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  1. RedJive79
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Is it absolute madness to start with Kane.......?

    Sanchez
    TAA / Shaw / Fofana / Keane
    Salah / Bruno / Raph / Sarr
    Kane / Toney

    Steele / Gilmour / Manquillo / Davis

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Not absolute madness. Depends on the team overall. I would look at trying a 343.

    2. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      With that bench, yes.

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Not madness if he's confirmed fit for week 1

      There's the point that multiple premiums lose their value if they aren't captained. Some truth in that but over a run of fixtures you can defo blast it with multiples.

      But Spurs as an unknown and week 1 doubts makes it a really big call.

    4. TheTinman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Yes if Salah and Bruno. Two premiums max for captaincy picks otherwise they just aren't worth it for the value.

    5. RedJive79
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      All good points. Back to template it is!

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Good man!

    6. Bojack Horseman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Yes, the men in the white coats are on their way.

    7. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      If you know you'll want him, you could leave 5m in the bank for when he's back.

  2. King Kohli
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    442 or 352?

    Bachmann
    TAA Digne Shaw Dunk
    Salah Bruno Son Raphinha
    Watkins Toney
    4m Gilmour 4m Obafemi

    Bachmann
    TAA Shaw Veltman
    Salah Bruno Son Raphinha ESR
    Watkins Toney
    4m White Ayling Obafemi

    1. KGFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      352 is better balanced. So that one.

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      What's wrong with 343?

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Looking at the same 3-5-2 variant currently only with Fraser/Townsend as options to ESR and Tierney Coufal over Shaw Veltman

      Arguable both ways - simply prefer to start with money in midfield.

  3. foreverton
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Hey folks. I've compromised my bench to fit Son in. How is this looking:

    Martinez, 4.0

    Digne, Robertson, Fofana (White, 4.0)

    Salah, Buendia, Son, Gray, Fernandes

    Watkins, Toney, 4.5

    Anywhere for me to downgrade to get a 2nd bench player?

    1. foreverton
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      *4.5 forward is on the bench

    2. KGFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      I'd downgrade Gray to 4.5 and upgrade elsewhere including Fofana who may not be an assured starter.

    3. Rassi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Downgrade Martinez

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        This

    4. foreverton
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Thanks all

  4. JVALDEZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Anyone else taking a punt on ESR as a 4th mid? Signed a new contract, has been given the number 10 shirt and it's not looking like a new signing in his position is coming, the Maddison links are laughable. He will trickle along nicely with points which is all you need for a 5.5 mid. Obviously one to keep an eye on but he's such a good enabler and has allowed me to build this:

    Sanchez
    TAA | Tierney | Fofana
    Salah | Bruno | Son | ESR
    Wilson | Watkins | Toney

    Steele | Veltman | Brownhill | Hoever

    1. TheTinman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      He's a decent option, keeping an eye on him and the gooners this year.

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Many are thinking along these lines. For a measley 0.5m more I will take Soucek the Destroyer.

    3. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Yep I have very close to that. Just Coufal for Tierney and White for Fofana in the starting 11. I like it a lot.

  5. Jacky boy
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Thoughts on having raphinha and white and play white for gw 1&4 and raphinha for gw 2&3 ?
    😎

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Yeah I'd have them both. Would probs play Raph for 1, 2, 3 & 4 tho.

    2. Bojack Horseman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Not sure it justifies sunglasses.

    3. TheTinman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Toss up. I'd probably go for Harrison as 6.5m just seems a smidge too much for a bench player.

      Also depends on your style, many would prefer the potential upside of Raphina in those games than the likely Maximum of 6pts from White

    4. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Thanks for your post, your suggestions are important to us .......... click.

    5. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      White at Arsenal? Needs to sit out GW 2-3

      1. Jacky boy
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Yes

    6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      And if Raphinha returns GW1 & 4 and blanks 2 & 3, while White blanks GW1 & 4 & returns 2 & 3?

      If you’re ok with that possibility, then you’re ok

      1. Jacky boy
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        It’s all about possiblities

  6. TheTinman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    For the first 6 game weeks who scores more points,

    A) Sancho
    B) Son

    Sancho has the higher ceiling with better fixtures but Son is proven and does love a goal vs City. Plus if he is the main man you fancy him even more.

    It's Son isn't it?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Son on pens if mouthbreather leaves?

      1. TheTinman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        If Kane leaves Son starts to look like a season keeper. He will outscore Bruno if he is on pens

        1. No Professionals
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          doubt that. His main supply line would be gone. still think he is a good option though.

