Transfers

FPL transfers: The latest new Premier League signings assessed

Our latest Fantasy Premier League (FPL) transfer round-up looks at some more moves from the last fortnight.

The most significant players will be the subject of their own dedicated Scout Report but all the others will feature in regular round-ups over pre-season, continuing with this one.

You’ll find all the major deals on our dedicated Transfers page, while you can get a club-by-club guide to the key moves via our comprehensive Pre-Season tab.

Our sister website, Fantasy Football Community, also has a daily round-up of the latest transfer rumours.

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You can find more articles on the likes of Erling Haaland and Ivan Perisic in our Scout Reports section.

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Julio Enciso (Libertad Asuncion to Brighton and Hove Albion, undisclosed)

The only striker featured in this piece is Julio Enciso, the teenage Paraguay international dubbed the next Roque Santa Cruz.

A quality forward is one of the few missing pieces in the Brighton jigsaw (apologies to Neal Maupay), with the Seagulls in the bottom four for shot-to-goal conversion rate in each of the last three seasons.

Whether Enciso is that man in the short term is doubtful, as Albion have a recent history of loaning out young South American imports (Alexis Mac Allister, Moises Caicedo) before they are introduced to the Premier League. That indeed seemed to be the suggestion from Brighton CEO Paul Barber in a recent Q&A with Albion fans.

“He’s a young guy who is moving away from his home country for the first time, so we will help him to adapt to new surroundings and settle here in Brighton and Hove.” – Graham Potter

Playing mostly as a second striker for Libertad Asuncion in his native Paraguay but able to operate on the flanks too, Enciso scored 12 goals in 14 starts in the 2022 season and banked a further three assists.

Nayef Aguerd (Rennes to West Ham United, £30m)

Aaron Cresswell and Vladimir Coufal have offered decent attacking threat and returns over the last two FPL seasons but that sometimes hasn’t been backed up with clean sheets at the other end.

Only four teams kept fewer shut-outs than West Ham (eight) in 2021/22, indeed.

New centre-back Nayef Aguerd might be the man to help improve the Hammers’ fortunes at the back, having joined from Rennes for £30m.

The left-footed stopper was part of a Rennes side that had the third-best defensive record in Ligue 1 over the two seasons he was at the French club.

Pacey and comfortable in possession, he was also second among defenders for aerial duels won in the French top flight in 2021/22.

That ability in the air also comes in handy at the other end and he has scored nine goals in 91 league appearances for Rennes and former club Dijon.

Aguerd averaged a goal attempt every 109 minutes last season, almost exactly the same as what the aerially strong Craig Dawson (111) managed.

View more attacking stats from FPL defenders here.

“I think he is a great signing. First, because he is a left-footer but he is not just a left foot – he has a really sweet left foot. He has that technical ability that is quite rare and then he is just tall and quick and reads the game well.

“He is also a threat on set pieces as he has scored goals this season offensively. We know how good West Ham are at set pieces so he will be another weapon in that armour on top of all of the others they already have.” – French football journalist Julien Laurens

Calvin Ramsay (Aberdeen to Liverpool, undisclosed)

The fresh-faced Sarah Solemani lookalike arrives at Anfield to give Trent Alexander-Arnold specialist back-up at right-back, something he hasn’t really had for some time given that occasional understudies James Milner and Joe Gomez have more commonly been used in central midfield and at centre-half respectively.

Still only 18 years old, Calvin Ramsay was snapped up by Liverpool after his breakthrough season at Aberdeen.

One goal and five assists arrived in 24 league appearances for the struggling Dons and it was the set-piece-taking Ramsay’s creativity that stood out.

The teenage right-back created an opportunity every 39 minutes in the Scottish Premiership in 2021/22, a figure not far short of what Alexander-Arnold (32) was delivering south of the border.

From the prolific chance creation to corner-taking, there are obvious parallels to be drawn with FPL’s most expensive defender.

“It must be surreal for Calvin right now, because Trent Alexander-Arnold is a big influence on him and the way he plays the game has been modelled on him. If you’re 17 years old and you come into a team and are immediately put on set-piece duties, then you must be good to elbow senior pros out of that equation. He is a serious weapon in that respect and that’s one of the reasons I’m confident he’ll do well at Liverpool.” –  Liam McLeod, BBC Scotland’s senior football commentator

Expect cup appearances and the occasional cameo off the bench at first as he beds in on Merseyside.

Yves Bissouma (Brighton and Hove Albion to Tottenham Hotspur, £25m)
Budget FPL players Duffy and Bissouma 1

A semi-popular bench fodder option during his time at Brighton, Yves Bissouma will again be listed at £4.5m or £5.0m in 2021/22.

Just three goals and two assists have arrived during his four years on the south coast, with 27 yellow cards and one dismissal wiping out any points accrued from attacking returns.

Reliable appearance points have been his main selling point as a £4.5m asset but he’ll now be competing with Rodrigo Bentancur, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Oliver Skipp for two spots in the Spurs midfield, so it remains to be seen if he’s immediately installed as a first-choice pick by Antonio Conte as is expected.

