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Can Watkins transform Aston Villa attack and offer FPL points potential?

Ollie Watkins (£6.0m) landed at Villa Park last week for a club record fee of £28m, and could be the answer to many of their problems. Could he help Fantasy Premier League managers out as well?

The 24-year-old, who scored 26 goals in the Championship last term, has penned a five-year contract, and is in line to make his Premier League debut in Gameweek 2, when Aston Villa entertain Sheffield United.

Villans boss Dean Smith had been desperate to sign a new striker, and rightly so. Villa’s forwards contributed a meagre six league goals between them last season, and just two, via Wesley (£6.0m) and Mbwana Samatta (£6.0m), in 2020. 

Upon signing, Smith said of his new recruit:

“Ollie has developed into one of the most sought-after strikers in the country and we are looking forward to seeing him show his great qualities in an Aston Villa shirt. He is a hugely determined character who has both the ability and personality to succeed at the highest level.” – Dean Smith

Priced up at £6.0m by FPL, Watkins will be hoping to build on that stunning 26-goal campaign in the top tier, but for Fantasy managers, is he a viable option for our forward lines, and if so, when might be the optimum time to invest?

In this new Scout Report, we’ll attempt to answer those questions, and assess his credentials ahead of his debut.

History and Statistics

Newton Abbot-born Watkins started his career at Exeter City, where he progressed through the academy ranks. 

Having impressed for the under-18 side, a first-team debut followed in 2014, but it was a successful loan spell at Weston-super-Mare when he started turning heads, scoring 10 goals in 25 appearances for the Conference South side.

“He has a lot of talent, he could run with the ball superbly with both feet and could do the bread and butter stuff very well. His talent eventually shone through and it’s proven to be the case at Exeter. He’s got speed and as well as playing up front, is very competent on the wing. You can also play him through the middle due to his great first touch. We played a 3-4-3 formation and he played in that top three. He was very flexible and offered us so many options.” – Former Weston-super-Mare manager, Ryan Northmore

Once back at Exeter, Watkins kicked on and racked up 21 league goals across the following two seasons, which was enough for Brentford to make their move. Signed for a fee thought to be just under £2m, Watkins was initially used as a wide forward, where he scored 10 goals in each of his first two seasons. 

However, it will undoubtedly be the 2019/20 campaign he’ll be remembered for most. 

After the sale of Neal Maupay (£6.5m) to Brighton and Hove Albion, Watkins made the switch to a central striking role. The change worked wonders, as Watkins finished joint-top scorer in the Championship with 26 goals, with Brentford only narrowly missing out on promotion to the Premier League. 

Amazingly, every single one of those 26 goals came from open play and when you exclude penalties, Watkins scored more league goals than any other player in English football last season. 

“I normally call him the beast. He’s a remarkable player and person. He’s so dedicated. Of course, he wants to be top scorer, but that’s not his main aim. He’s so dedicated to improve every single day, so he’s a coach’s dream because of course we want to focus on little details. We’ve been working very hard on his positions and how to run in the box and the link up play. Overall, he’s just improved massively as a player and also as part of the leading group. He’s driving the team. Look out there how hard he works – it’s a joy to have a striker like that. He’s one of the hardest, if not the hardest working offensive player in the league, and he’s also the top scorer. That’s not a bad combination.” – Brentford manager, Thomas Frank

Now at Villa, Watkins will be reunited with Smith, who signed him from Exeter City when he was Brentford manager, with the player adding:

“I am so excited to join Aston Villa and to reunite with Dean Smith as my Head Coach. I cannot wait to wear the famous claret and blue in the Premier League. I want to do something special here and score some goals.” – Ollie Watkins

SeasonClubCompetitionAppsGoals
2013-14Exeter CityLeague Two10
2014-15Exeter City | Weston-Super-Mare (Loan)League Two | Conference South2 | 240 | 10
2015-16Exeter CityLeague Two208
2016-17Exeter CityLeague Two4513
2017-18BrentfordChampionship4510
2018-19BrentfordChampionship4110
2019-20BrentfordChampionship4626

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Watkins is 5ft 11, and is used to leading the line having been deployed as a lone striker in a 4-3-3 at Brentford. 

