Scout Notes

FPL Gameweek 1 recap: Jesus blanks but Arsenal impress

We round up the key Fantasy Premier League (FPL) talking points from Crystal Palace v Arsenal in our Scout Notes summary.

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ENCOURAGING SIGNS FOR ARSENAL ATTACK

Jesus blanks but Arsenal get off to perfect start: FPL notes 1

Arsenal were left frustrated at missing out on Champions League football last season, but there was a lot to like about their performance at Selhurst Park on Friday, especially in an attacking sense.

In the early stages, they were electric up front, with Gabriel Jesus (£8.0m) – owned by a whopping 77.1% of FPL managers at kick-off – showing glimpses that the hype built up in pre-season was justified.

The opener arrived from a set-piece routine after some sloppy marking, an ongoing issue for Palace that clearly hasn’t been fixed over the summer.

Gabriel Martinelli (£6.0m) headed home Oleksandr Zinchenko’s (£5.0m) nod back from a corner, a relief for the Brazilian after he had missed a huge chance earlier on after some good work from Jesus.

As a result, only Liverpool and Manchester City (15) have scored more Premier League goals from corners than Arsenal (14) since the start of last season, which is worth noting with Leicester City up next, another side who struggled to defend dead-ball situations in 2021/22.

Arsenal secured the three points against the run of play as Bukayo Saka’s (£8.0m) cross took a huge deflection and hit the net.

“The game he (Jesus) played right from the start is just a nightmare for defenders. He is electric, he never stops, he is always on your shoulder, he is ready to go with and without the ball and I am really pleased with his performance.” – Mikel Arteta on Gabriel Jesus

ZINCHENKO AND SALIBA IMPRESS

Oleksandr Zinchenko put in a solid shift for Arsenal at left-back, producing a 12-point haul via an assist, clean sheet and maximum bonus.

During the match, he registered one shot in the box and created two chances for his team-mates, whilst his movement often saw him invert as Arsenal settled into a 3-2-4-1 shape in possession.

And it worked very well for the most part, with Martinelli and Jesus linking up nicely in the final-third.

Above: Arsenal’s average position map v Crystal Palace in Gameweek 1, featuring no 35 Oleksandr Zinchenko


“Both of them (Jesus and Zinchenko), the way we started shows how hungry they are, the risks they take, the initiative they give in the game. They are really big additions for us. That is something he (Zinchenko) gives, that ability and versatility – and it is something we don’t have.” – Mikel Arteta

Elsewhere, French defender William Saliba (£4.5m) made his first start in an Arsenal shirt and was excellent, while Aaron Ramsdale (£5.0m) made two important saves to deny Odsonne Edouard (£5.5m) and Eberechi Eze (£5.5m), ensuring the Gunners clean sheet was kept intact.

“Wili (Saliba) was phenomenal – his relationship with Gabriel, his understanding with the back four, for him to play his first Premier League game away from home against Palace, really credit to the boy because he stood with a big presence and a lot of composure.” – Mikel Arteta

Mikel Arteta’s side now have an appealing set of games to come, which includes back-to-back matches against newly-promoted sides in Gameweeks 3 and 4.


PALACE START SLOWLY

Palace improved as the game wore on, with Edouard and Eze forcing Ramsdale into a couple of fine stops, but a slow start essentially cost them.

Patrick Vieira had said on Thursday that his team were behind tactically after being split up during pre-season, and it was evident as Arsenal launched wave after wave of attacks in the early stages.

Eze, meanwhile, didn’t see enough of the ball during that spell but improved significantly after the break and should have scored, while Joachim Andersen’s (£4.5m) long-range passes to the flanks caught the eye.

“It’s something we spoke about: we know Arsenal shuffle a lot and switch sides, so it worked well. I found Wilf and Jordan a few times.” – Joachim Andersen

However, the Eagles will be disappointed with their start in Gameweek 1, and it doesn’t get any easier with trips to Liverpool and Man City in their next three fixtures.

