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What Warren Buffett can teach us about Fantasy Premier League

In his latest Pro Pundits column, former Fantasy Premier League champion Simon March asks what FPL managers can learn from the ‘Oracle of Omaha’.


Warren Buffett is considered by many to be the world’s greatest living investor with a net worth of over $89.9bn. Unfortunately for Warren, he’s never played Fantasy Premier League and so he’s never really understood the true meaning of success nor has he experienced the thrill of winning tickets to two Premier League matches of his choice.

However, I do think there’s a lot that we Fantasy managers can learn from the ‘Oracle of Omaha’ and so this article will look at how elements of Buffett’s investment strategy may be applied to FPL.

Value Investing

Warren Buffett largely adopts a ‘value investing’ strategy which essentially means he aims to identify undervalued stock, according to certain criteria, invest in them and then wait for the market to correct itself, thus yielding a profit.

Because the mechanics of the FPL player price system reflect the stock market with investment in both types of asset increasing their price, an obvious application of a value investing strategy would be to identify and buy underpriced players and wait for other Fantasy managers to catch on and buy them too, thus raising their price and allowing you to profit through increased team value. 

For example, you could easily argue that the likes of Man City’s Kevin De Bruyne (£10.6m), Sheffield United’s John Lundstram (£5.1m) and Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham (£7.8m) were all underpriced at the beginning of the season and all for varying reasons. These include a return from a long injury for De Bruyne, a misallocated defender classification for Lundstram and the expectation that Abraham would be a supporting rather than starting striker. Their performances have attracted investment thus going some way to correcting their underpricing and, therefore, those managers that identified this investing opportunity early on would have yielded a substantial profit.

Of course, while a high team value can help, it is points that ultimately count in FPL and, while the two often follow each other, value investing of this type won’t necessarily win you your mini-leagues.

However, you can also look at value investing in relation to points by seeking contextual value opportunities. For example, Brighton’s Mathew Ryan (£4.8m), Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah (£12.3m) and Everton’s Lucas Digne (£5.7m) are all probably priced correctly (some might even be overpriced) with respect to the overall season but you could also argue that they are all ‘underpriced’ within the context of their next five to six fixtures given that these are largely favourable for all three and include a Double Gameweek for Salah. 

Alternatively, two players may be accurately priced individually but offer a strong rotation, allowing them to be played only in favourable fixtures. Budget players with only good fixtures may offer comparable value to set-and-forget premium assets with more varied fixture difficulty.

There will be many other opportunities for contextual value and so, since much of FPL is about making the most of a finite budget, accurately timing and executing a value-led strategy of this type can create a big advantage.

Long-Term Investment

In some respects, the opposite of ‘value investing’ is ‘momentum investing’ which involves acquiring assets currently increasing in price in the hope that they will continue to grow in the (typically near) future. In FPL, ‘momentum’ would be the equivalent of a ‘bandwagon’; players who suddenly become popular and attract explosive levels of investment.

Buffett famously eschews momentum investing, preferring instead to carefully pick his stocks based on solid, fundamental business criteria and then hold them for as long as is profitable. He is quoted as saying: “Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for ten years.” This means that Buffett will miss out on the fast profits that come with certain investment bubbles but he will also not be left high and dry when they burst. Instead, Buffett’s success comes from achieving relatively modest but consistent returns, compounded over decades of investment.

Obviously, FPL and financial investments occur over very different timeframes and it’s probably not the best strategy to just stick with your Gameweek 1 team for the entire season (then again…) but, again, there are lessons to be learnt here.

Firstly, it is the importance of understanding and identifying what are the ‘fundamentals’ in good FPL players. As with investing, everyone will have their own interpretation of this but, for me, the fundamentals I look at include; how good a team the player plays in, the significance of their role in that team, how nailed on they are and whether or not they are on set pieces. I tend to add variables such as fixture difficulty and some statistical information on top of those, but these are the basics that I look at first. Current players who have, I think, extraordinarily strong fundamentals in this respect include De Bruyne, Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m) and Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) and I always look for these types of players at the beginning of the season and when wildcarding.

