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FPL Question Time – Liverpool defenders and best time to sell Alonso

Fantasy Premier League Question Time is back following the return of top flight football in Gameweek 9.

As ever, the FPL community is brimming with questions, which we have put to our latest panel of pundits.

Read on to find out what they think about the best way to cover Liverpool’s defence, whether it’s time to sell Marcos Alonso and how to build the most effective forward line.

Who’s on the panel this week?

FPL General – aka Mark McGettigan, who has three finishes inside the top 400 in the last four seasons and who has a huge following on Twitter. Mark has also appeared on the official FPL Show this season.

Who Got the Assist? – Tom and Nick run one of Twitter’s most active Fantasy accounts and run their very own blog, also producing an excellent regular podcast.

Holly Shand – aka FPL Holly, founder of the popular Fantasy Football Community Twitter account and website and another who has appeared on the official FPL Show in recent months.

Question 1 – General

Is Robertson the only Liverpool defender worth investing in? Should we avoid all others?

“The Liverpool defence is a bit of a minefield right now. Alexander-Arnold, Gomez and Lovren are competing for two places, not to forget Joel Matip as well.

“That’s enough for me to avoid these players in FPL.

“I’ve got Robertson as he’s the safe bet. Van Dijk looks secure as well if you are willing to fork out £5.9m for a centre-back who has zero attacking returns this season.

“If I was going for a Liverpool defensive double-up, it would be the Scottish Roberto Carlos and goalkeeper Alisson.”

Question 2 – Who Got the Assist?

With Alonso’s points drying up and Mendy proving again threatening, should we make the switch now? Or because Chelsea have easier fixtures comparing to City in the next three should we wait after GW 12 to make the change?

“I can see why a lot of people are eyeing the price of Alonso and thinking he could function as a cash cow.

“As we got a hint of with his headed goal this week, you’ve now also got his team mate Rudiger second for goal attempts, just three behind the Spaniard.

“To his credit, Alonso is still getting in the right positions to register attacking returns.

“But the crucial element for me is his ownership. Nearly 50% of managers have him in their squads.

“Chelsea have Burnley Crystal Palace and Everton before the next international break, which on paper is better than what City have.

“Anything in those winnable games and it’s a bona fide rank killer. Other managers may be braver, but I’m not selling until injury forces my hand.”

Question 3 – Holly

Is it too risky to go with three cheaper strikers with none of the big strikers in good form (aside from Aguero) or should team structure still take priority?

“Aguero, Aubameyang and Lacazette are leading the way for premium strikers, and I expect that trend to continue.

“For this reason, I’d say you need at least one expensive striker or maybe even two, with Aguero and Lacazette the pick of the options.

“Bournemouth have provided great value in the cheap striker slot, but as their schedule stiffens, a move for Arnautovic might be wise.

“Mitrovic, Jimenez and Ings are all lacking consistency right now.”

Question 4 – General

While I’m looking to protect my overall rank somewhat. I’m also looking for a differential or two. Who does the panel see making a difference, away from the norm over the next three Gameweeks?

“I’ve had a look at my Watchlist and picked out three differentials who I think could score well over the next three Gameweeks.

“Ben Chilwell (0.8% ownership) impressed me on Monday night against Arsenal. He picked up his first assist of the season, bombing forward from left back for Leicester. He faces West Ham (h), Cardiff (a) and Burnley (h) next.

“Newcastle need to turn things around quickly after a very poor start to the season. Their fixtures are great between now and Boxing Day (they don’t face any of the ‘Big Six’ until then) which could see an upturn in form. Kenedy (1.2% ownership) is the one I’m interested in.

“Jamie Vardy (4.9%) was very quiet against Arsenal, possibly due to illness. Interest in him will be low after two blanks but I can see him back amongst the goals over the next three Gameweeks.”

Question 5 – Holly

Do you view the Wolves defeat as a reality check or an anomaly against a Watford side with a point to prove? How should that affect our utilisation of our Wolves defensive assets over the tricky run of fixtures in the coming Gameweeks?

“Those managers who jumped on the Wolves defence have been fortunate so far, as defensive stability coincided with great fixtures.

“According to expected goals conceded, Wolves are third best in the league, behind Liverpool and Manchester City.

