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Making the most of Gameweek 26’s FPL limbo

Limbo: “an uncertain period of awaiting a decision or resolution; an intermediate state or condition”.

It truly does feel like the FPL community has slipped into oblivion this week. The elongated nature of Gameweek 26 because of a first-ever Winter break has been made worse by the postponement of Manchester City vs West Ham due to storm Ciara.

The reigning Champions already have a congested schedule coming up and will now face the Hammers at a later point this Gameweek.

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584 Comments Post a Comment
  1. zøphar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Hope you guys enjoyed reading

    1. Beavis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Didn't know about that metric. Cheers.

    2. farmerfat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Very interesting read! Thanks.

    3. Cruz88
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Nice article mate thanks. I bought in Barnes this week and own Aguero, Jimi and Traore so this gives me some added confidence in them

    4. BlackSwan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Hi Zophar, nice article. It’s not clear to me what the second table is showing when you look at xGOT for the teams and why the data differs to the first table - what am I missing?

      1. zøphar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        Thank you
        The first picture showing xGOT conceded is for the past six weeks. For defenders I like to use a longer period as I feel that is more representative.
        The second picture showing xGOT non penalty is for the last four weeks, which I feel is more relevant for attackers.
        So they are for two different periods, the first image is relevant to the defender watchlist and the second to attackers

    5. RichP_LFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 20 days ago

      This is awesome, nice one! If you get a minute, would you mind reading my article on using Fantasy Points Against as a metric, and let me know your thoughts?

      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/02/06/using-fantasy-points-against-to-excel-in-fpl/

      1. zøphar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        Hi rich
        Thanks, I enjoyed both your pieces a lot. I also follow that same twitter account, the data is really useful this late in the season. Do keep updating every few weeks

    6. Ason Willa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Thanks, I enjoyed the article

  2. DNML
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Hey towers, make hot topics section work again. NOW. Thank you.

  3. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Which one would you choose?

    A) Kun & Martial ——> Jimenez & Mane (-4)

    Or

    B) DCL & Kun ——> Vardy/Firmino & Jimenez (-4)

    1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Why you on earth diching DCL and Kun Aguero ? 🙂

      1. FDMS All Starz
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        Dcl = fixtures. Kun = blank and UCL rotation

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Neither really, but if I had to chose I would go with A simply because I wouldn't want to lose DCL if I had him

    3. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      B

      With Everton fixtures bad and Kun blank.

    4. B.D.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      B (Vardy)

  4. danhocking
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    City-West Ham has been rearranged for Weds 19th - might want to update the lead here. Otherwise, great article with some interesting metrics!

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      LoL good one

  5. Sterling Archer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    So it might be rearranged for next mid week? im gunna say I strongly agree with this theory

  6. zøphar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Fyi The article was submitted prior to the announcement of the man city West ham game

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Obviously, but surely it could have been amended. If you added "then rearranged" to the second paragraph, and deleted the third it would have given the appearance of being up to date. How long would that take ?

      1. Klaren
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        They don't just post the article on the website when they want to. Moderators need to review and approve it so I doubt it's under his control if he submitted the article before the announcement.

        1. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 20 days ago

          Yes. The moderators should have picked up on it, and made the amendments before approving it. Obviously it's not the fault of Zaphar. I write magazine articles for a living, and am aware that events can happen that are beyond the authors control.

      2. zøphar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        Yep it'll be fixed shortly

        1. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 20 days ago

          Thanks it's good article. Full of stats which is the way I like them.

    2. Pep Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Enjoyable stuff mate. Great work

  7. Fernando Torres
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Ryan out for...

    A) McCarthy
    B) Pope
    C) Dubravka.