“Football is about trying to score goals and we played against a good side. It’s really difficult to control the game against teams that have really good players. We had the ball, we had situations but we didn’t create very much. In the key moments, we didn’t score to lift the crowd and build momentum. That is something we have to work on.” – Patrick Vieira


Crystal Palace XI: Guaita, Clyne, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell, Doucoure (Milivojevic 75), Schlupp (Hughes 86), Eze (Ebiowei 86), Ayew, Zaha, Edouard (Mateta 58)

Arsenal XI: Ramsdale, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko (Tierney 83), Partey, Xhaka, Saka, Odegaard (Lokonga 90+3), Martinelli, Jesus (Nketiah 83)

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  1. Martial Mathers
    • 12 Years
    2 days, 13 hours ago

    Based on yesterday I would say White and Xhaka should be the ones to make way once the full backs return

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

      Yeah how Xhaka still gets minutes is beyond me

    2. SAKA AND EMILE SMITH ROWE
      • 5 Years
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      Xhaka will continue to play, so pivotal to Arsenal doing well, grossly underrated/disrespected

      1. Martial Mathers
        • 12 Years
        2 days, 12 hours ago

        He’s a liability and once Partey was injured he imploded last year.

        Oh and yesterday as a big, tough CDM he got book for simulation.

    3. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      White was out of position and it showed - they need Tomi back quick.
      Zinky is too slow to be wingback and Tierney is needed there. He should replace Xhaka, but to be fair, Xhaka is important to the Arsenal midfield, to Zinky displacing him isn't a given. I'm waiting to see how Arteta plays this before moving for Zinchenko.

    4. Johnjo
      • 4 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      Saliba looked excellent though and should keep his place and seems like a bargain at 4.5

    5. diesel001
      • 5 Years
      2 days, 10 hours ago

      There is an argument, given how Tierney, Smith-Rowe, Martinelli and Tomiyasu pick up so many injuries, that Arsenal play a 3-5-2 using the players at their disposal:

      Ramsdale
      White Saliba Gabriel
      Saka Partey Odegaard Vieira Zinchenko
      Jesus Martinelli

      Turner
      Tomiyasu Holding Mari
      Soares Lokonga Smith-Rowe Xhaka Tierney
      Nketiah Pepe

      Sell: Bellerin, Maitland-Niles, Elneny, Torreira
      Loan out: Nelson, Marquinhos

  2. ᴋiɴɢ
    • 4 Years
    2 days, 13 hours ago

    Can't wait for Doherty and Perisic to both start today

    #bibtheory

    1. Siva Mohan
      • 9 Years
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      *start on bench and come on to gain some fitness

    2. Martial Mathers
      • 12 Years
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      I think Southampton will score in any case

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        2 days, 12 hours ago

        James Ward-Prowse scored in this fixture last season. Even Pep said he is the best freekick taker lol.

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          2 days, 12 hours ago

          Sorry, scored at home and 2 assists in the away fixture.

    3. Baps hunter
      • 4 Years
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      I can already see many transfers from R James to Doh/Zinch happening when 1 million is needed.

    4. yousunkmybattleship
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      They will do

  3. Baked baines
    • 7 Years
    2 days, 12 hours ago

    Mark isn’t in the mods Cons league this year then?
    Anyone a link to his team?

    1. Baps hunter
      • 4 Years
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      Anyone else who uses that league as a comparison tool instead of own mini leagues?

      1. Don Rogers FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 days, 10 hours ago

        Yes, I will pick on a couple of them doing similarly after say 10 weeks and then try to stay ahead. Last season was quite refreshing being ahead of Mark for so long.

    2. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      No Salah and Johnson up top is all you need to know.

    3. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      Just checked - he's sitting top of that league, with Ramsdale, Martinelli and Saka. 20 points

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 5 Years
        2 days, 11 hours ago

        Beginners luck...

    4. Evasivo
      • 12 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      He’s in it, though FFScoutJoe isn’t unless as an alias

  4. jason_ni
    • 6 Years
    2 days, 12 hours ago

    Going to be one of those seasons!

    Zinchenko in my 11 literally from day he signed for arsenal.

    Then made last minute change, and moved him 1st on bench.

    Leon Bailey of all people, not sure what I was thinking, just thought palace were good for a goal and didn't expect the assist!

