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How the Top 10k are looking ahead of Blank Gameweek 27

The top 10,000 managers in Fantasy Premier League have joined the rest of us in moving en masse for Son Heung-min (£8.8m).

The Spurs midfielder was snapped up by just over 550,000 FPL managers in the run-up to Gameweek 26 – that’s almost twice as many transfers in as the next-most-bought player of this weekend.

A look at the most-owned players among the top 10k (see below) reveals that Son is the only change to the “template” squad from the previous Gameweek, with Leroy Sane (£9.6m) unsurprisingly making way.

Mohamed Salah (£13.6m) remains the most-owned player in the top 10,000, followed by Marcus Rashford (£7.8m) – who was benched at Craven Cottage earlier today – and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£4.6m).

The above template squad features four players who blank in Gameweek 27 – namely Lucas Digne (£5.3m), Richarlison (£6.7m), Eden Hazard (£10.9m) and Sergio Aguero (£11.4m).

The front eight players in the above graphic match those in the overall most-owned squad, as pictured below:

Marcos Alonso (£6.5m), Ederson (£5.6m), Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) and Alisson (£6.0m) are the four names that differ; Alonso and Ederson being two more players without a fixture in Gameweek 27.

Son for Sane and Raul Jimenez (£6.7m) for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.2m) are the two changes from Gameweek 25.

There unsurprisingly hasn’t been a great deal of chip activity this weekend, though we may see a very minor spike in the usage of the free hit chip in Gameweek 27 among those Fantasy managers whose squads are overloaded with Manchester City, Everton and Chelsea assets.

Just over 17% of managers inside the top 10,000 have used their free hit chip already.

Over 75% of managers in the top 10k have their triple captain chip still to play, while a similar number also have their second wildcard still to burn.

Bench boost remains the least-used chip among these high-performing Fantasy managers.

The overall picture, meanwhile, looks as follows:

Almost exactly one in five managers inside the top 10k in FPL have used two or more of their chips already this season (see below).

Just over 50% of the top 10,000 Fantasy bosses are still yet to use a single chip, however.

The overall situation shows a similar spread, though an increased 27.4% have used two or more of their chips as of Gameweek 26:

Switching our attention back to Gameweek 26, the top 10k largely backed Salah for the armband ahead of his eight-point return against Bournemouth.

The 2.27% who captained Paul Pogba (£8.7m) will be sitting pretty on 32 points once bonus is added, while a similar number captained Aubameyang and will be relying on their vice-captain for points (Pogba being a popular choice) after the Gabonese forward’s no-show at Huddersfield.

The overall Gameweek 26 captaincy picture is not quite as straightforward, as one would perhaps expect given the varying degrees of involvement further down the rankings and with those managers perhaps having less to lose by backing a differential captain.

You can view more Gameweek 26 stats on Ragabolly’s site here.

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  1. Rhinos- AD, Melee Winners
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Seeing a lot of how unlucky am I posts bout Kola but we gotta realise that every bounce of the ball can go another way and that what happens is the only version of events that matters. Be at peace with that then you can move on way quicker

    1. Syd.
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Agreed

      You do need a certain amount of luck to do well in FPL

      1. Here's Tom with the We…
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Unless you captained Kun last week. No luck involved, apparently

        1. Syd.
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          That was the sensible thing to do

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            I really don't agree at all, but we won't go into that 😉

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      if the OG happened 2 mins in and then he got an assist people would be a little more relieved than annoyed, games not over 'til it's over, doesn't really matter when it happens

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        I'm still not happy about it though 😀

        1. Brooksy86
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          All this... All of it...

      2. Pierce34
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        That's what I was thinking too. Always better to end on a high. Even not following the match would've been better, as I would then check the score and see 2 points, and wouldn't feel any highs or lows.

        This conceding at 2nd half injury time is extremely annoying...

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          yeah it's still annoying, but nothing is certain until the game ends.

