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What FPL managers should be considering ahead of a busy winter period

In our latest Pro Pundits article, Lateriser12 – who has overall ranks of 77th and 189th to his name  looks ahead to a busy December for Fantasy managers.


We’re 12 weeks into this Fantasy Premier League (FPL) season: that’s roughly a third of it done already.

But there isn’t time to breathe. Winter is coming. It’s time to strap yourself in and get ready for a brutal six weeks. Nine Gameweeks packed into 40 days. That is an average of a Gameweek every 4.44 days. We’re about to enter one of the most crucial periods of the Fantasy Football season and this article is all about the frenetic six weeks or so ahead.

A lot of FPL managers are currently struggling. But, I get the feeling that in the last three or four weeks, people are finding some rhythm and respectability, and crawling (or shooting) their way up the ranks. While some might see this start of the season as frustrating, I think it’s extremely normal.

I’ve traditionally been a slow starter (except in this season, where I am currently sitting at 45k after a delicious 83 in Gameweek 12). In fact, that is how the name ‘Lateriser’ actually came up. Because, much like Fergie’s teams, I have always have a very strong second half of the season.

For some of you that have given up hope, I have a nice little story. In my best season to date, I was ranked 1.8 million exactly halfway through the season. I finished the season at an overall rank of 77.

Enough trumpet-blowing for now. Let’s get down to business.

I thought it would be a good idea to scan the Fantasy eco-system just before we enter this crucial period. A lot of ground can be gained in this period by just reading in between the lines.

I’ve primarily broken down this article into four categories:

  • Christmas Darlings – A brief look at the Christmas period in the last two seasons.
  • Fixture Frisk – The good and the bad over this clutch nine-Gameweek period.
  • Cup Saturation – Which teams have cup competition games that matter and which teams don’t.
  • The Elephant in the Room – Gameweek 18 (there’s more to it than the Liverpool blank).

Christmas Darlings

First off, a big thank you to Ziro for providing me with some crucial data over the past few seasons.

I was wondering if there were any FPL assets that were fans of the festive season so I decided to dig deeper, and a couple of surprising names sprung up.

Before we look into this data, it is worth noting that that 2017/18 season had ten Gameweeks (900 minutes) in this winter period while 2018/19 had nine Gameweeks (810 minutes).

The tables I have included below are for all players with a minimum of two goals in the winter period, sorted by how many times they have found the back of the net. There is some interesting data otherwise as well for you to analyse, if you feel like.

Looking at the data for the previous two seasons, we can see that a certain Harry Edward Kane (£10.8m) absolutely loves the winter period and top-scored in both seasons over the timeframe studied.

A very noteworthy stat is that in 2017/18, Kane scored 35% of his goals in this winter period and in 2018/19, he scored a staggering 47% of his goals over this timeframe, where he was also matched by Son Heung-min (£9.6m).

The South Korea international indeed scored more than 50% of his FPL points in this period last year.

Kane has become a story of the past these days but it’s worth noting that Tottenham Hotspur sits fifth on the Season Ticker over the period studied (we’ll dig deeper later).

Other names that show up in both tables are Mohamed Salah (£12.3m), Roberto Firmino (£9.4m) and Son, all of whom were in the top seven for both of the previous seasons.

It is worth noting that the Liverpool player stats were just before the Liverpool formation change happened which led to Sadio Mane (£12.1m) finding another gear and destroying Salah since January. With the Egyptian having a dodgy ankle, I wonder if good old Firmino is worth some festive fun?

There are some other noteworthy observations.

Raheem Sterling (£12.0m) had a strong 2017/18 with seven goals and two assists but a (relatively) quiet 2018/19 with three goals and two assists.

Current favourite Jamie Vardy (£9.6m) scored three and four goals respectively in both seasons. That said, Leicester are different gravy nowadays.

A special mention to Luka Milivojevic (£6.7m) who features in both tables with three and four goals respectively. Is it Wilfried Zaha (£6.7m) penalty-winning season this Christmas? I mention this because Palace sit right on top of the Season Ticker during this period.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) had a very strong 2018/19 with seven goals and two assists in the winter period.

Marcus Rashford (£8.6m) and Paul Pogba (£8.4m) both had a noteworthy winter period last year as the new manager bounce was in full flow: Rashford had nine attacking returns while Pogba had seven. I wonder if Pogba replaces Andreas Pereira (£5.0m) in the number 10 role once he’s back from injury with Fred (£5.3m) and Scott McTominay (£5.1m) finding some Chemistry in the middle of the park? Before you jump, I’m only taking a note. One must have an open mind in FPL.

