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The Community Round-up

Our World Cup planning picked up pace yesterday after FIFA launched their official Fantasy game for this summer’s tournament.

The discussion on site, as well as Hot Topics and Members tables, mainly focussed on Russia 2018 as Fantasy managers start to firm up their plans ahead of next Thursday’s big kick-off.

There was also chat on the Premier League’s decision to announce a winter break from 2019/20 earlier today, while the World Cup Friendlies Community Tournament approaches it’s mid-point.

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After Jose Mourinho made his first move in the transfer market, we pondered Fred’s potential impact on Manchester United, also canvassing thoughts on your club’s transfer dealings so far.

Stoichkov#8 helped us look forward to the World Cup as round two of the Community Tournament for World Cup friendlies kicked off last weekend.

McNulty also gave us a helping hand in our quest for World Cup Fantasy points, posting the odds for teams remaining unbeaten in the group stage.

And G-Whizz was another to aid our defensive strategy with a look at World Cup 2018 clean sheet odds,Tommytour was keen to discuss transfer plans for the FIFA game.

FFFrøg mulled over the ever-crucial captaincy strategy for the FIFA game, assessing how best to spread captaincy options to maximize chances of a big haul.

Earlier today, KunTheMan also sparked a very handy assessment of the best bargain options available and Hodor offered a new perspective on squad selection, suggesting that strength on the bench can be overlooked.

Finally, our editor, David, also updated us with the news that the Premier League will introduce a winter break in 2019/20 as other, including Mark, gave their view on the potential domestic impact.

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

Members Tables

Members Tables this week featured one of our own, with J0E looking at World Cup Goalscorers from the World Cup qualification data, as well as World Cup Talismen, players who are the most involved in their team’s attack.

Elsewhere, FPLVirgin looked at World Cup teams’ chances of getting clean sheets.

Our Members Tables can be found in the Members Only area in the Stats Tables section.

The Community Tournaments

Stoichkov#8’s World Cup Friendlies Community Tournament hit the halfway point on Thursday with the conclusion of Gameweek 4, with Gameweek 5 not yet complete at the time of writing.

At the halfway point, Rony1993 has pulled seven points ahead of a chasing pack, which includes five managers who are split by only four points.

There’s work to be done for those below sixth, but with it so close at the top the use of differentials could break the table up significantly.

FFFrøg has started a Community Tournament for the World Cup Fantasy game, and is taking applications now.

Community members will join a nation and play as a team against others. The game will follow the group stages and then the knockout format of the real tournament, with 96 spots initially available.

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

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  1. Not Enough Mane for Salah!
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Hello Everyone. My first draft for the WC fantasy .. Please any advice will be awesome.

      Sommer
      Odriozola Sidibe Hegazi
      Eriksen Coutinho Carassco Golovin
      Jesus Lukaku Griezmann

      Uzoho Hakimi Ndiaye Kudriashova

      I have 2M itb to improve ?

      1. CloudSky
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Odriozola wont play.

          1. Not Enough Mane for Salah!
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Is Carvajal back ?

              1. CloudSky
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Ye. Decent team otherwise. Id probably do Carrasco -> Isco with those 2 mil or beef up the bench.

                  1. Not Enough Mane for Salah!
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      Awesome dude thank you.

              2. teddy.
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  N'Diaye playing last day of the round means you're gambling bring him in

                  1. Not Enough Mane for Salah!
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      Any decent replacements mate?

                • Big P
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Those not going for Griezmann/Mbappe, are just ignoring France attacking returns altogether?

                    1. Pirlø's Pen
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      Can’t have them all unfortunately

                    2. noquarternt
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      It's a bit strange. Griezman v Australia is an Agüero v Villa type situation.

                    3. Klopptomist
                        1 month, 7 days ago

                        Pretty much yeah. Can't have them all - hoping France do a France and implode tbh

                    4. LosBlancos
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      What data would you recommend in the members area for the WC? 🙂

                      1. noquarternt
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 8 days ago

                        Goals scored

                    5. Chandler Bing
                        1 month, 8 days ago

                        What position does Isco play for Spain? LW?

