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. Kakashi Of The Leaf
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    TAA that essential?

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      See previous page for my comments

    2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Don't overthink

    3. The Mighty One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Definitely. Actually go get Robbo too. Attacking DEF for 7.0 that plays like a MF.

    4. Rodgers's CHARACTER
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      As Liverpool fan I don't expect too many Clean Sheets , but TAA Attacking returns make him essential

    5. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Pretty much

  2. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Thoughts?
    0itb. Would you change Greenwood to Soucek and play him over Justin? Would leave me with 2.5itb so can get any ManCity or ManUtd player next week.

    Johnstone
    TAA Robbo Vinagre Justin
    Salah Son Pulisic
    Jimenez Richarlison Nketiah

    Button Mitchell Bissouma Greenwood

    Thanks

    1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Hats off for sticking with Nketiah.. yeah I'd do that.
      Good luck!

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        I had but not predicted to start Arsenal forum so not sure to risk

      2. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Tbh i'm tempted to with Che Adams too after looking at his stats towards end of last season.

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          That's who I changed to

          1. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Soton not the easiest fixtures from an attacking point of view.

    2. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Really like it.

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Cheers.

  3. The Mighty One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Hello DZ from here in Boston.

    Last question...please chime in:

    Nketia or Mitro?

    (Already have Che). Cheers!

    1. OverthinkingCat
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Mitro more set to start, penalties also

        1. The Mighty One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Much appreciated!

      • luk46
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        yo, Mitro nailed and on pens, hence the much safer option

      • NABIL - 1 season 1der
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Both good picks imo. But be prepared to transfer out Nketiah in gw3 if needed. Mitro if you're punting more at other slots.

        Good luck!

        1. The Mighty One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          The people here are the friggin best. Thank you. Such a good thing to go out of your way to write an answer like this. Thanks.

      • Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Eddie

    2. Aleksei
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      So here we go, another season starts! I am not going to make any changes anymore, team settled. Have high hopes for Marcelo Bielsa squad to spoil Salah/Mane captainers party:) If somehow you still don't know who Bielsa is - check him out! Yes I am going without Salah/Mane, you can't have them all.
      Good luck everyone! and remember - it's only GW1!!! Last year I was quite high up the table somwhere in GW10 and was rubbing my hands - look at those champs, they are all nowhere and guess what, in GW 25-38 everyone passed me:)))

      1. The Mighty One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Nice note. Good luck to you!

    3. chaser123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Best 4.0 GK?

      1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Button

        Hopefully he can challenge Johnstone

      2. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        None starting. Johnstone/Button 8.5m if you want that strategy

      3. The Mighty One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Spend the extra 0.5 for Ryan. Look at the rotation. Great run past Xmas.

    4. dee_top
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Guys, thoughts on this team??

      McCarthy (fodder)
      TAA Digne Justin (Saliba Mitchell)
      Salah (c) Auba Saint-Max Soucek (Reed)
      Vardy DCL Ings

      1. OverthinkingCat
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Not a fan of Digne, rather get a spurs defender in. Think they'll be more sured up at the back clean sheets wise, doherty also license to venture forward for attacking returns.

          1. dee_top
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Doherty will start 100%?

            1. OverthinkingCat
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Think its been the thought for a while that Jose isnt a fan of Aurier defensively, selling KWP too and bringing Doherty in for 20 odd million I'd say he's pretty set to start. I imagine with the amount of fixtures spurs having, Aurier will be the cup and some European fixtures

                1. OverthinkingCat
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Absolute worst situation GW1, if Doherty doesn't play GW1, have Saliba or Mitchell coming in who both are set to play

                    1. dee_top
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Thnx, decided to replace Digne for Doherty

          2. Manumana
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Is Reed nailed ?

            1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Should be

              1. Manumana
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Thx

          3. ZAWAd25
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            which one? Thanks!

            A) Roberson + Son + Wilson

            B) VVD + ASM + Kane

            1. Rodgers's CHARACTER
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              A

            2. The Knights Template
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              B

          4. Spoox777
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Am i GTG?

            McCarthy . (Steer)
            TAA . Justin . Saiss . Holding . Mitchell
            Salah . Aubameyang . Son . ASM . (Reed)
            Werner . (Martial) . (Davis)

            Holding >>> Taylor (GW2)
            Aubameyang >>> KdB (GW3)

            Thank you
            Good luck to all.

            1. BIELSA
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Team looks very good mate. Good luck

              1. Spoox777
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Thank you. Good luck too 😉

            2. Pukki Party
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Nice team

              1. Spoox777
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Thank you. Good luck.

            3. Amey
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Aye
              That Gw 2 transfer is boring though 🙂

          5. john25
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Repost

            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. NABIL - 1 season 1der
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Taylor better CS chance obviously.

            2. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 13 days ago

              I have both, personally my 2 favourite 4.5s... tough to pick between but I'd say Lewis due to better attacking threat

          6. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Final quandary for me gents.

            A) Alli + Ings (nothing left in bank)

            B) Son + Adams (1.5m in bank)

            Rest of team would be:

            McCarthy
            TAA - Coady - Justin
            XXX - Salah - Auba - ASM
            Mitro - Werner - XXX
            ______________________
            Steer: Bissouma: Taylor: Ferguson

            Thank you kindly sir’s.

            1. AJ24
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              B
              Coady to Saiss. More attacking returns likely.

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Cheers AJ, yeah i just heard some on here saying Saiss may not be nailed? Dunno how true that is?

                1. AJ24
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Unsure and wouldn’t want to say yes, but I feel like he will play. I did have Saiss in team but opted for Davies and Egan in the end for those 5m slots.

