Moving Target

FPL new signings: Pope to further improve Newcastle defence

One of the most popular Fantasy Premier League (FPL) goalkeepers of the last five seasons could be back on the watchlist in 2022/23 after a move to ambitious Newcastle United.

The Magpies have already secured the permanent addition of half-season loanee Matt Targett and now 30-year-old goalkeeper Nick Pope has joined the Magpies in a deal believed to be worth £10m.

Let’s assess the shot-stopper’s 2022/23 prospects in this Moving Target report.

THE FPL HISTORY

After narrowly escaping relegation two seasons ago, Pope’s heroics weren’t able to stop Burnley dropping this time. Despite their demise, the Clarets had the league’s tenth-best defence in terms of both clean sheets and goals conceded.

SeasonAppearancesClean SheetsGoals ConcededFPL Points
2021/2236947130
2020/21321137144
2019/20381550170
2017/18351135152

In fact, Pope has ranked in the top six for saves in each of his four Premier League campaigns, reacting from a slow start to his career to become an established goalkeeper and England international.

Beginning at Charlton Athletic, he wasn’t a regular starter until 2015/16 but did enough to impress then Burnley boss Sean Dyche. He was signed as back-up to Tom Heaton and made his top-flight debut aged 25, replacing the injured Heaton during a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace.

From then on, it was his shirt to lose, with the team ending 2017/18 amongst the league’s best for clean sheets (seventh) and goals conceded (sixth). Although a serious shoulder injury ruled him out of the following season, Pope bounced back to become the top-scoring FPL stopper of 2019/20.

His 15 clean sheets and 170 points led to a top-half finish and a spot in the PFA Team of the Year. Whilst the team slowly regressed from this, Pope’s star performances remained crucial to the point where he has subsequently collected eight England caps.

Nick Pope keeps West Ham at bay as Burnley hold Hammers | The Independent

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477 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Botman and Robben
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Anyone know much about Frenkie de Jong? Could he be a good FPL asset if United get him?

    1. D.r.a.c.o
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Good for United. Not good for FPL.

      1. Botman and Robben
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Ah, kinda like N'Golo Kanté?

        1. D.r.a.c.o
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          No. Box 2 Box. He's like Pogba. He's better at carrying the ball though, but not as good as Pogba with long passes

          1. Botman and Robben
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Thanks

    2. yousunkmybattleship
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Would stay away from Utd personally

      1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I'm keen on Eriksen. He could be a good price at United but won't he be behind Bruno? And United is a black hole anyway.

  2. D.r.a.c.o
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Which two def you'd trust more at the starting of the season?

    1. Arsenal
    2. Wolves
    3. Brighton

    1. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      1 and 3. Brighton might be a bit of an unknown with no Bissouma considering their poor record without him last season, but you know how a side under Potter will try to play. Wolves were very poor in the second half of last season and not really any sign of them improving the side yet

    2. LangerznMash
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      1+2.
      I don't see BHA getting many cleansheets in the opening 6 GWs.

    3. Newton Bacchus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I like Wolves but only weeks 1-6

  3. Alan The Llama
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Gabriel Jesus to Arsenal, deal done.

    1. Echoes
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Great signing, for Arsenal as well as from an FPL perspective

      1. LangerznMash
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Surely FPL raise his price now? £8.5m would be crazy. I'd expect him to go back to £9.5 like he was the two prior seasons.

        1. Meechoo115
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Annoyingly I agree.

        2. jay01
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Livefpl guy said hes actually bringing him down to 8 from 8.5.. not sure why

          1. jay01
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Oh ignore.me i read it wrong, he is predicted for 9.. should have worn my glasses lol

            1. LangerznMash
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Even at £9.0 he will be a template pick. Arsenal's nice opening fixtures will guarantee that.

              1. jay01
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Over Saka at 8?

                1. LangerznMash
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  I think the template will have multiple Arsenal due to their opening fixtures.

