Pro Pundits - Az

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

    Auba's performance last night has made my transfers a lot easier for this week. Not in a rush to bring him in over Rash.

    1. dimitros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Would you swap him to Kane for -4 though?

  2. Soto Ayam
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 9 days ago

    As the season draws to a close, I'd like to give my thanks to all connected with this site.

    Thank you to all who give their time and effort to help make this site possible. From the organisers at the top, down to folk like me, you've all contributed in some way to helping me develop as a player and considerably improve my rank this year.

    As a first time user of this site, I've been astounded at the level of information that passes through these pages, some great, some good and some dross, yet it's all been essential in helping to create an online platform that seeks only to facitate discussion and help fpl players. I'm not a xgc's stat guy, but the Articles are well written and offer insight that would have otherwise been foreign to me.

    I don't always comment and I mainly follow the comments, but I have say thanks to ragabolly for the vpl, Torresmagic who takes time to post value changes and Amey who just seems like a nice chap.

    Thanks again to all involved and I hope to see you all here I'm a few months to do it all again!

    Take care

    1. Soto Ayam
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Oh and Miguel Sanchez who send like another decent person

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Cheers Soto, that's very kind of you. Hope this site has helped you this season and even if it hasn't, how great that it brings people from all over the globe with a shared passion for FPL.

        1. Soto Ayam
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 9 days ago

          No problem mig, you always take time for others and your contributions are always appreciated. It's a great place to meet other like-minded folk who spend far too much time obsessing over a game! Good luck to us all

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 9 days ago

            Cheers dude, out of interest, where abouts on this fair planet are you based?

            1. Soto Ayam
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 9 days ago

              Indonesia. I'm a brit from South London though. Whereabouts are you on this small planet?

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 9 days ago

                From West London originally but now living outside London in Bucks. Used to live in Tooting Bec in South London though.

                1. Shineonme
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 9 days ago

                  You're not a bad judge leaving London, I left years ago, best thing I done. Now live in Frinton, lovely place, lovely people.

                  1. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 9 days ago

                    Great shout moving out to the coast - think plenty will be leaving London soon to find a patch on the coast or in the countryside within a couple of hours of London with more and more home working after COVID.

                    1. Soto Ayam
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 9 days ago

                      If they haven't moved out already

                2. Soto Ayam
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 9 days ago

                  Ah you'll know that Croydon isn't really South London then haha. To every one else here I just say I'm from London. I like tooting, London, but that was 25-30 years ago. Scary as hell now. You must be better of in bucks, no?

                  1. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 9 days ago

                    Yeah much happier out here in Bucks... small town but country walks straight from my door. Also, London property prices are just silly. 1 bed flat vs 3 bed house and garden is a no brainer in my eyes.

                    Croydon, eh? Palace fan?

                    1. Soto Ayam
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 9 days ago

                      Yeah it's insane there. You made a smart choice. So did I. I've been here 12 years and have never regretted it. Should be palace, but that was a labour of love I wasn't prepared to endure. Instead, I found solace in East London and I support the grestest football team to grace the planet. West ham. You're from West, Chelsea, qpr, Fulham?

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Thanks for kind words 🙂
      This is a brilliant community yes !!

      1. Soto Ayam
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 9 days ago

        I always check for your man utd advice. You're my official red devil representative. Many thanks

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Thanks mate ! Hopefully I've given some nice inputs 😀

          1. Soto Ayam
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 9 days ago

            Aye for sure. it's all opinions here, and nobody knows for sure. Please keep it up!

        2. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          He is the man although I am not a utd fan I rare him high 😉

    3. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      I imagine Amey to have this theme tune https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzkE_qbezOs

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        This is the best thing i saw today 😀

    4. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Very nice to take the time to post this

      1. Soto Ayam
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Mate, it was the least I could do to show my appreciation. Great place that's well organised and attracts decent friendly folk. There's not many like it

    5. Soto Ayam
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Indeed. Also, it seems friendlier now, than at the start of the season, or is it just me? Good to everyone here and I wish you all the best now, and in the future

      1. Deulofail
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        The old guard come out during preseason to moan about RMTs while sardonically berating people for their enthusiasm.

