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

    Got a lot of TV due to getting Tammy in early. Should I:

    Transfer him out (for a hit) to:
    1) Ings
    2) Jimmy
    3) Other

    Keep him and play:
    A) Kelly
    B) Dendo
    C) Rico

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

      Depends on all the presser news.

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

      Surely you know nobody can answer this unless they are his doctor. Just wait.

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

    Is Son and Kane overkill?

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

      Yes

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

      no imo

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

      Not at all.

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

      Very brave move imo. Want to see more of Spurs under Mou before even considering that move. But could work, why not.

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

        7 goals in 2 games is a decent start.

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

          It is but Mou is not that special anymore. I am keeping eye on their defence more then looking at doubling up in attack. Have only Son for 5 gw now and planning to keep him no matter what.

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

      Not really that simple. They will almost certainly score well. What was the opportunity cost of bringing them in, though?

  3. yer old da
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Keeping Tammy in my starting XI and if he doesn’t play Lundstram comes in, simples.

    Would rather use my 2FT to bring Pulisic in for Mount, funded by Pope > Button.

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

      Play Lundstram regardless

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

      Sounds good, all the best.

    3. yer old da
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Or Sterling > KDB/Son and just take out Tammy for Rashford

  4. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Boufal out with a stubbed toe is a good one.
    Rio doing his knee playing Playstation is probably better.

    But no one will ever top Darius Vassel and the power drill

      1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Oof

        That's a good one, but I still prefer the sheer stupidity of trying to drain a blood blister by taking a power tool to your toenail

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

          Using a drill bit to drain a blood blister is proper old school (although usually it's to relieve the pressure on a bruised finger or toe nail).

          Its pretty wise to not have it attached to the power tool though.

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

      Years back We had Noel Whelan out when he decided to kick in a shop window whilst on the lash. Cut his achilles tendon bright lad, 🙂

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

      Canizares will be the one I always remember. Dropped a bottle of aftershave and severed a tendon in his toe. This was right before the world cup in '02. He was the starting keeper too.

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

        A goalie drops and can't catch an aftershave bottle? Deservedly out of the world cup imo...

  5. True Deadzoner
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Got Kelly over Rico on WC and stuck with him, it's your turn Kelly

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

    What's happening with Janmaat?

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

      Have to hang on for QSF

  7. Jackie Moon
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 9 days ago

    I love this article! I have always thought of it more this way than ‘it’s only 20 or so points per chip so not big on the whole game’.

    When I look at my rivals we only have about 3-5 different starters each weak. Usually a couple of the cheap ones blank so maybe 1-3 variables. So a 10-20 point swing on each chip or captain has a huge impact.

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

    United team vs Astana: Grant; Laird, Bernard, Axel, Shaw; Garner, Levitt; Chong, Lingard Gomes; Greenwood

    Laird is one to watch.

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

      Nice to see this, all the main guys having a rest.

    2. Ole's at the wheel
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Good decision but still shitty management as never saw any tactical changes made . Good for the youth to have this opportunity and not so bad at all...

  9. Soto Ayam
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Who to bench?

    A) Lund, B) jiminez, or C} KDB

    If Tammy is out, then never mind

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

      If benching C then rather sell him and "upgrade" elsewhere. And neither from those 3 but if you have to then Sir Lund and keep your fingers crossed.

      1. Soto Ayam
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Don't wanna sell kdb, just saw Newcastle has very decent defence at home

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

          Yes bit still you don't bench KdB. The guy is set and forget. Rather sell him if you are planning to do that and have other City cover.

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

      A

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

      How are these even options to bench? Jimmy is great form, KDB arguably the best player in the league. I'm shook.

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

        Arguably? Absolutely definitely. A wizard with two wands.

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

          k

      2. Soto Ayam
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Tas, Rob, soy (Lund, Rico)
        Mane, pul, tiele {kdb, hayd)
        Vardy, Tammy (jiminez)

        One of lund, kdb, Jim has to join Rico and hayd

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

          Good team gl

          1. Soto Ayam
            7 months, 9 days ago

            Cheers...

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

          Tielemans, Hayden,Rico

          1. Soto Ayam
            7 months, 9 days ago

            Thanks...

        3. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          Bench Lund. If your worried of a haul, bench Soy. Not kdb or jim

    4. Feed tha Sheep
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      You are hardly going to bench B or C. Who is the rest of you def? If you don’t play KDB against new why would you have him?