                  1. jay01
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Yup but might consider only one of saka/jesus with odegaard

        3. Lindelol
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Won't take him even at 8 probably.

    2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Very interesting from an FPL perspective

    3. Newton Bacchus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Always felt like we never really knew how good he was, should find out now…

  4. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Affordable on Live fpl pricing but probably not once game reopens but an attempt at Salah Haaland Jesus TAA and Cancelo in team looks ok I think. Can always find 1m with Robertson over TAA and another 1m or .5 dropping Cash or Targett to 4.5

    Raya
    TAA Cancelo Cash Targett
    Salah Kulusevski Neto Harrison
    Haaland Jesus

    Ward Jonny Caicedo Gelhardt

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      * Actually Trippier over Targett- got them mixed up.

      1. LangerznMash
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Playing both City and Liverpool in opening 5 matches really puts me off Newcastle defenders, especially at £5.0

    2. Meechoo115
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Very good though possibly not Harrison

  5. Jurgener Kop It
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Observations on my first attempt would be welcomed please.
    meslier
    matip dier castagne
    salah son raphina maddison
    jesus wilson toney
    4 x 4.5

    1. LangerznMash
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Well it certainly isn't template!

    2. Newton Bacchus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I would want one top level forward and one less heavy mid, plus defence is a bit light. Feels like all the eggs in the midfield basket for me, could work…

    3. Botman and Robben
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      This is different. Good attack with an inexpensive D.

    4. Not again Shirley
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Salah to Dias and invest the change.

  6. jay01
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    If Jesus is 9 million and Saka 8, who would you go for?

    1. LangerznMash
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Saka (if on pens).

    2. Moxon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Saka between the two - but most likely Odegaard

      1. jay01
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Feel like with 5 subs odegaard might not be the best pick.. i think one of saka or jesus will be essential

        1. Moxon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I disagree - I think Saka could arguably have more competition with Martinelli, Jesus and potentially Raphinha. Definitely one to monitor during preseason

          1. jay01
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            I dont think he will, Saka is the most nailed based on minutes played
            Martinelli plays on the left and will rotate with ESR
            Jesus will be St rotating with nketiah
            Dont think arsenal will sign raph

            1. Moxon
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Odegaard played every minute of the last 10 games and got 32 starts over the season - also it is very likely he will become captain this year. If I have the spare cash I will go for Saka but I think I can use the extra cash better elsewhere

              1. jay01
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Very true.. could be worth it. As it stands both will start, i think Saka scofes more but if the gap is 1.5 million then Odegaard could really be worth it + someone else.. you are right

              2. jay01
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Mind you my team has a space for Eriksen that could be Odegaard and i double up for the first 8

  7. adstomko
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Pretty sold on this draft for the time being.

    Henderson
    Trent, Van Dijk, Chilwell, Trippier
    Salah, Kulusevski, Maddison
    Jesus, C.Wilson, Awoniyi
    (Raya, Wissa, Lerma, 4.0)

  8. Slouch87
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    I would be very grateful if somebody could logically explain the point of creating a squad based on pure pricing guesswork ( livefpl is nothing other than this) . Total waste if time imo

    1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      F.U.N.

      1. Slouch87
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Thanks for the inspirational response I can get more F.U.N watching paint dry tbh.

        1. Lindelol
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          its because you are different

        2. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          And yet here you are

          1. Slouch87
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Very briefly . Back to my paint .

            1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              You could paint up your draft Slouch

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      In lockdown people here played fantasy fantasy football, there're addicts among us and it's a fact.

    3. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      My wife says that about fpl

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        That made me laugh. I persuaded mine to enter a team .... she doesn't slag me off so much now.

    4. jay01
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Tbf the guesswork from livefpl is decent, wont be surprised if hes got a high accuracy rate. But ive done it our of boredom tbh

    5. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I think its the process of tinkering which is fun in itself even if you dont get to put the team into practice (of matches). Especially since all the transfer activity at the moment creates a constant refreshment of the player pool so you can try out new combinations frequently. No one is really trying to nail down their GW1 team right now as such - its not about the end point, its all about the process.

  9. D.r.a.c.o
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    United will announce FDJ signing soon, looks like it's done

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Is that the player they need ?

      1. Lindelol
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        they never care about that

      2. D.r.a.c.o
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Yes. We need midfielders

      3. Humperdoo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Yes, ideal partner for Fred in the double pivot.

        De Jong didn't play as well as an 8 at Barca, he says he prefers a deeper role progressing the ball from defence.

