Podcast

FPL Lunch Club – The Final Countdown

The final Fantasy Premier League deadline of 2018/19 is at 14:00 BST today.

Our very last (retitled) Breakfast Club of the season will be beaming live on our YouTube channel from around 13:45 BST with all the build-up to the ten Premier League matches taking place this afternoon.

As soon as the FPL deadline passes we’ll be bringing you the all-important team news from around the grounds.

The matches at the Amex and Anfield will determine the destination of the Premier League title, with Manchester City needing only to match Liverpool’s result to claim the trophy for a second successive season.

David and Neale will also discuss their Gameweek 38 transfers and reveal who they are captaining today.

A post-match Scoutcast will follow this evening – very likely around 18:00 BST – to dissect the final-day action.

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  1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    CPL centre back pairing of Kelly and Ward.
    Owners of Wilson and/or Fraser rejoice!

    1. "DC"
      1 month, 8 days ago

      That was the expected cb pairing

      1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Ok - thought Dann might be available. Even so - pretty awful

    2. Skloppy Kops
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Reason why i got Wilson in

    3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Good I have them in my 2nd team 😛

    4. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Nice

  2. TAT
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Spent the whole week thinking of various moves, and ended up with the moves I'm least confident in…

    1. barracuda
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Same here. Cap Salah. Not sure about him.

      1. TAT
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        He could haul! If I had two moves that would allow me to get him, I probably would.

        (I think) I ended up with Vardy captain…

        1. aborg
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Me too, I’m on Vardy Captain. The reason being that for some reason I can’t see City and Liverpool scoring that much.
          It sounds stupid maybe but I have my own reasons to believe so.

          1. TAT
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 8 days ago

            I find both Liverpool's and City's fixture to be difficult. Can go either way. If you play against it being a goal fest and you are right, it might make a big difference on OR.

            Don't think I've ever been so uncertain about a gameweek before!

            1. aborg
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Actually I felt so panicked last year too. This time I felt uncertainty with that today !

              1. TAT
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 8 days ago

                I might remember wrong, but I think I think I captained Salah last gameweek the previous season (as most of the season really), and only worried over the transfers. That's a little bit better at least!

                1. aborg
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Heh yes it is. I think I had captained Kane will my rival TC’d Kane.
                  Thank god I had brought in Zaha and PVA and they both saved me and won the league by just 3 points !
                  PVA hauled by a massive 18 points!

                  1. TAT
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Wow, that was a close result! PVA was great last season. Probably a decent option today too!

                    1. aborg
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      Actually I brought him in again last week for this reason hehe. Have to repay the favor back 🙂 fingers crossed and GL to you

                      1. TAT
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 8 days ago

                        Ooh, that's clever! Bet he'll deliver today - and good luck to you as well! 🙂

          2. Rojo's Modern Life
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Ok buddy

    1. Licky
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      LOL Thanks for making me feel bad about my season. 😛

      1. Mysterion
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Yours, mine and 99.7% of our seasons 😀

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Good team that

    3. Skloppy Kops
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      And they say Casuals never win

    4. Amey
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Wtf 😀

    5. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 8 days ago

      No chips used? Blimey ...

  3. Marvinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Chelsea must be making sure Hazard doesn't get injured and his price goes down.

    1. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I just heard the news in time and started Jota ahead of him.
      Hopefully that is 1 point gained.

  4. fr3ddy
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Thoughts on Llorente hatty?

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I can’t wait

    2. Rainer
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Fifa or PES?

    3. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      If it makes you feel better, it will definitely happen I reckon.

    4. Skloppy Kops
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Moura 2nd hatty in a week.

    5. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      1st bench.
      That would destroy me 🙂

    6. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Actually against Keane and Zouma. They will keep him quiet I'd say.

  5. Pras United
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Never had all 11 starters in GW38 before!

    1. MTPockets
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Was just thinking that. Almost makes the -8 worthwhile...

  6. Brosstan
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Heres one for rough with the smooth at the end of this game week. I removed Sterling for Babel to go maximum differential from my rival in a punt to gain over 60 points last game week. Lol@me.

    1. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Might get brace from bench yet

  7. pingissimus
    1 month, 8 days ago

    More or less expecting the Hazard news but Bilva is a blow - he looks to be right back in midfield.

    Bah

    GL all

    1. Amey
      1 month, 8 days ago

      No Fernandinho was biggest clue mate

      1. pingissimus
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Hasn’t mattered before. Hoped no Sane was key

        1. Amey
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Hmm.
          Hopefully he'll get something for you bro 🙂
          GL

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      He does very well there

  8. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Bench boost active:

    Gunn, Guaita
    Laporte, Digne, TAA, Valery, Bednarek
    Salah, Sterling, Mane, Fraser, Bilva
    Vardy(c), Perez, Wilson

    Let's do this, good luck all!