“We must remember that they are a promoted team though.

“Their defence still contains value options, with Rui Patricio a set and forget keeper option, who should do well for save points over the difficult period.

“Doherty is still a great third or fourth defender and Bennett a great bench filler with his 4.2m price.

“It might be time to abandon a starting double or triple up, but still worth carrying one or two in your squad long-term.

“It’s these players that can enable us to afford the popular premium options of Mendy, Robertson and Alonso.”

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1,171 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Yoshioka
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Start?

    A) Richarlison MUN (A)
    B) Kenedy SOU (A)

    1. Bob McMayday
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Difficult. Probably Richarlison

    2. Sizo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Richarlison

  2. korbendallas82
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Whats the deal with Richarlison? He came in in my wild card. He has not scored many goals.

    1. Netley Lucas
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Scored @lei gw8, hold

      1. korbendallas82
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Thanks netley. Ill hold.

  3. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Hi, anyone planning to C Wilson or Laca?
    Ta.

    1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Wilson is mighty tempting tbh.

      1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Not as tempting as Salah.

        1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 9 months ago

          🙂

  4. Yankee Toffee
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Surely, Dilva will start Monday against Spurs, even though he played 90 last night and 74 min on Sat. Or will he get dropped for KDB? Bilva or Dilva dropped? How are we thinking City will lineup? What does Pep have up his sleeve this time?

    Ederson
    Walker Stones LaPorte Mendy
    KDB Fernandinho Dilva
    Mahrez Kun Sterling

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      I really hope he starts... but only if I keep him

    2. Netley Lucas
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      He'll want plenty of pace to slice through spuds, maybe Sane in for Mahrez and swap Sterling to the right

    3. Albrightondknight
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      I think the only thing near certain with that midfield is that KDB will keeping starting and will be getting more than 60-65 as the weeks by. That means someone's else is losing out in mid as if it was not bad enough already. Minefield I could be wrong on KDB too.

      1. Albrightondknight
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        I have decided the safest way to triple up City for the season is Ederson Mendy and KDB and even this is risky so trying to have a decent bench.

      2. cylus11 ( Manager) - Russia…
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Its a Monday night game. Expecting D Silva to start.

    4. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      I'll pass on this one

    5. Sizo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Silva is playing really well at the moment. Gundogan is out. It would surprise me if he didn't start vs Spurs.

      That said I will probably make the switch to Mane or Salah myself.

    6. Jimmy Floyd
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Non owner here and I think The tougher the game the more likely Dilva will start, your starting team looks the most likely although I think Bilva will start over Mahrez but could easily be Sane as well as not much between the form of the 3 at the moment.

  5. jdp219
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    1) Gud (better fixtures after City)
    2) Fraser (bad fixtures after Fulham)
    >
    a) Maddison
    b) Richarlison
    c) Bilva (also have Kun)

  6. Klein
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    How is
    Kun to vardy for free
    And next week F anderson to kdb for the sou game?

    1. Klein
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Or simply f anderson to maddison. Gives me kun and maddi and a FT

    2. Emp
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      What is this sudden obsession with kdb? Why would you take out the city forward for a deep lying playmaker? If anything I'd be more interested in dilva than kdb in any case plays more advanced

      1. Klein
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Dont like kun playing time. Would love dilva but kdb more nailed? Dilva keeps getting benched and its frustrating.

        1. Emp
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 9 months ago

          Does he ? He's on lye been benched once in last eight Bpl games

          1. Klein
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 9 months ago

            Ok my bad. Dont own him so didnt see games played. Anyways with kdb back you think dilva will start most games?

            1. Regin
              • 3 Years
              1 year, 9 months ago

              All city kids are prone to the odd rotation. Safest players are Aguero, ederson and laporte. Perhaps Mendy, kdb

              1. Regin
                • 3 Years
                1 year, 9 months ago

                *mids

            2. Hazardous Matarial
              • 9 Years
              1 year, 9 months ago

              Last nights midfield was the perfect reminder that they're likely to play together with Bernardo the fall guy. But Pep is Pep and we will never know.

