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The Complete Guide to Our FPL Gameweek 2 Tips and Advice

Isn’t it great to be back? After a long summer deliberating over our teams, FPL returned with a bang last week.

Anything you can do, I can do better.

Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) predictably added to the 562 points he’s amassed in the past two seasons with a goal and an assist at home to Norwich on Friday night. Not to be outdone, premium-assets Raheem Sterling (£12.1m) and Harry Kane (£11.0m) both surpassed his 12-point haul collecting 20 and 13 points respectively on Saturday.

It promises to be an exciting season if those three can hit the heights expected of them. And let’s not forget Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) who opened his account with a goal away to Newcastle. The Gabon international currently sits second in our Captain Poll for Gameweek 2, just over 17% of the 12,000+ managers who voted picked the Arsenal forward. 

Last week’s runaway-favourite Salah is once again the popular choice for the armband. However it’s a decision that has been complicated by Liverpool’s extra-time win in the UEFA Super Cup in midweek, with the Egyptian playing all 120 minutes.

In addition, as Joe highlighted on the Gameweek 2 Captaincy video, Salah only managed two shots against Norwich. To help you make up your mind, Captain Sensible himself, David, delves into the members’ stats before making his recommendation in the captaincy article

We have a deadline of Saturday 11:30 BST for Gameweek 2. Still time to ponder those potential transfers. However, for many who enjoyed a good start, banking a transfer seems the most sensible option. 

Luke made a compelling case for saving a transfer on the Scoutcast, principally because you gain flexibility for Gameweek 3. Although even if you didn’t get off to a great start – don’t panic! FPL Heisenberg offered words of comfort to those who feel disappointed with their Gameweek 1 scores:

“There is plenty of time left. Don’t focus on the number of points you have right now, look at your squad and see if you’re in good shape for the next few Gameweeks. If your squad is fine, save your transfer. If you have issues, then sort them. Whatever you do, just remember – do not panic!”

Similarly, for managers considering selling Bournemouth assets, TheFantasyFreak is not in favour of jumping ship just yet:

“The likes of Wilson, King and Fraser are proven FPL assets and I don’t think one poor game makes them into a bad pick overnight. Aston Villa conceded the highest number of goal attempts and shots inside the box last week so I think it might be slightly premature to bin off your Bournemouth attackers.”

But ultimately it’s your team. As the FPL General noted in his opinion piece: 

“Only you can know what is right for your squad. Don’t bank just because others are saying it’s the best play.”

Neale (aka Skonto Rigga) has been rounding up the latest team news – the headline is the emerging goalkeeper crisis at Liverpool. With first-choice shot-stopper Alisson set to be “out for a while” after suffering a calf injury against Norwich, his replacement Adrian then picked up an ankle knock in the celebrations following Liverpool’s UEFA Super Cup win. The Spaniard is now a doubt for the trip to Southampton. 

Before the news of Adrian’s injury, David was already questioning the wisdom of doubling-up on Liverpool defenders. Are they still a reliable source of clean sheets? 

However it’s Trent Alexander-Arnold’s attacking prowess that sees him selected in this weeks’ Scout Picks. Despite conceding, the right-back was top for key passes and big chances created at Anfield on Friday night.

One of the main talking points from last weekend was the omission from the Manchester City starting line-up of Bernardo Silva (£8.0m). Teammate Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m) was the beneficiary. Seizing his opportunity with both hands, the Algerian contributed three assists in City’s 5-0 win. 

With an ownership of just 3.7%, Mahrez is one of the three players highlighted by Ash (aka FPLHints) in this week’s differentials article. But will the City winger be a victim of Pep Roulette?

Bøwstring The Carp aimed to improve our understanding of Guardiola’s thinking with three insightful articles. In the first, he looked at Guardiola’s background and his influences as a manager. In the second article, he examined the ideas behind Manchester City’s attack. And in the final article he analysed how they defend out of possession

City’s local rivals United featured uppermost in FPLDave‘s thoughts as he reflected on Gameweek 1. Playing as a number 9 but listed in FPL as a midfielder, should we be getting excited about Martial?

Ahead of Gameweek 2, G-Whizz brought us his regular DS stats, fixtures and clean sheet odds – Arsenal, Liverpool, and Manchester City are predicted to do well. 

