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The best goalkeepers and defenders for Sky Fantasy Football before Overhaul

Our Sky Fantasy Football coverage continues as we assess the best defenders for the start of the season.

We’re only concerned about the first three rounds of matches of 2021/22 here, as the Overhaul kicks in after Gameweek 3.

And if you missed it, check our expert strategy guide with Niall and Luke – who can boast third and fourth-place overall finishes between them – in the video below.

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Goalkeepers

Emiliano Martinez, last season’s top-scoring keeper, comes in at £7.2m. Aston Villa sit top of the Season Ticker for the opening three Gameweeks when sorted by defence. The Argentine’s popularity will only increase ahead of the new season kicking off.

Martinez comes with the added bonus of having made 143 saves last season, the most of any goalkeeper not relegated in the last campaign. That will stand him in good stead for the tier points for saves.

In third on the ticker are Brighton, which puts Robert Sanchez (£6.5m) in the Sky spotlight. Offering a decent saving on Martinez, the Seagulls netminder will appeal to those wanting to use budget elsewhere – but he does come with the downside of not making too many saves, averaging only 2.34 stops per 90 minutes.

Illan Meslier (£6.9m), meanwhile, was far busier: he was just two saves behind Martinez overall. Leeds are low down on the defensive ticker, though that should afford their keeper the chance to make plenty of stops.

While Alisson (£7.8m) has great fixtures, the appeal of his defensive colleagues and the lack of save bonus means the Liverpool keeper is set to be overlooked.

At the other end of the market, Daniel Bachmann (£6.3m) will be one of the cheapest starting goalkeepers in Sky Fantasy this season.

Watford kept a total of 23 clean sheets in the Championship in 2020/21, with their defence even more watertight after Xisco Munoz was appointed as head coach.

Defenders

The best mid-price and premium FPL defenders for 2021/22 1

Trent Alexander-Arnold (£10.5m) is the prime Reds candidate at the back given a potent mix of clean sheet potential, attacking returns and ability to garner tier points for shots and especially passes. The only slight issue is that Liverpool host Chelsea in Gameweek 3, though that is unlikely to put many off the right-back given his attacking prowess and opening two games against Norwich (a) and Burnley (H).

Andrew Robertson (£10.1m) marginally outscored Alexander-Arnold last season, in four more starts, by 201 to 196. The Scotsman is also a big tier-points threat in terms of passes and tackles, though shoots far less often than his full-back colleague. Robertson managed 19 goal attempts last season, compared to 55 for his teammate on the opposite wing. However, the former (57) did beat the latter (44) for total Sky bonus points in 2020/21.

Ibrahima Konate (£8.8m), incidentally, looks set to start the season at the back so offers a cut-price alternative to those flying full-backs.

While Manchester City’s first three games are not overly appealing, Ruben Dias (£10.6m) could offer an enticing captaincy option on the Saturday of Gameweek 3. The Citizens face Arsenal at home in the day’s early kick-off, meaning Sky players can see those two teamsheets before the day’s deadline.

Dias finished as the top-scoring defender in Sky in 2021/22 and was streets ahead of the competition for tier 2 passing bonus, so even when clean sheets are lacking, can more than compensate in other areas.

On the flip side, Vladimir Coufal (£8.1m) and Aaron Cresswell (£8.3m) were seldom in the mix for passing bonus – although the former was fond of a tackle or two.

Rather, their appeal came from attacking returns with eight assists apiece.

While they’re not great long-term holds in Sky because of the lack of bonus, a decent opening run of matches and the fact that they play on a Sunday/Monday in the first two Gameweeks makes them a consideration as captaincy contenders.

The Aston Villa back four all present alternatives to Martinez or potential complements for those brave enough to double up. Ezri Konsa (£7.5m) could offer great value, having been on the end of more big chances (seven) than any other defender last season.

But like Coufal and Cresswell, the lack of bonus point accumulation means that they are simply fixture-led short-term plays until the first Overhaul.

With uncertainty around the fitness of several Brighton defenders at the time of writing, Joel Veltman (£7.2m) is a cheap route into the Seagulls’ backline. The versatile Dutchman made 25 starts in 2020/21 and should garner extra game time considering the imminent departure of Ben White (£7.8m) and injury doubt surrounding Tariq Lamptey (£7.2m).

Graham Potter’s love of playing out from the back means that Albion are one of the few clubs outside the usual ‘elite’ who can offer defenders that pick up passing bonus, too.

For just that bit extra, Lewis Dunk (£8.2m) gives you an added goal threat and indeed finished seventh among Sky defenders for points last season.

If you are seeking Leicester captaincy coverage for the Monday of Gameweek 2, Wesley Fofana (£7.9m) is the cheapest option in the Foxes’ defence. However, he may have to compete with Jonny Evans (£8.3m) and Caglar Soyuncu (£8.2m) for pitch time if Brendan Rodgers uses a back four.

Soyuncu had an injury-affected season but is one to watch, having gained bonus points in more than half of his appearances in 2020/21.

