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  1. Cojones of Destiny
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 3 days ago

    how do you look up team id?

    1. Andy_Social
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      Click on 'gameweek history' and look up - it's hidden away in your url.

    2. The Mentaculus
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      • 2 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      Go to "Gameweek history" & check the url - e.g. "...entry/1234/history"

    3. Cojones of Destiny
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      thx lads

  2. Jarnathan
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 3 days ago

    Darwin or Gakpo?

    1. Andy_Social
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      Very much a wait-and-see-if-at-all.

    2. LangerznMash
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      Nunez has the higher ceiling based on having the highest non-penalty expected goals+assists figure in entire league last season. Gakpo appeared to overperform on finishing therefore potentially unsustainable, also he has dropped into an attacking midfield role in both friendlies.

      1. Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 3 days ago

        The latter point was probably because Slobby wasn't ready to start. The next game should indicate where Gakpo plays.

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

      If one looks nailed, I'm interested them. Not in my draft at the minute and think I prefer Watkins and Nkunku.

    4. Mumfie
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      I was on the Darwin train early last season and that didn’t end well. He gets into great positions but just isn’t clinical.

      Definite wait and see for me, Watkins has his slot for now.

  3. Ask Yourself
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 3 days ago

    What GK option is best?

    A) Johnstone and Martínez rotation

    (shu, EVE, bur, WOL, CPL, FUL, BHA, NFO/wol)

    B) Onana and Flekken

    (WOL, ful, NFO, BOU, BHA, EVE, CPL, BRE)

    C) Flekken and bank 1m to start the season

    (TOT, ful, CPL, BOU, new, EVE, nfo, mun)

    1. Andy_Social
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      Seems nobody shares my perspective on keepers. I don't accept this cliche of "never WASTE a transfer on a keeper". I'll start with one with good opening fixtures then use a transfer on him just like other player when another with the better form and fixtures emerges.

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

        FT is a FT in my opinion. If someone needs moving then why not the keeper.

        1. Andy_Social
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 3 days ago

          Quite so. And yet you never read or hear that view on here or in videos.

          I'm currently on a 5.0m keeper with the view that I can move around Onana, Ramsdale, Kepa, Martinez even downgrade to the outstanding 4.5 as and when.

      2. LangerznMash
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 3 days ago

        Totally agree. Attacking the fixtures (short term) is better than a long term 'set and forget', and also releases budget to spend outfield.

      3. Unliklinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 3 days ago

        Agreed. Plus keeper rotation has never ended well for me. Just pick one and swap him if it doesn't work out.

    2. TheTinman
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      The difference between the top 10 keepers is
      166pts Raya
      121pts Ederson
      45pts

      Top 10 defenders
      198pts Trippier
      128pts Estupinan
      70pts

      Top 10 midfielders (Without Salah)
      212pts Odegaard
      154pts Trossard
      58pts

      Top 10 strikers (Without Kane or Haaland)
      182pts Toney
      100pts Isak
      82pts

      Obviously this is crude and rudimentary but the general consensus is there are more points to be won/lost in other positions on the pitch. Swapping the GK is a luxury move and it always will be.

      It depends how you set up your squad. It's quite easy to set up a squad of set and forgets so you should have plenty of spare FT (Mitoma, Fernandes, Jesus, Shaw), or you can go more maverick (Enciso, Sterling, Darwin, Chilwell) where you will have less spare FT.

      Depends how you play the game, no right or wrong answer.

      1. LangerznMash
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 3 days ago

        This analysis is season long and doesn't account for the potential of picking up pockets of good form. If you broke the season into four quarters then you would find £4.5m goalkeepers with better points total for each quarter than Raya had (41.5points per quarter). So transferring you GK just 3 times throughout the season could give you a much higher points total overall. 3 transfers isn't much at all, and realistically it would only use 1 x FT as two of the changes would likely part as part of your wildcards.

        1. TheTinman
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 3 days ago

          Obviously you have the option to change on the two wildcards, that's fine. You're talking about only 1 transfer for a keeper now, that's obviously manageable but I don't think that falls into the short term fixture strategy being implied in these comments.

