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FPL Question Time – Consult panel ahead of Double Gameweek 35

Fantasy Premier League managers have endured a tough Gameweek 34 and almost certainly have questions for the next round of fixtures.

We are hurtling into the final Double Gameweek of the season with the Bench Boost chip looking the most likely to be deployed.

With the fixtures still appearing tricky to navigate, and the captaincy even harder, we have brought together another panel of managers to help you out.

Who’s on the panel this week?

Always Cheating Podcast – The USA’s most popular FPL podcast created by Josh and Brandon

Who Got the Assist? – One of the best known FPL podcasts this side of the Atlantic, the brainchild of Tom and Nick.

Rotation’s Alter Ego – One of our very own moderators on the site, who is currently in the top 5,000.

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1,252 Comments Post a Comment
  1. RED_ARMY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    Should i replace Vardy + Murray with Laca + Jimmy ? Or just do Murray to Jimmy and Vardy to Bobby for 36.

    1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      Later

  2. Tommo1888
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    Duffy and Deeney > Coady and Wilson??? -4

  3. The 12th Man
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    Worth sacrificing Aguero to get quality replacements for Dunk and Deeney?

    Dunk,Aguero,Deeney > Laporte,Firmino,Wilson -8

    1. GnT
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      If you're benchboosting then hits are probably worth it, better if you're bringing in double gameweek players though

      1. The 12th Man
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 1 hour ago

        Who though? I have Jimenez. Don’t want Arsenal.

    2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      No imo

    3. Konstaapeli
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      Keep Kun. He's a big game player.
      I'm dong Duffy+Deeney > Bednarek + Wilson for a hit.

  4. Xhaka_Laca
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    Have Duffy, Dank, Murray. Planning to do Dank + Murray to Cathcart + Wilson for -4. I'll have four player with single game (Salah, TAA, Verdy, Wilson).

    With BB planned, should I do it or go for Ings in place of Murray?

  5. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    People with suddenly awful benches “saving BB” is not something I agree with.

    I was considering it earlier in the week, however that bench is only going to realistically improve if you put all your FT in it and further issues and problems will most likely arise.

    I think a small hit can fix most benches thanks to cheap Soton assets, Llorente etc then can use all FT towards starting XI instead of a BB.

    Plus in a SGW rotation of key assets could mean you don’t get many over 15 out anyway!

    Caveat. I was wrong about Brighton defenders so feel free to ignore my worthless opinion 😉

    1. GnT
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      Fully agree, benches aren't likely to get stronger unless you're very lucky with injuries and rotation in the rest of your team and don't have to put out other fires with your FT

    2. The 12th Man
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      I tend to agree. A -4 or -8 could easily be paid back if you make the right picks.

      Plus Brighton still have 2 games and could nick something. (Wishful thinking)

    3. Do I Not Like Orange
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      Priority move this GW for me is Vardy to Aguero. Feel I made a poor move keeping Vardy on WC, and not willing to let my ML rival (who cut my lead to 1pt this week) have Kun as a double game differential.

      After that, you're talking at least an 8pt hit to make my current bench of Lloris Duffy Dunk Deeney worthwhile as Brighton will get spanked twice again and Deeney won't play. I'd rather chance BBing the Brighton muppets in 36, which is now the only game they can realistically target to give themselves a chance of staying up.

      1. Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 1 hour ago

        Vardy was someone I haven’t had won’t own, but that’s a luxury transfer surely ?

        You could just do Deeney and a Brighton defender to say Wilson and Bednarek

        Kun is obviously dangerous but I guess tonight will help your decision

        1. Flapjack ✅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 days, 1 hour ago

          If you do that and Kun is benched in 36 your BB is already one down !

          1. Do I Not Like Orange
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            8 days, 1 hour ago

            Kun hokey cokey to Firmino in 36 for me, plus a hit to replace Deeney (plenty ITB so will have options). Yeah, am hoping tonight's games make it clearer re: Kun.

  6. drughi
    • 9 Years
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    If I hadn't played my wildcard this week I would be in the top 10k now lol

    1. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      Be positive. We all got screwed. Wilson and Brooks never got even an assist for me. Pogba had been awful. Made sense to offload

      1. drughi
        • 9 Years
        8 days, 1 hour ago

        It sure made sense but still very annoying.

        1. Flapjack ✅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 days, 1 hour ago

          Very. But this is the end game now. We gotta try not get enraged by it until the seasons done .. as these next few transfers define our seasons!

  7. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    Should I use BB this week with Ryan,Duffy,JWP,Valery?

    1. GnT
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      despite the atrocious pst gw, it's not that bad, use a free transfer to change duffy or ryan and you're set imo

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 1 hour ago

        Used FT for Deeney, Duffy to Cathcart for a hit?

    2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      Yes imo

    3. drughi
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      Ryan will get you 2-3 points so will Duffy most likely. JWP I would guess in the range 5-10 points and Valery the same.

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 1 hour ago

        I'll take that Tbh

      2. Konstaapeli
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 1 hour ago

        You have more faith in Brighton than me. Only have Duffy but getting rid with a hit.

  8. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    Duffy to Cathcart for a hit?

