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  1. theshazly
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 24 days ago

    RMT draft please:

    Onana Areola

    Stones Estu Mings Baldock Bell
    Mitoma Rashford Salah Saka Anderson
    Jackson Haaland Wissa

    0.0 ITB

    Cheers

    1. JAC THE CAT
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Looks decent, solid team.

    2. KieranKA
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Looks good but I think you can do better than Mings. I'd upgrade Bell so you have an alternative in Villa's tougher fixtures, downgrade Wissa to Nketiah or Pedro

    3. toerag
      • 13 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      someone put something up the other week about bell dropping in price and leaving you out of pocket for a bench player that wont play.

      so not him

      1. toerag
        • 13 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        was out on loan or sold cant remember, but with 16.5% ownership that would drop him

    4. The Biscuitmen
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 24 days ago

      I know Villa finished the season strongly but I'd probably want a Villa player as my 4th defender, not 3rd.

    5. loshmi83
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      No Arsenal defense? Would sub Stones for Gabriel and upgrade Bell to Tarkowski.

    6. Firminooooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Mings and Wissa to Gabriel/Chilwell and fodder.

  2. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Anything to suggest Joao Pedro starts vs Luton? On Brighton forum most (not many predictions overall) predicted Welbeck to start, although I'd say it's nothing more than a guess. Thoughts?

    1. JAC THE CAT
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      I think that will be a guess for a while.

      I think we need to see a few games first.

    2. Johnjo
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      I'm also wondering why everyone going for Pedro? Scout line ups also predicts Wellbeck starting.

    3. Nate(U)dog(ie)
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Wouldn't Pedro start behind Welbeck as a 10?

      1. Nate(U)dog(ie)
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        If he's playing, I mean

    4. Men in green tights
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Spend a club record on him and Ferguson hasn't had a good preseason so suggest he will start , Welbeck getting on a bit but still s quality player so think he will play too as a sub to keep front fresh

      1. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        I've seen a couple people say this but I don't think Ferguson has even played a minute so far..?

    5. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      I want to believe he does, and hope that the next friendly gives a better indication but at the moment I'm honestly not sure & really on the fence about picking him

  3. JAC THE CAT
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Would welcome some advice on this choice...

    A,
    Steele
    Henry
    Martinelli
    Wissa

    B,
    Flekken
    Estupinan
    Mbuemo
    Jackson

    1. KieranKA
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      B

    2. nolard
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      b

  4. KieranKA
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    With Nkunku and Jesus out, I don't think it's worth spending more than 5.5 on a second forward. Jackson, Núñez and Álvarez are all good but all risky. Wissa is OK but Mbeumo is better.

    Leaning toward this, RMT?

    Onana // Aréola
    Stones Gabriel Estupiñán // Colwill Baldock
    Salah Rashford Saka Mitoma Mbeumo
    Haaland Nketiah // Archer

    1. Dunster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Watkins?

    2. JAC THE CAT
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Really don't like the Nketiah pick, I wouldn't be surprised if he is still benched.

      The rest looks good.

    3. Drexl Spivey
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Nketiah isn't risky?

      1. KieranKA
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        He is. I'm not sure – could go for Chilwell + 4.5 FWD instead of Colwill + Nketiah

        1. Drexl Spivey
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 24 days ago

          Are you committed to 3-5-2 or can you be tempted to drop a midfielder? Some decent strikers this year, albeit punty, and I wouldn't lumber yourself with two non-playing forwards.

  5. have you seen cyan
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    ;( Jesus out sucks, I don't want anyone else

    1. KieranKA
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Seriously considering 4-5-1

      1. have you seen cyan
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        yea, maybe he gets repaired before season starts and pointless worrying. Hopefully

    2. JAC THE CAT
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      4-5-1?

    3. F4L
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      yeah it's frustrating, would be alright if you could pick a Newcastle striker without losing minutes but meh

  6. mattyb09
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    If you had to pick one to start with for GW1:

    a) Bernardo
    b) Alvarez
    c) Grealish

    1. JAC THE CAT
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      C

    2. KieranKA
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      B, because there are so few good forwards. Grealish has minutes but not enough goals/assists in him; Álvarez will do OK but minutes are a risk; Bernardo has neither

      1. mattyb09
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        How do you figure Bernardo's minutes are a risk? Gundo & Mahrez are both gone and they are forcing Silva to stay out of desperation

        1. toerag
          • 13 Years
          9 months, 24 days ago

          if he does go the will buy somone .
          Ask Jim 😆

          1. x.jim.x
            • 9 Years
            9 months, 24 days ago

            £35m release clause for Olise.

