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FPL Question Time – Salah Triple Captain and faith in Maddison for Gameweek 12

Liverpool’s upcoming match against basement boys Fulham has caused a few managers to drop the T-word this week.

The form of both sides means that Mohamed Salah is being talked about as a potential Triple Captain already.

We’ve put that suggestion as well as issues connected with James Maddison, Richarlison and Aleksandar Mitrovic to our latest Question Time panel.

Who’s on the panel this week?

Lejuan Basson – A South Africa-based FPL manager who finished an enviable 24th in the world in 2017/18.

Ben Crabtree – A proud Evertonian and the overall winner of FPL in 2016/17.

Simon March – Another of the select group to have finished first in the world, this time in 2014/15.

Question 1 – Ben

George Williams: Is it a wise move to triple captain Mohamed Salah against Fulham, considering their defensive record?

“My approach to the Triple Captain chip is quite standard: use it in a double Gameweek. However, this has not reaped any noticeable rewards with even my FPL title-winning winning season only bring in nine Aguero points, becoming 27. Not bad, but clearly there were plenty of better single Gameweeks I could have used it in.

“Looking at Salah, or more accurately scouting the Fulham defence, there’s a high chance there’s two goals for liverpool, a huge chance of three goals and a big chance of four goals.

“Salah is directly involved in a large percentage of Liverpool’s attacking returns so returns seem as close to guaranteed as you can get.

“I do think it’s a wise move that should make good use of the chip. Time will tell if the double Gameweeks create a better opportunity but I wouldn’t actually be too sure they will.”

Question 2 – Simon

Craig: What key stats and skills are central to help you look through the noise and pick good FF players while excluding the trend players who don’t always deliver.

“If you are looking at stats to help guide your FPL decisions, I think there are two key rules to follow; make sure you’re looking at enough data, and make sure you’re looking at it in context.

“In general, it’s a good idea not to let yourself be overly-influenced by small samples of data, the most common being the tendency to over-emphasise a player’s most recent performance, particularly when it contrasts with their performance over a longer period.

“Often, we’re using stats to pick between two or three players. One method is to begin with the desired result, e.g. goals for a striker, then look at stats that are most closely associated with that result, such as shots on target, and then work backwards to include ever-broader indicators such as; shots in the box, shot accuracy, total attempts and average position until you have a ‘funnel’ of stats. If a player fares well across the whole funnel, then there’s a decent chance that they’ll sustain their form. If they perform well in one stat and not in others, there’s a good chance that they won’t. Again though, the sample size is key to making good insights here.

“Context is also important. A player’s stats might look good because their fixtures have been favourable and, therefore, they might not be sustainable if their upcoming fixtures are much tougher (and vice versa). It’s also worth looking at a team’s performance as a whole. A player can have good looking stats but, if their team is struggling, they’ll face an uphill battle each Gameweek to convert them into FPL points.

“Finally, it’s important to remember that good stats don’t always tell a positive story. For example, a defender ranking highly for, say, headed clearances could indicate that they play for a team that is frequently under defensive pressure and, therefore, at greater risk of conceding. So, when looking at defenders, in particular, it’s often best to look at the team first, and how defensively solid they are overall, before considering the stats of individual players.”

Question 3 – Lejuan

Mostafa: How long should we keep faith in James Maddison?

“Even though I don’t own Maddison I’ve been very impressed with him the last two games I’ve watched.

“He has provided some very good chances that his team-mates have been close to scoring.

“Two specific examples are Vicente Iborra’s header against West Ham that was straight at the goalkeeper, and his rebounded shot which Jamie Vardy saw handled by Sol Bamba.

“So if I did own him I’d keep him for at least the next four gameweeks where he has some really good fixtures. A home match against Burnley in Gameweek 12 looks particularly appealing.”

Question 4 – Ben

Jpkelly2: Who is best replacement over the next four to six weeks for an off-the-boil Aleksandar Mitrovic?

“It’s hard to judge a Mitrovic replacement without knowing the rest of a team and money in the bank. If someone is eyeing up a mid-priced midfielder and in need of a bit of money, Mitrovic to Jiménez could help.

