Moving Target

What can FPL managers expect from £4.5m budget forward Rhian Brewster?

One of the potentially most significant moves of the last few weeks from a Fantasy perspective involved a player who has yet to play a minute of Premier League football.

Sheffield United completed the signing of 20-year-old Rhian Brewster for a reported £23.5m at the beginning of October, with the former Liverpool striker signing a five-year deal with the Blades.

Priced up at £4.5m by Fantasy Premier League upon the game’s relaunch earlier this summer, Brewster would have likely been nothing but non-playing bench fodder had he remained on Merseyside for the rest of 2020/21.

His move to Bramall Lane likely ensures game-time, however, and he has understandably caught the eye of the Fantasy community over the last fortnight.

Already transferred in by over 100,000 FPL managers ahead of Gameweek 5, Brewster could be the bargain-bin ‘enabler’ many of us have longed for in attack.

THE HISTORY

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Born in London at the turn of the Millennium, Brewster progressed through Chelsea’s academy system before being snapped up by Liverpool in 2015.

Promising goalscoring displays for the under-18s and under-23s edged him closer to the first-team squad but an ankle injury sustained at the beginning of 2018 effectively cost him an entire year of development, with the then-teenage striker not making his competitive Liverpool debut until September 2019.

Three cup appearances for the Reds was the sum total of Brewster’s involvement in the senior set-up before a loan move to Swansea City was agreed upon at the beginning of this calendar year and it was during his time in Wales that the young forward made huge strides, scoring 11 goals in 22 Championship and play-off appearances for the Swans.

Returning to Merseyside in the summer, Brewster caught the eye in pre-season with three goals in Liverpool’s tour of Austria.

Capped by his country at four different age levels, Brewster has yet to open his account for the England under-21s despite having made eight appearances for the Young Lions.

The Statistics

With precious little to go off from his time at Liverpool, we turn to Brewster’s half-season spell at Swansea for a closer look at his statistical output – with the obvious caveat that numbers recorded in the Championship aren’t always a reliable gauge.

The breakdown of his 11 goals in the English second tier showed the variety of his play, with two poacher’s strikes coming from inside the six-yard box and three arriving from outside the opposition area.

Compared to three other notable names who came up from the Championship last season, Brewster lags behind for most metrics.

This can be partly mitigated by considering the team he played for, however: Swansea were ranked only tenth for goal attempts in 2019/20, behind Leeds United, Brentford and Fulham for shots registered, goals scored and possession.

When we assess goal conversion rate, Brewster was the most clinical with 20.4% of his opportunities finding the back of the net.

PlayerMins per goalMins per shotMins per shot in the boxMins per shot on targetGoal conversion rate
Brewster168.434.347.571.220.4%
Bamford216.524.227.161.911.2%
Watkins170.433.136.985.219.4%
Mitrovic139.224.031.263.517.2%

Indeed, his 11 strikes came from an expected goals (xG) total of 7.91 – suggesting he was either very lucky or, as appears more likely from what we are about to discuss, that his finishing is a real strength.

PLAYING STYLE

Brewster is, in the words of former boss Jurgen Klopp, a “natural goalscorer”.

That sentiment was repeated by his new manager, Chris Wilder, who said upon the striker’s move to South Yorkshire:

He’s a natural goalscorer. He finishes from any aspect, whether it is in the air or whether it’s spectacular goals, free-kicks or off his shin – he has a lovely habit of scoring goals, which is crucial in the Premier League.

The compilation video of his 11 Championship goals below highlights Brewster’s predatory instincts, with the bulk of them being opportunistic, first-time strikes – a valuable quality to have in the Premier League when half a yard of space is perhaps all a forward will get.

A complete lack of assists also betrays a slightly selfish streak (in the best possible sense) and Brewster created just 11 chances in his 22 appearances for the Swans, averaging a key pass only once every 168.4 minutes; not many Premier League forwards had inferior rates to that in 2019/20.

The player himself said at the beginning of October:

I am ready to come in and show everyone what I’ve got. It is a team that creates a lot of chances, the three at the back, overlapping, they get crosses into the box and that’s my game – being in the box, finding space and one and two touch finishes. That’s what I am going to try and do, and try and score goals for Sheffield United.

