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Moyes gets off to winning start as West Ham’s Double Gameweek 24 assets impress

West Ham United 4-0 Bournemouth

  • Goals: Mark Noble (£5.0m) x2, Sebastien Haller (£7.0m), Felipe Anderson (£6.6m)
  • Assists: Robert Snodgrass (£5.2m), Ryan Fredericks (£4.5m), Declan Rice (£4.7m)
  • Bonus: Noble x3, Fredericks x2, Rice x1

David Moyes’ second stint as West Ham United manager got off to the best possible start on New Year’s Day but he could hardly have wished for more obliging opponents than a woefully out-of-sorts Bournemouth side.

Fantasy Premier League managers will be monitoring the Hammers’ players ahead of Double Gameweek 24, although the fact that the Londoners face Leicester City and Liverpool in that round of fixtures will be off-putting to many.

Forthcoming matches against high-flying Sheffield United and a resurgent Everton will also be truer tests of their abilities, with Wednesday’s opponents Bournemouth the division’s worst team based on form over the last ten Gameweeks.

Still, West Ham couldn’t have done any more than what they did on New Year’s Day, recording their biggest league win in over 12 years.

Moyes didn’t have much time to work with his new troops and didn’t look to make any sweeping tactical changes, retaining a 4-2-3-1 set-up with attacking midfield trio Robert Snodgrass (£5.2m), Felipe Anderson (£6.6m) and Pablo Fornals (£6.0m) playing behind central striker Sebastien Haller (£7.0m).

Michail Antonio (£6.9m) reportedly missed out with a minor hamstring injury.

Haller and Anderson produced arguably their best performances in months, with the hitherto out-of-form striker brilliantly volleying in a Ryan Fredericks (£4.5m) cross and the Brazilian rounding off the scoring when delicately controlling a superb Declan Rice pass (£4.7m) and slotting beyond Aaron Ramsdale (£4.7m) midway through the second half.

Mark Noble (£5.0m), who Moyes has repeatedly praised since his re-appointment as head coach, had opened the scoring with a heavily deflected shot before grabbing his second from the penalty spot after being fouled himself.

There could have been further goals, too, with substitute Manuel Lanzini (£6.2m) heading straight at Ramsdale from six yards and Fornals forcing the Bournemouth goalkeeper into a save with an effort from the edge of the box.

Speaking of the attacking options at his disposal, Moyes said:

We have got so many players who have got the ability. Anderson, Haller, Lanzini, Fornals, all technically gifted players so we want to get them all in the team but we have to play football to win and get ourselves out of this position in the Premier League.

Brazilians score goals, Brazilians make the difference, they do something which makes us all excited, I said [to Anderson] you’re not doing that. Give me a Brazilian goal and to be fair, he did.

Even when Lanzini came on, he looked lively, he had two good opportunities. They are people I know I enjoy working with and hopefully, they felt the same.

Lanzini is one of the players who Moyes worked with in his first stint in east London, with another being Arthur Masuaku (£4.2m) – the FPL defender was deployed ‘out of position’, as he effectively was as a gung-ho wing-back in 2017/18, in a seven-minute cameo against the Cherries on Wednesday.

Lukasz Fabianski (£4.9m) will rarely enjoy an easier afternoon, with his only two saves coming from shots from narrow angles, although his clean sheet was very nearly spoiled late on when Dominic Solanke (£5.2m) nodded against the inside of the post.

Angelo Ogbonna (£4.5m) deserves a mention, too, with the recalled defender delivering an impressive display at centre-half.

Reflecting on his impact on the West Ham players, Moyes said:

I tried to make it as simple as I possibly could.

In truth, I don’t know most of them, maybe eight or nine from before, but I tried to go over with them on yesterday morning, tried to use every bit of time to have conversations with them. I have spoken to one or two individuals who I think will make the difference for us.

But, really, we worked on being in a good defensive shape and when we lost possession, we were in a good place.

What I saw recently is the minute the ball changed over, we couldn’t get back into a good enough shape in transition. We have the ability to run fast forward, play off a big centre forward, and we could do with crossing the ball a bit more. Thankfully today, Seb did that.

Bournemouth were, as they have been for large chunks of the last two months, well below-par.

Callum Wilson (£7.4m) hasn’t delivered an FPL attacking return since September and was anonymous, touching the ball on fewer occasions than Ramsdale.

