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2,689 Comments Post a Comment
  1. FPL ElasticO
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Who should you bench??

    A. Maddison
    B. Ings

    1. toca
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Ings

    2. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Maddison

    3. Ohh1454
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Same dilemma benching mad atm although could change

    4. Cheesyzoot
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Ings... gna be 3-0 chelsea

    5. AnyLaporteinastorm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      A

  2. MoManeTaa
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Tammy (c) -> Alli (c) -> KDB (c) -> Salah (c) -> Tammy (c) -> ->-> ????

    1. 1zverGGadeM
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Salah here

    2. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Yes.

    3. toca
      1 month, 28 days ago

      The ones I like the most are KDB and Vardy but something tells me it's gonna be Tammy....

    4. Jullepuu
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Damn. I always decide the captain early on and it's rare that I switch it before the deadline. Tammy has C currently.

    5. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      On Tammy at the minute

    6. AnyLaporteinastorm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Tammy

  3. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    RMWCT (gw20):

    Ramsdale 4.0
    Soy Lund Aurier Kiko Dunk
    Salah Sterling KDB Alli Grealish
    Vardy Tammy Greenwood

    1. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I would consider 4-4-2 by downgrading Grealish and upgrading defence.
      But very good.

  4. Daniel Son
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    What combo scores more in the next three weeks?
    1) Cantwell (AVL)+ Salah(WOL) +Salah( SHU)
    Or
    2) Alli( BRI) +Alli(nor) + Alli(sou)

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      2

    2. dmkp
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      A

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Alli Alli Alli

  5. DIMITRIS
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Mane for captain this week ?

    1. All about the galacticos
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      no kidding, i had a dream he scored a hat trick
      tempted but im still not going to do it

      1. Stef rocks
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Follow your feelings mate - this is a Gw you can be punty (also I don’t think Mane is a punt)

  6. Reeker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Bench one. TAA, Kelly, Lundstram, Targett

    1. Garlana
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Targett

    2. AnyLaporteinastorm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Targett

    3. Stef rocks
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Easy Target

  7. Garlana
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Bench 1:
    A) Ings
    B) Jimi
    C) Moura
    D)Alli
    E) grealish

    Yes it's that tough!

    1. dmkp
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      That's difficult but probably between A or B

    2. cruzex
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Há é to Bench one

      a) jimenez
      B) maddison

      My team

      Gazza
      Tomori kelly lund
      Martial grealish mane alli (maddison)
      Kane (c) rashford (jimenez)

      Ty

      1. cruzex
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Fail

    3. theodosios
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Realy tough...Ings or Jim are rational decisions, but I would bench Grealish

    4. Stef rocks
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      A

  8. FirMinaMiMo
    1 month, 28 days ago

    What does the acronyms stands for ??? In entry history 🙂

    PB ,,,, TM ,,,, TC ,,,, OP ???!!!???

    1. Legomané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Points benched
      Transfers made
      Transfers cost (-4's)
      Overall points

      1. FirMinaMiMo
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Thank yu mate 🙂

  9. Nightf0x
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Ryan (buton)
    Lund aurier kely (taa soy)
    Kdb ali mane grelish (dendo)
    Vardy rash tamy

    WC gw20, which transfer this gw?

    A) buton to hendo/guaita, bench ryan
    B) taa to digne/baldock, bench rash start ryan
    C) dendo to cantwel, bench rash start ryan
    D) rash to 10.0 fwd, start ryan

  10. cruzex
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Have to Bench one:
    (a) jimenez
    (b) maddison

    My team

    Gazza
    Tomori lund kelly
    Martial mane alli grealish (maddison)
    Kane(c) rashford (jimenez)

    Ty

    1. Stef rocks
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I am benching B for Cantwell

  11. Cheesyzoot
    1 month, 28 days ago

    All I want for Christmas is a (T)ammy hatty... anyone else?

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Tammy benched would be lovely.

      1. Cheesyzoot
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Ho-ho-ho

        Who's your captain?

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Juggling between Raz & Alli, might end up on Mousset.

  12. Chrisirwin01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Anyone bringing in Pogba? I think he's worth a punt and Captain material given his record against Newcastle.

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      He might do well for a few GWs. Could be pushing for a move to RM/Barca too.

