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Mané no-show increases attention on Vardy for captaincy

Fantasy Premier League managers ranked inside the top 10,000 worldwide will be looking to Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) for the Gameweek 16 captaincy after Sadio Mané (£12.3m) failed to show for Liverpool.

The Leicester man remains the favourite captain option among this season’s highest-ranking managers, although his dominance is not quite what we saw in Gameweek 15.

The Leicester man was handed the armband by over 80% of the top 10k ahead of a midweek meeting with Watford but after he secured just five points on Wednesday night, and Mané exploded against Everton, the balance naturally swung away from him.

The top 10k captaincy picks for GW16

That said, Vardy’s majority at this level is still fairly large for Gameweek 16, a gap of 19.8 percentage points between him and Mané, who was backed by 22.5%.

Furthermore, it now looks as if those who backed the Senegal international with the armband will have to rely on Vardy now anyway, considering he was rested and remained on the bench at the Vitality Stadium, where Liverpool won 3-0 without him.

Vardy was vice-captained by 26.3% of the top 10k managers for Gameweek 16, a large portion of these likely to be Mané captainers.

A 5-0 win for Spurs was good news for those bold enough to hand the armband to either Son Heung-min (£9.9m) or Dele Alli (£8.6m).

The data shows us that, inside the top 10k managers, they were seen as the differential options for the armband this week with Son backed by 11.5% and Alli just 5.9%.

They both delivered for their brave backers, the South Korean registering a 12-point haul from a goal and an assist while Alli produced two assists for a total of nine points.

Support for Nick Pope (£4.7m) among the top 10k continues to diminish considering Burnley’s recent drubbings to top-six sides.

He was owned by 38.9% going into Gameweek 15 before conceding four in a defeat to Manchester City.

That led to just 33.8% for Gameweek 16, in which Pope and his team-mates were beaten 5-0 by Spurs.

However, the Clarets do go up against Newcastle at Turf Moor in Gameweek 17 so it will be interesting to see how many stick with Pope, with Vicente Guaita (£5.0m) recently bursting onto the scene.

A combination of defensive injuries at Crystal Palace and an upturn in clean sheets has helped Martin Kelly (£4.2m) climb the pecking order among the defenders.

He helped the Eagles to a third successive shutout on Saturday afternoon, in a 0-0 draw with Watford, earning two bonus points in the process.

Kelly is still a long way off John Lundstram‘s (£5.1m) ownership in the top 10k (90.5%), but a presence in over half of squads at that level is still worth noting, especially considering Palace’s appealing festive schedule.

In midfield, Son experienced a slight dip from 38.2% to 36.1%, punishing anyone who lost faith in him with that 12-point haul.

By comparison, there will be plenty of eyes on James Maddison (£7.7m), whose Gameweek 15 goal against Watford took him from 40.7% top 10k ownership to 50.3% ahead of the trip to Aston Villa.

Meanwhile, the in-form Alli is yet to surface in the top-five most popular assets among the top 10k, highlighting his continued potential as a differential.

The main shift among the forward players saw Tammy Abraham (£7.9m) consolidate his ownership inside the top 10k.

In Gameweek 15, just 40% of them were in possession of the Chelsea man, when he scored 12 points against Aston Villa.

However, that grew to 57.5% after the Gameweek 16 deadline, in time for Abraham to blank in a 3-1 defeat for Chelsea at Goodison Park.

By comparison, Raúl Jiménez (£7.6m) has lost considerable support among the top 10k.

He was owned by 50.7% of them for Gameweek 15 but has seen his ownership at this level plummet to 36.5% now that the Gameweek 16 deadline has passed.

It is believed that a number of his sales since Thursday have been influenced by the form of Marcus Rashford (£8.8m), although the Manchester United forward – who found the net at the Etihad Stadium – remains a potential differential among the top 10k as he is not in the top three for forward ownership.

It also means that, despite a goal in each of his last four Premier League matches, Danny Ings (£6.3m) can also be used as a differential at this level.

Finally, an examination of the chip usage shows that the Bench Boost was the most popular for Gameweek 16.

A total of 1.7% of the top 10k deployed it this weekend and may, therefore, have been somewhat frustrated by the number of rotated and blanking players across the division.

The Wildcard edges closer to complete consumption by the top 10k, as 0.8% of them played it for Gameweek 16.

