Captain Sensible

Who are the best Captain options for FPL Blank Gameweek 1?

Jan Sienkiewicz was the king of the Fantasy Premier League captaincy in 2019/20, scoring a whopping 657 points from the armband, the second-highest in the whole world. We asked him to help out with the captaincy debate ahead of the new campaign’s Gameweek 1 deadline.


Quite an unprecedented 2020/2021 pre-season is drawing to a close, as we are eagerly waiting for the new FPL campaign to start. Hundreds of drafts, multiple formations, Wildcard strategies and planning early transfers; we have all been there and, in fact, we are all living in this world right now.

There is one common denominator in our efforts; trying to find the best captain. Getting the right skipper is usually a crucial component to having a successful season and Fantasy managers are looking to start the campaign strongly with the right choice. Let’s evaluate the options available for us in Gameweek 1.

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Captain Poll

Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£12.0m)  tops the Fantasy Football Scout captain poll with 53.3% of votes, as he faces a newly-promoted Fulham side in Gameweek 1.

The Arsenal striker, who has been reclassified as a midfielder for this season’s edition of FPL, is currently owned by 44.1% of Fantasy managers – which is more than the combined ownership of Sadio Mané (£12.0m, 13.3% ownership) and Mohammed Salah (£12.0m, 29.8% ownership).

The Gabonese international starred in Arsenal’s Community Shield victory two weeks ago (scoring a long-distance goal in a 1-1 draw that the Gunners won on penalties) and then netted twice in a 3-2 friendly defeat to Aston Villa behind-closed-doors.

Aubameyang’s great form is accompanied by a favourable Gameweek 1 fixture too, as Fulham’s defensive vulnerabilities are still fresh in people’s minds from the 2018/19 campaign. The Cottagers conceded a league-high of 81 goals the last time they were in the top flight, which included nine goals over two games against Arsenal (5-1 and 4-1 defeats).

Metrics

The second most popular pick for the armband among the Fantasy Football Scout users this week is Salah (25.6%). Considering that the runaway 2019/20 champions are hosting newly-promoted Leeds United, and Manchester City and Manchester United are without a fixture, it seems to some extent surprising that the Fantasy-proven Egyptian midfielder is struggling to attract more interest for the armband.

Even more of a surprise, Mané sits at third in the poll with only 3.9% of votes. The Senegalese winger, who scored 18 goals and provided 10 Fantasy assists last season, showed glimpses of class in pre-season and will be looking to improve on his impressive home record against newly-promoted opposition on Saturday.

Behind the podium we can find Chelsea’s new striker Timo Werner (£9.5m, 3.5% of votes), Liverpool’s defender Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m, 2.1%), as well as Tottenham Hotspur assets – Son Heung-min (£9.5, 2.1%) and Harry Kane (£10.5m, 1.8%).

Based on the poll, the main decision managers will have to make regarding captaincy will involve comparing Aubameyang with Salah. We will therefore mostly focus on the Liverpool and Arsenal options.

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  1. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Is James Rodríguez a good punt at his price from the start - got some great fixtures from GW2. Will he be nailed to start GW1
    I like the look of this mid 5
    Salah Auba Alli Barnes James Rodríguez

    1. KING KOUNDER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Agree.
      How sure are you in Barnes?
      Fix's are tasty, but am still not sure.

    2. TheComRED-YNWA
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Not keen on Alli. Can you downgrade Barnes and/or somewhere else to get it 1m for Son?

      1. TheComRED-YNWA
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Not keen on Barnes either. James a good punt but to punt on James+Alli+Barnes seems a step too far

        1. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Yeah I am wondering if all 3 is too much.
          My other main draft has Adams up front and a 4.5 mid for James.
          It leaves more than enough cash for Barnes to Pulisic or Havertz in GW3 and going with a 442 instead

          1. TheComRED-YNWA
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            James a better punt than Barnes imo. And easier to fix later on.
            If you really want a Chelsea mid, Barnes to a 4.5 and plan to find money elsewhere. If James doesn't kick off, then you'll be set up for James-Chelsea anyway.

    3. Kitsune
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I'm an Everton fan - can't resist. I am going with

      Auba / Mane / Rodriguez / Barnes / Soucek

      Yeah it's a gamble but it has to be fun as well.

      Rodriguez could be great, fixtures, proven quality with this manager, but also could be a Moise Kean, Walcott or Siggy. Who knows at this stage?

      I like the look of Barnes he seems attacking, takes a lot of shots. At 7 mill or under it's all at least a bit of a punt, isn't it?

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Why I might punt on these 3 is apart from Auba they are the only ones on a possible out list for the first 3 weeks. So not the end of the world if they fail and getting Che mid would be easy.

