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Who are the best FPL players to sign over the Christmas period?

We’ve assembled another panel of Fantasy managers to address the main topics of discussion ahead of Gameweek 17.

Earlier in the week, we asked you for your Fantasy Premier League-related posers and conundrums.

We’ve selected six questions that covered many of the recurring themes – from strategy over the festive season to Manchester City assets – and put them to our panel.

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.

QUESTIONS

Jay Arell: Is Christian Pulisic’s time over for now? It’s now four blanks in a row despite his promising stats.

Andy: It certainly feels like Christian Pulisic’s time is up… nearly. I’m currently an owner and four back-to-back blanks has been frustrating, to say the least.

I’m loathe to transfer him out before a home game against Bournemouth though. I made the mistake of selling Mason Mount before the clash with Aston Villa and he went and got himself a goal.

As mentioned in the question, the underlying stats are still looking fairly good. Over the last four Gameweeks, he’s eighth for xG from open play and only Diogo Jota, Gabriel Jesus, Raúl Jiménez and of course Jamie Vardy have had more shots inside the box over the same time.

Bournemouth will potentially be without Nathan Aké, Steve Cook and Adam Smith for Gameweek 17, too.

Disappointment is the only thing I can foresee if I take Pulisic out, before giving him the chance to redeem himself. If he blanks again though there’s a certain well-rested Dele Alli and Son Heung-min that are on my Christmas list.


KHAAAN!!!: What do you believe would be a good differential strategy to adopt for any managers outside of the top 100k with a “template” team, who might be struggling to catch up?

Lateriser: If you don’t already know my playing style, I am someone who doesn’t believe in paying too much attention to the ownership of players. If you are outside the top 100k, it doesn’t really matter at this stage of the season. I strongly believe that if you’re in the top 500k at this point, you have a really good shot of making the top 10k this season.

You need to nail your chips to perfection and need to get the majority of the captaincy calls correctly in your favour. That said, it really isn’t as simple as it sounds.

A couple of opportunities open up in the short term for you. After this Gameweek, Jamie Vardy plays Manchester City and Liverpool. Most managers will not captain Vardy during this period so the captaincy percentages will be split. A good differential captain in such a period will help make ground quickly.

Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Diogo Jota or Raul Jimenez in Gameweek 18 and one of the Spurs/United options in Gameweek 19 look like good bets. If you think you can deal with the heavy effective ownership, you can even give a Liverpool midfielder the armband this week instead of going with Vardy. I don’t think of this as particularly brave because for me Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Vardy are all equally good options. Roll the dice, I say. Listen to your instinct.

When it comes to playing the game and looking for differentials, my advice to you would be to not go for a differential just for the sake of a differential. Go ahead and pick who you genuinely think is the best option for your squad, trust your instinct and ignore the ownership. This is the most fun way to play the game.


Blaine Mcculla: Who are the best defenders to bring in over the festive period?

G-Whizz: I suppose it depends on how much you want to splash out and spend? Crystal Palace’s fixtures look golden for quite a while and I needed a cheap one so went for Martin Kelly. I was also looking more short term so went for Sheffield United and doubled up with Dean Henderson (in place of Nick Pope) in goal for the next three (AVL, bha and WAT).

Clearly my crystal ball is a bit cloudy at the moment and I should have gone with George Baldock and/or Enda Stevens!

Over the next eight Gameweeks, the Season Ticker puts Crystal Palace at the top of the pile overall and third when looking at the fixtures from a defensive point of view.

Aston Villa’s fixtures also look great, and Matt Targett could be a decent asset at such a low price. I can easily see managers who are looking to utilise their Wildcard considering him and/or Tom Heaton as an option.

Manchester City show up in second place but for me, at those prices, I’m sure value and “nailed-ness” could be found in abundance elsewhere and they haven’t looked solid since Aymeric Laporte’s injury. I’d honestly rather pick a Tottenham Hotspur defender over a Manchester City one right now, and their run over the next eight isn’t too bad really considering they only have to face Chelsea and Liverpool over that period of time.


Abinash Parajuli: Who is your must-have Christmas asset?

Kane, Son and Alli continue blistering start to Mourinho's reign

Andy: The one thing I’m asking for this year is a green arrow. To get one of those I suppose I’m going to need a must-have player or two.

