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Scout Notes

The Stock Check – Gameweek 25 – Monday

Raheem Sterling displays his improved consistency by bagging the opener in City’s win at Bournemouth. The Gabriel Jesus bandwagon comes to a halt prior to blank Gameweek 26 as he limps off early with a foot injury.Meanwhile, Junior Stanislas’ tumble down the Bournemouth pecking order continues as he’s benched for the second successive Gameweek. Here’s the Stock Check following Monday’s Gameweek 26 finale…

On the Rise

Raheem Sterling
Having started the last ten Gameweeks, Sterling has now returned two goals and eight assists over that spell; he could have had a ninth had substitute Sergio Aguero managed to divert his initial touch to the winger’s cross on target.

That outstanding run of form has unfortunately coincided with the emergence of Gabriel Jesus and the doubts surrounding City’s missing fixtures.

Once we’re beyond Gameweek 28, Sterling will surely enjoy greater interest having delivered so consistently. However, it should be noted that City face Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea in their three matches to follow the potential Gameweek 28 blank.

Leroy Sane
On the opposite flank, Sane also sparkled against the Cherries.

He’s now started the last four Gameweeks and has delivered a goal and two assists in that spell – like Sterling, he was unfortunate not to find further profit from Monday’s encounter having struck the bar.

However, priced at 7.5 to Sterling 7.8, it’s unlikely that he will enter into the equation as more than a differential.

In Decline

Gabriel Jesus
Missing Gameweek 26 and, in all probability, also set to sit out Gameweek 28 should City progress to the FA Cup Quarter Finals, Jesus picked up a foot injury at the Vitality Stadium to compound matters.

Handed his third successive start by Pep Guardiola, the young Brazilian suffered an apparent foot injury challenging for a cross and, despite his best efforts, was forced to limp off after just 15 minutes.

Guardiola confirmed post-match that Jesus would be assessed, but offered little more than that by way of a prognosis.

Brought in by more than 210,00 ahead of Monday’s outing, his owners will at least have the comfort that they were forced to go into the next Gameweek benching or selling the striker.

The will now wait on the verdict from City, in the hope that it puts no doubt over Jesus’ starting role for the Gameweek 27 fixture away at Sunderland.

Opportunity may just knock for Sergio Aguero.

Junior Stanislas
Benched at Goodison Park in Gameweek 24, the winger suffered the same fate in Monday’s encounter as Eddie Howe opted to hand Jordan Ibe a first start in three months.

It was felt that Stanislas missed out at Everton due to a shift in formation but, on the evidence of Monday’s teamsheet, he now faces a battle to reinstate himself in the starting XI – an unwelcome development for his 133,000 owners who were looking to him to help cover the Gameweek 28 blanks.

The fact that Marc Pugh was introduced as Ibe’s replacement with 15 minutes to go offers further indication of Stanislas’ rank in the current pecking order.

Mark Mark created the beast. He's now looking to tame it.”

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  1. NachoMan
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Some help here would be mucho appreciatos;

    Foster (Grant)

    Brunt, Coleman, PVA (Morgan, Amat)

    Eriksen, Sanchez*, Zaha, Phillips (Capoue)

    Ibra*, Kaku, Kun*

    With Ibra, Kun and Alexis all not playing, I thought about dropping Kun and Alexis to the bench and transferring;

    Morgan, Capoue and Ibra to Maguire, Feghouli and Kane. I have 2FT’s and 0ITB.

    1. Super Saints
      8 months, 10 days ago

      I would get rid of Amat and Ibra personally > Fernandez/Robertson and Kane/Costa then do Capoue to Snodgrass next gw.

  2. Gameweek 25 Rough with the Smooth
    Jonty
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    8 months, 10 days ago

    Fantasy Football Scout daily hot topic

    Gameweek 25 Rough with the Smooth

    Let's hear about your tales of joy and woe, Jesus captainers and McAuley owners alike

    Remember its what you did do, not what you didn't.

    1. Jonty
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      8 months, 10 days ago

      Smooth - getting Evans goal and Brunt assist in the final minutes of WHU v WBA

      Rough - er, what do you mean his goal has been given to McAuley's fringe? 😉

      1. McQueen
        8 months, 10 days ago

        🙂

      2. Jonty
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        8 months, 10 days ago

        Actually was a pretty good week. Green arrow, lucky Sanchez handball goal, Siggy delivers as captain, Coleman chips in as does Ibra. 🙂

        1. Sess!
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          8 months, 10 days ago

          Surely you can't deem siggy(c) a success?

          1. Jonty
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            8 months, 10 days ago

            I can when so few of my mini league even own Sanchez or Sigurdsson.

            My benchmark of success revolves around my quest for a cash prize in my main mini league.

            Also last November I had three sub 30 scores in a row and dropped 1m places in a month. My spectrum of rough and smooth has been to the highest and lowest points so yep, green arrow and points from a captain is a success. 🙂

      3. FPL Virgin
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        8 months, 10 days ago

        😆

      4. Balotelli
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Smooth: Brunt assist + Sanchez(C).

        Rough: McAuley decision meaning I lost 10 points on ML Leader as well as losing my H2H match versus same person instead of winning by 1 point. Would have made me go top in H2H league

      5. vassiriki
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 9 days ago

        this. but i remember back in the day some goals were credited to the actual scorers after some review by officials as well as in the fpl. still waiting it to be done for this situation too but it's incredibly annoying!

    2. denial
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      8 months, 10 days ago

      Sticking with Benteke basically. Absolutely horrible decision.

      1. denial
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        8 months, 10 days ago

        Baines/Coleman combo went nice.

    3. Holmes
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Smooth: I played 4-5-1 for the last time and it went well, will try again, maybe next year... 😳

    4. Mark
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      8 months, 10 days ago

      Rough - I went with Siggy over Sanchez for Captain

      Smooth - Nothing smooth happened at all. Just don't get any luck these days.

      1. Jonty
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        8 months, 10 days ago

        🙂 🙂 🙂

      2. Ephurion
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        8 months, 10 days ago

        No one biting? :O

      3. Philman
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        8 months, 10 days ago

        We all know that good luck is a by-product of good long term decision making 🙂

      4. andy85wsm
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        8 months, 10 days ago

        Any time I think I'm going to make any ground up on you you pull something out of the bag!

      5. Olee
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Smooth: Sanchez cap and putting Chambers in front of Yoshida on the banch for a forced autosub (for Rose)
        Rough: Brunt with assist and still 0points
        Overall a good week with 65points

      6. Basil1977
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        8 months, 10 days ago

        Mark no luck? McAuley goal?

        1. Philman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          8 months, 10 days ago

          I think we have a winner 🙂

      7. AA33 - CW Organiser and Tea…
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Chambers came on from you for Stanislas 😉 🙂

      8. FPL Virgin
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        8 months, 10 days ago

        😆 😆

      9. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
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        8 months, 9 days ago

        McAuley 8 points - Chambers off your bench for 7 points - top of the FFS Mods and Cons league.

