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Why I’ve sold James Maddison just two weeks after my Wildcard

Six-time top 5k finisher Utkarsh Dalmia – aka Zophar – discusses his post-Wildcard reshuffle in his latest Pro Pundits piece.


A total of 31 points immediately after a Wildcard and a Gameweek rank of 5,073,134: things did not go exactly to plan in Gameweek 9.

Callum Wilson (£8.0m) disappointed me again, and despite the bookies and pundits expecting the goal tally from the Bournemouth v Norwich game to go into double-digits, the game ended 0-0, with both sides registering their first clean sheets of the season.

Tammy Abraham (£7.8m) was denied an open goal by DeAndre Yedlin (£4.4m), and Kevin De Bruyne (£10.2m) similarly by his own team-mate, Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m). The only Fantasy Premier League returns were a clean sheet from Fikayo Tomori (£4.8m) and an assist for Raheem Sterling (12.1m). Two of my highest point-scorers, Diego Rico (£4.2m) and John Lundstram (£4.7m), were on my bench.

As far as possible, I try to bank a transfer the week after the Wildcard as one week is not enough time to really judge FPL potential. I had also a busy weekend with it being Diwali over in India and had little besides statistics to rely upon, which can be dangerous. Statistics don’t show you how De Bruyne was faced with an open goal and only denied by his team-mate’s selfishness.

So I rolled a transfer, something which was aided by the Friday deadline as I often get itchy fingers on a Saturday morning. I didn’t have high expectations for my Leicester assets in the Southampton fixture. The Saints had conceded very few chances away to Wolves and perhaps were turning a corner under Ralph Hasenhüttl. I benched Caglar Soyuncu (£4.7m), expecting Saints and Danny Ings (£6.0m) in particular to score and didn’t expect James Maddison (£7.3m) to really get a big haul.

What followed was one of the most painful experiences I have had watching a football match. The Saints’ red card had me rubbing my hands in glee, expecting a points windfall, but the minutes passed and I saw Harvey Barnes (£5.9m) and Ayoze Perez (6.1m) plunder the points. I told myself, “This is just random. Look – even Jamie Vardy isn’t involved.” And then my heart sank when he bagged their fifth.

Seven goals in, I was reaching for the whiskey as Maddison displayed a complete aversion to the penalty box area. I can handle players not delivering points due to finishing or bad luck but watching Maddison run the game in a position alongside Wilfried Ndidi (£5.0m) had me beating myself up over why I would pick such an asset in the first place.

About four drinks in, I saw Vardy win a free-kick on the edge of the Saints’ penalty area. The only time I owned Maddison last season was for their game against Huddersfield, in which he scored from a free-kick. I mumbled to myself, “The way this night/season is going, he will probably cross it to Evans who is going to square it for Vardy”. Then I saw the ball hit the back of the net.

Never have I celebrated five FPL points with such gusto. Whiskey was spilled everywhere. Night salvaged, and I figured this might be the inspiration I needed for the season ahead. Be patient, the results will come.

However, one thing was clear to me on Friday night – I needed to get Jamie Vardy (£9.3m). I already had my eye on shipping Wilson as revenge for his captaincy failure against Norwich but figured it was best to wait for the games to finish.

Saturday started well with Sterling bagging my first captain goal since Gameweek 3, and I didn’t really lose any points with the award of the third goal to David Silva (£7.7m) over De Bruyne. Nicolas Otamendi (£5.5m) not starting vindicated my decision somewhat to get rid of him on the Wildcard, meanwhile. I registered a total of 57 points in the end, with all attacking players except Wilson delivering, and naturally he was the target of my ire.

With two free transfers burning a hole in my pocket, there was no way the Cherries’ frontman was retaining his spot in my side. When assessing transfer decisions, I ask myself two questions:

  1. Who are the weakest links in my side?
  2. Who are the players I want to bring in?

Addressing question one first, Rico, Lundstram, Tomori and Soyuncu had all registered at least one clean sheet over the last two matches, and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.2m) had been impressive despite not registering any returns. Defence was ok.

