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The best way to bounce back from a poor start to the FPL season in Gameweek 2

“Run the risk. If it works out, happiness. If not, wisdom” – Unknown

So then, one Gameweek into the new season and Fantasy Premier League managers already have big decisions to make.

For me, rolling the dice and going without Mohamed Salah (£12.0m) fell flat on its face. It would be naïve to think I was unlucky and those who owned the Egyptian were lucky ‘because penalties’ – FPL is not as black-and-white as all that. I think it was quite the opposite, to be honest. The quote above tells us one thing. If you don’t learn from your mistakes, you don’t gain ‘wisdom’.

I have a sneaky feeling that the Salah of 2017/18 is back. I haven’t seen him this sharp and fit for a long, long time and that it is why it is dangerous to have ‘pre-conceived’ notions in this extremely dynamic game. 

I have spoken a lot about ‘Upside Chasing’ and ‘Big Hitter Switching’ this season but I’ve also spoken a lot about ‘Adapting’. And when Salah puts in a performance such as he did against Leeds, you pay attention. You adapt. You re-align your thinking. 

We’re not talking about any old FPL asset here. We’re talking about someone who finished in the top two overall Fantasy scorers over the last three years and has a proven ceiling of 300 FPL points (which was achieved largely without penalties). 

Salah was struggling with an injury last season and I have a feeling Jurgen Klopp was playing him through it because there was a historic title on the line. It seems like he is over it now. 

Now, I am not going to buy him this Gameweek BUT I am not going to go without Salah for a long time and am working towards a plan to get him. 

He’s fit. He’s sharp. He looks hungry. Liverpool are due some penalties. He’s got increased assist threat. 

Being stubborn will not make you a good FPL player. You have to respond to what you see on that television screen. I wouldn’t stick to a pre-determined plan of chasing fixtures by selling Salah if you had such a plan. In Gameweek 2, he’s facing Kepa Arrizabalaga (£5.0m) for what it’s worth. His troubles between the sticks are well-documented, most recently by David in this match report of Chelsea’s win at Brighton. Shooting on sight might be enough for Salah

For those that got off to a bad start like me (43 points), don’t worry about it too much. I always said Gameweek 1 was somewhat of a shot in the dark with more unknowns than any round of the season. It is how you respond beyond Gameweek 1 that makes you a good FPL manager. 

But, just a word of warning before we draw any drastic conclusions. We only have one week of data so far this season. We don’t know what the norm is yet, meaning we don’t know which match events are the anomalies either. 

If, like me, you went all-in against Salah, don’t forget that you knew the risks and the opposition had a really good hand (not a lucky one but a good one) that came through. You learn from it and move on. The key is that you do learn from it. This is a game of temperament that you need to hold for a season. 

There are a few other things worth mentioning about Gameweek 1 that I’ll take you through. There’s no structure here. Just think of it as me writing in my diary.

We need to talk about Raúl Jiménez (£8.5m). There are so many new ‘toys’ in the market when it comes to exciting, explosive strikers that we might tend to overlook the old, dusty pack of Uno cards which have never really given us a ‘laugh-riot’ game night but it’s never been boring either. 

There is not much to think about here. Jiménez has been reliable for two seasons now. Yes, he slowed down at the back-end of Project Restart but still scored a steady four goals in that run. And it looks like Nuno has decided to go ‘sexier’ with his team this season. They looked more formidable in attack at Sheffield United, Jiménez looked incredibly sharp and it seemed like they created more than they usually do. 

This did have a little bit of an effect on Wolves’ defence though and I thought they looked more open at the back than usual. As it was Sheffield United, they went largely unpunished. The upcoming fixtures pit Nuno’s men against Manchester City (home), West Ham (away), Fulham (home), Leeds (away), Newcastle (home) and Crystal Palace (home). It certainly looks like a night of Uno that’s going to be more fun than usual without the unnecessary disruption of European Football.

How Spurs and Everton's new signings fared in their FPL Gameweek 1 debuts

Remember that year in school when one of the less popular kids came back a changed person one summer before suddenly became a changed person one summer. Over the holidays he went home bought the best gym equipment, went on a shopping spree with a good stylist and became a cool kid virtually overnight. Well, in the Premier League this season, that kid is Everton. 

