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Four things FPL managers should consider for Gameweek 1

We frequently get some excellent submissions to the Community Articles section of Fantasy Football Scout and this summer has been no different.

Here we showcase a piece from site regular Camzy, who argues the importance of pre-season planning.


Introduction

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I’ve long been a big proponent of doing a lot of homework before a season starts. The time spent before a campaign allows you to explore and become familiar with all the best FPL assets and their prices before bandwagons take off and skew your perspective. Throughout the season, player recommendations are extremely short-sighted and go week to week so keeping the big picture in mind can really help.

But the most important thing is that your Gameweek 1 team is effectively a Wildcard and the first few weeks of the season will greatly influence your season.

Sertalp B. Çay put out a very interesting tweet (above) about how among the top players, the players selected from their Gameweek 1 squad and Wildcard picks were pivotal in contributing to a good overall score and rank. Hall of Fame number one Fabio Borges had 60% of his overall points from players selected this way.

That means that on average, the players you pick in Gameweek 1 have a higher weight in deciding how well your season goes. Gameweek 1 also offers you the most time ahead of it to tinker, plan and look for valuable players. Doing your homework to find underrated gems, look ahead to fixture swings and also get team balance right so you can adjust in the future is just good FPL management.


READ MORE: The Complete Guide to FPL Pre-Season 2022/23


1. Looking for Value

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I started making a price prediction sheet ahead of the 2019/20 season (before prices are revealed) and I’ve revived it again this year.

TAKE A LOOK AT CAMZY’S PRICE PREDICTIONS FOR 2022/23

The goal of the exercise isn’t to test my understanding of FPL Towers’ pricing. The most important thing at the start of the season is to look for players who are good value. Form comes and goes but picking up a player who is clearly underpriced and can form the backbone of your team is what we should strive for as FPL managers. Our early transfers should be in course-correcting towards these picks but the better your homework, the more hits you make rather than misses and the more you can save your early transfers for other improvements.

Doing this price prediction sheet helps you see quickly who is over or undervalued once the game releases. I made an extra column for ‘difference’ that I will populate after the game launches and highlight which players are under or over what I predicted.

I will say that my experience playing FPL for many years has helped me become more confident in pricing players and making judgments on their value. If you’re not so confident doing a similar exercise yourself, feel free to use my sheet as a guide or lean on other content creators who are doing similar work. But I do recommend doing it yourself if you can.

However, I would not stick too rigidly to the price prediction sheet once the game launches. Lots of factors could change who is a good pick after the game launches – fixtures, pre-season form, new signings etc. But it does provide a foundation from which to build an initial draft and also gives you a better overview of the game as a whole.

2. Team Structure

Armstrong ends goal drought as Livramento keeps up fine FPL form 1

Once the game launches, and even before then if you’re really eager, the next thing to look at is team structure. I know people have differing opinions on the value of team structure and some managers insist that it is a myth, saying that it’s as simple as putting the best players in. This is likely true as the season progresses but at the start of the campaign we don’t know enough yet to make that judgment. Therefore I like to lean on having flexible price points in my Gameweek 1 squad so that I can course-correct easily.

I make a Gameweek 1 team anticipating that there will be a bandwagon that I did not see coming. And what I’ve noticed, is that there is always a budget attacker that bursts onto the scene. Having a budget forward and midfield slot is a good idea so you can get on a hot player early. There should be three slots ideally because you’ll likely want to keep at least one of the success stories you picked early.

Recent seasons have shown that defenders are undervalued and strikers overvalued and the 4-4-2 and 4-5-1 are becoming more popular. In terms of searching for value, it makes sense to shift to heavier at the back in light of recent seasons but I still would not recommend playing ‘five at the back’ at the start of the season because £4.0m and £4.5m gems also form the backbone of teams and you want to be able to get on the next John Lundstram or Valentino Livramento. 

I’d also recommend getting at least two playable forwards. You’ll want to have at least two playing substitutes in case of unforeseen line-up changes, and it also allows you more flexibility to buy an emerging forward. I tend to pick one forward from a newly promoted side in my starting squad. They historically come in at £6.5m or less and are often on penalties and are the focal point of a team’s attack. Proven mid-table Premier League strikers typically come in at £7.5m or £8.0m but a promoted forward comes in at £1.0m+ less and is a good early bet.

As a result, this is the rough structure I’d recommend going with:

4.5 4.0
7.5 7.5 6.0 4.5 4.0
13.0 8.5 6.5 6.0 4.5
12.0 6.5 4.5 

Of course, this will depend on the eventual prices of players and can differ but the rough structure like this should set you up well (£0.5m in the bank for flexibility).

