Metrics

Which players did early Wildcarders sign for Gameweek 3?

Under 10% of Fantasy Premier League managers played their Wildcard for Gameweek 3.

After two weeks of the campaign, 6.8% of players worldwide pulled the trigger to create themselves a new squad.

That was 2.4% more than played their Wildcards in Gameweek 2, just 4.4% of managers shaking things up at the first hurdle.

Worldwide chip usage for Gameweek 3

So far, 11.3% of managers have played their Wildcards.

Not surprisingly, it was the most popular chip for Gameweek 3, as the majority of FPL players hope to use the others later in the campaign.

The Wildcard has certainly been the talk of the town in the Fantasy Football Scout community this week, so it is helpful to have a look at the Wildcard templates both overall and among the current top 10,000 managers.

Understandably, Sterling is the most popular player in Wildcards for Gameweek 3, chosen in 73.0% of them.

Following his four goals in two games, Teemu Pukki (£6.8m) is just behind the Manchester City man, currently sat in 61.2% of Wildcard squads.

Snapped up by a similar number of managers was Sheffield United’s budget option John Lundstram (£4.1m).

His 14-point haul in Gameweek 2 has convinced 61.2% of Wildcarders of his ability to offer value this season.

Despite much of the pre-season debate revolving around whether or not we should have Sterling or Kevin de Bruyne (£9.6m), those who have Wildcarded early simply asked ‘why not both?’

The Belgian midfielder is the second-most popular option in his position among those who went back to the drawing board for Gameweek 3.

These early-movers have also largely ditched Mohamed Salah (£12.5m), opting to spread the cash elsewhere.

In order to facilitate this, 46% of these managers have opted for Sadio Mané (£11.5m) as their coverage for the Liverpool attack.

They have also moved away from the Reds’ defence following a disappointing start to the season.

Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) is the most fashionable of Liverpool stoppers with 36.5% presence in overall Wildcard squads for Gameweek 3, with Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.0m) not earning enough interest to make the top-five in this position.

Manchester United players are also proving popular, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.6m), Anthony Martial (£7.7m) and Marcus Rashford (£8.7m) in the template.

Number of chips used by managers in the current top 10k

Even though those currently in the upper echelons of the game are still, to some extent, skewed by chip usage, it is still interesting to see who some of these managers have turned to in order to press home their advantage.

Their Wildcard template picture is actually remarkably similar to the overall one, the only differences coming in the budget areas.

Lewis Dunk (£4.6m) has been turned to with no Liverpool defenders making the cut, while Todd Cantwell (£4.6m) is in 33.9% of top 10k Wildcard squads.

Just 10.2% of managers have used the Triple Captain so far, with 2.3% of them deploying it for Gameweek 3.

Kane appears to have been the chief recipient of this enhanced armband among the current top 10,000, while Sterling, Rashford and Mané also received attention for it.

All stats taken from LiveFPL.net.

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1,346 Comments Post a Comment
  1. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Any Antonio owners around?
    Watford are his favourite team scoring 6 times against them.

    1. Chandler Bing
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Who?

    2. Mr Frost
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I know that West Ham have an excellent record at Vicarage Road.

  2. Mr Frost
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Best 4.5m defender to sign for gameweek 4?

    Wondering if I should get that Leicester guy, the Turkish sounding bloke.

    1. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Yeah, him or a Villa one...

      1. Mr Frost
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        I have El Mohamady to get rid of, he was a late switch from Mings after researching stats! Stats can be bad!

        1. Galza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          I started with Guilbert.
          I think Mings is the safest bet for a Villa def.
          Engels wasn’t too bad though...

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I had the same dilemma yday and went with Kelly

  3. Old Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Great start to the week:
    -8
    Coleman 0 points
    Wrong captain appears to have been saved
    LMS drop out alert

    Onward and upward

    1. Bennerman
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Just enjoy the cricket instead.

      Doh!

