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Fantasy League

How FFScout team have fared so far in augural Fantasy League season

Blink and you’ll miss it. How are we now a couple of fixtures past the halfway point in the season? No doubt you’ve all been waiting with bated breath to see how your favourite team of Scout writers and experts are getting on in their inaugural season of playing the ultimate form of Fantasy Football that is Fantasy League (FL).

Are Geoff and Ted (Rotation) still fighting it out for top-pot. Is Chris (El Fozzie) still languishing at the bottom of the table? I’ll put you out of your misery:

Position Manager Points
1 David 277
2 Chris 231
3 Neale 223
4 Will 219
5 Ted 218
6 Clouseau 210
7 Geoff 207
8 Mat 199

Let’s just gloss over the fact that the Scout’s ‘FL expert’ (yours truly: there would be multiple laughing emojis here if I could add them…..) is a massive 67 points off the top and move onto David’s meteoric rise to the top of the table with a very significant cushion over everyone else.

How did he do it? I have two words for you: Jamie Vardy. Remember, that’s the beauty of FL: Vardy can only appear in one team. No one else can jump aboard the bandwagon as that ship sailed when David outbid everyone else at the auction, confident, even then, that the Leicester man would have a groundbreaking season.

Despite missing the latter half of the festive chaos, Vardy still sits 12 points above the next best player, Sadio Mané, who is the only player keeping Mat afloat (having accounted for almost a quarter of his total points).

Beneath David, you could throw a relatively small blanket over the rest of us and the positions from two to eight frequently change as someone has a stellar week or one to send you back to bed for a couple of days.

Although points are harder to come by in FL compared to FPL, 30+ points in a week isn’t unheard of (probably on a par with a 100+ point week in FPL) and that could see anyone from Geoff up to Neale overtaking Chris in second spot.

David’s success to date really does highlight how FL is all about the long game as it’s amazing the difference a couple of months can make. Last time out, I looked at the best team which could, in theory, have been acquired at our auction. Of the 15 players in that ultimate squad, only three (Mané, Pukki and Abraham) would still be in the best team as of this point in time, which looks like this:

GW21 Cost £m Points
Henderson 0 16
Doherty 3 21
Baldock 0 28
Kelly 0 18
Evans 0 23
Mane 19 49
Son 13 31
Mahrez 0 33
Vardy 29 61
Rashford 13 46
Abraham 5 42
Grealish 0 20
Calvert-Lewin 0 24
Pukki 10 33
Ings 3 43
Total: 95 496

The original team would still have a very impressive 358 points, 81 more than our own table-topper, David, but 138 fewer than this latest team.

To give that context, you’d have to score 46 unanswered goals to overtake a lead of that magnitude.

However, will this still be the best team as of the end of the season? My money says it won’t be although we could probably safely lock in Vardy and Mané!

If Kevin de Bruyne continues his current form then he will probably feature too but his price at the auction (£27m) means that other midfielders represent better value for money (vfm) for now, as is the case too with Trent Alexander-Arnold who tops the fullbacks chart with 42 points (his partner in crime, Andrew Robertson is next highest with 32 points), who cost £18m.

Given that you’ve only had my view of things up to this point, it’s time for a fresh perspective and fortunately the Scout’s very own Will (aka TopMarx) was kind enough to give me his own take on both the game and the season to date:

The challenge I’ve found with Fantasy League is grasping how it differs from FPL. 

For instance, it’s much harder for defenders to score points. They only get three points for a clean sheet and if they concede more than once, each goal costs them minus one. When Southampton lost 9-0 to Leicester their defenders scored minus eight.

So with defenders frequently getting negative points, I’ve decided that non-playing defenders – who are guaranteed zero points – aren’t a bad choice! However, my best transfer this season has undoubtedly been Kasper Schmeichel. The Leicester City ‘keeper has kept six clean sheets since I’ve owned him. 

The Super Subs feature means that the concept of a bench is very different in Fantasy League, as most of your squad will play each week. You also aren’t limited to owning just three forwards, as you are in FPL. 

Because goals are worth three points irrespective of whether a forward, midfielder or defender scores, it makes sense to me to load up on strikers – the players most likely to score goals. My squad of 15 currently contains six forwards and four midfielders.

How is my season going? Well, fairly average.

At the auction last summer I decided to go for balance and avoided splashing out big money on one player. I spent roughly an equal amount on Paul Pogba, Christian Eriksen, Marcus Rashford and Son Heung-min. The first two have been a big disappointment.

It was a mistake to pick Eriksen. I thought he would stay at Spurs but he still hasn’t re-integrated into the team. I finally got rid of him this week as it has become clear his situation is unlikely to change under Jose Mourinho.

The reason I held onto Eriksen for so long is that he has the potential to do well and there aren’t a huge amount of alternatives. It’s the same reason I still have an injured Pogba in my team. 
Nonetheless, I remain hopeful players like Wilfried Zaha, Neal Maupay, Sébastien Haller, and Joshua King will score a few goals to propel me up the table. Although with David running away with it, I’ll be happy to finish second.
Will makes some interesting points, the most significant of which is the situation with defenders this season; I’ll come onto this in a minute.

