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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. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Urgh, how did Plymouth lose this. At 55th minute they were 2-0 up and cruising, nearly 70% possession, 25 shots. I was looking forward to facing Spurs in the next round... 🙁

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      🙁

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Me too but it would have only been Spurs under 23's which would have been a chance to progress to R4 (I can't remember the last time Argyle got that far)

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Still would have been good to knock out Jose.

        I remember getting to the quarters a few years back...

        Just looked, it was 2007 😯 FA Cup quarter final against Watford. Lost 1-0, but we deserved to win that game...

        1. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Yes remember that one, I was at the Watford semi in 1984 as well.

          1. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Jealous of that. Before my time.

            1. bitm2007
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Great atmosphere, good game I was looking down the line of the Kevin Hodges shot that looked in but spun on the first bounce.

              1. Giggs Boson
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                What a legend.

        2. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          The last time they made R4 in the EFL was 1973-74 I was at the semi against City that year but was too long to remember it.

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

      I know so gutted about that. Thrown it away.

  2. Kay317
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Ali and Werner for:

    A) Fernandes and Richarlison

    B) Rashford and Martial

    Can't decide!

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A

      1. Kay317
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Cheers. You think richarlison over DCL? I think Richi looked better than DCL, very dangerous.

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

    Tough start, no Mo, 41 points. Was going to roll FT but got some thinking to do now with Alli & Puli on board.

    McCarthy (Steer)
    Trent, Doc, Tierney
    Auba, Kai, Puli*, Alli
    Tony, Che, DCL

    (Soucek, KWP, Ferguson*)

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

      Ouch. Pulisic, Havertz and Alli in midfield. Very harsh.

      1. TLF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Needless to say I was hoping for a little more than 3 points between them ! lol. You win some you lose some. Onto GW2, plenty of points to be had.

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

          Admire the positivity

          1. TLF
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            I've played the game long enough to know some weeks are shite, others incredible, it is what it is, got to have some fun regardless, life too short to grumble mate

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Ouch

      Thing is that midfield (mostly) could be gold in a couple of weeks. Decent front-line you have there if DCL is going to be good DCL.

      1. TLF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Yeah not bad on paper, decided to spread funds in the hope at least one would produce the goods but to no avail, captaincy was the main issue, thought Leeds would be harder to break down and got sucked into what I felt was dodgy pre season form from Mo. I knew the risks, got punished this time, can't complain.

    3. Sloane426
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Wildcard

      1. TLF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Haha, no chance

  4. Old Gregg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    McCarthy
    Dier-Taa- Taylor-Egan
    Harertz-Ali-Auba
    Adams-Werner-martial

    4m-Soucek-Biss-Mitchell

    Would you WC this lot?. Is that too rash.

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Too rash

    2. Traction Engine Foot
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      No, just ditch Havertz and Alli.

    3. VISH
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I would to avoid price increases

      1. International Richard
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        There will be price rises weekly. Not sure a price rise is the correct rational to justify a WC (although i'm not saying he shouldn't WC)

        1. VISH
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          True but my reasoning was if he WCs now then he can get a good base of players now which will last a few game weeks with little changes. Tbh I am contemplating WCing as well just not sure if I have to do it

    4. Farke Life!
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I would

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Little bit context would have been nice

    2. jason_ni
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I mean,I can find other tweets that said he looked OK after coming back on.

      It takes one false report, and its picked up like wild fire these days.
      He could have a problem, but he could be fine.

      1. Vazza
        1 month, 8 days ago

        It appears that majority of the people are going from Ings to Martial with Jimenez being overlooked.

        Jimenez has a good run fixtures beyond the City game and appears to be in decent form.

        Martial on the other hand, has had no preseason so could merely be a gamble pick over Jimenez

        Any thoughts guys?

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

          Worth noting that Jiminez scored against City last season.

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

      Steve Bruce says Allan Saint-Maximin is okay after late injury scare. Believes there is "nothing to worry about".

  5. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    An FPL legend has returned to the Premier League. Mr Branislav Ivanovic.

  6. GE
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    1) Ings -> Martial
    2) Alli -> James
    3) Ings and Alli -> Martial and James (-4)

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

      3

  7. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Is Bale to Spurs a done deal? 8.5m mid?

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      His fifa rating is 79 so i hope it's lower 😛

      1. Captain Fozzy
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        That was fake, think it's official he's an 83 base card

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Haha oops. Thanks for telling me. I most definitely would have told other people to shock them 😛

      2. Utopsis
        1 month, 8 days ago

        79?! wow

  8. gaurava1216
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    What news on ASM?
    Rumours he got injured?

