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FPL Question Time – Consult our panel ahead of Gameweek 23

With only two more Gameweeks to contest in the rest of this month, January provides a little respite for Fantasy managers after the hectic festive period just gone.

There is plenty to consider ahead of next Saturday’s deadline and indeed in the medium term, be it blanks, doubles, the abundance of premium options, chip strategies or the fallout from this weekend’s matches.

Our rotating guest panel – which this week includes a former winner of Fantasy Premier League – are here to help answer any Fantasy-related queries you may have.

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  1. Zombanksy
    2 days, 9 hours ago

    Richarlison, we'll take a goal and assist mate.

    1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Yes, maybe 2 goals from him today

      1. Zombanksy
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        Fingers crossed bud. It's there for the taking I think.

    2. DA Minnion
      • 6 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Yeah he's owes us big time.

    3. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      A lot of those chasing me in my ML don't have him so would love a goal or 2 today

    4. _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Would love a double-digit score from him, CS from Digne would be most appreciated too!

      1. Zombanksy
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        Let's all send him positive thoughts guys lol. And Digne.

  2. Junior ⚽
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 days, 9 hours ago

    Martial/Kamara to Rashford/

    1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Do it for Camarasa

      1. Junior ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        0.1 off

        1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
          • 2 Years
          2 days, 9 hours ago

          Then maybe Hojberg

          1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
            • 2 Years
            2 days, 9 hours ago

            Or Puncheon

            1. Junior ⚽
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 days, 9 hours ago

              Seems the best cheap option. Think martial’s got to go

              1. b82rz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 days, 9 hours ago

                With Brighton and Burnley at home next?

    2. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      McNeil looks interesting

  3. DA Minnion
    • 6 Years
    2 days, 9 hours ago

    Best replacement for Wilson. 6.4 to spend.
    Jimmy the best option?

    1. The Enlightener
      • 5 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Probs

    2. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Jimenez probably

    3. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Yes, Jimmy

      1. Lambert Is A Goal Machine
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        And if you already have Jimmy?

    4. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      If Ings was fit, I'd be tempted on him. But Jimenez has been gold for me (got him at 5.5-5.6 though) so go for it.

  4. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 days, 9 hours ago

    Anyone else with Richarlison, Digne & Fraser for this one?

    Hoping for that goaliofest everyone’ Been talking about....

    1. DA Minnion
      • 6 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      No just first two so need Fraser to limp off after a minute having got a yellow card.

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        😮 😛

    2. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Like the West Ham v Arsenal goal fest yesterday?

    3. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Only the scottish Messi for me. What's the best place to hide?

    4. Ghost Gooner
      • 5 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Benched Fraser though. Thought his hammy issues would mean he gets benched

  5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 days, 9 hours ago

    Why on earth is Mina not starting? Zouma and Keane again, silva has lost the plot surely?

    Also what happened with the baines and Digne idea Silva threw out there. Thought that would be a viable option

    1. Marvin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      I really don't rate Keane at all.

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        very very dodgy and seems to have lost a bit of confidence lately. Mina whilst not great seems to give the defence a little more stability. Keane and Zouma partnership has been terrible

    2. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Fraser-time...

  6. yakirh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 days, 9 hours ago

    Score prediction for Everton vs Bournemouth?

    1. Billybigspuds
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      3-1 to Everton.

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      2-3

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 5 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        3-2 *

    3. BigRedDog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      5-1 Eve

    4. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      7-6

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        *6-7

    5. DA Minnion
      • 6 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      0. 1 to Bournemouth.

    6. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      2-1 Everton

    7. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      3-3, all in one half

      1. Pap Le Cissier
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        They don’t play Watford every week 😉

    8. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      0-0

    9. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      1-1

    10. Hakim Ziyech
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      1-3 Bournemouth hopefully. With Fraser's hat trick of assists and a Pickford's magestic own goal

    11. The Big Fella
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Hopefully 1-1 with two randoms doing the scoring or a continuation of the own goal-fest we had yesterday

  7. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
    • 1 Year
    2 days, 9 hours ago

    Anyone else see Richard Keys' absolutely challenged shout about Rafa Benitez and Newcastle's transfer window?

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Couldn’t see past his hairy hands.....

    2. Mysterion
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      I thought dinosaurs were extinct...

    3. Pap Le Cissier
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      No, I’m out and about.

      What was the summary?

    4. danishdynamite
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      That Rafa should use his own money? Yeah. Read it, remembered who Richard Keys is, moved on to something more in tune with Planet Earth

    5. The Big Fella
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Nope. What was said?

      1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
        • 1 Year
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        Danishdynamite got it. Said that if he really loved the club as much as he says, he should fund the window himself. Absolute idiot.

    6. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Ex-TVam presenters' opinions hold lots of weight. Wonder what Penny Smith and Mr Motivator think.

