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Son, Gray and Digne among eye-catching FPL assets in latest pre-season friendlies

We run the rule over six pre-season friendlies involving Premier League clubs on Wednesday, picking out the main talking points on the field and off it.

Don’t forget to check out our comprehensive pre-season page for more information on the warm-up matches taking place ahead of Gameweek 1.

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MK DONS 1-3 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

  • Goal: Son Heung-min (£10.0m), Dele Alli (£6.5m), Lucas Moura (£6.5m)
  • Assist: Lucas, Son

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS

Son Heung-min‘s (£10.0m) positive start to pre-season continued at MK Dons, with the South Korea international bagging a goal and assist at the Football League outfit.

We probably hadn’t expected Spurs to improve too much on their attacking output under Nuno Espirito Santo, latterly known for a more reserved style at Wolves, but the signs have been encouraging so far, even if the opposition has been limited ahead of Gameweek 1.

Son, Lucas Moura (£6.5m) and Steven Bergwijn (£6.0m) formed a dynamic front three at Stadium MK, with the Korean playing as the spearhead in Harry Kane‘s (£12.5m) absence and getting himself into a number of threatening positions.

A blazed shot from six yards preceded his dinked opener from a Lucas Moura pass, with another chipped opportunity later going begging.

Son had also been in excellent positions for a tap-in when Sergio Reguilon (£5.0m) and Dele Alli (£6.5m) saw the whites of the goalkeepers’ eyes, only for both opportunities to go begging.

Son said after the game:

I have said it before, it is an honour to play for this big club and I just want to continue.

I have one wish, for the fans to keep supporting us, we will work as hard as possible to make you happy. We have missed them.

I have only played two games in pre-season but it has been really positive. It is only pre-season but the energy is there, the positivity is there.

Alli is one for the FPL watchlist at his bargain price, too, even if his duties do involve dropping a bit deeper into central midfield.

Still, he was advanced enough to tap in Son’s pass to make it 2-0 and ought to have had a second when dallying in front of goal.

Matt Doherty (£5.0m) made his first appearance of pre-season under his former boss, although was an orthodox right-back rather than the gallivanting wing-back of his Wolves days.

Spurs XI: Whiteman, Doherty (Paskotsi 64), Carter-Vickers, Tanganga (Fagan-Walcott 86), Reguilon (Davies 64), John, Skipp (Omole 77), Dele (White 82), Lucas (Clarke 82), Bergwijn (Parrott 82), Son (Scarlett 77).

MANCHESTER UNITED 2-2 BRENTFORD

  • Goal: Anthony Elanga, Andreas Pereira | Shandon Baptiste, Bryan Mbeumo (£5.5m)
  • Assist: Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.5m)| Ivan Toney (£6.5m), Fin Stevens

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS

Another under-strength Manchester United team drew 2-2 with Brentford at Old Trafford in a game full of memorable goals.

The likes of Bruno Fernandes (£12.0m), Luke Shaw (£5.5m) and Jadon Sancho (£9.5m) were all again absent thanks to their post-EURO 2020 breaks and none of them look likely to be heavily involved at Preston on Saturday, which leaves only a warm-up game against Everton on August 7 as the one remaining chance for match-fitness building.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said:

It might be too soon [for the returning international players against Preston on Saturday], maybe one or two sub appearances. Maybe we can start Diogo and Donny as I said before the game, so let’s see how the other boys who have come back feel on Friday night, Saturday morning.

It’s a difficult question to answer. Yes, the boys who have been here are working hard and we can see the benefit they’re getting but there are still players away so you don’t really know how they are, how much they’ve worked.

Every year when there’s an [international] championship it’s a difficult summer but we’ll work with the players when they come back.

Anthony Elanga and Andreas Pereira scored humdingers for the hosts, with one of the only first-team regulars on show, Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.5m), setting up the opener.

Wan-Bissaka, maligned for his attacking attributes in the past, did catch the eye going forward, almost getting on the end of a cross from the left himself early on.

Ivan Toney (£6.5m), now only the second most-owned FPL forward in the game, claimed the flicked assist for Shandon Baptiste‘s superb first equaliser before the returning Bryan Mbeumo (£5.5m), back after missing the last two pre-season friendlies, curled home to restore parity.

