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What impact has Carlo Ancelotti had at Everton?

We recently kicked off our series of members’ articles on those teams who appointed new managers during 2019/20 with a look at Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal.

Next up, we check-in at Goodison Park to analyse Everton’s performances under Carlo Ancelotti, who first took charge in Gameweek 19.

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  1. Fernando Torres
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Mane + Ings
    Or
    Kane + Fernandes

    Have Salah....

  2. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Assuming the season restarts, once the title is won I can't see Klopp playing Mane and Salah every game so I'd probably go K & F.

    Would prefer someone like Auba, Vardy or Jimi ahead of Kane though.

    1. Fernando Torres
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I've got Auba and Jimi

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      (Sorry for the reply fail.)

      I would prefer Vardy or Aguero ahead of Kane tbh.

      Or alternatively, you could consider a cheap third forward like Chris Wood and use the funds to upgrade a mid to Son/KDB.

  3. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    According to the Telegraph, the Premier League have been told the 20/21 season must start by no later than the 1st week of September.

    Presumably, this would mean the current season would need to restart no later than June in order to allow a short summer break in August for transfers, sponsorship deals, contract discussions, etc to be completed before the new season starts.

    1. StayoutheSpiceZone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      They’ll get it done in June behind closed doors

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I said it before - it will get to the point where we will have to learn to live as normal as possible with COVID-19 around.
      WHO is already predicting 2nd wave of infections for autumn this year.
      Until approved accessible vaccine is developed this nasty bug wont go away, and football like any other busieness will have to eventually find a way to re-model itself and start making money.

      1. Ser Davos
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        I agree, but even an attempt to suggest ideas outside the box is too much for some

    3. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      As much as id like to see it, that's only 6 weeks away.
      Unless the rate of infections/deaths starts falling rapidly I don't see it happening.

      1. Gentle_Turks
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        18 weeks actually.

    4. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      @Gentleturk - I was replying to the comment from 'Stayouthespicezone' regarding play starting in June (6 weeks time).

  4. circusmonkey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Now that all the game weeks have been wiped, I can't see them messing with the order of the fixtures (if we restart at all).

  5. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Real fpl team...
    Krul (Button*)
    TAA Egan Doherty (Stephens* Holgate*)
    Salah KDB Barnes Bruno (Dendo*)
    DCL Auba Jimenez

    2ft 1.8itb
    A. Button to Pope/McCarthy/Leno (+1 game)
    B. Dendoncker to Cantwell
    C. Stephens to Awb
    D. Holgate to Taylor/Lascelles

    Sadly I can't afford all of these. Is there a cash cow here you would sacrifice? Doherty or Auba?

    1. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      C & D (w/ Taylor)

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Auba - would you captain him? If not plenty of cheaper forwards can keep pace with him.

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Who would you suggest?
        He has the extra game and I guess that has been keeping me on him

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Jota, Wood, Ings even Pukki or Deeney. Problem is we have no form to go off if/when we restart.

          1. Gentle_Turks
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            Jota, Wood to keep up with Aubameyang? You’re a glass half full man clearly.

  6. Paulie Walnuts
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    A&C

    1. Paulie Walnuts
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      To above

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Thanks - any preference on the gk? McC allows cash elsewhere, Pope is the don and Leno has the extra game.

  7. thegaffer82
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Haven't been on for a while. But am uber bored right now so thought I'd check my fantasy team and have a nosey to see if this site is still getting traffic.

    Firstly, I'm a bit gutted I missed the start of this 'virtual fantasy game'. It sounds like a pretty nice concept to get FF fans through this dead period. Nice stuff from the organiser(s)!

    Secondly, I can't believe that FPL has allowed the dates for the game weeks to just tick over as usual. It makes me worried that if (...and it's a big if I know) the season does get to finish, then all the remaining games will be squeezed into just a couple of GW's (or possibly even just one massive GW38).

    That seems absolutely ridiculous to me. People won't have chance to play all their chips which sucks for those who still have a full set. Then for those who have blown their chips, they will be up against people who have (for example) Bench Boosted and will be getting 15 players scores for the massive GW38.