Fixture Frisk

A quick fixture frisk tells us that there might be some value in looking at Zaha for this busy winter period. The Ivory Coast international has a run of strong fixtures and should be as nailed as they come with little or no rotation expected for him.

I wasn’t going to mention him, but just to please my good friend AppleBonkers, I’ll also say it’s worth looking at Bonus Points King Jordan Ayew (£5.1m) during this period, especially if you are looking at the 3-5-2 or 4-4-2 formation.

Aston Villa also have a juicy run of games after Gameweek 15 and dynamic duo Jack Grealish (£5.9m) and John McGinn (£5.8m) have to be considered.

Leicester have a great run of fixtures themselves so the double-up/triple-up that most managers have is not going anywhere.

There is a slight bump in Gameweek 18 and 19, though, with Leicester playing Manchester City and Liverpool in successive matches.

Traditional winter kings Spurs have a great run of fixtures in this period. They play West Ham, Bournemouth, Burnley, Norwich and Southampton, all of whom are known to concede goals in droves (if we ignore Bournemouth’s recent AC Milan-ish form). I’m very intrigued to see what happens with Pochettino and if he sticks around, I’m eyeing up a punt here.

Newcastle are finding a bit of form themselves and I’m just waiting for my current favourite player in the league, Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.4m), to score his first goal. Lord Maximus and Jetro Willems (£4.6m) is comfortably the most entertaining left-sided attack in the league at the moment. You have no idea what is going to happen next. I mean, did you see this over the weekend? Fast forward to 1.37 and you’ll witness what is the moment of the season for me.

Manchester United have a nice run of fixtures themselves during this season and I am very happy to own my captain of last week, Anthony Martial (£7.7m), for now.

Liverpool have a great run of fixtures in my opinion while Manchester City’s matches do dry up a tad bit. That said, they can score goals against pretty much anyone. I’m personally looking to time the ‘Sterling to Salah’ move correctly when it comes to the two big hitters.

Cup Saturation

Liverpool have an extremely packed schedule in this period, with the Reds playing a game every third day. They are even splitting their squad into two so that they can take on the Carabao Cup and the Club World Cup on the same day during their Gameweek 18 blank.

That said, I don’t expect them to show any respite in the league since this is comfortably their best chance to win the title in a long time and Klopp will absolutely prioritise the Premier League.

Liverpool are sitting on top of their Champions League group, as well, which makes matters slightly more predictable.

Manchester City have a similarly packed schedule themselves and we should see a fair bit of rotation here as usual. That said, Manchester City are comfortably placed on top of their Champions League group.

Should Tottenham Hotspur win their next home game against Olympiacos, they are looking extremely comfortable in the Champions League and I can see them prioritising the league. In addition, Spurs do not have a Carabao Cup tie either.

Chelsea is where it gets extremely tricky. While the Blues are now not involved in the Carabao Cup, they have everything to fight for in their Champions League. Just after their game against Manchester City at the Etihad, they fly to Valencia for a big Champions League game. Will we see Lampard rotate here?

As someone who is looking to switch Mason Mount (£6.8m) to Christian Pulisic (£7.4m), I am treading with caution. I love Chelsea’s double-header versus West Ham and Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge but I am a little concerned about the rotation. If you are on a Chelsea triple-up like me, a deep squad would be very handy.

I’m a little bit worried about Tammy Abraham (£8.0m), as well, since he will most likely be nailed-on to start those Champions League games.

The only comfort I’m finding here (rightly pointed out by my fellow pundit Zophar) is that both Tammy and Mount have played a gruelling long season in the Championship so they are used to it. It’s muddied my potential switch (which I am still inclined on making).

All the three Europa League teams (Arsenal, Wolves and Manchester United) are comfortably placed in their respective groups so there is not much worry there. United has a comfortable home game versus Colchester as their Carabao Cup fixture while the other two teams are already out of this competition.

The Elephant in the Room – Gameweek 18

I just thought that it would be a good idea to bring Gameweek 18 to your notice if you haven’t already had a look. This is what you’re in for:

The Gameweek 18 fixtures – in Indian Standard Time!


As well as Liverpool blanking, Chelsea are away to Spurs and Leicester face a trip to the Etihad.

That’s about eight players in the average FPL starting squad at the very least, in my opinion.

A little planning around this can help you gain a slight advantage over “casuals”, however.