      1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
        • 1 Year
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        😆

  8. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 days, 9 hours ago

    Rumors in the press room at wembley of lukaku starting over martial, interesting if true.

    1. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      I wouldn't be surprised.

    2. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Are you there? 😯

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        😆 is that is you in the grav?

        1. Jᴀʀᴠish
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 days, 9 hours ago

          Sexy fecker ain't I 😉

          1. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 days, 9 hours ago

            Is it not that pie eating goalie who got sacked for betting on his game or advertising or summit...

            1. Jᴀʀᴠish
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 days, 9 hours ago

              No, though coincidentally I did go to the same school as him (albeit about 8 years earlier)

              1. Jafooli
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 days, 9 hours ago

                Ha, nice fun fact....

    3. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Rashy?

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        He's solskjaer's pet, he will surely start

    4. Mysterion
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Did you start them?

    5. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Could be Sanchez Lukaku Rashford then.

    6. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Buying martial a few weeks ago hasn't gone well for me.

      1. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        Fortunetly I've just sold him

        1. Rash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 days, 9 hours ago

          I was tempted to offload to siggy/rich time will tell if should have pulled the trigger

    7. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Just sold Tony.
      Shame either way - really wanted him to work out, lovely player.

      Presumably up top with Rashford (or just off him)? Juicy if so.

    8. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      At least it makes Arnie/Martial > Rashford/Whoever a very easy transfer this GW...

    9. Ginkapo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Bit wierd for Lukaku to be out wide. Maybe he is playing CM behind Pogba.

    10. Brosstan
      • 4 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Wouldnt surprise me as a Martial owner...

    11. The Big Fella
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Lukaku on the wing will be interesting. Did he play there during the World Cup for one match? I seem to recall he did but I don't know if my mind is playing tricks on me

      1. The Enlightener
        • 5 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        Can't see him on the wing. But I guess stranger things have happened.

      2. Pierce34
        • 3 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        Yes, he did vs. Brazil, and was pretty good too.

        1. Pierce34
          • 3 Years
          2 days, 9 hours ago

          But I would guess both Lukaku and Rashford would be up top if they were starting together.

        2. The Big Fella
          • 2 Years
          2 days, 9 hours ago

          Yeah I thought he did and also thought he did well, from what I remembered. I remember being surprised at how quick he was too.

      3. danishdynamite
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        No first touch, loves a failed slow-mno stepover, no eye for a pass, can't cross

        If OGS is trying to convince anyone that he hasn't a clue, this is exactly what he should do

    12. The Enlightener
      • 5 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      I have Martial, so yeah, it'll probably happen. And then I will rage quit this game and become a Shaolin monk.

    13. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Maybe a change of formation?

    14. b82rz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Nonsense

  9. noahzark22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 days, 9 hours ago

    I feel a Digne 0-2 pointer today

  10. Paratrooper
    2 days, 9 hours ago

    I think it's time i got rid of Mitrovic. I currently have Jimenez and Ings, I'm thinking of bringing in Rashford, others choices were Wilson or Arnautovic!! Thoughts??

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      I'd keep, he has good fixtures between GW33-38.

      1. danishdynamite
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        This is a joke, yes? IGood fixtures in 9 weeks time, so hold?

    2. noahzark22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Tough call. I've seen so many near goals from him over the last few weeks. I keep sticking with him in hopes he starts converting a few

      1. Paratrooper
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        Yeah he has definitely had chances hence why i've stuck with him, i guess i'll be patient as all 3 of my strikers have some favorable fixtures coming up. So tempted with Rashford though

    3. danishdynamite
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Sorry, for got to reply to OP

      Stick with Mitro IMHO

      He's getting decent chances, and the goals will come

  11. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 days, 9 hours ago

    Everytime Fraser has been flagged going into a game, he’s got a goal or assist. I think.

    1. Ghost Gooner
      • 5 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Benched him this time (got his haul last time though). I'm a bit worried tbh

  12. Tsparkes10
    2 days, 9 hours ago

    Current defence of Digne, Doh, AWB, TAA and Alonso... getting rid of Alonso to do Haz to Salah. Who do we reckon? Got a 5.5 budget... thought:

    Lindelof, Perreira, Davies or maybe even go Bednarek to save money?

    1. fenixri
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Bednarek, I am doing the exact move

    2. Paratrooper
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Go Pereira, good fixtures coming up and is a attacking defender

  13. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    2 days, 9 hours ago

    Who could be a good replacement for Arnie at West Ham?

    As a suffering fan I haven't the foggiest, but I'd put money on them not replacing him in this window.

