Pro Pundit Teams

How I’m planning to kickstart my faltering FPL season

In his latest Pro Pundits piece, Az bemoans anticlimactic captaincies, disappointing differentials – and his failure to acquire a certain Sheffield United “defender”.


“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” – Matthew Syed, Black Box Thinking

Another fortnight passes, as does a rotten Gameweek and (finally!) a decent one.

Christmas is widely regarded as the season of joy – the antithesis of my own season of woe – but it does seem fitting time to reflect, once again, on my 2019/20 campaign so far.

Jamie Vardy (£9.6m), one of the main protagonists of my previous article and Fantasy Premier League top goalscorer at the time of writing, has finally come into my team and delivered me 30 points (one as captain) in two weeks.

Mason Mount (£6.8m), a player who I was rueing selling, has only managed one assist in three games (although of course, Callum Hudson-Odoi (£5.8m) has managed just three substitute appearances in as many matches, and a booking!).

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) has finally got me a goal and is still in place for the two best fixtures out there (Southampton and Norwich).

N’Golo Kanté (£5.0m) is back and Chelsea are already looking more solid, so I’m hoping for some more clean sheets from Fikayo Tomori (£4.8m).

Looking at my team, I believe I have reason for optimism going forward.

Of course, it hasn’t all been rosy. If I see one more mention of “Lord” John Lundstram (£4.9m), I may have to deactivate my account. It seems like myself and Andy are the only ones who don’t have the Sheffield United defender-turned-midfielder but I was put off at the start of the season due to his lack of minutes in 2018/19 and Sheffield United’s spending spree on supposedly “better” options.

On my Wildcard, the allure of a “strong” defence featuring Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.2m), Ricardo Pereira (£6.3m) and Nicolas Otamendi (£5.2m) – supplemented by the budget Diego Rico (£4.2m) and Tomori, who I thought was an absolute steal at £4.5m – meant there was no room at the inn for Lundstram.

I wasn’t even worried going into the Burnley game but of course, I had my head in my hands when they announced that Lundstram had scored. When I heard he had scored his second of the match, I just had to laugh. I’m still laughing now. Kind of.

I think the £4.0m defender, or a £4.5m midfielder in form, is a player who you just need to jump on at the earliest opportunity.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.4m) was one of my star players last season (although I often had to look at his points sat on my bench) and £4.5m midfielders like 2016/17-era Etienne Capoue (now £4.8m) are players you shouldn’t even be considering to put in your starting XI, but always end up coming in and do an amazing job for you. If they really go off the boil, most of the time you can sell them at a £0.4m/£0.5m profit but, for the most part, you just keep them in your team until the end of the season. They really are “set and forget”.

I should have prioritised Lundstram on the Wildcard. His ownership, position, and price rises made him too attractive an option to ignore. With a great run of fixtures coming up, a £4.0m defender who couldn’t even get a game in the Championship is now one of my most sought-after targets. It’s an amazing game we play.

I now sit at the lofty heights of a 1.2 million rank, having plunged to the depths of two million just a week ago. Having achieved a pretty tasty (and much coveted) 700k rank rise, I’m reminded of the importance of playing your own game.

The Fantasy Scout/Twitter template feels particularly strong this year. Players like Nick Pope (£4.7m), Lundstram, Mount, Sadio Mané (£12.1m), Kevin De Bruyne (£10.2m), Vardy and Tammy Abraham (£8.0m) seem to be in every team that’s being bandied around. This can leave you thinking that you need some big differentials to climb the ranks.

Well actually, I’ve got most of these players, and my “differentials” in Hudson-Odoi, John McGinn (£5.8m) and Aubameyang have all failed to deliver. And yet, I was still able to get a healthy green arrow. Chasing shadows and binning perfectly good players to try and strike gold often does more harm than good.

It’s also reinforced the importance of getting that captaincy pick right. Obviously, it is unachievable for mere mortals like me, but the fact is that if I had captained my highest-scoring player each week, I would be ranked at just over 1k. That’s over a million places higher than where I am now. That, to me, is crazy.

