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FPL Breakfast Club – The Premium Debate

Join us for another episode of Fantasy Premier League Breakfast Club this morning.

We will be live from 11:15am on our YouTube channel, but you can also watch the show embedded in the article below.

Joe and David will be joined by Az today after he missed this week’s Scoutcast.

Having juggled moving house with his FPL plans over the last seven days we find out what he is looking to do in Gameweek 17.

We will also be discussing who the best captain is for the weekend, with Manchester City likely to rotate once again.

At 11:30am we will bring you the team news from the Etihad Stadium as the defending champions prepare to host Everton.

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1,376 Comments Post a Comment
  1. FDMS All Starz
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Sterling cap be palace surely

    1. SPorting
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      oooh aaar

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Nope

      Sterling starts league cup midweek
      Benched palace weekend
      Starts Leicester away following week
      Benched Southampton league game
      Starts Liverpool

      1. fr3ddy
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Lmao

      2. Özil
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        😆

      3. FULHAM 4 LIFE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        I wouldn't start trying to predict Pep tbh

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

          This!

      4. J T
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 4 days ago

        You’re really selling this aren’t you 😀

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          It’s important!

          1. J T
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 4 days ago

            The problem you have is Pep doesn’t always do the logical thing

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Which is why city captaincy should be avoided - don’t nessarily need to avoid their players mind you, but definitely avoid captaining

      5. PlumaPiedra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 4 days ago

        How are you so sure? I've read this message about 4 times per page so far...

  2. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Man, I'm sick to death of Pep and his effing rotation!! Sterling (c) on bench. Gameweek over already. Eff sake!!!!!

    1. SPorting
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      If you don't like to gamble, don't buy a ticket.

      1. Özil
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Quote worth remembering.

    2. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      If you don’t like the film, don’t buy popcorn.

    3. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      There will always be a decent chance of Sterling being benched. You hardly brought him in unaware of that? I mean this isn't in any way surprising.

      The hope is that he continues to not feature at all when he is benched, in which case captaining him isn't an issue as long as you have a good VC.

      1. F_Ivanovic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Not at all - Sterling seemed one of the most nailed attacking players earlier on in the season. He missed out 2 games that both (effectively) came after international fixtures. I wasn't expecting 2 benches within the space of 2 GWs

    4. korbendallas82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Every week.

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

      If you dont like the car, dont buy petrol.

    6. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      If you don’t have a microwave you can’t make the popcorn

    7. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      if you cant make like a tree, then dont leaf

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

    How long does it usually take for the game to finish updating?

    1. SPorting
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      20-30 mins

    2. Confused123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      30 mins to 45 mins max

    3. Demigod Mendy
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Took ages last time.

      35ish minutes on an average

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

    No Sterling and Stones means Richarlison and Digne for me.Come one you Blues.

    1. Demigod Mendy
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Combined 2 points incoming

      1. Suave EU
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        1 point. Richar blank with yellow.
        City 4 goals, Digne 0.

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

          See below.

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

        Nah.A cross from Digne and Richarlison goal,and a pen from Richarlison.

    2. The 5% Team
      1 month, 4 days ago

      For me it's Success and Camarasa...who are playing each other

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

        3-3 would be the best result for you.

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

    Even tho I sold this GW, Digne LWB now mmmmm

    1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Don't think sooo.Zouma in midfield I think

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

        Oh fair enough

  6. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    PL should go back to 15 player squads. Sick of this nonsense.

  7. Delhidynamo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Imagine this place if Kane's benched

    1. Van der Faart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Can't see it happening.

    2. Konstaapeli
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      add Auba & Son and there will be rage quits.

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

    This place.

    Sterling hauls and all the managers with Sterling are here gloating about how sane doesn't cover Sterling. Sterling benched and all the sane openers owners...

    Absolutely pathetic :0

    1. Tsparkes10
      1 month, 4 days ago

      It's getting boring. I went with Mahrez to flex on all

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

        I just own Sterling sane and Bilva and take the rough with the smooth :0

        1. Tsparkes10
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Chilling then

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

          Agreed. I'm still not complaining about (c) Sterling. 108 points from 6 game weeks (two weeks on the bench). I have Sane, but VC Auba for his mid-week rest and SOU look deplorable defensively.

