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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. gryffsonofarthur
    • 2 Years
    5 days, 12 hours ago

    McCarthy

    Digne TAA Justin
    ASM JWP Salah Aubameyang Bruno
    Ings Mitro

    Bench - Nyland Lewis Mitchell Davis

    Gtg?

    1. Pilgrim62
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 12 hours ago

      Gtg

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 12 hours ago

      Gtg but not ideal to bench Lewis, looks good though!

      1. gryffsonofarthur
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 12 hours ago

        Lewis has a nice start but, who to drop to add him?

    3. Boberella
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 12 hours ago

      GTG. Keeping faith in Ings could be a good differential this week. It's what i am doing.

  2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    5 days, 12 hours ago

    Havertz to James Rodríguez or wait for Reguilon news and move Davies to Saiss next week if that happens?

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      5 days, 12 hours ago

      wait

    2. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 days, 12 hours ago

      As far as I think the 2 are a wait and see until gw3.

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 12 hours ago

      I'm holding off my move because of same. Also have Pulisic in team. So early Transfer is No Go atm

    4. Live Lad
      • 5 Years
      5 days, 12 hours ago

      i like the first move.

  3. Coolboy9191
    • 1 Year
    5 days, 12 hours ago

    HELP me guys Is it worth a hit?
    1)Mane, Ings, Pereira out
    KDB, Martial, Harrison in.
    My initial plan was mane & Ings for KDB & Martial. But now due to mane decreasing by 0.1 i need to make a 3rd change.

    1. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 days, 12 hours ago

      I think so. But maybe all assets who did not play in GW1 might not have price change. It is a guess though and would make sense.

    2. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 days, 12 hours ago

      I’d just do Ings to Martial, assuming you have enough itb

      1. Coolboy9191
        • 1 Year
        5 days, 12 hours ago

        Nope i dont have any cash left.. Tats the worse part..

  4. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 days, 12 hours ago

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lx3XsugcXUw

    Rodriguez vs Spurs.

    Interesting to see how his diagonal balls to Rich and Digne open up space to exploit, those two will enjoy his creativity. Next week will tell us plenty, and I expect most of it will be good.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 12 hours ago

      Teams will soon find that out and put a body in that space.

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 days, 12 hours ago

        Everton will overload the right, causing the opposition defense to shift towards there to defend it, opening up the space for Rodriguez's switch. It's a lot easier said than done, Ancelotti is the master of building offensive teams.

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 12 hours ago

      I'm looking forward to seeing his creativity again for sure, but I got the impression Carlo knew how Doherty would be employed and prepared JRod to target the space. Presumably Baggies will have taken note and will sit deep.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 days, 12 hours ago

        Baggies will be daft to put less than 10 behind the ball at all times, but yes, Everton now have the quality to overwhelm them.

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          5 days, 12 hours ago

          Yes, it'll be interesting to see how they break down deep defenses. The Rodriguez switch will be used in every match, though it was more effective here due to Doherty's runs forward.

      2. Amey
        • 1 Year
        5 days, 12 hours ago

        Of course they will. We are doing what we always do. Getting overexcited 😀

    3. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 days, 12 hours ago

      He's no Messi but looks like he might be such a gift to the Premier League. Exciting times at Everton; if they could just get Moise Keane to realize his potential they could be a hell of a force, expect them to do well regardless.

  5. Wakanda
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 days, 12 hours ago

    LLoris
    Tierney, TAA, Robertson
    Salah,Zaha, Pulisic, Alli
    Werner, Adams, Wilson

    Sub KWP

    GTG ?

    Thinking of holding the 2 chelsea players one more time and dump Alli for a cheap placeholder like Soucek/Barnes/ Hamez
    And then Pulisic to KDB or Bruno in GW3

    Any thoughts ?

  6. Pilgrim62
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 days, 12 hours ago

    Is Digne worth a hit?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 12 hours ago

      Exact trades ?

      1. Pilgrim62
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 days, 12 hours ago

        Davis to Digne -4
        ?

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          5 days, 12 hours ago

          Where are you earning 1m from ?

