Pro Pundits - Simon

Are differentials always the most effective route to FPL success?

In his latest Pro Pundits column, former Fantasy Premier League champion Simon March talks us through how effective differentials can be for the season run-in.


If you spend any time on Fantasy Football sites and forums which, if you’re reading this, you do, you’ll have noticed people talking a lot about ‘differentials’.

A ‘differential’, is a low-owned player, be that in overall FPL terms or in the context of a mini-league. There is no universal definition of what constitutes a differential in overall FPL, but it usually applies to players with sub-20% ownership with a ‘true differential’ being a player with sub-5%. Within discussions of differentials, a player becomes ‘more of a differential’ the lower his overall ownership.

What I’ll call; ‘differential theory’ refers to the idea that, if a low-owned player scores well they will, by virtue of their low-ownership, have a positive effect on the ranks of those managers that do own them.

The inverse of this philosophy is the apocryphal ‘Template’ which argues that, if your team resembles too many other teams, you won’t be able to advance up the ranks, strengthening the case for differentials. 

Discussions of differentials intensify toward the end of the season when people are making last-gasp attempts to move up the overall ranks or win their mini-leagues. But does differential theory actually work in practice?

Do Differentials Work?

Differential theory can work. Logically, if you own an otherwise low-owned player who has scored well, the likelihood that this will, when looked at in isolation, translate into a net benefit for you rank-wise should be quite high. Everyone has, at some point, benefitted from a differential and FPL is littered with examples of them paying off, so it’s something we tend to believe quite strongly in.

However, owning even a high-scoring differential won’t pay off on its own. For this to happen, the higher-owned alternatives also have to score fewer points. In other words; if a 5% owned player and a 50% owned player both score 10 points, their ownership percentages become less relevant. The differential has to outscore the more popular alternatives to have a net-positive effect.

As bookies and weathermen will be all too familiar with, when formulating the probability of an outcome, the more variables that you have to insert into the formula, the lower the probability of that outcome occurring typically becomes.

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The likelihood of your differential delivering a net positive score is, therefore; the probability of your differential scoring offset against the probability of a higher-owned player also scoring. Given that highly-owned players often score well (which is often why they’re highly-owned) and low-owned players often don’t (which is often why they’re low-owned), this is not a formula you would expect to pay off regularly and, maybe, not even very often.

You often see mention of “high risk, high reward” options on FPL forums but you will sometimes get the impression that, actually, they’re looking at ‘risk’ and ‘reward’ as if more risk equals more reward. Of course more risk may result in more reward on occasion, but your expected payoff will always be reward divided by risk so, on average, more risk will equal less reward.

Of course, differentials may be differentials because they’ve just come into the team or come back from injury. In such cases, their prospects might be much better, though these types of players naturally carry their own inherent risks.

Does ‘The Template’ Exist?

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So how do you move up the ranks then? Surely you can’t do it just by owning the well-owned players? Well, yes and no. If you take a look at my current team below, there aren’t many players who you would call a ‘true’ differential. In fact, only Mason Holgate (£4.3m) and Todd Cantwell (£4.6m) are under 15% ownership (13% each). In other words, it’s fairly ‘template’.

It might surprise people to learn therefore that not a single other manager in the top 10k has the same combination of players. Even if you remove my three lowest-owned players from the equation (the above plus Ings at 21%) only 0.11% or 11 people have the same team as me in the Top 10k.

While this isn’t conclusive proof that the ‘template’ is, in fact, a myth, it definitely suggests that we exaggerate its significance. This, of course, is less likely to apply to mini leagues with relatively few entrants, but I’m afraid that scenario is for another article.

Impact on FPL Strategy

What does this all mean for FPL strategy? Well, to me it suggests that focusing on differentials and ownership percentages won’t be as beneficial to your success as focusing on which players will score the most is likely to be. So, yet again, however complicated we make FPL, it ultimately still comes down to picking the players who will score the most points. There is a potential benefit to a good differential, but it’s important to ask yourself; are they ‘good’, and not just ‘different’. Will they really outscore the more popular alternatives?