I’ve kind of given the game away with my Pulisic answer but I can’t look past the Spurs midfielders right now in Dele Alli and Son Heung-min. Looking at the Fantasy Football Scout Season Ticker, Spurs have the second-best fixtures for attacking returns from now until Gameweek 21.

With a rank of sub-500,000, I’m looking for some differentials to give me some Christmas cheer. While Son may be owned by 19.8% and Alli 11.8% they are still different enough in my book, with Brighton (h), Norwich (a) and Southampton (a) to come over Christmas. They’re potentially even captaincy options.

Sometimes the best way to get a differential is to own two attackers from the same team. Plenty will own one of these two, but not many will own both – not yet at least. It’s cheating a little bit in terms of the question asked, but I think it’s one of my best chances of beating the competition at the moment. They have the form, the fixtures, and are posting some good underlying statistics.

There’s not much to dislike, and while I’d love my must-have player to be Harry Maguire, it may be time to be a bit more realistic.


Eirik Borander: I’m considering Anthony Martial versus Marcus Rashford. What are your thoughts on the Manchester United offensive assets?

Lateriser: I am a Manchester United fan and I feel like we are turning a corner. We are playing some pretty good football right now and I think it is a good time to invest in Manchester United assets.

I currently own Anthony Martial and I am looking at getting Marcus Rashford into my side as he looks like one of the best attackers in the league on current form. I wouldn’t buy into the whole ‘we don’t do well against deep block’ theory too much while picking the players. I had a look at the stats and found that Rashford actually has a higher rate of shots in the box, big chances and big chances created versus the weaker opposition.

If you are picking just one of them at the moment, it is a no-contest in my opinion: Rashford is quite comfortably the better pick at this stage. He is matching Vardy and Mane’s output on current form for much less cash. He passes the eye-test and is statistically outperforming Martial as well. This is simply the best I’ve seen him play. He looks incredibly hungry.

On top of that, he plays 90 minutes more often than not and also has penalties on his side. Another thing I’d like to add here is that Martial is also seemingly more injury-prone. That said, I do like both picks and I’m currently contemplating doubling up on the United attack. But I’m firmly on Team Rashford if you are looking to pick one.


Hutch: Is it time to drop one or both of Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne?

G-Whizz: It depends on your team set-up but for me personally, I had both in a 3-4-3 and decided to drop Sterling for James Maddison for Gameweek 13.

Since that move, Maddison has scored 3, 2, 10, 9 and Sterling 2, 7, 3 and 2 respectively. Don’t get me wrong, there may well be Gameweeks where the reverse will happen, but in the main, I feel with the way Leicester and Manchester City are playing at the moment you’re likely to get more out of ditching one or the other. Clearly, who you bring in to replace Sterling or De Bruyne is also going to be a factor.

De Bruyne had to stay for me at the time and through that same period outscored Sterling by seven points (21 to 14), so at least that has worked out and most of their attacking play goes through him somewhere along the line.

I had bought De Bruyne at £9.5m so the recent price drop meant I can no longer do a straight swap to Son Heung-min but I’m more than willing to still find a way to go through with that move and have no City players at all for the foreseeable future – maybe even right up until Gameweek 33.


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819 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Tube!!
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Those still with their 1st WC…when are you using and why then?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Don’t have it but I’d use it for gw 20. The top 3 have stopped playing each other.

      1. Tube!!
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        Cheers Rupert

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Wk 19/20, to re assess or swap out some players for differentials going forward.

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Next week.

      1. Tube!!
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        Cheers Camzy...thinking this.

    4. ChrisPire
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 4 days ago

      I am considering using it GW18 to jump on Spurs and ManU assets before their good runs.

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        It might limit you in Pool and Citeh assets though going forward.

        1. ChrisPire
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 4 days ago

          I am not afraid of going without pool assets.

          Thinking of this for GW18:

          Guiata - Button

          Aurier - Soy - Lundstram - Kelly - Targett

          Mane/Salah - Son - Alli - Graelish - Dendonker

          Vardy - Rashford - Jimenez

          1.6m ITB

          1. Tube!!
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 4 days ago

            I would use your 1.6 ITB

            1. ChrisPire
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              7 months, 4 days ago

              I would want to do Jimi to Tammy in GW19 or so

          2. FALSE PROFIT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 4 days ago

            I basically have that side.

