Dugout Discussion

Dugout Discussion – Wednesday

The festive fixture list finally draws to its conclusion this evening as Tottenham Hotspur welcome Chelsea to White Hart Lane at 8pm.

Four of the top seven captains for Gameweek 20 – Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Alexis Sanchez, Sergio Aguero and Romelu Lukaku – have already found the net earlier in the week.

The remaining three, Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and Harry Kane, have it all to do, then, with Costa the most popular of that trio – 11.6% have backed the Spain international, compared to Hazard (4.7%) and Kane’s 2.8%.

Costa, certainly, has been the more impressive of the Chelsea pair on his travels – the Spain international has scored eight away goals compared to Hazard’s two.

Yet the league leaders won’t have it easy – Spurs boast the tightest home defence in the top-flight, with just five goals against in front of their own fans.

Chelsea, meanwhile, have been similarly resilient, conceding just one goal in six away matches since Antonio Conte switched to a 3-4-3 set-up.

Nonetheless, many Fantasy managers will be keeping a keen eye on Kane along with Deli Alli and Christian Eriksen, with the fixtures set to smile kindly on Spurs from Gameweek 21 onwards.

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  1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Play 4 out of the following gents.

    A) Ake (hul)
    B) Cedric (bur)
    C) Friend (wat)
    D) DeRoon (wat)
    E) Phillips (tot)
    F) Rondon (tot)

    1. britlander
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A, C, E, F

      If Friend was at home I'd consider him over one of the WBA attackers, but prefer gambling on attackers away.

      1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Cheers for the advice. Much appreciated. 🙂

    2. BB-8
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Bench friend and de Roon

        1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Cheers. 🙂

          1. BB-8
              1 year, 3 months ago

              Would appreciate your thoughts below 🙂

              1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 year, 3 months ago

                Done. 🙂

        2. Moin
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          1 year, 3 months ago

          ACE it

          1. Moin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 year, 3 months ago

            ooh there are 4, F

            1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 year, 3 months ago

              Cheers Moin. 🙂

        3. Kiwivillan
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          1 year, 3 months ago

          Probably ABCD because Spurs will keep CS but if they don't ABCE

      • britlander
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        1 year, 3 months ago

        Siggy + Anichebe > Defoe + DeRoon?

        Also wondering if a -4 for Francis > Ake/Friend is worthwhile. The alternative is playing Jones vs LIV or Amat vs ARS

        1. TLF
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          1 year, 3 months ago

          No hit, play Jones

        2. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Play Jones vs LIV.

          I wouldn't make the moves personally.

        3. ChelseaGuy
            1 year, 3 months ago

            Sunderland missing key players to AFCON
            Won't do Defoe

        4. GE
            1 year, 3 months ago

            Play 2 of:

            Mkhtaryan (Liverpool home), Phillips (Spurs away) or Barnes (Soton home)

            Thanks 🙂

            1. GreenWindmill
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              1 year, 3 months ago

              Mkhitaryan and one of the others - Barnes by a whisker for me.

            2. Samurai Blue
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              1 year, 3 months ago

              Mkhi and Phillips.

            3. FC Lackless [BALEGIUM]
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              1 year, 3 months ago

              Still waiting for Phillips to perform against one of the bigger teams so probably Miki & Barnes.

            4. GE
                1 year, 3 months ago

                Thanks 🙂

            5. lasmons
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 year, 3 months ago

              Heaton - Robinson
              Alonso - Lovren - Pieters - Evans - Holebas
              Sanchez - Alli - Allen - Siggy - Lallana
              Costa - Ibra - Anichebe

              1FT - 0.8ITB

              Thinking Siggy + Anichebe -> Stanislas + Giroud are good moves. Agree?
              Then I can do Lallana + Allen -> Couth + DeRon when Cout is fit again.
              Good plan? Or is Giroud to much of a rotation risk?

              1. GreenWindmill
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                1 year, 3 months ago

                Giroud looks good short term but I feel like he might be a transfer waiting to happen. I guess if he performs he'll keep his place though.

                Maybe stick with 3-5-2 and just look at Allen to Phillips?

