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Eliteserien Round 3 – Where has all the money gone?

We sit here on the eve of Round 4 in the Eliteserien still awaiting a Rosenborg win. Although they managed to score twice (will let them claim that own goal as their goal – I think they need it, to be honest) they remain winless, languishing above the relegation zone on a single point. You’d have to be more than brave to suggest they are in any real danger of dropping out of the division but at the same time, you’d be labelled something close to mad if you were to suggest they are in any way shape or form title contenders this season. Finishing third again has to be the aim – oh how the mighty have fallen.

I wanted to start by highlighting Rosenborg’s poor form because it plays into what I am looking at this week – are we getting our money’s worth? Are the most expensive players in the game worth investing in? Or can we find better deals elsewhere? If you are sitting there looking at your team and you have even one Rosenborg player, let me tell you… you’re being conned.

Three gameweeks in and we have already had eighty-four goals. That’s eighty-four goals in just twenty-four games. If you can’t be bothered to do the math, it means we’re seeing 3.5 goals a game. With games averaging over 20 shots, it’s hardly surprising we’ve only had 10 clean sheets from a possible 48. This league is full of goals which is what makes it to me so entertaining to watch. This is football 101 – get the ball and try and score. Put it in the back of the net and if you let one in, make sure to score another. It may not be to everyone’s taste but I love it.

Now on to what I want to talk about. How well are we, as Fantasy Football Managers, managing our finances? At the start of the season, we were given a 100mNOK budget and I’m interested in working where the majority of that money has gone. Have we focused too much on premium assets that we’ve sacrificed squad stability and balance, or have we prioritised building balanced, well-thought-out teams with as little of our budget being spent on big-ticket assets?

Some managers prefer to get as many premium players into their squads as possible. It may seem outrageous to some of us, after all, what if one of those big-name players doesn’t perform? Your rank can take a nosedive. Of course, when they do perform, they have such high ceilings it can often offset the risk so much it’s worth doing.

Other players (yours truly included) favour a more conservative approach in picking as few premium options as possible, as to afford more balance, adaptability and more importantly, point-scoring options who are more likely to grind out returns throughout the season, albeit with a much lower points-potential.

As far as I’m aware, these are the two most employed strategies when approaching with Fantasy Football – hold your cards close to your chest, biding your time, or throw caution to the wind and go all in. More often than not as the season pushes along, those who favour one approach might start to favour the other, being sure to be flexible in the face of change.

But the question still remains: do we buy the flashy convertible, throw back the roof, put metal to the floor and drive with the wind in our hair like we’re born to die, or do we buy a Volvo? Panache vs practicality.

The biggest argument I constantly hear against spreading the funds is that money tied up in your bench is wasted money. It’s a fair argument if you’re routinely going into gameweeks with over 20m in your benched players. The extra money could definitely go some ways to improving what you already have, but if you like to have back up players ready to go in case of any emergency or last-minute rotation, it’s not completely illogical. The main drawback of spreading funds around your team is that you are limiting yourself to have players with much lower ceilings, potentially yielding less points than you might otherwise get.

Anywho – onto the data. I will be looking at the Top 10 highest scoring assets in each position, grouping them into one of the four following categories:

Premium, Mid, Budget and Ultra-Budget.

The idea is to see what kind of correlation there is between player cost and points scored, to get a good idea of their true value. As ever we will look at % ownership to get a better idea of the lay of the land, but will not be evaluating who offers best points per minutes at this moment in time. I feel this is something for a future article much later in the season when we have more data at our disposal.

GOALKEEPERS

1) Makani (4.6m) 19pts [8.8%]

2) Myhra (4.5m) 17pts [11.0%]

3) Ahamada (6.0m) 14pts [3.0%]

4) Sandberg (6.0m) 13pts [21%]

5) Mbaye (4.5m) 11pts [7.3%]

6) Linde (6.0m) 10pts [9.4%]

7) Hansen (6.0m) 10pts [11.1%]

8) Klaesson (5.0m) 9pts [15.3%]

9) Mitov Nilsson (5.5m) 7pts [3.4%]

10) Khaykin (5.0m) 6pts [1.8%]

The goalkeepers sitting atop the pile are probably not who most would expect to see. Mjondalen’s Sosha Makani has conceded just once in three games, making ten saves and racking up 3 bonus points in the process. He’s been so good his ownership has grown by almost a factor of five since Round 1. More than half of Myhra’s points have come from one game in which he saved a penalty, made eight saves and got one bonus point. The 23 year-old Norwegian has made fifteen saves so far this campaign – the most in the division.

