Scout Notes

Selection headache for Hodgson as Batshuayi turns FPL heads

Fantasy Premier League managers will have to monitor the forward situation at Crystal Palace amid recent changes to the side.

There are a host of budget options available but Roy Hodgson has some decisions to make about his formation in the coming weeks.

Their win over Fulham on Saturday is the focus of this latest Scout Notes article.

Crystal Palace 2-0 Fulham

Goals: Luka Milivojevic (£6.2m), Jeffrey Schlupp (£4.4m)

Assists: Michy Batshuayi (£6.5m)

Crystal Palace manager Hodgson has a selection headache on his hands ahead of Gameweek 26, as it is still unclear for Fantasy managers how Michy Batshuayi (£6.5m) fits in at Selhurst Park. The Chelsea striker, who joined the Eagles on loan on transfer deadline day, grabbed himself an assist in his eight-minute debut and certainly showed some promise in his short space of time on the field.

Whether he will be in line to start against West Ham on Saturday remains to be seen though, as Hodgson has serious competition for places in his attacking line now. In Wilfried Zaha‘s (£6.7m) absence, the Palace boss reverted to the 4-4-2 formation he used at the start of the season, having favoured 4-3-3 in recent weeks. A switch back to 4-3-3 would leave just one space for a centre-forward with Zaha and Andros Townsend (£5.9m) likely to take up the wide positions.

Leading from the front against Fulham was an attacking pairing of Christian Benteke (£6.3m) and Jordan Ayew (£5.7m), both of whom played well and earned praise from their manager at the full-time whistle. It was the first start for Benteke since Gameweek 4, as he continues his recovery from a long lay-off. According to Hodgson, the former Aston Villa man still has issues playing the full 90 minutes, although it should be to his credit that there were boos from the home support when he was substituted in the 72nd minute.

“Christian, of course, (did well) coming back from a long layoff. At half-time he was complaining about the onset of cramp, we knew we couldn’t play him for 90 minutes, we knew that we would have to take him off at some time. But the good thing is of course now when you have Batshuayi on the bench and when you have Bakary Sako on the bench you’re not frightened to take him off because you’ve got such a good alternative.” – Roy Hodgson

It was Ayew who Batshuayi came on for in the 82nd minute, but whether he replaces the former Swansea man may also hang in the balance currently. Even though he did not score or assist, Hodgson described Ayew’s performance as his best of the season, having started each of the last five in a row for Palace.

“For Ayew on an all-round performance, it was his best performance. His work rate and efforts in the game at Southampton in midweek was fantastic, today again you see the man has super-human powers in terms of the effort he puts in. Today I thought he succeeded with the ball as well.” – Roy Hodgson

With the nature of Batshuayi’s arrival as a marquee signing at Palace, it is fairly likely that he will start matches very soon. It cannot be ignored that the Belgian international looked fired up as soon as he took to the Selhurst Park pitch, and in just eight minutes on the pitch managed two shots and a one assist. With future Palace team-sheets harder to predict now, questions have been asked to current players about whether the group of forwards can play together.

“Of course we can play together. But now it is up to the manager. Like I say he has got a lot of options, so it is up to him. He is a goal scorer, he is a player who is always going to be dangerous in the box – which is good. We have got a lot of different options, which I think for the manager is going to be a headache for him.” – Christian Benteke

An often overlooked individual at Crystal Palace is second half goalscorer and FPL defender Jeffrey Schlupp (£4.4m), who netted for the second time against Fulham this season. With Zaha out of the team, the former Leicester man was making his first start since Gameweek 20 at left attacking midfield, having featured as a substitute three times between then and the visit of Fulham. No player had more shots in the penalty box at Selhurst Park on Saturday as he continues to prove he has the potential to be a powerful Fantasy asset if he was able to start regularly. In fact, Schlupp actually has goals in two of his last three starts, also netting in the spectacular 3-2 win at Manchester City in Gameweek 18. Unfortunately for him, his area of the pitch is where the most competition for places are with Zaha and Max Meyer (£5.6m) in the mix, as well as any striker pushed out wide.

“I’ve always believed in Jeffrey Schlupp. I believe in him as a left-back, I believe in him as a left-sided player and I believe in him as a left midfield player in a three because he has a lot of qualities and it’s great if you’re going to write something positive about him because it certainly backs up what we feel about him and he’s been a little hard done by. Funnily enough in the area that he plays that’s where the competition has been strongest.” – Roy Hodgson

After surviving a first-half Fulham onslaught, there was a ninth clean sheet of the season for Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£4.6m) and his Crystal Palace defensive colleagues. It was further proof that the Eagles assets in our Fantasy squads should be trusted more often than not when they are playing at home. In their last four league matches at Selhurst Park they have kept three clean sheets and conceded just once, in the 1-0 defeat to Chelsea in Gameweek 20.

“I wasn’t surprised that the first-half was a difficult one for us, we didn’t pass the ball anywhere near as well as we’re capable of in the first-half. But we got a break, a piece of good fortune, the cross was a good cross but I didn’t expect Christie to handle it to give us that penalty, but these things to happen in the game of football. Certainly, in the second half, I thought we played much better. I thought our control was better, our passing started to come back to its normal levels. We piled a bit of pressure on them, not least of all from corner kicks which we were taking.” – Roy Hodgson

Unfortunately for Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.5m) owners, Fulham were unable to attack Palace with the same ruthlessness they did against Brighton midweek. Despite finding such success playing balls into the middle for Mitrović to thrive on in Gameweek 24, Saturday’s trip to Selhurst saw none of that width in attack. The injured André Schürrle (£5.6m) was replaced not by a natural wide player, but by central midfielder Tom Cairney (£4.6m), who clearly was not suited to the role.

“No, no, no, we continued to play and try to do our game but of course we made a few crosses for Mitrovic and we know Mitrovic is very dangerous when you pass the ball well and cross for him. I ask always to make a cross for him but it’s not possible sometimes and we want to go back and pass the ball behind and restart the action when you can finish and cross. If Mitrovic is ready, he can score.” – Claudio Ranieri

There were other tactical changes that seemed to hinder Fulham, as they reverted to a three-man defence with wing-backs pushing on despite the success they had with a back-four for the second half against Brighton. After going 1-0 down to Luka Milivojevic‘s (£6.2m) penalty, Claudio Ranieri was forced to ditch the back-three once again. Luciano Vietto (£5.3m) was introduced for Tim Ream (£4.2m) at half-time as part of the latest reshuffle.