            6. bojack
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              1 year, 3 months ago

              Rate my -8 😎

              Foster
              Alonso Mee Aké
              Sánchez (c) Hazard Eriksen Alli Lallana
              Ibra Giroud

              3.9 Barnes McAuley 4.0

              For some reason whenever I do any transfers I get Leonard Cohen's "Yesterday's Man" in my head.

              1. greghammer95
                  1 year, 3 months ago

                  Giroud is a risk but can't argue with his form, we're probably too cautious on here! Nice midfield but you're stuck with Ibra a little bit, no room to swap for Aguero if need be?

                  1. bojack
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                    1 year, 3 months ago

                    Nah I'm ignoring him for now. Come what may. Giroud downgrade if necessary.

                • GreenWindmill
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                  1 year, 3 months ago

                  Yep, looks nice!

                  1. bojack
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                    1 year, 3 months ago

                    Ta.

                • Over Midwicket
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                  1 year, 3 months ago

                  Sensual.

              2. Lambey
                  1 year, 3 months ago

                  So my wife decided to make a team this year for the first time and join one of my mini leagues that i've won the last few years. She is destroying me, from GW13 she has gone from 281k to now 9k, whilst i'm currently 50points behind and 70k.

                  Her secrets to first time success?

                  Keeping Captaincy on Mane for 6 weeks in a run getting 70 points because...why change if he keeps getting points.
                  Only making 13 transfers so far this season...because if her team did well last week then why shouldn't it this week.
                  When making a transfer just swap to the player with the next highest points..for example this week Mane to Alli.

                  She is loving rubbing it in my face at the moment...not good ha

                  1. Az
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                    1 year, 3 months ago

                    same thing happened to me with my missus last year.
                    I would obsessionally check stats, post on here, follow injuries... she'd just look at recent points and if they were rubbish, switch to the best performing player in the price range.

                    She got a top 10k finish and I finished 30k.
                    Very depressing!

                  2. TLF
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                    1 year, 3 months ago

                    Just count yourself lucky you can talk to your wife about FPL haha. Sounds like her strategy is paying off so far !

                • BB-8
                    1 year, 3 months ago

                    For the next 3 gw's.
                    Pick one combo, gents.

                    A. Giroud + Baines/Brunt/Bellerin
                    B. Lukaku + Baines/Brunt/Bellerin
                    C. Kun + Chambers

                    1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
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                      1 year, 3 months ago

                      C).

                    2. Karan14 - (Balegium)
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 year, 3 months ago

                      B.

                    3. GreenWindmill
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                      1 year, 3 months ago

                      B

                    4. BB-8
                        1 year, 3 months ago

                        Cheers guys 🙂

                      • Over Midwicket
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                        1 year, 3 months ago

                        C then A then B.

                        1. BB-8
                            1 year, 3 months ago

                            Not convinced by Lukaku?

                      • greghammer95
                          1 year, 3 months ago

                          Would really appreciate some help lads! Tend to think of myself as helpful on here at times. Am I GTG?

                          De Gea (Liv) (Jaku)
                          PVA (STK), Ake (hul), Alonso (lei) (McAuley(tot), Jones(LIV))
                          Phillips (tot), Sanchez (swa), Eriksen (WBA), Antonio (CRY), Puncheon (whu)
                          Costa (lei), Ibra (LIV) (Rondon (tot))

                          0.6itb, 0 FT. Did Holebas to Ake last night, Holebas is useless to me and Ake could be good for the next few then cheap bench fodder for the four after that. Was in need of downgrading my defense.

                          Thanks!

                          1. Fir-Ma-La-Nho - MBOKANI FAS…
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                            1 year, 3 months ago

                            consider downgrading DDG in the future to release more funds?

                            1. greghammer95
                                1 year, 3 months ago

                                Definitely considering this, thinking after the Hull game in GW23 would be perfect if I have a free transfer. Not worth a hit to do so though?

