Pro Pundit Teams

How I’ve improved my FPL rank after a slow start

Az discusses his rise up the Fantasy Premier League ranks in his latest Pro Pundits article


My ascent up the rankings continues. After being down in the depths of the two million mark in Gameweek 11, six out of seven green arrows has seen me move into a more respectable position of 372,885th at the time of writing. The gloom of the start to my season has been lifted and I can look forward to the second half of the campaign with some cautious optimism.

The Black Box has been gathering dust over this period, as I haven’t needed to reflect on any mistakes and learn from them. Instead, I enter strange territory where I can actually look back over the last few months and think about what went right for a change.

Vardy and captaincy

This isn’t particularly insightful but I have to mention the current highest-scoring player in the game and the impact he’s had on my season. Going into Gameweek 12, I had a successful captain return in five out of 11 Gameweeks (a 45% success rate). Then Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) came in. Since then, I’ve captained Vardy for point hauls of 12, 12, 5 and 5, and my captain has returned in all but two Gameweeks (71% success rate). Vardy has also been my highest-scoring player in three of these Gameweeks.

Having a consistent player like Vardy, to many, can seem quite boring. But ultimately, I find that the captaincy is the single most difficult decision we face each week. Even when presented with an ‘easy’ game for certain key assets (like Sadio Mané (£12.2m) versus Brighton in Gameweek 14, or Raheem Sterling (£11.8m) versus Southampton in Gameweek 11) there is always the risk that players will blank.

However, Vardy’s record since Gameweek 9 is unbelievable: 12 goals, not a single blank and four double-digit returns. As others have looked to be clever and go for more leftfield options, sticking the captaincy on Vardy has led to consistent returns in an area which I have struggled with. His effective ownership might be high each week but you are still making up ground if you captain him and he returns. Slow and steady has been the key to my rise.

Ings

Ings continues scoring run as Shelvey nets third goal in three

Let me tell you a story about Danny Ings (£6.5m). Last year, I bought him into my team around Christmas time. I had a strike force of Ings, Isaac Success (£5.8m) and Alexandre Lacazette (£9.3m) and to be honest, I was looking for trouble.

The three were appalling for me, as players like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.8m), Raúl Jiménez (£7.5m) and Sergio Aguero (£11.7m) hoovered up the points. I’ll always remember listening to the Soccer Saturday commentary in one particular game, as Ings was through on goal, only to miss the target and then be taken off with an injury. His price, around £5.0m at the time, meant it was really difficult for me to move him on, and I had fires all over my squad. This meant that Ings stayed in my team for weeks despite his red flag. It was a nightmare.

This year, however, he’s more than made up for it. When Tammy Abraham (£7.9m) picked up an injury, I thought it may be a chance to take a punt on Danny again. But I did not expect him to get five goals in as many games and be second to only Vardy in the goalscoring charts at the time of writing.

I’ve always felt that injuries to a player such as Abraham present a great opportunity to move ahead of people who are slower to react. While my decision to remove Kevin De Bruyne (£10.4m) earlier in the season was a misfire, I stuck to this strategy, and I’m glad that I went for Ings. Equally, I’m sure that those that moved for Jiménez will be delighted with his goal and three assists over the same period. Those that held on to Abraham however, will be disappointed that they didn’t roll the dice.

Avoiding Pulisic

Pulisic benched as Lampard switches to a 3-4-3 against unchanged Spurs

One area that I was determined not to get dragged in to was entering into the lottery of Chelsea’s midfield rotation. Of course, I didn’t expect six gameweeks of blanks for Christian Pulisic (£7.2m), but I did fear that he may be at risk of rotation due to the number of players that are vying for starting spots and any potential unsettling of the team that may be caused by Lampard’s tinkering.

Instead I went for James Maddison (£7.8m), and while he has now left my team, his returns have been excellent for me – despite occupying a much deeper position than I was happy with.

As we enter the Christmas period, rotation is expected – but giving yourself a headache of a player like Mason Mount (£6.5m) or Pulisic, where you are fearing their name not being on the teamsheet every time you check the line-ups, does not seem sensible to me. Yes, Pulisic has only missed one game over quite a long period, but now Chelsea have put in one of their best performances of the season against Spurs, you have to feel like his spot is less secure.