“I played three at the back and we played better than the second half. I changed to try help my players at Brighton, that was good, but today wasn’t and that’s it.” – Claudio Ranieri

It was an afternoon to forget for Cyrus Christie (£4.2m) as he gave away the penalty in the first half and was forced from the pitch with an injury in the second.

“He was injured, I don’t know (the latest). Tomorrow we will check and on Monday we will know better.” – Claudio Ranieri

Crystal Palace XI (4-4-2): Guaita; van Aanholt, Sakho, Tomkins, Wan-Bissaka; Schlupp (Sako 90+1′), Milivojevic, McArthur, Townsend; Benteke (Meyer 72′), Ayew (Batshuayi 82′).

Fulham XI (3-4-3): Rico; Ream (Vietto 45′), Le Marchand, Odoi; Bryan, Seri, Chambers, Christie (Fosu-Mensah 62′); Babel (Ayité 88′), Mitrović, Cairney.

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  1. HurriKane
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Yes or No?

    Hazard Sane --> Son Mane for 2ft?

    1. LarryDuff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Yes

    2. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      I’m thinking this but would also like some Aubameyang

    3. Amey
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Yes.
      Your differential may not be a differential for long mate 😉
      He's showing some form recently

  2. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Anyone around score less than 50 and still in LMS?
    Who do you have left?

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Bit higher than that on 57 but only Sane non captain left - hoping aguero and sterling blank v Everton and sane chips in w a brace maybe

      1. Amey
        2 months, 19 days ago

        May your wish come true 😛

    2. The Cherry Picker
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Yes mate.

      On 39, excluding a Doherty 5 pointer coming in for TAA (44).

      Sane Captain and Richarlison left to play.

      Any chance I’ll still be in LMS come Wednesday night?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        For sure, your main weapon is Richo though as many have Sane(c) down there.

    3. vuleeeee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      I am. Sterling and Sane (TC) left. on 40 points currently.

      Definitely thought that LMS will not be an issue this week but obviously I was.

      Still thing that I should go trough. Only 1 assist from Sane should be enough. Or no show (lets hope).

  3. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    God Liverpool were so disappointing. Needed a big big score from Salah(c) and Robbo after not owning Aguero - now sat on only 57pts with only Sane left. Bleh

    anyone around the same?

    1. Amey
      2 months, 19 days ago

      40 points with Sane TC + Siggy to play 🙂

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Yikes. Risky position to be in but I reckon Sane at least will deliver for you. Just gotta hope others are quiet!

        1. Amey
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Ha ha
          Thank you 🙂
          Very cruel gw for me tbh

      2. LarryDuff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Man that lack of Haz DGW tc has hot you hard 😮

        1. Dakes.
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Mate... still mad that Haz didn’t get a DGW this week cos Brighton can’t bloody beat WBA - Haz would have been my TC this week in that case

          1. LarryDuff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            He might have been absolutely golden, would've been major risk regardless

            1. Amey
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Hudds+Brighton home !!
              TC written all over it

          2. F_Ivanovic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            forgot to add... ul though on going for Sane. Glad I never made that move as I was v close to doing it. Sure you'll bounce back!

            1. Dakes.
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Cheers mate. Done Haz Quaner to Son rashford for next week and team looks good I think. Hope it works

          3. Amey
            2 months, 19 days ago

            I was set on that all last gw.
            Brighton ... Will never forget !!

        2. Amey
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Man you know that then.
          I was all set on Hazard TC !! Then Brighton did their thing & i lost that opportunity.
          Then was thinking about Auba to kun hockey cokey but decided it's 'insane' & gone for Hazard to sane.

          Worst gw luck Wise this year.

          1. Dakes.
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Dude I wish I had done that damn Auba to Kun love this week despite the money it woulda cost to get Auba back...

            1. Amey
              2 months, 19 days ago

              He he.
              I thought it's not worth it because of 2 ft involved.
              I made a wrong call 🙂

          2. LarryDuff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Haz is ruthless at both blanking when ya have him and hauling just as you lose him

            1. Amey
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Ha ha.
              I would not call him a troll though. I made the mistake selling him a the wrong time

              1. LarryDuff
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                It's always the wrong time in hindsight, hence he's a troll 😉 btw sold him this week lol

                1. Amey
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  😀
                  Hard luck brother.

                  1. LarryDuff
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    For sterling (C) 😉

                    1. Amey
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      That's fine.
                      He can still outscore Hazard this gw.
                      If sane does that I'd be laughing 😉

                      1. LarryDuff
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        If sane does that you'll be in A&E after all the drinking you'll do 😉

                      2. Amey
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        😀

                  2. Don Van White Jam
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    Selling Hazard ahead of Huddersfield is just plain poor tactics, regardless of recent form. Nothing to do with luck.

            2. Dakes.
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              He is indeed. Happy I got one last haul from him this week after holding since GW4 through the highs and lows

    2. F_Ivanovic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      I don't understand why you would captain Salah when you had Sane? Just can't fathom those who didn't put it on a City player... it's basic probability. 2 (potential) GW better than 1. And way more fun too.

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Yeah I know - bottled the sane(c) at the last sec for fear of pep roulette. Was glad about it when Sane was benched, and expected much much more from Liverpool against a leaky west ham defence

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 19 days ago

      exactly same here. have no city attack and salah captain. down to 1500 from 700

    4. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      70 points with dsilva and jesus (c) left to play. Yes, Hayzoos.

  4. Amey
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Morning guys,
    Can anyone watched the match tell me :
    Who looked more dangerous than Mane & Bobby ??
    And what has gone wrong with Salah ??

    Thank you !!

    1. LarryDuff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Mane for sure he's such a greedy poacher but in a good way. Whole team is so off, the pressure and defensive injuries are effecting things

      1. Amey
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Okay
        Thank you mate. So staying away from 3 rd player bis the right thing to do ??
        Have Salah+Robbo

        1. LarryDuff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          I've Salah, Allison and Robbo. Want rid of the defenders anyway. Looking quite leaky for their prices

          1. Amey
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Yep.
            Will keep Robbo & look elsewhere meanwhile.
            Thank you for input mate 🙂

    2. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Was just about to ask this...

      West Ham just keep Salah quiet? Not supplied enough? Plez inform

      1. LarryDuff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Liverpool not clicking at all, midfield was extremely lack luster lacking creativity. Balls were lumped forward to Salah which he'll never be able to take down being 4 foot 1 or whatever

        1. Dakes.
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Hmm... worrying signs. Thanks mate. Hopefully TAA looking likely to return should help them at the back, and hopefully Lovren back soon too.

