Team Reveals

Fantasy Football Scout’s best FPL team reveals ahead of Gameweek 1 deadline

As Fantasy Premier League managers search for the best players and best combination of assets for Gameweek 1 of the 2020/21 season, we have collected our Team Reveals all in one place.

The clock is ticking down and everyone in the FPL community is desperate for some answers. Thankfully we have them in abundance.

Fantasy Football Scout will be running exclusive weekly Team Reveals on the site throughout the season (which you can ACCESS HERE), but as it’s the last day before the Gameweek 1 deadline we are publishing a bumper edition. 

We wanted to do something special, by sharing insights from a whole team of leading managers together in one place. Welcome to the best Gameweek 1 Team Reveals…

1. Lateriser12

Three-time top 200 finisher and India’s reigning champion, Lateriser12 is going without Salah, but how has he spread the funds? Premium Members can find out!

2. Simon March

Former FPL winner and four-time top 7k finisher Simon March is also going without Salah. Premium Members can find out why!

3. Darren Wiles

Currently sat third in the FFS Career Hall of Fame, Darren Wiles is going light up-front this season, but which mid-price forwards have taken his fancy?

4. Az

Co-host of the Scoutcast and FPL Black Box, Az has gone for a 4-3-3 formation in light of Blank Gameweek 1’s awkward nature.

5. Andy

With six top 20k finishes to his name, Andy Mears, our video manager, is eyeing up a Chelsea double-up for the start of 2020/21.

6. Zophar666

Recorded before Ziyech’s pre-season injury, this team reveal video from a seven-time top 10k finisher reveals a Chelsea double-up combined with lavish spending elsewhere.

7. Gianni Butticè

Author of Fantasy Premier League: Unlocking the Secrets to a Top 1% Finish, Gianni is going for the bold approach of a triple-up on Arsenal this season.

8. Karam

Karam has gone for the rather bold approach of tripling-up on Liverpool… in defence!

9. Sam Bonfeld

Fresh from a 3k-finish in 2019/20, Sam has somehow managed to get FOUR players priced £10.5m or higher into her team.

10. David Munday

Fantasy Football Scout editor David is toying with the inclusion of Harry Kane this season.

11. Neale Rigg

Fantasy Football Scout’s deputy editor Neale has considered going with a 4-4-2 formation to accommodate investment in Manchester United from the start.

12. Stephen Harrap

Meanwhile, the second-placed FFS Career Hall of Famer, Stephen Harrap has opted for a decidedly puzzling line-up (see what we did there?), choosing to semi-reveal his intended starting squad in cryptic crossword style.
The first person to correctly identify the squad in the comments will earn a Premium Membership (and our eternal admiration!)

GKs:

DJ could start a really hollow thought, and not finish, to get into him. (8)

He’s that cute! (6)

Defenders:

Is that the news of his arrival I hear? (6)

Thanks to Algeria’s opening man. (3)

He’s got the fish despite not ever angling. (7)

A spider’s home brew could be missing him? (8)

Sounds like he’s not going to pass, but I won’t give him an F! (6)

Midfielders:

He has, alas, a broken heart. (5)

He’s part of the direction to a religious king. (6)

Own a stats language on the top of zooming him. (7)

Two snakes, beginning outside, are around me, man. (8)

He likes a bite out of a sandwich between his two apples. (4)

Strikers:

He is a clown, or mistaken with a grand premier. (5)

They say he needs plates to go from left to wright. (6)

He performs headlessly; a cat painting half a funeral. (4-2-7)

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6,686 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Which two do you prefer?
    Alli
    C Taylor (benched GW1)

    Greenwood (Benched GW1)
    Egan

    1. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Alli Caylor.
      For all we know, United sign Sancho tomorrow and Greenwood becomes an instant squad player

      1. Will J 256
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Thanks mate!

  2. Clickzy
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Pick 2:

    A) Davies/Dier

    B) Egan

    C) Saiss

    Cheers

    1. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      All good options. I'm going for AC because it is a longer term pairing

