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How to stop the Mane ‘bad beat’ affecting your FPL season

Fantasy Premier League and the game of Texas Hold’ Em Poker have a lot of similarities.

You’re playing a game of cards throughout the night and there sometimes comes a hand where you have played everything correctly and, statistically, the odds are in your favour.

But then the least probable outcome happens. Your Sadio Mané (£12.5m) Triple Captain goes off injured early. That’s just how the dice rolls sometimes.

In Poker, we call it a ‘bad beat’. Over the course of the night, you have about 150-200 hands to play and there will be times when you do face a bad beat; a statistically unfavourable outcome (more than once in a lot of cases).

What separates the skilled players from the normal players in Poker though are the ones that temperamentally do not get affected by the statistically improbable ‘bad beat’ and continue hammering on with their strategy and trust. Despite a few setbacks along the way, they should end the night with a positive outcome with or without minor adjustments.

Keeping your temperament in control is incredibly important. It’s very easy to go ‘on tilt’ and make a series of low probability, irrational decisions after facing a bad beat.

I was talking to Trigg from the FFS boards while writing this in the morning and he had an important point to make here. As humans, we have a tendency to want instant gratification. We want our money (FPL points) back right away and that sometimes leads to poor decision making.

Clear your head and think again.

Mane, Abraham and Vardy injury updates ahead of FA Cup fourth round weekend

My good friend from the FFS boards, Prophet was telling me about a Serbian saying that when roughly translated in English goes like this – “Mom didn’t blame you for gambling but for trying to dig yourself out of the hole”.

The digging yourself out here means first putting in 100 Euros, then 500 and eventually your house. Tilts are dangerous and we should avoid them. The good Poker players are always looking to hunt and find which of their competitors are going ‘on tilt’ so that they can exploit them for some serious money.

Sometimes, you’re not really lucky throughout the night (or your FPL season) and other nights (seasons) you will be more fortunate than normal. Don’t pay attention to the improbable outcomes. We might not even know about it but we’ve probably made a few ‘statistically stupid’ decisions ourselves that have worked out for the best but it is human tendency to remember only the ones that don’t land on your side of the court.

FPL in some ways is similar. You’re making a skilled decision for an unknown outcome. Arguably, you have more control in Poker but there are similarities. There are factors you control and others you don’t. I wrote an article earlier this season that we are making about 140-150 FPL decisions a season:

  • Initial Team + 2 Wildcards + 1 Free Hit = 4 x 15 = 60
  • 38 Captains = 38
  • 3 Chips = 3
  • 35-55 Transfers throughout the season

Naturally, the FPL chips and your captaincies are your relatively high impact decisions. There is more at stake than normal. But they are still not going to decide your ‘entire’ season. All that has happened with some of the high impact decisions not coming your way is that you have received a ‘bad beat’ in a pot in which you have invested a lot of money. It happens. We’ve seen it over the years and if you want to develop as an FPL/ Poker player, don’t let this affect you, laugh it off, clear your head and continue doing what you are doing.

I’ve faced both sides of the coin very recently. The Jamie Vardy (£9.9m) to Sergio Aguero (£12.0m) captain move which worked out spectacularly (I’ve since sold the Manchester City forward and I’m plotting to get him back). But then, of course, I Triple Captained Mané and that turned out to be quite spectacular in its own right. Just goes to see that no one can really see the future and we’re all playing a game where we’re trying to put ourselves in an advantageous position week on week is all. 

Aguero asking the question of non-owners as De Bruyne ticks over

You have to think of your current position as the starting line. AK, another good friend of mine from the FFS boards says that in Poker, whatever be the case, you have to focus on salvaging your ‘current position’. There is a lot of the game left to be played.  Most of us still have about 50 to 60 decisions remaining in the season. That is about 40% of your decision-making pool. There is a lot you can do to affect that.

  • If you’re ranked at around the 1 million mark right now, 500k is just 37 points ahead. That’s one good differential captaincy in my eyes.
  • If you’re ranked at around 500k right now, 100k is just 59 points ahead right now.
  • If you’re ranked at 100k right now, 10k is only 55 points ahead.