    Have Stephens and Lascelles

    1. Dont give a fuchs
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Pope

      1. mirkomen77
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        this

    2. Don Van Vliet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Pope

    3. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Dubravka

      1. theodosios
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        this

    4. Chelsea91
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      i go for pope

  8. marzo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    1. Holgate + Lundstram -> Boly + Taylor.
    2. Lundstram + Maupay -> Taylor + DCL.
    Any moves looking better with this lot?
    Hendo.
    TAA, Stephens, Williams.
    Grealish, KDB, Mane, Salah.
    Maupay, Ings, Aubameyang.
    Stek, Lundstram, Dendoncker, Holgate.
    2ft. 0.1m ITB. WC, BB, FH remaining chips.

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 20 days ago

      2

  9. Don Van Vliet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    B

  10. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 20 days ago

    REPOST

    How much rotation was there at Wolves in EL weeks pre Xmas? Who tends to get shuffled?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Everyone but Jimenez and Moutinho

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 20 days ago

        Really?

        Just looking at EL dates and clocked that 31 against Bournemouth would be an EL week too if they go through. Their EL week results were fairly iffy

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Jimenez played every game

    3. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Hopefully Neto gets PL games

  11. Chelsea91
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Pope
    Taa,Stephens,Robbo
    Mane,kdb,Martial,Traore,Mahrez
    Ings,Vardy

    Button Deeney,William,Tangaga

    Good to go guys for GW 27 ? Any suggestion would be appreciate.

  12. Pia06rc
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Is it worth considering a Chelsea midfielder in for Grealish for the blank and their good run? Willian the best option?

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Mount better for FPL return I guess

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        He was back in the points in GW25, but only 2 attacking returns in the previous 15 GWs concerns me.

    2. Jullepuu
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 20 days ago

      I think that there are better options out there but there are many worse options than Chelsea for sure

  13. mad_beer ✅
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Great read but seemed short.

  14. Fernandito
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 20 days ago

    A Boly & Maddison
    or
    B Doherty & Barnes/Perez

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      B

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 20 days ago

      B

    3. mirkomen77
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Boly and B/P

  15. Hazardous1983
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    I doubt any matches go ahead this weekend

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      forecast is similar to last Sunday, when Sheff Utd game went ahead, but City didn't.

    2. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      So owning Wolves and City assets should pay off

    3. Stoichkov#8
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Lets play em all today!
      It can take place in Dubai as some players already in there anyway.

    4. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Time will tell lol

  16. Hazardous1983
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Storm dennis on way

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Then Storm Nasher closely after

  17. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    at this rate, Liverpool game is likely to postpone..
    weather forcast not looking good for Saturday..

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      And Sunday? Especially for Arsenal game?

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        Yes that is also a worry..

        1. Holmes
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 20 days ago

          Auba VC wont be of any use then... :/

    2. Sterling Archer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      currently the Liverpool forecast is worse than what the city game was! suddenly glad my VC is KDB!

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        me too.. KDB VC .. what a relief

      2. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        Liverpool game forecast from the Met Office is worse than the City game that was postponed, but better than the Sheffield United game that when ahead !

      3. Jumpernot
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        But KDB hasn't played either or have I missed something?

        1. Sterling Archer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 20 days ago

          city game will go ahead on Wednesday!

        2. Annie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 20 days ago

          You haven’t, but he might play still. Both probably will.

    3. Maddamotha
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Greta Thunberg was right all along....

      1. Ason Willa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        You mean the tens of thousands of scientists who she merely mouthpieced were right all along

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 20 days ago

          Greta Stands On The Shoulders Of Giants

          1. Fitzy.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            7 months, 20 days ago

            Modern day Chicken Little

            1. Ason Willa
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              7 months, 20 days ago

              Yeah right and I suppose you know something more than the 10s of thousands of more qualified people who say we definitely have something to be worried about.

              1. Fitzy.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                7 months, 20 days ago

                None of their doomsday predictions have come to fruition over the years, they just keep changing the dates. I think we've got about 10 years left according to Prince Charles (who seems to be an expert on these things)...

                1. Ason Willa
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  7 months, 20 days ago

                  Some people (certainly not the entire scientific community) have made loose predictions based upon imperfect data. That hardly discredits global warming as a theory. Global warming has very strong scientitic consensus.