    I know it's difficult for FPL to deal with this unprecedented situation. But I can't help but feel they've sh*t the bed big time. This season's FPL is going to descend into a complete farce, if they ever get chance to complete it.

    1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      You can still play it. Ask some mates to join and start a gw2 mini league. Hell I'll play if necessary 🙂

    2. Ron_Swanson
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Highly unlikely they have a huge game week 38. They’ll just add more game weeks but they can’t really decide properly until they know when the games will be played.

    3. Pumpy
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      You do realise they need time to update the game for next season. ? If they create new game weeks that doesn't give them a lot of time to prepare for next season. ( if it is fast tracked to start on time) Which is far more important than finishing this one to them and most of us. Plus there is a cost to paying the developers who do not come cheap.

      Maybe it makes no sense for them to create more gameweeks financially. I
      doubt they care about a few on here feeling disgruntled tbh.The integrity has gone in both real life and FPL regardless of what happens next . We shall see but i don't think they would have done anything wrong.

    4. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      You can still join mate, but be aware a new GW every Sat, Sun, Tue, Thu

  8. Stoichkov#8
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Best striker up to 7.2 mil in vFPL?

    Anyone played his friendlies and can recommend someone?

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      DCL keeps getting booked or send off in my friendlies, Ings gets bench, Wood didn't score in either of my Burnley friendlies, Jota is on form but has got poor fixtures. Anybody tried out Pukki ?

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        I have DCL and Ings 🙁

      2. Stoichkov#8
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Was it in friendlies after GW1?
        Friendlies now can be diferent after GW1 results as its use data from already played games.

        In mine Ings didnt do much, DCL scored some but was sent off too and Wood wasnt bad as 6.1 mil player but not sure I can trust those friendlies esp with that small sample.
        I didnt try Pukki as fix put me off but maybe its mistake.

        1. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Yes DCL's they were prior to GW1, he got a red and 2 yellows and an assist in three games, plus he got a red in the friendly we can all see. Another red in your friendly suggests he's still a card magnet, but his fixtures are good.

          Ings was benched in the friendly I played this GW (mun), and one of the three I played last week.

          Wood didn't contribute against ars or NEW in friendlies I played this GW.

    2. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Didn't play friendlies but I have Calvert Lewin. How much is Jota?

      1. Stoichkov#8
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        6.5 but I prefer Jim and not sure double up is good idea

      2. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        6.4m he had a goal and an assist in my friendly against NEW this GW, his next two fixtures are Red in the ticker tot, mci but Spurs did concede 6 in GW1. He also done well in my friendlies last week

        1. GreennRed
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          In a virtual ticker 😉

  9. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Seeing as I'm here. I kept 2m back due to ignorance of CM2001. Best upgrade/use of cash?

    A. A back up to Barthez (4.5)
    B. Barton to Ziege/Tarrico
    C. Kinkladze/McPhail to Poyet/Malbranque (other 6/6.5)
    D. Grabbi upgrade

  10. kingofmercia
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    My transfers in VFPL says “unlimited”. Surely that’s not right? I was expecting it to be 1 FT per week. No?

    1. Ragabolly
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      If you started at GW1 and no WC/FH is activated then something is wrong

      1. kingofmercia
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        ignore me. We spoke offline already. Thanks

      2. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Apologies Ragabolky, off topic, but are you running more GWs per week after GW2?

        1. Ragabolly
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          GW3 is tomorrow actually!

          4 GWs per week, Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday

          1. GreennRed
            • 10 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            Nice one. Cheers 🙂

        2. Stoichkov#8
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          GW every Sat, Sun, Tue, Thu

    2. Stoichkov#8
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      If you didnt join GW2 than you probably pressed WC or FH 🙂

  11. SuperMane Returns
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Hi all, sorry to sound dumb, but on Virtual FPL, was just wondering if for example me and another player elsewhere arranged a Liverpool home fixture friendly pre GW2, and it brought up versus Man City for both of us - would we get identical 'virtual' results? ie. is there a bank of results in the background which are simulated and your friendlies are picked from them? Hope you can help 🙂

    1. Ragabolly
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      No, every simulated match is unique and generated only when you request it

  12. Stoichkov#8
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    In Poland every football club is making list of 50 people who will be together till end of season (players, staff, journalists etc). From Monday they start 2 weeks isolation.
    Football is comming!

