FPL

The FPL Dream Team: The all-time highest-scoring XI

FPL Focal has been playing Fantasy Premier League (FPL) for over 11 years and spent two Gameweeks ranked number one in the world in the 2021/22 season.

Oscar makes FPL videos on his YouTube channel and in this latest of a summer series looking back at some cult Fantasy figures, celebrates the highest-scoring FPL assets of all time.

The team spans from as early as the 2002/03 season to as recently as 2019/20.


 1

BRAD FRIEDEL

In goal, it’s Brad Friedel from the 2002/03 season. The American registered 187 points with Blackburn Rovers, making 37 appearances and keeping 15 clean sheets. This was a successful year for Rovers under Graeme Souness, with the former Premier League champions finishing sixth and qualifying for the UEFA Cup.

Remarkably, Friedel remains in the all-time dream team despite appearing in the very first-ever edition of Fantasy Premier League. Bonus points worked very differently back then: it wasn’t automated by an algorithm like today’s bonus system but rather decided by a person – the ‘Man in the Stand’ – who judged who had the best performance. Additionally, there was no one or two points bonus awarded, just three.

Friedel holds the record for consecutive Premier League games played, with an unbelievable 310 matches in a row, spanning from 2004 to 2012 across three clubs and eight years.

He also achieved that rarest of goalkeeping feats, finding the back of the net for Blackburn in 2003/04.

An honourable mention goes to Emi Martinez, who was just one point off tying Friedel’s score in the 2020/21 campaign.

TRENT ALEXANDER-ARNOLD, ANDREW ROBERTSON, VIRGIL VAN DIJK

Next up is Trent Alexander-Arnold, who got 210 points in the 2019/20 season. He smashed the record for assists by a defender that season, with 15, and also registered four goals, 14 clean sheets and 24 bonus points along the way. Alexander-Arnold actually knocked Joleon Lescott out of the Dream Team with this score, with the former Everton and Manchester City stopper having scored 196 points for the Toffees in the 2007/08 season.

The next two defenders are also still on Liverpool’s books.

Virgil van Dijk and Andrew Robertson remarkably both qualified for the Dream Team in the 2018/19 season, a year before Alexander-Arnold joined them. They scored 208 and 213 points respectively.

Robertson and Alexander-Arnold’s record-busting numbers are one example of how football has evolved during FPL’s lifetime, with full-backs being much more heavily involved in attacking play than they were previously.

MOHAMED SALAH

Mohamed Salah‘s magnificent 2017/18 campaign saw him finish on 303 points, which was derived from 32 goals, 12 assists, 15 clean sheets and 26 bonus points. It was his first season with Liverpool and a truly extraordinary performance.

He’s the only player to ever break 300 points in FPL history, and his total of 32 goals is a Golden Boot record in the 38-match Premier League era.

FRANK LAMPARD

Frank Lampard finished on 284 points in the 2009/10 season. He scored an impressive 22 goals from midfield and picked up 14 assists en route to winning the league with Chelsea.

While debate rages over positional classifications in FPL, Lampard can be considered a true midfielder in footballing terms having played in the middle of the park for the bulk of his career.

CRISTIANO RONALDO

Cristiano Ronaldo is still a fixture in this team from the penultimate season of his first spell with Manchester United. He got 284 points from a staggering 31 goals and six assists in 2007/08, when he was classified as a midfielder in FPL.

That season Ronaldo did it all, scoring four free-kicks, four penalties, five headers and five goals with his weaker foot. Had he not missed three games following a red card, he could have tied or even beaten Salah’s single-season points record.

United went on to win the league in that campaign, losing only three fixtures.

ALEXIS SANCHEZ

Alexis Sanchez completes the midfield from his 2016/17 season with Arsenal, when he banked 264 points. Only two of his 24 goals were penalties, while he also chipped in with 10 assists.

Sanchez never hit the same heights again after that campaign, scoring just seven goals the following season before moving to Manchester United, but he was a truly elite pick at the peak of his powers during his Arsenal tenure.

Salah scored 265 points in the 2021/22 season, meaning he’s actually scored high enough to join the team twice, and Sanchez will be the first to leave the team if another midfielder matches or betters the Egyptian’s points tally from the campaign just gone.

LUIS SUAREZ

The first of our three strikers is Luis Suarez. The Uruguayan scored 295 points in the 2013/14 season, despite missing the first five games through suspension.

A total of 31 goals and 12 assists came from just 33 appearances as a result and, even more remarkably, not one of his strikes was a spot-kick.

Although Salah beat Suarez’s goals tally by one, the Uruguay international’s average of 0.94 goals per game comes out higher.

ROBIN VAN PERSIE

Robin van Persie registered 269 points in the 2011/12 season to make the cut here. He played in all 38 games for Arsenal, scoring on 30 occasions and registering nine assists. A dozen of those goals came with his right foot, 17 with his left foot.

An elite striker at his best and part of a very exclusive club of having 30+ goals in a Premier League season.

THIERRY HENRY

The final player is Thierry Henry, who like Friedel, still remains in the team from the season that FPL began. Henry scored 271 points in 2002/03, playing 37 games, scoring 24 goals and nabbing 20 assists. His total of 20 assists is still the record to this day for the most in a Premier League season.

The following season Arsenal would go on to have their iconic ‘Invincibles’ year.

Interestingly, back then, it was possible to play a 2-5-3 or 5-5-0 formation in FPL – not that you’d ever want to play a strikerless set-up with Henry in the form he was in.

With Salah as a set-and-forget captain, this team would finish on 3,142 points!

