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Six positive coronavirus tests across three Premier League clubs

Six individuals across three Premier League clubs have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) amid plans to resume the competition in June.

Part of Project Restart’s preparation procedure has been to conduct mass testing on all those involved, which started on Sunday, May 17.

On Tuesday afternoon it was announced that 748 players and club staff had been tested on Sunday and Monday, with six of these tests coming back positive.

The unnamed players and/or staff, who hail from three different top-flight clubs, will now self-isolate for a period of seven days.

The testing is expected to continue in the coming days and it does appear that those who test positive will be kept anonymous for the time being.

The news came as preparations to resume the Premier League ramped up this week, especially in regard to training.

Squads were free to start non-contact training from Tuesday onwards, although most will begin their small group sessions on Wednesday.

However, there is still not full unanimity on best practice for training across all Premier League players.

On Tuesday, Watford captain Troy Deeney (£6.2m) would not return to training this week for fears over his family’s health amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The striker’s young son is classed as a vulnerable individual to the virus.

“We’re due back in (training) this week, I’ve said I’m not going in. It only takes one person to get infected within the group and I don’t want to be bringing that home. My son is only five months old, he had breathing difficulties, so I don’t want to come home to put him in more danger.” – Troy Deeney

The Premier League has been suspended since March 13 because of a COVID-19 outbreak in the United Kingdom. The competition still has 92 fixtures left to fulfil, with a June restart date still believed to be the target for league officials.

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  1. Rotation's Alter Ego
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 8 Years
    18 days, 3 hours ago

    Some added information from local media sources for anyone curious.

    This round of testing covered 19/20 of the PL clubs. Norwich did their testing today so will be included in the next update on Saturday (Testing occurs twice a week).

    The PL will not comment on which were the 3 clubs with positive tests, all I've gathered is Wolves, West Ham, Bournemouth and Man United seem to have received the all clear.

    In the first round of testing:

    PL - 6 positives from 748 tests
    Germany - 10 positives from 1724
    Spain - 5 positives from top 2 leagues.

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      18 days, 3 hours ago

      Assuming FPL returns, I wonder whether we'll find out covid test results prior to the deadline?

      I would hope all test results are revealed the day before the first game of the gameweek.

      1. Rotation's Alter Ego
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        18 days, 3 hours ago

        Wouldn't help - which teams / players that test positive won't be made public. Would be relying on presser news and we all know how that goes 😉

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 9 Years
          18 days, 2 hours ago

          I'm not sure I understand the logic in keeping it private once the PL resumes seeing as we'll know which players are missing out on line ups are announced.

          I do understand why they've kept the current results private, seeing as there's no immediate games.

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

            I don't think it would be private per se, but they might not release names in any sort of official way.

            1. Berbinho's Forehead
              • 9 Years
              18 days, 2 hours ago

              Probably. It's a bit frustrating from a FPL perceptive.

              All eyes on coach arrivals, hotel check-ins etc then 😆

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

                That's the FPL we know and love 😀

          2. Ógie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            18 days, 1 hour ago

            Everyone has a right to privacy especially when it comes to medical matters tbf.

            These people and their family's have enough to be dealing with without having their names splattered all over every tabloid out there.

            1. Berbinho's Forehead
              • 9 Years
              18 days, 1 hour ago

              Absolutely agree.

              It's just that once the season resumes and players miss out, we'll know why and it'll make headlines anyway.

    2. Rhinos
      • 6 Years
      18 days, 1 hour ago

      Doing whatever it takes to protect your family is the ultimate embodiment of manning up not that I'd expect a child to understand

  2. El Presidente
      18 days, 2 hours ago

      The numbers are staggeringly low for infected in % of total tests. Its less than 1% in all measure.

      If we take the average % of healthy people under 40 getting serious problems after infected - which is close to ZERO! - and apply it to already near zero rate of infection on these teams I think the probability of someone being affected is less than the probability Norwich has of winning the league.