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Good luck!

      BB here as well:

      Lloris Foster
      Robertson TAA Digne Valery Digne
      Mane (C) Pogba B Silva Fraser JWP
      Vardy Aguero Zaha

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 8 days ago

        *Laporte

      2. Burger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Lovely, brother, 2 Dignes too! Good luck, hope we get a good final rank boost 😀

  9. 'Broadsword Calling Da…
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    There are Spitfires (well probably a lone Spitfire doing circuits) flying overhead (Kent), the sun is out and it's all or nothing for many mini-league leaders n chasers, what a day (not to mention the Tennis final later over in Madrid, if that's your thing too).

    1. Lord Tachanka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      It’s a good day for the final GW, good luck with yours!

      Love the sound of the Merlin engine as well!

  10. donlobatto
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Who do people have coming in for Babel if he doesn’t play?

    I’ve got Jimi

    1. Brosstan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I cant see him not coming on. But very frustrating that he doesnt start.

      1. donlobatto
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Yep. 🙁 1pt cameo incoming with Jimi double figures on the bench lol

    2. Amey
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Hazard >> Jimenez

  11. Would Ed Woodward
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Time for a beer I think.

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      No kola means another good ebening for me ! Duffy to the rescue

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Oh my god, I knew he'd play for you, you can't escape him!

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          It is sealed in fate for him to score. Martial and hazard may get in his way tho if they come on 🙁

  12. Captain Kakaroto
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    No Hazard really hurts. Im on 9.5k could be out of 10k because of this

    1. Team Cruel
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Don't worry, he will come on

      1. Captain Kakaroto
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Finger crossed

    2. Fitzy.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      You don't think he can come on and do anything?

      1. Captain Kakaroto
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Hope so. Cheers for the encouragement

  13. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Salah EO%?

    1. Team Cruel
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Let the game update sunshine

    2. Burger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Quite a few sellers this week, probably lower than you expect it to be.

    3. McEwan
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Triple captain here

      1. Lord Tachanka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Regular Cap here, good luck to us both!

  14. the german
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    went with Wilson TC. Higuain and Moura are other differentials. All or nothing. 😀

    1. Collie01
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Good luck 🙂

      1. the german
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Thanks. got real good feeling.

        1. conorbon
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          That’s a great shout, hoping for a Wilson Hattie for you

  15. conorbon
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Thank the lord I benched Hazard, it was between him and Redmond and Siggy all week.

    1. MINUS FOUR
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Yep, whatever happens now (whether he stays on the bench or comes on and scores) I'm comfortable with my decision to take a -4 elsewhere and upgrade my forward line, leaving out Hazard. When I made the moved I hoped for and expected a benching, can't control anything he does now in a sub appearance.

      1. conorbon
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Exactly, what will be will be but I’m a lot happier that he’s on my bench as all my other mids and forwards are starting.

      2. pingissimus
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Half expected the benching. Relying on his ability to score off the bench. Wasn’t seeing many better in 90 than he is in 30

        That said very nearly took minus 8 to bin him and Robbo to captain Mo and Digne

        1. conorbon
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          I would have taken that minus 8 buddy, did one myself to get Siggy and Wilson in for Son and Jimi

  16. Kevin 11
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    No Babel didnt see that coming, dier at cb too

  17. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Now that I benched Hazard for Fraser and have Zaha captain I hope to god it’s not a tight affair at Selhurst Park.

    1. conorbon
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Not with Palaces CB pairing

  18. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Arsenal and Chelsea rightly focused on Europa League final.
    Spurs rightly focused on Champions League final.
    Man Utd rightly focused on next season.

    But at the end of the season, the Top 6 are still the teams you expect to be there. Even though they also have the demands of European football. Shows how far behind everyone else is.

    1. Marvinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Yep. Let's just be thankful it's 6 and not 2, or even 1!

  19. AC Yew
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Which game are you planning to watch

    1. Forza Papac
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Liverpool

    2. Brosstan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Can we choose?

    3. LǝgleSs e|even
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      City , with constant score refresh for the Liv game

    4. Amey
      1 month, 8 days ago

      IPL final 😉

      1. Srv210
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        With city and pool so close..you'll watch mi csk haha

        1. Amey
          1 month, 8 days ago

          CSK fan !!
          Don't care who tf wins PL as it's not United 😉
          Will check FFS. That's all

          1. Srv210
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Enjoy buddy 🙂

    5. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Both split screen

    6. TheGman
      1 month, 8 days ago

      This is where sky sports news shines

    7. GanonTEK
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Liverpool

  20. Bartowski
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Being 0.1 short has been biting me in the ass all season but at least yesterday it stopped me from getting Shaw...