        1. Soto Ayam
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Ah I see. Well it takes all sorts. Cheers

      2. Amey
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Mostly it is banter.
        Some posters who i avoid generally to keep peace of mind 😀

        But this is one of the best online community you'll see

    6. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Cu in a month mate, take care!

      1. Soto Ayam
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Cheers mate. Enjoy the off season if you can. See's ya soon

    7. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Nice post, good man......have a good end of season and see you on the other side

      1. Soto Ayam
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Cheers corgz, season is done for me now, no more what if's to consider. It's the trying to predict the future that makes it fun for me. Take care, stay safe and see ya in a month or so

  3. Krafty Werks
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    If we get early team news and Mahrez starts do you think he is a better pick than Martial? Yay or nay?

    1. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      If on FH I'd want both, otherwise I wouldn't sell one for the other either way

      1. Krafty Werks
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        On FH but can only take one in final spot...here, what do you think? :

        Martinez
        Robbo / Pieters / Long
        Salah / Sterling / ??? / D.Silva / L.Moura
        Aubameyang / Kane

        Martin Nketiah B.Williams Tanganga

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Nay

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Not for me, he hasn't been great in recent games

    4. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      He has only 14 points less than the overrated Sterling.
      He is nailed on my team

      1. Krafty Werks
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Who has 14pts less?!! Mahrez 30pts behind Sterling (defo not overrated imo btw!!) and Martial 23pts ahead of Mahrez but has played around 550 mins more so i'm guessing PPG is similar? Tough to split them if Mahrez starts?

  4. Lemongrab
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Who scores more

    A. Jesus, Dilva
    B. Wood, Sterling (-4)

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Depends if Jesus has his finishing boots (or even owns a pair)

      1. Lemongrab
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        More concerned about him not starting

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          I wouldn't worry too much about that

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Probably A just. Don't see Wood getting more than 1 goal

    3. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      A

  5. Rhodes your boat
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Pulisic vardy to sterling ings -4?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Yes

    2. Lemongrab
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Aye

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 9 days ago

      yes

    4. Krafty Werks
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Yay

    5. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Yes I would

  6. That Was Easy!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Going to be chasing a 21 point lead going into the final GW. Does KDB + Foden > Mahrez (C) + D Silva make sense for a (-4)? Rival will likely own neither.

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      No. Losing KdB is a mistake imo. You can make more impactful transfers.

      1. That Was Easy!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        So here's my team, I will be bench boosting, he'll play TC...

        Hendo McCarthy
        TAA Doherty Stephens Pieters Aurier
        Salah KDB Foden Bruno Soucek
        Vardy Rashford Ings

        Midfields are the exact same less Sterling, so I'm hoping to create more differential. Our entire forward lines are different, defense mostly similar.

      2. That Was Easy!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        I do agree, yesterday could've been a much different day. Do you have any thoughts below?

      3. Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 9 days ago

        With recent rotation and playing alongside D Silva, his FPL points haven't been great. Mahrez hasn't been great in recent games either

        1. That Was Easy!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Yeah, he's not been great but Mahrez can always show up. It would be a shame to bring in Sterling, I kind of need to hope for a blank or small return to catch.

        2. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          That's wrong. His points in games with D. Silva are very good in fact.

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 9 days ago

            I think he gets less points than Silva when both are playing and less points when he is on his own

    2. internal error
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      I'm not sure taking a hit selling KDB will pay off but if you assume KDB doesn't take a penalty, excluding his penalty goals, he has 1 goal and 4 assists in his 6 starts since the restart. Good, but there could be 2 or 3 better picks from city vs Norwich

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 9 days ago

        You can play the same game with Bruno though.

        City and United do get lots of pens - they attack a lot. Worth wondering perhaps what the world would look like had KdB not Sterling got the pen . The difference last week would have been fairly minimal - KdB doesn’t miss. I’d suggest KdB will be back on duty.

