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Stats or the Eye Test – Which is better for FPL?

Throughout history, there have been many examples of intense division; Roundheads versus Cavaliers, North versus South, Beatles versus Stones, Leave versus Remain, Laurel versus Yanny, the list goes on.

But few subjects will have inspired the kind of fierce debate than the question of which is better for making FPL decisions; Stats or the Eye Test.

Proponents of the Eye Test; the idea that you need to actually watch football to do well in FPL, or at least that it is beneficial, often view Stats aficionados as nerds and somewhat artificial football fans who would probably be playing Fantasy K-Pop as long as it involved a pivot table.

They are often heard saying things like “Do you even watch football?” in a pejorative tone towards huddles of Stats fans, nervously and nasally talking ‘xG’ in what they believed to be an FPL safe space. 

Supporters of Stats; the opinion that underlying statistical information provides as good if not better view of football for the purposes of making FPL decisions, view proponents of the Eye Test as knuckle-dragging luddites who probably own a Greggs rewards card and reminisce for the ‘glory days’ when watching Saint and Greavsie on a Sunday afternoon was enough FPL research to give you ‘that edge’.

Okay, so all of this is maybe a little hyperbolic for the purposes of creating dramatic tension and, in reality, we all probably sit at least a little across both camps, but the question does remain as to which is better for making FPL decisions; Stats or the Eye Test and this is the question I’m going to try and address here.

The Eye Test

You would think that watching football would be an obvious benefit when it comes to playing a game that involves making football-related decisions and, indeed, many of the best FPL players out there, and several FPL champions no less, credit their success to the amount of football they consume.

It’s true that watching football can offer a lot to your FPL game as it provides the viewer with a broader understanding of football tactics and strategy and how these function, interact or conflict in order to increase or decrease a player’s chances of scoring FPL points.

Much of this is often difficult to pick up in stats alone, an example perhaps being Leicester’s Jamie Vardy (£9.7m) and his famous goal-scoring runs of the past, which occurred despite him seemingly taking barely any shots on goal. 

The manner in which Leicester played, and Vardy’s own style of play, combined to create a scenario where heconsistently overperformed against his stats. Now, you could argue that Vardy is now regressing but, it remains true that, had you been going by underlying stats alone even this season, you mighthave missed out on a run of 14 goals in 12 games.

These statistical anomalies occur at both ends of the pitch. For example, in the past six Gameweeks, Liverpool have allowed more shots than Chelsea and Manchester City, yet they have conceded only a fraction of the goals. Indeed Liverpool have made more defensive errors than all but three other Premier League teams this season and yet they have by far the best defensive record. The fewest defensive errors conceded? Watford.

So, you might surmise from this that you can’t believe stats and you can only really trust your own eyes. But can you actually trust your own eyes? The inherent cognitive biases that can influence an FPL manager’s perspective have been discussed on this site before and they will, in all likelihood, distort our visual perceptions of a player’s performance.

For example, when sitting down to scout a player in a football match, ‘confirmation bias’, or our tendency to search for or interpret information in a way that confirms our existing views or expectations, will almost inevitably come into play. 

If you’ve decided that you want a player, you will probably pay greater attention to the good things that the player does. If you’ve decided you don’t want a player, or it’s difficult for you to get them, you’ll probably focus more on the bad things, or dismiss the good things (like a hat-trick) as ‘unsustainable’.

Then there’s the question of the sample size for the Eye Test and ‘belief in the law of small numbers’ which is the biased belief that a small sample will be accurately representative of the larger picture.

Concluding that a player offers attacking threat and thus “passess the eye test” could, in fact, be credited to as little as one or two memorable instances in the match a person just watched, not to mention that it is just one match and that we have yet to factor in the opposition.

Anyone who has watched a football match and thought “Ooh, Luke Shaw is getting forward a lot…” and brought him in on that basis can probably attest to how misleading our perception can be.

The key problem with the Eye Test is the general uncertainty as to what is actually being tested and, even moreso, what it even takes to pass the test. It has no objective standard and, by any scientific measure, the ‘eye test’ would be considered about as reliable as the average office printer.

Stats

So are stats better? Stats do have some advantages over the Eye Test, in particular that they offer a scalable means of interpreting football matches. Stats can distill hours upon hours of football into easily-digestible and objective data, offering a consistent platform for making decisions.

