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  • senso-ji 9 Aug 2018 13:30:14 9,161 posts
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    Is Richarlison is anyone's team? I think he's a good player for the price but Everton's pre-season has been awful.
  • THFourteen 9 Aug 2018 14:11:32 51,191 posts
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    senso-ji wrote:
    Is Richarlison is anyone's team? I think he's a good player for the price but Everton's pre-season has been awful.
    17% of teams apparently, but i came to the same conclusion as you did, Everton are doomed this season
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 9 Aug 2018 14:19:37 9,479 posts
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    I've gone No Salah which could be a terrible mistake but I think I've got balance elsewhere
  • THFourteen 9 Aug 2018 14:26:54 51,191 posts
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    The problem lies with the way the games scoring system is designed.

    If he scores a reasonable number of goals, and 52% of people have him, and 45% of people captain him (which is likely) you're basically fucked from day 1.

    The stupid captain system means you can't feasibly make up for his points by splitting the cost of him between 2 nearly as good players.

    Edited by THFourteen at 14:27:23 09-08-2018
  • OnlyJoeKing 9 Aug 2018 14:37:44 844 posts
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    Salah is essential. He got 300 points last season. If he does that again, bearing in mind everyone will captain him all the time, that's a 600 point defect you've got to make up. Can't really balance your way out of that.
  • senso-ji 9 Aug 2018 14:38:55 9,161 posts
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    The thing about Salah is that it's likely he'll have another great season, but will he get 300+ pts again? If you think not, then you can gamble and not take him if the money is spent wisely elsewhere and still be competitive.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 9 Aug 2018 15:26:14 9,479 posts
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    My front three has Firmino and Aguero in it which should offset the lack of Salah despite everyone and their wife captaining him.

    I just don't like the idea of pouring all my points into one player. I'd love him to do as well again because it was thrilling to watch but at the same time he's only ever done it to that extent once in his career. With the injury and World Cup too, will he be a 300 point man again?
  • OnlyJoeKing 9 Aug 2018 16:02:50 844 posts
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    Probably. He's amazing. And Liverpool are stronger now.

    Mane could do well, too. Think I'm going for them both.

    It will be a lot easier to trade Salah out if he's not flying than it will be to get him in. Imagine having to sit through Liverpool West Ham without Salah wielding the armband! That would be torture.
  • THFourteen 9 Aug 2018 17:42:42 51,191 posts
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    Pah I donít want to restructure my whole team to put him in now. Spent enough time on it as it is.
  • Jono62 9 Aug 2018 17:58:29 21,854 posts
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    I have Salah and Hazard in my team. If they end up being poor, it's a good chunk of money to invest.
  • THFourteen 9 Aug 2018 19:20:16 51,191 posts
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    So actually it comes down to Salah + King vs Eriksen + Firminho in my team.

    Changed my mind and gone for the first option. Actually i'm not that fussed about Eriksen at all, especially with Spurs likely to struggle with all the away games, and no signings, and their best player not recovered from the world cup yet.
  • HarryPalmer 9 Aug 2018 20:43:18 5,743 posts
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    I have Salah, Aubameyang, Aguero, and Firmino in my team. You can guess the rest.
  • THFourteen 10 Aug 2018 15:52:17 51,191 posts
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    Right Salah is in.

    That leaves me with Zaha, Aguero and Arnautavic up front.

    FML
  • Frogofdoom 10 Aug 2018 15:58:20 12,166 posts
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    @HarryPalmer hah mine is a bit like that too. Salah, Kane, Firminho and Eriksen. The rest is a shambles.
  • THFourteen 10 Aug 2018 16:11:19 51,191 posts
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    Frogofdoom wrote:
    @HarryPalmer hah mine is a bit like that too. Salah, Kane, Firminho and Eriksen. The rest is a shambles.
    Half of those four are a shambles too :-P
  • THFourteen 10 Aug 2018 17:55:51 51,191 posts
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    Right done.

    De Gaea
    Mee Mendy Robertson
    Mkhyi, Salah, Silva, Kante
    Firminho, aguero, king

    Subs boruc, murphy, wan bissaka , Schindler
  • THFourteen 10 Aug 2018 17:55:59 51,191 posts
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    Lmao.
  • Frogofdoom 10 Aug 2018 18:06:25 12,166 posts
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    Kante doesn't get any points though despite being the best midfielder in the league.
  • Gruff 10 Aug 2018 18:24:00 3,392 posts
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    Feck it, going Salah-less. Fortune favours the brave (and sometimes the stupid)

    Kante is being unshackled this season BTW, good differential for only 5.0

    Edited by Gruff at 18:25:33 10-08-2018
  • David_Richardson 10 Aug 2018 18:31:35 1,192 posts
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    Did anybody make a H2H league?
  • THFourteen 10 Aug 2018 18:38:59 51,191 posts
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    Frogofdoom wrote:
    Kante doesn't get any points though despite being the best midfielder in the league.
    ďAny pointsĒ is a bit harsh he got 101, 83 and 108 in the last three seasons.

    Find me another 5m midfielder who might get more in 22 mins!

    Or 5.5m if I ditch Murphy for a £4.5m

    Edited by THFourteen at 18:40:09 10-08-2018
  • Trowel 10 Aug 2018 18:42:03 22,258 posts
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    I had Neves in my team for a while, as he was on pens, but signings could change that, and I've upgraded to Jota.
  • nickthegun 10 Aug 2018 18:43:20 76,827 posts
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    I'm hovering over giving richarlison the shove for sessignon.... someone convince me one way or the other, plz
  • Trowel 10 Aug 2018 18:44:05 22,258 posts
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    Oh, but I did fill my bench with Cairney for £5m.
  • THFourteen 10 Aug 2018 18:55:14 51,191 posts
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    I like Jota.

    I donít fancy any of these teams that have made shitloads of signings tbh. So Iíd ditch rocharlison who did fuck all for the second half of last season.
  • MadCaddy13 10 Aug 2018 18:57:44 3,012 posts
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    Iíve gone Salahless. Mane instead
  • Trowel 10 Aug 2018 19:09:13 22,258 posts
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    I normally go with a rotating squad, but have gone for as strong a starting XI as I dare. I've gone with Ederson, Davies, Salah, Mane, Mahrez, Jota, Aguero, Arnautovic, and King, with filler for the rest.
  • JoelStinty 10 Aug 2018 19:12:22 7,457 posts
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    made a couple of last minute changes.

    Gone for :

    Pickford
    Mendy Lascelles Robertson
    Sane Mane Moura Eriksen Sessegnon
    Zaha Aubameyang

    Speroni, Cedric, Ings, and Wan bissaka as subs.

    Tried to get Salah in, (and kane) but they just cost too much.
  • Trowel 10 Aug 2018 19:20:11 22,258 posts
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    I don't think I've seen a team without Wan-Bissaka yet, including my own. I have no idea who he is.
  • Jono62 10 Aug 2018 19:21:25 21,854 posts
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    Made some last minute changes too:

    https://i.imgur.com/FwCxauU.jpg
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