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Quantifying the impact of FPL decisions with chip season arriving earlier

Fantasy Premier League managers should make themselves aware of how much impact each of their decisions have on their overall performance.

For 38 Gameweeks every year, we are all making choices, determinations and judgements about our teams, each of them affecting our success and/or failure.

I have done a little bit of research into how we can quantify the impact of each of these, with a specific focus on the captaincy and chips.

After all, the 2019/20 campaign will bring chip season to us much earlier than usual.

Liverpool and West Ham both have no fixture in Blank Gameweek 18 and could have a double-up of matches in a Double Gameweek very close to that.

Furthermore, the first-ever Premier League winter break in February will split one Gameweek across seven days, with five fixtures at one end of the week and five at the other.

Before I go any further, I just want to clarify that you should not take the numbers mentioned below as gospel, as there is only so much research that can be done on the subject.

I simply want to give my view and stimulating some interesting discussion for the Fantasy community to consider.

Playing FPL forces us to make several decisions each week, some of them high impact and others low impact.

For example, swapping a £4.5m defender based on upcoming clean sheet potential is a low impact decision, in my opinion.

You’d expect a 10 to 20 point swing on average over a period of four or five Gameweeks, I’d imagine.

Moving Mohamed Salah (£12.2m) to Sadio Mané (£12.2m) or Harry Kane (£10.8m) for a hit so that you can captain the Spurs man is a high impact decision.

This is where 10 to 20 point swings happen perhaps in one Gameweek alone.

I was recently talking about how this season has offered more big hitters than normal and setting your team up to switch through these by keeping set and forget players in your team could be a potentially good strategy. That way you are giving yourself the best chance to make high variance decisions week on week chasing the right captaincy hauls, although I appreciate this tactic is not for everyone.

In my opinion, the chips available to Fantasy managers are also of high impact across the course of the season, despite some disagreement on this issue.

I know some people who believe that the chips don’t matter too much as they influence only between two and three percent of our overall score at the end of the campaign.

However, I don’t see it that way, even if twice Triple Captaining Sergio Aguero (£11.9m) in a Double Gameweek, for a hat-trick each time, I might be guilty of bias in this area!

I will admit that it’s hard to disagree successful chip deployment only influences a small portion of your overall score.

Let’s assume that serious managers score somewhere between 2,200 and 2,300 points in a good season.

A great Triple Captain is probably worth 25 points (if you only choose to count the additional 25 points that the chip is giving you on top of a normal captain in a Double Gameweek).

A good Bench Boost should be worth around 20 to 25 points, so if you nail this chip and the Triple Captain that equates to roughly 50 additional points, admittedly a small amount numerically.

However, I don’t think assessing your Bench Boost and Triple Captain based on the percentage of your total score is the right way of looking at them, as you might unfairly downplay the importance of getting them right.

When you consider the concept of high and low impact decisions already discussed about strategy from week to week, you probably make a total of 140 to 150 of these in the whole campaign.

  • Initial team (15) + 2 Wildcards (30) + 1 Free Hit (15) = 60 decisions
  • 38 captains = 38 decisions
  • When to play your Wildcards + 3 Chips = 5 decisions
  • Transfers over the season = 35 – 55 depending on your hit taking appetite (I made 50 odd last year)

A lot of these decisions are low impact ones. The high impact ones, in my opinion, would be all 38 captaincy decisions (your Double Gameweek captains in particular) and your chip choices.

Perhaps a better way of looking at the points generated from these decisions is not about your overall season score, but the impact they can have on rank.

After all, finishing as high as we possibly can in the world rankings is the most important aim for many of us.

I spoke to several people in the Fantasy community about how they got on in 2018/19 so I could get a general idea of how points correlated with rank last season.

  • 2502 points – Rank 237
  • 2250 points – ~Rank 125k
  • 2150 points – ~Rank 500k

Each season, most of us hardcore managers will be aiming somewhere between the 2,250 and 2,500 point bracket.

That’s a difference of 250 points. This is the variance we should look at in my opinion.

On average, most seasons, the difference between all managers like us will probably be at a maximum of 250 points.

Keeping this in mind, let’s begin to attempt to quantify the impact of various decisions we make.

The first one we need to look at is captaincy. Last season, I scored 2,377 points, of which 573 of those were from the armband (24%). That’s quite a sizeable portion.

