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Awards

End of Season Awards – Defenders

We are following up our vote on this season’s top Fantasy Football goalkeeper by looking at the candidates for best defender.

Just as before, we’ve got a poll for you to use in the sidebar or slide-in menu and we’ve also analysed each option in detail in this article.

Before we get started, let’s look at the defenders chosen as last season’s best XI.

Last season’s team:
Goalkeeper – Tom Heaton
Defenders – Marcos Alonso, Gareth McAuley, Seamus Coleman
Midfielders – Dele Alli, Alexis Sanchez, Christian Eriksen, Joshua King
Forwards – Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Romelu Lukaku, Harry Kane

Marcos Alonso is the only member of last season’s trio who had a strong follow-up campaign, and he has obviously earned a place on the latest shortlist. For both Gareth McAuley and Seamus Coleman, however, 2017/18 was one to forget.

This time around, West Bromwich Albion’s veteran centre-back and 2016/17’s budget goal-scoring defensive option made just eight appearances as the Baggies were relegated to the Championship. In those matches, he didn’t keep a single clean sheet and was goalless too – unable to match his previous chart-topping tally of six among defenders.

Meanwhile, Coleman made his first appearance of 2017/18 in Gameweek 25 after breaking his leg on international duty last March. In 12 appearances he did manage to pull in one assist and four clean sheets, but missing so much of the campaign meant he was never going to match his previous credentials of four goals, four assists, ten clean sheets and 15 bonus points.

So now let’s look at the nominations that have made our shortlist.

MARCOS ALONSO

No defender came close to Marcos Alonso’s goal threat in 2017/18. The Spanish wing-back found the net more times than any other defensive option this season with seven goals, improving on last term’s total of six. Bearing in mind he also bagged 13 clean sheets, he was an incredible player to own this year.

Despite his hefty starting price of 7.0, Alonso proved hugely popular because of his attacking positioning at Chelsea. In many ways, it was like having a sixth midfielder for the 26.8% of Fantasy managers who owned him at his peak in late January.

Alonso’s threat as a set-piece taker was highlighted when he scored a brace and 16 FPL points against Spurs in Gameweek 2 but his most productive period was between Gameweeks 17 and 24. During that period he registered a return in each outing, a staggering run of eight matches, which also included three double-figure hauls.

BEN DAVIES

Spurs’ left-back earned a place on this season’s shortlist largely on account of his creative output and budget value.

No defender registered more assists than Ben Davies this season who, in the early part of the campaign, was a popular asset considering Danny Rose’s injury and ill-advised pre-season press interview.

Priced initially at 5.5, Davies filled the gap as the cheapest route into the Spurs defence with aplomb, scoring in the first match of the season and keeping a clean sheet too, the first of his final tally of 12.

In the opening seven weeks, he put up three double-figure hauls, more than any other player in FPL at the time.

Rotation with Rose eventually reared its head, but that didn’t stop Davies ending the season as the fifth-highest scoring defender (143).

From the 29 appearances he made, only Alonso (5.00) was able to beat him for points per match out of the top five scorers in defence (4.93).

CESAR AZPILICUETA

Despite Alonso’s latest incredible season, he was still outshone in terms of total points by his Chelsea team-mate Cesar Azpilicueta.

The 28-year-old ended 2017/18 as the top-scoring defender with 175 points and the best value among defenders too.

Azpilicueta became an even more complete Fantasy asset this season, with his link-up with compatriot Alvaro Morata providing six assists. Only the forementioned Davies, Aaron Cresswell and Kieran Trippier recorded more.

Memorably, Azpilicueta was twice the provider for Morata in a 4-0 win at Stoke in Gameweek 4, registering a season-best score of 14 points.

Meanwhile, he was joint-second for clean sheets and played a big role in keeping a total of 15 of them. His ability to impress on both sides of the ball ensured no defender finished the season with more bonus points (25).

NICOLAS OTAMENDI

Manchester City’s Argentinian centre-back proved incredibly popular this season after receiving a starting price of 5.5.

Grabbing four goals on top of his 15 clean sheets, second only to Antonio Valencia and Jan Vertonghen (both 16), no defender earned more transfers across the campaign (2,808,178).