As some advice, consider who in your team is droppable and consider moving them on. I’d be a worried owner of players like Anthony Martial (£7.7m), Gabriel Jesus (£9.6m) or even Brighton star Neal Maupay (£5.8m), who may be pushed out to the wing or even dropped over the Christmas break.

My plans going forward

But that’s enough reflection. I now need to think about how to capitalise on my good run. We have several new managers in the league and I’m looking to see if there are any “bounces” I can exploit.

Watford put in a great performance against Manchester United and the training videos that have Pearson encouraging quick passing and explosive running make me think that players like Troy Deeney (£6.2m), Gerard Deulofeu (£6.1m) or Ismaïla Sarr (£6.2m) could start to pick up points with good fixtures ahead.

I’m also an admirer of Carlo Ancelotti. I think his appointment is great news for Everton and it’s the defence I am particularly interested in. Lucas Digne (£5.7m) has dropped in price and I think he will continue to be heavily involved in Everton’s attacks, with his chances of clean sheets surely increasing. Other players like Yerry Mina (£5.3m) and Richarlison (£7.9m) could benefit from the new manager – and even options like Moise Kean (£6.4m) could also potentially come into reckoning.

Arsenal, under Arteta, I am much less confident about. I think he has inherited a mess, and if he can get them firing, he truly is a miracle worker. There are simply no players other than Aubameyang that I think you can consider for your team at this stage. It will be fascinating to see what he can do with the squad but, in my opinion, it is far too lightweight and weak to compete in the league, or to factor into our squads. Sorry, Arsenal fans!

This will likely be my last article before 2020, so I’d just like to say a big thank you to anyone that has read these and to anyone that has followed me on the Scoutcas, or on my new venture of FPL Top Guns with Luke. I’m having a lot of fun writing and recording things lately, so it’s nice to feel like I’ve got my mojo back, and that hopefully you are enjoying the content.

To everyone on the site, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Az has been a contributor to the site and Scoutcast guest for many years. The Brighton and Hove Albion supporter has three top 10k finishes to his name in a long Fantasy career, the best of which was a rank of 817 in the 2017/18 season.

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2,958 Comments Post a Comment
  1. krishgorwani
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 23 hours ago

    Benching headache

    Which 2 to play out of 3?
    A) Kelly (WHU)
    B) Cantwell (avl)
    C) Otamendi (wol)

    Rest of the team
    Martin (ryan)
    Wan bissaka lundstram salah kdb alli
    Vardy rashford Kane

    1. super mane
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      Kelly and Cantwell

      1. krishgorwani
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 23 hours ago

        Thanks

  2. The Head-Ake
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 hours ago

    Bottomed:

    Ramsdale - (Button)
    Kelly - Lundstram - Aurier - (Soyuncu) - (Reid)
    Grealish - (Maddison) - KDB - Alli - Mane(vc)
    Vardy - Jiminez - Tammy(c)

    0.2 ITB. WC Team. Would you rather Ramsdale + Aurier or Gazzaniga + Ota? I also really would appreciate any inputs on this team. Thanks

    1. Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      Lundstram with his upcoming fixtures won't necessarily help your defense.

    2. super mane
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      I don't trust the Spurs defense, especially after Mourinho said that he doesn't want them to sacrifice their attacking game, and fixing the defense would do that. So Aurier is a better bet (for attacking returns only, don't expect clean sheets).

      Ramsdale may not keep clean sheets either, but there are some good fixtures, and he does get save points. So Ramsdale + Aurier seems good. Potentially switch from Ramsdale to Henderson around GW 24-25, as Sheffield have a great run then.

      1. super mane
        2 months, 23 hours ago

        You also may want to upgrade Reid, if you're planning to bench Lundstram GW 20 and 21. Rico could be useful then

        1. The Head-Ake
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 hours ago

          I could do Lundstram to a 4.6 SHU defender and get Digne instead of Aurier, would that help?