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

      Arsenal lucky to get that clean sheet

      1. Baps hunter
        • 4 Years
        2 days, 12 hours ago

        Clean sheets are usually lucky. Perhaps MCI sometimes allows no shots (or real chances). But yes, xGC over 1 equals lucky.

    2. Baps hunter
      • 4 Years
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      Bench points are not lost points, but you simply don't bench 5.0 Ars def home vs CP. I have Bailey first on my bench, but at least I will get real money should he score 🙂

      1. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        2 days, 12 hours ago

        Arsenal were away to Palace who were decent enough at home last season

        1. jason_ni
          • 6 Years
          2 days, 12 hours ago

          Yeah, if arsenal were home he'd have remained in the 11. Cest la vie.

      2. LangerznMash
        • 6 Years
        2 days, 12 hours ago

        Arsenal were away so I understand the logic to benching Zinc. Palace probably should have scored a goal.

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

      To be fair the assist was a bit of a random one, I had and played Saliba but expected Palace to score too but wasn't playing Pereira or Neco over him

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

        Arsenal completely controlled the first half. Then early in the second, Ramsdale had a few shonky moments, and it panicked the Arsenal side into sitting deeper, allowing Palace into the game, whereupon they had a few chances.
        I took out Ramsdale for Ederson as a result of losing faith in Peresic in the last hour. My mistake was getting Cash instead of Zinchenko, but long term it might be justified as I can see Ramsdale being the cause of a few lost clean sheets in the coming games.

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 days, 12 hours ago

          Ramsdale a bit dodgy in the last 8 matches of last season too.

          Compared to how he started the season.

        2. PartyTime
          • 1 Year
          2 days, 12 hours ago

          Cash hasn’t even played yet. Won’t be a mistake if he outscores Zinchenko

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

          I ended up missing the game but don't blame your logic, I was convinced Arsenal would concede in their first couple of games so I ended up not comfortable with a 5m def for that purpose so I moved out Zinchenko. Ended up moving Saliba in when I felt comfortable that he'd be able to nail down a spot and given his value, but Ramsdale is definitely a liability at times.

    4. LangerznMash
      • 6 Years
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      Palace had an xG of 1.21

    5. PartyTime
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      Bailey should do well today imo

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

        I doubled up with Bailey and Cash to target that Bou non-defence. I still expect them to be far less of a threat than Palace.

  5. Steerpike
    • 13 Years
    2 days, 12 hours ago

    Anyone seen a RMWCT yet?

    1. Siva Mohan
      • 9 Years
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      starts tonight

      1. Baps hunter
        • 4 Years
        2 days, 12 hours ago

        Tomorrow, I'd say

      2. noquarternt
        • 7 Years
        2 days, 11 hours ago

        This

    2. Arn De Gothia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      Lmao, soon. Lets enjoy the whinings first. “I knew I should have etc”

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      There were some last night knee jerking.

  6. Jafooli
    • 10 Years
    2 days, 12 hours ago

    Can't log on to FPL at the moment, can someone let me know how I'm doing for GW1 so far?

    ID 7232118

    1. Siva Mohan
      • 9 Years
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      FPL deleted the account

    2. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      Surely you know which players you own played last night?

    3. Baps hunter
      • 4 Years
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      Try livefpl

    4. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      What's the joke?

      1. Baps hunter
        • 4 Years
        2 days, 12 hours ago

        Him being Vidar Kjelsson. Let us all call him Vidar here after him telling his name 😉

    5. Baps hunter
      • 4 Years
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      Your name here is Vidar forever from now on!

      1. Siva Mohan
        • 9 Years
        2 days, 12 hours ago

        Jaf Vidar with 96+ accounts

    6. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      Oh

      TC on Zinchenko and all in on Palace and Arsenal to lead on Saturday morning with a thousand team's.

      I thought that life in Sweden was more interesting.

    7. LangerznMash
      • 6 Years
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      You had Zinchenko Triple captain (set in as a Man City player) and also Saliba, Martinelli and Gabriel so you scored 59 points.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 days, 12 hours ago

        It's not him tho.