Stats can offer insights that are effectively invisible to the naked eye and help FPL managers to identify undervalued assets, predict form and, indeed, over-performance in a consistent manner. Stats can boil seemingly impossible questions such as; ‘who is the better Liverpool asset; Sadio Mané (£12.2m) or Mohamed Salah (£12.8m)?’ into objective stats, and they can do it in seconds.

Of course, certain stats are better than others. I’ve spoken before in this column about the significance of opportunity over ability for predicting goal scoring form and others have highlighted the strong correlations between stats such as ‘big chances’ and ‘shots in the box’ and goal scoring returns.

Stats such as xG and xGC, while not quite perfect, offer an instructive basis for making predictions and, with the introduction of things such as player heat maps, stats are offering an ever more complete view of a football match.

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Stats are also accessible. You don’t need to know your Lindeberg from your Lyapunov or your chi-squared from your psi-squared to make good use of statistical data. This site itself collects, distils and refines stats into many easily-usable forms and offers things like the Rate My Team tool which allows managers to just plug players in and let an algorithm do the rest. Stats in FPL have never been so plentiful, accessible or user-friendly as they currently are.

So, stats are better then? Well, not necessarily as many of the aforementioned challenges that problematise the Eye Test also apply here too. Anyone who has ever run two players through the Comparison Tool has probably experienced the tendency to cherry pick the stats that support the player who, deep down, they really wanted to get in the first place (confirmation bias again). 

Indeed, the value of stats are highly conditional; you need to be looking at the right stats, in the right volume and in the right context. For an example of how misleading stats can be, just look at any early season bandwagon and how they came to be thus. Typically they involve people making judgements on a player based on one or two matches with little consideration given to factors such as to the opposition, the player’s level of motivation, the possibility that they are an unknown quantity and thus harder to mark and, broadly, the conditions for sustainability of the form that they demonstrate.

Stats are also very easy to skew. Players who have exceptional games, sendings off, injuries, all these things and many more can disproportionately influence how player or team stats might appear. Despite the developments in xG, I’ve yet to see any stat that can reliably distinguish between a striker having an off day and a goalkeeper having a worldie as well as the Eye Test can, so we’re still some way, I think, to being able to fully and reliably ‘watch’ a match purely in the form of numbers, Matrix-style.

Football, I’d argue, is a much more challenging game to quantify statistically when compared to more linear, turn-based sports such as baseball (which has practically had its genome mapped it is so statistically rich) given the number of variables at play and, while it might seem like there are ‘too many’ stats in FPL, the lack of depth in those stats is actually a pretty big challenge to their utility. In FPL, we are almost always looking to make judgements on sample sizes that would be too small for any valid statistical test. In fact, it’s probably only when we get to this stage of the season where stats offer anything approaching reliability. So, when we talk about stats in FPL, we are really only ever talking about something that is directional and probably never conclusive.

Conclusion

A combination of both the Eye Test and Stats is the right way to go

Inevitably, there are advantages and disadvantages to both Stats and the Eye Test and both rely enormously on how we use them and the extent to which we can control the influence of our biases while doing so. Because neither the Eye Test nor Stats can tell the entire story individually, we have to conclude that it is the combination of both that is ideal. 

Having said that, I do think that it is significantly easier to remain objective when looking at stats versus a football match because stats tend to provoke far less emotion than the act of watching football does. I also think that we are moving towards a point of sophistication in stats where the marginal benefit of watching football versus just using stats will probably be quite small, possibly to the point where it may even be detrimental from an FPL-perspective.

What do I mean by this? Something people tend to find interesting about my FPL-winning season is that it came despite me watching almost no football at all that year (out of circumstance I stress, not because I don’t like watching football!).

The assumption is, generally, that this would be a huge disadvantage, however, I’ve come to believe that it may actually have been a big advantage. Because I wasn’t watching football, I was able to make all sorts of decisions that I’d normally struggle to make. I never worried about picking players playing against the team I support, I never picked a player because I wanted to feel more invested in a game I was watching and I never conflated what I wanted to happen with what was objectively more likely to happen.

Because I wasn’t watching, none of this really mattered.

Not watching football stripped much of the emotion and many of the biases from my decision process, leaving just the cold hard facts. I wouldn’t want to live like that forever, but I can’t deny that it probably helped that season.

It’s unlikely that many managers will stop watching football for the sake of their FPL team but we can become more conscious of the emotions and biases that might affect our use of the Eye Test, and indeed Stats, for making FPL decisions and seek to manage or compartmentalise these things.