Lucas Digne (£8.5m), with 121 points, was well behind Everton’s top-scoring defender Michael Keane (£8.3m) last season. He’s very much in the same boat as Cresswell and Coufal: capable of racking up attacking and defensive returns in the first three Gameweeks but having limited long-term appeal because of his bonus aversion.

Ben Chilwell (£9.6m) may prove a tad expensive before the Overhaul considering Chelsea’s opening run. However, the Blues do face Crystal Palace at home in Gameweek 1 and were the league’s meanest defence over the second half of the season.

Slightly cheaper but just as appealing is Antonio Rudiger (£9.0m), who was a regular accumulator of tier 2 passing bonus upon Thomas Tuchel’s appointment.

Liam Cooper (£6.9m) had a similar magnetism to Sky bonus as Rudiger, although in both Leeds and Chelsea’s cases, there is a little uncertainty over who gets the nod at centre-half.

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614 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Sad Pablo Arsecobar
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Rate my triple big hitter team!

    Bachmann
    Lowton White VVD
    Buendia ESR Bruno Salah
    Kane Toney Nacho

    Foster Gilmour Coady manquillo.

    Can easily do VVD to 5.5 and manquillo to 5 if need be

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

      9.2/10 perfect team

      1. Brooksy86
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        9.2/10 isn't perfect sunshine...

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

      Kane to Son, upgrade ESR and Defence.

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

      The value of premiums is in the ability to captain one of them so this feels a little suboptimal in my eyes.

      1. Sad Pablo Arsecobar
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Somewhat yes... but if all 3 score big in one week and everyone else only has 2.....Green arrows for breakfast.

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

      Different. I like the bravery.

      But alas it's a lot of faith in Kane, Bruno and Salah. I don't think Bruno and Kane are good enough to justify skewing the team that much.

      1. Sad Pablo Arsecobar
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Cant help but think Bruno and Kane were the 2 highest scorers last season though... And Salah is Salah. Tempted with Vardy or Auba (that is brave) for first GW to cover kane incase he isn't in gw1.

        Also, if Arsenal sign Maddison or similar its back to the drawing board with ESR

    5. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Too imbalanced imo, that defense looks downright poor.

      1. Sad Pablo Arsecobar
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Yeah I agree the defence isn't the best, but wouldn't say poor... White should be great value at Arsenal for 4.5. Underpriced imo. As I say VVD could easily be Digne or Shaw, which I'd be tempted to do instead. And invest the mil in defence elsewhere.

    6. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      You are laughing if all the big hitters are head and shoulders above everyone else (non captains do score points too). I would get the 5.5 and 5.0 defenders (or even another 4.5 defender and use the 0.5 elsewhere).

      1. Sad Pablo Arsecobar
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Worried about Kane gw1 though, but can easily be anyone else

    7. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I like it myself. That team could do well. However question marks over VVD fitness might be better off with a Digne/Cresswell/Shaw or even a Dias/Chilwell in the meantime.

      Keep an eye on Kane's fitness news and whether Iheanacho is firmly in Rogers starting plans though.

      1. Sad Pablo Arsecobar
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I agree. I think Nacho was Leicesters best player towards the tail end of the season, seems it would be daft to drop him imo.

    8. LangerznMash
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      2/10
      VVD not 100% for GW1
      Lowton as a starter with Burnley's horrific fixtures.
      Kane deffo not starting GW1
      Neither ESR or 'nacho are nailed.
      I'm not on the Toney bandwagon.
      There is a chance you only field 9 players for GW1.

      1. Sad Pablo Arsecobar
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Not template enough for you? 😉 I joke..

        Couple of good points, ie kane and VVD. They are a wait and see. Can easily be swapped out before gw1S

        Lowton won't start every week for me, although Burnley love clean sheet historically.

        ESR nailed unless arsenal sign another CAM. So monitoring. Nacho was on fire last season so would seem daft to drop him imo.

        Toney who knows. Worth the gamble with his high ownership.

        Thanks for the feedback

    9. Sad Pablo Arsecobar
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      VVD to Digne
      Manquillo to Ayling or 4.5
      ESR to Sarr

      Hmmm

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

    Sanzhez
    Taa,Shaw,Target,Coufal
    Raph,Son,Salah,Bruno
    Watkins,Toney

    Forster Brownhill,Ayling,Perica.

    0.00 itb

    Set on this for now.

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Very good mate , very much the same as mine. Basically Sancho and Mahrez v Bruno and Raph

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

        Or, have cake and eat it:

        Meslier Foster
        Stones Shaw Targett Ayling Ait-Nouri
        Salah Son Sancho Mahrez Raphinha
        Antonio Toney Obafemi

        3-5-2

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          My 352 has this defence

          Sanchez Foster
          TAA Coufal Veltman Ayling Omobamidele

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

            Must admit, I'm really beating myself up over dropping TAA. It's to get Raphinha in a mid 5. I'll prolly regret and reinstate him tomorrow! I mean, no TAA or Bruno - oh the template!!!

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Yeah this defence is with those mids and fwds you said

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

          Taa?

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

            Trent

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

              No going with Trent?

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

        Bruno and Raph for me, Sancho will see how he perform, you can downgrade easily from bruno to sancho with one transfer.

