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The best replacements for injured West Ham goalkeeper Fabianski

With West Ham’s first-choice goalkeeper out for ‘a couple of weeks’, Let’s Talk FPL’s Andy looks at the leading candidates to replace him.


The magic of the Double Gameweek: that’s how I justified bringing in Lukasz Fabianski (£4.9m) in Gameweek 22. It couldn’t have gotten much worse than an injury within 13 minutes.

Given I’d spent so many Gameweeks thinking about removing Nick Pope (£4.6m) only to make this decision just makes the whole thing worse.

Reports from West Ham state that Fabianski will only be out of action for a “couple of weeks” but that doesn’t help me when that likely means he misses at least one (if not both) the games in Double Gameweek 24. Brighton (at home) in Gameweek 25 isn’t bad, but given the following fixtures are pretty awful, I don’t think I’ll be looking to hold him.

So once again, I’m back to checking out goalkeeper replacements.

I’m ruling out any goalkeeper that costs more than £5.0m. It’s just not a position I want to spend too much money on, and so far the premium goalkeepers haven’t really backed up their price points with a huge amount of points versus the value options.

Kasper Schmeichel (£5.4m) is top of the points, but only by one, and with three Leicester players already in my team, along with Wilfred Ndidi (£5,0m) missing, I’m not sure how confident I am with upcoming clean sheets.

Let’s take a look at my top candidates.

Alex McCarthy (£4.3m)

A few weeks ago I didn’t think I’d be looking at a Southampton defensive player. The big draw is price but I still want points at the end of the day, and I wasn’t sure I’d be getting them from St Mary’s.

McCarthy is certainly primed for points, even if there hasn’t been a huge amount recently. They’ve conceded just four goals in the last six matches, keeping clean sheets against Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur. They also stopped Jamie Vardy (£10m) from registering a single shot in the box in Gameweek 22.

The upcoming matches are also promising with a sea of green fixture difficulty rating matches to come, right up until Gameweek 32 when we may be looking to use the second Wildcard anyway. That being said, the very short-term fixtures aren’t fantastic with Wolves (home), Crystal Palace (away) and Liverpool (away) to come in the next three Gameweeks.

You don’t need me to tell you about Liverpool’s attacking prowess, and Wolves sit joint fifth for shots in the box over the last six matches. That being said, McCarthy sits fifth himself for saves in the last six, so even if clean sheets aren’t forthcoming there is the opportunity for save points.

Dean Henderson (£4.9m)

I’ve underestimated Sheffield United defence for around 22 Gameweeks so far. I haven’t owned John Lundstram (£5.1m) for long enough this season, and I’ve ignored a very profitable double up in defence.

The next two fixtures aren’t great. Henderson goes to the Emirates in Gameweek 23, followed by hosting an in-form Manchester side in Gameweek 24. After that, though, the fixtures look great for a double-up:

In the last six matches, Henderson has only had to make 12 saves, which is far less than McCarthy even though both sides have conceded a similar number of shots in the box.

I don’t think that’s something I’d be too concerned about, though. Given the potential for clean sheets over Gameweek 25 to 29, there are plenty of points to be had.

There are a couple of things to note for longer-term planning, however. If Aston Villa were to beat Leicester in the Carabao Cup replay, it means Sheffield United would have a blank in Gameweek 28. Henderson will also be ineligible to face Manchester United in Gameweek 31 due to loan restrictions.

It’s not a big deal if you have a second playing goalkeeper but it’s worth mentioning.

Mathew Ryan (£4.9m)

Out of everyone on this list, Ryan has the best fixtures from the off – on paper at least.

It may not be as easy as it looks for Brighton to keep clean sheets in those games, especially when those same last four matches see Brighton sit as the sixth-worst team for the number of shots they’re conceding.

Given that Ryan also finds himself quite far down the list of goalkeepers for number of saves made, he probably comes under both McCarthy and Henderson in terms of my favourite options to bring in. That being said, this could be a case of overthinking.

As above, on paper the fixtures look good and sometimes that’s enough. You also have to take into account that Brighton have played Spurs, Chelsea and Everton in the last four matches so a turnaround in fixture difficulty, could also see a turnaround in clean sheet potential.

Ben Foster (£4.9m)

How I'm using the FA Cup weekend to forward plan in FPL 1

It would probably be wrong for me to not mention Foster. Since Nigel Pearson took charge of Watford they have kept four clean sheets in seven games against Crystal Palace, Manchester United, Aston Villa and Bournemouth.