If you look at the game this way, you realize that you can still have the rub of the green, have some decisions working in your way and who knows where you will land at the end of the season.

I’d recommend not looking back at what has already happened; instead, plot further ahead (or just take a break and enjoy the FA Cup football over the weekend) and salvage your current position.

The game is more fun that way. Make yourselves immune to the ‘bad beats’. If you’re far away from your actual goal, experiment with some new strategies for the next season. Re-condition your mind to the changing nature of FPL, or check if your current strategy will take you through this night (season) of FPL Poker and go past the bad beats.

Don’t forget it’s a game that we’re playing for fun based around a sport we watch for enjoyment (supposedly!). Don’t make it anything else. I’m currently sitting at an overall rank of 528 and I definitely intend on having fun with the privileged position I am in. Let’s see where it takes me.

Here’s to no more bad beats.

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  1. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    24 days, 23 hours ago

    Evening all. Been overseas for a few days and out of WiFi for most of it so haven’t really caught up with team news etc. Should I be considering WC?

    Current team:
    1FT
    McCarthy, McGovern*
    TAA, Lunds, Williams, Soy*, Holgate*
    Salah, KDB, Mané*, Martial*, Cantwell*
    Vardy*, Ings, DCL*

    Potential WC team:
    McCarthy, Henderson*
    TAA, Robbo*, Lunds, Williams, Lascelles*
    Salah, KDB, Grealish*, Perez*, Fleck*
    Aguero*, Jimi*, Ings

    Would wait for better news re. Mané and Vardy but appreciate any advice!

    Cheers

    1. ratchet
      • 8 Years
      24 days, 22 hours ago

      I like it. I’d wc that team

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        24 days, 22 hours ago

        Thanks mate. Really undecided because it feels too early to WC but not delighted with my team and rank.

        Anything you’d change on the WC?

    2. Lemongrab
      • 10 Years
      24 days, 22 hours ago

      Lord Lund party may be over, if he's a rotation risk I think you're better getting a nailed Shu defender.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        24 days, 22 hours ago

        It’s a fair point tbh.

        What do you think of the rest? Auba vs Kun is a tough one. Could go Auba and spread cash elsewhere?

        1. Lemongrab
          • 10 Years
          24 days, 22 hours ago

          Million Dollar question. I think Auba is the safer pick, he's had a nice rest and will be nailed but Arsenal, whilst much improved, are still a work in progress whereas Kun is on fire, but a massive rotation risk.

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            24 days, 22 hours ago

            Very tough!!

            You reckon I should def be pressing the WC Button before deadline though with my current team?

            1. Lemongrab
              • 10 Years
              24 days, 22 hours ago

              I would definitely wait until Friday before making the decision even if it means missing out on a few rises/falls. If it turns out Mane and Vardy are fit then suddenly it's not as bad as it seems. I'm in a similar boat, got Tammy, Vardy, Cantwell, Mane all flagged and a dodgy defence so wildcard is very tempting but I'm hopefully going to just use a -4 to dig myself out of the mess for now. Vardy home Vs chelsea is a decent fixture, if Mane injury isn't bad he has nor and WHM coming up so I don't really want to sell him.

              1. Lemongrab
                • 10 Years
                24 days, 22 hours ago

                I'm personally going to hold fire, wait until the dgw/injury picture clears up a bit and make a decision on Thu/Fri.

              2. Don Kloppeone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                24 days, 22 hours ago

                Yeh I’m with you on waiting. It does feel like this team is a bit passé and needs some shaking up though.

                How are you doing OR-wise? I’m stuck atm (have been fluctuating between 244k and 144k since GW15) which is making me want to press the button!

                1. ceasar55
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  24 days, 21 hours ago

                  I've have same thoughts Don K. I was around 30k in gw8 and fell from grace since then, hovering between 100-250k since, although finally dug back up to top 90k now (largely with Jimmy in fine form). But WC is very tempting to play very soon. It makes sense to have a new vehicle to help climb the ranks, especially with it being a bit easier to navigate the blanks and doubles that they are currently forecasting.

