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The Community Round-Up

The community is keen to splash their cash this week on a number of premium-priced players with two fixtures in Gameweek 34.

Our Hot Topic posters offer advice on how to squeeze them all in, as well as take in a spot of controversy surrounding the Golden Boot race.

Home comforts and away day joy come under scrutiny among our resident scribes, who also reveal who are the real-life football maestros among our community.

There’s further detail about the best Gameweek 34 options in our Members tables round-up and we finish off with a look at who emerged from a record low-scoring set of fixtures last time out to claim bragging rights in our community leagues.

The Community Articles

Players who enjoy home comforts and those that excel in away matches are the focus of Stat’s latest look at this season’s points per minute numbers.

Meanwhile, it is Manchester United options who have caught the eye of ‘the crowd’ according to Hutch_James’ round-up of their Gameweek 34 predictions.

Fresh from the excitement of a Double Gameweek, MrKlin of Norway dropped by to preview the next set of fixtures in Fantasy Eliteserien. This also explains how a change in formation is making former Arsenal striker Nicklas ‘Lord’ Bendtner an attractive option once again in this Norwegian top-flight game.

Elsewhere, MyPrettyPony has posted a review of the inaugural FFScout charity football tournament, which has raised more than £1,000 for charity in memory of community regular Simon Humber (Absinthe), who lost his battle with ocular melanoma in 2015.

The article has now been updated to include some goal highlights from the day courtesy of excellent matchday camera work from Rupert The Horse with editing from TopMarx.

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

Fitting all of the best premium Double Gameweek 34 assets into one squad appears to be an impossible task. With that in mind, we launched a Hot Topic focusing on which of the three big hitters – Spurs’ Harry Kane and Manchester United duo Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez – should be sacrificed.

Agueroooney added to this debate later in the week by airing his concerns that United may rotate their stars for their second match of the Gameweek, away to Bournemouth, as its scheduling gives them a day’s less rest than Spurs ahead of their FA Cup semi-final clash.

Doosra’s latest number crunching, delivered via G-Whizz, indicates that the Red Devils’ first match of Gameweek 34, at home to West Brom, may be far more lucrative anyway.

Our Hot Topic on lessons learned from Gameweek 33 also considers which of this top-priced trio is best to captain, with Kane clearly not short of motivation given his relentless quest to claim the Golden Boot for a third season in a row.

The striker is now only four goals behind this season’s top scorer, Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, following Spurs’ successful appeal to have their second goal against Stoke City at the weekend awarded to Kane.

The decision comes too late though for those that captained the Spurs man, as the FPL has announced that the original decision to award the goal to Christian Eriksen stands and there will be no alteration to the points. Unsurprisingly, those that handed Kane the armband for that match were among those with plenty to say in Torres Magic’s discussion on this controversial goal.

Salah’s successful return from injury in Liverpool’s midweek Champions League defeat of Manchester City, presents the Egyptian with the perfect chance to extend his Golden Boot lead over Kane.

However, some of those taking part in our discussion on the prolific winger are concerned that he could find his pitch-time curtailed in the league as Liverpool look to prioritise their European semi-final matches. This was an issue Mark also addressed, following the news that Liverpool will face Roma in this competition.

Greenwindmill suggests that Kane and Salah’s tussle for the Golden Boot may be less important than many in the community think, based on previous top scorer battles.

Meanwhile, cut price options took centre stage in our discussion on using the Bench Boost chip in Gameweek 34. This looks at key budget enablers, as well as realistic predicted points scores from its deployment. There are further cheap gems put forward in our discussion on Gameweek 34’s best differentials.

With the season drawing to a close, Dazz dropped by to find out to what extent rank and mini-league glory are keeping us motivated.

Rank is certainly an important factor for those at the top of our Live Hall of Fame, which has been updated to take into account Gameweek 33’s scores.

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

The Members Tables

FPL Virgin has been busy constructing a raft of tables looking at the best double Gameweek 34 assets.

My tables looking at bonus magnets and attacking defenders offer further insight into the best rearguard options to consider.

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

Anders Lium takes over from Christos Sui at the summit of Red Lightning’s Top 10K Any Season following Gameweek 33, which saw this season’s lowest average score of 32. Anders is now up to 73rd in the overall rankings.

There’s also a change at the top of Red Lightning’s Doubles, Blanks and Chips mini-league, where Dylan McCullough is the new leader.

Meanwhile, Shirin Nizar remains first in Red Lightning’s January to May league, Paul Gee retains bragging rights at the top of the FFScout Members league and Rizwan Chaudhry continues to dominate the FFScout main league. Rizwan slipped from second to third in the overall rankings and is now 29 points behind world number one Bharat Dhody.

It’s business as usual in the FFScout moderators and contributors league, where a Gameweek 33 score of 37 was enough to see Jack Wain remain in first. QPR Utd’s Frequent Summer Posters league has the same scenario, with Zoumas Bloomers still leading.

