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How Gameweek 8 disaster paved the way for my Wildcard

It’s been a tough season so far.

Liverpool and Manchester City may be the top two sides in the Premier League table, which I think we all envisaged during pre-season, but it’s safe to say that both teams have disappointed us from a Fantasy Premier League (FPL) perspective.

Jurgen Klopp’s men have won all their games but have kept just two clean sheets, much to the chagrin of those of us who doubled up on their defence.

Pep Guardiola’s defending champions have endured defensive issues of their own and as Fantasy managers, we can count ourselves a tad unlucky as injuries to Alisson Becker (£5.8m) and Aymeric Laporte (£6.3m) have exacerbated the problems.

To compound matters further, captaincy has been an absolute nightmare.

I’ve always believed that the armband should be trusted to players who play for title-chasing/top four teams. In the past, I have turned to options such as Robin Van Persie, Luis Suarez, Frank Lampard and in keeping with this rule this year, I have only captained one of Raheem Sterling (£12.1m) and Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) every week,

This has, obviously, been disastrous for me.

Gameweek 8 saw me scrape only 33 points as, like many of you, I struggle to find traction in a what has proved to be a strange season.

My Gameweek 8 team did not do so well

Like many of you, it’s a fairly template squad, that didn’t look too bad on paper. I even had two free transfers (FT) to sort it out. There were a few players I wanted to get rid of –

1. Tom Heaton (£4.5m) – Villa are conceding too many good quality shots and ‘big chances’ with the fixtures about to turn for the worse.

2. Lucas Digne (£6.0m) – Everton look all over the shop and despite having good chance creation statistics, the Frenchman is not delivering.

3. Andrew Robertson (£6.9m) – Liverpool play Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Man. City in three of their next four and the Scot’s attacking output has dipped significantly from last season. I’m happy to hold Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.2m) but a double up does not seem justified.

4. Nicolas Otamendi (£5.6m) – The Argentinian’s display against Wolves was one of the worst I have seen from a Premier League centre-back and as long as he is part of that Man. City defence, I don’t see too many clean sheets. John Stones (£5.3m) appears to be back in training as well.

5. Mohamed Salah ((£12.5m) – Was 50-50 about selling him, but a possible injury pushes me towards Sadio Mané (£11.7m). He does not look the same player of two seasons ago with teams possibly figuring him out more.

6. Todd Cantwell (£4.9m) – Norwich’s away form meant that an attacking double up was too much. He was a fourth midfielder in my setup, not a fifth.

7. Teemu Pukki (£7.1m) – An alarming dip in output over the last four Gameweeks which saw the Finland international register only four shots on target meant that his spot was up for grabs

8. Mason Greenwood (£4.4m) – Despite various statements hyping him up, Ole Gunnar Solskjær does not seem to fancy the young lad and any chance of regular game-time seems slim.

I am a firm believer that in order to get the most use of your wildcard, you need to use it early. I had initially made a plan to save it for Liverpool’s possible blank week in Gameweek 18 (due to the Club World Cup) but sitting at a 1.2m overall rank made me worry about falling further behind the pack.

Just because my team didn’t look rubbish didn’t mean that it was great. I decided to activate the wildcard on Sunday night and strangely enough, I haven’t made any changes to this first draft that I came up with on Monday:

How my team looks after playing the Wildcard for Gameweek 9

Only five players survived from the initial team:

  • Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.2m)
  • John Lundstram (£4.5m)
  • Kevin De Bruyne (£10.0m)
  • Raheem Sterling (£12.1m)
  • Tammy Abraham (£7.7m)

My selection process for each new asset is listed below –

Nick Pope (£4.7m)

Nick Pope looks like the best budget goalkeeper to own this season

I’m a firm believer in cheap goalkeepers and rather than go for a home/away rotation strategy, I prefer to set and forget as with the latter strategy there is a chance of missing a big haul away to a top-six side.

For shot-stoppers, the metric I like to use is expected goals conceded (xGC) (Expected goals conceded) in combination with shots faced.

As the Fantasy Football Scout Members Area Table shows, the Clarets are ranked fourth-best for xGC so far this season with a score of 9.05.

However, they are eighth-worst for shots allowed with 110 which indicates to me that though they are conceding a lot of shots, these are low-quality chances which means more possibility of saves.

Mat Ryan (£4.6m), the other alternative, had faced fewer shots but had a higher xGC which means fewer saves and more goals conceded.

