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Alli and Kane haul as Spurs overtake Liverpool for goals scored in Virtual FPL

Another double-header of Virtual FPL action is almost upon us, with back-to-back 19:00 BST deadlines on Saturday and Sunday.

We look forward to the weekend’s fixtures and reflect on Thursday’s results in our latest round-up below.

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SCOUT NOTES

(The full results from Gameweek 13 are available via the Virtual FPL fixtures page or the game’s Twitter account.)

SPURS HIT SIX

Dele Alli (£8.3m) top-scored in Gameweek 13 after racking up a 17-point haul in Tottenham Hotspur’s 6-1 demolition of Watford.

Son Heung-min (£9.8m) was also on target and Serge Aurier (£5.0m) grabbed his fifth assist of the season, while Harry Kane (£10.8m) moved to the top of the goalscorers’ charts after a brace against the Hornets.

In putting six goals past Nigel Pearson’s virtual troops, Spurs also leapfrogged Liverpool to become the second-highest scoring team in the division despite having registered 155 fewer attacks than the Reds this season.

The underlying attacking stats are something that we have paid a lot of attention to so far in this simulated campaign but Liverpool’s conversion rate (7.59%) is the seventh-poorest in the division, with Spurs top for the same statistic (12.5%).

As Ragabolly himself has mentioned, Liverpool do have the tendency to waste a lot of the chances they create.

Spurs certainly have the opportunity to extend their fine run, with four of their next five opponents (and six of their next eight) in the bottom nine of the table.

Brighton, who the Lilywhites face next, have conceded more goals than all bar Bournemouth this season.

AGUERO NO-SHOW
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Despite having hit six goals in his last four appearances, Sergio Aguero (£11.9m) was a no-show as Manchester City beat Aston Villa 2-0.

This was the second time this season that Aguero had failed to appear despite having scored in his previous match.

The benchings from virtual Pep seem to come as out of the blue as they do in real life, although at least the Argentine didn’t emerge as a late substitute for the dreaded one-pointer – especially as he carried the captaincy hopes of almost half of the Fantasy managers who owned him.

With the likes of Kane, Mohamed Salah (£12.7m), and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.9m) all ever-present starters so far, Aguero doesn’t boast the complete security of starts that many of the other premium assets do – and he sits behind all of the above for vFPL points partly as a result.

TRENT WARFARE
Alexander-Arnold's consistency continues as Firmino unlucky to blank

Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.8m) was at the summit of TopMarx’s ‘Goals/Assists Imminent’ table ahead of Gameweek 13 but, a clean sheet aside, again failed to deliver on his underlying stats.

Owners of the right-back indeed had to watch on as Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) set up both Liverpool goals in the 2-0 win over Wolves.

Alexander-Arnold has been involved in 50 more attacks than any other defender this season and sits seventh overall for that statistic (ahead of the likes of Aguero, Kane and Aubameyang) but has only banked two attacking returns in the last ten Gameweeks.

His conversion rate of 4% is the worst of any Virtual FPL asset priced at £7.0m or above.

Is an explosion on the cards, then, as happened in ‘real-life’ FPL on Boxing Day?

Unfortunately, Liverpool’s fixtures are stiffening in difficulty, with Manchester City up next – so there’ll be a fair number of us who are bailing on the most-owned vFPL defender knowing it could well be a possibility.

WOLVES AT THE DOOR
Fantasy focus switches to Jiménez as Brighton host Wolves 1

Racking up the most attacks in Gameweek 13 was, remarkably, Wolves, despite the West Midlands side playing away at Anfield.

The imaginary incarnation of Nuno Espirito Santo’s side created 39 chances on made-up Merseyside but didn’t score with a single one of them.

Wolves’ conversion rate is even worse than Liverpool’s this season but, unlike the Reds, they at least have some appealing games coming up, with all five of their next opponents in the bottom half.

Matt Doherty (£6.3m) particularly caught the eye on Thursday despite emerging from the game with just one point – the Irishman was involved in more attacks (14) than any other vFPL asset in Gameweek 13.

FERNANDES FREES UNITED

Having seen their underlying attacking numbers drop during Bruno Fernandes‘ (£8.5m) four-match absence, Manchester United were on Thursday back up to the sorts of figures we were seeing earlier in the campaign.

United registered 29 attacks against Brighton, the second-highest number (after Wolves) managed by any team in Gameweek 13.

Marcus Rashford (£8.8m) scored both of the Red Devils’ goals, with one assisted by the returning Fernandes.

LEAVING THE PARTY?

