Opinion

Moving on from latest Pep-troll and the curse of the mid-price defender

For many of us, the last four Gameweeks of Fantasy Premier League have been comical, to say the least.

It’s certainly been that way for me. You couldn’t write it. Let’s go back to Gameweek 22.

Aboubakar Kamara (£4.5m) is transferred in just days before he decides to fight Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.5m) in a yoga class. The first person in the history of yoga classes to start a fight in a yoga class. Kamara is loaned out to Yeni Malatyaspor as punishment and gets red-flagged.

In Gameweek 23, Marcos Alonso (£6.5m) was shipped out for Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold (£5.2m) on the Sunday night after the Spaniard managed just two points in Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Newcastle.

Tuesday rolls around and Trent is ruled out for four weeks due to injury. Burned by moving early. Another red flag.

On to Gameweek 24. The injured Alexander-Arnold makes may for Everton’s Lucas Digne (£5.3m). Digne is benched by Marko Silva, comes on for Leighton Baines (£5.0m) after 55 minutes and gets himself sent off shortly afterwards. A painful -2. Yes, you’ve guessed it, yet another red flag.

Next up, double Gameweek 25 and visions of 100+ points. “Leroy Sané (£9.7m) has the best chance of starting both games.” Captain Leroy it is then.

Pep Guardiola decides to bring his FPL trolling to a new level, not playing the German at all against Arsenal then substituting him in the 59th minute against Everton. One point over the two games. ONE! Despair for triple captainers.

Naming my podcast ‘The 59th Minute’ came back to bite me in spectacular fashion. One can only laugh (otherwise I’d cry).

With Chelsea up next then a Blank in Gameweek 27 coupled with the pain he’s caused, Sane is the most transferred-out player this week.

It’s no surprise to see that Son Heung-min (£8.7m) is the most popular replacement. The South Korean has scored in back-to-back games since returning from the Asian Cup and faces Leicester (home) and Burnley (away) in his next two.

He’s got seventeen attacking returns (10 goals, 7 assists) in just nineteen appearances this season. A points machine.

Paul Pogba (£8.6m) and Sadio Mané (£9.5m) are two others to consider for those looking to jump off a Man City midfielder this week.

Pogba has six goals and three assists in his last seven appearances while Mane has outshone his more expensive teammate Mohamed Salah (£13.6m) in recent Gameweeks scoring in each of the last three matches. Mo points for less Mane?

Richarlison (£6.8m) is another player who has to go soon. The curse of ‘keeping a player because he has a double Gameweek’ strikes again. One attacking return in seven just isn’t good enough.

There are plenty of replacement options with the likes of Diogo Jota (£6.0m), Pascal Gross (£6.7m) and James Ward-Prowse (£5.1m) finding form in recent weeks. Early season favourites Ryan Fraser (£6.1m) and Felipe Anderson (£7.1m) shouldn’t be ignored either.

Eden Hazard (£10.9m) and Gonzalo Higuain (£9.5m) linked up well versus Huddersfield and posted good scores but it’s important to remember that it was Huddersfield, a team preparing for life back in the Championship.

The Blues face Man City (away) then have a blank in Gameweek 27 followed by Spurs (home). A tricky run. Higuain is on the Watchlist for now while Hazard will be making way this week to make space for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.2m).

The Gabonese international should do damage over the next three Gameweeks as his Arsenal side come up against Huddersfield (away), Southampton (home) and Bournemouth (home).

Captaincy for Gameweek 26 isn’t straightforward. Salah faces Bournemouth at home but he has blanked in the last two Gameweeks.

Aubameyang has 15 goals to his name but just six of those have come away from the Emirates, and he has had an illness in the week too.

The likes of Pogba and Rashford should be considered as they travel to face a struggling Fulham side.

Son is another candidate this week with Spurs welcoming Leicester to Wembley. Lots of options.

Having captained Mo for his hat trick against Bournemouth earlier in the season, I think that’s where my armband will be, come deadline on Saturday.

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  1. StayoutheSpiceZone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Auba gonna play? Thoughts please

  2. T96
      1 month, 16 days ago

      2 Free Transfers.

      What to do?

      Pat
      Robbo Doherty AWB (TAA Kiko)
      Haz Salah Pogba Sane Rich
      Rash Jim (Kamara)

      Sane > Son?
      Sane TAA > Mane Kolasinac?
      Sane Haz Kam > Son Camarasa Aub? -4
      Any others?

