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FPL team reveals: My best Bruno-less draft and aggressive transfer plan

FPL team reveals: Scoutcast regular Seb is poised to pick a prudent plan

The first thing to address with this ‘team reveal’ is that I would not necessarily call it that. This is more of a ‘draft reveal’.

My approach this pre-season has been to draft a number of teams, each based around different strategies, such as big at the back, heavy in midfield or a three £10m+ player team. From these, I will select my final team to start the season. Whilst some tinkering will naturally occur, and even be necessary in the case of late team news, I will generally avoid this in favour of switching between entire drafts rather than individual players.

The idea here is to remove those last-minute, ill-formed, impulsive player swaps that more often than not make our teams worse than they do better. I know I can be prone to second-guessing myself come the deadline, so I’m going to attempt to remove that to some degree by allowing myself to select only from some pre-formed, well-reasoned and rationally researched teams.

In this way, if I do suddenly fancy a player from a certain price bracket or wonder what happens with an extra premium, I’ve got the broad answer already thought-out and primed for implementation, complete with all the considerations that come with that, rather than needing to rejig an entire team with minutes to go until the big kick-off.

This does of course mean there may be some players that I have intentionally or unintentionally rejected out of hand, due to them being neither in, nor attainable in, any of my drafts, but I am okay with that. We all do that to some degree, whether we realise it or not. No one considers all 500+ players at once when thinking about their line-up. We shorten this list to something more manageable in our heads and pick from there, be that because they are players we are familiar with, players we have seen mentioned elsewhere or because they have already appeared in one of our many drafts over the summer.

With that being said, in this article I’d like to share the team I think I am most likely to go with on Friday night: the ‘BruNO draft’.

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  1. JelliedSpark968
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 18 hours ago

    Lots talking about Benrahma, what about Bowen?

    1. Shipstontrev
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 18 hours ago

      Has Bowen done anything in pre-season?

      1. thepeen555
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 17 hours ago

        Exactly. Nope

        1. I Must Break You
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 16 hours ago

          Bowen brace incoming now for sure

  2. delvian
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 18 hours ago

    Sanchez
    Tsimikas-TAA-Shaw-Veltman-Ayling
    Glimour-Raphinha-Salah-Bruno-Benrahma
    Toney-Ings-Antonio

    Good to go? I'll probably play BB this GW.

  3. abaalan
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 18 hours ago

    A) Mahrez + TAA
    B) Mane + 4.5

    1. Leigh Kennedy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 17 hours ago

      Mahrez and Trent have a higher potential than just mane imo.

  4. Fantasyfreakstradbally
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 18 hours ago

    1, Foster or 2, Buchanan gonna start

  5. danlynch13
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 18 hours ago

    Cannot decide on this any help

    A) Grealish + Wilson
    B) Mahrez + Toney
    C) Antonio + Wilson (343)

    1. danlynch13
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 18 hours ago

      Grealish + Antonio**

    2. Fantasyfreakstradbally
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 18 hours ago

      B

  6. Bream Reaper
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 18 hours ago

    Almost finished tinkering..thoughts?

    Sanchez
    TAA, Shaw, Digne
    Salah, Bruno, Brownhill, Mbeurno
    Vardy, DCL, Toney

    4.0, Bissouma, Ailing, Tsi

    0.5 itb

    Thoughts and suggestions greatly appreciated

    1. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 16 hours ago

      I would start Tsimikas over Brownhill for GW1 surely?

  7. lazff
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 18 hours ago

    7.5 striker best option for now anyway?

    1. thepeen555
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 17 hours ago

      Toney 6.5

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 17 hours ago

      Antonio. Unless you need to score points today.

    3. Leigh Kennedy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 17 hours ago

      Have you already got an 8m attacker? It might give you more flexibility in the future

  8. Bream Reaper
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 18 hours ago

    why no love for vardy??

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 17 hours ago

      Price. Rotation risk with Daka and Iheanacho.

  9. S3
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 18 hours ago

    RMT

    Bachmann
    Taa Shaw Tsimikas Coufal
    Salah Bruno Son Benrahma
    Antonio Toney

    Foster ESR Veltman Perica

    1. Fantasyfreakstradbally
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 18 hours ago

      Bachmann gonna start?

      1. S3
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 17 hours ago

        Foster is backup is on the team

  10. PScholes18
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 18 hours ago

    Current draft. The team feels off, not used to being so weak in attack. Loving my def and mid though.
    Considering DCL or Ings, but not sure where to free up the funds if I do.
    Also want to be able to get Lukaku by two ft. Not possible now as Salah and Bruno are locked.

