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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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  1. tyron
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 5 hours ago

    does anyone think wilson deserves to start ahead of anyone here ?

    ryan
    holebas digne robertson lundstram
    mcginn perez salah sterling kdb
    jota

    for gw 3. already did fraser to kdb. dont see the sense in minusing to then have a benching headache plus want martial or rashford gw 4.

    only kane really worries me, but weathering the storm

    1. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 5 hours ago

      Holebas or Lundstrom. I think both teams will concede.

      1. tyron
        • 4 Years
        26 days, 5 hours ago

        hmm prob will bench lundy.. believe they will concede.. at least holebas is on corners and some set pieces so i can hope for an assist. wilson well i am just hoping if city concede its him

  2. Boz
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 5 hours ago

    King, Perez, Robbo > Pukki, Martial, Awb? (-4)

    1. Firmino
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 5 hours ago

      King, Perez -> Pukki, Mount was my move

      1. tyron
        • 4 Years
        26 days, 5 hours ago

        felt ok selling perez before sheff ?

  3. GW2 Review
    TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    26 days, 5 hours ago

    The Review - GW 2

    Having written a piece on how the action unfolded in GW 1, I once again cast my eyes on the Premier League action played this weekend. Here are 8 important takeaways for FPL managers post GW 2:

    1) Much has been said of the Liverpool defence since the season began but the signs of regression are apparent. Liverpool are ranked 6th worst for xGc (expected goals conceded) and have conceded 5 big chances in two favorable fixtures so far. That was unthinkable a year ago, but it must be kept in mind that their full backs are still posting good numbers. Robertson has the highest number of touches in the final third of all defenders in the league. Meanwhile, Trent is ranked 2nd for big chances created of all
    players in the league.

    2) Sheffield United and Man Utd both had an xGc (expected goals conceded) of just 0.27 over the weekend. Both defences gave up minimal shots inside the box including zero big chances to their opponents, which was very impressive given that Sheffield United are a promoted side while Man United have historically struggled against Wolves. Worth noting that Sheffield United’s opponents, Palace, are now up against Man United so Man United on paper are looking good for a clean sheet.

    3) Out of all defenders who have played 180 minutes so far, no defender has been accumulating bonus at a faster rate than Aston Villa’s Ahmed El Mohammady - his minutes per baseline baps ratio is an incredible 3.9. Brighton’s Lewis Dunk and Man United’s Aaron Wan Bissaka have a really impressive ratio for bonus as well and should be amongst the points
    whenever their side is to keep a clean sheet.

    4) Leandro Trossard was Brighton’s most advanced player in the game vs West Ham. He recorded the highest number of shots inside the box in the game, including one big chance. Montoya once again was involved in the final third, and even created one big chance but was unlucky not to get an assist.

    5) No forward has had as many shots inside the box as Teemu Pukki over the first two weeks. He sits joint top for big chances as well, with Ashley Barnes the only other forward with as many big chances. £4.5 Norwich midfielder Todd Cantwell sits 2nd for midfielders for chances created as well, suggesting that there could be plenty of bargains from the men at Carrow Road.

    6) A look at the xGc table (expected goals conceded) for matches played so far shows the very familiar sight of Man City sitting top with least xGc and shots in the box conceded. A closer look at the table further suggests that the Everton defence with an xGc of 2.18 (with 0 goals actually conceded) is overperforming while the Watford defence with an xGc of 1.51 (with 4 goals actually conceded) is underperforming.

    7) No player in the league has created as many chances as Kevin De Bruyne so far. His numbers for chance creation are astounding as he has already created 12 chances, including 5 big chances in just over 2 games – one of them against a top 6 side. Of all players in the league who have started 2 games, De Bruyne ranks best for bonus accumulation with his minute per bps ratio sitting at an unworldly 3.1. An interesting point to note is that he was the most advanced player on the field against Spurs which coincided with David Silva missing out. With David Silva in the team, he was playing considerably deeper and posted inferior stats to when the Spaniard was left out. Could be a trend, could be an anomaly – I guess we need more data to find out.

    8) Bournemouth are ranked 3rd worst in the xGc table (expected goals conceded), which is extremely telling because they have will face far more potent attacks than the likes of Sheffield United’s and Villa’s that they have faced so far. With City ranked comfortably best for expected goals scored (and Sterling ranked highest for big chances of all players in the league), this could be a fixture where the likes of De Bruyne and Sterling look primed for points. With Sterling having an incredible record against Bournemouth and form to back it up, he looks to be the best captaincy option on paper.

