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FPL Question Time – Consult our panel ahead of Gameweek 5

The international break has given Fantasy Premier League managers plenty of time to stew over their squads.

As has become tradition, a fair number of FPL bosses will have deployed their first Wildcards over the last fortnight as they look to overhaul their failing teams or consolidate a good start.

For those of us with the prized chip still intact or who have already burned it, we still have a number of conundrums to solve ahead of some appealing fixtures in Gameweek 5 and beyond.

To help you with any dilemmas, we’ve put together another panel of Fantasy managers to answer your questions.

WHO’S ON THE PANEL THIS WEEK?

Tom Freeman / avfc82 – A long-term member of and frequent poster to the Fantasy Football Scout site. Tom has five top 1,000 finishes to his name in ten years of playing FPL.

Aleksander Våge Nilsen – Currently eighth in the Fantasy Football Scout Career Hall of Fame, having had three top 1k finishes in the last five seasons.

FPL Hints – One of the most-followed names in the FPL community, a seasoned veteran as well as a Scout writer and an Official FPL panellist. Finished 110th in the world in 2011/12.

Greyhead – The writer of, among other things, our weekly Great and the Good series. Greyhead finished 85th in the world in 2018/19.

Legomané – Fantasy Football Scout moderator and current leader of the Mods and Cons league. Legomané finished 1,006th in the world in his previous best season of 2016/17.

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  1. Totti
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 11 hours ago

    any news on alisson?

    will adrian play against newxastle or alisson is back?

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      I don’t think Alisson will be back for a while yet.

  2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 11 hours ago

    What do we think to this lots folks?? What and where would you improve in the future?? Did Jota to Wilson with my free transfer this week...
    Heaton
    TAA Digne Lundstram
    Salah(C) Sterling(VC) KDB Mount McGinn
    Wilson Pukki
    Subs- 4.0 Montoya Söyüncü Wickham

    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      *1.0 in the bank

    2. Lemongrab
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Montoya to Otamendi?

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        Definitely one I’m considering mate, I want to do Wilson to Vardy eventually and annoyingly I’m 0.1 out so need to free that up from somewhere in the coming weeks; I would like Otamendi in my team tho

        1. Lemongrab
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          Nothing worse than being .1m short! See if Mount maintains his form, if he starts to get rotated due to Champions league then you could swap him out to free up the extra cash.

          1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 11 hours ago

            Haha yeah that’s right mate it’s proper annoying!!!! Yeah I’d be quite happy to let Mount go, Mount you Iwobi could be an option, what do you think??

            1. Lemongrab
              • 10 Years
              9 days, 11 hours ago

              If he nails down a place in the team (no reason why he won't) then I recon he's a solid if unspectacular option. I've got a similar team but on Ceballos currently although he's more of a punt.

              1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                9 days, 10 hours ago

                Yeah I feel he could tick over steady points and Everton certainly have great fixtures for the foreseeable future. Cellebos is a player I’ve enjoyed watching I’d just be worried about rotation and where he’s playing on the pitch, he could be a genius pick and at a steal of a price tho!!

    3. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      Nice team but would rather Abraham overy Wilson

  3. nod_dinho
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 11 hours ago

    Thoughts on this?

    Pope
    TAA / Digne / Soyuncu
    Salah / Sterling / KDB / Mount
    Pukki / Haller / Abraham

    Bench: Button / Lundstram / Kelly / Cantwell

    Or was thinking of going 442 by playing Lundtram every week and upgrading Pukki to Vardy and Abraham to 4.5 fodder?

    Which would be better?

    1. Bigdshane
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        Abraham and pukki > Vardy and lund

        1. nod_dinho
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Cheers kid! Think when GW9 comes Vardy has a great run of fixtures... Could be a great differential!

    2. Lets all klopp together
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Iv 2 free transfers what would you do with this team?

      Pope
      Pieters, lundstram, digne, robertson
      Salah, sterling, maddison, kdb
      Pukki, haller.

