Transfers

How the transfer deadline day deals could affect FPL

While there wasn’t a spate of big-money moves on the final day of the international summer transfer window, there were nevertheless some notable deals to report.

Amid the cavalcade of yellow tickers and chip shop sightings, we round up the confirmed transfers that could present Fantasy bosses with new targets or have a negative impact on existing assets.

The prices given in brackets in the article below are the players’ Fantasy Premier League cost, rather than their actual transfer fees.

More detailed Scout Reports will follow on a handful of the marquee signings mentioned.

INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS

While the £9m signing of 18-year-old Facundo Pellistri is very much one for the future, Manchester United completed two other notable swoops on deadline day.

Edinson Cavani has joined the Red Devils on a free transfer, while Alex Telles has signed from Porto for a reported £15m.

Cavani’s capture does have echoes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s move to Manchester, with the Swede signing for United in the dotage of his career (Ibrahimovic was 34 upon his move to the Premier League, an age that Cavani will reach in January).

Ibrahimovic managed 17 goals in 28 appearances in his first year in the English top flight but Cavani will have to pull out all the stops to emulate those achievements, with his best years behind him.

The Uruguayan plundered 138 goals in 200 Ligue I appearances for Paris Saint-Germain but was a peripheral figure in his final, injury-affected year with the French club, starting only seven league games.

Anthony Martial’s (£8.9m) suspension conveniently opens up a void in attack for the next three Premier League matches but Cavani’s last competitive action came in early March, so he may be gradually introduced rather than thrown into the fray in Gameweek 5.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said of Cavani: 

Edinson is an experienced ultimate professional who always gives everything for his team. His goalscoring record for club and country is fantastic and we are delighted to sign a player of his calibre.

He’ll bring energy, power, leadership and a great mentality to the squad but, most importantly, he’ll bring goals. He has had a brilliant career so far, winning trophies at almost every club he has played for, and he still has so much more to give at the highest level.

Telles is in a much better place match-fitness wise, however, having already played three league matches for Porto in 2020/21.

The left-back racked up two goals and as many assists in those three games alone and his rate of attacking returns really catches the eye: last season, he registered 19 of them (11 goals, eight assists) in 31 Liga NOS appearances.

Eight of those 11 strikes were penalties, however, and he would appear unlikely to wrestle spot-kick duties away from Bruno Fernandes (£10.5m) any time soon.

On top of that, six of his eight assists came from corners – again, a tally he would struggle to get anywhere near if Fernandes’ monopoly on set plays continues.

Luke Shaw‘s (£5.0m) position obviously now comes under some threat if Solskjaer sticks with a four-man defence, with Brandon Williams (£4.4m) slipping further down the pecking order.

Jordan Pickford‘s (£5.0m) ongoing struggles between the posts has led to calls from some quarters for Carlo Ancelotti to add to his goalkeeping pool and he has done just that with the acquisition of Robin Olsen.

The Sweden international has arrived on a season-long loan deal from Roma but there is some scepticism over whether Olsen is anything other than a new back-up for Pickford, with his own patchy form leading to him being surplus to requirements at the Italian giants.

Another side who have started 2020/21 well, Leeds United, recruited Brazilian winger Raphinha on Monday.

The versatile wide-midfielder has spent time on both flanks during his career but mostly played on the right at previous club Rennes, so could pose a challenge to Helder Costa (£5.7m) at Elland Road.

Raphinha registered five goals and three assists in 22 run-outs for the Ligue I outfit last season and scored at the weekend in what was his final appearance for the club.

Arsenal’s new defensive midfielder Thomas Partey isn’t likely to appeal from a Fantasy perspective.

But his £45m move could still be significant to us FPL managers, should it have the desired effect of tightening up the backline behind him.

The Gunners’ technical director, Edu, said:

Thomas has all the right attributes to be a top player for Arsenal. He is a leader on and off the pitch and he is exactly the kind of player and person we want at the club. We already feel like we know Thomas very well based on the work we have done analysing his performances closely in recent times.

With his all-round game and positive aggressive style, he will be a brilliant addition to our squad. We’ve made a strong start to the season and we want to continue to build on this with Thomas now part of our club.

