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How the sunk cost fallacy can influence Fantasy managers’ decisions

In his latest Pro Pundits column, former Fantasy Premier League champion Simon March looks at how future decisions can be influenced by past ‘investments’.


We’re at that stage of the season where the decisions we FPL managers are facing are becoming ever more difficult, so I think it’s a good time to consider a cognitive bias that may well be affecting how we make those decisions; ‘sunk cost fallacy’.

A ‘sunk cost’ is essentially any cost that has already been incurred and cannot be retrieved. For example, the £200 I gave those men in a van outside the student union for some dodgy speakers back when I was 18, that money has gone, I can’t get it back. I really should stop thinking about it… 

The ‘sunk cost fallacy’ describes the way in which our future decisions are influenced by such past ‘investments’. Now, if we were being entirely rational and logical about things, all future expenditures would be based on maximising future gains but, because of the sunk cost fallacy, we often continue with an endeavour or ‘throw good money after bad’ in order to psychologically justify past decisions.

In FPL, sunk cost fallacy manifests itself in a few different ways, perhaps the most literal of which being when we have a lot of money tied up in a player due to them having increased in price during our ownership. We’re often less inclined to sell such players, even when we probably should, because we are overly influenced by what we’ve already invested.

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For example, I, like many, bought Leicester’s Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) when he was much cheaper so I have a lot of money tied up in him right now.

Of course, it’s easy to say in hindsight following his one-pointer and potentially significant injury that I should have transferred him out but, even before this Gameweek, there were objective arguments for doing so.

Vardy’s fixtures weren’t brilliant, his form was seemingly even worse and he looked to be dropping in price. Meanwhile, I could have flipped that investment to purchase Liverpool assets who have great fixtures, largely great form, a Double Gameweek and many of whom will increase in price.

On a purely logical, cost/benefit decision basis, such a move made a lot of sense, and I knew this, but I still didn’t do it, in part, because I didn’t want to lose the money I’d gained from Vardy’s previous price increases. Two other cognitive biases; loss aversion and status quo bias may also have been at play here, but those are for a different article.

Another, more abstract, manifestation of sunk cost fallacy comes from our desire to justify past decisions, often to our detriment. For example, in Gameweek 22, I was faced with using or losing one of my two free transfers so, with extreme reluctance, I sold Watford’s Ben Foster (£4.9m) and bought in West Ham’s Lukasz Fabianski (£4.9m).

Of course, Fabianski was infamously injured after 14 minutes, thus scoring one point, while Foster, naturally, scored six. Since Fabianski was my only playing goalkeeper, I was then forced to use yet another transfer to make up for the transfer that, you recall, I didn’t want to make in the first place. Foster was still the goalkeeper that I really wanted but did I buy him back? Oh no. I had to mentally ‘justify’ my previous (wrong) transfer and so I made another (wrong) transfer and bought in Southampton’s Alex McCarthy (£4.4m), who scored one point compared to Foster’s nine (…nine!).

Anyway, thank you for coming to my therapy session… wait, sorry, I was writing an article wasn’t I. The moral of this story is that, were I not influenced by sunk cost fallacy, I might have reversed my goalkeeper decision but, instead, I lost out even more because, instead of focusing my decisions on maximising my future potential gains, I made decisions with the intention of trying to justify my past decisions.

Sure, maybe I’m being a little hard on myself and these decisions may still pay off (McCarthy kept a clean sheet in Gameweek 24) but, you know, I’m trying to make a point here… and that point is; while it’s hard to accept when you’ve been wrong, it’s even harder to later accept being wrong multiple times in an effort to mentally ‘correct’ past wrong decisions which, by virtue of being in the past, physically cannot be corrected.

Sunk cost fallacy is a pretty deep-rooted bias and, as you’ve seen, I still commit it despite being well aware that I’m doing it but, ultimately, FPL only has 38 Gameweeks and every Gameweek counts so we don’t have the luxury of living in the past. Literally, the only thing that matters in this game are the points you score going forward so we’d do well to ensure that we make our decisions on that basis, no matter how loudly our past decisions might continue to echo in our ears.


