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Submit nominations for FFScout Team of the Year

The time has come for the Fantasy Football Scout Team of the Year for 2018/19 to be decided.

We have already opened up the first poll for you to vote in as we assess which FPL goalkeepers are worthy of inclusion this season.

You can view that poll either embedded in this article below or in the sidebar of the website.

However, we still need you to submit your nominations for the other three positions, defenders, midfielders and forwards.

You can do that using the Google Form below.

Submit here

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  1. The Hindu Monkey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Team of the Season is out now - curated by an angry Monkey with a tongue like a lock-knife. Thanks for all the comments and follows this season. Enjoy.

    https://hindumonkey.blogspot.com/2019/05/premier-league-fpl-team-of-season-weak.html

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

      Love it as usual!

      Honestly it could have been the whole Utd team in there...

      1. Pap Le Cissier
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Well done on the Home Stretch finish Pras, was hoping to catch you on that final day

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

          You too mate - well done on a great season!

    2. badgerboy
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      As a Royal Mail employee I can confirm Kieran Trippier is my idol.

    3. Longlatini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Excellent read!

    4. Snevitz
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      "possessing the distribution of a privatised postal service…"

      Excellent.

    5. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Nice read Hindu

    6. Gnu
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Thank you, great read again HM.

  2. LC1
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Lost my cash league on the last game of the season.

    Finished 2 points off first place.

    So so frustrating but it shows that even a simple -4 can be the deciding factor of winning or losing hundreds of pounds!

    Zaha getting 0 bonus killed me, especially when after 90mins he was due 2 bps.

    Hope everyone had a good season and see you all in August.

    1. Black Knights
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      It's the bad -4s that are the deciding factor. Simple ones and good ones aren't the problem.

  3. juho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    First time in the top 10k!

    Big shout-out to the following:
    TorresMagic
    G-Whizz
    Kiwivillain
    Embolofan
    Amey
    Jia you jia you

    1. donlobatto
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Well done on the great finish - Top 5k next season? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    2. Amey
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Great job bro !!

    3. FPL Pillars
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Well played!

    4. EMBOLOFAN
      1 month, 4 days ago

      congrats!

    5. Christina.
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      TM

      lol

    6. Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Congrats ๐Ÿ™‚

    7. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Congratulations on making into the top 10k well done ๐Ÿ˜€

    8. Zenith UK
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Congratulations!

  4. Woy_is_back
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    So next seasons fpl is probably up in two months?

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

      Yup, starts in mid July usually

  5. Zenith UK
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    My biggest cash ML I drew (then subsequently lost to the transfer rule) thanks to the following (there are multiple so take your pick of any);

    Huddersfield goal
    Burnley goal
    TAA second assit
    Mane missing out 3 BPs by 4BAPs
    Playing Pogba over Jimi

  6. Zenith UK
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Random question; does anyone know if FPL will bring back "Ultimate FPL"? I miss that game mode so much and would love for it to come back again next year!

    1. Amey
      1 month, 5 days ago

      What is that ??

      1. Zenith UK
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Amey - It was the best! They stopped it two seasons ago I think so 17/18 was the last season it ran.

        You would pick a 25 man squad (£150M to spend). You would then pick a starting XI, a 7 man bench and then have 7 in reserves. What would happen is you could change the team DURING the gameweeks. So when there's a Friday night match lets say you captained Hazard vs Brighton but he only got an assist, however Salah was playing Huddersfield on Saturday, you could take the captaincy off of Hazard and give it to Salah but if Salah performed worse than Hazard (blank for example) you would only get Salah's points. That is unless Aguero was playing Fulham on the Sunday then you could change again. Same applied for substitutes.

        So you would have gameweek scores but you could make substitutes between matchdays.

        There were no transfers (so to speak), hence the reserves (for your injured players). HOWEVER, you could do loans (maximum of four weeks), which would cost points depending on how long you loaned someone in for. So if someone picked up a three match ban and they had a high price you could bring in someone else and after three games they'd revert back again. It was amazing and greatly detailed (£5 entry fee more than worth it)

        1. Amey
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Wow.
          Thank you so much for detailed reply mate ๐Ÿ™‚

          This is very interesting imo. Picking squad would be very important in that case ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
          Never even heard about it tbh. Good to know that.