    2. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      I’d go for the proven player in the Premiership League. Son.
      Of course Son could flop and Sancho could go off but we’re just guessing.

      1. TheTinman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Think that's what I talked myself into too.

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Depends on Kane

    4. KGFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Love Son but Mahrez is tempting me more with 1 mil less and having NOR next. Think he should also be nailed for the first few matches. Long term it's Son hands down.

      1. TheTinman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Really don't see how Mahrez can be nailed even past GW2. Also its very likely he comes off early to get minutes in the legs of those who came back. But then you'd expect City to score 4+ against Norwich.

        I just can't deal with Pep Roulette it's not in my nature

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Spoiler alert: Mahrez is not nailed for any game

          Pep doesn’t do nailed, period

  7. xHaTr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    I know its pretty standard but am I missing out on any better choices here?

    Sanchez
    TAA Shaw Digne
    Buendia Salah Raphinha Bruno
    Antonio Watkins Wilson

    Steele Ayling Brownhill Omo

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      As template as it gets.

      1. Carlton P
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        It is template but I think a few are trying to squeeze in son or Mahrez now

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Better choices than the template? Arise, Sir XHATR the gravless.

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Nice - you won’t get any/many teams with both Wilson & Antonio so they’re good differentials

    4. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      the 'FFS template' still includes many players only 20% owned and others 10% owned, and Antonio and Wilson are not template.

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Exactly - let alone with both of them

        That’s mega-differential territory

        I’m sure Live FPL could work out the exact % of teams that have both, but I’m guessing it’s around 1% or even less (given Wilson is only 5%)

    5. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      hello template my old friend

  8. marcos11
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Better combo?

    a) Mount/Buendia/4.5
    b) Raph/Buendia/ESR

    In Plan A, I plan to go Buendia > Raph after their fixture turn. Plan B leaves me with 8 attackers however.

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      B

  9. Tomerick
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    What do people think of this? Following a fairly template structure with a few differential picks:

    Sanchez
    TAA/Digne/Firpo Salah/KDB/Raphinha/Buendia Watkin/Wilson/Toney
    Bachmann, White, Bissouma, Ait-Nouri

    0.5itb

    1. Tomerick
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Formatting fail 🙁

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Looks fine. Why Firpo?

      1. Tomerick
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Just a little punt based on that he is seemingly very attacking. If he doesn’t pan out I can move him onto Doherty or Reguilon if they look to be benefitting from Nuno and Cresswell, Shaw or a 4.5 if not.

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Good luck, will keep an eye on him.

          1. Tomerick
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Thank you Sir Knight!

  10. Bavarian
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Antonio or DCL?

    1. PartyTime
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Antonio imo

    2. marcos11
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Antonio

    3. FPLGOOD
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      I Prefer digne+antonio against creswell/coufal+dcl

    4. The Strokes
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      At same price I would go for DCL but for 0.5 less I take Antonio

    5. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Dcl

    6. JBG
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Both

  11. farmerfat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Havent changed my team in over a week, dont know if its a good or bad thing 😛

    Sanchez
    TAA Shaw Digne
    Salah Bruno Jota Raph ESR
    Watkins Antonio

    4.0 Coufal White Davis

    Pending fitness news on Shaw and waiting to see if Jota is going to be ready to start. Jota could be Wilson or Nacho and swap the 4,5 forward to mid.

    1. The Strokes
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      I really like it and with Coufal and White you are well covered on your bench.

  12. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    The state this place is going to be this time 14 days 😆

    A non-stop, live-stream, anxiety-attack of A or B’s, RMT’s & gambling articles 😆

    1. FPL Brains
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Hahaha 100%.

      I've not got a 5-2-3 formation. *Shakes head*

      1. FPL Brains
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Now*

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      The gambling articles will come after people sign up.

      1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        I'll give you odds of 1/4 on that happening

      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        You wanna bet?

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Only if it's with Bet365evenonxmasgiveusyermoney.com!

    3. Bojan Horsemack
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Why's everyone so anti-gambling these days?

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        You must live in a tiny bubble if you don't know families destroyed by gamblers.

        1. Bojan Horsemack
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          It was a genuine question... It probably seemed a bit flippant. Problem gambling has been an issue for a very long time, and I haven't been on here for ages, but now I'm seeing a lot of strong feelings on the subject. Is it a prominent issue in the UK at the moment?