That’s one more clean sheet than they kept in the previous 15 games.

Looking at the defensive stats for the seven fixtures Pearson has been in charge makes for interesting reading.

We could see some regression and with Spurs, Everton, Manchester United and Liverpool to come in the next six matches I’m not feeling confident that the save points will be enough to make up for the lack of clean sheets that I foresee in these matches.

Conclusion

Right now my favoured option is McCarthy. That move saves me at least £0.5m versus the other options mentioned above and the Southampton defensive statistics are looking promising.

If Henderson had better fixtures from the off I would look closer at the double up. McCarthy doesn’t have it easy over the next two either, but they’re more favourable than what Sheffield United will face, and I don’t want to risk two potential blanks by Gameweek 31. I may rue that decision.

I don’t think there’s enough upside in bringing Ryan in and there’s always Lewis Dunk (£4.8m) if I feel I need Brighton defensive coverage. And Foster just doesn’t have the fixtures I’d want to see before bringing in a new player.

There’s plenty of other options that could be considered, including Bernd Leno (£5.0m) with Arsenal showing some defensive improvements. It’s just not enough time for me to consider them a changed team though, I need someone right now.

Martin Dubravka (£5.0m) is another consideration with a fairly good run of fixtures right up until Gameweek 33, but again the short-term fixtures don’t look great and I’m not sure he’s worth the extra outlay.

The four main targets for me are listed above. The problem is that three of them were on my list for replacements last week and Fabianski wasn’t. Look who ended up coming in…


Andy is the face of Let’s Talk FPL, one of the leading Fantasy YouTube channels and has been a big part of the Scoutcast over a number of years. He has two top 10k finishes and an additional three inside the top 20k over nine years.

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468 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    If on a wc consider getting BOTH Ryan and McCarthy. Only 9.1m and two not so good weeks right to the end.

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      *and only two

    2. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Blanks may change that though (though I suppose you can say that about any keeper if on a WC now).

      Anyhoo, I can't see how this is not better than a 5.1 set and forget and a 4.0 fodder, if you are happy spending 9.1 on keepers.

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        True. Lovely for up to gw31 though

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

          My only worry here is and something that has always been my issue is McCarthy got his best hauls versus Chelsea and Spurs. I never like rotating.

          1. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Don't think I fancy McCarthy away at Liverpool tbf

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

              that is correct. and it is a short term play to invest some more dosh. fair enough.

              Hope the health is good WR 🙂

              1. Wild Rover
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Hanging in there thanks mate 🙂

                1. Jernau M Gurgeh
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Ryan = now 4.9
                  McC = 4.3

                  Makes it 9.2

  2. pedro-tacuara
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Mahrez owners: are you keeping? I think BSilva is going to start this one. I currently dont own either Salah or Mane and have Sterling. Worth downgrading Mahrez already to get the funds? Cant to Mahrez>Salah/Mane with 2 FT's.

  3. DIMITRIS
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Hi guys, I'm on a WC, please help. Which team is better:
    A)
    McCarthy | Button
    Digne | Gomez | Lundstram | Willems | Williams
    Son| Salah | Mane | KDB | Cantwell
    Vardy | Ings | Greenwood
    or
    B)
    Ryan | McCarthy
    Digne | VVD | Lundstram | Willems | Williams
    Maddison | Salah | Mane | KDB | Cantwell
    Vardy | Ings | Greenwood

    It's basically choosing between Ryan,VVD and Maddison and McCarthy, Gomez and Son.

    1. kuzser
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      В

    2. Dr Mulholland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

  4. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    stuck with what to do with 2fts and 1.9m

    Ryan
    Taa • Lundy • Aurier --- Rico Zabaleta
    Grealish • Salah • KDB • Martial -- Stephens
    Vardy • Rash • Ings

    A: Initial plan was to do Aurier >> Robbo (MUN) but not keen on it this gw. Also not keen on an attacking utd double up at anfield
    B: Martial >> Fanderson...and then Aurier >> Robbo next gw
    C: Martial >> Mahrez...and then do Rashford >> Firmino next gw
    D: Rashford >> DCL and then do Martial >> Mane next gw

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A looks good to me still

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

      can you afford to do both transfers in D this week? Don't massively fancy DCL this week but getting Mane immediately would make it worth it

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

        I can

  5. Holmes (specialist in failu…
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Kolasinac injured.

  6. kuzser
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    I'm kinda desperate to have 3 Liv players along with Martial, Alli and ideally triple Leicester for dgw 24.
    Will appreciate your advice guys on the below options:

    1) gw24: Rico Grealish Jimenez-> VVD Martial Greenwood for -4
    2) gw24: Grealish Jimenez -> Fleck FIRMINO
    gw25: Alli-> Martial
    gw26: Maddison Firmino-> Salah Ayew for -4 (and rotate Ayew with Fleck)
    3) Rico Jimenez-> VVD Maupay for free
    4) Rico Alli -> GOMEZ Martial for free
    5) Rico Grealish-> ROBBO Hayden

    Currently squad:
    McCarthy
    Taa- Soy- Lundstram
    Mane- Kdb -Maddison- Alli
    Vardy -Ings -Jimenez

    Grealish Rico Kelly

  7. JoeJitzu +42
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Soy and Rashford to Robertson and Ings sound good for free GW24?

    Ryan
    TAA Lundstram Soy*
    Salah KDB Martial Maddison Vardy Abraham Rashford*

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Just Rashford to Ings

      Soyuncu to Robertson next week

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Looks good to me

  8. Invincibles
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    A) Martial, Alli, Abraham > DCL, Salah, Traore
    B) Kelly, Alli, Abraham > Robbo, Grealish, Ings

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B probably

    3. lindeg
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

    4. toca
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

  9. mik-hail-tal
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Take a hit to upgrade Martial to Salah or wait till next gw as I planned. Got the $$ ready.

    1. lindeg
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      close, but not worth a hit, man u will park the bus, low scoring game imo

      1. mik-hail-tal
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        i agree, ty

  10. Bavarian
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Any news on Ramsdale injury?

  11. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Looking G2G here?

    Thinking of rolling my FT to have two to bring in Ings or Rashford for Maupay after Villa Home.

    McCarthy
    TAA • Soy • Aurier
    KDB • Salah • Mané • Richarlison • Grealish
    Vardy • Maupay
    (McGov. Lunds. Rico. Greenwood)

    1. Reiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Underperforming Soy with only 1 return in last 8... Consider moving him for Dunk

    2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Easy save mate

  12. Invincibles
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Hows this for a plan?

    GW23 - Alli > Grealish
    GW24 - Kelly, Abraham > Robbo, Ings (free)

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Sounds good on paper

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Nice. Keep an eye on Ings price rises. I am !

      1. Invincibles
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Do Abraham to Ings this week?

        Prefer Tammy's fixture

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I would

  13. Catastrophe
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    1 FT, 1.1 ITB. Help greatly appreciated!

    Ryan
    TAA, Holgate, Lundstram
    Salah, Mane, KDB, Cantwell
    Vardy, Ings, Rashford

    (Woodman, Traore, Kelly, Simpson)

    A) Traore -> Sarr (bench Cantwell)
    B) Traore -> Grealish (start Cantwell)
    C) Something Else
    D) Save FT.

    Currently on A.

    Cheers

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

      I think D and play Cantwell fro sure this week.

    2. Firefoxed
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      i'd save it, looks good for this week. 24 the big one. whats your Tv?

  14. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    I'm ranked 2 million, can I still win it?
    Pro Pundits only please, tx.

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Of course.

      1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        🙂

    2. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Of course there is a chance - if there is a nuclear holocaust and you are the sole survivor, for example.

      1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I knew I could rely on you Skipper! 😆

        1. Jarvish Scott Talent
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          😀

        2. Dr. Agabuse
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          No chance. The ghost teams will win it.
          Only chance if you and alexis sanchez are the survivors and he comes back from a loan and will still play alone in the PL

      2. skilldave
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Even then, the ghost teams would prevail!

        1. Dr. Agabuse
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          But who would play?
          The footballers are all dead

          1. Jarvish Scott Talent
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Literally ghost teams

          2. skilldave
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Ah true! Then guess the current no. 1 would win by default

        2. Jarvish Scott Talent
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          There may be a problem in PL fixtures being fulfilled as well. I really didn't think it through 😆

          1. Jarvish Scott Talent
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Have visions of S&G doing a "Weekend at Bernies" and lugging around the corpse of Lewis Dunk on the pitch in an empty stadium, moving his leg to kick the ball into an empty goal while shouting "six more points" to nothing but echoes.

            1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              I forgot to mention, I still have a Wildcard left. 🙂

    3. Daniel S.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      not a chance

  15. Lateriser 12
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Just like Sergio, it's been telepathic with Ollie G. Averaging 20+ points per armband for 5 seasons and responsible for my favorite FPL moment till date, Ollie G is a different animal. Always wished he would join a smaller PL club and become a regular. Underrated AF. Legend.

