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FPL Question Time – Consult our panel ahead of Gameweek 4

Fantasy Premier League managers have plenty of big decisions to make ahead of Gameweek 4.

It’s the last round of fixtures before the first international break of the campaign so it will be important to go into the week off in a good position.

To help you do that, we’ve put together another panel of Fantasy managers to help you with any dilemmas you may have.

Who’s on the panel this week?

FPL General – Contributor to the Scout site who has three finishes inside the top 400 in the last five seasons and who has a huge following on Twitter. General – aka Mark – also appears regularly on the official FPL Show.

Ben Crabtree – A former FPL winner, who claimed the title in 2016/17 without using a single Liverpool player.

Ted/Rotation – Moderator and the site’s recently appointed Assistant Community Manager. Ted finished 633rd in the world last season.

Bowstring the Carp – Two top 1k finishes (126 and 754) and one of our best community article writers. Recently wrote some excellent pieces on Pep Guardiola and his tactics.

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 3

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  1. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 6 hours ago

    Interesting research: https://mobile.twitter.com/rogue_wee/status/1166360394258100226

    - would indicate that xA from FFS (data from Opta) is more accurate indicator of future assists than the xA calculated by understat.com. It's certainly not the best indicator though but it's something worth knowing imho (differences are in methodology, more details in the link).

    1. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 6 hours ago

      And no, FFS doesn't pay me to advertise membership

  2. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 6 hours ago

    Refining my WC team:

    Pope 4.0
    Laporte TAA Digne Soyunco Lundstram
    Sterling Salah KDB Mount (Dendoncker)
    Haller Pukki (Greenwood)

    Rotate Soyunco & Lundstram in 442

    Thoughts?

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 6 hours ago

      Look at Emerson. Tasty differential, amazing stats and excellent defensive fixtures barring Pool in GW5.

      Bargain at 5.5.

      1. Geriatric Unathletic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        26 days, 6 hours ago

        Chelsea play Wolves in G.W. and can't keep a clean sheet at present so relying on attacking returns only it seems.

        1. Geriatric Unathletic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          26 days, 6 hours ago

          G.W. 5.

  3. True Deadzoner
    • 8 Years
    26 days, 6 hours ago

    Is Lowton nailed?

    1. L S P
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 6 hours ago

      seems to be but pope the better overall BUR option at the back.

  4. FOO FIGHTER
    26 days, 6 hours ago

    Repost

    Which makes more sense?

    1. Haller Pukki Barnes and have Sterling, Salah and KDB in midfield.

    Or

    2. Aguero (one of the above forwards) and drop one of Sterling, Salah or KDB.

    1. Geriatric Unathletic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 6 hours ago

      1, 1, 1, 1, and again 1. :).

    2. Trossard or not Trossard
      26 days, 4 hours ago

      It's 1

  5. Klaren
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 6 hours ago

    A - Dendoncker to Cantwell
    B - Moura to Mount

    I prefer B long term but I'll have to play one of Dendoncker, Lundstram or Rico this GW and can't see any of them getting more than 2 points, hence the question.

    Thanks!

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 6 hours ago

      Lund could nick a goal

  6. True Deadzoner
    • 8 Years
    26 days, 6 hours ago

    All of attack WC team:

    Pope

    Dunk Soyuncu Montoya Cahill Lunstram

    Sterling KDB Mane Mount Cantwell

    Aguero Pukki Barnes

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 6 hours ago

      Definitely not for me sorry

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      26 days, 6 hours ago

      You will regret having that defence.

      1. True Deadzoner
        • 8 Years
        26 days, 6 hours ago

        Defenders are not delivering though

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          26 days, 6 hours ago

          Not the point. How will you go about fixing your defence when they will blank many times?

        2. Zlatanzo
          26 days, 6 hours ago

          After 3 GWs you've come to a big conclusion saying that one third of all players aren't delivering...

    3. Geriatric Unathletic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 6 hours ago

      That defence makes me feel ill. Sorry.

    4. Tony Moon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 5 hours ago

      Difficult to see where the money's gone really. Missing Salah too.

    5. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 5 hours ago

      Not a fan of this team to be honest. Meh.

  7. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 6 hours ago

    Best one week punt

    A Cahill home to villa
    B Joelinton home to warford

    Thanks

    1. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 6 hours ago

      b

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        26 days, 6 hours ago

        Thanks

    2. Tony Moon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 5 hours ago

      B

    3. Geriatric Unathletic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 5 hours ago

      B. Attacking returns V possible clean sheet lost at the death. Yes, I am looking at you Pope/Burnley :).

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        26 days, 5 hours ago

        Thanks a lot

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 5 Years
          26 days, 5 hours ago

          And hard luck 🙂

  8. Basil1977
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 6 hours ago

    On my wildcard, best 4.4 or below defender that isn't Lundstrum. (already own)
    A) Kelly not sure on playing time once Tomkins and Sakho are back
    B) Guilbert played this week, is he nailed now? A lot of pre-season hype
    C) Rico like Kelly not sure on playing time once others return.
    D) Balbuena seams to be dropped for no reason.
    E) Taylor (Burnley) I thought he was first choice, but Pieters playing there.
    F) Some one else
    Really don't want a non playing bench player.

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 6 hours ago

      B

    2. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 6 hours ago

      Well defo not D,E or F. Probably A or B

    3. Basil1977
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 6 hours ago

      Cheers for the replies just wish i had an extra 0.1 lots of players at 4.5 who are nailed. Which is what i want from a bench player if needed.

