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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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  1. pumpkinhead
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Tammy and Cantwell to Pulisic and Greenwood (switching to 3-5-2) - This move would also leave me 0.5itb to upgrade Roberto in net.

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

      Why on earth would you spend 2FTs to downgrade two players?

      1. pumpkinhead
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        You're the expert. Can't wait to go head to head in the top 10k any season they have on here.

        1. pumpkinhead
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          *Tournament

  2. Stoichkov#8
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Why people post questions about selling Abraham??
    We had info that its "not serious" so why selling him esp as it means lose value for many if they want him back soon.

    I see people take hits to get him and soon will use transfer or even hits to get him back. Why people? If coach and player say "its not serious" why you dont want that guy? Cuz he hed 45mins rest las game? I really dont get it.

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

      Relax lad. Wait for pressers tommorow to find out more about the extent of injury

      1. Stoichkov#8
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Im very realxed 😉 Just dont get it.

    2. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      It's about being proactive and getting a head of the situation. It not being that serious, doesn't mean he won't miss games. My thought on it is - If I can get in a player who can score point while other bench Tammy for the likes of Rico or Cantwell and then transfer him back, why not. (I will lose a little value but he may drop close to it if he doesn't play).

      1. pumpkinhead
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        That being said, I'm not making any transfers until Tammy is ruled out or seeing what is said tomorrow at the presser.

      2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 9 days ago

        If he's red-flagged, don't count on that drop. Maybe a max of -0.2M if he's out for 4+ GWs, and that's being generous

        1. pumpkinhead
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          He's not red flagged tho...

          1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 9 days ago

            Hence the "if"

            If he's ruled out by the club, FPL will change his flag to red, and then the price protection of the algorithm for red flags this season kicks in

            1. pumpkinhead
              • 5 Years
              7 months, 9 days ago

              I'm aware but at the moment he's not, so assuming he could drop in price over the course of the next week is not a radical assumption.

              1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                7 months, 9 days ago

                Understood

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

              I bought Tammy for 7.5mill if I sell him now he's worth 8mill do I get the additional 0.5mill to spend elsewhere?

              1. Zim0
                • 1 Year
                7 months, 9 days ago

                U get 0.2 extra

              2. pumpkinhead
                • 5 Years
                7 months, 9 days ago

                No - you get half rounded down. If you bought him for 7.4 and his purchase price is 8.0 you would have 7.7 to spend.

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

        You're not getting ahead of anything, if anything you'd be going behind everyone who are patient and wait for information, press and actual price changes. You'd have -100 points if you'd make a transfer each time a player is flagged at 50%.

        Just wait and have a reliable bench.

        1. pumpkinhead
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          Interesting. I actually said 'That being said, I'm not making any transfers until Tammy is ruled out or seeing what is said tomorrow at the presser.'

          I have a full playing bench but they are on the bench for a reason, they aren't consistent point scorers. If someone brought Tammy in for current purchase price. It could be a leg up this week to sell for an attacker that could outscore your bench. If he's back next week, easy enough transfer back. He could even drop in price and maybe this is the way to break the template.

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

            While it could well be the correct play to sell, let's not exaggerate the size of the 'leg up'. Firsty, he has to outscore your bench option, then you have to factor in the cost of NOT making a different transfer. As I say, for some people it will be optimal but it's certainly unlikely to be great unless he misses 3 or 4 gameweeks.

            1. pumpkinhead
              • 5 Years
              7 months, 9 days ago

              Chelsea play 3 times in 7 days. Thats a lot of games that 'could' be missed even with a knock so how is that exaggerating the leg up?

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

                Yes, if he is likely to miss those games, selling is almost certainly smart. You have a habit of responding to points nobody is making.

                1. pumpkinhead
                  • 5 Years
                  7 months, 9 days ago

                  Daft comment. I've responded to your points. You're completely missing the mark which is that I've already said (with my second comment) that I wouldn't make or do anything that I've said unless he was confirmed out.

