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FPL Question Time – Consult our panel ahead of Gameweek 17

After the end of a frenetic week in which three Gameweeks were contested, Fantasy managers now have a little time to take stock and assess their options ahead of the next flurry of games.

There are still five Gameweek deadlines to negotiate between now and New Year’s Day and planning for the festive period is likely to be at the forefront of many of our thoughts.

Blank Gameweek 18, Manchester City’s misfiring midfielders, Tottenham Hotspur assets and rotation are other topics that may well be dominating the agenda.

We’ve assembled another panel of managers to help you out with any Fantasy-related dilemmas you may have for this weekend and beyond.

WHO’S ON THE PANEL THIS WEEK?

G-Whizz – A valued member of our moderator team and currently in his fifth FPL season, G-Whizz managed a personal best finish of 4,404th in 2018/19.

Andy – Pro Pundit, Let’s Talk FPL host and occasional Scoutcaster, Andy has come aboard to Fantasy Football Scout full-time recently. He has two top 10k finishes and an additional three inside the top 20k over the last nine years.

Lateriser – Another one of our Pro Pundits, Lateriser has registered two finishes in the top 200 (one of them equating to number one in India) and four in the top 10,000 in the last six seasons.

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381 Comments Post a Comment
  1. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    For any of us considering a change to 352 in the near future, Martinelli could be gold!
    Early days I know but he was outstanding and got 90 mins under his belt.

    1. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Why 352 when we got many in-form strikers ?

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        Yup but a power 5 mid might also do better going forward with Vardy and Rashford up top for example

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 2 days ago

          If Martinelli continues to perform like that he could see a lot of minutes also!

          1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 2 days ago

            That’s a big if. West Ham were terrible.

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 2 days ago

          Just moved off a power midfield but might go back there if/when I get rid of TAA for Pereira.

          Currently thinking of flexible 3-4-3 3-5-3 switching between Ings and Grealish

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Mousset is where I’m looking if Ings breaks down.

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

      Mousset -set and forget in 3-5-2

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        Martinelli only 4.5 though! I will consider it after Jimenez Norwich fixture

    4. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Caught my eye. Surely has to start next week.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        Yup I checked could I do Zaha + Jimenez to Son + Martinelli but I'm 0.2 short...prob for the best!

  2. Joyce1998
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    A- Son and tammy
    Or
    B- alli and Rashford

    1. mojoindojo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      All 4?

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      B if not all 4

  3. MoManeTaa
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    FPL site showing game is being updated ?

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Maybe the draw for the FPL Cup?

  4. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Game being updated?

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

      Adding cup ties I guess

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

    Should i hold Kane or get rid to Rash/Tammy and use the funds elsewhere?

    Looking at Dendonker to Grealish or Connolly to Ings. 0 itb

    Pope (McGovern)
    TAA Kelly Soy Lund (Rico)
    Mane Alli KDB Maddo (Dendonker)
    Vardy Kane (Connolly)

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Maybe Tammy this week.

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

    Nice. DGW!

    1. villa_til_i_die
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      When’s that?

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

        today, game being updated

        1. villa_til_i_die
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 2 days ago

          Ok, tnx!

  7. Messiah Hazard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Why is FPL being updated? Is there a PL GW I didn’t know about?

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

      Cup ties?

      1. Daniel S.
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        Leagues

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

    Pens down!

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

      What? Did I just miss a deadline?

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

    Hope everyone set their bus teams properly.

  10. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Hi guys, currently hacking the FPL site. Anyone want me to give them an extra 100pts while I'm here?

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

      Im ok, but please buy Vardy for Mark Sutherns.

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        Mark doesn't have Vardy?! 😯

        Wow, okay. One moment...

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

      I need 300 something , possible?

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        You're getting deducted 10pts for the greed 👿

    3. Daniel S.
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      98pts will be fine for me. Thanks. U r the best

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        150pts for you babe x

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

      I'd love an extra wildcard

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

    Who would you bench this gw?

    A Pulisic
    B Soy
    C Mousset

    1. HUATSHOOTER
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Mousset for sure lol

  12. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Feel sorry for all those that missed the deadline

    1. Dave Bauer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Was harsh changing it at such short notice to be fair.

    2. villa_til_i_die
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      What deadline?

      1. Daniel S.
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        That's why you always have to have a bus team

        1. villa_til_i_die
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 2 days ago

          What the...is a bus team?

