Pro Pundits - Zophar

The best strikers to buy, sell and hold based on FPL goal threat from open play

With so many goals already this season, it’s all about strikers in Fantasy Premier League – but which ones should we sell, keep or buy?

We have already witnessed 103 goals over the first 28 matches of the campaign, an average of 3.68 per game. To put that into perspective, the previous Premier League record across the course of a full season was an average of 2.82 goals per game. 

With nets bulging up and down the country, it is natural to assume that the bulk of the goals will be scored by strikers and, with the new handball regulations leading to more penalties being awarded, it is only natural to favour front-men on spot kick duties.

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For example, the following forwards take penalties for their respective clubs:

  1. Neal Maupay (£6.5m) – Brighton
  2. Chris Wood (£6.5m) – Burnley
  3. Richarlison (£8.0m) – Everton
  4. Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.0m) – Fulham
  5. Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) – Leicester City
  6. Callum Wilson (£6.4m) – Newcastle
  7. Danny Ings (£8.4m) – Southampton
  8. Harry Kane (£10.5m) – Spurs
  9. Charlie Austin/Hal Robson-Kanu (£5.4m) – West Brom
  10. Michail Antonio (£6.4m) – West Ham
  11. Raul Jimenez (£8.6m) – Wolves

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That’s a pretty large share out of the 20 teams. So, while 3-5-2 has been gaining popularity over the last few years, the number of penalty takers available at budget prices in forward positions may very well help cement the classic 3-4-3 as the preferred formation.

But do we want to be investing in strikers who rely exclusively on penalties? While there could be merit in that approach, surely we want to investing those who offer plenty of threat from open play as well.

So, let’s have a look how the league’s strikers have done so far using the Fantasy Football Scout Premium Members Area.

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  1. Whats the Mata?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Martinez
    Semedo - Saiss - James
    KDB - Foden - Havertz - Son*** - Salah
    Jimenez - DCL

    Button - Lamptey - Brewster - Mitchell

    1ft, 0.0m itb.

    A. Son to Harvey Barnes. Gives me 2m to do Saiss/Semedo to Robertson the following week.
    Guess one Pool fullback is essential. Too good.

    OR

    B. Keep Son. Bench this week if he doesn't start because he's likely to be back after the IB with good fixtures.

    Thanks!

    1. NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Keep Son

    2. zman575
        1 month, 24 days ago

        B for sure. Spurs hitting form at the right time before a good run of fixtures and son was never really gonna do anything away at man utd this week anyways

      • DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I’d do A. Missing some Pool defence myself and it feels a bit stupid not having any

      • Geriatric Unathletic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Yes, needs a Pool fullback. How you do that is another issue entirely. I would downgrade Son and Barnes is a great potential pick.

    3. Back sack and Dack
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Rumours Mané has tested positive for covid 19

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Captain Salah

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Are there any stats to indicate that when Mane is out Salah hauls? Just curious, not trying to be contrary

          1. NULL-X-VOID
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Yes, a lot of stats.

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 24 days ago

              A ton

              1. Stormbringer22
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Thanks both, will have a look

                1. The Knights Template
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Are those stats underlying?

                  1. Critical Observer
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Wouldn't believe them for a minute if they weren't.

                  2. Over The Mounié
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    ... or just lying?

      2. NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        whattttttttt

        If this is true, people are going to change their cap

      3. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        One week jota punt....

      4. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 24 days ago

        From one source, FPL Elite. I'm inclined to believe it's rubbish, they don't mind publicity.

      5. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        if no source then ban

      6. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        With Mane confirmed out, Salah is essential

      7. Over The Mounié
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Glad I've held onto Jota!

      8. Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I heard that from a friend but didn't believe it. Anything official anywhere ?

    4. fpork
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Current team, with 1FT and 0,5 ITB.
      McCarthy (Steer)
      James, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Taylor, Walker-Peters
      Salah, Sterling, Son (Saint-Maximin) (Reed)
      Adams, Werner (Davis)

      What to do?
      1) Son->Mahrez
      2) Son->Barnes
      3) Saint-Maximin->Podence/Soucek
      4) Hope either Son or Saint-Maximin plays and save transfer.

      1. NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        3)

    5. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I am lowkey hoping that Lampard comes out with a "Werner is injured" statement on the presser so that it gives me the excuse to do Werner to Ings as my FT 😀

      1. The Cloud Watcher
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I think my mind is already made up to do the same, but Werner being injured would certainly make it an easier decision.

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Werner up against Joel Ward - brace incoming

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I truly hope so my friend. As I said - more inclined to hold Werner and keep that FT

          1. Shineonme
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Werner will start and score I'm sure

      3. Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Werner isn't injured though so why would Lampard say that or are you just hoping he does ?

