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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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  1. zøphar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 days, 19 hours ago

    Hope you guys enjoyed reading

    1. Beavis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 19 hours ago

      Didn't know about that metric. Cheers.

    2. farmerfat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 19 hours ago

      Very interesting read! Thanks.

    3. Cruz88
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 19 hours 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
      6 days, 18 hours 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
        6 days, 13 hours 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
      6 days, 18 hours 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
        6 days, 13 hours 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
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 17 hours ago

      Thanks, I enjoyed the article

  2. DNML
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 19 hours ago

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

  3. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 19 hours ago

    Which one would you choose?

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

    Or

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

    1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 19 hours ago

      Why you on earth diching DCL and Kun Aguero ? 🙂

      1. FDMS All Starz
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 18 hours ago

        Dcl = fixtures. Kun = blank and UCL rotation

    2. Stormbringer22
        6 days, 18 hours 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

      • Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 days, 18 hours ago

        B

        With Everton fixtures bad and Kun blank.

      • B.D.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 17 hours ago

        B (Vardy)

    3. danhocking
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 19 hours 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
        • 7 Years
        6 days, 18 hours ago

        LoL good one

    4. Iggy pop
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 19 hours ago

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

    5. zøphar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 days, 19 hours ago

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

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 days, 19 hours 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
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 19 hours 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
            • 5 Years
            6 days, 19 hours 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
          6 days, 19 hours ago

          Yep it'll be fixed shortly

          1. bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            6 days, 19 hours ago

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

      2. Pep Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 18 hours ago

        Enjoyable stuff mate. Great work

    6. Fernando Torres
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 19 hours ago

      Ryan out for...

      A) McCarthy
      B) Pope
      C) Dubravka.

      Have Stephens and Lascelles

      1. Dont give a fuchs
        • 6 Years
        6 days, 19 hours ago

        Pope

        1. mirkomen77
          • 3 Years
          6 days, 16 hours ago

          this

      2. Don Van Vliet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 days, 19 hours ago

        Pope

      3. Warby84
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 19 hours ago

        Dubravka

        1. theodosios
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 18 hours ago

          this

      4. Chelsea91
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 19 hours ago

        i go for pope

    7. marzo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 19 hours 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
          6 days, 18 hours ago

          2

      2. Don Van Vliet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 days, 19 hours ago

        B

      3. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 19 hours 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
          • 3 Years
          6 days, 19 hours ago

          Everyone but Jimenez and Moutinho

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            6 days, 19 hours 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
          • 4 Years
          6 days, 19 hours ago

          Jimenez played every game

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

          Hopefully Neto gets PL games

      4. Chelsea91
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 19 hours 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.

      5. Pia06rc
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 19 hours ago

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

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

          Mount better for FPL return I guess

          1. bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            6 days, 18 hours ago

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

        2. Jullepuu
            6 days, 19 hours ago

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

        3. mad_beer ✅
          • 5 Years
          6 days, 19 hours ago

          Great read but seemed short.

        4. United2603
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 days, 19 hours ago

          A Boly & Maddison
          or
          B Doherty & Barnes/Perez

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 days, 18 hours ago

            B

          2. Stormbringer22
              6 days, 18 hours ago

              B

            • mirkomen77
              • 3 Years
              6 days, 16 hours ago

              Boly and B/P

          3. Hazardous1983
            • 9 Years
            6 days, 18 hours ago

            I doubt any matches go ahead this weekend

            1. bitm2007
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              6 days, 18 hours ago

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

            2. Annie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              6 days, 18 hours ago

              So owning Wolves and City assets should pay off

            3. Stoichkov#8
              • 4 Years
              6 days, 18 hours ago

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

            4. FPL Pillars
              • 3 Years
              6 days, 18 hours ago

              Time will tell lol

          4. Hazardous1983
            • 9 Years
            6 days, 18 hours ago

            Storm dennis on way

            1. FPL Pillars
              • 3 Years
              6 days, 18 hours ago

              Then Storm Nasher closely after

          5. Gobigorgohome
            • 8 Years
            6 days, 18 hours ago

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

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

              And Sunday? Especially for Arsenal game?

              1. Gobigorgohome
                • 8 Years
                6 days, 18 hours ago

                Yes that is also a worry..

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

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

            2. Iggy pop
              • 3 Years
              6 days, 18 hours ago

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

              1. Gobigorgohome
                • 8 Years
                6 days, 18 hours ago

                me too.. KDB VC .. what a relief

              2. bitm2007
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                6 days, 18 hours 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
                6 days, 18 hours ago

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

                1. Iggy pop
                  • 3 Years
                  6 days, 18 hours ago

                  city game will go ahead on Wednesday!

                2. Annie
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  6 days, 18 hours ago

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

            3. Maddamotha
              • 3 Years
              6 days, 18 hours ago

              Greta Thunberg was right all along....

