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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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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. Zombanksy
      2 months, 5 days ago

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

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

        Yes, maybe 2 goals from him today

        1. Zombanksy
            2 months, 5 days ago

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

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

          Yeah he's owes us big time.

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

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

          1. Zombanksy
              2 months, 5 days ago

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

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

          Martial/Kamara to Rashford/

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

            Do it for Camarasa

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

              0.1 off

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

                Then maybe Hojberg

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

                  Or Puncheon

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

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

                    1. b82rz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      With Brighton and Burnley at home next?

          2. Sgt Frank Drebin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            McNeil looks interesting

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

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

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

            Probs

          2. Sgt Frank Drebin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Jimenez probably

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

            Yes, Jimmy

            1. Lambert Is A Goal Machine
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              And if you already have Jimmy?

          4. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 5 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.

        7. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

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

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

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

              😮 😛

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

            Like the West Ham v Arsenal goal fest yesterday?

          3. Sgt Frank Drebin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

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

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

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

        8. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 5 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. Tonight! Live! Marvin!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            I really don't rate Keane at all.

            1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 5 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
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Fraser-time...

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

          Score prediction for Everton vs Bournemouth?

          1. Billybigspuds
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            3-1 to Everton.

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

            2-3

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

              3-2 *

          3. BigRedDog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 5 days ago

            5-1 Eve

          4. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            7-6

            1. Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              *6-7

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

            0. 1 to Bournemouth.

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

            2-1 Everton

          7. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 5 days ago

            3-3, all in one half

            1. Pap Le Cissier
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              They don’t play Watford every week 😉

          8. Sgt Frank Drebin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            0-0

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

            1-1

          10. Hakim Ziyech
              2 months, 5 days ago

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

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

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

          11. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 5 days ago

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

            1. Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

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

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

              I thought dinosaurs were extinct...

            3. Pap Le Cissier
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              No, I’m out and about.

              What was the summary?

            4. danishdynamite
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 5 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
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Nope. What was said?

              1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 5 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
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 5 days 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 months, 5 days ago

                😆

          12. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 5 days 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 months, 5 days ago

              I wouldn't be surprised.

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

              Are you there? 😯

              1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                😆 is that is you in the grav?

                1. Jᴀʀᴠish
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Sexy fecker ain't I 😉

                  1. Jafooli
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 5 days 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 months, 5 days ago

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

                      1. Jafooli
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 5 days ago

                        Ha, nice fun fact....

            3. Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Rashy?

              1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

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

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

              Did you start them?

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

              Could be Sanchez Lukaku Rashford then.

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

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

              1. Sgt Frank Drebin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Fortunetly I've just sold him

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

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

            9. Ginkapo FPL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

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

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

              Wouldnt surprise me as a Martial owner...

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

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

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

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

                1. Pierce34
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 5 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
                  2 months, 5 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
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 5 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
              2 months, 5 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…
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Maybe a change of formation?

            14. b82rz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Nonsense

          13. noahzark22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 5 days ago

            I feel a Digne 0-2 pointer today

          14. Paratrooper
              2 months, 5 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
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

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

                1. danishdynamite
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

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

              2. noahzark22
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 5 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
                    2 months, 5 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

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

                  Sorry, for got to reply to OP

                  Stick with Mitro IMHO

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

              3. Jafooli
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 5 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
                  2 months, 5 days ago

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

              4. Tsparkes10
                  2 months, 5 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
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Bednarek, I am doing the exact move

                  2. Paratrooper
                      2 months, 5 days ago

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

                  3. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 5 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
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      I think Lucas Perez is free

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

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

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

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

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

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

                        2. danishdynamite
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 5 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

                      4. Moshinp4p
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 5 days ago

                        No martial today lads according to MEN

                        1. Twisted Saltergater
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 5 days ago

                          So Lukaku up top and Rashford on the left??

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

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

                            1. Jafooli
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 5 days ago

                              Rashy in the middle?

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

                                Maybe. Think he's nailed on regardless.

                            2. Twisted Saltergater
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 5 days ago

                              Sanchez didn’t travel, I think

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

                                Oh ok, that's disappointing.

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

                                  Hes injured

                        2. Jafooli
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 5 days ago

                          What are the women saying?

                          1. Jafooli
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 5 days ago

                            For gender balance and all that....

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

                            No martial today lassies

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

                            And the children?

                            1. Twisted Saltergater
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 5 days ago

                              we mustn’t forget the children!

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

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

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

                              Will somebody please think of the children!

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

                            Lol

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

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

                            1. Jᴀʀᴠish
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 5 days ago

                              True - I definitely would.

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

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

                                1. Jᴀʀᴠish
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 5 days ago

                                  :')

                        3. b82rz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          2 months, 5 days ago

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

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

                          Not even subtle...

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

                            Wasn't meant to be

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

                        Ri(C)harlison. Pray for me.

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

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

                      7. french holiday
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 5 days ago

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

                      8. Mind över Mata
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 5 days 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 months, 4 days ago

                          Pogba is better bet

                      9. sovietrockettes
                          2 months, 5 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

                        • Tsparkes10
                            2 months, 5 days ago

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

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

                            How both teams and their popular assets looking?

                          • nevins84
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 4 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...

                          • mhraja
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            2 months, 4 days ago

                            Hazard/Filipe 》》》 Salah/(£5 MF?)