          Anyway, breaking it up into quarters the pts swings in other positions are likely to be more. So it is nearly always better to use the FT on other players.

          There's also the argument that keepers do well in poor fixtures, not sure if I buy into that one or not.

          This definitely seems an area which needs some genuine analysis - it's just not a sexy area so nobody does it.

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

    Hi who is the best 5m defender please? Estu is v popular but arsenal & MU defenders also 5m?

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

      Gabriel for me

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

        Because of potential attacking returns? Over Akanji ?

        1. Andy_Social
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 3 days ago

          No, because of guaranteed minutes.

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

            Agree but not much assist potential compared to some others

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

          Nailed. Playing in a good team with decent fixtures. Perhaps a chance of a headed goal from a set piece.

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

            Yeh maybe as I don’t have any other arsenal defensive / keeper cover

    2. The Mentaculus
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      • 2 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      More attacking threat (as main target on corners) than the other nailed 5m defenders from ARS/MUN. I'm not too sure about Akanji this season with Gvardiol, Dias, Stones presumably taking up 3 spots

      1. The Mentaculus
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        • 2 Years
        10 months, 3 days ago

        *Gabriel that is

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

        Seen ake also 5m but maybe too risky

    3. Unliklinho
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      • 10 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      For me it's Saliba. Perhaps everyone forgets that pre-injury last season he was constantly getting baps over Gabriel.

      1. Nate(U)dog(ie)
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 3 days ago

        I'm in the same line of thinking (although I'm probably also biased as I had him from GW1 last year too), still has attacking threat as well as this but always does well for bps due to the sheer number of passes he makes

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

        Guess less likely to
        Score ?

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

        Yeh thanks saliba also good option

  5. nolard
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 3 days ago

    Please share your thoughts on this draft.
    There are a couple of unknown quantities that are pending as we wait for more pre-season info - Foden, Darwin, Evan F, Enciso
    Enciso can become Mitoma and Darwin, Nkunu/Watkins,

    Fabs
    TAA, Stones, Shaw
    Saka, Foden, Bruno, Enciso
    Evan F, Darwin, Haaland

    Areola, Gibbs-White, Cash, Bell

    0.5 ITB

    1. Dat Guy Welbz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      Structure ain’t great with MGW on the bench and Foden/Darwin are definitely wait and sees.

  6. pmletch
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 3 days ago

    A) Gabriel, Salah, Martinelli (triple ARS) - 0.0 ITB
    B) Chillwell/5.5, Saka, Rashford (triple MNU) - 2.5 ITB

  7. Dat Guy Welbz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 3 days ago

    Rashford, Salah, Havertz, Bruno, Maddison, Jota, Mitoma, Mbeumo, Son, Eze, Antony, Jacob Ramsey, Willock, Martinelli, Tavernier, MacAllister, Garnacho, Denmark Gray, Doucoure, Enciso, McNeil, Gibbs-White, Sarabia, Jacob Murphy, Damsgaard, Almiron, Foden, Benrahma, Grealish, Bowen, Anthony Gordon, Sancho, KDB.

    Just a selection of players who had more xGI/90mins in their last 10 league games of the season than Bukayo Saka had for his last 10 league games of last season. Crazy that some are painting him as essential.

    1. Dat Guy Welbz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      *the same amount or more xGI/90mins. These are just kids too btw.

      1. Dat Guy Welbz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 3 days ago

        *mids

    2. Piggs Boson
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      Good post. But he looked so good in England's last game, after he had a short rest, that I have to have him. He's still only 21 and getting better with every game. I think he was just tired towards the end, along with a lot of the Arsenal team.

      Saka performing a hat trick: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/xBojvNiiC4I

      1. Dat Guy Welbz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 3 days ago

        If he was playing North Macedonia at home in GW 1 I’d be all over him

        1. Piggs Boson
          • 12 Years
          10 months, 3 days ago

          They're not bad. They beat Germany and Italy recently.