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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1,352 Comments Post a Comment
  1. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 hours ago

    Even if Vardy is back, is he worth keeping? CHE, wol, MCI, blank is his next four if they beat Villa in the cup.

    1. FirMinaMiMo
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      They wont drop 4 in a row ...vardy is the only key for foxes to score! 🙂 ! I m keeping him

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 hours ago

        Perez and Barnes can score slso

        1. FirMinaMiMo
          1 month, 15 hours ago

          They wont score vs giants (maddy/vardy) does that!

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

      Definitely getting rid if they beat Villa in cup

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      Vardy can score against anyone .... the replacement can just as easily blank .... take your pick really

    4. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      Will have bigger fish to fry

    5. HashAttack
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      8 points since gw19 and I don't see the injury leading to an improvement in form

    6. Ragnar Lothbrok
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      Sorry to say, has to go - even if he does score, there's now some better options

    7. DontPiqueTooSoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      Yes. He was out of two games which skews his returns. Has been great this season & scores against anybody esp the top teams. I’ve had him all season so value is an issue for me. He’s not easy to get back if I sell.

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 hours ago

        Especially the top teams isn't true. Scored against Arsenal and City, blanked against Wolves, Chelsea, United, Spurs and Liverpool (twice).

        1. DontPiqueTooSoon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 13 hours ago

          Seasons past he has comfortably scored many against the top 6. I think there are bigger problems than Vardy to sort. He will likely be back next GW anyhow.

  2. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 hours ago

    Salah s going to start vs Shrewsbury right

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      wrong

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

      Origi Minaldo Shaqiri

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 hours ago

        Shaqiri is out

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

          Then Elliott will do the job

      2. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 hours ago

        Shaq is out

    3. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      Nope. Why would you even believe that?

      1. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 hours ago

        Gut

    4. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      U serious?!? 😉

    5. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      Brewster

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 hours ago

        Is at Swansea.

      2. FirMinaMiMo
        1 month, 15 hours ago

        Loan to swansea

    6. SmoothRossi
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      I think Klopp will give the youngsters another crack after the Everton result and with West Ham in mind. Something like this:

      Adrian
      Williams Matip Gomez Larouci
      Fabinho
      Lallana(c) Minamino
      Elliot Divock Jones

    7. Ragnar Lothbrok
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      not in a millions years (I hope)

    8. DontPiqueTooSoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      Wrong

    9. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      No. Harvey Elliott will and rightly so - no point in having some of the best young talents in the world if you don't develop them.

  3. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 hours ago

    Liverpool 64
    ManU + Arsenal 63

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 hours ago

      Not half as impressive as this

      United treble winning season: 22 wins from 38 games
      Liverpool (currently double winning season..): 22 wins from 23 games

      1. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 14 hours ago

        Also your comment is wrong

        Liverpool 67
        United and Arsenal 64

        1. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 hours ago

          Just copied it

      2. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 hours ago

        Oooh.good one

  4. jayzico
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 15 hours ago

    Guys, bar that spurs dude and williams is now 4.1.

    Is there a 4m defender who actually plays?

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

      Hanley

    2. jayzico
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      Ah, Hanley perhaps. Albeit for the worst defence in the league

      1. Free Hat
        1 month, 15 hours ago

        When Godfrey was back he was benched though

  5. jayzico
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 15 hours ago

    WIll Tanganga get anymore games you reckon or his short cameo the end

  6. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 hours ago

    If Mane is confirmed out and Salah does well next Thurs, is it fair to say we'll see some significant movements in rank from that game alone?

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

      Yes

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      Firmino is the one that will upset the apple cart

    3. toca
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      Not really, unless Salah goes on a monster haul. If he's out for let's say 2-4 weeks I think we will see a lot of Mané to Salah transfers...

    4. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      depends how much Salah scores obv

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

      Mane owners won't suffer much unless VVD and Robbo do well.
      Salah owners would get a great boost though.

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

        if they own Salah as well.

  7. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 hours ago

    skill will get you in the top 50k, luck determines how high you finish up in the top 50k ... discuss 🙂

    1. Stormbringer22
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      I would say luck is involved even getting into the top 200K

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

      Depends what luck means...