The last factor in terms of team building foundations: don’t lock yourself out of a team, even if it’s a mid-table one you might not think you’ll triple up on. For example, I’ve seen FPL managers get Emiliano Martinez, Jed Steer and Marvelous Nakamba and then realize that they have no way at all of getting Villa attackers as they emerge as key enabler picks.


READ MORE: Draft your 2022/23 FPL team with LiveFPL’s price predictions


3. New Signings

One of the most exciting parts about a new season. I love getting on a bandwagon of a new signing and this year we already have two huge ones that have entered the scene – Erling Braut Haaland and Darwin Nunez.

However, there are far more examples of players failing to settle right away than hit the ground running. Timo Werner and Kai Havertz from two seasons ago being the prime examples. Werner was in nearly 50% of teams in Gameweek 1 that year!

I would caution against having more than one new signing in your starting squad (not including promoted teams) and fall back on proven, reliable and Premier League-tested players. We have time to adapt and bring in the next ‘Michu’ or the next ‘Bruno Fernandes’.

4. Fixtures

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The last part is fixtures. These will have a big impact on who you start the season with. Sit down, look at the next six games and see which teams are going to be ones worth investing in. Don’t go all-in on backing players just because they have good fixtures but also don’t stick rigidly on picking Raphinha because he’s clearly undervalued if he has Liverpool and City in the first three games. There should be a balance, although I will say I lean value and consistency over fixtures if the decision is tight. 

I would rather pick a player like Bukayo Saka who has guaranteed minutes and is a proven performer over someone like Phil Foden with great fixtures. This also ties in with the new signings section from above. 

Since we have no form to go on, fixtures should have a stronger weight on your initial selections. I favour fixtures over form as a manager anyway, but that’s a debate for another time. There are always surprise teams that outperform or underperform every year and it takes a few weeks to know which teams are gelling and which teams are not quite living up to expectations. Give your players the best chance to succeed by putting them up against weaker teams.

Conclusion

Pre-season is one of the most important times of the FPL year. You have a lot of time to familiarize yourself with the game, the prices, the players and any new rules they might implement. Don’t waste it by waiting until the last minute and copying template teams. At least personally, I want to have a clear plan of why I’m selecting players, making sure they align well with my strategy in the short and long term as well as having contingency plans around price points.

The biggest advantage engaged managers have over casuals is long-term planning. Pre-season gives you the most time to prepare so use it wisely and try to shut yourself off from the noise so you can judge to the best of your ability which players are the best value/fit with your respective playstyle.

Good luck heading into 2022/23!



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  1. TAA to Mo for DarWin
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Gareth Bale to Los Angeles FC...

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      they must have some nice golf courses in LA

      1. TAA to Mo for DarWin
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Hmmmm...
        Cardiff or LA, Rain or Sun, golf in rain or sun. Must have been a very difficult decision 😀

        1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Your villa in Cardiff is less likely to be burnt to the ground in a wildfire.

          1. TAA to Mo for DarWin
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            good point 🙂

    2. Moxon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Shame - what a waste

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Chiellini gone to LA as well but Bales 5 years younger than him.

        1. TN
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Is this confirmed ? Would rather see him at Wrexham AFC tbh

          1. TAA to Mo for DarWin
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Well he agreed deal, so not 100% but 99.99% sure now

    3. Moxon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Bale has made just under £200m at Madrid for 258 games - not bad

      1. TN
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        yeah should help out Wrexham now, take a pay cut and he plays better for Wales anyway so could work out nicely for him

        1. noquarternt
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Why on earth would he play for Wrexham?

            1. noquarternt
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Oh because they’re owned by an American actor? What’s the link to Bale?

          1. MyNameIsBigManRedro
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Perhaps if he’d wanted to play at a slightly higher lever than Los Angeles Soccer Club

            1. noquarternt
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              True

            2. Honker Muddlefoot
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              I get people are just taking the mick, but to be fair, LAFC have been one of the better sides not just in MLS, but in North America in recent seasons. Not a massive MLS follower, but the level there is comparable to, say, the Championship if no clubs got parachute payments, which still shouldn’t be the level Bale is seeking out, but isn’t any lower than the Cardiff City links for him, with better weather, pay, and a much larger media market.

              1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                The skill level may (or may not) be comparable, but in the Championship he'd have five bags of dung kicked out of him week in week out. US football is somewhat more 'genteel', increasing his chances of actually being fit to play in the WC. It's quite a rational decision in my book.

