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The key FPL lessons I learned from Gameweek 1 of the new season

What have I learned from Gameweek 1? It’s the same every year. Don’t panic after just one Gameweek. Remember why you chose those players. If you can save a transfer that’s ideal.

All words of wisdom we heard in pre-season, which is why less than 24 hours after Gameweek 1 ending I’ve considered no transfers, one transfer and even a hit! Fantasy Premier League is truly back.

In this article I want to see if there’s anything we can take away from Gameweek 1. It should be noted that making rash decisions based on one Gameweek is often a fools game, but we should always try and spot what we can, especially this early on.

Everton

How Spurs and Everton's new signings fared in their FPL Gameweek 1 debuts

Lots was made of Everton’s sub-par performances during Project Restart. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.0m) didn’t score at all, and they looked as a whole, very poor as a team.

Fast-forward to signing a whole new midfield in Allan (£5.5m), Abdoulaye Doucouré (£5.5m) and James Rodríguez (£7.5m), and it’s suddenly a whole different story.

The midfield three, which included Allan, Doucouré and André Gomes (£5.5m) looked like it had been playing together for years, and Rodríguez looked like that player that some people probably haven’t seen play since the World Cup in 2014. He constantly caused Ben Davies (£5.0m) issues even without pace on his side, and with five chances created against a strong enough Tottenham Hotspur side, we should be taking note.

It’s also worth noting that Everton’s game plan was to seemingly target the side of Matt Doherty (£6.0m), with Rodríguez often playing balls out to Richarlison. With West Brom, Crystal Palace and Brighton up next it may be something they continue to try, although Tariq Lamptey (£4.5m) might have something to say about that in the Brighton game.

Just to quickly touch on Lucas Digne (£6.0m) as well. It was interesting to see that Rodríguez didn’t monopolise set pieces, and Digne was still on lots of corners and free-kicks, which is ultimately where his assist came from. He only created one chance in the game, but with more freedom against teams that don’t have a marauding full back like Doherty, he could still be a great option, especially with the new look midfield giving the defence more protection.

Sheffield United

Chelsea

I’ve been pretty vocal in my excitement for Chelsea players this season but it might take a bit longer for their new signings to gel together like Everton’s did. Without some of their key players being fit, I’m looking at your Christian Pulisic (£8.5m) and Hakim Ziyech (£8.0m), it may be more sensible to hold off on loading up too soon.

They beat Brighton 3-1 but it wasn’t convincing. The xG for the game was Brighton 1.05 v 1.22 Chelsea..

Reece James (£5.0m) rewarded owners handsomely, but I’m not expecting him to score a 20 yard goal every week. And the third goal was helped through a significant deflection.

It might be harsh but I also thought Kepa Arrizabalaga (£5.0m) was at fault for the goal they did concede, and it wouldn’t be the first time. I think I’ll continue avoiding Chelsea defenders until a replacement comes in (which may be soon), despite their relatively good underlying numbers last year.

In attack to say Kai Havertz (£8.5m) didn’t look good would probably be an understatement. He created just one chance and had zero shots. It’s too quick to write him off, he’s a young player, playing in a new team, in a new league, but for owners it may be concerning with Liverpool (home) up next. When Pulisic and Ziyech are finally fit we should see Havertz move more centrally, rather than playing out wide and that should broaden his points potential.

I don’t think Havertz is necessarily a rush to sell, but the timelines on certain injuries to other players in the squad would help me if I had to make that decision. After Liverpool it’s West Brom, Crystal Palace and Southampton up next, so there’s certainly some promise there.

For any promise Havertz didn’t show, Timo Werner (£9.5m)  defintiely did. He managed five shots in the box, and also won the penalty. His speed in the transition from defence to attack will be huge, and playing off the shoulder against Liverpool could see plenty of counter attacking opportunities. Just an assist is hard to swallow for his 46.5% owners, but a goal looks to be right around the corner.

Liverpool

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This probably isn’t news to some, but the Liverpool defence is still pretty good, despite heavy transfers out for the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m)

Leeds United may have impressed and scored three goals, but this came from an xG of just 0.32. On another day Leeds may not have scored at all.

What was most worrying to me was Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) making another mistake and gifting Patrick Bamford (£5.6m) a goal. It’s easy to put those mistakes down to a league winning hangover, but we don’t have that excuse now and it’s something to monitor – hopefully just first game of the season rustiness. 

