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FPL Blank Gameweek 27 – an analysis of the key underlying stats

The first Blank Gameweek of the season is a week away, with two of the eight scheduled Premier League matches taking place next Friday night.

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

    He will. But auba is more dangerous

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

      Reply fail. Sorry

  2. Dynamic Duos
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Going to take the -8

    Rondon Anderson and Schmeichel in , then ready for Sterling 28

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      It's all for blankers I hope

    2. pingissimus
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Personally I'd go Heaton over Schmeichel - he's racking up the save points and that leaves room for a Pereira or Maguire for 31/3 as Leicester cover.

  3. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Fab
    Robbo • Doherty • AWB
    Salah • Haz • Pogba • Son • Jota
    Rashford • Jimènez

    (Button / TAA / Digne / Kamara)
    2 Fts

    Hazard & Kamara ➡️ Auba & fodder for free?

    Will have enough money to upgrade Son to Hazard/Sterling when their fixtures improve.

    Auba could also be a placeholder for Aguero/Higuain.

    Laca worth considering over Auba?

    Appreciate your thoughts! 🙂

    1. Dakes. 🙂
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Auba and fodder. Try camarasa

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

    How many liverpool + utd players you have to start this gw?
    6 for me.

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      4

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Have to start 4. Benching TAA most likely.

    3. Dakes. 🙂
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Salah Robertson Pogba Rashford = 4

      1. Hits from tha Chong
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        +1

    4. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      3 Salah Pogba Rashford. Goalfest welcome

    5. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      3 - Salah, Pogba, Rashford.

    6. Camzy
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      5. I have Shaw along with the usual 4.

    7. drughi
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      5

    8. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      4

    9. TheGman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Shaw out for Pereira so 4

    10. DA Minnion
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      4

    11. Skull And Gnomes 9
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Consulting my poor bombarded Hippocampus, I think the answer is 3; bearing in mind I still have lead in my teeth and fluoride in my water, along with the fallout from Chernobyl and the free consumption of pesticides in my veg and microwaves from the towers of doom.

    12. puhd
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      4, possibly 5 thinking of getting Mane

  5. Hits from tha Chong
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Fab | Bego
    Bennett Robbo Pereira | AWB Digne*
    Salah Pogba Fanderson Son | Rich*
    Rashford Jimenez Auba (c)

    Only AWB playing on my bench...GTG for now? Hope i can roll over my FT this GW!

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Bego is dead money. Easy 0.5m getting Boruc

      1. Hits from tha Chong
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Sorry Bego is Boruc....did that swap a few weeks ago.

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Then GTG

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

          AWB over Bennett. Palace 11 goals last 4 vs Leicester without a goal in reply. Leicester 2-0 up then 2-2 and no goals next 3. Wolves can't keep CS. Pat and Doherty owner all season

          1. Hits from tha Chong
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Will sleep over it....thanks for the feedback!

    2. Pep Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      That has roll FT written all over it. Good luck buddy

      1. Hits from tha Chong
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Cheers mate!

    3. pingissimus
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Most definitely AWB over Bennett I'd say - it's a much more promising away fixture and AWB is more likely for baps and/or a cs.

  6. TheGman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Best one-week Midfielder option for GW27? (not Salah, Pogba, Son, Fanderson)
    Money no object as he'll be replacing Sterling.
    I'm thinking Eriksen away at Burnley.
    Agree? Any other good candidates you can think of?

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Best option is Sterling for 28-30 and not waste a transfer

      1. TheGman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 6 days ago

        I'll bring him right back, got no one on the bench

    2. Pep Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Eriksen hitting form and if it's for one week only then he's a great shout.
      I like the chances of Almiron playing as a no.10 against Huddersfield too. Though clearly the latter could be a much bigger gamble

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Did you see Spurs highlights? Eriksen goal from absurd Pereira mistake

        1. Pep Pig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Yes Kiwi

      2. mik-hail-tal
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Any reasonable argument to why you think Aliron will start? I'm very close to punting on him as my Auba-enabler.

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Every season people punt on exotic January transfers. Can't remember a success since Arshavin before he turned to pot after early success

          1. Professor Abel X
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Papiss Cisse

            1. Kiwivillan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Good one. My ex-GF was SC Freiburg fan so should've remembered him

      3. TheGman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Almiron eh? thanks for the out of the box suggestion, I'll have a gander

    3. Pep Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I did an article on Newcastle here a few days ago. Was good to hear some NUFC fans agreeing Almiron should be starting against Huddersfield. Looks a very interesting player and could spark a good run of form. I haven't put him in, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't considering it

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Someone should do an article on success percentage of January transfers

        1. Pep Pig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Fire away Kiwi zzz

          1. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            I'm not being facetious. I'm serious. Struggling to remember a relevant January transfer FPL asset

            1. Pep Pig
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Aubameyang for Arsenal last season did well. My view is that he "could" do well. NUFC need a spark for sure and he could hit the ground running.
              January isn't known for major signings and obviously they don't get the pre season as summer signings get. In Almiron's case, he was on the radar for 18 months I believe, I think he knew well in advance the move was happening, and they will have had the couple of weeks in Spain training together.