Those transactions helped him rise out of the mid-range bracket to 6.5 at his peak, ending Gameweek 38 as the highest owned (25.8% ownership).

Otamendi most productive spell saw him grab two goals (against West Ham and at Old Trafford) and four clean sheets between Gameweek 15 and 21, an average of 7.42 points per match.

He was also a huge beneficiary of Pep Guardiola’s possession-based style of play and consequently finished behind only Azpilicueta for bonus points (21).

On Sky Sports Fantasy, he was the highest scoring defender with 244 points, beating Azpilicueta by four.

HARRY MAGUIRE

Harry Maguire was quick to capture the attention of the FPL community after scoring and assisting in the first two Gameweeks.

After that, he garnered popularity for some underlying statistics he had no right to register from centre-back. His swashbuckling style of play took him to 12.9% ownership at his peak in late February and early March.

Despite being tasked with holding down the fort at Leicester City, no defender had more big chances than Maguire (six), apart from Crystal Palace’s Patrick van Aanholt (seven).

In fact, only four defensive options (Alonso, Moses, Hector Bellerin and Sean Kolasinac) had more touches in opposition penalty areas than the England international in 2017/18 (84).

West Ham’s Artur Masuaku (83) was the only defender to best him for BPS earned through successful dribbles (51).

He recorded more recoveries than any other defender and finished the campaign fourth for BPS points (719).

Maguire kept nine clean sheets in the end and played a key role in those shut-outs.

AHMED HEGAZI

Another early-season attention grabber was Ahmed Hegazi who recorded a 15-point haul on the opening weekend.

At the time, 4.5 was an absolute steal for a West From defender, so a further eight points in Gameweek 2 saw him rise to 4.9 by Gameweek 4.

Just one shut-out between then and Gameweek 13 meant that Hegazi dropped back down to his original price by the end of November, but he remained good value in throughout the campaign, finishing second only to Azpilicueta for points per million.

Despite West Brom’s relegation, Hegazi still profited from 10 clean sheets in total, with three of them coming after Darren Moore took over as caretaker manager from Alan Pardew in April. But he still carried goal-threat throughout the campaign, even if he only found the net twice in the end.

NACHO MONREAL

Arsenal’s versatile full-back turned centre-back enjoyed his most attacking season in the Premier League this year, recording his second-best ever FPL total score of 130 points.

That largely stemmed from his personal best goal tally of five, joint-second best among defenders, after going over four years without finding the net in a league match.

His most memorable appearance was when he scored, assisted twice and took maximum bonus points despite playing just 33 minutes of Arsenal’s 4-1 win over Crystal Palace before going off injured in Gameweek 24.

Unlike Brighton’s Shane Duffy, who arguably should have recorded a greater FPL tally, Monreal’s tally wasn’t particularly backed up by many eye-catching underlying numbers. That didn’t stop the Arsenal man making three appearances in the Dream Team this year, all for double-figure hauls.

PATRICK VAN AANHOLT

It was a truly incredible end to the season for Crystal Palace’s Patrick van Aanholt.

He bagged a goal in each of his last three appearances and five in his final ten matches, marking a belated return to the level we’ve come to expect from him over the last few campaigns.

Even though most of his impressive points returns were recorded from Gameweek 29 onwards, van Aanholt’s numbers across the whole season are still worth considering.

As you’ve already read, no defender had more big chances than the Dutch international (seven). Not even Alonso was able to rival him with his four by comparison.

The former Sunderland man was also joint-top for big chances scored (four) with Chris Smalling. Such was the quality of his late-season form that, with Gameweek 38 now completed, only Alonso could boast more goals from the back than Van Aanholt.

ANDREW ROBERTSON

Another option shine in the second half of the season was Liverpool’s Scottish left-back Andrew Robertson.

Since making the left-back spot his own, Robertson has been one of the most productive FPL defenders. He created more big chances than any other option in his classification between Gameweek 25 and Gameweek 38, other than Southampton’s Cedric (five), who he was level with.

In that time frame, he converted four of those into assists, tied with Moses at the top of that table.

