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FPL Question Time – Consult our panel ahead of Gameweek 3

It is a short but important week coming up for Fantasy Premier League managers.

There are some big decisions to be made ahead of Gameweek 3 as some prepare to spend their two free transfers, others consider the Wildcard and that’s before we even get on to the captaincy.

So we’ve put together another panel of fine FPL minds to help you with any dilemmas.

Who’s on the panel this week?

Simon March – Former FPL champion who won the title in 2014/15 and has provided excellent advice ever since.

Always Cheating – The USA’s number one FPL podcast duo comprising of Josh and Brandon.

Gregor – Long-time Fantasy Football Scout moderator.

Doosra – Fantasy Football Scout user with some rather popular custom tables.

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2,268 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Operation FPL
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    G2G?

    Ederson
    TAA Lundstram Montaya Digne
    Sterling Perez Salah
    Pukki Kane King

    Button/Dendo/Geundouzi/Kelly

    1. Operation FPL
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Sorry only this made top reading!

    2. Steve Stiffler
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      play dendo over king

  2. zaidinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 1 day ago

    What do you think is the best formation for the upcoming weeks, giving the fixtures and the players that impressed until now ?

    1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
        2 months, 1 day ago

        im liking the look of 3-5-2, or 4-5-1
        pukki and rashford up front, strong midfield, usual suspects in defence

      • Karhumies
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        3-5-2, 4-4-2 or 4-5-1. So many midfield premiums and goalscorers that it's hard to afford 3 decent forwards for a 3-4-3.

      • Steve Stiffler
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        im on 451 currently

      • zaidinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Thanks guys, I think I am leaning towards 4-5-1, as I want 4 defenders, and there isn't choice in the forwards apart from Pukki. I am just fearing the inflexibility of this formation and the the hardness of acquiring a second premium forward.

        1. Rojo's Modern Life
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Only Everton got a clean sheet this week... 4 at back is risky unless they score goals

    2. 2hotty
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Pope
      Mina AWB Dunk Soyunchu
      Son Mane Sterling KDB
      Pukki Rashford
      Button Lund Dendonker Wickham

      Thoughts on this WC team

    3. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Hmmm seems everyone and their dog has and is captaining Kane. Sterling captain to shine 🙂

      • Rinseboy
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Is Moura and TAA to KDB and KWP worth a -4 this week?
        Worried about Moura minutes and KDB tearing it

        1. Akeem
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          No IMO

      • Akeem
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Ryan - Button
        VVD - Robbo - Digne* - Kelly - Rico
        Salah - Sterling - Siggy - Dendoncker - Robinson*
        King - Pukki - Wesley

        *Yellow flag
        0FT 2.4 ITB

        Is this team worth a WC or a -4/-8 to replace Robinson/Digne?

        thx

      • NUFCAndrew
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Should I WC this? 2 FTs, 0.5 itb

        Ryan Button

        Robbo VVD Digne Zinchenko Lundstram

        Salah Sterling Martial Perez Dendoncker

        Wilson King Greenwood

        1. DavidKent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          What are you unhappy about?

          1. NUFCAndrew
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Perez, 2 AFCB for the Man City game. Digne potentially injured, Salah over Mane & double pool defence

            1. DavidKent
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 1 day ago

              I think Perez is your biggest issue.
              I’ve read Digne will return for next game.
              If you wanted you could do Salah to Mane and Perez to ???

              However, if it were me I’d only change Perez and hold a transfer

        2. Akeem
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Not if you have 2FT

        3. The 12th Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Robbo,Perez,Wilson > 4.5,Mount,Kane -4 maybe

          1. NUFCAndrew
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            I’m thinking either that or

            Robbo Perez Wilson > AWB KDB Pukki -4

            1. The 12th Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Yep that could work as well. So many options this week.
              I’ve done Fraser,Barkley,Wilson > Cantwell,KDB,Pukki -4.

              I’ve no United or Spurs attack. Wavering on pushing the WC button but in reality my team is good enough to get through next week.

