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.

As this article uses data from the Fantasy Football Scout Premium Members Area, only those with a valid subscription can access it in full.

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. NEXUS-6
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Great read.

  2. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Anyone else has an extremely nice looking off template team? Think I've cracked it..

    1. Z
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Yeap 🙂

    2. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      yep, lovely

    3. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      It's that nice looking you're not showing it 🙂

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Last time I posted my team it became template within a few hours... Luckily been a few shake ups since then 😉

  3. Promoted Teams FPL Assets
    BigManBakar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Which FPL assets to pick from promoted teams?

    Hi everyone, I hope you have been keeping well over the break. Presented below is an overview of this season’s promoted teams as we head closer to GW 1:

    LEEDS UNITED

    I start with Leeds United. Leeds were the winners of the Championship last season, and come into the Premier League for the first time since 2004 under the tenure of enigmatic manager Marcelo Bielsa, who favoured a 4-1-4-1 formation last term. Leeds had the best defensive record in the Championship, keeping 22 clean sheets and conceding just 35 goals. To put this into context, Sheffield United conceded 41 goals when they won the Championship, and were able to carry forward their defensive form in the Premier League. Not only this, Leeds come into the top-flight with the best defensive record of a Championship-winning defence since 2010/11. Unsurprisingly, Leeds kept the bulk of their clean sheets at Elland Road - their record of 13 home clean sheets was four better than what any other Championship club managed at home. Further, Leeds had nine clean sheets in their last 12 games which shows that they are a side full of confidence. The loss of Ben White might be huge for them, but Bielsa will be hoping new signing Robin Koch can make up for that. Both full backs, Ayling and Dallas, like to push up and have the potential to be this year’s Matt Doherty as both averaged approximately a key pass per game last season. Which one of the two to pick? Overall, Dallas has the better stats over the season, creating 11 big chances to Ayling’s 8. However, it’s important to put things into context. Dallas scored three of his five goals from midfield last season. That seems unlikely now, as Leeds seem to have a settled midfield so Dallas is highly likely to start as full back. It’s also worth noting that Dallas played 29 games at full back, a spell during which he scored twice and assisted just once. Tellingly, when both Ayling and Dallas have played together in defence, Ayling has the higher expected goals (xG) and assists (xA). I think this will be the case at the start of the season, based on the fact that Bielsa has indicated in his press conference that Koch is in great physical condition, so I expect the defence to be Ayling-Koch-Cooper-Dallas. So to begin with I think Ayling might be a better asset to own, particularly for FPL managers wildcarding early. There’s a chance that later on in the season Dallas starts playing in midfield or Ayling starts playing as the centre back which is when the dynamics might change. For now, I think Ayling has the most potential and is the more nailed asset. Attacking wise, Leeds scored 40 goals at home vs 37 away last season, which tells me that Bielsa doesn’t set up too defensively even in away games so there is potential for attacking returns away from home too. Leeds created at least 27% more big chances last season than Norwich, Sheffield United and Aston Villa in the Championship in 2018/19. Astonishingly, Bamford missed 77% of the big chances afforded to him last season (34 of 44) which indicates that a better striker, perhaps Rodrigo, might be worth keeping an eye on once the season commences because as of now, it remains to be seen whether he starts right away.

    WEST BROM
    Slaven Bilić - now that’s a name we’ve heard before. The Baggies come into the Premier League having scored the highest number of goals on home turf in the Championship last season while being ranked fifth for away goals over the season. Defensively, even though they conceded only 45 goals in 46 matches, this was split between having the best away defensive record in the division (18 conceded) and the 11th best record for home goals conceded (27 conceded). This tells me that the Baggies are far more open at home, which leaves them exposed on the counter. Bilic initially started out with a 4-2-3-1 system but moved towards 4-3-3 in the latter half of the campaign. West Brom were heavily reliant on two strikers last season – Austin and Robson-Kanu, both of whom are likely to struggle in the top flight. The lack of a reliable striker and just 14 clean sheets over the season (58% less than what Leeds managed) suggests that there are not too many options worth considering. The only West Brom asset who catches eye is Matheus Pereira, who is likely to start as a right winger in a 4-3-3 or as the #10 in a 4-2-3-1 should Bilic decide to change formation. His total of 116 chances created was the best in the Championship and he was ranked eighth for shots in the division (111). Note that half of his 111 attempts (55) came from outside the area yet just three long shots found the net. His total of 20 big chances created was another figure that was unsurpassed in the English second tier in 2019/20. So was his total of 16 assists - the most by any player in a single Championship season for five years. On free-kicks and corners, and Slaven Bilic is expected to build his attack around him. LEI, eve, CHE, sou is a tough run to begin though, so it will be interesting to see if Pereira can replicate his Championship form to some extent.

