Scout Squad

The Scout Squad picks for FPL Gameweek 2

This weekly precursor to the Scout Picks sees our panel put forward a long-list of the standout Fantasy Premier League assets for Gameweek 2.

Fantasy Football Scout community manager Geoff, deputy editor Neale, video content manager Andy and Pro Pundit Tom will each propose an 18-man squad of players for the approaching Gameweek and explain their notable inclusions/omissions below.

The 72 nominations listed will then be narrowed down to a squad of 15 (with the starting XI not exceeding a total cost of £83m) for the weekly Scout Picks selection ahead of Saturday’s deadline at 11:00 BST.

There are requirements for at least one goalkeeper costing £5.0m or less, at least one sub-£5.0m defender, at least one midfielder listed at £6.5m or below and at least one forward priced at £7.5m or lower.

Each panelist is restricted to no more than three players from the same team, as is the case in FPL.

We will again be adding a captaincy to the Scout Picks, with details of that revealed on Friday.


 GeoffNealeTomAndy
GKJordan PickfordJordan PickfordKasper SchmeichelKasper Schmeichel
 Illan MeslierMathew RyanIllan MeslierBerno Leno
 Kasper SchmeichelKarl DarlowEmiliano MartinezIllan Meslier
DFLucas DigneLucas DigneLucas DigneLucas Digne
 Luke ShawLuke ShawHarry MaguireAaron Wan-Bissaka
 Matt TargettTrent Alexander-ArnoldJames JustinLuke Ayling
 James JustinJames JustinHector BellerinTimothy Castagne
 Luke AylingStuart DallasLuke AylingJamal Lewis
MFPierre-Emerick AubameyangPierre-Emerick AubameyangPierre-Emerick AubameyangPierre-Emerick Aubameyang
 Marcus RashfordMohamed SalahBruno FernandesBruno Fernandes
 Raheem SterlingMarcus RashfordKevin De BruyneJames Rodriguez
 James RodriguezSon Heung-minJames RodriguezSon Heung-min
 Leandro TrossardJack HarrisonRyan FraserJack Harrison
FWAnthony MartialRicharlisonAnthony MartialRicharlison
 Jamie VardyJamie VardyJamie VardyAnthony Martial
 Harry KaneTimo WernerRicharlisonTimo Werner
 Callum WilsonCallum WilsonPatrick BamfordOllie Watkins
 Patrick BamfordOllie WatkinsOllie WatkinsCallum Wilson

Most popular picks: Lucas Digne, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (four), Kasper Schmeichel, Illan Meslier, Luke Ayling, James Justin, James Rodriguez, Richarlison, Ollie Watkins, Callum Wilson, Jamie Vardy, Anthony Martial (three)

GEOFF SAID…

While Jordan Pickford’s price tag is half a million more than Illan Meslier, I trust Carlo Ancelotti’s new-look Everton to keep a Gameweek 2 clean sheet more and hand Pickford the gloves. Kasper Schmeichel looks set for another shut-out at home to a shot-shy West Brom but is expensive at £5.5m.

In defence, I again look to Everton with Lucas Digne, who has significant attacking threat as well as clean sheet potential. I expect Luke Shaw to start and his additional threat down the left flank should add much to the Manchester United attack. Matt Targett, James Justin and Luke Ayling are picked mostly for their clean sheet potential and their excellent value, to allow more money to be spent further up the pitch.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has penalties, a strong fixture, some form, and is possibly the stand-out captain this Gameweek; however, I see Marcus Rashford challenging him for the captaincy, in United’s first game of the season at home to Crystal Palace.

The perhaps surprise omission is Mohamed Salah, after his Gameweek 1 heroics – instead, I’ve opted for Raheem Sterling.

James Rodriguez is my third Everton player, after an impressive Everton performance and a good degree of attacking involvement, while Leandro Trossard looks an interesting prospect at only £6.0m, away to Newcastle.

In attack, Anthony Martial looks capable of a big score; even if he fails to hit double digits, I expect returns of some kind.

Jamie Vardy started the season in style and has every chance of continuing that run, while Harry Kane, at half a million more, needs to lead his Tottenham teammates to victory after an uninspired performance at home to Everton.

Callum Wilson and Newcastle looked to be finding some rhythm at West Ham, and I expect him to score against Brighton, while Patrick Bamford, just off finding the net against Liverpool, should be allowed even more space against Fulham.