        1. Baps hunter
          • 4 Years
          2 days, 11 hours ago

          Everyone knows now that he is a man with new name 😉

  7. jason_ni
    • 6 Years
    2 days, 12 hours ago

    10k people bought haaland last night, did he look sharp?

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

      Problem was, Kane blanked.

    2. Siva Mohan
      • 9 Years
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      8K sold Kane

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

        But seriously, it makes a bit of sense even though it's not for me. If you're committed to booking in a transfer so that Kane gets Southampton and Haaland gets Bournemouth, but you have no money in the bank to cope with a price rise, you gotta go early.

        1. Not again Shirley
          • 5 Years
          2 days, 12 hours ago

          Self fulfilling prophecy right there.

        2. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 days, 11 hours ago

          There’s early and then there is that, they could just wait unit tomorrow night

    3. Johnjo
      • 4 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      A bit premature before either have actually played but I guess there's an overall logic to it.

      More bizarre though is that about 4k people have already SOLD Haaland this week and a similar number of 4k people have BOUGHT Kane. What's that about?!

  8. LangerznMash
    • 6 Years
    2 days, 12 hours ago

    Not sure if this was already discussed last night but have players always received an assist for an own goal? or is this new?
    I really didn't expected Saka to get points last night.
    Would an off target shot that deflects in to the net (own goal) also be classed as an assist for the player who had the shot?

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

      Yes, it has happened before

    2. Siva Mohan
      • 9 Years
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      OGs have assists from long time

    3. Jafooli
      • 10 Years
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      It's the source of most angst every season, debate rages for days....

    4. LangerznMash
      • 6 Years
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      Okay thanks I've never noticed that before.
      Anyone have the answer to my off target shot deflected in own goal assist question??

      1. Respect My Authoritah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 days, 12 hours ago

        If a shot is off target and it goes in off an opposition players, the player shooting gets the assist. That's what happened yesterday.

        Bit confused at your question - if the shot is on target, the player shooting gets the goal, just like IRL.

        1. LangerznMash
          • 6 Years
          2 days, 11 hours ago

          Saka crossed it yesterday, different to a shot off target.

          1. Respect My Authoritah
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 days, 11 hours ago

            Ah, right. Yeah a deflected cross is the same as a deflected shot off target for an assist. Always has been in FPL as far as I can remember.

          2. Karhumies
            • 10 Years
            2 days, 11 hours ago

            There is no automatic, reliable way to distinguish between off-target shot/pass/cross from each other getting deflected into the goal by a defending player, so they are all treated equally for FPL purposes. You would have to estimate the intention in the player's head, the trajectory of the ball, the positioning of the team mates, and still there would be cases which simply can not be classified under any label reliably. Why even bother trying to classify them and treat each category differently?

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

          If the shot is on target and deflects in the player that took the shot is credited with the goal.
          If the shot is off target and defects in then the defender that it deflects off is credited with an own goal.

      2. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 5 Years
        2 days, 12 hours ago

        The answer is yes...

  9. TriggerHappy
    • 10 Years
    2 days, 12 hours ago

    Hey guys,

    If anyone is still looking to join a league use giz19t. Would love a few more people. Head to head league.

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

      It said the league was closed to new entries

      1. boombaba
        • 9 Years
        2 days, 11 hours ago

        Not fast, your last

  10. diesel001
    • 5 Years
    2 days, 12 hours ago

    So, the template team (using most selected % from the FPL site) was:

    Mendy - (Ward)
    TAA - Cancelo - James - Perisic - (N.Williams)
    Salah(c) - Saka - Martinelli - Bailey - (Andreas)
    Haaland - Jesus - (Greenwood)

    That team has:

    - the two most selected GKs
    - the five most selected DFs
    - three of the four most selected FWs
    - five of the seven most selected MFs

    Got off to a good start yesterday as well with Saka, Martinelli and Jesus

  11. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 days, 12 hours ago

    I'm surprised to see that Jesus's price on FPL statics is stable did he look good despite the blank ?

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      Yeah, he was good. He did look a bit rough and inexperienced at times though tbh - his decision making isn't the best

      1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 days, 11 hours ago

        I thought he was excellent. His team mates still need to improve on looking for him and feeding him the ball.

