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The Community Round-Up

Strikers took centre stage among our Hot Topic posters this week as the community keeps its fingers crossed that January’s transfer dealings improve the pool of forward options.

Price changes, patience in the transfer market and a spot of Scoutcast magic are also covered in our discussions, while our community scribes focus on the Premier League’s manager merry-go-round and the best players over the last 15 years.

We finish off with a look at the latest from our Members’ table constructors and our community competitions.

The Community Articles

With 15 years worth of Fantasy Premier League dream team data at hand, Wesmantooth has been delving through the archives to pinpoint key strategies for success and look at those players vying for an elite end of season listing this time around.

Meanwhile, FPL Virgin has been looking at how a new boss can help or hinder a Premier League team’s chances of success, given seven clubs have already decided to part company with their manager this season.

Among those to make a change at the top is Stoke City, who look set for a rough evening on Monday when they travel to Old Trafford according to Hutch_James’ latest canvassing of ‘the crowd’.

Top Marx has been named community writer of December following this week’s vote. A £20 Amazon voucher is on his way to him.

Don’t forget, if you’ve got some analysis, scout reports or features brewing, be sure to visit our community section to submit your article.

The Hottest Topics

The community’s attacking line-ups are in flux, according to our Hot Topic on strikers, as Fantasy managers eagerly await third-forward prospects to emerge in the January transfer window.

Another factor driving the desire to make changes up top is that Sergio Aguero now looks largely rotation-free due to the injury to team-mate Gabriel Jesus.

The Sky Blues striker certainly looks in fine form, says Wet Dream in his discussion on the Argentinian. But Doosra’s latest fixture analysis, as delivered by G-Whizz, advises waiting on transferring him in until after his tricky away match at Liverpool this weekend.

There was evidence that being cautious in the transfer market can reap rewards in our latest Live Hall of Fame update, as one of FPL’s most patient ever managers makes a return to the top three.

However, Mei you shagua warns against being too reticent when making transfers after losing points by sticking with Dele Alli and Leroy Sane over their barren run of games.

Patience may also prove a virtue for those that clung onto Reds winger Mohamed Salah during his recent injury lay-off.

Our discussion on FPL’s transfer market details how the Egyptian, who is set to return to action at Anfield this Sunday, confounded price change predictions by retaining his full 10.1 value over his short break, much to the annoyance of the 649,000 FPL managers who have shipped him out over the last two weeks.

Last season’s FPL winner Ben Crabtree is another not overly pleased by Salah, with his Liverpool player ban proving far less successful this time around thanks to the African Player of the Year’s relentless scoring form. Following Ben’s latest musings on his season,  FPL Virgin sparked a discussion on whether this former champion should rethink his heart over head policy regarding Liverpool assets.

With the second FPL Wildcard now available, we canvassed the community’s views on which players deserve a place in a revamped side.

Stoke players are unlikely to grace many Wildcard drafts due to a dire run of form that ultimately cost their boss Mark Hughes his job. But with an impending change of management and a strong run of fixtures, we pondered whether Potters assets may just be worth looking at.

Chelsea and Arsenal also have strong schedules, but with patchy form for some of their key players the community is also reluctant to invest heavily according to our Hot Topic on their players.

Finally, eagle-eyed Scoutcast viewers spotted a moment of magic in this week’s show involving a glass of water travelling 150 miles across four English counties within a second.

To view all our discussions please visit our Hot Topics page.

The Members’ Tables

There’s some surprising names to cherry pick in my latest goals imminent table this week, while those in search of a striker are advised to check out Doosra’s latest Deadly Assassins standings.

If you’re a member and are yet to get to grips with the custom statistics tables, you can view this movie for an explanation of how they work. Also, remember to tag them so that people can find the tables with ease.

The Community Tournaments

My Pretty Pony is on the look-out for at least six other community regulars to take part in the inaugural FFScout charity football event. Some 16 Fantasy managers have already signed up for the event, which takes place on February 24.

Elsewhere, Speedyboyz dropped by with the latest from the Community Watch tournament, which in Matchweek 15 features a number of key battles at the top and bottom of the table.

If you are running a community tournament and would like the latest scores included in future Community Round-Ups, please email us a summary of the current leaders and a link to your league, spreadsheet or head-to-head competition, at jonty@fantasyfootballscout.co.uk.

