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FPL Gameweek 3 team news: Injury updates from Thursday’s pressers

Five Premier League pre-match press conferences were held on Thursday as the countdown to Gameweek 3 of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) continues.

We’ll have all the injury updates, team news and key manager quotes as they come in.

As well as the five managers speaking to the media today, 15 more will follow on Friday and we’ll be bringing you a round-up of those pressers in another piece tomorrow.


KEY UPDATES

Thursday’s presser times are listed below: 

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

Antonio Conte has confirmed that Sergio Romero will miss the Saturday lunchtime clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers after feeling “a bit of pain in his adductor” following the draw with Chelsea last weekend.

Oliver Skipp (foot) remains out but Conte expects him to start running next week, while Clement Lenglet is available.

Conte was asked whether any of his new signings could start this weekend, with Ivan Perisic the main name of note from an FPL perspective.

“We are playing one game a week and for this reason, I think especially at the start, I am trying to play with the players who know me much better and know our idea of football.

“But we are exploiting this time to bring players like Richie, Lenglet, Bissouma, Perisic and Spence… to understand to go into our idea of football.

“But I am really pleased because we are doing the right steps and we are ready when we have game every three days to make rotations.” – Antonio Conte

LEICESTER CITY

Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Harvey Barnes is back from injury and should be available for selection this weekend.

Ryan Bertrand (knee) and Ricardo Pereira (Achilles) remain out.

“Harvey Barnes, it’s great news for us, he’s been back in training. That’s really good for us. He’s looked excellent and fit and had a really good pre-season. It was a blow to lose him for the opening few games but he should be available.

“We will decide whether he will be in from the start. He’s looked good in training. He’s had a really good pre-season. He may be available to start, maybe not [play] the full 90 minutes, but we’ll assess that tomorrow after the final session.

“It certainly opens up that possibility [of changing formation to a 4-3-3] when you have at least one winger who gives you that pace and width in the game.

“It’s always important for how we play, that width. We always try to be flexible in how we play. But of course, when you’re limited, when he was out, we had to adjust.” – Brendan Rodgers

SOUTHAMPTON

Romain Perraud (leg), Tino Livramento (knee) and Theo Walcott (match fitness) all remain sidelined for the trip to Leicester City but Che Adams is available for selection despite missing training earlier in the week.

“After the last game we had only a problem with Ché [Adams], he wasn’t training until today. Today he was stepping back in the session. Missed a few sessions this week but is available.

“The longer-term injuries… Romain [Perraud] is still not available because he was also out for the last game, and Tino [Livramento].

“[Theo Walcott] is also not training with the team. He missed the whole of pre-season with injury and is on his way back with the team, every day training.” – Ralph Hasenhuttl

Ralph Hasenhuttl hinted that he would stick with a wing-back system in Gameweek 3, despite switching to his previously favoured 4-2-2-2 in the closing stages of the comeback draw against Leeds United.

“We have invested a lot of energy to play in this [3-5-2] shape. What we played at the end of the last game [a 4-2-2-2] was an ‘all-in’, what is also sometimes working, but you have to be careful when you use it.” – Ralph Hasenhuttl

BOURNEMOUTH

Dominic Solanke (ankle) will be assessed tomorrow after missing out last weekend but Joe Rothwell (thigh), David Brooks (match fitness) and Ryan Fredericks (match fitness) are not available.

 “David [Brooks]… is with the team in modified training. I’d like to think that maybe over the next week to 10 days we can start pushing him into full training and then from there, try get him up to a level and speed to participate at Premier League level.

“Team news is probably similar to last week. Dominic Solanke, maybe. We’ll assess that tomorrow. Regarding Joe Rothwell and Ryan Fredericks, it will be too early for them to come back in at the weekend. Other than that, everyone else has come out of last weekend all good. We’re fully fit in that sense.” – Scott Parker

“There’s definitely a chance. Obviously Marcos came in, we didn’t think [the Man City defeat] was the right game for him and certainly he’d barely had any work with us. We feltt it was a good decision to let him watch from afar. He’s had another week of training. He’s in a better place to maybe get a shirt at the weekend. But again, we’ll see exactly where we are tomorrow. I’ll make that call on it.” – Scott Parker on whether Marcos Senesi could start

NOTTINGHAM FOREST

Steve Cooper confirmed on Thursday that Ryan Yates and Steve Cook are back in training after injury; Cook actually made the bench last weekend despite being ruled out of the game by his manager.