          There's been a couple of times when I can't check all weekend and then just look at the points (not knowing a couple of my players hit the bar/missed a pen or whatever) and it's far less annoying

    3. sandman58
        2 months, 14 days ago

        People need to realise...Arsenal rarely keep clean sheets

        1. Pierce34
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          The timing is the kicker though. They should look to West Ham for inspiration - West Ham used to concede solitary goals in added time, but they fixed that. Now they concede in the beginning of matches so any Fabianski points after that feel like a bonus 😆

        2. SADIO SANÉ
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          I don't really 'expect' CS points from Kola, he has outstanding attacking threat - it's the fact it was an own goal (and bonus loss) more than a CS loss really

          1. sandman58
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Theres every chance he gets dropped for Monreal...his attempt to clear that pass was shocking.
              Its like he had a bet on himdelf to score an og
              Didnt look too upset either after he scored it
              Which wud anger many Arsenal fans...and maybe Emre too

          2. TheBrazilianRonaldo
              2 months, 14 days ago

              This - Arsenal had a 10-15% chance of cleany

          3. Berbinho's Forehead
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Luck is part of FPL and football too. Kolasinac owners were lucky that the shot from Iwobi deflected past the GK.

            You have to take the rough with the smooth.

            1. Swedish Maldini
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Yeah but it hurts extra when you Captained him.

              And even more when you slapped the armband on him last minute. Changing from Robertson making him vice

          4. XabiAlonso
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Fair enough but hard if you also captained sane last week and kept Auba for his easy Huddersfield game

        3. sandman58
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Does anyone know why Hamer played today?
            Is he in for good Huddersfield fans?

            1. Kiwivillan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              He did? Interesting

            2. Bobby_Baggio
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Lossi flu

            3. Pierce34
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Lossl was ill, he should walk back into the spot.

              1. sandman58
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Oh..ok
                  Didn't know that
                  Maybe its not a certaintl Lossl walks back in because hes been far from impressive

                  1. baps sniffer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Yes, but did you see Hamer playing earlier in the season?!?

                    1. sandman58
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        He was ok until he got an unfortunate injury
                        Give him a run in the team like that of Lossl...then judge

                • Flapjack ✅
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Yeah I got excited as an Ederson/Hamer owner

                  But it’s only due to an illness and appears Hamer dropped a clanger as you will see on MOTD.

                  Dunno why I was getting excited about potentially having a Huddersfield keeper anyway !

              2. tafrère
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Currently on 40 pts, LMS safety score is 39. I'm sweating for the first time of the season. 6 players left si let's hope I can survive one more week.

                1. Syd.
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  With 6 players left you should be safe for another week

              3. FPL DONKEY
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 14 days ago

                It's weird how BGW players aren't red-flagged in FPL. I guess that explains why Aguero is somehow still increasing in price.. I'll take the 0.1m, but it's a bit silly

                1. Flapjack ✅
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  It would ruin the price changes etc I’d hate that change

                  1. FPL DONKEY
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Yeah you're right.. I would hate that too. It is inconsistent though

                2. MTPockets
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Yep, but think they change the thresholds for DGW/blank players so doesn't mean he'll actually rise.

              4. manu4life99
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Best option for gw27:

                A) Rich,Rash to Fraser,Aub
                B) Rich,Rash to Anderson,Laca
                C) Rich,Long to Fraser,Arny
                D) Rich,Long to Anderson,Wilson/King

                1. Brooksy86
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  D probs with king...

              5. Arn De Gothia
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                no, you are smart. im keeping kun and haz.

                1. MTPockets
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  cheers

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

                  thank you

                3. donlobatto
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Thanks lol

              6. Jacky boy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Leicester fixtures are great. Both short and long term.
                Want vardy but there are so many strikers I want atm 🙁

                1. Berbinho's Forehead
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Ricardo Pereira is the man to get.

                  1. Syd.
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    This

                  2. sandman58
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      On Periera...what position does he ACTUALLY play.?
                      The answers will determine whether i swap for Digne or not

                      1. Berbinho's Forehead
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Right back in recent games but has played right wing too.

                        1. sandman58
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            No point buying him if hes at left back

                    • J - Gimme your Mané …
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Vardy useless this year, I owned him for weeks with beautiful fixtures, then held him for his bad fixtures too and got 1 goal in 6 games.

                      There are much better options than Vardy.

                      1. Kiwivillan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        It's like KDB. People buying players purely on previous season form

                        1. J - Gimme your Mané …
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Agreed.

                          Vardy price tag is an utter joke as well.