    Thanks for taking the time out, I hope you enjoyed the read!

    1. Boz
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 5 hours ago

      Brilliant post, thank you

      1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 3 hours ago

        Appreciate it mate, thanks for your words! 🙂

    2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      26 days, 5 hours ago

      Members only comment in 5, 4, 3...

      Nice article! 🙂

      1. RedLightning
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        26 days, 5 hours ago

        Geoff has decided that this one doesn't need to be Members Only.

        1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          26 days, 3 hours ago

          Wow, thank you Geoff! 🙂

        2. Demí
          • 8 Years
          26 days, 36 mins ago

          I've always liked you Geoff

          1. Geoff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 6 Years
            25 days, 9 hours ago

            😀

        3. zeslinguer
          • 4 Years
          25 days, 22 hours ago

          For non-members reading this, if future posts are locked, there’s a link to his twitter if you click his name and same info is there as well as other good takes. Well worth a follow!

      2. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 3 hours ago

        Thank you! 🙂

    3. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 5 hours ago

      Awesome, thanks.

      1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 3 hours ago

        Thanks for your nice words! 🙂

    4. Tactical Focus
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 5 hours ago

      Nice post.

      I think we'll really see the state of the Liverpool defence this Saturday. Arsenal's attack have the ability to tear them apart

      1. sunnyh
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 5 hours ago

        VVD, Robbo, TAA also have the ability to tear apart their shaky defence too.

      2. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 3 hours ago

        Thank you! 🙂

        Will be an interesting game for sure. 🙂

    5. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 5 hours ago

      nice summary, thanks for the effort.

      KdB looking essential at this point

      1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 3 hours ago

        No problem, cheers! 🙂

    6. DAVESAVES
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 5 hours ago

      Very good! Thanks

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        26 days, 5 hours ago

        Great. Captaining Sterling makes me feel relaxed about missing Kane's inevitable Toon-haul.

        1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          26 days, 3 hours ago

          So many options this week!

      2. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 3 hours ago

        Cheers mate. 🙂

    7. Longlatini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 5 hours ago

      Excellent post thank you

      1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 3 hours ago

        Cheers buddy, glad you liked it! 🙂

    8. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 5 hours ago

      Nice post, and that point re David Silva's effect on De Bruyne is interesting and something I'd been looking at this morning. It's definitely a trend I expect to continue when both paired together.

      1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 3 hours ago

        Cheers. Perfect test case with the fixtures coming up - I expect David Silva to play in the easier games. 🙂

    9. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 5 hours ago

      Cheers for that, superb as always.

      1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 3 hours ago

        Appreciate it Gregor thank you! 🙂

    10. COK3Y5MURF
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 4 hours ago

      Cheers. For all the talk surrounding Newcastle being whipping boys, they're currently only 10th worst for xGc despite having already faced Arsenal as well.

      1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 3 hours ago

        Good point. I do think Newcastle's defending has been pretty poor but I don't think they have been as shocking as some of the others.

    11. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 4 hours ago

      Brilliant write-up, thanks a lot!
      But do we need Spurs assets now?

      1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 3 hours ago

        Appreciate the feedback, Pompel!
        With their fixtures coming up, you'd expect them to do well. 🙂

    12. tangtastic
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 4 hours ago

      Great post

      1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 3 hours ago

        Thank you! 🙂

    13. tuvok
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 4 hours ago

      This is rapidly becoming my favourite weekly content on the site! Thanks again FantasyFreak.

      Btw - nice point on Sterling against Bournemouth but one question: do you think it may actually be because Bournemouth were playing sides they expected to beat that they left themselves so open? Just thinking that the last two seasons City have actually relied on last gasp winners down there (Sterling 2 years ago; Mahrez last year). Last year in particular, Bournemouth were so defensive they didn’t register a single shot or even get a corner.

      On the other hand, Newcastle look pretty demoralised and face golden boot favourite Kane at his new stomping ground. I’m leaning towards this!

      1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 2 hours ago

        Highly value your feedback mate thank you! 🙂

        That's a very interesting point you raise. I think the 0-1 win came at a time when City were fine with grinding out wins. With the chances they are creating right now (coinciding with De Bruyne being in supreme form), I expect them to score quite a few - particularly if they get an early goal.

        1. tuvok
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          26 days, 51 mins ago

          Yeah you’re right. I just checked and they were disrupted by losing KDB and Stones to big injuries during the game too. For what it’s worth, I’ve also looked at Bournemouth’s defence at home from last season - stats are not great reading for them! I was thinking Kane was a no brainer this week, not so sure now

          1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            25 days, 23 hours ago

            Good luck with whatever you decide man. 🙂

            1. tuvok
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              25 days, 23 hours ago

              Cheers mate

    14. Rolls-Royce
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 3 hours ago

      Thanks, TFF!