As per Buffett, I also try and pick only players that I would be happy to have in my team for the whole season if I were to be hit by that proverbial bus. This isn’t, I stress, with any expectation that I will actually keep this player for the whole season, it just means that, if I have bigger fires to fight in my squad I will, at worst, be left holding on to a fundamentally sound player. I find this helps me avoid hits and, while it inevitably means that I miss out on some bandwagon points, I, like Buffett, get to miss out on the bandwagon busts as well.

Diversification

Diversification is a classic business school concept which suggests that investing in too few companies or industries is dangerous given the potential of a collapse or industry-wide downturn and, therefore, it is better to diversify investments and ‘spread the risk.’ This concept is applied all the time in FPL when we consider doubling or tripling up on players from a certain team.

Given the prevalence of this concept, it is maybe surprising therefore to hear that Buffett rejects it almost entirely stating that: “Diversification is protection against ignorance. It makes little sense if you know what you’re doing.” In FPL, it must be said, diversification can also offer protection against rotation, fixture difficult and dips in team form, however, following Buffett in rejecting it may also have its own benefits.

For example, I don’t think it’s entirely a coincidence that I won FPL in a year where my real-world team won the Premier League as it meant that there was a selection of really strong FPL assets available in a squad that I, as a long-term fan, understood really well. While I didn’t have any inside information as such, I felt I knew the players, the manager, the system, which types of teams they tended to do well or struggle against and so on. I tripled-up on players from this team almost the entire season and it seemed to pay off.

These circumstances, of course, were pretty lucky for me and I’ve no doubt they helped me to make better FPL decisions that season. In fact, looking at some of the other former winners’ winning seasons, it seems that many of their real-world teams also performed well.

So perhaps it’s true that, if you know your chosen subject well enough, diversification for the sake of diversification is unnecessary, perhaps even detrimental. It’s undoubtedly easier to know your stuff if you’re focusing on fewer clubs and, if you are a particular aficionado of a team or several teams, you might gain more of an advantage from concentrating your efforts and player selection on what you know best than you would from ‘spreading the risk’ across lots of sides.  

Summary

In summary, I believe that value-investing, a long-term mindset and focus rather than diversification, all principles that have helped Warren Buffett becomes the fourth-richest man in the world, may all also have benefits if applied to FPL.

Considering this, it’s a shame that Buffett has never tried his hand at FPL preferring, apparently, to play the card game bridge which, I understand he’s also pretty good at. Then again, since I think he’d be pretty good at FPL too, maybe Bridge’s gain isn’t entirely our loss…


Simon March is a member of our Pro Pundits initiative, a team of Fantasy managers here to bring you regular advice and updates on their teams. Simon won the FPL title in 2014/15 and has become a fixture on the punditry circuit ever since.

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1,817 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Zlatanzo
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Alli + Kelly --> Sarr + Robbo... sensible moves this week for free?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Who plays instead of Kelly if keeping? Would want a Robbo haul.

        1. Zlatanzo
            4 months, 21 days ago

            Soy or Rico. Attacking threat or Robbo outweighs their CS potential you'd think?

            1. Bobby Digital
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 21 days ago

              Soy and Rico are good picks this week...

              1. Zlatanzo
                  4 months, 21 days ago

                  Guess I could just do the Alli to Sarr move this week then

              2. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 10 Years
                4 months, 21 days ago

                Guess the points in next 2 will tell the story if he comes in 24 regardless.

        2. iL PiStOlErO
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 21 days ago

          GTG?

          Ramsdale
          TAA Soy Lund
          Salah KdB Alli Grealish
          Vardy Rash(C) Maupay

          Martin Dendo Dunk Kelly

          1,3 itb, 1ft

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            Yup.. Gtg

        3. The SK
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Which one would you bench out of these?
          A) Moura (LIV)
          B) Grealish (MCI)
          C) Soyuncu (LEI)

          1. The SK
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            C) should be (SOU)

          2. Bobby Digital
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            A or C... Cointoss

          3. Bobby Digital
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            A or B I mean

          4. GoonSquad
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            A

        4. Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          After all the deliberation, i’ve narrowed it down to 2 definite captain choices who i want to go with.