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Just like Alli vs CHE? 😉

  13. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Merry Christmas all! G2G? Best Captain?

    Pope
    TAA • Lundy • Aurier
    Mané • Richarlison • KDB • Alli • Grealish
    Vardy • Tammy
    (McGov. Greeny. Soy. Rico*)

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      GTG Richarlison [C] for a punt! 😉

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Haha cheers boss

  14. stu92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 28 days ago

    2.0 ITB, 0 FT, GTG?

    Who would you captain?

    Ryan
    Chilwell - Robertson - Lundstram - Aurier
    Salah - KDB - Maddison - Pulisic
    Vardy (c) - Jiminez
    (4.0 - Tomori - Connolly - Hayden)

  15. 03farmboy
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Who to captain?
    A) Abraham
    B) Grealish
    C) De Bruyne

    1. Cheesyzoot
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Definitely not C from those if that helps

      1. Cheesyzoot
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Oops meant B, got to be Tammy or Kev

  16. BOOM XHAKALACA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    One week punt before wc is unleashed?

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Sergio Romero.

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Richalison

      1. SoShy
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Antonio

    3. Ohh1454
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I’ve brought in el ghazi as a one week punt

  17. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Merry Christmas everyone, first opportunity to get online today!

    The RMT tool has advised me to bench Vardy this week 🙁

    What do you think?

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      You should ask back compensation for such RMT.

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        🙂

    2. noahzark22
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      do it

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        🙂

    3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Tell RMT to get lost

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        🙂

    4. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Merry Christmas !!
      You Know the answer to rmt thing bdw.

      I mean, it's Sir Jamie Vardy we're talking about

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Yeah all weeks captain candidate

    5. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I found it hilarious ... I guess mathematically it rates LIV defense so highly 😉

    6. Cheesyzoot
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Bench him ahead of who?

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Is that relevant? 😉 Martial Pulisic KDB Grealish Alli Abraham Rashford

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I won't bench him for Salah/mane/kdb atm.
          He's just Red Hot under BR !

        2. Cheesyzoot
          1 month, 28 days ago

          100% relevant

          Bench Trashford

          1. thegaffer82
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            You’re joking right?

            He blanks one week and you’re saying to bench him?

            Crazy talk!

  18. Tcheco
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Bench:

    A. Cantwell
    B. Maddison
    C. Ings

    Captain:

    A. Vardy
    B. Rashford
    C. Alli

    1. Cheesyzoot
      1 month, 28 days ago

      C
      A

    2. EmreCan Hustle
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      C
      B

    3. AnyLaporteinastorm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      B
      A

    4. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      AC

    5. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      AC

  19. Amey
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    I'm already missing the Vardy © thing this GW after going with a different ©.

    Looking forward to © him against WHU GW 20.

    Televised game, late KO ...

    Perfect scenario for a 12+ pointer 😀

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      When is his rest incoming? Probably vs West Ham?

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        You know him matchday routine ??
        Madman !
        Drinks 3 red bulls
        1/2 full Expresso.
        Roumered that he uses Nicotine patches too 😀

        He doesn't need rest. He's a machine.

        Also, manager won't want to anger him by resting him. Because as they say, he's the leader of the Leicester mafia (dressing room) nobody messes up with him 😀

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Noted.
            Thanks
            Not so sure then 😀

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Next GW he may not play 90 mins

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Wow. 2 in a row
        I'm still going with him i guess 😀
        Thanks for heads up though

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          No sorry I meant the game after Liverpool

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Yes I know that buddy. Whu game.
            Thank you 🙂

  20. ViperStripes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    So tempted by Ings > Kane(cj

    Could be an ideal time to swap given Ings fixtures and likelihood of rest.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Rest is a valid argument.
      FDR isn't one though. He has scored against so many big sides this season. Southampton press high up the field too so can be great against high line defenses.

      I think he's suffering from is price tag. I mean if Wilson had scored same people would have gone mad about it

  21. Hits from the Bong
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    I think I’ve decided on Son + TAA to Salah + Gomez. Does this sound okay before I pull the trigger? Cheers

    Guaita
    TAA* Kelly Lundstram
    Mane KDB Son* Alli
    Vardy Abraham Ings

    Button Soyuncu Rico Dendonker

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Gomez nailed next few gws? Lovren and Matip out yeah?