Just to give non-members an idea of what is available within the Fantasy Football Scout Members Area, I have included the tables that helped me choose Pope below. However, the tables later in the article will be available only to those who have signed up to Membership for 2019/20.

Michael McGovern (£4.0m)

The only playing £4.0 goalkeeper currently, although I am aware he’s a short-term option. Unlike last year, loaned out players seem to be losing value rather quickly so there was no point risking value loss with Frederick Woodman (£4.0m).

Çağlar Söyüncü (£4.7m)

With defenders, I am a firm believer in fixtures. I headed over to the Season Ticker in the Members Area and sorted the table for defensive difficulty across the next eight fixtures.

Leicester’s excellent run of matches stood out and they have been posting impressive defensive numbers too, sitting at third in the xGC table above. While I would have loved to get Ricardo Pereira (£6.2m), the budget friendly price tag for the Turk meant that he was a shoo-in.

Fikayo Tomori (£4.7m)

Tomori can offer managers exceptional value in Chelsea’s favourable fixtures

Another a fixture-based selection, with Chelsea sitting fourth in the defensive difficulty ticker. Although the Blues have conceded 14 goals, the fact that they sit fifth in the xGC table, above Manchester City indicates that the defence is shoring up. A bargain at 4.7m.

Diego Rico (£4.2m)

Sadio Mané (£11.7m)

I decided that I wouldn’t be captaining a Liverpool player for the next four Gameweeks but still wanted some attacking coverage so Sadio Mané (£11.7m) seemed like a viable downgrade from Salah, at least in the short-term. Easy upgrade back if needed in the future.

Mason Mount (£6.8m)

Someone who I really should have picked up earlier in the season, the midfielder is a bargain even at his now £6.8m price and he seems to be one of the most nailed-on picks in an attacking Chelsea side.

James Maddison (£7.2m)

Maddison is my chosen Leicester player for Gameweek 9

A Leicester attacker seemed necessary given their incredible run of fixtures, and I’m a sucker for a set piece taker. Although Maddison’s 11 chances created isn’t that great, his 21 shots is fourth highest amongst midfielders and he should be involved in most of the Foxes’ attacking play. I would have loved to get Jamie Vardy (£9.0m) instead but the price tag proved a deterrent.

Callum Wilson (£7.9m)

The obvious lure for Wilson is the immediate fixture against Norwich who look like an absolute calamity at the back. I am very tempted to captain the Cherries man next week given difficult fixtures (on paper at least) for Salah and Sterling.

Aaron Connolly (£4.5m)

Admittedly, I knew little about the Irishman prior to his brace against Spurs but if he can match up to the hype that’s been built around him and nail down a spot in an attacking Brighton side, he’s a great sub option along with Lundstram and Rico.

Conclusion

I believe I have valid reasons for each of these selections and am unlikely to change any of these players unless we get any news that de Bruyne is out for a further period.

I was tempted to change Sterling for Sergio Agüero (£12.2m) given the two home games Manchester City have after the Crystal Palace fixture but the Argentina coach’s recent statement about his fitness have made me put my faith in Raheem.

No Arsenal attacking coverage is a concern but I don’t fancy anyone other than Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.1m) and I can’t squeeze him in without selling one of KDB/Mané/Sterling, who I still have more faith in.

Going forward, I look forward to sharing my thoughts with you regularly on the plans for my team as well as further musings on issues relevant to Fantasy Managers.

An FPL veteran of 10 seasons, Utkarsh Dalmia has been a member of the site right since 2009 and has finished in the top 5k in six of those campaigns, with a best finish of 17th in 2010. A Chelsea fan based in India, he relies heavily on statistics for his FPL decision-making process. 

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483 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Cto
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    25 days, 8 hours ago

    I’ve done it. TC Wilson

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 8 hours ago

      wow

    2. Never a FT
        25 days, 8 hours ago

        I’m thinking the same - imagine the green arrow!

        1. Cto
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          25 days, 8 hours ago

          Exactly. All my mates are saying it’s a ridiculous move...
          However ... iv uses the chip on Kane last three seasons and he’s returned a total of about 10 points.
          I’m taking a gamble this year!

      • TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        25 days, 8 hours ago

        It could work of course it could but it’s not the statistically correct play

      • The Cherry Picker
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 8 hours ago

        Mate, that’s so good. Hope it pays off for you

      • Double Treble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        24 days, 19 hours ago

        Should it play in double gameweek?