Everything you knew about them last year is irrelevant. Yes, a certain Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.1m) was a troll during Project Restart and went on a horrible run. But that kid named Everton accompanied by their suave new stylist Carlo Ancelotti went shopping and bought a completely new wardrobe (read midfield) and you now need to view this team completely differently. 

Out of nowhere, the Toffees look creatively competent. Having players who can switch the side of play so easily instead of others that are incapable of making a single forward pass makes a difference I guess. Add to that, they have one of the best ball-winners in Europe protecting that back-line in Allan (£5.5m). The team deserves our attention at both ends of the pitch and you must erase every bad memory you had with this kid last year when he trolled you no end.

Elsewhere, a pair of 4.5m defenders are already standing out to me as the pick of the lot. I’ve got Tariq Lamptey (£4.5m) and Luke Ayling (£4.5m) on my watchlist for this price bracket. 

Lamptey, in particular, has immense potential. Brighton looked very encouraging against Chelsea, with Graham Potter instructing much of his team’s offensive play to travel through the full-backs. Lamptey showed us what he can do last season with an impressive performance against Liverpool and seems proficient in creating chances with great reliability.

Someday, we might even get to purchase a nailed-on defender from Arsenal at £4.5m or below. Now that the Gunners are much more solid at the back, I will be keeping close tabs on William Saliba (£4.4m) and Rob Holding (£4.5m) to see who emerges as the better option long-term. It is worth noting that Arsenal’s fixtures don’t become incredibly appealing until Gameweek 8, so we do have time to judge them, which is helpful.

After a major captaincy-fail last week, I really hope this week is easier on me. I am currently having a major heart versus head debate as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£12.0m) seems like the obvious captaincy pick, but I also happen to be a Manchester United fan. I know the Arsenal man has an easier fixture, based on the defensive prowess (or lack thereof) displayed by West Ham last season and in Gameweek 1 but I also own Anthony Martial (£9.0m) and Bruno Fernandes (£10.5m).

My co-host Zophar told me on this week’s episode of The FPL Wire that West Ham made Steve Bruce’s Newcastle look like prime Barcelona on Saturday evening. I trust his opinion and that has me worried about how much damage Aubameyang can do in Gameweek 2. That said, Manchester United were really effective going forward last season once Fernandes joined the team and Paul Pogba (£8.0m) was fit.

So, with all that to consider, I haven’t yet made up my mind about my next captaincy decision. Traditionally I always like captaining a Manchester United player in the first good home game of the season. And we do play this game for fun, right?

*Looks through post-season notes*

 “You love Tony gloves.”

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1,967 Comments Post a Comment
  1. fplofagooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    FFS is a brilliant website for all budding FPL managers although having taken a one year sabbatical from FPL, I find it odd not to find any scout notes from midweek league cup games. These kind of articles from pro pundits usually give good insights.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Can I offer you some links to gambling websites instead?

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

        Don't you think FPL itself is a bit of a gamble?!

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          It is to an extent but I haven’t yet seen someone lose their home over FPL

          1. yousunkmybattleship
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Wife, home, dog...

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

            Only a fool would gamble like that. Not my type of gamble. Sorry not sorry.

      2. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        😆

  2. MarcusAurelius
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Hard to say after 1 week but who looks like the best 4.5 mids?
    I have Bissouma but need one more as I’m playing 433. Thanks

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

      I would go for Harrison Reed if your objective is just to make him a bench fodder and get 2 or 3 points he has to offer each week

      1. MarcusAurelius
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Thanks. I was on Reed tbh so you’ve confirmed it for me. Best of a bad bunch!

    2. bootsmanus
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      They’re all shite tbh

      1. bootsmanus
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        But maybe Elneny might do some good

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

          With Ceballos in the mix, his place is not always guaranteed.

  3. Berbs
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Fek it, Werner out.

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      ?

      1. Berbs
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Original plan, sticking by it.

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Yeah, I did

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      of your team?

      pls dont say thats an injury update

      1. Berbs
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Out of my team. Apologies haha!

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

          oh thank feck!

