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Scoutcast Episode 300 – Spartans

After around a decade of shows the Scoutcast has reached the momentous 300 episode mark.

From its origins, when Mark and Granville used to find time to podcast during their lunch break at work, to the live stream video version of today, the Scoutcast has long been a staple part of Fantasy manager’s lives.

But while the cast and technology has changed the issues remain the same.

One of these recurring themes has been the arguments that greet any cast member’s decision to Wildcard. This week’s show, ahead of Gameweek 5, is no different.

Knowing full well what may happen Joe tentatively presents his team overhaul to co-hosts Az and Neale. In Scoutcast tradition he then has defend his decisions, like one of the 300 Spartans who famously took on an army more than 2,000 years ago.

Elsewhere, the crew take a look back at some of the many mistakes and small successes of Gameweek 4 and how they plan to turn their fortunes around this coming weekend.

Kevin De Bruyne’s captaincy credentials, the best clean sheet prospects and Arsenal’s fixtures are among issues on the bill.

The crew also reveal what factors they use when making decisions, which covers everything from the growth of expected stats to the eye and even ‘ear test’.

Meanwhile, Neale’s differential shout for September and October ensures the arguments continue.

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  1. FantasyFootballFanatic
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    I have been doing some research on expected goals and expected goals against for different teams. Very interesting viewing and I would love to hear some of your thoughts.

    Pretty standard for expected goals, Man City are by far top and West Ham, Liverpool and Chelsea fill the top 4.

    However, more interesting is the expected goals against, with top meaning they have the least expected goals against:
    1) Man U (by a long way, actually, were expected only 2.85 GA, but have conceded 4 and been unlucky to not get more clean sheets)
    2) Leicester
    3) Wolves
    4) Burnley
    and then it is City and Liverpool.

    What are people's thoughts on this? Any of those top 4 GA looking a good choice now in defence? Everybody had ruled united defenders out...

    1. 40 MIL & A QUID
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Thanks for this, I think it's an eye test thing. I don't like the look of Utd at the minute but good to know that there's reason to hold onto AWB

    2. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Depends where you want to spend the money - united defenders are 5.5+ with little attacking return potential. AWB is the only viable one really as he should get a lot of baps if they keep a clean sheet.

      1. FantasyFootballFanatic
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Very good point. People like Pope, Pieters, Chilwell, Soyuncu etc. look nice now, though!

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 15 days ago

      at this point in the season its better looking at shots conceded (+ from where?) and chances created. one tap in either way can skew xg massively with only a few weeks worth of data.

      there is some correlation though anyway and its one reason ive been advising keeping mufc def (even though i have none) and monitoring emerson

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 15 days ago

      The United Palace game has skewed things a bit imo. Palace specialise in against the odds wins away from home with consistently bizarre XG and XGC. That said it’s still a really small sample size.

  2. TheDragon
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 15 days ago

    How bad is my team looking?

    1 FT & Wildcard available but thinking of rolling FT provided AWB, Martial & Robinson are fit.

    Ryan (Button)
    Digne, AWB, VVD Lundstram (Söyüncü)
    Salah, Sterling, KDB, Martial, Robinson
    Jota (Pukki, Greenwood)

    1. 40 MIL & A QUID
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Pretty bad given Martial is not a definite starter. Don't like Jota atm either.

      1. 40 MIL & A QUID
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Martial due to injury**

      2. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 15 days ago

        I’m too committed to Jota now - surely he has to come good.

        If just martial is out he is an easy 1 FT to Mount

      3. FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Martial starts when he’s fit

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 15 days ago

      looks good to me mate

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 15 days ago

        im having to start soy and pukki :/

        1. TheDragon
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 15 days ago

          The way my season has started I fully expect them to both score 10+ points each on my bench.

          I benched Robinson last week 🙁

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Not bad imo

      Jota could (finally) prove his worth this week - really like he look of that fixture.

      Think I’d play Pukki over AWB.

      (Fellow Martial AWB owner who kept Jota in his week 2 WC!!!)

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Thanks 🙂

        Jota simply has to come good at some point so hard to sell now.