Jamie Vardy (£9.6m) was back with a bang on Thursday, scoring twice in Leicester City’s 3-0 home win over Norwich City.

Ayoze Perez (£6.2m) banked an attacking return for the sixth straight match, while the Foxes’ defence kept their third clean sheet in four games.

With a triple-header of away games coming up, though, might we be approaching a time to bail on Leicester assets?

Brendan Rodgers’ virtual side haven’t kept one clean sheet on the road in this simulated 2019/20, while they scored only three goals in their first four away fixtures of the campaign – although did beat Watford 3-1 in their most recent match on their travels.

Their next opponents, Newcastle and Crystal Palace, have kept clean sheets in nine of their 14 combined home matches, meanwhile.

SNOD’S LAW

Quietly racking up the points over the last week has been Robert Snodgrass (£5.2m), who has banked an attacking return in each of West Ham United’s last four matches.

The Virtual FPL strugglers now have one of the most favourable fixture runs over the coming half-dozen Gameweeks, too.

Second among sub-£6.0m vFPL assets for points in this simulated season, Snodgrass has scored on six occasions already in 2019/20.

Security of starts maybe a bit of an issue, however, given that he has been benched in four of West Ham’s 13 fixtures to date.


VIRTUAL FPL PREMIER LEAGUE TABLE

UPCOMING FIXTURES

TOP SCORERS/ASSIST-MAKERS

STATS TABLES

TopMarx’s spreadsheet that details team attacks (for and against, home and away) has been updated after Gameweek 13.

The fixture difficulty rating colour (according to Ragabolly’s ticker) is reflected in the relevant Gameweek.

The refreshed standings are below:

TopMarx has also updated his interactive player stats spreadsheet after Thursday’s matches, meanwhile.

The stand-alone spreadsheet can be accessed via this link, with Fantasy managers able to make their own copy by selecting “File>Make a copy”.

INJURIES AND BANS

Josh King (£6.1m), Jan Bednarek (£4.4m) and George Baldock (£5.1m) will all return from injury or suspension in Gameweek 14, while Teemu Pukki (£6.5m), Conor Coady (£5.0m) and Cenk Tosun (£5.7m) will be available on Sunday.

Tosun was one of two players to pick up a “midweek injury” after Thursday’s matches, with the other being back-up West Ham United goalkeeper David Martin (£4.0m).

Norwich City duo Mario Vrancic (£6.2m) and Kenny McLean (£4.8m) were the other two new additions to the injury list after Thursday’s games, while Abdoulaye Doucoure (£5.6m) will miss Watford’s next three matches after being sent off in the 6-1 defeat at Spurs.

Sadio Mane (£12.4m) will serve the final two matches of a three-game ban this weekend, meanwhile.

RANKINGS

Eddie Campbell stays at number one in both the overall Virtual FPL standings and in our Fantasy Football Scout mini-league, with Aritravo ten points further back in both.

Five of the top six leading managers above indeed are also signed up to our mini-league, along with tenth-place MCR Reds.

Fábio Borges, third in our Live Hall of Fame, is proving adept at this simulated game, too, moving up to fifth place overall after using his Free Hit chip.

Mr Hindsight played his Bench Boost and returned to the summit of Greyhead’s Great and the Good league, meanwhile.

Legomane remains first in the Mods and Cons mini-league.

You can join the Fantasy Football Scout mini-league by entering the code 9RV4A via the below link.

JOIN THE FANTASY FOOTBALL SCOUT VIRTUAL FPL LEAGUE HERE

147 Comments Post a Comment
  1. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    28 days, 18 hours ago

    No Salah hurt last night, but Rashford and Kane (c) clawed me back to a small green arrow.

    Pope (Button)
    TTA, Alonso, AWB, Saiss (Lescelles),
    Fernandes, KDB, Perez (Saka, Hayden)
    Kane, Rashford, Ayew

    4.2m ITB 1FT

    The planned move is A, but is Auba a better captaincy option ? To get him without losing without losing Kane or Rashford, I would need to downgrade Perez to fodder and play Lescelles (LEI) this GW, and Douglas Luiz (NEW) next GW.

    A) Ayew to Jimenez (C)
    B) Ayew and Perez to Auba (C) and Douglas Luiz (for a hit)

    1. svg53
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 18 hours ago

      A ....but I would captain Kane

    2. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 17 hours ago

      A. Even if he has a fewtrickier fixtures coming up I'd keep Perez.

    3. Gentle_Turks
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 17 hours ago

      There’s a lot of money in that defence....

