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Kane with much to prove as a premium FPL asset as he nears a return to fitness

Harry Kane (£10.8m) is the focus of the latest article in our series that looks at players who could make an impact in Fantasy Premier League after recovering from injury.

The Tottenham Hotspur striker has been absent since New Year’s Day with a hamstring problem but now looks set to play a part in the season run-in when the Premier League restarts in June.

Not since 2015/16 has Kane been available for a lower price and he is now the second-cheapest of the seven £10.0m+ assets in FPL.

There is a reason for that, of course, with the goals not quite flowing at the same rate of previous campaigns.

With free-scoring premium midfielders eating up a large chunk of our budget and mid-price forwards providing excellent value, does Kane stand any chance of piercing the ‘template’ set-up?

We delve into the numbers to assess his credentials.

WHAT IS KANE’S FITNESS LATEST?

The Kane injury latest as Ings continues his fine run of form against sorry Spurs

Kane sustained his injury in the Gameweek 21 defeat at Southampton, stretching to meet a Christian Eriksen free-kick and quickly signalling to the visitors’ bench that he needed to be replaced.

Spurs later confirmed that their striker had suffered a tear in his left hamstring and would undergo surgery, with a comeback in mid-April pencilled in.

The coronavirus outbreak pushed that return date further back, of course, and he will have been on the sidelines for almost a full six months by the time he takes to the field again.

There have been positive noises coming out of the Spurs camp over the past few weeks regarding Kane’s fitness.

Speaking on May 29, boss Jose Mourinho said of Kane and his other injured players:

In relation to the big injuries that ended in surgeries, Moussa, Sonny and Harry, yes, they are back.

We are going to start training with the full group next Monday [June 1], and yes, they are going to be involved in the group.

Spurs had reopened their training ground for individual fitness work at the back-end of April, with Kane among those on site.

The player was then involved in small-group sessions from mid-May as ‘Project Restart’ ramped up.

Speaking on May 18, Kane himself said of his fitness:

I’ve just been ticking along, really.

Obviously I got injured on January 1, so whenever we start playing again it’s going to be at least six or seven months before I play another game, which is a very long time.

We’ve had Zoom sessions with the team straight away since lockdown to continue our fitness.

It’s been different, it’s a new experience for me and obviously all the other players, but we’ve been cracking on and are going along with the government’s advice and guidelines and just taking it as it comes.

Over the last week or so we’ve been able to go on the pitch at the training ground one-on-one with a member of staff and do a bit there, so at least I’ve been able to get out of the house a little bit, which has been nice.

It was good just to get out and kick a ball around a little bit. I didn’t touch a ball for like six weeks, so it was great to go back and get a bit of normality back.

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  1. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    We all know how good Harry Kane is at the end of the season when he is chasing down the golden boot.

    1. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Doubt he's going to make up eight goals on Vardy, like.

      1. Skonto Rigga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Philosophical question: is this the beginning of a season or the end of one?

        https://twitter.com/morris_bits/status/907950895031357440?lang=en

        1. Reach out...
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          The beginning of the end....

      2. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        This is the man who swears on his daughter's life to claim a goal. In his mind, I think he thinks he can do it. We've seen him score consecutive hatrick before.

        1. FPL Virgin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          *hatricks plural.

          1. Tinkermania
            1 month, 13 days ago

            And we know how unathletic Kane is. Relies on service and penalties, so if the likes of Son are on fire, it's the only hope for Kane to score. I will be surprised if he scores more that 10 in the last 9 games.

      3. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Great article by the way. Really does give you everything you need to fully assess Kane. Nice work!

        P.S. I can't wait for the "Best players by position and price" article series. It is a huge favourite of mine. Really looking forward to it!

        1. Skonto Rigga
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Ta very much! Yeah whatever FPL do, unlimited transfers or otherwise, I think there'll be a fair few creating squads from scratch (even a temporary one via Free Hit) if it's a Double Gameweek 39.

          1. Ginkapo FPL
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            I've let go of my grudge against the world for tuining my triple Arsenal triple City wildcard just before lockdown.

            1. Skonto Rigga
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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              • 2 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Aye, those whose held firm after going big on Arsenal and City in GW29 will likely have the initial edge over the slow Wildcarders.

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

                Yes and this is aa fair as it can realistically be. Still lost points in the cold light of day.