Jack Colback is still suffering with illness, however, and Omar Richards (leg) is a longer-term absentee.

“Ryan Yates is back in training, that’s positive. Steve Cook is back in full training. Jack Colback is still suffering with his illness.” – Steve Cooper

Moussa Niakhate, who appeared to come off last weekend with a muscle issue, wasn’t spotted in the midweek collection of training ground images, and Cooper would only say “we’ll see” when asked how long the defender would be out.

“Maybe. We’ll see!” – Steve Cooper on whether his latest new signings could feature this weekend

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419 Comments Post a Comment
  1. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    How can I watch the Conte press conference live, please Neale?

    1. Jock Grealish
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      lol

    2. DRIZ ✅
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Youtube

  2. Matt Sk
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Need a new cheap midfielder, is Dasilva a good pick? Or is it better to get someone at 5.0 like Jensen or someone else?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I would just go Dasilva and save the 0.4 for a future transfer.

    2. Black Knights
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Probably not. He's only had two shots, and they've just brought in players to play in his position.

    3. Emiliano Sala
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Awful pick

    4. Gooner Kebab
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Willock but fixtures aint great

    5. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 14 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Hard to say with DaSilva really.

      If you aren’t wildcarding yet then he might be ok to get for now, as he might be able to last for you up until you wildcard.

      The £5.0m midfield price range isn’t particularly productive so it’s not like there’s glaringly obvious picks that you can go for. You have to just hope that you get a decent enough player for that price.

      Probably Dewsbury-Hall is the best £5.0m option as he’s pretty much nailed, it not sure what else is available.

  3. maglia rosa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Any update / thoughts from Conte on Perisic guys and gals ❓

    1. BLESSED ARE SETPIECE TAKERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Not a sniff of a hint

      1. maglia rosa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Just in and seen your reply Gibson….thanks for your reply bud 🙂

  4. EL tridente
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Mount a good punt for the upcoming fixtures?

    1. Hattrick Harry
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Yes, he will explode against poor Leeds

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 14 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        I hope so.

  5. hoya4life3381
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Does this "banking potential on Rodrigo" strategy make sense? I was able to get Rodrigo at 6 before his price hiked.

    Hence my team is:
    Sanchez/Raya
    TAA James Cancelo Walker Saliba
    Salah Diaz Martinelli - Rodrigo
    Jesus Haaland
    Bank: 0

    The idea is I would start Sanchez and Saliba for a back 5 the next 2-3 weeks with Rodrigo on the bench. In essence, I've locked in his 6.0 price just in case he is the next Saka, Gallagher, Bowen, from last year. However, I'm still able to get in on Arsenal and Brighton/Brentford great upcoming fixtures for shutouts particularly Saliba. If Gross, Perisic, Cucharella start to shine, then it's easy to make the swap out of Rodrigo for one of them. Is this a wise strategy or its just better to wait for more data on Rodrigo and pay more?

    1. Black Knights
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Yeah it's a good idea. You've got a good XI each week with a decent sub when/if required.

    2. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 14 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I don’t know who your other bench fodder players are, but Rodrigo on the bench seems wasteful.

      I’d want to be starting a £6m mid every week. If you already own him, though, then it doesn’t matter what any of us thinks of the strategy as that’s what you are going to have to do anyway.

    3. Third Eye Vision
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I’ve got Rodrigo and the thought of benching him especially now Bamford is out doesn’t make sense to me.

      What’s the upside of Saliba? Likely to get 6 or 7 points tops. Not sure I have that much faith in the Arsenal back line for consistent clean sheets.

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 14 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Agreed on both points

      2. TheTinman
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        It's not about consistent clean sheets it's one game

        Upside for Rodrigo vs Chelsea is probably 6 or 7pts too.

