FPL

The best premium FPL defenders for 2022/23

Premium defenders come under the spotlight as we continue to examine the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) price list.

There are nine defenders currently priced up at £6.0m or above and we’ll weigh up the pros and cons of each of them in this article.

With unlimited transfers allowed during the World Cup downtime and a Wildcard to use before then, we’re mostly focusing on Gameweeks 1-8 in this series.

Our look at budget defenders in the £4.0m-£4.5m bracket will follow soon.

Opta stats on the players featured in these articles are available in our Premium Members Area, where you can now get a full year’s subscription for just £2.49 a month.

TRENT ALEXANDER-ARNOLD/ANDREW ROBERTSON

The best mid-price and premium FPL goalkeepers for 2022/23

Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m) was the top-scoring FPL defender in 2021/22, with his total of 208 points placing him third in the overall rankings.

The right-back produced 14 attacking returns, yet still ended the campaign with a negative expected goal involvement (xGI) delta (-1.91), while 32 bonus points was at least five more than any other FPL defender.

Given his all-round points potential, it still feels like Alexander-Arnold is under-priced, even at £7.5m.

As for fellow full-back Andrew Robertson (£7.0m), his consistency from Gameweek 13 onwards in 2021/22 was simply outstanding.

In that time, the 28-year-old racked up 27 returns (be it goals, assists or clean sheets) in 21 starts, blanking in just three of those outings, whilst also averaging a whopping 7.6 points per match.

Based on this year’s prices and last year’s points, Robertson is the best-value FPL player for value (points per million per game) of those assets with more than 2,000 minutes to their names.

It’s expensive, but given the duo’s output at both ends of the pitch, there is a compelling case to double-up on Liverpool’s full-backs from the off.

READ MORE: Alexander-Arnold v Robertson: Who is the best Liverpool FPL defender?

VIRGIL VAN DIJK/JOEL MATIP

While centre-back pairing Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) and Joel Matip (£6.0m) don’t carry the same explosive potential as the Liverpool full-backs, both performed admirably in 2021/22 and are cheaper – although perhaps crucially not as much as they could have been, with Alexander-Arnold not getting the expected rise to £8.0m+.

Van Dijk produced three goals – level with Robertson and one more than Alexander-Arnold – three assists and 13 bonus points in 34 starts, averaging 5.4 points per match, a total that ranked 11th among all defenders.

Matip, meanwhile, was FPL’s best-value player based on points per million. However, it remains to be seen if he will remain the first choice in the Premier League, with Ibrahima Konate (£5.0m) often preferred in Europe last season.

If reliability of starts is no longer guaranteed, then Matip isn’t worth the £6.0m considering that other potential rotation risks like Chelsea’s wing-backs offer much more attacking threat when they do make it onto the pitch.

LIVERPOOL’S DEFENDERS COMPARED 2021/22
PlayerStartsGoals (xG)Assists (xA)Clean sheetsBonusPoints per start
Alexander-Arnold322 (2.90)12 (13.01)18326.5
Robertson293 (1.63)11 (5.52)17236.4
van Dijk343 (2.50)3 (0.97)21135.4
Matip313 (3.59)3 (1.97)17205.5

JOAO CANCELO/AYMERIC LAPORTE/RUBEN DIAS

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Joao Cancelo (£7.0m) finished second among FPL defenders for points in 2021/22, hitting 201.

As a result, he is one of the most expensive defenders in FPL this year, but should still be worth it.

The Portuguese’ total of 11 assists equalled Robertson’s tally and was only one short of what Alexander-Arnold managed last season, while his playmaking abilities helped him rack up 27 bonus points.

Shooting is a big talking point with Cancelo. He attempted 81 shots last season, at least 30 more than any other FPL defender, but only found the net once, with the majority of his efforts arriving from range. However, it was a different story in Europe, with two goals in nine Champions League outings, which does suggest with a bit more luck, we could see one or two more fly in next season.

The wayward shooting meant that Cancelo was the biggest ‘underachiever’ among defenders for xGI in 2022/23 (a delta of -3.70), something that he’d surely struggle to emulate this season given the quality of player and teammate.

As it stands, there doesn’t seem to be too much competition for Cancelo’s starting spot, either, with Oleksandar Zinchenko (£5.0m) recently linked with a move to Arsenal. Should Manchester City sign Marc Cucurella (£5.0m) from Brighton and Hove Albion, as they have been tipped to do, Cancelo may see his game-time slightly reduced, although his versatility could also see him take up a regular role on the right-flank instead.

