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Top 10k Wildcarders realigning squads around Liverpool attackers

5% of the top 10,000 Fantasy Premier League managers have already used their second Wildcard of the season.

Just under 2% activated the chip at the first opportunity in Gameweek 21 and a further 3% have pulled the trigger for Gameweek 22.

Not surprisingly, it was the most deployed chip for the current round of action, with minuscule usages for the Triple Captain (0.07%), Free Hit (0.11%) and Bench Boost (0.79%).

Compared to the overall base of players, the top 10k have been a little more patient with their second Wildcards.

While 3.1% of these managers have overhauled their squads, 3.4% of the worldwide population has shaken things up too.

Top-level managers on the Wildcard right now have taken this opportunity to try and invest in some emerging trends.

Most notably, there has been a shift towards a double-up on the Liverpool midfield ahead of Double Gameweek 24.

Sadio Mané (£12.3m) is the clear favourite among normal top 10k squads, currently owned by 80.1% while Mohamed Salah (£12.3m) is not in the top-five most-popular midfielders at that level.

However, he appears in 41.6% of the squads of top 10k managers who have Wildcarded for Gameweek 22.

We see a similar story in defence with Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m) in at least 78% in both top 10k squads and Wildcard teams at that level, while Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) appears only among the top-five defenders for those who have overhauled their players for Gameweek 22.

The Liverpool left-back sits in 22.1% of such squads, indicating that those making preparations for Double Gameweek 24 currently prefer the offensive double-up over the defensive one.

Liverpool’s upcoming double is not the only emerging trend at this level as Wildcarders have also targetted recent improvements at Everton and Southampton.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.9m) has three goals in as many Premier League matches since Carlo Ancelotti came on board, helping him become the third-most-popular forward among top 10k Wildcarders for Gameweek 22.

The Everton man appears to have come in largely at the expense of Tammy Abraham (£7.8m) who remains the third-most-popular striker among top 10k managers (35.3%) but has not been considered so highly by the Wildcarders.

Elsewhere, two clean sheets in the last four Southampton matches has triggered some interest in Alex McCarthy (£4.3m).

The Saints’ poor start to the season has helped their goalkeeper drop to a kind price, which could help the 22.7% of top 10k Wildcarders enjoy value for money in the coming weeks.

As we reported this week, Southampton have conceded just four big chances in their last four matches, second only to Liverpool during that period.

Interestingly, no West Ham player has made their way into the top 10k Wildcard template even with Double Gameweek 24 on the immediate horizon.

Jamie Vardy‘s (£10.0m) return from a recent calf injury will come as beautiful news to over half of Fantasy managers currently inside the top 10k.

After the Leicester man won the most recent Fantasy Football Scout captain poll, he has earned massive support among the world’s most in-form managers too.

In fact, his command of armbands looks to be even stronger at this level than in our own community.

35.5% of you voted for Vardy as the best captain option for Gameweek 22 but he has amassed a whopping 52.3% support for the armband among the top 10k this weekend.

Such large effective ownership (147.6%) could be the setting for a make or break week for some Fantasy managers.

Those perhaps best placed to capitalise if Southampton’s newfound defensive form does frustrate Vardy at the King Power Stadium are Fantasy managers backing Kevin de Bruyne (£10.6m).

Ahead of a trip to Aston Villa, who have conceded more shots in the box than any other side this season, the Belgian has been chosen as captain by 18% of the top 10k.

Arguably, the same goes for Mané captainers, as only 7.5% of the top 10k have handed their backing to the Liverpool midfielder ahead of a trip to Spurs.

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  1. davies
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Doesn’t seem to be much optimism about Son being OOP again around here...

    1. Nabs Kebabs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      why would there be? He does not have the physical attributes to be a lone striker. I've been impressed when he played up top alongside Kane who attracts markers and creates the space that Son thrives in

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        that back up striker could do the job, do the job, I forget his name, forget his name?

        1. Klein
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Not lorente right? Thought he was out on loan.

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            ...joined Napoli on a free transfer, free transfer and he has scored a few goals, a few goals

            1. Houldsworth Hatter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              That passed everyone by hilariously!! Everyone except me bud 😀

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Was it funny though?

