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Meet the Manager #8 – Kenneth Tang

Kenneth Tang’s Fantasy Premier League career history is nothing short of breathtaking.

A third of his 12 season finishes have been within the top 500 and a quarter within the top 200.

In total he has nine top 10,000 finishes and impressively almost broke into the top 100 during his first ever campaign, back in 2006/7.

In our latest Meet the Manager interview Kenneth reveals how close attention to the fixtures of the top six sides each year has been crucial to his success.

Wildcard timing is also vital, with his first of this season still to be played. Using his big-six fixture strategy he also explains why Gameweek 16 looks to be the optimum time to deploy this chip and ensure he marches up the overall rankings, perhaps even jettisoning his premium defence along the way.

As a veteran of FPL he explains how the advent of the second Wildcard saw the game change and forced him to tweak his strategy and planning.

The value of the eye test is also key for Kenneth. From his Hong Kong base he is able to regularly spend Saturday and Sunday nights watching matches, although with a new born baby this has not been as regular as previous campaigns.

The chat with Kenneth is available to view on Youtube here and in the embedded video below.

Previous Meet the Manager interviews:

Jay Egersdorff

Adam Hopcroft

Matthew Jones

Richard Clarke

Will Thomas

Philman

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  1. Jones Kusi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 months, 20 days ago

    Patricio

    Mendy Robertson Alonso

    Salah(C) Maddison Fraser Hazard(VC)

    Aguero Murray Jimenez

    4.0 Billing Doherty AWB

    2 FT, 0.3 ITB
    Good to go?

  2. The Real Big Vern
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    why is richarlison not flagged, when everywhere saying he was playing with injury and could be worse day after?

    Protecting coming price rise by any chance before somebody flags him?

    1. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Probably because he continued playing and scored 2 goals.

    2. KingOllie
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      mark needs a price rise

      1. The Real Big Vern
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        so everybody is saying!

  3. That Was Easy!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    TAA rest at the weekend looking awfully likely, yes?

    1. wulfranian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      yes

      1. That Was Easy!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        I suppose the same can be said for anyone else who's started the last two, he just seems the most replaceable.

    2. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Not really

      It depends on tonight and whether Lovren is fit

      1. That Was Easy!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        True, very much the preferred option. Matip won't get two games in a row, so it may very well be TAA-Gomez-VVD-Robbo for Fulham

        1. La Roja
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          Actually Lovren is out of squad so TAA chances of starting vs Fulham probably stronger

    3. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Lovren not in the squad so no real clue.

  4. aspilcueta
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    Looks like a Robertson rest at the weekend allowing Moreno to play, Salah off at 60 mins for Shaqiri and a Firmino hat trick.

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      and why do you think that?

      1. aspilcueta
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        Robertson is playing tonight, why bother playing him against Fulham? Even Moreno is capable of playing that game. Liverpool 'B' team should be able to wipe the floor with Fulham. Might as well use the game to manage the minutes of the important players.

        1. KingOllie
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          Wrong. Liverpool havn't been playing convincingly, they have a 2 week break. They will go full strength at HOME to fulham for the fans to lift the spirits after the dropped points vs Arsenal. They also need to improve their goal difference, Klopp will want a big win

          1. the Penman
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 20 days ago

            Maybe, but Jurgen knows Robertson will probably play 180 mins for Scotland. So might protect him in advance of that.

        2. thericeking
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          and the firminho hatrick?

          i agree but i dont know why.. feel it in me bones

          disclaimer: my bones are rarely right

    2. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Nah. International break innit, Jurgen will field strong side

    3. french holiday
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Robertson got his rest. He wont be needing any until Xmas.

    4. KingOllie
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Before a 2 week international break?

    5. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Expect Liverpool to go strong on Sunday - they need to win well and start making up a 13 goal deficit in the goal difference and this is exactly the sort of game they can do that in

  5. french holiday
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 20 days ago

    Can Salah/Mane match Sterling 's haul this week?