      2. Third Eye Vision
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Siggy scored 182 points in fpl the season before last.

    4. fatty100kg
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I also got James. I know the risks but still want to see what he's about.

        I have the same approach also for WBA's Pereira, just loved the youtube highlights - and for 6m only! 😀

        I feel it wont be too hard to move this around if needed, eg. for Chelsea, Wolves, Newcastle or West Ham mids. Or to Foden, Greenwood, Grealish. So I like the punts and the options as well 🙂

    5. TheComRED-YNWA
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      How much money is too much ITB if you're trying to stay flexible?
      I downgraded Taylor to Douglas to have 1m itb but first transfer would be Salah->Bruno, leaving me with 2.5m itb on gw2 (unless I take a hit to spend that money elsewhere).
      Should I
      a) stay on Douglas for a cheap punt and flexibility
      b) revert to Taylor +.5 itb or
      c) upgrade def and/or mid and leave 0 itb

      Here is what the teams looks like.

      McCarthy (4.0)
      TAA-Dier-KWP(Douglas-Mitchell)
      Auba-Salah-Son-7.5-5.0 (or 8.0-4.5)
      Werner-6.0 (Davis)

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        "How much money is too much ITB if you're trying to stay flexible?"

        This year with the late entry of Mancs and the transfer window still open, it's more advisable than ever to keep money itb. How much? No limit!

      2. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        b

    6. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Your best combo of 1 mf + 1 fwd (for 13m)

      1. Sahil.....
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Dcl + perreria

    7. pk3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Thoughts?

      Ryan
      TAA Davies KWP Justin
      Auba Rodriguez Son
      Vardy Werner Adams

      Greenwood Bissouma Mitchell

      1. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Greenwood is a transfer waiting to happen with the latest Sancho news that deal could be close

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          German media reporting Sancho isn’t even in play. Cannot see him going to United tbh ; better options next year.

      2. KING KOUNDER
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Watchout for the Sancho transfer. GW may not be nailed.

      3. The Knights Template
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Arise, Sir Pk3

    8. The Man Pastore
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      What's the best option here :

      A) Son + Soucek
      B) Alli + ASM + 0.5ITB to upgrade Ings to Martial GW2

      Soucek/ASM would be playing 4th mid

      Cheers!

      1. KING KOUNDER
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Really like Son & Martial.
        I would try to fit both.

      2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        B but I really don't mind having Soucek as 4th mid instead of ASM

        1. The Man Pastore
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Thanks!

          I might go Alli + Soucek then and upgrade a 4.5m def to Dier or Werner to Vardy

          1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Both upgrade look super goood.

            Good luck!

            1. The Man Pastore
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              That would give me this as a final team :

              Ryan
              TAA Dier KWP
              Mane Auba Son Soucek
              Werner Ings Adams

              Bench: Steer Vinagre Mitchell Bissouma

              0.5ITB

    9. KING KOUNDER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Bottomed, repost.

      McCarthy- Nyland
      TAA - Robbo - Digne - Davies - Johnson
      James - Son - Auba - ASM - Biss
      Werner - Ings - Davis

      1.0 ITB, planned Ings to Martial.

      Hello deadzone, fixed on my strategy, any better options in the same price ranges or any glaring mistakes ?

    10. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Jwp or Adams?

      1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Jwp. Set pieces win

        1. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Cheers bud. Kane or vardy?

          1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Kane Mitro Antonio here

            1. Disturbed
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Funds for antonio replacement next gw?

              1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Keeping him for at least 2 GWs.. will get fund from selling auba kane or salah if needed

      2. Winston.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Adams, maybe a risk worth taking.
        He has nice underlying numbers. Could potentially be a bargain. What if Ings gets injured again as usual?

      3. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Adams

    11. Live Lad
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Thinks I can change easily with this setup. Vardy can be Werner/ Martial/ Kane. Alli might become one of Chelsea mids. Ings can be DCL or Wilson if they prosper. I really want Tierney but not worth downgrading Alli or Vardy for him.

      McCarthy
      Holding, TAA, Davies
      Alli, ASM, Salah, Auba (c)
      Vardy, Ings, Mitro

      Subs: Nyland, Bissouma, Mitchell, Ferguson
      Please help.

