Interview

An interview with Fantasy Premier League world number one Chris McGowan

Most of us mere mortals will be playing for mini-league glory or a landmark rank as the final Gameweek of this drawn-out season approaches.

For a handful of Fantasy bosses, however, there is the carrot of finishing ahead of every single other FPL manager in the world.

There are few of us who will ever be in with a shout of clinching an FPL crown, with chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen – the current world number four – among them this year.

Top of the pile after Gameweek 37+ and two points ahead of his nearest challenger is Fantasy Football Scout user, Chris McGowan.

Chris, who goes by the name Queens of the South Age on the site, had first reached the summit in Gameweek 23 and reclaimed top spot in Gameweek 36+ after a brief wobble.

We previously interviewed him back in February when he was kind enough to discuss his meteoric rise, strategy, captaincy, chip usage and more.

Armed with his Triple Captain chip and a slender lead heading into Gameweek 38+, Chris has again generously agreed to answer more of our questions in an interview you can read below.


Scout: First things first – how are you feeling? Is there nerves, excitement or a bit of a Zen attitude to the whole thing?

Chris: To be honest, I’ve been pretty chilled about it up until now and just taken things however they have turned out. I never expected to be going into the last Gameweek in first place, so there’s definitely some excitement creeping in to see how it turns out. 


Scout: Last time we spoke with you after Gameweek 26, you were number one in the world but said you’d settle for a place in the top 1k. At what point did it become an all-out tilt at the title?

Chris: Probably in Gameweek 35+. I had a terrible run after the restart and watched others do great week after week. That week got me right back into the mix and in with a decent chance. I would happily take a top-three spot as I’ve been up there for so long this season that it would be disappointing to finish without a prize – but obviously, I’m aiming for number one now.


Scout: You were determined to “do your own thing” when we last spoke and not pay too much attention to your nearest rivals’ teams. Has that approach changed at all with one Gameweek to go? And if so, who are the managers you are paying the most attention to?

Chris: That mindset pretty much worked up until Gameweek 36+. I then spent too much time thinking about what Joshua Bull [the current world number two] might do and was convinced he’d play his Wildcard or Free Hit – which he didn’t.

Up until an hour before the deadline, I was set on getting David Silva in for Riyad Mahrez and captaining him. I ended up going for Phil Foden instead as I was sure Joshua would have Silva and I was trying to be different. It caught me out, that one, but then again Foden scored the week after and Silva didn’t play at all so I’m not sure how my team would have looked as I wouldn’t have had the money to get Chris Wood in for Aaron Connolly, like I did.

Foden starts for Man City as Guardiola benches Mahrez

Scout: Are you much of a social media user and have you given it a bit of a wide berth this last week to clear your mind?

Chris: Not at all, really. I don’t have a Facebook or a Twitter account so I’m never on them. I’ll check the FantasyPL Reddit and sometimes comment on posts in there. 


Scout: You still have your Triple Captain chip remaining – what was your main reason for keeping it for Gameweek 38+? 

Chris: Two reasons for that. The first is that I stupidly didn’t use it on Mohamed Salah in Liverpool’s Double Gameweek 24. After that, I’ve never really settled on a week and, as it got closer to the end, I liked the idea that I might win it thanks to an amazing Triple Captain haul on the final day! 

Salah delivers timely away-day haul as Liverpool end Gameweek 24 on a high

Scout: We’re not going to ask the obvious and get you to reveal your exact choices for your team. But who is on your candidate long-list for the Triple Captaincy?

Chris: The top players I have are obviously Raheem Sterling, Sadio Mane, Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford but those Manchester United picks have looked jaded in the last couple of games. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has run them into the ground but they do have a few days’ rest before Sunday’s game, so are still an option. If they needed a win they might be more enticing but a draw is good enough for them now so they might not be as attacking unless they go a goal down. 

I think still having the chip makes it worse for anybody chasing as, if they are guessing my captain, then is it worth them having or bringing in the same player just to get single or double points versus my triple? If I was chasing on a Free Hit, I think it would play on my mind and affect my team choice.