I don’t think we should have been expecting too many clean sheets from Leeds, Chelsea and Arsenal in the first three Gameweeks, players like Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) and Alexander-Arnold are long term holds after all, which is why the Leeds result doesn’t put me off when you look at the underlying numbers.

In attack, Mohammad Salah (£12.0m) owners can probably consider themselves a little lucky (I know I do), to have gotten two penalties in one game. Although it’s worth noting for a lot of people getting penalties for the same price as Sadio Mané (£12.0m) was key reason behind the pick.

From an “eye test” perspective Salah looked sharp, and any pre-season lack of form or sharpness was not to be seen. The same can’t be said of Mané who I thought looked poor at times with sloppy passing that broke down some attacks.

But when you look at the underlying numbers, both Salah (0.38) and Mané (0.27) had fairly similar npXG and it’s probably not worth panicking too much after just one Gameweek. Although for some people perhaps it’s just dawned on them that penalties can be very handy in FPL, and Salah is probably worth owning long term whilst they are the same price.

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3,219 Comments Post a Comment
  1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    9 days, 7 hours ago

    Price Changes

    Falls : Minamino 6.4, Saliba 4.4, Cédric 4.9, Mané 11.9

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 7 hours ago

      No rises then ?

      1. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        9 days, 7 hours ago

        You have to send him £1 to be sent Price Rise notifications...you can Venmo it

    2. chelseabrad
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 7 hours ago

      Guess that could mean those without a game in gw1 wont rise until after gw2?

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 7 hours ago

        Probably wcs skewing total transfers more likely

      2. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        9 days, 7 hours ago

        Could also mean it’s only Tuesday

        1. tets mcgee (BSC Small boys-…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          9 days, 34 mins ago

          im on wednesday

      3. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 days, 7 hours ago

        Maybe, but DCL and Gabriel were also supposed to rise (per FPLStatistics) and didn't.

    3. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 7 hours ago

      Wildcards skewing stats, it seems. Dont mind, saving transfer

    4. Balls of Steel
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 7 hours ago

      Nice!

    5. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 7 hours ago

      Cheers TM.

    6. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 7 hours ago

      Effective 1-0 as I sold Mané, and for others asking - wildcard buys don't count so those price rises are 'fake'. It'll reset to actual value later.

    7. Soto Ayam
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 7 hours ago

      Thanks

    8. UnitedRthebest
        9 days, 7 hours ago

        Huh. Guess it was a scared move to go for martial early. Whatever.

      • jesus jesus
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 6 hours ago

        Think Willian and Bamford rose by .1 TM ??

      • jesus jesus
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 6 hours ago

        Did the price rises go up at a later time ??

        1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          No price rises today.
          https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/22421463 was yesterday.

      • Tambling5
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 6 hours ago

        Swapped out Mane for Aubameyang just in time to save a vital 0.1. May switch him to Sterling next week as good differential for a few weeks?

      • FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        Is it possible FPL (Faulty) Towers are holding back on teams who never played Week 1?

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          Yes, but also possible that the WCs have caused no price rises for Manchester assets today and that they'll happen tomorrow

        2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 5 Years
          9 days, 2 hours ago

          It makes sense if they are. Player prices should be their prices at the start of their season, and their season hasn't started yet.

      • Amey
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 4 hours ago

        Mane haul is so FPL now 😀

      • Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        Mane essential ?

    9. HUATSHOOTER
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 7 hours ago

      seems like i might end up keep my FT.. i cant do a FT even from son to rash... so i will need a minus 4 to sell another defender..doesnt make sense.

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 7 hours ago

        same boat here lad

        1. HUATSHOOTER
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 7 hours ago

          lets hope manutd just win 1-0. and son to score.

          anw mate, so you getting manc/manutd asset for gw2?

      2. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 7 hours ago

        Just as much as preseason changed dramatically, gw1 is never the way it is in gw 4

        Chill Winston

    10. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 7 hours ago

      Klich on pens?

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 7 hours ago

        That’s what they say

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 7 hours ago

          Rodrigo won't take them?

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            9 days, 7 hours ago

            No way to know and no personal knowledge otherwise

            I think Bamford won’t just be thrown away, rodrigo will play half the time at best imo

      2. leonickroberts
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 31 mins ago

        Unclear. Bamford, Klich, maybe Rodrigo. Also Klich's amazing goal the other day belies the fact he's more an engine through the middle than a creative force/goalscoring mid.

