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How I hope to crack FPL top 10k with my Gameweek 38+ Free Hit squad

Nine Gameweeks crammed into just over a month. It’s been a wild ride. But here we are, at the final round of the season.

Some people will be playing for pride. Others will have given up, instead looking to have a bit of fun. But many of you are sure to have things on the line.

Top 100k, 10k or even top 1k finishes. First place in mini-leagues. Bitter rivalries with family / friends that have come right down to the wire.

For myself, I’m hoping for a strong finish that would cap off a difficult season that saw me down at an overall rank of 2,036,315 back in Gameweek 11.

Since then, 14 out of a possible 18 arrows have been green, and I dipped into the top 100k in Gameweek 27 (85,609) before going into lockdown with a rank of 166,578.

Post-lockdown, it’s been a bit of a stop and start, I struggled to make ground until Michael Antonio (£7.1m) and Raheem Sterling (£11.9m) captain in Gameweek 35+ propelled me up to 30k.

Now, with my Free Hit chip to play, I need to carefully consider my options to make a last gasp assault at the top 10k. Here’s how I’m planning to do it (as of Tuesday evening).

My Free Hit Draft

Goalkeeper

To make the most of my Free Hit, and to give myself the best possible chance of getting points, I want to put my faith in players who have the biggest up-side.

While it’s important to get your Goalkeeper right over a prolonged period, I’m of the opinion that in a one week free for all, go with the cheapest one who has a decent fixture.

Emiliano Martínez (£4.4m) fits the brief here. He’s the cheapest starting keeper in the game and Arsenal certainly have more resilience about them, keeping both Liverpool and Manchester City at bay and only conceding one goal in the process.

The Gunners’ defensive stats are a little alarming. Over the last four home games they have conceded as many shots in the box as Bournemouth, but they play a Watford team who may be doomed for relegation unless results go their way.

The Hornets’ desperation may also see them snatching at chances, letting Martinez rack up the save points. There’s always a risk with Arsenal that they may capitulate and let a couple of goals in, but I’m happy to roll the dice and bank on a comfortable win in their final game of the season, as many of their players fight for their futures under the Mikel Arteta revolution.

It would be foolish of me to not consider top-scoring Goalkeeper Nick Pope (£5.1m) who looks set to win the Golden Glove in what can only be described as an incredible season for himself and Burnley. However, with cut-price offerings in the backline, I’m happy to save the money elsewhere. Hugo Lloris (£5.3m) against goal-shy Crystal Palace also looks a good bet for a clean sheet, especially if you’re not playing on grabbing Serge Aurier (£5.1m).

Defenders

It’s always hard to predict who’s going to keep a clean sheet on the final day of the season. Different teams have different motivations, so I want to focus on two things here. Has anyone got a special incentive for wanting to keep their sheets clean and how can I benefit from marauding, attacking defenders.

Well… have we ever had a team like Burnley who have been so vocal in saying they want to go all out to make sure Pope gets the Golden Glove?

Injuries haven’t damped the Clarets; fantastic underlying defensive stats, and Eric Pieters (£4.3m), Kevin Long (£4.3m) and even Phil Bardsley (£4.4m) look fantastic enablers to cover their defence on a Seagulls side who are already down at the Brighton Palace Pier eating their 99s.

A double-up on these guys could be a shrewd move for those with small budgets, or for those looking to really bolster their attacking lines.

Alongside one of these chaps. I’m also considering two much more high-profile counterparts. Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.7m), normally so consistent, hasn’t registered an attacking return since Gameweek 31+, with only one clean sheet in that time to boot.

But, he does go up against a Newcastle team who look to be limping over the line with a whole host of different injuries.

I’m likely to keep faith in Trent, but if I do need a bit of extra cash, there are worse picks than the in-form Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) who has ticked over nicely post-lockdown and Virgil Van Dijk (£6.5m) who may be able to capitalise on Newcastle’s lack of fit and available centre backs at set-plays.