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Hah hah - I couldn't believe it when I heard that lunch scorfe yesterday and then we lost a wicket first ball after. We're doomed! Actually, I don't rate Root as a captain - he needs to get back to his day job of batting.

        1. Bennerman
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          I don't know about that personally but I do know we're getting smashed when it's our biggest chance to win a game to affect the series.

          Doh!

        2. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          I think Root needs to step down as captain, the Test team have struggled for a long time. I would give Stokes the captaincy I think, he has matured so much over the last year

          1. Bennerman
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 27 days ago

            I reckon we just eff off the captaincy. Such a poison chalice in cricket, in no other game does it burden someone so much. Legacy of olden days

          2. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Interesting choice.

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      The GW has barely stated, chill out old man! Who is your armband on in error?

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Salah - but I specifically remember thinking, and saving, Sterling for this week. I'm a bit suspicious of saved FPL sessions - I'm thinking that I need to be more careful about checking whether my session is actually live. My own fault.
        You've had a great start , haven't you? (from memory, not looked at your team)

        1. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          My mate did the same. Was sure he captained Sterling and team was saved as usual and after deadline armband was on Salah. He is no rookie in this game either.

        2. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Damn, he could do well for you anyway mate! Yeah sitting top 5k with no hits or chips played so cant complain about my start!

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Who is the wrong captain?

    4. Freaki
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Same for me, I put Kane captain and Sterling Vice but now Kane is vice but that shouldn’t matter too much hopefully.

    5. Don Rogers FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Did n,t turn out so bad after all. Keep thinking about the grannies.

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Oh yes. 😀

  4. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Pukki or not to Pukki?

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Presumably you don't have him yet hence the question?

      Just set how he gets on against Chelsea and then decide.

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      The only important non-premium FPL pick in 19/20

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      To Pukki

    4. Mitchacho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      To not Pukki is sepukku.

      1. ‘Tis the Season
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Lol excellent

  5. FOO FIGHTER
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Possibly no Kante for Chelsea. Take him out of their team and they end up having no midfield.

    Once again, I would stay clear from any of their players.

  6. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Trans-Atlantic flight at 11-something today so will miss all the action today.

    Here’s hoping Pukki Perez Salah TAA VVD do better than Sigurdsson and Digne yesterday!

    (Oh, and come on Palace!)

    1. Chelsea Rangers Loyal
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Want Pukki to score as long as Chelsea get 5!

  7. Galza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Out for most of the day and won’t be able to catch any of the scores.
    I’m going to try not to look and watch Match of the Day later, not knowing how my W/C team has got on.

    Anyone else ever try to do this....??

    1. Pino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Every time Im busy, and it fails every time. lol

      1. Galza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        I’m sure won’t be able to help myself from looking tonight.
        Going to try and hold off, but my will power is weak, hence the W/C.... 😉

    2. Bennerman
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I did it with the golf in the summer. It's really hard - keep you phone discipline! - but really rewarding. You'll reap the dividends. Especially with a beer

      1. Galza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        I won’t have my phone on me.
        Going Scuba diving... 😆

        1. Bennerman
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Excellent. You won't get a better chance then, if you can't do it today you never will!

          Be careful for mates' messages by the way (once up), they can ruin it easily

          1. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            I’ve already warned my best mate (and bitter rival) not to say a word... ty

            1. Bennerman
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Hope it comes off. Great watching MOTD looking for assists and stuff

              1. Galza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                I like it because I’ll have a little tease at the start.
                Best games always on first...

                1. Bennerman
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Good point, you'll get a clue. And you might get clean sheets in the 0-0 last!

                  1. Galza
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    That would be nice...

    3. Guru Mediation
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I successfully did it around Christmas period where everyone was playing on same day. Got an awful score, but some bonkers results including arsenal getting thumped by Southampton

      1. Galza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        I’m looking forward to it.
        Watching with fresh eyes and not just looking out for what I already know is coming...