Bissouma could still play a significant role in FPL, however. The Athletic, for instance, suggest that Bentancur could be unleashed more if and when Bissouma plays alongside him, with a deeper role not really suiting the former.

But of more interest to Fantasy managers will be how much more solid Bissouma makes the Spurs backline, which was already performing well under Conte with 13 clean sheets in 28 matches.

Yves Bissouma in 2021/22 (rank v other midfielders with 10+ appearances)
Clearances, blocks and interceptions (CBIs, per 90 mins)4.25 (4th)
Tackle success rate82.6% (2nd)

Only Albert Sambi Lokonga had a better tackle success rate than Bissouma, while Wilfred Ndidi was one of the three midfielders to improve on Bissouma’s frequency of CBIs.

Bissouma’s rate of CBIs is perhaps all the more impressive given that Brighton had the fourth-best possession rate in the division, so had less off-the-ball work to do.

View more stats on FPL midfielders here.

Marc Roca (Bayern Munich to Leeds United, £10m)

The signing of Marc Roca from Bayern Munich could turn out to be quite the coup for Leeds United but even if the Spaniard does rediscover the form that saw him attract suitors while at Espanyol, he’s not going to be a big FPL asset.

A deep-lying midfielder described as a “Rodri-Busquets hybrid”, he’ll be used as a number six by Jesse Marsch either alongside Kalvin Phillips or instead of him if the England international moves on to pastures new.

Only three goals and four assists have arrived in 118 top-flight appearances in Spain and Germany, while there’ll be question marks over how quickly he can adapt to the physical demands of Leeds’ play having barely featured for Bayern Munich over the last two years.

Marquinhos (Sao Paolo to Arsenal, undisclosed)

A “player for the future” was how Arsenal’s technical director Edu described Marquinhos upon the teenager’s capture by the Gunners in June, so he’s unlikely to be troubling our FPL squads any time soon.

Preferring to operate on the right wing (where Bukayo Saka was typically stationed in the second half of 2021/22) but versatile enough to operate across the frontline, the 19-year-old attacker scored four goals and set up three others in 44 appearances for Sao Paulo in all competitions.

He’s been mostly peripheral under current head coach Rodrigo Ceni in Brazil, however, barely making the starting XI in 2022.

“He’s a Gabriel Martinelli, one for the future. They are not going to have to a pay a great deal for him.

“He announced himself late last year, about a year ago, he started in the Copa Libertadores away in Argentina against Racing, and he was magnificent. He reminded me a little bit of Douglas Costa, previously of Bayern Munich and Juventus. Squat little figure, left-footed, can play across the attacking line, looks very, very talented indeed.

“After that, he had some injuries, and the team wasn’t doing very well. Hernan Crespo, the former Chelsea player, lost his job at Sao Paulo, so he [Marquinhos] has since been a bit-part player for them.

“So Arsenal are buying this one, much more on promise, than reality. He is not a player that is going to solve Arsenal’s problems immediately, but for the long-term.” – Tim Vickery, South American football journalist

Armel Bella-Kotchap (Bochum to Southampton, £8.6m)

Ralph Hasenhuttl has solved his Kotchap problem with the capture of a young centre-back from Germany.

Armel Bella-Kotchap is a 20-year-old stopper who arrives from Bochum, where he made 66 appearances over the last four seasons. Only one of those campaigns was in the German top flight.

Saints defenders aren’t likely to be top of the shopping list given that they are near the bottom of our Season Ticker for the fixture difficulty in the opening month of 2021/22 and had the joint-worst defensive record in the Premier League in the final 11 Gameweeks of the season.

Bella-Kotchap doesn’t seem likely to compensate with many goals at the other end, either, having scored just once in his career. An average of a shot every 213 minutes or so across his time at Bochum underscores that lack of threat.

Ryan Fredericks (West Ham United to Bournemouth, free)

Bournemouth have begun their round of summer recruitment with the capture of Ryan Fredericks, who was released by West Ham at the end of the season.

Predominantly a right-back, he’ll provide competition for Adam Smith as the Cherries make their return to the top flight. He’ll also be reunited with Scott Parker, who he played under previously at Fulham.


READ MORE: Bournemouth’s defence assessed ahead of FPL return in 2022/23


Fredericks registered only two goals and four assists across his four seasons with the Hammers, although game-time was increasingly hard to come by.


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155 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Drumandbaines123
    • 1 Year
    1 day, 7 hours ago

    Areola apparently on the verge of signing permanently for West Ham and if so looks like he could be taking over as first choice from Fabianski. Settled in last season playing cup competitions but now ready to step up. Could be a decent pick but maybe not straight away given the risk of him not starting and the first fixture. One to keep an eye on though? Especially if he comes in at 4.5m...

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

      Its a no from me

    2. 11 smelly shirts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 day, 6 hours ago

      I like, but a bit of a risk as you say already. Currently thinking of going for Raya, but depends all on when we see the real prices

    3. TheBiffas
      • 1 Year
      1 day, 6 hours ago

      Nope flappy will remain no.1

    4. RedRo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 day, 4 hours ago

      I don’t see him displacing Fabianski

    5. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      1 day, 4 hours ago

      Not straight away maybe but I can see him taking over, flappy was practically throwing it into his own net by the end of the season

    6. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      1 day, 4 hours ago

      I will happily keep an eye on Areola.

