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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
    1 month, 3 days 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
      1 month, 3 days ago

      No rises then ?

      1. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

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

    2. chelseabrad
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days 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
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Probably wcs skewing total transfers more likely

      2. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Could also mean it’s only Tuesday

        1. tets mcgee (BSC Small boys-…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          im on wednesday

      3. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 3 days ago

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

    3. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

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

    4. Balls of Steel
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Nice!

    5. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Cheers TM.

    6. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days 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
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Thanks

    8. UnitedRthebest
      1 month, 3 days ago

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

    9. jesus jesus
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Think Willian and Bamford rose by .1 TM ??

    10. jesus jesus
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

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

      1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

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

    11. Tambling5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days 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?

    12. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

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

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 3 days 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
        1 month, 3 days 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.

    13. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Mane haul is so FPL now 😀

    14. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Mane essential ?

  2. Reyson
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 3 days 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
      1 month, 3 days ago

      same boat here lad

      1. Reyson
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 3 days 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
      1 month, 3 days ago

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

      Chill Winston

  3. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Klich on pens?

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      That’s what they say

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Rodrigo won't take them?

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 3 days 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
      1 month, 3 days 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.

  4. elchilangles
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 3 days 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
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Does mommy feed you from a spoon still also?

      1. elchilangles
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 3 days 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
          1 month, 3 days 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
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Pretty easy to work out the best 11 using value.

  5. chelseabrad
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Why's everyone selling Son?

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Not playing striker

      1. Costa Nostra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 3 days 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
      1 month, 3 days 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
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Probably because Spurs looked like sh!t

  6. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 3 days 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
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Holding and praying for now

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Frank will update us

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 3 days 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
          1 month, 3 days 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
            1 month, 3 days 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
            1 month, 3 days 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
              1 month, 3 days 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
      1 month, 3 days 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
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Cool. I've got Soucek from the bench

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          I've already jettisoned Pully for Bruno

          1. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 3 days 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
      1 month, 3 days ago

      what lampard comments?

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

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

  7. Orbiter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 3 days 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
      1 month, 3 days ago

      See top of page

      1. Balls of Steel
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        🙂

  8. Major League Shocker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 3 days 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
      1 month, 3 days ago

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

      1. lilmessipran
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 3 days 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
        1 month, 3 days 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
      1 month, 3 days 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
      1 month, 3 days 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
      1 month, 3 days 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
      1 month, 3 days 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
        1 month, 3 days ago

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

      2. F_Ivanovic
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 3 days 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
          1 month, 3 days 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
            1 month, 3 days 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

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

      C

      1. Dreams
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Thanks BOS.

  10. Gabbiadini
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 3 days 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
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Pretty bad for WC

    2. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days 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).

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

      Defense is weak imo

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        who do you drop to free up $ in def?

        1. fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Downgrade Willian IMO. Fixtures aren't good after WHU

    4. Reyson
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      you dont need martial as well as bruno imo.

    5. Tambling5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days 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?

  11. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    That block by Bam Adebayo !!

  12. I am 42
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

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

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

      A

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Hahaha

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

          Who is your pick?

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Martial

    2. Balls of Steel
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      HurricAne

  14. Garam MOSALAH
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Is Martial rising tonight ?

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

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      The rises have happened already

      1. Garam MOSALAH
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        I think falls have occurred and rises are yet to happen

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

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

          1. Garam MOSALAH
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

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

  15. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 3 days 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
      1 month, 3 days 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.

  16. Cahill17
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 3 days 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
      1 month, 3 days ago

      D

    2. Balls of Steel
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      D

  17. I am 42
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

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

    1. Dreams
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days 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
      1 month, 3 days ago

      You mean if he could not get 4 CS points?

      1. I am 42
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

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

    3. Avery78
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 3 days ago

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

  18. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 3 days 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
      1 month, 3 days ago

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

  19. FPL ElasticO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 3 days 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
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Pretty decent team for this week's fixtures

  20. yalala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    How much would Bale cost?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      9.5 /10

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 3 days 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
      1 month, 3 days ago

      8.5 would be my guess, was dreadful at Madrid.

      1. noquarternt
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Haha best comment I’ve read.

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 3 days 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
            1 month, 3 days 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
              1 month, 3 days 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
      1 month, 3 days ago

      10m

  21. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Podence, Harrison or Soucek?

    1. Balls of Steel
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Harrison

  22. pakornk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 3 days 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
      1 month, 3 days ago

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

      1. noquarternt
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

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

        Clearly no fluke.

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 3 days ago

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

  23. Kavorka
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Any history on Digne taking penalties?

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Scored his only one in 2013, 100% record

      Rodriguez has 13/16, Richarlison 3/3

      1. Kavorka
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        thanks

    2. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Dcl or james.

  24. The Man Pastore
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 3 days 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
      1 month, 3 days 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
        1 month, 3 days 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
      1 month, 3 days 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.

  25. Live Lad
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 3 days 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
      1 month, 3 days ago

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

  26. POWERPOD
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 3 days 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
      1 month, 3 days 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
        1 month, 3 days ago

        this

    2. POWERPOD
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days 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
        1 month, 3 days ago

        In this case why not

  27. seewhyaxe
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    omg Murray!

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Clippers are gone.

      1. seewhyaxe
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Doc probably fired if they lose this series.

    2. seewhyaxe
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      it's a massacre.

      20 pts lead!

  28. The Man Pastore
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Any news on Werner?

    1. Reyson
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      he will start

    2. Balls of Steel
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

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

  29. white lightning
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 3 days 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
      1 month, 3 days 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
        1 month, 3 days ago

        *Martial

  30. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 3 days 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
      1 month, 3 days ago

      G2G

    2. swervinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Nice