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The winners and losers on the FPL Bonus Points System

With Premier League football suspended for the foreseeable future due to the coronavirus pandemic, any articles we produce over the coming weeks (and perhaps months) will focus less on Gameweek-to-Gameweek planning or strategies for the season run-in and more on wider issues.

A topic that is frequently raised on these pages is Fantasy Premier League’s Bonus Points System (BPS), which can leave the uninitiated bewildered.

How come Anthony Martial (£7.9m) hasn’t gained one bonus point since Gameweek 19, despite scoring in five matches after that point? Why is Federico Fernandez (£4.5m) such a BAP-magnet at Newcastle United? And why do forwards tend to accrue more bonus points than players in other positions?

We’ll address those questions and more below.

How does the Bonus Points System Work in FPL?

Long gone are the days of the ‘man in the stand’, where an independent match assessor from the Press Association would distribute bonus points based on a subjective evaluation of which three players stood out in a particular Premier League game.

Now the Bonus Points System harnesses a range of Opta statistics to create a performance score for every player involved.

The players with the three highest BPS scores in a match subsequently receive bonus points, although ties can mean that additional players also gain them.

Some of you will be familiar with the key Opta metrics that FPL use (most of which can be found in our Members Area) but, for the unversed, all of the below contribute to a player’s matchday BPS score.

All players, no matter what the position, will be affected by the performance indicators below, unless specified (e.g. goalkeepers and defenders keeping a clean sheet).

Game-time and attacking returns
Playing 1 to 59 minutes3
Playing 60+ minutes6
Goalkeepers and defenders scoring a goal12
Midfielders scoring a goal18
Forwards scoring a goal24
Assists9
Defensive Contributions
Goalkeepers and defenders keeping a clean sheet12
Saving a penalty15
Save2
For every two clearances, blocks and interceptions combined (CBIs)1
For every three recoveries1
Net successful tackles2
Attacking Contributions
Successful open play cross1
Creating a big chance (a chance where the receiving player should score)3
Key pass1
Successful dribble1
Scoring the goal that wins a match3
Pass Completion
70 to 79% pass completion (at least 30 passes attempted)2
80 to 89% pass completion (at least 30 passes attempted)4
90%+ pass completion (at least 30 passes attempted)6
Defensive Deductions
Conceding a penalty-3
Yellow card-3
Red card-9
Own goal-6
Making an error which leads to a goal-3
Making an error which leads to an attempt at goal-1
Conceding a foul-1
Attacking Deductions
Missing a penalty-6
Missing a big chance-3
Being tackled-1
Being caught offside-1
Shot off target-1

To give an example, Romain Saiss (£4.5m) was awarded maximum bonus points in Wolves’ 0-0 draw with Brighton in Gameweek 29.

His BPS score of 28 was made up of:

  • Playing 60+ minutes: 6
  • Keeping a clean sheet: 12
  • Recoveries: 3
  • CBIs: 1
  • Net tackles: 6
  • Pass completion: 4
  • Yellow cards: -3
  • Fouls conceded: -1

You can see the full breakdown in the BPS Plus and BPS Minus tabs in the Player Stats section of each match in our Members Area (Wolves v Brighton can be viewed here).


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392 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Cahill
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    I know its early but what to do here:

    Guaita
    TAA Bertrand Boly
    Salah KDB Bruno Barnes
    Vardy Auba Jota

    Martin Shelvey Targett Rico

    2FT 0.7 itb

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      About 12 weeks too early

      1. BenjoBD
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        12 months more like...

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

      2nd GK if you have bench boost.

  2. Monkey Hanger
    • 6 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    This Covid19 has truly gone up a level.

    ITV stop production on Coronation Street.

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

      Never watched it, but The Voice and numerous programmes on other channels have already stopped filming including Eastenders, Doctors, Holby City and Causulty. They confine us to homes without any live sport or the most popular TV programmes to watch. I'm going to be bonkers in 12 weeks time, if I'm not already.

    2. Monkey Hanger
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      I haven't for thirty years, but if any tv programme can be regarded as an institution, it has to be Corrie.

    1. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      o/

      Being a big fan of F1 and also the F1 video game series this is right down my alley.
      I already am a fan of the Esports Pro Series F1 and often tune into the races.

      Being familiar with the game i can appreciate just how talented the sim drivers are as the game is very technical and in my book one of the best and most pure AAA video games in the world today.These sims just keep getting better and better and the whole Esports seen is getting a life of it's own now.The sim kit that is out there these days is fantastic and i often dream of building a proper cockpit for my gaming setup.I use a logitech g29 sometimes myself but this is only a toy comparing to something like the podium racing Wheel which is a serious bit of kit and this is reflected by it's price tag.Some day hopefully.