NEALE SAID…

We have a full complement of fixtures to choose from this weekend, following an eight-game Blank Gameweek 1.

Manchester City get their Premier League campaign underway but I’m holding fire on their assets for now, what with last season’s bogey team and a defensively resolute Wolverhampton Wanderers providing the opposition on Monday night.

I’m willing to back their cross-city rivals from the off, however, with Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw – who both featured in last Saturday’s friendly with Aston Villa to provide reassurances over their fitness – getting the nod.

Shaw’s included as much for budgetary reasons given my lavish spending elsewhere, while Rashford played a part in both United goals when the two sides met as recently as July.

The Season Ticker might scream ‘difficult fixture’ for Liverpool and Chelsea but, as we saw in Gameweek 37+ of last season, there could still be plenty of joy for the attacking assets of each club when they meet again at Stamford Bridge this weekend.

The high line that Liverpool employed in their 4-3 win over Leeds United looks tailor-made for the rapid Timo Werner to exploit, while Chelsea continue to appear shaky when defending set plays, so Trent Alexander-Arnold remains in my thoughts – even if Andrew Robertson is now sharing the dead-ball duties.

A dangerously high line is also something an under-par Southampton have tried out in their first two games in league and cup, so I’m willing to give Son Heung-min another shot, as the Korean is capable of being destructive when Spurs transition quickly and by-pass the midfield by utilising their ball-playing centre-halves.

The Everton triple-up requires little explanation given how anaemic West Brom were on their Premier League return, with the chances they afforded left-winger Harvey Barnes further influencing my decision to make Richarlison my top forward selection.

The two other promoted clubs, Leeds and Fulham, meet at Elland Road and the Whites looked by some distance the pick of the two on the opening weekend.

Jack Harrison really caught my eye from the left flank at Anfield, while it’s almost a coin toss between Stuart Dallas and Luke Ayling for which Leeds full-back I plump for until I’ve seen more of them in action – the versatile Dallas boasted the better underlying stats last season but of course spent some of his time further up the pitch.

Newcastle and Brighton didn’t manage a single goal between them in their two meetings last season, so there is every a chance of a clean sheet or two on Tyneside this Sunday.

Callum Wilson has proven to be a streaky player in the past, however, and the fact that he and Andy Carroll managed eight shots between them in Gameweek 1 does suggest that the Magpies might have more joy than their Joelinton-led attack in 2019/20.

TOM SAID…

A clean sheet looks like a shoo-in for Manchester United this week, with opponents Crystal Palace failing to find the back of the net in any of their last four road trips. With Aaron Wan-Bissaka only returning to training on Monday, I’ve opted for the security of Harry Maguire, who at least featured in last weekend’s friendly at Aston Villa.

Leicester City and Leeds United’s home fixtures also stand out defensively, which is why I’ve put forward Kasper Schmeichel, James Justin, Illan Meslier and Luke Ayling.

Against West Bromwich Albion, Justin struggled in the first half but improved as the game went on, and showed plenty of adventure on the ball winning the second penalty, while Leeds’s defence isn’t being talked about enough. You have to go back to the 2015/16 Championship season to find a promoted team who came up with a better defensive record, and that includes Sheffield United and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

I’ve also included Hector Bellerín, who is an intriguing pick. Arsenal’s average position map against Fulham in Gameweek 1 showed that Bellerín was essentially playing as a right-winger, with Willian performing more of a central role. It resulted in Bellerín having the highest number of final third touches and crosses in the game, which is something to keep an eye on moving forward. He also comes in cheaper than teammate Kieran Tierney, whose appeal is dented due to not knowing if he’ll start as a left-sided centre-back or wing-back. 

They’re joined by Aston Villa’s new keeper Emiliano Martínez and Lucas Digne (more on him later) at the back.

Further forward, the inclusion of heavy-hitters Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Bruno Fernandes, Kevin De Bruyne, Anthony Martial and Jamie Vardy largely speak for themselves, so I’ll dedicate a bit more time to some of my other selections.

Against Tottenham Hotspur, Everton fully deserved their win and looked sharp. James Rodríguez was a class above, tucking in from the right-wing, which enabled him to regularly move the ball onto his stronger left foot and pick out Richarlison and Digne with those long right-to-left passes. Both will benefit from his brilliance, which is a key reason behind my Toffees selections.

I’ve also included Patrick Bamford. While sometimes wasteful, I’m confident he’ll get chances against Fulham, and following his performance at Anfield, should have earned another start.

