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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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1,855 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Don't know if Brester to Blades is good or bad. Every man and his dog will get him if he's expected to get decent minutes, in reality further restricting choices. Ofc, there's still the decision whether to play him or not.

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

      You'd have to play him every week if you had him surely.

    2. kime67
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      its bad, there will be rotation

    3. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Does it really restrict choices, though? The extra 1.5m you get by downgrading a 6.0 striker can be used in a multitude of ways. Should make the game more varied, I think.

      1. The Sociologist
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        Agree with this, encourages spending outside the template

        1. Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 53 mins ago

          Yeah. Lundstram last season was gold for this reason. Brings more premium choices to the table.

      2. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 55 mins ago

        Yes true that, but it still restricts number of viable team structures, at least if he gets decent minutes

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

      No, it wouldn't be simple.
      You still get more points by starting 3 more expensive strikers, and you'd be caught out with strings of 2 pointers if you started him every game. Only a casual mug would have a squad with Brewster as a necessary starter and 3 deadwoods on the bench.

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 52 mins ago

        He can be compared to thw usual supects among the 4.5 midfielders them, I guess.

    5. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 52 mins ago

      Perfect bench fodder surely? And one which enables a bigger midfield spend which is especially helpful at this stage of the season.

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 44 mins ago

        Guess you're right, gives a real choice between having your 4.5 fodder om midfield or forward spot

    6. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 48 mins ago

      I own him in the hope a situation like this came up.
      Can probably survive 442 until I wildcard somewhere around gw7-9
      Would be a nice headache to have knowing you can spend to boost other areas

  2. OneMan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    WC team insight kindly appreciated. Thanks.

    Pickford
    VVD, Laporte, Digne, Ayling
    DeBruyne, Fernandes, Greenwood
    Martial, Jimmy, DLC

    Bench Nylan, Saiss, Bissouma, Oriol.

    Plan to Maybe bring in Werner and Maddison for Martial and Greenwood before the Spurs game.

    1. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Looks good. No one I wouldn't want in my team... Except maybe ayling

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

      Looks good

      Aubameyang will be a big captaincy pick this week

      Salah is obviously salah

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

        Oh and you’ll need some chelsea from GW3/4

    3. kime67
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      personally i dlnt like cbs but go for it if you feel like it

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

      Too much in defense.

      Too much United. Once the CPL game is out of the way their fixtures are only okay.

      1. The Sociologist
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 58 mins ago

        Agreed. If MNU grind out a 1-0 win suddenly your team looks suspect.

    5. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 51 mins ago

      I'd downgrade Laporte to a 4.5 and get Salah instead of Fernandes.

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

    If Werner is injured then
    a)Werner->Martial
    or
    b)Werner+Ings->Martial+DCL(-4)
    if not then
    a)Ings->DCL
    or
    b)Rudiger->Shaw

    1. Mayor of Flair
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      He's grand.

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

      He isn’t injured

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

      prophets?

  4. JollyGoodYellows
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    No Salah will hurt you. Find a way to get him in if possible.

    1. F0oTBall GuRu
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      ok

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

      Good advice in general

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

        He's a set and forget for me. Personally I can't understand teams that don't have him.

    3. Lev Yashin
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Can someone make this a Hot Topic?

      1. Shatner's Bassoon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 48 mins ago

        Naaaah let people sell him.

    4. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 53 mins ago

      Maverick move - Salah > Mané + 0.1m

      1. JollyGoodYellows
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 51 mins ago

        All about that 0.1....

  5. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Brewster to Blades confirmed?

    1. F0oTBall GuRu
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      soon

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        Soon? Like is there any source that says ''soon''?

    2. Chaste
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Can't seem to get him in till wildcard

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

      Would be a great option, I’d probably move to 352 and ditch Mitro for him as a bench option.

  6. kime67
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Wc team gtg?
    mcarthy
    trent digne ayling
    salah auba (c) willian harrison
    dcl martial wilson

    bench: taylor muchell bissouma button

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

      😕

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

      Willian and Harrison are not for me

  7. Podorsky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Bale and Ali transfers confirmed?

    1. Mayor of Flair
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Yes

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

        Er.....

        1. Mayor of Flair
          • 6 Years
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          There'd hardly be a rumour about a transfer if it wasn't true? 😉

  8. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Announce Martinez!

    1. Mayor of Flair
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Tom Heaton still Villa's number 1?

      1. The Wise Owl
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        Probably not now

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

        That's now an open question. Likely Martinez' place to lose.