    3. UnitedFan
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Playing against a mid-table defence on the weekend 🙂

      Martial in?

      1. Berbs
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        He'll be caught offside a million times 😉

        Aye, if Pulisic isn't ruled out. Otherwise I'll get Bruno and DCL.

    4. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Wait for news FFS 😀

      You also gave Puli right?

      1. Berbs
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Yeah. Werner going for me, I want United for this GW.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Fine then

    5. BarryManilows
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Werner always gets 20+ a season do you guys know your football?

      1. Berbs
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Selling him doesn't mean I won't ever own him again

        Do you know how to play FPL?

      2. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        He got 16 and 13 before the 28 goal season.

      3. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Also why the hostility?

    6. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Bad move

    7. ★Kuntheman★
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I'm on that myself too, Berbs. Not very confident about it but I've taken Werner and Auba out

  4. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Bruno & Rash too much Utd mid?

    1. MarcusAurelius
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I’d say so with so many other premium mids around. Plus Martial 0.5 cheaper and up top

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

        I hear ya, what I'm struggling with though is it looks to be a simple choice between:

        A. Rash & DCL
        OR
        B. Martial & 7.5m

        Do you see any 7.5m mids to make B worthwhile? (I have Rodriguez btw)

        1. MarcusAurelius
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          I agree with you there aren’t many options at 7.5mil. Could you not change formation and go for DCL and Martial?
          Or instead of a 7.5 mid got for a premium defender like TAA, Robbo, VVD, Digne, Laporte

    2. teneighty
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I find it hard to double up without even seeing them play one game yet.

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

        There is totally that angle to consider though yes 😀

  5. UnitedFan
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Alli to be dropped on the weekend? Thinking of Alli > James Rodriguez.

    1. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I'd be doing that move tbh

      1. UnitedFan
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Tempting yeah.

    2. JIMMY764
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Grealish.

      1. TheBrazilianRonaldo
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Seconded

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

      Fellow Alli owner. Personally thought he was playing well in that first half vs everton. Once he was taken off, their attack was toothless.

      Jose said the change was tactical. He also omitted Alli and Alderweireld from the midweek game. So chances are Alli could be vying for another start vs a Southampton side who are not as good as they thought.

      A lot depends on Jose's press conference to get any hints. Would advise to wait till that at least if price drop is not an issue.

      1. FDMS All Starz
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        No reason for him not to start in Europa as he isn’t tired after 45mins, think he might be out the door this time

    4. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      May as well wait until presser now and decide

    5. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I don't think he's dropped unless he's moving on.

  6. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Having trouble clicking on the set piece tab (iphone, ios).

    Who's on pens for Leeds?

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Keep kliching

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Upvoted

      2. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        This is good ... 🙂

      3. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        As much as i love this i think he shares with bamford 😛

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

        I dont believe in God but I will still thank him that I am on this forum right now.

    2. Deth
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Klich

  7. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Pulisic owners what are you guys doing?

    1. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      If fit, keeping. If not, selling.

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        This

      2. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        This

      3. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        That

  8. Drip Doctor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    You'd think James Rodriguez got a massive haul the way this place is carrying on.

    1. MarcusAurelius
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Yeah DCL and Rich better licks for me atm

      1. MarcusAurelius
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Picks!*

        1. Bartowski
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          You wanna lick you go ahead and lick them, you do YOU!

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Don't they have any say in it 😛

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

      Laughable bandwagon. He makes rich and DCL better, he is not a good fpl pick himself

    3. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I'm sure half of them are going because he looks good 😆

      1. The Son-dance Kid
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        And the other half because he scored 5 goals at the world cup 6 years ago!

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      3 points for an Everton mid is pretty good tbh

    5. Pep Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I've brought Richarlison in. He'd have had a hatty on another day and I'm sure he will be too much for WBA.

      1. Drip Doctor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Yep, looks primed for points over the next 3

    6. UnitedFan
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      7.5 and 3 very good fixtures up next. Easy to see why he's attracting attention.

