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FPL experts' squad: Back AFC Bournemouth pair

The Scout 9 Aug 2019
Callum Wilson, AFC Bournemouth

Find out the Fantasy team The Scout's panel of experts have come up with and join the 'Beat the FPL Panel' to take them on

There are only hours left to go until the 2019/20 Fantasy Premier League season gets under way.

The Scout's panel of experts have been fine-tuning their starting squads ahead of Friday’s 19:00 BST deadline.

By assembling the most popular players from their selections, a squad of 15 players has now been selected for the "FPL Experts Panel" team for 2019/20.

FPL Experts Panel GW1

Liverpool and AFC Bournemouth are dominant in a side that lines up in a 4-4-2 formation for Gameweek 1.

Defenders Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) and Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) have been chosen for Friday's home encounter with Norwich City.

And after finishing the last two seasons as the top-scoring player in FPL, it is no surprise that Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) is handed the captaincy.

Bournemouth trio

AFC Bournemouth also supply three players due to their kind opening schedule.

The Cherries face promoted pair Sheffield United and Aston Villa in the first two Gameweeks.

That earns their playmaker Ryan Fraser (£7.5m) and strikers Callum Wilson (£8.0m) and Joshua King (£6.5m) places in the experts' XI.

Raheem Sterling (£12.0m) and Ayoze Perez (£6.5m) complete the four-man midfield, with the former given the vice-captaincy away against West Ham United.

Sterling has one goal and seven assists in his last three visits to the Hammers.

At the back, the cut-price Nick Pope (£4.5m) has been chosen as a value pick in goal.

A pair of attacking full-backs, Lucas Digne (£6.0m) and Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.5m), finish the line-up.

Digne was selected by 10 of the 11 managers, making him the most popular player along with Salah.

Budget picks on the bench 

The experts were keen to look for cut-price options elsewhere.

Leander Dendoncker and Mason Greenwood are the preferred £4.5m options to be called off the bench when needed.

This reflects their ownership levels in FPL overall.

Popular Dendoncker

Dendoncker is the most-selected midfielder priced at £6.0m or under, sitting in 14.3 per cent of squads.

Similarly, Greenwood's 15.1 per cent ownership makes him the most popular forward at £6.0m or under.

Brighton and Hove Albion’s back-up goalkeeper David Button (£4.0m) and Sheffield United’s versatile John Lundstram (£4.0m) are the final substitutes. 

Listed as a defender in FPL, Lundstram has been playing in central midfield during the summer friendlies.

Can you do better?

Managers who want to take on the panel should enter the private classic league "Beat the FPL Panel".

The code to join is: 3hdr4s

Register your team before Friday's Gameweek 1 deadline at 19:00 BST

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