    3. dohdohbird
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      Rams and aurier

  3. MoManeTaa
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 hours ago

    Your suggestions on Captaincy n bench please

    Guaita
    Kelly Lund Aurrier
    KDB Alli Mane Salah
    Vardy Jimenez Tammy

    Bench - Taylor Soy Donker

    1. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      Start CTaylor over Kelly and spread the risk ?

  4. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 hours ago

    Captain conundrum guys

    A) vardy
    B) rashford
    C) Mane
    D) kdb
    E) Alli

    1. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      I get a feeling rashford wud finally come to the party

    2. RyanMK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      Don't have Rashford but have the other 4. I'm going with Alli with KDB as vice.

    3. Mc3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      So tough. Alli or rash for me

    4. The Head-Ake
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      D

  5. DeltaKilo
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 23 hours ago

    Start 2

    A) Kelly
    B) TAA
    C) Cantwell
    D) Maddison

    Cheers!

    1. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      Tough 🙂

    2. RyanMK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      I have all 4. 3 are playing with Cantwell first sub.

    3. Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      B, C

    4. Stef rocks
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      Same team and I am starting AC

      1. Stef rocks
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 hours ago

        Oh sorry didn’t see Trent so BC definitely

    5. The Head-Ake
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      CB

  6. pelle9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 hours ago

    Bench 1 ?

    A) Tomori - home to Soton

    B) Ings - away to Chelsea

    C) Kelly - home to West Ham

    Thanks guys.

    1. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      B

      1. RyanMK
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 23 hours ago

        C

    2. Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      A

    3. Mc3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      A

    4. EmreCan Hustle
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      C

    5. Stef rocks
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      B

    6. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      A

    7. Jamb0
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      C

    8. The Head-Ake
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      B

  7. RyanMK
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 23 hours ago

    Looking at Everton and Liverpool's fixture list, I am considering swapping TAA for Digne.

    1. Yay. Do it now.
    2. Yay but do it after GW21 (Everton v Man City)
    3. Nay

    1. Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      2

    2. Stef rocks
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      2

    3. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      2

  8. Mc3
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 hours ago

    Who to cap?
    A) Rash
    B) Tammy
    C) Alli

    1. Stef rocks
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      B

    2. EmreCan Hustle
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      A

      1. Mc3
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 hours ago

        Thanks lads, was on c 😀

    3. Emp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      not b im not sure he starts

      1. The Head-Ake
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 hours ago

        Who else would?

      2. Stef rocks
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 hours ago

        Ofcourse he will, but probably limited minutes :70-80 still enough for a Hatti

  9. rokonto
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 hours ago

    Captain opinions please
    Vardy
    Rashford
    Abraham
    De Bruyne
    Mané
    Salah

    1. Imrie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      Tammy

    2. Mc3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      Rash for pens and mins over Tammy?

    3. Sreeraj (The Keane F15Teen)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      Rash or Mane for me.. Tammy in my opinion wont start this one

      1. Stef rocks
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 hours ago

        No way Tammy won’t start

  10. tvz32
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 hours ago

    Bench one of the following:

    1) Grealish (NOR)
    2) Ings (che)
    3) Maddison (LIV)

    1. Imrie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      3

    2. aleksios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      2.

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      Grealish seems all wrong. Can’t bring myself to bench a player in Ings’ form. So benching Maddison. Just about ahead on power front 8 strategy:

      GW15 Maddison benched for a goal
      GW16 Ings benched for a goal but got him on for Mane
      GW17 Grealish benched for 0

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 23 hours ago

        You got out of jail big time with Grealish’s pen miss there 😉

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 23 hours ago

          Forgot that bit 🙂

          But there again Maddy has an assist chalked off so a 6 of one situation I suppose

    4. The Head-Ake
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      3

  11. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 23 hours ago

    Cap Rash or Alli?

    1. Mc3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      Flip a coin me thinks

  12. Imrie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 23 hours ago

    Captain:

    A: Tammy
    B: Kane

    1. Mc3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      B

    2. aleksios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      B.

