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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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  1. Aftermath
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    How's this team come gw 24? Defense a bit weak? Thoughts appreciated

    McCarthy
    TAA Lundstram Webster
    Mane Maddison Salah KDB
    Jimenez Vardy Ings

    Button Cantwell Reid

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      A bit, but I guess that's the sacrifice for having Salah/Mane. Salah, TAA and Robbo will be my triple-up.

    2. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Looks good. Yes you're a denfender short. Its not terribly weak, add Holgate into the mix and itl prob rotate well enough

    3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Wont say weak but I would get a decent 4th defender if possible, cant play Webster every week.

    4. chriscosta
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      holgate or rico both cheap and have good fixtures

  2. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Looking to get rid of Guiata next week..

    Any other transfers needed?

    guiata

    lundstram sidibe soyuncu Taa

    mane (VC) Salah (C) kdb richarlison

    Vardy Ings

    (Button,Cantwell,Greenwood,Hanley)..

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Starting 11 is fine, but I wouldn't want that bench.

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Fair.any suggestions to improve it?

    2. puhd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      DCL over Greenwood next week maybe?

  3. Sir Edo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Gameweek 26 is played over two weeks, why?

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Winter break I think.

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        correct

    2. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Is League cup 2nd leg around that time?

    3. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Winter break, split in half.

  4. MadDog86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    So this week I’m getting rid of Mount for:
    A) Sarr (and save some money)
    B) Ozil
    C) Dilva

    This will be a playing 4th midfielder.
    Thanks.

    1. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      C could be worth a short term punt. Havmt seen much of Sarr tbh

  5. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    With just 2 weeks to get ready for DGW, managers have already planned to have at least 3 Liverpool players in their teams. Some brave ones are also picking up some West Ham players.

    Which ones will you have for the DGW24?

    1. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Mane Salah Trent. Pure firepower

    2. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Mo Mane TAA

    3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Salah, Mane, Robertson

      P.s. are you trying to apply for a job at FFS? 😉

      1. Rinseboy
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Haha burn

      2. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Hahaha I wish!

    4. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      No WH, just Salah, TAA & Robbo.

    5. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Salah Mane Trent. Fabs is a possibility, but could go either way on that.

    6. Fast Eddie Felson
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      got Fab in already , Mane TAA and Robbo but could be Salah depends on how Son performs

    7. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Salah, Mane, TAA. Had them the last 2 weeks and will keep them for a good few more weeks. Don't want to waste any transfers on West Ham players.

    8. Lemongrab
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Salah Mane TAA

    9. Printing Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Salah, Mane, TAA
      Fab

  6. Bavarian
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    I already have Mane, TAA...
    Which move is better for the DGW?

    A- Soyuncu > VVD
    B- Sidibe > Robertson
    C-KDB > Salah

    1. Captain Casual
        1 month, 16 days ago

        a

      • JT11fc
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Hmm. Maybe see how Everton look over next 2? B because of Robbo

      • CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        A or B.

      • Lightning Bolt
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Im considering C, KDB will struglle through gw 25 and after..

        1. Devo-McDuff
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Haha, what? Why will he struggle?

          The only question mark over KDB is which role he is played in as this is being changed regularly at the moment. When he is played as an AM he is an amazing FPL asset, regardless of opposition.

      • Link
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        B

      • puhd
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Salah a must

      • Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        B........and KDB never struggles

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      1FT 2.6ITB

      Roll FT and all set? Also, should I plan to get Salah or Robbo in?

      Henderson
      TAA Lundstram Soy
      KdB Maddison Mane Traore
      Vardy(C) Jimi(V) Tammy

      Pope Cantwell Rico Kelly

      1. JT11fc
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Depends how you spend the cash if you get Robbo.

      2. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I'd just do one of Rico/Kelly to Robbo before GW24, otherwise gtg.

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Tempted by that.

    3. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Does anyone know who Vardy captained last GW?

      1. JT11fc
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Me?

        1. JT11fc
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Oh lol ummm Perez?

      2. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Joelinton.

    4. cigan
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Rate these options from best to worst:

      A) Holgate
      B) Dunk
      C) Webster
      D) Stephens
      E) Rico

      1. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Probably B, A, E, C, D.