DOMESTIC MOVES

Rejoining the club he left as a teenager almost 15 years ago, Theo Walcott (£5.8m) has moved to Southampton on a loan deal from Everton for the rest of 2020/21.

On paper he would appear to be direct competition for Stuart Armstrong (£5.5m), who has been a regular starter as the right-sided attacking midfielder ever since Ralph Hasenhuttl switched to his patented 4-2-2-2 formation midway through last season.

Walcott does have previous for playing in a more central role, however, so it’s not beyond the realms of possibility that he could moonlight as a strike partner for Danny Ings (£8.5m) on occasion.

Hasenhuttl said of Walcott:

There is a lot of history between this club and Theo, so I know how special this will be for him and for our supporters.

But what is most important to me is that we have signed a player who can help our squad and give us another strong option in our attack.

Theo is someone who has all the qualities to fit well into our team and our style of play, and I know from speaking to him that he understands what we want and that he is excited to be a part of what we are doing here.

Injuries to Mason Holgate (£4.9m) and Jarrad Branthwaite (£4.0m) had seen league leaders Everton reduced to a pool of just two fit centre-halves, so Carlo Ancelotti has moved to strengthen his options at the heart of the Toffees’ backline with the capture of Ben Godfrey (£5.0m) from Norwich City.

Godfrey featured on both sides of the Canaries’ defence last season but is primarily a left-sided centre-half, which was where Holgate predominantly played last season – and where Michael Keane (£5.0m) is currently operating.

The former Norwich defender didn’t score or assist once in his former side’s ill-fated 2019/20 campaign.

Fulham’s defence has been a weak link this season and there’ll be little interest in their backline from an FPL perspective, even with the much-needed addition of two centre-backs on deadline day.

Tosin Adarabioyo, who has spent the last two seasons on loan in the Championship, joins on a permanent deal from Manchester City, while Joachim Anderson, a Denmark international with Champions League experience who cost 30 million euros a year ago, signs on a temporary basis from Lyon.

The Cottagers also secured the loan signing of Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£5.9m) in one of the final deals of deadline day.

The Chelsea midfielder and one-time “magic bean” has much to prove even at his affordable price point, although game-time should now be more forthcoming than it was at Stamford Bridge.

DEPARTURE LOUNGE

The fourth-most owned goalkeeper in FPL is no longer a Premier League player, with Orjan Nyland (£4.0m) having his Aston Villa contract terminated by mutual consent.

The Norwegian sits in 13.7% of Fantasy squads at the time of writing, with any pre-season hopes of him offering a budget route into the Villans’ defence long since dashed.

Another pre-Gameweek 1 bandwagon, Ruben Vinagre (£4.3m), has also departed for pastures new.

The wing-back, owned by 4.4% of FPL bosses and in the Wolves starting XI as recently as Gameweek 3, has left Molineux to join Olympiacos on a season-long loan deal, with the Greek side having the option to make the deal permanent.

Partey’s arrival at Arsenal has coincided with two of the Gunners’ other central midfielders departing in loan deals, with Lucas Torreira (£4.8m) and Matteo Guendouzi (£4.8m) joining Atletico Madrid and Hertha Berlin respectively.

Across north London, Ryan Sessegnon (£4.8m) has followed Juan Foyth (£4.4m) out of the exit door – both Spurs players being loaned out for the rest of the season to Hoffenheim and Villarreal.

Jack Wilshere (£4.9m) has had his contract terminated by West Ham United, while Sofiane Boufal (£5.4m) and Chris Smalling (£4.9m) have departed Southampton and Manchester United on permanent deals.

Also on the way out from Old Trafford is Diogo Dalot (£4.9m), who joined AC Milan on a temporary basis on Sunday.

Moise Kean (£5.9m) has joined PSG on loan, meanwhile, with budget FPL midfielder Mateusz Bogusz (£4.5m) leaving Leeds United for UD Logrones until the end of 2020/21.


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665 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Stram Dunk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 23 days ago

    First

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Second

  2. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Feeling really lucky rubbish about my team with no scores above 40 so far and 5.4m rank

    Is there anything here hit worthy or just got to ride it out? Played wc in gw 3 (distaster), despite all this I still feel the team could come good

    Martinez
    Robbo,vvd,semado
    Zaha,kdb,foden,salah
    Wood,jimi,dcl

    Forster,Lamptey,Mitchel,Anguissa,

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Lucky rubbish, that’s a new one.