Mbeumo was stationed on the right of Thomas Frank’s 4-2-3-1 upon his introduction and was also responsible for a direct free-kick late in the game.

Also operating on the right flank, at least initially, was Mason Greenwood (£7.5m), with Elanga deployed up top.

With Edinson Cavani (£8.5m) back soon and Sancho potentially poised to cover for Marcus Rashford (£9.5m) on the left flank in Gameweek 1, a right-wing berth does look probable for Greenwood against Leeds on the opening weekend.

Manchester United XI: Heaton, Wan-Bissaka, Tuanzebe, Mengi, Williams (Dalot 45), Pereira (Garner 61), Matic (Hannibal 75), Greenwood (Shoretire 75), Mata (Pellistri 61), Lingard (van de Beek 75), Elanga (James 61).

Brentford XI: Raya, Roerslev (Stevens 75), Goode (Racic 75), Pinnock (Sørensen 61), Thompson (Gordon 75), Baptiste (Peart-Harris 75), Janelt (Valencia 75), Fosu (Mbeumo 61), Haygarth (Onyeka 61), Canós (Dervişoğlu 75), Toney (Forss 75).

EVERTON 1-0 PUMAS

  • Goal: Moise Kean
  • Assist: None

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS

Everton’s summer signing from Bayer Leverkusen, Demarai Gray (£5.5m), continues to impress in pre-season.

Operating initially off the left flank of a 4-2-3-1 in Everton’s 1-0 win over Pumas but switching wings with Andros Townsend (£5.5m) throughout, Gray was arguably the pick of the Toffees as their stay in America came to an end.

The assist column might say ‘none’ but Everton’s only goal was created by Gray, who set Moise Kean through on goal – the former PSG loanee finishing at the second attempt after seeing a shot saved.

Lucas Digne (£5.5m) caught the eye with his forward runs and set-piece duties, and the importance that Rafael Benitez places on crossing, with one eye on Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s (£8.0m) return, is becoming obvious.

Digne had some positive words to say about his own fitness after the match, and the meticulous tactical approach of his manager:

I feel very well, I worked very hard during my holidays, with my team, and now you can see I am 100 per cent. I am behind the team and I will give everything for the team.

He is a very good manager, everybody knows him. We have to adapt ourselves to his style, which is different, and every player has to give their best for the team. We are doing a lot of video, a lot of tactical work. I think it is good for the team.

Benitez paid tribute to his new side after the game:

I would say the attitude of the players [is the most pleasing element of pre-season]. The way that we want to play, they have been trying to put in place in the games. 

It’s too early [for everything to be implemented] but it was quite positive. There are a lot of patterns that we could see and the communication and understanding between the players was quite good.

Everton XI: Begovic (Virginia 46), Coleman (Kenny 46), Godfrey (Holgate 46), Keane (Gibson 71), Digne (Anderson 71), Davies (Allan 46), Gomes (Doucouré 46), Iwobi (Rodriguez 46), Townsend (Gordon 46), Gray (Gbamin 46), Kean (Broadhead 46 (Whitaker 81)).

BLACKBURN ROVERS 1-1 LEEDS UNITED

  • Goals: Pascal Struijk (£4.5m)
  • Assist: Jack Harrison (£6.0m)

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS

There were positives aplenty as Leeds United’s regulars got their first pre-sesaon outing at Blackburn Rovers.

Raphinha (£6.5m) slipped straight back into threatening mode down the right flank of Marcelo Bielsa’s 4-1-4-1, while Jack Harrison (£6.0m) on the opposite wing also caught the eye.

Debutant Junior Firpo (£5.0m) showed attacking promise at left-back, if looking a little raw, while Pascal Struijk (£4.5m) was a real menace at set plays and grabbed Leeds’ only goal of the game with a late deflected effort.

There were a couple of interesting positional choices to note, although such is the versatility of a number of Bielsa’s squad that none of them should really come as a surprise.

A success story was Jamie Shackleton (£4.5m) at right-back, with Luke Ayling (£4.5m) only brought on later in the game.