  9. FDMS All Starz
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Scenes on here if sterling starts in the cup and rests vs palace

    1. The Red Devil
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      quite likely imo

    2. Leo10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      If he starts midweek I'm swapping to hazard

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      He will - Pep played Kun, KDB, Sané, Sterling v Bristol City last year

    4. Demigod Mendy
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      You can crack my nuts if that happens

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

      V possible

  10. Nabs Kebabs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Whoever did the team news for Man City is a fool...had Sterling on the left flank...we all know what Pep said last season about who plays on the left flank when Delph plays LB.

    1. Tsparkes10
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Sane has been sick at tracking back and tackling. His pace and power is more than sterling's in that sense... makes sense to me

      1. Nabs Kebabs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Fully agree but that's not the reason. Delph plays as a midfielder in possession aka an inverted fullback, so Pep wants an out and out winger to provide width on the left...if Sterling plays on the left, he'd want to always cut inside on to his right foot...so there'd be no width.

        1. Tsparkes10
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Ohhh I get you now. Sorry, thought you meant official team news and you had sterling starting lw. Soz bud... yh I agree, was always going to be sane

    2. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Cheers buddy! Always nice to meet a fan.

      1. Tsparkes10
        1 month, 4 days ago

        ?

      2. Nabs Kebabs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        wouldn't say fan lol

        1. Skonto Rigga
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Keep me posted on the other incorrect team news as the goes on. If I get more than five wrong I get sacked on the spot.

  11. Tsparkes10
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Can't wait for Laca go start uptop with Aubam out wide and Son to be benched. Gonna be hilarious

    1. Slouch87
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I hope that you're wrong.

  12. Zilla
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Sterling will probably get playing time anyway today

    1. Tsparkes10
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Defo

    2. FDMS All Starz
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Yup he doesn’t need the rest tbf think it’s more of giving Mahrez a chance to show what he got

  13. Dynamic Duos
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Aubameyang v Burnley is next week's (c) , forget Sterling

    1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Will auba play 100% tho if he plays midweek

    2. Konstaapeli
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Locked in!

  14. boc610
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    People should do time for selling a player who just got you 21 points

    1. FDMS All Starz
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Say this after the Utd game

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

        Two great fixtures after Utd. Sellers to be punished over the next three if not today.

      2. Tsparkes10
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Oh we will... salah against Jones, smelling, Mctominay or Bailly.. hahahaha

    2. Kevin de Blanke
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Best thing is, most people got Sterling in for him...so Salah already has 2 pts on Sterling even before they start

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

      Utd supporter we look weak at the back

      1. Depldax
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 4 days ago

        No one think Salah will be benched against Newcastle with Arsenal and City to come ?

  15. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    is it true sterling usually doesn't come on when a sub?

    1. Tsparkes10
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Nope

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

      What you don't have fpl statistics all of a sudden?

      *Groans*

    3. Dynamic Duos
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      True

    4. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Depends how the match is going.

  16. Tsparkes10
    1 month, 4 days ago

    All Mahrez owners unite!!!

    1. Irbox ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Why? Everton will be tight here

      1. Tsparkes10
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Exactly... little finesse on edge of box

      2. Nabs Kebabs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Cos he's starting.

        And how sure are you? No Gueye and a 2 man midfield of Siggy and Gomes. The thing that may save you is the 5 man defence which limits space in the channels that City love to exploit.

  17. ZoumasBloomers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 4 days ago

    I know Laporte and Sane won’t get me points because it’s not a UCL game. Laporte will probably end as the champs league top scored

    1. Özil
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I just sold Laporte so relax and enjoy your 15 pointer.