            2. HashAttack
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              They should include the June 17th fixtures in gw29 ... I'm still bitter about my TC on Auba

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

                Anyone who invested in that fixture has the right to feel cheated.

              2. Ginkapo FPL
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                I only used my wildcard thank goodness.

    2. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      He hasn't won a golden boot in what will be a third season in a row

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

      Have zero interest in Kane as Spurs has a superior asset for 1m cheaper (Son). I also don't think Kane will get close to golden boot this season.

      1. Tinkermania
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Me too.

  2. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Any updates from FPL?

    What are WC/FH/BB folk doing and when?

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

      Gonna fh immediately

      Play my free wildcard immediately after that

      Boost final week when salah, kane and auba are jousting for golden boot

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        So you have the same three chips? Do we know how many GWs there will be? Or suspect how many there will be? Any DGWs or BGWs likely?

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

          I only have free hit and bench boost but if I get a free wildcard that's how I will play

          1. Tinkermania
            1 month, 13 days ago

            @TOP MARK.S, still doing mic drops? You can have my wildcard if you want as you seem to want it that much.

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

              Nope. Just claiming a ghost wildcard to provoke you 😉

              1. Tinkermania
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Ha ha! I have a wildcard that I probably won't use. It's not that important. You used yours yet you are a million places behind me 😉

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

                  Holy hell! You are number 1 in the world? There is hope for us all!

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

                      I know where I am but that does not show me where you are. I also link my team to this site so i have nothing to hide. Where is your link?

                      1. Tinkermania
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        I told you the gap. My point was to say the WC is not that important. My rank is not amazing but it's 1mil roughly better off than yours even without wilcarding .

                      2. Top Mark.S
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        Bro if you want people to take you seriously, link your team. Congrats on beating me by a million places in my worst season playing seriously. You must really know your stuff

                      3. Ginkapo FPL
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        Lockdown is tough but taking out your anxieties on each other wont help

                      4. Top Mark.S
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        I dont think this is serious. Banter from my side. I actually like this guy

                      5. Tinkermania
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        You missing the point pal. I am playing down the importance of your ghost wild card. Remember?

                      6. Top Mark.S
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        You brought Frank into it. Not me. But we only have one rank so

                      7. Top Mark.S
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        Frank lol

        2. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Nothing officially announced but 9 of 10 GW's by the sounds of it, including a possible DGW at the start and maybe more later on if games postponed due to the FA Cup aren't moved to later in the same GW.

          https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/05/29/fa-cup-restart-dates-spark-blank-and-double-gameweek-discussion/

          Chips you haven't already used will be available

          https://www.premierleague.com/news/1665216/

  3. Fantasy Gold
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    I’m surprised this place isn’t busier considering the announcement regarding the restart...

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Keep it quite - hopefully everyone’s quit...

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        *quiet

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

          Keep it quite - hopefully everyone's quiet?

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

      Was manic the other day. Will be again as soon as FPL speak again

    3. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      We dont know the fixtures yet

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

        This, once they’re out and FPL announce it’ll be bank hols on here

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

    Seeing Ashley Young’s grown out hair was a real shock.

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

    Really thinking about a non Liverpool 3 United attack opening WC pending on a dgw with

    Leno Button
    Laporte Alonso Boly Egan Basham
    Kdb Bruno Martial Grealish Fleck
    Auba Rashford Jimenez

    8 for the DGW. Anyone thinking of losing Pool players?

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Keeping Gomez and Trent. Might sell Salah dependant on how team looks without him.

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

        Yeah the cash in him does allow a full revamp

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Away to Spurs, possibly followed by home to SHU who have the second best overall and away D so far in the 2019/20 PL season isn't the easiest of starts for Manchester United though. I'm currently thinking FH the opening double (or blank) GW, then WC to get United players in (possibly for a DGW if the FA Cup QF's aren't moved to midweek).

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        FA Cup QF postponements

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

    https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/52815102

    Name every goalscorer in Champions League Finals.

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

      Teddy and Ole

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

    Football incoming please god and looking forward to reengage with many of the cool managers on this site! It's nice to see some of the old school guys on here...is it too much to hope that this virus has wiped out numerous trolls (not in a sick way but loss of interest way for clarity haha)?
    FPL is going to resume, right!?!?

    1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Nah Chucky and Woy will be back.