        “I like to be the first player to receive the ball from the defenders. […] In the national team I play differently compared to Barça. And I think this one fits me better.”

        Ten Hag agrees: https://www.teamtalk.com/news/frenkie-de-jong-playing-in-wrong-position-says-ajax-boss

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Interesting thanks.

    2. Wild Rover
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      The waterboarding clinched it. Buying players who don’t want to join you always works well.

      1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Read this evening they're keen to splashing big dosh on a left back. They don't need a left back.

  10. Moxon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Raya (4m)
    TAA Cancelo Tierney Jonny (4m)
    Salah Kulu Odegaard Neto (4.5m)
    Haaland Watkins (4.5m)

    This team comes in at 99m - hopefully the price predictions are accurate. If so, this leaves room for upgrades such as Tierney --> Gabriel and Jonny --> Coady

    1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I don't share your faith in Wolves, but otherwise, it's very good.

      1. Moxon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Jonny is definitely the one pick I am least certain about

    2. LangerznMash
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Neto could be a great pick with Wolves opening fixtures.

      1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Fixtures are good but they just don't score goals.

        1. LangerznMash
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          If they don't score goals against Leeds, Fulham and Bournemouth then i'd be very worried. Neto at £6.0 worth a punt, he will likely have very low ownership and prime for early price rise.

          1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Fair dos. Once the prices are out and my LiveFPL squad is 3m over budget I might have to consider him. Right now I'm on Guimaraes and Eriksen for the same money.

            1. Ragabolly
              • 12 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Hopefully it won't be 3m over budget, I feel confident for no reasons 😀

  11. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    And Lo!
    There are three Gabriels at Arsenal.
    Hallelujah!

    1. Tomerick
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Dreams can come true

  12. MyNameIsRedro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Hopefully the AWB vs TAA debate gets settled this season from a real football POV

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 13 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      AWB would need to start to have a chance.

  13. Runnerboy31
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Question do others agree that Trent, Salah and Haaland (assuming he’s most expensive FWD) are must haves GW1. Not just because of good early fixtures but owning the most expensive player in each position means that if you really need to you can reach an outfield player in just one move.

    Seeing a lot of early drafts going super big at the back and whilst as 15 individuals I get it and the teams look good I think it makes squads very inflexible and makes an early WC highly likely imo.

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

      I have 5 at the back but with both Salah and Haaland so covers your point around having the most expensive in each position. Granted in 541 takes two moves to bring in a second striker in which case 532 should allow for the flexibility your refer to

      1. Runnerboy31
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        When you say 5 at the back - how many premiums?

        Looking at likely price points I think it’s worth having a 7.5m FWD and 2 8mish MIDs - which means sacrificing some premium DEFs?

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

          3 premium two 5.5s

          1. Runnerboy31
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Fair enough but in that case as you say it’s either 2 4.5 FWDs that give you not much flexibility or bench support or a 5-3-2 where you have a very cheap MID playing every week a very little price flexibility in midfield.

            For my personal approach it just isn’t flexible enough.

    2. adstomko
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I'm sceptical about owning a City player because I think Pep will rotate more this season than he has ever previously done.

      1. Runnerboy31
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        But City players can do more in 60 min appearances than most other players in 90.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          What about in sub 30 mins though?

          1. Runnerboy31
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Look at someone like Mahrez - 4 of his returns were from cameo appearances and has the ability haul when he does start. This outscores a lot of 90 min men over the season.

            Anyway are we really saying Haaland is a real rotation risk - I agree he might get subbed off a lot but surely he starts most games he’s fit for like a KDB does.

    3. Not again Shirley
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I may be wrong but Salah really hasnt filled me with any confidence that he will score lots of points next season. Hasn’t been the same player since AFCON and that is coming from a Liverpool fan. Can see a lot more value in having Dias instead and then get a different premium to Salah. KDB maybe.

      1. Runnerboy31
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I know what you mean (fyi also a Liverpool fan) but Salah typically starts strong and he has great fixtures. And I guess you kinda confirm my point. If Salah starts poorly then you can straight swap to KDB but if KDB starts poorly you wouldn’t be able to straight swap to Salah - that’s exactly my point about owning the most expensive player.