        1. Bennerman
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Exactly. Turn the sound down and you might even form your own opinion!

          (People just parrot commentators)

          1. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            That may be a bridge too far... 🙂

            1. Bennerman
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Haha, fair shot

              1. Bennerman
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Shout

        2. Guru Mediation
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Yeah it's good fun, and perhaps the best aspect of it is avoiding the lol-ipops, the rage quiters and flip-floppers on this forum

          1. Bennerman
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Indeed! I only come here to observe such nonsense and see if there's any inside knowledge I can use

          2. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            I won’t miss too much of that.
            It will be going on late into the night, of that, I’m sure... 🙂

  8. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Bottomed...

    Will wait to see all games but how does King and Perez to Mcginn/Mount and Barnes sound for minus 4?

    Current team

    Pope Heaton
    Walker Digne Dunk KWP Pieters
    Salah KDB Martial Perez Dendonker
    Kane King Pukki

    1. Kuqi Monster
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I wouldn't lose Perez before BOU especially for a hit.

  9. FOO FIGHTER
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Pity McGinn had no bonus points again last night but overall he has served me well. Have had him in from the start.

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Hopefully he keeps on ticking over...

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Still cannot go wrong with keaving him in your team at his price.

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          2 months, 27 days ago

          *leaving

        2. Bobby Digital
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          I added Ceballos to my team and hope he'll keep up with McGinn.

    2. Graham Zusi's Hair is …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      yeah but he only has 2 returns in 3 games. rubbish. just like Digne. sell them both, for a hit if needed.

      by the way i'm being sarcastic. (well duh)

  10. Kuqi Monster
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Thoughts on B Silva as a Siggy replacement?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Martial

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      No, bsilva isn't a good fpl option

    3. Marty McFly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I’m a despondent BSilva owner. Just can’t seem to get rid of him. His fixtures are too good!

  11. Rik Waller
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Whjat is the code for the #FFS league?

    1. Stoneleigh
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      It’s in the article, why does no one read the articles?

    2. Stoneleigh
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Because it’s not this article... sorry :p ooyz44

      1. Rik Waller
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Haha, I'm lazy...apology accepted

  12. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Anyone have a code to join LMS

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Bcvy39

  13. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Woke up with the worst feeling ever
    Points in bench
    Ouch

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Maybe my memory is failing me but aren't you a Villa fan?

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Nah, pool fan

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Who you bench?

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Last minute switch from Heaton to Pope

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Burnley still to play

          1. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 27 days ago

            True that but I also have Jota..

            1. Bobby Digital
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Which Jota?

              1. Peter Ouch
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Wolves

        2. FOO FIGHTER
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Pope bonus points?

    3. mookie
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      That's not bad at all. It means that your bench players won't drop and might rise.

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        I am planning to drop Heaton anyways. This gk dilemma is killing me.
        Pope set and forget

        1. Houldsworth Hatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          That's what I did this week mate.

          1. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Feels much better, eh?

        2. FOO FIGHTER
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Had heaton. Rotating 2 keepers is a headache.

          Pope and Button. I am not changing it.

  14. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    65.08% of those that voted in the GW3 captain poll are out of their element 🙂

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      ...name to movies
      'Donny, you're out of your element'

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        *movie

      2. mookie
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        TBL

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Cracking movie 🙂

          1. mookie
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Absolutely.

      3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Mark it zero smokey

        *reaches into bag*

        Smokey, you are entering a world of pain

        *pulls out gun*

        AM I THE ONLY ONE AROUND HERE THAT GIVES A SIHT ABOUT THE RULES?!

        1. Graham Zusi's Hair is …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          This isn't 'Nam, this is bowling! There are rules!

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            I can get you a toe

            Hell I can get you a toe by 3pm

            1. Graham Zusi's Hair is …
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Painted green!

              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                I did not watch my buddies die face down in the mud in name, so that this... this STRUMPET

                Walter you weren’t in Nam

                1. Graham Zusi's Hair is …
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  this could go on all night, but I'm tired. Cheers Maximus!

