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Plum fixture for Liverpool as rest of Virtual FPL top six face tougher tests

Our latest round-up of Ragabolly’s Fantasy management game reflects on back-to-back Gameweeks at the weekend and looks ahead to Tuesday’s matches.

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SCOUT NOTES

(The full results from Gameweek 22 and 23 are available via the Virtual FPL fixtures page or the game’s Twitter account.)

NO DOUBLES, MO CRY
→. Of players who have made at least one start, who has the best minutes-per-expected goal involvement average?

It’s now eight games without a double-digit haul for Mohamed Salah (£12.7m).

Sadio Mane (£12.4m) has registered four such returns in the interim, with the Senegalese winger now top of the vFPL form table over the last five Gameweeks.

A bit of perspective is needed, though: Salah has only blanked once in his last eight showings, is joint-top of the goalscorers’ charts, is 43 points clear of Mane in the overall points table and is joint-third in the vFPL form table.

A home match against Southampton is up next; Salah’s last blank at virtual Anfield was in Gameweek 2 against Arsenal.

Liverpool are the only club in the top six who don’t have a ‘red’ fixture in Gameweek 24, too.

HOVE INTO VIEW

The most in-form team from a defensive perspective right now are, surprisingly, Brighton and Hove Albion.

The Seagulls have kept a remarkable five clean sheets in their last six matches, conceding just once over that time.

While the ultimate test of free-scoring Liverpool awaits in Gameweek 25, Albion still have some appealing matches against Burnley, Aston Villa, Newcastle United and Norwich City (albeit only one of which is at home) before their unfavourable fixture swing in Gameweek 30.

Adam Webster (£4.4m) is the biggest attacking threat in the Brighton backline and indeed picked up an assist in Gameweek 23 but has been benched in three of the last six matches, so carries a rotation risk.

Goalkeeper Mathew Ryan (£4.7m) and the ever-present Dan Burn (£4.5m) look the securest routes into the Brighton defence, although are seemingly less likely to pick up bonus points based on what we have seen so far this season.

KICK IN THE BALDOCKS

Sheffield United kept their seventh clean sheet of the season in a 1-0 win over Aston Villa on Sunday, which was also their sixth shut-out at home.

Missing out on the points however was George Baldock (£5.1m), the fifth-most-owned defender in Virtual FPL.

The wing-back was (presumably) benched for the first time this season, failing to even appear as a substitute as teammates Chris Basham (£4.6m), Jack O’Connell (£4.7m) and Enda Stevens (£5.1m) supplemented their clean sheets with bonus points.

Ragabolly has previously mentioned that he has developed the game so that players can miss the odd game through an undeclared illness or unspecified reason, so it may be that Baldock will return to the starting XI on Tuesday and beyond.

MAN OF TODD

Teemu Pukki‘s (£6.5m) credentials we bigged up on Friday ahead of Norwich City’s fixture swing in Gameweek 23.

Enjoying a similarly good run of form is teammate Todd Cantwell (£4.8m), who has scored three games running.

The budget midfielder has been involved in the same number of attacks (24) as Pukki over the last four Gameweeks and has started 16 of the Canaries’ last 17 fixtures.

A season-wide conversion rate of 6% (Pukki’s is 11%) suggests we can’t expect fireworks from Cantwell on a weekly basis but in West Ham and Bournemouth, Norwich’s next opponents, the cut-price asset is at least facing two defences who will give him ample chance to extend that scoring sequence.

TOFFEES UNSTUCK?
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Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£6.4m) blanked on Sunday but an excellent run of form had seen him plunder 11 attacking returns in the 10 Gameweeks before that point.

Everton are about to embark on a sequence of five fixtures against sides who are all in the top six, so a number of Calvert-Lewin’s owners may be considering moving him on ahead of Tuesday’s deadline – perhaps to someone like Pukki, who has an altogether more favourable run of games.

While fixture difficulty is relevant when it comes to goals scored, it should be said that Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers, three of Everton’s next four opponents, sit in the bottom eight for clean sheets in this simulated season.

Wolves and Spurs indeed are in the bottom seven for goals conceded, too, with only Norwich having shipped more than the Lilywhites.