        Wish I had some of that sort of bad luck!

      10. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
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        8 months, 9 days ago

        I see you're still 4 points behind Owen Hargreaves in the PL Pundits v Presenters league.
        And you only beat Seema Jaswal 64-45 in the semi-final of the FPL Show Cup.
        Dare you show your face in the next Scoutcast and FPL Show after such a horrendously unlucky game-week or will you have to throw a couple of sickies?

        You're only in 8th position on our Live Hall of Fame too, and didn't you win one of the FFS Cups recently?
        I also seem to remember a couple of occasions in the past when Boydinho came off the bench rather fortuitously for you.
        This bad luck seems to have been dogging you for years!

        What's the emoticon for Jammy B*****?

    5. PGA
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      8 months, 10 days ago

      Smooth - Sanchez 30 points!

      1. PGA
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        8 months, 10 days ago

        Rough - rest of team (inc Brunt's 0) 29 points!

    6. ROOTY7
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Smooth- Mane(C) 🙂
      Rough- Rest of my team picking up a measly 18 points.

    7. George Costanza
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Rough - Captaining Ibra for another trolling. Carroll's no show. Spurs no show.

      Smooth - Pedro's surprise goal and 3 BPS. Coleman's consistency.

    8. Ephurion
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      8 months, 10 days ago

      Rough: Lost the lead in my ML
      Smooth: The guy used his Bench Boost to overtake me

    9. tisza
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      8 months, 10 days ago

      Smooth: Sanchez (c) 30pts
      Rough: everyone else 17 pts !! Carroll, Holgate, Stanislas.
      defence & keeper 4 pts!!
      Clever forward planning saw me bring in Robertson for Cedric (7pts). Didn't see a Saints CS coming.

      But luckily only a small red arrow.

    10. Jayv807
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Repost due to reply fail

      Rough: After captaining Aguero last week for two pts (and not owing Lukaku) I dropped him for Jesus and captained him for two pts.

      Smooth: at least Sanchez is on my team

    11. Philman
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      8 months, 10 days ago

      Smooth - Two 3rd places in a row in the FanDuel FFS Social League 🙂

      1. Jonty
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        8 months, 10 days ago

        Well done. I had a stinker this week in the league. Backed Defoe and Jesus.

        1. Philman
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          8 months, 10 days ago

          I had a gut feeling for Gabbiandini, which made the difference. Sanchez scores well in these fixtures even without goals. That's the thing with FanDuel, if your strikers don't fire, it makes a huge difference on your score. Unfortunately, I also had Jesus, but he was popular so didn't cause me huge issues. Defoe was your main issue.

    12. andy85wsm
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      8 months, 10 days ago

      Well as you asked...

      Sanchez (c) was enjoyable. A fortunate handball and a penalty which wasnt great

      Bringing in the big dog Alfie Mawson for Jones so I didn't have to play Holebas while hoping for a clean sheet and maybe a BP. The goal was the icing 🙂

      1. andy85wsm
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        8 months, 10 days ago

        And finally into the top 100k.

        103k to 76k!

        1. Philman
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          8 months, 10 days ago

          That must be really pleasing Andy. You are having a very strong 2nd half of the season.

          1. andy85wsm
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            8 months, 10 days ago

            It's nice yeah, been a couple of seasons now since I was this high (and I know it's not really that high) at this stage of the season.

            Have a good platform to finish strongly but with my current team I foresee a couple of red arrows coming my way. Hopefully the doubles are good to me 🙂

            1. Philman
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              8 months, 10 days ago

              Hearing your thoughts on the Scoutcast, a rank climb was inevitable as it seems the 3/4 of you as a whole are making really good decisions at present. If you can nail the blanks/DGWs etc, I reckon top 5k is on the cards.

              1. Sess!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                8 months, 10 days ago

                Hi mate, we'd sent a search party out for you on emails. Hope all's well!

                1. Philman
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                  8 months, 10 days ago

                  Hi Mate. I sent an email to Glynn last night - I just needed a little break from FPL after Lukakugate to recharge the batteries and re-focus. OR took a big dent. It was hard to take when I was advising everyone to get him in and cap him, but yet it was hard for me to get him in, so I just hoped for the best and got badly burnt.

                  Lesson learnt - go with your gut at all times. Every time I haven't this season, it has gone badly wrong.

                  1. Sess!
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                    8 months, 10 days ago

                    Yeah it's hard to take when things like that happen and I've often given myself a week off. Hopefully you had a good week this time round and sure you'll quickly recover that OR.

                    1. Philman
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                      8 months, 10 days ago

                      Cheers. Sanchez (c), Coleman/Baines double up, and Lallana to Siggy for my FT. A small green arrow on the road to recovery.

                      Sitting tight now on FA Cup results before finally deciding on the moves for next week. Only have Sanchez and Ibra with blanks, but will defo sell at least one of them. I need Lukaku as he will 100% be my cap with that woeful Sunderland defence.

                  2. Spectrum-FFS Doubles Champ
                    8 months, 10 days ago

                    My ears are burning, well done on the fan duel success Phil

              2. andy85wsm
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                8 months, 10 days ago

                Top 5k - blimey! That's a scary thought.

                Given that I've only gotten into the top 10k once to do it again would be the main aim but I'd certainly love top 5k.

                Not getting ahead of myself though, been a tough season so far and the blanks could really hurt me.

                Good luck with your team! 🙂

                1. Philman
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                  8 months, 10 days ago

                  Cheers!

                  If you make a top 5k finish an expectation mentally, rather than a scary thought, it will happen more often.

      2. Jonty
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        8 months, 10 days ago

        Mawson in was a nonsense move 😉

    13. Hasselbaink Forever - Mboka…
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      8 months, 10 days ago

      Smooth - Brought in Coleman for Holebas, Pieters came off the bench for Andy Carroll

      Rough - Captained Ibra over Sanchez, Brunt denied, Chambers on the bench

    14. Barry Ba Nani
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Rough - Sanchez (vc) Ibra (c)

      Smooth - Stanislas not given any minutes, meaning Mcauley in from the bench.

    15. Fowler23
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Smooth - kept faith with John Stones and Pedro
      Rough - captained Zlatan instead of Alexis. Never seem to get my 50-50 armband decisions right this year,

    16. Oddjobleff
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      8 months, 10 days ago

      Smooth: 65pts. Captain Sanchez, Baines/Coleman double.

      Rough: 22pts from remaining 8 players.

      Can't get returns from more than 2 or 3 players per week. So annoying.

    17. Black Panther
      8 months, 10 days ago

      A tale of good and bad luck.
      Smooth: fortunate to get San(C)hez haul. Pieters, Ibra + Siggy the others that returned.
      Rough: disgraceful decision for McCauley 'goal' costing me an assist from Brunt.

    18. Pie-o-My
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Smooth as with lots sanchez cpt having deliberated over him and siggy. Good gw of 68 points.

      Rough benched bellerin Allen and mcauley.

