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. sthelenslad92
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Would you go Ings & Davis or DCL & Adams?

    Looking at getting in united players, Ings easy to upgrade to Martial. With the 2nd lot I'd have to switch out Salah for Bruno as I want to keep a Chelsea 4.5.

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      This is a great question

      I’m on the Ings routes currently for reasons stated

    2. Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I'd go Ings

      Potentially downgrading him to this year's Ings and then havj g the cash to upgrade Davis is better than the other way round

      Another options is Ings to Martial or Ings to a cheap striker and upgrade elswhere (leave Davis)

  2. james 101
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Pick one

    A. Son
    B. Havertz
    C. Puli

    1. sthelenslad92
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B. Think he's more likely to start than Pulisic, personally not keen on spurs picks.

      1. james 101
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Thanks!

    2. james 101
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B or c may save me a hit next week...

    3. denial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Depends if you have Kane or Werner or Son

      1. james 101
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I have Werner. And alli.

    4. Neves say Neves
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B

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

      A

  3. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    I'm so torn by Werner. On one hand I would rather wait and see how he adapts in the team and how he plays and see his stats from first couple of GWs.He will probably be substituted around 70 minute too. Besides I think the team looks much better overall without him. On the other hand 50% ownership!? If he goes crazy at the start I will be more or less screwed...

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      You won't be screwed if your team also does well

    2. james 101
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I’m betting on him

      Or. Maybe reasonable to say I’m not betting against him

    3. NEXUS-6
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      You won’t be screwed at all. 37 further GWs to make up what, 20 points at the absolutely maximum assuming your pick flops?

    4. Bailey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I'm leaning towards Vardy. If after the first two Werner is delivering, then easy switch. If Werner does bad first two games then he will plummet in price with such a high ownership.

      But who knows - its scary to miss out if he does deliver

    5. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I went Vardy, DCL, Werner - Salah less team

  4. The Strokes
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    RMT please

    Ramsdale – Steer
    TAA – Shaw – Vinagre – Justin – KWP
    Auba – Salah – St Max – Soucek – Gordon
    Kane – Werner – Adams

    Auba and Saka become most probably Rash and Harvertz after 2 weeks
    Later Kane becomes Aguero

    1. sthelenslad92
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Saka isn't in your team to do that swap after 2 weeks.

      1. The Strokes
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Yeah indeed Saka is now ASM

    2. The Strokes
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Would you go A Adams or B Nketiah

      1. sthelenslad92
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Adams

  5. QUEN
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    I can see Soucek blanking GW1, with awful fixtures to follow and his price going down when people need that 0.5 for Man City or man united player

  6. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    A) Ryan + Saiss
    B) Ramsdale + Justin

    1. sthelenslad92
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A

  7. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    How would you complete it with 18.0?

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

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Taylor/Dallas/Ayling, Soucek, fodders

    2. Karhumies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Taylor, Justin, Bissouma, 4.5 fwd

    3. Atimis
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Been thinking 352 with ASM and Soucek

    4. Disco Pat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Well that's breaks down to roughly 4.5 per player.
      Walker-Pieters (4.5) Southampton should be solid at the back
      Taylor (4.5) Burnley should be solid from gw2 onwards

      If you get Mitchell in for 4.0 you can get Dedonker (5.0) usually gets a goal or two across season and starts normally

      I'd go Brewster (4.5) up front (I think he will move on in future)

  8. Pukkipartyy
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Dier or Davies?
    Thx!

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

      Use the compare feature in Members area

  9. TAT
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Below is my current team. What I just found out I can do, is Doherty > Egan, then next GW do Mitro > Martial if I want to keep Ings. Will that be too top heavy?

    An additional dilemma: should I be more worried about not owning Son or Ings?

    McCarthy
    TAA - Vinagre - Doherty
    Soucek - ASM - Aubameyang - Salah
    Werner - Mitrovic - Ings
    (Button - Mitchell - Bissouma - Ayling)

  10. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Brighton 4.5 with the most likely minutes?