Aymeric Laporte (£6.0m) and Ruben Dias (£6.0m), meanwhile, are slightly less glamorous options, but shouldn’t be written off.

In fact, when applying the new 2022/23 FPL prices, their points per million (PPM) per game sits at 0.81, just ahead of Cancelo’s 0.80 total.

Laporte actually registered four goals last season, all of which arrived from set-piece situations, and was a secure starter at the back, starting 33 Premier League matches.

Dias racked up seven attacking returns in 27 starts last term but his spot was slightly less secure.

Sussing out who the ‘mainstay’ is this season (and there is generally one a year, with Laporte in 2021/22, Dias in 2020/21 and Nicolas Otamendi in the past) will be key, as the central bedrock will be a popular City double-up with Cancelo – or maybe even an alternative to the full-back, given what we discussed above about value.

CANCELO/DIAS/LAPORTE COMPARED 2021/22
PlayerStartsGoals (xG)Assists (xA)Clean sheetsBonusPoints per start
Cancelo361 (5.12)11 (6.58)19275.6
Dias272 (2.69)5 (1.88)14125.1
Laporte334 (4.74)2 (1.25)1884.8

READ MORE: FPL 2022/23: Can Dias or Laporte cover Cancelo?

REECE JAMES/BEN CHILWELL

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Reece James (£6.0m) and Ben Chilwell (£6.0m) were fundamental to Chelsea’s attacking approach when fit last season.

Now, if Thomas Tuchel continues using wing-backs, they could turn out to be a pair of underpriced gems.

James’ season may have been interrupted by injury, but he showcased his attacking instincts across his 22 Premier League starts, producing five goals, nine assists and 26 bonus, averaging 6.3 points per start.

In fact, he produced 18+ points on three occasions last season, a feat Alexander-Arnold failed to achieve once.

Chilwell made only six starts and one substitute appearance in an injury-ravaged 2021/22, but generally posed the bigger goal threat under Tuchel, while James bossed the underlying creative stats.

Above: James v Chilwell 2021/22 (averages per appearance)

READ MORE: Chilwell v James: Who is the best Chelsea defender in FPL?

We have occasionally seen James at centre-half, which does dent his attacking potential, although the imminent signing Kalidou Koulibaly suggests he’ll be taking up a wing-back role, at least to start the season.

As for Chelsea, they ranked third for goals conceded, clean sheets and expected goals conceded (xGC) last season, and are once again expected to be one of the best defences in the division, despite the loss of the influential Antonio Rudiger.

Notably, Tuchel’s side face only two of last season’s top six in their first 12 fixtures, hosting Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool in Gameweek 2 and 8 respectively.

FPL POINTS PROJECTIONS

Our algorithm-generated FPL points projections for the 2022/23 campaign have been refreshed for the first time.

These will be updated as pre-season continues and more team news information becomes apparent.

FPL pre-season: Trossard hits hat-trick from wing-back role 2

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  1. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    22 days, 8 hours ago

    Who's the best 4.5m def after Tomi?

    1. Bring back Rafa
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 7 hours ago

      If you think Tomi is the best then White would probably be next. I believe all Leicester defenders are $4.5m while their GK is $5.0m. That screams value to me

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        22 days, 7 hours ago

        Who's most nailed from Leic?

        1. Hog Roast Junkie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          22 days, 7 hours ago

          That’s the dilemma otherwise I think they would be more popular. I would go with Castagne if I had to pick one

        2. The Pesci challenge
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          22 days, 7 hours ago

          Justin

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

          Fofana I think, was sorely missed last season. Too many options at WB, Justin, Castagne, Bertrand, Pereira, Thomas

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 4 Years
            22 days, 7 hours ago

            Yeah, Leicester fixtures are a bit mehh though...

    2. Hog Roast Junkie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 7 hours ago

      Dunk may be worth a punt

    3. Hog Roast Junkie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 7 hours ago

      I toyed with the idea of Jonny for a while, admittedly decided against

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        22 days, 7 hours ago

        What about AitNouri?

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

        Always have to think carefully about toying with your Jonny

    4. JELLYFISH
      • 10 Years
      22 days, 7 hours ago

      Botman

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        22 days, 7 hours ago

        Botman might work, slots right in my rotation...