                          Should be no more than 7m.

                  3. Berbinho's Forehead
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Good to see Keita have a really good game today. Once it clicks for a longer period of time, he'll turn out to be another top signing for Liverpool.

                    1. Here's Tom with the We…
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Not sure what to think of him.

                    2. sandman58
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        It was against Bournemouth
                        Get real

                        1. Berbinho's Forehead
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Ah, that one. Classic.

                        2. J - Gimme your Mané …
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Someone’s tired

                    3. dontyouknowimloko
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Who to ship out for Auba (SOT)?

                        Rash (LIV), Mitro (whu), Jimi (bou)

                        1. Numb
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Rashford

                          1. Numb
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            Oh sorry, I thought you meant who to get in for Auba

                            1. Here's Tom with the We…
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              Mitro

                        2. Bobby_Baggio
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Mitro

                        3. dontyouknowimloko
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            Cheers guys, that’s what I wa thinking.

                            Jimi a keeper plus good fixtures, Rash & Mitro fixtures are not great...

                        4. Dosh
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Pereyra --> Pogba worth -4 ?

                          1. MTPockets
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            Depends if he's still injured and/or you have enough picks for next gw

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

                            no

                        5. manu4life99
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Why doesn't Holebas suspension take place in fa cup? Shouldn't he be available for next prem game?

                          1. SADIO SANÉ
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            2 game suspension

                          2. Syd.
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            I assume it is a 2 game suspension for reaching 10 yellows?

                          3. FPL DONKEY
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            AFAIK suspensions through the accumulation of yellow cards are now competition specific. This is a change made for the 2018/9 season. The FA cup is now like European competitions - 2 yellows and you're suspended for one game.

                            1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              Yep, read this somewhere too

                              1. FPL DONKEY
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                I'm confused though. Yellow cards totted up in the FA cup don't count towards the premier league, but I'm not sure if the reverse is true.

                                1. FPL DONKEY
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                  i.e. you can't be suspended in the premier league if you get a yellow card in the FA cup, but is it the same the other way round?

                                  1. FPL DONKEY
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                    Cheers that answers my question. Suspensions are competition specific according to this article

                                    1. MTPockets
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 9 Years
                                      2 months, 14 days ago

                                      No I think the competition-specific aspect refers to accumulation, not suspension.
                                      i.e. Holebas has accumulated 10 PL yc and will serve 2 suspensions - 1 FA Cup, 1 PL

                                      1. Kiwivillan
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 4 Years
                                        2 months, 14 days ago

                                        2 games which happen to be cup and PL as above is my understanding

                                        1. FPL DONKEY
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 1 Year
                                          2 months, 14 days ago

                                          The article says, in reference to accumulation of yellow cards in the Premier League, that "each ban will be served in the Premier League only."

                                          Maybe the article is wrong

                                          1. MTPockets
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 9 Years
                                            2 months, 14 days ago

                                            Yes you're right, I shouldn't have linked that article. Official site is this but it's not much more helpful:
                                            http://www.thefa.com/football-rules-governance/discipline/suspensions (one caution away tab)

                                            Should be clearer when they update Holebas' total

                          4. Kiwivillan
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            This means Kiko should play right as I understand he's back training and has played both left and right FB in past

                        6. Tmel
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Best 9.3 or under mid to bring in this week? (already have Son & Pog)

                          1. Syd.
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            Anderson

                        7. Bobby_Baggio
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          **Bottomed** How do these transfers look chaps? Thanks all.

                          Fab
                          Robbo - AWB - Pereira
                          Mane - Pogba - Salah - Haz - Son
                          Jimenez - Rashford

                          Bennett - Digne - Kamara

                          Haz + Kamara >>> Hayden + Auba

                          1. waldo666
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            Hayden seemed a popular makeweight but quite few saying his spot under threat with returning injured players. Might not be an issue if using as fodder seeing as you are getting rid of Kamara.

                          2. Bam Bam Bigelow
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            McNeil instead of Hayden

                        8. waldo666
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          And once again bench order bites me, Benderak to come on for Rashford with Bamba sitting next on the bench.

