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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. @FPLDIARYFPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    When are price rises??

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Less than 3 hours if consistent.

      1. @FPLDIARYFPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        just enough time to squeeze in FML FPL before making my moved then

        1. Lord Tachanka
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Good pod that one!

  2. Steirish
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Dunk or montoya?

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Dunk

    2. Orion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Montoya looking great so him for me

    3. Lukakuna
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Mon

    4. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Have switched from Montoya to Dunk. BPS magnet and more goal threat.

    5. Dirtymeercat666
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Montoya for me

      • Cantwell on these things.
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Put a banging dunk on it

    6. Lukakuna
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Should I do Wood to Pukki for a hit tonight? 🙂

      Yes/No?

      1. Orion
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Yeah

      2. Dirtymeercat666
          2 months, 29 days ago

          I’m not sure I’d do it for a hit

      3. Mr. Wizard
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Hi All, after 8 years I’m steering away from this incredible forum, I get too addicted! All the very best with your squads for this year!!!

        1. @FPLDIARYFPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          night. see you tomorrow.

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            😆

        2. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Good luck to ya mate!

          Gone for good or just taking it more casual this year?

          1. Mr. Wizard
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Taking it more casual - less competitive. No doubt I’ll be return soon...

        3. Orion
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Give this guys a feedback and sign for membership 😉

        4. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Yeah, I've been on here too often of late. Once the wildcard is out of the way, then I can return to normality 🙂

          Hope you still get to enjoy FPL.

          1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            So much this!

        5. wulfranian
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          You too!

      4. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        I must be one of very few team playing 3 strikers?

        Kane - Firmino - Pukki

        One advantage is a full playing bench, although that's probably overkill at this stage of the season.

        1. Kim Jong Kün
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          I've been considering it.
          Since the mega-Defence template has been broken, why not totally shatter it?

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Yep, we only get a small window to try something different before others follow suit so I'm taking advantage of Adrian starting to cover the Liverpool defence and spend fund elsewhere.

            1. Regin
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Exactly what I did in my WC gw2. Got mane also. Plus pukki and lundstram. Jumped 2m places to 160k

              1. Twisted Saltergater
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                nice! wish i'd acted earlier but needed to keep 2 x FT's to bring in Sterling.

                1. Regin
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 29 days ago

                  I got sterling also on WC and got rid of useless assist the assister b silva

        2. SoccerBoi69
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Kane + Firmino over Mane + Son saves 0.5m, gives you a full playing squad, and takes away the risk of Son's minutes. Will it get more points though...? Iunno.

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            That was my thought process too, now it's whether Firmino assists the assister or gets in the points. Feeling strangely good about it, so let's see.

            1. SoccerBoi69
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              It could be just because I'm wanting to see it, but he seems more involved further up the pitch so far. The only problem being there aren't as many one move escape routes from either. Aub/Lac Jesus, that's it isn't it? Son + Firmino could just be a stretch too far. Love a bargain me.

              1. Twisted Saltergater
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                The stats back it up, albeit it has only been two games. I really like Lacazette's value and think he'll do well, so will likely swap for him after the Spurs game. All depends on Firmino!

        3. wulfranian
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          I have Wilson-Rashford-Wesley and i will probably do Wilson->Jimenez but theere are not so many good options up front.Though,i will give 2-3 games to Wesley.Haller is a decent pick.

        4. Regin
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          No me too. Rashford pukki jota

        5. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Kane Pukki Jota here

          Jota is feeling a bit iffy with Wolves schedule and may go for a City defender soon. My one week 2 WC regret really.

        6. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Regin, Pingi - really like the Jota pick but I'm waiting until after the Napoli fixture.

          Generally, I struggle with mids and strikers around 6.5m as I know that buys me a VVD if I use those funds in defence. So I've gone premium up front and in midfield except for Martial and Ceballos.

          1. Regin
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            If u r on WC, u can wait and see.

        7. Danno - Emre Canada
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Yeah I’m playing 3, got Kane, Pukki and Wesley, although Wesley If does t step up this week......