    2. teddy.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B&C

    3. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 11 days ago

      AB

  3. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    1. 352 Soucek
    2. 442 Egan
    3. 343 with Mitro over ASM

    McCarthy/4.0
    TAA/Davies/Viangre/X/X
    Salah/Auba/Son/ASM/X
    Werner/Ings/X

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      3

    2. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 11 days ago

      343

  4. RedWolf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    McCarthy Button
    TAA Robbo KWP Justin Mitchell
    Auba Havertz Pulisic Pereira Bissouma
    Werner Ings Wilson

    Auba Ings to become KDB/Sterling Martial

    Risk having triple up on Chelsea from the start, especially pulisic, but if they fire from week 1, I'd be priced out

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Different, I like it

      1. Stram Dunk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Yeah, like it!

  5. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Ok that Timo Werner ownership is getting ridiculous

    Owned by almost half the people playing the game. Going to need one giant sofa on Monday

    1. arndff_
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Just sign him.

  6. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Best option to complete side

    A DierAlli Soucek
    B Ayling Son Bissouma ( play KWP)
    C Dier Havertz Bissouma ( play KWP)

    McCarthy
    TAA **** Justin
    Salah (c) Aubamayang **** ASM ****
    Werner Ings

    Button KWP Davis Taylor

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

      B

    2. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B

    3. Atimis
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Why not Son Soucek and one 4.0 def?

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Thanks- As was wanting.5 in bank for Ings to Martial as possible move next week

  7. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Rip it up?

    McCarthy
    Trent, Egan, Robbo
    Auba C, Soucek, Son, ASM
    Vardy, DCL, Werner

    Steer, Mitchell, Burr, Reed

    1.5

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Nice

    2. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Looks good, especially if Salah blanks.

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        That’s the gamble?

  8. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Seriously considering Alli ahead of Son...

    1. arndff_
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Why?

      1. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        gut

        1. arndff_
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Have to admi that's an amazing reason!

    2. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I’ve done it

  9. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Draft no. 2

    Steer Mccarthy
    TAA Justin Doherty Vinagre 4.0
    Auba Salah ASM Soucek 4.5
    Kane Werner Adams

    Why no Kane love? easy switch to anyone Martial Aguero Ings etc?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Prefer the other team you showed

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      What’s your thoughts on this no Salah team? As per my earlier comment on your draft Kane to DCL and Soucek to Son ?

      McCarthy
      TAA Justin Davies Egan
      Aubameyang Son Havertz ASM
      Werner Calvert-Lewin

      Button KWP Burke Martial

      1. Rinseboy
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        just seen this I like it. My favourite team right now is

        Mccarthy
        TAA Justin Dier
        Auba Havertz Alli Soucek ASM
        Ings Werner
        Steer Vinagre Martial Mitchell.

        I think im gonna captain Auba so that makes me pretty certain I won't have Salah and instead have Havertz and Martial ready for week 2

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Sounds good to me.

  10. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Which one

    A) Ings & Justin (4-4-2)
    B) Adams & Mitrovic (3-4-3)

    1. DeadStar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A

  11. thepeen555
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Locked in for this

    GW1
    Ryan (Nyland)
    TAA, Stevens of SHU, KWP (C Taylor, Buur)
    Mane, son, auba, soucek (biss)
    C Wilson, Werner, Mitro.

    GW2 on would be;
    Ryan (Nyland)
    TAA, Stevens of SHU, KWP (C Taylor, Buur)
    KDB, bruno, auba, soucek (biss)
    C Wilson, Werner, Mitro.

    Thoughts?

  12. Gubbins94.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Havertz and Alli or Son and DCL?

    1. Dannyb
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Hav and Alli

    2. arndff_
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      How does your whole team look?

      1. Gubbins94.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I would be playing both of them every week, with the exception of DCL in week 1 - Mitchell would come in instead.

  13. DeadStar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Little bit frustrating that it looks like the Brighton backup GK Walton is out injured for a few weeks but none of their other Gks are on FPL yet. If going with a £4.5 and a £4.0 who are you looking at?

