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An interview with Fantasy Premier League world number one Chris McGowan

Top of not only the Fantasy Football Scout league but also number one in the world since Gameweek 23, Chris McGowan is having a dream season in FPL.

Chris, who goes by the name Queens of the South Age on the site, is 18 points ahead of his nearest challenger in the overall rankings going into the next wave of Gameweek 26 fixtures.

After a flirtation with the top 1k for much of the first half of the campaign, Chris made his move over Christmas, rising from an overall rank of 1,439th to 1st in just five Gameweeks.

A phenomenal start to 2020 (including a triple-figure score in Gameweek 22) saw him rack up 354 points in January, which only four Fantasy bosses across the globe could beat.

Armed with all four of his chips heading into the final third of the season, Chris is one of only two managers in the top ten who has yet to use his Triple Captain chip.

Chris was kind enough to give up some of his time to answer our questions on Thursday, in an interview you can read below.



Scout: For the legions of us who will never be world number one at any point in our lives, what does it feel like to be top of the pile? What is the overriding emotion?

Chris: It’s definitely a bit strange to see the number one against my name in all of the leagues I’m in. There’s normally a target you are chasing, whether it is trying to top your mini-league or chasing top 1k/10k etc, but never trying to stay top overall. I’m trying not to let it change how I’ve played the season so far, though, and I’m just doing my own thing and not letting other players influence my own team.


Scout: It sounds like a daft question but would you, with 12 Gameweeks still to go, say settle for a top ten place? Or is it first or bust?

Chris: I’d happily settle for a finish in the top 1k, to be honest, as that would be my best finish! I’ve hit a huge amount of luck recently with some player and captain choices and that has been the difference. The week I went top, my captain, Sergio Aguero, scored a brace and my goalkeeper, Nick Pope, saved a Jamie Vardy penalty, so that was a big points swing against the Vardy captainers. I’m well aware that luck can and probably will change at some point soon. The blanks and doubles will also play a big part in the closing weeks and if that goes wrong then there could be a big rank drop.


Scout: You mention luck, there, and much is made (mostly by those of us trailing in your wake) of the part that good/bad fortune plays in FPL. How much has luck favoured you this season?

Chris: There is a good amount of knowledge and judgement involved, whether based on the eye test or stats, but it just takes a good bit of luck for things to go your way to help climb to the top. It’s one thing to pick your own players that do well but another to have popular assets you don’t own do nothing at the same time.


Scout: Will reaching the summit – or has it already – changed your approach/outlook to FPL? Are you looking more at your nearest rivals, for instance?

Chris: Nope. I’m still trying to do my own thing and ignore what anybody else is doing. I wavered a little bit when it was the Double Gameweek for Liverpool. I was close to getting Sadio Mane in but I didn’t really want to and was feeling pressured into it. In the end, I stuck to my own plan and it worked out as I would have triple captained him had I brought him in. Instead, I captained Mohamed Salah and still have the chip to use.


Scout: Talk us through a normal week of managing your FPL team. Do you follow a usual routine in terms of research/transfers etc?

Chris: After the games, I tend to have a look at any potential transfers but I’ve been more patient this season and waited closer to the next deadline before making any. I only really make an early one if there’s a move I definitely want to do and I only have the exact funds to do it. I’ll keep an eye on the Fantasy Football Scout website or FPL subreddit for any injury news etc but not much else.


Scout: Have you done anything different this season to what you have done in the past?

Chris: The biggest change this season is trying to just play my own game and not be influenced by the “template” team and who I should be captaining. I’ve done that in the past and would find myself annoyed sometimes at some of the players I have in my team that I don’t actually want.


Scout: You still have all four chips left remaining for the second half of the season. Is this normal for you to have a full complement at this stage and what are your thoughts on chip strategy for the run-in, with many of the blanks and doubles still undetermined?

Chris: I think I had all the chips this time last season too but the one before I wasted my Free Hit early on. As of yet, I haven’t really thought of how I’m going to play them. I’m still waiting to get some more information about who is playing who and when.


Scout: You’ve taken three hits this season at a total cost of -12 but not one since Gameweek 14. Do you typically adopt a patient approach to transfers?

