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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. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    Henderson
    TAA Lundstram Dunk
    Mane Salah KDB Grealish
    Vardy DCL Greenwood

    McGovern Rico Soyuncu Dendoncker

    1 FT, 2.5 ITB

    1. Mane (if injured) >> Mahrez (or suggestion)
    2. Soyuncu Mane >> Robertson Mahrez (or ?!) [-4]

    Thanks all

    1. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      I would save if at all possible. Otherwise look at getting fleck for dend. Holding mane could still work out well even if he misses Southampton

    2. DontPiqueTooSoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      I would hold Mane. I have shifted Cantwell to Traore to strengthen my midfield to cover for Manes absence temporarily.

  2. FPLAdmiral
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 20 hours ago

    Thoughts on this WC chaps? VVD + Laporte could be Robertson + Baldock.

    Henderson
    TAA, VVD, Laporte
    Salah, KDB, Traore, Fleck
    Aguero, Auba, Ings

    (McCarthy)(Hayden, Williams, Lascelles)

    1. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 20 hours ago

      Don't like the midfield

      1. FPLAdmiral
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 19 hours ago

        Can’t have them all! Sheff Utd have great fixtures and Traore is in amazing form.

        1. in sane in de bruyne
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          29 days, 19 hours ago

          Don't rate Traore and Fleck at all but the rest is great.

          1. jaybradlights
            • 10 Years
            29 days, 19 hours ago

            Have you watched Wolves in the past 5 games? I'm not sure you could ask for more from a 5.7 winger in a top 10 team, I think he's great value.

            Fleck is a risk as a 4th mid but I guess Aguero/Auba is the justification

            1. in sane in de bruyne
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              29 days, 19 hours ago

              Yes I have watched Wolves. He was great in the Liverpool game.
              I just don't think he is a good FPL asset.
              Not doing great against the easier opponent's.

              1. DontPiqueTooSoon
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                29 days, 19 hours ago

                So his 10 points away to Southampton doesn't count? I think for 5.7 you can't ask for more to be honest. He is in form too and has produced more consistent results of late.

                1. in sane in de bruyne
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  29 days, 19 hours ago

                  One double digit against Southampton, wow. Yes, it counts.

              2. GuenDoozy
                29 days, 19 hours ago

                Think hes been fantastic off late.

    2. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      Midfield too weak with all that money in defence and up front

      1. FPLAdmiral
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 19 hours ago

        Could do Laporte > Fleck and invest 1.2m in to midfield?

        1. JohnRoss
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          29 days, 19 hours ago

          I presume you mean lundstram or baldock but yes

          1. FPLAdmiral
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            29 days, 19 hours ago

            Yeah sorry Baldock!

    3. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      I’d lose one of Aguero/Auba for Jiminez

      1. FPLAdmiral
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 19 hours ago

        That’s definitely the sensible move, the lure of having both is strong though, I’m having a horrible season and 420k OR so need some differentials

      2. GuenDoozy
        29 days, 19 hours ago

        Agree

    4. jaybradlights
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      City and Arsenal expected to blank in GW28 - what's your plan then? I'm not sure your bench is strong enough to cover.

      Personally I would have Robertson + Baldock

      1. GuenDoozy
        29 days, 19 hours ago

        Do you Think Robbo outscores VVD from now on?

      2. Philip Jones's Diary
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 18 hours ago

        First round of FA Cup is usually the time to use the free-hit.

    5. GuenDoozy
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      Quite similar to mine below. I think Jiminez can easy be at par with your 2 big hitters tbh. I would have Fleck as a 5th mid, not 4th. Fleck/traore/Grealish rotation for me, 2 of them play

    6. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      I have the exact same front 8. Love it.

      1. FPLAdmiral
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 18 hours ago

        Nice! If the big hitters go off it could be massive! You on WC too?

  3. HollywoodXI
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 19 hours ago

    Should’ve read the “bad beat” article before making rage transfers last night 🙂

    1. Lateriser 12
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      might have not necessarily made rage ones.

      1. HollywoodXI
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 17 hours ago

        Greenwood, Ings, Mane to Aguero, Auba and Hayden - 8 point hit. Hmm.