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

      Johnstone and Button

      Would like a 4.0 Villa keeper if we knew which one

  14. John wick
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    A. Bruno or martial
    B. Alli or havertz

    For long term

    1. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Bruno + Martial

    2. GE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A) Martial
      B) Probably Havertz long term

    3. sthelenslad92
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A Martial
      B Havertz

    4. Duffy Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Martial & Alli.
      We haven't seen Havertz play yet.

  15. GE
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    With Vinagre -> KWP, stick with McCarthy or go Ryan, or someone other 4.5 keeper?

  16. RohanVaswani
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Nyland or steer?

    1. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Steer

    2. DeadStar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I don't think we really know who is preferred currently. On top of that Villa are looking to buy a GK.

    3. Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Button more likely at 4 long term

      Heaton's and the imminent new signing are more obstacles than newcomer Button's challenge to Johnstone

      1. arndff_
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        That sounds like a good point tbf.

  17. Fernandito
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    McCarthy
    TAA Holding Justin
    Salah Auba ASM Pereira JWP
    Kane Vardy

    Button Mitchell Ayling Brewster

    Thoughts guys

  18. Crucem Sanctam Subiit
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Anyone know when the MCI, MUN, BIR, AVL DGW will likely be?

    1. Crucem Sanctam Subiit
      1 month, 11 days ago

      *BUR

    2. Dannyb
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I heard new year, could be wrong though.

    3. Jambot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      There isn't a clear week for it in 2020 so unless both teams in one tie get knocked out of the league cup it wont be for a long time yet.

  19. Mackans
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Thoughts on my team?

    McCarthy
    Trent Justin KWP
    Salah Auba Son Havertz Soucek
    Werner Adams

    Bench: Steer, Dallas, Mitchell, Davis

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

      Solid

  20. Slim25
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    "Repost"

    McCarthy (Button)
    TAA, Egan, Davies (Shaw, 4.0m)
    Auba, *******,*******, Barnes (4.5m)
    Werner, ******, Mitro

    What option to complete the team?
    A:Ings, Puli/Havertz & Son
    B:Salah, Alli & Adams

    Cheers!

  21. GW1 Preview
    BigManBakar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    The Preview: GW 1

    Hi everyone! Having a tough time deciding on your FPL team? Here I address the most common dilemmas in the FPL community right now, hours before we head into GW1:

    (Data taken from FFScout with consent)

    1) Who is the best captain this week and what is the route to get to United/City assets? For me, the captaincy is fairly straight forward this week. I’m only considering Mohamed Salah as his numbers are head and shoulders above his rivals. Salah had the best minutes per expected goal involvement ratio of all midfielders last season and averaged ∼9.33 points at home against the promoted sides last year. Liverpool created ∼3.21 big chances per game at home as compared to Arsenal’s ∼1.42 per game away (under Arteta) and Salah has an expected minutes per goal involvement of 96 minutes at home vs 200 minutes for Pierre Emerick Aubameyang away under Arteta. The difference is as stark as it can get.
    If I was looking for a differential captain, I would pick Sadio Mané instead as he looked sharper than Salah in pre-season and registered more big chances than the Egyptian albeit in the friendlies. I expect Leeds to have a go, so Liverpool’s attackers should do well. Here is why in general, I prefer Salah to Mane:

    Salah vs Mané over the 19/20 season
    Mins per shot in the box: 26 v 43
    Mins per big chance: 96 v 95
    Mins per big chance created: 206 v 275
    Mins per expected involvement: 64 v 81

    The plan to get an United asset is perhaps to sell Salah for Bruno in GW 2, as I think that might be the play to make given that I don’t think I’ll be captaining Salah in any of the next four fixtures (che ARS avl shu). Three of the four games are away and history suggests that Salah isn't as prolific away from home when playing with Mané. The plan for a City asset is to ignore them for the first two fixtures, and then to swap Aubameyang to a City midfielder to catch the fixture swing:

    Arsenal GW3 onwards: liv SHU mci LEI
    City GW3 onwards: LEI lee ARS whu

    2) I would highly recommend owning a Southampton striker this week. Only City, Chelsea and Man United registered more big chances away from home than Southampton post restart. During this period, Palace were ranked second worst for big chances conceded per game. Expect Southampton to start strongly – this is a game that has a Che Adams or a Danny Ings haul written all over it. I know it’s important not to read too much into pre-season but what was nice to see in the friendly vs Swansea was that both looked full of confidence and bagged a brace each. In the games that both have started together post lockdown, Ings scored 21 points at an average of 5.25 points per game while Adams accumulated 26 points at 6.50 points per game. Post restart, in the games that they started together, their underlying numbers are as follows:
    Adams vs Ings

    Shots in the box: 12 v 13
    Big chances: 2 v 4
    Mins per expected involvement post restart: 127 v 142

    This tells me that while both are on the pitch, there is not much between them but Ings is the better option to own because Ings is likely to play 90 minutes while Adams is likely to get hooked earlier. The burning question now is that given that Ings is £8.5m and Adams £6m, is it worth the saving the £2.5m? I think it might be, because that £2.5m saving could go a long way. Having said that, I like to view picks in isolation and I really like Ings as a pick too. I’m even open to the idea of a double up.
    3) I think a team that are a bit over-rated offensively in the FPL community is Spurs. Post restart, only three Premier League sides created fewer big chances away from home than Spurs did. Overall, during this period, they were still in the bottom five for big chances created. I think Harry Kane is their best asset and the one to own, but he’s questionable at £10.5 million if I am not going to captain. Post restart, no forward accumulated more big chances than he did and he was involved in 85% of Spurs’ big chances post restart so he is clearly the one to have if you are going for a Spurs asset. Talking about Spurs, I have also run a comparison comparing the likes of Son, Alli and Kane when all three of them start together under Mourinho because that hasn’t happened too often and this data might be reflective of what might happen as all three are expected to start at the beginning of the season:

    Kane vs Son vs Alli

    Shots in the box: 12 v 9 v 8
    Big chances: 5 v 2 v 4
    Big chances created: 1 v 7 v 3

    For me, the value lies in the Spurs defence. Lloris is a top keeper and he had the highest xG prevented last season. Pre restart, under Mourinho, Spurs were fifth worst for xGc. Post restart, they were more of a Mourinho-esque defence where they conceded the second fewest big chances. At home they conceded just three big chances in five games. EVE NEW WHM BHA is a great run for what in my opinion, is an under-valued defence.

    4) A stat that might surprise you all is that Chelsea had the second highest xG and big chances to Man City post the Premier League restart. I think the Chelsea attack is under-priced and I think I’m likely to double up initially. Brighton conceded 12 goals in three games at home to Man United, Man City and Liverpool post restart and I’m expecting a similar game here too. Timo Werner at £9.5m is an absolute steal given his pedigree and the amount of chances Chelsea create. An xG per game of 0.75 in the Bundesliga is very impressive and the fact that his numbers are backed up by a high volume of shots/big chances means that he could be a recipe for success. Lewandowski and Ciro Immobile were the only players across the Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1 to record a better score for xG per game.

    I also like the look of Kai Havertz. With Pulisic looking unlikely to start and Ziyech unfit, he is the one I am looking to start with. Over his last three seasons, his non-penalty xG+xA per 90 numbers have been getting better every year. He averages a goal involvement almost every game, and has consistently outperformed his xG over the past three seasons. A few of you wanted me to compare him to Alli and Son under Mourinho, so here it goes:

    Havertz (in Bundesliga) vs Alli (under Mourinho) vs Son (under Mourinho)

    Mins per shot: 42 v 34 v 39
    Mins per chance created: 41 v 82 v 63

    5) Three defenders I also want to talk about are Lucas Digne, Reece James and Ruben Vinagre. Digne unfortunately I think this year is half a million overpriced. I like Everton’s fixtures from GW2 onwards but it’s important to note that Digne’s numbers, pretty much like Everton’s, have fallen from a cliff post restart. Digne created just one big chance for his team-mates post restart, which is very concerning for someone of his pedigree. Reece James I think is the defender this season who has the biggest potential out of all defenders to make a mockery out of his price tag. Priced at just £5 million, he was second only to Robertson for big chances created post the restart. His numbers whenever he plays are very encouraging and he’s an explosive defender to own – don’t be fooled by the price tag.