Greyhead is back with a brand new season of The Great and The Good, revealing a celebrity line-up to rival Strictly Come Dancing. Everyone’s favourite dad-dancer Mark Sutherns returns for the second series and is joined by newcomers including the sparkling Jules Breach and the aptly-named FFS Community Manager Geoff Dance

Geoff, who finished in the top 50 overall in 2016/17, added a touch of glamour to the Official FPL Podcast in midweek. To quote Len Goodman, watch out for this FPL guru “flying across the dancefloor like a rampant crab”.

Over the summer, Geoff also demonstrated his prowess in real football with a belter of a goal in the Fantasy Football Scout Charity Cup. The third iteration of the tournament, in which FFS users get-together to raise money for charity, has so far collected over £600 for the Stroke Association. Further donations are welcome.

Ógie noticed – and it won’t have escaped Greyhead’s attention either – that you are no longer able to see the team value or the amount of transfers made by other managers. An improvement that has largely been welcomed by FFS managers. 

For Scandinavians and hardcore fantasy managers who’ve been with us throughout the summer, Meltens previewed Gameweek 20 in Fantasy Allsvenskan and began a hot topic discussing plans for the week ahead. 

Meanwhile TallestJohn set the scene for Gameweek 17 in Eliteserien Fantasy. Keep reading for updates on the respective FFS mini-leagues.

Finally a technical note for FFS members who may have experienced problems, the solution for the time being is to whitelisting FFS with your adblocker. The heatmaps, for example, should work if you turn off the adblock.

To view all our discussions please visit our Hot Topics page, and if you’ve got some analysis, scout reports or features brewing, be sure to visit our community section to submit your article.

If you’re a member and are yet to get to grips with the custom statistics tables, you can view this movie for an explanation of how they work. Also, remember to tag them so that people can find the tables with ease.

COMMUNITY TOURNAMENTS

Mark Fisk is the early leader in our Fantasy Football Scout mini-league with 124 points after playing his Bench Boost. He is 283rd overall. This is Mark’s ninth season, his previous best finish is 34k. There are currently 41,065 managers participating in the Fantasy Football Scout mini-league, to join them enter code ooyz44 in your Leagues’ section on the FPL site. 

Jill Lees was quickest out of the blocks in our FFS Members mini-league with 112 points. Jill achieved her impressive points total without playing a chip, the only player to blank in her starting eleven was Ayoze Pérez (£6.5m). Jill is 4,402nd overall in only her second FPL season. The code to join the FFS Members League can be found on the Members page

In the seventh edition of TorresMagic’s Last Man Standing the safety score for Gameweek 1 was 66, this saw 219 managers fall at the first hurdle. 3,748 teams are through to Gameweek 2, when the threshold for elimination remains at 5%.

It is possible to enter the competition up until Gameweek 22 using the code bcvy39, however you must pass all the previous safety scores to qualify. Aside from bragging rights, the winner will receive a free Fantasy Football Scout Membership for the 2020/21 season.

The lead in the FFS Mods & Cons mini-league is shared by Ted Maw (aka Rotation’s Alter Ego) and Richard Beach (aka RedLightning), who both have 94 points. Ted starts the season as the reigning champion in the Mods and Cons after overtaking Mark Sutherns on a dramatic final day. Current joint-leader Richard is in his 11th season and has two previous top 4k finishes.

Joining the Mods and Cons league for the first time is John Pritchard (aka fclackless). John gains special entry after beating the Scout Picks by the biggest margin last season: 33 points (77 to 44) in Gameweek 10.

Sam Hopkins is the early pacesetter in RedLightning’s Top 10k Any Season mini-league with 122 points after captaining Sterling. Sterling’s hat-trick helped Sam to 463rd place overall. This is his ninth FPL season, with a previous best finish of 8,999. Managers with a top 10k rank in their season history may join the league using the code m0tq9y.

In Chaballer’s Top 1,000 HoF League Phil Olorenshaw is off to a flying start after he Triple Captained Salah. His 105 points also included double-digit contributions from both Sterling and Kane. This is Phil’s eighth season playing FPL and he has four top 10k end-of-season ranks, his best being 234 overall in the 2014/15 season. 

The number-one ranked manager in 2014/15 was Simon March (aka Dufflinks). Simon is running an exclusive mini-league called the FPL Champions League (aka Top 1 Any Season), a mini-league so exclusive that entry is only granted to former FPL winners!

The leader after Gameweek 1 is 2016/17 champion Ben Crabtree. Everton-fan Ben, who famously doesn’t pick Liverpool players, enjoyed a good start as both Sterling and Kane outscored Salah in the opening Gameweek. 