          2. TN
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Because he's Welsh, Wrexham are a Welsh team with famous owners who mentioned (jokingly I think) that they would have him at Wrexham, thought this would make sense for him rather than going to America

  2. Athletic Nasherbo
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Nasherbo, the time has come, “execute the best non-Haaland draft for gameweek one”.

    Raya
    TAA Cancelo Dias
    Salah(C) Bowen Kulusevski Coutinho Odegaard
    Wilson Johnson

    4.0, Jonny, 4.0, Davis

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Like it , how does this compare?

      Raya
      TAA Cancelo Gabriel
      Salah Mount Foden Kulu Odegaard
      Watkins Wilson

      4 4 4 4.5

      1. Athletic Nasherbo
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Gabriel, Mount, Foden, Watkins

        Dias, Bowen, Coutinho, Johnson

        Yours probably better on paper, in terms of proven quality.

        1. Athletic Nasherbo
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          But I do have a sub, unlike your draft which needs to be taken into account. If you find a 4.0 defender that starts your draft is spot on.

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Yeah no bench will hurt me

            1. Athletic Nasherbo
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              I know you’re not keen on Maddison but he could be an option. Not overly keen on Chelsea all round, and I’m a Chelsea fan. Mount might be one to hop on.

              1. Dynamic Duos
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Like Maddison just not to start

                1. Athletic Nasherbo
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Fair. Two nice home fixtures first three, though.

          2. Athletic Nasherbo
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            I think Dias outscores Gabriel, but price difference not by much so not sure if worth it. Mount better gameweek 1 fixture, but I do think Bowen will do well. Foden + Watkins better than Coutinho + Johnson for sure.

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Do like your 4 to mate, Johnson I really like to so I may go with him and upgrade a little bit I'm defence and bench

              1. Dynamic Duos
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                In*

                1. Athletic Nasherbo
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Cheers. Johnson good at 6.0, far less if 6.5. Fingers crossed. Looks like a real goal scoring threat and I like how Forest played against prem teams in their FA cup run. Love Cooper. Yeah your bench will need bolstering.

  3. Dynamic Duos
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    @ in sane in de bruyne how do you get Salah in if he starts well?

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Son, Diaz -> Salah, xxx

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Easy switch then

      2. Dynamic Duos
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        (C) gwk1?

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Haaland

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Fair enough mate, your g2g if price are correct

            1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              probably over budget but one can only hope! cheers mate.

  4. ★Kuntheman★
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    There's no way this LiveFPL draft is actually affordable, would be incredible if so:

    Raya (4.0)
    Van Dijk, Dias, Chilwell, Tierney, Jonny
    Salah, Saka, Kulusevski, Foden (4.5)
    Haaland (4.5, 4.5)

    1. Moxon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Wow! That's a nice looking team - may need to look into choosing VVD/Dias over TAA/Cancelo myself

    2. Brimble82
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Yeah, that’s pretty awesome!
      Shame our LiveFPL drafts will probably all end up being £2m over budget! 🙁

      1. BigJarvishManmynameisq
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I have it 2.5 to 4.5m over budget, must be a harsh pricer!

        1. Brimble82
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Ouch!
          I reckon mine is £1.5m over

          Regardless, it’s £1.5m I don’t have to spare!

          1. BigJarvishManmynameisq
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            If you ask nicely I'll consider lending you it

    3. Dynamic Duos
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Can't get on board with 5 at the back, but gl

    4. MyNameIsBigManRedro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 14 days ago

      It’s pretty nice but likely 1 playing sub and having to play Tierney (not a big problem) and Jonny every week.

      1. MyNameIsBigManRedro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 14 days ago

        1.5m - 2m over budget imo

    5. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      front 5 i nice, not a huge fan of the back

    6. Chilli Heatwave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Very very good, as you say not going to be in budget, sadly, but VVD and Dias definitely a good choice

    7. Ragabolly
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I am hopeful the actual prices won't be that different

      1. Brimble82
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        We all are!

    8. BigManZimo
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      It's because you're playing 5 at the back. That's basically a 5m mid there in Jonny. So not that surprising. And it's always been easy to make a good team with only 2 premiums. Plus u don't have Trent or Cancelo

    9. noquarternt
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Very good - a few tweaks and you'll be at the team I want. Prices though...