  2. Hog Roast Junkie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    22 days, 8 hours ago

    Please RMT

    Messier
    TAA, Cancelo, James, Tomi
    Salah, Mahrez, Martinelli, Neto
    Harland, Jesus

    4.0 GK, Neco, Andreas, BJ

    Rotate Tomi / Neto / BJ

    1. Totalfootball
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 7 hours ago

      Solid

    2. Athletico Timbo
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 7 hours ago

      Looks good

    3. FPL Pillars
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 7 hours ago

      Love a BJ

      1. Hog Roast Junkie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        22 days, 7 hours ago

    4. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 7 hours ago

      Not sure why you would put 6 mill on the bench, i would rather have a strong 11. You could go Johnson to 4.5 and then go tomi to martinelli/neto to coutinho/ 7 mill mid

      1. Hog Roast Junkie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        22 days, 7 hours ago

        With 5 subs, covid, condensed European fixtures due to World Cup etc, I think people are underestimating the amount of rotation we will see. I definitely want a strong first sub. I am amazed how weak some of the benches I have seen are

        1. Hog Roast Junkie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          22 days, 7 hours ago

          Also , over first 8 weeks I think both Neto and Martinelli outscore Coutonho - we will see.
          Thanks for the feedback

        2. Bring back Rafa
          • 2 Years
          22 days, 6 hours ago

          Fair point. I can’t see any $5.0 mid or fwd that would fit in there (like Dennis last season, or Soucek before) Would you suggest having Tomi as first sub?

          1. Hog Roast Junkie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            22 days, 6 hours ago

            Depends in fixtures. Forrest, Wolves and Arsenal rotate really well so should always have a good option. Tomi likely first sub the first game as you suggest

  3. ᴋiɴɢ
    • 4 Years
    22 days, 8 hours ago

    Will Everton play 3 at the back?

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 7 hours ago

      It doesn’t matter, they’ll still leak goals

  4. BigCoupes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 8 hours ago

    What are the chances of Salah doing an Aubameyang and taking his foot off the pedal now he's secured a long-term contract and £350k a week?

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 7 hours ago

      Nah cant see it as the lad wants to win the Ballon dor and now mane is out of the way he wants to show he is the main man

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

      Slim to none

    3. Soto Ayam
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 7 hours ago

      It wouldn't be the biggest shock

  5. The Sarjeant
    • 9 Years
    22 days, 8 hours ago

    With unlimited transfers roughly halfway through the season and a Wildcard needed to be used before then, this season is the perfect season to go against the grain and try something a little different. 



    I’ve built my team with two principles in mind: that the value’s in defence and the points are in midfield. The ideal formation for this is a 4-5-1 with a cheap goalkeeper and striker, investing most of my budget in midfield. Now, there is a risk with going with just one playing striker, but with a forward who’s nailed on for 90 minutes every game and doesn’t get rotated eliminates some of that risk - especially with a cheap striker and the money saved going into the midfield and defence. 



    The Team:
    
………………..Henderson
    
……..Trent, Cancelo, Dias, Chilwell

    Salah, Sterling, Luis Diaz, Saka, Coutinho
    
………………….Johnson



    £4.0m - Neco, £4.5m, £4.5m



    Notes:

    - This team was built looking at the first 8 Gameweek’s, after which I’ll likely Wildcard when there’s a bit of a fixture swing - if not before if it all goes horribly wrong.
    
- I’ve opted for Henderson over the popular Raya and Sanchez as I think Forest will surprise a lot of people this season and I’m hoping he can achieve close to his 160 point total from 19/20. I don’t have the same confidence in Brentford this season as others do and Brighton are losing a couple of key defensive assets. I don’t like any other £4.5m goalkeepers.
    
- Coutinho is a placeholder for any emerging bandwagons after the first 3-4 Gameweek’s. Villa have decent-ish fixtures to begin with, although I think I would’ve preferred Mount, Maddison or Foden if I had an extra £1.0m.
    
- Another option is to transfer out Dias or Chilwell for Tomiyasu (Neco plays Bournemouth at home when Arsenal play United away) and use the extra money to bring in Mount, Maddison or Foden.
    
- One disadvantage of this tactic is not owning the ‘shiny new toy’ Erling Haaland and his scary high ownership. But I firmly believe Sterling, being back home in London and the main attacker in a team can match Haaland’s points total for £1.5m less. Sterling along with Salah will be my captains each week.
    
- Brennan Johnson fits the mould perfectly for the type of forward I’m looking for. He’s cheap, nailed on for 90 minutes, on penalties, plays for an attacking team, scores and assists, is pacey and looks a good footballer. I think Forest will do well in the Premier League, just as they did in the FA Cup last year against top flight opponents. They’ve got a good manager, play good football and have recruited well over the summer. Forest and Johnson give me the same vibes as Leeds and Bamford during their first season back in the Premier League. I’m hoping Johnson does as well. 