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

      442 is a nice formation to squeeze in another premium/semi-premium if you are so inclined

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

        I plan to go 442 , there is more cheap defender that can match the attacker.

    3. Jrot94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I’m going to compare to mine, and see which i (we) like better

      I dropped Bruno to DCL, saving 4 bucks. Used that 4 bucks to
      - upgrade Toney to Antonio
      - upgrade target/coufal to robbo/digne
      - upgrade Sanchez to henderson

      Close

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

        Bruno on setpieces and penalty plus Cs point too. Dcl u need to depend him to score , what i can see he will get mostly 2 pointer. Its different if you have sancho.

  3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Non template team

    Bachman
    Robbo Cresswell Dunk Targett
    KDB Son Mahrez ESR
    Kane Toney

    Wouldn't go with this but I do kinda like it

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Could get on board with KDB and Cresswell to Salah and Coufal

    2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I thought Toney was template?
      Other names to throw in midfield are Trossard and Townsend, Vardy.

      I have Robertson and Bachmann from that team you listed myself. I am a bit perplexed as to why so many seem seem to so Robertson adverse. For many it seems to be TAA or nothing.

      KDB I would not trust because of his fitness issues he looked fit to drop after the Euros.

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Not all are differentials -
        But there team isnt template

        1. Fletch69
          1 month, 19 days ago

          AWB is a good bet, scored the same PPG as Robbo last year and everyone is going Shaw.

  4. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Ait-Nouri has pure Vinagre vibes about him

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

      Sssshhh

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

      I'm willing to differ ^

    3. Brosef Stalin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Very good shout. I will be adopting wait and see on him and see where he plays on the pitch.

    4. schlupptheweek
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I don't think he's a Vinagre but he will be rotated with Podence. As long as you don't have a 4.0M back-up he is definitely an exciting option for attacking returns.

    5. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I think this as well. But with 4 weeks until Wolves fixtures improve. There is plenty of time. Plus I honestly think Wolves are in for a difficult season this year.

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

    Please speak to me about Coleman
    Please also speak to me about Ritchie

    Are there any better 5.0 options than Tierney, Firpo, Reguillon, AVL?

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

      And Coufal of course

    2. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      But i don't wanna

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

        Speak! Or forever hold my piece

        1. Zim0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Is it the Bishop? I want the Queen.

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

            Watch the pawn. Take my queen through the knight. Mate.

    3. Brosef Stalin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Mings and Keane are solid, but unspectacular, 5.0 options. Bit of a difficult bracket that one. Targett if Young doesn't take his minutes.

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

        Cash looks good, but I stilll feel like I should do better.

      2. AW127
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Is that Michael Keane? He's probably 3rd or 4th choice CB for Everton now. Mina does his job better, and Godfrey and Holgate offer more pace to the backline.

        Godfrey (£5.0m) would be my choice.

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

      Closest I could get is Dunk - need to hold for a time likely to hit one of his goals but cs chances equal to most of the above. Other half possible one is Keane I suppose who matched Digne last time out for 0.5 less.

      Have seen Chambers touted as possible starting RB - any chance of that in your view? If so is he best 4.5 at Arsenal?

      1. Brosef Stalin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Chambers best 4.5 until White signs. He will need time to bed in and their early fixtures are horrific anyway. Might WC him in after GW3.

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

        Chambers is very risky imo. Cedric apparently impressing Arteta (unless that's just a marketing ploy). If he's nailed, he's better than White for sure, but he's not right now imo. I wouldn't get either.

        Might as well get Veltman over Dunk, no?

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

          More chance of getting lucky with Dunk - but Veltman probs just as good for 36 weeks of the season.

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

            Dont buy into that logic personally. One is better for points and/or value than the other. Same answer for each game individually and for long term unless you factor in nailedness/injuries/specific opposition and external factors like that.

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

          I'm tempted with Dunk over Cresswell and Shaw from the off, if that says anything.

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

            It does... but maybe saying why would say more! 😀

    5. RUN DCL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Everton are looking for a replacement but it’s proving difficult. He doesn’t have much assist or goal threat these days.

    6. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Dunk maybe is another 5.0m option.
      I have looked at Coleman but decided to go higher or lower in price. Rafa already has made noises about Coleman's professionalism. If he is still a starter on even a 2/3 ratio I think he could be worth the .5 saving on Digne. Obviously you will be hoping for the Rafa effect at Everton tough to break down etc.
      Also Coleman has played at CB for Ireland in three so there is versatility there.

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

        Thanks. Looking for someone who semi rotates with my other defenders, preferably. I already have Digne, but rotation isn't really an issue since they have good fixtures. I could bench them bother potentially in 7 (and 8). Is he better than Reguillon and Ritchie is my next question. I could go with Coufal but I have a bit of a fixture clash.

        1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          A right I see what your logic is now. As for Ritchie I would not go near him. It is Newcastle as simple as that and for me Newcastle's only viable fpl option is Wilson. I like the thought of getting Regullion though. He looked very good in patches last season. Plus I would trust Nuno from a defensive standpoint more then Jose. Because Nuno will want that keep ball possession based stuff.