      1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 2 hours ago

        Cheers, appreciate it buddy! 😀

    15. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 3 hours ago

      Was gonna go Salah over Sterling for the captaincy but that last point makes a compelling case for Sterling, seems a no brainer reading that

      1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 2 hours ago

        Fingers crossed it goes well! 🙂

    16. Bad Kompany
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 3 hours ago

      Cheers for this! Extremely helpful

      1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 2 hours ago

        No problem, glad you liked it! 🙂

    17. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 3 hours ago

      Said that about KDB yesterday, going all 'FIFA' I'd say his points potential is much greater in the CAM position than the RCM position, he will get points obv but wait and see for me

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        26 days, 3 hours ago

        away to Bournemouth is much different to being at home to them too, Sterling obv a good shout but unsure they will batter them

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 4 Years
          26 days, 3 hours ago

          Confirmed my thoughts about Everton, been lucky so far I think - but having Pickford does help

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 4 Years
            26 days, 3 hours ago

            Also just add, you could ONLY read this HT and RAE's press conference HT every week and do pretty well I think - good work

            1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              26 days, 2 hours ago

              Hahaha mate that is high praise indeed, thanks very much! 🙂

          2. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            26 days, 2 hours ago

            For sure. They have conceded 4 big chances so far without even conceding once.

    18. Recoba
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 3 hours ago

      Awesome as usual. Better see 36 more by season end

      1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 2 hours ago

        I'll try mate thank you! 😀 😀 😀

    19. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 3 hours ago

      Thanks for this, useful information and food for thought as always

      1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 2 hours ago

        No problem mate, glad you liked it! 🙂

    20. adams_6
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 2 hours ago

      Phenomenal post Freak, absolutely beautiful.
      I thank you.

      1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        25 days, 22 hours ago

        Overwhelmed by your response mate, thanks very much! 🙂

    21. NestorC
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 2 hours ago

      Thank you so much, great work, a lot of useful info. Looking forward to read the next one.

      1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        25 days, 22 hours ago

        Appreciate your kind words man, I'm humbled! 🙂

    22. Greyhead
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 2 hours ago

      Great work TFF

      1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        25 days, 22 hours ago

        Cheers as always man. 🙂

    23. P.Aimar
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 2 hours ago

      Awesome Post

      1. azahr007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 1 hour ago

        How do you guys find out a teams expected goals conceeded compared to the rest of the teams

      2. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        25 days, 22 hours ago

        Thank you! 🙂

    24. insertcomedyname
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 23 hours ago

      Excellent

      1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        25 days, 22 hours ago

        Cheers mate, thank you! 🙂

    25. Make America Greta Again
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 22 hours ago

      Wow, brilliant. Will monitor Kdb.

      1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        25 days, 22 hours ago

        Thanks buddy! 🙂

    26. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 20 hours ago

      Ta. But I knew this, already!!! 😀 😀 😀

      Blast! 😉

      1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        25 days, 10 hours ago

        Cheers Doos hope you're well! 🙂

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          25 days, 10 hours ago

          hey, hows the season?

          1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            25 days, 8 hours ago

            Okayish. Looking to move my way up the ranks with the wildcard. Congratulations to you on the unreal start! 😀

    27. Mingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 10 hours ago

      Incredibly insightful post, thanks for sharing. This would make a great regular community article.

      1. Jarvish
        • 4 Years
        25 days, 9 hours ago

        Needs to be a "proper" article rather than a community article which are shoved out of the way, get pretty much no promotion, and are probably missed by most. Feel sorry for those who take the time to produce these (usually) decent articles which are pound-for-pound probably better than the staff articles.

        1. Mingo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          25 days, 9 hours ago

          I completely agree, I'd love to see these as regular site features.

        2. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          25 days, 8 hours ago

          I agree with this. Which is why I prefer posting my pieces as Hot Topics as they engage more discussion from the community.

      2. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        25 days, 8 hours ago

        I'm humbled by your tremendous feedback sir! 🙂

    28. Pep Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 7 hours ago

      I echo all the praise above mate. Hot Topics get more viewing than the community articles. Appreciate the time and effort TFF

      1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        24 days, 9 hours ago

        No problem at all, thanks for your words! 😀

    29. FP Elephant
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      24 days, 21 hours ago

      Thanks for this. Great review!