At this point 78.8% of them have used it, while 21.2% are holding it to best exploit the Christmas period.

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2,657 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    How come that injured Aurier rising in price?

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Transfer IN before getting injured probably

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Mass Taa sellers maybe

  2. seewhyaxe
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    4 consecutive red arrows. What’s wrong with her?

    Pope, button
    Robbo, Rico, Lunds, Tomori, Soy
    Mane, KDB, Son, Zaha, Hayden
    Vardy, Abraham, Jim

    Got 2 fts and 1m itb.

    1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Tomori, zaha and jimi out

    2. SH
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Due to captain choice? Nothing seems wrong particularly. Try to get Spurs players

  3. Slitherene
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Already got in Kelly with 1 FT
    What to do with the 2nd FT?

    Pope Heaton
    Aurier Matip* Baldock Soyuncu Kelly
    KdB Salah Mount Maddison Zaha
    Vardy Rashford Ings

    1.2 ITB

    Matip -> ??

    Just cannot decide.

    1. MyBall MyRules
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      There is a bloke that plays for Sheffield united called Lord Lundstram...

      1. maratus
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Lundstram was amazing pick in start of the season. With current form and price tag its debatable.

    2. Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Lord Lundy is on 4 YC. The player I want in, ideally need him to play atleast till GW 20, then I WC.

  4. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Kdb and Ings to martial and rasford worth - 4 hit?

    1. Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Could backfire

    2. maratus
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Martial? Noway.

    3. SH
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Rashford yes, Martial could be a troll

    4. jimski
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      No.

    5. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      With Dilva.

    6. jayzico
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Yup I just did KdB + Jim > Rash + Dilva

  5. marzo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Bus Team for next GW- Save if all fit or make a move?

    Henderson.
    Robbo, Soyuncu, Lundstram, Kelly.
    Pulisic, Mane(vc), KDB, Salah.
    Abraham, Vardy (c).
    Button, Cantwell, Williams, Wickham.
    1ft. 0.4m ITB. WC around GW 19/20 probably..

  6. The Overthinker - I blame R…
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Benching headache for gw 17

    1. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Kelly to be benched again and uam going to miss another CS of him

  7. King Kohli
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Those of you who have already pulled the trigger this week, what happens if Lundy gets his 5th yellow today and Aurier is ruled out?
    Also many midweek games to go.

    1. maratus
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Seems unlikely that any serious players have already done transfers.

    2. Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Used 1 FT.

      Aurier on the bench.
      Don't have Lundstram.

      Still have 1 transfer.

    3. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Saving the FT for TAA + Dendoncker ➡ Grealish + PVA in GW18

    4. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I might get me some Kelly points if that happens, annoying seeing his points benched the past two GWs!

    5. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Yes
      Waiting till midweek to make the moves.
      Actually looking @ CL minutes more than anything to make decisions. I'm having bad luck anyways with Injuries with 4th Defender spot. Lascells/Aurier/Otamendi
      Hmmm

  8. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Burnley are in poor form so guess its Hendo over Pope in 17?
    A. Henderson (AVL)
    B. Pope (NEW)

    1. Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I see SHU conceding 1 & not having too many shots for Hendo to save.

      Villa usually score goals in away games.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        would you hedge your bets and play Pope over double SHU defence?

        1. Slitherene
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Spreads the risk, hence I would.

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            prob not a bad idea tbf

  9. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Those without a wildcard - Curious as to your plans for Liverpool asset in BGW18.
    I'm fed up with the defensive double so will sell Robertson and bench Mane and TAA. Prob do something like Robertson + Pulisic to 4.8def + Son for free next week all going well.

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I have Salah and TAA. Thinking I bench both however I am getting tired of the no CS and there are better value defs so may ditch TAA.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Yeah Trent's 1 pointer over Kelly's 8 pointer is very annoying for me this week!

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Have Taa Mane.
      Going to bench both of them.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Kelly will be a handy asset to have, him along with McGinn and Rico for me should be cover enough to allow me to comfortably bench Mane & Trent.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Yes
          I have Aurier Donkey Rico on bench

    3. LewanGOALski
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I am on TAA and Mane.
      Just benching them both and playing Kelly (new) and Rico (BUR) - could have been worse

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        yup, very manageable!

