FPL

Which FPL assets played the most minutes in 2021/22?

While the Premier League Christmas schedule looks more forgiving in 2022/23, the Autumn calendar appears more congested.

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

Premier League managers will also be allowed to make five substitutions per game, two more than what we are used to seeing, which provides an added challenge for Fantasy bosses.

So, with rest and rotation perhaps biting harder and earlier in 2022/23, here we take a look at which players played the most minutes last season.


For only the third Premier League season ever, no outfield player managed to play every single minute of the 2021/22 campaign.

However, some came very close, as detailed below.

NameTeamMinutes
Matty CashAston Villa3378
Conor CoadyWolverhampton Wanderers3362
Pontus JanssonBrentford3321
Teemu PukkiNorwich City3258
Harry KaneTottenham Hotspur3236
Joao CanceloManchester City3227
Marc GuehiCrystal Palace3223
Moussa SissokoWatford3221
James Ward-ProwseSouthampton3215
Pierre-Emile HojbjergTottenham Hotspur3196

Aston Villa right-back Matty Cash only missed 42 minutes of Premier League action all season, while Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Conor Coady was just 58 minutes short.

In addition, the duo were the only outfield players to start all 38 Premier League matches.

NameTeamStarts
Matty CashAston Villa38
Conor CoadyWolverhampton Wanderers38
Pontus JanssonBrentford37
Teemu PukkiNorwich City37
Harry KaneTottenham Hotspur36
Joao CanceloManchester City36
Marc GuehiCrystal Palace36
Moussa SissokoWatford36
James Ward-ProwseSouthampton36
Pierre-Emile HojbjergTottenham Hotspur36
Bukayo SakaArsenal36

Meanwhile, the ability of the big clubs to rotate their star-studded squads meant that only four players from the traditional ‘big six’ feature on the above lists – Harry Kane, Joao Cancelo, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Bukayo Saka – as they each racked up an impressive 36 Premier League starts.

A club-by-club breakdown is below, with the top few performers in each category included.

ClubMost minutes playedMost starts
ArsenalGabriel (3065), Saka (3001), White (2880)Saka (36), Gabriel (35), White, Odegaard (32)
Aston VillaCash (3378), Mings (3192), McGinn (3091)Cash (38), Mings, McGinn (35)
BrentfordJansson (3321), Norgaard (3056), Mbeumo (2915)Jansson (37), Norgaard (35), Mbeumo (34)
Brighton and Hove AlbionCucurella (3091), Veltman (2883), Trossard (2816)Cucurella (35), Veltman (33), Trossard (32)
BurnleyMcNeil (3126), Tarkowski (3107), Brownhill (2964)McNeil, Tarkowski (35), Brownhill (32)
ChelseaRudiger (3035), Thiago Silva (2673), Mount (2391)Rudiger (34), Thiago Silva (28), Mount (27)
Crystal PalaceGuehi (3223), Mitchell (3107), Andersen (2924)Guehi (36), Mitchell (35), Gallagher (33)
EvertonKeane (2796), Coleman (2656), Doucoure (2542)Keane (31), Coleman (30), Doucoure (29)
Leeds UnitedRaphinha (2925), Dallas (2920), Harrison (2664)Raphinha, Dallas (34), Harrison (32)
Leicester CityTielemans (2646), Soyuncu (2497), Maddison (2496)Tielemans (29), Soyuncu, Maddison (28)
Liverpoolvan Dijk (3060), Alexander-Arnold (2854), Mane (2830)van Dijk (34), Alexander-Arnold, Mane (32)
Manchester CityCancelo (3227), Rodri (2885), Bernardo Silva (2865)Cancelo (36), Rodri, Bernardo Silva, Laporte (33)
Manchester UnitedFernandes (3122), Maguire (2521), Ronaldo (2476)Fernandes (35), Maguire, McTominay (28)
Newcastle UnitedSaint-Maximin (2836), Joelinton (2590), Schar (2161)Saint-Maximin (31), Joelinton (30), Schar (25)
Norwich CityPukki (3258), Hanley (2987), Aarons (2892)Pukki (37), Hanley (33), Aarons (32)
SouthamptonWard-Prowse (3215), Salisu (2980), Romeu (2901)Ward-Prowse (36), Romeu (34), Salisu (33)
Tottenham HotspurKane (3236), Hojbjerg (3196), Dier (3072)Kane, Hojbjerg (36), Dier, Son (35)
WatfordSissoko (3221), Dennis (2597), Cathcart (2417)Sissoko (36), Dennis (30), Cathcart, King (27)
West Ham UnitedRice (3183), Soucek (3068), Bowen (3000)Rice (35), Soucek, Bowen, Antonio (34)
Wolverhampton WanderersCoady (3362), Moutinho (2982), Saiss (2706)Coady (38), Moutinho (34), Neves, Saiss (31)

