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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. subhojit123
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Thanks a lot guys for Ur tips.i have locked my transfers.can u pls help me with if I got the bench order right -
    Ryan
    TAA Lundstrum Soy Holgate
    Salah mane KDB
    Vardy(C) ings DCL

    Bench - Evans grealish hayden

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Grealish over Soyuncu

      1. subhojit123
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Even against city?

  2. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    How can I get Traore in starting XI this week?
    Doesn’t feel right benching Sarr vs B’mouth

    Guaita
    TAA Soy Lund
    Salah kdb Richarlison Sarr
    Vardy Rashford Ings

    Button Traore Dunk Rico

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Let him be on bench, don't think he will do much anyway

    2. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I'd be tempted to start him over ings, odd as it sounds

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I know what you mean he has to stop scoring soon right
        Leicester have game tomorrow so may not be as fresh...

  3. Jullepuu
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Digne or Sidibe guys?

      1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Sidibe

        1. Jullepuu
            1 month, 12 days ago

            More chance of attacking returns?

            1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Yeah and BPs

              1. Jullepuu
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Cheers! I hope he is as nailed as Digne

        2. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Asked this earlier but new crowd on year now;

          Alli > Richarlison for the next 2GW's then bring Mane in as already have Salah.

          Got 2FT's so though i'd use one as punt for 2 weeks?

          Thoughts?

          1. the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            On here now lol

          2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            If no other issue, then yes

            1. the dom 1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Nothing pressing atm.

        3. TaiwanHC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          ‪After hours of tinkering, I’ve finally come up with a transfer plan for my team below. Currently 2 FTs and 0.1 ITB. ‬

          ‪GW22: Kelly —> 3.9‬
          ‪GW23: Rashford —> Ings‬
          ‪GW24: Dunk+Maddison+Jimenez —> 4.4+Mane+DCL (-4)‬

          Ramsdale
          TAA - Sidibe - Dunk - Lundstram - Kelly
          Salah - KDB - Maddison - Grealish - Dendoncker
          Rashford - Vardy - Jimenez

          ‪Your thoughts would be highly appreciated! ‬

          1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            You can do straight switch from Kevin to Mane instead of taking a -4 and getting rid of Maddison/Jimenez in the process.

            1. TaiwanHC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              I think that going without KDB is too risky.

              1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Kevin(shu, tot) ---> Mane(wol, whm, SOU) --- > Kevin (WHM)?

                1. TaiwanHC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  I got KDB for 9.6 so I've got way to much value locked up in him. Just can't get rid of him, but I like your thought process!

          2. Jullepuu
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Decent plan but you can get priced out easily. Also Dunk and Maddison are quality picks

            • ShaunGoater123
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              yeah looks good broadly but will need to be mindful of price rises. Mane & DCL may well both rise before 24

            • HMC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              All in on Mane seems detrimental. I prefer the 3 players you’re planning to lose for gw24

              1. TaiwanHC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                - Dunk has good fixtures, but could get Webster or even Ryan a couple of GWs later

                - Jimenez has LIV, mun, LEI over GW24-26 and I only have 0.1M locked up in him. DCL has NEW, wat, CRY, ars between GW24-27.

                - Maddison has WHU, CHE, wol, MCI over GW24-27, which are ok fixtures, but Mane is a much better player, has extremely high ownership and has wol+whu, SOU, nor, WHU, wat, BOU... between GW24-29.

                In what way is that detrimental?

                1. HMC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Well you did ask for our thoughts....sorry if my opinion is different to yours
                  You could well be right and seems like you’ve made up your mind anyway on these moves. Hope it works out

            • Cruyff's Eleven
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Will Ings, Mané and DCL (-4) outscore Rashford, Maddy, Dunk and Jiminez?

              Coupled with 2 permanently benched players....

              I'm not sure this is what I would do.

          3. Oooo Matron
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Two FTs, A, B or C?

            A) Kelly & Alli to Robertson & Grealish
            B) Kelly & Alli to Sidibe & Richarlison
            C) Guaita & Alli to Pickford & Mahrez

            Current team:

            Guaita
            TAA Soyuncu Lundstrom
            Mane KDB Maddison Alli
            Rashford Vardy Abraham

            1. Oooo Matron
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Subs are Kelly, Rico & Traore

            2. the dom 1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Like B

            3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              A

            4. Soto Ayam
                1 month, 12 days ago

                A

            5. balint84
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              1) Robertson+Jimenez
              or
              2) Jimenez+Ings

              1. Stimps
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                So basically, Robertson or Ings lol

                I'd go Robertson if it means 3rd pool

                1. balint84
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  have Mane+Salah
                  not the same, because of the different line-up, playing with 2 or 3 forwards

            6. King Kohli
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Anyone considering shipping Lundstram after this week?

