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Why chasing the fixtures with the FPL ‘big hitters’ is a strategy to consider

In our latest Pro Pundits article, Lateriser12 – who has overall ranks of 77th and 189th to his name examines how premium and popular attacking options fare against defences of varying abilities.


I’m not so sure I’ve ever had a ‘strategy’ going into a season of Fantasy Premier League. It’s such a dynamic game. What is gold today is garbage tomorrow. That said, I’ve been intending to play this phase of the season with a loose strategy in mind (which I will talk about in the latter half of the article).

One of the biggest mistakes a Fantasy manager can make is being stubborn about picking sides, establishing rules and taking oaths to not do certain things during a season because of, you know, ego. I made the mistake of calling out a rule in my last article: “never captain a defender”. My good friend and old FFS poster, The Light Knight (proponent of big at the back more than five years ago) correctly pointed out that Sir Aleksandar Kolarov and Sir Leighton Baines have been an exception to this in the past.

I’ve been banging on about Sadio Mane (£11.9m) over Mohamed Salah (£12.4m) (play with #NoFoMo) since pre-season. That said, I would be stupid to say that Mane will continue to outperform Salah throughout the season. It might or might not happen, there is no way to tell. Salah could very much hit form of two years ago. The FPL manager that wins will be the one that spots the form and formation shift early and acts on it quickly. Or the one that ends up going with both. At the moment, I’m 50-50 between both.

Anyway, let’s come back to strategy. Before the season started, I always thought there are way too many big hitters this season. I was fully expecting a brutal season with lots of huge point swings (38k to 168k for me this week and I’m still looking to save). I didn’t think this would be a season for the faint-hearted.

Thankfully, the Chelsea assets showed up and offered tremendous value which nullified the swings to a certain extent. I tried fitting as many big hitters as I could into my Wildcard in Gameweek 3. My most expensive defender in Gameweek 3 was Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.4m). Going without Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.2m) was an error I very quickly corrected in Gameweek 5. Being stubborn will gain you nothing; correct your errors as soon as you realize it’s an error.

Somewhere around Gameweek 5, I realised that there is potential to play this phase of the game keeping a loose strategy in mind. It was very difficult to fit in a lot of big hitters in one team. I did realise though that there were a lot of buy-and-forget players that could form the base of a team for a very long time. Just because of the value they offer, players like Alexander-Arnold, John Lundstram (£4.7m), Diego Rico (£4.2m), Caglar Soyuncu (£4.7m), Mason Mount (£6.9m), Tammy Abraham (£7.8m), and now Jack Grealish (£5.9m) and Callum Hudson-Odoi (£6.0m) are few of the many that could just stay in your team for ages. That would allow you to switch your premiums on a regular basis.

A couple of moves I’ve made recently were done keeping this in mind. Three of my last four transfers in were Jimenez, Abraham and Anthony Martial (£7.6m). I went with Jimenez over Wilson in particular because Jimenez was a much longer-term pick compared to Wilson, which loosely allowed me to pursue my big hitter switching strategy. Martial was also done with a long-term view to fund Kevin De Bruyne (£10.2m).

Now when it comes to premiums, the big hitters, the crème-de-la-crème, people get really worried to shift them out and rightly so. The assumption and thinking is that the big guns are fixture-proof. They will perform in every game.

The second problem with switching big hitters is price. If you get onto a premium option early and his price escalates, you lose value when you sell. Fair point, but also one that restricts you in my opinion. Losing value equates to you finding a Hudson-Odoi over a Mount at a later stage in the season. It’s not that difficult to find one more bargain. Also it is very liberating to not get bogged down by value and price.

That said, it’s definitely not wrong to play the value game (happy, Jossy?). I just don’t think it deserves as much attention as it gets. Now let’s divert our attention to the fixture-proof nature of the big guns.

I decided to dive in and conduct a little experiment. I divided the league into three tiers of defence (based on my opinion, form and some statistics). These tiers are not permanent and some of the assumptions are questionable. Treat it as strictly my opinion (which does not take home and away into consideration).


The Kolarov (Top Tier) – Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Sheffield United, Leicester.

The Lescott (Middle Tier) – Crystal Palace, Burnley, Everton, Wolves, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur.

The Bramble (Bottom Tier) – West Ham, Norwich, Watford, Bournemouth, Newcastle, Southampton, Aston Villa, Arsenal, Brighton.