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      What..???

      1. Pickle juice
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Really

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

      Steve Bruce says Allan Saint-Maximin is okay after late injury scare. Believes there is "nothing to worry about".

  9. Squib
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    McCarthy
    Justin CTaylor Ayling
    KDB Salah Auba Bruno Soucek
    Werner

    How much risk would you say in this?

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      No bench? Is risky

      1. Squib
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        2 defenders but fodder strikers
        Mitchell and Lamptey
        Brewster and Davies

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Don't go there, not worth it

  10. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 8 days ago

    I know it’s a silly question, but when do you think I should make the move from Alli to James Rodriguez?

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      No need to hurry on that one mate

  11. GS456
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Son and Doc to Bruno and Justin (-4)?

    Spurs worry me

    1. n-doggg
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Do it

  12. Stram Dunk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Salah -> Bruno done!

    1. GS456
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Brave!

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Bold

    3. COLLIN QUANER
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Wow

    4. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Good to see some bravery out there. Good luck!

    5. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      stuck to your guns ,kudos

    6. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 8 days ago

      No hit and stick to the plan...

    7. Utopsis
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Good on you sir!

    8. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Cheers everyone!

    9. pstokes2010
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Crazy decision.

      1. Stram Dunk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Maybe...

  13. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Triple Everton and Triple Wolves on wildcard 😆

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Oh man im only triple everton and single wolves

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        You don't fancy Podence?

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Went with Harrison. Waiting to see how nailed podence is

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 8 days ago

            50/50 between Harrison and Podence for me. Both seem great!

            1. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Yupyup. Will switch to podence in gw4 if he seems nailed

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Digne and Hames for me.. Still keeping faith with Werner.. Which wolves? Jimenez?

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I'm on Digne, James, DCL and Coady, Saiss, Podence atm lol.

        1. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Have Podence and Klich

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      At least you got one team right 🙂

      If DCL has his shooting boots it could be gold. Some good fixtures for that defence to get it right.

      Much more sceptical than most about Everton defence, First half they could have had two in and then Mou switched tactics - not sure there was much to say that second half improvement was Everton's doing

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Agree on Everton defence but now they play dross

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Yep they do

          Should be cs there. Very nearly went Keane from the off but naturally got Davies.

          Pretty good at resisting peer pressure here but that was just weak of me

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

      Trips Everton double wolves here too bro!

  14. Strchld
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Have to do it tonight or Im priced out.

    Alli and Ings >> Rodriguez and Martial for -4. Yay or nay?

    Dont like hits but it will be long term transfer until I decide hit WC GW3.

    1. VISH
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Why WC in GW3 if these are long term transfers? Might as well wait till WC

      1. Strchld
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Plan is to save WC anyway.

    2. Utopsis
      1 month, 8 days ago

      If you're going to WC in GW3 then don't take hits now

    3. Strchld
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Im not sure at all should I play WC or not. Hopefully not.

  15. VAR United
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Screw it I'm pulling the WC trigger.

    Every team I want to get to is exact price now so a KDB price rise would rule them out.

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I've also wildcarded. We will be rewarded don't worry.

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Me too!

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          😀

      2. VAR United
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Convinced myself it’s not a knee jerk. Team will be setup for a few weeks

    2. jason_ni
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      What happens when xyz transfers done before deadline day, and gw1 hits misfire, and the landscape has changed in 4 weeks.

      Thats what I'm telling myself to try and not hit the wc.

      1. VAR United
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        The majority of my players I’ve got in are integral to their teams so won’t be shoved out. Anyone else can just be the FT for that week

        1. jason_ni
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          id hazard a guess and say that most the players you wildcarded are key to their teams as well, unless you went for a load of punts.
          But go with your gut, last year I waited till gw 5, played wc, and had probably my worst gw of the season(6mill.rank, kdb bemched for norwich) so holding it didnt exactly work out last season for me!

    3. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Wildcarding 3 days into the new season, with such uncertainty surrounding the international break, and the transfer window is very rash. 3/4 transfers can sort any team out right now.

      1. VAR United
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        It’s a fair point. Last year jumped on early price rises aswell and it ended quite well (top 1k). These price rises are killer.

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

      Welcome to the club buddy! Act fast and reap the rewards!!