The Cherries’ injury-hit defence were repeatedly carved open and their most-owned player in FPL, Diego Rico (£4.4m), departed at half-time with a minus score having conceded three goals and picked up a yellow card.

Rico was one of a few players namechecked by his manager afterwards as not being fully fit, with Howe saying:

There were players today playing who were not 100 per cent fit either so that’s not to make excuses and to try and shy away from what we’ve delivered, because it hasn’t been good enough. I thought the players gave everything today but we weren’t in the best physical condition to play.”

I think the difference probably from this to previous years is the amount of injuries that we’ve had. The lightness of the squad, I’ve never had a smaller group of players to pick from.

Even some of those players, if you look aren’t 100 per cent fit. Steve Cook, Junior Stanislas, Diego Rico, Simon Francis, Jefferson Lerma are all coming into the game on the back of injuries and haven’t trained. I don’t think we were in the best physical condition today.

Josh King (£6.1m) and Jack Stacey (£4.3m) joined the ever-growing injury list after picking up hamstring strains in Gameweek 20, with Howe saying after full-time on Wednesday:

I think they’re going to be out for about five to six weeks. They’ve got very similar injuries. Both hamstring injuries, both been given the same grade, so a massive, massive blow.

All of which adds up to an appetising fixture for in-form Watford in Gameweek 22, with Bournemouth out of sorts and short of several first-team players.

Members Analysis

Manchester City 2-1 Everton

  • Goals: Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m) x2 | Richarlison (£8.0m)
  • Assists: Ilkay Gundogan (£5.2m), Riyad Mahrez (£8.4m) | Theo Walcott (£6.2m)
  • Bonus: Jesus x3, Djibril Sidibe (£5.3m) x2, Gundogan, Fernandinho (£5.2m) x1

The 11-day Premier League hiatus probably comes at a good time for Manchester City and owners of their Fantasy assets.

Energy levels had clearly been sapped over Christmas, with the Citizens not helped by having to play over 75 minutes with ten men against Wolves last Friday.

Having named the same front six players in his starting XI in Gameweeks 19 and 20, Pep Guardiola finally delivered the rotation we had been fearing on New Year’s Day.

Raheem Sterling (£11.8m), Sergio Aguero (£11.7m) and Bernardo Silva (£7.8m) were all dropped to the bench, while Kyle Walker (£5.8m), City’s most-owned defender in FPL and an ever-present in the Premier League in December, also made way at right-back.

Kevin De Bruyne (£10.6m), he of the lung-busting runs from deep, avoided a benching but looked to be pacing himself after his exertions over the festive period, operating in a more restrained central midfield role – although, as we’ll discuss shortly, that was perhaps as much about Guardiola’s tactical tweak as it was energy preservation.

Sterling came on for an owner-infuriating one-point cameo in stoppage time, to compound the misery for the 23.3% of Fantasy bosses who still retain the winger’s services.

Explaining the rotation and the omission of Ederson (£6.0m) ahead of kick-off, Guardiola said:

Ederson is sick. The other ones… it has been an incredible amount of games. It’s the toughest period – we need fresh legs.

While the personnel changes weren’t too surprising, the change of formation was.

City switched to a 3-4-3 for this match, with wing-backs Joao Cancelo (£5.2m) and Benjamin Mendy (£5.5m) playing either side of centre-halves Rodri (£5.4m), Eric Garcia (£4.5m) and Fernandinho (£5.2m).

De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan (£5.2m) operated as the two holding midfielders, with Riyad Mahrez (£8.4m) and Phil Foden (£5.1m) flanking Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m) in attack.

We saw very little of De Bruyne in the Everton box as a result, while his distribution was, for once, a little off: the Belgian’s pass completion rate was the worst of any City player in Gameweek 21.

Perhaps De Bruyne most of all needs a breather, which will surely come on Saturday when City entertain Port Vale in the FA Cup.

Asked about his use of a wing-back system, Guardiola said:

We can do it in the future. We make a really good build-up. The five guys – Eric, ‘Dinho, Rodri, Gundogan and Kevin – they are so good with the ball. Everything that happens that starts from there is good. It is better. Riyad received the ball in better conditions. Phil received it in better conditions. It helps us to play better.

City laboured in the first half against Carlo Ancelotti’s side, with a shanked Mahrez effort and a disallowed Foden goal as close as they came to breaking the deadlock.