Overall, 6 out of the top 10 scoring goalkeepers are the most owned in the game, meaning we’ve done alright with our cash. While Linde and Sandberg owners will fully expect their number 1’s to top the points table come the end of the season, Makani and Myhra owners are getting far more bang for their buck right now.

Top 10 Scoring Goalkeepers Breakdown: 4 Premium, 3 Mid, 3 Budget

Premium goalkeepers seem to be slightly more consistent than any other bracket, but it’s hard to deny that mid-priced goalkeepers, for now, have the edge on their more expensive peers.

DEFENDERS

1) Gregersen (5.2m) 25pts [20.8%]

2) Hanche-Olsen (5.5m) 24pts [30.7%]

3) Nakkim (4.6m) 20pts [10.8%]

4) Haugen (6.5m) 17pts [5.2%]

5) Holmgren-Pedersen (5.5m) 16pts [12.3%]

6) Solholm Johansen (5.5m) 16pts [9.3%]

7) Kristiansen (5.5m) 15pts [6.3%]

8) Aasbak (5.0m) 15pts [9.5%]

9) Solheim (5.0m) 15pts [4.1%]

10) Dragsnes (5.0m) 15pts [3.2%]

Three of the top five highest-scoring defenders all play for Molde. This really shouldn’t come as much of a shock – they are hard to score against and being a very attack-minded team, their defenders are usually in on the action. Between them, Gregersen, Haugen and Holmgren-Pedersen have registered 5 attacking returns and 8 bonus points, despite only managing a solitary clean sheet.

Hanche-Olsen and Solheim are the two Stabaek defenders that make the top 10 – being one of only two teams (the other being Mjondalen) to keep two clean sheets in their opening three games. The former has been awarded two bonus points in each of his three appearances as well as getting a goal against Sandefjord. Mjondalen remain unbeaten and have conceded just once which means it should come as no surprise then to see three of their defenders in the top 10. Kristiansund’s Aasbak and Brann’s Kristiansen make up the numbers.

Overall, 2 out of the top 10 scoring defenders are the most owned in the game. Quite frankly, we’ve not done too well here. While some managers might be quick to point out high ownerships of ultra-budget defenders such as Vogt and Daland, they are the only two 4.0m defenders in the top 10 most-owned table.

Molde, Brann and Kristiansund defenders will be expected to continue to keep racking up the points, while it remains to be seen if the cheaper Mjondalen options will still be viable half-way through the season.

Top 10 Scoring Defenders Breakdown: 1 Premium, 8 Mid, 1 Budget

While we might be collectively looking in the wrong places, the good news is that mid-priced defenders are the ones bringing home the bacon right now and provide affordable options going forward.

MIDFIELDERS

1) Sandberg (7.6m) 29pts [17%]

2) Zinckernagel (8.2m) 28pts [32%]

3) Hauge (7.6m) 26pts [14.1%]

4) Pellegrino (9.1m) 26pts [16.8%]

5) Eikrem (12.6m) 22pts [45.2%]

6) Saltnes (7.5m) 20pts [23%]

7) Maigaard (8.4m) 19pts [5.7%]

8) Hove (5.5m) 19pts [1.0%]

9) Berg (4.5m) 18pts [30.3%]

10) Kassi (6.1m) 17pts [5.7%]

Free-scoring Bodo/Glimt are a team made of midfielders who love to score goals. And set up goals. And in general score fantasy points, as is made pretty obvious. Four of the top ten play for them and together they’ve earned a massive 92pts (23pts each). Considering that not one of them started the season priced any higher than 8.0m, that’s pretty ridiculous.

Niklas Sandberg has until recently been flying under the radar. Originally priced at 7.5m, you can certainly expect this number to keep on rising as he’s currently the second-highest scoring player in the game. A big part of his appeal is that he is on penalty kicks for Haugesund, and while his team have had an abysmal start to the season, he seems to be flourishing, scoring in every single game so far and getting an assist too.

Pellegrino’s 23pt haul against Aalesunds meant he went from being in slightly more than two thousand teams to nearly three times that in just one game week. His injury kept him out of Round 3, but due to his absurd haul still sits fourth in our list.

Eikrem has had a slow but steady start for his almost fourteen thousand owners, and a recent brace from Maigaard – earning him 14pts – has started to show he might be worth the money after all. Budget options Hove and Kassi have four attacking returns between them while BFP magnet Patrick Berg has managed to earn himself eight out of a possible nine bonus points in his first three games. He may only have scored once, but the BFP system clearly favours his industrious performances regardless of end product.