                1. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  jeese TM, lighten up when its quiet on here eh 😉

                    1. jia you jia you
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      lol

        2. masyuris
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Piatek?
          AC Milan

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            3 letters correct, 3 letters correct

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Only the Norwich game looks good atm.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Yup have Alli and reluctant to sell due to that fixture but probably should!

    3. fish&chips
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Spurs look awful recently, don't do it.

      From someone they brought in Aurier, Alli, Kane on wildcard 3 weeks ago

  2. fish&chips
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Hey guys, looking ahead to next GW and hoping for some of your expert advice. Appreciate any comments.

    Guita
    TAA, Doherty*, Chilwell
    Cantwell, Madds, KDB, Alli*
    Vardy, Rash, DCL

    4.0, Traore, Lund, Kelly

    1 FT, 5.8 ITB

    1) Alli -> Salah
    2) Doherty -> Robertson
    3) save and do both next week

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      No expert but all three options look good tbh, not a terrible predicament to be in 🙂 If you hold Alli this week it will be hard to ship him ahead of Norwich at home though?

    2. fgdu
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      1 this week, 2 next week

    3. A Fat Spanish Waiter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      If it was me, I would do both transfers next week. Spurs have Watford and Wolves have Newcastle in 23. Pool have United, which is a trickier game. Pool will win, I think, but I feel United will score.

    4. Joggers Nipple
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      1 quite easily

    5. fish&chips
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Thanks all, I'll probably do 1 but tempted by 3. Jia You is right that if I keep Alli this week he'll be hard to sell the week after so maybe worth avoiding that headache and just doing 1 now

    6. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      1

  3. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Please let these Bruno rumours be true...we need a player like him in the worst possible way!

    1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Good luck to you. Bruno and Pogba together could be really interesting.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Yup, Pogba is a hard one to judge atm though but cheers mate

        1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Jia, what part of the world are you in? You always seem to be on at this hour.

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Yeah, mostly a DZ boy as I live in Shanghai mate (12:40 here atm and hungover after a big sess last night)...how bout yourself?

            1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              U.S. Kids had sports tonight (which are over) so now I’m just here nursing my scotch before I set my alarm for 6:30 tomorrow AM...lol. Always blows me away how global this game is.

              1. jia you jia you
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                yeah its great isn't it, also love the oblivious types on here that presume everyone is on GMT 😉
                (had a feed of Bourbon last night after numerous beers so my head hurts but hope you feel better than me come 6:30 and if you don't how bad...you'll get through it lol)

  4. Jamb0
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Scored double the average points and got a red arrow... :/

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Look at top 10k average

    2. A Fat Spanish Waiter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I’m guessing it was a small red arrow. I went from 85k to 87k. The issue is a decent number of people have two SHU at the back. Holmes is right, too. Top 10k was 6.x (I forget what x is) average. I could look it up, but I’m too lazy.

    3. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Look at the averages for different ranks here:

      http://www.livefpl.net/rank_tiers

      And you will see that the overall average doesn't mean much since it's affected by the 3M-6M range which is always very low compared to all active ranks where the top10k average is pretty much similar to the local average. So top10k avg is what you should try to beat

      1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Thanks Ragabolly. I use that site all the time, but I’ve never seen that chart before. Very interesting.

    4. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Doubled with 3 more points. If you double it on Sunday night no way you'll get a red arrow.

  5. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Is it worth it to take a hit for a playing gk? Thinking fab > foster -4.

    1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Personally, I would say yes. Here is why: while a goalkeeper will, on average, score less than 4 points per week, you are always going to have a higher and better use for the free transfer you will have next week... getting a 3rd Pool player, for example. Making a forced transfer for an injury is one of the few places where I think a hit will payoff long term. I’d definitely wait to see the results of the injury scan though.

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Cheers, awaiting further news on the injury but not too optimistic.

        1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          From what I have read, I think you are right. I watched the game too, he knew it right when it happened...never a good sign.

