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Great Expectations

Will this be Kai Havertz’s breakout season in FPL?

We assess the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) appeal of Kai Havertz (£8.5m) in this first pre-season instalment of Great Expectations, a series of articles on players who have shown glimpses of promise and who are potentially on the cusp of a breakout FPL campaign.

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INITIAL STRUGGLES

The Germany international mostly struggled to live up to his FPL price tag in 2020/21 but belatedly showed promise at the tail-end of the season.

The 22-year-old didn’t look comfortable in Frank Lampard’s 4-3-3 formation and then missed several weeks of the campaign after testing positive for COVID-19 in November.

The condition had long-term effects, something he touched on earlier this year:

The illness hit me hard. It lasted some four to five weeks before I could even think of getting back on to a football pitch. During the time I was ill. I was quite ill, to be honest. And I wish it upon absolutely no one. Then the aftermath was difficult too – I really had to work hard to get back to the pre-COVID fitness levels. You have to live with it.

Following the appointment of Thomas Tuchel in January, Havertz picked up an injury which ruled him out for a month but he has since shone in the German tactician’s 3-4-2-1 setup.

Benefiting from a move to a more advanced, central position, he thrived either as a no. 10 or as a false nine.

Above: Kai Havertz’s 2020/21 average position map under Frank Lampard (yellow) and Thomas Tuchel (green)

Havertz produced several decisive moments during the run-in, with the biggest, of course, arriving against Manchester City in the Champions League final, when he slotted in the winning goal.

“In my opinion right now, between a nine and a ten is pretty much his best position. He has the freedom to drop, to move between the two positions, and to shift positions between a ten and nine. Between a nine, a ten and a winger: that is the space where can be decisive for us.” – Thomas Tuchel

As a result of being positioned higher up the pitch, Havertz is shooting in better, more central areas, which is highlighted in these shot maps:

Above: Kai Havertz’s shot heatmap (left), goal attempts with shots on target in green (centre) and xG shot map (right) under Thomas Tuchel.

2020/21 STATISTICS:

Premier LeagueAll competitions
Appearances2745
Starts1829
Goals49
Assists611

PROTECTING HAVERTZ?

The main issue with Havertz in 2020/21 was the fact that his minutes were managed.

Tuchel started him in just seven of his 19 Premier League games, which made it increasingly difficult for FPL managers to invest.

However, the table below from Gameweek 27 onwards does suggest that a lot of that rotation was based around keeping him fresh for the Champions League.

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611 Comments Post a Comment
  1. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Season to have the 4 supreme ‘S’ midfield

    1. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Saka, Sarr, Soucek and? Who is the fourth?

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Schlupp

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        😉

  2. Jdpz
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Will Troy Deeney play?

    1. Moxon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Not enough to be considered.

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Definitely against Arsenal.... 😉

      1. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        And Villa

  3. Legohair
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    What do we think???

    Sanchez
    TAA-Robertson-Tierney-Fofana
    Salah-Bruno-Pepe-Buendia
    DCL-Watkins

    Foster, Lamptey, Brownhill,Obafemi

  4. Nutmeg Rush
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Thoughts?

    Pickford (Foster)
    TAA Shaw Keane (White Fofana)
    KDB Sancho Youri Soucek (Barnes)
    Cavani DCL Toney

    1. Finding Timo
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Buendia over youri

  5. KnightSlayer
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Who to put in for Kane for week 1

    Knowing what most Casuals are like might drop in price when he does not play in week 1

    Might just try Vardy for one week punt

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Vardy or Auba I guess.

  6. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Is there a winter break this season??

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Was there ever winter break in PL ?

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Last year? I dunno - I meant the break where we had a blank GW followed by a double GW last FPl season

        1. Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Doesn't look like it:

          https://twitter.com/BenCrellin/status/1409530852921466880

          Although there is (unusually) a January international break -- which will be a break for players not called up.

        2. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Blank and double game weeks are predominantly driven by the outcomes of FA & League Cup games, in lesser extend by unexpected cancellations - we simply don't know 3 weeks before season starts when & how big blank\double game weeks will be.

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Yes

      23 Jan to 7 Feb is winter break.

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Key point about the winter break this time is that it will alleviate the effect of AFCON which runs over much the same period.