          As for midfield, Keita needs to be dropped (liability) and they really need Wiji back.

          Ox is also missed right now

          1. LarryDuff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            At the back Gomez is being sorely missed, I don't Matip at all and VVD can't do it all himself. Milner isn't good enough cover don't know how we let clyne go! Keita is a headless chicken currently. Wij Fab and Milner would be my midfield three, the ox would be a Well needed creative threat that Salah and co need. Sorry for ranting I'm a pool fan haha

            1. Dakes.
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Yep agree on all points lol

            2. Amey
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Agreed.
              Taa back might help you guys out though he's not great defensive wise.(imo)
              At least he'll create more Chances.

              1. LarryDuff
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                He's somewhat of a liability at the back (Sane owned him) but yes he's integral to our flowing game and his interplay with Robbo causes defences nightmares

                1. Amey
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  Yep.

          2. bench boost for every gamew…
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Shows that football is a complex thing. TAA is important for the team as he is fast, creative and bundles of energy down the right side. Henderson, who everyone seems to dislike, is also important in the team, his tactical awareness and recycling of the ball is much better than most, keeps them ticking. Matip is a decent centerback but he lacks a vital component and that is how to defend in line, his awareness on set pieces are awful. Gomez out for awhile and is a miss, Lovren gives better security than Matip. Hopefully this is the on blip of form in the season for them, 2 draws is not the worst if that´s the case.

    3. Boberella
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Bobby was absent. No idea why Salah was absent too. Had a couple of runs into the box in the 2nd half but came to nothing. Mane had a few poaching chances, but didn't do a right lot else.
      Keita was woeful in MID and Defence was noticeably missing, which is why pool didn't have a lot of chances.
      Anderson was outstanding and Chicarito started well, so WHU put Pool on the back foot a lot.

      Robbo was his usual fine self down the left, but mostly came to nowt.

      I only have Salah from Pool and won't get any more til TAA fit again. Only because I can't afford Robbo.

      1. Amey
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Thank you for your reply mate 🙂
        So i have Salah+Robbo & was looking to triple up on Pool but i guess I'll wait till gw29-30 now for getting Bobby/Mane.

        Cheers !!

        1. ImPasta
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Yeah wait...as a Salah, Robbo, Allison owner here. Klopp will surely be working on defending set pieces after that match. That was their main downfall against WH, although they gave away many passes in the final third against a bus of 10 players back.

  5. LarryDuff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Anyone clued in on defences? I tend to only think toward attacking transfers. But are there any undercooked defensive options out of the template? Perhaps with decent fixtures

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Pereira/Chilwell gw27 onwards

      1. LarryDuff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Will monitor Pereiras positioning in the next few despite him being a Leicester defender haha cheers TLD

        1. Dakes.
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Yeah man same. May be a better Alonso replacement for me than TAA if Liverpool keep leaking

      2. ImPasta
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        This

    2. MINUS FOUR
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Personally I don't like my Digne undercooked.

      1. LarryDuff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Prefer mine medium-pereira

        1. MINUS FOUR
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Served hot or Chillwell?

          1. MINUS FOUR
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Either way we should invite some decent Cooks from Bournemouth I reckon.

            1. LarryDuff
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Once it's at least a little cooked, don't like my meat too Shaw

              1. MINUS FOUR
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Just Dunk it in the deep fryer mate

                1. MINUS FOUR
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  Schlupp on some sauce and it's good to go

                  1. LarryDuff
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    Might go for some Rice on the side. Fried, boiled or does it Mata?

                    1. MINUS FOUR
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      Schär-grilled I reckon

                      1. LarryDuff
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        Once it ain't Poch-ed. Sorry I'm done now

                      2. MINUS FOUR
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        Haha me too. Good run while it lasted!

                      3. LarryDuff
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        All good things must come to a mendy

    3. Amey
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Digne to Pereira is the most planned transfer i will do in my FPL career 😀
      Have been looking@ it since gw 21 tbh.

      1. LarryDuff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Seems a popular one dude. Thankfully I'm without Digne, so would have to be one of Luiz, Robbo or Kola

        1. Amey
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Yep
          Luiz is perfect candidate from your lot.

      2. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 19 days ago

        id love it if people started selling salah, idiots

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 19 days ago

          comment fail

        2. Amey
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Ha ha.

        3. LarryDuff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Would make hauls more enjoyable

    4. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 19 days ago

      palace

  6. Amey
    2 months, 19 days ago

    So are we 2 more blanks away from inevitable
    "Is Salah worth 13.6 ??" questions 😀

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Probably. Hopefully those aforementioned blanks don’t materialize though

      1. Amey
        2 months, 19 days ago

        He he

    2. LarryDuff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Well two blanks and yeah I'll sell for sure, that's a whole lotta cash tied up in 2 or 3 points coming into the business end of the season with Mane producing for a lot less

      1. Amey
        2 months, 19 days ago

        I was thinking about Auba © before yesterday.
        I may just go with that.
        Hudds are certainly bad compared to Bournemouth

        1. LarryDuff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          I'm gearing up for a premium striker after the success of a prime midfield. Not sold on owning arsenal assets tho

          1. Amey
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Auba is a flat track bully mate. Great asset to have against minnows.

            1. LarryDuff
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              True, in fairness arsenal have ballsed up v big teams mainly

              1. Amey
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Agreed. Just making Silly defensive errors leading to goals.
                (Are we talking about Wenger teams here ?? 😀 they'll never change )

    3. Zilla
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      2? Tomorrow people will be asking.

      1. Amey
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Ha ha

    4. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      If he blanks at home to bournemouth...

      1. Amey
        2 months, 19 days ago

        I think pool will destroy Bournemouth home though.
        Coming from two draws Klopp will want a stylish 4-,5-0 win.

    5. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      For him to be worth 13.6 you want ronaldo/Messi type returns. Consistent goalscoring pretty much every week.

      1. Amey
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Completely agreed.

      2. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 19 days ago

        how many nonowners do you see in the top 1k?

        1. bigbudgie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Will be easier to catch them then

      3. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Which he has done.. so worth the output so far

  7. LarryDuff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Considering it's DZ, what country are you from and what got you into Fpl?

    1. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      From the UK. As games go its a pretty damn good one, easy to get hooked. Although I played for years without taking it seriously.

      1. LarryDuff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Ireland meself man, from England? Sorry UK is vague haha played for many years myself before I became serious. Still only play pretty much to win one important ML v my older brother

        1. bigbudgie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          England yes. But been overseas for years. Prefer to say UK!

