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

    I already have TAA & Salah.

    Which combo looks best for GW24?

    A) Ryan, Robertson, Sarri & Rashford
    B) McCarthy, Webster, Mane & DCL (-4)

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

      A

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

      Maurizio Sarri?

      B

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

      I would definitely want Mané for DGW

    4. jayzico
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      sarr as in the watford dude? B but Dunk over Webster if you can

      1. jayzico
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Yeah, basically Mane v Robertson and got to be Mane. Why wouldn't you own him already? No disrespect.

        1. Boom Boom's Loveshack
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 15 days ago

          Liverpool triple up is expensive.. Not worth it long term imo. And they play Spurs and United next.

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

        Yes Sarr. I'd have 0.0 itb if i did all those moves now with Dunk so he'll probably be just out of reach by then

  2. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Is Martial fit for the weekend? Wondering whether to transfer him out.

    1. TeddiPonza
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Came on yesterday so he should start.

      1. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Why is he still flagged?

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

          Flag was just removed

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

      Flag has been removed thank god

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

    I know it's early, but how do people see Liverpool vs Utd going? Wondering whether it's worth pulling the trigger on Salah & the Pool triple a week early. Man Utd looked abject last night, but they're very unpredictable this season & seem to up their game against the bigger teams.

    1. TeddiPonza
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Depends who you are taking out. I am doing that, as I will probably take out Martial and Rashford for Mane and DCL.

      1. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Surely keep Rash and Tony for NOR.. Then I'm double swapping them out

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

        It would be Traore

    2. Boom Boom's Loveshack
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      I wouldn't. Form goes out the window when united and Liverpool play. Liverpool seem to struggle vs united. I think they will win, but I wouldn't be in a rush to transfer out a player with a better fixture

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

    Current team:

    Gazza Button
    TAA Soy Lundy Kelly Rico
    Salah KdB Martial Grealish Hayden
    Vardy Rash Jimi

    2 ft and 2m

    Which plan is better?

    A.
    Gw 22 Gazza to Fabianski/Ryan
    Gw 23 Martial to one week punt (Mahrez/Pepe/Maddison/Moura)
    Gw 24 Jimi and punt to Greenwood and Mane

    B.
    Gw 22 Gazza to Fabianski/Ryan
    Gw 23 Rash and Martial to DCL and Mane
    Gw 24 save or use transfer if required

    Thanks.

    1. Boom Boom's Loveshack
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Not going to triple on pool for gw24?

      1. Boom Boom's Loveshack
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Never mind.. Morning tired..

      2. Boom Boom's Loveshack
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Prolly B imo

  5. Boom Boom's Loveshack
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Who to captain this week?

    A) Sterling
    - two days rest more than Vardy, playing vs AVL away

    B) Vardy
    - In form before minor injury, penalties, playing at home vs SOU who of late has improved

    1. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 15 days ago

      B feels safer

      1. Boom Boom's Loveshack
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        B is a shield, A is a sword. Punted on Kane rather than Salah last week. Big mistake

        1. JT11fc
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 15 days ago

          You win some you lose some, maybe its your turn to win one

        2. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 15 days ago

          A plastic sword maybe

  6. What is your management style and how has it evolved?
    Lateriser 12
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    So in the chat with Joe here, i've spoken a lot about general style of playing. Though there is no fixed style of playing since it is such a dynamic game, there are always certain practices that FPL managers have.

    My question to you is how has your game evolved over the years? What has worked for you and what hasn't? What is your current style? I'm keen to hear that and am looking at how different managers approach the game.

    One big thing i missed out in the chat is that no one has the right to get every decision right. It is a game that has a lot of luck involved so don't get too bogged by when things don't go your way. It's just a game after all.

    1. Boom Boom's Loveshack
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      I don't have a style of play. I just do the transfers I feel makes most sense. So far that has gotten me a top 17k and top 15k finish in my first two seasons.

      I like to ask for advice on this site, but most of the times I go with my gut feeling in the end.

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

      I'm a big believer in building TV in the 1st half of the season, which means I sometimes have to jump on early transfers to avoid price changes. I experimented with changing this up last season & tried to exercise a bit more patience, but this (coupled with my disastrous decision to gamble my chips in SGWs) resulted in my worst finish in a good few years. I'm back to tried & tested strategies this season.