    3. Zimo
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      He was knackered playing every 3 days tbf

      1. Dat Guy Welbz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 3 days ago

        Arsenal were out of all other competitions before this run even started.

      2. x.jim.x
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 3 days ago

        During this run, he played an average of every 6 days and only played 30 mins of the first game.

        Just 2 goals (1.7 xG) and 1 assist (1.9 xG) in a run containing Wolves, Forest, Southampton, West Ham and Leeds.

    4. Ady87
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      I’m on him currently with Martinelli. Is he still on pens? Giving him up free up space and money for a more interesting team but doesn’t necessarily mean it will be any better.

    5. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      because in the other 28 gameweeks he had 22 goal involvements

    6. Nate(U)dog(ie)
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      One key difference is Saliba being back, and probably Timber too. With Holding on the pitch in the RCB position, practically every time he got the ball he passed it into the direction he was facing which was the left, so Saka had next to no service, then had to go out of position to look for it. Saliba can pass in any direction and happily plays out towards the right a lot more (thus involving White and Odegaard more too which also helps Saka), and that too makes it more difficult for the opposition knowing that Arsenal can and will build up from any angle

      1. The Mentaculus
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        • 2 Years
        10 months, 3 days ago

        Ah yes, now I remember. There was a graphic of passing lines showing how Holding was skewing everything to the other flank. I think this was definitely a big part of it

      2. x.jim.x
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 3 days ago

        He was still getting the ball in attacking areas at more-or-less the same rate as he was in the previous 28 games (36 vs 34 touches in the attacking third per 90) and that's with the Bournemouth game inflating the 'previous' segment.

        1. Nate(U)dog(ie)
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 3 days ago

          From what I saw (thinking in particular about the game at the Olympic Stadium), he still got touches on the ball but I saw mostly him getting the ball with his back to goal (as opposed to before where he'd be facing it or running towards it), when he was extremely wide, or when he was effectively being used to enable White's overlaps. It was a vast difference to before

          1. x.jim.x
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 3 days ago

            Fair - think Arsenal were just completely rattled by that point too. Just dropped points to Liverpool in embarrassing and it was clear City were catching them. Gabriel giving stupid pens away and Saka missing his own, just complete mental collapse.

            1. Nate(U)dog(ie)
              • 3 Years
              10 months, 3 days ago

              Yeah it was definitely a factor, the fight was still there but they also crumbled quickly when things began to shift in a game

    7. The Mentaculus
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      • 2 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      Still needs to be put in the context of the end of the title race and so on. I think its pretty obvious that he's underpriced and a near-certainty to outscore the vast majority of players on your list, but I probably wouldn't say 'essential'

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

      Not essential. Not compulsory. Still one of the first players to go into my draft and don't see me removing him before GW1.

  8. Clean sheets outside of Arsenal, Man City + Man Utd
    OLDHERMAN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 3 days ago

    Talking about clean sheet potential. Who to trust outside MUN, ARS and MC? There seems to be at least one reason of suspect about any other team...

    1. Dat Guy Welbz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      I don’t even trust those 3 let alone anyone else.

    2. Andy_Social
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      They're favourites for the most clean sheets over the season. I'd tip Brighton for the first 2-3 gameweeks.

      1. Brimble82
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 3 days ago

        Concur. Then switching to CHE when BHA's run tours sour

    3. Ady87
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      My current back line

      Sanchez/Guaita

      Stones Gabriel Porro Botman Mings

      Mings didn’t let me down last season so keeping him.

      1. x.jim.x
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 3 days ago

        Wouldn’t go near Mings after they just spent £40m on Torres

        1. Andy_Social
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 3 days ago

          I'm not starting with Villa defenders, but looking at the fixtures, I intend to move in from GW8. By that time, Moreno should be good to go.

    4. LangerznMash
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      Clean sheets are becoming more and more of an unpredictable rarity at the start of season. Easier to focus on potential attack returns.