      1. Hits from the Bong
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Think so, was hoping someone could tell me: will give Gomez 3 games then maybe look to Williams or Fernandez

        1. Hits from the Bong
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          *Willems

    2. Mortal.Swinbat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I did Son & TAA to Mane & Kelly, gives me

      Ryan
      Kelly, Lundstrum, Aurier
      Salah, Mane, KDB, Grealish
      Vardy, Abraham, Jiminez

  22. theodosios
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    What is your favorite player this season beside Lord Lundstram? 🙂 Mine - Soyuncu. I bought him when he was 4.6m I think and he dissapointed me maybe 1 or 2 times.

    1. Random Name
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Lord Lundstram I > All

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Jamie Vardy.
      He's a God's blessing this season

      1. theodosios
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I agree, but he already proved himself in this league and FPL 🙂

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Ahh that way.
          It has to be Ings then. Both in terms of real life & FPL.

          Amazing season he's having

    3. Hits from the Bong
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Ingsy wingsy

    4. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Jimenez and Pereira only

    5. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Vardy ... brought him for Kane's failure on my WC ...

    6. Mortal.Swinbat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Martial gave me a nice boost at the start of the season and so did Diop back when West Ham kept 3 clean sheets on the bounce.

      Lately Jiminez has done me well and I’ve captained Salah last 2 weeks who’s done me well

  23. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Kevin has the stats..

    Leicester not as defensively sound as previously and wolves got thru their back line easily...

    Kdb (c) anyone??

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Wot

    2. Random Name
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Vardy C

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Is this for last gw?

  24. Random Name
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Ings is the English Odemwingie - time to get him out

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Keeping him for his hattie vs Palace.

  25. estheblessed
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Who scores more points?

    a) Zaha (home to West Ham)
    b) Abraham (home Southampton)
    c) Ings (away Chelsea)

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      B

    2. rjcv177
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      i wish i could say A (owner)...but B probably
      If C is rested he can be a great option for 20+21

    3. NATSTER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Should be B

  26. NATSTER
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Starting ?

    C - Cantwell vs AVL (A)
    J - Jimenez vs MCI (H)

    1. Hits from the Bong
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Both

      1. NATSTER
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Cannot drop others

        KDB - Mane - Alli - Grealish
        Vardy - Kane

        1. Hits from the Bong
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I’d bench Grealish but may not be wise

          1. NATSTER
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Thanks for sharing. McGinn out might affect Grealish but we will have to observe first.

            He's in good form now, so it's a bit difficult to bench him in his home game.

    2. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Cantwell

      1. NATSTER
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        He usually does the business at home, so that made me hesitated.

    3. Hits from the Bong
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      J

    4. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      J for me Nats

  27. Pia06rc
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Start Tomori or Kelly?

    1. NATSTER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Same issue. Kelly here.

    2. Zero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Tomori IMO if Ings is rested.

  28. Jam0sh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Wildcard played. Good luck all.

    Ramsdale
    Kelly, Lundstram, TAA
    Salah, KDB, Moura, Grealish
    Abraham, Kane, Vardy

    Subs: Cantwell, Soyoncu, Rico --- Button

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Noice.

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Nice. Captain??

  29. smix
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Gazza
    Digne Aurier Lundstram
    Mane KDB Alli Grealish(c)
    Vardy Rashford Abraham (vc)
    Roberto Kelly Soyuncu Dendo

    GTG? On a -4 already !

  30. Zero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Merry evening everyone!

    I have a one week midfield punt to make, and I'm toying with the idea of either Martial, Pogba, or Antonio. I'm personally not convinced on Alli or Grealish, at least for one GW.

    Martial and Pogba look to be battling for about two goals in the game so it seems a coin flip, although Martial is the sensible choice especially as Pogba links well with Martial.

    Antonio is a bit of a curveball but I've been impressed with him recently and he's OOP.

    It seems Martial is a bit of a safe no-brainer, but Antonio has had more big chances, SoT and very similar xGl recently.

    Any thoughts would be appreciated!

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Would go for Pogba for one week punt. Explosive with a higher ceiling than Martial or Antonio.

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Antonio is a great call.