Once I did that, I decided to calculate the points per minute for all our big hitters. This is what the data showed:

The first table includes our super-premium five. Each of these players is very consistent in their patterns versus the Kolarov, Lescott and Bramble teams. While the sample set in question here is very small, it is extremely consistent for all five of them which validates that for now at least, there is value in chasing the fixtures with our big hitters.

All of them offer 10+ points per 90 minutes against the Bramble sides with the exception of Raheem Sterling (£12.1m) and I expect that to change soon.

So despite the fear, you are playing the odds and percentages when you go fixture-chasing with your big guns. A warning though – do not treat this as a cardinal rule. If a player hits top form or goes off-form, everything changes. At the very least, you will have read some interesting data. Also I suspect that this is not enough of a sample set. I am happy to discuss this with anyone who has had a look into this for a much bigger sample size.

Amongst the other attackers that have been relevant this season, the pattern is not as consistent as the big five. None of them are offering the explosiveness of the primary big hitters against the Bramble sides with the exception of Jamie Vardy (£9.3m). The Leicester striker’s pattern is very predictable with him returning double-figure hauls in all three of his Bramble games so far (two of them against ten men who gave up, though), which makes him a very useful FPL asset if he continues this trend.

Keeping this theory in mind, I’m all set to keep my Manchester City trio this week with a view to shifting one after the fixture versus Southampton at the weekend. That said, I’m extremely worried as a Mane and Salah non-owner this week. I really, really need to get one of them in soon enough. I’ll take my chances ignoring Vardy for a week or two and see how he performs against 11 men first. Until then, the good old couch is very much in place.

Good luck for the Gameweek, all!


FFScout user Lateriser12 has a very impressive Fantasy CV. He has registered two finishes in the top 200 (one of them equating to number one in India) and four in the top 10,000 in the last six seasons. The secret to his success has been playing non-conventionally and fearlessly, swearing by ‘upside chasing’ and not giving ownership much of a look.

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471 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Printing Mane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    22 days, 15 hours ago

    Kolarov !

  2. kime67
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 15 hours ago

    KDB last two gw returns is not good enough, anyone else considering to get rid after this gw?

    1. Will Kane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 15 hours ago

      No!

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        22 days, 15 hours ago

        having a laugh ???

    2. Oh Mane Mane
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 15 hours ago

      Keep!

    3. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 15 hours ago

      Lol

    4. kime67
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 15 hours ago

      its not good enough loking at his price tag

      1. POLSKA GOLA
        • 6 Years
        22 days, 15 hours ago

        Although it may sound like an anathema around here I totally get your point. I was faced with a choice of KDB+Maupay or Vady+Dilva last week. Went for the latter and got really lucky with Vardy hitting the 20.
        May point is unless you have KDB instead of Salah, Mane or Sterling having him as a 3rd midfielder makes it nearly impossible

        1. POLSKA GOLA
          • 6 Years
          22 days, 15 hours ago

          Ops, posted before finishing the sentence...I meant makes it nearly impossible to field 3 decent strikers

    5. Ragnar Lothbrok
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 15 hours ago

      Crazy talk, I'm trying to get him in!

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 2 Years
        22 days, 15 hours ago

        KDB will haul at the weekend!

    6. Pia06rc
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 15 hours ago

      Not sure if trolling or just stupid

  3. Skonto Rigga
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 15 hours ago

    Another cracker!

    1. Lateriser 12
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      22 days, 15 hours ago

      Thanks 🙂

    2. Conik
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 14 hours ago

      One of the problems I see with your argument is that the "tiers" are picked retrospectively, which severely weakens the overall point. It feels like you started with your conclusion and manipulated the data to support it, rather than starting with an open mind and letting the data lead you wherever it may. Especially coupled with the small sample size you mention, I feel it renders the findings pretty meaningless.

      That said, I appreciate a very well written article and would agree whole-heartedly with the logic of your argument, just not the use of statistics to support it.

      1. Lateriser 12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        22 days, 13 hours ago

        Cheers Conik. If it helps, I sorted out the defences as per stats and form and then filtered the data in. But I understand your argument.

  4. PepSala
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 15 hours ago

    Best mid under 5.2?

    A Cantwell
    B Adama Traore the beast
    C ??