          KDB Vs Mane

          Can’t for the life of me choose which one.

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            KDB out of those

            1. Zico Senna
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 21 days ago

              Cheers mate, it’s on him at the moment then.

          2. Zlatanzo
              4 months, 21 days ago

              Assuming KDB doesn't play deep it has to be him

              1. Zico Senna
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 21 days ago

                For sure. Isn’t it Rodri’s job to cover CDM though? KDB is relied on so heavily, surely he’d be much more useful further up in the Villa game. It was only last GW that he sat back a fair bit, others he’s been right up there.

                1. Cruyff's Eleven
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 21 days ago

                  You sure he's even playing?

                  1. Zico Senna
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 21 days ago

                    Of course, why wouldn’t he? No KDB, no win

                2. Yank Revolution
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 21 days ago

                  Im going Mane!

                  1. Zico Senna
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 21 days ago

                    Nice choice. Mane feels the more exciting option, i may yet still go with him for cap

          3. BNMC
              4 months, 21 days ago

              I'm so tempted by Jimenez(C) but I don't feel like this is a good week to be differential.

              1. Bobby Digital
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 21 days ago

                Could be a good shout

              2. Zico Senna
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 21 days ago

                I’d say it is a good week to go differential, a lot of heads turned to Vardy when the game doesn’t look so good for him with the finer details.

            • Tube!!
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 21 days ago

              Why no "love" for Gomez on here??….32 pts last 5 games.

              1. BNMC
                  4 months, 21 days ago

                  I may go for him if I can't find a way to fit Robbo or VVD.

                • GreennRed
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 21 days ago

                  I'll get him. Cheap, hopefully the cleansheets he brings will continue with a few baps.

              2. Chelsea91
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 21 days ago

                Finalised WC

                Ryan
                Taa,Lund,Holgate,Soy
                Mane,Salah,Kdb,Martial
                Vardy,Ings

                Button Connoly hayden reid

                Good to go?

                1. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 21 days ago

                  Ugly bench you'll need in GW28.

                2. Bobby Digital
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 21 days ago

                  Looks like my non-WC team, like it.

              3. BNMC
                  4 months, 21 days ago

                  G2G? Correct bench?

                  Guaita
                  TAA Lundstram Sidibe
                  Mane KDB Alli Grealish
                  Vardy Jimenez DCL
                  (Soyuncu Cantwell Rico)

                  Last chance saloon for Alli. He'll be going out the door next week to help me get triple LIV.
                  Benching Soy is harsh but SOU have been good lately.

                  1. Albrightondknight
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 21 days ago

                    Looks good to go.
                    Think you play Grealish over Söyüncü despite the fixture.

                • bennyp
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 21 days ago

                  Pepe or Sterling as 2 week punt?

                  1. BNMC
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      I like Pepe. But I need more evidence that he'll be a consistent starter.

                  2. FPL ElasticO
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 21 days ago

                    Is this transfer worth doing for free??

                    Aurier >>> Robbo

                    1. waldo666
                      • 9 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      Absolutely.

                    2. the dom 1
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      for sheezy!

                  3. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 10 Years
                    4 months, 21 days ago

                    What to do with this bunch?

                    Pope* Button
                    TAA Soy Dunk Kelly Lund
                    Mane Salah KDB Trossard* Cantwell
                    Rashford Vardy Pukki*

                    2 FT, 0.3 in bank.

                    Thinking a -4 (Pope, Trossard + Pukki)

                    Rashford would be 50/50 next GW.

                    Best trio for 17.2m?

                    1. bigbudgie
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      Pukki > Ings/DCL and save? Or Pukki/Trossard > Ings/DCL and Traore?

                      1. TorresMagic™
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 10 Years
                        4 months, 21 days ago

                        Both sound decent. Sick of Ryan tbh. Next 4 are terrible.