      1. Drip Doctor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I agree, but the hype has gone overboard. I had him last GW and watched closely, 5 chances created is a myth. He created 2 and 1 was what i'd class as a direct chance created. The other was more Richarlison making a chance for himself. He looked more like assisting the assister.

        He barely got into the box, dropped deep and switched play to the left. I'm sure he will get some points, but the bandwagon is a bit odd. People picked Havertz and co for a reason and are shifting them already.

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Why have you got him then?

          1. Drip Doctor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Because i like him as a player, fancied a differential from the start, and he has a history of scoring and creating goals. I'm not saying he's not a good pick, i'm saying people are getting rid of players they picked for a reason to get someone who scored 3 points and didn't look especially threatening. It screams fantasy football scout bandwagon.

            1. Pat Bonner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Havertz to hamez is obvious move to me having watched both. Pretty sure Havertz will be benched and eased into a new league - he was lost in the game vs Brighton

              1. Drip Doctor
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                We'll see. I watched Havertz make two blistering runs into the box which could have resulted in a chance had he got the ball. His off the ball movement was good. Chelsea just lacked any creativity in midfield. Kovacic will help a bit when he's back. Pulisic close to returning too.

        2. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Went to him to avoid Alli price drop and because he has the best fixture of all the mids below 8m and plan to wc gw 3

          From watching the game I thought he looked dangerous and will get his first Everton goal soon

        3. UnitedFan
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Yeah don't agree with shifting the likes of Havertz just yet. Might be another story regarding Alli who I've got. Maybe it's possible that Rodriguez could push up more against weaker teams like they'll be playing for the next few weeks.

  9. Evasivo
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    KDB or Martial will rise before Saturday?

    1. Drip Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Both

    2. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      If they're not price locked i would think so

    3. ...al
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Mmm likely, but very hit and miss at the minute.

  10. Gerhardinho
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Help!!
    Son > Bruno
    Adams > Brewster

    -4 and play Bruno and Egan
    Vs
    Son and Adams??

    1. Gerhardinho
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I have Son and Adams in my team.

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

      no imo

  11. Kryptonite666
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    So tempted to WC as this WC team looks better

    New team

    Saiss Laporte Robertson TAA Lamptey

    De Bruyne Fernandes Foden Greenwood Soucek

    Werner Mitrovic Brewster

    Current team
    McCarthy (Steer)
    TAA Robertson KWP Taylor Justin
    Aubs Salah Son ASM Soucek
    Werner Mitrovic Davis

    Worth it ? 8 changes.

    1. Kryptonite666
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Leno as GK

    2. Pep Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Don't do it mate. Your team is absolutely fine for now

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Agree with This man

    3. Deth
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Your current team looks better

    4. Obi Wan Elokobi
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Double LFC defence on a wildcard is not worth it. I’ve gone without on mine

  12. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Why were people saying that Alli stayed in the UK with a lot of the first squad? Seems like most of the first team played didn't they? Does anyone expect him to play this weekend?

    1. Drip Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      We won't know. If you are brave enough to risk it, its a fixture he should do well in. But its a big risk,

    2. Greenbackbøøg…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      It was basically a first team playing today, read into that what you will

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Sounds like it depends on Bale.

  13. Joyce1998
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    A- cwilson, jimmy, bruno, klich
    or
    B- martial, werner, jrod, soucek

  14. sentz05
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Can someone tell me what to do with Vinagre.

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Fish N Chips

    2. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Get rid

    3. Gentle_Turks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      It was the only thing that got rid of my athletes foot.

  15. Champ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Play Soundcheck away at arsenal or ASM home to Brighton?

    I'm thinking the hammer, despite gunners better defence tbh?

    1. Pia06rc
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      ASM I recon. If you don't play him for that fixture, when will you?

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

        Thanks. Point taken. I just feel soucek is more threatening. Will have a think...

    2. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Tricky, I like Soucek more but ASM has the fixture.
      Would play ASM I think.

  16. Gazza2000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    A) Wilson and Bruno
    Or
    B) Martial and Hames?

