Pro Pundits - Ash

Why I want to sign Sadio Mané before it’s too late

At 5pm last Saturday, I was on the cusp of being hit with a dark red arrow. 

Four of my five players had blanked and I was going into Sunday without highly-owned players such as Kevin de Bruyne (40%), Mohamed Salah (27%) or Sadio Mané (35%) which put me at risk of my overall rank plummeting further.

Thankfully my trust in Jamie Vardy’s (£9.6m) form paid off with his 24 points as captain, as well as an unexpected clean sheet for Kasper Schmeichel (£5.2m). 

This was further boosted with Anthony Martial’s (£7.7m) double-digit haul on Sunday. 

How I got on in Gameweek 12

It was just a shame that my Manchester City coverage of Sergio Aguero (£12.0m) and Raheem Sterling (£12.0m) failed me. Then again the duo have a dire record as visiting players at Anfield so I shouldn’t have expected much. 

Liverpool’s late loss of a clean sheet cost me four points with my ownership of Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.2m) but it probably was for the best as I ended up unpunished by anyone with a defensive double-up.

Previously, I had sold Salah and Mason Greenwood (£4.3m) for Vardy and Martial. 

I felt that this made perfect sense as I was effectively obtaining two attacking players for the price of one. 

I had numerous concerns last weekend with my squad and could have easily used a free transfer or taken a hit. 

Andriy Yarmolenko (£6.0m) could have swiftly been switched out for Youri Tielemans (£6.6m) with my cash in the bank. 

Mané has really caught my eye recently

But ultimately I wanted the in-form, Mané. I should have bought him weeks ago. Aguero has demonstrated that he is a rotation risk too often this season, despite scoring nine Premier League goals thus far. However, only one since Gameweek 6 weakens his appeal significantly.

 An easy move for me would be to sell Todd Cantwell (£4.7m) and the Argentina international for Mané and Aaron Connolly (£4.7m) without taking a hit. 

But I would still be left with Yarmolenko. 

Whether I make one, two or three transfers during the international break, I almost certainly need to crowbar in Mané. I simply have no choice but to do so. 

Another option could be to sell my two attacking Manchester City assets for Salah and Mané if I wanted to put all of my eggs in one title-race basket. 

However, after now trailing Liverpool by nine points, Pep Guardiola will be more motivated than ever before to convert their decline with a winning spree, even if they are facing Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal in their next five Premier League games.

Owning Jamie Vardy has had a big impact on my season in recent weeks

I managed to end Gameweek 12 with a third consecutive green arrow and my best overall rank since the last week of August.

I finally have some momentum on my side with the international break providing me with much needed time to plan ahead for the upcoming winter fixture rush. 

The 62 points I picked in Gameweek 12 seems modest in comparison to a lot of seasoned FPL managers but I do feel content with the 193 points I’ve amassed over the last three rounds. 

It wasn’t long ago that I was ranked as low as 2.7 million despite having a more than reasonable start – so I’m very happy with my recent progress.

I’ve also surprised myself by being more cautious with my transfers this season with only two hits taken to date – each resulting in a red arrow. 

My aim now is to make incremental gains with safe transfers and hope that my armband picks can deliver on a more regular basis. 

December will no doubt be filled with variables in FPL, as it always is, so I need to make the most of my newfound traction and hope that I can continue my run of green arrows.

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768 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Jimbo-Jones
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

    Do we think Sterling being dropped for England is better for him in PL? Surely Pep will start him and he’ll be even more fired up?
    Was considering dropping him to find getting Vardy.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Less minutes over IB is good for FPL.

    2. zotter
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      He would play v Chelsea anyway

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Sterling was the only City player with some fire in him against Liverpool. Went a bit over board at the end but the rest of the team were pathetic especially second half.

  2. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

    No offence intended but who are you?

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/profiles/fplhints/

    1. Lindelol
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 18 days ago

      😀

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      https://twitter.com/FPLHints/ - I would presume.

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Ah, we are now hiring pundits because we don’t have any?

        1. DA Minnion
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 18 days ago

          Everyone is an expert nowadays.

          1. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 18 days ago

            I’m not 😀

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Im not an expert on twitter """"pros""""" but I think this is the casual formerly known as FPL General.