Considering he set Fantasy managers back by just 4.7 in Gameweek 25, he proved to be an incredible budget option, outscoring his more popular and more expensive team-mate Virgil van Dijk.

STEPHEN WARD

Were it not for a knee injury picked up against Stoke in Gameweek 17, Stephen Ward might have finished 2017/18 as the most popular defender.

Across the season, he was the fifth-most signed earning 1.7 million transfers in.

A goal in the surprising opening day 3-2 win at Chelsea followed by seven clean sheets and an assist in his first 16 full appearances of the season ensured that the Burnley man went into the early part of December as the most owned in his classification.

In 23.8% of teams, his appeal stemmed from Burnley’s defensive reputation but also his positioning as a full-back. Accordingly, he rose from a starting price of 4.5 to 5.2.

However, that knee injury left him sidelined for ten matches, and Fantasy managers were forced to turn to his colleagues.

Interestingly, what they found was that James Tarkowski and Ben Mee, in particular, were arguably better assets to own, especially from an underlying statistics perspective.

Ward had never numbers that suggested assists or goals would be a regular aspect of his game, whereas Tarkowski and Mee, now much cheaper than Ward, were dominating the CBI.

During Ward’s prime (Gameweek 1 to 16), Tarkowski was top of the CBI charts with a score of 184, while Mee sat in fourth (158). The two of them occupied the top two spots for blocks with 26 and 25 respectively.

Furthermore, Tarkowski, who eventually earned an England cap, won more aerial duels than any defender other than Duffy during that time too (75), also coming second to the Brighton man for clearances (130).

Phil Jones

Always a popular Fantasy selection when fit, once again the centre-back’s availability and security of start proved to be an issue over the campaign.

But his two prolonged periods of appearances – between Gamweeks 1-10 and 17-25 demonstrated Jones at his most effective.

Over that initial spell, he recorded a staggering eight clean sheets from ten starts, producing eight bonus points.

Indeed, Jones was dominant in the BPS, recording 19 bonus points overall, more than any other Man Utd team-mate.

Inevitably, Jones was to succumb to injury to miss five matches before returning to supply another seven shutouts, including a run of four successive clean sheets from Gameweeks 21 to 24.

Priced at just 5.0 at the start of the campaign, when available, Jones was able to deliver outstanding value.

For managers who timed the acquisition and sale of the centre-back, he will doubtless go down as one of the season’s most rewarding assets.

461 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Zan Keroski - Fashanu Zeala…
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    12 days, 5 hours ago

    Anyone know when the HOF will be updated? I want to show off my eliteness to everyone.

    1. TorresMagic™
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      12 days, 5 hours ago

      Later this month going off last season.

      1. Zan Keroski - Fashanu Zeala…
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        12 days, 5 hours ago

        Thanks, I’ll try to keep my smugness under control until then.

        1. arndff_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          12 days, 2 hours ago

          Your CV’s really an awesome one!

          Hats off!

    2. NorthernBoysLoveGravs
      12 days, 1 hour ago

      Wouldn't people just click your link if they were interested in eliteness? [The new badge style proposals for FFS would highlight this so, get behind it!]

  2. seewhyaxe
    12 days, 5 hours ago

    game still close even after a monster 1Q from Lebron..

    1. TorresMagic™
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      12 days, 5 hours ago

      Celtics will probably win.

      1. TorresMagic™
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        12 days, 5 hours ago

        James on fire though.

      2. seewhyaxe
        12 days, 5 hours ago

        Hard to say, I'm guessing Cavs to steal this game

        1. TorresMagic™
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          12 days, 5 hours ago

          Looks like you'll be wrong 😛

          1. seewhyaxe
            12 days, 5 hours ago

            hahahaha yea looks like it's going to be 2-0 Celtics with a 7point leading into 4Q

          2. seewhyaxe
            12 days, 5 hours ago

            super saiyan Lebron is needed

      3. arndff_
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        12 days, 2 hours ago

        What’s your prediction about Warriors vs. Rockets?

        1. TorresMagic™
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          12 days, 1 hour ago

          Warriors

          1. arndff_
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            12 days, 14 mins ago

            Same here.

    2. seewhyaxe
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      40pt triple double but still not enough, Celtics with 2-0 lead!