                        1. My Name Is Prince
                            1 month, 8 days ago

                            I think he always runs around, here and there, he doesn't have a position 🙂

                          • teddy.
                              1 month, 8 days ago

                              False 9 potentially

                            • CloudSky
                                1 month, 8 days ago

                                More like a free role.

                              • noquarternt
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                1 month, 8 days ago

                                Free attacking mid. Same as Silva/Iniesta.

                            • St. Joseph
                                1 month, 8 days ago

                                Pick one of 12 M
                                A) Cr7
                                B) Messi
                                C) Neymar

                                1. CloudSky
                                    1 month, 8 days ago

                                    C at a push.

                                  • Pirlø's Pen
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    1 month, 8 days ago

                                    Neymar but idk about the value they represent

                                  • My Name Is Prince
                                      1 month, 8 days ago

                                      B

                                    • noquarternt
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      1 month, 8 days ago

                                      C but none.

                                  • Pirlø's Pen
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    1 month, 8 days ago

                                    My current squad, need a good 6m midfielder if anyone has any suggestions? Currently on Cueva.

                                    Pickford
                                    Kimmich Meunier Sidibe Godin Danilo
                                    J. Rodriguez Isco
                                    Lukaku Jesus Werner

                                    Ohozo Cueva Nandez Ndiaye

                                    1. My Name Is Prince
                                        1 month, 8 days ago

                                        Cueva is on pens, good shout at 6m!

                                      • teddy.
                                          1 month, 8 days ago

                                          I'm taking a punt on Trezeguet

                                      • Big P
                                          1 month, 8 days ago

                                          Is Mbappe nailed?

                                          1. My Name Is Prince
                                              1 month, 8 days ago

                                              I think he is!

                                          2. My Name Is Prince
                                              1 month, 8 days ago

                                              Who takes pens for Germany?

                                              1. noquarternt
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                1 month, 8 days ago

                                                None nailed, any of their attackers.

                                            • G-Whizz
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • Has Moderation Rights
                                              1 month, 8 days ago

                                              With all the World Cup malarkey going on this one kinda slipped under the radar...
                                              "The FA have announced that there will be a WINTER BREAK in the Premier League starting 2019-2020 season. The break would be over two weekends, with 10 teams playing one weekend and the other 10 the next weekend, giving each club a two-week rest."
                                              "The break will NOT affect the Christmas and New Year fixtures as it will happen in late January to early February. FA Chief Martin Glenn: "There is nothing as intense as an English Premier League season, with 38 games at all count for something."
                                              Good move?
                                              https://twitter.com/LetsTalk_FPL/status/1005057732502872064

                                              1. diesel001
                                                  1 month, 8 days ago

                                                  Not IMO. Personally believe the League Cup should be scrapped and you scrap FA Cup replays from round 4 onwards.

                                                  1. G-Whizz
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • Has Moderation Rights
                                                    1 month, 8 days ago

                                                    I always thought the arguement for a winter break was (weather and) because there was too much football during the festive season. If that's the case I don't get why this 2 week break will be at the end of January early February...

                                                    1. diesel001
                                                        1 month, 8 days ago

                                                        This as well. The halfway point of the season is around Christmas because of PL, CL / EL and League Cup games.

                                                      • noquarternt
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        1 month, 8 days ago

                                                        The Christmas/New Years schedule has the highest watching figures. That will never leave English football.

                                                        It's so people can't keep blaming the lack of a winter break on England's failures at tournaments.

                                                        They'll have to find something else after that...

                                                • daveoafc77
                                                    1 month, 8 days ago

                                                    Can you change your formation as the WC game goes along?

                                                    1. Lyonnais
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      1 month, 8 days ago

                                                      Yes for sure, works same as the UCL game I would imagine.