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403 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Tomerick
    • 7 Years
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Ah memories…

  2. Zim0
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    I wouldn't be surprised if Tottenham end up winning the league this season. They have the best front 3 imo. Signed a solid midfielder in Bissouma. Ivan Perisic is a class talent at LWB. If they sign Eriksen as well they'll be challenging for sure. Solid team that.

    Son - Kane - Kulu
    Perisic - Bissouma - Eriksen - Doherty
    Davies - Dier - Romero
    Lloris

    1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Yeah, with their current they can counter attack and beat rip apart any attacking team.
      Eriksen will be the addition that enables them to consistently beat defensive teams

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Don't think they'll overhaul City and 'Pool this season, but they could be a closer 3rd. Solid Top 4 at the very worst.

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

        Odds are low but I also wouldn't be surprised if it did happen. They have a serial winner in Conte as well.

    3. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      No chance.

      Need a new keeper, left centre back, midfield creator and a better right wing back. Top 4 at best

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

        U don't need a better RWB. Doherty was playing so good before he got injured. All u need is a better backup. And Eriksen will be the creator. I think he'll join. A new keeper is needed though yes. Why is Lloris the captain?

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

          And there's still time for all those signings. Only spent 25m so far. I wish United would be this good at recruiting 🙁

        2. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
          • 5 Years
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          I think Lloris is top drawer

      2. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Disagree about the last two. If they get Eriksen and Spence they will be well equipped - at least going forward. I do agree, however, with your first two.

      3. Jordan.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        keepers crap and 16/1 with the bookies is no value at all

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      They don't have the squad depth to do it imo.

      But on their day, their best XI can compete with the best teams in the world.

      1. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        Well they do seem to be addressing that this transfer window. After Eriksen they lack cover for Son and Kane and Doherty, and they're being linked to Richarlison and Djed Spence. If they get them too its gonna be a three horse race this season.

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          Spence will join, but I don't see Richarlison happy to be backup.

    5. Athletic Nasherbo
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Steady on!!

      Davies, Dier, Perisic and Doherty are not good enough to win the league. Heck, even Lloris.

      1. Athletic Nasherbo
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        And not to mention, squad depth is poor!!

      2. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        I dunno I'm just bored of seeing City win. I'm hoping Spurs surprise us all like Leicester did. What a season that was.

        1. Zim0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          They'll still come 3rd at least. Probably Arsenal 4th with Chelsea 5th and United 6th

        2. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          Yay Foxes!! 😀

    6. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Not a chance

    7. BERGKOP
      • 10 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Still tend to be streaky at times. Can beat anyone on their day and Conte is sharpening them. Kane can't afford to go missing like he did for a good chunk last season.

      I agree with others that City winning is getting old and I sure hope there's at least 3 in the mix for the title in March/April next year.

    8. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Comfortable 3rd I reckon. Not really in the title race but well clear of 4th

    9. Waddlinho
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      If we talk about points, Spurs can do what Leicester did. They can get 81 points, no doubt about that. The problem is that PL have changed. 81 points won't make you champion anymore, you need 90+ points for that.

      To get there you need some serious squad depth. Make second XI for City, Pool and Spurs and you'll see, Spurs can't compete with those two.

      1. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        Liverpool cruised to the title without any depth in 2019. Its definitely possible. Just need luck on your side with no injuries.

    10. TheBiffas
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      Liverpool have the best front 3

      1. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        Second best

    11. Arteta
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 14 hours ago

      I just can't see Spurs winning the league and I'm not saying this because I'm an Arsenal fan, but because City and Liverpool are too strong and too good. Guardiola will soon add Haaland, Alvarez, Phillips and Cucurella to his already fantastic squad. Mane is a big loss for Klopp but he's got Nunez and Carvalho instead to work with now. They're still active on the market as well and strenghtening. To sum up, both teams got even better, their mentality is on another level and squad depth will be really important with the new rule of 5 subs. Top 2 is already decided before the season even starts, if you ask me.

      1. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 14 hours ago

        Who doesn't love an underdog story 😉

    12. SAKA AND EMILE SMITH ROWE
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 12 hours ago

      Arsenal will finish above them

      1. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 12 hours ago

        Well realistically no but anything is possible

    13. RedRo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 12 hours ago

      I’d be surprised. After City and Liverpool I think they’re the best of the rest but still some way off those 2. It’s an interesting juxtaposition though with a club that are historically and naturally bottlers having an absolute winner as the manager. Looking forward to seeing how it unfolds.

    14. yousunkmybattleship
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      Getting a bit ahead of yourself there chappy

  3. FPLFocal
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 18 hours ago

    Hope everyone enjoyed the write up. So much nostalgia..

    1. syke63
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Saw a highlights reel of Henry recently - just looks better every time. Can't imagine any fantasy manager didn't have him in their team.

    2. Ser Davos
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 13 hours ago

      I can't resist an indulgent trip down nostalgic lane

      The best season has to be Suarez. To do what he did in limited games and with no pens. That's superhuman

      Not sure even Messi and Ronaldo had a season that could top that, all factors considered (I know one of your other videos focussed on an alien-like Messi 11-12)

      Interesting that 5-5-0 used to be a formation and when Friedel got thoss bonus it was only when a solitary three were handed out to one player

      1. RedRo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        10 days, 13 hours ago

        Completely agree. I think if you’re looking at a player’s peak power based on a season Suarez had a better season that year than anyone else has ever been capable of (barring Messi in 11-12 which doesn’t even count on the grounds that what he did wasn’t human).