    Sanchez
    TAA - Shaw - Digne
    Salah - Bruno - Jota - Buendia - Barnes
    Toney - Antonio

    Steele, Veltman, Ayling, fodder
    0 ITB

    1. PScholes18
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 17 hours ago

      Could go Barnes -> ESR and Toney -> DCL.

      Thoughts?

  11. cruzex
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 18 hours ago

    Barnes, pulisic or Mount?

    1. PScholes18
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 18 hours ago

      Barnes for me.

    2. Ninja Škrtel
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 18 hours ago

      barnes

    3. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 18 hours ago

      Barnes

    4. thepeen555
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 17 hours ago

      Barnes

  12. Yuhz89
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 18 hours ago

    Who is better to start. Smith rowe or behrahma?

    1. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 17 hours ago

      Brace incoming...

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 17 hours ago

        Tweet removed.

  13. cruzex
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 17 hours ago

    Any news about Mount/Puli?

    They are nailed?

  14. Clueless_91
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 17 hours ago

    Sanchez
    TAA - Tsimikas - Shaw
    Bruno - Salah - Barnes - Greenwood - Mbeumo
    Antonio - Ings

    Steele - White - Coufal - Perica

    Thoughts? Gtg?

  15. lazff
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 17 hours ago

    Antonio, Richarlison or Wilson?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 17 hours ago

      Antonio for me.

  16. 824545201
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 17 hours ago

    The last conundrum (re):
    A) Gundogan, Ings, Toney
    B) Torres, Antonio, Wilson

  17. Clueless_91
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 17 hours ago

    Sanchez
    TAA - Tsimikas - Shaw
    Bruno - Salah - Barnes - Greenwood - Mbeumo
    Antonio - Ings

    Steele - White - Coufal Perica

    Thoughts? Gtg?

  18. MindlessFreak2
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 17 hours ago

    Tella or smith Rowe on bench boost ?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 17 hours ago

      ESR ; don't think Tella gets a look in with the new acquisitions at Southampton.

  19. Pegilagi
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 17 hours ago

    Comments on my team? 0,0 ITB

    Martinez/Sanchez

    White - TAA - Shaw - Coufal - Tsimikas

    Smith-Rowe - Salah - B. Fernandes - Benrahma - Gray

    Toney - Ings- C. Wilson

  20. CrouchDown
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 17 hours ago

    Who is number 2 for Everton?

    Begovic or Virginia?

  21. artvandelay316
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 17 hours ago

    What are the chances of Pepe scoring tonight?

    1. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 16 hours ago

      Any gambling site will tell you

  22. Happyhiccup
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 16 hours ago

    Thanks for comments earlier, I’ve had another go based on feedback of removing rudiger and the appeal of Greenwood, feels like a lot of eggs in the Liverpool and Utd basket…

    Martinez (foster)
    Taa, Shaw, veltman, (white), (livramento)
    Bruno, Salah, Jota, Greenwood, Raphina
    Antonio, Toney, (Scarlet)

    Jota and Greenwood great scoring prospects even from the bench, have considered mwebmo for either, and either upgrading to havertz or veltman

    Thoughts?

    1. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 16 hours ago

      What's wrong with Rudiger? Nailed asset on arguably the best defense in the league. Would be a solid pick.

      1. Happyhiccup
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 16 hours ago

        That was my gut feeling, tough games to start though, I was convinced that I could get more in midfield if I downgraded

        1. I Must Break You
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 16 hours ago

          Cheers. That's where I ended up as well

          1. Happyhiccup
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 16 hours ago

            I’ve gone back with my gut, dropped Greenwood and got mwembo doubled up with Toney. 1 mil in the bank for next week

  23. superroyal
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 16 hours ago

    MY TEAM
    SANCHEZ
    DIAS TAA SHAW TSIMIKAS

    SALAH DALLAS BRUNO

    INGS ANTONIO TONEY
    SUBS MESLIER WHITE SAKA BISSOUMA
    COMMENTS PLEASE

  24. Das Boot
    • 8 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    I Shaw that one coming. bahahahaha

  25. Silecro
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 4 days ago

    This article aged well

    1. Swahealy
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 4 days ago

      Sam has quit all football related activities and now lives in Tibet free of all wifi and gluten 🙂

  26. skooldaze
    • 11 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Yeah great article. Except Seb actually did put Bruno in his team.

    All for great articles and advice, but when they fundamentally do the opposite it kind of cheapens the content