                                                  • diesel001
                                                      1 month, 8 days ago

                                                      Some thoughts on the official WC fantasy game

                                                      - This isn't really a long-term planning game because of the number of transfers + WC - so you can afford to maximise returns per round
                                                      - You should be benching players who play latest in the round and sub them in if required
                                                      - It probably makes sense to play your chips in the earlier rounds (including in the first knockout round) when there is more likely to be higher scoring games and greater clean sheet potential. The exception to this is the bench boost which should be played when you have 15 quality players in your team - this maybe in the first knockout round when there will be mismatches between group winners vs runners up and you get an increased budget and there is the potential for extra time which increases your chance of points.
                                                      - There doesn't appear to be as much value in the Top GKs compared to FPL because of the price ranges. The best GK in FPL was priced at £5.5m whereas it is £6.5m in WC fantasy. Contrast this to FWDs, Kane was £12.5m in FPL, but Neymar is only £12.0m. Midfield is still likely to be the place for most value given the point scoring system.
                                                      - Just like FPL, worth picking players who are nailed to start and playing out of position (in a more attacking role). However, if you are looking for cheap bench fillers then it is worth looking out for those players who are 'super subs' for their nation and nick those late assists / goals.

                                                      1. teddy.
                                                          1 month, 8 days ago

                                                          I think Max Cap might be better played later like in the final where you have less chance of strategic captaincy subs etc.

                                                          I'd add that it makes sense to pick cheapies who play early in the round and bigger hitters to fall back on in the groups that play in the last days (eg James Rodriguez).

                                                        • Batmanisback
                                                            1 month, 8 days ago

                                                            Curious - When would you play your Maximum Capitan chip and why?

                                                            1. diesel001
                                                                1 month, 8 days ago

                                                                Thinking Round 2 personally. Some of the big guns have 'easier' games and so you would hope one of the big players from those teams would fire.

                                                                1. teddy.
                                                                    1 month, 8 days ago

                                                                    But you'd get that anyway if you're cycling the armband through your big hitters.

                                                                    Closer games in the latter stages make it harder to pick the best captain, so let max cap do it for you.

                                                            2. TaiwanHC
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              1 month, 8 days ago

                                                              Playing on a local site. 12.5 for Neymar as a midfielder must surely be worth it?

                                                              Same point structure as McDonald’s and FPL.

                                                              1. teddy.
                                                                  1 month, 8 days ago

                                                                  Yup

                                                                • noquarternt
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  1 month, 8 days ago

                                                                  All you do is post RMTs. Provide some advice to others and more people might reply.

                                                              2. Lyonnais
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                1 month, 8 days ago

                                                                This one looking any good?

                                                                El Kajoui, Uzoho
                                                                Meunier, Sidibe, Tagliafico, Granqvist, 4.5
                                                                Müller, James, Ziyech, Carrasco, C.Sanchez
                                                                Lukaku, Griezmann, Jesus

                                                                WC probably after GW1.

                                                                1. teddy.
                                                                    1 month, 8 days ago

                                                                    Solid. Not heard of Ziyach before.

                                                                    1. Lyonnais
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      1 month, 8 days ago

                                                                      Only in there as a punt v Iran for now.

                                                                2. New Article
                                                                3. Chandler Bing
                                                                    1 month, 8 days ago

                                                                    Any nailed on 4.5 defenders playing for a good team?

                                                                    PS: Not Varela

                                                                  • skillez
                                                                      1 month, 8 days ago

                                                                      thought on

                                                                      Griezmann Messi Neymar (C)
                                                                      Paulinho Aldawsari Trezeguet Carrasco
                                                                      Godin Tripier Marcelo
                                                                      Muslera
                                                                      Uzoho Varela C.Sanchez Albulayhi

                                                                    • Tube!!
                                                                        1 month, 8 days ago

                                                                        Would you change anything?

                                                                        Muslera.
                                                                        Danilo. Godin. Dalsgaard. Hakimi.
                                                                        Isco. Aldawsai. Ziyach.
                                                                        Lukaku. Werner. Jesus.

                                                                        Uzoho. James. Meunier. Carrasco.

                                                                        1. FFFrøg⭐️
                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                          1 month, 8 days ago

                                                                          Well that's currently my team. So no.