The offensive list is completed by Ryan Fraser and Ollie Watkins.

ANDY SAID…

Despite conceding four goals in their opening game, I’m still backing Leeds United for a clean sheet this week, which is why both Illan Meslier and Luke Ayling are in my picks.

Looking at the expected goals conceded without penalties it was 0.9 for Leeds, the same as Everton against Tottenham Hotspur and Wolves against Sheffield United. You can’t just discount penalties, of course, but after a tough test in the opening Gameweek, I’m expecting them to bounce back against Fulham.

I was impressed with Everton’s opening Gameweek and with a home game against West Brom, I’ve gone with the triple-up. It was promising to see Lucas Digne retain some set pieces, even with James Rodríguez in the side. It was a free-kick that ultimately saw him get an assist. I’d hope that without a marauding full-back like Matt Doherty to play against, he may get more licence to go forward.

In attack, it also looks like there could be big points potential with Rodríguez already creating five chances for his teammates. Despite not getting a goal it was Richarlison that really impressed me in attack with seven shots, and five of them in the box. If anyone is ready to explode soon, it’s him.

Ollie Wakins was a signing that Aston Villa fans were extremely excited about and rightly so after being just one goal behind Aleksandar Mitrović in the Championship last season. He’s already off the mark in pre-season, and the biggest draw for me is the fact he has Jack Grealish behind him creating chances. I don’t think Sheffield United will be as tight at the back without Dean Henderson and this could be a perfect opportunity to get a debut Premier League goal.

There’s probably no better time to use the eye test than in the opening Gameweeks. Underlying statistics are still great, but we’re working off small sample sizes. One thing I want to see is how sharp a player looks. We saw it with Mohamed Salah against Leeds, and we saw it with Callum Wilson against West Ham. It will be a tougher test against Brighton, but with a debut goal in Gameweek 1, why not top it off with a debut goal at St James’ Park too.

As we get closer to Gameweek 2, I’m wavering on my viewpoint that without as many penalties, Bruno Fernandes *might* not be worth £10.5m – at least not as a season-keeper as he was last year when he arrived at Old Trafford. We saw how devastating it can be with Jamie Vardy and Salah in Gameweek 1, and with 14 and 12 penalties over the last two seasons, targeting the Manchester United penalty-taker probably isn’t a bad tactic.

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1,337 Comments Post a Comment
  1. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    McCarthy
    TAA Egan Davies Justin
    Salah Aubameyang Son ASM
    Werner Ings

    Button Bissouma Mitchell Brewster

    0.0 itb, 1FT

    Is this a Save ??

    Thanks

    1. Boly Would
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Looks good for this week.

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Save for this week but you should keep a close eye on Egan, Davies, Justin, Son and ASM. SHU def was poor against Wolves, Spurs looks to buy a LB Reguillon, Perriera will be back, Spurs have a congested fixture list and ASM might not be an effective FPL player

  2. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    No DCL in the scout squad picks, hmmmm

    1. The Gambler.
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      He is awful thats why

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        That will be why then haha

      2. Right In The Stanchion
          2 months, 12 days ago

          You have obviously not seen him play since Ancelotti came in.

          Fanny

      3. Hospital Pass
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        They've gone for Richarlison instead. It's not irrational given they both scored 15 last season, and Hamez picked Richarlison out several times with sublime diagonal passes.

        1. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Yeah, that's it mate, Richarlison looked livelier against Spurs, both good options tho.

          1. TLF
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Afternoon Tom, how you feeling about owning Alli in GW2 ? I'm very tempted to sell him Rodríguez but will wait until Friday before deciding. Pulisic fitness is a complication I could do without.

            1. avfc82
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Yeah, I own Pulisic but thankfully avoided Alli.

              I'd wait and see what Jose says after tonight's match, as he'll prob be asked about it.

              1. TLF
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Ah my bad, thought you owned him for some reason, maybe it was your spot the differential article I was thinking of. Took the price drop yesterday with team news in mind, will see what Jose has to say. Re Pulisic, if he sounds like he'll be on the bench I think I'll keep, nice run for Chelsea coming up. GL

          2. Hospital Pass
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Definitely. I prefer DCL initially on both price and consistency.

        2. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Well I'm happy to own both Hames and DCL, Everton look good and good fixtures.