  4. Kaiser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    29 days, 19 hours ago

    Feel better now. I forgot to TC Mane, just the C. My rival was who TC TAA will cut into my 50 point lead. Yet he’s pissed because i still have the TC chip and will probably still be ahead this week.

  5. in sane in de bruyne
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 19 hours ago

    Early thoughts..
    thoughts on this lot fellas?

    McCarthy
    Trent Digne Lundstram
    Salah Mane* KDB Mahrez
    Vardy* Deeney DCL

    (McGovern Rico Cantwell Kabasele)
    1FT 0 5ITB

    1. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      I think someone like fleck covers deeney better. Would also have a plan for moving on digne

      1. in sane in de bruyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 19 hours ago

        Thanks but no thanks.
        What's wrong with Digne?

        1. JohnRoss
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          29 days, 19 hours ago

          Apologies, I meant fleck is decent cover for deeneys tougher fixtures. Everton's fixtures are turning soon and having two is not great imo. A double blades defence could work well with their fixtures

          1. JohnRoss
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            29 days, 19 hours ago

            *fleck instead of cantwell

            1. in sane in de bruyne
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              29 days, 19 hours ago

              Deeney is fine for the next three fixtures imo, will probably bring Ings back for him.
              Digne fixtures are red but they really should not be imo. I think I will keep him for a while.
              Thank you though!

  6. OleGGMU
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 19 hours ago

    Morning lads
    Current squad
    Hendo, Pope
    TAA, Gomez, Lascelles, Lund, Holgate
    Mane, Traore, KDB, Grealish, Son
    DCL, Ings, Jimi
    6.1 itb

    Apart from the obvious mane to salah and bringing vardy back at some point, looking at post gw28 currently.
    Any transfer suggestions or stick as is

    1. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      Hold if you can. Don't like double Everton and don't think you need Pope and Henderson

      1. OleGGMU
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 19 hours ago

        Who would you suggest to replace Holgate? DCL to vardy post gw28 is my current intentions unless Villa pull off an upset this wkend.
        Went for Pope over McCarthy as I trust Burnley def a bit more for a future bench boost over Sou def.

  7. Here's Tom with the We…
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 19 hours ago

    On wildcard, would you prefer...

    A Robbo and Fleck
    B VVD and Traore

    1. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      A

    2. OleGGMU
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      B for me, purely because of rotation that could affect robbo.
      Fleck would a be a good differential considering the traore interest peaking

      A for short term till signs of rotation, b is more set and forget

      1. Here's Tom with the We…
        • 8 Years
        29 days, 19 hours ago

        Yeah it’s the rotation that is making me sway toward VVD.

    3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      Both are fine, not much in it.

      Traore is fun to watch.

      1. Here's Tom with the We…
        • 8 Years
        29 days, 19 hours ago

        I know that’s why I want him! I’m going Jiménez and double Wolves just seems too much.

    4. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      B

  8. Holmes (specialist in failu…
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 19 hours ago

    Is "shots conceded inside the box" worth looking at? How important it is when it comes to decide whether that defense is good or bad?

    Any other important parameter worth considering?

    1. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      Shots on target and big chances conceded

      1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 19 hours ago

        Thanks. Shots conceded inside the box is worth looking at?

        1. JohnRoss
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          29 days, 19 hours ago

          For sure but shots on target at least equal weighting for me

          1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
            • 6 Years
            29 days, 19 hours ago

            Thanks

  9. BNMC
    29 days, 19 hours ago

    Who scores more?
    Alli (MCI)
    Hayden (NOR)

    1. BNMC
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      Seems like a silly question but Alli has been so inconsistent especially against the top teams.

      1. barracuda
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 19 hours ago

        Hayden does nothing

        1. BNMC
          29 days, 19 hours ago

          Well, NEW are more likely to get a CS and 3 points is more than 2.

  10. wulfranian
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 19 hours ago

    Maupay or Tosun?

    1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      It's like being asked which sense would you lose if required....
      I own maupay and would narrowly prefer over tosun. He's been very unfortunate not to have a few goals lately - albeit as an average player.

