Opinion

FPL Question Time – Consult our panel ahead of Gameweek 6

The Fantasy Premier League dynamic is set to change somewhat this week with the return of continental competitions.

The Champions League and Europa League group stages will be back on our screens over the next few days, and are likely to affect the top-flight’s best teams going into Gameweek 6.

That’s just one of many talking points to discuss this week though, so we’ve put together another panel of Fantasy managers to answer your questions…

Who’s on the panel this week?

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

Holly Shand – Founder of Fantasy Football Community, two top 10k finishes in four seasons and regular FPL Show guest.

Who Got the Assist? – Tom and Nick run one of Twitter’s most active Fantasy accounts and run their very own blog, also producing an excellent regular podcast.

FPL Family – Lee and Sam run the popular Fantasy podcast and Twitter account. They were guests on the FPL Show last season.

Submit your question

Make sure you submit your question in this Google Form below.

Become a Member and access our data

Memberships for the 2019/20 campaign are now available for the price of £17.50.

Join now to get the following:

  • Plot your transfer strategies using the fully interactive Season Ticker.
  • Get projections for every Premier League player provided by the Rate My Team statistical model.
  • Use Rate My Team throughout the season to guide your selections and transfers.
  • Get access to over 150+ exclusive members articles over the season.
  • Analyse our OPTA-powered statistic tables specifically tailored for Fantasy Football Managers.
  • Use our exclusive tool to build custom stats tables from over 100 OPTA player and team stats.
  • Enjoy our brand NEW Flat-Track Bully feature which introduces an opposition filter to your tables.
  • View heatmaps and expected goals data for every player.
  • Use our powerful comparison tool to analyse players head-to-head.

ALREADY A USER? CLICK HERE TO UPGRADE YOUR FREE ACCOUNT

NEW TO SCOUT? CLICK HERE TO START A MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT

Lessons learned from Gameweek 5

429 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Cookie Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    What is my priority?
    Use the 1FT or take a hit?

    Pope (Button)
    TAA Robertson Digne Zinny (Lundstram)
    Salah Sterling Martial Mount (Dendoncker)
    Haller Pukki (Greenwood)

    1FT 0.2 ITB

    Thinking just Martial to Cantwell...and Greenwood to Abraham next week to avoid a hit

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Good moves.

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      I'd keep Martial & sell Robbo to generate ££

      1. Cookie Kid
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Cheers guys!

      2. nedsmula
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Agreed, I think double Liverpool defence isn't as appealing as last season.

  2. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Interesting to note the cs drought really only applies to Liverpool and City (and with City only marginally at 2 from 5). Otherwise an almost exact equal number from his time last season.

    City and Pool will surely come good (if with some regression) and the major turnaround is United seem to have swapped places with Chelsea in terms of defence.

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      All those 5 x premium defenders drafts feel know like a very distant memory.

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        *now

      2. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Was never a good idea, don’t know what people were thinking. It’s always three at the back for me

          1. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            There is no such thing as "always" in FPL.
            Dynamic envoirement and best managers adapt qucikly.

          2. ElliotJHP
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Easy to say now captain hindsight

          3. Kopkloppers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Hindsight is an exact science.
            The thought process was reasonable at the time.

            1. ElliotJHP
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              Idk, the defenders were smashing it in PPG last season.

              I dont think you'd of expected so many budget mids/forwards to do this well

      3. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        I think have 2 premium defenders is still a good idea.

        TAA definitely. I'd have one more from Everton, City or United.

    2. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Lundstram, VvD, Digne, Sterling, KDB, Haller in my team = 9pts

      Cantwell and Guilbert on my bench = 12pts 😎

    3. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/sep/17/ben-stokes-attacks-despicable-sun-story-family-tragedy

      Non-fpl obviously but I know there are plenty of Stokes fans here - there seem no depths that newspaper won't drop to.

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Scum

      2. Toby Lerone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Disgraceful paper the sun. Boycottthesun!

        1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Absolutely - plenty of reasons for that I'd say

      3. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        poor

      4. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Wouldnt wipe my eastern european bum with The Sun let alone "reading" it.

    4. gozzer101
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Pope
      TAA, Digne, Otamendi
      Dendoncker, Salah, Sterling, KDB, Mount
      Pukki, Haller

      Button, Greenwood, Mings, Kelly (-0.5ib)

      Ive already transferred Adrian -> Pope. Should I take my first -4 point hit and transfer out Dendoncker for Cantwell?

    5. Toby Lerone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Is it mad to go without salah or mane on wildcard if it gives a team like this?

      Pope/4.0
      TAA lowton soyuncu / lundstram rico
      Sterling kdb son James/ guenduzi
      Auba Tammy pukki

      1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Well you could easily ditch sterling for mane or salah if you wanted

          1. Toby Lerone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            I'm going to wc gw7,, think if sterling blanks against Watford I'll get one of them in

      2. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Need some advice pls?