However, I’d like to start with what he says about Eriksen. Will is a Spurs fan (boo/yay/meh/haha: delete as necessary) and so he knew as well as anyone that the Danish international was looking for a move abroad last summer having refused to sign a new contract. Picking up Eriksen at the auction was still a perfectly reasonable thing to do because until a player has actually signed a contract elsewhere, there is always the possibility that they will stay put.

In Eriksen’s case, that turned out to be the case, albeit with severely limited playing time, particularly for a player of his supreme ability. Taking a calculated punt is often what Fantasy Football in any guise is all about as that’s what enables you to steal a march on your opponents, and pick up players who are undervalued and have sneaked under the radar.

Unfortunately, the key word there is ‘calculated’. Not to pick on Will at all but this example is too good not to use: Will paid £15m out of his £100m budget for a player who was, ultimately, a massive punt. To put that in context, Will is also the proud owner of Son, for whom he paid £13m.

A couple of seasons ago, that pricing would probably have been roughly spot on, but what has to be factored into the equation is the likelihood that the whole sum could be wasted on a player who leaves the Premier League or rots in the reserves all season.

I’m not suggesting that you build spreadsheets to model a fair price for such players (although I’m sure that there will be people who have done precisely that!), but if you think a player who is 99% certain to stay put is worth £15m, then the same player with a 50% chance of leaving should only be worth £7.5m (and before some pedant points it out, I’ve rounded down to the nearest half million). Fantasy football, be it FL or FPL, is all about risk/reward. There are no certainties but using some simple maths can help maximise the risk/reward balance.

Will’s observation about defensive points in FL cuts to the heart of one of the biggest differences between FL and FPL. Last season, seven of the top 20 highest scoring players in both FL and FPL were defenders/goalkeepers. The table below shows the current top 20 players for each game and their respective points:

Rank FL FL Points Rank FPL FPL Points
1 Vardy 61 1 Vardy 144
2 Mane 49 2 De Bruyne 141
3 De Bruyne 47 3 Mane 140
4 Rashford 46 4 Aubameyang 123
5 Aubameyang 43 5 Rashford 122
6 Ings 43 6= Salah 118
7= Abraham 42 6= Ings 118
7= TAA 42 8 Abraham 115
9 Salah 40 9 TAA 112
10= Sterling 37 10 Sterling 110
10= Kane 37 11 Jiminez 106
12= Aguero 36 12 Kane 104
12= Jiminez 36 13 Maddison 103
14= Mahrez 33 14 Pukki 100
14= Pukki 33 15= Lundstram 98
16 Robertson 32 15= Richarlison 98
17 Son 31 17 Robertson 95
18 Jesus 30 18 Grealish 94
19= Richarlison 29 19 Pereira 92
19= Van Dijk 29 20 Baldock 91

Predictably, there is a lot of overlap between the two lists even if the players’ ranks vary slightly. The FL list has three defenders (the big three from Liverpool’s back line), and the FPL list five.

Lundstram is listed as a midfielder in FL and so doesn’t make the list but, if he had been classified as a defender, he’d have pushed Virgil van Dijk into the 21st spot (who, strictly speaking, makes the FPL list in 20th equal position with Baldock and Firmino).

What’s more telling, and cuts to Will’s point, is at the opposite end of the points-scoring table. At present, there isn’t a single player in FPL who has a score below zero and whilst I haven’t had the time to go through every single player currently on zero, I’d wager that there won’t be more than a handful of them who have actually made it onto the pitch this season.

In FL, there are 75 (yes, seventy-five!) players with a minus score, ranging from -1 to -16. Unsurprisingly, the eight players with double digits’ worth of minus points come from Norwich, Southampton and Watford.

For anyone ‘unfortunate’ (I’m being kind here!) enough to own one of these players, they would need one of their other players to score at least a brace of goals and assists (10 points) to cancel out the negative impact of each of these defenders. I often see the word ‘assets’ used to describe players in FPL but, in FL, defenders can also very much be ‘liabilities’.

Of course, this season has been highly unusual. It would have been a very brave manager who, at their auction (or when selecting their initial FPL team), would have loaded up on Leicester, Sheffield United and Palace defenders. Is there anyone who went into their auction not wanting both Liverpool fullbacks?

Yet Watford only have one fewer cleansheet than Liverpool (albeit Liverpool tend not to ship eight goals when losing their cleansheet!). Do I expect that to be the case come the end of the season? Of course not. Even if normal service isn’t fully resumed in terms of the ‘big’ teams keeping their anticipated level of clean sheets, I suspect that the teams listed above will keep fewer (relatively) than they have to date.

The real difficulty can be knowing when to get aboard an unexpectedly good defence and, equally importantly, when to know that the run is over. Most seasons, at least one of the promoted teams will surprise everyone. They will have some standout players who make exceptional Fantasy players (particularly from a vfm perspective) and one of the teams will have a defence which is as watertight as the proverbial duck’s rear orifice.

