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Premier League 2022/23 fixture release: Eight FPL talking points

The fixtures for the 2022/23 Premier League season have been announced.

If you missed our initial coverage on Thursday, in which we looked at the best and worst schedules and some early-season captaincy conundrums, here are some key Fantasy Premier League (FPL) takeaways.

Appeal of newly promoted sides dented

The lure of a shiny new toy from the Championship is sometimes too irresistible for FPL managers, particularly if the player in question came up to the Premier League with a prolific record.

The Premier League fixture computer has done its best to steer us away from Fulham, Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest assets, however.

Scott Parker’s Bournemouth arguably have the worst opening four fixtures in the division, while Fulham meet four of the ‘big six’ in the opening seven Gameweeks.

Forest’s schedule is perhaps the best of the bad bunch but even they take on West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City in the first five Gameweeks.

In a way, this might be a blessing in disguise. While there are always potential bargains to be had from the clubs coming up from the English second tier, we’ve often had our fingers burned by assets who couldn’t make the step up. The schedule at least gives us more time to assess Aleksandar Mitrovic and co.

It does mean, however, that we’re going to have to source bargains from other quarters in order to fund the heavy hitters elsewhere.

READ MORE: Who has the worst fixtures at the start of the 2022/23 FPL season?

CAPTAINCY CONUNDRUMS

Premier League 2022/23 fixtures: A first look at FPL captaincy and premium picks

We had a quick look at captaincy rotation in a kneejerk article immediately after the fixtures released.

The main takeaway from this seems to be that we may get a bit more variety when it comes to captaincy picks in the first few Gameweeks, chiefly thanks to the appealing early fixture runs for Liverpool, Manchester City and, to a lesser extent, Tottenham Hotspur.

City and Liverpool are also either both at home or both playing away all the way up to Gameweek 10.

You could, for example, equally make a case for not captaining a Liverpool asset in the first six Gameweeks as you could for leaving the armband on trusty old Mohamed Salah in at least four of the first five fixtures.

Rotation pairs

Paired team 1Paired team 2
ArsenalTottenham Hotspur
Aston VillaBournemouth
Brighton and Hove AlbionLeeds United
ChelseaFulham
Leicester CityNottingham Forest
LiverpoolEverton
Manchester CityManchester United
Newcastle UnitedSouthampton
West Ham UnitedBrentford
Wolverhampton WanderersCrystal Palace

As usual, there are 10 pairings of clubs whose home and away fixtures rotate perfectly throughout the course of 2021/22 (see above).

This is Fantasy Football Scout user Portsmouth Bubblejet’s area of expertise and the 11-year site veteran duly delivered the goods again on Thursday morning.

Rotating pairs can useful for budget assets: the dream scenario is that a couple of low-cost players – typically defenders – have fixtures that dovetail to deliver a prolonged spell of favourable opponents.

They don’t have to be a perfect home/away pairing, however. For example, Newcastle and Brentford’s fixtures work quite nicely together from Gameweeks 1-15 and avoid any meeting with a side that finished in the top seven last season:

We’ll be taking more of a look at rotation pairings in an article on Friday.

GAMEWEEK 9 WILDCARD?

There are those FPL managers who prefer to use their Wildcard as a firefighting measure only when needed and then there are others who have a set date in mind to activate their chip.

If you’re in the latter camp, you’ve probably deployed the Wildcard during an international break before. These are popular windows as they not only allow more time to plan but can also be a handy troubleshooting measure when injuries and illnesses are being picked up abroad.

Usually we have three international breaks in the first third of the season but this year we only have one, which falls in between Gameweeks 8-9.

A much longer hiatus follows after Gameweek 16, of course, as the Premier League pauses for six weeks to accommodate the winter World Cup in Qatar.

Wildcard strategy therefore probably depends on what FPL Towers plan to do ahead of the Boxing Day restart. It wouldn’t be a surprise if, rightly or wrongly, they allowed unlimited transfers ahead of Gameweek 17, which effectively gives us a third Wildcard. If that happens, then dividing Gameweeks 1-16 into two smaller, more ‘attackable’ eight-Gameweek blocks is one possible strategy.

Fulham, Bournemouth, Aston Villa and Leicester City have favourable fixture swings around the Gameweek 8/9 mark.

LESS SQUAD ROTATION AT CHRISTMAS?