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 20 days ago

      unlikely prob won't even play both

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Mane hattrick

  6. Kosan11
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Hi guys, I got stuck with my bench for gw12.

      Fabianski
      Alonso I Laporte | Pereira
      Hazard | Salah I Fraser | Maddison
      Ings I Kun I Wilson

      Hamer I Richarlison I Duffy I Yedlin

      Who to bench? I am thinking to play Richarlison or Duffy, or both. Should I bench Laporte?

    • Stevie B
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      What to do with this lot?

      Foster (Fabianski)
      Robertson, Alonso, Laporte (Balbuena) (Wan-Bissaka)
      Salah (C), Hazard, Fraser, Richarlison (Hudson-Odoi)
      Agüero, Arnautovic, Wilson

      Thank you!

      1. wulfranian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        save

      2. BOATIES FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 months, 20 days ago

        Gtg

    • Zladan
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Liverpool Echo released that teamsheet 10 minutes early. Ian Doyle and James Pearce are new to follow on Twitter if you don’t already.

      Note you have to put up with other LFC related shite the rest of the time.

      2 FT used:
      Firmino to Sturridge
      Piccini to Robertson

      1 FT banked.

      1. Zladan
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 20 days ago

        *are ones to follow...

      2. La Roja
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        Who the heck is Piccini?

        1. Zladan
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 20 days ago

          £4.5m Valencia fella. Was a doubt for tomorrow night.

      3. KingOllie
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        Piccini gonna punish

    • Inazuma X1
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Pool starting XI?

      1. Zladan
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 20 days ago

        Firmino Gomez Fabinho out.
        Sturridge Matip Lallana in.

        1. La Roja
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          Gomez starts vs Fulham then

          1. Zladan
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 20 days ago

            Yep. Moreno too?

            1. La Roja
              • 7 Years
              5 months, 20 days ago

              Doubt it but you never know

              1. Zladan
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 20 days ago

                I own Robbo and TAA. Gomez, Lovren Moreno could all start with VVD at weekend.

          2. Dacra
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 20 days ago

            At CB or right back is the question...

    • Brosstan
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Aguero has absolutely insane xG and xA stats, while Sterling is currently massively overperforming. Think Im sticking with Kun after all.

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 months, 20 days ago

        I expect both to exceed 200 points, they are consistent scorers despite rotation fears - both could be the way forwards

        1. Jules Rimet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          5 months, 20 days ago

          this

        2. *sigh*
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          Where would you sacrifice money to afford both? Salah to Mane possibly but I still don’t trust Sadio as captain.

      2. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        I wouldn't say massively. Martial is an example of massively. Sterling's stats are excellent even without looking at the outcomes.

        1. Brosstan
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          Sterling has less expected points than D. Silva.

          1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 20 days ago

            Yes, and?

            1. Brosstan
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 20 days ago

              Hes massively overperforming.

      3. JasonG123
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        Sterling was actually directly on par with his xG and xA until the last game where this was blown out the water. Aguero does indeed have very strong xG and xA, but he's actually massively outperforming his xA.

        Also note that his xG and xA per 90 minutes often doesn't tell the full story if he's constantly subbed at 60 minutes. It was interesting that he played 90 on the weekend - if he's over any injury and continues to play 90 then he really does become essential. With him playing 60 you can afford to go without and go with Salah, Hazard and Sterling instead.

      4. *sigh*
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        No doubt Sterling is in great form but I’m keeping away from City mids. With Salah and Hazard good captain options in midfield and Kun up top it gives my team a good balance. Haven’t had a captaincy fail yet between those three.
        Aguero with Ederson and Mendy is the way to go for me.

    • EmreCan Hustle
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Salah, Mane and Sturridge in attack
      Matip and Lallana in
      Keita named on the

      benchhttps://pbs.twimg.com/ad_img/1059847040279154691/9UGh2IQ1?format=jpg&name=orig

        1. La Roja
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          Origi on bench lol

    • Inazuma X1
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Thoughts on this WC draft?

      Fab 4
      Duffy Doherty AWB Kiko Luiz
      Salah Mane Hazard Sterling 4.5
      Arnie Jimenez Wilson

      1. Jules Rimet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 months, 20 days ago

        Unbalanced 6/10

        1. La Roja
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          This

    • pelle9
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Does TAA playing tonight give us any indication wether he will start Vs Fulham at the wkend ?