      Cheers!

      1. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        24 days, 9 hours ago

        No problem, I'm humbled by your feedback! 🙂

    30. 2right
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      Fantastic TFF as usual

      On Bournemouth, I think they will concede a lot of chances relative to most other teams if not all ... over the season. For this weekend though, I think they are in a good place to give City a game: they have 4 points on the board (going well) and they have quality players all over their team who are in good form: Ake, Fraser, Wilson come to mind.

      City are almost guaranteed to score in every game against all teams bar Pool but I think Bournemouth could score in this one as well. City would settle for another 2-1 win; I don’t think Bournemouth will get hammered.

  4. ludaslol
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 5 hours ago

    No clue what to do here. Would like some input!

    Pope
    TAA VVD MLN Lundstram soyuncu
    Salah Perez Siggy 4.5 4.5
    Auba Kane King

    Really feel I need atleast one of Sterling/KDB in. ALso interested in Rashford/Martial/awb

    2FT

    1. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 5 hours ago

      WC to get City in. Such a massive rank killer for you.

    2. Eugeniekwh
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 5 hours ago

      auba perez > kdb rashford? or sterling barnes

    3. MadDog86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 4 hours ago

      Don’t wildcard yet
      Auba to Rashford
      Siggy to KDB will get you what you want at the moment ... then Siggy will score against villa on Friday

  5. simong1
      26 days, 5 hours ago

      Robbo & Perez to AWB & Martial for free a good move?

      1. Tactical Focus
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 5 hours ago

        Yeah definitely. You have to catch those price rises too

      2. Boz
        • 7 Years
        26 days, 5 hours ago

        Considering the same

      3. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        26 days, 5 hours ago

        Do you have KDB?

        1. simong1
            26 days, 5 hours ago

            Yep

            1. Cruyff's Eleven
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              26 days, 4 hours ago

              Then yeah, probably

      4. Tactical Focus
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 5 hours ago

        I was set on brining in Lanzini for West Ham's fixtures but Mason Mount for 0.5 cheaper and statistically looks more threatening..

        What do you guys think?

        1. Zlatanzo
            26 days, 5 hours ago

            Both great fixtures, Lanzini more nailed, Mount greater ceiling imo

            1. Tactical Focus
              • 3 Years
              26 days, 5 hours ago

              So a flip of a coin should do it?

          • Big Fella
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            26 days, 5 hours ago

            I thinking of the same move. Looking for A. Perez replacement and currently thinking that M. Mount is the best of the bunch. Other options are Lanzini, Redmond or keep Perez for 2 easy fixtures.

          • Boz
            • 7 Years
            26 days, 5 hours ago

            Mount or Trossard for me

          • Twitter: @Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            26 days, 5 hours ago

            I have Trossard. Brought in Mount for Perez. Ignoring West Ham attack until they have regular starters

            The GW3 game is enough to pay back. Chelsea vs Norwich should be high scoring. This is football, so it could end up 0:0, but it looks high scoring

            1. Tactical Focus
              • 3 Years
              26 days, 5 hours ago

              Good points.
              Mount looks like he's rising tonight as well

          • But to who Chris Kamara
            • 2 Years
            26 days, 5 hours ago

            Lanzini

        2. mcmd11
          • 3 Years
          26 days, 5 hours ago

          Thoughts?
          Wilson Perez Sigurdsson -> Pukki Trossard KDB -4

          1. But to who Chris Kamara
            • 2 Years
            26 days, 5 hours ago

            Yes

        3. simong1
            26 days, 5 hours ago

            A, B or C?

            A) Roll 2FT
            B) Robbo & Perez > AWB & Martial (free)
            C) Robbo, Perez & King > AWB, Martial & Pukki (-4)

            1. But to who Chris Kamara
              • 2 Years
              26 days, 5 hours ago

              C

          • michudagawd
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            26 days, 5 hours ago

            Repost

            Does anyone know what the story is with viewing heatmaps etc. in the comparison tool in the members area?

            It's not showing for me on Google Chrome. I have Flash updated.

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              26 days, 5 hours ago

              Usually it's an adblocker causing it.

          • Neetan
            • 3 Years
            26 days, 5 hours ago

            On WC, Adrian for keeper seems logical right? Just don't see that many on WC who have opted for him...

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              26 days, 5 hours ago

              Lack of confidence in Adie and assumption that Ali will be back soon accounts for it.