    1. PepSala
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 15 hours ago

      Already have Dendoncker

    2. Jullepuu
        22 days, 15 hours ago

        McTominay could be a decent punt

      • In and Out
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        22 days, 15 hours ago

        If you have dendonker you shouldn’t be looking at this

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      22 days, 15 hours ago

      How would you sort this bunch?

      Pope Button
      Otamendi* TAA Dunk Lundstram Soyuncu
      CHO* KDB Mane Mount Cantwell*
      Aguero* Wilson* Abraham

      1 FT, 1.2 in bank

      a) Mane + Otamendi > Sterling + probably a cheap defender (-4)
      b) Wilson + Otamendi > Vardy + up to 5.3m def (-4)
      c) Wilson + Cantwell/CHO > Vardy + 4.4/5.8m mid (-4)
      d) Aguero + Cantwell > Sterling + Connelly/5.7 fwd (-4)
      e) Wilson + CHO + Otamendi > Sterling + 8.5 total for def/fwd (-8)
      f) Wilson + Aguero + Cantwell/CHO > Vardy + Sterling + 4.3/5.7m fwd (-8)
      g) something else

      Cheers for any help as it's a big decision.

      1. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 9 Years
        22 days, 15 hours ago

        I'd favour F if you think Sterling scores big. Otherwise B with Tomori/Willems.

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          22 days, 15 hours ago

          What about if I think Aguero can score big too? 😆

          1. Berbinho's Forehead
            • 9 Years
            22 days, 15 hours ago

            Then A, but get Mane back the week after? 🙂

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              22 days, 15 hours ago

              e) is stretching it too much right?

              1. Berbinho's Forehead
                • 9 Years
                22 days, 15 hours ago

                Yeah, I think E is a bit too much to make it work for one week tbh.

                1. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 10 Years
                  22 days, 15 hours ago

                  What score do you expect between Pool vs City?

                  1. Berbinho's Forehead
                    • 9 Years
                    22 days, 15 hours ago

                    2-1/2-2

                    Sterling and Aguero never do well at Anfield though. Don't think either have ever scored there. Aguero might have 1 assist iirc.

                    1. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 10 Years
                      22 days, 15 hours ago

                      Interesting, cheers.

      2. Albert_Luque
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        22 days, 15 hours ago

        E with Rico and Greenwood?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          22 days, 15 hours ago

          Would be those 2 or Connolly + 3.9m def
          Would follow Laterisers plan above for next week.

      3. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 4 Years
        22 days, 15 hours ago

        Wait until Friday

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 5 Years
          22 days, 15 hours ago

          😆

      4. DNFPL
          22 days, 15 hours ago

          B with Lovren/Cancelo is perfect.

        • LAMELA_AND_CONSUELA
          • 2 Years
          22 days, 15 hours ago

          I would just get rid of Otamendi for someone cheap - Willems/Lascelles and buy Vardy next week. Or little bit sideway move Ota to Mendy.

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            22 days, 15 hours ago

            Expect Mendy to do well this week but captaining Aguero/KDB is a bit risky.

        • Rolls-Royce
          • 5 Years
          22 days, 15 hours ago

          D. damage limitation.

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            22 days, 15 hours ago

            They all are a bit.

            1. Rolls-Royce
              • 5 Years
              22 days, 15 hours ago

              If Sterling goes nuts, your rank will suffer since most will captain him.

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 10 Years
                22 days, 15 hours ago

                Yeah, Sterling in after his rest is most likely . More about if Aguero can outscore Vardy by a good distance.

        • Maddamotha
          • 3 Years
          22 days, 15 hours ago

          B or C. Wilson, Ota and Cantwell wouldnt be scary to lose, dont see them getting anything this week, unless Ota starts ofc.

        • TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          22 days, 15 hours ago

          Cheers everyone. 🙂

        • Relaxing
          • 4 Years
          22 days, 15 hours ago

          D for me too. Not too many appealing cheap striker though I think your bench is strong enough to cover for now

      5. Oh Mane Mane
        • 3 Years
        22 days, 15 hours ago

        How does this look going forward?

        Pope
        TAA Mendy Soyunca
        Martial KDB Mane Mount
        Abraham Firmino Vardy

        (Lundstram, Rico, Hayden)

        1. Relaxing
          • 4 Years
          22 days, 15 hours ago

          Good enough

      6. Albert_Luque
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        22 days, 15 hours ago

        Going for a -4 with two free transfers and playing around with options. A or B?