              I just think there is a chance he could fit right in. I'm not stating facts that he will and that everyone should sign him pal

            2. geoffrolph
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Luis Suarez was pretty relevant

    4. pingissimus
      3 months, 6 days ago

      You could look at Fraser - possibly as a hold on bench in 28/9 if possible to have him for that great run from 30.

      Wolves are conceding goals especially if you factor in how their first choice defence did with Shrewsbury and Bournemouth tend to score heaps at home.

  7. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    If you only could pick one for next GW who would it be?

    A) Pereira
    B) Maguire
    B) Lascelles
    C) Schär
    D) Cathcart

    1. Hits from tha Chong
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      A

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

      A

  8. puhd
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Aubameyang still a good option to get in? Just asking because Arsenal have been so poor...

    1. Hits from tha Chong
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Otherwise Son (c)?

      1. puhd
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Yeah that’s another option

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

      I went off Arsenal attack before Hudd game after watching Cardiff highlights

  9. captainjilflex
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Morning all. Could someone please tell me who are currently the teams guaranteed a fixture in the upcoming blanks. Cant find it anywhere. Thanks.

    1. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I think I'm right in saying at the moment its only Bournemouth, Burnley, Liverpool, Huddersfield and Leicester who are definitely playing in GW31 and 33.

      1. captainjilflex
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Thats great thanks alot mate.

  10. puhd
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Sane or Rich out?

    Leaning towards Sane. Thanks lads

    1. captainjilflex
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Sane, at least rich is guaranteed minutes.

  11. puhd
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Maddison’s statistics are looking good, is he a better option than FAnderson?

    1. Hits from tha Chong
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Likewise i think

  12. FDMS All Starz
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Which option will score more this week?

    A) Auba & Laca (Auba captain)

    Or

    B) Laca & Dendoncker +4pts (Laca captain)

    1. captainjilflex
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      A but i wouldnt want both

  13. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Top transfer out (173,163): Aubameyang plays Soton at home next GW
    Top transfer in (197,677): Agüero doesn't play next GW

    Incredible stuff!

    1. Kevin de Blanke
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I guess that's bottom 500k

    2. Irbox ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Casuals

    3. FPL Pillars
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      It’s so silly

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

    Wait, just seen arsenal's fixtures. You all agree that he will start versus bate and later spurs. Two easy games sandwiched between these two.

    Bate
    Saints 3 days later
    Bou 3 days later
    Spurs 3 days after that.

    4 games in 10 days
    Will he start both SOU and BOU ?!?

    1. drughi
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      who

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

        Auba

    2. puhd
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Auba?

    3. Kevin de Blanke
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Guess Laca is the safer option with the red card?

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

        Safer yes but auba more explosive and on pens.

    4. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Southampton and Bournemouth aren't easy games for Arsenal. They're not City. How did Chelsea do at home to Southampton? Arsenal attack is trash atm

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

        There may be a bounce back for them

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Southampton? Agree. I fancy an upset

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

      I guess auba will get limited minutes vs BOU to be fresh againts spurs

  15. Riders of Yohan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 6 days ago

    How essential is Aguero from next week? Will have form and fixtures and personally is levels above Auba

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Essential because PL title is paramount for Pep

      1. boc610
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Over the CL? It's not...but kun will still play

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          League title is paramount for any manager

          1. boc610
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            So you ask pep now he gets one he says league ? I doubt that... it's what city owners want most of all and it will be a large measure of how successful hes viewed when he leaves..many view his time at Bayern a failure because he had no CL title

            1. Kiwivillan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              CL desire. League title must have

              1. boc610
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                That's just a very general prescription

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

          Short form tournaments are a crapshoot.

    2. boc610
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      city fan boy pellegrini's side are going to fold like a cheap tent against city...so I'd say he's pretty essential

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        West Ham only played top 6 away twice. 6-0 deficit

    3. Kevin de Blanke
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I think Sterling can cover...

      So one of them essential imo

    4. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      As essential as sane before the dgw.

  16. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Play camarasa or taa? Already have robbo of course.