    11. elchilangles
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 7 hours ago

      does the RMT tool have an API? Could we write a code to automatically see which combination of 11 players would give the highest RMT each week???

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 7 hours ago

        Does mommy feed you from a spoon still also?

        1. elchilangles
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 7 hours ago

          that's kind of a weird way to troll, you're a member because you like to use data to make informed decisions I'm assuming?

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            9 days, 7 hours ago

            No I just can’t handle not reading the end of the articles

            Wasteful in the end

      2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        9 days, 7 hours ago

        Pretty easy to work out the best 11 using value.

    12. chelseabrad
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 7 hours ago

      Why's everyone selling Son?

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 7 hours ago

        Not playing striker

        1. Costa Nostra
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          Lol! Why would he be?? Everyone who has half a brain would know what position he plays before buying him! He will punish sellers this week is my prediction.

      2. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        9 days, 7 hours ago

        Because he didn’t score for 1 week...everyone will wildcard so they can load up on players who had one good week...then they will finish at 1 million overall

      3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 4 hours ago

        Probably because Spurs looked like sh!t

    13. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 7 hours ago

      what are pulisic owners doing this week?
      i'm still tempted by ings to martial but I also don't expect puli to start at the weekend based on Lampard comments

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 7 hours ago

        Holding and praying for now

      2. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 7 hours ago

        Frank will update us

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 7 hours ago

          do you have other pressing transfers?
          i always expected martial bandwagon to grow but was hoping not to have other fires to put out

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            9 days, 7 hours ago

            Kinda.. just planning on sticking with my misfiring picks for now, I wouldn’t sell anyone but son, I think saving this ft is very important for gw 3-5

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              9 days, 7 hours ago

              Sorry I typed son but meant Alli, I was thinking about Son playing that high line next week 😉

            2. HMC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              9 days, 7 hours ago

              makes sense. I also want to save transfer for next week.
              I'd back Ings to get past Spurs just monitoring prices as well

              1. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                9 days, 7 hours ago

                Ings was the last player out of my team, took punt on pulisic but otherwise I love his value role and fixtures

      3. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 days, 7 hours ago

        I plan to play him as long as he's still on no worse than a yellow flag after the press conference. I panicked too much last year in this type of situation. Bissouma will come off my bench if he doesn't play.

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 7 hours ago

          Cool. I've got Soucek from the bench

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            9 days, 6 hours ago

            I've already jettisoned Pully for Bruno

            1. HMC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              9 days, 2 hours ago

              Interesting. I feel if both are fit Puli will be better value. Aim is to get city mid plus Martial instead

      4. Sharkytect
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 23 hours ago

        what lampard comments?

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          8 days, 23 hours ago

          He said he took a few steps back in training. Just have my doubts he’ll start vs pool coming off injury

    14. Orbiter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 7 hours ago

      No price change tonight? Kept an eye on the clock.. 9 pm came (2 am GMT) and boom.. none!

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 7 hours ago

        See top of page

        1. Balls of Steel
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 7 hours ago

          🙂

    15. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 7 hours ago

      Anyone else surprised at the number of top managers who took a risk on Vinagre?

      Az said on the Scoutcast that he's going to have to switch Vinagre to another 4.5 defender for a hit. The comments section here seemed pretty adamant about not getting Vinagre after Marcal joined, so I guess I assumed the pundits thought the same.

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 days, 7 hours ago

        i think the same can/will be applied to Che Adams

        1. lilmessipran
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 days, 7 hours ago

          Adams could have easily ended up with a double digit score..and still has decent fixtures after Spurs to come

        2. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 7 hours ago

          Totally agree on Che; look at his game log, recency bias from the popular punt paying off on the last week of restart. Never a player to target over the season, they play 4-5-1 sometimes and he couldn’t keep long out of the team last year

      2. Balls of Steel
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 7 hours ago

        Just as well there's such a big crop of decent 4.5m defenders to chose as his replacement now!

      3. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        9 days, 7 hours ago

        There are 3 bench spots...the real question is why they made so many other errors that they can’t just leave him there...he was gonna be benched week 2 anyways vs City

      4. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 7 hours ago

        Vinagre really divided the community, I was very against him, but many others swore to stick

        Pundits watch twitter not comments

      5. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 7 hours ago

        Not claiming to be a top manager, but my rationale for bringing him in was based on Nuno's comments I thought that thought he would play the first few games, then planned to WC in international break and swap him out for whichever 4.5 defender impressed.