      2. Hooky
        • 7 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        Suarez was the ultimate flat track bully. 10 of those goals were against Cardiff and Norwich!

  4. CroatianHammer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 18 hours ago

    Aguerd has officially announced his departure from Rennes. WHU presser midday at noon, Monday.

    1. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      Sergid?

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 days, 13 hours ago

        AGUERDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!

  5. Ian & Zen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 18 hours ago

    Nice article
    Would be interesting to know how much that team would set you back on GW1

    1. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      I miss permacapping Suarez

  6. KeanosMagic
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Has anyone ever gone TAA Robbo VVD and ignored Salah?

      Tried this a few seasons ago and didn't have the will power to stick it out, but might help unlock better options up front this season?

      1. No Need
        • 8 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        I feel when you have TAA and Robbo in the team then no Salah ‘feels’ better even if cover is a myth. I feel Son and the Man City bloke will be my premiums this year

      2. Ser Davos
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 13 hours ago

        It's an annual pre-season debate. I'd say captaincy can be so pivotal that Salah needs to be accessible as easy as possible. 3 x Pool defenders really hinders that

    • Fish up a tree
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      Looking at the fixtures for the big teams is anyone thinking to go all in on defence including a premium keeper it no decent 4.5’s?

      Possible big a the back team….

      Alisson
      TAA Laporte Cancelo Chilwell Tierney
      Diaz Maddison Son
      Jesus Wilson

      1. LangerznMash
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 17 hours ago

        Premium defence, not premium keeper.

      2. TheBiffas
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 17 hours ago

        Don't like it

    • bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      Friedel if you gave me 20 guesses, I doubt I'd have come up with him. The rest of that team I'd probably have got very quickly with no City being what was most likely to catch me out, and I'd have had RVP in a United not Arsenal shirt.

    • Trent Robbo 66✅
      • 10 Years
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      Harland or KDB is the biggest problem

      1. Jaws
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 days, 15 hours ago

        KDB is a notorious slow starter.

    • RUUD!
      • 10 Years
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      Is there a way to see all of your FPL team history? I seem to remember captaining Friedel many many many years ago and I think he got clean sheet and penno save. The Bentley and Santa Cruz days

      1. Ser Davos
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 13 hours ago

        Ah, this is what I was going to additionally mention when I responded to Focal up top there... the lack of FPL history!

        Sad that the personal history gets lost. I hope the overall is one day easily accessible

        **Transfermarkt is excellent

    • KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      _____
      Trent | Robertson | Cancelo | _____ | _____
      Salah | Bowen | Kulusevski | _____ | _____
      Haaland | Mitrovic | _____

      Just need to fill in the blanks!

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 17 hours ago

        Maybe 2 of Eriksen/Bruno G/Martinelli for the mid spots, 4.5 keeper, 4.5 def and a 4.0 def and whatever is left for 3rd striker?

        1. Root
          • 10 Years
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          You'll need two 4.5 mids.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
            • 5 Years
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            Man sounds like the pricing is going to be really tough

      2. Fish up a tree
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        Easy they all need to be 4.5 or 4 as you have spunked your budget!

        1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
          • 5 Years
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          Only 2 premiums

          1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
            • 5 Years
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            As in 10+ players. Kulu won’t be much more either as he started last season at 6.0, can’t see him being over 7.5

      3. LangerznMash
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        I think you will only have £30m left to get 7 players so you will need starting £4m players.

      4. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        U have around 30 left for 7 players. 8.5 for goalkeepers taken out u got 21.5 for 5. U can only afford 4m defenders and 4.5 mids/fwds

        1. Zim0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          There's a simple solution. Don't get Mitrovic and downgrade

          1. Zim0
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            You'll have to play 5-4-1 with two 4.5 Defenders and a 5.5 mid though

            1. Zim0
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              Mid could be Neto for example with Wolves fixtures or Harrison maybe. But would u trust any of the 4.5 Defenders to play regularly each week?

              1. Dynamic Duos
                • 8 Years
                10 days, 16 hours ago

                There will be a good one at Wolves

      5. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        Just done the maths, with 4.5/4.0 keepers and a 4.5 striker it leaves me with 18 for 2 defs and 2 mids.

        So 1 x 4.5 def and 1 x 4.0 def, 2 mid spots would have to be 1 x 5.0 and 1 x 4.5.
        Man we need a 4.0 mid and striker!

        1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
          • 5 Years
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          Or go 5-3-2 with 1 5.0 def and a 4.5

    • CAVEAT KING
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      The Premier League:
      ManU, Pool and Arsenal: Their longevity originally created by consistent performance. Their commercial clout, like it or not, created by America. 170 mil NFL fans creates more revenue than 4 billion Football fans. They see the market and will grow it whether we want to believe it or not.
      Citeh and Chelski: A creation of the super rich who throw dodgy money at the clubs. Like it or not, it works. On top of that, they have had the good fortune to make the move before the stable door was closed.
      Newcastle and Everton; the latter being an epic fail. With the added mix of Financial Fair Play, helped along by the haves stopping the have nots to get the dodgy way to the top of the Tree.
      Spurs: TBF they have come as close as anyone to climbing the ladder, not using the same methods of the previously mentioned.
      The rest: A hard slog for them all, having to fight with one arm tied behind their backs.
      We don't want a SUPER LEAGUE? WHAT? WE ALREADY HAVE ONE!
      Most football supporters (sheep) don't give a continental how their teams get to the top; they just want to be there.
      The PL and EUFA have got a bloody nerve really getting on their high horse about the Super League.

