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. xHaTr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Reckon theres any chance Steer gets a start for one game this week?

    Would surely be a better pick than McCarthy this week

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I'm playing him over McCarthy. Likely autosub if he doesn't start.

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        And I think there's a chance, albeit a small one. Maybe they give Martinez a few days to settle in.

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      No, but play him anyway and let autosubs do their thing

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Guaranteed points from the bench. Kina fun (:

      2. xHaTr
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Suppose theres the very small risk of Martinez starting and coming off injured

        1. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Would be nice if that happened before the 30 minute mark.

    3. Chilli Heatwave
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Martinez will start I think, but as everyone has said start him anyway and autosub

  2. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Glad I got rid of Alli for a hit. The uncertainty just isn't worth it when James Rodriguez looked so good and has an absolutely plum fixture.

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Honestly, it's been one of the most straightforward transfers I've ever had to make. Happy with it. Let's see what's next.

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        It made sense and the price drop for Alli was extra incentive.

        1. Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Annoying that drop. Forgot how much .1 messes up your moves early on.

          I regret not losing him

          1. Tempestic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Same..

      2. Silent Friend
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I still dont trust Hames, his passing is great but never get into the box, wont score many goals

        1. Dr Van Nostrand
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          He will against weaker teams. Nearly scored from distance also

        2. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          It was an away game against a top 6 team. I know Spurs didn't play well but still, he'll face much weaker opposition in the coming weeks.

  3. Invincibles
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Took a -4, RMT (sorry) and what to sort out next week?

    Mccarthy
    James TAA Justin
    ASM Auba Salah Bruno
    Wilson Mitro Werner

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      What changes did you make?

      1. Invincibles
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Son, Ings > Bruno, Wilson

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          All good to go then

  4. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    How many GWs would Bale need to adapt to football again?

    1. Invincibles
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Few holes before he gets that driver working

    2. Silent Friend
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      5 golf match )

    3. ameisin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Considering he hasn't tried since 2017 probably quite a few.

  5. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    I have set my WC

    Martinez Steer
    Digne Trent Lamptey Taylor Saiss
    Salah Sterling Rodriguez Harrison Biss
    Werner Martial Brewster

    If Salah is still 12m by Saturday morning I will move him to Aubameyang Capt...

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Why Harrison over Podence?

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I have heavily considered Podence..

    2. Silent Friend
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Why just dont get auba and salah this week?

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        0.5 out what would you do?

    3. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Podence is a better option with those fixtures - No Wolves will hurt

    4. Mancini
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Warby good team same as mine bar shaw dallas and mitchell instead of lamptey taylor and saiss, still toying with the idea of pickford/leno befoee deadline

    5. Sturridge Wars
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Which one?

      A) James Rodriguez
      B) Son

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        A

    6. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      If Bale is priced as a 4.5m midfielder then Bissouma’s days in my team are numbered

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Hahahaha

      2. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Idk Bissouma looked good vs chelsea, reckon I'll hold

      3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Made me laugh out loud

      4. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        lolz

      5. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Or you can just rotate between the two.

    7. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 13 days ago

      James Rodriguez currently getting more votes than Martial in the captain poll. Did not expect to see that.

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        thats dumb

      2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Whaaaat

      3. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Feel like ppl getting caught in their own hype a little bit, not to say he wont do well just I dont see captain material there? not just yet anyways thats for sure

      4. afcblegend
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        'Differential' would be the argument... a bad one.

      5. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        People are remembering his goals for Columbia in the World Cup 10 years ago

        These people would have Pele top of the captain poll if he played now at his age

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 13 days ago

          They're remembering his consistently world class numbers for Colombia, Madrid, Bayern and Monaco.

    8. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Asked it before but would like some more votes on this one

      How would you rank these players for GW2?
      From highest to lowest points potential
      One to start and two on bench

      A) Saiss (MCI)
      B) Reece James (LIV)
      C) Bissouma (new)

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        2 2 2

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Thanks pal

    9. Stand By Mee
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      For how long is Justin nailed on? Would you get him on a WC?