  6. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Trippier -> Cucurella or save FT and play Andreas for the tough games?

    A) Andreas (BRE), Trippier (wol), Andreas (BHA) + 1FT
    B) Cucurella (lee, LEI, sou)

    1. Piggs Boson
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      If all your squad are fit and starting, I'd save the FT.

      I would only make a luxury transfer when you have 2FTs, and no one is injured/suspended/dropped. Going from 0pts->xpts gives your transfers the biggest impact. You never know what will happen next week.

      1. Hansel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        I guess this makes a lot of sense Piggsy

    2. Union_Jacks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Similar predicament.

      I’m tempted by a hit to Cucu from Trips as I’m starting Andreas and Neto atm.

  7. Lord Flashheart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    chances of perisic starting?
    really want to do trippier to perisic (for free)

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

      Probably 60/40

    2. Maeki2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Atleast 80/20 aince sessegion bad performance

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

      59/41 I reckon

  8. dr.No88
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    hello,
    What to do. I have 1 ft and 0 in the bank/

    Ederson / Ward

    TAA / Robertson / James / Cancelo / Trippier

    Salah / Neto / Martinelli / Bailey / Andreas

    jesus / Haland / Greenwood

    1. Piggs Boson
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      When in doubt, save it. Things will be clearer next week with more info, and 2FTs.

      Remember why you picked those players initially. You must have believed they'd bring home the bacon.

      1. dr.No88
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        you are right m8. Why to start. Andreas , Bailey or Trippier?

        1. Piggs Boson
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Probably Andreas.

          Can't see Newcastle having over 30% possession so going to be hard for Tripps to get involved.

        2. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 14 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Andreas.

          I really don’t know why people have an issue starting him in their teams either.

          I’d have shippped Bailey out this week before his price drop though. 2FT are nice and all, but prices change very quickly at the start of a season.

          I’ve done this before, where I’ve kept players dropping in price in the first few GWs of the season in order to save 2FT. Before you know it, they have had multiple price drops and now you are stuck because you’re priced out of the players you want to get as replacements.

          1. dr.No88
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            ty all

  9. OptimusBlack
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Pick one to play
    A- Dasilva FUL (A)
    B- Neco EVE (A)
    C- Andreas BRE (H)

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

      B

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Same Q previous page, I am going Dasilva

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

      Currently on C but thinking of switching to B

    4. The-Red-1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I'm tempted on all 3 on a BB

    5. OptimusBlack
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Cheers guys

  10. Ahmed Adam
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Best Captain for GW3

    1) Salah
    2) Haaland
    3) Jesus

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

      1

    2. The Wayfarer
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      2

    3. Smoky Johnson
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      2

    4. nikzgfx
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      2

    5. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      3

    6. Maeki2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      3

    7. agueroooooney
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      4) Kane

      Or 2 out of this bunch

  11. putana
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    double up on city defence with walker or double chelsea with cucu?

    1. Smoky Johnson
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      double city

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      City

    3. nikzgfx
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Double city has served me well to date

    4. agueroooooney
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      City if you don't plan on two city attackers

      1. LC1
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Basically this

  12. FOO FIGHTER
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Despite being out injured for the majority of last season, Josh Dasilva = 23 goal contributions during the 2019/20 and 2020/21 Championship seasons combined

    That is pretty good for a dirt chesp midfielder and price rocketing. Who else will you pick in his price range, Bailey?

    1. Mona Lisa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Despite being out injured for the majority of last season, Leon Bailey = 36 goal contributions during the 2019/20 and 2020/21 Bundesliga seasons combined

      That is pretty good for a dirt cheap midfielder and price falling. Who else will you pick in his price range, Dasilva?

      1. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Funny

      2. Athletic Nasherbo
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        This is fantastic.

      3. Black Knights
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Check. Mate.

      4. George Sillett
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Brilliant.

    2. Nate(U)dog(ie)
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I don't think I've ever seen anyone here as obsessed with any player as much as you are with Bailey

      1. Black Knights
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Said the same thing earlier.

        It almost seems like it's personal at this point. It's bizarre and actually, increasingly worrying.