    3. zøphar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 8 hours ago

      Hope you guys enjoyed reading the article and it helped you with any fpl decisions you might have. Happy to help anyone with any queries on their team 🙂

      1. Never a FT
          25 days, 8 hours ago

          Ryan
          Lundstram TAA Otamendi (Kelly) (Hanley)
          Maddison Sterling Son Mount (Saka)
          Aguero Abraham Wilson (C)
          Thanks for your help!

          1. zøphar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            25 days, 8 hours ago

            1 ft ?

            1. Never a FT
                25 days, 8 hours ago

                No free transfer unfortunately ☹️

                1. zøphar
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  25 days, 8 hours ago

                  I don't see anything worth a hit there tbh

          2. PUMPKINHEAD
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            25 days, 8 hours ago

            Not read it but looking at the screenshot. No kun, no party. Thank me later 🙂 . Apart from that it's pretty template , same as mine

            1. Never a FT
                25 days, 8 hours ago

                Lol I have Kun?

              • PUMPKINHEAD
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                25 days, 8 hours ago

                Sorry i was meant to reply to the guy who posted

                1. Back on the horse
                  • 9 Years
                  25 days, 7 hours ago

                  You did. Never apologise, PH, it shows weakness

                  1. PUMPKINHEAD
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    25 days, 7 hours ago

                    Apology revoked then . Suck it up Lundy

            2. Lateriser 12
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              25 days, 8 hours ago

              Captain Tammy or Kun?

            3. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              25 days, 8 hours ago

              Nice article. It's been a long time since we started posting and discussing FPL on here almost 10 years ago.

              Your advice is always good and reasoning always sound.

              1. zøphar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                25 days, 5 hours ago

                Thanks camzy, nice to see you're still active, I remember you had taken some time off earlier

            4. LSchultz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              25 days, 8 hours ago

              Really good article - I had shockingly similar reasons for wildcarding this week! Wondering if you had any thoughts on what I have landed on here for my team... Let me know any glaring concerns other than your thoughts on Robertson from above? £0.0 left in the bank with this team:

              Pope, (McGovern)
              Alexander-Arnorld, Robertson, Soyuncu, (Lundstram, Rico)
              Sterling, De Bruyne, Maddison, Mount, (Cantwell)
              Abraham, Firmino, Jimenez

              1. zøphar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                25 days, 5 hours ago

                Thank you, glad you liked it. That's a pretty good squad tbh, the lack of a Liverpool midfielder would be the obvious critique but I see you've got firmino there who's a great differential.
                I wasn't overly keen on losing Robertson myself but it's such a punch in the gut losing two clean sheets when pool concede that I didn't want to through that anymore

                1. LSchultz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  24 days, 15 hours ago

                  Thanks - agree and appreciate this!

            5. Yunesy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              25 days, 7 hours ago

              I had already wildcarded and was tinkering with my team when I saw your squad was 13/15 the same as me. You've solidified my choices.

              The only differences we have is I have VvD and Son instead of TAA and KdB. I plan on getting Kevin next week as I reckon Son will get a goal or two against Watford.

              1. zøphar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                25 days, 5 hours ago

                Glad you enjoyed the piece, do have a read around re son, lot of speculation that he might see reduced minutes against Watford after international duties

                1. Yunesy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  25 days, 4 hours ago

                  I have seen the comments about him. I've got the funds to get KdB this week if more news comes out but I'm happy to keep him with the current rumours. Watford at home is too enticing.

            6. Newsh
                25 days, 7 hours ago

                I think this is quality content, Zophar - a really useful, interesting and clearly articulated summary of the thinking bewhind your WC. Food for thought!

                1. PUMPKINHEAD
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  25 days, 7 hours ago

                  Are you going to copy him?

                2. zøphar
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  25 days, 5 hours ago

                  Glad you enjoyed it, thanks !

            7. applebonkers
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              25 days, 8 hours ago

              that's a banging team

              1. Twisted Saltergater
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                25 days, 7 hours ago

                AB! Where've you been?!!

              2. zøphar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                25 days, 5 hours ago

                Thanks ab, high praise coming from you

            8. FOO FIGHTER
                25 days, 8 hours ago

                My route to no City and not having to worry about Pep roulette or no shows will be to not go Robbo but Mane added to Trent and Salah.

                Could not find any midfielder worthy of replacing KDB so Mane is the only option. There is always Son but with Poch another headace.

                Wish me luck 🙂

                1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  25 days, 8 hours ago

                  "Could not find any midfielder worthy of replacing KDB" hmmm....

              • GuillermoDickero
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                25 days, 8 hours ago

                I have 2 FTS this week. Thoughts on the following moves?