    7. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 day, 3 hours ago

      It's going to be a half million punt that ETH had a positive impact on what are on paper good players. DDG at £5.0m?

  2. SADIO SANÉ
    • 6 Years
    1 day, 5 hours ago

    those Liverpool/City/Chelsea fixtures looking juicy - TAA Robbo Cancelo James Chilwell could all come flying out of the blocks, assuming all fit

    Anyone know what the deal is with Chelsea defence/signings so far? Will James have to play RCB more this season?

    I suppose the 'problem' with Liverpool is that a combination of Jota/Diaz/Nunez+TAA could be favourable over the much more expensive Salah-TAA-Robbo combo - wouldn't surprise me if both Nunez and Diaz turn out to be viable captaincy options at a nice price

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

      Robertson will be cheaper than all of them. What are you talking about?

      1. RedRo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 day, 5 hours ago

        He’s talking about the combos. He’s saying 2 of Jota, Diaz and Nunez will be cheaper than Robbo + Salah

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

          Doesn't make sense to compare 2 players to 3. TAA Robbo will be cheaper than TAA and Jota/Diaz/Nunez. So the 3rd option would be to choose between Salah and one of those 3. Really no need to add the Defenders into this conversation when it's a Salah vs Diaz/Jota/Nunez one.

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 6 Years
            1 day, 3 hours ago

            it was basically a question of cheaper double-attack (with TAA) vs double-defence (with Salah)

            I was simply pondering whether something like Diaz-Nunez-TAA could be a better combination of Liverpool players than Salah-Robbo-TAA, with the extra money invested elsewhere

            Of course I could have asked if Diaz-Robbo-TAA could be a better combination of Liverpool players than Salah-Robbo-TAA, but I didn't (mainly because I think choosing between Nunez and Diaz will be difficult, and as a result I'd be more inclined to start with both, but that's a-whole-nother conversation)

            1. Zim0
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 day, 1 hour ago

              I suppose. But Robbo and Trent are proven players that will score a hell of a lot of points and will be cheaper than the Liverpool attackers. So personally I wouldn't risk Diaz and Nunez over them unless u think they can score at Salahs level.

      2. SADIO SANÉ
        • 6 Years
        1 day, 5 hours ago

        I was originally going to write 'standard combo' rather than 'expensive combo' but went with expensive; will Salah-TAA-Robbo not be much more expensive than say Nunez / Jota-Diaz-TAA? assumed it would be...

        I've only posted here once (yesterday) since GW8 last season, maybe this kind of response is why - immediately questioning a potentially incorrect assumption on my part, rather than having any sort of nice/polite discussion

    2. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      1 day, 4 hours ago

      Will be more nailed out of Nunez, Diaz and Jota? I mean which 2 out of these?

      1. RedRo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 day, 4 hours ago

        I’d rank them as:

        Diaz
        Nunez
        Jota

        In terms of nailedness. The latter 2 also have the threat of Firmino.

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 6 Years
          1 day, 4 hours ago

          yeah same, and keep forgetting about Firmino

          1. Lovren an elevator
            • 7 Years
            1 day, 3 hours ago

            Yep I think Firmino could be a real under radar differential, especially if his price drops a lot. What do you think he'll start at?
            I think with 5 subs, he'll come on every game to help klopp manage Jota/Diaz/Nunez's minutes. And if he's fit and on the pitch, I think he'll nick goals. I'm expecting Pool to be rampant this season, a bit like how they were the year they won, coming off the back of agonisingly missing out the year before

            1. SADIO SANÉ
              • 6 Years
              1 day, 3 hours ago

              I can't even remember what price he finished off last season as 😀 not too interested myself, but the 5 subs point is a pretty good one and something I keep forgetting about - Diaz and Nunez being hauled off for Jota and Firmino is probably going to happen pretty often...hmm

    3. RedRo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 day, 4 hours ago

      I think the Salah-Robbo combo will be about 2m more expensive. That 2m gets you someone who we already know is a viable captaincy option rather than someone who potentially could be though. Haaland would likely be my other big hitter so it would all feel a bit too risky for me to be relying on picking the right one of Haaland/Diaz/Nunez each week.

      1. RedRo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 day, 4 hours ago

        Possibly one for the 1st wildcard though!

      2. SADIO SANÉ
        • 6 Years
        1 day, 4 hours ago

        yeah that's true, and I guess nailedness is an issue with captaining those two - although wouldn't surprise if he goes Diaz-Nunez-Salah more often than not, maybe a bit harsh on Jota..

        Haaland is going to be pretty interesting, wonder if it's a given he will outscore Son/Kane early on, or if he will take a while to get going..(he does look amazing tbf) - wonder what his GW1 ownership will be compared to the Spurs two

  3. Castiel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 day, 4 hours ago

    Hola! Dull admin question alert, any idea where you can see when your membership will expire/ renew here on FFS?

    1. Darwin von Humboldt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 day, 3 hours ago

      Got to MY PROFILE, the EDIT PROFILE, and you should see it above the SAVE button at the bottom.