    2. Bunk Moreland
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Really good team imo. Id shift Wood to some of the in form , cheap strikers . Burnley doesn’t look good atm. So Wilson, Maupay, or Watkins perhaps?

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Yeah, This is what I’d like but he has West Brom so I’ll hold and do that after gw 5 to Antonio or Watkins, with this rank and low points taking hits seems inconceivable but that might be the wrong mindset

    3. Konstaapeli
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I have really similar team and it's been a horrible start. But I also feel that the team should come good.

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Son to Zaha this week was a rank decision on my part

        1. Konstaapeli
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Took out Son for a hit last week too. Fecking Mou!

      2. Konstaapeli
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Martinez
        Robbo - Digne - Saiss
        KDB - Son - Zaha - Hamez
        Jimi - DCL - Wilson

        Steer - Lamptey - Mitchell - Stephens

        *Rage transferred Son and Wilson in on sunday so didn't get their points.

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Haha, yea mate, feel like there has been a lot of bad luck but some poor decisions as well - hopefully it turns. I don’t think I’ll be taking any hits

  3. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    James to Chilwell worth a -4?

    1. Aubamewho
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Depends on your other DFs, but I guess yes.

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Can probably squeeze out a defence but have a planned move the following week so feels like I will always have to take a hit to make this move so maybe just do it as early as possible to give Chilwell time to repay the hit.

  4. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    any suggestions to this WC Draft? 🙂

    Martinez - 4.0
    TAA - Chilwell - Saiss - KWP - Mitchell
    Salah - Son - J.Rodriguez - Grealish / Zaha - Bissouma
    Kane - DCL - Maupay

    1. Konstaapeli
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Looks good. I might do TAA, Bissouma > Robbo, Soucek. This season is unpredictable and strong bench can be valuable. Something that I don't currently have myself.

    2. Gunner Boy
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      not owning the likes of KDB or Sterling might hurt your rank (if City regained form), other than that, very good team.

    3. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Needs City imo

      1. LewanGOALski
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        can't have them all at once unfortunately and I really really want both Son & Kane at this stage

    4. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I have same excact WC draft with Grealish but KWP-> Lamptey

    5. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Probably the team I’d pick if I WC’d. With Grealish! Looks class

  5. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Watkins has an immense game, I think the fact he struggled bs Sheffield United and Fulham slightly put me off, the Liverpool game seemed like a freak show... I’m in the Wilson Camp especially with Fraser back, they could form another one of their amazing partnerships and also United are up next, so perfect timing..

    1. Konstaapeli
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Me too. Wilson's also on pens. ASM should earn a few this season.

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Barkley made a difference, freeing up space for Grealish. I think Watkins will be great going forward now.

    3. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Watkins didn’t really struggle against Fulham and Sheffield Utd. He had chances but just missed them. I’d only be worried if he wasn’t getting any chances, not if he misses them.

  6. V-2 Schneiderlin
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Am I right in saying Son doesn’t have any international fixtures? Safe to bring him in now?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Correct

    2. Konstaapeli
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Good to know. Already brought him in for a hit.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Heh, did that myself 5 minutes ago!

    3. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Yes. But be wary that your other players could be injured.

      1. V-2 Schneiderlin
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        true

  7. Gunner Boy
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC?

    McCarthy Steer
    TAA Justin Mitchell Chilwell Cooper
    Grealish Salah KDB Klich Bissouma
    Kane DCL Maupay

    1. Wally711
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I would try to bump grealish for son

  8. Wally711
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Hey Everyone

    What do you guys this of this potential WC?

    Ryan
    TAA-Robbo-Coady-Justin
    Son- salah-sterling-podence-Neto
    Kane

    1. Wally711
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Any ideas?

      1. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        With alison out wouldn't want two liverpool defenders.

  9. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Rate my WC team if u will.

    Martinez

    Chilwell/Coady/kwp

    Son/kdb/Salah/Grealish

    Dcl/Kane/Watkins

    (Bissouma/Mitchell/Burke)

    Cheers.

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      You have 6 mids with that.

      Who's the last defensive fodder?

      I'd get Reguilon over Chilwell too considering fixtures.