      1. TheBiffas
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        Wow.... I completely forgot about that whole super league debale until now XD Felt like the world was ending at the time

        1. CAVEAT KING
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          Don't know why I wrote it TBH. Probably Goldbridge going on about 'poor old Man United'

          1. Ser Davos
            • 6 Years
            10 days, 13 hours ago

            Top of the league could get extremely compacted/competitive...

            West Ham and Wolves will want to kick on
            Newcastle and Villa in the midst of new eras
            Palace and Brighton will expect get closer to Europe

            1. CAVEAT KING
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              10 days, 12 hours ago

              There are always exceptions to the rule but unlikely nevertheless.

            2. mynameisthehulk
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              10 days, 12 hours ago

              One of those six will go down next season

              1. RedRo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                10 days, 12 hours ago

                No

      2. RedLightning
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        10 days, 12 hours ago

        The Super League was trying to create a closed shop with no possibility of relegation for the richer clubs.
        The 'big six' in our Premier League may indeed be super, but other clubs still have the possibility of getting promoted to it and competing against them.
        And once-great clubs like Everton can still come very close to relegation.

        1. CAVEAT KING
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          10 days, 12 hours ago

          Do you really think our "traitor six" don't want a closed shop? Don't you think EUFA don't want the same but with their rules?
          We cannot change the inevitable.
          Possibility of relegation for the big clubs? Don't see it happening anytime soon.

          1. RedLightning
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            10 days, 12 hours ago

            The Italians and Americans wanted a closed shop and thought it was inevitable, but we soon proved that it wasn't.

            Some of our big six may still want a Super League, but we don't have one now - just six rich clubs that usually dominate the most exciting national league, and there will always be strong resistance from the general public to this changing so it is by no means inevitable imo.

            1. CAVEAT KING
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              10 days, 1 hour ago

              Inevitable may have been taken out of context. Not the format proposed but in the a format suited to the EPL or EUFA.

              1. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                10 days, 8 mins ago

                Money will always distort any pretensions to equality, but the fact that your club came so close to relegation after all its history and recent investment suggests to me that the PL is in a relatively healthy state.

                1. CAVEAT KING
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  9 days, 22 hours ago

                  A fair but expected response. There are teams that will fail. Ah La Everton! However, money and amateurs don't mix. Usmenov was taken out of the Arsenal equation by the yanks and his "bunny" Moshiri created the monster. There will always be exceptions; poor management usually the accomplice. Remaining healthy is easier given where the goalposts are situated. We are in a Super League already; just not the one anticipated by Spain, Italy and France.

    • adstomko
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      Pretty sure my team will look something like this. Think I'll avoid the new big-hitters for the opening fixtures:

      Meslier
      Trent, Van Dijk, Cancelo, Chilwell
      Son, Saka, Maddison, Johnson
      C.Wilson, Watkins

      Henderson, Wissa, 4.0, 4.5.

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        You will have Salah

        1. adstomko
          • 6 Years
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          He'll be too expensive for his average form after AFCON, and points will more spread across Liverpool's attack than before imo

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 8 Years
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            Make sure you link your team at the beginning of the season , I will bookmark this and remind you when you start with Salah

            1. adstomko
              • 6 Years
              10 days, 15 hours ago

              I think KDB and Son will outscore Salah this year

      2. CAVEAT KING
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        I like Wissa. Funny enough, If Matip plays I want Robbo and him. Could save 2 mil with a little points sacrifice. Wait for Covid to return and the money could be used for the bench.

        1. adstomko
          • 6 Years
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          Wissa ended the season well and he'll be even cheaper than Mbeumo

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 8 Years
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            I like the Wissa pick to

    • KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      Why do people think Trent and Robertson will both go up from their starting price last season?

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        Should be 7.5m and 7m again imo

        1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
          • 5 Years
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          Yeah with Cancelo also at 7.0

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 8 Years
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            Yeah sounds about right

      2. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        Because Trents final price was 8.4. He will at least be 8. I don't know about Robertson

        1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
          • 5 Years
          10 days, 15 hours ago

          Hmm his ending price season before last was 7.8 but he was 7.5

          1. Zim0
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            10 days, 15 hours ago

            And I have rounded down as well. So 8

      3. DelPiero10
          10 days, 15 hours ago

          Consistent output I suppose. I like LiveFPL'd pricing. TAA (8), Robertson (7.5), Cancelo (7). It makes perfect sense to me.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
            • 5 Years
            10 days, 15 hours ago

            Think that makes Cancelo too obvious a pick

            1. DelPiero10
                10 days, 15 hours ago

                He's only delivered the goods for one season. For that reason I don't think he should be priced similarly to Robertson or TAA.

                1. Ser Davos
                  • 6 Years
                  10 days, 13 hours ago

                  Yes, we're don't know he's actually that nailed

            2. Zim0
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              10 days, 15 hours ago

              That is my prediction as well. But I'm still hoping Robbo is 7 too

              1. DelPiero10
                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                  I think he's due a price increase. LiveFPL has nailed it IMO. I'm yet to find a price point I'd strongly disagree with and I've searched every player who's in contention for gw1.

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                    • 5 Years
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    Trent and Robbo HAVE to be only priced a max 0.5 apart, otherwise Robbo will be too obvious.

                    Likewise Cancelo has to only be max 0.5 away from the most expensive.

                    So I think it will either be:

                    Trent 8.0
                    Robertson 7.5
                    Cancelo 7.5

                    Or

                    Trent 7.5
                    Robertson 7.0
                    Cancelo 7.0

                    1. DelPiero10
                        10 days, 15 hours ago

                        8, 7.5, and 7 is perfect imo.