        AWB is frustrating me massively

        Hopefully we have a good week!

    4. Babit1967
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Jota last chance saloon for me this week, hope he comes good

  3. Cheesyzoot
      5 months, 15 days ago

      (Bottomed)

      Thoughts on this WC draft? Can just afford with 0 ITB

      Pope, (Button)
      Digne, Maitland-N, Otamendi, (Kelly, Lundstrum)
      Sterling, KDB, Salah, Cantwell, Wilson
      Tammy, Haller, Barnes

      Current team:

      Pope, (Button)
      VVD, Robertson, Lundstram, (Kelly, KWP)
      Salah, Sterling, David Silva, Mount, Fraser
      Haller, Pukki, (Greenwood)

      Go for the WC or hold? Pulling my hair out on this one lads.....

      1. 40 MIL & A QUID
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        It is a lot better than your current team, but your current team isn't even bad. Don't think it's worth it.

      2. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Why getting rid of Pukki? Because he blanked 1 game? Same for Mount?

        I wouldn’t Wildcard - but I would move David Silva on

      3. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 15 days ago

        No reason for wc mate

    • BlzE_94
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Captain Sterling or Mane?

      1. 40 MIL & A QUID
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Raz

      2. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Sterling

    • dakotaz
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Need help fellas... Currently have
      1FT and 1ITB
      My concern is Cantwell / Donker
      Pukki / Rash / Greenwood.

      Rash to who?
      1. Abraham
      2. Haller
      3. Barnes

      Worth taking a hit to then upgrade the third attacker or one of the mids?

      1. 40 MIL & A QUID
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        haller

      2. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Haller but it’s a rash move imo

      3. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 15 days ago

        id just keep him

    • Trippier Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Play Pukki or Lundstram this GW?

      1. MrDurden
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Pukki

      2. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Lundstram the might mighty Lundstram

      3. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Lundstram

    • Feed tha Sheep
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Kane > Aguero worth a -4? Or wait until next GW?

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 15 days ago

        What will you do when Jesus rises?

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          Start going to church

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        not worth it

      3. PlumaPiedra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        I did it last week for -4 and couldn't have been happier.

        1. TheDragon
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 15 days ago

          Unfortunately he can’t buy a time machine for a -4 now though

          1. PlumaPiedra
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 15 days ago

            Well thanks for that Sherlock. He can buy him this week though, I did it last week and don't regret it one bit. Against Norwich I'd do it again.

    • Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Early game for Pool and lots of defensive problems for Norwich makes me wanna captain Sterling or KDB over Salah.

      Opinions?

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Safe solid choice = Salah

        If you want to live a little and be frantically refreshing to get team news = Sterling / KDB

      2. SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        I'm going Salah and hoping for 1-point cameos with help from Pep, I don't really expect them to miss out but you never know

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          I'd rather see all my players score, even if I pick the wrong captain.

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 15 days ago

            I wouldn't

            1. Bobby Digital
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 15 days ago

              I like points.. doesn't matter if theyre owned or captained by everyone else.

              1. SADIO SANÉ
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 15 days ago

                well it does matter, but whatever

      3. PlumaPiedra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Strangely haven't considered Salah this week. Keep switching between Sterling and Aguero though. Currently on Aguero but can't decide!

    • infamousprob
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      I've activated my wildcard. Can you help if this team needs something different?

      Pope
      TAA-Digne-Pieters
      Salah-Sterling-KDB-Iwobi
      Abraham-Haller-Barnes

      SUB:Button,Lundstram,Cantwell

      Basically thinking if Iwobi is suited for 4th spot at midfield. Alternatives would be Mcginn,Ceballos, Robinson. James is 6.1 , so would need 0.2 from somewhere. I could downgrade Pieters 4.6 to Guilbert 4.4...

      Forwards are pretty much locked in. Don't want Pukki against ManC (H) or Burnely (A).

      Anything come to mind?

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        whos your third sub ?