        1. Respect My Authoritah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 days, 11 hours ago

          Him and Odegaard both "pulled an Ozil" though...had a fantastic opportunity to shoot in a great position and then tried to overplay and ended up worse off

          1. tjostolv
            • 9 Years
            2 days, 11 hours ago

            Yes that was frustrating. Sometimes wonder if Ødegaard is instructed to pass no mather what

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      Very very Jesus like

    3. Coolbean
      • 3 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      Think that takes into consideration new accounts created in GW2 that included him in (those WC transfers in should be excluded for price change purposes), as he was on about +10% even before kickoff

      Might fall before -100%

  12. maltasi
    • 13 Years
    2 days, 12 hours ago

    Beware the opening weekend! They usually always throw up a few red herrings of resukts or performances.

    Last season Man City lost yet went on to be champions.

    My boys Watford beat Villa at Vicarage Road, yet only had one more home win all season and went down.

    Everton won, looked the real deal under Rafa yet only just survived.

    Arsenal were hopeless at Brentford, yet almost made the Champions League.

    And the biggest individual points scorer was Bruno Fernandes, as United scored 5! That worked out well as the season progressed NOT!

    So who do you think will be this weekend’s red herring? A freak result or performance that gets us all excited only to prove to be another opening weekend one off

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      Villa & Bailey vs Southampton, although maybe continues vs Everton next week too

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      I just need my differentials Robbo, Mount, Sterling and Bamford to have a cracking day and the 2 points from Jesus will be forgotten.

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

      Zinchenko and Martinelli for -4?

      : )

      1. Pino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 days, 11 hours ago

        Not a bad pick.

    4. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      I suppose Brighton slaughtering United doesn't count these days?

      1. Milkman Bruno
        • 1 Year
        2 days, 11 hours ago

        Nah, not sure anyone would be too surprised by it at this point

    5. Milkman Bruno
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      Neto at Wolves 😆

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

      Everton to snatch a result from Chelsea but still get relegated.

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 days, 11 hours ago

        Roffle my waffle

        Mount double digit haul

        Frankie will give him a wink and a no

        Up the Chels

    7. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      Is that you Camzy?

    8. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      I think Bournemouth and Fulham will both do better than people are expecting

      1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 days, 11 hours ago

        Over the season, but not today, I think. Both managers have already got their excuses in early, saying they're desperately short of quality and need to bring in new faces.

      2. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 days, 11 hours ago

        You lost me at Bournemouth

    9. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      You mean Zinchenko isn’t going to be the top scorer???

    10. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      Southampton. They could lose 6-0 to Spurs today or draw 2-2. They're that kind of team.

      I also think Leeds are going to do better than people think.

      If the promoted clubs, I'd give Forest the best chance of an upset.

      Liverpool will have to be apocalyptically bad and wasteful to not absolutely muller Fulham.

      Bournemouth are pants, but they are at home, and Villa are another team more than capable of stinking up a game they should clearly win on paper, so that could happen.

  13. Respect My Authoritah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 days, 12 hours ago

    So what's the deal with Chelsea defence now? If all are fit, would the first choice backline likely be:

    James Koulibaly Silva Cucurella Chilwell?

    1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      Are they finished? Still trying for Fofana.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        2 days, 11 hours ago

        I think they will sign at least one more defender, possibly 2.

      2. Respect My Authoritah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 days, 11 hours ago

        Yeah guess that could really shake things up - would be unsure about anyone other than James if they sign him

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      Fofana for Silva

      But yeah

      Chilly isn’t right. Don’t expect to see him at his best until after WC

    3. diesel001
      • 5 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      Looking for another CB as Alonso is likely on his way out.

      Mendy
      Koulibaly Silva ?????
      James Jorginho Kante Chilwell
      Mount Havertz
      Sterling

      Kepa
      Azpi Sarr Chalobah
      RLC Kovacic Gallagher Cucurella
      CHO Pulisic
      Broja

      They are trying to get rid of Ziyech, Werner, Emerson, Ampadu and Barkley

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

        They appear to be game for bringing Aubamayang from Barcelona. Yikes!