EMBARRASSING RASH
A rare home blank for Rashford as United struggle again against also-rans

It’s now eight blanks in a row for Marcus Rashford (£8.8m) following another disappointing two games for the Manchester United striker at the weekend.

The forward has been involved in 49 attacks without success during that time, so, even though form is a huge part of Ragabolly’s game, it’s hard to believe that a return isn’t surely imminent.

Rashford had a conversion rate of 13% before this barren run, with that figure now levelling off at 9% – a similar figure that Raul Jimenez (£8.1m) and Jamie Vardy (£9.6m) boast in the same price bracket.

A home match against a porous Wolves side offers some hope but with so many cheaper options offering superior form and fixtures at present, his popularity is likely to dwindle further.


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 23 and can be viewed here.

The interactive player stats spreadsheet has also been refreshed after the latest round of 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

A cluster of players will be available again on Tuesday, although few will likely be of interest to Virtual FPL managers.

Bukayo Saka (£4.6m), Kenny McLean (£4.8m), Cuco Martina (£4.0m), Jan Vertonghen (£5.2m), James Tarkowski (£5.1m), Daniel Podence (£5.1m), Harry Maguire (£5.3m), Neil Taylor (£4.2m) and David Silva (£7.3m) all return from injury, while Harry Wilson (£5.8m) is back from a three-match ban and James Tomkins (£5.0m) will return after being dismissed for two yellow cards on Saturday.

Christoph Zimmermann (£4.4m), Morgan Schneiderlin (£4.4m), Lewis Cook (£5.0m), Lucas Torreira (£4.7m), Nicolas Pepe (£9.2m), Moritz Leitner (£4.3m), Jesse Lingard (£6.3m), Javier Manquillo (£4.3m) and Andriy Yarmolenko (£5.2m) all picked up fresh injuries over the weekend, with full details of their absences in the table above.

Mesut Ozil (£7.2m) was sent off for Arsenal on Sunday and will sit out Tuesday’s match, meanwhile.

Valentino Lazaro (£5.4m), Isaac Hayden (£4.3m) and Richarlison (£8.3m) all saw red in the same match on Saturday, with each having two matches of their three-game bans still to go.

RANKINGS

Fábio Borges has extended his lead to 40 points in the overall standings and in our Fantasy Football Scout mini-league, with Joe Gunbie moving up to second on Saturday and staying there after Gameweek 23.

The Christians and Venker were new entries into the top ten in the table above.

Greyhead returned to the summit of his Great and the Good league after a well-played Bench Boost in Gameweek 23, while TopMarx has consolidated his position at the top of the Mods and Cons league.

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

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147 Comments Post a Comment
  1. mad_beer ✅
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Good Tuesday morning all!

  2. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    A good alternative for FPL when the gameweeks kick off again, if possible, to help give those with their WC that slight advantage (which is fair) is to give every player 1FT for every GW missed? So was it 9 GW’s? So everyone starts with 9FT’s. It’s essentially a small WC, but atleast those that still have theirs have the advantage of using it later on in the calender.

    Does anyone think something along these lines could work? Would it be fair?

    1. ebb2sparky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I assume you could only roll 2 to the next GW though? If the first GW is a double I'd take that since could build for double with 9 FTs and still play BB then could use my WC the next week to fix the mess.

      It won't happen though.

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Possibly, but wonder whether the 7 or 8 million individual FT count calculations & additions might put them off though

      A Free extra Wildcard, but also allowing those who kept their original WC to hold onto it probably easier to implement & still allows those who kept it to make use of it rather than having to burn/waste it

    3. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      You are supposed to manage your FPL team like a Tamagotchi until the game ends...that is a big part of the game to me. That involves checking the FPL site at least every few days for updates and to read and understand any new rules. Of course these are highly exceptional circumstances but in terms of the game it is only about meeting deadlines. Transfers were always available. I would have sympathy on those that may have lost internet access for reasons relating to the virus, but only those.

      If a free WC is given out then so be it, at least it is a level playing field. But to take away a held WC chip would make a mockery of it all.

    4. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      From what I’ve read, and seen of the powers of FPL towers, just creating extra GWs seems to be a maximum test of there coding abilities.
      Adding extra transfers, bonus WCs etc is a bridge too far.