          1. Pilgrim62
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 days, 12 hours ago

            Kane to Martial
            I’ve got 1.5

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              5 days, 12 hours ago

              Nice move that. If Spurs do end up with new LB it'd be a no brainer

        2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 days, 12 hours ago

          Yes

          1. gryffsonofarthur
            • 2 Years
            5 days, 12 hours ago

            It’s Davies

    2. gryffsonofarthur
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 12 hours ago

      Never take a hit for a defender

      1. Pilgrim62
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 days, 12 hours ago

        It’s my rule too. But some time maybe worth some exceptions

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 12 hours ago

      No

      Everton could easily have conceded two first half. Spurs change in tactics made their defence look good second half - not necessarily Everton play.

      Good fixtures for Everton defence but not a hit.

      Overexcitement on Gw1

      1. Rasping Drive
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 days, 11 hours ago

        Whilst I agree with you about the goals they could have conceded first half, you have to take into consideration that it was a good attacking team they were up against.

        Also, up until GW10, only United and Liverpool are games where you can’t really see them keeping a cleansheet. I’d say get on the good fixtures from the beginning, even if it is for a hit.

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 days, 11 hours ago

          Good attacking team 🙂 Not the consensus here but I agree.

          Fixtures are good but Wolves are perhaps better from week 3 and they are a recognised unit. No hit then imo either for Everton or Wolves

          cs for Spurs this week and .... Their fixtures are fine

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            5 days, 11 hours ago

            In retrospect Digne would have been a better 6m defender pick that Doherty. But what's done is done - no need to take a hit to fix the error regardless of Baggies up next.

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              5 days, 11 hours ago

              On basis of nailedness only imo. If Doherty is nailed he should be better,

              Still a bit dubious about Everton defence and Doherty all but scored last week of course. Much higher direct threat than Digne who has DCL to aim for

              Nailed Doherty in a solid defensive side every time for me. Direct threat over assists

          2. Rasping Drive
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            5 days, 11 hours ago

            I agree about Wolves 100%. I guess I am biased because I’ve taken a hit to bring in Digne and Bruno, which is not without it’s risks. I’ll also be jumping on a Wolves defender, probably GW4, barring any other more urgent fire I need to put out.

  7. gryffsonofarthur
    • 2 Years
    5 days, 12 hours ago

    We all know TAA is class, but my point earlier about benching him was in regards to CHE ARS EVE being the next 3 of 4 fixtures.

    Would only sit on my bench for the Chelsea game.

    1. gryffsonofarthur
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 12 hours ago

      Arsenal are at home. All 3 others away.

    2. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      5 days, 12 hours ago

      There’s an unwritten rule in FPL, Never. Bench. Trent. I learnt the hard way on a depressing night last Boxing day away to Leicester, never again.

      1. gryffsonofarthur
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 12 hours ago

        Lol not considering it, but garnering reactions.

    3. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 days, 12 hours ago

      Would you consider selling him, rather than benching? He could have had a minus score against Leeds and looked as poor as I’ve seen him. Of course, he’ll be back to his best at some point, but I see it as a window of opportunity, albeit a risky one.

      1. gryffsonofarthur
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 12 hours ago

        Him to a 4.5 gives me 3 million.

        1. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          5 days, 12 hours ago

          If you dropped him to someone like Luca Digne, could you make good use of the 1.5?

    4. jia you jia you
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 11 hours ago

      nah, never bench premiums (including premium defenders), managers get stung every season tying to be clever doing this

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 days, 11 hours ago

        Right. Kinda regret starting with TAA and Robbo, but i gotta stick to my original plan - they're season-keepers and can haul any time.

    5. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 11 hours ago

      That's exactly why people took him out before Leicester

  8. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    5 days, 12 hours ago

    This Bale/Reguilon news is perfect example of why it’s important to keep WC. I’m confident we’ll have more transfers like this long after this weekends deadline.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 12 hours ago

      Yup
      Not big deals.
      But cheap one's, loans etc

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 days, 12 hours ago

      Sancho signing means the entire front three goes from nailed to rotation risks

    3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 12 hours ago

      We can take players in without WC

      1. DAZZ
        • 6 Years
        5 days, 12 hours ago

        Having your WC after the transfer window shuts will be a huge advantage this season, mark my words. Theres a lot of unfinished business to be done

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          5 days, 12 hours ago

          Agreed, patience goes a long way

    4. Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 12 hours ago

      TBH, it's quite unlikely that one would go without taking players in multiple price points. It's an easy switch using FT if it comes to it.