              1. the dom 1
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Nope just benching him for 2GW's, too much value tied up in him now!

              2. lilmessipran
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                No chance..the next 2 after this are tough then a bunch of easy fixtures for an oop defender that also keeps cleanies

              3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Their fixtures are about to get better again.

              4. pingissimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 12 days ago

                If you held him for City Pool why on earth ship him now? Fear of Arsenal 🙂 ?

              5. Jullepuu
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  No way. TAA, Soy and an Everton def will do just fine

                • Make Arrows Green Again
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  See my rather rudimentary analysis below!

              6. Winter_is_coming
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Final piece of a team: Martial or Richarlison? (Own both Rashford and DCL)

                1. the dom 1
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Utd v NOR umm if Martial is fit i'd go with him but then again I am going with Rich myself

                  1. Winter_is_coming
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    But yesterday Martial even play some minutes, so, he is fit?
                    Also think about David Silva punt

                2. Jullepuu
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Rich has better fixtures for the next 5 so him

                  • HMC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Wouldn’t go double Everton attack
                    If you’re happy with dcl then look at other options like Sarr

                3. Lignja
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  For gw 24

                  A. Son, Rashford to Salah, Ings
                  B. Son, Abraham to Salah, Ayew
                  C. Rico, Rashford to Robertson, Ings
                  D. Rico, Abraham to Robertson, Ayew
                  E. Rashford to Firmino

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

                  Martin, Rico, Dendoker, Kelly

                  1. Jullepuu
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      A but you probably need to get rid of Abraham soon as well

                    • Geordie19
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      A

                  2. Geordie19
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Please advise....What’s the priority..1ft left

                    A)Take Alli out > Sarr, Maddison, Dilva
                    B) bench Alli and start Lundstram
                    C) Pope out (but not priority as I expect save points)

                    Long term plan is to take Alli and Martial out maybe next week for Liverpool treble up. Could do it gw23 for -4 or wait till gw24 for free. Thank you!!

                    1. Lignja
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Alii to Silva

                    2. balint84
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Dilva or Maddison

                    3. pingissimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Maddison first from Alli. Like Dilva a lot and may switch Martial for him myself - but probs next week

                  3. toca
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Which one you prefer to play,
                      Tammy vs Burnley or DCL vs Brighton?

                      1. the dom 1
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        DCL v BHA

                      2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Abraham

                        1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          Dominic actually

                          1. toca
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              🙂

                        2. GoonerByron
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          Tammy

                        3. Gudjohnsen
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          Abraham

                      3. Make Arrows Green Again
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        This has been done almost to death but let's look at Lundstram as a godlike FPL asset this season.

                        4.0 should buy you an unlikely starter in a a bad side or possibly an impossible starter in a better one.

                        then
                        +0.5 for playing
                        +0.5 for playing for a team with a strong defence which keeps clean sheets
                        +0.5 for playing for said team in midfield
                        +0.5 for playing in such an advanced role in said midfield
                        +0.5 for making the most of this advanced role and scoring and creating goals.

                        Legend. Will we ever see his like again?

                        If you got him for any price, even for 5.2m, he is good value.

                        1. Herman Toothrot
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          Yes. Next season.

                          A 4.0 striker accidentally classed as a defender for Leeds. 40 goals.

                        2. GoonerByron
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          Someone always seems to come up each season to varying success..!

                          None will ever match Lundstram though I doubt, he's blown AWB last season out of the water 😀

                        3. markloe
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          If there is it'll probably be from a promoted team again.

                          Less glamourous but hoping for Dendoncker as a £4.5m Wolves defender if he carries on playing back there.

                      4. Almathkourq8
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          Why is everyone transferring Alli out to Rich/Maddison?

                          1. Geordie19
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 12 days ago

                            Alli bad form and spurs in general: Everton good form, Maddison: even returns

                            1. Almathkourq8
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                Thanks

                          2. rizla86
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 12 days ago

                            Who would you start out of these three?

                            1. Cantwell vs Utd (away)
                            2. Soyuncu vs Southampton (home)
                            3. Baldock vs West Ham (home)

                            Current team:
                            Pope
                            TAA-Lund-Soy
                            Mane-Cantwell-Sterling-KDB
                            DCL-Vardy-Ings

                            1. Geordie19
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              After lastnight probably A) but for a guaranteed starter, Soyunco

                              1. Almathkourq8
                                  1 month, 12 days ago

                                  3

                            2. Athletic Nasherbo
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              New Wildcard draft. Thoughts?

                              Fabianski
                              TAA Lundstram Holgate
                              Salah Mane Maddison Snodgrass
                              Aguero(C) Vardy DCL

                              McCarthy Cantwell Webster Hanley

                              1. Geordie19
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                Very good. Only consideration is whether Aguero will start. 50/50 as he didn’t play lastnight. But I think he will

                                1. Athletic Nasherbo
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 12 days ago

                                  If he does it could be gold.