While so many stock up on Manchester City attackers, I’m looking at their defence and thinking this is a guaranteed six points against a Norwich team with nothing to play for and who sit dead-last in terms of attacking stats and verve.

Emiliano Buendia (£6.0m), their chief creative threat, is suspended and first choice striker of late Josip Drmic (£5.3m) is too, which means a Teemu Pukki (6.4) will have to recover his confidence in order to worry City at all. I can’t see this happening and expect a huge win from the home team, whoever they decide to put out.

With all things considered, I’d love to field Benjamin Mendy (£5.5m) this weekend. He’s had a tough season with injuries again, registering only two assists, but his crossing could cause huge problems for Norwich who really struggle to cope with balls into the box. Kyle Walker (£5.6m) also looks a great pick, especially as his replacement on the hour against Watford implies a Gameweek 38+ start.

I’m also considering Lucas Digne (£5.9m) who hosts Bournemouth, who showed against Southampton that having something to play for doesn’t guarantee success. They were soundly beaten by the Saints and look set to be relegated on the final day, in my view.

I can see Everton putting the nail in the coffin, despite a pretty dismal run of form where Digne has been a rare shining light. He remains a great option due to his attacking threat and set pieces.

Midfielders

Who are the best FPL captain options for Gameweek 23?

I could write an entire essay on Manchester City midfielders but I’ll try and keep it brief(ish). David Silva (£7.4m) to me looks the best option out of the lot. He got a complete rest at Watford so is likely to start Gameweek 38+, it’s his final home game and he plays Norwich. Barring any ridiculous 21st minute substitutions from the John Terry playbook, this could be a perfect send off for the Spaniard.

Other City options depend on how much you are willing to roll the dice and second guess Pep Guardiola. If they both start, Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne (£10.7m) look prime captaincy picks, as they have done for many weeks now – but both started against Watford.

The risk with the Free Hit is that we take these players out to try and “gamble” on Pep Roulette and they end up burning us. That said, as I’m writing this article I’ve just seen an absolutely incredible performance from Sterling (two goals, one assist) and an early rest, while Gabriel Jesus (£9.9m) played the whole game and did nothing. That perhaps hints at a start for Sterling against Norwich to try and boost his tally in this late surge for a hand in the Golden Boot race. I think this will enough to make me keep him in the draft.

Riyad Mahrez (£8.6m) is also a strong contender. He was benched at Vicarage Road suggesting a start on Sunday. Going in to the Norwich game – despite being in and out of the team, he’d scored only 14 points less than Sterling all season and his 10 goals and 13 assists have come in just 1,863 minutes. When he starts, he tends to deliver.

Metrics

I think going without one of Sadio Mané (£12.2m) or Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) looks a brave (or rather, foolish) move against Newcastle’s backline.

As Andy pointed out in his article the other day, Mané’s ownership in the top 10k is just 5.98% (compared to Salah’s 43%). For those chasing, he looks a super differential pick to try and close the gap.

I’m likely to stick with Salah though, he’s snatching at chances and not always making the right decisions, but he looks hungry for goals – and may yet make a final push for the Golden Boot depending on how he does against Chelsea.

Even with Manchester United assets boasting high ownerships, it was always my intention to go without any of their players for this crunch game against Leicester. But the Foxes were so poor against Spurs and have struggled so much with recent injuries that it almost feels like madness not to have at least one of the Red Devils in my Free Hit squad.

Fernandes haul raises the bar for top 10k's most popular captain Salah

This means it’s a straight shoot-out between Bruno Fernandes (£9.1m) and Anthony Martial (£8.5m). The former has been relentlessly played and must surely be feeling a bit of fatigue, where his French colleague has looked sharp in all the matches I’ve seen him play.

This is an intriguing decision to make, where I’ll either favour the OOP midfielder, who is lightning quick against an aged Wes Morgan (£4.1m) and uninspiring Ryan Bennett (£4.8m) or the man so heavily involved in United’s attacking play, with set pieces in his locker to boot.