    1. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Trent. Cama first sub

    2. Pep Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Then Camarasa mate. I'm hoping he starts and it was a goal fest at the Vicarage

      1. claretparrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 6 days ago

        He'll start I think. Warnock loves him and he was below full fitness when benched last week

        1. Pep Pig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          I read he had some personal issues (not Sala related). But hopefully he's back to his best following his assist last week

    3. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Depending on my transfers this week it's likely I'll have the same dilemma and am thinking this may be a week to play Camarasa over TAA to be honest. Can't see Pool keeping a CS and reckon Cam could get some attacking returns v Watford. That's not to say TAA couldn't get attacking returns v Man U but Camarasa is well rested following minor injury and poses a decent threat.

  17. Skull And Gnomes 9
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 6 days ago

    I have 26.6m on my bench this week.

    It feels strangely erotic.

    1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Gnomeo Gnomeo...

      1. Skull And Gnomes 9
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 6 days ago

        😆

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

      32.4 here !

      Triple city and Valery

      1. Irbox ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        You’re in for trouble this week if that’s the case

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

          Nah I’ve carefully planned this block of fixtures and Aguero sterling and Ederson have more than repaid me. Three figure gain so far.

          I’m aiming for an average score this week and mulling over my FT

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

            GW28 are where I feel gains are made

            Gains are made in 28 and the kitchen.

            27 is your basic cardio

            1. FPL Pillars
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Right to hold

            2. FPL Pillars
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Unless hokey Cokey for Auba (c)

      2. Skull And Gnomes 9
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 6 days ago

        😯

    3. scubasmithy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      24.3 for me

  18. tibollom
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Tough decision on who to bench.. not comfortable with having more than half my team playing each other... What you reckon?

    Fab
    Robbo Doherty Pereira
    Salah Pogba Son Jota
    Jim Rash Auba

    Stek, AWB, Bamba, Camarasa

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I think you have to line up as you have done

    2. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Yeah not easy but I think you're right as you are. Possibly Cama first sub?

  19. Ole Trafford
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Who to bench this gw?

    Etheridge
    Lindleof, Lascelles, WB, Bednarek
    Salah, Pogba, Son, Jota, Puncheon
    Auba, Rashford

    Guita, Aguero, Duffy,

    Lindleof, Bednarek or Puncheon?

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Puncheon is a flog who's not even getting 90 in worst team in the league. Not difficult

      1. Ole Trafford
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Fair enough !

      2. Amey
        3 months, 6 days ago

        😀

  20. HamezMace
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    With the captaincy choice a little less obvious this week, does anyone have any stories of maverick captain picks coming good, or going seriously wrong?

    1. Irbox ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Andy Carroll (TC).. enough said. Don’t gamble this week. 1) Auba, 2) Salah, 3) Felipe, 4) Son

      1. HamezMace
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        I was expecting that answer, along with TC Harry Kane.
        I'd still consider Anderson to be a fairly risky captain pick.
        I have no Arsenal players, and fancy someone other than Salah.
        I'm between Anderson, Son, and Jimenez.

      2. Lord in Wengerland
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Any love for Arnie?

        1. HamezMace
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Pep Pig has plenty. See below.

    2. Amey
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Sane TC gw 25.
      You had to ask it ??
      😀
      This week it's Auba 😉
      Who are you Captaining mate ??

      1. HamezMace
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        I don't have Auba, or I would captain him.
        Between Anderson, Son, and Jimenez.

        1. Amey
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Anderson against that RB of Fulham is very tempting 😮

          1. HamezMace
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Indeed, but slight concern that's he's not taking as many shots recently.

            1. Amey
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Yep. Son is safest bet for you.

    3. Pep Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I would love to be able to tell a really good maverick pick that was instantly successful mate.... 🙁
      Though I will get back to you next week and discuss why I thought Arnie the perfect captain for me in GW 27 😀
      I actually think Kiwi has a point in stating how difficult the Southampton fixture will be for Arsenal. 3-2 defeat in the reverse fixture and nothing is making me want an Arsenal attacker. Happy to own Kola.

      1. HamezMace
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Usually people are always up for some humble bragging!
        Arnie could be a great shout.
        ..I think people who own Auba really have to consider him the favourite, I don't have him, and won't be getting him, so not on my list.

        1. Pep Pig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Exactly that mate. If I owned him, I'd feel obliged to give him the captaincy this week. I'm just not excited enough to bring Auba in. Son is in tremendous form and he'll be a season keeper for me. Unfortunately my mind is set though and he will be VC. Expect him and Auba to be top captaincy picks ahead of Salah

      2. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Im not convinced by Arnautovic.