      #projectrestart
      #manup

      1. BNMC
          18 days, 2 hours ago

          One infection at a team would bring the whole squad into further scrutiny.

          1. Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            18 days, 1 hour ago

            They haven't even gone near each other and when the season starts there will be strict testing before and after games.

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

              Testing isn't 100% accurate. It also won't give a positive for someone who is about to come down with the virus but hasn't yet. It also doesn't show who has it on the outside via skin, clothes etc and they then go on to touch each other up in the box.

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

          Yes but it's also about the players passing the virus onto other people in their families who could be more at risk. Totally understand how Troy Deeney feels.

        • DonDaggen786
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          17 days, 22 hours ago

          The issue is that the illness could get passed on to people that are more vulnerable.

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

        For Virtual FPL geeks, I've added a Virtual Expected Goals sheet to the Attack Counter spreadsheet https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1i3MnjNtqv0nwMUkgC-m6iYkQhuFDGaC6zsNkCgmaoF0/edit#gid=1600858367

        You can sort teams on the VxG sheet, you will need to make a copy first.

        1. BNMC
            18 days, 2 hours ago

            Fancy! Just curious, what went into the calculation?

            1. TopMarx - H2H L4 D5
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              18 days, 1 hour ago

              Well to start with it's not really xG: it doesn't measure chance quality.

              It tries to work out how many goals you would expect a team to score based on the fixture difficulty, and how many goals their opponents are likely to let in.

              So for instance, if Man City are playing Norwich away. That's a green fixture for City and a red fixture for Norwich.

              On average, how many goals do City score in green fixtures? And how many do Norwich concede in red ones?

              Add together those two averages and divide by 2.

              That gives you how many goals you would expect City to score against Norwich away.

              You can work that out for each fixture. Then you can look backwards and see how accurate it was. Turns out City always score more virtual goals than you would expect.

              It's also worth noting that because it's based on averages, and averages change as more matches are played, VxG should improve with time.

              1. Lindelol
                • 1 Year
                17 days, 10 hours ago

                Seems great

          • Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            18 days, 1 hour ago

            Great work TopMarx.

            1. Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              18 days, 1 hour ago

              Convinced me to bring in Alonso and Sane and drop Auba.

              1. TopMarx - H2H L4 D5
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                18 days, 1 hour ago

                Got the same two players in on my WC! Good luck to us both 😀

        2. BuYaKasha
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          18 days, 1 hour ago

          vFPL
          Salah or Mane?

          1. BNMC
              18 days, 1 hour ago

              If you don't have either, it depends where you are in the ranks. Salah is safer and will likely be captained by most, whereas Mane seems to have a slightly higher ceiling but isn't as consistent as Salah.

              If you already have one, there's no point wasting a free transfer to swap to the other.

              1. BuYaKasha
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                18 days, 1 hour ago

                On WC
                Can't decide, doing my head in

            • Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              18 days, 1 hour ago

              either

              1. BuYaKasha
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                18 days, 1 hour ago

                Great show steve-o, waiting for tonight

            • Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              18 days, 1 hour ago

              In the recent simulations I've run, Mané. For ownership concerns, Salah.

            • Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              18 days, 1 hour ago

              Get both

            • BuYaKasha
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              18 days, 1 hour ago

              Pope (Button)
              TAA, Egan, Holgate (Basham, Simpson)
              Salah (c), DeBruyne, Sane, Fernandes, Mount
              DCL, Jimenez (Greenwood)

              Good luck all!

            • tets mcgee (BSC Small boys-…
              • 4 Years
              17 days, 11 hours ago

              mane will do better for a while then salah. see my friendly results below.

          2. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            18 days, 1 hour ago

            Captain Trent or Salah?

            1. Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              18 days, 1 hour ago

              Trent a risk, I have him as vice, gone for Salah.

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                18 days, 1 hour ago

                It's what I have currently. Neither fared fantastically in my simulations.

                1. Wolves Ay We
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  18 days, 1 hour ago

                  The latest from the virtual Liverpool Echo is Salah is feeling great and firing for a hat-trick.