      1. T96
          1 month, 16 days ago

          1.4 ITB

        • gdeane491
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Sane Haz Kam > Son Camarasa Aub? -4

        • MGD
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Sane + Kund -> Auba + Pogba

          G2G?

          1. MGD
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            -4 btw

          2. Meinhoff
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Wouldn't do it for a hit. Just Sane to Pogba this week

            1. MGD
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Cheers but I need to take a hit this or next GW. Might as well do it now

              1. Meinhoff
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Not the same tho, Kun can score more than Auba this week.

                1. Psychobingo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Sure he CAN, but he`s less likely to do so. It`s a game about percentages.

                  1. marrog
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Maybe check out Meinhoff's history and stop trying to teach your granny to suck eggs.

                    1. Psychobingo
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Yeah a player ranked roughly 75k places lower than me is usually someone i avoid taking advice from. Same goes for you. I also just gave a reasonable argument, you were the one that decided to be rude in response. So why dont you just piss off?

        • Rushford
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Already done Sané->Son. Not sure which plan to go with going forward.

          A) Aguero -> Auba (-4)
          Rich -> Jota next GW

          B) Rich —> Jota (-4)
          Aguero -> Auba next GW

          C) only Aguero-> Auba next GW and bench Rich(play Barnes vs Spurs )

          1. Hy liverpool
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            C

          2. Psychobingo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Atleast hold for more information on Auba before you do anything.

        • pressdpm
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Can I hold an FT?
          Starting XI not final.

          Fabianski
          Bennett - Robertson - Wan Bissaka
          Salah - Sterling - Richarlison - Pogba
          Rashford - Jiminez - Aguero

          Speroni - Kolasinac - Digne - Biling

          1. Meinhoff
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Play Kolašinac

          2. Samwise
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Yes

            • Hy liverpool
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Kola over bennet

            • Psychobingo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              How good of a team do you have if you can bench Kola

          3. Gravless are for Kinnear
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            So I held off doing Auba to Kun with Huddersfield being an added factor

          4. donlobatto
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            The TC chip is that one that wanders around never finding a definitive home

            We wield it like an ultimate weapon but usually proves to be as ineffectual as a toy foam pirate sword

            I'm starting to think are we better to just go with a gut feeling and try it in a week where most things are lined up correctly - that includes SGWs?

            Realistically are there any of the bigger hitters that would normally be TC candidates that would likely play 180 mins or close in a DGW? I know it happens but it's a total lottery and then you have the factor of their ability to haul when they are playing 2 matches in 3/4 days

            I haven't convinced myself yet but thinking especially as I am chasing and needing big green arrows to get to a respectable place that I am better off just going for Salah this week and if it works then fantastic, if not then I'm not convinced the impact will be huge....

            Thoughts?

            1. Gravless are for Kinnear
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Hazard would’ve if they had DGW25

              1. donlobatto
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Haz is the one player I can think of that, due to his lack of decent competition this season in his position, would play much of both matches if needed.

                But he is such a troll that I'm not sure I could stomach it as he is just as likely to do a Sané a la GW25...

                1. Gravless are for Kinnear
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  He scored 15 in one game in GW25

                  1. donlobatto
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    I know I know but he was just as likely to blank totally - which is obv why i dumped him haha (fortunately for Kun)

              2. Amey
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  It would have been golden 🙁
                  My rival didn't even hav him in the team.

              3. Paddington Bear
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 16 days ago

                I still have not found a home for it. I hope Chelsea get that extra DGW, think they’ve to make the fa cup semi’s for that to happen then TC Higuain or Hazard

                1. donlobatto
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Do you trust them enough though...?

                  1. Paddington Bear
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Will all depend on form. Could put it on salah in a single too

              4. Amey
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  If you have all the chips intact & going to play FH in gw32 you can try & play TC in a BGW 31/33.
                  That way you can keep up with guy's playing FH in BGW's.
                  Just a thought.

                  1. donlobatto
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Yes there is definitely a way to capitalise on a blank to play TC and leapfrog tons of people but you really have to have all the Stats pointing to the player hauling

                    I think TC this GW will be a big differential if it pays off..... just don't know if I have the cojones...

                    1. Amey
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Salah has Fulham in gw31 & Southampton in gw33.
                        Hazard if goes out of fa cup also have decent fixtures.
                        Give it a thought before pulling the trigger.
                        I have a feeling that i should have done the same now

                        1. donlobatto
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          Yep it’s a decent shout for sure

                          I guess Salah’s form is not consistent atm so hard to fully trust yet

                  2. Lemongrab
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    I've been pondering it especially given that he scored a hat trick last time he played them but there's that nagging suspicion that Chelsea or Arsenal might get a tasty double so I'll probably bottle it. Always feel that at least with a dgw you've got the security of that second game.

