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. dshv
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Mccarthy (nyland)
    Taa davies justin (taylor mitchell)
    Sala son auba soucek asm
    Werner callum (davis)

    Gw2 Son to bruno 1.5
    Gw3 Auba/salah to kdb

    Have 0.5 itb, opinions please?

    1. QUEN
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Other than Soucek I think it’s a nice team

      He will lose you money. Everyone will be looking for that 0.5 saving and his the easiest to downgrade with the fixtures

  2. cutch
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Bottomed, sorry to repeat:

    Only for GW1 (I'll bring Martial in GW2):

    A) Jiménez
    B) Antonio
    C) Mitrovic

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

      B

    2. QUEN
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      B as a punt for one week.

    3. tm370
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      B

    4. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      B

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        A

  3. ZakyJ
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    First Draft and late, thoughts?

    McCarthy, Nyland
    TAA Davies Vinagra KWP Justin
    Salah Subs Son Soucek Bissouma
    Werner Ings Davis

    0.5itb for Ings>Martial if nothing else comes up

    Appreciate any messages, been late to the party

    1. zdrojo187
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      6/10

    2. tm370
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I like it. Not mad on 3 4.5s at the back though and I guess subs is auba?

      1. ZakyJ
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Thanks, vinagre and KWP to Saiss and Mitchel? Didn't like double Southampton anyway.

        Subs is Aubs, yeah

    3. QUEN
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Template team so good

      Vinagre bit of an unnecessary risk for me

      1. ZakyJ
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Appreciate it, him to Saiss and KWP to Mitchell is safer then?

        1. QUEN
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Idk I hear saiss at risk from their new signing marcal (idk if that’s spelt right), Coady is safer but you prob won’t ever get anything but a cleanie

          I prefer 4.5 options keep KWP and get another 4.5, maybe Taylor/lascelles/Dallas/Ayling/Lamptey/white etc

  4. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Gtg fellas? If so, is this my best possible line-up?

    Ramsdale
    TAA | Saiss | KWP
    Diangana | ASM | Auba (C) | Mane (V)
    DCL | Ings | Werner

    GK: Steer | Davies | Bissouma | Ferguson

    0.5 ITB

    GW2 - lngs > Martial
    GW3 - Auba > KDB

    1. QUEN
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Bench is week if covid happens.

      Downgrade Ramsdale and get 0.5 to upgrade Ferguson IMO

      1. QUEN
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Weak*

      2. MoSalalalalalalalalah
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Justin as the 4.5 and who as the GK? Don't want to double up on Sot defence so would avoid Mccarthy

        1. QUEN
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          I had same predicament. Wish we knew where Martinez was because he would be by keeper. When I get a transfer spare I will change

          Own Justin, lamptey and KWP - opted for McCarthy over Ryan as best cleanly chance I think

    2. tm370
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Is that Ben Davies on the bench?

      1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Yes

    3. MoSalalalalalalalalah
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Open to anything

  5. Igzie08
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Cheeky RMT anyone?

    McCarthy
    TAA - Justin - Doherty - Vinagre
    Salah - Aub © - Son - Soucek
    Werner - Mitro

    Fabri Mitchell Foden Davis

    0.5 ITB

    Am debating doing Son -> Alli for the differential value and maybe upgrading Justin to a Sheffield defender.

    All idea welcome! 'Ta

    1. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Pretty much bang on the template. It'll keep you in the mix. I like the Foden pick.

      1. Igzie08
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Yeah I started checking my ownership % and realised I basically don't have differentials. What do you think of Alli vs Son ?

  6. mcginnntonic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    is saliba going to play this weekend?

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

      Probably

  7. CoKane & Zohores
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Robbo and JWP vs 4.5 and Alli? (I have TAA looking to play 442)

  8. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Would you downgrade one of the rotating 4.5defs to have 0.5ITB?

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Yes

  9. tm370
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Bottomed

    Rate my team please - my first and hopefully last of the pre-season!

    McCarthy,
    Trent, Van Djik, Doherty, Justin,
    Aubameyang, Salah, Son, Soucek,
    Werner, Mitrovic.

    Steer, Mitchell, Gordon, Davis.

    0.5 ITB for potentially Son to Rashford.

    1. Made in Japan
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Decent. Similar to mine - only change I’d make is use that 0.5 itb & upgrade Mitrovic to Wilson. He’ll get better service from the likes of ASM & Fraser than Mitrovic will.

  10. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Fellow Salah abandoners - If we might it through tonight it'll be ok :/

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Its not going to be nice when your season ends on day 1

      1. Dusty Donut
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Nah

      2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I always do alright mate 😉

  11. Zilla
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    brewster likely to be loaned?

  12. Scout
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    RMT please

    Ryan
    Coady, Justin, shaw
    Bissouma, mane, Sterling, Auba, Havertz
    Werner, Wilson

    1. Jonny HOW SON?
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Defense is too weak for my liking

  13. mo 10+ FFS- einzkp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Son/ Mitro or Alli/ DCL?

    1. H-SF
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Alli/DCL

    2. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Son/DCL? 😀

    3. Cricket_Badger
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A

  14. ludaslol
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    G2G?

    McCarthy
    TAA Davies Justin KWP
    Auba (c) Havertz Bowen Alli
    Werner DCL

    Nyland, 4.0, 4.5, MARTIAL

    1m itb

    Bowen Will probably become greenwood/foden gw2/3

    Then Auba > KDB gw3

    1. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I like the Bowen and DCL picks and having Martial on the bench. Solid. Double Soton defence a question but you'd obviously made the call.