          1. Tomerick
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            I think the reason it’s more of an issue on this site now is that FFS has sold out and pumps out regular articles encouraging gambling. I don’t even think they give users the ability to filter such articles out which could be triggering for some people considering this site did not historically promote gambling.

          2. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            I'm actually British but have lived in Asia for a long time now. FFS is a global site and believe me, the problem is 1000% times worse in Asia. Where I live there is no social security safetynet for families whose breadwinner squanders all the income.
            We had to let a staff member go last week. He was our delivery man. his sister phoned in to say he's gambled away his phone and motorbike. It was the second time. First time his family clubbed together to replace them so we wouldn't fire him, but he's gone and done it again.
            We posters here are mostly aware enough of the dangers to resist the eds and pseudo-objective articles that try to entice us, but many are not educated or sophisticated and don't need such subliminal temptations.

            1. The Knights Template
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Or they are kids!

      2. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Because gambling is just some big fishes getting rich on naivety of people.

      3. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        For me it's not even about the gambling, or needing to generate revenue for the site as it's a business, it's more the way it's been done

      4. Tomerick
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Probably because we’ve now gotten to the point that it has infected football to the extent that there are many people who can’t enjoy a game without having a bet on.

        Gambling culture in this country has become unhealthy and it is still relatively unregulated. Our screens are overrun with ads and they pay only lip service to helping addicts.

      5. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        I'm against FFS taking a percentage of lifetime losses of anyone who signs up through here. It shows what FFS think of their users if they actively want them to lose lots of money.

        1. Bojan Horsemack
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          OK, wow. That would be shocking, but where did you get the info?

          As a side note, that seems like an improbably large cut to sign over for a referral.

          1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            It's the standard deal Bet365 has with all their affiliates, and FFS has been given the opportunity to deny this is the deal they have with them on multiple occasions, and they either ignore the question, or say "I don't know, I'll look into it and get back to you" and never do.

            1. Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              It pays their salaries behind the scenes. Thats why.

            2. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              https://www.bet365affiliates.com/UI/Pages/Affiliates/?ContentPath=%2fAffiliates%2fv2_Root%2finformationPages%2faffiliateProgramme

              "When a visitor to your site (or subscriber of your newsletter) becomes a referred customer (by clicking on your affiliate click-thru referral link to the corresponding bet365 site, fully registers and makes an initial deposit), you will earn a 30% commission, based on any net win for the life of the customer."

              1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                Is that a "win" for the customer or for Denise Coates?

                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 29 days ago

                  It's better is you say it in Ray Winstone's voice

                  "The Bet365 app is the most advanced in the world

                  Oh and please, Gaymbol responsublly!"

                  Why does he always sound like he wants to follow it up with "You faaaccckkiiinnn gullible caaaaaants" 😆

  13. PartyTime
    2 months, 29 days ago

    I’ve got Cavani + Bruno vs Leeds.

    Very juicy indeed

    1. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      until leeds win 1-0.

      1. PartyTime
        2 months, 29 days ago

        😆

      2. The Strokes
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Leeds, first match of the season, can go in any direction.
        Man U better be prepared for it and with all the late returns, they might not be ...

  14. The Strokes
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Thoughts?

    Sanchez
    TAA - Shaw - Digne - Tierney
    Salah - Son - Jota
    Cavani - Watkins - Antonio

    Begovic – Dier – ESR - Brownhill

    1. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      does a pound coin feel better in your hand than a 5p because it is aesthetically more pleasing (heavier, chunkier), or does it feel better because you know it is worth more?

      1. No Professionals
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        just realised you meant your team. don't like it. doesn't seem to be enough gain from losing bruno.

      2. The Strokes
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        What do you exactely mean? Are you speaking of Dier? Who is the one I'm the less sure about at the moment.

  15. FPLGOOD
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Feeling good again for gw1:

    Bachmann
    Taa, robertson, vvd, shaw, digne
    Bruno, son
    Watkins, antonio, toney
    Foster, raphinha, brownhill, bissouma

    I like to have one good asset rotating at the bench as i dont like playing lesser teams against top6 sides. Raphinha, digne, antonio, toney rotate well (one at the bench) for quite some time if i wish to go for that

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Looks decent but I’m never a fan of 5 at the back, particularly at the start of the season.