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        28 days, 15 hours ago

        That's where I see the value, and it's it been working so far.

        1. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          28 days, 15 hours ago

          TAA to Gomez would be another way of finding the funds

          TTA and Ayew to Gomez and Auba (c) for hit.

    4. BNMC
      28 days, 15 hours ago

      Auba is pretty good captaincy material for medium-term. He seems to do really well at home and Arsenal play 4 home games in the next 5.

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        28 days, 15 hours ago

        Yes, if I go Jimenez the plan would be to go Kane to Auba in a couple of GW's time for at least six fixtures, and he would be my captain in at least three of those fixtures against BOU(H), SOU(H), WAT(H),

  2. GARY AND JAMIE
    • 6 Years
    28 days, 15 hours ago

    I'm 100 points clear at the top of my own virtual league of 50 million. Feels good...

    1. tets mcgee (BSC Small boys-…
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 14 hours ago

      well done you 🙂 starting to think you feel like you are missing out a little and so belittle vfpl to assure urself you dont need it>?

      1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        28 days, 14 hours ago

        I dont think he is belittling anyone for playing the game. It's the bragging that deserves mocking 😉

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          28 days, 13 hours ago

          Nothing wrong with playing the game, but the only thing worse than bragging about virtual rank is the people that ask for help with their team in the virtual game. 😀

          1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            28 days, 13 hours ago

            People asking for help i find hilarious more than annoying. Whats point in playing if you can't make a decision on basically a glorified computer football management game.

            1. Ragabolly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              28 days, 13 hours ago

              Nothing wrong in discussing options and strategies too.. It's a computer game yes, but there is still a fair amount of strategy involved to navigate the fixtures and make the best out of a strict budget.

              1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                28 days, 13 hours ago

                No bias, right? 😀

                1. Ragabolly
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  28 days, 13 hours ago

                  🙂

              2. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                28 days, 13 hours ago

                Yer. Not faulting the game. I said you done a great job and i get why people are playing. Just don't really see how people can properly advise without the ability to watch games or even stats tables and give a view. So i don't understand why people would ask other for opinions on who to put in. Unless they are just being totally lazy but at that point i don't get why bother if they can't even be bothered to look at a fixture list 🙂 .

                Of course i may be missing something as i am not playing so maybe someone can put me right ? ( wouldn't be the first time 😆 )

                1. Ragabolly
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  28 days, 12 hours ago

                  There are many stats tables, see the article above. People analyze them and get correct/wrong predictions. vFPL is not like football manager where games are unrelated to FPL and to each other, mostly. There is a complex relation between performance in real FPL, performance in virtual games so far, and future outcomes, and managers try to decipher that. So it's not just looking at the fixtures..

                  Honestly, I see no-one winning if virtual managers are discouraged from discussions, and I see no-one losing when they do discuss it.. If football is on, I would be cynical about it, but what else is there to discuss at the moment?

                  1. Ragabolly
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    28 days, 12 hours ago

                    *I meant critical not cynical

    2. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      28 days, 14 hours ago

      😀

    3. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 14 hours ago

      I think he has the wrong forum, we only have about 3500 players. 😉

      1. GARY AND JAMIE
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 14 hours ago

        I actually have a team in vFPL but lost interest when my Grealish TC yielded a -6.

        1. Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          28 days, 13 hours ago

          What else do you expect from Grealish? 😀

        2. svg53
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          28 days, 13 hours ago

          Keep going....I managed to come back from a disastrous Mane TC in real fpl.

  3. BNMC
    28 days, 15 hours ago

    Won't be surprised if Auba and Kane (maybe a couple others too) reach 40+ goals in this vFPL season

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 14 hours ago

      Yes most premium options look like they are going to out score their real life counter parts in VFPL, that's why I'm looking at getting in Auba, to add to TTA, Alonso, Fernandes, KDB, Kane and Rashford. The scoring average also appears to be much higher at the moment ATM in VFPL than FPL as a result (OR1 is averaging 77.5 points per GW compare to 65.7 in FPL for example), I'm on 71.46 compare to 58.43, although this might settle as more games are played.

      1. BNMC
        28 days, 14 hours ago

        Yeah I'm also considering Auba, Kane and Rashford as a long-term front three

      2. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        28 days, 11 hours ago

        How can you afford them all, though?

        It wouldn’t be so bad if they were at their original starting prices, but, for example, £7.8m for TAA is too much for me, especially when he’s £1.7m more than Alonso.

