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FPL new signings: Who is Arsenal midfielder Fabio Vieira?

Arsenal have completed the signing of Fabio Vieira after Porto confirmed they had struck an agreement for his transfer.

The 22-year-old, who has been likened to Bernardo Silva, laid on a league-high 14 assists last season and joins for a fee in the region of £34m including add-ons.

“I am very excited that we have identified and signed such a special talent. Fabio is a very creative player that will bring high quality and versatility to our attacking play.” – Mikel Arteta

“Fabio is a player with special qualities who is comfortable with the ball in the final third of the pitch.” – Arsenal technical director, Edu

With Mikel Arteta’s side sitting top of our Season Ticker over the first eight Gameweeks of 2022/23, we assess the Portuguese midfielder’s future appeal – or lack of it – in our latest Scout Report.


THE HISTORY

SeasonTeamDivisionAppsGoalsAssists
2021/22PortoPrimeira Liga27614
2020/21PortoPrimeira Liga1901
2020/21Porto BLiga Portugal 2421
2019/20PortoPrimeira Liga821
2019/20Porto BLiga Portugal 22373

Above: Fabio Vieira’s league appearances and attacking returns via Transfermarkt


Vieira has spent his entire career playing for Porto and has already won three trophies, including two league titles.

Coming through the club’s youth academy, he made his senior debut with Porto B in 2019/20 and went on to score seven goals in 23 appearances. Those displays earnt him a call up to the first-team squad, where he netted two goals in eight games to help Porto lift the title.

In 2020/21, Vieira made four further appearances for Porto B, scoring twice, before graduating to the first team permanently later that season.

However, it was 2021/22 when Vieira really came to life, as the midfielder registered six goals and a league-high 14 assists in 27 appearances as Porto completed the domestic double. In truth, he was in and out of the starting XI but finally became a regular after Luis Diaz’s departure to Liverpool in January, contributing to 11 goals in his final 12 league games. 

On the international stage, he has recorded 13 goals in 21 games for the Portugal under-21 side, for whom he picked up the Best Player award at the 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

PLAYING STYLE

“Fabio Vieira is special because he can see everything with his head on the ground. He is a player who provides assists and can enter the area, score in midrange and in dead-ball situations. He’s also improved in terms of pressing orientation.

But what most surprises me is the way he displays his quality when many teams use a low block on the pitch, and he can decipher what the game demands. These are the players that are worth a lot of money.” – Manuel Tulipa, the Maritimo Under-23 manager who coached Porto’s U15, U17 and U19 sides from 2017 until 2020

Vieira has played in a number of positions at Porto and is versatile enough to feature centrally or out wide on either flank.

However, he primarily operates as a second striker or a right-sided attacking midfielder, where he tends to cut in onto his stronger left foot, as his 2021/22 touch heatmap below shows.

Above: Fabio Vieira’s 2021/22 Season Heatmap, via Sofa Score


His ability to thread well-weighted passes to runners in behind the defensive line is apparent in this YouTube highlights reel, as is his growing reputation for being something of a set-piece specialist.

It’s also worth noting that he isn’t afraid to take on a shot from distance, with 29 of his 46 goal attempts in 2021/22 arriving outside the penalty box.

NameMins per goalMins per shotMins per shot in the boxMins per shot on targetMins per chance created
Saka272.830.941.796.844
Odegaard401.653133.9133.937
Smith Rowe197.149.365.785.766
Martinelli316.536.543.2118.756
Nketiah180.431.14169.469
Vieira221.528.978.2102.239

* League only


While it’s worth adding a ‘Primeira Liga’ levy on Vieira’s underlying numbers, he does come out well when comparing his minutes per goal, shot and chance created stats against his new team-mates.

However, as we touched on above, many of his efforts arrive outside of the box, which in turn affects his ability to consistently hit the target.

WHERE VIEIRA FITS IN AT ARSENAL AND IS HE WORTH BUYING IN FPL?