If you were to take these points out of the equation then I would guess that the difference between all serious managers would go down to about 150 to 200 points instead of 250.

So, to define the percentage impact a single decision makes, I think it’s better looking at it out of 250 points and not 2,300 points because that is the standard gap between most serious managers.

We had four Double Gameweeks last season, in 25, 32, 34 and 35. Here’s how I got on for the captaincy:

  • GW25 – Aguero TC – 57 points
  • GW32 – Aguero – 20 points
  • GW34 – Lukaku – 4 points
  • GW35 – Sterling – 16 points

So the remaining captaincy total was 476 points spread over 34 rounds, an average of 14 points per single Gameweek. The average captain score per Double Gameweek for me last season was 24.3 points.

My own scores aren’t going to give exact impact variance but I am attempting to get a range of variance possible.

It must be said that 14 and 25 points respectively are not huge number when looking at your overall points but when you look at the 250 point range that exists for most serious FPL players, we are looking at a variance of 6% impact for single Gameweek captaincies and a 10% impact on Double Gameweeks.

You might argue that you already have the player that you are captaining in your team anyway but if you look at big hitter chasing to try getting the best captaincy hauls week on week, you’re looking at an impact of 5-7% in single Gameweeks and 9-11% in Double Gameweeks.

If you think about it, we actually pick that captain for 42 matches and not 38 in a four Double Gameweek season like last year.

This further elevates my view of the Triple Captaincy chip as well.

It eliminates a lot of skill in the game and makes things very luck dependant for one single decision out of 150 decisions you make in an FPL calendar year and it is one that in my opinion has the potential to be the highest impact decision you’ll make all year.

Just last year, I the Triple Captaincy on Aguero while my main mini-league rival went with Leroy Sané (£9.3m), who failed to deliver.

That led to a difference of 50 points. 50 points in the space of seven days. I was trailing him by exactly that much before the Double Gameweek and took the lead after it.

This was 50 points out of the 250 points bracket, which was a 20% variance impact that I had on my FPL team.

Yes, you could that you’re only adding one additional player to your team with the Triple Captaincy, but if you play it in the right week, you’re potentially getting two of them if he’s playing twice.

Furthermore, if you’re chasing in your mini-league getting lucky with a Triple Captain differential in a Double Gameweek is a very very potent weapon as it can make that 20% impact out of the overall variance that exists between serious managers.

Your Triple Captain decision is a combination of two decisions which is the use of the chip itself and the choice of captaincy.

These two decisions, out of a maxiMum of 150 in my opinion, is roughly 1.3% of choices you have to make across the course of the season – and they have the ability to cause that 20% variance. That is huge.

Mini-leagues and extreme rank variances can be caused by these decisions. That 50 point impact can be the difference between 10k and 40k in a season.

So trying to revisit and tabulate these decisions, here is a summary (the variance could be a much higher range):

  • Captaincy decision – 5-7% variance amongst serious managers
  • Captaincy in a DGW – 9-12% variance amongst serious managers
  • TC in a DGW – 15-20% variance amongst serious managers

I think that is all I have to say on the matter for now. I don’t know if it’s right or wrong but I do find it interesting, enjoyed writing it, hope you enjoy reading it and look forward to discussing this with you.

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795 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Godfrey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Jesus and Lucas in

    Pra frente, Brasil!

    1. Tshelby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Like it! Good luck

  2. Tshelby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Okay need some advise!

    1FT/0.2 ITB

    Pope
    TAA, Robbo, Soyuncu, Lundstram, Janmaat
    Mane, KdB, Martial, Mount, Hayden
    Jimenez, Tammy, Vardy

    A) just save
    Or some of these not so smart moves
    B) Jiminez, Mount -> Son, Greenwood
    C) Tammy, Mount -> Alli, Ings
    D) KdB -> Son

    1. Jontharon
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      save 🙂

    2. Patrick Bateman
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Who do you need to advise you?

    3. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      A

      1. Tshelby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Cheers Beck

    4. theodosios
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      D or A, your choice 🙂

      1. Tshelby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Would love to have Son in my team but it seems to soon to say that Mourinho has changed Tottenham. City also needs a good result so KdB could be great this weekend

        1. theodosios
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          He changed them a little bit, raise their confidence.I'm in dillema between Son and Kane coz I am in fear of missing those points like last season when OGS took charge at Old Traford.