* Outfield players only

Saka, Raphinha, Bruno Fernandes, James Ward-Prowse, Son Heung-min and Kane are some of the more Fantasy relevant names to appear in the midfield and forward positions, along with Jarrod Bowen and Michail Antonio.

The West Ham United duo racked up an impressive 34 Premier League starts each, despite a demanding Europa League campaign that saw the Hammers reach the last four. In fact, across the season, it’s worth noting that David Moyes kept the most settled Premier League starting XI, making just 1.6 changes on average per match.

At Leicester City, we should see improvement in the above numbers next term with the Foxes free from any European distractions.

Marc Guehi, meanwhile, needed no time to settle at Crystal Palace, racking up 3223 minutes in 36 starts, while it’s no surprise that Coady tops the chart for minutes played at Wolves after missing just one game since they returned to the Premier League in 2018/19.

Naturally, all of this analysis comes with the caveat that we are entering into unknown territory next season.

However, it’s clear that rotation could be rife both during games and between them in 2022/23, especially at the top teams competing in Europe, so which players do you think stand the best chance of not only starting but finishing them?


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338 Comments Post a Comment
  1. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 13 hours ago

    Not sure if old and injury prone Aguero is the best back plan for injury prone Antonio...

    1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 12 hours ago

      Got me excited for a minute there - thought Aguero had come out of retirement and signed for a prem club

  2. Moxon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 13 hours ago

    Picking the right 3 Liverpool players could give you a huge headstart on this season.

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

      Liverpool and City both. My intension is to have 6 keepers, and focus on transfers for the rest of the squad.

      1. SteJ
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 12 hours ago

        6 is a bit excessive. You can normally get by with a cheap playing keeper and his backup as the bench option

      2. TheBiffas
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 12 hours ago

        Don't like this idea. Too much money that you're not inflexible with

        1. TheBiffas
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 12 hours ago

          You're not flexible with*

    2. Lovren an elevator
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 9 hours ago

      Yep, Diaz will be one (as long as no crazy price hike)

  3. Moxon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 12 hours ago

    Which non-premium mids will you be targeting for the start of the season?

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 days, 12 hours ago

      Depends greatly on price.

      In the 6.5m range - Martinelli, Trossard, Wilson, Hwang something like that. We'll see.

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 12 hours ago

      Arsenal with their fixtures

    3. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 12 hours ago

      Going by livefpl pricing it will be Eriksen and Bruno G accompanied by Salah and Son

    4. Ooh Ah Cantona
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Harvey Barnes
      Jack Harrison
      Joelinton (!)
      Grealish

    5. noquarternt
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 6 hours ago

      Depends on prices. Maddison, Saka, Mount etc.

  4. No Professionals
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Despite being an absolute sewer on an fpl option last season, I wonder how soon Broja forces his way in to drafts if he moves to west ham...

    1. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Would he start ahead of Antonio though?

  5. Chilli Heatwave
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Actually considering going against my norm and opting for VVD this year over TAA. Then opting for more nailed full backs for the other options I.e. cash and Cancelo

    1. Moxon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      You don't think TAA is nailed?

      1. Chilli Heatwave
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Maybe not the best choice of terminology, more the 5 subs coming into play, much more likely to effect TAA then VVD. If you look at last season there finished circa 20 points apart. Say the subs effect him by just 10 points, that makes it only a 10 point difference but costing a million

        1. Moxon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          I think you'll likely be in the minority there, but if you can make the extra million count elsewhere then you could be on to a winner

          1. Chilli Heatwave
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            8 days, 11 hours ago

            Agreed, and for it to work would have to keep VVD as a season keeper

    2. SAKA AND EMILE SMITH ROWE
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      My current draft is all CB’s, VVD being one of them

      1. Chilli Heatwave
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        No Cancelo?

        1. SAKA AND EMILE SMITH ROWE
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          With Cucurella likely to sign, I can see Cancelo being rotated here and there

          1. Chilli Heatwave
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            8 days, 11 hours ago

            Completely forgot about him, that’s a good point.