      1. Darwin von Humboldt
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 day, 3 hours ago

        *then EDIT PROFILE

  4. adstomko
    • 6 Years
    1 day, 4 hours ago

    Set on this at the moment.
    I'm a little concerned about not owning an 11m+ midfielder/striker, but I think Diaz could get close to Salah's total. Thoughts?
    Pope
    Trent, Van Dijk, Chilwell, Trippier
    Diaz, Kulusevski, Saka, Neto
    C.Wilson, Watkins
    Henderson, Ait-Nouri, Wissa, Awoniyi

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      1 day, 4 hours ago

      I don’t think Diaz is going to get close to Salah’s total at all.

    2. SAKA AND EMILE SMITH ROWE
      • 5 Years
      1 day, 3 hours ago

      Yeah feel you need at least x1 premium FW/MF

    3. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      1 day, 3 hours ago

      Assuming Salah doesn’t have any major injuries, Diaz is getting nowhere near him.

    4. Shattered Dreams
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 day, 2 hours ago

      GW3 wildcard written all over it.

    5. sk24
      • 4 Years
      1 day, 1 hour ago

      That team looks like it's worth 95m

    6. Tony Moon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      5 mins ago

      Real lack of good captain options in that team too.

  5. The Knights Template
    • 8 Years
    1 day, 4 hours ago

    No apology is owed to Neal Maupay, he is execrable.

    1. Chilli Heatwave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 day, 3 hours ago

      I feel like on the contrary I deserve an apology from Neil Maupay

  6. Jurgener Kop It
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 day, 4 hours ago

    I've been a red since 62 and I reckon the best 3 Liverpool players for being nailed on starters
    for the coming season will be:
    Konate VVD and Diaz.
    Since Afcon, the fight has gone out of Salah and you can see that in his stats prior and post Afcon.
    You would swear blind that they were different players. Salah will be a huge risk especially when
    he gets lifted to 13.5 to start with. The initial captaincy issue is a simple one - go with Son Kane
    or Kule.

    1. Ooh Ah Cantona
      • 1 Year
      1 day, 4 hours ago

      Is Konate likely first choice over Matip? Seems slightly harsh on Matip after his Stella season just gone

    2. Chilli Heatwave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 day, 3 hours ago

      I’d argue Matip was more important than VVD for a lot of last season so find this hard to believe, though I’m no Pool so fan so you may well know more!

      1. Moxon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 day, 2 hours ago

        Agreed. No way Matip loses his spot

    3. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      1 day, 3 hours ago

      Alisson says hi

    4. Runnerboy31
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 day, 1 hour ago

      Allison, Trent, Robbo, Fabinho, Salah are all far more nailed than Konate and Diaz.

      Nunez and Jota both far more used to playing off the left than the right when they are not through the middle.

  7. Ooh Ah Cantona
    • 1 Year
    1 day, 4 hours ago

    "Sarah Solemani" look-a-like.
    I had to Google her, but I think you've nailed it

  8. Athletic Nasherbo
    • 5 Years
    1 day, 4 hours ago

    West Ham’s fixtures are underrated both short-term, and medium term (GW 1-8).

    The difficult games:
    City (H), Spurs (H), Chelsea (a)

    West Ham have a good recent scoring against City and Spurs. Chelsea fans (myself) would say West Ham is a bogey team for us at the Bridge.

    The good fixtures:
    NFO (a), BHA (H), AVL (a), NEW (H), EVE (a) - looking at the history, there are goals in these games, particularly West Ham. Also, a newly promoted team here too.

    Bowen, Fornals, Benrahma, and Antonio could be gold, particularly as they’re flying under the radar. Clearly, and understandably, the City game has distorted our views. We all want a good gameweek score for GW 1, but West Ham could easily do well against City.

    Transfer Window:
    To be really confident I’d need to see a few good signings, and Rice to be kept. Wait and see on this front.

    1. Moxon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 day, 3 hours ago

      I will definitely be covering the 7.5m striker price point so I can jump on Antonio at certain points in the season. As for Bowen, I think it ultimately depends on what price FPL sets for him - hopefully it is not outrageous

      1. Chilli Heatwave
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 day, 3 hours ago

        What do you consider outrageous? At 8/8.5 will be between him and Saka for me!

        1. Moxon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 day, 2 hours ago

          I'm really hoping for 8m - I don't think I would pay anything above 8.5m

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

            8m I think I go for him, getting concerned on Saka rotation so may opt for odegaard as Arsenal representative

    2. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      23 hours, 31 mins ago

      Bowen was initially arguably the only player I was absolutely sure I was starting with and then I just went off of the idea after the fixtures came out. Yet I'm of the same opinion as you, they trouble the big boys a lot (they always seem to give City in particular a good game of late) and they had a very good season. Bowen in particular is a very explosive option too. It'll be a choice I'll end up making very late on I'd wager but I certainly need to give it more thought

  9. Moxon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 day, 3 hours ago

    Is anyone tempted by a 7.5m Arsenal-bound Raphinha?

    1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 day, 3 hours ago

      Tempted for sure, but Arsenal mids could be a cameo carousel. European football, a much deeper squad, Arteta being a disciple of Pep and really exploiting the 5 subs last time round as Neale's research showed... But the upside is big and it is not beyond the realms of possibility that Raph gets pens too.