I won’t let ownership factor into this decision and will try and make the decision based on who I think will score the most points. At the moment I’m leaning towards Fernandes, but my attentions could easily shift – particularly if Fernandes is forced into playing yet another 90 minutes against West Ham on Wednesday night.

It is with a heavy heart that I have omitted Michael Antonio (£7.1m) from my Free Hit team. He is still playing OOP but Aston Villa will come to the London Stadium fighting for their lives at both ends of the pitch.

Antonio has been one of the stars in a difficult season for me and it just shows how many picks there are for consideration in our teams that he hasn’t been selected. Out of all midfielders, only Martial and Salah have had more attempts on goal than Antonio over the last four home games.

I also like the look of Richarlison (£8.2m) who has been one of few players to impress for Everton post lockdown. Another option is Son Heung-min (£9.7m) who has bagged two goals and two assists in his last three games. He’s hit form at the right time, and looks set to finish on a high when he plays against a beleaguered Palace side who have lost eight on the bounce.

Forwards

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I’m banking on there being goals, goals, goals in Gameweek 38+, which is why I’ve put so much money into my front line. As so many managers have invested so heavily in their midfields, this is where I think the Free Hit chip can really shine, as it lets us target other areas, and we now have a pool of strikers to choose from.

Pierre-Emeric Aubameyang (£10.9m) is Jamie Vardy’s (£9.7m) biggest competition for the Golden Boot trophy and had a nice rest against Liverpool, before an outstanding performance against Manchester City in the FA Cup.

20 goals in the league is an incredible return in quite a poor Arsenal team, and from someone often shifted out wide. It’s going to be fascinating to see if the Gunners can tie him down to a new contract. Kiko Femenía (£4.2m) is likely to be the man tasked with stopping Aubameyang if he is out on the left – and I can’t see much chance of that happening given his inability to defend as a Premier League footballer should.

My choice of Danny Ings (£7.6m) is unlikely to raise many eyebrows. It’s 21 goals for the Southampton striker who started this season at a price of just 6.0. He was one of the main reasons for my resurgence earlier in the season, but after seeing him play against Norwich in that first game, I should have been quick to react and had him in my team. He’s been a joy to watch. Sheffield United look like their resilience is on the wane and Southampton just keep looking better and better every time I see them. It would take a brave manager to go without Ings for this game.

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Lastly, you’ll notice (likely to Andy’s delight) that I’ve included Harry Kane (£10.9m). Kane is exactly the kind of option that the Free Hit is designed for. I still have question marks over his role in the team, and whether he may end up playing too deep, but the game against Crystal Palace has so much potential for points that I’m sure he’ll be involved in the goals as they rain in.

Two goals in as many shots against Newcastle was followed up with a more involved performance against Leicester, where he registered four attempts (three from inside the box).

His penalty area touches (three) in that game was still low, and comparable with players likes of Andy Carroll (£5.4m) who only player for 16 minutes and Dominic Solanke (£5.1m), but with Palace unlikely to send many men forwards, Kane may find himself operating even further up the pitch which is good for his prospects. For those chasing, he represents an exciting captaincy pick to try and make up ground against those who are unlikely to be able to find room to get him in.

Jesus as now featured in all of Manchester City’s games since the restart, and he looks the kind of player who’ll score and you’ll be thinking “yeah, I probably should have got the Man City striker in against Norwich at home…”, although he was not particularly involved at Watford.

I also wouldn’t completely overlook Vardy against Manchester United. With so much on the line, Vardy’s experience may help him pounce on any United mistakes – and fatigue for the Reds may be a factor given how they have barely rotated since football resumed last month.

That’s it from me and my articles this year. I hope you’ve enjoyed them and I look forward to writing some more next year. If you wanted a bit more from me (even after reading this essay!) then please check out my FPL Blackbox podcast on YouTube which I’m hoping to produce regularly next season. Thanks to everyone for reading my articles and supporting me and I hope you all have a great Gameweek 38+!