    The third one I want to talk about is Ruben Vinagre, who has been in and out of my drafts. Wolves conceded the fewest big chances post restart so a starting Wolves wingback, who has been very attacking in the little he has played, at just £4.5 million is a no brainer. What has complicated things though, is the arrival of Marcel from Lyon and rumors that Vinagre is going to be sold to Porto. I’m not convinced whether Marcel is direct competition to Vinagre, as he has been playing left centre back for Lyon over the recent times. I have seen quite a few FPL managers swap Vinagre to Saiss for “security” but I don’t like the idea, as I think there is every chance Marcel could displace Saiss in the Wolves 11 – if at all. Vinagre has become a risk to own for sure, but it’s important to keep all the facts in mind when you are to make a decision whether or not to own him in FPL.

    6) Only City, Chelsea and Man Utd recorded more big chances than West Ham post restart. No player registered more big chances than Michail Antonio during this spell. Numbers suggest that there is every chance he starts strongly versus Newcastle and Arsenal if he continues to play up front. Only two teams conceded more big chances away from home than Newcastle all season, while Arsenal were infact second only to Watford and Sheffield Utd for most big chances conceded post restart having the second worst xGc during this run too, despite word going around about their new found defensive solidity these days. What worries me with Antonio is that his numbers were much better without Haller, as reflected below:

    Antonio with Haller under Moyes v Antonio without Haller under Moyes
    Mins per shot in the box: ∼40 v ∼26
    Mins per big chance: ∼101 v ∼62

    “We have seen it before [playing together]. It was only through injury that changed it around. You stumble across something and it works. We lost Seb for the last nine games but Michail found a way.” These comments from Moyes indicate that he is likely to pair the two of them together, which might prove detrimental for Antonio.

    7) Never thought I would live to see the day where I’d write that Trent Alexander Arnold has been outdone by another FPL defender in terms of underlying stats. But that is what his team-mate, Andy Robertson has done post restart. Below I run some comparisons to truly emphasize and put into context the second coming of Robertson:

    Robertson pre restart vs post restart
    Mins per touch in final 3rd: 2.8 v 2.1
    Mins per chance created: 57 v 39
    Mins per big chance created: 272 v 133
    Mins per baseline bonus: 5.6 v 5.3

    Trent all season vs Robertson post restart:
    Mins per touch in final 3rd: 2.5 v 2.1
    Mins per chance created: 37 v 39
    Mins per big chance created: 167 v 133
    Mins per baseline bonus: 5.7 v 5.3

    On set pieces now too, Robertson has become a completely different beast which was helped by the fact that he took 24 of Liverpool’s 72 corners post restart (one third). If Trent is in every team, it makes me wonder why isn't Robertson for £0.5m less? A popular strategy at this point last season was to double up on Robertson and Trent but that strangely seems to have gone one of fashion now!

    Liverpool pre-restart were conceding ∼5.93 shots in the box (vs ∼5.67 post restart) and ∼1.52 big chances per game (vs ∼2.23 post restart). This is the worrying part though, where Liverpool of late have been giving up far more big chances than they did pre-restart. Nearly 32% of the big chances they conceded all season were conceded post restart.

    8) Newcastle attack pre restart vs post restart:

    Big chances per game: ∼1.38 v ∼1.78
    Shots in the box per game: ∼5.89 v 9

    You can witness definite signs of resurgence there. New signings Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser will bring fresh attacking impetus. There are doubts whether Fraser will be able to play straight away, but Wilson might be thrown straight in – particularly given his record against the Hammers. He has scored seven in his previous eight appearances against the Hammers, and also now has an upcoming favorable fixture run that includes whm, BHA and BUR in three of the next four. Wilson might thrive at Newcastle, given his familiarity with Ritchie and Fraser, and also because Newcastle seem to be a good fit for him. Post restart, seven out of Newcastle’s 16 big chances fell to their forwards (∼44%) so that makes me think there’s a good chance Wilson can be central to whatever they do.