    4. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Lots of the guys that write articles do not bother with the forum here.

      It is a collectors item to see most of "the team" posting here and fraternizing with the common folk with the exception of RAE,RedLightning,Rainy,Joe and TorresMagic of course and maybe AZ,Andy85 who might drop by from time to time to say hello.

      Maybe they have alternate accounts so they can go around here incognito which would not suprise me.

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Nope, they have been mostly recruited to write when they were never part of this community

        1. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 18 days ago

          Noting really wrong with that though and it might be better off that they can do their thinking/writing from outside this bubble.

          I wonder why they do not bother with the place?
          Is it because they are afraid of getting stick,too good for the likes of us or just think this place is a waste of time and mental energy?

          1. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 18 days ago

            Probably a pinch of all these things Ogie. Most of the people who loved this place for the community rather than the money have left

            1. Ógie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 18 days ago

              This place kind of reminds me of my hometown or any other town in the west of Ireland that has been decimated by immigration and has lost a lot of it's talent.

      2. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        It would surprise me. They don’t give 2 F*cks what goes on down the bottom of the page

        1. circusmonkey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 18 days ago

          If you work full time on a site, trawling the chat pages is not going to be an evening's entertainment.

    5. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Looks like Boy George

      Explains a lot

      1. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        I don't know why Fpl General would rebrand himself, he built a following of sorts. I very much doubt there is any money in this. People write for the enjoyment, as I did with a few betting articles but now I am too busy.

  3. zotter
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

    Prediction time ...

    West Ham v Spurs. 2-1
    Arsenal v Saints. 3-0
    Bournemouth v wolves. 1-1
    Brighton v Leicester. 1-1
    Palace v Liverpool. 1-3
    Everton v Norwich. 1-0
    Watford v Burnley. 0-2
    Man City v Chelsea. 2-2
    Sheff Utd v Man Utd. 0-0
    Villa v Newcastle. 3-0

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      We may be dead by then

    2. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 18 days ago

      West Ham v Spurs 1-1
      Arsenal v Saints 2-1
      Bournemouth v wolves 1-2
      Brighton v Leicester 0-3
      Palace v Liverpool 0-2
      Everton v Norwich 3-1
      Watford v Burnley 1-1
      Man City v Chelsea 2-1
      Sheff Utd v Man Utd 1-1
      Villa v Newcastle 0-0

    3. Garth Marenghi
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Arsenal 3-0!

      1. Hot Toddy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Even the players bedsheets have skidmarks on. No clean sheets for the Arse.

    4. Paul Scholesy Scores Goals
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 18 days ago

      West Ham v Spurs. 1-3
      Arsenal v Saints. 2-1
      Bournemouth v wolves. 1-1
      Brighton v Leicester. 1-2
      Palace v Liverpool. 0-1
      Everton v Norwich. 1-0
      Watford v Burnley. 1-1
      Man City v Chelsea. 4-2
      Sheff Utd v Man Utd. 0-4
      Villa v Newcastle. 1-1

  4. The Units
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

    When is Reid back? I see he has been picked for the NZ team.

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      He’s already fit but he’s done a first choice at Wham sadly

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Bummer

        1. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 18 days ago

          I think they need him with that def

      2. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Probably not even an Andrew Ridgeley

      3. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        *as

      4. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        If het gets to real fitness and shape (a big if that) he is a leader back there, so would not count that out entirely.Besides, Ogbonna/Diop and Balbuena ain´t worldbeaters

    2. WWF
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Has been training, looks good to go

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Think hes only back in full training recently, so still building fitness, minutes for NZ would help. He might see minutes with how bad they've been defensively, but it might have to be in goal in place of Roberto.

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        I hope he does come back as a playing 3.9 mil def would be great.

    4. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      'Winston will be like a new signing. dg'
      Fans reference 🙂

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Tell you what it’s worth a try. However I have no idea why ogbonna was dropped considering every game he hasn’t played we’ve been whooped. Diop Ogbonna is the perfect partnership.
        Balbuena and Roberto can speak Spanish to each other all they want but no communication on the world will stop them from being shite

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 18 days ago

          Reid was your best def before he got injured.