Due to his versatility, Arsenal will be able to use Vieira in a number of ways, but it will be interesting to see how Arteta plans to accommodate his new signing and Martin Odegaard in the same XI, given that they both traditionally thrive in very similar areas of the pitch.

Above: Martin Odegaard’s 2021/22 Touch Heatmap

Arteta told Sky Sports back in 2020 about the need for more creativity in his squad, and Vieira’s addition appears to be adding strength in depth as Arsenal return to the Europa League next term.

Look at the players that we had in the past at this club in those positions. You go back to Cazorla, to Rosicky, to Arshavin when he played there, to Ramsey when he played there, to Mkhitaryan when he came in. Even Jack Wilshere used to play in those pockets all the time.

That is a lot of players who are now not here. We have to renew that cycle. They are a big part of what any squad needs.” – Mikel Arteta

The introduction of five substitutions in 2022/23 also means squad players are far more likely to play a more significant role, while adding another creative player to the ranks could benefit Bukayo Saka, who was heavily relied upon last season and appeared in all 38 Premier League matches.

Obviously, at this point, it’s a bit speculative but it does have the potential to cause Fantasy bosses a few headaches, with Vieira, Odegaard, Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and Emile Smith Rowe competing for three positions behind the forward in a 4-2-3-1/4-3-3 shape.

Due to that uncertainty around Arsenal’s set-up, a ‘wait and see’ approach is best advised for Vieira, especially given that the more secure Saka is available for those managers looking to tap into the Gunners’ excellent opening fixtures – albeit at a higher cost.

However, a total of 20 goal contributions across the 2021/22 campaign really does show the quality Vieira has in the final third, and he may well be someone we can target in the midfield category further down the line. And by that point, he may also have had a price drop or two – further enhancing his credentials.


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455 Comments Post a Comment
  1. The Knights Template
    • 8 Years
    2 days, 13 hours ago

    Anyone else think Everton have a shot at challenging for the title this year?

    1. Bavarian
      • 4 Years
      2 days, 13 hours ago

      What?

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        2 days, 13 hours ago

        Well they have Iwobi.

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          2 days, 12 hours ago

          Exactly what I was thinking

        2. Bavarian
          • 4 Years
          2 days, 12 hours ago

          forgot about him, it's a YES from me

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

      Yes though they are miles off.

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        2 days, 13 hours ago

        500 miles as The Proclaimers used to say.

    3. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      Only if they sell DCL & Richarlison & make Rondon 1st choice

    4. notlob legin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      Surely Leeds will give them a run for their money with Ayling and Geldhart???

    5. Tomerick
      • 7 Years
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      Top 20 team

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

        To be fair, they're currently joint first.

    6. WHUFCSmith23
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      As much chance as Tottenham

    7. Spoox777
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      Only if at the end of the season, they turned the league upside down

  2. DavidBW
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 days, 13 hours ago

    Anyone else think that Sheffield United have a chance of winning the premier league this season?

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

      Yeah 100%

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

      Yes though they’re miles off but it’s going to be a unique season

    3. Bavarian
      • 4 Years
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      Tight between them and Forest

    4. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 days, 10 hours ago

      who else could it be?

  3. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    2 days, 12 hours ago

    Anyone think PSG have a chance of winning the Premier league this season?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      It will come down to the final few weeks and depends how River Plate manage their injuries.

  4. Black Knights
    • 10 Years
    2 days, 12 hours ago

    Anyone else think that 'You're Hired' has a chance of winning the 15:15 at Salisbury this afternoon? 33/1 outsider but unique weather conditions out there today.

    1. PaddyPyne
      • 7 Years
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      Windseeker mate!

    2. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
      • 7 Years
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      Only if the others tread in some novichok

    3. Oscar Slater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      big, lengthy gelding: useful handicapper: won at Bath and Chelmsford (twice) in 2021: 20/1, not discredited when 6½ lengths fifth of 6 to Moktasaab at Goodwood last time, not clear run briefly 2f out: effective at 1m to 1½m: acts on polytrack, firm and soft going: has worn headgear.