      1. Soto Ayam
        7 months, 9 days ago

        I don't see newc away as that easy a game for city.

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

      You must have someone else. Unless your defenders are TAA, Robbo and Aurier I would bench any of them instead of Lundstram, Jimi or KdB.

      1. Soto Ayam
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Tas, Rob, soy.

        I'll probably bench Lund

        1. Soto Ayam
          7 months, 9 days ago

          And thanks

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

    Who’s plotting a Tammy to Kane move?

    1. Feed tha Sheep
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Me. Had planned on Pulisic in for Traore but think will have to do the Kane move have the exact money to do so for free

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

        I’m expecting a price rise

  11. The Fantasy Doctor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Is Reid likely to play for West Ham? Was a third sub but might need him if Tammy out. Already on -4.

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

      Reid didnt play a minute. Is he smh in the frame of playing?

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

        He’s been injured for a while. Some said he might get in team.

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

          Comments don't sound great for a Reid return to start this week.

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

        Team news has Rice back there.

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

    So how did Salah look in his 90mins?

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

      Didn't see all but post match review analysis said he wasn't sharp.

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

      As much as it pains me to say, he looked poor. But, relatively speaking, so did all of our key assets....

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

    Darn it, just stubbed my toe on the edge of the desk....25% yellow flag for a sickie tomorrow...

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

    For People saying its "Just" a bruised rib. Im no Doctor but here is what i found from Dr Google

    Usually, rib injuries heal on their own. Bruised and broken ribs heal in a similar way and typically get better within 3–6 weeks. If a person is not feeling better in a few weeks, they should contact their doctor, who may request more testing

    What do you make of it Tammy owners?

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

      sell him, easy to get him back if needed

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

        Yh Im looking to do Tammy Yarmo --> Ings Pulisic.(-4)

        Can swap out Auba when Tammy fully recovers. Thoughts on the move?

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

          sounds good to me

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

            Cheers mate

      2. Zlatanzo
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Many have value tied up in him though

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

          Assuming he drops by 0.2 then id have to pay only 0.2 more to get him in. Not that a bigger concern i guess

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

      As someone 75 points behind ML leader I have to look at others and there are plenty firing right now...

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

        Same. Im tempted by Ings. Can always bring Tammy back easily as i own Auba.

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

      I make that he will definitely be out this weekend, but I won't take him out as won't it be difficult to bring him back due to his price increase?

    4. I hate Moreno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Tammy and McGinn to Ings and Pulisic for a hit. Wildcard in back pocket to correct the inevitable mistake. Ignoring the value tied up and treating it as an opportunity. Rather hear from the Chelsea team doctor than Doctor Google though.

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

        Dr Google will have you at 3 months to live for a common cold symptoms probably

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

          Good one 😀

    5. The Fantasy Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Who injured their rib? Didn’t he injury his hip. Very difficult to fracture hip without high impact (car crash)

    6. zdrojo187
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      It was not a rib...
      Just Hip...

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

    Sterling out for WHOM ? Or just stick it out even further

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

      I have other issues so will hold. If that YC comes it will make life easier...

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

    Bench order considering the first one may have to come on for Tammy?

    A) Dendo (SHU)
    B) Willems (MCI)
    C) Rico (tot)

    Currently on ABC but I know it's definitely not the strongest of benches!

    1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      I'd go B,C,A.

      Dendoncker is good shout for 2 points but nothing else.
      The other two are a good shout for 1 or 0 points but there's a possibility of them doing something.

      Willems got 7 away to Liv and 12 home to MUN

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

        Thanks mate - I get the logic. Think was just put off having Willems first because it's MCI but I do like his ability to sneak returns so you may be right!

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      B has the highest potential

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

        I was put off by it being MCI but he has shown he can do it (vs LIV for e.g) so you're prob right

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

    Three flags lighting up my bench. Screw saving that FT.

  18. Daghe Munegu
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    If Tammy is out more than on game

    Tammy + Richarlison to

    A: Son + Batshuayi -4
    B: Kane + Traoré - 4

    Have exact funds for A

    1. Stef rocks
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      No point of posting a question that starts with if - just wait and observe - WOL and MAN are also playing tonight

      1. Daghe Munegu
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Thank you so much.

    2. TONY123
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      The Batsman is a transfer waiting to happen, there are better alternatives.