        A) Hayden to Son
        B) Mount to Sterling

        The other two transfers are Ota to Rico and Wilson to Connolly.

        1. Relaxing
          • 4 Years
          22 days, 15 hours ago

          A but not son. I think the mid-priced options offer better value than son in spurs' current state

      7. Ibra
        • 1 Year
        22 days, 15 hours ago

        Which one you would like to own?

        A) King
        B) James
        C) Perez

        1. Albert_Luque
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          22 days, 15 hours ago

          C

        2. Jarvish Scott Talent
          • 4 Years
          22 days, 15 hours ago

          None

          1. In and Out
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            22 days, 15 hours ago

            Ditto

          2. Relaxing
            • 4 Years
            22 days, 15 hours ago

            Me three

      8. Bubbles1985
        • 2 Years
        22 days, 15 hours ago

        Heaton
        TAA Digne Lundstram
        Sterling(c) KDB Mount Saka
        Haller(vc) Auba Vardy

        Button Cantwell Pieters Kelly

        I am holding 0.1itb and 1ft.

        Digne to Rico seems logical? I am giving Auba 1 last week. Plan to WC in GW13

        1. Relaxing
          • 4 Years
          22 days, 15 hours ago

          Yep, solid move

      9. Jullepuu
          22 days, 15 hours ago

          Is this a viable bench for mid/long term?

          Connolly, Cantwell, Rico

          1. Albert_Luque
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            22 days, 15 hours ago

            Yes

          2. cravencottage
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            22 days, 15 hours ago

            very much so

          3. Wally banter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            22 days, 15 hours ago

            Cantwell is slowly losing game time

            1. Jullepuu
                22 days, 15 hours ago

                Pretty easy downgrade to Dendo or someone else

            2. Relaxing
              • 4 Years
              22 days, 15 hours ago

              Mid-term, yes

          4. JoeSoap
            • 6 Years
            22 days, 15 hours ago

            For those with WC what are your plans and why?

            Was tempted to play a few weeks back. Haven't give it much thought but generally holding WC for the Christmas period i.e. injuries, playing bench etc

            1. Jarvish Scott Talent
              • 4 Years
              22 days, 15 hours ago

              After the Liverpool blank is the plan, but will play earlier if needed. GW13 could work too.

              1. JoeSoap
                • 6 Years
                22 days, 15 hours ago

                Both good shouts.

          5. andres
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            22 days, 15 hours ago

            SO how to get more city... Really want sterling but so hard to get him with the current set up.

            Pope
            TAA Soy Lund
            Mane KDB Mount Madds
            Abraham Vardy Wilson

            Cantwell, Kelly, Pieters. 3.3 ITB. 1 FT

            A cantwell to dilva
            B wilson, madds to sterling, ings /maupay/connolly (-4)
            C kdb, madds to sterling, silva (-4)

            Reason for c is that looks like kdb is playing deep.

            1. cravencottage
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              22 days, 15 hours ago

              B- but save the $ and go for connolly

              1. andres
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                22 days, 15 hours ago

                Yeah, this is probably they way to go. Maupay a better pick overall but he would be benched as I would upgrade cantwell next

            2. mazkills
              • 2 Years
              22 days, 15 hours ago

              B

            3. Relaxing
              • 4 Years
              22 days, 15 hours ago

              A - Greater risk, but big reward possible. Especially if Bilva gets banned

          6. Rolls-Royce
            • 5 Years
            22 days, 15 hours ago

            Good read LR.

            1. Lateriser 12
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              22 days, 15 hours ago

              Cheers lad

          7. cravencottage
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            22 days, 15 hours ago

            Which would you get in first:
            A) Martial
            B) Dilva

            1. Maddamotha
              • 3 Years
              22 days, 15 hours ago

              A

            2. mazkills
              • 2 Years
              22 days, 15 hours ago

              Martial in a 9 shirt looks the move...but I would consider Dilva if I currently had 1 city attacker

              1. andres
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                22 days, 15 hours ago

                This

          8. La Roja
            • 7 Years
            22 days, 15 hours ago

            Done well LR, good read. (unintentional praised myself)

            1. Lateriser 12
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              22 days, 15 hours ago

              😀

          9. United2603
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            22 days, 15 hours ago

            Best defender for next few fixtures 4.7M or less? (already have Lund & Rico)

            1. Berbinho's Forehead
              • 9 Years
              22 days, 15 hours ago

              Willems?