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        They’ve done a bonus/compensatory WC before tbf - extra gameweeks or transfers have never been tried

    5. davidfromkent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Whats changed, still the same amount of fixtures left maybe just a different time scale. Whatever happens it is the same for everybody, sad if previous plans go out the window but all participants had the opportunity to make transfers during the game weeks as usual. Personally i changed 7 players so it was like a mini wildcard, i only have the free hit left, however as i said i am not disadvantaged as long as it is the same for everyone.

    6. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      The WC situation is a tricky one. Perhaps people who used chips during the GW that the season was suspended (and therefore got no benefit from it) should have theres

    7. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      (Continued from above as hit post button by mistake)

      'should have theirs reinstated'. I don't agree with a blanket free WC for all though.

    8. Weffie von Wobbegong
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Everyone getting 9 free transfers is exactly what has just happened. If people didn't use them that was their decision.

    9. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      It's not easy to use free transfers to plan ahead for an undetermined schedule. I think that's the primary issue.

      Fixtures play a key part of transfer planning for most.

      1. GARY AND JAMIE
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        That's right. For all we know us slow WC guys don't have a better team than those that left their teams alone. Any injured 'deadwood' might now be back in play. Plus if they make the first weekend back a 2 matcher with City v Arsenal/Villa v Sheff U then those that loaded up for that City game are in great shape.

        1. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Yes, agreed on that. It was a risk both not making/making trades but that’s part of the game. I personally made 5, even though I still have my second WC.

          The only logical reason for an additional WC is to attract more managers back to the website who might have otherwise thrown in the towel. Which makes me think this is the most likely outcome.

          Personally, I think we should all start from where we left off. It would be the fairest thing to do.

          1. GARY AND JAMIE
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            I'd have no issue with that. They should have just froze the game in terms of transfers straight after City v Arsenal was abandoned and that GW was over.

  3. Nani R U OK? R U OK ? R U O…
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Up to 3rd overall... #EyesOnVirtualPrize

    1. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Well done! Fábio is making it very difficult for competitors though..

      1. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Hi Ragabolly. I'm assuming that there will be no actual DGW going forward ?? I'm tempted to play a chip this week......??

    2. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Quality... Like Ragabolly said, Fabio gonna be hard to catch lol

  4. BNMC
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Second WC active. I found a way to fit in 4 premiums with quite a few cheap attackers.

    • Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Funnily enough, I did Calvert-Lewin to Pukki last night and now have a Pukki Cantwell double up in attack.

    • CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      If Coutinho signs for a PL side, how much do you think he'll be priced at and will he be in your team next season?

      For me it will depend on which club he goes to. I'm not 100% he would be a shoo in from the start.

      1. BNMC
          1 month, 13 days ago

          He's being linked to almost every top-half PL club, wouldn't be surprised if he ends up back here.
          Imagine him and Bale at Newcastle together...

        • mynameisq
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          If he's anything close to 8.0 he's straight in my team, already proved that he can do the business in the league. And most importantly did it before Liverpool became monstrously good so wouldn't be too worried if he went to Chelsea think he'd still do well

        • Berbs
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I think 9m is reasonable

        • CONNERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Yeah I'm thinking 9.5 ish.

          8.0m would be a gift (except he'd be in everyone's team).

      2. ryacoo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Anyone here playing Bundesliga?

        Got 19.9m for a forward (already got Werner and Haaland) any ideas?

        1. HamezMace
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I have Weghorst along with those two.

        2. Goro Majima
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Considering Thuram for this week.

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            His Pops was some player

            Fun fact: Marcus was actually born in Parma (while Lilian was helping them go close to winning Serie A back in the day)

            1. Goro Majima
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Parma had some squad in the mid to late 90s! Don't know much about his son tbh but looked decent at weekend.

        3. Nice to Finally Michu
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Go for Plea (over Thuram imo)
          If you want a differential then go for Niederlechner
          If you believe Bayern do well tonight and you'd star him over Haaland, Muller is worth a 2 week punt with Fortuna at the weekend.

          1. Goro Majima
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Can't afford Plea

            1. Nice to Finally Michu
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              I'd do Thuram over Niederlechner then. Patrik Schick if you don't have Werner is a better choice than both imo

              1. Goro Majima
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Have Werner. Which defender would you ditch out of Gulde, Katterbach and Jakobs?