Aston Villa play Southampton at home this Gameweek and have a nice run from Gameweek 18, while Manchester United face Watford away and have a kind fixture schedule as discussed above.

Lord Lundstram plays Brighton away on that weekend, one of several favourable fixtures that Sheffield United enjoy from Gameweeks 14-19.

I’ve seen a few people talk about using the Free Hit chip but personally, I’m not feeling it. Saving a transfer in Gameweek 17 and a hit or two in Gameweek 18 can see you through this.

It is also worth noting that Manchester City has a great run from Gameweek 18.

Too much big hitter-switching you say? I urge you to read my last article here.

For what it’s worth, I followed my own advice last week and sold Sergio Aguero (£12.0m) and Kevin De Bruyne (£10.2m) for Mane and Vardy – gaining 15 points as a result.

That’s it from me for now. Writing this piece has me well-prepped for the coming nine Gameweeks and I’m probably going to re-read this again before deciding my moves (or lack of moves) before the deadline next week.


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

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602 Comments Post a Comment
  1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 2 Years
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    Mount owners... What are your thoughts on him? Is Pulisic gonna be better value in terms of point pr. million?

    1. El Fenomeno R9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      Same problem,not sure what to do.
      If Mount nailed think i will keep him(got him at 6.0)Pulisic doing great but got burned by CHO few weeks ago.

      Pulisic looks nailed right now but who knows if CHO will eat some minutes when he slows down.

      Very hard decision.

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        20 days, 23 hours ago

        Got Mount for the same price.. Got Tomori for 4.5... And I need to sell one of them :/

        1. El Fenomeno R9
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          20 days, 23 hours ago

          Uff hard,maybe give them few more games we will know more about Mount/Pulisic/CHO situation.

          1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 2 Years
            20 days, 22 hours ago

            Few more games will mean postponing getting one of Martial/Robertson in...

            1. Hernandez Lynam
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              20 days, 21 hours ago

              Better to be a week late than make the wrong move. Transfers are previous

              1. Hernandez Lynam
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                20 days, 21 hours ago

                Precious

    2. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      I think he is great and one or two blanks are not the end of the world at his price.

      Pulisic is after turning heads of course but sacrificing Mount may not be the answer.Maybe if they could somehow be both squeezed in may be the answer.

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        20 days, 22 hours ago

        A chelsea triple up offensively seems at be excessive don't you think?

        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 2 Years
          20 days, 22 hours ago

          To be*

        2. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          20 days, 22 hours ago

          Well Tammy seems to be a must and and everyone seems to be asking the Mount or Pulisic question so when it is that hard to chose then get both is often the way to go.It may require going to a 5 man midfield to make it work though.

          Chelsea are the gift that keeps on giving this season with great juicy bargain options in defense too and it is just a case of which 3 Chelsea you go with this season imo.

          1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 2 Years
            20 days, 22 hours ago

            Would you recommend

            A) Tomori to Robertson (would cost me 0.2 to get the former back in the team)
            B) Mount to Martial? (would cost me 0.3 to get the former back)

            Either way im likely to do Son to Pulisic after

            1. Ógie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              20 days, 22 hours ago

              Honestly i can not pick one of those options because i think all those players are great picks.

              I know this might sound a bit crazy but it might have to be KDB that makes way to accommodate these players.

              That is the decision i have made anyway for better or worse.

    3. The Big Fella
      • 3 Years
      20 days, 22 hours ago

      Wondering same thing. Over December, I will keep Mount I think as Pulisic will be rotated and htere is no competition for the number 10 until RLC back

    4. Conik
      • 3 Years
      20 days, 22 hours ago

      Pulisic looked great last match and if I was on a WC it would be a really close decision. However, my selling price for Mount is 6.4 so no way I'm using a transfer and a million to make the change when I still expect Mount to score well. Looking to replace McGinn in 14 (if no injuries to deal with) and Pulisic will be one of the options for that spot.

    5. jaguar shark
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      20 days, 21 hours ago

      Tempted to move to Tielemans

    6. Ynwalfc
      • 3 Years
      20 days, 21 hours ago

      Switched Mount to Pulisic. Mount has looked quiet points wise

    7. FOO FIGHTER
        20 days, 20 hours ago

        I have Mount TSmmy and Pulisic but not keen on the triple up so will be moving Mount on.

      • Double Treble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        20 days, 18 hours ago

        Very good value. I'll keep.