    FULHAM
    If you were playing FPL back in 2018/19, you might still must be scarred of the traumatic experiences of owning Fulham assets back in the days. Fulham’s defensive record, like West Brom’s, wasn’t the best either as eight more sides conceded fewer goals than them in the Championship last term. Bryan’s price tag of £5.0m is too high and is inflated largely due his playoff final heroics. Hence initially, the defence is a write off for me. Up front, there’s only one guy to talk about and you know who - Aleksandar Mitrović. Mitrović registered 26 goals and two assists last season, with a 49% goal involvement rate, so it’s clear that he’s the talisman. He also topped the charts for shots in the box per appearance in the Championship last year. Not only does he have penalties in his locker, what’s also impressive about him that he got subbed just once in the 40 games that he started and that was due to injury. What concerns me about him is Fulham, more than himself though. Last season, Fulham were ranked fourth for goals scored at home (40) but just 17th for away goals scored (24). That tells me Leeds away in GW2 might actually be a tough fixture for Mitrović and a good one for the Leeds full backs, if you own them - as Parker likes to go safety first away from home. Parker favors a 4-3-3 or a 4-2-3-1 formation with a possession-based approach, but worryingly, no side created fewer chances on the counter-attack than Parker’s troops so it would be interesting to see how they cope in the Premier League given that they are highly unlikely to be able to play possession football here.

    Thank you for taking the time out to read! I would like to credit FFScout and Twitter posters Zophar, FPLChef and FPLSwede for helping me in my work. If you are looking to follow more of my content, follow me at:

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigmanbakar
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    1. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Paragraphs . . . . Follow me, follow me . . . . .

      1. Berbs
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        It is a brilliant and informative write up that has taken a lot of research. You should try contributing something for once.

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          A bit high praise for this particular post... Nothing new

          Love his weekly stats summaries though

        2. ritzyd
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Sure, how about this from earlier today?

          https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/22363862

          1. Berbs
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Very nice work, good stuff.

            Allow the hate on others who are equally doing good work for free in times where a lot are charging for rubbish advice.

            1. ritzyd
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              I think Big Mans work is excellent and he is one of a handful i do actually follow on twitter. I just find the constant begging for likes/follows/subscribes to be rather annoying at present.

              1. Pumpy Pro
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                I do. And the mass spoonfeeding.

          2. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Lol

          3. THE WERNER DELUSION
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            haha, well played sir

          4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Mic drop

    2. berka85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      How about Cavaleiro (5,5)?!

    3. JustPark
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Great stuff!!

    4. CaTriEm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      A good read, paragraphs needed though. Was this written before the sale of Diangana to WBA? He definitely seems worth a mention at least.

    5. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Thanks mate, ayling Dallas killing me! Going Dallas I think

      1. ritzyd
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Gone for Ayling personally, as Big man points out above most of the dallas returns came when in MF.

    6. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Gonna nitpick the fact that SHU didn't win the Championship. I'm sure you knew that though. Looking forward to your GW reviews as usual

    7. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Cheers Bakar, was a good read.

    8. Pointless
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Thanks for good summary of promoted clubs!

    9. Dr Van Nostrand
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Do we know if Meslier is deffo 1st choice?

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

      Thank you very much for the highly encouraging feedback guys!

  4. Og
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    havertz to start gw1?

    Also, who from GW1.

    A. Havertz
    B. Ings.
    C. Son

    Cheers

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      GW1 in isolation... ings

  5. GloryManUnited
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Best of the 4.0 defender enablers?

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Mitchell maybe

    2. Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I'm thinking of Ferguson

  6. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    RMT - / 10??

    McCarthy
    TAA Coady Justin
    Auba Son Willian JW-P
    Richarlison Mitrovic Werner
    Taylor Ward Bissouma

    2.5 ITB

    1. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      5.5/10

    2. headfried
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Why 2.5 ITB

  7. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    What are the chances of Minamino starting you reckon?

    1. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Slim

    2. JustPark
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      How about, TAA?

  8. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    havertz or puli?

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Got to be Puli long term

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Not necessarily. Let's compare them at the end of the season.

    2. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Getting Puli in GW3

    3. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Havertz this week, Pulisic likely to be eased back in

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        agreed... woul\ve liked ziyech over both of them... shame he's hurt

    4. Og
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Both from gw3

  9. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Has this been asked yet?

    A. Havertz Wilson
    B. Werner ASM

    1. Z
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I did....2 days in a row, spaming like idiot.

      I am with B, and i am happy

    2. 03farmboy
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      B for me

    3. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Tough mate, leaning towards B

    4. Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      This is the big one. I suspect A medium term, but I think A early doors

      1. Ser Davos
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        B early doors

  10. 03farmboy
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Wilson

    Or

    Batshuayi

    1. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Wilson by some distance

      1. 03farmboy
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Do you not think batshuayi will do well now he’s gone Crystal Palace?