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

      Those simulators are ultrarealistic these days, with testing time limited driver use them to learn the tracks and hone their reactions etc these days. A viable alternative to the F1 championship, no but it would definitely be worth watching if they can get the top F1 drivers involved.

  3. Silecro
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 2 hours ago

    Here in Croatia it feels like an apocalypse. Earthquakes, viruses, at this point im just waiting from the sky landing of four apocalypse riders,wearing the face of Troy Deeney.

    1. Monkey Hanger
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      I'm also waiting, not sure what for though. 🙂

    2. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      Ye are getting a rough ride down there at the moment Silecro.

      This is not the apocalypse and we will prevail in time with the help of God.
      Best wishes to you and yours as ye wade your way though these times.

      1. Silecro
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        Thanks man, appreciate it

    3. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Terrible times. Take care mate, hope you and your family are all safe and well.

  4. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Getting rid of Rico this week. Who's the best defender for 4.3 max? Cathcart? Taylor? Go super cheap with Hanley?

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Lascelles another option.

      1. Bada Bing
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        Joel Ward is another option.

        1. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          Good shout.

      2. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 23 hours ago

        Holgate or CTaylor

    2. TwiggsJameson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Jaanmat perhaps?

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        Not nailed is he?

    3. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Taylor imho.

    4. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Holgate has good fixtures if you think the PL will start again with GWs 36 to 38.

    5. melvinmbabazi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 2 mins ago

      Vinagre

    6. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Williams or Taylor

  5. keefyefc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    I have 3 questions for the mods or site operators (apologies if already asked)
    1 Will current membership be extended to the end of the season ?
    2 Can the season ticker & rate my team stats be updated to include games to be re-arranged under maybe TBC ?
    3 Can we get an answer from FPL as to will we get a mega game week 38 or will there be extra game weeks ?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Passed it on to Geoff, not sure if he will have the 3 answers though.

      1. keefyefc
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        No problem just 3 suggestions really thanks

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      All questions I would like the answers to well.

    3. Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 9 hours ago

      Hey mate!

      Potentially, we'll see how things fall. No decision on anything has been made yet or will be made until we know what's happening!

      Ticker and RateMyTeam - both good shouts, I'll look at those early this week.

      I think right now, use your transfers to get your team in the best possible place for either scenario. Fix the poor picks in your side and we'll wait for confirmation either way!

    4. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 8 hours ago

      I emailed FPL last week to ask the question about the software capability of their site to add on extra gameweeks. Still waiting for a reply. It's critical that we know this because given the likelihood of a further extension beyond 30th April taking us past GW38, if FPL will not be adding on additional gameweeks then basically FPL is over now. Im gonna email them again today.

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    1. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 38 mins ago

      Have a bit of respect please.

      These people are on the front line in this battle and deserve everything they get imo.
      One in four of the people here in Ireland that have been infected are health care workers so anything they get in the way of help for them and their family's is well deserved.

      I am sure you will get the odd ***hole that are using this crisis as an opportunity to do some profiteering but in the main most people are honest.

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 24 mins ago

      This pandemic has highlighted who in society is essential and who isnt. Healthcare workers have a horrific few months coming, the deserve far more than freebies.

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 24 mins ago

        *they

    3. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 21 mins ago

      r u a troll?

      1. CALLOFDUTY 1 (2003)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 19 mins ago

        Why do you all give a post like this the attention it craves?

        Why feed the troll just ignore and it’s goals are ruined.

        1. gooberman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 days, 22 hours ago

          Like

      2. RealVirg
        9 days, 1 min ago

        No but these freebies should be given to key workers as well or just don't at all. Need to be fair, as it allows certain groups to really benefit.

    4. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      I'm all for it.

      Working for the NHS doesn't automatically mean someone is doing an 'important' job, but there are a large proportion who do. Obviously it would be a bit hard to sieve out the key NHS jobs from the rest.

      It would be nice for other key workers to get freebies yes, but the line has to be drawn somewhere.

      1. RealVirg
        8 days, 23 hours ago

        If I had my way I would call a lockdown, have the army enforce it.

        Carrying on in this whimsical way will just mean prolonged strain on NHS. Draw the line and lock it all down for 2 weeks.

        Will also allow sanitising of very public/ high traffic areas and "recharge the batteries" for all concerned.

        There will always be casualties of "war", but you have to focus on where the line should be drawn.