        1. infamousprob
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          Rico

      2. FPL Ron Manager
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Dan James would certainly be a good alternative I would say. He looked by far the most attacking, and effective player in their last televised match. I'd love to have Ceballos, but I think he's still susceptible to rotation at the moment.

        I think not having Pukki is a bit of a risk in view of high his ownership is, and how high in the stats charts he is. He's going to carry on shooting, and while he may not do much against Man City this weekend, against most other teams he's a good threat. If you were thinking of bringing him in, he might fall foul of the casual players dropping him after the City game, should be draw a blank, which could then provoke a price fall.

        Is Greenwood your third outfield sub?

        1. infamousprob
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          Rico is my third sub...

          I May sell barnes/Abraham and go back to pukki. Ideal scenario would be, that pukki blanks against ManC and drops in price for 0.1. Then after burnley away, I could get him in

          1. FPL Ron Manager
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 15 days ago

            There's a decent chance of Abraham going up in value again in the next 24 hours or so, which could be very useful to your strategy.

        2. infamousprob
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          How nailed is Daniel James when united start to play twice a week? I also saw him play against southampton and he really was a handful.. But where can I get those 0.2 to upgrade iwobi - > james

          1. FPL Ron Manager
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 15 days ago

            I wonder if United might prioritise the league which I feel would benefit James in fpl terms were that to happen. As their current main attacking threat, I'm hoping that makes him harder to drop.

      3. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Iwobi is an interesting call - pretty medium on him but don’t really know a lot about him.

        I’d be tempted to get funds from a 5.5 type at the back from Digne - City probs - to get a Mount type as 4th mid. I’m eyeing Mount CHO Trossard James as the area I’d want there. Think that extra 0.5 or so buys quite a lot.

        (Have McGinn but really as holding measure unless he does something special)

        1. infamousprob
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          Thanks from the input

    • thunder_mike
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Which combo do you like best?

      A) Zink(5.5ish def) + JAyew - JAyew will rotated with Cantwell, Soy, Lund depending on fixtures
      B) 4.4 or less Def + Barnes

      Pope Button
      TAA Digne Soy Lund ??
      Salah Sterling KDB Mount Cantwell
      Pukki Haller ???

    • zhiren
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      How does this WC team look?

      Pope // Skeletenburg
      Dunk Otamendi TAA Digne // Lunds
      Mane Sterling Mount James // Cantwell
      Kun Pukki // Greenwood

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Beautiful!

      2. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Not looked at prices ... can you have Haller, Salah & KDB instead of Kun, Mane & James/ Mount?

        1. zhiren
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          Yes I can have Haller, Salah and KDB instead of Kun, Mane and James. Reckon that is better?

          1. TheDragon
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 15 days ago

            Personally yes I think it’s way better

            1. zhiren
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 15 days ago

              Thanks for the feedback!

            2. Stormbringer22
                5 months, 15 days ago

                I agree with the above

      3. King Kun Ta
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Put the armband on....

        A guero
        B Sterling
        C Salah

        Ta and GL this GW!

        1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          A

        2. Bobby Digital
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          Aguero if I had him.

        3. TheDragon
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 15 days ago

          Salalalalallalalalalalalalalah

        4. The Truth Is...
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          salah

        5. King Kun Ta
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          Exactly my dilemma....2-2

        6. in sane in de bruyne
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          If I had Kun I'd think I'd go for him.
          Salah for me though (Sterling owner)

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 15 days ago

            This.

        7. Pep Roulette
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          Sterling! Gonna play and screw Norwich!

        8. KDB4PREZ
            5 months, 15 days ago

            If you own kun you captain him imo. Ppl without him obv say salah or sterling bud lol

        9. Pep Roulette
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          RMWCT

          Pope Button
          TAA Otamendi Soyunucu Lundstram Rico
          Salah Sterling KDB Pepe Cantwell
          Haller Wood Greenwood

          1. Big Weng
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 15 days ago

            Why button?

            1. Pep Roulette
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 15 days ago

              Non playing 2nd GK! Not a fan of rotating keepers!

        10. Count of Monte Hristo
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          Is Mark nothing to do with FFS anymore? Where did he go?