December 18World Cup final
December 26-27Gameweek 17
December 29-31Gameweek 18
January 2-5Gameweek 19

Rotation has traditionally stepped up a gear in December as Premier League managers attempt to balance the workload of their players through a period of fixture congestion.

FPL managers, in turn, have had to make sure their benches had playing substitutes ready and waiting for emergency action.

The domestic Christmas calendar looks more threadbare this year, however, with none of the dreaded 48-hour turnarounds that prompted wholesale changes in previous campaigns.

The Premier League announced in an article on Thursday:

“Special arrangements have been made to allow more time between matches played across the three festive match rounds to allow squads greater time to recover. Previously clubs were given a minimum of 48 hours between matches. 
 
“Boxing Day fixtures will be played on 26 and 27 December, with the following Matchweek played across 29-31 December. The New Year match round will be played on 2-5 January.”

On top of the above, many Premier League players will have been well rested throughout December.

There will however be the threat of some big names missing out, or having managed minutes, in Gameweek 18 itself, should their respective nations make it all the way through to the World Cup final on December 18. We only need to look back to the Africa Cup of Nations in January, for instance, when Mohamed Salah was benched on his return to Premier League duty after a month away with Egypt.

PACKED AUTUMN SCHEDULE

UEFA Champions League Fantasy Football is back - what you need to know 3

While the Christmas schedule looks more forgiving, the autumn calendar appears more congested.

From Gameweeks 4-15, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur will play Premier League and/or Champions League football twice a week, every week, except for during the September international break.

The elite clubs are used to playing at that frequency in the autumn months, of course, but there is usually an EFL Cup tie or three in which the big guns get a breather.

The seven clubs involved in European competition (the above four plus Arsenal, Manchester United and West Ham United) don’t enter the EFL Cup till the midweek after Gameweek 15 this season.

SET AND FORGET BRENTFORD?

FPL 2022/23 'sleeper' picks: David Raya 1

While the promoted clubs may be off the menu in Gameweek 1, Brentford are going to be more popular bargain buys.

Our ‘Frisking the Fixtures’ articles have concentrated on six-Gameweek lookaheads but the Bees have a more sustained good run lasting for much of the autumn, for those of us looking further ahead:

They don’t meet one of last season’s top four until Gameweek 12, while Manchester City, Spurs and Liverpool aren’t concerns until November onwards.

The ‘big six’ sides they do encounter in Gameweeks 2, 8 and 12 all have to come to the Brentford Community Stadium.

David Raya will surely be a popular budget goalkeeper pick if priced up at Β£4.5m, while Ivan Toney may have more suitors than anticipated in the mid-price forward bracket with Aleksandar Mitrovic‘s fixtures initially poor.

READ MORE: Who has the best fixtures at the start of the 2022/23 FPL season?

BLANK/DOUBLE GAMEWEEK PICTURE

Fantasy managers can be forgiven for feeling fed up of Blank and Double Gameweeks after a bombardment of them in 2021/22 but we already have a very good idea of when the main ones will fall in 2022/23:

  • Blank Gameweek 25 (clash with the EFL Cup Final)
  • Blank Gameweek 28 (clash with the FA Cup quarter-finals)
  • Blank Gameweek 32 (clash with the FA Cup semi-finals)
  • Double Gameweek 29 (free midweek)
  • Double Gameweek 34 (free midweek)
  • Double Gameweek 37 (free midweek)

Covid-19, of course, could affect the calendar for the fourth year running and add to the above, although postponements now look much less likely in 2022/23.

157 Comments Post a Comment
  1. DBW - Slug's Mortgage …
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Up the arse

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      You love it

      1. DBW - Slug's Mortgage …
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        I'm a massive arsenal fan

        1. yousunkmybattleship
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 14 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Sorry for your loss

          1. DBW - Slug's Mortgage …
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            It's alright I've seen my club lift multiple trophies and am local to the stadium.

            You've probably never even been to the city of the team you glory hunt.