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764 Comments Post a Comment
  1. smash
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Who are the most nailed budget Burnley defenders? (Ideally in order)

    Already have Pieters, thinking to add either Long or Bardsley (won't have access to team news do need to do it on Saturday)

    Would be much appreciated

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Pieters, Long and Bardsley

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Tarkowski, Bardsley, Long

    3. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Tarkowski is nailed, but the rest depends on the team news. If Mee, Taylor and Lowton are out, then Long, Pieters and Bardsley should be nailed on.

      1. smash
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Cheers guys something to think about, hopefully not too much of a minefield to figure out pre lineups

  2. EL tridente
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Best transfer?
    A) Boly to Robbo
    B) Rashford to Kane
    C) Mahrez to D Silva
    D) Saka to Antonio
    E) Ings and Mahrez to Kane and D Silva for -4

    1. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      D for me as Saka wont score pts while the others you want to sell may do

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      D if you have to play Saka

    3. DARE TO BISCAN
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      If you're starting D, then D.
      If D is a sub, then B.

    4. Ronniie
        4 months, 15 days ago

        B

    5. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Who do you captain FH?

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Sterling and KAne the most explosive imo. Mane a good differential as Liv is away

        1. Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          I agree with you and may i add Auba to the conversation. People underestimate him a lot. But watford is gonna do their best to find a goal and Auba can break them on the counter

      2. Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        It's gotta be a City player, and the most explosive City player lately is Sterling.

        1. Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Yes or Dilva in his last game i think sure 90mins for him

          1. Forza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Dilva's a good option, but he's played 50 more Premier Leauge games than Sterling, who's beating him 4-0 for hat-tricks. It's the classic consistency vs explosiveness dilemma.

      3. Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Gotta be Sterling. Depends if you're chasing or want to hold rank

        1. Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          If im at the same pts with my rival and i know he TC Sterling. Then i think i have to captain him and try to cover the difference with the rest of my fh team right?

    6. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Got it boiled down to 3 options, would appreciate some guidance!

      A) Pulisic -> Mahrez (Dilva captain)
      B) Pulisic + Jimenez --> Sterling(c) + Fodder (-4)
      C) Pulisic + Jimenez --> Fodder + Kane (c) (-4)

      Cheers for any thoughts guys!

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Anyone? 🙁

    7. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Feels weird going into this Utd game tonight. Bruno 131% EO, Martial 101%. Got them both but it'll be bad if they do well cos I haven't captained them. Praying for a Salah (C) haul

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Having both is a differential im sure.

        1. Bury94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Maybe, didn't think of it like that

          1. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Yeah like whats the percentage of teams that have both. likely less than 30% I've got to think

      2. El Fenomeno R9
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Same

      3. Greek Freak
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        As always I'll be hoping for a Bruno blank, which I hate doing for players I own. I captained Martial but Mane is by far my biggest differential.

    8. DARE TO BISCAN
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Pope
      TAA Aurier Doherty
      Salah Bruno Foden KDB Martial
      Greenwood Ings
      (Foster Saiss Lascelles Ayew)
      2.5ITB
      Thinking Foden > Silva (TC)
      Anything worth a -4?

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Looks great

      2. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Foden Doherty out. Mendy Dilva TC in

        1. DARE TO BISCAN
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Mendy for -4 isn't doing it for me

    9. Old Gregg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Have pieters.

      On FH -

      A) Pope-Sidibe
      Or
      B) Martinez -Digne

      1. El Fenomeno R9
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        B

      2. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        B

      3. Old Gregg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Thanks both

    10. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Anyone care to suppose which Mcy defenders will get 60+mins next gw.