      In saying that, I played pieters over bellerin and he got bps. It was crouch or Allen and so I went with form and mcauley, well that was a fluke. So I don't think the decisions were wrong just doesn't look good having a full scoring bench.

    19. diesel001
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Smooth - defence (Baines, Grant, Mustafi and Luiz)
      Rough - midfield and strikers (apart from Sanchez and Ibra).

    20. Samurai Blue
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      8 months, 10 days ago

      Smooth: Captained Alexis and Chambers coming on for Stanislas. 5th green arrow in a row.
      Rough: Brunt assist denied. Stanislas losing his place. Need another player for GW 28.

      1. GRIMANDI [formerly boring M…
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Smooth - Howe bring on Pugh over Stanislas to give me McAuleys 8 points from the bench. Which resulted in me securing manager of the week in a private mini-league by 1 point [over my brother in-law]!! £10 & 2 pints coming my way [local pub sponsor beer prizes] Back up inside 25K overall

        Rough - None other than im not in the best of shape going into GW26!

    21. Super Saints
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Rough - Ibra C over Sanchez VC, all ml rivals having McCauley when i have Brunt, another red arrow!
      Smooth - Nothing.

    22. walkman666
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Rough, owning brunt and not McAuley
      Smooth, owning Baines and coleman and capt Alexis with two lucky goals

    23. UnitedFan
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Smooth: Siggy (C), Sanchez, Ibra, Pieters and Baines cleanies, Evans not getting that goal as he was on my bench
      Up 1,000 places, 5 green arrows in 6 GWs

      Rough: Benching Chambers

    24. Johnny 8
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      8 months, 10 days ago

      Rough: McAuley on bench
      Smooth: Same amount of points from Pieters so can't complain.

    25. mei you shagua
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      8 months, 10 days ago

      Rough: Last minute captain change Sanchez to Ibra hurt. 8 of my starting XI got 2 points or less. Knocked out of the cup.

      Smooth: At least I owned Sanchez and the OR drop wasn't as bad as I feared it would be!

      1. Jonty
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        8 months, 10 days ago

        Remember its what you did do, not what you didn't. You captained Ibra.

        1. mei you shagua
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          8 months, 10 days ago

          What I did do is take the armband off Sanchez, just before the deadline, after having on him all week 😉

          1. Jonty
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            8 months, 10 days ago

            Of course you did.

            Actually so did I. 😉

    26. mad_beer ✅
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      8 months, 10 days ago

      Smooth - Put the C on Sanchez last minute.

      Rough - Monreal benched by Wenger (I hate him)

    27. Jonty
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      8 months, 10 days ago

      Keen to hear from some of the 75,000 Sanchez ditchers especially. C'mon we know you are out there. 🙂

      1. VS10_ - Messidonia
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        8 months, 10 days ago

        Just wait for Berbinho's forehead 🙂

      2. Powell
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Ok… hands up… I did it.

        Couple of things. Arsenal fan, share a season ticket, watch every game live or on TV. From what I’ve seen recently, I genuinely thought we’d struggle on Saturday. I thought we’d draw, but if we won, it would only be 1-0. Been really impressed with Hull recently, we’ve been all over the place, and assumed one eye would be on the Allianz.

        Hull should’ve gone 1-up after some brilliant wing play from Markovic and horrific centre forward play from Niasse. That could’ve changed things. Then there’s a handball goal and a penalty Jakupovic could’ve kicked away… but hey, despite believing in all the above, I have to be man enough to admit it was a mistake. I still stand by the reasoning – team looked void of confidence, UCL concentration and fixture list of blank-liv-blank-wba-MCY – but obviously I should’ve waited until after Hull.

        I’ve gone from 5k to 30k and I can no longer taste red wine, but I’ve had a lot of luck this season. Time to bounce back from some pain.

        It’s only fantasy football. Ish 🙁

      3. Wimmer winner chicken dinne…
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        8 months, 9 days ago

        I got rid of him gwk24 after I priced myself out of Giroud & Stanislas to Lukaku + Caroll by 0.1 because I waited for Saturday morning to make the transfer rather than doing it earlier. So ended up doing Sanchez + Giroud to KDB + Lukaku. (put the armband on KDB rather than Lukaku).
        This week I watched Sanchez score two in the early kick off, but had the hope that KDB would do something against bournemouth, luckily this week I captained Siggy.

        All in all I'm not that upset with ditching Sanchez as I thought KDB was a good punt as I'm chasing - it just didn't work out. I've got two free subs this week so can try and make the points up with a bit of chelsea hokey cokey.

        I'll be looking to bring him back in after the blanks

    28. gunner 2727
      8 months, 10 days ago

      smooth :- coleman, baines, pieters

      rough:- Ibra Captain not Sanchez, Jesus, Brunt and a mini league full of mcauley and sterling owners.

      Another week where team looks great and no reward.

      Im still waiting for anyone to come up with a reasonable (with evidence, not "he looked like he may have touched it") argument for mcauley getting that goal.

      NB. Blimey i hate social media gloaters/haters. Be humble when you get lucky and empathetic when others get shockers.

      NB2. I really miss the Ultimate game. Far less luck involved, sometimes this feels like a lottery, granted skill and knowledge are also required to win

    29. MikeDuff
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Smooth- changed captain from Gylfi to Alexis last minute

      Rough- STILL can't get rid of Wes bloody Morgan

    30. President Giggs
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      8 months, 10 days ago

      Smooth - Sanchez (C), Eriksen -> Siggy, main ML rival had Jesus(C)
      Rough - Back four scored a total of 4 points, everyone else other than Siggy and Ibra blanked, small red arrow.

    31. mojoindojo
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Smooth: Having McAuley, Pieters and Morrison.

      Rough: Benching them for Luiz, Alonso and Phillips

    32. ArchieOX
      8 months, 10 days ago

      When you have Evans and 80% of your mini-league have McAuley.

      1. gunner 2727
        8 months, 10 days ago

        harsh but still better than brunt over evans!

    33. Wild Rover
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      8 months, 10 days ago

      Rough, benched Chambers instead of Brunt

      Smooth, Sanchez(c) and massive escape having no players on Sunday or Monday 🙂

    34. Sess!
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      8 months, 10 days ago

      Berinho's Forehead has to feature on the rough - Ditched Sanchez for a hit and got Siggy & Jesus (c)

      1. Berbinho's Føre…
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        8 months, 10 days ago

        🙁

    35. Paolo Di Caniooooo
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      8 months, 10 days ago

      Rough - Siggy not getting better points
      lost ground on ML rival
      McAuley's points on the bench

      Smooth
      Swapped jones for hit and 2nd Eve def Funes Mori so was a ' free' tfr with the clean sheet, but sets up for next few weeks well
      Kept Sanchez
      green arrow up to 285K from mil at end of the year, and full 11 plus 1 sub at least for GW 26

    36. Basil1977
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Smooth Captain Sanchez!! 60 points this week and a small green arrow.