A total of 5,983 managers entered the FFS Head-to-Head Leagues, which are being run by Mark Reynolds (aka MIR) with support from Geoff, Mat (aka matzi11a), and Chris Atkinson (aka RMT’s Professor). There will be 300 leagues spread across 8 divisions with promotion and relegation taking place at the end of the season. 

In the FFS Eliteserien mini-league the leader going into Gameweek 18 is Svein Johansen with 1,189 points. Svein deployed his Rich Uncle chip in Gameweek 17 to make the most of a Double Gameweek. The Rich Uncle chip is similar to the Free Hit chip but gives managers an unlimited budget for one Gameweek only. 

Luke Dyer is in second place 16 points behind Svien, with Thomas Wickstrøm in third. Svein is currently fourth overall just 17 points behind new overall leader Håvard Gustad. 

In neighbouring Sweden, Daniel Sebestyen held onto his lead in the FFS Allsvenskan mini-league with Simon Eriksson 33 points behind in second place, and Niklas Tysander a further 16 points back in third. All three managers captained 51.3%-owned Muamer Tankovic (9.5m kr) who rewarded their faith with a goal.

Daniel is now 18 points off the overall lead despite slipping one place to fourth. 

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2,956 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Start
    A) Barkley
    B) Lundstram

    Thanks

    1. AFCB2019
        10 months, 27 days ago

        Barkley

    2. umerlfc
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Trossard owners keeping?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        Yes - should start this week

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 27 days ago

        Swap formation to 6.0 defender? But next week ...

      3. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        Will start and score imo (non owner)

        1. Chenku╰☆╮
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          Deluded.

          1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            I said imo, I think we are all entitled to an opinion without being called deluded mate. Learn some respect

            1. Qaiss
              • 4 Years
              10 months, 27 days ago

              It's because he sold him, lol. Hope he starts and scores a brace now 😀

              1. Here Comes The Son ★
                • 2 Years
                10 months, 27 days ago

                Ah, that explains it.

    3. sunzip14
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Help me start 2 from the following 4, please:

      a) Diop
      b) Montoya
      c) Barkley
      d) Rico

      1. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        B and C

      2. AFCB2019
          10 months, 27 days ago

          B and C

      3. Net Gains
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        How long do you think Lampard will last at Chelsea? I say about six months, and that’s even with the excuse of the transfer ban in his defense.

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          You underestimate him.

        2. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          3 seasons

        3. SADIO SANÉ
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          at least 18

        4. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 27 days ago

          Played well in Super Cup with Kante in

          1. Das Boot
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            Aye, they did that, also played well against United for 60 mins, I fancy them to win today and go on a run tbh

        5. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          Why? Chelsea have been decent under him

          1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            I say atleast 2 seasons

        6. Mambino
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          I think he's going to make it as a top manager. I'm a united fan too

        7. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          I think they will have a good season

          1. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            So to answer your question - As long as he wants

        8. DAZZ
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          Considering his circumstances 6 months is harsh, i think 2 seasons at least

        9. Cilly Bonnolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          What are you basing this on? They've been decent in the two games they've played this last week.

      4. Here Comes The Son ★
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        For some reason I'm not worried about Trossard at all. I really think he'll start today and get something. Maybe I'm deluded.

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          I also share in this delusion

        2. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 27 days ago

          Maybe you are not

        3. DeadStar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          I weakened last night. I moved him out for McGinn. I'll admit price changes played a part - he's potentially dropping, McGinn got a rise. I'm just not sure it's worth the risk this early on. I still hope he does well and I get to buy him back at some point as not many others I know personally went for him.

          1. Here Comes The Son ★
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            Damn.. I didn't know McGinn got a rise 🙁 Could be a good move medium / long term mate. Just hoping I get something before I get rid in GW4

            1. DeadStar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              10 months, 27 days ago

              Even at £5.6m he could be a good one for the most the season. It does get a bit low on options for mids under £6m. Also while I still have my WC i'm happy to make moves like that.

              Rule number one of fantasy football - pick players you know will start 🙂

        4. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          See my reply above, before you posted this

        5. Chenku╰☆╮
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          i agree you are deluded.

        6. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          Only an idiot would change a side that just won 3 0 ...that doesn't mean to say the manager is not an idiot. No one can really complain if he doesn't start though

          1. Here Comes The Son ★
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            Two record signings. One doesn't start, the other gets about 20 minutes. Don't see the point of these signings if he's not gonna play them.