THE PROSPECTS

The prospect of a playing £4.5m forward in FPL is often an irresistible one, as an on-song Mason Greenwood (£7.4m) proved towards the end of 2019/20.

With so little money needed to be spent on this ‘eighth attacker’, it opens up cash to be reinvested elsewhere on a power five in midfield or premium options at the back.

Below Patrick Bamford‘s (£5.8m) price point, there really isn’t a great deal elsewhere among budget forwards, with Callum Robinson (£5.5m) and Aaron Connolly (£5.5m) about the pick of the bunch at present.

Even then, Brewster offers a saving a whole one million on those two strikers.

First, the caveats.

Sheffield United aren’t renowned for their goalscoring exploits, having found the back of the net on just one occasion so far this season. Even their hugely successful campaign in 2019/20 was predicated on a solid defence, and only four Premier League clubs scored fewer goals than the Blades.

Brewster could maybe help improve his new side’s goalscoring output (they missed over two-thirds of their big chances last season) but he will need service all the same, and the fact is that only Crystal Palace carved out fewer opportunities than Wilder’s troops in 2019/20.

Then there is the possibility of rotation.

Wilder chopped and changed his front two with frustrating regularity in 2019/20, with not one of his forwards starting more than 24 of the Blades’ 38 Premier League games.

Oli McBurnie (£5.8m) was, as Brewster is now, Sheffield United’s record signing when he moved from Swansea in August 2019 but he started just six of the Blades’ first 17 league matches last season as his integration began at a slow pace.

In McBurnie, David McGoldrick (£5.4m), the out-of-position Oliver Burke (£4.5m), Lys Mousset (£5.8m) and Billy Sharp (£5.8m), Brewster has some serious competition for his place when everyone is fit.

The good news on that front is that three of those players could potentially be unavailable in Gameweek 5: Mousset is a medium-term absentee with a toe problem and Burke and McGoldrick both picked up injuries on international duty this week.

Wilder had already pledged that Brewster would “be involved” against Fulham next weekend, although to what extent remains to be seen as the youngster needs a lot of “conditioning” work given that he has not had much competitive action of late.

Benchings are likely to happen, then, particularly in periods of fixture congestion, but this is a £4.5m forward we are talking about and minutes of any variety are a boon at that price point.

While completely unproven at the highest level and with the disclaimer that Sheffield United aren’t a free-flowing attacking side, that instinctive eye for goal we saw at Swansea earlier this year does give cause for optimism.

Before he has even kicked a ball in the Premier League, he already looks to be the pick of the options for those Fantasy managers considering a 3-5-2 or 4-4-2 set-up.

Time will tell over the coming weeks and months if he can actually become something other than an emergency substitute in FPL. If he hits the ground running ahead of the Blades’ fixture swing in Gameweek 9, it’s not an exaggeration to say that he could be the catalyst for a new ‘template’ squad.

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587 Comments Post a Comment
  1. The Handsome Hunk
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    bought brewster already!

  2. Daniel Exeter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    What about Robertson and Mahrez > Chillwell and Son for a -4?

    1. The Handsome Hunk
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      no

    2. Dexters Laboratory
        1 month, 19 days ago

        If I had Robertson I'd be keeping him. Son is my Captain (at the moment) for this GW so I'd definitely find a way of bringing him in

    3. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Start Brewster or Podence?

      1. The Handsome Hunk
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I am likely to start Brewster.

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Wolves will be more prolific.

          1. The Handsome Hunk
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Podence will likely to get max a assist likely. Overall Wolves form is down as well. Plus he will be sub around 70'

      2. Dexters Laboratory
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Have to risk Brewster Vs Fulham. I am

      3. Vazza
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Callum Wilson or Ollie Watkins?

          1. MarcusAurelius
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Wilson definitely. Watkins has had one good game

          2. The Handsome Hunk
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Watkins will get more chances to finish off his one little chance. Newcastle will struggle going forward.

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              This. Compare the supply lines.

