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Scoutcast Episode 324 – The impact of coronavirus on FPL

The impact of coronavirus is being felt globally, with a number of countries taking measures to stop its spread via changes to the sporting calendar and other events.

Already this is affecting the Premier League, with Arsenal’s trip to Manchester City on Wednesday evening postponed as a precautionary measure. This is due to a number of Arsenal players coming into contact with Olympiacos owner Evangelos Marinakis, who has contracted the virus.

In this latest episode, our Scoutcast trio of Joe, FPL Family’s Lee and Az discuss the impact of coronavirus on Fantasy Premier League and the possible scenarios managers face, such as behind-closed-doors games. Empty stadiums are now commonplace across Europe, including in UEFA Europa League and Champions League ties.

Meanwhile, the crew consider how best to handle the depleted Gameweek 31 schedule and the best players to target.

Kevin De Bruyne‘s (£10.6m) central role in FPL managers’ squads is also called into question as Chelsea’s form and favourable fixtures makes them ripe for investment.

There’s some very unfortunate teams featured in our ‘Rough with the Smooth’ round-up of your Gameweek 29.

Clean sheets and differentials are also considered and this weekend’s fixtures are a central focus as our trio reveal their transfer and captaincy plans.

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  1. Black Knights
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    This place is quiet. Coronavirus much?

    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      You still have your Santa hat on

      1. Black Knights
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Oh blimey, indeed i have!

        1. Konstaapeli
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Should replace it with facemask asap

    2. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Should have seen it this morning.......anger, whining, loss of perspective
      And that was just me

      1. Black Knights
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        🙂

  2. Le Bluff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    https://twitter.com/RichFay/status/1237696028993781760

    Looks like Martial not part of the Utd squad for their EL match.

    Hopefully just a precaution and that he's fit for Sunday. Suffered a very nasty gash to his leg on Sunday.

    1. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Nice rest for the lad

    2. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Awww poor poor boy

    3. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      lol you said gash

    4. FOO FIGHTER
        2 months, 24 days ago

        And for once I was actually thinking of going against my will to own him for the very first time ever!

    5. coyiii
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Want to bring in a WAT defender for the upcoming blank. Who is the best between Kabasele/Cathcart/Masina?

        1. BNMC
            2 months, 24 days ago

            I have Cathcart for nailedness

        2. TheTinman
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          That cancelled fixture cost me around 22 points.

          1. ALI_G
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            how can you know that?

            1. Pukki Party
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Had 11 players from ManCity and Arsenal

          2. Met Eish
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            same!

            Vardy and Mane out for Auba and KDB 🙁

            1. Strchld
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Ouch

        3. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          @sistoney67

          After discussions with Premier League @WestHam say they expect Sunday's game v @Wolves to go ahead. West Ham played Arsenal last weekend.

          1. NoWayJose
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            So, as I understand this, Wolves are playing Olympiakos in midweek who's owner tested positive and confirmed status on players and all ground staff not known yet, as well as West Ham on the weekend who had contact with Arsenal who also have direct contact with said owner and also have test results pending?

              1. NoWayJose
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Atleast thats a relief. I still think theres some unnecessary risks involved - should any Arsenal player test positive they should halt the season entirely for a duration of 2-3 weeks

        4. Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Autosubs are just all luck, I have chosen players as subs who may get me good points if one of my eleven is a no-show. Hence I had Barnes waiting on the bench.

          1. Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Sorry I meant *not just all luck

          2. Public user
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            I played barnes n benched Bruno

          3. Marmalade Forest
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            You scored more points because someone you thought would be better than Barnes didn’t play.

            Not just that, you scored a lot more points because the person you thought was the 11th best outfielder, did better than most/all (of your) other players.

            To pick up 4-8 points off the bench because you have a strong squad, fine, that’s not luck, that’s common sense having a squad.

            To pick up 12+ off the bench, is luck.

            You made a bad decision benching Barnes, but you were rewarded because someone didn’t play.

            If Barnes didn’t come on for you, you’d be cursing your bad luck/decisions especially if it was because of a two minute cameo from someone you started.

            No one should say they’re “all” luck, but this week, you were lucky.

            1. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 24 days ago

              this

            2. jason_ni
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              I agree with this - out of interest who was your starting 11 that you could afford to bench Barnes home to Villa?

              Depending on how strong your 11 was, would determine the "luck" involved in getting Barnes from the bench.