    5. SADIO SANÉ
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      20 does look a good time, plenty of fixtures around it could be a hindrance but an injury to a couple of highly owned players could make it even more useful

      1. ChrisPire
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 4 days ago

        IF IF IF something happens it could be useful. But playing ahead of the turn of games for Spurs and ManU, it will be high scoring GW18-19 and you could use some points from them to take hit if needed

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 4 days ago

          Where did I write IF you buffoon? Use it when you want, I already have 3 Spurs players

          1. FALSE PROFIT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 4 days ago

            Frustrating but relax bud. Not serious. In these situations just don't reply.

  2. LM00091
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    7 months, 4 days ago

    ITB 0.4 - GW17:

    (3-4-3)
    Ryan / (Button)
    TAA, Lundstram, Söyüncü (Kelly, Rico)
    Mane, Son, Maddison, Pulisic (Grealish)
    Vardy(c), Abraham, Rashford

    Would you sell Rico and buy another defender for 4.6 and then use the bench boost for gw17 or save the chip for a later date???

    1. Bucket Man
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Save the chip for the double IMO

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

      I’m probably using mine this week... but you don’t have a playing keeper so I think it’s a no go for you with having Rico?

      1. LM00091
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        7 months, 4 days ago

        yeah, great point

  3. RECKLESS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Looks like a good week to have triple Liv vs WAT with WC still intact. Looking for 30pts from Mane+Salah + TAA alone. Worth captaining differential Salah or go with Vardy?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      I’d go Salah if I had him.

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

        Was he good in UCL match? Sofascore gave him a horrible rating. Guess because of missed chances

        1. Pukki Party
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 4 days ago

          Got into good positions but bad finishing except for the goal he scored which was a bad angle. Classic Salah

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 4 days ago

          He essentially missed at least a hat trick of chances and then scored the hardest of the lot.
          But against Watford, I feel it’s just too gods an opportunity to miss.

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

      Vardy has Norwich but currently hanging at 170k so contemplating. Last week was first time I captained highest pt player but Vardy matched him

    3. The 5% Team
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      looks like a perfect fixture to rest some players for Liverpool is how I see it

      1. ChrisPire
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 4 days ago

        I have Salah and Mane and scared of rest indeed... although they could also get rest in World cup of clubs first match.

        They also had CL Tuesday so had some decent time in between and Salah got rested before.

        I think high chance Salah will play and will get high score, but I am scared and will go Vardy

    4. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Can't go wrong with Vardy of course, he's going to score. I'll go with Salah again though. Seems to be picking up form and Watford are shocking. Has 5-0 written all over it.

      1. El Presidente
        7 months, 4 days ago

        Again, be very careful. They looked quite difficult to break vs Leicester for example. Played deep and very aggressive. They need the points and Nigel Pearson is famous for double deckers.

        1. Hot Toddy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 4 days ago

          One captain decision won't define a season. Calculated risk that I'm happy with. We shall see.

    5. El Presidente
      7 months, 4 days ago

      I would be careful with that triple up. They played a full squad in CL and going to have a mini tournment after Watford. For a tittle Liverpool does not have in its history.

  4. Bucket Man
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Tomori to Kelly and save? 2FT 0.9ITB
    Heaton
    TAA, Soyuncu, Lundstram
    Mane, Son, KDB, Mount
    Vardy, Abraham, Ings
    Cantwell, Tomori, Rico

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Did that few weeks back.

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

      Yes.

      1. Bucket Man
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        Thanks. Team looks quite good on paper, hoping for a good few weeks with Wildcard in use soon.

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

          Is he still doing the bucket thing? Supposed to be going to see them in about 10 days and looking forward to it.

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Yrp

  5. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Too template, do I need a few differentials?

    Hendo,
    Lundstram, Trent, Soy
    Mane, Son, Alli, Maddy
    C Vardy, Tammy, Rashford

    Button, Grealish, Kelly, Rico

    .5 bank

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

      I'd definitely stick with what you are doing if that is the team you have, you might get lucky with a punt, but overall any differential would just weaken the team.

    2. Bucket Man
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Awesome team. Definitely stick.

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Cheers, still got first WC if needed

    4. patricio33
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Wow! What is your team value?