He is quick, strong and extremely hard-working, and is best summed up as a complete forward, who is equally comfortable running the channels, or dropping deep to link play.

When looking at Watkins shot map from 2019/20, what shines through is that the vast majority of his shots came inside the area, while the breakdown of last season’s goals also backs up his all-rounder tag: 16 were scored from inside the penalty area, eight from inside the six-yard box, with two coming from long-range. 

He is also capable with both feet – he netted 10 with his right-foot, seven with his left-foot and eight with his head. 

That heading stat is worth noting, considering Villa finished sixth in the Premier League for crosses last season, with 798, behind only Manchester City, Liverpool, Sheffield United, Chelsea and Everton.

It didn’t take long for Watkins to convert from a cross either, as he scored the winning goal in Saturday’s 1-0 friendly victory over Manchester United, with a diving header from Trézéguet’s (£5.5m) delivery. He also opened the scoring against Burton Albion on Tuesday night.

His fitness in recent seasons is also a huge positive. Brentford played 46 league matches last term, plus three more in the play-offs, with Watkins playing every single match and missing just 10 minutes throughout. The season before he missed just five league games, and a single fixture the campaign before that. 

Prospects

The prospect of seeing Watkins line up alongside Jack Grealish (£7.0m) is exciting.

Last season, barring Kevin De Bruyne (£11.5m), no player created more chances than Grealish, while as a team, Villa ranked sixth for chances created, with 369, and tenth for shots (456). The issue was that they only managed 41 goals.

If Watkins can start converting some of those Grealish chances, then you’d expect Villa to push on and avoid another relegation battle this season.

Adjusting to Villa’s system shouldn’t take long, with both Brentford and Villa favouring a 4-3-3, while his position in the starting XI is also secure, as he will immediately move ahead of Samatta, Keinan Davis (£4.5m) and Wesley in the pecking order. Essentially, it will be his place to lose.

So, when might be the ideal time to invest?

I’ve seen some suggest Gameweek 9, but I think we should be looking at Gameweek 6 when Villa have six home ties in 10 matches, against Leeds United, Southampton, Brighton and Hove Albion, Newcastle United, Burnley and Crystal Palace. 

Add in a couple of decent looking away trips to West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion, and I think this run of fixtures looks pretty appealing.

Villa’s fixtures from Gameweeks 6 to 15

Villa have been crying out for a clinical finisher who is able to score with his head and feet ever since Tammy Abraham (£7.5) returned to Chelsea in the summer of 2019, and in Watkins, I think they may well have found their man.

That being said, the Premier League is a completely different level to the Championship, so some caution is required. 

Nevertheless, FPL managers have reason to be excited with Watkins coming in at just £6.0m. 

Right now, I’d suggest scouting him over the next few weeks, and if progressing as I expect him too, make a move ahead of Gameweek 6.

His statistics from the last campaign certainly suggest he should be able to make an immediate impression, and if he were to hit around 12 league goals this season, I think that would be deemed a success, and would no doubt go a long way towards helping Villa avoid another season languishing near the bottom of the table.

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  1. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 days, 2 hours ago

    H2H Leagues still showing last season https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/head-to-head-leagues/

    Any idea when this will be updated?

    I don't even know what division I'm in yet, let alone if I won my GW1 game.

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      I will flag this.

    2. Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      Cheers, will look at getting this updated

    3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Imagine it is a hell of a job for the person sorting it out as would think the dropout rate from last season is naturally going to be quite high which will skew everything.

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

        Depends how much of it is automated. Hopefully they have a program that does all the hard miles.

  2. The Tinkerman
    • 5 Years
    9 days, 2 hours ago

    Where does Son play when Bale arrives? RW I guess?

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      Bale could play as the 10 or as an inverted winger.

      1. The Tinkerman
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        Yeah looking at Transfermarkt seems he is heavily used on RW since the move. So I guess Son, Kane, Bale front three... which COULD be great.

    2. Rocky FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      Son will continue on the left I reckon. Bale can play on the right.