                                1. Fir-Ma-La-Nho - MBOKANI FAS…
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                                  1 year, 3 months ago

                                  Yup definitely not with a hit

                            2. Pigeon
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                              1 year, 3 months ago

                              I'd downgrade Rondon and upgrade Antonio

                              1. greghammer95
                                  1 year, 3 months ago

                                  Good idea, once WBA fixtures dry up I'll be doing this, happy with Antonio for now but probably easiest/best to downgrade DDG as above to allow for Mane etc.

                              2. GreenWindmill
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                                1 year, 3 months ago

                                Definitely good for now - no need for a hit as far as I can see.

                            3. Count of Monte Hristo
                                1 year, 3 months ago

                                I downgraded Defoe > Carroll so I could afford Siggy > Alli

                                Not sure how to feel about it given that Carroll such a bad pick.

                                And I did Mané > Lallana so I could afford Azpilcueta only for him to score 1,1 since I bought him.

                                Frustrating.

                                1. ILOVEBAPS
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  1 year, 3 months ago

                                  Yep. Always a danger when someone goes on a decent run of points. It never lasts.

                                  Cough cough Alli cough.

                              • thepeen555
                                  1 year, 3 months ago

                                  just catching up on news - sanchez been throwing strops again? would he really leave?

                                  1. GreenWindmill
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                                    1 year, 3 months ago

                                    'news' is how I'm viewing it...

                                • Slippy
                                    1 year, 3 months ago

                                    Play 2 of: Chambers (wat), De Roon (wat), or Holebas (MID)

                                    1. greghammer95
                                        1 year, 3 months ago

                                        Holebas & De Roon.

                                        Could be 0-0 that though.

                                      • BB-8
                                          1 year, 3 months ago

                                          CH

                                        • Fir-Ma-La-Nho - MBOKANI FAS…
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                                          1 year, 3 months ago

                                          2 Mid players

                                        • ILOVEBAPS
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                                          1 year, 3 months ago

                                          CH

                                        • GreenWindmill
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                                          1 year, 3 months ago

                                          Holebas and Chambers

                                      • ZLATANisKING
                                          1 year, 3 months ago

                                          Alonso or Baines?

                                          1. Ozist
                                              1 year, 3 months ago

                                              Baines

                                            • Pigeon
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                                              1 year, 3 months ago

                                              Baines only because Alonso is too expensive

                                            • teki0s
                                                1 year, 3 months ago

                                                Alonso

                                              • GreenWindmill
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                                                1 year, 3 months ago

                                                Money no object? Alonso.

                                              • ZLATANisKING
                                                  1 year, 3 months ago

                                                  I have Alonso...going by Baines form and cost I would like to free up some fund:
                                                  Team has been doing well recently
                                                  Heaton (Jaku)
                                                  Alonso Daniels Mckauley (amat, kingsle)
                                                  sanchez haxard alli lallana philips
                                                  zlatan costa (anichebe)

                                                  0.4 ITB

                                                  open for Suggestions

                                              • Ozist
                                                  1 year, 3 months ago

                                                  courtois (Jaku)
                                                  azpilicueta walker Baines (McAuley Jones)
                                                  Sanchez Phillips coutinho lallana Allen
                                                  Costa Ibra (carroll)

                                                  0 FT 0.8ITB

                                                  Coutinho -> Alli for a hit or g2g?
                                                  pls help

                                                  1. GreenWindmill
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                                                    1 year, 3 months ago

                                                    How long have you held Coutinho?!

                                                    If you've clung onto him this long I'd keep at this stage, probably just sit tight now.

                                                    1. Ozist
                                                        1 year, 3 months ago

                                                        bought him jst 2 days back

                                                  2. Atimis
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    1 year, 3 months ago

                                                    Bench one:
                                                    1. Jones
                                                    2. Friend
                                                    3. Brunt

                                                    1. The Wise Owl
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                                                      1 year, 3 months ago

                                                      Jones

                                                      1. Atimis
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                                                        1 year, 3 months ago

                                                        On this now but I'm afraid that Friend will be another cameo

                                                    2. GreenWindmill
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                                                      1 year, 3 months ago

                                                      Brunt

                                                  3. ILOVEBAPS
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                                                    1 year, 3 months ago

                                                    Did I do good for -4?