          1. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 18 days ago

            That was March 2018. A lot has changed round the West Ham set up since then. I think Diop Ogbonna was the partnership that worked and should continue to be the way forwards

    5. Mr Frost
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      I signed Reid last week as the only way to get Mane, hoping he starts soon!

  5. Lindelol
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 18 days ago

    bottomed
    Pope (Button)
    TAA, Lund, Soy, Rico (Tomori)
    Sterling, Maddison, Mane, KDB, (Dendo)
    Vardy, Tammy, (Connolly)

    Should I hold the transfer?

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Yes barring injuries over IB.

    2. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 18 days ago

      If you have bank for Salah then could go for him once his ankle isn't totally banjoed.

  6. lilmessipran
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

    Current team-

    Pope 4.0
    Taa lund Rico soy Boly*
    Raz kdb Mane Martial Nakamba
    Tammy Vardy Mousset

    Which option looks better? 1 Ft 0 itb
    A Boly to 4.6 defender this gw then raz to Salah next gw
    B Save Ft, next Gw Boly+Kdb to Robbo + Pulisic
    C any other moves

  7. Jullepuu
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Is it important to have a Leicester mid at this point or is Vardy (and soyuncu) enough?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        All preference & balance. They are well priced, Maddison up against Jimenez & Martial in similar price brackets. Tielemans little cheaper vs Jota, the wingers a bit too risky for me.

        Mightn't be vitally important to have a Leicester mid but I think its important over the next few GWs to have a few of Maddison/Tielemans, Jimmy/Jota, Martial/Rashford.

        1. Jullepuu
            4 months, 18 days ago

            Lol i don't have any of those at the moment. Mount to Tielemans could be an option or Sterling to a benching headache 😆

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 18 days ago

              Forget the Chelsea boys, so much value about!

              Never a fan of 8 attackers with a benching headache every GW, its bad enough just having that with defenders now.

              1. Jullepuu
                  4 months, 18 days ago

                  I'm playing 4-4-2 right now. Is Tielemans a better pick than Mount in your opinion?

                  1. Rainer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    Not for me, especially with it using an FT.

                • Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 18 days ago

                  Forgot*

                  1. Jullepuu
                      4 months, 18 days ago

                      Ah okay makes more sense now! I need to shift Pope soon and Sterling might pick up another yellow. It's likely that the transfers will be "no brainers" for me in the next couple of weeks.

                      1. Rainer
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        4 months, 18 days ago

                        Yeah Pope is on his way for many in GW15. GK transfers never ideal so carrying a spare one when possible will help come then.

                        1. Jullepuu
                            4 months, 18 days ago

                            I don't have any free transfers right now so I can't do major changes to my team structure without taking hits. Ryan or Henderson will probably come in for Pope.

              2. bench boost for every gamew…
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 18 days ago

                kind of depends how you play and your current set up and formation. with the fixtures to come it would look nice though, but with 3 you would, also assuming you have some Pool assets, City assets, Chelsea assets gw18 and a slight change of fixture run after that, it could be more difficult to navigate that one with 3. There are also other options that could perform as well, in both midfield but also defense or strikers depending on team set up.

                1. Jullepuu
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    I'm now playing a 4-4-2 with double Pool defence. I have Mane KDB and Sterling too.

                    1. bench boost for every gamew…
                      • 3 Years
                      4 months, 18 days ago

                      Vardy and abby strikers i pressume, then it´s a toin cos between the like of lei or chelsea mids, Martial and perhaps Son if you can afford. Lei mids a tad more nailed, Martial if not injured could be great, Pulisic if nailed but Maddison for me then.

                      1. Jullepuu
                          4 months, 18 days ago

                          Yeah I got those 2 up front. I can only afford Tielemans if I want to keep both Sterling and KDB. Sterling is going to get a yelloe card sooner or later though.

                  • GARY AND JAMIE
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    I brought in 2 and Vardy last week. Form and fixtures go on for a good while

                  • Warby84
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    I have Maddison Tielemans and Vardy

                2. Gargamel
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 18 days ago

                  This will make me sound like the worst, but I really don't know about this. Nothing personal against the writer, but all this about buying the game's second top scorer, who has been a good or great FPL prospect for five years now?