    3. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      Kane
      Son Alli/Lucas/Bergwijn Bale
      Hojbjerg Lo Celso
      Reguillon/Bavies Alder Dier Doherty
      Lloris

    4. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      How much has he declined?

      Because if he's anywhere near what he was last time he was the in the Premier League, we have a captain-every-week player. He was extraordinary.

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

        A lot, but Spurs can return him closer to past glories

      2. The Tinkerman
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 2 hours ago

        He’s gonna be captain of my fantasy Ryder cup team

        1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 5 Years
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          😆

        2. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          😆

      3. Rocky FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 2 hours ago

        He hasn't declined much imo. The problem is his fitness. He never gets continuous run in build some form and momentum. If he can stay fit, he will be an interesting option as he is a complete forward. Shoot, cross, headers, you name it, he has everything in his locker.

    5. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      LW

    6. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Bale will be on the golf course

  3. pablo discobar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 days, 2 hours ago

    Although Bruno and KDB are predicted to rise tonight, one should also remember that a GW1 blank is unprecedented. Possible that special rules may apply.

    https://twitter.com/FantasyFootyFix/status/1305962394984812544?s=20

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      Yep. No rides for the mancs last night makes me think this could well be the case

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 2 hours ago

        But nobody else rose either so still a chance

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

          They were over 100 the night before too, could be they have increased the threshold for the gw1 blank teams.

          1. Jellyfish
            • 8 Years
            9 days, 1 hour ago

            Interesting as KDB and Bruno were all over 100% with Bamford when I checked last night and Bamford is now 5.6m

            1. pablo discobar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              9 days, 1 hour ago

              yeah the night bamford and willian rose

          2. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 1 hour ago

            What about gabriel. He still hasn't risen either. Has been above 100 on fplstatistics twice too

    2. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Wildcards probably. They will rise this week

  4. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 2 hours ago

    Just for GW2 x
    A) Bavies (sou)
    B) Watkins (SHU) -4
    C) Digne (WBA) -4

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      Although Spurs have signed I would still suggest keep Davies, only for this week.

    2. Cowboy John
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      A

    3. Rocky FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      C

    4. Jellyfish
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      C, but plan to keep at least until GW5 with their fixs

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

    If Pulisic is out, which do you prefer?
    A) Pulisic and Ings - Bruno and Wilson (-4)
    B) Pulisic and Werner - Bruno and DCL (-4)
    C) Pulisic - Greenwood
    D) Pulisic - James Rodriguez

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      D

    2. Boly Would
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      D

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

    Whu no love for Greenwood on here?
    Have i missed something?

    1. southernrocker1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      Uncertainty over the repercussions of his Iceland antics, pretty much.

    2. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      United trying to sign another wide forward + indiscretions.

    3. Martial FC
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      Because of his recent publicity. People weary he won’t start.

      Don’t think we’ll be signing Sancho either...

      Jamez & Greenwood best options are 7.5m

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

    Mccarthy
    Taa justin davies
    Bruno salah auba soucek asm
    Werner wilson

    0.5 itb ? Actually am i need spurs defence ?

    Asm to doucoure ? Tell you opinion

    1. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Save the trade, Sir DSHV!

  8. Kuzser
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 2 hours ago

    Pulled the trigger yesterday and did Ings, Alli -> Bruno DCL for -4.
    Was very keen to save 1mil and do Martial James instead, but penalties and no proven FPL value edged it.
    Dunno if it pays off immediately, but at least I feel much comfortable with the team.

    McCarthy (Button)
    TAA Egan Justin (Douglas Taylor)
    Auba Salah Bruno ASM Souchek
    Werner DCL (Brewster)

    1. Jellyfish
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      I reckon you've a reasonable chance of clawing back the -4 and some on those moves

  9. OptimusBlack
    • 7 Years
    9 days, 2 hours ago

    Rodríguez C ?
    Yaaaay
    Nope Auba C

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

      Auba

    2. Martial FC
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      Auba (C)

    3. OptimusBlack
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Cheers

  10. Gazza2000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 days, 2 hours ago

    See a lot of people asking should I do Havertz/Alli and Ings to Hames and Martial and most answers are "Yes do it" but if you ask people is it worth doing Ings->Martial for a hit the answer is always no.