The midfield had all registered attacking returns but I couldn’t help but feel I had got out of jail with Maddison. He had 115 touches in the Southampton game, the second highest of any player on the pitch, but just one penalty area touch and zero chances created. Definitely a red flag.

Then I decided to look into Wilson’s stats and noticed that the Bournemouth striker did not register a single attempt against Watford. It seemed clear that these were the two players that need to go.

As for question two, I’ve always rated Vardy as a player but his awkward price tag made it difficult to include him in my Wildcard or in the Gameweek 1 team. I had a look at his fixtures and he had Arsenal in Gameweek 12 when Liverpool and Manchester City play each other. Vardy is a great captaincy option then as I don’t really fancy Abraham against Palace that week. Good fixtures, nailed and more goals than any player since Rodgers took over. Ownership on the rise. Quite simply, he needed to come in despite the immediate fixture away to the Eagles.

I had £6.1m for a replacement. The candidates I considered were:

  1. Andriy Yarmolenko (£6.0m) – The Ukranian was impressive against Sheffield United but after Newcastle. the Hammers play Burnley, Tottenham, Chelsea and Wolves, three of which are away. Tough fixtures and I really didn’t trust their attack after what I saw away to Everton in Gameweek 9.
  2. Daniel James (£6.1m) – With Manchester United switching to three at the back and Lingard fit, I wasn’t sure if James would continue to start regularly. Also there was a bit of hesitation in trusting the United attack, as maybe Norwich just made them look good.
  3. Harvey Barnes (£5.9m) – Ten gamweeks in, the table doesn’t lie. Leicester well and truly look like top four contenders and their fixture run is as good as it gets. Barnes clearly passed the eye test but his tendency to get substituted early, like in the Newcastle game in Gameweek 7, made me worry about him losing his place if he had a bad game. In general, he seemed more of an assist-type player than a goalscorer.
  4. Ayoze Perez (£6.1m) – Like many of you, I owned the Spaniard in Gameweek 1 but shipped him in Gameweek 3 after his poor numbers over the first two games. I’ve always looked at him more of a goalscorer than a creator and he has shown tendencies in the past to score his goals in bursts. His post-match interview was promising as well, and I asked myself, “Is it a bit kneejerk to bring him in?” Probably, yes. Vardy was likely rising in price that night, though, and Perez was close as well.

In the end, I got Perez and Vardy in for Wilson and Maddison, with the following thoughts on the former Newcastle man:

  1. Both of Leicester’s next two games are televised. If I don’t like what I see, he can easily be downgraded to many other options.
  2. He’s a goalscorer so his ceiling is quite high compared to the three others who are essentially creators.
  3. I trust Leicester more than I do Manchester United and West Ham at this point.

My squad now has ten players from Leicester, Chelsea, City and Liverpool, the four teams occupying the top four spots in the league. The plan is to stick with Perez at least till the Arsenal game and have two free transfers over the international break.

See you on the other side.


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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313 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Traction Engine Foot
    • 1 Year
    14 days, 4 hours ago

    Used my 2 free transfers on Auba, Mings to Vardy, Lundstram.
    Anything worth a hit here? £1.8m in the bank.

    Pope
    Lundstram, Otamendi, TAA
    Mount, Maddison, Sterling, KDB
    Wilson, Vardy, Abraham

    McGovern Cantwell, Soyuncu, Rico

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      Nope

    2. Sailboats
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      No need for a hit

    3. Ini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      No way. You’re all set

    4. Traction Engine Foot
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      Cheers.

    5. Lumberjack
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      Nope looks good

    6. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      Thought KDB was injured?

      1. Royal5
        • 8 Years
        14 days, 4 hours ago

        My mistake. Delete this. Read a stupid tweet from fplpricechanges

  2. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    14 days, 4 hours ago

    Serge aurrier is not nailed ...but at 4.8 is he not good value if bench can cover ? Thanks

    1. Ini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      No. Better off going for soy, Lund, tomori or Rico if you want bench cover since they are cheaper

    2. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      He’s a liability

    3. Traction Engine Foot
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      Just seems to be a card magnet and I wouldn't go near Spurs at the moment.

