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Scout’s Matchday 1 picks for the free-to-play SPITCH Fantasy game


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AN INTRODUCTION TO SPITCH

Imagine a version of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) where you have a Free Hit chip every week and are only judged on your best five matchdays. With SPITCH, one week of accidentally forgetting to play won’t be problematic – even starting in April still gives you a chance of winning prizes!

Unlike FPL, managers can actually go under or over the ₵1,200 budget, which then determines how many positive or negative points they begin the round with.

Each week of ‘Season’ mode requires a new line-up with no captains. Managers are allowed up to nine players from the same club and can alter teams mid-matchday. ‘Safety Net’ automatically replaces non-starters, whilst a sophisticated scoring system rewards defensive actions in a way that FPL does not.

FREE ‘CLASSIC’ GAME HAS £250 MATCHDAY 1 PRIZE

Until now, SPITCH has focused exclusively on individual matchday games. The ‘Classic’ mode has three pitches to choose from:

  • Biggest Winning Zone: Either free or paid-entry, there are smaller winnings but an equal amount for the top 70% of participants.
  • Double or Nothing: The best 42.5% get twice their stake back, regardless of how much higher they finish.
  • Tournament: Rewards more money for higher-placed finishes, with a winning zone of 25%.

For this week only, the free game will have a matchday prize pool of over £700 and the winner gets £250.

SCOUT’S MATCHDAY 1 LINE-UP

With the additional ability to use a 3-3-4 or 4-2-4 formation, we have taken advantage of the latter for the opening weekend of action.

Liverpool travel to Fulham, where a defensive double-up of Alisson (₵41) and Andrew Robertson (₵104) is backed to deliver. In a game where successful crosses are rewarded with 18 points, Robertson ranked fourth for this amongst all Premier League players last season. Aston Villa’s Lucas Digne (₵58) came eighth.

The attacking tendencies of Reece James (₵138) and Kieran Trippier (₵67) will also prove useful here, as they face Everton and Nottingham Forest.

As explored in our introductory guide to SPITCH, defensive midfielders are potentially even more desirable than attackers, as each pass, interception and successful tackle is rewarded with points.

That’s why Rodri (₵160) has been calculated as last season’s highest-scoring midfielder, as his 2,629 successful passes were only beaten by injured teammate Aymeric Laporte (₵144). The Spaniard also made a league-leading 292 recoveries. All-action midfielders like Bruno Guimaraes (₵72) should excel.

Finally, it’s interesting to see FPL midfielders such as Mohamed Salah (₵250), Pedro Neto (₵90), Luis Diaz (₵125) and Jarrod Bowen (₵100) labelled as forwards.

Salah and Neto will love the prospect of lining up against the Fulham and Leeds United defences, whilst Callum Wilson (₵49) is heavily-backed to score against Forest. No introduction is needed for Harry Kane (₵160), scorer of 11 league goals and six assists from just 14 matches against Southampton.


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Haaland Foden


FPLMarc Newcastle fan that spends far too much time thinking about FPL.

478 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Stamford B
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Come chat with me
    https://twitter.com/i/spaces/1yoJMWyBakzKQ

    1. Deulofail
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Ended
      ·
      4 tuned in

      1. Stamford B
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        I:grin:

  2. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    I somehow managed to get Kane, Son, Salah (c) and Jesus in my team, at the cost of starting a 4.5 MID.
    Let's hope it pays off..

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      And your defence?

      1. nerd_is_the_werd
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Trent, Robbo, Castagne, Walker, N Williams.

        Thought I started Pereira (4.5 MID), but I actually went with Bailey (5.0 MID) instead.

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 9 months ago

          Not too bad.

    2. TheBiffas
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      No that difficult really

    3. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 14 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Gd work.

  3. Saka Rice
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    .

  4. Saka Rice
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    I've got no Kane Haaland Salah or Son wish me luck !