Chris: It’s a new approach this season. I’ve been very prone to a hit or two in the past but yeah, I’ve calmed down a bit this year. It kind of goes together with the high rank for most of the season, though. I’m less inclined to take hits when the team is doing well and getting the points in already.


Scout: You’ve had a premium, £10.0m+ forward all season (either Harry Kane or Sergio Aguero). Have you always favoured a heavy hitter in attack and is this a strategy you can see continuing in the run-in, with value options elsewhere?

Chris: Yeah, I tend to always have a premium forward in and try to find value alongside him, a bit like Danny Ings and Dominic Calvert-Lewin are doing for me at the moment. When Aguero is fit, I always look to get him in as he’s my favourite Premier League player. There were some doubts at the start of the season due to the Copa America but I got him in a Gameweek 4 Wildcard and kept him till he got injured. I was always planning on getting him back in as soon as he was fit again. Kane was just holding his place! I’m an Atletico Madrid fan so there was a time a few seasons ago where I went all-out premium up front with an ex-Atleti front line of Aguero, Diego Costa and Falcao – and that didn’t work out at all!

Harry Kane - An FPL Must Own Over Christmas

Scout: You’ve had Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne for the entirety of 2019/20 but never owned Sadio Mane or Jamie Vardy. Did you ever waver on those premium options or come close to getting in the other pair, particularly when they were bang in form?

Chris: Nope. I never doubted that Salah would come good and never had the luxury of a spare free transfer to do the sideways move to Mane anyway.  I’ve been there in past seasons, chasing points between the Manchester City midfielders, where the best option was just to pick one and forget – so I’m trying to adopt that strategy. Vardy is a different story. I’m not fond of the manager so I’m just boycotting Leicester players. It started off as a bit of a mini-league joke but I had to stick to it and it was brutal when he was scoring big nearly every game for a while.


Scout: Nick Pope has been your set-and-forget goalkeeper since Gameweek 1. Was this always your intention or have there been other fires to fight that stopped you making a goalkeeper transfer?

Chris: There were plenty of weeks before his recent heroics that I was trying to transfer him out but couldn’t manage it. I either only had one free transfer and couldn’t afford a change to Dean Henderson or yeah, there was a different transfer I had to prioritise. He’ll likely stay now until I Wildcard.


Scout: You have captained eight different players this season, with Gameweek 26 being the first time you have skippered Kevin De Bruyne. How do you approach your captaincy decisions and was there a reason for avoiding De Bruyne to date?

Chris: There’s been no real in-depth thought to it, really. It’s as simple as just who I fancy will score the most points that week, as stupid as that sounds.  I’ve not been trying to second guess who anybody else might be captaining and just going with my gut. I nailed a cracking differential Marcos Alonso captain earlier in the season just for a bit of banter with a work colleague. I felt like a goal was coming and didn’t fancy any other options that week. I tend to stick with the forwards for captaincy, though, and if I am going to be able to watch the game live that will sway my decision too as I like getting to see my captain play. I wasn’t too sure on Aguero this week but still wanted City so ended up with De Bruyne. I pretty much couldn’t make a decision and thought I’d go with him for a change.


Scout: Mohamed Salah, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson was your Liverpool triple-up in Double Gameweek 24 but you’ve since ditched Robertson. Without giving away your transfer plans, can you see yourself revisiting the triple-up at some point and what do you think is the optimum trio?

Chris: Definitely. I’ll likely be getting Mane in soon which was why I got rid of Robertson. I wanted to have that spot free already but I’m not quite sure how I’m going to do it yet. Alexander-Arnold, Salah and Mane have got to be the optimum trio for potential points but it does hurt your team elsewhere, so I don’t think I’ll have the triple-up for too long.


Scout: Who do you think might be a breakout FPL asset in the final third of the campaign?

Chris: Son Heung-min hasn’t done as well as I’d expect yet this season and I brought him in this week for Riyad Mahrez, so I’m hoping that changes.


Scout: Is your fantastic overall rank now common knowledge amongst your family and friends? 

Chris: It would have been a waste of time telling my partner as she wouldn’t have cared! We have a mini-league in the office and they all knew about it. I also received an FPL goody bag for finishing in the top ten managers for January, so the T-shirt was worn with pride one day to the office and I make sure to stand up often when taking a drink out of the mug or water bottle just as a reminder!