        1. KDB4PREZ
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Very odd I agree

      2. FPL Emu
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Lol, this is so true

    3. Uncle Baby Billy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Hi Foo

      I’m Leon’s mum, Mrs Bailey to you.

      Leon’s really busy just now so he’s asked me to reply for him.

      He finds it very sad that you seem to dislike him as a fantasy pick even when he’s so cheap and tries his best to do goals and assists whenever Mr Gerrard picks him. He says that if he plays this weekend and hauls a shedload of points while that lad from Fulham who you’re always banging on about blanks, he’s going to have to make sure he doesn’t starve to death cause he’s going to be laughing at you so much for days afterwards he might forget to eat.

      Apart from that, have a nice life.

      Bye.

      1. Jock Grealish
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        lol this

      2. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 14 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Excellent post, Mrs Bailey!

  13. OverTinker
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    1. Play Bailey
    2. Play Neco
    3. Bailey to Gross for a hit and start gross

    1. OverTinker
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      4. Play Andreas

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Neco out of those

    3. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      2

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 14 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Unanimous

  14. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Is it worth (-4) doing Robbo Neco to Walker Zinchenko for the next 4 GWs?

    1. nikzgfx
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Keep Robbo.

  15. Matty172
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    No Trent or Cancelo WC, thoughts on this?

    Raya
    James, Cucu, Walker, Saliba
    KdB, Salah, Martinelli
    Haaland, Jesus, Toney

    (Ward, Neco, DaSilva, Andreas)

    1. Smoky Johnson
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Yikes

    2. Maeki2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Na

    3. Stimps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Chelsea conceeding and Walker not starting and you could be in trouble. Along with the fact Pool have great fixtures coming up

  16. iL PiStOlErO
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Ship Mount or keep him for now? If keeping where would you use ft then?

    Ramsdale Ward
    Robertson Walker Dier Jansson N.Williams
    Salah L.Diaz Kulusevski Mount Andreas
    Jesus Haaland Greenwood

    2ft, 0itb

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      *switch

    2. Hattrick Harry
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Mount will be your highest scorer in gw3.

    3. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 14 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I would keep him, you don’t really get much better than his next 3 fixtures, unless you’re playing Man United.

      I’d probably shift Dier as I think it’s too much for a Spurs defender who isn’t really going to get attacking returns ( watch him score this weekend now!).

      Otherwise, that’s a cracking team, mate!

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Yeah Dier came good 1gw so I am already emotionally attached hahah. But he is acting as a spurs cover cause I think they will have a lot of cs this season. Also I would keep all the others so can only be another 5.0 def so think I am Rob holding for now. Cheers my friend.

  17. agueroooooney
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    What order would you have these in for this GW? One will play, two on bench.

    A) Andreas
    B) Neco
    C) Neto

    1. nikzgfx
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Play Neco

    2. iCon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I'm on that order at the minute but may play Neco over Andreas in the end

  18. Nate(U)dog(ie)
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    £45m for Gibbs-White, wtf

    1. Hattrick Harry
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Buyout from long deal cost a lot of pounds.

      1. Nate(U)dog(ie)
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Sure, but for a player that has played the equivalent of 6 full games in the PL with the vast majority of his games in the second division? It's far, far too much

    2. Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      WTF

    3. Gooner Kebab
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Mind boggling when Haaland is only 55m 🙂

    4. banskt
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I don't like what Forest is doing. At all. Sprinkling money, 16 signings, really?

      1. nobwak
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Are we supposed to just lay over and go down? Because people don't like it when newly promoted clubs barely attempt to compete, either. So you're damned if you do and damned if you don't it seems.

        Forest are a club who have the potential to compete with the big boys, that much has been proven already... but to do so we have to stay up this year and continue to reap the financial rewards of being in there Premier League. It's a prime case of speculating to accumulate. It's literally just an investment.

        Also, it may be 16 signings... but Forest lost 5 first team regulars at the end of last season because they were only with us on loan. Then Samba wanted to leave too, so we lost another. Right from the word-go we've had to sign six players JUST to make up the numbers compared to where we were at the end of last season, and then on top of that we simply have to add quality and depth to compete in a higher division.
        What do you expect Forest to do? What would you "like" to see Forest doing instead?