                      • Zim0
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        10 days, 15 hours ago

                        I think the problem is its Cancelos first time doing this and he started at 6 so it'll be hard to justify him being on the same price as Robertson who has been doing it consistently for 4 years now

                        1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                          • 5 Years
                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                          7.5, 7.0 & 6.5 being too wishful thinking? Lol

                          1. Zim0
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            10 days, 14 hours ago

                            Haha probably

            3. Zim0
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              There's going to be a OOP defender if Zinchenko goes to another Premier league club. And then 5 at the back for me will be confirmed. Way too many good options to not do that this year.

              1. CAVEAT KING
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                10 days, 15 hours ago

                We all tend to forget the 4.0/4.5 defensive enabler. To get value like that in a mid or forward we will have to spend around 6 mil. So 4 defenders for me.

                1. Zim0
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                  A 5.5 mid gem will unearth himself just the same as the 4.5 defender.

                  1. CAVEAT KING
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    If so, it is still a mil more. And more difficult to maneuver a squad. Not sayin I don't like a big 5 all the same.

                    1. Zim0
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      10 days, 15 hours ago

                      Say Zinchenko is 5.5 and I use a 5.5 mid like Harrison or Neto. Is a 4.5 defender and 6.5 mid/fwd really better? They're on par with Zinchenko since he's playing as an attacking mid now in the new team and gets bonus clean sheet points. And the 5.5 mid is probably better than the 4.5 defender. But thats just my opinion.

                      1. CAVEAT KING
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        10 days, 15 hours ago

                        Nothing wrong with your opinion bud. It is still smoke and mirrors atm. Just saying a back is usually a better option for 1st sub.

                        1. Zim0
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          10 days, 15 hours ago

                          U aren't wrong. But the new 5 sub rule makes me think a bench in fpl will be pretty much useless. We'll be seeing more 1 pointers than before. So I'm just gonna have the one 4.5 mid as a playing sub to start with.

                          1. CAVEAT KING
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            10 days, 15 hours ago

                            Good point about 5 subs. As my username says, that could impact wing backs too. (smile)

                            1. Zim0
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              10 days, 15 hours ago

                              True very true. And that's why its all dependant on Zinchenko for me 😛

                  2. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                    • 5 Years
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    Probably Cash

              2. RedLightning
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                10 days, 12 hours ago

                'Big at the back' does not necessarily mean five big 'uns.
                Four big 'uns plus a cheap enabler often works out better.
                It's still much bigger than the once standard choice of at most two big 'uns together with rotating cheapies.
                Remember when the 'uber defence' was all the rage (five rotating cheapies)?

                1. Zim0
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  10 days, 12 hours ago

                  I'll probably have Robbo, Cancelo, Perisic, Chilwell as the premiums. Zinchenko or Digne instead of Zinchenko if he doesn't leave for another Premier league club as the 5th in a formation of 5-4-1. I never like any of the 4.5s personally.

                  1. RedLightning
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    10 days, 10 hours ago

                    We can always hope for another Dallas, Lundstram or Wan-Bissaka as a 4.0 or 4.5 enabler who actually scores plenty of points.

                    1. Zim0
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      10 days, 10 hours ago

                      Hmm if so then I shall shift one of the premiums out!

            4. Spirit of 1999
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              trying to think of a team name for the upcoming season and I thought I saw someone use a Smiths or Depeche Mode song name with Ings in the title that I thought was clever but I don't recall it.

              1. RedLightning
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                10 days, 15 hours ago

                These things take time (Smiths)?
                I don't owe you anything (Smiths)?

              2. RedRo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                10 days, 15 hours ago

                This Charming Ings?

                1. RedRo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                  Heaven Knows I’m Ings now?
                  The Boy with the Ings in his side?
                  How soon is Ings?
                  What difference does it Ings?
                  Hand in Ings?

                  1. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    Still Ings
                    What Difference Does Ings Make?

                    1. RedRo
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      10 days, 15 hours ago

                      There is an Ings that never goes out

                    2. Andy_Social
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      10 days, 15 hours ago

                      I Sometimes Wish I Was Ings
                      Just Can't Get Enough Ings
                      Ings, In Itself
                      Ings Doesn't Matter

                  2. CAVEAT KING
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    Ingle bells

                2. Tomerick
                  • 7 Years
                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                  This Scharming man?

                  1. RedRo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    Like it!

              3. DelPiero10
                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                  How Kun is now. Not bad, that.

                • Herman Toothrot
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                  I would go out tonight, but I havent got a Klich to wear.

                  1. Herman Toothrot
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    Mane changes everything

                • RedLightning
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 11 Years
                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                  Float like a butterfly, Ings like a bee.
                  Ings ain't wot they used to be.
                  My favourite Ings.
                  Ings can only get better.
                  (Unfortunately not Smiths or Depeche Mode)

                • Skonto Rigga
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 4 Years
                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                  Semedo Gates

                  1. Skonto Rigga
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 4 Years
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    The Boy With the Flags in His Side

                • Tomerick
                  • 7 Years
                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                  My team name last season was Flight of the Naby Keita although it’s a movie reference not music.

                • Eh, just one more thing ...
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                  Nice attempts … but .. That joke isn’t punny anymore …

                • panda07
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                  All kinds of Danny Ings!

                • Mixed Bag
                  • 5 Years
                  10 days, 10 hours ago

                  Ings when you're winning

              4. Dynamic Duos
                • 8 Years
                10 days, 15 hours ago

                Any good mids predicted to be 6m? Thought on Neto and Johnson?