“The Wolves forward offers good value but I found it frustrating owning him and changed last week to Arnautovic.

“Arnautovic is, without doubt, the best pick, assuming you don’t own him already. If you need a bit of money to get him I’d downgrade the weakest link elsewhere in your team to make it possible.

“Wilson is the man on fire at the moment and while it can’t be considered a bad move to go for him given his form over 11 Gameweeks, I feel Bournemouth’s form is due to dip. In part because of fixtures and also because they’re a team who seem to play in cycles and average out in the end to a solid mid-table finish.

“Personally, Murray isn’t for me although some returns would be likely. I’d rather look to find the money to upgrade to Vardy (fixtures) or Morata (Sarri’s latest enlightened pupil?).

“If money’s tight, you own Arnautovic already and are looking for something different, Zaha could be a shout. Spurs and Man United aren’t looking great defensively and after that, his fixtures become enticing, especially as he’ll be one of the most nailed forwards over the Christmas period.”

Question 5 – Lejuan

Victor Valov: Richarlison or Gylfi Sigurdsson (or both)?

“I think there could be a strong argument for either Richarlison or Sigurdsson.

“The Icelandic international has been on a really nice run lately and is getting into great scoring positions, which is in addition to his fantastic creative ability.

“I do, however, feel Richarlison has more potential and could hurt you more with his ownership. He’s cheaper too.

“If you don’t own either and don’t have a great rank then Sigurdsson would be my choice to propel you upwards.”

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1,403 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Flameofmen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Any advice?
    3.2m itb one free transfer and still got wildcard
    Mendy robertson alonso bennet wan bissaka
    Hazard b.silva martial walcott stephens
    Kane arnie vokes

    1. _figu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Walcott to Mane

      1. GloryManUnited
        1 month, 5 days ago

        This

  2. toerag
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    what is the best time to do free hit??

    3 nailed on wins?

    1. *sigh*
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Blank game week 33

      1. El Fenomeno R9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Why 33,isnt it GW31 or 35 always?

    2. _figu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Blank game week

    3. Rage Against The Raheem
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Would be best to play it later in the season when you get a week with less fixtures due to FA cup.

      1. toerag
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        ty all

    4. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      the week when 1cm of snow brings the UK to a halt

      1. Rage Against The Raheem
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 5 days ago

        I have never understood why we can't handle a bit of snow when places like Russia, Canada, Sweeden etc etc handle it all year long. We get the wrong kind of snow i guess....

        1. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          those countries build their infrastructure with that in mind, it wouldnt be cost efficient for the UK to do the same when it occurs so infrequently.

          1. Rage Against The Raheem
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 5 days ago

            That makes sense, it is just annoying when the country shuts down due to frozen water though. Mind you i do actually like a bit of snow as it makes everything look so nice.

        2. Brooksy86
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Siberia is -40 most of the year and people live there... Let that sink in...

            1. Brooksy86
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Village recorded a temp of -70 C... Ouch. Nothing like the winds on the Pennines though...

    5. Shah G
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I am planning to navigate blank GW with planning, couple of hits and play 9/10 (like we used to before FH chip) then use my FH in GW 38..

      1. Hits from the Bong
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Don’t you lose 50% of the value of the free hit chip if you don’t then have your team revert back for the following week?

  3. Tmel
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Fabianski
    Alonso Walker Robertson
    Hazard Sterling Fraser Maddison
    Kun Arnie Ings
    (Stek Rich Doherty AWB)

    0.1ITB & 2FT

    Any suggestions how to get Mane or Salah in using 2/3 transfers without taking out Haz, Sterling or Kun? Would be short term as will WC soon

    1. toerag
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      alonso and maddison to mane and cheapie (wolves)

    2. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      you need to free up what 3mln or so to upgrade one of madi or richi to mane.
      its not possible without hits if you want to keep the big players. is it worth a hit in addition to losing players who should do well this week like maddi or Alonso? probably not.

    3. Ghost Gooner
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Get another 3 million 😆

  4. Viper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    I just noticed my rank went up by 1k Monday night with 1 point from Mitrovic & no autosubs.

    Very strange.

    1. wildnothing
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Don't think there were many autosubs this gw and many teams don't own any players from Fulham/Hudds.