    8. soup natsi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      Would you WC this team?

      Heaton
      Digne, Lund, Soy, Tomori, Rico
      Salah, Sterling, KdB, Martial, McGinn
      Jim, Tammy, Connelly

      1. Phil's Stamps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        20 days, 22 hours ago

        No way; no Liverpool defence or Leicester attack are glaring omissions but you can sort that out with a couple of transfers.

      2. Dave Bauer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        20 days, 22 hours ago

        Not for me.

        Something like Digne, Sterling or KDB, Connolly > TAA/Robbo, Pulisic/Mount, Vardy and it looks good.

    9. AzzaroMax99
      • 3 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      Tielemans rising in price tonight and then I can't get him for Yarmolenko.
      Should I pull the trigger now?

      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        20 days, 23 hours ago

        No

      2. Optimus.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        20 days, 22 hours ago

        Fpl isn't worth taking your life for mate

        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 2 Years
          20 days, 22 hours ago

          LOL. Good call.

        2. AzzaroMax99
          • 3 Years
          20 days, 22 hours ago

          HA HA xD

      3. Conik
        • 3 Years
        20 days, 22 hours ago

        Depends on your bench. I wouldn't say Tielemans is so important that getting him warrants risking hits. Lanzini out should help Yarmo keep starting spot.

      4. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        20 days, 21 hours ago

        Imho, why not?

        The risk of Tielemans getting injured? 5-10% equals 0.2-0.4 pt loss.

        The risk to do a hit if not getting him in time costs more imo.

    10. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      20 days, 22 hours ago

      People who currently own TAA, Tomori, Soy and Lundstram and play a 3 defender formation. We're in for a huge benching headache over the coming weeks.

      I'm considering bringing in Robertson for Tomori which would make it even worse.

      Is it time to shift to a 4-3-3 going more heavy in mid and/or attack?
      With a potential backline of TAA, Robbo, Soy, Tom and Lundstram, rotating the last three?

      1. Phil's Stamps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        20 days, 22 hours ago

        I am going to have Tomori first sub for the foreseeable future (Rico 2nd). It feels a bit of a waste especially in GWs 15 & 17 but means I don't have to worry so much about rotation for my starting 11 over the hectic schedule. It's not like Chelsea are solid at the back and you're only leaving 4.5ish on the bench.

        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 2 Years
          20 days, 22 hours ago

          Not planing for a Liverpool double up with both fullbacks?

          1. Phil's Stamps
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            20 days, 22 hours ago

            No, I'm probably going to risk it and bring in Salah for Sterling for GW 14. If it doesn't work out I still have my WC to switch it around.

            1. Phil's Stamps
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              20 days, 22 hours ago

              The other reason I didn't want to bring in Robbo alongside TAA is precisely the reason you mentioned, I don't want the benching headache and I'm very satisfied with the TAA, Lund Soy, Tomori, Rico combo at the moment.

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

        Don't think you need to think so rigidly. I have Robbo, TAA, Soy, Lund and Rico, which is phenomenal for the money spent. Just make the decision on a week by week basis and be grateful for strong bench options.

        Personally I'd say this week is really close between Mount/Rico/Soy but most weeks it'll still be a front 7 I imagine.

      3. Hernandez Lynam
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        20 days, 21 hours ago

        I'm likely going 442 for a few weeks at least

        TAA Robbo plus 2 of Soy/Lund/Tomori
        KDB Mane Mount Maddison
        Vardy Tammy

        Also have Ayew on bench but 14 or 15 man squads will be needed over Christmas

      4. The Big Fella
        • 3 Years
        20 days, 21 hours ago

        I have Lund, Robbo, TAA and Tomori. Rico on the bench. I play 442

      5. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        20 days, 20 hours ago

        Lundstram is actually a mid who gets 3 extra points for every cs 🙂 3-3-3 + Lundstram is a viable strategy imo. We can discuss the number of midfielders in this case, but nice slightly cheating 3-4-3 imo 😉

    11. ZTJ
      • 5 Years
      20 days, 22 hours ago

      Evening guys.

      Heaton (Button)
      TAA Robbo Soy Rico (Lowton)
      Mane Sterling KDB Barnes (Cantwell)
      C.Wilson Abraham

      0.4m itb, 1 FT, WC available

      Evening guys. Had planned to save this week, & shift things around over the next couple after that in order to get Vardy, and then Salah (before wc).