                  1. Fitzy.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    7 months, 20 days ago

                    'Theory' huh? And there's the rub. Hardly warrants the cultish worship of it and the ridiculing of anyone who doesn't agree.

                    1. Ason Willa
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      7 months, 20 days ago

                      I guess you don't understand what the word 'theory' is with respect to science. Irbox will explain it to you. He's got a degree in science.

          2. Ason Willa
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 20 days ago

            Not to demean Greta in anyway, but I find it intensely irritating that detractors seem to think it's all about some 17 year old girl.

        2. IRBOX ⚽
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 20 days ago

          This bloke knows! Greta is an intolerable twat with no scientific background whatsoever whom the media have elevated to a platform of absolute nonsense. It makes me sick.

          1. Ason Willa
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 20 days ago

            She never presented herself as a scientist. She's merely saying 'listen to the scientists' - which everyone has been doing because its more convenient. What has she said that is intolerable?

            1. Ason Willa
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              7 months, 20 days ago

              *not

            2. lespaul
              • 10 Years
              7 months, 20 days ago

              If you're talking about something scientific you should have a scientific background

              1. IRBOX ⚽
                • 3 Years
                7 months, 20 days ago

                I do thank you. Bachelor of Science actually as part of a double degree

              2. Ason Willa
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                7 months, 20 days ago

                Rubbish. I can say that the moon isn't made of cheese, despite the fact that I've never been. Greta isn't defining science. She's suggesting that perhaps we should all listen to the experts. You don't need to be a scientist to promote a scientific truth.

                1. Fitzy.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  7 months, 20 days ago

                  How do you explain the vast numbers of scientists/experts who have a different view? Just dismiss their views?

                  1. Ason Willa
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    7 months, 20 days ago

                    There aren't vast numbers of scientists / experts who have a different view. If you're going to present something as a fact, you'll need to support that fact with evidence, otherwise what can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.

                    1. Fitzy.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      7 months, 20 days ago

                      Maybe not where you're looking. I'm guessing the mythical 97% is about to be quoted next...

                      1. Ason Willa
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        7 months, 20 days ago

                        Even if you have never paid any real attention to the climate change “debate,” you have probably seen someone say that, “97% of climatologists agree that we are causing climate change.” This is a number that I have personally cited on numerous occasions, and it is a number that is highly contested by the climate change deniers. Indeed, I rarely mention the consensus without people responding by adamantly proclaiming that the 97% number is a myth, and the study that produced it (Cook et al. 2013) has been debunked. Therefore, in this post, I want to deal with the consensus on climate change from several angles. First, I want to focus on the prominent Cook et al. study and explain what the authors actually did, what they found, and why their study was robust. I also want to deal with some of the common criticisms of their study. Finally, I want to look at several other lines of evidence that show that there is a strong consensus on global climate change.

                        https://thelogicofscience.com/2015/09/08/yes-there-is-a-strong-consensus-on-climate-change/

                      2. jtreble
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        7 months, 20 days ago

                        “ ... Maybe not where you're looking ...”. Under rocks perhaps? Rubbish.

                      3. Gentle_Turks
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        7 months, 20 days ago

                        Is your - 'vast numbers of experts who have a different view' - Donal Trump?

                  2. jtreble
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    7 months, 20 days ago

                    “... vast numbers ...”. Ha ha, good one mate. 🙂

                  3. Ason Willa
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    7 months, 20 days ago

                    And here is some more interesting reading in case you might be looking to change your mind.

                    https://thelogicofscience.com/2016/10/17/25-myths-and-bad-arguments-about-climate-change/

                    1. Fitzy.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      7 months, 20 days ago

                      And in breaking news, polar bear numbers are way up. 😉

                      1. jtreble
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        7 months, 20 days ago

                        ROTFL. Ha ha. Good one. 🙂

          2. TheLoneRaver
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 20 days ago

            Takes one to know one is all I'll say.

  18. Heiro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Hi all,

    Currently have: Maddison/Vardy/Foster/Tamori/Williams In my squad.