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  1. Nespinha
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    To put on the bench:

    A) Ritchie
    B) Doucoure
    C) Depoitre

    1. jack149331
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      ritchie

  2. Bleach †
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    Adrian
    Alonso • Ota • Jones
    Salah • Alli • Sane • Sterling • RLC
    Kane • Firmino

    Elliott • Mbemba • Mariappa • DCL

    No need to Wildcard, right?

    1. ⚽️ Dingo ⚽️
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      Right.

  3. brenks
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    Who to pick as a 1st sub?

    A) Ogbonna
    B) Tarroll
    C) DCL

    1. ⚽️ Dingo ⚽️
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      B

    2. Aussie Rules
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      A

    3. Show Me The Mane.
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      A

    4. fattfattygavgav
      9 days, 21 hours ago

      A

  4. ⚽️ Dingo ⚽️
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    @ Aussie Rules - You got a link to your team?

    1. Aussie Rules
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      How do you link your team again? Been a while.

      1. ⚽️ Dingo ⚽️
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 days, 22 hours ago

        Click the points tab on FPL and that the link.

        Something like this.... https://fantasy.premierleague.com/a/team/370/event/22

        1. Aussie Rules
          9 days, 22 hours ago

          Should be updated now. Let me know if that works

  5. toystory2wasok
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    how to get lingard into this team?

    pope (adrian)
    ota, alonso, mee (daniels, mbemba)
    haz, salah, sterling, arnie, choupo-m
    kane, depo (calv-l)

    1 FT, 0.5 ITM

    swapping haz or salah feels wrong. choupo maybe, but would have to take a -4 to downgrade someone to raise 0.4.

    stoke, though...

    1. toystory2wasok
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      *swapping haz or arnie.. i'm not going to lose salah!

    2. ⚽️ Dingo ⚽️
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      I wouldn't get him.

      1. toystory2wasok
        9 days, 21 hours ago

        it's starting to feel that way.

  6. klavan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    Play:
    A)Mee
    B)Otamendi

    1. jack149331
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      mee

    2. Collie01
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      B

    3. LonesomePundit
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 21 hours ago

      Otamendi.

    4. KHAN IS BACK
      9 days, 21 hours ago

      Always the premium defender

  7. Collie01
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    Any news about who Burnley CBs will be this GW, seems like Mee, Tark and Long all have knocks. Thanks

  8. Dazzrb
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    G2G? On a wildcard..

    De Gea
    Otamendi Alonso Mee Ogbonna
    Salah Sterling Arnie Lingard
    Kane Kun

    Elliot Kelly Carroll Crouch

    Thanks in advance

    1. Pompey5
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      Similar to mine but you have the upgrades I wish I could afford! Nice team

    2. Misteak
      9 days, 21 hours ago

      Gr8 first team, awful bench. Would rather KdB than Kun but other than that you're golden.

  9. Show Me The Mane.
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    Pope or Elliot?
    Duffy or Ogbonna?
    Aguero > Morata for -4?

    1. LonesomePundit
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 21 hours ago

      Elliott, Duffy - is the Aguero for a minus 4? Either way whichever one doesn't take the points hit.

    2. fattfattygavgav
      9 days, 21 hours ago

      Elliot
      Duffy
      No hit

  10. Pompey5
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    On a wildcard, any changes or gtg?

    Pope
    Alonso Otamendi Jones Ogbonna
    Salah Sterling Mahrez Lingard
    Kane Firmino
    Elliot milo Murray Tomkins.

    Thanks

    1. Misteak
      9 days, 21 hours ago

      All good boyo

  11. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    Elliott home to Swansea or Courtois home to Leicester ???

    1. LonesomePundit
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 21 hours ago

      Courtois.

  12. Krisbee
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    Firmino or Aguero -4 this week?

    1. LonesomePundit
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 21 hours ago

      Firmino

    2. Too Klose For Comfort
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 21 hours ago

      Close but Aguero

  13. Bleach †
    9 days, 21 hours ago

    Reckon RLC might start?

  14. Rory Rocky man
    9 days, 21 hours ago

    Need help
    Have 2 million in bank
    Now what should I do ?

    A: Otamadi and firmino for kane and 4.3 defender 4 point hit
    B: Morata out and aguero in no hit
    C : Leave as is

    Team
    Pope
    Cristian dunk otamandi
    Richalson Hazzard son arnautovic lingard
    Morata firmino

    1. LonesomePundit
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 21 hours ago

      C for me.