          2. DAZZ
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            exactly no need to fix if it isn’t broken, 3-0 away to watford is impressive the same team deserves to start

          3. Whiskerz
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            You're simplifying it too much. The two games are entirely different. Calling a decision to change players or tactics in a situation under the effect of so many variables is, in itself, idiotic.

      5. Chelseaaaa
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        Who should I start (choose 3)

        - Kane (vs Man city)
        - Rashford (vs Wolves)
        - Haller (vs Brighton)
        - Pepe (vs Burnley)

        1. Nigel Knows
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 27 days ago

          Haller (bench)

          1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            Might regret this massively

        2. Sanchit
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          All 4!

        3. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          Start all 4, who are your other 8 starters currently?

        4. LangerznMash
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          How have you got in this situation where you need to bench such a high value player?

          1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            Probably sacrificed having 2 premiums

      6. Nigel Knows
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 27 days ago

        Finish this sentence.

        This week Jamie Jackson says..........

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          Sterling is benched

        2. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 27 days ago

          I am retired

        3. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          "You are all suckkers for taking advice from some guy on Twitter.. fools"

      7. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        G2G

        Pope
        TAA VVD Digne
        Salah Perez Martial Donk Sterling
        Wilson(c) King

        Button Zinc Lund Greenwo

        1. Nigel Knows
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 27 days ago

          Play Zinchenko over Dendonkey

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            All 2pts in my opinion maybe Donk can nick a goal.

        2. NemoOzil
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          why captain Wilson ?

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            Think he can score big v Villa, Salah minutes mid week and Sterling v Spurs, it's one week and Wilson has a good fixture.

      8. Ycfc
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 27 days ago

        Buendía or McGinn?

        Bottomed on last page! Thanks

        1. Chelseaaaa
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          Buendia

        2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          I am scouting both this weekend for Barkley replacement

          1. Prison Mike
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            You playing Barkley this week?

            1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
              • 2 Years
              10 months, 27 days ago

              Yup because he was rested midweek. Have no other reason to and regret starting with him

              1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                • 2 Years
                10 months, 27 days ago

                Even if he gets a return I am going to ship him out as he will constantly troll, especially when RLC is fully fit

      9. ooooo
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        Lowton or Rico to start?

      10. Defaid Daniel
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        A)Mane+McGinn
        B)Salah+cantwell

        1. Eytexi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 27 days ago

          B for now. Mané over Salah may be worth considering but not worth the risk so early on with such little information imo.

      11. LǝgleSs e|even
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        A) Deulofeu to Pukki

        Or

        B) Fraser to Martial

        1. AFCB2019
            10 months, 27 days ago

            A for this week. B for long term

          • Eytexi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 27 days ago

            Neither are necessary this week imo - I'd roll the transfer.

            B is an ideal move for next week & A seems a short term move but could still be profitable. If you're insistent on doing one then A this week & B next week.

        2. dhirst
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          Any Mané captainers Out there after Wednesday’s display? Tempting and a huge differential. (Have Salah too)

          1. Ray Donovan
            • 8 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            I'm just hoping he starts. Not sure I'm brave enough to captain.

            Can't not captain Sterling at home regardless who he faces.

        3. Colonel Shoe 肝池
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          Is camarasa likely to play today?

          Should I play lundstram instead

        4. NemoOzil
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          Lucas Moura to Sigurdsson or keep FT ?

          1. sportyfire.id
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            10 months, 27 days ago

            siggy

          2. Eytexi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 27 days ago

            Siggy

          3. Evasivo
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            I've kept, only been 1 he and he looked promising

          4. Murder On Zidanesfloor
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            Martial edges out Siggy for now imo

        5. mazzington☘
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          I miss Ruth_NZ. Rubbed a lot of people up the wrong way, but in a thoroughly constructive fashion imo.

          1. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            And serial cheat

            1. mazzington☘
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              10 months, 27 days ago

              I actually believed his explanations on that front. Regardless, I enjoyed his contributions here.

              1. Old Schoolᴼˢ “disa…
                • 8 Years
                10 months, 27 days ago

                More fool you... see below

          2. SADIO SANÉ
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            his replies when questioned were far from constructive, and he also cheated - BUT he did have some great ideas, I especially liked his views on chip usage - outside the box thinker for sure, which I liked

            1. mazzington☘
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              10 months, 27 days ago

              Yeah, I take your point. Personally, I was willing to forgive his occasionally cantankerous demeanour on the basis that a lot of his observations were relatively unique.