      2. badgerboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 22 hours ago

        I'm a 'key worker' apparently and I'm just grateful be in a job that has a semblance of stability at the moment. The NHS staff are taking a hammering and more than deserve a perk or a freebie or whatever you want to call it.

        1. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          8 days, 21 hours ago

          God bless you sir.

    5. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - se…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Well most of the NHS staff can't work from home and are risking themselves for poor wages whilst the animals are out raiding the shelves for crap they don't need. Think of that before the nausea sets in

    6. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      Why do you feel sick about it? I do feel however many key workers are being left out, many companies seem to offer freebies to NHS Staff only whilst a good thing seems to be missing alot of important people out.

      What about the truck drivers who are serving this countries supermarkets, the delivery drivers, the supermarket workers, the bin men. Whilst they are not out in the hospitals these people should be recognised too. Without these people this country would be in a further state of dire straits.

      1. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        Give the staff of the NHS anything they want, the next few weeks will be hell on earth. Supposedly I’m a key worker but I won’t even get paid being a contractor but I don’t give a damn, give it to the NHS staff some of whom who are working 20hrs a day in the most terrible of conditions. People sitting at home on their sofas worrying if they will catch the virus should swap places for a day.

    7. Disco Stu
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      You want to know what it's like to work on the front lines here in the US

      Essay from Josh Lerner, MD after the CDC loosens guidelines for those on the front lines.

      “In one of the most vivid scenes in the HBO miniseries "Chernobyl" (among many vivid scenes), soldiers dressed in leather smocks ran out into radioactive areas to literally shovel radioactive material out of harm's way. Horrifically under-protected, they suited up anyway. In another scene, soldiers fashioned genital protection from scrap metal out of desperation while being sent to other hazardous areas.

      Please don't tell me that in the richest country in the world in the 21st century, I'm supposed to work in a fictionalized Soviet-era disaster zone and fashion my own face mask out of cloth because other Americans hoard supplies for personal use and so-called leaders sit around in meetings hearing themselves talk. I ran to a bedside the other day to intubate a crashing, likely COVID, patient. Two respiratory therapists and two nurses were already at the bedside. That's 5 N95s masks, 5 gowns, 5 face shields and 10 gloves for one patient at one time. I saw probably 15-20 patients that shift, if we are going to start rationing supplies, what percentage should I wear precautions for?

      Make no mistake, the CDC is loosening these guidelines because our country is not prepared. Loosening guidelines increases healthcare workers' risk but the decision is done to allow us to keep working, not to keep us safe. It is done for the public benefit - so I can continue to work no matter the personal cost to me or my family (and my healthcare family). Sending healthcare workers to the front line asking them to cover their face with a bandana is akin to sending a soldier to the front line in a t-shirt and flip flops.

      I don't want talk. I don't want assurances. I want action. I want boxes of N95s piling up, donated from the people who hoarded them. I want non-clinical administrators in the hospital lining up in the ER asking if they can stock shelves to make sure that when I need to rush into a room, the drawer of PPE equipment I open isn't empty. I want them showing up in the ER asking "how can I help" instead of offering shallow "plans" conceived by someone who has spent far too long in an ivory tower and not long enough in the trenches. Maybe they should actually step foot in the trenches.

      I want billion-dollar companies like 3M halting all production of any product that isn't PPE to focus on PPE manufacturing. I want a company like Amazon, with its logistics mastery (it can drop a package to your door less than 24 hours after ordering it), halting its 2-day delivery of 12 reams of toilet paper to whoever is willing to pay the most in order to help get the available PPE supply distributed fast and efficiently in a manner that gets the necessary materials to my brothers and sisters in arms who need them.

      I want Proctor and Gamble, and the makers of other soaps and detergents, stepping up too. We need detergent to clean scrubs, hospital linens and gowns. We need disinfecting wipes to clean desk and computer surfaces. What about plastics manufacturers? Plastic gowns aren't some high-tech device, they are long shirts/smocks...made out of plastic. Get on it. Face shields are just clear plastic. Nitrile gloves? Yeah, they are pretty much just gloves...made from something that isn't apparently Latex. Let's go. Money talks in this country. Executive millionaires, why don't you spend a few bucks to buy back some of these masks from the hoarders, and drop them off at the nearest hospital.

      I love biotechnology and research but we need to divert viral culture media for COVID testing and research. We need biotechnology manufacturing ready and able to ramp up if and when treatments or vaccines are developed. Our Botox supply isn't critical, but our antibiotic supply is. We need to be able to make more plastic ET tubes, not more silicon breast implants.