      Thanks guys.

      1. Dacra
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        No really.

    • The Real Big Vern
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      can somebody explain to me who exactly decides which players are flagged or not? I assume that it is not one person who also plays the game and would therefore have a vested interest?

      1. KingOllie
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        Think his name is Mark Sutherns

      2. MTPockets
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        A team at fpl. Mark used to be part of it, but as he's standing aside for a while assume the same for that.
        https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/14448613

    • Jules Rimet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Which team will score most PL goals this season, and how many?

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 20 days ago

        City. 100+

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 20 days ago

          Jk. 60-80 maybe?

      2. Arctic monkeys
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        City
        Not sure

      3. Smurf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        City. And comfortably.

      4. KingOllie
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        City and will be near the 100 mark again

    • Maddamotha
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Liverpool play tuesday and then sunday. Its more than enough rest for the players to recover in that time

      1. Jimmy Floyd
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 months, 20 days ago

        Yeah agreed, see him playing full strength team, might take players off early if it’s 3 or 4 nil

    • Started from the bottom now…
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      What do you guys say after this weekends performances...

      Sterling + Mitro -> Salah + Success?

      Think I need more Liverpool cover. My team looks like:

      Fabi / Foster
      Mendy / Robbo / Luiz / Doherty / AWB
      Hazard / Sterling / Maddison / Richarlison
      Aguero / Mitro / Wilson

      2 FTs
      0 ITB

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        I agree you need Salah, but not sure about Success.

        1. Started from the bottom now…
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          What whould you do instead? I mean Mitro sucks at this stage 🙂

          1. EmreCan Hustle
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 20 days ago

            I think you need to do the transfers. But would have been better if you had a decent 5th midfielder? A solid 3-5-2?

            Who's your 5th mid?

            1. Started from the bottom now…
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 20 days ago

              Ah, my bad. It's Brooks.

    • Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Best option?

      A. Mitro to Wilson
      B. Mitro to Jimenez
      C. Keep Mitro, bench him on difficult fixtures and play Balbuena

      Thanks.

      1. *sigh*
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        A, long term

      2. EmreCan Hustle
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        A. Wilson form hard to ignore.

      3. The 5% Team
          5 months, 20 days ago

          I would say do Wilson...not great fixtures but he is in form. Mitrovic is pretty useless now, and you will continue to lose value on him

          1. Winston.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 20 days ago

            In A I need to downgrade Fraser to Brooks or Deulofeu....still worth it?

      4. EmreCan Hustle
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        Have a real problem with my transfers this week.

        Have 2FTs but no apparent need to change anything.
        1.4M itb. Not enough for any major upgrades.

        Current team

        Foster
        Robertson Alonso Cook
        Hazard Salah Richarlison Maddison
        Aguero Arnie Ings
        -------------------------------------------------------
        Hamer Ward AWB Bennett

        Can I use 1FT somewhere?

        A) Could upgrade Richarlison or Maddison but they have decent fixtures the following GW.
        B) Foster to Fabianski/Ryan?
        C) 0.4M short of Cook to Mendy(Manchester derby).
        D) Maybe Ward to some 4.5M player?
        E) Other suggestions?

        Thanks.

        1. *sigh*
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          I’d look to get Felipe Anderson.Watched West Ham game last week and thought he was very impressive.

          1. *sigh*
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 20 days ago

            Plus those fixtures!

          2. EmreCan Hustle
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 20 days ago

            Good shout. But would you remove Maddison ahead of Burnley or Richarlison with Cardiff at home next GW?

      5. Inazuma X1
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 20 days ago

        Think this will be LIV defense against Fulham.

        Moreno-VVD-Lovren-Gomez

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          I doubt it you still need basic organisation vs them to embarrass them Moreno probably has to miss iut

        2. TwiggsJameson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          No reason to rest Robinson really, as the following week is the international break.

          1. thericeking
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 20 days ago

            where hell probably play 180mins?