    9) Who is the best budget midfielder to get?

    Saint Maximin v Podence v Saka v Soucek
    Post restart

    Mins per shot in the box: 200 v 41 v 116 v 58
    Mins per big chance: 300 v 244 v 579 v 270

    Saint Maximin has the fixtures, but Daniel Podence if he starts might be the best of a bad bunch. As you can see the numbers there are really poor, which is why I think you’ll be lucky if you end up getting consistent returns from your £5.5m midfielder. If your structure is such that it requires a budget midfielder, I think you might be better off looking at defensive rotations for £4.5m defenders – as I think that provides more value and offers a greater chance of consistent points, albeit with lower upside. More on defensive rotations given below.

    10) Who are the best £4.5m defenders to get and who do they rotate with?

    Arsenal/Burnley: ful WHU SOU SHU wba LEI

    Southampton/Brighton: cry new bur WBA cry WBA

    Leicester/Leeds: wba BUR/FUL shu WHU AVL ful

    These are the three that I really like, particularly the Leicester/Leeds one. In my own draft I have James Justin and Luke Ayling as of now. Justin because I expect him to do a job for the first four to five weeks until Pereira is back – particularly in the home fixtures. Post restart, Leicester conceded around a big chance per game at home but greater than two big chances a game away so there was quite a huge disparity between their home and away statistics. Ayling I really like because of his attacking potential, and because of Leeds’ defensive solidity. I spoke about it at length in my piece about promoted sides yesterday (link given at the end of the article).

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    1. Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Incredible, thank you

    2. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Lovely stuff, thanks!

    3. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Awesome!
      Just WhatsApp I neddempet for final decisions

    4. BoleynWin
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Very insightful, hats off to you for the input & effort. Found myself nodding in agreement to the vast majority.

    5. ViperStripes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Brilliant. Tempted by Ayling, but fixtures leave me going for KWP.

      I’ve gone for VVD and TAA, think the 0.5m saved over Robertson will be handy for getting in ManU and ManC players early on.

    6. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Utterly stunning analysis.

    7. Detweiler
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Great content. Thanks.

    8. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Why is this hot topic better than every article on the site (that wasn't written by Lateriser)?
      Great analysis, I hope it was posted so late that not too many people pay much attention to it!

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        different level

        Incredibly detailed but at the same time written in a way that is simple to digest.

        Thank you

    9. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I wish I'd gone to bed instead of reading this. You've single-handedly pulled my team apart.

    10. JoeJitzu +42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      This is ridiculously good analysis. I’m blown away, outstanding work! So insightful, a massive well done!!!
      Thank you.

    11. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Great Article!

      It's Everton in GW5 for Liverpool rather than Sheffield

    12. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      You Sir are a Lord! Cheers.

    13. Sloopy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Very good! Thank you!

    14. Alchim1sT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      excellent as always! great work

      good luck for your season

      ... and i still switched Vinagre to Saiss ^^

    15. JJO
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Best posts on this site

  22. John wick
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Who wil score more
    A. Bruno and callum wilson
    B. Martial and havertz

    1. arndff_
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Both duos look good... Tough choice!

  23. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Worth to google Fulham player Areola, interesting results.

  24. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    A) VVD DCL
    B) KWP Martial(ings gw1)

  25. Skengzema
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Do people think not having MU/MC players is an issue? I mean they'll eventually have a double gameweek no?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Nothing a -16 can't fix

  26. FFFoxy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Lascelles or Vinagre?

  27. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    SOS. SOS.

    A) Salah + Bednarek

    B) TAA + Pulisic

    1. Kobayashi
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A.

  28. Totti
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    who to be second GK?

    A) steer
    B) button

  29. Kobayashi
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    I have 0.5m leftover cash to invest in upgrading any of my defense.

    Which should it be, and who to?

    A) Taylor (4.5m)
    B) KwP (4.5m)
    C) Saïss (5.0m)
    D) Dallas (4.5m)

  30. adstomko
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Choose one:
    A) Ings
    B) Lacazette
    C) Jimenez