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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. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 26 days ago

    Selling Mane Crazy or Worth a risk going without for Christmas ?

    Im looking at a Son Alli KDB Grealish midfeild 4 for Christmas with Vardy Rashford Ings uptop

    Liverpool fixtures gw18-21
    ***************************
    Gw18 / Blank

    Gw19 / leicester (Toughesr defence in league)

    Gw20 / WOL ( Probably rested as liv play wol exactly 2 days, 20 hours 30 minutes after Leicester clash)

    Gw21 / SHU (Decent Fixture. Should do well)

    Add to this long trip back and forth to Qatar and extra 2 games in that competition could be intensifying

    1. FPLGeezer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 26 days ago

      I haven't got Mane but have Salah. Planning to go without Liverpool assets until their fixtures turn. Have no City players so likely move to KDB by gw19.

      1. FPLGeezer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 26 days ago

        I'm also taking into account Liverpools gameweek 22&23 fixtures against Spurs at home and United away.

        1. HurriKane
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 26 days ago

          Yh add that too. Seriously tempted as Son Alli KDB has better fixtures too

    2. ManUnitedComeBack
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      I'm planning the same. I only have Salah (got him in just this GW) and am planning to sell after Watford and bring back early next year. Let's see if Liverpool is able to avoid the slump of January of last season.

    3. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      I see the plus points but I have my doubts. I suppose if you are chasing

    4. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      Struggling to see the poor fixture run for liverpool

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 26 days ago

        Still Expect Son Alli KDB to outscore Mane over Christmas

        1. No Professionals
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 26 days ago

          Maybe, maybe not.

  2. More Cowbell
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 26 days ago

    Who to transfer out this week: Tomori, Tielemans, Mound or save FT?

    Pope (Heaton)
    Robbo, Soy, Tomori (Lund, Rico)
    Mane, Alli, Tielemans, Mount (Dendo)
    Vardy, Rashford, Ings

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      Tomo to Kelly

  3. Slitherene
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 26 days ago

    Start which ONE?

    Mount (BOU) or Zaha (BHA)

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      Mount (so don't need Wilf)

  4. AnyoneButLiverpool
    6 months, 26 days ago

    Guys, I need help. I'm having my worst season ever!

    Henderson
    TAA Soyoncu Lundstram Tomori
    Sterling Mane Alli
    Auba Vardy Mousset

    Button Cantwell Dendoncker Rico

    1 FT and 1m in the bank. Could someone please help me?!!

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      6 months, 26 days ago

      Your problem is the elephant in the room = Sterling.

      1. AnyoneButLiverpool
        6 months, 26 days ago

        So what should I do? Sell to KDB or Son?

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          6 months, 26 days ago

          I would go Son and change Tomori as he has lost his place. You could even upgrade Cantwell if funds allow.

          Just my view though.

          1. Devo-McDuff
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 25 days ago

            Tomori is injured not dropped.

      2. No Professionals
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 26 days ago

        Might not be a problem this week. No chance I would sell sterling before arsenal.

  5. FOO FIGHTER
    6 months, 26 days ago

    Would not surprise me if Vardy gets a hattie GW17. Probably more than a hattie vs NOR defence...

    1. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      And that is when the blank comes

  6. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 26 days ago

    Triple Spurs over Christmas?

    Abraham--> Kane
    Mane-->Son
    KDB--->Alli

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      6 months, 26 days ago

      Nah

    2. Fit_to_drop
      6 months, 26 days ago

      I have Aurier, Son, Alli which is a little more conservative version but still a triple up. But with some teams like City and Chelsea floundering, I feel fine about it.

  7. The Dribbler
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 26 days ago

    gtg?
    taa, lund, soy
    kdb, salah, alli, zaha
    tammy, vardy, ings
    (gazz, grealish, aurier, rico)

    bench zaha or grealish? fixture says zaha, form says grealish...

    1. The Dribbler
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      gk is hendo

    2. ZAMUNDA
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      when will you get rashford?

      1. The Dribbler
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 26 days ago

        I want to see how he goes against more defence oriented teams before deciding.

        1. ZAMUNDA
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 26 days ago

          He already scored against all top teams including Leicester.. What defence-oriented teams do you have on mind?

          1. The Dribbler
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 26 days ago

            the likes of eve, new, bur. I think they'll try to park the bus and if they do, it will be interesting to see how he fares. don't get me wrong - he's on fire atm but what i have previously stated plus the fact that i have tammy and vardy, and ings gives me the ability to switch formation without making a transfer by subbing him for aurier, zaha or grealish.

            1. ZAMUNDA
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 26 days ago

              You can still have the flexibility switching between midfield and defence.. I see your point, even tho Rashford has double-digit hauls potential more than Ings. And going with the rotation of that period you're gonna need anyone of your bench eventually anyway.