          1. Zenith UK
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Wouldn't make sense if it wasn't detailed!

            Me and my pal had so much fun with it (it's not for everyone) and the double gameweeks get really really hectic but if you enjoy FF and are dedicated it's honestly a blast. I really want the team to bring it back!

            1. Amey
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Yeah. Imagine dgw with 5/6 days of fixtures.
              So many © & points ๐Ÿ˜€

              1. Zenith UK
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Remember you only finish the GW with one lot of C points but the changing is a headache. It's like if Pogba scored one but you've got Aguero home to Huddersfield imagine switching the armband so you lose the C points from Pogba but then Aguero blanks, you'd be gutted!

                Great great game mode that I sincerely hope returns.

                1. Amey
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Yep.
                  It's about not being too greedy ๐Ÿ˜›
                  Hopefully it'll return as you love it that much ๐Ÿ˜‰

                2. Amey
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  You might be lucky as the Draft version is Daft ๐Ÿ˜›

                  1. Zenith UK
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Might contact one of the Mods/Devs here and see if we can get a post up about maybe everyone e-mailing FPL requesting the return of the game mode?

                    1. Amey
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      Yeah
                      Could work actually

                      1. Zenith UK
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        Any idea who would be best to speak too?

                      2. Geoff
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        Me ๐Ÿ˜€

                      3. Zenith UK
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        Hi Geoff! I hope you're well! Is there any way we could potentially discuss the above further? Maybe via twitter PM might be easier or e-mail?

                      4. Geoff
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        geoff@fantasyfootballscout.co.uk ๐Ÿ™‚

                      5. Zenith UK
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        Thank you. Will ping you an e-mail later this evening (currently in the office for the next 2 hours!)

    2. mike09
      1 month, 5 days ago

      What are the difference between Ultimate FPL and FPL?

      1. Zenith UK
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Hey Mike, see above ๐Ÿ™‚

        1. mike09
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

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

      think the £5 buy in for Ultimate was a bit of a barrier, I agree though it was a really interesting challenge in terms of planning, and actually helped me to be a bit more rational with my main team..

      You'd have to presume they're going to change the draft game after this season, barely seen anyone mention it past GW1

      1. Zenith UK
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Yeah the draft game is a bit boring you literally need everyone in your ML to be regularly playing for players to actually change hands otherwise it's set and forget!

        The £5 is a little bit of a barrier but given the prize pool was £10,000? I can't remember exact, those odds aren't that bad considering many who play serious by into a cash ML.

    4. Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I get the feeling they won't, but I don't have inside info.

      One of the major problems with UFPL was that it wasn't available outside the UK. There are so many people (like me, when I first started playing in Canada) who were excluded because of that rule. (Which exists for betting reasons).

      I think draft has potential - it needs work, but it could do well. All three would be the best solution!

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

        What do you mean by not available outside UK? I've played it from Ireland no problem, people from outside might be excluded from prizes but not playing IMO.
        And btw it was great fun indeed but a bit niche because of "pay to play".

        1. Geoff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Hmm not sure, I thought I remembered needing a proper postcode before and not being able to login. I may be wrong on that

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

            Don't remember registering criteria but I'm pretty much sure there was nothing about residence, like I said before played it from Ireland for two seasons.

            I wonder the reason it was cancelled, of course not as popular as FPL, can't recall amount of people playing, maybe somebody else remember, but I would say it wasn't more than 100k.

            1. Zenith UK
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Definitely was a much smaller clique. I have an e-mail from FPL on one of my many e-mail accounts stating the reason for it's withdrawal and a "watch this space" memo (in hindsight they were referring to the draft game mode). I'll have to have a search around.

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

                I would love to see UFPL back but also draft mode getting more attention, I really like an idea behind it.

                1. Zenith UK
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  No reason they can't run all three. More modes = more time people spend on the website = more advertisement opportunities = more growth/income = more server strength to support the extra game modes.

      2. Zenith UK
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        I mostly concur with you. I hope that if we can get a mini "petition" or push from a large number of players or even players with a larger influence in the community we may stand a chance at it returning (it's not like they don't already have the coding for it somewhere).

        I understand the gambling aspect of it however. There should be a opt-in/out option when signing up maybe?

        Like I said with draft, unless your whole mini-league is regularly looking to make changes it can get dull or a be a "dead-team" game.

    5. Gnu
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Wild Rover won £1000 in the monthly prize, lucky beggar.

      Absolutely loved it myself. Came 4th the month WR won and 6th the following month....gutted.