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

        Anybody who has sold him is not ahead of any curve. They are stupid. Thinking about what your options will be in the case of minor/major injury is entirely sensible.

        Lots of people are stupid.

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

      If he's out for one game I'll probably keep but if it's more than that I think it could be a good opportunity to get some differential points as I'm chasing.

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

      cause people like to kneejerk:))) simple

      1. pumpkinhead
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        If he is confirmed out or does miss a game or more how is transferring him out a kneejerk?

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

          If you'd want him back after that 1 GW then it's just silly.

          1. pumpkinhead
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 9 days ago

            Not if you bought him for current price, could be worth the risk to bring in another playing attacker.

      2. Stoichkov#8
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        🙂

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

    Kelly has 3 cs and 1 assist in his 6 pl starts for palace this season.

    He might not offer what Ward offers going forward but he's definitely a decent backup to fill in until Ward returns

    1. Stoichkov#8
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      yep

    2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      He played most of those games as a backup CB. But yeah, he's a good FPL option until January

      Palace should finally replace Wan-B in January, but they can be stubborn

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

        Ive got him in gw3 on wc and still stuck with him

        Kelly its your time to shine in Christmas 😉

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

          Similar.
          Wc gw5.
          Started once for 6 and a kdb autosub for 7pts.

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

      Yeah, as usual, if I have a luxury transfer.....

  4. phily4321
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 9 days ago

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

    A) Sterling > Son
    B) Sterling & Willems > Son & Robbo -4
    C)Sterling & Connolly > Son & Jimenez -4
    D)Roll transfer and re-assess next week

    My head says keep sterling for one more week, my heart says go for son

  5. EL tridente
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Any news on Tammy?

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

      lol

    2. Stoichkov#8
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      yep, nothing serious

      1. pumpkinhead
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        lol

        1. Stoichkov#8
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          😉

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

      Dunno - check her website https://tammywynette.com/

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

      Pres conference revealed she is standing by her man...

      1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        A justified and ancient joke sir 😉

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

          Kane Laca Firmino 🙂

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

          much underrated reply.....:-)

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

            reply fail to Jarvish….

  6. Lev Yashin
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Barnes + Tammy -> Son + Greenwood

    Or does that leave my bench too weak?

    Ryan
    TAA, Robbo, Tomori, Lund
    KdB, Mané, Son, Martial
    Vardy, Jimenez

    Button, Greenwood, Rico, Saka

    Bench too weak?

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

      Lol @ greenwood

      1. Lev Yashin
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        What's not to like?

        Decent performance the other day with a busy schedule coming up. Not a bad fallback option.

    2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Rico to Kelly next GW and you can survive... I think

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

    Abe out for a few weeks would be a good template breaker

    1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Not really. The template has 12 players, not 11. It will just slim into the 11

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

        What?

        1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 9 days ago

          Lund vs Soy on the bench for most template owners

          So one member of the template being ruled out leads to a bench headache solution for the template, with transfers out then following a template pattern (Jimenez, Ings, Rash, Kane... Or put the money in midfield for Pulisic, Son, Alli, KDB)

  8. potatoace'scott talent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Has there been an article on FFS cup R1 yet.

    Or at least does anyone know what the cut off score was.

    1. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      9 maybe 10 but don't quote me on this

      1. potatoace'scott talent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        What do you mean, 9 or 10

  9. Warbling Wendy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Any news of Tammy?

    😀 heh heh

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

      he is still injured:)

      1. Warbling Wendy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Damn I was hoping he'd back for a poker session this evening with the lads. I guess we'll just have to ask that weird Turkish guy with long hair to come over and make up the numbers again.

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

    Now that Tammy has confirmed it’s nothing serious - he is most likely back for Villa. Dumb to transfer for -4 to Jesus?

    My bench is Willems, Hayden and Rico.

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

      do it!

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

      Yeah but will he bang against Villa if he comes back? He'll probably be a bit rusty after his lay off and need time to get back into form.

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

        Right..after a 10 match injury layoff you would expect him to be rusty.. it's not like he will miss 1.5 games of football, is it?