      1. FPLGOOD
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 29 days ago

        I know most doesnt, but i love it for some reason. Even if i tend to come away from it at some point anyways 🙂 i just like value picks (i see defenders are)

        Two seasons back i started gw1 with 5 at the back and was someting like 3000or for a while, i feel i started loosing grip after i started chasing team value and went for 3 at the back

  16. Bojan Horsemack
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Is template a useful term? What it seems to refer to is picks from a pool of 30-40 popular players on here. Which is hardly a template.... There could be three teams classed as such which have almost none of the same players. Differential-less?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Yes. Yes it is. Very useful.

      1. Bojan Horsemack
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Well I'd expect you to say that ;). I'd argue the pool of players being selected from is big enough to make the term redundant. Almost every team I see on here is selecting from that same pool of 'acceptable' choices.

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          I don't think we should argue. I am just a humble servant of the template, simply helping the pilgrims on their journey to FPL glory.

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      The picks are higher than 5% owned though. And a draft might include a lot of players in many RMTs without actually being template - it's the combination that makes a template. As an example, I invite you to peruse my draft - all popular picks, but I'd argue due to the midfield and forward selections, it isn't template:

      Sanchez Foster
      TAA Shaw Digne Ayling White
      Salah Son Sancho Mahrez Brownhill
      Watkins Toney Obafemi

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Tis 80 per cent template and therefore meets mine threshold - Arise, Sir Andy-Social!

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Well, well, hang on! My point is that whilst separately, Son, Sancho and Mahrez are all common picks, having all 3 is decidedly not template. Not arguing, discussing - do you disagree?

          1. The Knights Template
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            I would never disagree with a fellow knight!

  17. Mok
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    A) Havertz + Mahrez
    B) Mount + Son

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      B for me

  18. Miro
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Hi there, looking for some cash Draft leagues still open ... Draft PL / Fantrax

  19. Houldsworth Hatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    I’ve settled on this and I’m stepping away from the keyboard now: -

    Raya
    Digne Castagne Tierney
    Salah Bruno Raphinha Bowen
    Wilson DCL Watkins

    Bachmann Brownhill Ait Nouri Ayling

    Gone for a full playing 15 with a couple of reasonably low risk differentials to allow for Covid interruptions plus 1m in back to allow for any potential bandwagon jumping.

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Ugh. You'll be back. I guarantee it! 😉

      1. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Ha!! Quite possibly but I’m happy with it.

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Seems a sensible approach.

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Decent

      Looking at it you've essentially cashed TAA money to get a full bench. Could prove smart but could be a waste. Still going quite minimal there myself. Whoever comes on is a two pointer really so who cares. Take a FT or hit the next week to eta. real option.

  20. Dreaming of glory
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    First cut, few left field ones but nothing to crazy, what you think?

    Pickford

    Taa - fofana - aisling

    Salah - mahrez - son - Greenwood

    Wilson - nacho - Toney

    Virginia, lowton, ESR, omo

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Should get off to a decent start.
      Irish girl in defence is certainly a bit out of the box.

  21. Hits dont lie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Sarr or Trossard for gw 1-6?

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Trossard of the two for me but not keen on either

      1. Dreaming of glory
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        What pingi said

      2. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Neither for me - both at sides not expected to score much. I'd be looking at Leeds.

      3. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        +1

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Soucek the Destroyer!

    3. SKENG
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Benrahma is my 6.0

  22. JVALDEZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Coufal owners talk to me, these are their opening fixtures, very few of which I can see a clean sheet:
    Newcastle - good chance
    Leicester - no
    Palace - good chance
    Southampton - no
    Utd - no
    Leeds - no
    Brentford - good chance
    Everton - no
    Tottenham - no
    Liverpool - no
    Villa - no

    What am I missing?

    1. JVALDEZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Southampton should say good chance.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Right. 3 of the first 4. Then Europa kicks in and you step away.

        1. JVALDEZ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Ok early wildcarders would make sense. Wouldn't want to book a transfer on ditching a defender.

          1. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            You can bench him, someone like White or Ayling will do the job as cover.

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      If revert to playing with WBs, I think there are 3/4 CS. With Europa starting after GW4 and having a small squad, issue is the amount of games the defence could play without any changes

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Fair point

      Good run to start but then goes off. But there again looking at any defence beyond week 6 is optimistic imo before we see form established and that applies to the big sides too.

      WH are the equal of most in that early run. 5.0? Decent price for odd cs and attacking returns.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        I've a mind to have him GW1-4 then move on to Ait-Nouri.

    4. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      They say Coufal is a machine

    5. mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Yeah, trciky one. I've had him in & out of my team. Only really planning for 6-7 weeks before likely WC, and realised I'll prob bench him 3/7 (lei, lee, mun) so maybe not worth it? And then I don't really want any Hammers once european games kick in. But to be fair I'm having doubts about most defenders to start with...