                  1. Wild Rover
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    Not even a FFS poster. Souled out

                  2. Brosstan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    It makes you sound reasonable. This article is both poorly written and with bottom barrel content.

                  3. Klopptomist Scott Talent
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    It’s not really about why to get him either, just a description of what happened to his team this weekend?

                    1. Ginkapo FPL
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 18 days ago

                      That question mark

                      ?

                      1. Klopptomist Scott Talent
                        • 2 Years
                        4 months, 18 days ago

                        Sassy question mark

                  4. el polako
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    Well they say it is a year of casual.
                    Advice in this article may turn out to be priceless.

                  5. Ginkapo FPL
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    I like it when the experts are doing things I did weeks ago.

                    1. TheDragon
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 18 days ago

                      I hate to break it to you but I think some of them might not really be experts.....

                    2. S.Kuqi
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      4 months, 18 days ago

                      Hah 😀

                      They just want to be 100% sure of their "advices"

                    3. Geoff
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 7 Years
                      4 months, 17 days ago

                      I already did my move this week.. yikes. Too far ahead of the crowd I'm afraid

                  6. Geoff
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 17 days ago

                    Yeah, I think those are fair comments.

                    When we started ProPundits it was never going to not need tweaking - I largely agree! The discussion about the writer's team should be used as a platform to discuss broader issues.

                    Cheers for the feedback, I'll pass it along

                    1. Gargamel
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      4 months, 17 days ago

                      Thanks for a good reply, I appreciate it

                3. Strchld
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 18 days ago

                  Evening! What to do with this? Have 2FT but nothing itb. Where to burn a FT or how to get Salah, Robbo or Maddison?

                  Pope
                  TAA - Soysauce - Rico - Lundstram - Reid
                  Sterling - KdB - Mane - Martial - Mount
                  Tammy - Vardy - Wickham

                  1. gaurava1216
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    2 choices here...

                    1) Mount and Sterling to Maddy + fodder and then upgrade Wickham to Jimi

                    2) Wickham or Reid out this week and then next week make the changes in Midfield.

                4. GARY AND JAMIE
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 18 days ago

                  As a Hendo Button owner is it worth a transfer? Im thinking not

                  1. Hakim Ziyech
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    Hendo& McGovern here. I am not wasting a transfer on a goalie

                    1. Hakim Ziyech
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 18 days ago

                      Having said that, McG0vern starts for me this weekend 😆

                      1. Hakim Ziyech
                        • 1 Year
                        4 months, 18 days ago

                        In about 11 days time rather*

                        1. GARY AND JAMIE
                          • 6 Years
                          4 months, 18 days ago

                          Wonder if Martin gets a game if Roberto dropped.

                  2. bench boost for every gamew…
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    probably not but if for free and no other pressing issues i would, but for Button. And for that you need at least 0.3 to get Saints goalie not sure you want that?

                    goalies rarely gets zero or minus points

                    1. GARY AND JAMIE
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 18 days ago

                      Ive got cash but plans to use it elsewhere. Ryan is interesting with these big points in defeats

                      1. bench boost for every gamew…
                        • 3 Years
                        4 months, 18 days ago

                        if an upgrade ruins that plan then it might not be worth it, but at the same time i would still consider a cheap playing goalie later next week, there could be things that have changed in terms of injuries etc. And besides, that move will almost guarantee you points as an altering of plans of future moves need not be a guarantee of points returns as it might force you to do a slightly different route but could not necessarily less points?

                5. Stimps
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 18 days ago

                  Salah to Mane (-4), worth it?

                  1. twoplustwo
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    Read OP

                    1. Brosstan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 18 days ago

                      lol

                  2. Wild Rover
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    Nobody can answer that. They are both capable of hauling or blanking in any given week

                  3. Paul Scholesy Scores Goals
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    I wouldn’t even do it for +4

                  4. Hakim Ziyech
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    Mo > sterling for me

                    1. Hakim Ziyech
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 18 days ago

                      If it is a long term injury*

                  5. bench boost for every gamew…
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    absolutely not

                    salah loves the yellow ball,

                    mané goes cold in the snow

                  6. Rainer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    Nah, probably try add Mane alongside Salah in the coming weeks.