      1. Nate(U)dog(ie)
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 3 days ago

        This. Especially with the IB after GW4 and fixture swings around then, pick whoever you can from those teams or aim for picks that have the potential to be good long term (probably for attacking potential) and reassess after the break once we've seen a few games from everyone

    5. The Mentaculus
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      • 2 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      I think Newcastle, Villa, Brentford & Brighton are the only other teams that I'd consider a defender from at this stage

      1. Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 3 days ago

        Keep an early eye on Chelsea too.

        1. The Mentaculus
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          • 2 Years
          10 months, 3 days ago

          Oh yeah I could be swayed to Chilwell actually

          1. Andy_Social
            • 11 Years
            10 months, 3 days ago

            And Colwill could turn out to be the best 4.5

      2. x.jim.x
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 3 days ago

        Villa are absolutely a wait-and-see for me. Their centre-half pairing is made up of the Spanish Lindelof and a player coming back from a huge injury, so absolutely no PL experience there, and they'll have human slug Tielemans in front of them. Just can't see it working immediately, if at all.

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

          Newcastle, who looked out of sorts experimenting with 3-4-2-1, found a lot of joy with balls over the top against Villa's high line. Villa looked great on the ball though and passing from the back.

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

            Not sure where Tielemens fits in for Villa. Douglas Luiz and Kamara are better defensive midfielders in my opinion. Emery likes to use McGinn tactically to exploit any weaknesses in the opposition.

            1. x.jim.x
              • 9 Years
              10 months, 3 days ago

              Yeah, I don't rate him at all, especially with defensive responsibilities. Wouldn't surprise me to see him start the first few games then end up dropped - stinks of another Coutinho "big name" signing.

        2. The Mentaculus
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          • 2 Years
          10 months, 3 days ago

          Fair enough on the wait & see, although I think I'm more optimistic about their prospects overall. Would just be a 4.5 in rotation if I picked one to start but most likely I'll just get Moreno later on when fit

          1. x.jim.x
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 3 days ago

            Emery is a great manager so I'm sure he'll sort it, I just wonder how they're going to fare at first, especially with Newcastle and Liverpool away in their initial fixtures. Could easily end up getting battered and needing a re-think.

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

              Villa played through the Newcastle high press worryingly well at Villa Park and in the friendly the other day. The game at SJP last season, before Emery properly took over, was an easy game for Newcastle where they got the ball high up the pitch and overwhelmed Villa.

              Not sure how much kidology there was from Howe using the Villa game to trial 3-4-2-1 to throw Emery a curve ball, with the GW1 game in mind.

    6. Noooisy
        10 months, 3 days ago

        Burnley used to be pretty solid back when they were in PL. I hope they are still good.

        1. Any1ablue
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 24 days ago

          Totally different club from that bunch of cloggers, kompany has seen to that. City mentality.

      • Any1ablue
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        Clean sheets man Utd? Nope. They’re not geared up for a GK made for this century football, the rest are still hoofit and see, so panic will set in.

    7. Count of Monte Hristo
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      Eze or Mbuemo?

      1. Amartey Partey
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 3 days ago

        Mbeumo

    8. Count of Monte Hristo
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      Is Martinelli a good pick or a great pick?

      1. aapoman
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 3 days ago

        depends on the minutes. I'm leaning towards good

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

        Good, could be great, in my opinion.

    9. aapoman
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      Best 6m or lower mid/forward that I'd be starting 90% f the time? Currently thinking between Buendia, Wissa and Joao Pedro

      1. Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 3 days ago

        With Villa strengthening their flanks, Buendia may not be nailed, same as J pedro. Only Wissa of those 3 is.

      2. Coys96
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 3 days ago

        All 3 are good. I like Ferguson

    10. _Gunner
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      Is Gabriel a better pick than Zinchenko?

      1. Amartey Partey
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 3 days ago

        Currently

      2. Yank Revolution
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 2 days ago

        Always

      3. Any1ablue
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        No, because he costs more, Saliba is the one to be on.

