Who to put in your Fantasy Football Team? Here's the Pundits' XI with inclusions from Liverpool & Manchester United
Posted by FFPundits
5:30pm Aug 9 2019
Mo Salah and two premium Liverpool FC defenders will kick-start our Fantasy Premier League season on FanTeam
If you’re not familiar with FanTeam, they’re offering a season-long Fantasy Premier League game with a GUARANTEED prize pool of €250,000.
If you’d like a bit more detail, we can bring you up to speed through our series of articles to date. You can find the initial overview of the game here, a breakdown of the prizes here, and the rule similarities and differences with regards to FPL here.
For now, let’s crack on with draft 2, shall we?
To start with, let’s remind ourselves of where we left off – it looked like this, but since settling on the below, the fantasy football landscape has changed somewhat…
So what’s changed? Well quite a bit actually, so et’s go through each transfer:
> Mat Ryan & David Button OUT
> Tom Heaton & Dean Henderson IN
Dean Henderson is only 4.0M on FanTeam so was a no brainer, we also like the look of Heaton following his transfer fro Burnley to Villa so the Brighton duo depart, and for the same price we have two starting keepers!
> Trent Alexander-Arnold, Cesar Azpilicueta, Seamus Coleman, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Davinson Sanchez & Martin Kelly OUT
> Andy Robertson, Virgil van Dijk, Lucas Digne, Aaron Wan-Bissaka & Diego Rico IN
We’ve been given the jitters when it comes to TAA and his rotation fears following the Community Shield, so we’ve decided to play it safe and opt for Robertson instead.
The same goes for Coleman following Everton’s capture of Djibril Sidibie, so he’s upgraded for his fellow Toffee in Lucas Digne.
We swap blue Manchester for red Manchester in our 5.5M slot, as AWB comes in as a longer term pick over Zinchenko.
We’ve also gone double Liverpool with Azpilicueta swapped out for VVD.
Finally, it looks like Rico will be given the chance to start at left back for Bournemouth and is only a bench filler anyway.
> Kevin de Bruyne, Ravel Morrison & Leander Dendoncker OUT
> Raheem Sterling, Ayoze Perez & Danny Drinkwater IN
As much as we all love KDB, there’s no doubting that Sterling is the most explosive option in the Manchester City midfield so we decided that along with Salah, he’s our man.
Perez comes in as an upgrade as we’ve shifted the money around to afford Sterling. We’ve also swapped bench fodder in midfield, with Drinkwater looking like a good signing for Burnley.
> Harry Kane & Jamie Vardy OUT
> Diogo Jota & Callum Wilson IN
We had to fund the Sterling move somehow, and unfortunately it’s Kane who makes way.
We’d have loved to have kept him, but ultimately he was our only realistic way of raising the Sterling capital.
He makes way for Jota who looks blisteringly hot in pre-season. Callum Wilson also feels like a good addition as we’ve kept Leicester attack with Perez but got some much needed Bournemouth cover with Wilson.
Here’s how that leaves us looking, ladies and gents – the Pundits’ FanTeam XI draft 2:
So, there we have it Fantasy Premier League bosses – our Fantasy Football Pundits Staff Team is now locked in to FanTeam’s €250,000 cash league, which starts at 8pm on Friday the 9th when Liverpool kick the season off against Norwich City.
DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS… our partners at FanTeam.com are offering a quarter of a million Euro prize pool for their season-long game, which is almost identical to FPL. Yes, that’s €250,000
There’s a cool €50,000 for first place prize and the top 1250 places are paid out! What’s even better is that only 600 managers have entered, so you’ve a fantastic chance of finishing in the cash places.
It’s absolutely not to be missed and we, as well as many other well-known FPL accounts and websites, we’ll be playing this game also.