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World Cup of FPL – Group B

The Fantasy Football Scout World Cup of FPL is now underway and we have another group for you to vote in.

Group A began on Friday, which you can still vote on below and in the sidebar but it’s time to look at Group B.

To remind you, here are the groups in full.

Group AGroup BGroup CGroup D
Branislav IvanovicCarlos TevezDidier DrogbaAndrew Robertson
Frank LampardGareth BaleGylfi SigurdssonCristiano Ronaldo
Patrice EvraSteven GerrardHarry KaneEden Hazard
Robin van PersieThierry HenryRomelu LukakuTrent Alexander-Arnold
Group EGroup FGroup GGroup H
Marcos AlonsoClint DempseyCesc FabregasAlexis Sánchez
Nemanja VidicGareth McAuleyJamie VardyMohamed Salah
Raheem SterlingJohn TerryKevin De BruynePetr Cech
Wayne RooneyLuis SuarezLeighton BainesSergio Aguero

As you can see, we’ve got a tough battle between Carlos Tevez, Gareth Bale, Steven Gerrard and Thierry Henry on our hands.

Take a closer look at each option before voting in the poll below or in the side-bar.

CARLOS TEVEZ

The turn of the decade was when Carlos Tevez played at his Fantasy prime and it was Manchester City that arguably brought out his best.

Following a controversial spell at West Ham (Sheffield United fans look away now), the Argentinian had the privilege of playing alongside Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo for Manchester United.

14 goals and six assists in 34 appearances during his debut campaign with the Red Devils was about as good as it got at Old Trafford, but a 2009/10 season with their city rivals unlocked his potential even further.

Tevez was involved in 30 goals that year, scoring 23 himself and registering a further seven assists. After an injury cut the 2011/12 season short for him, he registered 19 goal involvements in 2012/13 before leaving for Italy.

GARETH BALE

Bale began his Fantasy career as a young left-back and set-piece taker at Southampton, made even more attractive when he moved to Spurs and was priced up at £5.0m.

That price proved to be an absolute steal when he was bombing forward as one of the earliest explosive wing-backs that have gone on to be so popular later in the Fantasy history.

However, such was Bale’s advanced positioning, that a switch to a midfield classification did not stop the Welshman from the stuff of Fantasy dreams.

He produced a 195-point haul in 2011/12 and smashed his personal best the following year by scoring 249. In those two years before Real Madrid came along and took him to new heights, Bale was about as essential as it could get.

STEVEN GERRARD

Only two players in the history of FPL made it into more Dream Teams at the end of a campaign than Steven Gerrard.

The Liverpool man achieved that feat on five occasions, consecutively between 2005/06 and 2008/09 before having his best-ever campaign in 2013/14.

Gerard’s best season from a Fantasy perspective was 2013/14 when he scored 13 goals, provided 13 assists and scored 205 points in 33 starts. It may have been soured by that infamous slip, but his owners were still happy with his haul across the campaign.

Across 17 league seasons, Gerrard made more than 500 appearances and scored 120 times – a true Premier League and Fantasy great.

THIERRY HENRY

As he left Arsenal in 2007, only a select number of current Fantasy managers will remember what it was like to own devastating forward Thierry Henry.

The Frenchman’s contribution to the Premier League needs no introduction, so it does not take much to imagine just how essential he was at the very beginning of FPL.

Between 2002 and 2006, Henry never scored fewer than 24 goals in a Premier League season and, as many of you will know, he was arguably one of the most creative goal-scorers the English top-flight has ever seen.

For example, when FPL first began in 2002/03, Henry finished the campaign with 24 goals and 25 assists – the stuff of Fantasy legend.

Then, after 30 goals and nine assists the following year, 2004/05 saw Henry net 25 times and provide a further 14 assists for his colleagues.

Not surprisingly, he featured in every Dream Team from 2002/03 to 2004/05, four times in a row and the joint-most of any forward in FPL history.

213 Comments Post a Comment
  1. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Price Changes - 29th March 2020

    🔻  Robinson (4.9)

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Thanks TM

  2. Poseidon.
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 8 days ago

    He wasn’t quite as fast as Henry but if it wasn’t for injuries we’d all think of him as the superior players - don’t think many would argue that. Yet Ole rarely even started for us. Crazy really

    1. Poseidon.
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Sorry, RF

    2. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      😆

  3. Lucky Z
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Ultimatw goal to grt Bruno and forget about the team. Please help.

    A. Alli => Bruno
    B. Robertson Hayden => Ngakia Bruno
    C. Martial => Bruno

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I'd generally say A.
      But IMO if the pl restarts any time. I'd want Sonny in my team. So keeping Alli can be w good Idea as it's easy to upgrade to sonny. I'm currently thinking about taking £ out of defence myself. So i may be a bit biased

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 8 days ago

        B for me of course

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      A

  4. Amey
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Just saw an episode of WWE Raw after a long time. They are still taping the episodes 😮
    This all lockdown has made me more busy than i was before with office work, so didn't notice that's happening.
    M following football since 10 years, but WWE from 20 years.