    4. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      Thanks all

    5. Amey
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      RC !

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        14 days, 4 hours ago

        Thanks Amey

    6. Bring the Cavalry
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      Think I’m gonna go for him, can totally backfire and be a terrible pick but like to go against the herd

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        14 days, 4 hours ago

        Haha cheers

  3. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    14 days, 4 hours ago

    Play C. Wilson or Pereira?

    1. Sailboats
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      Wilson

    2. Ini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      If I had to pick it will be Wilson.

  4. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    14 days, 4 hours ago

    Connolly is the one high-risk high reward non-premium player I have in my squad. I'm not certain he starts. But if he does, the heatmaps suggest something big against Norwich's chance-donating defenders

    Still, will I bench Tammy, Mount or Perez for him? All of whom I'm certain would start in GW11 due to their midweek rest and form? Argh!

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      Perez of the 3.

    2. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      Yeah I'd probably start Connolly over Perez this week.

    3. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      Not really high risk at 4.6 is he.

      1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 4 hours ago

        High risk: the one non-premium player in my squad I'd like to start in GW11 but his minutes are at the most risk

        High reward: if he does start, which I'm not certain of, he could get a haul. Due to the defence he's facing and his heatmaps plus the eye test in that Spurs game, he seems the kind of player to capitalize on collective and individual defensive errors, which Norwich is accustomed to

    4. zøphar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      It's tricky because Connolly had 0 shots and 0 chances created last game. Will he even start with trossard fit ?

      1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 4 hours ago

        This is why he's on my bench now. But looking beyond just the last game (in which he still capitalized on defensive errors to get points), Norwich is just the type of game for him. Trossard + other if's mean he's first sub, as things stand. I'll try not to entertain any regrets

        1. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          14 days, 4 hours ago

          Gotta remember Perez only had 6 shots GW1-9 tho... Norwich at home is the key for me, hence I'd prob start Connolly.

    5. Hart-ake
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      Ahead of Perez this week!

  5. gomez123
    • 6 Years
    14 days, 4 hours ago

    Keep Kun & Otamendi??

    1. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      Nope

      1. gomez123
        • 6 Years
        14 days, 4 hours ago

        neither??

    2. Rolls-Royce
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      Keeping Kun this week. Selling Ota.

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      If you think he starts & if you think he starts/have a good 1st sub.

  6. Lumberjack
    • 4 Years
    14 days, 4 hours ago

    A few options I’m looking at - any thoughts? 2FT.

    A - Aubameyang/Wilson to Vardy/Firmino
    B - Aubameyang/Maddison to Sterling/Connolly ( leaves cash for Wilson to Vardy/Firmino next week)
    C - all of B for -4

    Cheers!

    1. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      Think I prefer B.

    2. Rolls-Royce
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      Selling Auba before a home game doesn't seem like a good decision to me. Probably, hold for this week.

      1. avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        14 days, 4 hours ago

        Three consecutive blanks for Auba tho, whilst his home scores read 2, 2, 5, 9, 6.

        B allows Sterling and Connolly in for free, both of whom could do very well this week, and it also enables an easy Wilson > Vardy move next week.

        1. Lumberjack
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 4 hours ago

          Yep, Auba not justifying his price for me. Think I agree on B, thanks

    3. Lumberjack
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      Thanks both. If I didn’t have 2FT I’d possibly hold, but need to change something - will keep thinking!

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 4 hours ago

        What’s the team?

        1. Lumberjack
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 4 hours ago

          Pope
          TAA Tomori Lundstram Rico Kelly
          Mané KDB Maddison Mount Saka
          Aubameyang Wilson Abraham

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • 3 Years
            14 days, 4 hours ago

            Wilson to Jim? Or Kelly to Rico?

            1. Lumberjack
              • 4 Years
              14 days, 4 hours ago

              Jiménez is an option, was great for me last year! Thanks. Have Rico already 🙂

              1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • 3 Years
                14 days, 4 hours ago

                Yes you do sorry. That is quite a light defence but guess it’s working out. Could do Pope > Gazza

    4. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      Wilson to vardy possible in A? That if so!