    2. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      1 point separating 1,000 places (of those teams without mitro) sounds about right.
      autosubs didnt really kick in this nearly all players in the template played.

    3. Rage Against The Raheem
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I went 3k down from Sunday since i had no points on Monday. What a point can do...

      1. Skid Vicious
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        That's tough. I went up 300 places or so with mitros farewell.
        Now on 20,220. Easy remember.

        1. Rage Against The Raheem
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Wasn't that bothered about the 3k tbh, OR rose by 130k this game week. I also dropped 130k the week before that. This game is full of up's and downs, or swings and roundabouts as i like to say.

        2. Hits from the Bong
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Wow, it’s slow work at the top. Not to brag, ahem, but I’ve gained 500,000 places in the last 2 gameweeks. Chilling in 245,000ish place now.

    4. toerag
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      lots of people with no one playing, all on same score.
      mine only went up a little bit 😉

    5. Ghost Gooner
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Haz blocked autosubs

    6. Viper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      God imagine what a Mitrovic haul could have done so

      1. toerag
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        i know - top 1000 was my dream lol

      2. Skid Vicious
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        That was my dream.

    7. Inazuma X1
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I gained 9k

  5. Parm
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Feel for non-Arnautovic owners going into Huddersfield looking at these highlights from the Burnley game, such a well-rounded player, far too much quality to stay at West Ham for any longer.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUjn3RpkcKY

    1. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      he is quality, but which team would he get into in the top 6 though?
      would he be happy being an impact sub at a top club or the main man at west ham.
      chelsea maybe?

      1. Parm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        He doesn't have to stay in England.

        1. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          UK teams pay much higher wages vs the continent though, so again the only teams who could compete for his signature would be the likes of Juve, Munich, Real, Barca etc. Thats even more unlikely

    2. toerag
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      stop. i couldnt get him this week

    3. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Great Video. I like the bit where Arnie practically dropkicks the keeper

    4. Hits from the Bong
      1 month, 5 days ago

      No way. He’s playing the best football of his career at West Ham. He’s settled and remarkably consistent, despite his previous reputation elsewhere. He’s also too old for anyone to spend close to what he’s worth, which is a hell of a lot to us, as we’d probably be relegated without him.

      1. Dr. Rog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        dont you think the direction of travel is pretty good for WHM?
        great stadium, quality manager, transfer market activity is picking up.
        they look like a top 10 side to me with an upward trajectory over the coming seasons

        1. Hits from the Bong
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Yeah that was the plan. But the stadium is still a big miss with most, and the team has underperformed, despite tough fixtures. Nice to spend some money for a change but we still need some proper pace and power in the middle of the park. The performances of Rice have helped massively though.
          I’m still confident there will be some more upwards trajectory on the horizon but West Ham are never that far from a crisis.

    5. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 5 days ago

      As a player you should want to play internationally... Will WHU qualify for Europa League?

  6. El Fenomeno R9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    So Mou could be out this weekend,loses to Juventus and City might be too much.

    1. Ghost Gooner
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Conte waiting in the wings? 😯

      1. Bada Bing
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Even Conte would be a virtual ray of sunshine and a barrel of laughs after the constant negativity and moaning by Mou.

    2. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      bookies favourite by far is Zidane.

  7. Aubaaaaa
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Thoughts on rotation risk in liverpool’s squad this weekend? Robbo, Salah and Mane all played 90 minutes. Besides, Shaqiri didn’t even travel for the CL game and would be fresh for this weekend. He could easily start ahead of Salah or Mane?

    1. lespaul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      He's been played in midfield

    2. wildnothing
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I think both Mané and Salah will start. It's many days rest before the Fulham game. Shaqiri might play for someone else.

    3. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      if they won perhaps. but Liverpool will want to recover from the draw at arsenal and loss in the CL.
      can see him going full strength, at least until the game is won.

      1. toerag
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        this

  8. johnthepg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Is Mitro likely to drop tonight?