      Friendlies may tell us more.

      1. Lovren an elevator
        • 7 Years
        1 day, 2 hours ago

        The 5 subs rule is appealing here, as we know Raphina won't start every game, especially if Jesus signs too. But I can see him coming off the bench for a decent time, if he doesn't start, he can change a game and nick a goal for sure

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

      He might be on Pens too if he goes

    3. Lovren an elevator
      • 7 Years
      1 day, 2 hours ago

      100% not sure he'd only be 7.5 though?!

      1. Ooh Ah Cantona
        • 1 Year
        1 day, 2 hours ago

        Raph was only 6.5 last season. I'd say he's only 7 this season.

        1. Lovren an elevator
          • 7 Years
          1 day, 2 hours ago

          Well that would be a dream. I'm guessing Saka could be like 8? Jesus 9?
          I'd take Raph

    4. noquarternt
      • 6 Years
      17 hours, 2 mins ago

      If it happens I can imagine him being in most teams.

  10. Lovren an elevator
    • 7 Years
    1 day, 3 hours ago

    I think there's a good chance Trent outscores the likes of Haaland, Nunez, Ronaldo, Diaz.
    I think Salah and Kane/Son is a step too far though.
    Thoughts? Am I mad?

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 day, 2 hours ago

      you are not mad! I think he can outscore all of them bar Haaland (if he is fit for 30+ games)

      1. Lovren an elevator
        • 7 Years
        1 day, 2 hours ago

        Well this is a big IF he stays fit. I guess he could be over his niggles, but I still think Haaland takes a little bit of time to settle in. All Peps signings do. I imagine next season he'll be the new Aguero. And talking of new Aguero, I think Alvarez could play alongside Haaland and also cover for inevitable knocks

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 day, 2 hours ago

          Imagine that goal machine player under Pep! When/If he gets injured you just transfer him out tho! That's part of why we have one FT each GW!

          1. Lovren an elevator
            • 7 Years
            1 day, 2 hours ago

            Yeah ofcourse, I'm analysing more as a consistent performer/starter. Ofcourse you take him and just get rid when/if it all goes wrong. I actually think I need to start with him, incase he starts strong and then I can't afford him!

            1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 day, 2 hours ago

              I'm thinking to start with him as a perma cap until he eventually gets injured/fixture swing.
              that being said - imo Trent could outscore him over the season for sure. Mostly based on injuries + Pep roulette.

    2. Milkman Bruno
      • 1 Year
      1 day, 2 hours ago

      I wonder how many of Trent’s assists in recent years have been to Manè? Guess it depends on how Salah, Jota, Dias and Nuno perform also.

      1. Lovren an elevator
        • 7 Years
        1 day, 2 hours ago

        My understanding was that Robbo was the one who linked up well with Mané. Trent linked up well with everyone. Might be wrong though. I think Nunez is good news for Trent and Robbo though

  11. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 day, 3 hours ago

    playing around with LiveFPL's price predictions.
    this is the my latest draft (5-4-1) with a 'backup' striker for the Norwegian. Thoughts on this?

    Raya (4.0)
    Robertson Cancelo James Chilwell Cash
    Mount Maddison Saka Kulu (4.5)
    Haaland (Hwang)

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 day, 3 hours ago

      Salah!

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 day, 2 hours ago

        I've pretty much made up my mind on gambling without him..
        My gut feeling at the end of last season was to get rid of him because of his poor form, but i didn't because i had more urgent fires to put out at the time.

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      1 day, 2 hours ago

      I'd sack off the backup striker tbh, I get why you'd want one but I think it's a waste - even if Haaland completely misses out you're probably only getting a 2-pointer; I'd rather try to get that money on the pitch if possible

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 day, 2 hours ago

        Legit point made, been thinking the same, just don't like the idea of only one playing sub..
        But if i did, could downgrade Hwang to 4.5 and upgrade Maddison to Diaz for example..
        Cheers!

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 6 Years
          1 day, 2 hours ago

          yeah that isn't ideal, but with the 5-sub rule maybe there will be a 4.5m 1-pointer forward regularly subbed on from the promoted teams.. I personally don't mind if I get the odd/rare 0-point autosub, better than an own-goal or red card haha

          that sounds like a very good move to me, but guess we'll see when the prices come out! cheers

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

      The minute you want a premium mid you’ll wanna sell one of those defenders.

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 day, 1 hour ago

        yeah, but until then..

        1. Runnerboy31
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 day, 48 mins ago

          Looks like a very early wildcard to me. One of Salah or KDB could very easily have multiples early hauls and you’ll really struggle to get to them without a wildcard

    4. CAVEAT KING
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      18 hours, 14 mins ago

      Let us hope Gerhardt gives us an option to avoid having 1 forward who could hurt us all

    5. JammySprat
      • 3 Years
      17 hours, 55 mins ago

      Not seen the template or been on forums so this is first I've seen but wouldn't all those defenders be at risk of rotation with the 5 subs and deep squads? Seems like big risk from gw1

    6. LangerznMash
      • 5 Years
      17 hours, 4 mins ago

      I really like this but would consider downgrading Hwang to upgrade Mount.
      I would expect your back line to get at clean 3 cleansheets and 2 attack returns every week.