            2. DAZZ
              • 6 Years
              10 months, 27 days ago

              How did he cheat? Haha

              1. Wild Rover
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                10 months, 27 days ago

                Ran several teams pretending he was running them for family, including in some cash leagues

          3. COK3Y5MURF - UJFC
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            One of the best posters here.

          4. The Seagulls and the Trawle…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            Cheater how?

          5. Nigel Knows
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 27 days ago

            Where is Ruth?

          6. DeadStar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            Ooooooo what's happened? I live in ignorance most the time.

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              10 months, 27 days ago

              How does one cheat? Multiple teams?

              1. Wild Rover
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                10 months, 27 days ago

                See above

              2. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                10 months, 27 days ago

                Yes mate. He entered cash leagues and there is evidence he had 3 or 4 teams. He tried to pretend they belonged to his Dad , wife and pet dog and he was " looking after them ".

                One was Az's I belive . Unbelievably Az let him continue I recall

                1. mazzington☘
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  10 months, 27 days ago

                  I didn't realise he was running more than two teams. Remember him claiming he was helping his nephew out with his team (or something) and took him at his word.

                2. Das Boot
                  • 5 Years
                  10 months, 27 days ago

                  That's cheeky, especially in cash leagues. People genuinely trying to win the pot and someone with multiple teams. Thats shitty behaviour

                  1. Hakim Ziyech
                    • 1 Year
                    10 months, 27 days ago

                    Yeah and childish

                3. SADIO SANÉ
                  • 5 Years
                  10 months, 27 days ago

                  he did yes, bad shout from Az that

          7. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            Ruth is probably the guy I dislike most on the entire internet

            Arrogant, pompous, serial cheat and if you break down what he says...most of it turns out to be BS anyway . I'm glad we don't have to suffer him ( all opinions are my own )

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              10 months, 27 days ago

              Blimey, I'll have to up my game 😉

              1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                10 months, 27 days ago

                No you're fine mate. Seem a decent guy so no worries of getting close

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  10 months, 27 days ago

                  note the winky emoji mate [god I hope I didn't typo that!]

                  1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    10 months, 27 days ago

                    😆

            2. mazzington☘
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              10 months, 27 days ago

              haha wow

            3. Wild Rover
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              10 months, 27 days ago

              Nah, Donald Trump for me

            4. The Seagulls and the Trawle…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              10 months, 27 days ago

              Quite new here so never heard of the guy. But you guys got me interested.

            5. DAZZ
              • 6 Years
              10 months, 27 days ago

              What about Slouch?

              1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                10 months, 27 days ago

                Nothing wrong with Slouch. He's a nice bloke.

                Me and Ruth have a love / hate relationship..minus the love

              2. Here Comes The Son ★
                • 2 Years
                10 months, 27 days ago

                I genuinely haven't seen a post from him that isn't snotty. Really negative guy.

                1. Scott Talent
                  • 4 Years
                  10 months, 27 days ago

                  You haven't looked very hard then.

              3. Scott Talent
                • 4 Years
                10 months, 27 days ago

                What about me ?

          8. Ógie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            Yeah Ruth had a lot of character like him or not.

            He was a top poster imo and asked questions that really made one think and that is what i miss about him.

            Never really proven that he was cheating although there was some damming evidence against him.Maybe his crime was that he just loved the game too much.

            1. Wild Rover
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              10 months, 27 days ago

              I think he loved himself too much tbh Ogie

            2. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              10 months, 27 days ago

              So, you're saying he's not a chick, then?

              1. Das Boot
                • 5 Years
                10 months, 27 days ago

                I think he was a bloke from Oz

              2. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                10 months, 27 days ago

                No I belive it used to be his wife's account originally on another site where he posted ( not even joking).

              3. Hakim Ziyech
                • 1 Year
                10 months, 27 days ago

                He could be a chick with balls, maybe...

              4. Ógie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                10 months, 27 days ago

                He certainly never admitted it anyway and it is hard to prove beyond a reasonable doubt but there was comments he made where he really put his foot in it.

                I actually blame the fpl game for not being more tighter with the registration processes so as to help stop multiteamism.

                Hopefully fpl will do something to address that in the future.