                        1. zøphar
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          4 months, 21 days ago

                          Sick of Ryan? do you mean Pope?

                          1. TorresMagic™
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • Has Moderation Rights
                            • 10 Years
                            4 months, 21 days ago

                            Yeah Pope 😳
                            The usual suspects of Fab, Foster or Ryan to replace.

                    2. Magic Zico
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      Just Pukki Pope out ... DCL/Ings Ryan/Foster ... Trossard > Sarr if fancy for later

                      1. TorresMagic™
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 10 Years
                        4 months, 21 days ago

                        Can't get Ryan as would have 4 Brighton. Ings would mean 4.7 left for GK.

                        1. Magic Zico
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          4 months, 21 days ago

                          Damn Button!

                          1. TorresMagic™
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • Has Moderation Rights
                            • 10 Years
                            4 months, 21 days ago

                            Haha, not sure I'd want the triple Brighton defence.

                        2. Magic Zico
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          4 months, 21 days ago

                          Ryan Sarr DCL 16.9m

                    3. Hy liverpool
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      Pukki to DCL and one of trossard to grealish or pope to fab/Foster and then the other move next week.

                    4. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 10 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      Cheers all. -8 for the win 😆

                    5. Slitherene
                      • 2 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      Ryan, Grealish, DCL

                    6. SweepaKeepa
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      I would keep Trossard. Especially with Villa following week.

                      1. TorresMagic™
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 10 Years
                        4 months, 21 days ago

                        Hard to bench Cantwell vs BOU. No guarantee Trossard starts too.

                        1. SweepaKeepa
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          4 months, 21 days ago

                          True. Better get someone with a terrible fixture to save yourself the dilemma.

                  4. bigbudgie
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 21 days ago

                    Absolutely no idea what to do here, but don't want to make a transfer for the sake of a transfer.

                    2FT 0.1 ITB

                    Ryan
                    TAA Soy Lundstrum (Rico Kelly)
                    Salah KDB Maddison Mount (Dendonker)
                    Vardy Rashford Tammy

                    A) Mount > Traore
                    B) Maddison > Martial
                    C) Tammy > DCL or Maupay

                    The week after planning something like Tammy/Soy > DCL/Robbo for free

                    1. Zico Senna
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      I automatically thought of Mount to Traore before i read the options hehe. So A for me bud

                    2. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                      • 10 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      See if Maddison plays.
                      Mount out seems best with some great options that are cheaper.

                    3. Albrightondknight
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      Would you consider something like Rico to Holgate?

                      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                        • 3 Years
                        4 months, 21 days ago

                        This it is a good shout too

                      2. bigbudgie
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        4 months, 21 days ago

                        Cracking idea, can't afford it though.

                      3. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
                        • 6 Years
                        4 months, 21 days ago

                        Kelly to Holgate? Sounds like Kelly's time is limited and Everton have decent fixtures coming up plus Carlo.

                  5. Albrightondknight
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 21 days ago

                    Anyone agree that Greenwood might be the best player utd have. This is just based on the eye test from highlights of games I have seen and I think he deserves more starts.
                    Yes I own him and he is on the bench but thats not the point here.

                    1. Yank Revolution
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      He is good already and has potential to make a solid, long term impact in the league. He definitely passes the eye test for me as a guy who should be scoring well, consistently, fairly soon (next year or so).

                    2. Zico Senna
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      He certainly deserves more starts. Sorry state of affairs though pinning hopes on a lad as young as that, but Ole is too scared to give it a try.

                    3. GreennRed
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      Potentially very good. Too young to judge. Rashford was the next big thing when he started playing for United, only recently showing the form that some predicted.

                    4. Amey
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      We need a left footed, fast, RW IMO to creat the much needed balance in the attack. He has good left foot, but lacks serious pace.
                      So i don't see him breaking into the team yet. Certainly won't get striker spot atm

                  6. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 21 days ago

                    G2G?