        1. Black Knights
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Calm down.

          1. nobwak
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            I'm quite calm, I'm just looking for a sensible discussion about football. Care to address anything I've said, or...?

        2. Dr. Rog
          • 14 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Im glad that both Leeds and Forest are back in the prem. Feels complete now - they've been missed.

        3. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 14 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          In fairness, it was a common joke in the Championship that Forest would sign a whole new team every window.

          All I will say is that if you go down FFP is going to be very interestng, even with parachute payments

          And yes, as. QPR fan I know exactly about coming up and spunking millions on a plethora of new shiny players.

          In our case, they were all garbage and players who didn't want to be here, so we overpaid ridiculously to get them (then wondered why we had a team full of mercenaries).

          I don't think the players you've signed are anywhere near that level of bad, though.

      2. Drexl Spivey
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Why though? Because they're showing ambition?

        Some decent young'ns amongst them and it's their first year back in top flight. Think they're entitled to a splurge.

      3. banskt
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Oh! Didn't mean to hurt any feelings.

        I think, and its my personal opinion (which could be wrong), that buying a few Premier League quality players to add to the existing core of the team is the best strategy to stay up. I don't think changing the core of the team is helpful. But, I am sure Cooper knows better.

        1. nobwak
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Forest are a unique case, in that the "core" of our team was ripped out, beyond our control, because 5 first-choice regulars from the promoted team were loanees. The first choice goalkeeper also left. That alone meant that we had only 5 of our first-choice players from the promotion season left.

          Believe me, we'd prefer it if we only needed to sign a few quality players too. The worry that these new signings won't "gel" is at the forefront of the fans minds... we just have to hope that they do, or at least that there's 3 teams worse than us this season.

        2. popey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          they already lost the core of the team with loans expiring

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

      It's 25m plus add ons

      1. Nate(U)dog(ie)
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        I know but when the add-ons are just shy of the initial fee, it's crazy

    6. Dammit_182
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      BBC reporting £25M with up to £17M in add ons. They have found some money down the back of the sofa!

      1. Jock Grealish
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        no they won the play off final

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

          Interesting they haven't gone to get James Garner back on loan - ETH doesn't seem planning on playing him.
          Plus they're in advanced negotiations for Aouer. They'll have about 20 midfielders at this rate.

          1. Jock Grealish
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            haha

          2. nobwak
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            Can't take Garner on loan because we already have Henderson from MUFC.

    7. Nate(U)dog(ie)
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      https://mobile.twitter.com/David_Ornstein/status/1560269451421188099

      OK this explains it better, £32m-£35m very likely, may rise to £42.5m but those remaining add-ons harder to achieve

  19. banskt
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Think I got my WC sorted. Good to go up to the World Cup break?

    Ramsdale
    Trent, Cancelo, James, Cucurella
    KDB, Diaz, Martinelli
    Haaland (c), Jesus, Toney

    (Ward, Neco, Andreas, Dasilva)
    0 in the bank

    1. Gooner Kebab
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Looks good

      1. banskt
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Thanks! Wanted Trippier in my team. But went with Cucurella (double Chelsea defense) -- booked in a transfer for Cucurella --> Trippier after GW5.

        1. Gooner Kebab
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Yup i have both on my watchlist

    2. banskt
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Brentford and Brighton has xGC less than Arsenal and Chelsea. Go with Sanchez, Henry and keep 1m in the bank?

    3. Athletic Nasherbo
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Very safe and will do good.

      No need to tinker.

      1. banskt
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Thanks. I will stick with Cucurella. But really worried to have an uncertain player in WC: I like nailed players in my team. Hope he plays for at least 3 weeks before I switch to Trippier. I could also get Sanchez, who is a better keeper than Ramsdale and keep 0.5m in the bank, just in case I have to switch Cucurella.

        1. Athletic Nasherbo
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Upside is massive.

          Loads of 5.0m options. Trippier will be unlikely to rise, so it’s an easy switch.