    - When we have unlimited transfers and my team value has hopefully increased, I’ll have the option to readjust the tactic and spend a little extra upfront or abandon the lone striker strategy altogether.

    

TLDR: 4-5-1 is the best formation known to man, Forest to win the league and Brennan Johnson the Golden Boot.

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 7 Years
      22 days, 7 hours ago

      nice, agree on the 451 thing - gonna get my bench boost out of the way and WC to a 451 in GW3; will probably have Toney or Jesus up top for a while

      1. The Sarjeant
        • 9 Years
        22 days, 7 hours ago

        Yeah I saw your posts on 4-5-1 and going cheap upfront. It helped with my strategy.

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 7 Years
          22 days, 7 hours ago

          legend

    2. Hog Roast Junkie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 7 hours ago

      Not for me but love the out of box thinking. Could be a disaster or brilliant but won’t be boring. Personally don’t think Sterling gets anywhere near covering Harland. If Sterling could somehow become Son or KDB then that would be team!

    3. Red Red Robins
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 7 hours ago

      Do like 451, but for me has to be Kane/Haaland up top to warrant it
      But i cant drop Jesus either haha, so ive gone 442

    4. g40steve
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 7 hours ago

      Like the idea, just monitor Hendo went off yesterday feeling some tightness.

      1. The Sarjeant
        • 9 Years
        22 days, 7 hours ago

        Yeah I saw that too.

  6. thepancakeman123
    • 4 Years
    22 days, 8 hours ago

    New draft, I've tried to go for a more balanced team. Thoughts?

    Raya
    Trent, Robertson, James, Chilwell
    Salah, Saka, Mount, Neto
    Haaland, Awoniyi

    Balcombe, Andreas, N.Williams, Greenwood

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 7 hours ago

      Wait and see with mount but i would go saka/mount to mahrez

      1. The Pesci challenge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        22 days, 7 hours ago

        And Robbo to cancelo and then saka/mount to Diaz

        1. thepancakeman123
          • 4 Years
          22 days, 7 hours ago

          This is a fair shout, I just think Robertson gets more points than Diaz and Saka/Mount are more guaranteed for minutes than Diaz. But Diaz could absolutely explode this season too

      2. thepancakeman123
        • 4 Years
        22 days, 7 hours ago

        Pep roulette just scares me lol, RW and LW for City could easily be any combination of Mahrez, Foden, Bernardo or Grealish. Even Alvarez can play on the right.

    2. Tomerick
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 6 hours ago

      Raya owners have to consider that Balcombe isn’t the back up any more.

  7. Gudjohnsen
    • 5 Years
    22 days, 8 hours ago

    How's this looking?
    Raya
    TAA, Cancelo, James, Perisic
    Salah, Diaz, Rashford, Neto
    Jesus, Haaland

    Bench: Brentford keeper, Greenwood, N.Williams, Pereira

    Thoughts?

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 7 hours ago

      Similar to mine so i like it other than wait and see with rashford. I would consider odegaard or a Leeds mid

  8. g40steve
    • 4 Years
    22 days, 8 hours ago

    Really struggling to get a squad I like this season!
    Too many premiums but lottery on who & don’t want another Werner because of ownership.

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

      Same, usually i like a bench player but with the team i have i cant go higher than 4.5
      Stopped tinkering the past week as 1 minor change results in 47 other changes

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 7 hours ago

      Kane is the name of the game

    3. The Sarjeant
      • 9 Years
      22 days, 7 hours ago

      Try to eliminate the ones you don’t want.

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

      I'm pretty happy with my team now and have only changed it twice from my first draft. Will admit I'm getting cold feet a little over going without Jesus. That being said I have easy routes to him if Kane or Haaland don't work out

  9. diesel001
    • 5 Years
    22 days, 8 hours ago

    Henderson
    TAA - Robertson - Cancelo - Dias - Romero
    Diaz - Rashford
    Kane - Haaland - Jesus

    Hennessey - Andreas - Dasilva - Reed

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

      Different!!!! Like it alot

    2. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 7 hours ago

      No to Romero as he is a card magnet, Dias to James Jesus + 4.5 mid to 4.5 ST + mahrez

      1. diesel001
        • 5 Years
        22 days, 7 hours ago

        Don't want any Chelsea. Think they will struggle and hence their players are overpriced.