    6. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Ac Milan pen shoot out is well worth a look on bbc this morning

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Is it still going on?

        1. DandyDon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Almost

      2. Bobby_Baggio
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        crazy - i watched it, 10 years of life lost 🙂

    7. Bobby_Baggio
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Morning all. In my Draft league would you swap any of the below out for Greenwood?

      A) Podence
      B) Soucek
      C) Klich
      D) Trossard

      Would you swap any of the below out for Stevens?

      A) Dias
      B) Saiss
      C) Semedo

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        A
        A

        1. Bobby_Baggio
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Cheers - you dont think podence will come straight back in?

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            He might but don't think he is as nailed as many like to think he is.

            1. Bobby_Baggio
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              cool cheers

      2. Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        A
        A

    8. NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Keep Greenwood, probably the best Man Utd asset to own, for open play returns, if you own any.

      1. NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        reply fail to Bobby's post above

        1. Bobby_Baggio
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          sorry i meant the other way around so greenwood is available and the above list are my current players

      2. lilmessipran
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Expect United to sign atleast another winger before the window closes..he will be the first one to get rotated when that happens

    9. Maddamotha
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      This good for a hit? Or keep ASM one more week?

      Son, ASM > Greenwood, Barnes (-4)

      1. mcsteely
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Maybe wait one more week. Patience could pay off on ASM

        1. Maddamotha
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Thats what Im thinking to, just struggling to replace Son...

          1. mcsteely
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            He could be back after IB

    10. Bobby's Teeth
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Afternoon legends, what do you think of this WC draft?

      Martinez Nyland
      TAA Robbo Masuaku Dunne Mitchell
      Mane KdB Barnes Zaha Burke
      Jimi DCL Bamford

      ITB: 0.2M (for Mane upgrade to Salah if reqd)

      1. mcsteely
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I'd go Salah instead because pens.
        Not convinved by Zaha myself either but like the front line and double Liv def

      2. Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        salah instead of mane and that looks better

    11. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Coufal officially a Hammer. Confirmed.

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Is he any good? Or just...ahem...oufal?

    12. mcsteely
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Son to Bruno for a hit?
      Already done Werner to Jimi

      1. Maddamotha
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Probably yes, who do you have on the bench for Son?

        1. mcsteely
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          KWP

          1. Maddamotha
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            He's a good option this week to be fair, I'm starting KWP. If Son is ready after the international break it might be wise to keep him. But you know Fernandes will score a pen lol

      2. Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        yes

    13. King Kohli
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Which big hitter along with Salah on WC?

      A. Sterling
      B. KDB

      Sterling looks the best (c) this week while KDB is the best pick in gw 5.
      Gw 6-7, Salah (c) for two home games

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        A

      2. Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        A

    14. SOTHPAW
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      All I can find at the moment from BBC Sport.

      News conferences: 0915 BST Sheff Utd, Newcastle; 0930; Man Utd, Aston Villa

    15. Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Team gtg for this week?

      Martinez
      Saiss Semedo James
      KDB (c) Salah Havertz Foden Barnes
      Jimi (vc) DCL
      Forster Lamptey Mitchell Brewster

      1. Silent Friend
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Jiminez captain

    16. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Also, I've two off this list, and plan on selling the 3rd if a certain transfer goes through midweek.
      Glad to see Zophar has Wood, it's of great importance to him each podcast.

    17. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      DCL is hard to ignore

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        He's 7.5 now. Could have got him for 7.1 last week. When you think of it like that, it really makes you feel like you've missed the boat and therefore makes him easier to ignore. The law of FPL stubbornness (stupidity).

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          7.5 is pretty cheap

        2. Shineonme
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          7.5 is still a bargain considering players like martial was 2 mill more

          1. Mr. O'Connell
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Don't disagree. Unfortunately I've fallen into the stubbornness trap. Even more so since I ignored him on wildcard.

    18. The Red Devil
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Mitrovic to ings/Jimmy for a hit? Already on -4

      1. mcsteely
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Probably not

      2. Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I would do it now because you're only want to do after jimmy hauls and mitro gets 2 pts

    19. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Expected points:

      A) Jimenez (FUL)
      B) KDB (lee)
      C) Ings (WBA)

      8
      9
      13

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        0
        2
        9

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Jimenez at the wrong end again? Going full Frank Sinclair on us

          1. Mr. O'Connell
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Haha not quite. Going for a missed pen this week.

      2. Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        10
        5
        5

      3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        12
        15
        9

    20. Az
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Hey all,

      Mark and I recorded FPL BlackBox Episode 5 – City to Lead FPL Recovery? - last night and there are lots of ways you can watch / listen if you missed it.