                1. Nice to Finally Michu
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Who are the rest of your defenders?

                  1. Goro Majima
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    Hakimi and Lenz. Gambling on the latter being fit as they have a decent fixture.

                    1. Nice to Finally Michu
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      Lenz ruled out see below. That should be the priority now

                  2. Nice to Finally Michu
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    And who would you be looking to bring in for whichever one?

                    1. Goro Majima
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      Jedvaj probably. Need to keep funds for Thuram, tho someone cheaper would allow for Plea I guess.

                      1. Nice to Finally Michu
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        If you can stretch to Toure i'd go for him over Jedvaj, +0.3 difference. If not i'd go for Framberger - also Augsburg and -0.6 difference

                        1. Goro Majima
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          Thanks. Will take a look now. How did you do last GW?

                          1. Nice to Finally Michu
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            Did very well last week. 184 points for a matchday rank of 91st. Brought me from 99th overall to 78th. Only shames were not starring Havertz and having to keep it on Nkunku and bringing in Darida who i've now got to ship right out.

                            Will depend on the Bayern lineup but this week I'm thinking of doing Schubert and Darida out for Luthe and Kamada. What I do with the third will either be Plea in for Muller, a cheapie in for Katterbach, or if Gnabry is out then Kostic in for him

                          2. Nice to Finally Michu
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            Also make sure to see my reply above. Lenz is out

                          3. Goro Majima
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            Okay, that settles the outgoing then! Nice score. I got 144 which was better than my first week but the Freiburg players I brought in failed badly and I didn't move the star to Werner, so could have been higher.

                          4. Goro Majima
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            Lenz out gives me just enough for Plea too.

                          5. Nice to Finally Michu
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            Well done there! 144 for second week playing is a very good score i'd be very pleased and now you can build on it. Freiburg was a tough place to pick from last weekend as there was definitely differential potential and I nearly brought in Grifo. There is split thinking in the fantasy community about assets playing Werder from here on. On one hand they've been whipping boys and are especially susceptible to set pieces, on the other they are a side with too much quality to go down and if they turn around their season they may put together some strong performance as players come back to match fitness. I think Gladbach will do well against them regardless. I expect a couple goals and a great shout output from their players but I think choosing against Bremen will be risky

                          6. Nice to Finally Michu
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            I think Plea is worth it over Thuram good luck mate. He's just more involved in everything and has a better final product.

                          7. Goro Majima
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            Thanks for the tips! Good luck this GW, will be a bit more circumspect about Bremen going forward, they looked terrible first week but got burnt a bit there!

      3. mynameisq
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I honestly don't get the logic about people complaining about a free wildcard, because the ones that have saved it i'd assume would get to keep the one saved too?

        If we're working under scenario A) everyone gets 1 wildcard and no more I'd say that was unfair on people who saved theirs

        If scenario B) everyone gets 1 wildcard and the ones who saved theirs have an extra 1 to me that's fairest scenario

        Scenario c) no free wildcard, if you've used it you've used it= unfair, the whole point of this game is planning for fixtures and form and injuries etc so the recent transfers and wildcards have been railroaded by the virus and the fixtures when they come back could be the opposite of what you planned for

        1. ryacoo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I get it because in the short space of time we have left, the impact of 2 WCs rather than 1 might not be significant compared to 1 WC rather than 0.

          1. mynameisq
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            True, but people who've already used it didn't get maximum impact from theirs either so it balances out,m

        2. I hate Moreno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I think everyone gets a free wildcard to increase engagement when it restarts. Let's be honest, pretty much noone was slow wildcarding anyway. I imagine those who saved theirs will essentially have 2 then.

          bench boost may be more powerful if played after a wildcard late on if for some reason there are cancellations and rearrangements following covid case breakouts and dgw come into play.

          I'm thinking 9 gw with 2 wildcards, a free hit and a bench boost will be fun to navigate.

          1. GARY AND JAMIE
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            The key to any chip play will obviously be the fixtures, particularly the first week if extra GWs come in.

