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Recapping the best Brighton players ahead of FPL restart

Now that the Premier League is gearing up to a restart on June 17, we are producing a series of refresher articles to help get you ready for the return of Fantasy.

We are currently recapping which players went into the coronavirus (COVID-19) suspension in the best form, using each club’s last six matches for the analysis.

We have also been assessing the impact of recently appointed new managers in the Premier League, so this series covers the other 15 sides, continuing with Brighton.

As we are sure you understand, a lot has changed since the climax of Gameweek 29, with Premier League players unable to fully train with their team-mates for over two months. However, it should still serve to know who was performing best before the break.

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128 Comments Post a Comment
  1. mad_beer ✅
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Good Monday morning all!

    1. Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Morning mate 🙂

    2. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Epic truely has failed

      1. mad_beer ✅
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        He is a slow reader. lol

      2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        :angry:

  2. FPL Pillars
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Let me guess.

    Summary: None

  3. Tim Canterbury
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    What’s everyone doin?

  4. Geoff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Morning all.

    We're updating members today in order to extend yearly subscribers to the end of the 2019-2020 season. There may be some issues accessing the members area during this process so don't be alarmed - your members access will return!

  5. ZoumasBloomers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Anyone else thinking of going 4 or 5 at the back when this restarts? In Germany it looks like attackers get rotated as part of the 5 subs very regularly

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Looks like a few clean sheets this weekend too in Bundesliga. I expect goals so will continue with 343

      1. Ron_Swanson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        5 out of 16 team kept a clean sheet. Doesn't feel like more than usual

        I noticed lots of yellows. 31 in the 4 Saturday games alone.

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Yeah i was just expecting less than usual.

    2. Ian & Zen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      It’ll be wise to have 15 starters in your team to mígate any subs
      Also depends what minute the designated subs are. if they are 61 min then yeah, for 5 defenders but if it’s 58 mins then maybe not.
      Centre backs may be preferable

    3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      No

      1. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Reminds me at the start of the season where everyone was preaching that big defence was the way to go. That worked out well 😀

      2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        As simple as this. Whether it works or not most of the fun from FPL comes from hoping for attacking returns.

        1. baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Attacking pts from defenders with maximum bp:s and 4 cs points are the biggest fun, correct.

    4. Dino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      I guess if you look at players/teams that perform well over extended periods of games every 3/4 days like Xmas time then you might get a feel for which players could do well with the returning condensed schedule also.

      I wouldn't be surprised to see some of the teams with nothing to play for punching it in and some of the players looking for moves making sure they do not get injuries. Lots of traps for the regular fpl player but where there us disruption there is opportunity for the better managers.

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        True

        If it was a Venn Diagram we probably have Teams trying for Europe in one circle, Teams Fighting Relegation in another circle, and Centreback/Talisman in the third

        Then focus team selection from the pool of players in the overlap of those three

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          *two even - you can’t really have a player from all three of those groups 🙂

    5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      There’s probably more likely to be merit in FPL Virg’s “Talismen & Centrebacks” team selection philosophy

      Although Walsh from FML FPL has setup with TAA, Doherty, Digne, Alonso & Ritchie with DCL lone striker

      He concluded that because defenders were rarely getting subbed in Germany that the same would happen in the PL

      Wouldn’t be so sure of that myself - seems a big enough leap to assume that will both continue indefinitely in Germany, let alone repeat itself in England... but it could work of course

      We’re all going to be dealing with ramped up frustration levels when it comes to FPL matches though (and we know how emotional they were already before 5 subs!)

      Nearly double the amount of players getting hooked before 59 mins is going to cause carnage on here on matchdays - the levels of seethe will be off the charts

    6. mad_beer ✅
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      I think it's best to make sure everyone in your team is a starter. There is going to be plenty of tears with the remaining games and the best way to protect yourself is to have sure starters.

      I think investing in def at the start will be a great strategy and then shift as we see a pattern develop.

      1. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 19 days ago

        But its quite difficult to predict so many variables. Team/individual form, tactical shape, subs, empty grounds, motivation, covid fear factor.... you name it!

        I think best strategy to start with is to have 15 very llikely to start players in your squad. I think to have only 1 or even 2 subs is potentially very risky. And than after the restart we can see more clarity.