                                                    Siggy > Phillips
                                                    Cedric > Baines

                                                    1. Ynwalfc
                                                        1 year, 3 months ago

                                                        Yes

                                                      • GreenWindmill
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                                                        1 year, 3 months ago

                                                        Maybe 🙂

                                                        1. ILOVEBAPS
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                                                          1 year, 3 months ago

                                                          Guess no one really knows. Have taken so many hits this season!! 🙄

                                                    2. Özil
                                                        1 year, 3 months ago

                                                        “We might have a problem with Perez, he injured his ankle. Coming back - closest is Walcott but not ready. We will play with 90% of the squad. I will rest Koscielny, of course Ospina will play. Maybe Sanchez I will rest as well.”

                                                        “Coquelin is out for three or four weeks now. Hamstring.”

                                                        “Ozil is coming in today to be assessed by the doc he has been in bed for two weeks, i can’t imagine him being involved on Saturday. It is like flu or throat infection.. I am not sure.”

                                                        1. Özil
                                                            1 year, 3 months ago

                                                            Wenger on Cazorla being out long-term: “At the moment he is not planning to go out and run and if you are going out then it’s six weeks and he is not near that.”

                                                            “Welbeck wants to play but he is concious because he came back and had a set-back before.”

                                                          • ChelseaGuy
                                                              1 year, 3 months ago

                                                              So Walcott to play next week?

                                                            • TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
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                                                              1 year, 3 months ago

                                                              Hi Özil, I have something for you. Mind hitting me up at bigmanbakar@gmail.com ?

                                                              1. The Wise Owl
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                                                                1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                Don't do it, it's a trap!

                                                                1. ChelseaGuy
                                                                    1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                    You are wise of course

                                                                    1. The Wise Owl
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                                                                      1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                      Very wise 😉

                                                            • GreenWindmill
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                                                              1 year, 3 months ago

                                                              Apologies for the long post seeking help but I'm feeling a bit befuddled, mainly thanks to Tottenham's display last night.

                                                              My intention this week has been to fund Benteke ➡ Lukaku somehow which means I need to raise £1.1m with my other FT.

                                                              Moves I'm considering:
                                                              A. Hazard ➡ Alli (feels a bit late and don't really want to ditch Hazard)
                                                              B. Hazard ➡ Walcott (same re: Hazard and will Theo even go straight back in the team?)
                                                              C. Sigurdsson ➡ Snodgrass (keeps me Spursless, I'm quite attached to Siggy and fixtures are shocking)
                                                              D. Sigurdsson ➡ Stanislas (keeps me Spursless, I'm quite attached to Siggy and is he all that?)
                                                              E. Luiz ➡ £5.0m defender (not liking the options in this price bracket and still no Spurs)

                                                              Alternatively I could get Giroud instead of Lukaku and maybe Sigurdsson ➡ Antonio but I don't trust Giroud at the moment.

                                                              If I took a hit I could switch to 3-5-2 by doing something like Capoue and Benteke ➡ Alli and Barnes but Lukaku does look primed for a decent run and was my target transfer.

                                                              Of course I could always take a hit whilst sticking with 3-4-3 but I'm not seeing the path here. Any help? Full team below for context:

                                                              Foster, Pickford
                                                              Alonso, Luiz, Lovren, Evans, Pieters
                                                              Sanchez, Hazard, Sigurdsson, Phillips, Capoue
                                                              Ibrahimovic, Defoe, Benteke

                                                              1. pompeyfan
                                                                  1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                  probably A for me. Although I'd favour Eriksen.

                                                                  1. GreenWindmill
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                                                                    1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                    You've always got a soft spot for Eriksen 😉 He is absolute class but Alli's more of a poacher and goals > assists. Reckon they'll run out pretty close points wise at the end of the season (assuming they both stay fit) and Alli is 0.2 cheaper.

                                                                    1. pompeyfan
                                                                        1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                        Guilty!

                                                                        But I kind of feel you get more consistency with Eriksen, more so now than previously it seems.

                                                                        Alli has exploded though so he's also a great pick.