If you use Stats, make sure you’re remaining objective and that you’re looking at the right stats, in a large enough quantity and in context. If you are an Eye Test aficionado, mentally separating the football that you watch for entertainment or team loyalty and the football you watch for research may improve your game. And if you are an Eye Test ‘purist’ who eschews stats entirely, you might want to consider giving them a shot or risk handing an ever growing and ever more accessible advantage to your opponents.

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1,279 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Oldie99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Current team:
    Vvd Trent Lund (Rico)
    Salah kdb grealish Son*
    1ft

    A. Son to Martial/Bruno
    B. Son & vvd to Mane & Danny Rose -4 (is there any merit to Rose?)
    C. Son & Lund to ?????

    Pls help, I’m up to top 7k and don’t mind taking a few risks in the next couple weeks to keep climbing

    1. Pegboy
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      That's not your full team. Who are your strikers, GKs and bench?

      No merit in Rose.
      I prefer double Liv defence, but personal preference.
      Grealish may need to go, but impossible to tell without seeing your full squad.

    2. Better off with a pin and a…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I'm not sure that Mane is worth a hit over the double LIV defence. I did Son to Martial in a similar position to you, but there a number of similar-ish options around that price which could work; Bruno is one, Pepe is an exciting possibility, but as I had Auba I didn't fancy 2 expensive players missing out next week. If you don't have any Arsenal I'd seriously consider him as well. Cheaper mids like Perez, Martial, Traore even, might let you upgrade elsewhere next week. Good luck!

  2. Pegboy
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    McCarthy (Button)
    TAA Robertson Lascelles (Lund Webster)
    Salah (c) KdB Martial Alli (Hayden)
    Vardy Ings DCL

    2FT £0.3m

    I'd like to take the chance of 2FTs to sort Lund and Webster, but I keep getting seduced by attacking subs. DCL also has horrible fixtures. Alli is confusing as he's getting loads of chances and playing false 9, but looks well out of form. Ideally I'd only use 1FT to have more info for blanks and DGWs.

    a) Webster/Lund > Boly (bench Lascelles) roll FT
    b) Alli + DCL > Jimi + Traore/Barnes
    c) Vardy > Jimi roll FT
    d) Something else

    1. Better off with a pin and a…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      B or maybe A for me. Alli could step up with Son out, but my suspicion is that Spurs will just look a bit toothless. DCL's stats are really good, but the fixtures not. I think if you've held Vardy this long you should probably hang on for the good fixture run coming.

  3. Stormbringer22
      1 month, 6 days ago

      According to a different website the top 10 likely players to score this GW are as follows:

      1. Salah - 66.7%
      2. Mane - 60.2%
      3. Ings - 58.1%
      3. Martial - 58.1%
      5. Auba - 55.6%
      6. Kun - 57.6%
      6. Tammy - 54.6%
      8. Jimi - 51.3%
      8. Bobby - 51.3%
      10. Jesus - 50.0%

      No idea how they work-out those percentages but there ya go. Do with this information whatever you'd like 😀

      1. TaiwanHC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Based on scoring odds of course

      2. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Probably just based on anytime scorer bookies odds - if so, they won't take into account likelihood to start.

        1. baps sniffer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Doubt even that. You can get 2.38 for Firmino to score, so if he had over 50% probability to score, well... Betting would be extremely profitable 🙂

      3. Soto Ayam
          1 month, 6 days ago

          We'll I've got the top 3 at least.

        • Stormbringer22
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Kun is 54.6% sorry, miss-typed

          • Pegboy
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Martial, Tammy and Jesus look high.

            1. Stormbringer22
                1 month, 6 days ago

                What I was thinking

                1. Jullepuu
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Same here

                2. Jarvish Scott Talent
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Probably doesn't take into account likelihood to start, and Martial's may have been done before last night, so were on artificially cautious odds.

                  1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Plus Man U fans tend to be the gambling using their heart rather than their brain types, so Man U/Man U players are usually shorter odds than they probably should be.

                  2. Stormbringer22
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      I would expect it to be based on 90mins of game time, yes

                3. Gudjohnsen
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  I've got 5 of those so a bad gw coming up.

                  1. Stormbringer22
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      🙁

                4. camarozz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Damn...bottomed

                  Bench one..

                  A) Vardy (city)
                  B) DCL (arsenal)
                  C) Traore(nor)

                  Harder decision than u think..

                  1. Benjustjamin
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    DCL

                  2. Tony Martial
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    And there’s no way you can play all 3!?

                  3. Pegboy
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    B or C. Probably B

                  4. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Tricky - probably C for me.

