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. hankscorpion
      2 months, 23 days ago

      McCarthy (Steer)

      TAA KWP Justin (Dallas Mitchell)

      Salah Auba Alli ASM (Soucek)

      Werner Jimenez Mitrovic

      0 itb

      G2G? I keep second-guessing myself. Don't like having both McCarthy and KWP but kinda felt forced into it after the Martinez to Brighton rumour.

      1. amol
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        G2g

    • Infected by ebolasie
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      No love for Kane? I think Kane + Puli/ Havertz looks better than Werner + Son/ Alli

      1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Does Kane beat Werner?

        1. Infected by ebolasie
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Personally yes. As much as I think Werner will do well, I cant see him being amazing from the start

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Disagree

      2. amol
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        I've tried to fit all 3 of Kane, Alli and Werner in.

    • SomeoneKnows
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Rashford or Martial and why?

      1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        One GW early. Martial atm.

      2. KINGS
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Rash coz of extra point for goal and CS

      3. Francescoli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        I’m starting with Martial on the bench

    • KINGS
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Which one is least priority? *already have TAA

      A) Robbo
      B) Son
      C) Ings

      1. amol
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        B if no spurs attackers

      2. Totti
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        B

    • Totti
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      best 4.5 midfielder

      A) burke
      B) bissouma

      1. amol
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        A imo the rewards could be great

        1. Totti
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          is he nailed on?

          1. amol
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            I wouldn't say so, Bissouma is more nailed on but the prospect of Burke finding his way into that Sheffield team as a striker would be great.

            1. Better luck next year
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Is Burke the new Lundstram?

    • Ma Aew
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Is Che Adams a secured starter? Afraid that Ings will have more minutes if Southampton don't play with 2 forwards?
      the same question with Michail Antonio.

      so A. Che Adams + Bowen or B. Antonio + Ward Prowse

      1. amol
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Adams will start alongside Ings so I would have him in. Bowen quality player but west ham's fixtures look horrific.

      2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Whilst in form, should be.

    • Alexis Nonsense
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Last detail I need to sort out before I get some sleep

      A) Doherty + Alli

      B) Davies + Son

      C) Dier + Son

      Alli seemed good after Mourinho took over, don't know what happened as his returns lst season were poor...?

      Help please, my eyes hurt

      1. amol
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        B looks good but if you think some areas of your team need reinvesting then maybe even push down to Alli.

    • Kyle2210
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Out of Soucek, Mitchell and ASM which 1 would you start for GW1?

        1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          The Scout Pick

      • davies
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Ryan owners...

        Apparently they bid 21m for Martinez

      • BNMC
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Is Barnes a risk with Rodgers' comments of 3 atb?

      • Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Am I mad to go in with this? 4.0 ITB for Barnes > Fernandes GW2

        McCarthy

        TAA, Coady, Davies

        Auba (c), Havertz, Alli, Barnes

        Werner, Adams, Nketiah

        Subs: Button, Burke, C.Taylor, Mitchell

        1. Avery78
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Looks good but laca could be back in putting Nketiah at risk. Maybe change him to Che Adams?

          1. Avery78
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Ignore that I just re-read and see you have him already (its late haha).
            That would be my only comment on his risk.
            Other than that a 4.5 def and bump Nketiah up to C Wilson?

      • Pomp and Circumstance
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        are people considering James Rodriguez for their teams? could be quite intriguing

        1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          I'm weighing up Alli or Rodriguez

        2. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Yes but not from the start. Want to see how they set up.

        3. Avery78
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Considering bringing in for GW2. See what he does tomorrow, maybe off the bench?

      • Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Taylor or Bardsley?

        1. davies
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          T

          1. Pep Roulette
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Risk from Pieters fir Taylor?

            1. Pep Roulette
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              For**

            2. davies
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Nope. Pieters played LM/RM back end of the season due to injuries and Taylor played fullback.

              1. Pep Roulette
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                When Taylor got injured, he played at LB and did well!

                1. davies
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Which means he’s backup

                  1. Pep Roulette
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Good point, Cheers mate

      • TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Quick tip - lock a team in at least 15 minutes before the deadline, just in case the server crashes.

      • RAMZES666
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        It's D Day fellas, how my soldiers looking?

