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Community Round-up: World Cup Fantasy and FPL divide attention

As was the case last week, the Fantasy Football Scout Community’s attention has been split roughly down the middle with Fantasy World Cup approaching its climax and the launch of Fantasy Premier League 2018/19 provoking debate.

Rainer and the exquisitely named Ohhh Shola Ameobi helped bridge the two games with a look at the Premier League teams most affected by the ongoing tournament and when the players involved in the 2014 World Cup returned to domestic action.

We’ve got a round-up of the week’s hot topics, and the usual array of Community tables and competitions, in our regular article below.

The Hottest Topics

This time last week, we were midway through the World Cup quarter-finals and Legomane asked whether sticking or twisting was the best option regarding Fantasy World Cup captaincy.

G-Whizz returned with his regular clean sheet odds hot topic ahead of the semi-finals, while rainy mused on the anticlimax that was the yellow card count.

Rainer, meanwhile, helpfully pointed out that Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea could be badly hit by their players returning late from international duty.

Before the semi-finals commenced, our Community discussed their transfers, captains and chips. With England and Belgium set to contest the third-place play-off later today, Siva Mohan looked at the rotation between the semi-finals and the fairly meaningless “bronze medal” match in the 2014 World Cup.

Legomane returned with a stick-or-twist semi-final special, as did G-Whizz with his last look at the clean sheet odds of this World Cup.

Ohhh Shola Ameobi examined the precedent of when the Premier League players involved in the semi-finals of the 2014 World Cup returned to their respective clubs.

World Cup ongoing or not, there’s no escaping the buzz around the FFS Community regarding the FPL launch.

Maximus Bonimus Pointimus asked if other managers adopted a player-orientated or structure-based approach to their Gameweek 1 squads, while Giggs Boson looked at the merits of both goalkeeper rotation and one Charlie Daniels.

Holding Matip held court while discussing five at the back and value according to position, while HamezMace floated the idea of a very early wildcard.

Rich2086 and Prøfeßor Bear gave a rundown of the Wolves side and warned us not to write off their assets, before CloudSky looked at some of the eye-catching fixture runs in the first quarter of the season.

Eden Wizard, meanwhile, suggested that Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero could well play together at the start of the season.

Norman Conquest rounded up the latest additions to the FPL game and their respective prices.

Our “members only” hot topics concentrated on the Rate My Team launch and, using this tool, what the best team over the first six Gameweeks would be.

The Eliteserien summer break was also a source of discussion, with Dupuytrens looking ahead to the transfer window and European Under-19 Championship.

Community Tables

Our members have been hard at work this week, creating no fewer than 13 public stats tables. FPL Virgin, in particular, has been beavering away, creating nine of those tables including the best defence of last season and the talisman theory.

Wainright looked at defenders who made the most penalty box touches, while easilythebest listed the players who had the most “big chances” last season.

Hotdogs-for-tea, meanwhile, rounded up the defenders who created the most chances and were the most attacking in 2017/18.

Community Tournaments

Ahead of the third-place play-off and final, competition in the Fantasy Football Scout mini-league for the McDonald’s FIFA World Cup game is hotting up. The current top of the league reads as follows:

1. Sladuna (385 points)
2. Lincon316 (363 points)
3. Ludaslol (362 points)
4. SmokinBadger (361 points)
5=. Matt5138008 (358 points)
5=. McGettigan16 (358 points)

Our Mods and Cons league, meanwhile, shaped up like this:

1. ZidanRamos (336 points)
2. GSumner (323 points)
3. JohannesN (309 points)
4. Jackpenn (300 points)
5. Matzi11a (296 points)

The latest update for Frøgball, which uses combined Fantasy scores to represent different nations, is 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 a 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. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Spurs are the only ones in the big six who haven't made a single transfer yet. It really must suck being a Spurs fan

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      that and the fact their players bottle every time it matter

  2. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Selling Kane, Lingard, Fellaini, C.Sanchez and Stones

    Buying Hazard, Pogba, RLC, Tielemans and Munier (0.0 ITB)

    Chasing a 16 point deficit. We'll both play max cap, so hoping I can get a higher scorer from 15 decent players, no slackers. Are there any obvious players I've missed with a "high ceiling", as they say?

