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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
    1 month, 29 days 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
      1 month, 29 days ago

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

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

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

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 29 days 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
      1 month, 28 days ago

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

  2. Midlands Saint73
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Kompany left City!

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

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

      1. Fantasy Gold
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        A true legend.

  3. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

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

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      *Kompany - autocorrect

    2. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days 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
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I can’t believe Mangala is still there 😆

      2. Yank Revolution
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days 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
          1 month, 28 days ago

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

      3. Trotskysbeenremoved
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Zinchenko?

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days 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
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

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

    1. Depldax
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Emi Buendia! Norwich fan here.

      1. OnliRejv
          1 month, 28 days 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. 🙂

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 29 days 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
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 29 days ago

        RF Diesel

      2. Fantasy Gold
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Chilwell is too good to be backup

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 29 days 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
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 29 days 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
        1 month, 29 days 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
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 29 days 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
            1 month, 28 days 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. Marvin OBE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          You beat me to it.

          1. Mysterion
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 28 days ago

            😎

      4. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days 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
          1 month, 29 days 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
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days 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
              1 month, 28 days 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
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 28 days 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. Marvin OBE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

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

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

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

                1. Marvin OBE
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 28 days 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
                    1 month, 28 days 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. Marvin OBE
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 28 days 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 - Top 10k Any …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 28 days 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
            1 month, 28 days ago

            You know we paid about 50m for Fred right?

        4. Marvin OBE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days 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
            1 month, 28 days ago

            +1. Yup.

        5. diesel001
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days 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.

        6. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

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

        7. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Pep has already tapped Chilwell up, live on tv 😉

      5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days 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
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days 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
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 29 days 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?

      6. MeatPieSausageRoll
          1 month, 28 days ago

          We should sign Kompany

          1. Marvin OBE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            He has become player/manager at Anderlecht.

          2. Marvin OBE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

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

        • DeadStar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 28 days 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
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Manager of the month awards

            1. Flapjack ✅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 28 days 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
                1 month, 28 days 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
                  1 month, 28 days 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
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 28 days 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
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 28 days 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
                      1 month, 28 days 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
            1 month, 28 days 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
            1 month, 28 days 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
              1 month, 28 days 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
            1 month, 28 days 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
              1 month, 28 days 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.

        • child of God
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

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

          1. YEAH PITCH!
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Yes

              1. child of God
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Great, any idea when it'll be launched

              2. melvinmbabazi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Nice

          2. CloudSky
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 28 days 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
              1 month, 28 days ago

              We might sign him at Barnet soon then.

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

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

          3. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            He’s parted Kompany 😮

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

          4. Jacky boy
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            is Dean Henderson any good ?
            worth considering ?

          5. CostaCoffee
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 28 days 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
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Past seasons*

            2. Numb
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 28 days 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
                1 month, 28 days 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
                  1 month, 28 days 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
              1 month, 28 days ago

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

            4. Liber
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

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

              1. Mysterion
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 28 days ago

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

            5. Amey
                1 month, 28 days ago

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

              • TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Measly 181

                1. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 28 days 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.

            6. Game Over
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 28 days 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
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 28 days ago

                6.5
                7.0
                6.5
                6.5
                6.0
                5.0

                12.0
                11.0

              2. GanonTEK
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                6.5
                7
                7
                7
                6
                5.5

                11.5
                10.5

              3. Gringo Kid
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 28 days ago

                7.0
                7.5
                7.5
                6.5
                6.0
                5.5

                12.0
                11.0

                1. Game Over
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  cheers all

                  still good value, perhaps

              4. King Kohli
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                7
                7
                7
                6.5
                6
                5

                12
                11.5

              5. Duffy Dunk
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                7
                7.5
                7
                7
                6.5
                5.5
                12.5
                12

                1000000

              6. _sidney_will
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 28 days 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
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Thanks
                Will be be top price forward newcomer at 12.5

            7. King Kohli
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 28 days 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
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 28 days ago

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

                1. Marvin OBE
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

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

              2. Andy'81
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 28 days ago

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

              3. Marvin OBE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 28 days 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
                  1 month, 28 days ago

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

                  1. Marvin OBE
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

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

              4. _sidney_will
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Madrid by far, Kroos is declining fast.

              5. Yank Revolution
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

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

                1. Marvin OBE
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

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

              6. Yog Sorloth Is The Gate
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Bale will be playing at St Andrews

            8. Guti14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 28 days 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
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 28 days 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
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 28 days 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
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 28 days 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
                  1 month, 28 days 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.

              3. CloudSky
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 28 days 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
                    1 month, 28 days ago

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

                2. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

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

                  1. Numb
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    City vs City Reserves?

                3. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 28 days 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
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    At 5pm

                  2. YEAH PITCH!
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Have a watch everyone.

                  3. Flapjack ✅
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 28 days 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
                      1 month, 28 days ago

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

                      1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 28 days 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
                      1 month, 28 days ago

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

                  4. petergriff
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 28 days 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
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      You need to export the data weekly

                  5. Bad Kompany
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 28 days 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
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 28 days 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
                      1 month, 28 days 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
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 28 days 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
                      1 month, 28 days 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
                        1 month, 28 days 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.

                  6. Stevie B
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 28 days 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 - Top 10k Any …
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 28 days 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 - Top 10k Any …
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 28 days 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
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 28 days 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
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      And your previous 6 years?

                      1. Stevie B
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 28 days 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™ - bcvy39
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          Treat the 47K like the 28K.

                  7. MeatPieSausageRoll
                      1 month, 28 days 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
                        1 month, 28 days ago

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

                        1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                            1 month, 28 days 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
                              1 month, 28 days ago

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

                              1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                                  1 month, 28 days ago

                                  It is tomorrow here! 😀

                            2. MeatPieSausageRoll
                                1 month, 28 days ago

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

                          • pingissimus
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            1 month, 28 days 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
                              1 month, 28 days ago

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

                              1. pingissimus
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                1 month, 28 days 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.