          4. _sidney_will
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Had Williams, Dendoncker & Trossard, rather lucky 12 points & 82 points overall

            1. Steve ‘O’
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Marmalised

        5. La Roja
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Who is everyone captaining this GW then?

          1. NoWayJose
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Mane, for me.

          2. Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Alonso I think

          3. JohnRoss
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Mane possibly

          4. Holmes
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Sarri

          5. Berbinho's Forehead
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            2 different captains. I think captaining a player on Saturday is a good idea just in case things get worse on Sunday or for the derby on Monday.

            1. BNMC
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Then someone from Wat-Lei might be the best bet. Sarr!?

            2. Niho992
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Jimenet

              1. Niho992
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Z

            3. BNMC
                2 months, 24 days ago

                It's betweeen Auba and Bruno for me. Can't seem to convince myself to captain Salah.

              • Bubz
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Salah I think

              • I Member
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Salah

              • Greek Freak
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Aubameyang because why not?

              • Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Rage (c) Kev

              • ppv
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Aguero

              • SweepaKeepa
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                De Bruyne, I reckon, and all his associated risks. Only player at home!

                1. Shark Team
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  Agree but if the gw takes place with closed gates then home or away will be of lower importance

              • Better off with a pin and a…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Probably Auba.

              • ALI_G
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                keep on Salah

                done last 6 weeks and gone from 253k to 53k

              • Baganuva Hatty
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Bruno.

              • yosim
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  Mane does love a goal against the blueshite

              • Pass
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Sorry for silly question. The GW 30 Brighton vs. Arsenal will also be canceled?

                1. Holmes
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  Not yet

                2. Bubz
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  No

                3. Pass
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  Thanks all. Hopefully the 14 days is counted from the Olympiakos match date and no one's contracted.

                  1. BNMC
                      2 months, 24 days ago

                      It is. The Olympiakos players and staff have all been tested negative; now we wait for the Arsenal players and staff.

                4. Daghe Munegu
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  Have all my chips. Should I keep them for later?

                  1. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    Season could be over by then.
                    Use them as needed, if you are getting green arrows you are doing great.

                  2. Nomar
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    Same here.

                    May be wise to keep them in our pockets due to uncertainty about what will happen in the next few weeks.

                5. Berbinho's Forehead
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  Atletico Madrid fans cannot watch their own team in their own stadium nor will they be allowed to travel to their next 2 league opponents - tonight they'll be travelling to Anfield.

                  It's the inconsistency that's baffling.

                  1. Fudgy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    This country is a disgrace. We must close borders now

                    1. Whats the Huth
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 24 days ago

                      Behave yourself Fudgy

                    2. Better off with a pin and a…
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 24 days ago

                      I've just stood behind some poor, confused old man in a charity shop saying how great Coronavirus would be because it would finally kill off all the fraudsters that kept calling him. Was that you?

                      1. Marmalade Forest
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        I was in the doctors last year and an old man said we need to do something about the foreigners making waiting times so long.

                        Not a single “foreigner” in there. Awful lot of old people though.

                        1. El Presidente
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            Karma is a bitch isn't it? Vast majority of them will suffer the consequences months to come with the virus and all the "foreigners" working in the NHS the only hope they got left. .

                  2. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    Last Man Standing GW29 🏆 (356 teams)

                    Safety score = 46
                    Top score = 100
                    LMS average = 59.48 (-1.58) = 57.9

                    77 to be removed, 279 through to GW30
                    Bottom 25% or minimum 70 out next GW.
                    Congrats to all the survivors 🙂

                    1. BNMC
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        Just curious, is the LMS also written in Python or do you update it manually?

                        1. TorresMagic™
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          Ragabolly removes the teams these days with his program.

                    2. Fudgy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 24 days ago

                      Insane how some of you are asking questions on transfers here lol. The biggest pandemic in human history about to start ... There's 0 chance the prem continues after this weekend

                      1. tm370
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        A pandemic is coming but you are wrong about the Prem being cancelled this soon. It will go on behind close doors first. I doubt the season finishes though, unless the Euros are cancelled and the Prem is extended into the summer.

                        1. Fudgy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          Well it's getting cancelled regardless isn't it so what's the point. Times like this you realise how insignificant FPL really is. Big wake up call for me as an fpl addict.

                          1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            Probably best not to hang around on FFS if you are fighting FPL addiction.

