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FPL Question Time – Consult our panel ahead of Gameweek 13

Following the final international break of 2019, Fantasy Premier League returns this weekend.

Gameweek 13 certainly feels like a long time since the last round of action and we are sure you have plenty of dilemmas and questions.

That’s why we’ve assembled another panel of managers to help you out…

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Rainy: A long-serving Fantasy Football Scout moderator with a best finish of 3,585. Has always been grateful for the existence of Theo Walcott after he saved his Gameweek three years ago.

Maximus Bonimus Pointimus: Veteran Fantasy Football Scout member, poster, and widely acknowledged as a bastion of truth, logic and reason in the wild world of Fantasy football discussion. Currently pursuing an elusive fifth top 10k finish, and with an overall career-best rank of 958th, the highs and lows of 12 FPL campaigns have left him completely desensitised to seeing good players get bad scores in good fixtures – and vice-versa!

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  1. Tmel
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Pope
    Lund TAA Digne
    Sterling KDB Mount Martial
    Vardy Jimenez Abraham
    (4.0 Soy Rico Dendoncker)

    0.1ITB & 1FT. Holding Digne for NOR this week but will likely shift for Tomori after that (possibly then Mount > Pulisic with the funds).

    a) Sterling > Mane
    b) Mount > Tielemans
    c) Save FT

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      C

    2. seewhyaxe
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      save

    3. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      B

  2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Pope
    TAA Lundstram Rico Robbo
    Martial KDB Mane
    Jimi Abra Vardy
    Button - Mount/Soy/Dendo

    I haven't looked at my team for a week or so, so easing myself back in today.
    1. Change bench/starting line up?
    2. 0 FT. Shall I do Mount to Maddison? Or save?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Play Mount over Rico

      1. Brooksy86
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Would you play Mount over Lundy?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          No

          1. Brooksy86
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Bon.

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 7 days ago

      I'd play Mount or Soy over Rico.

      1. JoeSoap
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Agree & save

    3. Conik
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      We have the same team apart from Jimi v McGinn.

      I have similar starting xi doubts but am edging towards Mount ahead of Rico. I'll be honest, part of that is that I'll be watching the City game and I'm happy to use that as a tiebreak when I believe the expected points are super close.

      I'd definitely keep Mount either way. Having the four points more valuable than maddison over mount in next 5 games, imo.

  3. Woy_is_back
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Is Son in the starting line up vs Brazil?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Yes, he's startinh

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Game is in Middle East so travel back shouldn't be as bad

  4. Sadio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Which duo would you rather have playing most weeks over the next 40 days?

    A) Sterling Robertson
    B) Kane Martial
    C) KDB Rashford
    D) Son Rashford

    Option A has Greenwood as fodder and the other 3 options have a playing 4.5 defender.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      A

    2. JoeSoap
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      A Depends on the rest of your players as well.

    3. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Just a shame A is with Greenwood.

      What About Aubameyang, Martial and Clark?

    4. lindeg
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 7 days ago

      a

    5. Conik
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      A by a million miles (I'm a Martial owner but don't expect Man Utd to score that much).

      I think bench strength is being over-hyped. The chances of needing your third sub are slim as even with rotation there will be lots of sub cameos. Then, when that happens, your third sub will almost certainly have an expected points of around three. The difference between that and playing with ten is pretty small. Also, Greenwood can still score points.

      This is all assuming you'd have 12 outfield starters and Greenwood is the exception.

  5. JoeSoap
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Would you save FT?
    Have 1.5 in bank.

    Pope
    Robby, Lund, Soyu,
    Mane, Maddy, KDB, Mount
    Abraham, Vardy, Jimmy
    Gazza, Rico, Tomori, Dendo

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Save GTG

    2. seewhyaxe
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Yes

    3. JoeSoap
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Thanks all

  6. seewhyaxe
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    I know it's premature, but who should I captain out of these? Got no Leicester.