  14. Pino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 days, 12 hours ago

    OMG Im so exited for the games!

    Ward (Iversen)
    TAA Walker Robertson Perisic (Nico)
    Saka Son(C) Diaz Martinelli (Andreas)
    Jesus Kane (Dervişoğlu)

    0.5 ITB

    I wish I was even more brave and went for Darwin instead of Diaz.

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      The whirling Dervis - awesome selection!

      1. Pino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 days, 11 hours ago

        Im confident in my team. 🙂

        Walker is there to cover City def. I dont care if he only gets 6p, he is 2m cheaper then Cancelo.

        Im afraid of Salah, but in case Liverpool scores a lot Diaz should also get some points.

        Spurs attack looked sharped in pre season. Conte was pushing them hard. I think there fitness is better ten Southampton and it may prove important today. I think Spurs assets are going under the radar.

        GW2 Son or Kane can be moved to a City mid or striker.

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      Darwin is by far the better player. If I knew he’d play 60 he’d be straight in

  15. Lampard 8
    • 8 Years
    2 days, 12 hours ago

    Hello,

    For the 2022/23 Fantasy Premier League why don't you join my mini-league "The great north."?

    Joining the league couldn't be easier. Simply use the link below and you'll be added automatically after you've entered the game.

    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/auto-join/51pvb7

    League Code: 51pvb7

    Looking forward to playing against you this season!

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      Is it just for northern people

    2. Lampard 8
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      Hi it is for everyone.

    3. The Train Driver
      • 7 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      As a Lannister i refuse to support your league...

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 days, 11 hours ago

        Shame Shame shame Shame

      2. Lampard 8
        • 8 Years
        2 days, 11 hours ago

        Ok no problem.

    4. Pino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      Does Norway count as North?

    5. Lampard 8
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      It is just a name. Iam from Zimbabwe and I don't think Zimbabwe is in great north either.

      1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 days, 11 hours ago

        Northern Rhodesia, isn't it?

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 days, 11 hours ago

          Or North Korea?

  16. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 days, 12 hours ago

    Arsenal looked good last night, should finish in the top 7 or 8

    1. Tabasco
      • 11 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      Phwoar check out the banter Steve's got lads

  17. ᴋiɴɢ
    • 4 Years
    2 days, 12 hours ago

    Chelsea bid 70m for Fofana. Bid rejected by Leicester. Player keen to move.

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

      My take Fofana will leave. Maddison will stay. They'll use the money to sign 2-3 players.

      1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 days, 11 hours ago

        Maddi's just agreed a new contract, so he stays. Fofana and Tielemans are likely to depart, and the joker in the pack - this is my tip here - is Vardy going to Old Trafford in a deadline day panic.

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      Mr Dodgers making Roman look like Oliver Twist.

      62 million Fing pounds for Mark Cucarella!! Honestly….???

  18. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 days, 12 hours ago

    I'm not gonna take a hit all season.

    Well at least gw 3 anyway.

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      Haha. I have the same idea, less hits this season, see how long it lasts

  19. Chris_l25
    • 4 Years
    2 days, 12 hours ago

    How are people transferring players already....

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

      Wildcards

    2. Evasivo
      • 12 Years
      2 days, 12 hours ago

      Some play the game differently, highest/lowest value etc

    3. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      Go to fpl transfers tab, click player and then ‘replace’ then search the player you want to put in. Click confirm and then it’s done

      1. Pino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 days, 11 hours ago

        lol

      2. Chris_l25
        • 4 Years
        2 days, 11 hours ago

        Har Har

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

        How did I never notice this

  20. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    2 days, 12 hours ago

    Over to you Kane & Son after the Jesus blank X

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      Sonny haul today

    2. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      Got Liverpool to shoot fish in a barrel first.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        2 days, 11 hours ago

        Salah & Trent enough coverage for that one I hope

    3. Milkman Bruno
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      Worried non Son owner here. I think he will smash it

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        2 days, 11 hours ago

        Hope so!