Overall, 7 out of the top 10 scoring midfielders are the most owned in the game which would seem to imply we know our midfielders somewhat better than our defenders. For whatever reason, we’ve been able to identify where the goals, assists and bonus points will be coming from a lot easier in midfield than in defence even though the legend himself Wolff Eikrem is just the fifth-highest scorer.

Top 10 Scoring Midfielders Breakdown: 2 Premium, 5 Mid, 2 Budget, 1 Ultra-Budget

Just like it was with defenders, it seems that the more reasonably priced options are not only offering the best value for money (something we’ll talk about in another article) but they’re actually scoring more points than their more expensive cousins. Patrick Berg has been criminally under-priced this season and represents ridiculous – utterly ridiculous – value for money at 4.5m, the cheapest starting price for midfielders.

FORWARDS

1) Junker (8.4m) 31pts [31.9%]

2) Borven (11.0m) 25pts [34.1%]

3) Bamba (9.1m) 24pts [19.1%]

4) Salvesen (8.6m) 19pts [22.4%]

5) Bringaker (5.6m) 18pts [8.4%]

6) Vilhjalmsson (8.0m) 17pts [18.7%]

7) Abdellaoue (7.4m) 15pts [4.1%]

8) Shuaibu (6.0m) 14pts [2.8%]

9) Fridjonsson (7.5m) 12pts [2.1%]

10= Ammitzboll (6.4m) 9pts [0.9%]

10= Omoijuanfo (11.1m) 9pts [9.1%]

10= Berisha (9.0m) 9pts [10.9%]

Somewhat unsurprisingly Kasper Junker is the highest-scoring player in the game. And owned by 31.9% of managers, his affordable services have not gone unnoticed. After his brilliant hat-trick against Haugesund at the weekend, he scored and set one up against Rosenborg in their famous 3-2 win in Trondheim on Thursday evening. He is a player that looks relentless in his charge for goals, points and acclaim – I am absolutely certain he will be up there with the likes of Borven and Eikrem come the end of the season, that is if he doesn’t leave the club. If he keeps up this level of brilliance he’ll undoubtedly start attracting clubs from around Europe in need of a leading man. Hopefully, for our sakes, he stays in Norway for at least until the end of the season.

Borven, Bamba, Salvesen and Vilhjalmsson were always expected to be amongst the highest scoring forwards (as their relative ownerships should imply) but it’s the inclusion of IK Start’s Bringaker and Mjondalen’s Shuaibu that catch the eye. The former has managed a goal every game even though he was only given 45 minutes against Molde, and 23 year-old Shuaibu will have delighted the few managers who chose him in their initial Round 1 squads, with the Nigerian scoring twice and earning two bonus points to sit just five points behind Stromsgodset’s Salvesen.

Newly promoted Aalesunds potentially have themselves a capable goalscorer in Icelandic international Holmbert Fridjonsson, who despite only being given just over two hours of football has managed to score two of his clubs five goals this campaign. Abdellaoue was given just fifty minutes of game time in Sarpsborg’s first two games before deciding to give him the full ninety against Stromsgodset – what a decision that turned out to be. The Norwegian forward bagged himself a brace and all three bonus points to end the evening on 13pts.

Ammitzboll, Ohi and Berisha have all scored once to complete the list. Despite playing 260 minutes of football Berisha has only managed to find the net once while Ohi – deputising for James against Rosenborg and Start – has looked lacklustre, lazy and wasteful in front of goal. His one bonus point against Rosenborg in particular seeming somewhat of a charity rather than a reflection of his performance.

Overall, 7 out of the top 10 (12) scoring forwards are the most owned in the game, with James, Strand Larsen and Ostensen making up the numbers. My only reservation with this conclusion is how many of the players above are there due to a single performance, which seems to skew overall value. Looking at the top 6 players (Junker to Vilhjalmsson) gives us a much better understanding of where to look for consistent forwards who are playing regularly and offer more structure rather than one-off performances.

Top 10(12) Scoring Forwards Breakdown: 5 Premium, 4 Mid, 3 Budget

As we have 3 players tied on 9pts, this has opened the door for the premium options to walk in and be counted. Even so, it’s quite obvious that yet again the mid-priced options provide a good supply of points, in the absence of financial ruin. While many of us will expect to see both Molde forwards, Bamba, Junker and Borven near the top of the scoring charts at the end of the season, it looks as though we might have a few cheaper alternatives not too far behind as well.