  11. Dr. Agabuse
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Rico or Taylor as 5th Defender?
    Guaita or Gazza?

    1. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Taylor - Guaita

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

      Taylor

  12. Dr. Agabuse
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Who is the likelier on bench vs WHAM at home?

    Kovacic
    Mount
    Pulisic? (180min since Sunday)

    1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Kovacic

    2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      I'd guess Kovacic on the basis they will likely set up more attacking at home to a crap West Ham than they did away to a tough Man City and Valencia.

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

      I think all three will play. If Bats/Giroud don't play someone will be false nine.

      1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 9 days ago

        It would be quite interesting to see a false 9 with Batsman and Giroud on the bench. The brazen lack of faith... I don't expect it at all, but the scenes! 😀

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

      Kovacic. Pulisic fears are inflated in my view.

    5. Gimli son of Gloin
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Pulisic (I own) if any .. Kovacic has been my favorite player to watch these last few weeks, outstanding form.

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

    So at this point- Vardy (based on form and fixtures) seems the go to captaincy option every week, no?

    I'm still coming to terms with this as I much prefer captaining a premium midfielder. On WC now- mainly to bring in Mane and get rid of some dead wood, but now wondering if it's even worth it to have 12 + million players (Mane, Sterling, Salah) if I can just leave the armband on Vardy more or less.

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

      You can get away with it but higher threshold when rotating between assets.

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

        fair. cheers

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

    Hi. Best boly replacement out of these? Likely needed to start this weekend. Squad player til new year is the plan...

    A...aurier 4.9

    B....Cahill 4.5

    Aurier better fixture this week. Cahill better gw18. Is aurier worth the extra cash?

    Thanks

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

      Cahill

    2. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Cahill has the fixtures but I'm looking at both.

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

        Cheers

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

      Primarily a bench pick? Cahill. Regular starter - Aurier.

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

        Cahill the man. Thanks

  15. DAVESAVES
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Okay, got 2FT, trying to explain as easy as possible.
    I guess all depends on Abrahams injury, please pick the one you think is best!

    A) Sterling&McGinn >> Son&Pulisic (Abraham bench and Rico plays)

    B) Sterling&McGinn&Abraham >> Son/Pulisic/Jimenez -4

    C) Sterling&Abraham >> Pulisic&Kane in (McGinn plays)

  16. Mané money
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Do we know the FFS Cup qualifying score yet?

    1. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      I'd like to know as well. No one responded to me

    2. Mané money
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      I have little hope with 61 pts

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      65 and a rank around 233K I think.

      1. Mané money
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        thanks TM.

        Will try again next year.

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

    Auba and Madds out for Party and Martial with 2 ft? Or is it waste of ft to lose Madds for Party?

    The team is:

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

    2ft, 0.1itb

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Yeah why lose Maddison?

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

        Don't want to do it but not that sure about having double Lei and Auba is a problem. Too much money for nothing. On the other hand I want Martial or Pulisic but don't want to lose KdB. This is whay I ask. This transfers seem like some sort of compromise.

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

          I'd have 4 Lei players if I could

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

            Hehe, Ideally now I would have double Che, Liv and Lei. Spurs can also became an option

    2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Auba to Vardy

      Then Tammy and/or Mousset to any of the available form options with good fixtures (aka template) if they're ruled out

      Rico to Kelly next GW, or later as a leisure transfer

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

        Auba and Mousse to Vardy(or even Rashford) and Ings?

  18. Bronski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Any news on Abraham injury?

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

      Gunshot wound...pity as the play was very good apparently...

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        😯

      2. EmreCan Hustle
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        This is borderline offensive.

        1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          Too soon?

          1. EmreCan Hustle
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 9 days ago

            Still fresh in my memory 😛

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

          Sorry I just tire of the same comments...its all in the tweets ....

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

          He's just fooling around.
          We're living through the revival of offensive. There's a couple of buffoons either side of the Atlantic who get away with much worse and plenty of folk vote for them...

