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Pro Pundits - Tom

The Brighton and Burnley FPL assets on my radar for the final two Gameweeks

One of the world’s best FPL managers, Tom Freeman (aka avfc82), discusses Burnley, Brighton, Oliver McBurnie, Gameweek 37+ plans and more in his regular column.


So, where were we?

The last time I checked in, we were just two games into Gameweek 32+ and I sat 44,693rd overall, with a Wildcard and Bench Boost in hand. 

I talked Everton, and specifically Lucas Digne (£5.9m), whilst touching upon Manchester City and how Phil Foden (£5.5m) could be a nice differential for the run-in.

Since then, I’ve used both remaining chips to varying success and have seen my overall rank rise to 17,122.

Despite Everton’s struggles, Digne has two assists in four games with some good upcoming fixtures and whilst Foden registered 12 points shortly after the last article dropped, he’s underwhelmed a little since, though his expected goal involvement (xGI) suggests he’s maybe been a bit unfortunate not to return more.

So, all in all, it’s gone pretty well.

We’re only one game into Gameweek 36+, but for context, here’s how I’m shaping up…



Tom Freeman – aka avfc82 – comes onto the team to make most of us feel wildly insecure about our overall rank history. A long-time Fantasy Football Scout user, he has finished inside the top 1,000 a staggering five times since 2009.

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548 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 15 hours ago

    I’m not quite sure but is Man City playing tonight?

    1. Nedvěd11
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      Fake news

  2. davies
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 15 hours ago

    Pulisic & Doherty >

    A) Foden Digne
    B) Dilva Holgate

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      Just Pulisic > Foden?

      1. davies
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 15 hours ago

        Doherty out in 38 100%

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          29 days, 15 hours ago

          You gotta tell us what the goal is. Is this for 37? Setting up for 38? All of this matters.

          1. davies
            • 6 Years
            29 days, 15 hours ago

            A would be Foden this week + Digne next week

            B would be Holgate this week + Dilva next week

            Both options are Auba fund raisers

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              29 days, 15 hours ago

              Not loving Foden for the last two weeks. Tons of uncertainty on whether he'll play.

              McNeil has good fixtures, and so does Trossard. Both are nice differentials.

              1. davies
                • 6 Years
                29 days, 15 hours ago

                Triple City attack is a must for that Norwich game imo

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      A keep Doherty ?

      1. davies
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 15 hours ago

        See above

        Would keep this week but sell before che

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          29 days, 15 hours ago

          Cool
          A then

  3. Amey
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 15 hours ago

    Sold AWB instead of Greenwood .….
    Pathetic luck continue for me 🙁

    Ings would have been in for Greenwood (got Alonso instead)

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      This better be some kind of bait

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 15 hours ago

        Wish i could say yes ...

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      I sold Rash for Greenwood, Mahrez first sub, should've probably put Taylor there really.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 15 hours ago

        I have KDB Mahrez Greenwood & Taylor to cover them 😀

  4. davies
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 15 hours ago

    Greenwood either starts or 0 minutes we reckon?

    1. Zilla
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      Yes, he's a doubt.

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      Aye

    3. Gunner Boy
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      Yes

    4. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      I'm on BB this week, and he's on my bench, good start.

  5. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 15 hours ago

    Mourinho is right, the Man City verdict is a disgrace either how. If they aren't guilty, why are they being fined? If they are, why aren't they being banned?

    1. olidooley
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      Read the report.....the charge isn’t time bound according to UEFAs own rules

      1. olidooley
        • 7 Years
        29 days, 15 hours ago

        Guilty of not cooperating with the investigation of a charge that was never going to stand up

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      Don't talk about it. Since you are a United fan people would think you're saying out of hate.

      City is best ran club & FFP is beautiful. UEFA rocks !

      1. Lucy2019
        29 days, 15 hours ago

        Well it is obvious you are. CAS has decided the matter based on evidence THEY have seen. You are basing it on the fact you are a Man U fan and what you have read in the Metro.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          29 days, 15 hours ago

          Metro shows me state of a football club before & after Oil money too 😀

    3. michaelington
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      They were fined for not cooperating with the investigation. The evidence was time barred, so if the evidence can't be used then they cannot be proven guilty. UEFA are to blame, the fact they lost this case because of their own rules is embarrassing.