      5. Drip Doctor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Mane potentially rising

        1. Kante FC
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          You reckon he’ll rise tonight?

          1. SoccerBoi69
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            No.

      6. paddym25
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        i am really torn between keeping perez for his next two fixtures, versus transferring him out for martial this gwk for -4

        i sense this is something that will define my early season
        .

        what do you think - should i do it?

        1. Jimbo-Jones
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          I’m looking at it, but dropping a striker before Sheffield and Bournemouth feels like something you could end up kicking yourself over.

          1. paddym25
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            i know what you mean.. but sheffield have a decent defence, and who knows, after recent performances, perez may not even start right?

          2. Regin
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            And playing rubbish palace at home?

      7. matthew_1991
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Already used my 2 FT's, is it worth Jota to Pukki for a -4?

        1. Orion
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Keep Jota

          1. Kante FC
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            This. Good chance he produces a return vs BUR

        2. RFCSPACE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          I'm in the same position. Decided on staying with Jota.

        3. Regin
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          At home to burnley u gotta give jota a chance. I got both pukki and jota by the way

        4. Dirtymeercat666
            2 months, 29 days ago

            I’d keep Jota for now

        5. Jimbo-Jones
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Was looking at Robertson & Perez -> WanB & Martial, but just noticed Robinson’s injury. With Martial price rise I feel I have to act tonight.

          Robbo & Robbo -> Martial & 4.9 (Soyuncu?)?

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            You could go Matip.....

            1. Regin
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              No way. Matip and Gomez and possibly taa could rotate

        6. The EJJ
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Jota -> Pukki worth it for a -4? Thinking not currently, Europa League with Jota does worry me though.

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Nah

          2. Orion
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Jota will play 95% of PL games imo...

        7. arndff_
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          a) Fraser > Martial

          b) Fraser, Perez > KdB, McGinn (-4)

          ?

          1. OldBenKenobi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Think I’d rather do B

          2. PascalCygan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Both good options, maybe edge towards A

          3. Lukakuna
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            A

        8. MikeLowrey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Perez to KDB for a hit - Y or N?

          1. Lukakuna
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Nah Perez has good fixtures

          2. Dreadful
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Y

          3. Hint
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 29 days ago

            For sure

        9. OldBenKenobi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Perez and King > Mount and Pukki for free?

          Yay or nay?

        10. Ron Swanson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Is Perez dropping tonight?

          If so, I need a 5.5 (ish) midfield to downgrade him to.

          1. OldBenKenobi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            McGinn or Ceballos

          2. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 29 days ago

            McGinn for me

            Very much last week's pick but he looked quite okay last time out and should tick over.Don't see many 3 pointers mind.

        11. Cookie Kid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Is either Barnes or Pukki on pens?

          1. Dreadful
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Barnes is

        12. PascalCygan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Worth a -4?

          A) Robbo & Moura > Shaw & Martial
          B) Robbo & Moura > Soyuncu & KdB
          C) Hold 1FT

          Ederson - McGovern
          Robbo VVD Digne Montoya - Rico
          Salah Sterling Moura McGinn - Dendoncker
          Vardy King - Greenwood

          Thanks!

        13. Dynamic Duos
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Going to lose value on King and Perez most probably , but will probably replace them with Pukki and Ceballos gwk4. Good moves ?

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Depends on GW3.

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              This will cost -4 , but would you do Perez to Mount -4 for gwk3?

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                If you think Perez will fail, sure.

                1. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 29 days ago

                  or no as below suggests.

          2. Orion
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Think that both are great options considering values

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              But would you have Mount instead of Ceballos?

        14. Lallana
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Need some funds, which move?

          1) Lucas>Mount
          2) Lucas>Harry Wilson [Punt]
          3) Trent>Wan Bissaka
          4) VVD>Montoya

          1. Lukakuna
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            1

          2. Dreadful
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Not 2

          3. Ray In Bruges.
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            3 since you've got VVD

        15. Ray In Bruges.
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Pope - Ryan
          Robertson - Ake - Montoya - Diop - Lundstram
          Salah - KDB - Fraser - Barkley - Dendoncker
          Aubameyang - Wilson - Kean

          Fraser + Kean > Martial + Pukki (-4)

          Worth the hit?