  5. Bob.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    How does one cancel their membership on here? Got caught for the recurring memberships renewal last year and want to avoid same. Cheers

    1. Fabreghastly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      The 'Cancel Subscription' button is under 'Edit Profile'. Select your Grav icon, top right to access you Profile

    2. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      You have to sacrifice a goat

      1. BigJarvishManmynameisq
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        An ad covered goat

      2. Pumpkinhead -
        • 13 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Who is the 'GOAT ' these days on here. It used to change monthly. Spudgun? 😆

    3. Tango74
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I was thinking of subscription p here, any reason why to cancel ?

      Not worth it ?

      1. Pumpkinhead -
        • 13 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Just read the above article. You can go on Google and search ' how to play FPL for beginners ' and you will get this kind of info. I was thinking of signing up but deciding against it now. The articles are just not offering enough for a non noob.

        1. NorCal Villan
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Your ideas are intriguing to me, and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

            1. Pumpkinhead -
              • 13 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              My newsletter tells you how the FPL price structure works and confidently tells you the player prices before FPL even release it .... Only kiddin' I'm not that arrogant and diluded 😉

          • Old Schoolᴼˢ “disa…
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Yeah I was thinking about resigning up again.. this well and truly made my mind up not to

        2. noquarternt
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I used to want to support the site when Mark was about etc. But now I can't stand the twitter and 'ProPundit' stuff. If they had a proper column from Fabio and Mark each week or something, I'd consider it then.

          It also used to be 10 quid or less a year!

          1. McGurn
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 13 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            I agree that Scout is now a shameless & almost embarassing version of its former self. Some people involved should be ashamed! Equally however, it is still a great addition for FPL players. By definition, anyone on this site for free literally is not qualified to comment. I will always subscribe out of respect because of the informtion it provides. So should you all (if you can afford of course)!

            1. noquarternt
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              I get your point, but I am allowed to comment as they haven’t restricted it to a members only feature (yet?). I just don’t use the data from here, understat can be scraped free. Don’t see the $ value at these prices. Surely they get enough from the Pro Pundits, gambling ads and bizarre Crypto posts?

              I appreciate this website’s existence and love the comment section, most posters and a lot of the articles, but I won’t blindly financially support something I think is going in the wrong direction.

              1. McGurn
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 13 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                I agree with everything you say! But also i don't think i could ever morally criticise something i dont pay for. Good luck for the imminent season.

                1. McGurn
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 13 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Also to clarify, when i said "not qualified to comment" i meant not to complain about it. Not that you cannot in the "comment section"

    4. Shattered Dreams
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      There’s a lot of sensible advice in this piece.

      1. BigJarvishManmynameisq
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Don't play fpl

    5. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      https://mobile.twitter.com/David_Ornstein/status/1540758077888135170?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

      Boehly met Jorge Mendes last week, subject of Ronaldo came up and Chelsea considering the idea of making a move. ManUtd said to think it won't happen but are aware he's not exactly happy with how things are at ManUtd. Very intriguing if Chelsea pursue this, don't know what the fee realistically would be but feel like he could do really well there for a 2 year spell

      1. BigJarvishManmynameisq
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Ronaldo will personally succeed (stats wise) wherever he goes, his adaptation to different teams and leagues is largely a myth in so far that he forces them to bend and adapt to him rather than he adapts, he needs every chance, he needs the team set up almost solely to serve him, he could spend 89 minutes being crossed to and the second someone chooses a different option he'll throw his toys out the pram, he'll take all freekicks regardless of a specialist being in the team. In his prime this was fine because the man delivered and the teams he played for were absolutely stacked

        If Chelsea get him they get guaranteed goals, but do they improve that much as a team? I'm not so sure. That said I'd definitely back Tuchel over Ole or Ragnick

      2. BigManZimo
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        As a fan I can't even be mad if he does move cuz of how shite United are currently. At least its not City or Pool

      3. MyNameIsBigManRedro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Can’t see it happening. Ronaldo loves Utd like Mbpappe loves PSG and like Bale loves LA Lakers Soccerball FC

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Ronaldo loves himself only

      4. noquarternt
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Can’t see it, sounds like a push to the Man U board to hurry up and spend.

    6. Lindelol
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I have a Question
      WIth 5 subs rule there will lot less no-shows and more 1 point cameos. So some people are advocating strong bench?

      1. Lindelol
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        So *WHY some people are advocating strong bench?

      2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Spot on. Just need a bench with players who has the chance to come on

      3. BigManZimo
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        No bench for me.

      4. Ooh Ah Cantona
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Some people like to have a good bench, as they can choose which good player to start, depending on who has the better fixture that week. Of course if you get it wrong, then that's points left on the bench.