    It's the weirdest thing to see them performing in an empty stadium. !!

    It's ridiculous that they are still taping the episodes though.

    1. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I’m guessing Vince McMahon sees this as the perfect opportunity to get more eyes on the product. No other sports on, so people might be desperate!

      Have you seen the new Benoit documentary on Vice?

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 8 days ago

        He's an A...h..e 😀
        The way those guys perform for over 200+ days a year is amazing in itself. Kudos to them.

        Re the documentary, I haven't mate. He's a dark chapter. Remember him fondly as a good Canadian wrestler with great technical ability.

        1. HamezMace
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Absolutely, fantastic physical conditioning, and levels of fitness.

          It’s interesting, it doesn’t glorify what happened at all, it’s actually difficult to watch in places, but interesting none the less.

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 8 days ago

            I'm sure once we find a cure to this monster, Vincent K M will find something like a storyline and embedd Corona thing & push someone to the sky 😀

            He's one of the most ultimate opportunist I've seen.

            1. HamezMace
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              No doubt.
              Surprised he hasn’t already.

              How are you doing otherwise? Family still okay?

              I’m bored out of my mind!

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Thanks for asking bro. I hope you're doing well first of all 🙂

                I'm doing very very very well in terms of ease of life atm. My dad has to go out though as we have a small business related to milk which is termed as an essential thing. Rest of the family is doing well.

                M Working from home for 11 hours a day so m doing well too, lol.
                Actually I'm going mad atm tbh. Doing things I'd never do in regular circumstances. So lots of things happening around. Trying to quit smoking too 😀
                1 week over without doing it.

                1. HamezMace
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  Good stuff.

                  Yep, gotta give up the smokes mate, but not easy...good luck!

                  1. Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    Thanks mate. Stay safe & healthy 😉

      2. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Actually you're right re no other competitors on TV.

        The ratings on TV were going downhill in recent years anyways.

  5. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Can Barnes plus an extra £3.4m cover Vardy's points?

    1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Now City have signed over the Etihad to be used as an hospital do you accept it's over yet? 😉

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

        No big difference of course.

        Watford - last seen as a PL side made the same move a while back. And well there won’t be any footy so long as the spread is such that it requires conference centres and football grounds to be used as hospital wards.

      2. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Really ?
        Amazing gesture !

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

        A pessimist is never disappointed, Peter Pumkinhead.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Oh after watching City & PSG failing every year to buy UCL title. I agree 😀

          1. FPL Virgin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            😀

        2. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          But i am somone who wants the season cancelled. So maybe i'm being optimistic that it will be. Am i being pesemistic now? I'm confused

      4. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        It's not to be used as a hospital. It is to be used bt staff for planning and training. There will be no patients.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Ahh
          Just like Santiago Bernabeu then.

    2. Hect.OR 98th
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Comfortably, given both will be on zero for months to come.

  6. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    This is the group of death, IMO.

    3 of them deserve to go though, and Gerrard not far behind either.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Wait for grop D then mate.

      CR, Eden Hazard, Robbo & TAA

      😀

      1. andy85wsm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Feel like you can discount TAA and Robbo straight away - not been around at the top for long enough.

        Although harsh to say when TAA smashed the defender record!

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Maybe because I'm not an old timer (been playing with some effort since last year) I don't know about CR7 magic in FPL.

          I love Hazard though.

    2. andy85wsm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I struggled to decide which was the ultimate group of death! There's so many great players.

      Henry was before my FPL time, but would seriously struggle to not want any of these in their prime. Tevez was a gift.

    3. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Only 2 deserve to go through.

      1. andy85wsm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Go on...

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

          Bale and Henry. FPL Royalty.

          1. andy85wsm
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            I have a bit of a soft spot for Tevez though.

            He was a brilliant buy for a time.

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

    I've asked for this for years and been promised it would be sorted several times for it to never happen.

    Shots on target conceded (team only) is an absolutely essential stat for assessing a team's defence and it isn't a tick box in custom stat tables.

    Please can it be added once and for all now we have lots of free time. Thanks for your help.

    1. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      It is

    2. Right In The Stanchion
        2 months, 8 days ago

        mate go have a snack and watch a film.

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

      My latest decision for my slow wildcard:

      Sarr vs Chris Wood.

      Who's better .... and why?

      Amazingly, about half of Wood's 50 or so goal attempts are big chances. 😯

      1. Fantasy Gold
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Seriously, who cares???

      2. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Watford need points more than Burnley.
        Sarr

        1. FPL Virgin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Cheers.

    4. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      https://youtu.be/ImTcg3pmoCw

      FA Cup classic if someone has not seen the game or know the results. Already 2-0