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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. Martial FC
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Roberston being sold by so many..

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Gets a few assists that will reverse.

  2. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 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
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Wouldn’t sell Trossard with form and fixture

  3. Mini Mahouse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Martial captain, anyone else? (No Kane)

    1. lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 18 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
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

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

    3. Dirtymeercat666
      3 months, 18 days ago

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

  4. Fuddled FC
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 18 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
      3 months, 18 days ago

      What's the matter mate

      1. Fuddled FC
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Suspected broken foot. Nothing too serious, just painful

        1. GARY AND JAMIE
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Yellow or amber flag?

          1. Fuddled FC
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Ha. Amber.

  5. Tmel
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Better move to facilitate Wilson > Kane?

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

    1. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      B

    2. Dirtymeercat666
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Would be tempted by b

  6. Oooo Matron
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 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
      3 months, 18 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
      3 months, 18 days ago

      I must admit B looks a nice team.

  7. Obi Wan Elokobi
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

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

    1. OLLY G
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      C

  8. Jammydodger2018
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 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
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Very nice, would like to see some united only criticism

      1. Jammydodger2018
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 18 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
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Déja vu...

  9. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 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
      3 months, 18 days ago

      No way

  10. Winners900
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

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

    1. Obi Wan Elokobi
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Fixture proof

    2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Because he can score against everyone everywhere

    3. Earn your Spurs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      They only look back not ahead

      1. Earn your Spurs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Like driving using your rearview mirror

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

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

          1. IRBOX ⚽
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Well that’s not true now

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 18 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
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Benteke did it at Villa

      2. Mini Mahouse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 18 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
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 18 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
        3 months, 18 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
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 18 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
        3 months, 18 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
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 18 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
      3 months, 18 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
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Chasing points
      Chasing team value

      Ah, and also he is good

    7. IRBOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Form over fixtures and the eye test is just so sexy

    8. La vida FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Chelsea look weak at the back

      There are hardly any decent strikers this year

      His stats are amazing. Shot machine

  11. Lord Flashheart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

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

  12. SomersetSpur
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 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

  13. Barnes Owl
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 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
      3 months, 18 days ago

      God yes

    2. nod_dinho
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 18 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.

  14. Earn your Spurs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

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

  15. La vida FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Start

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

    ?

    1. OLLY G
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Defo C

  16. Riggs
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 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
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Awb barnes

  17. JustWatching
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

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

    Please do rate my team!

  18. JJeyy
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    KDB and VVD

    Or

    Son and Laporte

    Which pair long term?

    1. Earn your Spurs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Kdband vvd

    2. OLLY G
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

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

    3. SheBangsTheDrums
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      A all day

    4. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      KdB & LaPorte

      to climb rank use Cheat code: CITY

  19. OLLY G
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    (A) Laporte and 4.5m

    (B) Zinc and AWB

    1. Obi Wan Elokobi
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      A

    2. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      B by a long way

  20. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 18 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
      3 months, 18 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
      3 months, 18 days ago

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

    3. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      *you can start *

    4. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 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
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 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
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 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.

  21. rozzo
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 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
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 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
      3 months, 18 days ago

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

    3. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

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

  22. SheBangsTheDrums
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 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
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Yes. Good moves.

    2. jonasloc
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

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

  23. Lord of Ings
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 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
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Not for -4 imo.

  24. Lord of Ings
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

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

    1. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Don't like siggy not at 8mill

  25. Enes_Sahini1
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 days ago

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

    1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Why not mount ?

      1. Enes_Sahini1
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 18 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
          3 months, 18 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
      3 months, 18 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

  26. Tmel
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Best 4.5 or under defender?

    1. OLLY G
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Lundstram.

  27. Winners900
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Who to transfer out for Pukki?

    A) King
    B) Wilson

    Cheers

    1. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Wilson.

  28. jonasloc
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

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

    Cheers

  29. pablo discobar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 18 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

  30. AFC49
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Pérez >

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