            2. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              18 days, 1 hour ago

              Salah safety. Trent for possible explosiveness

          3. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            18 days, 1 hour ago

            If you're interested, we'll be covering the Vfpl games live here, all a bit of fun

            https://youtu.be/015yyUtW5ac

            1. BNMC
                18 days, 1 hour ago

                Nice idea, I need to resist the urge to click the "jump to full-time" button and actually watch the games.

              • Little Red Lacazette
                • 3 Years
                18 days, 1 hour ago

                Thanks for this.

              • Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                18 days, 1 hour ago

                I watched a bit of your recent stream. It was actually very funny at times. Loved the Boly injury.

                If anyone is otherwise bored, recommend giving this a watch!

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

              6 positives from 748 tests. Are those encouraging numbers?

              1. Wolves Ay We
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                18 days, 1 hour ago

                16 teams have no positives. The 6 positives came form 3 teams. The players concerned should be questioned about their Social Distancing, one could be Walker. 😀 😉

                1. Ógie
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  18 days, 1 hour ago

                  Since when is it a crime to contract the virus?

              2. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                18 days, 1 hour ago

                Just going from a quick Google

                UK Confirmed Cases: 249k
                UK Populations; 66 million
                % of population infected: ~0.3%

                PL Players Confirmed Cases: 6
                PL Players Tested: 748
                % of population infected: ~0.8%

                Not everyone in the UK has been tested, so that number is surely higher. And this is just the reported figures, so take it with a pinch of salt.

                It's hard to learn much from these numbers, especially since one is such a small size.

                1. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  18 days, 1 hour ago

                  (And might I add with only my mid-level analytical skills, and zero expertise in transposing the data sets!)

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

                  Interesting, thanks.

            3. Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              18 days, 1 hour ago

              Virtual PENS DOWN!

            4. Little Red Lacazette
              • 3 Years
              18 days, 1 hour ago

              Salah TC. Can't do worse than my Mane TC in real FPL.

            5. Amey
              • 1 Year
              18 days, 43 mins ago

              This is pathetic IMHO !!

              Football & Money over safety of players & staff ???

              Just shut it down until vaccine is available. It's a contact sport. Celebrating without high fives and hugs won't solve the issue.

              1. Berbinho's Forehead
                • 9 Years
                17 days, 22 hours ago

                While I agree that football shouldn't return in June, I don't agree that we should wait until a vaccine.

                Most, if not all clubs would go bust by then.

                Just like every other business, football will have to find a way to move to a new version of normal.

                It's worth noting that all 20 clubs unanimously agreed to commence small group training from today. So while some figures are going public with their desire to halt the season, the votes from the top suggest otherwise.

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  17 days, 22 hours ago

                  I just hope all stay fit N fine.

                  I can stay without watching football till everything is fine again myself. But it's about money involved so you're right.

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  17 days, 22 hours ago

                  Yep.
                  Even if we can get something effective we can do i guess.

                  Main problem is it's a contact sport unlike cricket etc.so .....

              2. Top Mark.S
                • 3 Years
                17 days, 22 hours ago

                So no football for anywhere between 1 year and never. Great solution

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  17 days, 22 hours ago

                  It's not a solution.
                  It's a precaution type thing.

                  Maybe i am overreacting, but if some players get Corona because of playing games right now, I'd find it ridiculous & hypocritical

                  1. Top Mark.S
                    • 3 Years
                    17 days, 22 hours ago

                    Right but then you have to consider the alternative.

                    If we wait 3 months. Nothing changes. 6 months. Nothing. A year probably nothing. 5 years could still be no change. If you are willing to accept football with corona ever. Then you are being hypocritical.

                    But if you double down on football without corona no matter what. Well. Ok then. Just be sure you know what you are advocating for

                    1. Amey
                      • 1 Year
                      17 days, 22 hours ago

                      Undwr current circumstances over the world, when people who should get attention aren't getting it.