        A 4.5 wolves defender against Sheffield, West Ham, Fulham, Leeds looked a great placeholder.

        Now it seems clear he's already lost his place and will possibly drop in price, its about cutting loses as soon as possible. I might take a hit to replace him with a 4.5 with a decent fixture.

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 7 hours ago

          This too, Nuno really talked him up after he bought his replacement

        2. F_Ivanovic
          • 5 Years
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          I guess my only problem with that line of thinking is the planning to WC in international break. Sure; there's a decent chance you might want to do that but what if you don't need too? I'd rather a 4.5 defender in there that was guaranteed to play long term just in case especially as I don't plan on starting my 4.5 defenders too much.

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            9 days, 6 hours ago

            I'm surprised at the lack of deluge to transfer out Vinny. His price is unlikely to fall this week, yet he's got City next and probably will be fringe if not sold before GW3 swings round.

            1. badgerboy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              9 days, 5 hours ago

              People who got him, myself included, would have benched him this week anyway so have other defensive options to play. Nuno's comments in his press conference

    16. Dreams
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 7 hours ago

      Mccarthy
      Taa Vvd Tierney
      Salah Auba Barnes Pereira Burke
      Kane Mitro
      Ryan Davis Vinagre Douglas
      A) Vinagre to holding
      B) Kane to Jimmy and pereira to Greenwood (-4)
      C) Save

      1. Balls of Steel
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 7 hours ago

        C

        1. Dreams
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 7 hours ago

          Thanks BOS.

    17. Gabbiadini
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 7 hours ago

      77 points GW1 with the intention to wildcard (filled up on Arsenal & Newcastle players).

      McCarthy | Steer
      Justin* | Lewis | Holding | Mitchell | Buur
      Salah/Auba | KDB* | Fernandes* | Willian | 4.5*
      Vardy | Martial* | Brewster*

      * = players wildcarded in
      Thoughts on this to jump on price rises, no TAA... can always make a change before confirming?

      1. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 7 hours ago

        Pretty bad for WC

      2. nerd_is_the_werd
          9 days, 7 hours ago

          I'd try and bring in some goalscoring defenders if possible.
          The guys listed may not be able to provide that (other than potential clean sheets).

        • ZAWAd25
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 7 hours ago

          Defense is weak imo

          1. Gabbiadini
            • 3 Years
            9 days, 7 hours ago

            who do you drop to free up $ in def?

            1. fish&chips
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              9 days, 6 hours ago

              Downgrade Willian IMO. Fixtures aren't good after WHU

        • HUATSHOOTER
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          you dont need martial as well as bruno imo.

        • Tambling5
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          Well I own Vardy, and was pleased to at the weekend. However it was dead jammy he scored that many points from two pens, Leicester looked poor for much of the game, and he hardly had any touches in their box. Justin, Holding and Mitchell aren't nailed, and the subs are all fodder when we know teams will rotate a lot. Is it worth a wildcard yet or can you change team gradually?

      3. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 7 hours ago

        That block by Bam Adebayo !!

      4. I am 42
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 7 hours ago

        Saka to max 7m for a hit or swallow his price drop?

      5. ZAWAd25
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 7 hours ago

        Who scores more in the next 2?

        A) Kane > SOU(A) , NEW(H)

        B) Martial > CRY(H) , BHA (A)

        Have Kane and I’m considering the switch to Martial either now or at GW4

        1. Dreams
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 7 hours ago

          A

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            9 days, 7 hours ago

            Hahaha

            1. ZAWAd25
              • 3 Years
              9 days, 7 hours ago

              Who is your pick?

              1. Dynamic Duos
                • 7 Years
                9 days, 6 hours ago

                Martial

        2. Balls of Steel
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          HurricAne

      6. Garam MOSALAH
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 7 hours ago

        Is Martial rising tonight ?

        Auba Ings to KDB Martial -4 worth the move for long term ?

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 7 hours ago

          The rises have happened already

          1. Garam MOSALAH
            • 7 Years
            9 days, 7 hours ago

            I think falls have occurred and rises are yet to happen

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 7 Years
              9 days, 7 hours ago

              Sorry changes have happened, no rises tonight, they all happen at the same time

              1. Garam MOSALAH
                • 7 Years
                9 days, 7 hours ago

                Oh I didn’t knew they happen at same time, thanks buddy

      7. COK3Y5MURF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 7 hours ago

        Son being sold by so many is bizarre. Is it just because Spurs lost? By average position, he was the furthest forward Spurs player and was making runs centrally. Newcastle in GW3 looks like a haul.