In TorresMagic’s Last Man Standing, the safety score was 34, which saw 43 players depart and 76 remain.

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. Ciro Di Marzio
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    Any thoughts would really help me out! Thanks.

    A Son and Hojbjerg
    B Willian and Milli

    1. @ImpressiveTackl
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      B

  2. adam28193
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    i think non salah owners need to brace themselves for disappointment. I'm currently considering bringing him back for mahrez for a hit..

    1. @ImpressiveTackl
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      It's now a dogfight between him and Kane. Makes it difficult not have both.

      1. adam28193
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 10 days ago

        im seriously considering mahrez, auba and gross > salah, kane and a 4.8 mid -8

  3. Tmel
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    FHing in GW35 - going forward:

    a) Salah & one of Kaku/Kane
    b) Kaku & Kane + 6.0 mid

    1. Liastro ⭐️
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      B with Lingard

    2. @ImpressiveTackl
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      A

  4. Totalfootball
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 10 days ago

    Final team -
    BB active

    De gea Ryan

    Morgan Christensen Lowton Long Robertson
    Mahrez Alli Son Pogba Willian
    Kane Lukaku Barnes

    1. @ImpressiveTackl
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Thanks for sharing

      1. Totalfootball
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 10 days ago

        Who to captain
        Kane or Kaku ?

        1. @ImpressiveTackl
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 10 days ago

          The choice is yours my friend.

  5. Liastro ⭐️
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    Anything worth a change here? Bench boost locked in...

    De Gea Ryan
    Christensen Cedric Morgan Lowton Dunk
    Sanchez (c) Son Willian Lingard Gross
    Kane (vc) Vardy Barnes

  6. nevins84
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    Hennessey
    Dunk Long Chilwell
    Erikson Hazard Salah Mahrez
    Wilson Lukaku Firmino

    0 itb 1 ft

    Thinking Firmino to Vardy but Wilson is worrying me a bit..
    Should i do one or maybe both for a hit

  7. Total Foot 5 - romario 11
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    price changes at 2:10uk time right?

    1. lugs
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 10 days ago

      yeah

  8. Total Foot 5 - romario 11
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    how many hits peoplke doing for a player w double gw?

  9. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    Any news from Anfield Express?

    1. the snazzy viking
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Salah starts

    2. Netley Lucas
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Mo starts but someone reckons no teamsheet as Bobby needs a late test on neck

    3. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Nice one, cheers all!

  10. Tmel
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    Any chance that Salah doesn't start tomorrow?

    1. CloudSky
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Small.

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

      he starts

    3. Netley Lucas
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      AE has never been wrong apperently

    4. ...al - Leave your comments…
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      He starts and get's subbed when they're winning

  11. CloudSky
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    Gtg?

    DDG
    Alonso Smalling Lowton
    Salah Mahrez Son Willian
    Kane Lukaku Barnes

    Ryan Westwood Kiko Morgan

    Playing BB, captaincy between Kaku and Kane but currently on Rom.

    1. nevins84
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Nice

  12. stupendous
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    Morata differential?

    1. OldBenKenobi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 10 days ago

      and there’s a reason why

    2. Netley Lucas
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Sure is, gl

    3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      the blocker of my willian points...I can't justify it

    4. 007 [BALEGIUM]
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Yes, but Giroud can come too.

    5. stupendous
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Auba to Morata for free?

      Alonso Willian Morata

  13. 420king
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    Christensen --> Lowton
    Auba --> Lukaku
    -4

    Look good?

    1. CloudSky
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Yessir

      1. 420king
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 10 days ago

        Thanks!

  14. ...al - Leave your comments…
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    Worth another -4 for Mustafi out for Smalling?

    Ddg Ryan

    Robertson Mustafi Alonso
    Sanchez (c) Mahrez Son Willian
    Kane(vc) Vardy Barnes

    Ryan | Lowton - Morgan Gudmundsson

    Already on a -4

    1. 007 [BALEGIUM]
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Will FH in 35?

      1. ...al - Leave your comments…
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 10 days ago

        Yup BB 34, FH 35

  15. Nightf0x
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    Kaku mahrez (or) vardy sanchez (with -4)

    1. CloudSky
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Kaku Mahrez.

    2. Netley Lucas
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Not even sure it's worth a straight swap

      1. Nightf0x
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 10 days ago

        Auba to kaku -- auba mahrez -4 to vardy sanchez

    3. 007 [BALEGIUM]
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Lukaku, Mahrez

      1. 007 [BALEGIUM]
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 10 days ago

        But Sanchez if youre chasing

        1. Nightf0x
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 10 days ago

          Leading with 59 pts

  16. Total Foot 5 - romario 11
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    wilkiam or pogba to bring in?

    1. Netley Lucas
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Willian but if you have to have Utd cover then Poggy

    2. Rik Waller
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Milk.i.am

  17. Rik Waller
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 10 days ago

    % chance Smalling to starts both?