      Numbers just didn't back it which was probably mostly to do with the gambling issue and availability globally.
      Always got the impression that they never really got behind it, marketing and PR but that's only an impression.
      The other thing going for it was the pints system, it was more favourable to defenders and def mids, not outlandishly but someone like Kante or Jedinak (remember him) would pick up 3-5 points for a decent performance rather than 2/3.
      Bring it back I say.

    1. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Nice to see an older gent with no beard win it.
      Puts it up to the hipsters!
      Fair play to him him he battered the competition.

  7. FPL Pillars
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    If anyone still has that fantasy itch you can play Norwegian fantasy football. https://en.fantasy.eliteserien.no/ ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      And Allsvenskan!

      Nice community articles on both

  8. Eytexi
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Obviously a bit early to be asking about next season but interested to hear people's views regarding value in goalkeepers.

    Last season the two options going into the season seemed to be 5.5m/4.0m or a 4.5m rotation, although a lot resorted to 4.5m/4.0m within the first few weeks, looking to invest elsewhere.

    How do you think you'll start the season?
    5.5/4.0, 4.5/4.5, 4.5/4.0 or something else completely? ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Amey
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Depends upon the promoted teams i guess.
      Heard here that S. United have good Defense.
      I like cheap keepers tbh. More save points, more fun

      1. Eytexi
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Agreed - will be looking at the championship clubs early on, especially while they're on a high from promotion.

        1. Geoff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Also United can't keep clean sheets.. DDG at 4.5 ๐Ÿ˜‰

          1. Amey
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Ha ha

    2. Flapjack โœ…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I started with Patricio and Button. Which was dumb.

      Switched to Ederson on my GW3 WC and didn’t look back.

      So I like the premium and fodder option. It worked this year, and last.

      Less headaches and for rotation prone teams you avoid the rotation and get the CS. Obviously noticing someone like Laporte being nailed earlier is even smarter.

      But I say this and the only real premiums take up a city or Pool spot. So.. maybe I’ll fall for the cheaper keeper and fodder option again.

      Maybe Pickford could be value.

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

      with Ederson/Allison both probably getting a price hike we need a new Tom Heaton

    4. Christina.
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Start with mr consistent

      Fabianski, most saves once again.

      4.5m most probably.

      1. Eytexi
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Would be straight on him for 4.5m, but I'm expecting him to be 5.0m after his popularity this year.

        1. Christina.
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          we might be lucky. Both Foster and Fab only kept 7 CS each. Both scored similar to the year before so no reason to hike prices.Fab actually scored 10 or so pts less.

          1. Christina.
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            One of the current Pl teams that survived should be 4.5m I reckon together with the new additions being promoted They wont all be 5m.

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

        He scored more points than all of the 5.0 keepers except Pickford. I would be very surprised if hes 4.5 again. It would be a mistake from FPL to price him so low tbh.

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

      Same as usual for me - best looking 4.5 with a 4.0 alongside him. I started with Patricio this season, with Hamer on the bench. I seem to remember it working well after the first few tougher fixtures were out of the way.

      1. Eytexi
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Didn't do that last year but that's the plan next year! Hopefully there's a half decent 4.0m option.

    6. _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Started with Ederson last season, looking at Henderson if he joins Sheffield United permanently, save points galore I’d hope, as well as the odd CS + BPS

      1. Eytexi
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Sounds ideal. He's very much on my radar already!

    7. pingissimus
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I’m planning on going Ederson provided nothing unexpected happens.

      3 City is optimal. Attack feels better than defence but he’s such good value for money. If you can set and forget him and Laporte that’s a lot points with no rotation worries.

      The other Gk who’s really good value for money us Alisson but there are too many other Liverpool options.

      I’m guessing this is wrong headed as most seem to prefer budget options.

      1. Eytexi
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Ederson will never be a bad pick, it just depends on money. Will be looking to have KDB & Kun so that leaves a spot open if i can fund him.

        As far as Liverpool are concerned, I reckon there's much better value in defenders considering attacking potential. TAA will be one of the first names in my team for sure.

        1. pingissimus
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Part of my thinking is that I don’t even want to be tempted to make a Gk transfer - made 4/5 this season.

          He feels like a banker even now. But that’s what I thought about DDG under Mourinho!

          Theoretically prefer to have one defence slot open for the next Digne/Doherty than a gk surprise.