          3. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Callum

          4. Limbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Villa look sharp. Grealish + McGinn both on top form. Can't say the same for Newcastle. Only downside is Pens (Wilson on, Watkins not). I'd expect a goal/attacking return every other game from them both as it is — so realluy not much in it. So Watkins + 0.5m edges it for me.

        • El Niño Yanqui
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Coup Doeil says - Nah

          Coaches always say something nice about a young kid, then send them packing. Keeping Origi and Minimino for no good reason

        • Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I'd liken Brewster to last year's Lundstram, remembering what an unknown and unexpected asset he was. If you have Brewster now, you'd have a dilemma - if you start him, which expensive asset do you drop? Probably the best course is to have him as first sub, in the knowledge that one or more of your starters may well return from the Int break unavailable.

          Me, I'm happy to wait and see. If he scores a couple of goals in Blades' first 4 matches, Wilder will ink him onto the teamsheet and the bandwagon will be underway. I don't mind missing out on a few points and paying 4.7. More likely, he'll regularly return 1 or 2 points and owners who start him will get frustrated.

          1. The Handsome Hunk
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Managers going 3-5-2(like me) will cement Brewster in the squad. Definitely he will rotate with Mid/Def according to the fixtures but that punt I am willing to take early and load up with 5 BIG midfield for foreseeable future.

          2. Saka_me_sideways
              1 month, 19 days ago

              I’ve got him in on a WC as I plan to play a 3-5-2,
              If he sits on the bench and scores 1-2 points then so be it. I think the frustration will come when he starts hauling on the bench, but I see that as a good problem to have and a bit of a win-win.

            • Hattrick Harry
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Brewster will be in heavy rotation and thus is not suitable for regular fpl points. I'm looking elsewhere and now happy with Kane/DCL/Bamford combo.

          3. tomasjj
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            I would wait five games or so before switching formation based on Brewster.
            Re-working that takes some transfers if it doesn't work.

            1. Limbo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Wouldn't it be a straight swap for 4.5 mid with cheapest striker? So easy to switch to 352 with 2FT?

          4. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Now as Kane is not fully fit who would be your captain for next GW?

            1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 19 days ago

              And VC?

            2. The Handsome Hunk
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Salah will get lot of chances. Plus Pens will be bonus. I think he should do well.

              1. Limbo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                As an Evertonian I do not agree. And as an Evertonian I do agree.

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

              Son with KDB vice

            4. Little Red Lacazette
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Son.

            5. tuvok
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              How unfit are we talking with Kane? I missed the England game but saw he came on, so still likely to start against West Ham? On paper no one looks banker for the armband next week, so if Kane looks set to start, he & his side have form, he’s on pens... he’s still a good a shout as any?

            6. Latetotheparty
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Son

            7. De Gea is GOAT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Who to bring in out of these 3? Currently on C

              A) Watkins
              B) Maupay
              C) Antonio

              1. The Handsome Hunk
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                A and B. in 3-5 weeks time Maupay/Watkins to Antonio.

                1. De Gea is GOAT
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Thanks mate

              2. Hot Fuzz
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Here it is again....gut feeling right?....i would punt on c same as you. You might be 3 weeks ahead of everybody else. I am going to do this next week. Antonio's numbers are mouth watering and he could be fixture proof

                1. De Gea is GOAT
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  hahaha you must think im insane man. Nah not gut feeling this time. Purely eye test and stats. Maupay and Watkins do have better fixtures thought :/

                  1. Hot Fuzz
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Not thinking your insane at all. There are no fans and somehow fixtures don't count at this very moment. Otherwise I can't explain these silly ice hockey results. From my end I am going with c next week.