                  7. TheDragon
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    Of course not for a -4

                6. Wild Rover
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 18 days ago

                  Neville Bros - Fine Football Managers est never

                  1. TheDragon
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    Phil’s fall from grace has been surprisingly quick - the lionesses seem in disarray

                    1. Wild Rover
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      4 months, 18 days ago

                      They just look terrible, particularly at the back.

                      1. TheDragon
                        • 1 Year
                        4 months, 18 days ago

                        To be honest - they looked abysmal
                        at the back at the World Cup. Bright was an absolute liability.

                        The problem I think is that Phil has/ had visions of grandeur of turning them Into a ‘female Man City’ with possession football playing out from
                        the back. Problem is they are nowhere near good enough technically to play out from the back so they put themselves under huge pressure and will always concede.

                        That and the fact they are unbelievably bad at taking penalties (I genuinely think England are more likely to miss a penalty than score it). Which is pretty incomprehensible

                  2. Syd.
                    • 10 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    Penguin Tossers the both of them

                7. Ask Yourself
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 18 days ago

                  You have 7.7m to spend on a midfielder and have martial. Who would you want for Xmas period? Answering Maddison means you are getting extra Brussels sprouts:

                  A) Pulisic (risk of system change but best performer so probably not)
                  B) Maddison (Brussels sprouts mean you’ll fart at the dinner table)
                  C) Dilva (Pep but arguably one of the best mids available
                  D) Antonio (I know but we need him back and there are a lot of calls to have him playing at striker next to Haller, expected to be fit after IB and is our best player when fit because he tries to make things happen)

                  E) other?

                  1. Hakim Ziyech
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    B

                    1. Ask Yourself
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      4 months, 18 days ago

                      Too eager man you’re gonna poo yourself I reckon. Cheers

                  2. Brosstan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    Maddison. If you dont like Brussels sprouts then you have a casual's palate

                    1. Ask Yourself
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      4 months, 18 days ago

                      Hahaha. Hope your roast potatoes get burnt you professional

                  3. AllessandroSwissToni
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    James
                    Milivojevic
                    Mcginn/Grealish

                    Would be three I'd consider. Guaranteed starts if fit and plenty of involvement, reasonable fixtures

                    LoCelso, Moura or Ozil for the mavericks

                    1. Ask Yourself
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      4 months, 18 days ago

                      Think your first three are maverick enough. I love the look of zaha/Mili. I could hold Perez one more game and then go for one of those two for next week it is something I am considering. Grealish interesting too and one for the list for sure.
                      The last 3 are suicide picks but I like your style. Extra roasties for you.

                  4. ratchet
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    Aston Villa have great fixtures over Christmas. I would look at McGinn

                8. AlpoShearer
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 18 days ago

                  Mount to Maddison -4?

                  1. AllessandroSwissToni
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    If you don't have any Leister cover possibly...

                9. RED_ARMY
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 18 days ago

                  Son worth a look ? Considering this from next week:
                  Pope
                  TAA Lundy Soyboy
                  Mane KDB Son Maddison
                  Vardy Jimenez Tammy

                10. Mr Frost
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 18 days ago

                  Hi, anyone here grabbing Janmaat today before he rises?

                  I may as well lose Dunk for now, Janmaat best option ~4.5m?

                  Defence is Rico Lundstram Söyüncü Reid Dunk.

                  1. Ask Yourself
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    Willems is still 4.5 right? No rush. Janmaat isn’t very good

                    1. Mr Frost
                      • 10 Years
                      4 months, 18 days ago

                      4.6m now I think. Watford looking more solid and Janmaat has attacking threat.

                      1. Ask Yourself
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        4 months, 18 days ago

                        Oh dear. I don’t know if getting him now and restricting yourself for the rest of the break is worth 0.1m tho

                        1. Mr Frost
                          • 10 Years
                          4 months, 18 days ago

                          Guess Clark is out as soon as Schar is back, he's also 4.3m

                  2. Wild Rover
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    There is a guy who you may know who used to post here for many years who came close to death earlier this year. He was in a coma for many gw’s but is still thrashing me and has had Janmaat since gw8. FPL kicks cancer’s arse 🙂

                    1. Mr Frost
                      • 10 Years
                      4 months, 18 days ago

                      Glad he's still with us.