            Mic Drop

            1. Nate(U)dog(ie)
              • 3 Years
              1 year, 10 months ago

              You've been sulking about Arteta and Edu for the last month saying they're doing nothing and are a waste of space. Now they've signed one player and look like they're close to a couple of others you're suddenly as proud as can be. Sometimes it's no wonder Arsenal fans have a reputation for complaining and being negative about everything

              1. Grande Tubarão
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 year, 10 months ago

                In fairness I think you can be proud of your club and it’s past achievements and still unhappy about how the club’s currently being run. Isn’t that the vast majority of fans? πŸ˜€

                1. Nate(U)dog(ie)
                  • 3 Years
                  1 year, 10 months ago

                  While I agree, the existence (and success) of AFTV tells me that there's a decent-sized sect of Arsenal fans that take negativity to another level and enjoy it

                  1. DBW - Slug's Mortgage …
                    • 3 Years
                    1 year, 10 months ago

                    It’s been 18 years since Arsenal won the league, we’ve been run badly for a long time.

                    Seeing us spend money gives me hope. We’re usually awfully slow in the transfer windows. Thought it was a another bad one again but we move.

                    Who’s your team btw natedog?

                    1. Nate(U)dog(ie)
                      • 3 Years
                      1 year, 10 months ago

                      I understand that but just give them a bit of a chance first? Even before this news came out about Vieira it's only mid-June, there's plenty of time left to conclude business.

                      My team is certainly in a worse state than yours, barely scraped away from relegation in the Championship and our best player is off to West Brom while another shining light from last season looks like he's off to Stoke soon. We'll be lucky if we don't drop into L1 in the next couple of years but have been managed poorly leaving us in this state so I feel your pain but it could be worse!

  2. Dynamic Duos
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Nunez and Haaland 1st names on team sheet

    1. The Knights Template
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      How insensitive. Salah could be here you know.

    2. TanN
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      ...for FPL?

      Or actual PL

    3. Holmes
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      unfortunately that wont be the case for their respective teams

    4. Brimble82
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      I'm more tempted by Diaz than Nunez.
      At least with Diaz we know he can deliver in the PL and with a full pre-season to boot, I expect him to really kick on this season.

      Plus, it dilutes the risk of investing in two 'new to PL strikers'.

    5. ksmith5666
      • 14 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      There seems to be a lot of confidence that Nunez will be first choice from the off, we amy get some indication during pre season, but "gambling" on two new PL players at their potential prices is risky.

      1. Tomerick
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        This. I expect some level of rotation with Jota. If Mane goes, Diaz is the value pick IMO

  3. Botman and Robben
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    At first glance at the topic, I thought 8 player price reveals had been made.

    1. No Professionals
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      first one can't be far away

  4. FPL Insanity
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    As daft as it sounds, I'm looking to get registered early to get a low URL#. Does anyone know if I have to register from new or can I do it through last season's login?

    1. Holmes
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      use last year's login and it will ask you to set the team, team name etc. Just do auto-complete and save the team.

    2. Piggs Boson
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      The game is releasing at 4am tonight. So make sure you're awake then for a low ID.

      1. Holmes
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        His name is FPL Insanity, dont give him false hope! πŸ˜€

        1. FPL Insanity
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          is it tomorrow morning or is that a wind-up?

          1. No Professionals
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            well it is clearly a wind up

          2. Holmes
            • 10 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            wind-up. this will be posted everyday till the game is launched.

          3. Tomerick
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            Definite wind up. If you wait until 4am you’ll miss it. It’s 3am!

      2. Botman and Robben
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Lol

      3. Dynamic Duos
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Lies

      4. Dynamic Duos
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Actually on here they predicted it to back yesterday

      5. TokyoRed 東京血
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Didn’t it use to come out “overnight”? From days long go in the deadzone in Asia I thought they sprung it overnight.

        1. RedLightning
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 13 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          It's never come out overnight since I've been playing.
          Maybe in Asia and elsewhere or in pre-history, but never in UK time in the last twelve years

          One season, a poster called Alan Partridge told us that he had it on good authority from an ITK that it was going to launch at 4am, and many stayed up late for it until it was revealed the next day to have been a hoax.
          It's been an in-joke on this site ever since.

    3. FPL Insanity
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Thanks guys

  5. Zimo
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Here's hoping the livefpl websites prices are the real ones because I can make the team I want in it πŸ˜†

    1. No Professionals
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      yeah those prices are at the low end generally. no chance players like White and Davies at 4.5m.

      1. Zimo
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Schar at 4.0 though πŸ˜†

        1. No Professionals
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          yeah some of them are just odd.

        2. Botman and Robben
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          VVD at 5.5?

          1. No Professionals
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            it's hard to be too critical of livefpl as a resource (it's free afterall), but a nice feature would be to be able to amend the predicted price yourself.