CONCLUSION

While premium options should not be ignored, it is clear to me that mid-priced and budget-priced options are a vital mainstay of this game. This is a marathon, not a sprint and will require us to sometimes look outside the realm of what the hivemind might think to be acceptable. It’s early days but we’re already catching glimpses of certain players who may prove to be the diamond in the rough we’re all so eagerly searching for.

The most expensive players in the game are, bar a few, playing their part in giving us our money’s worth. It’s to be expected – they’re priced that way for a reason. But it should be clear to anyone in two minds before reading this article that there are a lot of reasonably-priced alternatives who are, up to this point, outperforming their value and giving us something to think about.

Overall I think can agree the vast majority of us have spent wisely thus far, which should be received as a huge positive as it’s often the case that we find ourselves attracted to the shiniest, most useless things that prove to be false investments. Right now that doesn’t seem to be the case. Even if some of us are truly woeful at managing our finances in real life, it looks as though for now our Fantasy Football investments are paying dividends.

ReindeerHotdog Should be my Eliteserien Team: https://en.fantasy.eliteserien.no/entry/12433/event/1”

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  1. Eytexi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 days, 18 hours ago

    EIKREM ASSIST?

  2. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 days, 18 hours ago

    Molde get a 2nd!!!
    1-2

    1. Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 days, 18 hours ago

      Ulvestad Own Goal...

  3. ReindeerHotdog
      4 days, 18 hours ago

      What is going on? Absolutely horrendous goals for Kristiansund to let in. What a suckerpunch.

      1. Mince n Tatties
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 days, 18 hours ago

        I’ll take the Eikrem assist all the same

        1. Sandstorm
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 days, 18 hours ago

          Oh, nice! Maybe I don't after all stop playing this stupid game right now.

    • Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 days, 18 hours ago

      Brann

      30 Ali Nadhoim Ahamada
      2 Taijo Teniste
      3 Vegard Valgermo Forren
      21 Ruben Kristiansen
      25 Ole Martin Lekven Kolskogen
      9 Petter Dahle Strand
      10 Amer Ordagic
      29 Kristoffer Ramos Barmen
      7 Gilbert Koomson
      11 Karamoko Daouda Bamba
      16 Robert Thomas Taylor

    • Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 days, 18 hours ago

      Sarpsborg 08

      33 David Erik Johan Mitov Nilsson
      3 Jørgen Horn
      4 Bjørn Inge Utvik
      6 Nicolai Næss
      11 Jonathan Lindseth
      14 Anton Janos Jönsson Saletros
      15 Gaute Høberg Vetti
      16 Joachim Thomassen KAPTEIN
      8 Mohamed Ofkir
      10 Jørgen Strand Larsen
      70 Alexander Amir Adel

      1. ReindeerHotdog
          4 days, 17 hours ago

          Why. Not. Start. Mos.

          No Halvorsen either? Interesting.

      2. Eytexi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 days, 18 hours ago

        Why on earth would KBK sub Pellegrino?

        1. Ramboros
          • 8 Years
          4 days, 18 hours ago

          Knee injury. He looked visibly uncomfortable at times while he was walking around.

          1. Eytexi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 days, 18 hours ago

            Thought that was just his lanky-man walk. Hopefully he's fit for the weekend.

      3. Mince n Tatties
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 days, 18 hours ago

        KBK have a penalty...

        1. Mince n Tatties
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 days, 18 hours ago

          In the 94th minute...

        2. Mince n Tatties
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 days, 18 hours ago

          And score!!!!
          2-2

          1. Mince n Tatties
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 days, 18 hours ago

            Hopmark puts it away

        3. ReindeerHotdog
            4 days, 18 hours ago

            Talk about jammy points... Hopmark comes off my bench for Gregersen. Hahaha. Gotta love it. Gotta love it.

            1. El Puqi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              4 days, 17 hours ago

              No way! You deserved it tho.

              1. ReindeerHotdog
                  4 days, 17 hours ago

                  I have Hopmark as my 4th defender because he plays in midfield and does the running of two men. Admittedly I didn't know he was on penalties. If this is a thing, that's very useful indeed.

                  Everybody has been negatively affected by Gregersen not being included - I guess that's one big advantage of having a bench player capable of getting points. However jammy and 'at the end of a match-y' they may well be.