Our thanks again to Chris, who we wish the best of luck for the remainder of the campaign.

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544 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Pep Pig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 12 hours ago

    @Chris McGowan. You speak well mate and I'll be routing for you. Don't let nothing change your ways pal and fingers crossed things keep going well

    1. Queens of the South Age
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      Thanks mate.

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 days, 11 hours ago

        It’s actually pretty incredible to be ranked #1 of 7m especially without owning Vardy for that long run
        Create your own template. Well done so far!

  2. Destroyer of teams
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 12 hours ago

    World number 1. What would you change in my team? My defence maybe a bit weak? Maybe get rid of Everton assets? Thanks

    McCarthy

    VVD TAA Holgate

    Son KDB Martial Salah Traore

    Auba Ings

    Bench Button DCL Rico Williams

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      🙄

      1. Destroyer of teams
        • 1 Year
        11 days, 12 hours ago

        Great input, thanks

    2. Ason Willa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 11 hours ago

      The manager 😛

  3. Runaway
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 days, 12 hours ago

    Any chance Sou-Bur game to be moved within GW26 (to Tuesday for ex.)?

    1. boc610
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      I just cant see that quick a turn around it with only 3 days to get that sorted. that would surely be one of the quickest rearranged games ever if that was the case? could be wrong but I feel like about 7 days is the minimum.

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 days, 12 hours ago

        Wasn't the United Bournemouth bombscare game rearranged a few days later?

    2. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 7 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      Has it been cancelled?

      1. Runaway
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        11 days, 12 hours ago

        sorry I should have added - if it is cancelled

    3. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 11 hours ago

      There's no imperative. They're both out of the Cup so it would probably go into one of the normal DGW slots (GW34 or 37).

  4. Chelsea91
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 12 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. thegaffer82
    • 8 Years
    11 days, 12 hours ago

    What's peoples feeling about Soy?

    Obviously, if I could have had the foresight (and spare FT), then I should have sold him weeks ago for SHU or SOU defender. But I didn't.

    So, now, I'm looking at his fixtures, and once City are out of the way he's got a nice run ahead of him and Ndidi will be back shielding the back four and Leic should be pushing hard to keep their spot in the top 4.

    So should I sell him for Boly, or just keep?

    My DF is - TAA, Soy, Rico, Stephens, Holgate

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      Fixtures almost turn. Might be good

      1. boc610
        • 8 Years
        11 days, 12 hours ago

        its not just the fixtures, his form is terrible and has been for months

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      Wont sell for Boly.

      Instead you can get NEW defender for Holgate

      1. Fuddled FC
        • 8 Years
        11 days, 12 hours ago

        You think Newcastle are better defensively than Wolves? Fixtures are pretty similar

        1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
          • 6 Years
          11 days, 12 hours ago

          I think LEI and WOL are pretty much equal for CSs, so Soyuncu to Boly doesn't make sense.

          NEW has better chance of CS than Everton.

          Holgate to Boly is fine but I won't expect many CS from Wolves, especially now that Europa league is back.

      2. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 days, 12 hours ago

        If you don't need to play Holgate, you might as well keep

    3. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      I think Soy is a keep now. With Ndidi back he could easily score well.

    4. FPLGraham
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 11 hours ago

      Looking at shifting him to Doherty in 29 is the current plan. If I'm priced out of that.... I might keep.

      Bit frustrating that he doesnt really have a set piece threat. Never seems to get on the end of anything.

    5. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 11 hours ago

      He probably goes when I wildcard. I don't have spare FTs to tinker with defence.

    6. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 11 hours ago

      Gone on WC. 1 return in the last 11 is it?

    7. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 11 hours ago

      I'm keeping. Like you said, the time to sell was weeks ago. Think he's a hold now with fixtures turning and Ndidi returning.

  6. XABI 15
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 12 hours ago

    Seen quite a few comments this gameweek questioning why these games are potentially getting cancelled. Here in the UK away fans travel in their thousands and lots of home teams have fans who also need to travel a fair distance.

    It is dangerous to thus have a game go ahead if transport links are going to be disrupted and if a large % of those with tickets will struggle to get to the games.

    1. Fuddled FC
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      Yes that is a consideration but the nightmare of re-scheduling a game is also a consideration.