                      When the situation calms down, the vaccine / some medicine is available hell,start everything !!

                      I am not advocating anything I am astounded by the article heading so just expressed my emotions

                      1. Top Mark.S
                        • 3 Years
                        17 days, 22 hours ago

                        I am south African. We have the highest HIV rate in the world and one of the severest lockdown restrictions worldwide. Schools are back in june. Life has to move on man. This thing is not going away anytime soon. Infortunately

                        1. Amey
                          • 1 Year
                          17 days, 21 hours ago

                          Bro, trust me.
                          This is the most disgusting thing i guess we all have faced in our lifetimes. HIV thankfully didn't spread virally 🙁

                          Fine, i am not arguing just amazed at some things around us.

                          Stay safe and take care mate !!

                          1. Top Mark.S
                            • 3 Years
                            17 days, 14 hours ago

                            Amey i appreciate your balanced approach to this dialogue. Tone is difficult to read so I will try and soften mine.

                            I only mention HIV because its immune deficiency makes the coronavirus an amplified nightmare for literally millions of south africans hence the frankly ridiculous lockdown restrictions we have rightly been under. My wife and i have only left the house to buy groceries since mid march with a 2year old and 4 year old needing constant stimulating. Our economy was bad before lockdown. Almost no one is back at work. My gardener got fined R10000 for cutting my lawn which was an act of desperation on his part because he like many cant eat. We were only allowed to start exercising outside two weeks ago between 6 and 9 in the morning. Most of the people i know have had salary cuts or lost full salaries.

                            The fact that we are sending our kids back t school in ten days is bloody ridiculous but a sign of people coming to terms with the fact that we have to figure out how to live with this virus at least for 18 months that includes risking ourselves at work and school.

                            If South Africa is taking that risk after what we have been through the last 2 months then i think we are all about to start thinking about this thing very differently.

                            I realise as i write this that i am venting. Not at you. Just at the situation. But we have to move on.

                            1. Amey
                              • 1 Year
                              17 days, 13 hours ago

                              I completely understand the situation. As i said in a reply below to EF, i am from India. I can tell you there are millions of people here who are starving for food because they are dependent upon daily earnings.
                              Small industries started running here with 30/40% of normal staff with strict rules of social distancing.

                              My only expression in my original post was "there are 6 positive tested people. Which can be more with asymptomatic thing too. So is Football that necessary"

                              But i agree that we can't sit down and wait till most of us die starving. Balanced approach is needed ...

                              1. Top Mark.S
                                • 3 Years
                                17 days, 13 hours ago

                                the 6 includes asyptomatic.

                                at least one of those 6 is confirmed asymtomatic and everyone gets tested.

                                Football is not necessary. But i dont agree with the brigade who clearly have an agenda around this season and then want to start a new season in August under the exact same conditions. that is farcical and there are many of those clowns especially on here and i dont think you are one of them although many of them support your team and would love to have corona rob us under the pretense of caring about health.

                                I actually have no problem with football NOT starting again until a vaccine is found and i respect anyone who legitamitely holds that position. I know this likely means football starts from scratch possibly when i am an old man and looks completely different. I am ok with that.

                                But if you are hoping we get a proper season starting in august so that your team can win something then stop pretending you care about safety. Its not safe now and it wont be safe then.

                                If you are ok with the risks later then you have to be ok with them now.

                                1. Amey
                                  • 1 Year
                                  17 days, 13 hours ago

                                  If by any chance you think i think PL season should be abandoned, i think you've got me wrong.
                                  It can come like that since I am a United fan. I believe Pool deserve PL this season.

                                  If it was in my hand, I'd start THIS season when vaccine is available OR we are well equipped to deal with an outbreak on mass level after lifting the lockdown rules.

