Pro Pundits - Az

The dangers of taking hits to chase points in FPL

“It is by testing our ideas, subjecting them to failure, that we set the stage for growth.” – Matthew Syed, Black Box Thinking

Another Gameweek passes in the Fantasy Premier League, and it’s another hit for my team.

Greyhead’s constant nods to my transfer dealings in his ‘Great and the Good‘ series keeps reminding me of my aggressive approach to this season.

Using this article as a chance to reflect on my hits, it’s quite grim reading on first glance.

A -4 to bring in Dani Ceballos (£5.3m) in Gameweek 4 was a disaster. My second hit of the season involved me chasing the points of Kevin de Bruyne (£10.2m) who was promptly benched and scored 1 point.

I managed to resist the urge for further hits until Gameweek 10, where I again took a hit to dump the underperforming Riyad Mahrez (£8.3m) for KDB… who managed just a single assist. 

In Gameweek 11, another hit, as Mason Mount (£6.8m) left my team for Callum Hudson-Odoi (£5.7m), to fund a move for Jamie Vardy (£9.7m).

My most recent hit involved taking out Ricardo Pereira (£6.4m) and Hudson-Odoi for Çaglar Söyüncü (£5.0m) and James Maddison (£7.6m). It’s quite painful to see just how much the carousel has been spinning.

Hudson-Odoi has been one of a few ill-fated punts in my team this season

What’s interesting (well for me anyway!) is how I’ve been going about making the hits.

My latest was the third time I’ve made a so-called ‘sideways’ move.

To fund de Bruyne initially, I downgraded Virgil van Dijk (£6.4m) for fellow Liverpool player Joel Matip (£5.3m). After selling him for an ill-fated fling with Mahrez, I lost Mount for teammate Hudson-Odoi.

To then upgrade Hudson-Odoi, I lost Pereira for Söyüncü.  

To finally board the Vardy party, I even managed to swap Nicolas Otamendi (£5.2m), a non-playing defender, for Martin Kelly (£4.1m)… another non-playing defender.

On the whole, I think these were the right moves for my team, but in some ways, these hits felt like trading two players for one.

I don’t think it’s a coincidence that all but my latest hit have got me big fat red arrows.

Looking back on these moves, it’s also made me realise that I’ve been putting too much money in defence this season.

Out of the three hits I’ve just mentioned, they all involved downgrading a defender. This is despite a normal strategy of mine being to avoid paying a premium price for defenders unless they are playing at Wing Back or have set pieces in their locker.

Alonso, when playing regularly, is a premium option I am willing to pay for

I’ve never been afraid of making a hit, and I recently watched the brilliant Meet the Manager video with Joe and Mark, where Mark talks about his own strategy.

His fear of being £0.1m or £0.2m off transfers further down the line fuels his aggression, making him more likely to take hits, and also make earlier transfers.

My most recent hit didn’t pay off this week but it’s already helped improve my team value.

Hudson-Odoi has dropped twice, while both Söyüncü and Maddison have gone up £0.2m each.

That’s a massive swing – and my team is in better shape for it.

Just because people are saying I’m taking too many hits doesn’t mean I’m likely to slow down any time soon…!

And in true Black Box style, my hits are often correcting my mistakes, such as bringing in Hudson-Odoi, who I do feel I was a little unlucky with, damn you Christian Pulisic!

Pulisic’s burst into the team has closed down Hudson-Odoi as an option

In fact, this season would probably be even worse for me if I hadn’t set about correcting mistakes in my own team.

Losing de Bruyne on the Wildcard for Mahrez was rash. It cost me four points to bring him back, but he delivered this week with a goal against Chelsea.

Not leaving an extra £0.1m in the bank for Vardy was idiotic, but my -4 to bring him in and ship Callum Wilson (£7.7m) a few weeks ago has more than paid for itself.

I have no doubt that the upgrade of Hudson-Odoi to Maddison will reap rewards soon too. He is my boy after all – despite his questionable taste in backpacks.