        Why didnt he start the previous game? He was fit. So must be related to his behaviour, past and present. Because he hasnt looked like himself since January every time he was on the pitch.

        Not convinced Pellegrini still trusts him, and not convinced his team mates still want to fight for him - or for the team if he is playing

        1. Pep Pig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          He was recovering from a minor back injury as well as all the hype over a possible move away. I'm assuming all will be forgotten and he does well. I hope anyway. Pellegrini loves him and definitely didn't want him to leave

          1. Pieterke30
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            He was 100% fit for last game. He had trained all week.

            1. Pep Pig
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Yes he had trained all week. Didn't play against Liverpool the game before and had the transfer saga surrounding him. I think the right thing to do was bench him. Even if he was 100% as you call it. It's only my hunch that he plays and does well in the Fulham game. I think they desperately need him as the focal point in that team

              1. Pieterke30
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                They certainly do. And if he is up for it and the team plays for him too, he could easily score a brace.

                But that’s two IFs.

                GL to you anyway.

                1. Pieterke30
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  Fwiw I was convinced Batshuayi would be starting straight away and score in both games.

                  And he only played 45 mins over 180... still think it was a mistake from Hodgson tho.

        2. Lord in Wengerland
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          All fair points and they give me pause too. I have the money to do Ings>Arnie and I might go that way with my FT if the Cup results lead me to prepare for GW31 with free transfers (as opposed to the Kun-Auba hokey-cokey).

    4. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 6 days ago

      My colleague went TC on Richarlison for the latest double...

      1. HamezMace
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        That's weird, so did mine, and he had Aguero too!
        Going to Crawley at the weekend?

      2. claretparrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Yep I'll be there. Stevenage too, first time I've managed two on the spin for a while! What about you?

        1. HamezMace
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Good stuff, enjoy it!
          I've not been for a while now, league two football is quite painful to watch, plus I have family stuff these days.

    5. pingissimus
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Heard of someone who went TC Auba and VC Rashford last week.

      1. HamezMace
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Think I saw that also, I mean that's rage quitting time right there.

    6. Skull And Gnomes 9
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I actually love being Maverick and occasionally it pays off, but unfortunately I find myself outside the top million every season for not succumbing to the bleating Captain obvious.

      1. HamezMace
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Feels great when it does pay off though, just horrible red arrows for the most part.
        Who are you going with this GW?

        1. Skull And Gnomes 9
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Milijovejic! 😆

          I just can't help myself.

          1. Pep Pig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            The fact is it could be gold mate. Imagine the scenes in your household if he got a couple of pens and a direct free kick 😉

            1. Skull And Gnomes 9
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 6 days ago

              I know what the scenes will be as I cheer, jig and dance about, and it will be belligerent, indifferent, rolling eyes to the sky . 😆

              1. Pep Pig
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                I promise I will also do a selfless Mili dance if he scores for you

                1. Skull And Gnomes 9
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  😆 C'mon!

          2. HamezMace
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            I brought him in earlier this season - when Richarlison was suspended - promptly dropped 0.2m, and I've never forgiven him since.

            1. Skull And Gnomes 9
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 6 days ago

              He's gonna Troll you!
              He's gonna Troll you!

              1. HamezMace
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                Richarlison has also provided many a troll filled game as well to be fair.

      2. Pep Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        I think the small blanks like GW 27 are a perfect time to be more maverick. It will be a case of hoping the obvious captain choices like Auba blank, and seeing a maverick pick (like Arnie) score and then it's a hue advantage

        1. Pieterke30
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Probably gonna happen. Auba keeps trolling me

    7. Anathallo
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I'm sure plenty have gone wrong, but last season I capped Alonso for a goal/CS 15 point performance when many others blanked. Was awesome.

      Plenty others haven't worked out over time!

      1. HamezMace
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        You're our first success story! Thank you, and well done.

    8. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      This week Arnie or Vardy for me... The one that i will get from them

      1. HamezMace
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        You're a brave man going for Vardy!

        1. potatoace
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          He'll be ok if he tools up first

  21. claretparrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Thoughts on these moves?

    GW27: Kun, Shaq, Cedric > Laca (C), Madd, Pereira (-4)
    GW28: Laca, Toby > Kun - Yedlin (-4)

    Team is:
    Fab
    Robbo - Toby - Jonny [- Shaw - Cedric*]
    Salah - Son - Pog - Camarasa - Shaq*
    Rash - Jiménez [- Kun*]

  22. Capoue Propper Mings
    3 months, 6 days ago

    FH 32
    WC 36
    BB 37

    1. Capoue Propper Mings
      3 months, 6 days ago

      FH 33.