      Bench, button, greenwood, cantwell, Söyüncü

      1. Bigdshane
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          Good team. Wouldn’t do anything tbh

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        A lot of People seem to hopefully believe that teams like City and Chelsea will Field second string teams in the CL. Its not going to happen. The CL is the biggest Club tournament in the world, the players will want to play and the managers will want to advance. Its not as if the Chelsea players and Lampard will tell themselves "we have no chance anyway, Ill play Giroud even though Tammy is my first Choice striker". Or that Barkley will play Ahead of Mount in the CL.

        Similarily Pep wont be playing a chop and change team before City are guaranteed to advance. Sure there might be some change as rotation is happening, but its just as likely that Sterling or KDB get a rest in the PL as it happening in the CL, especially With the easy run of PL games they have. Im not sure if it was last season or the one before that, but Pep made some comments after City failed to capitalize in one of the earlier rounds and secure the advancement that he would play his best available team until they were surely out of the Group. It will be the same this season.

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          TLDR: Expect rotation as managers will try to do well in both competitions. No-benchers will be punished in the upcoming weeks.

        2. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          Always find it funny how so many on here seem to think the Premier League is more important than the biggest club tournament on the planet.

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 11 hours ago

            I don't really have a strong opinion either way, but have you seen City's group?

            1. Recklesss
              • 4 Years
              9 days, 11 hours ago

              Man City B team could advance for sure

              1. I Member
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                9 days, 10 hours ago

                But they need the A team to beat Norwich?

                1. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  9 days, 10 hours ago

                  Yup, this season could be very tight with LIV so GD matters 🙂

                2. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  9 days, 10 hours ago

                  This. Every team in their Group is better than the lower table teams in the PL. So based on the Logic of resting players against bad teams the PL is where KDB or Sterling will most likely get their rest.

                3. Recklesss
                  • 4 Years
                  9 days, 10 hours ago

                  I'm re-reading my comment and trying to find the part where I said they need their A team to beat Norwich?

              2. SADIO SANÉ
                • 4 Years
                9 days, 10 hours ago

                yep, pretty obvious that teams wouldn't favour PL over CL when the knockout stage comes round but the group stage is a piece of pisss

                1. Recklesss
                  • 4 Years
                  9 days, 10 hours ago

                  Totally agree.

            2. I Member
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              9 days, 10 hours ago

              Yeah, it's a very straight forward group and I'm sure Pep will rotate his team at times but Shaktar away in the first group game is more difficult than a trip to Norwich.

              1. SADIO SANÉ
                • 4 Years
                9 days, 10 hours ago

                I agree, I don't actually think we will learn anything long term this time because both City and Liverpool are playing their toughest opponents first time up - the rest of the games will be different imo; I won't be drawing any conclusions from the next two lineups for those two teams

                1. I Member
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  9 days, 10 hours ago

                  Fair enough.

        3. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          No reason not have a playing bench with the gift that is Cantwell alongside a playing defender and you're sorted!

        4. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          I have no doubt in my mind that Pep will focus more on CL than PL if need be.

          That being said, Pep has 2x A teams. So Aguero/Sterling could sit out in either of PL / CL. No reason to try and second guess it. Just have a decent bench at least until there are some clear signs to which players Pep prefers in CL/PL.

          Last year Jesus was prefered in CL as far as I recall.

          As for Liverpool, they usually just line up as strong as they can in both tournaments with only a few being rested (primarily the midfield and defenders)

      3. Robin Van Persie (C)
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        On WC

        A. Pepe, Pukki & Wood
        B. Aubameyang, Cantwell & Barnes

        1. Recklesss
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          Pukki Party and you're considering going with out...

          1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            Auba Party as well.

      4. CHARLIE HULL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        How nailed do we think Otamendi is now? Considering Zinchenko/King to Ota/Barnes. Want some comments from Pep really but King price drop would rule it out.

        1. Robin Van Persie (C)
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          Just do it

        2. Lemongrab
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          Should be pretty secure.

        3. Recklesss
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          Do you need the 5.4 from Ota? Why not just King to Barnes. Zinc is safe until Mendy is back and even then who knows.

