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FPL Question Time – Consult our panel ahead of Gameweek 26

Double Gameweek 25 is far from over (and indeed hasn’t even begun for Manchester City) but there is plenty for Fantasy managers to be thinking about going into next weekend and beyond.

Our rotating guest panel are therefore here to share their thoughts on any Fantasy-related queries you may have.

Be it blank Gameweeks, chip strategies, Eden Hazard, Son Heung-min, a Liverpool triple-up, budget defenders or anything else that’s dominating your thoughts, make sure you submit your question in the form below to consult our panel.

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Joe – A long-time contributor to these pages, Scoutcaster and host of our Meet the Manager video series. Joe came into Gameweek 25 ranked 10,185 in the world and has seven top 10k finishes to his name already, one of which was an OR of 840 in 2013/14.

WGTA Nick – One half of the double act that is Who Got the Assist?, the popular website, podcast and Twitter account.

FPL Family – Lee and Sam are the well-known married couple who play Fantasy football together and run a YouTube channel documenting their thoughts. They have appeared on the Official FPL show this season, most recently as last Thursday.

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  1. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Huddersfield hunting could be a legitimate strategy for captaincy.

    Arsenal play Huddersfield next week. Is Lacazette a good choice, can't quite stretch to Auba?

    1. FDMS All Starz
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      When Salah is at home to Bournemouth?? You must be joking right

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Probably won't captain. But I would like an Arsenal player over the next few weeks.

        1. FDMS All Starz
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          This is true and Laca has been inform lately, see how he does today

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Prefer Salah at home to BOU personally

    3. Polka Wakey O'Dot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Laca funds opens Higuain, Firmino, swap afterwards and makes Hazard easy to get back in. Not too unhappy with that Hokey Cokey up front.

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Good idea...

    4. J - Gimme your Mané …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Agreed , but no Laca is not a good choice IMO, could get dropped at any moment to allow auba to play up top alone again.

      Saw an article of auba recently stating he is better as a striker.

  2. the snazzy viking
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    one of my mates at Arsenal said that he couldn't find the whole team bus on the M60, so looks like no Arsenal team today

    1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Woah, massive news. Rearranged or will city play anyway?

      1. FDMS All Starz
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I cant tell which one of yous is trolling now

      2. Syd.
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Just means lots of open goals for Sterling to miss

        1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 15 days ago

          "Just wide of pickford's post"

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Kolasinac has arrived in a tank

      1. Nomar
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Kolasinac is a tank!

        1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Babooshka tanks

    3. Slouch87
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Arsenal defence wouldn't be able to park it anyway.

  3. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Sky Sports FF captain for today only

    A) Pogba (guaranteed starter)
    B) Sane
    C) Sterling

    1. Super Jack Grealish
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      A

  4. Ambrosiana Inter
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    What s this shita about aguero?

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Just rumour at mo. No source

    2. john25
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Captained him. Terrible news

  5. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Guess the bib theory from the other day may have been correct.
    Sterling Jesus Sane upfront

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      It was actually Mahrez, Jesus & Sane.

      Imagine... 😆

      1. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Whoops that's right
        DOH

  6. Differentiator
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    If Aguero plays now, only fair he scores a hattrick

    1. SMEE_HEEE
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      would be great karma

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      That’s what happened to Jamie Jackson. Don’t lie about Aguero

  7. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Maybe Fantasy Gold is right.

    With all the Hokey Cokey Kun is doing this week, it’s easy to twist an ankle.

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Was it his right foot in?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I think so.

        Got it in, got it out but after, couldn’t shake it all about 🙁

    2. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      😛

  8. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Wait , so Kun is out?
    Go on, Jesus!!!!

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Confirmed. Great pick mate

      1. Differential (c)
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        One drunken noght , mate. One drunken night.

    2. KingOllie
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Gj

  9. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Anyone selling kun to Jesus before Wednesday?

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I just did it in time for the deadline today thank god

      1. kopite65
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        in time for the chelsea game !

      2. SMEE_HEEE
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        deadline today?

  10. Mo Mané Mo Problems
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Cursed mate in ML brought in Kun and Sane for Hazard and Auba.

    I joked that I should keep Hazard and do Kun to Auba.

    Funny joke at the time.