    4. El Presidente
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      Well, they can be guilty of something but not enough to land a ban though... right?

      I seriuously doubt that they would just scrap 2 year ban like that... because thay can. Maybe the sentence was out of order in the first place...

      1. El Presidente
        29 days, 15 hours ago

        I get it...

    5. Lucy2019
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      Leave it to the people who know what they are doing and not the biased football fans.

  6. Miguel Sanchez
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 15 hours ago

    This team fine for GW 37 to save a FT and have 2 FTs for final day?

    McCarthy
    TAA Doherty Maguire
    Sterling D.Silva Bruno Martial (c)
    Vardy Jimenez Ings

    Krul Pulisic Fernandez Aurier* 1FT 0.9 ITB

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      Yep

    2. pingissimus
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      Yep

      Decent first bench option 🙂

  7. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 15 hours ago

    Kepa only 53 saves all season means a lot...

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      He's shocking.

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      He's primary job is to manage team !
      Makes save If everyone is doing well

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      I thought about it the other day and there literally isn't any other starting keeper in the Premier League I wouldn't take over him. I still blame Courtois for stitching us up so late in the transfer window.

      1. Rotation's Alter Ego
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        29 days, 15 hours ago

        Said this exact thing on PlanetFPL on Monday. He'll occasionally make the spectacular look easy, but 90% of the time he's making basic mistakes and looking hopeless.

        Stick John Terry back in honestly.

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        29 days, 15 hours ago

        I wouldn't take Ramsdale over him.

    4. El Presidente
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      £70M right?

  8. bigdip
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 15 hours ago

    Need to close ML gap. Any 2 changes I should do to bridge gap? (I also have TC)

    DDG (Martin)
    VVD, Saiss, Holgate (Kiko, Lascelles)
    Kdb, Willian, Mane, Bruno (Saka)
    Kane, Greenwood, Jesus (c)

  9. The Mighty Whites
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 15 hours ago

    Got FH & TC left,

    Which to use in which GW?

    1. olidooley
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      How the hell?

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      TC 37 Martial/Bruno/Raz/KDB
      FH 38
      3 City 2 United 1 Spurs 2 Arsenal 1 Everton 1 Southampton 1 Burnley

      1. The Mighty Whites
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 15 hours ago

        Cheers mate!

      2. Amey
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 15 hours ago

        Forgot about Salad sorry in 38

      3. Gooner Kebab
        • 7 Years
        29 days, 15 hours ago

        2 Arsenal? I think only Auba warrants a spot

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          29 days, 15 hours ago

          Martinez
          Cheapest playing GK vs Watford

  10. kamdaraji
    • 11 Years
    29 days, 15 hours ago

    Do u think any of the Woves players be rested?

    1. Strchld
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      Dont think so, this is a must win game.

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      That Portuguese lad ....
      😛

    3. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      Probably not, but Jimenez may disappear if his wife gives birth soon.

      1. Lucy2019
        29 days, 15 hours ago

        He disappeared some time back.

    4. El Presidente
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      They cant and actually its why they wont be able to push it further. Need to add some depth next season urgently!

  11. pingissimus
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 15 hours ago

    Is cover for a Dilva or KdB benching in 37 worth a potential minus 4 in 38?

    A Tammy to Ings
    B Tammy to JRod
    C Lord to Tark
    D Hold

    Have Tammy Lascelles Lord as bench and plan a double move for Sterling in 38

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      Hold for now

  12. masyuris
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 15 hours ago

    Free Hit GW 38 is key differential

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      Is it though?

      Everyone already has 3 City players. So I guess some folks pick up Salah and maybe Auba but that's kinda it.

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 15 hours ago

        Exactly! And those who don't have 3 City will get DSilva to make it 3.

        1. masyuris
          • 7 Years
          29 days, 14 hours ago

          David Silva will surely starter for last match at Etihad Stadium vs Norwich

      2. pingissimus
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 15 hours ago

        They also have 3 United 2 Wolves I Leicester and Chelsea probs.

        1. masyuris
          • 7 Years
          29 days, 14 hours ago

          Yes, only one of Bruno or Martial that deserve to be picked for GW 38 from MU/WOL/LEI/CHE players

      3. Amey
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 15 hours ago

        Martinez
        Laporte
        Raz
        Jesus
        Auba
        Ings
        Martial
        Salah
        Antonio
        Son

        (Can we. Afford that 😛 ??)