  13. Gobigorgohome
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    deadline???

  14. FOO FIGHTER
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Why on earth is the game being updated 😮

    1. Daniel S.
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Leagues weren't fully updated

      1. Daniel S.
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        I guess price changes predictions will be way off now

      2. villa_til_i_die
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        Yeah, I’m like 200 points short!

    2. Bavarian
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      maybe Cup draw

  15. Lateriser 12
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Hello ladies

    1. Daniel S.
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      There are ladies here ?

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

        Yeah, Christina

        1. Lateriser 12
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 2 days ago

          Hey WR

          Hope the festive spirit is treating you well

    2. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Morning Sherlock.

      1. Lateriser 12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        Hope we're doing well GB

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 2 days ago

          Not too bad thanks. Focused and happy today, doing work for my 1pm meeting 😎

      2. Lateriser 12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        BTW so excited about Rash. He's at the cusp.

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 2 days ago

          I know right! Starting to show signs of becoming world class. 22-years-old and maturing nicely. He's scoring more than Sterling was at that age.

  16. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Journalist: What's your prediction for tomorrow?

    Haaland: 3-1 to Salzburg.

    Journalist: And you score all the three goals?

    Haaland: Yes.

    Absolute elite mentality. The next Ibra, I just know it. Salzburg-Liverpool will be an absolute bloodbath.

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      He'll displace Martial in no time.

      1. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        If he comes, then yeah.

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      He’s got a tough old journey ahead

      At a real disadvantage already with the amount of media hype & scrutiny

      Ronaldo, Rooney & Owen are three great examples of 3 different paths outrageously talented teenagers can go down

      1. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        This.
        I feel like the rise of Mbappe has immensely skewed what is expected of young players. If you're not knocking on the first team by 17/18, you'll never succeed. Kylian has no right to succeed at his age, he should be treated as an exception, not the norm.
        Haaland has hype because he's ripped the Austrian Bundesliga apart, but rushing into him and giving him throne to a club like United sounds like a recipe for disaster. Just because Mbappe succeeded to become a first team reg at such an early age doesntmean every talented youngster will be like that.
        Think he should stay at Salzburg for now and develop organically.

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 2 days ago

          Hasn't achieved half of what young Lingard has at a similar age.

  17. Zilla
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Updated

  18. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Cup ties in

  19. FOO FIGHTER
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Update done

  20. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Just saw my cup oppo. Very decent team, not similar to mine. Should be interesting.

    1. Gentle_Turks
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      I got lucky - mine is a dead team with 0 transfers made this season.

  21. CRO KLOPP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    I am playing in a cup against a player that has just created an account and played his TC chip
    So many good players that are regular didnt make it beacuse of these clowns

    1. villa_til_i_die
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      True!

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        I was at the Villa Liverpool match ,first time in UK,great experience
        Great atmosphere
        GL

        1. villa_til_i_die
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 2 days ago

          Glad u enjoyed it. Obvs a pool fan. Heartbreaking for us to lose it like we did, but that’s Villa for you!

          1. CRO KLOPP
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 2 days ago

            I am not a Pool fan,I was that weekend in Birmingham with my wife,she had to go there,I was in Doug Ellis stand,close to Pool suporters

            1. villa_til_i_die
              • 8 Years
              7 months, 2 days ago

              Not a pool fan with a username Klopp?!

              1. CRO KLOPP
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                7 months, 2 days ago

                Did you watched MMA when CRO COP was in Pride?

  22. villa_til_i_die
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    My opponent is 5.6m OR, I love this cup thing til I’m out after 2 rounds lol

  23. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    My cup opponent doesn't own Vardy or Mane but does have Eriksen!
    Prob hammer me regardless the form my team is in lol

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      My guy has Hart and Laporte. Going to be embarassing getting knocked out.

  24. MoManeTaa
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Can u get a 5-2-3 after autosub ?

    I am looking at my cup opponents team and he got his 3rd mid got auto subbed for Kelly to make it 5-2-3

    I thought 3 mids are minimum ?

    1. Klein
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Yup you can

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      No, 2 mids min is right.

  25. Is Jimenez out a Rash decision?
    andy85wsm
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Is Jimenez out the right choice?

    He's dropped from £7.7m to £7.5m.

    There are plenty of great forward options so maybe it's just too difficult to fit him in, especially with Rashford in such great form.

    Next 2 fixtures are decent enough - Spurs (h), Norwich (a) - especially remembering that Norwich is in GW18 where Liverpool blank. He could potentially even be a captain option.