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

        And has tried and tested been working?

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

          Had a poor 1st half of the season, but I'm up to 30k now with all chips intact & well placed in my cash MLs, so so far, so good.

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      I used to have a style. It was go with gut and get a player no matter what. Be ruthless, take hits, and get ahead of the curve. Now I’m very reserved and it’s to my detriment. Maybe I don’t care as much any more.

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

        I think maybe you don't care because you're reserved. Throw some instinct moves in there.

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

        very much the same as Rupert. Gungho to a bit more reserved. Still hit the top1% preseason target last 9 years.
        Only top 100 was one of my more aggressive seasons -
        76pts in hits 🙂
        also there's a time factor. Just can't give up as much time as some seem to to analyze the data mountains. Stick pretty much with the indicators I've always used.
        One constant weakness has been stubborness/ blind spots with certain players (usually bandwagons).
        Rashford a good example this season. Every time I've watched utd I just see an ordinary team and can't see him maintaining his FPL points. Interesting that his ownership really didn't take off until he had already scored 10 in 16 games. Since then it's 2 in 6.
        Normally that 10 in 16 would have had a lot more interest.

        1. Lateriser 12
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 13 days ago

          With rash it's the United are crap narrative

    4. Polka Wakey O'Dot
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      You know my strategy Lateriser...been the same for several years.

      I take a hit a week by seasons end (38 hits) and play to win a very small family three man mini league where the other two can do as they like. Three man mini leagues offer the best cat and mouse picks where deciding when to align and differentiate are key to winning by seasons end. Not bothered about OR.

      1. Lateriser 12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        As long as you're having fun innit

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

      I tend to wildcard fairly early - generally the 1st international break after evaluating how the teams and players are performing.

      I build up team value in the 1st half of the season - sometimes taking hits to move onto players who look in form with good fixtures, but try to avoid bandwagons on players who have a history of poor returns. That said, I've only taken 3 hits so far.

      In the second half of the season I try to play more conservatively and avoid hits, whilst using my higher team value to put a team in every week which should have an advantage based upon price alone.

      1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        What’s your TV and SV?

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

          Team value is 107.5 and selling value is 103.8. Perhaps that's not extremely high - but nor should it be - because there is always a balance to play between taking hits to jump on players early and trying to get as many points as possible moving forwards.

          I'm just outside the top 20k by the way.

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

            Thats a pretty impressive TV, allowing you to get plenty of premiums in.

            I thought mine at 105.6 seemed decent in comparison to others in my ML's, but i dont put too much importance on tv.

            My strategy has always been patient, holding players longer than 1/2 weeks and avoiding hits as much as possible. I try to plan my transfers ahead of time to make this happen. Also spend way too much time thinking about decisions and reading the site!!
            Top 4k in 2016/7 & 2017/8 and finished 150 last season so it appears to work pretty well.

            Just had less time this year and seems alot of 50/50's (captain calls etc) havent gone so well this season. Currently ranked 326k, so onwards and upwards!!

          2. Lateriser 12
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 13 days ago

            So it's definitely working

            1. Ason Willa
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              8 months, 13 days ago

              Sure - I think I'm having my best season ever, but luck is also involved heavily in this game. There are definitely worse players outperforming me and better players down at the 1 million rank. I just hope that a higher team value can bring more options and more 'luck' in the 2nd half of the season.

              Honestly though I'd have no problem if the game got rid of Captain choice and chips. They do add a strategic element, but they also add a fair amount of luck to the game. It gives everyone a chance to 'catch up'.

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

          To clarify a bit further, I won't jump on a player who is rising in value if I think my team will be worse off because of it. It will almost always be because I want that player and don't want the one I'm getting rid of - but I won't hesitate to take a hit in order to make that happen.

    6. sunzip14
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      My style was to have a core of most sought players and have 2 or 3 differentials. I asked for advice here and followed them almost 70% of the time. That way I finished 3K and 12K in two consecutive seasons. Now, I started to think I became a great player 😀 and started to jump over and play ahead of the curve. I tried looking for differential captains and emerging prospects. This is where the downfall started. FFS community isn't too big but I didn't like to go with the herd. I think becoming a sheep isn't too bad when managers here have brilliant records as you do. Will try that for the second half of the season and see if I cover lost ground 😛

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

        It can feel like being a sheep on here, without being a sheep in the greater context of the game. There are some great ideas on this site which are not known about for maybe 95% of the players in general. That being said, there are bad ideas on this site too - and this is where we need to make our own judgements or try to dig deeper into stats.