  5. Tomerick
    • 7 Years
    2 days, 12 hours ago

    Anyone think Derby County have a chance of winning the Premier League this season?

    1. Bavarian
      • 4 Years
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      Bored?

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      3 horse race between them, PSG and River Plate

  6. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    2 days, 12 hours ago

    What did Baines on toast start, let's not have any more stupid top of the page posts anymore, thanks

    1. Black Knights
      • 10 Years
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      Bring back Play Up Pompey!

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        2 days, 12 hours ago

        Up the Arse

      2. Black Knights
        • 10 Years
        2 days, 12 hours ago

        Don't need many more and this page will be finished as quickly as it started. Fastest moving page since GW38.

    2. Bavarian
      • 4 Years
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      agree

    3. Drumandbaines123
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      This is what happens when we don't get any prices...

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        2 days, 12 hours ago

        Haha everyone starts losing their minds lol

    4. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      Very pleased with the impact of this post 😀

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        2 days, 12 hours ago

        But you actually believe you wrote lol

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          2 days, 12 hours ago

          What*

        2. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 days, 12 hours ago

          Do I believe they have a shot? Sure. Obviously not favourites but if anyone else is going to challenge outside of the big two it's going to be them. Based on their form since Conte came in I'm not sure it's a totally mad idea.

      2. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 days, 11 hours ago

        Don't really get the reactions to the post, it's not really something totally impossible to think Spurs could compete for the title given Conte's record in domestic league. It crossed my mind couple of times, but on the second thought Liverpool and City are in a league of their own.
        It's a bit pointless imho for some users to kill a discussion like this when not so many people post here this time of the year...

    5. Monty the Magpie
      • 4 Years
      2 days, 10 hours ago

      Like your posts are FPL gold.

  7. Bavarian
    • 4 Years
    2 days, 12 hours ago

    Mane (C) anyone?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      Yes I will be playing the Bundesliga fantasy this season

  8. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 days, 12 hours ago

    We need this thing to start ASAP...

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 10 Years
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      I'm quite enjoying the tranquillity pre-RMT frenzy.

      Which, naturally, I will partake in.

  9. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    2 days, 12 hours ago

    That Spurs team is so good Son, Kane and erm yeah

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

    Bit of fun, who do you think will (a) be the surprise player and (b) be the relative flop, in terms of points this season. The more controversial the better!

    I’ll start you off

    (A) Nketiah
    (B) Maddison or Saka

    1. SweepaKeepa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      A. Roca
      B. Haaland (expectation so high there’s no room for over-delivery, only perfection or disappointment).

    2. Toniothemain
        2 days, 11 hours ago

        (A) Ronaldo

        (B) Diaz

        1. CAVEAT KING
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 days, 11 hours ago

          Maybe this

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

          Agree with the Diaz shout

      • Red Red Robins
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 days, 11 hours ago

        A- Sancho
        B - Vieira

        1. mox81
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 days, 6 hours ago

          Sancho could be a good shout if ETH gets the team playing. Don't think Vieira will be getting enough mins to be an option

          1. Red Red Robins
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 days, 4 hours ago

            Yeah agree on both points, Sancho is a good price worth a punt, but Arsenals midfield is a bit bloated

      • Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
        • 5 Years
        2 days, 11 hours ago

        A. Vardy
        B. Haaland

        1. Red Red Robins
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 days, 11 hours ago

          Good choice with Vardy, if he can play a full season anyway

      • The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 days, 11 hours ago

        A) that Ketchup lass? Bella?
        B) whoever Chelsea buy at the last minute after missing out on Sterling

      • RedRo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        (A) Nunez
        (B) De Jong

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

          De jong will defo not be a fpl option imo

    3. Spoox777
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      Does anyone think Palace will finish in the top half this season?

      Gonna have £20 on them to finish 9th ... am i wasting my money?