      It is still very unusual to cancel a game

      1. XABI 15
        • 4 Years
        11 days, 12 hours ago

        people forget this is just a game. The authorities do not care and will put the safety of the public first before anything

        1. Fuddled FC
          • 8 Years
          11 days, 12 hours ago

          How many games were cancelled in the entire season last year?

          1. mynameisq
            • 6 Years
            11 days, 12 hours ago

            How many storms of this nature did we have?

            1. Fuddled FC
              • 8 Years
              11 days, 12 hours ago

              many of varying severity

              Ali 18 September 2018
              Bronagh 20 September 2018
              Callum 10 October 2018
              Deirdre 14 December 2018
              Erik 07 February 2019
              Freya 01 March 2019
              Gareth 11 March 2019
              Hannah 26 April 2019

              1. XABI 15
                • 4 Years
                11 days, 11 hours ago

                you ever travelled to an away game?

                1. Fuddled FC
                  • 8 Years
                  11 days, 11 hours ago

                  Yep Liverpool ones, why?

                  1. Fuddled FC
                    • 8 Years
                    11 days, 11 hours ago

                    I remember not traveling to one game as the transport would have been a nightmare and plenty when it has been bad but still went. All fans have warnings and it is their choice whether to travel or not

                    1. XABI 15
                      • 4 Years
                      11 days, 11 hours ago

                      then you should understand how much of a hassle it can be to get to games if trains etc are cancelled.

                      Throw in dangerous motorways and trees falling across train tracks etc its not v safe...

    2. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      Try living in Africa. More dangerous crossing the road than the storm coming. Inconsistent last week where 1 game played in a gale and Citeh ground was relatively peaceful. Nowhere near as bad as the last storm

  7. Skonto Rigga
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 12 hours ago

    Thanks for doing this, Chris/QOTSA, appreciate your time. Best of luck with the run-in!

  8. jamie1972
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 12 hours ago

    A week's a long old time in this game. Main rival TC's Aguero this GW, oh how I laughed last Sunday.

    Now with my C on Salah and that game in doubt (while his TC is active again) things ain't so hilarious all of a sudden....

    *sigh*

  9. Kopkloppers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 12 hours ago

    My team:
    All GW28 players atm in capitals.
    POPE Henderson
    SOY SIDIBE TAA AURIER O'Connell
    Mahrez kdb TRAORE SALAH NOBLE
    INGS FIRMINO VARDY

    1ft Any ideas?

    1. Fuddled FC
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      I would consider either Sidibe, Soy or Mahrez out.

      Actually probably Sidibe this game week followed by Mahrez next for the blank

      1. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 days, 12 hours ago

        Sounds about right. Soy good fixtures. Mahrez to Richa and Sidibe to Holgate?

        1. Fuddled FC
          • 8 Years
          11 days, 12 hours ago

          That would be for a hit. In your position I would do Sidibe > Fernandez / Boly this week.

          Next week Mahrez out.

          This week I am doing the first option also, if it helps (probably Boly)

          1. Kopkloppers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            11 days, 12 hours ago

            I would only do one. Boly sounds good but still unsure of his impact. maybe save this week?

    2. Stormbringer22
        11 days, 12 hours ago

        I would be looking at shifting Sidibe

        1. Kopkloppers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          11 days, 12 hours ago

          Seems to be the flavour

      • Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 6 Years
        11 days, 12 hours ago

        All set, save FT. Noble to Cantwell is an option.

        Sidibe to Lascellas and Mahrez to Son, if possible can also work.

        1. Kopkloppers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          11 days, 12 hours ago

          Cantwell good idea.
          No funds for the other

    3. Gobigorgohome
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      Main Rival captained Kun and he has Salah too with Lund first sub

      I capatined Salah and dont have Kun with Rico first sub.. VC is KDB though

      not looking good for me

      1. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 days, 12 hours ago

        Pray for good weather! (SMILE)

    4. Stormbringer22
        11 days, 12 hours ago

        Going forward, would you rather have Vardy or Auba? Both have good upcoming fixtures. I know Vardy doesn't get much love recently but I (maybe naively) think he will start scoring again soon.

        1. Gobigorgohome
          • 8 Years
          11 days, 12 hours ago

          Vardy..