        1. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          28 days, 7 hours ago

          Pope (Button)
          TTA, Alonso, AWB, Saiss (Lescelles),
          Fernandes, KDB, Saka (Douglas Luiz, Hayden)
          Kane, Rashford, Ayew

          I get those 7 big hitters, Pope, AWB, and a defensives rotation, if I play Saka every week.

          1. bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            28 days, 7 hours ago

            Auba not Awey

  4. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    28 days, 14 hours ago

    Live footie from South Korea is on the BBC Sport website now.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/football/52581366

    1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      28 days, 14 hours ago

      Lol. Desperate much 😆

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        28 days, 14 hours ago

        Yes there is not much sport for them to show at them moment, personally I doubt I will watch any live football until fans are back in the stadiums. It's just not the same without the atmosphere, those EL games just before the lockdown were dreadful to watch. Live radio reports and highlights on Match of the Day will be more than enough of that.

        1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          28 days, 13 hours ago

          Agree mate. Not the same is it and not sure ill have the motivation to sit through what will look and feel like a practice game . Can't even imagine it. It's weird 🙂 i am sure others will though

          1. bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            28 days, 12 hours ago

            I wished I'd watched for a couple of minutes now. Crowd noise was being played over loudspeakers, but I doubt it would have helped much but it may have been worth a listen.

            https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/football/52581366

            1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              28 days, 12 hours ago

              Just put it on or a minute. To be honest when it came on i thought maybe its not so bad. Until you see an empty stadium with crowd noise. Then it got really weird again. 🙂

  5. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 14 hours ago

    FAO Neale

    Are you not updating this anymore? I found it useful.

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1L7W7hewdx4XIG7JgR1xLvke21eXkz2b8zJFf_NE6tQU/htmlview#

    1. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 13 hours ago

      Read the article above - it's under Stats Tables and now being updated by TopMarx.

    2. TopMarx - H2H L4 D5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 13 hours ago

      I created this instead https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1i3MnjNtqv0nwMUkgC-m6iYkQhuFDGaC6zsNkCgmaoF0/edit?usp=sharing added 2 tabs to easily see team form (given that attacks appear less dependent on fixture difficulty) and home/away fixtures.

    3. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 9 hours ago

      Thanks both, just taking a look now.

  6. tempest
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    28 days, 14 hours ago

    I'm obviously very amateur and late to this 'slow wild card' - only realised today!

    Where do I start then?

    McCarthy/ McGovern
    Soy/ TAA/ Lascelles/ Sais/ Lund
    KDB/Salah/ Mane/ Traore/ Barnes
    Kane/ Jimmy/ Gwood

    Maybe downgrade McGovern and move Soy and Barnes on?

    Thanks for any advice!

  7. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 14 hours ago

    9 green fixtures this gameweek and Liverpool and Man City play each other. Is anyone free hitting?

    1. TopMarx - H2H L4 D5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 13 hours ago

      Maybe! Good idea

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

        Which gameweek has the most green - ideally home - fixtures, TM?

        1. TopMarx - H2H L4 D5
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          If you scroll to the bottom of the Team Attacks spreadsheet, I've put a fixture colour counter on the bottom. This tells you which are the best GWs to target.

    2. BNMC
      28 days, 11 hours ago

      I'm considering free hitting in GW15. Arsenal are at Old Trafford and I don't want Auba for that, Liverpool have their best fixture for a while and I want Salah back for that, and there's a few other players I could take one-week punts on (Grealish, Tammy, Snodgrass?)

  8. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 14 hours ago

    @Ragabolly is there any way to sort the fixture ticker by difficulty, please?

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 13 hours ago

      Attack and defence options like the ticker on FFS website would be great as well.

    2. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      I am afraid this might not be implemented soon as I am really overwhelmed at the moment and I think I need a break.. Maybe Legomaniac,TopMarx, Neale can provide something similar.

      1. TopMarx - H2H L4 D5
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        I could probably do this, it depends what value to assign each fixture difficulty colour.

        Currently working on an update of my Player Picker, hope to finish and release soon!

        And RB please take a break and rest! Great job!

      2. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        Fair enough, the games great and better than the FPL site in many ways already.

  9. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 9 Years
    28 days, 13 hours ago

    Brighton have not won a PL game at home or away in 2020.

    Brighton oppose playing in neutral venues because of the apparent disadvantage it gives them.

    Brighton want relegation off the table when football returns

    Brighton are only 2 points off safety for now.

    Don't be like Brighton.

    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      Probably got a couple of veils of the virus to slip into their samples when their relegation starts looking certain too.

    2. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 9 hours ago

      I'd be ashamed to be a Brighton fan.