    4. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I don't agree. Yes it is certainly a helpful situation to be in in terms of being able to move to any other player in one move, but there are a few different things to consider. One is value, and whether you think say TAA will provide worthwhile ppm at something like 8.5m relative to what someone like maybe VVD or Chilwell would at something like 6.5. Picking the most expensive assets may be worthwhile of course because of expected output, but are they providing enough value considering the limitations that places on the rest of your choices? The second thing is a lot more simple, if Salah blanks in GW1+2 while say Sterling picks up returns in both weeks, are you really going to drop someone like him that fast? I don't think it's really going to be the case, same for TAA. (Also for the record I'm not convinced Haaland will definitely be the highest priced forward, Kane was 12.5 last year and ended up the highest scoring forward despite being anonymous for about 24 weeks. Says a lot aboit forwards last season of course but also about how well he played once Spurs picked up their performances anf clicked under Conte.)

      1. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Ugh I actually spaced this post out well but line breaks disappeared, apologies for wall of text (not that I don't do it normally)

        1. Runnerboy31
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Sorry to labour the point but realised an example makes my point better than I have.

          Currently none of the 7.5 FWDs inspire me too much, and I’d rather have another premium defender if I was picking a 15 for the whole season.

          But there’s likely to be loads of them so likelihood is that very quickly I’ll want at least one of them. So I’d rather build in that space now - and guess at which one it’ll be - rather than building up a restructuring headache for myself after a couple of GWs.

      2. Runnerboy31
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I both take the point and disagree at the same time.

        Yes it can’t be viewed in isolation but Trent, Salah and Haaland have the early fixtures as well.

        My point is that we are all going to get our squads wrong and will need flexibility to make corrections. That’s why I look at price points that have multiple viable options and make sure I have them covered, so I want two 8m MIDs given the range of 7-8.5m options and a 7.5 FWD.

        I predict the majority of very early wildcards from interested players will be from those who have go big at the back and realised they have priced themselves out of the medium price players that show great value.

        Btw agreed on Kane.

      3. Runnerboy31
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        On the ppm point specifically. As a mathematician I love that sort of analysis but in truth I think it’s value is overstated.

        In practice even if we don’t wildcard by GW6 our squads will look very different to what we currently expect - they literally ALWAYS do. So sample size will be small on relative returns between two players so variance will likely be big enough that small differences in expected ppm don’t matter.

        Or more simply put I value flexibility to correct inevitable mistakes much higher than differences in my expectations of ppm for a GW1 squad.

    5. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I don't agree with this, for the simple reason that the super premiums are not the players that I want to sell/rotate only a couple matches into the season. Maybe you can make an exception for Håland as a newcomer (bail if he clearly needs more time to settle), but with the likes of Son/Robbo, I'm not going to ditch them just because Salah or Trent outscored them in 1 or 2 GWs.

      I'd rather build in some squad flexibility in, say, the 6.5 - 7.5m midfielder spot(s) - that's the sweet spot for rotating according to fixtures imo.

      1. Runnerboy31
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I see your point although I still think there’s an argument there. The likes of Son and Salah and both capable of showing themselves to be necessary picks, difference is you can get straight from Salah to Son but not vice versa.

        I think my stronger point is the second one, I feel people are notably understating how inflexible big at the back is.

        1. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Yeah ok I do agree that you dont want to get into a position of needing sell premium defenders to rebalance / fund mid-price midfielders. I personally like to have a 4.5m defender as a strong 1st sub to cover short-term injuries, so I tend to hold back from the full on big 5 at the back strategy anyway in favour of 3-4 premiums + 1-2 4.5s

        2. NateDog
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 21 days ago

          You don't have to go big at the back though, I think once the game launches most that have that idea will move on from it when they realise how many options it will lock themselves out of. 4/4.5 defs are always key throughout the season for flexibility and value.

          1. Baines on Toast...
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Yeah this happens literally every year pre-season.

          2. LangerznMash
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            A starting £4.0 defender is the only think that would stop me from going premium 5 at the back. Won't be concerning myself with selling/rotation as they will all be set and forget. Save my transfers for the midfield or for upside chasing.