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Interesting, the domestic season (both PL and FA Cup) could be finished in 6 weeks if they are prepared to do that.

      1. Stoichkov#8
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Im sure PL will do it. I wrote about it few weeks ago here and I still think season will finish on field.

        1. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Up to 1000 people would have to get though 2 weeks of self isolation without any coronavirus symptoms for it to happen though, that's very doubtful in this country at the moment. It will be interesting to see if 800 people manage it in Poland, so the Ekstraklasa can restart.

          1. Stoichkov#8
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            We will see how it works. If anyone will be infected than well its like an injury, hes out and show must go on. Sad but true.

            1. GreennRed
              • 10 Years
              1 year, 6 months ago

              Except that his 49 colleagues have to be retested and isolate for 14 more days regardless if they have another negative test. In a fkt up way they'd be quicker if 50 were positive for COVID, they couldn't spread it in the group but no player would take such a risk, would they....

              1. Stoichkov#8
                • 6 Years
                1 year, 6 months ago

                Wrong. They are isolating now (isolating, not 50 people in one room) . IF test is negative then they will meet. And after that no contact to other people.

                1. GreennRed
                  • 10 Years
                  1 year, 6 months ago

                  Ah OK, I misunderstood, thought they were in groups already. Have they been tested so, in isolation? Hopefully tested by independent health care officials and not the club medical staff with possible vested interest.

                  1. Stoichkov#8
                    • 6 Years
                    1 year, 6 months ago

                    I dont know any detail of that. Hopefully its safe and it works.

          2. Pumpy
            • 12 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            The fact they still need medical people at the games and using up valuable medical resources that could be better used to help people who are ill is a problem too.

            Will players want to be away from their families for that long considering the country is in such a state? Players out of contract and the legal obstacles it brings etc .

            Not saying they will not eventually start
            I don't want it to but in think unless the government intervene they will actually but it is not as easy as saying Poland are doing it so we will too is it ? I reckon a lot depends on the antibody tests ( which i read this morning at the moment may not be accurate)

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      The problem with polish league is - nobody wants to watch it.

      Old Serbians and semi-amateurs from Spain - no thanks 😉

      1. Stoichkov#8
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        People in Poland want. Check statistics. And they wont do it just for fans but for the money from TV and whole business thing but at the end fans like me can finally watch some live football.
        Soon other leagues will do the same.

        We must understand and accept living in new eality. We cant isolate forever beacause of economy.

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Didn't mean to be disrespectfull, just for me last polish teams worth watching were mid to late 90's Legia & Widzew and early 00's Wisla to some extend Lech shortly after.

          Now every time I put on a game on C+ struggle to last more than 10 minutes with it.

          Ale rozumiem 😉
          Jak sie nie ma co sie lubi to sie lubi co sie ma.

          1. Stoichkov#8
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            I never likeed Polish league but I play Fantasy Ekstraklasa and watch games with one eye on TV doing some other stuff.

            I dokładnie - na bezrybiu i rak ryba 🙂

      2. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Behind doors football is OK but nowhere nearly as good a TV event as two teams going full throttle in front of berserk supporters.

    3. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      They should only be tested after all health are staff and residential patients in care homes and hospitals are tested.

  13. DeadStar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Morning all, hope you're all well. Anyone have any input in regards to what is happening with price changes currently? There was a time when there seemed to be quite a few happening but recently there's not been any. Should we expect a few changes tonight as it's "deadline" day? It's the only reason i'm making some transfers in my team - playing the price game. Cheer all

    1. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      According to FPLStatistics (or what I remember of the post), the huge number of changes were probably due to the price change thresholds adjusting to the lower volume of transfers - basically a short term thing that will now mean price changes are back to being uncommon.

      Someone might be able to link the post, I don't have it to hand.