      1. Lumberjack
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 4 hours ago

        Nope, 0.1m ITB. I realise it’s not that clear but A would be both transfers.

  7. JohnRoss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    14 days, 4 hours ago

    Whats up with Rashford anyone? Presser tomorrow?

  8. Paul 'The Party Animal…
    • 5 Years
    14 days, 4 hours ago

    Does Rashford start this weekend?

    1. tjostolv
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      Just bought him because he will rise. Think its 95% chance he will play.

  9. George James
    • 4 Years
    14 days, 4 hours ago

    Best move? 2FT 0.3 itb

    A) Ota >> Cancelo
    B) Wilson + Haller >> Vardy + Maupay
    C) something else

    Pope
    VVD • Ota • Lundstram
    Mane • KDB • Mount • Sterling
    Wilson • Haller • Tammy

    Button / Rico / Cantwell / Kelly

    1. Old Gregg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      B

      Could also Do Vardy + Connolly and upgrade 5th mid

  10. Dele
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    14 days, 4 hours ago

    Cancelo or Mendy?

    1. Old Gregg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      Mendy. Slightly more nailed.

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      Mendy if going there.

      Think the Cancelo wagon could go up in flames this GW if he's a late sub to let Mendy rest.

    3. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      Neither. Have a look at the Ticker.

    4. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      If Mendy's assist stood and he got the 11-pointer he was on, there would have been a massive Mendy train this week.

  11. The 12th Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    14 days, 4 hours ago

    Wilson’s gonna score against United isn’t he?

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      I also think so. But I still want to sell. Hate him haha

  12. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    14 days, 4 hours ago

    A lot of unrest around Maddison including this article. Seems quite knee-jerk following Friday night.

    Personally think he’s great value at 7.2m on all set pieces for a top 3-4 team. Bit of an Eriksen type player who will keep the 6-7points incoming. But at about 2.5million less

    1. Hart-ake
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      Agreed. Think the Vardy and Maddison combo could be gold with those upcoming fixtures, too.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 4 hours ago

        Exactly. Same as Eriksen+Kane a few seasons back. Every time I used to check my footy score app it was those 2 at it again and the points just rolled in

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      He played as CDM/CM last gw
      That's what turning heads along with his Points last gw compared to other Leicester players

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 4 hours ago

        Nice set and forget at 7.2 for me. Perez, Barnes, Tiele will be in and out the team and blanking galore I think

  13. Dare Do The Punt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    14 days, 4 hours ago

    Auba is a huge huge dilemna for me. I know everyone is going to say keep him for Wolves but I am scared of not owning either Vardy or Kane on Sunday.

    The Sunday thing looming kills me

    1. Hart-ake
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      Keep and switch to Vardy the week after.

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

      Auba shortest anytime scorer odds of the three of them.

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      Keep him. He’s a much better option this week than Kane at Everton or Vardy at Palace

    4. Traction Engine Foot
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      I sold him for Vardy. As an Arsenal fan, we look abysmal outside of cup games, the atmosphere at the club isn't good and Auba's not been getting service. Wolves will not be an easy match either. I wouldn't mind too much if these predictions totally backfire on me of course.

      1. Traction Engine Foot
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 4 hours ago

        Then again, service might improve if Ozil plays.

  14. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    14 days, 4 hours ago

    IF I stick with Kun and Wilson this week, how would you burn an FT here? Got 2 and 0itb.

    Pope
    TAA • Lunds • Tomori
    KDB • Mount • Mané • Maddison
    Kun • Tammy • Wilson
    (McG. Söy. Rico. Dendo)

    1. Old Gregg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      Wilson + Dendo > Connolly + Martial.

      Enough funds?

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 4 hours ago

        Certainly do mate and that’s one move I’m eyeing up for sure. But if I don’t go there then I need to burn the FT

        1. Old Gregg
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          14 days, 4 hours ago

          Pope > Gassiniga

          Not 100% sure about that though

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      hard call... if it wasn't Sou it'd have been easier for you

      wait for all the pressers & see if something weird happens 1 of your players. Not much under Wilson to switch to

  15. Old Gregg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    14 days, 4 hours ago

    sorry, I have asked this a couple of times but cannot decide.

