Pro Pundits - Lateriser

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. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    A very interesting read Lateriser, thanks for posting. I'm not a great one for stats, but I never bought into the view that the Chips were only worth 2-3%. Rather, they are an obvious example of the importance of getting the big decisions right. They are also fun (at least, that's what I think), so its no surprise that we spend more time stressing over chip strategies than other big decisions.

    It is perhaps recognising when other, less obvious, key decision points emerge, that that is the mark of a top FPL Manager. I was struck by Tom Freeman's comment in his recent 'Meet the Manager' interview, about preferring to do his transfers late as it allows more time for new ideas and strategies to emerge. It led him to identify the opportunity of the Vardy bandwagon before it started, while I was still holding out for Pukki's 'haul' against Watford.

    This also means that sometimes, when we think we are making a low impact decision, we could really be making a high impact mistake. I recall a recent transfer of Cantwell to Dendoncker, when I had 2FT, which I was pleased about at the time because I was consolidating a transfer profit, and had no other fires to fight. Meanwhile, I was oblivious to the reality of what my 'no Vardy' plan could do to my rank.

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

    World no 1 chest players.

    FPL OR 37

    Played WC last week

    Out: Heaton(7),Aurier(6), KdB(7), Maddi(3), Haller(2), Robbo(6) = 31
    In: Gazza(2), Soy(6), Salah(0), Mane(9), Mouset(7), Reid(0), =24

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

      He's a chess player, always thinking 5 steps ahead, so keep track

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

        Probably this.

        It's like when people on here go mad LOLing at a move that Sutherns has made and then the following week or two they are declaring it genius!

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

          Yeah, eventually Vardy will stop scoring an Mark will be a genius.
          lol

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

            😆
            Apart from that perhaps.

            Always one to find the exception Tina

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

      what's a chest player? 😉

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

        Snap - you got there just before me but it sounds interesting for sure!

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

      How does one play chest?

      It sounds like more of a team sport, am I right? Does proficiency in said sport mean good things for FPL?

      Ok I'm tired I know it wasn't funny..... so Magnus Carlsen is fallible?!?

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

      He had Son, Vardy and Tammy already.

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

        So he now has a team with Salah, Mané, Tammy, Vardy, Soy, Mousset - pretty sure he knows what he's doing.

        The guy thinks like a machine

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

      There’s hope for us mere mortals then ...

    6. andy85wsm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      He'd be a handy winner for all article writers - Lots of check mate puns and the like

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

      A wildcard is a longer term decision. I don't hate his decision to play it there and take a calculated risk. I just don't agree with his choice in going Salah over Robbo given what we've seen of Pool lately. I don't think Salah will outscore even Son over the next few and he's 2.5m more expensive.

  3. Sarriball Time
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Captain...?

    A). Vardy
    B). Mane

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

      Vardy edges it for me

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

      A

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

      I'm leaning Mane but haven't analysed the team defensive stats yet.

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

    Which moves:

    1. Sterling + Abraham -> Mane/Salah + Batshuayi/Ings (free)

    or

    2. Sterling, KdB + Abraham -> Mane/Salah + Zaha + Kane (-4). Would leave me with no City and double Spurs attack.

  5. thepuntmaster
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Good afternoon all!

    Any advice on this please? No FT, but 1.0 itb.

    Pope (CRY)
    Tomori (WHU) - Lundy (wol) - Soyuncu (EVE)
    Mané (BHA) - Son (BOU) - Maddison (EVE) - Richarlison (lei)
    Auba (nor) - Vardy (EVE) - Tammy (WHU)

    Button - Cantwell (ARS) - Janmaat (sou) - Rico (tot)

    Have already used my FT this week, but was thinking of shifting Richi too. Now flags on Tammy (as well as Cantwell and Janmaat) got me worried. Do I...
    A) Leave as it
    B) Richarlison out (-4)
    C) Only take hit if Tammy injury serious and shift out

    Thanks!

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

      C

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

      C) in my humble opinion. I'm faced with a similar issue (minus the Rico problem ) with cantwell/ guendouzi and diop (suspended) on bench. I suppose a lot may do tammy to jimenez. I'm gonna wait for tammy news.
      Good luck for the gameweek.

  6. Tomerick
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Tempted to captain Pulisic over Vardy this week. Is this foolish?

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

      No, but I'm capping Vardy.

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

      Do you think Pulisic will start?

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

        Man, I might cry if he doesn't and no one wants that.

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

      could be a great differential depending on your rivals in ML's so why not..

    4. Plonatron
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      noone can answer that. If Pulisic outperforms Vardy you'll shoot up the rankings and if he doesnt you might lose rankings. Both have good fixtures, just do whatever excites you the most!