          1. Tshelby
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 9 days ago

            I will monitor this weekend and with my 2ft's it's easier to get Kane/Son/Alli in. The first half against Olympiakos wasn't great so I would like to see some more before investing in them.

            Would be lovely to have Kane

    5. Conik
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Super easy save unless Tammy is going to miss a few games.

  3. Cheesyzoot
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Tammy > Rashford for free this week?

    Only concern is Uniteds fixtures after villa

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Have the same dilemma. Don’t know what to do, think there is a huge risk/reward in that move

    2. Cruz88
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Think you just answered your own question. You don't even know for sure if Tammy is out, and even if he is you'll likely want him back again on Tuesday

  4. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Great article. Another factor people seem to overlook when calculating the magnitude of their decisions is how many of their points are automatic for just getting a player onto the field. If we're looking at 2250-2500 as a good score, once we've accounted for captaincies and chips, almost 1000 of those are just from putting out starters (2*12*38 plus chip appearances).

  5. balint84
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    A) play Rico vs Spurs, Tammy on bench
    B) get Jimenez or cheaper forward -4, Rico as the only sub with possible gametime

    1. mikess
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      C play Tammy and rely on your first sub if he doesn't make it

      1. yakirh
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        His first sub is Rico, which is useless

        I would sell Tammy if he is out for 2 games

  6. Pu-li-sick (sic)
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    'Chip season'? The whole season is 'chip season'. Such a herd mentality thinking that chips are only to be used within predefined gameweeks. Use them whenever and never forget that bench boost and triple captain especially are very overrated chips. He says having spurned the latter on Sterling Vs Southampton lol.

    1. theodosios
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      TC maybe, but I don't agree BB is overrated chip. And that theory "best way of using chips is in DGWs" fall apart last season.

      1. Pu-li-sick (sic)
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Wildcarding your team just to bench boost in gw 30 odd is very overrated. Use it in a single gameweek so you don't completely overhaul your squad just because some good and some poor sides have DGWs. BB is worth maybe 20-30 points at best. Not worth all the planning imo.

        1. theodosios
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          If Abraham hadn't hurt, I'd have used BB this week.For -4 would get rid of Button and Lowton, play BB coz I don't think we will see again sweet GW as this one.And I would also have playable bench for busy period.So it's mather of moment

    2. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      WC is most overrated of the lot.

      1. Pu-li-sick (sic)
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Wildcard? I love wildcard. It's the most fun. Making all those transfers at no cost. Yes please.

        1. MC Hammer
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          and seeing ur old team score more than ur wildcard team 🙂

          1. Pu-li-sick (sic)
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 9 days ago

            Well hey that can happen but you shouldn't judge these things off just one week.

        2. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          fun yes, but no guarantee of success.

    3. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      TC is the jammiest but most rewarding chip.

      1. Pu-li-sick (sic)
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Same as BB 20-30 points extra at very best. More often than not 10-20 and far too regularly 0-10 🙁

    4. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      There's a reason the herd survives.
      And I'll allow that it's also harder to thrive in the herd. But it seems naive to not use the chips (except tc, sometimes) in those "predefined" weeks.

      1. Pu-li-sick (sic)
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Not in the slightest naive. Blinkered DGW mentality.

        1. Conik
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          There is a huge difference between doing something just because everybody else is and doing the same thing as everybody else because you have come to the conclusion it is smart. Nothing blinkered about the latter.

          In fact, some hard on for being different regardless of maths is the blinkered position.

  7. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    No Scout Notes from the Champions League games this week?

  8. Stormbringer22
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Would you guys do :

    A. Mount + Tammy out for Pulisic and Rashford in for -4 or
    B. Just Tammy to Rashford?

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      A is too much players from same team. B is better but wait.

  9. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    So thinking of doing this although I also own Tammy too!

    Auba > Kane for free.

    Thoughts?

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      I would rather have Son, still want to see more from Kane. Also have Auba and that is becoming annoying, but considering who to bring in instead of him.

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Thanks for the reply.

      2. Nuno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        What more would you want to see from Kane?
        3 goals and 1 disallowed (close) in 2 games for Kane.
        You know he will be absolutely nailed for Christmas, you could expect the same from Son but you wouldn't bank on it.

        1. iL PiStOlErO
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 9 days ago

          That is till not Kane level. Want to see if he will be back to his best in PL under Mou.