            2. Regin
              • 2 Years
              26 days, 5 hours ago

              yup

            3. Winter_is_coming
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              26 days, 4 hours ago

              I am on wc and pick Adrian simply because no other Liv defense and with their ownership it`s too dangerous.

          • Wally banter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            26 days, 5 hours ago

            Please suggest

            Heaton 4.0
            TAA AWB Digne Lund Rico*
            Salah Sterling Trossard Martial Dendocker
            Pukki Kane Greenwood

            1FT remaining, 0.4itb

            a)Save
            b)Trossard to Mount
            c)Rico to Kelly
            d) Heaton to Pope

            1. Tshelby
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              26 days, 5 hours ago

              I think A as the other options don't really give a lot of benefit. Maybe D

              1. Wally banter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                26 days, 5 hours ago

                Thank You mate, is there any other options which you think other than which i have listed

                1. Tshelby
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  26 days, 5 hours ago

                  I would get Greenwood out as soon as possible so just save so you can get him out next week for free

                  1. Wally banter
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    26 days, 5 hours ago

                    🙂 Tanks again mate

            2. cravencottage
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              26 days, 5 hours ago

              a- none of the others are compelling at all

              1. Wally banter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                26 days, 5 hours ago

                🙂 good to hear that

          • unitednations
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            26 days, 5 hours ago

            What are people’s views on having a strong 11 with 3 benchfodders vs. a strong 12 with 2 benchfodders

            What are pros/cons of each strategy? At the moment I am mulling on Kane/Wickham to give me a strong 11 vs Rashford/Pukki for a strong 12

            Pope heaton
            Vvd taa digne zincheko — Rico
            Martial kdb sterling perez — Dendocker
            King xxx xxx

            1. Jarvish
              • 4 Years
              26 days, 5 hours ago

              You can probably be a little more aggressive with the amount of fodder if you have your WC up your sleeve still. Donkey fits the role nicely as both fodder in terms of price, and playable (although with limited expectations).

            2. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              26 days, 5 hours ago

              There was an article here in pre-season on using your bench.
              It's sensible to have 2 active subs - a third will very rarely be used so is unimportant.
              so basically a Strong XI and 2 active subs, prob being a 4.5 def and 4.5 mid.

          • Catastrophe
            • 8 Years
            26 days, 5 hours ago

            How's this draft chaps?

            Pope
            VVD, Dunk, Lundstram, Soyuncu
            Mane, Sterling, KDB, Martial
            Kane, Pukki

            (Button, Dendoncker, Pieters, Greenwood)

            Rotation between Dunk, Lundstram, Soyunku, Dendoncker & Pieters seems to be good for the next 4 or 5 weeks.

            Alternatively, Kane, Dendoncker & Soyuncu (4-4-2) -> Wickham, Son & AWB (4-5-1).

            Cheers

            1. SoccerBoi69
              • 2 Years
              26 days, 5 hours ago

              Do you not think that the VVD money could be shared around defence? 2 of Coleman/ Mina/ Zinchenko/ Emerson over VVD and a 4.5?

              1. Catastrophe
                • 8 Years
                26 days, 5 hours ago

                Cheers. Had considered that yep, but looked at the fixtures for the 4.5s and the rotation works quite well. Would be nice to get AWB/Zinchenko/Everton DEF in though.

                1. SoccerBoi69
                  • 2 Years
                  26 days, 4 hours ago

                  There's also the option of Mount rather than Barnes. Hmm.

                  1. Catastrophe
                    • 8 Years
                    26 days, 4 hours ago

                    Hmm yes - instead of VVD you mean? 3-5-2 would mean starting AWB/Zinchenko every game with two from Dunk, Soyunku, Lundstram and Kelly. Doable...

            2. Mighty Wings
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              26 days, 5 hours ago

              Have the same front 8 exept Cantwell instead of Dendoncker so I like it.

              Looking at Pool's and Man City's fixtures I prefer Zinchenko over a Pool Defender for the moment.

              My backline is: Pope, Digne, Zinch, Lundstram, Kelly, 4.5 (probably Villa or Brighton)

              1. Catastrophe
                • 8 Years
                26 days, 5 hours ago

                Cheers. Just think one Liverpool asset isn't enough, doesn't feel right. Mau be best approach though.

          • chrisb182
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            26 days, 5 hours ago

            Hi guys, I have 2 free transfers but I’m considering taking an 8pt Hit with these transfers:

            Salah, Barkley, Perez, King
            >
            Mane, Martial, Ceballos, Pukki

            Will the 8pt hit be worth it?

            1. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
              • 5 Years
              26 days, 5 hours ago

              Nope.