                  3. Chelsea Dagger
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    I did. Like his chances for assists. Won’t play every week on my team, but a cheap upgrade for Kelly

                11. bjarnia87
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 18 days ago

                  Have vardy and soyuncu.

                  - should I double up on Leicester defence or
                  - get a mid (Tielemans/ Barns) ?

                  1. Warby84
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    I’ve decided to go for triple Leicester... Tielemans, Maddison and Vardy, looking forward to their next few.. Hopefully tons of goals

                12. Gnu Scott talent
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 18 days ago

                  There's a guy down the chip shop who swears he's Elvis.

                  He also swears he's been asked to write a FFS article.

                  1. Wild Rover
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    But he’s a liar and I’m not sure about you

                    1. Gnu Scott talent
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      4 months, 18 days ago

                      😆

                  2. TheDragon
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    Maybe these should retitle these Pro pundits’ articles ‘Suspicious minds’...

                    ...I mean we clearly can’t go on together with these articles

                    1. Wild Rover
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      4 months, 18 days ago

                      We’re caught in a trap

                      1. TheDragon
                        • 1 Year
                        4 months, 18 days ago

                        Return to sender

                        1. Gnu Scott talent
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          4 months, 18 days ago

                          Oh wait a minute Mr Postman.

                    2. Ógie
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      4 months, 18 days ago

                      They are caught in a trap and cant turn back.

                      1. Wild Rover
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        4 months, 18 days ago

                        But do you love me baby?

                        1. Syd.
                          • 10 Years
                          4 months, 18 days ago

                          Lord Almighty

                          1. Wild Rover
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            4 months, 18 days ago

                            I feel my temperature rising

                            1. Ógie
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              4 months, 18 days ago

                              A little less conversation might help.

                13. DortmundisLove
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 18 days ago

                  Play Mount or Lund?

                  1. Wild Rover
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    Mount. Don’t believe this stupid benching Lund is madness crap

                    1. TheDragon
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 18 days ago

                      This should really be a hot topic
                      - The Lundstram conundrum.

                      Clearly there are weeks it makes sense to bench him and he will get a lot of 1 or 2 pointers but he is 100% going to get some more 12+ point hauls this season given how advanced he is playing.

                      I really can’t work out what to do with him. Part of me wants to go
                      4-4-2 to force myself to play him, but ‘logic’ says go 3-4-3 with double Liverpool and rotate Soy, Lund, Rico

                      1. Warby84
                        • 4 Years
                        4 months, 18 days ago

                        I’ve gone 3-4-3 but have to rotate Tielemans/Martial and Mount...

                        1. TheDragon
                          • 1 Year
                          4 months, 18 days ago

                          That will not end well

                        2. sovietrockettes
                          • 1 Year
                          4 months, 18 days ago

                          How did you get yourself into that?!!!!

                      2. Wild Rover
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        4 months, 18 days ago

                        Yep, I’ve lumbered myself with a dilemma of him or Chilwell and I also own Mousset

                      3. Nomar
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        4 months, 18 days ago

                        Why double Liverpool defence when they’re not keeping CS?

                        Just get one Liverpool defender, one Leicester defender and Lundstram plus 2 cheap bench fodder and play the first 3 every week.

                        1. TheDragon
                          • 1 Year
                          4 months, 18 days ago

                          I just think TAA & Robbo are going to explode now fixtures change. I think the clean sheets will come thick and fast now

                        2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          4 months, 18 days ago

                          I’d say he (like myself) anticipates they’ll keep CS in the future with their fixtures improving, Allison back, and the fact that the same personnel that kept 20 CS in 38 last season are on 2 from 12 this season suggests even just by default they’ve a few CS’s queued up in the not too distant future

                          TAA & Robbo are once in a generation FPL assets imo (Robbo is only 3 points behind MANÉ of all people over the last 7 GW’s for example)

                          When the CS’s come (and they surely will) people will be tearing up their teams to accommodate those two and their hauls I reckon

                  2. Brosstan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    Im benching Mount for Lund and Tammy for Rico

                    1. Ask Yourself
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      4 months, 18 days ago

                      You’re benching Tammy against that city defence?