      Rough everybody getting injuried or being dropped my game week 28 was looking good without taking any hits, isn't looking so good now but i've got 2 weeks to get these boys back. Lukaku, Francis, Stanislas, Mirallas.

      1. Basil1977
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Add Carroll to that list

    37. Ramboros
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Smooth: Kept Agüero and brought in Siggy for Coutinho instead. Captained Sanchez.

      Rough: Decided to hit in Reid instead of Mawson for Amat in preparation for BGWs.

    38. Özil
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Smooth: 7th green arrow in a row, captained Sanchez, played Grant over Heaton and benched Brunt
      Rough: 8 blanks and Jesus got injured

    39. Berbinho's Føre…
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      8 months, 10 days ago

      Big rough.

      Alexis Sanchez + 4.5m striker to Siggy + Jesus (C) -4

      Massive points swing.

      1. Sess!
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        8 months, 10 days ago

        Gave you a shout out above

      2. Jonty
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        8 months, 10 days ago

        Boom! We have a winner.

        Thanks for being brave and coming on here to say that. There are 74,000 others out there who are less courageous.

      3. Philman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Massive respect.

        Sometimes brave decisions just don't get the rewards they deserve. Many will say you were a fool for selling Sanchez, but if it had worked out, which it could have done, you would have hailed as an ultimate maverick.

    40. Rhinos
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Kun c last week, kun to jesus c this week.
      All skill this game of ours

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Similar here 😆

        8k OR going into Man City's SWA(h), BOU(a) and I have Aguero. GW24, First move is to bring in Jesus for Giroud (ignoring Lukaku v BOU(h)...) and captain Aguero. Aguero comes off the bench for 8 mins earning 1 point. Jesus scores a brace. Lukaku goes nuts.

        Not to repeat the error, switch captain to Jesus for GW25. Gave Aguero one more game and a 0.1m price drop, so nice to be rewarded with his 5 pts 😀

        Two 1pt captains back-to-back, but thankfully the rest of my squad have done the business and I'm only down to 16k OR.

    41. Nanoelektronicar
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Short and simple: I captained Jesus.

    42. TFF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Smooth

      - First green arrow in 5 weeks
      - Nice differential 10 pointer from Pedro

      Rough

      - Aguero captain
      - Chambers was second sub and I played Brunt and Walker

    43. lasmons
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Smooth: San(C)hez, Sterling and Pieters. 77 points and green arrow for the first time in weeks.

    44. Rains of Castamere
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Smooth – McAuley rising like a salmon to power home a stoppage time header. Sanchez captain when I’d had the armband on Ibra most of the week. Coleman 7 pointer. A decent 62 points.

      Rough – everyone else blanked. Foster, Alonso, Kane, Alli, Phillips and Lukaku. I also sold Joe Allen (9) for Leroy Fer (2) with GW28 in mind.

    45. I Member
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      8 months, 10 days ago

      Smooth - Pedro repaying the faith with a 10 pointer.

      Rough - Rondon hitting the woodwork yet again.

    46. Razz1983
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Smooth - Sanchez captain
      Rough - Alfie Mawson on the bench ...OUCH
      Rough - Brunt owner / all rivals have McCauley

    47. Alnair
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Smooth - A couple of green arrows back to back, got Siggy in two weeks back over Antonio. Didn't sell Sanchez.

      Rough - Captained Siggy 😐

    48. RedMarks 赤的
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Rough

      ~Stanislas and Daniels not playing transfer rage (-8) to funds Sigurdsson and captained him instead of Sanchez.
      Pieters (8) + Allen (9) + Stanislas (0) + Daniels (1) to Robertson (1) + Fernandez (10) + T. Carroll (3) + Sigurdsson (6)
      ~Brunt no assist

      Smooth

      ~Fernandez assist + bonus
      ~Valdes CS
      ~Chadli goal

    49. Super Pav
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Rough - Benching McAuley (8pts). (C) on Ibra not Sanchez.

      Smooth - Doing a 'might as well use the free transfer anyway' to bring in Olsson for Friend. The swede got me 14pts.

    50. Rohirrims
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Rough: My 2 new recruits gave me a 1 point return each for a net -2

      Smooth: Pedro, San(c)hez, getting GK right again, nice green arrow and an upswing of 70k positions.

    51. FFPro
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Rough: Ibra (c) Sanchez (vc), Carroll not playing and getting Brunt 0pter off the bench ahead of Yoshida 6pts. Two mistakes cost me 16 points.

      Smooth: 61points, solid gw. Another green. Gone from 623k to 214k in 5 gws after being forced into WCing after 10/15 of my players became doubts in one week.

      1. Philman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 9 days ago

        I know many have criticised you for the early WC, but this proves that it is not always the best route to take. It's all very situational when the bets time to take it is.

      2. Philman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 9 days ago

        As in WCing just for the DGWs is not necessarily the best route to take.

        Ruth_NZ has also got the theory about BB being used early in the season as well, when you know there will be less injury and rotation.

        1. jarvish - Fashanu Zealand -…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          8 months, 9 days ago

          Absolute nuts to use BB on a non DGW, no matter who has a theory about it.

          1. Tinzelbat
            8 months, 9 days ago

            Well I have used my bench boost already gameweek 2 when i new all my bench would play. I have 1490 points and just outside the top 500 overall I am not scared of anyone with a bench boost in double gameweek. Same with all your chips use them when they will yield the most points dg don't mean your bench boost is going to give you more than I got.

            1. Debauchy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              8 months, 9 days ago

              Nice rank . But you will go backwards rapidly in DGWs with no bench boost. And yes , most will get a lot more than you got in a single gw

            2. MMN
              8 months, 9 days ago

              You are one success story along with many fails. The average points from BB used in single GWs will be much lower than the average in DGWs.

              1. Debauchy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                8 months, 9 days ago

                Just the way it is

          2. Philman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            8 months, 9 days ago

            Didn't say I agreed with it 🙂

    52. Jigger and Afghanistanislas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Alright here I am. Another one of those 74,000...

      Sanchez + PJones > Siggy + Alonso. Captained Ibra. Painful GW. Erik Pieters was my highest scorer.

    53. Boris- Salahmon Islands FTW
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Rough - transferring out Zlatan for Jesus, benching Allen and Yoshida.

      Smooth - Captaining Sanchez was the only thing that saved my GW

    54. CptCrunch OF FASHANU ZEALAN…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      There is nothing smooth to find, not even with a microscope.
      Ended up with 33 points. I repeat, 33!!!
      Gw rank 3.9m so beaten by most. Worst week in any game I've played since I started in late 80's early 90's.

      Once many years ago in a game that is about value, where players increase in value depending on goals,assist, goals scored by team, CS's, allowed goals, wins etc I ended up on negative ie I lost value in a week. That was because transfers cost a %age of a players price and I had to do lots of transfers to set my self up for coming blanks and such.
      But that time it was needed and got me a better OR in coming weeks.

      This was just horrible.