        1. Lateriser 12
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 13 days ago

          Couldn't have said it better

      2. Lateriser 12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        This is unique.

    7. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      I've never been outside the top 50 K in 9 seasons. Get on bandwagons early . I normally have mostly high owned players.and always follow captain that's top of tin poll on here. This site has helped me immensely.

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 14 days ago

        This plan is very good and safe imo and it's not as easy as it sounds but i have a feeling that this strategy is kinda boring and won't lead you to something really special at the end of the year unless you go with some mavrick/creative and risky plan/transfers.

        1. Lateriser 12
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 13 days ago

          What Hy said

    8. Stoichkov#8
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      When I started playing fantasy I didnt know much about it. Didnt have twitter or site like this so made a lot of mistakes like picking defensive mids, make a lot of hits etc.
      But since I start playing "serious" my style defo changed.
      Main thing is that Im more patient. My moves arent nervous, I reduced number or hits and Im not scared (that much) of players that I dont own as I used to as it was like "grass is always greener.." type of thing.
      I usually have longer term plan and if nothing major happens I try to stick to it as it usually works for me. I make changes step by step as in previous seasons I was buying some players too fast, sometimes for hits cuz I wanted perfect team now, I couldnt wait 1-2 games which most of time was mistake.
      Like you I usually go with my instinct after watching MoTD and I know just after GW finishes who I want to got and who to sell. Sometimes do my moves early, sometimes wait till presser but almostcalways stick to my oryginal plan/tgoughts.
      Also I reduced number of hits (2 this season which was long term moves at begginig of season) so now almost every week have 2FT. Sometimes use just one and sometimes 2 which means bank FT next GW.
      I never buy player just for 1 game "cuz he has nice fix". That doesnt work for me.
      I also spend less time thinkering. That was killing me. Now I dont try to be too clever. Just go simple as my instinct tell me.

      1. Lateriser 12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        You've sorted this out stoich

    9. Le Bluff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      A few that spring to mind:

      1) Learn not to be stubborn when you make a mistake. I removed TAA before Liverpool played Leicester as a way to generate funds to bring Salah in for free the following week. No-one could have predicted his 24 point haul, but I quickly realised it was a mistake, and so I brought TAA straight back in as a hit (along with Salah and Grealish). A stubborn player may have stuck to their guns and not gone with TAA.

      2) Generally speaking, give each transfer you make a 4-6 week period to perform. You brought them in for a reason - probably a fixture run and/or underlying stats, so try to give them that time to perform. Don't knee-jerk after a week.

      3) Keep your money on the pitch, and don't give yourself a benching headache every week. I see people having to decide who to bench between Ings and Grealish, for example. 6.5m is too much to be sitting on your bench every week.

      4) There's a very fine line between over-managing your team, and going for 'maverick' transfers. I'll use my TAA example again. I had 2 FTs going into that Leicester game and didn't know what transfer to make, but I knew I wanted Salah in soon. TAA was my makeweight/'maverick' out transfer to generate funds. But in hindsight, that was over-management as TAA is clearly a season-keeper. Tread this line very carefully.

      1. Lateriser 12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        You make some really good points and I agree with all of em

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

      Tldr: Management style has gone from aggressive to balanced approach. One change during this 7-8 years I have noticed is that now the main focus is "WHO to pick" which used to be "HOW to pick".

      Being more of a national football fan, initially I didnt had much knowledge of club football, by that I mean which player plays in what position and what teams are good/bad. So it took around a year to get used to that and how ESPN fantasy works.

      Then came to know about FPL and couple of sites including this one. Due to lack of knowledge, I used to think that everyone on fantasy site must be knowing more than me, so by default I used to follow the trend but it was frustrating/boring to this.

      Gradually things got better and I was able to make decisions on my own. So it was HIT time! -8/-12 were all normal. After couple of more years this game got pretty boring, maybe due to lack of friendly mine leagues or desire to finish high. I'm surprised to see so many who have been playing this game for more than 10years or so.

      To keep things interesting, I have been playing with a rule/restriction of "One player from one country", probably wont result in good ranks but it feels better.

