Captains

Title-chasers expected to headline Gameweek 38 captaincy debate

The title-chasing players at Manchester City and Liverpool are expected to be the front-runners for the final captain debate of the season.

The 2018/19 campaign comes to a close with Gameweek 38 on Sunday afternoon, with the destiny of the Premier League trophy virtually the only thing left to be decided.

Second-placed Liverpool have been a devastating attacking force at Anfield this year, which should see some interest in options such as Sadio Mané (£10.2m) and Mohamed Salah (£13.3m).

The Senegalese international may have an advantage given that he has a much more reliable record at home over a longer period, scoring 12 goals in his last 11 Premier League matches in front of his own fans.

Furthermore, he is currently completely fit while Salah has been placed in concussion protocol.

Jurgen Klopp has said that at this stage he is confident the Egyptian will play a part in Gameweek 38, but he will have missed training for most of the week – so it will be interesting to see how much of a party his yellow flag plays in the captain poll.

The vote is now live on our website and can be participated in either in the embedded section at the bottom of this article or in the sidebar.

Meanwhile, Manchester City face an appealing trip to Brighton on Sunday, knowing that a win will secure a second consecutive Premier League title.

The Seagulls have conceded nine goals in their last four at home, while Manchester City have scored at least twice in each of their last four on the road.

Raheem Sterling (£11.6m) may prove to be the most popular of the Citizens options given he has attacking returns in two of his last three away trips.

Meanwhile, Sergio Aguero (£11.9m), who recorded his first blank in a home Premier League start this season on Monday night, will also be considered. He has two goals in his last four on the road as well.

However, with Manchester City’s attack slowing down in favour of their defensive solidity, maybe Aymeric Laporte (£6.3m) will prove the most popular candidate.

Six clean sheets in his last seven Premier League outings has helped the centre-back become a seriously reliable option, especially with two attacking returns thrown in for good measure.

In fact, since the turn of the year, Laporte has posted a better points-per-game (6.79) than both Sterling (6.69) and Aguero (6.44).

Whether Liverpool defensive assets are strongly considered may depend on what Fantasy managers believe they can expect from Wolves’ attackers.

Raúl Jiménez (£7.0m) has been particularly effective against the top six this season although Wolves have not been in such impressive form away from Molineux in recent months.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (£5.7m) has been a hugely exciting option in recent weeks, stringing together consecutive scores of eight, 11, 10 and 10 points over the last four Gameweeks.

Meanwhile, Virgil van Dijk (£6.7m) has two attacking returns in that time, as well as benefitting from Liverpool’s three clean sheets.

The most reliable of them all from a long-term perspective this season has been Andrew Robertson (£6.8m), who assisted twice in the 5-0 win over Huddersfield.

However, with mini-leagues and overall ranking now the main focus of most managers, it is possible that we may see some bespoke captaincy decisions.

Those looking for differentials on the main players may have to roll the dice given the typically unpredictable nature of Gameweek 38.

Despite a blank against Manchester City on Monday night, Jamie Vardy (£9.0m) still has five goals and an assist in his last four home matches.

Coming to the King Power Stadium on the final day of the season are Chelsea, who have wrapped up Champions League qualification and are without a clean sheet on the road since Gameweek 20.

Huddersfield have been poor on their travels too with 15 goals conceded in their last four away matches.

That may cause some to consider their Southampton options for Gameweek 38, Nathan Redmond (£5.4m) the most likely.

He may have been rested for the trip to West Ham, but given the impact he made when he took to the pitch, he should return to the side on Sunday.

Crucially, Redmond has attacking returns in each of his last three home matches against teams outside the top six.

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  1. Fantasyamateur
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Very close in some important moneyleagues. Currently ranked as 735 overall and looking to get my best ever finish. But how should I approach the last GW with this team?

    Lloris
    Doherty - Laporte - Kolasinac
    Mane - Deulofeu - Sterling - Jota
    Jimenez - Agüero - Lacazette

    Bench: Foster, Son, Duffy, Dunk.

    2FT and 0.4M ITB.