                            1. Fudgy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              Not funny mate

                              1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 24 days ago

                                Wasn't a joke, it was advice.

                                1. Fudgy
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  2 months, 24 days ago

                                  You are obviously an fpl addict too lol . We all are.

                      2. stupendous
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        Uh, the Bubonic Plague and Spanish flu both say hi

                        1. Ógie
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          This

                          The plague wiped 1/3 of the population of Europe at the time and the Spanish flu took out people in their prime as in the 18 to 35 year old bracket.

                          Let’s pray that is it is noting like them catastrophes.

                          1. Pinky and De Bruyne
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            Spanish flu was the 19th century and the plague in the 13 hundreds i would like to think advancement in modern medicine would have counted for something ! I wouldn't get too worried mate

                            1. Ógie
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              Good point but the globalised world we live in today is a much different place than them times and things can spread a lot faster than medicine can keep up with.

                              I am not worrying or trying to scaremonger and my hope and prayers are with those infected and the medical professionals trying to do something about it.

                            2. Better off with a pin and a…
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              Spanish flu was 20th Century. Just after WW1.

                              1. Pinky and De Bruyne
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 24 days ago

                                correct

                        2. potatoace'scott talent
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          To be fair it could still end up being the biggest pandemic.
                          Whether it becomes the most lethal is highly unlikely though.

                      3. Holmes
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        Hope is something which allow human being to survive.

                        - Unknown

                        1. HamezMace
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          Whoever said that obviously never captained KdB

                      4. Whats the Huth
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        The prem will continue.
                        Season won’t be cancelled at all. It’ll just get extended

                      5. CONNERS
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        I expect the remaining games will be played behind closed doors, although as a Norwich fan, I feel declaring the whole season as null and void is the best option.

                        (Sorry 'Pool fans)

                        1. ppv
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          As a Villa fan I agree. There's always next season for Liverpool

                      6. 16ShimiC16
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        So dramatic, relax & go with the flow

                        1. CRO KLOPP
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          That is a stupid idea
                          ...PES would be so much better

                          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            🙂

                        2. Jarvish Scott Talent
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          Who got the assists?

                          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            And the BAPs?
                            Shoddy journalism.

                      7. Viorio
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        Shall we all buy CoronaVirus? What are the stats?

                      8. Pinky and De Bruyne
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        not like its a FFS forum or anything...

                      9. Bluth Banana
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        The biggest pandemic in human history? That statement is more fearmongering than anything else. While it may be large in absolute numbers (as we are more people on earth than ever before), it will certainly not be the deadliest one - not even close by the looks of it. Of course, precautions are necessary to avoid a massive number of infections simultaneously, but no need for dooming statements.

                    3. Bubbles1985
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 24 days ago

                      Where can I check which player prices are likely to raise or fall please?

                      1. BNMC
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          http://www.fplstatistics.co.uk/ is a good one

                          1. Bubbles1985
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            Thanks.

                            I want to make 2 transfers by Saturday and currently only 0.1m left over!

                        • BNMC
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            If the "target" exceeds ±100 then a change is likely to happen

                            1. Bubbles1985
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              Cheers for the info!

                        • Mané money
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          My auto subs just entered my gw29 team! It seems to be a bug in the game right now

                          1. TorresMagic™
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • Has Moderation Rights
                            • 10 Years
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            Looks updated and correct to me

                            1. Mané money
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              I swear out of nowhere Fleck got in the team with 3 points and Kdb out in the bench! Auba and Saka are as if they where done playing with 4 and 3 points total.

                              It's like my gameweek was processed accidentally 🙁

                              I hope they fixed or I will loose all Kdb's points and potentially Saka and Auba.

                              1. pricycle
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                2 months, 24 days ago

                                Is this a joke or have you just not been on here yet today?

                          2. skilldave
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            Game week is over now with Man city arsenal cancelled

                          3. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            I feel for you and the sudden realisation that it is correct

                            1. Mané money
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              At least it is not a bug. Fleck 3 points is better than nothing.
                              Thanks

                              1. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                2 months, 24 days ago

                                Good outlook mate 🙂

                          4. Gnu Scott talent
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            My auto-subs for the first 28 gameweeks have been processed as well, what the heck is going on here?

                        • I Member
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          Telling people to use their chips soon because the season might end doesn't sound like good advice to me. We don't know what will happen. Euro 2020 could be postponed and the leagues could finish later.