            1. LangerznMash
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              *thing

            2. Baines on Toast...
              • 12 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Bet you change your mind

  14. adstomko
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Unpopular opinion:
    Gabriel Jesus will score more PL goals than Haaland this season

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

      That would be a shock

    2. Runnerboy31
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Unpopular are different for the sake of being different? Not sure there much logic to support that and that’s from someone who think Arsenal have done well to get him.

    3. FPL Pillars
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Haaland is a beast. Provided he stays fit he’ll outscore Jesus

  15. The Units
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Using LiveFPL, have been looking at a small atb squad to see if it merits over a big atb.

    Raya 4.0
    Matip Cash Davies Tomiyasu 4.0
    Salah Son Eriksen Bruno G 4.5
    Haaland Jesus 4.5

    0.5itb

    I think its not looking too bad.

    1. Runnerboy31
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Not far off the sort of thing I’m thinking atm but Son + Matip -> Kulu + Trent. See comment above more reasoning.

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        A mathematician hey. I suppose it gets down to which combo will score more - for me Salah, Son, Matip, Haaland, Jesus & TAA would be season keepers (assuming they go like last season) forming the spine of the team and FT would be used else where.

        1. Runnerboy31
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I would say 6 is a lot of people to consider season keepers - what if Diaz, Nunez or Jota start balling?

          1. The Units
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Depends if they are balling more than Salah, Son, Jesus & Haaland. If Jesus flops, I could move the funds to mid in 2 moves for Diaz & Jota and or swap for Nunez for example.

            1. Runnerboy31
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 21 days ago

              My point is you are locked into triple Liverpool already

            2. Runnerboy31
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Maybe you don’t mean Trent? Just realised he’s not in the squad you show.

              1. The Units
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Yeah sorry, I meant to clarify TAA is a season keeper but has been sacrificed for the squad.

        2. Runnerboy31
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Also those 6 of likely to be at least £58m of your budget. So that’s £42m left for 9 players which doesn’t give you much flexibility at all.

          1. The Units
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Hoping for mid priced gems again, which allowed the big hitters and big atb last season.

            1. Runnerboy31
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 21 days ago

              But you wouldn’t have any budget for mid priced gems.

              Let’s say those 6 are £58m.

              The minimum you can spend on the bench is £17m.

              So that’s £25m for your other 5 starting players.

              1. The Units
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Thats why I have sacrificed TAA for Matip

                4.5 - 4
                6 - 5.5 - 4.5 - 4.5 - 4
                13 - 11.5 - 6 - 6 - 4.5
                12 - 9 - 4.5
                0.5itb

                Really looking for the 6 to 6.5 mid field gems to appear, so not as flexible as I would like, but there are some options.

                1. Runnerboy31
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  So this is why I’d sacrifice Son not Trent. Combo of Trent and Kulu would give you an extra £1m or so and currently you have no way of getting to Trent, Robbo, James, Cancelo etc in one move. Also most of the weeks you might captain Son, Salah is also a good option.

  16. BrockLanders
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Price reveals tomorrow??

    My guess is: Haaland £11.5m

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Konsa $5m?

    2. POTATO
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Ederson £6.0M

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Denis Odoi - 4.0

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Spot the deliberate mistake.

    4. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      My guess is ..... no price reveals tomorrow.

      1. Ahtikullervo
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Mine too. If they are not lauching the game before July, why should they do price reveals?

  17. The Knights Template
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Kings of the Gameweek team:

    Pope/Schmeegal
    James/Cash/Matip/Cancelo/Marcal
    Son/Kulu/Maddison/Bruno/Bowen
    Jesus/Firmino/Llorente

    Assumes all players are $9m and no bench (losers).

    1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Where’s Ayling?

    2. POTATO
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Llorente OOP

    3. D.r.a.c.o
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Gelhardt and Ayling are heartbroken

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I may have to sneak them in!

  18. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    #MUFC have ACCEPTED a proposal from Fulham for Andreas Pereira.

    A 5.0m mid on LiveFPL - could be worth a thought.

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      4.5 would be better

    2. Santi MMT
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      He aint that good

      1. Humperdoo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        He plays like prime Messi every pre-season, then turns into a drunk Pepe when the season starts.