                                                                          1. Tube!!
                                                                              1 month, 8 days ago

                                                                              We can’t both win it!!

                                                                          2. Pirlø's Pen
                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                            1 month, 8 days ago

                                                                            Downgrade a midfielder and upgrade the defence. It’s where the points are at.

                                                                            1. Tube!!
                                                                                1 month, 8 days ago

                                                                                I’ll have a look, but all defence playing. Cheers.

                                                                          3. johnnybeefcake
                                                                              1 month, 8 days ago

                                                                              RMT

                                                                              Cavani Jesus Lukaku
                                                                              Isco Mueller Carrasco
                                                                              Sidibe Kimmich Tagliafico Meunier
                                                                              Muslera

                                                                              Uzoho Hegazy Nandez Aldawsari

                                                                            • Tartanjock
                                                                                1 month, 8 days ago

                                                                                Draft 1 - 5 hours later !
                                                                                Muslera Uzoho
                                                                                Hakami Godin Sidibie Marcello Hegazy
                                                                                B Silva Casemiro J Rod Isco C Sanchez
                                                                                Hazard Jesus Werner

                                                                              • Tempestic
                                                                                  1 month, 8 days ago

                                                                                  This is my first World cup draft, any advice would be appreciated:

                                                                                  Cavani - Jesus
                                                                                  Cueva - Ziyach - Isco - Aldawsari - Mueller
                                                                                  Godin - Sibide - Dalsgaard
                                                                                  El Kajoui

                                                                                  Subs: Uzoho - Lukaku - Danilo - Meunier

                                                                                  It is correct to bench players who play later in the round correct?
                                                                                  Any thoughts on the current team?

                                                                                  I was trying to decide whether I should do Kajoui to Muslera and then Godin to Hakim or just stick as it is.
                                                                                  Or maybe downgrade Cueva to Nandez and then spend the 1 mil updrading the defence?

                                                                                  1. Witty Pun: The Casual
                                                                                      1 month, 8 days ago

                                                                                      You'll get more replies on the new article.

                                                                                      It is correct to bench players who play later, and I would stick with Godin. Cueva to Nandez looks a decent way to raise funds if you need it but your defence looks alright. Isco is a waste of funda however, a 30 minute player at best. I would definetly get Nandez instead of him.

                                                                                      1. Witty Pun: The Casual
                                                                                          1 month, 8 days ago

                                                                                          Ooops forget i said that about Isco! Brainfart, thought that was Asensio

                                                                                        • Tempestic
                                                                                            1 month, 8 days ago

                                                                                            Thanks man, will have a look into it.

                                                                                      2. barracuda
                                                                                          1 month, 7 days ago

                                                                                          4 mil nailed defender in McD?

                                                                                        • alanrevell
                                                                                            1 month, 7 days ago

                                                                                            thoughts ...

                                                                                            Willy (Uzoho)
                                                                                            Godin, Kimmich, Marcelo (Sabaly, Sakai)
                                                                                            Eriksson, Mueller, Isco, Carrasco, Sanchez
                                                                                            Neymar, Griezmann (Diaz)

                                                                                            First XI mainly down to personal opinion. Better options for benchies?

                                                                                          • jjandellis
                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                            1 month, 6 days ago

                                                                                            Hey, just looking for some thoughts on this line up please?

                                                                                            Pickford
                                                                                            Godin
                                                                                            Kimmich
                                                                                            Fabra (Colombia)

                                                                                            Ali (will chop him for Isco, last game of groups)
                                                                                            Kostic
                                                                                            Lo Celso
                                                                                            Mueller

                                                                                            Griezzeman
                                                                                            Jesus
                                                                                            Lukaku

                                                                                            Subs:
                                                                                            Gallese (Peru)
                                                                                            Sanchez (Colombia)
                                                                                            Idowu (Nigeria)
                                                                                            Jegazy (Egypt)

                                                                                            1. philb159
                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                              1 month, 6 days ago

                                                                                              Fabra is is injured so I’ve read on here. Replace with Mojica who should take his slot