                                                                  2. greghammer95
                                                                      1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                      That's very tough. To get Kaku you're going to have to sacrifice somewhere! I'd get rid of Luiz personally.

                                                                      Tekkers to Kaku
                                                                      Luiz to Brunt

                                                                      WBA Double up for them fixtures could be brilliant.

                                                                      1. GreenWindmill
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                                                                        1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                        Too many WBA for that I'm afraid - I'm already fully loaded! Hard to believe really!

                                                                    • TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
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                                                                      1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                      Hi mate. Been quite a while. I'd go Benteke to Rondon actually. Good run of fixtures for WBA coming up so the double up won't be too bad in the long run. But if you really want to take a hit, get rid of Sigurdsson for Stanislas and get Lukaku for Benteke. hul,WAT,CPL is a very good run of fixtures for Stanislas.

                                                                      1. GreenWindmill
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                                                                        1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                        Yeah, life has been getting in the way more than ever this season - I've been really struggling to avoid becoming full on casual!

                                                                        Too many WBA to go for Rondon. Should have said, I have 2FT so your suggestion would be without a hit.

                                                                        1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
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                                                                          1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                          Oops - I didn't notice that. Get Stanislas in then I reckon. Good luck. 🙂

                                                                          1. GreenWindmill
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                                                                            1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                            Thanks, I'd like to keep Siggy but there's only so much room at the inn!

                                                                    • Phil Dagger ⭐
                                                                        1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                        if you want to hold hazard
                                                                        then I would downgrade luiz to brunt or maybe luiz to a bench fodder
                                                                        and then do siggy to Alli
                                                                        and benteke to Lukaku

                                                                        then gradually improve defence with baines after city

                                                                        1. Phil Dagger ⭐
                                                                            1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                            and - or***
                                                                            either siggy move or kaku move

                                                                            1. GreenWindmill
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                                                                              1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                              Thanks, I'm not sold on Baines with Gueye disappearing but I'll take a look 🙂

                                                                        2. ILOVEBAPS
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                                                                          1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                          D. Snodgrass fix's are poor now so I'd steer clear. Stanislas has good matches ahead and looked dangerous v Ars.

                                                                          Go for Lukaku as its who you really want. Don't go against your gut. Work it out. Same applies to Haz as u want him.

                                                                          1. GreenWindmill
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                                                                            1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                            Thanks, ideally I want to keep Sigurdsson too but something has to give somewhere. Appreciate the wider piece of wisdom also 🙂

                                                                        3. Concrete
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                                                                          1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                          I'd DG Luiz to raise the funds for Lukaku or Hazard to Alli

                                                                          I have Hazard too and want to keep him. Spurs at City after WBA though which is putting me off Alli slightly

                                                                          1. GreenWindmill
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                                                                            1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                            Yeah, I can't decide if Alli is a good move now or if the ship has sailed. Might post separately on that...

                                                                            1. ILOVEBAPS
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                                                                              1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                              Me either. Am happy enough with Eriksen

                                                                        4. Az
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                                                                          1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                          I've already pulled the trigger on Hazard -> Alli.
                                                                          You'll probably make .4 on the deal which isn't to be sniffed at.
                                                                          A lot of the time he plays higher up the pitch than Kane and with Eriksen feeding him there's no reason he can't maintain his great goalscoring form.
                                                                          He's a steal at 8.4 and you'll want him or Erik in two weeks anyway when Spurs fixtures really turn so might as well get now!

                                                                          1. GreenWindmill
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                                                                            1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                            Perhaps, perhaps...

                                                                            Do we really think Hazard's time is up though? This feels like one of those transfer trends where the player being ditched goes on a great run and the player being bought dries up. Happened with Sanchez to Hazard a couple of months ago right? I'm scared 🙁

                                                                            1. Az
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                                                                              1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                              He's just done nothing to convince me that he's a good enough fpl option right now. He hasn't scored from open play since GW14 and i've completely lost patience with him.

                                                                              Costa still the man to have, no need for both especially with the fixtures turning after Hull.