      Let's see all that. Then we can all talk about how we played our part in this fight. Netflix and chill is not enough while my family, friends and colleagues are out there fighting. Our country won two world wars because the entire country mobilized. We out-produced and we out-manufactured while our soldiers out-fought the enemy. We need to do that again because make no mistake, we are at war, healthcare workers are your soldiers, and the war has just begun.”

      -Josh Lerner, MD.

      1. RealVirg
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        It's a tricky call. There are many others playing an important role, but a lack of equality.

  7. Aseel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 days, 3 mins ago

    Thanks Neale.

  8. Blue&White85
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 23 hours ago

    Assuming the season resumes, would these be good moves with my free transfers?

    Soyuncu to Maguire
    Cork to Cantwell
    VVD to Gomez
    Traore to Mount
    Ings to Jota
    McCarthy to Ederson

    Would give:

    Ederson Pope
    TAA Gomez Maguire Boly Egan
    Salah KDB Martial Mount Cantwell
    Jimenez DCL Jota

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      What chips do you have left?

      1. Blue&White85
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 23 hours ago

        Bench boost & free hit.

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 days, 22 hours ago

          So you're basically planning a team for the whole season and a potential BB GW38 then.

          Looks decent enough. Only 1 I'd put a question mark over is Cantwell. Seems he can be rested/rotated at any given point. Might not be the nailed player you want for a massive BB GW38. I mean he might play every game, but he's not a dead cert like most.

          1. Blue&White85
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            8 days, 22 hours ago

            Yeah, exactly that, need a team that works for remaining fixtures.

            I agree with your points on Cantwell. In his price range though I’m not sure I see a better option and Norwich have some decent fixtures.

  9. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 22 hours ago

    Wow so much pointless discussion on here about transfers. FPL is over guys until next season. All remaining gameweeks will pass without a ball being kicked.

    1. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Why are you still coming here then? If we want "pointless" discussions than that's our prerogative,

    2. Paul Scholesy Scores Goals
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Who’s wasting their time to the greater degree? The people still talking FPL when there’s not a lot else they can do anyway - or the guy that comes back every day to say ‘see you next season you guys’

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 days, 21 hours ago

        Haha

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        well said scolesy

      3. SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        Goalsey

    3. Big Bambora
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      You appear to be confused. Match day afternoons are pointless discussion.

      1. Werkself - A Whole Lawro B*…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 17 hours ago

        🙂

  10. GreennRed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 20 hours ago

    https://youtu.be/hBOlhdSYhv8

    Check out The English Game. About the early days of the FA Cup.

    1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      Already on it. As a Blackburn lad who already knew the stories it’s gold.

      Some very important clubs in the history of football for many reasons...and actually not many of them are currently in the “top six” of the prem.

  11. Hernandez Lynam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 20 hours ago

    Hi guys, been away for a while...

    I now have 2fts so want to use one or two this week ideally. Obviously hard to decide who as fixtures haven't been rearranged and may never be. However, one thing we do know (not me, hence the question) is who has the most fixtures left to play assuming the season gets finished.

    So which teams have more fixtures left to play?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      https://www.premierleague.com/tables

      Those on 28 played have more.

      1. Hernandez Lynam
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        D'oh! Of course. Thanks TM

  12. JustPark
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 19 hours ago

    Is the herd immunity plan still ongoing over there in UK? Last time I was here, they talked about herd immunity which I personally call natural selection tbh.

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      No. Plan changed last week "as the science changed" (WTF?) Now UK gov pretending they have never heard of herd immunity, much less suggested relying on it.

      1. DOG GOD IT - KEANE 15
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 16 hours ago

        Yup, think they realised that for the 'herd immunity' to work, the number of infected would have to be very high, something like 60%?

        And that would likely have swamped the healthcare system ...

    2. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Don't think that was ever a plan and was probably some "fake news" and disinformation,a lot of which is going about.

      If you are really interested you can find out more about the UK governments response here....
      https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

      And our government here in the Republic of Ireland......
      https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19-coronavirus/

        1. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          8 days, 7 hours ago

          I am sorry but these news outlets have no credibility what so ever.

          1. DOG GOD IT - KEANE 15
            • 6 Years
            8 days, 5 hours ago

            Well, to each their own as to what to believe or not.

            https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2005755?query=featured_home

            Here's another one from the New England Journal of Medicine, if you want to read it or is NEJM also not credible for you?

            1. Ógie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              8 days, 3 hours ago

              I am not saying that option was not discussed by the British government and i heard what the UKs chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance had to say about it but i never seen the UK government coming out and saying that was the policy.