                  2. Hot Fuzz
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    I also think the refs are on crack ..to many to soft spot kicks given.i mean look at the Chelsea game there was nothing in it.striker passes the ball ,defender try to stop that pass ,striker uses the leg to fall over it..penalty ..?crazy.... that means the defenders are not more allowed to do anything only wait until the attacker lost the ball for good......way way to soft.imo

              3. hewittj1
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                B only and then switch B to C in GWK 8/9/10

              4. tuvok
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Got a similar dilemma. Going for maupay, better fixtures, more attacking side

              5. Latetotheparty
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Ive gone Maupay as my third striker, think Brighton look decent this year

                  1. De Gea is GOAT
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Thanks a lot guys. Much appreciated. I have to say im with HF on this one. Still unconvinced by Maupay for some reason. Antonio has a higher ceiling as well

              6. tisza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Started with Brewster as thought he would move early season. like Greenwood he might need to grow into season.
                Going to be a lot wailing about people benching his points during the season 🙂
                But the option of a power 5 mid seems so strong with so many players there.
                Brewster also is an easyish upgrade to the likes of Watkins, Maupay etc if needed.

                1. hewittj1
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  I've had Brewster since Gwk 1 for this reason. I think he's an unbelievably good option

              7. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Do you think James will play RB this gw ?

                1. theplayer
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Highly unlikely. Won 4-0 last game without him so why change it

                2. Hotdogs for Tea
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  no

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

                  I think there is a chance as Azpi may be earmarked for the Sevilla and United games immediately after. Am a Reece James owner so maybe wishful thinking but am gonna risk it and play him.

              8. Slitherene
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Worried about benching the wrong player..

                A) Taylor (wba)
                B) Coady (lee)
                C) Justin (AVL)

                Who to bench?

                1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Transfer out one for Ferguson

                  1. Slitherene
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Already on a (- 4) this week.

                2. Latetotheparty
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Think Leeds will score tbh

                3. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Sterling captain ? Anyone ?
                  Tierney is injured...

                  1. Bruno Commando
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    I have Sterling and is thinking about it too. Arsenal seems to be going in the right direction though..

                  2. Hattrick Harry
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Jimenez would be an excellent for this week as two Leeds CBS injured in int duty - both Cooper and his reserve Llorente are down.

                    1. Rhinos
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      Don't know if out yet plus Stuijck is a solid replacement and besides if Jimi can't score v Fulham there's no way I'd cap him v Leeds regardless of who's playing cb

                      1. Hattrick Harry
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Last time Struijk/Koch gave up solid 4 goals and now it can be about same against wolves. Jimmy would be my choice if I had him.

                        1. Rhinos
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          Wolves ain't Liverpool and that was the first time they'd ever played together. Besides it's not about Leeds its about Wolves not being explosive enough to cap Jimi

                  3. Rhinos
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    So is Sterling

                  4. BurnMyBread
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      Bellerin is a better option than Tierney anyway, especially with Partey coming in.

                      1. BurnMyBread
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          Talking about Arsenal assets after their hard fixtures. Sorry, misunderstood the OP.

                      2. hewittj1
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        yea, i've had it on Sterling all week tbh

                    • Little Red Lacazette
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      How does my WC draft no. 5887 look?

                      Martinez
                      Robbo Saiss Chilwell
                      Salah Sterling Son JRod
                      Maupay Wilson DCL

                      Steer Bissouma Lamptey Mitchell

                      1. The Handsome Hunk
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Wilson to Watkins and keep ITB for rainy days.

                        1. Little Red Lacazette
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          Wilson on Pens. Watkins won't be playing LIV every gameweek.

                      2. Bruno Commando
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Looks fine but will recommend getting Ferguson over Mitchell.

                      3. Rhinos
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        makes no sense to me not picking Brewster

                        1. Andy_Social
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          For me, it's very simple. I have 3 forwards who are likely to outscore Brewster. I intend to start my 3 forwards every GW without rotation.

                          1. Little Red Lacazette
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 19 days ago

                            Same here

                          2. Rhinos
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 19 days ago

                            yeah but you're not on a wc. Besides we gotta bench someone and I can equally find 5 mids that'll outscore Bissouma/Soucek

                            1. Andy_Social
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 19 days ago

                              I wouldn't get Brewster if I was on a WC. Cheapest, 3rd forward would be Watkins because Villa look like they'll create a lot more chances than Blades. If I were wrong it would be easy to downgrade Watkins to Brewster, whereas if I later wanted to lose Brewster I'd need 2FT or a hit.

