Great Expectations

Can Rayan Aït Nouri live up to his potential and become a viable FPL asset?

We assess the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) appeal of Rayan Aït Nouri (£4.5m) in our second 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.

All stats and heatmaps used in this piece are taken from our Premium Members Area.

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THE TRANSFER

Aït Nouri became a permanent Wolverhampton Wanderers player earlier this month after a promising campaign on loan at Molineux last season.

The Frenchman, who arrived on a five-year deal with the option of a sixth, is Bruno Lage’s fourth signing as Wolves new head coach.

On the deal, technical director Scott Sellars said: 

“We think Rayan is a great signing for the football club. He proved last season that he’s a very talented player, with lots of potential – I thought he did well and kicked on towards the end of the season. He’s a player who is only going to get better, he’s a good boy, who works hard, and settled in well here.

We’ve used the loan before buying approach well in the past, with people like Jonny and Raul [Jimenez]. I think it’s a great way for both parties to get to know each other, to see if they can adapt and enjoy English football, and we get a chance to have a look first, and see if a deal can be done.

In Rayan’s case, he got a lot of minutes because both Jonny and Marcal suffered injury problems last season, so he had lots of games in the Premier League to show his quality.

At his age, he’s got a lot to learn still, a lot to work on, and I’m sure with us he’ll develop. He has great quality going forward, we all remember his goal on his debut, so he’s got a lot going for him, as well as areas to develop, like all players.”

The question is: can Aït Nouri now kick on and become one of the best budget defenders FPL?

2020/21 REVIEW

It didn’t take long for Aït Nouri to make his mark at Wolves, as he opened the scoring after just 18 minutes of his debut in a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace back in October.

In his 23 appearances that followed, the youngster showed plenty of intent to get forward and provide an attacking threat, both as a left-back and left wing-back.

Above: Rayan Aït Nouri’s touch heatmap 2020/21

However, it was in the final nine games of the season that he truly established himself.

With Jonny (£4.5m) needing surgery on another ACL problem and Fernando Marçal (£4.5m) on the sidelines too, Aït Nouri produced solid performances as Wolves secured back-to-back 1-0 wins over Fulham, when he started taking set-pieces, and Sheffield United.

He then impressed against Brighton and Hove Albion and West Bromwich Albion, as his confidence and stature in the team grew.

Statistically, amongst all defenders (with a 1,000-minute threshold), he ranked 11th for crosses and second for take-ons per 90 minutes:

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  1. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Possibly the lowest expectations I have ever had of a player in one of these articles.

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Did we read the same thing? I put him in my squad after reading it!

      1. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        It could well work out, but it’s going to take a lot for me to take any Wolves player seriously. Especially a 19-year-old playing for a new manager.

        And let’s not forget Vinagre 😀

      2. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        (to be clear not a knock at the case made in the article, just that it could have said his stats were those of peak Alonso and I'd still take convincing)

    2. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Jaysus most exciting article in a while I thought as nearly all the 4.5s are naff

      1. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        I think Lowton is overlooked as a solid reliable one

        1. jia you (The No BS League -…
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          not a bad shout at all...Dyche continues to do wonders there!

        2. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Also if I had to have an outside bet it'd be Luke Thomas - once Rodgers trusts someone he sticks with them, as Justin showed.

          1. jia you (The No BS League -…
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 9 days ago

            yeah Thomas is on my watchlist but so many WBS at Leicester...think Castagne will be great if nailed but that's the issue

          2. St Pauli Walnuts
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 9 days ago

            Too much very good competition for Leicester FB/WB spots. Pereira, Castagne, Justin and Thomas all about. All of them if nailed and fit are great options

  2. Club-De-Belon
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Hi all. Is there a thread where I can ask what your wild puns are?

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        start with my name?

        1. Club-De-Belon
            4 months, 9 days ago

            I beg you pardon? New to the forum. 2nd FPL season.

        2. Club-De-Belon
            4 months, 9 days ago

            Before listing mine, I should say:
            - I am going to use 3-5-2
            - rotation on defence players (Lamptey/Coufal/Regulion and Bednarek possibly for GW6/9/10)
            - WC a little later (~15?)

            And my first pun will be Zaha in GW2 for 100%. CRY play for all in that game, he is MVP and definitely differential.

            1. Stormbringer22
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 9 days ago

              Did you mean punts, not puns?