      No one really knows in all honesty. Probably hear somthing, if anything , this week

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

        Cheers for that, haha I never minded Chucky tbh, Woy a bit of a dope but a lot worse on here...particularly on match days (which I tend to avoid)...I hope you and all your family are keeping well mate...2020 has been a tough year 🙁

        1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Haha yes everyone has their own best and worse posters so fair play.

          Thanks very much mate and of course i hope you and yours are too. All the best buddy 🙂

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

      Unfortunately I suspect the trolls will return

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        When did they leave?

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

          wouldn't be the same if they left eh GWhizz...how are you bro?

          1. G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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            • 2 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Haha so true 😆

            I'm good bruv, just waiting to see what happens when the game restarts...

  8. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Not a popular opinion but I do honestly feel that Harry Kane is now an overrated footballer...admittedly somewhat down to injuries! In saying that I hope he proves me wrong and fires on all cylinders as it's good for the game!

    1. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      You can be overrated but very good.

      I think he's declined though, perhaps due to injuries. And his selfish tendency has cost his club and country.

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

        Yeah, nice to hear from you BH btw...at least Liverpool will get their well deserved title! (I can only dream that they'd have bottled it n front of a crowd hehe)

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

          *BF got aHead of myself 😉

        2. Berbs
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Haha, finally happening albeit in the strangest of circumstances

          Hope you're well.

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

            can't complain, thanks mate

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

      In before someone uses his 20 goals in 12 international games against:

      [Lithuania, San Marino, Malta, Lithuania, Tunisia, Panama, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Kosovo]

      As evidence to his greatness

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Presumably he still has Norwich to play at some point

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

        Haha Maximus...powerhouse defences there 😉

    3. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      He's probably the best centre forward in the world right now after lewondowski, given cr7 and leo arent the CFs.

      Guess the overrated tag comes automatically with being English.

      1. Berbs
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        What sport do Aguero, Suarez and co play?

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

        best CF in the world lol....Werner, Lewandowski, Mbappe, Immobile, Ben Yedder,...dare I say Vardy hehe off the top of my head so many better imo, but respect to your opinion!

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

          *damn, didn't even mention Aguero who would buy and sell Kane 😉

          1. borntorun
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Erling Håland also says hello.

            1. Nightcrawler
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Cant seriously be comparing kane to michu of bundesliga

          2. borntorun
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Can only assume you've never actually seen Håland play.

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              assume only makes and ass out of...anyway, yes I've seen him plenty, he's a beast but needs to carry it on for another couple of seasons

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

      If we can get him for 60m I’d take him

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

        Closer to 6 that 60, £32m is his worth 😉

  9. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Has anyone tried to make transfers on the 'Transfers' page of the FPL website today?

    And if yes, what happened?

    1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Says season over come back in July on the Draft one. I think FPL was somthing similar

  10. Double Gameweek 39 confirmed
    1. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Two things of note immediately:

      "Once a date is confirmed and the remaining fixtures have been announced, our plan is to resume FPL with additional multiple Gameweeks created to reflect the remaining 92 fixtures."

      As expected.

      Also - "These two fixtures and the full match round that follows would constitute the first full Gameweek."

      Referring to the games moved from GW 29.

      Double Gameweek 39 confirmed!

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

        Good. As expected 🙂

        Now, about those "Unlimited" transfers :run:

        1. Rotation's Alter Ego
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Still no mention of free transfers carrying over...

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

      Well I’m shocked, don’t know about anyone else? 😉

      1. Rotation's Alter Ego
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Who could have seen this coming?!

        Nice to have official confirmation mind 🙂

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

          Useful to have the DGW confirmed that’s for sure.

          1. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            I’d have preferred the black tbh, hard to say which City players will play both games

            1. Wild Rover
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              *to use fh

            2. Wild Rover
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              *blank

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

              Ederson...and then someone totally random like Foden.

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

      Nice one RAE, really appreciated your team news summary so I hope that you've the time to continue that. It feels good to be back here posting and seeing familiar faces (gravs) 😉

      1. Rotation's Alter Ego
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Great to see you Jia, hope you're keeping well!

        Yeah should be, at least until October time. Weirdly this period has taken a huge amount of stress off me, so can't complain!

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

          good stuff, and all good here thankfully mate

    4. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      FPL IS BACK!

    5. mad_beer ✅
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      No free WC!