          1. CHARLIE HULL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            9 days, 11 hours ago

            Need to 0.1 unfortunately otherwise I’d just make the straight swap. Got 2 FT and happy with the rest of my squad, so seems an opportune time to move Zinchenko on.

            1. Recklesss
              • 4 Years
              9 days, 11 hours ago

              Fair play. Do it.

        4. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          What can Pep say rhat would put you off 'Otamendi is so rubbish that I will play a DM or Kyle Walker there instead'! Otamendi is as nailed as can be now!

          1. CHARLIE HULL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            9 days, 11 hours ago

            Yeah true. Might wait for Argentina’s match tonight to make sure he’s unscathed.

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              9 days, 10 hours ago

              He will be watching that game on TV

              1. jia you jia you
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                9 days, 10 hours ago

                as he's not in the squad

      5. Gudjohnsen
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        Start Cantwell or Lundstram?

        1. MTPockets
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          Lundstram I think

          1. Recklesss
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 11 hours ago

            This

        2. In a Rush
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Lundstram

        3. svg53
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Lundstram

      6. MTPockets
        • 10 Years
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        Looking forward to seeing Giroud, Barkley and the likes of Mahrez, Foden etc in European games midweek

        1. Recklesss
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          Savage

        2. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Youll be seeing them in action earlier than that

      7. Starlydon
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        What's everyone's opinion on Callum wilson?? Is he a good option for the good run of fixtures?

        1. Recklesss
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          4 returns - 4 gameweeks

        2. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          very good option imo but cant have em all

        3. Starlydon
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          I know....why is he so lowly owned though???

          1. Lemongrab
            • 10 Years
            9 days, 11 hours ago

            Good option. Awkward price when you can get Pukki/Haller/Barnes and save yourself some money hence the low ownership.

            1. Recklesss
              • 4 Years
              9 days, 10 hours ago

              fair play re: price

        4. Starlydon
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Surely more points is better than saving funds??
          I think he will outscored those 3 in the coming weeks due to easy fixtures??

          1. Lemongrab
            • 10 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            Depends what you do with the money e.g. if the extra million spent elsewhere turns a Greenwood into a Pukki for example

        5. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 5 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          if i had him i would keep him

        6. BigBillyBass
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Definition of frustrating

          1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            I brought him in for Jota this week instead of opting for Haller,Barnes,Abraham

            1. BigBillyBass
              • 1 Year
              9 days, 10 hours ago

              I'd take him over Jota any day. To be fair I'd take a one legged blind man over Jota at the minute

              1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                9 days, 10 hours ago

                Hahaha I totally agree!!! Haha

        7. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Great option imo. Aiming to get him and Vardy from 7.

        8. svg53
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          People like shiny new things..... Wilson is proven and will probably outscore Haller and Pukki in the long run.

      8. In a Rush
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Any thoughts on my wild card please?
        Haven’t touched it for a couple of days 0itb

        Pope
        Taa Otamendi digne
        Salah kdb sterling Ceballos
        Pukki Haller Maupay

        McGovern lundstram Söyüncü Cantwell

        Cheers

        1. MTPockets
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Quite a nice balance. Uncertain on Ceballos personally but could be worth the risk. Don't know much about Maupay but guess departures make his position more secure

          1. In a Rush
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            Cheers, already owned Ceballos so think I will stick for now as for Maupay he has looked pretty sharp and the fact andone/locadia have gone is positive.

            Only thing could be to do
            Maupay ➡️ Ayew
            Cellabos ➡️ Someone

            1. MTPockets
              • 10 Years
              9 days, 10 hours ago

              Someone transfers aren't usually a great idea. Best to stick to your plan

              1. In a Rush
                • 2 Years
                9 days, 10 hours ago

                Yeah when I say someone, probably mount James someone in that bracket but think I’ll stick to the plan. Cheers pockets

        2. Freddiebell
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 9 hours ago

          Don't like the caballos pick personally. I'd rather have Lanzini instead and Abraham over haller

          1. In a Rush
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 9 hours ago

            Funds wouldn’t allow that would they.

      9. jacklfc88
        • 9 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Tinkering a bit, and I've come up with a team with 4 big hitters of Salah, KdB, Firmino and Aguero.