In part, I suspect it’s the surprise factor, given that 17 of the 19 teams against whom they play won’t have had recent first-hand experience of playing them. But it’s rare that the clean sheets last the full season.

Lots of people climbed onto the Wolves defensive bandwagon last season and whilst the likes of Matt Doherty and Willy Boly offered good attacking threats too, Nuno Espirito Santo’s men only kept nine clean sheets all season, with four coming in the first eight games of the season.

That’s 30 games with only five shutouts and from December to May it was literally just one a month with the exception of March. Surprising? It certainly surprised me because I had it in my head that Wolves were a good defensive shout for this season, yet at this latest rate they’ll struggle to match last season’s tally (four in 21 to date).

Everton kept 14 clean sheets last season. 10 of these came in their last 17 matches of the season. If they’d had that form in the first half of the last season, they’d have surpassed Liverpool’s table-topping defensive form of 21 shutouts.

Remember before the start of this season when the Everton defence was ‘essential’ in FPL circles, and the only question was Lucas Digne or Seamus Coleman or both? How did that work out? I remember it all too well because as well as my FPL team (which kicked off with Coleman), both my FL teams started out with an Everton defender (Yerry Mina and Michael Keane: both freebies).

It won’t surprise anyone to hear that all three teams are currently devoid of Everton defenders, but only after taking too many minus points in my FL teams.

It’s very easy to live in the past in Fantasy Football. Historically, Arsenal were one of the best teams defensively. Even long after their Invicibles season, they still had a number of defenders who regularly topped the defensive charts or scored the sorts of points you’d expect from a premium defender. I’m talking about Thomas Vermaelen. Laurent Koscielny. Hector Bellerin.

Those days are gone. Long gone.

Arsenal managed eight shutouts last season. That was two fewer than Cardiff, who got relegated. This season I could make the same point about Chelsea, Spurs and Manchester United, another three teams you’d have previously put your house on keeping plenty of clean sheets and having high-scoring defenders.

This leads me into the final point I’d like to make: the worst thing about living in the past is that nostalgia can creep in. Nostalgia is probably the worst emotion of them all when it comes to Fantasy Football in any guise.

That player you loved watching at your club for numerous seasons. Or that player who singlehandedly won you your FL or FPL league years ago. You know the guy. He now needs a walking stick to make it from the subs bench to the pitch but you’ll include him in your team anyway in the way that you hate sprouts but still stick them on your plate every Christmas. Because it’s what you do. And when you pick him up at your auction, other managers will hide their smirks or smile at you with pity. Many years ago, a fellow FL manager was a Leeds fan and built his team every auction by acquiring every former Leeds player he could lay his hands on. He never won.

Trying to remove emotion is a reason I’m so pleased I don’t support a Premier League team. For those of you who do, I honestly don’t know how you do it. For me, it would make my brain crash. It would be like asking a calculator to divide by zero. Huge ‘error’ message.

The worst conundrum I face when watching a match is when I have an attacker playing against a goalkeeper, so I know that, barring a freak assist from the goalie, I’m not going to be scoring points from both players.

If I had my Fantasy player scoring against my real-life team, which caused the latter to lose, I suspect I’d spontaneously self-combust. Ditto seeing my team win courtesy of goals by players owned by my closest Fantasy rivals. Seriously, I don’t know how you stay sane. That said, I very much hope that you do all stay sane.

Simon March wrote an excellent piece last month on the impact Fantasy Football can have on your mental health. It is just a game but it can be a big determinant for many of us, myself included, of our mood on any given weekend or matchday. So I hope you all had a very successful festive period from an FL/FPL perspective and will take some of the cheer into the short January days ahead. Happy New Year!

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Clouseau Serious (for which you can read \'stressy\') fantasy football fan. Have been playing the auction-based version with its unique squads (fantasyleague.com) for over 20 years but more recently branched out into FPL. Follow me on Twitter @FFSClouseau”

812 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Zlatanzo
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Looking for an enabler... who would you chose out of Trossard or Doucoure?

    1. potatoace'scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Doucoure I suppose

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Trossard's mins are always a worry but fixtures look good maybe punt on him.

    3. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Both are poor picks

      Traore?

      1. Zlatanzo
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Fixtures not great and double up with Jimi... may end up going with him for a bit of safety

    4. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      What's your budget?

      1. Zlatanzo
        1 month, 18 days ago

        5.9

        1. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Shame you can't reach Sarr.

          .1 off Perez and Buendia too.

          So... from Brighton, I like Trossard but mins are a concern, so I'd consider Mooy, it'll save you a bit and he's been creating lots of chances recently.

          Not against Traore either.

          1. Zlatanzo
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Yeah, just thinking of bringing in Robbo instead of Salah as my third Pool player, will save me a lot of headaches bringing both in and out by the looks of it.

    5. linkafu
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Trossard for sure

  2. La Roja
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Ronaldo with first hat trick of decade

    1. Arteta
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Aging like fine wine.

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Pub quiz answer in 10 years' time.