                  Now on to my Brann triple up - Kristiansen, Koomson and Bamba to give me a nice arrow of green hopefully.

              2. Revival
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                4 days, 17 hours ago

                I've got Nasberg off my bench after Psyche no show. Started Pellegrino too!

              3. Paul Psychic Octopus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                4 days, 16 hours ago

                That is very funny. Well done!

                Have to say, it was an extremely well-taken penalty. As a penalty taker myself - who missed only one in his career, the very last one I took before retiring - Hopmark's was beautifully disguised and firmly struck. The two key ingredients of a great penalty imho.

                1. ReindeerHotdog
                    4 days, 15 hours ago

                    Pure, pure composure. Didn't look fazed whatsoever.

                    I do like Hopmark as a player. Think he could easily fit in at Molde or Bodo/Glimt. ESN kind of messed up classing him as a defender when he's clearly playing in midfield every single game.

                    1. Paul Psychic Octopus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      4 days, 14 hours ago

                      He's my 6th defender.

                      i.e. I've just knee-jerked him in for any one of the rabble I have been desperate to get rid of. Was going to get Aasbak, but his injury and Hopmark's penalty made the decision easy.

                      1. ReindeerHotdog
                          4 days, 7 hours ago

                          6 defenders? Come on man, psychic as well as having one more player than all of us? No fair.

                          1. Paul Psychic Octopus
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            3 days, 17 hours ago

                            Well, '6th defender' is a euphemism for 'next cab off the rank'. i.e. he's heading into my team ASAP. In fact he's already there.

                            Farewell dear Valsvik. Now sitting on the Naughty Step with Bojang and others. Can't say I'm sorry to see you go.

              4. Eytexi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                4 days, 17 hours ago

                Why on earth does Hopmark get 3 BAPS for scoring a penalty.

                1. Mince n Tatties
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  4 days, 17 hours ago

                  Nothing for Eikrem either...
                  Come on Bamba and Koomson!!

                2. ReindeerHotdog
                    4 days, 17 hours ago

                    Because I asked really nicely.

                3. Nick.P
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  4 days, 17 hours ago

                  How did James play for Molde? Thinking of going ohi to James as James is the starter??? Don’t wanna go Borven like everyone else

                4. Nick.P
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  4 days, 17 hours ago

                  I know names didn’t score but did he play well is he first choice?

                5. ReindeerHotdog
                    4 days, 16 hours ago

                    This commentator is talking absolute rubbish.
                    Firstly doesn't know what an own goal is.
                    Secondly thinks an arm tucked in up against a chest "isn't by his side" and "that could've easily been as penalty."

                    This is what happens when you have solo commentators - you don't have the other guy to call him out on how much rubbish he's talking so he carries on unperturbed.

                    1. Eytexi
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      4 days, 16 hours ago

                      I have screamed at the TV more because of commentator mistakes than I have because of actual football today.

                      1. Paul Psychic Octopus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        4 days, 14 hours ago

                        Select 'mute' for a calmer life.

                  • Mince n Tatties
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    4 days, 16 hours ago

                    Brann take the lead!!
                    1-0

                    1. Mince n Tatties
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      4 days, 16 hours ago

                      Koomson ya wee beauty!

                      1. ReindeerHotdog
                          4 days, 16 hours ago

                          We like it. We like it.

                      2. Eytexi
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        4 days, 16 hours ago

                        Sold for Hauge so mixed feelings. He always looks great, will definitely have him back when Hauge leaves B/G.

                        1. ReindeerHotdog
                            4 days, 16 hours ago

                            Struggling to find someone as good value as Koomson who actually looks a talented player.

                            I do like Velde and Edvardsen though. Hove also looks a decent player - good potential for sure.

                      3. Eytexi
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        4 days, 15 hours ago

                        "Thomassen is definitely onside here.. is he? No." *replay shows him being about 4 yards offside*.

                        Who actually is this commentator?

                        1. ReindeerHotdog
                            4 days, 15 hours ago

                            I recognise his voice. He's definitely doing something like Tour de France or Tennis or some other sport. Maybe even Strongest Man? I cannot place his voice but I've definitely heard him before.

                        2. ReindeerHotdog
                            4 days, 15 hours ago

                            Unless I'm mistaken, I think Koomson should be in for some bonus points. Kristiansen has looked good too. Was genuinely expecting S08 to score tonight and maybe snatch a result - they are a very interesting team. Massively under-performing.