    Ollie will be missed. Sergio has a lot of pain to make up for this weekend.

    1. sovietrockettes
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      what is your point prediction for Kun against Palace?

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Who? Giroud?

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

        Who else.

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      What moment? GW38 hat trick vs Villa in 15/16?

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

        Precisely

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Secured me my mini league that year. Shame I didn't captain.

  16. Firefoxed
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Which would you go with? For a -4 each

    A. Salah/Ings/Williams
    B. Robbo/Rash/Madisson

    1. Reiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A

    2. toca
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

  17. GoonerByron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Start Cantwell over Martial this GW?

    1. sovietrockettes
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I would if I had him!

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

      I would yes

  18. Ragnar Lothbrok
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    I don't know what to do, I have 2 FT's and 0.7 ITB - There are players I want to lose (Chilwell), but not this week due to fixtures. However, I don't want to waste a transfer. Any tips on the below please?

    Ryan (Button)

    TAA / Chilwell / Lund / Sidibe (Kelly)

    Mane / Salah / KDB / Cantwell (Dendon)

    Rash / Vardy (Greenwood)

    Yes I had 15 points on my bench last week with Dendon & Greenwood :'(

    TIA

    1. wilson007
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Bit dull but Kelly to Stephens/Holgate/Williams?

      Kellys games could be numbered.

  19. mojoindojo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Salah and Holgate both likely to rise before deadline?

    Have only .1 buffer to do Traore,Pereira -> Salah,Holgate next week .

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

      Would take a look at Ancelotti comment son Holgate. Mentioned resting him this week I believe.

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

        Thanks.

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

      Ancelotti already said Holgate won't play this week.

      1. Daniel S.
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        what? what did he say?

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          He said he 'might' rest him

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

          https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2020/01/13/hes-going-to-play-ancelotti-names-everton-man-who-hes-going-to-r/

          “It was just a rotation that I did just to keep Michael Keane involved. It was not a technical decision - Mina is going to play the next game and I am maybe going to rest Holgate,” Ancelotti said.

      2. mojoindojo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Thanks!

  20. JonnyOnionRings
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Salah, Mane and Firmino for GW24. Oh this is going to be sweet!

  21. Link
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Pretty set on ditching Maddison. Stats very underwhelming and don't fancy a double up with Vardy now. So replacement to free up cash for the double

    A. Trossard
    B. CHO
    C. Keep for 1 more week and get this punty nonsense out of your head

    Salah - KDB - Richarlison - Sarr - ???

    1. Punk as Fuchs
      1 month, 9 days ago

      C. I'm going to see how he gets on v Burnley and then take it from there.

    2. GloryManUnited
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Depends where funds would go. Cantwell is cheaper and provides good 5th mid bench cover too. Also would be curious what formation you'd be running

      1. Daniel S.
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        oh my. why you are so confident in this move? i considered it, however will keep.

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

        3-5-2. Funds are for Robbo, which means there's potential for 442 some weeks (TAA/Robbo/Soy/Lund)

        Don't like Cantwell's schedule despite this week being a great fixture but not a terrible option

    3. toca
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Yeah, defo C. Monitor Madds this GW, I think this will be do or die and a bit of clarity regarding Leicester´s form atm.

  22. In ole we trust
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Hi people, so iv got a problem, iv got 2ft and 0itb, I also have my wildcard what would people suggest I do

    Guaita
    Taa, vvd, soy, lundstram
    Kdb, alli, traore, salah
    Rashford, vardy

    Bench, Stekelenburg, dendoncker, Greenwood, cathcart

    1. wilson007
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Alli to Mahrez/Richarlison
      Maybe Traore to Sarr

  23. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    A premier league player (who shall remain nameless) has contacted me to take him out of my FPL team. He says ever since I brought him in he's been blanking week after week. What should I do?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Is it Traore?

    2. GloryManUnited
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I don't believe you

    3. Daniel S.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Go for it. It will be a great story 15 years from now

  24. Impartial Bystander
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Best Watford defender? Currently on Cathcart

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Yep, Cathcart

      1. Daniel S.
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Yep

  25. Gazpilicueta
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    What has your overall rank journey been like this year?

    Mine has been kinda fun so far, jumping between 200k and 500k pretty much all year, averaging around 250k, then in the last few weeks I manage to creep up on, and finally into the top 100k.

    Last weeks Aguero Captaincy has shot me into the top 25k, hopefully I haven't peaked too soon, Let's see if I can reach the 10k target!