        Delighted someone wants to take him!

  19. Vlekz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    How is Newcastle a grey fixture for city and blue for brighton wolves and Liverpool? (On the fixture ticker)

    1. Vlekz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I meant why*

      1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I regard Newcastle on the ticker as an anomaly. I make my own mind up over those colours. There's really only two fixtures you'd be wary of.

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      City game is away.

    3. Ooh Ah Cantona
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      The fixture ticker is really subjective. As well, I don't see the Arsenal having an easy opening set of fixtures as the ticker suggests

  20. bso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Who is Cucurella playing for? Still BHA?

    1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Well he's still at Brighton.

  21. D.r.a.c.o
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Will they reveal prices today?

    1. Ron_Swanson
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      No

    2. Botman and Robben
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Seriously doubt it.

    3. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Probably best not to get our hopes up til next week

  22. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    I just googled Morgan Gibbs-White. He scored 11 goals last season, on loan at Sheff United. I don't think any other midfield promotee can match that (apart from Johnson but he'll likely be a forward). If MGW is sold to Forest and is 4.5m, he's a sure-fire 5th mid option.
    They're also going for Neco Williams - currently a 4.5 defender.

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Doubt they would priced him 4.5 now

      1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Probably will if he's still a Wolves player when the prices are finalised.

    2. Slouch87
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Those of us who follow football outside of the EPL know how good he was in the Championship last season. Highly unlikely to be as cheap as £4.5M if at Forest .

      1. Brimble82
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I punted on MGW in 2018 and saw his potential back then.
        As a Bristol City fan, I've seen him a couple of times in the Championship and he's class.

        I actually think he's the kind of player FPL may price as a £4.5m without giving it much thought. But only if he's bench fodder for Wolves, not if he's made a move elsewhere.

        This is why I am keen for the game to launch. Not to get a good ID, or to see prices, or even to draft a squad, but because, the longer the game waits and the more transfers go through, the fewer potential bargains we'll be able to grab by players moving between clubs.
        We've already seen players like Bissouma, Jesus, even Fredericks/Bazunu move between clubs where their price will now be higher because of either the role they'll play or the club they've gone to.

        Sooner the game starts the better, then the transfer roundabout can go into overdrive!

        1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Yes, that's the point I was making. If he's still at Wolves when the prices are released, there's a good chance he'll be 4.5. Not if he's moved to Forest by then.

          1. Slouch87
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            And the point which I endorsed by my comment above.

            1. Brimble82
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Go team!

    3. Santi MMT
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      *FPL changing his price to 5.0 after seeing the comments*

      1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I fear I may have been responsible for Ragabolly upping Gelhardt to 5.0m!

        1. Brimble82
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          It's ok Andy, we all blame you.

        2. Santi MMT
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Gelhardt was always going to be 5 or more by ending the season as a starter imo

          1. Slouch87
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Absolutely

          2. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Yeah, I have no doubt (altho he was a starter cos Bamford wasn't right). My feeling is Ragabolly initially underpriced him by 0.5 but FPL won't. I'd still like him on my bench at 5m, but I'm pretty sure after at least 2 or 3 others in my draft squad turn out to be more expensive than R's prices, I'll probably not find a space for him and have to fall back on a 4.5.

            1. Baines on Toast...
              • 12 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              I think he'll be 5.5 to be honest. You don't get strikers with a whiff of a starting spot at 5.0.

              1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Yeah, resigning myself to losing him before I ever had him 😥

  23. LangerznMash
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    What would you prefer?
    1) a starting £4.0 defender
    2) an OOP £4.5 defender
    3) an OOP £4.5 mid
    4) a £4.5 forward who gets over 1500 minutes game time.

    1. adam wigan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      4) because there are cheap options in the other positions but very few forward options below 6 million that I can see

      1. LangerznMash
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I would also opt for 4) as I only wish to play one forward.

    2. D.r.a.c.o
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      All of the above.

      If just one then 3

    3. Brimble82
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I do love a good number 2.

  24. D.r.a.c.o
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Cech leaving as well. Chelsea in the mud.

    1. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Not entirely sure of the reasoning why yet but not looking good for Chelsea.