      1. TorresMagic™
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        12 days, 4 hours ago

        😉

        1. seewhyaxe
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          seems like his streak of 8 straight finals will be ended this year

  3. The Big Cheese
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    12 days, 4 hours ago

    This England squad is going to be weak as hell isn't it?

    All you chaps around the world, how many of your nations are going to the World Cup with a paper thin squad with no passion?

    1. dvdguy
      11 days, 22 hours ago

      Australian here, our best players on paper are Mooy and Matt Ryan, let that sink in.

  4. Holmes
    12 days, 3 hours ago

    Is that a spider on Otamendi face? 😮

  5. merin
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    12 days, 2 hours ago

    What worldcup fantasy are you guys playing?

    1. JPSpurs
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      12 days, 2 hours ago

      I usually play the MacDonalds one and waiting to set up a league but not seen any announcements as to when (or if) it is opening?

      1. Holmes
        12 days, 1 hour ago

        Probably after all squads are announced

      2. merin
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        12 days, 1 hour ago

        When it's opening, any idea where to find it?

    2. Tomerick
      12 days, 2 hours ago

      I like to play out this fantasy where England have a chance of winning.

      1. Wild Card this...
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        12 days, 1 hour ago

        Not with Goal-line technology - England wouldn't win anything if it existed back in the days 😉

    3. NorthernBoysLoveGravs
      12 days, 1 hour ago

      The Sun due to cash prize

    4. Dr Van Nostrand
      12 days, 28 mins ago

      Telegraph

    5. Pegboy
      11 days, 21 hours ago

      I usually go for a draft league for a change. I think draftfantasyfootball.co.uk usually do one.

      McDonalds scoring system sucks from what I remember.

  6. NorthernBoysLoveGravs
    12 days, 1 hour ago

    Had a terrible dream last night, Boro were stuck in the Championship again and, Pulis was our manager...

    1. Kryten
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      12 days, 1 hour ago

      I would Of thought boro have a great chance of promotion next year with pulis. Like Leeds they just need to get back to pl any mean nessesary then grow from there

      1. NorthernBoysLoveGravs
        12 days, 2 mins ago

        on half season form i'd agree but, our lack of player quality is astonishing compared to the previous seasons

  7. 420king
    12 days, 45 mins ago

    4 years ago the fantasy was already announced by this time. I would't be surprised if there isn't an official one this year if it isn't out by Friday...

    1. NorthernBoysLoveGravs
      12 days, 1 min ago

      Likely driven by squad announcements? Which aren't due for another two weeks.

  8. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
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    12 days, 31 mins ago

    Looks like Brazil, Germany France, Spain semi finalists. Each of those teams is in a different quarter.... all looks setup for them to be the semi finalists, might have a bet on it actually.

    1. Dr Van Nostrand
      12 days, 29 mins ago

      You are forgetting Belgium. Those are the power 5 a level above everyone else.

      1. noquarternt
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        11 days, 23 hours ago

        You know Martinez is their manager?

    2. Fantasy Gold
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      12 days, 21 mins ago

      There is always a surprise.

      Doubt it will be those 4 no matter how likely it looks on paper

    3. Yes, I just analysed the last 8 route quickly:
      France Vs Uruguay
      Brazil Vs Belgium
      Germany Vs England
      Spain Vs Argentina

      1. Sailboats
        11 days, 23 hours ago

        England?

        1. NorthernBoysLoveGravs
          11 days, 23 hours ago

          Haha sorry typo! Meant Poland.

          Second in our group would appear to play Poland.

    4. noquarternt
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      11 days, 23 hours ago

      A big team always has a shocker.

      Would put money on Egypt, Poland and Colombia to win.

      Egypt are priced to finish 3rd in their group and the other two are ~50/1.

      All three should get to the knockout and reassess from there.

      (Had good success with Poland and Portugal at the Euros with this strategy).

      1. NorthernBoysLoveGravs
        11 days, 23 hours ago

        I like your strategy, key point is to target a bookie with cashout...

        1. noquarternt
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          11 days, 22 hours ago

          Betfair mate. Put on Egypt to win at 320/1, already down to 120/1 thanks to Salah's season!