      1. Lateriser 12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Another unique style

    11. WesMantooth
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      - Very patient
      - Percentages intrigue me once the gameweeks started. It's good to know what to root for once the gameweeks started, but largely unaffected by it in advance.
      - Hate all "truths" about how to play the game. There's more than one way to skin a cat. These truths are there to be exploited.
      - Very rarely see oppurtunities where a hit should pay off. This might be one of my weaknesses.
      - Will always go with likelyhood no matter how common or uncommon the decision is.

      1. WesMantooth
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Oh, and target the Homies! Those 3 in 4 opportunities hold some real gems.

        1. Lateriser 12
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 13 days ago

          A grafter is what I call your style

          1. WesMantooth
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 13 days ago

            « A grafter is a hard worker

            Works 2 or more jobs,

            Does nothing but graft

            No social life»

            Thanks man! 😛

    12. The Rumour Mill
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      This is my ninth season. Initially played as a casual with moderate success, always finishing between 100k and 350k for 5 seasons. There wasn't much strategy at this point, just going with gut feeling and basing decisions on what I'd seen on match of the day and the odd live fixture.

      Discovered FFScout about halfway through the 2015/16 season. The last 3 seasons have seen me record my best 3 ever finishes, despite the increased amount of players playing the game, so its fair to say FFScout has been a massive positive influence on my game. Why? Probably due to them distributing stats, paying attention to how managers better than me play the game, their detailed scout notes and articles and the various strategies discussed, which have caused me to plan ahead further than I ever used to.

      Last season I started to use stats a lot more, in particular using expected goals and assists data to assess who was in and out of form and to assess fixture difficulty more accurately. Using point projections also came into it too. This worked well and got me to my best ever finish.

      In terms of play style I would say I am a patient manager (sometimes overly so), use stats (mainly expected goals/assist), and plan ahead, being mindful of fixtures to come. I am halfway through listening to your MTM podcast Lateriser, really enjoying it and the points you make. I do tend to play safe with captaincy and I think I could bring into my game looking for those opportunities to captain someone different, I did start to do this a little over xmas, captaining Vardy away to City which worked really well, and Pukki at Norwich which worked less well, fortunately I wasn't punished for that latter punt.

      One thing I would be interested in hearing is how far back people go using stats to inform future performance? For example, I think a lot of points projection models out there use data from the whole season, which makes sense to an extent as the larger the sample size the more accurate the model, in theory. However, I believe that this method has an inherent "lag" built into it which makes these models cumbersome and slow to respond to recent upturns (or indeed downturns) in form and or changes in circumstance. On a lot of the FFScout videos and articles they use "last 4 gameweeks" as a basis of stats instead. Is this because using last 4 gameweeks stats only is a more accurate predictor of future points? Has anyone quantified or modelled which method is more accurate? I think this is my biggest area for improvement, as I tend to hang onto players too long (i.e. Pukki) and not bring in new assets whose form has improved (i.e. Alli when Mou arrived).

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

        Stats based on the last four game weeks is probably intended to capture the most recent variables: change in formation, rotation, injury, etc. Using only two game weeks is probably not sufficient for establishing any meaningful data. If you can provide the data in a csv format, I'll model it. The more data, the better.

      2. Lateriser 12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        I use 2-4-6 weeks to judge form and combine it with subjectivity. No more.

    13. Igzie08
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Gung ho. Used to be Feng Shui

      1. Lateriser 12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Lol

    14. UTD - HATED, ADORED, BUT NE…
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 15 days ago

      I like to call my style of play ‘maverick genius’

      1. Lateriser 12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Bows down

    15. The Bad Seed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      My style is not having a particular style.

      I do NOT want to be bound by a certain way or arbitrary rule that I put on myself ie (no hits, no bandwagons, no Man Uniteds... etc).

      I can find myself conservative for 2-3 weeks, focusing on form, and not caring about TV

      2-3 weeks later, IF IT MAKES sense, ill take hits, build value, and maybe focus on fixtures.

      My approach/style differs by:
      1) Season
      2) Gameweek
      3) Player. (some players have a tendency to over/under perform stats by huge margins. IE Vardy)
      4) Mood. Did I have my breakfast? Do i REALLLLLY need Otamendi or am I just drunk? (transferred him in after several NYE drinks.... took me forever to remember who friggin got him into my team)

      Just LEARN all styles and tools, and use them wisely! That and some luck, and you are a good candidate to finish 1st!