    2. LangerznMash
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      So many £4.5 mids that will play plenty of minutes in attacking roles: Ramsey, Mighten, Lolley, Onomah, Moder, Tella...

      1. nobwak
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Can’t see Lolley playing at all, will be surprised if he’s not moved on in this window. Mighten will be a bit-part player at best, and rightfully so.

  6. LangerznMash
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    If LiveFPL transfer prices are correct i'm almost certainly going to start with 451 with a super budget forward line.

    £4.5 forwards: Gelhardt, Greenwood, Moore, Dembele - 2 from these to be my 2nd + 3rd subs. They will all get plenty of game time.
    £7.5m forwards: Richarlison, Watkins, DCL, Bamford - 1 from these as my only starting forward. All seem underpriced.

    3 x premium defenders from: TAA, Robbo, Cancelo, James
    £5.0 defenders from: Tierney, Reguilon, Trippier + Kristensen at £4.5m (18 attack returns in 45 games) all underpriced.

    Would be left with around £43m to spread across 5 starting midfielders.

    1. No Professionals
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      yeah the prices look odd on there.

      No chance Gelhardt is 4.5m.

      Tierney and Trippier 5.5m imo. They seem to have a lot of players at least 0.5 too cheap.

  7. R.C
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    No price reveals? Goodnight

    1. Botman and Robben
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Monday maybe

    2. @persecuted_by_mods
        1 year, 10 months ago

        They'd start teasing it in the morning UK time, then release throughout the day.

        If there's nothing by midday UK time safe to say that won't be a day where there'll be reveals

      • UnluckyXI
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Last year they went live Monday 21st with the price reveals so I suspect this Monday is the day

    3. Dynamic Duos
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Henderson at Forest should be 4.5m, him or Raya in net for me

      1. Zimo
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Probably Raya to start with after glancing at Forests fixtures

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Going Raya and Travers rotation

          1. Zimo
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            Do u really need Travers? I think u can pretty much play Raya till November

    4. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Honest thoughts on Haaland as an FPL pick?

      Every year we become entranced with the premium forward position. It seems like every year, it fails. Let's not forget that in Kane's Mourinho season two years ago, he started at only 10.5 million.

      Lukaku's lack of playing time made him an easy avoid last season, and while CR7 did score well at home, his returns were sporadic.

      What season score would a 12.0 forward need to score to justify inclusion in our teams? Would 200 points over the season even be enough for Haaland to justify his selection? I doubt it.

      But captaincy certainly changes things.

      Or is it really just based on (trying to) own him at the right times to nail some captaincy hauls? That I can understand

      While it's true that I can't imagine a higher ceiling pick than a world-class striker at Man City, we may be in for a bumpy ride with managed minutes and squad rotation. When is the last time we consistently selected a captain that is a greater rotation risk than normal? (compared to Salah, Kane, Bruno, KDB, Son, etc).

      Similar to the Bruno+Salah double up at the beginning of the season last year, I understand it's wise to begin with 2 high-ceiling premiums because it's easier to downgrade than to have to spend 2-3 transfers for emergency inclusion.

      1. zes
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Yeah your last two paragraphs are my reasoning. It's worth noting that while some big signings fall flat, some immediately return - Ronaldo, Salah, Bruno.

        The one reason I may go without Haaland is I don't think I'd captain him until GW5 at the earliest (then 8) and I'm happy with Salah in 5 anyway.

      2. lugs
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        if Haaland is a rotation risk then surely he gets rotated in the easier games where we'd want to cap him, so i fear lots of trolling cameos from him πŸ™

      3. Nate(U)dog(ie)
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Part of City's selling point to Haaland's team was that Guardiola would rest and rotate Haaland as needed while he hasn't had that at Dortmund nor would he have that at Madrid. He missed about a third of last season with predominantly muscular injuries so it's a worry but I think that can and will be managed more here, he won't have too many games where he'll be flying away from a high line at pace. He will get rested, and there will be occasions where Guardiola will prefer a false 9 for more control in midfield.

        But, City have been crying out for a lethal and clinical forward, someone to finish off a game and someone to help put teams to the sword when last season City might only score once or twice. A big benefit here too is that City knew before last season even ended that they'd be playing with a recognised CF next season and they'll have a full preseason together so I think he'll do fine.