      1. ludaslol
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Yeah quite happy with it. Would you rather go for someone like Holding instead of KWP?

  15. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Free Hit Team (wildcarding week 2)

    Mcarthy

    Mitchell Robbo TAA

    Bowen Alli Salah Auba

    Antonio Werner Adams

  16. Jacky boy
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    ok we are almost there. good luck all
    it's been great days and weeks tinkering.
    wish all your hard work pays off.

  17. nico05
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Any other 5.5 mid-long term mids besides the ASM - Saka template or are either of them the best option?

    1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Armstrong could be good

    2. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      i quite like Doucoure

  18. GinjaWhinja
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Don’t underestimate the impact of Leicester having European football with their thin squad and depleted squad. Wolves however don’t.

    Jimenez I’m seeing in virtually zero teams, despite zero rotation risk. Season keeper. 20+ goals. Wolves to finish in Top 5.

    1. Cricket_Badger
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Think Wolves will make a slow start to the season but yes long term they will have a very good season

    2. tm370
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      He has never scored 20 league goals in his career and no Doherty could hurt him.

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

        Neither had Danny Ings before last season

        1. Chandler Bing
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Has nothing to do with Jimenez tho. TM is right about no Doherty effective Jim's performances.

        2. tm370
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          fitness issues cost him the chance 4 seasons running.

  19. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Anyone on a 4-5-1 with Kane/Werner up top?

  20. Front 442
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    I’m after joining a h2h league with about 30 teams if anyone knows of one who wouldn’t mind me joining?

  21. VAR United
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    For anyone with a 4.5m mid on the bench take a look at this.. OOP and manager seems to rate him

    https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/sport/football/news/sheffield-united-oliver-burke-robinson-18911836

    1. Cricket_Badger
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Wilder likes to rotate his midfielders around as has not found a perfect combination yet.

      1. VAR United
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        It looks like he’s in competition for the forward line and Sheffield United other forwards aren’t exactly goal scoring machines

        1. gaurava1216
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          great shout this maybe.... possibly worth a look in... may go with him...

          1. VAR United
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            The other 4.5mids are basically 2pointers so this is a little more potential

    2. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I'm in!

      1. VAR United
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        That’s his ownership doubled then

    3. Croaker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Interesting!

  22. gaurava1216
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Stuck on the last 2 things pls 🙂

    A) Ings + 4.5 bench mid (3-4-3)
    B) 4.5 bench forward + Havertz (3-5-2)

    Which of the below?

    1) Jamal Lewis
    2) R Vinagre

    1. gaurava1216
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Anyone pls?

    2. Croaker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      2

    3. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A2

    4. Jacky boy
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      2

      1. Jacky boy
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        And havertz. Chelsea is better team by far

  23. T.Henry14
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Hah, Last time I change my team. Now I'm finally done!

    Ramsdale
    TAA, Tierney, KWP
    Salah, Auba, Son, Pereira, ASM
    Werner, Mitrovic

    (4.0, Mitchell, Brewster, Taylor)

    0.5 itb

  24. konrad.sygula95
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Hi guys, RMT please

    McCarthy/Nyland
    Taa/Davies/Holding/Douglas/Mitchell
    Salah/Auba/Havertz/ASM/Stephens
    Werner/Ings/Mitrovic

    0.0itb

    I am considering replacing Davies & Mitchell to Justin & Vinagre/KWP

  25. Wiltonj
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    So down to my last 2 positions.

    A) justin and DCL
    B) davies and wilson

    Already have ASM so unsure on doubling up on newcastle. Currently on justin and DCL on the short term

    1. UnitedFan
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Yeah A short term

  26. GillySAFC
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    A) Taylor & Werner
    B) Lascelles & Werner
    C) Tierney & Ings
    D) Bavies & Ings & upgrade a 4.0 bench fodder to a 4.5

    Cheers

  27. @fpl_phenom
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Davies or Dier... and why ?...

    1. Visionaries
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Would also like to know.
      Currently on Dier as more nailed?

    2. BenjaniMwaruwari
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Bavies for me, set pieces are aimed at Kane. So even though Bavies isn't very attacking I believe he is more attacking than Dier.

    3. Hairy Potter
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Dier. Aerial threat at set pieces?

    4. @fpl_phenom
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      very mixed responses .... I guess with the fixture pile up Dier is safer from rotation being at cente half

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

        There was an article in the pre season guide, which seems to slightly favour Bavies in terms of attacking returns. But he might be slightly more nailed. In the end it's a coin flip.

  28. Scheister
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    4th defender:
    Vinagre, Burr, or Justin?

    1. @fpl_phenom
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      im going Vinagre .... I dont see this new guy taking his place... not straight away anyway

  29. Jdpz
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Ings or Jimenez?

    1. UnitedFan
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Jimenez imo

      1. Jdpz
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I think the same.

    2. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Jimi. I think Adams is worth a punt over Ings.

  30. Visionaries
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Let's try a RMT then.

    McCarthy
    Dier, TAA, Justin
    Salah*, Auba, Alli, ASM,
    DCL, Werner, Antonio*

    Taylor, Mitchell, Biss

    Salah & Antonio > Bruno & Martial gw2