                                                                              I'm also scared but it helps justifying it to yourself 😉
                                                                              People thought that Walcott could cover Sanchez's points which was a bit silly, and his fixtures were a lot better than Hazards are about to be.

                                                                        5. Sir Edo
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                                                                          1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                          Wait for FA Cup and League Cup results. Man utd, Southampton and Liverpool have two more gameweeks before next deadline.. 😉

                                                                          1. Sir Edo
                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                            1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                            ..and Hull.

                                                                      • LECHUCK
                                                                          1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                          Anybody know if Origi will drop?

                                                                          1. Atimis
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                                                                            1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                            Dropped tonight

                                                                            1. Atimis
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                                                                              1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                              *last night xD

                                                                              1. LECHUCK
                                                                                  1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                  Yuck. Thanks 🙂

                                                                          2. anish69
                                                                              1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                              Giroud or Defoe?

                                                                              Already have Sanchez

                                                                              1. Kiwivillan
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                                                                                1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                I'm a delighted Sanchez and Giroud owner

                                                                              2. alangreat
                                                                                  1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                  Giroud given the fixtures but slight rotation risk.
                                                                                  Not sold on Defoe as Sunderland too unstable, i could be proved wrong though.

                                                                              3. Disturbed
                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                Getting both kane and alli too much spurs? Who would you get between the two?

                                                                                1. alangreat
                                                                                    1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                    i picked alli, much cheaper and more explosive recently.

                                                                                  • Kiwivillan
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                                                                                    1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                    Got Alli today. Already have Eriksen and Kane. Beautiful fixtures

                                                                                    1. Fitzy.
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                                                                                      1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                      Beautiful fixtures? 12th best for attacking returns according to the ticker...

                                                                                      1. Kiwivillan
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                                                                                        1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                        I have my own ticker.

                                                                                    2. Disturbed
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                                                                                      1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                      Wow triple spurs...nice!

                                                                                  • Fir-Ma-La-Nho - MBOKANI FAS…
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                                                                                    1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                    go both..if to choose one..alli

                                                                                    1. Disturbed
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                                                                                      1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                      Cheers. Thinking defoe with alli instead of kane

                                                                                2. HODL
                                                                                    1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                    After a really bad bad week, and already on -4, do i WC ?

                                                                                    Heaton Pickford
                                                                                    Alonso Brunt Jones Amat Kinglsey
                                                                                    Hazard Alexis Lallana Phillips Fletcher
                                                                                    Negredo Costa Kun

                                                                                    TV around 106.0 with 2.0 ITB.

                                                                                    What are the standout options ?

                                                                                    1. alangreat
                                                                                        1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                        decent team, i won't WC.
                                                                                        Only concer is you only have 3 playing defenders (but they are good choices), rest of squad is fine IMO.

                                                                                      • Fir-Ma-La-Nho - MBOKANI FAS…
                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                        1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                        don't WC unless you are changing at least half of your team

                                                                                    2. Az
                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                                                                                      1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                      So how did everyone do over the Xmas period?

                                                                                      My target was to break into the top 100k, which I thought was reasonable with my rank of 301,325 at the end of GW 17.

                                                                                      Got off to a great start and nearly halved my rank in GW 18, going down to 161,348. And then plateaud, finishing up 158,646.
                                                                                      Not as good a I would have liked!

                                                                                      + Phillips, some decent captain options,
                                                                                      - Selling Alli for Lallana before Watford (trying to be clever), buying Benteke

                                                                                      1. Moin
                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                        1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                        GW my rank was 21K, wanted to breach 10K, but because of a really bad last GW, reached 20K

                                                                                      2. greghammer95
                                                                                          1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                          Good rank still with a long way to go! Especially if you've got your chips/WC.

                                                                                          I wanted to improve my ranking and stay in the cup.

                                                                                          GW18 = 815k to 819k
                                                                                          GW19 = 819k to 721k
                                                                                          GW20 = 721k to 601k

                                                                                          Happy with that although poor captain choices have let me down and got rid of Defoe this week. Phillips has been brilliant, also still in the cup.