  21. Milkman Bruno
    • 1 Year
    2 days, 11 hours ago

    Just noticed Colwill is 4.5m at Brighton. Thought we would have another 4m defender there

    1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      Ah, must have just been added. Will be one to monitor.

      1. Milkman Bruno
        • 1 Year
        2 days, 11 hours ago

        If he went on loan before the Cucurella move, he’d have been 4m I reckon. Seems he moved as part of the deal though.

        1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 days, 11 hours ago

          If he's been listed at Chelsea he'd have been 4.0, but he never was.

          1. Milkman Bruno
            • 1 Year
            2 days, 11 hours ago

            Yeah, this even more so. Probably expected another Championship loan so hadn’t bothered.

  22. ᴋiɴɢ
    • 4 Years
    2 days, 11 hours ago

    Paul Joyce: Roberto Firmino is likely to feature up front against Fulham today ahead of Darwin Núñez

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      “ONlY neEdS 15 MiNs To HaUl”

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      I.e. the Charity Shield starting 11.

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

        Alisson will be available

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          2 days, 11 hours ago

          Yes of course so should have said the outfield players.

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

      Given how Fulham are likely to set up I think it makes sense, won't be anywhere near as open as the City game

      1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 days, 11 hours ago

        Early on, but if they concede a couple early doors, will their heads drop? Wouldn't surprise me if he comes on for half an hour and hauls.

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

          Nunez? I'd say he will, Fulham haven't had a good preseason and are still light in the squad. Harry Wilson's injury is a huge blow

  23. Saint Marvin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 days, 11 hours ago

    “Own Goals
    If a player shoots or passes the ball and forces an opposing player to put the ball in his own net, then an assist is awarded.”

  24. Who’s got a planned move this week?
    THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 days, 11 hours ago

    Who’s got a planned move this week?

    What is it and when will you be making it?

    Son to KDB here, will go for it if KDB looks like rising

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

      My planned move is to roll my FT

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 days, 11 hours ago

        Fair play

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      Kane to halland or Diaz to foden if he looks good

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 days, 11 hours ago

        Both good moves

    3. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      I've left 1.0 itb for options, but not a planned move. I started with Haaland over Kane to specifically avoid being locked in.

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 days, 11 hours ago

        Started with 1m in the bank! Takes some discipline, fair play mate

        1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 days, 11 hours ago

          The "discipline" is the dangerous ploy of opting for Dias over Cancelo. Everyone has Cancelo, but I'm making the judgement call that Haaland's presence will reduce Cancelo's chances of returns beyond the clean sheets that Dias delivers. Could prove very wrong!

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

            Think that's a fair move to begin with, I have Cancelo and am fully expecting only 1-2pts from him tomorrow

    4. ᴋiɴɢ
      • 4 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      roll the FT

    5. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      Maby getting Zinchenko for Trippier, but have 0.5 and no hurry

    6. Milkman Bruno
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      No, I try set up for 2ft in gw3 generally when I start. So barring injuries I will save my ft.

    7. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      I won't be making any unless injuries strike. GW2 2 FT's and 2 moves pending price changes lol

    8. Brakos2k
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      Kulu to Foden or Mahrez

    9. No Need
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      Kane or Kulu to Man City but nothing off the table.

    10. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      Same.

    11. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 10 hours ago

      I have Mahrez so expecting him to force a transfer.

      Otherwise, no. Will hold, hopefully

    12. Ballistics
      • 5 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Hoping to roll the FT.

      If not it’s Mount to Martinelli.

    13. yakirh
      • 6 Years
      2 days, 57 mins ago

      Probably no transfers

      Maybe:
      Rashford to Grealish
      Trippier to Walker
      Trippier to Zinchenko

  25. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 days, 11 hours ago

    Finished 148k last season. Would that be regarded as reasonable considering the mess last season was?

    Was inside the 100k until final two wks where I concentrated on winning my MLs and losing rank.

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

      148k out of 9m players is absolutely reasonable

    2. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      Yeh, that's usually how my season goes. 50K was good for me last time. But one game into a new season and we're aiming to finish 1st, right? 😉

    3. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      In top 2% so more than reasonable IMO,

    4. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      It’s fine, I think people put way to much emotion into their ‘rank’ - just try to do well and see where you are at the end

    5. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      There's no 'good for this season'. What you're saying is that people that do well in seasons that you don't are lucky. Just accept that each season's challenges are there for us all to adapt to.