  7. HollywoodXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    I keep coming back to this draft. GTG?

    Sanchez
    Trent Shaw Digne Chilwell
    Salah Bruno Raphina
    Watkins DCL Antonio

    Foster Brownhill Gibbs-White Omabamdeli

    1. Moxon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Can't see any major faults. Safe and secure.

    2. goldensock
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I would take out Chilwell and Antonio. Chelsea tough fixtures. Antonio injury prone

      1. HollywoodXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I have a blind spot when it comes to Antonio, I know the risk but I love the guy! Chilwell is in for GW1 in particular. I’ll move him on GW2 for a City defender (then jump back on Chelsea after GW7).

        1. Alexis Nonsense
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Really nice plan, but you know that isn't happening...

          It's going to be another transfer as always

  8. Jdpz
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Sanchez, Foster
    TAA, Cancelo, White, Thomas, Coady
    Son, Mahrez, Jota, Buendia, Sarr
    Auba, Bamford, Antonio

    Rate this team, please.

  9. Qaiss
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Lamptey to miss the start of the season, according to Ben Dinnery

    1. Moxon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Potter, asked whether Lamptey will be involved in the remaining friendlies at Luton Town next Saturday and at home to Getafe on August 7, said: “At this stage, I would say it’s unlikely but you never know. We’ve got a plan but we’ll see how he responds.”

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        It’s crazy what is up with him?

        1. Moxon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Hamstring surgery.

      2. Moxon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Looks like we might have to reconsider him.

      3. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Such shame and I don't care about fpl just feel sorry that this young talented player is struggling so badly with injuries.

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Hello Ben White.

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        ... or Ait Nouri

        1. Lindelol
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Is he nailed though?

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            White should be... Don't know about Nouri.

          2. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Who else can play there?

            1. Inazuma X1
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Podence as a Winger
              Marcal at LB

    3. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Lamptey owners - straight swap to Veltman or look elsewhere?

      Any other teams rotate well with Leeds? Had planned to use Lamptey in rotation with Ayling.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Might go Coufal

      2. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Arsenal rotate well-ish, with Leeds.

        1. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          White looks a decent shout.

    4. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Such a weird situation. He has been ‘almost back’ since before Xmas.

    5. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Such an over-dramatic reaction to a player injury. Let's move on to the next best available player. It's not like a draft at this point is cast in stone.

  10. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Good 1-0 win for Wolves over Real Betis Cutrone goal and Semedo assist). Reports saying Jimenéz played well as did Ait Nouri who could be really good 4.5 OOP defender with good fixtures from week 4 and might be worth bringing in as bench cover for first 3 weeks.

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      He's not OOP - playing there cause other LW are out

  11. Lindelol
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    How many OOPs identified so far?

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Big fat zero

    2. Moxon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      RAN (Ait Nouri)

      1. Lindelol
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Nailed??

        1. Moxon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Most likely not.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            With Neto out long term who else could play there?

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              As well as Podence and Jonny also out for a long time

            2. Inazuma X1
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Marcal?

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Is he even still there? Haven’t seen him play for ages

                1. Inazuma X1
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Ya they also have a new signing Trincao

                  1. 3 A
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Trincao right winger. RAN play left . Both start last games.

    3. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Ox. Good luck with that

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      We know

    2. Ted just admit it
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Thank you for the info. Don't let snarky comments bring you down!

  12. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Got to feel for lamptey, hamstrings are so hard to get right and seem to re occur like clock work - hope he gets it sorted

  13. Moxon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    What to do without the Lamptey/Ayling rotation. Look elsewhere for another rotation or bite the bullet and invest in premiums?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Alt Nouri with Hoever as 4.0 cover I’m thinking.

      Would get Williams as 4.0 but it will hamper me getting a second United attacker if I want

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Hoever plays on the other side. Semedo's back up

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Thanks

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Go for Webster

    3. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Could go for Webster or Veltman but I have Sanchez in goal and Lamptey's attacking threat was my justification for double Brighton defence. Think I'll probably look elsewhere now.

      Only just glanced at it but White at Arsenal rotates well enough with Ayling. Fofana too if he's nailed.