    What am I missing here?

    1. Rocky FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      Haha maybe if you ask, Havertz/Alli to James for a hit, the answer will be yes.

      1. Gazza2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 2 hours ago

        Lol, yes that could be it 🙂

    2. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      ngs could do well + you’re already 4 points down on the deal.

      I would sell Ings to Martial for a hit though.

      1. Gazza2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        Cheers, I'm on the fence on this one

    3. scubasmithy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Alli was rubbish, Havertz even worse, whereas Ings played ok.

    4. GuenDoozy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Would take the hit for James and Martial easy decision

  11. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 2 hours ago

    Where are my price rises????

    Wc wasted unbelievable huge blow to season

    1. Jellyfish
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Bamford and Willian rose - see post above

    2. Gegenpress
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Most of the moves to bring the united and city boys in are probably wildcarders. Wildcards have never affected price changes.

      Also they have not played a game yet, it would not make any sort of sense for their price to change without having played a minute of football (similar to players who have flags / are injured). The transfers are skewed and hence won't follow normal price rise algorithms.

  12. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 days, 2 hours ago

    If fpl have any sense, which I’m sure they do, they’ll have Man U & Man C players’ prices locked or at a higher threshold this week.

    Price increases are typically caused by an increase in ownership over and above a player’s original baseline ownership - usually due to their performances. We’re in a situation where these players haven’t even played yet, and are essentially now amassing their baseline ownership prior to their first game. If this causes price rises, their prices are going to end up inflated beyond where they should be.

    Can be argued that it doesn’t matter and this should be planned for by fpl managers but I just think it would be a bit naive of fpl to have price rises occur on these players this week

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      Just surprised they never publicise anything about this

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 days, 2 hours ago

        The lack of transparency is frustrating.

        We are all in the same boat, sure, but now we're not just playing FPL, we're also playing "Guess What Towers Is Thinking", which is not the game anyone wanted to play. Transparency would be nice.

        1. pablo discobar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          agreed. Pretty sure they have fixed them though

    2. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      They are most likely at a higher threshold this week which shouldn't be a surprise to anyone

    3. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      Why? Completely unfair on those who are making moves early based on expected rises

      1. fr3d
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 2 hours ago

        If you're dead ending your team week 1 for a 0.2 then you're doing something wrong anyway

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 2 hours ago

          What if im unable to afford bruno or martial if they have risen

        2. Gegenpress
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          No ones gonna rise 0.2m this week, If anyone does it'll be Willian.

      2. pablo discobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 days, 2 hours ago

        could argue using price predictions is an unfair advantage

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          Its there for everyone no sectet code to check their site

          1. pablo discobar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            9 days, 1 hour ago

            yeah, but I'd say for the vast majority of players they are totally unaware.

            There's definitely something afoot with the gw 1 blank players imo

      3. Gegenpress
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        Logical tbh, they should black price rises for players who haven't played yet (similar to players with flags)

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

      Lol @ thinking FPL have sense.

      Not that I'm still bitter over that unlimited transfers in GW30 BS from last season or anything 😉

    5. Team Bobcat
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Valid points.

      Has there been clarification from fpl bosses?

      There is a strong argument to be made for wilcarding in those circumstances should prices soar but witheverh passing day it may be counterproductive..

      Only a game

      1. pablo discobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        Only fantasy football fix have tweeted about it - the fact they are confused about means somethings up

  13. Rondon9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 2 hours ago

    What option do you prefer?

    A Bruno DCL
    B Martial Hamez +1m

    Team structure is kinda off with Salah Auba (City mid) Bruno Werner

    1. Rocky FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      Where does that 1m go is crucial.

      1. Rondon9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 2 hours ago

        Ive got Mitro and Soucek so im sure that 1m will come handy

    2. Kuzser
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      see above mate. was debating this myself and went for A

    3. 2OLEgend
        9 days, 2 hours ago

        I would go with A

    4. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      Not bringing any city or united this GW. Anyone else doing the same?