    6. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I’m reading multiple gameweeks as lots of gameweeks, not lots of dgw’s. Correct?

      1. Rotation's Alter Ego
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Could interpret it however you want to I think.

        My guess would be lots of SGWs though, would be very surprised if they want a bunch of 20 game GWs

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Sure I read somewhere that games would be played on every day

          1. Rotation's Alter Ego
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Yeah, Fri-Mon and Tue-Thur. Still got to draw the lines somewhere though.

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

        That has been my take on it WR albeit not totally in the know atm but I've heard a lot about an opening DGW followed by mostly SGWs....time will tell! How are things with you?

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Good thanks mate, missing the footy a lot more than FPL 🙂

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

            so true...FPL is just the cherry...I want my cake!

        2. DOG GOD IT - KEANE 15
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Multiple gameweeks = many gameweeks, i.e. GW39, GW40, GW41 etc.

          Apart from DGW39 (She, Ars, ManC, AV), probably there will be other DGWs as well, depending on how the FA Cup schedule and results turn out.

          That's my guess anyway.

      3. andy85wsm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        That's my assumption too.

        Multiple gameweeks meaning no need for doubles (outside of the one they've confirmed)

    7. andy85wsm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Happy days!

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

        Good to see you Andy...happy days is right, all going well 🙂

        1. andy85wsm
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          All good here, just enjoying our new garden furniture purchased today.

          Had to come inside and make a video on the announcement first though! 😆

          Hope you're good to

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

            Yup, thanks mate, btw have you had a pint or two in Woodquay over the years...or ventured into the Eglinton around the corner or have I mixed you up with somebody else? 😉

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

        Looks like they haven't given you the free wildcard that you were craving, Andy!

        1. andy85wsm
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I'm genuinely not that bothered either way really. Can just FH the double etc

          Just think it would be nice if everyone got unlimited transfers given everything that's going on, but I'm not going to worry about it!

          1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Nice for everyone or you 😉

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

              You did say on your video that you were leaning towards giving everyone unlimited transfers in the build up to GW39, but that would have been deeply unfair for patient managers who hadn't enjoyed the considerable benefit of their second wildcard in the gameweeks prior to 29.

    8. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Good they haven't given anyone free transfers and wildcards . Fair play to them

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

        It was the right thing to do in the interest of fairness despite all the political pressure on YouTube and Twitter from LTFPL.

        1. Fred54
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Alt FPL media scum.

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

            That's far too strong a word, but FPL pundits with a huge following should be careful because they have the power to sway the decisions official FPL make.

            1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              That would be massively unacceptable . Surely that doesn't happen.

    9. BNMC
      1 month, 13 days ago

      The word "multiple" is throwing me off. Because who writes "additional multiple" in common speech?

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Yeah, a word too many

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

        Bad writers

      3. panda07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        They are clarifying that there won't be just one big additional gw but multiple ones.

      4. panda07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        They probably should have said multiple additional gameweeks

    10. J0E
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      BB potentially a good option for those in my position. No 2nd wc, but accidentally already well set up for dgwk 39.

      Fh good option for those not well set up.

      Am assuming we go into this with the chips we’ve been dealt.

      1. Fred54
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        *Chips we've retained.

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

        A BB could be very juicy indeed while every man and his dog is free hitting.

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

          How many doublers do you expect to have on your bench?

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

            This is a great point, LM. If you haven't got doublers on your bench, then why the heck are you playing a bench boost?

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

              Presumably if all fit and the fixtures of your SGW benchers are still juicy — and there are no anticipated DGW’s ahead, then it ‘could’ still be worthwhile.

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

                I think we need to revisit Az's dossier on Joe's wildcard. If it was a poorly judged wildcard before, then it has doubly hobbled him now.

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

      Did Auba to Kane weeks ago on the basis that Arsenal's FA Cup game might get in the way of Auba... City defensive capitulation incoming.

    12. Mogger11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Does no-one else think that ‘additional Multiple gameweeks’ actually implies more doubles rather than no doubles. The word ‘multiple’ is entirely superfluous if it doesn’t mean this. Or am I being stupid?

  11. gaurava1216
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Hi guys- Couple of questions-

    1) Free to make as many changes for Free at this moment?

    2) Villa/Sheff utd/ City/ Arsenal confirmed to have a DGW as soon as game is back?