          Won’t be using hardly any Ft’s so it should be fine.

          1. banskt
            • 10 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            Thanks for reminding me about the upside! That's why he is there in the first place.

    4. Dr. Rog
      • 14 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Very similar except i have Mendy over Ward.

      Concerned regarding flexibility with either Ramsdale or Mendy in because may want a 3rd outfield slot from either team.

    5. Puntillimon
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Very good. What’s your current rank?

      1. banskt
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        My current rank is 3.5m. I started without Jesus, GW1 was ok with 73 points, but Liverpool injuries (and hence, lack of cleansheets for my double Pool defense) and the penalty miss of Mitrovic pushed me back considerably. Hence, the WC to bring in Jesus, Toney, getting rid of double Pool defense and also build some team value, hoping to make up some up those points with higher team value.

  20. Jimjam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    (A.) Gross as 4th mid in 4-4-2
    (B.) Cucurella as 5th def in 5-3-2

    1. Gooner Kebab
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      A, just. Chilwell could spell Cucu.

    2. banskt
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Think B will get more points.

      The appeal of Gross depends on penalty duty -- and we don't know about it yet.

      1. Hansel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Just posting among the best stats in the game without any penalties yet and with the best fixtures of all teams coming up.. and the appeal of Cucurella depends on game time, which we don't know about yet. So, A for me

        1. Mona Lisa
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Err yeah, this.

        2. banskt
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Stats are useless after 2 games, too small sample size. Eye test is much better.

          If anything, he will regress to mean over the next 5 games. Unless, of course, he gets penalty duty and his stats will be similar to 2017/18 season.

          1. Hansel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 13 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            I personally don't think so but it's anyone's opinion. However, 1) add the last 3 games the last season in which he also played in this new position and he's averaging 9+ points per game in his last 5 gws, with 4 goals and 2 assist in 5 games. 2) Eye test says he pops up in the box much more frequently now, missed a sitter last gw. Playing as a second striker compared to previous seasons so I hardly think chances will dry up unless he is impacted by the new LWB signing and Trossard starts occupying his spot

            1. banskt
              • 10 Years
              1 year, 6 months ago

              Agreed. He has been playing more advanced than previous seasons, indeed. He is on my watchlist for sure.

  21. Smoky Johnson
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    My current defence:
    TAA, Robo, Cancelo, Walker, Peri

    How crucial is it for me to get James in with Chelseas upcoming fixtures?

    1. Mona Lisa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I wouldn't say crucial, although I've not seen your full team. Perisic to James makes sense in my head, unless I knew Perisic would start against Wolves, which I don't.

      1. Mona Lisa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Sorry completely forgot about their prices... assumed you had money in bank.

    2. Cheeky Onion
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      If you can squeeze 0.6m for Peresic > James you have the ideal big hitter backline. If not, I did Robbo > James for free this week

    3. iCon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Robbo to James no brainer if it's for free

      1. Maeki2
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        This

    4. banskt
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Robertson to James, only if using a FT.

  22. FPL Brains
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Ederson
    TAA - Cancelo - James - Saliba
    Diaz - Kulu - Martinelli
    Haaland - Jesus - Toney

    Ward - Dasilva - Rodrigo - Williams

    2.5 ITB. 0 FT, not sure who I want for GW4. Was considering engineering a move back for Salah but will need to wait on a few free transfers for that.

    1. Gooner Kebab
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      one gw at a time mate 🙂

    2. banskt
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Team looks solid. Enjoy your points.

      One way to buy Salah is to sell Diaz, Kulu and Toney. Long shot, and a few transfers. Better to wait.

    3. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Not much to do this week then if Salah is the goal. Is that for Haaland?

  23. TomXI
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Grealish and Robbo —> Walker and Diaz (cost: 4) or wait a week?

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

      Or alternatively to James and Diaz?

      1. banskt
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Prefer James and Diaz. But, why not wait a week and do it for free? (If you can afford the price drop/rise).

        1. The Iceman
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 6 months ago

          This. James and Diaz for free sounds great.

  24. Dammit_182
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Afternoon All,

    With Harvey Barns looking back in contention does Dewsbury Hall still look likely to start in the Southampton Game?