        1. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Which is what you´re advocating for! 🙂

    7. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      “... in Germany it looks like attackers get rotated ...”. In the Bundesliga everyone is getting rotated except for Alphonso Davies. 🙂

  6. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Not posted in a while and pleased to see a lot of you still having fun on vFPL which is great to see

    See below... how am I shaping up for the season restart? I have FH and WC in hand (and BB), and if the first week back is confirmed as the DGW then it would make sense to use FH then...

    Any other thoughts or changes would be appreciated??

    Henderson Pope
    TAA AWB Saiss Lundstram Lascelles
    Salah KDB Fernandes Sarr Cantwell
    Jimenez Vardy DCL

    0.8 itb

    Thanks all

    1. Noah’s Ark
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      That is a nice team. I suppose it depends on what other fixtures, outside of the doubles, are in the first gw back. I have used my transfers over the last few weeks to remove the fodder in my team but have no dgw players other than Kdb.

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Teams looks good, it's very similar to mine but I've gone Auba and Pope over Vardy and Henderson. I don't think the second playing keeper is a necessity given that like me you have a WC to use before you BB. The first week back has already been confirmed as a DGW (see link below), and I'm planning to FH it if it doesn't look like there is going to be a big DGW later in the season when the rest of the fixtures are announced.

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

  7. Noah’s Ark
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Hello everyone. I hope all is well. Great to be playing around with the awld fantasy team again. It is going to be a very interesting end to the season.

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Hello.

  8. POLSKA GOLA
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    My team for the restart is:
    Hendo, McCarthy
    Lund, Baldock, TAA, Boly, Soy
    Mané, KDB, Maddison, Sarr, Cantwell
    Auba, Jimi, Ings
    0.1itb
    Thinking of BB.
    Anyone else tempted by McGinn as a DGW punt?

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Yeah.

      1. POLSKA GOLA
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Yeah to BB, McGinn or both?

  9. KP - FPL
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    What were the original set of fixtures for GW30 that was ultimately cancelled?

    1. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      AFC Bournemouth v Crystal Palace
      Aston Villa v Chelsea
      Brighton v Arsenal
      Everton v Liverpool
      Man City v Burnley
      Newcastle United v Sheffield United
      Norwich City v Southampton
      Spurs v Man Utd
      Watford v Leicester City
      West Ham v Wolves

      1. KP - FPL
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        thanks mate

        1. Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          No problem

    2. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 19 days ago

      AFC Bournemouth v Crystal Palace
      Aston Villa v Chelsea
      Brighton v Arsenal
      Everton v Liverpool
      Man City v Burnley
      Newcastle United v Sheffield United
      Norwich City v Southampton
      Spurs v Man Utd
      Watford v Leicester City
      West Ham v Wolves

  10. KP - FPL
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Which teams would you say have the most to play for apart from Liverpool?

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Those chasing euro spots, and those battling relegation.

      1. POLSKA GOLA
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        That would leave BUR, CRY and EVE as teams with absolutely nothing to play for, woudln’t it?

        1. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Yes, Initially just about anybody has something to play for (eg BUR, CRY are only are only 6 points back, EVE 8) from a euro spot, but if they don't get off to a good start their chances will diminish rapidly. So the closer they start to the Euro qualifying spots or relegation spots the better from a FPL prepective.

      2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Common sense really.

    2. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      I was never a fan of this theory, fighting relegation won't turn let's say Norwich into Barcelona all of the sudden, there's reason they're last in the table. Of course level of motivation is different for different teams but don't think there is hard data to prove that "most to play for" thing.

      And Liverpool need just 6 pts to be winners so they're not exactly good example either.

      1. Tinkermania
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 19 days ago

        @PIPERMARU, it's a question of personal tactics. I am a fan of that theory and I find it rewarding.

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Any examples of teams it has worked for?

          1. mad_beer ✅
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            It worked for Leiceister the year they nearly got relegated in 2014/15.

          2. Tinkermania
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Yes. Leicester is another example. I had the likes of Nzobia fighting relegation for Wigan some years ago. It's not necessarily for teams for me. Players from teams playing for something.

            1. Pipermaru
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              Guys, sure, it will work for a team or two from time to time but these are just exceptions, not rule. As a fans of this theory your brains just looking for data that coming along with it, that how it works.