        I quite like the balance of that. Other 2 mids are James and McGinn. Still have 2 premium defenders there in TAA and Digne too.

        Thoughts?

        1. Recklesss
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Whats the full team?

          1. jacklfc88
            • 9 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            See below

        2. jacklfc88
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          0.8 ITB

          Pope
          TAA Digne Soyuncu
          Kdb Salah James McGinn
          Aguero Firmino

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 5 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            missing one player though ?

            1. jacklfc88
              • 9 Years
              9 days, 10 hours ago

              Haha!

              Sorry Lundstram at the back as well.

              1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 5 Years
                9 days, 10 hours ago

                whats your bench ? i m impressed. see my team below. can only manage ota and not digne. also have vardy instead of firmino

                1. jacklfc88
                  • 9 Years
                  9 days, 10 hours ago

                  My bench is Button, Kelly, Guendouzi/Dendoncker and Greenwood.

                  I do like to have two rotating goalies though, so I might stick Henderson back in as I've 0.8 ITB.

                  It was between Vardy and Firmino for me as well, Vardy may be a safer bet to be fair, with the international breaks Firmino is all over the world so may be a rotation risk especially with Liverpool going to Napoli next Tues.

                  1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 5 Years
                    9 days, 10 hours ago

                    gl !

        3. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Bobby must be dubious given his international commitments. Prefer Vardy anyway.

          1. jacklfc88
            • 9 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            For this weekend yes I agree, otherwise he plays. He's the key to most things Liverpool do.

      10. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        havent touched wc for 4 days so think I'll stick with that :

        gtg ?

        ryan (button)
        Taa otamendi lowton/mings (lundstram)
        Salah KDB james mcginn (cantwell)
        Aguero Vardy Pukki

        thank you 🙂

        1. jacklfc88
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Yeah nice, I've gone Digne and cheap 4.5 forward over Pukki and Ota, I think City are incredibly strong still but more vulnerable minus Laporte, can see them conceding a few extra maybe, and Digne is nailed for attacking returns.

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 5 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            thanks 🙂

      11. Laurel and Vardy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Kane+Perez -> KDB+Barnes (-4). Yes or No?

        Thanks.

        1. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          yes

        2. MTPockets
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          A risk (Kane) but yeah think I would, esp assuming nobody great to sub on for Perez if benched again

        3. Flaming Flamingo
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Wouldn't feel comfortable getting rid of Kane this week.

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            Palace has been a better team than spurs for 2019. And they don't concede many

            1. Flaming Flamingo
              • 3 Years
              9 days, 10 hours ago

              Palace are overperforming heavily at the moment and are on paper are one of the weaker teams in the league.

        4. gooner_112233445566
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          i wouldnt tbh, maybe just use ft to replace perez?

        5. Freddiebell
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 9 hours ago

          I would

      12. gooner_112233445566
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        which one please vote guys...

        a) otamendi, ceballos (other 5.9), jimenez, c wilson
        b) ota, lanzini, pukki, jimenez
        c) soyuncu (other 4.5), lanzini, jimenez, c wilson
        d) soyuncu, pukki, jimenez, c wilson
        e) ota, lanzini, pukki, c wilson

        1. MTPockets
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Which players do you most want? Would pick that one

        2. Recklesss
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Way too many options here - B or E

        3. Bram
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          E

      13. dshv
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Heaton

        Virgil - Robbo - Digne - Walker

        Salah - Martial? - Mount - Sterling

        Pukki - Wilson

        (dendo, lund, green)

        1. Martial to who ??
        2. Save FT
        3. Any other advice????

        1. nod_dinho
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Downgrade Robbo and get KDB?

          1. Freddiebell
            • 3 Years
            9 days, 9 hours ago

            ^^ THIS ^^

      14. wasp3000
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        WC Decision?

        Pope ____
        TAA Otamendi Lundstram ____ ____
        Salah Sterling DeBruyne Mount ____
        Barnes Haller ____

        Fill in the blanks

        A) Ryan Digne Pieters Cantwell Greenwood
        or
        B) Button Lowton Guilbert Guendouzi Pukki

        Thoughts appreciated?