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 15 days ago

            think he got annoyed with people obsessing over him 😀

            1. Count of Monte Hristo
              • 6 Years
              5 months, 15 days ago

              😆

              He works elsewhere now though?

          2. TheDragon
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 15 days ago

            Mark is FFS

            Always was and always will be

        11. zhiren
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          Which option is better?

          A) Salah KDB Abraham
          B) Mane James Kun

          Rest of the team:
          Pope // Skeletenburg
          Dunk Otamendi TAA Digne // Lunds
          Sterling James *Slot1* *Slot2* // Cantwell
          *Slot3* Pukki // Greenwood

          1. The Truth Is...
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 15 days ago

            a

          2. TheDragon
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 15 days ago

            Presume you can’t afford Haller over Abraham in A?

            1. TheDragon
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 15 days ago

              A with Haller 😉

              1. The Truth Is...
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 15 days ago

                Abraham will outscore haller

                1. zhiren
                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 15 days ago

                  Looks like A is the way to go...It's now Haller or Abraham!

          3. Bobby Digital
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 15 days ago

            I have A...

            Ederson
            VVD TAA Digne Lundstram
            Sterling Salah KDB McGinn
            Abraham Pukki

            Button Dendonk Greenwood Kelly

          4. zhiren
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 15 days ago

            Oh wow A is way more popular!

        12. infamousprob
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          which combo would you select?

          A) Sterling,Salah, Haller, Abraham
          B) James, Mane, Aguero, Firmino

          I am on a wildcard and starting to prefer option B)

          1. TheDragon
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 15 days ago

            A by a long way for me

          2. Rihanovic
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 15 days ago

            A

          3. Bobby Digital
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 15 days ago

            A

          4. KDB4PREZ
              5 months, 15 days ago

              A

          5. Big Weng
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 15 days ago

            Why is everyone going for Button when he hasn't played any minutes yet?

            1. zhiren
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 15 days ago

              Cheapest GK around! Most ppl are just going for 1 playing GK..

              1. Big Weng
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 15 days ago

                Won't he drop in price?

                1. TheDragon
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 15 days ago

                  Only if people sell him and why would they when they never planned to play him?

                  1. Big Weng
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 15 days ago

                    What if your Keeper is playing your striker then surely that just cancels out the goals/Clean sheets?

                    1. EMBOLOFAN
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      5 months, 15 days ago

                      deal with it

          6. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 15 days ago

            Oh Jesus just had a look at mane’s record vs newcastle to see if he was a captain option and he has 1 goal no assists in 6 games oh Jesus

            1. TheDragon
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 15 days ago

              Have you checked Jesus record vs Norwich too?

          7. FPL-(VAR)dy
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 15 days ago

            Best midfielders for 6.4 mil and under??

            1. WALOR
              • 10 Years
              5 months, 15 days ago

              Mount
              Iwobi
              James

              1. Rihanovic
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 15 days ago

                This

            2. infamousprob
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              5 months, 15 days ago

              i've gone for iwobi... but really don't have money for over 6.1..

              Lanzini is also a great option! under 6.4 you could argue for Ceballos also...

            3. TheDragon
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 15 days ago

              Robinson!

              1. WALOR
                • 10 Years
                5 months, 15 days ago

                Fixtures not great

            4. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 15 days ago

              Tielemans for sure needs to be considered.

              Trossard? I know he’s out but he’s still on my radar.

            5. KDB4PREZ
                5 months, 15 days ago

                Trossard for sure imo, if he played for better team everyone would own him! (Maybe they will by end of season)
                Also ppl forgetting James will be on the right wing soon again where his output diminishes

            6. WALOR
              • 10 Years
              5 months, 15 days ago

              Digne + Guendouzi
              or
              4.8 def (Soyuncu?) + Mount?