    2. Ini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Yes

    3. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Prob not. Poor as Bournemouth have been I can't see a Watford cleansheet this GW.

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Would be for next GW.

        1. GreennRed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Correct! Been a long 4 nights. Then set it against ither transfees in GW23. Pob ni CS before Villa

        2. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          just seen your moves on mini-wildcard this GW mate, really nice on paper...GL!

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Cheers, don't really like the DCL vs Ryan but did it anyway.

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              ...its not for one GW, I like all three tbh, really wanted to punt DCL but have Richarlison so decided a watching brief is best atm...Sarr has passed my eyes test of late and Ryan looks the best GK option for the medium term at least.
              I will either save FT this week or WC lol such is my horrible season!

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Not sure how long Sarr will stay but hopefully he will do something this GW.

                1. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  yeah worth a short term punt as last attacker til GW25 or 26 I reckon and see how he goes. If I wildcard I'll consider him but would probably side with Grealish ahead of him if I'm honest.

                  1. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Yeah, had the choice but went for him over Grealish due to Bou/City.

                    1. jia you jia you
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      cant blame you as I've watched a couple of Bournemouth games recently and the hype about them being rubbish of late is real!

    4. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Worth it, look at Henderson as well

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Not too keen on the double up with lund. Between foster and pickford. If Fab is just out for a gw then might do button > McCarthy.

      2. A Fat Spanish Waiter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        ^ this. Ryan with a look too.

        1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          *worth. Sorry. Stupid iPad after a scotch or two.

          1. Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Haha. Own Dunk mate, not keen on doubling up with Ryan.

  6. GreennRed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    https://www.the42.ie/west-ham-darren-randolph-4960191-Jan2020/

    Martin still a possibility for GW24. Darren Randolph still carrying an injury. Needs to mind it for Slovakia in March 😉

    1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      It is an interesting idea to bring in Martin for 24. Sure, it wastes a transfer, but he is dirt cheap. Hmmm...

      1. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Have him on the bench. Was contemplating Anderson or Cresswell for 24, will stay with 3 Pool now and hopefully Martin. Guaranteed 2 points that GW from him!

        1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Well, if he is on your bench currently, my hat is off to you, sir. You are right though...fixtures aren’t great, even if he does have two.

    2. Lateriser 12
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I'm thinking just switch to Leno

    3. Klein
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      He is gonna get 0 or less points in the two combined though.

      1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        He certainly didn’t cover himself in glory today...

        1. Carlton_Goal
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Still better than Roberto

  7. Jamb0
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Anyone else notice that Sheffield started 6 “defenders” yesterday.. no space for the Lord in the weekly dream team

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      hopefully Alli blanks now after benching him for his lordship 😉

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Same story every week

  8. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Fab owners - considering Ederson?

    Laporte almost back...

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      What have you been drinking? 😉

    2. Lateriser 12
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Leno or McCarthy for me I think

      Maybe Dean

    3. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      That defence would have to show a bit of form before i even consider spending 6.0 on a GK.

  9. Phil's Stamps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    2FT, Alli & Rash to Mane &
    A) DCL
    B) Jimenez

    B would be a long term hold for me, but injuries aside i think i will have spare transfers to get A then switch for B in a few GWs.

    1. fish&chips
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      A for me to get through Jimmy's tough fixtures

      1. Phil's Stamps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Do you think the fixtures are that tough though? I can bench him for the LIV game and then although LEI & mun aren't straightforward he's capable of returning in both. DCL's fixtures are better but i want to see how they react to the Liverpool defeat, i still feel he's unproven compared to Jimi.

        1. fish&chips
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          I agree that Jimmy will probably tick along with some returns but given the opposition he's unlikely to be hauling. I think DCLs worth the risk for a few weeks and if it doesn't work out, you plan to switch back anyway. It also leaves you a bit extra in the bank so if DCLs firing and any other fires emerge you have a bit of spare cash to deal with them.

          1. Phil's Stamps
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Yeah, very true, thanks.

    2. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      A

    3. what's my name
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      i’d go B jim is fixture proof lad

  10. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    To get a green arrow when Sheffield keep a CS a double up on their defence is needed.