        1. Dreams
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 7 hours ago

          I think it's because of the lack of patience and the availability of better players of Manchester United and City. Probably was a one week punt for many.

      8. Cahill17
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 7 hours ago

        McCarthy | Nyland
        TAA | Dier | Justin | Taylor | Mitchell
        Salah | Auba | Havertz | Podence | Soucek
        DCL | Werner | Adams
        0.5ITB

        Transfer Thoughts:
        a) Havertz + Soucek to Rashford + 4.5 (-4)
        b) Havertz to Greenwood
        c) Havertz + Dier to Rashford + James (-4)
        d) save and go without UTD

        1. Dreams
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 7 hours ago

          D

        2. Balls of Steel
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          D

      9. I am 42
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 7 hours ago

        will you take TAA out if he was a 7.5m mid?

        1. Dreams
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 7 hours ago

          Yes. Without the clean sheet points, his tally would not be that high. But 15 assists is still a good return for a 7.5 mid.

        2. COK3Y5MURF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 7 hours ago

          You mean if he could not get 4 CS points?

          1. I am 42
            • 7 Years
            9 days, 6 hours ago

            yup considering it cos pool is unlikely to keep cs for the next couple of game week

        3. Avery78
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          I took him out for now, can come back later 🙂

      10. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 7 hours ago

        So Leeds got 6 pens in Championship scored 4 Bamford and Klich 2 each

        Klich was on the pitch on both occasions Bamford took and scored his pens.

        Who takes the pens?

        1. feedpony
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          Apparently Klich let Bamford take those pens as he was on a goal drought - any Leeds fans confirm?

      11. FPL ElasticO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 6 hours ago

        What do you guys think of this team, have already made early transfers to beat price rise....

        Ryan
        TAA/ Justin/ Digne
        Salah/ Bruno/ Auba(c)/ ASM/ Soucek
        Werner/ Mitrovic

        Bench:: McCarthy/ Saiss/ Mitchell/ Davis

        1. Balls of Steel
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          Pretty decent team for this week's fixtures

      12. yalala
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 days, 6 hours ago

        How much would Bale cost?

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          9.5 /10

        2. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          It's an intriguing question. We have absolutely no idea what his form and fitness would be like. I suspect he'll be priced between Bruno and Pulisic, so 9-9.5. Could be a donkey, could be a bargain must-have.

        3. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          8.5 would be my guess, was dreadful at Madrid.

          1. noquarternt
            • 5 Years
            9 days, 6 hours ago

            Haha best comment I’ve read.

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              9 days, 6 hours ago

              Maybe I'm underrating him based on the other replies but with 2 years of horrible and invisible performances, not even getting on the pitch, not even nailed, I wouldn't be surprised

              1. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                9 days, 5 hours ago

                Right, but that's my point. If he's priced as 8m and in his first game he plays like the Bale of old, he'll have 100% ownership and perma-cap status by his next game. So I think he'll have to come in priced fairly high so that the likes of me and you have a decision to make.

                1. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  9 days, 5 hours ago

                  You could use the same logic for Rodriguez, if he came in and played like 2014/15 James then he'll have very high ownership soon enough. But he's 7.5, because the chances of that are low. Same for Bale, though his more recent successes mean he could be around 9M.

        4. F_Ivanovic
          • 5 Years
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          10m

      13. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 6 hours ago

        Podence, Harrison or Soucek?

        1. Balls of Steel
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          Harrison

      14. pakornk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 6 hours ago

        Apart from the 2 penalties, Vardy didn't play well at all. So I would be weary of getting him in.

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          He's always like that though. Does nothing, then suddenly has the Golden Boot.

          1. noquarternt
            • 5 Years
            9 days, 6 hours ago

            Yeah this, he’s consistently mugged off his xG for a few seasons now.

            Clearly no fluke.

        2. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          Few should be getting him in, but I wouldn't take him out either. That's just what he does

      15. Kavorka
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 6 hours ago

        Any history on Digne taking penalties?