    3. Arn De Gothia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 days, 52 mins ago

      I’m with you on this one

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 days, 14 mins ago

        I have VVD and TAA. It's Robbo who's more likely to suffer short minutes with Tsimikas a decent sub. I'm keeping TAA as I have an idea his crosses will be heaven for Nunez.
        Cucurella - Pep usually takes his time inculcating new players on the training ground - I don't think Cancelo will lose time before the world cup pause.

        1. Arn De Gothia
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          8 days, 12 mins ago

          Food for thoughts, thanks

  6. Ahtikullervo
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Been playing with LiveFPL and their prices, but it does not feel the same as the real thing. I hope they will start it soon...

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Zambian witch doctor says first price reveals start tomorrow

      1. Ahtikullervo
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 10 hours ago

        Fingers crossed... It is an addiction. Just noticed that I am entering my 10th season. Most probably 11th or 12 as I could have used some other e-mail back then, but ... a lot of hours from my life. So fas the best season was 2017/18, where week before the end I was 2.000 something, failed awfully in that and ended up around 15.000...

  7. rozzo
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 10 hours ago

    Anybody going with just one premium?

    This should be affordable just about

    4.5
    TAA Robertson Cancelo Laporte Chilwell
    Bowen Mount Saka Kulu
    Haaland

    4.0 4.5 4.5 4.5

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

      It's a good dead team yes

    2. Ooh Ah Cantona
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      Looks very nice with just one premium, doesn't it

    3. European Bob
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      Think so, also Haaland

    4. Brimble82
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 8 hours ago

      I did a similar 'no transfer' draft to this:

      Sanchez (Steele)
      TAA/Robbo/VVD/Cancelo/Dias
      Saka/Raph/Odegaard/Kulu (DLuiz)
      (H)aaland (Gelhardt/Davis)

      Will check back in to see how they're getting on when we break for the World Cup!

    5. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 8 hours ago

      Does look good that team!

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Trouble when the premium inevitably gets rested

    6. paulbongers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      Nice team, but you come up 8mio short if the predicted prices are correct!
      F.e.: Bowen 8.5, Mount 8.5, Kulusevski 8, Saka 8, Haaland 12.

  8. Ahtikullervo
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 10 hours ago

    Is it possible to find the history of mini leagues? I know that it is possible to easily view the history of current mini leagues participants individual history, but through the years different people have paticipated and most of the info just forgotten. For example is it possible to find out in what leagues I played in 2013/14 and the tables of those leagues?

    1. Ragabolly
      • 12 Years
      8 days, 9 hours ago

      No, those levels of details are all erased

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

    Eagerly awaiting the official prices, here is where I am atm:

    Sanchez
    Robertson | Cancelo | Doherty | Henry
    Salah | Son | Eriksen | Bruno G
    Haaland | Solanke

    4.0 | Gelhardt | 4.5 mid | 4.0 def

    1. Drumandbaines123
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      How about the 8m midfield price point? Will be so many good options there this season I can see myself wanting: Bowen, Saka, Mount, Maddison, Kulu etc. If you already have that price point in your team they are much easier to get to. Just really not sure having the 3 premiums is worth it if you then have to include options like Solanke, Eriksen. Bruno G etc.

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

        Hmm true, just can’t see me going without those 3

    2. Ahtikullervo
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      4,5
      7,5 - 7 - 5 - 4,5
      13 - 12 - 6 - 6
      12 - 6
      4 - 4,5 - 4,5 - 4

      100,5 I get with my math... So not possible?

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

        Son is 11.5

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

      Eriksen still unknown where he's going tho. And Solanke is Solanke. Unlikely he pulls a Bamford and scores heavily because Scott Parker is not gung ho attack attack like Bielsa and besides Bournemouth has horrible fixtures to start with. Doherty also risky considering Spurs are looking for a new RWB. U also said the other day u don't want Raya because of second season syndrome so why have Henry.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 9 hours ago

        Will probably be Alt Nouri - I do like Henry though

  10. Blueberg
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 10 hours ago

    Just noticed fanteam have opened up their game, but it is only for the 1st half of the season (up to the world cup). Might be a good indication on prices also.