                  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Did I micturate on your rug?

        2. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          They dont make movies like that anymore unfortunately, got me hooked on white russians for a while lol

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Exact same - hopelessly addicted to them - like lovely boozy ice cream - prefer using cream to milk though!

            Calmer ‘n you are

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Calmer n you r dude

              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                8 year olds dude

                1. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  he pissed on your rug

                  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    That rug really tied the room together, did it not?

                    1. ‘Tis the Season
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      Nerds are cool on here. WHAT!

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Go Kane!

  15. Wally banter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    So the indications were there, that everton was lucky to get two cs... time to loose the grips and move on?

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      They aren't lucky. They have 13 consecutive cs at home.

    2. Stoneleigh
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Don’t think that’s fair really, think Everton defence is pretty solid - I have Coleman and have had from GW1 and, while frustrated with 0 will stick.

    3. Graham Zusi's Hair is …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      sell sell sell. 2 out of 3 CS is simply unacceptable.

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Their problem is goals at the other end. That makes keeping clean sheets alot more difficult.

    5. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 27 days ago

      The idea that they were on course to do a Liverpool 2018/9 and get 60% or so cs was daft. The double or triple up ambitious 🙂

      They were certainly fortunate against Palace but they’ll still get more than other top 6 and they’ll finish around 55 points in mid table. Digne though remains a great pick provided Kean gets the gig up top

  16. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Mr Triple EVE defence, Andy Social, where are you?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Ha ha, spooky timing!

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Im a freak hha

      2. Hakim Ziyech
        2 months, 27 days ago

        You shouldn't have done that to yourself

    2. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Speak of the devil

  17. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Alright, I hold up my hands. I'm not one to slink away when I balls up. My triple Toffee defence secured me plenty $$ in my weekly cash leagues in the last two weeks, but now my gameweek is over before it even began.

    I'll need to watch the game again to see if they can get back to watertight ways, but it's so near to Inty Break, it would be unwise to WC now, as tempting though it is.

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      knew you'd appear as youre not like loads on here who disappear when things go wrong!

    2. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      You had a good run, but like all good things, they must come to an end, sooner or later... 🙂

    3. Graham Zusi's Hair is …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      To be fair, triple ANY defense is madness. But I'm not gonna lie, I like your moxy. You be You.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        It's not madness when it works. Rough with the smooth and all that. Like I say, I'm not going to make too-hasty decisions, I need to analyse the defence to see if they were lucky GW1-2 or they are capable of more CSs. They still have a dozen or so good fixtures to come.

        1. Graham Zusi's Hair is …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          when it works....again love the huevos. lotta eggs, one basket. when it works it must be glorious. when it doesnt....well quite frankly you post about your fail. cheers to yo!. i hated having 2 Pool defenders to start the season, but all the cool kids were doing it so....what do I know!

      2. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Agree, triple any defence is not a good thing.

        Fair play to Andy for coming on and taking his lumps like a man (or should that now be "like a masculine gender person?" ).

        1. Graham Zusi's Hair is …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          lol, nice.

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I reluctantly did Coleman > AWB on WC and kept Digne but honestly still think Everton will keep a huge amount of CS’s this season and will hopefully get Coleman back in

      They had an off night - Gomes was beyond shocking, he should be investigated for match fixing

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Have you WC?
        May I know who she looks like?

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Yeah went with

          Pope
          AWB, KWP, Digne, Zinky
          Sterling, KDB, Son, Martial
          Kane(c), Pukki
          (Button, Lundy, Cantwell, Wickers)

          Pukki > Kean on the cards now tbh - Kean has to start

      2. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Yeh, IF I were to WC now, I'd lose Pickford and Keane, but keep Digger for his attacking qualities. I'd also defect to Man U's defence. But I'll try not to. Yet.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Digne s little cheeky shot in the box late on was reassuring, along with taking some corners, and I think they played another corner to him on the edge of he box at one stage

          The guy has a lot of attacking returns in him, and Everton will still keep CA’ s- he’s a keeper imo

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

        Agree.
        No one can actually be that bad and not doing it on purpose, surely... 😆

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Honestly it got to the stage after half time where it was more fun watching what mistake he’d make next rather than wqtaching the game!