                    Ryan(Button)
                    TAA Lundstram Soyuncu Sidibe (Rico)
                    Maddison Mane KDB Salah (Cantwell)
                    Ings Vardy(C) (Greenwood)

                    1. Albrightondknight
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      Yip. Nice team GL

                    2. Magic Zico
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      Yes good team

                  7. Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 21 days ago

                    Hate that Alli Drop !
                    Maddison injury means had to wait for the press conference to do the transfer.

                    1. Holmes
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      So sad, your team value is only 107.2 now! 😀

                      1. Amey
                        • 1 Year
                        4 months, 21 days ago

                        Ha ha
                        I am targeting Son in GW 24 my friend 😀

                        Bdw, D Silva is a good punt for next 3 isn't he ? Sarr another option

                        1. Holmes
                          • 6 Years
                          4 months, 21 days ago

                          Can you get Son now? Or you have some other plans with the cash?

                          1. Amey
                            • 1 Year
                            4 months, 21 days ago

                            With next 3 FT i am planning:

                            Alli Rashford Willian >>> 7.6m mid + Jimenez + Son (GW 24)

                            1. Amey
                              • 1 Year
                              4 months, 21 days ago

                              Question is who is the 7.6m midfielder ?
                              Can get Maddison too atm but will be neck to neck on ££ to get Sonny afterwards.

                              Maddison/Sarr/Dilva/Grealish all looking good options

                              1. Holmes
                                • 6 Years
                                4 months, 21 days ago

                                I guess you cant go wrong with any of them, probably won't be much difference. Play the fixtures in this case

                                1. Amey
                                  • 1 Year
                                  4 months, 21 days ago

                                  Yeah.
                                  Agree with that. Too much tinkering ....

                            2. Holmes
                              • 6 Years
                              4 months, 21 days ago

                              Ok, then Silva will probably do the job

                              Sorry to throw one more name since its a 3 week punt, you can consider Sigurdsson as well (BHA, whm, NEW)

                              1. Amey
                                • 1 Year
                                4 months, 21 days ago

                                Thanks.
                                Siggy playing # 10 or # 8 ??

                                1. Holmes
                                  • 6 Years
                                  4 months, 21 days ago

                                  Haven't seen them play recently but on paper, it looks like a #8

                                  1. Amey
                                    • 1 Year
                                    4 months, 21 days ago

                                    Thanks buddy. Checked his heatmaps, he's #8 IMO. Will pass that.
                                    Dilva or Sarr remaining in contention now. It's frustrating that Villa have City this GW. Would have gone for Grealish straight away

                                    1. Holmes
                                      • 6 Years
                                      4 months, 21 days ago

                                      Otamendi, Stones or Fernandinho should be piece of cake for Grealish 😀

                                      1. Amey
                                        • 1 Year
                                        4 months, 21 days ago

                                        They should be tbh. 😀

                                2. Netley Lucas
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  4 months, 21 days ago

                                  Read Grand Old Team, Siggy very much in the firing line. Avoid.

                                  1. Amey
                                    • 1 Year
                                    4 months, 21 days ago

                                    Thanks mate

                    2. Baravan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      Get a West Ham mid instead, from either Felipe or Fornales.

                      1. Amey
                        • 1 Year
                        4 months, 21 days ago

                        Do you think they will continue their form (bounce) ?

                        1. Baravan
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          4 months, 21 days ago

                          Yes at least for the next Two GWs I think, the fact thet Fornals came on in second half and got assist+goal in FA cup makes him a good prospect and he will start 100%

                          1. Amey
                            • 1 Year
                            4 months, 21 days ago

                            Thanks for the information mate.

                  8. Albrightondknight
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 21 days ago

                    What ye think of this lot? Gtg? I just put C on KDB over Jimenez - KDB has more explosive potential just hope he is not going to play too deep.

                    Guiata

                    TAA Lundstram Söyüncü

                    Salah Mane KDB (C) Maddison Traore

                    Vardy Jimenez (VC)

                    McGovern Greenwood Kelly Targett

                    1. Albrightondknight
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      One other question should I be looking to get Ings back into this team for Greenwood in 2-3 weeks when Traore fixtures turn , would need to downgrade Targett or some other defender to total fodder too to have enough cash.

