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Meet the Manager #19 – Pranil Sheth (Lateriser12)

Among ProPundit Pranil Sheth‘s standout phrases when he discusses his stellar Fantasy Premier League career is, “hit home, hit hard”.

Making high-impact decisions quickly, around form and fixtures, is how Pranil has achieved the remarkable feat of two top 200 finishes and has never completed a campaign outside the top 50K in his last seven seasons.

The pinnacle of this remarkable run was his finish of 77th in 2015/16 and reaching the dizzy heights at one point during the 2012/13 season of 22nd, before finishing in 189th spot.

Over these campaigns, he has ruthlessly focused on ensuring he has the best chance of beating those around him with strong, often low-owned, premium options that can better the game’s popular picks each week.

A case in point was this season when he successfully backed Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah with the armband over runaway favourite Jamie Vardy.

During his chat with Joe, Pranil reveals why he is happy to take hits as he looks to take out his opponents swiftly. Bold moves are also needed for success when reaching the very highest rank spots, he explains. 

Such is his commitment to FPL that he took a break during the 2014/15 campaign to spend time setting up his business. Embarking on a season not fully focused on FPL is simply not an option for Pranil.

Elsewhere, he explains why his ranks were so bad at the start of his FPL career in 2008 and why friendly rivalry took precedent back then.

He also pays tribute to this site and its community for helping with his recent success.

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676 Comments Post a Comment
  1. KUNingas
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    For GW24, already own Mane and TAA

    A) Robertson, Martial, Jimenez
    B) Holgate, Salah (C), DCL

    1. Ason Willa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      B

  2. HVT
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    I know this guy....

    1. Lateriser 12
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      🙂

  3. Ason Willa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    David Silva tempting anyone for this weekend?

    1. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      One of a few players for my Moura replacement.
      It’s one of Dilva,Mahrez,Sarr,Grealish or Noble depending on which Liverpool triple up I decide to take.

    2. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Wish I had a vacant spot for him.

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Very much - looking at swapping Martial out for him.

      Villa defence has been leakier than Norwich for a while now

  4. Tinmen
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Folks, what are people’s thoughts on bringing in Sterling?

    Very tempted myself, but also worried he could be dropped last night after playing the 90.

    1. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Not for me, he just hasn't clicked as a 12M fantasy asset this season for whatever reason. I may get him as a DGW punt towards the back end.

  5. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    1. Alli, Moura and Abraham

    or

    2. Salah, Traore and DCL

    ?

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      2

    2. pitstop1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      2

    3. theodosios
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      2

  6. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Start one out of these:

    1. Greenwood (NOR) [unlikely to start, so hope for a cameo and goal]
    2. Rico (WAT) [likely 1 or 2 pointer but hope for bounce back to form and cs]
    3. Dendoncker (NEW) [possible cs but max 2 or 3 pointer ceiling]
    4. (-4) to do Greenwood >> DCL

    Thanks all!

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      2

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Thanks buddy

    2. maratus
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      How many times you gonna post this?
      Greenwood is not player you wanna field in any situation.
      Dendocker is 2pts or max 3pts, he wont score points.
      DCL -4 not appealing.

      Only option to actually play is Rico, eventho the chance for CS is under 40%.

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Thanks mate trying to get a good number of responses

        And a lot more of the community are online now

    3. balint84
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      2

    4. KUNingas
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      2 again

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Thanks matey

    5. PikeyMikey
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 15 days ago

      3.... dendo goal and cl

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Could happen

  7. Lateriser 12
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Hope you guys like this one!

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Yep it was great to hear diff ways of approaching a season, especially when it works!

    2. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Will be music to my ears while I’m at work today.

    3. Azathoth
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      When and where you sign autographs?

    4. Corkyote FFS CWC Champion 2…
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Nice one LR looking forward to listening to this 🙂

    5. Jainica
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Oh yes, Pranil. You are in the same cash league as me, (My team name is Jainica). I always come across your team, good going.

    6. Syd.
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Will give it a listen to later

    7. Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      good work LR! you've given me plenty of sound advice over the years bro

    8. farmerfat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Your my favourite person to follow on Twitter, really enjoyed this.
      Thanks!

    9. MC Hammer
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Really enjoyed it mate, some refreshing thoughts amongst all the dross we see around mostly.

    10. Lateriser 12
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Thanks lads! Appreciate the kind words!

      1. FourLokoLeipzig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Nice vid, thanks. What are your thoughts on Sterling after last night? I’m generally conservative with captain choices, but had planned to captain him this weekend... but not so sure now!

    11. Arse Craic
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Top work!

  8. Bad Butcher
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    0 FT 4.5 ITB GTG?

    Leno
    Lund Soy TAA
    KDB Maddi Traore Salah
    Ings Rash Vardy

    Dunk Rico Hayden

    1. maratus
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Arsenal´s backline is one of the worst in league. I would defo stay away from Leno.