      1. Lateriser 12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Haha

    16. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Devolved in my case...

      1. DantheManinaPan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 14 days ago

        My first thought too... Been getting steadily worse for the past three seasons 🙁

        1. Lateriser 12
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 13 days ago

          It's tougher now innit

    17. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      A) Rarely ask for advice
      B) Take calculated risks rather than punts
      C) Play aggressive
      D) Use forum group think as a guide of where best to deviate
      E) For the most part avoid forums when games are active and soon after they finish.
      F) Don't allow myself to become bogged down with planning. Initial thoughts are generally my better ones.
      G) Make a plan and stick to it irrespective of gw results or captain success
      H) Be extremely careful about who's advice to listen to on the rare occasions I ask.

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 14 days ago

        E specially rainer on matchdays

      2. Lateriser 12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Great set of rules you have

    18. ktk_interista
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Really enjoyed your episode LateRiser. It was a very informative episode given your unique and unorthodox style. I really enjoyed how different your approach is to most of the other top managers that featured previously.

      1. Lateriser 12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Cheers

    19. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Most important ones this year are
      -As always, don't only make decisions based on statistics without watching games (eye test) ... I didn't have abraham all season based on this strategy

      - don't read those match reports and watch highlights/replays

      - when you need a strong opinion about player, go to team's forums, it may help you and also for team news instead of listening to those twitter fu***

      - don't get affrected by ffs crowd when they jump on a player or do the same transfer based on nothing like grealish and traore move ( i do it sometimes. Lol)

      - if team looks good and all moves make sense i wouldn't care much about OR, points will come sooner or later as my plan was based on something logical at least from my point of view not someone else.

      - don't brag too much or complain about your OR because not all of us have the same goals at the end of the season... Now i'm on top 5k which is pretty good but if i eneded in top 5k i don't think i will be happy with that as my last two seasons i have ended in top 65 and 325 OR so it depends on each one's target.

      I really enjoyed your interview btw and Excuse my english if there's something wrong.

      1. RoysCallerAnne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 14 days ago

        but bragging and/ or complaining is the best bit.

        1. Lateriser 12
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 14 days ago

          He pulled it off together did HY.

    20. El Fenomeno R9
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      About style 3-5-2 with cheap strikers and good mids did well for me.
      Always try to play my own game not bothered about ownership.
      22k,18k and 8k last 3 seasons when i learn more how this game works and cut down on hits a little.

      Dont like dull approach too boring and feels like you dont play the game,game plays you.

      Didnt owned Lei players this season,captain picks were not so good and differentials didnt work well.

      Anyway still 90k OR thanks to Salah last few GWs and hope he can continue.

      1. Lateriser 12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        See. This I love. You got your own game going.

    21. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Being my 2nd year of taking it "serious" in terms of being a member on this site and spending a lot more time on fpl.

      One thing I've noticed is my "style" of how I play the game all depends on the start I have made.

      I made a great start last season with gw1 score of 19k, had all the popular players from the beginning. Going without Salah at Christmas really derailed all that good work and finished 60k in the end.

      This season a more modest start, sitting in the 100s thousands. Played my wildcard 2 gameweeks ago and feel I'm well set for second half of the season.

      Currently 28k fwiw

      1. Lateriser 12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Good position to be in

        Good luck!

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

    planning to get another man city midfielder (had debryune), but cant afford sterling. who is most likely to play the next two game? bsilva or mahrez or dsilva?

    1. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 15 days ago

      D Silva i guess

    2. The Bad Seed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Dilva probably.

      It's also his 34th birthday. And last season.

      So he is hyped.

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

    Is this good to go for this week?

    Henderson
    TAA Soyuncu Lundstram Rico
    KDB Mane Salah Grealish
    Vardy Jimenez

    McGovern Greenwood Dendoncker Kelly

    1FT 1.3ITB

    Thanks all

    1. Boom Boom's Loveshack
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Not much you can do with what you got itb. So yeah. Maybe try to get in DCL next week by downgrading Rico to fodder (have not done the math by the way)

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

        You read my mind with that plan

        1. Boom Boom's Loveshack
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 15 days ago

          Sweet. Go with your gut then

  9. fakelund
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Start 1
    a) Cantwell (MUN a)
    b) Grealish (MCI h)

    1. Boom Boom's Loveshack
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      A

    2. Pépé Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Wondering this for myself. Currently on Grealish

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

    Selling Kane. Would you replace with Calvert Lewin or Ings?