    What should I do here? A hit seems stupid before the last GW, but not happy to play any of the Wolves-guys against Liverpool, and the bench is not very helpful..

    What would you do in this spot?

    1. pingissimus
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I’d want Jim anyway.

        He’s presumably cover for your rivals and it wouldn’t exactly surprise if he scored.

        I’d be worried about Deu getting minutes.

        Dunk and Son to Redmond and TAA? That gives you two premium defenders and TAA or Liverpool defence must be in rivals sides and us a great option.

        Still leaves triple Wolves I guess if you bench Deu. But they all have a chance of returns and aren’t exactly premiums - more in the way of nice bonuses,

        You’ll know best looking at your rank!

      • wolvesmad
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Wolves can score against anyone. Not biased like...

        1. avfc82
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Chris Hughton says hi.

          Jokes aside, I don't think it'd surprise anyone if Wolves score at Anfield.

      • The Albatross
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I'd swap Son for Redmond and play him instead of Jota

      • Brooksy86
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Throw Kola in the bin...

    2. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Score prediction today (Liverpool vs Barcelona)?

      1. GreenShark1
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        2-3

      2. yemzinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        1-2

      3. Victor6359
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        2-2

      4. avfc82
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        2-1 to Barca.

      5. Amey
          1 month, 17 days ago

          2-1

        • MeatPieSausageRoll
            1 month, 17 days ago

            As a Utd and Madrid fan all I know is I wont be watching lol

            1. Konstaapeli
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Poor you

          • Annie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            0-2

          • Warby84
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            3-0

        • GreenShark1
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Son straight swap to who? Thanks :

          A - Fraser
          B - Babel
          C - Alli
          D - B.Silva
          E - D.Silva
          F - Pogba
          G - Other?

          1. Victor6359
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 17 days ago

            If narrowed it down to A, B, D, F 🙂 think I’ll go Fraser though

          2. Karan14
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            B.Silva

        • RN - Laca 1-1 Liverpool 03/…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Now if only Man City win it with a last minute Agueroooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. My word that would be the cherry on the top.

          Merci Man City

          1. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            I’d rather another Kompany 30 yard screamer tbh

        • donlobatto
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 17 days ago

          RP on new article

          What are your thoughts on these options gents?

          A) Jimenez > Rondon (and bench Jota)
          B) Jota > Babel (and bench Jimi)

          Rest of the team:
          1FT 0itb
          Lloris
          Robbo, Laporte, Valery
          Salah (C), Sterling, Mili, JWP, XXXX
          Aguero, Wilson, XXXX
          (Foster) (XXXX, Doherty, Yoshida)

          Stats have Rondon and Babel very close. I wouldn't mind playing whichever of Jota/ Jimi that I keep but to me it makes sense to play my differentials like Wilson, Mili and JWP otherwise what is the point of having them in a week like this!

          Thoughts always appreciated - cheers lads.

          1. Amey
              1 month, 17 days ago

              I had to scroll 100 times to get to your post 😀

              A for me. Even Arnie is a good punt

              1. donlobatto
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Haha

                Thanks yeh Arnie is a possibility. Just have less recent stats to base the decision on so less sure of what he will do vs Watford at Vicarage Road

                1. Amey
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Yep
                    Agreed with that

              2. kuzser
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                A. But I think there're lots of options this week. We can only guess

              3. Would Ed Woodward
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  I might be talking complete rubbish but Newcastle don't like playing in London usually?

                  1. donlobatto
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Interesting... the results do back that up - haven't beaten any London teams away this season.

                    So you would favour the Babel option over Rondon?

                    1. Amey
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        He can score in a defeat 😉

                        1. donlobatto
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          They have only scored 2 goals full stop against a London team away all season. Once vs CHE in a 2-1 defeat and once vs WAT in a 1-1 draw

                          So it’s possible but an interesting stat

                          1. Amey
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              Yeah
                              I'm also surprised

                              1. donlobatto
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                Edging me towards Babel! Tbh both fairly punty so won’t be too unhappy if either backfired

                        2. Victor6359
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          Babel

                        3. Would Ed Woodward
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            I think it's similar every season, I know a lot of Newcastle fans. I prefer Babel yeah.