As people around me are getting itchy feet with players like Anthony Martial (£7.8m), Mount, and Raheem Sterling (£12.0m) – I feel like I may finally be in a pretty strong position as we head into Christmas.

I’m banking the transfer this week, and then, barring a change in Arsenal manager or a monster haul, I’ll be looking at getting rid of Pierre- Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) and FINALLY bringing in the man they call Lord John Lundstram (£4.9m).

Yes, you read that right. I’m planning on losing last years golden boot winner to fund a move for a £4.0m defender… what a season this is.

So, while I do not have any hits planned in the near future, it seems inevitable that I will succumb to my cravings. When I do, let’s hope it comes from a position of strength, rather than to correct yet another mistake.

My Gameweek 14 bus team

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841 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Mufc202020
      16 days, 10 hours ago

      Pukki time for arsenal!!

      1. The Units
        • 9 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        Whoop whoop

    • denial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      16 days, 10 hours ago

      Team FTW:

      Pope

      TAA Soy Tomori

      KDB Mane Son Maddison

      Vardy Jim Abraham

      // Lund / Haydn / Ota

      Save FT?
      Bench Lund?

      1. denial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        Or could do something bit wacky like KDB out for Pulisic?

      2. The Units
        • 9 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        Never bench Lord Lundy and play over Tomori.

        Get rid of OTA already.

        1. denial
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          16 days, 10 hours ago

          Haven't been able to shift Ota for weeks. He's hanging around like a bad smell and dropped loads. He's going for Aurier I think.

          1. The Units
            • 9 Years
            16 days, 10 hours ago

            He is really smelly but now!

            1. denial
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              16 days, 10 hours ago

              He is. I can forgive him cos I had him when he got that big haul weeks ago

        2. denial
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          16 days, 10 hours ago

          Hmm. I'm not sure about playing Lund over Tomori this week.

          1. The Units
            • 9 Years
            16 days, 10 hours ago

            Yup it's just my view and you asked.

            1. denial
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              16 days, 10 hours ago

              Yeah I get that, thanks for giving it.

          2. ResultatFar
            • 1 Year
            16 days, 10 hours ago

            Always play Lundstram!

            1. ResultatFar
              • 1 Year
              16 days, 10 hours ago

              He has the potential to get 10+ points every week, whereas Tomori is lucky if he gets a cleansheet

    • Bad Stoob
      • 7 Years
      16 days, 10 hours ago

      What are the poor unfortunates that have stuck by Aubameyang doing with him? I had hoped for more than an assist against Soton so is it time to finally get rid even if ARS are facing NOR? Kane for a straight swap or Jimmy plus Son for -4 are my options.

      1. denial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        Got rid GW 12. He simply NEVER delivers for me when I own him. I would swap for Kane.

      2. Dr. Agabuse
        • 7 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        B or look at Ings/Mousset Salah

      3. The Units
        • 9 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        Norwich to win 2 - 0

        1. The Units
          • 9 Years
          16 days, 10 hours ago

          Pukki a brace.

      4. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        Your team must be in good shape if you are considering shipping the golden boot winner before the game against the team with the second highest goals conceded.....

        Yes, I'm holding on (for grim life).....

    • theodosios
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 10 hours ago

      Thinking of doing KDB > Son already this week. I would like to hear opinions and these are my reasons:

      - Son nothing less explosive then KDB
      - Correct me if I am wrong, but Son blanked as many times as KDB (in games they started)
      - Looking at City fixtures: until New Year only Arsenal away looks like a good fixture
      - Citizens are realy nothing special in last 5-6 games and it seems like they give up

      1. DantheManinaPan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        I haven't looked closely enough to decide whether that would be a good move or not.

        But the reasons you've given are really quite superficial and not particularly helpful. I'd try looking at some stats.

      2. teneighty
        • 4 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        I would trust City to put a few past Newcastle this weekend. They have injuries to their key defenders and just lost to Villa.