    3. The Sarjeant
      • 9 Years
      22 days, 7 hours ago

      This is the complete opposite to my strategy.

      1. diesel001
        • 5 Years
        22 days, 7 hours ago

        The issue with forwards is there are no 4.5m players that get game time. But then all the good forwards are 8.0m and better. So go heavy with forwards and use the value 4.5m midfielders (who will keep getting 2pts) to allow you to boost the defence.

        1. The Sarjeant
          • 9 Years
          22 days, 7 hours ago

          All the good midfielders are £8.0m+ too. If you have a striker who’s nailed on for 90 minutes, I don’t see the issue too much with £4.5m forwards.

          1. diesel001
            • 5 Years
            22 days, 7 hours ago

            Indeed. But the difference with the midfielders is I can get 2 or 3 £4.5m players who will likely play every week. Whereas up front, I have to pay at least £6.0m for a forward that will play every week. And they aren't even that good a forward.

    4. Gudjohnsen
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 7 hours ago

      If you are ready to go without Salah it looks good.

  10. Dacra
    • 7 Years
    22 days, 8 hours ago

    Mendy
    Robbo - Cancelo - Perisic (Tomi, Williams)
    Diaz - Mount - Foden - Martinelli (Andreas)
    Jesus - Haaland - Nunez

    Pretty set on this, excluding injuries or doubt about Nunez increasing after charity shield (it's a gamble I know, but Liverpool fan here and I see him doing well, this slagging he's getting from few minutes in friendlies is madness.)

    1. Dacra
      • 7 Years
      22 days, 7 hours ago

      Or changed to Ederson, Trent, Chilwell. Same price, same 3 defence cover.

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 7 hours ago

      Big fan of this team. Nice work!

    3. FPL_Crisis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      22 days, 6 hours ago

      Do you not want Trent?
      On what planet does VVD +2.5m not outscore Nunez?
      Plus you’re banking on the striker hitting the ground running as a likely wc around gw8/9 if not before.

  11. Donnie Chen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    22 days, 8 hours ago

    Thoughts? With Raphina gone I think Sinisterra will rip it up at Leeds....

    Sanchez
    Cancelo TAA Tomiyasu
    Raphna Salah Neto Mount Sinisterra
    Jesus Haaland Wilson

    Subs: (Steele/Andreas/Vestergaard/N Williams)

    1. Donnie Chen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      22 days, 7 hours ago

      Whoops ignore that Raphina is still in this team. -433

      Sanchez
      Cancelo TAA Tomiyasu
      Salah Neto Mount Sinisterra
      Jesus Haaland Wilson
      Subs: (Steele/Andreas/Vestergaard/N Williams)

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        22 days, 7 hours ago

        Different but looking good!

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 7 hours ago

      You still have Raphinha despite he is gone

      1. have you seen cyan
        • 3 Years
        22 days, 7 hours ago

        thats how u get 4 Barca players

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

    TAA - Cancelo - James - X - Neco

    Price not an issue - who should be my last defender?

    1. The Sarjeant
      • 9 Years
      22 days, 7 hours ago

      Dias - same defence as mine except I have Chilwell instead of James.

    2. thepancakeman123
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 7 hours ago

      If you only have Salah, Robertson. If you have Salah and Diaz, Chilwell

  13. Dacra
    • 7 Years
    22 days, 7 hours ago

    More attacking returns (ignoring clean sheets)

    A) Trent, Chilwell
    B) Robbo, Cancelo

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 7 hours ago

      B

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 7 hours ago

      B for me, plus 0,5M

  14. HollywoodXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    22 days, 7 hours ago

    RMT 🙂 Been on this for a while now…

    Ramsdale
    Trent Robbo Cancelo James Perisic
    Diaz Neto
    Kane Haaland Jesus

    Gaziniga Dasilva Andreas Colback

  15. Jeppe1234
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 7 hours ago

    RMT

    Meslier, 4m
    TAA, Cancelo, James, Ait nouri (Williams)
    Salah, Diaz, Mahrez, Bailey (andreas)
    Jesus, Haaland (4.5)

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

      Looks good but no Son or Kane?