                      1. Holmes
                        • 6 Years
                        4 months, 21 days ago

                        You can switch to 4-4-2 instead and upgrade Targett/Kelly to 2nd SHU defender like Baldock or Stevens.

                        1. Albrightondknight
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          4 months, 21 days ago

                          That’s something I had not considered and by gw25 the fixtures turn back for SHU again.
                          On the flip side there are so many option for a front 7 so I don’t know that I want to be limited to 6.

                        2. Albrightondknight
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          4 months, 21 days ago

                          Other fenders could be an option at a slightly higher price too as I have 1.0 ITB right now.

                    2. Baravan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      The captain idea is okay, but Maddison's start is questionable.

                      1. Albrightondknight
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        4 months, 21 days ago

                        Would you put Greenwood into start instead of Maddison for now - until we here more from a pressers. Friday evening start is annoying when waiting on news.

                        1. Baravan
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          4 months, 21 days ago

                          The problem is as long as I remember, Greenwood, Rashford, James and Martial have not started a game together, I am sure Rashford and Martial will start, so between James and Greenwood very difficult to say which one starts as they both did not played 90 mins vs Mancity

                          1. Albrightondknight
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            4 months, 21 days ago

                            Cheers

                  9. CoachRed
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 21 days ago

                    Alli to Mahrez?

                    Gotta take a hit though....

                    1. Baravan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      Nice punt for the next 2 GWs.

                    2. Amey
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      Hit makes it difficult.
                      I'm also thinking about D Silva atm

                    3. Do I Not Like That
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      I did it but not for a hit. Could pay off but who really knows...

                  10. Magic Zico
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 21 days ago

                    Ryan (Gazza)
                    TAA Lundstram Soyuncu (Rico Aurier)
                    Salah KDB Martial Traore Grealish
                    Vardy [C] Rashford (Maupay)

                    1FT 1.7ITB, which one?

                    A. Save FT, GTG
                    B. Maupay > Jimenez, bench Grealish
                    C. Aurier > Doherty, bench Grealish
                    D. Maupay > DCL, bench Grealish

                    1. Baravan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      Between C and D.
                      I would prefer C as Maupay has good fixtures, Aurier about to lose his place.

                    2. Do I Not Like That
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      I think C and captain Rash/Martial or KDB

                    3. MikeLowrey
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      I'd save. Team in good shape

                    4. GreennRed
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      A

                    5. Hy liverpool
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      A

                    6. Magic Zico
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      Ta lads! Seems good enough to save ...

                    7. Amey
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      If anything, you need to shave off some ££ from 8th attacker. Will need 2 FT for that. So A is good start to head in that direction

                  11. MikeLowrey
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 21 days ago

                    A) Pukki to DCL
                    B) Pukki to Jimenez
                    C) Alli to Maddo
                    D) Roll FT, bench Pukki, play Alli

                    Cheers

                    1. Baravan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      Better to wait until before the deadline, but would prefer A among those options

                    2. GreennRed
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      Alli to Grealish.

                    3. Holmes
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      A

                    4. Hy liverpool
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      I would start thinking to get rid of someone for a cheap 8th attacker to stop this benching headache everyweek

                      1. Amey
                        • 1 Year
                        4 months, 21 days ago

                        Agree with this

                      2. MikeLowrey
                        • 1 Year
                        4 months, 21 days ago

                        I've got Maupay already as a cheap attacker. I might roll and bench Pukki given he is potentially out this GW

                  12. Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 21 days ago

                    Who else with me on Mane © ??
                    Aurier on that wing makes me feel good about owning Robbo & Mane 😉

                    1. Baravan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      Remember he is due a blank

                      1. Amey
                        • 1 Year
                        4 months, 21 days ago

                        Had it in GW 18 😉

                        1. Baravan
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          4 months, 21 days ago

                          He never have had 5 returns in a row.

