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. Ynwalfc
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    GTG?

    McCarthy
    Gomez,Doherty,Davies
    Salah,aubameyang(C),Son,St Maxim
    Ings,Werner,Mitro

    Subs nyland,Stephens,Douglas,Bernado

    1. amol
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      G2g but not sure on no taa

  2. PepSala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Best 4.5 miss after Bissouma?

    1. PepSala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Mids

    2. amol
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Reed possibly

    3. Bad Kompany
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Reed sounds nailed from what I’ve heard

    4. Pep to be small
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      "Best 4.5 milf" might wake up some true pros

  3. SomeoneKnows
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    With 0.5 left to spend, what would you priortize strengthing?

    McCarthy (Button)
    TAA, XXX, Justin, Mitchell (Taylor)
    Salah, Auba, Havertz, (XXX, Bissouma)
    Werner, Ings, Mitrovich

    A) KWP + Soucek (More Bench Depth)
    B) Davies + Gordon (Better Defense)

    1. Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      A more flexible

    2. Aidan269
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      B. And id go havertz to son, can easily switch back. Better fixtures with son

  4. amol
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    G2g boys or any changes needed? (0 itb)

    McCarthy
    TAA Egan Justin Lewis
    Salah(C) Auba Alli Soucek
    Kane Werner

    Bench: Button, Mitchell, Burke, Davis

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Good to go mate.

      Saw you said on the previous page that you're doubting Soucek. Is that because of their fixtures or you're worried he may not start?

      1. amol
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Cheers and purely fixtures for me, have a feeling West Ham might go into a rut.

  5. Puntillimon
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    reposting as bottomed

    i think i may have overtinkered.

    mccarthy nyland
    trent robbo justin davies mitchell
    rodriguez son havertz ASM bissouma
    werner kane (c) DCL

    reasoning being:

    a) i fancy spurs, chelsea and everton fixtures and think they will do well, not purely looking at first week
    b) dont fancy arsenal
    c) think liverpool will start slow, but chalk up many 1-0 wins along the way

    1. amol
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      No liverpool wingers is going to haunt you

      1. Puntillimon
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        maybe havertz and robbo --> salah and taylor then?

        1. amol
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Would make the same move, I'm personally not too confident on us keeping as many cleansheets as last year.

          1. Puntillimon
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Thanks!

  6. steven8991
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Is not having a tottenham defender risky?

    1. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Nothing is risky.
      If you think they don't score the points, don't take them

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Doherty 26%, rest minimal.

  7. Sanchit
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Son
    Auba
    Werner
    Havertz
    Kane

    Need to downgrade one of these. Which one would you downgrade?

    1. Bad Kompany
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Havertz imo

    2. Aidan269
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Havertz is the only one of those I don't have so I'd say him

    3. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Havertz

  8. Bad Kompany
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Any news on Fernandes quarantining? Is he back or is he likely to miss the first week?

  9. doher.ty
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Here it is, it’s finally over:

      McC
      TAA, Doherty, Egan, Holding
      Salah, Auba, ASM
      Vardy, Werner, Nketiah

      1. JURGENAUT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Bench?

      2. Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Lacazete is back in the team

    • Francescoli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Playing both Saliba and Holding too risky?

      1. Aidan269
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Yes

    • AK_FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Go 4-4-2 with Robbo and 4.5 forward (have TAA)
      Or 3-4-3 with DCL and 4.5 defender ???

      1. Apwilkin
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 16 days ago

        3-4-3 more likely to get some returns out of a 4.5 defender than a 4.5 fwd. Unless a Brewster move happens.

    • SpagBol
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Keen for a few more opinions.. Cheers!
      Which option and why?

      A) Salah + Alli + Vinagre
      OR
      B) Son + Havertz + Robbo

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        If no other LIV def then B otherwise a imo

    • Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Hello you lovely lot. Absolutely bevved. Anything you’d change here w 0.5 ITB???? :)))

      Ryan (4.0)
      TAA Doherty KWP Vinagre (Mitchell)
      Auba(c) Salah Alli (Soucek Burke)
      Werner Wilson DCL

      Mane over Salah? JRod over DCL? Anything? X best of luck all 🙂

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Tough on Soucek.

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          I know I know but don’t know what else to do and good first sub anyway. Would you reshuffle to include him?

          Initially I had Ings ASM (Davis). Then JRod Wilson (Davis). Now DCL Wilson (Soucek)....

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            When would you even play him after GW1?
            Would be in GW2 when less chance to perform.

            1. Top Lad Dakes.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              Well.. yeah I don’t even know. Honestly ptryyy gone. Do you prefer either of the firsy 2 combos then?

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                Start fresh in the morning.

                1. Top Lad Dakes.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  Chief dunno if I’ll be up before deadline lol.

                  No input just now? In fairness I did make the above team while sober. Swapped to DCL Soucek on advice from earlier cos unsure if JRod starts?

                  1. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 16 days ago

                    Still haven't made a team, only 4 players picked.

    • iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Justin or Lascelles???

      1. TheSteel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Justin short term Lascelles long term

      2. KDB4PREZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 16 days ago

        justin for 4 weeks or so

      3. Kiwi Don
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Justin short term but Lascelles is nailed. Depends if planning to wildcard early or not.

    • Kiwi Don
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Any Villa fans know whether Nyland or Steer is the front runner for the Villa keeper position with Heaton injured?