    55. speedyboyzzzz-BALEGIUM
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Rough-ibra(c) over sanchez,Carroll injury
      Smooth-56 points,green arrow,Defoe to Carroll didn't hurt with Defoe blank

      1. speedyboyzzzz-BALEGIUM
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Benching brunt was smooth too

    56. Ruth_NZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      A poor week really, 49 points and no big performances apart from Sanchez who I didn't captain (and was rather lucky anyway). Still, if you are going to be below average it's better in a low-scoring week, was only a smallish red.

      The smoothest part was rolling a FT so I have two going into GW26.

      I feel like I got out of jail a bit with de Jesus. But the way I continue to be punished for not picking a 38 year-old in GW1 still bewilders me, especially when he is so clearly favoured by fortune.

      1. Philman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 10 days ago

        I think Ibra cappers can consider themselves rather unlucky compared to Sanchez cappers like myself.

        I remember talk at the start of the season that said 38 year old would not be a regular this season, due to his age. And what has happened to Dawson this season? McAuley was just as big a threat last season as this, but only scored 1 goal. I think many of us feel the same way as you.

    57. Neurosis
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Smooth: Sanchez (C) and 22 points in defence (de Gea, Coleman and McAuley).

      Gathered 70 points in GW 25 and climbed to 3,976 on the overall ranking, never been that high up 🙂

    58. A Manager Has No Name - Emr…
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Rough: Sold Sanchez and benched Chambers

    59. Al Bundy
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Smooth: 75 pts, Sanchez captain, 5 green arrows in a row.

      Rough: Sold Firmino instead of Eriksen for Siggy, Brunt and Sterling losing assists

    60. Pep says
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Rough... Sold Sanchez. I just felt Arsenal were in terrible form, Hull were so rejuvenated. Giroud would be in the middle and Sanchez mightnt play much longer than 60 minutes with CL. So decided to ship him and hold Ibra. Sanchez was fortunate and it could easily have gone Ibra and not Sanchez' way. Brunt 0pts. Cedric and McAuley on the bench. Triple Spurs attack. No Alonso clean sheet and another Phillips blank who's now in danger of being dropped. Mentioned Mawson 'double figure haul incoming' half a dozen times in the comments section also which has added to my feelings of self pity of the gameweek that was definetly my biggest mess up..

      Smooth.. Siggy (c)

      37pts.

      1. Pep says
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Thanks Jonty, only green I'll be seeing for at least a fortnight. Looks like it was the 'silly billy' thing to do after all 😉 Got your attention though, ha!

        Credit to Andy for bringing in Mawson. I didn't have the b*lls. 3rd season playing this, 1st season being a hardcore. Learning a lot of lessons. Back 50k places to 180k but there's still 13 big gw's to make up some ground and beat my 37k rank last rank year. And a lot more lessons to be learned too.. Roll on 26!!

        1. Philman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          8 months, 9 days ago

          Pep, this game has a nasty way of kicking you badly when you least expect it. The feeling that those points are gone forever is the bitter pill to swallow. All you can do is try double hard to recover loss ground. And trust me, no matter how good you are, or how long you have played this game, you will have this situation again. It's lessening the frequency of them, how many good decisions you make in between that will determine your OR in the future.

          1. Jonty
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            8 months, 9 days ago

            Ultimately you were two handball decisions away from ditching a 3pt player. Fine margins.

    61. The Asset
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Rough: Played Walker over McAuley after debating it all week.

      Smooth: 10th green arrow on the spin and into top 10k

    62. Netley O'Lucas Ibeland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Rough, 49, Smooth, could have been worse lol

    63. asquishypotato
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Smooth: A backline of Pieters Baines and Coleman to go with Sanchez captaincy.

      Rough: My Saturday radio listening hearing Everton come under assault with 6 minutes of added time

    64. No h in Firmino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Smooth: Switched to San(c)hez having picked up a late ticket to the Arsenal-Hull game and the thought of witnessing a Sanchez haul in the flesh was too much for me - the late pen at the end I was sat in was sweet indeed! Benefitting from McAuley-gate. Lallana to Siggy, rolling over one FT. 73 pts and closing in on top 20k.

      Rough: Not much, Williams on bench only.

    65. Jamezino30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Smooth: Sanchez (C)

      Rough: McAuley goal, it would been near perfect had I got Brunt assist and no goal or baps for McAuley as mini league leader has McAuley. We go again!

    66. ChristoBisto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Bit of both - transferred in Coleman so now benefitting from the epic Coleman Sir Leighton double up. Applied a hedge by starting Carroll, with McAuley first sub. If Carroll played I wanted his goals, but if not wanted McAuley's potential. G Mac subs in for 8 points! Own Sanchez, but captained Siggy. Grant finally brings home the bacon before shocking fixtures so it's a golden goodbye, for the Jak. Alli & Eriksen is rough, but I am hoping for great things from them still.

      1. ChristoBisto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 10 days ago

        120k green arrow was the result, up to 280k or so now!

    67. Shambles
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Smooth - Sanchez captain ( had been switching between various players all week and settled on him 2 mins before deadline)
      Rough : decision to double up on Spurs midfield continues to be a failure

    68. Mingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Smooth: Benching Brunt for Pieters
      Clean sheets across the board for defence (Coleman, Baines, Pieters)
      Rough: Sanchez -> Siggy (C) one week early spectacularly backfired. Lesson learned, never be without Sanchez
      Stanislas 2nd week in a row without any minutes, paid off last week with Barnes coming off the bench but no such fortune this week. New strategy required for GW 26-28, maybe bring in Snoddy for him.
      Two assists from my entire front 7.

    69. FIFA King
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Rough - Captained Jesus.

      Smooth - McAuley getting the goal.

    70. shirtless
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Rough; got my just deserts as a non-Sanchez owning Jones and Carroll owner! A paltry 34, with two doughnuts at the back from Toby and Brunt.

      Smooth; Siggy(c), Ibra assist, Firmino assist my only points of the week.

      Dropped from 608k to 775k 🙁

    71. reddragons178
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Rough: Sanchez = > Haz for a hit; then subbed Grant/Pieters (442) for Foster/Benteke (343) ...all at 1115 Sat morning.

      'Smooth' - Lallana => Siggy (c).....but took armband off Sanchez!

      Figured I lost about 35 points in total, all red arrows, plummeting in MLs and dropped out of top 100k OR.

      I love this game!! :-).

    72. Jönny
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Rough.... Benched McAuley, captained Jesus. Had our Lord and Saviour had his accident in the warm up instead of 10 mins in, I'd have got McAuley in off the bench, and had a reasonable Vc in Ibra.

      Happy to own Sanchez, but not captaining him is rough, especially given who I did captain.

      Coleman and Pieters did their best to save me from a terrible week.

    73. Dreams - Bolivia Giroud
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Rough- sold Sanchez. Considering the way arsenal and hull had played before the match, it seemed like a good decision. I still stand by it. Bad luck I think. Red arrow. Back to 1.2 million.
      Smooth- Siggy, ibra(c), mori Sterling. Another short term punt paid off. Ex: rondon, Payet, capoue.