      1. VAR United
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Let’s do this!!

  16. wasp3000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Bench 1 DF this GW only

    A) Saiss (home to City)
    B) Taylor (away to Lei)
    C) Davies (away to Sou)

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Davies

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

      A I’m afraid to say...

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Nuno how could u

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

          I’m hoping it’s reverse physiology Zimo!! [everything crossed!!] 😀

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            😆

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

      Saiss

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

    Trent, Son, Werner most sold players?

    Bruno/KDB, Martial replacements?

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Just pure knee jerking - they won’t be top 3m by end of season

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Yes I will. Likely another top 10k.

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

      I’ve just sold all 3 on my WC! Currently outside top 3mil but taking action to fix that!! 😉

  18. n-doggg
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    A. Bruno (-4)
    B. Rashford

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A

  19. Jordan.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    bale 31 been golfing for 2 years

    alli lazy and crap for at least 2 years

    i imagine perez and levy are both thinking they have shafted each other, in reality its a turd for a turd...

    1. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Bale wasn’t a turd, he was part of a Madrid team that won the CL team 4 times. Alli meanwhile has done F all

  20. Sloane426
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Not taking a hit so can only pick 1
    (A) Ings > Martial
    (B) Alli > Rodríguez

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

      A

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

      B

    3. COLLIN QUANER
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Probably B but I would save

  21. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 8 days ago

    I know it’s a silly question, but when do you think I should make the move from Alli to James Rodriguez?

    Dead set on bringing him in for GW2 however not sure whether to pull the plug now?!

  22. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    De Bruyne or Sterling?? Tempted by going with sterling on WC

    1. Eytexi
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      In a completely different situation, rolling the FT this GW, but am planning to bring in Sterling for Leeds away if that helps. KDB seems the safe bet though.

    2. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I'm on kdb 😀

    3. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Sterling for me

    4. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Can't beat kdb with pen duty. If he stays on them which i think he will he's on for a 300 point season

    5. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I'm planning KDB set and forget, and then a Sterling double up vs whipping boys. Will likely captain Sterling in those games. KDB is a little more fixture-proof than Sterling, but Sterling is more explosive. Things can change though...

  23. Schliegs
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    If ASM is a doubt that means if I don’t do
    Vinagre + Pulisic > Digne + Hames I’ll be staring at a blank. Silver linings people.

    Also Davis with a 30 minute cameo and a goal, does that hint at minutes come the weekend?

    1. n-doggg
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      ASM a doubt?

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

      Steve Bruce says Allan Saint-Maximin is okay after late injury scare. Believes there is "nothing to worry about".

  24. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Surely Alli doesn’t really go to Real

    1. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      fantasy island isnt it, but seems likely

    2. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Javier Hernandez went once. Anything can happen

    3. BobbyV
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Jonny Woodgate was there too lol

  25. BNMC
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Would you start Saka over any of these?

    TAA Digne Tierney Dallas
    Auba Havertz Harrison
    Kane DCL Wilson

    1. Eytexi
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      no chance, great first sub though.

    2. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      no but ive sold him for klich anyhow,lacazette has spoilt him

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

    Just finalising my WC team. Welcome a vote on these final two places please guys?

    A) Calvert-Lewin & Fernandes
    B) Jiminez & Rashford

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A

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

        Cheers TB!

    2. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      If dcl does well this season it'll be A from me.

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

        Cheers Zimo. On A currently

    3. jason_ni
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Depends, if no other utd assets, id go b

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

        Got Martial too

    4. Eytexi
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I like A, although I love the look of Richarlison at 8m even as a DCL owner myself.

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

        Me too but can’t find the extra mil...

    5. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      B

    6. JonnyOnionRings
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      b

    7. COLLIN QUANER
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      B

    8. FPLYuval
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      If you have Martial, I think that's enough United cover. Martial & DCL without bruno/rashford IMO.

  27. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    https://twitter.com/lee_ryder/status/1305972699039178760?s=19

    Asm is OK says Bruce.

    And relax

  28. Avery78
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Which one of these Newcastle assets would you play in the next game week against Brighton?

    A. Hendrick (mid)
    B. Lewis (Def)

    1. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      B

  29. Tinmen
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Is Son and Nketiah to
    JamesRod and DCL worth a hit folks?

    I could go Greenwood but not convinced

    1. Uncle John from Jamaica
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Nkethiah is unlikely to start and DCL seems good so even if he foes not score would argue its only a -2. I would.