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What Man City’s FA Cup win means for FPL next season

There were a number of implications for Fantasy Premier League from Saturday’s FA Cup final win for Manchester City.

There were impacts on both Manchester United and Liverpool as well as Wolves as they prepare for the 2019/20 season.

Firstly, the victory for Manchester City ensured that Watford did not claim a place in European competition by winning the trophy for themselves.

Had the Hornets won the FA Cup they would have qualified for the Europa League.

However, their defeat ensured that Wolves will enter into the second qualifying round of the competition, which starts on July 25.

That will be their first foray in competitive continental action since 1980 and may have a huge impact on their pre-season plans, as well as their points potential in the early stages of 2019/20.

Burnley were the Premier League team whose season began in July last year and it was widely seen as a key reason why they struggled in the first few months domestically.

Unless Wolves significantly increase the size of their squad, balancing domestic and European competitions could prove difficult for them and impinge on their Fantasy assets, many of whom will have received price hikes after an impressive season.

The other knock-on effect of Watford’s defeat is that Manchester United have been spared entry into the Europa League at such an early stage.

Had the Hornets claimed that automatic spot in the group stages, the Red Devils would have been forced to start their campaign on July 25 instead, which might have caused them considerable problems ahead of the Premier League starting in August.

Finally, the fact that Manchester City have won both the league and FA Cup means that league runners-up Liverpool will be their opponents in the Community Shield next season.

Had Watford won the FA Cup, we would have been set for a rematch between the two sides, which would have arguably been less useful for Fantasy managers.

Given how much Manchester City and Liverpool have dominated Fantasy football this season, they are naturally going to be the key sides to weigh up ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.

Therefore, having a chance to see them both line up with probably full-strength sides will give us an excellent litmus test of whether their options are worth the money.

For example, not that many managers were invested in Sergio Aguero last summer but seeing how dominant Manchester City were in the Community Shield final alerted us to what he could offer – and led to him being highly-owned in the opening weeks of the campaign.

So that match always has the potential to be very informative for Fantasy managers ahead of the campaign, provided both teams put out their strongest teams.

Considering the rivalry between Manchester City and Liverpool over the last 12 months, we can now be fairly certain that Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp will give us just that.

148 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Duffy Dunk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 21 hours ago

    Having seen how complicated Burnley's early Europa involvement made the start of their PL season, I feel like avoiding all Wolves' players in the beginning.

    2nd qualifying round: 25/7 & 1/8
    3rd q.r.: 8/8 & 15/8
    Playoff r.: 22/8 & 29/8

    Gw1: 11/8
    Gw2: 18/8
    Gw3: 25/8
    Gw4: 1/9

    1. Thomas Jerome Newton
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      That's a good point, especially as Wolves have a comparitively small squad.

      1. el polako
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 19 hours ago

        And prices for them will not be as budget friendly next season.

    2. pingissimus
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      It’d seem so.

      But the parallel with Burnley isn’t exact. Wolves will presumably have more cash to spend than Burnley did - despite making their loans permanent. It wouldn’t surprise me if they followed last season’s model of getting players like Jonny and Jimmy in on loan.

      So their effective first team squad may expand but then again that may not be great fantasy news.

    3. _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 18 hours ago

      Hope they have poor Fixtures so I’m not tempted, certainly wise to avoid from the start

  2. Midlands Saint73
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    Kompany left City!

    1. Tommyg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      Legend and a true gentleman. Wish him all the best.

      1. Fantasy Gold
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 19 hours ago

        A true legend.

  3. Collie01
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 19 hours ago

    With Company gone, will next season be the season John Stones nails down a starting spot?

    1. Collie01
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      *Kompany - autocorrect

    2. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      Possibly. Personally think the treble this season plus the anti-City feeling from UEFA re a CL ban in 2020/21 will embolden the owners to go out and spend big to try to win everything next season.

      That means buying a LB, a CB and a DM.

      GK: Ederson, Bravo
      LB: Mendy, [New LB]
      RB: Walker, Danilo
      CB: Laporte, [New CB], Stones, Otamendi
      DM: Fernandinho, [New DM]
      CM: KDB, Silva, Foden, Gundogan
      RM: Bernardo, Mahrez
      LM: Sterling, Sane
      FW: Aguero, Jesus

      Delph, Kompany and Mangala will be allowed to leave.