      4. LangerznMash
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        The question is will Haaland at £12.0 offer better value than the mid-priced forwards. He would have to score 240 points to have a value of 20... there are always multiple mid-priced forwards with value around 20 like Toney, Watkins, Antonio and Pukki last season.

        1. Nate(U)dog(ie)
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          The difference with those options and Haaland is that you'll rarely (if ever) captain them, while with Haaland he is going to go into that bracket of regular captains alongside the likes of Salah, Son, Kane, Ronaldo, KDB. He's also a very explosive player which further enhances the possibility of him making that price point worthwhile

    5. Dynamic Duos
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Woodman and Raya rotation looks decent at 1st glance

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Actually Travers

      2. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Much better to have one decent goalkeeper and stick to him. It will drive any rotator half bonkers to see clean sheet/bonus stuck on the bench. Unless, of course, you're a very good guesser!

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Ramsdale but won't pay 5.5m for a keeper 9m most spend on gks

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            Yes, 5.0 max for me - preferably 4.5 + 4.0 would be ideal.

      3. Corgz Dark side of the Loon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Would be nice if there was a playing 4.0m GK as back up

        1. Andy_Social
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          If I go with a 4.5 keeper rotation, Raya and Meslier look to be a good combo.

    6. Dynamic Duos
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      They need to do something with gks, to make premium keepers a viable option

      1. No Professionals
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        when you look at Alisson's total points for last season, he is clearly a viable option, it just never feels like it at the time.

        1. Jambot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 13 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Even with all of Alissons points Sanchez and Van Dijk still outscore Alison and Cucurella at the same price though. You can nearly always switch Alison to a similar price pool defender in place o a 4.5m Defender whose teams CS can become a GK and come out on top.

          I'm not sure I explained that very well but a combination of value over replacement and only having 3 Liverpool spots means Alisson probably isn't the way to start

          1. No Professionals
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            yes, there is a reason that elite managers don't go for premium goalkeepers.

          2. Andy_Social
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            I'm starting with Alisson on the assumption that the 3 nailed Liverpool defenders will be more expensive than Alisson this time.

    7. DBW - Slug's Mortgage …
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Mane to Bayern all but confirmed. Sad to see the back of Sadio.

      Great player, great person. Big loss to the premier league.

      1. Zimo
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Doesn't Salah play better without him? Will we see 300 points again? πŸ˜‰

    8. CONNERS
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Bit of a random post, but do you think 8.0m for Bowen and 6.5m for Bruno Guimaraes sounds about right pricing wise?

      1. Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Ýes

      2. CONNERS
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Thanks Andy - just having a play with potential drafts before the game opens.

      3. zes
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        I'd be wary picking Bruno G especially from the start. I think he'll regress in terms of fantasy output - he's scored 11 career goals and 5 came in the second half season for Newcastle. He was signed to play in front of the defense (where he played for Lyon), but Shelvey's form in that position and a lack of CM options pushed him forward. I'm not 100% sure wherever that will be a permanent change of position/role or not. I'd keep an eye on where he plays preseason and who newcastle bring in. If they bring in another CDM then I'd imagine we're more likely to see him play in the position he played in at the end of last season

        1. Nate(U)dog(ie)
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          I agree with this. I had Guimaraes for his good little spell after seeing how involved in Newcastle's attacking play he was against Wolves and it continued, however this coincided with Willock being injured and then not playing great when he came back late on. I'm curious to see how Willock plays in preseason or if Newcastle sign any midfielder that is generally more attacking than Shelvey. If they do or if Willock looks back to decent form then I expect Guimaraes to still pick up points here and there but I think he'll be more of a CM than a box-to-box 8. If not then I think he may be a good option again

      4. Zimo
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        I think 8.5 and 6 should happen but thats just me

      5. CONNERS
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Thanks both.

      6. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        I think Bowen will be 8.5 or 9

    9. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Bissouma will be beyond essential at 4.5

      10 goals at least next season

      1. Zimo
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Eh?

        1. Zimo
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          He's a DM. And a waste of a Spurs slot.

      2. Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        He'll be competing for 2 midfield slots with Bentacaur, Hojberg and probably Eriksen. Ie nowhere near nailed.