      1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Hmm, is it the American owner getting jiggy with his new broom, or are the people who know how the thing works seeing the writing on the wall and taking to the hills?

        1. NateDog
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Hard to know just yet but good arguments for both. Seems like Marina has been pushed out due to her close relationship and connections to Abramovic, but maybe it was also a useful excuse to move on someone that's highly regarded there but that has presided over a fair few very expensive transfers in recent years that haven't worked out. Bruce Buck stepping down and moving to an advisory role suggests he's letting a new guard take charge. Perhaps Boehly just wants to move on anyone connected closely to the Abramovich reign but I feel like the players might not like this particular move.

        2. LangerznMash
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Or maybe be Cech played a big part in most of their major flop signings. Over £300 million spent on Lukaku, Kepa, Werner, Pulisic, Drinkwater....

          1. mox81
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Double agent Cech was Arsenal's GK when Chelsea bought 3 of those players

          2. NateDog
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 21 days ago

            True, he certainly seems to have had some influence with their transfers but I'm not sure how much. I've only really heard about his input for Mendy

        3. jay01
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Dont see how its not looking good for chelsea / in the mud. This restructure and getting in a DoF will benefit them for the years ahead. Still a strong team who have a 200 mil budget and aim for up to 6 signings this summer. They perform best when others doubt them

          1. NateDog
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 21 days ago

            In my eyes it's more of a timing thing. Long term I understand it but there's a certain guard leaving the club, it's possible they'll lose Alonso and Azpilicueta after losing Rudiger and Christensen and they only really have Havertz as a CF now (and he's still not an out-and-out CF and is still adapting to the role). Losing the person / people in charge of transfers isn't ideal right now, especially with the Kounde situation dragging on for a year now and it looking like they'll have to move on to more expensive (and possibly still complicated) targets like de Ligt.

            1. jay01
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Rudiger is the only loss there tbh, Azpi is still there (i think). Dont mind Alonso going as we have Emerson backup to Chilwell. But i think signings will be made this summer, and by the start of the season Chelsea will be strong enough to get top 4 for sure

  25. kamdaraji
    • 13 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Chillwell or Perisic?

    1. Brimble82
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Chilwell.
      All.
      Day.
      Long!

    2. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Both are on my wait-and-see list. The club in the former case; the player in the latter.

    3. The Tinkerman
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Chill

    4. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I love Chilwell as an FPL asset but at the moment Chelsea arent exactly filling me with confidence. Wasnt sure about Perisic due to competition from Sessegnon & the community article on Conte's subbing of WBs has made me even more wary. Starting to consider Romero if I get a Spurs defender

    5. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I'm not convinced Perisic will be a regular starter, there was a community article poster here recently showing the minutes of wingbacks under Conte when last at Inter (with 5 sub rule in effect) and he was rotated a lot but also subbed off a lot before 60 mins. Hasn't played in a league as demanding as the PL before too, I think he'll mostly be a rotational option and an extra squad man more than anything

    1. OPTA FPL
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      First price reveal coming?

      1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        They tease us twenty times a day

        1. Brimble82
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          They post 'which do you prefer' posts mostly.
          This is the first reference to a specific price.

          Let me be excited... it's a grey Monday in SW London. We can't all be enjoying 34 degrees in SE Asia!

          1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Fair dos. My eyes just glaze over their tweets at this stage. Besides, I'm distracted - I've just been knocked out of the Scottish Amateur Cup and my board are not amused!

            1. Brimble82
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Haha

    2. Rohirrims
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Yaaayyy

    3. Darwin von Humboldt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      A part of me thinks they're canvassing the player base as they genuinely haven't a clue how to price him.

      1. MyNameIsRedro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Let’s hope not. If they base it on the responses they’re getting everyone’s going to be picking between Haaland and Ollie Watkins.

  26. D.r.a.c.o
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Finally it's time for some price reveals!

    1. OPTA FPL
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Romeu 4.5
      reed 4.5

      1. D.r.a.c.o
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I am interested in only one player: Jesus

        1. DARWIN'S DINOSAURS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          SNAP

  27. D.r.a.c.o
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Players returning to training as well! What a day!

  28. Horace Pike
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Price reveals this week running up to 1st July release!