  3. JohnRoss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Looks like a question for many will be whether or not to double up with Salah and mane at the expense of kdb.

    Let's face it, who wants to lose him, but with Liverpool's double game week, decent fixtures after that and an obsession of winning the league the midfield double up is tempting.

    Of course, we can have all 3 but with Vardy more or less essential (assuming recovery) it could mean compromises elsewhere...

    What are you planning to do?

    1. liiusions
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Almost certainly KdB->Mane in GW24. Too hard to fit him in otherwise.

      Gonna leave my options open and try go into GW24 with 2FT and maybe another path to get Mane in will arise

    2. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      It’s easy to make a good team with Salah, Mane, KDB and Vardy. No brainer imo

    3. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I'm on Salah, Mane, de Bruyne and Vardy, don't feel it compromises the rest of the team too much to be honest.

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I agree,but I will have this combo only beacuse of TC chip,I bought Salah only for this,after 24 switching to Robbo beacuse of better value

        1. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Yeah you can make that decision further down the line, and essentially change to any other midfielder if you choose too.

    4. Zlatanzo
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I'm making sacrifices elsewhere, not worth ditching KDB or Vardy

    5. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I have Salah and Robbo right now - I'm thinking I'm going to go Trent instead of Mane. Will allow me to keep Alli, Rash and Vardy.

      1. Zlatanzo
        1 month, 18 days ago

        What's the appeal with Alli?

        1. pumpkinhead
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Has NOR that week + I think with Kane out Alli has a good chance of being the main man. He is the one I would sacrifice if I wanted to go Mane instead or Trent.

    6. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Have all 4 at the moment but with 3 of my attacking players below 6m plus unreliable, doubt I'll be able to survive for long. Planning to get rid of Kevin after next 2 games and spreading the cash over those 3 spots.

    7. Cruz88
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Either KDB > Salah or I bring Robbo in. Am loathe to lose KDB though, as well as I am my other main attackers (Mane, Vardy, Jimi, Ings, Maddison). Tough choice. Currently thinking of keeping KDB and going with the defensive double up.

    8. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Wouldn't sacrifice KDB. Better to go double in defence.

    9. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Considered the Mane - Salah double up but it seems a bit expensive points per £. So I decided on getting the two pool full backs with Mane.
      They have improved in defence and it lets me have money to strenghen the squad elsewhere.
      Thinking of going 4-5-1 / 5-3-2 variants

  4. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Best captaincy this week?

    Salah OR Mane?

    Have KDB and Vardy also..

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I have them all and I’m on KDB atm

      1. Cheesyzoot
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Why you thinking KDB? Worried Vardy might be a bit rusty?

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          No, just fancy the extra 2pts for goal and cs. Nothing in it really and may yet go with Vardy

          1. mynameisq
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Kdb was frustratingly deep last match as my cap

            1. Cruz88
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Same, but wondering if it was just that game due to the players that missed out. With the full lineup in place he might be more attacking again

    2. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I won't be captaining Salah or Mane.

      It's currently on Vardy, with de Bruyne VC.

    3. Zlatanzo
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I'm currently on Martial, though prefer Vardy over KDB

    4. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      On Rash atm - Vardy and KDB both contenders.

    5. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Vardy imo, and I do have also Salah, Mane, Martial and KdB. Vardy is most likely to score imo.

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Salah or Mane against Spurs’ defence?

        Would be inclined by KDB but what if he was as deep as was against Everton?

        And Vardy off the back of an injury against an in-form Southampton?

    6. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Whoever you think is most likely to score most points. I don't understand why people who ask "who to captain" questions - it should be personal preference.

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Fair.but I appreciate others opinions and views..

        1. Jarvish Scott Talent
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Fair enough, but getting loads of contrasting responses is likely to confuse more confusion than confirmation in a week such as this where there is no obvious choice. Can't beat a bit of gut feel 🙂

          1. bench boost for every gamew…
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            It is obvious this week.

      2. CMJC
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        My guess is people are curious of other people’s opinions/preferences.
        Who are you captaining? : )

    7. Arteta
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I bloody hope it's Sterling.

    8. Samurai Blue
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Aguero.

    9. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Of the two I'd almost always go with Salah as captain.
      Have all four currently and as of now its Salah c Mane v. Slightly tempted by Martial as a punt but most likely it'll stay on Salah.

    10. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      First thing I did was throw it on KDB for next gameweek.
      Villa very leaky - City score goals looks obvious.- Vardy VC.
      I also have Mane and Martial

      1. Cruz88
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Should we trust your user name though 🙂

  5. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Not sure what to do was all set on saving FT this week and then doing Tammy and Rash to DCL and Ings next week and Alli to Salah following week all for free.

    Should I just do Alli to Maddison now and then worry about the rest after?

    Guiata
    TAA Soy Lunds Rico Targett 
    Mane KDB Alli Martial Cantwell
    Vardy Tammy Ings.

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I had 3 Spurs a few weeks ago, and my advice: Dele OUT.

    2. linkafu
      1 month, 18 days ago

      But you already have Ings in team?