          1. NorthernBoysLoveGravs
            11 days, 22 hours ago

            Nice, I'm on Sky and tested the waters (whether they allow cashouts) with Argentina 9/1, genuinely think they're underpriced [admittedly history isn't on their side].

      2. NorthernBoysLoveGravs
        11 days, 22 hours ago

        All good shouts.
        Uruguay 28/1 & Portugal 25/1 should meet eachother in last 16, decent cashout potential.

        1. noquarternt
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          11 days, 22 hours ago

          Yeah now we're talking

          1. NorthernBoysLoveGravs
            11 days, 20 hours ago

            Gone for it man: Egypt 150/1, Argentina 9/1, Portugal 25/1, Uruguay 28/1, Poland 66/1.

            If they all make it out the groups then cashout will be healthy!

    5. merin
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      11 days, 22 hours ago

      I think the quarter-finals will be like this:
      Bracket1
      - Portugal vs France
      - Brazil vs Belgium

      Bracket2
      - Spain vs Argentina / Croatia
      - Germany vs England

  9. Syd.
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    11 days, 23 hours ago

    Was driving into the office this morning listening to so called pundits trying to pick the England squad

    No wonder English football is in the state it’s in with that kind of knowledge on display

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
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      11 days, 23 hours ago

      I die a little inside when I listen to or watch the vast majority of football analysts on U.K. TV. they are difficult to listen to at the best of times.

    2. HALFSPACE
      11 days, 22 hours ago

      Football Twitter excellent knolly

  10. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
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    11 days, 23 hours ago

    Interesting stats on Salah - despite scoring in 25 individual games over the course of the season, he only got 26 baps... he also only got max baps in a paltry 6 games.

    Is this a sign the baps need to change, or alternatively, are they spot on, as if Salah had got more baps he could have just broke the game and been approaching the 350 mark?

    Maybe if he is reclassified as a striker, while he would lose 32 points for goals & 15 for cleansheets, would he gain another 20-30 from strikers getting 6 extra BPS per goal vs a midfielder?

    1. noquarternt
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      11 days, 23 hours ago

      Think it works well, he's already being rewarded with all the points he gets. BPS add a different dimension to the game.

    2. Fred54
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      11 days, 23 hours ago

      I think he's just a victim to his own style of play, both in the positive and negative sense. Missing a big chance is -3, a shot off target is -1 - and he misses some right sitters - also since he's gonna be up against defenders a lot, the -1s for being tackled will soon mount up.

      You are right if he was classed a forward he'd get more 6 more bps for his goals and that would surely help.

      But if he was more accurate he'd have more goals (so more FPL points) and maybe more bonus. He kinda gets penalised for being too attacking, which I think is a lot of people's beef with the BPS, but for me if he was more accurate he'd be more rewarded, so would the team etc. so I think its nicely balanced.

  11. Giggs Boson
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    11 days, 23 hours ago

    Imagine the excitement if Southgate took 17 year old Sessegnon to the World Cup. Gareth loves those who can play multiple positions.

    Our LWBs options are Young, Rose or Bertrand atm. Which ones would you take?

    1. La Roja
      11 days, 23 hours ago

      None of them are good enough. Normally Rose but injuries ruined him.

      Sessegnon isn’t playing left back though, he is better as a wing back. But as you said, he provides different options, I think he’d be a great pick

      1. Giggs Boson
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        11 days, 23 hours ago

        I agree, he's better as a wingback or winger - which is why I'm comparing him to the England wing-backs. We're playing 3 at the back 🙂

        1. La Roja
          11 days, 22 hours ago

          That’s an option will be used, yes.

    2. NorthernBoysLoveGravs
      11 days, 23 hours ago

      I think you're high

  12. Ghost Gooner
    11 days, 23 hours ago

    Salah misplaces passes, loses possession and misses sitters too often. That's why he loses out on baps.

    I have a problem with the current system in that it penalises the players tasked with creating chances for the team.

  13. NorthernBoysLoveGravs
    11 days, 23 hours ago

    Fantasy world cup, Salah price? Inevitably a forward for Egypt so, £9ml perhaps due to team quality? (Assuming Messi & Ronaldo to be £12ml)

    1. noquarternt
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      11 days, 22 hours ago

      Considering Salah will play v Russia (without their 2 best CBs) and Saudi Arabia, should get him whatever the price. But it'll be high after this season and considering nailedness and penalties.