                          1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            Hopefully not. UEFA saying it will go ahead. They should cancel the league. Not the EURO'S, no way

                            1. tm370
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              The difference is that long distance travel is a pre-requisite for the Euros, much like the European competitions. That makes everything much more difficult. I dont think the UCL or Europa will be completed.

                              But I expect things will go mad over the next two months and then ease slightly, so we will see. I'm not confident in anything finishing at present though - I also believe that leagues being extended because of cancelled Euros is most likely.

                              1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                2 months, 24 days ago

                                Apparently they have a contingency plan of moving it to less effected areas . Not sure we can belive all we read but i would be suprised if they cancel the Euros unless flying to that country is effected

                                1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 24 days ago

                                  Euros wouldn't be cancelled - just moved to 2021.

                                  1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 10 Years
                                    2 months, 24 days ago

                                    Thats what i meant. Same applies. They saying it will happen this year and denied all false reports of countries asking for it to be dealyed. Of course clubs will want that. If nothing else their players won't get injured or tired by playing in the Euro's. Can't see Uefa bowing down unless completely necessary and we a while off now.

                                    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                                      • 5 Years
                                      2 months, 24 days ago

                                      As it stands it is happening this year, but seems inevitable now that it will get pulled as and when the situation gets worse. If it was a FIFA competition it would probably be different though!

                                      1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 10 Years
                                        2 months, 24 days ago

                                        Fungers cross they don't. I don't think they postpone it just to let leagues finish in the summer though. Why would they..

                                        1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                                          • 5 Years
                                          2 months, 24 days ago

                                          It isn't just to let the leagues finish though. If it was, I'd agree that they wouldn't move it, and the current seasons would just be finished in August.

                                          1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 10 Years
                                            2 months, 24 days ago

                                            Yer i know that. I'm just saying because some places say they asked them to postpone Euros so they can finish their season.

                                2. tm370
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 24 days ago

                                  I'm not sure I believe that to be honest. Firstly, countries will simply close their borders. The Roma game isnt going ahead because the Spanish government have not given permission for the flight landing - that will become commonplace. There is the question of planning, scheduling etc, which would require so much transport - all in doubt in the midst of a pandemic. All areas will be affected at some point - it's simply too infectious.

                                  Slowly but surely more and more places will become like Italy and everything will grind to a halt for a period.

                                  1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 10 Years
                                    2 months, 24 days ago

                                    They have to make a decision on the Olympics pretty soon. I guess that could be a good indication

                                3. lespaul
                                  • 10 Years
                                  2 months, 24 days ago

                                  *affected

                                  1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 10 Years
                                    2 months, 24 days ago

                                    Get a life. If i say it is effected you role with it. End of .

                                    1. Greek Freak
                                      • 4 Years
                                      2 months, 24 days ago

                                      *roll

                                      1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 10 Years
                                        2 months, 24 days ago

                                        It is role if i say.... etc etc

                                        You will just have to ignore the fact that i can't be arsed to spell check when replying on some irrelevant to life fantasy football forum 🙂 . LesPaul will be sat there with dictionary in one hand, kleenex in the other looking very smug and pleased with himself. I'm all about keeping folk happy

                                    2. Greek Freak
                                      • 4 Years
                                      2 months, 24 days ago

                                      Sorry, sorry, that was uncalled for - I just couldn't resist the opportunity. I deserve whatever abuse comes my way.

                          2. El Presidente
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              It will get better with the rise of temperatures, this virus won't survive 26/27 °C so I'm guessing the plan will rely on that going forward. Cancellation of European Championship would be a monstrous financial liability

                              1. jason_ni
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 24 days ago

                                So we are pretty much screwed here in northern ireland!

                          3. wulfranian
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            If Mount is fit should i save or sell Pepe for Sarr/Antonio/Fraser?