      1. Rory Rocky man
        9 days, 21 hours ago

        Really??
        I have a free transfer would you do anything?
        No kane???

        1. LonesomePundit
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 days, 21 hours ago

          Kane's fixtures turn a bit - who is on your bench?

          1. Rory Rocky man
            9 days, 21 hours ago

            Okazaki
            Arnold
            Kenny

            1. LonesomePundit
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              9 days, 21 hours ago

              Who is Arnold? Sorry not with it yet.

              1. Rory Rocky man
                9 days, 21 hours ago

                Liverpool defender

    2. Aussie Rules
      9 days, 21 hours ago

      C

    3. Too Klose For Comfort
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 21 hours ago

      B or C

      1. Rory Rocky man
        9 days, 21 hours ago

        Morata isn't doing much where I think aguero might do well against Liverpool

  15. LonesomePundit
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 days, 21 hours ago

    Play one ...

    A) Otamendi
    B) Dummett
    C) Dunk

    1. Rory Rocky man
      9 days, 21 hours ago

      Dunk

    2. Ghost Gooner
      9 days, 21 hours ago

      B

    3. fattfattygavgav
      9 days, 21 hours ago

      A

  16. Werkself - Surf Mozampique
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 days, 21 hours ago

    Bench one:
    A. Otamendi
    B. RLC

    Thanks

    1. Misteak
      9 days, 21 hours ago

      RLC of course

    2. fattfattygavgav
      9 days, 21 hours ago

      B

  17. jack149331
    9 days, 21 hours ago

    elliot or adrian

    1. fattfattygavgav
      9 days, 21 hours ago

      I'm playing Elliot.

  18. Misteak
    9 days, 21 hours ago

    Does the never captain an early kickoff player rule count when there's no early kick off like today? Thinking of captaining Alonso but worried since it's the first match on the fixture list.

  19. tbhogal
    9 days, 21 hours ago

    My MF is a problem please help guys ! Any changes needed? 0.4m itb

    RLC, Arnie, Sterling, Salah , Eriksen

    1. fattfattygavgav
      9 days, 21 hours ago

      Eriksen & RLC > Mahrez & Lingard?

      Wouldn't take any hits for it though as it doesn't look too bad.

      Gross has a good run of fixtures coming up too as a cheaper option.

      1. tbhogal
        9 days, 21 hours ago

        Thanks

  20. Yogi_mike
    9 days, 21 hours ago

    Who to Cap a differential Chasing ML..

    Elliot
    Gomez Chirstensen Masuaku
    Salah Son KDB Arnie Alli
    Kane Murray
    A) Allí
    B) Son
    C) Arnie

    1. fattfattygavgav
      9 days, 21 hours ago

      B or C for me

  21. Henning
    9 days, 20 hours ago

    Worth a hit to get Alonso in?

    0 ft and 3.2 m in the bank.

    Adrian

    Otamendi Christensen Mustafi

    Son Sterling Salah Lingard Arnautovic

    Kane Firmino

    Elliot Masuaku Dcl Kenny

  22. RickiH077
    9 days, 19 hours ago

    What do you think to my team?

    Lossi
    Yoshida Otamendi Duffy
    Lingard(vc) Sterling Carroll Salah
    Firmino Kane(c) Aguero

    Subs
    Elliott Mee Surman Daniels

  23. Patch
    9 days, 19 hours ago

    I saw somewhere.Leicester missing their two main defenders...is it correct Leicester may be on the back foot?

    1. Patch
      9 days, 19 hours ago

      Using the word "missing" very loosely

      1. Patch
        9 days, 19 hours ago

        Mendy, Morgan and Simpson all out...RIP Leicester

  24. Ray85
    9 days, 19 hours ago

    What do you think?

    A) Christensen Arnie Aguero
    B) Alonso Son/Pogba Firmino

  25. Ray85
    9 days, 19 hours ago

    Gross or Arnie?

  26. Ray85
    9 days, 18 hours ago

    Davies VVD or Stones?

  27. salsamuzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 days, 7 hours ago

    Why didn't Christiansen get points for 60 minutes plus a clean sheet - he came on in the 33rd minute so played 57 mins of normal time plus 5 minutes of added time - 62 minutes in all?