    2. skodaole2
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Sth is wrong on the bench, one mid should be defender. Team would do great in previous GW, too much AVL I d keep one of Watkins and Grealish, unless you expect them to go for top 4

  10. Stram Dunk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 23 days ago

    It's Partey time! Price predictions?

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      5.5 but still useless for FPL

    2. SackWenger
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      6.5

    3. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      5.5 max

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I suspect 6.0 but would be an FPL folly.

        I've read a bit about him in the last 2 days and I haven't heard the name that jumps out at me: is he not like Vieira?

  11. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    How big of an advantage is it to have your WC still intact and having the belief that I won't be needing it anytime soon? I'm just worried I might end up having to use it just for the sake of using it in the end and the ones who used early atleast would have gained TV.

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Those of us who used it in GW2 or GW3 have almost universally stuffed up. If your GW1 squad is still intact and you feel good about it, that's brilliant - but a lot will happen between now and GW17. There will come a time when we'd all love to WC and you'll be the one who can!

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      points over TV - wait until your team has a load of flags then you will look back at this question and know the answer

    3. Le Bluff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      The trouble is, with the games/scores being so random, the 'template' changes from one week to the next so I don't even know who I'd prioritise on wildcard.

      Last GW, the like of TAA, Robbo, Jimenez, Ings, Barnes etc were all high on everyone's wildcard list and every single one of them blanked.

      This week, Spurs assets are flavour of the week. Who's to say who'll be next?!

      If your team is in okay shape, I'd try not to worry too much about TV and hold the wildcard.

    4. The Big Fella
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Typically you will want to use it at the start of December when the fixtures start coming every couple of days because 1) you will need a playing bench and 2) there will be injuries. This is when I typically use mine anyway. I also have my GW1 squad, my WC and an OR of 200k so I am also in a fortunate position.

  12. jam sandwich
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    which WC draft do you prefer:

    A)
    Martinez - Forster
    Robertson - Chilwell - Saiss - Lamptey - Mitchell
    Salah - Sterling - Son - Rodriguez - Grealish
    DCL - Maupay - Brewster

    B)
    Meslier* - Forster
    Chilwell - Saiss - Lamptey - KWP* - Dunne*
    Salah - Sterling - Fernandes* - Son - Rodriguez
    DCL - Watkins* - Brewster

  13. KujaliaFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Did the William Saliba loan to Fulham go through before the deadline?

    I haven't sold him yet, and will hang on to him if it happened.

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Doesn't appear to have gone anywhere

      1. KujaliaFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Bummer.

  14. Wally711
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    WC rating please and suggestions if any.

    Ryan
    TAA-Robbo-Coady-Justin
    Son- salah-sterling-podence-Neto
    Kane

    1. aapoman
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Try again

  15. Live Scoutcast Tonight (Tues) 8pm - leave your questions here
    J0E
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Live Scoutcast tonight at 8pm!

    Karam is joining Az and me to try and make sense of a crazy four opening weeks of the season.

    This will be looking back at the start of the campaign and see what lessons we can learn for the season ahead.

    Next week's scoutcast will be more of a GWK 5 specific preview.

    1. Wally711
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Hey man love the channel, can you rate my WC above please.

    2. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Season's a sh*tshow, I wouldn't bother trying make sense of it. Stick to the banter, which there'll be plenty of 🙂

      1. J0E
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Trying to make sense of something that is completely senseless will provide banter! 🙂

        1. amber.dubey28
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Grealish?

          Watkins or Kane? Or continue with Ings???

          Chilwell ???

    3. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      No crowds = better for attackers, worse for defenders

    4. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Goalie rotation for local rivals ?
      Villa / Wolves - 4 cleanies
      Brighton / Southampton - 3 cleanies

      The fixtures are good and it isn’t really a difficult choice each game week as to which one to select

      Worth considering ?

    5. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Will Joe get his wildcard back after his account was so obviously hacked last game week ? 😉 🙂

      1. J0E
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Universally praised when I did it....then the crazy scores happened. We shall see young padawan how it fares, we shall see. 😉

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          good come back 🙂 ...

        2. The Rumour Mill
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Any chance of an appearance from Granville and Mark to pull your wildcard to pieces in a role reversal of THAT episode from 3 years ago? 😉

          1. J0E
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Make sure you watch for Granville's mention. Its quite spectacular!