                            1. Would Ed Woodward
                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                Or Mitrovic, playing against former club, either gonna score or get a red card, exciting!

                      • nobwak
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        Sitting just inside top 5k, but I've never even had a top 10k finish before so that's all I care about now - reckon it's possible to mess it up so bad in the final week to bottle a top 10k from here?

                        1. drughi
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          top 10k is nice, top 5k is nicer. Aim to stay top 5k

                        2. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          No chance

                        3. Numb
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          No, you’re in.

                        4. avfc82
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          Be careful, I dropped from around 6k to 16k in the last GW last season going all in for a mini league. However, if you're sensible and own the heavily owned players you should be safe!

                      • Amey
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          Redmond © !!

                          1. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
                            • 10 Years
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            I am tempted should get an assist at least the way he plays running with the ball.
                            Like the player Marital wishes he was.

                            1. Amey
                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                Ha ha

                            2. The Albatross
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              o/

                              1. Amey
                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                  Awesome 🙂

                              2. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                Who would you go ??
                                Son > pogba or Redmond ??

                            3. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
                              • 10 Years
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              It is great reading these articles because a lot of people just follow them blindly and take them as gospel.
                              1) There is always a bias towards the top teams
                              2) There is always a bias towards attackers
                              3) In this article there is no mention of the open teams who go for goals Palace, Bournemouth, Southampton, West Ham etc.
                              Even Fullham Newcastle has the potential of goals - last day of season etc etc -rotation - exhibition type game

                              It is fairly obvious where to go if you want a jump in rank.

                            4. Fantasydreamer
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              What do you think wins last GW?

                              A. Trent, pogba and b.silva plus five points
                              B. Laporte, redmond and sterling

                              1. Amey
                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                  Thumping win for B imo

                                • kuzser
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                  Very close, A imo

                                • liverpool01
                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                    B looks more explosive

                                  • Wardinator
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                    A

                                • kuzser
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                  Really need you help with a final move guys!
                                  Now 3rd in a ML: 
                                  3 points behind a leader, who has laporte, sterling, pogba, rash (no pool attackers)
                                  1point behind 2nd place, who has Sterling and mane, no ManU. 

                                  Considering that what is the best move with 1FT, 1.6itb?

                                  1) Son Jimenez-> sterling long for-4 and bench jota. Shall I take a hit at all?
                                  2) doherty-> laporte and play either jota or Jimmi 
                                  3) son-> bilva /pogba/ mili and play either jota or jimmi
                                  4) jimenez-> Zaha and play jota

                                  Foster (Ryan)
                                  Taa Shaw Valery
                                  Jota mane Salah Redmond 
                                  Jimenez Wilson Aguero

                                  Subs: Son doherty duffy

                                  1. donlobatto
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                    Son to Bilva and play Jimi I think mate

                                    1. kuzser
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                      thanks mate. Don't you think it's worth playing safe and get Laporte for almost guaranteed 6 points?
                                      Bilva can just get 3 points

                                      1. donlobatto
                                        • 1 Year
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        Depends if you want to play safe or not!

                                • Bubbles1985
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                  Lloris
                                  Robertson Laporte Shaw
                                  Salah(vc) Son Sterling(c) Jota Camarasa
                                  Rashford Jiminez

                                  Foster Gray Doherty Bednarek

                                  I have 0.8m itb and 1ft...

                                  Last day plans...

                                  Son + Jiminez > Masuaku + Aguero for -4

                                  Is that worth it? Chasing 15 points and leader has Son but no Aguero. So I would captain him...

                                  I would then sub Gray + Bednarek > Jota + Camarasa

                                  ML 3rd and 4th are 35+ points behind but both have Aguero, so this would also block them.

                                • Tshelby
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                  Not having owned Laporte has been my biggest mistake of the season..