Robin Koch (£4.5m) was comfortable as the midfield anchor, meanwhile, but an experimental run-out for Helder Costa (£5.5m) up front won’t give Patrick Bamford (£8.0m) any concerns for his place.

The newly reclassified Stuart Dallas (£5.5m) was used as left-back upon his introduction, while Rodrigo (£6.5m) was back in the number 10 role after a late-season stint up top in 2020/21.

Leeds XI: Meslier, Shackleton, Struijk, Llorente (Ayling 45’), Firpo (Dallas 61), Koch, Raphinha (Roberts 61’), ,Klich, Rodrigo (Greenwood 61’), Harrison, Costa.

WYCOMBE WANDERERS 1-0 LEICESTER CITY

MATCH REPLAY

Brendan Rodgers continues to experiment with a 4-4-2 in pre-season but Leicester City are still yet to score in three hours of football this summer.

The Foxes boss sent two different XIs out in either half at Wycombe, initially pairing Patson Daka (£7.5m) with Jamie Vardy (£10.5m) up top.

Daka was better than he had been at Burton but the seemingly good news for Kelechi Iheanacho (£7.5m) owners is that the new Zambian signing looks like he will need time to get up to speed in his new surroundings.

Second-half substitute Iheanacho, deployed in attack with a sharp-looking James Maddison (£7.0m) playing just off him, was perhaps a little rusty himself but at least did get opportunities, firing narrowly wide ten minutes into the second half.

Maddison had been plagued by a nagging hip problem towards the end of last season but caught the eye, saying of his fitness ahead of the game:

I’m feeling really good. Pre-season’s obviously always a tough period in terms of physically, but [I feel] good. When you have the break – and we had quite a long break – from the last game of the season to the first day back, you need that break.

You get that hunger back, the motivation to come back, and you come back ready and raring to go. It’s been a good break, I’m feeling really good personally. Training’s been really good. The lads look in good condition. I’m really enjoying it.

For prospective owners of Wesley Fofana (£4.5m), the Leicester Mercury report that Jonny Evans (£5.5m) is only at the ‘gym work’ stage of his recovery along with Papy Mendy (£4.5m) and Timothy Castagne (£5.5m).

Ryan Bertrand (£5.0m) is expected to feature at QPR this weekend after missing Wednesday’s defeat to Wycombe with a slight muscle strain, while Harvey Barnes (£7.0m) and Ayoze Perez (£6.0m) are back in training.

Leicester City XI: Iversen (Stolarczyk 46), Ricardo (Amartey 46), Fofana (Nelson 46), Söyüncü (Benković 46), Thomas (Sowah 46), Ghezzal (Albrighton 46), Ndidi (Dewsbury-Hall 46), Soumaré (Choudhary 46), Maswanhise (Suengchitthawon 46), Daka (Maddison 46), Vardy (Iheanacho 46)

ARSENAL 4-1 WATFORD

  • Goals: Eddie Nketiah (£5.5m), Alexandre Lacazatte (£8.5m) pen, Kieran Tierney (£5.0m), Miguel Azeez | Philip Zinckernagel (£5.5m)
  • Assist: Willian (£6.5m), Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£5.5m), Nicolas Pepe (£7.5m) | None

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS

A training ground friendly between Arsenal and Watford went the way of the Gunners on Wednesday.

Curling efforts from Eddie Nketiah (£6.5m) and Miguel Azeez were sandwiched by an Alexandre Lacazette (£8.5m) penalty and a Kieran Tierney (£5.0m) tap-in, with gloss added to the scoreline when Watford’s youngsters and second-string players were thrown into the fray.

Lacazette’s spot-kick came with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.0m) off the pitch but Nicolas Pepe (£7.5m) on it, while Emile Smith Rowe (£5.5m) provided the telling cross that led to Tierney bundling the ball in from close range.

Philip Zinckernagel (£5.5m) lashed home at the second attempt to briefly restore parity for the Hornets, who continue to hand minutes not just to all of their squad members but trialists too.