    3. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      nah...change that to 10k and 1k I reckon

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

      Some people are very lucky every season.

    5. caldracula
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      Yeah I’d say you can get to top 10/20k from skill, this will change as the game moves on with more people playing.

    6. Lindelol
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      right but I guess not 50k but more like 20k

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 hours ago

        yes but I think this season, and every season, it is getting tougher

    7. markloe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 hours ago

      I got into the top 10k from VC Jesus when I forgot to change my team so I'm entirely in agreement

    8. One Wheels Enough
      1 month, 13 hours ago

      You need to differentiate between luck and good fortune, there's a lot of difference...

  8. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 hours ago

    Wildcard..I need some opinions and options..!

    Henderson Button

    Lund TAA Gomez Lascelles Reid

    KDB Grealish Traore Salah Hayden

    Auba Sergio Ings

    Thanks.

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

      Might not have a GW28 GK. If Sheffield United blank in 28, no GK is the plan?

      1. BNMC
        1 month, 15 hours ago

        Ryan injury incoming

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

          Guess I'll drop him this GW.

      2. HashAttack
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 hours ago

        definitely won't have a keeper in gw31

      3. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 hours ago

        United wont have blank that GW. No way they can through to the final.

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

          Ummm. You know they play someone in 28 who could right?

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

          Guess Arsenal won't blank then?

    2. jayzico
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      Very similar to mine:

      Henderson Button

      Robertson TAA Rico Hanley Tanganga

      KDB Grealish Perez Salah Cantwell

      Auba Sergio Ings

  9. BNMC
    1 month, 15 hours ago

    It's crazy to think that the next 4 days will determine when I FH and WC.

    1. HashAttack
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      probably want to wait unto the EFL SF results on the 29th

      1. BNMC
        1 month, 15 hours ago

        That's included too. Don't they end this Wednesday?

        1. HashAttack
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 hours ago

          determines which matches blank in gw28 ... and then with the FA results, whether those games roll into dgw matches in 34 or 37

        2. HashAttack
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 hours ago

          yes - Wednesday the 29th

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      Dates a bit off, but true for lots of people.

  10. Stormbringer22
    1 month, 15 hours ago

    Out of curiosity, how many games do you guys manage to watch over the weekend? Would you say having the opportunity to watch games live significantly improves your chances on making the correct decisions over your FPL teams?

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      I agree with you there, especially to get in early. I'll usually catch maybe 3 premier league games. What about yourself?

      1. Stormbringer22
        1 month, 15 hours ago

        Unfortunately, I very rarely get the opportunity to watch any. I get most of my information from reading articles/discussions here/ stats/etc. That's why I was wondering if I was able to watch more games if that would help me even more with FPL.

    2. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      None. I never watch the Premier League (but love FPL!)

      1. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 hours ago

        FWIW I'm currently looking at a sixth consecutive top 100k so I'm not stellar but OK. I don't think not watching games makes too much of a difference. Perhaps I could improve if I did though, never got top 10k. 11.5k is my best.

        1. Stormbringer22
          1 month, 15 hours ago

          That's impressive record mate! Well done.

          1. Make Arrows Green Again
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 hours ago

            Cheers, I mainly rely on you lot for the eye test results so thank you! Knowing my luck I'll fail to qualify for 100k this year. Has to happen at some point :S

    3. ppv
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      Helps but not essential

    4. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      Hardly ever see any full PL games anymore, don't think it makes a huge difference (but I'm not very good at this anyway so maybe it would do).

    5. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      I watch all Liverpool games and probably the other televised games as well if I've got nothing better to do.

      Does it make me any better at FPL? No.

    6. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      4 or 5 and for those who are saying it doesn't have any difference are clueless...

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

      Big help, watch 3 or 4 live if possible.

      1. Stormbringer22
        1 month, 15 hours ago

        I would be honest, whenever I do get the chance to watch a game, it gives me a lot more to go on than just reading about it. It's only normal.

        Would be an awesome stat to see how many FPL players from the top 10K regularly watch the PL games.