              1. Ason Willa
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                6 days, 16 hours 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
                  • 9 Years
                  6 days, 16 hours ago

                  Greta Stands On The Shoulders Of Giants

                  1. Fitzy.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    6 days, 16 hours ago

                    Modern day Chicken Little

                    1. Ason Willa
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      6 days, 16 hours 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
                        6 days, 16 hours 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
                          • 3 Years
                          6 days, 15 hours 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
                            6 days, 15 hours 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
                              • 3 Years
                              6 days, 15 hours 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
                    • 3 Years
                    6 days, 16 hours 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 ⚽
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  6 days, 15 hours 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
                    • 3 Years
                    6 days, 15 hours 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
                      • 3 Years
                      6 days, 15 hours ago

                      *not

                    2. lespaul
                      • 10 Years
                      6 days, 15 hours ago

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

                      1. IRBOX ⚽
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        6 days, 15 hours ago

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

                      2. Ason Willa
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        6 days, 15 hours 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
                          6 days, 15 hours 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
                            • 3 Years
                            6 days, 15 hours 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
                              6 days, 15 hours 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
                                • 3 Years
                                6 days, 15 hours 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
                                6 days, 15 hours ago

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

                              3. Gentle_Turks
                                • 2 Years
                                6 days, 15 hours ago

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

                          2. jtreble
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            6 days, 15 hours ago

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

                          3. Ason Willa
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            6 days, 15 hours 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
                              6 days, 15 hours ago

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

                              1. jtreble
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                6 days, 15 hours ago

                                ROTFL. Ha ha. Good one. 🙂

                  2. TheLoneRaver
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    6 days, 14 hours ago

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

          6. Heiro
            • 10 Years
            6 days, 18 hours 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

          7. Stonerrocks
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            6 days, 18 hours ago

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

            1. Stoichkov#8
              • 4 Years
              6 days, 18 hours ago

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

            2. zøphar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              6 days, 18 hours 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
              • 8 Years
              6 days, 18 hours 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
                6 days, 18 hours ago

                So xGOT is similar to % shot accuracy?

                1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 8 Years
                  6 days, 18 hours 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
                • 8 Years
                6 days, 18 hours 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
                  6 days, 18 hours 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
                  6 days, 18 hours 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
                    6 days, 18 hours 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
                    6 days, 18 hours 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.

          8. IRBOX ⚽
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            6 days, 18 hours ago

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

            1. bitm2007
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              6 days, 18 hours 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
                6 days, 18 hours ago

                Love this riddle

              2. Lindelol
                • 1 Year
                6 days, 17 hours ago

                What? Really?

          9. My heart goes Salalalalah
            • 3 Years
            6 days, 18 hours 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
              • 2 Years
              6 days, 18 hours 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

          10. Hazardous1983
            • 9 Years
            6 days, 18 hours ago

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

            1. Lindelol
              • 1 Year
              6 days, 17 hours ago

              34 for FH for me.

          11. FortunesAlwaysHiding
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            6 days, 18 hours ago

            Boly or Saiss guys?

            1. dbeck
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              6 days, 18 hours ago

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

              1. Blue&White85
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                6 days, 17 hours ago

                Boly

          12. Maddamotha
            • 3 Years
            6 days, 18 hours ago

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

            1. Stoichkov#8
              • 4 Years
              6 days, 18 hours 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'scott talent
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              6 days, 18 hours ago

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

              1. Maddamotha
                • 3 Years
                6 days, 18 hours 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
              • 7 Years
              6 days, 18 hours ago

              Yes.

          13. Stoichkov#8
            • 4 Years
            6 days, 18 hours ago

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

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

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

              1. Stoichkov#8
                • 4 Years
                6 days, 18 hours ago

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

            2. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              6 days, 17 hours ago

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

          14. dbeck
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            6 days, 18 hours 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
              • 3 Years
              6 days, 18 hours ago

              Firmino or VVD - def Harvey Barnes

              1. dbeck
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                6 days, 18 hours 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
                  • 3 Years
                  6 days, 18 hours 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
                    • 2 Years
                    6 days, 18 hours ago

                    thanks, would you still go DCL with those fixtures?

                    1. Miguel Sanchez
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      6 days, 18 hours ago

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

            2. Citizenkane91
              • 5 Years
              6 days, 17 hours 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
                • 2 Years
                6 days, 17 hours 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
                  6 days, 17 hours 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
                    6 days, 17 hours 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.

          15. fcsaltyballs
            • 4 Years
            6 days, 18 hours 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??

          16. The Mighty Whites
            • 5 Years
            6 days, 18 hours ago

            1FT, 0.0 ITB-

            Guaita, Button

            TAA, Stevens, Fernandez, Webster, Rico

            Salah, Mane, KDB, Grealish, Nakamba

            Vardy, Jimenez, Ings

          17. Mingo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 days, 18 hours 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
              • 8 Years
              6 days, 18 hours 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
                • 8 Years
                6 days, 18 hours ago

                Apologies, 1pm Thursday.

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

                1. Mingo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  6 days, 17 hours 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.

          18. New Community Article
            Rotation's Alter Ego
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 8 Years
            6 days, 18 hours 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/