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

            There is a line...I try not to cross it but no doubt some things get lost in translation

            1. EmreCan Hustle
              • 7 Years
              7 months, 9 days ago

              I wasn't offended really. Just saying....it was borderline. I am from India, there's a large ignorant quarter in my country that would get triggered with this. So I was just giving you a heads up 🙂 Force of habit.

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

                Yeah they wouldn't get the reference I guess.

                As the saying goes I may find what you say completely unacceptable but I will always defend your right to say it.

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

        😆

  19. EmreCan Hustle
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Looks like both Tammy and Lampard are trying to allay fears of a lengthy injury layoff, but I want to know about his availability this GW.

    Abraham: "So hopefully it's NOT TOO LONG. I think I'll have a scan tomorrow to see what the news is, hopefully it's just bruising."

    Lampard on Abraham: "....a bang on the hip, a strong bang. And then the word after the game, it might not be as severe as we first thought."

    Doesn't sound good for GW 14 IMO.

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

      He won't want to play at Villa so I reckon he will want to drag it out to GW15 before he returns

    2. the Penman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Lamps will do another press conference tomorrow. Chill.

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Cheers guys.

  20. Sturridge Wars
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Which option?

    A) Abraham > Jiménez
    B) Janmaat > Williams ( Man Utd )

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

    Which moves?

    1. Sterling + Abraham -> Mane + Batshuayi/Ings (free)
    2. Sterling, KdB + Abraham -> Mane + Zaha + Kane (-4). Would leave me with no City and double Spurs attack.
    3. Sterling, KdB + Abraham -> Mane + Pulisic + G.Jesus (-4)

  22. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    If Angel Gomes wasn't refusing a new contract, I think he'd be starting for the United 1st team in the hole. Phenomenal talent, hopefully showcased today against Astana. 5′3″ wizard.

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

      Is he angling for a move to Spain?

      1. Giggs Boson.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        His contract is up at the end of the season but I don't believe there's been any talk of him moving away yet. From what I've heard the club are trying to negotiate a new contract, but have said they won't play him until he signs a new deal. He wants the promise of game time.

        But because he's in today's squad, perhaps the club have made some concessions.

    2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      "The hole" is a bit of a rude way to describe Old Trafford.

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

        Think you might find Fred in there if you look right down the bottom...

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

      I remember when Man Utd fans were calling for James Wilson to start. Can't get on the bench for my mob these days.

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

    Have 8.6 to spend if I replaced Tammy. Lukaku looks good value at 8.5 every time I've been on the fpl site 🙂

  24. KingOllie
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Im being drawn into Firmino... is this a trap?

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

      Doesn't do it for me, but I can see the appeal. Great fixtures, nailed and the monkey is off his back. I've talked myself into it actually 🙂

    2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Hard to tell. He threw a good net in GW6 and caught a few

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

      Maybe, but then again I am also considered Jesus. Similar price point, but on pens. Also considering Kane.

  25. PikeyMikey
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Who to play?

    Dendo (SHU H)
    Ake (TOT A)
    Pieters (CRY H)

    ??

  26. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Shaw starts

  27. Warbling Wendy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Latest Abraham news - confirmed by Gerald across the road that he didn't go to school today, he stayed home and his mum took the day of work to bring him hot chocolate every few hours.

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

      Gerald the Gorilla?

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

      As a fairly typical child of divorce that sounds amazing 🙂

  28. BigBillyBass
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Advice please. What to do with this motley crew?

    Pope (Button)
    TAA Soy Tomori (Lund Rico)
    Sterling KDB Mane Tielemans Mount
    Vardy Tammy (Connolly)

    Have 2 FT and 0.1 ITB

    Cheers

  29. Teror
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    I might actually just do Abraham > Rashford on wildcard this week regardless of how long he's out for. Rashford's stats are much better and it's an easy move back to Abe.

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

    If liverpool get beat by Salsburg next round in CL its likely they are out.

    It's a possibility.

    1. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Difficult away match...

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      I would argue that it might be so bad for them - the Premier League is their main target this season. Klopp would be able to field a second XI in the Europa League.