      Now with Salah & Heaton news I’m completely stuck. Feels like a waste wcing now when I’ve held out this far gw19 is so close, + I wouldn’t be confident enough in the team I switched to!

      Any suggestions, please?! 🙂

    12. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
      • 4 Years
      20 days, 22 hours ago

      Only just caught up with international highlights. Harry Kane needs a celebration of some kind, that half baked skip and punch won't cut it.

      1. MeatPieSausageRoll
          20 days, 22 hours ago

          I don’t think I’d even bother with that against Montenegro. Just walk back to position

          1. Brooksy86
            • 3 Years
            20 days, 20 hours ago

            This... And I celebrate wildly after scoring on a Monday night against seven 40 year olds...

        • Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          20 days, 21 hours ago

          Yeah he could do some work with it alright.

          Pogba style dabs,Robbie Keane somersaults.Ronaldo tops off and flex,Bale love hearts and that thing that Grezman does just would not work for Harry.

          Any ideas on what he should do?

          1. Blueberg
            • 4 Years
            20 days, 21 hours ago

            I'd like some sort of DX style crotch chop.

            1. Ógie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              20 days, 21 hours ago

              Pukki done that with his team mates for one of the goals he scored for Finland so that is taken unfortunately.It is a class celebration btw.

            2. The Big Fella
              • 3 Years
              20 days, 21 hours ago

              This gets my vote

      2. Nightf0x
        • 4 Years
        20 days, 22 hours ago

        Which ?

        A) gw13, Lowton wilson -4 to robo ings (or) baldock jimy
        gw14, mount to puli
        Gw15, son to madison

        B) gw13, mount Wilson -4 to richar jimy/ings
        Gw14, richar to puli
        Gw15, son lowton -4 to madison robo

        C) gw13, mount wilson -4 to madison jimy/ings
        gw14 roll ft
        gw15 lowton son to robo puli

      3. Maddamotha
        • 3 Years
        20 days, 21 hours ago

        Would you :

        A) Sterling > Mane (next gw) (4-4-2)
        B) Sterling, Dendo > Martial, Maddison (3-5-2)

        I own KDB, Salah and TAA.

      4. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        20 days, 21 hours ago

        Really annoying that Martial price rise tonight ....wanted to wait and see how the IB went

        1. Freshy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          20 days, 21 hours ago

          I thought he didnt make the team

          1. Corgzzzz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            20 days, 21 hours ago

            He didnt....was waiting on injuries to other mids

      5. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        20 days, 21 hours ago

        BREAKING: Liverpool have paid Brendan Rodgers £3.75m to buy the house on Merseyside that he has been renting to Jurgen Klopp.

        Liverpool are believed to be allowing Klopp to live rent free in the house, although he will pay tax on its rental value.

        Not the only place he's living rent free . . .

        1. MeatPieSausageRoll
            20 days, 21 hours ago

            Is anyone actually interested in who’s bought who’s house and whether they’ve paid tax on the rental value? It’s football not Loose Women or Question Time.

            1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                20 days, 21 hours ago

                If you could just be a bit more selective about what Daily Mail headlines you copy and paste here, that would be great!

                1. Differential (c)
                  • 4 Years
                  20 days, 21 hours ago

                  Fair haha,headline made me chuckle
                  Although the more surprising thing is a manger of Klopp's stature is even renting a place all this time. You'd think he'd buy his own place by now.

              • Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                • 2 Years
                20 days, 21 hours ago

                You can buy a couple of sausage roll factories for that money and kill all us Plebs off with heart disease before we get a chance to draw our pensions

                1. Queen Bea
                  • 6 Years
                  20 days, 19 hours ago

                  You'll be turned into soylent green before you ever see a pension, my friend.

                  1. Werkself - A Whole Lawro B*…
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    20 days, 19 hours ago

                    SOYLENT GREEN IS PEOPLE! IT'S PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!

          • tbhogal
            • 10 Years
            20 days, 21 hours ago

            Which option is best guys?? Have 2FT's 0.7 itb..