    1. Netley Lucas
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Was looking at those 5 games he played form Seville to Seville, he can do it you know

      1. Rik Waller
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 10 days ago

        Was Jones injured or Bailly?

    2. OldBenKenobi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Technically 50%

  18. Reggie Nainggolan
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 10 days ago

    Who to TC?

    A)Lukaku
    B) Vardy
    C) Mahrez
    D) Eriksen

    1. 007 [BALEGIUM]
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Lukaku imo

  19. AF90
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    Please help! No free hit for GW35 so need some balance!...

    A) Monreal, Son, Auba -> Cedric, Arnie, Kane -4?

    B) Monreal, Gross, Auba -> Kiko, Milivojevic, Kane -4?

    C) Just use 2FT’s to get Kane. (Sell Son, Salah or Alonso to fund)

    1. Reggie Nainggolan
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 10 days ago

      B or C with alonso

      1. AF90
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 10 days ago

        Thanks gone for B

    2. 007 [BALEGIUM]
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      C but keep Salah imo. Dont sell gw 35 player.

  20. pressdpm
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    Kane is a differential in my league. I'm chasing a lead of 50 over a couple of rivals who I'm pretty certain will TC Lukaku. I’m saving mine and using BB.

    Should I captain Lukaku to lessen the blow of impact of their TC? Or Kane to make the most of my differential?

    Normally I'd go with whose chances I prefer but I'm 50/50 with both Kane and Lukaku really.

  21. Klaren
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 10 days ago

    Do people think either Davies or Christensen are likely to start both games?

    1. Netley Lucas
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Davies has more chance

    2. pressdpm
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Davies should. Christensen will only get 1.

  22. Total Foot 5 - romario 11
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    most have how many double gw players on bench booat playibg? im on 8. wandering if to bring vardy for aube

    1. 007 [BALEGIUM]
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      BB on 10 dgw players. Sure, if you have FH in 35.

  23. Marcon
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    Is Mustafi to Smalling worth a -4?

    Playing bench boost this week.

    1. 007 [BALEGIUM]
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      FH 35?

  24. Al
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    Smalling set to rise? Was gonna sleep on it before bringing in

    1. CloudSky
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Good chance.

    2. lugs
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 10 days ago

      it looks like he will rise , so just get him , as long as he starts the first game that's all that matters cos i don't thin Utd will keep a clean sheet in the 2nd anyway

      1. Al
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 10 days ago

        Good point. Thx

  25. 007 [BALEGIUM]
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    Hi, is Auba+Son --> Kane+JLing worth -4?
    Will keep Kane till end of season and he is focus point in Spurs attack.
    But maybe C Lukaku this week.
    Thanks guys

    1. AF90
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      I was thinking of same move but would rather keep Son as well as getting Kane so trying to find a different way!

    2. Netley Lucas
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Dunno, Son is a good asset, maybe find another way?

  26. Man Chest Hair United
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    which is better

    A Alonso and Abumeyang plus roll ft for he 35 no free hit
    B Lukaku Valnenica -4

  27. arh0910
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    DDG - McCarthy
    Smalling - Christensen - Tark - Lowton - Chilwell
    Son - Mahrez - Willian - SALAH - Hojberg
    Kaku - Kane(c) - Austin

    1.2 itb 0 ft
    play bb, any advice to improve this team? gtg?

  28. Gangster Panda
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    I need to sell one of these to afford Kane?

    A. Son
    B. Mahrez
    C. Willian
    D. Vardy

    1. Reggie Nainggolan
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 10 days ago

      C

    2. Netley Lucas
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Why? Why must you sell any of these? 😆 ?

      1. Gangster Panda
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 10 days ago

        Auba dropping and already have Lukaku. If I'm going to get KAne anyway, I might as well do it today (rather than via another striker)

        1. Gangster Panda
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 10 days ago

          That said, I can afford a 0.1 drop on Auba.I just fancy the triple up on Luka Kane & Vardy perhaps at the the expensive of losing one of those mids though...just not sure.

    3. the snazzy viking
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Get Lukaku in instead and your life will be much easier

  29. Viper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    I'm so annoyed I went Kane & Long over Lukaku & Verthongen.

    How is it that it takes you to confirm the move before you realise the answer 😆

    1. Netley Lucas
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Been struggling with these moves all week mate

  30. Al
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    Is fantasyfootballfix reliable for price changes?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Rubbish.

      http://fplstatistics.com/

      1. Al
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 10 days ago

        Cheers

    2. the snazzy viking
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      no

    3. Netley Lucas
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      God no, step away from the computer now!