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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. gooner_112233445566
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Who to captain this week?

    A) kdb
    B) mane
    C) salah

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

      A)

    2. Captain Casual
        1 month, 16 days ago

        C

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

        Half wondering whether KdB finally gets a rest. He’s been rotation proof almost all season - which is spooky. Could Dilva back be the catalyst?

        1. Brooksy86
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Subbed with 10 to go... Could have been tactical? But I reckon he plays.

    3. Jullepuu
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Which one guys? I really can't decide
        A) Get Sidibe now and keep Grealish
        B) Get Holgate now and upgrade Grealish to Maddison/Martial/Rich for game week 24

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

          im intend to keep grealish

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

          I would do A and then figure out another way of getting Maddison if poss.

        3. fgdu
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          i vote a

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

        I discovered the nuclear bomb option on Call Of Duty mobile today. I’m still shaking from the pure unadulterated joy. What a buzz.

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

          30 kill streak?

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

            Yeah. Strange as I’ve had plenty of 30 kill streaks and just never noticed it. I guess I was zoomed in.

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

          Are there many people playing COD these days? Haven’t played in over 5 years myself.

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

            Seems so. I’ve only just discovered. Haven’t played computer games for years but I was away in Hungary, bored to tears at my wife’s house and needed something to save me. Heard COD was popular and am absolutely loving it.

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

        In my opinion, a lot of people are ruining their teams in the scramble to get both Mane and Salah. Removing key players like KDB could seriously backfire, likewise Maddison with a plum home fixture.

        I see a narrow win for Pool in each game, Wolves away won't be easy and even West Ham look much tighter under Moyes, especially with Fabianski back in goal.

        And by the way, I have a fairly decent TV and could easily afford to get both before anyone asks, ha. (I'm going with Salah, TAA & Robbo for what it's worth).

        In any case, GL with whatever you choose.

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

          Get the players with the highest ceiling

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

          yeah im thinking so

        3. Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          This, likely a DGW disappointment again. Pool wins yes, but not high scoring

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

            But if they win by a 2/3 goal margin (as many expect), the likelihood of both Salah and Mane being in the points is extremely high.

            People are trying to justify the defensive double-up by claiming these could be tight games, which probably means they half-expect Liverpool to concede which will immediately wipe TAA's and Robbo's main source of points.

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

          What do you do with the extra spare cash if you don't go for Salah+Mane+TAA, though? I currently have:

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

          I don't feel I've compromised anywhere to get to that team. Salah and Mane are posting the best stats, playing for the best team as midfielders but are basically strikers, and have a DGW with very little chance of rotation.

          Sure, Kelly could become Robbo and Salah/Mane could become Maddison/Richarlison, but there's so much more potential owning both Salah and Mane, IMO.

      • Colby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Callum Wilson:
        I’m SO tempted to bring him back into my squad. Those fixtures look amazing and they hammered Luton in the Cup. Surely they can turn a corner with the upcoming fixtures and find their form again?

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

          3 shots in the last 6 game weeks or something like that.
          Im keeping any eye on him though 😛

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

          please no---form more than fixtures

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

            Callum is a very streaky player, if he gets one goal he starts to build confidence, waiting for that form before I make any decisions

        3. st4rty
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          If he does well v Watford, I may well do Jimmy > him next week.

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

          Could be great if you time it right and he finds some form.

          1. Colby
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            All good points and thank you. Yeah he has been inconsistent but the upside is huge with him too. Eddie’s too good a manager to see them fighting a relegation battle - I really see an upturn in form and Wilson coming to the fore again.

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

          Have you read the stats? I’ve never seen stats this bad.

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

          Awful shout. Bournemouth are woefully out of form and have the lowest xG in the league at the moment.

          Ings, DCL, Maupay, Abraham, Vardy all better picks.

          I'd rather go 3-5-2 and invest Wilson's price tag into someone like Richarlison/Martial instead.