        1. internal error
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Well that's up in the air who takes the next penalty. Sterling might given he is chasing 20 goals or David Silva might.

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 9 days ago

            We’ll see of course

            Think it’s fairly significant Sterling missed the pen. Nice to get to 20 but he was also subbed early and may well be again.

            Better case for Dilva perhaps - if he wants them which is no certainty - he’s not a limelight hogger in the slightest.

  7. OptimusBlack
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Who to get instead of Martin & Lascelles for last GW
    1 FT ... ITB : 0.6 M and Active BB

    1. BOATIES FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      martinez and lamptey

  8. Phaze 1
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    How likely is a Kane rise or Vardy fall before the deadline? Got the exact funds to make the switch but was hoping t be able to get team news.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Team news on if Harry Kane starts?

      1. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Maybe team news for other teams. For example City team news could determine whether or not Jesus is a choice. That's for me anyway, Kane starts 100%

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Vardy could drop but not until Friday or Saturday night so just keep an eye on FPLstats

  9. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Most nailed City defender for 38 except Ederson and Laporte?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Walker

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Cheers

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Garcia

    3. Krafty Werks
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Walker

    4. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Mendy imo

  10. Long ago I drew a walrus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Does anyone know if there's a way of checking when your FFS account was created? I could swear that 9 should have changed to a 10 by now.

    1. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Check your email?

  11. OneDennisBergkamp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Essential back 3 for FH38?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Burnley trio

      1. OneDennisBergkamp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        very risky though? 1 goal and its over

    2. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Tarkowski,Davies,VVD

  12. dimitros
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    I have enough money to set the exact same team but no free hit :/

    1. dimitros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      The main differences with my team would be Son, KDB and Foden instead of Sterling, Bruno and Kane..

  13. Werner Bremen
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    I already have a Burnley double up. So what 5.0 DEF should I get for 38?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Maybe Garcia or Boly

      1. Werner Bremen
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Not so sure Garcia will play. And Boly against Chelsea? No, thanks.

      2. Feed tha Sheep
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        I can’t see Garcia starting. He seems to play every other game

      3. Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Not many options under 5.0 other than BUR.

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      A third Burnley

    3. Krafty Werks
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Find the 0.1 and get Aurier.

    4. Ian & Zen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Switch you Burnley defenders to find the 0.1 for Aurier

    5. Cak Juris
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Zouma

  14. Tonyawesome69
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 9 days ago

    a. Foden to D Silva
    b. KDB to D Silva and Wood or Jimenez to Kane -4
    c. Other suggestions are welcome

    1ft 2.5itb
    Pope
    TAA Doherty Aurier
    Martial KDB Bruno Sterling
    Ings Jimenez Wood

    Martinez Foden Taylor Saiss

    1. Ian & Zen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Play Foden instead of Wood

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 9 days ago

        I would rather transfer him out for D Silva

    2. Dosh
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      B

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

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

    Subs: Button, Williams, Braithwaite, Dedoncker

    FH good to go?

    1. FPL Diet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Nice

  16. Feed tha Sheep
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    6 must haves for GW38..go?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Three Bur def, Sterling, Dilva and Kane

    2. Krafty Werks
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Sterling, one of Salah/Mane & Kane.

      1. Krafty Werks
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Oh 6!! then...at least one Burnley defender, D.Silva & Martinez for pure value.

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Feed tha Sheep by name...

      Sterling
      D.Silva
      Kane/Auba
      Salah/Mane
      Pieters/Bardsley
      Martial

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        I like.

      2. ElliotJHP
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Yeah totally agree.

        Think there is still a Martial/Bruno debate, hopefully, tonight's game locks Martial in.