                            McCarthy
                            Alonso VVD Boly
                            Pepe Mane Barnes Mount
                            Jota Auba Jimenez

                            Pope Hayden Smith Taylor
                            1ft 0.4itb

                            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              Save

                            2. Viorio
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              save

                            3. wulfranian
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              cheers

                          4. Fulchester's New Centr…
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            The Arsenal midfielder's guide to self-isolation
                            HEY. I’m an Arsenal midfielder who must remain anonymous currently self-isolating due to the risk of having contracted coronavirus. Here’s how I’m getting through it.
                            Clear the house
                            Think you’re alone? Think again. When you live in a 16-bedroom mansion you might think you’re self-isolating only to discover that you’ve forgotten about your spare girlfriend, the staff of a charity foundation you set up and forgot about, and six cousins who’ve been playing cards with your money since 2013. Kick them all to the curb.
                            Stay off social media
                            Everyone wants to know every detail of my life because I’m amazing. That’s just a fact. But what’s not amazing is the coronavirus, my agent tells me. So posing in a Versace suit on a bed covered in 500€ notes is apparently ‘tasteless’.
                            Stay out of your cars
                            That’s a Lamborghini Aventador LP770-4 SVJ with only 600 on the clock, bro. It doesn’t need your COVID-19 reducing its value. However strong the temptation, don’t take it out for a little run. Wait until the nation’s in quarantine and the roads are empty.
                            Stockpile ripped jeans
                            The distressed denim industry is mainly based in Italy, and those dudes are in trouble. Within a few weeks there might be no more jeans ripped from crotch to ankle available and you’d need to recycle a previously worn pair. Stock up now.
                            Don’t move to China
                            If you’re like me, the majority of calls, texts and emails you receive every day are offering you tens of millions to move to China. Now, more than ever, you have to be careful not to accidentally say yes to one.
                            Ignore all of the above advice
                            I’m a Premier League footballer which means no laws apply to me and I can do whatever you want all the time. I don’t have to follow any rules, even if I just made them. So yeah. Hope all that was relatable.

                            https://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/celebrity/the-arsenal-midfielders-guide-to-self-isolation-20200311194366

                          5. No Professionals
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            I'm confused by tonight's cancellation, well the reasoning at least.

                            Arsenal players (not in squad) had contact with the olympiakos owner 13 days ago. At that point, no one knew he had coronavirus.

                            Said players self isolation ends on friday. How did they start their isolation immediately after contact even though no one knew he was infected?

                            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              Fleet of DeLoreans at London Colney

                            2. tm370
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              As I understand it, the point is that symptoms can emerge 14 days after first contact. No Arsenal players currently have symptoms but they could yet emerge. If everyone is fine after the 14 days then things will resume as normal.

                              1. Tambling5
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                2 months, 24 days ago

                                It's fourteen days after last, not first potential contact. Hence why people coming back off cruise ship had to do another fourteen days. As this incident was a one-off handshake, then first and last contact are the same. That's why people can't get their heads round it, I'm afraid.

                            3. I Member
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              They weren't isolated but if they all test negative then it's fine.

                            4. circusmonkey
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              They didn't isolate but the 14 day rule still applies.

                          6. jaguar shark
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            Has anyone run the numbers on using a freehit in 31 vs a double Gameweek?

                            Figure I’ll have 7 players (4 blanks) in 31. Surely there is going to be a week where we will have more than 4 players with doubles. (Assume template team)

                            1. tm370
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              And the nature of the player is important too and the aspect of choice. 31 involves, generally, lower scoring players and less predictable ties beyond Wolves and Liverpool (and every active player will have 3 from both of those, surely)

                            2. circusmonkey
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              Which why I am not playing free hit. Do a wildcard and get most of my team on doubles

                            3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              FH in a proper, proper DGW (or even TGW!) is just too mouthwatering to pass up

                            4. teneighty
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              You also have to factor in that many people not freehitting are using transfers to get players in that they don't want to keep in their teams after GW31. People frehitting in GW31 can focus on getting players with form and fixtures without worrying about them blanking in 31.

                              Example from reality: I'm planning to use FH in GW31 and I got Auba in this GW...wait...bad example...

                          7. Viorio
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            Is CoronaVirus essential now?

                            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              (C)orona

                          8. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            What other FPL Acts Of God/freak occurances can folks remember (not really disallowed onside goals, or allowed offside goals) that go alongside Covid19 taking out a DGW less than a week after the DGW itself had been announced

                            I'm thinking the likes of :

                            - Storm Ciara last month rearranging games
                            - Kun breaking ribs in a taxi close to a deadline
                            - Darren Bent Beachball goal

                            There must be other similarly bizarro events

                            1. ppv
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              When Torres was on his goal drought for Chelsea and the ball stuck in a puddle and he scored

                              1. Pinky and De Bruyne
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 24 days ago

                                Adam Johnson

                            2. Ógie
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              There was a season a while back where the site crashed on the opening day of the season which messed up a lot of managers at the time and I think there were teething problems during the first season of fpl which I was not involved in.