Arsenal XI: Leno, Cedric, Chambers, Mari, Tavares, Lokonga, Elneny, Nelson, Willian, Nketiah, Aubameyang

Substitutes: Runarsson (for Leno 46), Bellerin (for Cedric 46), Holding (for Chambers 46), Tierney (for Tavares 46), Partey (for Elneny 46), Pepe (for Nelson 46), Lacazette (for Aubameyang 46), Kolasinac (for Mari 64), Azeez (for Lokonga 64), Smith Rowe (for Willian 64), Maitland-Niles (for Nketiah 64)

Watford XI: Bachmann (Elliot 65), Ngakia (Trialist 80), Kabasele (Agyakwa 80), Cathcart (Abbott 55), Masina (Trialist 65), Etebo (Wise 65), Louza (Lo-Everton 65), Zinckernagel (Gosling 45), Sarr (Baah 65), Dennis (Crichlow 45), King (Fletcher 45)

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172 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Which City option to start the campaign with?

    A. Torres
    B. Mahrez
    C. Sterling

    1. Thinkering like a Boss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      To start with B no doubt. Long term, C

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      The king

    3. sandman58
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I fancy Torres as a striker punt for start of season

  2. Lateriser 12
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    New Pod Out

    Deep Dive into the defence landscape

    https://twitter.com/TheFPLWire/status/1420810570316480514?s=20

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

      Thanks for this Lateriser. Always a good listen.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Ooh, twins.

    2. Differential C (Mark)
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Thank Lateriser, listening now. Always fun to listen to all 3 of you together, happy to see Bakar back.

      1. Differential C (Mark)
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Christ someone pleaseeeee fix poor Bakar's connection

    3. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Cheers for that

    4. The Mighty One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Love it! Thanks LR.

      Did Zoph fix his microphone? He was way too quiet last time.

    5. Lateriser 12
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Cheers all

  3. sandman58
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    A) Sancho Son & Watkins
    B) Bruno Cavani & Toney
    Which one?
    A is 352
    B is 343.

    1. Thinkering like a Boss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I really like Bruno but A is such a better deal.

      1. sandman58
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Bruno ownership may be a worry if I go with A

    2. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      B for me

      1. sandman58
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Can I ask why?
        I'm still torn lol

        1. Champ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          I just feel that I would want to see how Sancho settles in and also what pans out with Kane first

    3. PartyTime
      1 month, 20 days ago

      B

  4. Thinkering like a Boss
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    The article point out that Tierney (£5.5m). Clearly, he is worth 5.5m rather than FPL price 5.0m right?

    1. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      hopefully not at 5.5

      1. Thinkering like a Boss
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I mean, He is worth 5.5m. Surely its bargain to get at 5.0m.

  5. Champ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Based on the players showing up here in drafts the last few days,

    Who are the 2 players you would consider are:

    (1) Too much of a punt and should be avoided (initially at least)

    (2) Being ignored unfairly and actually who you expect may do well

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      1) Greenwood

      2) Antonio

    2. Thinkering like a Boss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      1 - Ferran Torres, Foden, Greenwood

      2 - Bowen, Alli, Benrahma, Pepe, Jota, Havertz

    3. clarkey_2000
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      1. Jota, Greewood
      2. Harrison, Jimenez

  6. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    What happened to the difficulty filter on the Fixture Tracker?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      My guess is that it is on purpose to encourage the freeloaders to put their hands in their pockets 🙂

    2. jungle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Can't find it myself - however if you log in and go to members section, then season ticker, its there. huge faff to get to now and you need to navigate away from what you are doing. I use it a lot so i've bookmarked it now and keep it open on a separate tab.

  7. Mikel Arteta
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Guys, check the members area. Wow!
    https://members-beta.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/#/

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      £20?

    2. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Having live rank front and centre sure would be handy seeing how much time we spend on here...!

    3. Mikel Arteta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      How i delete my comm? Its nothing changed. 🙁

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Nice one 😎

  8. sirmorbach
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Meslier / 4.0
    TAA / Coufal / Fofana / White / _________
    Salah / Bruno / Raphinha / Buendía / _________
    Bamford  / Watkins / _________

    A. Lowton, Brownhill, Iheanacho
    B. Digne, Brownhill, Toney
    C. Lowton, Cantwell, Toney

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      B quite easily for me

      1. sirmorbach
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Means a lot. Cheers!