        1. Bram
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          A although I'd probably save some cash and still go Button over Ryan.

          1. wasp3000
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            Yes you are prob right. Squeeze out the 0.1m's while i can on a WC. Have snagged a good few price rises so hopefully TV will increase over the next few weeks.
            Team A is a lot more balanced i feel but just want a third playing striker

      15. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Seems odd that both Mane and Salah may go up in price......especially as most have one or the other and the KDB bandwagon is truly running ....

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 5 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          newcastle next though

        2. MTPockets
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Price change progress may be questionable. Salah dropped from +95 to +13 yesterday, now back to +94. FFFix has him as -4

          1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            +1

      16. Robin Van Persie (C)
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Just give this a thought.

        We all know that not even one Man City player is immune to Pep's rotation madness. Ederson can be an exception but who cares. All we care about is the outfield players, especially the attacking prospects. With UCL & cup games starting from next week, there are going to be 2 games per week!

        And as I said, no one is safe! Aguero, Sterling, KDB! Everyone will get rotated at some point of time with the likes of Mahrez, BSilva, Jesus giving plenty of options to Pep.

        The point is about DSilva! Do we see him starting in intense UCL games with so much travelling back & forth? He might play some cup games, might even play some UCL games! But I think he is more likely to be given PL minutes than other competitions!

        DSilva might get benched in intense PL games as we saw against Spurs. But when we look at the fixtures, we can see that City have great fixtures and no intense games in PL with great home fixtures, which are very ideal games for DSilva!

        Anyway, this is just my theory/opinion! You can never predict Pep! But yeah, DSilva is as vulnerable to rotation as other City prospects and as safe from it as others!

        1. Robin Van Persie (C)
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          So from an FPL point of view, DSilva does make a great attacking option for City at just 7.5!

        2. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          I havent seen a RMT or Wildcard with Sterling, KDB and Diliva in the mid. I think that could be an awesome combo

          1. jacklfc88
            • 9 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            What about KdB Silva and Aguero?

            1. dbeck
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              9 days, 10 hours ago

              still good but i prefer sterling over aguero and then i like the cheap strikers 6-7.5m range over the mids in that range currently

              1. Debauchy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                9 days, 10 hours ago

                Kun Captainers over the next few could sink you. , but go with your gut

          2. Jimmy Floyd
            • 1 Year
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            Here’s my current wildcard team
            Pope button
            TAA Digne Soyuncu Pieters Lundstram
            Salah Sterling Dilva De Bruyne Mount
            Wilson Ayew Greenwood.

            Will play 2 out of Soy, Pieters, Lund and Ayew every week and feel I need 2 decent bench players with the risk of Pep roulette and the odd TAA benching

            1. dbeck
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              9 days, 10 hours ago

              can wilson and ayew come Barnes and Pukki? rest looks great. Lowton over Pieters saves 0.1 also

        3. In a Rush
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Not a bad point to be fair. I would love to down grade sterling to free up some cash but too scared with everyone in mini league owning him.

        4. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 5 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          he's a good 3rd option but priority has to be 2 from aguero/kdn/sterling imo

        5. MTPockets
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Could also make the argument that Silva's exactly the sort of experienced, skilled, difference-making individual Pep would pick for CL games over easier PL matches where he might want to give his understudies increasing game time. But otherwise agree on risks to everyone

        6. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Don't try to second guess Pep. Go with what you have now and reacess.

      17. Kevin de Blanke
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        I feel a bit torn on benching Pukki or not

        I know it's City, but this is the kind of benching that'll hurt if he scores...

        Lundstram or Mings that would take his place

        Anyone???

        1. Recklesss
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          I was going to bench him for Lunds but the Emerson injury forced my hand to play him.

        2. donlobatto
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Personally would def not bench Pukki if the alternative is a defender. No CS is a given and I think Pukki has a good chance of sneaking a goal plus baps.

          1. Recklesss
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            There is no way Pukki sneaking A goal is getting him baps + I think most would argue it isn't a 'good chance'

            1. donlobatto
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              9 days, 10 hours ago

              Ok maybe not baps but I could see the goal happening. More likely as a dying mins consolation though.