      3. OptimusBlack
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        This

      4. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Agree with al except Martial. I’d want some united but Bruno at least as good for away games

    4. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      2 Burnley Def(+/or Pope) + Sterling Dilva Salah +Auba/Kane(one of them I can't decide)

    5. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Dilva,
      Salah,
      Fernandez
      Sterling
      Jesus
      Robertson

  17. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Should I trust Az with his FH team? I just have 2-3 other players in my team but his arguments impressed me...

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Yes - he is having a great end to the season fuelled by sterling

      Captain sterling and I think good things will happen

    2. FPL Diet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Back yourself

  18. LOLarov
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    So after GW 38 is fantasy going to basically immediately restart and ready to go for August 8th?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Don't think season is gonna start in August. Some time in August but Boris saying stadia can potentially re-open in October may complicate things.

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        *second August should read September

        1. LOLarov
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          ye fair, I thought it was confirmed for August 8th according to Skysports?

          Is that not the case?

          1. Lemongrab
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 9 days ago

            I think it's September 8th

    2. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Nah, no chance August, possible first week of September.....

  19. OptimusBlack
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    If u have Martinez who best GK with 4.6 M or less ?
    A - McCarthy
    B- Reina
    C- Ramsdale
    PS : Active BB

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      A

    2. Werner Bremen
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      C

    3. Krafty Werks
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      A

  20. Werner Bremen
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Would you KDB to Sterling for a hit?

    1. FPL Diet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Wait for late team news

    2. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Sterling more nailed than KDB but I expect both to start

  21. OneDennisBergkamp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Are Lamptey & Braithwaite nailed??

    1. Werner Bremen
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Sure are

    2. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Think Braithwaite is one of two fit centre backs at Everton, and did pretty well the other day.

      Potter loves to rotate so less sure on Lamptey

      1. George Agdgdgwngo
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        I think both are nailed. Both will be in my FH

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Will play next GW which is nailed enough

    4. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Williams at 3.8 if you don't have three other ManU

  22. BNMC
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Is buying a City defender "wasting" a spot?

    1. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Yes and no. It's not wasted, but perhaps not optimised. Luck could still be on your side. It's only a single GW, so do what you feel's right.

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Nope - it’s a decent move if they start

    3. Krafty Werks
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Depends?!! I will consider Laporte / Mahrez if we get early team news and Jesus doesn't start?

      1. Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        I think Jesus will start

    4. grennans2
        4 months, 9 days ago

        I'm considering Mendy. Think he could be a good option and between him and Mahrez for the last spot, he looks strong with a solid chance of a CS and possible assist

    5. That Was Easy!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Hey all, didn't want this to get lost in thread above. Not sure I'll catch a 20-pt lead, I will be bench boosting, he'll play TC...

      Hendo McCarthy
      TAA Doherty Stephens Pieters Aurier
      Salah KDB Foden Bruno Soucek
      Vardy Rashford Ings

      Midfields are the exact same less Sterling, so I'm hoping to create more differential. Our entire forward lines are different, defense mostly similar.

      What should I be targeting?
      1) Vardy > Jesus (C) (He won't own)
      2) KDB > Mahrez/Dilva (C) (He won't own)
      3) Is Doherty > Robbo worth a (-4)?

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Maybe 2, but not a big fan of either Jesus or Dilva as captain. If you think he'll TC Sterling, then you need City to underperform expectations.

        Rashford could be a nice differential captain if you think United will score 3+ goals.

    6. OneDennisBergkamp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      my midfield is Sterling / KDB / Dilva / Salah / Fernandes

      Would you drop any of these for Martial or GTG?

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        That’s the dream midfield

        Fernandes or Martial is personal preference

      2. ElliotJHP
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        That is my midfield bar I have Martial in for Bruno, so G2G for me!