    3. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      28 days, 7 hours ago

      Can't blame them. Especially now the 5 subs thing. Only benefits top teams with a stronger bench really. Just seems everything they do is against the bottom teams at mo and hindering their chances of relegation. They lose millions, as a business they should do all they can to fight it imo

      1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        28 days, 7 hours ago

        * Of escaping relegation sorry

  10. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    28 days, 13 hours ago

    Really tempted to sell Mane and Stephens for Martial and Alonso in Real FPL. Already have Fernandes and Salah. Would also allow me to bring in Rashford later.

    With United having great fixtures and Liverpool with the risk of rotation after winning the league, is this worth it?

    1. The Mandalorian
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      United r still in Europe league assuming it is still going ahead

      1. The Mandalorian
        • 7 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Europa

  11. DeadStar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    28 days, 13 hours ago

    So am I correct in thinking that after Monday it could be a very real possibility that the Premier League could announce a return? That could give FPL an opportunity to throw all the remaining fixtures into GW38. What are people thinking in regards to the last two deadlines? How prepared do you feel your team is if the game really does conclude?

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 13 hours ago

      All boils down to what Boris says. Hopefully either way FPL at least give us some sort of indication on their plans and what the options are. I've sort of just given up with my team though. Saturday comes and I don't even realise it's Saturday,

    2. la boneza
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 13 hours ago

      I've fallen to 3rd om my biggest ML after a terrible WC just before the end..

      Used all my transfers in hopes of a an Octo+GW.. and will have 2 left goimg into it..

      Tell me how it looks?

      Hendo Pope
      TAA Doherty Maguire Egan Taylor
      Salah KdB Son Bruno *Saka
      Rashford DCL Jota

      .4 itb for make Saka into Fleck or Cantwell..

      1. DeadStar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 13 hours ago

        That looks a decent team to be fair although I have to admit I have not looked closely at the remaining fixtures.

      2. The Mandalorian
        • 7 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Gone cantwell after Joe mentioned him on the scout cast

    3. I hate Moreno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      Gambling and hitting bench boost if there's no info. The likelihood is if they can add more gameweeks then there won't be any doubles and this dents the appeal of the chip anyway (average 10-15 points in a single week). If everything is crammed into a mega GW38 then you have a massive advantage.

      1. DeadStar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        Wow that feels like a huge gamble. Surely once the GW38 deadline has passed they won’t add fixtures in? That would be highly controversial. The only thing I thought is they could add the fixtures next week ahead of the deadline, especially if after Monday it looks like a return is likely.

    4. BIGPHATAIRYARSE
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      I'm in to the Mega week 38 theory, and have been playing a slow wild card to get in to a position to BB wk 38.

      My view is based on all FPL leagues and the cup, they are all based on 38 weeks, therefore in my view it is unfair to add additional weeks.

      I conclude that the game will finish at week 38, and whether that includes no games or all remaining games remains to be seen.

      In my opinion it is grossly unfair to add additional game weeks - the real game itself is not adding additional gameweeks - they are just attempting to play out outstanding fixtures.

      1. DeadStar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        See my comment above. The big issue is if a mega GW38 is their plan why haven’t they done it, or even announced it already? The way I see it is once that deadline passes they won’t change anything about it.

        1. la boneza
          • 8 Years
          28 days, 12 hours ago

          Yea it's a dilemna how to play it without more news. I only need 1 FT to complete my 15. Adding GWs seems against precedent.

          My thoughts are they can't announce any OGW news or plans without fixtures starting to be rescheduled in real time.. yet... but yea we could get that news on Monday or something who knows.

          This could be a good week to use a WC if you have all chips..

      2. RedLightning - The Last Ten…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        The FPL Cup and Head-to-Head Leagues are all based on 38 game-weeks and may well terminate at that point, but it shouldn't be too difficult imo for Classical Leagues to continue into additional game-weeks. FPL Towers have had plenty of time to prepare for any changes that might be required.

        1. Jarvish Scott Talent
          • 5 Years
          28 days, 12 hours ago

          Unless all of their staff have been furloughed

          1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            28 days, 10 hours ago

            Or they just don't give a toss ending it gw38. Might not be as important to them than it is to folks on here. Its possible

            1. Jarvish Scott Talent
              • 5 Years
              28 days, 9 hours ago

              If they are still working and I was their boss, I'd be knocking on their door saying "what the hell are you guys doing at the moment?" 😀

      3. GARY AND JAMIE
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        I think the most unfair thing would be to allow a TC or BB in a mega 38 than extra weeks. And I have BB available.