                1. adstomko
                  • 6 Years
                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                  Tempted to include both.
                  Would rather have Johnson over Neto because the former wants to start for Wales at the World Cup.

                  1. Dynamic Duos
                    • 8 Years
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    Would you prefer him to a 6m defender?

                    1. adstomko
                      • 6 Years
                      10 days, 15 hours ago

                      Possibly yes, except for Chilwell
                      though

                2. CAVEAT KING
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                  Wissa Neto

                3. Athletic Nasherbo
                  • 5 Years
                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                  Harrison has been excellent under the new gaffer.

              5. Ahtikullervo
                • 4 Years
                10 days, 15 hours ago

                Did my first draft on LiveFPL

                Sanchez-(Ward)
                Robertson-Cancelo-Chilwell-Tsimikas-(Duffy)
                Salah-Kulusevski-Trossard-Brüno G-(Dendoncker)
                Haaland-Jimenez-(Gelhardt)

              6. Inazuma X1
                • 4 Years
                10 days, 15 hours ago

                Having no Salah improves the team a lot. If we have two more captain options and Diaz, can Diaz cover him?

                1. FPL Pillars
                  • 5 Years
                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                  Salah capped by 3mil and scores a hatty. You do not have him = R.I.P.

                  He’s the most consistent in the game, would definitely start with him.

                  1. RedLightning
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    10 days, 12 hours ago

                    The following week he's capped by 3mil and blanks, but your alternative captain scores a hattie. Enormous green arrow, and you're back up to where you were two weeks previously.
                    Don't be terrified by his ownership - just decide whether your expect your team to score more with or without him.

                2. DelPiero10
                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                    Highly unlikely. Salah won't be in my squad for gw1 but I'm not even entertaining the possibility of another Liverpool attacker matching him.

                  • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                    that's what I'm hoping for

                  • Athletic Nasherbo
                    • 5 Years
                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                    I really appreciate teams without Salah for example (or the most obvious big hitter)

                    When I played a few years ago I would have no Salah and no Trent. I even started last year without and started well due to Antonio and Benrahma (I did quit as I became addicted again and so I haven’t played in two years). However, the stress is not worth it. Go Salah and reassess in a few weeks. Easier to get him out than in.

                3. BobB
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 12 Years
                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                  Eddie the Feather. Oh dear. Championship level striker.

                  1. RedRo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    Nah, Arsenal have done well to renew his contract. Probably not quite ready to lead the line but he’d be a great back up at the very least and could still develop further. If he’d left he’d definitely be leading the line for a top half team.

                  2. SAKA AND EMILE SMITH ROWE
                    • 5 Years
                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                    Couldn’t disagree more

                4. 1justlookin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                  Repost, does anyone know where 8 can get hold of all the fixtures on a spreadsheet, please?

                  1. Zim0
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                    Probably Ben Crellin

                  2. The Mentaculus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                    Even Crellin doesn't have one (publicly available) yet.

                    I'm actually started putting together my own fixture ticker this year, with more subjective FDR coding. Only going up to GW16 for now, but I could share it when finished if you want..? Probably tomorrow

                    1. 1justlookin
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      10 days, 14 hours ago

                      I had a look on Crellins twitter account and it looks like he's got it on already. (I think?)

                      1. Inazuma X1
                        • 4 Years
                        10 days, 14 hours ago

                        Yes he created the sheet within the hour fixtures were announced

                      2. The Mentaculus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        10 days, 13 hours ago

                        Ah ok. I see an image of it but not a downloadable spreadsheet. But then I don't have a twitter account so it annoyingly boots me off (asking for login) every 15 seconds or so

                  3. Simpix
                    • 5 Years
                    10 days, 9 hours ago

                    I made an Excel spreadsheet of all the 22/23 fixtures which you can have. Not sure how we can contact each other as I don't want to put my email address on here publicly.
                    Maybe one of the Mods can help out?

                5. CAVEAT KING
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                  8 and I are close on the typewriter. No I don't but let me know if you find out.

                  1. CAVEAT KING
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                    Whoops! For above

                6. Inazuma X1
                  • 4 Years
                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                  Livefpl has Toney 7.5m.... he's going to be that high?

                  1. TorresMagic™
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 13 Years
                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                    Similar to Watkins.

                    1. Inazuma X1
                      • 4 Years
                      10 days, 14 hours ago

                      Difficult to not start with big at the back with such high pricing for forwards

                  2. Eh, just one more thing ...
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                    I think 7/7.5

                  3. DelPiero10
                      10 days, 14 hours ago

                      7.5m is too expensive imo. 6.5m makes more sense.

                      1. TorresMagic™
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 13 Years
                        10 days, 14 hours ago

                        What price for Mitrovic?

                        1. Monty the Magpie
                          • 4 Years
                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                          £6.5m.

                        2. DelPiero10
                            10 days, 14 hours ago

                            I think they'll add him at 6.5m

                            1. TorresMagic™
                              • Has Moderation Rights
                              • 13 Years
                              10 days, 14 hours ago

                              Would you pick him or Toney if they had similar fixtures and were both 6.5m?

                              1. DelPiero10
                                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                                  I wouldn't like to have either of them in my squad tbh. If I absolutely had to choose between them then it would come down to which one I favored based on a number of factors. "similar fixtures" isn't enough of a differentiator. There's more to it than that.