            1. The Rumour Mill
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Haha ok, can't wait!

    6. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Assuming you’ve already played a WC - who would be your striker transfer 6.5 or below (only 1)

      Antonio
      Watkins
      Wilson
      Maupay

      Or other

      1. Zrinkec
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Maupay

      2. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Are Villa for real?

        And if you could shed any light on the overall madness, that would be good too.

      3. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Who collates rough with the smooth?

        1. J0E
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          AZ

      4. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Is it time for 3 mid priced forwards and swap them over as fixtures turn ?
        DCL, Watkins, Wilson, Maupay, Mitro, Bamford, Antonio

      5. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Upside chasing ? is it working or just another mere puff strategy ?

        1. The Rumour Mill
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          It's not appropriate for how this season is at the moment, as no one has a bleeding clue where the hell the upside is coming from next.

          1. Major League Shocker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Should work better from around GW8 when you could get a run of captains like this:
            Son (wba)
            Bruno (WBA)
            Aguero (BUR)
            Aguero (FUL)
            Salah (ful)
            Aguero (WBA)
            Aguero (sou)
            Salah (WBA)

            1. The Rumour Mill
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              You say that but I've already had Ings, Werner and Jiminez against WBA and Fulham and not one of them has even managed an assist.

              And you're on dangerous ground assuming 4 aguero captaincies there, its fairly likely he will miss out on at least 2 of those matches.

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

        Is there a valid case for going City-less until their fixtures swing and their strikers return?

        1. The Rumour Mill
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Yes, but that moment has passed already. Aguero is back in training.

      7. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Patience. A FPL virtue or FPL shortcoming this season?

      8. tisza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Normally after 4GWs some patterns are emerging. This season doesn't seem resemble previous seasons - Villa & Spurs results the icing on a cake of unpredictability.
        Are there any patterns emerging?

      9. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Is it time to admit out mistakes and put them right by selling City & Utd players and buying Spurs & Chelsea ? Is there any capital in this strategy?

      10. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Some FPL players are obviously doing well, what are they doing different to the twitter ‘experts’ ? It must be something or is it just luck and good fortune ?

        1. Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          From what I've seen so far: Making better captain picks, owning Son or Kane, avoiding starting the season with too many "trap" players.

      11. ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I'd like to hear a discussion about if the premium defense line still makes sense, and if the current goal-glut will revert to the mean as the season progresses. Obviously the short pre-season and covid-affected squads has impacted defenses but I'm currently strongly considering downgrading TAA/Robbo.

        Also - over the next 4GW's can Kane (assuming no injuries from the IB) outscore KDB/Sterling (until the City forwards are back)?

      12. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Winter is coming ... and with Covid looming and late red flags always a worry, is it time to have a proper playing bench?

      13. Chris_H
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Do we think the lack of CS will continue and is it viable to invest in forward players/take money out of defence in the short term?

      14. Alchim1sT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Do you think a budget forward line with the likes of DCL, Maupay, Wood, Antonio, Wilson und Watkins is viable? Antonio seems some kind of fixture proof, Villa and BHA are in good form and DCL is far above the rest. Some also take penalties.

      15. Mike1981
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Is big at the back dead for now? It seems to be all about goals from a range of mid to high priced midfielders and forwards so should we move money there?

      16. Tigers Time
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        With Everton and Spurs in form and with good fixtures for the next few game weeks should we be looking at building a team around a double up of Kane & Son along with DCL & JRod plus a dash of Salah?

      17. seanmcging
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Ideally it would be great to have both Son & Kane, but that would take too much, so could Jiminez & Foden to Kane & Burke work? I left Wilson on the bench last GW, so I don't want to have the debate about who to bench again.

      18. Dynamic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Double-ups

        Do you think that a Son + Kane double-up is viable for their next four fixtures (WHM, bur, BRI, wba)?

        Would you stay away from the TAA + Robbo double-up whilst Alisson is out injured?

      19. Rasping Drive
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Question for Joe and Karam.

        Since you have double and triple Pool defence respectively, will Allison’s injury make you reconsider swapping out any of your expensive eggs and putting them in different baskets?

        Or will you remain patient and just write GW4 off as a basket-case of a week?

