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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. corderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Drinkwater > Can't well for - 4 before price rise?

    1. Maddamotha
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Nah

    2. thepeen555
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Cantwell seems to be playing

    3. Dele
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Cantwell playing better than Ozil, I would.

    4. roflbeard
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      bit of a killer but I would make the move

    5. Robin Van Persie (C)
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Just do it mate

  2. Maddamotha
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    KDB or Kane?

    1. Jigger & Pony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Both on a WC
      If on FTs, KdB priority

      1. Dele
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        This

    2. Riders of Yohan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Having the exact same dilemma. I’m choosing Kane as I don’t need a hit to get him in

    3. Maddamotha
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Both for free. Getting Kane means losing Robbo and Wilson. Getting KDB means losing Wilson and Fraser

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

        In that case, KdB

  3. mcgrejam
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Why are people selling Salah??

    1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      cos he blanked and someone else didnt

    2. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Chopping him up into KDB and Martial sized pieces

      1. mcgrejam
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        This is my WC team...I’ve fitted him in!

        Pope
        Mina, AWB, Zinchenko
        Ceballos, KDB, Sterling, Salah, Martial
        Pukki, Rashford

        Only playing subs are Kelly

    3. Jigger & Pony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Mane could match him
      Unlikely to captain him much in those fixtures

    4. Eriksen Maestro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      (C) for me

    5. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      To accommodate Kane and KDB

    6. Trossard or not Trossard
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Don't get me wrong, I'd go Mané over Salah but I don't see the point of actually spending a transfer on Salah out. Sure, he blanked last game but it's Salah.

      1. No Professionals
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Agree with this. Mane works in a wildcard, but I wouldn't do it as a ft or hit.

      2. thepeen555
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        I agree with this. No point in a transfer. I planned my wc and moved Mané in through that.

        wouldnt have wasted a Ft on that move

  4. Jo72
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    I have decided to use my Wild Card as my team was so shitty, could you give me your comments?

    Pope - Ryan
    Van Dijk - Wan Bisaka - Mina - Pieters & Lundstram
    Mane - Sterling - KDB - Mount - Ceballos
    Rashford - Pukki - Wickham

    1. Jigger & Pony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Missing Kane

      1. Goonsquad245
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        How would you get him in to this team?

        1. Jigger & Pony
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Rashford > Kane
          VVD > 4.5 (Soyuncu)
          Ryan > Button

        2. Jammydodger2018
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Like my team

          Ryan
          Digne Dunk VVD KWP

          Mane Sterling KDB Mount

          Pukki Kane

    2. roflbeard
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Martial and Kane? Not keen on Rashford.

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 2 days ago

      On trend 😉 anyway

      You've done way better than most imo in getting a defence in. I'd get a City defender for that golden run they have. I'd lose Mount or Ceballos to do that.

      Both are unknown quantities. Emery is Emery and Mount may be a favourite of Lampard but Willian and CHO due back soon may well shake up midfield in all sorts of ways especially given Chelsea aren't exactly firing. He also missed the Super Cup.

  5. Riders of Yohan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Upgrade Vardy to Kane?

    Heaton Button
    TAA VVD Digne Lund Rico
    Salah Sterling Martial Tross Dend
    Vardy Adams King

    Only way I can see myself doing it is to downgrade TAA?

    Would you upgrade king to pukki for a hit after?

    1. corderz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I'm in the same dilemma. Going King to Pukki and holding Vardy for the decent fixtures

      1. Riders of Yohan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Away at Sheffield won’t be too easy

  6. corderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    King, Fraser, Perez > Pukki, Martial, Mount for a - 4?

    1. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Yep

  7. Stimps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Worth getting rid of Perez to anyone 6.5 or under for a hit?

    1. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Not for a hit

    2. Ambrosiana Inter
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Pérez to Lanzini

    3. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      No, I wouldn’t. Not the worst fixture and hopefully Leicester will finally get going. I’m giving Perez another week

    4. Here Comes The Son ★
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      If I had no other priorities, I probably would've brought in Lanzini for him this week.

