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How to handle FPL bandwagons in early Gameweeks

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This week, Joe is joined by Az and David to discuss the key Fantasy Premier League talking points ahead of Gameweek 3.

The next round of action is an important one for Fantasy managers as many will be wielding their two free transfers.

Already bandwagons have begun to form, so our Scoutcasters will be discussing how best to approach these.

Naturally, Teemu Pukki (£6.7m) is a prime example after he scored a hat-trick in Gameweek 2.

However, we will also be examining Liverpool assets after a lacklustre start to the season at both ends of the pitch.

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 2

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  1. Rashford FC
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Roberston being sold by so many..

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Gets a few assists that will reverse.

  2. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Thoughts?

    Do I need Man U or more City

    Laporte, AWB, Harry M, Martial either Montoya or Trossard on the block?

    Pope
    Virgil, Digne, KWP, Montoya
    Salah, Sterling, Trossard, Cebellos
    Pukki, Kane

    Button, Lundstram, Dendo, Greenwood

    2.9 itb

    1. Riders of Yohan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Wouldn’t sell Trossard with form and fixture

  3. Mini Mahouse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Martial captain, anyone else? (No Kane)

    1. lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      I won't..even though martial has 2 in 2, palace are rarely the team that gets hammered.. sterling or Salah over him

    2. Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Currently on him
      Can’t believe I will have the guts to see it through thou...

    3. Dirtymeercat666
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Not a bad shout. I’m currently on Rashford - may bottle it though!

    4. Fuddled FC
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      I've been waiting in A&E for over 3 hours now.

      Thank God for fantasy football scout 🙂

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 25 days ago

        What's the matter mate

        1. Fuddled FC
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Suspected broken foot. Nothing too serious, just painful

          1. GARY AND JAMIE
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 25 days ago

            Yellow or amber flag?

            1. Fuddled FC
              • 8 Years
              10 months, 25 days ago

              Ha. Amber.

    5. Tmel
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Better move to facilitate Wilson > Kane?

      a) Salah > KDB
      b) Robertson/TAA > 4.5

      1. Freddiebell
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        B

      2. Dirtymeercat666
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Would be tempted by b

      3. Oooo Matron
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Team A (current) or B (wildcard)

        A)
        Pope
        TAA Van Dijk Digne Lundstrom Montoya
        Sterling Salah Martial
        Kane King

        Subs: Dendoncker, Wickham, Drinkwater

        B)
        Pope
        Maguire Mina Soyuncu Montoya
        Sterling Mane Martial KDB
        Kane Pukki

        Subs: Wickham, Cantwell, Lundstrom

        1. Burger_and_Chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Whilst the B midfield and attack is attractive I'd stick with A. Better squad balance overall/flexible to change. Save WC

        2. Freddiebell
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          I must admit B looks a nice team.

      4. Obi Wan Elokobi
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Who to bench out of the following
        A)Lundstram
        B)Dunk
        C)Suyuncu

        1. OLLY G
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          C

      5. Destroyer of teams
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Bottomed

        WC team on 142

        Ryan Button

        Dunk Dinge VVD KWP Lundstram

        Mane Sterling KDB Mount Cantwell

        Kane Pukki Greenwood

        Any changes?

        Wanted Martial but just not possible

        1. La vida FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Very nice, would like to see some united only criticism

          1. Destroyer of teams
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 25 days ago

            Agreed but just can’t do it, maybe Digne to Coleman KWP to WanB?

            1. G-Whizz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 2 Years
              10 months, 25 days ago

              Déja vu...

      6. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Would you WC this team:

        Henderson 4.0 (worried about the keeper)
        TAA Robbo zinc Digne rico
        Salah sterling martial Perez donkey
        Jota Pukki Greenwood

        Feel like getting KDB is an important move whilst double pool defence isn’t offering the value currently,
        Perez seems a poor option and Henderson fixtures worry me (no longer seeing the save points coming in)

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 25 days ago

          No way

      7. Winners900
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Why are people getting Pukki when he got Chelsea, City 2/3 next games?

        1. Obi Wan Elokobi
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Fixture proof

        2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Because he can score against everyone everywhere

        3. Earn your Spurs
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          They only look back not ahead

          1. Earn your Spurs
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 25 days ago

            Like driving using your rearview mirror

            1. Ginkapo FPL
              • 8 Years
              10 months, 25 days ago

              You joke, but you should look in the rearview more than forwards on a motorway....

              1. IRBOX ⚽
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                10 months, 25 days ago

                Well that’s not true now

        4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Say he gets 15-20 goals - a superb season for any striker newly promoted

          That gives him 11-16 goals in next 36 games

          Say he gets those in 10-15 games

          That’s 20-25 blanks in next 36

          He’s likely going to start blanking soon

          Or who knows, maybe he’ll score 25 and setup 10 or 15!