                              1. Rhinos
                                • 7 Years
                                1 month, 19 days ago

                                Why would you want to sell Brewster anymore than Bissouma though? That's my point. The potential upside of Brewster makes him a no brainer wc pick imo even though I do get why you'd want 3 better strikers

                        2. Little Red Lacazette
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          I don't have a crystal ball to see how he will perform in his new team. Will watch first, then decide if I want to bring him in. Easy to do at 4.5M.

                          1. Rhinos
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 19 days ago

                            bit pointless posting your wc if you're gonna dismiss every other opinion

                            1. Little Red Lacazette
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 19 days ago

                              Not being dismissive, I just don't see why I should include a player that is not used to regular starts, in a completely new team on a WC. I will wait and see. And just like Andy above, I intend to start all my strikers always.

                              1. Rhinos
                                • 7 Years
                                1 month, 19 days ago

                                this is my point though, yes I get why you want 3 better strikers but we have to bench an attacker it's part of the rules. The potential upside of Brewster is game changing and if it tanks it's no big deal as he can rot on bench

                      4. Chelsea91
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Same except Grealish for James and Bissouma for Mc Carthy

                    • Rhinos
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      I'm convinced those people who don't want Brewster are looking at him in the wrong light. Oli McBurnie last season got 86pts. Not great but guess what, none of the defenders who started this season at 4.5m beat that total, not one yet we're all starting one every week and happy to do so coz it allows upgrades further up the pitch, Brewster can do the same job

                      1. Hattrick Harry
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Yes, he is option in bench, not in starting 11. He will get huge amount of 1p.

                        1. Rhinos
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          You don't know that you're just guessing, such a low risk gamble as can rot on bench if wrong

                      2. Limbo
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        That logic depends on your formation and risks/chances

                      3. ThisPostsOnFire
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        I have Brewster. But you seem to be way too convinced, as well as being a bit of an ass to others who don't have him and don't agree with you.

                      4. Villan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Completely agree.

                        I doubt any 4.5 attacker can even get near to his 'potential' upside.

                        It is a little frustrating not being able to pick an extra cheap 6mill-ish striker. But plenty of good 6-7mill-ish mid options.

                        Though (and I'm just saying this to ease worries) I've had him since Gw2 and currently in the top 400k, so 3-5-2 is working fine at the moment

                    • Amey
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      Has anyone created something of a plan which gives you best rotation with Leicester defensively ??

                      1. The Handsome Hunk
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Leeds.?

                        1. Amey
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          Thanks

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

                        Villa cover the tough Leicester games in 6, 9, 14 and 15

                        1. Amey
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          Thanks mate 🙂

                    • tim
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      Mitro to DCL for free?

                      McCarthy
                      Mitchell Taa Saiss Doherty
                      KDB Salah Son Podence
                      Werner Mitro

                      Nyland Bissouma KWP Davis

                      Cheers!

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

                        Might be time to look elsewhere beyond DCL - Antonio and Watkins next time big things?

                        1. Andy_Social
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          Mitro to DCL - I would in a flash.
                          Beyond DCL - why? I myself have DCL and Watkins. Antonio could be good but after GW8 maybe.

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

                            Envious DCL non-owner

                            1. Andy_Social
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 19 days ago

                              I only got him last week, after Richarlison picked up his knock. Took me a hit, too.

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

                                I was so close to doing that move for a hit. Was so pleased to see Richarlison start and then gutted to see him come off. Had I done the move i would have been 2 points up on my score. Not massive but feeling like DCL is becoming an issue for me and am being a bit stubborn especially with his post lockdown performance in my team last term.

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

                              But his 40% goal conversion will settle down (was 15% last season) so unless Everton massively increase the number and quality of chances they create (with James this is possible) then I see him regressing soon. I don't really know, I just feel those that haven't had DCL yet may have missed the boat and it is time to looks at other options.

                              1. Andy_Social
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                1 month, 19 days ago

                                That's what I told myself about Lundstram last season. Burned me. No, my feeling is Everton are providing better service and whilst he's on hot form, one shouldn't delay further.