              It is easy in hindsight to say we should have done this and we should have done that but in the weeks leading up to where we are now these people were nowhere to be seen.This just moved faster than anyone expected and the governments and peoples of the world are just trying to catch up.I did not see any of the kings of foresight on these threads saying that we should use our chips asap as the season will end shortly in the weeks preceding the halt of the PL after all.

              I myself went to Dublin for a few days for a mates weeding in the days around the 7th of March without a care in the world which looks kinda stupid in retrospect.That weekend Ireland were due to play Italy in Dublin in a rugby match and although the match was called off during the week preceding the game the Italian fans still traveled to Dublin and even some of them made their way to here to Kerry sightseeing by all accounts.Now that is a mistake by our government and me personally which if we had a second chance would have done differently.

              My point is mistakes are going to be made and tough decisions will also have to be made in this struggle by governments and the likes of you and me alike.We are not always going to get everything right,you just have to accept that as a given and do the best you can.

              It seems to me that the usual suspects are queuing up to have a dig at their governments and leaders using this crisis to grind their axe's on.I am not buying it and if these pencil pushers think they can/could do a better job then they should have put themselves before the people and run for election.Media in the UK are trying to blame Boris and the media in the USA are trying to blame Trump for everything,whats new?

  13. rainy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 16 hours ago

    Price Changes - 23rd March 2020

    🔺  Krul (4.6)

    🔻  Mkhitaryan (6.7), Berge (4.8)

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 16 hours ago

      Cheers Rainy!

    2. DOG GOD IT - KEANE 15
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 16 hours ago

      Thanks Rainy!

    3. melvinmbabazi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      Krul???

    4. BNMC
      8 days, 13 hours ago

      1-0!

    5. Daniel S.
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Escalating

  14. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 14 hours ago

    I am sure it must have been mentioned but just noticed making transfers means a red arrow.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 14 hours ago

      Yep

  15. JT11fc
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 12 hours ago

    Ahwell, complete lockdown announced here in NZ and we have 30 hours to bunker down. You wouldnt believe the stuff people are buying.....like the paint shop was packed with people getting supplies for diy projects while theyr in quarentine!

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 12 hours ago

      Must be buying them to keep the kids busy while in quarantine.

      I'm getting annoyed with the ones in my neighborhood so god bless those who have them in their own houses ... It may look a small issue, but they are annoying when they are bored

    2. Iggy pop
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      better than running to buy guns like in the states!

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        what's wrong with guns?

  16. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 10 hours ago

    Stay at home, if possible guy's.

    My relative with the Coronavirus that I mentioned was critically ill last week took a turn for the worse last Wednesday, and has not been awake since. She is however showing signs of improvement, and was able to breath without a ventilator for 3 hours yesterday. She was the first case in her area so has a ventilator which she will need for up to a month (including the time she was already been on), and there won't be enough of those to go round as cases increase. So stay at home to keep the number of inflections down, if possible.

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      I'm sorry to hear that and I hope she pulls through.

      We all have a responsibility to distance ourselves and self isolate, it's a shame many aren't taking this as serious as they should be.

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 9 hours ago

        We do, sunlight and Mother's Day was a bad combination down here in Cornwall yesterday. People flocked to the coast in their thousands, it's all over the local news and social media.

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      Thanks mate. Fingers crossed for her recovery !

      Telling everyone what to do when in problem is a great thing bro. And yes, everyone should take this seriously. Italy PM was almost crying yesterday. Shows you how helpless we are atm !

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 9 hours ago

        Thanks Amey

    3. DOG GOD IT - KEANE 15
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 8 hours ago

      Praying for her speedy recovery.

      Everybody stay safe and practise social distancing. This is a serious worldwide issue.

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 8 hours ago

        Thanks. Interestingly her immediately family are all OK which suggests a large portion of the population are asymptomatic. Fingers crossed they are, but we should all still be practising social distancing for those who aren't going to be.

    4. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Good advice BITM. That's optimistic news about your relative. Hopefully she pulls through. It's hard not to worry and stress about stuff in these times but it won't change a thing. It's not easy but try staying positive. A lack of sleep can affect our immune system and stress can impact that and make us more vulnerable to COVID. With all the other advised precautions try getting a bit of exercise, get outside and get some fresh air into the lungs and it should help us relax and sleep better. Stay safe and well and if there's no football until 20/21 there's worse things and we'll all be back here with some trivial things to whinge and banter about 🙂

  17. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 9 hours ago

    Auba+Sarr TO KDB+DCL+.3?

  18. Brimble82
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 9 hours ago

    GW31 Rough with the Smooth.
    How was your BGW?
    Smooth; I (C) Button, who didn't concede and made totw
    Rough; Everyone else blanked!