          So

          Ederson
          Laporte TAA xxx

          Feels more flexible than

          Xxxx
          Laporte TAA Robbo

          1. Eytexi
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Agree on that yeah, although that's a lot of money in defence. Could pay off!

            1. pingissimus
              1 month, 4 days ago

              It took me until WC34 to get a premium defence this season.

              It’s going to take some very serious price hikes to persuade me against it come GW1

          2. Christina.
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            ...flexible until you want Kun AND Sterling...

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

      4.5/4.5 almost certainly. Maybe even 4.5/4.0.

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

      I prefer to go 4.5/4.0 for value, and it worked out well this season with Fabianski for most of it. Fabianski scored just 30 points less than Allison which is a lot more value for money. But I dont think Fabianski will be 4.5 next year so its hard to guess where the value 4.5 gk will be.

      1. Eytexi
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Agree about Fabianski - Sheffield United looking worth a look for cheap keepers.

      2. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Yeah, the value argument is so strong for me. 4.5 and scoring 30 points less is great. Particularly if you have a 4.5m and can factor in avoiding blanks and getting DGWs, as well as really easy home games against bottom teams.

    10. Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Very early but I always go as cheap as I can, with two starters. 4.5m x2 probably.

      I think it's more fun but I also like that you can catch price rises on two players. I also like the guessing of which GK is going to be the big surprise of the year

    11. Becks
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      4.5 4.5 or 4.5 4.0

  9. Flapjack โœ…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Can’t stop opening the Fpl app or coming on here. Routine ruined.

    1. Amey
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Ha ha
      Same here

  10. Shaw must go on
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    hope everyone had a fun season playing fantasy..now starts the awaiting... ๐Ÿ™‚
    Finished with 2319 pts exactly the same points as last year.. ๐Ÿ™‚ but last season was ranked 8.594 and this year 41.815...what a difference!!

    1. Annie
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      yeah, I finished with my highest ever points total which was only good for 13.7k, tough crowd this year.

    2. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      That is consistency, I wonder what the odds were of that?

  11. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Does the FFS Team of the Season have a limit of 3 players per PL club? If so, do people really want to waste a Liverpool slot on Alisson or a Man City slot on Ederson?

    There are better options like VVD, Robbo and Mane. Or for Man City, Laporte, Sterling and Aguero.

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I would look at something like:

      Pickford
      Robertson - VVD - Laporte
      Hazard(c) - Sterling - Mane - Siggy - Fraser
      Auba - Jimenez

      Etheridge - Doherty - AWB - Success

      1. Jafooli
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        TAA over Siggy?

        1. Jafooli
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Ah already have 3 x Pool.

          But TAA is cheaper?

          1. diesel001
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Think this is fine for the initial £100m budget though.

        2. diesel001
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Can't get in any more Liverpool. Already have Robbo, VVD and Mane.

      2. Jafooli
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Not Hazard and upgrade Success, cause he’s not.

        1. diesel001
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Don't need the 3rd bench spot though really and Hazard is 2nd highest point scorer in the game.

          1. Jafooli
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Crickey didn’t realise that. How did he sneak up there....with some many blanks

      3. Snevitz
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        You made an error with your captain.
        It has to be Sterling or you are playing the game wrong.

        1. diesel001
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Hazard 238 pts vs Sterling 234 pts suggests differently?

          1. Snevitz
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Not when you have a vice captain.
            Sterling averages 6.9 ppg, Hazard averages 6.4 ppg.

          2. la boneza
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            penalties...?

      4. diesel001
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        If my calcs are right that is 2,450 pts for a GW1 dead team with no autosubs, Haz perma-(c) and no chip use.

        That is around 1,500 OR

        1. Flapjack โœ…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          We could save so much time by doing that

  12. Snevitz
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Etheridge, Fabianski
    TAA, Roberston, Laporte, Luiz, Doherty
    Sterling, Hazard, Mane, Fraser, Babel
    Aguero, Jimenez, Wilson

    If I could be bothered I would check the score this team would have ended up with.

  13. Andy'81
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Chris Hughton is probably one of the few managers who could realistically take over NUFC without getting too much stick from the fans if/when Rafa's contract isn't renewed, he was a total gentleman last time at the club and should never have been sacked. (Please stay though Rafa.)

    1. Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I hope Rafa stays too. I have a sneaky feeling he does, and even gets a bit of money to spend. I know that sounds crazy..

