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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. anish10
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    A) Mane vs Aurier
    or
    B) Salah vs Vertonghen

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

      vs? I don't understand the question!

      1. No Professionals
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        He is asking who will get more joy against their respective defender

        1. No Professionals
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Probably mane

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

          Hmm, weird question. Not as if it's a constant one on one battle. Is this to transfer in or captain etc. too

          But yes, if that is the question ... I'd say Mane too. The more relevant question is who gets more FPL point this week, that's a harder question to answer.

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

      Would stay away from Spurs defence

  2. Optic1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    What's good all? I've gotten my team in a position where I genuinely can't see a way of improving it (or not for this week anyway). Take a look and let me know what you think. 2ft and 0.2itb).

    Ryan
    TAA Soyuncu Lundstram
    Mane Salah Grealish Maddison
    Vardy Rashford Abraham

    Button Cantwell Rico Kelly

    Might just have to burn the ft this week and look at shifting either Rashford or Abraham next week.

    Cheers all

    1. The Big Fella
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      You have Rashford and Abraham and can't see a way to improve it?

      1. Optic1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        This week.

        Abraham v Burnley (h)
        Rashford v Norwich (h)

        1. The Big Fella
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I'd rather have cheaper strikers and have KDB. Both Chelsea and United are struggling at the moment

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

      Would worry me not having KDB, though it depends how often Pep plays him as AM I suppose.

      1. Optic1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Can do Rashford and Maddison > DCL and KDB with money to spare but would struggle to let Maddison go.

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

          I'd prefer Maupay over DCL I think. I can understand reluctance to lose Madd but I think KDB is worth it.

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

      Grealish Bad fixtures.
      Tammy Bad form.
      Kelly bad fixtures.
      Cantwell rotation.

      There’s 4 to change.

      1. Optic1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Grealish has pretty nice fixtures after this week I think.

        Won't be playing Kelly for a bit anyway and then the fixtures become nice and for the 4.1 I got him for I'd struggle to replace for any advantage.

        Abraham and Rashford defo on the hit list and Jimi/DCL are on my mind.

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

      Get Jim in

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

      Maybe just Rico to Holgate.

    6. Whats the Huth
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Can see lots of changes needed

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

    Is there a defender worth getting in the 4.7/8 range from next week?

    Have Ryan TAA Lund and would be upgrading one of Kelly Rico Kiko.

    Best I can see is Dunk but that double up doesn’t work for me.

    Ogbonna??

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

      O'Connell, Holgate

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

      Holgate for sure

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

      Maybe Holgate

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

      I'd consider Bernardo too

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

      Thanks all

      Holgate has escaped my attention - he looks the obvious call I guess.

      Still monitoring Ogbonna though. Can see Moyes tightening that defence.

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

    Cantwell or Grealish to start?

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

      Grealish starts.
      Cantwell might not.

  5. JoeSoap
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    What would be your preference?

    A. Pope>Henderson (would mean having to get VVD/Gomez instead of Robbo)
    B. Do one of transfers below to get Robbo (which one as all have decent fixtures this week)
    C. Aurier>Gomez (will avoid taking a hit for GW24)
    D. Other (2FTs & 0.9)

    Over next few weeks planning on Rash/Aurier/Jimmy/Lundy or Soyu to Ings/TAA/DCL/Robbo (only 0.1/0.2 to spare)

    Pope
    Rico, Soyu, Lundy
    Maddy, KDB, Martial, Salah
    Vardy, Jimmy, Rash
    Gazza, Kelly, Dendo, Aurier

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

      Aurier to Holgate and save the other ft

      1. JoeSoap
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Thanks. Could upgrade Kelly or Rico to Holgate.

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

    How is this team looking for the next few gameweeks?

    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?

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

      You’re a Liverpool short if you’re looking ahead. Any plans?

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

        1.7 itb to upgrade a defender if needed. Or do a double transfer with Abraham + Traore to whoever is looking good. But to be honest I am not too worried about gw24, so many things can happen before that

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

      Looks decent. Sheff Utd two tight fixtures after this week.

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

    Ryan Button
    TAA Gomez Söy Lund Rico
    Salah KDB Maddison Martial Cantwell
    Vardy Rashford Ings
    2ft. 0.1 itb.
    Move Rico or anything else?

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

      Maybe Cantwell to a 4.4?

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

      Move Rico to Holgate

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

      Maybe sell Gomez, now that Matip is back and free up funds for KDB to Mane in 24?

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

    Jesus + Alli -> DCL + Salah for free?

    Or Jesus -> Ings/Jiminez and then get Salah in GW24?

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

      Why sell Jesus against AVilla?

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

        Not forced to start

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

    Play 1 this week:

    A) Grealish
    B) Traore

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

      I am playing Traore this week. Grealish has a game tonight and a bad fixture this week, whereas Newcastle at home looks tasty

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

      b

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

      Traore

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

      B

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

      Cheers all

  10. Arteta
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Crystal Palace missing so many of their crucial players. Arsenal to run riot and score more than 3?

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

      Just checked past results and they only conceded more than 2 once this season. Guaita has been saving their asses for a while now...

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

      I wouldnt be suprised if they keep a cs. Fixture congestion is over and inspite of injuries they have good defensive line.

    3. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      With a name like that it looks more like wishful thinking on your behalf! 🙂

  11. aborg
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Richarlison or Maddison for the next 4 GW’s ?

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

      I have I have both

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

        And who would you play if you had to choose one ?

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

      Maddison

  12. Sensible Scouter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Is anyone considering Arsenal assets now Arteta is in and we've seen a couple of games? There's definitely been an improvement, but is it too early to be sure?

    On the plus side:
    - the performances have been good, first half against Leeds aside, and Arteta was clear with the players and the media about that.
    - they can't be worse (surely?!)
    The negative:
    - Arteta is unproven
    - Chelsea, and Man U haven't been on the best form lately, and Leeds are 'only' a championship side.
    - it's still early days.

    I still have Alli in my side and am tempted to switch to Pepe or Ozil

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

      Only Auba or Kola for me.

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

      Keep Alli, he'll score more than both Pepe and Ozil. Auba is the only offensive Gunners player I'd consider

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

    Martial or Richarlison? Already got Maddison

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

      Richarlison

  14. Klein
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Just when my wanna sell player (fredricks) starts to look good is red flagged. Dammit!!

  15. Sensible Scouter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Is anyone considering Arsenal assets now Arteta is in and we've seen a couple of games? There's definitely been an improvement, but is it too early to be sure?

    On the plus side:
    - the performances have been good, first half against Leeds aside, and Arteta was clear with the players and the media about that.
    - they can't be worse (surely?!)
    The negative:
    - Arteta is unproven
    - Chelsea, and Man U haven't been on the best form lately, and Leeds are 'only' a championship side.
    - it's still early days.

    I still have Alli in my side and am tempted to switch to Pepe (probably due to his high transfer fee!) or Ozil (previous pedigree, and the right noises about his improvement coming or of the camp). Auba is another, but his higher price makes him harder to get in.

    As an arsenal fan I'm sure I'm not the best judge here, so would like some more opinions.

    Anyone else considering, already made the jump out holding off for now? (And why?!)