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The Community Round-up

In a busy week that focused largely on the World Cup Fantasy games, the Premier League fixture release also caught our attention on Thursday.

Hot Topics were in abundance as we fine-tuned our squads for Russia 2018, though some also took time to assess the domestic schedules for next season.

Meanwhile, as one Community Tournament ended another one began as we indulge in a packed month of international action.

The Community Articles

Rather than pen a new Community Article, Stoichkov#8 posted the results of his recent Community Tournament in the original piece, where all team selections and discussions were made.

Results can be found below in the Community Tournaments section.

Don’t forget: if you’ve got some analysis, scout reports, or features brewing, visit our community section to submit your article and let Geoff know – geoff@fantasyfootballscout.co.uk.

New articles are always welcome.

The Hottest Topics

With the announcement of the World Cup Fantasy game, Kuntheman(c) began the process of building a Fantasy team by looking at cut-price players, while Hodor wondered how budget our bargains should be, and whether our bench options should matter.

FFFrøg helped develop our squads with a World Cup player guide for defenders and midfielders.

There was also talk on whether a template team for Russia 2018 was beginning to take shape.

NorthernBoysLoveGravs warned us of an increased number of players who are rotation risks, particularly in Group H.

Pirlø’s Pen took a look at the high-end buys, and considered if Neymar is worth having in our side.

FFFrøg makes a case to have an active bench, instead of the high-priced assets like Neymar and Lionel Messi.

The use of the chips in the FIFA Fantasy game was a major talking point this week. Jurgen Flopp warned us that it isn’t possible to deactivate chips, a potentially painful change from the FPL game for some.

While AA33 considered early chip strategy, Prøfeßor Bear asked when we should use our Bench Boost, suggesting either Round 1 or the Round of 16.

Andy85wsm looked at captaincy strategy, pondering whether it is best to have an armband option from every matchday.

To round off this portion of World Cup Hot Topics, André94PT showed us an early list of set-piece takers for the 32 teams.

Elsewhere, Niemi looked at Eliteserien GW13 captaincy and transfers, after Eliteserien took a two-week break. The game now breaks again until June 23rd.

There was discussion on the implications of the Premier League Winter Break, which comes into effect in 2019/20.

We also asked for your World Cup predictions.

Moving towards the release of the Premier League fixtures, there was also chat on the Premier League players that you think can step up in World Cup Fantasy.

This led nicely to a busy Thursday, when the Premier League fixtures were announced, reminding us that the start of the domestic season is less than two months away.

Gregor had an early look at the teams that have perfect home/away rotation to get us started.

J0E’s contribution this week came via a World Cup Scoutcast and a Premier League Fixtures Scoutcast.

Also, just a reminder to all to try to keep RMTs in RMT Hot Topics, when they’re available. Mods will be made aware when these Hot Topics are made and will try to be active to respond to RMT queries in the RMT-specific Hot Topics.

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

Members Tables

J0E also gave us a couple of Members’ Tables to consider, with the first looking at the World Cup whipping boys.

The second he calls World Cup goalalicious teams and attempts to predict which sides we could expect significant returns from.

Community member ambergambler created a Forwards on Fire table assesses the most important attacking statistics from forwards.

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 tournament came to an end with Fantasy Football Scout moderator Niemi taking the title – he finished six points ahead of André94PT. Rony1993 was one point ahead of Stoichkov#8, who just missed out on third place.

Stoichkov#8 finished his tournament by posting the tournament’s Dream Team and giving a Best of the Best, awards for things other than simply finishing first. Unsurprisingly, Niemi won many of these awards.

Huge thanks to Stoichkov#8 for his hard work organizing and running this tournament.

Jarvish started a simple Yes/No Community competition, where those who join make specific predictions, which Jarvish will tally at the end.

Those who didn’t sign up at the beginning will be at a disadvantage, but the competition can be seen here.

If you are running a community tournament or are thinking about starting one, 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. mir
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Any ideas where it would show if a mini rival had played one of the chips (McDonalds game)? I can see their team bu wondering if it would say if any chip is in play.

    1. trinzoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Top left corner of the page.

  2. KAPTAIN KANE
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Ronaldo you hero! Dembele and Messi today!

      1. PUMPKINHEAD
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 1 day ago

        DT?

        I got Greizman and Messi. Had a Uruguay block in 2 of them though.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Yes DT lol. Griezmann in the Official one

      2. Paul
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Pavard starts
          Dembele starts

        • samidace
            1 month, 1 day ago

            (C) for day 4?

            A. Jesus
            B. Coutinho

            1. CRO KLOPP
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 1 day ago

              A

          • klavan
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Mbappe of Eriksen captain?

              1. klavan
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  *or

                • CRO KLOPP
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Mbappe, Peru want be easy match

                • PUMPKINHEAD
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Did you not have a captaincy plan when you chose your team. Stick with it

                  1. Klopptomist
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      I did, but honestly considered Pavard over Eriksen haha...

                  2. samidace
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Mbapp

                  3. MartinWilsdon
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Definitely the most value is in the premium defenders!