The captaincy is something I’ve always struggled with – I can remember a handful of great captain picks over the years (Sergio Aguero‘s five goals vs Spurs, and an Alexis Sanchez hat-trick against West Ham) but actually, whenever I’ve rolled the dice (looking at you, Jesse Lingard) I’ve been burned.

This season however, it seems like you get burned when you play the logical game. Looking at my selections, it’s been an over-reliance on Raheem Sterling (£12.0m) that’s really hurt me. He’s been in great form for club and country – but this has not been turning into FPL points.

Well now I’ve seen through my plan which I had come up with weeks ago when I Wildcarded. Raheem is gone for the more reliable Mané. Can I see myself captaining anyone other than Vardy or Mané between now and Christmas? I doubt it.

City, much like my captain picks throughout my FPL career, seem too inconsistent to trust. I wonder if they are really focusing on the Champions League this year and, with Liverpool seemingly out of sight after just 13 Gameweeks, I wonder if there will be more disappointment for those that continue to back their assets with the armband.

In terms of my plans going forward, I’m putting more eggs in the Leicester basket. The Foxes don’t have the worry of Champions League rotation – and their performances and results have been nothing short of exceptional.

I’ve got to move out some of my deadwood. Hudson-Odoi has gone, and one of my favourite players in the league – a certain James Maddison (£7.5m) – is in. To fund this, I’ve had to downgrade Pereira, who has done okay for me, but is not living up to his £6.3m price tag. He leaves for the much more affordable Çağlar Söyüncü (£4.9m), who is looking like a steal at under £5.0m.

McGinn is next on the chopping block, and it’s likely that Aubameyang will be the man to fund an upgrade – after he has played against Southampton and Norwich. I’m hoping that he will deliver some solid returns in these games.

I wouldn’t be advising anyone to buy him but, if you have him, you’ve got to hold now. He won the Golden Boot last season and, if he has any hope of wrestling it off Vardy or Abraham, he needs to deliver in the next two matches. If he can bang in some goals, my rank should be more respectable by the time I write my next article… unless “Lord Lundstram” strikes again, that is.


Az has been a contributor to the site and Scoutcast guest for many years. The Brighton and Hove Albion supporter has three top 10k finishes to his name in a long Fantasy career, the best of which was a rank of 817 in the 2017/18 season.

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600 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Old Gregg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 20 hours ago

    Which to choose on WC please.

    a) Taa-Robbo-lund-Soy-Rico + Mount

    b) Taa-Pereira-Lund-Clark-Janmatt + Pulisic

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 7 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      A, just

      1. ElliotJHP
        • 7 Years
        27 days, 20 hours ago

        I think Soy is good cover for Leicester and seems to attract BPS, missing out on Pulisic is tough but I think Robbo makes up for it

    2. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      B.

    3. markloe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      A, Mount still a good option

    4. Old Gregg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      Thanks all

    5. RECKLESS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      A hands down.

    6. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 19 hours ago

      A by a lot.

    7. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 18 hours ago

      A

      1. Old Gregg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 18 hours ago

        thanks.

  2. RECKLESS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    27 days, 20 hours ago

    Whatever happend to Moist Kean? Pre Gw1 there was so much hype to bring him in. Guess his unambitious 7 goal target got into his attitude amd play as well. Dont know why Silva wasted wage money if he doesnt want him to.play

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      He's 19 in his first Premier League season.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      Yeah, things have really dried up for him.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 19 hours ago

        This comment cannot go unnoticed - well done sir 😆

        1. Better off with a pin and a…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          27 days, 19 hours ago

          Seconded!

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          27 days, 19 hours ago

          Oh thank God.
          Now I can leave the house. 🙂

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            27 days, 19 hours ago

            My favourite part is that the OP almost certainly had no idea why

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              27 days, 19 hours ago

              They're the best ones.

      2. roscola
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 7 Years
        27 days, 18 hours ago

        This, sir, has made my day

    3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      Long term investment

    4. Ragnar Lothbrok
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 19 hours ago

      Everton happened to him

    5. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 19 hours ago

      He was dropped from the squad vs Southampton after being late for a team meeting for the second time. Pretty sure he's had issues with this before with Mancini / Italy.