        1. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Not sure about this... I think he will actually be pretty nailed (court case notwithstanding). Neither Hojberg nor Bentancur offer quite the skillset (tackling & ball progression through dribbing & short passes). Nice analysis & comparison with other Spurs mids here:
          https://theathletic.com/3366483/2022/06/16/bissouma-tottenham-transfer-conte/

      3. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        10+... lol
        Even 2 would be surprising. Great signing for you but not a great FPL asset

    10. el polako
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Someone who's in touch with Iberian football said that Nunez is a mix between Cavani & Suarez...
      Let's hope kid is under 10m so we can give him test drive.

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        He will be 11 I reckon

      2. Grande Tubarão
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        In the sense that they’re all Uruguayen?

        1. el polako
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Footballing terms.

      3. Now I'm Panicking
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Suarez's teeth and Cavani's hair? Would look like my ex-girlfriend.

        1. el polako
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          She says "hello" !

      4. Nate(U)dog(ie)
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Definitely has a bit of Cavani about him, seems happy to put in the work for the team and looks excellent in the air. Has very good positioning too although in general I don't think his finishing is great just yet

        1. el polako
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          His finishing is great:
          26 goals out of 85 shots,
          1.15 goal per 90 minutes - Portuguese league stats.

          According to his previous coaches at Almeria and Uruguay U21 he's got athleticism and finishing of Cavani combined with aggressiveness in play of Suarez and he's very good at running with ball.
          Really sounds like quite a player although it's been pointed out that his 1st touch still needs some work on.

          1. Nate(U)dog(ie)
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            His stats are good but looking at the goals themselves last season I don't exactly get the impression that he's a great finisher. Take away the penalties, open goals, deflections and chances the keeper got a hand to and/or should be saving and he's down to about 13 goals or so. Not bad at all mind (especially for a team that was never really near looking capable of challenging for trophies) but I think he needs a fair bit of work. His positioning seems like his best asset which isn't a bad thing by any means I just think he needs a bit of work (which is normal for anyone his age)

      5. JBG
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Hopefully same impact as Forlan.

    11. Dynamic Duos
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      I see this being a big combo question

      Salah(13m) plus Wilson/7-7.5m forward or Diaz(9m) and Nunez (11m)

    12. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      KDB going to be hugely overlooked again isn't he. There's a case for a double up with EBH given the fixtures.

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Injury prone fc

      2. Nate(U)dog(ie)
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        I'm not as keen on those fixtures as others but he certainly will be overlooked. I'm still not ruling out going KDB over Haaland, need to think about it and see how the team sets up in preseason

        1. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Yeah I'm with you here... dont see City's fixtures as being so much better than Liverpool or Spurs to warrant double premium (attackers). West Ham & Newcastle away aren't really games I'm targeting & they struggled to break down Palace last season

    13. DBW - Slug's Mortgage …
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      I thought Bissouma was signing for Prison FC

    14. Dynamic Duos
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Bring fpl back now , so bored

    15. R.C
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Which combo is better? (Price no issue)

      1. Luis Dias + Jesus + 4.5 rotating def
      2. Arsenal 6.5m mid + 7-7.5m striker + Chilwell/James

    16. Dynamic Duos
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      The budget is going to be really tight this season with Salah 13m, Haaland 12m TAA 8m, Cancelo 7m , Diaz 9m , Saka 8m, expected prices, these will be the most popular players to start

      4.5 4
      8 7 4.5 4.5 4
      13 9 8 6 4.5
      12 7 4.5

      These is the structure I'm looking for 442, but 0.5m over budget

      6m mid looking at Trossard hope he comes in at 6

      7m forward Toney, Nketiah, Wilson, Watkins hopefully one of these

      1. R.C
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Not worth playing two 4.5 defenders in 4-4-2

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Show me your structure then

      2. Nate(U)dog(ie)
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Contemplating Trossard too, quite unsure on Brighton playing without Bissouma though and losing Cucurella would be a further blow

        1. Nate(U)dog(ie)
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          For reference it looks like Bissouma missed 12 games last season and Brighton only won 1 of those (won 12 all season)

        2. el polako
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Isn't Trossard on his way out ?
          Newcastle, Man Utd ?