    1. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 14 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Eeek

  5. Nespinha
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    I made a mistake, too late...

    Ward
    Cancelo, TAA, Robbo, Trippier
    Mount, Salah (C), Rodrigo, Neto
    Haaland, Jesus

    subs: sanchez, andreas, patterson, archer

    1. diesel001
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Looks good other than Rodrigo.

  6. M2.0
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Zaha rising tonight on livefpl

  7. AnfieldLad
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Where the no Jesus gang at? Either going to be very happy or very sad in a few hours time

    1. chocolove
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Hope for a blank

    2. Snoop Udogie Dogg
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      no jesus here, it's a huge opportunity the way i look at it. Eduardo is my lone striker up top

  8. Tcheco
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Palace will batter Arsenal tonight

    1. Woy_is_back
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Yep, easy win for them. Arsenal are overrated af.

    2. Grande Tubarão
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Going to destroy them 2-2 like last October

    3. Spoox777
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      PAL 2-0 ARS
      Zaha, Eze.

      1. FPL_Guru_OM
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Arsenal will score 4 goals

  9. Evasivo
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Maddison hatrick incoming

  10. Dynamic Duos
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Can't believe Andy @LTFPL went Neto

    1. @persecuted_by_mods
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Sonaldo

      • TheBiffas
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Friggin casual

      • Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        That's common (I took him out for Aaronson)

        But - he's got Cucurella 😯

    2. Botman and Robben
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      23% of managers hoping Jesus blanks.

      1. Woy_is_back
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Highly likely. Will be surprised if he ends with more than 15 goals after the season is over

        1. Podge
          • 13 Years
          1 year, 9 months ago

          Night you mean 😉

    3. Woy_is_back
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      I pussied out and went Salah captain instead of Trippier darnnnn

      1. @persecuted_by_mods
          1 year, 9 months ago

          Don't worry we always knew you were one

          1. Woy_is_back
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 9 months ago

            😀

      2. R.C
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Notable differences in 'pro' pundit teams

        Mark: No Salah. Has Johnson
        LR: No Jesus. Has Perisic
        Andy: Template but has Cucurella
        Focal: Template with double Villa
        BigManBakar: No 8m mid, benched Perisic
        General: Has Mount and Ward/Iversen combo

        1. Grande Tubarão
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 9 months ago

          Keep us updated mate

        2. @persecuted_by_mods
            1 year, 9 months ago

            Mynameisq: captained Neto

            1. Freshy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 13 Years
              1 year, 9 months ago

              Glad I took him off the bench

          • George Sillett
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 9 months ago

            Can't see how anyone is remotely interested in this .

            1. Andy_Social
              • 11 Years
              1 year, 9 months ago

              I am. Watched all these guys vids. Then picked Aaronson.

        3. Differentiator
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 9 months ago

          My differential team

          Mendy - 4.0
          TAA - Patterson - Cancelo - Nilliams - TAA
          Kulu - Coutinho - Martinelli - Pereira - Neto
          Haaland - Wilson - Kane

          Let's go Tesco

          1. diesel001
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 9 months ago

            Double TAA?

            1. Differentiator
              • 8 Years
              1 year, 9 months ago

              Robbo****

              1. diesel001
                • 7 Years
                1 year, 9 months ago

                It looks decent. Can't say there are rubbish players in it.

            2. @persecuted_by_mods
                1 year, 9 months ago

                It's a differential ain't it

            3. @persecuted_by_mods
                1 year, 9 months ago

                Stunning and brave

              • Grande Tubarão
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 year, 9 months ago

                Genius and maverick

              • Freshy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 13 Years
                1 year, 9 months ago

                BB?