      4. Stranger Mings
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        Yea

    11. Tomerick
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      I think I’ve cracked it!

      Onana, Areola
      TAA, Gabriel, Henry, Baldock, Beyer
      Rashford, Bruno, Saka, Foden, Nakamba
      Haaland, Nkunku, Wissa

      1. Sheffield Wednesday
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 3 days ago

        I can envisage TAA being sold if need to upgrade elsewhere.

      2. Coys96
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 3 days ago

        Don’t understand why you’d go Henry when Pinnock is the same price. Baldock probably won’t start as Bogle is preferred there (which everyone seems to be ignoring). So you’re going to be left weak at the back a lot.

        I do like the front 7 but then again you’ve perhaps got a few too many risky picks (Nkunku, Wissa, Foden, Utd double up)

        1. Tomerick
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 3 days ago

          Yeah Henry could be Pinnock. I’d heard he might not be 100% nailed but he served me well last season.

          Thanks for the Baldock info I wasn’t aware of that.

          Foden could be any other 7.5. I’m monitoring Maddison. Nkunku is my gut saying he’s going to fly and unless Brentford sign a striker, I think Wissa will be gold too.

          1. Andy_Social
            • 11 Years
            10 months, 3 days ago

            Paid big money for Collins

    12. FlyingWithoutIngs
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      Morning, Evening, Afternoon all wherever you may be. Finally made a twitter account for FPL, mainly to track progress and interact with FPL community. Feel free to drop me a follow and I'll be sure to follow you back
      @FPLJL_
      https://twitter.com/FPLJL_

      1. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        • 2 Years
        10 months, 3 days ago

        Commiserations

      2. The FPL Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 14 Years
        10 months, 3 days ago

        It's X now?

    13. Coys96
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      Thinking of bench boosting in GW1. I’ve never really had a successful BB and it always hinders my season given the prep and the aftermath.

      Thoughts on this? Have 0.5 ITB atm

      Verbruggen
      Estupinan Gabriel Stones
      Saka Martinelli Foden Rashford
      Haaland Watkins Ferguson

      Leno Guehi Tarkowski Kluivert

    14. Cal1umz
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      Hello,

      Please choose one:

      A – Bruno & Wissa & Maddison
      B – Bruno & Nunez & Mbeumo
      C – Jesus & Maddison & Mbeumo

      Thanks

      1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 3 days ago

        B

      2. Coys96
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 3 days ago

        C

    15. MoSalalalalalalalalah
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      Does Timber start?

      1. Sheffield Wednesday
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 3 days ago

        Wood not know at this stage.

        1. Tomerick
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 3 days ago

          Surely he plays against Forest

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

            If he doesn't get axed

            1. Tomerick
              • 9 Years
              10 months, 3 days ago

              Someone will need to keep a log of his minutes.

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

                Don't want a spinal injury of course. Will need to take care of his lumber region

                1. Count of Monte Hristo
                  • 11 Years
                  10 months, 3 days ago

                  Let’s hope he is not a sap.

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

                    I've heard his bark is louder than his bite

                    1. Count of Monte Hristo
                      • 11 Years
                      10 months, 3 days ago

                      Oakily Dokily!

                        1. Count of Monte Hristo
                          • 11 Years
                          10 months, 3 days ago

                          I never saw this growing up. Has an 80’s feel but it says 1995.

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

                          I saw it growing up! I was quite a retro child

                2. Tomerick
                  • 9 Years
                  10 months, 3 days ago

                  He can strengthen it by planking.

              2. TheTinman
                • 8 Years
                10 months, 3 days ago

                I've just twigged on to what you lot are up to!

                1. Count of Monte Hristo
                  • 11 Years
                  10 months, 3 days ago

                  Taking a leaf out their book I see.

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

                    Looks like the thread is branching out

                    1. Tomerick
                      • 9 Years
                      10 months, 3 days ago

                      Let’s stick with it!

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

        Might take some time to get rooted into the team

        1. Andy_Social
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 3 days ago

          Does this mean White is axed?

        2. Sheffield Wednesday
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 3 days ago

          Until then he's bench material

      3. :
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 3 days ago

        If he does he'll be quite a poplar selection.