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

        They won't go higher than 10th so a risky one.

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

          I can see them coming 11th

        2. Spoox777
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 days, 12 hours ago

          We've never had a top half finish but the team has improved since Hodgson was in charge.
          I guess it depends how well teams like Leicester & Wolves do this season? maybe even Newcastle?

      2. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
        • 7 Years
        2 days, 12 hours ago

        What odds?

      3. Chilli Heatwave
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 days, 12 hours ago

        I think 7-10 will be very close between Newcastle, villa, West Ham, palace. With palace getting 10th.
        Think Leicester and wolves will drop off this year a little again.

      4. Black Knights
        • 10 Years
        2 days, 12 hours ago

        Think it'll be a struggle tbh. For all the Vieira fanfare last year, they still didn't break top 10. Gallagher gone, the usual top 6, Newcastle stronger, plus Leicester won't have Europe and Villa will be stronger.

      5. SweepaKeepa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 days, 12 hours ago

        Wait until they have one point after four weeks and the odds will be higher, but the probability similar.

      6. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 days, 12 hours ago

        If I supported a PL club I'd rather put money on them going down. Little consolation prize if they do!

      7. Santi MMT
        • 8 Years
        2 days, 11 hours ago

        Need to replace Gallagher with a quality mid or u will struggle imo

      8. pingissimus
        • 3 Years
        2 days, 10 hours ago

        9th seems rather specific 😉

        Gloomily I suspect regression this time. Can see Eze being an upgrade on Gallagher but we had amazing luck with injuries last time out - best record in the division as opposed to the equal worst the season before. It is still an extremely thin squad and the core is still Hodgson era - for all the fanfare the only changes to the starting eleven were the CBs and Gallagher.

        1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
          • 7 Years
          2 days, 8 hours ago

          Depends on the odds innit. If he's got 10/1 he's done well, but if he's just bet with his mate he's made a horrific wager.

      9. RedLightning
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        They'd need to finish above two of Villa, Leeds, Leicester, Newcastle and West Ham as well as eight others.

    4. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      https://mobile.twitter.com/FabrizioRomano/status/1539609503955668994

      Fear not ManUtd fans, your club is finally ready to properly enter the transfer market

      ... for Bachmann

      1. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 days, 11 hours ago

        Well that changes everything. Now the question we should really be asking ourselves is, do United have a shot at the title this year?

      2. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 4 Years
        2 days, 11 hours ago

        No one knows what it's like
        To be the Bachmann
        To be the sad man
        Behind blue eyes

      3. Darwin von Humboldt
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 days, 11 hours ago

        I prefer Beethoven, man.

    5. Darwin von Humboldt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      I suppose I could get working on a team name. Get Defoe Kuyt isn't gonna cut it in 2022.

      1. CONNERS
        • 3 Years
        2 days, 11 hours ago

        If you use 'Norfolk N Chance' or 'Cancelo Culture' you deserve a lifetime ban from the site.

        1. Darwin von Humboldt
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 days, 10 hours ago

          Never! Only use ones I think of myself (even if they're a bit poo).

      2. CONNERS
        • 3 Years
        2 days, 10 hours ago

        To be fair, Get Defoe Kuyt isn't one I've seen before. It's quite a good un.

      3. Chilli Heatwave
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 days, 7 hours ago

        Stick

    6. FPLGOOD
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      The most balanced I have been able to come with.

      Raya (Sanchez)
      Vvd, Chilwell, Trippier, Tierney, Perisic
      Salah, Saka, Sancho, Maddison (Caicedo)
      Haaland (Gelhardt, Greenwood)

      With a plan to play around those three mids. Sancho/Maddison could become Kulu, Mount, Bowen, Coutinho etc... Saka only sure one on this LiveFPL draft for Gw1.

      Though I believe this one would go over in the officialFPL. Still like the structure.

