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Win a year’s membership by joining our FPL mini-league and raise money for the NHS

We have launched a new Fantasy Premier League classic mini-league to mark the resumption of the 2019/20 season, with scoring starting from Gameweek 30+.

Whether you’re currently ranked first in the world or closer to the seven-million mark, everyone is in with a chance of winning as all entrants start from zero.

Head to the FPL site via this link and use the code ‘i3lxye’ to sign up (full details are towards the bottom of this piece).

There’s not only pride at stake in this mini-league but the carrot of free annual memberships to the managers who finish in the top five places.

Don’t worry if you’re already subscribed for 2020/21 – we’ll refund your payment if your finish qualifies you for this prize.

Our new end-of-season mini-league is called the ‘The FFScout Charity Shield‘ and we’re also using this opportunity to try and raise money for the NHS.

We usually offer Amazon vouchers to those finishing in the podium places of our Fantasy Football Scout and Fantasy Football Scout Members leagues, and that remains the case in this stop-start season.

For ‘The FFScout Charity Shield’, we at Fantasy Football Scout are pledging the cash equivalent – £300 – to NHS Charities Together.

The selfless work that our National Health Service key workers carry out on a daily basis has been brought into sharp focus over the last three months.

We’re honoured to be donating money to such a worthwhile cause and we’re inviting you to do the same via our JustGiving page.

We should stress that a donation is not mandatory and anyone can enter ‘The FFScout Charity Shield’ whether they are able to make a financial contribution or not; we fully appreciate that these are tough, unprecedented times and some of you will perhaps not be in a position to do so.

If you are able to spare a bob or two, however, then you can do so by clicking on the below link.

Many thanks to anyone who donates to the fund and good luck for the rest of the season.


CLICK HERE TO DONATE MONEY TO THE NHS VIA OUR JUSTGIVING PAGE

CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR END-OF-SEASON MINI-LEAGUE*

*the code for our mini-league is i3lxye. Click the link under ‘Join an existing league’ and then select ‘Join private league’ before entering the code.


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  1. Rashford FC
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Thoughts on playing bench boost with no WC?

    Might end up having too much value on my bench next week...

    1. Geordie19
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Not likely going to be another double gameweek

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        This though

      2. Rashford FC
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        True

      3. Rashford FC
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Going for it.

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Different strokes for different folks

    3. Jullepuu
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I'm in the same spot and I'm just going to play the bb with a bad bench

  2. El Tel
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    BB team for 31+. No wildcard remaining;

    Ederson* Reina*
    Alonso Maguire Doherty Targett* Egan*
    Barnes Pulisic Sterling* Grealish* Sarr
    Auba* Rashford Jiminez

    A) Ederson and Pulisic
    OR
    B) Leno and Martial

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      30?

      1. El Tel
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        That's the one!

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Where’s KDB??

      1. El Tel
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I'm going for Raz captain so I'll be hoping for a KDB blank anyway. I have ground to make up

        1. FPLGraham
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Raz (C) is fair enough but I think I'd still at least own KDB for protection. Won't make up any ground if he bangs.

          Sacrifice Rashford for the money...

  3. noquarternt
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Henderson Reina
    Fernandez Saiss Targett O’Connell Baldock
    Sterling Mahrez Saka Pepe Grealish
    Aguero (c) Jota Aubameyang

    BB

    Not perfect of course, but is Reina going to play?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      i wouldn't pick reina. saka a doubt as well. no kdb could hurt. just my thoughts 🙂

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Potentially not. Not worth the risk

  4. Jullepuu
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    How is my team looking? I don't have a wildcard

    Pope Reina
    TAA Doherty Egan Lascelles Smith
    Mane KDB Grealish Duda Douglas Luiz
    Auba Kun Jota

  5. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    30-Unlimited
    31-1/2 transfers to get ‘Pool players
    32-Free hit
    33- Wildcard (with League maybe win and more data available)

    Anyone else on this plan?

  6. Tom the Sloth
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    List of players who are out of contract after this season (and might be a bigger risk in the run-in):

    Willian (CHE)
    Fraser (BOU)
    Vertonghen (TOT)
    D. Silva (MCI)
    Luiz (ARS)
    Lallana (LIV)
    Pedro (CHE)
    Clyne (LIV)
    Cedric (SOU)
    Lundstram (SHU)
    Tanganga (TOT)
    Mendy (LEI)
    Ibe (BOU)

    Source: Transfermarkt (looked up players soon out of contract with value above £4.7m)

    Two appealing DGW players are out of contract (as is). Will this lessen your interest in David Luiz and, especially, John Lundstram?