              1. Markus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                5 months, 15 days ago

                I've gone for latter (soyuncu/lundstram+1 rotation) but is close call

                1. WALOR
                  • 10 Years
                  5 months, 15 days ago

                  Cheers Markus, leaning Mount

                  1. Markus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    5 months, 15 days ago

                    It feels more exciting somehow. Digne is really popular and I can see why, I'm just a bit wary of clean sheets for everton which is the staple of any defender. An option is the first for the next two and then reassess after then by which time soyuncu/mount fixtures better or other options may have emerged

            7. FOO FIGHTER
                5 months, 15 days ago

                Looks like majority have Salah, Sterling KDB.

                1. Bobby Digital
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 15 days ago

                  Yup

                2. infamousprob
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 15 days ago

                  this is why i am thinking of switching salah and sterling to Aguero and Mane... could also upgrade 7+ forward/midfielder to 9.5 Pepe/Son/Firmino

                  1. TheDragon
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 15 days ago

                    What’s the logic?

                    1. infamousprob
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      5 months, 15 days ago

                      as so much people have Sterling and Salah, it's hard to climb trough overall rankings.... feels a bit dull to go with Sterling and Salah.

                      Firmino and Aguero are in a great form and there is lot of potential to get massive point hauls from pepe/son.

                  2. Bobby Digital
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 15 days ago

                    That would take 3 transfers though?

                    1. infamousprob
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      5 months, 15 days ago

                      not if you are on a wildcard...

                  3. FOO FIGHTER
                      5 months, 15 days ago

                      I would never get rid of Salah but definitely going with something different to try climb the ranks GW5.

                  4. Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    5 months, 15 days ago

                    As with most situations, there are a few players that everyone will have soon. What will define whether you go up or down are the remaining players/differentials.

                    I'm expecting everyone soon to have:
                    Pope, TAA, Digne, Salah, Sterling, KdB, Pukki. So that leaves 4 slots for the rest of your team to change it up and get ahead.

                    1. Bobby Digital
                      • 2 Years
                      5 months, 15 days ago

                      I have those bar Pope (got Ederson), lets hope thats a good thing

                    2. Arteta
                      • 4 Years
                      5 months, 15 days ago

                      Oh dear, I only have 2 out of 7 😆

                    3. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      5 months, 15 days ago

                      The FFS template takes you up the ranks, not down

                      Except if you're expecting to be in top 100

                      The template here over time tends to be the top 10k or 50k template (NOT the general FPL 6M+ template), and that should win my minileagues

                      I lurk in the comments here to learn from the template "owned" players and also template "considered" players, then combine this with my personal research to choose who I get or sell. An important skill is knowing what biases are usually at play in the comments and avoiding those biases in my own team though

                      1. Flaming Flamingo
                        • 3 Years
                        5 months, 15 days ago

                        Surely the best way to go about it is simply to pick the players you think will do well and then learn from your successes and failures?

                        Looking at other people's teams and trying to learn from their mistakes doesn't seem nearly as productive or as fun to me.

                        1. 40 MIL & A QUID
                          • 7 Years
                          5 months, 15 days ago

                          agreed

                3. Lucky Z
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 15 days ago

                  A. Digne Salah Haller
                  B. Rico Mane Auba

                  Pope
                  TAA Otamendi Digne Lowton Lundstam
                  Salah Sterling KDB James Guendouzi
                  Pukki Haller 4.5

                  1. TheDragon
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 15 days ago

                    That’s not even close - come on....

                    1. TheDragon
                      • 1 Year
                      5 months, 15 days ago

                      Ah didn’t finish typing...

                      In my view A is much better

                      1. Lucky Z
                        • 2 Years
                        5 months, 15 days ago

                        Thanks

                  2. Bobby Digital
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 15 days ago

                    A by a mile or so

                4. Big Weng
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 15 days ago

                  WC GTG? 0.9 ITB

                  Pope (Button)
                  Digne | TAA | Ota | Lund (Soy)
                  Mane | Sterling | KDB | Mount (Cant)
                  Barnes | Haller (Greenwood)

                  1. GARY AND JAMIE
                    • 6 Years
                    5 months, 15 days ago

                    A OK 10 4

                5. Andrew
                  • 8 Years
                  5 months, 15 days ago

                  Do I need to activate WC?