            Pope (Button)
            Tomori, Soyuncu, TAA, Lundstrom (Rico)
            Salah, KDB, Sterling, Mount (Cantwell)
            Tammy, Vardy (Greenwood)

            A) Sterling & Mount for Mane and Tielemans
            B) Sterling & Mount for Maddsion and Jimenez

            1. jimmy.floyd
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              20 days, 21 hours ago

              B

            2. DOG GOD IT - KEANE 15
              • 5 Years
              20 days, 20 hours ago

              Magic! Can you reach me how you can change 2 Mids for 1 Mid and 1 Forward? 🙂

          • jaguar shark
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            20 days, 21 hours ago

            2 FTs. Grab Tielemans now?

          • The Big Fella
            • 3 Years
            20 days, 21 hours ago

            Sure everybody is asking the same but......
            1) Maddison and Mount
            2) Pulisic and Tielmans

            I am actually leaning towards 1. I think Mount will be less likely to be rotated than Pulisic but I think Maddison and Tielmans will score about the same. This begs the question why not Mount and Tielmans then and pocket the difference. The truthful answer is, I don't know what I would do with the extra cash.

            1. Old Gregg
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              20 days, 21 hours ago

              Lol.

              See below

              1. The Big Fella
                • 3 Years
                20 days, 21 hours ago

                Hahahah small minds seldom differ mate 😉

            2. Old Gregg
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              20 days, 21 hours ago

              Pulisic + Maddison Would be my first choice. But this would compromise my Defence.

              I to am leaning towards 1

              1. The Big Fella
                • 3 Years
                20 days, 21 hours ago

                I already have Mount so for me it would be Cantwell to Maddison whereas if I got Pulisic it would be 2 transfers so the extra points would definitely have to be worth it

          • Old Gregg
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            20 days, 21 hours ago

            Evening all,

            On WC.

            Pulisic + Tielemans

            Or

            Maddison + Mount

            1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
              • 2 Years
              20 days, 21 hours ago

              PT no contest.

              1. The Big Fella
                • 3 Years
                20 days, 21 hours ago

                Why?

            2. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              20 days, 20 hours ago

              M&M

            3. Vasqujg
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              20 days, 20 hours ago

              PT looks better to me

              Cause Mount is just not converting like Pulisic and Tielemans is ok cover Leicester’s form

          • Differential (c)
            • 4 Years
            20 days, 21 hours ago

            Pereira or Chilwell?
            Was kinda set on Ricardo, but not so sure now.

            1. The Big Fella
              • 3 Years
              20 days, 21 hours ago

              Already have Soy?

              1. Differential (c)
                • 4 Years
                20 days, 21 hours ago

                No Soyuncu. Just Madders and Jamie from Leicester.

                1. The Big Fella
                  • 3 Years
                  20 days, 21 hours ago

                  Why not go for the cheapest option and keep the cash?

                  1. Differential (c)
                    • 4 Years
                    20 days, 20 hours ago

                    Soyboy did score, but I'd rather get a fullback who could at least tease attacking returns constantly.
                    Leicester were aiming every deadball at Evans prior to the Soyuncu goal. The one time Soyuncu was picked, he was unmarked point blank.

                    1. The Big Fella
                      • 3 Years
                      20 days, 20 hours ago

                      Chilwell then. Cheaper option and on some set pieces. I am not sure how many attacking returns either will get though. They're not, for example, TAA and Robbo or Mendy from last season when he was fit

                      1. Differential (c)
                        • 4 Years
                        20 days, 18 hours ago

                        Thank you!

          • sully29
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            20 days, 21 hours ago

            Who would be nailed on in your team if you were wildcarding this week?

            1. ZICO SENNA
              • 8 Years
              20 days, 21 hours ago

              If just one player? Mane.

              1. sully29
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                20 days, 20 hours ago

                As many as you like. Just wanna know who there would be zero chance of you leaving out of your team if you could pick anyone.

                1. ZICO SENNA
                  • 8 Years
                  20 days, 20 hours ago

                  Ahhh ok, Well, Mane, Lundstram, Vardy, Abraham, TAA or Robbo.

                  Everything else within reason is up in the air imo.

            2. Reeker
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              20 days, 19 hours ago

              Wilcarded last week. Mane, Vardy, TAA, and Lundstram were never not in any of my potential teams. Abraham was pretty nailed too to be fair.

          • ZICO SENNA
            • 8 Years
            20 days, 21 hours ago

            Anything to change here gents?

            Pope
            Soyuncu - TAA - Lundstram
            Mount - Salah - KDB - Mane - Tieleman
            Vardy - Abtraham
            _______________________________
            Button: Button: Rico: Connolly: Gibson

            1FT, 0.9 ITB

            Was thinking just Gibson > Tomori?

            Gibson going down, Tomori gonna go up, gives better depth after the City game.