                            2. Inazuma X1
                              • 4 Years
                              10 days, 14 hours ago

                              Toney should be 6.5m
                              Mitrovic should be 6m
                              Watkins should be 7m

                              imo

                              1. TorresMagic™
                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                • 13 Years
                                10 days, 14 hours ago

                                Toney was 6.5 and finished 6.9

                        3. Athletic Nasherbo
                          • 5 Years
                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                          Toney should be 7.0m, Watkins more likely to be 7.5m Mitrovic should be 6.5m

                      2. Athletic Nasherbo
                        • 5 Years
                        10 days, 14 hours ago

                        I think the game launches Monday/Tuesday.

                        If Son is highly owned, is it better to draft in Salah, Haaland, and Son to avoid the big losses and those captaining Son? I get having three premiums is not ideal because you only Captain one each week, but is there a positive to having all three to play safe early on? (Essentially what argument is there that a team with those alongside Trent and Cancelo is a good thing?)

                        1. Dynamic Duos
                          • 8 Years
                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                          2 at most for me, but probably just going Salah

                          1. Athletic Nasherbo
                            • 5 Years
                            10 days, 14 hours ago

                            Interesting! Makes sense if you think Salah Captain all the time.

                            Those Haaland numbers will be scary, but the team you can get is better. I just can’t bet against a striker from City who is a goal machine and has all the attributes to suit the league. Those fixtures too!

                            Where will you invest the money? Big at back? Or are 7-10m midfielders taking your fancy?

                            1. Dynamic Duos
                              • 8 Years
                              10 days, 14 hours ago

                              Something like this

                              4.5
                              8 7 6
                              13 9 8
                              7.5 7.5 7.5

                              With a 5m defender or 5.5m mid

                              1. Athletic Nasherbo
                                • 5 Years
                                10 days, 13 hours ago

                                Interesting. Good choices upfront too. I imagine you’ll target something like…

                                Wilson Watkins Jimenez

                                1. Dynamic Duos
                                  • 8 Years
                                  10 days, 13 hours ago

                                  Yeah also like DCL and Toney

                              2. Dynamic Duos
                                • 8 Years
                                10 days, 13 hours ago

                                Or this maybe

                                4.5
                                8 7 6.5 6
                                13 9 8 6
                                7.5 7.5

                                1. Athletic Nasherbo
                                  • 5 Years
                                  10 days, 13 hours ago

                                  Interesting. Haaland and definite no go for you then?

                                  1. Dynamic Duos
                                    • 8 Years
                                    10 days, 13 hours ago

                                    Seems to detrimental to the team going 2/3 premiums and 100% going Salah

                                  2. Dynamic Duos
                                    • 8 Years
                                    10 days, 13 hours ago

                                    This could be ok, depends what we get in def at 5 and 4.5

                                    4.5
                                    8 7 5 4.5
                                    13 8 6
                                    12 7.5 7.5

                                    1. Athletic Nasherbo
                                      • 5 Years
                                      10 days, 13 hours ago

                                      Save option is this one above. Just need the game to launch! Will be watching his forum closely to see your decisions!

                                      1. Dynamic Duos
                                        • 8 Years
                                        10 days, 13 hours ago

                                        Yeah mate just want it to launch now

                        2. RedRo
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          10 days, 13 hours ago

                          I think the start of the season is the time to take risks. You have all chips in hand and it’s when we have least information available to us (i.e. no form to base anything on). It’s the time to go for differentials. I remember a season in which Chelsea and Villa (I think maybe Arsenal and I guess someone else too?) opened the season with a DGW - I captained Benteke and ended up 29th in the world as very few had done the same. Of course it was all down hill from there but I still think it’s the best time to take some punts.

                      3. KujaliaFC
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        10 days, 14 hours ago

                        Might this team be within budget?

                        Rodak Meslier
                        Trent Targett Digne Branthwaite Lamptey
                        Martinelli Mount Diaz Sancho Johnson
                        Mitrohimovic AlfIngeSon Nketiah

                        1. KujaliaFC
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          10 days, 12 hours ago

                          On second thought, I want to swap out Branthwaite for Coufal. He might be 1m more expensive than Branthwaite though, so I'm not sure how feasible that will be. Cash might be also dearer than Digne, but I think I fancy him better than Digne.

                          Rodak Meslier
                          Trent Targett Cash Coufal Lamptey
                          Martinelli Mount Diaz Sancho Johnson
                          Mitrohimovic AlfIngeSon Nketiah

                      4. Inazuma X1
                        • 4 Years
                        10 days, 13 hours ago

                        Why is Spurs trying to sign Eriksen? Change in formation?

                        Does that mean Kulusevski will move to wingback?

                        1. KujaliaFC
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          10 days, 13 hours ago

                          Nostalgia?

                        2. RedRo
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          10 days, 13 hours ago

                          No, I’m not seeing that. I think what they each offer is so different I don’t think they’re competing. I’d expect Eriksen to be deeper and more central.

                          1. Inazuma X1
                            • 4 Years
                            10 days, 13 hours ago

                            Son Kane up top with Eriksen behind. Perisic and Kulu wingbacks. Bissouma/Bentancur/Hojbjerg two CMs

                            1. RedRo
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              10 days, 13 hours ago

                              I think they’ll stick with Kane up top with Son and Kulu behind and then Eriksen/Bissouma/Bentacur/Hojbjerg for 3 spots behind - so not a lot different to yours. Think Kulu’s a bit wasted at wing back though.