                      1. Brosstan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        4 months, 18 days ago

                        ya

                14. RED_ARMY
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 18 days ago

                  a) Salah Mane KDB Mount
                  Vardy Tammy Ayew

                  b) Mane KDB Son Maddy
                  Vardy Tammy Jimenez

                15. Gravless are for Kinnear
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 18 days ago

                  Salah injured playing for Egypt

                  1. Wild Rover
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    Couldn’t get an International injury playing for anyone else tbf

                  2. Syd.
                    • 10 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    Him and Andrew Robertson have a dental appointment with Roberto Firmino's dentist.

                  3. Boberella
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    Doesn't sound like he played does it? Ruled out of playing for Egypt due to existing injury more so i think

                16. fclackless [Brazil Nuts]
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 18 days ago

                  It's about time 'pro pundtits' got pensioned off me thinks ..

                  1. TheDragon
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    It could be a fantastic series - BUT to do that it can’t be ‘twitter celebrities’. It has to be a very very small group of seasoned managers with incredible records. For example, Mark and the AVFC guy who posts sometimes

                    1. Wild Rover
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      4 months, 18 days ago

                      Spot on

                17. Warby84
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 18 days ago

                  My current front 8

                  Martial Maddison Mount Tielemans Salah
                  Vardy Jiminez Abraham

                  Slightly worried I’ve put myself into a weekly benching headache...

                  1. Brosstan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    Yea you gotta downgrade one for sure

                  2. Nomar
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    Take Tielemans out.

                    1. Warby84
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 18 days ago

                      I’m tempted to hold on to the 3 Leicester and lose Mount....

                  3. gaurava1216
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    downgrade Thielemans and upgrade defence...

                18. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 18 days ago

                  Why on earth is Robbo flagged...

                  1. TheDragon
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    Pulled out of the Scotland squad -
                    He’ll be fine

                  2. Wild Rover
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    Pulled out of Scotland squad. Standard international injury to stop me making any money

                  3. dunas_dog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    Ankle knock - seems to be catching

                  4. Brosstan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    Cheers lads

                  5. Syd.
                    • 10 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    He is a proud Scotsman so must be on deaths door if he can't play for his country or he could just be away getting a bum lift

                19. Stef rocks
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 18 days ago

                  Out of the topic, but what happened with Bilva possible ban by FA?

                  1. Brosstan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    Nothing. My guess is the panel believes it was a fairly innocuous incident but in this day and age of twitter outrage they would rather just let it blow over than make an official statement saying that.

                  2. Wild Rover
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    Not happening

                  3. Syd.
                    • 10 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    He had to eat the cake as punishment

                    1. Andy Ftw
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      4 months, 18 days ago

                      Yaya fuming

                20. JurgenRodgers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 18 days ago

                  Pukki replacement

                  (A) Jota
                  (B) Deulofeu
                  (C) Ings
                  (D) Jiminez -4 (Mendy - Soy)

                  1. Nomar
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    D

                  2. Warby84
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    D

                21. Hybrid.power
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 18 days ago

                  What a god awful article. No advice, no tips, it may as well be a random comment in some random article. See Mark's old preambles to get the human opinion pieces right.

                  1. Gnu Scott talent
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    Bit harsh, never written more than 280 words before. 😉

                  2. Wild Rover
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    Shocking and not even FFS poster

                  3. TheDragon
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    I’m writing an article next week on ‘why I’m making the bold move of selling Pukki to get Vardy’

                    1. Nomar
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      4 months, 18 days ago

                      That will never catch on!

                    2. Syd.
                      • 10 Years
                      4 months, 18 days ago

                      😆

                    3. Geoff
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 7 Years
                      4 months, 17 days ago

                      I finally sold, on Monday night! But not for Vardy

                  4. Geoff
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 17 days ago

                    Yeah, I think you're right - the chat about the writer's team needs to be used a base for talking about broader issues. That's possibly on us, not Ash, for not making it clear.

                    And I think I'll dig out some preambles and circulate them to the team that's a great idea

                22. Kaiser123
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  4 months, 18 days ago

                  3 lines of thought for me. 442 at the mo. I have 0.5 ITB and only concerns are Greenwood / Pope or leave money in case I have to upgrade Mane to either Salah or Sterling in the future. I’m thinking the latter, but the thought of a 5.0 GK or upgrade 2nd keeper to 4.5 and leave Pope.