  9. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Struggling a tad on this one because Martial got a rest but Rich didn't, who is better for the next two fixtures?

    A) Martial

    B) Richarlison

    1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      B

  10. balint84
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Jimenez / Ings this week?

    1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Raull

    2. wildnothing
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Nothing urgent to do here right? 1 ft 1.3 itb. Bench Söyuncu or Traoré?

      Henderson
      TAA Lundstram Sidibé
      KDB Salah Maddison Willian Traoré
      Vardy Rashford (c)

      Pope Söyuncu Maupay Dunk

      1. PikeyMikey
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Ive got the same players and currently benching soy as it seems like too much relying on LEI to perform well....

        1. wildnothing
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 15 days ago

          Yeah agree

    3. Jainica
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Rashford as a captain? Thoughts?

      1. wildnothing
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        I have him captained too so I like it.

      2. Holmes
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        As good as any

        1. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 15 days ago

          As good as vardy?

    4. AK ⭐
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Wrote a little Review of GW21. See if you get something out of it.

        1. Lateriser 12
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 15 days ago

          Top work!

          1. AK ⭐
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 15 days ago

            Thanks LR!

    5. AK ⭐
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Finally getting the recognition you deserve, LR! One of the best old timers around here!

      1. Lateriser 12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Much thanks

    6. Frank944
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Please gime your opinion

        2FT

        Pope
        TAA Lund Tomori
        KDB Zaha Grealish Martial
        Vardy Rash Kane

        Button Dendo Kelly Alder

        A) Kane->Auba e keep 2FT for DGW
        B) Kane-Zaha-> DCL-Salah
        C) Kane-Zaha -> DCL-Mane
        D) Play WC to get Salah-Mane.

        Fabianski-Martin
        TAA-Soyuncu-Dunk-Lund-Holgate
        Mane-Salah-Rich-Grealish-Dendoncker
        Vardy-Ings-DCL

        What is the best choice? A, B, C or D? Thanks

      • yer old da
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        IMO the triple up of TAA, Salah and Mane is a no-brainer, especially given the sort of form Salah appears to be running in to. So I’m aiming for the following by GW24.....

        Fabianski (Martin)
        TAA, Rico, Kelly (Williams, Lundstram)
        Salah(TC), Mane(vc), KDB, Grealish (Dendoncker)
        Vardy, Jimenez, Ings

        .....supported by these 4 free transfers....

        GW22: Abraham > Jimenez
        GW23: Rashford > Ings
        GW24: Soyuncu and Alli > Williams and Salah

        Simple really. Not sure about all this nonsense that it unbalances your team - ok my defence has 4 cheap defenders, but given you play TAA every week it’s 2 from the remaining 4 one of which will usually be Lundstram. It’s not a difficult game folks. 😉

      • Budweiser
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Grealish or Maddison?

        1. Don Rogers FC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 15 days ago

          That was my earlier question ( I was erring to Maddison) . Now considering having both by upgrading Cantwell. Although will give me benching headache.

          1. Don Rogers FC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            8 months, 15 days ago

            The advice I generally received was stay on the one you already have.

          2. Budweiser
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 15 days ago

            Yeah I hear you. Would advise against losing Cantwell though. Best value player we've had for years. Won't get that value for a 3rd striker!

            1. Don Rogers FC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              8 months, 15 days ago

              Know why you mean, intend to get him back in my GW 24 shuffle. Mindful of other potential problems cropping up and distracting me though. Just really want Maddison this week!

              1. Don Rogers FC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                8 months, 15 days ago

                Will cost .2 as well. Had Cantwell since GW 4

        2. farmerfat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 15 days ago

          Are you scouting for Man United?

        3. GreennRed
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 15 days ago

          Grealish. Biggest fish in a small Villa attacking pond, moreso now that McGinn and Weesley are out. Madisson in a team that will create a lot of attacking points but a few to share the attacking spoils, Vardy not least of them, along with Perez, Chilwell, Pereira, Barnes.

      • BIELSA
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Have i missed the ship on danny ings?

        Was thinking of doing
        Kane + Alli out for Ings + Salah
        For free
        Or any other forward worth up too 7.6m

        1. BIELSA
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 15 days ago

          My current team

          Gaz
          TAA - Soyunca - Lundstram - Kelly -
          Mane - KDB - Alli - Grealish - Cantwell
          Kane - Vardy - Jimenez

        2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 15 days ago

          Do it

        3. Azathoth
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 15 days ago

          Just Do It.

        4. GreennRed
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 15 days ago

          No. If he was Kane or Aguero scoring like that you'd be all over it. If his goals dry up, sell him.

      • A Moon Shaped Pool
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Is there another double gameweek after GW24?

        1. Don Rogers FC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 15 days ago

          There will be. But nothing definitive yet.

          1. A Moon Shaped Pool
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 15 days ago

            Thank you my guy

      • jb1985
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Play Soy or Lund this GW?