      1. Fantasy Gold
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 19 hours ago

        I can’t believe Mangala is still there 😆

      2. Yank Revolution
        • 7 Years
        29 days, 12 hours ago

        Where's Zinchenko? Jesus may have to be sold.

        Anti City feeling? They consistently run afoul of the regulations yet never suffer consequential penalties

        1. diesel001
          • 2 Years
          29 days, 9 hours ago

          Zinchenko will be in the squad, but not in the main 23

      3. Trotskysbeenremoved
        24 days, 18 hours ago

        Zinchenko?

    3. Brosstan
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 18 hours ago

      He will never nail down a starting spot. They might try this year but he will fall through and be replaced next summer.

  4. TokyoRed 東京赤
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 19 hours ago

    Who the the exciting prospects coming up from the Championship? I haven’t watched a kick this year.

    1. Depldax
      29 days, 18 hours ago

      Emi Buendia! Norwich fan here.

      1. OnliRejv
        29 days, 10 hours ago

        Thats true mate. Today i looked first time how u play, and he is on my radar, i think he can be very good prospekt for small price. 🙂

  5. pingissimus
    29 days, 19 hours ago

    Given Liverpool must be looking at someone to back Robbo up, the left back market could be where it’s at this time. Who are the hot candidates?

    Is that the side Chilwell plays? He’d come at quite a price I’d guess.

    1. pingissimus
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      RF Diesel

    2. Fantasy Gold
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      Chilwell is too good to be backup

      1. pingissimus
        29 days, 19 hours ago

        Yep but this is Liverpool and City where most back ups are too good. It’s hard to see them move for an obvious squad player.

        1. Collie01
          • 1 Year
          29 days, 18 hours ago

          Think Chilwell could be number 1 ahead of Mendy. Liverpool could get more of a squad player for Robertson cover.

    3. Mysterion
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 18 hours ago

      Whoever backs him up will likely be getting only cup games for the most part so this lad could step up from U23s next season https://www.liverpoolfc.com/team/academy/player/adam-lewis

      1. pingissimus
        29 days, 18 hours ago

        Right you are. A new name to me but that could happen I guess.

        On a sort of related note I wonder what will happen with Wilson who has been tearing it up at Derby - he’s one of theirs no? Perhaps Liverpool will have a really quiet window and mostly promote from within.

        1. Mysterion
          • 1 Year
          29 days, 18 hours ago

          Yeah really hope he gets his chance... but if Derby do come up it'd suit all parties for him to stay on loan another year and get PL experience

      2. Marvinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 18 hours ago

        You beat me to it.

        1. Mysterion
          • 1 Year
          29 days, 18 hours ago

          😎

    4. Brosstan
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 18 hours ago

      There should be some rule about minimum playing time for players above a certain price. Its pathetic what clubs like City do with players like Mahrez who would be nailed starters in every team except City and Liverpool.

      I will absolutely hate it if Pool buy Chilwell. He could actually nail down a starting spot for City though.

      1. Mysterion
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 18 hours ago

        He'll probably be too expensive for Liverpool... attack is where the big ££ needs to be spent, quality depth needed to be able to rotate the front three

        1. Brosstan
          • 4 Years
          29 days, 18 hours ago

          It surprised me this season that Shaqiri wasnt able to fill that role. Really seemed like Klopp didnt trust him towards the end.

          1. Mysterion
            • 1 Year
            29 days, 18 hours ago

            Yeah hard to say what happened, could just have been that others like Divock were training better than him cause he was making the bench but not even making cameos... may have been something to do with this too https://twitter.com/BenDinnery/status/1107949766175084544

        2. pingissimus
          29 days, 18 hours ago

          I half wonder whether they might make a surprise move for Zaha. I think I read Klopp is apparently an admirer.

          It seems offbeat but if you regard both Mane and Mo has cf options then an extra wide man might have a role if he wants to change things up during a game. He’d. E a nice match for Mahrez at City as the 60 mill plus sub who never gets a game anyway.

          1. Marvinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            29 days, 18 hours ago

            God I hope not. I'd rather have Brandt who is apparently a possibility.

            1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
              • 2 Years
              29 days, 17 hours ago

              Brandt is absolutely not a winger though, and now Leverkusen have CL there's no release clause. I doubt he'll move.