        1. camarozz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          16 days, 10 hours ago

          Yeah but villa were awesome..
          Well villa played very well let's say.

      3. The Dogs Love Leeds
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        16 days, 9 hours ago

        If you look at the stats they are fairly similar, KDB will get more assists Son more goals, it's the move i'm making simply because i think Son has a higher ceiling in next few weeks. Not convinced City will thump Newcastle, they'll defend deep and take a 2-0 defeat whereas can see Spurs scoring a few against Bou home.

    • Dr. Agabuse
      • 7 Years
      16 days, 10 hours ago

      Way too little talk about Liverpool assets.
      Leicester and Liverpool are the best teams with great fixtures and little rotation fear.
      Firmino could be gold.
      Will Matip be fit today?

      1. theodosios
        • 2 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        Just keep in mind they don't play in GW18 and have a fixture swing from GW19

      2. Kip
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        I think Salah will go on a run. At 23% total ownership he could be a great differential among active players.

      3. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • 9 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        Likely because most already have them, and there has been plenty of discussion on Trent vs Rob and Salah vs Mane. Likewise most have 2/3 leicester already as well, between Vardy, Tielemans/Maddison, Soyuncu/Chilwell/Pereira.

        1. camarozz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          16 days, 10 hours ago

          TAA + Mane is enough.

    • Kip
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      16 days, 10 hours ago

      What is the consensus on Kelly atm? Can he nail down a spot for this lovely run of Cpl fixtures?

      1. Skonto Rigga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        Depends on the severity of Ward's injury. His route into the starting XI looks to be at right-back now, with Tomkins/Cahill settled at centre-half.

        1. Kip
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          16 days, 10 hours ago

          Thx, hopefully we’ll get a clear update on Ward’s injury soon

          Looking at Willems+Connoly=> Kelly+Mousset to strengthen the bench for the festive period

      2. theodosios
        • 2 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        If you can afford it then PVA until GW31 🙂

      3. teneighty
        • 4 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        I'll probably just get Cahill with my next FT to not have to worry about the starting spot.

    • DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      16 days, 10 hours ago

      How do you like my wildcard attempt?

      Hendo, Martin
      TAA, Lundstram, Soy, Aurier, Taylor
      Mane, KDB, Son, Pulisic, Dendoncker
      Vardy, Abraham, Jimmy

      0.2 left

      1. ResultatFar
        • 1 Year
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        Awesome team, but a bit too many options at the back. Get a cheaper option than Aurier and upgrade Dendonck or keep the money itb

        1. DantheManinaPan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          16 days, 10 hours ago

          Don't you think Aurier offers a better back up than any of the cheaper mids?

          Also a defender can come in for someone in any position if someone doesn't play.

      2. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        Looks good for the busy Christmas period - you will need that squad depth.

        1. DantheManinaPan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          16 days, 10 hours ago

          Cheers

      3. DantheManinaPan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        Thanks for the responses!

      4. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        Very standard. It's a bit problematic though with that defense. You'll be playing TAA, Lundstram, Soyuncu every week for the next while (at least that's what I'm planning to do) so Aurier just ends up being annoyingly benched.

        Would consider doing something like Aurier > Reid and looking to find some funds for Jimmy > Rashford.

    • FPL Ron Manager
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      16 days, 10 hours ago

      I've taken a few hits this season as well:

      GW13 - Maddison and Jiminez in for Sterling and Connolly (worked well)
      GW11 - Vardy and Soyuncu in for Callum Wilson and Otamendi (worked well)
      GW9 - Callum Wilson and Mount in for Pukki and James (mixed)
      GW4 - James and Ashley Barnes in for Ndombele and Diogo Jota (mixed)
      GW3 - Martial, Pukki and Ndombele in for Perez, King and Fraser (mixed as Martial and Ndombele got injured)

      Overall, these transfers have moved my squad into a position I like, although I need to potentially start searching for differentials if my good scores start to produce small green arrows. At the moment, they're still giving me big ones. However, my team is very much "template", certainly compared to Twitter teams anyway, so as I get nearer to some of those teams in the higher rankings, I might need to bring in different players to help me climb that bit further.