          1. avfc82
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Yeah, cracking choices, might get Rodriguez in myself.

    2. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      What are the chances of Greenwood playing this GW2?

      Was going to do Son > Bruno & Aubu > KDB but i feel I am going to be priced out if I wait now?

      Other option is Son > Greenwood?

      Thoughts?

      1. KING KOUNDER
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Should start.
        Don't know what's the doubt.

        1. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          thanks mate.

          Doubt is that i am going to be priced out by 0.2to do the 2FT's for them Bruno & KDB imo

        2. DavidFPL
            2 months, 12 days ago

            The doubt is Van De beek starting instead in a 4-1-2-1-2
            Martial Rashford up front.
            dont see them dropping Pogba or Fernandes for Van de Beek.
            They need a holding player, just think its more likely Greenwood gets benched over VDB

      2. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Will save ft and do mini wc next week.

        Gtg for this week? Bench ok or Romeu first?

        Ramsdale
        TAA Justin KWP Taylor
        Salah Auba(C) Son Bissouma
        Vardy Werner

        Steer Mitchell Romeu Davis

      3. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Saiss or Digne? And why?

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Saiss, better value IMO

        2. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Saiss better value but Digne was the next three

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            *for

        3. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Reece James is a combo of these two - Cheap and on Corners

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            But not nailed.

            1. Inazuma X1
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Mark has James.

              1. Holding Matip
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                That literally has nothing to do with him being nailed lol, he's not nailed

        4. Hospital Pass
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Hard to be too confident, but Saiss. 1.0m cheaper playing for a clear contender for the top 4.

        5. Sgt Frank Drebin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Both great options and great value. I doubt Saiss will be so attacking every game, but could be wrong

          1. baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Maybe they sold Doherty, because Saiss can be attacking enough?

        6. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Cheers everyone

      4. Arsenal97
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        5.5m or less defender for next 3 gws ?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Mina, Keane or Coleman

          Saiss

        2. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Tierney, Davies, Dier, Reece James

        3. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Wan Bissaka

      5. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        What is Cazoo? See it 5 times in my WC squad

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Huh?

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Everton and Villa sponsors

        2. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Sponsors

        3. JustSomeGuy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 12 days ago

          An online used car dealer.

        4. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Hahahaha

      6. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        If KDB is actually price locked and doesnt rise b4 the deadline i'm gonna be quite pissed coz I would not have let Alli drop if i'd known that was the case. Losing 0.1 at this stage is like losing 0.5 but I figured I'm gonna break into the 0.5 when I get KDB in next gw anyways so it doesnt rly matter as much if I hold Alli, but again no KDB price rise last night...

        1. Tinker Nat
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 11 days ago

          I wish someone would have told me this. I WC'ed cos a lot of players I wanted were at 90%+........I am not going to cry to hard, I got KDB, Bruno, Martial, James, Shaw, Gabriel and Saiss in on the shuffle......but still.....I thought this site would have given important information like this, I login every day....

      7. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        People going crazy because they are about to lose 1/1000th of their budget. Lol

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Good point

        2. KING KOUNDER
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Lolz on you if you think the impact is so low.

          1. jtreble
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Analytical models suggest 0.1 m. is worth 1.9 pts. over 38 weeks.

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              And since 1.9 points is less than 1/1000 of your final FPL score it's not worth making decisions based on 0.1 value. Take hits into account and it becomes even more moronic

            2. CostaCoffee
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Not really true though..

              Not every 0.1 is worth the same if that makes sense

              1. jtreble
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                "0.1 m. is worth 1.9 pts. over 38 weeks" is just a rough generalization. GL.

          2. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            It quite literally, logically and mathematically is 1/1000th of your budget. And don't give me the bs of .1 is the same as .5

        3. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          If you look at it in a positive way, you are forced to have 0.4 ITB which will be very useful for your future transfers!

        4. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          This. My strategy is to lose 0.5 because it's basicly like losing 0.0.

        5. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          I don't think that it's that - the loss of 0.1 at this stage means you're priced out of a whole swathe of players at a certain price ... unless you take a hit elsewhere. Messes up transfer plans.

          1. Limbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Exactly. There is nuance. It's not just mathematical. There is a real chance a 0.1 loss becomes a 2 week wait on a transfer - or a hit.

        6. Hospital Pass
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          It's a headache at this stage of the season: 0.1m short is short, so prevents transfers. But I do agree taking a hit to save 0.1m is usually punished. Especially if the player you got rid of scores a brace (Hello, Alli!).

