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Eliteserien Fantasy: Gameweek 6 Preview

The first round of the NM Cupen took place in midweek, but there was little in the way of cup magic as all 16 Eliteserien teams beat their lower division opposition to make it to progress. In the league, fixture postponements due to Norway’s involvement in the U-20 World Cup have come thick and fast, with details of the teams affected below, along with previews of this weekend’s fixtures.

Mjøndalen vs. Stabæk

Centre back Sondre Solholm Johansen has surprisingly outscored set-piece wizard Joachim Olsen Solberg, but the promoted side are yet to keep a clean sheet. Julian Faye Lund has made more saves than any other goalkeeper but could face competition from fellow loanee Mathias Eriksen Ranmark. Tonny Brochmann has scored two penalties and set up two goals so far.

Franck Boli’s goals against B/G weren’t his most impressive, but they earned the hosts a big win and Boli three bonus points against the high flying Eagles. The only penalty save so far this season was made by Marcus Sandberg in GW1. Fantasy interest in Stabæk’s players will likely be heavily affected by their schedule.

Stabæk face consecutive blanks in GW9 and GW10 and consecutive doubles in GW14 (sif, odd) and GW15 (S08, bra).

Bodø/Glimt vs. Lillestrøm

Bodø/Glimt suffered their first defeat of the season against Stabæk. Still, they are unbeaten at Aspmyra and should be prepared for this match after a second string XI featured in an 8-0 cup victory.

Bodø/Glimt blank in GW10 and have two fixtures in GW17 (VIK, kbk).

Lillestrøm failed to win their first two away games this season and will be without Tobias Salquist after the defender picked up a red card in the cup, while Arnor Smarason is still unavailable. Thomas Lehne Olsen remains a threat up front despite not being the most clinical of finishers, while Kristoffer Ødemarksbakken was the matchwinner with his first goal of the season against Haugesund.

Brann vs. Ranheim

Despite not keeping a clean sheet in the first five games, Vito Wormgoor is the second top scoring defender in the game and is owned by over 60% of fantasy managers. Fredrik Haugen and Kristoffer Barmen will miss out this time, but Petter Strand and Gilbert Koomson are expected to be ready.

Brann will be without a game in GW17.

Change is in the air for Ranheim, with last season’s fantasy darling Erik Tønne now operating at left back. Even more worryingly for his owners, 3 of Ranheim’s 5 goals against Viking came without Tønne on the pitch. Mads Reginiussen looks more likely to repeat last season’s attacking exploits, while those looking for a cheaper option can consider Ola Solbakken and veteran Oyvind Storflor – all three midfielders registered their first returns of the season last gameweek.

FK Haugesund vs. Molde

Alexander Stølås is very good at free kicks. He blanked for the first time this season against LSK but is a direct or indirect threat any time the ball goes dead. Owned by more than 40%, he will surely feature in plenty of lineups even against the free scoring league leaders.

Magnus Wolff Eikrem has been a revelation and bagged a brace as Molde dismantled the champions. If they weren’t already heavy favourites for the title, they are now. Eirik Ulland Andersen will be out for a while with an achilles injury sustained in the cup, bringing Erling Knudtzon back onto the fantasy radar. Martin Ellingsen didn’t feature last season due to injury but has cemented his place in central midfield and could be a reasonable budget pick. Ruben Gabrielsen filled in at left back against Rosenborg – all defensive options are in play here.

Molde blank in GW17.

Kristiansund BK vs. Tromsø

Strømsgodset may have made it easy for him, but Flamur Kastrati bagged two goals in his first 45 minutes this season. Liridon Kalludra also impressed with a goal and an assist. Kristiansund’s two clean sheets thus far have both come at home and this seems a good fixture to back Sean McDermott and company. The Owls have won the corresponding fixture in the previous two seasons by an aggregate score of 9-2.

Kristiansund blank in GW10 and GW15 before a double in GW17 (ODD, B/G).

Tromsø will hope Runar Espejord can stay fit; he adds a different dimension to their otherwise diminutive attack and equalised against Brann with a poacher’s goal. There could be value to be found in midfield through Onni Valakari, Daniel Berntsen and Mikael Noro Ingebrigtsen, with the latter two able to play a more advanced role. Gutan’s defence looks one to avoid; Simen Wangberg’s 6-goal season seems a long time ago.