                1. Differentiator
                  • 8 Years
                  1 year, 9 months ago

                  Nay, bench 4.0s and Pereira

            4. Pedram
              • 10 Years
              1 year, 9 months ago

              Brought Mount in at the last minute, hope it works out

              1. Grande Tubarão
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 year, 9 months ago

                Would be weird if you hoped it didn’t

              2. Jarnathan
                • 7 Years
                1 year, 9 months ago

                same - brought him in to replace Saka, and brought in Martineli to replace Neto after downgrading GK to Leicester double... its all going to go wrong isn't it 😀

            5. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 year, 9 months ago

              It’s free to play until it ant

              1. diesel001
                • 7 Years
                1 year, 9 months ago

                FPL? Or all these other games?

                Can't see FPL becoming paid for as it is primarily a marketing tool for the PL.

                1. Custard Gannet
                  • 4 Years
                  1 year, 9 months ago

                  You used to have to pay for the app every year back in the day

                  1. Andy_Social
                    • 11 Years
                    1 year, 9 months ago

                    Had to buy the Telegraph and pay for phone calls or stamps when I started.

            6. Woy_is_back
              • 6 Years
              1 year, 9 months ago

              This is my season boyzzz. OR winner over here 😉

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                • 4 Years
                1 year, 9 months ago

                Your face says it all

              2. Baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 year, 9 months ago

                Good luck trying to beat me!!!

              3. TheBiffas
                • 3 Years
                1 year, 9 months ago

                Not without Jesus

              4. Threat Level Midnight
                • 5 Years
                1 year, 9 months ago

                Weren't you close a year or two back?

              5. Freshy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 13 Years
                1 year, 9 months ago

                Did you copy me?

            7. R.C
              • 6 Years
              1 year, 9 months ago

              Former OR1 has picked Jamie Vardy

              RIP

              1. Andy_Social
                • 11 Years
                1 year, 9 months ago

                He'll probably get off to a quick start before half the team is sold from under him and he joins United on transfer deadline day.

            8. AC/DC AFC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 year, 9 months ago

              Anyone gone KDB Captain?

              1. Arn De Gothia
                • 13 Years
                1 year, 9 months ago

                No. Son

              2. snow pea in repose
                • 3 Years
                1 year, 9 months ago

                Me

              3. THFC4LIFE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 year, 9 months ago

                Next week

              4. Threat Level Midnight
                • 5 Years
                1 year, 9 months ago

                GW2 I will be

            9. Dynamic Duos
              • 10 Years
              1 year, 9 months ago

              My locked team, think I covered all bases and got the 2 8m mid spots in , so happy 🙂

              Ward
              TAA Cancelo James Gabriel
              Salah Diaz Mount Bailey
              Kane Jesus

              Iversen Neco Andreas Greenwood

              1. @persecuted_by_mods
                  1 year, 9 months ago

                  Where's Neto?

                  1. Neto
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 12 Years
                    1 year, 9 months ago

                    I'm here

                  2. Dynamic Duos
                    • 10 Years
                    1 year, 9 months ago

                    Haha you thought I was lying ? Terrible pick

                • R.C
                  • 6 Years
                  1 year, 9 months ago

                  Where's Perisic?

                  1. Dynamic Duos
                    • 10 Years
                    1 year, 9 months ago

                    Went James instead after doubts brought up today

                • R.C
                  • 6 Years
                  1 year, 9 months ago

                  Where's Martinelli?

                  1. Dynamic Duos
                    • 10 Years
                    1 year, 9 months ago

                    McFly isn't nailed prefer 8m mids

                • R.C
                  • 6 Years
                  1 year, 9 months ago

                  Where's Haaland?

                  1. Dynamic Duos
                    • 10 Years
                    1 year, 9 months ago

                    Wasn't clicking in Charity Shield, went proven Kane

                • THFC4LIFE
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 year, 9 months ago

                  Nice team. Good luck

                • Deulofail
                  • 8 Years
                  1 year, 9 months ago

                  You didn't cover Son, Saka, Zinchenko, Tierney, Robertson or Darwin, to name a few

              2. Arn De Gothia
                • 13 Years
                1 year, 9 months ago

                One year to RMT:s then, pheew. 12 hours to “I had him… I should have gone with my guts” etc. GL all

              3. Stamford B
                • 2 Years
                1 year, 9 months ago

                How long does half time last for?