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Laporte

        1. potatoace
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Forgot to mention 5.6m max

      2. Amey
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Mendy for sure having rested yesterday.

        Don't laugh, but I'm thinking about Otamendi. Starts every other game. Norwich are bad at headed chances too

        1. Long ago I drew a walrus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Wasn't he stealing Aguero's goals in the 8-0 earlier in the season? Was rank garbage after I brought him in

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Same here bro
            😀
            Maybe one last time ....

      3. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Mendy Walker Otamendi

    11. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      West Ham 3.10 to win and Arsenal 1.90

      Avoid Auba + Antonio now?

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Antonio yes
        Not sure about Auba myself

      2. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Auba hat trick will give him the Golden Boot so i wouldnt avoid him at any cost

        1. Klaren
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Did he look like he was trying to win the golden boot at any point during the Villa match? I highly doubt it's on his mind.

    12. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Hi.

      I have

      Taa
      Azpi
      Aurier
      Salah
      Sterling
      Bruno
      Rash
      Ings

      And a FH

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Still FH obviously. Bring in Kane, Dilva, Burnley defenders etc

      2. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Good 4 u

        1. camarozz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          I copied and paste a long one and only half showed up. Sorry

    13. Saïss doesn't mat…
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Season Finale Target check: Where do you expect to finish?

      A random discussion.

      Given the season is almost over, what's your current rank now compared to your target at the beginning of the season/restart? Are you on course to meet the initial target or have you set a new one?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        20k currently - target 10k - not sure if I am on course or not with all the FHs about. Depends on how Martial, Maguire and Pulisic get on this evening

      2. Pap Le Cissier
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Target was to beat last years 2k, unless something goes badly wrong this week I should be there.

        Hoping to push the top 500 (17 points behind)

      3. Amey
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        I'm fighting relegation !
        Like Norwich ....

      4. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        currently 9k.
        Was 3k but have had terrible run last 3gws.
        Would consider 5k a success now.

        Initial target gw1 was 3k-10k

      5. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        60k now just hoping for 50k.

        Having had 4 x sub 7k finishes on the trot previously I now think the playing field is a lot more level and 10k is now a very tough ask.

      6. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Target was top 10k, currently sitting in top 5k. Aiming to maintain as I dont have FH available.

      7. ElliotJHP
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Started off just wanting to win my mini-leagues which I have probably achieved

        Just outside the top 10k now so that is the target, come on Tony (C)

      8. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        I was 14K before rona, now 160K, expecting 250K

      9. El Fenomeno R9
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Just inside 10k,hope to stay there.

        Last season i was 2k before last GW and went for differentials and got 20+points...lucky i finish 8k.

        Hope FH dont end up like that

      10. Greek Freak
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Where do I expect? About 150k if I'm lucky.

        Target in the beginning of the season was top 100 - I don't really have a new one given how much I've failed by!

        1. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Did you miss a 'k' off that?

          1. Greek Freak
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            No - I had a pretty great season two years ago so was hoping to beat that.

            1. Jon Walter's Hatty
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              As much chance of that as me beating my best...

              1. Greek Freak
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                I didn't say it was realistic! 😀

                I actually had a (very) outside shot at winning the whole thing (I thought at least), but a few wild punts towards the end dropped me outside the top 100.

                1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  Try being OR2 with 7 games to go...

                  1. FPLHaggis
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 15 days ago

                    Ouch. But a great achievement to have been up there!

                    If you could have your time back would you have played those gameweeks differently?

      11. FPLHaggis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        38k today with 6 to go. Was aiming to beat my personal best of 18k but I don't see it happening unless Salah goes nuts tonight.

      12. Zilla
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Initial target was to be top 10k again, roaming around 150k now

      13. Villa Velour
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Started at 275k on restart, now sitting at 4,327 🙂

        1. wulfranian
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Congrats!

    14. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Chasing. 15 pts behind ML leader.

      Worth a -8?

      Foden 》D Silva
      Vardy 》 Kane (c)

      1. Tomerick
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        It’ll be difficult to make up 15 points with an 8 point hit.