      You're likely to have:

      At least one of KdB, Salah and Auba (premium mid)
      At least one mid range mid (Rodriguez/Barnes/Grealish)
      At least one premium forward (Martial/Kane/Vardy)
      At least one budget forward (DCL)
      At least one premium defender (Digne, TAA)

    5. Hattrick Harry
        5 days, 12 hours ago

        You don’t need wc for Bale who is not 90min condition which you could easily see in Wales games.

    6. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 12 hours ago

      Bale to Spurs and Alli to Real Madrid .. $hitty Mail reports

      1. jamesjoseph2770
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 days, 12 hours ago

        When is it likely to happen??

        1. Siva Mohan
          • 8 Years
          5 days, 12 hours ago

          tough to deal with Levy .. make take sometime

      2. Rasping Drive
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 days, 12 hours ago

        The Athletic report that Levy is the one pushing the deal, not Maureen, but that Alli isn’t part of the negotiation, at least not initially. A stumbling block is Bale’s 600k a week wage,with Madrid looking for a loan deal with Spurs paying 50% of Bale’s salary. Potentially very interesting from both a football and FPL perspective.

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          5 days, 12 hours ago

          You would hope Jose and Levy are on the same page here, or it could be very worrisome.

          1. Rasping Drive
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            5 days, 12 hours ago

            Yes, 100%

    7. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 12 hours ago

      Which combo plz?
      A) Bruno, DCL, kitch
      B) Martial, JRod, Foden

      1. Siva Mohan
        • 8 Years
        5 days, 12 hours ago

        A .. Foden rotation risk

      2. gryffsonofarthur
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 12 hours ago

        A

    8. FDMS All Starz
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 12 hours ago

      What needs changing here?

      McCarthy
      Justin - TAA - Davies
      Salah - Auba - ASM - Alli
      Adams - Ings - Werner

      A) Adams -> Wilson (free)
      B) Ings -> Martial (free)
      C) Alli & Ings -> Bruno & Wilson \-4/

      1. gryffsonofarthur
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 12 hours ago

        A

      2. Siva Mohan
        • 8 Years
        5 days, 12 hours ago

        B

      3. Don Rogers FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 days, 12 hours ago

        C

      4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        5 days, 11 hours ago

        I would normally say B but C looks better.

        1. Gingerman
            5 days, 11 hours ago

            a

      5. mdm
        • 8 Years
        5 days, 12 hours ago

        Son to:

        A. Bruno
        B. Rodriguez
        C. save

        Thanks!

        1. Siva Mohan
          • 8 Years
          5 days, 12 hours ago

          A

        2. gryffsonofarthur
          • 2 Years
          5 days, 12 hours ago

          Depends on your side if you can hold. Son has an equally as good a fixture as Bruno this week.

          But....A

        3. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 days, 12 hours ago

          Not B on basis of week 1 - give it another week anyway and if you want do it then.

          Son is proven FPL asset Hamez plays for Everton and has DCL in front of him and little direct threat of his own. May be FPL gold but foolish to rush it now. Son has nice fixtures coming uo.

          Another week of data needed

          Bruno in my book anyway

        4. Don Rogers FC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 days, 12 hours ago

          C

        5. Gingerman
            5 days, 11 hours ago

            With no info on your team I'd probably say save. C,A then B.

        6. Vazza
            5 days, 12 hours ago

            Are Davies and Dier still nailed given the imminent signing of Sergio R?

            1. Siva Mohan
              • 8 Years
              5 days, 12 hours ago

              sergio Reguilon linked to Spurs now?

              1. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                5 days, 12 hours ago

                Yeh, United can't accept a buy-back clause, so Spuds moved in.

            2. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              5 days, 12 hours ago

              We don't know, depends on the formation. Dier probably is, Davies less so.

          • jamesjoseph2770
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 days, 12 hours ago

            Whose places are most likely to go if Spurs sign Bale and Reguilon??