In conclusion, while I wouldn’t rule out the benefit of a good punty differential, and there is definitely a time and a place for them (e.g. when you’re desperate or when you’re a bit drunk), placing yourself at the mercy of them too frequently will almost certainly not pay off over time.

The better option, I believe, is not to focus on ownership percentages at all but, instead, focus only on expected points. Over the course of a season, consistency, I believe, will always be the best differential.

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1,031 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Shark Team
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 23 hours ago

    Thoughts on my WC team?
    De Gea Button
    TAA Doherty Saiss Kabasele Taylor
    Salah Martial KDB Mahrez Saka
    Rashford Jimenez Nketiah

    1. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Looks good. Maybe try stretch saka to foden? As 2 arsenal attacking cheapies isnt great

      1. Shark Team
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 22 hours ago

        They are going to be usually benched but your idea is great

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      looks ok

    3. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      If you want Man Utd defensive coverage why not get AWB or Maguire who have a higher points ceiling for a similar price? De Gea can be replaced by a cheaper option like Pope who also has a higher points ceiling for a lower price. Win-win.

      1. Shark Team
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 22 hours ago

        I just want 2 wolves 1 man Utd and TAA for my defence. I have to go with DDG as Taylor is gonna be benched gw 34 - gw 36 so I can't go Pope

        1. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 22 hours ago

          I don't suppose you could afford DDG, Saiss > Patricio, AWB?

          1. Shark Team
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 22 hours ago

            Oh no...

    4. I hate Moreno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Can you get Martinez and AWB/Maguire over DDG and Kabasele? I've owned Kabasele more times than I'd like to admit and it never ends well.

    5. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Why not Pope and then AWB or Maguire defender?

  2. teddypicker
    • 10 Years
    8 days, 23 hours ago

    On a WC: Ederson or Patricio for rest of the season?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Pope

    2. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Patricio

    3. linkafu
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Patri

    4. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Pope, bring in Saiss or Boly to cover Wolves defence

    5. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Poop

    6. teddypicker
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Damn Pope it is

    7. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      Pope

  3. Big Hands Barry
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 23 hours ago

    A) Son --> Mahrez/Martial
    B) Son + Nketiah --> Foden + Rashford
    C) Keep Son

    1. linkafu
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      C

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      B

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      C

    4. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Cheers

    5. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      C

  4. Fit_to_drop
    8 days, 23 hours ago

    Holgate likely to keep his starting berth with Y Mina back? Fatigue not likely to be an issue with Holgate given his age.

    1. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Holgate looks pretty secure

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      It will be Keane who drops out not Holgate...

      1. Klaren
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 22 hours ago

        They'll get rotated. Ancelotti had already said he'd rotate them before the restart and the short gaps between matches after the restart is even more reason for him to do so.

  5. milanista10
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 23 hours ago

    Everyone over here seems to be waiting for goals in tonight’s game, but I want a closed game!
    Anyone else with a similar triple up on UTD?
    Maguire, AWB, & Bruno!

    1. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      I want a 0-0 even with Bruno. Too many triple utd attacks

      1. milanista10
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 23 hours ago

        Same here. You got the defenders too?

        1. Big Hands Barry
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 22 hours ago

          Just the one!

    2. ManUnitedComeBack
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      A 4-0 will be great

      1. milanista10
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 23 hours ago

        I’ll take it if Maguire gets two headers

    3. linkafu
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Fault on Bruno, take it himself, 0-1 for Man U 3 pts bonus for Bruno. That's all I want

      1. milanista10
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 22 hours ago

        Not bad, I’ll take it!

  6. linkafu
    8 days, 23 hours ago

    Bruno or Martial???

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Martial

    2. Whiskerz
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Martial the oop wins it for me

    3. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      I may do the swap from Bruno to Martial. Will see how today's game pans out first.