                            And I do not like Brann's goalkeeper. Ahamada. He has this arrogance about him that is undoubtedly going to lead to more goals. Yes we know you can pick the ball up with your big hand, well done, just focus more on being a goalkeeper than doing parlour tricks.

                            Is it just me or does Forren look absolutely knackered and has done since about 5 minutes into the game? He looks so out of shape. Wouldn't even get into a League 2 side looking like that, surely.

                            1. Eytexi
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              4 days, 15 hours ago

                              Agree with all of that! Bamba a bit anonymous, he's out my team for GW6.

                              1. ReindeerHotdog
                                  4 days, 15 hours ago

                                  I'm very tempted to ship Bamba for Berisha for -4 hit. I can't see Brann scoring against Bodo/Glimt or at least, not much, and I think Viking are going to annihilate Start.

                                  Viking are way better than their current position. They're moving in the right direction at least. Think that game will be another victory and should birth some goals.

                                  It's between him and Vilhjalmsson as they both have good fixtures, just looking ahead at the next week I prefer Viking's fixture. I don't even mind Berisha against Molde. They've shown tonight they can be got at.

                            2. Slim25
                              • 4 Years
                              4 days, 15 hours ago

                              Team atm

                              Pope (Martin)
                              TAA Aurier Doherty (Ritchie, Robinson)
                              Bruno Mane Martial Son Rich
                              DCL Jiminez (Nketiah)

                              Have 2 ft's, do I
                              A; Rich & Son > KDB & Pulisic/Foden
                              B; -4 hit, Rich, Doherty & Ritchie > KDB, Saiss, and Holgate (Keep Son for the gwk against Bournemouth)

                              1. Slim25
                                • 4 Years
                                4 days, 15 hours ago

                                My bad, wrong league

                            3. ReindeerHotdog
                                4 days, 15 hours ago

                                Kristiansen CS and Koomson G.
                                Bamba blank but I'll take that. Hopefully some bonus incoming.

                                Yet again another captaincy blank, so I'm happy to accept my somewhat jammy points as that makes up for it.

                                Now to spend the next couple of hours rustling up something for tomorrow.

                              • Nick.P
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                4 days, 14 hours ago

                                🙁 can someone give me some insight on Leke James was he any good tonight. Gonna swap Ohi to Leke James. Just wondered if any of you guys could who are watching Molde could give me some insight?

                                1. Eytexi
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  4 days, 14 hours ago

                                  I haven't been particularly impressed, but nor have I been impressed by Ohi. Anyone who plays upfront in this Molde side can score goals though, both are proven assets. Given that James played 90 minutes today, without return, I think it's 50/50 who plays between him & Ohi vs. Mjondalen, so personally wouldn't make that switch.

                                  That said, I still own Ohi having backed him to start the last two, & have so far been let down. He stays for me - one more week, then it's Børven time.

                              • ReindeerHotdog
                                  4 days, 14 hours ago

                                  We getting bonus points and updated teams?

                                  Swear it doesn't take this long, surely?

                                  1. Eytexi
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    4 days, 14 hours ago

                                    Updated now. Green arrow: 3.6k > 2.4k. 🙂

                                    1. ReindeerHotdog
                                        4 days, 14 hours ago

                                        Nice. Yup I saw.

                                        Nice OR increase of 6,300 place for me.

                                        67 for the round. Made my transfers for the weekend, now hopefully catch some price rises.

                                  2. The Units
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 10 Years
                                    4 days, 14 hours ago

                                    When is Hauge leaving BG? I am thinking doing the following transfers - Hauge and Salvesen to Pellegrino and Junker (i already have 3 x BG).

                                    This is the current team:

                                    Klaesson
                                    Desler - Ulvested - Holmgren Pedersen
                                    Hauge - Berg - Sandberg - Eikram - Zinckernagel
                                    Salvesen - Borven

                                    Nilsen - Hustad - Vogt - Bojang

                                    1FT and 2.3itb.

                                    1. ReindeerHotdog
                                        4 days, 14 hours ago

                                        I saw someone say on here in the couple of actual weeks, maybe 3. Sometime in July apparently.

                                        Don't quote me on that but should be OK for at least a few more rounds.

                                    2. El Puqi
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      4 days, 14 hours ago

                                      66 pts and green arrow to 632! Just wish I had nailed my captaincy even once in the last few weeks tho...

                                      1. ReindeerHotdog
                                          4 days, 14 hours ago

                                          Nice one mate.

                                          Captaincy is a curse for me. Lost another 9 points today because of it. Oh well.

