451 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Øgaard it's Haa…
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 4 days ago

    How drafts change! Now going all in on 3-4-3 with what I expect to be the strongest, nailed mid-4.

    GW1:
    Pickford (Hennessey)
    Zinch, Estu, Stones (Pau, Beyer)
    Saka, Ode, Rashford, Bruno F (Kovacic)
    Pedro, Haaland, Nkunku

    Will no doubt be further changes 🙂

    1. TheBiffas
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Nice. Like Joao Pedro a lot and tempted by him over Wissa. Not sure about the Kovacic pick.

      1. Øgaard it's Haa…
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Yeah, I liked the look of Pedro yesterday and given the outlay for him I think he's a starter. Not sure about Wissa. Kovacic played well yesterday and I think there's a good chance he starts, as much as Gundog did, hopefully at least.

    2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 14 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Not many will be going for a 3-4-3 will be interesting to see what it scores.
      Only two I would question -
      Perdo the minutes issue and Kovacic

      I would solve this by getting 4.5 mid Naouirou Ahamada from Palace might start until Olise is back
      And get Wissa in for Pedro.
      Hard to call fault to the rest of the team

      1. LangerznMash
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        I'm struggling to pick only 5 mids! Wish I could play 3-6-1

        1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 14 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          Yeah, could pick about 20 viable midfielders. The four in midfield makes the posters team above unique.

          1. Øgaard it's Haa…
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 4 days ago

            I agree. There are many good viable mids but can't see any as strong and nailed as these 4, barring Salah & KDB (when fit). Think Salah, like TAA, unbalance the squad. May stretch to KDB when proven to be clear of niggles.

    3. Deulofail
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Zinchenko seems like an unnecessary risk to me. Even if he plays as much as the CBs, it's not clear he's a better choice than them.

      1. Øgaard it's Haa…
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 4 days ago

        True that Zinch is not clearly going to outscore the other ARS def options but I think he will be more involved in attacking play than any of them, like Stones and Estu, so possibly more upside.

      2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 14 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        But less competition for Zinchenko's place - the Timber signing is competition for centre back/right back.
        Plus Zinchenko plays the inverted FB role gets very involved in general play.

        1. Øgaard it's Haa…
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 4 days ago

          Agree. Thanks for your replies.

        2. Deulofail
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          If Timber is inverting from RB, it makes it less likely that Zinchenko is needed to invert from LB, meaning potentially more minutes at LB for Tierney, Kiwior and Tomiyasu.

          1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
            • 14 Years
            10 months, 4 days ago

            I didn't think of that aspect, fair point!

          2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
            • 14 Years
            10 months, 4 days ago

            The reason why I am quizzing you is because I am going double Arsenal defence for a BB gw1. So it is a question of which two to start for the first 3 gameweeks at least.

            1. Deulofail
              • 8 Years
              10 months, 4 days ago

              I don't really know what the backline will look like, except that I'm pretty sure Gabriel and Saliba will be in it. It even depends on when Partey is staying or going, as that dictates the midfield to some degree, into which the FB(s) would be inverting.

              At this point, I might prefer to take a risk on Timber rather than Zinchenko, as I could see him more involved than Zinchenko in attack when on the pitch, but it would be shooting pretty blind, so I'd avoid the FBs completely since there are better Arsenal options imo.

              1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                • 14 Years
                10 months, 4 days ago

                Right thanks I will start with the two Arsenal CB's in that case - have a nice set of fixtures to start as well.
                Hopefully double Gunners defence will cover no Arsenal midfielder.

                1. Brimble82
                  • 5 Years
                  10 months, 4 days ago

                  This is a really helpful thread.
                  I currently have Zinch in my XI, but also diddly squat on my bench so have been pondering going 'slightly less exciting' and switching to the more assured Gabriel.
                  I think you've helped me make the decision.
                  Thanks

                  1. Bushwhacker
                    • 4 Years
                    10 months, 2 days ago

                    If Tierney stays fit surely he's a threat to Zinch minutes . . better player.

    4. Ranger3
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Love the Pedro pick, he was impressive during that game. And Jackson too for Chelsea 😮

  2. Kimmich
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 4 days ago

    Onana
    TAA - Gabriel - Udogie
    Rashford - Martinelli - Foden - Mbuemo
    Haaland - Watkins - Nkunku

    Areola - Colwill - Nakamba - Beyer.

    I could downgrade Onana to a 4.5 and have Saka instead of Martinelli. Not really sure on which 6.5 or less mid I want so Mbuemo a place holder for now.

    Keeping an eye on preseason but I’d imagine Udogie will become the starting LB for Spurs.