      1. Red Red Robins
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 days, 11 hours ago

        Really like that except Madds - guy always trolls me hard

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

          I owned Maddison 3 GWs last season & got 46pts from him

          1. Red Red Robins
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 days, 10 hours ago

            Nicely played haha

            1. FPLGOOD
              • 2 Years
              2 days, 10 hours ago

              Really love Madds but true he can be annoying in fpl! Between him and Kulu for gw1 unless I go with Coutinho... But those mids could really be anyone from many good options like said 🙂

              1. Red Red Robins
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 days, 10 hours ago

                Hard price bracket tbh, if had to choose id go Bowen but can see him being more than Madds.
                Kulu a good one im trying to fit it, too many around that price

                Mount if Chelsea get a good striker too

                1. FPLGOOD
                  • 2 Years
                  2 days, 10 hours ago

                  I like that mid-priced midd bracket this year as its easy to switch. By going for one 6.5 you can occasionally target even a Diaz or Mahrez etc.

                  Bowen not for gw1, but would love for gw2.. Though would make it lovely to own him and no city defence and then him to brace on that city cleansheet 🙂

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

        Sancho is one to monitor tbh & will a Chilwell be rotated to start with as they have Alonso & Emerson as well now?

        1. FPLGOOD
          • 2 Years
          2 days, 10 hours ago

          I think he'll be pretty nailed but with Tuchel you cant be sure... I guess all City, Spurs and Chelsea defenders will have a decent rotation risk every now and then.

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

        Heh, I see you've nicked my front 3 formula 😉

        I like the draft actually, although not the Sancho/Maddison part, albeit you've got the right price-points (probably). Your alternatives appeal though.

      4. JRD
        • 5 Years
        2 days, 10 hours ago

        tierney... never again

      5. Shattered Dreams
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 days, 10 hours ago

        I don't like 5-4-1 due to have two non-players or bit part players both valued at 4.5, costing an extra 1.0 over two 4.0 defenders, both of whom could end up as starters. I think the game pushes me towards 3-4-3 the beginning because I don't want to pay 4.5 for that non-playing guy up top.

      6. Athletic Nasherbo
        • 5 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        I’m not fully sure of your interpretation and use of ‘balanced’, but for me personally, a team with 1 striker is unbalanced, completely. It will always require two moves, if not more if you want another striker that isn’t Haaland. If you commit to this until the wildcard you’re fine, but this will take some resolve, Atleast I imagine.

        1. FPLGOOD
          • 2 Years
          2 days, 9 hours ago

          Well, like said, it's the most balanced that I have come up with - probably should add also that what I'm also comfortable with 🙂 all my drafts with 2 forwards include Haaland with Kane/Ronaldo/Jesus. And those I'm not happy with it for different reasons.

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

            It's strong at the back, strong in the middle and strong up top - in that sense it's balanced.
            It is however, a risk. It's heavily dependent on Haaland (although if he gets injured or flops a transfer to Kane or any other in-form striker solves that). It also leaves you vulnerable to rest/rotation as there's every chance none of your subs take the field for even a one-point cameo.

            I should know - I've thought this through since my draft is very similar.

            1. FPLGOOD
              • 2 Years
              2 days, 8 hours ago

              Agree with everything!

              Read one of your posts about those two Leeds forwards and expactation that either one of those get to field most of the gameweeks. It stuck to my mind since I had the same reasoning myself 🙂 Just worried I wont get those two for 9m (actually pretty sure...).

              I'm also hoping that either Caicedo, Dewsbury-Hall or both would come in at 4.5m. If both come at 4.5m then I'm pretty sure I will get both and actually play them in rotation since they rotate very nicely. Would save a lot of funds to actually be able to field a 4.5m midfielder for 3-3.5points average.

              1. FPLGOOD
                • 2 Years
                2 days, 8 hours ago

                Would afford me to upgrade Trippier to eg. Trent/Robbo since I just cant see myself holding on to Trippier for GW3-5. But Tierney>Trippier for GW6 would work nicely.