      1. DeadStar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Oh ok. I don't understand why it went mad for a few days and then they settled down though - maybe they took the thresholds too low for a day or two? Thanks for your help,

        1. Rotation's Alter Ego
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          When they adjusted the thresholds, a lot of players would suddenly find themselves above / below the rise / fall thresholds for transfers that gameweek, hence they rise / drop. Why it happened over 2 nights though, I don't know.

          So say if Jesus had 1500 transfers in net for the gameweek and his threshold was 20k, he wouldn't rise. But when the threshold was suddenly adjusted to 1000 due to the low volume of total transfers that gameweek, he suddenly finds himself above the threshold so rises, even if for that particular *night* he was net negative for transfers.

          At least, that's my understanding!

          1. DeadStar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            Ok fair enough. I get it in theory but then I would have expected a few more price changes since they made the change (surely that was the point in a way). I'll see what happens tomorrow. If there's no changes again then maybe they've put them back up.

            1. DeadStar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 year, 6 months ago

              What I meant (for example) is I would have expected some price changes last night. There are still transfers being made. Very quick one I just looked at was Ings. He has been transferred out by over 3000 people this week - with the lower thresholds I would have expected a drop.

          2. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            surely they were adjusted at the beginning of a gameweek and the previous transfers were not effective anymore ?

            1. DeadStar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 year, 6 months ago

              The truth is (and I'm really not moaning here - well kind of) that no one actually knows how they manage the price change system. It is very much a secret system they use and they tweak it as and when they like. I, like most, just try to figure it out as close as to make some sense of it. Maybe FPL should be more transparent with it?

              1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 10 Years
                1 year, 6 months ago

                This. I don't know!

                Maybe it's time based, maybe it's gameweek based - best explanation would be on the FPL Statistics post, I'll go have a look for it now,

                1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 10 Years
                  1 year, 6 months ago

                  FPL Statistics:

                  "The excessive number of price changes and the increasing size of the prediction errors over the last couple of days is now understood. Unfortunately this will be extremely difficult to model accurately without drastic changes to the system.

                  The threshold at which a player will change in price is dependent on a large number of factors. These factors normally change gradually throughout the season as the total number of active teams making transfers reduce. During a normal season the primary factor that determines when a price change will occur is the net daily 'effective' transfers for a player. Basically, if the total net volume of transfers for a player exceeds a threshold then a price change will occur for that player.

                  Owing to the cessation in the premier league fixtures the active number of teams making 'effective' transfers within the game has abruptly reduced by roughly 97%. The main impact of this is that the primary factor determing [SIC] when a price will occur is now the size of the thresholds rather than the total volume of net transfers for each individual player. This is confirmed by looking at the sign of the net transfers when a price changed occured [SIC]. Usually for a price rise to occur the net volume of daily transfers for that player will be positive - and vica versa [SIC] for a pice [SIC] fall. During a normal season this rule is only broken once or twice as the thresholds are reduced. However, over the last few days this rule has been broken consistently. For example last night there were 6 players who rose in price with a negative net daily volume of transfers and also 6 players who dropped in price with a positive net volume of daily transfers. There were also 15 players whose price changed with zero net transfers. So out of a total of 55 price changes last night 27 violated this rule. So in effect the primary reason for a player now changing in price is the reduction in the threshold values rather that the net volume of transfers for a player."

                  1. DeadStar
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 year, 6 months ago

                    Cheers for this. I think I was correct - FPL do what they want 😉

  14. SuperMane Returns
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    4 green arrows and up a whopping 534 places from 110,706 to 110,172....all by doing nothing....edging ever closer to the top 100K 😉

  15. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Sorry to re-post

    J.Henderson+Leno

    or

    Fleck+D.Henderson

    Already have Fleck+D.Henderson.

  16. Stoichkov#8
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    FPL Rockstar (https://twitter.com/FPL_Rockstar) just tweeted some leaked news..
    It looks like we are getting closer 🙂

    1. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      What did he say m8?

      1. Stoichkov#8
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        "See you in June" and his famous gif when he leak some info

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Isn't June when they hope to restart anyway?