      1. Zenith UK
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        I hope so for Newcastle fans too (WH fan). You've got a pretty decent core. Some strengthening and you could be OK. Hopefully MA is now realising the potential of the club and even though he wants a cash cow maybe he'll realise the better you perform the more money he may make!

        1. Geoff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Now I wonder if Woodward and United can figure that out ๐Ÿ˜‰

          1. Zenith UK
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            To be fair it's not like they haven't invested when you look at some of the prices paid. They have just invested poorly! However the other issues with Woodward/Utd are past my football knowledge. I try not to associate myself with them that much.

            1. Geoff
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Yeah, basically there's no year to year strategy for transfers and no unified strategy

  14. Kno
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    One humblebrag before I go off into the summer sunset. 2k OR and into the HoF top 100. Feelsgoodman

    1. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Excellent

  15. kalmoffit
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    My gwk1 team scored more points yesterday than it did back in August. Benjamin Mendy(15) the only one not to play.

  16. โ˜ Cypress Chillโ˜ 
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    If you don't remember/know it , 2019 Copa America will be held in Brazil from June 14 to July 7.Something to watch during the summer.

    1. Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I'll be watching the Women's World Cup. Always happy to see Canada do well, as we're rubbish in Men's football. ACON, cricket.. we'll get through it

  17. Feels like Trent and Robbo will be the same price next season, 7.0. Trent got more attacking contributions, missed a few games through injury and rotation though. Feels like it should even out

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

      Yeah I feel like all of Liverpool's defense (robbo, TAA and VVD) and Laporte will have the same price which is a frustrating since I will most likely need to go 2 premium defenders instead of the usual 1 premium and 4 rotating setup

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

      Trent and Robbo 7.5. VVD and Laporte 7.0

    3. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      TAA, VVD, Robertson - 7.0m
      Laporte, Walker - 6.5m
      Luiz, Alonso, Emerson, Azpi, Rudiger, Digne - 6.0m
      Keane, Coleman, Zouma (assuming still Everton) - 5.5m

      Not sure what they will do with Spurs. Seem to have flopped a bit. Arsenal players need a decent sized price fall IMO.

      1. Pilgrim62
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        What about WB ?

        1. The 5% Team
          1 month, 4 days ago

          kinda depends on which team he'll end up

          1. pingissimus
            1 month, 4 days ago

            My guess is that he’s still going to be at Palace next year - with the same sort of enormous salary rise Zaha got.

            There’ll certainly be huge resistance to selling him. It could well take I guess 50 mill or more - which doesn’t represent value. It’s not easy to pry an asset from an established PL side these days.

  18. tafrère
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    I'm searching for the "my team" tab on the fpl site like some kind of drug addict. It'll take days to take off the habit.

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

      Haha, so true, lost...

    2. Pras United
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      You can still make transfers though to see what team you could have afforded with the money you had..

      I just made

      Ryan
      TAA Laporte Doherty
      Salah Mane Hazard Sterling
      Aguero Jimenez Long

      Yeah I think we need something else to do...

      1. tafrère
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Lmao.

      2. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        • 6 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Yeah, you just can't hit the make transfers button right?

        1. Pras United
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Correct

  19. NIKO.
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 4 days ago

    If he can stay injury free it will be interesting having a fully fit Harry Kane back next season. Feels like he was hardly an option all season apart from when I ripped my team up for his 2 pointer against Cardiff ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. tafrère
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Was a good Aguero replacement around GW15.

      1. NIKO.
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Can’t remember that far back mate but will be good to have him back and on form next season

    2. Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I don't know how he stays fully fit.. it feels like this happens every year now. But having him fit and some other firing heavy hitting forwards would be great I think

      1. Rotation's Alter Ego
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Bit early to say, but could we see a season where premium forwards are finally ditched by the majority?

        Kane struggled this season, and is developing a nasty injury reputation.
        Aguero is getting older, with a vast sea of talent around him always offering alternatives
        Lukaku looked off the pace when he wasn't sidelined.
        Jesus certainly wasn't an option this year

        Auba the only premium to make a good impression, and he even had some dodgy patches.

        Don't get me wrong they're all good players, but if our budgets are going to get pushed by premium defenders and impressive mids, it might be the forwards where we find the extra cash.

        1. Geoff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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          • 6 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Maybe someone big comes (Icari? I haven't been following rumours) and gives another option but it is tilting that way.