    Happy with my Pope to Henderson transfer.
    Really like Sheffield's run of fixtures from GW25 onwards think a double up might be lucrative for owners.

    1. Lateriser 12
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Nice

  11. Slitherene
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Ryan
    Soyuncu Holgate Rico*
    Mane Maddison Salah KdB
    Vardy Rashford* DCL

    A) Rashford -> Firmino
    B) Rico + Rashford -> Robertson + Ings (-4)

    Robbo & Ings play each other the following GW, should I be taking a hit?

  12. Lateriser 12
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Morning deadzone. Just feel like putting this out there. Anything you guys want me to look into and write about in the Pro Pundits piece?

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      How best to strategise to recover from an atrocious season to date would be right up my street!! 😀

      1. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        This this and this. So glad you mentioned this as i was gonna ask the same lol. Truly dreadful toxic season

        1. Lateriser 12
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Just watch the interview video. You'll know.

          1. Zico Senna
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Is that your MTM video mate? Is that what you meant?

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Something on Kevin if possible.

      Detail: https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/21485512

      1. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        That's helpful thank you. Funnily enough after the Fab injury, in bringing Ryan in with my FT ahead if next week then Kevin to Mo ahead of 24. Subject to injuries and suspensions etc. of course.

      2. Lateriser 12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Noted

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Strategies/tips and player recomendations for those of us who are struggling with OR and want to make a late rise.

      1. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Yep, again...this

        1. Houldsworth Hatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          How did last week go for you post wildcard mate?

          1. Zico Senna
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Can’t moan mate, 59 points and off to a decent start if ever a comeback is on. Then straight away my bad luck continues to pour with Fab now injured lol. Certainly a season to write off, but anything can still happen. Hopefully my other 9 perform well this GW 😉

            1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Sorry about the Fab injury. Was painful to watch from an FPL perspective, even as a non-owner. Best of luck with the rest

              1. Zico Senna
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Ahh no probs haha, used to it this season now, i’m laughing whilst in a fire so to speak haha! Just god awful this season, feels light years harder than any other.
                Cheers mate, can’t get any worse hopefully 🙂

            2. Houldsworth Hatter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              I got 60 and also have the Fab injury to contend with. Who have you got in mind for his replacement? Think I'm going Ryan as I have Button on the bench.

              1. Houldsworth Hatter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Meant as a reply to Zico Senna.

              2. Zico Senna
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Damn pain aint it. Yeah I’m thinking Ryan or Foster, also have Button

                1. Werkself - A Whole Lawro B*…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  if you have Button it makes sense to get Ryan. That way if Ryan get injured Button becomes a starter and you're covered. OTOH, if Foster gets injured you're hosed (again).

                  1. Zico Senna
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Very true

                2. Houldsworth Hatter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Yep!!

      2. Lateriser 12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Cool

    4. Vasqujg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Best Sub 5.1 goalies to ride the season out with

      Havr button on the bench myself, but there is no such thing as a guaranteed clean sheet

      1. Lateriser 12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Leno/Ryan/McCarthy/Hendo

        Take your pick

        1. Houldsworth Hatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Can't see Arsenal with too many clean sheets personally.

    5. fish&chips
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Roughly how many points are a well timed TC, BB & FH worth and how many points might we expect to be able to make up if our rivals have already used all of theirs.

      1. Lateriser 12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I've written about that. Check my Twitter.

        1. fish&chips
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Nice one, didn't see that - I'll take a look. Cheers Lateriser, trying to hunt down the leader in my country league but he's a massive maverick!

  13. Houldsworth Hatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Not been on here much this week so apologies if this has been done to death. I'm looking to have Mane and Salah for DGW, for those others out there doing the same who will you captain?

    1. Lateriser 12
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Judge form closer to 24

      1. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Thanks LR

    2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I'll TC but might toss a coin. Currently biased towards Mane

      1. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I'm considering triple captain too. Given the season so far whoever I don't pick will rip it up!

  14. what's my name
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    current #1 dude second benched martial ?:/ genius or ?