      2. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Almost untouchably nailed when fit + set piece king. Sick through-balls help too

        1. Emp
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 9 months ago

          Ye he's a good long term pick set and forget he will do well. But any one excepting him to come in and do wonders for their team in the short term are mistaken

  7. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Mitro...
    1 assist in 3 gw

    Keep, or get arnie for free

    1. Albrightondknight
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      I have decided to keep Mitro and lose Wilson for Arnie in 11 or 12.

    2. Emp
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Mitro ... Bou , hudd and sot 3/4 of the next games

    3. korbendallas82
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      My lineup is Mitrovic, Arnautovic, Aguero. I think Mitro is a keeper.

      1. GOTHAM City F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        why dont i get his cleansheet points.

        1. Albrightondknight
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 9 months ago

          You got it bad? I was never given his penalty save points !!

        2. Recoba
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 9 months ago

          Hasn’t got one yet

    4. Bob McMayday
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Got Mitro Arnie Aguero. Will keep Mitro for his nice fixtures but if he isn’t ticking over after them I’ll get rid

  8. blauriecon
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Laca + Rich > Wilson + Salah - 4
    Or
    Rich > Mane

    1. Albrightondknight
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      A. Definitely works this week but you probably want to ship Wilson again soon due to fixtures
      Presume you don't have cash to get Arnie over Wilson?

  9. Albrightondknight
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Over the next few weeks this will happen a few times as a want to keep Fraser.
    When Fraser has a really bad fixture would you play Dale Stephens with a good fixture ahead of him?
    Stephens gives 2 or 3 points.
    Fraser probably 2 points but at least attacking potential.

    1. korbendallas82
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Sounds like fraser should play.

      1. Albrightondknight
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        K thanks. Knockanert or Kennedy about the only other options I am considering to replace him. Any other nice diffs? Don't think I am happy getting either of those.

        1. Emp
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 9 months ago

          iWobi Murphy or Paterson could all be good . Fraser fixtures aren't bad in any case

          1. Albrightondknight
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 9 months ago

            Thanks very much for these suggestions.
            Actually Fraser fixtures are horrible even medium term. The odd nice fixture but I suppose at home they can score against anyone.

        2. korbendallas82
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 9 months ago

          I had to let fraser go in wc. Only reason i kept him, was to keep team value up. I went for Richarlison and Maddison. So there were no room left for him. I have Sterling and Hazard to.

    2. Klein
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      As GG says below never.. however difficult the fixture frazer before steph

  10. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Need to get rid of spurs. Pls choose

    A. Trippier ➡ Robertson (Have TAA)
    B. Moura ➡ Pereyra
    C. Kane, Moura ➡ Arnie, Salah (-4)

    1. Like i said Lacazette
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      C

    2. Albrightondknight
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      I like C does it leave cash for A down the line?

      1. GOTHAM City F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Yes it does, infact just enough. I could do Kane, Moura, Trippier ➡ Arnie, Salah, Robertson for -8.

  11. Ghost Gooner
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Players like Stephens are auto sub players for no shows. How foolish would you feel with a Fraser haul on your bench?

    1. Ghost Gooner
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Reply fail to @ALBRIGHTONDKNIGHT

    2. Klein
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Reply fail?

    3. Albrightondknight
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Yeah fair point might just ditch Fraser though. I would hold for short term bad fixtures but its medium fairly bad fixtures. Bottom of ticker for 10 weeks from GW 11 🙁

      1. Ghost Gooner
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        I'm keeping him and will play him vs United and Arsenal. Don't see a better 5.5 and below player to bring in

        1. Albrightondknight
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 9 months ago

          Value gained and probably no better option to replace him with at the price point might me I keep him too. Thanks for replies.

  12. fantasygurumd
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Patricio Hennessey
    Doherty Alonso Mendy Robertson W-B
    Hazard Fraser Maddison Rich Hojbjerg
    Mitro Kane Aguero
    0.2m

    Looking to make a two for two swap. Which scenario looks best?

    1- Kane/Fraser for Sterling/Arnie
    2- Kane/Rich for Salah/Wilson
    3- Kane/Rich for Auba/DSilva

    Decisions! Appreciate the feedback.

    1. korbendallas82
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      1.

  13. 420king
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Just realized I got Kamara and Camarasa, isn't that cute?