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        Easily achievable

    5. HarryB29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      How the f*** do you afford that team, my value is almost 105 and you have grealish and abraham where I have Ings and cantwell, means you have like 108 team value or something ridiculous like that

      1. Longlatini
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        This comment will be deleted in 5...4...3...2...

        1. patricio33
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 4 days ago

          @irbox A team value that high (107.5 or more) is certainly possible, but I wonder how many hits it has taken to get there.

      2. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        107.4

  6. Longlatini
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Only one player away from home this week

    20-30 pointer guaranteed 🙂

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

      And the same again left on the bench just to really cheer you up

    2. El Presidente
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Me too, and the one playing away is KDB. Its gonna be 80pts+

  7. FPL ElasticO
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    G2g for this upcoming GWk??

    Pope
    Robbo/ Lundstram/ Aurier
    Son/ Alli/ Mane/ Pulisic/ Zaha
    Vardy/ Rashford

    Bench:: Button/ Kelly/ Tomori/ Connolly

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

      Very nice

      1. FPL ElasticO
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        Thanks

  8. Nespinha
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    1FT - 0.6ITB

    Pope (button)
    Robbo, Lund, Chilwell (kelly, janmaat)
    Salah (c), Alli, Mount, KDB (dendoncker)
    Vardy (vc), Rashford, Mousset

    GTG?

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

      Bom

  9. FALSE PROFIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Reboot
    I can't help but think points this week will be so much down to who you choose to bench.
    My back 7
    Pope/Guaita (Going for G)
    Soy/Lund/TAA/Aurier/Tomori (Leaving Aurier and Tomori on the bench could go so wrong)
    Or play 4 at the back which will put Zaha or Jimmi on the bench.

    Anyone else have similar problems?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Had theses problems for 3 weeks now, this being the fourth, well according to my maths.
      Kelly and Cantwell have really been giving me the finger from the bench.

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        Same

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

      Most people in similar boat. Play the attackers.

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        Usually I would

    3. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Bench Boost

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        Nah. too many risks of rotation this time of year.

  10. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    I am bringing in Son for Mane in GW18. Is it worth -4 to bring Alli at the same time or wait until GW19?

    1. El Presidente
      7 months, 4 days ago

      wait

    2. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      They are playing Chelski I think, so no, one is enough. Who would you move out for Alli?

      1. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        Maddison or Pulisic. Pulisic is blanking but has better fixtures, so in a dilemma who to replace.

        1. FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 4 days ago

          The dilemma is created. No dilemma if you don't make the move.

          1. JustPark
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 4 days ago

            Genius!

    3. The 5% Team
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      I would wait...but those fast price rises can make a person very triggerhappy I suppose

    4. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      I’d wait.

  11. balint84
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Connolly to Ayew?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Got Ayew for few weeks and can't wait to get rid of ...

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

      Not very inspiring and a bit too dear for a perma-bench if that is the plan.

    3. Avon calling
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Ayew

  12. The Yorkshire Pirlo
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Which duo?

    A) KDB, Ings
    B) Dele, Rashford

    1. Longlatini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      B

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      B please

    3. KINGS
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 4 days ago

      B by a light year

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

    1. Best GK for next month (during this crazy period)?

    2. Best team to double up?

    3. Salah or Vardy for cpt this week?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Guaita
      Spurs
      Salah

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

      Guaita
      Spurs

    3. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 4 days ago

      1)Guaita

      2)Spurs / Chelsea hard to pick

      3)Salah for me but I'm aware it could fail miserably.

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

      Guita
      Spurs
      Vardy

  14. balint84
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    capt Vardy or Salah?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Salah for the hell of it.

    2. KINGS
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Play safe with Vardy

  15. El Presidente
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Am I alone looking at Keita playing that n.10 role at Liverpool?

    1. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Yep

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

      Not alone, but now hardly the best time to get him in or best use of a Liverpool spot in the longer term.

      1. El Presidente
        7 months, 4 days ago

        Yes, not now. But I see it as potentially a good way into double up that mid with a much cheaper option. Lets see, early days.

  16. JasonG123
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Which move?
    (A) Perez to Alli
    (B) Perez and Jimenez to Son and Ings (-4)?