    1. Rage Against The Raheem
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Not tonight, will happen tomorrow night.

    2. toerag
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      hes on -78, prob tomorrow

    3. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      slows down to a crawl midweek, but definetly by Friday close

    4. Ghost Gooner
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      fplstatistics.co.uk/Home/IndexAndroid

  9. wildnothing
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Can I save my ft and play the team below?

    Fabianski
    Mendy TAA Balbuena
    Hazard Salah (c) Kenedy Murphy Sterling
    Agüero Mitrovic

    4.0 - Jimenez Doherty AWB

    Don't like the double up on Hammers defence. I will fix that next week and also upgrade either Murphy or Kenedy.

    1. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      im doubling on hammers and wolves defence. they rotate, so you always get a favourable fixture (think it doesnt hold true for like 2 GWs between now and the end of the season)

      1. Hits from the Bong
        1 month, 5 days ago

        As a West Ham fan, I think it’s brave to double on defence. Fixtures are amazing but clean sheets have been hard to come by, Balbuena does have one big chance a game though.

        1. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          yeah its foolhardy but I rationalise it the same way. Balbuena has goal threat, Fabi has save points. In reality they are cover for Pat/Doherty most of the time.

    2. wildnothing
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Should be Arnautovic and not Mitrovic in my team above. Thank god.

      1. Bada Bing
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Thank your lucky stars. Those two "Vics" are miles apart in quality. Arnie is irritating with his wannabe Zlatan antics, but Mitro is just a lumbering oaf.

  10. Gentle_Turks
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Anyone remember how much Mitro was on Fplstats the other night when he fell? I know he fell unexpectedly but don't know where Fplstats had him.

    1. ANISH_T28
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      97% or something near there

      1. Gentle_Turks
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Ah not such a surprise then. The way some were talking on here I thought he must have been on -80 or so when he fell.

    2. Bada Bing
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      He seems to be dropping like a stone. I got him for 7.0 just a few weeks ago and he's already dropped three times. After his latest 1 point flop I had enough and sold him for Wilson. Honestly I would rather have anybody else but him now.

      1. Gentle_Turks
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Me too. Selling this week but want to see tomorrows CL games before I do. But if he's dropping tonight then I'll pull the trigger.

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      They say no error for Mitrovic.

      1. Gentle_Turks
        1 month, 5 days ago

        You lost me.

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Over 100

          1. Gentle_Turks
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Right. Cheers.

    4. Viper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Looks like he'll survive tonight

  11. TerryVenables
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Is Diangana worth 0.1m more than Hojbjerg?

    1. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      probably yes, could lose his place when noble comes back though but even so would expect him to still have cameo roles. depends what you want from a 4.5 player - a solid 2pts or a 1pt with upside potential...

    2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Probably yes

  12. Viper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Is Murray over Wilson madness?

    Murrays fixtures are perfect but I just can't find the stats to back it up. Wilsons fixtures are almost the opposite

    1. AF90
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I’ve got the same dilemna but also considering Jimenez & possibly Zaha (guaranteed 90 & fixtures improve soon)

      Own Brooks so not keen on B’mouth double up even though I should probably play safe & get Wilson with his high ownership! Personally don’t fancy Murray!

    2. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      not madness. I dont think Wilson will sustain his form (although we've been here before - Adam, Michi, Ramsey, etc)

  13. Teahupo'o
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Best way to get Arnautovic in?

    Patricio
    Robertson Mendy Alonso
    Salah Bernardo Hazard Richarlison
    Aguero Jimenez Success

    (Begovic, Femenia AWB Stephens)
    1FT 1ITB

    A) Bernardo Success ➡ Barkley Arnautovic -4
    B) Alonso Success ➡ Chillwell Arnautovic -4
    C) Bernardo Jimenez ➡ Anderson Arnautovic -4

    1. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A probably. But is this a better option than Barkley? Milner? Delefeu? Lamela?

      1. Teahupo'o
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Cheers. Yeah, slim pickings with A. It's exact cash.

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      C for me

    3. lespaul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A

    4. Teahupo'o
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Thank you all.

  14. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Pure speculation I know but just for interest for anyone thinking of playing Salah TC v Fulham if Spurs, Chelsea, Man City or Arsenal get to League cup final on 24 Feb then games postponed in week 27 would be

    Spurs away to Burnley
    Chelsea home to Brighton
    City away to Everton
    Arsenal home to Southampton

    So these games would be moved to a double game week. In previous seasons these tend to be in weeks 31, 33 or 34.