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

      1) No
      2) es

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

        *yes

  12. gaurava1216
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    When i open my FPL it comes up as if it were a new season and doesnt show -4 when making transfers....

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

      You won't be able to make transfers

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

        ... yet.

        Wait for the game to restart once the boffins have coded in for GW39, 40 etc.

        One thing i'm not clear about is whether we will still get 1 FT every GW for all these additional GWs beyond GW38 ...

        1. Garth Marenghi
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          ...why wouldn’t we?

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

            We should.

            Just saying that FPL Towers hasn't specifically said it yet, they have only said:

            1) Adding multiple gameweeks to the game
            2) Those with Chips still have them

            1. G-Whizz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              The game will run as normal regarding free transfers...

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

    Was weird looking at my FPL team after such a hiatus!
    Out of 10 for bants going into football resumption-redemption?

    Pope
    TAA Robbo Egan Doherty
    KDB Mahrez Bruno Martial
    Auba Jimenez
    (Button Nketiah Fleck Williams)
    3.1 itb

    1. Garth Marenghi
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Mahrez is meh, and I’d rather have Rashford over martial from Utd, if Rashford is back??... Is Pogba back?? How does that effect Bruno?

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

        Nothing effects Bruno! Rashford will be fit, hopefully, according to my buddy who is in the know and all that jazz!
        Agree Mahrez is one that I want to ship for sure!

    2. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I have triple Southampton.

      Gonna make sure the history books blame it on 'rona. Nothing to do with me.

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

        🙂

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

      Anyway, would you bother using FH with this squad to take advantage of the reopening DWG....seems a bit pointless to me?

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

    So FH DGW39 is the play then? I already have 6 players with a double but don't see the point in saving FH if there are no other DGWs or BGWs.

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

      Agreed. FH in 11 DGW players.

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I'm thinking that as well, but it would mean losing the FT that I have carried over from GW38.

  15. Fred54
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Its all coming back to me. Images, voices of commentators, stat tables. Brendan Roger press conferences. Villa's stupid defence.

    :Anger growing:

    Perez over Harvey Barnes.

    FFS.

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

      Brendan is a "beautiful human being" to be fair.

      1. Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        With great character

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

        I’ve always said that you can live without water for many days, but you can’t live for a second without hope...kind of liked that one 😉

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

          Tell that to Ellis Boyd Redding & Andy Dufresne

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

            haha that movie hasn't left my top 5 and never will considering the drivel these days 🙁

  16. Qaiss
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    So what happens then if a player from a team gets the virus during the season? Are they isolated by themselves for a few days or do the whole team need to be isolated, meaning more games cancelled. It's so nice there's some normality back, but just wondering this.

    1. Tinkermania
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I hope the rest of team gets tested everyday after and plays on. They cover their own costs for testing and they want season completed.

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      They train in groups

      1. Qaiss
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        So they will be in a closed environment with the team and staff at all times until the end of the season then?

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Eh?

          They are training in small groups so they dont infect each other like wildfire.... what is hard about that concept to understand?

          1. Qaiss
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            I said will be in a closed environment with the team and staff at all times until the end of the season then? Why's that so hard to understand?

            Because if they train in small groups but then go home to family/friends who might have the virus, then they get it and spread it to others in the team. Then games are called off, etc. That's why I was wondering will they be in a closed environment with the team and staff at all times until the end of the season.

            1. Ginkapo FPL
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              No they will not be in a closed environment, they will train in small groups.

  17. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    FH or BB for the DGW? Leaning towards BB myself. Depends on your team I guess but I've already got Henderson, Egan, KDB and Auba and with 2 FT I can easily get Grealish and another in. Not sure what different players I could get in with a FH

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

      I'm starting to think this as well. Already have 6 players for the double and don't think there will be a better time to play BB.

  18. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Best players to get from Villa/Sheff Utd/ City/ Arsenal if on FT for the DGW?

    Basically players who are decent and likely to play most minutes?

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

      Basically, yes.

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Grealish, Lundy, Baldrick, Laporte, KdB, Aguero, Leno, Augbamayang

        Anyone else worth it?

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

          Leno isn’t worth it tbh

          I’d be tempted with Bilva punt

          1. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Yeah, decent engine, will have remained fit and a steady professional

            1. Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Was thinking Mendy then realised that was madness 😀

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

          Why Lundy, he won’t play both

          1. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Seemed to be getting back in form and favour before the break?