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      A

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

      A

    3. KINGS
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 4 days ago

      You should have gotten Ings Long ago. Now almost time to let go

  17. dshv
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Pope
    Soy lund kelly .. baldock riko
    Mane sterling mount alli . Dendo
    Vardy kane tammy

    Good to go? Some changes 1 ft???

    Thanks in advance.

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

      Save

  18. Soonmixdin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Opinions welcomed! Have got this squad:

    Ryan Hendo
    Chilwell Robbo Lundstram Kelly Dunk
    KdB Mane Cantwell Alli Pulisic
    Vardy Jimenez Ayew

    Squad Value = £102.5m (£0.7m ITB) with 2 FT this week.

    Thinking of doing Hendo + Pulisic > Guita + Zaha. Thoughts?

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

      Plenty dumping Zaha.
      Beef up Ayew to Mousse and save?

      1. Soonmixdin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 3 days ago

        That's a pretty good plan, thanks for the reply! 🙂

  19. Yunesy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 4 days ago

    I've got a bench dilemma this week. Who should be on it? Those in brackets are currently on the bench.

    Pope (McGovern)
    TAA, Lundstram, Soyuncu, (Aurier, Rico)
    Mane (VC), De Bruyne, Maddison, Pulisic (Mount)
    Jimenez, Vardy (C), Ings

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Looks fine to me

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

      Looks fine. If I had Aurier I'd be inclined to play every week to catch attacking returns though.

      1. Yunesy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 4 days ago

        That's what I'm concerned about. I just know that whatever choice I make, my bench players will outscore the ones that I start.

  20. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    What's everyone's favourite food to eat on Boxing Day?

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

      Second Christmas dinner or Turkey curry

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

      Left overs: sausages and dark bit of turkey

      1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        Turkey hot or cold?

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

          Cold.
          Strongly against reheating bird meat in my household so hot never occured to me as an option.

          1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 4 days ago

            We always had it cold with pickle, but always found it too dry unless you had a silly pickle to turkey ratio. Last year we whacked the left overs in gravy overnight and had it as a casserole the next day - found it much nicer.

            Are there issues with reheating bird meat? Never heard that one before.

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

              Seems to be okay if you heat properly all the way through.
              I never questioned it, only even became an issue after I got married and my mum ran screaming across the house one time to wrestle a chicken off my wife.
              Casserole looks like a good option. Thanks Jarv.

    3. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Always Biryani

      1. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        +1

    4. Ason Willa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Kebabs but I'm in Istanbul

    5. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Bubble and squeak witch cooked ham glazed with English mustard!!

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        *with

    6. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Turkey, bacon and pea pie, delicious. But then I'm an excellent cook.

      1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        Sounds nice - with gravy?

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 4 days ago

          The gravy is inside. You make it from the carcass and all the left over veg. Reduce it to a gravy, and the new ingredients, it'll thicken further. Blind bake short crust pastry for 20 minutes, then fill with turkey bacon goodness and gravy. If your felling like a nutter, put a puff pastry lid on and bake. Bang tidy bruv.

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

            Sounds amazing. Mind if I pop round for a bit on 26th?

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              7 months, 4 days ago

              You're most welcome, but this year sadly I'm spending it with the in-laws in Hungary. If you make that dish, just serve with some green beans and some buttered boiled potatoes.

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

                Thanks Rupert.

    7. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Whatever is left over from Christmas Day, plus Christmas cake. This year we';re cooking a vegan Christmas meal, so it will be different from other years.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        Holy crap

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 4 days ago

          Ha, didn't notice the pun.

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

            Lol - neither did I! Whatever it was, it was unintentional! Serious brain fade at my age. 😀

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              7 months, 4 days ago

              NO, MY OWN PUN, (HOLY CRAP)

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

                Ah, I'm with you now - but even so it doesn't have to be crap and it most certainly isn't holy in our house.

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

          It's not a problem - we both love cooking, and eating, food of all sorts, but it will be a bit different from roast pheasant.

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 4 days ago

            Roast pheasant sounds divine.

    8. BigBillyBass
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 4 days ago

      KFC

  21. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Will Corbyn scrap VAR though.

    Need to know before deadline.

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

      Do you 10 pm tonight or 11.30 on Saturday morning?

      1. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 4 days ago

        Tonight so site not down.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      When is that?

      1. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 4 days ago

        The night, the night.