                1. Podge
                  • 13 Years
                  1 year, 9 months ago

                  Too long. Lazy bstards

              4. Smokey_Lowkey
                • 5 Years
                1 year, 9 months ago

                Arsenal XI vs. Crystal Palace: Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Partey, Xhaka, Odegaard: Saka, Jesus, Martinelli.

                1. Stamford B
                  • 2 Years
                  1 year, 9 months ago

                  Nice one. Great work

                2. Random Name
                  • 8 Years
                  1 year, 9 months ago

                  no surprises there then

                3. R.C
                  • 6 Years
                  1 year, 9 months ago

                  Tell me something I don't know

                  1. Smokey_Lowkey
                    • 5 Years
                    1 year, 9 months ago

                    Dolphins generally sleep with one eye open.

                4. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 year, 9 months ago

                  Beleive you as expected, but source?

                5. lugs
                  • 6 Years
                  1 year, 9 months ago

                  as expected

                6. Andy_Social
                  • 11 Years
                  1 year, 9 months ago

                  Quick work. All as expected.

              5. Random Name
                • 8 Years
                1 year, 9 months ago

                60m for cucurella hahaha. And i thought martinez was bad

                1. Stamford B
                  • 2 Years
                  1 year, 9 months ago

                  Put him at WB and he’d be awesome.

                  1. @persecuted_by_mods
                      1 year, 9 months ago

                      Yeah but west brom play in an easier division

                    • La Roja
                      • 12 Years
                      1 year, 9 months ago

                      Sure, spend 110m for Chilwell and Cucurella and rotate them

                      Joke of a club

                  2. La Roja
                    • 12 Years
                    1 year, 9 months ago

                    What makes it more hilarious is Chelsea has already got great left backs and Cucu doesn’t like playing LCB

                  3. R.C
                    • 6 Years
                    1 year, 9 months ago

                    60m AND a player for a year

                2. Aaaatsu
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 year, 9 months ago

                  Landed on this, what do you think?

                  Ramsale, Ward
                  TAA, Cancelo, James, Perisic, Patterson
                  Salah, Martinelli, Diaz, Bailey, Andreas
                  Haaland, Jesus, Archer

                  1. Podge
                    • 13 Years
                    1 year, 9 months ago

                    Very template so good

                  2. DycheDycheBaby
                    • 9 Years
                    1 year, 9 months ago

                    Nice. Pretty much the same as mine but I went for Trippier over Perisic as I felt that was a bit more safe. Can always upgrade to Perisic when needed.

                3. NJ MetroStars
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 year, 9 months ago

                  perisic owners unite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                  1. TheBiffas
                    • 3 Years
                    1 year, 9 months ago

                    There's about 3 million of you

                  2. Valar(Keith)
                    • 14 Years
                    1 year, 9 months ago

                    Il join you in 2 weeks when i convert trips+0.5 into him. Started with Cucurella on the bench and couldn't risk starting with Perisic too

                    1. Andy_Social
                      • 11 Years
                      1 year, 9 months ago

                      I chickened out with 20 mins to go. Prob gonna regret it.

                4. tbos83
                  • 3 Years
                  1 year, 9 months ago

                  Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more

                5. Huckfead
                  • 5 Years
                  1 year, 9 months ago

                  Okay can I be the first this season with…..85 from 0 players. Is that good?

                6. jammie26
                  • 3 Years
                  1 year, 9 months ago

                  Forgot to change my draft team ffs

                7. Totalfootball
                  • 7 Years
                  1 year, 9 months ago

                  Did perisic not train?

                  1. Andy_Social
                    • 11 Years
                    1 year, 9 months ago

                    He did. Much doubt as to how many minutes Conte will give him. Will he start or come on for last 30 minutes?