              Lamptey is still injured btw

              1. Club-De-Belon
                  4 months, 9 days ago

                  *punts. And yes, I saw the bad news. I was thinking of swapping him for Veltman but I am not really sure about it. Lamptey had offensive potential on top that Veltman does not really have (unless you consider his corner kick header potential). I am keeping Lamptey for now until it's 100% his recovery will not be full for GW1.

                  1. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 9 days ago

                    4.5 defenders with offensive potential (wingbacks):

                    Ayling, Ait-Nouri, Mitchell, Taylor and Lowton, the Watford and Norwich ones. Dunno about Brentford.

              2. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 9 days ago

                Oh, you mean "punT"!

                Lamptey is injured. I have a 3-5-2 draft as well, but I wouldn't trust a Southampton defender at this time. Fair play though, you're the first one here who's looking at one.

                1. Club-De-Belon
                    4 months, 9 days ago

                    Yeah, Bednarek will warm my bench week-to-week. 4.5 is fine price tag for that. But in GW9 (BUR), GW10 (WAT) and GW12(NOR) he might be an option. I said in GW6 too, but that is actually Wolves, so he might stay on the bench.

              3. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 9 days ago

                I once ate a clock, it was time consuming.

                1. jia you (The No BS League -…
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 9 days ago

                  kept you ticking over til dinner I bet though

                2. St Pauli Walnuts
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 9 days ago

                  Well this is alarming.

              4. Christina.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                4 months, 9 days ago

                Did you know the penfish is mightier than the swordfish?

                1. St Pauli Walnuts
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 9 days ago

                  So daft it's good.

              5. St Pauli Walnuts
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 9 days ago

                There is now

            2. Stormbringer22
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 9 days ago

              Still very much in preference of my "Bruno in" draft, however, I have experimented with 2 different drafts without him as well.

              Any thoughts? Quite like A, but do I like it enough to leave Bruno out?

              A.
              Sanchez
              TAA - Dias - Digne (White - 4.0)
              Salah - Sancho - Buendia - Raphina (ESR)
              Cavani - Watkins - Ihenacho

              B.
              Sanchez
              TAA - Shaw - White (Ayling - 4.0)
              Salah - Son - Sancho - Buendia (ESR)
              Watkins - Ihenacho - Toney

              1. Rochdale_Cowboy
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 9 days ago

                I'd go back to the Bruno in draft

                1. Stormbringer22
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 9 days ago

                  Sanchez
                  TAA - Shaw - White (Ayling - 4.0)
                  Salah - Bruno - Buendia - Raphina (ESR)
                  Watkins - Iheanacho - Antonio

                  1. Camzy
                    • 11 Years
                    4 months, 9 days ago

                    I have a very similar draft. It's good.

                    Although I like spending more in defense and picking up Toney.

                    1. Stormbringer22
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      4 months, 9 days ago

                      Hey Camzy! It has been a long time since we've crossed paths as I did take a step back from the forum near the end of last season. Hope you are doing well!

                      Cheers, yeah - I see what you mean. I feel a bit light in defence, my option is to downgrade Antonio to Toney and use the extra £1.0 to bump White/Ayling to Digne or Shaw to Dias and keep £0.5 in reserve. Will see closer to the deadline.

                      1. Camzy
                        • 11 Years
                        4 months, 9 days ago

                        If you do that we have basically the same team.

                        Henderson Foster
                        TAA Chilwell Digne White Hoever
                        Salah Fernandes Raphinha Buendia Gilmour
                        Watkins Toney Iheanacho

                        Still fairly happy with Chilwell and Iheanacho as my 'differentials'

                        1. Stormbringer22
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          4 months, 9 days ago

                          I like the Henderson pick. You reckon he is now top choice over DDG? White a decent cover for the odd Chilwell benching as well.

                          1. Camzy
                            • 11 Years
                            4 months, 9 days ago

                            Yes. I do think he's first choice. Maybe preseason will tell us more. But I still remember a few seasons ago when DDG was in most people's team at 5.5m. Henderson is 5.0m and with Maguire - Varane as his CBs.

                            Chilwell's underlying stats are elite, Chelsea defense is elite. I don't see him being rotated much either unless he's not fit. If I'm wrong, 6.0m allows me to pick whoever, or even go down to the emerging 4.5m gem i.e. Dallas.