              1. Jullepuu
                  22 days, 15 hours ago

                  Will Ritchie take his place tho?

                  1. Berbinho's Forehead
                    • 9 Years
                    22 days, 15 hours ago

                    Fair point, I have no clue.

                    1. Jullepuu
                        22 days, 15 hours ago

                        Lascelles is nailed but Willems might have more attacking threat

                • Relaxing
                  • 4 Years
                  22 days, 15 hours ago

                  Lascalles or Soy (think he is 4.7?)

              2. RobinKerr1987
                • 6 Years
                22 days, 15 hours ago

                Mount to Martial for free?

                Team currently:

                Ryan (Pope)
                Matip, Rico, Soyunco, (Pieters, Lundstrom)
                Salah, Sterling, de Bruyne, yarmo, mount
                Vardy, Abraham (Ayew)

                1.2 itb

                1. Maddamotha
                  • 3 Years
                  22 days, 15 hours ago

                  Wouldnt wanna lose Mount. Rather do Yarma to Martial.

                  1. mazkills
                    • 2 Years
                    22 days, 15 hours ago

                    +1

                2. Berbinho's Forehead
                  • 9 Years
                  22 days, 15 hours ago

                  Rather lose Yarmo. And you need to transfer Matip, who's injured.

              3. Rolls-Royce
                • 5 Years
                22 days, 15 hours ago

                Looks like I'm going to end up with triple Brighton this week 😮

                1. Maddamotha
                  • 3 Years
                  22 days, 15 hours ago

                  Looks good for the upcoming fixtures.

                  1. Rolls-Royce
                    • 5 Years
                    22 days, 15 hours ago

                    They have the home form. Not sure away.

                2. La Roja
                  • 7 Years
                  22 days, 15 hours ago

                  Norwich at home is tasty, I am considering Maupay for King

                3. Would Ed Woodward
                    22 days, 15 hours ago

                    Enjoy your green arrow.

                    1. Rolls-Royce
                      • 5 Years
                      22 days, 15 hours ago

                      Manchester United game made me tickle towards that tbh.

                4. Sturridge Wars
                  • 4 Years
                  22 days, 15 hours ago

                  2FT & 2.2 itb. What should I do??

                  Pope
                  Otamendi / TAA / Soy / Rico
                  Salah / KDB / Mount / Son
                  Abraham / Vardy

                  Bench: Button, Lunds, Greenwood, Cantwell

                  1. Berbinho's Forehead
                    • 9 Years
                    22 days, 15 hours ago

                    Good opportunity to switch to 352.

                    Ota and Cantwell to XXX and Martial? 🙂

                    1. Maddamotha
                      • 3 Years
                      22 days, 15 hours ago

                      Thissssssssssssss

                5. La Roja
                  • 7 Years
                  22 days, 15 hours ago

                  Is this worth -4 chaps?

                  Mane King ➡ Maupay Sterlo (c)

                  I just feel Sterlo will outscore Mane for next 2.

                  1. Rolls-Royce
                    • 5 Years
                    22 days, 15 hours ago

                    Madness selling Mane any other way to get Sterling?

                  2. Berbinho's Forehead
                    • 9 Years
                    22 days, 15 hours ago

                    Do it, get Mane back next week.

                    1. La Roja
                      • 7 Years
                      22 days, 15 hours ago

                      you mean after City game?

                      1. Berbinho's Forehead
                        • 9 Years
                        22 days, 15 hours ago

                        For the City game.

                        1. La Roja
                          • 7 Years
                          22 days, 15 hours ago

                          Yeah, that game will be wide open. I see your point

                          Kisses to your beautiful forehead mate.

                          1. Berbinho's Forehead
                            • 9 Years
                            22 days, 15 hours ago

                            Kisses back to you 🙂

                  3. Bubi
                    • 5 Years
                    22 days, 15 hours ago

                    I feel the same (about Sterl). Mane/Salah > Sterl (C) even for -4 is worth it. Sterl is obvious pick for C in GW10.

                6. DNFPL
                    22 days, 15 hours ago

                    How we looking?

                    Ryan
                    TAA Alonso Dunk Lundstram
                    Sterling(C) Mane KdB Dilva Mount
                    Abraham

                    Button Deulofeu Soyuncu Wickham

                    1. Rhodes your boat
                      • 3 Years
                      22 days, 15 hours ago

                      Like it

                    2. Maddamotha
                      • 3 Years
                      22 days, 15 hours ago

                      I like a 4-5-1. Considering that myself with Abraham. Not sure about Deulo tho, apart from that it looks good.