      2. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        B C A D E

      3. farmerfat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        B A C E D

    5. as33
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Vardy or Rashi for captain? and would u sell Aurier>Hanley to get Fleck>Grealish for free?
      Pope
      Taa, Lundstr, Kelly, Reid
      Salah, Mane, KDB, Grealish, Cantw
      Vardy, Rashi, Ings
      So i will need to rotate anyway Grealish with Cantwel

      1. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Vardy Cap and maybe do Aurier to Sidibe? I wouldn't want another cheap defender given what you have already.

      2. Offs!de
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Aurier to Hanley to get Grealish.
        Captaincy depends on your mini league position. Both Vardy and Rashford are decent option

      3. farmerfat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I made the mistake of over complicating it earlier in the season.
        Was also considering Rash over Vardy but now I am just going back to basics. Vardy (C)

    6. farmerfat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Hi guys, some advice would be much appreciated.
      I have two ways to get Mane in 24 for the triple up.
      Rashford - > DCL (gw23) gives me 4,2m ITB.

      Can either do (gw24):
      1) KDB to Mane ( free )
      2) Maddison to Mane & Chilwell to any defender under 5.2 (-4)

      Please let me know your thoughts.

      1. farmerfat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        PLEASE

      2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Kevin to Mane

        2nd is also fine but personally I would keep Maddison

      3. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        2

      4. kuzser
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        2

    7. Link
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      In a pickle over this:

      A. Alli > Mahrez/Maddison - Get Robbo as 3rd Pool for free
      B. Save FT - Keep Alli for a few weeks - Then get Mane for free
      C. Alli > Mahrez/Maddison for a few weeks - take a hit for Mane

      Genuinely can make an argument for all 3

      1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        A

    8. chriscosta
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      My Game Week planning !! GW 22-24

      Current team : just over 4K overall

      Pope - Gazza

      Rico - Soy - AAT - Lunds - Targett

      Madd - Mane - KDB - Martial - Cantwell

      Vardy - Ings - Tammy

      GW 22/23 Targett / ings for Holgate / cal-lewis (still not sure which one of the 2 for which game week)
      GW 24 Tammy - Firmino

      I Have exact amount for these transfers, so i cant add fabianski or salah to my team.....

      good move or should i do something differently ?

      1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        How many FTs?

        Not sure about dropping Ings and getting Firmino

      2. chriscosta
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        only 1

    9. ShaunGoater123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Thinking I might move on Grealish this week. Not ideal I know, purely done to fund TAA & Salah over the next week or so ahead of the double. Who would you prefer:

      A) Traore - Means I have exact money so leaves me in toruble with any price rises / falls.

      B) CHO - Riskier given patchy form and minutes. But leaves some wiggle room for price changes and potentially turned a corner after good FA cup performance

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        CHO is not even playing man, what gives?

        1. ShaunGoater123
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          hasn't been, but played well in FA cup so might come back in. Chelsea boards seem to think he will.

          But granted, it would be a risky punt

          1. FPL Pillars
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            I wouldn’t want that risk, Chelsea got a lot of options in midfield.

            1. ShaunGoater123
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              yeah fair enough. thanks for the reply, appreciate it

      2. farmerfat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        CHO is a trap, he hurt me badly this season

      3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I prefer Mooy or Snodgrass

    10. tissae
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      "There is one other player whose name has been mentioned to me, he is a central defender at a rival Premier League club. We have been told Chelsea are very keen on signing him and some of the agents that are involved in the deal think it could happen this month. A young, very promising centre-back who would cost at least £50m." - Sky Sports.

      Who is this guy?

      1. Zim0
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Phil Jones

      2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Depends who "me" is

        1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Holgate, O'Connell

      3. Annie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        probably a Sheff Utd player

      4. quayle99
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Ake

      5. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I’ll give you a hint: the guy’s father works for CHE as a scout.

      6. JT11fc
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Leeds CB

        1. JT11fc
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Oh premier league. Ake then

      7. Daniel Son
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Nathaniel Phillips

    11. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Is Debruyne injured?

      1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        No, he is fine

      2. Annie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        no

      3. andy85wsm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Nah, Pep said he was fine - which worries me for this weekend 😉

    12. Lemongrab
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      How was Sterling last night? Worth a captain punt Vs that awful Villa defence or just play it safe with Vardy?

    13. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Who would you captain out of these?

        A) Rashford NOR
        B) Jimenez NEW
        C) Richa BRI

        1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          A

        2. Lemongrab
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          A

        3. ResultatFar
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          B actually

      • Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Guys, who to bench this week,.