    1. Salah (cry)
    2. Mane (cry)
    3. KDB (CHE)
    4. Martial (shu)
    5. Jimenez (bou)
    6. Abraham (mci)

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 7 days ago

      I'd rule out 4.

    2. JoeSoap
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Probably 1 or 2. Tough 1

    3. seewhyaxe
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      So either Salah or Mane out of these?

    4. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      2

    5. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      KDB. Goals conceded when playing home: CRY = 5, BHA = 6. CHE goals conceded when playing away = 12.

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 7 days ago

        skewed by utd result

    6. AJ24
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      1/2 followed by 5

    7. kamehamehanks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Mané the safe option, De Bruyne the madcap pick

  7. mcgrejam
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Team is...

    Foster
    TAA, Soy, Robertson
    Pulisic, Mane, KDB, Maddison
    Vardy, Jimenez, Abraham

    Subs - Button, McGinn, Lord, Rico

    Do I play Pulisic or McGinn this week please?

    1. JoeSoap
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Would be tempted to play McGinn

    2. D.Glynn
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Really like your team.!
        McGinn looks a good call to me

    3. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Just recycled news on Salah, wont get any really update until Friday?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Nope, and Klopp can be frustratingly ambiguous in his pressers too.

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Hmmm pretty stressful, already on a -4

    4. sirmorbach
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      01 free transfer, 0.4 in the bank, wildcard available.

      Pope / 4.0
      TAA, VVD, Chilwell / Lundstram, Rico
      Salah, Sterling, Mount, Tielemans, Hudson-Odoi
      Vardy, Abraham / Connolly

      A. Hudson-Odoi out, McGinn / Harry Wilson / McNeil in (who?)
      B. VVD and Hudson-Odoi out, Badock and Richarlison in (- 4)
      C. Something else

      Leaning towards A with McNeil. What do you lads suggest?

      1. AJ24
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        A) Mcginn out of those options

        1. sirmorbach
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Cheers!

    5. AJ24
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      G2G?

      Pope
      Trent, Lund, Soyuncu
      Salah (C), Sterling, Martial, Maddison, Mount
      Jimenez (VC), Tammy

      Heaton, Connolly, Pieters, Tomori - 0.1 ITB

    6. Fantasy123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Really struggling on what to do here - the two transfers I want to make (Digne > TAA and Sterling > Mane) don't seem sensible this week. Any advice?

      2 FT £2.2 ITB

      Pope Button
      Digne Chillwell Lund Rico Dunk
      Sterling Martial Mount Maddison Donk
      Aub Vardy Abraham

      1. Jullepuu
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Either you do the move or trasfer Dunk out for a 4.5 defender and wait a week on the other moves.

        • Dr Mulholland
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          I'd do the Mané transfer if you want him in.

          Digne one next week.

        • EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 7 days ago

          no idea why youd sell digne this week

      2. Cabra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        What to do with this lot, have 2FT and have 0.6 itb.

        Pope - Button
        Lundstram - Taa - Rico - Soyunchu - Montoya
        Salah - Sterling - Kdb - Mount - Perez
        Abraham - pukki - Greenwood

        Want Vardy but not sure how without downgrading any of those big three.

        1. Albert_Luque
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Montoya, Perez and Pukki out to Kelly/4.0, Hayden and Vardy for a -4?

          1. Cabra
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            0.2 short.. So annoying.

        2. Jullepuu
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Sterling and Pukki out for Vardy and someone

        3. yer old da
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          G2G and roll the FT to next week? Play Mount over Rico?

          Pope
          TAA, Soyuncu, Lundstram, Rico
          Mane(vc), Sterling, Martial
          Vardy(c), Abraham, Jimenez

          Subs: Gazzaniga, Mount, Tomori, Dendoncker

        4. Malkmus
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          A'noon All. 2 FT's and 1.2 ITB. Tielemans to Maddison give me this. Go for it?