  14. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    I really like this draft, regardless if Kane moves or not.
    What do we think?

    Bachmann
    Trent Digne Lamptey
    Salah Son Buebdia ESR
    Kane Watkins Toney

    (Foster Ayling Brownhill 4.0)

    1. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Lamptey injured. Need United cover. Otherwise good.

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I feel fine to start without United
        Thanks

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          I got three 😮

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Kane wont start GW1

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Ayling comes in.
        Or downgrade Kane to Naho with 5m ITB?

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Confirmed?

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Yes

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            That’s crazy seeing as they play City first

            1. Ginkapo FPL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Or is that the real reason why?

          2. I Member
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Who confirmed it?

            1. Inazuma X1
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Telegraph

              1. I Member
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                How are they in a position to confirm this?

        2. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Depends which club he is at

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Would have thought he’d play either way

            1. Finding Timo
              2 months, 1 day ago

              So if Kane doesn’t play GW1 who to get for just gW1 to then change to Kane GW2?!

              1. Ginkapo FPL
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Welbeck

                1. Finding Timo
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  DCL?

              2. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                I’d just bench him

                1. Finding Timo
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  You haven’t seen my bench ! D Luiz, manquilo and k Davis !

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Douglas Luiz is pretty good

                    1. Finding Timo
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Yeh think he is best 4.5 mid

                  2. Ginkapo FPL
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Why do you have David Luiz?

                    1. Finding Timo
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Douglas

                2. CornerTakenQuicklyOrigi
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Wouldn't you start him just in case?...

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Yeah you know what I mean

    3. Ooh Ah Cantona
      2 months, 1 day ago

      It's great, just Lamptey to any of the others. ESR should de really well this year if he cements the #10 spot. If he doesn't, your line up could be in a pickle.

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Thanks mate

    4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Cheers all!

  15. Torreslove
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Hello all, I posted this earlier, but posting it now again for a different crowd.

    I run a Fantrax draft league and we are in our 8th season right now. We started off as a close knit group of lads from FFS who got tired of FPL and wanted to play draft and now (slowly) grown into two divisions of 13 teams each. We had a slew of retirements after last season and now have 3 open spots in division 2.

    A little bit more info - scoring has a FPL base, but added tweaks of our own over the years. Claims are done through a bidding system so every manager has a fair shot for claiming players. $10 buy-in for division 2. We run group chats on WhatsApp, so that would be required. Draft is at the end of July (slow draft). I'm happy to answer anymore questions!!

    Email is on my profile for everyone interested! Probably my last time posting on here as draft order will be finalized tomorrow. Cheers!

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Different day, same crowd

      1. Torreslove
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Can’t catch anything if you don’t fish

    2. Nmasr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Definitely hooked a fish here. Just sent an email!

  16. rozzo
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Keep coming back to this.

    Martinez
    TAA Robbo Stones Forfana Manquilo
    Salah Son Beundia Raphina Browning
    Bamford Watkins Toney

    Thoughts?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Brownhill?

      1. rozzo
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Yeah him lol

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Looks good

    2. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      No United players with their fixtures is questionable to me but if you think your picks are better go for it. They're all good options.

  17. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Anyone know where to check when my memberships runs out?

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Profile page

    2. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      On your profile page above "Update Profile"

    3. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Thank you

  18. bso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Thoughts on this team please?
    Not sure how Cavani will fit in at MU going forward. Playing it safer to start with - .5 mib to upgrade Sanchez after GW3 or sooner if Henderson is #1.

    Cavani - Nacho - Watkins
    Buendia - Bruno - Salah - ESM - Bissouma
    TAA - Shaw - Fofana - White - Ayling
    Sanchez - Foster

    1. FFSbet.com
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Looks good,not sure how nailed is ESM maybe get Sarr

      1. bso
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Thanks FFS...will keep my eye on his situation. Think he is nailed though. He was just given #10 jersey!

  19. FFSbet.com
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Henderson looks great value,other top team keepers at 6.0

    A) Bachmann + Coufal

    B) Henderson + 4.5 def

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      B

    2. Finding Timo
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Henderson best 5m mid?

  20. Sloths
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Hi Guys,

    This is my first draft. I would appreciate any help here if you see any errors.