          1. Tinker Nat
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Clearly this! 1000/1..... if it blocks you getting a player you want in, it sucks and worth more than 1.9 points.....

      8. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Ivanovic gotta be worth a punt at 4.5! Guy was fpl gold back in the day!

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          When he played for Chelsea...

        2. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Was thinking this about 5 mins ago myself. 4.5 is a bargain. Pity he's with WBA

        3. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          He's not exactly going to be the Chelsea Ivanovic though 😆

        4. CostaCoffee
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Scored 4 goals in 25 last season, seems like he's still as good as ever in the air. Would definitely be worth a look if WBA become solid at the back

        5. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Does play for the baggies now though. No longer alongside terry and those boys...

          one to watch though

      9. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        What would you do with Diogo Jota? Any roumors on why didn't he play? Is he just out of favour or was it more about fatigue after international duty?

        1. iL PiStOlErO
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Would probably sell, he will be heavily rotated whole season...

      10. Pedram
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        On wildcard, Pickford or Leno?

        1. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Pickford's fixtures are certainly better

        2. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Leno of those, Guaita has great fixtures from GW5 if you can ride out the rough next three

        3. aapoman
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Pickford. Allan and Doucoure as the defensive mids looked dominant

      11. aapoman
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Havertz to JRod for free sound good?

        1. Hospital Pass
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Lots of reasons to do it: Havertz was poor, Liverpool next, Hamez was class, has WBA up next, leaves 1.0 in the bank. Might pay off handsomely. I confess I would hold the transfer, but my teams tend to need at least a mini wildcard early doors!

        2. tm370
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Do it!

      12. FPL Dancer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        For those planning to use their Wildcard for Gameweek 2, check out the video below for some tips!!

        https://youtu.be/uVBeTufbplE

      13. Wivanee
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Is Podence nailed? If not, who is his spot at risk of?

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Jota possibly a threat. I'm monitoring, could be my asm replacement soonish

          1. Wivanee
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            I'm eyeing up both Podence and ASM. He looked lively GW1

        2. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Jota, Neto, Podence and Troare are vying for those positions, but 2 play left 2 play right, I think the LW is Podence's to lose atm

          1. Pep Roulette
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Traore first choice for RWB unless Wolves sign someone in that position. That leaves Podence, Jota & Neto. Only way Podence is left out is if Nuno switches to 3-5-2 where Jimenez & Jota play as two forwards!

      14. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Thiago a great signing, pretty much exactly what they needed imo to better link defence-->attack with creativity and even some goal threat from range.

        Price predictions? Any takers?

        I'm very interested if he comes in under 7m, as he's surely nailed - but maybe that's too much to ask

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          8.0-8.5

          1. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Actually 7.0-7.5 ptobably

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

            Lol

        2. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          I wonder why Bayern didn't keep him

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            yeah bit of a strange one, he was pretty important piece of their team

          2. Amey
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Washed up.
            😉

          3. Bartowski
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            He wanted to play in the Premier League, had one year left on his contract.

        3. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          6.5 and not an FPL option. Will improve attack but defence may suffer a bit

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Not an FPL option even at that price? Could chip in with a solid 5-10 G/A each imo.

            Will defo improve attack, but he's no scrub defensively either I didn't think? High work rate, will help win the ball back surely

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              A decent Bundesliga season in 16/17 but not much to write home about elsewhere

              https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/thiago/leistungsdatendetails/spieler/60444

        4. aapoman
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          According to Transfermarkt he only had 3 goals and 2 assists the entire season (40 games) so not expecting him to be more than 6.5

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Oh interesting, that's lower than i thought tbh. Maybe more of a AA player than I thought

      15. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Do we expect Grealish to increase his output of attacking returns next season? 8 goals and 7 assists

        1. Flaming Flamingo
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          It'll be around the same, if I were to guess

        2. CostaCoffee
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Assists should definitely go up now that he's got a decent striker

        3. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          I can see him hitting a double double personally.

        4. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Should do better this season with a striker that might finish his chances

        5. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Definitely

        6. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Watkins instead of Davis/Samatta/Wesley, absolutely. Unless he's moved deeper.

        7. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          I expect he'll improve, considering how poor we were for most of last season. Watkins will help for sure.