      The idea of FPL BlackBox is to reflect back on the mistakes we make during the season to try and become better managers.

      YouTube: https://bit.ly/30077OM
      Spotify: https://spoti.fi/30l8xnp
      iTunes: https://apple.co/303zvzo
      Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2RU2S2S
      Soundcloud: https://bit.ly/3046ST4

      Remember to like and sub on your chosen platform! It really helps us out as we look to grow the channel.

      Cheers 🙂

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Was busy last night so will tune in now. Always a great podcast.

        1. Az
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Cheers Camzy < 3

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Oh boy it's over two hours long. This gon be good!

            1. Az
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              It's about 1h45 cos, unfortunately, we cant edit out the waiting room bit..

      2. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Nice one AZ, just started listening. Thanks a lot!

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Alright, I'm disappearing into the Black Hole now - too late mind, as I've already done me trannies.

      3. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Was a good one last night 🙂

        Do you have a schedule for which day its on? Wasn't it Wednesday last week?

        1. Az
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          its Thursdays at 9, we just did it last Wednesday as it was the best day for Luke 🙂

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Cheers!

      4. Rinseboy
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I don't watch many of these things but always tune into this..Great watch and banter Az!

        1. Az
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          thanks bud!

      5. SomewhatPleasing
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        This is superb content & excellent entertainment.
        Thanks for putting in all the hard work & providing a valuable addition to what's already out there.

        1. Az
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          no problem! thanks for listening!

      6. xHaTr
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        You need to wildcard dude

        1. Az
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          NEVER

      7. IRBOX ⚽
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Love the pod bro! Having Sutherns back is a breath of fresh air. The banter and insight is second to none. Congratulations on the innovation.

      8. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I thought you guys were keeping it to 1hr? I just don’t have time to watch 2+ hrs haha

        1. Az
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          we've decided not to worry too much about time and will be releasing a couple of 8-10 min "snippets" each week on the key topics from the pod 🙂

    21. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      If it's true that Mane has covid, at least Salah is 100% safe as Mane would never pass it to him

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Zing

      2. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Lol 😀

      3. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Haha

      4. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Boom Boom

      5. Bobby_Baggio
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        wheyyyyyy

        1. lilmessipran
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Proteinnn

      6. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        It's the way you tell them!

    22. San_Jose
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      What are peoples thoughts on how Barkley will do at Villa? or are their better options in the price bracket. Team below. £0itb

      Martinez - Nyland

      Lamptey - Mitchell - Robertson - James - Dunn

      Salah - KDB - Bruno - Barkley - Stephens

      DCL - Vardy - Bamford

    23. Bobby_Baggio
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Do we think Saiss or Semedo are worth bringing in on a WC?

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Wolves defense hasn't been great so far but the fixtures are excellent and you'd expect them to improve.

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Not until wolves show improvement. Saiss in particular seems a risk

        1. Bobby_Baggio
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          yea saiss more of a worry for me then semedo

      3. Easy Cheesy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Same issue. The fixtures are too appealing. I got podence and jimi before price rises and now trying to work out how mad triple wolves is

      4. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Definitely.

        One poor game against WHU doesn't mean that they're a no go. Their fixtures are amazing. If they keep a clean sheet this week (and they're top of the clean sheet odds), watch people flock back to them again.

    24. My neck my back my Saed Kol…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Looks like Brewster is going in most teams now!

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Here we go!

      2. Bobby_Baggio
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Fulham trying to grab him

        1. My neck my back my Saed Kol…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Permanent move to Sheffield it seems

      3. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Do tell!

        1. My neck my back my Saed Kol…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Permanent move to Sheffield. 22 million according to the reliable David ornstein

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Beautiful, ready to start him every week and maximize that budget

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              You'd be trolling yourself. United will still be a low-scoring team. For an extra 1.5 there are a range of options for far more reliable forwards.

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 24 days ago

                They were a low scoring team with dreadful strikers. I'll give Brewster a few GWs to show what he's got but if he comes good then I've got no qualms about utilizing the strategy above.

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Sure, if he goes all DCL over us I'll change my view, but I won't be rushing to drop Ings or Jimi for him.

              2. My neck my back my Saed Kol…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                I dunno. Compare him to the 4.5 midfielders and he’ll definitely out score them. Means a switch in team structure but a regularly starting main striker at 4.5 is too hard to resist

    25. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      @Zophar Did you write this BBC article? https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/54359583

      Personally I see more value in the 442.