          1. LarryDuff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Fair enough man didn't mean to offend 🙂

    2. ddfc
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Australia... its a healthier addiction than gambling 🙂

      1. LarryDuff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Haha it's like doing cocaine and saying "well it ain't heroin" what team you follow man?

        1. ddfc
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          I'm originally from UK, so I'm a Man Utd fan... although it pains me to say I was willing Salah to score a hatrick this morning... classic sign of FPL addiction haha

          what about you mate?

          1. LarryDuff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Liverpool fan since I was 3 growing up in a United household, so I never ever will on United players and till this season wouldn't even pick them lol

      2. Amey
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Certainly healthier for the pocket 😉

        1. ddfc
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          so true... i genuinely used to be addicted to gambling, and FPL really helped me channel my efforts and interest in football in a more pro-active way 🙂

          1. Amey
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Great job.
            Money ruins the fun tbh
            Great that you are out of it now

          2. LarryDuff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            I'm really glad to hear that dude 🙂 yeah it requires the thought of gambling with the rewards and pitfalls without draining your pocket, keep up the good work away from the bookies my man

            1. ddfc
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              thanks buddy

              1. LarryDuff
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                No worries amigo

    3. Amey
      2 months, 19 days ago

      India.
      I started following PL since 2010-11 season. Then after 2011 Cricket WC when i played Fantasy Manager tournament did well their & got interested in this thing.
      So started playing FPL from 12-13.

      1. LarryDuff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Think I started 08/09 crazy how its changed and grown! What's your best rank mate if you don't mind me asking?

        1. Amey
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Ha ha
          No worries
          2015-16 season 200k.
          I used to take hits every gw before this season. 100 transfer's every season. Weekly glory only.
          Joining this community this year have just informed me about the price of FT.
          Also never ever looked @ ownership. Now I'm realizing that it's the most important thing in FPL. 😮
          Relative scoring and all.
          Was doing great this season 129k around November but Sane+Sterling combo over Salah+Son in December completely ruined my season.
          Got down to 650k.
          Now climbing up slowly again.
          Climbing upto 350k before this gw & took risk by TC sane & rest you know 😀
          Will have to climb back again.
          Most disgusting thing is that I've lost my 100 points lead over December & now 66 points negative.

          1. Amey
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Over my ML rival*

          2. LarryDuff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Yeah I used to chase points and take hits for fun, not realising it was stupid long term. Ouch I feel your pain man! Bit of smart planning and you'll be up in no time, just don't take it too seriously. Seeing some posts here on match day makes me cringe haha

            1. Amey
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Ha ha
              Always.
              Thank you for kind words mate 🙂

              1. LarryDuff
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                No worries man, always good to see ya in the DZ 🙂

                1. Amey
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  🙂

      2. The Overthinker
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        In my case it was reverse, because i used to play fpl, some of my friends told me about wc fantasy.
        Fpl over any other fantasy game

        1. Amey
          2 months, 19 days ago

          😮
          Nice. I finished pretty high in WC fantasy. So got interested

    4. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      I am Irish and my mate C.J. Fitz knowing very well my love for football told me about the concept of fpl at a house party back around 2006/7 and i entered a team when the next season started.

      1. Amey
        2 months, 19 days ago

        You are a veteran 😮

        1. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Plenty playing fpl a lot longer than me.I think the game launched in its current guise for the 2002/03 season but the records for the fist 3 season have been lost and have become somewhat of the dead sea scrolls of fpl.

          1. Amey
            2 months, 19 days ago

            😮
            Didn't know that.

      2. LarryDuff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        What part of our beautiful island ya from? Seemed like a foreign sorta underground thing back then

        1. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          From the most beautiful part of the island which is Kerry of course.

          Yeah i took to the game right away and with some good mini league rivalry's emerging down though the years which only served to enhance my interest in the game as time went on with varying results.

          What part of Ireland are you from Larry?

          1. LarryDuff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Absolutely stunning Kerry is love heading down there on a day out, accent I could take or leave haha. Yeah MLs keep the fire lit, no point being interested if you're breeze to victory or don't have peeps to chat fpl with. I'm from Cill Dara mate a Dub at heart tho haha

            1. Kiwivillan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Up the bleedin Dubs!

              1. LarryDuff
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Ahh cmere to me lovee, how's yer father?

                1. Kiwivillan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  Jacinta!

                  1. LarryDuff
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    Haha knowing the name Jacinta makes you at least 20% irish

            2. Ógie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Accents vary wildly down here from town to town and village to village so paint us all with the same brush. 😉

              1. Ógie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                *dont paint

                1. LarryDuff
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  Your all outside Dubliners to us 😉

                  1. Ógie
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    Beyond the Pale if you will. 😉

                    1. LarryDuff
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      Haha not a fan of that one 😉

    5. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      New Zealand. Got into office league in 07/08 in Dublin when I was living in Ireland

      1. LarryDuff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Happy we could help ruin your life buddy 😉 where were you in Dublin?

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          All over. My dad's from Leonard's Corner lived near there 3 years and 3 years in Edenmore or as I call it the knacker part of Raheny. First place was Oriel St off Sheriff St 🙂

          1. LarryDuff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Edenmore wow thought you were gonna say somewhere scenic or plush. You've seen the worst we have to offer 😉 how's new Zealand? Always wanted to visit

            1. Kiwivillan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Amazing but it's a big country relative to Ireland so lots to see so need 3 weeks minimum. As much as love Ireland can't beat lolling in the ocean after work on a hot day

          2. Ógie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            You must have frequented The Bernard Shaw pub near Leonard's Corner a few times?

            Many is the good session i had in there. 🙂

            1. Kiwivillan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Leonard's more The Headline. Looked up Bernard Shaw. Think it was called something else when I lived round there. Mainly went to Bleeding Horse there. Other than that mainly The Duke, Hogans, Bowes

        2. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Uncle lives in Dundrum, Aunty in Coolock. I'm probably Northsider at heart 😆

          1. LarryDuff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Dundrum and coolock so different haha ah you're a northside scummer alright 😉

        3. Catenaccio FC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Greece but i live in the USA.. A friend found out FPL on 2015 and we started playing very casually... I didn't even know how team value works and i didn't even bother to find out..
          At the end of the season i was so furious about coming second on our ML that i decided to understand the mechanics of the game.
          I can say i am a real FPL junkie now, much more fun when i played casually.