    For Spurs this could be home to Palace in week 31, home to Brighton in week 33 or home to Huddersfield in 34.

    For Chelsea would be away to Everton week 31, home to West Ham in 33 or away to Liverpool week 34.

    For City would be away to Man United week 31, home to Cardiff week 33 or away to Palace week 34

    For Arsenal would be Wolves away week 31, away to Everton week 33 or away to Watford week 34

    Hope Spurs make final! Kane TC great option if this speculation works out.

    1. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      good effort mate

    2. Tony Moon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Good post. Cheers

    3. wulfranian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      cheers mate

    4. The Rumour Mill
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Great post but loads triple captained Kane for a DGW of Swansea and West Ham last season and the guy got 3 points. He's the most fickle, inconsistent, trolling premium asset I have ever encountered in FPL history.

      He was at it again tonight, 2 goals, really useful that. Where the f*uck was that when you were at home to Cardiff 5 weeks ago?? FICKLE.

      1. Smurf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        To be fair he got three points because he was suffering from injury.

    5. noquarternt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Omg DGW

  15. Inazuma X1
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    What happened to all the Mitro love that was there in the beginning of the season?

    Poor lad is being abused too much on here recently xD

    1. johnthepg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      They stopped playing to his strengths.

    2. AF90
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Had him since GW1 & was going to keep & bench this week so I had him for Southampton GW13 but with 4 yellows he has to go. GW17 looks a good time to get him back!

  16. Tamagotchi Massacre
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Urgh gawd. Scoutcast is a Sterling fest. I'm totally on board with him and have been one of his vocal supporters but honestly, what is there at this stage to talk about and to learn about him. We know pretty much everything we need to. Was really hoping to learn something about a fringe or emerging player.

    1. kawaiii
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I agree. The Scoutcast is becoming predictable.
      Some other podcasts are more thought provoking these days.

    2. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      the problem an overly obsessive focus focus on the flavour of the week which is effectively accentuating the knee jerk
      when really they should be tempering it if anything

    3. The Rumour Mill
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I thought the scoutcast as a whole was really good, especially the bit on the fixture swing. The Sterling section was the weakest part though, we had the exact same section 2 weeks ago when Sterling was the player in focus then! Twice in 3 weeks is a bit much. Hving said that it did segway into the Liverpool chat and some thoughts on structure which was a really good part.

      1. Dr. Rog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Sterling vs Mahrez will be like Aguero vs Jesus last season

        1. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Aguero vs Jesus was a thing?

  17. Too Mane Men
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Currently have just enough ITB to do Fraser + Mitrovic to:

    A) Hazard + Kamara
    B) Mane + Jimenez

    Any advice?

    1. johnthepg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      B

    2. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I think B, with Jiminez having a couple of very good fixtures coming up

      1. Where has all the rum gone?
        1 month, 5 days ago

        hey big how is your season going so far?

  18. johnthepg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    A) Mitro & Foster > Arnie & Button (-4) OR
    B) Mitro > Murray

    Current team

    Fabs Foster
    DRAM + WanB
    Salah Hazard Maddi Rich Stephens
    Kun Success Mitro

    Plan to use WC during IB

    TIA

  19. Hits from the Bong
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Blue wave incoming..

    1. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      think you are better off captaining red this week

    2. Gentle_Turks
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Don't jinx it....

  20. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Would you dump shaw this gw for a hit? Tempted by shaw > taa/ Chilwell

    Patricio McCarthy
    Alonso Laporte shaw awb bennett

    1. True Deadzoner
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I would

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Cheers. For taa or Chilwell?

    2. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      digne worth a look. he is top of all my stats tables for creativity

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Not the best fixtures though with che and liv away in the next 3.

        1. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          and two bad ones in 18/19 as well, but after that its all good
          watchlist for me currently

  21. chrisdale98
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Do I take a hit to bring in mane and arnautovic for Bernardo and mitro or do one of them and wait for the wildcard?