                              1. RedRo
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                10 days, 13 hours ago

                                That 4-3-2-1 could also become a 4-2-3-1 against weaker opposition by simply pushing Eriksen up

                                1. Dynamic Duos
                                  • 8 Years
                                  10 days, 13 hours ago

                                  Spurs will play 5 at the back

                                  1. RedRo
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    10 days, 13 hours ago

                                    True, actually. I guess that 4 competing for 3 spots becomes 4 competing for 2

                        3. NateDog
                          • 1 Year
                          10 days, 13 hours ago

                          A lack of creativity particularly through the middle, they don't really have any penetration centrally and struggle to break down low blocks. He can also ease the burden on Kane meaning he doesn't need to keep dropping deep to do that job

                      5. Arteta
                        • 6 Years
                        10 days, 13 hours ago

                        I seriously can't wait for Nket14h to prove all of the doubters wrong. 20+ G/A combined in all competitions, I'm calling it now.

                        1. Dynamic Duos
                          • 8 Years
                          10 days, 13 hours ago

                          Fpl price prediction? Will Jesus not take his place if Arsenal sign him?

                          1. KujaliaFC
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            10 days, 13 hours ago

                            Not necessarily. Saka kept Pepe out of the team last season.

                          2. Fish up a tree
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            10 days, 13 hours ago

                            He won’t be an FPL option if Jesus signs unfortunately. I see him getting plenty of goals from the bench but mainly in the Europa & cups where he will get the starts

                            1. KujaliaFC
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              10 days, 13 hours ago

                              Jesus can also play on the wing. He's versatile. I heard he even walks on water.

                          3. Arteta
                            • 6 Years
                            10 days, 12 hours ago

                            I would say either 7.0 or 7.5 because FPL towers can't afford to make him too cheap. I'm pretty sure Gabriel isn't signing for us to sit on the bench and will come in the team straightaway. Who starts up front depends on how pre-season goes but I can definitely see Jesus - Nketiah - Saka as the starting trio at some point of the season. Martinelli and Smith Rowe will get their minutes too, as will Vieira. If Arsenal splash the cash on another class forward a la Osimhen/Nkunku/Raphinha/Gnabry, things change again. This is of course very unlikely but I would absolutely love it.

                        2. RedRo
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          10 days, 13 hours ago

                          If he’s 1st choice I think he’ll do that comfortably. Arsenal have a lot of games to play this season potentially with Europe too.

                        3. SpeedyPro
                          • 12 Years
                          10 days, 13 hours ago

                          Is 20 G/A across 4 competitions for a striker particularly good?

                          1. RedRo
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            10 days, 13 hours ago

                            It’s a low bar for sure.

                          2. Arteta
                            • 6 Years
                            10 days, 12 hours ago

                            I'd say it depends on player's minutes and injuries during the year. I didn't want to say 30 G/A and I always try to manage my expectations, even though I think he can become 20 goals per season striker in the future. I've read way too much negative comments how fans think this is a huge mistake, he isn't good enough and doesn't deserve the No. 14 etc. and I just wanted to show some support. I think this contract is a sign of belief and confidence in a Hale End graduate, who could become a star. People tend to forget he just turned 23 and didn't get a proper chance at this club until April.

                        4. FPL Pillars
                          • 5 Years
                          10 days, 13 hours ago

                          If Jesus signs then will he even start?

                          1. KujaliaFC
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            10 days, 13 hours ago

                            Yes. He's a top level BPL striker. He can easily start at CF with Jesus in the squad.

                            1. FPL Pillars
                              • 5 Years
                              10 days, 12 hours ago

                              Top is a bit of a stretch. Midtier at best

                          2. Arteta
                            • 6 Years
                            10 days, 12 hours ago

                            We'll see what Arteta and co. have in mind soon and if somebody else will join before the season starts. But generally, I expect more rotation between attackers more than ever before (five substitutes rule).

                      6. Athletic Nasherbo
                        • 5 Years
                        10 days, 13 hours ago

                        Livefpl predicts Harrison at 5.5m, but I can’t see anything less than 6.0m. Thoughts (because I think he’s a nice option)

                        1. Dynamic Duos
                          • 8 Years
                          10 days, 13 hours ago

                          He is a good pick in that bracket

                        2. RedRo
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          10 days, 13 hours ago

                          I agree with LiveFPL I think. 5.5

                      7. Dynamic Duos
                        • 8 Years
                        10 days, 13 hours ago

                        To late for any price reveals today?

                        1. RedRo
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          10 days, 13 hours ago

                          Yeah

                          1. RedRo
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            10 days, 13 hours ago

                            It’d likely happen in the morning of a weekday

                        2. mynameisq
                          • 8 Years
                          10 days, 12 hours ago

                          Whatever day the reveals start you'd know in the morning UK time as that's when they'll do the "is anybody ready for some price reveals?" Tweet

                          If it passes midday UK time and that tweet hasn't happened, it won't be a day the reveals happen on

                      8. skooldaze
                        • 11 Years
                        10 days, 12 hours ago

                        Wow hands up if you played the very first season! Can't believe I've been playing this version 20 years!

                        1. Ian & Zen
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          10 days, 11 hours ago

                          I played in the first couple of Fantasy Leagues ran by The Telegraph, where you had to post in your squad selection pre season and post transfer requests at the few opportunities they allowed you during the season..obviously a while ago before the internet, when most of the fpl community were not born.

                          1. noquarternt
                            • 6 Years
                            10 days, 5 hours ago

                            Yeah those were the days!

                        2. Old Man
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          10 days, 10 hours ago

                          Not this version but I was playing FF in 1994-5 when Shearer and Fowler were banging the goals in.

                          1. KujaliaFC
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            10 days, 10 hours ago

                            Don't forget Sutton. He got his fair share for Blackburn.