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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
    10 months, 17 days ago

    Lots talking about Benrahma, what about Bowen?

    1. Shipstontrev
      • 13 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Has Bowen done anything in pre-season?

      1. thepeen555
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 17 days ago

        Exactly. Nope

        1. I Must Break You
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 17 days ago

          Bowen brace incoming now for sure

  2. delvian
      10 months, 17 days 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.

    • abaalan
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      A) Mahrez + TAA
      B) Mane + 4.5

      1. Leigh Kennedy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 17 days ago

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

    • Fantasyfreakstradbally
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 months, 17 days ago

      1, Foster or 2, Buchanan gonna start

    • danlynch13
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Cannot decide on this any help

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

      1. danlynch13
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 17 days ago

        Grealish + Antonio**

      2. Fantasyfreakstradbally
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        10 months, 17 days ago

        B

    • Bream Reaper
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 17 days 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
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 17 days ago

        I would start Tsimikas over Brownhill for GW1 surely?

    • lazff
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      7.5 striker best option for now anyway?

      1. thepeen555
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 17 days ago

        Toney 6.5

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 17 days ago

        Antonio. Unless you need to score points today.

      3. Leigh Kennedy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 17 days ago

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

    • Bream Reaper
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      why no love for vardy??

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 17 days ago

        Price. Rotation risk with Daka and Iheanacho.

    • S3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      RMT

      Bachmann
      Taa Shaw Tsimikas Coufal
      Salah Bruno Son Benrahma
      Antonio Toney

      Foster ESR Veltman Perica

      1. Fantasyfreakstradbally
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        10 months, 17 days ago

        Bachmann gonna start?

        1. S3
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 17 days ago

          Foster is backup is on the team

    • PScholes18
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 17 days 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
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 17 days ago

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

        Thoughts?

    • cruzex
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Barnes, pulisic or Mount?

      1. PScholes18
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 17 days ago

        Barnes for me.

      2. Ninja Škrtel
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 17 days ago

        barnes

      3. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 17 days ago

        Barnes

      4. thepeen555
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 17 days ago

        Barnes

    • Yuhz89
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Who is better to start. Smith rowe or behrahma?

      1. Stupendous
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 17 days ago

        Brace incoming...

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 17 days ago

          Tweet removed.

    • cruzex
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Any news about Mount/Puli?

      They are nailed?

    • Clueless_91
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

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

      Steele - White - Coufal - Perica

      Thoughts? Gtg?

    • lazff
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Antonio, Richarlison or Wilson?

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 17 days ago

        Antonio for me.

    • 824545201
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

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

    • Clueless_91
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

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

      Steele - White - Coufal Perica

      Thoughts? Gtg?

    • MindlessFreak2
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Tella or smith Rowe on bench boost ?

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 17 days ago

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

    • Pegilagi
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 17 days 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

    • CrouchDown
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Who is number 2 for Everton?

      Begovic or Virginia?

    • artvandelay316
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 17 days ago

      What are the chances of Pepe scoring tonight?

      1. I Must Break You
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 17 days ago

        Any gambling site will tell you

    • Happyhiccup
        10 months, 17 days 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
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 17 days ago

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

          1. Happyhiccup
              10 months, 17 days 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
                • 3 Years
                10 months, 17 days ago

                Cheers. That's where I ended up as well

                1. Happyhiccup
                    10 months, 17 days 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

          2. superroyal
              10 months, 17 days ago

              MY TEAM
              SANCHEZ
              DIAS TAA SHAW TSIMIKAS

              SALAH DALLAS BRUNO

              INGS ANTONIO TONEY
              SUBS MESLIER WHITE SAKA BISSOUMA
              COMMENTS PLEASE

            • Das Boot
              • 7 Years
              10 months, 17 days ago

              I Shaw that one coming. bahahahaha

            • Silecro
              • 4 Years
              10 months, 16 days ago

              This article aged well

              1. Swahealy
                  10 months, 16 days ago

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

              2. skooldaze
                • 11 Years
                10 months, 13 days 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