    1. ryacoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 9 hours ago

      5.0 cheapest FWD is an interesting move

    2. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 9 hours ago

      Nice spot, weird they haven’t promoted it anywhere. Hope they do a full season game too and not just halves.

      Also, if their prices are any indication and they are, then every fpl team draft has been a waste of time like we didn’t know already.

      1. Blueberg
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 9 hours ago

        Yep... Notice Perisic is there in midfield too...

        1. Darwin von Humboldt
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 9 hours ago

          Interesting. I'm currently thinking about either Chilwell/Kulu or Perisic/Mount. Obviously the latter pairing is out the window if FPL follow suit!

      2. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 9 hours ago

        Good prices all round, my only gripe would be that strikers effectively start at 7.0 so you’re virtually forced into 3 up top, maybe 433 is optimal for FT this year?

        1. Blueberg
          • 6 Years
          8 days, 8 hours ago

          Yep it's looking that way. Maybe one or two 4.0m defenders emerge to make that an even easier option.

          A few 4.5 goalkeepers there seem decent options, Dubravka, Martinez...

  11. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 9 hours ago

    Are these really the lowest priced adult season ticket prices?

    https://twitter.com/MirrorFootball/status/1538850937846087680?t=XQchHhfnnjXU4M6rX67AWg&s=19

    Well done West Ham, but can't see why Everton or Villa fans would be paying up other than out of passion and loyalty.

    Along with TV subscriptions and advertising it's the fans who pay a large chunk of the ridiculous wages players take and commissions agents rake.

    1. Meechoo115
        8 days, 9 hours ago

        Sadly it’s supply and demand. Plenty of fans willing to pay …

      • Meechoo115
          8 days, 9 hours ago

          With arsenal you do think Wtf

      • Lovren an elevator
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 9 hours ago

        Do we think Fernandes is likely to be key, and improve in his stats next season under Ten Haag?

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

          Haag doesn't really play with a number 10. Will be interesting to see over preseason

        2. NateDog
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 8 hours ago

          Posted this to a comment on a different article earlier:

          I think Bruno is going to have to alter his game quite a lot to settle into a position under ETH. I know he excels in transition with speculative passes/runs but naturally with that style, while he can create a lot of chances, he also gives the ball away a lot of times every game. ETH will want to focus on possession and building up attacks from deep with large numbers of players in attack. The rest of the team spending each game attempting to do that while Bruno blasts the ball back to the opposition leaving the team extremely vulnerable to counter-attacks just isn't going to work.

      • Lindelol
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 9 hours ago

        So when are they launching the game?

        1. Zim0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 9 hours ago

          4am

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

            This lol

        2. RedRo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          8 days, 8 hours ago

          It’s not working for you? I got ID 1,712

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

            Good one

        3. Lindelol
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 8 hours ago

          I mean any rough guess?

          1. Zim0
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 days, 8 hours ago

            We were expecting in a week but it still hasn't updated so no idea now. Maybe early July.

          2. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
            • 5 Years
            8 days, 8 hours ago

            My gut tells me by their tweets that it will be this Saturday

        4. Lanley Staurel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          8 days, 8 hours ago

          This Thursday

      • Lanley Staurel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 days, 8 hours ago

        Really useful article

        1. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 8 hours ago

          I thought it was good too. I was surprised by some of them.

      • Lovren an elevator
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 8 hours ago

        Is it possible for Saka, Jesus and Raphina to all be nailed? And if so, how do they likely set up?

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          8 days, 7 hours ago

          Ramsdale
          Toma Gabriel White Tierney
          Party Tielemans
          Saka Odegaard Raphina
          Jesus

          1. Lovren an elevator
            • 7 Years
            8 days, 7 hours ago

            I just feel like Saka and Raph both have to play on the right I guess Saka could play on the left?
            Bad news for Martinelli though, right?

        2. Revival
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 days, 7 hours ago

          I still think Raphinha will end up at Barcelona and will ignore all this speculation for now. Saka would be nailed in my view but Jesus would be rotated and misses GW8 after Brazil plays for certain.

          1. Lovren an elevator
            • 7 Years
            8 days, 2 mins ago

            Id love to see Raph stay in the prem, but i just don't think Arsenal need him. They do need Jesus and Tielemans though!