          1. Obi Wan Elokobi
            • 8 Years
            10 months, 25 days ago

            Benteke did it at Villa

          2. Mini Mahouse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            10 months, 25 days ago

            This argument is terrible. So you're saying since he's already scored 4, he must stop scoring soon?
            So what, if he wouldn't have scored anything, would you think it's more likely that he'll score more soon?

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              10 months, 25 days ago

              Not quite - of course if he does a Kevin Phillips and gets 30 goals then he could well continue scoring almost every game... but if he falls into the very upper end of what a newly promoted championship striker generally delivers (15-20 goals) then he has quite a few blanks coming up in his next 36... and with no Adrian or Newcastle in his next few fixtures it’s. It a huge stretch to see a few of those blanks kicking in shortly

              All it’s & buts

              And timing 😉

          3. Connor's Calling
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            10 months, 25 days ago

            That could be another 168 points from here...[16 x 8 (assuming 16 x 4+2+2 if he scores) + 20 x 2 if he blanks] ...I’d take that for a sub 7m striker...!!

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              10 months, 25 days ago

              He scored in GW1 & didn’t get 8 so 168 could be on the high side - and he could also get 200 points, or more... or less

          4. Il Papera
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 25 days ago

            If he plays the next 36 games, you’ve got 72 points. If he scores 10 more, you’ve got 40 points. Assuming he assists 5 goals, there’s another 15 points. If the bonus system is kind, you might get another 15 points from that. That would be 152 which is a good return. Take off 12 points for early subs and yellows and even 140 more points isn’t bad.

            Sterling blanked a lot last season but still was essential.

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              10 months, 25 days ago

              Of course, you just have to be ok with him getting a lot of blanks, which he will in all likelihood - it’s not a huge stretch to see him blanking in 20-25 of his next 36, and still getting 140-ish in those 36

              It’s all about timing 😉

        5. Mini Mahouse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Surely this Chelsea defence is not the biggest worry ini the world?
          Except for City, his fixtures are good, and he looks like great value for this price (which will be over 7 in few weeks is my guess)

        6. Lord Flashheart
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Chasing points
          Chasing team value

          Ah, and also he is good

        7. IRBOX ⚽
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Form over fixtures and the eye test is just so sexy

        8. La vida FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Chelsea look weak at the back

          There are hardly any decent strikers this year

          His stats are amazing. Shot machine

      8. Lord Flashheart
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        A Haller to Rashford -4
        B king to Rashford -4
        C keep both, no hit. I have martial.

      9. SomersetSpur
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Advice please - zinchenk + Moura to AWB & martial
        Or Moura & c Wilson to martial & pukki

        Current team Heaton ( button)
        Coleman, zinchenk, taa, dunk (Lund)
        Salah sterling kdb dendink Moura
        Wilson jota wickhsm

      10. Barnes Owl
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Would you WC this lot?

        Ryan - Button
        Robertson - VVD - Maguire - Digne - Rico
        Salah - Sterling - Perez - Fraser - McGinn
        Wilson - Adams - Greenwood

        Have 2FT and 0.0itb. Can't decide whether to bite the bullet and WC or just drop Adams/Fraser/Robbo for a -4 and bring in KBD/Rash or Pukki..

        1. Freddiebell
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          God yes

        2. nod_dinho
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Solid defense which everyone on WC is neglecting. Wilson > Pukki, Fraser to KDB and make up the difference with one of the defenders. KDB looks essential, has form and the fixtures. Wait on adams, could ship him out for Barnes later on but not for a hit.

      11. Earn your Spurs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Isn't it so nice that the season has finally started and properly got under way 🙂

      12. La vida FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Start

        A) Dendonker (BUR)
        B) King (mci)
        C) Lundstram (LEI)

        ?

        1. OLLY G
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Defo C

      13. Riggs
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 25 days ago

        If you need to choose between AWB, Mount, Barnes - Which two will you choose?

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Awb barnes

      14. JustWatching
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Pope, Button
        van Dijk, Coleman, Zinchenko, Söyüncü, Lundstram
        Sterling, Mané, Martial, Mount, Dendoncker
        Kane, Pukki, Maupay

        Please do rate my team!

      15. JJeyy
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        KDB and VVD

        Or

        Son and Laporte

        Which pair long term?

        1. Earn your Spurs
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Kdband vvd

        2. OLLY G
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Veey tough but l think SL. Pool's defence is looking ropey and their fixtures aren't great.