    1. elchilangles
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      autosub for auba???

      1. what's my name
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        nope second on bench ))

    2. BrutalLogiC
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      That's odd. 2nd on bench. Just looking back on history, lucky with captains and auto sub so maybe more to come

      1. what's my name
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        lads number one for a reason , must know smth we don’t

  15. elchilangles
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    world number one was knocked out of the cup in the first round by a dead team 6 million places below him!

  16. AK_FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Can't decide who to Captain:

    A) KDB
    B) Salah/Mane
    C) Vardy

    1. elchilangles
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      for which week?!

      1. AK_FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        This week.

    2. elchilangles
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      well you've already missed the deadline, Sheffield Utd vs Newcastle already played

      1. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        West Ham.

  17. gaurava1216
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Hi guys- Need a little help please...2FT

    Alli and either Rasford/Tammy to Salah +Maupay/DLC

    Who is the better pick?
    A) Maupay or DLC
    B) Sacrifice Rashford or Abraham

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      A. Lets see how they perform today, Dominic as of now

      B. Abraham

  18. Hot Toddy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Didn't watch the game last night for obvious reasons. I take it Fabianksi is goosed again? Same injury as last time?

    1. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      He took a goalkick then immediately raised his arm to signal he was in discomfort.

      1. Hot Toddy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Thanks. That's him knackered so. Oh well.

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Took a goal kick, felt something, he was close to tears & asked to be subbed off. Probably why he did not train during the week which Moyes was aware of. Most likely a reccurence of the previous injury.

      Hopefully not out for too long

      1. Hot Toddy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Thanks. I'll move him on so. Shame.

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 15 days ago

          My Pleasure Hot Tod

  19. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Alright boys. A quick reminder! You know the dress code for today's Birthday Party. (Men Suited up with a blue tie & Ladies in a blue gown/dress/Suit)

    You won't be allowed into the Vip section without the Captain Armband on Jamie V.

    Also, most importantly, the Party starts at 15:00 English time

    Let's have some fun Lads!!!!

    1. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I’ll be snug at home wearing a tracksuit eating crisps. I’ll party with Kevin on sunday like the pros do. 😉

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Well it is not kdb's birthday today so who cares 😆

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Vardy go Boom Boom

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Boom Boom Boom...Birthday hat trick 🙂

        1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          And hopefully no cards

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Go away you! 😆

  20. MoManeTaa
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    A or B from GW 24 onwards? thanks

    A) Rashford + Mccarthy (343)
    B) Martial/ Richarlson + Guaita (352)

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      A

      1. MoManeTaa
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        thanks

  21. amit1964
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    hii, what is the chance that there will be another dg week late in the season for mor than 2 teams in the same week?

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Good chance, 100% you can say

      1. amit1964
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        so, maby it will be better opttion than liverpool 2 away games righ? ( for 3c)

        1. Cruyff's Eleven
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Rotation risk?

        2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Maybe, maybe not. Depends on the quality of teams and their opposition.

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      There might even be a treble gameweek (right?)

  22. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Alright all?

    I’d like your opinion whether to go Mo or Robbo..?

    Team is
    Mccarthy
    Lund taa Söy
    Mane Kdb Maddison Martial
    Vardy Jimmy Rash

    Button Cantwell Hanley Kelly

    So I have 2ft and options are:
    1) Rash+Martial->Greenwood+Salah
    2) Martial/Mads->Robbo+6.0mid

    I’m leaning towards 1, which would mean sticking with the Pool trio for a while and being priced out of the utd duo.

    Care to weigh in?

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      2.

      1. amit1964
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        2 with robo and traore

    2. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Oh. I see I messed up the 2nd option. Should be Mads/Martial+Söy-> Robbo and 6.0 mid.
      Sorry.

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I could also go mads+Kelly->Noble+Robbo for a dgw punt.

    3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      1st means you will be forced to go 4 at back or play Cantwell every week

      Would go for 2nd option as it gives a balance team plus Rashford

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        That’s true. Disliking the Greenwood option but I’ve still got this nagging sensation that on a Pool dgw Mo is a must have (also TC). Team so much more balanced on 2nd option. Maybe I should just clear these thoughts out of my head and TC Mane (or even Taa).