                                1. tim
                                  • 11 Years
                                  1 month, 19 days ago

                                  Thank you fort he replies! I have also been trying to justify not owning him for this long!

                      2. The Knights Template
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Hi Tim, just wanted to say.........Arise, Sir Tim!

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

                      Which option to play, James or Justin, or take a hit for Chilwell?

                      A) Justin (AVL)
                      B) James (SOT)
                      C) Chilwell (SOT) -4

                      1. Deadeye367
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        I would play Justin and leave the hit

                      2. Sloane426
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        A

                      3. The Knights Template
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        A

                      4. Jässi
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        A

                      5. ThisPostsOnFire
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        NEVER take a hit for a Chelsea defender. Chilwell's attacking returns aren't as consistent as the likes of TAA or Robbo and you could find yourself frustrated by Chelsea's propensity for shipping goals very quickly.

                    • Deadeye367
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      Current WC draft, what would you change?

                      £0.3m ITB

                      Martinez / Forster
                      Robertson / Chilwell / Saiss / Dallas / Mitchell
                      Salah / Son / JRod / Grealish / Bissouma
                      Kane / DCL / Maupay

                      I had a no Liverpool defender draft but I couldn't seem to spend the extra £2-2.5m effectively.

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

                        Looks great

                      2. Bolton’s Wanderers
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        I like it. Almost identical to mine but I’ve gone Lamptey over Dallas.

                        My current thinking being if Liv defence start keeping clean sheets then Maupay -> Brewster and Chilwell -> Trent.

                        Then if Kane drops off then he can become Watkins / Bamford and Grealish / JRod to Sterling/KDB.

                        Nice flex to have with solid base now.

                        1. Deadeye367
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          Thanks, yeah Dallas could be KWP, Ayling, Lamptey. I just went Dallas as I think Leeds will keep more CS than Brighton and they both have decent offensive stats.

                          I am looking at Kane to Aguero after his next four when the fixtures swing. Could be a crazy good differential.

                    • Atimis
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      Which one sounds best ?
                      Assuming all fit and ready to start.

                      1. Robo, 5.5 def, Hamez, Grealish, Kane 343

                      2. 2x 5.5 def, Sterling, McGinn, Kane 343

                      3. Robo, Saiss, Sterling, Hamez, Grealish 352

                      1. Deadeye367
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        1 or 3 for me. Probably 1 as I think Kane is a great option for the next few weeks and I prefer the 3-4-3 set-up at the moment until I see Brewster play a bit in that SHU team.

                      2. Jässi
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        3

                    • Sloane426
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      Trent or Rodriguez for the next 4?

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

                        Trent

                      2. Jässi
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Trent

                      3. The Knights Template
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Like Roddy

                      4. Deadeye367
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        JRod all day. If you assume 1CS for Liv in the next 4 so you are relying on attacking points. So all you need is JRod to score one more goal or two more assists than Trent which I think is a certainty.

                    • Azathoth
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      Right now i have (c) Vardy (vc) KDB....keep it or vice versa?

                      1. The Knights Template
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Keep and see what happens

                    • Hotdogs for Tea
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      In the article it says ...

                      “This can be partly mitigated by considering the team he played for, however: Swansea were ranked only tenth for goal attempts in 2019/20, behind Leeds United, Brentford and Fulham for shots registered, goals scored and possession.“

                      I would be interested to know what this was for the period Brewster was at Swansea because they brought in Connor Gallagher and picked up some decent form in the second half of the season (new manger and sluggish in the first half of the season) especially after lock down. In fact Swansea have the best form in the Championship since lockdown (but promoted teams obviously haven’t played this year).

                      1. Rhinos
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Did bugger all v leeds to be fair. Pablooooooo

                      2. Hazz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        You can go and find that info and check yourself.

                        1. Hotdogs for Tea
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          no idea where to find it ?

                          I found the article informative but not sure relating or mitigating Brewster's performance to the overall stats of Swansea for the full season when he wasn't there and the team changed style/form and were much better, is such a good idea.