    3. Stef rocks
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      B

  13. drughi
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 23 hours ago

    Putting my trust in Mo(C) again

  14. aleksios
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 hours ago

    Which one?

    a) Play Maddison.
    b) Soy to Digne/PVA.

    Thanks.

    1. Printing Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      B

    2. EmreCan Hustle
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      A

    3. Jamb0
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      B with Digne for me

    4. Stef rocks
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      B with Digne

  15. Zlatanzo
    2 months, 23 hours ago

    Asking for more opinions... best Pope replacement ??
    A) Ramsdale (bou double up)
    B) Guiata (palace double up)
    C) Foster

    1. dohdohbird
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      Guaita

    2. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      Guita

      1. Pompey5
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 hours ago

        Guiata - who is your Palace double up with?

        1. The 12th Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 23 hours ago

          I’m on Ryan.
          I have Kelly. So him. PVA usually pops up with a goal in the holiday period..

  16. EmreCan Hustle
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 23 hours ago

    Referring to RubberDucky's 'community post'.

    Is C. Wilson considered a bargain at 7.4m?
    Is he that much better than Pukki, Jimenez, Ings, Maupay, etc?

    He was great last season no doubt about that, but a lot of that had to do with Fraser's creativity which isn't as good this time.

    1. Jamb0
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      Would hardly call him a bargain. Ings and Pukki cheaper. Jiminez is a better player and in a better team for same price. Granted he has a few decent fixtures coming up so he's worth watching

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 23 hours ago

        Yep I share your views. He has great potential, but IMO he already started the season overpriced at 8M;

        - Only 1 season with 150+ score and a terrible injury record.
        - May or may not be on pens.
        - 9 blanks in a row or something this season

  17. Soto Ayam
    2 months, 23 hours ago

    Last chance for a punty captain this season I think. Alli or bust, if bust, them vardypermacap is real

    1. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      I’m on Moura at the moment. Might move to Rashford though.

      1. Soto Ayam
        2 months, 22 hours ago

        That's puntyful. Good luck to ya and I hope it works out. I wouldn't Rashford as I generally find man utd assets unreliable. Moura makes sense, he'll be trying to impress as there's no son for 3 games

  18. The 12th Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 23 hours ago

    Gtg?
    Ryan
    TAA,Lundstrum,Kelly
    Richarlison,Moura(c)KDB,Cantwell
    Vardy,Rashford(vc)Jimenez

    Button,Maddison,Soyuncu,Rico. 0FT 5.3m itb

    Richarlison or Moura >> Salah next GW.

  19. Taegugk Warrior
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 23 hours ago

    Ryan
    Kelly/Aurier/Lund
    Salah/KDB/Alli(c)/Grealish(vc)
    Vardy/Rashford/Abraham

    McGovern- Dendok- Soy-Rico

    0FT 4ITB
    A. G2g
    B. Abraham to Kane (-4)

    1. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      Gtg

  20. Pompey5
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 23 hours ago

    Morning all and Merry Christmas. hope there was plenty of overindulgence! 🙂
    Any thoughts on who to bench or something else?
    A. Kelly
    B. Maddison
    C. TAA

    Team
    Button
    TAA Kelly Lundstrum Aurier
    KDB Mane Zaha Alli
    Vardy Abraham

    Thanks

    1. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      I’m benching Maddison from those.

      1. Pompey5
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 hours ago

        Thanks - Thats where i am at the moment too.

    2. Pompey5
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      Fail.
      Ryan in goal and button on bench!

      1. The 12th Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 hours ago

        Guessed that.

    3. Stef rocks
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      A out of those

  21. seewhyaxe
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 hours ago

    Feeling really good with my captaincy this gw. Hope this differential really plays out.

    Let's go Raz

    1. Aleksei
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      good pick

  22. Whattheheck!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 23 hours ago

    Who would you point in as a forward for up to 9.5m for this week only? I'm thinking Pukki as a maverick pick above Abraham

    1. seewhyaxe
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      Most would point to Rashford

      1. Whattheheck!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 hours ago

        Thank you!