    • _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      16 days, 10 hours ago

      Best move here? 1FT 3.0 ITB.

      Thinking maybe Maupay to Jiminez but would give me a bench headache. Cheers

      Pope
      TAA - Lund - Soy
      Son - Mane - Maddison - Martial - Mount
      Vardy - Tammy

      Button Maupay Rico Montoya

      1. liverpool01
        • 1 Year
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        Ings also has great fixtures

        1. ONGO GABLOGIAN
          • 8 Years
          16 days, 10 hours ago

          Jimenez stats are too good, I had to get him in a few weeks ago. Although he will be rested soon.

          Bench headache isn't the worst thing over xmas.

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            16 days, 10 hours ago

            Your last sentence shows insight and wisdom

            1. ONGO GABLOGIAN
              • 8 Years
              16 days, 10 hours ago

              this feels like sarcasm but it can't be

    • liverpool01
      • 1 Year
      16 days, 10 hours ago

      GW 17-21

      Mcginn:

      SHU
      SOU
      NOR
      WAT
      BUR

      Pulisic:

      Bournemouth
      Spurs
      Southampton
      Arsenal
      Brighton

      GW 17-21

      Pulisic or Mcginn?

      1. ONGO GABLOGIAN
        • 8 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        Pulisic higher ceiling, mcginn less rotation risk. If I was going villa i'd go jacky boy though.

        1. liverpool01
          • 1 Year
          16 days, 10 hours ago

          good call on Grealish same price, you reckon he will score more than Mcginn?

      2. DantheManinaPan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        Lol the formatting makes McGinn look better 😆

        Pulisic is better of course - I couldn't say if he's enough better to warrant the price difference.

      3. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
        • 4 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        Too far off. Pulisic for now - strike whilst he's hot

      4. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        Pulisic

        By some distance

      5. The Units
        • 9 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        Pulisic a no brainer

        1. liverpool01
          • 1 Year
          16 days, 10 hours ago

          cool thanks guys

    • ONGO GABLOGIAN
      • 8 Years
      16 days, 10 hours ago

      Okay I've slept on it and I'm pulling the trigger.

      bye bye greenwood and sterling.

      hello vardy and cantwell.

      what's the news on cantwell? is he likely to be fit for arsenal?

      1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        He left the stadium in a protective boot

        Last bit of news I saw

          1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            16 days, 10 hours ago

            Nice! Thanks

      2. The Units
        • 9 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        Kante

      3. baggs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        Don’t get cantwell

        1. ONGO GABLOGIAN
          • 8 Years
          16 days, 10 hours ago

          why?

    • danlynch13
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      16 days, 10 hours ago

      Which is best

      A) Sterling + Mount > Pulisic + son
      B) KDB + Mount > alli + Pulisic

      1. ONGO GABLOGIAN
        • 8 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        A, although i'd personally want to see more of tottenham before investing.

      2. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        A

      3. The Units
        • 9 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        A by a long way

      4. liverpool01
        • 1 Year
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        A

    • STRANGER INGS
      • 3 Years
      16 days, 10 hours ago

      I missed Aurier's rise last night so I can't afford him and Son...
      Is Dele Alli worth a punt?

      1. Five Season Wonder
        • 5 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        Dele is guaranteed minutes that much we do know

      2. ResultatFar
        • 1 Year
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        Get Son, but chose a different option than Aurier at the back

        1. The Units
          • 9 Years
          16 days, 10 hours ago

          This

    • Five Season Wonder
      • 5 Years
      16 days, 10 hours ago

      Morning chaps, anything I should do to this team?
      Still have 1FT (1.4m itb) or save?