                    1. Lemongrab
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Saying that last season I chucked it on Kane for his double and got rewarded with 3 points!

                    2. donlobatto
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      I know but is it security or is it a charade under false pretences!?

                      I had the classic Kane TC fail last season but the other chips were far more useful at propelling me through the ranks.

                      BB is the key DGW chip. TC is just such a gamble - i feel like especially this season

                  3. fenixri
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Chosing right captain is lottery, you can read all articles, news and information you can find, every star and planet can line up but still your chosen one can blank. So using TC in dgw makes a lot sense because you have more CHANCE to get it right. Nothing less nothing more.

                • Samwise
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    should i sub Hazard and Kamara for Aub and Hayden? or something else? (1 ft, 0.3 in the bank)

                    Patrício

                    Wan-Bissaka, Robertson, Digne

                    Salah, Hazard. Pogba, Son, Jota

                    Agüero, Rashford

                    Hamer, Bednarek, Bennett, Kamara

                     

                    1. Hy liverpool
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Save or kun to auba

                  • smix
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Patricio
                    Robbo Doherty Bednarek
                    Salah(c) Son Pogba Sane
                    Ings* Jimenez Rashford
                    Stek AWB Digne Richarlison

                    Thinking of doing Ings & Sane to Auba & JWP for a hit. Moves look fine ?

                    1. Hy liverpool
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Looks good

                  • Gravless are for Kinnear
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Will Auba play?
                    Wash rinse repeat on every page for the next 2 days

                    1. StayoutheSpiceZone
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      I am not sure. Posted on the top and read the Emery quotes. He was 'sick' today! Not sure how they know he will be ready for Sat tbh.

                  • Mike82
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Thoughts?
                    Ryan
                    Holebas, AWB, Jonny
                    Pogba, Mane, Salah (C), Son
                    Lacazette, Aubameyang, Rashford

                    Boruc, Bednarek, Peltier, Puncheon

                    Can wildcard, Who to downgrade to better my bench or defence?

                    1. Hy liverpool
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Laca to jiminez but i'd be tempted to keep with those fixtures

                    2. BOATIES FC
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Team looks good I think

                  • Iceball
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Thinking of these 2 transfers this and next GW(for free). Which would you do first?
                    A) Sane to Son
                    B) Alonso to Pereira/Maguire
                    C) Neither, save this week

                    1. Hy liverpool
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      A

                  • unitednations
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Thinking of taking 2 hits over each of the next 2 gw's to get 11/12 starters for gw27. best option here?

                    Fabianski -- Button
                    Doherty • Digne • Holebas -- Alonso Schindler
                    Salah • Pogba • Rich • Sterling • Sane
                    Rashford • Jimenez -- Kamara

                    A: Alonso + Sane + Sterling + Kamara >> Kola + Son + Maddison + Auba (-8)
                    B: Sane + Sterling + Kamara >> Son + 5.6m + Auba (-4)
                    C: Alonso + Sane + Rich + Kamara >> Bamba + Anderson + Camarasa + Auba (-8)...and keep sterling for gw28-gw30
                    D: Alonso + Sane + Rich + Kamara >> Kola + Son + Puncheon + Laca (-8)...and keep sterling for gw28-gw30

                    1. Hy liverpool
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Sane to son and save

                      1. Iceball
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Yeah, that should be enough this week, but consider one hit next week since you have so many blankers

                  • St. Joseph
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Sane >> Pogba
                    Or
                    Richalison >> Pogba

                    Money doesn't matter

                    1. David Brains - OH NO!
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Money will matter next week - Sane to Pogba

                  • Wolf811
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    G2G? 1FTB 0ITB
                    Alisson
                    AWB Bednarek Trippier
                    Salah KDB Son Sane Redmond
                    Aguero Rashford

                    Button,Llorente,Bennett,Simpson

                    Only transfer I'm thinking is Sane>Pogba

                    1. StayoutheSpiceZone
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      I would pull the trigger on that one yes.

                  • StayoutheSpiceZone
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Gtg?