                1. Old Schoolᴼˢ “disa…
                  • 8 Years
                  10 months, 27 days ago

                  He did admit it, I can dig out the screenshot if you want me to

                    1. Ógie
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      10 months, 27 days ago

                      Yeah that is the blood stained murder weapon alright.

                      Hopefully something like this never happens again but fpl have done noting to try to curtail multiteam merchants so i fear it will bring a lot of controversy to fpl again in the future.

                      Just imagine if Ruth or another manager with multiteams won fpl and got outed after.There would be a riot and the credibility of the game would take a serious knock and might never recover.

                      1. Old Schoolᴼˢ “disa…
                        • 8 Years
                        10 months, 27 days ago

                        The guy started the beginning of the end for this place (for me anyway) Mods backed the cheater in any argument he had. Frankly I couldn’t be bothered after that

                        1. Ógie
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          10 months, 27 days ago

                          That is a pity.

                          The whole thing certainly left a bad taste in many peoples mouths and it really pissed a lot of people off.

          9. Kryten
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            What's Ruth's team link?

            1. Wild Rover
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              10 months, 27 days ago

              He's quit

          10. mookie
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            Like him or not, one of the best posters here.

            1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              10 months, 27 days ago

              He posts on another site and he doesn't get close to standard of posters on their and I think it annoys him.

              He's really not. He uses a lot of big words and is a good writer but he gets so much so wrong. People only credit him for the 1 in 10 posts that actually comes right.

              1. mazzington☘
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                10 months, 27 days ago

                What site is that if you don't mind me asking?

                1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  10 months, 27 days ago

                  Sure. It's FISO mate. Smaller site but follow some of the blogs there are some good posters

                  1. mazzington☘
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    10 months, 27 days ago

                    Thanks, you're a gent.

          11. Ógie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            Flashback to RuthGate.

            It got pretty hot in here that time.

            https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2017/03/23/say-what-42/?hc_sort_by=thread_rating#hc_comments

            1. Wild Rover
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              10 months, 27 days ago

              Most of the best stuff was deleted. Mods always backed him and were blinkered

              1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                10 months, 27 days ago

                The Mods often get stuff wrong. That is certainly true.

        6. Ray Donovan
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          I have Mane. Keep him?

          1. Eytexi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 27 days ago

            Yep, I'd expect points.

          2. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            Blimey, why the doubt?

            1. Ray Donovan
              • 8 Years
              10 months, 27 days ago

              Just early doubt over whether he'll start. Too many conflicting thoughts. There's not anyone better though for his price. I'll keep 😉

          3. DAZZ
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            Of course, he’s dangerous, good differential aswell.

          4. Nigel Knows
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 27 days ago

            No you get rid. Why own him when he’s playing. Best to only own when he’s not starting.:-)

            Seriously though- daft question!

          5. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 27 days ago

            This is a very stupid question in my opinion

        7. Monkey magic 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          Who’s at risk if Trossard starts, would it be Montoya?

          1. LangerznMash
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            Gross or Locadia.

          2. DAZZ
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            Nah not the wing back. Maybe gross

          3. Monkey magic 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            Cheers guys, so Montoya over Dunk then?

        8. Kudo Warrior
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          Best mid under 7.5m?

          1. Evasivo
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            Wait until after this GW, loads of options and not enough data as yet

        9. Evasivo
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          Here's my set up, rolling the FT and still £0.5itb. GTG?

          Ryan
          Digne TAA VVD
          Mili Salah(C) Sterling(vc) Moura
          Murray King Jota

          Button Diop Dendo Lowton

          1. NemoOzil
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            i'm considering Moura to Siggy

            1. Evasivo
              • 9 Years
              10 months, 27 days ago

              I was considering Moura>Martial but need to exercise patience. Will review this GW ready for next. No evidence Sight will outscore either as yet

              1. Evasivo
                • 9 Years
                10 months, 27 days ago

                *Siggy

          2. Bobby_Baggio
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            G2G. Definitely save

        10. Defaid Daniel
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          Thoughts on kean?

          1. Gregor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            Hoping he doesn’t explode too soon as I’m all out of Everton slots!

            1. DAZZ
              • 6 Years
              10 months, 27 days ago

              Triple Everton 😮

              1. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                10 months, 27 days ago

                Me too, tripled up in defence, served me well last weekend.
                Fancy him to start. If he doesn't score this weekend, should come good soon enough.

              2. Gregor
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 10 Years
                10 months, 27 days ago

                Quite!