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              7 days, 23 hours ago

              Saw today that now both Chelsea and Spurs are enquiring.
              He wants Barca, they want him, but they also want Bernardo Silva who'd cost even more (and then there's Lewandowski with his wages). I reckon he could well stay in the Prem, but which London side? I don't think Chelsea would get both him and Sterling when they need defenders too. Will Spurs make a strong effort now they're not trying for Eriksen? Intriguing one, this.

              1. Lovren an elevator
                • 7 Years
                7 days, 23 hours ago

                Can't see him being nailed at Spurs though, don't really understand why him or Jesus would want to go there

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  7 days, 23 hours ago

                  I agree, but they want Richarlison and Raph's better than him.

          2. mynameisq
            • 8 Years
            7 days, 23 hours ago

            Don't think they can afford him, they need Man Utd to overspend on FDJ just to be able to afford Bernardo Silva who is their first choice

      • KeanosMagic
          8 days, 7 hours ago

          I assume no draft exists which contains Trent, Cancelo, Salah Son and Haaland without relying on no bench whatsoever?

          Just too expensive!

          I think I'll just go perma cap Haaland and go Kulu and Diaz

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 8 Years
            8 days, 7 hours ago

            Yeah Mr unproven is the premium to go for not Mr Consistent

          2. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
            • 5 Years
            8 days, 6 hours ago

            Have all them but with Robertson instead of Trent

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 8 Years
              8 days, 6 hours ago

              But also have BrunoG Eriksen and Solanke lol

              1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                • 5 Years
                7 days, 23 hours ago

                Could be Bowens of this season!
                Have to sacrifice somewhere

          3. Brimble82
            • 3 Years
            8 days, 6 hours ago

            It's tight, but just about squeezable...
            4.5
            TAA/Cancelo/5/4.5/4.5
            Salah/Son/6.5/6
            Haaland

            (4.0/4.5/4.5/4.5)

            Pretty imbalanced though!

          4. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            8 days, 6 hours ago

            I've got that. It enables a powerful defence.

        • POTATO
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 7 hours ago

          Who in your opinion will be among the cheapest regular start forwards? Researching a second forward that I won't mind benching.

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            8 days, 7 hours ago

            Look to the promoted teams, maybe Southampton, Brighton, Palace.

          2. POTATO
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 6 hours ago

            Even if we don't know yet who will be this season's Dennis/Broja/Nketiah do you think £5.5M will be enough for the first benched forward in a 451/541 formation?

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              8 days, 6 hours ago

              Same formations as me. I'm planning for 6m/5.5m for my backup forwards.

            2. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              8 days, 5 hours ago

              nb West Ham are in for Broja today.

        • Zim0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 6 hours ago

          Forget everything else. Who would u go for? Son and a 4.5 defender or two 8m mids.

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            8 days, 5 hours ago

            If Kulusevski is one of the 8m mids, the latter.

          2. I Must Break You
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 days, 4 hours ago

            Not saying I know what the [right] answer is, but you have to consider that Son will be a captaincy option about 75% of the time, while the 8m mids will be flyers at best for C on any given week

            1. Zim0
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              7 days, 20 hours ago

              But this team will also have Salah and Haaland

              1. Brimble82
                • 3 Years
                7 days, 20 hours ago

                I'm with Andy - Kulu plus Saka for me.
                Sounds like a punchy lineup.

                1. Zim0
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  7 days, 20 hours ago

                  Hey howd u know those were the two 8m mids 😛 yeah I'm leaning towards them too.

                    1. Andy_Social
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      7 days, 20 hours ago

                      😆

        • pundit of punts
          • 9 Years
          8 days, 5 hours ago

          Best I can come up with the live FPL prices -

          Raya
          TAA - Cancelo - Tomiyasu
          Salah - Saka - Gray - Wissa
          EBH - Watkins - Jimenez

          Caballero - Jonny - Colback - Chambers

          Thought? 🙂

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            8 days, 5 hours ago

            I think premium defenders you don't have from Liverpool and City will outscore Jimenez and Watkins, and equivalently-priced defenders will outscore Wissa and Gray.

            1. Brimble82
              • 3 Years
              8 days, 5 hours ago

              So play 6-2-2?
              If only!

              1. Brimble82
                • 3 Years
                8 days, 5 hours ago

                Sorry - 7-2-1!