                          1. Amey
                            • 1 Year
                            4 months, 21 days ago

                            Wow.
                            Didn't know that

                          2. Zico Senna
                            • 8 Years
                            4 months, 21 days ago

                            He gets returns and could then say he’s never had 6 returns in a row, and so it continues 🙂

                            1. Baravan
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              4 months, 21 days ago

                              Very true, but always due a blank.

                              1. Amey
                                • 1 Year
                                4 months, 21 days ago

                                You may be right.

                              2. Zico Senna
                                • 8 Years
                                4 months, 21 days ago

                                Every player is i guess, but when ya flying, confidence high, every chance he does well. Fingers crossed

                            2. Baravan
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              4 months, 21 days ago

                              Though i dont like this idea, but it is a fact.

                      2. Ason Willa
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        4 months, 21 days ago

                        I think you don't understand how probability works

                    2. GreennRed
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      I'm expecting Mourinho to park the double decker as long as he can. Aurier won't be the only barrier to face plus a lot of gamesmanship and a bit of milling.

                      1. Amey
                        • 1 Year
                        4 months, 21 days ago

                        Sighh.
                        Boring Vardy then (?)

                        1. GreennRed
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          4 months, 21 days ago

                          Dunno. But can't see Mourinho being as naive as Rogers was against Pool. They didn't even start a fight 😉

                          1. Amey
                            • 1 Year
                            4 months, 21 days ago

                            Ha ha ha
                            I am actually looking forward to seeing mou's face after Pool thump them 😀
                            Day before yesterday, he complained about the weight of the new Football used in PL 😀
                            It's started you know

                    3. Zico Senna
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      Switching between Mane & KDB atm mate but a strong chance i can go with Mane, so consistent, loves big game goals, best team in the league, Spurs looking dire, there’s a lot to like about it.

                      1. Amey
                        • 1 Year
                        4 months, 21 days ago

                        Can get pumped by Vardy © as well tbh if Mane fails
                        But Southampton are playing so well recently so ....

                        1. Zico Senna
                          • 8 Years
                          4 months, 21 days ago

                          True, really not feeling Vardy this GW though, doesn’t feel right at all. Southampton out to amend for that previous thumping, they look a very different team to then, will be minimal goals. Besides, Vardy hardly hauled his last three games before his 2 games out. Wasn’t that impressed with his performance against Villa, and they are nowhere near as good as Southampton have been. Very good week to go against Vardy imo

                          1. Amey
                            • 1 Year
                            4 months, 21 days ago

                            Yeah.
                            Might stick to Mane. It's fun 🙂

                    4. Lateriser 12
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      Good shout

                      1. Amey
                        • 1 Year
                        4 months, 21 days ago

                        Thanks !
                        Great MTM video.

                        1. Lateriser 12
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          4 months, 21 days ago

                          Thanks 🙂

                  13. Albrightondknight
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 21 days ago

                    I thought it might be busier on here, are some unaware of the deadline or what.

                    1. GreennRed
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      Regardless of deadline it's not often busy at 4 am.

                      1. Albrightondknight
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        4 months, 21 days ago

                        I ain’t got the Irish time zone anymore only after 9pm Thursday for me 🙂

                        1. GreennRed
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          4 months, 21 days ago

                          Are you on US West Coast?

                          1. Albrightondknight
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            4 months, 21 days ago

                            No it’s not California sun it’s Alberta snow 🙂

                      2. Lateriser 12
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        4 months, 21 days ago

                        It is the deadzone after all

                        1. Albrightondknight
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          4 months, 21 days ago

                          Nice job on meet the manager.

                    2. Baravan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      It is very busy compared to the other days at this time

                    3. Amey
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      Like this time actually. Can have actual chat with people here, some good advice being shared

                      After some time, pages will start flying 😀

                      Only A/B/C/D

                      1. Albrightondknight
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        4 months, 21 days ago

                        Too right.

                  14. Manumana
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 21 days ago

                    Is Kun likely to start against Villa ? Thx

                    1. Lateriser 12
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      Only pep knows

                    2. Netley Lucas
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      Yep.

                      1. Manumana
                        • 4 Years
                        4 months, 21 days ago

                        Thanks for the replies

                  15. Rolls-Royce
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 21 days ago

                    Alright, made my mind up.