            2. Pukki Party
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              B

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Cheers PP

          7. PogBruno
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Taylor

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

              Reply fail to john25

          8. Warby84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            McCarthy
            Trent Robertson Tierney Davies (Mitch)
            SalahC Son Aubameyang Soucek (Biss)
            Adams Werner (Davis)

            All out for the 1st GW..

            1. Kiwivillan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Davis won't start so dead money

              1. Kiwivillan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Villa 4.5 that is

              2. Warby84
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                But there’s a lot of dead money on the benches.. I can mini-Wc in GW3

              3. Dthinger
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                no 4.5 FWDs will start

            2. GloryManUnited
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Is this legit? Doesn't look affordable. LOL

              Very nice

            3. The Knights Template
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Still looking good Sir Warby84. Remove the self doubt, you are noble and true of heart!

          9. b91jh
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Is Diangana nailed?
            Tinkering between

            Alli/Pereira or JWP/DCL
            Or
            Son/Diangana/Jimenez

            1. Kiwivillan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              They didn't spend 20 million for him to sit on bench

            2. b91jh
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Should be
              Son+Pereira/JWP+DCL
              or
              Alli+Diangana+Jimmy

              Sorry for typo.

          10. Over Midwicket
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Any news if Fernandes got back to the UK before quarantining?

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 13 days ago

              That article from yesterday sounds like clickbait, surely something would've been reported by now it's passed 4am

          11. GloryManUnited
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            A. Adams/Robbo
            B. Ings/4.5

            Mccarthy
            TAA/Egan/KWP
            Auba/Mane/Alli/Soucek/ASM
            Kane/Ings

            Steer/Justin/Mitchell/Brewster

            Thoughts? Just want to go to bed...LOL

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              B

            2. Spoox777
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Wouldn't want McCarthy + KWP

              1. Lovemeapunt
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Howcome? Who would you have instead?

                • GloryManUnited
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Whys that

              2. BERGKOP
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Like the Mane pick. He's looked sharper than Salah.

            3. Live Lad
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

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

              Subs: Nyland, Justin, Bissouma, Ferguson
              Will rotate Soucek with Justin.
              Thoughts??

              1. Lav
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Gtg

              2. Infected by ebolasie
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Im thinking of having an almost identical team.

                Only difference is I have Ayling instead of Tierney and Pereira/JWP for Soucek

            4. golden skulltula 69
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Choose one:

              A. Salah & ASM
              B. Son & Havertz

              Thanks!

              1. b91jh
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                B

                1. golden skulltula 69
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Thank you.

              2. Lav
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                A

                1. golden skulltula 69
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Thank you.

              3. Lovemeapunt
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  B

                  1. golden skulltula 69
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Thank you.

              4. Dele
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Already have Alli...

                Son or Havertz?

                1. Lav
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Havertz

                2. lifes a pitch
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  get rid of alli and get the other 2 if poss

                3. Winston.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Havertz. Have a look at Spurs attacking stats...although Son is a great pick as a player. Son+ Havertz/Pulisic if possible.

              5. Lav
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                McCarthy
                TAA Egan x Mitchell (Taylor)

                A. Vinagre
                B. Justin
                C. Lewis
                D. Lamptey
                E. Holding

                1. Tambling5
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  E

                2. golden skulltula 69
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  B
                  E

              6. Tambling5
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Hi all how's this for off centre team
                Ramsdale 4.0
                Robbo,, Dier, James (KWP, Taylor)
                Mane, Son,Havertz, Zaha (Soucek)
                Vardy, DCL, Wilson

                1. Lav
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  I like it

              7. lifes a pitch
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Name any of your favourite £4.5-4.0 def, mid, att preferences.....

                1. Tambling5
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Charlie Taylor

              8. Francescoli
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                There’s talk of Laca and Pepe starting meaning Auba likely to play out wide. How does he normally perform in that role (vs up front?).

                Considering ditching Auba for Mané.

                1. Tambling5
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  I did

                2. Kiwivillan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Great question

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

                  He does always play wide on the left?

                4. Dthinger
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  scored 22 goals from wide last season

                5. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Doesn't affect Auba, he still scores regardless of being wide or central

                6. Alexis Nonsense
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Some players even do better from wing (e.g. Richarlison)

              9. Lukakula
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Davies/Havertz/Ings

                or

                Alli/Werner + 4.5 (Have Justin/Ferguson/KWP)

                1. AJ24
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  A

              10. Felice
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                I created an H2H league who wants to participate is just enter through the link

                https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/auto-join/jikutm

              11. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Best 4.5 from newcastle.... Lascelles or Lewis?

              12. AJ24
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                RMT

                McCarthy
                Trent, Davies, Justin
                Auba (c), King Mo Salah (vc), Havertz, ASM
                Werner, Adams, Mitro

                Ryan, Mitchell, Bissouma, Wan-Bissaka - 0.5m ITB

                Any suggestions? be critical!

              13. AJ24
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Straight shootout:
                A) Havertz & 0.5m
                B) Son

                1. Kiwivillan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  B

                2. The Mighty One
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  A

              14. Kakashi Of The Leaf
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Havertz OR Pulisic to start?

                1. Lovemeapunt
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Leaning towards Havertz

                  • OverthinkingCat
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Pulisic coming back from a knock, I'd lean Havertz. I've gone with him for my team. Supposed good reviews too since he's joined.

                      1. The Mighty One
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Don’t mean to be picky...not a knock but a fully torn muscle. Give him more time. Wait and watch. Go Havertz.

                  • OverthinkingCat
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Gone back down the rabbit hole for my defence.

                      Johnstone
                      TAA Doherty KWP Mitchell(sub) (4.5)

                      Have Justin in at the moment. Deliberating between Ayling and Taylor (Vinny at a push but going to wait till GW3 maybe for him transfer rumour wise).