    16. Quinnlar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      Ramsdale
      Stones AWB Veltman
      Grealish Saka Enciso Kulusevski
      Haaland Isak Gakpo

      Neto Hickey James Mudryk

      Got 2 in the bank. Still not sure Gakpo over Nunez. Kulusevski over maddison and even Son. Son used to be my boy.

    17. TheTinman
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      Well if JJ Bull is convinced by Conor Bradley then so am I!

      Wait...

      Who is JJ Bull?

      Who is Conor Bradley?

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

        I'm convinced that Elliot Anderson and Lewis Miley are very very very talented. Not sure they'll play a major impact on Newcastle's season though.

        1. TheTinman
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 3 days ago

          I'm still not convinced by Anderson, just seems to be lacking pace for me, but technically gifted. Miley looks a better prospect. The assist vs Gateshead was a thing of beauty! And he came off the bench vs Chelsea and rattled the woodwork.

          Both will get plenty of gametime in cups and the odd cameo here and there. It's good to know they're there if we do have a big injury crisis and need to rest a player ahead of the Champions League semi final vs Real Madrid.

      2. Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 3 days ago

        Tifo IRL

        They know their stuff

        1. Andy_Social
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 3 days ago

          And Bradley is one of Chelsea's youth.
          Now here's the thing - Chelsea are showing yet again that they have a strong academy and some of the kids on show this week have very high potential.
          But it's Chelsea DNA to spunk tens of millions on big names and never give the academy kids a chance.
          Now here's Poch that built his rep on giving kids a go.
          Which way is this gonna go? Follow dumping Mount with selling Gallagher and farm out the other prospects, or put some faith in youth?

          1. TheTinman
            • 8 Years
            10 months, 3 days ago

            Liverpool prospect*

            I think Chelsea just try to make money with their academy. They've just bought a Newcastle prospect, born and raised in the area. Quite sad as I think he would have been better off up here, but it is what it is.

            1. Andy_Social
              • 11 Years
              10 months, 3 days ago

              Ho, sorry yeh. Chelsea have been using exciting youth too, like that Cassedei.

    18. adstomko
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      Thoughts?

      Pickford
      Trent - Porro - Patterson
      Son - Rashford - Saka (C) - Kluivert
      Kane - Darwin - Jackson
      (Martinez - Chilwell - Pau - Nakamba)

      Everton/Villa rotation
      Saka/Kane captaincy rotation.

      1. Coys96
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 3 days ago

        No City… why?

        Too much spent on keepers and two forwards who aren’t even nailed.

        I like the midfield but wouldn’t want to start Kluivert every week given the fixtures

        1. adstomko
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 3 days ago

          City rotate too much. I wouldn't be captaining Haaland until GW6, because Kane (if he stays) and Saka are great options until then.

          I'd just have Pickford as a GK, but Everton are unpredictable, and Villa & Everton rotate nicely.

          Kluivert can be a sub sometimes, Bournemouth should score a lot fo goals this season, given how they'll play.

          1. Coys96
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 3 days ago

            City play 2 promoted teams and Fulham and NFO at home in the first 6 GWs. Why on earth wouldn’t you captain him then?

            I agree regarding Bmouth but would be concerned by the lack of alternative options around his price if he fails to hit the ground running

          2. Any1ablue
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            9 months, 24 days ago

            That’s you out of it then! Bizarre……

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

      This looks like a good attack/frontline :

      Kulusevski - Saka - Martinelli - Eze - Grealish
      Haaland - Joao Pedro - Alvarez

      One of them being a sub (evidently)
      Thoughts?

      1. Tomerick
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 3 days ago

        I think we need to see the full team to be able to give a verdict but based on this I would hope it’s a great back line.

        Kulusevski was not at all convincing last season to the point where I’m not even sure of his price because I have not once considered him. Martinelli’s minutes could be at risk but they said that last season too. Eze could be a great differential. Grealish isn’t that great a fantasy asset any more. Alvarez is a decent punt but I’d be worried about Pedro’s minutes. I know you say you’d bench him but I think there would be times where you’d need him to play.