                VVD, Salah, Pukki ---> Tomori, Mane, Vardy

              • Whazza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                25 days, 8 hours ago

                Any good ideas? 2FT.. Would hate to waste a ft

                Pope
                TAA Digne Otamendi
                Salah Sterling KDB Mount Cantwell
                Wilson Pukki

                Button Rico Lundstram Greenwood

                1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  25 days, 8 hours ago

                  Greenwood to Connolly? No downside apart from taking up 0.1m, but if Connolly gets a run it could pay off pretty nicely.

                  I'd also look at Digne to absolutely anyone - Boly, Soy, Tomori, Pereira

              • Jinswick
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                25 days, 8 hours ago

                2FTs, no cash and 2 questions:

                1 - who to ditch first:
                A) Coleman
                B) Zinchenko

                2 - who to bring in
                A) Chilwell (5.4) - attacking, nailed and good fixtures
                B) Boly (5.0) - nailed, goal threat, good fixtures and saves some $
                C) Tomori (4.7) - cheapie
                D) Rico (4.2) - even cheaper and on some set pieces

                Ryan
                TAA, Digne, Zinchenko, Coleman, Soyuncu

                1. zøphar
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  25 days, 8 hours ago

                  Zinchenko imo, for tomori

                  1. Jinswick
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    25 days, 8 hours ago

                    Thanks. You think Zinchenko has lost his place?

                    I was on Tomori initially, but no Kante and Boly only being 0.3m more (and he's nailed with a bigger goal threat) has me edging his way.

                    Also tempted by Rico to generate cash

                    1. zøphar
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      25 days, 8 hours ago

                      Yep , Mendy is back in training and he can even play cancelo there

              • CroatianHammer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                25 days, 8 hours ago

                Would it seem odd for me to spend 5 minutes looking for Zoltan ascii art when I saw Zophar had posted? I had made the decision to NOT use my WC because while other teams are of course doing better, I'm not having a bad run at all... Did a quick count there, 10 of my original 15 still with me.

                Lucas Moura, Barkley, Jimenez, Brewster and Ravel have all gone by the wayside.

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                1. Reedy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  25 days, 8 hours ago

                  Wait...now there's a THIRD Mona Lisa?

              • Ragnar Lothbrok
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                25 days, 8 hours ago

                So I should captain Wilson instead of Kane?

                1. I Member
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  25 days, 8 hours ago

                  If I owned Kane I would captain him but that's the problem with owning Kane. You feel compelled to captain him in easy home fixtures and then he disappoints.

                  1. Ragnar Lothbrok
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    25 days, 8 hours ago

                    I'm sticking with Kane, as Bradley Walsh always says on The Chase to never change your mind!

                2. Never a FT
                    25 days, 8 hours ago

                    Yes.

                  • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    25 days, 8 hours ago

                    Tough call - spurs looked so bad pre international break... As did Norwich...

                    Could possibly be a relatively rare occasion where captaining the non premium striker makes more sense...

                3. Keeneddie79
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  25 days, 8 hours ago

                  I've had a miserable start on the back of some awful risky transfers in - Fraser, Deulofeu, Son most recently

                  Would you take a -8 to swap:
                  Fraser, Deulo
                  for
                  Callum and one of Tielemans, McGinn, Hudson-Odoi

                  Current Team:
                  Pope //Stekelenberg
                  TAA, Robbo, Soy //Lund, Kelly
                  Raz, KdB, Son, Fraser //Cantwell
                  Tammy, Pukki, Deulofeu

                4. Original Pirate Material
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  25 days, 8 hours ago

                  Pukki out Wilson in for free?

                  1. Kuyt Hero
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    25 days, 8 hours ago

                    100%

                5. Adamf1980
                  • 3 Years
                  25 days, 8 hours ago

                  aware of risks of playing time with both but

                  captain - Aguero or KDB ?

                  1. Ohh1454
                    • 1 Year
                    25 days, 8 hours ago

                    Aguero

                6. n-doggg
                  • 7 Years
                  25 days, 8 hours ago

                  Save ft here or downgrade Yarmolenko or otamendi to enable Greenwood to King for a hit?

                  Pope
                  Taa, otamendi, soyunco, (lundstrum, Gilbert)
                  Salah, sterling, kdb, Mount, Yarmolenko
                  Tammy, pukki, (Greenwood)

                7. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
                  • 4 Years
                  25 days, 8 hours ago

                  Kun/Sterling owners - will you keep after gw11? Or switch given the tougher fixtures.
                  I know they can score against anyone - but worth asking

                  1. FPL Ultras
                    • 2 Years
                    25 days, 8 hours ago

                    Rotation risk for Kun is higher. Keep Sterling.

