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FPL experts' squads: De Bruyne hard to ignore

The Scout 16 Jul 2019

Fantasy expert Chuck Booth says the Man City midfielder is in his starting XI to begin the 2019/20 campaign

The Scout's panel of experts reveal who they currently plan to pick in their 2019/20 Fantasy Premier League starting squads.

Chuck Booth (@ChuckBoothSport)
Hugo Lloris (TOT) £5.5m

With Tanguy Ndombele (£6.0m) signing, Tottenham Hotspur are set for a bounce-back defensive season, meaning Lloris is great value at £5.5m.

Virgil van Dijk (LIV) £6.5m

With the Liverpool full-backs getting more expensive, Van Dijk is the best way to spread funds while gaining entry into their excellent defence.

Lucas Digne (EVE) £6.0m

Great Everton fixtures to start the season, great attacking numbers from Digne last year, great value for £6.0m.

Chris Mepham (BOU) £4.5m

A temporary 'hold' while we see what happens with the AFC Bournemouth defence, but he could end pre-season as a starting centre-back.

Dele Alli (TOT) £8.5m

Used more as a defensive-minded midfielder last season, Alli should move back to being a force in the opposition penalty area with Ndombele now in the fold.

Kevin De Bruyne (MCI) £9.5m

A massive upside for a £9.5m price tag, De Bruyne is hard to ignore. 

James Maddison (LEI) £7.0m

With all Leicester City's firepower, you can pick your poison, but I believe Maddison is still the best option at King Power Stadium.

Pascal Gross (BHA) £6.5m

Moving into a more central role under Graham Potter, the Gross of his 2017/18 debut season will be back and then some.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (EVE) £6.0m

Massive upside leading the Everton line ahead of an impressive band of attackers. A cost of £6.0m for a striker with 15+ goals potential is a steal.

Sergio Aguero (MCI) £12.0m

Going without Raheem Sterling (£12.0m) means Aguero is a must-have. Mr. Consistency will be at it again this season.

Harry Kane (TOT) £11.0m

Forget the August records, the opening fixture against Aston Villa could produce a month's worth of points alone. A price drop makes it easier to own the likely Golden Boot winner this season.


Michael McGovern (NOR) £4.0m

Norwich City’s back-up keeper is a cheap enabler, although he won't get any game time.

Ethan Ampadu (CHE) £4.5m

Another temporary 'hold' while seeing what transfers shake out. He could be replaced by Leander Dendoncker (£4.5m) in my squad.

Jack O'Connell (SHU) £4.5m

Coming in from the joint-best Championship defence, O'Connell is a good provider of attacking and defensive returns. He can be a reliable rotation piece at £4.5m.

John Lundstram (SHU) £4.0m

An out-of-position defender. Lundstram may not start but he should get game time since Sheffield United are light in the midfield.

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