    2. Hog Roast Junkie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 6 hours ago

      Looks good if Bailey can stay fit

  16. DeeJazz
    • 1 Year
    22 days, 7 hours ago

    Which trio is better:
    A) Mount & Saka & Mitrovic
    B) Rashford/Eriksen &Saka/Mount & Jesus

    Jesus as I saw in pre season games looks very well. Saka first game and score a goal and he is penalty taker.
    Mitrovic didn't play but offensive style of Fulham and Serbian player on penalties is good option. In other way I have a Rashford or Eriksen in new Manchester United. Two games and 8 goals looks pretty well and with Rashford or Eriksen with good fixtures can be some points. Mason Mount I'm waiting for the game because he has super stats in previous season. Probably he has corner kicks and some free kicks and probably also if Jorginho will not play, he was the next one for penalties.

    So which option you will prefer ?

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 6 hours ago

      B

    2. thepancakeman123
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 6 hours ago

      If you don't have to play Mitrovic vs Liverpool, then A for me easily

    3. RichieW
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 6 hours ago

      A for me

      I think mount could be this year's Bowen

  17. Nightcrawler
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 7 hours ago

    LOVE to see FPL back oh yes I do!

    1. BigJarvishManmynameisq
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 7 hours ago

      Welcome back, to the MUD

    2. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 7 hours ago

      There he is, our favourite trash-talker! Can't wait for my first mudbath of the season!

  18. RichieW
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    22 days, 7 hours ago

    Ederson
    Trent Robbo James Chilwell Cancelo
    Diaz Mount Saka
    11.5 Jesus

    Undecided on Haaland/Kane

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

      Kane until we see how Haaland settles into PL

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

        Was leaning Kane so I could switch Diaz to Foden/Mahrez

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

          If i was going to take Diaz out it would be for Mahrez but i'd also look at keeping Diaz too mate

  19. have you seen cyan
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 7 hours ago

    Anyone looking at Barkley?

    1. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 6 hours ago

      Seriously?

  20. Bring back Rafa
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 7 hours ago

    Is everyone assuming that Diaz just slots into Mane’s spot and plays the same amount of minutes? Who would his competition be on that side? Jota? Origi?

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

      I'm wary myself
      Could end up like the city wide players mins wise other than Salah

      Jota Firmino Darwin Diaz all rotating

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

        Tempted to switch to bowen but need to find 0.5

    2. Red Red Robins
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 7 hours ago

      Diazs spot to lose tbh

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

        Have to agree since Mane is gone its Diaz's spot to lose for sure imo too

    3. BigJarvishManmynameisq
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 7 hours ago

      He's relatively nailed, I'm more in the camp that he's gonna perform around 8-9m mark I don't think he's gonna score to a 10.5-11m level, only pre season but he's started how he left off last season, looking the most threatening player on the pitch while avoiding major hauls or even returns at all sometimes

    4. Riska
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      22 days, 7 hours ago

      I saw Klopp said Jota is a no for the Charity Shield with a hamstring injury so I’m more confident that Diaz will at least start against Fulham. I’m keeping .5 in the bank and eyeing a Bowen move at some point after that.

    5. BigManZimo
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 7 hours ago

      I'd be surprised Origi played even 1 minute 😉

    6. jacob1989
        21 days, 4 hours ago

        Origi left. In that position i guess jota with darwin as CF

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

      How's this looking?

      Sanchez/Raya

      TAA / Chilwell / Laporte / Ait Nourri

      Salah / Diaz / Mount / Martinelli

      Kane / Jesus

      Steele | Andreas | Williams | Greenwood.

      Thanks

      1. Red Red Robins
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        22 days, 6 hours ago

        Looking good mate

    8. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 7 hours ago

      Jonny or Botman

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

        I've gone Botman

    9. The Mandalorian
      • 9 Years
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Nice gift from the Premier League.
      All pre season fixtures, match results and gane report.

      https://www.premierleague.com/news/2554997

    10. tai31YNWA
        21 days, 18 hours ago

        who is the best 8mil mid?

        1. kroky
          • 11 Years
          18 days, 6 hours ago

          Very hard to choose between Saka ,Diaz and Madison. I went Saka because I'm a gooner haha

      • Hotdogs for Tea
        • 6 Years
        20 days, 13 hours ago

        omg I just dropped Mahrez in to my team … heavens forbid I believe I have lost my marbles 🙂

      • kroky
        • 11 Years
        18 days, 7 hours ago

        Latest draft any thoughts appreciated

        Raya

        TAA , cancelo , James , trippier

        Neto , Bruno G ,Saka , Salah (c)

        Jesus Haaland

        I have 0.5 left. Thinking maybe JWP instead of Bruno G

      • Drys
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 21 hours ago

        RMT
        James cancelo TAA Cucurella
        Diaz salah Martinelli bruno guimarães
        Haaland Jesus
        Forster n. Williams andreas plange