Odd vs. Strømsgodset

Odd find themselves second in the table with an abundance of viable fantasy options. The conundrum of whether Espen Ruud’s attacking threat makes him worth the extra 1m over Odd’s other defenders continues. It seems only a matter of time before Sander Svendsen opens his account. After two games without a goal, Torgeir Børven will hope to get on the scoresheet again – he has plenty of time to reach double figures in the league for the first time.

Odd blank in GW10 and have a double in GW14 (MOL, STB).

Strømsgodset seem to have the same problem no matter who plays: a leaky defence. It could still be worth considering Jonathan Parr for his assist potential. Yacouba Sylla has 9 bonus points this season but was less impressive in the last game and doesn’t carry much attacking threat. Godset still have an abundance of quality up front and Mos appeals with Marcus Pedersen a doubt.

Rosenborg vs. Sarpsborg 08

Nobody saw this coming. The champions, the biggest team in Norway, bottom of the table after five games. Their fantasy options look overpriced and rotation prone. David Akintola has disappointed, but regardless of whether that’s his own fault, he’s injured for Sunday’s match. Birger Meling was perhaps lucky to escape a red card against Molde, but is also injured. Gjermund Åsen hopes to be ready but in any case has looked lost since returning to his hometown club. RBK have been better at home, even if they haven’t taken their chances. Eirik Horneland badly needs a win.

Sarpsborg’s start has also been a strange one. They are the only unbeaten team in the league but may be disappointed to have drawn four games 1-1. Nicolai Næss scored a free kick against Mjøndalen but S08 are a little light at the back, with Jonathan Lindseth another fantasy midfielder playing in defence. Given they’ve managed to avoid losing to three top half teams so far, it seems as good a time as any to travel to Lerkendal.

Sarpsborg blank in GW10 and GW17, either side of a double in GW15 (stb, mol). Their fixture against Viking is yet to be rearranged.

Viking FK vs. Vålerenga

It was a brutal encounter for Viking’s defence last time out, but they’ll hope to bounce back on Monday night against a side yet to win on the road. Ylldren Imbrahimaj has probably been the budget pick of the season so far, with Kristian Thorstvedt also impressing. Tommy Høiland seems more likely to repeat his 2017 Eliteserien form than his 2018 OBOS-Ligaen form, but nevertheless opened his account with a goal and an assist against Ranheim.

Viking blank in GW10, the new date for their fixture against Sarpsborg is yet to be confirmed.

This fixture finished 7-1 to the club from the capital in 2017. Herolind Shala is the top scoring Vålerenga player so far but is a doubt for this game. Chidera Ejuke has been easy on the eye as ever and is probably the league’s best dribbler, Bård Finne has only played over an hour in half of VIF’s fixtures so far – both have 23 points.

Vålerenga blank in GW9 and GW15, with a double GW17 (sif, stb).


How are you looking for this GW?

336 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Sandstorm
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    Viking's Tripic start. Impressive number of shots he has. Bound to score someday?
    1Thomas Lehne Olsen 16 19 4 2 3 7.26
    2 661 Ohi Omoijuanfo 28 18 7 2 5 7.19
    3 1164 Zlatko Tripić 6 17 10 2 1 7.33
    4 661 Magnus Eikrem 38 16 7 0 6 7.81
    5 673 Alexander Stolaas 19 16 9 0 3 7.71

    1. Sandstorm
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Was still editing it, shots are 19, 18, 17, 16, 16 in respective order. First number is goal conversion rate.

      1. The Quiff
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 hours ago

        I thought about bringing him in this week (based on a previous comment I read about him having a lot of shots without scoring), but I noticed he only played 24 minutes in GW7. Without the means (or, more honestly, desire) to delve into the reason for this, and fearing possible rotation, in the end I went for the "safer" Tonny Brochmann (who may not be starting today - I haven't looked at the starting lineups yet, but I see a zero beside his name in my team). It was a toss-up between Brochmann and Thorstvedt for me.

        In reality I needn't have done a transfer at all this gameweek. The player I transferred out was Brann's Petter Strand, who's done okay for me since GW1 (though not so much lately), and had a home game this GW. I just made the transfer for the sake of it as I would have been losing it next GW anyway. Knowing my luck Strand will find his GW1 & GW2 form today.

        1. Team Cruel
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 hours ago

          Thorstvedt is going to the U20 WC after this GW, he won't be playing in the league for about a month.