      • DavidKent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        What do you guys think of Perez to Mount? He looked very good against Leicester and seems to be on free kicks, despite more senior players being on the field.

        1. Akeem
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Good move IMO, he seems to be the pick of the bunch @ Chelsea - fixtures look very good as well

        2. Keep Calm and Play On
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          I liked the look of him, what will you use the .5m for?

          1. DavidKent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 1 day ago

            I’ll probably hold it, unless you can see anything else I need to do with the other ft?

            Robbo, Digne, Zinchenco, Zouma, MontoyA
            Sterling, Salah, Martial, Perez, (Donkey)
            Kane, (Greenwood), (Wickham).

            Greenwood and Wickham both bench fodder, who I’ll get 1 appearance pt from if my team gets majorly rotated/injured.

            1. Karhumies
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              5-4-1 formation?

      • Keep Calm and Play On
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I’ve seen a lot of hate on here for people taking hits or hitting the WC, I understand everyone has their own opinion but is it really that bad??

        1) You have the ability to catch price rises, which at this point in the game could be much more valuable to building a solid team for the months to come.

        2) For everyone saying we haven't had enough time to asses players in form etc...while I agree that we haven’t had much time, there are already certain players that are showing their strengths and weaknesses already so why not capitalize on their form or lose players who aren’t on form right away rather than watch them sit in our teams for weeks.

        3) The people who haven’t changed their teams are taking a risk that the others who get on the bandwagons early could simply leave them in the dust if these players keep performing with no way of getting them easily because they will be priced out. I get that those of us who have chosen to take hits or WC are also taking a risk but there is no way of knowing if that will be a risk or excellent decision. Any players could be injured at any time, injuries don’t have to wait until the international break...

        Just saw a lot of hate and wanted to offer a bit of support for some of us WC crew, everyone will play the game differently and that’s what makes it so exciting. Goodluck lads!

        1. ZICO SENNA
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          I’ve often WC’d early and has always worked out ok or great. I’d rather use it now and get ahead rather than trying to claw back from mistakes by hanging on to it for dear life, like you say though, everyone plays it a different way.

          Also feel mids will outscore forwards by miles again this season.

        2. Karhumies
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          1) If you already have a great team, hold the WC. Even if someone else scored this week. Many people are panicking too easily.

          2) Don't WC into a terrible team. You need to know current form & future fixtures, not just previous gameweek points. There is no second WC to re-save you.

          3) If you have a terrible team, WC away as long as you know what you are doing.

          4) If you WC early, you need a lot of long-term players. Guaranteed starters are a high priority.

          1. RFCSPACE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Point 2 is critical and I feel like there are a lot of wildcard teams picked on form rather than potential. If form goes, what are you left with? A team half filled with Norwich and SHU players most likely.

      • StevieBerko
          2 months, 1 day ago

          On a WC:

          a) Dendoncker and Siggurdson

          b) Ceballos and Mount

        • Kuyt Hero
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Wilson and Perez to Pukki and Martial with 2 FTs and then do Siggy and TAA to KDB and AWB -4 in GW4

          Or

          Just do Wilson, Perez and Siggy to KDB, Pukki and Mount -4 this GW and go without Martial?

        • DavidKent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          How important do you guys think Pukki is?
          Good two games, but now some really tough fixtures...

          1. Karhumies
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Pukki is the kind of guy to make a 4-1 goal when the team is already down 4-0 against Liverpool. Many other teams/players would already stop trying to score since they will lose the match anyway.

          2. Rojo's Modern Life
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Liverpool away was a tough fixture...

        • Michelle Davin
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Perez & Moura
          To
          Martial & Ceballos

          Yes or no?

          1. True Deadzoner
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            yes

        • Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Suggestions for this team folks? Thinking taa and barkley > martial and kwp with 2 fts.

          pope
          taa vvd digne dunk
          salah sterling perez barkley
          kane king

          button lund dendo greenwood

          1. Carlton P
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            I would stick with your defence, Salah and Sterling for as long as possible
            Just tinker around with Perez, Barkley and King imo

            1. Carlton P
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              King > Pukki
              Barkley > McGinn/other

        • BOATIES FC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          King to Pukki - 4

          I'm not convinced but going to be priced out soon..