                            1. jia you (The No BS League -…
                              • 5 Years
                              4 months, 9 days ago

                              Ole has actually hinted that Henderson will be first choice a couple of weeks back which was surprising as De Gea is on huge wages...if that's the case they need to sell De Gea...one of them needs to be moved on anyway I reckon

              2. St Pauli Walnuts
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 9 days ago

                I can understand saving money on Bruno to strengthen elsewhere but I don't see the point of saving it and spending it on Cavani. May as well have a cheaper striker and Bruno over Sancho if doing that./

            3. jia you (The No BS League -…
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 9 days ago

              8 managers in 'The No BS League' already...guess there are a few other crazy managers out there apart from myself 😉

              1. Holmes
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 9 days ago

                Lets see how many of them can actually follow the rule 😀

                1. Zim0
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 9 days ago

                  Whats the rule

                  1. Holmes
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 9 days ago

                    No Bruno or Salah

                2. jia you (The No BS League -…
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 9 days ago

                  As the admin can I kick out teams with Salah or Bruno in them do you know mate?

                  1. Holmes
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 9 days ago

                    Yes, you can. Just like TM kicks us out of LMS.

                    1. jia you (The No BS League -…
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 9 days ago

                      ah yeah that's right, cheers, could be just me by September lol

            4. Ranger3
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 9 days ago

              1st Draft ! What you think ?
              Martinez,Sanchez
              Digne,TAA,Shaw,Fofana,Manquillo
              Bruno,Salah,ESR,Harrison,Bissouma
              Iheanacho,Watkins,Antonio

              1. Christina.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                4 months, 9 days ago

                Keepers are a waste of 0.5m

                1. Ranger3
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 9 days ago

                  Yes but I prefer to have a choice

            5. Chelsea91
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 9 days ago

              Set on this, changes will be done if got injury.

              Sanchez
              Taa,Shaw/AWB/Coufal,Target/Cash
              Raph,Salah,Son,Bruno
              Watkins,Toney

              Forster Fofana,Gimour,Perica

              0.00 itb

              1. Stormbringer22
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 9 days ago

                Bench is a bit light would be my only comment

            6. Fpl Old Guard
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 9 days ago

              Top 3K any year league code “lacz6l”. Aiming to create a worlds best league. Please share with anyone you know that has a top 3K rank anytime etc.

              1. Christina.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                4 months, 9 days ago

                🙁

              2. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 9 days ago

                3k is random

                1. jia you (The No BS League -…
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 9 days ago

                  he must've finished 2,999th one year lol

                  1. Fpl Old Guard
                    • 10 Years
                    4 months, 9 days ago

                    Got two 2999 finished actually…

                    1. jia you (The No BS League -…
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 9 days ago

                      Well that's just triffic 😉

              3. Holmes
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 9 days ago

                make than 11k please 😀

                1. Fpl Old Guard
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 9 days ago

                  Tempted to change it to 5K, hard to find players that have had these good ranks

                  1. jia you (The No BS League -…
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 9 days ago

                    perhaps 'multiple top 5k finishes' if you're looking to make a top league

                    1. jia you (The No BS League -…
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 9 days ago

                      even a rubbish manager like me has a top 5k and a top 10k finish

                      1. Fpl Old Guard
                        • 10 Years
                        4 months, 9 days ago

                        Hardly a rubbish manager with those past ranks

                    2. Fpl Old Guard
                      • 10 Years
                      4 months, 9 days ago

                      Hard enough to find managers with one top rank never mind multiple… plenty have tried joining despite not having a top 3K rank!

                  2. Rhinos
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 9 days ago

                    Think the real problem is you're struggling to find managers who give a monkeys especially as it's clearly only been set up to fuel your ego

                    1. St Pauli Walnuts
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      4 months, 9 days ago

                      Harsh. Likely true, but still ... harsh!

                    2. Fpl Old Guard
                      • 10 Years
                      4 months, 9 days ago

                      Bit harsh, the league name has nothing to do with me and no one can really know it has anything to do with me, and I don’t seek public attention, the success of the league will be down to the league players, nothing else. I apologise to anyone who can’t meet the criteria.

              4. Mambino
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 9 days ago

                Mine was in 2011 and I've been crap since - still count?