        1. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          And a shout out to Granville whose wheeler-dealing in the transfer market this week means he can finally stop sticking pins in that old Yossi Benayoun doll.

          I gotta say it Granville, you’ve certainly got some style.

      20. Basil1977
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Form v fixtures?
        I'm normally a fixtures kinder guy, but this season fixtures seam out the window?
        Can't wait to hear from Karam is week, as i'm a fellow triple Liverpool defence player. Despite the triple defence still managed 59 points and a green arrow.

      21. Silver_and_Gold
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Which KdB positioning is more probable going forward:
        - the one from Wolves game
        - more withdrawn like in the last game
        What does influence it:
        - defensive mids set-up
        - crowded City front line
        - opposition
        - others

      22. The Sociologist
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Just one question I’d like answered this week... what on earth is going on with this season?!

      23. reddragons178
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Do we just laugh or cry?

        1. Squeazy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Both essential

      24. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Why didn't Joe Wildcard "from a position of strength"?

        Has Az prepared a fresh dossier on Joe's Wildcard?

        Should we get rid of our expensive Liverpool defenders as Liverpool no longer have a competent goalkeeper?

      25. Flowsick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        1) When do we start considering Aguero as a great option at a very attractive price. MCI have missed him bad and he could be the catalyst that gets them rolling.
        2) Have the first 4 GW shown that short-term going cheap at the back is the way. Defenders seem to be suffering badly from crowdless covid colosseums.
        3) Any deadline day signings you like from FPL persepective, directly (Telles) or indirectly (Partey)?

      26. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Best Mid - Barnes or Rodriguez?
        Best Forward - Wilson or Watkins?

      27. Toothless
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Is 3 at the back the only way to go with how many goals have been going in this season? Clean sheets unpredictable!

      28. Kemosabe1
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Allison out for 4 to 6 weeks. What do u say to Adrian.... and how does that effect owning taa etc

      29. ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Thanks for discussing my question last night Joe and team - much appreciated.

    7. Liberate HK - antichinazi
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Does this team have the most points in bench in the history of FPL?

      https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/2351655/event/4

      (p.s. not a causal)

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Ooh, that's proper nasty! Sub-7 million OR now 🙁

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Seeing Grealish's 24 points on the bench is insane... and no probably not. A few DGW scores probably higher.

      3. Konstaapeli
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Wow. That might sting a bit.

      4. aapoman
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Still has a crazy good overall rank.

        1. aapoman
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Did the math and he would be ~rank 100 if he had played his best starting eleven last week and still kept armband on Ings

      5. Fred54
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        The more scary part is even after he's still ranked 30K OR.

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Bizarre player - in GW2 when he bagged over 100 points, his keepers were DDG and Pickford!

      6. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Probably. 60 points benched. 15 per player. That is devastating.

      7. tisza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        not sure i've seen that even in a DGW !!

      8. Ronniie
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Heart wrenching to look at that.

      9. aapoman
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Thoughts on this wildcard? If I manage to get a few price rises before deadline I can bump Antonio to Maupay.

        Martinez
        Robbo Chilwell Lamptey
        Salah KDB Son Hamez Grealish
        DCL Antonio

        Forster; Brewster, Ayling, Kilman (fodder)

        1. Konstaapeli
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Looking good. So don't expect points 😉

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

          Antonio better than Maupay anyway imo.

          Looks beautiful!

        3. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Team is incredibly boring.

          There's such a nice opportunity on wildcard here to get double Spurs and fly ahead or take a risk with double City. I would definitely get both Kane and Son on wildcard.

          Kane is particularly nice because he fills a premium striker slot that can be easily switched for Aguero later and arguably the most powerful differential in the game.

          I really don't like the current wildcard build team. It's super hindsight driven. Look at it: Son 18, Hot Rod 18, Grealish 24. It's a team that did well last week and doesn't really capitalize on the strength of fixtures now.

          1. Rligudfootiemanager
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 23 days ago

            I agree. I’m on WC too. Son and Kane are the way to go. Super next 4 fixtures.

            But Aston Villa do have good fixtures coming up and have looked solid. I like Mcginn more for cheaper.

            What do you think about Jiménez? Never blanks for 3 in a row but wolves look different offensively..