              2. Zim0
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                8 days, 5 hours ago

                He's got a point. Can't do both.

                1. Brimble82
                  • 3 Years
                  8 days, 5 hours ago

                  I do also agree with Andy though.
                  If we assume Raga's prices are 'close as', then what we are faced with is a relative embarrassment of riches with our premium defenders.
                  I've drafted a bunch of squads in the last week or so, and I keep getting drawn back to 5 at the back. There's so much value back there.

                  It's not the 'fun' way of playing the game though is it!

                  1. Zim0
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    8 days, 5 hours ago

                    I am drawn to a 5-4-1 as well. Either that or 4-5-1 will be my starring formation. Don't want anyone but Haaland in attack.

                    1. Brimble82
                      • 3 Years
                      8 days, 37 mins ago

                      Exactly the same.
                      Watkins & Jesus have come in and out of my thinking, but then when compare against TAA, Robbo, VVD, Cancelo, Dias, Laporte, James, Chilwell, ‘the right Spurs wingback’ - they just don’t come close!

                      1. Andy_Social
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        8 days, 4 mins ago

                        I've tweaked again today and gone for a very weird front 3. Haaland and 2 benchies of course, but they're now Gelhardt and Greenwood, i.e. a pair of Leeds kids. My thinking is Bamford will be carefully handled after his injuries so we can expect to see him subbed off regularly, but for whom? If I have both, there's a decent chance on stays safely on the bench and the other gets a cameo. I'm assuming 10m max will get me both here.

                        1. Brimble82
                          • 3 Years
                          7 days, 22 hours ago

                          I like your logic.
                          Gelhardt is my pick of the 4.5s, and I’m just kind of hoping that another presents themselves in pre-season, or worst case GW1, and then that’ll be my first transfer.

                          I’m seriously considering setting up an XI that requires very little maintenance (then just look the other way in GW11 when my 5 City/Liverpool defenders tear chunks out of each other!)

                        2. Brimble82
                          • 3 Years
                          7 days, 22 hours ago

                          Also, I’d be amazed if they come in at anything above 9.5 - and they really shouldn’t be above 9. But let’s see what FPL Towers is cooking up for us!

                          1. Andy_Social
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            7 days, 22 hours ago

                            My punt is Gelhardt 5.0, Greenwood 4.5 - but they might be 0.5m more.
                            What I've currently set up is a back 7 (2 keepers and 5 defenders) as a set-and-forget, plus Haaland. That leaves my midfield to focus on for chopping and changing. It's the kind of bullet-proof plan that lasts until halfway through the first Saturday.

                  2. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    8 days, 5 hours ago

                    I think it's fun. Even though mathematically, premium defenders might make the most sense, many if not most FPLers will be stuck in their rigid old-think about three at the back.
                    Raga's prices don't have to be spot-on; I think the bigger picture is incontrovertible and was demonstrated last season - there is more value in defence than up top. Even if we accept that there will be more than one high-scoring premium striker this year, the premium defenders will still outscore their equivalent-priced mids and forwards.

                    It still leaves big decisions re. the big hitters though. Is it worth having 2 of Haaland/Nunez/Kane/Son/Jesus up top? If so, need to cut back on defence. What if KDB in midfield goes big? (and/or Son if he's still a mid). If you have Salah and Haaland, again you need to compromise on defence.

                    It's by no means cut-and-dried. Still fun!

                    1. I Must Break You
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      8 days, 4 hours ago

                      If I could, I would play a 6-4-0 or 5-5-0 formation, with 100% wing backs and wingers. Those positions all play on the front line in today's game

                      1. Andy_Social
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        8 days, 4 hours ago

                        Ah, but those players will also be the first to be subbed off with the 5-sub rule. I'm leaning towards the premium defenders who will play 38 games for 90mins, or as near as dammit. That means your VVDS, Dias/Laportes and outlier wingback, Matty Cash. He doesn't have the explosiveness of a Chelsea or Spurs wingback, but he won't be rotated. TAA and Cancelo also play big minutes.

                        1. The Units
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 12 Years
                          8 days, 2 hours ago

                          Subbed off after getting a goal and CS?

                        2. Brimble82
                          • 3 Years
                          8 days, 41 mins ago

                          My current thinking is a mix of ‘exciting wingback’ for the explosive nature, and nailed on 90 (or at the very least 60+) min CB.