                1. Fpl Old Guard
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 9 days ago

                  Yes, you were still up against 2.5m players or so

            7. Inazuma X1
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 9 days ago

              Fixture ticker still broken

            8. Club-De-Belon
                4 months, 9 days ago

                Another Q from me:
                Do you think it's better to have Robertson and keep 0.5 ITB or just buy TAA and get the money for upgrades later (I can downgrade Grealish after GW3 to 6.5 so that's +1.5 and I have flexibility in each line).

              • Inazuma X1
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 9 days ago

                is Chilwell nailed?

                1. jia you (The No BS League -…
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 9 days ago

                  Probably, talks of Alonso leaving the club too so he'd be even more so if that happens

              • jia you (The No BS League -…
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 9 days ago

                Think I'm going Meslier as my GK...third highest scoring keeper last season, finishing only 6pts behind Ederson!

                1. Camzy
                  • 11 Years
                  4 months, 9 days ago

                  Only thing I don't like about Meslier is it blocks a Leeds slot.

                  Firpo, Raphinha, Rodrigo/Bamford is a potential triple up and Meslier blocks it. He also doesn't have the best fixtures. We're most likely gonna wildcard in the first 7 weeks, and in that time I'd rather go for a 4.5m GK or Henderson.

                  1. jia you (The No BS League -…
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 9 days ago

                    Yeah but I won't ever want 3 outfield Leeds assets...Meslier would be set and forget for me...I'd much rather keep the MUN outfield slots open!

                    1. Camzy
                      • 11 Years
                      4 months, 9 days ago

                      True. MUN outfield slots are a thing too...

                      Shaw, Bruno, Sancho. Something like that.

                      1. jia you (The No BS League -…
                        • 5 Years
                        4 months, 9 days ago

                        yup, double defence could become a thing too further into the season

                        1. Camzy
                          • 11 Years
                          4 months, 9 days ago

                          Mmm again, I'm gonna wildcard before it really matters. The short term fixtures thing still favors Henderson. If you think you might go triple MUN, I'd pick Bachmann or Sanchez as my GK instead.

                  2. Rhinos
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 9 days ago

                    the single greatest post in your history

                    1. jia you (The No BS League -…
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 9 days ago

                      ?

                      1. Rhinos
                        • 8 Years
                        4 months, 9 days ago

                        god this comment stucture is cack. Was a reply to Camzy who very wisely doesn't wanna block triple Leeds

                        1. jia you (The No BS League -…
                          • 5 Years
                          4 months, 9 days ago

                          yeah comments structure is confusing at timed...again I'd be happier blocking triple Leeds (don't see a time that I'll need three Leeds outfield players) than MUN but each to their own

                2. Club-De-Belon
                    4 months, 9 days ago

                    But that was because he received so many shots to save (140, the rank was 142-140-114-114-107). And this came mostly in H1 due to Leeds ineffective defense. However in H2 they improved significantly. So this year he might have a higher CS potential, but the saves and points from them should come less often.

                    1. jia you (The No BS League -…
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 9 days ago

                      he should still do well and he's cheaper than Martinez who would be my second choice

                      1. Club-De-Belon
                          4 months, 9 days ago

                          I mean sure. For 5.0 he is a fine pick. GL

                          1. jia you (The No BS League -…
                            • 5 Years
                            4 months, 9 days ago

                            Cheers

                    2. Carlton P
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 9 days ago

                      Problem is I want meslier, ayling, firpo, Harrison, raph and Bamford!!
                      Ayling + raph most likely two

                      1. jia you (The No BS League -…
                        • 5 Years
                        4 months, 9 days ago

                        Meslier will be my sole Leeds asset...might get one attacker down the road, that will be it for me. Guess my situation I'd different as I'm going without Bruno and Salah so I don't need double or triple outfield Leeds assets

                        1. Andy_Social
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          4 months, 9 days ago

                          I'm planning on Meslier on my wildcard. Starting with Sanchez to get those fixtures out of the way.

                          1. jia you (The No BS League -…
                            • 5 Years
                            4 months, 9 days ago

                            I want to break my habit of wildcarding early

                  • Flynny
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 9 days ago

                    Morning. Please can I ask which of these 3 teams look best? Looking at ways to squeeze mahrez in....thanks

                    A....343
                    Sanchez
                    Taa robbo shaw ayling 4m
                    Salah Bruno buendia sarr brownhill
                    Watkins antonio toney

                    B.....442
                    Sanchez
                    Taa robbo coufal fofana ayling
                    Salah Bruno mahrez buendia
                    Watkins toney davis

                    C.....352
                    Sanchez
                    Taa shaw coufal ayling fofana
                    Salah Bruno mahrez buendia sarr
                    Watkins toney davis

                    1. Camzy
                      • 11 Years
                      4 months, 9 days ago

                      I like the 3-5-2 the most.