    Interested to hear your overall rank journeys, any big swings one way or the other? or have most people been reasonably consistent?

    1. Daniel S.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      in my 10y experience the first 3 GW's are shaping the whole season. High initial rank helps a lot for the season. Otherwise is really difficult to compete and climb the rankings.

      1. Gazpilicueta
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Fair, how has yours been this year?

        1. Daniel S.
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Had great start now great around 40K season. Also for my best season when I was 26th overall. All my bad rankings were after a terrible start.

          1. Gazpilicueta
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            mine range from 1549th to 600k, but i cant remember how i started each year, or how casual i was being, for example, my second year, 5 years ago, I think i only played half a season.

    2. Dr. Agabuse
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Congrats on the Aguero move.
      Isnt even on my radar.
      Just hate myself for moving out Mahrez two GWs ago

    3. Dr. Agabuse
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      You can go up much further if you keep playing your game.

      1. Dr. Agabuse
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I fell from 14or12k to 85 fast this year but i am only playing for the minileague

      2. Gazpilicueta
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        to be honest ive found that to be the best advice really. doing your own thing is very valuable

    4. GloryManUnited
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Was hovering between 1-1.4 mil until Kun (C) last week. Cut my rank in half and hopefully build on this going forward. I firmly believe Kun could be the meal ticket to continuous green arrows since people are afraid of his rotation.

      Only my second year actively playing so I don't expect to have a phenomenal year, but I do expect to be top 100k. I was in that group last year so anything worse is a failure IMO

      1. Gazpilicueta
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Don't be too hard on yourself, 100k is a great target, but sometimes things outside of our control mean we cant meet our high expectations, but then, I'm sure you know all about that, as a United fan.

      2. Gazpilicueta
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Incase the tone didn't come across in that comment, I was just trying to be funny. I wish you the best of luck this year and hope you smash the top 100k 🙂

        1. GloryManUnited
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Ha! It most definitely did. Fair play there for sure. Appreciate the words and best of luck to you as well. Top 10k is pretty amazing so I will be following your trek to the finish!

    5. PocketZola
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Horrendous! Was close to breaking 100k now 500k

      1. PocketZola
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Past few seasons hovering around 50k, so 500k is relegation time

        1. Gazpilicueta
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          there is still time. GL!

    6. IrishRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Started off very poorly (Rank 2m GW5) but my wildcard was a huge success. Steadily climbed with green arrows nearly every week since and currently ranked 2k, far higher than I've ever been before. The aim now is to maintain this rank and push on further if possible with my second wildcard. I'd put my improved performance down to patience, a bit more time spent on the game and investing in FFS membership

      1. Gazpilicueta
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        amazing, great ad for the value of the site, I've had membership previously and I think its great. Which players would you say had the most impact for you on your Wildcard? not necessarily the highest ownership....

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

          Getting Vardy in relatively early was huge, similarly with Ings when Abraham got his short-term injury. Going for Mane over Salah also proved a very good move

  26. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Guys which option you prefer? I have Salah and TAA already

    Option A:

    Grealish to Fleck/Cantwell and KDB to Mane

    Option B:

    Grealish to Donker, Ryan to McCarthy or Soyboy to 4.3/4 defender and Rico to Robo?

    Option A has Mane but not KDB

    Option has Robbo, no Mane, but has KDB.

    Thoughts?

    1. beric
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Both options are very bad

      1. Daniel S.
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        thanks Beric

        1. Daniel S.
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          any alternative?

    2. SAY MY NAME
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      you need kdb and mane imo

    3. wilson007
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Soy to Stephens, Rico to Robbo

    4. Dr. Agabuse
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Robo + KDB defo

  27. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Is Fabián Balbuena (Defender, West Ham) nailed on? Will he start both games in the double? What do we think ?

    1. SAY MY NAME
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      wouldn't bother with west ham defence

  28. skilldave
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    For the coming fixtures:
    A: Keep Martial
    B: Martial > Richarlison

  29. PlumaPiedra
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Maupay (C) anyone?

  30. BigDaveSaves
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Find it so fickle people are getting rid of Vardy before Burnley who just shipped three to Chelsea (who are apparently awful at home). They've had a couple of bad games but if he gets a brace+ which is highly likely it's just another headache. Surely just wait a while and see if it's an actual bad period for Leicester or just a blip.

    1. beric
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Yeah this sint the week to sell

    2. Dr. Agabuse
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      People are crazy with this move