                  Ryan (Button)
                  VVD Zinchenko Lundstram (KWP Rico)
                  Salah Sterling Tielemans Ceballos (Dendoncker)
                  Kane Pukki Haller

                  1. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    5 months, 15 days ago

                    Nah

                  2. Arteta
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 15 days ago

                    No way!

                  3. Rihanovic
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 15 days ago

                    Nope

                    1. Andrew
                      • 8 Years
                      5 months, 15 days ago

                      Thanks guys

                  4. Bobby Digital
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 15 days ago

                    Nope.. not even close

                6. Reeker
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 15 days ago

                  Captain Sterling or Aguero?

                  1. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    5 months, 15 days ago

                    Aguero

                  2. Peter Ouch
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 15 days ago

                    Kun

                  3. Rihanovic
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 15 days ago

                    The Argentine.

                  4. Arteta
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 15 days ago

                    I'd go with Sergio if I had him. Don't think it's smart selling Vardy for a hit this gameweek.

                7. lilmessipran
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  5 months, 15 days ago

                  Don't understand people picking wood in their WC teams presumably since they can't afford Barnes...his underlying stats have been bad, and the logic that they always end up with similar goals is flawed as well..I'd rather have Wesley over him or an additional midfielder in the same price bracket

                  1. Peter Ouch
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 15 days ago

                    Wood is a bad pick.
                    Simply can't cover Barnes

                  2. EMBOLOFAN
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 15 days ago

                    i certainly wouldnt rather have wesley but dont think wood is particularly good value either. worth shelling out a bit more for barnes

                8. Starky22
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 15 days ago

                  Ryan
                  TAA, Digne, Lundstram, Walker
                  Sterling(c), KDB, Salah, Mount
                  Pukki, Barnes
                  1.1 ITB, still have WC

                  GTG?

                  1. Peter Ouch
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 15 days ago

                    9/11 same except pope and vvd for walker for me

                    Gtg

                  2. Rihanovic
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 15 days ago

                    Save.

                9. MC-HAMMERS-TROUSERS
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 15 days ago

                  Anyone considering Chamberlain?
                  Thinking he's going to start getting more minutes and have exact funds to switch from Trossard.

                  1. EMBOLOFAN
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 15 days ago

                    no

                  2. Rihanovic
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 15 days ago

                    How much U got???

                  3. TheDragon
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 15 days ago

                    Surely too soon to get him - needless risk

                  4. Peter Ouch
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 15 days ago

                    No, he's not ready to play 90 mins every week.

                10. Bobby Digital
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 15 days ago

                  We always thought that Pukki would have a hard time in the beginning of the season because of hard fixtures. But now the fixtures soften and the only tough fixture in the next 7 is Everton away. I would keep him or get him if I was on my WC.

                11. zhiren
                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 15 days ago

                  So...I have this WC team with 0.7 ITB. Should I go...

                  A) Abraham -> Haller + 0.4 ITB
                  B) Dunk -> Maitland-Niles + 0.1 ITB
                  C) Keep 0.7 ITB

                  Pope // Skeletenburg
                  Dunk Otamendi TAA Digne // Lunds
                  Sterling Salah KDB Mount // Cantwell
                  Abraham Pukki // Greenwood

                  1. Peter Ouch
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 15 days ago

                    I had a very interesting dream last week.

                    Taa 3 assist vs Newcastle.

                    Taa C this week, against all!

                    1. Bobby Digital
                      • 2 Years
                      5 months, 15 days ago

                      I had a dream where a black Sigurdsson scored.. didn't happen.

                      1. Peter Ouch
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        5 months, 15 days ago

                        This was nightmare

                  2. Rihanovic
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 15 days ago

                    A.

                  3. Peter Ouch
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 15 days ago

                    Wrong place to post my dreams ha!

                  4. TheDragon
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 15 days ago

                    Not the question you are asking but I’d be very tempted to play Lundstram over Dunk this week

                    1. zhiren
                      • 5 Years
                      5 months, 15 days ago

                      I have both of them playing...because benching Pukki! Probably an unpopular choice...