                    Ederson
                    Doherty Matip Bednarek
                    Salah (c) Mane Sterling Haz Pog
                    Llorente Rashford

                    Bench: Boruc, Ings* AWB and Bennett

                    Thanks

                    1. Hy liverpool
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Matip may not start

                      1. StayoutheSpiceZone
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Why?

                        1. StayoutheSpiceZone
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          No Lovren or Gomez?

                          1. Hy liverpool
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            I would like fabinho to start with VVD
                            You have a good back up this week anyway.. Gtg

                      2. Psychobingo
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Matip very likely to start with Fabinho in midfield. Henderson and Wijnaldum out injured too.

                  • ASOUSA12
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      2 FT, £2.3 ITB, OR 4,735

                      Patricio
                      Doherty / Bednarek / Robertson
                      Salah / Hazard / Sterling / Richarlison / Pogba
                      Jimenez / Rashford

                      Speroni / Wan-Bissaka / Peltier / Kamara

                      Which one would yo go for?

                      A. Hazard + Richarlison -> Son + Mane
                      Would get Mane for Blank GW31 and Son would be my GW27 captain keeping Kamara as bench fodder

                      B. GW26 Hazard -> Son
                      GW27 Richarlison + Kamara -> Aubameyang (C) + Mid Bench Fodder (ideally a GW31 / 33 starter)
                      Would move to 3-4-3 formation

                      C. GW26 Richarlison -> Son
                      GW27 Hazard + Kamara -> Aubameyang (C) + Mid Bench Fodder (ideally a GW31 / 33 starter)
                      Would move to 3-4-3 formation

                      Difference between B and C would be which one to get rid first Hazard or Richarlison. Still think Richarlison could do more damage against Watford (A) than Hazard against Man City (A).

                      Cheers.

                      1. StayoutheSpiceZone
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        I don't think you should get rid of Haz. I think they will play well against City and lose a decent encounter. He loves a pen too!

                        1. Psychobingo
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          Keeping someone purely based on their penalty taking duties and/or their last decent performance against the worst team in the league is speculative at best. City blank Spurs in the next 3 for Hazard, and there`s no value tied up in him either.

                          1. Superbadhine
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            I have 0.3 tied up in him and it's a fundimental reason why i'm keeping.

                            1. Psychobingo
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              1 month, 16 days ago

                              What, really? What was his starting price, 10.5?

                              1. Superbadhine
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                1 month, 16 days ago

                                Me and Haz have been through the good times and the bad lol

                                1. Psychobingo
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  1 month, 16 days ago

                                  Haha, same. I had him for some of his early glories this season, and recently he`s trolled me quite extensively.

                    • #FPLBhuna
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Gtg? - bench boost?

                      ederson
                      robbo - doherty - pva
                      salah(c) - mane - sterling - pogba - siggy
                      rashford - jiminez

                      fab - rondon - bednarek - awb

                      1. KingOllie
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        g2g and just use the bench boost so you dont have to keep asking every week 😀

                        1. #FPLBhuna
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          Haha I think you’re right

                          Get so much hate for asking it weekly lol

                          Sorry

                      2. David Brains - OH NO!
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Save bench boost

                      3. Hy liverpool
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Don't

                      4. Superbadhine
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        BB - you'll regret it if you don't with that sub bench

                      5. Psychobingo
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Bench boost usually much better used in dgw`s, but you do have a decent bench this gw.

                      6. fenixri
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        You have great team for BB if you dont plan to use it in dgw

                    • David Brains - OH NO!
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Richarlison Hazard to Pogba Son, good to go yeah? Any reason to wait - exact funds?

                      1. Hy liverpool
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Nope.
                        Hazard may score tho

                        1. David Brains - OH NO!
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          Nope to the first or second question?!

                          1. Hy liverpool
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            To the second question... Good long term moves

                            1. David Brains - OH NO!
                              • 6 Years
                              1 month, 16 days ago

                              Thanks

                        2. Paddington Bear
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          So might Richarlison

                          1. David Brains - OH NO!
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            So might son. So might pogba. Jeeez thanks both

                            1. Paddington Bear
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 16 days ago

                              My answer is yes do it

                          2. Hy liverpool
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            Don't think so

                      2. Wild Rover
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Do it, it’s a no brainser

                    • T96
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Sane - Haz - Kamara > Son - Camarasa - Aub (-4)
                        or
                        Sane - TAA > Mane - Kolasinac (free)

                        Pat
                        Robbo - Taa - Doherty
                        Haz - Salah - Pogba - Sane - Rich
                        Jim - Rash

                        Hamer-AWB-Kiko-Kamara

                        1. Hy liverpool
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          Sane to son only for me

                        2. David Brains - OH NO!
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          Taa back soon and great value

                        3. Superbadhine
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          B

                      • OptimusBlack
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Any News on Auba ?