    74. LVG's Army
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Smooth - decent week overall, 61 points (-4)
      Rough - Played Brunt with McCauley and Yoshida on the bench lol

    75. melvinmbabazi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Smooth- McAuley 🙂 and Sanchez Captain
      Rough- Kept hold of Jones instead of buying Coleman

    76. Sleep Talk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Smooth: Having been set on doing Holebas to Maguire all week, I had to change my plans Friday evening when Jones was confirmed out. So I did Jones to Alfie Mawson instead so that I would get a playing GW28 defender who I also could play this week with some confidence. Turned out well. Also captained Alexis.

      Rough: Carroll injury and all other players mostly scoring 0-2 points.

      That Mawson transfer reminded of something similar I did with Steven Caulker back in the days. I love it when budget defenders come good!

    77. Tinzelbat
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Smooth - captain sanchez
      Rough - no assist for brunt 🙁

    78. lahi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Smooth
      4 early transfers, 69(-8)
      Got rid of this lot who were dragging me down-
      Aguero, Benteke, Lallana, Collins for Costa, Lukaku, Snodgrass, Coleman

      No immediate returns except Coleman but saved a lot of TV, got a great team and still got green arrows thanks to Sanchez(C), Siggy, Baines, Coleman, Ibra and Valencia.

    79. Syd.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Nothing to report here

      Bland week from a bland team

    80. Garlana
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Smooth: Sanchez captain
      Rough: triple west brom, brunt, Philips, and.... Rondon..Got him in as a punt for 'good fixtures' a while back only one point this week, half his usual. Now I feel trapped with him, do I just hold and hope he does something or get rid as soon as I can!?

    81. The 12th Man
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Smooth. Sanchez(c) benching Foster and Brunt for Grant and Pieters.
      Going to the BORO v Everton match knowing my captain had delivered the goods then watching Coleman and Baines get more clean sheets.
      Result. 72 points. Jump of 150k > 350k.

      1. The 12th Man
        8 months, 9 days ago

        500 k > 350k

    82. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Captained Sanchez, played McAwful but then I always do and have absolutely no sympathy for those who benched him.

      Woes: Sanchez apart, the remaining front 7 never generated any returns.

    83. Liegitty
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Rough capped ibra over sanchez on Saturday morning after being on alexis all week
      Smooth getting Ncauley goal

    84. Holding on to Love
      8 months, 9 days ago

      When I read the hot topic was Rough With the Smooth, I thought "I wonder how long it takes before Jonty has to remind someone that it's what you DID do."
      First post. Haha.

    85. AJG
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Smooth - San(C)hez

      Rough - Playing defenders: Alonso, Walker, Brunt (still hurting)
      On the bench: Pieters & Yoshida

    86. Meltens
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Smooth: Switched captain from Jesus to Sanchez 10 minutes before deadline, 14 point swing.

      Rough: My Spurs offensive tripple up is looking worse and worse every week.

  3. George Costanza
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Pick one:

    A. de Roon to Snodgrass for GW26, enabling Sigurdsson transfer for GW27 too
    B. Eriksen or Alli to Mané (making Sigurdsson signing impossible)

    Thanks for your advice

    1. KUNingas
      8 months, 10 days ago

      A

    2. S.Agueroooooo
      8 months, 10 days ago

      A

      1. George Costanza
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Cheers chaps

  4. buffrey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 10 days ago

    I Don't suppose there is any update on the Sky Sports stats being made correct for bonus is there?

    Would find this really useful coming into the back end of the season....

      1. buffrey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Any updates.

        Just because FFS Don't get paid money by Sky doesn't mean the service that FFS offer to their customers should suddenly stop.

        As many will know, I'm a big Sky player, like a fair few on here i"m sure and we pay our money just like the FPL players to get the members area in the promise that these Sky stats would be available. If it was said at the start of the season that they wouldn't be bothered with then its our choice to make, but its offered so Id expect it to be addressed..

        of course I'm not naive to think game changes can instantly be fixed by 25 weeks, half a year, seems enough time in my opinion

        Balders on your linked post is right, and to not even be updated seems a bit off.

        I'm sure Im not the only one disappointed by this...

        1. andy85wsm
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          8 months, 10 days ago

          No updates as far as I've seen, just what Mark posted about trying to get someone in who can fix stuff like that

          1. buffrey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            8 months, 10 days ago

            Well maybe if he around an update would be good and it appears there is a guy but he's just doing other things..

            Just seems a bad reason not to satisfy customers the fact that they don't support the game. We still play the game and this is supposed to support us, hence why we pay.

            Anyway, i'm not having a go at you, i know you've always flagged this when i've mentioned it and do appreciate it, but the lack of anything from anyone else is just galling..

          2. greghammer95 - Matagascar
            8 months, 10 days ago

            What kind of skills does Mark need here, this falls under my line of work. I could help on a voluntary basis here if wanted. Feel free to drop me a note (or get Mark too) on my email. I presume you have access to my account details.

            1. buffrey
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              8 months, 10 days ago

              Nice one.

              Lets get this done!!

              Will need table redesign I'd think to represent bonus tiers and then the calculations to represent the new points per value.

              There will also be a load of back end stuff, but I literally know nothing about how the system infrastructure is set up, especially the automation part, so Mark or a mod would be best to let you know.

  5. Jayv807
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Rough: After captaining Aguero last week for two pts (and not owing Lukaku) I dropped him for Jesus and captained him for two pts.

    Smooth: at least Sanchez is on my team

    1. Jayv807
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Reply fail, not my week

    2. andy85wsm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Post on the hot topic and I'll remove this one 🙂

  6. GoonerByron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Siggy or Antonio in for GW26?

    1. S.Agueroooooo
      8 months, 10 days ago

      antonio this week, sigs next?

    2. KUNingas
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Antonia. Siggy for GW27

  7. S.Agueroooooo
    8 months, 10 days ago

    failed posting this a few times haha, bottomed, new article... last try

    Jaku (Grant)
    Alonso, Walker, Brunt, FMori (Amat)
    Hazard, Eriksen, Phillips (Sanchez, de Roon)
    Kane, Lukaku, Defoe

    1FT 1.6 itb

    What do we think? Hold?

    1. KUNingas
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Yeah save transfer for now

    2. Shah G
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Def hold..

  8. Super Saints
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Captain Lukaku yellow flaged with a calf injury!?

    1. McQueen
      8 months, 10 days ago

      It's a little injury, he'll be fit for next game, Everton stated that. If the PL game was tomorrow, he would play. Just like Luiz (playing through injury), it's just that one gets flagged, the other doesn't.

    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      yes, trollkaku

  9. Moose™
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Ah. Lukaku is injured?

    1. Super Saints
      8 months, 10 days ago

      This would throw a spanner in the works for the next few weeks!!