        Ryan,
        Robbo, TAA, Soy/Lund
        Maddison, Mane, KDB, Traore,
        Jimi, Vardy (c), Rashford

        Martin, Soy/Lund, Rico, Dendo

        1. Bavarian
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 15 days ago

          Lund

      • Rinseboy
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        what to do with Alli? plan was always to sell to Salah in gw24. Funding it by Rash and Tammy to DCL and Ings next week.

        Should I just ditch now for Maddison? and then get Salah with a -4 in gw24 for Maddison or Martial?
        Thanks for any help!

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

        1. farmerfat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 15 days ago

          Can you do Rash - DCL (23) , Ali - Salah next week?(24)
          Guess you could do Maddison this week but I wouldnt want to get a player in for 1 week and then -4 to take him out the next

      • Lord Flashheart
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        zaha to maddison worth -4?

        1. farmerfat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 15 days ago

          Yes , Zaha is a fraud

        2. Bavarian
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 15 days ago

          not for a hit

        3. Arse Craic
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 15 days ago

          Yes

        4. Hasselbaink Forever - UJFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 15 days ago

          Not for a hit

      • Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Cantwell (manu a) on the bench or traore (new h)?
        Fab
        Rico taa soy
        Salah traore mane kdb
        Dcl vardy ings

        1. jb1985
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 15 days ago

          Cantwell on bench, Newcastle have so many injuries at the moment i can see Wolves winning this one 2/3 nil.

      • unitednations
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Much like others, cant decide between Robbo or Mane as my 3rd pool player...basically comes down to the following from gw24 onwards

        A: Robbo + Martial + Rashford + Grealish
        B: Aurier + Mane + DCL + Grealish

        Leaning towards A as it gives more flexibility as i can replace Martial, Rashford with other players down the line plus gives me a chance to upgrade Grealish.

        Whereas with B, having both Grealish and DCL will be difficult to upgrade without downgrading one of Salah/Mane

        1. Badger Badger Mushroom Mush…
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 15 days ago

          I wouldn't go without Mane that's for sure

      • Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Choose one & Why?

        A. DCL
        B. Deeney
        C. Maupay

        1. Badger Badger Mushroom Mush…
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 15 days ago

          A good fixtures, form

          1. Rave_1980
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 15 days ago

            Cheers buddy!

      • Rave_1980
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Hi All,

        A little advice much appreciated.

        Pope
        Soyunco - TAA - Lundstram
        Maddison - Salah - KDB - Traore
        Vardy - Ings - Jimenez

        McGovern - Cantwell - Rico - Kelly

        2FT // 5m ITB

        Would you:
        A - Maddison to Mane and roll 1FT (Continue to play 3-4-3)
        B - Cantwell and Jimenez to Mane and Greenwood (Play 3-5-2)

        With the LEI and WOL fixtures this week will probably look to do this next game week ready for the LIV DGW.

        Thank you.

        1. Badger Badger Mushroom Mush…
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 15 days ago

          B

      • footballcandy
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Fill the gap with a max 10.2 mid for this GW:

        Salah, KDB, ?????, Cantwell (Dendonkey)

        My frontline is Vardy, Ings, Tammy
        My backline is TAA, Soy, Lundz, Kelly, Rico

        1. Arse Craic
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 15 days ago

          Maddison

      • ShaunGoater123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        what a dilemma Aguero is proving! I was set to do Aguero & Alli > DCL & Salah this week, giving money for TAA next week but now I don't know if I should hold off and hope he starts vs villa?

        Current team:

        Gazza

        Soyuncu / Rico / Lundstram

        Alli / Grealish / KDB / Mane

        Rashford / Vardy / Aguero

        Button / Kelly / Targett / Dendonker

        2FT's 0.2 ITB.

        Any thoughts?

        1. Badger Badger Mushroom Mush…
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 15 days ago

          Alli to Maddison/Rich?

      • Badger Badger Mushroom Mush…
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Anyone going with 352 for DGW?

        Ryan Button
        TAA Soyuncu Lundstram Kiko Kelly
        Salah Mane KDB Maddison Grealish
        Vardy DCL Greenwood

        1. Badger Badger Mushroom Mush…
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 15 days ago

          Could even be 451 on occasions..

        2. Arse Craic
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 15 days ago

          Yes. I am

          Fabianski
          TAA│Lundstram│Soyuncu
          KDB│Salah│Mane│Maddison│Martial
          Vardy│Ings

          Button│Greenwood│Hanley│Taylor

      • Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        REPOST

        Choose one and why?

        A. DCL
        B. Deeney
        C. Maupay

        1. GreennRed
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 15 days ago

          Calvert Lewin. Good question. Not just good fixtures but Ancelotti seems to have him goal hungry and improving his potential. Maupay has had a few blanks. I like Feeney but not sure he still has it in him to get goals consistently.

          1. Pep Roulette
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 15 days ago

            Cheers mate!