  18. Konstaapeli
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Not so mess with you all but...

    https://tinyurl.com/youvebeenpepped

    1. DAZZ
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      This gif makes me laugh, despite the fact iv’e been pepped this morning

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Ooops, I got Eriksen 😉

      2. Konstaapeli
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        It's a classic. Made that tinyurl last year. Still good value 😀

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I laughed hard at that

  19. ZoumasBloomers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Sterling doesn’t tend to come on.. however they’re always 4-0 up or so. If Everton manage to contain then I’d imagine him and Aguero will get a run out

    1. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Expecting kdb and Aguero to get a run out. So that leaves one spot

  20. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    anyone got richarlison first sub and sterling? what do you want to happen during the game. I don't know whether to want richarlison to do well or not as sterling sub lurking

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I'd want Richarlison to do well with Sterling staying on the bench. Pretty obvious innit.

      1. GOTHAM City F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 4 days ago

        But if he scores then sterling may not be on bench for long

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          This

        2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          exactly, it's a bad situation

        3. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Man City 5 - Everton 3

          Richarlison hattrick and 3 baps

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

            😆

          2. GOTHAM City F.C.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 4 days ago

            :p
            I don't own sterling and I'm playing richarlison, so I'll definitely like that 😉

    2. XabiAlonso
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Hoping sterling comes on to score a consolation after rich has scored 2 and Wilson gets 0 mins for Bournemouth

  21. Valar(Keith)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Looks like sterling to Hazard next week to give me a safe captaincy alternative.. That being said next week will now be the week Sterling hauls since he dint start today

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Strap that knee

  22. Brosstan
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Another game week ruined. Thanks Pep

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      We discussed this being likely on Tuesday - Pep is a psychotic fraud of epic proportions

      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/19449459

    2. Slouch87
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Did he pick your team ?

      1. Brosstan
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        No but he picked players that ruin my team.

    3. boc610
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      You own city assets , you knew the risk thats clearly written in the small print

  23. Irbox ⚽
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Maybe finally people will believe my sentiments re: Sane being nailed with Mendy out. Pep needs him to create width and provide service with the left peg

  24. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    How long until it updates this GW? Took +60 minutes last week.

  25. XabiAlonso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Ronka knows

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Get your head out of his %÷×£ , some others sold Sterling to

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

        you have to earn respect...

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          All I need to do is get as many points as possible

      2. XabiAlonso
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Touched a nerve?

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Link

  26. J T
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Sterling back to Hazard started already

    1. The 5% Team
      1 month, 4 days ago

      always funny to look at fplstats on the first day of the new GW 🙂

  27. Sarcastic Warnock
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Likely City substitutes: Sterling, Agüero and ??

    1. J T
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Kdb

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Foden too if they are 2 or 3 up

    3. Tsparkes10
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Can see Foden or Stones getting a run depending on game

    4. 8ball
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Sterling usually does not play at all if he does not start

  28. SirStevieG
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Sane has now started 7 games in the past 21 days with NO rest and Pep benches Sterling AGAIN!!!

    What a freaking joke.

    1. J T
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Because he has 2 right wingers and 1 left winger?

      1. SirStevieG
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Either one can play left. If Xhaka can play freaking left back Mahrez can play left wing since he is a LEFT FOOTER.

        1. J T
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Maybe. But like I said Sane plays left and when Mendy is out he starts every game.

          Pep already said Mahrez & Sterling are competing for one spot.

    2. The Train Driver
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      That's why I have both, slim chance both get benched...

      1. The 5% Team
        1 month, 4 days ago

        same here

    3. The 5% Team
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Yeah, think lots of people were thinking that it would be other way round

    4. soup natsi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Sterling is overrated

      1. ZICO SENNA
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Said no one ever

        1. soup natsi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          I just did

          1. Roten Teufel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Actually, you typed it but it was still funny.

  29. altan8797
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    really starting to thing sterling is a waste of money. got him for 4 weeks and benched twice already. supposed to be a differential for my mini league as i am the sole owner

    1. J T
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      He’s the games top scorer so not a waste of money just bad timing on your part

      1. altan8797
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        it always is

      2. altan8797
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        and he is not btw:)

  30. Mo Mané Mo Problems
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    It would be funny if Sané goes off on 57’ for Sterling.

    1. J T
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      After a brace, lovely!

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Sterling is glued to bench

    3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      He can get subbed whenever after his haul