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          Scored his only one in 2013, 100% record

          Rodriguez has 13/16, Richarlison 3/3

          1. Kavorka
            • 5 Years
            9 days, 16 mins ago

            thanks

        2. bench boost for every gamew…
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          Dcl or james.

      16. The Man Pastore
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 6 hours ago

        I have the worst start since I started FPL... Already 43pts behind my ML leader (went with Mane over Salah and captained him).

        What do you think about the team below for GW2?

        Ramsdale
        TAA Justin Taylor
        Auba Mane Pereira Barnes
        Werner Martial Adams

        Bench: Steer Bissouma KWP Ferguson

        I did Ings --> Martial for FT

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          Personally, I'd be regretting the choice of goalkeeper and Pereira, but I'd run with them for now as next week you'll presumably sell Auba for Kev/Raz. Just keep the faith for now - you're in the same boat as me (except that I've taken a hit to get Martial and Bruno).

          1. The Man Pastore
            • 6 Years
            9 days, 6 hours ago

            Yes, I already regert the GK choice, especially as I would have had Saiss i/o KWP if I went with McCarthy...
            Pereira is e very good player but the team is dreadful.. I will probably downgrade to Harrison in 2-3 weeks if he doesn't get me anything

        2. Phil's Stamps
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          A few too many punts in there for my liking for GW1 - Pereira, Barnes, Adams maybe Mane over Salah. But hold onto them for now.

          Don't sweat over Ramsdale, I think he's a shrewd pick and will come good, much better than McCarthy anyway. Losing by two goals to one of the best teams in the league is hardly a disaster, it's just one game. Of course I'm biased, I have him.

      17. Live Lad
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 6 hours ago

        (1) Kane to Martial
        (2) Kane + Adams to Martial + DCL (-4)

        Everton look really good and he is the No. 9. They have great fixtures starting with poor West Brom. He could haul
        Kane and Adams didn't look bad GW1. I fear Saint plays 1 up front only against Spurs.

        Willing to take -4 which will benefit me long term. Kane might come good too. Please help.

        1. F_Ivanovic
          • 5 Years
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          Not worth a 4 point hit for DCL IMO... so 1

      18. POWERPOD
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 6 hours ago

        Worth doing the below? Need to do both to get Bruno into the team.

        Havertz > Ferndandes & Adams > Davis for -4?

        1. F_Ivanovic
          • 5 Years
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          Going from a playing forward to a 4.5 non-playing one seems like a bad idea without knowing rest of the team.

          1. The Man Pastore
            • 6 Years
            9 days, 6 hours ago

            this

        2. POWERPOD
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          Current team is as follows:

          McCarthy Steer
          TAA Justin Mitchell Davies Egan
          Auba Salah ASM Soucek Havertz
          Werner Mitro Adams

          Cheers lads

          1. The Man Pastore
            • 6 Years
            9 days, 5 hours ago

            In this case why not

      19. seewhyaxe
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 6 hours ago

        omg Murray!

        1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          Clippers are gone.

          1. seewhyaxe
            • 3 Years
            9 days, 6 hours ago

            Doc probably fired if they lose this series.

        2. seewhyaxe
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          it's a massacre.

          20 pts lead!

      20. The Man Pastore
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 6 hours ago

        Any news on Werner?

        1. HUATSHOOTER
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          he will start

        2. Balls of Steel
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          Says he'll play against Liverpool even if he has to use crutches! Relax he'll be fine for the weekend...

      21. white lightning
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 6 hours ago

        Just after some advice please. My current team with 1.5m bank

        McCarthy (Button)
        TAA, Egan, Justin (C. Taylor, Mitchell)
        Salah, Auba (c), Alli, ASM (Bissouma)
        Werner, DCL, Adams

        My ft will be = Alli out & JRod in leaving with 2m bank
        Anything worth a hit - do you like any of these trade options
        (a) Werner out - Martial in or
        (b) Mitchell out - Digne in or
        (c) Egan out - Digne in or
        (d) ASM out - Greenwood in

        Thoughts & thanks.

        1. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 6 hours ago

          only A is worth a hit as no other ManU and Bruno is better than Greenwood. Hold if not fussed on ManU.

          1. The Units
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            9 days, 5 hours ago

            *Martial

      22. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 6 hours ago

        How does this look?

        McCarthy Nyland
        TAA James Lamptey Saiss Lewis
        Salah Sterling Soucek ASM Podence
        Werner Martial DCL

        1. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          G2G

        2. swervinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          Nice