      1. wulfranian
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 19 hours ago

        cheers.I will sell Vardy if he is out.

    2. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      Just listened to Brendon Roger's on SKY and he sounded very confident that Vardy should be ok.....may even make the Villa game midweek

      1. wulfranian
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 19 hours ago

        cheers

    3. GuenDoozy
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      I went tosun over Deeney last week. Deeney far superior, it was a rookie mistake

  11. Bobby
    • 10 Years
    29 days, 19 hours ago

    Great article - its during and after the west ham game I'm dreading. That's when it will properly become a reality.

  12. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 19 hours ago

    Have TAA Salah Mane, is it worth changing double LIV defence now??

    1. GuenDoozy
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      I'm doing it. But I'm on Wc

  13. PlumaPiedra
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 19 hours ago

    This is probably the best article I've ever read on here.

    1. YekiM
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      It's good. But ignore bench decisions in his sum which annoys me.

      1. PlumaPiedra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 19 hours ago

        There's always one that finds the negatives.

        1. YekiM
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          29 days, 19 hours ago

          Valid point and you know it. I said it was good.

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      It was written so that Lateriser could subtle drop in his rank at the end 😆

      There will be countless Mané out transfers due to this DGW. Some will prove to be good decisions others will not. Given Liverpool’s immediate fixtures, it will depend on how aggressive Klopp is in wrapping up the PL title or whether he starts to rest and rotate.

      1. PlumaPiedra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 19 hours ago

        If I was him I'd be shouting my rank in every article 😆

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          29 days, 19 hours ago

          Haha true 😀

      2. OleGGMU
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 19 hours ago

        Kloppies current attitude would suggest going full tilt for the title until the C appears next to their name. UCL till a few weeks away so rotation risk, imo, is low until then.
        Wiv the PL table the way it is, Pool have the security to focus on other tournies but again factor in the fact that Pool truly believed last season was their season only for it to slip away in the end would be Ruthless Agression for the title this season to completely secure it before turning eyes elsewhere

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          29 days, 19 hours ago

          Yeah I think this is the strategy too, but wondering if the injury to Mané affects his thinking? With Miramina in the side , Liverpool seemed to switch to a 442 without the ball and largely struggled vs Wolves to win and keep possession. Needs a bit of tuning.

  14. BNMC
    29 days, 19 hours ago

    Mane blanking doesn't hurt me too much, it's just the fact that Salah could easily haul against WHU that scares me. At least I have Firmino who could bail me out.

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      Salah just less than 100% EO and you have Firmino even if he’s quiet the impact won’t be too great

  15. YekiM
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    29 days, 19 hours ago

    Why ignore your bench in the decision making. I've seen several people do this. Add 38-76 more decisions to the 150 count. Just nonsense to ignore the fact you've got a bench in decision making.

    1. Lateriser 12
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      Slipped my mind this

      1. YekiM
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        29 days, 19 hours ago

        Who you looking to replace Mane with?

        1. Lateriser 12
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          29 days, 19 hours ago

          Too early to think about that

  16. FPL Pillars
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 19 hours ago

    McCarty

    TAA Soy Lund
    Salah Mane KBD Grealish
    Vardy Ings Jimmy

    Martin / Cantwell / Kiko / WillIams
    2FT 0.9 ITB

    Was tempted to do early transfers but such important information and games to play. Next week seems like a long way away. I forgot pool even had a second match, chance for Salah to put his stats input actually output! I hope fab is still out as he would help stem the leaks at wham.

  17. GuenDoozy
    29 days, 19 hours ago

    Thoughts ony WC team? The midfield is tricky, I basically need to pick 3 between Grealish, Traore, Fleck, Perez, Doucoure and Trossard.

    Hendo McCarthy
    TAA VVD Lund Stephens Rico
    Salah KDB Grealish Traore Fleck
    Aguero Jiminez Deeney*

    2.0 ITB

    *Deeney becomes Ings for GW26

    1. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      I like this team a lot. Best WC I have seen......what's your current OR and how long have you played FFS ??