              1. chrisb182
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                26 days, 3 hours ago

                Cheers for the simple response. Haha.

          • MikeStrutter
            • 4 Years
            26 days, 5 hours ago

            A) 3-4-3 with Barnes

            B) 3-5-2 with Mount

            Cheers.

          • Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            26 days, 5 hours ago

            Captain:

            A) Sterling (bou)
            B) Kane (NEW)

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

              Going with B

            2. Tshelby
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              26 days, 5 hours ago

              B

            3. cravencottage
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              26 days, 5 hours ago

              A

            4. Over Midwicket
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              26 days, 5 hours ago

              Raz.

            5. Toblerone52
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              26 days, 5 hours ago

              Sterling, would be Kane if I owned him

              1. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                26 days, 5 hours ago

                Both should haul bigly. Kane if you have both

            6. Hairy Potter
              • 4 Years
              26 days, 5 hours ago

              Going with A, but would captain B if I had him.

          • Toblerone52
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            26 days, 5 hours ago

            Did Perez and Wilson to Martial and Pukki last night, crazy to do VVD to AWB as well for a hit? Fancy United for a clean sheet or 2 over next few weeks

            Ryan
            TAA VVD Digne Zinchenko
            Sterling (c) Salah Siggy Martial
            Pukki Jota

            Bench: Woodman, Dendoncker, Lundstram, Wickham

            0.2ITB

            1. Over Midwicket
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              26 days, 5 hours ago

              I would.

            2. Zlatanzo
                26 days, 5 hours ago

                not for a hit, considering you don't need the funds for anything else at the moment

                1. Toblerone52
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  26 days, 5 hours ago

                  Yeah you're probably right. Will need the funds for KDB when I move for him next week but probably best to wait

              • Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                26 days, 5 hours ago

                I'm amazed that no one's commenting on how often VVD is in the oppo penalty box this season. Big mistake to get rid of big Virg imo.

                1. Toblerone52
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  26 days, 5 hours ago

                  He has looked a threat I agree. Double up is looking a bit ropey though at least until Allison is back...

            3. Over Midwicket
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              26 days, 5 hours ago

              Moura to Martial for a (-4)? Seems worth it, long term.

              1. Bubz
                • 6 Years
                26 days, 5 hours ago

                Could work out long term. Could also go horribly wrong if Lucas starts

              2. Tactical Focus
                • 3 Years
                26 days, 5 hours ago

                I'd personally keep Moura for the Newcastle game at least

              3. Toblerone52
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                26 days, 5 hours ago

                Long term yes, Short term maybe Lucas starts and hauls v Newcastle...

              4. cravencottage
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                26 days, 5 hours ago

                not this week

              5. But to who Chris Kamara
                • 2 Years
                26 days, 5 hours ago

                Yes

              6. DAVESAVES
                • 1 Year
                26 days, 5 hours ago

                Worth it.

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

              Tempted to sacrifice TAA to get in Martial. Also have vvd. Any advice?

              1. Toblerone52
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                26 days, 5 hours ago

                Wouldn't lose TAA, best attacking defender in the league, he will punish you!

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

                  Cheers, better to lose vvd instead?

              2. Tshelby
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                26 days, 5 hours ago

                I did Moura and Robbo to Laporte and Martial last night to beat the prices. Kinda regret the move cause TAA and Robbo still have amazing stats. So I wouldn't

              3. BobbyV
                • 6 Years
                26 days, 5 hours ago

                if for free...sacrifice VVD instead. More points potential for TAA imo. You can always get VVD back on a wildcard even though I will be opting for Laporte for the entire season

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

                  Thanks. Didn’t look at that option, but like the sound of it. Moves will be vvd barkley > martial Soyuncu for free.

            5. DAVESAVES
              • 1 Year
              26 days, 5 hours ago

              Perez&Wilson > KdB&Greenwood -4?

              1. cravencottage
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                26 days, 5 hours ago

                No. You are trading two starters for one, and not for a hit

                1. DAVESAVES
                  • 1 Year
                  26 days, 5 hours ago

                  Se below

              2. Tshelby
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                26 days, 5 hours ago

                Wouldn't want to transfer a player in that doesn't play

                1. DAVESAVES
                  • 1 Year
                  26 days, 5 hours ago

                  He’ll take the 3rd spot on bench. Dendonker/Montoya/Lundstram plays instead. Only way to get KDB

                  1. Tshelby
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    26 days, 5 hours ago

                    Don't like getting players who don't play not my way of playing this game. But if you really want KDB..