        1. ritzyd
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Did he last season?

        2. Og
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Depenfs if you want 48 points or more than 48 pts

    2. Feed tha Sheep
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Wilson

  11. Feed tha Sheep
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Which one?
    A. Werner & Son
    B. Kane & Havertz

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      B over the season

    2. Z
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      A

    3. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      C. Werner and Havertz

      1. Feed tha Sheep
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        An option also do you think a better option and go no spurs?

        1. antis0cial
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          It’s an option... better? who knows! I think I am punting on Alli. Have Werner, now deciding on Salah or havertz and cash.

  12. No Professionals
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    FPL on twitter has become a joke. All experts. Everyone is desperate for followers, everyone loving everyone else’s posts to hopefully get a few of their followers. All trying to find away to make money for nothing.

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      some of the pateron offerings ive seen are mental

      one of the higher tiers = one 30 minute call for the whole season.... seriously?

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        It’s pathetic

      2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        😆 what morons are paying these people for FPL advice. This is absolutely hilarious.

    2. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Not just on twitter unfortunately - the amount of subsrcibe, follow me, patreon me, can i get x likes over the past months is a huge turn off.

      It's a free to play game with frankly very average prizes. . . . . . it's supposed to be a bit of fun

    3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      best summary of fpl twitter I have seen

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Just like all of twitter then.. garbage social medium. It's good for following ITKs thats it.

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        It’s all about TikTok

        1. Ser Davos
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Dismal

        2. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I've heard they have some good suicide videos on there for the kids

    5. That Posh Bloke
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Social media is a self promotion tool. This is why this happens. And this is why it’s rubbish. And this is why anyone who uses it normally uses because they have to (work) or because, to be frank, they’re sad like the very people you refer to.

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Let’s face it, fpl is saaaaaaaad in reality

    6. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      +1 I've observed the same. Overly-diluting the +7m food-chain. We'll be selling them coffee mugs & jerseys next 😉

  13. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Any interest in Bamford? He had an xG of 34 last season?! That's insane. If he cleans up his finishing or gets luckier even a little he could be looking at 15+ goals. That would be more than Richarlison from last season.

    I fully expect Bamford to start the first few games. FUL in GW2 looks pretty juicy.

    Too crazy?

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Never looked like a finisher. Not for me. He’ll get far fewer chances. Be amazed if he gets double figures.

    2. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      stats

    3. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Too crazy

    4. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      He’s an awful player, not premiership quality.

    5. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Can't see him getting close to double figures

    6. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      He won't have half the chances this season so even if he cleans up quite a bit he will still be mediocre

    7. Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      The Leeds points may be spread. Can see him doing better than we think Bielsa's system, but a transfer waiting to happen

    8. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Just imagine he would actually overperform xG and score like 40 goals. The amount of big chances he had was crazy but even crazier was the percantage of the big chances he missed... But I agree, for that price he could be a good value at the start of the season.

    9. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      What is all this Camzy? First Walcott, now Bamford. This is getting serious.

      1. JohnnyRev7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        FPL suicide even before GW1? Some rivers run deep.

  14. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    First RMT...

    Ramsdale
    TAA Justin Doherty
    Havertz Salah Aubameyang Soccer
    Adams Kane Mitro

    Nyland | Ayling Mitchell Gordon

    1. Zladan
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Is soccer Pulisic?

      1. Rains of Castamere
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Haha

        1. Zladan
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I think it’s a nice side. Strong at the back means funds maybe aren’t so transferable.

          Have you got a City & United plan or will you just cross that bridge as it comes next week?

          1. Rains of Castamere
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Thanks mate. Considering Salah to Bruno then Aubameyang to KDB in GW3. But not set in stone.

      2. ritzyd
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I guess soucek but soccer should totally be a viable replacement for pulisic !

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Soccer?

    3. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      *Soccer is Soucek damn auto correct 😀

    4. Bank$y
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I’d leave out Pulisic for now

  15. Drip Doctor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Final decision. Son or Havertz?

    1. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Havertz

    2. n-doggg
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Havertz going to start you think?

      1. Drip Doctor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Thats slight doubt is whats putting me off.

      2. soumyeah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Looks like it

    3. Zladan
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Both! Son if you have to choose.

      Havertz fixtures and amazing. Also interesting to see how he fits in and settles down.

  16. antis0cial
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    To Mo or not to Mo. Team 2 has .5 for Ings to martial gw2. Team 1 or 2?