              1. Marvinho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                29 days, 17 hours ago

                To be fair he played exclusively on the wing before he was moved into midfield this year. Also I hear release clauses aren't what they're made out to be anyway.

                1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
                  • 2 Years
                  29 days, 17 hours ago

                  I'm pretty sure he alao played in the middle occasionally, but playing as a winger doesn't really complement his strengths. It probably wouldn't be that hard for Liverpool to buy him to be fair, I imagine Leverkusen wouldn't say no to +£40 million pounds or so any day of the week

                  1. Marvinho
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    29 days, 16 hours ago

                    Yeah you're probably right. I'm pretty sure Klopp is a big fan of his, Salah was signed when we couldn't get Brandt last year I think.

      2. RedLightning
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        29 days, 16 hours ago

        There should be a rule against loaning out players to teams in the same division in my opinion.
        Clubs like Chelsea have often bought players that their rivals wanted, and then loaned them out to other PL teams so that they can play against Chelsea's rivals but not against Chelsea, thus giving Chelsea an unfair advantage.
        Other clubs may be guilty of doing the same thing, but I'm sure that in the PL Chelsea are the biggest culprits.

      3. MeatPieSausageRoll
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        You know we paid about 50m for Fred right?

    5. Marvinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 18 hours ago

      There is a chance that Adam Lewis could be promoted from the u23 side to provide cover for Robertson.

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 18 hours ago

        +1. Yup.

    6. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 18 hours ago

      Ryan Sessegnon has the talent to be very good IMO. Would be a good back up for Robbo.

      Cresswell at West Ham and Bertrand at Southampton are options.

    7. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 10 hours ago

      Ruben Vinagre or Ryan Sessegnon would be my picks. Need someone with potential, but with quality too.

    8. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Pep has already tapped Chilwell up, live on tv 😉

  6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 9 Years
    29 days, 18 hours ago

    Fun fact:

    - Sergio Aguero scored 54 of his 201 points this season in 3 games
    - By the power of maths we can therefore deduce that in the other 35 games of this season (of which he didn’t play in 5) he scored 147 points, or 4.9 PPG

    He’s an explosive little bugger isn’t he

    1. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 18 hours ago

      Had C and TC for all of those. Trust in Kun and he will reward.

      Or get lucky.

      1. Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 18 hours ago

        Actually I didn’t captain for the Chelsea game after the DGW hatty so that’s not even true.

        We’re talking DGW25 and Huddersfield along with that yeah?

  7. MeatPieSausageRoll
    29 days, 18 hours ago

    We should sign Kompany

    1. Marvinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 18 hours ago

      He has become player/manager at Anderlecht.

    2. Marvinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 18 hours ago

      Milenkovic from Fiorentina is an option at centre back for Utd apparently.

  8. DeadStar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 17 hours ago

    Morning all,

    I run my own little mini league for work colleagues and friends but after several years of doing the same thing I'm looking to try and freshen it up a little. I run a seperate head to head competition as part of it too. One big problem I have is that around half the league seem to give up in the second half of the season. Any ideas on things to do to keep it interesting? Anyone out there run anything interesting? Thanks in advance,

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 17 hours ago

      Manager of the month awards

      1. Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 16 hours ago

        Never works imo. As it dilutes the prize pool for small amounts nobody cares about.

        Who cares about MOTM for five quid for example ? Nobody. But it removes £50 for the winner.

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • 7 Years
          29 days, 14 hours ago

          Works for my league.

          Tenner entry. 20 players. £10 prize per month, £50 for the winner, £25 for 2nd, £15 for 3rd. Getting your money back isnt to be sniffed at.

          1. Ginkapo FPL
            • 7 Years
            29 days, 14 hours ago

            Plus I said out emails every month where I go through what has happened in actual football and in the fantasy league. Mostly I just take the piss out of Spurs.

          2. Flapjack ✅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            29 days, 13 hours ago

            I just don’t feel even £10 would motivate most my ML’s to try. Your league sounds really fun with the emails etc but I’m talking about standard work leagues.. it’d need to be substantially more than a Nando’s 😉

            1. Flapjack ✅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              29 days, 13 hours ago

              Say there’s a 1 in 20 chance at winning £10. It’s 50p of equity.