          2. Atimis
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Just why would ypu go without Hamez and Grealish?

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              I would go without Hamez because of fixtures. I would consider going without a City mid because they are too expensive and Salah will be given armband most of the next 3 weeks.

              The upside you gain from Kane and a stronger forward line and defensive setup is worth it imo.

              The only mids that would be 100% make my team are Salah Son and Grealish. That's it. Those 3.

              1. Atimis
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Surely I'm willing to go without City mid as having both Kane and Son gives a good way to switch to City if needed. Just don't see better options than Hamez in that price bracket till Chelsea mids start playing some good football.

              2. Rligudfootiemanager
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Hamez may deliver against Liverpool and then I would look to go else where.

                1. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  If he even plays... he plays for Colombia on Wednesday. Gonna be a mad dash back for the derby and Carlo even said he might get benched.

                  1. Atimis
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Have to monitor ofc!

                  2. Rligudfootiemanager
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Oh yes! Forgot about that! Thanks

                2. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  You'd sell Rodriguez AFTER he scores against Liverpool?

          3. Mr. O'Connell
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            As someone who wildcarded in gameweek 3 to take a risk and load up on teams with good fixtures to get ahead and ignoring the likes of DCL and James due to said fixtures, I refute this advice. Just use autopick.

      10. Rinseboy
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        would you lose either Barnes or Foden for Grealish for a -4?
        Or stick?

        1. aapoman
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Foden

      11. DantheManinaPan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I literally only bought Podence two weeks ago...

        But Son looks so on fire, that I'm considering using my money ITB to do:

        Podence + Adams --> Son + Brewster.

        Looks reasonable to me!

      12. Captain_Shirokov
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        McCarthy(!) - 4m
        TAA - Davies(!) - Saiss - KWP - Mitchell
        Salah - KDB(!) - Bruno(!) - Podence(!) - Soucek
        Ings - Mitro(!) - Wilson(!)

        Should I WC? Would get rid of up to 8 players here I think.

        Help please!

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I'd wildcard that.

          You have no DCL, no Son, Davies. The structure is wrong, the personnel don't have good fixtures or form.

        2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Why is Wilson a problem??
          People are looking to bring him in..

          1. Captain_Shirokov
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            I probably wouldn't hold him on a wc.

            1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Oh fair enough

              I guess it's not a bad idea to WC

        3. skodaole2
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          WC yes, I d also change TAA and Saiss. Go with teams in form, Eve and Spurs definitely and now that his ownership went back to normal, Auba will be a good option I m thinking about bringing him in at some point

        4. vsberlina
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          That doesn't look too bad to me.
          They're good players. Eventually their time will come.
          DCL and Son won't keep getting big bags every week.

          Probably too late to WC now. You've missed most price changes. Maybe next week?
          Get more info on Bale and Telles and others.

          Davies is the only issue I see there, but then he got an assist off the bench.

          Could keep the FT and then do 3 transfers for a hit, a mini-WC.
          Some tough games coming up for all so it might just be the week to stay put.

        5. Vertigo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Absolutely not.

          Six penalty takers (Wilson with a golden run of fixtures).

          Maybe Mitro to Brewster to bring Rodriguez in if you can, otherwise nothing that can be sorted out with a couple of transfers.

          I'm happy to own Son, but he's not going to do that every week. You could easily tweak that line up to get him, with a little patience.

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            That golden run of fixtures is MUN wol EVE in the next 3 for Wilson...

            I disagree very much on you saying Son won't do that every week with the fixtures he has. WHU bur BHA wba in the next 4...

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

              Yes, there's nothing over his next ten fixtures to suggest Wilson, in the form he's in, won't rack up a shedload of points. I don't know how you can list Utd's back four as a hickup after this weekend, quite honestly.

              Son could be brought in by binning KDB for a few weeks.

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

            *can't be sorted

        6. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          No, you have no injuries and most are starters ... just take a -4 ?

        7. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I don’t see many problems with that. Due to your strong bench you have a lot of options to play every week, you can slowly move the players you want out using FTs. Bruno to Son then upgrade Podence to a 7.0, and swap out Davies, which can be done over 2 weeks for just a -4. The rest looks fine

      13. wasp3000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Morning lads, quick question...I have owned Antonio since GW 1. He's playing well, got 2 goals but has 3 poor fixtures on the bounce before his nice fixtures. Seen as I already took the 0.2m drop in price, should I hold?