          Pope (Button)
          Robbo - Tomori - Chilwell - Lundy
          Sterling - KDB - Mane - Maddison
          Tammy - Vardy

          Subs - Rico, dendonk, wickham

          Ta!

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            I wouldnt sell Tielemans
            I would look at selling KDB/Sterling and upgrading Wickham/Dendoncker

            1. Malkmus
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              OK thanks, I will have a think.

        5. sirmorbach
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Pope / 4.0
          TAA, VVD, Chilwell / Lundstram, Rico
          Salah, Sterling, Mount, Tielemans / Hudson-Odoi
          Vardy, Abraham / Connolly

          A. Hudson-Odoi out, McGinn/McNeil in
          B. VVD and Connolly out, Kelly and Jimenez in for a hit

          What do you think?

          1. Jullepuu
              3 months, 7 days ago

              A and McGinn

          2. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Good to see a few regulars from the community on the panel 🙂

            1. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Cheers mate!

              First time for me got to work on that not so exciting intro for next time 😛

              1. jia you jia you
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                🙂

          3. Atimis
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            2FTs, 0.6ITB, thinking about following moves:

            1) Mount to Willian/Pulisic
            2) Mount KDB to Willian/Pulisic Son

            Pope
            TAA/Soy/Lund
            Mane/KDB/Mount/Maddison
            Auba/Vardy/Abraham

            Button/Rico/Tomori/Hayden

            1. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Like both move honestly.

              Maybe you could wait a week for Son as he might be rested after IB.

              1. Atimis
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Almost settled on Mount to Pulisic but still can't decide on selling KDB.
                Either way, giving Auba 2 weeks also and then probably downgrading him.

                1. Karan14
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  You can probably wait for another week and then make a decision.

                  1. Atimis
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    Good point, thanks

          4. Lignja
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            A. Jimenez, Martial, Dendoker
            B. Greenwood, Martial, Maddison -4

            Pope
            Taa, Soyuncu, Lundstram, Rico, Kelly
            Kdb, Mane, Mount, xxx, xxx
            Abraham, Vardy, xxx

            1. Jullepuu
                3 months, 7 days ago

                A

            2. phily4321
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Pope,
              TAA, Lundstram, Willems, Soyuncu
              Salah, KDB, Sterling, Mount
              Vardy, Abraham,
              Bench: Button, Rico, saka, Connolly

              1m ITB 1FT

              My options

              A. Soyuncu > Chilwell (feels like a horizontal move but higher ceiling for sure)
              B Salah > Mane (worried about salahs injury and most in my ML have Mane, but I actually want to keep him)
              C Roll Transfer

              Any advice appreciated

              1. Jullepuu
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  Save

              2. Gunner1290
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                A) Rashford and son
                B) Kane and martial

                1. eamonhegg
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  B

              3. eamonhegg
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                OR-30k

                Need to get rid of cresswell. Thinking a punt to Tiereny is a shout?

                1. ElliotJHP
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  Not for me

                  1. eamonhegg
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    Why? Not enough minutes

                    1. ElliotJHP
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      Don't trust Arsenals defence enough

                2. GuenDoozy
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    Chilwell, PVA or Enda Stevens

                  • EMBOLOFAN
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    no chance

                  • Freddiebell
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    No way

                3. Neo-Viper
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  Ryan
                  TAA Periera Lundy
                  KDB Mount Mane Maddison
                  Jimenez Tammy Vardy (C)

                  Button Rico Norwood Lascelles

                  Is this good to go for the next?

                4. YEAH PITCH!
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  What's the biggest transfer hit you've done?

                  1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    -8

                  2. Jarvish Scott Talent
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    -8 I think

                  3. jia you jia you
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    -12 in GW10 to get in Vardy, Jimenez, Dilva and Janmaat for Kane, Pukki, Cantwell and Otamendi.

