The Scout's panel of experts discuss the value offered by in-form Liverpool star Diogo Jota (£6.8m) and whether managers should be pairing him with either Mohamed Salah (£12.2m) or Sadio Mane (£12.1m).
For me, Jota is an option only alongside Salah. I don't think Jota is a replacement for Salah over the course of the season. I also wouldn't trust Jota with the armband, whereas I would happily captain Salah most weeks, especially at Anfield.
As a fourth midfielder alongside Salah, he can provide managers with a Liverpool double-up at far less cost than owning Salah and Mane.
I will be avoiding Jota, even though he will provide great value if he continues starting. I'm going with four premium midfielders - Salah, Kevin De Bruyne (£11.7m), Bruno Fernandes (£10.8m) and Son Heung-min (£9.5m), plus Jack Grealish (£7.7m), to maximise my captaincy options.
I'm still sceptical of how much playing time Jota will get. Still at a low price, you should think about him the same way you did Phil Foden (£6.5m) last season.
If Jota continues playing at this rate, he makes a mockery of his price. You don’t compare him to Mane or Salah because he doesn’t cost the same amount. I’m looking to double up with Jota and Salah.
Jota looks a great option. I don’t think he covers Salah, who is still likely to get a huge points total, but he is easier to keep during tricky fixtures given his price.
I still have my doubts. I don’t think Jota is in Liverpool’s best XI so I predict his minutes will decrease as injuries ease. For the price, perhaps that’s a reasonable trade-off to make, but he’s no substitute for Salah as a captaincy option.
Jota came in for me in Gameweek 10 and I was instantly rewarded. In a congested premium market where we are trying to fit De Bruyne and Fernandes in alongside Spurs attackers and Jamie Vardy (£10.2m), Jota acts a cut-price way of covering Liverpool and has shown excellent form.