          1. Stoichkov#8
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            Anyway?
            New season starts (not later than) September probably and we all dont know 100% what gonna happen with this season.
            So this news looks really hot!

            1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 year, 6 months ago

              Yes, The Premier League say they are hoping they can ASAP. With the current lockdown it would be around June that is the earliest they could start.

              Their current plan remains that they are hoping to continue. Whether they do or not depends on the Government. No amount of FPL pre-fix Twitter cronies know that.

              1. Stoichkov#8
                • 6 Years
                1 year, 6 months ago

                If they know that clubs are preparing and government already confirm to PL that they will give green light than thats a diferent than just a hope.

          2. Pumpy
            • 12 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            He says " i am FPL Rockstar , i know more than the government and the premier league . watch this for how to get another 100 likes "

  17. Henning
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    0.4m in the bank and 2 FT

    Wana upgrade Button to a goalkeeper that play. But to do that i need to downgrade somewhere, any suggestions? Also wanna get rid of Perez

    Pope Button

    TAA VvD Stephens Boly Lundstram

    Salah KDB Perez Fernandes Sarr

    Aubameyang Jimenez DCL

  18. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Tonight Will Virtual FPL reflect that teams like Wolves and Sheffield United have been playing 5 at the back (not 4) all season?

    1. Stoichkov#8
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Does it matter? Attacking players like Doherty will still have attacking returns like in real life etc
      Teams ability to make CS or defenders ability to get attacking returnes are coded into the game. Doesnt matter is it 442 or 352 etc.

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        It needs to be realistic. These teams haven't played 4 at the back all season ... or at least for the majority of the season. Hopefully it's been ironed out over the last week.

        1. Stoichkov#8
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Its not a problem for me at all but I get it.

    2. Ragabolly
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Yup, added that change!

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Amazing! Thanks so much RB! I'm genuinely excited for this evening 😀

        I've just done Grealish to Sarr!

        1. Ragabolly
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Cheers best of luck! Grealish has nice fixtures but I agree that Sarr is in hot form

          1. FPL Virgin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            It was a tough decision. Grealish is heavily involved in Villa's attack and has good long term fixtures, but Villa's attack looks a bit lacklustre. In the end, Sarr at home to Brighton was too good to refuse.

      2. Stoichkov#8
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        cheers. No pressers or leaked lineups etc today? Can I make my moves or wait just in case? 😉

        1. Stoichkov#8
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          also have few friendlies to play. better wait or sim them now?

          1. FPL Virgin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            I've just ran my sims. I'm really worried about not having Fernandes. Need to get him soon.

            1. Stoichkov#8
              • 6 Years
              1 year, 6 months ago

              same! I stupidly picked Martial as was better in my friendlies than Fernandes 🙁

              1. FPL Virgin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 year, 6 months ago

                Fernandes stats are off the charts. Hopefully Man City can keep him quiet this week.

        2. Ragabolly
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          I will leak lineups starting GW3, so no reason for you to wait on friendlies or transfers today

          1. Stoichkov#8
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            Thanks!

          2. FPL Virgin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            I don't know why Official FPL aren't hammering down your door RB. This game is absolutely brilliant. I feel sorry for the guys who have missed it.

            1. Stoichkov#8
              • 6 Years
              1 year, 6 months ago

              This 100%

            2. Ragabolly
              • 11 Years
              1 year, 6 months ago

              My absolute honor, thank you!

              1. FPL Virgin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 year, 6 months ago

                Incredible idea. Incredible gesture in these tough times. Well done to The Scout too for getting behind it and throwing its support behind the game.

                1. Stoichkov#8
                  • 6 Years
                  1 year, 6 months ago

                  Few people had that idea 😉 but that guy actually did it!

          3. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 12 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            When are the leaks likely to be known? Probably won't be around for them so it's a bit unfair like FPL to those without the info due to where they live, work, sleep etc.

            1. ritzyd
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 year, 6 months ago

              Same - seems like a crap idea and takes away from the premace of being an easy to play filler for me.