      I have following team. Wants to save transfer.
      Mccarthy
      Justin doherty TAA
      Auba(C) Salah Havertz ASM
      Werner Adams mitro

      Nylamd Ferguson Taylor Bissouma

      1 m itb

      1. wheato
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 2 hours ago

        I have a very similar team (teams selected wise) and I’m saving with potential for -4 next week

        1. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          Yes I am planning the same. I don’t care about the price rise at this moment at all.

      2. Kloppage Time
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        similar side as well and holding this week, looking to a mini wild card or WC next week

      3. Free Hat
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        Saving as well. One game wont destroy the season imo.
        Sticking with Son and planning for 2a3 transfers in gw3.

    5. Team Bobcat
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      The season of the early wildcard

      It seems a very ligical strategy to have wilcarded earlier in the week. The idea being to chase price rises and hope the a few differential picks come in trumps. Your teamcould have gained 1m by the end if this week.

      Nearly too late now unless your team is a complete mess

      1. wheato
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 2 hours ago

        How exactly? You need a 0.2 rise to bank any profit.

        1. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 2 hours ago

          May Be he is talking about team value

      2. The Tinkerman
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        Providing any of the blanking players actually rise it may work. I suspect they may be price locked until GW2 as has been discussed.

      3. Team Bobcat
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        I understand that.

        But lets say you amass players totalling ten who jump 0.1 in price then it is probably theyeill jump again next week.

        Willian and banford will jump again before deadline date also.

        You team value at the start of next week should be 101m easy and growing

    6. wheato
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      Predictions for the Southampton v Spurs match?

      Got a decision on playing KWP, B. Davies and Taylor against Leicester.

      What do you think

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        I'm playing TAA Bavies Taylor and benching KWP, we just don't do clean sheets.

        1. wheato
          • 8 Years
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          That’s what I’m on currebtly

      2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        1-1 or 2-1 Spurs.

        1. wheato
          • 8 Years
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          Was thinking a score draw personally

      3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        Spurs 3-0. Bale hat-trick on his return playing against the club that nurtured him. Golf swing celebrations incoming.

    7. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      Picked Davies as more nailed than Doherty to start with FML

      1. wheato
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 2 hours ago

        Same. Really didn’t see them getting Regulion

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          Same as most on here, just shows this game is all luck.

        2. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          Yeas this s**ks. Will this Regulion bloke go straight in?

          1. Rocky FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 1 hour ago

            He will replace Davies eventually.

      2. Martial FC
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        Yeah. Blow for Davies owners now

    8. UpAndAway
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      Set 1.5m aside for a Son to Bruno move, but would Rashford + 1.0m leftover be a wiser move? Enables an upgrade of ASM if needed.

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        ASM to who is the question.

    9. BNMC
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      Is Haverts to Rashford -4 a good move?

      1. HUATSHOOTER
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        good!

      2. Gregor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        Not sure how fit Rashford is.

      3. Concrete
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        Wait for me...Chelsea after Liverpool could be worth a double up

        Need more info

    10. HUATSHOOTER
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      nyland gonna start for aston vs sheff?

      1. The Tinkerman
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        I’m starting him just incase

      2. Martial FC
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        Why?

        1. HUATSHOOTER
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          why? cause i have him and i wanted start him over mccarthy

          1. Gregor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            9 days, 1 hour ago

            You might as well just start him anyway then.

          2. The Tinkerman
            • 5 Years
            9 days, 1 hour ago

            Nothing to lose, is there? I have the same keepers as you, Nyland starts.

          3. Martial FC
            • 8 Years
            9 days, 1 hour ago

            But he’s second choice isn’t he

            1. Gregor
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              9 days, 1 hour ago

              We still don’t actually know but he did play in the cup last night.

      3. wheato
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        I think Steer starts

    11. Lignja
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Gtg?

      McCarthy
      Taa, Justin, Struijk
      Salah, Auba, Kdb, Havertz, Asm
      Wilson, Mitrovic

      Nyland, Davis, Mitchell, Vinagre

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        I don't think Struijk will play when Cooper is back, have you used your FT?