          Another poster gave you the answer Tierney I would agree with that choice. But I have semi gambled and went for chambers 4.5m decent preseason - Bellerin likely being sold and only competition Cedric. I will likely bench Chambers gw2-3 anyway. White is another option when he moves to Arsenal - more secure.

          I am just not sure about the idea of doubling up on any defence this year. Just a personal preference. I did think of Digne and Pickford at the start of the season initial drafts. But ended up going for cheaper 4.5 options instead.

          If I remember there was a poster who made a convincing argument that Everton's early fixtures are not that good for defensive returns. I am not sure I agree with this as surely by Rafa's nature he will improve clean sheets.

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

            For sure, Tierney is pretty much the first player in my team haha.
            'Doubling up' wouldn't be every week, as I could see Coleman on the bench half the time, but I've never really consciously factored doubling up into my decision-making, except for rotational reasons.

            Not excited by Coleman though. Reguillon I might go for if we see wingbacks at some point in preseason, though I'd like a good GW1 fixture, preferably. Perhaps Coufal is best, even if I have to sacrifice optimal rotation. Otherwise drop to a 4.5 and pocket the change.

            Thanks for the feedback!

            1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
              • 12 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Ah grand helps me figure out my decision making. Personally I am not sold on West Ham (Coufal etc) they were very Lingard dependant last season. If they do not manage to loan him how will it affect the side. Plus in my mind they are still one hit wonders. Plus there is injury prone Antonio. I might be a bit biased though since I captained Soucek last season when he got a red!

    7. Legohair
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Tierney is best 5.0 option by miles

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

        Yes, I agree with that

      2. gogs67
        1 month, 19 days ago

        He only plays 2/3 of the games though, although with him you know he's injured and can plan rather than Pep roulette where it's just thrown at you on the day.

        1. AW127
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          As you said, he plays every game when he's fit - one of the best LBs in the league.

    8. Boywiththesoupdragontattoo
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I think Semedo is one to monitor ahead of their run from GW4-GW-7. Particularly if you want with a 5m Villa option for their good opening fixtures.

      Feels like there are a good number with potential in that bracket, but until they secure a place I’d opt for Coufal.

  6. machickenz
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Which one would you prefer?

    A) Bruno, Alli, Iheanacho, Coufal
    B) Sancho, Son, Toney, Coufal
    C) Sancho, Alli, DCL, Robertson

    1. Brosef Stalin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I view Sancho and Alli as risky GW1 options. I think B is best option here.

    2. AW127
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      C but switch Alli to someone who's actually going to play

  7. Vertigo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    The personnel in question are narcissistic hacks who never graduated from their time at the Echo. The Athletic are the scum of the journalistic earth, who only got into football to deflect questions about their collective singledom.

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

      For SLEEPLESS IN SETTLE FPL

  8. Brosef Stalin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Trying to attack the GW 1-3 fixtures and then WC (international break and post TDD) - thoughts?

    Sanchez (Foster)
    TAA, Digne, AWB, Targett (Omambamidele)
    Salah, Fernandes, Greenwood, Harrison (Brownhill)
    Watkins, Antonio, Toney

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

      Surely gotta have Grealish (if back) and/or Buendia then? Does Harrison make sense?

      1. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Harrison is pretty cheap and got 160 points

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

          Which was 4.4 points per match. I would have thought that's fairly more likely to be lower in the first 3 fixtures than higher

      2. Brosef Stalin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Would love to be able to shoehorn in Buendina if I could. Might look into downgrading Targett to a 4.5 to make it happen.
        Re: Grealish, I'm wary of most England players, as think they might get rested, at least for GW1.

        1. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          That's what I'd do.

      3. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Yes, I for example have Watkins and Buendia even though my plan is to WC later. Buendia over Greenwood who will likely share game time with Cavani imo. If plan is certainly to WC after gw3 there is no reason not to triple up Avl.

    2. Fletch69
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Yep, something like that. We should be putting teams in for the first few matches, not the season.

      1. Brosef Stalin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        My thoughts exactly. A lot of RMTs are great if WCs didn't exist. I think hanging onto your WC it diminishes in impact over time. GW3 is the sweet spot I feel.

    3. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I believe that strategy is too greedy. There will be second fixture change around gw 8-10 an I believe it's better time to WC. There is risk that you don't have enough data that early and you get into trouble if your WC fails.

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

        What is the meaning of 'too greedy'?

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Trying to win marathon in three game weeks. Optmising team for too short term may become issue later.

      2. Brosef Stalin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Can totally see where you're coming from. It is a bold/risky strategy to try and capture all those points early on - double/triple ups may not pay off, etc.

        My thoughts on WC in GW8-10 is that the player values go up and you can't quite get everybody that you want in your team. By GW3 you have a good idea of how the starters are and where they play on the pitch. Get to see what the new teams and teams with new managers do. Granted it's not a ton of data, but enough to try to steal the march on the rest.