    Does the contract situation in CHE and TOT give you more reason to pick their other players in those positions (wingers from CHE and centre backs from TOT) as their first team place looks more secure?

    1. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I think Lundstram has a 12mth extension clause. Wilder said he intended to trigger it.

      1. Tom the Sloth
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        You are so right.

        But the choice of words in this article suggests that Lundstram is not very interested in a new contract - which prompts SHU to trigger the extension. Perhaps against Lundstram's own wishes.

        https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/sport/football/news/john-lundstram-john-egan-contract-18282741

        In any case, he is still soon out of contract (even if it is next year), and they have signed his replacement in Sander Berge.

        For me, even Egan and Basham looks like better options atm =)

    2. noquarternt
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I think my interest in Luiz is so low it couldn’t get much lower.

      1. Tom the Sloth
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        He must be the defender with the most dribbles in a game, and even takes direct freekicks ^^ Imagine the BPS potential!

  7. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Wow i have to say im seriously surprised by so many captaining a 90 mins player in a DGW

    1. Geordie19
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Who’s the popular one you’ve seen?

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Aguero

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I doubt anyone’s playing 90 in the first game back (well apart from 6 from each team)

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Aguero shd play 90 mins in the dgw. Hes pretty much a SGW player in a DGW

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          So captain Ederson?

          1. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Im thinking grealish. Kdb shd get around 120 or more too imo

        2. El Presidente
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I dont think people cap Aguero are thinking about his minutes... its more like... his instinct!

  8. Geordie19
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Bb this week and fh next (WC33)
    So who to pick for my defence:
    Thinking...Targett, Boly, PVA, Lascelles, Basham.
    But then I’m missing out a 2nd SHU defender but that’s because I have gw32 in mind...thoughts? Thank you!!

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      i like the pva pick i m going for him as well.

  9. King Kohli
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Best pick on a FH?

    A. Doherty + Lundstram
    B. TAA + O'Connell
    C. Robbo/VVD + Lundstram

    1. Mufc202020
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A - providing lunny starts, should get early team news before the deadline

    2. Geordie19
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A

    3. El Tel
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A

  10. Mufc202020
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Anyone else deciding to play Nketiah over Auba and spending the 7 mil elsewhere??

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Not me, have too much cash already

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      i have both

    3. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Me!
      Can’t fit him in with Sterling KDB Aguero TAA

    4. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Im thinking about it. Team looks miles better

    5. El Presidente
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Not for me

  11. Zilla
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    g2g?

    Henderson
    TAA Lundstram Egan Targett
    KDB Sterling Bruno Grealish
    Aguero(TC) Auba

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Might as well use TC in a SGW

      1. Zilla
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Reckon BB worth more than TC?

  12. _Ninja_
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Alonso, Mount or Doherty for final spot in FH team? Cheers

    Henderson
    TAA Stevens Lundy
    Grealish Sterling KDB
    Kun Auba Jimenez

    Fodder Targett Luiz Fodder

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Between Doherty and mount

      Think Doherty edges it, but it’s Villa for mount!

    2. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Too much Sheffield defence.I'd drop a defender and bring in Doherty and Mount. Alonso a bit of a risk.

  13. The Mighty Whites
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Thoughts on BB team?

    Leno - Reina

    TAA - O'Connell - Basham - Egan - Aarons

    Sterling - KDB - Grealish - McGinn - Saka

    Aguero - Aubameyang - Jimenez

    1. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Very similar to what is becoming the template. I'd rather have Henderson as keeper and replace one of the Sheffield defenders.

  14. FPLGraham
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    What's all this about Reina not being nailed then?

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Who cares, if he plays in both fixtures he’s unlikely to get 4 points

      1. FPLGraham
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        who am i sticking in as 2nd keeper if can't go for two DGWers then boss?

        1. The_Fish
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Hendo, Leno and Ederson. Pick 2.

          1. FPLGraham
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Hendo Leno I guess, and compromise elsewhere.

        2. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Depends on your strategy but McCarthy or Krul at that price range are more appealing even with one fixture imo

    2. El Presidente
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Of course he´s nailed. Who´s gonna play in goal, Nyland? Give me a break.