    Anyway, Kamara to Arnautovic for -4 now or wait a week and play Trippier? I also want Mendy next week too so feels like a hit is inevitable.

    1. Netley Lucas
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Looks like you set this hit up already, 14 transfers, go for it

      1. 420king
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Yup, taken perhaps too many trying to avoid wildcarding 🙂 Thanks!

  14. Delhidynamo
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    A) Kane and Rich ➡ Salah and King

    B) Kane RIch TAA ➡ Salah Arnie Balbuena (-4)

    C) Kane TAA ➡ Vardy Robertson

    B seems the best long term move, A the best short term

  15. shubham_007
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Theo + kane out
    Salah + Arnautovic in
    For -4 good move?

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      yep

      1. shubham_007
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Thanks

    2. Bob McMayday
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Yes

      1. shubham_007
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        thanks

  16. Holmes
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Which premium asset would you downgrade for a better balanced team? (From next week onwards)

    Salah
    Hazard
    Aguero

    Not doubting their quality but looks like I will captain Salah for only 1-2 games between GW11-20 (FUL and NEW) whereas other 2 looks captainable for 3-4 games. 😮

    Keeping all 3 of them is obviously an option but looking at alternatives for overall decent team.

    1. JackJack
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      You don't like points? Surely you can squeeze funds from elsewhere..

      1. Holmes
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Thats an issue, I dont like squeezing my team for the sake of one player, especially when I wont captain him for majority of the games...

        1. JackJack
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 9 months ago

          You should list your prospective moves then. I took a quick look at your team and the only move that could be of benefit would be a Walker to Robbo move. At 29k just sit tight and be patient.

          1. Holmes
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 9 months ago

            its something for WC which will be activated soon...

    2. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      RMT Tool captaincy selection:
      GW10: Salah
      GW11: Hazard
      GW12: Salah
      GW13: Salah
      GW14: Hazard
      GW15: Salah
      GW16: Salah
      GW17: Salah
      GW18: Hazard
      GW19: Salah

      1. Holmes
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        looks like RMT is in love with Salah 😛

    3. Jafalad
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      None of them. I prefer points to balance.

  17. dennis the menace
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Any watched Southampton games recently? How has Ings been playing? Just deciding whether to wait a week and keep for Newcastle at home before switching to Arnie or just hit the button now.

    1. NATSTER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      I'd keep

  18. Duffy Dunk
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Having had a terrible gw (29 minus 2 hits = 21), I went through the "I don't care" phase, so now try to calm down and actually care about the team.
    I feel like saving the FT this week and playing this way:

    Patricio (bha)
    Alonso (bur) , Robertson (CDF) , Chilwell (WHU)
    Hazard(V) (bur) , Mane(C) (CDF) , Maddison (WHU) , Fraser (ful)
    Lacazette (CRY) , Mitrovic (BOU) , Wilson (ful)

    Hennessey (ARS) , Doherty (bha) , Richarlison (mun) , Bennett (bha)

    3.5 itb

    Would you change anything?

    1. dennis the menace
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      save it, its a good team. prob need to ship wilson and/or fraser as one of your 2ft next gameweek

    2. NATSTER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Just monitor Mane, but I think he should be ready to play

  19. marzo
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Which of KDB and Mane would be your priority to own right now?

    1 of them will be coming this GW. Have the WC still and certainly keen on KDB in a few weeks either way.

    1. Fingerspitzengefühl
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Right now, I'd say Manè. Higher chance of bumper hauls in the short run with two very nice home fixtures against Cardiff & Fulham in the next three.

    2. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Mane would be my priority up to GW19. Excellent fixtures.

    3. Duffy Dunk
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      I think we need to see how Pep uses KDB in the next 2-3 gwks. Surely he was as close to nailed as possible last season, but with Mahrez's addition and Bilva's increased involvement, even KDB may be a rotation risk.
      Mane for now.

      1. Respect My Authoritah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Yeah, good point on KDB. Mané isn't quite nailed either tbh

  20. Nice to Finally Michu
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    How poor was Vardy against Arsenal? Is that deterring anyone from investing?

    1. dennis the menace
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      he wasnt flash but service wasnt great either. apparently he was crook though??