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Do we actually know this after gw3? Players returning from holidays after Euros may mean that we zero idea about what Pep for example is going to do. And not every team is not settled that early. Selling Avl assets to get Leeds players can be done without WC. A hit or two could be enough to jump on some bandwagons. Early WC fail destroyed my last season.

          1. Brosef Stalin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Late WC did it for me last season. Left it too late to be able to fit in the early bandwagons. I think the WC haunts a lot of people!

            I think in any GW we don't know what Pep is going to do, I give up on predicting on that guy. I might WC Dias in though - surely he's rotation proof enough.

      3. Fletch69
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Ok, then you're still only putting a team together for 8 to 10 games and not the entire season

  9. Whats the Mata?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Do y'all think Walcott or Armstrong will be first team players in that Southampton team?

    1. Dogs Of War
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Yes. As it stands they both will be.

  10. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Better option?

    A) Shaw, Digne, Buendia & Nacho/Wilson
    B) Coufal, Veltman, Mahrez & Toney

    Just trying to see how many sacrifices I have to make to fit in a 3rd premium mid alongside Bruno & Salah.

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

      Shaw,Coufal,Buendia/Mahrez if you have watkins,Toney

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Yes that's possible too. But then again im sacrificing Antonio & Iheanacho for a not nailed 9.0m Man City mid? (who I probably won't captain)

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

          Antonio is okay for me , Nacho wait for the Community Shield and decide, i am sure he will share minutes with Daka and Vardy.

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Yes but Mahrez will also share mins. Personally think Daka will be used EL and Nacho is first choice for start of the season.

    2. Brosef Stalin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I don't think it is cost effective to have a third premium mid. Premiums are only cost effective when captain. Having two premiums to rotate captaincy makes sense, but three is too many I think.

      To answer your question though. I would go A, with AWB in place of Shaw for the first couple of GWs. Nacho over Wilson for me.

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I agree. I'm finding it hard justifying a 3rd premium mid specially with questions marks around all of them (Son/Sancho/Mahrez).

        Yeah if Shaw is not I'll start with AWB although the word is he's back in training on Monday.

        1. Brosef Stalin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          If Shaw fit then he is deffo the right shout. Longer term I am planning on going Salah & Son premiums...depending on whether Kane goes.

    3. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Fitting a 3rd premium does cost a lot.
      A out of those.

  11. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Good use of the Bruno cash?

    Sanchez
    TAA Robbo Veltman
    Salah Mahrez Havertz Raphinha
    Watkins Wilson Antonio

    Ayling Brownhill
    0.5 ITB. Mahrez> Sancho ( if he looks good in the initial weeks)

    Thoughts?

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      All good till he bangs in a 15 pointer and 1.5 mil managers have capped him.

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Which gwk you talking about? when I had him in my team, he was (c) pick once in 1st 10 gwks , gwk4

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          United have good fixtures first 6 he'll be capped by many doesn't matter if you captain him or not. If he bangs in a 15 pointer against Leeds we'll see many hits/Wildcards being activated to get him.

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

            Is Weeb's plan to WC or hit if Bruno gets 15 points against Leeds? I must have missed that bit.

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Innit lol , everyone goes panic stations because Bruno scored a few points , we all know that is going to happen, we have chosen better combos and (c) rotations in our opinions, stick with your decision, you made them for a reason

            2. Weeb Kakashi
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Can get Bruno in 2 weeks if he does something crazy.
              Mahrez Havertz to Bruno and 6.0

          2. Dynamic Duos
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Surely everyone (c) Salah v Norwich , Son will easily cover Bruno

            1. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Salah is not even owned by everyone. A good amount will cap Bruno. Son against City will cover Bruno against Leeds?

              1. Dynamic Duos
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                We don't make teams just for one gwk mate

              2. Dynamic Duos
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Ps Son loves a goal v City

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

                Most managers will be bollix in to Salah from the off, I reckon. Son rotates fine.

      2. Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        As long as Salah does the same I should be good.

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

        Yeah but it won't happen every week, and those captainers won' t have the players that Weeb has, wwho may do better on average. That's how it works, right?

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Right

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

      Wilson to toney , Mahrez to Son.

      1. Fletch69
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Son is a great shout. If Kane goes he should be on penalties as well

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

          I think in GW 1 kane will not be available and GW2 he already in City. Son will start as striker.

          1. Weeb Kakashi
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Can get Son in Week 3.
            Mahrez has better fixtures in the first 2 as compared to Son. Mahrez is on pens too.
            GW3 switch looks good.

          2. Brosef Stalin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Really hopes this happens. Son will be straight in my team.

        2. Weeb Kakashi
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Can get Son in GW3 for Mahrez. I have Mahrez for that Norwich game in GW2. For GW3 i can get either Sancho/Son.

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

    Which team better?

    A)

    Sanzhez
    Taa,Shaw,Target,Coufal
    Raph,Son,Salah,Bruno
    Watkins,Toney

    Forster Brownhill,Ayling,Perica.

    B)

    Sanzhez
    Taa,Shaw,Coufal
    Raph,Son,Salah,Sancho,Grealish(Assume City player)
    Watkins,Toney

    Forster Ayling,Omo,Perica

    1. UnluckyXI
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I like B as I usually play a 3 at the back and think coufal is a strong enough 3rd.

