Salah or Mane? Sterling or De Bruyne? Wilson or King? There’s some big decisions to be made for your Gameweek 1 team.
The Fantasy Football Community bring the toughest FPL comparison in these Fantasy Premier League Tips.
Matt Kearney kicks the comparison off with Salah vs Mane. With Salah returning from the African Cup of Nations sooner than Mane, it’s the Egyptian who has the momentum where FPL comparison is concerned!
— Bøwstring The Carp (@MattKearney92) July 4, 2019
FPL Prince crunches the numbers on last season. This pair were level on goals, sharing the Golden Boot, but Mane got very close to Salah in FPL points despite playing less minutes. Tempted by the one million pound saving?
🔴 When you consider Salah played 200 more minutes then Mane last year there's actually not that much between them:
Minutes Played – 3254
Minutes played – 3076
Points difference of just 28, I'm quite liking Mane at £11.5M! 💵 #FPL
— FPL Prince (@TheFPLPrince) June 28, 2019
Fantasy Football Pundits are tipping Kevin De Bruyne as the ultimate enabler. Downgrading Sterling to the Belgian saves a cool 2.5 million of the fantasy budget and he’s a proven FPL asset despite being hampered by injury last season.
— Fantasy Football Pundits (@FFPundits) July 11, 2019
Renegades crunches the numbers of whether we should go Sterling or KDB. The price differential is important here, with two players who can achieve similar points over the course of the season, fitness permitting.
Looking at Sterlings best 2 #FPL seasons vs KDBs best 2 below.
After an injury ravaged season KDB comes into the game at a tempting 9.5m, his cheapest in the last 5 years. A cool 2.5m less that Raz. Thats the difference between turning a Rashford into a Kane, a King into a pic.twitter.com/MGwiIVTH5M
— FPL Renegades Podcast (@RenegadesFpl) July 22, 2019
Another dilemma this pre season is between King and Wilson. Adam Hopcroft is so passionate about this that he’s produced 3 statistical comparison tweets. It certainly looks like Wilson could be worth his price tag.
Comparing the Bournemouth assests v bottom 14
Attacking return per start 0.46
Att rtn/st 1.09👀
Att rtn/st 0.80👀
Att rtn/st 0.41
— Adam Hopcroft (@ahopcroft13) July 12, 2019
The battle of the 🍒🍒
Did you know that in 18/19 Wilson & King both started 25 times:
Wilson – 11 goals & 12 assists
King – 9 goals & 2 assists
King only scored 5 goals from open play 👀
Are penalties + £1.5m price difference enough to justify going with 👑?
— Adam Hopcroft (@ahopcroft13) July 19, 2019
Wilson (1st) v King
Points 168 v 141 (+19%)
Points per match 5.6 v 4 (+40%)
Played 30 v 35
Goals 14 v 12
Assists 12 v 3
Fpl returns per match 0.87 v 0.43
Price 8m v 6.5m
Is Wilson offering better value? pic.twitter.com/F77zLaewEm
— Adam Hopcroft (@ahopcroft13) July 7, 2019
Scott Wilson from Fantasy Football Pundits is backing his namesake. However, with these budget priced forwards, FPL managers could avoid make a tricky comparison and go with both Cherries strikers for their opening two games.
Starting with Wilson AND King in #FPL attack.
▪️Easy first 2 games against Sheff Utd & Villa. Easy fixture run in general
▪️26 goals & 12 assists between them last season
▪️Service from Fraser
▪️If Bournemouth have a bad game, they both get 2pts
Worth the risk? I think so.
— Scott Wilson (@FFPundits_Scott) July 19, 2019
Moving things to defence, the most expensive defenders in the game are Liverpool’s full backs, Robertson and Alexander-Arnold. Both priced at 7 million, they offer different qualities.
🏴 Robertson V TAA 🏴
— Fantasy Football Fix (@FantasyFootyFix) July 18, 2019
Fantasy Bet bring the comparison of this pair to YouTube as they establish their channel. There’s plenty of analysis here and it’s the right back who seems to have the edge!
— FantasyBet (@fantasy_bet) July 19, 2019
Salah and Mane, plus King and Wilson get the FPL James comparison treatment in this Twitter thread. One brings obvious results, but making choices with the Cherries remains tough.
I’ve had a few requests for more player comparisons, so here is PART 2 of the THREAD exploring if there are any minor downgrades that would make minimal difference to our squads and would allow more noticeable upgrades in other areas 👍🏼 #FPLCommmunity #FPL
— FPL James (@James_FPL) July 11, 2019
FPL Tactician, Andy Martin, considers some of the thoughts in FPL managers minds. The comparison between certain players is clear and price confinements shouldn’t mean we go for a poor cover.
Over the season I think Jota can cover Jimenez and I’m on the fence about Lacazette covering Aubameyang but that’s about it.
King shouldn’t cover Wilson
KDB shouldn’t cover Sterling
Perez shouldn’t cover Maddison
Coleman shouldn’t cover Digne
Mane shouldn’t cover Salah
— Andy Martin (@fpl_tactician) July 18, 2019
The FPL Editor has spotted a trend in downgrades in the Fantasy Football Community. The temptation is clear, but it’s obvious who the superior asset is in each comparison!
We all know it. But we choose to ignore it
Laporte ➡️➡️➡️ Zinchenko
Wilson ➡️➡️➡️ King
Fraser ➡️➡️➡️ Brooks
Ederson ➡️➡️➡️ Any GK
And then there’s these folk 😆
Coleman ➡️➡️➡️ Digne
KDB ➡️➡️➡️ Sterling
Mané ➡️➡️➡️ Salah
— The Editor (@FPLEditor) July 22, 2019
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