    1. lugs
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      i like your frontline, and team looks pretty solid overall, there is plenty of choice in the 4.5m defender bracket if that Udogie guy isn't up to scratch

    2. aapoman
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      No Brighton seems risky

      1. Kimmich
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Could always go Mitoma/Gross over Mbuemo. I’d probably go the Brighton Goalie but there’s no clear sign yet

  3. Tonyawesome69
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 4 days ago

    18 days after my first draft and not much has changed. Still sticking with 352 setup and changed GK and 3rd FWD.

    We still have under 3 weeks of preseason to collect more info from friendlies and team setup.

    0.5itb
    Johnstone/ Flekken*
    TAA Stones Estupinan
    Saka Foden Bruno Mbeumo Mitoma
    Haaland Jesus
    (Areola Henry* Beyer McAtee/4.5m FWD)

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/25923717

    1. lugs
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      solid all round tbf

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Like it- Onana as goalkeeper?

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Na not interested at the moment. I want to stick with 4.5m price bracket as my main GK.

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Changed GK and 4th def*

  4. KeanosMagic
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 4 days ago

    Foden or Bruno?

    1. aapoman
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Bruno

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Both. Bruno if you must pick.

    3. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Have this dilemma but think Bruno is the way to go

  5. noquarternt
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 4 days ago

    https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/epl-consistency-2023/

    Few months old, but hopefully PL managers read it and encourages them to stop rotating their teams.

    Cough Pep roulette cough

    1. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Brighton 6th most stable, even with their crazy schedule. This is what I've been saying about RDZ's tinkerman reputation being misleading

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Cheers

      Interesting visuals and confirms a lot of what we know about starters and xM.

      Arsenal and Newcastle are bigger squads tho with European football to contend with this season.

  6. Jonesfromthere
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 4 days ago

    A) Pickford, Stones
    B) Onana, Estupinan

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      B

  7. Bobby Digital
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 4 days ago

    I like these articles, even if I've seen the games or highlights of them.

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      The Graham Potter Derby - funny!

    2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 14 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Agreed, stops you missing anything.

  8. Pepeye
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 4 days ago

    Foden and Bruno

    1. DARE TO BISCAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Sitting in a tree

      1. Herman Toothrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        S.T.E.R.L.I.N.G

        1. toerag
          • 13 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          😆 😆

  9. boc610
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 4 days ago

    Al Hilal just bid 259m for Mbappe

    1. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      😮

    2. Lord.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      That should see Chelsea off.

    3. Hairy Potter
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Can't see him going, unless they agree to loan him to Newcastle!

      1. Hairy Potter
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        That is a joke BTW

        1. Hairy Potter
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          Though imagine what Newcastle owners might have made available to spend if it wasn't for FFP.

    4. x.jim.x
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      €700m in wages too. For a year. Insanity.

    5. Kodap
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Works out at £19 per second..

      1. Deulofail
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Show your working?

    6. notlob legin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      This bid and the reported annual salary are obscene!!! So many people in my neighbourhood rely on foodbanks just to survive!!!
      I cannot believe the money in football right now. Something has to change, but I've no idea what or how before anyone asks.

      1. Hairy Potter
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Agree that the figures here are obscene. I don't blame football or footballers for the fact that people need to use food banks though.

        1. notlob legin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          I don't either. I'm just quite annoyed / frustrated at the moment. My wife is currently out buying nappies for a family who can't afford them and then you see these figures banded around. I know there's no correlation whatsoever it just annoys me - sorry.

          1. Hairy Potter
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 4 days ago

            Nothing to be sorry for! It's a terrible situation and something the government should be working to resolve as a priority in my opinion.

  10. Botman and Robben
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 4 days ago

    Mbappe to Al Hilal?

    1. Andy_Social
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      There's an offer that sounds plausible to me - a Saudi club on a 2 year contract but with a clause allowing him to leave for Real after one year. Seems like a win-win.

  11. x.jim.x
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 4 days ago

    Saudi clubs with the money to bid for Mbappe and Gerrard is chasing Jordan Henderson and Antonio hahaha

  12. Solly The Seagull
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 4 days ago

    A) Rashford+Martinelli
    B) Bruno+Saka

  13. Fake Madrid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 4 days ago

    What do you think of my Team draft

    Onana Areola

    Gabriel Mings Saliba Estupiñán Chilwell

    Saka Mitoma Mac Allister Rashford Maddison

    Jackson Nkunku Haaland

    Too much Chelsea??

    1. IrishMick
        10 months, 3 days ago

        McAllister will hardly have pens now - he scored 6 pens last season, only 4 from play.
        (lifelong Evertonian)

    2. Øgaard it's Haa…
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 4 days ago

      If Chelsea get Caicedo, would you buy him or Enzo?

      1. aapoman
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Ugh neither? They are not good FPL assets since they don't score or get assists often

    3. Gizzachance
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Diaz goal

      1. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Are you watching? I thought this game was behind closed doors...?