Everton’s resistance finally caved early in the second half, with Jesus expertly finishing two well-crafted team goals to help City establish what ought to have been a comfortable lead.

A botched pass from Claudio Bravo (£4.8m) led to Richarlison‘s (£8.0m) goal and a nervy final 20 minutes but, in truth, City looked more likely to increase their advantage than concede an equaliser, with Jesus twice denied by Jordan Pickford (£5.3m) and seeing a shot crash back off the upright.

From an Everton point of view, we are hardly likely to be deterred by an away defeat at the Etihad.

The Toffees’ next five matches are appealing (even if the trips to Watford and West Ham perhaps come at the wrong time considering the potential for a continued new manager bounce at both clubs) and they sit near the top of our Season Ticker as a result.

This was Richarlison’s sixth attacking return in the last ten Gameweeks and his advanced role in the Everton set-up is obviously attractive.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.8m) is flourishing under new management, as well: the budget FPL forward has five goals in six matches since Marco Silva departed and, while quiet for long periods, came close to scoring at the Etihad with a header.

Further back, Djibril Sidibe (£5.3m) is enjoying a new lease of life in the post-Silva era.

Whether deployed as a wing-back in a 3-4-3 or a right-winger when the Toffees move to a 4-4-2, the on-loan defender has two assists, two clean sheets and six bonus points in five starts under Duncan Ferguson and Carlo Ancelotti.

Two of those bonus points arrived on New Year’s Day, despite Sidibe not banking an attacking or defensive return.

While the Toffees were not as fluent as they had been at Newcastle in Gameweek 20, chances did arrive: Seamus Coleman (£5.3m) forcing Bravo into an early save, Yerry Mina (£5.3m) nodding wide from a good position and Moise Kean (£6.4m) spectacularly volleying off-target.

An honest Ancelotti said after full-time:

Honestly, Manchester City played a really good game and we stayed in the game until the end. At the end City deserved to win – they were better than us.

We were too shy in the first half, we had the possession but we were not able to find the solutions.

In the second half, we showed good spirit, now we have to look forward for the next game.

On Bernard (£6.4m), who picked up an injury in the warm-up and had to pull out of the starting XI, Ancelotti added:

He was not able to play. He had a contact with Yerry Mina in the warm-up. I hope he will be ready for the next game.

Manchester City (3-4-3): Bravo; Rodrigo, Fernandinho, Eric Garcia; Joao Cancelo, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Mendy; Mahrez, Jesus, (Sterling 90′) Foden (D Silva 82′). 

Everton XI (3-4-3): Pickford; Coleman (Walcott 59′), Mina, Holgate; Sidibe, Sigurdsson (Kean 66′), Delph, Davies, Digne; Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison. 

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1,982 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ZeBestee
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    How good has Everton defence improved since they sacked Silva?

  2. fish&chips
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    How did Salah play last night?

    1. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Did really well, had a couple more chances and was really unlucky not to get more than 1 return. On another day, could have easily got 15+.

    2. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Best I've seen him in a while.

    3. Dupuytrens
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Looked sharper than the last few games. Dean Henderson made some good saves and Mane ballsed up a potential Salah assist. Could have been a big Salah haul. Happy with his goal and hopefully he keeps some bonus points.

    4. Pooodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      He looked pretty decent against Wolves too and was unlucky to not get any points

      1. fish&chips
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Cool, thanks all, think that confirms salah over mane for me. A lot more upside.

  3. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Do we expect Vardy to be back for next GW? Don’t want to rush into any transfer if he is ruled out

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Sounds like will be fine.

    2. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      "He’s got a tight calf, he was unavailable. He’s getting treatment. It’s not overly serious. He’s done some work back at the training ground today with our head physio, the reports back are that he came through it well." Rodgers

    3. Pooodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I think if you have any value tied up in him you’ve just got to ride it out unless it’s confirmed long term.

  4. pitstop1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Lot of chat on twitter that delay is because Abraham got assist for same event that Salah was denied it ... I haven’t seen Abraham’s but is that true (for those that have seen both)?

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Salah isn't getting an assist an it's an utter joke mate

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Stop whining.

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I'm not

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Yes

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      They were completely different.

      Salah: Salah pass to Mané, who then shot at the keeper, who saved it, then Mané scored on the rebound.