              I feel the bigger money at the top makes it more fun. Unless you go higher buy in to motivate and remove the people who don’t care. Personally I feel those guys are great.. hand you their cash in August and then do the same every year. It’s like an overlay in poker

              1. Ginkapo FPL
                • 7 Years
                29 days, 13 hours ago

                Depends why you run it. If its just to make money then sure the drop outs are great. But I run mine to encourage interaction between departments throughout the office. At the end of the day you get out what you put in, encouraging engagement by talking to everyone in your league is the easiest way to keep them engaged, its not about the prizes, its about the joy in defending your team.

    2. Duffy Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      Been trying to do so for 3 seasons but, as in your case, half or more of the managers stop caring around mid season.
      I think I won't bother trying to organize it with friends anymore, just play the game & join podcast leagues which remain focused throughout.

    3. Yank Revolution
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 12 hours ago

      The secret is signing up managers who actually care...cash incentive to not just the winner, but say, Top 3 or 5 also helps.

      1. DeadStar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        Cheers all. I think this comment is probably the most significant. Getting people who actually care enough to play all season.

    4. Goodbye Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      29 days, 3 hours ago

      In my mini league everyone can pick whatever team you like for the start of the season. Once Gameweek 1 has begun, we fill in a google docs spreadsheet listing all our players under each manager. For the whole rest of the season, you can only sign players that no one else has got.

      It’s almost like a draft league, but you can make as many transfers as you like, whenever you like, just so long as no one else already owns that player. In general, this has made our league really quite competitive and stops any templates forming as the season unfolds.

      It obviously stops you being competitive in the overall

      1. Goodbye Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        29 days, 3 hours ago

        game, but mini leagues are where the real joy/ real competition lies.

        I imagine this would only realistically work for smallish mini leagues, we only ever have 6-9 managers and it becomes really difficult to find players worth signing when everyone’s ‘active’.

        If you’re playing for cash, then having tiered prizes might help, even if it’s just second place pays nothing and last place pays double? If there’s a financial penalty for setting up ghost teams and doing nothing all season, then people might stay more involved.

  9. child of God
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 17 hours ago

    Will there be a fantasy game for the African cup of nations?

    1. YEAH PITCH!
      29 days, 17 hours ago

      Yes

      1. child of God
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 17 hours ago

        Great, any idea when it'll be launched

      2. melvinmbabazi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 8 hours ago

        Nice

  10. CloudSky
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 17 hours ago

    RP:

    Vincent Kompany has announced he is to return to Anderlecht to become their player-manager.

    Legend this guy. Can see him being an amazing manager. Has the intellectual capacity, feel for the game and experience at the big stage. Also looks to be an amazing motivator and great at man management.

    Wish him luck.

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 17 hours ago

      We might sign him at Barnet soon then.

    2. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 17 hours ago

      He's a dirty player. He's got in some absolutely horrid challenges on Vardy over the years

  11. Jafooli
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 17 hours ago

    He’s parted Kompany 😮

    https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/48325845

  12. Jacky boy
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 16 hours ago

    is Dean Henderson any good ?
    worth considering ?

  13. CostaCoffee
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 16 hours ago

    Any sites out there to see gw history in past season? Trying to prove to a mate that I got 200+ in that DGW in 16/17

    1. CostaCoffee
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 16 hours ago

      Past seasons*

    2. Numb
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 16 hours ago

      Don’t think you can. I think I did as well, Sanchez cpt and Aguero got a lot of points if that’s the one?

      1. tambourineman
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 16 hours ago

        Think that was DGW34 of 15/16
        https://fpldiscovery.wordpress.com/2016/04/21/1516-gw-34-final-results/

        It was most likely DGW37 of 16/17 when Sanchez, Kane and Jesus were heavy scorers, FPL Discovery have approx 1000 people with 200+ scores that week
        https://fpldiscovery.wordpress.com/2017/05/18/1617-gw-37-final-results/

        1. GanonTEK
          • 5 Years
          29 days, 14 hours ago

          I had 163pts that week.
          I ended the season on 39k. My best result ever.
          Got unlucky that I didn't beat 39k this season. Final 2 weeks knocked me down 25k places or so. Ended on 66k.
          Pretty happy with the year overall though.