      1. linkafu
        8 days, 22 hours ago

        Same for me. Bruno with pogba and Rash back is less essential in terms of returns

        1. Sead’s Colossal Snatc…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          8 days, 22 hours ago

          I’ll be an interested spectator! Pondering Bruno & Jota to Rashford & Foden as I have my third spot filled with AWB.

          1. Sead’s Colossal Snatc…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            8 days, 22 hours ago

            Already have Martial I should say

  7. Somar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 23 hours ago

    Something we don't have to worry about for the start of the new season : "Big boost for Liverpool that the Africa Cup of Nations has been postponed until Jan 2022. No threat of losing Mo Salah or Sadio Mane for up to 6 weeks of next season now." -Mark Ogden on Twitter

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Liverpool the luckiest team to ever exist

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 22 hours ago

        Yep all we have done past three seasons was based on pure luck..

        1. internal error
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          8 days, 22 hours ago

          This 100%

    2. teneighty
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      You reckon both Mane and Salah will be playing for Liverpool nest season?

      1. internal error
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 22 hours ago

        Yes.

    3. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Would've made things interesting around that time.

  8. Somar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 23 hours ago

    I'm pissed that the MUN -BHA game isn't earlier than it is. Was hoping to watch Barca and Atleti. Premier League timings are annoying

    1. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      It's a tragedy.

  9. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 23 hours ago

    Which 3 City players do you plan on bringing in for GW38?

    KDB + two of Mahrez, Foden, Jesus, Sterling or Silva (his last game). Think I will go for Sterling & Jesus.

    1. linkafu
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      KDB Silva Sterling

    2. Aftermath
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      David Silva has extended contract till end of season

      1. linkafu
        8 days, 22 hours ago

        its for GW38

    3. teneighty
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      I think Silva could be a potential captaincy candidate in his last game for the club.

    4. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      KDB, Mahrez and Foden most likely if I went for 3

      1. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • 9 Years
        8 days, 22 hours ago

        Would need a FH, unless you plan on missing out on Liverpool mids / MU mids / Son / Pulisic / etc

        1. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 22 hours ago

          Virtually no chance I'd do it but those would be my top 3 hypothetically

    5. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      I will go without Salah that gw. Not fussed about Son/Pulisic. Will keep Bruno or Martial.

  10. sunnyh
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 22 hours ago

    Thoughts on this:

    A) Auba + Doucoure --> Rash + Pulisic
    B) Auba + Doucoure --> Ings + Martial
    C) Henderson + AWB + Auba + Doucore --> Martinez + Aurier + Rash + Martial (-8)

    1. sunnyh
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      D) Auba + DCL + Doucoure --> Rash + Nketiah + Mahrez (-4)

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 22 hours ago

        D

    2. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      A if puli is fit

    3. linkafu
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      B

  11. Bossworld
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 22 hours ago

    Shouldn't it be 'differentiator' and not 'differential'?

    Discuss.

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      sounds like a sex toy

    2. Grounderz
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      It should be “differential-iator”.

    3. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      That's probably what an American would call it.

  12. I hate Moreno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 22 hours ago

    They better price the Burnley keeper at 6m next season

    1. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      They'll probably be playing in a different system under a different manager.

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      5.5 I would think.

  13. Sead’s Colossal Snatc…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 days, 22 hours ago

    Given I left Pope and Taylor on the bench, hoping for fireworks from Martial (c) Bruno and AWB!!

    1. internal error
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Which keeper did you play?

      1. Sead’s Colossal Snatc…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 days, 22 hours ago

        Martinez. Don’t ask!!!

        1. Klaren
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 22 hours ago

          Crystal Palace had scored in the last 4 games they played against each other so it was still a reasonable move; I wouldn't focus on the hindsight.

          1. Sead’s Colossal Snatc…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            8 days, 22 hours ago

            Thanks - bit early to be moping before Arsenal have even played.

  14. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 22 hours ago

    Really confused what to do with Sarr...tricky price point. have 2FTs and 0.2.