      Abraham: Shot from Tammy on goal. It was saved and Azpi scored the rebound. Note, Ryan didn't get a save point for this so I think it was actually Mooy's block that counted as the rebound.

      Swap Mané in for the Tammy example & if anything it's a Mané goal & a Mané assist. The person who passed to the initial shot (Tammy) gets no assist.

      1. pitstop1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Just watched a (admittedly low quality) highlights reel and it does look as if Tammy’s shot deflects off Azpi before then hitting the defender? ... maybe this is why it’s delayed? Anyway, too late for me now. Will dream of an extra assist and a nice rank boost.

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          https://streamable.com/caakn

          Any clearer?

      2. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Didn't Mooy clear the shot to Azpi?

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Tes but is was Tammy's shot, not Azpil's. Totally different to the Mane goal

        2. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Yeah that's what I'm saying in my comment above.

          Ryan didn't get a Save recorded for it, so pretty sure Mooy blocked the shot and it fell into the path of Azpi.

    4. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Twitter is full of crap and that is another example. Totally different and Tammy's is correct as his shot rebounded to Azpil whereas Manes shot rebounded to himself

      1. IrishRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        The problem with lots of the Twitter "experts" is that they make very risky moves in the hopes that they come off in order to gain followers. Playing it safe is often better in the long run but won't gain them an audience

        1. Pooodle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          This is such a good comment that is really overlooked.

          Lots of the “experts” - especially this year - are completely overthinking things and they have terrible ranks as a result.

  5. Pooodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Forgive the humble brag, but after being 851k after GW11 it feels incredibly good to break into the top 10k this week.

    Thanks to Vardy, Ings, Jimenez and Mane/Salah double up in particular.

    1. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Great achievement so far. I have been in 2M gw10, still around 120k now for a few weeks but hopefully will push on now.

      1. Pooodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Nice, good progress!

    2. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Wow, amazing work! I was expecting you say you got into top 100k, not 10k, that's incredible!

      1. Pooodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Thanks mate - yeah it’s been a quick rise!

        I think mainly because there’s actually not loads of points between 1m and 100k.

    3. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Well played dude!

    4. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Now you have to hold it... 😉

      1. Pooodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Fingers crossed!

    5. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Excellent

      Any tips? I had a good climb over same period 2.9m to 180k but getting more tough every week

      1. Pooodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        The one concrete thing I’ve tried to do is to not get too caught up in all of the social media tips and coverage (especially stats). There’s so much content currently that’s it’s easy to get confused and overthink things, which I was definitely doing earlier this season.

        1. ZeBestee
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Can see you swapped Salah to Son then back to Salah pretty fast. Goes to show those who accept and correct their mistakes fast tend to do well.

          1. Pooodle
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Yeah that was unfortunately for Son’s red card and Liverpool’s blank. Didn’t want to play Soyuncu vs City so thought Son was worth -4, but then wanted to move straight back when it backfired.

            The other bold(ish) move recently was dropping Alli for KDB for -4 as I was really worried about not having KDB and he instantly hauled for me.

            1. ZeBestee
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Yeah, going without KDB was bolder. 🙂

              Either way, congrats for the huge push and GL for the rest of the season.

              1. Pooodle
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Thanks mate. You too.

        2. ALI_G
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Very true

          So many bandwagons - Yarm, Moura, Zaha for example

          People trying to find the “edge” but mostly doesn’t work and end up taking hits

          1. Pooodle
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            The biggest example of that was people going for Pogba after his cameo. Classic case of trying to hard when there were loads of established assets like Maddison who were the safer and more boring option, but also better.

    6. Mo Salah No Mane
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Wow
      Amazing
      You give me hope

    7. Brooksy86
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Will be rocking up from 400k to 100k in 5 GWs... 55 off top. Bring it on! Good luck fella

      1. theoldgit
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I'm going in the other direction.
        72k to 664k

  6. CrouchDown
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Want to do Auba > Kane but I know that if I went for DCL it would save a transfer to get Mane for GW24

    Any suggestions folks?

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Auba to kane ??? kane is injured

      1. CrouchDown
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        *Kane to Auba

        1. ZimZalabim
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          will u have to take hits eventually to get Mane ? If not go for it otherwise just get DCL now

    2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Do the one that allows you more Liverpool players.