      I understand they are trying to buy Martinez but if Brighton beat them to him it could be a cheap option for 1 month or so.

      Thanks

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Steer on team news. Should be updated in the morning.

    • KDB4PREZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 days ago

      G2G?

      Mcc 4.0
      Taa Bdavis Vinagre Justin Ferguson
      Salah Auba Havertz Saka Biss
      Werener Richarlson (facny the punt) Adams

      1. Puntillimon
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Fair team. Gtg

    • Lallana
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Good to go? 1M ITB to upgrade Adams>DCL next week.
      Also planning Aubameyang>Fernandes in GW2.

      McCarthy
      TAA Davies Justin
      ASM Son Aubameyang (C) Salah
      Wilson Adams Werner

      Bench: 4.0, Mitchell, Stephens, Taylor

      1. amol
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        G2g hope early kick off course strikes though 😉

        1. amol
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Curse*

    • Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      a son and ASM (352)

      B alli and wilson (343)

      thanks and gl

      1. Sanchit
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        A.
        Son more involved than alli

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          thanks

    • Aidan269
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Last team decision. Need 2 defenders as 4th and fifth choice for 9.5. Coady and Vinagre? Or is Justin a good shout. Thanks

      1. Puntillimon
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        you could go davies and taylor for long term picks. not sure about wolves double up or any at all

        1. Aidan269
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Sorry should've said I'd Doherty son and kane already. Only team I can't get someone from. Taylor is a great shout thanks

          1. Puntillimon
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            if you fancy arsenal, Holding may be a gem for 4.5 for 2 weeks before shipping him out. if you're keen on longer term prospects, perhaps Kyle walker peters

            1. Aidan269
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              Super thanks a million

    • JURGENAUT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Is Justin worth a 0.5 upgrade to Egan? Can’t decide

      Someone please advise

      Thanks

      1. amol
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        I'd arguably try have both in and keep Justin as a place holder for Taylor

      2. Pep to be small
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Timespan is important in this context. I chose Egan, wanting to spend transfers on premiums/attackers in the next 5-6 GWs.

    • Aidan269
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Feels like Christmas. Excitement

      1. Pep to be small
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        I agree. Planning, hopes, dreams - Fantasy (before Reality takes over).

    • Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      A) Havertz + Alli
      B) Kane + 6.0 Mid/ 5.5 Def

      Please suggest the players for B as well.
      I have JWP/Tierney in mind

      1. Aidan269
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Kane and JWP

        1. Aidan269
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Kanes on pens and JWP shares them with ings. That tips the balance to them.

      2. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        a 100%

    • L S P
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Done:

      McC
      TAA-Tierney-Egan
      Salah-Auba-Pereira-ASM
      Werner-Ings-Adams

      4.0-Justin-Mitchell-Bissouma

      1.0 ITB (ideally Ings->Martial GW2 but who knows)

      GL one and all!

    • Gabbiadini
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Burr or Ferguson as 5th def?
      *Already got Mitchell*

      1. Live Lad
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Ferguson. See below.

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          But if there's a chance Burr plays I'm fairly sure I'll have a trade spare in about a month

      2. amol
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Dont think you can expect anything from either for the near future at least in Fergusons case.

    • Live Lad
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      McCarthy
      TAA, Tierney, Davies
      Salah, Auba (c), ASM, Soucek
      Kane, Adams, Werner

      Subs: Nyland, Justin, Bissouma, Ferguson

      Planning to use Justin when I feel West Ham may not score. Might upgrade him when I have cash from Auba> KDB or Salah> Bruno or Kane > Martial. Lots of unknowns.

      Ferguson because he might be playing regularly when recovered.
      Liking Tierney pick with team's CS potential and his attacking threat.
      Thoughts? Thanks.

    • Atwood
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      How am I looking deadzoners?
      Best of luck everyone.

      McCarthy
      TAA - Davies - Holding
      Salah - Aubemayang - Son - Saint-Maximin
      Werner - Mitrovic - Adams

      Nyland - Justin - Saiss - Bissouma

      1. Live Lad
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Like it. Keep an eye on Holding. Arsenal will keep a lot of CS this season I think but they have other CBs. I went for Tierney. Justin may lose his place in the future. Should get a nailed on one like Lacelles if you don't plan to use Justin in the first few GWs.
        Or maybe you will rotate him with ASM?

      2. Aussie Rules
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Personally I'd downgrade Saiss to get a 2nd playing keeper, but if you are happy with that then looking good.

    • Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Chances of Areola starting?

    • Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      a soucek and wilson
      b asm and mitro

      thanks

      1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Sou and Mirto + funds

    • akhilrajau
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Select any one budget mid
      A. Stephens
      B. Bissouma

      1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        B

      2. Avery78
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 16 days ago

        B

    • Apwilkin
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Think I did it. I have a squad I won’t lose much sleep over tonight. Will likely lose a lot tomorrow night though.

      McCarthy (Button)
      TAA-VVD-Egan (KWP, Mitchell)
      Auba-Salah-ASM-Alli (Bissouma)
      Wilson-Werner-Adams

      My one potential thought is to use Ferguson over Mitchell to avoid a transfer in a few weeks.

      1. Aidan269
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        That's very nice. And definitely Ferguson instead of Mitchell. Or go KWP to Vinagre and you've Mitchell for guaranteed start as a backup. Good luck