      Also with the three premiums in mid on A you'll be kicking yourself every week when the captain choice goes wrong.

      1. Fletch69
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I think Grealish will get less minutes at City than Villa, much like I think Kane will get less minutes at City than Spurs.

        They more score more PPG but to benefit you'll need a reasonable bench to cover

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

        Currently on A, its all depend on Grealish minute.

  13. Athletic Nasherbo
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Attacking the first 3 or 4, with a playing 15. Thoughts?

    Pickford
    TAA Chilwell Lowton
    Salah Son Alli Buendia Benrahma
    Wilson Toney

    Sanchez Pukki Cancelo Targett

    1. Brosef Stalin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I like it, but check on England players. Have heard Pickford will be rested initially. Wonder if Chilwell will be as well.
      I know he's on your bench, but Pukki's first two fixtures look horrific. Not ideal if you are looking at GW 3-4 only.

    2. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Why not start Cancelo? I’d wager on him returning more than Alli in that game.
      Benrahma is interesting , think that Bowen might be more nailed than him to start, but I like the idea of a WH mid.

    3. Fletch69
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Norwich's fixtures for the start put me right off them.

      I'd have a playing 14 and use the extra money on upgrading Benrahma. Also, not sure on Pickford or Everton really

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

    I don't suppose there's a place where someone collates sources for all PL teams' pre-season highlights all together is there?

    1. Brosef Stalin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      This is a useful source. Pretty basic, but shows you who played, what formation, subs etc. Shows goals, but not assists. Doesn't hold any qualitative data like how well they played either.
      https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1k_SC-KaQ7jkBXFeB0V7fdV1zK-IdcEMm3O6z5OVGAQQ/edit#gid=1843930246

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

        Thanks!

  15. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Is Wilson worth 1M worth more than Toney?
    Proven player in the league and has slightly better fixtures.
    Both are Tailsmen of their respective sides.

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Wilson is really good.
      I think a lot of people think Toney can be too.
      But I think Wilson’s price is right - maybe Toney ends up cheap, but I understand the difference.

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

      Same boat, the extra mil from Toney means that I can boost my 4th mid spot and I don't feel as bad rotating him for poor fixtures for on of my 4.5s (White, Ayling, Brownhill)

    3. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Think Toney will do well. Fixtures are pretty good GW2 onwards.

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        CP Gw 2 is tasty, but I don't consider these to be "pretty good", Brighton is pretty solid for example.
        AVL (A)
        BHA (H)
        WOL (A)
        LIV (H)
        WHU (A)
        CHE (H)
        LEI (H)

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          And all those "easier" fixtures are away. One thing to remember when we have audience again.

    4. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I think so, pretty easy downgrade to Toney. Yet, Toney is annoying asset, if he starts well his price will start rising fast, but if he doesn't it may plummet soon and upgrading him means downgrade and probably -4 elsewhere.

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Well, I take my words back, he is decent asset during gw 2-5, but after that there is quite nasty run of fixtures. I doubt anyone will want him before Liverpool.

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

      Wilson will share goals with ASM, while Toney is not.

  16. UnluckyXI
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Seeing a lot of Mahrez picks, we sure he's going to play most games in the first few GWs?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Yeah he is the only one who is match fit lol out of the big players

      1. Brosef Stalin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Agreed. Sterling and KDB unlikely to figure early on, Jesus as well because of Copa America. Mahrez and Gundogan look like good options. Maybe even Ferran.

    2. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Nope! But he’s fun to have and SOMEONE has to play for City.

      Gotta imagine Pep will want at least a little continuity from preseason lineups.

    3. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      No international football over the summer and a full preseason has to bode well for him.

    4. LegendMoon
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I think he’s fine for the first 3 then maybe he’ll get a rest

  17. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    It pretty much comes down to this debate

    Sancho and Mahrez v Bruno and Raph

    I'm on the former with Son because he rotates well as (c) with Salah

    Gl all with which side you land on

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

      Not really considering Sancho or Raph. Also don't have Bruno or Son, but more likely to consider going for them. Lots of different combinations available. This dichotomy won't be relevant for everyone!

    2. Brosef Stalin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Bruno and Raph are way more likely to start over the course of the season. Sancho a bit of a risk to have from GW1 I feel.
      After I WC in GW3, Son is very likely going into my team. At 10.0 I think he is great value.

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

        I don't understand the over the course of the season logic. We're not picking our squads for the whole season.

        1. Brosef Stalin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Either way, my choice would be B. They are most likely to start in GW1 AND throughout the season = good picks. Sancho will not start early on.

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Sancho will be ready he played hardly any minutes for England

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

          But if you select a player who is prone to benching, and rationalize it to make it sound better - for example Mahrez - than your logic is also questionable. Who can say that Pep wont come up with some crazy line up that none of us have expected, and bench Mahrez.

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Look at the numbers Mahrez puts out , there will always be rotation at City, so have no City lol?