          2. sunzip14
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            Too early to think about. Maybe after he starts and plays some decent games.

          3. Bobby_Baggio
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            Wait and see. Has potential.

          4. One Wheels Enough
              10 months, 27 days ago

              like every new player to the PL you'll need a few gw's to get an idea of who's gonna hit the ground running. Otherwise it's a punt which might work, and if it doesn't you'll be chasing points, taking hits etc. etc. Patience is a virtue especially if you currently have a good established starting 11. It's not as much fun tho....

            • Old Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              10 months, 27 days ago

              At some stage, might be even after today, he'll be the next must-have forward. Juventus fans can't all be wrong. At that price he looks good to me, but wait and see. On the radar.

          5. Bobby_Baggio
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            Which (C) out of the below please?

            A) Head (Salah)
            B) Heart (Sterling)
            C) Gut (King)

            1. Gregor
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              10 months, 27 days ago

              Reckon I’d ignore your gut, maybe have a pro-biotic.

              1. Bobby_Baggio
                • 9 Years
                10 months, 27 days ago

                Already have

            2. Das Boot
              • 5 Years
              10 months, 27 days ago

              for some strange reason my gut is saying sausages and bacon. In reality I have a sneaky suspicion that TAA will score big today.

              1. Bobby_Baggio
                • 9 Years
                10 months, 27 days ago

                Stick with your Gut. Can't beat bacon and sausage

                1. Das Boot
                  • 5 Years
                  10 months, 27 days ago

                  😉

            3. Nigel Knows
              • 1 Year
              10 months, 27 days ago

              Raheem is score more than The Egyptian King and the Norwegian King.

              1. Belli2007
                • 9 Years
                10 months, 27 days ago

                Man City will want to beat a title rival to get an early lead on them and will push for goals.....and they are at home.

                Liverpool should beat Southampton and so if even if Salah starts, can't see him playing the 90 after playing 120 midweek. If they get a couple up (which in all fairness he could be involved in) could see him come off early especially given Klopp happy to play Origi......

                Tricky call as have had armband on both but on Raheem at the moment

          6. robt
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 27 days ago

            Who to start?
            A. Kelly (SHU AWAY)
            B. Perez (CHE AWAY)

            1. Nigel Knows
              • 1 Year
              10 months, 27 days ago

              B

          7. screamer73
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            Start Lundstram or Rico this week?

            1. Gregor
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              10 months, 27 days ago

              Lundstram.

          8. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            Dull one but who should be higher up the bench? Greenwood or Rico?

            1. sunzip14
              • 3 Years
              10 months, 27 days ago

              Rico

            2. Gregor
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              10 months, 27 days ago

              Rico.

            3. Ole Gunnar Kush
              • 9 Years
              10 months, 27 days ago

              Greenwood

            4. Winston.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              10 months, 27 days ago

              Rico of course

          9. Amey
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 27 days ago

            A or B Not C
            😛

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              10 months, 27 days ago

              Reply fail
              😕

          10. Cilly Bonnolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            Any last minute injury scares or anything I should know about?

            1. Gregor
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              10 months, 27 days ago

              Nothing new bar Adrian’s slight doubt.

            2. COK3Y5MURF - UJFC
              • 3 Years
              10 months, 27 days ago

              I'll tell you a minute before deadline.

            3. Amey
              • 1 Year
              10 months, 27 days ago

              Didn't heard anything myself.
              Hopefully nothing comes across now. Difficult to filter between genuine & Troll 😀

            4. Defaid Daniel
              • 7 Years
              10 months, 27 days ago

              Gerrard out

          11. Pap Boomez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            Play Pereya (eve) or Lundstram (CRY)

            1. Gregor
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              10 months, 27 days ago

              Lundstram.

          12. Garfield1001
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            Play Pope (ars) or Heaton (BOU)?

            Thanks

            1. Gregor
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              10 months, 27 days ago

              Heaton.

            2. Winston.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              10 months, 27 days ago

              Heaton

          13. EgyptianKing
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 27 days ago

            Starting Moura ahead of Lundstram for now.

            Keep it like this, right?

            Cheers mates

            1. Wild Rover
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              10 months, 27 days ago

              Right

              1. EgyptianKing
                • 1 Year
                10 months, 27 days ago

                Cheers mate

            2. footballfreak
                10 months, 27 days ago

                anything can happen in the city game so i would keep it like that