                                  1. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
                                    • 10 Years
                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                    Double city defence ederson and laporte on wildcard gw34 came good in the end.
                                    Only went for it when Adam Hopcroft pointed out that those run of games should be tight games. Better value than attackers.
                                    Unfortunately I also got Trippier and no Liverpool defence.
                                    So swings and roundabouts

                                    1. Tshelby
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                      True had TAA and Robbo from GW 20 till 34 or something also gained me some points. Can't have them all. Though it was a misteak not getting him on my second wildcard

                                  2. Amey
                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                      Same 🙂

                                      1. Tshelby
                                        • 4 Years
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        Too late to get him in for the last game?

                                        1. Amey
                                            1 month, 17 days ago

                                            Absolutely.
                                            One for the next season imo

                                      2. drughi
                                        • 9 Years
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        2, 15, 9, 12 since I got him. Had him earlier in the season and wasn't giving any returns so he paid me back big time.

                                        1. Tshelby
                                          • 4 Years
                                          1 month, 17 days ago

                                          Good job, jealous 😉

                                      3. Karan14
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        Same

                                        He's also the most owned defender along with TAA in the Top 10k.
                                        Both of them have really hurt me.

                                      4. Ask Yourself
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        I made the opposite mistake and went without TAA on WC for some reason. Thankfully Laporte made it up slightly

                                      5. The_Fish
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 1 Year
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        I also made this mistake. Bringing him in for 38 as one of my 2 free transfers.

                                    • Dukes of Hazzard
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                      Salah and son to mane and sterling worth a minus 4 thanks in advance

                                      1. Tshelby
                                        • 4 Years
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        Someone told me earlier Sterling isn't really getting in the box anymore but don't know if it's true? Also don't see the point in losing Salah if he is fit

                                      2. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
                                        • 10 Years
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        Wait on salah news prior to the game then make the transfers if it sounds like he won't play.
                                        If you fail to hear any news that ask Daisy Duke 😀

                                        1. Dukes of Hazzard
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 3 Years
                                          1 month, 17 days ago

                                          Daisy is doing better than me so she not gonna give me any tips

                                      3. HMC
                                        • 8 Years
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        Hard to say as sterling hasn’t been great the past month. Will probably work out though since you’re likely to captain one of them

                                        1. Dukes of Hazzard
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 3 Years
                                          1 month, 17 days ago

                                          Thanks all in a good position over all and either of them going big is gonna hurt big time

                                    • Iggypop
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        I think news coming in from the other games could effect things, if city are struggling and Liverpool are winning they may play it safe and not push forward as much. but if city score early Liverpool will have to just go for it anyways!

                                        1. Amey
                                            1 month, 17 days ago

                                            How does it matter ??
                                            Both will go for win imo. 1/2- 0 in both games

                                          • Karan14
                                            • 3 Years
                                            1 month, 17 days ago

                                            I think both teams will just go for goals from the start.
                                            Obviously they wouldnt want to concede but I dont see them relying on a 1-0 till the end if they score early.
                                            Can see 2 or more goals for both definitely City.

                                        2. Tictactoe
                                          • 1 Year
                                          1 month, 17 days ago

                                          Son and siggy -> mane and redmond for -4?

                                          1. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
                                            • 10 Years
                                            1 month, 17 days ago

                                            Yeah I'd say, although sigurdsson could do well v an understrength chelsea

                                            1. davidfromkent
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 5 Years
                                              1 month, 17 days ago

                                              Except Sigurdson is playing against Tottenham!

                                              1. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
                                                • 10 Years
                                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                                Just realised that when I wrote it 'under-strength spurs' I meant

                                          2. The_Fish
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 1 Year
                                            1 month, 17 days ago

                                            Not for me.

                                        3. Team Cruel
                                          • 3 Years
                                          1 month, 17 days ago

                                          Redmond (TC)

                                          Who is with me?

                                          1. Amey
                                              1 month, 17 days ago

                                              Can only ©
                                              I'm 2/3rd with you 😀

                                              1. Team Cruel
                                                • 3 Years
                                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                                That's a shame, I'm getting 15 points more than you from him then.

                                                1. Amey
                                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                                    😀
                                                    I got 1 extra for Sane !!