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

      Frequency has increased since couple of months (left the job 😛 )

      5-6 games on average depending on which teams are playing when and whether I'm interested in their players. It has certainly improved decision making especially when picking a differential player. Also helps in avoiding players who may have scored well but looked poor.

      1. Stormbringer22
        1 month, 15 hours ago

        Makes sense 100%. If I had the time and also didn't mind paying for Sky Sports and BT Sports, would probably be watching more myself.

        The only games I do occasionally watch are the Liverpool once since I live in Liverpool and that's my team. Best is when I actually get to go see them live.

        1. Stormbringer22
          1 month, 15 hours ago

          ones*

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

          One thing I have noticed is that if you watch 3-4 games of same team continuously, you start getting much better idea of that team, how things are working, what will happen if this scenario happens etc etc...

          1. Stormbringer22
            1 month, 15 hours ago

            Definitely. The problem I'm having is that the only team I have such a deep insight of is Liverpool. Should really make some more effort

    9. Cant fit my Willian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      Usually watch 2 or 3 over the weekend. I'd recommend watching match of the day if you can.

    10. Better off with a pin and a…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      Very rarely watch a live game. Catch Match of the Day regularly, often listen to the radio commentary and read a lot of match reports. I think being aware of the games helps; the radio commentary can be as useful as watching the match IMO.

      1. Relaxing
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 hours ago

        Who passes the ear test then

        1. Stormbringer22
          1 month, 14 hours ago

          Aguerooooooooooo! 😀

    11. pricycle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      I think it does help but you'd have to watch an awful lot of games to get the same info as you can get in 20 minutes on this site. I only ever watch Villa games and that helped me transfer McGinn (remember him?) to Grealish at exactly the right time. The info on the other ten players come from second hand research! Current rank 4,613.

      1. Stormbringer22
        1 month, 15 hours ago

        That's an amazing rank mate, well done! Gives me hope that watching all the games is not all there is to doing well in FPL.

        1. pricycle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 hours ago

          Cheers! You can definitely do most of the work from stats - I have a scientist mate who had literally no interest and no knowledge of football who turned his hand to FPL based purely on analysis of stats (and before this site was any good!) - he killed it for one season (top 10k) and then gave up, just to prove he could. We're not friends any more 😉

    12. Robbocrop
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 hours ago

      During some periods I actually watch every minute played, usually coincides with things going really well (like gameweeks 18-21 this season). I pay for membership but don´t really need to use any data when that is the case.

      I need to do multi-tasking for it to be possible, though, like shaping up my guitar playing with a game on in the background.

      Biggest downside is "forcing" myself to watch games like Huddersfield-Newcastle last season, ugh ...

    13. DF
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 hours ago

      I was good when I watched the games. I'm terrible now.

    14. Connor Wickham
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 hours ago

      I watch every game I can, makes a massive difference imo. Heightens the highs and lows each gameweek but eye test trumps stats for me.

  11. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 hours ago

    Sky are reporting that Odion Ighalo is one of United's loan targets in light of Marcus Rashford's injury.

    He's coming home, boys and girls. The legend himself.

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

      Ighalooooooo

    2. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      He was decent that one year

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      What is going on at OT?

    4. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      Darron Gibson's unemployed, might as well get him in as MF cover - already knows the way to the training ground, although probably not allowed to drive there himself.

    5. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      What has manchester united turned into

      1. toca
        1 month, 14 hours ago

        A sh!t show

    6. Lindelol
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      I heard some Pikikki guys is out of contract too

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 hours ago

        Finnish striker?

  12. RED_ARMY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 hours ago

    Would you do Vardy + Mane to Auba + Salah -4 ?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      I'd consider it, even if injury news for both Vardy and Mane is not too bad.

  13. ppv
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 15 hours ago

    One time flavours of the month Nick Tanner and Magnus Carlsen are both plummeting. Tanner used all chips

    1. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      He's the Red Car in the Milky Way advert

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 hours ago

        Nice

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      Need luck as well as skill - though I suspect Carlsen has much more of the latter than Tanner

  14. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 15 hours ago

    Scané

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      Very good

    2. Stormbringer22
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      😀 This rivals Kevin de Groine

    3. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      Impressive

  15. Ragnar Lothbrok
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 hours ago

    Anyone else fancy throwing in the towel?