Scout: Your chip strategy was interesting: Free Hit in Gameweek 30+, Wildcard in Gameweek 33+ and Bench Boost in Gameweek 34+. What were your main motivations for overlooking the unlimited transfers ahead of Gameweek 30+? Was it a case of liking the look of your team already or a long-term mistrust of the likes of Villa and Arsenal?

Chris: I’m still against that ‘free Wildcard’ that everybody was given for the restart as I was in a good position and it gave people the chance to overhaul their teams even if they had already used their second Wildcard. I liked my team for Gameweek 31+ and didn’t want to commit to doing the unlimited transfers for Gameweek 30+ and then Wildcarding straight away.

The Wildcard in Gameweek 33+ was forced a bit down to the poor scores I had since the restart and I needed to try and get back on track. The Bench Boost was just a kind of “it needs to be played so just get it done”. The fixtures weren’t too bad but it was a poor return, as it turned out. 


Scout: You were 52 points adrift of then-leader Joshua Bull in Gameweek 33+ but a spectacular double-up on Raheem Sterling (c) and Michail Antonio in Gameweek 35+ saw you come back into contention. What prompted you to sell Kevin De Bruyne for Sterling that Gameweek?

Chris: It was at the stage of needing to make differential changes as there’s no point in having all the same players.

There were some rumours that De Bruyne was getting a rest and that just swayed me to go for Sterling. He had been looking sharp and I just got extremely lucky with that one.

Antonio was in my Wildcard team and he had been looking good, too. Four goals was just ridiculous luck though. Sometimes it just lands in your favour and that was definitely one of those times. 


Scout: Do you reckon you’ll take a hit in Gameweek 38+ or will it be simply a use of your free transfer?

Chris: I’m undecided as yet on whether I will take a hit it but if I do, it will be because I am Triple Captaining one of the players I bring in. It’s such a tough decision as I’ll be kicking myself if I make changes for a hit and they do worse than what I had. It’s a one-off chance and not something that can pay off after a few games. 


Scout: Has team/player motivation (eg being ‘on the beach’ or chasing the Golden Boot) been a factor in your picks in the run-in?

Chris: A little. West Ham were fighting for safety up until now so Antonio was good. I brought Danny Ings back in after the manager’s comments saying he wouldn’t be rested and pretty much play as much as possible to chase the Golden Boot. 

Hasenhuttl to aid Ings' quest for the Golden Boot as Watford's FPL assets flop

Scout: Onto the big day itself. Will you be logged on at 2.55pm hoping for any early team news hints or will you have made your transfers long before the last-minute carnage?

Chris: I’ll definitely be hoping for that last-minute news. The worry with that though is that everybody else is doing the same and we have experienced FPL servers being unable to cope before. 


Scout: Where/how will you be watching the action on Sunday?

Chris: I’m not actually sure if I’ll get to watch the games live yet. Afternoon kick-offs rarely get watched as I’m normally busy with the family at the weekends during the day. That’s why I’ve enjoyed the last few weeks as I’ve been able to watch a lot more games at night.

Last season was the same and I was leading my mini-league going into the last game, with second place pretty close behind. I switched off all alerts and WhatsApp group updates and managed to avoid everything to watch Match of the Day without knowing any scores. I might have to do the same this time – but the suspense would be killing me!


Our thanks again to Chris, who we wish the best of luck for Gameweek 38+.

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1,500 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Will J 256
      20 days, 9 hours ago

      Antonio or pulisic! First to three wins this battle.

      1. ZakyJ
        • 4 Years
        20 days, 9 hours ago

        Pulisic

      2. caldracula
        • 4 Years
        20 days, 9 hours ago

        Puli

        1. caldracula
          • 4 Years
          20 days, 9 hours ago

          Although prefer Willian

          1. Will J 256
              20 days, 9 hours ago

              Fair enough thanks guys

            • thepuntmaster
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              20 days, 9 hours ago

              I'd go Willian too, really want him in mine but not sure if there's space

        2. The Knights Template
          • 6 Years
          20 days, 9 hours ago

          Antonio

        3. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          20 days, 9 hours ago

          Pulley

        4. Poison Apple
          • 7 Years
          20 days, 9 hours ago

          Ant

      3. thepuntmaster
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        20 days, 9 hours ago

        I know Kane is in great form, but are people writing off Son too easily?