    3. XabiAlonso
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 16 hours ago

      Not sure about that but I took a screen shot of mine which was 186 that dgw

    4. Liber
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 16 hours ago

      I got 199 that year https://ibb.co/wz2BTfT

      1. Mysterion
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 14 hours ago

        Backstabbiadini... https://streamable.com/5zjaj

    5. Amey
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      Hopefully there is a way. I got 210 too in gw 37 Thanks to Sanchez & Kane brilliance

    6. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 13 hours ago

      Measly 181

      1. RedLightning
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        29 days, 8 hours ago

        I only got 157, with only a little help from my Bench Boost, but my OR rose from 475k to 276k.
        Captain Sanchez (27*2), Kane (31) and Ozil (15) were my only players to get double figure returns.

        Those who also owned the likes of Azpilicueta (20), Coutinho (19), Son (19), Jesus (19) and Giroud (18) and triple captained Sanchez would have scored rather more.

  14. Game Over
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 14 hours ago

    I know this has been mentioned before but what are your price predictions for;

    TAA
    Robbo
    VVD
    Laporte
    Digne
    Chillwell

    Sterling
    Mane

    Thanks

    1. Miniboss
      29 days, 14 hours ago

      6.5
      7.0
      6.5
      6.5
      6.0
      5.0

      12.0
      11.0

    2. GanonTEK
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 14 hours ago

      6.5
      7
      7
      7
      6
      5.5

      11.5
      10.5

    3. Gringo Kid
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 14 hours ago

      7.0
      7.5
      7.5
      6.5
      6.0
      5.5

      12.0
      11.0

      1. Game Over
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 14 hours ago

        cheers all

        still good value, perhaps

    4. King Kohli
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 14 hours ago

      7
      7
      7
      6.5
      6
      5

      12
      11.5

    5. Duffy Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 14 hours ago

      7
      7.5
      7
      7
      6.5
      5.5
      12.5
      12

      1000000

    6. _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 14 hours ago

      6.5m
      7m
      Can’t decide, may sneak in at 6.5m
      6.5m
      5.5m
      5m

      12m
      11.5m

    7. 32chickens
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 13 hours ago

      Thanks
      Will be be top price forward newcomer at 12.5

  15. King Kohli
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 14 hours ago

    1. Apparently, rumors are Madrid have offered Kroos + 44m£ for Pogba.

    Who do you think gets the better deal?

    2. Where do you see Gareth Bale playing next season?

    1. pingissimus
      29 days, 14 hours ago

      What money is Bale on? Something insane I’d imagine. United?

      1. Marvinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 14 hours ago

        £350,000 per week after tax is what I've heard.

    2. Andy'81
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 14 hours ago

      The one who doesn't end up with Pogba and Madrid.

    3. Marvinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 14 hours ago

      2. Certainly not Madrid. Zidane doesn't rate him at all it seems. He still hasn't learned Spanish either apparently.

      1. Mysterion
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 14 hours ago

        https://youtu.be/PioZXlTkK5E it's not great but it's still light years ahead of https://youtu.be/I8TqsgPBuwc 😀

        1. Marvinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          29 days, 14 hours ago

          I stand corrected. Also thanks for reminding me of Dave's finest hour. Classic.

    4. _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 14 hours ago

      Madrid by far, Kroos is declining fast.

    5. Yank Revolution
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 12 hours ago

      Bale to United makes a bunch of sense to me, may need a weekly pay cut though.

      1. Marvinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 12 hours ago

        If they can offload Sanchez that'll free up some funds from the wage bill.

    6. Yog Sorloth Is The Gate
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Bale will be playing at St Andrews

  16. Guti14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 14 hours ago

    Fair play Jimenez getting a lot of plaudits for FPL player of the season, but what about Aaron Wan Bissaka? Started off at £4.0 and has been an absolute bargain/enabler all season. Don't see how you can beat him from an FPL perspective

    1. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 13 hours ago

      TAA for me.

      I wish I could find the argument that exploded on here around September/October time where people thought Robbo was the clear superior pick.