          Son, Sterling, Mane etc all playing so high up and defenders as wingers is definitely the trend now

          1. Rotation's Alter Ego
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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            • 7 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Icardi is keen to stay in Italy, seen him linked a few times with Juve, so sadly a dream move to Chelsea looks unlikely ๐Ÿ˜‰

            Dybala has been linked to United a bunch recently, and is linked with Chelsea every year. Quieter season for him, just 5 goals in comparison to his 22 last year in the league. Could be an interesting one.

            We hear it every year about how premium forwards are bad value (true), but it's that haul aspect that makes them so essential - Aguero, RVP, Henry, Rooney - we've seen it time and time again. Last season though, it was less so: Aguero still bagged a number of hattricks, but it's looking like the number of hauls will be going down rather than up, which immediately puts premium forwards at danger in our teams

            1. Geoff
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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              • 6 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              The other thing is that since Liverpool score so many goals but play with a striker who doesn't really score, our view of the way the FPL system works is skewed a bit. We've got it right for the current set up of players but imagine Pool had a player like Salah in the Firmino position and Firmino out wide! We'd have another nailed, high quality forward to compete in that high end bracket.

              Add to that United's terrible struggles and Chelsea's struggles to find a form striker and I think the trend could be reversed pretty easily with some specific changes from specific teams

              1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                • 7 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                True,but I can't see much changing!

                City, Liverpool, Arsenal and Spurs will be unlikely to change their front lines.

                Chelsea would like to, but with a potential transfer ban and Hazard almost certainly off, they're a bit of a question mark regarding potential

                United could be the unknown that shakes everything up. Saying there's a few problems there though would be an underestimate, which I think you might know ๐Ÿ˜‰

                1. pingissimus
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Half possible City will go big on getting in Kun’s heir? Be harsh on Jesus of course.

                  Jovic for instance?

                  1. Zenith UK
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    On the topic of Jovic, have you seen Rebic celebrating constantly before he even scores? Love the belief, cracks me up every time (on that note of Rebic, I'd love to see him in the Prem!).

      2. Amey
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Salah, Jota could be reclassified as strikers though ๐Ÿ˜‰
        Brand new Premium striker !

        1. Geoff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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          • 6 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          True, Jota more likely than Salah maybe.. Salah would mean Sterling too, would be a huge reclassification

          1. Amey
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Lol, we'd be facing major lack of big hitting Midfielders then ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
            Hazard also looking like moving to Madrid.
            I really hope he stays. Just love him as a player & fpl asset.

            1. Geoff
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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              • 6 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Yeah, same in a way.

              But also I'd love to see him at RM, playing RM football with a team of dynamic players. I always love watching great teams, in every sport, so for me having a nice concentration of world class players at RM again would be good

              1. Amey
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Yeah.
                Fair point.
                Wish United get their act together and ASAP ๐Ÿ™‚

          2. Zenith UK
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            I have to disagree with this. Liverpool play with a "False 9" as opposed to City who actually use an out and out striker in Aguero. Salah often goes up top too (such as when Liverpool switched to a 4-4-2 this weekend). I do think Salah should be reclassified as a forward but Sterling can remain as a midfielder.

            In regards to Kane given his injury I feel like the golden boot would have been his should these injuries have not kept occurring. I do also feel that Rashford (if given the starting role full time as a CF next season) could be a huge option

            1. Geoff
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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              • 6 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              I hope so on Rashford too!

              The thing is they look at average starting position in a formation more than I think you're taking into account. Despite Firmino playing in a false 9 (I agree, of course) Salah is still starting in the wide position of a front three.

              I'm not making a statement about what I think should happen at all! So if you're talking about what should happen or would be best, yeah I can see that argument. But in terms of what FPL will do I can't see Salah getting it and not Sterling.

              If Salah was a forward, would you put Mane as a forward too? I'd think you'd have to..

              1. Zenith UK
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Potentially could make the Mane argument. The reason I think it's more possible with Liverpool is because I can imagine their front 3 looking like this;

                Mane------------Salah
                --------Firminio---------

                As opposed to City's looking like;

                ---------Aguero------
                Sterling--------Bilva

                If that makes sense?

  20. datamunkey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Man, I just keep wandering back in here... nothing left to do! Best season ever, ML's won, what to do next; maybe check FFS and see what's happening, oooh, planning for next season. Is it enough? Boy this next week or two are going to be hard, why, why is it all over once again!?!