              1. The Dribbler
                • 4 Years
                6 months, 26 days ago

                thanks for that. yes flexibility between mid and def is good but I feel much more comfortable being able to switch to any formation - but mid-fwd especially. I'll just have to hope rash has peaked and his scoring slows down over the coming weeks.

                1. ZAMUNDA
                  • 3 Years
                  6 months, 26 days ago

                  That's not something I would wish since I just switched Ings to Rashford haha having Vardy and Tammy also.. But cheers mate, good luck with your plan!

                  1. The Dribbler
                    • 4 Years
                    6 months, 26 days ago

                    haha thanks mate. good luck to you too!

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      Get rid of Zaha

      1. The Dribbler
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 26 days ago

        it's tempting as he has already started trolling BUT those fixtures! I think I need to roll the dice. it could get ugly but we'll see. am giving him 2-3 more weeks. I have good bench cover anyways.

      2. D.Glynn
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 26 days ago

        Start Greilish

  8. Tim
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 26 days ago

    Hey guys I signed up for the FFS Cup. How do I know if I made it in?

    1. AnyoneButLiverpool
      6 months, 26 days ago

      I want to sign up too. When does it start?

      1. Tim
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 26 days ago

        Think it started already..

        1. One Wheels Enough
          6 months, 25 days ago

          it should appear in your leagues section, if it isn't there, you're out...

  9. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 26 days ago

    Anyone bringing in Pulisic? Think he’ll start the next few? Those stats are intriguing.

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

      I have him. Keeping him now feels like keeping Sterling

    2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      Keeping but he's been a rubbish buy so far!

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      6 months, 26 days ago

      I have him and moving him on after GW17 for Grealish.

      Only going to one CHe asset, Tammy.

    4. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      Same 'minutes per xGI' as KDB.

      Had him for some time, but still willing to stand by him until he fails the stat test, or eye test.

    5. Link
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      He's got 1 week to convince me to keep him on my wildcard - and it's not looking likely. He may even get a rest.

  10. Captain_Shirokov
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 26 days ago

    Pick one:

    A) Zaha(BHA) to Son(wol)
    B) Zaha(BHA) to Grealish(shu)
    C) Montoya(cry) to Kelly(BHA)
    D) Montoya(cry) to Targett(shu)
    E) Jimenez(TOT) to Rashford(EVE)

    1. The Dribbler
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      A

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      A

    3. Fit_to_drop
      6 months, 26 days ago

      A closely followed by E in terms of impact on your points

  11. Link
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 26 days ago

    GW18 WC draft.

    Gaz - Martin
    Soy - Evans - Lundy - Targett - Kelly
    Mane - KDB - Alli - Grealish - Mooy/Hayden
    Kane - Vardy - Abraham

    Bench double Leicester for 18 and 19 (other 3 cover fixtures nicely).

    Can't decide between Rashford + Son or Kane + Alli. Still not convinced United will keep up this form against the supposedly 'lesser' teams.

    Any thoughts?

    1. ZAMUNDA
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      You need Rashford there. But still you need to double up on Spurs attack. I'd say
      A) Alli + Son + Rashford
      B) Alli + Kane + Rashford..

      And I'd prefer A (Downgrade Kane to Rashford and upgrade Mooy/Hayden to Son)

      1. Link
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 26 days ago

        Hmmm... Another alternative is going 352, with a front 8 of

        Mane - KDB - Son - Alli - Grealish
        Vardy - Rashford (Connolly)

        Quite like that

        1. ZAMUNDA
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 26 days ago

          Cheers mate and good luck! Also, I'd consider Ings instead of Connolly unless you insist on a Brighton cover, that's something else

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      Rashford and Son (or Alli). Mooy is a waste. Like double Leicester def.

      1. Link
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 26 days ago

        Cheers. Need to do some more digging. Looking at scores to date, only 9 points in it when comparing Son + Rash (189) to Kane + Ab (180).

        Do feel Kane is a stronger captaincy option out of the bunch, especially at home against the lesser teams.

  12. FlashGilbert
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 26 days ago

    2 ft, 0.1 in the bank, what to do here??

    Pope / Button
    TAA / Robbo / Soy / Lund / Kelly
    Mane / Alli / KDB / Mount / Dedonk
    Vardy / Abraham / Jimi

    Struggling where to use the ft and don't want to burn one.

  13. tim
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 26 days ago

    Gazza Button
    Robbo Lund Taa Rico Soy
    McGinn Mane Alli Puli Tielemans
    Vardy Greenwood Jimi

    2FT, 1.8ITB

    Suggestions?

    CHEERS!

  14. Keanoooo
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 26 days ago

    Fantasy Draft here

    Trade Martial for Richarlison?