                        1. Gravless are for Kinnear
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          Why do you ask about him specifically?

                          1. OptimusBlack
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            Yellow Flagged

                            1. Gravless are for Kinnear
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 16 days ago

                              Check Tweetes

                        2. zdrojo187
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          Today is sick...that's mean is 50/50
                          Imo he will get a rest
                          Mkhitaryan is fully fit so I expect him and Suarez on the wings and Ozil behind Laca...

                      • TaiwanHC
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Transfer out Sterling or Sane?

                        1. Hy liverpool
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          Leroy

                        2. Psychobingo
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          Sanè usually does better against the top teams than Sterling. Sterling punishes weak defenders, Sanè just a better winger overall imo

                      • Sky Sports Ownership
                        disable
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Head on over here for a breakdown of the top 1000 managers player ownership in the Sky Game.

                        Overhaul fast approaching!

                        https://twitter.com/ffscout_luke/status/1093546248202792960?s=19

                        1. Paddington Bear
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          Hi Luke. Never played sky but I think I will next season. What does the overhaul do? Is it like a wildcard?

                          1. disable
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • Has Moderation Rights
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            Yes sir exactly that.

                            2 Wildcards a season only at a specific point unless they change for next season.

                            1. Gregor
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • Has Moderation Rights
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 16 days ago

                              When is the overhaul?

                              1. disable
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                • 8 Years
                                1 month, 16 days ago

                                After this weeks action 11th and before 22nd Feb

                                1. Gregor
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • Has Moderation Rights
                                  • 9 Years
                                  1 month, 16 days ago

                                  Cheers.

                        2. McEwan
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          Love the sky game. And likely to be in a minority here but parts of it like this don’t sit easy with me and think they need to look at what info they are going to drip feed into the public domain. I mean, if one player sees this would they have an advantage over someone who didn’t?

                          it should either be a part of the game or not. Like average transfers, randomly disclosed to certain players or even one week they fired it out on the official twitter then nothing. I get it isn’t a make or break piece of information, a useful gauge but one that shouldn’t need to be stumbled across.

                          1. disable
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • Has Moderation Rights
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            I agree it should come direct from Sky (and save me the trouble).

                            However i think they just want give their hardcore followers something back, support if you will.

                            Average Joe does not care about these kind of stats so i guess its just the way they have decided to run it. Engaging the community, or at least trying.

                            As i have said before its not much different from the Price Change sites or FPL discovery. Its additional info that is available for those that want it, it does not come direct from the source.

                            Im not even sure it does offer an advantage anyway, but thats another point.

                            1. McEwan
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 16 days ago

                              Cheers for getting back to us.

                              Totally agree it should come from them. Maybe if there is another article here in the off-season asking about the game, the clarity of these things will be asked.

                              It’s in no way a dig at yourself or anyone else that shares the info, the more the better tbh and great that people are looking to push the game. Your articles on here were fantastic, a loss to this site personally so thanks for your time spend on them.

                              When I asked them for the information on averages I was told it was not information they provide so maybe that’s a source of the frustration.

                              I take your point on the fpl stuff but that is all data that anyone could work out for themselves as that data is available to mine, none of it is hidden.(and not for one second am I saying that it is an easy process) even a basic sort by transfers in and out for gw can give you an indication of which way a player is going.

                              Certainly not a gamechanging advantage but I would say someone who knows the average over someone who didn’t would be an advantage. If you see the count around your rank, 3 weeks later you havnt used a transfer and the count has dropped by two and your rank hasn’t suffered, I would find that useful

                              1. disable
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                • 8 Years
                                1 month, 16 days ago

                                Yeah fair, lets hope they start releasing the info or can it all together.

                                In going to ask i no longer recieve it for next season in anycase unless im writing articles here. I no longer want the responsibility lol!

                                1. McEwan
                                  • 9 Years
                                  1 month, 16 days ago

                                  Kinda hope you were at that conclusion before this thread and not off the back of it as that certainly wasn’t my intention. Think it’s great the info on the game, more the better. You ask, they delivered and you’ve shared, not any personal gain from it, and informed a lot of interested people along the way. The access of it should come from the game and open to all is my ultimate gripe on it

                                  1. disable
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                                    • Has Moderation Rights
                                    • 8 Years
                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                    Yes bud decision made very early on in season. Thanks fpr understanding.