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

        Like it. I’ve gone for roughly the same price points, not sure on sancho pick imo but could surprise

      8. bso
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 days, 5 hours ago

        Sancho a waste of your money.

    7. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 days, 10 hours ago

      If you clicked on the comment in your profile it used to bring you that comment, now it gets you to the last page of the article and you need to search for that comment manually. I think it needs fixing since it was something very useful if you wanted to check if someone replied to you later.

      1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
        • 7 Years
        2 days, 10 hours ago

        It's one of a few botched things. Apparently some people have had incorrect auto-generated Twitter links also (which is very poor form) and there are membership renewal dates for some non-members. FFS need to reverse the update and try again, or at least let everyone know what is going on.

        1. Shattered Dreams
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 days, 10 hours ago

          Communication is another thing a forum would solve, 'cause you could have a sticky thread at the top with information on bugs and a proper discussion about the site you could dip in and out of.

        2. Geoff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          2 days, 8 hours ago

          Yeah, thanks Jarvish!

          We're working on fixing all the bugs I've seen reported and some that I haven't seen reported.

      2. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        2 days, 8 hours ago

        Nice one thanks for highlighting!

        I've already got that logged, we're working on fixing it.

        1. Sgt Frank Drebin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 days, 7 hours ago

          Cheers

        2. zeslinguer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 days, 6 hours ago

          Any chance you can get the ‘favourite team’ part of the bio to appear next to the username in the comments? Maybe just the team crest? Would be an amazing update!

          1. Geoff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 9 Years
            2 days, 6 hours ago

            Yeah that's definitely doable!

            Bug fixes first though, then I can look at adding that 🙂

            1. zeslinguer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 days, 6 hours ago

              Legend! New bio is amazing btw

              1. Geoff
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 9 Years
                2 days, 6 hours ago

                Thanks mate! Glad you're enjoying them!

                1. POTATO
                  • 1 Year
                  2 days, 4 hours ago

                  Thanks Geoff. Further notes on the Profile pages:

                  ABOUT YOU
                  "FPL Playing Style" - once a style is selected there is no option to opt out of having a playing style and leaving this field blank.

                  PROFILE INFORMATION
                  "Email Address
                  This will be displayed when you post on the site."
                  I flagged this text last week but the 'not' is still missing.

    8. Trent Robbo 66✅
      • 10 Years
      2 days, 10 hours ago

      Would you rate Villa or Newcastle defence higher next season?

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        Yes

        1. Trent Robbo 66✅
          • 10 Years
          2 days, 9 hours ago

          which one ?

      2. RedRo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        Newcastle

      3. Chilli Heatwave
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 days, 7 hours ago

        In my mind in fpl that’s comparing cash and trippier, I’d rather cash

      4. zeslinguer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 days, 7 hours ago

        Hard to say really, Villa have signed a new CB and CDM and Newcastle will definitely sign a CB and very likely a CDM as well as Pope, so impossible to say at this point

        1. zeslinguer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 days, 7 hours ago

          Also first full summer for both coaches with their squads

    9. Trent Robbo 66✅
      • 10 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Thought on Mahrez?
      no WC + Jesus, Sterling leaving (potential Bilva, all 3 players that played on the right flank last season)

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        Nothing changes, he's good in spells -the problem is guessing when these spells will occur.

      2. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        I'm not really convinced he'll be a consistent starter even with both Torres and Jesus gone. A lot of people expected he would last season and instead both Torres and Bernardo played there a fair bit, and when Torres was playing at CF and Bernardo went back to midfield, Pep played Jesus at RW too. The Athletic say that Foden wants to play on the right and also that City expect Palmer to get a fair few minutes there this season so I don't think it's worth the risk even with the departures

      3. zeslinguer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 days, 7 hours ago

        Maybe at some point but I like nailed players at the start personally

    10. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Start with Robertson or Saka?

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        Both

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

          Can't. I'll have Trent, Cancelo, Kulusevski already in that range and only 1 more spot left.