    I’m looking to play him but don’t know enough about Leicesters pecking order to have confidence in his minutes.

    Cheers

    1. Jock Grealish
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Barnes won't start

      1. Dammit_182
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Cheers -

    2. The Iceman
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Different positions regardless. Dewsbury-Hall has been nailed for a while.

      1. Dammit_182
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Thanks - happy to keep & play him then.

  25. A Team Of James McCleans
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Stick or twist with Son?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 14 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Wolves = stick

    2. Il Capitano
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Stick

    3. Jock Grealish
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      stupid question really

    4. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      stick

    5. moonrise tuna
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I would get KDB in for him if possible.

    6. Dammit_182
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I guess it’s ‘twist to who’ (salah or KDB I guess?). I can see salah doing salah things this week but city struggling so to salah twist to KDB twist

  26. The Iceman
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Is Ivan Toney better value than all of the midfielders below 7.0 (aside from Martinelli) do we think?

    1. Jock Grealish
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      he's a better striker yeah

    2. Maeki2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Yes since he is on pens and have good fixture

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 14 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Time will tell, has the fixtures to be.

    4. banskt
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I think Ward-Prowse is better value than Toney. But, I preferred to buy Toney because of the fixtures.

      If Gross is on penalty duty, then he could also be better value than Toney. But, we don't know who will take penalties for Brighton, yet.

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

        He's good value for his upcoming run of fixtures. At least until you wildcard anyway.

    5. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Only Zaha but he has tougher fixtures but only Man City GW4 really, not to bad other than that

    6. Klaren
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Long term I'd prefer Zaha over Toney.

      1. Dammit_182
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        I’ve gone for both on WC. Might haunt me but zaha vs Villa at home looks decent enough

  27. Skonto Rigga
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Just added a fresh quote from Conte, who was asked about whether any of his new signings could start this weekend. More bench duty for Perisic?

    “We are playing one game a week and for this reason, I think especially at the start, I am trying to play with the players who know me much better and know our idea of football.

    “But we are exploiting this time to bring players like Richie, Lenglet, Bissouma, Perisic and Spence… to understand to go into our idea of football.

    “But I am really pleased because we are doing the right steps and we are ready when we have game every three days to make rotations.”

    1. Gooner Kebab
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      HT for Perisic owners

    2. Philosopher's Stones
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      With his age and associated fitness level, especially for a tough English league, I feel Perisic will just be a squad player. Will probably start every now and then though.

    3. banskt
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      FPL Translation: Perisic not starting this week, will be subbed on at half time.

      1. Union_Jacks
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Nope, 60-70 or later most likely

    4. FPL Emu
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Bah ... this is a big letdown. Further price drops incoming

    5. Union_Jacks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Perisic in GW5

      1. Klaren
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        He'll start some games but will likely still be a complete gamble after then. Even his minutes at Inter was quite limited (lots of early subs before 60 or starts from the bench) and he isn't as fit as he was back then, according to Conte's comments.

  28. Philosopher's Stones
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    42m for Gibbs White. Forest gone mad.

    1. FPL price manipulators are …
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      English premium

    2. LC1
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      It's actually ludicrous

    3. Piggs Boson
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Unboarlievable...

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

        5.5m at Forest - no good for us.

    4. Jock Grealish
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Do they need him?

      1. Piggs Boson
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Yeah, I would have thought Johnson, Lingard, Dennis was the front three... but maybe not given that fee...

        MGW might be the kind of player that fans don't rate, but in the footballing world he's very highly thought of.

        1. Ingstagram
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 6 months ago

          There's also Awoniyi

    5. moonrise tuna
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I rate him. Not sure about the £30M though.

  29. Mengo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 14 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    In the DRAFT game:

    How would you rank these mids for the rest of the season:

    A: Grealish (rather underwhelming in first two matches)
    B: H Barnes (just back)
    C: Bruno Guimaraes (playing deeper so far)
    D: Rodrigo (great start but not a great track record)

  30. NJ MetroStars
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    anyone know the status of pereira this week? I think I'm forced to start him!