      2. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Yes if he doesnt owns Dilva and Kane

    15. Tomerick
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Currently ranked 1603 and looking to make the final push for top 1K. Team is:
      Pope/McCarthy
      TAA/Doherty/Boly/Fernandez/Lascelles
      Sterling/KDB/Bruno/Pulisic/Foden
      Rashford/Jiménez/Wood

      With 1FT should I?
      A) Doherty & Foden > Aurier & Dilva
      B) Doherty & Foden > Tarkowski & Dilva
      C) KDB > Dilva

    16. Jimmy Boy
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Which transfer to sort out my GW38 defence? One letter and one number. TIA

      A) Doherty to
      1: Mendy
      2: Digne
      3: Tierney

      B) Saiss to
      1: Pieters
      2: Branthwaite
      3: Holding

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        21

      2. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        11

      3. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        1 and 1

    17. veedub1989
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Need a little help!

      Top of mini-league but rival has clawed back the majority of a 100-point lead. Teams below as of today.

      My team:
      Pope
      TAA | Pieters | AWB
      Pulisic | Sterling (c) | Bruno | KDB
      Jimmy | Kane | Ings

      Henderson, Foden, Saiss, Lascelles
      TV: £108M, ITB: £0.2M
      Current rank: 44k (2209 pts)

      Rival's team:
      McCarthy
      TAA | Doherty | Pieters
      Saka | Martial | Salah (c) | KDB
      Greenwood | Jimmy | Ings

      Flappyhandski, Gomez, Aurier, Antonio

      I'm worried that I do not have Salah or Dilva, reckon there's worth in taking a hit to get either in? I've made my two subs this week (bringing in Pieters and Kane) so have no FTs left.

      1. Tomerick
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        I think Sterling will outscore Salah so it’s just a decision on Dilva. I’m of a mind that he’s a must have really but in your situation only if you believe your rival will have him and is score alone will make the difference between 1st and 2nd

        1. veedub1989
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Good point. Trouble is, who to swap for Dilva? I have three City players (Sterling, KDB and Foden) which essentially means KDB has to go but that feels wrong!

          1. Tomerick
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            I have the exact same three city players and Sterling has to be the captain so it’s between KDB and Foden.

            Both played 90 mins so both are a risk for a start. The advantage of KDB to Dilva is you won’t need a hit but he has the most potential to explode on this game.

            I’m leaning towards Foden out. My solution For my team is downgrading Doherty to allow it. For your team I would consider the same. Maybe Aurier or Tarkowski? I’m not sure yet.

            1. Tomerick
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              I sorry just saw I was looking at your rival’s team. For your team you would need to bench pulisic or fernandes to play Dilva. I would bench Pulisic and just downgrade him to afford Foden>Dilva

              1. veedub1989
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 15 days ago

                I would need to KDB>Dilva as I don't have the spare cash to swap Foden>Dilva.

                1. Tomerick
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  Personally I think you should stick with KDB. I think he will still play but Pep roulette is still there. I’m taking a -4 to do Foden to Dilva

                  1. veedub1989
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 14 days ago

                    Thanks for your help - good luck!

                    1. Tomerick
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 14 days ago

                      No problem. You too

    18. FF Dirtbag
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      How does this probably risky FH look?

      Reina
      Aurier Pieters Bardsley
      Salah Sterling Dilva Son Martial
      Kane Jesus

      Button; Williams, Conolly, Kilman

      1. Fit_to_drop
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Just the goalie is risky

    19. umerlfc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Which one?

      A) TAA + Mahrez
      B) Aurier + KDB

      1. Flaming Flamingo
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Comfortably A imo

    20. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 15 days ago

      started dilva this week with Willian first on my bench, have a feeling I could get some jammy points tonight

    21. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      No replies

      Guys team..