      2. Thinkering like a Boss
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        This

    2. Viva Ronaldo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      B mate

      1. sirmorbach
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Thanks a lot, sir!

  9. Carlton P
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Ripped up my template team and currently on this. Sooo risky but could absolute smash it
    Sanchez l 4.0
    TAA l Tierney l Coufal l Ayling l White
    Salah l Jota l Mahrez l Greenwood l Son
    Watkins l Toney
    Too risky?

    1. Carlton P
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Obafemi bench

    2. clarkey_2000
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Midfield too punty for me although I guess you have solid 4.5s, prefer some of Havertz Mount Grealish Zaha Maddison instead of the middle 3

  10. PartyTime
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Even if it’s a pre season match. How on earth would you lose to Wycombe 😆

  11. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Liverpool 0-1 down to Hertha Berlin.

    1. Thinkering like a Boss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Liverpool 0-2 hertha berlin now

      Rip liverpools def if its real EPL game

    2. PartyTime
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Trent straight outta my team

  12. Thinkering like a Boss
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Greenwood is your "United cover"? Get Bruno, Sancho, Cavani or nothing imo.

    1. Thinkering like a Boss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      oops means reply to CARLTON P

    2. Carlton P
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I think Sancho starts left and Greenwood on the right. Happy with 3/4 starts from Greenwood out of the first few weeks before bringing in Raph

      1. J ⚒ Gimme ur Mané
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Is martial not fit?

  13. Keikari
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Bachmann
    Fofana Dias Robertson
    Harrison Bruno Salah Mahrez
    Toney Antonio Watkins

    Steele Gilmour Williams
    Any advice?

  14. Viva Ronaldo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    A) Mahrez
    B) Raphinha

    Who would you go for?

    1. Thinkering like a Boss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Different price. Surely Mahrez win here right?

    2. PartyTime
      1 month, 20 days ago

      B

  15. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Some FFS posters: How about Tierney, White?

    Most FFS posters: Yeah but they play for Arsenal lol

    Also most FFS members: *fills team with defenders from Leeds, Leicester, West Ham, Brighton, Man United, Liverpool and Everton, who all conceced more goals than Arsenal last season*

    1. PartyTime
      1 month, 20 days ago

      It’s very hard to predict when Arsenal will keep a cleanie imo

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Bit of a myth, I think. Is it really easy for other teams? Or are the Arsenal mistakes from Luiz and Xhaka just more memorable and more watched? Would be interested if this had been demonstrated somewhere. Although, tbh, clean sheets are quite unpredictable by nature (see the Clean Sheets odds HTs), so it doesn't say much about the following season imo.

        In any case, you'd think that this season they'll keep more clean sheets in 'easier fixtures' without the error proneness of Luiz (and Xhaka?).

    2. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      It's not the amount conceded it's how many games they conceded.

      Let's say United concede 100 goals on GW then keep a clean sheet in every game remaining, Arsenal will still have a better goal conceded stat.

      1. Herman Toothrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        GW1*

      2. PartyTime
        1 month, 20 days ago

        True

      3. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Assessing the likelihood of clean sheets based on previous count of clean sheets is ludicrous imo.

        1. Deulofail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          No team on that list had more clean sheets than Arsenal

        2. Carlton P
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          How is it ludicrous? If a team have kept 15 clean sheets last season I would expect them to keep 10-17 the season after!

          1. Deulofail
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            After 5-10 weeks this season, I doubt many will be using last year's count of clean sheets in their thinking. They'll be looking at the eye test and underlying stats, perhaps mixing in last season's underlying stats. As for everything, the 'underlying' stats are more powerful. There's no need to limit ourselves to the small sample of number of clean sheets across 38 weeks when assessing how capable a team is and how likely they are to keep clean sheets in the next game or 10 games or over the season. I don't feel like writing an essay about why, though I wouldn't do it justice anyway 🙂

    3. Viva Ronaldo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Arsenal are just awful all round, have been for a decade (or more).