                  4. Horlicks esq.
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    I’d you go into the -12’s you are getting a red arrow, basically

                    1. YEAH PITCH!
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      Yeah

                    2. jia you jia you
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      I got 79 points and a GW rank of 200k... just saying 😉

                      1. Horlicks esq.
                        • 10 Years
                        3 months, 7 days ago

                        Hence the basically assessment, I didn’t say definitely.

                        1. jia you jia you
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 7 days ago

                          hehe, they are rarely viable tbf unless you realistically feel your team is a mess and needs a major shake up!

                      2. Jarvish Scott Talent
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 7 days ago

                        GW ranks don't include hits do they?

                        1. jia you jia you
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 7 days ago

                          not sure but I halved my OR from 400k to 200k so significant green on -12 regardless luckily enough of course!

                          1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 7 days ago

                            Well played sir 🙂

                            1. jia you jia you
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              Cheers mate

                        2. Would Ed Woodward
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 7 days ago

                          They don't.

                    3. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      Err...

                      This is a nice thing to see while considering -12 😀

                      Might still, might not. Oh well

                      1. GuenDoozy
                          3 months, 7 days ago

                          Let's see the moves

                    4. Freddiebell
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      -12 and i5 paid off

                    5. GARY AND JAMIE
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      First season I did a -28 to counter a -24 by my ML rival. First ever season and very annoyed I didn't get to read this site before it...

                      1. GARY AND JAMIE
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 7 days ago

                        ...ruins my HOF rank...

                    6. Hakim Ziyech
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      -16 & -44 in total 😆

                  5. RealSocialDads
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    Play McGinn (NEW) or Mount (mci)?

                    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      McGinn probably

                    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      McGinn

                    3. jia you jia you
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      Mount

                  6. royals forever
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    Which midfield is better?

                    Mane KDB Maddison Dendoncker Pulisic

                    or

                    Mane/KDB (which 1???) Maddison Pulisic Mount Dendoncker

                    If going with choice B might go with Robertson/TAA in defence

                    Any ideas would be welcomed

                  7. Horlicks esq.
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    Do I need Maddison or Vardy?

                    I’m thinking Sterling & Pukki
                    To
                    Maddison & Auba

                    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      What midfielders could you get with Vardy?

                      1. Horlicks esq.
                        • 10 Years
                        3 months, 7 days ago

                        9.5m

                        1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 7 days ago

                          Maddison

                          1. Horlicks esq.
                            • 10 Years
                            3 months, 7 days ago

                            Part of your -12 method

                            1. Horlicks esq.
                              • 10 Years
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              🙂

                  8. Would Ed Woodward
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    Excited to resume my game of 'How Many Points Will Soy Score On My Bench?' this weekend or HMPWSSOMB? for short, probably needs a catchier title.

                    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      6

                    2. EMBOLOFAN
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      same. ive had him since gw2 and keep benching his points

                      1. Would Ed Woodward
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 7 days ago

                        lol, I only got him on GW9 WC but played him once since for 2 points.

                      2. Would Ed Woodward
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 7 days ago

                        Points since WC

                        Doherty - 10
                        Soy - 30

                        I'm giving Doh at least 50 for eye test though.

                    3. GARY AND JAMIE
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      Chelsea boys no doubt will be on a few benches waiting to punish....

                    4. Jarvish Scott Talent
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      Soy Story - to infinity bench points and beyond.

                  9. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    Play 1:

                    A) Clark (avl)
                    B) Traore (bou)
                    C) Mount (mci)

                    1. royals forever
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      C

                    2. Indpush
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      B

                    3. EMBOLOFAN
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      c

                    4. Freddiebell
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      C

                  10. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    19 Nov 2019

                    The day of a million FFS announcements

                    Love the progress 🙂

                  11. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    2FTs, thinking:
                    Salah + Wilson > Mane + Jimi
                    Thoughts?
                    Any better suggestions?

                    1. Freddiebell
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      Fair moves imo

                    2. GuenDoozy
                        3 months, 7 days ago

                        Mane + Rashford if possible. Trashy about to explode