            1. Chandler Bing
              • 4 Years
              5 days, 12 hours ago

              Davies and Moura you'd think. If they play 3 at the back then Davies could start at CB.

            2. Siva Mohan
              • 8 Years
              5 days, 12 hours ago

              Kane

          • Siva Mohan
            • 8 Years
            5 days, 12 hours ago

            how much would Bale and Sergio cost?

            1. Sourabh
              • 4 Years
              5 days, 12 hours ago

              Reguillon was quoted for 30M + Buy Back clause and Levy just asked for Bale so not much info on price

              1. Siva Mohan
                • 8 Years
                5 days, 12 hours ago

                Man Utd didn't agree for buy back clause .. if Spurs do then pity them for losing the player in the future

                1. Sourabh
                  • 4 Years
                  5 days, 12 hours ago

                  Yeah, but such is the charisma of Mourinho. He'll make you do things you don't like

                  1. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    5 days, 12 hours ago

                    I can't remember - did he play under Mou at Real?

                    1. Siva Mohan
                      • 8 Years
                      5 days, 12 hours ago

                      no .. think he meant Mou charming Levy

                    2. Sourabh
                      • 4 Years
                      5 days, 12 hours ago

                      Mou need stop-gap stars to excel in second season

            2. Rasping Drive
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              5 days, 12 hours ago

              Bale could be a loan deal with Spurs picking up 50% of Bale’s £600k a week salary.

              1. Siva Mohan
                • 8 Years
                5 days, 12 hours ago

                good deal.. when did he last play a competitive game (not golf) ?

                1. Rasping Drive
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  5 days, 12 hours ago

                  He played for Wales against both Finland and Bulgaria a couple of weeks back. Not sure how he looked, though. They do say he wields his left foot like a nine-iron, however.

                  1. Siva Mohan
                    • 8 Years
                    5 days, 12 hours ago

                    still remember his game against Milan (Maicon) .. that left foot is a legend!

                    1. Rasping Drive
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      5 days, 12 hours ago

                      Yes, absolutely. Those days are probably behind him, but even so, I’d love to see him back in the Premier League.

            3. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              5 days, 12 hours ago

              Bale will cost peanuts - it's the 600K/week salary that's the issue. That's why a one-year loan makes sense rather than commit to all 3 years of his contract.

              1. gryffsonofarthur
                • 2 Years
                5 days, 12 hours ago

                Yes. A loan move is like paying a fee for a player. Takes that massive wage bill Off the other team.

              2. Sourabh
                • 4 Years
                5 days, 12 hours ago

                Soon Doherty and Bale will be defending their box while Kane will be the lone Seargent all alone at the front.

          • Goatwood
              5 days, 12 hours ago

              Didn't watch Newcastle match highlights.
              Is ASM -> Hendricks a good move to fund for Alli -> Rashford?

              1. gryffsonofarthur
                • 2 Years
                5 days, 12 hours ago

                No

              2. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                5 days, 12 hours ago

                Possibly. In retrospect, Hendricks would have been a better 5m punt than Soucek. ASM will outscore Hendrick, but if it gets Rashie, then maybe it's worth the hit.

                1. Goatwood
                    5 days, 12 hours ago

                    I could go with Greenwood without a hit, but I wanna get Fernandez in the end. So didn't wanna drop down.

                2. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  5 days, 12 hours ago

                  Nope

                  Is Hendricks nailed? Also Newcastle have a really poor run of games coming up. WH match a poor one to judge them on. Can see lots being stuck on Newcastle assets soon and wishing not quite possibly.

                  Hold them if you have them but don't bring them in

              3. gryffsonofarthur
                • 2 Years
                5 days, 12 hours ago

                Who to start this week?

                A)Jamal Lewis (BHA)

                or

                B) James Justin (WBA).

                1. The Units
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  5 days, 12 hours ago

                  B

              4. Piksau
                • 6 Years
                5 days, 12 hours ago

                My Team:
                Ryan
                Ajayi Hector Coady
                Lundstram Pereira(Brom) Auba Fernandes Hernandes
                Wilson Werner
                BENCH: Mcarthy Ings Taylor Aurier
                2M ITB 1 free transfer(prob Ings->Martial)
                Thoughts guys?