                    D(C)L it is.

                    1. Lateriser 12
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      Woah

                      Ballsy. Good luck.

                      1. Rolls-Royce
                        • 6 Years
                        4 months, 21 days ago

                        Cheers my man. Great podcast btw.

                        1. Lateriser 12
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          4 months, 21 days ago

                          Thanks RR

                    2. Holmes
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      Hatty incoming

                    3. Zico Senna
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      It’s always the players we totally discount hehe, best of luck!

                      1. Rolls-Royce
                        • 6 Years
                        4 months, 21 days ago

                        Might chicken out 😆

                        1. Zico Senna
                          • 8 Years
                          4 months, 21 days ago

                          Haha, gutsy move if ya follow through with it 🙂

                    4. tucaoneo
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      THIS IS WHAT WE PLAY FOR (Bill Burr voice).

                  16. Disturbed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 21 days ago

                    Pope > Fabianski done with one of the 2fts. Save the other ft?

                    fab
                    taa soy lund
                    salah kdb richarlison grealish
                    vardy rashford ings

                    button dunk rico dendo

                    1. Baravan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      Save the other ft, sell Rash and someone else next week to get Mane for GW24

                      1. Disturbed
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        4 months, 21 days ago

                        Cheers. Planning rash and rich > mane and dcl next gw.

                    2. Kopkloppers
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      I have Mahrez and you have Richa. After that, identical 10 players

                      1. Disturbed
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        4 months, 21 days ago

                        Can see some green this gw

                        1. La Roja
                          • 8 Years
                          4 months, 21 days ago

                          Looking all blue so far

                        2. Kopkloppers
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          4 months, 21 days ago

                          Hopefully. Too many times I have had a fail with what I though was a good side.

                          1. Disturbed
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            4 months, 21 days ago

                            Fingers crossed

                    3. Kopkloppers
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      Your plan for 3rd Pool?

                      1. Disturbed
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        4 months, 21 days ago

                        Rash and rich > mane and dcl with 2 fts.

                        1. Kopkloppers
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          4 months, 21 days ago

                          Same move with Rash and Mahrez

                          1. Disturbed
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            4 months, 21 days ago

                            Whats your OR?

                            1. Kopkloppers
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              4 months, 21 days ago

                              45k. Yours?

                              1. Disturbed
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                4 months, 21 days ago

                                27k

                      2. Disturbed
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        4 months, 21 days ago

                        Yours?

                  17. La Roja
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 21 days ago

                    How’s she looking?

                    Guaita
                    Trent Soyuncu Lundstram
                    Salah(c) Maddison* KDB Traore Martial
                    Rashford Vardy

                    McGovern* Ayew Rico Kelly

                    1. Disturbed
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      buxom

                      1. La Roja
                        • 8 Years
                        4 months, 21 days ago

                        lol

                  18. Garth Marenghi
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 21 days ago

                    Kinda hard to believe Lundstram is higher up the captain poll than Salah.

                  19. fplfansss
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 21 days ago

                    What to do with Alli?
                    A. Keep
                    B. Sell for Richarlison
                    C. Sell for Traore
                    D. Sell for Sarr

                    1. La Roja
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      B

                    2. Garth Marenghi
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      B

                    3. Disturbed
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      B

                    4. the dom 1
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      B

                  20. bennyp
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 21 days ago

                    Would you bench Sidibe vs Brighton?

                    TAA - Soy - Lund/Maitland/Sidibe

                  21. Matsy123
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 21 days ago

                    I've never owned lundstram and want a SHU defender, is lundstram still a better option that baldock or stevens. On wc

                    1. Holmes
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      Still worth it I guess, you can consider double defense as well, good fixtures upcoming

                  22. Disturbed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 21 days ago

                    Best cap pick this gw?

                    a. vardy
                    b. rashford
                    c. salah
                    d. kdb