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

    See the Korean joke thread got removed (fairly).
    Wrote a comment with a very slight bad word in it the other day and mods rewrote it with a milder word rather than just banning. Happened to anyone else before? Interesting that they made the effort, but just a bit surprised.

    1. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      I would like to know Fxxk is the same as the real word?
      No; but the connotation is the same.

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

      Made an ironic comment that got deleted-sarcasm doesn’t translate in typed form I guess

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

      Of course the mods have a job to do and to police the site as they see fit, but the asterisks being ok and full words not does seem a bit silly, I guess that that is just the way it is arther than something peculiar to here.
      I was surprised though yesterday when a mod made the effort to replace the workd b*stard with a milder synonym.

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        7 months, 4 days ago

        In most places it’s normally against the terms and conditions that you not only shouldn’t swear, but shouldn’t attempt to circumvent the censoring either. So typing a swear word with an asterisk replacing a letter is still breaking the rules

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

          Agree that it is totally fair, but the asterisk thing appears even of the front page of some of the less high brow newspapers.

          1. Trophé Mourinho
            7 months, 4 days ago

            Yea I don’t see a big issue with it personally, see what I did there 😀

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

              Take a look in The Mirror

              1. Trophé Mourinho
                7 months, 4 days ago

                Lol

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

                Is feck OK on here?

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

                  It seems it is

                2. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  7 months, 4 days ago

                  don't give a shite

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

              Very good.

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

          Apart from the one near the top of this page it would seem

          I’m not saying they should be deleted just that it should be consistent if done at all

  23. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 4 days ago

    How have you still got Wc.

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Easy 🙂

  24. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Jesus (C)

    Christmas.

  25. FPL Motty
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Any advice appreciated!

    Jiminez to Rashford for a -4?!

    Bearing in mind.. rash is bang on form however everton at home isnt the easiest of fixture after their performance last week. Jimi has a tough one as well vs spurs. Gw 18 both have good fixtures, jimi nor(a), but rash also wat(a). Its after that that im really keen on, as jimi fixtures get worse and utds are good. Is it best to just wait it out until gw19 or is it better to get rash in now and be able to be flexible for other xfers around gw19 as im sure other form / issues will arise then.. im very stuck on this!

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Tough one, Spurs are still pretty poor defensively and historically, Jimi tends to do well against the big boys.

      1. FPL Motty
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        This was also on my mind. Jimi not unlikely to get returns and nor(a) a very good fixture after..

    2. korbendallas82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Im very unsure about Everton United. Everton team on high spirit right now. That can be said about Rashford to though.

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

      Would think twice about doing it for free this week. Defo not for a hit.

    4. FPL Motty
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Cheers guys. Unsurprisingly a mixed response! Very hard to call so maybe caution is best here. Checked jimis stats v spurs and hes played twice, got 2goals and an assist. So i think ill stick, esp for a hit

  26. Lignja
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Pope
    Soyuncu, Lundstram, Kelly
    Mane, Kdb, Son, Pulisic
    Vardy, Abraham, Rashford

    Martin, Cahil, Rico, Dendoker

    Gtg? No ft 1.3m itb for Pulsic to Alli next week

  27. Chelsea91
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Hendo
    Robbo,Soy,Lund
    Mane,Kdb,Son,Maddy
    Jimmy,Vardy(c),Rash

    Button Cantwell Rico Hanley

    How the team mate? Any suggestion?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Team looks good.

      1. Chelsea91
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 4 days ago

        thanks mate

  28. EL tridente
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Who to start?
    A) Shelvey
    B) McGinn

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      A

  29. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Play one:

    A) Kelly
    B) Pukki

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      A

    2. seewhyaxe
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      hello folks, really appreciate some help here. I had 2 FTs, used 1 on Tomori -> Kelly.

      Now I have 1.4m itb, wildcarding gw19 most likely.

      Pope
      Robbo, Lunds, Soy
      Mane, KDB, Son, Zaha
      Vardy (C) Jim, Abraham

      Button, Kelly, Rico, Hayden.

      Should I save or do KDB -> Alli?

      1. seewhyaxe
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        reply fail. I'd play Kelly.

      2. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        Save

  30. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Didnt realise the vote was on today.
    Definitely going to vote for Wang, just in the hope he does a bad job and we can say "Get Wang out".