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

        Hi All,

        2 FT's, 0.4 ITB

        Pope / Button
        TAA / Robboo / Soy / Lund / Kelly
        Salah / KdB / Alli / Grealish / Cantwell
        Vardy / Ings / Pukki

        Thinking Alli/Pukki to Richarlison/Maupay or Martial/DCL.

        Any thoughts?

      • Sloane426
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Have Mane + TAA currently
          (A) Robertson + De Bruyne
          (B) 5.2m Def + Salah

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

            A for sure.

        • Michelle Davin
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Heaton & aurier
          Button & sidibe?
          A)yes
          B)No

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

            What’s the question again?

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

            Aurier to Sidibe for sure.

            I assume Heaton is your second keeper? If so, I would consider a different 4.0 keeper as Button could drop to 3.9 in next week or two.

        • Coys96
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Kane to ______ (two week punt)

          1. Aubameyang (cry, SHU)
          2. Jimenez (NEW, sou)

          Price irrelevant

          1. st4rty
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Jim.

        • st4rty
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Is anybody going Firmino in their LIV 3? I'm tempted, seems somewhat of a differential.

          1. Coys96
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            A huge risk but could pay off

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

            Not at all.

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

            No spot

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

            Been disappointed by him too many times in my life

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

            Not for me. I would prefer either of TAA/Robbo as my 3rd Liverpool player.

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

            3 returns in the last 12. No thanks.

        • Dele
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Now tell me am I G2G? I've got £2.5ITB anything worth a hit?

          Pope,
          TAA, VVD, Lundstram
          Salah, KDB, Maddison, Traore
          Vardy(c), Rashford, Ings

          Button, Dunk, Kiko, Dendocker

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

            Nope

        • pelle9
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Will the Carabo Cup final be played GW 28 ?

          Thanks guys.

        • kuzser
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Who to play this week guys?
          1ft.
          1) Alli
          2) Grealish
          3) None, do Alli->Martial/Richarlison. then getting Salah for dgw24 will be for -4 or Robbo for free.

          Ramsdale
          Taa Soy Lundstram
          Mane Kdb Maddison Grealish
          Vardy Ings Jimenez

          Alli Rico Kelly

        • NorMina
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I have TAA and Mane
          which player should be the third for the double gw

          A) Firmino
          B) Robbo

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

            Salah

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

              B ( excuse the troll )

          2. Arse Craic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Firmino - if you don't want to follow the sheep

        • RustyBz
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Howdy do. Alli out for

          A) Maddison
          B) Richarlison

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

            So close. I was waiting for Rich to score last game to confirm my bias. He did indeed score but I’m still leaning towards Mads

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

            A

          3. RustyBz
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Merci fellas

        • bigdip
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          GTG? Starting DCL over Grealish look fine?

          (Tripling up pool as I plan to do Aurier & KDB to Gomez and Mane in 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. Zico Senna
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            I’d be hesitant about losing KDB, and Gomez’s place could go at any second

          2. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            I wouldn’t have two Everton...Aurier to Leicester DEF?

        • rnrd
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Sidibé or DCL in your opinion ?

        • Strchld
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Have 2FT. Planning to do Kane and Alli to Salah and Ings for free and team would look like:

          Pope
          TAA - Lundstram - Soy
          Salah - Mane - KdB - Maddison - Grealish
          Vardy - Ings
          (Button - Kiko - Greenwood - Kelly)

          Good to go, right? Next week Pope to Ryan/Fabianski

          1. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Do it

        • Danno - Emre Canada
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Morning all, I’m truly stuck. Got some options mind. Will be looking into obviously getting Liverpool attacking options. And got some benching issues.
          But definitely need some help for this GW. I have 2fts and 0.8 ITB. My priority is Gazzaniga our for Ryan or Fab. But who do I bench this week, Alli perhaps? Do I play Otamendi after he played last night. Is Sterling a viable choice after playing 90mims last night and also not very well. Not sure how I got in this no KDB and Liverpool pickle. Any suggestions most welcome, cheers all.