          1. LarryDuff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Greece in the US well you win the most interesting back story trophy haha yeah that's why I try to avoid podcasts/price change sites/DGW BGW spread sheets. Too much spoon feeding and analysis goes into it. Just enjoy it

    6. Srv210
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      From India.
      I am relatively new in this game ,started from 2015/16 season.I watched football earlier too but just as a casual timekiller type ,but one of my friends in college challenged us to beat him ( believe me I am poor in this game and he was worst) and from that day my fpl journey started.
      But took this game seriously this season for the first time and was going good at 12k but messed up around mid December and I'm still free falling in rank .
      Always after a bad week or season I wish to quit but you know it's an addiction and I'm always here the next season hoping to better the previous score.

      1. LarryDuff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        India seems a popular spot in the DZ is there much interest in football generally in India? Just chill out and make your moves dude 🙂 I'd watch as many as possible too gives you a better understanding

        1. The Overthinker
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Well it's 8:11AM right now. There will be some more who'll be here in some time.

          1. Amey
            2 months, 19 days ago

            😉

          2. LarryDuff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            3:04am here lol

        2. Srv210
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 19 days ago

          India has a variety of sports followers, mostly I think people follow cricket and many people that I know just started out to beat each other then they got addicted to this .

      2. Amey
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Enjoy the Ride 🙂

    7. Swagat
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      India

      Watching PL from 2005/06 i think and playing FPL since 2008 maybe, cant remember how i get into playing FPL but i love playing Fantasy games, be it Cricket, Football or even Formula 1.

      1. LarryDuff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        fantasy sports games are so addictive! Used to be big into nfl fantasy games. Someone needs to look into the psychology of this addiction haha

        1. The Overthinker
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          And the best part? No rehab centre can cure this addiction 😀

        2. Catenaccio FC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          I think it has to do with the obsession of us males to prove that we understand football better than our friends.

          1. LarryDuff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Damn testosterone!

      2. Srv210
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 days ago

        A veteran from India...great bro, where in India are you from?

        1. Swagat
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          I m from odisha, what about you?

          1. Srv210
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh here

      3. Amey
        2 months, 19 days ago

        😮

        1. Srv210
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Amey,Where are you from..one of the most active Indians here I think ? 🙂

          1. Amey
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Ha ha
            Nasik
            And you ??

            1. Srv210
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Just check above few comments..:)

    8. The Overthinker
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      India

      This is my 10th season 😮
      Playing football for my school team and one of the senior member of the team introduced me to fpl. Asked my elder brother about it and he was already a season old .

      Started as a casual, didn't even complete the season in my first season, but since then been playing the game till the end and each year have the same excitement.

      Last 6 years I have been playing the game pretty seriously . Also it's fun to beat your elder brother every year 😀

      1. LarryDuff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        You lost me at "beating your elder brother every year" he's beaten me like 10 times to my 1 haha

        1. The Overthinker
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Hahaha . It's fun having the bragging rights at the end of the season. He has won like twice , one was my first ever season.

          He's an Arsenal fan , and me being a Manchester United fan , that's cherry on the cake .

          1. LarryDuff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            If United go above arsenal and you win your ML he might have to move away lol

            1. The Overthinker
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              The best part of him being an Arsenal fan? We watch matches together. And what better than celebrating United's win in front of your brother ?

              I remember when we hammered arsenal 8-2, I stopped celebrating after 5 goals out of sympathy 😀 i was like he is my elder brother , and i can't keep dancing after every goal we score.
              Even though I did tell him that it isn't late to switch to Manchester United fan 😉

              1. Srv210
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Arsenal fans are having hard times from a long time 🙁

              2. LarryDuff
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                If he switches team disown him haha

                1. Amey
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  😀

              3. Amey
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Ha ha.
                It's never late 😉
                8-2 match defeat was more atrocious for Arsenal because of the team SAF played 😀
                Rafael in the midfield.

      2. Srv210
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Another long time player from India, where in India you from?

        1. The Overthinker
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Mumbai

      3. Amey
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Ha ha

    9. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Family from Scotland but I’ve lived in the Cayman Islands for like 15 of my 18 years. Swimming is my main sport (on the national team, going to swim in the NCAA next year) but love football too, and started playing for fun couple years ago. Would generally get bored/forget to make transfers by November though 😆 this is my first year properly playing

      1. LarryDuff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Oh wow Scotland to Cayman islands quite the upgrade haha may as well stick out the season dude too much time wasted otherwise haha you follow a prem team?

        1. Dakes.
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Yeah since finding FFS and paying more attention to my team throughout the season I’ve enjoyed it much more this season/ end of last season - good fun!

          No particular allegiance tbh but have liked Liverpool the last couple of years probably more than the other big Prem clubs

          1. LarryDuff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            I'm a pool fan so please feel free to support 😉 yeah the prem is just edge of your seat exciting. Watching your captain play only adds to it 😉

            1. Amey
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Agreed.
              Best league in the world

          2. Amey
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Nothing better than following United 😉

    10. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Ireland, but living in China the past six years. Been a football fanatic since a kid, played FPL casually at first when I came across it but ended up having a lot of free time from 2016 onwards, found this site, became a fanatic and finished top 5k in my first season taking it seriously. Can also relate to DDFC, used to love my gambling but don't miss it at all now since living out here, FPL fills a bit of a void in that regard I guess.

      1. LarryDuff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Have a mate who switched Ireland for China and loves it! What's football culture like over there? You'd never really think of large nations like China, the US or India caring much for it (pardon my ignorance)

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Basketball is the number one over here but Football is hugely popular too with most fans following a team in England or abroad. I'm sure you're well aware of what is happening in the Super league over here, throwing money at it, with Hamsik being the latest who looks like coming here for a big money move. The league is still of a very poor standard and grass roots is almost non-existent! Most kids have no free time to play sports, let alone get serious about football, with such pressure/competition on getting into a good school, etc. This pressure starts from Kindergarten. Kind of sad really.

          1. Amey
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Yeah. One team has just signed Fellaini !!
            Exiting times for fans watching him elbowing the defender's 😀

          2. LarryDuff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Throwing money at aging players ain't exactly a boom in my opinion. That's actually quite depressing sounds very authoritarian. Lack of grass roots is a similar theme back home, the FAI don't give a toss about our youths

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Yup, have little to no interest in the CSL myself. Can understand why there is no real grass roots development over here but Ireland has no real excuse, should be far better.