      1. GuenDoozy
        29 days, 19 hours ago

        Thanks 🙂 OR 72K and I'm in my 4th season playing FPL, only my first season on this website though

        1. GuenDoozy
          29 days, 19 hours ago

          Team is linked btw 🙂

        2. Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          29 days, 19 hours ago

          Thanks ....and great team. What are your plans for City blank GW28 ??

          1. GuenDoozy
            29 days, 19 hours ago

            This is why I've gone Fleck instead of Cantwell as my 5th Mid. And all 5 of my defenders and regular starters.

            I'll be open to losing Aguero for that GW though, but too much value tied in KDB

    2. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      Really good. Think I would have Firmino for aguero, baldock for VVD and upgrade traore if possible. Good luck. Stick with your gut

      1. GuenDoozy
        29 days, 19 hours ago

        Cheers! Who would you get for Traore. I think the the ones to potentially upgrade to are Richarlison or Mahrez

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      I have very similar draft. Like it.

      1. GuenDoozy
        29 days, 19 hours ago

        Thanks bro, What's your draft looking like?

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          29 days, 19 hours ago

          Hendo McCarthy
          TAA Robbo Stevens Stephens Lascalles
          Salah KDB/Son Grealish Traore Fleck
          Aguero Jiminez Ings/7m

          1. GuenDoozy
            29 days, 18 hours ago

            What's the thinking behind Robbo over VVD? I'm not sure which one to go for yet

      2. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 19 hours ago

        I'm a bit worried about the midfield though. Got the same 3 cheapies but not sure if they can be relied on long term.

        Could downgrade VVD to Gomez and upgrade one of the mids but the options aren't great tbh.

        Auba not tempting you over Kun?

        1. GuenDoozy
          29 days, 19 hours ago

          Yeah very similar indeed. I'd like to see the transfer rumors clear out before getting Auba, but the fixtures do look amazing and not many will get him. Massive upside so yeah I am tempted

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            29 days, 19 hours ago

            That West Ham fixture for City is scary though. I really want Aguero for that game.

            1. GuenDoozy
              29 days, 18 hours ago

              True, most likely I'll keep him. But I'm open to getting rid and not benching for gw 28

        2. GuenDoozy
          29 days, 19 hours ago

          Yeah man for the mids I cant think of anyone other than the 6 I mentioned above. I think Having Fleck as 5th is great for rotation, I would hate to have to start any the cheapies every single week

  18. Flynny
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 19 hours ago

    Hi....looking for a 1 week punt up to 7m on wildcard before replacing with ings. Who is best option?

    A....maupay at west ham (had last few weeks)

    B...deeney v Everton

    C...dcl

    D...someone else

    Thanks

    1. GuenDoozy
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      I think Deeney

      1. GuenDoozy
        29 days, 19 hours ago

        Or Martinelli

    2. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      Slim pickings. Pukki could be worth a gamble. They have to go for it at Newcastle. No other choice.

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      Go with Maupay only. You'll hate it if he scores and he has a better fixture.
      Wat vs Eve could be a tight game.

      1. Flynny
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 19 hours ago

        Right about maupay. I'll be v annoyed if he scores!!

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          29 days, 19 hours ago

          Think I'll also go with him as my punt on wildcard for this week because I owned him.

    4. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 18 hours ago

      I'd go Deeney. Martinelli will play less now Auba is back.

      1. Flynny
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 18 hours ago

        Yeah its deeney or maupay.

        3 points today mate??

  19. BNMC
    29 days, 19 hours ago

    Would you hold DCL for EVE's red fixtures?

    1. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      I'm debating the same. Looking at the fixtures though, Arsenal, Man U, Chelsea don't seem that bad. Liverpool obviously the difficult one but then it's Norwich.

  20. Bobby
    • 10 Years
    29 days, 19 hours ago

    I actually see lateriser you're having a frustrating season compared to your usual form. What's the best rank you're expecting to achieve now? And are you expecting to have to gamble more or stay safe and steady to accumulate?

    1. Lateriser 12
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      Not at all frustrating. Great form.

      1. Bobby
        • 10 Years
        29 days, 19 hours ago

        Sorry being an idiot - was looking at your gameweek rank not OR!