          Brochmann is starting. Game is delayed because their opponents are stuck in traffic.

          1. The Quiff
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 14 hours ago

            Thanks. I'd just now seen that on Flashscore and was coming to "edit" my last comment.

            And thanks for the Thorstvedt info, too.

        2. Sandstorm
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 14 hours ago

          I really don't know anything about Tripic. I just noticed those shots once when I was looking stats. It would be nice if someone with more knowledge chipped in! (wink wink nudge nudge)

          1. Sandstorm
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 hours ago

            Thorstvedt 2 shots 1 goal.
            Bytyqi 3 shots 1 goal.
            Hoiland 4 shots 1 goal.
            Tripic 4 shots 0 goals.

            Scoring a goal comes more probable by the game!

  2. FPL Pillars
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 hours ago

    Why is Eikrem benched?

    1. Takin the Schmeichel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 hours ago

      He played 25 mins. Maybe they are saving him for the weekend game?

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 hours ago

        They play on Monday

  3. Sandstorm
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 15 hours ago

    Pirinen! On bench though. But still!

    1. Sandstorm
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 hours ago

      Psyche! On bench though. But still!

      1. The Quiff
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 hours ago

        LOL. Who else have you got on your bench?

        (By the way, I'm lolling at the comedy of repetition - not the fact that you left points on the bench. I have Psyche on the bench too.)

        1. Sandstorm
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 14 hours ago

          Leikvoll Moberg is my first sub. He got an yellow card. That's something too. Yes.

          (Yeah I thought so!)

  4. Kopkloppers
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 hours ago

    Foster
    WanB VVD Laporte Robbo
    Wiljnaldum Guendouzi
    Sterling Bilva Hazard
    Auba
    RES: Ederson TAA Zaha Kun Mane Kante Salah
    Heavily weighted to an attacking force, but who would need a defence with a squad like that.
    I asure a few think I am mad having Guendouzi there but I cannot remember rating a youngster quite like him.
    No Spurs! Amazing!
    Who did I forget? Wolves? Watford? Toffees? DEADZONE?

    1. Yellin' in my Ear
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 hours ago

      No Stølås or Eikrem?

  5. Team Cruel
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 hours ago

    Stølås is a beautiful man

  6. Fit of Pique
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 hours ago

    Anyone know what's wrong with Parr?

    Tried researching but the English translation says "Parr is harmless"?!

    His contribution to my team is certainly harmless to my rivals, but if anyone know the nature of his injury that'd be great!

    1. Plymouth
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 hours ago

      Give me the link and ill translate (Norwegian)

        1. Mooster
          • 2 Years
          27 days, 21 hours ago

          It says he is not injury-free. Means he's still injured.

          1. Fit of Pique
            • 3 Years
            27 days, 21 hours ago

            Ah, that makes sense now - harmless, as in without harm.

            Thanks a lot 🙂

  7. Team Cruel
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 hours ago

    Every man and his dog booked in Viking

  8. Team Cruel
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 hours ago

    Stølås assist brace, what a guy

    1. TallestJohn
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 hours ago

      Second on my bench this GW but at least I've finally got him in my squad

      1. Sandstorm
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 hours ago

        About two minutes ago Meling -> Stølås.

  9. TAT
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 hours ago

    Børven captaincy fail…

    1. MTPockets
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 hours ago

      But better than Eikrem...

      1. TAT
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 hours ago

        Yeah, that was a surprising benching.

  10. GertJan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 hours ago

    Is it time to perma-captain Stolas?

    1. Vobinho In Wengerland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 hours ago

      That was Eikrem a few weeks ago, turns around quickly

      He’ll surely regress - his XGI must be huge!

  11. Eytexi
    1 month, 12 hours ago

    Sold Evjen because he was red flagged. Goal & 3BAPS. Not impressed.

    1. Team Cruel
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 hours ago

      Look on the bright side, he's now leaving for the U20 WC so won't punish you further for a couple of GWs.

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        Nooooo really? Damn it when does he leave?

        1. Team Cruel
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 hours ago

          Unsure actually. The squad is meeting up on Saturday but think Evjen/Thorstvedt might be allowed to play this GW before leaving.

          1. FPL Pillars
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 10 hours ago

            I hope so, need him to play this weekend. Only got 11 starter + a sub keeper

          2. Johannes
            • 4 Years
            28 days, 23 hours ago

            Yeah, they are supposed to leave after the game.