                          FWIW; I’m not sure how much of a difference 5-subs will make.
                          We’ve seen Pep go whole games without making a single change. And there’s the element of ‘not wanting to unsettle’ a defence if a game is tight or in the balance.

        • Darwin von Humboldt
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 3 hours ago

          Damnit. I just searched the site for my old nickname. It turns out it's been nearly eleven years since I was active on here. F***ing hell. Over a decade! That's mental.

          1. The Knights Template
            • 8 Years
            8 days, 3 hours ago

            Who were you?

            1. Darwin von Humboldt
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              8 days, 1 hour ago

              Ah I won't be remembered - went by Sasquatch back then. Had one good FPL season and a few average ones. 😀

              1. The Knights Template
                • 8 Years
                7 days, 23 hours ago

                I remember

          2. Hotdogs for Tea
            • 6 Years
            8 days, 2 hours ago

            Mark … is that you ? 🙂

            1. Darwin von Humboldt
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              8 days, 1 hour ago

              Ha! Is Mark not still around??

          3. Miss Thing
            • 8 Years
            8 days, 2 hours ago

            Is that you Harwin Don Vumboldt?

          4. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            8 days, 1 hour ago

            It'll more often be subbed off after getting no joy from the oppo defence. But also bear in mind the wingbacks who are subbed ON against tiring defences.

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

              * uh, response to Units

        • Hotdogs for Tea
          • 6 Years
          8 days, 2 hours ago

          anyone settled on their team lineups yet in those game weeks for the chip strategy that they have already decided upon ? 😉

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

            I've decided to play my chips in the DGWs at the back end of the season, after I've played 2 wildcards. So.....

          2. mynameisq
            • 8 Years
            7 days, 23 hours ago

            So far I have made only one fpl team decision and that is to draft my team when the game releases

        • SweepaKeepa
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 days, 45 mins ago

          Seeking Palace fans…
          What are your thoughts on Mateta vs Eduardo?
          Am I right in assuming that Eduardo had bigger expectations, but Mateta earnt that striker spot by the end? i.e. will be some rotation, but Mateta will have more minutes?

          1. DavidBW
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            7 days, 23 hours ago

            Eduardo never really recovered from that broken leg v Birmingham. Pity as he could have been a great striker and won many titles at Arsenal.

            1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
              • 5 Years
              7 days, 23 hours ago

              He also retired 4 years ago

              1. DavidBW
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                7 days, 23 hours ago

                Really? I never knew that.

            2. SweepaKeepa
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              7 days, 22 hours ago

              Tell me about it…
              Rueful Arsenal fan here.

          2. mynameisq
            • 8 Years
            7 days, 23 hours ago

            Not a palace fan but that seems like what happened, in fact initially it was edouard fighting it out with benteke and the assumption was once edouard is settled he'd take over and get a good run but he was hit and miss, so they tried mateta and he did better than them both! They spent money on edouard so they won't just give up on him but don't be surprised if Mateta gets good minutes I think the cost of mateta was like 9 million and edouard was 14 million so not too much between them

            1. SweepaKeepa
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              7 days, 22 hours ago

              Thanks Q!

        • Moxon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          7 days, 23 hours ago

          Best I've got with live FPL prices:

          Raya (Steele)
          TAA Cancelo Chilwell (Ait Nouri, Duffy)
          Salah Kulu Odegaard Neto Ramsey
          Haaland Mitrovic (Gelhardt)

          Roll on the release!

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            7 days, 23 hours ago

            Mostly decent, but 2 issues:

            Fulham's early fixtures.
            Not sure if either of your cheap defenders are nailed (doesn't AIN compete with a now-fit Jonny?)

        • mynameisq
          • 8 Years
          7 days, 23 hours ago

          Happy price reveals day everyone! #ITK #MakingStuffUp

          1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
            • 5 Years
            7 days, 23 hours ago

            You got the memo too then

        • Chilli Heatwave
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 days, 22 hours ago

          Best I’ve got on live fpl

          Sanchez
          Cash Gabriel Cancelo VVD
          Kulu Salah BrunoG Odoaaguard
          Watkins Haaland

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            7 days, 22 hours ago

            I like it. Any bench?