            Or just leave? Cheers 🙂

            1. ZICO SENNA
              • 8 Years
              20 days, 20 hours ago

              Tielemans* Abraham, jeez 😉

            2. KINGS
                20 days, 20 hours ago

                Bench Mount

                1. ZICO SENNA
                  • 8 Years
                  20 days, 20 hours ago

                  I'd fancy Mount against porous City dence over Rico against Wolves, but a decision to make nontheless.

              • Ynwalfc
                • 3 Years
                20 days, 20 hours ago

                I did mount to Pulisic

                1. ZICO SENNA
                  • 8 Years
                  20 days, 20 hours ago

                  0.1 off doing that, could do it with 2FT's if i save next GW.

                2. Shark
                    20 days, 20 hours ago

                    Me too

                    1. Shark
                        20 days, 20 hours ago

                        Pulisic an absolute no-brainer. The most attacking player in a team with just one fewer goal than liverpool. He will be £10 / £11m next season.

                        1. Ynwalfc
                          • 3 Years
                          20 days, 20 hours ago

                          With Mount not racking up the points and Pulisic looking in the form of his life it was too hard to not do

                  • ZICO SENNA
                    • 8 Years
                    20 days, 20 hours ago

                    Think i may just do Gibson > Tomori then for now, prepare and make the bench a tad stronger.

                  • The Big Fella
                    • 3 Years
                    20 days, 20 hours ago

                    Jesus your team value is insane. I am 2m off having that team and you still have 0.9m itb

                    1. ZICO SENNA
                      • 8 Years
                      20 days, 20 hours ago

                      Haha yeah it seems to be a pattern i fall into (wholeheartedly not intentionally) building team value early which helps with being able to have players my rivals can't have later down the line. Had an awful start to the tseason so hopefully can start reigning it in a little more now.

                      1. The Big Fella
                        • 3 Years
                        20 days, 20 hours ago

                        My start was very good but my TV is about average I would say. My OR dropped 2 weeks ago and I fell from about 100k to 500k but last week was good with 74 and I made my way back up to 350k.

                        I think Gibson to Tomori is a good move but it may give you a benching headache. That said, you wll have a good bench player for GW 18 when you miss both Salah and Mane

                        1. ZICO SENNA
                          • 8 Years
                          20 days, 20 hours ago

                          Ahh nothing wrong with average TV at this stage, So many good friendly plriced players doing well. It's still so tight with rankings isn't it, i scores 68 last GW which saw me rise up 600k places, so sat at 1.5m now, hopefully can keep that going.

                          Yeah i'm not gonna like the benching headache it's gonna give me, but benches are proving so important this season and like ya say will provide a good sub for GW 18, gonna go ahead and do this now i reckon as it has been a planned transfer.

                          1. The Big Fella
                            • 3 Years
                            20 days, 16 hours ago

                            May as well. You won't play him this week though anyway if you have any sense. City will definitely score! Good luck!

                3. Ynwalfc
                  • 3 Years
                  20 days, 20 hours ago

                  Pope
                  Pereira,Lund,Ake
                  Mane,KDB,Pulisic,Maddison
                  Jiménez,Vardy(C),Abraham

                  Subs Button,MCGinn,Tomori,Kelly

                  Was thinking maybe Ake to Robbo,TAA but Ake is in good form.GTG?

                  1. The Big Fella
                    • 3 Years
                    20 days, 20 hours ago

                    Cheers. I own both but reckon at least 1 will be ready for next weekend

                4. The Big Fella
                  • 3 Years
                  20 days, 20 hours ago

                  For Leicester, who takes free kicks? On here it says Maddison, Tielemens and Chilwell so what is the pecking order?

                  1. baps sniffer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    20 days, 20 hours ago

                    Depends on the position imo. Not saying this is correct answer. Mafdison usually, I'd guess.

                  2. Ynwalfc
                    • 3 Years
                    20 days, 20 hours ago

                    I think it’s Maddison and Chilwell. That’s who I always see taking them on the highlights depending on were the ball is placed

                  3. The Big Fella
                    • 3 Years
                    20 days, 20 hours ago

                    Thanks both

                5. Vasqujg
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  20 days, 20 hours ago

                  “What FPL managers should be considering ahead of a busy winter period“

                  What a magnificent and informative article - great job

                6. dunas_dog
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  20 days, 20 hours ago

                  Worth going Cantwell to Tielemans and playing over Mount?