                                          Was lucky in other ways so swings and roundabouts.

                                          1. El Puqi
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            4 days, 13 hours ago

                                            Cheers mate. Luck was kinda on my side as well. Ofc captaincy fail but Näsberg off the bench 2nd week in a row with a return. What a lovely man.

                                            Have you been tinkering about any moves yet? Or have you done yours already. If you don’t mind, let me know what you’re thinking. I’m a bit stuck as I’d like to get rid of Salvesen & Bamba but I want Pelle and I would like to wait a week or to with Borven. And not much options in the attack as Mos again didn’t start.

                                            I was thinking about maybe doing Eikrem & Salvesen to Borven & Pelle and use the Attack! Attack! -chip in Gw 7 and then move on Bamba and maybe think about bringing Eikrem back if it seems necessary. Also, I have a feeling Eikrem could be rested against Mjondalen. Would be the perfect time to do that.

                                            1. ReindeerHotdog
                                                4 days, 13 hours ago

                                                I've made two for -4. I'm quite confident it's the right move though:

                                                Donnum - Zinckernagel
                                                Bamba - Berisha

                                                Klaesson(Myhra)
                                                Hopmark, Hanche-Olsen, Gergersen (Kristiansen, Daland)
                                                JPH, Zinck, Sandberg, Edvardsen (Koomson)
                                                Borven, Junker, Berisha

                                                Think Brann will be lucky to score against Glimt, genuinely. So I really don't think I'm gonna lose out on much. I think Start are absolutely terrible, even going over their average stats - it's clear they 'started' well but they're beginning to fade away somewhat.
                                                I still 100% believe Sarpsborg are under-performing. Why oh why they persist with Strand Larsen is beyond me. He's incredibly over-hyped. They have an actual striker capable of scoring and being productive in games in Abdealloue. If he was starting he'd straight in my team.
                                                You've done well to have Nasberg in your team - Valerenga have some nice fixtures over the next few weeks. Just wish they had some decent mids (Shala and even Finne seem too expensive and don't get me started on Donnum).
                                                Vilhjalmsson is never a bad shout - his age doesn't seem to be an issue. Seems fit as anyone. And being on pens is a huge plus.

                                                I think getting off Salvesen makes sense. Either for another FWD or downgrade and improve mid. Doesn't seem value for money compared to alternatives. I'm glad I moved off him early. Borven I think is good whenever you want him. I get the logic in 'what kind of service will he get' - those players at Rosenborg are good, they're just massively underperforming. It may not be instant, but they'll improve and Borven has the quality (certainly against lesser teams) to sort it out on his own.

                                                1. El Puqi
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  4 days, 13 hours ago

                                                  Cheers.

                                                  Brann and Bamba is a difficult one as like you said they are most likely gonna do nothing against Bodo but after that they have Sandefjord at home. Koomson is a must keep but I’m leaning towards getting rid of Bamba.

                                                  I really don’t know what’s going on in Sarpsborg. They should start getting results soon it’s mad how ”unlucky” they have been.

                                                  I think I have talked myself into doing Eikrem & Salvesen to Borven & Pellegrino. Maybe I’ll do Bamba to Berisha for -4 as well. Have you watched him at all? I know he is the talisman and on pens so I guess could be good. But worth the -4? I don’t know. Fairly poor performances from Bamba tho.

                                          2. The Units
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 10 Years
                                            4 days, 13 hours ago

                                            Nice. A crappy 50 pts here.

                                            1. ReindeerHotdog
                                                4 days, 13 hours ago

                                                Whenever you're above or near to average, you know you're not doing too much wrong.

                                          3. Klaren
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 2 Years
                                            4 days, 14 hours ago

                                            Who should go in this midfield for Sterling and Mahrez? (probably for GW34, will probably save in 33)

                                            Salah, KDB, Martial, Son, Pulisic

                                            1. Klaren
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 2 Years
                                              4 days, 14 hours ago

                                              Sorry posted under wrong post 🙂

                                          4. The Units
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 10 Years
                                            4 days, 13 hours ago

                                            What are thoughts on Sandberg? Time to get rid?

                                            1. El Puqi
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              4 days, 13 hours ago

                                              If you have a good replacement in mind then yes imo. But he is still on pens and not a bad option, wouldn’t rush to get rid of.

                                              1. The Units
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 10 Years
                                                4 days, 12 hours ago

                                                I could wait a week. Want to bring in Pellegrino.