                1. gryffsonofarthur
                  • 2 Years
                  5 days, 12 hours ago

                  Who is Ajayi?

                  1. Piksau
                    • 6 Years
                    5 days, 10 hours ago

                    West Brom Def

              5. diesel001
                • 3 Years
                5 days, 12 hours ago

                Spurs with Bale and Reguilon would be interesting with 3 at the back:

                Lloris
                Dier Alderweireld Davies
                Doherty Hojbjerg Lo-Celso Reguilon
                Bale Kane Son

                Hart
                Foyth Sanchez Tanganga
                Fernandes Ndombele Winks Sessegnon
                Bergwijn Moura Lamela

                Backups: Whiteman (GK), Carter-Vickers (DF), Sissoko (MF), Clarke (FW)
                Sell: Aurier, Alli

                1. gryffsonofarthur
                  • 2 Years
                  5 days, 12 hours ago

                  Still need Strikers.

              6. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                5 days, 12 hours ago

                No rises last night, phew

                1. diesel001
                  • 3 Years
                  5 days, 12 hours ago

                  Price rises incoming tonight though?

                  KDB, Fernandes, Martial, Salah, DCL etc.

                  1. Piksau
                    • 6 Years
                    5 days, 10 hours ago

                    No set time for price rise changes right?
                    Could be any time now

                2. lilmessipran
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  5 days, 12 hours ago

                  That's what she...

                  1. gryffsonofarthur
                    • 2 Years
                    5 days, 12 hours ago

                    Said

              7. jamesjoseph2770
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                5 days, 12 hours ago

                Is Fernandes that essential? His underlying stats aren't great and Man Utd may not get that many penalties this time..

                1. Rasping Drive
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  5 days, 12 hours ago

                  Pogba, Bruno, Rashford, Greenwood, Martial. I’d say it will be business as usual on the penalty front. When you talk about his stats, what are you looking at and to whom are you comparing him?

                2. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  5 days, 12 hours ago

                  With the new rules on defender handball and keeper staying on his line, I'd say we'll see more penalties scored this year, not less.

                  1. gryffsonofarthur
                    • 2 Years
                    5 days, 12 hours ago

                    BRUUUUNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

                  2. DK_13
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    5 days, 12 hours ago

                    What's the new handball rule?

                    1. Brosstan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      5 days, 11 hours ago

                      Less lenience with defenders who make their body bigger by holding their arms out from their body. Like Pool's first penalty, might not have been given earlier years because it bounced off his knee but this year it's given

                      1. DK_13
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        5 days, 8 hours ago

                        Ahh okay. Thanks

                3. gryffsonofarthur
                  • 2 Years
                  5 days, 12 hours ago

                  Eye test Cantona

              8. gryffsonofarthur
                • 2 Years
                5 days, 12 hours ago

                For 5 years why they though Harry Kane was enough boggles my mind.

                Even if they had 2 decent strikers to go alongside him, Spurs would have won something.

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  5 days, 12 hours ago

                  They've had plenty second-rate strikers who, when called upon to fill in for Harry, have failed to step up. A proper quality striker is not going to want to sit on the bench for 80% of games.

                  1. gryffsonofarthur
                    • 2 Years
                    5 days, 12 hours ago

                    Strike partner or part of a 3?

                  2. gryffsonofarthur
                    • 2 Years
                    5 days, 12 hours ago

                    One dimentiality killed Spurs.

                2. Piksau
                  • 6 Years
                  5 days, 10 hours ago

                  Son deputed decently when Kane was out injured...
                  Scored some good goals...
                  But you have to give a good striker assurances of plenty of sub appearances and a few starts to get him to commit to the club...

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

                Team for this gw after taking a hit. Benching the right players? Thanks.

                mccarthy
                taa davies egan
                salah auba (c) bruno soucek
                ings dcl mitro

                nyland taylor mitchell bissouma

                1. gryffsonofarthur
                  • 2 Years
                  5 days, 12 hours ago

                  Very similar to my team.