                  1. TheDragon
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    What’s wrong with Pope?

                    Upgrade Greenwood to Connolly or save FT

                    1. Nomar
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      4 months, 18 days ago

                      Never mind that! Why is he selling Mané in the future?

                  2. sovietrockettes
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    How does one “upgrade” Mane to Sterling?

                23. Ógie
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 18 days ago

                  Fair play to anyone that writes an article or make a contribution for us to read for free.

                  It must be hard for some of those people who are fpl managers and not the next James Joyce to put something together and then to face into the comments in this bear pit.

                  Some of the criticism here is counter productive and will only discourage others from going to the trouble of writing community articles and making contributions not to mind hurting their feelings.

                  1. Gnu Scott talent
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    Sorry Ogie, you know the issue fine well.

                    Perhaps if the writer had a clue or a feel for this place it might be slightly different.

                  2. TheDragon
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    I get what your saying totally and normally with things like this I’d agree, but ... just read the article. It’s also badged as ‘Pro Pundit’ so naturally there is a certain higher level of content expected.

                    Any comments are in no way intended to be negative about the author, they are more comments on the series as a whole and the content of the articles in the series.

                    Nothing in this life is free either. If it’s not monetary compensation then it’s ‘reach’ and followers.

                    1. Ógie
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      4 months, 18 days ago

                      The name for this series ‘Pro Pundit’ seems to be a bit ill advised alright and is only making these people targets.

                  3. Brosstan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    Sorry this article is just far too low quality both in content and writing ability that its indefensible.

                    1. Brosstan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 18 days ago

                      Also this guy has never even made a comment on FFS. Hes not reading the replies. He just submitted his dross and went back to twitter

                  4. Jarvish Scott Talent
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    The articles by members of the community done for free are the good ones, but they get shoved away under the "Community" tab, not advertised, and get hardly any views or comments. That's what discourages them.

                    1. Ógie
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      4 months, 18 days ago

                      That is a good point Jarvish.

                    2. Geoff
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 7 Years
                      4 months, 17 days ago

                      Yeah, fully agree.

                      I know I keep saying it but I've got a nice way for us to do a bit of a site redesign that helps the important stuff get views, but we're not where I want to be for that yet.

                      For now I don't have too many easy solutions. Certainly the conversation on CAs is nice and directed, and very good most of the time - it's just it would be great to have more of it.

                  5. Prisoner B5160-8
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    I've read scores of decent insights here in recent months that end up buried beneath the drivel, whilst some of that drivel ends up hotlinked. Bitching comes with the territory here - sticks and stones. Just write something with conviction and let the commentary take care of itself.

                  6. Geoff
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 17 days ago

                    Yeah, I think a bit of leeway needs to be given, particularly at first!

                    I do appreciate constructive feedback - ProPundits will be worked on and tweaked, like anything else. As long as the tone is people trying to be genuinely helpful it's welcomed. Trying to help the writers and us produce better content is great, but the posts that are just bemoaning the downfall of FFS are a bit tedious 😀

                24. Don Kloppeone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 18 days ago

                  I’m going to be in a lonely club of people that have no MCI this GW aren’t I?!

                  Fully expect to be torn a new one by Sterling and/ or KDB!

                  1. POLSKA GOLA
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    I’m in the same boat. Expecting a huge rank drop

                    1. Don Kloppeone
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      4 months, 18 days ago

                      I’ve only just started climbing back up the ranks as well! 1.2M to 296k in 2 weeks...

                      Hoping that somehow Salah and Mané come through big but I doubt it

                      1. POLSKA GOLA
                        • 6 Years
                        4 months, 17 days ago

                        I jumped just outside top 10k last week but was banking on Sterling and KDB both getting rest after playing international matches.
                        Sterling will haul. Jury still out on KDB depending on fitness after internationals

                  2. Cruyff's Eleven
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 17 days ago

                    It only matters if the replacement fails and if KDB or Raz don't....

                    Big IF's....

                    I'm going ManCity - less...