      Only one Liverpool player is a concern too.

  12. Moxon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 day, 2 hours ago

    Two defenders I think are being overlooked in favour of Cash are Tierney and Cucurella - if these two come in 0.5m cheaper than Cash, I'll be very tempted

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 day, 2 hours ago

      Cucurella on the City roulette wheel and Tierney man made of glass

      1. Moxon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 day, 1 hour ago

        Keep that glass strong for 5 games or so and there could be huge value. Shame about Cucurella if he goes

        1. Moxon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 day, 1 hour ago

          The big question is what happens to Cancelo's minutes if Cucurella signs?

          1. Zim0
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 day, 1 hour ago

            I think it should affect Walkers minutes more than Cancelos but Pep is weird so who knows

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      1 day, 2 hours ago

      yeah, both are going to be pretty good picks at some stage - shame Tierney is genuinely a FT-out waiting to happen

    3. CONNERS
      • 3 Years
      17 hours, 39 mins ago

      Trippier could also be great if he can stay injury-free.

      If he's 5.0m he'll be in my team for sure.

  13. Chilli Heatwave
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 day, 2 hours ago

    Anyone got some stats on Harrison since Marsch came in, is he a viable option? Could be great value as a final playing midfielder especially if he comes in at 5.5

    1. SAKA AND EMILE SMITH ROWE
      • 5 Years
      1 day, 1 hour ago

      Think he’ll come in at 6.0m but still on my watchlist

      1. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 day, 1 hour ago

        I'd be surprised if that happens considering he scored 43 points less and was 6m at the start. Likely he's downgraded by 0.5.

        1. Chilli Heatwave
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          17 hours, 34 mins ago

          At 5.5 would be a very good enabler, only issue is if injuries etc. likely to be 2 moves to get someone favourable

    2. GUNNERINHO
      • 8 Years
      20 hours, 51 mins ago

      Jesse Marsch took over Leeds on 28th February 2022, being in charge for game week 28.

      Harrison played in all 12 remaining games scoring 4 goals against wol, SOU, wat and bre. He scored 49 fantasy points at 4.08 ppg. Prior to Marsch, Harrison played 23 games for 68 fantasy points at 2.95 ppg, so clearly an improvement under the new coach.

      1. Chilli Heatwave
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        17 hours, 35 mins ago

        Thank you!

    3. LangerznMash
      • 5 Years
      17 hours, 28 mins ago

      At £5.5 he would near the top of my shortlist. Should get a lot more assists with Bamford back and if Raphinha goes then he might be on set pieces.

  14. Darwin von Humboldt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    22 hours, 49 mins ago

    It's oh soooo quiet...

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 13 Years
      21 hours, 53 mins ago

      Shhh...

  15. Santi MMT
    • 8 Years
    20 hours, 32 mins ago

    There might be some changes to the game especially the chips considering they are taking some time to launch the game?

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      19 hours, 2 mins ago

      Possible, or they just don't want to go early with prices because of transfers

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      18 hours, 12 mins ago

      A new website maybe which would explain why the current one hasn't been taken down for its annual maintenance, but there could be any number of reasons for PFL opening later this year.

  16. CAVEAT KING
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    18 hours, 41 mins ago

    Off subject a little:
    ManU not my favorite team for sure but they are "damned if you do, damned if you don't"
    They have bought overpriced players and paid too much wages for years now.
    They come into the transfer market with a view not to pay ManU tax anymore.
    They find themselves limited in choice due to their poor ranking of late.
    They are forced to haggle with clubs when buying players as not to make similar mistakes.
    Ten Hag needs players pre season to indoctrinate his style of play.
    The last 2 sentences are a contradiction.
    Time to come back down to earth ManU and buy what you can afford for the position you are in. De Jong at 75 mil and 350k per week can put ManU deeper in the mud.
    Everton have bigger problems though!
    Shame (smile)

    1. RedRo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      18 hours, 34 mins ago

      I’d be sceptical if I was a Man Utd fan about why De Jong wants to join them.

      1. CAVEAT KING
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        17 hours, 44 mins ago

        The thing that makes it worse is he doesn't!

      2. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        16 hours, 2 mins ago

        The Athletic put up an article last week about when ManUtd tried to sign Fabregas. Moyes didn't even say he wanted him, SAF told him he wanted him at ManUtd when he told Moyes that he would be taking over for him after he retires. He wanted out of Barcelona but only because he wasn't getting enough gametime there, so he seemed interested at first, but as it came closer to actually agreeing a deal he told Moyes that he'd only sign if he wasn't in the starting lineup for Barca's first match of the next season. You'd think at this point Moyes and ManUtd would see this isn't looking like a good plan and would move on, but they didn't. He started Barca's first match and that was that, and all ManUtd could muster up at that late stage was a deal for Fellaini, who they could have signed cheaper a few months before when he has a release clause.