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

      Not foolish. Vardy will blank eventually. But would be put off if Tammy is out personally.

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

        Blasphemy!!

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

      No. But owning is enough for me with Vardy and Mane

    7. Tomerick
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Thanks all.

    8. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      I'm tempted by him too. Think he has a very high ceiling and Roberto is useless.

  7. No Totti No Party
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Heaton , Luiz, Digne, Rico, Martial, Tammy ->->->
    Mccathy, Aurier TAA Robbo Pulisic< Ayew
    worth a wc ?
    Others are Pope, Lund, Mane, KDB, Son, Dendo,Vardy, Jimmy

  8. pompeyupnorth
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Advice required please.. Am around 40 behind main rival so need to mix things up a bit as teams are similar, hence the Spurs. I appreciate it is a gamble, but one worth taking?? On a card Zero ITB.

    Ryan (Button)

    Soyunco Tomori Rico Aurier Lund

    Pulisic Maddy Mane Son Cantwell

    Kane(C) Vardy Abra

    Cheers!

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

      20m worth of attacking Spurs players managed by Mourinho is a huge risk. I personally think it's better to take risks around the time of the DGWs, but that's just me.

      One of Kane/Son is enough imo 🙂

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

        Yes it is a concern to be honest hence me asking, so I appreciate the reply thanks..

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

      40 points is nothing given how long there is left.. would punt on Jesus over Kane as you have Son

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

        Cheers... history between us shows it’s hard to close around a 50 gap tbh as we think similar but I get your point tbh.. very risky

  9. GARY AND JAMIE
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Thanks Roy, at least you have clarified yet another injury for me....no luck this year...

  10. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    So we need to keep Mount now ?

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

      We?

      1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        keep or -4 hit for Delle Alli ?

    2. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      There is no we. We are not a team. Do what you want with him

      1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        keep or -4 hit for Delle Alli ?!

    3. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Well i might keep him in my team as differential 🙂

      1. fr3d
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        He's not a differential either

        1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          How ? Everyone sold him for Pulisic. It will backfire 100%

  11. HarryB29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Joel Ward out for 'a number of weeks', Kelly nailed on at 4.1 for the xmas period?

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

      Yeah some great fixtures too, may swap in for Rico if I do nothing else.

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

      Should do

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

      Number of weeks is too ambigious to make a decision. For me GW18 and GW19 will be key for a defender that I get and there is no way of knowing whether Ward will be back by then.

      1. HarryB29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/crystal-palace-defender-joel-ward-sidelined-with-serious-knee-injury-to-hand-roy-hodgson-rightback-a4299366.html

        This article seems to suggest that the injury to Ward is quite serious, and that Kelly will be nailed for a while

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

          Thanks, that's useful. My comment was just based on that statement I saw in FFS Twitter, but in that case Kelly seems quite safe for a while.

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

      I shall have a palace defender from week 15 -21 even if it's just 1st sub (as there will be plenty of no shows). It will either be Kelly or cahill as I think pva is overpriced.

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

    Would you do D. James > Dele Alli for free?

    1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Afcourse, im thinking mount to Delle Alli for a hit...

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

        James home to villa though?

        1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          There is only one United in the PL. And thats Sheffield !

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

            Haha right, cheers

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

      Great upgrade

  13. cheeky moses
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    RMWCT please:

    Ryan (Button)
    TAA, Soy, Aurier (Lund, Rico)
    Mane, Kdb, Maddi, Puli (DD)
    Kane, Vardy, Ings

    Try to fit in Son? Could do Rashford and Son over Kane and Maddi.

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

      Decent..You can't have everyone..

      1. cheeky moses
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        cheers

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

    AWB to Kelly, Tammy to Kane worth a -4? Or just AWB to Trent for free?

  15. DannyDrinkVodka
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Salah(c) and it feels good

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

        Capping Salah hasn't really felt good in a long time.

        1. DannyDrinkVodka
            7 months, 9 days ago

            Agreed, but I’ve had this date circled on the GW calendar for far too long and I’m doing it baby

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

        As Joel Ward out for a few weeks is Kelly nailed in absence? Looking to get in Palace defender for good fixtures run

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

          Good fixtures run + crap team = major disappointment.

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

            Yet NOMAR owns Janmaat and Danny Ings..

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

              What's Ings done since I got him last week?

              Janmaat is bench fodder and may well be transferred out for Taylor.

              Thanks for playing, though.

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

                According to you though, he will be a major disappointment 😉 hehe

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

                What's the news on Janmaat by the way? I've seen he's injured - does anyone know the extent?