                                            • Jon Snow
                                              • 3 Years
                                              1 month, 17 days ago

                                              Couldn't have chosen a better time to have my worst GW of the season. GW rank: 5.7mil

                                              Lead = gone. 3 points ahead of 3rd in my ML, 1 point ahead of 2nd.

                                              Who knows maybe 2nd place won't realise he hasn't placed Bench boost yet

                                              1. Rupert The Horse
                                                • 6 Years
                                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                                Just checked mine. Worst in 12 years. 5.8m

                                                1. The_Fish
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 1 Year
                                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                                  Also 5.8m. 29 points. Only TAA didn't blank.

                                              2. Team Cruel
                                                • 3 Years
                                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                                Look on the bright side, you still have your aunt.

                                                1. HamezMace
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                                  Doesn't deserve a happy ending after the way he walked away from Ghost like that

                                                  1. Jon Snow
                                                    • 3 Years
                                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                                    Ghost wasn't a good enough boy, doesn't even get a pat

                                                    1. HamezMace
                                                      • 4 Years
                                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                                      I've never cared about not having a down vote button until now.

                                            • HMC
                                              • 8 Years
                                              1 month, 17 days ago

                                              Would you recommend taking some hits this week (possibly -8) to replace guys who didn’t show up last week (namely Firmino and koscielny).
                                              Might throw in Jiménez too.
                                              Looking at bringing in Vardy/TAA or Coleman/Digne
                                              I know -8 isn’t ideal but could pay off. If I had the luxury I would remove sterling and hazard but they’re too good not to play

                                            • HamezMace
                                              • 4 Years
                                              1 month, 17 days ago

                                              Anyone else had a shocker this season?
                                              It'll be my worst finish in 5 years of playing.
                                              Can't really put it down to any specific reasoning either, anyone been able to work it out?

                                              1. Numb
                                                • 4 Years
                                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                                There are just a lot more people playing who know what they are doing this year (information explosion, Twitter mainly). It’s likely that you’re not doing any worse than before, just everyone else is doing better.

                                                1. HamezMace
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                                  Maybe...I'm still mad, and need someone to blame.

                                              2. Retro
                                                • 8 Years
                                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                                My OR history this season;

                                                Gameweek 16 - 665k
                                                Gameweek 26 - 82k (all chips played at this stage)
                                                Gameweek 37 - 30k

                                                Conclusion - it paid this year to use your chips early!

                                                1. HamezMace
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                                  Interesting take.
                                                  I did pretty well from my chips, 100+ points on both BB, and FH.
                                                  TC was less successful though.

                                                  1. Retro
                                                    • 8 Years
                                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                                    It also depends on what you consider success. It's definitely much harder to get consistently great ORs every year. (Anyone can have one great year). The flood of information available has raised scores across the board. '50k is the new 1k' etc...

                                                    1. HamezMace
                                                      • 4 Years
                                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                                      I was 40k last year, which was my best finish ever...had been between 50k-90k in the years prior to that.
                                                      This year I'm just inside 100k right now, but not confident about finishing there.
                                                      I have noticed the increase in information available to everyone - deadline warnings etc.

                                                      But I've also noted a real inconsistency amongst many teams/players this year also, and knowing when the jump on, and off, a bandwagon seems to be the most crucial aspect this year.

                                              3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                                                • 5 Years
                                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                                its all luck, not worth wasting time

                                                1. HamezMace
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                                  Where was this advice 37 weeks ago? 🙂

                                                  1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                                                    • 5 Years
                                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                                    in my mind, probably wont spend so much time on it again...

                                                    1. HamezMace
                                                      • 4 Years
                                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                                      I might reply to every RMT post this July with 'don't waste your time mate, trust me'.

                                                2. HMC
                                                  • 8 Years
                                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                                  Agree there’s a lot of luck involved.
                                                  I’m around 120k rank, 2200pts which is 60 point average per gw. Winner is 68 average.