    What is the more pressing transfer? Foster out? And play both Maddison and Vardy, keeping them for their good run after.

    Foster has a really tough run of games.

    Thanks

  19. Stonerrocks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Isn't an 'Expected Goal' by definition 'On Target'? Am I missing something here?

    1. Stoichkov#8
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      If player takes pen and miss a goal than xG from that was 0.0?

    2. zøphar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Nope, expected goals counts shots that are not on target as well

    3. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Very different things!

      xG is a pre-shot model, it tells you how good a chance is.

      xGOT is a post-shot model, it tell you a players shooting ability

      1. Stonerrocks
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        So xGOT is similar to % shot accuracy?

        1. Rotation's Alter Ego
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 20 days ago

          In some ways, but not others.

          This is a far more sophisticated model, where shooting performance, or SGA (Shooting goals added), can be found by xGOT - xG.

          A well performing forward will have a strong positive SGA whereas a poorer finisher would be negative.

          Shot accuracy doesn't take into account where the ball finishes in the goal, just whether it's in target or not

      2. Rotation's Alter Ego
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        Take two shots from outside the box.

        Both will have low xG's as they're taking a crack from range - that's the pre-shot estimation of chance quality.

        One shot goes down the middle, one is perfectly in the top corner - the xGOT model looks at where this shot ends up, as it's a post shot model.

        So the shot that's easily saveable, right down the middle, is quite low on xGOT. The shot that goes top corner is rewarded for being a great finish so has a higher xGOT.

        Based on the cumulation of xGOT on shots, you can tell whether a player is a better finisher or not.

        1. Jumpernot
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 20 days ago

          Thanks for explaining all this, I always wondered what the diffrence was between these, but for me once it gets to looking at these sort of stats FPL starts to lose its fun appeal.

        2. BlackSwan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 20 days ago

          To be more accurate, xGOT divided by xG would give you a metric to judge a player’s finishing ability. xGOT on its own is influenced by the number and quality of the chances.

          1. BlackSwan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 20 days ago

            And to this end, it’s a shame we are not allowed to do basic functionality in the tables like this (such as adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing columns).

          2. BlackSwan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 20 days ago

            Although, this metric could still be influenced by the type of chances as a better finisher may be able to differentiate himself with more a difficult chance versus a sitter. If there’s enough data, you would hope that this would be minimal though as it would be based on a range of chance types.

  20. IRBOX ⚽
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Salah (c) fail? Is the weather really predicted to be worse than City v Hammers?

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Yes. Liverpool game forecast from the Met Office is worse than the City game that was postponed, but better than the Sheffield United game that when ahead !

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        Love this riddle

      2. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        What? Really?

  21. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    I need advice here please? 2ft 0.1itb
    Pope Button
    Soy Lund VVD TAA Dunk
    Son Grealish Salah KdB Dendo
    DCL Vardy Jimenez

    Not sure I want to rid of Lund or Soy. Got him at 4.0. Dunk has horrible fixtures, but plays in 28. Want Ings, but DCL doing well. And Vardy will stay in my team.

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Dunk to Lascelles seems easy. tough call on whether to use your second on Ings to DCL. See how Ings performs this gw i guess

  22. Hazardous1983
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    best week to use free hit and bench boost, used tc and wildcards alreasy

    1. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      34 for FH for me.

  23. FortunesAlwaysHiding
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Boly or Saiss guys?

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Boly if money no issue, more nailed and bonus point magnet

      1. Blue&White85
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        Boly

  24. Maddamotha
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    For all the people who made the shocking decision of keeping Lundstram, are you starting him this week?

    1. Stoichkov#8
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      No. I played him this GW but as I have Henderson too Im benching Lundstram next game as have better defenders to play.

    2. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      No. He's way down the pecking order in my back 5 now. Eventually he will go.

      1. Maddamotha
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        Yeah I agree. But a good fixture next gw. I took a chance on him last gw, might as well do it again since he scored, might start now but who knows....