            1. Chilli Heatwave
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              7 days, 21 hours ago

              Leaves space for one 4.5 defender

        • daftvaper
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 22 hours ago

          When's it gonna come out?!?!?

          LiveFPL is good and all but if you search for Haaland or Alvarez they're not even on there, says no matches

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            7 days, 22 hours ago

            Haaland's there. 12m.
            Might need to click on next page or use filter.

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              7 days, 22 hours ago

              Oh hang on - he WAS there, he's in our drafts. Must have popped out for a pee. I'm sure he'll be back later.

          2. More Cowbell
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            7 days, 22 hours ago

            Doesn't the site usually go into a holding state prior to going live? A bit like after the transfer deadline passes.

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              7 days, 22 hours ago

              The OfficialFPL site? Yeah, for a day or two to upgrade. But during that time FPLTowers or sometimes clubs themselves like to leak a few prices. It's the morsels we're waiting on right now.

        • boc610
          • 10 Years
          7 days, 22 hours ago

          NOW giggs resigns. speaks volumes about the man. job was untenable well over a year ago once people knew this was going to trial.

          1. DavidBW
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            7 days, 22 hours ago

            Giggs is a terrible man, overrated footballer and general scum bucket.

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              7 days, 22 hours ago

              That goal v Arsenal in the semi, though.

        • CONNERS
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 22 hours ago

          Any reason why there are so many Wolves defenders in people's drafts?

          No CS in their last 9 games of the previous season which included games against Norwich, Burnley and Leeds.

          Their early-season form wasn't much better either.

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            7 days, 22 hours ago

            Price, mostly. Ragabolly has defenders at 4.5 and they have nice opening fixtures. I suspect few will be left in final drafts.

          2. CONNERS
            • 3 Years
            7 days, 22 hours ago

            Yes the fixtures are kind, agreed.

            Not sure I'd go near Ait-Nouri, especially with the 5 sub rule. I can see him getting taken off early, especially in games they're chasing. He was far from nailed last season too.

            Coady will be 5.0m I expect. Not sure about Kilman price.

          3. NateDog
            • 1 Year
            7 days, 22 hours ago

            Good fixtures but I agree and am not convinced at all. They vastly outperformed their xGc in that good run (a lot of that thanks to Sa) but the second-half of the season was closer to what was expected. I think Lage did a good job with them but they need a fair few signings, not least a CM to replace Moutinho (and another if Neves leaves) and a striker unless Silva can get his shooting boots on. Although I actually was impressed by his general play when I saw him, but they need someone to score goals.

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              7 days, 21 hours ago

              If they can start scoring, Neto and Podence could be good picks. I do expect Coady to be 5m. Kilman could be 4.5m - I put him in one draft but soon took him out again. I was looking at a rotation with a 4.5 Brentford defender but decided against it.

              1. NateDog
                • 1 Year
                7 days, 21 hours ago

                Neto is someone I'm keeping my eye on depending on how they look in preseason, only thing is I feel like he can be a bit streaky at times so it will be hard to justify a spot for him

              2. Ooh Ah Cantona
                • 1 Year
                7 days, 18 hours ago

                For the wolves defence I'm monitoring CB Mosquera. He looked good last pre season, by was injured all of last. He'll be 4.5 and think he could be the one to replace Saiss

        • bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          7 days, 22 hours ago

          Manchester United hope to persuade Christian Eriksen to join them.

          https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/61876717

          1. Scots Gooner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            7 days, 22 hours ago

            Eriksen / De Jong / Fernandes looks a seriously unbalanced midfield on paper. Can’t see how they’ll make that work.

            Don’t understand why United aren’t after that solid CDM they’ve needed for years. Bissouma would have been ideal.

            1. bitm2007
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              7 days, 21 hours ago

              Yes, I'll probably go for Eriksen at Brentford, but not United.

            2. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              7 days, 21 hours ago

              Exactly. A surfeit of fancy-dan creatives, but still not the one they need!

        • Jordan.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          7 days, 22 hours ago

          how do i find the season ticker now

          1. bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            7 days, 21 hours ago

            Still in the FFS sidebar and members area.

            1. Jordan.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              7 days, 21 hours ago

              cheers bitm,good of you to respond,i thought everything had changed,lol

          2. Jordan.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            7 days, 21 hours ago

            no worries my grandad had put my desktop on 200% lol