                  Gtg

                  1. Disturbed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    5 days, 12 hours ago

                    Cheers, good luck.

                2. gryffsonofarthur
                  • 2 Years
                  5 days, 12 hours ago

                  Toss up between Taylor and Soucek

                  1. Disturbed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    5 days, 12 hours ago

                    Yup, not sure either.

                    1. gryffsonofarthur
                      • 2 Years
                      5 days, 12 hours ago

                      Toss a coin on That one. Pros and coins for each. Literally 50 50.

                3. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  5 days, 12 hours ago

                  Yep

                  RMT hates Taylor this week.

              10. gryffsonofarthur
                • 2 Years
                5 days, 12 hours ago

                Biggest failing bandwagon GW1?

                1. Siva Mohan
                  • 8 Years
                  5 days, 12 hours ago

                  Alli

                2. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  5 days, 12 hours ago

                  In most cases too early to say, but I'd suggest saving 1m by going for Alli over Son was a clear error. Given Willian's start, punting on Saka is probably a clear error too.

                  1. gryffsonofarthur
                    • 2 Years
                    5 days, 12 hours ago

                    Was Vinagre, but I’d say Havertz.

                3. balint84
                  • 4 Years
                  5 days, 12 hours ago

                  Saliba over Gabriel

                4. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  5 days, 12 hours ago

                  Spurs defence easily

                  Loads of 5.0 options out there, Good at avoiding peer pressure normally but lost Saiss through weakness.

                5. Disturbed
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  5 days, 12 hours ago

                  Alli, mitro

                6. Saïss doesn't mat…
                  • 4 Years
                  5 days, 11 hours ago

                  seen havertz in sooo many teams. people never learn

                  1. Piksau
                    • 6 Years
                    5 days, 10 hours ago

                    Some people just go to the "Teams selected by %" tab and make their selections...
                    *Face-Palm*

                7. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                  • 4 Years
                  5 days, 11 hours ago

                  I thankfully avoided all of them!

              11. Siva Mohan
                • 8 Years
                5 days, 12 hours ago

                Manchester United now believe they were being used in discussions for Sergio Reguilón to draw Tottenham to the table.

                United didn't agree any terms with the player or any fee with Madrid.

                (Source: @David_Ornstein)

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  5 days, 12 hours ago

                  "Never fancied her anyway"

              12. balint84
                • 4 Years
                5 days, 12 hours ago

                Are Laporte & Mahrez a threat not to take part in gw2?

                1. PogBruno
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  5 days, 12 hours ago

                  Heard both of them were tested positive ?

              13. DK_13
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                5 days, 12 hours ago

                Bruno or martial?

              14. PogBruno
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                5 days, 12 hours ago

                No interest in Mane for 0.1 less ?

                1. Siva Mohan
                  • 8 Years
                  5 days, 12 hours ago

                  after GW3

                  1. PogBruno
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    5 days, 12 hours ago

                    Would you get him over Mo?

                    1. Siva Mohan
                      • 8 Years
                      5 days, 11 hours ago

                      no

                2. Pipermaru
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  5 days, 11 hours ago

                  No, until he scores a brace and Salah blanks (yes, it will happen), then we will have hundred of pages of thinkers how to fit him into their teams, same story every year 😉

              15. Disturbed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                5 days, 12 hours ago

                Play Soucek or Taylor?

                1. Siva Mohan
                  • 8 Years
                  5 days, 12 hours ago

                  T

                  1. Disturbed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    5 days, 12 hours ago

                    Thanks

                2. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  5 days, 12 hours ago

                  Soucek

                  Leicester will score. Soucek came close enough last week.

                  1. Disturbed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    5 days, 11 hours ago

                    Cheers, leaning towards soucek.

              16. Chaste
                • 5 Years
                5 days, 12 hours ago

                Would you sell Alli ot Havertz if you had to pick one?

                1. Siva Mohan
                  • 8 Years
                  5 days, 12 hours ago

                  Alli

                2. gryffsonofarthur
                  • 2 Years
                  5 days, 12 hours ago

                  Both

                3. Disturbed
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  5 days, 12 hours ago

                  Alli

                4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                  • 4 Years
                  5 days, 11 hours ago

                  Alli