    Team 1
    McCarthy
    TAA Robbo Doherty Saiss
    Auba Alli Salah ASM
    Werner Adams

    Mitchell Bissouma Davis

    Team 2
    McCarthy
    TAA Robbo Doherty
    Auba Alli Havertz Soucek
    Werner Adams Ings

    Justin Mitchell Bissouma

    1. Drip Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Team 2

  17. Lexi2014
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    McCarthy
    TAA / Vinagre / Justin
    Auba / Salah / ASM / Soucek
    Werner / Ings / Mitro

    Ryan / Saliba / Mitchell / Greenwood

    Leaves me 0 itb. Thoughts? Obviously keeping an eye on Vinagre situ

  18. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    What’s wrong with this team?

    McCarthy (4.0)
    TAA, Davies, Saliba, Justin (Buur)
    Salah, Auba, Son, ASM (Bissouma)
    Werner, Ings (Brewster)

    0.5 ITB to do Ings -> Martial GW2

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      why so negative?

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Can’t decide between this and playing 3-4-3 having Tierney, Mitro & Adams over Saliba, Ings & Brewster. Makes it harder to get a United asset GW2 though...:(

    2. n-doggg
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Not much. Saliba probably worth a punt. Only thing I’d do is change Brewster for another 4.5 player in case you want three pool.

      I have basically the same team although have Adams and dcl rather than Ings and a 4.5 to give me some more options

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Thanks - ye this is an option but it’s sheer to get to a United asset GW2...but agree it gives better balance

        1. n-doggg
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I’ve got son and 0.5 to get in Rashford. Or could move Salah out if he disappoints again for Bruno

          1. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Ye but we will prob need a Chelsea Mid too so I’d way you’d have martiaL up front and son -> Havertz GW3 or 4.

            I know we can’t have them all....

  19. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Wow, what an article. Great scouting.

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      thanks

  20. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 13 days ago

    I just spent 30 minutes on the wolves forums and this was my findings in case anyone was interested and wanted to go Saïss over coady

    Boly/coady - 100% nailed of course
    Saïss - only 75%

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      best way to spend 30 mins on a thursday night

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Hey Bruce

        1. Bruce Lee
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Tony my GUY, you good?

  21. headfried
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    2 Simple questions

    Who to pick?

    Def. A. Egan B. James
    Attack A. Mitrovic B. Adams

    Have at it

    1. Z
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Double A

  22. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    In your opinion who are the standout 4.5 - 5.0 DFs to have for the first 4 - 6 GWs

    Any ideas would be welcomed

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      KWP rotating with Dallas
      Egan

    2. Lexi2014
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      KWP, Dallas, Justin

  23. Zladan
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Thoughts? Too heavy on the big guns?

    McCarthy
    TAA Davies KWP
    Salah Auba Son Havertz ASM
    Werner Austin

    Button Mitchell Johnson Davis

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Yes it is imo. Don’t like Austin. Tied in to double soton defence, potentially no bench.

    2. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I’d drop son to alli and make Austin a 6.0 and get another 4.5m defender

      1. Zladan
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Thanks!

        Yeah I don’t fancy Austin really. I think I’d rather downgrade Havertz before Son who is the in form man.

  24. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    GW1 only

    A) Tierney
    B) Boly

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      A

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Cheers

  25. Sotamendi84
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    so who will play left back for leicester? does justin have a chance to move there when ricardo is back?

  26. RVP20
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    McCarthey - Nyland
    TAA - Davies - KWP - Justin - Mitchell
    Auba - Salah - Son - Greenwood - ASM
    Werner - Mitrovic - Davis

    Any opinions on this team?

  27. Djemba-Djemba
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    No one else considering James Rodriguez, great player who hasn't had a chance to shine.

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      everton is a better place to shine compared to real madrid, everyone knows

      1. Djemba-Djemba
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        He was benched most the time at Madrid. Surely he will start for everton

    2. xiMoxiee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I'm going for it

      1. Rigid Digit
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Moved in today - Ancelotti likes him, he takes confidence from that. Could be shrewd. Just hope he starts well, and doesn't take too long to settle in scouseland

    3. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Poor man's Di Maria to United transfer.

  28. arkom
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Why am I choosing Son instead of a Robertson (+2£ ITB)? Robbo more points last year

    Currenlty on:
    Justin - TAA - Vinagre
    Salah - Auba - Son - Soucek
    Werner - Mitro - Ings

  29. Old Gregg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Evening,

    I'm looking for a 1/2 game midfield punt up to 7.5m.

    What do you recommend?

    a) Bowen
    b) Soucek
    c) asm
    d) JWP
    e) Barnes
    f) any sugestions?

  30. Ratatouille
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Why is Aurier so lowly owned? Am I missing something?

    1. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      They've bought Doherty and Aurier is out of favour

      1. n-doggg
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Haha

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        This is what deluded FPL managers actually believe lol. Doherty won't be nailed it Aurier stays at spurs

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Which is exactly why I am reluctant to pick him for GW1.