              1. LarryDuff
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                It's the GAA culture, lads more interested in that. Can't knock that cracking underrated sports

                1. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  Yup, that and Rugby becoming increasingly popular in the past decade or two.

      2. Amey
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Great job !!
        Both OR & quitting gambling

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Cheers, but the way I play the game (aggressive, taking lots of hits, differential captains) it makes it far tougher to get top 5k than for many so quite proud of that finish 🙂

          1. Amey
            2 months, 19 days ago

            It's about fun imho.
            You win it or not !!
            That's why i used to go for weekly glory previous years. This year I've taken only* 13 hits 😀
            But enjoying the game.

    11. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      India

      Had too much time to waste, so wanted to try something different. Hopefully I can find something better asap 😮

      Atleast I know players name and have lil bit more knowledge than 4-5 years back 😛

      1. LarryDuff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        I've seen your name around posts a good bit didn't know you were from India, haha getting the players names right is a good start 😉

      2. Amey
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Ha ha

      3. The Overthinker
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        There's nothing better than FPL

        1. LarryDuff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Hmm birth of your first child or a differential captain coming good.....tough choice

          1. Srv210
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Lol

      4. Holmes
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        I do watch national games on regular basis but clubs games were something new for me. Last year is probably the first time I actually watched some PL games.

        Havent seen Messi/Ronaldo play live for Barca/RM either, so likes of Zidane/Ronaldinho rules for me 😆

        1. LarryDuff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Hopefully not your own national games haha can't really talk being Irish 😉 glad to say I've seen a good view of Messi's games. He's on another level

          1. Holmes
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Yeah, thats true.

            Talent is available, just need some more attention from government and players need to improve their stamina and strength.

            Lack of motivation could be a factor when the players look at treatment cricket players are receiving...

            1. Srv210
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Cricket is huge in India and it overshadows every other sport here ,that's one of the reasons why we are week in football.

              The pay structure,fame, training facilities ,grassroot development everything is better for cricket than other sports...hence I feel it's time to develop football with a good amount of people taking interest in it here...strike it when it's hot ! 😉

      5. Srv210
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 days ago

        I didn't know so many Indians are here..which place in India you from Holmes?

        1. Holmes
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Mumbaaaai

          1. The Overthinker
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            😮 where in Mumbai?

            1. Holmes
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              near Thane

    12. EMERGING STAR
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      From Kerala, the " God's own country " from India.

      The famous Aguero goal attracted me to PL and FPL was suggested by a friend.

      1. LarryDuff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        92:30 If I'm not mistaken, Ballotelli's only ever prem assist 😉 wow a lot of "suggest by a friend" really does sound like a drug lol

      2. Srv210
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Kerala is a Beautiful place .

        1. Amey
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Absolutely.
          Cleanest + one of the most beautiful.

      3. Amey
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Ageuroooooooo.
        I hate that moment though 🙂
        For obvious reasons 😀

        1. LarryDuff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Aguero hater? 😉

          1. Swagat
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            More like Man UTD Supporter i suppose.

            1. Amey
              2 months, 19 days ago

              😉

            2. LarryDuff
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              The term no s*it Sherlock springs to mind haha

          2. Amey
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Like aguero & hate City 😀

      4. Wally banter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Hi... Mallu here too 😀

        1. EMERGING STAR
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Evideppoyaaalum !

    13. Boo Ya Ka Sha
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      US. I scored in the top 500 my second season. Thought I was a genius, turns out it was a one-off.

      1. LarryDuff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Wow man to get top 500 is amazing, regardless of how its been since haha

      2. Boo Ya Ka Sha
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        I got hooked on epl in 2006 when I played in a two-week summer 'soccer' tournament in Longfield Kent. The family that housed me were United fans. In 2011 my friends started a fantasy epl league on ESPN. I lost since i didn't realize it had a transfer limit. So I vowed to never lose to my friends again.

        1. LarryDuff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Have you kept your vow? 😉

          1. Boo Ya Ka Sha
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            nope

      3. Swagat
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        I finished 241 overall in my second season also and 2nd in India , it was my first year in FFS site which helped alot.

        1. Amey
          2 months, 19 days ago

          😮
          Great achievement

    14. Hakim Ziyech
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Moroccan. The Premier league is simply the most fascinating league in the world, I started watching the PL in 2004 when the Arsenal vs Manchester United rivalry was what you live for, NEVER forgetting the Roy Keane/ Patrick Vieira outburst in the small Highbury tunnel and on the pitch. I also loved Mourinho's winning machines in 05 with players like Kezman, Robben,Frank, Damien Duff, Eidur etc. who became the evil men against Rijkaards Barcelona in a 4-2 Cl encounter. I still have a nostalgia feeling about the old premier league intro song which I also loved listening to before kick off.

      I started playing Fpl in 2014 during a training session at Heerenven, it's been a love story ever since then. I feel like I am married to the game.

      1. Amey
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Ha ha.
        Great story brother 🙂

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Thanks bud 🙂

      2. LarryDuff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        It's great to see such enthusiasm world wide. Arsenal United games were golden. Loved games with an edge to them! Prem has gone so soft

        1. Amey
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Completely agreed.
          Pathetic watching players diving.
          Young,salah,zaha
          You touch them & they'll break 😀

          1. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Lingard one of the worse dives I've seen since vintage Gerrard

            1. Amey
              2 months, 19 days ago

              😀

        2. Hakim Ziyech
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Yeah buddy. Those moments were insane, like before kick off and Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira already doing their battle in the tunnel. You kinda know the type of match you are going to get that day.

          Nowadays, players smile and shake in the tunnel way too often.

          1. LarryDuff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            The hugging and all before the match irritates me, should be dead eye staring at the opponent not sharing f*cking selfies

            1. Hakim Ziyech
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Hahaha

      3. Boo Ya Ka Sha
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        that's awesome

    15. Gabistuta
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Aus! Sydney to be precise, first season of FPL for me. Xferred from about 6 seasons of Sky Sports

      1. LarryDuff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Like going from watching a movie on a cracked phone to a 52" HD tv

        1. Gabistuta
          2 months, 19 days ago

          About right!

    16. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Nice thread. Good post Larry. So you got be to break my self imposed posting ban since Christmas when I went over 1 mil OR mid week back then. Gradually hauling it back to 370k now.
      Irish living in Canada for the last 4 years.
      Some similarites with other replies. My brother got me into to it and being playing 11 years now I think never better than about 20k. My brother used to send selections by snail mail to newspaper versions so he is an old school veteran.
      Also the gambling angle is the same for me used to like it a bit too much. More time spent on here is less gambling research time - have not bet in about 3 years.