        2. HarryB29
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          He will be coming in for me now, was going to go with Charlie Taylor but Palace fixtures are way better so Kelly the best option at that price

        3. The Man Pastore
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          Should be

      3. 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,

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

        Everybody seem to sell Sterling bit he still hasn't dropped in price?

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

          Mark still owns him.

        2. No Professionals
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          Whereas someone so much as thinks about putting a united player in and their price jumps up

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

          Maybe tomorrow night.

      5. Lignja
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Who to put as first sub,I want to keep Abraham and i know my bench is weak...

        Kelly, Rico, Dendoker

        Pope
        Taa, Soyuncu, Lundstram
        Mane, Kdb, Son, Pulisic
        Abraham*, Vardy, Jimenez

      6. Ragnar Lothbrok
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Time to remove Sterling? Or should I make a different transfer?

        Ryan (Button)
        TAA / Chilwell / Lundstram (Tomori / Janmaat)
        Mane / Mount / Tielemans / Sterling (Dendon)
        Vardy / Rashford / Tammy

        Not keen on losing Tammy yet, gonna play that one by ear

        Players required as a matter of urgency could be: Son, Pulisic ?

        TIA

      7. No Professionals
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Ward out "for a few weeks", makes kelly a decent option again

      8. Super Jack Grealish
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Any opinions on what to do with this mess then?

        Gaz, Button
        TAA, Lundy, Soyuncu, Tomori, Rico
        Sterling, Mane, KDB, Mount, Barnes
        Vardy, Tammy, Connolly

        2FT 0.1 ITB

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

          Tammy, Mount, Sterling -> Ings, Son, Pulisic. Something like dat

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

        Guys will you still start tammy?

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

          I will yes dependiing on pressers tomorrow, but got Cantwell as first sub

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

            Nice i have soy as my first sub

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

          Yeah, why not? Either he plays or he doesn't imo

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

          No. Hes first on my bench

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

            Nt afriad he gonna start and score?

      10. Monkey Hanger
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Potter given two year contract extension. Brighton already saying leave our man alone, before the probable manager merry go round begins.

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

        Which moves?

        1. Sterling + Abraham -> Mane/Salah + Batshuayi/Ings (free)

        or

        2. Sterling, KdB + Abraham -> Mane/Salah + Zaha + Kane (-4). Would leave me with no City and double Spurs attack.

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

          I think Giroud will see some time now, not sure about Bats

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

            I'm not sure, Bats tends to come on for Abraham and Chelsea's next few are decent. Still, I really like Ings...

            Would you do 1 or 2?

      12. boc610
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        did the person who gave Wilshire a 3 year contact also sign Roberto?

      13. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        I'm starting to regret getting Son a little bit. I had the option of getting a whole host of interesting options for Sterling but moved early for Son to hit a price rise in order to afford Pulisic as well. I didn't want to, but I risked not being able to do Sterling + Cantwell > Son + Pulisic

        I can still do it, but I think I like Firmino just a little more. He's much more of a differential and those fixtures are really good. We'll see.

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

          I can see why. Great player but I'd like to see another game or two in case I back the wrong horse. Plus, no FT as I got Pulisic in 🙂

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

            By the time you wait it's over. That's the thing with FPL. If you wait until say Firmino hits a hat-trick vs Brighton, that's it, you haven't gotten those points and he has just 3 more games before he has a blank.

        2. GARY AND JAMIE
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          Bobby has to go big soon and for a while...too good a player not to...

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

          same, had 2 FTs and used one for Sterling > Son and now Tammy potential moves are not as interesting without hits. Wish I'd held off, gone Zaha and then the £ to get Jesus/Firm

      14. grooveymatt65
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Hi guys 

        what do people think of: Sterling, De Bruyne and Abraham to Son,Pulisic and Kane for -4?

        current attacking team is:-

        Mane De Bruyne Sterling Maddison Stephens

        Vardy Abraham Ings

        thanks guys! 🙂 🙂

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

          I think 1 spurs attacker is enough for the next 4 gws, after that, you can load up some more

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

        If Tammy is out long term would you do Auba&Tammy&Maddison to Vardy&Rashford&Pulisic for -4?

        The team is:

        Pope Button
        TAA Lund Soyuncu Rico Guilbert
        Salah KdB Son Maddison Dendo
        Auba Tammy Mousset

        2ft, 0.1itb

      16. Will Kane
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Hi all. I'm thinking that rather than replace Tammy I will upgrade Lowton or Rico and play 4-4-2 whilst he is out.

        Money is no object - so who to go for? The only limitation is that I already have triple Leicester.

        TAA, Soy, Lund, Rico*, Lowton*

        I'm thinking Robertson - but would like some other suggestions.