    1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      Hows your rank looking? 800k for me and I'm very fed up, not enjoying the game this year tbh

      1. Ragnar Lothbrok
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 hours ago

        I was up there but the last few weeks have hit me bad and I'm down to 1.3m

        I have a good team! Nothing works...

        Might just have a laugh with my WC

        1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 hours ago

          Yeah sometimes it just all goes wrong, when it rains it pours, I'm still clinging onto hope of top 100k, Salah hat trick on Thursday would help.

          WC is tempting but not sure I would actually change that much...

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      Mentally checked out months ago.

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

        😆

    3. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      I fancy throwing in my panties

    4. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      Webpage check out. What's your rank and can we help?

      1. Ragnar Lothbrok
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 hours ago

        There is now saving me, save yourselves I'd say

        Looking forward to next season now

        1. Ragnar Lothbrok
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 hours ago

          no*

        2. Make Arrows Green Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 hours ago

          Do something seriously maverick before you quit. Or go for a monthly prize or something.

          1. Ragnar Lothbrok
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 hours ago

            Currently on Salah TC, so if he does something amazing against WHU then I'm back on it

            I tried Duffy TC last year, that was my only maverick move

        3. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 hours ago

          “Out there, Bones, someone is saying the three most beautiful words in the galaxy... Please, help me.” (Capt Kirk)

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

      Already did before season started

      1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 hours ago

        Our battle for the hamsters wooden spoon is keeping me going 😉

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

          😆

          Same, desperate times, want to get out of bottom asap. Thats the only reason of playing till now 😀

          1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 hours ago

            Haha I had hopes of Europa League places but avoiding relegation is the focus now 😉

  16. jayzico
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 15 hours ago

    Is there a chance Pope has a blank gw? I'm WCing and have 4.6max to spend

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

      If Burnley are in the FA Cup in Rd 6, blank in 31.

      1. jayzico
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 15 hours ago

        Thanks TM. Same question for McCarthy?

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

          S'ton vs Arsenal, if either make Rd 6 etc

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

      One game wont make much difference, pick the best GK, will even out.

      Hope for a Norwich win tomorrow and he will have a game in 31

      1. jayzico
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 15 hours ago

        Cheers guys. WOuld you

        A. Pope + Tananga
        B. McArthy + Lascelles

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

    Sounds like better than expected scan results for Mane. Will probably still be eased back.

    1. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      I really hope he's fit and raring to go with no ill-effects at all. In Gameweek 25.

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

      Where did you get that news from?

  18. jayzico
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 15 hours ago

    GK up to 4.6m? Who?

    1. Jamb0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 hours ago

      McCarthy

  19. BigBillyBass
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 hours ago

    Would you rather next season your team win the premier league or you finish number 1 in the world on FPL?

    No answers from Liverpool or Man City fans please.

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

      Finish #1 in FPL (Perks of being a neutral) 😀

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      MUFC fan, more chance of #1 in FPL than PL win.

    3. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      I want a neutral team to win the PL & Fpl hacked for eternity. The hacker burns the game down permanently & this place becomes an empty room

      1. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 hours ago

        Bad season?

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

          You betcha!

          200k atm. Don't know what to make of it

          1. Make Arrows Green Again
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 hours ago

            That's pretty good! I went from 84k to 57k with an Alli haul - 13 points the difference. You can go pretty much anywhere from 200k

      2. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 hours ago

        This.
        I've almost forgotten what my kids' faces look like because of FPL.

  20. Strchld
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 hours ago

    So before GW25 we know who is blanking GW28, right?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      After Wednesday, all will be revealed.

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

      Possibly no if FA Cup replay.

    3. ppv
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 hours ago

      Yes FA Cup doesn't effect GW 28 only caraboa final. Probably Villa v Man City

      1. Kabayan
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 hours ago

        Check again

  21. Willmissudimitrypayet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 hours ago

    Any changes u would make going forward? 0,4 ITB

    McCarthy
    Lundstram, O'Connell, TAA, Aurier, Rico
    Salah, KDB, Martial, Grealish, Fleck
    Auba, Ings, Firmino

    How will Martial do without Rashford? Still, he is play CF with possible penalties.