      3. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 59 mins ago

        Martinez is first choice goalie imo

    2. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Already done. 4 year deal.

  9. mayukh18
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      werner or jesus?

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

        Werner

    • TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Am I good to go for GW2?

      McCarthy
      TAA, BDavies, Justin
      Salah, Auba, Son, ASM, Bissouma
      Werner, Martial
      4.0 l KWP, Mitchell, Davies

      I know I’m basically a player short given playing Bissouma over KWP

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

        I would actually play KWP over Bissouma.

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

          It’s a tricky choice

          Just not excited about having McCarthy and KWP against Davies and Son

      2. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        Is that a wildcard? Either way I'd be wary of Davies. Not worth a hot to take out a defender, but there's better for 5m

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

          No not a wildcard

          Just 1 FT used hence Bissouma / KWP playing!

          Ye Davies will go as soon as I have a spare transfer

          1. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 1 hour ago

            Then good to go. I thought bissouma looked good and kwp a liability (based on one game lol)

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

              Do you give Bissouma any chance of getting an attacking return? I didn’t see the Brighton game

              1. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                9 days, 1 hour ago

                Yeah I do. He got up there from time to time. Not exactly a sure thing, but he looked good for a 4.5 mid

                1. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  9 days, 1 hour ago

                  Then again, Chelsea gave 5hen a lot of space

                  1. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    9 days, 1 hour ago

                    Them*

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

                  Awesome - thank you for your insight 🙂

    • billnats
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      A) Son & DCL
      B) Willian & Richarlison

      1. mayukh18
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          A

        • TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          A for me

          Arse al fixtures aren’t pretty from GW3 onwards

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

          A

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

          B if it's one week.

          A longer term.

        • billnats
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          Thanks guys. Richarlison just excites me this season

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        Was Siass attacking for large parts of the game vs SHU?

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

          He was getting into dangerous positions surprisingly often for a central defender. Still cleared a shot off his own line though.

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

          Could have easily had a hattrick not even kidding

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

          Scored from a set piece. Had a chance saved from open play. He was good.

        4. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          Same as always except the one random time he got into the box from open play and nearly scored

        5. Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 49 mins ago

          Played in the No.10 role going fwd and last ditch going back #wondermatch

      3. mayukh18
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          james rodriguez or greenwood or alli?

          1. Mayor of Flair
            • 6 Years
            9 days, 1 hour ago

            I have Alli and Greenwood. Probably go Alli to James today.

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

            ali? are you serious?

          3. Lev Yashin
            • 7 Years
            9 days, 1 hour ago

            JRod.

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

            Hamez

          5. OneMan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 1 hour ago

            Greenwood. Can always move him on when someone else emerges or when United sign someone. Should be good for a few tasty fixtures anyway.

        • Easy Cheesy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          Saka looks like he will drop? Were ppl assuming he would play every game and therefore by not starting the first game everyone is now assuming he won’t be play at all?
          I have him and just struggling as to why ppl assumed he would start every game with willian, pepe etc.

          1. Mayor of Flair
            • 6 Years
            9 days, 1 hour ago

            He will have limited minutes and that was always going to be the case. Competing with Aubameyang, Willian and Pepe for time in that position.

            1. Easy Cheesy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              9 days, 1 hour ago

              Thanks. So the ppl selling didn’t realise he was competing w auba, pepe and willian?
              I’m just frustrated he is falling immediately rather than waiting to see if he is a ‘play one in two’ type of person.

              1. Mayor of Flair
                • 6 Years
                9 days, 56 mins ago

                Ya I don't think they did. Got a few games at the end of last season but the arrival of Willian was bad news for his game time.You're as well off to cut your losses and move on I'd say.

              2. wasp3000
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                9 days, 55 mins ago

                I agree mate. Playing to game to avoid price drops shouldn't be the way it is played.

                1. Mayor of Flair
                  • 6 Years
                  9 days, 50 mins ago

                  That's very true but if you end up looking for 5.4m options at midfield you'll struggle.

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

          Weird question but Pépé or Pogba? (For draft)

          1. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 1 hour ago

            Neither

            1. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              9 days, 1 hour ago

              Oh sorry. I have no idea how draft works

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

              The other options would be Trossard, Tielemans, Hendrick or someone like that haha

              1. The Sociologist
                • 1 Year
                9 days, 56 mins ago

                Trossard or Pogba, maybe Trossard. But that is slim pickings!