            Evjen flag was removed after last weekends fixture where he missed out. I bought him on my wildcard earlier in the week and he wasn't red flagged at that time..

  12. speedyboyzz - RoboKlopp
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 hours ago

    Hedenstad dropped?

    1. TAT
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      Read a comment on a forum that he's been sick during the week.

  13. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 hours ago

    Bøvern (c) fail..but still looking like a good week with Rudd, Stole, Ohi and Layouni in my team

    1. TAT
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      Same here, and a red arrow this GW…

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      I did Shala (c) who scored but I just look into the formation and is he plays quite far back? I should really do more research 🙂

      1. MTPockets
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        Can check heat maps - just click his name in the formation here:
        https://www.sofascore.com/valerenga-if-stromsgodset/nyspy

        1. FPL Pillars
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 hours ago

          I would love too but that page doesn’t seem to be responding.

          1. MTPockets
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 9 hours ago

            That's strange as ok for me, but go here: https://www.sofascore.com/tournament/football/norway/eliteserien/20
            Select the game (or any other) - Lineups - player

  14. Hotdogs for Tea
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 23 hours ago

    5 captain fails on the bounce 🙁

    1. The Quiff
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 10 hours ago

      Technically 3 captain fails on the bounce for me.

      Although last week in GW7 I captained Eikrem (3 pts.) and vice-captained Ohi (0 pts.), and this week in GW8 I captained Vilhjálmsson (2 pts.) and VC'd Eikrem (1 pt.). If I switched these I'd be a little worse off. Do these count as captain successes, then? 🙂

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 23 hours ago

        Nah, that just an even worse fail 😉 .... a captain fail for me is not getting any return such as an assist or goal, and if a defender a clean sheet. A 3 pointer for a mid is a big captain fail 🙂

  15. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 22 hours ago

    Happy Norwegian Day - Ya Filthy Animals!

  16. Geoff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 16 hours ago

    Probably time for a new article.. anyone keen on writing one?

    1. Johannes
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      .. you? 🙂

      1. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 22 hours ago

        Maybe 😉

  17. Hotdogs for Tea
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 20 hours ago

    How is everyone doing with their team value ?

    1. pingissimus
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      Up to 103.1 from 99.8 in week 3. One of my WC successes.

    2. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      103.1m here as well. Suspect some might be much higher as was relatively slow in getting in Eikrem, Borven, Stolas and Layouni, and hung onto Finne, Strand-Larsen, Adekugbe for too long.

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      104.3, looks good but I have no idea ?

      1. pingissimus
        28 days, 18 hours ago

        Just had a quick squint at the top ten teams overall, judging from those you’re right up there. The average seemed to be around 104 with the best 105.2 I think.

        Børven Ohi Eikrem Stølås and Wormgoor all have insanely high ownership and if you got on those early then TV must have gone through the roof

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • 3 Years
          28 days, 18 hours ago

          Yes all of those, plus a few others ... doesn’t help with the red arrows though, seems we need to nail the captain pick each week

          1. pingissimus
            28 days, 18 hours ago

            Yep

            I lucked out with Shala midweek for a big green. Just looking at the teams in my MLs the template is very strong and captaincy is the most likely way to make a move.

            Round results around 13k appear to be neutral and I’m well down the food chain having blown GW2

    4. Vobinho In Wengerland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 10 hours ago

      102.7 here, surprised how low it is in comparison.

      1. Fit of Pique
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 9 mins ago

        I'm surprised too, currently on 102.4 myself.

        Had Eikrem, Ohi and Wormgoor since GW1 too, and Stolas since GW3. Layouni and Borgen the ones I might have missed value on

        Not wildcards yet so also had a fair few droppers

        OR186 though, trying to focus less on value that I have done in the past

    5. MTPockets
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      102.3

    6. Dupuytrens
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 4 hours ago

      102.3 not great, the main culprits are Tonne -0.4, Kvande -0.1, Diop -0.1, Hoiland -0.2
      They get sorted on WC and Tonne only got a stay of execution so far because he has a game in GW10 and I needed all the FT to get 10 playing.
      Seems I can not count. I could swear that I had it sussed three weeks ago with FT's for elleven.

      1. Ramboros
        • 7 Years
        28 days, 3 hours ago

        Viking - Sarpsborg got postponed fairly recently.