      1. Nice to Finally Michu
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Interesting, wonder if he’ll be close to 100% next weekend

    2. Delhidynamo
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      he went for a poo break during the second half and nobody really noticed

      says a lot

  21. GW10 DS, Fixture and clean sheet odds
    G-Whizz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    GW10 DS, Fixture and clean sheet odds

    Last week saw Manchester City (538DS) put five past Burnley without reply and Liverpool (382DS) beat Huddersfield by a 1-0 scoreline. Last but not least Arsenal (359DS) beat Leicester 3-1 at the Emirates.

    GW9 DS accuracy was around: 60%
    Last week's stats can be found here:
    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/19085013

    GW10 Doosra stats
    ARS: 77
    BOU: 12
    BHA: -47
    BUR: -185
    CDF: -521
    CHE: 185
    CRY: -77
    EVE: -392
    FUL: -12
    HUD: -202
    LEI: 202
    LIV: 521
    MCY: 133
    MUN: 392
    NEW: 17
    SOT: -17
    TOT: -133
    WAT: 202
    WHM: -202
    WLV: 47
    (Doosra gives a more detailed explanation of these numbers here: http://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/16458109)

    Only a couple of fixtures to note this week with Liverpool way out in front with an impressive 521DS as they meet Cardiff at Anfield. Next best sees Manchester United (392DS) as they face Everton at Old Trafford.

    GW10 Best fixture odds can be found here:
    http://prntscr.com/l9l9uj
    (Provided by Betbrain.co.uk)

    GW10 clean sheet odds
    Liverpool: 1.61 62%
    Chelsea: 1.72 58%
    Watford: 2.0 50%
    Man Utd: 2.30 43%
    Southampton: 2.37 42%
    Leicester: 2.62 38%
    Wolves: 2.70 37%
    Arsenal: 3.0 33%
    Brighton: 3.10 32%
    Man City: 3.10 32%
    Newcastle: 3.60 28%
    West Ham: 3.75 27%
    Bournemouth: 4.33 23%
    Fulham: 4.50 22%
    Huddersfield: 4.50 22%
    Crystal Palace: 5.5 18%
    Everton: 5.50 18%
    Tottenham: 6.0 17%
    Burnley: 7.50 13%
    Cardiff: 20.0 5%
    (Provided by Betfair)

    Manchester City (62%) and Liverpool (58%) last week were successful in keeping their clean sheets but Wolves third in last weeks listing with 45% disappointed and conceded.

    I'm sure there are many managers relieved to see the back of GW9! Slow and steady wins the race lol so another week passes and another solitary rise up the ranks as I move up to 18th in the Mods and Cons League:
    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/a/leagues/standings/29077/classic

    Meanwhile in Dreamteam had a good week (thanks Auba!) which saw me creap into the top 2 in our League and 605 overall. I've never been this high up so just gonna see how this all plays out.

    Top 3 currently looks like this as GW9 prior to the UCL games:
    1) Wyld Stallyns (E Mann) 591 (63) points
    2) Whizz's Heroes (G Whizz) 582 (61) points
    3) Baldlife Killerz (M Mckitterick) 581 (52) points

    See you all next week and have a goodun!

    1. Delhidynamo
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Cheers G!

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        *Thumbs up*

    2. william prunier
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Nice work

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Thank you 🙂

    3. Lazaretti
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      TY very useful as always.

    4. LSP
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Love your work Whizzy

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Cheers!
        I'll pass your thanks on to Doosra too 🙂

    5. white lightning
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Nice I have Alonso, Robertson, Holebas starting defense

    6. fclackless [Brazil Nuts]
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      cheers G

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        You're welcome 🙂

    7. wulfranian
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      thanks

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Pleasure!

    8. WesMantooth
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Would still urge you to use a different source than just converting betfairs odds to percentages. Using betbrain would make it both simpler and more accurate. According to the market, these are the "truest percentages".

      Pool: 57%
      CFC: 51%
      Watford: 45%
      Soton: 40%
      United: 39%
      Wolves: 35%
      LCFC: 35%
      City: 31%
      Brighton: 31%
      Arsenal: 31%
      Newcastle: 27%
      Wham: 25%
      Bournemouth: 23%
      Huddersfield: 22%
      Fulham 21%
      Everton: 19%
      Palace: 18%
      Spurs: 17%
      Burnley: 14%
      Cardiff: 7%

      1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        When you see how he is calculating his "accuracy", I don't think being precise is something he is overly worried about.