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

      A

      1. Gazza2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Cheers

  17. The Tinkerman
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Not sure whether to sell son now for a hit to bring in Rashford or wait and get priced out of a united player next week...

    Looks sure to drop

    1. Pickle juice
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Same dilemma. ....Think I might do it ....son played the full 90 as well today

    2. bootsmanus
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I’m saving. We picked Son for a reason, havent seen Man U play yet and Crystal Palace not bad defensively.

    3. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I was planning to save a transfer and now looking at Havertz and son to hamez and rashford for -4!

    4. TheBrazilianRonaldo
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I’m 50:50. Of the spurs team Son is the one. He’ll start Sunday and saints play a high line. If anyone is going in behind it’s him

  18. Pia06rc
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Alli to Greenwood with a FT? Or do people recon he's dropped after the media stuff?

    1. UnitedFan
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I wouldn't say he's dropped. But I don't think he's a long-term option if that bothers you. Maybe it doesn't.

      1. Pia06rc
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        How come not a long term option, in your opinion? Cheers!

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          United might sign a new winger. If they don't then he's a longterm option

  19. Pickle juice
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Will greenwood start against palace ???????

    1. UnitedFan
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Yes imo.

  20. dr.No88
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Martial or Rashford?

    1. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Martial

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

      Martial.

    3. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      .

  21. Groot the Leveller
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Best 5.5 mids?
    I am on doucoure (I remember him from a season or two ago)....
    but my head is being turned by Kilch from Leeds....
    Any others?

    1. Utopsis
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Doucoure looks like he's playing deeper than last season mate, so less license to get forward.

      Klich and Podence are popular at 5.5m - I also like Hendrick but he's a niche pick

    2. All Hail K
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Harrison of Leeds. I believe Kilch is on pens but Harrison seems to be more involved.

  22. cigan
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    When is Chelsea presser about?

  23. Tempestic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Do we reckon Taylor starts vs Lei then having started tonight?

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Yes

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

        Whys that? Just think hes first choice?

  24. matiakez
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Vinagre likely to fall tonight? Whose a better replacement Ayling, Taylor or another?

    Already own Lewis.

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Ayling

    2. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      No i don't think vinagre will dall tonight. Maybe tomorrow. I'd go Justin or Ayling as a replacement

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Fall*

  25. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Sorry it’s early but would you say GTG?

    Steer
    Trent Ayling Justin Taylor
    Bruno Auba (c) Salah ASM
    DCL Werner

    McCarthy,KWP,Soucek,Wickham

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Looks good mate. GL

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Play Soucek over Taylor

  26. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Which of these hits are good?

    A. Ings+Pulisic >> Martial+J.Rod
    B. Ings+Pulisic >> Wilson+Bruno
    C. Ings+Pulisic >> Richalison+Rashford

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      B

    2. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      B

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Interesting...

    4. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      B

    5. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Any other takers? 🙂

    6. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      A or B, on the fence myself.
      I really like Bruno...

  27. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Thoughts on this team? Have made my FT already, however have Pulisic which is a worry.

    Ryan
    Trent, Davies, KWP,
    Salah, Auba, Pulisic, James Rodriguez, ASM
    Werner, Mitrovic

    Walton, C Taylor, Mitchell, Davis

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Wait for CHE news, pulisic most likely still not ready. Play Taylor instead

      1. Will J 256
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Thanks mate!

  28. Tonyawesome69
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Anyone know what the total points would be from last season if rashford and Martial was reclassified as midfielder and forward respectively?

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      You'd need to sit down with that and work that out for a while!! BPS will be different for goals...

  29. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Gareth bale completed a medical - wonder how much that cost him?!

  30. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Salah to Bruno for free or hold??

    Own Martial, and Auba Captain

    1. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Have you seen the numbers he just put up? Most touches in the most, most shots in the box etc. Madness

    2. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Hold

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

      Hold. Utds fixtures are overrated. They'll probably take a few games to get going.

    4. Deth
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Keep Salah imo

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Keep for definite. I reckon 'pool game gonna be 2-2 or 2-3.

    5. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Looks awful

    6. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Thanks all

      Would love 2 FTs next week too, so I can get KDB and Werner