      He proved incredible value and what a finish to the season.. never seen anything like that from a defender.. ever

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        29 days, 12 hours ago

        i recall specifically saying that if you only have 1 attacker than 2 liverpool defenders are essential and you took issue with it. cant remember exactly when that was

        1. Flapjack ✅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          29 days, 9 hours ago

          I do recall. I think my opinion was I preferred to go Ederson or Laporte instead of Robbo or Allison. Pretty even in the end but ill admit I wish I had TAA, Robbo AND Laporte

    2. Amey
      29 days, 12 hours ago

      Robbo for me
      Nailed + Not Injury prone + creative+bps magnet too

      Although, Taa surpassed him in last 5/6 gw's. Thankfully i had Taa Robbo for last 5 gw's after WC.

  17. CloudSky
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 13 hours ago

    Zizou on Bale.

    “I have counted on other players in more in recent weeks, and if I had a fourth substitute today I would not have brought him on.

    1. Amey
      29 days, 12 hours ago

      😮
      Hopefully United won't fall for this trap !!

  18. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    29 days, 13 hours ago

    At least the Community Shield will be of use next season.

    1. Numb
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      City vs City Reserves?

  19. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 13 hours ago

    Evening

    If anyone would like to join in on a livestream pod discussing the season just gone, then simply head over to youtube.com/elitefplpodcast

    Cheers for the support

    1. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 13 hours ago

      At 5pm

    2. YEAH PITCH!
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Have a watch everyone.

  20. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    EFL Championship 2018/19
    Sheffield United #SUFC
    Goals: Sharp - 23
    Apps: Henderson - 46
    Assists: Fleck - 10
    Shots on target: McGoldrick - 45
    Comp. passes: Norwood - 2450
    Interceptions: Norwood - 74
    Succ Dribbles: Fleck - 59
    Clearances: Egan - 258
    Blocks: Stevens - 101

    1. Chenku╰☆╮
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Cheers would have helped if you had the positions of the players to.. but v helpful.

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        29 days, 10 hours ago

        Sharp CF
        Henderson GK
        Fleck CM
        McGoldrick CF
        Norwood CM
        Egan CB
        Stevens LM, FPL position could be defender.

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 8 hours ago

      How sh1t are you,
      You've signed Billy Sharp!

  21. petergriff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    29 days, 9 hours ago

    Does anyone know where I can get a data table with players points per GW from this season? Without having to export them manually?

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 8 hours ago

      You need to export the data weekly

  22. Bad Kompany
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 9 hours ago

    I looked into how goalkeeper rotation did (home and away) vs just having a set and forget gk. Didn't include any combos that would include a gk from the top 6.

    Order from most points to least points (by team since some had more than one gk play for them):
    Cardiff (154)
    Bournemouth and Palace (153)
    Palace (149)
    West Ham (143)
    Leicester and Wolves (132)
    Newcastle (131)
    Brighton and Newcastle (130)
    Cardiff and Watford (130)
    Watford (129)
    Burnley and Huddersfield (129)
    Burnley (127)
    Wolves (125)
    Southampton and West Ham (123)
    Southampton (122)
    Leicester (120)
    Brighton (119)
    Bournemouth (118)
    Huddersfield (110)

    Average points from rotating two: 133
    Average points from just 1: 129

    So rotating home and away does not seem to be worth it.

    I also looked at how rotating two gks to avoid the top 6 would do, even though it meant not having as many home games.

    I looked at rotating palace and newcastle. I tried to pick who I'd pick before the gw and not just whoever scored more points.
    This ended up getting 186 points, much more than any of the others and even more than Alisson.

    The reason it did so well is because their opponent has a much bigger effect on how many points they score than home and away.

    The 12 teams that I looked at averaged:
    3.84 vs non top 6 at home
    3.68 vs non top 6 away
    2.61 vs top 6 at home
    2.56 vs top 6 away

    What goalkeepers are you thinking of getting next year? Are you going to get a premium one? A cheap set and forget? Rotate home and away? Or rotate two trying to avoid the top 6?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 8 hours ago

      Thinking Pickford set and forget (and Lossl if signs for Everton) but depends on signings and fixtures

    2. Duffy Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 8 hours ago

      Had started 17/18 with DDG and it was going well.. until I downgraded to 4.5 and it turned bad.
      This season I started with Pickford who wasn't doing well, leading once again to go for 4.5s rotation which went bad again.
      I feel like going Ederson set & forget, even if he costs 6.
      If I don't change my mind, it'll probably be
      Ederson + 4.0
      Robbo Laporte TAA Digne Pereira

    3. pingissimus
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      Good work

      Guaita and Dubravka could work nicely next season too you’d imagine if Rafa is still in place. That’s two sides who can defend and will get a decent number of cs. But I’d imagine they’d come in not much cheaper than Allison/Ederson and 4.0.