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          28 days, 11 hours ago

          I don't think it would be any more unfair than in any normal DGW. There is no difference except the amount of games is bigger than what we are used to, but it's still just rearranged fixtures. We have those every year.

          1. GARY AND JAMIE
            • 6 Years
            28 days, 11 hours ago

            A double yes but 10 of them?

            1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              28 days, 11 hours ago

              Yeah there is no difference. If 10 is unfair then 2 is unfair. The actual process of them is pretty much identical.

              1. GARY AND JAMIE
                • 6 Years
                28 days, 11 hours ago

                I guess my point is traditionally most people ate in the know and hold chips back for a double but sometimes SGW players outperform them It is now a clear advantage if you get a nailed player in a mega 38.

                1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  28 days, 11 hours ago

                  Aye definitely, like you mentioned below though, the precedent has already been set with the previously rearranged Man Utd game just throw in at the 'end' of the season. Whether it's 1 extra game or 30 extra games, it's still the process of extra games being rearranged. Any advantage people get over others is just tough.

                  1. GARY AND JAMIE
                    • 6 Years
                    28 days, 11 hours ago

                    Yeah tbh FPL are between a rock and a hard place and will get stick whatever they do. Actually scrapping the FPL season from the books regardless of what happens from now is probably their best option, though hope they don’t.

          2. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            28 days, 11 hours ago

            Whachootalkinboutwillis? Of course it's unfair to have an extra 4 players for 9 games rather than 2 in a normal dgw

            1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              28 days, 11 hours ago

              That's what I'm saying though. I'm not saying it's not unfair, I'm saying it's no different to if there was only a couple of extra games. Both are unfair. There isn't a cut off point to where it goes from being fair to being unfair. It's just unfair full stop.

              1. Wild Rover
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                28 days, 11 hours ago

                I'm missing your point. Every season there are are dgw's and everyone has the same opportunity to play a chip in one, that is fair. Not everyone has the same option to play a chip in a 10 match gw because they have already used the chip, that is unfair.

                1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  28 days, 11 hours ago

                  Doesn't matter whether or not you think it's unfair. My point was it's not the number of extra games that determines that. 1 game or 20 games it makes no difference.

                  1. Wild Rover
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    28 days, 10 hours ago

                    I'm going back to the other place, too many argumentative sods on here 😛

                    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      28 days, 10 hours ago

                      No there isn't.

                      1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        28 days, 9 hours ago

                        Ohhh yes there is..

                      2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        28 days, 9 hours ago

                        Classic sketch 😀

            2. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              28 days, 9 hours ago

              It would be unfair. Aint gunna happen is it.

              Imagine those who have had more important things on their mind than a slow wildcard. People with families or people who have been affected and fpl is last thing on their mind. Why punish them ?

    5. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      There is no end date to GW38 unless they add a 39. When United had a game called off for a bomb scare in GW38 it was rearranged In that same gameweek even though the season was ‘over’.

      1. DeadStar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 11 hours ago

        Yeah but think that was a bit different. It was only one fixture and that fixture was already within that game week. The other issue is that FPL have stated GW38 will have no fixtures so i really don’t know what to think.

        1. GARY AND JAMIE
          • 6 Years
          28 days, 11 hours ago

          Fair point re that United fixture. But my interpretation of that last FPL statement is that players will score zero points in the original GW38 fixtures. Fresh added fixtures may be a different matter.

          For the integrity of the game they need to provide more information on their potential plans e.g if Prem do X we do Y

          1. DeadStar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            28 days, 10 hours ago

            Yeah the big problem is the lack of clarity. I can’t help but feel the brutal truth might be that FPL is simply going to end on the 17th of May.

            1. GARY AND JAMIE
              • 6 Years
              28 days, 10 hours ago

              Easiest exit strategy. Think FPL are secretly hoping Project Restart fails.

            2. Halmari Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              28 days, 9 hours ago

              Why would they let people tinker and gain 1 FT and use it to change your teams if they were planning to end it - with a base of 7 million players - lets say many have 2-3 accounts so lets say 5.5 million people and growing each year - this would as they say be such bad PR.
              If project restart does go through people have indeed spent countless hours on changing and strategising. There are 1000s of mini leagues and also the draft. I say it would be really bad of them to cancel it after GW38 with the fate of so many leagues up in the air which would have to be voided while the premier league actually continues

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

                Letting people continue to tinker and change things means they still get site clicks. Even if they were planning to end it from their point of view they may as well try to squeeze a few more clicks out of people.