      1. Diaby's Doctor
        8 months, 10 days ago

        He has 2 weeks, he will be fine.

    1. andy85wsm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      8 months, 10 days ago

      That likely won't be lifted until he actually plays or Moyes says in a presser that he's ready to start

      He was in training last week and still not fit to play

      1. ÆK ⭐ Hala Grabbandr…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 10 days ago

        ^

      2. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 10 days ago

        How does Koeman saying of Lukaku 'He will be fit for Saturday' make him a doubt? 😕

        1. andy85wsm
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          8 months, 10 days ago

          I'd say this probably didn't help - http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/everton-striker-romelu-lukaku-not-12600368

          "The 23-year-old will instead travel to Belgium to see a doctor in the hope of being passed fit for the game with Sunderland on February 25.

          Everton say the injury is "not serious" and, at this stage, expect him to be fit to face the Black Cats at Goodison."

          1. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            8 months, 10 days ago

            Happy to have him flagged tbh but surely a quote from the horses mouth is more reliable?

            1. andy85wsm
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              8 months, 10 days ago

              For sure, but I think it's just about being consistent at this point, other players flagged for similar reports.

              I guess the main question is, if you were looking to buy him and now you saw this news would it put doubts into your mind? It would for me

              But as an owner already I'm not too bothered, I think he'll play. The doubt creeps in when looking to buy I reckon

              1. Bow Locks
                8 months, 10 days ago

                He doesn't like Dubai.
                He prefers Belgium.
                RK is fine with that.

        2. Athletico Timbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          8 months, 10 days ago

          Where does Koeman say that?

          1. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            8 months, 10 days ago

            See tweets, tbf I misread it and it says 'Everton say' rather than Koeman says

            1. Athletico Timbo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              8 months, 10 days ago

              That's it. It's just the website and I think it also says hopefully which is reason enough to be yellowed I'd say.

              1. Wild Rover
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                8 months, 10 days ago

                It does actually say he WILL be fit 😉

                1. Athletico Timbo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  8 months, 10 days ago

                  Yep you're right. 😀

      3. Athletico Timbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        8 months, 10 days ago

        He does say he's fit and ready to go against Everton. Tbf.

        1. andy85wsm
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          8 months, 10 days ago

          Aye but I assume they'll wait for manager in the presser or the match?

          Phil Jones said his foot injury was nothing really and then didn't play this week

          1. Athletico Timbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            8 months, 10 days ago

            What Jones said could mean anything. What Pickford has said can't be misinterpreted.

            1. andy85wsm
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              8 months, 10 days ago

              Jones said this - "My foot's bruised but I'll be fine,"

              1. tisza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                8 months, 10 days ago

                Should have learnt my lesson with Jones. Kept him and sold Cedric instead.
                Jones injuries just seem to linger. Utd a couple of comfortable clean sheets without him so not necessarily going to walk back into the team.
                Think I have to sell him as it's a possible 3 blanks coming up. Looking like Funes Mori in.

                1. andy85wsm
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  8 months, 10 days ago

                  Yup - pretty much has to go.

                  Thought he could be Bailly's main partner and still might be but if he misses GW27 then it's as you say, likely to be 3 blanks.

                  Get rid of Jones and in turn that headache you have 🙂

              2. Athletico Timbo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                8 months, 10 days ago

                Correct. His foot will be fine. Didn't say when though. 😀

                I'll stop now. I'm just glad I'm not the one doing the flags 😀

                1. andy85wsm
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  8 months, 10 days ago

                  Haha! 🙂

          2. F Society
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            8 months, 10 days ago

            Yes but Lukaku hasn't said he is fit, the club has said he will be fit, there's no grey area unless local hacks words mean more over the actual club for who the player plays for.

            Can't flag players based on the press over the club or there will be all sorts of issues as they often get things wrong, the final word has to come from the club surely?

            Didn't think they could out do Coutinhogate but they've smashed that out of the park.

    2. Jonty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      8 months, 10 days ago

      When Moyes says that pickford is ready to start then I'm sure his flag will be removed. I'm also sure he'll be upgraded to doubt.

      re Lukaku - as we all know now, FPL raises flags when there is doubt. They are not medical experts but they do look at the media and assess whether there is doubt.

      1. Hasselbaink Forever - Mboka…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 10 days ago

        I just thought it should be changed from a red to at least an orange flag, his expected return date on FPL is also 25th Feb

        1. Jonty
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          8 months, 10 days ago

          I'm sure it will. It may be that as with Lukaku they are waiting for something official.
          Moyes mentioned something about the medical team saying while fit he needed to wait...still not sure that time has passed - looks like it has - but would be great to get something from Sunderland on that.

          1. Hasselbaink Forever - Mboka…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            8 months, 10 days ago

            Hope so, it calms me to see flags disappearing from my team!

  10. Diaby's Doctor
    8 months, 10 days ago

    People with Heaton and Jaku, who are you playing this week? Always the home team, or always the Heaton?

    1. andy85wsm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Got to be Jakupovic I think

    2. ♤SCÂMBÈLL♤
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Heaton

    3. Laurel and Vardy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      I have also Maguire, so spreading the risk and playing Heaton.

    4. Johnny 8
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Playing Jak this week.

      1. Diaby's Doctor
        8 months, 10 days ago

        I like the idea of spreading the risk by playing Heaton as I have Robertson. But It would be a huge pain if I missed those points with Jaku. Tough one.

  11. Özil
    8 months, 10 days ago

    "Pep Guardiola has won all six league games he's managed on a Monday, with an aggregate score of 20-1."

    :O

  12. GRIMANDI [formerly boring M…
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Have FPL scrapped the mini league forum/chat group?

    1. Athletico Timbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Yes

      1. GRIMANDI [formerly boring M…
        8 months, 10 days ago

        What would the reason be for that. crazy

    2. ÆK ⭐ Hala Grabbandr…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      And the 'Notes' section too which I really used a lot.

      1. Hasselbaink Forever - Mboka…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 10 days ago

        I really miss that note section

    3. andy85wsm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      8 months, 10 days ago

      Maybe a much smaller thing but I'd like to see them re-do the way they show blank fixtures in the fixture list

      1. UnitedFan
        8 months, 10 days ago

        This and bring back the overall tally of goals, assists, CS etc in 'history'

        1. andy85wsm
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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          8 months, 10 days ago

          Yes!

          And show the totals for current season

  13. ÆK ⭐ Hala Grabbandr…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Chambers against Palace away isn't a bad shout if that means I'll save a certain 4 points on getting rid of Stanislas, is it? Palace have the worst home record in the league and by a distance as well.

  14. Ephurion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 10 days ago

    I'd take Chambers +4 over most defenders. Assured clean sheet points right there!

    1. Ephurion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Reply fail to AK 🙂

    2. ÆK ⭐ Hala Grabbandr…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      I assume that was supposed to be a reply to me, cheers!