                5. Roll The Dyche
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Chances of a Wood start this weekend?

                  1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    You should know, Sean

                6. La Vida Latte
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Wich transfer this week?

                  A) Son -> Ward Prowse
                  B) Aguero -> Jimenez
                  C) Lunstram -> Boly

                  1. iL PiStOlErO
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      A or C

                      1. La Vida Latte
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Thanks! How many minutes do you think Aguero will get?

                        1. iL PiStOlErO
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            Think he is starting this one for sure and then it depends about score, City need to win this one to take that second place and focus on CL.

                      2. Pegboy
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Hard to tell without seeing your squad, but in isolation, C.

                        1. La Vida Latte
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          Thanks!
                          Yes, I was interested in the transfer in isolation 🙂

                    • iL PiStOlErO
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        GTG?

                        Ramsdale
                        TAA Egan Taylor
                        Salah(C) KdB Martial Grealish
                        Firmino Vardy Ings

                        Martin Dendo Cathart Soy

                        1. Pegboy
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          FTs or £?

                          1. iL PiStOlErO
                              1 month, 6 days ago

                              0ft, 0.7 itb. Already done a -4. Son&Maupay to Martial&Ings was the move.

                              1. La Vida Latte
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                1 month, 6 days ago

                                I wouldn´t take another hit for any of those. So GTG!

                              2. Pegboy
                                • 9 Years
                                1 month, 6 days ago

                                Then log off. You're done for the week.

                                1. iL PiStOlErO
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    Just wanted to see some opinions. Cheers.

                          2. Hazardous1983
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            Start perez lund or grealish

                            1. Pegboy
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 6 days ago

                              Grealish

                              1. Stormbringer22
                                  1 month, 6 days ago

                                  +1

                                  1. iL PiStOlErO
                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                      +2

                                      1. La Vida Latte
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 10 Years
                                        1 month, 6 days ago

                                        +3

                              2. Little Red Lacazette
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 6 days ago

                                Vardy -> Jimenez for -4?

                                1. iL PiStOlErO
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    Though.

                                  • La Vida Latte
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 10 Years
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    Depends. Are your team set up for gw28?
                                    I wouldn´t do this transfer for a hit though....

                                  • deathorglory
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 6 Years
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    Seems crazy to me, keep Vardy for his good run after City.

                                  • Pegboy
                                    • 9 Years
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    Nope

                                2. BigBillyBass
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 6 days ago

                                  For rest of the season?

                                  A) Boly
                                  B) Enda Stevens

                                  1. g40steve
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    A, Wolves are a different team with Boly back.
                                    He had a goal ruled out at the w/e.

                                3. deathorglory
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  1 month, 6 days ago

                                  Ryan (Button)
                                  TAA VVD Baldock (Lundstram, Soyuncu)
                                  Salah, KDB, Grealish, Fleck (Maddison)
                                  Vardy, Ings, DCL

                                  1M ITB, 2FT

                                  Finally making progress upto ~5k from constant 100k rank, so I don't want to mess it up now 😀

                                  I was thinking
                                  A) Maddison + DCL to H.Barnes + Jimenez
                                  B) Ryan to Guaita

                                  Getting rid of DCL is a tough decision, those fixtures are just so bad though... risky also to get Jiminez in with possible Europa rotation?

                                4. Bubz
                                  • 6 Years
                                  1 month, 6 days ago

                                  Best Lund replacement in similar price range? Boly?

                                  1. La Vida Latte
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 10 Years
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    Yes! Boly!

                                  2. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    Yeah Boly

                                  3. g40steve
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    Good pick,

                                5. Paul Psychic Octopus
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 9 Years
                                  1 month, 6 days ago

                                  Has any dust settled on the best replacement for Son?

                                  A. Martial (but it's Man U we're talking about)
                                  B. Alli/Bergwijn (are Spurs ever going to score again?)
                                  C. Richarlison (tough run of fixtures ahead)
                                  D. Mahrez/Bilva (rotation risk, but still accrue points when playing)
                                  E. ANO?

                                  1. deathorglory
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 6 Years
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    Very tough one, Martial seems like the best option for me. Great run of fixtures and the focal point of the team. If it works out in the first few weeks he's a season keeper.

                                  2. G Banger
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    E. Possibly Bruno, he's on my watchlist

                                  3. baps sniffer
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    Mane for me 😉

                                    1. baps sniffer
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                      But I already have Martial.