              2. Eytexi
                • 2 Years
                9 days, 54 mins ago

                Either Trossard or Pogba.

          2. LAMELA_AND_CONSUELA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            9 days, 55 mins ago

            Pogba

        • linkafu
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          If I take a - 4 and I finally use my WC, will it cancel the minus?

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

            Yes.

          2. Rasping Drive
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            9 days, 1 hour ago

            As long as you use it in the same gameweek, yes

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

            Yeah

        • OneMan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          Best 4.5 defender now ? Is Justin only short term ?

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

            Targett, Taylor, KWP are your only choices

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

              Nonsense. Ayling and Dallas come into play.

              1. Rasping Drive
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                9 days, 1 hour ago

                Lamptey also a good shout

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

                  All at your own peril

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

                  Lamptey looks a quality player

            2. W
              • 7 Years
              9 days, 59 mins ago

              Which Taylor? Burnley or Villa?

              1. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                9 days, 53 mins ago

                Burnley. Targett would be the better pick.
                And yeh, I overlooked Lamptey - superb v Chelsea.

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

            IMO it depends on Leicester’s transfer window. Justin could continue at LB, with Castagne RB and Ricardo moved up into RW if we can’t bring a decent winger in. The RW position has been a problem for us ever since Mahrez left.

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

              Justin can also play CB in a back 3, another area in which we are short of options. But for now we can’t say he is nailed, I personally think he will get plenty of minutes this year.

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

              That would be a game changer that I’ve been hoping for but worry it is too good to be true

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

                I’d say it’s very possible, we will see in a few weeks/a month or so. Ricardo is more than capable of playing there.

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

                  Definitely is. I remember seeing him score some ridiculous goals from RW at Nice

                  1. The Tinkerman
                    • 5 Years
                    9 days, 59 mins ago

                    He is arguably our best defender and best winger 😀 at least until Barnes finds his shooting boots and Soyuncu loses his reckless streak.

        • zizoo10
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          Will I make up the -4 hit on Ings/Alli > Martial/JRod

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

            You should

          2. Strchld
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 55 mins ago

            I did those moves.

        • I AM THE FPL MONSTER
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          Who's a better Captain for GW2?

          A) SALAH

          B) KBD

          Thoughts?

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

            You don't have Auba or a united asset? Maybe even Everton?

            I think Salah of the 2

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

              He could have done Auba > KdB...

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

            A

          3. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            9 days, 59 mins ago

            Salah doesn't score too many away. Kev doesn't care where he plays or who he plays.

        • FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          Obviously Bruno is the UTD attacking asset to own?

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

            maybe

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

            Bruno> Martial> Rashford>>>>Greenwood

            Price of course matters

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

              I wouldn't overlook VDBeek either.

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

            Aye he should be the highest scoring one by a very small margin

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

            Martial for me, or double up, reckon VDB could share spoils.

          5. CONNERS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            9 days, 47 mins ago

            Partly depends on how many pens United are awarded.

        • Prison Mike
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          Do we think Alli will start vs Southampton?

          Tempted to do Alli -> James Rodriguez (-4)

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

            I don't think he will. I did that exact move as my FT this week.

            1. Mayor of Flair
              • 6 Years
              9 days, 1 hour ago

              About to pull the trigger here too.

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

            I think he will but the 0.1 is too important to take a risk on him

          3. xHaTr
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 57 mins ago

            Alli is not nailed enough for 8 million

        • Noah’s Ark
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          Brewster doesn’t change much unless you are going for 442/352 really. Still only a bench option to come on for your main squad. I wouldn’t be starting him every gw, it’s not like Sheffield are the most attacking team.

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

            Ye definitely

            Just would mean a stronger bench instead of a non playing 4.5

        • FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          Martinez shirley will be straight in goal for Villa GW2?

          1. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 59 mins ago

            That is their plan

          2. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
              9 days, 47 mins ago

              Surely 95%

          3. ChelseaBlueLions
              9 days, 1 hour ago

              Thoughts? No TAA going to bite me?

              McCarthy
              Digne Doherty Saiss
              Salah Fernandes JRod ASM
              Werner Richarlison Jimenez

              Nyland Justin Bissouma Mitchell

              Justin to start over Saiss due to City fixture.

              1. TheDragon
                • 2 Years
                9 days, 59 mins ago

                Wildcard?