          One of if not the worst individual performances I can remember in a while

          1. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            He should send that into You’ve Been Framed.
            Guaranteed 250 quid...

    5. FOO FIGHTER
      2 months, 27 days ago

      If Everton can start scoring goals then they should be fine. If they continue to struggle upfront then that becomes a problem.

      I would ditch at least one EVE defender for now.

    6. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      In fairness Villa MOTM was Gomes

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Lol...He was very precise on the night

      2. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        I think the Gomez shambles ( match throwing ) diverted attention away from how bad Siggy was last night...….terrible...

    7. Olivier Bernards watch
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      i have coleman + digne, and last night didn't show me anything that would cause me to majorly reassess their fpl prospects. It's not even like villa created many good chances

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

    Fraser and Ayoze owners, are we giving them GW4 before potentially getting rid?
    Think I might try to save FT and have a mini-wildcard in my back pocket for the IB.

    1. Graham Zusi's Hair is …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      they havent even played GW3 yet!

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        This

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          most pointless 'This' post ever lol

          1. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Most bittersweet reply ever

      2. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        I know but I mean regardless of them blanking

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Def. saving a tranny till IB

    3. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      will watch and see how this weekend goes, as I have both King and Perez in my sights, but will hold both until IB unless another price fall forces my hand...………..Also want to see how Arsenal do these next 2 games.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        yeah, price drops are really annoying but might be smart to give em GW4

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 27 days ago

      That mini WC will be worth what by then 12 mill 🙂

  19. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Hope Emery drops Auba today. This is the team I would choose:

    Leno
    AMN Sokratis Luiz Monreal
    Torreira Ceballos Guendouzi
    Mkhi Laca Kola

    If Arsenal go a goal down then bring on Auba for Mkhi and switch to 4-4-2

    1. Nabs Kebabs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      that is possibly the stupidest thing I've ever seen

      1. Freaki
        2 months, 27 days ago

        This is by the most stupidest team I’ve ever seen as an Arsenal Fan myself

        1. Nabs Kebabs
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Who cares how many touches Auba gets? He is not the type of players that needs much of the ball to do manage. He just needs good service. His strength is stretching teams with his ability to break behind not come deep and link with his teammates. That front 3 is honestly ridiculous. Mkhitaryan can't finish or cross a ball. He also doesn't have balls to put in a challenge. Kolasinac has big balls but how can can you play him in a front 3 with his poor first touch, crossing and decision making? Liverpool would absolutely smash this lineup out of the park. Arsenal can get something out of this game because Liverpool are trying to play higher up the pitch. Pepe and Aubamayeng can do serious damage is they can get in behind. Lacazette needs to have a big game and do all the link work. What I do agree with is that all 3 of Guendouzi, Torreira and Ceballos HAVE to play but will also have to put in incredible performances to screen the defence. If they don't screen our defence we're toast.

      2. Hakim Ziyech
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Lol

    2. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Either your format went wrong or you've been sniffing glue 😉

    3. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Lol, wtf is that?

      1. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        1) Auba got shut down by Liverpool last season (see article below)

        https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11670/11594599/pierre-emerick-aubameyangs-astonishing-stats-in-arsenals-loss-to-liverpool

        2) Arsenal cannot go toe-to-toe with Liverpool at Anfield. If you want to go toe-to-toe then play Pepe, Laca and Auba and expect a hammering like last season.