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Looks good. GL
        Whats with Holding You know that’s not template?
        🙂 🙂

    12. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      McCarthy, -----
      TAA, Justin, Vinagre, Dallas, Mitchell
      Auba, Salah, -----, ASM, Bissouma
      Wilson, -----, -----

      1) 352 w/o KDB + funds ITB >>> Ryan - Son - Werner - KDavis
      2) 343 w/ KDB on bench >>> Steer - KDB - Mitro - Ings

      1. ManofKent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I prefer B, but not keen on your defence.

    13. Hazardouss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      The egos that some of the self anointed 'FPL gurus' hold is truly outrageous. The amount of comments you can find, especially on HT's which detract from the whole purpose of the post just to have a dig is beyond me. Whilst I acknowledge that the vast majority of people want to help each other and contribute to the community, there seems to be some who simply don't.

      Perhaps time to gather some perspective?

      1. The Knights Template
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        B

        1. Hazardouss
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Hahah I actually quite enjoyed that, thank you

      2. Kitsune
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        What are HTs?

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Hot topics i think

      3. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I don’t see much negative comments, but I am more in the articles than hot topics.
        I did see some really good feedback on the video lateriser zophar and someone else did. Must finish listening to that those 3 guys really know their stuff.

    14. Taegugk Warrior
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Ryan
      TAA/Egan/KWP
      Salah/Auba/Son/ASM/Soucek
      Kane/Mitro

      Button-Mitchel-Lascelles-Davis
      Leaving 1.5 itb
      Son to Bruno GW2

      1. The Knights Template
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Arise, Sir Taeguk Warrior!

      2. ManofKent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Looks okay for Gw1 even with bench cash

    15. Kyle2210
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I was at the bottom so reposted.

        I think I am set on this what do you guys think?

        Mccarthy (Nyland)
        Van Dijk KWP Dier Lascelles (Bardsley)
        Auba Mane Traore Saint Max (Soucek)
        Ings Jiminez (Wood)

        Looking to change ings to Bruno with the spare 2Mil.

        The only other question is KWP or Justin.

        Any thoughts appreciated!

        1. ManofKent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Not sure how nailed Traore is. Prefer KWP to Justin

        2. Houldsworth Hatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Very weak mid and no Trent could see you really suffer. I’d seriously look at losing Traore. That said I’m not planning on making transfers and weakening my team the week before. I’ll get City/United assets if there’s a reason to lose my Chelsea/Spurs assets and not just because. I’m going to try the upside chatting approach this year so I’m sure there’ll be In at the right times. Either way, good luck!

      • jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Currently set on this lot and a GW1 BB. Haven't had the time to be on here really in recent weeks so wouldn't mind some feedback.
        Main thing being...is there a high risk that any of the below won't feature in GW1?
        Thanks in advance:

        Ramsdale McCarthy
        Trent Tierney Davis James Saiss
        Auba Alli JWP Peireira Bowen
        Werner Ings Nketiah

        1. amit1964
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          your mid is 7/10

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            useful lol

        2. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Nkeitiah and Saiss have small possibility of getting benched.

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Cheers mate, yeah Saiss is the main one I'm a bit concerned about. With Laca wanting out feel fast Eddie should play?

            1. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              He should start but even if we ignore Lacazette, their are Willian, Pepe, Saka for wings resulting in Aubameyang upfront.

              Hopefully press will help.

              1. jia you jia you
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                true, thanks

        3. Joggers Nipple
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          IMO opinion all start with ? over James

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            nice one, might just leave it as could tinker til deadline and be no better off

        4. NABIL - 1 season 1der
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Pereira Bowen Nketiah..

          Was really expecting this kind of selection from you 😉 you know the argument. Good luck!

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Pereira is the only one of the three in my non BB draft and I do like him as an early punt despite WBA being a tad rubbish lol

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Here there 'Jia',

              Couple of points: you have 2 midfielders playing for truly terrible teams - I'd move off at least one, if I were you.
              Secondly, I'd shave off some money from the GK combo. Spend max 9m - either 5.0/4.0 or 4.5/4.5.

              1. jia you jia you
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                true, it's a GW1 BB punt though and will likely wildcard very early and get a 4.0 keeper and another cheapie or two for bench

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Oh, I missed that. BB and WC before the transfer window's shut screams 'ghost team by November' to me!

                  1. jia you jia you
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    haha perhaps

      • ManofKent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Thoughts on Mitchell v Ferguson? Mitchell unlikely to get more than 1/2 weeks with PVA back in training, but how long until Ferguson is fit and will he hold a place? Would save wasting a transfer on a 4m...

        1. Joggers Nipple
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Gone Mitchell as need a GW1 player, if not I would get Ferguson

        2. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Started 1 on 1 training 2 weeks ago. Would think he should be back around gw3 based off that

        3. NABIL - 1 season 1der
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Depends on your strategy. As for me, I'm starting with Mitchell as back up since I'm also getting taylor and Soucek.