            Also still have him 😀

  19. Ginkapo FPL
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Competitive sport can resume from monday behind closed doors

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Thats the government sign off the prem needed.

      And in my view the sign off I need to restart my 5aside games. Highly competitive.

  20. TwiggsJameson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    I'll probably have a few juicy punts, on the likes of Ozil, Fleck, Pepe, Reina. In the knowledge that I'll have a decent team back the week after.

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

      FH

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

        I’m not entirely sure about using FH from GW1 tbh, too many unknowns me thinks

        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          *GW39

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

            Yeah

  21. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Anyone know the full list of games in the first DGW when FPL re-starts?

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Should get published shortly after todays announcement

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Cheers Gink...

  22. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    "our plan is to resume FPL with additional multiple Gameweeks"

    https://www.premierleague.com/news/1665216/

    Why multiple Gameweeks, not just additional Gameweeks ? That word multiple suggests DGWs and TGWs to me.

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

      TGW is a bit stretch but you never know

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Someone uses track changes in word for editing and got confused

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        additional & multiple the wrong way round ?

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

      DGW39: CONFIRMED

      Thank you FPL Overlords 🙂

      But seriously - who proof reads these FPL statements? There's absolutely no need for the word "multiple" in that sentence, it's redundant.

      They're like a kid that has been given a word target for their essay sometimes

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Sometimes is entirely redundant in your post

        1. CMJC
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Entirely is redundant in yours
          : )

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

          Sometimes isn't redundant in my post though because they are not always like a kid that has been given a word target for their essay 🙂

          But even if it was - my post is on an informal Internet forum - not an official premier league affiliated website addressed at 8 million people - which also contributes to my reference to their proof reader

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

            Was he not joking (with some truth in it)?

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

              Why don't you ask him? 🙂

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

                Well I'm sure if he sees it he can respond. 😀

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

                  I'm sure he can too - I hope for his sake he wasn't serious 🙂

  23. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Has Ben Crealin fires up his spreadsheet yet?

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      *fired

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

      He’s got a few on the go, speculative ones though

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

    With 3 transfers could put this team out on BB for week 39 so perhaps FH can wait ? 6 DGW players

    Leno* Pope
    TAA Maguire Egan*Fernández Targett*
    Salah KDB* Fernandes Grealish* Cantwell
    Aubameyang* Jiménez DCL

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Yeah that’s decent - is that cause we still get free weekly transfers between now and he start?

      1. gaurava1216
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I asked that and apparently you can't make any changes so i have been told...

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

        Thanks. No I am assuming I get my 2 free transfers and will need -4 to make it all work cost wise

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

    I've been away for a bit. Any news?

    I guess not otherwise there would have been an article. Ill come back later. Ciao.

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Villa been given a second chance not to be demoted. Which seems a bit unfair.

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        *relegated - when has PL teams ever been demoted 😀

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

          I bet you call it soccer too 😀

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

      Villain spotted

  26. gaurava1216
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Even though my screen looks like the start of the season where no -4 and unlimited transfers- are you saying that i can t make unlimited changes right now?

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

      FPL is saying that, yes

      1. gaurava1216
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        ok cool thanks mate...

        If we have already been told DGW in GW 1 of restart- I only have 2 players... KDB and Baldock... just have to wait and see?

      2. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Really?

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

          Try to make changes 😛

  27. BNMC
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Here's an initial idea for a FH team:

    Hendo
    TAA Laporte Doherty Lundstram
    KDB Bruno Grealish Sarr
    Aguero Auba

    Any thoughts? I haven't checked on the FPL site but I did the math and I think I can just about afford this...

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Looks good. I wouldn't go double Blades defence though.

  28. gaurava1216
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Well this is my team.... I guess have to just wait now?

    Pope (Button)
    TAA AWB Saiss ( Baldock/ Tangana)
    Salah Fernandes KDB Son (Hayden)
    DLC Rashford Jimi

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

    Might FH GW39 for the lolz

    Leno
    Stevens, Lundy, Baldock
    KDB, Sterling, Grealish, Pepe,
    Kun, Auba, __8.0__
    (lol, lol, lol lol)

    Probably need a better bench, maybe DCL up front and a few centre backs likely to play sitting on bench

    Captaincy dilemma though