                          1. Berbinho's Forehead
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            I would have made the same decision to be honest.

                            1. waldo666
                              • 8 Years
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              Yeah, don't think it was the wrong decision but annoying all the same.

                          2. Syd.
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            If FPL was predictable it would be boring as hell

                            1. waldo666
                              • 8 Years
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              True enough.

                        9. Flapjack ✅
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          I swear defenders are feast or famine this year.

                          It’s 1 point or double digits !

                          1. TheBrazilianRonaldo
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              Robertson getting returns again 😉

                            • Costa in Wengerland
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              True!

                          2. SheBangsTheDrums
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            Is there a consensus when to play all chips?

                            1. TorresMagic™
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • Has Moderation Rights
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              Not really, might be after FA Cup next week.

                            2. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              There a few strategies, however I'm going to use BB the week after I play my WC prior to the DGW in 32. I think GW33 could be a light week, so will use the FH one then. TC? Christ knows!

                            3. Numb
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              Yes, most are looking at
                              32 FH
                              34 WC
                              35 BB

                              1. SADIO SANÉ
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                the main alternative seems to be
                                31 FH
                                32 TC
                                34 WC
                                35 BB

                                1. Numb
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                  I know but I’ve not seen many talking about that route.

                                  1. SADIO SANÉ
                                    • 3 Years
                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                    yeah I know, just saying, probably what I'm doing (seen others too)

                                    1. Numb
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      2 months, 14 days ago

                                      Me too. I suspect others will change tack and follow once they see me and you going that route.

                                    2. MASTER ROSHI
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      2 months, 14 days ago

                                      You've got the risk that some of the players you'd get in for 32 would then be blanking in 33

                          3. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            I'm keeper-less next week. Should I hit to bring one in? Or ride it out. Have the Ryan/Button combo and 2.3 ITB

                            1. Kiwivillan
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              I'm considering Button>Boruc as no other trades in mind and will play instead of Patricio 27

                              1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                It's the hit that gets me. I'd need a CS to break even. Had to switch Haz out as losing value, hence the 1 FT

                            2. Numb
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              People say in that case it’s only a 2 point hit. Should get at least 2 points from the keeper.

                              1. Rhinos- AD, Melee Winners
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                you've never owned Joe Hart

                              2. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                Hmmm. See what you mean.

                            3. Flapjack ✅
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              Well in my case with Ederson the -4 allows a keeper for 27 and 31(?) I believe

                              Tbh I may do it for free tho and don’t think Auba is a good idea now.

                          4. Kiwivillan
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            Funny from BBC 5 Live Sport

                            Only two teams in #PL history have conceded more from set pieces than Marco Silva's Everton...

                            1st Marco Silva's Hull
                            2nd Marco Silva's Watford

                            1. TheBrazilianRonaldo
                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                That’s a great stat!

                              • Mysterion
                                • 1 Year
                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                All three under Silva have individually conceded more from set pieces than Fergie's Utd and Arsene's Arsenal? 😮

                                1. Becks
                                  • 1 Year
                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                  In a single season yes

                                  1. Mysterion
                                    • 1 Year
                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                    Haha of course... knew I misunderstood at first

                                2. TheBrazilianRonaldo
                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                    Good point. Maybe the stat is %?

                              • SADIO SANÉ
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                if I do Quaner -> Laca (instead of Auba) I can do Rich -> Mane the week after too...

                                worth a go or is the below too much of a benching headache?

                                Salah Son Pogba Jota MANE
                                Rash Jim LACA

                                1. SADIO SANÉ
                                  • 3 Years
                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                  getting Auba means I'm benching Rich, which I'm not too concerned about obviously

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

                                  have you considered vardy over laca? i think he will outscore him between now and gw31, and has the benefit of also playing that week

                                  1. SADIO SANÉ
                                    • 3 Years
                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                    not really no, but yeah could work

                                    1. EMBOLOFAN
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      2 months, 14 days ago

                                      better underlying stats than you'd expect (if we trust that he'll revert towards his usual conversion rate) and can start him basically every week for ages given leicester fixtures

                                3. Kiwivillan
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                  Nightmare front 8. Would rather have a junk cheapie and upgrade another position