                                                1. Eytexi
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 1 Year
                                                  4 days, 12 hours ago

                                                  I'm doing this exact move - bit punty given Sandberg has been good but Pellegrino is class.

                                          5. Sebinhooooo
                                            • 2 Years
                                            4 days, 11 hours ago

                                            50 points this GW poor week dropped down 10 places to 44 OR

                                            Team for GW6

                                            Makani

                                            Holmgren Hanche-Olsen Nasberg

                                            Hauge Saltnes Sandberg Eikrem (C)

                                            Borven Salvesen Junker

                                            Vieira Vogt Bojang Aremu

                                            Brought in Nasberg and Hauge for Bjorkan and Markovic, Eikrem (C) if hes starting if not will move it to Hauge. Considering dropping Eikrem and Salvesen for Pelle and James

                                            1. Sebinhooooo
                                              • 2 Years
                                              4 days, 10 hours ago

                                              Btw what decides Ranking if you have the same points as someone but lower rank

                                              1. Greek Freak
                                                • 4 Years
                                                4 days, 10 hours ago

                                                Number of transfers - the fewer, the higher you are.

                                                1. Greek Freak
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  4 days, 10 hours ago

                                                  Sorry, wrong post, disregard!

                                              2. Dupuytrens
                                                • 3 Years
                                                4 days, 2 hours ago

                                                As he said. Tie breakers are transfers made, it is the same as the FPL rule.
                                                I use for the FISO divisionals transfers made, then h2h ie higher points ( 1 point each GW for a higher score 0 for a draw) for each GW applicable, then the lowest squad id number as a final tie breaker.

                                              3. Sebinhooooo
                                                • 2 Years
                                                4 days, 15 mins ago

                                                https://fantasy.eliteserien.no/entry/6478/event/5

                                                Just discovered a dead team made no transfers this season and has Borven captain all season

                                                1. ReindeerHotdog
                                                    3 days, 19 hours ago

                                                    This is actually really, really useful. Nice one.

                                                  • Mince n Tatties
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 6 Years
                                                    3 days, 17 hours ago

                                                    The No.1 in the Scotland League is the same - Borven (K) since Runde 1 and no changes made since - O/R is 16

                                                    https://en.fantasy.eliteserien.no/entry/1253/event/5

                                            2. Aboh
                                                4 days, 49 mins ago

                                                Should I do Bamba and Sandberg to Pellegrino and cheaper striker? Also what to do with Gregersen...

                                                1. ReindeerHotdog
                                                    3 days, 18 hours ago

                                                    That's a multi-faceted question that only you know the answer to, really.

                                                    This week I did the following transfers:

                                                    1) Donnum - Zinckernagel
                                                    2) Bamba - Berisha (-4)

                                                    Happy with that hit. Makes sense to me.

                                                    Your team will be different to mine. I try to avoid knee-jerking as it often brings nothing more than misery.
                                                    Gregersen will be left and benched defender to come on if needed. Flags aren't 100% accurate.

                                                    I think Sandberg is so cheap he offers incredible value. Bamba is expensive - I'd be happy to downgrade if it meant improving other parts of my team.

                                                2. Hotdogs for Tea
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  3 days, 21 hours ago

                                                  any one know when price rises get added ?

                                                  1. MTPockets
                                                    • 11 Years
                                                    3 days, 18 hours ago

                                                    Not sure but this account updated around 8am so assume around that time?
                                                    https://twitter.com/EsfantasyP

                                                  2. Eytexi
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 1 Year
                                                    3 days, 12 hours ago

                                                    It is definitely much earlier than the twitter account posts. Last night it was updated by 3am UK time. I will report back tonight as I'm sure I'll be up.

                                                  3. Eytexi
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 1 Year
                                                    3 days, 9 hours ago

                                                    About 3:30am.

                                                    1. Hotdogs for Tea
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 4 Years
                                                      3 days, 6 hours ago

                                                      thanks

                                                3. Paul Psychic Octopus
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 9 Years
                                                  3 days, 17 hours ago

                                                  Glimt four midfielders in the Top 9 for total points. Junker top of striker's list. Says it all really.

                                                  1. ReindeerHotdog
                                                      3 days, 17 hours ago

                                                      That team has a lot going for it right now.

                                                      Statistically speaking they're incredibly powerful.

                                                      Interested to see how that changes post Hauge.

                                                      In the same way I'm interested to see how Odd's stats change post Borven.

                                                      There's so much going on to get stuck into in this league.