            If they decide to maybe play just City v Arsenal and Villa v Sheff Utd as an opening 8 blank BGW then that has FH written all over it. If people get a 2nd WC it might be used to get in at least 8-9 'nailed' players from these teams. That might be just about enough to not need to WC back out of immediately the next week, particularly if you need the remaining WC for tactical reasons later on.

            If it's a DGW then it becomes a closer call as most people may already have 3-4 of these players already. Some SGWers may have a good fixture that is hard to ignore. A spare WC could still be used like an FH in a later GW with more appeal, while keeping the other WC back for use with the TC/BB chip in a traditional manner (albeit probably in another SGW if they keep the structure to 10 fixtures a week).

            If it is a normal GW then I think most people will be happy to just use the 2FT's to go into it.

            All speculation of course...

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Chances are, an extra WC would be just for GW39 so FH wouldn't be available like GW1

              1. GARY AND JAMIE
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Yeah I think they would likely use any extra WC as a pure GW39 reset option.

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

          Those who used the Wildcard can have another when the season restarts but must hand back the extra pints they made by using it earlier. 😉

          1. mynameisq
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            You're suggested those wildcards are reversed and reams reverting to what they were and people get those points? Gotta say in lots of cases people probably would earn more points before a wimdvsdf

            1. mynameisq
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Wildcard *

          2. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Have you been drinking?

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

              I've had a few pints, Hic..

      4. Lukey27
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Been out of the loop down in oz. Where we at with PL restart?

        1. ryacoo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Looking likely to be next month

          1. Lukey27
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            What maybe late June?

        2. CONNERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I think 19th June is the provisional restart date.

      5. beric
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Who do you fancy tonight?

        Borrusia or Bayern?

        Currently going all in on dortmund, change my mind!

        1. ryacoo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          2-2

        2. Poseidon.
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Dortmund have been doing v well since the restart but I think we’ll just have too much for them. 3-1 to us

        3. RECKLESS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Heart wants Borussia as similar to most of Germans I hate Bayern arrogance as well

      6. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        V-fpl- DCL to

        A Abraham
        B Jiménez

        Already have Pukki

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          B

      7. RECKLESS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Any of peeps got Covid till now?From.what I heard its basically extreme fever for 4 days and thats it.. I have still not got it but its matter of time as for work I will.be forced to go out from June. Mostly worried for my Mum who is cancer survivor...

        1. FPL Pillars
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I mean some people have it and don’t even know they have it. It’s very difficult to give a clear answer when the symptoms differ so much from person to person.

          1. FPL Pillars
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            I mean I’m sure you’ve read the government/health advice. Tough without a vaccine, it’s processing well the research which is good!

        2. tets mcgee (BSC Small boys-…
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          depends how big a dose of it you get I think. my sister had it and has been struggling for the past 2.5 months. if its anything like her case, you do not want it. It turned to pneumonia and then fluid on the lungs and then blood clots in the lungs. she is on blood thinners and for about the first time since she first got it is feeling slightly better. she is 50 but fully healthy and had to have 2 stints in hospital.

          1. El Presidente
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Sorry to hear that. Speedy recovery for your sister!

          2. mynameisq
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Not sure what you're reading? As far as the guidance goes, it can range from not even knowing you have it to being hospitalised and needing help breathing

            If you're fit and healthy and no underlying conditions the risk is much lower, but it's still not 0

          3. HamezMace
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            I had the two main symptoms back in December before we really knew what this thing was. Extreme fever, and dry cough. The fever was awful, but it lasted for about three days and then I was okay.
            I’m 35, and relatively fit and healthy.
            Varies so much from person to person though.
            Have you discussed your concerns with your employer? What is it you’ll have to do?

          4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            You might still be ok even with a return to work though - if you're in England for example there are ~260,000 diagnosed cases - out of 56,000,000 people... so that's about 55,740,000 people who either haven't tested positive for it, or haven't been tested - so by no means "a matter of time" before you get it

            Very crudely (i.e. not accounting for untested cases, or your particular field of work - maybe you are in a higher risk profession with lots of interpersonal contact) you'd have a 260,000/56,000,000 chance of being diagnosed with it - i.e. less than 0.5% chance

            And even if you happened to be in the unfortunate 0.5% to test positive - you then have an ~80% chance of having no, or only mild symptoms - so somewhere in the region (conditionally) of a 0.1% chance of getting anything other than the mildest of symptoms at worst - or alternatively a 99.9% chance of being fine if those maths are correct?