        8. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Cool cheers all - gonna go with Jack from the off on my WC, two nice fixtures to have a proper look at him

      16. Kane Lane
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        What do you reckon Bale price will be fantasy managers? I'm thinking 9.5M Will he be high owned or is Son still better pick.

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          10m I think

        2. iL PiStOlErO
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Around 9.5 yes

        3. Hospital Pass
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Wouldn't bet against 9.5m. Be surprised if the Pro Pundits will go for him big time initially, but I expect he'll have very high ownership initially - it's such big news. Those without him I suspect will be watching first Spurs game from behind the sofa. Especially if's against a Southampton side whose first team just got taught a lesson by Brentford. I'm getting flashbacks to last season's 9-0, but that's probably nuts.

          1. tm370
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            9.5 max. Even then, 2.0 more than James for an injury prone player off the back of two poor seasons...

        4. Bartowski
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Would wait for him to pick up some fitness, he could only play half a Wales game recently.

      17. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Why is saving a FT this week so under rated?

        1. 2 weeks of information
        2. See how Manc clubs shape up
        3. Rashford could be gold upfront in a 4-3-1-2
        4. Greenwood could become a better 7.5 option that JRod
        5. One of Foden or Mahrez could be worthwhile picks
        6. Monitor Sterling & Kun, who both have less than 5% ownership currently.
        7. Can always take a -4 and play a mini WC with additional information.

        1. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          It's not underrated, most people just have things they need to fix already

          1. King Kohli
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            As long as u have a decent bench, you can get away this week.
            You will have more flexibility with transfers and more options to choose from next gw.

        2. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          exactly my approach, i picked a team to guide me through the first 4-6 GWs, if no injuries i will back my decisions and get one more week of data to make changes

        3. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          I have Pulisic 😕

          1. King Kohli
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            I have Kai, it's the same thing 🙂

        4. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          What Bubz said. I would've done it if I didn't have to fix Vinagre. Bad decision taking him on my part

        5. GloryManUnited
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Don't see them playing a 4-3-1-2 but that is a fair point.

        6. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Everytime I have saved a FT in GW2/3 I have ended up wildcarding the following week.

          Anyways I have double Soton forwards & Pulisic so I need make a couple of moves.

      18. pundit of punts
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Steer
        Justin - Holding - Targett
        Salah - Aubameyang - Son - Havertz
        Martial - Richarlison - Wilson

        McCarthy - Bissouma - KWP - Mitchell

        I think I’m set for this gw. Thoughts? 🙂

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Wishful thinking with Steer but GTG

          1. pundit of punts
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            McCarthy comes in anyway

            Cheers

        2. Flaming Flamingo
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Looks strong

          1. pundit of punts
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Ta

        3. lilmessipran
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Looks good.. having no taa/Robbo really gives you a great front 7, atleast on paper

      19. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Can fully see Alli hitting a brace and burning sellers this week, but tbh feels less stressful not owning a non-nailed Mourinho attacking mid now 😆

        It is what it is

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Nahh

        2. Tempestic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          This is why i've held him but I'm not happy about the 0.1 loss tbh

          Got a bad feeling he'll be benched again lmao with LoCelso back

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Yeah. Being left behind in England probably increases his chances of starting, but rumours of a rift with Mou, poor Spurs form and Lo Celso returning didn't inspire me with confidence

        3. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Classic FPL along with Vinagre coming off the bench for a couple of assists against Man City

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            haha oh boy that would be pure pain right there.

            SURELY not

          2. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Yes - assisting Jota no doubt

        4. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          I really hope so, else he could go down as one of the worst Spot the Differential picks in history 🙂

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Oh no I definitely hope not fella, that would hurt 😆

            Think our pre-season faith in Spurs turning up may have been misplaced

            1. avfc82
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Thing is, I wasn't big on Spurs, didn't include any in my squad, just thought Alli would tick over. Definitely didn't expect him to be hauled off at HT having come close to scoring tho.

              1. TLF
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                He looked sharp pre season too. Very odd, see how things play out in the coming weeks I guess.

        5. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Looks like a classic falling out with Mourinho

      20. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 days ago

        I am having some fun on my WC picking players who might rise. Already 0.1 up with DCL which allows me to move for a player which I was 0.1 short for 🙂

        Will do the same for tonight and tomorrow and hopefully gain some more 😀

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          DCL won't rise again - this wasn't the week to WC to gain value

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 12 days ago

            I was not intending to use my WC to gain value this week but while I am at it, may as well start early.