                    • Jässi
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      A) Kane, Zaha
                      B) Vardy, Rodriguez

                      1. The Knights Template
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Maybe A until Zaha goes full nuclear troll

                    • DA Minnion
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      On wildcard and thinking would I be better with a 5 man midfield and Brewster my eighth attacker. In these times of Corona virus might be better that all eight attackers play regularly rather than a 2 pointer 5th midfielder. Would have benching headaches and probably points left on the bench some weeks but could be worth it. Any thoughts lads.

                      1. The Knights Template
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Corona virus prefers forwards so 5 mids acceptable

                      2. Andy_Social
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Brewster may not be any more prolific or regular a starter than a decent 5th midfielder though. As we've got to play min 3 at the back, it leaves us having to bench one of our 8 mids/fwds. Doesn't have to be a 4.5. My cheapest front 8 currently costs 5.6, the next cheapest is 7.0. The one I bench is more likely to haul than Brewster or any other 4.5, imo.

                      3. Deadeye367
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        I am also on WC but not looking at Brewster until he actually starts playing regularly. I have Kane/DCL/Maupay at the moment as there are so many good looking striking options, I don't want to "waste" one with someone I am probably going to bench most weeks.

                      4. Hotdogs for Tea
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        If Brewster starts yes, but he obviously isn't match fit yet, untried in the PL and may not get the best of service.

                        I will wait and watch for a few games.

                    • hewittj1
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      My mate told me KDB limped off vs England yesterday. I'm not seeing any injury news and he's not flagged in the game. Any ideas?

                      1. Rhinos
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Signalled to come off apparently. Dunno bout limping though

                      2. Andy_Social
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Looked alright to me. Had a bit of an argument with his manager, which suggested he didn't want to come off.

                        1. Corgzzzz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          Funny how people see the same thing but read it differentially...........KDB signalled to come off.......when he came off it looked like he was explaining a knock but looked OK..........my view, got a knock wasn't worth the risk and should be OK for the weekend, may even miss Belgium midweek game as a precaution.

                      3. The Knights Template
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Get a new mate

                        1. hewittj1
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          haha

                      4. hewittj1
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        ok, thanks

                    • Jon Walter's Hatty
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      Get the flag off Richarlison ffs...played 20 mins for Brazil...

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

                        Does removing his flag revert his price changes %s back to zero?

                        1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          I don't know but I don't want people selling him thinking he is still injured when he is clearly not.

                    • NULL-X-VOID
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      Kane isn't fit?

                      1. Fantasy Gold
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        He played last night.

                        1. NULL-X-VOID
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          he didn't start

                          1. pablo discobar
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            1 month, 19 days ago

                            Tired after the spurs schedule. I don't think he'll start wed either.

                          2. Fantasy Gold
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 19 days ago

                            I know. But he wouldn’t have came on as a sub if he was in any way injured is my point.

                            1. NULL-X-VOID
                              • 6 Years
                              1 month, 19 days ago

                              Southgate did say that his problem isn't an injury but muscle fatigue, essentially the reason I asked if he wasn't fit. If he doesn't start in the next game, I'd be having an issue in having him in my team in place of a KDB position.

                    • Hot Fuzz
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      Hi guys...who was that guy on Twitter who reveals timesheets before kickoff? Looking everywhere, is he still doing this?

                      Cheers

                      1. NULL-X-VOID
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Rockstar

                        1. Hot Fuzz
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          Thanks nxv....so he is still doing it?
                          Going to check it cheers

                      2. Shark Team
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        He was the reason for the new rule about gw deadlines moved half an hour earlier. Now he can't provide the teamsheets anymore:(

                        1. Hot Fuzz
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          Thanks

                      3. Andy_Social
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        "Timesheets" 😆

                        Not much help since the rules were changed.

                        1. Hot Fuzz
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          That's a bummer.....

                        2. Hot Fuzz
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          Bloody auto correct...

                    • Shark Team
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      Any chance Kilman keeps his place in the starting lineup?
                      Planning to bring him after the Leeds game

                      1. jomikijiq
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Nah, Saiss back to LCB and Ait-Nouri/Marcal LWB