                                                3. Retro
                                                  • 8 Years
                                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                                  Well...there's a lot of luck of course. But I mean, skill should be enough to get you up to, I don't know, at least 200k every year? But I agree there's no point in studying it forensically every week like a maths exam. I don't even watch football. 🙂

                                                  1. HMC
                                                    • 8 Years
                                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                                    I typically don’t like to follow suit and prefer to try find differentials. I think you have to be more strategic early on (say first 3rd of the season) then take more risks

                                              4. Do I Not Like Orange
                                                • 6 Years
                                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                                Yes. Par for me is 10k, looking like 30k this season. I've made some stupid decisions tbf, wasted my TC & BB in single weeks because I got spooked over playing my BB in the double with 2 Brighton defenders & Deeney. Putting BB back a week also blocked me from using TC on Mane vs Hudd.

                                                1. HamezMace
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                                  Chips have been okay for me, except TC.
                                                  I gambled at the start of the season trying to get Kane, Aguero and Salah in the same team, and struggled to find a good balance thereafter.

                                            • Dybala10
                                              • 1 Year
                                              1 month, 17 days ago

                                              Jota to Hazard for a -4 worthwhile?

                                              1. torshov_bulls
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 2 Years
                                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                                Yes

                                              2. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
                                                • 10 Years
                                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                                No
                                                1) He could be rested because of Europa league
                                                2) He does not play as well away
                                                3) Leicester are a good side - thier last home game show for the fans etc

                                              3. Warby84
                                                • 3 Years
                                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                                —-> Maddison

                                            • simong1
                                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                                8 points behind the leader in my ML with a big prize on the line! My team and his are below.

                                                Suggestions for the best use of the FT? 0.3 ITB. Would Son > Pogba be best?

                                                Me:

                                                Lloris - Foster
                                                TAA - Laporte - Doherty - Valery - Duffy
                                                Son - Mane - Sterling - Jota - Redmond
                                                Aguero - Rashford - Jimenez

                                                Him:

                                                Allison - Ryan
                                                Robertson - Azpi - Kolasinac - AWB - Duffy
                                                Salah - Son - Hazard - Gundogan - Westwood
                                                Vardy - Wilson - Jimenez

                                              • Forza Papac
                                                • 3 Years
                                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                                What are some changes the Premier League could make to mitigate the amount of meaningless games towards the end of the season involving teams seemingly on the beach? Perhaps a playoff for the final Europa League spot involving teams finishing 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th?

                                                1. Numb
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                                  Could also do the same for relegation, with 15-18th playing off for the final relegation spot

                                                  1. Warby84
                                                    • 3 Years
                                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                                    I still like the GW38 Sunday 3pm KO the 3 bottom teams deserve to go down so would be unfair..

                                                  2. Forza Papac
                                                    • 3 Years
                                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                                    They could, although that would be harsh on the team that finished 15th if they end up being relegated. As is for the team finishing 6th if they dont make Europa League but to a much lesser extent.

                                                2. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
                                                  • 10 Years
                                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                                  Glamour money spinning friendlies against Europe's elite subsided by the FA the top three best results on the last day of the season for those with 'nothing to play for'?

                                              • pjanns
                                                • 2 Years
                                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                                Son + Jota --> Redmond + B. Silva
                                                Looks ok, right?

                                                Would leave me with:

                                                Lloris
                                                TAA - Robbo - Laporte
                                                Mane - Hazard - Redmond - B. Silva
                                                Aguero - Vardy - Jiminez

                                                (Ryan - JWP - Valery - Peltier)

                                                1. Victor6359
                                                  • 1 Year
                                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                                  Yeah, but I’d play JWP over jiminez.

                                              • Cruz88
                                                • 3 Years
                                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                                Which is better:

                                                a) Kompany and Miliv (own Laporte)
                                                b) Fraser and Jiminez

                                                1. liverpool01
                                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                                    A

                                                2. donlobatto
                                                  • 1 Year
                                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                                  Not quite at the end but there or thereabouts.

                                                  How many hits/ transfers will you have taken by the end of the season and what is your current OR?

                                                  I'm pretty certain my willingness to take hits has cost me a better finish but keen to see if it looks to be a pattern!