                  • Rhodes your boat
                    • 3 Years
                    22 days, 15 hours ago

                    Play
                    A) soyuncu
                    B) CHO
                    C) transfer CHO to Tielemans and play him

                    1. La Roja
                      • 7 Years
                      22 days, 15 hours ago

                      B

                    2. Lignja
                      • 2 Years
                      22 days, 15 hours ago

                      B

                    3. Marouaninho
                      • 1 Year
                      22 days, 15 hours ago

                      B

                      1. Rhodes your boat
                        • 3 Years
                        22 days, 15 hours ago

                        Pretty convincing thanks all

                  • Lateriser 12
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    22 days, 15 hours ago

                    As usual, looking forward to hearing your thoughts here.

                    1. teneighty
                      • 4 Years
                      22 days, 15 hours ago

                      I enjoyed the article and the main point I take from it is not wasting transfers on the set-and-forget mid priced players. The variance in their points will not be big spread out over a season and saving FT:s to switch the big hitters seems reasonable as you want as many points as possible out of each transfer.

                      1. Lateriser 12
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        22 days, 13 hours ago

                        Absolutely. I'm trying to play this way myself.

                    2. Rolls-Royce
                      • 5 Years
                      22 days, 14 hours ago

                      Personally I am not a huge fan of switching between the big hitters unless they are completely out form because it can easily backfire. Like, most are considering Mane-> Sterling, which could be a good move in the hindsight, but the one which can easily go wrong as both the players are in form and have a good fixture this week. Historically, as we have seen players like Salah/Mane/Sterling/Aguero/KDB etc can perform against any team.

                      My approach is to play the fixtures with lower teams (e.g. Brighton/Wolves/Soton) and target their "easy" fixtures for a potential return.

                  • Lignja
                    • 2 Years
                    22 days, 15 hours ago

                    Is this ok for save ft? Will get Salah next week when i sell Aguero.

                    Pope
                    Taa, Soyuncu, Lundstram
                    Sterling(c), Kdb, Mount, Cho
                    Aguero, Vardy, Abraham

                    Rico, Kelly, Dendoker

                    1. Marouaninho
                      • 1 Year
                      22 days, 15 hours ago

                      Yeah good to go

                  • Marouaninho
                    • 1 Year
                    22 days, 15 hours ago

                    A or B? Or any other suggestions

                    2FT, £0.0 ITB

                    Ryan (McGovern)
                    Lund - Robbo - Soy (Rico - Kelly)
                    KDB - Salah - Sterling - Mount (Dendo)
                    Vardy - Abraham - Pukki

                    A) Pukki + Dendo > Tielemens + Connolly (play Tielemens, bench Connolly)
                    B) Pukki > Connolly (play Connolly + free up funds for Dendo > Tielemens next GW)

                    Thanks in advance

                  • dshv
                    • 2 Years
                    22 days, 15 hours ago

                    Pope
                    Robbo - Lund - Soy
                    Sterling(c) - Mane - Mount - Yarmo
                    Auba - Tammy - Vardy

                    Ready for this gw? Have 1 ft ???

                  • zon
                    • 4 Years
                    22 days, 15 hours ago

                    Thinking of switching to 352 is the move this week. The question is which mid to go for. Haller + Donck -> Connolly + ____

                    A) Martial
                    B) Dilva (Got KDB + Sterling)
                    C) Maddison/Tielemans?

                  • Maddamotha
                    • 3 Years
                    22 days, 15 hours ago

                    Could Ota have played himself into the team yesterday, or is there no way he will start at the weekend? Typical to get rid now and he starts.

                    1. Berbinho's Forehead
                      • 9 Years
                      22 days, 15 hours ago

                      I'm pretty sure it will be Fernandinho-Stones at Anfield so it makes sense to get them to play together. I can't see Otamendi starting this week in place of one of the two above, it wouldn't make sense to me.

                  • iL PiStOlErO
                      22 days, 15 hours ago

                      Auba, Son, Cantwell > Vardy, Matrial, Mount for -4? Yes or no?

                    • mdm
                      • 7 Years
                      22 days, 15 hours ago

                      Pukki to Rashford or save FT?