  3. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    27 days, 20 hours ago

    A) Robertson + KDB

    B) Soy/Tomori rotation + Mané

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      Have TAA and Salah

    2. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      A

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      B.

    4. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 19 hours ago

      Thx both

  4. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    27 days, 20 hours ago

    Palace defence after this week. This calendar year they have 8 of 20 clean sheets against non top 6 opposition.

    Burnley
    Bournemouth
    Watford
    Brighton
    Newcastle
    West Ham
    Southampton
    Norwich

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      Really tasty!

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      Nice tip.

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 19 hours ago

      Nice one thanks mate - def ones for the watchlist

    4. joelsprylar
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 19 hours ago

      PVA time...

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        27 days, 19 hours ago

        The one I'm most looking at is Guaita actually especially if he falls to 4.9

        1. Lokomotiv
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          27 days, 19 hours ago

          This

    5. ElliotJHP
      • 7 Years
      27 days, 19 hours ago

      Fit again Joel Ward is ready to slot in

    6. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 19 hours ago

      PVA for GW14-21 might work.

    7. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 19 hours ago

      Good shout, who would you say is the best defender for this run?

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        27 days, 18 hours ago

        Tricky to fit one in of course with Soy and Lund about unless you go 4 at the back - though from 18 those two have City and Liverpool for a nasty run of 4 fixtures.

        PvA must be the one with the highest ceiling but in terms of budget it may be that Ward is the natural Rico replacement if you're not doubling SU and are looking for a decent bench option. He's absolutely nailed and offers a bit going forward - not a lot really but this is Palace where returns come from unexpected places.

        1. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          27 days, 17 hours ago

          Thats interesting, thanks for the reply, one to keep an eye on.

  5. Holmes (specialist in failu…
    • 6 Years
    27 days, 20 hours ago

    Planning to do below moves in upcoming weeks:

    King to Ayew/Mousset
    Kevin to Pulisic
    Djenepo to Martial
    Pieters to Van Aan
    Diop to E. Stevens

    will probably require hits but it'll probably be worth it! 😮

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 19 hours ago

      Mousssee

  6. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    27 days, 20 hours ago

    Yeeesss!!
    Just realised theres an episode of Black Mirror I somehow haven't seen.

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 19 hours ago

      All depends on which one though

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        27 days, 19 hours ago

        Star Fleet episode.

        1. Soto Ayam
            27 days, 18 hours ago

            You are in for a treat

          • No Professionals
            • 2 Years
            27 days, 18 hours ago

            One of the worst imo. I like black mirror, but he clearly ran out of ideas, yeah just do another copying conscience one.

            1. Tomerick
              • 5 Years
              27 days, 18 hours ago

              The guy just said he hasn’t seen it. Why would you then spoil it?

              1. No Professionals
                • 2 Years
                27 days, 18 hours ago

                They're pretty much all about copying conscience

                1. Tomerick
                  • 5 Years
                  27 days, 17 hours ago

                  Fairly distinct takes on the technology though no? I accept there are a couple of episodes that use the same thing ie the Christmas special and the anthology episode but this was more to serve the shared universe lore.

                  I agree that they’ve run out of ideas now though. The latest season was poor, including Bandersnatch.

      2. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        27 days, 19 hours ago

        Check out Maradona movie/doc. Class 🙂

    2. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      Happy 1000th tonight to all ye mainlanders. I see they're gonna parade the remaining 1966 winners tonight. A big occasion.

    3. AppleDunk
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 19 hours ago

      Would u switch Callum Wilson to Auba for free and captain him?

      1. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        27 days, 19 hours ago

        Maybe. Who are your other strikers?

        1. AppleDunk
          • 6 Years
          27 days, 19 hours ago

          Tammy and Jimmy. I know, no Vardy but I'm chasing

          1. GreennRed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            27 days, 19 hours ago

            Could be a while chasing with Aubameyang over him but it's a punty move.

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        27 days, 19 hours ago

        Definitely.

      3. Bubbles1985
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 19 hours ago

        Yes.

        I have Auba set as captain and still own Vardy and Sterling too.