    4. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I have TAA,Robertson and Mane.
      Shipping out One of TAA or Robertson and benching the other 2.

      Kelly or a Villa defender coming in most likely.

    5. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Only Mane here, will bench.

    6. Harper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I'm prepared to take the risk and sell Mané
      It would allow Kane and Rashford which I really like the look of

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Season keeper for me barring injury and would cost me 0.5 more to buy him back

    7. IRBOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Both Salah and TAA are easy sells for me to allow a beast squad in GW18 including Kane and Rashford

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Have WC ?

    8. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Yellow cards ? Most have Rico & Lunds on 4 cards …

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        true could be an issue! Hopefully Lundy gets booked today!

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I will sell Mane and get him back in GW25, bound to be rotated before 11 Jan with the big PL lead Liverpool have built up. Then the fixtures settle down but Liverpool has a tough few games anyway.

  10. LewanGOALski
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    KDB -> Son for the FT?
    or rather save and take Son’s price rises?

    thx

    1. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I have this dilemma with KDB > Alli.
      Think I’m holding for this week anyway.

    2. Elite FPL
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      How much value do you have in KDB? City will surely look to punish teams during this xmas period aiming to make up lost ground. Do you own another spurs attacker?

  11. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Fred-McTominay proving to be brilliant partnership, I have to say. Not sure for the long term, but easily their best double pivot in a while.

    1. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Silva and KdB were marked heavily by the duo. Absolute key to that performance.

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Fred is looking like a good CM now. Hopefully he grows as a player now. Need him & McTominay to step up. Pogba looks like not interested so need both of them

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Fred is bang average but has improved a lot tbf, although he certainly needed to!

        1. The 12th Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Maybe Wilma’s had a word.

        2. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I love when players put 100% effort. He does. He's quite combative too unlike his looks IMO. We need him to creat more though

      2. King Kohli
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Sell Pogba & Matic and buy two good central mids and a quality #10.
        If Utd can do this in January, there's a chance of getting top 4.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Oh yes.
          Even one CM & one # 10 can do.
          I'm still gutted that we didn't even try to sign Youri Tielemans in the summer

  12. Old Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Anyone know what the LMS dropout danger level is? I'm going out almost certainly I think unless Vardy and Ings perform heroics

    1. Klein
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      They are going to buddy.

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      11
      You can check on livefpl.net too. It has a separate tab for LMS by TM

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Thanks Amey - much appreciated. I've just it looked up via the menu on LiveFPL site.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          It's an amazing tool !

    3. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Knocked out last week so wouldn’t know now.
      Look at LiveFPL

  13. Klein
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    So what are we doing with kane? Keep or accept the parting gift?

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Alli and Son were more advanced again yesterday despite Kane's brace, glad I sold him and own Alli. Think Alli and Son are priority over Kane myself.

      1. Klein
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Yeah son does look like the raged bull. Cant afford a big enough sofa to hide behind. But with only 1ft i will need a hit to go kane to son. Would you take it?

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          prob not, if Kane had blanked I would but think you prob have to hold for now

          1. Klein
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Go without son then? Scary

    2. Will Kane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      He's earned a bit more time for me. Brought Son in as well now and it will be an easy move to get Alli in a week or two if Kane underperorms

      1. Klein
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Son is probably the main priority so yeah could give kane a few week. I dont have son so its tinkering time for me.

  14. DragonSquad
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Pulisic +jiminez/ings to grealish + rashford? Thanks!

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I'm also looking for similar. A Injury/suspension today might help us decide

  15. Holmes (specialist in failu…
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Straight red to Vardy for violent conduct, height of wishful thinking?

    1. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Would make it easy to get Rashford in if this happened.
      Wouldn’t be to bothered as a Son captainer.

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      After a hattrick, I'd take that.
      His ownership is too high now so boring

    3. Elite FPL
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I know someone who would have a straight meltdown if that happened!

      1. The 12th Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Make the stream another entertaining watch/listen. :0)

    4. RECKLESS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I would be happy with anothrr 5-6 pointer. Just need Cantwell to score vs Soton as have Kelly second on bench after seeing Watford get new manager and oast h2h. New manager effect sadly dint cross Everton.