      1. NorthernBoysLoveGravs
        11 days, 22 hours ago

        Same as Ronaldo, one man team. I wouldn't lose a huge hitter for him.

  14. Giggs Boson
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    11 days, 23 hours ago

    Predicted England 23?

    GK: Pickford, Butland, Pope
    CB: Walker, Maguire, Jones, Stones, Tarkowski
    WB: Trippier, TAA, Young, Rose
    MID: Henderson, Dier, Lingard, Loftus-Cheek, Delph
    FW: Kane, Sterling, Rashford, Vardy, Lallana, Alli

    1. Giggs Boson
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      11 days, 22 hours ago

      Not sure why I put Lingard as a MID, yet Alli as a forward.

      I'm worse at classifying players than FPL.

      1. noquarternt
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        11 days, 22 hours ago

        Alli is essentially a forward, like 'off the striker'. But yeah think your team is about right.

        Not keen on Lallana personally, but seems to be a Southgate fave.

        1. Giggs Boson
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          11 days, 22 hours ago

          I love Lallana. I think he's underrated.

          1. noquarternt
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            11 days, 22 hours ago

            Yeah but it should be on who has played and had a good season.

    2. BRAGAZETI
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      11 days, 22 hours ago

      Trying to squeeze Bertrand in but can't find a spot

      1. Giggs Boson
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        11 days, 22 hours ago

        It's really tough to fit players in. I wanted Shelvey, but Delph covers the LWB position.

    3. Miguel Sanchez
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      11 days, 22 hours ago

      Would love to see Sessegnon picked but that squad looks about right maybe with the exception of TAA

      1. Giggs Boson
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        11 days, 22 hours ago

        Yeah, not sure on TAA. Can see Gareth taking Livermore instead 😀

        1. Miguel Sanchez
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          11 days, 22 hours ago

          There's a lot of cover at WB which might just go against Sessegnon (along with his inexperience), would much rather risk Wilshere's fitness than take Livermore

    4. jarvish
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      11 days, 22 hours ago

      Only change I would make is I would remove Lallana as he wouldn't get close to playing. I would probably take a big striker to throw on for the last 5 minutes if needed.

      1. Giggs Boson
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        11 days, 22 hours ago

        Who do we have?

        Carroll? Crouch?

        Dat Guy is only 6'1

  15. ZoumasBloomers
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    11 days, 22 hours ago

    Lesson learned from this year - got onto some bandwagons way too late and then was hit with price falls and stagnant players

    Lost a lot of value and points from Richarlison , Jones and Walcott.

    1. BRAGAZETI
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      11 days, 22 hours ago

      The big hitters blanking in GW 37 made a mockery of getting premium players.

  16. Daddy Pig
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    11 days, 22 hours ago

    Alardyce out.

    1. Giggs Boson
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      11 days, 22 hours ago

      He's out!

      1. Daddy Pig
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        11 days, 22 hours ago

        Great news it sure is.

  17. boc610
    11 days, 22 hours ago

    A manager who likes bungs, pints of wine, playing for a draw and just go the sack?

    Survey Says ......

  18. Our Tiny Servant
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    11 days, 22 hours ago

    What’s the website that gives you really interesting stats about your season if you paste in your team ID?

  19. HALFSPACE
    11 days, 22 hours ago

    We all playing the official Mcdonalds World Cup fantasy lads? None of that Dream Team dross

    1. Giggs Boson
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      11 days, 22 hours ago

      Yeah McDs will be the main game here. Usually the most popular and balanced.

      1. HALFSPACE
        11 days, 22 hours ago

        Is it 15 mans squads aswell? Never played

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          11 days, 22 hours ago

          Yes, from what I can remember.

    2. tricky80
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      11 days, 22 hours ago

      Agreed, lots of similarity to FPL with added stick or twist bonus of substitutes coming in manually.

      Guess that's more like Champions League game.

      1. RedArrows
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        11 days, 21 hours ago

        Stick/twist is fun but it can be a nightmare!