          5. El Presidente
              1 month, 13 days ago

              So Im going to tell you my OWN experience. Not heard it or read it, it was with me.

              Went to the doctor for testing about anti body for this virus, if I have the anti bodies, no one will give me sh!t anymore and Im really fed up with all of this.

              I arrive, waiting room, receptionist with mask. Ok. Nobody asks me to put one, which is great. Get in, the doctor is totally relaxed no PPE whatsoever, no gloves no mask, nothing. We go ahead with the test, chit chat and I have to ask, doctor, why you so relaxed I was expecting something diferent...

              Reply: "This is totally irrelevant, this virus... well, whatever that is... is amongst us at least since the end of October, which was where the tracing of the first cases of this severe pneumonia with acute respiratory response led us to believe. Most probable is that the vast majority of people already had it, its already totally widespread which makes this lockdown and all this planing total nonsense. The tests used were wrong and the % of infected people is way higher than reported, which makes the % of deadly cases way lower than reported. My bet is you have about the same chance of dying from this as you have from dying from a plane crash."

          6. troux
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            VFPL Friendly results:

            Man City 4-0 Brighton
            Gündogan G
            Sterling G, Agüero A
            Jesus G, Agüero A
            Sané G

            Players with the most involvement in attack:
            Agüero: 11, Jesus: 7, Sterling: 6, De Bruyne: 4, Trossard: 3, Bernardo Silva: 3
            (Sané was benched and came on in the 80th minute.)

            Man City 4-2 Aston Villa
            Laporte G, Sané A
            Jesus G, Mendy A
            Sané G, Mendy A
            Sané G, Jesus A

            Douglas Luiz G
            Engels G, El Ghazi A

            Players with the most involvement in attack:
            Sané: 14, El Ghazi: 7, Grealish: 6, Jesus: 4, Laporte: 3, Mendy: 3

            Man City 4-1 Newcastle
            Sané G, Sterling A
            Sterling G, Sané A
            Laporte G, Sané
            Otamendi G, Sané A

            Schär G, Lascelles A

            Players with the most involvement in attack:
            Sané: 18, Sterling: 6, De Bruyne: 6, Agüero: 5, Otamendi: 3, Bernardo Silva: 3

            3 starts for KDB. 3 blanks.

            1. BNMC
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Seems like Sane is still by far and away the City asset to get. I've got my eye on Kun though...

                1. troux
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  I don't have sané at the moment. Worth a -4 to do DCL & Maddison to Sané and Greenwood?

              • Brimble82
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 13 days ago

                I brought in Sane for tonight. Couldn't quite locate the confidence to ditch KDB though, so am going with the City double up.
                Though if the above is anything to go by, may as well just said goodbye to Kev!

                1. tets mcgee (BSC Small boys-…
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  any1 got any liverpool results? i have sheff utd and watford if any1 wants...

                  1. Brimble82
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    My only LIV one was:
                    Man City 2-3 Liverpool
                    Sane G
                    Sterling G
                    Salah G
                    Salah G Firmino A
                    Matip G Origi A

                    Attack Involvement:
                    Salah: 16, Mane: 9, Firmino: 8, VVD: 7, Bilva: 7, Robbo: 6

            2. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              First time on here for ages....
              Can someone just fill my in with FPL continuing when the season restarts?

              1. Pino
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                There is no official news. We don't know, but we hope it will be possible in second half of June.

              2. jtreble
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                More details will come after Thursday's EPL meeting but I suspect the league's "first fixtures" restart date will be June 26. We'll know soon enough.

              3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Non contact training approved last week

                Contact training approved yesterday

                Ceballos “leaked” that a 20th June restart was being planned for

                Italy & Spain looking at restarting week before that

                France looking at potentially playing again (overruling their previous utilisation of the clause written into their rules that curtailed the league & awarded it to PSG)

                Germany already back in action & two full sets of fixtures basically completed with a third this weekend

                FPL may already be over for the season though, who knows - the silence is deafening from them

                And that’s perhaps understandable in the absence of any concrete direction, let alone a fixture list, but some comms would go a long way as to what they’re thinking

                1. Feanor
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Slight correction. The 3rd round of German fixtures starts in an hour.