          Auba plays on the wing and he still scores but I dont likee that fact...

          and Lei are a better team than Arsenal

          1. Stormbringer22
              11 days, 12 hours ago

              Thanks mate

          2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
            • 6 Years
            11 days, 12 hours ago

            Vardy

            Aubameyang can be a good differential for those fixtures but zero double digit score in home games is boring.

            1. Stormbringer22
                11 days, 12 hours ago

                Thanks Holmes. That makes the Mane/Salah double-up even easier. Would look to do Maddi + Auba to Mane + Martinelli for next week if no injuries happen by the deadline. Cheers!

            2. Kopkloppers
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              11 days, 12 hours ago

              Vardy for GW28 the rest is a coin toss

          3. boc610
            • 8 Years
            11 days, 12 hours ago

            I think if you asked a prem league suit what keeps them awake at night its probably the thought of cancelling a game.. i reckon they would lose money in the long run (though I think they have enough) and it does -even momentarily- damage the almighty brand, even it its not their fault . but sometimes they just have no choice and if anyone got injured or even killed travelling to a game if would be a PR disaster. you were warned, you saw the reports etc.

            1. Kopkloppers
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              11 days, 12 hours ago

              They don't give a continental. They are more concerned with Champs league expansion!

          4. Gudjohnsen
            • 3 Years
            11 days, 12 hours ago

            Any new info on the premier league games at the weekend?

            Any postponed?

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              11 days, 12 hours ago

              Surely with the Southampton Burnley game being a lunchtime kick off they would have to make a decision on that game this evening?

              1. bitm2007
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                11 days, 11 hours ago

                Ideally yes, but the City game last week wasn't postponed until late morning when the WHU fans were either already in Manchester or on their way.

                1. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  11 days, 11 hours ago

                  Yeah - seems they would rather inconvenience fans already on their way (5hr journey) than face the embarrassment of postponing a game a day before and the weather to turn out fine.

                  1. bitm2007
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    11 days, 11 hours ago

                    By the sounds of it both happened last weekend, there were posts on here stating that the sun had come out and the wind had dropped by kick off time.

                    1. Gobigorgohome
                      • 8 Years
                      11 days, 11 hours ago

                      exactly it was funny

          5. Syd.
            • 10 Years
            11 days, 11 hours ago

            Jurgen Klopp has just told Sky Sports that Sadio Mane is completely fit and has trained as normal.

            1. Gobigorgohome
              • 8 Years
              11 days, 11 hours ago

              good

            2. Bury94
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              11 days, 11 hours ago

              Great, hopefully will be a nice differential for those of us who kept him!

            3. andy85wsm
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 9 Years
              11 days, 11 hours ago

              Huge differential now it feels like.

              I'd gladly still own him ahead of Salah but now I've made the switch I'm not really itching to go back the other way. Will hold!

            4. HMC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              11 days, 11 hours ago

              Still likely to be first one subbed (if he starts) with Atletico Madrid game in mind

              1. kamdaraji
                • 10 Years
                11 days, 11 hours ago

                game might not go ahead!

                1. HMC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  11 days, 11 hours ago

                  True true. Tough going tomorrow I’m sure waiting for updates

          6. Saro0808
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 11 hours ago

            I think city vs hammers wont be as fruitful as it could have been,though lucky enough that its been rescheduled in this week only,as i wildcarded my team.
            with 3 games in a span of 7-8 weeks looks horrible,i feel lots of rotations gonna take place....i just wished that i didnt do it.
            My Current Team
            McCarthy
            Taa Vvd Stephens
            Salah(Vc) Kbd Son Mahrez
            Ings Martinelli Kun(c)
            Bench : Button Tanganga Hayden Williams

            Any changes should i do for upcoming weeks? been lagging behind my rival.

          7. Bury94
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 11 hours ago

            64mph winds predicted for 12pm tomorrow for Southampton according to BBC..

            1. bitm2007
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              11 days, 11 hours ago

              Yes I'm more worried about that game than the Norwich game, I've got four playing including three differentials. If the Pool game is cancelled most of us will miss out.

            2. FPLGraham
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              11 days, 11 hours ago

              Pope + McCarthy assists imminent.