                  1. Don Kloppeone
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    24 days, 21 hours ago

                    Good to know I’m not alone!

                    You waiting til deadline to decide yeh?

                2. Lemongrab
                  • 10 Years
                  24 days, 21 hours ago

                  On a really bad run. Was around 75k 4 weeks ago, now outside 200k after some moves backfired and terrible luck -Pope and Jimi to Ryan and Ings, captained Vardy for his pen miss. I feel very similar though tempted to wc to stop the rot but trying to save for bgw 31

                  1. Don Kloppeone
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    24 days, 21 hours ago

                    Feel your pain!

                    Hoping things become clearer as we get closer to deadline!

        2. Mainswitch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          24 days, 21 hours ago

          I'm a sucker for stats means im getting Auba for the next 3 Gw's. Reason: They call him the 'Sabbath King' for making hey on a Sunday..

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            24 days, 21 hours ago

            Lol thanks.

            Will wait til nearer deadline and then make a decision!

          2. ceasar55
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            24 days, 21 hours ago

            You'd think it would be Saturday with that name...

    3. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 3 Years
      24 days, 21 hours ago

      Needs a Pope to lead the masses

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        24 days, 21 hours ago

        Pope is always a good pick it’s true. Any other comments on the rest mate?

        1. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 3 Years
          24 days, 21 hours ago

          Tbh, I think this is perfect for a wc. Might try and get Son fwiw as a differential. Auba/Kun conundrum

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            24 days, 21 hours ago

            Agree that Son is tempting. If I go Auba then he is a possibility but would mean weakening a fair amount elsewhere.

            VVD would def still be a decent pick and again if I went Son then I’d pick him over Robbo to save cash.

        2. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 3 Years
          24 days, 21 hours ago

          Also, once the league is won, will Robbo be a much better asset than VVD?

  2. stupendous
    • 7 Years
    24 days, 23 hours ago

    How's this WC looking?

    Pope
    Lundy TAA VVD
    Salah KDB Barnes Traore Grealish
    Aguero Aubameyang

    McGovern Ayew Holgate Tanganga

    1. Karhumies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      24 days, 22 hours ago

      Not sold on McGovern, Ayew and Tanganga. Can you downgrade something to get a stronger bench? McCarthy for bench boost purposes.

      1. stupendous
        • 7 Years
        24 days, 22 hours ago

        Obviously Pope plays every week.

        I've had Ayew all season. He's 5m and has more pts than DCL, Lacazette and Wilson. Going nowhere as a 3rd striker in a 3 5 2.

        I will reassess and Tanganga is a bit of a punt yes.

        1. Karhumies
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          24 days, 22 hours ago

          In 352, Ayew is a fine striker but with Aguero rotation he will come into play a lot. If you are fine with this, no problem then. Otherwise, Deeney has been in great form recently and he's on penalties as well. Pukki would be my second choice (he's sinking pens for Norwich) and Wood my third choice for the slot.

          McCarthy is what, .3 more than McGovern? Seems like pennies worth investing if you can reasonably afford it.

          If I were to take a punt on 5th defender, I think the .1 extra on Williams, .2 extra on Lascelles/Lowton/Mariappa is worth it.

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      24 days, 22 hours ago

      Looks decent. You happy to have a non-playing second keeper?

      I like the differential Barnes pick and the Auba Kun pairing. Not personally sold on the Auba love.

      1. stupendous
        • 7 Years
        24 days, 22 hours ago

        Yes re keeper
        Not sold just yet myself either
        Thanks

    3. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      24 days, 22 hours ago

      Not keen on Tanganga, I'd give Williams a spin over him.

      Pope's not bad at all, but would probably prefer Henderson - if on a WC I think I'd be taking double SHU def for a spin.

      Speaking of SHU defence, is Lundstram the guy anymore? Early to say for sure, but rotation fears seem well founded now.

