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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.

Make sure you submit your question in the form below to consult our panel.

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Ben Crabtree – The proud Evertonian who was the overall winner of FPL in 2016/17.

FPL Family – The popular married couple who play FPL together, running a YouTube channel and Twitter account to document their battles.

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  1. YEAH PITCH!
    5 months, 6 days ago

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

    1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Yes, maybe 2 goals from him today

      1. YEAH PITCH!
        5 months, 6 days ago

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

    2. DA Minnion
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Yeah he's owes us big time.

    3. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 6 days 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
      5 months, 6 days ago

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

      1. YEAH PITCH!
        5 months, 6 days ago

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

  2. Junior ⚽
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Martial/Kamara to Rashford/

    1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Do it for Camarasa

      1. Junior ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        0.1 off

        1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 6 days ago

          Then maybe Hojberg

          1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 6 days ago

            Or Puncheon

            1. Junior ⚽
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 6 days ago

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

              1. b82rz
                5 months, 6 days ago

                With Brighton and Burnley at home next?

    2. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      McNeil looks interesting

  3. DA Minnion
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

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

    1. The Enlightener
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Probs

    2. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Jimenez probably

    3. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Yes, Jimmy

      1. Lambert Is A Goal Machine
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        And if you already have Jimmy?

    4. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 6 days 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
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

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

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

    1. DA Minnion
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

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

      1. Jafooli
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        😮 😛

    2. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Like the West Ham v Arsenal goal fest yesterday?

    3. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

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

    4. Ghost Gooner
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

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

  5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 6 days 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. Marvinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      I really don't rate Keane at all.

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 6 days 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
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Fraser-time...

  6. yakirh
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Score prediction for Everton vs Bournemouth?

    1. Billybigspuds
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      3-1 to Everton.

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      2-3

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        3-2 *

    3. BigRedDog
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 6 days ago

      5-1 Eve

    4. Jafooli
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      7-6

      1. Jafooli
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        *6-7

    5. DA Minnion
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      0. 1 to Bournemouth.

    6. tiger
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      2-1 Everton

    7. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      3-3, all in one half

      1. Pap Le Cissier
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        They don’t play Watford every week 😉

    8. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      0-0

    9. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      1-1

    10. Hakim Ziyech
      5 months, 6 days 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
      5 months, 6 days 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…
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

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

    1. Jafooli
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

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

    2. Mysterion
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 6 days ago

      I thought dinosaurs were extinct...

    3. Pap Le Cissier
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      No, I’m out and about.

      What was the summary?

    4. danishdynamite
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 6 days 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
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Nope. What was said?

      1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 6 days 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
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

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

      1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        😆

  8. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

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

    1. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      I wouldn't be surprised.

    2. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Are you there? 😯

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        😆 is that is you in the grav?

        1. Jᴀʀᴠish
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 6 days ago

          Sexy fecker ain't I 😉

          1. Jafooli
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 6 days ago

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

            1. Jᴀʀᴠish
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 6 days ago

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

              1. Jafooli
                • 7 Years
                5 months, 6 days ago

                Ha, nice fun fact....

    3. Jafooli
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Rashy?

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

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

    4. Mysterion
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Did you start them?

    5. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Could be Sanchez Lukaku Rashford then.

    6. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

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

      1. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        Fortunetly I've just sold him

        1. Rash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 6 days 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
      5 months, 6 days 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
      5 months, 6 days ago

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

    9. Ginkapo FPL
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

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

    10. Brosstan
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Wouldnt surprise me as a Martial owner...

    11. The Big Fella
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 6 days 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
        5 months, 6 days ago

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

      2. Pierce34
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

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

        1. Pierce34
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 6 days ago

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

        2. The Big Fella
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 6 days 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
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 6 days 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
      5 months, 6 days 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…
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Maybe a change of formation?

    14. b82rz
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Nonsense

  9. noahzark22
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 6 days ago

    I feel a Digne 0-2 pointer today

  10. Paratrooper
    5 months, 6 days 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
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

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

      1. danishdynamite
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

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

    2. noahzark22
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 6 days 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
        5 months, 6 days 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
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Sorry, for got to reply to OP

      Stick with Mitro IMHO

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

  11. Jafooli
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

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

    1. Ghost Gooner
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

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

  12. Tsparkes10
    5 months, 6 days 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
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Bednarek, I am doing the exact move

    2. Paratrooper
      5 months, 6 days ago

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

  13. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 6 days 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
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 6 days ago

      I think Lucas Perez is free

      1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

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

      2. Hits from the Bong
        5 months, 6 days ago

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

    2. The Big Fella
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 6 days 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
        5 months, 6 days 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
          5 months, 6 days ago

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

    3. danishdynamite
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 6 days 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
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    No martial today lads according to MEN

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      So Lukaku up top and Rashford on the left??

      1. Giggs Boson.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

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

        1. Jafooli
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 6 days ago

          Rashy in the middle?

          1. Giggs Boson.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 6 days ago

            Maybe. Think he's nailed on regardless.

        2. Twisted Saltergater
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 6 days ago

          Sanchez didn’t travel, I think

          1. Giggs Boson.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 6 days ago

            Oh ok, that's disappointing.

            1. Brosstan
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 6 days ago

              Hes injured

    2. Jafooli
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      What are the women saying?

      1. Jafooli
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        For gender balance and all that....

      2. Mysterion
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 6 days ago

        No martial today lassies

      3. The Enlightener
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        And the children?

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 6 days ago

          we mustn’t forget the children!

          1. The Enlightener
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 6 days ago

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

        2. The Big Fella
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 6 days ago

          Will somebody please think of the children!

      4. Jᴀʀᴠish
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        Lol

      5. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

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

        1. Jᴀʀᴠish
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 6 days ago

          True - I definitely would.

          1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 6 days ago

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

            1. Jᴀʀᴠish
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 6 days ago

              :')

    3. b82rz
      5 months, 6 days ago

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

  15. Sterling Malory
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 6 days 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
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Not even subtle...

      1. Sterling Malory
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        Wasn't meant to be

  16. CaTriEm
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Ri(C)harlison. Pray for me.

    1. The Big Fella
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

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

  17. french holiday
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 6 days ago

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

  18. Mind över Mata
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Is it worth keeping Haz?

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

    1. mhraja
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Pogba is better bet

  19. sovietrockettes
    5 months, 6 days 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
    5 months, 6 days ago

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

  21. The Big Fella
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    How both teams and their popular assets looking?

  22. nevins84
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 5 days 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
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Hazard/Filipe 》》》 Salah/(£5 MF?)