        2. aapoman
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          ???

          For each 0.2 price rise you get 0.1 if you sell that player. So if you bought DCL at 7.0 you can still only sell him at 7.0

          1. Tempestic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            imagine hes now priced out of DCL 😆

            1. aapoman
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              LOL

          2. FOO FIGHTER
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Facepalm for me lol. At least I got rid of Alli in time lol

        3. lilmessipran
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Are you not aware of how the price system works on fpl? This ain't fanteam

        4. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          You need a 0.2m price rise for each player to gain 0.1m

        5. iL PiStOlErO
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Not sure it you dont understand this game or just trolling....

      21. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        All set for this week? Hit taken but think it sets me up nicely for the future with 1.0 ITB and ability to get Manc players in after a week evidence 🙂

        Ryan (Steer)
        TAA Doherty KWP Lewis (Mitchell)
        Auba(c) Salah JRodriguez ASM (Gordon)
        Werner Ings (Davis)

        Over the coming weeks something like Auba Ings Davis to KDB Martial Wilson looks quite nice - though would need Doherty to BUR to fund it I think. Maybe ASM to Podence if he looks nailed and I have a spare FT

        1. Flaming Flamingo
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Not a fan of having to play KWP and Lewis every week, but for this week the team looks good

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            A bit risky, but basically with both am relying on chance of attacking returns (both were close to assists last week) and the odd chance of a CS. Will take that for 4.5

            Mitchell can also be rotated in for the tougher games in the short term

            1. Flaming Flamingo
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Fair enough, if you are going to take risks in FPL it makes sense to take a chance on cheaper players you feel have decent upside * cries in Vinagre *

              Best of luck 🙂

        2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          yep decent
          depending on output Ings could be downgraded and help for Manc player

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Oh that's the plan definitely over the next few if SOU still struggling. He'll either go to Martial, or downgrade to Wilson to help fund that.

      22. GloryManUnited
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Not a peep about Sir Harry Kane...Eyes emoji.

        He will haul this weekend

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Him and Son should ruin Saint's high line

          1. GloryManUnited
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            I'm a McCarthy and KWP owner and fully expect 0 from both. It is going to be a 3-1/4-1 game IMO

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 12 days ago

              So am I, it's not going to be fun for sure

        2. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Could do. Could also be tired from EL

          1. GloryManUnited
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Could be, has to be tough mouth breathing with current air conditions.

        3. Hospital Pass
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          A Kane hat trick would be fun. I feel September is the new August.

      23. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        What do we think for this GW?

        Auba will become KDB next GW

        McCarthy
        TAA, KWP, James
        Salah, Auba (C), Bruno (VC), Harrison, Soucek
        Werner, Mitro

        Nyland, Mitchell, Vina, Brewster

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Nice, well set up. Be wary of James minutes with Azpi about though, and also wouldn't wanna play Harrison Soucek every week. 0.5 from Auba to KDB could help with that I suppose

          1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            agreed on James, got lucky tbh with points last GW
            Soucek/Harrison will become one of the Wolves players soon

      24. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Son > Rash for free?

        or wait for GW3 and hope that KDB and Bruno are still within reach as I have exact cash now to do;

        Son & Auba > Bruno and KDB.

        1. iL PiStOlErO
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Wait

      25. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Play Meslier or Lloris?

        Just realized I have Meslier on the bench for most of my FanTeam drafts.

        1. Flaming Flamingo
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          I'd play Meslier

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

          Same..I am hedging it with meslier and darlow in some lloris in others

        3. Tonyawesome69
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Meslier - have a feeling SOU will score

        4. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Gotta be Meslier.

      26. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Does anyone have any idea about Ancelotti's impact on Digne's attacking output? Has it increased or decreased under him?

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Decreased as he's not on all dead ball situations

        2. Flaming Flamingo
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Decreased slightly, based on the eye test. He used to push very high up under Silva

        3. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Cheers fam

      27. Jimjam
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Ings --> Richarlison with a FT?

        1. Flaming Flamingo
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          I wouldn't

        2. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          I probably would if nothing more urgent. Richarlison is not the flavour of the week elsewhere because he didn't score.

      28. Cheeto__Bandito
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Watkins, Trossard or Harrison as a rotation player in squad?

          1. Inazuma X1
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Rotation player?

            Trossard out of those 3

          2. Holding Matip
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            The cheapest of the three