      Problem with all these is that they require money, which with the 4 premiums will always be hard to find. Personally I'd perhaps downgrade Aguero (unless Auba goes to Barca or something) and upgrade a few other spots, ie Barnes perhaps.

      Good team though.

      1. stupendous
        • 7 Years
        24 days, 22 hours ago

        Wow thanks for your time.

        Agree on Lundy tbh.

        Also might look to upgrade Barnes who is a bit punty also

    4. Harper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      24 days, 22 hours ago

      Looks good, but Jiminez would be a number one priority for me. Kicking myself that I didn't get him on my WC.
      Downgrade Ayew and Holgate and switch to 3-4-3 with Jimmy instead of Grealish if that is possible?

    5. Riverside Red
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      24 days, 22 hours ago

      Good team

  3. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    24 days, 23 hours ago

    Would you WC this? 1FT

    Ryan McGovern
    TAA Lund Soy Sidibe Williams
    Salah Mane* KDB Grealish Traore
    Vardy* Maupay DCL

    1. Karhumies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      24 days, 22 hours ago

      Nah. Your worst case scenario is 442 for 1GW (instead of 343) with a solid team. You have a strong enough bench to get through this.

  4. Kevin de Blanke
    • 4 Years
    24 days, 22 hours ago

    When do CL play begin again?

    Just expect Kun to play CL more than PL now that the league is lost

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      24 days, 22 hours ago

      26th February

      1. Kevin de Blanke
        • 4 Years
        24 days, 22 hours ago

        great thanks

  5. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    24 days, 22 hours ago

    How many issues with the team are considered right for an early Wildcard?

    1. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 6 Years
      24 days, 21 hours ago

      When half the team is a big problem. If you can fix it with a few strategic hits do that. Wc will be very handy later.

  6. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    24 days, 22 hours ago

    Thoughts on this WC? Leaves .9 m in bank

    Henderson
    TAA Stevens Van Dijk
    Salah KDB Pérez Grealish
    Aubameyang Jiménez Ings

    McCarthy Fleck Lascelles C Taylor

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      24 days, 22 hours ago

      * Fleck could actually be Traoré

  7. @fpl_phenom
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    24 days, 22 hours ago

    I'm amazed that all the wildcards are so similar, including my own.... should we look at this as the wisdom of crowds theory or are we all echo chambering each other towards terrible decisions....

    1. Fitzy.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      24 days, 22 hours ago

      I'm amazed that so many people are playing wildcards...

      1. @fpl_phenom
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        24 days, 22 hours ago

        Im regretting it .... I had 2 free transfers... probably should have just done a mini wilcard with a hit or 2 to freshen up the team.... its done now so Im trying to get a team to cover me for several weeks...

        Thoughts on Aguero ... ?

        1. Fitzy.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          24 days, 22 hours ago

          Not for me at the moment with rotation and those fixtures.

      2. Freddiebell
        • 3 Years
        24 days, 22 hours ago

        Well if you had vardy* Abraham* mane* martial* cantwell* you would too.

        1. Fitzy.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          24 days, 22 hours ago

          I've got all of them other than Abraham.

          1. Freddiebell
            • 3 Years
            24 days, 21 hours ago

            I've got all of them that's why I wc

        2. kyrgios
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          24 days, 22 hours ago

          Ive got all of em and 1FT, no WC just yet

    2. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 3 Years
      24 days, 21 hours ago

      Conundrum for me too. Wildcarding to the "template" cannot be what this game is about. WC for me is either when your team is in dire trouble (injuries, bans etc), or when you think you'll jump a wagon before most of the other

  8. @fpl_phenom
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    24 days, 22 hours ago

    To have Aguero or not is the biggest dilemma on my wildcard... Have I missed the bus... ? difficult to captain him with Pepe rotation.... Team looks way better with my Aubamayang Jiminez Ings frontline

    1. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      24 days, 22 hours ago

      Can’t fit them all in, but reckon Auba is a great differential

      1. Hana
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        24 days, 22 hours ago

        I reckon Pepe is a better differential, one no one it seems is willing to take a punt on

        1. noquarternt
          • 4 Years
          24 days, 18 hours ago

          That would be an enormous differential. Don’t know if I’ve got the guts for that

    2. Flapjack
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      24 days, 22 hours ago

      Tricky one ain’t it. Would you captain him ?