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        At least until Pereira is back (expected to be back GW5)
        I'm keeping in wildcard.

        1. seaside
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          good to know I am not alone, thanks!

      2. seaside
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I am wondering the same... He is currently in my WC, see team below

    10. Pedram
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      A. Klich
      B. Harrison
      C. Podence

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I'd go for A. Nailed and on pens.

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          He's not on pens. Bamford shares with him.

          Podence for me with those fixtures in mind.

          1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Yes, he is on pens but maybe not all of them

      2. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I'm very much interested in C

      3. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        B

    11. JurgenRodgers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Anyone having issues with the sidebar on there mobile?

      1. Annie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        yep had this yesterday, ended up switching to desktop mode.

    12. Chilli Heatwave
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Why is Mings dropping before even playing a game? The mind boggles

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        casuals

      2. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I’ve got a mate who has taken Grealish out as part of a -4 - it’s a skill game

      3. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Well if Manchester players are price locked i reckon he is too

    13. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Is there any way to check who is the highest point scorer (one without using any chip) in GW1?

      1. Ragabolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        https://www.livefpl.net/leagues/314

        First with no chips is at 129 points

    14. Stand By Mee
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Is Pondence nailed on? Would you get him on a WC? I currently have Harisson.

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I would - amazing fixtures after GW2

      2. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Not clear how nailed he is - I’d have though he’d share minutes with Jota

        He is a great option at the price if he is nailed though

      3. AuFeld
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Unsure. But I have him on WC as my 5th mid. Worst-case scenario, Podence ~> Moutinho

    15. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Steer
      TAA, Dier, Egan, Dallas
      Aubameyang, Salah, Rodriguez, ASM
      Werner, Martial

      McCarthy; Soucek, Mitchell, Brewster.

      Good to go or would you play Soucek over one of the defenders?

      1. JURGENAUT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I have both Steer & McCarthy, interested to know if Steer is starting this week? I’d assume Martínez goes straight in.

        I’m playing soucek as my 5th mid. But that’s because you have more defensive variety. I think it’s fine.

        1. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I think Martinez probably will start so it'll be McCarthy off the bench.

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I'd play Soucek over Egan probably.

    16. seaside
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      after some great feedback from you guys I think I might have found my WC squad:

      McCarthy (Forster)
      Digne Saiss Lewis Justin Mitchell
      Salah KDB Hamez Barnes (Biss)
      Martial Jimenez Wilson

      I dropped Bruno so I can squeeze in Salah... This lot leaves me with 1m ITB to keep some flexibility for the coming weeks.

      Finally good to go?

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Good team - I would go for Reece James

        1. seaside
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          thanks! to upgrade Lewis or Justin?

          1. Inazuma X1
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Justin or Saiss

      2. Easy Cheesy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Looks good. I’d just check you are happy to have no chelsea from gw3 onwards

    17. 20LEGEND
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Any Doucoure owners on here? Or just me

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        You and Don Carlo

      2. Easy Cheesy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Me... feeling positive about it as it was an odd choice pre GW1. I’ve got 8 £5m - £5.5m players across def and mid so the idea is he only plays the really good games. On those I reckon he will be bombing forward...

        1. 20LEGEND
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Yea at least he's starting, could have had an assist when he played in DCL. Also own Batshuyai & Jota so will need some mins from them

      3. Stand By Mee
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I like him a lot but I think I'll get Harrison, Klich or Poncence before him for a more attacking player.

        1. 20LEGEND
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Is there anything to be said for Kanye..

          1. 20LEGEND
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Is there anything to be said for Kante..

      4. TheBrazilianRonaldo
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Yep me too

    18. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Johnstone (Button)
      Robbo / Digne / Lewis (Ferg / Struijk)
      Auba / Sterling / Rash / Pereira (Soucek)
      Wilson / Werner / Mitro

      I took what could possibly be considered as an unnecessary -4 in...