      Pope
      TAA • Soy • Lundy
      Mane(c) • KDB • Sonny(vc) • Mount
      Vardy • Tammy • Ings
      ——————
      Subs: Button; Cantwll, Janmaat, Rico

      1. Tabasco
        • 8 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        Ings to Jiminez?

        1. Five Season Wonder
          • 5 Years
          16 days, 10 hours ago

          Lol Just got Ings in for Josh King. Wanna keep for next two fixtures minimum

          1. Tabasco
            • 8 Years
            16 days, 10 hours ago

            OK that's your choice. I'd save then, as the only thing I can think of is Mount to Pulisic/Maddison which isn't a massive upgrade

            1. Old Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              16 days, 10 hours ago

              Mount might be benched

      2. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        I'd keep Ings for a while. Mount to Pulisic

    • Tabasco
      • 8 Years
      16 days, 10 hours ago

      Slow day in the office this morning so having a look at my team:

      Pope (Button)
      TAA Lundstram Soyuncu (Rico) (Janmaat)
      Guendouzi Maddison Sterling KDB Mané
      Abraham Vardy (Connolly)

      1FT 0ITB

      Any obvious moves here? I'm keen on the likes of Son & Jiminez as they're in great form but I'd have to lose Sterling (against Newcastle) and take a hit or two for that. Leaning towards saving the transfer. Connolly's going down in price but I've missed the rises on Son & Jiminez... tough one.

    • Tibbs
      • 8 Years
      16 days, 10 hours ago

      Something I have been pondering and wanted to get some thoughts.

      All this talk about captain choices this week and the foreseeable fixtures. Is there an argument to just auto captain Vardy/Mane (Salah if fit) for the next 4 weeks?

      Vardy - EVE, WAT, avl,NOR
      Mane - BHA, EVE, bou, WAT

      Assuming no suspensions, injuries in my head this strategy (something I have never done before) seems sensible, especially in Vardy's case. He may get the odd blank in the next 4 games but be a brave person to bet he doesn't return over the next 4 weeks. It also eliminates jumping between captains week in week out and potentially missing one haul while your captain blanks and vice versa.

      Just thought I would open it up to discussion.

      1. ResultatFar
        • 1 Year
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        Sure, but I'm chosing Mane autocaptain for the run - he gets so many chances and I still feel Liverpool will score more over those 4 weeks

      2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        Welcome to my semi-permacap plan. It was on Salah and Sterling for a while, then I had to dump it. Vardy/Mane does look good, but I like the certainty of teams facing West Ham for now

        Also, what you listed isn't a clear armband rotation. You'll still have to choose one of the two each week, so there's still room for jumping between captains and missing hauls

        1. Tibbs
          • 8 Years
          16 days, 10 hours ago

          I was just showing two different choices to captain one permanently for the next 4 (so either Mane or Vardy for the next 4, no rotation). That way it eliminates your second point about jumping between captains and missing hauls.

          1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            16 days, 10 hours ago

            Alright then

            Understood 🙂

      3. Tabasco
        • 8 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        Yeah, although I think that's what most of us have been/will be doing anyway as they've performing well for a while now. City's fixtures are tough as well...

      4. Carlton_Goal
        • 3 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        I was heavily considering just leaving the captaincy on Vardy for the next few but I can't ignore Chelsea playing West Ham this weekend if Pellegrini is still around.

      5. Dr. Agabuse
        • 7 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        No there is good reason to include new information.
        If I choose Vardy as my cap and he blanks and looks dire and Mane scores 3 with Salah on the field, I will go for Mane the week after. Just like you always include all information abour the past, as to come to Mane vs Vardy and not Auba vs Pukki in the first place

    • Shaw must go on
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      16 days, 10 hours ago

      morning lads..

