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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
      3 months, 13 days ago

      To put on the bench:

      A) Ritchie
      B) Doucoure
      C) Depoitre

      1. jack149331
          3 months, 13 days ago

          ritchie

      2. Bleach †
          3 months, 13 days 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
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Right.

        • brenks
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Who to pick as a 1st sub?

            A) Ogbonna
            B) Tarroll
            C) DCL

            1. ⚽️ Dingo ⚽️
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 13 days ago

              B

            2. Aussie Rules
                3 months, 13 days ago

                A

              • Show Me The Mane.
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  A

                • fattfattygavgav
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    A

                • ⚽️ Dingo ⚽️
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 months, 13 days ago

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

                  1. Aussie Rules
                      3 months, 13 days ago

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

                      1. ⚽️ Dingo ⚽️
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        3 months, 13 days 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
                            3 months, 13 days ago

                            Should be updated now. Let me know if that works

                    • toystory2wasok
                        3 months, 13 days 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
                            3 months, 13 days ago

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

                          • ⚽️ Dingo ⚽️
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            3 months, 13 days ago

                            I wouldn't get him.

                            1. toystory2wasok
                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                it's starting to feel that way.

                          • klavan
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            3 months, 13 days ago

                            Play:
                            A)Mee
                            B)Otamendi

                            1. jack149331
                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                mee

                              • Collie01
                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                  B

                                • LonesomePundit
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                  Otamendi.

                                • COLLIN QUANER
                                    3 months, 13 days ago

                                    Always the premium defender

                                • Collie01
                                    3 months, 13 days ago

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

                                  • Dazzrb
                                      3 months, 13 days 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
                                          3 months, 13 days ago

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

                                        • Misteak
                                            3 months, 13 days ago

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

                                        • Show Me The Mane.
                                            3 months, 13 days ago

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

                                            1. LonesomePundit
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              3 months, 13 days ago

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

                                            2. fattfattygavgav
                                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                                Elliot
                                                Duffy
                                                No hit

                                            3. Pompey5
                                                3 months, 13 days 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
                                                    3 months, 13 days ago

                                                    All good boyo

                                                2. Corgzzzz
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  3 months, 13 days ago

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

                                                  1. LonesomePundit
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    3 months, 13 days ago

                                                    Courtois.

                                                3. Krisbee
                                                    3 months, 13 days ago

                                                    Firmino or Aguero -4 this week?

                                                    1. LonesomePundit
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      3 months, 13 days ago

                                                      Firmino

                                                    2. Too Klose For Comfort
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      3 months, 13 days ago

                                                      Close but Aguero

                                                  • Bleach †
                                                      3 months, 13 days ago

                                                      Reckon RLC might start?

                                                    • Rory Rocky man
                                                        3 months, 13 days 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
                                                          3 months, 13 days ago

                                                          C for me.

                                                          1. Rory Rocky man
                                                              3 months, 13 days ago

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

                                                              1. LonesomePundit
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                3 months, 13 days ago

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

                                                                1. Rory Rocky man
                                                                    3 months, 13 days ago

                                                                    Okazaki
                                                                    Arnold
                                                                    Kenny

                                                                    1. LonesomePundit
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      3 months, 13 days ago

                                                                      Who is Arnold? Sorry not with it yet.

                                                                      1. Rory Rocky man
                                                                          3 months, 13 days ago

                                                                          Liverpool defender

                                                              2. Aussie Rules
                                                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                                                  C

                                                                • Too Klose For Comfort
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                                                  B or C

                                                                  1. Rory Rocky man
                                                                      3 months, 13 days ago

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

                                                                • LonesomePundit
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                                                  Play one ...

                                                                  A) Otamendi
                                                                  B) Dummett
                                                                  C) Dunk

                                                                  1. Rory Rocky man
                                                                      3 months, 13 days ago

                                                                      Dunk

                                                                    • Ghost Gooner
                                                                        3 months, 13 days ago

                                                                        B

                                                                      • fattfattygavgav
                                                                          3 months, 13 days ago

                                                                          A

                                                                      • Werkself
                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                        3 months, 13 days ago

                                                                        Bench one:
                                                                        A. Otamendi
                                                                        B. RLC

                                                                        Thanks

                                                                        1. Misteak
                                                                            3 months, 13 days ago

                                                                            RLC of course

                                                                          • fattfattygavgav
                                                                              3 months, 13 days ago

                                                                              B

                                                                          • jack149331
                                                                              3 months, 13 days ago

                                                                              elliot or adrian

                                                                              1. fattfattygavgav
                                                                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                                                                  I'm playing Elliot.

                                                                              2. Misteak
                                                                                  3 months, 13 days 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.

                                                                                • tbhogal
                                                                                    3 months, 13 days ago

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

                                                                                    RLC, Arnie, Sterling, Salah , Eriksen

                                                                                    1. fattfattygavgav
                                                                                        3 months, 13 days 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
                                                                                            3 months, 13 days ago

                                                                                            Thanks

                                                                                      • Yogi_mike
                                                                                          3 months, 13 days 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
                                                                                              3 months, 13 days ago

                                                                                              B or C for me

                                                                                          2. Henning
                                                                                              3 months, 13 days 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

                                                                                            • RickiH077
                                                                                                3 months, 13 days 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

                                                                                              • Patch
                                                                                                  3 months, 13 days ago

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

                                                                                                  1. Patch
                                                                                                      3 months, 13 days ago

                                                                                                      Using the word "missing" very loosely

                                                                                                      1. Patch
                                                                                                          3 months, 13 days ago

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

                                                                                                    • Ray85
                                                                                                        3 months, 13 days ago

                                                                                                        What do you think?

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

                                                                                                      • Ray85
                                                                                                          3 months, 13 days ago

                                                                                                          Gross or Arnie?

                                                                                                        • Ray85
                                                                                                            3 months, 13 days ago

                                                                                                            Davies VVD or Stones?

                                                                                                          • salsamuzz
                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                            3 months, 12 days 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?