    My other players are Mbappe*, Lukaku, Modric, KDB*, Pavard, Hernandez*, Courtois and Subasic*. * = currently a differential.

    Stones would have been a differential for me, but I want to go Belgium-heavy (6 players), and don't want my Belgium attack cancelled out by my 3 England defenders.

    Rival has Kane, and I doubt he'll sell him, because he's been arguing with me about how good Kane is.

    1. Red Dagger ✪
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Makes sense to me for you not to go with English defenders... I'm not sure what to do with Kane... If you could help me out below..?

    2. Patch
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Can see Fellani connecting with the back of the net, bloody sideshow bob

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        He's not starting though

      2. Bardo9
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Fellaini isn’t starting

    3. stat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Griezmann

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        True, but I'm ignoring him because rival owns him and it could be a lower scoring match

    4. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      I think I'm going for:

      Selling Modric, Lingard, Fellaini, Subasic, C.Sanchez

      Buying Chadli, Tielemans, RLC, Lloris, Pogba.

      But it's too boring to explain ebverything. Nobody cares 😀 Thanks for feedback

  3. Atimis
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Lovren to Meunier?

  4. Bardo9
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Captain?

    A) KDB
    B) Hazard

    1. trinzoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Haz looks much better at this tournament + pens.

  5. Red Dagger ✪
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Ok I have this. on a WC. GTG..? Or Kane to Haz / Lukaku..?

    Griezmann Kane(c) Mbappe
    RLC KDB Chadli Dier
    Maguire Stones Pavard
    Pickford

    Lloris Varane Hernandez Modric

    1. Red Dagger ✪
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      I will play my max cap chip by the way....

    2. Pröpper Bońg
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Looks good to go mate. Last day wildcards are the best. Good luck !

    3. Bardo9
      4 months, 6 days ago

      You’re using your wildcard? I won’t get into why you waited until now to use is but your lack of Belgian attack is worrying me. Belgium is very close to their original XI, England has made 5 changes. I see a thumping.

      1. Red Dagger ✪
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Foe sure I should have used it R3. It cost me heavily.

    4. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Looks good to me. I prefer to back a side from today's games, as it might be more open. Then back the opposite defence and defence(s) from the final (as you've done with France). As it stands, though, I think Kane is a good captaincy option since you have no Belgium defence. However, if you're not chasing anything, then it's okay to play the odds with Haz/Lukaku against England defence and use the money (perhaps Hernandez > Munier? Perhaps not worth it)

      1. Red Dagger ✪
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 6 days ago

        I think Belgium and England will both concede. Stones and Maguire are there for goal threat. I don't see the point of Meunier today.

    5. Camzy
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      I'd stack Belgium attack. Something like Hazard, Lukaku, Mbappe, KDB. Then fill in with French defense and the budget starters in Tielemanns and RLC.

      1. Red Dagger ✪
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 6 days ago

        I think you are correct. I guess I'm holding Kane (for now) because I'm English.... lol.

  6. Pröpper Bońg
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Any suggestions for this team guys. 25 points clear of mini league rivals... 5 transfers.

    Muslera* Olsen*
    Trippier Strinic Hernandez Rodriguez* Mojica*
    Kdb Dembele Modric Lingard* Cheryshev*
    Kane Hazard Griezmann

    Thanks.

    1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Are your rivals still playing?!

      Lloris, Pavard, Varane, Tielemans/Chadli/RLC/etc

      1. Pröpper Bońg
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Yeah they are at work and are trying to catch me lol. Yeah think am gonna flood my defence with the French. And punt on maybe Rlc.

    2. Bardo9
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Bring in:

      RLC, Tielemans, Meunier, Pavard, (goalie - courtois first, lloris second, Pickford third, Subasic fourth but depends who you can afford)

      1. Pröpper Bońg
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Awesome dude. Thank you.

        1. Bardo9
          4 months, 6 days ago

          No problem good luck!