      Just ask their own fans.

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        If you take away the first 11 games rounds of the premier league last season, Arsenal come out 3rd. Hardly Awful. Seems like the thing that people call 'good form'.

    4. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Awful fixtures but i think Arsenal defs is good to own

  16. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    I can't get away from 442...

    Bachmann
    TAA / Shaw / Creswell / Digne
    Mahrez / Salah / Sancho / Havertz
    Antonio / Watkins

    Foster / Brownhill / Omoba / Obafemi

    1. Thinkering like a Boss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Solid team but I prefer Son.

      Maybe Mahrez, Havertz > Son, 7.5m mid?

  17. Bluebullxx
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    How is everyone feeling about Dele? Playing in all the friendlies, spent the summer at a training camp.

    1. Thinkering like a Boss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      He is in my team atm. Everyone not convince yet but I try "to be smart" 😀

    2. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I started with him last season because he was showing some pre-season form. It didn't go well.

  18. Thinkering like a Boss
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Liverpool 1-2 Herta Berlin

    Sadio Mane goal....!!!

    1. PartyTime
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Salah to Mané done

      1. Thinkering like a Boss
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Mane essential...!!!!

        1. PartyTime
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Absolutely.

          Will use the .5 elsewhere. I think Mané wants to bounce back from last season’s disappointment

    2. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Making a mockery of his price tag

  19. Sleepless in Settle FPL
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Man Utd game at Preston called off on Saturday due to a ‘small number of suspected positive cases’ at United.

    1. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      They should get tested so they know

    2. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I'd pretend I had the bubonic plague of it meant avoiding going to Preston...and I work there.

      1. Carlton P
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        My home town!

  20. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Ok but Mané does have Norwich and Burnley in the first 2….

  21. Thinkering like a Boss
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Liverpool 2-2 Herta Berlin
    Minamino goal, Salah assist

    Salah, Mane, Minamino Triple up...!!!!

    1. Sleepless in Settle FPL
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Who is minano?

      1. Thinkering like a Boss
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        He listed as mid Liverpool on FPL with pricetag 5.5m. Bargain value 😛

      2. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        He was in my team for about 10 GWs last season. He wasn't on the pitch though

  22. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    2-2 Minamino goal Salah assist

  23. PartyTime
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Takumi G Salah A

  24. Ook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Man United friendly off - 'small number of covid cases'

    1. PartyTime
      1 month, 20 days ago

      After playing Brentford. Still enough time for both teams to recover

  25. TheTinman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    No FPL blackbox? Is it not weekly?

  26. Milkman Bruno
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Van Dijk back on the bench tonight I’ve noticed

  27. Simpix
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Question to the Mods....
    Is there an actual FFS App for Android, downloadable from Google Playstore?

  28. Milkman Bruno
    1 month, 20 days ago

    What is Liverpool’s CB pairing going to be?

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Difficult to say.

      1. Milkman Bruno
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Yeah not sure if Gomez or Konate will partner VVD

    2. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Vvd and... Ask mr Klopp i suppose? The best pair is Vvd and Gomez, Konate is raw material so could be very good alongside Vvd, and Matip is probably the best out of those 3 if you judge by individual skills set. Because of injury situariob Matip and Konate could start Vs Norwich though.

  29. Elskied
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    So I'm taking a different approach this season, and going by fixtures, trying to hit as many bottom half teams as possible. Subs most weeks, and my whole team combined only face 13 red fixtures (in my opinion). I understand things could/will change, but I'll try & adjust accordingly. Salah alone plays in 9 red fixtures

    Thoughts on this strategy? Anyone tried this?

    Martinez
    Sa

    Coleman
    Chillwell
    Coufal
    Ait Nouri
    Doherty

    Salah
    Jota
    Pepe
    Townsend
    Traore

    Watkins
    Cavani
    Antonio

    1. Lovren an elevator
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Quite punty to say the least (Townsend, Jota, Pepe)
      Is Doherty nailed even?

  30. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Jota and kids in, TAA Salah Mane rested.

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Looks like Jota playing in the left of the front 3