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

          Backline is :

          Leno
          Trent - Chilwell - Saliba - Malo Gusto - Udogie/ or Pau Torres (haven't yet decided)

    20. Andy_Social
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      Hey.... got a great Starting XI by going with a 4-3-3. Why has no one mentioned this?? Yeah, only 3 mids from all those sweeties, but it's great!

      1. Sheffield Wednesday
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 3 days ago

        Why so coy with your selection?

        1. Andy_Social
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 3 days ago

          I hate RMTs, so I'm not gonna be a hypocrite. It'll change tomorrow anyway.

          1. Brimble82
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 3 days ago

            Hey Andy, I recall we were similarly aligned in pre-season last year (or was it the year before?)
            I'm currently on a 343, but it may well become a 433 by GW3/4
            Think it could work out alright!

            1. Brimble82
              • 5 Years
              10 months, 3 days ago

              So many 3s and 4s in that post!

      2. TheTinman
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 3 days ago

        4-5-1 is better and my mind won't be changed on that.

        More midfield options to spend your FT on, attack fixtures, attack bandwagons etc.

        1. Andy_Social
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 3 days ago

          What I've been discovering is that the 3-5-2 is far from the no-brainer people are making it out to be. These other formations are more than viable.

          Currently, my 3-4-3 has Joao Pedro needing to start some games - I'm not confident enough to rely on that. My 4-3-3 has 11 nailed-on starters, but starting the season with 4 defenders is not really what I want. Plenty tinkering to do yet.

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

        Think I'm edging to 3-4-3, but with a 4th defender who come in and to replace any of the initial starting 11 depending on the fixture. I still feel some way off my final draft though.

    21. Count of Monte Hristo
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      Any of you going with Maddison from the start or wait and see?

      1. Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 3 days ago

        Waiting on Kane, waiting on Spurs.

        1. Count of Monte Hristo
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 3 days ago

          You think Kane will be gone or hopefully he stays?

          1. Andy_Social
            • 11 Years
            10 months, 3 days ago

            I think with Joe Lewis intervening, he goes.

      2. Tomerick
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 3 days ago

        I think you monitor for 2 weeks and then pivot your 7.5 to him for the good fixtures. He hasn’t exactly lit up in preseason so far.

      3. TheTinman
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 3 days ago

        Richarlison might be the one if starting up front week in week out

    22. Brimble82
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      Any chance Bradley gets added to the game pre-GW1?
      I believe squad players only get added once they've been included in a matchday squad/appear on the bench right?

      So based on this, I suspect we'll only get the option to draft him in fro GW2 onwards.

      1. Sheffield Wednesday
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 3 days ago

        Players are being added and subtracted from the game on a regular basis pre-season. What makes you think nothing happens until GW2?

        1. Skonto Rigga
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 3 days ago

          Based on what I've seen in previous seasons, you'll now get:

          1. New signings continually priced up over the next three weeks (and beyond, till the end of August).
          2. A cluster of back-ups/academy products added after the final pre-season friendlies if/when it becomes apparent that they're going to play any part in the first-team set-up. Bradley could fall into this category.

          Then, as you say Brimble, anyone else they've overlooked will be added if and when they appear in a PL matchday squad.

          1. fusen
            • 12 Years
            10 months, 3 days ago

            The database table I use of players from the FPL bootstrap file had 700+ players last season and it only imported 520~ a couple of days ago, so definitely a decent number of potential players to come into the game

    23. SpaceCadet
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      Better option?

      A. Stones bruno ( own rashford)
      B. Taa mbuemo

      1. Any1ablue
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        Certainly isn’t B

    24. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      This article is disgusting. What kind of animal would drop the T from TAA!

    25. staggr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 months, 28 days ago

      I know this is off-topic but wondering if someone can help? I would like to add a 'Position' column to my custom stat table but I cant see it in the column options?

      I know you can customise the table to show players of a certain position but I want to have all players in my table but also be able to see their positions, I can see a 'position' column in the projections table so hopefully I've missed something? Thanks