      That West Ham fixture could be tasty

      1. @fpl_phenom
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        24 days, 22 hours ago

        its really hard to know what to do ... I owned him for almost all the first half of the season , very frustrating to say the least..

        If I owned him Id surely captain him v the hammers yes...

  9. Oggle22
    • 3 Years
    24 days, 22 hours ago

    Mccarthy
    TAA Holgate Kelly Lundstarm
    Salah Mane KDB Martial Moura
    Vardy

    Button Greenwood Stephens Long

    Zero in the bank and 1ft

    Moura and Long to Fleck and DCL or Jiminez?

    Cheers

  10. denial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    24 days, 22 hours ago

    WC draft with Auba and Kun. Y or N?

    McCarthy Button
    TAA Robertson Lund (or SHU def) Lascelles Hanley
    Salah Grealish KDB Traore Haydn
    Kun Auba Ings

    1. denial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      24 days, 22 hours ago

      .5 ITB

    2. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      24 days, 22 hours ago

      Very nicd

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      24 days, 22 hours ago

      I think KDB and Kun is a bit too much with those fixtures.. I like the Auba pick though.

      1. denial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        24 days, 22 hours ago

        Yeah. Fair point. Kun's on great form though

    4. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      24 days, 22 hours ago

      GW28 is likely to be an issue for you with KDB, Kun and Auba all likely to black, and maybe Grealish as well.

  11. noquarternt
    • 4 Years
    24 days, 22 hours ago

    What are all the wildcards for? No news on Mané and still blanks and DGWs coming up right?

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      24 days, 22 hours ago

      Mane out for 3 weeks

      1. Fitzy.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        24 days, 22 hours ago

        Where'd you see that?

        1. Fitzy.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          24 days, 22 hours ago

          Just saw where you got it, but that's not official at all

          1. @fpl_phenom
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            24 days, 22 hours ago

            this! could be absolute bull

  12. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    24 days, 22 hours ago

    Any starting keepers at 4.0m?

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      24 days, 22 hours ago

      no

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        24 days, 22 hours ago

        Boo, need to sign one before benchboost.

  13. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    24 days, 22 hours ago

    WC this?

    McCarthy** Button
    Trent Aurier* Soyuncu* Rico* Lund*
    Salah Mane* Martial* Grealish De Bruyne
    Vardy Ings** Greenwood

    **by southampton assets as have to play L'pool atm. Surely theres a lot of points to be gained by keeping on WC but benching GW25.

    This would be WC team:

    Henderson McCarthy
    Trent Robertson Fernandez Cahill Baldock
    KDB Salah Traore Grealish Perez
    Aubameyang Jimenez Ings

    DO NOW? Traore rises tonight

  14. Edge
    • 10 Years
    24 days, 22 hours ago

    Mane > Salah before the .1 price rise? Or be patient and wait until after the pool game.

    A) Yeah, bank it!
    B) Patience

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      24 days, 22 hours ago

      A

    2. kyrgios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      24 days, 22 hours ago

      B ignore the price rise

    3. Kevin de Blanke
      • 4 Years
      24 days, 22 hours ago

      That 0.1 wont get you any points

      B for sure

  15. Warby84
    • 4 Years
    24 days, 22 hours ago

    Tempted by WC but not hit button, -4 so far,

    Henderson
    Lascelles Trent Lundstrum
    Salah Mane Grealish DeBruyne
    Aubameyang Maupay Haller

    Dunk Kelly March

    WILDCARD TO THIS CURRENTLY ON -4

    Henderson McCarthy
    TAA Digne Lascelles OConnell Doherty
    Salah Fleck DeBruyne Traoré Grealish
    Aubameyang Jimenez Maupay(Ings Placeholder)

    Really tempted to go heavier in defence, and I really like this WC Squad, would move to a 4-3-3 most weeks...
    Any thoughts????