        This does feel like there are similarities. De Jong has said multiple times quite clearly that he wants to stay and isn't interested in going to another club and Barca are looking for a very high fee. If he leaves he'll be going to a club that's (still, or again) in transition and that will be in the Europa League not CL so he'll surely look for a tradeoff in having very high wages. Warning signs are there to move on yet ManUtd don't seem to want to see them.

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

          Yep. Same old.

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      17 hours, 54 mins ago

      Nobody forced them to pay over the odds for donkeys like Maguire for example and to keep on high wages donkeys like Pogba...
      Their own making, no sympathy whatsoever.

      1. CAVEAT KING
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        16 hours, 48 mins ago

        None either.

    3. noquarternt
      • 6 Years
      17 hours, 51 mins ago

      The day Ferguson announced he was retiring, I thought they'd become a normal club. What has happened since has exceeded my wildest dreams.

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        17 hours ago

        Man Utd are new Arsenal - just with more money to burn.

      2. CAVEAT KING
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        16 hours, 48 mins ago

        Don't you mean nightmares?

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          16 hours, 15 mins ago

          It is Theatre of Dreams after all...

    4. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      17 hours, 29 mins ago

      They put money men in charge of footballing decisions, deserve everything they get

    5. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      16 hours, 11 mins ago

      United's problems are all of their own making. They have had no transfer strategy. They have just signed players because they were available. City and Liverpool decide what they want and then wait for the right player. United just sign whoever they perceive to be the best player available without a plan for how they fit in the team.

      Because they have no ethos or way of playing.

      United fans this time last year thinking that because they had signed Sancho, Varane and Ronaldo they would challenge for the title.

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

        I think, judging by the responses, I should have asked what method of transfer United should make. Quick for Tn H or slow to avoid overspend. We all know they cocked up big time.

  17. kamdaraji
    • 12 Years
    17 hours, 2 mins ago

    Salah goal

    1. Bavarian
      • 4 Years
      16 hours, 7 mins ago

      assist?

      1. kamdaraji
        • 12 Years
        16 hours, 6 mins ago

        Robertson

        1. Bavarian
          • 4 Years
          16 hours, 5 mins ago

          0.1 short of getting him

          1. kamdaraji
            • 12 Years
            15 hours, 57 mins ago

            Wildcard incoming

  18. Brimble82
    • 3 Years
    16 hours, 59 mins ago

    I’m just here to give a shout out to Neale (2nd article in a row I’ve done it for), for the beautiful and subtlety placed ‘Kotchap problem’ reference!

    Such a gloriously obscure reference - but I’m 100% here for it! 🙂
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2-1basQhX8

    1. Chilli Heatwave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      16 hours ago

      Stupid, sexy, flanders. Any reference no matter how subtle are greatly received.

  19. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 5 Years
    16 hours, 54 mins ago

    Pen

    1. kamdaraji
      • 12 Years
      16 hours, 2 mins ago

      VAR check complete. Pen given

  20. kamdaraji
    • 12 Years
    16 hours, 49 mins ago

    Outrageous. Clear dive from Salah

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      15 hours, 52 mins ago

      Salty non owner!

    2. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      15 hours, 51 mins ago

      trent takes ,misses,punches ref,red card 59th min ,oooh -9pts and 3 game ban

    3. Bavarian
      • 4 Years
      15 hours, 44 mins ago

      FPL must reveal prices and start the game immediately due to detected hallucination cases

  21. kamdaraji
    • 12 Years
    16 hours, 45 mins ago

    I think optimum strategy this season WC gw10, WC gw 30, FH gw38, BB gw 20, treble captain GW1

    1. Pasqualinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      15 hours, 49 mins ago

      Brilliant. And which are the best days in November for a haircut?

    2. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      15 hours, 48 mins ago

      bbgw1,w/c gw2;fhgw3/t/c gw4 .....give up

      1. RedLightning
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        15 hours, 9 mins ago

        That could be quite a popular strategy ... but you should only give up after GW4 if you're not world number one then.

    3. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
      • 5 Years
      14 hours, 55 mins ago

      What are your reasons for WC in GW10?

  22. kamdaraji
    • 12 Years
    16 hours, 33 mins ago

    Thoughts on team please

    Pope
    White, Dunk, Burn, Cash, Walker
    Mount, Rice, Son, Gross, March
    Wood, Long, Jesus

    1. Bavarian
      • 4 Years
      16 hours, 26 mins ago

      Missing Iwobi

      1. Bavarian
        • 4 Years
        15 hours, 39 mins ago

        and downgrade son

    2. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      16 hours, 15 mins ago

      it sounds like the ramblings of a mad man.

      1. ElliotJHP
        • 10 Years
        15 hours, 25 mins ago

        If you read the team backwards it almost makes sense

        1. keefyefc
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          15 hours, 5 mins ago

          Especially the forward line !

  23. Trent Robbo 66✅
    • 10 Years
    16 hours, 12 mins ago

    Thought on Foden, his minutes will increase this season as Jesus Sterling Bilva leaving?

    1. Silecro
      • 4 Years
      15 hours, 57 mins ago

      Would certainly help his cause, yes

    2. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      15 hours, 56 mins ago

      Would be a surprise if all three leave. Must be incomings if that were the case. Palmer could step up too.