                    1. PUMPKINHEAD
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Bold statement. Can you explain somemore please? I presume you have reasoning

                      1. Klopptomist
                          1 month, 1 day ago

                          Yeah well like Spain are expensive and they got loads of points right? And Giminez scored a goal so yeah

                      2. CRO KLOPP
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 1 day ago

                        Iranian defender outscored Ramos

                    2. Weasel Boy
                        1 month, 1 day ago

                        Can we see Messi doing well today?
                        I have my doubts

                      • Saniul
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 1 day ago

                        The France lineup is total fire... insane amount of talent all around.

                        Lloris is the only weak player in the team, and that could really cost them.

                        1. PUMPKINHEAD
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          1 month, 1 day ago

                          Lloris is a fine keeper mate. Not his best season the last one but he's up there with the best

                          1. Team Cruel
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            1 month, 1 day ago

                            No he isn't. Quite comfortably a tier below the elite.

                          2. Saniul
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            1 month, 1 day ago

                            Don't agree myself, sir. That's where my issue is - him being placed in the top bracket of keepers on name alone is my issue.

                            If you look at his stats over the last two to three years, he's been extremely mistake prone. He has neither got the freakish ability of de Gea, nor the insane consistency of Oblak.

                            Have a feeling a mistake or two is about to happen, hope I'm wrong - because I'd really like this France team to succeed.

                          3. Differential (c)
                              1 month, 1 day ago

                              Almost, but not quite. I've always felt he was suspect. Great, but not same class with with De Gea, Neuer, Allison etc.

                              1. Saniul
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                1 month, 1 day ago

                                Agreed. Oblak in the same bracket too.

                                I wouldn't even put him in the second tier - where I would keep ter-Stegen, Ederson, Courtois, and arguably, Areola.

                                1. Flapjack ✅
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  1 month, 1 day ago

                                  Areola lol

                        2. CRO KLOPP
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          1 month, 1 day ago

                          Do you lads think that Croatia Vs Nigeria will be like 3:1 or do you expect CRO to struggle?

                          1. PUMPKINHEAD
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            1 month, 1 day ago

                            1 1

                            Nigeria are a good powerful team. Strong presence in defence and fast attacking

                            1. CRO KLOPP
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              1 month, 1 day ago

                              So Uzohu could get like 3 points there?

                          2. SW6
                              1 month, 1 day ago

                              I think it will be high scoring. I've only seen 1 warm-up game from each but neither looked like they were keen to do much defending

                              1. CRO KLOPP
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                1 month, 1 day ago

                                You could be right, with Lovren and Nigeria defenders

                            • diesel001
                                1 month, 1 day ago

                                Depends on whether Nigeria can stay disciplined. Croatia will turn it into a tactical game IMO. Wait for Nigeria to lose their discipline defensively and then pounce. You would expect better from players like Moses, Mikel, Iwobi, Iheanacho etc, but time and time again they show the haven't learned and act like schoolboys.

                                1. CRO KLOPP
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  1 month, 1 day ago

                                  Totally agree with you

                            • ZoumasBloomers
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • Has Moderation Rights
                              1 month, 1 day ago

                              Well, Mendy was a poor pick from me. He can join Isco, Nandez and Hamed in my blankers

                              1. Jacky boy
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                1 month, 1 day ago

                                nandez just needed 2 more minutes to justify his price

                              2. Saniul
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                1 month, 1 day ago

                                I'm surprised Mendy is not starting. He looked good in the friendlies to me, and adds an entire dimension to the French attack. Sidibe to Pavard was coming, but didnt expect this swap.

                                1. ZoumasBloomers
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • Has Moderation Rights
                                  1 month, 1 day ago

                                  exactly what I thought, figured Mendy would be nailed. Maybe they're resting him after his injury for the next games

                                  1. Klopptomist
                                      1 month, 1 day ago

                                      All leaked/predicted line ups had him not starting...

                              3. diesel001
                                  1 month, 1 day ago

                                  France: Lloris, Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Hernández, Tolisso, Kanté, Pogba, Mbappé, Griezmann, Dembélé
                                  Australia: Ryan, Risdon, Sainsbury, Milligan, Behich, Leckie, Jedinak, Mooy, Kruse, Rogic, Nabbout

                                • Team Cruel
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  1 month, 1 day ago

                                  Meza (ARG) expected to start? Should I bring him in for Isco/Aldawsi?

                                  Also El Kajoui > Uzoho?

                                  1. Saniul
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    1 month, 1 day ago

                                    Yes.

                                    Biglia; Mascherano;
                                    Meza; Messi; di Maria;
                                    Aguero.

                                    1. Team Cruel
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      1 month, 1 day ago

                                      Cheers. Why so cheap when he plays so advanced? Not nailed?