                Not saying they are going to end it, but all options are still on the table including just ending it.

              2. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                28 days, 9 hours ago

                Bad PR ?Regardless of how they end it this year they will still get millions next season providing they put it out long enough to advertise it . Not as if they are going to have millions who stop playing out of protest is it.

    6. Poseidon.
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 9 hours ago

      I think it’d be a good way to reward those of us that had the foresight to triple captain Salah in the DGW and also the discipline in keeping our wildcard and bench boost due to the potential for a pandemic and lockdown

  12. Polar_Bear
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    28 days, 13 hours ago

    Vardy to Rashford? (non-virtual FPL)

    1. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      Only once Rashford's return is confirmed.

  13. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    28 days, 13 hours ago

    Kane's yellow flag = Lack of match fitness - 75% chance of playing

    Shouldn't everyone have this flag?

    1. DeadStar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 13 hours ago

      Everyone except Andy Carroll. He obviously won't be fit and available so should be red 🙂

  14. psl
    • 2 Years
    28 days, 12 hours ago

    The IFAB has approved FIFA’s proposal to allow for a maximum of five substitutes to be made per team. However, to avoid disruption to the game, each team will only have three opportunities to make substitutions; substitutions may also be made at half-time.

    That's going to be a nightmare for FPL.

    1. I hate Moreno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      Hearing 59 mins has been earmarked as one of those opportunities.

    2. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      What would happen if a player got injured outside of these allocated times and the team still had subs remaining?

      If a sub would be allowed, them I'm pretty sure teams would fake injuries to do tactical substitutions outside of the allocated times.

      1. DeadStar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        I read the first post as three opportunities. Not exactly specific set times. So as long as the team hasn’t reached their limit of 3 opportunities they can make the sub.

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 9 Years
          28 days, 11 hours ago

          Ah understood. But then you're looking at 6 potential opportunities across two teams, which wastes a lot of time too.

          1. BNMC
            28 days, 11 hours ago

            Isn't that we have now though? Each team can make 3 subs each at any given time, for a maximum of 6 opportunities.

      2. GARY AND JAMIE
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 11 hours ago

        How can you think such a thing 🙂

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 9 Years
          28 days, 11 hours ago

          I'd be lying if I said I wasn't thinking of Mourinho while typing that 😛

    3. la boneza
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      Makes sense if you're cramming 8+ games into 5ish weeks.. 2 double subs and an extra for last minutes safety still gives everyone +1 resting substitution per game without added risk

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        Yep - good call to limit it to three "opportunities" as well to try limit the stoppage time

        Means managers still need to be careful about when they use that all important third "opportunity" in case players get injured afterwards

        Pep will love this more than anyone I'd imagine, the manically tinkering rascal that he is

    4. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      Wouldn't surprise me if this ends up being so popular it becomes a permanent rule.

    5. The Mandalorian
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Typical Fifa the big clubs with strong benches will have a competitive advantage over the smaller clubs.

  15. Feanor
    • 10 Years
    28 days, 12 hours ago

    The K-League match is up on youtube. The empty stadium reminds me of PES5, which was my favorite ProEvo.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Rh4rKCykmM

    1. Poseidon.
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 11 hours ago

      For anyone looking to adopt a side - Jeonbuk have won 5 of the last 6 titles!

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

      PES5 was a decent version alright.

      I also loved the original 1st and 2nd renditions of the game where if you mastered those Roberto Carlos free kicks then it was pure gaming satisfaction.

      The 2008 version was also standout in the series and out of all PES game i have probably played that one the most.

      The new one is also great but i don't play it as much as i did before as i like to play people in the flesh rather than online but there has been little opportunity to do that this year unfortunately. 🙁

  16. BNMC
    28 days, 11 hours ago

    Hey TopMarx, I'm not sure if you saw my comment the other day about calculating conversion rates for teams, but maybe that's something you could add if you're indeed continuing on Neale's attack sheets.

    1. TopMarx - H2H L4 D5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Yes, I'll think about this, good idea.

  17. ragnarlookbrood
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 8 hours ago

    arranged friendly

    bournemouth - man united 2-2
    2 x callum wilson goal, assists fraser, stanislas

    1x greenwood, 1x rasford, assist fernandes

    rashford substituted by Fred min 63
    penalty man united min 65, missed by fernandes (martial on the field for 90 min)
    bonus: 3 callum wilson 2stanisles 1 rashford

  18. wayne50
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    28 days, 8 hours ago

    Ragabolly - I have noticed that Davies of Everton has got 7 yellow cards but has not yet been suspended in any of the game weeks. Do yellow cards carry future suspensions. Really enjoying Virtual FPL.