        3. EmreCan Hustle
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          Moreno vs Vietto or Schurrle? I don't think so.

        4. Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          sadly I agree, don't understand why Klopp didn't pick Moreno for this game ….…...bloody annoying as a Robertson holder, can only hope that LFC are 3-0 up by half time tonight and he removes Mane, Salah and Robertson......

        5. Zladan
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 20 days ago

          1 of TAA and Robbo should I play tbh.

          But based on tonight’s team sheet, there’s a possibility that could the back 4.

        6. KingOllie
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          Let me guess, you own VVD

        7. Smurf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          Is Lovren potentially injured having not been in the squad at all the last two games.

      6. The Real Big Vern
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        this is a serious question guys, it isnt just Mark Sutherns who decides when a player is flagged or not is it? Otherwise Im not paying for a site that has somebody with a massive vested interest in who he does or doesnt flag.

        Richarlison should be yellow flagged by now, but isnt. Is it because he is on the cusp of a price rise and Mark owns him??

        1. MTPockets
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          No. Have a read though link and it's responses at your previous post.

        2. Smurf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          What’s wrong with Richarlison?

          1. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            5 months, 20 days ago

            knock apparently not serious

          2. Smurf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 20 days ago

            Thanks.

        3. The Real Big Vern
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          so is that not enough to yellow flag him?

          1. Inazuma X1
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 20 days ago

            Don't see this anywhere else apart from that tweet?

        4. The Real Big Vern
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          but it came from his manager after the match and no news since so surely a yellow flag?

          FFFIX have him flagged

        5. Monkey Hanger
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          He twisted his ankle early in the game. Came off for treatment, went back on. Then scored twice and played 90. Suggests he is ok to me.

      7. ♤TeddyBear♤
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        Mitro to Bobby for the weekend seems a decent move now

        Thoughts?

        1. MTPockets
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          Certainly trumps Mitrovic.

          1. ♤TeddyBear♤
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 20 days ago

            Amen

        2. KingOllie
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          Mitro -> Quaner will yield similar points even

      8. french holiday
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 20 days ago

        No Shaqiri in the match day squad means that he may start vs Fulham. Are you bringing him in?

        1. XabiAlonso
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          Already have him mate are you getting him

          1. french holiday
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 20 days ago

            Not yet. May have to sell Maddinson

      9. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        So. What does it all mean for Liverpool XI vs Fulham?

        Best possible team in order to win after that defeat?

        Or the likes of Robertson could be on the bench?

      10. Jones Kusi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 months, 20 days ago

        Patricio

        Mendy Robertson Alonso

        Salah(C) Maddison Fraser Hazard(VC)

        Aguero Murray Jimenez

        4.0 Billing Doherty AWB

        2 FT, 0.3 ITB
        Gtg?

        1. thischarmingman
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          Nothing you want to change with one of 2FT? Or are you going for the "let one FT slide" achievement? Patricio has Arsenal, could swap him.

          1. Jones Kusi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            5 months, 20 days ago

            Well he has a tough fixture against Arsenal but after that he got some nice fixtures. I am unsure but I am thinking about it

        2. Jules Rimet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          5 months, 20 days ago

          Would swap pat as already got dockerty

          1. Jones Kusi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            5 months, 20 days ago

            Yes maybe but he has been good. Who would you replace him with? Fabianski?

      11. thischarmingman
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        Hey guys, bite the bullet, and take a hit for Mitro> Arnie here?

        Patrício
        Mendy, Robertson, Alonso,
        Hazard, Salah, Barkley, Richarlison, Fraser
        Mitrovic, Agüero

        Hamer, Wan-Bissaka, Kamara, Doherty

        Need to conjure up 0.3 to do it. Or are there other fwds worth looking at?

        1. Jules Rimet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          5 months, 20 days ago

          Would probably just go 4-5-1 with doherty

      12. thischarmingman
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        Psst, come over here.

        1. Jules Rimet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          5 months, 20 days ago

          Sub zero is that you?

          1. thischarmingman
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 20 days ago

            Scorpion! Thanks 🙂