  7. Wijnaldum FC
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 6 days ago

    How do these transfers look?
    Lingard to pogba
    Fellani to RLC
    Young to Meunier
    Lovren to LHernandez
    Granqvist to Pavard

    0.8mil itb and still have no griez,

    1. Garlana
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Decent

  8. Garlana
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Settled on this until things become clearer, let me know your thoughts please:

    4-3-3

    Foster
    Cedric, Robertson, tomkins, Chelsea 5.5m option
    Dsilva, Salah, willian
    Aubam, firmino, zaha

    Fabianski, boly, cairney, masuaku

    Thanks.

    1. Jealous Viper
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Would advise you dump Chelsea assets regardless. Willian looks like he could be off. If he stays, could be a bargain but then again he has always flattered to deceive. Can't think of any nailed 5.5 Chelsea defender. Willian to Jota or Siggy if you can make it work for me and Chelsea 5.5 to Coleman. Also personally prefer Auba to Agu

      1. Garlana
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Thanks for your comments

  9. EmreCan Hustle
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    I am putting all my faith in the French defense. 4 defenders 😛

    1. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Standard move

  10. anish10
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Captain who:

    A) Kaku
    B) Kane
    C) KDB

  11. Sadio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Which Belgium player is the best captaincy option today?

    1. Bardo9
      4 months, 6 days ago

      I would say Lukaku as he is chasing the golden boot.

      Others would be Hazard or KDB.

  12. teriyaki 69
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 6 days ago

    would you swap out Maguire for kompany?

    Have no other English defender.

  13. GreenShark1
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Pickford / Lloris
    Meunier / Trippier / Maguire / Pavard / Strinic
    Tielemans / KDB / Modric / Pogba / RLC
    Mbappe / Hazard / Kane

    1 FT still available with 0 ITB, Max Captain played, anything you'd change? Chasing 8pts with leader in ML but he has used all chips. Thanks.

    1. Bardo9
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Strinic for Hernandez?

      1. Prøfeßor Bear …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        This.

      2. GreenShark1
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Looked at that but 0.1 short!! Could do Maguire > Hernandez though? What do you think, a more likely cleanie?

        1. Prøfeßor Bear …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Strinic is likely out according to the Croatian press, I'd get rid of him if possible. Maguire has more attaching threat, but I think both are unlikely to keep a clean sheet.

          1. Prøfeßor Bear …
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            *attacking

          2. CRO KLOPP
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Yes,Pivaric will play

            1. Prøfeßor Bear …
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              Cheers for confirming it mate.

    2. GreenShark1
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Thanks all, so it's either a straight swap Strinic > Pivaric or Kane & Strinic > Griezmann & Umtiti...what do you think? Thanks for help.

    3. CRO KLOPP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Can you do Strinic to Hernandez?

      1. GreenShark1
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        As i just said above 0.1 out!!

        1. CRO KLOPP
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Really tough one, your call mate,GL

    4. GreenShark1
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Ok just straight swapped Strinic > Pivaric and done, hopefully Max Captain should do!! GL all 😉

  14. Patch
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Not enough midfield inspiration...who do is go for this world cup????

    Score prediction today Vs tomorrow?

  15. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    pogba and giroud or mbappe and rakitic?

    1. Prøfeßor Bear …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      B for me.

  16. trinzoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    A) RLC & Tielemans
    B) RLC & Meunier
    C) Tielemans & Meunier

  17. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    5 England
    5 Belgium
    5 France

    Maximum captain 😎

  18. idaho23
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Varane/Pavard/Hernandez/Meunier/ ___

    Suggestions for the blank spot?

    1. Patch
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Maguire due another goal

      1. trinzoo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Would you prefer Maguire or Trippier?

        Actually, no injury risk for Trips?

    2. teriyaki 69
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      ummmmm titi

  19. Prøfeßor Bear …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Anyone with Strinic should transfer him out - he's very unlikely to play tomorrow.

  20. idaho23
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Umtiti or Pavard?

  21. gamble1
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Guys I’m new to this.

    Please advise

    Ederson
    Cedric Baines kolanic tomkins peltier
    Sanchez sane mane Redmond kenedy
    Gray firmino Auba

  22. gamble1
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Guys I’m new to this.

    Please advise

    Ederson
    Cedric Baines kolanic tomkins peltier
    Sanchez sane mane Redmond kenedy
    Gray firmino Auba

    Please feel free to help