    After that it gets a bit trickier:

    Man City (h), Liverpool (a)

    before

    Watford (a), Newcastle (h), Southampton (a)

    And then:

    Liverpool (h), Man United (a), Leicester (h)

    Are owners keeping? Is Rashford worth the £1.4m extra? Or is Jimenez part of the ideal front 3?

    Reminder that his fixtures - Everton (h), Watford (a), Newcastle (h), Burnley (a), Arsenal (a), Norwich (h)

    1. drughi
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Jimenez beens great since I picked him up on wildcard in gw 9 but feel it is time to move on, Norwich in gw 18 is the only worry if I get rid. Just cant decide if I should go for Abraham or rashford ?

      1. dimitros
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        I went for both, if that helps..

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

      Wolves and Jimenez have been traditionally better against top teams

      1. andy85wsm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        So far this season:

        Leicester (a) - Blank
        Man United (h) - Blank
        Chelsea (h) - Blank
        Man City (a) - 2 assists
        Arsenal (a) - 1 goal

        Mixed performance so far but 50% attacking returns not bad.

    3. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Wolves are a very very good team that can beat the big boys on their day, he's their talisman and cheap...think he stays til after Norwich at least then reassess!
      (I do own Rashford also though)

    4. Arse Craic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      I lost Jimenez to get Alli and switch to 3-5-2. So far so good. 9+9 vs 2+5

      1. andy85wsm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        Have thought about something similar.

        Current plan is to get Rashford in for Jimenez and then Pulisic+KDB to Son+Alli

        Pulisic makes that decision a lot easier if he blanks this weekend.

        If I go 3-5-2 I have Ings + Vardy. Fine for now, but long term we'll see about Ings...

    5. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Keeping for now, have other issues like Pulisic and Kevin.

    6. Carlton_Goal
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Was tempted to do the switch to Rashford but am holding for now, especially because of the GW18 fixture. Plan to WC in GW19 and will have to pick 2 out of Jiminez, Rashford and Abraham to join Vardy in my front 3. Waiting to see if Chelsea pick up after their dip in form otherwise could be Abraham missing out for me

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

      Jiminez was part responsible for turning my season around.
      But he's at that price where he can be moved around for other 3rd forwards or trading down for a 5th mids.
      Mid price forwards are performing so well this season that you have to be prepared to move around. Hard to justify him over Ings atm for example.
      Jiminez will tick over pts all season (on course to match last season's totals) but he doesn't offer much in the way of double figure hauls - likes of tammy & Rashford do.
      Wolves don't blitz sides they just win a lot of games by the one goal.
      For Rashford I still want to see Utd look "hot" against teams that sit back. Failure to breakdown set defences an issue that goes back to the Mourinho regime. Rashford extra motivated last 2 fixtures (jose then City). Curious on the breakdown of pts with and without Martial.

    8. Lukakuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Got rid for Tammy, giving me the Vardy Rash Tammy frontline.
      But only went ahead cause I had no other problems and 2FT

    9. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Im keeping for next two

    10. melvinmbabazi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Yes rashford worth it

    11. doyeon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      I didn't wanna let him go cos he's a sensational player and FPL asset, but I feel that Rashy can outperform him over the Xmas period, so I had the exact funds to do it on late Sat night, so I hit the button then!

  26. drughi
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Rashford or Abraham ? doing my head over this one

    1. Andrew
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Rashford

    2. teki0s
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Rashford is only second to Vardy atm in terms of form etc.

  27. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Who's going to knock me out this year then... a dead team with Pogba(C) and Declan Rice in the XI... damn.

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      I would like to get knocked out by a team that has triple up on Everton, Burnley and Aston Villa.

  28. villa_til_i_die
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Tammy for me.

  29. FOO FIGHTER
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Team I am facing in the cup...

    Rank 542k

    Schmeichel Mcgov
    Chambers Pereira Robbo Tomori Rico
    KDB JWP Son Mount Mane
    Mousset Jimmi Vardy

    Wonder if this team has made any transfers...

  30. Lateriser 12
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    FPL Cup ties are in. The guy i'm facing has a Noble, Lanzini & Snodgrass mid.

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

      Is it Doosra?

    2. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      West Ham 6-0 win this weekend confirmed

      1. Carlton_Goal
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        Lanzini to make a miraculous recovery from his dislocated shoulder

    3. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Snoddy against the Saints might surprise.