      It's like saying that the Open Golf champion isn't a real winner because it was windy.

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

    I guess 16 points is pretty much the average on here after last night? Thought Arsenal looked really good.

    1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      16 points tops my mini-leagues. My 10 is average. Most people got Jesus' 2 points.

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      On 16 exactly but the average will be lower I’d expect as not everyone went with an arsenal defender as well as double attack

    3. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      It's what I got as well. Surprised to see its outside the top 10% in the OR plenty must have gone treble Arsenal.

      1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 days, 11 hours ago

        Ranks are distorted by thousands of dodgy accounts with triple captains and all sorts of nonsense for one week only.

    4. jason_ni
      • 6 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      16 average lol?

      If that's the average what are the highs?!

      On 2 myself. 16 is well above average, its not far off max you'd expect from last night id have thought.

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

    Did Saka play wingback yesterday?

    1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      No, that was White. But as he's unfamiliar with it, Saka had to help out a bit. Properly, Saka was right wing/inside right. Put himself about like a boss, really.

  28. BobB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    2 days, 11 hours ago

    Can't see White keeping his place when Tomi is fit.

    1. hitenabler1486107
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      Agree

  29. Jordan.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    2 days, 11 hours ago

    first playing bargain identified,saliba @ 4.5m looks like a buy..

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      Had 1 good game against palace, essential.

      1. Jordan.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 days, 11 hours ago

        ffs ,never said hes essential,just looks undervalued

    2. BobB
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      Saliba is good value, but Gabriel may still be worth the extra 0.5

      1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 days, 11 hours ago

        Gabriel was a bit iffy. He really needed Saliba to bail him out. I agree with Jordan - he should nail his spot.
        Bear in mind both are left-footed, so Saliba could challenge Gabriel although White didn't do anything to justify ousting either from the centre.

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      4.5 bargain but I will stick with Gabriel.

    4. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      Zinchenko worth the extra 0.5?

      1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 days, 11 hours ago

        I'm not certain enough that Zink is nailed when Tierney returns. I'd say if you've got him stick, but if you haven't, don't jump on him too quickly.

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 days, 11 hours ago

          Cheers! Haven’t any ars def, but considering Gabriel, Saliba or Zinchenko

          1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 days, 11 hours ago

            I'm in the same boat. I think I'd be most interested in Saliba. However, Ramsdale worried me - he might chuck away the prospects of clean sheets.

            1. RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 days, 11 hours ago

              Saliba looks like a bargain. Would you consider him good enough for a 4th def in a 452?

              1. RamaJama
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 days, 11 hours ago

                *442

    5. jason_ni
      • 6 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      So what is back line when they are all fit?
      Is tomiyasu no longer 1st choice rb?

      Id have thought he was, so where does white fit in with saliba and Gabriel?

      Not sure saliba is nailed, but I'm not an arsenal fan!

      1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 days, 11 hours ago

        White didn't do great, so I'd say Tomiyasu has to be first choice when fit. In the centre it'll be a 3-way tussle for 2 places. I think Gabriel and Saliba are earning it right now, but that could change. On the left, Tierney would be better than Zinchenko defensively, but that's too early to call as well, in my book.

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

          yep looks like a minefield ,7 players
          tomi
          saliba
          gabriel
          zinchenko
          tierney
          white
          zhaka

          for 5 places...

  30. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    2 days, 11 hours ago

    How many GW's' will the 11.5, 11.5 and 9 million forward line strategy last???

    1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      2 days, 11 hours ago

      Until Son bangs today

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

      Let’s see, Ksne tends to have a slow start and city mids might take time to learn to use Haaland and not only trying to score themselves

      1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 days, 11 hours ago

        I think it's more about what KKS is alluding to - a couple of hauls from sub-premium or premium midfielders is going to prompt top-heavy teams into readjusting.

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 days, 11 hours ago

          Probably