          1. iL PiStOlErO
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 9 days ago

            *still

          2. Nuno
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 9 days ago

            So you'll wait for him to get a hattrick and then bring him in?

            1. iL PiStOlErO
              • 1 Year
              7 months, 9 days ago

              I don't plan to bring him at all, even if he scores hattie. Have Son and happy with him, also too much other options in attack for much better value. It is just not the Kane I knew, but he can still haul big time. GL

    2. Nuno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Aubameyang's fixtures just look too good, would you really take him out before Norwich, Brighton, West Ham? Don't let the price changes bother you

  10. MC Hammer
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Not when you get 3 points from your TC and 5 points from your BB!

  11. Deporres Martin Odera
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 9 days ago

    I love the article, totally relate in regards to GW choices, captain base points over the season. Almost similar numbers in the previous season as mine.

    The moves my be of a low % return compared to total points at the end of the season, but the 20, 25 or 30 point variance from a GW decision could actually build on points and boost overall ranks over a shorter term.
    Great Article..

  12. Conik
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    One of the problems with your estimations of the value of the chips is that you seem to be comparing them against a base of zero (ie not using the chip at all).

    For example, bench boost is highly likely to see s spread of between 8-20 points. Absolutely nailing this will gain you about 7 point over the average, which is far less than getting one long term transfer correct.

    Same goes for triple captain. You are comparing the extreme case against zero. The triple captain chip is literally as valuable as one extra captain chip. You have 39 captain during the season. The 39th one has as much impact as any other the other 38.

    1. MC Hammer
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      This

  13. Conik
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    In summary, the chips matter, but not nearly as much as people seem to believe.

    Picking the right players in your starting xi, and wildcards are by far the most vital decisions of the season, followed by transfers.

  14. Christophe Savage
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Great article, very interesting.

  15. danlynch13
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    I have 2ft and doing these moves is v tempting if Tammy Is out this weekend

    Sterling/Mount//Tammy > Pulisic/Maddison/Kane

  16. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Sterling + Tammy to?
    A B C means no city

    A) Son + Kane
    B) Son + Firmino
    C) Son + Rasher.
    D) KDB + Rasher

    Thanks

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      A

    2. RECKLESS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Tammy to Ings if injury is serious

  17. LC1
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Afternoon all.

    Am I good to save FT;

    Pope
    TAA Lunds Soyuncu
    KDB Mane Mount Tielemens
    Vardy(c) Abraham Jimenez

    Tomori Rico Dendo.

    And should I start Tomori, and if so, who ahead of? Lund?

    Could also bring in Son for Mount?

    1 FT and 3.5 ITB.

    Thanks!

  18. RECKLESS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Now we finally get into that time when planning is so imp. Small yet simple things like nailed players and talismans is so imp. Example Kane over Son, Zaha(CPL has amazing fixtures now and he returned to form last gw vs Liv) over Martial/Pulisic, KDB over Sterling (I for one went without any city cover and go differential with Salah + Mane)
    Are some of you planning long term are just getting on sudden form/price wagon?

    1. RECKLESS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      or*

  19. MC Hammer
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Anything more than 5 points from each of those chips is a win, considering recent history

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

      You've been playing them wrong if you believe that

      1. MC Hammer
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        It's all luck though, isn't it? I remember TCing Kane a couple of years ago for some easy fixture where he got 1 or 2 points

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

          With TC yep but 5 points from a BB is beyond unlucky

          1. MC Hammer
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 9 days ago

            haha yeah probably an extreme example of a rough

        2. Ratatouille
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          The Triple Captain chip is the most overrated in my opinion. Depends a lot on luck as compared to bench boost where you spread the risk on 4 players.

      2. MC Hammer
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        and a BB in a DGW where many players don't play the second game or only play part of it

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

          4 cheap nailed on subs should get you at least 9 - 12pts on a dgw

  20. gooner_112233445566
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    7 months, 9 days ago

    gaza, (mcgovern)
    taa, soy, lund, (rico), (kelly)
    sterling, kdb, mount, maddison, (dendon)
    kane (c), abraham, vardy

    2 ft's, 0.2 itb. what to do this week?

    a) sterling out for mane/salah
    b) sterling out for son/alli and abraham out for jesus
    c) kdb out for alli and abraham out for jesus

  21. Would Ed Woodward
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Guys, I need a little help, this was the week I always planned to get Liv attack back after WC but I've already used my 2FTs because I got itchy.