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      24 days, 22 hours ago

      Wildcard

    2. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      24 days, 22 hours ago

      Really nice wc team

    3. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      24 days, 22 hours ago

      2.4 itb

  16. ALI_G
    • 2 Years
    24 days, 22 hours ago

    Evening all
    Any tweaks here other than the obvious if Mane / Vardy are injured?

    Hendo Button
    TAA Soy Lund (Kelly*) (Aurier)
    Mane* Salah KdB Grealish (Gendo*)
    Vardy* Ings DCL

    1FT, 1.2 ITB

    Bench is a bit weak might do Gendo to Fleck if Mane is injured short term
    If Mane out long term will get Son
    if Vardy injured will get Jimi

  17. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    24 days, 22 hours ago

    Ideal scenario for me would be:

    Spurs, Liverpool, Man Utd, Man City, Newcastle and Arsenal all winning in the FA Cup.

    Chelsea drawing Man City in the 5th Round.

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      24 days, 21 hours ago

      Nice writeup.. Up to date even 2 years later.

  18. @fpl_phenom
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    24 days, 22 hours ago

    Robertson & £6.9M midfielder (None excite me at all!)

    or

    Gomez & Mahrez

    Team below :

    Henderson McCarthy
    Trent Lascelles Lundstram Stevens [ ? ]
    Salah KDB Traore Grealish [ ? ]
    Aubamayang Ings Jimenez

    Feedback on this one really appreciated , thanks!

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      24 days, 22 hours ago

      Or VVD and mid up to 7.4. Willian as bit of differential

      1. @fpl_phenom
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        24 days, 22 hours ago

        another option yes but again not very enticing ... for me anyway

    2. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      24 days, 21 hours ago

      Is that Stephens of Southampton. If I not I prefer him.

      1. @fpl_phenom
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        24 days, 21 hours ago

        yes stevens of southampton 4.4M

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      24 days, 21 hours ago

      Triple SHU 😮

      1. @fpl_phenom
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        24 days, 20 hours ago

        Stephens of southampton

  19. LIARS POKER
    • 3 Years
    24 days, 22 hours ago

    Thoughts on these options?

    A) Vardy, Mane -> Auba, Son for free
    B) Vardy, Mane, Cantwell -> Auba, Sterling, Dendonker/Luiz (-4)
    C) Neither

    1. andres
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      24 days, 22 hours ago

      Why would you get sterling?

    2. Am sorry to say again it�…
      • 1 Year
      24 days, 21 hours ago

      Vardy & Mane might play, auba might leave and Sterling has done nothing in ages...

  20. andres
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    24 days, 22 hours ago

    Hedno
    Sidibe TAA Soy
    Kdb Mane* Salah Traore
    DCL Vardy* Ings

    Lund, Cantwell, Kelly 1.7, 2FT

    Mane, vardy to:

    A son, auba
    B mahrez, jimi
    C 11.5 mid, aguero

    1. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      24 days, 22 hours ago

      can you do Son, Aguero?

      1. andres
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        24 days, 22 hours ago

        Yes

        1. andres
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          24 days, 22 hours ago

          Not sure that is worth it though

        2. leo_messi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          24 days, 21 hours ago

          Vardy will be fit, Mane maybe, it's not worth it

          1. King Sheep
            • 3 Years
            24 days, 21 hours ago

            Son/Aguero - any rotation worries you can switch to Auba

            1. baps sniffer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              24 days, 21 hours ago

              Liverpool has nice fixtures, how to get 3rd in with those transfers?

          2. baps sniffer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            24 days, 21 hours ago

            Lei form, Vardy form, fixtures?!?There are question marks imho.