    DDG
    Taa Doherty Aurier -- Holgate Kiko
    Salah Kdb Sarr Bruno -- Guendouzi
    Dcl Rashford Jimmy

    A: Sarr + Aurier >> Pulisic + Taylor
    B: Sarr + Dohety >> Mahrez + Taylor
    C: Sarr + Kiko >> Alonso + Cantwell and play 433
    D: Drop Salah and spread the funds for Kane/Mahrez

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Sarr to Foden

    2. linkafu
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      keep

  15. Vazza
    8 days, 22 hours ago

    I have a strong feeling that Jota is going to score against Arsenal.

    Am I silly for thinking that?

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      He has been subbed off early in recent games. Its possible Traore or Neto could get a start ahead of him.

  16. Babit1967
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 22 hours ago

    Why are people doing with Richarlison? Brough him in on wc and wish I went Martial or Mahrez instead, be interesting to see what he does tomorrow night

    1. WALOR
      • 11 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Holding Richarl and Son, with 2FT - will dump whichever blanks again this GW.

      1. Babit1967
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 21 hours ago

        Fair enough, don’t have Son myself right enough, will see how rich performs

  17. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 22 hours ago

    So do we believe that Lei Cry will become a DGW or just rescheduled in the same GW?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Will be played either at Leics or neutral ground.

    2. JohnnyRev7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      If it doesn't happen at the King Power; neutral ground. No room for a DGW in the present schedule. I'm sure PL have contingency plans for all scenarios.

  18. Shark Team
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 22 hours ago

    On a WC which to choose:
    A)Play Pope and AWB every game
    B)Play DDG every game but rotate Foden with Taylor(bur)

    1. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      A

    2. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      A

  19. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 22 hours ago

    This entire article is arguing against a straw man. No one picks a differential just because they have low ownership. No one picks a differential they believe will score less than other options.

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      No one who's taking the game seriously to be reading articles on here anyways...

    2. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Some definitely get caught up in the idea of having to have low ownership players in order to climb rank. In reality it's not a requirement. And whereas punts on low ownership players often don't pay off, a less risky route to rising up the rankings is to put more thought into getting the captaincy right every week IMO, which is something I'm going to try to focus more on next season.

  20. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 22 hours ago

    Taylor, Holgate & Boly are my lowest owned players.
    Still surprised Vards is second most owned forward?

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Dead teams

  21. MattysFantasyFooty
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 22 hours ago

    Anyone interested in Deeney from GW 34-36, his fixtures look very good however does anyone know how he has looked as I have not been able to watch watford since the restart.

    1. JohnnyRev7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Huffed and puffed but nowt else. Keep him on your radar.

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      I was going to do tammy > Troy and greilish > Mahrez next week but have to rethink now greilish has bombed in price, wouldn’t surprise me if Watford pulled out 2 or 3 results on their easy run to keep them up

      1. MattysFantasyFooty
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 22 hours ago

        Been thinking this and the fixtures look too good especially for a team fighting to stay up. I’m having a poor season anyway so I’ll likely take the punt on it so I can upgrade in midfield

      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 days, 22 hours ago

        Watford have 6 points from their last 30

        That's... concerning

    3. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 21 hours ago

      They looked so bad against Southampton. Hoofball never likely to succeed against Vestergaard and Bednarek, just as it didn't against Mee and Tarkowski. He himself was poor, spent much of the time of the deck.

      To mitigate, he had a later return to full training than others and might be still getting up to speed. And those three fixtures... one of the reasons Sarr is hanging on by his fingertips in my team. It's certainly not based on anything I've seen from them so far.

  22. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 22 hours ago

    Best option for squad below ?

    A Barnes to Foden or
    B Barnes to Mahrez and Jota to
    Nketiah -4

    Pope Martinez
    TAA Aurier Maguire Doherty Fernández
    Salah KDB Martial Bruno Barnes*
    Jiménez DCL Jota*

    Martinez Barnes Jota Fernández

    1. Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      B looks tasty mate

      1. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 22 hours ago

        This. Good value in those moves.