    4. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 19 hours ago

      Sheff U triple up here we come 🙂

      1. Cahill
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        27 days, 19 hours ago

        mousset?

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          27 days, 18 hours ago

          Ya

      2. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        27 days, 19 hours ago

        Do you have a passing interest in Republic games now? Don't watch them for entertainment but would be mad craic if we beat Denmark.

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          27 days, 18 hours ago

          Slightly haha, defo check games and see how the lads are doing

    5. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 19 hours ago

      whats everyone doing with Mount?

      thinking if doing Mount > Tielemans for free?

      Yes or No?

      Cheers

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        27 days, 19 hours ago

        oh that means triple up on LEI too lol

      2. AppleDunk
        • 6 Years
        27 days, 19 hours ago

        What's wrong with Mount?

        1. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          27 days, 19 hours ago

          nothing wrong with him just a thought really but they have City next GW.

          Bench or Play him?

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          27 days, 19 hours ago

          Pulisic has taken over the party.

      3. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 19 hours ago

        Not for me - plenty of points left in him imo

      4. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        27 days, 19 hours ago

        You not tempted to keep, his next 4 home games are great. If I did sell him it would just be for Pulisic.

      5. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        27 days, 19 hours ago

        thanks lads, silly idea lol. I'll keep him as after City CHE have a great run of games 😉

      6. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        27 days, 19 hours ago

        Holding.

        1. AlsoRanLove
            27 days, 19 hours ago

            I've been thinking of selling Mount too. Returns been declining since start of the season and other more explosive options available. Trying to make cash to upgrade to Maddison or Pulisic. Is this sensible?

            1. jtreble
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              27 days, 19 hours ago

              Mount is no. 4 for value amongst all EPL mids. I’m going to sit tight for now.

        2. Ragnar Lothbrok
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          27 days, 19 hours ago

          I'm going to keep him I've decided. I've earnt well off him, I don't want to struggle to get him back if I need him again

        3. DA Minnion
          • 7 Years
          27 days, 19 hours ago

          Got rid for Maddison before his last price rise.

        4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          27 days, 19 hours ago

          If we have another 'Mount blank/Pulisic return' scenario vs city - ill likely be using one of my two FT's to swap them

          not doing before city though

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            27 days, 19 hours ago

            Yeah, not much point using a transfer for City away.

            1. jtreble
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              27 days, 19 hours ago

              +1.

      7. DA Minnion
        • 7 Years
        27 days, 19 hours ago

        Nice article. Sums up the pain of fantasy football perfectly. I had the Lord in my team for his 21 point haul thankfully. When you miss those scores like Alonso used to get also it's heart breaking.

        1. baps sniffer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          27 days, 19 hours ago

          I had him as first sub, but Mendy saved me. Lesson learned. He did also more than pass eye test in the last match, blank with that amount shots and that xG was almost unlucky. I guess he has confidence after scoring on his side now.

      8. Cahill
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        27 days, 19 hours ago

        which is better in the lead up to xmas?

        a) 4.3 defender, Tielemans, Greenwood
        b) Lowton, McGinn, Mousset

        can always move Lowton on in a couple of weeks

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          27 days, 19 hours ago

          McGinn > JWP.

          I like that set.

          1. Cahill
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            27 days, 19 hours ago

            thank you

            I like the differential of Mousset so leaning for B

      9. LM00091
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        27 days, 19 hours ago

        GW13 G2G?

        (3-5-2)
        Ryan / (Button)
        TAA, Lundstram, Söyüncü (Rico, Tomori)
        Mane(c), Salah, KDB, Mount, Tielemans
        Vardy(v), Abraham (Greenwood)

      10. rohan
        • 8 Years
        27 days, 19 hours ago

        1 m in the bank. Really want a triple up on Pool but not sure who to chuck or get in (Robbo vs Salah)

        Pope/ 4.0

        TAA/ Soy/ Tomori/ Lund/ Mendy

        Mane/ Maddison/ Martial/ KDB/ Hayden

        Vardy/ Abraham/ Jiminez

        Mendy is on the chopping block. Regardless of what i do, I will have benching headaches every week. What to do?