  21. @fpl_phenom
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    24 days, 21 hours ago

    A: Robertson & £6.9M midfielder (None excite me at all!)

    or

    B: Gomez & Mahrez

    1. King Sheep
      • 3 Years
      24 days, 21 hours ago

      B

  22. AYLD28
    • 4 Years
    24 days, 21 hours ago

    RMWCT and help me fit the final 3 spots:

    Hendo McCarthy
    TAA Robertson Lundstram XX
    Troare Salah KDB Grealish Fleck
    Jimenez Ings XX

    1. Fernandez Aubam Doherty
    2. Lacelles Aguero Laporte

    1. AYLD28
      • 4 Years
      24 days, 21 hours ago

      Missed an XX in defence

    2. King Sheep
      • 3 Years
      24 days, 21 hours ago

      2

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      24 days, 21 hours ago

      1 - and I might also go Stevens over Lundstram on WC as think Besic going to get games. Good team and very template with many others WC teams posted here today

      1. AYLD28
        • 4 Years
        24 days, 21 hours ago

        Yeah, I actually built this team prior to seeing any other wildcards so it was funny seeing this as now “template”

        Just seems many have had similar thoughts with who has potential coming up

  23. Catastrophe
    • 9 Years
    24 days, 21 hours ago

    0.2 ITB.

    Ryan
    TAA, Holgate, Kelly
    Salah, Mane*, KDB, Grealish
    Aguero, Ings, DCL

    (Woodman, Lundstram, Traore, Simpson)

    A) Mane -> Son
    B) Mane & Holgate -> Son & VVD
    C) Mane & Lundstram -> Son & VVD

    Time for Lundstram to go despite fixtures?

    Cheers

  24. @fpl_phenom
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    24 days, 21 hours ago

    hmmm interesting Mahrez has played more than Aguero

    1. Nuno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      24 days, 21 hours ago

      Aguero was injured

      1. @fpl_phenom
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        24 days, 21 hours ago

        even still , I think there is a perception Mahrez isn't nailed enough, but his returns are impressive and his minutes of late even more so... Bernardo and Sterling's form has been poor... I think I might bring him in on my wildcard, only 9.3% TSB also ....

  25. Nuno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    24 days, 21 hours ago

    Mane + Vardy > Aubameyang + Sterling?

    1. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      24 days, 21 hours ago

      Sterling, why?

      1. Am sorry to say again it�…
        • 1 Year
        24 days, 21 hours ago

        Vardy Mane might play, auba might leave and Sterling has done nothing in ages...

      2. Nuno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        24 days, 21 hours ago

        Because nobody likes him anymore

        1. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 3 Years
          24 days, 21 hours ago

          For good reason

    2. Dr Mulholland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      24 days, 21 hours ago

      Yep

  26. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    24 days, 21 hours ago

    Finding it so hard to be patient.

    Tammy -> Jimenez or wait?

    1. kyrgios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      24 days, 21 hours ago

      Why the rush?

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        24 days, 21 hours ago

        tammy dropping tonight. low tv.

  27. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    24 days, 21 hours ago

    Kelly to Lascelles for free?

    1. @fpl_phenom
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      24 days, 21 hours ago

      if nothing else is on fire then yes

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        24 days, 21 hours ago

        Team is:

        Schmeich
        VVD TAA Kelly
        Salah KDB Martial Maddi
        Pukki Auba Ings

        McGov Lunds Holgate Hayden

        0itb 1ft

  28. BENOIT
    • 4 Years
    24 days, 21 hours ago

    Vardy has 3 tough fixtures coming up and is dropping...

    Worth a punt to Auba for 3 weeks, regardless of Vardy injury news?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      24 days, 21 hours ago

      Thats what I did.. Only concern is Auba leaving, but hopefully he stays.

      1. @fpl_phenom
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        24 days, 21 hours ago

        no chance Aubamayang is let leave in january

  29. King Sheep
    • 3 Years
    24 days, 21 hours ago

    McCarthy, Ramsdale
    TAA, Soy, Lund, Kelly, Williams
    Mane*, KDB, Moura, Maddison, Cantwell*
    Vardy*, Abraham*, Firmino

    4 injuries and a few I'm not happy with.

    Would you

    A - WC

    B - Mane/Abraham > Salah/Ings

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      24 days, 21 hours ago

      B

    2. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      24 days, 21 hours ago

      I had similar team and wc last night