              I'm a fan of numbers and law of averages so to speak. I would rather look at the PL table and ask myself which teams are over- and underperforming so far. And I would rather target them, in fact that is exactly what I'm doing every year from January (or at least try :P).

              1. Tinkermania
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 19 days ago

                There is no rule

                1. Pipermaru
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  No? Tell me if these don't happen every single season for the last decade or so:

                  Big six being, well, big six.

                  2 out of 3 promoted teams being relegated straight away.

                  Golden boot winner with 22-25 goals max. Best assister with around 15-20.

                  Everton trying to break into big six.

                  All the mid table teams being, well, mid table at the end, no matter how promising they've started the season.

                  And so on. I'm sure there's more.

          3. Ron_Swanson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Pompey 2005/06 season

      2. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        there is evidence that teams are more likely to rotate their squad when they have nothing to play for however, that's the big issue for me.

    3. Weffie von Wobbegong
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      At the moment all teams have something to play for apart from 5 of them , and looking at the fixtures I don't want any of their players anyway. Ask again after another 3 matches or so.

      Sorry 6 if you include City, but they have a double first so I wouldn't shed any of them until after that.

  11. Live Scoutcast 1pm Tues - How should FPL resume?
    J0E
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Live Scoutcast- Tuesday 1pm

    https://youtu.be/hxvC6Kpypn0

    I'll be joined by Andy and David to chat about how FPL should resume.

    Chips, strategy, transfers and more.

    Feel free to leave your questions and views here about how you'd like FPL to resume.

    See you then.

    1. KP - FPL
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Which teams would you say have the most to play for apart from Liverpool?

      Third time lucky!

      1. TwiggsJameson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        I suspect Liverpool will very soon have nothing to platy for, once the league is done and dusted.

    2. brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Hi Joe
      Other than Bruno, which other Man Utd players would you consider? AWB? Martial?

      1. DAZZ
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        AWB and Rashford for me

    3. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      I'd like FPL to resume as close to it normally would as possible.

      Chip strategy without the comfort of an assured big DGW is tricky. As a WC and BB holder I am thinking of going straight in with the WC to get the most value out of it, with around 7-8 DGW-ers and a lot of United, Chelsea, Wolves around them. FH-ers are in the best shape so I don't want to lose a lot of ground to them.

      If a BB opportunity presents itself later in the piece I will hopefully have the players to complement it using FT's.

      1. Top Mark.S
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        But the wildcard offers no immediate benefit in these new conditions so you should play it when you would have before lockdown because nothing has changed to advantage or disadvantage anybody

    4. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      As someone with all my chips left I would like as much chaos as possible and for FPL to NOT hand out free Wildcards or unlimited transfers.

      1. Pipermaru
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        I'm the same and I'm without WC/FH, what's wrong with me?

      2. Top Mark.S
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Appreciate your honesty

    5. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      No extra wildcard.
      No extra chips.
      No unlimited free transfers before the restart.
      Any rolled over free transfers can be used.
      Give us the fixture list, which takes into account the FA Cup fixtures too so we can see the expected fixtures in each GW.

      1. Pipermaru
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        This! And I'm without FH/WC...

    6. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Which attacking players are the least likeliest to suffer from the new 5 substitution rule?

      I think this makes Man City players a total lottery.

      1. FPL Kaka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Is going for players who have already had the virus (so could say immune) a sensible option? Like a cheeky punt on Callum-Hudson Odoi?

        1. Tinkermania
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Might work. I was going to look at CHO regardless. I must say I won't consider that in my selection.

        2. thegaffer82
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          There is no evidence that people who have had Covid-19 are then subsequently immune from it. It's actually from the same family as the flu viruses, so it's not like once you've had the flu, you never get it again is it?

          Hence, no. I won't be getting players based on if they've had the virus or not

        3. Mikeharbrw
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Cho might have other difficulties to think about...

      2. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Jesus and Kun will be a nightmare.

    7. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      One or two keepers? Best GK tandem to finish out the season?

    8. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Liverpool and City will likely have nothing to play for after a couple of weeks. When does ditching the likes of Salah, Mane, Trent, KDB, VVD (who all have mega ownership) become a viable strategy? No guarantees they will be rotated anyway, but nailing the timing of switches to Kane/Son/Rashford etc who will be massive differentials looks key.