                8. Ohh1454
                  • 1 Year
                  25 days, 8 hours ago

                  Thoughts on son and pukki > Wilson and madisson (-4) ?

                  1. FPL Ultras
                    • 2 Years
                    25 days, 8 hours ago

                    Do it

                  2. Cto
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    25 days, 8 hours ago

                    Yes

                  3. 007 [RoboKlopp]
                    • 3 Years
                    25 days, 7 hours ago

                    Yes

                9. FPL Ultras
                  • 2 Years
                  25 days, 8 hours ago

                  On Wildcard --> please choose one:

                  A)
                  Ederson
                  Rico, Dunk, Diop
                  Mane, Sterling, Mount, Maddison
                  Abraham, Vardy, Auba

                  B)
                  Patricio
                  Rico, Dunk, TAA
                  KDB, Sterling, Mount, Yarmolenko
                  Abraham, Vardy, Auba

                  C)
                  Patricio
                  Rico, Dunk, Diop
                  Mane, Sterling, Mount, Dilva,
                  Abraham, Vardy, Auba

                  Which seems more solid?

                  Mayn thanks!

                  1. FPL Ultras
                    • 2 Years
                    25 days, 8 hours ago

                    Thinking of B tbh

                    1. Exxtreme
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      25 days, 7 hours ago

                      A with kdb instead of sterling

                10. Tabbara
                  • 2 Years
                  25 days, 8 hours ago

                  Which option is better
                  A: Callum wilson and rico for Digne and Pukku
                  B: King Maddison Rico for Digne Pukki and Dedoncker (-4)
                  Thx

                  1. FPL Ultras
                    • 2 Years
                    25 days, 8 hours ago

                    A

                11. Cto
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  25 days, 8 hours ago

                  What are people doing with Son?
                  I was going to move him next week to KDB anyway as have money ITB. Feeling like doing it now for a hit. Thoughts?

                  1. Ohh1454
                    • 1 Year
                    25 days, 8 hours ago

                    I just can't see him starting think I'll get rid

                12. Origal73
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  25 days, 8 hours ago

                  Help please....

                  Play 1:
                  1) ota (cry)
                  2) Soy (BUR)
                  3) Rico (NOR)

                  Captain:
                  A) Salah (mun)
                  b) Sterling (cry)
                  c) KDB (cry)
                  d) king (NOR) as a punt. He may score 2 penalties...

                  1. jr3jonny
                    • 7 Years
                    25 days, 8 hours ago

                    Soy for me.

                    1. jr3jonny
                      • 7 Years
                      25 days, 8 hours ago

                      Soy and B.

                  2. FPL Ultras
                    • 2 Years
                    25 days, 8 hours ago

                    1 b

                  3. Adamf1980
                    • 3 Years
                    25 days, 8 hours ago

                    2 and B

                  4. Origal73
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    25 days, 8 hours ago

                    Thanks all

                13. Hochoki
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  25 days, 8 hours ago

                  who to transfer out from this team with 1.3 ITB & 2 FT (select maximum 3 )??

                  a. montoya
                  b. wickham
                  c. mane
                  d. robertson
                  e. pukki
                  f. otamendi

                  Pope
                  TAA Robertson Otamendi
                  Sterling Mane KDB Mount Cantwell
                  Tammy Pukki

                  Button Lundstram Montoya WIckham

                  1. Adamf1980
                    • 3 Years
                    25 days, 8 hours ago

                    A,B,F

                14. Lets all klopp together
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  25 days, 8 hours ago

                  Hows this? Whats peoples thots on Abraham as captain?
                  Pope
                  Taa, dunk, Pereira
                  Kdb, cantwell, salah, sterling(vc)
                  Abraham(c), haller, jimenez
                  Bench, mcgovern, lundstram, simpson, hayden

                15. jr3jonny
                  • 7 Years
                  25 days, 8 hours ago

                  Really nice article - enough detail but not too much.

                  Nice to read after 3 weeks away

                  1. zøphar
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    25 days, 5 hours ago

                    Thank you, that was the idea , to provide pertinent information without an avalanche .

                16. manu4life99
                  • 9 Years
                  25 days, 8 hours ago

                  Save FT?