  6. Jullepuu
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Which one guys?

    A) Maddison and Holgate
    B) Sidibe and Grealish

    1. Zlatanzo
      1 month, 18 days ago

      A

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      A. Get Madds and then you can keep him for probably rest of season and have one less thing to worry about.

    3. linkafu
      1 month, 18 days ago

      B

  7. Cheesyzoot
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Why is Zaha flagged? Did he go off injured in FA cup?

  8. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Keep Martial and Tammy for Norwich and Burnley at home or ditch for Richarlison and Jimenez?

    1. Zlatanzo
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I'm keeping and ditching both next week

    2. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I would keep Tammy reluctantly (owner)

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Keep.

    4. Cheesyzoot
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Planning on keeping Tammy this week as well then downgrading most likely to DCL GW 23 to start freeing up funds for Liverpool triple up

    5. linkafu
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Can you just do the Martial to Richarlison transfer for now?

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Yeah, could do that.

  9. linkafu
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Best Captain for GW22:

    1) Rashford
    2) Vardy
    3) KdB
    4) Salah

    ???

    I feel pens for Salah and Rash

    1. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I think rash is a decent shout until we know more on Vardy

      1. linkafu
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Thhanks that's what I m thinking too but worrying about the one or two pens for Salah against Spurs defense

    2. B.D.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      2

  10. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Salah or Mane TC for DGW24?

    Salah's form away from home this season does look worrying but that was under different circumstances he looks back to his best now.

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      salah for me.

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Mane - decent at home and away.

    3. linkafu
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I ll be in Salah Team, he looks in a great form and has the pens

    4. Cheesyzoot
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Feels like a coin toss

      What is for certain though is whichever one you inevitably go for will be the wrong pick 🙂

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Therefore I am actually considering still also TAA.

        1. Cheesyzoot
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I mean two CS, an assist and a few baps and you are laughing

    5. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Too early to decide, but only one away goal is not good enough imho.

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Hmm wortg noting though in their last 2 away matches both have a goal and an assist each.

    6. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Depends on their next 2 performance

      As of now it will be Mane(c)

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I was also leaning towards Mane but Salah is tempting.

    7. Arteta
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      No idea but if I pick Sadio, I suggest you to go with Mo.

    8. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Prob Salah.

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Yup I'm tempted to go with him given that he's a differential and looks back to his best.

    9. ViperStripes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Mane for me.

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        He's the safer pick but less risk less reward.

    10. Zlatanzo
      1 month, 18 days ago

      2 weeks we will have a different perspective, I'd go with whoever had better form + more rested.

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Yes, having TC Trent and owning both Salah and Mane is perhaps less lottery, and it might "cover" those with both Trent and Robbo. TAA can be explosive also and has cs point potential.

    11. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Salah

  11. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    1 FT, 1.5 ITB

    Pope
    TAA, Soyuncu, Lundstram
    Salah (C), Mané, KDB (VC), Martial, Grealish
    Ings, Abraham

    Subs: Button, Rico, Greenwood, Kelly

    GTG?

  12. Cto
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 18 days ago

    How would you improve on this? I know there is possibly too much money on the bench but Brighton have some nice home fixtures coming up. This is how I’m currently set up :

    Ryan
    TAA Robertson Digne Soyuncu
    Maddison KDB Mane Traore
    Jimenez Vardy

    McGovern Trossard Maupay Lundstram

    Thanks for the feedback

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Don't like the Lundstram game?

      1. Cto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Yes 5 at the back take Traore out?

        1. baps sniffer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Sir Lund over Traore imo.

  13. ViperStripes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Differing opinion in the office here.

    If you have 2 FT's and use only 1, will you have 2 FT's again next week? i.e. the rolled one and the new one. I say yes, colleague says no.

    1. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Yep 2 FT's.

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Yes, 2FTs. Even if you dont use, it will be 2

    3. maaaaloney
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      You will have 2FTs next week. Colleague is wrong.

    4. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      You get 2FT next week.

    5. linkafu
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Yes

    6. potatoace'scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I have a question. Are your colleges actually any good at fpl?

      1. potatoace'scott talent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Colleagues. Dur.

    7. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      😆

    8. Cheesyzoot
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Sounds like your colleague is trying to catch up a few points 😀

  14. Zlatanzo
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Who scores more pts this week?
    A. Alli (LIV)
    B. Sarr (bou)

    1. linkafu
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Sarr

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Probably same

      1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        B if I have to pick one

  15. AzzaroMax99
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    I have WC active. So the only way to get both Mane and Salah is to pair them with VVD as 3rd Pool player and not TAA. Is this ok? I know that TAA is the best choice but somehow I feel that there is more potential in doubling Pool's attack. And with VVD at least CS's are covered.

    Ramsdale Button
    VVD Soy Sidibe Kelly Hanley
    Salah Mane KDB Grealish Hayden
    Vardy Jimi DCL

    0.1 IDB

    1. Zlatanzo
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Sidibe to Holgate, VVD to TAA. Problem solved.

      1. AzzaroMax99
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Yes, it is. I just thought that Sidibe is more exciting option from EVE. :/
        Thanks.