                                                  For me it's:

                                                  Transfers made: 56
                                                  Point hits taken: 96 (19 GWs) 😆
                                                  OR (current) : 36k

                                                  1. drughi
                                                    • 9 Years
                                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                                    TM: 46
                                                    PHT: 56
                                                    OR: 6K

                                                    1. donlobatto
                                                      • 1 Year
                                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                                      Case in point so far!

                                                  2. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 2 Years
                                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                                    Total Transfers : 46
                                                    Total Points Hits : 56
                                                    OR: 20k

                                                    On course for my best season, and having been more hit-averse previously I found this way more fun.

                                                    96 may be excessive though

                                                    1. donlobatto
                                                      • 1 Year
                                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                                      Yep I couldn’t believe it when I saw 96!

                                                      I’ve been fortunate that many have paid off, hence the reasonable OR despite the hits

                                                  3. bench boost for every gamew…
                                                    • 2 Years
                                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                                    18k
                                                    About 76 points hits i think. 51 transfers?
                                                    Will prob do one or two before 38.
                                                    My biggest mistake was leaving vice on Eriksen not mane in 36. 22 points out of the window. This thing about hits or no hits is part of a larger picture, down to playing style and tactics etc.

                                                    1. donlobatto
                                                      • 1 Year
                                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                                      Yep I agree. Big difference between just hitting for fun and taking carefully calculated risks

                                                3. Nightf0x
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                                  Which?

                                                  A) doherty to laporte, play 442
                                                  B) jimy son -4 to vardy fraser/bsilva, play 343, bench (1) fraser/redmond/deulofeu
                                                  C) son to fraser/bsilva (or) jimy to rondon/perez/wilson/zaha/long/deney/wood/barnes, play 352 (or) 343

                                                4. pingissimus
                                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                                    I’m fairly sure I’ve identified the manager most likely to change things around in 38. Here’s a man trying things out. All change 3 weeks in a row.

                                                    37

                                                    Travers
                                                    Smith Simpson Cook Clyne
                                                    King Ake Lerma Ibe Fraser
                                                    Wilson

                                                    36

                                                    Boruc
                                                    Clyne Mepham Cook Ake Simpson
                                                    Brooks Lerma Gosling
                                                    Wilson King

                                                    35

                                                    Boruc
                                                    Ake Cook Mepham Stanislas
                                                    Fraser Lerma Gosling Brooks
                                                    Wilson King

                                                    This level of experimentation puts me off Bournemouth completely. I’m not at all sure that the match up with Palace is that great anyway. I’ve a really strong side and being in between Wilson and Jim I’m now playing Jim for sure.

                                                    (Side note - this Solanke starting is just about the one thing he hasn’t tried and he was a huge investment!)

                                                    1. Nightf0x
                                                      • 3 Years
                                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                                      Was thinking just the same

                                                  • The Mighty Whites
                                                    • 4 Years
                                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                                    Reckon 34 points lead in one league and 21 points lead in another will be enough to win?

                                                    1. Miniboss
                                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                                        If your teams are identical then yeah. Otherwise spot on captaincy pick and a successful differential can easily turn 21 points around the other way.

                                                    2. JAMO97
                                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                                        Hope Salah is fit otherwise stuck with triple Wolves. Easy to say now but should have saved a FT.
                                                        If Salah not fit him to Sterling, otherwise Son to ? B.Silva the obvious, anyone considering any others. 1FT 0ITB
                                                        Lloris
                                                        TAA, Doherty, Valery
                                                        Salah*, Son*, Pogba, JWP
                                                        Aguero, Jim, Zaha
                                                        Foster, Jota, Duffy, Dunk

                                                      • yer old da
                                                        • 9 Years
                                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                                        Two questions if I may.

                                                        A. Play Jimenez (Liv) or Llorente (EVE)?

                                                        B. Play Bednarek or either Llorente/Hojberg? Already have Valery starting so question is whether to double up on Saints defence or play the Saints midfielder or Spurs forward.

                                                        Leading my £700 mini league by 28 points.

                                                        1. All Out of Mounie
                                                          • 1 Year
                                                          1 month, 17 days ago

                                                          I'd play the Soto defender