            1. DIMITRIS
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Of course no. But I think it's sensible to adopt a wait-and-see strategy with City and Pep and only then try to deduce with more certainty who's gonna play.
              You can't argue that 9.0 benched Mahrez completely ruins any strategy that you previously had with him in your team.
              He is just to expensive to be a rotation risk.
              You need a crystal bowl to guess Pep in GW1.
              Cheers.

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

                Couldn't disagree more. GW1 is the best time to own Mahrez because he's one of the only City players who didn't play in the Euros/Copa and has had a full preseason. That makes him a near certain starter for at least the first two games imo. Pep is unpredictable but he's not going to pick Sterling or Foden or Jesus who aren't even back in training yet over someone who is fully rested and fully fit.

                1. Brosef Stalin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Agree with this, also I think KDB not training either right? Mahrez is a good pick for the start. Will be between him, Gundogan, Torres and Bernado as the attacking players early on.

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

                  Well I don't say you don't have a point, but Pep has burned me so many times that even when the facts point to something, I still have issues to put faith in a rotation-prone City player. Especially when you have Vardy or Son only 1 million more expensive.
                  Good luck with Mahrez.

          2. Jonflamingo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            And Mahrez is being offered to Spurs so it doesn't bode well for him..

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Mahrez just signed a new contract

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

      Not on any of those, myself.

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

        But definitely on both Salah & Son.

    4. LegendMoon
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      How about Bruno and Buendia and reinvest the spare cash

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

      Bruno and Raph mate.

  18. DIMITRIS
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    What's better:
    A) Grealish + 4.5 midfielder
    B) Buendia + Harrison

    1. Brosef Stalin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Depends on the rest of your team if I can suggest 4.5 bench fodder or not. Reagrdless, I like B as they will start and play high up the pitch in attacking teams.

      1. DIMITRIS
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Cheers Koba! My team looks like this-

        Sanchez (Steele)
        TAA - Robbo - Coufal - Tierney (Manquillo)
        Salah - Bruno - Raph - Buendia (Harrison)
        Watkins - Antonio (Obafemi).

        The plan is to switch between 4-4-2 and 3-5-2 deending on fixtures.
        I just wondered if its better to go with Grealish and have fix 4-4-2 or to go with Buendia and Harrison and have flexibility.

        1. Brosef Stalin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Really like it, great team mate.
          You get an up vote for the Koba reference!

          1. DIMITRIS
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            One does have to know history imho 🙂
            Cheers!

    2. Fletch69
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B is a great selection. Both excellent value for money

      1. DIMITRIS
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Cheers!

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

      B for sure

      1. DIMITRIS
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Cheers!

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

      B

  19. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    If Grealish goes to City, looks like Buendia is gonna be high on my watchlist.

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

      Think Buendia becomes a better pick if Grealish leaves?

      1. Fletch69
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I think he'll score more with Grealish in the team. Grealish takes defenders away from the other players.

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

      I reckon even if he stays he’s a great pick , maybe better as freakish will be double marked allowing more space to work in

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

        Buendia created 83 chances last time he played in the Prem (yet somehow Cantwell seemed to get all the limelight). I would expect him to get more than 7 assists this time at Villa.

  20. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Pick one

    A Bruno Antonio Benhrama/Sarr
    B Mahrez Antonio Havertz (0.5 ITB For Mahrez> Sancho/Son later)
    C Bruno Bowen Maddison/Sarr

    1. Brosef Stalin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Early fixtures looking very favourable for Bruno, Antonio and Benhrama (if the latter starts that is)

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

      I kinda like the look of B there

      1. Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Yes I am on it . Loving the look of it.

  21. RogDog_jimmy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Latest - pretty template but a couple of fun picks.

    Sanchez, 4.0
    TAA, Shaw, Digne, (Ayling, Hoever)
    Salah, Fernandes, Jota, Bowen (Brownhill)
    Watkins, Antonio, Welbeck

    0.5 itb.

    Definitely a little punty on Welbeck and Bowen but they have the fixtures and I like to have a bit of fun.
    The extra 0.5 can get me to a 7.0mid of Toney up front if it looks like the move to make.

    1. LegendMoon
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Looks good but I’d be tempted with Jota to Buendia and Wellbeck to Toney

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Cheers!
        I'm a little worried about double Villa attack - think I prefer double Liverpool, also the whole Grealish stuff...
        Also can do the Welbeck > Toney move with my spare money straight up - I just don't know anything about Toney and don't want to do what others are just because...a little stubborn.

    2. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Thats a decent squad. Although Robbo over Jota for me. But thats me.

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 19 days ago

        i've been trying to make that work - just don't like the cheaper midfield options that much.

        i started last year with TAA/Robbo double and it didn't go great either - so a little reticent to go all in.

        1. Weeb Kakashi
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Jota Bowen Welbeck is too punty. Shaw might not make GW1.

          Shaw Digne> Robbo Veltman
          Jota > Raphinha.

          I might be taking you to the template way. Apologies.

          1. RogDog_jimmy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 19 days ago

            ha - all good.