    5. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Not now. If he won't deliver after those 2 gws then yes

    6. corderz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Mount?

    7. Dele
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      If upgrading to Martial yes, but at 6.5 I’d stick.

  8. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Can’t wait til I get my credit card for going off to uni - I think FFS membership will be one of the first things I buy.

    Interested to see all the tools and tickers and stuff like that, and see if it makes a big difference!

    1. Ambrosiana Inter
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Bloody hell u not allowed 15 quid for this?

    2. The Legend Squad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Awesome mate. It’s only of the essentials! Good luck at uni, best years of your life

    3. Make America Greta Again
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Save the money, greater utility at uni things! Enjoy.

    4. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Actually surprised you're that young, come across as one of the more mature, balanced contributors on here.

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Haha thanks mate, appreciate that.

        I (self proclaimed) can get a little heated on here during games as I get annoyed 😆 but all the rest of the time I try to be as helpful as I can.

  9. MikeStrutter
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Mount or Ndombele?

    1. DavidKent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Mount

  10. DavidKent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Is Zouma out as soon as Rudiger is back?

    1. Ambrosiana Inter
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      U ll have to zoooouum a in a lot to be ab,e to see him when rediger s back

  11. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    On WC opinions please

    Pope 4.0
    Vvd Awb Coleman Lundstram Rico
    Salah Kdb Son Sterling Cantwell
    Pukki Barnes 4.5

    1. Jigger & Pony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Need one of Rashford or Martial

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Thanks but don't fancy martial at all and rash too expensive

        1. Jigger & Pony
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Really? Martial 7.5m OOP striker classified as a mid.

          1. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Didn't pass the eye test

            1. Irbox ⚽
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              He is FPL gold for the reasons stated above. Wolves are a tough team to break down for any opposing 11

    2. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Find yourself a time machine and you'll smash last week

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Half nice

      Son is a punt given he hasn't played yet and is either great or garbage.

      Playing Cantwell or Lund every week may look good now but it's a tiny sample size for two players who were marginal to their teams last year in the Champo.

      The defence is okay but I'd take City over United for sure especially given their run coming up.

    4. Pep bites Kun
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Like the setup, but how hard for you to move to premium striker if needed?

      Also interested in why you don't like MNU assets such as Martial, etc?

  12. AFC49
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Pérez >

    A.) Trossard
    B.) Mount

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Neither, keep a week.

      Although if on WC, I’d try Mount

      1. AFC49
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        My team is linked mate, could bench Pérez this week and play a back 5 instead?

  13. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Made in Manchester wildcard team

    Pope 4
    Digne AwB Zinky 4 4
    Sterling KdB Mane Martial Mount
    Rashford Pukki 4.5

    Next 4:
    City: bou BHA nor WAT
    Utd: CRY sou LEI whu

  14. Flaming Flamingo
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Does anybody else find it odd that everybody seems to be making early transfers before knowing the extent of Digne's injury? Could definitely see it throwing a spanner in the works for those that own him.

    1. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Unlikely to be serious but always a risk!

      1. Flaming Flamingo
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        It's a hamstring injury, so at a guess I'd say it's unlikely he makes the Villa game. Not sure missing one game is the end of the world, but if he were to be ruled out for longer it would be more problematic.

    2. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Got Lundstrom to come in if he doesn’t make it

    3. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      He can be benched imo

    4. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Happy to let Lundstram come off the bench if need be.

  15. Goonsquad245
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Bottomed..apologies

    On a wildcard...

    A) Digne, Laporte, Rashford (have Martial)
    B) Kane, Zinchenko, Soyuncu (rotates with Dunk, Lund, Cantwell)

    A feels more balanced but struggling to resist the pull of Kane this week...

    Thanks!

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

      Tempted by B!