      Taa,Rico,Lundstram,Soyunco,Aurier
      Mane,Mount,Dendoncker,Kdb,Maddison
      Tammy,Ings,Vardy
      4M itb

      would you get Alli for dendoncker?? but that will leave mw with a bench headache but on the other side it´s a busy month coming...

      and Brandon for rico,good move??Normally i don´t ask many advices,but joined the fatherhood club and i´m lacking a bit on time...thanks

      1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        Congrats!

        With your team, I'd just go Mount to Pulisic and bother about Rico and the 4M later

      2. The Units
        • 9 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        Go Alli.

      3. Shaw must go on
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        thanks for the reply..

      4. Dr. Agabuse
        • 7 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        Aurier to Robbo.
        Dont do Ings bench . Will hurt

      5. STEP ROVERS - BLAME IT ON R…
        • 2 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        Dele for me too

    • Carlton_Goal
      • 3 Years
      16 days, 10 hours ago

      Need to play one this GW
      A) Traore
      B) Janmaat

      Also have Jiminez and Lundstram playing in the Wolves v SHU game so leaning towards B

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 3 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        B

        1. Carlton_Goal
          • 3 Years
          16 days, 10 hours ago

          Cheers

      2. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        Janmaat though he's rated as doubtful so far.

        1. Carlton_Goal
          • 3 Years
          16 days, 10 hours ago

          Cheers, saw he missed the last game, if he is out then I'm happy to have Traore come off the bench

    • Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      16 days, 10 hours ago

      So stuck on this decision...
      Sterling to...

      A) salah
      B) son

      Team currently
      Pope
      Taa tomori soy Lund
      Mane sterling kdb
      Vardy Abraham jimi

      Button rico Hayden dendo

      1. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        Son.

      2. The Units
        • 9 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        B

      3. Dr. Agabuse
        • 7 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        A but you got tonight

    • EL tridente
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 10 hours ago

      Which transfer to make?
      A) Mcginn to Pulisic (Have mount and abraham
      Or
      B) Connolly to Ings

      1. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        B.

      2. Man Chest Hair United
        • 5 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        S

    • AF90
      • 7 Years
      16 days, 10 hours ago

      Is it worth -8 for this...

      Lowton, Dendoncker, Sterling -> Tomori, Alli, Maddison

      1. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        No.

      2. Man Chest Hair United
        • 5 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        Nope

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

        If you can make that Son and Pulisic, yes

        If not, nope

        1. AF90
          • 7 Years
          16 days, 10 hours ago

          Son & Tielemans?

        2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          16 days, 10 hours ago

          C Taylor instead of Tomori? Chelsea isn't really bothered about clean sheets this season... Just like Liverpool with Klopp's high line

          Some context might be needed, as I guess Lowton wasn't a starter for you anyway. Taylor easily slots into that bench slot, probably as second sub

      4. Hot Toddy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        Definitely

      5. The Units
        • 9 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        Yeah nah

    • Trovsmash
      • 6 Years
      16 days, 10 hours ago

      Own Soyuncu & Vardy, no Spurs.

      Exact money for Tielemans > Moura.

      Thoughts?

      1. Man Chest Hair United
        • 5 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        Good punt in my opinion

      2. The Units
        • 9 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        Go for it

      3. Dr. Agabuse
        • 7 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        Dont

    • Man Chest Hair United
      • 5 Years
      16 days, 10 hours ago

      Best option here

      A Aubmayang and save FT
      B Kane
      C Son and mousett in Aubz Dendonker out-4
      D Aubz and KDB out son and Jesus in -4
      E Aubmayang to Jesus

    • JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      16 days, 10 hours ago

      On a scale of 1 to 10, how happy are you with your team?

      (10 feeling Lunderful)

      1. Man Chest Hair United
        • 5 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        8

      2. Hot Toddy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        10

      3. Lindelol
        • 1 Year
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        lunderful nice one 😀

      4. Dr. Agabuse
        • 7 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        6

    • Lindelol
      • 1 Year
      16 days, 10 hours ago

      Pope
      TAA Soy Lundstram
      Mané KDB Son Madison
      Vardy Abraham Jimenez

      McGovern Tomori Dendocker Rico

      good to go right??