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I would go TAA and Salah with either Robbo or Mané.

    3. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I think TAA is a must. Downgrade Jimenez, Sidibe to make it work.

    4. Rbyrne95
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Could you have Gomez instead to free up funds for elsewhere?

    5. maratus
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      This is great example how the Salah / Mane duo makes the team far from being flexible.
      DCL is super punt, Hayden is not something you wanna field in any situation, Hanley doesnt seem nailed.
      You cant basically change any players with transfers. (Ok maybe Jimenez to Ings)

      1. AzzaroMax99
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Yes. I have few days to make my final decision.

      2. Le Bluff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I see what you mean, but the poster obviously doesn't have a great Team Value which does make the TAA/Mane/Salah triple up difficult. As a comparison, I currently have:

        Pope / Button
        TAA / Balbuena / Lundstram / Rico / Kelly
        Salah / Mane / KDB / Grealish / Cantwell
        Vardy / Ings / Abraham

        I don't really feel that I've had to compromise anywhere to get that team. I'm lucky that Ings and Grealish are in such good form, but both are talismen for their team. Abraham can become Jimenez or Martial/Maddison if switching to a 3-5-2. And Cantwell is great bench fodder.

        Some TAA/Mane/Salah teams can look inflexible, but all depends on team value.

        1. AzzaroMax99
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Just tried and have exact amount for Jimi+Hayden+Soy to Ings+Cantwell+Baldock

          But Jimi feels as better asset for next two and then sell him for Ings. Also doesn’t feel right to sell Soy for Baldock :/

        2. maratus
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Well, thats actually quite good.
          Most of the players wont have the luxury of 108m team.

    6. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Nothing wrong with that IMO

  16. Rbyrne95
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    A) Keep Willian and Baldock with Free Transfer
    B) Willian and Baldock to Maddison and 4.4 def.
    C) Willian and Doherty to Maddison and Gomez or Leicester def?

    Just feel I need a triple up on leicester this week or start to get in Mane/Gomez/Robertson

    Have Baldock, Lund, Doherty, TAA, Rico
    Mid is Willian, Richarlison, KDB, Salah, Traore

  17. Pep Pig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    I'm curious to know how many players are looking to TC in the DGW 24?
    I can't convince myself that Salah will get 180 mins. I'd settle for 160 mins.
    My instinct is it's too easy to hit the button as it's the first DGW of the season.
    As anything there are pros and cons. If I'm honest, I haven't really considered it as yet...

    1. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      You need Salah for the great set of fixtures following DGW anyway.

      1. Pep Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I own him mate. I'm just talking about TC

        1. Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Don't think they'll be many using the TC, I certainly won't.

          1. baps sniffer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Dgw24 and over 50% will play TC imo

    2. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I held off last season and ended up TCing Duffy 😆

      1. Pep Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I avoided that one last season but owned him at the time and was almost swayed. 😀

      2. Pep Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        You TCing early this time then Jarv?

        1. Jarvish Scott Talent
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I think so

      3. potatoace'scott talent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        No regrets, I'll do that again given half the chance

      4. mixology
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        lol enough said here. I also blanked with sterling and he was resteed next game with my TC. The title may even be won by the time the other DG's come around and at that time, many will be WC'ing and Bench Boosting.

    3. potatoace'scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I'm considering it.
      But if Mcy get to EFL final they will likely have the following dgw
      (ARS, NEW) or (ARS,wat)
      Assuming you don't want to use a different chip those dgws.

      1. Pep Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        That's the one pal. It would make planning the BB and FH chip easier I guess in the latter DGWs

      2. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        TC KdB?!? Not for me... All others can be rotated.

        1. Pep Pig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          No mate.... Mo

    4. maratus
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Well, there are also bench boost + possible free hit to use for dgw´s
      Im certainly pushing the button.

    5. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I'm definitely looking to TC in DGW24.

      The fixtures are a week apart and Klopp will definitely rotate in the FA Cup fixture between. I can see him playing 80+ mins in both games comfortably.

      1. Pep Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Yes you'd think he'd let the youngsters have a crack at the next round wouldn't you. I'm sure I will get giddier in the next couple of weeks and go for it 😉

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Plus the Wolves def isn't that good without Boly. I know some might look at it as a tough fixture but I think Pool can easily score 2-3 goals against them and West Ham well what can I say about them.

          1. Pep Pig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            I agree mate. Hopefully he can keep in form

      2. potatoace'scott talent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I'm just so worried I pick the wrong one.
        At least with Mcy its kdb and that's it.
        Decisions, decisions.

        1. Pep Pig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          If only he played in the role he did against Arsenal week in week out

        2. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          If they are still fighting for CL and the title is done by GW33/34 I wouldn't be confident about TCing KDB.