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          27 days, 19 hours ago

          You don't have it that bad. Hayden at least is a perennial sitter.

        2. GreennRed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          27 days, 19 hours ago

          Your team is better than linked team or rank. I don't see the sense of double Pool defence for 14m when they're not keeping clean sheets no matter how good their attacking threat. Similar for a Salah and Mane double up whe Mane's form is better and both are region of a quarter price for the whole team. Double Sheffield United at the back are better picks right now but that will surely change. maybe a Wolves defender? The likes of Pulisic, Son, Tielemans, Richarlison and possibly Aubameyang or Rashford offer alternatives, though Rashford doesn't convince me.

      11. Malkmus
        • 8 Years
        27 days, 19 hours ago

        A'noon all. Any thoughts on where to spend 1.2 ITB? 2FT.

        Pope (Button)
        Robbo - Chilwell - Tomori - Lundy - (Rico)
        KDB - Sterling - Mane - Tielemans - (Dendonk)
        Vardy (c) - Tammy - (Wickam)

        A - Tielemans to Maddison
        B - Downgrade Tomori and Upgrade Dendonk - go 352
        C - Pope to ?
        D - Other

        Ta!

      12. Pachi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        27 days, 19 hours ago

        On WC. Who is the best choice long term?
        A) Jimenez
        B) Maddison

      13. Lignja
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 18 hours ago

        Is there a chance that Martial dont rise before international games are over

        1. ResultatFar
          • 1 Year
          27 days, 17 hours ago

          no

      14. Dare Do The Punt
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        27 days, 18 hours ago

        Do you reckon PVA is worth a punt over the festive period with that insane fixture run?

        I can afford him

        1. roscola
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 7 Years
          27 days, 18 hours ago

          Everyone can afford him, it’s whether his goals make him worth the outlay over his cheaper teammates.

          Looking at his last few seasons for Palace, his goals have been fairly evenly split between easy and hard fixtures so I’m inclined to say these upcoming easy fixtures aren’t going to bring more goals for him than usual. So it’s really just clean sheet points which means you can get similar points for cheaper.

          I haven’t factored in bonus points there though (because I can’t be bothered to dig out the data) so maybe there’s some extra value for him there. He is great to watch too 🙂

        2. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          27 days, 18 hours ago

          love PVA and had him up until last GW, Palace just look far too lack luster in attack and they don't look like keeping cleanies either... avoid for me unless significant improvement

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            27 days, 17 hours ago

            See where you're coming from but fixtures are black and white in this case. After this week Palace have two top 6 sides plus Leicester in the next 17 until GW30!!! Recent track record against non top 6 in defence is very very steady as I posted above. The last 8 fixtures couldn't have been tougher really.

      15. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        27 days, 18 hours ago

        Which do you prefer
        A) pulisic
        B) jimenez

        1. Cahill
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          27 days, 18 hours ago

          A

          1. waltzingmatildas
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            27 days, 18 hours ago

            Yeah leaning that way.
            So is
            A) Digne pereira cantwell dendoncker maupay
            To
            B) rico soy pulisic maddison mousset
            Worth a wc?

      16. ritzyd
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 18 hours ago

        How to check the buying price of a player? I bought Mount on my GW 4 wildcard but he double rose so not sure if i paid 6.1/6.2 or 6.3 - GW history doesnt show the purchase price, just which week i bought him?

        1. redsallstars
            27 days, 18 hours ago

            go to transfers, then at the top click list view. this will bring up the buying, current and selling price of your players

          • Men in green tights
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            27 days, 18 hours ago

            Hi to your team click on transfers tab at top and then list view of team and it will show you the purchase price selling price and buying price for all your players
            Cheers

          • ritzyd
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            27 days, 18 hours ago

            Awesome - thanks!

          • HashAttack
            • 2 Years
            27 days, 18 hours ago

            If his sales value has already gone down this week, then you are okay even if he drops again ... if you don't know whether his value has changed already this week and can't remember what you bought him for then I am not sure what you can do

            1. HashAttack
              • 2 Years
              27 days, 18 hours ago

              .. unless you just use the list view on the transfers page!