      1. JohnRoss
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        Yep. I would have Rico before dend. Outside chance of an attacking return

        1. Lindelol
          • 1 Year
          16 days, 10 hours ago

          oh that was just a mistake. Rico is before Dendo. But what about Lund and Tomori. Feeling I should just play Tomori this GW

          1. JohnRoss
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            16 days, 10 hours ago

            Definitely lundstram imo. He's a midfielder. Decent chance of an attacking return and possibility of a clean sheet. Chelsea still haven't convinced me with their defence

            1. Lindelol
              • 1 Year
              16 days, 10 hours ago

              Ok thanks. Now only thing to decide is captaincy which must be a headache for everyone this week. Currently on Vardy though

    • KingOllie
      • 4 Years
      16 days, 10 hours ago

      Rate my wildcard team: pretty template im guessing

      Henderson / 4.0
      Trent / Chilwell / Lundstram / Aurier / C.Taylor
      Mane / Son / Pulisic / Maddison / Hayden
      Vardy / Jimenez / Tammy

      1.3 in the bank to upgrade Jimenez to Rashford in 3 weeks i think

      1. Lindelol
        • 1 Year
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        you happy going with Maddison?

        1. Shaw must go on
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          16 days, 10 hours ago

          what´s wrong with Maddison?

          1. Lindelol
            • 1 Year
            16 days, 10 hours ago

            Martial could be more attacking I thought

            1. KingOllie
              • 4 Years
              16 days, 10 hours ago

              dont like Marital personally, my plan is to get Rashford in 3 gameweeks anyway

            2. Shaw must go on
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              16 days, 10 hours ago

              true..but he´s playing for a crappy team atm..

      2. DantheManinaPan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        My WC team looks extremely similar but I have KDB over Mads, and Soy over Chilwell.

        Your team looks great 😀

        Just need to decide on the tiny details e.g. second keeper and 5th mid

        1. KingOllie
          • 4 Years
          16 days, 10 hours ago

          Thanks, im going rogue and dropping all my city assetts, bit of a risk i guess

          1. Lindelol
            • 1 Year
            16 days, 10 hours ago

            not a risk on their current form and fixtures

      3. Shaw must go on
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        roberston instead trent imo

        1. KingOllie
          • 4 Years
          16 days, 10 hours ago

          I think its a bit of a coin toss, might save myself 0.2 and get robbo

    • SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 10 hours ago

      Guys if you don't own Mane/salah/firm.. what Will you do?

      A) sterling to son free saving one ft
      B) Sterling and auba to Km(ane) for free
      C) Sterling and cantwell to mane and Hayden free
      D) kdb and auba to jiminez and Mane free

      1. Lindelol
        • 1 Year
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        B I guess

    • boc610
      • 7 Years
      16 days, 10 hours ago

      so Jose is all nicey nicey now...praising ball boys and apologising for subbing players while wearing his spurs pajamas. its all so ominous. you just know the alcoholic uncle whose told you he's on the wagon and doing great really has a load of whiskyy naggins stashed in the cra pper.

      1. Dr. Agabuse
        • 7 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        This

      2. Dr. Agabuse
        • 7 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        Gonna give it til xmas

    • merin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      16 days, 10 hours ago

      Which one?

      A) Keep Auba for now
      B) Auba -> Jimenez and upgrade Mount

      Pope McGovern
      TAA Tomori Soyuncu Lundstram Rico
      Mané KDB Mount Maddison Guendouzi
      Auba Vardy Abraham

      2 FT, 0 ITB

    • the Penman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      16 days, 10 hours ago

      When are we going to stop referring to Lundstram as “a £4.0m defender”?

      If you’re bringing him in now, he’s a £5.0m defender now.

      *shrug*

      1. The Units
        • 9 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        Brandon is the new 4 mil defender