                                  1. SADIO SANÉ
                                    • 3 Years
                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                    I guess in another season I'd have 9m forward and a cheapo instead of Jim and Jota, but they seem better than most 6-9m options atm

                                    1. Kiwivillan
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      2 months, 14 days ago

                                      I have Aguero. What's nice is he's placeholder for Kane. I can get back with 1 trade

                                      1. SADIO SANÉ
                                        • 3 Years
                                        2 months, 14 days ago

                                        completely forgot about Kane, can afford with 1FT this week...probably won't though

                                4. Kiwivillan
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                  I thought Laca was better pick before Auba illness news looking at last 5 games stats

                                  1. SADIO SANÉ
                                    • 3 Years
                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                    yeah it's pretty close, especially when you factor in the extra funds (although Auba's EO will be much higher than Laca's I'd imagine, which I also like to factor in)

                              • Bullet Eder
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                Fantasy is sh*te* this year. Been between 30 and 50k since GW18, the teams are more template than I can ever remember and the differentials have that tag for a reason.

                                1. Rhinos- AD, Melee Winners
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                  make some moves then. No point moaning bout the template if you're not prepared to change it

                                  1. SADIO SANÉ
                                    • 3 Years
                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                    if the template players keep scoring well, it doesn't really matter

                                  2. Bullet Eder
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                    Not really. I kept Son throughout the entire Asian cup so his last two games have been hauls that other people haven’t had. Has made no difference. If Salah, Robertson, Pogba or Rashford score points it makes zero difference.

                                2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 9 Years
                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                  I've never seen the template as uniform as this year:

                                  Robbo
                                  Doherty
                                  Salah
                                  Son
                                  Pogba
                                  Rashford
                                  Jiminez

                                  1. EMBOLOFAN
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                    some of us got hauls and rises from those players before they became "template players". also son, pogba and rash were ignored for the majority of the season (for good reason)

                                    1. EMBOLOFAN
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      2 months, 14 days ago

                                      there was also a long period of salah ownership being contentious. some of us just made the right calls. sorry!

                                    2. Kiwivillan
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      2 months, 14 days ago

                                      Yeah this. Had lots of template players before unwashed hordes bought them 😆

                                      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 9 Years
                                        2 months, 14 days ago

                                        I seem to remember having a rather amusing conversation with certain folks about Pogba being a good option back around GW18-ish 😉

                                    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 9 Years
                                      2 months, 14 days ago

                                      I think the vast majority (of those in the top 10-50k at least) would have got 'hauls and rises' as you put it - it was rather obvious these players were shockingly underpriced - even Pogba before Ole came in was coming off the back of 19 returns in 27 games (!) last year from central midfield, they're all due massive price hikes next season

                                      But the point still stands - I've never seen the template as uniform as this year

                                  2. Lazaretti
                                    • 1 Year
                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                    +AWB

                                3. TheBrazilianRonaldo
                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                    Listen to the manager podcast this week. The guy won 14/15 season and finished up to 200k in others. He suggests that some seasons just suit managers styles. And yes, since 20 the template has been strong. I find I do better then not reading the boards

                                  • Royal5
                                    • 7 Years
                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                    I've been standing still at 20k for 12 weeks. Even when I feel a have good GW I'm getting nowhere.

                                  • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 8 Years
                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                    I love it when people moan about not moving ranks when they have the same team as everyone else.

                                    Take some risks and change your team. No risk, no reward

                                    1. Royal5
                                      • 7 Years
                                      2 months, 14 days ago

                                      Point is the templet are doing too well. Better than the rest. Change your team and you drop.

                                      1. Bullet Eder
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 3 Years
                                        2 months, 14 days ago

                                        This

                                      2. Bullet Eder
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 3 Years
                                        2 months, 14 days ago

                                        For example I’ll be bringing Auba in next week and fancied a nice little punt on Lukaku today when it became clear Rashford wasn’t starting. If I had done that, it would have backfired horribly.

                                        1. Royal5
                                          • 7 Years
                                          2 months, 14 days ago

                                          Yep. And people who tried going with KDB at the DGW failed. You really got to "hope" for some injuries or thing s keeping players out so you have to make some moves or use your bench. Like today with Rash I got lucky with Camarasa, not exactly a haul but still.