                                2. Top Mark.S
                                  • 3 Years
                                  17 days, 13 hours ago

                                  i pegged you there because i summize that you are a reasonable person. You don't have to look far on here to find someone who finds football returning now appalling but also thinking we can start in august when everyone understands the restrictions and so on blah blah blah

                                  It is a pathetic pretense at concern for health

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

                    To be fair you could say the same about most work places. Football is far from essential, but neither are hairdressers, car washes, restaurants etc, but all these will be coming back too. It's crap but I can see why they are trying to get some kind of normality back.

                    1. Amey
                      • 1 Year
                      17 days, 21 hours ago

                      I get it where it's related to small industries/work places where many people who have to earn food daily to eat. (Daily wager's is a huge issue in India atm. They are so troubled and we can't feed them all sadly)

                      But in your country though that scheme I don't remember name, staff salaries are made available.

                      Footballers earn enough so no issued there. Small clubs can get bankrupt i agree but that's the cons of money minded football world right now. Top flight clubs can survive without TV money for time being ( i guess)

                      My thinking is unless and until it is a MUST that you should work, it should be avoided right now.

                      We are risking lives of people here.

                      I hope i made myself clear now, Sir 🙂

                      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        17 days, 21 hours ago

                        Yeah you're making sense.
                        Some of the Premier League clubs are pretty small and would soon be ruined without the TV money. There's no way the likes of Brighton will survive for long without TV money.

                        And the money from the Government (furloughing) can't go on forever. It will only end up being the public who have to pay it all back in the end.

                        1. Amey
                          • 1 Year
                          17 days, 21 hours ago

                          You're right. We can't stop the wheels of economy forever. Maybe we'll have to learn living with the virus.
                          It's a scary thought though.

                          Actually the city in which i stay here in India, is a medium size one. Many shops and other things are open now. So people have started to learn to live with it now ...

                          Who would have thought this might be the case !!

                          Take care Mate.

                          1. DOG GOD IT - KEANE 15
                            • 6 Years
                            17 days, 13 hours ago

                            For football, it's not just about the footballers themselves, the top ones obviously earn fantastic money.

                            What about the younger professional players who can barely scrape by? (Refer to the ATP - in tennis, they have already identified that those professionals out of the top 100 are struggling to make ends meet).

                            And how about the support staff who work for the clubs - at the stadium, doing the marketing, admin work etc? They surely need their salaries to survive too ... handouts from the government, if any, can only last so long surely.

                            The whole world will slowly have to re-open their businesses (and the EPL is a business also), taking into consideration all the safety factors required.

                            There will be risks of course, but then you could also argue that every day there is a risk something bad may happen anyway, even by staying at home.

                            1. Amey
                              • 1 Year
                              17 days, 13 hours ago

                              It should be a balanced approach.
                              After all it's a tradeoff between Economy (matter of food for many too) and safety of people.

                              Since the whole world is in lockdown we can control the outbreak. But, if we face a sudden wave of more patients, at least we (the whole world) should be prepared for it.

                              It's depressing situation tbh. I can't take that much ...

                          2. DOG GOD IT - KEANE 15
                            • 6 Years
                            17 days, 13 hours ago

                            For those like Troy Deeney who has already come out to say he won't play because he values his family's health above money (his 5 month old son has breathing issues), fair play to him. I would do the same if i could as well.

                            But what about those who have no money and therefore need to work to put food on the table, but at the same time they also have family members in the higher risk groups? A difficult choice right? But one needs to survive first, hence they will have to work i guess to earn a living.

                            Basically, take all personal precautions as far as possible

                            1. Amey
                              • 1 Year
                              17 days, 13 hours ago

                              You're absolutely right.
                              As i said above, unless it is a MUST we should think "is it that necessary" ??

                              I personally think that until the furlouging thing in the developed countries can go on people should stay home as long as possible.
                              Once it's over its out of our hands ...

                              1. Tinkermania
                                  17 days, 12 hours ago

                                  @Amey, you mean until the furlough money pot has run out?

              3. Jordan.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                18 days, 42 mins ago

                rashford to martial run ouy of patience with crapsford and of course martial out for 6 weeks

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  18 days, 38 mins ago

                  Oooof

                2. Legomané
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 2 Years
                  18 days, 8 mins ago

                  vRashford returns have just been unbelievably poor lately.