        3) Arsenal are susceptible to a high press - they need a midfield that has work rate. Auba and Pepe will not offer that down the wings and leave the full-backs exposed to Salah and Mane. They will also get lazy and allow TAA and Robbo to get forward easily.

        4) Liverpool's midfield is mobile. Xhaka is not mobile and susceptible to giving away fouls and picking up cards. Not worth the risk

        1. Nabs Kebabs
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Auba and Pepe don't always have to track back though. If they stay high they will stretch Liverpool who look vulnerable with this high line. Torreira, Guendouzi, and Ceballos should play as a flat 3 and shift wide when they need to. They have the mobility to do so. Xhaka needs to be on the bench, he is not fast enough to play against Liverpool.

          1. diesel001
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            I don't think Liverpool will be playing a high line today. It is Arsenal - not Norwich or Southampton. Klopp is smart. Like Pep he learns.

            And if you keep Auba and Laca high that might push Robbo and TAA back too, but it plays into Salah and Mane's hands. They will love going one-on-one against Monreal and AMN.

    4. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I'd put Ozil in goal myself 😉

      1. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        People have short memories. Arsenal tried to go toe-to-toe with Liverpool at Anfield last season. This was the result:

        https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11670/11594599/pierre-emerick-aubameyangs-astonishing-stats-in-arsenals-loss-to-liverpool

        https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46656883

        The xG in that game was Liverpool 3.91 vs 0.98 Arsenal. The result was therefore not a fluke. Arsenal got battered. A good manager would learn from that mistake.

        1. Nabs Kebabs
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          The lineup was actually similar to yours.... the likes of Iwobi and maitland niles were playing on the flanks. Also what u fail to mention is that Lacazette started on the bench with Auba as a CF. Auba should play wide where has more space. Lacazette has the link up ability and awareness to create spaces for others. We won't have Lichsteiner and Mustafi starting this time which is a good thing.

        2. Business Cat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Surely going toe-to-toe is the only way Arsenal will be anything out of a game against a top side.

          They certainly don't have the defence to keep out Liverpool.

          So surely betting on Auba, Laca, Pepe & Ceballos to outscore Liverpool is the best option.

          I can remember when Arsenal unexpectedly beat Spurs last season...it was razor-sharp finishing from Auba that won the day...benching him against Liverpool would be suicide!

    5. FOO FIGHTER
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Lost for words 🙂

    6. Meinhoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I also hate when teams score goals

    7. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Triggered everyone
      Well played.

    8. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Liverpool with Adrian instead of Allison are like one of those big massive chains that holds a cruise liner to the harbour, except one of the links is a little normal sized link that you would chain a bicycle with

      Liverpool with a partially injured/not 100% Adrian... well that’s a different story altogether, Arsenal, and Auba, could have joy, but it’ll be a good game hopefully

    9. Nabs Kebabs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Arsenal started like this against Liverpool at Anfield last season

      Leno
      Lichsteiner Mustafi Sokratis Kolasinac
      Torreira Xhaka
      Maitland Niles Ramsey Iwobi
      Aubameyeng

      1 defensive winger (AMN) = Kola in your side and one winger with lack of end product (Iwobi) = Mkhi in your side.

      Interesting...

      1. Nabs Kebabs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        And in the game at the Emirates that they got a point in a 1-1 draw

        Leno
        Bellerin Mustafi Holding Kolasinac
        Torreira Xhaka
        Mkhitaryan Ozil Aubameyang
        Lacazette

        Much more of an attacking lineup

    10. Hakim Ziyech
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Auba starts imo

  20. @FPLDIARYFPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    so how does the last man standin league work?? Is it below average go out each week??

    1. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Yes

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I think we go out on the week we don't meet the average score

    3. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Yeah below the safety score. That score is determined by what percentage of people need to be cut that week. Think the percentage rises each week so that by the last game of the season there are only a couple of teams left.