    2. EmreCan Hustle
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      Rashford?

    3. Stef rocks
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      Pukki is a good shout - I like it,but not over Tammy!

  23. Taegugk Warrior
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 23 hours ago

    Chance Tammy benched...?

    1. Aleksei
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      Slim

    2. Stef rocks
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      Not this Gw

    3. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      Managed minutes for sure I would assume...hectic few days ahead.
      Not just for him...there will be lots of rotation going around.

  24. The SK
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 hours ago

    A) Alli(C)
    B) Kane(C)

    1. Taegugk Warrior
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      B

    2. The Head-Ake
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      B

    3. Stef rocks
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      B

  25. The Head-Ake
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 hours ago

    1) Why is Tammy gonna be benched? For whom, Batshuayi?
    2) Is Otamendi a good pick?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      Could be saved for Arsenal.
      Not if Traore races him.

  26. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 23 hours ago

    Otamendi against Wolves 😆 Wolves will spabk City silly

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      Spank Spank Spank that City arse

    2. Aleksei
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      not happening twice in a season, sorry

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 23 hours ago

        😆 Otamendi & Fernandinho can't stop the Mexican sensation

    3. Stef rocks
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      Fernandinho & Otamendi combined speed ca Traore will be so much fun with Wolves counter attacks

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 22 hours ago

        Absolutely

  27. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 hours ago

    Liverpool recent schedule ... tired legs and rotation incoming ?
    23 Nov – Palace (Played) Salah rotated
    27 Nov – Napoli (Played) TAA rotated
    30 Nov – Brighton (Played) Salah rotated
    4 Dec – Everton (Played) Firmino rotated
    7 Dec – Bournemouth (Played) Mane rotated
    10 Dec – Salzburg away (Played)
    14 Dec – Watford home GW17 (Played) Robbo rotated
    17 Dec - Villa away (kids)
    18 Dec – Qatar (Played) TAA, Mane, Firmino rotated
    21 Dec - Qatar (Played) 120 mins plus flight
    26 Dec Leicester away GW19
    29 Dec Wolves home GW20 (Rotation risk)
    2 Jan – Sheffield Utd home GW21 (Rotation risk)
    5 Jan – Everton FA Cup
    11 Jan – Spurs away GW22
    19 Jan – Man U home GW23
    23 Jan – Wolves home GW24

    1. Jamb0
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      Lol... kids 🙂

    2. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      Yes, I expect rotation over GWs 20 and 21. Even for Mané/Salah, we cant exclude it.

      But apart from that, I dont think they will rotate too much and I certainly dont fear the ‘difficult’ fixtures which follow.

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 22 hours ago

        GW 20 & 21 looks risky .... would not be doubling up Mane & Salah for those ... GW20 line up will tell you who will play in GW21

        1. Pieterke30
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 hours ago

          The « advantage » of the double up is Im convinced at least one of Salah/Mané will start every GW though. Klopp wont bench them for the same game.

          But yeah, I hear ya.

    3. EmreCan Hustle
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      Very hard to find players from top teams who won't be rotated at some point.

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 22 hours ago

        i think the trick is to try to use your free transfer to swap the premium players around

    4. Stef rocks
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      Of course they will be rotated 🙂

  28. wycombewanderers
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 23 hours ago

    Worth bringing in digne for -4 to play over Willems?

    1. Stef rocks
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      If you don’t have a decent sub I would say yes

  29. doyeon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 hours ago

    Cheers AZ, likewise to you champ! Love seeing your green arrows of late 🙂

  30. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 23 hours ago

    what would your ideal backline alongside Lundy/Rico be if on a WC from gw20:

    A: Kelly TAA Soy + 6.5m attacker (Grealish or Ings)
    B: Digne Aurier Soy + 6.5m attacker (Grealish or Ings)
    C: Kiko TAA Otamendi + 6.5m attacker (Grealish or Ings)
    D: Kiko Aurier Otamendi + 8.5m attacker (Alli or Ings)

    1. Infected by ebolasie
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 hours ago

      Personally would go as cheap as possible, premiums aren't really paying off