      5. noquarternt
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Early doors, no prices either but you always get unannounced injuries which is just accepting a 0 if you deliberately have no bench.

    7. Athletic Nasherbo
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Which combination? (A= 4-4-2; B=3-5-2. Salah in both; A rotate with Haaland, B Salah backed all the way)

      A) Cash, Jonny, Bruno G, Watkins, Haaland

      B) Dias, Coutinho, Bowen, Wilson, Johnson

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        A

        1. Athletic Nasherbo
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Interesting, was Haaland the dealbreaker?

      2. Chilli Heatwave
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        A

      3. Runnerboy31
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        A quite comfortably for me, particularly given I think early season flexibility is crucial and I’m guessing with B if a KDB, Kane, Haaland etc show themselves as must have you would really struggle to find the budget without sacrificing Salah or a WC, can’t see a way you’d get there in 2 transfers let alone 1

    8. Darwin von Humboldt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      West Ham have supposedly made Lingard an offer.

      1. noquarternt
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        What would you price him at? 7?

    9. Chilli Heatwave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Bit of fun making a Salah-less team, I don’t think I will be opting for it but interesting to see!

      Sanchez
      VVD Dias Cash Gabriel Chilwell
      Kulu Diaz Harrison
      Jesus Haaland

      1. Brimble82
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        This is close to what I’m on:
        Sanchez
        TAA/Robbo/VVD/Cancelo/Chilwell
        Kulu/Eriksen/Saka
        Jesus/Haaland

        …and I think I might opt for it!

        1. Chilli Heatwave
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Prefer that as a Salah less team, I think opting for robbo and TAA over him isn’t a bad idea to be fair!

          1. Brimble82
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Yeah, I like it.
            But realistically, I don’t think it’ll be affordable, so I’m holding it very lightly.

            1. Chilli Heatwave
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              That’s 4.5 over budget on livefpl, if you could afford that it would be hard to resist!

              1. Brimble82
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Ummm…
                It isn’t.

                Players switched for LiveFPL prices:

                4.5
                8.0/7.5/7.0/7.0/6.0
                8.0/6.0/8.0
                8.5/12.0

                4.0//4.5/4.5/4.5

                So,
                GK; 4.5
                DEF; 35.5
                MID; 22.0
                FWD; 20.5

                Bench; 17.5

                Bang on 100.0

                (On LiveFPL - as I said - highly doubt it’ll be viable in real FPL price terms)

                1. Chilli Heatwave
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Strange, when I put it into live fpl says -4.5, explains why my draft seemed weak there must be an issue with the total value on mine. Agreed it is in budget how odd!

                  1. Brimble82
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Raga did say there were some glitches.
                    But yeah, I checked and triple checked the numbers.

      2. Athletic Nasherbo
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I won’t support a Salah-less team, but definitely one with k lt three mids and one big hitter you’d captain. Ngl I don’t see where the money has gone in this team, even with big at the back.

        I do think Harrison is nice, though.

        1. Chilli Heatwave
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Was only a quick attempt, brimbles above is a much better example !

    10. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Just seeing this post now. I've been ill and took a few days off.

      Thanks Neale and team for tidying it up and giving it exposure. And thanks to all the posters who left nice comments. We still have some time before getting into it.

      I should have left just one more note at the end.

      Don't. Burn. Out.

      Take time off if FPL is giving you stress and you find yourself thinking about it too much and too early.

      1. Milkman Bruno
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        It is a very good article with solid advice. Hope you’re feeling better btw.

    11. Milkman Bruno
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Looks like I’m getting to two games at old Trafford in October. Newcastle and the mid week spurs game. A few signings would help build the excitement mind!

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I’m so sorry.

      2. noquarternt
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Unlucky mate, hope you pull through

      3. Milkman Bruno
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        😆 lol not sure why I didn’t expect these responses !

    12. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      That total points earned by acquisition type table at the top of the article. Anyone have a link?

    13. McGurn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Is anyone watching the Inter Miami v Minnesota game. Quite possible the worst football match i have ever seen. Worse even is the co-commentator!! Jimmy Nail, Sid Waddell's son or a drunk pulled in off the street. I genuinely cannot call this!

    14. DimitarBodkinov
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      My mate got 100% of his points from GW1 selections...

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Where did he finish top 2m?

    15. pokercroc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 3 hours ago

      Any feedback welcome.

      Raya
      Chillwell, James, AA, Cancelo
      Saka, Salah, Bailey, Ramsey
      Darwin, Haaland

      Gazzaniga, Vestergaard, Reed, Taylor