    Pope
    TAA Doherty Soy (Lund, Rico)
    Sterling* Son Martial Pulisic (Dendo)
    Vardy Abraham* Jimenez

    A) Sterling > Mane - 4
    B) Sterling > Salah -4
    C) why don't you already have Mane lol just hold and hope Sterling does something for once

    1. gooner_112233445566
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 months, 9 days ago

      c

    2. lindeg
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      C, but mane over salah any day if you must

    3. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      C

  22. Nespinha
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Current team:
    Pope, Button
    Robbo, Chilwell, Lundstram, Kelly, (Janmaat)
    (Salah), KDB, Mount, (Maddison), Dendoncker
    (Aguero), (Abraham), (Mousset)

    Janmaat -- Taylor
    Salah -- Mane
    Maddison -- Alli
    Abraham -- Rashford
    Aguero -- Vardy
    Mousset -- Ings

    YAY OR NAY?

    1. Nespinha
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      for WC of course

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        yes then. But i'd rather have jimenez and son than Alli and rashford

        1. Nespinha
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          Trying to have differentials over my mini league opponents,
          they all have son

    2. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      On WC?

      1. Nespinha
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        yes

  23. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    This worth doing? Would leave me with no City though...

    Sterling, KdB, Abraham -> Mane, Zaha, Kane (-4)

    1. gooner_112233445566
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 months, 9 days ago

      not for me

    2. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      I'm considering going no city.

      Decent moves apart from Zaha. Think hes over rated imo.
      Lucas might be a good pick.

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        That leaves me with triple spurs attack though

  24. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    In my opinion, this is looking into it waaaay too much, people love complicating a simple game

  25. The 12th Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Transfer used on Sterling > Mane.
    Any other changes needed?

    Pope
    TAA,Robertson,Söyüncü
    Mane,KDB,Maddison,Mount
    Jimenez,Vardy,Abraham

    Button,Lundstrum,Rico,Cantwell 0FT. 0.9m itb

    1. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      GTG

    2. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Start Lundstram over Abraham imho.

      1. The 12th Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Yeh that might happen anyway

  26. Nightf0x
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Which?
    A) lowton to robbo, bench tamy (if out) this gw 442
    B) lowton to lovren (to leave itb 2.0) same as A
    C) mount to puli, 343 (pending tamy situation), gw15 lowton to lovren/sheffield Def.
    D) tamy (if out) to bats/jimy/laca/firmino/jesus (each leave different itb to use later to replace lowton kely mount)
    E) mount lowton -4 to puli lovren, bench tamy 442

  27. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Likely to finally replace boly with the new addition 1st sub, coming on for abraham if he is out. Will want this player til new year.

    Narrowed it down to 2:

    A....aurier 4.9m - good fixture this weekend. Chelsea gw18 when lpool blank

    B....Cahill 4.5m. Burnley away this weekend. Newcastle gw18. Fantastic fixtures til new year.

    Who do I get? Will I regret spending the additional on aurier? Thanks

  28. jtreble
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Cantwell and Pukki still tops for value (points/GBP): no. 1 and no. 3 respectively. Amazing.

    1. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      I was looking to move Cantwell on for Traore but might just leave him on the bench.

  29. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    How did Salah look last night? Any merit in going for him over Mane?

    1. lindeg
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Looked awful, so did mane tho

    2. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      No merit at all.
      I own Salah btw and not Mane.

  30. Here Comes The Son ★
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Maybe it's because I don't own Mount but I think he looks great for the next few. It was just a tactical change based on tricky opposition. Looking at the next few fixtures, you'd fully expect Lampard to revert back to 4-2-3-1 maybe up until Spurs away. I personally think Mount will start all of the 'easier' fixtures.

    I do agree with most that Pulisic is the superior option, but don't you think he'll get rested in one of the next few? I don't own either and I'm trying to weigh up the best Chelsea attacker if Tammy is out.

    1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Happy with Pulisic myself - but I'd only upgrade from Mount if you have spare fts

    2. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Looking at Abraham,Mount > Mousset,Son after this GW if Mount doesn’t start and Abraham is out.

    3. lindeg
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      100% agree, baffled with all the mount > pulisic transfers

    4. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      I agree, looking at Sterling & Abraham -> Pulisic & Kane leaving me Pulisic & Mount for Chels.