        A, Lord Lund. ( WHU )
        B. Haller. (shu )
        C. Chillweel ( SOU )
        D, AWB ( NOR )

        1. Lemongrab
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          B

        2. FPL Pillars
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          D

        3. Le Bluff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          D

        4. ResultatFar
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Never bench the Lord

      • quayle99
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Pickford
        Trent Soy Lund
        KDB Mane Maddison Rich Traore
        Vardy(c) Abraham
        Krul Martinelli Rico Kelly

        0FT left.
        But have I got the right ones benched?

        1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Yep

      • HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Which option would you prefer?

        A) Mane Dunk

        B) Son Robbo

        Foster 4.0
        TAA Lundy Soy ( ______,Kelly)
        Salah ______,KDB Grealish (Cantwell)
        Vardy Jimenez Ings

        If i get B means i will be benching one of Soy or Lundy every gw which im uncomfortable with given their fpl heroics in defence this season

        1. quayle99
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          A

        2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          A

        3. D.Glynn
            1 month, 16 days ago

            A and you'll have a great team..

          • HurriKane
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Cheers All

        4. Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          A) Alli to Sarr/Madi
          B) Play Alli and save FT
          C) Play Cantwell and save FT

          1. JT11fc
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            C

        5. rohan
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Need a Zaha replacement. Go with D.Silva or Richarlison (Got KdB and no DCL)

          1. JT11fc
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Rich

          2. Le Bluff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Not keen on Maddison or Martial?

            1. rohan
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Getting Maddison in and Martial seems too short term for my liking, but cheers !

          3. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Rich or consider Anderson

        6. Dynamic Duos
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Rashford and Tomori to Ings and Robbo for gwk23 onwards?

          1. CONNERS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            I'll be doing something similar unless Rashford goes crazy at the weekend and forces me to reconsider.

        7. Gudjohnsen
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Captain:

          A. Salah
          B. Mané
          C. KDB
          D. Tammy
          E. Martial

          1. CONNERS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Salah I guess... don't you own Vardy?

          2. DannyDrinkVodka
              1 month, 16 days ago

              E

          3. kuzser
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            What combo is better guys?
            Already have Taa and Mane

            a) Maddison - SALAH - DCL and fodder, play 3-4-3
            b) SALAH - Grealish - Maddison and fodder, play 3-5-2
            c) Grealish - SALAH - Jimenez and fodder, play 3-4-3
            d) ROBBO/VVD - Richarlison/Martial -Maddison - Jimenez play whatever works

          4. Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Pickford or Fabianski?

            1. Daniel Son
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              The one without T-REX arms

            2. Alonso The Great Midfielder
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              ryan for beter value

              1. Disturbed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Own dunk, not keen on a double up

            3. quayle99
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Prefer Pickford for next run of games

          5. The Head-Ake
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Robbo or Salah as third player for DGW?

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Well if all ramifications are excluded then Salah.

              1. The Head-Ake
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                What are the ramifications in this case?

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Well, what the extra 5.3m would do to the rest of your team.

          6. Rushford
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Need some advice here!

            Foster
            TAA Soy Lund Digne
            Salah Martial KDB
            Rashford Vardy Jimenez

            Button Grealish Rico Cantwell
            2FT 0.9ITB

            Plan is to switch Rash+Martial+Jimenez to DCL+Ings+Mane over the next two. In order to do so I have to make at least one of the transfers this GW and it can't be Mane. Which transfer would you do this GW?
            A) Jimenez -> DCL
            B) Jimenez -> Ings
            C) Rashford -> DCL
            D) Rashford -> Ings
            E) Digne -> cheapie (Like Digne as a differential going forward)
            F) something else?

            1. ResultatFar
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Don't transfer out Jimenez before Newcastle at home..

              1. Rushford
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                I know, but Rashford before Norwich at home or Digne before Brighton at home is not better.. What would you do? Do nothing and do Martial+Rashford -> Mane + Greenwood next GW?

            2. quayle99
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              None of this.

              1. Rushford
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                How about Foster-> McCarthy now and Rash+Martial -> DCL+Mane next week?

                Or do nothing and do Rash+Martial->Greenwood+Mane and play 4-4-2 going forward?

          7. ResultatFar
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            How is this team looking for the next few?

            Gazza (McGovern)
            Robertson - Soy - Lord Lund (Baldock - Rico)
            KDB - Mane - Maddi - Traore (Grealish)
            Jimenez - Vardy - Abraham

            Grealish first on bench and will play instead of Traore after this gw. What do you think - any changes needed?