                      It's mostly because I don't like the Liverpool defensive double up when there's so much value in defense.

                    2. Rochdale_Cowboy
                      • 3 Years
                      4 months, 9 days ago

                      Marhez isn't very good

                      1. jia you (The No BS League -…
                        • 5 Years
                        4 months, 9 days ago

                        agree, f you look at minutes played and output from last season Foden looks a much better shout at 1.0 less

                        1. Flynny
                          • 6 Years
                          4 months, 9 days ago

                          Cheers.....foden is injured I think

                          I really like the lpool double defence.....2 amazing options for 7m and 7.5m....

                  • Taegugk Warrior
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 9 days ago

                    Iheanacho or Antonio..

                    1. Rochdale_Cowboy
                      • 3 Years
                      4 months, 9 days ago

                      Nacho. Antonio is a drain on the NHS

                      1. Az
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 12 Years
                        4 months, 9 days ago

                        I lold

                      2. St Pauli Walnuts
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        4 months, 9 days ago

                        Come on now, Mick has BUPA.

                    2. Carlton P
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 9 days ago

                      I’ve got both. Antonio likely to be Jimenez when fixtures turn

                      1. Andy_Social
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        4 months, 9 days ago

                        Antonio's first 4 fixtures are good. He'll break after that so you can get rid.

                        1. Carlton P
                          • 5 Years
                          4 months, 9 days ago

                          That’s the plan

                    3. Camzy
                      • 11 Years
                      4 months, 9 days ago

                      Iheanacho for me. Antonio is injury prone and Europe might screw things up more.

                  • Camzy
                    • 11 Years
                    4 months, 9 days ago

                    Hmm. My FanTeam draft looks a lot better than my FPL one. Makes you wonder where the value actually is...

                    Henderson McGovern
                    TAA Chilwell Digne White Kelly
                    Salah Mane Sancho Havertz Buendia
                    Watkins Toney 4.0

                    Mane at 10m, Havertz at 8m and Sancho at 9m makes those guys far better value than FPL.

                    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 9 days ago

                      I think Mane is too much even at 10m. Son though!

                    2. St Pauli Walnuts
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      4 months, 9 days ago

                      Only 1 playing sub (I think?) worries me

                  • Inazuma X1
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 9 days ago

                    Varane has not showed up for training today

                    1. Camzy
                      • 11 Years
                      4 months, 9 days ago

                      He's already an MUN player from what I can see.

                  • Club-De-Belon
                      4 months, 9 days ago

                      What about this tactic: Buy Grealish + Greenwood and keep 0.5 ITB.

                      Sell Grealish after GW3 for 6.5 (many good options) and use 2.0 to upgrade Greenwood to Sancho then?

                      3 GWs should give proper eye-test to assess his adjustment to new team/league and if he is worth the semi-premium price-tag.

                      1. Camzy
                        • 11 Years
                        4 months, 9 days ago

                        Just pick players without a plan to replace them. Lots will happen in the first few weeks that will force us to adapt.

                    • dwain100
                      • 7 Years
                      4 months, 9 days ago

                      First draft :

                      Sanchez (Steele)
                      Digne Shaw Coufal (Fofane) (Ait Nouri)
                      Buendia Salah Sancho Son (Bissouma)
                      Watkins Toney Cavani

                      1 million in the bank.
                      Biggest concern – lack of TAA and Bruno.

                      1. Camzy
                        • 11 Years
                        4 months, 9 days ago

                        You can fix TAA quite easily.

                        Shaw, Coufal, Fofana > TAA, White, 4.0m

                        That solves that problem. I like the team.

                    • jia you (The No BS League -…
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 9 days ago

                      If you had to choose between Mane & Sancho with money not an issue who would you go for?
                      Mane was a bit underwhelming last season and Sancho is exciting but unproven in Prem!

                      1. Rhinos
                        • 8 Years
                        4 months, 9 days ago

                        Money is always an issue, it affects every decision

                      2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        4 months, 9 days ago

                        Sancho, because I wouldn't pay 12m for Mane

                      3. Rupert The Horse
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        4 months, 9 days ago

                        Sancho. Mane too expensive.