                  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    True dat - fourth set by the weekend

                2. GARY AND JAMIE
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  I'm guessing they know by now if they have the ability/plan to extend the game, but would gain nothing by making any statements until or if fixtures are scheduled.

            3. Nice to Finally Michu
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Anyone with Fantasy Bundesliga questions that need answering before the deadline?

              1. Men in green tights
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 13 days ago

                At the moment I have been winging over the last 2 weeks , not sure what to do for this coming weekend is it best to have a none playing bench, very cheap gk and also I am playing with 2 good defs and the rest are very cheap.
                Cheers

                1. Nice to Finally Michu
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Always better to have a playing bench as you can make subs in the match days
                  Having two very cheap playing GKs so you can swap them out after a performance is crucial. Luthe is 1.6, Kastenmeier 1.2, Schubert 1.0. The K&S are cheaper but L&K rotate best and both pairings are good on a budget.
                  Cheap defenders are also important to stock your team with so you can spend elsewhere. Options I rate the highest are Lenz and then Toure. Framberger is an option and Pekarik is not bad (though for how much longer i dont know) but I wouldn't bring in Pekarik against RBL and Framberger has defensive duties normally. Katterbach is perhaps prone to rotation but otherwise is good basement priced fodder. Jakobs will be a good option in the future at 1.9 but i think he'll be rotated this week. Who are your strong 2 defenders?

                  1. Nice to Finally Michu
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    Lenz just ruled out. Avoid that one.

                  2. Men in green tights
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    Thanks very in depth answer
                    Defs are kimmi and hakimi and know a lot of money tied up in them but was picking a team with virtually no knowledge of the league

                    1. Nice to Finally Michu
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      Not a bad thing as they will consistently tick over. If you surround them with starters you should do well

              2. Feanor
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                I brought in Uduokhai, Thommy and Skov and my 3 trasnfers. Decent punts? I'm flying pretty blind when it comes to non-star players.

                For today I have Mulleer, Sancho and Hinteregger as my 3 stars.

                1. Nice to Finally Michu
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  If transfers are already done then I think you're alright. Not my favorite picks to be honest. Udokhai is pretty clean sheet dependent and he plays last on the match day. Thommy is a good choice as he's generally pretty invovled and Fortuna will play well vs Schlake you just might need to replace him before Bayern. Skov is a true differential. If he plays on the wing he's a good pick with those fixtures but if he plays a wingback which he's done for a lot of the season you'll get burned

                  1. Nice to Finally Michu
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    I would have done Baumgartner and Niederlechner instead of Skov and Thommy but in that price range but those two picks are still good ones its just the Udokhai selection im a little apprehensive of. That and I would have shipped Sancho

            4. Men in green tights
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Thanks,
              Just to let you know my other 3 defs are katterbach , lens and jakobs my gks are zentner and kastenmeier so just looking at changing 1 def and gk

              1. Men in green tights
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Post fail

              2. Nice to Finally Michu
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                My advice is bring in Luthe if you have the 0.6 over Schubert and ship Lenz for Toure as the others will play

                1. Men in green tights
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Thanks for the tip will do

                  1. Nice to Finally Michu
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    Good luck!

                    1. Men in green tights
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      Another quick question is always high scoring points each week required to make green arrows as above second week for me first week 100 them this weekend 138 or are we being lucky
                      Cheers

                      1. Nice to Finally Michu
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        I would focus less on the amount of points you get than your weekly rank. High scores are often influenced by stars on shared players especially in the case of last week. If last week you starred Hakimi and Werner you likely had a high points score but if the rest of your team flopped then perhaps you didn't do so well even if your score is well over 100 because those players are so widely owned and starred. Aim for 130+ each but the thing to focus most on is weekly ranking.

            5. Nice to Finally Michu
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Burki-Hakimi-Hummels-Guerreiro-Piszczek-Akanji-Delaney-Dahoud-Hazard-Brandt-Haaland
              Neuer-Kimmich-Boateng-Pavard-Alaba-Coman-Gnabry-Goretzka-Davies-Muller-Lewandowski

              Gnabry starts
              Sancho on the bench again
              Can on the bench as well

              1. Feanor
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Should I make Goretzka or Davies my midfield star instead of Sancho?