              Still don’t think I’d bench Pukki for Lunds

              1. Recklesss
                • 4 Years
                9 days, 10 hours ago

                Fair enough. I just think if there is any fixtures I would bench a fwd for it's Man City (even with Laporte out). I'm forced to play Pukki as I have injuries so I'm hoping for goal, just not expecting one.

                1. donlobatto
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  9 days, 10 hours ago

                  Yeh this is fair.

                  For me, I’m considerint benching AWB for Lunds anyway so Pukki will play

                  1. Recklesss
                    • 4 Years
                    9 days, 10 hours ago

                    I honestly think all three will end with 2 pts

        3. Kevin de Blanke
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Thanks, that's enough to push me in one direction

        4. otbcwill
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          NCFC defence is in tatters with three CBs our and Aarons potential injury from last night. With Laporte out , the only thing they can hope to do is score goals. Pukki is definitely starting for me. I'll be at the game looking watching through my fingers!

        5. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Lundstram over Pukki no brainer

          1. jtreble
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            Bookmarked.

            1. Recklesss
              • 4 Years
              9 days, 10 hours ago

              Who R U?

          2. jtreble
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 days, 7 hours ago

            “... Lundstram over Pukki no brainer ...”. Brosstan, how’s your “no brainer” working out? :).

      18. donlobatto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Afternoon gents

        Which move do you think is best for my lot below?

        A) Save FT / G2G
        B) Save FT but play Lunds over AWB
        C) AWB > Pieters (FT)
        D) AWB, VVD > Pieters, TAA (-4)

        1FT 0.5itb WC still intact

        Heaton
        VVD, Zinch, Digne, AWB
        Salah, Sterling, KDB, Mount
        Pukki, Haller
        (Button) (Lunds, Dendo, Greenwood)

        Saving feels most sensible but sensible doth butter no parsnips.
        VVD > TAA feels a luxury still for now.
        I like the look of BUR defence and despite the cash saving it feels an upgrade vs AWB for now.

        Appreciate your thoughts!
        Cheers 🙂

        1. Lemongrab
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          A for me. Although I smell a sterling benching so your AWB/Lunds question may be moot.

      19. MadeinIreland
        • 10 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Play Lundstrum or Dunk this week?

        Thanks...

      20. New Community Article
        Rotation's Alter Ego
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        New Community article posted

        https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2019/09/10/the-monday-after-thinking-through-gw5-8/

        Latest in FPLDave's series looking at the upcoming fixtures

      21. Super Silva Haze
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Guys who to for ??

        1. James and King

        2. Cantwell and Wilson

        1. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          2

      22. DAZZ
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Mendy returns, Worrying times for the Zinchenko owners

        1. Internal Error
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Yes it is. I will sell soon

        2. Recklesss
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Just got to wait it out. No reason to panic yet.

          1. Debauchy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            This wait for Mendy to be subbed in and decide

        3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          good time for fpl players, great asset

      23. gooner_112233445566
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        which one form below....
        a) otamendi, lanzini, pukki, jimenez/c wilson
        b) soyuncu (any 4.5), lanzini, jimenez, c wilson
        c) soyuncu, pukki, jimenez, c wilson

        1. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          A with Wilson

        2. Freddiebell
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 9 hours ago

          A all day

      24. BuYaKasha
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Please RMWCT

        Pope, (Stekelenburg)
        TAA, Digne, Zinchenko, (Lundstrom, Kelly)
        Salah, Sterling, KDB, Mount, James
        Pukki, Barnes, (Greenwood)

        Really want to get Haller, would you sacrifice Mid to play 343 with Haller?

        1. jacklfc88
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Yeah, downgrade one of Mount/James IMO to a 5th mid at 4.5, bench him and go 3-4-3 with Haller.

          1. BuYaKasha
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            Would mean losing Mount as well,
            Not enough cash

            Mount, James, Greenwood > Cantwell, Dedoncker, Haller

        2. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          a nice 352, it’s all about whether Mount or James will outscore a third striker of the same value, personally I think they will

        3. Dacra
          • 5 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Interesting team, im now considering the same mid.