            6. Dr. Rog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              26 days, 5 hours ago

              What premiums you'll going with? - question goes to wildcarders and sensible folk alike.
              I'll define a premium for arguments sake as >6 def, >8 mid/fwd

              For me TAA, Mane, Sterling, KdB.

              1. Toblerone52
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                26 days, 5 hours ago

                I'd like those but Salah over Mane for me, Rashford or Martial look a good premium option and Digne as well if you classify him as premium

              2. Zenith UK
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                26 days, 5 hours ago

                Pickford
                Digne, Laporte, AWB, Lundstram
                Sterling, Martial, NDombele, KDB
                Rashford, Pukki

                McGovern, Pieters, Ceballos, Wickham

                My new WC team

            7. simong1
                26 days, 5 hours ago

                A, B or C?

                A) Roll 2FT
                B) Robbo & Perez > AWB & Martial (free)
                C) Robbo & King > AWB & Pukki (free)

                1. GreennRed
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  26 days, 5 hours ago

                  A

              • Rushford
                • 1 Year
                26 days, 5 hours ago

                Is it knee jerky to get rid of Leicester assets now? Sitting with Perez and Tielemans. Have a feeling it can be completely different in 2 GWs from now

                1. Toblerone52
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  26 days, 5 hours ago

                  Neither have looked great so far, I sold Perez, not too worried about the Sheffield game as they look a tough team to play, could easily haul v Bournemouth though...

                2. GARY AND JAMIE
                  • 5 Years
                  26 days, 5 hours ago

                  Sold Perez but if I go back it will likely be for Maddy - looks the catalyst for everything...

                3. tyron
                  • 4 Years
                  26 days, 4 hours ago

                  this is what i was pondering... but everyone seems to believe ridding them is the best bet smh

              • Keep Calm and Play On
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                26 days, 5 hours ago

                Can’t decide between getting in Kane or keeping KDB...any thoughts?

                1. GreennRed
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  26 days, 5 hours ago

                  Both

                2. Kung Fu Football
                  • 4 Years
                  26 days, 5 hours ago

                  Wouldn't be losing KDB full stop tbh.

                3. Zlatanzo
                    26 days, 5 hours ago

                    keep kdb, not worth the hassle of rearranging funds when kdb is just as popular right now

                4. OptimusBlack
                  • 6 Years
                  26 days, 5 hours ago

                  Son would play v.s Newcastle ?

                  1. BlzE_94
                    • 5 Years
                    26 days, 5 hours ago

                    yeah should do

                  2. Kung Fu Football
                    • 4 Years
                    26 days, 5 hours ago

                    Likely starter but prefer KDB in that bracket as of now.

                  3. Iggy pop
                    • 2 Years
                    26 days, 5 hours ago

                    likely start on the bench as he hasn't played in a while

                5. Goat
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  26 days, 5 hours ago

                  Talk about a herd mentality. All teams similar GW1 and now all wildcarding. Great to see it. If not wildcarding then already used transfers and taking hits on a Monday/Tuesday. Absolute sheep. Does anyone play their own way anymore?

                  1. Toblerone52
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    26 days, 5 hours ago

                    Price rises have necessitated a lot of early moves... I think it's okay to be aggressive in early weeks but as long as it's best for your team 🙂

                    1. GreennRed
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      26 days, 5 hours ago

                      No players or teams can have form in two games. Better of taking a few hits at this stage, wildcard will km be much more valuable after a couple of months when the boys and men, football wise, are clear.

                      1. Toblerone52
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        26 days, 5 hours ago

                        Yeah I'm not advocating wildcard, too early for me personally happy to do a few hits or use transfers, but every team is different 🙂

                  2. BobbyV
                    • 6 Years
                    26 days, 5 hours ago

                    thanks Goat

                  3. Iggy pop
                    • 2 Years
                    26 days, 5 hours ago

                    Everyone chasing last weeks points!

                  4. SADIO SANÉ
                    • 4 Years
                    26 days, 5 hours ago

                    taking hits on a Monday/Tuesday (if you have playing bench players) has always been my own game 😀 I'd recommend it tbh

                  5. Prisoner B5160-8
                    • 1 Year
                    26 days, 5 hours ago

                    Your team full of differentials?

                    1. Goat
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      26 days, 5 hours ago

                      No just a team I picked to set me up for 6-8 weeks. Not picking the likes of Perez and double Bournemouth to lead me to want to waste a WC this early in the season.