    7. FPL Pillars
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 3 hours ago

      104.6. Lost 0.3 on Vilm as well! Bought at 9.6, hope he starts scoring.. had other fires to put out.

    8. The Quiff
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      114.3

      1. The Quiff
        • 6 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        Aww, I copied the cool sunglasses smiley after that value for effect, but it didn't work. For future use, I'm going to conduct a smiley test here now:

        8) 😎 😎

  18. pingissimus
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    Any tips for sub 5.0 defenders needed for GW10 - want a little change from selling Naess in order to get Layouni in 11.

    Currently on this -

    Stølås Wormgoor Psyche Naess Bjornbak

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      Tronstad, simply due to his 90 mins history ?

  19. Paul Psychic Octopus
    • 8 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    After a strong start had a bit of a mare the past 10 days. Missed the R7 deadline and completely forgot about R8 on a Thursday. Now have about 7 players with a blank in R10, or are currently occupying benches e.g. Strand Larsen.

    Is the smart thinking to play your wild card early this game? (i.e. no late season DGWs due to cup postponements). If so best to use it to get a team out for blank R10, or readjust in R11? (seen a lot of comments saying R11).

    1. Dupuytrens
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 9 hours ago

      Readjust after BGW10 imo. I guess you will have 3 Molde and at least Wormgoor from Brann, Stolas from FKH and a Valerenga bod or two so you will have the main players covered, and of course 2 FT's having missed the deadlines.
      Good luck GW10 is only one week with low scoring potential so better to cover the run up to the double game week fun..

  20. Paul Psychic Octopus
    • 8 Years
    28 days, 18 hours ago

    On a separate matter, do any locals have updated news on Adekugbe? Was meant to be out for a couple of weeks, but that period is now up and perhaps this knee injury is more serious?

    1. Johannes
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 9 hours ago

      I heard midweek that it's doubtful he's back for GW10, but nothing certain yet.

  21. Vobinho In Wengerland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 10 hours ago

    I was going to go for pellegrino from stromsgodset but seems he’s a doubt to start now.

    Any suggestions on best midfield pick from there?

    1. Dupuytrens
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 9 hours ago

      Sylla seems to make his points from bonus with just one assist.
      Could be worth a punt for a cheap GW10 player but I would not count on more than 2 or 3 points a game.

    2. Johannes
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 9 hours ago

      I wouldn't get any

      1. rocco10
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 53 mins ago

        This

    3. J - Gimme your Mané …
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 17 hours ago

      I just bought him this week. Why is he a doubt? Can you send me the link?

  22. rocco10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 51 mins ago

    Play one

    A Solbakken (s08)
    B Psyche (haugesund)

    Who are you capping? Im thinking Eikrem

    1. Dupuytrens
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 23 hours ago

      B for me and Eikrem atm.

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 21 hours ago

      B and Eikrem

  23. thomashl
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 18 hours ago

    Hottest transfer targets this week? Seems like a tough-to-predict round.

    Considering

    A) Strand Larsen -> Vilhjalmsson (bench)
    B) Just hold, 2FT next round
    C) Reginiussen -> Berisha

    Rossbach
    Wormgoor Stølås Haraldseid Psyché
    Layouni Regi Eikrem Ibrahimaj
    Ohi LehneOlsen

    (Austbø - Sell StrandLarsen Diop) 3.5itb

    Cheers lads!

    1. Fit of Pique
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 17 hours ago

      Personally, if there's not a clear and obvious move then I always try and save the transfer.

  24. Sandstorm
    • 9 Years
    27 days, 17 hours ago

    Did two transfers: Meling -> Stølås & Austbø -> Sandvik (Stølås was a kneejerk (finally), Sandvik close to best option for next two GW's, name starts with Sand)

    Team this week:
    Sandvik
    Wormgoor, Stølås, Pirinen
    Eikrem (C), Jensen, Strand, Hestad
    Børven, Ohi (vc), Herrem

    [Vaikla, Leikvoll Moberg, Psyché, Juárez]

    Fairly happy with the team, next transfers
    GW10: Leikvoll Moberg -> Solbakken (mainly bench fodder after GW10 but gives me full squad and is cheap)
    GW11: Sandvik -> Sandberg (DGW's in mind, lots of saves, name starts with Sand)
    GW12: Hestad -> Someboby (Hestad a bit too expensive for my liking)

    Good luck y'all!

