Pro Pundits - Sam

No room for the heart when playing FPL

Some Fantasy Premier League selections are made based on form, some on fixtures, some on a gut feeling and some come from the heart. 

This season I am learning that the heart should not be trusted where FPL is concerned.

This is something that I have always known and I have tried historically to base my choices on tangible evidence but this season one man crept in.

This was, in part, due to the price reduction he had at the start of the season but also due to a need for a talisman, someone I really trusted alongside my maverick John Lundstram (£5.1m), John McGinn (£5.8m), Dean Henderson (£4.7m) and Diego Rico (£4.3m) picks.

Harry Kane (£10.9m), should have been the perfect striker – playing in a team who made it all the way to the Champions League final and at the low price point of just £11.0m at the time.

However, Spurs have been far from their best this season and Kane far from his, playing more as a defensive midfielder under Mauricio Pochetino than a striker.

Fast forward to Gameweek 14, Kane nearly left my team but the arrival of Jose Mourinho changed things. Would Spurs improve? Would Kane play as an out and out striker again?

Would the Fantasy hauls return?

Suddenly it was the wrong time to get rid, especially as he had a price rise with other managers bringing him in.

However, my gut feeling (which should always be followed) was to switch him for Dele Alli (£8.6m) who I spoke at length about on every FPL show and podcast that week.

Nonetheless, I held Kane who failed to return when Dele did. This has been repeated in both Gameweeks 14 and 15.

The stay of execution is over, this week Kane will go.

Having watched Kane against Manchester United revert back to playing deeper when Spurs fell behind, whilst Dele was in and around the box making all the right runs, it was apparent which Spurs asset is the one to own and it’s the one playing as the number 10 not the meant to be playing as the number 9.

Having two transfers going into Gameweek 16 means that I am able to make a change in my strike force and midfield without taking a points hit. McGinn is the unfortunate casualty in order for me to bring in Dele.  

Whilst the Aston Villa man was fantastic in the early Gameweeks of the season the points have dried up of late and with a Kane downgrade up-top, I have plenty of budget to afford the upgrade to Dele. This leaves me with £8.2m for a third striker alongside Vardy and Abraham.

There are a few decent options in this price bracket. 

Raúl Jimenez (£7.7m), Danny Ings (£6.2m) and Lys Mousset (£5.1m) are the three in contention for the spot.

Having used the Members Area to compare the players the results are interesting.  

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3,982 Comments Post a Comment
  1. KANTEnders
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Morning all!

    Play one:
    1) mount
    2) Kelly
    3) mousset
    4) Rico

    Captain :
    A) mane
    B) Vardy
    C) son

    Cheers!

    1. Crump
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      1
      Who knows? I'm going B but tempted by C

    2. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      2c

  2. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Did I miss any news on Mané? Klopp confirmed he will get a rest? Definitely seems like it from the madness I'm reading on here

  3. myteamissheeeeeeeet
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Do I need to WC? Subs are bad! Already used my transfer on Dendonker to Madison.

    Ryan
    Soy Robbo Lund
    Mane(c) Maddy KDB Pulisic Son
    Vardy Jimmy

    Button, Rico, Greenwood, Janmaat

    Would like Alli and Tammy if I was to WC!

    1. Crump
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I don't think ur squad is bad enough to WC

    2. jensonbenderon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      No need for WC

  4. Lucas8406
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Henderson
      Lundstram Soyuncu Robertson
      Mane KDB Mount Son
      Jimenez Vardy Abraham
      (Button, Kelly, Dendoncker, Rico)

      Any moves?
      Mount to Alli?
      Play Kelly for Lundstram because of double Sheffield?

    • sumatera
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Sterling +Greenwood

      To

      Alli + Ings

      Do it or not?

      1. sumatera
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        BTW 2FT
        Frees up 1.6

      2. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        No, as I mentioned earlier, Greenwood getting more time and an enabler.

      3. jensonbenderon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yes do it

    • jackhammer1
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      If you didn't have Lundstram would you make the move Tomori to Lundstram this week? Or ride it out one more week and save?

      1. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Save. Lund so over tbh just not worth getting rid.

    • OJS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Help please! I’m new to this forum and would appreciate experts opinion

      Which one will you bench (please tell me if not any of those either), thanks
      A. Lund
      B. Pulisic
      C. Kelly
      D. Ings

      Team
      Ryan
      Aurier, Periera, Lund
      Mané, kDB, Son, Pulisic
      Vardy(C), Abraham, Ings

      Subs: Button, Kelly , Soyncu, Cantwell

    • Mr. Wizard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Ings or Tammy?

    • ‘Tis the Season
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Mane (C) over Alli in the last minute. Klopp PLEASE dont let me down mate

    • Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      All credibility destroyed today
      "Pro pundits" up in flames

    • Liberate HK - antichinazi
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Will Rash get 3 bps?

    • shaun_drift
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      This season's continues to punish.