                                                                                          1. Az
                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                                                                                            1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                            Steady progress! Keep it up. Good luck in the cup too!

                                                                                        • ILOVEBAPS
                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                          1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                          Decent enough I guess but still a terrible season. Was at about 500k and now at 315K.

                                                                                          + holding firm on Defoe and selling Origi instead. Captained Ibra each week.
                                                                                          - Holding Cedric and not doing Siggy > Phillips earlier.

                                                                                        • ROOTY7
                                                                                            1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                            Bang average to be honest. Terrible start, but my last 2 weeks have been green arrows which is nice 🙂 Was hoping for 100k but sat at 170k.

                                                                                            My last 4 transfers have been lucky/ great! (apart from Kanes haul)

                                                                                            GW19:
                                                                                            Walcott--> Phillips 0,0/ 13,9
                                                                                            Kane--> Aguero 16,2/ 2,7

                                                                                            GW20:
                                                                                            Sigurdsson--> Snoddy 7/ 10
                                                                                            Iheanacho--> Giroud 1/ 15

                                                                                          • fedolefan
                                                                                              1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                              Surprisingly good with a fairly underwhelming team on paper if I'm honest. 247k after GW 17 to 43K after GW 20. Would have been happy with 247K if I'm honest. Was almost certain that I'd WC immediately to get in Kun, Alexis, Che players. Somehow held off and have done better because of it.

                                                                                              1. Az
                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                                                                                                1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                                thats a fantastic jump, nice one!

                                                                                            • BB-8
                                                                                                1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                                Pretty good. Gone from 9k to 2.5k. Alli has been massive for me last couple weeks

                                                                                              • pompeyfan
                                                                                                  1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                                  been treading water a bit over Christmas, so just hovering outside the top 10k. Transfers like Kane & Siggy out before their points has hurt me.

                                                                                              • rrcmc
                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                                HELP! Why has FFS allowed video advert plug ins!
                                                                                                i keep sneakily looking at FFS site rather than writing my very boring report and some loud advert about cold and flu remedies keeps playing.
                                                                                                I understand that FFS needs to advert revenue to fund the site but can these video advert be defaulted to sound off (and remain off!)
                                                                                                thanks in advance

                                                                                                1. Moin
                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                  1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                                  I don't have such problem, maybe its only for those in UK

                                                                                                2. Az
                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                  • Has Moderation Rights
                                                                                                  1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                                  There shouldn't be any ads on the site- I'll bring this up with Mark.

                                                                                                  Thanks!

                                                                                                3. Kiwivillan
                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                  1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                                  Never seen any ads browsing. Have you been looking at dodgy porn?

                                                                                                4. Mark
                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                                                                                                  1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                                  Hi...can you mail me with a description of what you see and what platform - eg: Mobile/Desktop etc.

                                                                                                  We should have no video ads with audio. If there are, then our agency need to be told but I need details so they can find them ads and knock them out.

                                                                                                  Drop me a line at support@fantasyfootballscout.co.uk

                                                                                                  That goes for anyone else seeing video ads with audio or suffering redirects.

                                                                                                  Thanks

                                                                                                  1. Mosinho
                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                    1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                                    Also had this around 10 mins ago, not sure what it was and it sounded like a pop up advert but i had no other tabs or windows open

                                                                                              • alangreat
                                                                                                  1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                                  looking at Stanislas for GW 21, would you take a hit to ship Siggy for him?
                                                                                                  Siggy has bad fixtures but he returned this week...

                                                                                                  1. Kiwivillan
                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                    1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                                    Getting him for a hit tomo Can>Stanislas

                                                                                                  2. Fir-Ma-La-Nho - MBOKANI FAS…
                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                    1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                                    nope...any other options?