    4. Zlatanzo
      26 days, 6 hours ago

      Rico or Kelly safest for the medium term imo

    5. theodosios
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 5 hours ago

      Maybe Rico coz Daniels won't come back soon

    6. Tony Moon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 5 hours ago

      Guilbert was very good, would be a surprise if he was dropped.

    7. Wee Jinky
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 4 hours ago

      B - Villa have great fixtures

  9. Demí
    • 8 Years
    26 days, 6 hours ago

    For those sticking with Kane is it because;
    A) Other options uninspiring
    B) Faith that he will bounce back
    C) Other

    1. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 6 hours ago

      B

    2. Prisoner B5160-8
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 5 hours ago

      Maybe used their free transfer already.

    3. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 5 hours ago

      C. Want 2 FT's for the international break.

    4. Tony Moon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 5 hours ago

      Considering dropping for Aguero.

    5. FOO FIGHTER
      26 days, 5 hours ago

      C) should have been bad idea etting rid of Salah in the first place

  10. Misteak
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 5 hours ago

    I remember getting stick on here in the preseason when talking about Kane's "August curse". I bet those same people captained him last weekend. Hehe. Vindication is a dish best served cold.

    1. Tony Moon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 5 hours ago

      He did get two goals in his first game!

      1. Misteak
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        26 days, 5 hours ago

        He got two goals last August too. It's a poor return for a player of that price. Considering that he plays next on the first of September, we have to finally accept that Kane is a player best avoided in the inaugural month of the season.

    2. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 5 hours ago

      Thanks.

    3. Here Comes The Son ★
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 5 hours ago

      - August curse
      - Scores two goals in opening August game
      - Pick one

      1. Misteak
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        26 days, 5 hours ago

        - Blanks in his following two games, one being against Newcastle at home.

        I never said that he wouldn't get any goals, but that he would struggle for goals in August. He is most certainly cursed.

        1. Tony Moon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          26 days, 5 hours ago

          Maybe, if you're a 15th century village dweller living in Transylvania. Do you believe in vampires too?

          Yes he's not been prolific, but in the same vein, any other player who "only" scored two goals in their first three games is "cursed". Quick, get KDB out... he's not scored any...

    4. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 5 hours ago

      How old are you ?

  11. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 5 hours ago

    Start Dendoncker or Lundstram?

    1. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 5 hours ago

      D

    2. Jarvish
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 5 hours ago

      *vomits*

      Donkey

  12. Hurnt
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 5 hours ago

    I’ve taken a -8 hit fk off Kane

    Now midfield kdb sterling Salah mane

    Pukki Tammy up top

    Zinc def with budget

    1. Trossard or not Trossard
      26 days, 4 hours ago

      The ultimate midfield. Would be my first picks along Pukki and Lundy if I had to wc. Good luck!

  13. namit1319
    26 days, 4 hours ago

    Hi Guys,
    Help me out with this week's transfer.

    Heaton(Pope)
    Digne, VVD, Kelly (Dunk, Rico)
    Mane, KDB, Sterling (c), Dendoncker, Mount
    Kane, Pukki (Greenwood)
    1FT and 0.3m ITB.

    1. Wee Jinky
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 4 hours ago

      McGinn for Mount (injured) freeing up 0.7m so you can spend 1m boosting your defence

  14. KujaliaFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 4 hours ago

    Is this a good plan for GW5?
    Kelly and Rashford out
    Aldeweireld and Wood in

    1. Wee Jinky
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 4 hours ago

      No

  15. Wee Jinky
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 4 hours ago

    I need to make this decision before Perez drops in price. De Bruyne & Cantwell for Martial & Perez with 4pt hit, or McGinn for Perez no hit, so midfield either:

    A) Salah, Sterling, De Bruyne, Cantwell (Dendonker) 0 funds

    or

    B) Salah, Sterling, Martial, McGinn (Dendoncker) 1.2m funds

    1. fgdu
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 4 hours ago

      I did A and I thought it was a good move

  16. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 4 hours ago

    What to do here?

    Pope
    AWB Mina Kelly
    Sterling KDB Martial* Mount
    Kane Rash Pukki

    Ryan Ceballos Lundstram Dunk

    1 ft 0.5 itb

    A) Kane + Ryan -> Aguero (C) + 4.0
    B) Kane + Ceballos -> Wickham + Salah
    C) Rashford + KDB -> Wickham + Salah
    D) Save FT

    A or D right? As I then have Ceballos first on the bench to cover for Martial?

  17. KDB4PREZ
    26 days, 2 hours ago

    Hey guys if I use the WC button do I get my team value as it stands (100.7) or do I start with 100mill just again? Cheers

  18. Amateur68
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    25 days, 18 hours ago

    Not seen many advocating Pepe - any particular reason ?
    I really fancy him to do well v Spurs at home ...

    1. Stooz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 2 hours ago

      Based on what, 1 game?

  19. hazza703
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    25 days, 11 hours ago

    Opinions/ improvements on this team.

    GK ~ Ederson
    Defence ~ TAA, zinchenko, digne, AWB
    Mid ~ martial, Salah, sterling, mount
    St ~ Barnes pukki

  20. SomeoneKnows
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 5 hours ago

    Which transfer would you prioritize?
    (I'll probably make the other one next week)

    A) Perez > Mount
    B) Jota > Barnes

  21. NLagnado
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    23 days, 7 hours ago

    Barnes + Zinchenko/Emerson or TAA + Greenwood