    What is the best def/mid combo please? Wildcard still intact.

    a) Taa + Perez

    b) Chilwell/McGuire/wan bis + Martial

    c) Mendy + Tielemans

    D) any others?

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      A

      1. Old Gregg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        14 days, 4 hours ago

        Thanks

    2. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      I would recommend owning TAA. After that, there are a decent number of combos for you to chose

      1. Old Gregg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        14 days, 4 hours ago

        Thanks. Yes, Sort of got away with it so far. That could change from gw13

  16. kennethrhcp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    14 days, 4 hours ago

    A: Pukki to Rashford/Jimenez (pick1)
    B: Wilson to Rashford/Jimenez (pick1)
    C: Bank FT & reassess next week with 2 FTS

    1. Old Gregg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      B with Rash.

      I’m still not sure on Jim

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        14 days, 4 hours ago

        Jimi is mainly due to what he did for me last year

        thanks for the reply!

        1. Old Gregg
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          14 days, 4 hours ago

          Yeah I had him too. Not feeling it this year. I could be completely wrong though!

  17. GAMBIT
    • 4 Years
    14 days, 4 hours ago

    Have exact money to do:

    Pukki, McGinn > Connelly, KdB for free

    Should I do it considering that Connelly will be my third striker in a 4-3-3?

    1. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      It's risky, he won't play every week, but the KDB part of the move makes me think it'll pay off.

  18. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    14 days, 4 hours ago

    G-Whizz not posting the clean sheet stats hot topic?

  19. Silecro
    • 1 Year
    14 days, 4 hours ago

    Is Chilwell worth 0.8 over Soyoncu? Probably has been talking point but I've missed it

    1. GAMBIT
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      Scoutcast says that Soton are terrible down the right hand side, it's put me off Chillwell... I am a Soy owner though

    2. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      Nope, not IMO.

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

      Last week he was! I think there is probably more you can do elsewhere with that 0.8.

    4. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      I dont think so. Esp when Soy is a cheap route into foxes defence, albeit just for clean sheets

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

      Yes
      Soy is a terrible pick

  20. corderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    14 days, 4 hours ago

    Got 2 free transfers and not too sure where to use them? 0 in the bank

    Pope Button
    TAA Robertson Tomori Soyuncu Lundstram
    Sterling Dilva Martial Mount Cantwell
    Vardy Aubameyang Pukki

  21. JohnRoss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    14 days, 4 hours ago

    Would you play CHO or Pukki?

    CHO - decent form, side performing , but minutes...
    Pukki - poor form, team not performimg, nailed

    I’m thinking Pukki is safer possibly but not feeling the love...

  22. Nicepix
    • 1 Year
    14 days, 2 hours ago

    Good article - Thanks for being so honest.

    Maddison doesn't do it for me either. I don't see him as a FPL asset at that price point.

    Like Zophar I saw that Vardy had to be brought in no matter what. Leicester are going places. Certainly for the next few GWs anyway. And he is the focal point no matter what the magical underlying stats might say to the contrary. But the Leicester midfield question is still plaguing me. Unlike most I opted for Tielemans at the start based on him already being integrated into the team and doing really well last season. He didn't live up to the expectations so was transferred out. Now he is back on form and still at the right price. But Perez could also be alight, as could Barnes and elsewhere at United and Chelsea there are others who might be this year's stars.

    For the time being I'm sitting this one out purely because picking any one is a lottery and there are similarly priced options elsewhere that are already producing. I have Mount and Dilva and have just re-signed Martial who is my current risky punt. I can't afford another one just yet. But maybe if Dilva starts to get rested he might turn into a Fox.

  23. applebonkers
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    13 days, 10 hours ago

    hard luck with your bench last couple of weeks zoph. you made the classic mistake of picking safe starters rather than getting jammy like seemingly half the people on my twitter timeline!

  24. Back on the horse
    • 9 Years
    13 days, 8 hours ago

    Yeah Maddo is on borrowed time in my squad too