                  1. Ógie
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    17 days, 23 hours ago

                    Yeah, he has been brutal of late.

                    Next two fixtures are nice though so it is a good chance for him to find his virtual rhythm again.

                    Might even be a good differential captain as this bad form can't last forever.

                3. kopite65
                  • 5 Years
                  17 days, 23 hours ago

                  Sane here
                  Rashford does well in the games /friendlies I don’t have him
                  As soon as I have him, like now, nothing
                  Pogba been sane for me to

                4. Nomar
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  17 days, 22 hours ago

                  Got Martial after his hattrick.

                  Predictably, non goals since and now out for 6 months.

                  Auba stinking up my team too. Hefty price tag for naff all of late.

              4. Brimble82
                • 1 Year
                18 days, 12 mins ago

                Hands up who has Hayden as 3rd sub!!!

                1. Legomané
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 2 Years
                  18 days, 9 mins ago

                  Sold on WC :gulp:

                2. BNMC
                    18 days, 1 min ago

                    Jason from EliteFPL stream has him as second sub!

                  • Hazz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    17 days, 23 hours ago

                    2nd on bench. Would never start him so not too gutted!

                    1. Brimble82
                      • 1 Year
                      17 days, 23 hours ago

                      Yeah, 3rd on mine - but for good reason.
                      Just stings seeing your top scoring player sat there going to waste!

                  • The Mandalorian
                    • 7 Years
                    17 days, 23 hours ago

                    Sold

                    1. Brimble82
                      • 1 Year
                      17 days, 22 hours ago

                      I just promoted him for next week... to 1st sub!

                  • Gentle_Turks
                    • 2 Years
                    17 days, 22 hours ago

                    1st sub.

                    1. Gentle_Turks
                      • 2 Years
                      17 days, 22 hours ago

                      Had a feeling about him versus that depleted Spurs defence, but feeling wasn't strong enough to start him.

                      1. Brimble82
                        • 1 Year
                        17 days, 22 hours ago

                        Sooooo close!

                3. BNMC
                    17 days, 23 hours ago

                    I'm fancying a cheeky Moura one-week punt then a GW22 WC, to combat the fixture swings.

                  • liner
                    • 3 Years
                    17 days, 23 hours ago

                    I cant make transfers. Said that fpl season is over, come next year? Didnt go to my team for so long and now i find out that i cant make transfers. Can see that some people still does it. Is there any reason for that?

                      1. liner
                        • 3 Years
                        17 days, 23 hours ago

                        Ah, thanks. Make sense all that. Hope this season continues

                  • The Mandalorian
                    • 7 Years
                    17 days, 23 hours ago

                    KDB Martial to Son Moura

                    Then DCL to Vardy in a few GWs

                    Need to freshen up

                    1. Nomar
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      17 days, 22 hours ago

                      KdB, Alonso, Martial, Auba. All expensive wasters in my team right now.

                      Alonso does not cover TAA, I have learned this at great cost. Only thing he’s been collecting lately is yellow cards.

                      Auba seems like a colossal waste of money considering what he does to my budget and has barred me getting TAA. Sorry, but TAA is more valuable than Auba in this game.

                      KdB seems to be getting outscored by Raz now. Sane looks a cheaper option.

                      Martial, well, thanks for nothing. Glad to get rid, will probably stay away from Man Utd players for now.

                      1. The Mandalorian
                        • 7 Years
                        17 days, 20 hours ago

                        TAA I have changed my team on a WC and it now looks worse 🙂

                  • HollywoodXI
                    • 5 Years
                    17 days, 22 hours ago

                    Unsubtle brag alert. I’m 13th in the world on virtual FPL. Nosebleed territory! Turns out I’m better at the virtual version of this game 🙂

                    1. Ragabolly
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      17 days, 22 hours ago

                      Well done 😀

                      1. HollywoodXI
                        • 5 Years
                        17 days, 22 hours ago

                        Great game! 🙂

                    2. GreennRed
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      17 days, 22 hours ago

                      Nice one. Keep her lit.