  16. Harper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    2FT's to burn, nothing in the bank, what should I spend it on?
    Thinking Mount > Grealish but I actually like the look of Daniel James too

    GKP: Henderson (Martin)
    DEF: Alexander-Arnold, Söyüncü, Robertson (Lundstram) (Rico)
    MID: Mount, Pulisic, Mané, Alli, Son
    FWD: Abraham, Vardy (Connolly)

  17. RECKLESS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    That monkey chanting knobhead Anthony Burke from yesterday Manchester derby is getting his terminating P45 from kier group where he works. Now this is the swift action we need. Identify and take action. If they are stupid enough to not learn then they need to be controlled by strict action.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      That too much tbh. Ban from watching games is good punishment. Taking away job isn't cool as his family members would suffer from that inevitably.
      Not taking his side bdw, just don't like to see anyone losing their job

      1. RECKLESS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        It is just not tolerated at work places in the first place.If he had done that at workplace he would have definitely been fired as well.He will get job someplace else. Its a lesson not a lifetime punishment.Plus stadium ban. But an imp lesson that should be shared and known so in future offenders think thrice not just twice.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Hmm
          You're probably right.

      2. The 12th Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        It will make others think twice before acting stupidly.

        It doesn’t look good for the his employer if others notice they see to be condoning his actions. Probably bad for business too.

        1. RECKLESS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Exactly thats the whole point bro! Some strict rules are necessary in a civilized society else one day there will be clashes with continuous lack of actions

        2. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Good point

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Its bananas if he lost his job over it tbh! He should be fined and get a lifetime stadium ban but not lose his job!

      1. mynameisq
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Why is it bananas? If he did that at his workplace he would be dismissed

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          he didnt do it at work though so don't see the ground for him losing his job...a severe warning from the company, a fine and a lifetime stadium ban would do the trick

          1. mynameisq
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            I killed someone at the pub last weekend but it wasn't at work so you can't fire me!

            Do what trick exactly? Get him to stop being racist because he's had a meaningful punishment?

          2. bigbudgie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            not the point. He did it in front of the cameras with millions watching, which gives them no choice. And there has to be absolutely zero tolerance to get the message through to these pig headed horrible racist idiots

      2. RECKLESS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Some international companies just dont tolerate such behavior. Its in their terms and conditions as well.

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          yeah its not a good look for the company for sure

      3. RECKLESS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        You take a birds eye mate and try imaging being treated differently just for some extra melanin in skin with no fault of yours. Its helpless and irritating. I am mixed brown white so I never faced any issues anywhere in Europe, but I would still not feel 100% safe and happy in some places like eastern Europe. What would dark skinned feel?

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I deal with racism a lot living in China for being white so believe me I understand and people of African decent have it even worse here for sure! Nationalism and racism is alive and well in these parts!

        2. Klein
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Tbh i feel racism is taken way too seriously. A person insulting someone based on race is suddenly worse than a murderer. Its just me though. In SE asia where i live people insult anybody on anything and nobody really gets offended or cry their hearts out like they do on TV. Must be different world out there.

          1. Klein
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Gonna get ban i guess. Just giving my opinion. I dont have anybody.

            1. RECKLESS
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              You said what you experienced nothing wrong with that. Its exposure which is less thats why you dont know the other side

              1. Klein
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Yeah maybe. Cheers

          2. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Yup I spend a lot of time in SEA and live in Shanghai...not nearly as many sensitive folk in this part of the world rightly or wrongly

            1. Klein
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Yeah my brother is nicknamed Blacky and everybody calls him that. He even introduces himselves and also gives his nicknames. Not sure how it is in west.

            2. Hakim Ziyech
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Now I see why Marko Arnautovic signed for Shangai FC 😉

              1. jia you jia you
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                I'm sure he'll put up with being treated differently on his pay cheque 🙂

                1. Hakim Ziyech
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  😆

                2. RECKLESS
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  I miss him as an fpl.asset..He would have helped Wham a lot this season. Too much faith in Haller cost them

            3. RECKLESS
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Ohh man plus Chinese have it bad due to controlling govt. Some of them who ran from the country say the constant control have made most of them dullards with no sense of purpose and joy

          3. RECKLESS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            India for example is most rascist country in world but there is no malice in the insults just friendly jibes to stereotype something..Example gujju make money, marwari are miser etc etc. There is equal opportunity in any major company or sports management. Unlike in powerful positions in west

            1. Klein
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Yeah its similar in india and nepal where i live. West sounds like a different world.