          1. potatoace'scott talent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            True

          2. mixology
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            my thoughts as well

    6. FirMinaMiMo
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Tbh !!! 24 is a small dgw !!!
      So rather than BB/WC !!!! ....TC! will look pretty much gud! 🙂 And i m with salah(tc)+mane+gomez !!! ...all are thinking that taa will be explosive but imo fabinho ll return with fresh legs! Keeps nd spreads ball! 🙂 ! That's why i m going wid big joe! 🙂 Cheers!!!

      1. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Can you please explain the logic here?

    7. Le Bluff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I took the plunge and put it on Aguero last season for his hatrick against Arsenal, and it proved to be one of my best decision of the season. I'll be looking to play it in GW 24 also.

      Liverpool have 2 decent fixtures and are going gung-ho for the title. As a team and Salah as an individual, both are in form.

      I just feel that if you wait until later on in the season, there could be more rotation and you'll almost be 'squeezing in' playing the chip - i.e. putting it on someone like Duffy or Carroll which some people have done in previous seasons. You'll have to find GWs to play Wildcard, Free Hit and Bench Boost which will take some planning.

      Take this opportunity to put it on Salah or Mane, is what I'm doing.

      1. Pep Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Makes perfect sense mate

      2. FirMinaMiMo
        1 month, 18 days ago

        This!!!.... Best time to activate TC!!! as liv will further proceed with ucl fa cup etc etc... ((Injuries &rotations)) matters!

        2 full weeks rest ...picking their bone restores! Fresh legs! Hoping that salah hauls like a king! #gw24 🙂

    8. Pep Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Think I've already made my mind up. Had Mo and TAA from the start. Robbo joined them several weeks ago. I'm even considering captaining Salah against Spurs. Roll on GW24 😀

      1. FirMinaMiMo
        1 month, 18 days ago

        This week i m capping kun haha!!! But the thing depends upon pep!!! Whelther he starts kun/or/jesus !!! So that my (vc)rash ll take chrge 🙂

        1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Kun just started with others rested, why not captain a more sure starter?

      2. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        You should consider the next best cap choice after mane this week ye. Funny

    9. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I think I will. Provided Salah and / or Mané are injury free and look likely to start both, they are good fixtures for it. Will allow more flexibility with chips in latter DGWs and avoid the unknown injuries / fixtures / rotations etc. Better the devil you know.

      Disclaimer, I triple captained Sané for his DGW 1 pointer last season.

      1. Pep Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Valid mate. I'm pretty sure it's the route I will go down at the moment.
        I TC'd Sterling in the same DGW and I think he got 10 points in the first game and rested in the 2nd so I couldn't complain

    10. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Last 2 years I waited for the later DGWs just to see my TC player get rotated the second game. In contrast there was the ones who captained Aguero in the earlier DGW for his Hattrick.
      I don’t know if this scenrio will happened again but I will use it now, when I can see less rotation and the desire of Liverpool to wrap the title

  18. Arteta
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    TOTY

    Alisson
    Alexander-Arnold Van Dijk De Ligt Robertson
    De Jong De Bruyne Kanté
    Messi Mbappé Mané

    1. FirMinaMiMo
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Imo!!! Dybala for kante 🙂 !!! Sounds good!

    2. Worsle90
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      GTG IMO. How much ITB?

    3. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      About ten cb better than ligt. Two of them plays beside vvd already

  19. Worsle90
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Anyone else TCing Sadio GW24?

    1. FirMinaMiMo
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Salah here 🙂 !!!!

    2. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I doubt we know yet. He might be injured or not perform during next two...

    3. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Maybe

    4. AzzaroMax99
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Mane is better away.
      Salah scored only 1 on side, but he is in a slightly better form right now. Also he is on pens.

      Will monitor them both in next two weeks and then decide.

  20. The_Bucc
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Henderson
    TAA, Soyuncu, Lundstram
    Mane, KdB, Alli, Maddison
    Vardy, Abraham, Jimenez

    (Rico, Cathcart, Dendoncker)

    2 free transfers, 0.4m.

    Alli, Tammy out?

    1. B.D.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Who would u get in? Salah?

  21. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Not sure what to do was all set on saving FT this week and then doing Tammy and Rash to DCL and Ings next week and Alli to Salah following week all for free.

    Should I just do Alli to Maddison now and then worry about the rest after?

    Guiata
    TAA Soy Lunds Rico Targett 
    Mane KDB Alli Martial Cantwell
    Vardy Tammy Rashford

    1. potatoace'scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Your original plan sounds better. Just incase you get injury elsewhere.

    2. theodosios
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Maaan, I watched "Blow" last night for the 100th time and i never get bored

  22. Bucket Man
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Alli to Maddison?
    GW23: Rashford to DCL/Maupay
    GW24: Mane or Robbo in with another move enabling it

    2FT 0ITB
    Ramsdale
    TAA, Lundstrum, Sidibe
    Salah, KDB, Alli, Grealish
    Vardy, Rashford, Ings

  23. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    1) best defender upto 4.2m?
    A: Kiko
    B: Hanley
    C: Williams
    D: Taylor

    2) Who would you remove 1st between Otamendi and Aurier? Initially thought otamendi was dropped but seems like he was ill, will he come back in to the team? city still have 2 good games coming up

    3) Is Martial and Rashford too much? united have 4 (out of 6) plum home fixtures

    1. FirMinaMiMo
      1 month, 18 days ago

      1) A
      2) ota
      3) martial

    2. theodosios
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      1) A
      2) Aurier
      3) it is too much

    3. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Remove fifth choice cb is wise. Arier plays at least

  24. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Jimi > Ings?
    To allow Pope upgrade?