                No TAA is a big issue - much rather him than Doherty

                Auba is going to be a big captaincy pick this week

                1. ChelseaBlueLions
                    9 days, 50 mins ago

                    WC correct - I had always planned to use it now.

                    Yeah the TAA issue is bugging me. More tinkering may be needed

              2. Scrumper
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                9 days, 59 mins ago

                Just read this: https://www.premierleague.com/news/1824242

                1. Scrumper
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  9 days, 58 mins ago

                  FPL towers really scraping the barrel there!

                  No mention of the 40-50 point headstart everyone else has!

                2. TheDragon
                  • 2 Years
                  9 days, 58 mins ago

                  Downside: starting 70+ points behind everyone else

                  It’s just an article to get more people to sign up

                  1. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    9 days, 56 mins ago

                    I had a terrible GW, finishing on 53 points. I could change my whole squad with hits and still be better off than starting on GW2.

                3. Christina.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  9 days, 57 mins ago

                  nearly 1 mill less playing than in 2019/20
                  desperate measures

              3. jia you jia you
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                9 days, 59 mins ago

                Probably a coin-flip but which one would you start guys?
                A. JWP (TOT)
                B. ASM (BHA)

                1. TheDragon
                  • 2 Years
                  9 days, 59 mins ago

                  ASM

                  It’s not even close is it?!

                  1. Scrumper
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    9 days, 57 mins ago

                    Yep, B for sure

                  2. jia you jia you
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    9 days, 57 mins ago

                    On him but it's closer than you think I reckon 😉

                2. Shatner's Bassoon
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  9 days, 57 mins ago

                  how's that a coin flip?

                  Sell ASM if you're not playing him vs Brighton at home.

                  1. jia you jia you
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    9 days, 55 mins ago

                    I only had both for BB in GW1 tbh...both will be shipped in due course

                3. swervinho
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  9 days, 56 mins ago

                  B

              4. Mikei
                • 7 Years
                9 days, 58 mins ago

                Ready?
                McCarthy
                Justin TAA Saiss
                Auba(C) Salah Bruno Soucek
                Wilson DCL Martial

                1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                  • 5 Years
                  9 days, 56 mins ago

                  WC?

                  1. Mikei
                    • 7 Years
                    9 days, 54 mins ago

                    Yes.

                2. W
                  • 7 Years
                  9 days, 55 mins ago

                  What's your bench?

                  1. Mikei
                    • 7 Years
                    9 days, 53 mins ago

                    Bissouma, Mitchell, Branthwaite
                    Bad, I know…

                    1. W
                      • 7 Years
                      9 days, 52 mins ago

                      Guessed it had to be with that team! Nice starting line up though

                3. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  9 days, 54 mins ago

                  Looks great apart from soucek. Assuming you have used your ft you're stuck with him I guess?

                  1. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    9 days, 53 mins ago

                    On a wildcard I'd play rash not Bruno and upgrade soucek

                    1. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      9 days, 53 mins ago

                      Also 2orries about Justin for the long haul

                    2. Mikei
                      • 7 Years
                      9 days, 51 mins ago

                      I'm from the Czech Republic, so I want to be a bit of a patriot. 🙂
                      Key for Bruno = penalty.

              5. Paulie Walnuts
                • 5 Years
                9 days, 57 mins ago

                Really enjoying eating mango recently...

                1. TheDragon
                  • 2 Years
                  9 days, 56 mins ago

                  Is that a euphemism?!

                  1. mynameisq
                    • 7 Years
                    9 days, 55 mins ago

                    I dread to think what that could be a euphemism for

                2. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  9 days, 55 mins ago

                  Round here you just reach out the window and pick 'em. Delicious.

                3. Mayor of Flair
                  • 6 Years
                  9 days, 53 mins ago

                  If you get a good one there's no better fruit for me.

              6. HUATSHOOTER
                • 3 Years
                9 days, 56 mins ago

                Mccarthy
                Taa egan james doherty
                son salah auba(c) asm
                MItro werner
                Subs: nyland kwp rice davis

                Cant do a ft from son to rash. can do greenwood though but smth is stopping me...

                SHld i sell doherty to digne?

              7. RED_ARMY
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                9 days, 53 mins ago

                After this GW - Auba to:
                a) Salah
                b) Sterling
                c) KDB

                1. LC1
                  • 5 Years
                  9 days, 52 mins ago

                  See how this gw goes, but I assume the popular choice will be KDB.