    1. Boom Boom's Loveshack
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      DCL short term, Ings long term

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

      Ings for me

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

      I would go with DCL first 4-5 GWs and then possibly switch to Ings. Southampton has tough fixtures until GW 26.

      1. JT11fc
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 15 days ago

        This

    4. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      DCL for next few

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

      Cheers. Ings fixtures are not so bad and his form and confidence are high and fixtures. Just wondering how Calvert Lewin will do if Kean gets more gametime and Richarlison improves his goal tally.

  11. Lionac
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Hi all. Would you consider bringing in Perez (or any other MID under 6,5 mil) over Maddison this GW in order to have funds to bring Mane to partner up with Salah for GW24?

    1. Boom Boom's Loveshack
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Yes

    2. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Go Jahanbashk.

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

      I'd rather Grealish. Perez did well past two games but Vardy didn't play. Not convinced he'll do as well when Vardy starts.

      1. Lionac
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Already have Grealish.

        Currently considering:
        Perez
        Traore
        H Wilson

  12. bigdip
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    GTG? Starting DCL over Grealish look fine?

    (Planning Aurier & KDB to Gomez and Mane for GW24)

    GK: Ryan (Button)
    DEF: Lundy, TAA, Aurier (Targett, Kelly)
    MID: Richarlison, KDB, Son, Martial (Grealish)
    FWD: Vardy (c), Ings, DCL

    (0 FT, 3.1mn ITB)

    1. Boom Boom's Loveshack
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      That team really needs some pool players..

    2. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Gtg

  13. BellyKlopp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Looking at getting DCL in for Ings to accommodate the transfer in of Mane for the DGW - good move?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Yep

    2. Boom Boom's Loveshack
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Yes

  14. Daghe Munegu
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Need to fix my defense. What would you do with 1ft and 0.5 itb?

    Pope Button
    TAA Robertson Aurier Rico Reid

    A: Should I get rid of Pope but for who ?? And play Rico or Aurier
    B: Sell Rico to Holgate
    C: Sell Aurier to Evans/ Soy

    1. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 15 days ago

      B.
      Mcarthy for gw24 is an option

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

    A) Martial / Grealish / Greenwood in a 352.

    B) Martial / DCL / Cantwell in a 343.

    1. Boom Boom's Loveshack
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      B

    2. sunzip14
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      B

  16. JT11fc
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Whats the talk about lots of Newcastle players returning from injury this week? Was gonna cap Jimi

  17. sunzip14
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    On WC. Choose 1 please!
    A) Mane
    B) Salah

    1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Mane because I have value tied up in him for now.

      If you mean which one will score most over the DGW then just stick a pin in because it’s impossible to know.

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

      Mane.

    3. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Mane

    4. sunzip14
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Thank you everyone. I have Mane bought at 12.0. So, obvious choice is to keep him but wanted to know if people think Salah will score more than Mane in the coming GWs. Looks like Mane is the popular choice anyway.

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

    Sounds good?

    Schmeichel
    TAA Lundy B.Williams
    Mane KDB(C) Martial Traore
    Kane* Vardy Tammy

    Button Dendo Rico Kelly

    GW22 - Kane to DCL for free
    GW23 - Martial to Salah for free

    1. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Good sounding

  19. Jullepuu
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Which one guys?
    A) Get Sidibe now and keep Grealish
    B) Get Holgate now and upgrade Grealish to Maddison/Martial/Rich for game week 24

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

      A

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

      A.

    3. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 15 days ago

      A

  20. 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. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Ditch now, maybe for D silva punt or Rich? I feel their 2 fixtures are more apealing

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      I'd keep if you are sure it will lead to a hit

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        If a transfer leads to a hit in the future*

  21. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Rate this team for the next GW please?

    Guaita
    TAA Soy Lund
    Salah Mane KDB (VC) Sigurdsson
    Vardy Jimenez (C) Ings
    - Kelly Donker CTaylor

    1. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 15 days ago

      10 out of 11. Siggy ruined the perfect score.