        In the Euros, in the first round of the group stage, I traded a Giroud captaincy (5pts doubled) for three better opportunities (including Mueller!) who all blanked and ended up having to go with Dragovic who got sent off! Went from 10 possible points to -4 IIRC. :S

    3. J0E
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      11 days, 21 hours ago

      Many of us played the Fox one from Australia. Was the best as it was broadly similar to FPL scoring and layout.

      If that returns that could be one to watch out for.

  20. boc610
    11 days, 22 hours ago

    just think of what has been spent on poor players, rooney's salary and paying off managers who didnt last their contracts ...just to finish where Everton did....it has to go down as one of the worst returns ever in the history of football. not even europa league quaification. I dont think enough has been said at just how badly this club is being run.its astonishing. how many wrong moves can you make before you realise maybe owning a football club is not for me'?

  21. Miguel Sanchez
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    11 days, 22 hours ago

    Chelsea were so poor this season they allowed Joe Hart to have a man of the match performance against them.

    1. RedArrows
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      11 days, 22 hours ago

      Interviewer: So, when shooting, do you favour power or placement, or both?
      Willian: I didn't hear an option for 'neither'...

    2. ZoumasBloomers
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      11 days, 21 hours ago

      I'm just impressed we managed to hit the target that many times in one game

  22. Pras United
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    11 days, 22 hours ago

    Anyone know a legit website to buy second hand tickets for the FA Cup final on Sat? Dont mind the price, just want the real thing!

    Thanks

    1. RedArrows
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 days, 22 hours ago

      You realise United are playing, right?

      1. Pras United
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        11 days, 22 hours ago

        Ha!

  23. arndff_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    11 days, 22 hours ago

    Hello, guys!
    I want to share with you some useful stuff in my opinion. Also, I don't have anything in common with those sites/extension!

    As it's known, most of the current data from FPL site is about to be deleted, so I made some screenshots thanks to that powerful extension:
    > https://goo.gl/FlkFKE

    It supports "Capture selection", so HUGE screenshots could be made that way. Then, you could save them @JPG/PNG.

    Some great sites which I captured too:
    > https://gargatron.com
    > https://premierfantasytools.com/team-analyzer.html

    The latter has nice datagrams (similar to those which Ragabolly posts) and 3x CSV could be downloaded as well:
    > Team Performance (Points per each GW)
    > Captain Analysis
    > Player Analysis

    That's it.

    Cheers!

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 days, 21 hours ago

      Nice.

      I would add this one too: https://www.anewpla.net/fpl/report/

      Amazing in depth analysis and graphs.

      1. arndff_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        11 days, 21 hours ago

        Have it bookmarked but never used it, tbh.

        Just taken a look at it, so I think it's similar to the last link I posted.

        Cheers!

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          11 days, 21 hours ago

          The 'try new design' button produces similar results to your last link.

          But the 'load player' button lists every player in your team for each GW, captains, subs, transfers, week-by-week. Combined with your screen capture extension it's a nice complete log of your season 🙂

          1. arndff_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            11 days, 21 hours ago

            Ah, ok! I didn't click on that button.

            Thanks! 🙂

          2. arndff_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            10 days, 21 hours ago

            Actually, it didn’t work well because the site didn’t allow you to load more than one GW in details.

            However, I sent a recommendation to site’s owner and he’s just fixed that.

            Now you can load ALL 38 GWs at the same time and capture them with ease.

            Cheers! 🙂

    2. Geoff.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      11 days, 20 hours ago

      Great stuff! Thanks 🙂

      1. arndff_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        11 days, 20 hours ago

        You’re welcome! 🙂

        However, I don’t think many people will see that post because it doesn’t appear on the hot topics list.

    3. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      11 days, 20 hours ago

      Premier Fantasy Tools is my favourite. Great website and love the facility to download and keep your season history year on year...

  24. Andy'81
    11 days, 21 hours ago

    Marseille/Athletico cup final tonight, who we backing, for some reason I watched the Marseille/Bilbao game and Thauvin and Payet look like they can cause Madrid some problems, Simeone's not on the sidelines either so one less side show unfortunately.