  21. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 19 hours ago

    What an article. Great stuff

    1. Lateriser 12
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      Cheers

  22. GuenDoozy
    29 days, 19 hours ago

    Great article bro! No wonder you are leading one of the cash leagues I'm on

    1. Lateriser 12
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      Which one?

      1. GuenDoozy
        29 days, 19 hours ago

        Rounders

      2. GuenDoozy
        29 days, 19 hours ago

        I'm in 8th

        1. GuenDoozy
          29 days, 19 hours ago

          I need to Laterise hahah

      3. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 19 hours ago

        You're going to win PMS also!

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      2nd in Ranveer Singh's league too.

      1. GuenDoozy
        29 days, 19 hours ago

        Hey bro! I've hit the WC, team was dire. First draft above what do you think?

        1. GuenDoozy
          29 days, 19 hours ago

          Ah just saw your comment. Thanks!

        2. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          29 days, 19 hours ago

          Me too 😛

        3. Lateriser 12
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          29 days, 19 hours ago

          Ha cheers good luck

  23. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 19 hours ago

    Do we think Martinelli starts next GW?

    1. GuenDoozy
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      I think so yes. Either laca or Pepe dropped when aubas back.

  24. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 19 hours ago

    A bad beat in isolation is usually easy to take.

    But many will have been pounded by bad beat after bad beat. The cumulative effect of these is far more damaging.

    1. Lateriser 12
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      Ya but you got to be able to take it.

    2. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      True. That would be really unlucky though I think. Having a decent bench helps i think.

  25. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    29 days, 19 hours ago

    Great article!
    Think greenwood starts against wolves?

    1. Lateriser 12
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      Who knows really

    2. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      Hard to say. If he does, then it's almost an admission of a mistake in not starting him Vs Burnley but if he doesn't and wolves win then ole is in major trouble

  26. JohnRoss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    29 days, 19 hours ago

    I know it can be a mugs game trying to predict managers, but can you see a subtle strategy change coming for klopp?

    If the title is relatively secure early, then could he move emphasis to defence rather than attack to close out the season and at the same time preserve Salah and mane for CL?

    In which case double pool defence could continue it's recent consistency?

    1. GuenDoozy
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      Going for the liverpool season goalscoring record would be more in line with his personality

      1. JohnRoss
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        29 days, 19 hours ago

        Could be right. I think he will want to do it in style. Lot of pent up feelings at the club surrounding the premier League

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      City did that last season in the end.

      Liverpool could also do it but we can't be sure about it.

  27. YekiM
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    29 days, 19 hours ago

    Why are there loads of people coming up in the members tables saying 0 mins per chance created. How do I get rid of these peeps. I've signed up to members to try and salvage my season after a collosal slip last two gameweeks.

  28. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 19 hours ago

    Morning gorgeous! A or B please?

    A) Aguero | Martial | Grealish
    B) Aubameyang | Son | Traore

    Thanks

    1. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 19 hours ago

      A

    2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 18 hours ago

      B - but you have to get Kun 🙂
      I'm not sure about either son or Martial right now

  29. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 19 hours ago

    Seeing as it's all the rage...
    Would you wildcard this?

    Ryan
    TAA Lundstram Holgate
    Salah Martial Mane KDB
    Vardy Maupay Ings
    Button Kelly Soyuncu Dendo
    0.7m 1ft

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 18 hours ago

      All depends on what you want to do with Vardy and Mane. If keeping, then couple of transfers will do the job. If getting rid, then WCing is an option.

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 18 hours ago

        I'd rather keep Mane and sell Vardy then the other way around unsurprisingly

        1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
          • 6 Years
          29 days, 18 hours ago

          We are walking on same path then, just have to wait for more updates and hope for best 😉

    2. Citizen Kane
      29 days, 18 hours ago

      No need save and take a hit if needed

  30. Citizen Kane
    29 days, 18 hours ago

    Great article

    Need help at 1.5m OR

    Hendo, Button

    TAA, Robbo, Sidibe, Lund, Kiko

    Mane, KDB, Martial, Sarr, Martial

    Aguero, Ings, DCL

    0.3ITB