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                11 days, 11 hours ago

                Name the 5(?) goal keepers to have scored in a Premier League game?

                1. FPLGraham
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  11 days, 11 hours ago

                  Ooo..

                  Schmeichel, Robinson, Howard, Begovic anddd....

                  1. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    11 days, 11 hours ago

                    Friedel - him and Schmeichel both scored in the box.

                    1. FPLGraham
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      11 days, 11 hours ago

                      gah how did i forget that

            3. Gobigorgohome
              • 8 Years
              11 days, 11 hours ago

              but the sun is still bright at the moment at Southamptom

          8. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
            • 7 Years
            11 days, 11 hours ago

            Do you think Traore is injured ? Or he will be rested tonight or the game will be postponed ?

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              11 days, 11 hours ago

              Game will go ahead and apparently he is fit to play

          9. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 11 hours ago

            It is very calm in Southampton this morning.
            In fact, it is very Very Calm.

            1. Gobigorgohome
              • 8 Years
              11 days, 11 hours ago

              unbelievable calm.. nobody would think about canceling a game

              1. FPLGraham
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                11 days, 11 hours ago

                good job the weather's never changed on a sixpence in this country then innit.

            2. Royal5
              • 8 Years
              11 days, 11 hours ago

              Iceberg ahead.

              1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                • 2 Years
                11 days, 11 hours ago

                🙂

            3. Jarvish Scott Talent
              • 5 Years
              11 days, 11 hours ago

              Good opening lines to a novel that.

              1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                • 2 Years
                11 days, 11 hours ago

                Turned into a disaster movie later on. 🙂
                In all seriousness, I really do feel for folks living in flood zones this weekend, what with the ground already saturated and already suffering the misery of last weekend.
                It's not looking good at all, as the rainfall will be the real problem this w/e I'm afraid.

            4. aborg
              • 2 Years
              11 days, 10 hours ago

              As they say.....the silence before the storm !

              1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                • 2 Years
                11 days, 10 hours ago

                Is nearly the correct answer.

                1. aborg
                  • 2 Years
                  11 days, 10 hours ago

                  😉

            5. Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              11 days, 10 hours ago

              Shame they're not playing this morning.

              1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                • 2 Years
                11 days, 10 hours ago

                Indeed.

          10. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            11 days, 11 hours ago

            Where to use my FT? Kun > Jimenez?

            McCarthy
            Taa vvd lascelles
            Kdb salah fleck grealish
            Ings kun vardy

            Foster doucoure dunk Williams

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              11 days, 11 hours ago

              Fleck to Traore?

          11. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            11 days, 11 hours ago

            Cresswell would be my only playing defender if those two games are called off... yuck!

          12. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 11 hours ago

            Morning all - will this GW ever ever end?!

            For GW27, I'm now planning either saving FT or moving up a GW28 move early. Which would you do?

            A) Save FT, G2G
            B) Grealish (sou) > Traoré (NOR)
            C) Martial (WAT) > Traoré

            1FT 3.3itb
            McCarthy
            TAA, VVD, Stevens
            Salah, KDB, Grealish, Martial
            Vardy, Ings, DCL
            (McGovern) (Holgate, Cantwell, Williams)

            Thanks

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 2 Years
              11 days, 10 hours ago

              B. Adama to feast on Norwich's rickety back-line

              1. Tinkermania
                  11 days, 10 hours ago

                  He better get more than 7 points. Him and Mane blocking Lundy's points.

                  1. Tinkermania
                      11 days, 10 hours ago

                      This week that is.

                  2. Don Kloppeone
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    11 days, 10 hours ago

                    Its very tempting!

                    Will decide after watching him this weekend

              2. Woy_is_back
                • 2 Years
                11 days, 11 hours ago

                Vardy & Jimmy braces tonight and the chase for Chris begins 😉

                1. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  11 days, 11 hours ago

                  Jimmy is my cappo and can feel a brace in my waters 🙂

                  1. kamdaraji
                    • 10 Years
                    11 days, 11 hours ago

                    wow

                2. Queens of the South Age
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  11 days, 11 hours ago

                  Best of luck mate. Jimmy might not be a differential for long so make the most of it.

                  1. jia you jia you
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    11 days, 11 hours ago

                    cheers mate, well spoken interview, hope you win it!