      1. Ron_Swanson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        I think Klopp will want to keep Salah etc as match fit as possible for the Champions League so don't see them getting massively rotated.

        1. Whats the Huth
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Liverpool aren’t in the champion league anymore mate......

          1. Jon Walter's Hatty
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            He better say 'next season' quick...

        2. Ron_Swanson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          next season

        3. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 19 days ago

          LOL

    9. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      How much money should you have on your bench? 4.3 mids and non-playing keepers/defenders is a risky strategy. For those who have a bench boost left, it may make sense to beef them up a bit. But what if you don't?

      Imo Lundstram and Cantwell will be the best 2 here.

      1. Tinkermania
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 19 days ago

        I don't have plans for how much money to be on the bench. Never had. Maybe others have.

      2. Pipermaru
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        I wouldn't bother much without BB, non playing keeper and 4.3/4.4 mid would be there, plus two cheap, playing defenders.

        With BB you need that second keeper and better mid (Cantwell looks best so far), fairly simple.

    10. Mikeharbrw
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      What is the fairest way of resuming in the panels opinion?

      If you can not bring your own biases to the table... 😉

      1. P-h-o-e-n-i-x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Ha ha ...This question is like asking a person to not think about elephants so that he ends up thinking about elephants ..

    11. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Don't sit on the fence: should Official FPL give us unlimited transfers before the game resumes or would that be deeply unfair to the patient managers who still have their second wildcard?

    12. FPL Egregious
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Which team do you think will be the dark horse in these final gws? A team with something to play for i guess, but which?

      1. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 19 days ago

        My money would be on either ManU or Chelsea. Combination of something to play for + good run of fixtures + refreshed squad with key injured players back

    13. Monkey Hanger
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Does FPL ever ask Scout it's opinion with regards any subject?

      1. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Some of the changes they have made over the years appear to have been influenced by suggestions made in discussions on this site about changes that we would like to see, such as the replacement of the Main and January Wildcards by two half-season wildcards.
        A number of our leading Scouts have appeared regularly on the FPL Show, and I think that Geoff and David (and Mark before them) probably maintain fairly regular contact with them.

        1. FPL Virgin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Paul is the scout as well.

          1. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            I didn't know that - I thought it was still Mark!

    14. Gangster Panda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      I expect fpl to return & carry on where it left off. It’s unlucky for those that wildcarded shortly before the Covid break but they’ve also had a number of ‘free transfer weeks’ to tweak this, as has everyone, albeit without any knowledge of lay ahead. It’s unfortunate but I highly doubt any rule tweaking to appease a minority will happen.
      ‪It’s simply not in the game’s rules to ever change the number of chips we receive. (Fpl said as much in their statement) Since we’re still essentially mid-game, they can not and will not change the rules to something we all agreed to when we signed up at the beginning of the season. ‬

    15. Netley Lucas
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      FPL should resume at the end of GW29 position the PL was halted and reverse all transfers made since. It is wrong to suggest everyone could just carry on and make moves, some had more important things to do and some sadly won't return.

      1. jia you jia you
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        I took a -12 to gamble on City + Arsenal and got no value out of it but a huge drop in OR. Everyone will be free-hitting for the double now so it's doubly painful. Still don't mind a horrible season FPLwise as long as football returns and the season gets played out!
        Hope you're keeping well Netley btw?

  12. KP - FPL
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Which teams would you say have the most to play for apart from Liverpool?

    Thanks

    1. mad_beer ✅
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      I feel like I have seen this question three times today.

    2. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Spurs, Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal, Leicester, Wolves and Sheff Utd i.e. the CL / EL place chasers.

      Brighton, West Ham, Villa, Norwich, Watford and Bournemouth. i.e. the relegation fighters.

      Liverpool only have a little to play for now. Once they win their two games it is party time. Man City don't have much to play for either as they are pretty safe with their CL spot.

      1. GreennRed
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Pool should keep playing for a points record and so some teams don't gain an advantage if they field weakened teams.

      2. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Yes, but there are 2 important factors to consider IMO

        1) Liverpool. Yes, they just need 6 pts. But lets not forget they play some intense games on the run they surely wouldnt want to lose. Everton, City, Arsenal, Chelsea... plus they have pretty competitive players up front still competing for individual honours - goals, assists, season prizes. The same in def with TAA & Robbo. So, be careful ditching most valuable Liverpool assets.