    17. mookie
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Hungarian from Romania, currently living in Köln, Germany.
      Online poker friends started a cash mini league on twoplustwo.com and I joined.

    18. The Train Driver
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Serbia. Been playing since 2010. Best score is 9k something but have been in the top 10k for 3 years in a row 2014-17.

  8. Niho992
    2 months, 19 days ago

    With this Liverpool result we can expect Sterling to start on wednesday right?

    1. LarryDuff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Result won't affect peps decisions. Was in a title race and still is, I'd say hed tailor his team to the opponents more so.

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        This

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 19 days ago

      doubt it

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Did it make a difference to Pep?

  9. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Stanislas or Fraser for the bgw's?

    Considering doing Kamara + Haz + Sane -> Auba + Son + Fraser -4

    Auba will play at least in bgw33 and Son will likely Play two. Can always bench them in 31, FH32 etc.

    Whatcha think DZ?

    1. LarryDuff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Prefer Fraser for reliability. Difficult time to be losing Haz 😮

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Not really.. City up next, blank and then Spurs.

        1. LarryDuff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Yeah I know, meant it's difficult to lose a player after a big haul! Fancy Chelsea to fold in those games

    2. mikess
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Fraser by far

  10. The Overthinker
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Removed (c) hazard and brought in (c) sane. Benched anderson .

    Anyone here with worse luck than me? I need to feel good

    1. Srv210
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      I did the same transfer ...hazard to sane ,but didn't bench felipe.,so maybe slightly better than you

    2. Catenaccio FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      I had the captaincy on Hazard until Friday night.. I then decide that i need more city players to make the gameweek more interesting.. I wanted to do Brooks--->Hazard and Mitrovic--->Aguero(C).. But i was priced out for a 0.1..
      I had to take a -4 so i decided it wasn't worth it..So i did Digne--->Bednarek and Hazard--->Sterling and put the armband on Sane.. Of course i forgot (vc) on Salah.
      After thinking about it for an hour i decided to bench Bednarek because i thought Mitrovic had better chances against Crystal Palace.. Of course Anderson on the bench too.
      I can now see a 15mins cameo for Sane..
      Every time that i have the opportunity to get it right to reach top1k i make a wrong decision..it seems it is not meant for me.
      Sometimes you get the luck and sometimes you don't.

      1. The Overthinker
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Good luck to you. You are definitely doing something right and hence have this rank !!

        There's always next gameweek

    3. Amey
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Mate.
      I TC sane after doing that move instead of auba to kun 😀

      1. The Overthinker
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        I feel good 😀
        Sorry

    4. KUN+10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      TC Sane. VC kun.

  11. mikess
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Need to loose 2 ideally 3 from the 4 below for 27 since Schindler and Puncheon offer next to no potential on my bench.

    Who gets a reprieve in GW26 from Digne, Sane, Richarlison and Aguero?

    Thinking Sane out myself. Straight swap for Son

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      I’d prefer to drop digne or richarlison sooner than sameness or aguero myself. I only have Sane, and just benching gw27

      1. mikess
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        These have (wat, blank, car) not horrific but both home teams could grind a clean sheer out.

        I just feel it's a no brainer to swap the like of Sane & Aguero to say Son and Auba by the 27 deadline.

        1. mikess
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          sheet

    2. 420king
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      If you're gonna take a hit, best to do it this week with Aguero to Auba.

      1. mikess
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Hmm I quite fancy Aguero vs Chelsea. His record vs Chelsea is only 2nd to Newcastle. His 3rd best record was/is Arsenal

        1. 420king
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Didn't realize that. Guess that helped with your decision to bring him in this week? Good job.

          In that case maybe wait till next week, although Auba will only have 2 good games left before a trio of difficult ones.

          1. mikess
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            I can address Auba in 29 I guess.

      2. 420king
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Besides doing Sane to Son I mean. The hit is only worth around -2 and I'd take a hit like that to replace Rich and/or Digne anytime.

        1. mikess
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          gw26 Sane > Son

          gw27 Aguero > Auba & one of Digne>Perriera/Bamba Rich> Anderson

          1. 420king
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            That's what I'd have gone for in your case. Already have Son, Auba and Pereira and Rich > Anderson on the cards for 27.

            Ignore the -2 part, totally forgot Schindler could easily get 2 points in 27. He also has a game in 31 if you think you'll struggle for players on the second blank week.

            1. mikess
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              HUD fixture in 27 and 31 aren't too bad, hopefully they go on a late run

              1. 420king
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Yup, hopefully not without any potential after all 🙂

  12. Live Lad
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Kamara + Sane/ KDB + Hazard to Son + Auba + Moutinho (-8)?

    1. mikess
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      not for me

    2. sunzip14
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Not for -8

  13. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Set to bench Alonso this week (mci) - feels strange, despite the fixture! First time.

    He’ll be my next transfer out barring any injuries, to either TAA or Periera - done Haz Quaner to Son Rashford this week.

    Fabianski
    Robertson Doherty AWB
    Salah Pogba Sane Son
    Auba Jimenez Rashford
    — Boruc Camarasa Bednarek Alonso

    Also not sure about captaincy now with a couple of good fixtures but varying degrees of form...

    1. Amey
      2 months, 19 days ago

      I've Jota for your Jimenez.
      Identical 10 other players.
      Thinking about Auba © tbh.

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Mad haha. Bit o a template forming it appears.

        1. Amey
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Absolutely

    2. mikess
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Looks good. Salah captain for me

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Cheers lad. Probably what I’ll end up on

    3. Srv210
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      9 identical players of starting 11 except Jimenez,Robertson I have Luiz,jota

  14. GrantShane
    2 months, 19 days ago

    0.1 off Sterling & Rich > Mane & Son for a free

    Any other moves you can suggest?

    Fab
    Robbo Doherty Digne AWB
    Sterling Salah Pogba Rich
    Aguero Jimenez

    (Boruc Ings Camarasa Bednarek)

    1. sunzip14
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Can only see Digne to another cheaper defender for a hit to get those 2.

      1. mikess
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        yeah if you are wanting to fund this for a hit that likes the best downgrade. Kola maybe

  15. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Below is my current squad. I feel Danilo, Sterling/Sane, Rashford (after Fulham) might need to go in the next two GWs.
    No Wolves has been hurting me a little in recent GWs but might stick without them now.