        1. Gizzachance
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          Lfctv go
          Yeah, behind closed doors

          1. The Mentaculus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 4 days ago

            Hmm I guess that term doesn't mean exactly what I thought it did... But cheers, will look for a stream in a min

      2. Tasty Jerk
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Nice goal, looked like a TAA assist?

      3. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Trent assisted

        1. Gizzachance
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          Yep

          1. The Mentaculus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 4 days ago

            Trent in midfield again? Or inverting RB?

            1. Gizzachance
              • 9 Years
              10 months, 4 days ago

              More midfield, having quiet game so far, jota, Diaz been lively

      4. Stranger Mings
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Diaz at 7.5 be good option if we knew secure

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          Thinking about planning Foden to Diaz in GW2

          1. Stranger Mings
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 4 days ago

            Thinking both from gw1

      5. Gizzachance
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Nunez goal, mo assist

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          Did he mean it?

          1. Gizzachance
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 4 days ago

            Nunez again, mo assist

          2. Gizzachance
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 4 days ago

            Hope so !

    4. Lemonade
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Hello there,

      How's this looking?

      Leno
      Trent - Saliba (can be Timber) - Chilwell
      Son - Foden - Saka - Øde
      Haaland - Alvarez - Joao Pedro

      Bench : kelleher / Anderson / Malo Gusto / Pau Torres (can also be Udogie)

      Cheers 😀

    5. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Why is Zaha going to Turkey when extended offer on table from Palace, Italian clubs and probably other good teams in Europe interested and a big money offer from Saudi!

      1. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Wants to play UCL

        1. Now I'm Panicking
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          Which they may not even qualify for

        2. Tasty Jerk
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          ^ This. Could of got lots of money elsewhere (especially the far east offer) but wanted a chance to play in Europe. Good luck to him, been a pleasure to see him come through the academy and play for us.

    6. jwong23
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Seem not many are looking at Joao Pedro....

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        I looked at him yesterday when he played vs Chelseq

      2. Hairy Potter
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Lots of people talking about him yesterday, but feels like a wait and see if he's going to be nailed.

        1. jwong23
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          I wonder if he might take over the penalty duties. Or is that going to go to Grob?

    7. Fishface
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      any 5.0m midfielders worth considering or do i need that extra .5

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Brownhill of Burnley, but tough initial fixtures.

    8. Fuddled FC
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      I have Isak currently in my draft, whay haven't i seen him in any others?

      What am i missing or is it just the price point?

      1. Hairy Potter
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        People worried about rotation with Wilson, and also early fixtures.

      2. Bobby Digital
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Newcastle have hard fixtures and people already own Jesus, Watkins and Nkunku.

      3. AC/DC AFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Isak is a great pick.

        Stand firm and you could steal an early advantage.

    9. Eyes of Blue
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Barnes 6.5
      Danjuma 5.5

      1. aapoman
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Danjuma at 5.5 is very interesting. If he plays well in pre-season he is definetly under my radar.

        1. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          Very much under my radar too 🙂

        2. Eyes of Blue
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 4 days ago

          Imagine if he gets played up top alongside DCL in a 4-4-2!

    10. balint84
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Thinking downgrading Salah to get TAA. I have never played this game without Mo.

      1. Unliklinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Last season Mo had a marathon and hardly any sprints, so I feel like we can afford to wait and see.

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          Last season Salah got 6.3 points per match, with Trent 4.2 and Allison at 4.4 the value Liverpool option.

          Remarkably consistent from Salah again. The longer you wait the more you'll miss out on!

      2. Bobby Digital
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        I started last season without him. I did have TAA Robbo and Diaz though...

    11. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Is Foden and Pedro ...

      Or Douglas Luiz and Isak a better way to spend £13m?

      I just think that Villa are going under the radar. They'll likely give both Newcastle and Liverpool a decent game and the fixtures are sweet beyond that.

      1. Hairy Potter
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 4 days ago

        Villa looked good last night, although Newcastle were experimenting with a 3-4-2-1 formation.

        Buendia was the man of the match and Watkins looked good. Not so sure about Douglas Luiz as maybe Tielemens might take some set pieces from him.

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 4 days ago

          I'm trying to find ways to start with Isak but happy to go with Foden and Pedro too.

          1. Hairy Potter
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 4 days ago

            I love Isak, but just worried that Wilson will take minutes from him. I'm more tempted by Watkins at the minute, although Nkunku and Gakpo are in my thoughts too.

            I like JPedro and again if he was nailed, I'd consider 3 strikers with him or Wissa.

    12. Lovren an elevator
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Who's likely to be on pens for Brentford in Toney's absence?
      Apologies if a stupid question (I think it's Mbeumo?)