                                6. Óró Sé…
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 6 days ago

                                  Who's the better Burnley mid (need for 28 & 31)

                                  A. Westwood
                                  B. McNeil

                                  1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    B, but do you really need one?

                                7. Grievez
                                  • 8 Years
                                  1 month, 6 days ago

                                  Anyone else feel getting Marital, Bruno, Alli for Son is a trap?

                                  Have Jimmy already and think Traore is the way to go leaving 5m to upgrade Bobby - Kun if DGW 29 happens.

                                  Thoughts please.......

                                  1. G Banger
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    I'm moving on Traore next week, but not keen on Kun even with DGW due to CL

                                  2. Pegboy
                                    • 9 Years
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    I own Alli and Martial, but wouldn't buy any of them.

                                8. G Banger
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 6 days ago

                                  Bench 1 of the following:

                                  a) Lundy
                                  b) Stephens
                                  c) Lascelles
                                  d) DCL
                                  e) Vardy

                                  1. Cahill
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 9 Years
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    c

                                  2. Your Doing It Wrong
                                    • 7 Years
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    A

                                  3. G Banger
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    Yeah a) and c) is my coin toss at the mo

                                  4. iL PiStOlErO
                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                      A

                                  5. Wolves Ay We
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    Could someone summarise the pros and cons of using the Free Hit Chip in BGW31 or DGW34?

                                    Thanks

                                    1. G Banger
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                      BGW
                                      Pro: Stops you having many 0 pointers
                                      Con: The players that are playing may be low scorers on minnow teams

                                      DGW
                                      Pro: Maximize on best players with two games and best fixtures
                                      Con: Chance certain teams have already won the league or mid table and / or players are rotated

                                    2. Pukki Party
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                      34 likely to have both blanks and doubles so i'm looking at using it that week. Also think it's more fun to use it during a double.

                                      31 could have only a few fixtures (3 minimum), the fewer the fixtures it's easier to navigate with transfers imo.

                                    3. Wolves Ay We
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                      Thanks. Good answers.

                                  6. Runaway
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 8 Years
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    I want Jimenez or Traore (or both) but I don't know how. What would you do?

                                    A) Martial + DCL > Jimi + Traore (-4)
                                    B) Vardy > Jimi (then find another way to bring back Vardy after he hits the form - 0.2 or 0.3 value loss )
                                    C) Keep and reconsider next week with 2 FT!

                                    Ryan
                                    TAA Stevens Stephens
                                    Salah Mane KDB Martial
                                    Vardy Ings DCL
                                    Button Lascelles Soy Dendo
                                    0 FT, 0.0 ITB

                                  7. lekalatch
                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                      KDB Auba --> Mane(C) Jimenez worth it for a -4?

                                      1. Better off with a pin and a…
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 7 Years
                                        1 month, 6 days ago

                                        Not for me, no. You could easily reduce your score with that move, even before the hit.

                                    • Lindelol
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                      Bench two
                                      1. Lascelles
                                      2. Lundstram
                                      3. Holgate
                                      4. Stephens

                                      1. Cahill
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 9 Years
                                        1 month, 6 days ago

                                        1
                                        3

                                      2. Stormbringer22
                                          1 month, 6 days ago

                                          2 3

                                        • Runaway
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 8 Years
                                          1 month, 6 days ago

                                          2-3

                                        • Your Doing It Wrong
                                          • 7 Years
                                          1 month, 6 days ago

                                          2
                                          3

                                        • Pukki Party
                                          • 2 Years
                                          1 month, 6 days ago

                                          13

                                      3. vincentwsho
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 1 Year
                                        1 month, 6 days ago

                                        Fleck (BHA) to Traore (NOR) worth a -4 hit this week?

                                        1. Cahill
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 9 Years
                                          1 month, 6 days ago

                                          no

                                        2. Stormbringer22
                                            1 month, 6 days ago

                                            Definitely not

                                          • FPL Pillars
                                            • 3 Years
                                            1 month, 6 days ago

                                            Ni

                                        3. phily4321
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 1 Year
                                          1 month, 6 days ago

                                          G2G?
                                          2FT 0.5m

                                          Henderson
                                          Trent-Robbo-Stevens
                                          Salah-KDB-Grealish-Traore
                                          Auba-Jimenez-Ings
                                          (McCarthy-Taylor-Mooy-Lascelles)

                                        4. SheBangsTheDrums
                                          • 5 Years
                                          1 month, 6 days ago

                                          Help! No idea what to do with this lot - 1 FT, 2.4 ITB!