          1. rnrd
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Sterling is my differential C this WE

            1. Danno - Emre Canada
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Yeah I’m thinking this, do you think he will start? Or we just have no idea?

          2. Danno - Emre Canada
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            I have not even posted my team, what a numnut.

            McG - Gazzaniga
            Soyuncu - TAA - Otamendi - Lundstram - Aurier

            Maddison - Sterling - Martial - Alli - Traore

            Vardy - Rashford- Abraham

        • Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          2FT and no real fires to fight this GW...best DEF for 4.4m or less as bench fodder? (Have Kelly, Lund and TAA)

          A Reid (3.9)
          B Stephens (Saints)
          C Kiki
          D Holgate

          Captain
          1 KDB
          2 Salah
          3 Vardy

          1. subhojit123
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            D 3

          2. Igzie08
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            D2

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

            B 2

        • tbhogal
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Who is the best replacement for Pope guys?

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

            Ramsdale for this week at least.

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

            Allison

        • Dare Do The Punt
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Who is more likely to start the next two games?

          A) Willian

          B) Mount

        • S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Team in good shape and 2FTs to burn. Might treat myself and have a premium gk first time in ages.

          Leno or Schmeichel it IS.

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

            Schmeichel sounds lovely. Happy new year.

            1. S.Kuqi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Happy new year too Rupert

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

            Get Leno. Great option

        • subhojit123
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Which team is better to own on WC -
          A

          ryan
          taa soy lund BADLOCK BWILLIAMS
          mane salah kdb MADDISON HAYDEN
          vardy DCL maupay

          B

          ryan
          taa soy lund EVANS HOLGATE
          mane salah kdb GREALISH LUIZ
          vardy INGS maupay

          1. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            B IMO

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

            B, ryan out!

            1. subhojit123
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              For whom?

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

            B by a mile

            1. subhojit123
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Thanks guys

        • thomashl
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Y/N:
          Alli -> Maddison?

          Pope
          TAA Soy Sidibe
          Mane KdB Grealish Alli
          Vardy(c) Rash Ings
          (Button - Lundstram Cantwell Kelly) 0.4itb

          1. S.Kuqi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Yes. Good move

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

              Cheers mate!

        • Chelsea91
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          How was this?Good to go?

          Allison
          Taa,Lund,Soy
          Mane(c),Traore,Kdb,Mahrez
          Vardy,Ings,Rash

          Button Cantwell hanley reid

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

            Needs Salah and ditch Mahrez

            1. Chelsea91
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 16 days ago

              set mate

              Hendo
              Taa,Carthcart,Soy
              Mane,Salah,Kdb,Grealish
              Vardy,Ings,Dcl

              Button Montoya hayden hanley

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

                G2G

        • BigBillyBass
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          On WC:

          A) Pogba
          B) Sissoko

          1. subhojit123
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            None IMO

          2. Igzie08
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            pass

            1. Igzie08
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Sissoko is out for months i think

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

            Ewww

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

            C) Colback

        • Igzie08
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Soy Lund Digne Kelly Simpson

          Looking at getting TAA in.

          A) Simpson -> TAA? (-4)
          B) Wait till next week for free

        • gooner_112233445566
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Who to captain?

          A) salah
          B) mane
          C) kdb

          1. Igzie08
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Going for Salah but Abraham is tempting me

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

            Perhaps meaningless but Mane has been more consistent away than Mo.

            Going for the obvious Vardy - have all 3 of the above

        • Fernando Torres
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Ryan
          TAA Soy Lund
          Maddison KdB Mane Salah
          Vardy(c) Jimenez Abraham

          Subs: Button/Rico/Kelly/Dendoncker

          This team ok?

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

            Very nice

            (By which I mean of course my squad is close to identical - Martial for Tammy and no Soy)