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 8 hours ago

      I had the best GW of my career.
      GWR 1 !!

      1. Brimble82
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 8 hours ago

        Rough with Smooth:
        Smooth; Win a copy of FIFA 20. Months on end playing it.
        Rough; Win a Nike Merlin match ball. Months on end not playing with it!

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 8 hours ago

          Ha ha

          1. Brimble82
            • 1 Year
            8 days, 8 hours ago

            Amey; just looked at your team - we're separated by a single point! And both having our best season ever.
            How much does it hurt right now?

            (In the grand scheme of things - obvs nothing at all - not being Corona-insensitive, just FPL-frustrated)

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              8 days, 8 hours ago

              I'm not even thinking about it bro. I'm scared for the wellbeing of my family atm frankly. This is a pathetic time !

              Actually i have gone mad. Taking wrong decisions all together. Working from home. Staying home for too long. Not working according to plan. It's a complete mess 😀

              If anything, i think i miss Football & FPL. Just as a relief from real life ....

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                8 days, 8 hours ago

                Will make some transfers only to pass some time from now on 😀

              2. Brimble82
                • 1 Year
                8 days, 8 hours ago

                Yeah, my old man is a cancer survivor with only one lung and long term respiratory issues. He's also the reason I love football.
                Struggling with the reality of that he may not get through to the other side and we don't even have football to talk over whilst we're going through it.

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  8 days, 8 hours ago

                  I'm sorry bro.
                  I hope you & your family stay safe !!

                  Suddenly after reading this i think my problems are nothing.

                  1. Brimble82
                    • 1 Year
                    8 days, 8 hours ago

                    Thanks - wasn't competing. We will all be effected and impacted by it. It's just how we get through it that counts.
                    Stay safe.

                    1. Amey
                      • 1 Year
                      8 days, 7 hours ago

                      Definitely. I wasn't meant that tbh.

                      TC Buddy 🙂

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 8 hours ago

      Smooth: GWR 1 for the second week running
      Rough: dropped 90 places after using a FT (but I knew it's was likely to happen, so I'm not bothered)

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 8 hours ago

        Smooth should be joint highest GW score for the second running, my GWR is actually 7,335,033 (due to using the transfer)

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 days, 8 hours ago

          There's something very odd about having a game week rank of 7,410,889 and yet only dropping 48 places. Strange times indeed.

          1. bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 days, 8 hours ago

            Your GW rank is higher than mine, so you used 2FT's ?

            1. Old Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              8 days, 8 hours ago

              Spot on.

  19. YekiM
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 days, 8 hours ago

    Dodeca gameweek 38 will be fun. So looking like just one gw for all

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Would be some craic if we could WC the week before and TC for a massive gameweek in 38 😉

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Wondering if BB possibly trumps TC in bumper GW38.

        1. GreennRed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 days, 7 hours ago

          Probably would in fairness. Unless I get a well rested goalhungry Vardy or Aguero getting 3 BAPs a game and 20 goals in 9 games !

  20. Mattymo23
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 7 hours ago

    The lack of flexibility from FPL is stunning. Imagine still caring about this season FPL anymore. Invalidated as soon as they dropped all the gameweeks.

    1. Halmari Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Not when youre winning close to 2000 pounds worth of different MLs

      1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - se…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 days, 5 hours ago

        If they pay out. I would be refunding if i was running one unless i was placed of course

    2. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Why aren't you as irate about how the virus started in those barbaric "wet" meat markets in Wuhan?

      Why aren't you more concerned about making sure wildlife meat markets are banned across South East Asia ... rather than having a pop at something that is providing a welcome distraction to many? What do you want us all to do .... stress and worry and panic 24/?

    3. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      What should they have done?

    4. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      What would you have done?

      Not easy to make everyone happy here.Looks like they have just decided to let the game run it's course to the end.

      I know noting about the technical part of running a game like fpl but i suspect it is not as easy to change things as some would think.There may be legal problems with changing things although from reading the T&Cs/rules they have covered their asses pretty well in any eventuality.

  21. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 7 hours ago

    Can we at least have one new (proper) article a day, please?

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Prob not gonna happen. We tend to veer away from the articles topic quick enough anyway. Could put up links to podcasts, YouTube stuff, good articles from anything from sport to music to movies ourselves to while away the time. Or recommend other forums.

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        There's plenty to write about from the last 29 gameweeks.

  22. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 7 hours ago

    Can we have the season ticker properly updated with postponed games please?

    FPL have done it, why can't FFS? Surely there is an abundance of free time for stuff like this to get done.

    I'm trying to plan a slow Wildcard here.