      2. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 22 hours ago

        Thanks- looking for low ownership differentials and Mahrez just under 10% ownership for now. Trying to get into top 10K and catch ML leader who has great team and 26 points ahead and FH!
        May even have to consider getting rid Salah and going for Kane and Pulisic for example just to have different players to him!

        Think our teams would be same except Son v Mahrez-

  23. That Fantasy Guy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 22 hours ago

    Anyone thinking that Origi might get some serious game time from next game week?

    1. Tinkermania
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      He will do after they beat the record.

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Minutes off the bench

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      After Salah has filled his boots

  24. Bruno Bruno!!
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 22 hours ago

    Any suggestion for my FH 33+ Team:

    Pope
    Lascelles Maguire Justin Taylor
    KDB Mane Mahrez Salah Fernandes
    Rashford

    All suggestions welcomed

    1. Tinkermania
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Bruno to Martial

  25. Jacky boy
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 22 hours ago

    Anyone selling kdb?
    Concerned about rotation and minutes

    1. Tinkermania
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      After this week, Kdb could be 0, 1, 4, 0, 1, ....

    2. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      sold last wk

      1. Jacky boy
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 22 hours ago

        I will sell to fund mane.
        How are you btw? Missed you christina. Long time no talk 😀

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          8 days, 22 hours ago

          ok, busy at work.
          x

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      I'm fully prepared to take the rotation on the chin if/when it comes - not giving up a 9.5 on pens, DFK's, corners for man city who's also top points scorer in the game

      But he may see reduced game time for sure

      1. Jacky boy
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 22 hours ago

        True. But I think mane will do better
        Liverpool going to break record
        And they have no other competition to play. So as nailed as possible. Strongest team in the league atm too.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          8 days, 22 hours ago

          Mane 54 points in 2020 (remaining fixtures AVL, bha, BUR, ars, CHE, new)
          KDB 76 points in 2020 (remaining fixtures sou, NEW, bha, BOU, wat, NOR)

          Mane could smash it
          KDB could smash it
          They both could smash it
          Neither might smash it

          But selling KDB a big no-no for me though, rightly or wrongly

      2. jason_ni
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 22 hours ago

        I've sold him as of last week, did ok first week without him, but not sure I'd do the same thing again if I was wildcarding again.

        Was a punt on him maybe losing some form/minutes, and trying to push up the ranks.

  26. Tinkermania
    8 days, 22 hours ago

    But keep your name

  27. stu92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 days, 22 hours ago

    Does anyone have any good TC or FH suggestions for rest of season?

  28. jason_ni
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 22 hours ago

    Seems like every GW, anything I touch in FPL turns to turd.

    GW 30 -
    Aguero (C) relative fail, and he ends up crocked
    Egan - RC
    Leno - Crocked out for season

    GW 31 - don't crock any players, but punts on Richa and DCL fail.

    GW 32 - Bring in Pulisic for plum WH fixture, and appears he is now a major doubt.

    GW 33 - Wait and see!

  29. FPL Kakarot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 22 hours ago

    Does Bruno get rested tonight?

    Really hard to tell as Brighton away isn't a walk in the park

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      wait.

    2. Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      think he'll play some part regardless. Can't see Oli risking us not winning the game

    3. Tinkermania
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      You can do anything about tonight.

      1. Tinkermania
        8 days, 22 hours ago

        *Can't

    4. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Looking at the table I’d say surely not, Utd can’t really afford to drop any points and need to play their best side.

      1. Tinkermania
        8 days, 22 hours ago

        He has only got a pen in last 3 games despite being on all set pieces.

    5. jason_ni
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Say its 50/50, there is depth there in midfield. He can be rested, and Pogba can advance, leaving McT/Matic/Fred to fill in the 2 other central positions.

  30. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 22 hours ago

    Scared not owning Auba, NOR will be trashed...