            I'm assuming between Jota, Bowen and Welbeck I'll need to make 2 transfers in the first 3 weeks or so - onto whoever is the right player - and I'm not convinced anyone knows who it is. Toney maybe, Raphinha, Barnes, Hamez, Torres, ESR....there are so many in that price range I figure I'll got for the 3 with the best fixtures and see what happens.

            Ayling coming in for Shaw if he misses is ok with me too, latest reports say he'll be fine.

          2. Brosef Stalin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            I think a max of 1-2 of Jota, Bowen, Welbeck. Too risky this early on the season to fall away on those punts.

  22. Viva Ronaldo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Pick one;

    A) Mahrez + Robertson
    B) Fernandes + White (Arsenal) (Or any 4.5 excl Veltman, Ayling)

    1. LegendMoon
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A for the first few then reconsider later on

    2. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I am on A. I have 0.5 in hand to do Mahrez to Sancho/Son in GW3.

      People would advocate for Bruno but as a combo i think A wins provided you have a good captaincy option.

    3. Brosef Stalin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A, as White's early Arsenal fixtures look truly horrible.

  23. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Just been reading the Ivan Toney hot topic. Some good stuff on there. But, Ruth vs MBP. Damn. It is unneeded, but NGL, it is entertaining too.

  24. Lemonade
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Here's the team (4-4-2):

    Meslier
    Tierney - TAA - Chilwell - Walker
    Torres - Trossard - Pepe - Havertz (c)
    Watkins - Kane

    Bench:
    Krul - Harrison - Rodrigo - Fofana

    Thoughts?
    Can't have both Pepe and Cavani, other option being ESR and Cavani instead

    1. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      With all due respect there are too many non nailed players.
      Start again mate.

    2. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 19 days ago

      wowsers - no Salah or Bruno!
      I love seeing how this looks.

      I think you might have too much money spread out a little - shave some off Krul, maybe Rodrigo too - get one of those mid-price mids up to the 9.0 range maybe?

      1. Lemonade
        1 month, 19 days ago

        my previous draft had the exact same defense (including gks) - now I could get Cavani in for Rodrigo, downgrade Pépé to ESR, Torres to a 5.0 mid and then use the extra fund (£2) to upgrade Trossard to a £8.5 priced mid

        1. RogDog_jimmy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 19 days ago

          sounds like a lot of moves and i'm confused - but good idea!

    3. Meechoo115
      1 month, 19 days ago

      So many risks there. All four mids not nailed. Chilwell bad fixtures. Walker not nailed at all.

  25. Viva Ronaldo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    What's the opinion on starting with 0.5ITB as a safety net?

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

      Fine if you can see some things that might be things that you might be wanting to spend it on after 1 or 2 gameweeks.

    2. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 19 days ago

      am not making it a rule but i definitely trying to make it happen.
      latest draft does...but also the one 10 minutes ago didn't...lol

    3. Meechoo115
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Think it’s wise but hard to avoid spending it!! I would if I could resist!! Depends on the sacrifice. For example I would spend extra on Trent over Robbo. But maybe not on Raph over Harrison

  26. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Jarrod Bowen is a very intriguing differential. 8G 6 A last season. Had a good preseason. Been their best player. Seriously considering him over Antonio in a 352 over 343.

    1. Meechoo115
      1 month, 19 days ago

      This is a good shout. Only issue for me with 352 is you end up with a total non playin dud on bench up front. 343 you have a viable bench fodder

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Agreed.

      2. Carlton P
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I’m ok with a bench of ayling veltman and obafemi. I have no city/chelsea/jota/Shaw/nacho

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Yeah he’s very popular on here.

  27. Meechoo115
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Latest shot… based on assumption Greenwood nailed until rashford back

    Sanchez
    Cancelo. Robbo. Trent
    Raph. Salah. Greenwood. Mahrez
    Dcl. Toney. Watkins

    0.5 itb

    4.0. White. Brownhill. 4.0 def

    1. Scrumper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I like this. I'd be mighty tempted to uprade the other 4.0def tho to cover Mahrez or Greenwood

      1. Meechoo115
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Thanks. Also thinking of getting ESR in for Raph to start. Then 1.5 to play with

  28. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    My headache;
    TAA + 5.0 def
    Or
    Robbo + 5.5 def

    1. Meechoo115
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Get both like me :). See above.

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

    What am I missing in Toney? Is he a little expensive? Not saying he’s a bad but but he is so template in teams with two other string strikers.

    1. JVALDEZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Great enabler, decent fixtures, good track record

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I don’t know.

    3. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      He’s Brentford’s main man. The reality is that everything is going to go through him.

      If he wasn’t on pens he’d probably be £6.0 but I think that sways it up to £6.5m.

      I can understand not wanting him, but the appeal is that Brentford aren’t going to go through a whole season not scoring a goal, and when they do he’s likely going to have some part in it.

      He has a high ceiling. He could end up just like almost every other striker who tore up the Championship and then came down to earth with a bump in the Premier League.

      But he could end up being the exception to the rule.

      1. Brosef Stalin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        A few Championship strikers tearing it up in the Prem recently. Bamford and Watkins for example.

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

    Check this out

    1. Brosef Stalin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Haha, you trolling bro?