      I’m being tempted by Ederson as a comparatively budget way into City defence and reckon I won’t often want more than 2 City outplayers - but that depends a bit on Laporte pricing.

      I’m surely missing something here as most are set on budget options. But didnt gks dominate value for season stats? Doesn’t that make them a target for quality?

    4. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 22 hours ago

      Probably Fabianski set and forget.

      Used Lascelles and AWB for a defensive rotation on the basis that you want to avoid Top 6 teams. Will look for something similar again.

      1. diesel001
        • 2 Years
        28 days, 21 hours ago

        This season you need a rotation that avoids the Top 6 + Everton + Leicester.

        Under Puel, Leicester were okay to get CS against. But since Rodgers has arrived they score a lot more goals.

  23. Stevie B
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 8 hours ago

    Is an overall rank of 47,353 very bad? I am really disappointed and frustrated. Last year I had an overall rank of 8,602.

    But you also need a lot of luck with this game. For example Luke Shaw seemed a good alternative for the last two games against Huddersfield and Cardiff. However he got only a single point from these two games.

    1. RedLightning
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 8 hours ago

      Fixtures are little use without any form.
      United had the fixtures but very poor form and were also likely to rotate, so I would never have gone for Luke Shaw.

      Finishing top 10k every season is not easy - very few achieve it.
      47,353 may not be brilliant, but it certainly isn't very bad.

    2. RedLightning
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 7 hours ago

      See FPL-Virgin's Community Article, or some of FPL-General's articles if you want to see what a bad season looks like.

    3. Brosstan
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 7 hours ago

      The difference between rank 8k and 50k is very likely insignificant and mostly explained by random variance.

    4. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      And your previous 6 years?

      1. Stevie B
        • 8 Years
        29 days, 4 hours ago

        Season 2011/12: overall rank 11,631.
        Season 2012/13: overall rank 96,318
        Season 2013/14: overall rank 65,310
        Season 2014/15: overall rank 28,611
        Season 2015/16: overall rank 209,168 (I was long time in the hospital and was unable to made transfers).
        Season 2016/17: overall rank 96,442
        Season 2017/18: overall rank 8,602
        Season 2018/19: overall rank 47,353

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          29 days, 3 hours ago

          Treat the 47K like the 28K.

  24. MeatPieSausageRoll
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    Mbappe sounding like he’s angling for a move in his player of the year acceptance speech. Either that or better terms on a PSG contract. One to watch.

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      No chance he's going to 'we' so take a cold shower or think of Sanchez

      1. MeatPieSausageRoll
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Haha, agreed unfortunately! Just thought it was still interesting from a more general point of view. Can’t really see where he’d go tbh - Barcelona have Griezman lined up, Madrid already have Jovic, with Hazard lined up. City already in trouble. Got to be contract talk.

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          😯 You startled me! I wasn't expecting a reply until tomorrow

          1. MeatPieSausageRoll
            29 days, 6 hours ago

            It is tomorrow here! 😀

      2. MeatPieSausageRoll
        29 days, 5 hours ago

        Tbf though Pogba is French and their a French club. Maybe a straight swap.

  25. pingissimus
    28 days, 23 hours ago

    Curious for views on Everton and defence. What changed so that they became cs kings? Is it sustainable next season?

    I may have this wrong but my memory is that Silva actually managed to make Hull’s defensive record worse when he was there and likewise Watford were leaky in his time.

    1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      Silva is just really really bad at defending set-pieces, it's where his PL teams conceded the most goals

      1. pingissimus
        28 days, 21 hours ago

        That was what I thought. But what went right in that run at the end of the season? Was there a shift in tactics? Or was it that his players simply got used to his system?

        He seems a hard manager to judge if only because he’s moved on so quickly. My instinct for non prime defenders is to back a manager - both Roy and Rafa would seem likely to produce consistent defensive returns if you’re looking at cs and not just flying wing backs.