                1. Nice to Finally Michu
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Transfer out Sancho if you can.
                  Of those two I would star Goretzka.

                  1. Feanor
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    Already did my transfers. I figured Sancho would get back in the starting XI eventually.

                    1. Nice to Finally Michu
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      Should be eventually not sure why he wouldn't start the biggest match of the season today tbh
                      I reckon he gets 30+ minutes today

              2. Goro Majima
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 13 days ago

                I've just sold Sancho instead of Kainz and got Guerreiro instead. Bit of a panic transfer but wanted to keep a Dortmund mid with good fixtures coming.

            6. jtreble
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              FYI: the Alphonso Davies’ show starts in a few minutes ...

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

              Doing a Free-hit today. Keeping TAA, Salah, Mane and Sane. Anyone else I should definitely bring in?

            8. Nice to Finally Michu
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Did Darida, Katterbach, and Schubert > Kamada, Jakobs, and Luthe
              Having buyer's remorse and wishing i'd done Darida, Katterbach, and Guerreiro > Kostic, Sarenren Bazee, and Toure

            9. Pino
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              OMG Halland

            10. fc_skrald
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Virtual fpl: I would like to have Pukki in my team but I can't figure out who to sell - so I guess I should save my free transfer instead. Next gw will probably be just the same but with both Pukki and Ings 🙂

              a. get Pukki but who to sell?
              b. save the transfer
              c. other suggestions

              Pope
              TAA, Alonso, Aurier
              Salah, Sané, Maddison, Fernandes
              Jimenez, Abraham, Calvert-Lewin

              Button, Gibson, Simpson, Amartey
              1 FT, 0.3 million in the bank

              1. Little Red Lacazette
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Maybe sell DCL because of his tough fixtures.

                1. fc_skrald
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Yes thanks. DCL socred in both of my friendlies with Everton, against Leicester and Liverpool.. that is my only concern.

              2. dunas_dog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Why not DCL to Pukki?

                1. fc_skrald
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Thanks. I will likely do it. But I might wait for next gw just to see what happens...

            11. La Roja
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Bayern goal imminent

            12. BNMC
                1 month, 13 days ago

                I really want a second City player mainly for that West Ham fixture next week, Sterling has form but Aguero is a lot more explosive.
                Thoughts, or is it not worth the investment and go with Salah+Mane instead?

                (I'm kind of chasing)

                1. dunas_dog
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Sané KBD double up what I am aiming for with next week ( Salah TAA for Liverpool)

                  1. BNMC
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      There's always KDB for more security of starts, but I have the money for Sterling and Aguero, so I may as well spend it?

                      1. dunas_dog
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        Might work out, particularly if chasing

                2. La Roja
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Superb goal by Kimmich

                  1. Nice to Finally Michu
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    Absolute madness wow

                  2. Pino
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    Great goal

                3. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  vFPL:

                  A) Have Jimenez, Jota & DCL. Sell who for Pukki?

                  B) Who to bench from Alonso (TOT), Baldock (LEI), Ward (WAT), Grealish (ARS)?

                  1. dunas_dog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    You might want to double up Jiménez and Jota going forward with good fixtures and DCL running into hard fixtures run so DCL

                    Bench probably Ward I think

                    1. Hazz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      Thanks mate. Agree, although can still see DCL grabbing a goal in the next few fixtures.

                      I never feel good benching Ward, he always delivers!

                      1. Nomar
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        Not today, he didn’t.

                        Did you get Pukki in the end? I sold DCL for Pukki yesterday.

                        1. Hazz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          Yep

                4. Dr. Agabuse
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  stream anyone?

                  1. Pino
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    sorry, Im watching on paid channel.

                5. Gentle_Turks
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  vFPL captain
                  A Sane
                  B Mane

                  1. dunas_dog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    B

                6. Pino
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Dortmund - Bayern is a great game, even without supporters

                  1. Yank Revolution
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    The pumped-in crowd chanting is very convincing!

                7. Poseidon.
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Called it. Said we’d have too much for Dortmund. They’ve impressed though