      TAA + Alli >
      Struijk + Sterling

      ... but overall, I’m happy moving forward.

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Absolute madness to lose TAA as a minus 4

        Highest point scorer in the game for 7.5m

        1. Galza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I know it’s early and all that, but I had planned to use one of my Pool defs to fund a move on a city player.

          The fact Alli was such a bad pick has made me pull the trigger early.

          As far as losing TAA, I’m obviously not overjoyed at it, but I do think Robbo can cover him.

        2. Respect My Authoritah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          He's not though, is he

      2. seaside
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        is Strujik nailed?

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I mean sterling isn’t nailed either

        2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          No

        3. Galza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Nope.
          But I shouldn’t really need him.

      3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Team looks good. GL.

        1. Galza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Cheers.
          I may of jumped the gun on Sterling, but I really hated my Alli pick and didn’t fancy the sideways move of James.

    19. Twisted Melon
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Auba to KDB this week or next week?

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Next week

      2. Arctic monkeys
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Auba out home to westham ?!

      3. GS456
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        definitely next week

    20. focaccia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Pick one:

      A) Mane Out Fernandes In

      B) Ings Out Martial In

      1. GS456
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        A

    21. Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Who to play this week?

      A. Taylor (lei)
      B. Saiss (MCI)

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Taylor.....

        In my mind it isn’t close

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Taylor

      3. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        A - higher floor
        B - higher ceiling

    22. Sturridge Wars
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Best Man United defender time go with?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        AWB if fit

    23. zizoo10
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      am i the only one that can't stand people writing HAMES insted of JAMES? you don't see people writing Verner do u? we get u think ur cool because you know how to pronounce his name but just type it correctly mate. when i see people write it on twitter i just wana block them

      1. grumpyman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        +1

      2. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Hamez is the best

      3. Squeakybum99
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        There's only one Werner as opposed to 4 James. It's not great but don't see any reason to get too wound up.

        1. zizoo10
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          just say Rodriguez or Jrod like most others. idk why but it just grinds my gears all the best to em

          1. Squeakybum99
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Jrod or Rodriguez is literally another player though. Anyway, I understand, Not a fan either of Hames/z...

      4. ameisin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        It's how it works on here - someone will write a shorthand way of referring to a particular player, sometimes to distinguish them from another, and if enough people like it it'll catch on.

        Emergent language and all that.

    24. Ready Manager One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Looking to replace Alli. Any suggestions for that price? Im not looking at James Rodriguez btw for various reasons.

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Grealish

      2. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Hames

      3. Squeakybum99
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Greenwood, Barnes, Foden (much lower but iffy), Zaha, Willian (bad fixtures after next)

    25. Raybigblue
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Any opinions on a 343 with a 5.5 like klich, podonce etc or a 433 with reece james as a 5m with Digne saiss and a 4.5 who scores more ??
      am thinking James ??

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        4-3-3 yeah James is a good option

        1. Raybigblue
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Thanks

    26. GS456
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      What's everyone's guess at Bale's price?

      9 mill?

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        10.5 I reckon sadly

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Will he be a midfielder or forward

          1. GS456
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            based on the way they've done rashford and auba.

            Got to be a midfielder

      2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        9

      3. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Yep 9m

      4. Dthinger
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Gotta be more than Son, right?

      5. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        10.5 or 11 probably so overpriced

    27. Tinkermania
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Help please. BENCH ONE:
      EGAN, MCBURNIE, AKE?

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Why do u have mcburnie and ake? One doesn't score the other is a backup defender

        1. Tinkermania
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Enablers. I suspect Ake will nail a place but not sure about a cleanie this week.

    28. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      What will Bales price be?

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        9m

      2. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        69

      3. Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Only 0.5 more than Havertz for a proven PL talent?

    29. BIELSA
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Will Werner play this weekend, i see he's flagged yellow