    3. Pooodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Personally I’d be surprised if DCL maintains this form. He doesn’t have the history to suggest he will do so

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        He only needs to do it for 4 GWs or so 😆

  7. ZimZalabim
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    team is

    Henderson
    Taa, Soy, Lund, Rico, Aurier
    Salah, Kdb, Maddy, Grealish, Dendo
    Kane, Vardy, Maupay

    2 ft 1.1 itb

    Kane and Aurier to DCL and Sidibe tonight for free ?

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      or let them rise and do it after FA Cup games

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Wait till FA

  8. Perthite
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    2FT - Maupay->DCL and replacing a keeper sound reasonable?

    (obviously I was planning to use Ramsdale for next 4 & Pop on bench but seems like a bad plan now)

    Pope Ramsdale
    TAA Soyunu Lundstram Kelly Rico
    Salah Mane KDB Grealish Cantwell
    Vardy Ings Maupay
    2FT 0.7m

  9. davies
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Jimenez Grealish > DCL Maddison...

    A) This week for -4
    B) Next week for free

    1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Or not at all and bag yourself 2 FTs...

    2. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Now. They will both rise in price

    3. IrishRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Wouldn't bother with that move tbh

    4. Pooodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Nope

  10. stupendous
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Updates anytime soon?

    Impatient today

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 23 days ago

      They're finding a way to remove all Salahs bonus first probably

      1. stupendous
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Good. Have both but captained Mane and rival Salah.

        Minimal anyway

    2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      This is a particularly long wait right?

      1. stupendous
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Weird. No bonus yet is odd

    3. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      They can do what they want, but Salah will most definitely get the 2 bonus. Worst case scenario will be 1.

  11. ZeBestee
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Done Aurier > Sidibe.

    Was between him or Soy so hopefully Sidibe differential will work out.

  12. CrouchDown
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Anyone taking a hit to do Pope > Fabianski?

    Extra game in GW24 and not likely to have the luxury of a FT before then

    1. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Will probably do it, but I wouldn't be surprised if Chelsea are frustrated again by a mid ranked club in Burnley so may keep Pope for 1 more gameweek and do it for free.

    2. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Might be forced into it if Pope drops in value

    3. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Is Pope injured?

  13. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Martial or Maddison?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Maddison

    2. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Maddison

  14. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Why hasn't the BAPS been Added?

  15. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Fudgy - why do you moan so much on every comment you make on here?

    Your rank is absolutely fine (far better than mine right now) & you're really just being a negative influence.

    Chin-up, take a break from FPL whilst the cup games are on and have a nice break.

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I'm not trying to be a negative influence and bring people down with me, I'm just not happy with my season and each week I'm making blunder after blunder. I apologise.

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Every team has one game, Man City, Man Utd, Aston Villa and Leicester have two before the next gw. Ignore your team, ignore prices and come back after a week refreshed 🙂

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I know but I can't ignore prices because I'm getting priced out of stuff as I'm on a tight budget

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      This...it's a new year, quit with it already lol. I'm having a torrid time FPLwise this season and will have the odd rant but won't post negative stuff on others posts.
      Frustrating season but can all turn around over a few GWs with a bit of luck 🙂

  16. HollywoodXI
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    RMWCT:

    Fabianski McCarthy
    Trent Robertson Söyüncü Lundstram Kelly
    Mane KDB Martial* Grealish Cantwell
    Vardy Jiménez Ings

    *becomes Maddison after Norwich game

    1. Nutmeg Rush
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Pretty decent

  17. waldo666
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Anyone know what the wash up was with the team posted on here a few days ago that had 4 Liverpool players?

    1. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Used the third party app simultaneously with the official website to make changes. Think they have patched the bug.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Ah it was App + Web Page. Didn't know that. Cheers.

        1. ZeBestee
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          yeah good thing is they have rectified it.

        2. Ragabolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I am pretty sure it would have worked using two tabs on a browser too, same programming logic. FPL patched it in a few hours after it was found on reddit, so kudos to them!

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            That would make sense. Seemed like a multi-threading issue of sorts (don't quote me on that, and do say if that's wildly wrong!) - but yeah, was surprised how quick they fix was.

            1. Ragabolly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              It's more like the browser/app was trusted to validate that the suggested transfers are valid, and as long as the browser approves it, the server doesn't do a second check. So, if you open two browsers, you can fool each browser that the transfers are valid (it doesn't see the updated squad yet). The solution is to run a second check on the server side that the request coming from the browser/app is still valid considering the latest squad update.