          If i downgrade Zinch to Otamendi I can afford Pukki/Haller up top though..

          1. BuYaKasha
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            This team with Haller and Pukki up top would be perfect, not enough dosh for that

            1. Dacra
              • 5 Years
              9 days, 10 hours ago

              Im currently planning to get rid of James and spend the cash upgrading bench of 4 players that can rotate for 11th spot Soyuncu, Cantwell, Lundstram, Ayew - worried about using WC and still having non playing bench in Greenwood and the 4.0 defence..

              1. BuYaKasha
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                9 days, 10 hours ago

                I want to keep this defense,
                would you have
                James + Barnes
                or
                McGinn + Haller

                1. Debauchy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  9 days, 10 hours ago

                  J&B

      25. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Which two strikers for Vardy(8.9)down do you feel are the best to own????

        1. Internal Error
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Barnes and Hitler

          1. Internal Error
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            *Haller

          2. Recklesss
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            Reported

          3. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            Vile Hitler

          4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            oh dear

          5. Zlatanzo
              9 days, 10 hours ago

              That was a huge internal error on your part...

          6. dbeck
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            Two from Pukki, Haller, Wilson and Barnes

          7. Recklesss
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            Barnes - Haller over the next 3

          8. Dakes.
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            I’d keep Vardy

            1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              9 days, 10 hours ago

              *meant to say ‘from’ Vardy sorry

              1. Dakes.
                • 2 Years
                9 days, 10 hours ago

                So do you have Vardy or no?

                If I had I’d keep. If you just are using him as a pricepoint for reference I’d say best two options for next couple weeks are Barnes Haller, Pukki close behind due to MCI this week.

                1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  9 days, 10 hours ago

                  Price point reference mate, he will come into my team in a few weeks time, I have Pukki and brought in Wilson for Jota this week, just like to see other people opinions too, I’m realy fancying Haller but it would mean losing Pukki tho however his fixtures aren’t amazing, Man City the Next Burnley and Palace away. Two stubborn defences

        2. Dakes.
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Still looking alright? 1.7 ITB, 0FT, WC available still. 🙂

          Pope // 4.0
          TAA Digne Zinchenko Lundstram // Rico
          Salah Sterling KDB Mount // Dendoncker
          Pukki Barnes // Greenwood

          1.7m can be used in a number of ways over coming weeks.

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            Yes, no chance needed

          2. dbeck
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            Looks great, people will wildcard and still not get a team as good as this. You've nailed it.

            What was your move this week? And what are you looking at for that 1.7m itb, Rico upgrade?

            1. Dakes.
              • 2 Years
              9 days, 10 hours ago

              Took a risky -4 at the end of last GW to do Jota Siggy VVD to Barnes KDB Lundstram. First hit of the season and was reluctant to lose VVD, but have Trent, was necessary to get KDB, got a potential gem in Lundstram and still have lots ITB.

              Yep, either Rico or Dendoncker replacement the likely ones.

          3. Debauchy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            Yeah good enough this week , assess after

          4. Az
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            Perfect!

            1. Dakes.
              • 2 Years
              9 days, 10 hours ago

              Thanks Az! Cheers all!

          5. DAZZ
            • 5 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            Man this team is so similar to mine! 13/15 players i own! The only difference is Cantwell + Robertson to your Dendonker + Zinchenko

        3. Front 442
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Does any one have any news on the fitness of Martial, Kyle Walker -Peters, Kelly or Trossard.
          It would be very much appreciated

          1. Debauchy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            wait for pressers

            1. Front 442
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              9 days, 10 hours ago

              I am but I have a crazy schedule from Thursday onwards.

            2. Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              9 days, 10 hours ago

              pop in at the garden of Eden when you have a minute...

              1. Debauchy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                9 days, 10 hours ago

                Hey honey

                1. Christina.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  9 days, 10 hours ago

                  x

                  1. Debauchy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    9 days, 10 hours ago

                    Great start for you . keep it going ..

                    1. Christina.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      9 days, 10 hours ago

                      😕