    1. Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 6 hours ago

      Surely you have an abundance of time to plan your slow Wildcard 😉

      But yeah, I'll try to have that worked on and live today or tomorrow!

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 6 hours ago

        Thanks G-man 😀 I need to know who has the best 9 or 10 games remaining. I have a feeling they are going to be played very quickly.

        1. Geoff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 7 Years
          8 days, 6 hours ago

          Just buy any player I have and push up their prices please 😀

          1. FPL Virgin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 days, 6 hours ago

            Points not pounds, Dude.

  23. GreennRed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 7 hours ago

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OkRth8qoKxk

    Our own Tommy Tiernan. A very funny man.

    https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCLKgBnOQ5lBbA2FoalrD8zA

    Check out the Tommy Tiernan Show links in above channel. He doesn't know who his guests are gonna be, sometimes he has no clue who they even are 🙂

    1. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Nice1.

    2. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Tommy and Hector O hEochagain were in the same class together going to school.

      It must have been a nightmare for their teachers.

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

        Along with my cousin and Dylan Moran in St Pat's in Navan, a Gaelic football academy in Leinster. Colm O'Rourke taught in that school. O'Rourke liked you if could play ball. Imagine what he thought about smartarses that couldn't play ball 😉

  24. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 7 hours ago

    Who is the best 4th midfielder .... Barnes or Sarr?

    And why?

    1. Brimble82
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Barnes for me.
      - In a better team
      - In a team that scores more goals
      - Has a better outright striker that can score

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 6 hours ago

        Thanks for your thoughts. What if Leicester secure champions league football with 3 or 4 games to go though?

        1. FPL Virgin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 6 hours ago

          Plus if the games resume and have to be played thick n fast, Rodgers won't flog his players. We learnt that at Christmas.

        2. Brimble82
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 6 hours ago

          In this permutation, will Watford also stop being dross?
          In a 'normal context' - yes I think early qualification would act against them - but in the 'Corona context' who knows what the remainder looks like.
          It could be the end of the 19/20 season runs straight into 20/21 - in which case, you'd want your best choice XI to keep playing and stay in form.
          Hard to plan around completely unknown permutations.
          Still think Harvey looks better than Ismaila.

          1. FPL Virgin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 days, 6 hours ago

            If you look at Watford since gameweek 17 (when Pearson took over) they are right up there with Leicester on the attacking team stats. They actually created 28 big chances to Leicester's 25.

            1. Brimble82
              • 1 Year
              8 days, 6 hours ago

              This surprises me!

            2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              8 days, 6 hours ago

              Wouldn't get too hung up on Big Chances

              They'll tell you that Tammy Abraham, Chris Wood & Gabriel Jesus are the strikers with the most Big Chances in the league (apart from Vardy!)

              They'll also tell you that Kevin McGoldrick has 15 big chances (2 of which were in GW1, which had a combined XG of 0.41)

              Watford have also won 1 of their last 7 league games, and if you exclude the Liverpool & Man Utd games, Sarr has scored 46 FPL points in 17 appearances

              Sarr is a very high variance player - so in a parallel universe where CoronaVirus hasn't rendered all of this obselete - if you have the patience to buy & hold him through extended droughts he'll probably be ok

              Barnes on the eye test would be the better pick for me - he's got that really greedy/selfish streak that helps a player in FPL - will often shoot when teammates are better placed etc

              1. pingissimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                8 days, 2 hours ago

                What happens to Barnes though if you exclude his big returns? Take out his top 3 returns and he looks more or less equally high variance no? 70 points from 24.

                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  8 days, 1 hour ago

                  What happens to Barnes if you exclude his top two scores?

                  He goes from 112 down to 81

                  Sarr goes from 78 down to 46

                  1. Paul Scholesy Scores Goals
                    • 1 Year
                    8 days, 1 hour ago

                    If you deduct another 40 pts from Barnes after that though he’s down to 41

                    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      8 days, 1 hour ago

                      True, and if you deduct another 41 points after that he's down to zero

                      1. Paul Scholesy Scores Goals
                        • 1 Year
                        8 days, 1 hour ago

                        Which is pretty horrendous and makes you wonder why anyone is contemplating getting him.

                      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        8 days, 48 mins ago

                        If you don't deduct the 112 points he's scored he's done ok though

    2. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Sarr. Topdog in a team battling relegation. For me Barnes has more competition for attacking points within the Leicester team and they're kinda in a safe top 4 comfort zone and he's not as motivated to get into a England squad as the Euros are off.

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 6 hours ago

        Good points, but surely Barnes is one of the first names on teamsheet now?