      Foden I think is going to play a big part, regardless. So it's perfectly reasonable to put your money on him and see if he explodes. He's still going to have competition from Grealish, who I think had an underrated season (even though he's seemingly not an FPL option), and Haaland, since Foden got minutes as false 9 last season.

      I wouldn't bet on him getting more mins in CM, but of course it's possible. I don't think Bernado played spent much time in the LW area last season. There'll still be depth in attack, whether City sell players or not.

      Certainly a good option. Maybe there'll be more obvious value at the game launch, though.

    3. SpeedyPro
      • 12 Years
      15 hours, 55 mins ago

      Just doesn't score enough points imo. Prefer mahrez, but wouldn't really want either.

    4. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      15 hours, 55 mins ago

      is Bernado Silva leaving, would seem a strange move?

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        14 hours, 41 mins ago

        Barcalona want him. He wants to go.
        Barca want Raphinha. He wants to go.
        Barca want Bernardo more than Raphinha.
        They need to get top dollar from United for FDJ first.

    5. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      15 hours, 31 mins ago

      All these players leaving make Mahrez a more appealing option. He won't have any competition on the RW anymore

      1. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        14 hours, 34 mins ago

        Word is Foden wants to play on the right as well

  24. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    16 hours, 10 mins ago

    Arsenal is looking like potentially having solid depth next season, fingers crossed. Would still like a Scamacca-type signing for a 10/10 transfer window, but I'd still be very satisfied with this. Long way to go, though; could still be a 1/10.

    LW: Martinelli, ESR, [Raphinha], [Vieira], Saka, [Jesus]
    CF: [Jesus], [Nketiah], (Balogun?), ESR, Martinelli
    RW: [Raphinha], Saka, [Jesus], [Vieira], ESR, Martinelli
    CAM: Odegaard, [Vieira], ESR, [Raphinha], Saka
    CM: [Tielemans], Xhaka, [Vieira], [Martinez], Patino
    DM: Partey, [Martinez], Elneny, Lokonga, Xhaka
    LB: Tierney, [Martinez], Tomiyasu, Saliba, Cedric
    LCB: Gabriel, [Martinez], (Saliba), Holding, Tierney
    RCB: White, (Saliba), Holding, [Martinez], Tomiyasu
    RB: Tomiyasu, (Saliba), Cedric, White, Saka
    GK: Ramsdale, [Turner], Okonkwo

    1. Chilli Heatwave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      15 hours, 57 mins ago

      Order in terms of the assets I would want
      1) Gabriel
      2) Saka
      3) Odegaard
      4)Jesus

      I’m most likely to go for 1&3 for value

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        15 hours, 46 mins ago

        Interesting. Saka will likely be quite far down my list, as he'll be priced based on a season he played a lot more mins than he'll get this new season. He and the team will improve, so he could be worth it, but I don't think it's an obvious bet to make. The same is true, to some extent, for Odegaard, though he is perhaps more likely to increase his FPL output per 90. Gabriel, also, if Martinez comes in. Let's see what the prices are.

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          15 hours, 20 mins ago

          If he has a squad like Pep and Artetates, Ramsdale will be the obvious choice.

          1. Deulofail
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            13 hours, 34 mins ago

            I don't think Ramsdale's FPL points are dependent on Tet Roulette of outfield players. He's either a good option or not. I expect there will be better value GKs.

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              12 hours, 51 mins ago

              That's my point. He's the safe go-to, like Ederson is for City. Every outfield player is liable to Artation (or will be if they get half their transfer targets).

      2. Fish up a tree
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        15 hours, 6 mins ago

        If & it’s a big if that all these players are signed then I would prioritise

        1) Raphinha (7.5)
        2) Jesus (8.5)
        3) Tierney (5)
        4) Ode (6.5)
        5) Saka (8)

        Outsiders to watch in preseason as could be bargains would be Saliba (4.5) & Vieira (6)

        I am certain to have at least 2 given the fixtures & prices

        1. TN
          • 1 Year
          14 hours, 14 mins ago

          If raphinha does sign I'll have him over saka I think we need to save money everywhere this season and that 0.5 mil might be the difference between affording Trent or not imo

    2. CAVEAT KING
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      14 hours, 44 mins ago

      I think all Arsenal players will jump in price. The most exciting will be Jesus if he signs.
      I think he is special and he will show what he is really capable of.

      1. Rohirrims
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        13 hours, 35 mins ago

        In spite of the decent fixtures I'm probably going to avoid Arsenal for the start. The only interest I have in them is if Tomiyasu starts at 4.5 or Gabriel at 5.

  25. arcticalex17
    • 1 Year
    15 hours, 32 mins ago

    I think Havertz is gunna have a great season, but is mount just a better option regardless?

    1. Chilli Heatwave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      14 hours, 39 mins ago

      If they don’t sign another striker havertz could be a great shout, if they do then I would rather Mount of those two options. With obviously a preference of James or chilwell over both

      1. CAVEAT KING
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        14 hours, 5 mins ago

        This^

    2. Fish up a tree
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      14 hours, 21 mins ago

      Will a Broja be given a chance & there’s talk of Richarlison who I would consider if he went there