          1. True Deadzoner
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            yes

          2. Carlton P
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Yes defo

        • NecuratuL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Lloris
          Walker Alderwireld VanBisaka Dunk
          Mane KDB Mount
          Rashford Kane Chicharito

          Fabianski Dendocker MaitlandNiles Ceballos

          good enough? all critics welcome

        • ColinZeClown
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Kepa
            AWB-TAA-KWP-Robo-Coleman
            McGinn-Siggy-Salah
            Rash-Kane

            Barkley-Wickham-Choudhury

            0.5ITN not sure what to do. Lost on Barkley
            Cantwell great but bad fixtures
            Mount 6.0 for Barkley...
            are two pool defenders a liability...

            Fancy Chelsea will come good between now and gw10+

          • Carlton P
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Likely to take C.Wilson out this week for a hit before he faces some solid defences, but who for? Max 8.8
            Already have Pukki
            A) Rashford
            B) Barnes
            C) other
            D) hold

            1. vat1kor
                2 months, 1 day ago

                to King maybe. with VAR, there are penalties and with penalties, there is Kind. Fixtures looks assuring post MC game

            2. vat1kor
                2 months, 1 day ago

                How does this team look

                Please rate my team

                Ryan
                AWB Coleman Walker
                Sterling Salah KDB DouglasLuiz
                Pukki Barnes Kane (c)

                Button lundstram Kelly dendocker

                The defence is based on fixtures for Coleman and Walker. AWB is increasingly assuring of being able to perform good
                I am confused if I move KDB out and bring Martial in and use those funds to perhaps move out one of the defenders to a liverpool one.

                Also is Barnes to Haller a good option

              • zkinflint
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Hi! Having a hard time on this One. Any help appreciated!

                A) Perez
                Or
                B) Dendo

                Gw3

                1. vat1kor
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Neither is a good choice for points atm. I would say Dendo

                2. POLSKA GOLA
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Which combo getting more points in the next two GWs:
                  A) Kane & Perez
                  B) Pukki & Moura?

                3. MerseysideReds
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Pope (Button)
                    TAA - Robbo - Digne - Zinchenko (Lundstram)
                    Salah - Sterling - Martial - Trossard (Dendoncker)
                    Wilson - Kean (Greenwood)

                    2FT thinking:
                    Robbo, Wilson, Kean > Kelly, Pukki, Kane (-4 hit)

                    Thoughts or suggestions?

                    1. MerseysideReds
                        2 months, 19 hours ago

                        Could also just swap Kean out for Pukki and roll a FT into GW4. Thoughts?

                    2. dullardandy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      I am absolutely confused and my inexperience is showing but do I need a severe surgery (wildcard)

                      Ryan
                      Robertson VVD Wan Bissaka Zinchenko
                      Salah sterling Fraser Peres
                      Rashford king

                      Bench - dendockner, Kelly and greenwood

                      5 of my 11 players look like are going through a bad patch. Need help.

                    3. AlsoRanLove
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        Thinking of WCing, but is it too early?

                        Team advice gratefully received:

                        Pope / Adrian
                        TAA / Zin / Digne / Walker-Pieters / Kelly
                        Mane / Sterling / KDB / Martial /

                        1. AlsoRanLove
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            Pressed go too early...

                            Thinking of WCing, but is it too early?

                            Team advice gratefully received:

                            Pope / Adrian
                            TAA / Zin / Digne / Walker-Pieters / Kelly
                            Mane / Sterling / KDB / Martial / Cantwell
                            Rashford/Greenwood/Wickham

                            1. Crisnel Ronessi
                                2 months, 1 day ago

                                Nope

                          • Crisnel Ronessi
                              2 months, 1 day ago

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