            1. Nate(U)dog(ie)
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 24 days ago

              He's looking likely to be out until October though. One Palace reporter (that I've seen Palace fans saying is very reliable) has also said that that release clause isn't valid any more (or something along those lines)

            2. toerag
              • 13 Years
              9 months, 24 days ago

              😆 yep

        2. KieranKA
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 24 days ago

          Two of Kovacic, Foden, KDB, Silva and Álvarez will miss out every week. Grealish and Haaland will probably start most weeks. Hard to guess beyond that

    3. toerag
      • 13 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Grenadarez!
      Honestly, probably only c atm

    4. F4L
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Grealish, hope for a good Community Shield performance

    5. nolard
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      b

  7. Johnjo
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Is Nketiah likely to start if Jesus is out?

    1. JAC THE CAT
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Nope.

    2. KieranKA
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Probably, but Trossard or Havertz could start instead

      1. KieranKA
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        This guarantees Nketiah *some* minutes every week but could be a 1-point magnet

      2. x.jim.x
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        Arteta wants sacking if he starts Nketiah over Trossard

    3. F4L
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      he wasn't first choice when Jesus was out at the end of last season, they did well with Trossard up top so probably that again

      1. Deulofail
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        He was first choice, then he got injured. There was only one game, I believe, that Trossard started ahead of Nketiah while Nketiah was available.

        1. Deulofail
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 24 days ago

          (And I believe the Nketiah injury was the result of an ongoing issue he was having while still being picked by Arteta ahead of Trossrd)

          1. F4L
            • 9 Years
            9 months, 24 days ago

            oh fair enough didn't know about that, hopefully Jesus isn't out for long anyways

        2. F4L
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 24 days ago

          yeah you're right, just checked and only actually Leicester away and Everton home

          just remember owning Nketiah for Villa away then he was dropped and Martinelli went on a run

          although you can still say the last time Nketiah and Trossard were competing Trossard was the one getting the start, even just for 2 games

    4. I Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Trossard has been Arsenal's best player in preseason so I doubt it but the Community Shield should give us a decent idea.

  8. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Same old story. 0.5 over. Where would you save 0.5 on this lot?
    Downgrade Watkins?
    Estupinian for a 4.5?
    Stones for 5?

    Onana (Fodder)
    Gabriel Estupinian Stones Chilwell (fodder)
    Saka Mitoma Rash Bruno Foden
    Haaland Watkins (Fodder)

    1. Ëð
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Stones easily.

    2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Onana to Pickford, and Stones to Shaw maybe?

    3. Firminooooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      I think we have to play Chilwell GW1 and downgrade 1 of the other defender. But dont ask me who. All 4 are great picks.

    4. Firminooooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      With your team I would go Watkins to Chelsea forward.

  9. Santi sensei
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Trusty 4.0 should be pretty nailed for Sheffield

    1. Men in green tights
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Who

      1. Santi sensei
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        Signed from Arsenal. Can play as RCB RWB

        1. Men in green tights
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 24 days ago

          OK cheers , are to below reply

        2. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 24 days ago

          * LCB / LB

          1. Ask Yourself
            • 7 Years
            9 months, 24 days ago

            Nice

        3. Ask Yourself
          • 7 Years
          9 months, 24 days ago

          LCB/LWB*

    2. Ask Yourself
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Why would you go for a CB when you can get their wing back in Baldock at 4m

  10. Ëð
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Best 6.5m midfielder? So many options.

    1. Ask Yourself
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      For me for the start of the season it goes in this order:
      Mbeumo
      Eze
      Mitoma
      Diaby

      Longer term it’s:
      Eze
      Mbeumo
      Diaby
      Mitoma

      1. Ëð
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        Thanks. Good to see someone else not mega convinced by Mitoma.

        1. Ask Yourself
          • 7 Years
          9 months, 24 days ago

          It’s literally just that Luton at home game in GW1 that has everyone swayed. With their squad depth and points sharing I doubt the interest will last much longer after that

          1. x.jim.x
            • 9 Years
            9 months, 24 days ago

            First 3 fixtures are begging for goals, should be plenty to go around. I’m not massively keen on him though, would rather have Enciso or Pedro if I knew they would play.