    Webster
    White
    Lamptey
    Burn
    ?

    1. Og
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Webster. Goal threat too!

  11. Rhodes your boat
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Had a tinker, thoughts please, 1.5itb

    McCarthy
    Taa Justin holding
    Salah auba havertz asm soucek
    Werner ings

    Button Mitchell buur Davis*

  12. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Callum Wilson views?

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      YouTube history?

      He's good, tbh. And has some fixtures to back him up... And healthy escape routes if/when he flops

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Poor finisher who needs lots of chances. value comes from the assists

  13. ZAWAd25
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Which one?

    A) Soucek + Wilson
    B) ASM + Adams

    1. sthelenslad92
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B

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

      C. Soucek and Adams, and use the 0.5m elsewhere.

  14. sully29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Random question: is there anywhere I can easily see the ppm of my players for the duration they've been in my team?

  15. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    which combo

    A - Dier and Vinagre
    B - Saiss and Taylor?

    1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B

  16. nobwak
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Is Digne a waste of funds?

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      No

      Rotates well with Vinagre, fwiw

      1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I wouldn't be rotating a 5.5

        1. BENOIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Especially as he's 6m

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Probably yes

      He'll lose deadballs to James and that will cutdown his attacking returns. A 5.0 Everton likely to be way better value

  17. Mother of Lucas
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Who remembers Lucas' heroic match winning hat trick in the Champions League semi-final against Ajax? His Moma sure does 😀

    • Bailey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I've not had Werner in any of my drafts at all this season, instead I've had Vardy... I'm a top 10k player.

      The sheer amount of people with Werner is making me think "am I mental?"

      Vardy first 5: wba BUR mci WHU AVL
      Werner first 5: bha LIV wba CRY SOU

      Vardy won the golden boot last year, no player had a higher shot to shot on target percentage OR shot to goal percentage... Lets discuss

      1. Burger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        We're not worthy.

        1. Bailey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Funny tbf, I meant to give it a bit of context but true I probably come across poorly

      2. Bailey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Should say, my thinking here is:

        Werner being at 50% ownership, if he blanks vs bha and LIV, I think knees will wobble and he may well plummet in price. Footballs mental so anything could happen, but Liverpool the strongest defense last year and bha is nothing to sniff at.

        1. Qaiss
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Well as a top 10k player you should know that points > pounds and that it's 38 game weeks, not 2

        2. AndyMurraysMum
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I’m going with both.

      3. Takedog1
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        im going vardy

      4. Forgetmeknot
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Vardy generally and Leicester specifically just don’t excite me - Chelsea & Werner on the other hand...

      5. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Vardy isn't a bad pick. Quite overlooked with those fixtures imho. A captain material in 3 of first 5 GWs.

      6. BENOIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        vardy defo overlooked.

      7. Old Bull
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I’ve gone Werner, but I can imagine it not working out. Picture this, Chelsea spend millions but struggle to find balance, Leicester don’t but gel as a team instantly. It’s not unimaginable.p

      8. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Get both & decide?

      9. MSTRKRFTSMN
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Werner ownership is high due to uncertainty around other Chelsea assets. And likely to have a good amount of the attacking play go through him. But regardless, I’m equally nervous about picking him

      10. Tony Moon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        In that case, I have Werner, and I'm a top 4k player 😉

    • MarkFLR
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Who do we think will be this years Ayoze Perez where we all realise they were an awful pick after GW1?

      1. Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Soucek

        1. BENOIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          nahh

      2. Mother of Lucas
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Mitro, Adams, JWP

          1. MarkFLR
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            I'm thinking Mitro too. Even as an owner it would be funny to see a first game red card to start the season

        • Only a Hazard of time
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Ah, the prestigious Nathan Redmond award

      3. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Son or Robertson? Who do you pick?