    Enjoy the summer all, here's to happy holidays, some sunshine and a few cold ones before we all go again ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. tafrère
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Feeling the same. Just enjoy the sun I guess.

    2. Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      You enjoy too!

      Beautiful weather.. go to a park and use FFS on mobile ๐Ÿ˜‰

  21. Jacky boy
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Any way I can still be in members ffs league next year without buying membership? Lol

    1. Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Come on, it's not even that expensive ๐Ÿ˜‰

      1. Jacky boy
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        It's really great and worth it. But for us iranians it really is expensive. I don't know how to explain the different money values.

        1. Geoff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Ah, fair enough

          1. Jacky boy
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Still will try to buy. Will see

  22. Pinball Wizard
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Well, oh well.. Finishing on 27k was not that bad... ๐Ÿ™‚

    I went ultra differential with Rashford (c) in the last round, to get a big boost in the end but, obviously, it didn't work out. Got 67 points and went from 29k to 27k so it was kind of frustrating.

    But this was by far my best season so I am very happy.

    Thank you all of you for giving great advice and having fun together. I hope to see you next year!

    Season Points Rank
    2016/17 1,938 936,224
    2017/18 2,102 481,900
    2018/19 2,341 27,077

    Improvement! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Jacky boy
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      2341 for me 2.

      1. Pinball Wizard
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        You are much better ranked than I am: 27,036!

        What is the undraw criteria? Is it alphabetical order?

        1. The 5% Team
          1 month, 4 days ago

          number of made transfers is one of criteria, less is better of course

    2. tafrère
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Great improvement indeed, congrats mate!

      1. Pinball Wizard
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        tks

  23. Geoff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Friendly reminder to upvote comments that you think are useful, that you think others should see.

    More people are using the 'Sort by Rating' function, which sorts by upvotes (essentially). Try it if you haven't. It's not hugely different on articles with few pages but when they get running to 10+ it's really helpful

    1. Pras United
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      As an everyday user of this sort by rating - I find that one of the flaws with it is if there is a trigger upvoter who upvotes every single comment he gets (yes I am talking about FPL Virgin), it gets a higher position than a single comment that got 3-4 upvotes for instance. The latter is probably more useful to a quick reader.

      1. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        • 6 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        You've got it mostly right, but with some other things added in.

        Every user has a weighting to their upvotes. Your 'reputation' (that's just what it's called on the backend) gets +1 every time you receive an upvote, and it's -1 for a downvote (which right now only mods can do that but they've been instructed not to).

        So if a user with a low reputation upvotes 4 replies but they have no/low reputation, it might only take 1 upvote from a higher reputation established user to overrule that and boost something else above it.

        These 'reputations' can be manually tweaked as well, by me only, and can be frozen or reset.

        1. Pras United
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Oh I see. That’s great!

          It works for the most part, which is why I find it a great way to catch-up on any important advice or banter ๐Ÿ˜€

          Thanks for everything mate!

          1. Geoff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Yeah, it's my default and it's the best way for mods to catch up and spot potential Hot Topics ๐Ÿ™‚

            1. Amey
              1 month, 4 days ago

              I didn't even know about this sort by thing ๐Ÿ˜€
              Nice to know. Thank you !

              1. Geoff
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                • 6 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                And vote too! I don't have enough upvotes on this page ๐Ÿ˜‰

                1. Amey
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Ha ha
                  This comment deserve an upvote ๐Ÿ˜›

              2. Zenith UK
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                ^ This, great feature to learn about (at the end of the season! lol :D)

  24. PascalCygan
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Going to sign off for a couple of months and try to decompress after an enjoyable but long old season.

    Thanks for your help on here, everyone. This was my first season as a regular on here, and it's been great. So thanks for your tips and, more importantly, for being good people!

    Enjoy your summers!

    1. Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Nice one, enjoy! See you again next season ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. Spoox777
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Enjoy your summer too ๐Ÿ™‚
      Good luck for next season.

  25. EMBOLOFAN
    1 month, 4 days ago

    anybody win any obscure nationa leagues this year? i managed to take azerbaijan

  26. Come on you Kante
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Please give a replacement for Pogba

    I have sterling, hazard and mane.