                  Heaton
                  TAA Otamendi Soyuncu Tomori
                  Salah Sterling Mount KDB
                  Pukki Abrahams

                  Pope,Barnes,Lund,Dend

                  £0m itb

                  1. jr3jonny
                    • 7 Years
                    25 days, 8 hours ago

                    Nothing there is urgent - looks a good side. Who is your captain?

                17. rohaansunil
                    25 days, 8 hours ago

                    Salah to kdb/mane or digne to soy? Feel that Salah to mane/kdb will return more points for me..... Ty

                  • Dr. Mantis Toboggan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    25 days, 8 hours ago

                    Good read, nice to see the decision making process of someone in the same situation as myself but with a much better track record.
                    Looking forward to future articles, this 'Pro Pundits' craic looks like a good addition. Cheers!

                    1. DavidMunday815
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 1 Year
                      25 days, 8 hours ago

                      Glad you enjoyed the article. Also great to see plenty of comments here singing its praises and engaging with the author about his decisions. This sort of content is something we are looking forward to publishing more of!

                    2. PUMPKINHEAD
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      25 days, 7 hours ago

                      My issue is that every one on a wildcard will copy him now and seeing as though it's pretty much like mine ( he copied me :lol:) that means everyone going to have my team

                    3. zøphar
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      25 days, 5 hours ago

                      Thank you, hope you continue to enjoy the content going forward 🙂

                  • Bumbaclot
                    • 8 Years
                    25 days, 8 hours ago

                    Firmino and son out

                    Aubs and mount in

                    Or

                    Pukki and son out

                    Aubs and mcginn In

                    1. jr3jonny
                      • 7 Years
                      25 days, 8 hours ago

                      What Liverpool midfielder(s) do you have?

                      1. Bumbaclot
                        • 8 Years
                        25 days, 8 hours ago

                        Salah

                        1. jr3jonny
                          • 7 Years
                          25 days, 8 hours ago

                          Tough one. For me the first one. I prefer Mount to McGinn for now. City and Liverpool coming up for the latter too.

                  • beetlejuice
                    • 2 Years
                    25 days, 8 hours ago

                    Last spot on my WC:

                    A) Otamendi (Risky when injured players back but i think highest attacking returns compare to others)
                    B) Tomori (Risky but cheap and good fixtures)
                    C) Matip (Low risk when he is back but boring pick)
                    D) Boly (Differential, can grab some attacking returns but not sure about Wolves defense)
                    E) Willems (Best stats but risky when Ritchie is back)

                    Thanks.

                    1. jr3jonny
                      • 7 Years
                      25 days, 8 hours ago

                      Own A but I'd say B. City will concede in 3 of their next 5 IMO

                      1. jr3jonny
                        • 7 Years
                        25 days, 8 hours ago

                        At least 3 ^

                  • Jones Town
                    • 7 Years
                    25 days, 8 hours ago

                    Have Salah and Sterling, no Mane or KDB - would you drop Salah for one of them? Probably KDB this week right?

                    1. jr3jonny
                      • 7 Years
                      25 days, 8 hours ago

                      Out of the two, it would be Salah because of potential injury risk.

                      I've been away for a couple of weeks but seen that Utd have a fair few injuries, and well, they're United. Surely Salah is still likely to do well. Might be worth keeping both a Pool and City asset this week instead of putting all your eggs in one blue basket?

                  • mattyb09
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    25 days, 8 hours ago

                    Ugh. Too many options for captaincy!

                    Who ya got?

                    a) Tammy
                    b) KDB
                    c) Mane
                    d) Aguero
                    e) Vardy

                    1. jr3jonny
                      • 7 Years
                      25 days, 8 hours ago

                      Wow I only own one of them - KDB.

                      I'm going Sterling (c) Salah (vc). KDB if I feel punty. Wilson if I have too many tonight...

                    2. Adamf1980
                      • 3 Years
                      25 days, 8 hours ago

                      Aguero or KDB for me
                      would do Wilson if i owned though

                  • Adamf1980
                    • 3 Years
                    25 days, 8 hours ago

                    think i'm sticking with this ... thoughts?

                    Pope (McGovern)
                    TAA, Boly, Soy (Lundstram) (Rico)
                    Salah, KDB, Yarmelenko, Hudson-Odoi (Cantwell)
                    Aguero (c), Haller, Abraham

                    1. jr3jonny
                      • 7 Years
                      25 days, 8 hours ago

                      Some unusual picks in there; i like it - good side overall.

                      1. Adamf1980
                        • 3 Years
                        25 days, 8 hours ago

                        thanks for the comment - good luck this w/end