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Thanks for the education! Web Dev was never my forte 😆

              2. ZeBestee
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Thanks for explaining. Working towards OSCP and with little background on programming/web apps, I keep on learning everyday.

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      he had four on a FH team the GW before, but yeah was very weird!

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Glitch in the game.

      You could have two tabs open making transfers at once; limit wasn't being imposed properly; teams could also go over budget as a result.

      Wasn't limited to just 4 players per team. You could go up to 5, 6 or more.

      It was patched a few days ago and FPL has been deleting some teams who abused it.

    4. waldo666
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Cheers all.

  18. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Thoughts on these moves. A or b

    A. Martial & Greenwood to DCL & Maddison (Keep Kelly)

    B. Kelly & Greenwood to DCL & Hanley (keep Martial)

    1. Reiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      A. ...but you should consider Maupay over DCL

    2. Pooodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I wouldn’t go for DCL personally

  19. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    FFS has 3 Robbo, 2 Salah, 1 VVD
    FPL has 3 Robbo, 2 Salah, 2 VVD

    Probably short circuited each other

  20. Bruin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Why does it take longer and longer to update scores each week? Simple fix to change from 1 mil players to 8 mil. Need to get finger out big time.

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 23 days ago

      General incompetence across the board tbh this season by FPL towers

      1. PlumaPiedra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Time for a downvote button on here I think.

    2. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Probably not using big data, got it hooked up to some old PC on excel!

    3. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      It's a free game. Chill.

  21. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Hi all...

    When is everything added?

    (Bps,Vice captain,etc)

    Thanks!

    1. mazkills
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      You mean when are salah's double bps added and when is Todd Cantwell subbed in for 10 points? Good question!

    2. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      It is delayed today for no obvious reasons, nobody knows when it'll update

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Thanks both

  22. Brendan95
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Any suggestions here?

    Will be tripling up on pool in GW24 so want to save funds to bring Salah or TAA in. Will most likely do Rash > Ings/DCL for extra funds as well

    Gazza/Button
    Robbo/Soy/Lund/Kelly/Rico
    Mane/KDB/Maddi/Grealish/Cantwell
    Vardy/Rashford/Jimi

    1FT 2.2ITB

    A: Kelly/Rico > Sidibe
    B: Gazza > ??
    C: Grealish > Richarlison
    D: Other
    E: Save FT

    1. Pooodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Gazza to Ryan

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

    While i’m asking can anyone tell me how Tomori has not dropped at least twice over the last few weeks. Don’t have him but how?

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Price manipulation. Being happening years. Tosun last year was clear evidence of it.

    2. rainy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Dropped tonight — they must have heard you 😉

  24. Gruu
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Would it be crazy to not have KdB after gw24? Mane & Salah double up really interesting

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Yes

    2. Brendan95
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I'm considering the same. Can't see how else to double up on Mane & Salah without getting rid of KDB

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Grealish Ings DCL Vardy Cantwell ... the rest of the attackers

        1. Brendan95
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Fair point. I can get that without any hits as well I think. Something to consider would you save a FT here?

          Gazza/Button
          Robbo/Soy/Lund/Kelly/Rico
          Mane/KDB/Maddi/Grealish/Cantwell
          Vardy/Rashford/Jimi

          1FT 2.2ITB

  25. Gizmo13
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Have both Baldock and Lundstram (will probably have to bench one as other DEF are Robbo, Soyuncu and Rico):

    A) Baldock to Sidibe
    B) Lundstram to Sidibe
    C) Rico to Holgate

  26. jimmy.floyd
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Any news on Heaton?

  27. cnewman7
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Who scores more next 4?

    A) Martial (NOR, liv, BUR, WOL)
    B) Richarlison (BHA, wha, NEW, wat)

  28. Somar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Planning to get rid of KDB for Salah after GW 23. Will try to make moves to accommodate for that before then as Salah is more expensive than KDB. Is anyone else not doing that. I do not see it any other way if you want a balanced side

  29. tucaoneo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Very annoying Guilbert is dropping. He is playing wing-back now. I thought we the 0.7% are the most patient FPL players in the world.

  30. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Missed this during the game, TAA getting better every minute. Unless this has been manipulated.

    https://twitter.com/fpl__fc/status/1212899071205134336?s=21

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Nah. It happened, pure filth