                    3. Nomar
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      17 days, 22 hours ago

                      Well done.

                      Nothing works for me in vFPL so I tip my hat to you, fella.

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

                      Well done.

                      What was your rank in FPL?

                      1. HollywoodXI
                        • 5 Years
                        17 days, 22 hours ago

                        Pants this season. 250k when the game stopped.

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

                          Well you're probably beating me. 😀

                    5. Amey
                      • 1 Year
                      17 days, 22 hours ago

                      Awesome

                    6. Little Red Lacazette
                      • 3 Years
                      17 days, 22 hours ago

                      Good job.

                  • diesel001
                    • 3 Years
                    17 days, 22 hours ago

                    Wikipedia on it:

                    "Ian Simon Woan (born 14 December 1967) is an English former footballer and current assistant manager at Burnley and Covid-19 sufferer."

                    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Woan

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

                      Fair play to User 79.71.89.3 for informing Wikipedia readers that the man has COVID19. Just in case they confuse him with another Ian Woan at Burnley.....

                  • Rotation's Alter Ego
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 8 Years
                    17 days, 22 hours ago

                    Watford have 3 of the 6 Covid positive tests - 2 staff and 1 player. As a result, a further group of players have decided against training tomorrow.

                    https://twitter.com/David_Ornstein/status/1262848345967661057

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

                      Validates Deeney even more.

                      1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 8 Years
                        17 days, 22 hours ago

                        Won't understand people having a go at the man for trying to protect his son, regardless of opinion. At the very worst it's a matter for the player and club to sort out between themselves, privately - why people feel the need to take to social media to berate him I will never understand.

                        1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                          • 5 Years
                          17 days, 22 hours ago

                          You are surprised people on social media are idiots?

                          1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • Has Moderation Rights
                            • 8 Years
                            17 days, 22 hours ago

                            Not surprised, just don't understand it. Faceless anonymity apparently lets people justify bullying others to themselves.

                      2. Arctic monkeys
                        • 6 Years
                        17 days, 20 hours ago

                        I'm struggling to agree with him, I mean it's risky for them to go out and play but isn't it the case with all the people around the world going out every day risking their lives with way less sanitary measures without even talking about the wages differences.

                        For him and other players to express their fears is normal but I find it weird for people to defend them in a extreme way like they are the only people facing it.

                    2. GreennRed
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      17 days, 22 hours ago

                      Is 7 days the standard quarantine period for anyone who tests positive in the UK?

                      1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 8 Years
                        17 days, 22 hours ago

                        Yep. 7 days if you test positive, 14 if you're in close contact with the individual, but I may be wrong.

                        From the best of my knowledge, other team-mates won't have to quarantine as they've been tested and returned negative results, removing the need for the 14 days.

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

                          It's 14 days here if you test positive, frontline or not and contacts have to isolate at home for 14 days in case they develop symptoms. Thought I misheard the radio when they said the 6 affected will be quarantined for 7 days. Footballers, coaches, club officials should be healthy, bar the positive test. Hopefully they won't develop bad symptoms and be jumping round the garden after the week.

                          1. Ginkapo FPL
                            • 8 Years
                            17 days, 21 hours ago

                            Its only 7 days for the person who tests positive because they have been through the up to 7 day incubation period.

                    3. The Mandalorian
                      • 7 Years
                      17 days, 19 hours ago

                      I don't know why so many people feel sorry for footballers. They live a life of privilege inside their own bubble with very little stress. They don't worry about us having to work all year for less money than they earn in a week. EPL Clubs provide them with everything they need. Deeneys sad face in the media is pathetic.

                      He could easily spend time away from his family in a hotel as a one off. He's club captain and has earned millions and lives a fantastic lifestyle.