      2. Ahsieuwbb
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 24 days ago

        I may be making a big mistake, but I’m on Bernardo Silva at 6.5. I just think without Mahrez and Gundogan he’ll get plenty of game time and plenty of points.
        Most of my tinkering the past few days have involved two at 6.5, but haven’t got rid of Bernardo yet. Maybe he won’t play a minute of the community shield and I’ll change my mind…

        1. x.jim.x
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 24 days ago

          Bernardo has never hit double-figures with goals, nor has he ever hit 15 G+A in a season. Brilliant player but not a FPL asset worth having.

          1. Ahsieuwbb
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 24 days ago

            Yeh I’m sure you’re right - just feel like he’s never had a spot nailed down. That’ll probably still be the case, but just got a feeling he’ll have a big year.

            (Watch as he now gets a transfer/season ending injury)

    2. F4L
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      for that price point I'd start with Mbeumo, his good fixtures let you concentrate on other areas for FTs

    3. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Was all set on Mitoma but the closer we get to season starting I’ve changed to Mbeumo

    4. Sure You Did
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Mitoma and Diaby ate the best, don’t care what anyone else says

      1. Sure You Did
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 24 days ago

        Are*

  11. tricpic
    • 14 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Alvarez and Diaby
    Or
    Foden and Nketiah

    1. x.jim.x
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Anti-FPL?

  12. BlzE_94
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Jesus to Darwin/Gakpo or Jackson?

    1. Admiral Benson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Chill. We will all be on Alvarez when he starts on Sunday

  13. Pariße
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    I think Mudryk is a completely underrated asset among Chelsea attackers, and he comes at a cheaper price. He has that sting in him with high energy actions when on the ball, much more than for example Grealish who decides not to penetrate areas but keep it safe most of the time. He’s also half a season ahead of Nkunku and Jackson in terms of adaptation to the new environment.

    1. F4L
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      would just pick Sterling though, looking at pre-season gametime Poch has made RW his spot, Nkunku can play in Mudryk's position if Poch wants a midfield 3

      1. Pariße
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        Sterling can also be a steal if he gets in the right form. Would prefer over the injured Nkunku and Jackson with zero experience in the prem.

    2. Men in green tights
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Where has he been playing 8n the preseason teams as not sure if he will playing in the front line , as haven't really been monitoring Chelsea

    3. The Knights Template
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Parisse in the MUDryk!

      1. The Knights Template
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        Ooohhhh can’t believe I went there!

        1. Men in green tights
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 24 days ago

          I can

          1. toerag
            • 13 Years
            9 months, 24 days ago

            me too

            1. The Knights Template
              • 10 Years
              9 months, 24 days ago

              He does it all the time.

      2. Pariße
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        Don’t worry about it, he’s not my 6.5 midfielder.

  14. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Would you play Botman vs Villa gw1 and bench Chilwell until her returns to the team GW2?

    1. golfboy
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Probably yes

    2. Hairy Potter
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      I'm thinking of another 4.5 defender, maybe Tarkowski, for GW1, with Chilwell on the bench. Whoever my 4.5 defender is, will become Botman later.

    3. Drexl Spivey
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      I am.

  15. golfboy
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    hi chaps. thoughts on the below? I know it's a bit templatey...

    Onana (Areola)
    Gabriel Chilwell Estupian (Mee Bell)
    Salah Saka Eze Mbeumo Mitoma
    Haaland Darwin (Mubama)

    do you think no Man U mids is a problem that I need to fix or wait and see?

    1. Alan The Llama
      • 14 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Wait and see. Some people will tell you different but there'll be a lot of Man Utd fans in that cohort.

  16. Fantasy Steve
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Rate my draft please:

    Onana - Areola

    Stones - Gabriel - Estupinan - Cash - Baldock

    Rashford - Saka - Martinelli - Foden - Chukwumeka

    Haaland - Watkins - Darwin

    Went for a front 7 of Strikers/Wingers, confident of Villa doing well this season too

    1. golfboy
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Not a fan of playing 3 up front but it does look pretty good if that's the way you go

    2. Apollo Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Lovely job

  17. Apollo Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    A. Trent + 4.5m bench fwd

    B. 4.5m def + up to 8m fwd

    C. Chilwell + Nico Jackson

    1. Alan The Llama
      • 14 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Not A

      1. Apollo Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        I like C a lot as it gives me lots of flexibility in formations and more depth, but also two benching headaches every one of the first few weeks.