      3. On Giants' Shoulders
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Outstanding work, Ragabolly. I'm joining your game at GW2, so hopefully I can make up some ground on others. I've got my stats and points prediction spreadsheets updated, and my linear optimizer has put together a winning team 🙂 It feels like FPL is back!

        1. Ragabolly
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Awesome, best of luck! I imagine once the accelerated schedule kicks in (i.e. starting today), not many managers will keep up and you can rise up the ranks.

        2. Stoichkov#8
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          I feel the same. Cant wait for todays deadline 🙂

  19. Stoichkov#8
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    First time in my life I burned FT...

  20. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Love Paul's articles. Sooo good. This is the required standard that only Neale and David W currently hit.

  21. Sike
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Hi all hope everyone is well!

    *actual fpl

    Is Jaanmat nailed? ( or who is that’s 4.1 and not Hanley lol)

    And would you rather own Pope or Leno or other 5.0 max keeper

    Thanks!

    1. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I think Dinnery tweeted that Janmaat is still injured. No one knows if he Pearson rates him.

    2. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I'd rather have Leno for the extra game.

      You need to go to 4.3 for nailed.

      1. Sike
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Thank you!

  22. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Think I might play the bench boost straight out the gates if/when we have a restart whether its a bumper GW38 or multiple GWs as I should have a decent playing XV. Any more changes?

    McCarthy Krul
    TAA Doherty Alonso Maguire Fernandez
    Salah KDB Bruno Richarlison Barnes
    Jimenez Ings DCL 1FT 0.1 ITB

  23. Rotation a risk?
    FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    If the premier league is going to be finished in 40 days (see https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52326617), are we going to see rotation on an unprecedented scale? Yes all the players are well rested, but they aren't match fit and can't play every 3 days.

    Should we only be transferring in centre halves and talismen from teams with something to play for?

    1. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I'm seriously considering ditching my expensive wing backs (TAA, Robertson and Doherty) for VVD, Boly and O'Connell (already have Egan).

      I think it's worth revisiting who played every game over the congested Christmas schedule as well.

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        I would be loathe to lose TAA but hopefully if he didn't start he wouldn't come on.

      2. TLF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        You not tempted by UTD def ? I went with Maguire instead of AWB partly due to rotation concerns although I don't see it being too much of an issue in all honesty.

        1. FPL Virgin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          United defenders have rapidly become part of the template during the lockdown.

          1. TLF
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            I think it's a reflection on UTD picking up form before postponement and decent remaining fixtures. It's always refreshing to avoid the template but sometimes the most bought players are being purchased for good reason.

            1. FPL Virgin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 6 months ago

              I agree. Always make the obvious transfer is my motto.

              1. Stoichkov#8
                • 6 Years
                1 year, 6 months ago

                Agree. Make the obvious transfer is very good advice.

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Not think of about it until it’s confirmed

      1. Mince n Tatties
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Agreed - don’t waste your energy on something currently out with your control.

      2. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        At which point, you'll (a) have little time to prepare, (b) be gutted you let all those transfers burn and (c) be frantically scrambling around to prepare your team .... while looking enviously on at prepared FPL managers who have used this time well.

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Hard to know

      There were (and are every year) ~40 games in the league & the club-world-whatever-it-was in 11 days between 21st December and 1st January, including Liverpool playing 2 games in Qatar

      People who sold TAA got burned there... Doherty missed one of the 4 games, but it was Liverpool away literally 2 days after playing city away... AWB missed one of the 4 games

      But VVD & Maguire did start all the games in fairness

      In terms of being a material influence on FPL selection decisions - I don’t know if it’ll break a template which is probably stronger at the minute than it has been all season

      So much so that for many, FPL will effectively be a 4-man game when it restarts:

      __1__
      TAA, Doherty, __2__
      Salah, KDB, Bruno, __3_
      Jimmy, DCL, _4__

      There also won’t be a single match fit player/team in Europe when leagues restarts - and there won’t be fans/atmosphere - prepare for 90 games of ridiculous GW1-3 style anomalies I reckon, the variance will be off the charts

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Thanks for the data there - useful stuff.

