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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
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 17 hours ago

    G2G?

    Ederson
    TAA Lundstram Montaya Digne
    Sterling Perez Salah
    Pukki Kane King

    Button/Dendo/Geundouzi/Kelly

    1. Operation FPL
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 17 hours ago

      Sorry only this made top reading!

    2. Steve Stiffler
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 17 hours ago

      play dendo over king

  2. zaidinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    26 days, 17 hours ago

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

    1. purple lamborGhini
      26 days, 17 hours ago

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

    2. Karhumies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 17 hours 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.

    3. Steve Stiffler
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 17 hours ago

      im on 451 currently

    4. zaidinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      26 days, 16 hours 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
        26 days, 33 mins ago

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

  3. 2hotty
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 17 hours ago

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

    Thoughts on this WC team

  4. purple lamborGhini
    26 days, 17 hours ago

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

  5. Rinseboy
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 17 hours ago

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

    1. Akeem
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 17 hours ago

      No IMO

  6. Akeem
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 17 hours 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

  7. NUFCAndrew
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 17 hours 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
      26 days, 17 hours ago

      What are you unhappy about?

      1. NUFCAndrew
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 17 hours 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
          26 days, 17 hours 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
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 17 hours ago

      Not if you have 2FT

    3. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 17 hours ago

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

      1. NUFCAndrew
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 17 hours ago

        I’m thinking either that or

        Robbo Perez Wilson > AWB KDB Pukki -4

        1. The 12th Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          26 days, 17 hours 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.

  8. DavidKent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 17 hours 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
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 17 hours 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
      26 days, 17 hours ago

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

      1. DavidKent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        26 days, 17 hours 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
          26 days, 17 hours ago

          5-4-1 formation?

  9. Keep Calm and Play On
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 17 hours 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
      26 days, 17 hours 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
      26 days, 17 hours 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
        26 days, 17 hours 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.

  10. StevieBerko
    26 days, 17 hours ago

    On a WC:

    a) Dendoncker and Siggurdson

    b) Ceballos and Mount

  11. Kuyt Hero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 17 hours 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?

  12. DavidKent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 17 hours 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
      26 days, 17 hours 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
      26 days, 30 mins ago

      Liverpool away was a tough fixture...

  13. Michelle Davin
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 17 hours ago

    Perez & Moura
    To
    Martial & Ceballos

    Yes or no?

    1. True Deadzoner
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 16 hours ago

      yes

  14. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 17 hours 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
      26 days, 14 hours 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
        26 days, 14 hours ago

        King > Pukki
        Barkley > McGinn/other

  15. BOATIES FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 17 hours ago

    King to Pukki - 4

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

    1. True Deadzoner
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 16 hours ago

      yes

    2. Carlton P
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 14 hours ago

      Yes defo

  16. NecuratuL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 15 hours ago

    Lloris
    Walker Alderwireld VanBisaka Dunk
    Mane KDB Mount
    Rashford Kane Chicharito

    Fabianski Dendocker MaitlandNiles Ceballos

    good enough? all critics welcome

  17. ColinZeClown
    26 days, 15 hours 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+

  18. Carlton P
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 14 hours 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
      26 days, 14 hours ago

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

  19. vat1kor
    26 days, 14 hours 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

  20. zkinflint
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 14 hours ago

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

    A) Perez
    Or
    B) Dendo

    Gw3

    1. vat1kor
      26 days, 14 hours ago

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

  21. POLSKA GOLA
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 14 hours ago

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

  22. MerseysideReds
    26 days, 4 hours 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
      25 days, 17 hours ago

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

  23. dullardandy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    26 days, 4 hours 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.

  24. AlsoRanLove
    26 days, 2 hours 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
      26 days, 2 hours 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
        26 days, 21 mins ago

        Nope

  25. Crisnel Ronessi
    26 days, 21 mins ago

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