  16. Sid07
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Who to ditch for martial
    1) Perez
    2) Moura

    1. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      1

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

    Losing my mind over Mane versus Martial + 3.9
    Smart brain says Martial + 3.9, heart says Mane. HELP

    1. Trossard or not Trossard
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Mané, no-brainer. Unless you're planned some transfer structure for the upcoming weeks.

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

    Do I need Man U or more City

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

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

    Button, Lundstram, Dendo, Greenwood

    2.9 itb

    Kane or Sterling C

  19. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Anyone playing Lundstram? If so, benching for whom?

    1. Eriksen Maestro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Vardy will score

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

        I am selling him, so I can confirm he will score.

  20. Thunder Warrior
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Who’s more important Kane or KDB?

    1. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Depends what you can do with the 1.5. Can go a long way in defence for example

    2. Pro Evo Steevo
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      atm on form must be KDB but Kane has the potential but unsure on Spurs at present

    3. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      KDB

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

      If you plan to captain one, I say Kane. If you plan to captain neither, I go KDB. Does that make sense if we distill it to logic and math? Probably not. But it feels right.

    5. Jigger & Pony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Kane for Captain option

  21. Pro Evo Steevo
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    A) Mount
    B) Lanzini
    C) Neither (but please specify who else)

    For 4th mid place ? Budget 6.9mil

    Thanks

    1. Ambrosiana Inter
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Lanzini

      1. Pro Evo Steevo
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Thanks , good fixtures too

    2. Zlat-man
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Kinda same dillema, with Trossard also in mind.

      1. Pro Evo Steevo
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        cheers Zlat shame he didn't play the 1st game but good shout he looked impressive

    3. abaalan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Got similar problem.... leaning towards Mount i think

      1. Pro Evo Steevo
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        one of Franks Lads for sure

  22. Emah3
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Anyone else getting a glitch for -4 even though using 2 free transfer? Want to get in on Martial before the price rise!

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Heard others were not getting a hit even when making multiple moves

      One year they allowed free transfers for a second GW because of something similar

      1. Emah3
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Thanks!

  23. abaalan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Best Perez replacement? upto same price

  24. Zlat-man
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    A. Trossard

    B. Mount

    Pick one

    1. Jonny HOW SON?
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      b

  25. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Which of the below is better?

    A) Salah + 5 mil defender
    B) Mane + 6 mil defender

    Have zinc, taa, Digne, Lund as the other four.

  26. WD27
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    How likely is perez going to drop?

  27. Lindelol
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Heaton
    Soyuncu Robo Digne Zinchenko
    Salah Sterling KDB Perez
    Wilson Pukki
    (Button Lundstram Dendonker Greenwood)

    Already taken a hit. Anything worth taking another hit here? Please tell. Don't want to do WC

  28. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Looking at the ticker attacking difficulty... you can’t go wrong with:

    Sterling, KDB, Son, Martial,
    Rashford

    For the next 6

    Throw in a token Salah, Mane (or Kane!) and it looks very primed for points

    1. Jigger & Pony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Yup. Aiming for:

      Sterling KdB Mane Martial
      Kane Pukki

    2. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Which of those would you leave out? I’m currently on those 5 minus Son plus Mane and can’t fit any more in...

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Slowly coming to the realisation that Mane/Salah have two plum fixtures in the next 10 or so games...

        1. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          That’s the main reason I have gone Pool-less

          1. Rasping Drive
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            In attack that is

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Is that including this week?

    3. Dannyb
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I've gone for pretty much that with Kane and Pukki in Son and Rashfords place, also have Mane.

  29. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Please some help to spend 2FTs. Also I'm willing to take a -4 hit for 3 transfers:

    Pope
    Vvd, Robertson, Digne
    Salah, Sterling, Perez, Kdb
    Nota, King

    Sub: Button, Kwp, Lundstram, Greenwood
    0.5 in the bank
    2FT

    1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      + Dendoncker

    2. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      looks good Id just get Pukki

  30. Riders of Yohan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    What time are the price rises?