        Are you sure you're not a bot? 😉 The information you can recall at the drop of a hat is scary sometimes!

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Christmas, and specifically it’s ridiculous schedule, is normally the most surreal page of the FPL calendar so it often gets burned into the mind 🙂

          I just hope they can get it done - closing out 90 games in a pandemic won’t be easy!

    4. BobB
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Spoiler: it won't be completed. Let's look forward to 20/21 and hope it starts promptly

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Stop trying to wind people up. It's not big and it's not clever.

      2. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Spoiler: you’re talking nonsense.

  24. Our Tiny Servant
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    How’s this looking for a bench boost team?

    Henderson Pope
    TAA Aurier Doherty Stephens Williams
    Son Fernandes KDB Barkley Dendonker
    Aguero Firmino Jota

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Too many risks or low ceiling players in Dendocker Barkley and Williams

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Sorry, I'm not keen. You need to downgrade at least one big-hitter and upgrade Barkley/Dendoncker.

  25. Silecro
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Which Man Utd defender would be best to bring in?

    1. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Maguire. Full backs like AWB are more likely to be rested during a crazy fixture schedule.

    2. Legomané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Mags probably, but I quite like the budget Bwilliams. Wouldn't be surprised if he outscores the others even if he only starts 5 or 6 out of the remaining matches. 1 pt cameos could be annoying though.

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I swerved Maguire for AWB + a bench (AWB gets more points when he plays, nearly always plays, and has never been subbed on when he doesn’t start)

      If Maguire made a habit of scoring goals he’d be dangerous though - he’s just not that prolific in the other penalty box just yet though

      1. TLF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        I opted for Maguire, AWB is better on BPS as you say but I'm hoping Harry can get a couple of goals if/when season restarts, particualry now Bruno is whipping balls in. Considering a double up with AWB though, stats were picking up before league was postponed.

    4. Poseidon.
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      AWBeastModeActivated for me though I do love Big Hazza too. Oh captain, our captain

  26. GreennRed
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Are the Premier League considering increasing the number of subs per game in remaining matches? Might help reduce the number of potential injuries due to reduced match fitness and more games within a short space of time reducing recovery time.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Good idea but not sure you could make such a change mid-season

    2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I don't think they have mentioned anything publicly, but I'm sure there are a whole host of things they have been discussing that we don't know about yet.

    3. Legomané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Imagine all options are on the table. Clubs will want to protect their players so imagine the only way they'd object would be if they wanted to attempt to stymie a restart.

  27. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Who are you captaining in Virtual FPL tonight ?

    Arsenal's real life defensive record since Mikel Arteta took over is joint second in the PL, and their away defensive record over that period is second outright. Virtual FPL appears to be based on real life stats like that, so I'm tempted to go Vardy against the much more obliging Bournemouth D, over Salah.

    1. Stoichkov#8
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Not sure it works that way. Arsenal in whole season was awful in defence plus Liverpool score a lot at home.
      I have Liv triple up and going to captain one.

    2. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Ive got the arm band on Vardy

    3. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Mane here.

    4. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Mané

    5. Men in green tights
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Taken a punt on Sarr

      1. Stoichkov#8
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        I like it. It may work out!

    6. Shnkswnt
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I know DCL isn't performing in friendlies but I am leaning towards captaining him or Digne. I would be tempted by richarlison if I had him. (Purely because of the fixture )

  28. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    If season does complete which Sheffield United defender would you want in team ? Lundstram still best option or not

    1. Stoichkov#8
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Cheapest one imo

    2. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Stephens is statistically the best.

      1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Did he complete a transfer from Southampton? 😉

        1. Stoichkov#8
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          🙂
          He probably is sayin about Stevens 🙂

  29. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    For VFPL, which of these would you start?
    O'Connell away to Villa or Lascelles away to West Ham.

    Surely O'Connell right?

    1. Latchmere Wave Machine
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Yep

  30. pablo discobar
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Cant see FPL coding extra gameweeks, even if season is to be completed. Whatever plan the premier league go with could be changed at last minute.

    FPL just wont bother