              1. ritzyd
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                27 days, 18 hours ago

                🙂

        2. royals forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          27 days, 18 hours ago

          Hi

          How is this as a WC team?

          Henderson Gazzaniga

          Robertson Soyuncu Lundstram Cahill Janmaat

          Dendoncker Mane KDB Maddison James

          Firmino Vardy Abraham

          0.2 ITB

          Any ideas would be welcomed

          1. rilo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            27 days, 18 hours ago

            Robertson possible injury, doesn't worry You?

        3. Iceball
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          27 days, 18 hours ago

          Never seems to find the right time to WC, and since I havent already I might just wait a week or 3, right?
          Ryan Button
          TAA Tomori Söy Lundstram Boly
          Sterling KDB Salah Mount Cantwell
          Vardy Abraham Greenwood

          1. waltzingmatildas
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            27 days, 18 hours ago

            Would you keep sterling and Salah on a wc ?

          2. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            27 days, 17 hours ago

            Not a lot to fix there really.

            I'd be strongly tempted to hold as long as poss now. People who held off to the last minute last time out got Pogba and Rashford just as they broke the template midseason. Something similar could easily happen again.

        4. yash777gandhi
            27 days, 18 hours ago

            Think Salah will miss the match after IB

            1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
              • 6 Years
              27 days, 18 hours ago

              As long as he is fit for BHA at home, all good

          • Tsparkes10
            • 1 Year
            27 days, 18 hours ago

            Anyone else going without a GK for this gw? Have Hendo and want him for 14-19 so cba to use a transfer for a GK just for the one gw

            1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              27 days, 18 hours ago

              Maybe if Heaton no show again as I want Henderson the week after!! Heaton didn’t play last week and have no playing keeper but still got 2k green arrow so a repeat of that if Heaton doesn’t play would be nice!! Haha

            2. Ask Yourself
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              27 days, 18 hours ago

              Mate you have 2FTs and nothing to improve you may aswell

            3. HashAttack
              • 2 Years
              27 days, 18 hours ago

              I've currently got Hendo and Patricio but planning to swap Patricio for Foster and play Forster gws 13/14 and 20/21

              Hoping Foster bags another 10 pointer ...

          • TomSaints
            • 2 Years
            27 days, 17 hours ago

            I have Ryan as my only playing keeper. I expect hardly any points from him but is it worth a hit to remove him?

            Prioritising defender improvements after a number of punts / poor decisions have epically failed (Diop and Tierney to anyone)

          • pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            27 days, 17 hours ago

            Anyone else hoping Rico clicks up to 4.4 so they can bank the 0.2 and move on?

            Bournemouth defensive fixtures look horrid right up to Xmas and while he'll shortly be 3rd on my bench and there are a couple fo transfers to come first I really want shot

          • Chemical76
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            27 days, 13 hours ago

            New Chip suggestion.

            Auto Captain - when this chip is played it automatically captains your highest scoring player

            1. Og
              • 3 Years
              27 days, 11 hours ago

              Dip your new chip in guacamole and feed it to a vegan!! Theres enough jammy luck involved in the game as it is!

              1. RobinKerr1987
                • 6 Years
                27 days, 10 hours ago

                I've often thought similar...

                A "Captain Hindsight" chip. Allows you to alter your captain to a player of your choosing before the end of the gameday / gameweek. Or alternatively allows you to swap between or the game to automatically select the higher scoring of your captain or vice-captain.

            2. Legomané
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 2 Years
              27 days, 10 hours ago

              I prefer the “autopilot chip”

              Automatically selects your highest scoring player as captain, and demotes your lowest scoring GK and 3 players to the bench.

          • nedsmula
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            26 days, 17 hours ago

            Firstly, is Salah out this weekend?
            If so, thoughts on the OX now that Salah is out?

            TIA.

          • SJP08
            • 2 Years
            21 days, 22 hours ago

            A) Pulisic (7.4) + Tielemans (6.7)
            B) Mount (6.8) + Maddison (7.5)

            -With CL games coming to Chelsea, Pulisic minutes might be managed.
            -Is the price difference between Maddison and Tielemans worth it???