      Even in this climate a defender is still better value than a striker. We have so many great attacking defenders across all price brackets.

      The funds you save from going 442 are very useful with so many expensive players in the game... It allows you to really take advantage of good fixtures.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Do you really think 4-4-2 makes sense though given the real lack of clean sheets across the league this season?

        I'm not entirely convinced. What makes you think it's best?

        If you're going 4-4-2 with TAA and Robbo okay maybe I see the point, but that's not really a 4-4-2 because those Liverpool defenders are basically mids.

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          As shown on black box last night there's really not a lower amount of clean sheets so far this season despite the amount of goals scored.

        2. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          It's not a trend I see continuing. It isn't uncommon to see lots of goals and few clean sheets in the first few weeks.

          And yeah, of course that's still a 442. Yes they are like mids, so are a few of the other defenders. And many mids are like forwards. But that's the point.

      2. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        with cheap forwards I prefer 3 up top and playing 4.5 / 5.0 mid of my bench rather than a non playing 4.5 attacker on my bench - covid means your subs may be called into use a bit more than normal as winter approaches

      3. Kindness
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I think 4 4 2 could turn out to be the optimal formation as this is what I started with but definitely not at the moment with there being so many strikers doing well. You lose an attacking slot with a 4 4 2. Who apart from digne, castagne or the Liverpool guys are the great attacking defenders?

    26. Mid budget coach
        1 month, 24 days ago

        A. TAA
        B. Son
        Which would you pick long term?

        1. Saïss doesn't mat…
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Given they play 2 different positions it might be helpful to mention who you're pairing them up with, e.g

          TAA+def1 or
          Son+mid1

          1. Mid budget coach
              1 month, 24 days ago

              I have a chance to upgrade Lascelles to TAA and he will be set and forget...but that means taking Son out for a 6.0 or less e.g Trossard

              And thats why the question about who is better long term between TAA and Son.
              Also am thinking i cant bravely captain TAA like i can Son

          2. Shineonme
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            A

            1. Mid budget coach
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Thanks

          3. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Exclusive: Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster to sign for Sheffield United today. £23.5m, 15% sell-on clause, buyback option lasting 3 years. Travelled & medical overnight / this morn. Was interest from Palace + Villa @TheAthleticUK #SUFC #LFC #CPFC #AVFC

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Awesome, that saves me from some awkward transfers after picking him on WC

              1. Hotdogs for Tea
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                still a non playing forward though, can’t see him starting 😉

                1. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Yes but he was blocking a pool spot!

                2. The 12th Man
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  He’ll get minutes though.
                  At 4.5m he will be better than any midfielder at that price.

                  Him and Soucek for 9.5m is a bargain.

                  1. Hotdogs for Tea
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    343 - Prefer Soucek on my bench and any of Bamford, Maupay, Wilson, Mitro etc up top as my third forward

            2. The 12th Man
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Lovely. Ready for the Fulham game.

            3. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Magnificent

          4. SOTHPAW
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            BBC Sport

            Premier League news conferences

            Chris Wilder, Steve Bruce, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Dean Smith and Mikel Arteta will be speaking to the media this morning.

            Sean Dyche and Jurgen Klopp follow after 12:00 BST, with Roy Hodgson, Scott Parker and Nuno Espirito Santo following after 13:00.

            David Moyes (or Alan Irvine if he is still self-isolating), Frank Lampard, Pep Guardiola, Carlo Ancelotti, Ralph Hasenhuttl, Brendan Rodgers and Slaven Bilic are holding their news conferences at 13:30.

          5. Saïss doesn't mat…
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Auba to KDB or hold??
            (if I bring in kdb he gets the armband straight away)

            Mitro is also on the chopping board but dcl now way out of reach so he can survive one more week

            1ft 1.2m banked

            Leno
            Robbo Saïss Taylor Justin
            Mane(c) auba* Rodriguez zaha
            Vardy Mitro

            1. Mid budget coach
                1 month, 24 days ago

                If Mane and Covid is not fake news, you would say you only have one captain option in Vardy. Arsenal fixtures not so great and even though Aubameyang is solid he rarely hauls...you'll be strong but average....i think you'll have to get KDB as another captain option. DCL too if you can

            2. juanmata8
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              A) Werner > Ings

              or

              B) Hames + Werner > Bruno + Mitro/Bamford next week for free?

            3. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Brewster facing Fulham next GW, now there's a benching headache. Probably Foden

              1. The Knights Template
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Will be watching him closely. Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling were once $4.5m. Hope he goes on to better things.

                1. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  He's clearly got highly rated talent and I suspect Wilder is putting his trust in him after United's struggles in front of goal, there's definitely potential there.