        1. WesMantooth
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 9 months ago

          It might not be necessary to be accurate for the HT to serve its purpose (showing who the big favs and dogs are / listing whos most likely to keep cleans).

          My reply is not about putting G-whizz down for not being accurate. These HT's are cherished by many and rightfully so. The only thing I want to point out is that they could be more accurate, and it wouldnt be more work, it would actually be less.

          1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 9 months ago

            Totally agree - think it would just be nice for the "accuracy" figures he gives to be compared fairly against the "accuracy" of other measures (e.g. bookies odds, spread markets etc), otherwise it really is just a number.

            1. WesMantooth
              • 9 Years
              1 year, 9 months ago

              Yup!

              As it stands its just an "indicative list". To be a list showing probability he needs to use other sources of information.

            2. G-Whizz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 3 Years
              1 year, 9 months ago

              Greatly appreciate the feedback, please let me know exactly what changes you want to see made and I'll look into it...

            3. G-Whizz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 3 Years
              1 year, 9 months ago

              I already include the fixture odds no?

      2. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Time restraints meant I only had time to do it the usual way 🙁
        Thanks so much for showing the differences though, greatly appreciated 🙂

      3. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        I know I didn't have a lot of time but where did you find those odds on that site?

        1. WesMantooth
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 9 months ago

          https://www.betbrain.com/football/england/premier-league/liverpool-v-cardiff-city-fc/#/team-clean-sheet/ordinary-time/

          Have a look at that link.
          - After finding a match you can click on the "all markets"-tab. This gives yo the oppurtunity to look at the oddds for various bets on a match.
          - in the link I've selected "team clean sheets". This allows me to see what the bookies offer for "YES" and "NO". This gives betbrain the data it needs to convert the "margins" and odds in to probability.
          - The probability is shown with numbers displayet as percentages at the bottom of the page.
          - If i want to see Cardiff's odds, I can simply click where it says "Liverpool (7 bookies)" and select Cardiff instead. If I want to see other teams odds, ill search for them in the searchbar and repeat the same process there.

          - keep in mind that the odds will shift closer to matchday. The odds and percentages will be better indicators of likelyhood after pressers, because new information arrives, wihich then influence bettors choices and therefore also the odds.

          1. G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 9 months ago

            Got it, thank you so much for this (only just seen it!) 🙂

    9. Sleep Talk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Are people still starting City defenders over Wolves defenders this week then?

      Mendy and Boly for me, but I'll probably bench Boly.

      1. WesMantooth
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        With those two it's fairly "simple" to opt for Mendy because his attacking promise far outweighs the discrepancy between a city-cs and a wolves-cs.

        Mendy v doherty though..... Now that's a tough one.

    10. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Kind of weird that arsenal have only 33% for CS. They not the greatest defensive team but CRY are just attackingly awful

      1. WesMantooth
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Well.... They've only kept a clean away 4 times last season and this season combined.

        This doesnt necessarily prove anything, but that 4/23 (17%). So theyre about twice as likely to keep a clean this week, compared to how often theyve actually kept a clean away the last 2 years.

  22. Mike132
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Ryan Button
    Alonso Mendy Robertson Yedlin Diop
    Salah Hazard Mane Kenedy Murphy
    Arnautovic Aubameyang Success

    Pretty much set on that wc team (I'll bring KDB in for Mane next gw), except:

    A. Aubameyang Success Kenedy
    B. Vardy Mitrovic Stephens

    Thanks

    1. Delhidynamo
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      pretty good, B

  23. KUNingas
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Which one?

    A) Salah + Murray + Maddison + Fraser (-4)
    B) Salah + Mitro + Richarlison + Fraser (-4)
    C) Aguero + Maddison + Richarlison + Fraser
    D) KDB + Mitro + Maddison + Richarlison (-4)

    1. Netley Lucas
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      b

      1. KUNingas
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Thanks!

    2. Nice to Finally Michu
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      B or C, certainly not D

  24. noquarternt
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Anyone got a different looking team to the template?