    1. BigRedDog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      I think Lucas Perez is free

      1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
        • 3 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        Cripes.
        Well Noble rates him as the best finisher in training 🙂

      2. Hits from the Bong
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        Perez is hopefully being sold to a Spanish team according to ExWHUEmployee

    2. The Big Fella
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Perez and Chicharito with Anderson should get you enough goals until the end of the season and then look for somebody in the summer

      1. Hits from the Bong
        2 days, 8 hours ago

        Chicharito is pretty useless and always injured, Perez is hopefully being sold and Anderson is not a striker. Andy Carroll is, but will be injured again very soon.
        Stoke get 20% of Arnie’s transfer fee too, need more than £35million or we’d barely be able to afford a Solanke.

        1. The Big Fella
          • 2 Years
          2 days, 8 hours ago

          I hear Wilson may be available soon......

    3. danishdynamite
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Don't wrry. I'm sure the dildo brothers will find some fantastic way to spunk all the dosh on a donkey come deadline day

  14. Moshinp4p
    • 1 Year
    2 days, 9 hours ago

    No martial today lads according to MEN

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      So Lukaku up top and Rashford on the left??

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        Could be Lukaku on the right, cutting inside on his left foot. Then Sanchez LW.

        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 days, 9 hours ago

          Rashy in the middle?

          1. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 days, 9 hours ago

            Maybe. Think he's nailed on regardless.

        2. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 days, 9 hours ago

          Sanchez didn’t travel, I think

          1. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 days, 9 hours ago

            Oh ok, that's disappointing.

            1. Brosstan
              • 4 Years
              2 days, 8 hours ago

              Hes injured

    2. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      What are the women saying?

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        For gender balance and all that....

      2. Mysterion
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        No martial today lassies

      3. The Enlightener
        • 5 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        And the children?

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 days, 9 hours ago

          we mustn’t forget the children!

          1. The Enlightener
            • 5 Years
            2 days, 9 hours ago

            So innocent. May we protect them in our collective bosom. Forever.

        2. The Big Fella
          • 2 Years
          2 days, 9 hours ago

          Will somebody please think of the children!

      4. Jᴀʀᴠish
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        Lol

      5. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
        • 3 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        We're feminist here. Alex Scott is an FFS favourite 🙂

        1. Jᴀʀᴠish
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 days, 9 hours ago

          True - I definitely would.

          1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
            • 3 Years
            2 days, 9 hours ago

            I'm sure she'd be delighted if that profile pic is accurate

            1. Jᴀʀᴠish
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 days, 9 hours ago

              :')

    3. b82rz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      They’ve now changed the ‘Leaked’ starting XI three times

  15. Sterling Malory
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 days, 9 hours ago

    I've sneaked into the top 10k for the first time of the season, no Rich or Fraser concerns me with this one though.

    I'll settle for a 1-0 Everton win, last minute Digne free kick.

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Not even subtle...

      1. Sterling Malory
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 days, 8 hours ago

        Wasn't meant to be

  16. CaTriEm
    • 5 Years
    2 days, 9 hours ago

    Ri(C)harlison. Pray for me.

    1. The Big Fella
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Can't do worse than my Auba (c) yesterday

  17. french holiday
    2 days, 9 hours ago

    A Lukaku brace will set the FPL market in a frenzy.

  18. Mind över Mata
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 days, 9 hours ago

    Is it worth keeping Haz?

    I’ve no United and am tempted to shift him for Pog.

    1. mhraja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 days, 1 hour ago

      Pogba is better bet

  19. sovietrockettes
    2 days, 9 hours ago

    Losing ground to chasing ML opponent who has similar team value+Kane....would appreciate some advice

    A: Alonso>Bednarek Martial>Puncheon Arnautovic>Kane (-8) while retaining a 20 point lead
    B: Alonso>Bednarek Martial>Sane (-4) and hope Sane can somehow match Kane
    C: Save FT and hope Kane doesn't destroy me

    Fab
    Alonso Robbo TAA
    Salah (C) Haz Pogba Martial Rich
    Rashford Arnautovic

    0.0 ITB
    Bench: Guiata, Doherty, AWB, Ings

  20. Tsparkes10
    2 days, 8 hours ago

    Lindelof for next 4 gws then Perreira? Looks good fixture wise

  21. The Big Fella
    • 2 Years
    2 days, 8 hours ago

    How both teams and their popular assets looking?

  22. nevins84
    • 6 Years
    2 days, 2 hours ago

    I've fallen badly in rank over the last few weeks... Missing Salah and choosing Martial as my Utd attacker has gone horribly wrong..
    Are the below moves a bit much or should I just take the 2 hits and get on board...

    Martial Kane Wilson Sane OUT
    Salah Rashford Aguero Redmond IN
    -8

    Redmond will rotate with Jimi on bench...

  23. mhraja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 days, 1 hour ago

    Hazard/Filipe 》》》 Salah/(£5 MF?)