      1. Capoue Propper Mings
        3 months, 6 days ago

        WC 35.

        1. Capoue Propper Mings
          3 months, 6 days ago

          No 34.

    2. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      You sunk my battleship

      1. Capoue Propper Mings
        3 months, 6 days ago

        What is Virgin doing.

        1. Jᴀʀᴠish
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Dunno - was banned last I heard

          1. Lord Tachanka
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Did Mark finally get that restraining order?

      2. Skull And Gnomes 9
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 6 days ago

        😆 Made me chuckle!

      3. fclackless [RoboKlopp]
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 6 days ago

        I used to love that game ... little squares and a well chewed pencil.

    3. Amey
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Use all of them in gw 39 😉

      1. Capoue Propper Mings
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Good shout.

  23. Sterling Malory
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Any injury news on Lingard and Martial?

    I was all set on transferring out Sanchez this week from my draft team. Should I keep hold?

    1. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Depends who else is available. If anyone remotely decent I'd bin him asap!

      1. Sterling Malory
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        I was going to get Harvey Barnes

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

    Vardy or Auba to bring in?

    1. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Auba

  25. Hy liverpool
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    I have PVA and AWB playing 5 at the back this week

    AWB to Lascelles?

  26. Sting in the Tail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    From an FPL stand point, what results do you want in the FA Cup this weekend? I only have 3 players guaranteed to play in gw31 but I have all my chips so could free hit. I feel like I either want as many games as possible to blank or alternatively as many games as possible to be on, so at least it's obvious when to use my chips. I could get left between a rock and a hard place if it's only Wolves and Man Utd that go out.

    1. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Maximum carnage 100%

      1. Sting in the Tail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Thanks

    2. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I would like Wolves, Brighton, Palace, City and Watford to get beaten.

    3. tisza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      not bothered.
      Free hitting in 31 and maximising the fixtures until then.
      A lot of people lost a lot of pts last season slowly setting themselves for the same GW .

      1. Sting in the Tail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        I think I'm leaning that way but if that's what you're set on doing you should be bothered. The more blanks the better.

    4. pingissimus
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I'd like Chelsea to go out.

      That'd make it really interesting. Their form may be cack but it'd leave room for bringing in Higuain/Hazard in 29 against Fulham - potentially a haul game.

      There'd be a really interesting balance then of deciding whether to tool up for 31/3 or FH it/ride it out with a weak team.

      By contrast if Wolves go out then it becomes almost too easy. The vast majority of teams have multiple Wolves and 31 will be less of a challenge.

      1. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        With no WC left, I would like Wolves to go out

  27. cpo001
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 6 days ago

    A) Sterling + Pereyra out - F.Anderson + Son in + 1.3m ITB, for a -4 hit?
    B) Sterling out and F.Anderson in and then switch back GW28
    C) Sterling out and Son in and then switch back GW28

    Thoughts appreciated?

    1. luv4rotties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 6 days ago

      If at all possible, would not want to spend 2 transfers to take out Sterling and then back in.
      Can you field 11-man squad for next gw?

      1. cpo001
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Yeah my team would need to be:

        Patricio
        AWB/Robertson/Shaw/Doherty/Bamba
        Camarasa/Pogba/Salah
        Rashford/Jimenez

        1st sub: Pereyra (injured?), (Aguero, Sterling)

        With the exception of AWB all my players are caught up in just 3 games (LIV V MAN, CAR v WAT, WOL v BOU). Feel like I need some coverage elsewhere, prime candidates being Son (or maybe Eriksen even) and F.Anderson.

        What you reckon?

        1. luv4rotties
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 6 days ago

          This GW headache would turn into a nice picture GW28 onward... Aguero + Sterling is powerful combo.
          Fully realize now the point - I would be reluctant to take '-4' this GW, as in general low scores may be all round (so no reason to start with a deficit).
          Having said that, Sterling -> Son (C) would be the safe pick, while Sterling -> F Ansderson (C) as differential.

  28. John Nerdelbaum
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Doesn't look too bad for the coming week after skilfully avoiding lots of points last week. Only Kamara stinking up my bench

    Can do the obvious Digne > Pereira move but intrigued by a move for a Newcastle defender which should pay back instantly as Huddersfield are complete gash

    Digne > Schar would give me 1.6m which is short of enabling Kamara > Jimenez but could allow an upgrade of Hojbjerg. Need to keep cash in the bank for Auba > Kun after Auba applies the coup de grace by blanking this week

    Thoughts?

    Fab
    TAA Doherty AWB Bednarek
    Salah Son Pogba Hojbjerg
    Auba Rashford

    xx/Digne/Sterling/Kamara

    1.2m ITB