      • Tom1804
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Thoughts?

        Ramsdale (Martin)
        TAA | Doherty | Vinagre | KWP (Mitchell)
        Auba | Salah | Havertz | Saint-Max (Foden)
        Mitrovic | Werner (Brewster)

        1. Joggers Nipple
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Like it a lot, Doherty not appealing to me under negative manager but hey, nice team

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Think there's a fair argument that Jose likes a right sided attacking full back and Doherty could be gold but going for the cheaper Davies to begin with I think

            1. Joggers Nipple
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              True but one goal up they all just drop deep and hold on, if hes not involved in that first goal then returns unlikely. Imo.

              1. jia you jia you
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                fair point

        2. The Knights Template
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Arise, Sir Tom1804!

        3. Houldsworth Hatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Question mark over Vinagre starting but nice team apart from that.

        4. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I like this a lot.
          You are looking past fixtures 1 and 2 as well.
          Havertz and Foden is where I want to be by GW3 or 4 too so why am I messing about the Rodríguez and Barnes in those spots now ?

      • Joggers Nipple
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Lots of plans for later moves with TOT mid to CH mid, Ings to Martial with 0.5 ITB and Auba to KDB later but in general any A/ B/ C preferences?

        ????
        TAA/ Davies/ Mitchell/ ????
        Salah/ Auba/ ASM/ ???
        Werner/ Ings

        4.0 GK Bissouma Taylor 4.5 FWRD

        A. Ryan Son KWP
        B. Ramsdale Alli Saiis (or any 5.0def)
        C Ramsdale Havertz KWP

        Thanks for any thoughts.

        1. sunzip14
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          A to start the season

          1. Joggers Nipple
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Cheers, currently on that one but C is calling to me now

        2. Sandesh_
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          C

        3. ManofKent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          C by a small margin over B

          1. Joggers Nipple
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Cheers

        4. Houldsworth Hatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          C but I don’t like either GK. I understand you don’t want double Saints back line though.

        5. NABIL - 1 season 1der
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          A or B

        6. Joggers Nipple
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Thank you all.
          Some a, some b, some c. Totally useless (joke)

          Will make my mind up somehow. Thanks again

      • Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Thoughts on this. Been on it for 48 hours now:-

        McCarthy
        TAA Doherty Egan
        Salah Aubameyang Alli ASM
        Werner DCL Mitrović

        Button Bissouma Webster Mitchell

        1. Joggers Nipple
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Nice team. Leave it as that

          1. Houldsworth Hatter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Thanks JN

      • Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        A) Play Mitchell and Son gw1 (then FT Son to Bruno)
        B) Play Mane and Antonio and take a -4 (to bring in Bruno and Martial)

        1. steven8991
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          A

        2. Joggers Nipple
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          a

      • Silent Friend
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Reckon Vinagre stay, do you still pick him with Marca signing

        1. Joggers Nipple
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          no

      • sunzip14
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Which is a better option:

        A) Start Barnes in GW 1 with 1.5 itb
        B) Get Havertz and have 0itb

        I am inclined towards A because that allows Ings>Martial or Son>Rashford/Bruno, or even Barnes could become another mid up to 8.5 if he doesn't look appealing.

        1. The Knights Template
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          B

        2. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          A

        3. Houldsworth Hatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          B

      • Ninjaa
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Thoughts on this lot please chaps?? 657th Draft. Unsure on Zaha????? Thoughts?

        McCarthy Nyland
        TAA Egan KWP Taylor Justin
        Aubameyang Salah ASM Zaha Reed
        Werner Ings Mitrovic

        1. The Knights Template
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Preferred Rodriguez, Sir Madfincha

          1. Ninjaa
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Lol cheers

          2. Ninjaa
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            The extra 0.5 for Rodriguez means I have to downgrade probably justin to 4.0m to keep the 0.5m itb for ings to Martial? What you reckon?

            1. The Knights Template
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Ings to Martial is a great move

              1. Ninjaa
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Zaha ???????

            2. Third Eye Vision
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              If you want the 0.5 that’s the best way to do it.

              1. Ninjaa
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                And go with Rodriguez instead of Zaha?

        2. Ninjaa
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          0.5m itb for Ings to Martial

        3. sunzip14
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          downgrade 1 defender, upgrade Zaha. Any money left itb?

          1. Ninjaa
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            0.5 Itb. Which defender and zaha to who??????

            1. sunzip14
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              KWP (just because of the double up) and maybe keep 1.0 itb and start the season with Barnes? I don't think 5 strong defenders is needed.

      • Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Quick poll.

        a. kane jwp
        b. ings alli

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          B

        2. PogBruno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          A for captaincy in week 3

          1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            This. Very much

        3. Joggers Nipple
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          b

        4. The Knights Template
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          B

        5. Houldsworth Hatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          B

        6. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Pretty unanimous. Thanks all.

      • PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Is Robertson worth the extra 0.5m over VVD?

        They seem to match each other by the end of the season, while I agree that Robbo is more exciting to watch.

        Which player would you go for to double-up with TAA?

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          If you plan to keep long term then VVD. Short term Robbo.

          1. PogBruno
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            I would keep them for the season...dont see any better value in 6.5-7.0m price bracket unless a certain Ings emerges which I would miss anyway

        2. The Knights Template
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Yes

        3. ManofKent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Robbo has slightly more ceiling - worth the extra 0.5 to me, but it depends what you do with it...

        4. TheComRED-YNWA
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Robbo might get rest as soon as Tsimikas adapts.

      • Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Who have people got as there 4.5 mid fodder?

        1. PogBruno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Biss

        2. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          If I was picking one, it would be Bissouma

        3. ManofKent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Biss

        4. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          unusually enough I've nobody under 5.0 in my starting squad

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Bissouma or Stephens would be mine if I did go down that route (which I likely would if not boosting)

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              As all my players are active and my 4.5 mid is likely to occupy last place on the bench, I feel like I can afford a punt. I'm on Ollie Burke, now a Blade. Prob won't ever start a game, but there's an outside chance the gaffer will make him a lone striker and turn him into Lord Mk. II

              1. ManofKent
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Very punty - he's got pace and I hope Wilder can do something with him. WBA fans think they got the much better deal with the Robinson swap...

      • TheComRED-YNWA
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Best option to free up £ for Mancs gw 2&3?

        a)Douglas&Mitchell +1 itb
        b)Taylor&Mitchell + 0.5 itb

        Playing 3-5-2 with TAA-Dier-KWP

      • TheSpecialOne
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        does anyone have an update on jamie tartts situation with afc richmond?

      • mo 10+ FFS- einzkp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Morning all,

        I have been on and off the site numerous times over the past 11 years and whilst I have been very impressed with the staggering amount of new content the past few years, iId like to rekindle some of the communication between the old school registrants of the site.

        To this end, I have set up an FPL FSS Old School Classic league for registrants who have been on the site for 10 years +.

        I thought this would be a fun way to see which old school lurkers are out there and to try and tempt them to come out of the woodwork.

        Who of the FPL FSS stalwarts would like to pit themselves against age-old friends and foes?

        This isn't supposed to be inclusive and one day the new school will be eligible!

        League Code:einzkp

        1. Joggers Nipple
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          What is the name of the league? I m in if it isnt Fantasy Football Scout....
          Not giving this place to my casual mini league rivals

          1. mo 10+ FFS- einzkp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            i have been a bit sneeky due to this exact reason!

            FPL FSS Old School......

            as opposed to FPL FFS.

        2. Kitsune
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          First time I played and found this site was 9 years ago. I didn't play for a few years, the site does seem to have changed a lot, and there's masses of players now.

          1. mo 10+ FFS- einzkp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            agreed mate. the whole concept has completely been. blown out of the water and I love it!

            1. theoldgit
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Everything seemed more fun when Mark, Jonty and Granville were involved. A lot more serious now.

              1. mo 10+ FFS- einzkp
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Yep I know what you meant there are plusses and minuses! You never know, maybe they will be tempted into entering the league!

      • Cadgillies17
          1 month, 12 days ago

          best Mid for 6M

          1. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Probably Ward Prowse or Fleck

          2. sunzip14
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Doucoure (5.5)/JWP/

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              so much depends on where Carlo deploys Doucoure... I really rate him as an absolute beast and could be cracking value this season!

              1. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Would think Allan drops back to allow Doucoure to push forward as a box to box

              2. sunzip14
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                On the left in place of Iwobi is my thinking.

          3. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Peireira

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              I'm on Doucoure, 5.5

            2. King Drogba11
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 12 days ago

              I second this.

          4. Phil's Stamps
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            I've got two 5.5 mids but can stretch to one 6.0. I'm on Doucoure for the first, unsure about the second.

            No love for Pereira?

            1. ManofKent
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              I'm punting on him and Grady 🙂

        • Littlefish92
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Any changers or gtg ?

          McCarthy

          Trent justin Toby

          Aubameyang salah asm son

          Werner Dcl Mitrović

          Subs Nyland Taylor Mitchell Bissouma

        • Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I wonder if Havertz will take up positions as a striker under Lampard to fill for when Werner moves wide.