        Lloris
        TAA Saliba Justin KWP
        Salah (C) Auba Alli Havertz
        Werner Adams

        Steer, Stephens, Taylor, Brewster

      • Wag the Drog
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Complete my team please!
        A) Mitchell, Reed, Mitro
        B) Taylor, ASM, Davis

        TAA-Robbie-Davies-Justin
        Auba-Salah-Perreira
        Werner-Ings(Martial)

        1. Disco Stu
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          B

      • Disco Stu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Better option

        A. Ings/4.5 Forward on bench/Play Soucek

        B. Adams/Wilson/Soucek on bench

        1. L S P
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          I'll always respond to Disco Stu: A

        2. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          B

      • Infected by ebolasie
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Has anyone got a defensive structure with
        TAA, 5.0/4.5, 4.5, 4.5, 4.0
        which rotates well for the first 10 or so weeks?

      • davies
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Ferguson or Mitchell?

        Davis or Brewster?

        1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Mitchell

          Davis for now - Brewster takes your 3rd Pool spot

      • john25
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Hey guys, for the other 4.5 defender spot in my team, I have narrowed down to 2 players, C.Taylor and Lewis.

        Which do you think is the better pick? Either one more nailed on or equally? Who has higher chance for clean sheets/attacking points?

        Thank you

        1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          C T

      • SomeoneKnows
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Son or Ings just for GW1?

        1. Bad Kompany
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Ings imo

      • akhilrajau
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        McCarthy
        TAA,Davies, Justin
        Salah,Auba,Son,Saint-Maximin
        Wilson,Werner, Adams
        Bench: Nyland, Bissouma,Mitchel,Johnson
        Bank: 1.5m

        Please suggest if any improvement needed. I can replace son to bruno in gw 2

        1. PogBruno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Johnson to ,4.5
          Mitchell to Ferguson

          1. akhilrajau
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Agree but that makes difficult to get bruno for son. Please suggest

        2. Bad Kompany
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          I’d rather downgrade salah to Bruno in gw 1 and use the rest of your money to upgrade the defense

          1. akhilrajau
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Thats also in the plan if son doing well then other option is salah to downgrade. So as of now this is fine rigt?

      • SpagBol
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Hey lads
        Which option and why?

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

        1. Rust Cohle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          I’m not crazy about Son based on restart positioning on the pitch, but I like B better because I think that there’s more points potential in that group.

      • Bad Kompany
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Why didn’t Alli play much after restart?

      • PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Do you guyz think CHO will play on the right until Ziyech is back??

        1. Bad Kompany
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          He could or mount could play either their or cam with havertz on the right

          1. PogBruno
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Thnx mate

      • mbrucie
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        McCarthy
        TAA / Davies / Holding
        (A)uba / Salah / Son / ASM / Soucek
        Werner / Ings
        Steer / Justin / Mitchell / Davis

        G2G?

      • UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Right, final draft, opinions please if you coukd gents? Be kind haha 🙂

        McCarthy
        Justin - TAA - Coady
        Son - Salah - Auba - ASM
        Mitro - Werner - Adams
        _______________________
        Steer: Bissouma: Taylor: Ferguson

        1.5m left itb to do future moves i want, for the obvious really, Son > Greenwood, Auba > KDB/Sterling, Mitro/Adams > Martial etc.

        Good enough to start with? I seem settled with it.

        Thank you 🙂

        1. Bad Kompany
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Gtg

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Cheers BK! 🙂

      • All about the galacticos
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Is having vinagre too much of a risk if you have 2 possible non-playing defender?
        is it worth going with vinagre ahead of either justin or walker peters?

        1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          I think you'll be ok if you have Justin or KWP on the bench. You'll get 60 mins from a defender.

          1. All about the galacticos
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            currently have TTA, justin, kwp, mithchell, 4m.
            I meant should i bring in vinagre, and take out either justin or kwp?

      • tucaoneo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Is Doherty even nailed? I don't know if Mou was being diplomatic but it doesn't sound like Aurier leaving is imminent.

        1. Rust Cohle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          I think Mou will use Aurier for the UEL qualifiers and leave Doherty in London.

      • Rust Cohle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        I think I’m settled on this:

        Ryan Walton
        TAA Doherty James Taylor Ayling
        Auba Mane Barnes JWP Gordon
        Werner Wilson Adams

        Cheap between the sticks.

        Attacking fullbacks. James is a risk, but mitigated by a nice pair of rotated fullbacks in Taylor and Ayling.

        Auba for the first two game weeks.

        1. Rust Cohle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Posted too soon.

          Love Mané as a differential. Has looked better than Salah in preseason. Good on the road and up against a leaky Chelsea defense in GW2.

          Che, JWP or Barnes are likely to go first. One of the two Saints the most likely. Wood, Foden, McNeil and Greenwood on the watchlist for those spots.

          0.5 ITB provides a little bit of flexibility and wait and see.

          Have avoided Ings and Son because it feels like everyone is ditching them for United players.