  23. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Aston Villa seems to be such great run club. Just two years ago they were promoted to PL, and now they seem to be ready to even fight for the Europa League. There must be some moneyball going on, their recruitment has been exceptional lately. Everton and West Ham should learn from them.

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      They have rich owners

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Absolutely. They initially made a right pig's ear of their transfer business and were very lucky to survive by one point. Then something went very right and all their transfer activity has been magnificent. I'm tipping them to finish 6th behind last season's top 5.

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Big question for me is Grealish

        Without him they were non-entities last season and down in or near the relegation zone on form. Don't see Buendia as a replacement if that is what he turns out to be. Can he carry a whole side (with Martinez)?

        Amazing FPL player Grealish but even more significant in real life.

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Not just Hammers and Toffees

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Moneyball?

      They have outspent more or less every club in Europe over the last 2 seasons - this is the opposite of moneyball - moneybags?

      1. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Well, at least that was a money very smartly spent. I am pretty sure they must use some advanced stats and have a great scouting. Just spending money isn't usually enough to have a good team - just look at what Fulham did.

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Got away with it by a week 38 performance in their promotion season when you make the Fulham comparison.

          On the face of it they have made good transfers but only value for money so far with some poor ones in there too. For me they are better on paper than in actuality. If they take the next step up this season and show consistent form I'd agree with you but right now I'm seeing one very good 20 match run and reliance on the one player they didn't buy.

    5. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      They're just rich mate, done well but have spent. Good for them though

  24. The 12th Man
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Squad A or B?

    A.
    Sanchez
    TAA, Coufal,White
    Salah,Fernandes,Son,Raphinia,Sarr
    Watkins,Toney

    Steele,Llorente,Ait Nouri, Obafemi

    B. Bench Boost then WC wk 2 or 3.

    Schmiechel
    TAA,Robertson,Digne
    Salah,Havertz,Bowen,Sarr
    Watkins,Toney,Iheanacho/Antonio

    Sanchez,Mbeumo,Coufal,Dunk

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Not an early BBer myself, but B

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Schmiechel Schmiechel Schmiechel!

  25. mynameisq
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    So Man utd only have 1 pre season game left before the season starts and so far of what can be considered starters only 2 have even played a single game*. Leeds 5-0 incoming

    *AWB and Greenwood

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      5 - 2 maybe

    2. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Will be quite funny if they perform as normal and it transpires that pre-season is a waste of time.

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Well as normal the past few (disrupted) seasons has been a poor start with some bad home losses

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      I haven't noticed Leeds having much of a pre-season. Something like half a game at Guiseley.

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Haven't kept an eye on them tbh may be in the same situation but I'd wager the players have at least been back in training even without the matches

      2. Boly Would
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Played Blackburn on Wednesday. Real Betis tomorrow, Ajax next week.

        1. mynameisq
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Interesting, for utd it would literally be 1 game as the main starters haven't even returned yet. I can't see anything but a poor start again

  26. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Is Robbo worth 1.5m more than Digne/Shaw?
    In the first 6 fixtures atleast.

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Not sure he is over the period, but then again...
      Not much help, sorry

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        I'm with you actually. It's 6 of one, half a dozen of the other. Just get them all! I've on TAA, Robbo and Shaw (also Digger until yesterday).

  27. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Pick one

    A Son Digne Watkins
    B Havertz/Grealish Robbo Watkins
    C Son Robbo Welbeck

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      C, maybe

    2. JBG
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      A

    3. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      A

  28. The Train Driver
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    A. Jota + Cavani

    B. Sancho + Watkins

    I think A will get more points in gw1 but looks like transfers just waiting to happen.

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      B for me

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      B overall

  29. farmerfat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Which option seems better?

    A) Shaw , Digne, 7.5 Attacker ( Wilson Nacho Jota Greenwood ect) .

    B) Coufal , Tierney , Son

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      A

  30. Bertonian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Chaps

    Can you give an opinion on this one, gone with attacking full backs with good rotation options.
    Plenty of assists & goals from all areas. Pepe is my punt but the man is firing now!

    Sanchez (Foster)
    Shaw Digne Tierney Coufal Reguilon
    Pepe Son Salah Sancho Raphinia
    Antonio Watkins (Obafemi)

    Rate out of 10 guys, be kind!

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Very nice, rather have Trent than your man Pepe though