  18. Sebastes
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Seeing that Jesus seem to have been a shoo-in in a lot of teams, and given that both Nketiah, Trossard and Havertz all come in cheaper, is whoever plays CF for Arsenal vs City an automatic pick for you?

    1. x.jim.x
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Only it’s Trossard - don’t rate the other 2.

      1. I Member
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        Pretty much this. I'm not picking Havertz or Nketiah. Could be tempted by Trossard but will probably just go Saka, Martinelli and Gabriel.

    2. Hairy Potter
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      I wasn't on Jesus. I'm keen to see how Martinelli does as he's my 3rd Arsenal player.

    3. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Tross was in my squad before Jesus injury

    4. Now I'm Panicking
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      What if they play CF and are shite?

      1. Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        Watch the game break when Balogun lines up in the Commie on Sunday.

  19. Pachi
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    3-5-2 bruno and martinelli or 4-4-2 salah and cash?

  20. Neilhl1979
      9 months, 24 days ago

      version 1074, thoughts?

      Onona, Areola
      Gabriel, Stones, Estu, Chilwell, beyer
      Fernandes, Mitoma, saka, maddison, Eze(or diaby)
      Haaland, Jackson, Darwin,

      1. Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        So you got Beyer at the end of the bench
        The rest of your bench is painful

        I currently have Watkins first on my bench so I feel your pain

    • southernrocker1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Livramento to Toon all but done.

      Who is he going to displace in the back line?

      1. Drexl Spivey
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        Nobody - he'll be backing up Tripps. Just had a year out injured.

      2. Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        He's a right WB, so presumably understudy to Trippier. I think he has played on the left too.

      3. Hairy Potter
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        No one soon. Maybe Burn drops out, with Livra or Trippier going to left back. Maybe he'll just be Trippier's understudy. Local press were rolling out old quotes from Walcott likening him to Bale. So maybe he might end up further forward.

        Howe did trial 3-4-2-1 in preseason against Villa with Trippier as a centre back, so he could play wingback in that system if deployed as a plan B.

        TLDR, wait and see how Howe integrates him into the squad. He's not scared to take his time with players.

        1. Skonto Rigga
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 24 days ago

          Aye, a bit of savvy long-term, post-Trippier planning. He's 33 in September. Livramento for right-back duties, Tonali for the set plays.

          I did read a lot of Soton fans wanting to see Livramento play further up the flank two seasons back, so good was he going forward.

          1. Hairy Potter
            • 9 Years
            9 months, 24 days ago

            Hopefully Ashby also benefits from his season on loan as he looked a decent right back in preseason.

    • Rushford
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      A) TAA, Bruno, Maddison
      B) Chilwell, Salah, Mbeumo

      1. The Mighty Hippo
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        I prefer A), but with Chilwell ahead of TAA and the spare cash distributed elsewhere.

    • Sfowl123
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 24 days ago

      A couple of real unknowns I'm currently trying to get my head around. Would be interested to know what others think:

      - Darwin Nunez. I'm convinced he's going to have a good season. But does he even start GW1 ahead of Gakpo right now?

      - Wissa. What do his minutes realistically look like? Is he going to be playing 90 mins regularly? Up top? out wide?

      - Nicholas Jackson. Again, minutes. Is he benched GW1 and made to earn his spot up top? Think he could be great if he's made the main striker straight away.

      - Martinelli. Not as worried about this one. But does anyone make a serious push to limit his minutes, Trossard has looked great in pre season. Havertz?

    • Fatboy_Slim
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      With the injury news, looks like it has made selection easier, however, last minute opinions always welcome. Please rate my draft and suggest what to go for:

      1) Shaw, Martinelli/havertz/trossard, Wissa (benched for gw1)
      2) Henry (benched for Gw1), Rashford, wissa
      3) Shaw, Mbeumo, Joao Pedro (benched for Gw1)

      Currently:

      Onana,
      Shaw, Estupinan, Gabriel
      Saka, Bruno, Foden, Mitoma, Martinelli
      Haaland, Jackson
      Sub: Areola, Wissa, Chilwell, Baldock

      thanks in advance!!

    • Our Tiny Windows
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      This is a very balanced team what do you think?

      Onana
      Stones Gabriel Botman
      Fernandes Rashford Saka Foden Mitoma
      Haaland Darwin

      Areola James Colwill 4.5

      1. Our Tiny Windows
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        GW2 Botman off for James. Then Colwill first sub.