    1. ZICO SENNA
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I don’t get it

      1. BigRedDog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        This 😀

  11. Teomi
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Best 4.6m mid? Mostly benched but will need him in 27...
    Kamara to Auba
    Hazard to 4.6

    1. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      That is tough. Maybe Højbjerg.

      1. Teomi
        1 month, 15 days ago

        The play ars in gw 27 so little bit unsure

        1. Differential (c)
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Southampton are to Arsenal are what Palace are To Liverpool

          1. Teomi
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Yeah, could actually be an open game

    2. CloudSky
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Gunnarson.

    3. Morph - Finding Nuno
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Puncheon.

  12. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Leicester going to win

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Would like that if Pogba scores

    2. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Nah, Herrera's back. Leicester are fecked.

      1. diesel001
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Such a massively underrated player. It is a shame the art of man marking has gone out of the game. He would be ideal to put on players like Neymar, Hazard, Messi and just follow them around. Not even care about the ball, just keep them sidelined.

        1. Slouch87
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          You are quite correct , man marking rarely seems to happen any more. Kevin Beatie was the best I ever saw a this.

          1. tisza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            terrific player. sadly too many injuries

        2. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          He's been amazing under Ole. I hope he follows Martial and signs a contract.

        3. Mysterion
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Gone out of the game cause the game got with the times and started being 'relevant'

          1. diesel001
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            How? I'm not saying fouling and kicking the guy and breaking his leg. It is just a tactic to reduce the opposition player's free time on the ball. When you have teams that are overly reliant on one player it is a perfectly legitimate thing to do IMO and you don't need to breaking the laws of the game in that role to do it successfully.

            1. diesel001
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              When you hear pundits on TV, they always go on about limit the opposition player's space. Man marking is a great way to reduce an opponent's space.

              For example, man-marking Anderson at West Ham and Redmond at Southampton would critically reduce both those team's attacking output IMO.

              1. Mysterion
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 15 days ago

                I'm not saying certain players shouldn't be man-marked, I'm arguing against what you said about following the opposition around and not even caring about the ball

            2. Mysterion
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Because players in all positions are more 'active' and less 'reactive' now, can't be concerned with *only* the man, everyone has a part to play with the ball... not all managers play like this of course but it is the general trend for more progressive managers

  13. FPL Opinion
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Quick Quiz Question: Vardy

    When was the last time Vardy scored but ended up on losing side?

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Been a while since he last scored

  14. drughi
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Predict the city lineup today ?

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Ederson
      Walker Stones Laporte Danilo
      Fernandinho
      Bilva KDB
      Sterling Aguero Sane

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Ed
      Walker Someone Laporte Delph
      KDB Fern Dilva
      Sterling F.Gold Sane

      1. Mysterion
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Always rated someone, he's fantasy gold

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          😛

    3. FPL Opinion
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Ederson

      Walker Stones Laporte Danilo

      Fernandinho

      Sterling De Bruyne Dilva Sane

      Goater

    4. Polka Wakey O'Dot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Ederson
      Walker Laporte Stones Danilo
      Bilva Fernandino Silva
      Mahrez Jesus Sané

      1. FPL Opinion
        1 month, 15 days ago

        No chance Laporte will start as right centre back

        1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Maybe not...but worryingly he could easily do just such a ream...he could do anything, let’s face it.

    5. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Danilo_______Laporte________Stones__________Delph

      __________________Fernandinho___________________

      Mahrez_______Bernardo______KDB__________Sane

      ___________________Jesus____________________

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Fantastic layout, nailed it

      2. Brosstan
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Pep going without a goalie. Maverick stuff

  15. Differentiator
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Apparently Aguero didn't twist his ankle. He's pregnant instead

    1. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Well, at least he will deliver.

      1. Differentiator
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        😆

    2. BigRedDog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Out for 9 months

  16. Wally banter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    The only differential I had in my minileague was Aguero and I capped him,,, now hearing this news...life is pretty sweet and fpl is just a game

  17. Team Bobcat
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Teams are locked and loaded. Nothing said here will effect your points by the end of this round. The forum police need to chillax. Slow day at the office me thinks

    1. tisza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      "slow day at the office " - wouldn't want to work for your boss it's a Sunday 🙂

    2. Polka Wakey O'Dot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Is that you captain sensible?

    3. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Yeah it looks like they are going into DEFCON 4 and ready to implement full authoritarian mode.