                                                                                                    1. alangreat
                                                                                                        1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                                        Not really...current front 8:
                                                                                                        Alli Sanchez Lallana Siggy de Roon
                                                                                                        Costa Ibra Rondon

                                                                                                        Can't get Philips cos I have Nyom.
                                                                                                        Snodgrass bad fixtures, Antonio plays for Whm lol

                                                                                                  3. Pigeon
                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                    1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                                    Here's my team with 0.2 ITB and 0 FT

                                                                                                    Heaton
                                                                                                    Brunt Chambers Aké
                                                                                                    Sanchez Hazard Phillips Alli
                                                                                                    Ibra Costa Defoe

                                                                                                    If Hazard doesn't satisfy me against Hull thinking of dropping him for Coutinho and upgrading Defoe to Lukaku or Giroud.

                                                                                                    Is this a good idea?

                                                                                                  4. Totti
                                                                                                      1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                                      front 8 are
                                                                                                      sanchez sterling lallana allen coquelin
                                                                                                      aguero ibra costa

                                                                                                      aguero and allen -> alli and giroud
                                                                                                      A) Yay
                                                                                                      B) Nay

                                                                                                    • Accidental Partridge
                                                                                                        1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                                        Considering a WC as currently lumped with this - 22nd in my ML and almost 200 points off the pace

                                                                                                        Heaton

                                                                                                        Alonso Cresswell Ake

                                                                                                        Sterling Sanchez Hazard Shaqiri

                                                                                                        Giroud Ibra Defoe

                                                                                                        (Jaku Capoue Jones Amat)

                                                                                                        Currently on a -4

                                                                                                        Any help appreciated gents

                                                                                                        1. The Wise Owl
                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                          1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                                          You can make that points back over time and the DGW. Wait it out.

                                                                                                        2. Kiwivillan
                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                          1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                                          Shakira is stinking up your team

                                                                                                        3. Kiwivillan
                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                          1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                                          You have to be aggressive that far behind

                                                                                                        4. Kiwivillan
                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                          1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                                          I always target who I think is the best manager and play against his team

                                                                                                      • camarozz
                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                        1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                                        Team for foreseeable.

                                                                                                        Grant
                                                                                                        Alonso,Jones,Daniels*
                                                                                                        Alli*,Philips,Sanchez,hazard
                                                                                                        Ibra,Costa,Defoe*

                                                                                                        Capoue,amat,Nyom

                                                                                                        * cost me -8 last nite
                                                                                                        Benteke,holebas,Lallana OUT

                                                                                                        1. Kiwivillan
                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                          1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                                          Nice but don't like Defoe. Think people blinded by 2 penalties.

                                                                                                          1. camarozz
                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                            1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                                            Hes best option at that price. I'm gonna just leave him there for the season tbh.
                                                                                                            Hazard needs to cop on shortly or he may make way for coutinho allowing funds for Aguero if he's essential at some stage ...

                                                                                                      • St. Joseph
                                                                                                          1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                                          If benteke seriously injured. Should i get rid of cabaye?

                                                                                                          1. Kiwivillan
                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                            1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                                            Cabaye was never a team player. Benteke is irrelevant

                                                                                                            1. St. Joseph
                                                                                                                1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                                                His set pieces even more dull with no benteke.

                                                                                                                Lacking good options in the front line as campbell / wickham never been a good one?

                                                                                                            2. Kiwivillan
                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                              1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                                              Yeah just don't rate Palace now Zaha gone. Only one that interested me

                                                                                                              1. fedolefan
                                                                                                                  1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                                                  Will they even score goals? Benteke and Zaha out. They were the only ones scoring. Thinking of getting defenders from teams playing them.

                                                                                                                • St. Joseph
                                                                                                                    1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                                                    Well I'm surprised they can't handle swans yesterday. They deserve that lost.

                                                                                                                    Should be getting rid then. Cheers.

                                                                                                                • Kiwivillan
                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                  1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                                                  If Big Sam can get Benteke playing like at Villa I'd be interested but no mood to speculate

                                                                                                              2. Lizard Lips
                                                                                                                  1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                                                  Wonder what two changes Mark made?

                                                                                                                  1. Fitzy.
                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                    1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                                                    FPL Virgin will be all over it.

                                                                                                                    1. fedolefan
                                                                                                                        1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                                                        So he's done Toby -> Azpi -> Rose?

                                                                                                                    2. Lizard Lips
                                                                                                                        1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                                                        Nice moves!