                  Pope
                  TAA Söyüncü Lundstram
                  Mané KDB Martial Mount
                  Abraham Vardy Jimenéz

                  McGovern Rico Cantwell Diop

                7. Differential (c)
                  • 4 Years
                  20 days, 20 hours ago

                  Will never understand how United spent all that time scouting Diogo Dalot at Porto, and never once looked at his teammate Ricardo.

                  Bright young prospect vs an almost finshed article entering his prime years.

                  19m vs 25m. 6m difference is peanuts.

                  1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                      20 days, 20 hours ago

                      I forgot we even owned Dalot

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

                        Edward has Dalot to say for himself

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

                      Not much of United's scouting is good.
                      Daniel James is an exception!

                      1. The Big Fella
                        • 3 Years
                        20 days, 20 hours ago

                        He's not bad but he is hardly the next Ronaldo

                        1. Differential (c)
                          • 4 Years
                          20 days, 17 hours ago

                          Love how they did all that scouting on DeGea at Atleti, but they didnt think "this David guy is good, but what avout this Kun guy . . ."

                          1. The Big Fella
                            • 3 Years
                            20 days, 16 hours ago

                            Average striker mate 😉

                  2. Scout15
                    • 2 Years
                    20 days, 20 hours ago

                    Haller -> Jimenez before price rise is an easy call, right?

                    1. ZICO SENNA
                      • 8 Years
                      20 days, 19 hours ago

                      Jiminez isn't rising much, won't go up tonight anyway but yeah it's a good move if you're sure you don't wanna wait on any news first, sure he'll be alright though.

                  3. Nuno
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    20 days, 20 hours ago

                    Thoughts on this WC?

                    Gazzaniga
                    TAA Soyuncu Lundstram
                    Salah Mane Martial Maddison Pulisic
                    Abraham Vardy

                    Button - Taylor, Rico, Greenwood

                    1. ZICO SENNA
                      • 8 Years
                      20 days, 20 hours ago

                      That's likely the midfield i'll end up with idf i go city'less and lose KDB after Chelsea game. Very similar to my team albeith with a stronger bench, looks good.

                    2. The Big Fella
                      • 3 Years
                      20 days, 20 hours ago

                      I'd still be weary of going without City attacker

                  4. FortunesAlwaysHiding
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    20 days, 20 hours ago

                    Guys, I've been offered Zaha for Wesley in a draft game. Price and position are irrelevant. I feel I should snap his hand off, right? Surely Zaha is going to get me a load more points.

                    1. The Big Fella
                      • 3 Years
                      20 days, 19 hours ago

                      1/3 of the season in and just 2 assists..... not sure about that. However, they have a good run coming up so.......

                    2. Queen Bea
                      • 6 Years
                      20 days, 19 hours ago

                      Snap one off now!

                      1. FortunesAlwaysHiding
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        20 days, 19 hours ago

                        Do it!?

                  5. The Big Fella
                    • 3 Years
                    20 days, 19 hours ago

                    So Bilva misses just 1 game? Not worth taking a Mahrez shaped punt then......

                    1. Queen Bea
                      • 6 Years
                      20 days, 19 hours ago

                      Been there, done that. Lesson learned the hard way.

                  6. rainy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 4 Years
                    20 days, 19 hours ago

                    Price Changes - 16th November 2019

                    🔺  Janmaat (4.4)

                    1. Gooner97
                      • 6 Years
                      20 days, 18 hours ago

                      Not sure why I get excited about this every day

                      1. rainy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 4 Years
                        20 days, 17 hours ago

                        Up arrow today at least 😉

                    2. Bibelnissen
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      20 days, 16 hours ago

                      One up

                    3. Alchim1sT
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      20 days, 11 hours ago

                      1 Up 🙂

                  7. marquinhos
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    20 days, 19 hours ago

                    Jimenez starts for Mexico tonight

                    1. Nuno
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      20 days, 19 hours ago

                      Goodbye Yellow Flag

                      1. Fitzy.
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        20 days, 18 hours ago

                        Could be a song in that

                  8. 87jace
                    • 1 Year
                    20 days, 19 hours ago

                    Martial or not to Martial.
                    That is the question...

                    5.8 mil ITB

                    Mount > Salah - 0 ITB

                    Mount & Tielemans > Martial & Pulisic + extra dosh

                    ???

                    1. Klein
                      • 4 Years
                      20 days, 19 hours ago

                      Dont like shu games tbh. Also i wouldnt get rid of tielmans. A looks good.

                    2. Reeker
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      20 days, 19 hours ago

                      I like the Martial, and Pulisic pick personally. Do you have Mane?