          4. mynameisq
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            "Racism is taken way too seriously" what a hot take

            1. RECKLESS
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              hahaha. Its not like he isnt against it. Just different countries and different priorities, example he is from nepal where human dvp index is priority as lot of them dont have food on the table etx

              1. mynameisq
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                I get that, we all get that. He said it's taken way too seriously telling people to stop "crying" about racism- if that's not defending it I don't know what is, who even said racism was worse than murder? Racism has certainly led to murder though, it's not a million miles away but sure if you boil it down to would I rather receive a racist comment or someone murder me then sure I pick the comment

            2. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              not everybody has your first world problems mate 😉

              1. mynameisq
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Making a lot of assumptions there, "mate"

                1. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  just kidding, lighten up, people have different values and takes on things in other parts of the world thats all

                  1. mynameisq
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    I'm already aware of that, you're not some magic man expert because you're white and live in China.

                    People do have different values, some say racism is awful and terrible and others say hey stop crying, some say hey it's fine for me and in my country stop crying!

                    1. jia you jia you
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      never claimed to be an expert but I dont have the media fuelled racism blinkers on either 😉

                      1. mynameisq
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Care to expand on the nonsense you're talking about? Come on big man, what's your point of view. Wanna hear this theory

                      2. jia you jia you
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        The Bilva incident was one example of social media trying too fuel the racism fire when it was a genuine innocent act on his part

          5. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Racism is rubbish. People hate themselves for racial reasons when we should all be together figuring how the f the world exists.

            What if Life is death & death is Life

            What if there was never a moon or sun & we are all being fooled

            Racism will never stop because we are all st00pid

            1. Klein
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              That was a very different take lol.

            2. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              haha true

            3. RECKLESS
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Philosophical. I like it. I am 27 and earning and saving well to fund a space visit when in 50s...should be cheap by then..God it will be so cool to look at earth from space

              1. jia you jia you
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                like a beautiful blue marble they say 🙂

              2. Hakim Ziyech
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Yes... Great! I want to do that also & climb Mt Everest at some point but more importantly like to know the truth about human existence.
                No one has a definite answer

                1. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Its probably all just some Westworld esque project anyway...

          6. bigbudgie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            I'm sorry, but I think that's just encouraging the ignorance that these people have. I live in South East Asia too. They are racist. And a kind of shocking racism that is overt, because their countries not very diverse (apart from Singapore, Hong Kong, maybe a couple of places - and even in Singapore you have racial tension between the Chinese/Indians etc). Society in south east asia still tolerates a lot of incredibly poor behaviours with very little consequence for the perps - domestic violence, child abuse, equality. They have a long way to go to catch up on all fronts, including racism.

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Yeah its a different world for sure, have spent a lot of time in Cambodia over the years and its still very much the wild west!

    3. mynameisq
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      You're gonna get (sadly as always) people here saying the punishment was too severe etc etc

    4. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Not sure the Labour act could allow him get fired. I tend to think his whole family will suffer if they do that. Sure; a total knobhead. No doubt about that.

      1. The 12th Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I agree. A warning probably would have been fair.

      2. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Exactly !

    5. fclackless [RoboKlopp]
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      nice to see these idiots get what they deserve ... finally

    6. Make America Greta Again
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I believe they should introduce mandatory community service of 100 hours in the poorest part of the victims home city.

  18. Champions united
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Did i made mistake getting alli than son
    Money was no issue for me

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Nope

    2. drughi
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Depends if you need the money for upgrade elsewhere, I went alli so I can upgrade Jimenez>Rashford

    3. IRBOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Mistake? Alli is scoring 7.5 points per 90 this season! More than Son and only just behind Vardy and Mane

  19. Humlesnurr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Hi! What is the best value 5th midfielder these days? Think Trezeguet is a good punt?