        3. SheBangsTheDrums
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          A all day

        4. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          KdB & LaPorte

          to climb rank use Cheat code: CITY

      16. OLLY G
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        (A) Laporte and 4.5m

        (B) Zinc and AWB

        1. Obi Wan Elokobi
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          A

        2. George Agdgdgwngo
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          B by a long way

      17. Dr. Rog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Refute my WC Team

        Pope 4
        Digne Awb Zink 4 4
        Sterling Mane KdB Martial Mount
        Rashford Pukki 4.5

        1. Freddiebell
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          You need Kane or Son. I personally wouldn't have both Rashford and Martial. Keep Martial and get rid of Rashford and try and get Kane in somehow.

        2. Freddiebell
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          To can start by downgrading mount. He'll be rotated wit Barkley soon.

        3. Freddiebell
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          *you can start *

        4. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Kane is far from essential such a trap pick
          Mount to Son is a 3.5m gap - bridge too far

          the variant I would consider here is Rashford --> Barnes and spreading the 2mln on Salah & KwP

        5. Bird Raymond
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          If your team link is up to date then crazy to wildcard just yet. 30k and 2ft. Have you pressed the button yet?

        6. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          I don't like the Martial / Rashford double-up, personally. Not sure if United will score enough goals.

          Otamendi over Zinchenko in the short term too.

      18. rozzo
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Do FPL need to re-classify the positions of Salah, Mane, Sterling etc to strikers?

        Would it make it more enjoyable?

        You could argue they are not out and out strikers but, for me anyway, not sure how others feel, the way things are currently I have no interest in the strikers this year.

        I would play 460 if i could

        Big fan of Auba in real life, 2 games, 2 goals, yet "only" 12 points, 6 points a match, no bonus.

        I know its only 2 games but when you have midfielders capable of 20 goals, 10 assists and 15 clean sheets a season why would you even look at mr goal a game Auba

        Anyone elses enjoyment suffering cos of lack of choice striker wise compared to midfield?

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          It’s a good point. I don’t think they need to be playing centre forward to be considered a forward. Would be a great move to have anyone the farthest forward in a 433 or 442 classified as a forward in FPL

        2. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Strikers get too heavily penalised for shots off target and dispossessions imo

        3. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          yes they do, all of these teams play some variant of 4-3-3
          its massively distorted the game

      19. SheBangsTheDrums
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Yay or Nay to these (-4)?

        Out; Robbo, Perez, King

        In: Zinchenko, Martial, Pukki

        1. OLLY G
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Yes. Good moves.

        2. jonasloc
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Would save the hit by delaying the King > Pukki swap.

      20. Lord of Ings
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Ayoze pereZ to Mason mount or nay?
        Or Ayoze to trossard?
        Both for -4.

        1. OLLY G
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Not for -4 imo.

      21. Lord of Ings
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        RMT please
        Pope Heaton
        TAA Tarkowski Diop lundstram ake
        Kdb salah siggy Perez dendoncker
        King Kane Jimenez

        1. Freddiebell
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Don't like siggy not at 8mill

      22. Enes_Sahini1
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 25 days ago

        My 2 free transfers were Perez, King > Pukki Ceballos good or not?

        1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Why not mount ?

          1. Enes_Sahini1
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 25 days ago

            Ceballos seemed to play really well and I reckon will start week in week out unless injured

            1. Dr. Rog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              10 months, 25 days ago

              agree more nailed long term, but Mount nailed for the short term given he is lampards boy and just scored + great performance. he cant be dropped at the moment

        2. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Ceballos seems great, but Mounts stats and fixtures are better.
          Reluctantly I think im going Mount, also because the switch would be easier later on

      23. Tmel
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Best 4.5 or under defender?

        1. OLLY G
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Lundstram.

      24. Winners900
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Who to transfer out for Pukki?

        A) King
        B) Wilson

        Cheers

        1. Freddiebell
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Wilson.

      25. jonasloc
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        2FT
        Thoughts on Perez & Robbo -> Martial & AWB?
        Got VVD.

        Cheers

      26. pablo discobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        GK Pope or Adrian
        DEF AWB, Walker Pieters, Soyuncu, Lunstrum, Kelly
        MID Salah, Sterling, KDB, Martial, Cantwell
        FWD Kane, Pukey, Greenwood

        Defence is fine fixture wise up to GW 8 where I think a Chelsea is needed and known who partners Rudiger.

        If Salah looks close to a fall in price soon after deadline I could go Mane instead and have Digne/Mina over KWP

        Leaves .3 in bank in case Pukey is not the chosen one and Kean kicks on at Everton.

        How I'm looking? Cheers

      27. AFC49
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Pérez >

        A.) Mount
        B.) McGinn
        C.) Grealish