    1. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      Go for it

  9. b82rz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    I’m now struggling with whether to Bench Boost this week. Current starting XI if I didn’t:
    Pat
    Duffy / Bednarek / Robbo
    Salah / Mane / Haz / JWP
    Jiminez / Aguero / Wilson
    (Ryan / Perreira / McNeil / AWB)
    I’d triple captain Jiminez this week if I don’t
    Alternatively I’ll be doing Perreira/McNeil to one of Deulofeu/Redmond/Babel and Lindelof/Kola/Boly for -8 (already put Jimi in with my FT)
    Is the bench boost worth it?
    Would be Ryan / Duffy / Wilson / AWB
    I’d almost see it as a way of covering off the hits I have to take to improve my team to the end of the season

  10. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    So confused about when to BB. Thoughts here?

    Foster --- Ryan
    Doherty • Laporte • Kolasinac ----- Valery Duffy
    Sterling • Pogba • Eriksen • Son ---- JWP
    Kun • Gray/Ings • Jimenez

    A: BB GW35 (TC gw36) with Ryan (wol, tot) // Valery (new, wat) // Duffy (wol, tot) // JWP (new, wat)
    B: BB GW36 (TC gw35) with Foster (WOL), Valery (BOU) // Kola (lei) // JWP (BOU)

    1. b82rz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      Probably A still

  11. Fernando Torres
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    A) Ederson + Cathcart + Dunk
    B) Laporte + Yoshida + Ryan

    1. Konstaapeli
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      B

  12. Scotty B
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    De Gea
    Pereira VVD Dunk
    Salah Richarlison Maddison Mane
    Wilson Higuain Rondon

    Gunn Son Doherty Bednarek

    Using BB this week.

    Really unsure whether to just go -4 with Higuain > Jimenèz & Richarlison Or Maddison > 8.8/9.0 mid or just go all out and do a -8 shipping Pereira also to say Cathcart which would allow me to stretch to KDB?

    1. b82rz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      I think all out with KDB

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

      See how City do then decide.

  13. drughi
    • 9 Years
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    How is these transfer plans looking ?

    GW 35 Deeney and Duffy > Ings and Yoshida -4 (BB)
    GW36 Eriksen > Mane (salah/mane TC)

  14. Amey
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      RP
      Got bottomed few pages back.
      1 FT, 0.0 itb

      Lloris Foster
      Robbo Taa Duffy Doherty Valery
      Sterling Eriksen Son Jota Deulofeu
      Aguero Jimenez Firmino

      What would you suggest ??
      Save ??

      Feels bad about not having Hazard 😮

      1. HollywoodXI
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 1 hour ago

        Duffy to a Watford defender, maybe Cathcart?

        1. Amey
            8 days, 1 hour ago

            Yep
            That's a possibility I've considered.
            Not very enticing though as already have Foster,
            Do you think doubling up is a good strategy mate ??

            1. HollywoodXI
              • 4 Years
              8 days, 1 hour ago

              Watford aren’t exactly reliable in terms of clean sheets but I do think they have the best DGW fixtures for potential clean sheets so a double might not be a bad shout. Cathcart is also an attacking threat at set pieces.

              1. Amey
                  8 days, 1 hour ago

                  Thank you mate 🙂
                  Will decide on deadline to get as much information about Deulofeu Valery

                  GL to you 🙂

              2. Numbuster
                • 2 Years
                8 days, 53 mins ago

                feel not a good move to keep till end of season for a WAT df
                But will only do for this week

          • Numbuster
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 1 hour ago

            before closing, check Deulo fitness.
            BB this week? not bad.. g2g

            1. Amey
                8 days, 1 hour ago

                Yes. BB this gw

                I think Deulofeu Valery will be fine.

                1. Numbuster
                  • 2 Years
                  8 days, 51 mins ago

                  yeah that is great thought..

          • Numbuster
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 1 hour ago

            Need help for this week

            Deeney to Jiminez? or Firmino?

            Attacker Liverpool. Firmino? Salah? Mane?

            plan to build up GW36 for liverpool triple..

            1. Amey
                8 days, 1 hour ago

                Jimenez

                Mane seems safest bet out of them. I have Bobby and not sure I've picked correct attacker 😛

                1. Numbuster
                  • 2 Years
                  8 days, 52 mins ago

                  having a dilemma over Deeney RED, picked tripled Brighton..

            2. Lazaretti
              • 1 Year
              8 days, 53 mins ago

              Anyone considering dbl wolves defence for GW35. Brighton and Arsenal home. I won Jonny atm and could swap Ryan to Patricio or Duffy to Doherty or Boly... maybe bring one from those also with -4 hit

              1. Numbuster
                • 2 Years
                8 days, 51 mins ago

                double attack is better than double defense
                Only liverpool double df more reliable

                1. Lazaretti
                  • 1 Year
                  8 days, 48 mins ago

                  Maybe so.., just there are not many good budget friendly nailed defenders for dbl GW, Cathcart? For midfielder position there is Redmond, JWP, Deulofeu, Moura, Doucoure, maybe someone else too

            3. muong
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              7 days, 22 hours ago

              Made a rage transfer after seeing Deeney red card, went to Gray in straight swap. 0.0 ITB with Ryan and Duffy, considering taking -4 to move Duffy to Boly. Thoughts?