      3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Honestly - and this will come back to haunt me I'm 100% sure - I'd be getting Tony Martial over Salah there

        Salah's Away Record (With Mane vs. Without):
        - With Mane Starting: 36 points, 11 games, 3.3 PPA
        - Without Mane: 48 points, 4 games, 12.0 PPA
        - TLDR: You may as well have a bag of crisps in your FPL team instead of Salah away from home when Mane's about

        But that's just me - if you've a gut feel for Salah then for the love of god follow it - many are heavily backing him this week, and probably with good reason

        1. The Red Devil
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          I'm going mane on FH

        2. OneDennisBergkamp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          last time i was told this he bagged 18pts away to Brighton

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 9 days ago

            Then unfortunately someone misled you because Mane didn't start away to Brighton 🙂

      4. Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Mines the same. Only difference is I have Mane instead of KDB

    7. grennans2
        4 months, 9 days ago

        A or B on a FH?

        A)

        Martinez
        Aurier Long Robbo
        Silva Sterling Mahrez Martial Salah
        Kane Ings

        B)

        Martinez
        Mendy Long Pieters
        Silva Sterling Martial Salah
        Kane Auba Ings

        1. fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          B

      • fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Hi guys, which moves below are best?

        Pope,
        TAA, VVD, Doherty
        Sterling, Silva, Bruno, Martial
        Jesus, Jimmy, Greenwood

        Martin, McNeil, Taylor, Holgate

        0.6 ITB, 1FT

        A) Jesus & Doherty -> Kane & Walker (-4)
        B) Jesus & McNeil -> Ings & Mahrez
        C) Doherty -> Robbo
        D) something else

        1. fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          B also a -4

        2. Tonyawesome69
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Jesus Jimenez to Kane Ings?

        3. Shineonme
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Hard but B would be a terrible move

      • chaser123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Is there somewhere which shows average captain scores across the season?

        I'm blaming my poor captain choices for my ranking!

        1. ElliotJHP
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Think if you google A New Planet FPL you can look at these things

          Was surprised that Vardy was my most captained player

      • Danstoke82
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Hi all

        Am chasing in my ML so need to gamble. Leader has Sterling but no Salah. Clearly I need Sterling in this week but the only way I can afford is to do Salah > Sterling (c)

        Is it worth it do you think?

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 9 days ago

          If chasing, you should do the opposite and keep Salah (C)

          1. Danstoke82
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 9 days ago

            And ignore Sterling v Norwich in favour of Salah away at Newcastle??

        2. Ady87
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          If you’re chasing, no, because he will definitely captain Sterling. If you’re behind anyway you need to do something different.

          1. Danstoke82
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 9 days ago

            I’m thinking Jesus > Kane although losing an attacking city player v Norwich seems a bit crazy??

        3. fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          What is the lead? You're probably better off sticking the armband on salah and hoping sterling stays quiet. Not likely but your chasing so you need to take risks. Can you get any other city assets in for different players to give you another edge? Mahrez or Silva could both do well

          1. Danstoke82
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 9 days ago

            Roughly 40 points to 1st and about 12 points to second. I was top leading up to lockdown but post lockdown it’s gone horribly wrong for me and so right for the two above. I was late on Martial which kicked me and then the leader pulled in Sterling last week whilst I kept faith with Salah. Neither of the top two currently own Salah but I know the leader still has his FH. Most likely he will keep Sterling and captain him. I need to take a gamble here and am considering a -8 to bring in Sterling and Kane as have already done Hayden > Dilva.

            Am really stuck in this. Losing Salah seems risky but I cannot ignore the appeal of Sterling v Norwich and Kane v Palace.

            1. Danno - Emre Canada
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 9 days ago

              Salah might bag you 3 goals tonight. Need to reassess after tonight but if chasing you don’t want to pick the same player, need a differential and hope the other stays quiet....

      • La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Chances of KDB starting vs Norwich?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Very high - still two off outright assists record and a couple of weeks until UCL resumes

      • chaser123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Freehit draft...0.6m ITB so room for upgrade (e.g. Martinez to Pope?)

        Martinez
        TAA Long Pieters
        Sterling D.Silva Mahrez Salah Antonio
        Aubameyang Ings

        (Nketiah Williams Tanganga)

        1. Shineonme
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Really don't like the aub pick at all

          1. chaser123
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 9 days ago

            Neither do I really -- what would you suggest?