  15. OptimusBlack
    8 months, 10 days ago

    https://imgur.com/ihjn8ea
    Guys What to do ?
    1Ft & 2.5 M

    1. Johnny 8
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Nice team. Sit back and wait for results from F.A.Cup games before doing anything.

    2. Ephurion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Save
      Reassess after FA cup, but probably still save.

    3. Alnair
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Practically identical to my team and I took 3 transfers to get there, you can definitely afford to wait.

    4. OptimusBlack
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Thx So Much guys Cheers

  16. Knuckles the one who Knocks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Who to transfer Stanislas in for?

    1. Moose™
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Snoddyyy

    2. Flynny
      8 months, 10 days ago

      I'm thinking barklay as already have wba (phillips) and hammers (snoddy)

      Not convinced king is nailed....

      Kinda depends on your team.

    3. Crouch Potato!
      8 months, 10 days ago

      I had the same dilemma, I actually went with Markovic last night after giving it plenty of thought. He was outstanding against Arsenal I thought.

    4. Shah G
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Markovic..

  17. Moose™
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Anybody playing with formation of 5-3-2 this week?

    1. andy85wsm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      8 months, 10 days ago

      Yup!

    2. Hasselbaink Forever - Mboka…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Going with the 433 for the first time ever (I think)

    3. KUNingas
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Probably

    4. markloe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      unless a cup upset leaves me with an obvious Zlatan replacement then yes

    5. Alnair
      8 months, 10 days ago

      3-5-2 for me.

    6. Paul
      8 months, 10 days ago

      aye

  18. New Start
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Any further news on andy carroll? Cheers!

  19. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Tell you who's quickly becoming one of my least favourite players. Phillips.

    1. markloe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      can't wait for those 2 pointers in GW26 and 28 we've all been keeping him for

      1. Hasselbaink Forever - Mboka…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Come on he might get 3 against Bournemouth

        1. markloe
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          8 months, 10 days ago

          he's the first player out of my team in GW29, so make sure you keep him for that, he will inevitably spring back to life

      2. The Big Fella
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Hhahaha I was thinking the same thing this weekend

    2. Polka Wakey O'Dot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Got rid of him. Sick of looking at him.

    3. Ephurion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      It's between him and Amat. Difference is I actually play Phillips

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 10 days ago

        I dont mind Amat. He rots on my bench quite happily. Phillips however Iv played every game and hes not scored a single attacking point since purchase

    4. Prof
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Same here

    5. Alnair
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Will probably change this coming GW imo, due a big haul and plays Bournemouth 😀

    6. The Big Fella
      8 months, 10 days ago

      I am keeping until after GW28. He plays both matches and any replacement would be a sideways move anyway

    7. AJG
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Took him out for Fletcher so that I could upgrade Milner to Mane. Fletcher is assured of starts and clean sheets, and the occasional goals as well.....

  20. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Suggestions for next gw folks? 1 ft and 2.5m itb

    heaton
    daniels brunt luiz coleman
    zaha phillips siggy
    lukaku defoe kane

    Randolph mkhti sterling amat

  21. Prof
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Which 2 to play in week 26?

    A) Chambers (Away Crystal Palace)
    B) Siggy (Away Chelsea)
    C) Defoe (Away Everton)

    Thanks

    1. KUNingas
      8 months, 10 days ago

      A and C

    2. Dasher0303
      8 months, 10 days ago

      A and C

  22. KUNingas
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Hi. Is it worth taking a hit? First is free.

    A) Anichebe -> Niasse/Carroll
    B) Stanislas -> Snod / Lanzini

    Grant
    Alonso, Coleman, Brunt, Holebas
    Alli, Coutinho, Phillips, Stanislas
    Lukaku

    Pick, Sanchez, Ibra, Valencia, Anichebe

  23. Dasher0303
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Ibra to Costa or Sanchez to haz? Got 1ft

    Other option is to play tom Carroll away to Chelsea and also playing Siggy.

    Ibra plays Bournemouth in gw27 so wary of that but think Bournemouth will tighten up by then somehow.
    More value in Sanchez and would want to get him back in straight after gw28 whereas Ibra isn't as 'essential'.

    1. Prof
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Sanchez to Hazard, that's what I did.

    2. Dare2Zlatan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Keep both , play tom Carroll this gw and you will be happy to play both Sanchez and Ibra gw27...

  24. Atimis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 10 days ago

    GTG?

    Grant
    Alonso/Coleman/Brunt/Robertson
    Mane/Dele/Eriksen/Phillips
    Costa/Kaku(c)

    Pickford/DeRoon/Holgate/Sanchez

    *Mane in if Pools game confirmed

    1. Dare2Zlatan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      What can cause it to be cancelled??

  25. Dare2Zlatan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Holgate abd Sims > Markovuc and Maguire?? Exact money, no blanks, no hits. Non starting players to nailed on players with good fixtures and form...

    What you say guys?

    1. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Sounds good, although not sure I'd want that double Hull.

  26. Papamoa Fc
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Just watching the highlights for the games. Disappointed not to get that Sterling assist!

    1. andy85wsm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      8 months, 10 days ago

      But as you've seen the highlights you can see why right? 🙂

      1. Papamoa Fc
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah I agree with it to be fair. I don't own WBM defenders though and that McAuley goal is ridiculous!

    2. Dare2Zlatan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      It was an Own goal , Aguero assisted it onto the defenders foot.

      1. Papamoa Fc
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah I'm disappointed that Kun was unable to put it into the net himself.

  27. Oxinthebox
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Will rose be back for the game against stoke? Otherwise i have to take -4 🙁

    1. andy85wsm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      8 months, 10 days ago

      It's still a little time away so maybe but we'll have to wait for further news.

      1. Oxinthebox
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Thanks

  28. SudAll
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 10 days ago

    It would also help if FPL re-instated the ability to filter mini-leagues into Quarters not just Overall or months.

    1. andy85wsm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      8 months, 10 days ago

      The list is getting quite long now....

      Bring back forum
      Bring back notes section
      Change how blank gameweeks are displayed on the fixture list
      Overall tally of goals, clean sheets and assists in history (including for the season we're currently in)
      Ability to split mini leagues into quarters and not just overall

      Anything I missed? 🙂

      1. SudAll
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Many of us have quarterly prizes in our mini-leagues and that ability to filter by quarter was v helpful!

      2. Hasselbaink Forever - Mboka…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Also bring back UFPL

      3. KingMaalik
        8 months, 10 days ago

        the table with all the pts ans stats from every player (even the ones you don't own) when you click on a fixture details like it was last year...

        1. andy85wsm
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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          8 months, 10 days ago

          Hmmm. I don't really remember that, do you happen to have a screenshot?

  29. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 10 days ago

    I have no value tied up in Sanchez whatsoever. Might just sell him and buy him back

    1. andy85wsm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      8 months, 10 days ago

      I think that's a fair plan. You could arguably wait until GW31 to bring him back.

      Just have to be careful how you spend the money in the meantime

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Only problem being that his replacement is likely to have a blank in 28 as well