    Both would be free but feels like a waste...

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Keep Jimi this week, plum fixture

  25. The_Bucc
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Given that my team value isn't good enough, should I do KDB to Salah before the DGW?

    1. potatoace'scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Will that mean you'll not be able to get kdb back later.

      1. The_Bucc
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I can but it would just be at the expense of Mane/Salah again.

        1. potatoace'scott talent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          If you really can't wait , sure , do it.
          I can see Salah scoring against tot and man anyway.

          1. The_Bucc
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Well my preference would be to hold KdB until after Palace, then get Salah for DGW24.

        2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Tricky to have them all.

          1. The_Bucc
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 18 days ago

            I can never fully commit to tracking price changes over the course of a season, hence I often end up with poor team value.

    2. Sailboats
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Rather go for double Pool def, assuming you already have Mane

      1. The_Bucc
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        This is a more manageable option

  26. sovietrockettes
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Hypothesis: Noble is a good option for GW23-25.
    Discuss!

    1. Sailboats
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Will have Salah, Mane, KDB and Maddy. No space for him.

      1. sovietrockettes
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        What about your fifth mid?

    2. potatoace'scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      So long as he doesn't have another scrap and his foot is fully fixed by then it's not the worst idea.

    3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Good for those who take punt on their last spot of midfield. Someone with Traore can consider the switch.

      1. sovietrockettes
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I have to downgrade Martial to allow Alli>Mane, and the Noble option looks (dare I say it) "sexier" than Cantwell or Traore........

    4. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      He is on pens and cheap. For some reason I remember last season i asked should I get noble had nice fixtures. The consensus was no then he got a few pens in the next few weeks.
      But on this occasion I am not sure fixtures mixed even with the double - and you would need a player to rotate with him ideally long term as well.

  27. Feanor
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Is Cantwell to Grealish worth doing? I have just enough money now with Grealish at 6.4m.

    Or I could do Traore to Grealish.

    1. B.D.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Why not of u don’t need the extra cash before dgw

  28. No Pukki, No Party!
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Hi All, My WC is now activated - thoughts on my team? Pieced team together on my thoughts of upcoming fixtures but open to any feedback.

    Foster, Ryan
    TAA, Soyuncu, Sidibe, Dunk, Kelly
    DeBrunye, Richarlison, Maddison, Traore, Mane
    DCL, Firmino, Vardy

    Team value £106.2m, nothing in bank. One move i may make is Kelly > Robertson & Firmino > Maupay which wpould leave me £0.6m in bank.

    1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I would say you're wasting a decent player on your bench each week. I'd prefer to downgrade Firminho to garbage and upgrade Richarlison to Salah.

      1. B.D.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I agree with Eddie on this

    2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      How much is Foster?

      1. No Pukki, No Party!
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Foster in £4.8m. not sure i like the idea of doubling up on Mane & Salah. It would mean having to Richarlison and they have a decent run of fixtures coming up.

        1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Too much money spent on a non-playing keeper too. I see no problem at all in having both Salah and Mane.

          I think you can distribute your funds better so you have more points on pitch and less on bench each week. If you want Firminho over Salah, fine. But I think Salah is better pick.

          1. No Pukki, No Party!
            1 month, 18 days ago

            two £4.8m keepers totalling £9.6m isn't expensive when they are both ranked in top 4 overall and opens up optiosn for rotation, taking out Richalison and Firmino allows me to put in Salah and Idah plus leaves me £0.5m. How would you suggest using the £0.5m?

            1. potatoace'scott talent
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Have a look at your history and calculate how many times you got your gk choice wrong. Or even how much difference it would have made if you just stuck with one or the other week in weeks out.
              It might be an eye opener.

    3. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Those suggested moves would just increase your benching headache.

  29. Lignja
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    no ft 0.5m itb

    Pope
    Taa, Soyuncu, Lundstram
    Mane, Kdb, Son, Traore
    Abraham, Rashfrod, Vardy

    Martin, Rico, Kelly, Dendoker

    gw23 save
    gw24

    a. Son, Rashford to Salah, Ings
    b. Son, Abraham to Salah, Ayew
    c. Rashfrod, Rico to Ings, Robertson
    d. Abraham, Rico to Ings, Robertson

  30. JurgenRodgers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    On Mane/Trent for Gw24

    My 3rd will be Firmino, just done a comparison with Salah in the members area (away games) results surprised me, ..

    Firmino
    6 goals , 1 assist (58 away Pts)

    Salah 1 goal 3 assists (36 away Pts)

    Easy swith for me with Tammy

    1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      They play home matches after 24 too.