    1. Netley Lucas
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Got a team so template it's almost unique mate! 😆

      Patricio
      Alonso Robertson Mendy
      Salah(c) Hazard Maddison Richarlison
      Aguero Arnautovic Mitrovic

      1FT 0.0m

      Button Bennett Hojbjerg Wan-Bissaka

      1. Nice to Finally Michu
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Genuinely impressed

      2. noquarternt
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Haha looking good.

        I'm behind my rival who has the template, it's dawning on me that I'll never catch him if I get the same players as him...

        1. Christina.
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 9 months ago

          nonsense. pick the best players. many ways to skin a cat.

          1. noquarternt
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 9 months ago

            My pal has Maddison, I don’t. If I get Maddison, he’s already ahead of me and I won’t catch him. I agree with your strat for general rank climbing, but mini leagues are slightly different in this sort of situation.

      3. Tired and weary
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Nice work, amazing TV! I’m 2.2m off that...

    2. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Chilwell and Vardy my only players I'd consider off-template

    3. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      defense is lil bit different I guess, otherwise looks standard! 😮

      Ryan
      Walker, Mendy, Robertson, Holebas
      Salah, Hazard, Fraser
      Kun, King, Mitrovic

    4. Nice to Finally Michu
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Ryan (Button)
      Chilwell Lascelles Balbuena Lovren Laporte
      Felipe Anderson De Bruyne Schurrle Eriksen Josh Murphy
      Vardy Giroud Deeney

      1. noquarternt
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Beautiful

  25. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Is AWB/Walcott fine for cover in case TAA doesn't play?
    Or do Walcott to Maddison for a hit and bench TAA?

    1. Netley Lucas
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Would you buy a Utd defender this week? If not then use Wally as cover

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        The thing is I can even do Wally to KDB in the future as I am doing Kane to Arnie now..
        But somehow I have Rich too lol so Wally has to go too

    2. william prunier
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Does Theo actually do anything accept chase a ball and cut it back to the right back?

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Haha yeah.
        Benching him from last 3 gameweeks

  26. Nice to Finally Michu
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Has Alonso been attacking enough in recent weeks to warrant his price tag over Mendy or Robertson?

    1. Netley Lucas
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      No, but you know the risks

      1. Nice to Finally Michu
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        It’s about who to bring in for me this week, can only bring in one right now to bolster my defense and I’m hoping to decide which one

        1. Netley Lucas
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 9 months ago

          Wouldn't be Alonso, toss-up between the other 2 with Mendy better but Robbo a bit more solid, less likely to get sacked 😆

          1. Nice to Finally Michu
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 9 months ago

            Leaning towards Robertson of those two even though he’s more expensive, I’d rather have pool defense over the next few just hope that doesn’t come back to bite me

  27. ChelseaKTBFF
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    How essential is Salah in the upcoming weeks? Is it necessary to remove Mane? What are your thoughts on this matter?

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      For the next 3 weeks, he seems pretty vital. Mané also looks like a great option

    2. Netley Lucas
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      I'd rather have Mo than Mane even with the 3m+ difference, goal threat is there, just needs a good day and he'll kill it

  28. tvz32
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Considering tripling up on City: Mendy, KDB, Kun....anybody else having the same thoughts?

    Will it be better to have Mane in place of KDB instead (I do not have any other Pool attackers)?

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      My plan is to go with 3 from gw13, most likely selling Salah for Sterling. I could get Mané in too if he's back in form

  29. PLerix
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Kane and Obiang OUT, who to bring in?

    a) de Bruyne and Arnautovic
    b) Vardy and Maddison
    c) Other options?

    1. Somnus
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      A

  30. Somnus
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Need to shift Kane and looking for a captain for gw10

    Ederson, Hamer
    Mendy, Robertson, Duffy, Tomkins, Wan-Bis
    Haz, Maddison, Rich, Knockaert, Gendouzi
    Kun, Kane, Mitro

    I am 0.3m short for Kane & Knockaert to Arnie and Salah (2ft)

    Do I:

    A) look at downgrading Rich instwad of Knockaert?
    B) downgrade Ederson for Ryan/Patricio/Fab (-4)
    C) get King instead of Arnie

    I'm on B currently but it goes against my grain to take a hit for a keeper!