                      How many men work away from their families, oil riggers, soldiers, truckers etc. If he was desperate for the money like so many others he'd find a solution and go to work.

                      1. BananaNose Maldonado
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        17 days, 15 hours ago

                        I don’t want to too casually dismiss your point. It has some merit. But please let me know the next time you decide to play Fantasy Oil Riggers.

                        Professional footballers have honed their skills, worked hard to get where they are, and offer a commodity - their talent - consumers are willing to pay to watch. That gives them tremendous leverage that they have every right to use. If I were in his shoes, I’d want to protect the people close to me as well.

                        And how do you know they aren’t stressed? Their kids get sick, they go through divorces, their parents die...all while their performance on the job is scrutinized not just by their boss but by hundreds of millions of people around the world. I’m not asking you to feel sorry for them (and I suspect they, too, aren’t asking you to feel sorry for them), but they live in the opposite of a bubble.

                        1. DOG GOD IT - KEANE 15
                          • 6 Years
                          17 days, 13 hours ago

                          Can we put it this way, that professional footballers' lives is half a bubble and half a glass house?

                          Yes, they have honed their skills, have leverage and therefore entitled. That is correct, we the footie fans put them there. No issue with this.

                          Stress-wise, everybody has stress. Those who earn a lot (top professional footballers for example) probably have one less thing to stress out about. Or maybe they have too much money and get stressed on how to spend/save it?

                          A number of them are fairly young 'kids', and I've seen it happen everywhere not just in sports - those younger (read:less matured) with money and a sense of entitlement seem more prone to do strange things - Kyle Walker and CHO come to mind. IMHO some of these guys are young punks with more guns than brains.

                          As for Troy Deeney, all power to him. If i were in his shoes and i could afford it, i would place family over money too. Whether he gets paid or not is between him and the club to work out. But what about those who need to work to earn money to put food on the table, but yet have family members in higher risk groups?

                          I am an asthma sufferer - if i told my boss i did not want to come to the office, he would partially understand especially if i could do work from home. But there would have to be concessions e.g pay and benefits cuts etc. But if my job required me to be at the office and meet people and i didn't want to do that, i guess i could lose my job. Then i would have to find a job where I feel safe enough and still be able to earn a living to put food on the table for family.

                  • Nomar
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    17 days, 22 hours ago

                    Just ran a friendly.

                    Arsenal 4-1 Watford
                    Auba hattrick Perreyra (Sarr assist)
                    Luiz

                    I guarantee you nothing like this even remotely happens on Thursday.

                    1. tets mcgee (BSC Small boys-…
                      • 4 Years
                      17 days, 21 hours ago

                      I ran 3 liverpool away games.. mane scored in all 3 and got bonus of 3, 3 and 2. if i had him id cap him but gonna punt on auba as dont trust salah this week.

                    2. Hazz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      17 days, 21 hours ago

                      You have a wildcard. If you hate your team so much, use it.

                    3. Poseidon.
                      • 1 Year
                      17 days, 21 hours ago

                      Arsenal winning a match is unrealistic

                  • Witty Pun: Not good at this…
                    • 3 Years
                    17 days, 18 hours ago

                    Hey does anyone know if we have unlimited transfers now in real FPL since the season is over?

                    1. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 10 Years
                      17 days, 17 hours ago

                      No deadline = no transfers.

                  • Mullered in Maenam
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    17 days, 14 hours ago

                    Vfpl question

                    I know this has been asked before but I can't find the answer, I want to play my second WC, do I make all the transfers I want, click yes to confirm what would be say a -24 hit and then once back on the 'My Team' page click on Wildcard and the -24 hit goes away?

                    I've tried to click on WC first and then go to the Transfers page but that didn't seem to work and I don't want to say yes to a -24 if that's not the correct way to do it.

                    Many thanks

                    1. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 10 Years
                      17 days, 13 hours ago

                      Yes or the other way around.

                      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/21834809

                      1. Mullered in Maenam
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        17 days, 13 hours ago

                        Thanks TM, well found.