                              But this has the potential to be the biggest upset to the game ever and will surely eclipse those upsets.

                              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                2 months, 24 days ago

                                Yeah I remember that one

                                That was actually FPL's own technical incompetence hence they gave everyone a few wildcard to compensate for their error

                                Which was appropriate tbf as it was their mistake rather than an Act Of God

                            3. FOO FIGHTER
                                2 months, 24 days ago

                                Ederson miraculously throwing the ball to Mctom with an open net destroyed those who owned City defensive assets this GW.

                                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  2 months, 24 days ago

                                  Diving over Tony Gloves' shot didn't help either 🙂

                            4. Bury94
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              Wildcarded, removed Mane and Barnes as part of it. Brought in the Arsenal players. The rest is history. Hopefully it works out longer term, so frustrating.

                              Well and truly fell for the DGW lure, lesson learnt there!

                            5. Marmalade Forest
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              If there are no further postponements, surely we’re in for a City TGW now?

                              1. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 24 days ago

                                Very unlikely there wont be more postponements.

                              2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                • 2 Years
                                2 months, 24 days ago

                                Or an extra double. Game has to be played some-time (unless they cancel the whole thing).

                              3. BNMC
                                  2 months, 24 days ago

                                  If City stay in the UCL until the final, yes quite possibly.

                                • FOO FIGHTER
                                    2 months, 24 days ago

                                    How many City will you want to own knowing what happened this GW 😀

                                  • sovietrockettes
                                    • 1 Year
                                    2 months, 24 days ago

                                    Save that BB!!

                                • potatoace'scott talent
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  2 months, 24 days ago

                                  The way things are going I'd expect gw38 to be delayed indefinitely and a very , very long gw37 being arranged to mop up all the likely cancellations.

                                  1. Bury94
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    2 months, 24 days ago

                                    That would be awesome!

                                  2. BNMC
                                      2 months, 24 days ago

                                      Quadruple Gameweek!

                                    • sovietrockettes
                                      • 1 Year
                                      2 months, 24 days ago

                                      How would that work? FPL never moves the deadlines......

                                      1. potatoace'scott talent
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 8 Years
                                        2 months, 24 days ago

                                        Well , they will if the FA and prem move them though.

                                        1. potatoace'scott talent
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 8 Years
                                          2 months, 24 days ago

                                          Gw38 is the constant , that cannot be messed with.
                                          Everyone must play each other on the same day , same time as scheduled, then it ends. No extra games
                                          So , in an extraordinary situation like this , where teams could be asked to cram in exeptional numbers of postponed games they may well have no other choice than to accommodate them over a reasonable extended period during gw37

                                          1. the Penman
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 8 Years
                                            2 months, 24 days ago

                                            Nope, there’s precedent to hold GW38 open for longer - they did it the season Man U had a bomb scare at Old Trafford and played their GW38 fixture 3 days later in midweek.

                                      2. Jarvish Scott Talent
                                        • 5 Years
                                        2 months, 24 days ago

                                        So we are going to have about 5 GWs upcoming with no games at all in any of them? Seems unlikely. Will hammer the FTs though if it does happen! Wouldn't use a chip though 😉

                                        1. sovietrockettes
                                          • 1 Year
                                          2 months, 24 days ago

                                          It’s a slippery slope argument, you can’t change the rules of a game mid-season. The GW deadlines have been set in stone and have never ever been moved before.

                                          1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                                            • 5 Years
                                            2 months, 24 days ago

                                            Never had entire weeks wiped out before though - will be interesting to see what happens, but I suspect they will do something.

                                          2. Klaren
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 2 Years
                                            2 months, 24 days ago

                                            It’s within the rules, they can change the deadlines. Just because they haven’t done it before doesn’t mean they can’t do it in the future or that it’s against the rules especially as it’s specifically stated in the rules that they can.

                                            Having said that I don’t see any reason why they would move rearranged fixtures to GW37 instead of GW38.

                                            1. Lukakuna
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 3 Years
                                              2 months, 24 days ago

                                              If the last games of the season are moved back it would only make sense for 38 to become a double/triple GW. There would be no reason to move the actual GW deadlines

                                        2. potatoace'scott talent
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 8 Years
                                          2 months, 24 days ago

                                          Well maybe not that amount of cancellations, but we could see a whole gw wiped out coz FA didn't get their sht sorted in time.