        1. Lignja
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          Yes Mane to Kdb was my transfer

    12. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      United missing out on reguillon makes Shaw very interesting. Looked insanely sharp in pre season

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        He's getting a lot of YC's that spitting donkey

      2. Gregor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        Still time to find another one though.

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          Most fans seem to be resigned to the fact there was no back up to reguillon. Shaw and Williams won’t be the end of the world if they can get Sancho and upamecano

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

            I'm fairly sure Williams will be a RB long-term. He's right-footed, and they're looking to move on Dalot.

            They need another left-footed LB badly, it caused problems when Shaw was out which no one to hold the width for Rashford to come inside.

            It sounds Telles is the most likely atm.

          2. Gregor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            9 days, 1 hour ago

            Fair enough, I think I’d still want to wait though unless you’ve got early wildcard plans anyway.

      3. Martial FC
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        Agreed. I’m currently on Coleman (WC)

        But might change over to Shaw

    13. anish10
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Ings > DCL?

    14. scubasmithy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      So like many I had planned Salah to Bruno on week 2..... Salah stopped that happening with his haul.

      So taken the plunge and gone 2 up top, Mitrovic and Son to Bruno and Brewster. It is a -4 but I'm happy. Likely rise for Bruno and likely drops for both Son and Mitrovic helped with the decision making.

      1. HUATSHOOTER
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        i will keep son

      2. Tinmen
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        I did the same bud. Where you not tempted by Everton tho because I was

        Who you captaining ?

    15. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      G2G?
      McCarthy (Steer)
      TAA Davies Justin KWP(Mitchell)
      Salah Auba Havertz (Bissouma)(Reed)
      Werner Ings Wilson

      A) Havertz to James Rodriguez
      B) Save

      Plan is to KDB to Auba next week, maybe with Reguilon now happening, I can save and do Davies to Saiss along with that.

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        B for now

    16. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      What to do here??

      McCarthy
      TAA Robertson Ayling
      Aubameyang Havertz Alli ASM
      Werner Vardy Adams

      Nyland Bissouma Mitchell Vinagre

      1. Alli >> Greenwood
      2. Havertz >> Greenwood
      3. Alli >> JamesRod
      4. Havertz >> JamesRod
      5. Save

      Thanks

    17. Tinmen
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Folks, Auba or Bruno captain ?

      1. Stram Dunk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        same dilemma

      2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        Auba

      3. wheato
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        Auba.

        Both on pens but I see Arsenal scoring more than Man Utd

      4. Gregor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        Auba.

    18. The Legend Squad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      I think the power mid this season will be:

      Salah Fernandes KDB JRod

      Working towards that

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        On that + Klich on WC

      2. Silent Friend
        • 9 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        Has JR scored yet?

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          It's a good thing he hasn't yet. People haven't flocked to him yet/are doubtful when he's looking at WBA cry BHA in his next 3.

      3. Tinmen
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        It looks nice but you would have no Arsenal attacking cover which would worry me

        I throw Willian instead for James and and DCL up front with Werner. Trent would have to be sacrificed however

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          With Arsenal's fixtures of doom coming up, I'm very happy to avoid and if they punish me, so be it.

          liv SHU mci LEI mun.

          It's literally the fixtures of death. Completely absymal. Will not be looking at Arsenal until GW8.

          1. Tinmen
            • 7 Years
            9 days, 1 hour ago

            Right enough

      4. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        Early days - chelsea mids: no puli, Havertz playing no.10 could be a completely different proposition, ziyech. Cheap Utd/city greenwood/foden could be gold. 1 gameweek is not enough to draw any conclusions particularly when 4 teams weren’t party to it!

    19. wheato
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      What are early thoughts on Reguilon’s impact on Spurs attacking transitions?

      With Doherty particular attacking as we know and Davies considered the one to drop into a back 3, can we see a change given Reguilon’s attacking tendencies.

      Could be something to watch.

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

        People are talking about the Davies back 3 factor but I saw much less of that against Everton, which is a continuation of the tactical style in the last four matches of the lockdown. It seems likely that both Reguilon and Doherty will be allowed to attack, even in a 4-2-3-1.

      2. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        good for son

    20. Martial FC
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      A. Luke Shaw
      B. Coleman

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        Michael Keane