        1. masyuris
          • 7 Years
          29 days, 14 hours ago

          David Silva is a must

      4. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 15 hours ago

        I have one City player

  13. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 15 hours ago

    Nketiah very likely to start in GW37?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      Should get minutes at least.
      Games so close

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 15 hours ago

        Cheers Amey

    2. Chrisscfc
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      wont he be suspended still?

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 15 hours ago

        No. Completes his ban in FA Cup

        1. Chrisscfc
          • 7 Years
          29 days, 15 hours ago

          oh thought cups were not included anymore! that is good to know though thanks!

  14. davies
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 15 hours ago

    DCL vs Villa off the bench for Greenwood... could be worse I guess

    Who does everyone else have?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      Taylor

    2. Raz Sterling Archer
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      2 pointer incoming

    3. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      Egan 🙂

    4. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      Probably nobody, because my defenders keep insisting on getting injured.

      1. El Presidente
        29 days, 15 hours ago

        Juat like mine. Only have 3 available and not gonna spend a transfer on them!

    5. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      Saka

    6. pingissimus
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      Tammy gets me 1 point to DCL 2 points.

    7. davies
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      I’ve also got KDB/Mahrez/Aurier too 😯

    8. wulfranian
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      Bench boost...

    9. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      Taylor

    10. wilkinson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      De Bruyne

    11. MGD
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 14 hours ago

      Why no greenwood?

    12. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 14 hours ago

      Raul

  15. The Head-Ake
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 15 hours ago

    Good TC options for GW37?

    1. tokara
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      United

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      Manchester boys

    3. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      Utd or City

      City also in 38

      1. The Head-Ake
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 15 hours ago

        Doing a FH in 38

        1. Weasel Boy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          29 days, 15 hours ago

          who ya gonna TC in 38?

  16. bigdip
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 15 hours ago

    Need to close ML gap. Any 2 changes I should do to bridge gap? (I also have TC)

    DDG (Martin)
    VVD, Saiss, Holgate (Kiko, Lascelles)
    Kdb, Willian, Mane, Bruno (Saka)
    Kane, Greenwood, Jesus (c)

    A) Mane to Sterling/Antonio/Pulisic/Dilva
    B) Mane & Greenwood to Martial/Antonio & Ings
    C) Mane & Saka to Dilva/Antonio & Richarlison/Son
    D) Any other suggestions

  17. Vazza
    29 days, 15 hours ago

    Is sterling going to start against Bournemouth ?

    1. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      No

    2. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      You'll know in exactly 2 hours from now

    3. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      who knows

      1. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        29 days, 15 hours ago

        Think he might but I dont own

    4. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      I'd prefer if he didn't but I rexkon he will.

    5. Lucy2019
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      No, IMO but no one knows.

    6. Yozzer
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      Can't see it but who knows. Probably get last 30 to keep him active and fresh

  18. The Rumour Mill
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 15 hours ago

    Without membership, that article was a short read! XD

    1. Lucy2019
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      Probably better for your rank tbh.

  19. jtreble
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 15 hours ago

    When did we first hear about Greenwood's injury?

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      First I've heard of it

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 15 hours ago

        I always seem to be the last to know ... :).

    2. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      Haven't seen anything in FFS tweets yet... perhaps fictional work of salty non-owners? 😛

        1. KGFC
          • 3 Years
          29 days, 15 hours ago

          Damn it... doesn't look good. Thanks for sharing!

        2. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          29 days, 14 hours ago

          Damn! That means he won’t be risked. Give Dan James a chance imo Ole!

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      Last oage

    4. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      About an hour ago

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 15 hours ago

        Thanks.

  20. Test Eagles
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 15 hours ago

    Football Live Scores has the city lineup as:

    Ederson
    Walker Stones Otamendi Zinchenko
    Gundogan Fernandinho DSilva
    Sterling Jesus Foden

    Would love that to be correct

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      Yes please!

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 14 hours ago

      This is a very beautiful line up. Maybe swap Jesus for bernardo & it will be perfect

  21. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 14 hours ago

    Greenwood injured?