                              2. pingissimus
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                Doubting Snoddy myself.

                                Fab may be good for save points but that must be one of the least appetising dgws ever.

                                Tempted by Sarr as a punt?

                                1. Athletic Nasherbo
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 12 days ago

                                  Yes prefer Fornals over Snoddy.

                                  I like Sarr a lot just seems to do better at home.

                              3. balint84
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                I wouldn't buy Everton defender nor West ham player

                            3. pingissimus
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              Where does Son fit into Spurs team for next 4-5/RC? Up top? Or is Moura Alli favourite for that gig?

                            4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              Alli > Rich FT to give below for this week?

                              Hendo
                              VVD, TAA, Robbo, Lundy
                              KDB, Rich, Martial, Maddo
                              Vardy(c), Rash
                              (Flappy, Ings, DougLuiz, Reid)

                              Could go Ings > Jimmy either & maybe bench Alli...

                              1. pingissimus
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                That’s a really fun side.

                                Jim would be a priority for me. But really the optimal front line is Vardy Ings Jim. Wouldn’t sell Ings - though I did of course 🙂

                                Dilva tempt you? There’s goals in that City side.

                              2. wulfranian
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                Yes for me.

                              3. denial
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                I was all up for that Alli to Rich move and then Everton looked dreadful in the cup.

                              4. The Big Fella
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                I'd ship Rashford over Ings

                              5. CONNERS
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                Wow, triple pool defence, I like it.

                              6. HMC
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                Does this mean you’re gonna give Trent armband for gw24?

                            5. Oh Maddison
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              How would you guys finance to get Salah and tripleup on the Liv ahead of their double and good fixtures?

                              Rams
                              TAA / Soy / Lord / Kelly / Rico
                              Mane / KDB / Madders / Alli / Donk
                              Vardy / Rash / Tammy

                              any help appreciated!

                              2FTs
                              0.2 itb

                              1. Cruyff's Eleven
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                I wouldn't.

                                Kelly - Rashford to Robbo - DCL.

                                1. Cruyff's Eleven
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 12 days ago

                                  Throw in Alli to Grealish for good measure?

                              2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                                • 6 Years
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                Abraham to Greenwood, Alli to Salah

                            6. denial
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              Really torn on whether to do Abraham out for Jimmy FT this week or wait?

                              1. wulfranian
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                Hold

                            7. st4rty
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              What do you prefer:

                              A) Robbo, Sidibé, Jimmy & Madders

                              OR

                              B) Soy, Salah, DCL & Hanley (Hanley being a fodder).

                              1. st4rty
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                A would essentially mean double LIV defence for DGW and B vice versa with double attack.

                              2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                                • 6 Years
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                A

                            8. rozzo
                              • 6 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              Pope Button
                              TAA Lundstram Kelly Rico Elmo
                              Mane KDB Martial Maddison Cantwell
                              Vardy Abraham Ings

                              2ft
                              3.2 itb

                              So I think I am going Robbo over Salah for my third Liverpool spot.

                              My team is a bit weak in defence.

                              I could swap Abraham to DLC or switch to 352 and swap Martial to Salah but that wouldnt leave much to upgrage the third defender spot.

                              Do I get Robbo now or go for Soy/Sibide in the meantime?

                              Thanks

                              1. wulfranian
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                I think you should sell Pope and roll the second transfer.

                            9. EL tridente
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              Bench 1:
                              A) Lundstram
                              B) Van Dijk
                              C) Soyuncu
                              D) Traore
                              E) Maupay

                              1. Arse Craic
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                Maupay

                            10. The Big Fella
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              Grealish or Alli? City defence is shite plsu 2-3 nice games after that and Spurs in freefall and Alli not doing it but Villa not a high scoring team and Alli does well when Kane doesn't play.

                            11. ShaunGoater123
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              Best 5.6m or under midfielder to replace Grealish this week in order to fund Salah & TAA over the next two weeks.

                              Note will be my 4th Midfilelder for at least 3 weeks before possibly downgrading rashford and upgrading midfielder.

                            12. Arteta
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              Before yesterday's match I even considered captaining Sterling but now I'm thinking about buying Salah sooner than planned.

                            13. Disturbed
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              Rashford Richarlison > mane dcl for free next gw?

                              1. the dom 1
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                moves I'm thinking of doing next gw too

                            14. Pep Roulette
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              Punt on Solanke?

                              1. st4rty
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                I've seen some shouts in my time...

                              2. HMC
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                Would prefer Lingard

                            15. All about the galacticos
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              Who to play?

                              A) Soyuncu
                              B) Alli

                              1. wulfranian
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                b

                            16. BigBillyBass
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              Play Adama or Grealish?