          1. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 days, 9 hours ago

            If you have Trent then go Saka.

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

              Cool thanks

            2. el polako
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 days, 9 hours ago

              You know your team will change daily, so don't overthink it 2 months before 1st kick off.

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

                Haha true

              2. Dr. Rog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                2 days, 9 hours ago

                this - just log in 1 week before once the group think has done its work

    11. RedRo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Celtic linked with Billy Gilmour
      Real Madrid linked with Sterling
      Molly Mae Hague and Tommy Fury kicked out Dubai beach club

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

        National Turkey crisis forecasted at Christmas

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

          I’ll stock up on them now just in case

    12. Tomerick
      • 7 Years
      2 days, 8 hours ago

      I’ll definitely be looking at Gabriel’s price come the start of the season. Went under the radar a bit last season I reckon. 5 goals, 13 clean sheets.

      1. schlupptheweek
        • 7 Years
        2 days, 8 hours ago

        Almost certainly 5.5M given his performance last year which I think would be fine as a differential for Arsenal's good run. Havertz will be another overlooked option depending on Lukaku's replacement. As a 8.0M striker he would be good for the start considering his scoring output is improving and getting closer to his Bayer Leverkusen 2018-2020 rate. People forget he's only 23 and has adapted to the PL.

        1. Tomerick
          • 7 Years
          2 days, 8 hours ago

          Yes I agree. 5.5 would be worth considering. Havertz could be a good differential yes especially in a team that’s not bothered about a premium striker. I think he’s probably a bit expensive for any team wanting Haaland/Kane and Salah/Son/KDB. I see a lot more 4-5-1s than 4-4-2s or 3-4-3s this season

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

          How nailed is Havertz

      2. Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 days, 8 hours ago

        Tierney on radar?

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

          Almost forgot about him, how’s the competition looking for him?

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

          I’d prefer Gabriel tbh. I feel like Tierney constantly flatters to deceive.

      3. Chilli Heatwave
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 days, 8 hours ago

        On my radar, banker at 5.0 and still likely at 5.5 for the opening run

    13. Silecro
      • 4 Years
      2 days, 7 hours ago

      Good day. How do you rate this fpl live team? If prices are right, i would maybe consider going with this into season

      Raya
      Robbo, Cancelo, Chilwell, Jonny
      Diaz, Saka, Bruno G
      Haaland, Kane, Johnson

      4.0, Henry, 4.5, 4.5

      1. Tomerick
        • 7 Years
        2 days, 7 hours ago

        Looks like an early wildcard

    14. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 5 Years
      2 days, 7 hours ago

      Some guy was tweeting earlier saying his Uncle works with fpl.
      Game supposedly launches on Thursday and some notable prices he said were:

      Trent 8.0
      Cancelo 7.5
      Robertson 7.5
      Haaland 12.5
      Salah 13.0
      Son 12.0
      KdB 12.0
      Dias 9.0
      Kane 11.5
      Ronaldo 11.5
      Maddison 7.0
      Dias 6.5
      Allison 6.0
      Ederson 6.0
      Lloris 5.5
      Mendy 5.5

      Might be rubbish ofc

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

        We going to need some underpriced gems at Villa, Brighton, Brentford big time to have any chance of getting a handful of premiums

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

          Mings at 4.5 would be great, beyond that I don’t hold any hope

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

        The game can't launch tomorrow

      3. SpeedyPro
        • 12 Years
        2 days, 7 hours ago

        Prices look possible but it's 99% likely to be nonsense

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

        Prices might be fine as they're all people whose positions in their team are solid but not sure if they would do a launch without teasing the prices for a bit

      5. zeslinguer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 days, 7 hours ago

        Probably about as true as the fixture leaks. They all look too expensive. It has to be cheap enough for casuals to own a couple of their favourite players

      6. Tomerick
        • 7 Years
        2 days, 7 hours ago

        Kane is massively underpriced by comparison if true.