          1. Nate(U)dog(ie)
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            I thought I read some rumour about ManUtd but nearly everyone gets linked to them every summer. Would be a nice option at Newcastle if that happened

          2. Grande Tubarão
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            He’s a very good player but I think Man Utd is a bit beyond his level. Could see him maybe at Arsenal/Spurs

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 10 Years
              1 year, 10 months ago

              Hahaha

    17. FFFoxy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Thinking of this as my team;

      Haaland 12
      Gelhardt 5
      4.5
      Son 11.5
      Diaz 9
      Ode/Martinelli 6.5
      Neto/Johnson 6
      Bissouma 4.5
      Trent 8
      Cancelo 7.5
      James 7
      Trippier 5.5
      Coady 4.5
      Raya 4.5
      4m

      1. R.C
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        No Salah?

        1. FFFoxy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Gonna try to go without and hope Diaz can cover as much as possible with new front 3 dynamic. Could easily fail lol

      2. Dynamic Duos
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        What formation is it?

        1. Dthinger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          looks like 5-4-1 to me

        2. FFFoxy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          5-4-1 but will rotate bissouma Gelhardt & Coady depending on fixture

      3. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        I think I made a draft just like that! Likely to start with most of these. Martinelli & Johnson out of you either/ors

        1. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Gelhardt sub for me though. He's still going be cameoing off the bench most of the time

        2. Dynamic Duos
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Who is Johnson?

          1. bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            Brennan the Welsh guy who plays for Forest, I'm tempted as well but I think he will be a forward.

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 10 Years
              1 year, 10 months ago

              O yeah, I really like him

              1. nobwak
                • 8 Years
                1 year, 10 months ago

                Evidently

    18. R.C
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      How essential is Dias with Mane gone now?

      1. Ron_Swanson
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        You can’t have varying levels off essentialness. He’s either essential or he’s not.

        In this case, given the season hasn’t started yet I think we can say Diaz is not essential, as things stand.

    19. Nate(U)dog(ie)
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      I see Bazunu to Southampton is done. I can't see him being more than 4.5 so if I can afford to have 2x4.5 (instead of 4.5 + 4.0) he'll be going straight into my team, Southampton are a hard team to figure out but he's a really good shot stopper, this Ireland team would have done far worse than they did in the WC qualifiers without him

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        You think he will be no1?

      2. Dynamic Duos
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Yeah Southampton tough to score against only conceded 67 goals 17th best in league

        1. Nate(U)dog(ie)
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          They need work (and additions) defensively clearly but they also tend to have a decent period at least once in each season, and he'll still pick up save pts. He'll just be an option to rotate someone like Raya with on the weeks where they have a better fixture. Spending around £10m on him and Forster is gone so definitely should be first choice

    20. Tango74
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      thinking of being a Premium member here

      Is it worth it?

      1. pingissimus
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        You won't find any data there that you can't get for free elsewhere - the ability to make your own tables from the data is the one real boon. You pay for convenience really and full articles.

      2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        'if you don't need the money for something more important'
        I'm from Sweden and the price for membership is comparable with a pizza and a coke, easily worth it for me.

    21. Botman and Robben
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Hope Diaz becomes a regular starter like Mane was.

      1. Ron_Swanson
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        I think he will.

        I also think he’s essential.

      2. pingissimus
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Personally hope Elliott has a break out season - far from impossible - and that Jota Nunez and Diaz make the Liverpool attack as variable as City's πŸ˜‰

      3. CONNERS
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        I'm not sure he'll be essential given there'll still be 5 forwards/attacking mids competing for 3 slots, especially with the 5 sub rule.

        I'd rather start with Salah and "downgrade" if Diaz turns out to be the better pick.

    22. R.C
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Price prediction for Jesus?

      1. Dthinger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        8.5

      2. Nate(U)dog(ie)
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        8.5/9. If Saka is 8 or higher (which I think he is likely to be) I think I may just go for Jesus unless Saka looks like he'll be on pens again

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          You would be looking at

          Jesus with 7m mid or Saka with 7.5m forward , let's see what options we get at 7m in midfield

      3. SteJ
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        I bet he rises 3 days after the first match

    23. Jonesfromthere
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Looks like I can get my Veira shirt back out. If he’s one of those that uses his first name on his shirt I’ll be fuming

      1. Thomas Jerome Newton
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Hope he shows well.
        Be nice if get Jesus as well.

    24. Dynamic Duos
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Vague idea of a team, just want the game to launch

      Raya
      TAA Cancelo Jonny
      Salah Diaz Mount Saka Johnson
      Toney Watkins

      4 4.5 4 4

    25. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Anyone else than me considering only one premium player (Son) + dirt cheap forward line in a 4-5-1 formation?

      1. Zimo
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        I was but then I realised its risky to go without Salah

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Risky, yeah... my style of playing (;