                      1. Wild Rover
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        26 days, 5 hours ago

                        You are amazing

                        1. Goat
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          26 days, 4 hours ago

                          TY

                        2. Fitzy.
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          26 days, 4 hours ago

                          And no linked team of course...

                      2. Prisoner B5160-8
                        • 1 Year
                        26 days, 4 hours ago

                        I've got double Bournemouth (Wilson & King)

                        I'm not wildcarding until December.

                  6. Zlatanzo
                      26 days, 5 hours ago

                      If you're that happy with your team good on you

                    • Wild Rover
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      26 days, 4 hours ago

                      Ridiculous generalisations.

                      1. Goat
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        26 days, 4 hours ago

                        Go on Twitter. Most accounts wildcarding or strongly considering it!

                        1. GARY AND JAMIE
                          • 5 Years
                          26 days, 4 hours ago

                          Twitter is a classic breeding ground for those with little patience or tolerance and demanding instant gratification in a me me me fashion.

                    • Dr. Rog
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      26 days, 4 hours ago

                      I play another game without the transfer rises feature and you play that completely different. The transfer market creates the herd mentally because building (and protecting) team value is incredibly important for the 2nd half of the season.

                      In this game I'm bringing in Barnes & Pukki, I'm fairly confident both are poor to average picks benefitting from statistical variance. Make bank and move on.

                      In the other game the strategy is about maximising points. My transfers are more long term, minimising hits and I'm bringing in Kean & Haller as I genuinely think they are the mid-priced strikers to own if you look over the next 10 GWs.

                    • Over Midwicket
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      26 days, 4 hours ago

                      Woke up on the wrong side of the bed I see

                      1. Wild Rover
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        26 days, 4 hours ago

                        More like crapping himself over everyone else wildcarding and getting a big jump

                        1. Goat
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          26 days, 4 hours ago

                          Only need use 1 of my 2 FT’s. Looks like everyone is crapping themselves and using their WC (water closet) though

                  7. Zenith UK
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    26 days, 5 hours ago

                    I've gone from;
                    Ederson
                    TAA, Digne, Walker, KWP
                    Richar, Moura, Salah (C), Wilshere, Tielemans
                    Haller

                    McGovern, VVD, Greenwood, Wilson

                    To (with 3M in the bank);
                    Pickford
                    Digne, Laporte, AWB, Lundstram
                    Sterling, Martial, NDombele, KDB
                    Rashford, Pukki

                    McGovern, Pieters, Ceballos, Wickham

                    1. Kung Fu Football
                      • 4 Years
                      26 days, 4 hours ago

                      My prediction is that it won't be long before you're missing Pool?

                      1. Zenith UK
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        26 days, 4 hours ago

                        That's what the 3M in the bank is for 🙂

                        1. Kung Fu Football
                          • 4 Years
                          26 days, 4 hours ago

                          Are you a Utd fan by any chance with the triple up? Not a huge fan of double Utd attack at all tbh, they just don't look threatening enough final 3rd. Don't see how 3M is gonna get you one of Salah/Mane without losing one of Sterling/KDB which you're unlikely to want to do over the coming weeks with those fixtures?

                  8. Kung Fu Football
                    • 4 Years
                    26 days, 5 hours ago

                    Wilson, Moura, Perez > Pukki, KDB, McGinn -4? Yay or nay? Thanks.

                    1. Over Midwicket
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      26 days, 4 hours ago

                      Hell yes

                  9. Pillson
                    • 1 Year
                    26 days, 5 hours ago

                    which UTD defender would you want:

                    A) Wan B
                    B) Maguire
                    C) I wouldn't want a UTD defender

                    I have 2FT's. Wanting to bring in Martial for Fraser. Current defence is TAA, Vvd, Digne, Zinc, Lund. Looking to downgrade Robbo to find the extra 0.2Mn for Martial, so happy for other suggested defenders up to £6.8mn

                    1. GreennRed
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      26 days, 5 hours ago

                      C

                    2. Zenith UK
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      26 days, 4 hours ago

                      Wan BAPsaka

                    3. Pillson
                      • 1 Year
                      26 days, 4 hours ago

                      The TAA in my defence is actually Robbo.

                      Thanks both, not very conclusive so far

                  10. corderz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    26 days, 5 hours ago

                    Pope Button
                    TAA Robbo Digne Montoya Lundstram
                    Salah Sterling Fraser Perez Drinkwater
                    Vardy King Greenwood

                    A) Robbo + Fraser > VVD + Martial
                    B) King + Fraser > Pukki + Mount
                    C) King + Fraser + Robbo > Pukki + Martial + VVD