                    • @Bryan
                      • 12 Years
                      4 months, 9 days ago

                      Too early to say much I know, but on the current popular picks to play devils advocate:

                      Bruno F - Looked tired in the 2nd half of the season, output decreased and that continued to the Euros. Has he had enough of a break going into the new season? Argument to take someone like Mane at that price point who had a rest this summer and is an easy switch to another player like Bruno at that price depending on how he gets on in the first few?

                      Sanchez/Brighton - Looking from the outside and no Brighton fan so armchair opinion here, but is it the same team as last year? Appears to be some transfers and injuries which raises a flag for me. I am considering alternatives for that reason.

                      1. Club-De-Belon
                          4 months, 9 days ago

                          About Bruno there is another issue that OGS indicated he will change team to a more attacking formation (probably 4-3-3-) where Bruno's impact could be lower in the finishing touch (FPL points). I just think Greenwood/Sancho might provide better value + your team will be more balanced with the additional funding.

                          About Sanchez I agree. He's a great pick but there can still be better ones. If Lamptey was 100% he could be a better pick with offensive return potential and there is no need to double on their defence.

                        • Steve The Spud
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          4 months, 9 days ago

                          I think Bruno comes back strongly

                      2. PeteMorr
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        4 months, 9 days ago

                        Thoughts on Dele Alli? 6.5m sounds like could be a bargain to me

                        1. Rupert The Horse
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          4 months, 9 days ago

                          None

                        2. Rhinos
                          • 8 Years
                          4 months, 9 days ago

                          He has City so it's a no from me. Worry bout gw2 later

                        3. jia you (The No BS League -…
                          • 5 Years
                          4 months, 9 days ago

                          if Kane goes he could be played up top with Son...one for the watchlist as he hasn't been interested in playing football since he started to grow that mustache

                          1. Andy_Social
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            4 months, 9 days ago

                            There is a remote possibility. If Kane goes and is not replaced, he could play in a front 2 with Son. But need to await transfer developments and see more how Nuno sets the team up.

                          2. Rupert The Horse
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            4 months, 9 days ago

                            Don’t see any chance of that.

                        4. St Pauli Walnuts
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          4 months, 9 days ago

                          Lot of false dawns. Need to seem him getting a run and playing well for a least 2 or 3 before I'd be interested. Not worth the risk before that when nailed value like Raph around.

                      3. cemal
                        • 4 Years
                        4 months, 9 days ago

                        Ward-Prowse or Bowen?

                        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          4 months, 9 days ago

                          Bowen

                        2. In a Rush
                          • 5 Years
                          4 months, 9 days ago

                          Bowen

                        3. St Pauli Walnuts
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          4 months, 9 days ago

                          Bowen if nailed, big if though.

                      4. Pep Roulette
                        • 4 Years
                        4 months, 9 days ago

                        Thomas a better option than Fofana?

                        1. Chandler Bing
                          • 5 Years
                          4 months, 9 days ago

                          Surely Castagne/Justin replace him once they're back?

                          1. Super Saints
                            • 5 Years
                            4 months, 9 days ago

                            Where is Castagne?

                      5. Chandler Bing
                        • 5 Years
                        4 months, 9 days ago

                        Is Adam Webster nailed for Brighton?

                        1. Andy_Social
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          4 months, 9 days ago

                          Until/unless they spend White money on another CB, he should be.

                        2. jia you (The No BS League -…
                          • 5 Years
                          4 months, 9 days ago

                          pretty much but don't see the appeal myself

                      6. In a Rush
                        • 5 Years
                        4 months, 9 days ago

                        Any thoughts on this please?

                        Pickford
                        Taa veltman cresswell
                        Salah son raphina xxxx xxxx
                        Nacho xxxx

                        Begovic white ayling obafemi

                        A. Pepe/buendia/cavani
                        B. Sancho/Esr/Watkins

                        Both options leave 1m Itb

                      7. Inazuma X1
                        • 4 Years
                        4 months, 9 days ago

                        United interested in Kounde after signing Varane

                        1. Andy_Social
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          4 months, 9 days ago

                          "After" signing Varane, or mind games to get the deal done?

                      8. diemannschaft
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        4 months, 8 days ago

                        Am looking at luke thomas myself.