        16. Freshy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Which do ya like?
          A - Salah / Martial / Rashford - £0.2m Bank
          or
          B - Mané / Ndombele / Kane - £0.4m Bank

        17. ‘Tis the Season
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Not sure whether to WC
          Current after using 2ft and a hit
          Pope
          Robbo* WanB* KWP Coleman
          Sterling Salah martial moura*
          Pukki vardy*

          To

          Pope
          Virgil* walker* kwp Coleman
          Sterling Salah martial trossard
          Pukki Kane*

          Question to, do you get the -4returned after WC?

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            No hits if using WC.

            1. ‘Tis the Season
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Thx TM

            2. Ray In Bruges.
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Can we still join LMS this season?

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                Yeah, it's open atm. Need at least 66(1) and 35(2)

        18. Iceball
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Adams probably dropping this week (at -99%) and Pukki rising tonight and again later in the week...
          Pukki with tougher fixture but so much better stats...
          so Adams to Pukki -4 and get it over with?

          1. ddfc
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            I think youve talked yourself into it 😉

          2. Ray In Bruges.
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            I've taken the hit for Pukki, I think it's worth it.

        19. MattSmitty
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          A. Siggy > Martial
          B. Keep Siggy and have 2 FT next week

          Own Rashford already. Cheers

          1. Orion
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Keep Siggy one more week at least

        20. ddfc
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Will Digne play this weekend?

        21. Dynamic Duos
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Perez to Mount -4?

          1. Orion
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Nah

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              So Perez to Ceballos -4 gwk4, either way I will be losing Perez for -4

              1. Orion
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                Yeah, Ceballos is looking a better prospect from here on than Pérez

                1. Dynamic Duos
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 29 days ago

                  It's between Mount and Ceballos I need to decide

          2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Not for a hit no

        22. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          On a wildcard. Which option would you prefer

          A) Pukki, Mane, Ceballos,KWP, Soyuncu (3-5-2)
          B) Pukki, Rashford, Ceballos, TAA, Zinchenko (3-4-3)
          C) Rashford, Mount, Ceballos, TAA Digne (3-5-2)

          Last three defenders are AWB Lundstram Kelly

        23. Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Why Kane and Martial over Son and Rash?

          1. Orion
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Kane cause of penalty’s, Martial great OOP nailed option

          2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Kane more explosive and Martial playing on top?

            1. Regin
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Rash on penalties since Pogba missed and son awesome player?

          3. Tsparkes10
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Son may play up top and Rash on pens. Would say they are more explosive tbh. And money ITB, hmm

          4. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Captaincy

            Kane allows you to reach Auba and perhaps the forgotten man Kun. They're captain options.

            Son could get you kdB but not for long I imagine. But if you have Sterling he's not captain material really.

            1. Tsparkes10
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 29 days ago

              True. I'd be happy captaining son against Palace or Southampton tbh. Prefer Sterling or Salah next few over Kane anyways.

            2. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              this

        24. Iceball
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          When is Aurier expected back? KWP safe couple of weeks or would you go with Boly?

          1. ddfc
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            i think he is safe

        25. Ray In Bruges.
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Barkley to Mount for a hit?

          1. Orion
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            No, not for Mount... Ceballos looking great imo

        26. Flynny
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Hi....is it worth hitting wildcard tonight?

          Current team with 1ft

          Pope
          Robbo vvd digne guilbert rico
          Salah sterling fraser perez trossard
          Pukki jota wickham

          Wildcard team

          Pope
          VVD AWB coleman soyuncu lundstram
          Sterling mane kdb martial dendonker
          Rashford pukki wickham

          1. Orion
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            I would keep Salah

          2. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            No need to WC - Perhaps Fraser to Mount and Guilbert to AWB and think you will be fine.

            1. Flynny
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Cheers