    Targets:
    A. Mane
    B. Auba/Laca
    C. Kola/Pereira/Jonny (Danilo replacement)

    What would you prioritise and is there a key player that you think I should have (bar Salah)?
    Cheers

    Alisson
    Robertson / Trippier / Shaw / Danilo / AWB
    Sterling / Sane / Pogba / Eriksen / Son
    Rashford / Rondon / Colin
    1FT
    2.3itb

    1. The Train Driver
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Wouldn't get rid of on form Rash

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        This is certainly going through my mind but Arsenal's next three fix are really good so it looks a good time to bring in an ARS striker. Rashford looks a tough sell atm though, cheers.

    2. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Sterling or eriksen could be downgraded to allow Auba or Laca in?

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Looking at Sterling/Sane/Eriksen + Rashford to Mane + Auba/Laca

    3. Amey
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Mane, Auba & Jimenez/Jota can be great for your team imo mate.
      No-salah is going great from 2 weeks bdw 😀
      You Know then 😉

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Cheers, Salah having no DGW and Mane picking up his form is good news for a non-Salah team.

        1. Amey
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Yep

    4. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      The problem for me with Danilo is you will never want to use a tfr to get rid.
      You can keep one of Sterling/Sane
      Probably Sterling if you want Auba.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Cheers, yes, one of Sterling/Sane will stay and be benched in 27. I think I will sell Danilo as there are good options such as Kola short term, Pereira long term from 27 onwards.

        1. Kopkloppers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          I like your side. With Suarez coming in I would be wary of Kolasinac. I am doing Perreira GW27.

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Cheers. If Sterling is benched mid-week, I might keep him and get Laca instead of Auba. I have been impressed with Laca in recent games, cant see him being benched in the near future. Then again there is that bloody UEFA cup to contend with.
            Explain your thoughts on being wary of Kola with Suarez coming in please mate?

            1. Kopkloppers
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Laca for eye candy I agree.
              Kola been playing left wing really and can't defend. Suarez favorite position is left sided attacker.
              I think Kola was subbed for Suarez too against Citeh.

              1. jia you jia you
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Interesting, hadnt really considered that Kola could potentially lose his place with Suarez coming in. Actually though Kola had being playing quite well, City game aside.

  16. The Train Driver
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Rich >

    A. Felipe
    B. Townsend
    C. Redmond
    D. Martial

    ?

    1. mikess
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      A from those . Best player bar Martial who gets rotated

    2. 420king
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      A

    3. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      A

  17. SuperDan
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Got drunm and did a -20... hit the WC?

    1. SuperDan
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Drunk*

      1. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        You proved that in 1 word

    2. mikess
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Only 20

    3. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      No way - did you actually? What are the moves?

    4. Srv210
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Would think so...what transfers you did??

    5. Amey
      2 months, 19 days ago

      WC or FH both are good options.
      & Keep the phone away next time after drinking 😉

    6. The Cherry Picker
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Yeah

    7. SuperDan
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Haha ended up with this
      Guaita Boruc
      Robbertson TAA Luiz WBA Connolly
      Salah Hazard Pogba Son Puncheon
      Auba Jiminez Rashford

    8. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Just continue drinking and your decisions will improve, you're not drunk enough...;-)

  18. ImPasta
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Which keeper would you downgrade Allison to for the next 4-5 gameweeks...teams without blanks? Other keeper is Speroni (so useless).
    Defenders are Robbo, Doherty, AWB, Bednarak, Shaw.

    1. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Foster IMO.

    2. 420king
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      What is the reasoning behind replacing Allison. Need funds, another Pool player or just sick of his lack of clean sheets lately?

      I'd go Fabianski, good up until 33-34.

      1. ImPasta
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Had Pat/Fab rotation all season then went triple Pool just as all the CS stopped. Mainly ML concerns blocking rivals 100 pts in my rearview. Could use the money better right now I think.

        1. 420king
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Triple pool will still be useful, specially if you're gonna navigate through the blanks via FTs, but agree that money could be better spend elsewhere.

    3. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Boruc, no blank GW's, cheap as chips 😉

      1. 420king
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Boruc will get no CS in the next 4 though 😛

        1. Wild Card this...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Not expecting many until the end of season but money that you can invest somewhere else is substantial.

          1. Gabistuta
            2 months, 19 days ago

            This

          2. 420king
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            He was looking for a GK for the next 4-5, that's why I pointed it out. If I was on a WC I'd definitely go for Bourc/Gauita combo.

            1. ImPasta
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Thanks

  19. The Overthinker
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Time up for double pool def?

    1. Gabistuta
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Yep. Until Gomez returns id say

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Had no LIV defence until two GWs ago when I doubled up on Alisson/Robertson on WC, hasn't been very productive thus far it's fair to say 🙁

  20. Gabistuta
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Hey Dz, current gang;

    Lloris Speroni
    Robbo Digne Doherty AWB Lindelof
    Son Pogba Sane Salah Puncheon
    Kun Jimmy Rash
    2FTs 0.4ITB

    Dont think it needs a transfer really (bar any injuries in City/Everton)

    So gonna only use 1 FT, which would you look at doing?

    Kun to Auba
    Digne to Kola/Pereira
    Speroni to Boruc
    Something else or something more creative using 2fts?

    Cheers in advance

    1. 420king
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Kun to Auba would have been my choice, but apparently he has a good records vs Chelsea. Can afford to do Digne > Pereira this week and bench him.

  21. L'Aeroplanino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    80 all out with no DGW players, I will take that

    1. Gabistuta
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Decent score that

    2. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      you have no other choice 😉

  22. dee_top
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Am I G2G for GW26?

    Etheridge
    Robbo-Doherty-AWB
    Salah(c)-Pogba-Son-Ward-Prowse
    Kun-Auba(vc)-Rashford

    Subs: Speroni, Holebas, Digne, Puncheon

    1. Gabistuta
      2 months, 19 days ago

      For sure, think Auba outscores Salah though

    2. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Transfer value?

    3. sunzip14
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      I would play Digne ahead of AWB, otherwise gtg

  23. murty1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    1. Rich + Firmino -> Son + Jimenez (leaves 1.2m).
    2. Rich + Firmino-> Mane + Jimenez (leaves 0.4m).
    3. Rich + Firmino-> Felipe + Lacazette (leaves 0.2m).
    3. Other moves?

    Fabianski.
    Digne, Doherty, Holebas.
    Pogba, Salah, Rich, Sané.
    Firmino, Auba, Rashford.
    Hamer, Bednarek, Camarasa, AWB.
    2ft, 0.6m ITB

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