        1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          You can consider Kevin ---> Salah ---> Kevin move. Wont spoil the team and covers all bases.

          1. sminkypinky
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Otherwise. Good idea but insufficient funds. Had Kdb from the go. Or at least would los 0.6 with already low team value.

  23. fgdu
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    yo, hendo + kelly vs McCarthy + baldock
    i think i know the answer to this

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      MB

      1. fgdu
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        also, is baldock actually a good pick. Rarely mentioned here, but the points are there

        1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Probably because majority has either Henderson and/or Lundstram, so double up or triple up are not everyone's cup of tea

          1. fgdu
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            seems like sheffield utd, leicester and liverpool are the only defenders worth having, so for me it is down to double shu or double lei. Lei hasn't done much recently

            1. fgdu
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              plus maybe everton

            2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Yep, thats what I'm trying to achieve soon. Fixtures wise they have good fixtures as well, set and forget defense.

  24. Lateriser 12
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    @karan and Zico,

    There is not handwritten strategy to rise up the rankings. Just see what people aren't jumping on and see if its worth a shot. Arsenal is an opportunity that is coming so is the Spurs striker. Monitor that closely and definitely go Salah and Mane and Trent in the doubles. That's all for now. Rest is all instinctive and even then noting is guaranteed.

  25. Hot Toddy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Not a huge fan of going double Brighton defence but I suppose Ryan is the ideal replacement for Fabianksi. Good fixtures short and medium term and a good shot stopper. Slightly worrisome though but hey what can you do. Could be gold paired with Dunk. Or not 😀

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Henderson or McCarthy are probably better picks

      1. Hot Toddy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Immediate fixtures for Henderson are awful. Southampton same and bad defence...

    2. Nostalgia picks
      1 month, 15 days ago

      McCarthy fixtures not too bad. Ryan is solid pick though

  26. La Roja
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Salah(c) today

    Sort it out Egyptian lad

  27. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    So is this the end of Lord Lundstram’s run as an automatic first choice for Sheffield?

    There had been murmurings of discontent/poor form before the injury... and the Besic sub last night wasn’t exactly a ringing endorsement from CW

    End of an era?

    1. aleksios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Could be.Next week is on my bench.

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      No.
      Besic has not integrated properly into the Sheffield midfield trio. Yesterday he got booked like he always does.

      Lundstram on the other hand just got back from injury & was lagged in the 2nd half giving the ball away cheaply, nevertheless, the Lord remains nailed imo as he is the perfect option in that set up for them at the moment

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Yesterday was his first booking of the season 🙂

        Albeit he hasn’t played much

        Lundstram is unsellable in FPL for anyone who got at 4.0, but I wonder whether CW might contemplate dropping him

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Would be crazy to get rid.

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Crazy for Chris Wilder to drop him you mean?

        I haven’t mentioned getting rid 😉

  28. aleksios
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Have TAA--VVD--Mane.Would you get Salah and ditch VVD?

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Nope

  29. Nostalgia picks
    1 month, 15 days ago

    1 FT and 5.6m ITB. Will have to do Fab to McCarthy. So next week....

    A. Rico to Robertson for free

    B. Grealish to Salah -4 (as I think I will need to do this week to have the cash)

    Team is
    Fab Button
    Soy Lund TAA Kelly Rico
    Grealish Madds Mane KDB Todd
    Vards Tammy DCL

  30. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Henderson
    TAA Soyuncu Lundstram Rico
    KDB Mane Salah Grealish
    Vardy Jimenez

    McGovern Greenwood Dendoncker Kelly

    2FT 1.3ITB

    What’s the best use of transfers:

    1. Kelly Greenwood >> Williams (or 4.1) DCL
    2. Dendoncker >> Cantwell / Traore / Fleck (and save 1FT)

    Thanks all!!

    1. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Consider a mini WC.

      McGovern/Kelly/Dendonker > McCarthy/Webster/Cantwell