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

    a) Rashford and Jimenez
    b) Kane and Ings

    Choose your pair!

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

      A due to likely more minutes.

  20. TONY123
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Depending on the severity of Abraham's injury, I'm looking at three transfers for -4, which one of these would you prefer?
    Sterling, Mount, Abe to
    A) Pulisic, Son, Rashford
    B) Pulisic, Maddison, Kane

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

      A by a lot.

      Son + Rashford are better than Maddison + Kane by a distance imo.

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

    Which duo is better
    A) Sterling + Alli
    B) KDB + Son

    B leaves me with 1.2m more itb

    1. TONY123
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      B

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

      B for me.

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

      I'd say B

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

      B no brainier

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

      B - not even close

  22. No Salah
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    1FT. Sterling >> Salah for free? Already have Mane.

    1. TONY123
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Will you change your username then?

    2. Ashwatthama hai apun
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      I did the same move... but regretting already...
      as Aguero news turns out... sterling might explode without him

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

    Anyone else prefer Ings to Jimenez as an Abraham replacement? Cheaper and better fixtures.

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

      Will he play all the good fixtures?

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

        It's a risk with his injury record but could be gold if he stays fit.

    2. Zlatanzo
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Solid differential

  24. Ashwatthama hai apun
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Auba > Jesus for (-4) hit???

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

      No.

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

      Not this week.

      1. Ashwatthama hai apun
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Those fixtures are keeping Auba in my team from past many weeks.

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

          Go for it then, might not pay off this week though. Also depends on where you'll spend the change.

    3. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Actually, do it. Fortune favours the brave and Jesus always looks good when he strings a few games together.

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

    0.8m kn the bank. 1FT. Lascelles 5th defender at 4.4m I'm thinking I'll need 5 for December at some stages. Also waiting on Janmaat fitness update.

    Sell Lascelles for :
    A. Aurier.
    B. Soyuncu.
    C. Clark.
    D. Cahill
    E: Your suggestion.

    Cheers and Happy Christmas 🙂

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

      5th defender?

      kelly/taylor depending which games youll need them

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

        Cheers. Could be third defender if it's A or B though. Other defenders are Dunk, TAA and Lundstram. Will sell TAA after next two GWs if Pool not getting cleansheets. No reason to tie up >7m for a defender getting sporadic attacking returns.

  26. Fuddled FC
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    If pressers confirm Tammy is out I'm soooo tempted to do

    Mount & Tammy > Son & Ings (-4)

    Foolish or brave?

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

      If he missed this weekend, there is every chance he'll miss Tuesday and at that point, swapping for either Rashford or Jiminez looks like a very obvious choice.

    2. Ashwatthama hai apun
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      why so much hate for Mount recently?

      1. Ashwatthama hai apun
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Mount was tactically dropped to bench so that Lampard can field 3 DMs against storng City side.

      2. Fuddled FC
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        hate is a bit harsh.. there are just other more attractive options at the moment

      3. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Because he's not that good and was overperforming at the start of the season which made everyone hype him up because he's English and under Lampard and Chelsea Academy

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

        Lack of points recently compared to Pulisic.

    3. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Depends how good your bench is and how much money you have tied up in Abraham.

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

    Pope, Button
    Robertson, Chilwell, Lundstram, Kelly, Janmaat
    Salah, KDB, Maddison, Mount, Dendoncker
    Aguero, Abraham, Mousset

    A) Aguero -- Vardy
    B) Aguero + Mount -- Rashford + Alli (-4)
    C) Aguero + Abraham -- Rashford + Vardy (-4)
    D) Just use a wildcard and solve this mess removing Salah, Mount, Aguero, Abraham, Mousset, Maddison

  28. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Lingard captaining the side. Must be the youngest ever Europa league captain? What a bright talent that lad is

    1. Ashwatthama hai apun
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Captain, Leader, Legend... already.

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

        Under-performer. Journeyman. Wasted promise .... just saying.

  29. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Ugh. Abraham being out for WHU would suck so hard it's basically free points

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

      everyone decent owns him, its those who play it correctly (hold or sell) who will reap the rewards

  30. Liberate HK - antichinazi
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 9 days ago

    D Martin
    Aurier TAA Robertson
    Cantwell KDB Mane Son (C) H.Barnes
    Jimmy Vardy
    Sub: Ryan Lundy Rico Abraham

    FT spent

    G2G?