  25. Fit of Pique
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 16 hours ago

    Any suggestions where to get line ups from?

    1. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 15 hours ago

      There might be other better sites that are faster off the mark before deadline, but I use this one:

      http://www.flashscore.com/football/norway/eliteserien/

      1. Fit of Pique
        • 3 Years
        27 days, 15 hours ago

        Excellent, thanks!

  26. pingissimus
    27 days, 15 hours ago

    Børven - got there slightly late at 7.0 but still feel good. 6.5 was a steal.

    1. TAT
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 15 hours ago

      Was originally going to transfer him out for next GW, but given his price rises, I can't justify it. Same with Layouni.

      Will probably just have to field a 8-9 man team next GW.

      1. pingissimus
        27 days, 14 hours ago

        Still don’t have Layouni - WC fail.

        I’m contemplating rolling next week even though I’d have 9 just so I can get him and Rashani for 11 in a double swoop

        1. TAT
          • 1 Year
          27 days, 14 hours ago

          Layouni is definitely worth getting!

          Might be wrong, but I don't think it's that important fielding a complete 11 next GW. I currently have 8, but don't think I want to hang on to Strand any longer, and might transfer him out as one of my 2 FTs.

          1. Fit of Pique
            • 3 Years
            27 days, 13 hours ago

            If you're only fielding 8 then you're team has about 75% of its full capacity to score points. I know team value and covering the highly owned players distort that a bit, and they'll be others in the same boat, but you're at a disadvantage before a ball has been kicked

            I have 11 myself and will be using a transfer to have a playing sub. I've missed out on some players I would otherwise have transferred in by prepping for next week. But I'm looking forward to GW10 as a chance to leapfrog lots of teams.

            I might be wrong!

            1. TAT
              • 1 Year
              27 days, 13 hours ago

              If I could, I'd field 11, but that would include hits – and I'm likely to WC in GW 11, and dropping the likes of Børven and Layouni for one GW, will mean I won't be able to bring them back again.

              Depending on injuries and other factors, I might just sit through next GW and hope it'll be a low-scoring one.

            2. pingissimus
              27 days, 12 hours ago

              I’m in a slightly different boat having wc very early. I’m passing on week 10 likely and counting on having most highly owned players as cover.

              I’m eying the doubles in 14/5 as where to move on. That means using transfers to get doubles and key men. Say

              Layouni 11
              Hagen 12
              Rashani 13
              Boli 14

              That’ll give me 16 players in 14 and 14/5 in 15 without compromising overall team strength.

              It’ll backfire of course

              1. TAT
                • 1 Year
                27 days, 11 hours ago

                That seems like a good plan, IMO. Haven't thought that far yet, but should probably have those in mind on WC.

            3. FPL Pillars
              • 2 Years
              27 days, 11 hours ago

              Short term gain, long term loss perhaps?

              1. Fit of Pique
                • 3 Years
                27 days, 10 hours ago

                Could be. Will be most likely wildcarding ahead of DGWs 14/15 so need to hope the players I've forgoed guys don't continue to punish me too much until then 🙂

    2. TallestJohn
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      After the last two seasons I never thought he'd reach over 40% ownership. 7G 1A but only 5 bonus points tells you he's a bit of a poacher, but at least now he is actually getting the goals and his volley against TIL was an excellent finish

  27. Sandstorm
    • 9 Years
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    Honestly thought that Tromssa has a better chance to clean sheet than Kristiansund but now again I'm having Psyché's points benched.

    1. The Quiff
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Brochmann & Psyche on the bench for me. I started Næss & Herrem. It was a case of pick 2 from 5 to start of those 4 plus Ibrahimaj. I took the lazy option and started the two players with home games.

      Part of my reason for not starting Psyche was the fact that I have McDermott as my only playing keeper and I didn't want to double up with Kristiansund playing away (I sometimes do when they're at home though). I think Psyche has to be seriously considered as a regular starter from now on though, given his form. His price shouldn't be a factor for his continued benching.

      In hindsight, starting Næss over Brochmann (or indeed, Psyche) was a huge mistake. Sarpsborg only have one clean sheet, which should be the main consideration in starting most defenders (there are exceptions, of course - Stolas, for sure, and also probably Wormgoor). Meanwhile, Kristiansund now have 5 clean sheets from 9 (plus 2 attacking returns from Psyche), and Brochmann now has 6 returns from 9 games, which is excellent for his price - I expect his value to skyrocket in the next couple of weeks.