    3. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Yes.

  25. Stoichkov#8
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    As double City owner after all that rollercoster wouldnt mind if Liv game was postponed! That would be hilarious!

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      A boring GW has got more boring due this weather...

      1. Stoichkov#8
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        Well, for me that was an opposite of boring as was waiting for some news.

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Salah getting some new baby rest would see the site melt down?

  26. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    anyone else here on a WC, need help deciding my third liverpool slot (with Mo and TAA), best 4th mid option and best 3rd striker spot (Jimmy and Ings nailed).

    Currently on Firmino and Barnes but not sure on Firmino....

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Firmino or VVD - def Harvey Barnes

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        cheers, if you had to choose between VVD and Firmino, which one?
        I'm finding it easier to fill the def spot with guys but not the third forward spot which is why im leaning to Firmino, but i know he's streaky in fpl

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 20 days ago

          I would prefer VVD. As you say Firmino is streaky and as the Champions League returns I think Liverpool will conserve energy by winning the remaining games 1-0 and 2-0 so less scope for Firmino to run up big scores.

          Plenty of other decent forward options in Ings, Vardy, DCL, Jimenez...

          1. dbeck
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 20 days ago

            thanks, would you still go DCL with those fixtures?

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              7 months, 20 days ago

              Yeah - Arsenal, Man U and Chelsea are flattered by the fixture difficulty scale

    2. Citizenkane91
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Mane for your third LIV slot, it's what the big boys and the cool kids are doin'.

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        like miguel sanchez worried liverpool attacking output will suffer once champs league is back in and the league is won. Also captaincy vs mo and mane will be tough so i like the idea of just going with one

        1. Citizenkane91
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 20 days ago

          Fair enough.

          World # is doing it. Clearly not worried about that. Team quality and player quality is what it is; even if the PL gets sealed in 31, they would still want to drill game patterns at a high intensity to set the rhythm and tempo for UCL knock out games.

          1. Citizenkane91
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 20 days ago

            I think there are a lot more relevant things to worry about, but that's just me. Taking a hit to move from double LIV defense and KdB to Mane TAA and Doherty most likely, a lot more worried about City's Leicester game.

  27. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Henderson
    TAA VVD Dunk
    Salah(c) KDB Grealish Traore
    Vardy Ings DCL

    McGovern Lundstram Soyuncu Dendoncker

    1 FT, 3.9 ITB

    Plan has always been DCL >> Jimenez, due to the fixture swing and Vardys getting good from GW28

    If I use my FT on that, is anything else worth a hit this week??

  28. The Mighty Whites
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    1FT, 0.0 ITB-

    Guaita, Button

    TAA, Stevens, Fernandez, Webster, Rico

    Salah, Mane, KDB, Grealish, Nakamba

    Vardy, Jimenez, Ings

  29. Mingo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Any Sky players around?

    I'm really at a loss about how to approach the City game now. I overhauled with Aguero, KDB & Mahrez with the intention of moving on to Ings, Salah & Henderson for Liverpool's Norwich fixture. I'm going to need to keep at least one City player to cover the single game day but I'm thinking of delaying the transfers until the Liverpool West Ham monday night game. However that would leave me with just VVD & TAA for the Norwich game. That seems woefully under-covered to me?

    What's everyone else's plans?

    1. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      I believe there's a video today (?) on this exact topic with Joe and Luke

      1. Rotation's Alter Ego
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        Apologies, 1pm Thursday.

        Afraid I can't offer anything else, never tried this Sky thing 😉

        1. Mingo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 20 days ago

          That would be great, cheers. You should give it a go, it rewards the more engaged players and is a nice side to FPL.

  30. New Community Article
    Rotation's Alter Ego
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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    • 9 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    New Community Article

    Got a couple of good community articles going up today!

    Here's the first one, by Rich, taking a look at his FPA metric and what may cause errors in this model. A really detailed look into all the cases, which adds a valuable caveat to his previous parts!

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/02/12/fplfpa-exploring-the-outliers/