                                      1. CRO KLOPP
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        1 month, 1 day ago

                                        Lanzini was expected there before injury I think

                                  2. St. Joseph
                                      1 month, 1 day ago

                                      Nothing to lose
                                      Isco / al-Qaeda / El kabron all blanks
                                      Live it up

                                  3. St. Joseph
                                      1 month, 1 day ago

                                      We have to admit that FFS's predicted line ups really bad this time

                                      Luckily we all have twitter 🙂

                                      1. dark91
                                          1 month, 1 day ago

                                          I don't have twitter but wasn't hurt by the predicted lineups announced here

                                        • Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          1 month, 1 day ago

                                          Are you saying FFS knows nothing about international football and are just winging it? 😮

                                          1. St. Joseph
                                              1 month, 1 day ago

                                              Haha its not like that. I still think the scouts are really good at this game.
                                              But surely better at PL. (FPL Expert).

                                        • The Pep Revolution
                                            1 month, 1 day ago

                                            I'm doing a competition with friends where you have to pick a goal scorer for each of the matches as well as who you think will win the match.
                                            Who would you go with today?
                                            I'm thinking either greizeman or mbappe for France.
                                            Messi for Argentina
                                            Eriksen for Denmark.
                                            Who would you pick in the last match today?

                                            1. CRO KLOPP
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              1 month, 1 day ago

                                              Kramaric, Croatia

                                          • CRO KLOPP
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            1 month, 1 day ago

                                            El Kajoui lost his CS in stoppage time, should I keep his 2 points or get Uzoho in?

                                            1. SW6
                                                1 month, 1 day ago

                                                Not much to lose by swapping

                                              • CRO KLOPP
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                1 month, 1 day ago

                                                Cheers

                                            2. Flapjack ✅
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              1 month, 1 day ago

                                              Captain choice today was always going to be my worst.

                                              Pavard and Cueva. I might flip a coin.

                                              1. SW6
                                                  1 month, 1 day ago

                                                  Gotta go Pavard imo. Goal and a CS and you're sticking with him. Can't see Cueva getting two attacking returns

                                                  1. Urchin
                                                      1 month, 1 day ago

                                                      Pavard more chances of doing something Red Card worthy than Cueva?
                                                      TBH I have no inkling of how the either player plays, its just that defenders I feel are more prone to Cards than especially attacking mideos....

                                                • Stats King - @football2spac…
                                                    1 month, 1 day ago

                                                    Quick Q: Captain Mbappe or Eriksen?

                                                    1. CRO KLOPP
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      1 month, 1 day ago

                                                      Mbappe, Peru want be easy to beat

                                                      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        1 month, 1 day ago

                                                        Why would Peru want that?

                                                        1. CRO KLOPP
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          1 month, 1 day ago

                                                          Peru can want whatever they want

                                                      2. Stats King - @football2spac…
                                                          1 month, 1 day ago

                                                          True that. But Eriksen being central to everything that Denmark does might even score a hatty?

                                                          1. CRO KLOPP
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            1 month, 1 day ago

                                                            True that

                                                          2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            1 month, 1 day ago

                                                            It looks like you want Eriksen as captain. Why not go with him?

                                                      3. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        1 month, 1 day ago

                                                        Mbappe.

                                                    2. diesel001
                                                        1 month, 1 day ago

                                                        No France in my team :-0

                                                        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          1 month, 1 day ago

                                                          No Ronaldo in mine.

                                                      • caldracula
                                                          1 month, 1 day ago

                                                          I really like the idea of 2 points for a penalty won, would be nice to see that in FPL.

                                                          1. Urchin
                                                              1 month, 1 day ago

                                                              U get 3, provided the taker doesnt miss 🙂

                                                              1. Legomané
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                                                1 month, 1 day ago

                                                                Not if you win it and take it

                                                                1. Urchin
                                                                    1 month, 1 day ago

                                                                    Yeah, thought of that scenario after posting the comment. What Ronaldo did yday...

                                                            • dunas_dog
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              1 month, 1 day ago

                                                              In Telegraph game worth switching Mendy to another French defender. Pavard? Or get Meunier for later in round as pretty nailed?

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

                                                                How many transfers do you have left? If that's not an issue then get Pavard...

                                                                1. dunas_dog
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  1 month, 1 day ago

                                                                  All 26 in tact. Had moves in place to use 8 in round 1

                                                              2. Oscar Slater
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                1 month, 1 day ago

                                                                Personally, I'd take it on the chin and hold off. Meunier is a better option.

                                                            • Weasel Boy
                                                                1 month, 1 day ago

                                                                Would you captain Griez vs Australia or hold off for Werner Messi Neymar in FiT fantasy?

                                                                Only one captain per round

                                                                1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  1 month, 1 day ago

                                                                  Hold.

                                                                2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  1 month, 1 day ago

                                                                  I would captain Messi.

                                                                3. Weasel Boy
                                                                    1 month, 1 day ago

                                                                    Thanks

                                                                4. Zilla
                                                                    1 month, 1 day ago

                                                                    ffs Mendy, thought he was a good pick..
                                                                    Should I sub Mendy with CSanchez now?

                                                                  • The Pep Revolution
                                                                      1 month, 1 day ago

                                                                      Which French player would you pick as most likely to score the most goals in this match?

                                                                    • Sebbo29
                                                                        1 month, 22 hours ago

                                                                        Wow that throw in