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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
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 5 days 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
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 5 days ago

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

  2. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 5 days 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
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 5 days 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
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 5 days 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
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 5 days ago

          G.W. 5.

  3. True Deadzoner
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 5 days ago

    Is Lowton nailed?

    1. L S P
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 5 days ago

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

  4. FOO FIGHTER
      6 months, 5 days 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
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 5 days ago

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

      2. Trossard or not Trossard
          6 months, 5 days ago

          It's 1

      3. Klaren
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 5 days 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
          6 months, 5 days ago

          Lund could nick a goal

      4. True Deadzoner
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 5 days 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
          6 months, 5 days ago

          Definitely not for me sorry

        2. FOO FIGHTER
            6 months, 5 days ago

            You will regret having that defence.

            1. True Deadzoner
              • 8 Years
              6 months, 5 days ago

              Defenders are not delivering though

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                  6 months, 5 days ago

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

                • Zlatanzo
                    6 months, 5 days ago

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

              2. Geriatric Unathletic
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                6 months, 5 days ago

                That defence makes me feel ill. Sorry.

              3. Tony Moon
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                6 months, 5 days ago

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

              4. Hot Toddy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 5 days ago

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

            2. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 5 days ago

              Best one week punt

              A Cahill home to villa
              B Joelinton home to warford

              Thanks

              1. Coys96
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 5 days ago

                b

                1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 5 Years
                  6 months, 5 days ago

                  Thanks

              2. Tony Moon
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                6 months, 5 days ago

                B

              3. Geriatric Unathletic
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                6 months, 5 days 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
                  6 months, 5 days ago

                  Thanks a lot

                  1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 5 Years
                    6 months, 5 days ago

                    And hard luck 🙂

            3. Basil1977
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 5 days 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
                6 months, 5 days ago

                B

              2. Coys96
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 5 days ago

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

              3. Basil1977
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                6 months, 5 days 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
                  6 months, 5 days ago

                  Rico or Kelly safest for the medium term imo

                • theodosios
                  • 2 Years
                  6 months, 5 days ago

                  Maybe Rico coz Daniels won't come back soon

                • Tony Moon
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  6 months, 5 days ago

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

                • Wee Jinky
                  • 8 Years
                  6 months, 5 days ago

                  B - Villa have great fixtures

              5. Demí
                • 9 Years
                6 months, 5 days ago

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

                1. Coys96
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  6 months, 5 days ago

                  B

                2. Prisoner B5160-8
                  • 1 Year
                  6 months, 5 days ago

                  Maybe used their free transfer already.

                3. badgerboy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  6 months, 5 days ago

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

                4. Tony Moon
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  6 months, 5 days ago

                  Considering dropping for Aguero.

                5. FOO FIGHTER
                    6 months, 5 days ago

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

                6. Teror
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  6 months, 5 days 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
                    6 months, 5 days ago

                    He did get two goals in his first game!

                    1. Teror
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      6 months, 5 days 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
                    6 months, 5 days ago

                    Thanks.

                  3. Here Comes The Son ★
                    • 2 Years
                    6 months, 5 days ago

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

                    1. Teror
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      6 months, 5 days 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
                        6 months, 5 days 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
                    6 months, 5 days ago

                    How old are you ?

                7. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  6 months, 5 days ago

                  Start Dendoncker or Lundstram?

                  1. Hot Toddy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    6 months, 5 days ago

                    D

                  2. Jarvish Scott Talent
                    • 5 Years
                    6 months, 5 days ago

                    *vomits*

                    Donkey

                8. Hurnt
                  • 6 Years
                  6 months, 5 days 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
                      6 months, 5 days ago

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

                  2. namit1319
                      6 months, 5 days 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
                        • 8 Years
                        6 months, 5 days ago

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

                    • KujaliaFC
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      6 months, 5 days ago

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

                      1. Wee Jinky
                        • 8 Years
                        6 months, 5 days ago

                        No

                    • Wee Jinky
                      • 8 Years
                      6 months, 5 days 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
                        • 6 Years
                        6 months, 5 days ago

                        I did A and I thought it was a good move

                    • FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                      • 3 Years
                      6 months, 5 days 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?

                    • KDB4PREZ
                        6 months, 5 days 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

                      • Amateur68
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        6 months, 4 days 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
                          6 months, 4 days ago

                          Based on what, 1 game?

                      • hazza703
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        6 months, 4 days ago

                        Opinions/ improvements on this team.

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

                      • SomeoneKnows
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        6 months, 4 days ago

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

                        A) Perez > Mount
                        B) Jota > Barnes

                      • NLagnado
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        6 months, 2 days ago

                        Barnes + Zinchenko/Emerson or TAA + Greenwood