    GK - Meslier
    DEF - AA, Shaw, Dunk,
    MID - Salah, Fernandes, Raphinha, Buendia
    ATT - Wilson, Watkins, Abraham
    Bench - GK4M, Targett, Fofana, Bissouma

    1. bso
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Maybe get Sanchez for 3 weeks, then Meslier when match ups improve.

      1. Sloths
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Thank you. I hate using transfers on keepers tho. Not sure I feel that much Brighton love either 🙂

        1. Big dog
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Agree. Keeper points don't often follow game difficulty either so wouldn't jump into a calculated change

        2. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Yeah just start with Meslier if that's who you want. Keeper hauls are unpredictable anyway. Could get a ton of saves against United or Pool.

        3. bso
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          I hear ya!

    2. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Looks really good assuming Abraham gets a move before GW1.

      1. Sloths
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Yeah it's under the assumption Arsenal get him and sell Laca to fund him 🙂

    3. RUN DCL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 1 day ago

      You’ve got Abraham in it.

  21. Swills
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    A or B?
    A - [1]Digne, [2]Brownhill, [3]DCL
    B - [1]Robertson, [2]Sarr, [3]Davis

    Rest of my Team is:
    Sanchez / 4.0
    TAA, Wan Bissaka, Veltman, Ayling [1]
    Bruno Salah Saka Buendia [2]
    Watkins Toney [3]

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A

    2. Big dog
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A....but avoid double Brighton defence

  22. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    To rotate with Ayling:

    A) White
    B) Veltman/Webster

    Have Sanchez in goal.

    1. Sloths
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Veltman/Webster rotate great with Leeds but i don't like double Brighton Defence. Change Goalie maybe?

  23. Totalfootball
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Is fofana a starter?

  24. Big dog
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Quite liking castagne over digne. Could end up oop in a 343. Any thoughts?

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Digne looks very nailed on in an Everton team that should keep more cleansheet under Benitez. Castagne is quality, looks pretty nailed on but Rogers has a few fullback options.

      1. Big dog
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Thinking more offensively. But Rogers may need to amend formation to accommodate Barnes and nacho

        1. GreennRed
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          That's it. But Digne is on a par if not more attacking than Castagne. Question is will he be as attacking under Rafa. I have him for now, considering Fofana.

          1. Big dog
            2 months, 1 day ago

            I agree digne is nailed; not sure he will be more attacking in a back 4 under Rafa tho. If Rogers goes to 4 at the back puts them much closer. If he sticks with 343 like end of last year I really like castagne

    2. Sloths
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I think I would prefer Castagne over Digne

      1. Yes Ndidi
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Digne is nailed. Leicester have too many options at LB for my liking

        1. Big dog
          2 months, 1 day ago

          RB?

  25. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    getting quite a nice defensive rotation in a 3/4/3 out of

    pool def, Chelsea def, West Ham def, Leeds Def, United/everton Def

    lets you cover your Chelsea defender with strong bench options and start them in 1,2, 4 and 5

    7.5/7.0
    5.5/6
    5.5
    5.0
    4.5

    1. Moxon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Or just get TAA Digne Shaw and play them every week.

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        You can do that if you like, the price is pretty much the same

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Seems like a lot to spend on defs

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        No more expensive than Trent and Robbo + 4.5’s , cheaper certainly an option though

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          I guess, been trying to stuff Kane, Bruno and Mo into a team for most of preseason so hadn't thought about a hvy back line at all yet this year.

  26. Wild Guus Chase
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Come on I mean really. What made you think Tariq Lamptey was going to be fit for the start of the season?

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      It did surprise me the hype around him, was always likely to have fitness issues unfortunately

      1. Wild Guus Chase
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Exactly. Antonio next...

  27. Patson Dabaka
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Thoughts on my first draft please. I've never started with any formation other than 343. It feels naughty. It feels good.

    Sanchez
    TAA Robertson Shaw Coufal
    Salah Fernandes Raphinha Buendia
    DCL Antonio

    Foster Ayling Bissouma Obafemi

    0.0 itb

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      We welcome all here.

      Pretty good.

    2. Big dog
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Only Antonio not keen on......apart from that looks good