                                          Ryan
                                          TAA Holgate Baldock
                                          Salah KDB Grealish Traore
                                          Kun Jimmy Ings

                                          Button Dendonker Rico Kabasele

                                          Who needs to be shipped and in what order?

                                          Holgate
                                          Kun
                                          Grealish
                                          Rico

                                        5. Stormbringer22
                                            1 month, 6 days ago

                                            Considering a Wolves triple-up in the coming weeks. Is Boly + Traore + Jimi too much?

                                            1. Cahill
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 9 Years
                                              1 month, 6 days ago

                                              prob not considering blanks

                                            2. FPL Pillars
                                              • 3 Years
                                              1 month, 6 days ago

                                              It’s fine with fixtures and they do not blank

                                            3. HaffNanner
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 2 Years
                                              1 month, 6 days ago

                                              I'm going for Doherty Traore Jimi. Was hesitant initially but you can't find better value than Traore and they look on fire.

                                            4. Stormbringer22
                                                1 month, 6 days ago

                                                Cheers both

                                            5. FPL Pillars
                                              • 3 Years
                                              1 month, 6 days ago

                                              Martial is a trap right?

                                              1. Stormbringer22
                                                  1 month, 6 days ago

                                                  Always has been, always will be

                                                • Cahill
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 9 Years
                                                  1 month, 6 days ago

                                                  Hope not cause if so, then as Elvis would say...

                                                  Im caught in a trap!

                                              2. HaffNanner
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 2 Years
                                                1 month, 6 days ago

                                                Any thoughts on this WC? 0.0ITB

                                                Henderson (McCarthy)
                                                Trent Robertson Doherty (Egan Lascelles)
                                                Salah KDB Barnes Traore (Mooy)
                                                Aubameyang Jimenez Ings

                                                1. Stormbringer22
                                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                                    I like it

                                                    1. HaffNanner
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                                      Thanks. Torn between this and a Mane and Salah draft but keep coming back to this one.

                                                      1. Stormbringer22
                                                          1 month, 6 days ago

                                                          Have been weighing up Pros and Cons all week over this. Trust me, Double defence is the way to go.

                                                    2. ShaunGoater123
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 5 Years
                                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                                      very nice.

                                                      plan for next week with the blanks as looks like you have 4 players out?

                                                      1. HaffNanner
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 2 Years
                                                        1 month, 6 days ago

                                                        Yes you're right, Egan might become Stephens for this reason. Thanks

                                                  • TaiwanHC
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 3 Years
                                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                                    Repost

                                                    What would you do with the team below? 1.4 ITB and 1 FT. Son is the main priority.

                                                    Ramsdale - McGovern
                                                    TAA - Lundstram - Dunk - Lascelles - Simpson
                                                    Salah - KDB - Son - Grealish - Dendoncker
                                                    Firmino - Jimenez - Ings

                                                    I'm really tempted to do Son + Firmino to Mane + Abraham (-4).

                                                    What do you guys think?

                                                    1. Stormbringer22
                                                        1 month, 6 days ago

                                                        Not fond of hits but could pay off

                                                    2. sonsational
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                                      Start calvert lewin(ars a) or adama traore(nor h)?

                                                    3. Bishopool
                                                      • 8 Years
                                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                                      Would you?

                                                      a) De Bruyne -> Martial (or Fernandes)
                                                      b) De Bruyne -> Pepe
                                                      c) stay with in form De Bruyne

                                                      1. lifes a pitch
                                                        • 6 Years
                                                        1 month, 6 days ago

                                                        C

                                                      2. kuzser
                                                        • 2 Years
                                                        1 month, 6 days ago

                                                        c

                                                      3. ShaunGoater123
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 5 Years
                                                        1 month, 6 days ago

                                                        C all day

                                                      4. FPL Pillars
                                                        • 3 Years
                                                        1 month, 6 days ago

                                                        C no contest

                                                      5. Runaway
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 8 Years
                                                        1 month, 6 days ago

                                                        C

                                                    4. kuzser
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                                      Not sure what to do with that team as only 1ft,0.1itb
                                                      Is it GTG or use a ft
                                                      A) Alli-> Traore
                                                      B) Alli-> Martial/Bruno
                                                      C) Alli-> Ward-Prowse
                                                      D) Kelly->Taylor/Saiss and play him

                                                      McCarthy
                                                      Vvd - TAA - Egan
                                                      Grealish- Alli - KDB- Salah
                                                      Vardy - DCL - Ings

                                                      Maddison, Lascelles, Kelly