                3. Wolves Ay We
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  11 days, 10 hours ago

                  Yep Jimmy gets a brace scoring two goals, and Vardy gets a brace for a minor injury and has to come off early. 😉

              3. kamdaraji
                • 10 Years
                11 days, 11 hours ago

                Nice to see everyone is genuinely very concerned about Traore's health

                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 2 Years
                  11 days, 10 hours ago

                  Peace and good-will to all men (including Traore) - that's my motto.

              4. Nailed Jesus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                11 days, 11 hours ago

                Newcastle fans - is Hayden's place safe with Shelvey, Bentaleb and the Longstaff brothers? Presumably he's their only defensive midfielder?

                1. Royal5
                  • 8 Years
                  11 days, 11 hours ago

                  Is Bentaleb a Newcastle player?

                  1. Nailed Jesus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    11 days, 11 hours ago

                    on loan mate, starter in their last three matches

                    1. Royal5
                      • 8 Years
                      11 days, 10 hours ago

                      Had no idea tbh. Thought he was in germany somwhere. Seen him around when playing fifa 🙂

                      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                        • 2 Years
                        11 days, 10 hours ago

                        Went to Germany, did well for a while, then rubbed the coach up the wrong way and frozen out. Ended up at Newc playing alongside Hayden.

                2. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  11 days, 11 hours ago

                  Shelvey and the Longstaff brothers.... a good name for Guy Ritchie's next gangster flick 🙂

              5. Queens of the South Age
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                11 days, 11 hours ago

                Best of luck mate. Jimmy might not be a differential for long so make the most of it. 🙂

                1. Queens of the South Age
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  11 days, 11 hours ago

                  Reply fail to Woy

                2. Jonny HOW SON?
                  • 5 Years
                  11 days, 11 hours ago

                  Are you the guy who's first in the world? :O

              6. boc610
                • 8 Years
                11 days, 10 hours ago

                people still not really grasping the notion that there could be two very localised Norwich and Sothampton only weather events tomorrow of perfect football playing conditions and it still wouldnt make one bit of difference to fans travelling in the storm conditions from liverpool or burnley

                1. I Member
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  11 days, 10 hours ago

                  Then they should travel today because the games are going ahead. I have Button, Rico and Dendoncker on my bench so can't afford to postpone either match.

                2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 2 Years
                  11 days, 10 hours ago

                  Selfish of them not to all travel up today and turn up to the ground 6 hours early.

                3. Jarvish Scott Talent
                  • 5 Years
                  11 days, 10 hours ago

                  Meh, not worth getting angry or applying FPL biases about as not a lot we can do about it.

              7. Cruz88
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                11 days, 10 hours ago

                Score prediction for tonight?

                I'll go for 1-2. Vardy and Jota in amongst the points. Jimi assist. Maybe something for nacho.

                1. Jonny HOW SON?
                  • 5 Years
                  11 days, 10 hours ago

                  Nacho Monreal? Thought he left

                2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 2 Years
                  11 days, 10 hours ago

                  Hope: Jimi to win and score 3 pens and someone like Gray or Albrighton to get one for Leicester.

              8. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
                • 7 Years
                11 days, 10 hours ago

                Peace be upon those who did not captain Salah (nor).

                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 2 Years
                  11 days, 10 hours ago

                  Amen, brother.

                2. Wolves Ay We
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  11 days, 10 hours ago

                  And a peaceful game for Salah. 😉

              9. kamdaraji
                • 10 Years
                11 days, 10 hours ago

                The calm before the storm

                1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                  • 2 Years
                  11 days, 10 hours ago

                  This.

                2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 2 Years
                  11 days, 10 hours ago

                  Calm before the storm apparently a real thing - won't go into the causes here.
                  Anyway thanks Kamdaraji for bringing it up.

              10. DA Minnion
                • 7 Years
                11 days, 10 hours ago

                Would love to see a Vardy brace and a Jimmy blank tonight.

                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 2 Years
                  11 days, 10 hours ago

                  Down with this sort of thing.

                2. Jarvish Scott Talent
                  • 5 Years
                  11 days, 10 hours ago

                  I think everyone hopes their players do well and the highly owned ones they don't own do badly.