        2) Man City. Yes, they have nothing to play for, League is gone, they fall from 2nd spot. And there is that FFP sanction still to decide. But, they have an incredible good run of fixtures and still on Champions League & FA Cup and we all know what Pep thinks about having the squad ready to perform at its best. There will be rotation for sure - what else is new right? - but again, be careful ditching most valuable City assets.

  13. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    I wonder how many of the top 100K will return and become active players. I imagine there will be a large drop in numbers.

    1. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      I was thinking the same thing actually.

      Inevitable that some won't come back this season for whatever reason. Maybe even a small number of players will be infected or recovering from Covid-19

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Imagine relying on covid19 to jump rankings jeez

  14. thegaffer82
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Feels good to be back ladies and gentlemen!!

    I've just been on the FPL site for the first time in ages and it now doesn't say how many transfers we have or anything like that. But, it seems like we can make transfers now (although I didn't hit the 'make transfers' button, so I'm not sure about this)

    Does this mean we have unlimited transfers for now? Or if I hit 'make transfers' will it just not allow any transfers to be made?

    1. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      It is like that for last couple of weeks actually, from what I've heard you cannot confirm transfers anyway. Think it's just provisional/limbo state of the website, waiting for PL to give us schedule.

    2. jia you jia you
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      'This game has now finished. Thanks for your interest, come back soon to select your squad for next season's game.'

      this message appears as soon as you hit confirm transfer

    3. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Nope. You can't confirm the transfers.

  15. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Might take a punt on Otamendi for the DGW at 4.9. Cameo is a worry but line ups are a bit of a lottery anyway.

    1. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Laporte for me but now you have put the idea in my head of a double up 😀

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Ota on for Laporte on 59, then vice versa in the second game!

    2. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Waste of a City spot imo.

      I'll probably end up using my FH for the opening DGW and my 3 City players will be Laporte, KDB & Kun.

      But, even if I wasn't using FH, I still wouldn't get Ota

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Laporte is obviously the better pick but City line-ups are still the hardest to pick of all.

      2. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 19 days ago

        KDB, Sterling and Kun

        1. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Or KDB, Sterling and Jesus

  16. Mogger11
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    When Fpl talk about ‘additional multiple gameweeks’ the consensus on here seems to be that this means single rather than double gameweeks. Am I the only one who thinks it implies doubles? I’m confused as to why you’d need the word ‘multiple’ in the phrase at all if it wasn’t meant to suggest doubles (or even triples!).

    1. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      in lazy writing "additional gameweeks" could imply just one.

      1. Mogger11
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        I know but it’s the word ‘multiple’ I’m interested in. Why is it even there if it doesn’t mean double?

        1. Bossworld
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 19 days ago

          The phrasing is ambiguous at best.

          Additional multiple suggests more DGWs

          Multiple additional would just suggest GW39 through to GW4X

          1. Tinkermania
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 19 days ago

            It is ambiguous but considering they want to get the season over and done with quick, it'd likely there be lots of doubles. The next one is already a double gw for a start.

            1. GreennRed
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              It's only a double to get every team on same number of games played in case the league is curtailed.

  17. Crunchie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    So the fixtures look like as you were in the order they are played.

    Its 17th/20th been confirmed as a DGW or a SGW (just 17th)? I dont suppose an announcement has been made yet?

    Thanks

    Russ

    https://talksport.com/football/557461/premier-league-fixtures-in-full-when-football-returns-dates-and-kick-off-times/

    1. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 19 days ago

      If that is the case there will be loads of DGW

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 19 days ago

        ...sounds so yummy

    2. GreennRed
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      *kick-off times to be confirmed while fixtures dates are subject to change

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        I expect that depends on the FA Cup

  18. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Can someone kindly wake fpl up... I need to do some transfers ahead of the restart

  19. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Will be interesting to see how FPL reschedule the h2h leagues upon restart. Particularly for those that have precisely 20 participants for a uniform home/ away format.

    1. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      I assume they're just going to end, which would be disappointing. Does it say anything about it in the rules?

      1. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Dunno. Not that ive checked.