                                    2. Bullet Eder
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      2 months, 14 days ago

                                      I love it when people don’t link their teams properly. As I said above, keeping Son throughout the Asia Cup was a significant risk and the rewards should have been sensation last two weeks- but I barely moved rank.

                                4. Jacky boy
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                  Keep rashford or sell?
                                  Uncertainty over starts and some tough matches

                                  1. Gringo Kid
                                      2 months, 14 days ago

                                      Keep 3 more rounds

                                    • Lazaretti
                                      • 1 Year
                                      2 months, 14 days ago

                                      Keep.

                                    • TheBrazilianRonaldo
                                        2 months, 14 days ago

                                        Will be keeping an eye on options for sure

                                      • EMBOLOFAN
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        2 months, 14 days ago

                                        not really uncertainty imo, he's started every single game bar one. after liverpool he has 2 good games. who would you replace him with?

                                        1. Jacky boy
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 2 Years
                                          2 months, 14 days ago

                                          Arnie or vardy

                                      • Rhinos- AD, Melee Winners
                                        • 5 Years
                                        2 months, 14 days ago

                                        no uncertainty, he's clearly first choice

                                      • Kiwivillan
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 4 Years
                                        2 months, 14 days ago

                                        He got given a rest fgs

                                      • Royal5
                                        • 7 Years
                                        2 months, 14 days ago

                                        You're right. Lukaku looked fantastic today.

                                      • Boo Ya Ka Sha
                                        • 4 Years
                                        2 months, 14 days ago

                                        More like batty boy

                                    • VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      2 months, 14 days ago

                                      Fab
                                      Robbo, taa, doherty, kola
                                      Pogba, son, mane
                                      Auba, jimenez, rashford

                                      Camarasa

                                      Okay to roll the FT?

                                      1. Kiwivillan
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 4 Years
                                        2 months, 14 days ago

                                        Sure. Shame no room for Camarasa with decent home fixture. Double Pool defence?

                                        1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 1 Year
                                          2 months, 14 days ago

                                          At least holebas excluded himself else i’d have too many options.

                                          Yeah, I was looking at that. Could drop taa for camarasa?

                                          1. EMBOLOFAN
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            2 months, 14 days ago

                                            i would

                                    • donlobatto
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      2 months, 14 days ago

                                      Would you bench David Luiz for next week or switch for Kola or Kosc? Given his next match is Spurs at Home

                                      1. EMBOLOFAN
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        2 months, 14 days ago

                                        neither

                                        1. donlobatto
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 1 Year
                                          2 months, 14 days ago

                                          Helpful lol

                                          Other options would be TAA/ Shaw/ Bamba

                                          Other defenders already are Robbo, Pereira, Doherty, AWB
                                          So I could bench Luiz...

                                          1. Soapy
                                            • 7 Years
                                            2 months, 14 days ago

                                            TAA out of those. Fancy Newcastle defence to do well over the next few. Concidered Lascelles or Yedlin?

                                            1. donlobatto
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 1 Year
                                              2 months, 14 days ago

                                              Yep they are on my radar for sure

                                      2. MTPockets
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 9 Years
                                        2 months, 14 days ago

                                        Kola at gunpoint, but I wouldn't want an arsenal defender

                                        1. donlobatto
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 1 Year
                                          2 months, 14 days ago

                                          Other options would be TAA/ Shaw/ Bamba

                                          Other defenders already are Robbo, Pereira, Doherty, AWB
                                          So I could bench Luiz...

                                          1. MTPockets
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 9 Years
                                            2 months, 14 days ago

                                            Depends on your plans for the blanks/doubles. Would personally focus on Liv/Lei, although in your case already have one of each and can already play those 4, so may already be able to put out decent 11.

                                            1. donlobatto
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 1 Year
                                              2 months, 14 days ago

                                              Have a fairly decent 11 to put out:

                                              Fab
                                              Robbo, Doherty, Pereira, AWB
                                              Salah, Son, Pogba, Jota
                                              Rash, Jimi

                                              Blanks/ doubles plan is undecided but have all chips still remaining

                                              1. MTPockets
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 9 Years
                                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                                Then I'd wait to see how the cup games pan out, and maybe save the Luiz transfer for later.
                                                Nice position to be in

                                                1. donlobatto
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 1 Year
                                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                                  Yeh I want to try and avoid transfers/ hits where possible because I’ve been way too hit happy and it’s killed my rank and need to recover!