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

          I'll stick with Grealish for now for the same reason I'd pick Sarr over Barnes and why I have Jimenez and Ings. They were the big hitters for their teams. Barnes is good but what will his points share look beside an inform Vardy and a rejuvenated Madison? Both good options but for me Sarr is a goalscorer whereas Barnes is a midfielder who scores goals.

    3. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 6 hours ago

      Barnes because he is better. 😉

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 6 hours ago

        But Sarr is the new Mane!

  25. davies
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 7 hours ago

    Would you do Salah > Mane?

    Also, is it time to get Lundstram back?

    1. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 6 hours ago

      I wouldn't be getting rid of Salah.

      Lundstram still not certain to start.

  26. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 3 hours ago

    Hello lads, not been on much lately - but I hope you are keeping well. Any advice with 2FT and 1.2itb?

    Krul (Button)
    TAA Soyuncu Doherty (Stephens Holgate)
    Salah KDB Barnes Bruno (Donkey)
    Ings Jimenez Auba

    1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 3 hours ago

      All chips bar TC

    2. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 3 hours ago

      Get rid of Dendoncker for someone nailed.

      1. Brimble82
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 2 hours ago

        ...and thus free up your 3rd Wolves slot in case you wanted to go Ings>Jota.

        Nice team though. Real nice

  27. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    8 days, 3 hours ago

    Will this nightmare ever end ?

    1. Graham Zusi's Hair is …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 3 hours ago

      yes.

  28. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    8 days, 3 hours ago

    Best midfield 5 for bench boost in gw 38?

    Grealish Salah KDB Bruno Fleck

    Fleck and Grealish will have extra games dont forget

    1. Lukakuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 3 hours ago

      Don’t think an extra game justifies it

    2. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 3 hours ago

      Huh? How do you know what the GW38 fixtures will be? Can't they add additional GWs?

    3. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 3 hours ago

      Nobody knows what's happening.

      1. YekiM
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 days, 3 hours ago

        Uber gw38 seems most likely to me.

        1. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 3 hours ago

          With all of the remaining fixtures in GW38? Wow. That would be terribly unfair to those who have saved their chips.

        2. Hot Toddy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 3 hours ago

          Possibly but no guarantee the current situation will have blown over at that time. Who knows what way the world will be at that time.

          1. Lukakuna
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 days, 2 hours ago

            Even if all the games would be played in June and July that would still be GW38 unless they add gameweeks

            1. Hot Toddy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              8 days, 2 hours ago

              Not necessarily. GW38 deadlines and in May, not June. This could go one of a few ways. Thays assuming there's any football all at all.

              1. Lukakuna
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                8 days, 2 hours ago

                Point is there is no deadline after the one for GW38, so any fixtures after that could be part of the same gameweek even if no games are played 17th May

                1. Hot Toddy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  8 days, 2 hours ago

                  I get that. All I'm saying is there's a few ways it could go so very difficult to plan anything in fpl.

            2. I Member
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              8 days, 2 hours ago

              Surely adding GWs would be the correct move.

              1. Hot Toddy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                8 days, 2 hours ago

                Would make a lot more sense yes but who knows.

    4. Brimble82
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 2 hours ago

      Salah, KDB, Bruno - yes, defo.
      Not sold on Fleck at all, and I think Grealish has already shown signs that he can't carry Villa all on his own - be interesting to see what impact the return of Big John makes though.

      If money is of no object, I'd bring in Mane - 'Pool have nothing else to play for now, so they may cut loose and go crazy.
      Chelsea also have a great run of fixtures, so I'd be tempted to give Mount a slot.
      Finally, I'll be keeping an eye on Son and his 'cast'. Spurs have looked shockingly sub-average, but they're fixture ticker looks mighty green and they'll need to put a shift in if they're to get anything out of this season.

      But obvs, these options require more cash!

  29. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 3 hours ago

    How would you look to improve this lot over the coming weeks?

    Pope
    TAA, VvD, Soyuncu
    Salah, KDB, Fernandes, Barnes
    Aubameyang, Jimenez, Jota

    Button; Lundstram, Hayden, Hanley.

    0.3 ITB

    VvD and Soy to Alonso and Maguire perhaps?

    1. Lukakuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 2 hours ago

      Depends on chips, but I’d get rid of VVD and perhaps Jota for DCL

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 2 hours ago

        Have WC, FH and BB.

    2. Brimble82
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 2 hours ago

      I like those moves.
      I like your team.
      I think I like Jota more than DCL (fwiw)

    3. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 46 mins ago

      I’d want 15 guaranteed starters so I could BB over multiple game weeks.