      P.S. While I've been typing this I've also been checking my team, and I see that Næss has had an assist added to go from zero points to 3 this GW, which is a small plus and lessens missing out on Brochmann's points. Overall, this GW seems to have been a good one for me so far, and I'm provisionally up to 124 OR (although this will surely change before the GW ends).

      1. Sandstorm
        • 9 Years
        26 days, 14 hours ago

        Great rank! That's a good point about Psyche's price. All too often cheap players aren't trusted just because they're cheap.

  28. Tommo1888
    • 9 Years
    27 days, 9 hours ago

    First season so please forgive me .
    Is the general consensus to play rich uncle this week to get a full 11 or sit it out and hold off for a better gameweek ?

    1. TallestJohn
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 9 hours ago

      GW17 looks the best to me (I have 3 Molde, 2 Brann who both blank; only 1 Viking, no Vålerenga, B/G, Kristiansund who all have doubles) but like with FH in FPL I think it depends on your team. I played first WC in GW3 and have been making transfers so I can have a full XI in GW10, Sell the only big rotation risk.

      I think the fact there are another 13 GWs to play after the doubles means we'll see a greater variety of strategies than in FPL where everyone plays the same chips at the same time. Also a quite a few used RU in GW2.

      1. Fit of Pique
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 13 hours ago

        Couldn't agree more about the many different strategies. For me that's what I'm enjoying the most in comparison to FPL, which I've fallen out of love with a little bit this year

        Ironically I have a very similar strategy to you though

    2. Ramboros
      • 7 Years
      27 days, 9 hours ago

      It depends so much on your team. If your team is looking strong from GW11 onwards and you have both WC and RU available, I think the best strategy is probably to RU in GW10, WC1 in GW16/17 and WC2 in GW18.

      1. Dupuytrens
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 5 hours ago

        The only problem with a WC over RU in GW17 is the loss in TV.
        With RU you get your players back with no loss.
        With WC you transfer out your regulars to field a side geared to only one GW. When you want Eikrem and co back after GW17 you have to pay full price.

    3. The Quiff
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Speaking as someone who has activated his rich uncle chip already this week, my advice would be to hold off for a better gameweek (most likely GW17, as Tallestjohn said). I fear I may come to regret my decision to play it this week somewhere down the line, much like many did in FPL recently after having played their Free Hit "too early" in the season. With 3 DGWs confirmed so far (and one fixture still to be rearranged) I'm sure there will be a better opportunity to use it in the future.

      Of course, it all depends on your particular team, how many players you can get out in GW10, and how much you're willing to ride out this GW with what you've got. I chose a few weeks ago not to bother planning for GW10 and just deal with it with RU if necessary when it came, and consequently would've only had 6 players next week if I didn't RU and just used my FT instead (6 good players, mind you, but still only 6). Whether using my RU to get 5 more starters was worth it, only time will tell.

      I think when this Eliteserien season is over it will be interesting to see how many different chip strategies were employed by the users here. I'm sure it will be much more varied than the template strategies used by most players in FPL this past season (myself included, of course).

      1. Dupuytrens
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 5 hours ago

        I have all my chips available.
        The plan is
        GW10 - Use FT's to field only 10 but cover the big hitters.
        WC between 11 and 14 to freshen up and get ready for attack attack in GW14. Rich uncle in GW17 and fit in two captains were I can.

  29. TallestJohn
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    I'll get writing something for the next GW but I'll wait until after the cup fixtures so it's fully up to date with any injuries/suspensions (I notice no postponements in the cup so the likes of Stabæk will have to cope without their U20 World Cup players)

    1. Dupuytrens
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 5 hours ago

      Cheers, I will look forward to it. I think I will wc GW11 or 12 depending on injuries.

  30. FPL Pillars
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 22 hours ago

    Is Rudd to Hagen worth a 0.9 saving do you reckon?

    I need that extra to get Boli in for Vilh. Other way I would find the cash would be to downgrade Rossbach. Thoughts?

    Cheers

    1. TallestJohn
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 15 hours ago

      I would probably downgrade Rossbach. Odd have some tough fixtures after their blank so I would lean towards keeping Ruud's attacking threat.

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 2 Years
        26 days, 15 hours ago

        Cheers