                                    • Boo Ya Ka Sha
                                      • 4 Years
                                      2 months, 14 days ago

                                      Ederson/Hamer owners (maybe even throw in Digne). What're you planning?

                                      1. Kiwivillan
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 4 Years
                                        2 months, 14 days ago

                                        Did Digne to Kosc yesterday. Sweet relief

                                    • sandman58
                                        2 months, 14 days ago

                                        A) TAA Hazard & Kane
                                        B) Robbo Son & Aguero
                                        Which is better for GW28 onwards?

                                        1. Soapy
                                          • 7 Years
                                          2 months, 14 days ago

                                          B imo

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

                                          probably a but cant really answer yet

                                      • Soapy
                                        • 7 Years
                                        2 months, 14 days ago

                                        Success to

                                        A) King
                                        B) Arnie
                                        C) Mitro
                                        D) Rondon

                                      • IrishRed
                                        • 2 Years
                                        2 months, 14 days ago

                                        Thoughts on a Sane replacement for 9.4 or less?

                                        Already own Son and reluctant to get Pogba as I already have Martial and Rashford aswell as having Liverpool up next. How about going for a cheaper player. ie Jota and having the money to upgrade Martial to Pogba next week

                                        1. Bobby_Baggio
                                          • 7 Years
                                          2 months, 14 days ago

                                          mane

                                          1. IrishRed
                                            • 2 Years
                                            2 months, 14 days ago

                                            0.1 short unfortunately

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

                                          decent plan, although i actually own all 3 united players in question

                                        3. SADIO SANÉ
                                          • 3 Years
                                          2 months, 14 days ago

                                          sounds decent to me, see how Gray/Barnes do tomorrow for Leicester maybe

                                          1. IrishRed
                                            • 2 Years
                                            2 months, 14 days ago

                                            Cheers. Don't know how much I trust Leicester though

                                            1. SADIO SANÉ
                                              • 3 Years
                                              2 months, 14 days ago

                                              np, normally the same but those fixtures are glorious, expect them both to do well

                                              1. SADIO SANÉ
                                                • 3 Years
                                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                                mega cheap too

                                        4. Royal5
                                          • 7 Years
                                          2 months, 14 days ago

                                          I'd consider Jota. Good fixtures

                                      • fenixri
                                        • 2 Years
                                        2 months, 14 days ago

                                        How was Mane today? He seems to get constant returns now, maybe time to double up with Salah?

                                        1. EMBOLOFAN
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          2 months, 14 days ago

                                          important to either double up liverpool defence or double up mane/salah, there are good arguments for either

                                      • Twisted Saltergater
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 9 Years
                                        2 months, 14 days ago

                                        I was close to doing Sterling + Llorente > Mane + Lacazette this morning but it would've been for -4. Couldn't really justify selling Llorente home to Leicester, and who's to say Sterling won't do well vs Chelsea?

                                        Anyone got Mané and regretting bringing him in? 9.5m and he scores today but nowhere near the baps. I think I'm edging towards Robertson or TAA.

                                        Lacazette is a strong pick though, I reckon.

                                        1. EMBOLOFAN
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          2 months, 14 days ago

                                          laca has 2 good fixtures then 2 pretty tough ones then a blank. not sure of the appeal.

                                      • jdp219
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 2 Years
                                        2 months, 14 days ago

                                        Deciding how to cover gw27, but looking forward, too (re: Chelsea after Spurs).

                                        Current team:
                                        Fab, Button // Luiz, Robbo, Doh, AWB, Bednarek
                                        Salah, Pogba, Hazard, Son, Siggy // Rash, Jim, Kamara

                                        Each is a -4...
                                        1) Haz, Kamara > Moutinho, Auba
                                        2) Siggy, Kam > Fanderson, Rondon
                                        3) Luiz, Kam > Kola, Rondon
                                        4) Other?