    1. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Haven't implemented suspensions from yellow cards accumulation but I should have. Maybe next time we run vFPL, I will!

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

    Just want to mention that Virtual FPL will have two cups, and the first one starts on Sunday!

    All teams registered before this coming deadline will qualify for the cup, and will be able to see their round 1 opponent right after the deadline on Saturday. Each cup has 12 rounds, and there will be an added tab on the website where you can check your cup progress & opponents.

    I think adding cup competitions was the last urgent thing on my list, and so I will hopefully take a break from the game development for some time. Thanks for the support!

    1. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      So 1st cup: GW15-26, 2nd cup: GW27-38.

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 7 hours ago

      I'm glad to it starts on a Sunday I'm averaging 91.75 points on the 4 GW that finished on that day, compared to 62.44 on the other 9 GW's. Enjoy your break.

      1. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 7 hours ago

        This percentages could swap with cup matches. 😉

        1. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          28 days, 7 hours ago

          Quite possibly I'm Salah less at home to Norwich.

    3. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 7 hours ago

      You're spoiling us Ragabolly.

      I hope people on here,playing and enjoying your vFPL, have all donated a few pounds by pressing the Donate button on your menu bar.

      It's one of the best ways to show appreciation of all your fantastic efforts which are keeping us sane during Lockdown without FPL.

      1. GARY AND JAMIE
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 7 hours ago

        ...or confirming insanity 🙂

        Just a joke and I echo the comments on the quality of the site in both live and virtual formats.

      2. Ragabolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        28 days, 6 hours ago

        Cheers all, I am glad it's been fun 🙂 Hopefully the cup will add more excitement too

    4. wayne50
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 10 hours ago

      Great idea the Virtual Cup. I am thinking of using my Triple Captain chip on Salah for GW15 so this may help me in the Virtual Cup.

  20. ragnarlookbrood
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 8 hours ago

    nice thx man

  21. Freddiebell
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 7 hours ago

    Does anyone really think the premiership will play all of they're reminder of games this season?. If this happens I see plenty of injuries next season.

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 7 hours ago

      I think we will finish this season at some point, but I don't think we will get through next season without the PL being effected by the Coronavirus again, which should give them time to rest.

      1. GARY AND JAMIE
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 7 hours ago

        Hopefully our towels will be on the sunloungers soon if not first.

  22. GARY AND JAMIE
    • 6 Years
    28 days, 7 hours ago

    Just did Auba/Sarr to KDB/Wood in non-virtual FPL. Bit of cash left over for a second keeper. All eyes on Monday now, the last real hope of any more info before GW38 deadline.

  23. Paulie Walnuts
    • 4 Years
    28 days, 7 hours ago

    Should we be looking at CB's only for defence with all this 5 subs bidness?

  24. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    28 days, 6 hours ago

    Is it just my computer but every time I click a comment on the comments tab , the site takes me to the comment and immediately jumps to the top of the website.

    1. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 6 hours ago

      Hmm me too, was wondering if I was the only one. Will mention to tech.

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

        Thanks

    2. DeadStar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 6 hours ago

      Me too! Jumps straight to top on every refresh!

      1. DeadStar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 6 hours ago

        Even posting this comment took me straight to top of page after 🙂

  25. in sane in de bruyne
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 6 hours ago

    What do you think of this team? Any possible way to improve it?

    Krul McCarthy
    TAA Doherty Cahill Taylor Lascelles
    Salah KDB Fernandes Mount Sarr
    Vardy Rashford Jimenez

  26. superstars
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    28 days, 5 hours ago

    the keepers. great front 8 , i would prefer grealish to both mount and sarr

    1. superstars
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 5 hours ago

      reply to in sane de bryne above
      sorry

  27. BIGPHATAIRYARSE
    • 9 Years
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    Virtual WC - Any recommendations?

    Button Brighton 3.9
    Fabianski West Ham 4.9
    Saïss Wolves 4.6
    Aurier Spurs 5.0
    Alonso Chelsea 6.1
    Egan Sheffield Utd 4.6
    Lascelles Newcastle 4.3
    De Bruyne Man City 10.6
    Zaha Crystal Palace 6.8
    Traoré Wolves 5.7
    Hayden Newcastle 4.3
    Fernandes Man Utd 8.5
    Rashford Man Utd 8.8
    Kane Spurs 10.8
    Aubameyang Arsenal 11.1