      Martinez
      Taa doh long
      Mane kdb Martial Bruno puli
      Vardy greenwood

      3.9 Connolly kiko Simpson

      1ft 2.4itb

      A) vardy and puli to Jesus and dsilva -4
      B) vardy and puli to Kane/auba and dsilva -4
      C) vardy Martial puli to Jesus dsilva son -8..

      TC left also..

    22. abaalan
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Are hits worthwhile in the final GW?

      With 1ft who would you prioritise removing:
      a) Doherty
      b) Vardy
      c) Jimenez
      d) Soucek (would require a hit)

      1. Ye
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Depends who for, I would say Vardy or Jiminez.

      2. abaalan
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        0.2 ITB, so cheaper than either or same.

    23. PukkiBlinder
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Mendy or Walker??

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Mendy

      2. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        knowing mendy he'll probably get an attacking return...even though he's terrible.

      3. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        VVD

    24. Ye
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Any thoughts on the below, 1 FT and 4.0 ITB

      Pope
      TAA Tarkowski Doherty
      Fernandes Martial Pulisic Foden KDB
      Rashford Jesus

      Thinking about Foden & KDB to Sterling (c) & Silva for a -4?

      Do I need Salah?

      1. Villa Velour
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        I think Salah and Dilva

    25. PukkiBlinder
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Martinez
      Mendy / Bardsley / Pieters
      Sterling / Salah / Dilva / Martial
      Kane / Auba / Ings

      Subs: Button, Williams, Braithwaite, Dedoncker

      FH GTG??

    26. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      I'm so proud of the lads.By kick-off on Sunday Wolves will have been playing competitive football for over a year this season.

      1. ElliotJHP
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Really sensational stuff, I know they will be knackered but would love for Wolves to win Europa

      2. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Hope they increase the depth of the squad and keep up the fight with the big boys. They've done really really well since coming up

      3. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Amazing achievement but I think the lockdown break benefited you guys quite a bit

        1. wulfranian
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Maybe.Very good performances before the lockdown though.

    27. rnrd
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      really happy to have played my FH in 31+ as I thought it would give me a much better edge than later on. Loooking at the FH drafts here, my team will be very close to them with 2FT.
      Looking back, I think it was the good strategy.

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        GW13 here and got a 600k GW rank so no complaints

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Likewise

        Slightly messed up FH that week but still outperformed my actual team comfortably. Close enough to FH this week.

        Had an excellent chip strategy just made some poor transfers in between 🙁

    28. Pieters 4 Wood
        4 months, 15 days ago

        What are the reliable sources for early team news? Rockstar said that he won't do it and also his accoint is hidden now

      • Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Joshua King is the best cheap fwd on FH mark my words comment below and i will inform you when he scores on Sunday

        1. wulfranian
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Already have him and Stanislas.Come on Bournemouth!!!

          1. Villa Velour
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Haha nice to see yet again how obsessed Wolves fans are with the Villa.

            1. Jon Walter's Hatty
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Be ignored after tonight when the Baggies join you both.

            2. Shark Team
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              But why this happens?

      • potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        would you consider Robinson over TAA.

        1. potatoace
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          *Roberston

        2. Villa Velour
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Van Dijk over both imo. Newcastle lacking CBs so I can see a Virgil goal from set pieces.

          1. potatoace
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Interesting thanks

        3. Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          No... if you have the money then do it for TAA

      • Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        A)Antonio + Aurier

        B)Ings + Long

        1. umerlfc
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Quite tough, go with your gut
          I'd prefer B

      • umerlfc
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        How many combined points would you expect these 3 to get tonight?

        Salah + TAA + Greenwood

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          At least 6

        2. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          30

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            To give you an idea of how tight the scores are this year, this week I have so far scored 33 points from 5 players. Not too bad at all. My rank has dropped by 40% from the start of the week! Tough school. Unless Liverpool wake up and play to their proper standard my 40% drop will be consolidated.

          2. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            I think 30 is way too optimistic. I'd be happy with half that.

        3. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 15 days ago

          16 +.2 + 2