        I have VVD & Matip and i am thinking of shipping Matip and getting one of these but who?

        a. Aurier (not sure how nailed he is?)
        b. AMN
        c. Lowton /Pieters
        d. someone else but who?

        Rest of my def are Zinc, Lunds, Kelly * & of course VVD.

        Comments would be appreciated thanks

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Lowton or Pieters out of those.

          1. the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Dont think Burnley will keep a CS this coming GW V Norwich?

        2. The Wise Owl
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Bellerin is back soon. AMN days are numbered.

      3. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Seems like generally people have gone for a proactive wildcard as opposed to hitting the button when there are red flags etc.
        Why have you used or not used it so far?

        1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Team has been plodding along ok so didn’t really need it until now. Son is too good to ignore tho, activated it to get son basically and fix my defence

          • Toby Lerone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Had two stinking weeks but fixtures are good for this week. Gonna keep the faith but then try and be proactive and catch the good fixtures of spurs and arsenal

            1. Toby Lerone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              And Chelsea (tammy)

            2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              Thinking about next week?

          • Amey
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 3 days ago

            I used to get inform players in gw 4.
            2 red arrows since then

          • ratchet
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            I’ve used my wildcard after gameweek4 for the last 8 years... it’s the best way to get early price rises and in form players

          • Markus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            4 reasons why I did gw4:
            - get it out the way, I prefer the simplicity of 1 transfer a week, less intrusive on life!
            - pre season questions about team lineups/strengths sufficiently answered (eg who will play upfront/no10 for chelsea)
            - players going down for players going up in price l
            - move to 3atb

            Player injuries also helped sweeten the justification

        2. The Wise Owl
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Grand total of 26 points after my WC for GW5. What a disaster.

          https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/2117/event/5

          1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
              1 month, 3 days ago

              Ouch :/

            • the dom 1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              double ouch 🙁

            • The Wise Owl
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              Can only blame myself really. Shocking season.

              1. the dom 1
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                early days still you can bounce back mate.

                Think alot of us are having a shocking start this season for sure!

                1. The Wise Owl
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Thanks mate! Looking forward to the "bounce".

              2. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Your team isn’t bad, might need to assess zinchenko and Barnes at some point tho. Be patient apart from that

                  1. The Wise Owl
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    I have Otamendi, not Zinchenko 😀

              3. Kopkloppers
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                Salah saved you

              4. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                Ah sure look on the bright-side. At least you did not leave much points on your bench.
                The only way is up.
                I am not doing great myself only 1 captain so far that did not blank that was TAA who got 5 points.

            • ElliotJHP
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              Lanzini to Cantwell to fund Greenwood to Abraham after this week or do it now for a -4?

              1. bros
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                Defo, I would anyway!

              2. Toby Lerone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                I'd wait to be honest as tough game for Chelsea and west ham usually score against utd

            • bros
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              Thinking of swapping
              Salah to Mane and
              Barnes to Abraham

              Yes/No
              Cheers

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 3 days ago

                I really like Salah for ©
                So No for me.
                Can generate ££ from somewhere else

                1. bros
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Yeah, Sterling but Man C have great fixtures coming up

              2. the dom 1
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                No for me too.

                1. bros
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Thanks, I will hold for now!

            • lindeg
                1 month, 3 days ago

                moura and firmino -> abraham and son -4

                yay or nay?

                1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Assuming you can't just do Moura > Son?

                  1. lindeg
                      1 month, 3 days ago

                      Yes 0.1 itb

                2. New Post
                3. KANE-O-MANIA
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  How is the probable WC team looking???

                  Pope/ Button
                  Robbo/ Soy/ Rico/ Lundstram/ Ming's
                  Sterling/ KDB/ Salah/ Mount/ Dendoncker
                  Abraham/ Pukki/ Wilson

                  1. ‘Tis the Season
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    Auba a must I reckon

                4. Zygaenid - BRAZIL NUTS
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Ive done my research to find best player picks strictly for cl matchday 1 .
                  Here is the squad if you are interested:

                  Stankovic (GENK) / hradecky ( LOK M)
                  D.godin ( SLP)/ dubois (ZENIT) / tagliafico ( LiL)/wendell ( LOK M) /kimmich (CRV)
                  L.moura ( oly) / havertz ( LOK M) / KDB (shk) / ziyech ( LIL) / gnabry ( CRV)
                  E.HALANd ( GENK) / LUKAKU ( SLP) / lewandowsky (CRV)

                  If you have any questions or you want other good options and enablers , feel free to ask.

                5. maford14
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Stick with Lundstrom or replace with Mings?

                6. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    having Mane instead of Salah feels dirty and bad, I dont like it 🙁

                    1. Swanremainsthesame
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 3 days ago

                      Except st 3am on a sat night, it seems like a great idea