    Lundstram, has Besic overtaken him?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      You look incredibly well set up - but I think Wednesday showed how lost UTD are without Marcus.
      Lundy just a rest I think, Besic played last time they faced City too.

  22. Netters2018
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 hours ago

    Mane and Greenwood to Son and Jimi? Y or N?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      Maybe, love Son, but Spurs still very poor.

      1. Netters2018
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 hours ago

        I have 10.3m for mid spot, who would you go for. Already have KDB, Salah, Grealish and Adama....

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 hours ago

          Tricky, not much else around that price. Rich and keep the change (if fit) - can't see any reason he can't score in the upcoming supposedly red fixtures (derby aside).

  23. jayzico
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 15 hours ago

    Sorry for repost. But just want to see what general consesus is:

    A. Pope + Tananga
    or
    B. McArthy + Lascelles

    1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      b

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      Easy B

    3. pricycle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      B for sure if you need your defender to play. Can't rely on Tananga yet

    4. iL PiStOlErO
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      B

    5. jayzico
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      Thanks all. Great feedback. Much appreciated.

  24. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 hours ago

    Vardy and Greenwood out for Jimenez and DCL?

    Would give me the following

    Ryan (lol)
    Trent (king) Lunders (Lord) Kelly (meh)
    Salah (captain) KDB (prince) Maddison (siggy lite) Mane (crocked) Cantwell (blonde)
    Jimenez (senor) DCL (Englands number 9)

    Woodman* (lol), Ings (Saint), Mings (lol), Soyuncu (meh)

    Would be for a hit, I had fun writing this

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      Yes, just go for it Tobs.

      1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 hours ago

        Cool, now I can blame you when it goes wrong 😉

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 hours ago

          Fine with me, get it all day at home anyway.

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      Good combo but I would rather look at one of Kun/Auba and Mane potentialy also out.

      1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 hours ago

        That's a good point, Either of them may have a blank coming up though right?

        1. iL PiStOlErO
          1 month, 15 hours ago

          Mane only cause of his injury. They could have blank yes but I think even with rotation Kun is safer bet, big game player and Auba could leave Ars but if not...

  25. LewanGOALski
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 15 hours ago

    Best Tammy replacement for up to 7.7?
    Have Vardy & Ings

    thx

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      Jim

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      Jimmy

    3. antis0cial
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      Jime

    4. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      Jimenez

    5. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 hours ago

      Jimmy. No doubt.

  26. Wag the Drog
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 15 hours ago

    Tammy to Raul a no brainer? Or wait and see how bad Vardy and Mane's injuries are.

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      Yes, do it. Che out of form and maybe new signing in attack.

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 hours ago

      Jimi in

  27. Lindelol
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 hours ago

    This is a very nice article by Simon March. I totally like it.

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 hours ago

      Me too, won't stop me carrying on doing it though

  28. D.Glynn
    1 month, 15 hours ago

    When are possible blank GW possible and for who? I've missed that conversation/info somewhere.

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 hours ago

      Wait for FA Cup and League Cup semis to finish.
      Google Ben Crellin.

      1. D.Glynn
        1 month, 14 hours ago

        Thanks

  29. Luis Suarez Ate My Homework
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 15 hours ago

    I've made a punt.

    Vardy out. Martinelli in.

    Need to do something wild, and I've done it.

    Guaita (McGovern)
    TAA Gomez Lundstrom
    Doucoure KDB Salah(c) Martial
    Ings Aguero(v) Martinelli

    Subs: Soyuncu Dendoncker Reid

    COYG! 😉

    1. Stormbringer22
      1 month, 14 hours ago

      Auba is back though. Does that not worry you?

  30. as33
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 hours ago

    TC Salah, hope he will score at least 1 goal 🙂

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 hours ago

      I am hoping for a hattie

      1. as33
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 hours ago

        Had great chances yesterday