    Sun dream team

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      FA Cup is included? Maybe B. Silva

      Salah might also do well if affordable

      1. Come on you Kante
        1 month, 4 days ago

        The lad above me has b.silva and I’m 5 Pts behind

        1. Geoff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          KDB?

  27. FPL Pillars
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    How much do we reckon Digne will be next season?
    5.5 if we’re lucky but I got a feeling they’ll do 6.

    1. Spoox777
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I would guess 5.5. Don't see any Everton being 6.0

    2. Amey
      1 month, 4 days ago

      If he's 6 he'd be Out of reach with Doherty imo, which is really shame as they are literally wingers oop.

      I'm still getting over the fact that I've avoided Laporte for all season ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
      These attacking Defenders are new dimension to fpl & PL imo.
      I mean, Liverpool's Midfield is nowhere as creative as other big teams but Robbo & Taa are their attacking veins.
      Nice to see this though

      1. Spoox777
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Was Doherty 4.5 this season? He'll probably be 5.5 too. If he's 6.0 then don't see anyone picking him.

        1. Amey
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Yep.
          I have a sneaky feeling that Wolves are going to face second season syndrome next season. So, he may not be a great option anyway if that happens.
          Too many great Defenders to pick from.

          This is the best thing I've learned this season, old me would have never spent so much on Defenders

  28. Spoox777
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    The last quarter of the season was a disaster for me. Leading mini league since the end of August by around 80-90 points. Finished 2nd 90-odd points behind.

    I should have got rid of Lacazette & Kolasinac sooner. Got rid of Rashford & Pogba once United started losing. Bringing in Lindelhof just before he got dropped/injured was a mistake. I should have made more changes to freshen up my squad for the last 10-12 games.
    Not having Mane & Alexander-Arnold towards the end didn't help as my opponent had them both.

    Did anyone else here suffer the same & if so where did it go wrong? I'm interested to hear. Maybe I can learn some lessons for next season?

    1. Zenith UK
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      One of my honest lessons learned is don't pick your starting XI based on player value... Got burned too many times with the likes of Hayden (NEW) and Wan-Bissaka (CRY) on my bench because I had more expensive alternatives (playing difficult games) starting instead.

  29. spyda12001
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Where will Pulsic be priced to start right around 6.5 to 7.0? As a Yank it would be nice to see an American flourish in EPL and gain some marketability in the States. Donavan and Dempsey where close but we need a superstar!

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      1 month, 4 days ago

      8+

    2. Zenith UK
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      7.5 maybe higher (given he'll be playing for a top 6 team). Maybe more if Hazard departs?

    3. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Depends if anyone is signed - 7.5/8m I'd guess if nobody new comes in.

      The big problem with Pulisic is he ha been labelled as Hazard's replacement, which whilst fair in some senses is a big ask in others.

      His stats for take ons and dribbles are excellent - can't remember exact numbers but it's 9. something, just behind Hazard, which is no easy task.

      Hazard however, walks around with a 64% goal involvement rate at Chelsea, with 16 goals 15 assists. Pulisic - at Dortmund - has massively struggle in this regard and needs to show improvement.

      4 goals 3 assists (granted a small number of appearances in comparison to Haz) isn't really at a level that could replace Hazard - just 8% goal participation, though unlike Hazard this is for all goals for Dortmund, not just ones where's he's on the pitch (Haz total goal participation is at 49% if you take into account all goals instead of just ones with him on the pitch).

      It's possible he steps up, but might be another overhyped transfer.

      Then again, this has nothing to do with the original question. ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. spyda12001
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Completely unfair to be labeled as a Hazard replacement as there are few on any continent that could pull that off. I am hoping for success but I don't think he can be the one to drive that at Chelsea, he would need to feed off a player like Hazard at this stage in his career. Who wants to cheer for Chelsea anyways! ๐Ÿ™‚ As far as being overhyped and the transfer fee being too large those comments are inevitable but then again that fee was paid to purchase an American audience. I was comparing his starting price to were Richarlson started but I guess the difference is the team not the player so that makes sense.

        Thank you for the feedback!

        1. Rotation's Alter Ego
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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          • 7 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          If that ban is upheld - I hear thousands of rumours about it each day but we'll have to see - then he very much will have to be a Hazard replacement, even if he can't match him!

          He's young, quick and liked to take his man on directly, exactly the type of footballer I like to see.

          It's a nervy time to be a Chelsea fan, but it could be the start of something great!

          And yes, it was very much a buy with one and a half eyes on expanding into the American market ๐Ÿ˜‰