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Take the hit.

  22. True Deadzoner
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Anyone here play Free Hit this week? Want Mane vs Fulham, could be another Sterling 21p pointer

    1. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      if you can make better use of it then to punt on 1 player
      that chip is probably the most valuable of the lot as it can turn a 12 point week into a 50.

      1. True Deadzoner
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        but will we have a 12p-week?

        1. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          depends how the fixtures pan out and whether the big teams go far in the cup competitions
          weather can happen as well

  23. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Hi, anyone doing Sterling --> Salah this gw?

    1. Ronnie Hotdog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Nope. As a Sterling + Aguero owner I'd rather do Aguero -> Salah.

  24. Pierce34
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    As a Richarlison owner I'm not thrilled by the lack of a yellow flag and the imminent price rise. If Silva says that he's unavailable for the weekend then Richarlison will be the one to sell to bring Arnautovic in, and will then cost more to buy him back later...

    1. FFPro
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      As a non owner looking to get him in next gw it's frustrating as I'll be priced out when he rises.

      He really should be flagged based on the quotes.

      1. Pierce34
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Agreed. And it's the same for me essentially - if he's unfit and I sell, I sell at 6.7 and will then have to buy back at 6.9 (or 6.8 if I'm lucky) instead of at the same price.

        1. FFPro
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          He'll probably be fit tbh but doesn't mean he isn't a doubt and worthy of a yellow flag.

  25. Mortiis
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Ryan
    Mendy Alonso TAA
    Hazard Salah Richarlison Fraser
    Aguero Mitrovic Wilson

    Hamer Wan-Bissaka Bennett Hojbjerg

    Thinking of doing Mitrovic to Arnautovic
    And TAA to 5.6 (or below) or Fraser to Lamela
    Have 2ft and 1.0 itb

    1. sunnyh
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      TAA to chilwell and pocket the change?

  26. rainy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Price Changes - 7th November 2018

    🔺  Richarlison (6.9)

    🔻  Walcott (6.3), Tosun (6.6), Cavaleiro (5.2)

    1. Darth_Krid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Thanks!

      It’s never Tosun to see Walcott falling...

      1. mysterion
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Only the rich would be so cavalier about a price fall...

    2. wulfranian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      cheers

    3. Ravager
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Thank you

    4. Hits from the Bong
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Cheers

    5. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Cheers Rainy!

    6. french holiday
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Any Chelsea assets going to rise in price?

      1. rainy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Barkley looking likely...

        http://www.fplstatistics.co.uk

    7. fclackless [RoboKlopp]
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 5 days ago

      cheers

  27. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Going with Hazard(c) this weekend. Liverpool have looked poor latlely. With wins only against Hudds, Cardiff and Red Star in their last 9.

    1. Pierce34
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I've been toying with the idea of Hazard instead of Mane, but then I remember that Fulham allowed Huddersfield to score their first home goal since April 😀

    2. sunnyh
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      correct me if I'm wrong, but I dont think liverpool has given up more than 1 goal in a prem game this season?

      Would be cautious doing this, but could pay off if Haz explodes

    3. noquarternt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Good luck mate. Think Liverpool needing a win v Fulham at home is about as much of a gimme as you can get.

  28. sunnyh
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Would it be crazy to do Aguero + Camarasa --> Mane + Jimenez?

    Would give me this for next GW. Then Sterling in for the home game against BOU

    Fab/Ryan
    RAM
    Maddison - Richa - Salah - Mane - Haz
    Jimenez - Arnie

    Thoughts are appreciated!

    1. Nobodinho
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Good punt could work out this week

  29. slavkob
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    So is Salah TC gonna be used by some decent amount of people here?

    1. Pierce34
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I hope so 😉

  30. Nobodinho
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    AWB or Doherty first sub if Robertson is benched?

    1. sunnyh
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Doherty

      1. Nobodinho
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Cheers mate.

    2. Uncle Gamst
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Why would Robertson be benched?

      1. Nobodinho
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Just in case. He was rested against Cardiff.

        1. Uncle Gamst
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          I'm hoping he plays Sunday with international break afterwards as my two sub defenders play Arsenal away and Spurs home