  21. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Anyone punt on Mahrez. Imagine that for a punt 🙂

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Hattrick incoming

  22. tafrère
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    "76.0% of the current top 10k managers have never previously finished in the top 10k while 40.7% have never previously finished in the top 100k."

    wow.

    1. Team Cruel
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Casuals taking over the game us professionals created. Sick of it

      1. Licky
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        "... us professionals..."? Wait, you guys are getting paid?!

        1. Pras United
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          This!

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Shows how hard it has been this year

    3. Brosstan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Year of the casual. Knee jerking paid off massively this season, while calculated punts have fallen short.

    4. S.Kuqi
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      24% club 😎

    5. tisza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      shame can't compare it to same stage last season.
      Know number of 1st time top 10kers was high last season

    6. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      almost 6m, someone is bound to make lucky transfers. simple as that. larger the audience more chance for casuals to aim high

      1. Pras United
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        So everyone beating you who is not on this website 24x7 is lucky?

    7. Pras United
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Everyone has similar info now. They are not really casuals - just have access to the “secret knowledge” we all had 3-4 seasons ago and prior. Anyone who makes regular transfers and thinks through captain is not a casual. Don’t be salty if they are beating you now.

      1. Pras United
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        And by you I don’t mean you the poster. It’s a general comment.

      2. Brosstan
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Casual definition has changed. You are a casual if all you do is check out a few youtube vids and read the tips of a few twitter accounts on friday and make a transfer. The density of information means that casual approach gets closer results to more dedicated managers than it did in previous seasons. Hence loads of casuals in top 10k

        1. Pras United
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          So isn’t that normal? Maybe we should call it normal and people on here are obsessive.

          Then saying it’s the year of not being obsessive over every single stat and rethinking a transfer 100x.

          1. Brosstan
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Normal = casual. In seasons past there wasnt enough information to be non-obsessive and get good ranks, now it is.

    8. Andy'81
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      The top 10k is like what top 0.25% of the 4 million odd teams that started GW 1, people might need to start lowering their expectations of what success actually is in this game.

    9. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      FPL has become harder because there are more professionals IMO.

      Only have to look at Munday. Didn't take FPL seriously before this season. Now he treats it professionally and will end up Top 10k. But you shouldn't confuse 'more time spent / experience' with being 'professional'.

      Need to find a new edge to get ahead.

  23. Srv210
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Hazard,babel,Shaw, lacazette being benched...I feel lucky that atleast I got all players starting for me

  24. Perthite
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Getting Laca a few weeks back was a horrible decision. Up until then I had unconsciously boycotted Arsenal's assets

    1. Boxwoods
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      With you. Actually shipped Vardy for him due to fixtures. [facepalm]

  25. Zladan
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Score predictions:
    Brighton v City
    Liverpool v Wolves

    Scores you hope for:
    Brighton v City
    Liverpool v Wolves

    1. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      0-4
      3-0

      4-0
      4-4

      1. Zladan
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Fully behind this.

    2. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      They are different?

      1. Zladan
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Well yes...
        What you think will happen v what you want to happen.

    3. Amey
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Prediction
      0-2
      2-0

      Hope for
      1-2
      2-0

    4. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      0-2
      4-1

      0-2
      4-1

    5. Perthite
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Hope...
      City 1-1
      Pool win 2-1 with Aguero-like last second Salah goal after City game finished.

    6. conorbon
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      1-4
      3-2

      0-6 Aguero Hattie and B Silva Laporte goals.
      3-0 Mane Hattie and TAA to assist all.

    7. The Duffy Dunk Shaw
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      0-5
      3-1

      0-5
      1-3

  26. Would Ed Woodward
    1 month, 8 days ago

    What type of takeaway do you think Shaw has coming for the games? I'm thinking KFC Family Bucket.

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Still got the Nations League to get through.

  27. Daniel - The Veteran
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    lads to respond to my earlier comment that Liv and City CS will ruin my ranking. I have only Robbo and EO of Liv defence is more than 100% and if only CS happens that will influence my ranking. Simple math. Don't have Laporte too.

    Always goals in GW 38 so hope I will survive and go in top 50K

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I doubt pool keep CS

    2. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Gr8

  28. Ginkapo FPL
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Are Sky atually showing the games or just Jeff?

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Showing both City and Liverpool.

  29. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    What comes first?

    A) 3pm kick-off
    B) FPL update completion