    4. mookie
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Gameweeks 1-4 = Bottom 5% or equal for the GW
      Gameweeks 5-8 = Bottom 6% or equal for the GW
      Gameweeks 9-12 = Bottom 7% or equal for the GW
      Gameweeks 13-16 = Bottom 8% or equal for the GW
      Gameweeks 17-20 = Bottom 9% or equal for the GW
      Gameweeks 21-24 = Bottom 10% or equal for the GW
      Gameweeks 25-29 = Bottom (12,14,16,18,20)% respectively.
      Gameweeks 30-35 = Bottom (25,30,36,42,50,60)% respectively.
      Gameweek 36 = Top 4 or equal.
      Gameweek 37 = Top 4 or equal from GW36 make the final with the winner taking the title (overall rank is the tiebreak decider).

  21. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Considering how deep McGinn was playing last night this late assist is like very nice unexpected bonus to a Heaton's CS.

    1. Freaki
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I went with Mat Ryan instead of Heaton so hopefully that works out

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Played Montoya so I hope you right.

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Nothing better than a clean sheet for aston villa last night

  22. Royal5
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Jota worth keeping if he blanks? Was considering Barnes but Burnley up against Liverpool next is putting me off.

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      But Burnley have good fixtures after Liverpool.

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Look beyond that though and the fixtures look great. He won’t keep it up all season but right now Barnes is where to be - second to Pukki of course - in that price bracket. Wait for systemic failure first before ditching him as prospect imo

      1. Royal5
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Might gibe Jota Everton and the ship for Barnes. Ty

  23. AzzaroMax99
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    I just realised that my captain is Salah instead of Sterling. Forgot to save the changes. 🙁

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Don't worry Salah will score today.

  24. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Anyone considering West Ham attackers?

    A. Haller
    B. Lanzini
    C. Anderson
    D. Someone else
    E. West Ham are crap

    1. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      F. See how they do today

    2. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      E, but I'll watch them nonetheless

    3. But to who Chris Kamara
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I’ve got Lanzini

  25. Baked baines
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Once again Mings was a rock last night, he looks a completely different player to when he was at Bournemouth. Him and Ake could have been a formidable paring.
    Any how, 4.5 looks a steal and will
    No doubt go up in value. Already 2 games with BPS, an assist and a CS

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      He looked very calm & composed.... but Everton should have scored 2 ( DCLOL & Theo made sure they didn’t)

      He’s also very injury prone, and has a habit of going to ground too easily imo, there were a couple of close calls last night again where he was putting his body in places he just physically shouldn’t Andy he’s going to get crocked if he keeps doing it

    2. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Agree with this...…….Im not a Mings fan but he has looked really good in all three games and seems to be the main man in that team. My only worry was the amount of goals conceded in the Championship last year...……...Will watch closely next week.

      1. Baked baines
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Heaton, Engels & Mings looks a very strong back line. Next few games I’m sure there is potential to pick up some points for sure.

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Still not sold on Villa defence.

      That was a cs predicated almost entirely on woeful Everton finishing. Everton are gash in attack right now.

    4. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Pulled groin in warm-up apparently. Injection and red bull good to go

  26. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Haha

    According to captain poll I had 5 better options in my team than the one I went for. 🙂 At least I’ll probably be up on those who voted Digne

  27. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    All aboard the mods and cons ice cream van.

    Stop changing the theme tune.

  28. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    I can’t see myself not using a WC this GW, I don’t massively need to but price rises are coming too quickly, another GW and 4 players that I want to bring in will be .4 more expensive

    1. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Was always my plan but had to go early as is the nature of the game.

  29. mookie
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Only 73% of WCers picked Sterling. Would've guessed 90%+. Must be the "coverage" managers going for KDB.

    1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Makes me chuckle

  30. mookie
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    How many WC template players do you own?
    8 here, including Button and Lund whom I never plan to play.

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 27 days ago

      10

      Went WC last week. My differentials aren’t quite so differential now. But at least I’m 30 points up on GW3 players 🙂

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      9

    3. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      7 here