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          hell yes

          1. wasp3000
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            This is the kind of response i want to hear 🙂

        2. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          You’ve come this far of course

          1. wasp3000
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Sure have...suppose he could score against anyone on current form.

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Yup. People will be bringing him in after gw7, me included

        3. tisza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Both goals away at decent sides.
          He's looking a handful.
          No reason he can't pick up something in the next 3 the way sides are defending atm. Then it's nice fixtures.

      14. BobB
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        If he is around 6 or even 6.5m, it will definitely be Partey time

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          For a DM? No party for me

        2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Has never scored more than 4 goals in a season in La Liga

        3. Ronniie
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Why not Ndidi instead

        4. Captain_Shirokov
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Any double risers worth trying to make a quick buck on this week you think?

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Son, Grealish & Watkins I would imagine.

          2. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            haven’t seen many double rises (if any?) over the last few seasons after they changed (doubled?) the thresholds for the longer IB game weeks

            loads of WCs chasing the price rises too and those transfers don’t contribute to price rises

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Many, like me, spunkt their WCS GW2-3. If one or two popular players get nobbled on international duty, there could be a surge to get in a rising star.

              1. Hotdogs for Tea
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                maybe but there will be no rush to change the injured player until closer to the deadline ... many transfers from today onwards will be WCs anyway until closer to the deadline

          3. grumpyman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            International breaks don't seem to produce double risers anymore unfortunately.

        5. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          A) Soucek + Brewster rotation
          B) Watkins + Bissouma (bench)

          1. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            B

          2. The Handsome Hunk
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            not a fan of rotation in attack. Been there earlier, not again.

        6. BobB
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          10 goals in 27 for Ghana? Some DM!

          1. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            For Ghana against who? Burkina Faso, Togo. Not exactly tough opposition. However, a wait and see because you never know. 6.5 would be steep though.

        7. Zrinkec
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Martinez/Steer
            Chilwell/Robertson/Semedo/KWP/Ferguson
            Son/Salah/Soucek/Grealish/Zaha
            DCL/Kane/Maupay

            What do you think about my team? Zaha or Barnes?

            1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Whats the thought process behind Ferguson? Is he coming in anytime sooon?

              1. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Not a bad pick really. No timescale but when he's fit he's supposed to be nailed. With all the other outfield players active, having him at the end of the bench seems a fair risk.

                Z - I'd prob prefer Barnes to Zaha.

          • Lucky Z
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Martinez
            Chilwell | Bellerin | KWP
            Son | Grealish | Salah | B.Fernandes | JRod
            Kane | DCL

            Steer | Lewis | Brewster | Mitchell

            How this WC team looks?

          • Atimis
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Early thoughts on that WC team?

            Martinez/Martin
            Robo/Chilwell/Reguilon/Lampety/4.0
            Salah/Son/Hamez/Grealish/4.4
            Kane/DCL/Maupay

            Also have 0.5ITB now.

            My mainly problem is whether Reguilon is the best pick for the 3rd main def. I'm also thinking about Castagne and Semedo instead.

            1. Forever In Our Shadow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Castagne got me.

            2. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              I like it a lot.

            3. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              I would go for Lampety & KWP as your third defender and another 4.5 too.

              Watkins for Maupay and upgrade your 4.5 mid

              Covid is coming 🙁

            4. Captain_Shirokov
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              that team would have done well last week

          • Cpthavoc
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Anyone know if there’s a scoutcast tonight? Thanks in advance

            1. Az
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              There is, yeah 🙂

              1. soup natsi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                When's the next blackbox Az, love that show

          • No Kane, No Gain!
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Throughts on my current team. I've score pretty well so far without a single Pool player, but think i need to squeeze Salah or Mane in, just a case of how. I think the team currently is pretty well balanced.

            Martinez, Steer
            Chilwell, Saiss, Justin, KWP, Mitchell
            KDB, Bruno, J Rod, Zaha, Podence
            Kane, Jimenez, DCL

            1. Fit_to_drop
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 23 days ago

              I would be concerned that Zaha/Podence could go off form (Podence hasnt even hit form yet, McGinn now looks better at 5.5). Rest of the team looks fine. I think there is better than Bruno around for 10.5.