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Robertson

        2. Bojan Horsemack
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Son of Robert

          1. Mother of Lucas
              1 month, 19 days ago

              No, Mother or Lucas but it's nice to meet you Horsemack

          2. Teror
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            I think Robbo is better but there are so many options in midfield that Son allows you to move between them throughout the season hence why I say Son.

            1. Daniel - Go Granville
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              thanks lads

        3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Any way to improve this team?

          Leno
          TAA Robbo Saiss Vinagre
          Salah(C) Havertz Barnes
          Werner Ings Adams

          Benchboost activated
          (McCarthy ASM Soucek Justin)

          Wildcard GW2

          1. Egg noodle
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Bench Havertz Ings and Werner and feel like a gangster

            1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Sound advice! Cheers

          2. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Bench#ankerkery for the laughs.

            46 points one week on the bench last year not even played the chip that week!

            1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Woooow.
              Any advice on my team?

        4. james 101
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I have both Werner and Alli

          Pick one mid:

          A. Son
          B. Havertz
          C. Puli

          1. Egg noodle
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            B

          2. Forgetmeknot
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 19 days ago

            I have those 2 and have gone B

          3. Pukkipartyy
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 19 days ago

            B

        5. ronpateluk
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          can anyone fit salah, kane, alli, werner and auba in?

          1. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Not if you want TAA too

            1. ronpateluk
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              him too lol

          2. Mother of Lucas
              1 month, 19 days ago

              I'm not much for bukkake but i will try my best.

              1. BENOIT
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                me neither, I'm diabetic

            • Shteve
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Of course you can but the rest of the team will suffer so not worth it

            • Ser Davos
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              via Soucek, 3 x 4.5 defenders

              442

          3. SomeoneKnows
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            How would you shave 0.5 off this team (can't be Son) ?

            McCarthy (Button)
            TAA, Davies, Justin, Mitchell (Taylor)
            Salah, Auba, Son, Havertz (Bissouma)
            Werner, Mitrovic (Brewster)

            1. Thescaff
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Davies to kwp

            2. TheDragon
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Davies -> KWP if you must

            3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Has to be Davies to 4.5 then

          4. Teror
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Crazy to go with Martial over Bruno?

            1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              No

            2. james 101
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              This week?

              1. Teror
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Next. I think Salah, Bruno and KdB/Sterling makes my team too unbalanced. Hence why I'm thinking Martial

                1. Old Bull
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  I’d be more inclined to go without Salah.

            3. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 19 days ago

              No

              Fewer points perhaps but likely similar or even better value

          5. Differentiator
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            A) Alli + Auba
            B) Son + Puli/Havertz

          6. GE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Team A) or B)? 🙂

            (GW2: Ings -> Martial in A) and Son -> Rashford in B)

            A) (0.5 itb)

            McCarthy
            TAA/Doherty/Vinagre
            Salah/Auba/Alli/ASM/Soucek
            Werner/Ings

            Bench: 4.0,,Mitchell, 4.0, 4.5

            B) (0.5 itb)

            McCarthy
            TAA/Doherty/Mitchell
            Salah/Auba/Son/ASM/Soucek
            Werner/Wilson

            Bench: Nyland, Wan-Bissaka, 4.0, 4.5

            1. Egg noodle
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              You know there is a good chance Doherty wont start, right?
              Either way I like A

              1. GE
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                I know, maybe Davies more safe? I just love Doherty though 🙂

              2. Bojan Horsemack
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Why suddenly now, after a month of listing after Doherty, is everyone getting cold feet? And suddenly Vinagre is going to miss out to Podence for that matter

                1. Egg noodle
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Vinagre will feature for the next few games, then Marcal will take his spot

          7. MoSalalalalalalalalah
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            G2g? Is.this my best lineup?

            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

          8. sthelenslad92
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            I'm going for 2 x 5.0 defenders, 1 is Saiss who's the best option for the other one?
            A Dier
            B Davies
            C Egan
            D Shaw

          9. KGFC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            DCL or Wilson+0.5?

            1. Pukkipartyy
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 19 days ago

              DCL