      1. FPLGraham
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        S'what the fans and local media seem to reckon.

        1. El Presidente
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I think its all BS. Mind games.

  15. The_Fish
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Do we know who is likely to play in defence for Arsenal?

    I'm 0.2 short of Ederson and Luiz. Can go with Leno and Laporte but obviously Laporte isn't nailed.

    1. El Presidente
      1 month, 27 days ago

      My bet would be Bellerin Luiz Mari Tierney

  16. The Mighty Hippo
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Some help here folks, I've been busy looking at multiple options for a BB team and I can't find anything to settle on. I simply don't like loading up on Villa, Arsenal and Sheffield United players in the hope that they will at least play over both games. It essentially forces me into a w/c or free hit the week after.

    For wildcard owners, is it a good strategy to consider playing a FH this week and reverting to a decent pre-shutdown team, allowing more time to take stock and use team value wisely during a future w/c. Or is does the points potential from the double gameweek make a BB a more sensible option?

    1. The_Fish
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      It depends how you play. I'm going all in on the double I think.

      12 DGW players and then a WC to follow in the next couple of weeks. I'm happy to keep Grealish, Auba, etc in the team for a while.

    2. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Make life easy for yourself and don't overthink, that's what I've done. If you have your WC and FH, the overwhelming advice from all FPL quarters is:
      Unlimited Transfers and BB GW30+
      WC GW31+
      FH GW38+

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        team value will be hit hard before the WC if you use unlimited transfers this week.

        GW30+ FH
        GW31+ WC to set your team up to get a decent playing bench

        Then BB any game when the stars are aligned and your bench has some easy fixtures, intact plan for this for GW32+ with a bench from Watford, Palace, Soton, Burnley, Newcastle or even Arsenal 🙂

    3. jackjones
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      There is a degree of heard mentality I think. The choice of BB in 30+ and WC in 31+ makes sense if you expect your WC team to be quite different to your current team.
      But if not, then you are using two chips to get maybe 15 to 20 extra points, which seems a waste.

  17. jim0wheel
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Good weekend everyone?

    Sick of looking at this now - UT/BB GW30+ then WC GW31+ team:

    Leno - Henderson
    TAA - Baldock - Bellerin - O'Connell - Boly
    KDB - Mahrez - Grealish - Mount - Cantwell
    Auba - Aguero - Jimenez

    Nowt ITB, probably going to captain Aguero. Any suggestions?

  18. Disturbed
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Best option to complete this BB attack? One gw only. Budget 5.5m.

    Kdb mount grealish fleck xxxx
    Kun Auba jiminez

    1. jim0wheel
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      For 5.5 it would have to be McGinn or Cantwell for me.

  19. rnrd
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    looking for a SGW def for both GW30 and 32. Max budget 4.8

    A- Boly (whu, avl)
    B- Masina (LEI, SOU)
    C- other ?

  20. Odin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Hope you are all keeping well.

    UT/BB GW30+ then WC GW31+ team. Still have all chips and WC, in 2nd place in my mini league (18 pts behind).

    Think I'm getting close to pulling the trigger on one of these teams. Which do you prefer, A or B?

    Team A: 0.3 itb
    Leno -Reina
    TAA - David Luiz - Basham - Baldock - O'Connell
    KDB - Mahrez - Grealish - Mount - Douglas Luiz
    Aguero - Abuameyang - Ings

    Team B: 0 itb
    Henderson - Leno
    TAA - Baldock - Saiss - Lundstram - Targett
    KDB - Mahrez - Grealish - Saka - Douglas Luiz
    Aguero - Abuameyang - Vardy

    Thanks!

  21. Silecro
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    pls help me choose between Sterling team and No Sterling team:
    1. No Sterling team
    Leno/Henderson
    TAA/Baldock/Stevens/Targett/Saiss
    KDB/Mahrez/Grealish/McGinn/Mount
    Kun/Auba/Jota

    2. Sterling team
    Reina/Henderson
    TAA/Basham/Egan/Lascelles/Saiss
    KDB/Sterling/Grealish/Fleck/Mount
    Kun/Auba/Samatta

    Cheers!

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I can't really see any justification for picking Sterling over Mahrez, so 1

  22. Braxton
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Which combo:
    Aguero-mount
    Sterling-Dcl