      7. SAKA AND EMILE SMITH ROWE
        • 5 Years
        2 days, 7 hours ago

        Can’t see Maddison remaining at 7.0m, I had predicted 8.0m based on his end of season form

    15. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 7 hours ago

      Just launch the f***ing game already!

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

        Yes Mr. Potato I'm on it

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

        Heat is getting to people

    16. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      2 days, 7 hours ago

      Just swinging by to announce that the 'Sadio Sané' prophecy is now complete...Mané joins Sané at Bayern Munich, what a guy

      I've been lurking most of the season (since I vowed not to post after the false covid rumours in GW8), so cheers for the content everyone - hope you're all having a good break!

      1. Lindelol
        • 3 Years
        2 days, 7 hours ago

        Sadio Sane is finally complete. Now I want Sane Mane Kane

        1. Lindelol
          • 3 Years
          2 days, 7 hours ago

          once they they won player of the month in that order

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

        Welcome back, it’s not too late to get out

      3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 days, 6 hours ago

        KDB's next destination is pretty obvious

    17. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      2 days, 7 hours ago

      Trent Cancelo will be pricey this season ofcourse - would you still see them as season keepers??

      1. Tomerick
        • 7 Years
        2 days, 7 hours ago

        If there’s a notable difference between TAA and Robbo, I think it’s Robbo’s season for me.

        1. Lindelol
          • 3 Years
          2 days, 7 hours ago

          If the difference is just 0.5 i would go with TAA

          1. Tomerick
            • 7 Years
            2 days, 6 hours ago

            Based on end of season form plus Trent potentially seeing a lot more game time over the World Cup, I reckon Robbo is the way to go

            1. Chilli Heatwave
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 days, 6 hours ago

              Not concerned about Tsikmas?

              1. Tomerick
                • 7 Years
                2 days, 6 hours ago

                Not really no. Both Trent and Robbo had moments when they rotated but they’re both largely nailed barring injury.

                1. Chilli Heatwave
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 days, 6 hours ago

                  Fair enough, I think Tsikmas will get more minutes this season but we shall see! Defo think Robertson should be fine to start with

    18. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 days, 6 hours ago

      This Viera guy looks like he is wearing a fake beard as a disguise.

    19. Ninjaa
      • 11 Years
      2 days, 6 hours ago

      Surely United gotta sign someone soon. Worst season in the premier league followed by worst ever transfer window. ETH could be gone by Christmas

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 days, 5 hours ago

        Bachmann and Erikson are rumoured to be on the way, neither are going to break the bank but that's hardily surprising given the financial fair play rules.

    20. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 days, 6 hours ago

      Vieira is actually a Dalmatian taxi driver.

      Anyway, Ryan Fredericks to the Cherries. Might be a great budget enabler.

    21. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 6 hours ago

      My aunties cat works for fpl and apparently salah is 13.0 and the game will be launched on Saturday

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 5 Years
        2 days, 6 hours ago

        Lol - in all fairness there will be people out there who do indeed work with/for them and know the prices and release schedule.
        It’s surprising there isn’t actual leaks

      2. Chilli Heatwave
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 days, 6 hours ago

        Cat and a potato, how’s the rest of the family tree?

    22. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 5 Years
      2 days, 5 hours ago

      Am I right in saying that the game reopened last season on the same day of the first price reveals?

      Wondering if they’ll do something similar this year and just go live with no leaks, makes sense really.

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

        I think so

      2. TheBiffas
        • 1 Year
        2 days, 5 hours ago

        Doesn't the game take at least a day to update before it relaunches?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 5 Years
          2 days, 2 hours ago

          Might be on a new server or summat, then just switch them once ready

      3. zeslinguer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 days, 5 hours ago

        No like a week later. Why would they reveal prices if the game was out?

        1. Zim0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 days, 4 hours ago

          No they opened on the same day. Reveals in the morning and then opened in the afternoon.

      4. RedRo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 days, 4 hours ago

        They opened same day. No guarantees they even bother with reveals