      1. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        DEFCON 2 i mean. 😉

  18. No Mo Salah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    looking at 5th def long term who’d you rather got:
    a. duffy
    b. chilwell

    thx lads

    1. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Haven't checked minutes but Leicester don't blank, so B

    2. Ohh1454
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      B

  19. FlockofSeagulls
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Aguero's ankle is a massive troll.

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      That or Kun is!!

  20. Polka Wakey O'Dot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    KDB being interviewed saying City players are too nice and don’t like stepping on each other’s toes.

    Graham Souness going blue in the face at the very thought of nice.

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Souness needs to get with the times and start being 'relevant'.

      1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Aye. Plainly thinks you can only win if you batter your opponent within an inch of their lives via Kung fu and kick boxing. I hate him.

      2. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        He is a massive cock.

        1. SMEE_HEEE
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 15 days ago

          awful manager

    2. Brosstan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Who stepped on Kun ankle then?

      1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Sané...

    3. Sánchez
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      How is it even when he's had no moustache for 20 odd years I still see one when I look at him?

  21. The Mighty Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    How does this sound as preparation for the blank gw?

    Sterling + Richarlison --> Son + Mane (I would still have Sane from City, who I'd bench for the blank)

    Decent enough?

    1. The 5% Team
      1 month, 15 days ago

      sounds good. Benching Sane myself as well

      1. Kane Toads
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Sane bench good option and keep

  22. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Any news about Fabianski? Really hope he doesnt feature.

    1. Brosstan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Last comment from the club was that he is fine.

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      From info i’d Say you have a 10% chance of getting what you want

  23. BigRedDog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Sane for Auba next week anyone?

    1. SMEE_HEEE
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      only as a straight swap. Wouldn't want to use 2FT

      1. BigRedDog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Cheers

    2. FPL Opinion
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Come again?

    3. SMEE_HEEE
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I'm planning Fab to Auba myself

    4. Fantasy Gold
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      How does that work?

      1. BigRedDog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        2FT obviously

    5. BigRedDog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Take your time fellas you will figure it out 😉

      1. Fantasy Gold
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Just post the proposed 2 frees then, not dumb crap like this 😉

  24. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Hope this is not the line up

    Check out @WattsHerschel’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/WattsHerschel/status/1092055327669932033?s=09

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Oh yeah Danilo on the overlap is it. What an idiot

    2. SMEE_HEEE
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      who is David - local guy from Power League?

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Poor Herschel obviously hasn’t heard the news.

    4. Brosstan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Literally some rando's prediction.

    5. BigRedDog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Who is that? 200 followers lol

  25. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Whats the news on City lineup?

    1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Laporte playing right centre back and Danilo on the overlap is as much as we know so far.

    2. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Apparently Kun is crocked

    3. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Confirmed source:

      https://www.national-lottery.co.uk

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Bingo!

        Wait, no...

  26. barracuda
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Sorry to come late. Traffic.

    Pogba/Rash BOOM

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Pogboom only 🙂

      1. barracuda
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Good lad

  27. barracuda
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Are 3 players as differetial enough to close a 100 pt gap? Down one chip already too

    1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Mmmm...two more would be better.

      1. barracuda
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Scary but true. Thanks mate.

    2. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      If one of your differentials is Aguero, you should be fine....

      1. barracuda
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        If the rumour is correct, maybe.

        1. barracuda
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          *not correct

    3. TheDragon
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Yes

    4. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Same dilemma here, would involve the ole capt gamble I suspect

  28. TheDragon
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Imagine the scenes when Aguero, Sterling and Sane are all rested

    1. Grounderz
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Against Arsenal? That’s very funny.

    2. Burger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Good thing I went for Gundo(TC), phew.

    3. Amey
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Arsenal ain't that bad 😉

  29. Oliver Reed
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Big haul needed from Sterling today, hoping for a blank from sane even though i have him..

    1. Amey
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Ban

    2. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      You drunk?

      1. Oliver Reed
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        method in the madness old boy, and yes I am..

  30. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Anyone watch the Chelsea game yesterday?

    Really looks like Hazard doesn’t want to pass to Alonso these days....

    1. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Hard to blame Eden as it looks like if Alonso had the choice he would play ahead of him and he now might be looking at Alonso as a threat to his place in the 1st team.