                                          1. circusmonkey
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 9 Years
                                            2 months, 24 days ago

                                            You can blame the FA for lots but not CoV

                                            1. potatoace'scott talent
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 8 Years
                                              2 months, 24 days ago

                                              I'm not blaming them for CoV

                                        3. villa_til_i_die
                                          • 8 Years
                                          2 months, 24 days ago

                                          This season just gets more confusing. Peoples brains are just getting fried more every week!!

                                    • Fulchester's New Centr…
                                      • 2 Years
                                      2 months, 24 days ago

                                      Unlucky for those who don't have WC/FH.

                                    • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 10 Years
                                      2 months, 24 days ago

                                      FH37 would be epic if there are a few treble GW's in there

                                      1. villa_til_i_die
                                        • 8 Years
                                        2 months, 24 days ago

                                        Imagine the TC chip that week lol

                                        1. HashAttack
                                          • 3 Years
                                          2 months, 24 days ago

                                          please don't mention TC .... feeling a bit numb now that I know Auba's final score

                                          1. villa_til_i_die
                                            • 8 Years
                                            2 months, 24 days ago

                                            Sorry mate!, hope it never cost you too dearly!

                                    • Fulchester's New Centr…
                                      • 2 Years
                                      2 months, 24 days ago

                                      Monster 5-a-side tournament at one venue over one weekend like the Magic Weekend in RL, but turned up to 11.

                                    • the Penman
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 8 Years
                                      2 months, 24 days ago

                                      More likely GW38 would be the extended one. The season Man U had a bomb scare on GW38 which postponed their Bournemouth game they kept the game open till that rearranged fixture was played a few days later.

                                  3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 10 Years
                                    2 months, 24 days ago

                                    On a brighter note (for long suffering James Maddison owners at least)

                                    Did anyone see his tweet doing he was going to quote "sell himself" in FPL if he blanks again

                                    Goal + couple of assists (probably for Vardy!) coming up vs Watford 😉

                                    1. DA Minnion
                                      • 7 Years
                                      2 months, 24 days ago

                                      He's getting Barnes.

                                  4. Pinky and De Bruyne
                                    • 7 Years
                                    2 months, 24 days ago

                                    Anyone considering Vinagre ? cant find how long Jonny is out for ...

                                    1. HamezMace
                                      • 5 Years
                                      2 months, 24 days ago

                                      Not long enough to make Vinagre a good option

                                  5. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                    • 2 Years
                                    2 months, 24 days ago

                                    Monday Night Toilet Roll Fights instead?

                                  6. Nightcrawler
                                    • 1 Year
                                    2 months, 24 days ago

                                    Cqnt believe my luck

                                    No dgw players and transfer saved

                                    1. HamezMace
                                      • 5 Years
                                      2 months, 24 days ago

                                      Do you have a mild fever though?

                                    2. Holmes
                                      • 6 Years
                                      2 months, 24 days ago

                                      It was supposed to happen

                                    3. Bubz
                                      • 6 Years
                                      2 months, 24 days ago

                                      We are in an elite club

                                    4. Jarvish Scott Talent
                                      • 5 Years
                                      2 months, 24 days ago

                                      The Bubba Gump Shrimp Co of FPL - I'd go and invest in some fruit company if I was you.

                                  7. CobraKai
                                    • 10 Years
                                    2 months, 24 days ago

                                    Is the arsenal team going to get red flagged ? They are quarantined for 14 days right ?

                                    1. Annie
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 7 Years
                                      2 months, 24 days ago

                                      no, the players in quarantine are coming out before the weekend.

                                      1. CobraKai
                                        • 10 Years
                                        2 months, 24 days ago

                                        oh ok cool. Ill hold Auba.

                                    2. Holmes
                                      • 6 Years
                                      2 months, 24 days ago

                                      Ironically, their quarantine period ends tomorrow

                                      1. Annie
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 7 Years
                                        2 months, 24 days ago

                                        why is that ironic?

                                        1. Lukakuna
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 3 Years
                                          2 months, 24 days ago

                                          Think he meant amusingly

                                    3. Ógie
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 7 Years
                                      2 months, 24 days ago

                                      If right is right maybe they should be red flagged and price protected.

                                      Owners have been through enough without having to deal with price drops tbf.

                                      1. Lukakuna
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 3 Years
                                        2 months, 24 days ago

                                        They are all ready to play this coming GW. People transferring out is a different issue