    1. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I think trezeguet only plays when el Ghazi or Grealish are injured or rested so no

      1. Zim0
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        He played during first few gameweeks because grealish was playing as a mid instead of winger. Then he was a sub. Then he played because grealish was injured and was then again a sub. Then he played these previous 2 matches because El Ghazi was injured. Now he'll be an again

        1. Zim0
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          A sub again*

    2. jayzico
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I'd rather now have a best value forward (Mousset). And utilise all 5 mid spots, albeit with Dilva being my 5th mid

  20. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Morning dzz, seems like everyone in my ML had son or kane captain sigh! Despite having all basis covered, always seems like i am missing that one player who happens to do very well. Anyhow, best option here with 1ft and 0.2m

    Pope — Heaton
    Taa Lundy Kelly — Rico Lascelles
    Kdb Mane Alli Pulisic — Cantwell
    Rashford Vardy Ings

    A: Kdb >> Son but will lose 0.4m on KdB..although I kdb price to drop by 0.2m (so 0.1m in selling value) and Son price to rise by 0.2m

    B: Save FT and look to do Mane >> Sterling or Son next gw.

    C: Something else

    1. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      C

  21. C_Manan
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Sell De Bruyne and get Son ??
    Already have Alli

    1. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Yes. What I'm doing until Aguero returns. They look awful with Jesus up top. No idea what people see in him.

    2. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      see below

  22. Gunner Boy
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Which is better?

    A- Kane + Saka > Rashford + Son (-4)
    B- Saka > Martial FT( Keep Kane)
    C- Saka > Maddison.

    1. mynameisq
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A or C

    2. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      C, probably
      Losing Kane to get Son is a tough one. Son has those extra midfield points, Kane has penalties, anyone's guess who scores more points.

  23. Arteta
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Vardy blank is badly needed.

    1. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Focus on Arsenal ljungy

      1. Arteta
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Thanks for ruining my morning with reminding me I'm Arsenal head coach.

    2. Double Treble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Badly or baldly..

  24. MC Hammer
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Henderson
    Arnold, Lord, Soy
    Mane, De Bruyne, Maddi, Son, Alli
    Vardy, Abraham
    Button, Kelly, Rico, Greenwood

    Who do I bench for Kelly???

  25. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Do you think mount will keep his place or will be dropped?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Keep.
      Frank's pet project

    2. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      He's never been 'dropped'. He's been rotated for tactical reasons. He's started every single premier league game bar City away. I think he still represents excellent value for an attacking mid in a top 4 team.

      1. Jacky boy
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        He was on bench for 2 games in a row

        1. bigbudgie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          yes the other one was away in Europe. The point stands

    3. Arteta
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Teacher's pet won't be dropped so easily. The thing is he usually plays good but doesn't back it up with G&A.

    4. Double Treble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Look at new article . Mount have 3 shots. All in the box. Good value. Pulisic is missing last night.

  26. bigbudgie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    On KDB > Son
    I think it has to happen. Prices will be going in opposite directions. Spurs fixtures do not look daunting given their form, whereas City are looking a shadow of last season at times. Son is a valid captain choice especially at home. Who is with me going cityless (for now)?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      KdB is still good FPL asset IMO.
      I'm keeping atm personally

      1. bigbudgie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        yes, he is, but I think Son is better

    2. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Me. Need to wait until Aguero returns to consider City assets again

    3. IRBOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      No way, not this GW. Arsenal is a plumb fixture and Wolves will frustrate Spurs

      1. Van der Faart
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        There is this to consider too. Will see how Arsenal play tomorrow night before making the move. They usually play right into City's hands but Arsenal could hurt City on the counter with their players too

    4. drughi
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      would wait a week, kdb against arsenal is tasty as they come

    5. Arteta
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      They're gonna smash us. Call me crazy but I would captain him if Jamie and Spurs players wouldn't be in such great form. Our defence is probably the worst in the league and Leno is one of a few who actually deserves to get paid.
      Team was in an absolute shambles years ago but this right now is a whole new level of low...

      1. bigbudgie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        point taken. Just difficult to sit on the sidelines and watch Son double rise whilst KDB drops

  27. Klein
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Early thoughts
    A) kane + cantwell to son + mousett (or any sub 6 forward) -4
    B) kane + pulisic to son + rashford -4

    1. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B does look good, I did Kane + Tielemans to Rashford + Alli and unfortunately Kane hauled but happier moving forward

  28. afsr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    What is going on with Pulisic? Time to sell?

    1. drughi
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      glad I didnt board that wagon, if I had him I would probably sell asap

  29. Leppamaki
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 19 days ago

    I am chasing the #1 spot in my mini league. How much can I be behind at new year an still have a realistic chance to win? 40 points? 50? More?

    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      You can make up 50 points in one or two weeks, let alone 20.