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

        haha thank you..who wud u have for upto 7.5

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Very good

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

        thnx mate - jimenez (c) alright?

    3. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      I've flappy and grealish instead of guita and Siggy. Get rid of Siggy.

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

    Fellow Aguero owners, keeping or selling?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Keeping and captaining

  23. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Bench 2:

    A) Soy (SOU H)
    B) Lundstram (WHU H)
    C) TAA (TOT A)
    D) Rico (WAT H)
    E) Kelly (ARS H)

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      DE

  24. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    So after Aguero was rested yesterday i ave decided to keep (and captain) him this week. Best transfer(s) here? 2ft 0.3itb.

    Guaita
    Trent Lundstram Kelly
    Salah KDB Moura Mount Cantwell
    Aguero C Vardy

    Martin Rico Greenwood Aurier

    A) Aurier to Soyuncu/Evans
    B) Aurier to Stephens (this makes it easier to get Mane in for the double)
    C) Guaita to 5.3 gk
    D) Moura or Mount out?

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

      B

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Cheers Holmes

  25. Offs!de
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Who should make way for Mane ahead of 24?
    a) Madisson?.
    b) Grealish?
    .
    My front line looks like:
    Salah, KDB, Alli, Madisson, Grealish
    Vardy, Ings, DCL
    .
    Note: Alli is a must go option. Looking for his partner, lol

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

      Grealish

    2. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Grealish. Maddison is gold right now.

      1. Offs!de
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Cheers mates!!

        Madisson is a gold, I know but Grealish's number ten role and going without Mane in DGW are of great concern.

  26. ZeBestee
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    I was on Vardy (C) all week long but thinking of changing it to KDB (C).

    Do we think he will get another run in the DM position against Vila? If not, he is an easy choice for the armband.

    1. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      See how Vardy goes tonight.

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      With Silva back KDB (C) feels like an unnecessary gamble.

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

      I have KDB and I'm on Vardy cap with Salah v/c. I think KDB will slot into central midfield behind 3 of Sterling/Dilva/Mahrez/Bilva.

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

      I think his position wont matter much due to opposition

  27. tim
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    All transfers weekly on free transfers.

    A

    KDB to Mane
    Tammy to Ings
    Maypay to Ayew

    Or

    B

    Maddison to Mane
    Tammy to Greenwood
    Maypay to Ayew

    OR

    C

    Tammy to Ings
    Maypay to Ayew/Greenwood
    Soy to Robertson

    Could keep both KDB and Maddison.

    Gazza Button
    Soy TAA Lund Rico Kelly
    Grealish Maddy KDB Salah Traore
    Tammy Vardy Maypay

    CHEERS!

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

      Abraham to Greenwood, Rico/Kelly to Robertson

      1. tim
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        So easy Robertson in any case since have Salah and Taa already?

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

          Yes

  28. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    As many of us try are figuring out how to get to 3 Liverpool and mane and salah being a popular double up. Who are you sacrificing?

    I have to reluctantly sell one of Grealish or Maddo to get Alli to Mane. I only need to shave 0.7 which brings Sarr or Traoré into play. Who would you ditch if stuck with the same dilemma?

    1. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      SAR

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 15 days ago

      I'd sell Grealish in your scenario. Personally though, I prefer the defensive double-up as I don't see a huge amount of goals in either game and feel TAA and Robbo could outscore Salah/Mane. I'm even considering using TC on TAA.

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

      I have sacrificed 3 spots in my team by picking cheap options, two mids and one forward. But soon I'll be getting rid of Kevin for cash, current downgrades are temporary.

      I would ditch Grealish. Maddison plays for a better team, slightly better fixtures as well. Plus if it goes wrong, you can always change Maddison to Grealish with 1FT.

    4. Offs!de
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      On same dilemma who to sacrifice between Grealish & Maddo to get Mane. Probably, I will wait for this week and the next to get a clearer picture

  29. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Button is slowly working towards becoming the first 3.9m keeper

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

      Finally, I really need that 0.1m

  30. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Good to save transfer.
    Fab
    Trent Soya Lundy
    Mane Salah Grealish De Bruyne
    Ings Jimmy Vardy

    Kelly Cantwell Rico .

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Yes