                        3. Junior ⚽
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Thanks Luke. More Sky the better

                      • We ain't got no histor…
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        GTG lads? Bench ok?

                        Ederson
                        VVD TAA Lindelof
                        Salah Pogba Richarlison Son
                        Auba Jimenez Rashford

                        Hamer Benett AWB Puncheon

                      • Miguel Sanchez
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Once TAA is back fit which Pool triple up is better?

                        A) Salah Robbo TAA
                        B) Salah Robbo Mane

                        1. Paddington Bear
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          I’ll be going B in a few weeks

                        2. Pilgrim62
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          I prefer B

                        3. Mo Mané Mo Problems
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          Have Salah, Robbo, Alisson.

                          Wish I had A or B.

                        4. g40steve
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          Salah, TAA & Mane/Alisson/Robbo

                      • dunas_dog
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Boruc my other goalie. Bring in

                        A Ryan or
                        B Fabianski for

                        Steele

                        1. Football Rambler
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          Similar question below.

                          With Brighton blank this week and Boruc playing ‘pool I wouldn’t fancy him.

                          What made you narrow it down to those two?

                          Cheers

                          1. Football Rambler
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            Sorry I’ve got my weeks confused. Hmm, maybe I should consider Ryan!

                          2. dunas_dog
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            Form and fixtures-Patricio rotates better- Ryan does play this week (Burnley)but misses 28

                            1. Football Rambler
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 16 days ago

                              The Brighton rotation is pretty good though!

                              West Ham just look calamitous at the moment so I’m not sure on Fabianski.

                              What’s putting you off Patrício then? Double up with Doherty?

                              1. dunas_dog
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 16 days ago

                                Precisely that- Fabianski does get lot of save points and plays in 31

                                1. Football Rambler
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 16 days ago

                                  The Boruc double up means you don’t need to worry so much about 31 though as he has a plum fixture, right?

                                  Looking again I think there is a lot of merit in a Ryan/Boruc double up.

                      • Football Rambler
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Are Guaita and Boruc both nailed?

                        I’m on a WC and settled on Boruc for my bench, trying to figure out who to pair him with and Guaita looks good value if he continues to start.

                        Other options I’m looking at are Fabianski and Dubravka.

                        Cheers

                      • Hart-ake
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Do you prefer:

                        a) Kola
                        b) Pereira
                        c) TAA (if fit)

                        1. Pilgrim62
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          A for nex three GWs

                      • Patron
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          What would you do here?

                          Patricio
                          Robertson Digne AWB Bennett
                          Salah (c) Sane Hazard
                          Aubameyang Rashford Llorente

                          Begovic Paterson Balbuena Brooks

                          1 ft, 0.4 ITB

                          Thanks!

                          1. Psychobingo
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            Sell either Hazard or Sane for Manè or Son, and then the other next gw.

                            1. Patron
                                1 month, 16 days ago

                                Thanks mate, Im thinking Sane to Mane, Haz might actually do something.. dont like taking hits now

                                1. Psychobingo
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  1 month, 16 days ago

                                  I mean taking hits isnt necessarily bad. Imo they should be viewed over a 3-4 gw period. If done this way, do you expect Son/Manè to outscore Haz by more than 4 points over that period of time? In this case, im inclined to say that they are. But, to each his own. Depends on how many player you have playing for gw 27.

                          2. Psychobingo
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            Manè or Son? Son more reliable and the main (only?) man for Spurs, but arguably worse fixtures. Manè form player for a somewhat struggling Liverpool, and Manè is known to be a streaky player in terms of goals/assists. Money not an issue.

                            1. Patron
                                1 month, 16 days ago

                                Same dilemma, tho I dont even have Pogba.. Mane as a differential probably

                                1. Psychobingo
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  1 month, 16 days ago

                                  I bit the bullet and got in Pogba a few gw`s ago. The one i don`t get this gw, i will get next anyway so i guess i would rather have Manè against Bournemouth than Son against Leicester. Leicester kinda unpredictable though, result can vary from 1-0 to 4-0 to 0-1.

                                  1. Patron
                                      1 month, 16 days ago

                                      Yeah I think Spurs are struggling and are being a bit lucky without their main players, and considering Leicesters form against top 6 it seems right to go Mane this weekend and just get Son the next one

                                      1. Psychobingo
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 6 Years
                                        1 month, 16 days ago

                                        Yup thats what im leaning towards myself.