        He got 2 against Palace earlier this season with Kane in the side.

        1. Reinhold
          • 9 Years
          20 days, 9 hours ago

          He's a good pick

        2. caldracula
          • 4 Years
          20 days, 9 hours ago

          Don’t think looking at that previous game holds to much weight in the discussion of whose the better option. If there’s anytime you own Kane it’s probably now.

        3. michaelington
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          20 days, 9 hours ago

          I would probably rather have Kane but if you can't afford I would say Son is a good pick.

        4. FDMS All Starz
          • 4 Years
          20 days, 9 hours ago

          Just that there are so many mid options, think Kane is enough coverage for Spurs considering the lack of forward options

      4. ZakyJ
        • 4 Years
        20 days, 9 hours ago

        Is Martinez really the best cheap GK not named Pope?

        Watford are going to throw everything they can at that arsenal defence

        1. thepuntmaster
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          20 days, 9 hours ago

          Think the thing is that Watford don't have very much to throw

        2. teneighty
          • 5 Years
          20 days, 9 hours ago

          I'd say a double up is looking tempting.

          1. teneighty
            • 5 Years
            20 days, 9 hours ago

            Reply fail for thepuntmaster.

          2. ZakyJ
            • 4 Years
            20 days, 9 hours ago

            Arsenal double up? Are are you referring to Son and Kane above?

          3. masyuris
            • 7 Years
            19 days, 6 hours ago

            Double up Pope and Martinez?

        3. caldracula
          • 4 Years
          20 days, 9 hours ago

          I wouldn’t feel confident owning him but he’s cheap and if it enables other moves he’s probably worth it. Pope much better option.

          1. ZakyJ
            • 4 Years
            20 days, 9 hours ago

            Is Ryan, Reina, Ramsadale or McCarthy a better option? I have Pope and it's a Bench Boost

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              20 days, 9 hours ago

              If you're on BB and have Pope/Martinez why are you wasting time looking at the GK spot with your FT?

              Surely there's better uses for it.

              1. ZakyJ
                • 4 Years
                20 days, 9 hours ago

                I have Pope and Button

                1. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  20 days, 9 hours ago

                  Hmm maybe McCarthy then. Could be a nice pick. Southampton look strong since restart and kept out City.

            2. caldracula
              • 4 Years
              20 days, 9 hours ago

              McCarthy the best option out of them.

        4. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          20 days, 9 hours ago

          "Watford are going to throw everything they can at that arsenal defence"

          Which isn't much. They look awful.

          Arsenal kept out City and only conceded to Villa because of a particularly lethal shot.

        5. Essential
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          20 days, 9 hours ago

          Reina

      5. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        20 days, 9 hours ago

        people on fh, how many burnley defence assets do you have?

        1. Will J 256
            20 days, 9 hours ago

            I have pope and Pieters.

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              20 days, 9 hours ago

              thanks. it looks like a lot of people are doubling up. not sure just having one is a good idea.

          • MattysFantasyFooty
            • 7 Years
            20 days, 9 hours ago

            3

            Pieters Long Bardsley

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              20 days, 9 hours ago

              risky !

            2. ZakyJ
              • 4 Years
              20 days, 9 hours ago

              Triple up but not Pope? If they get a cleansheet he's the one likely getting 3bps

          • teneighty
            • 5 Years
            20 days, 9 hours ago

            Pope and Bardsley

          • caldracula
            • 4 Years
            20 days, 9 hours ago

            3

          • Poison Apple
            • 7 Years
            20 days, 9 hours ago

            2

        2. KP - FPL
          • 5 Years
          20 days, 9 hours ago

          Which combo is better?

          a) Salah, Richarlison, Wood

          b) Auba, Son, Grealish

          1. Reinhold
            • 9 Years
            20 days, 9 hours ago

            A

          2. caldracula
            • 4 Years
            20 days, 9 hours ago

            A bit not overly convinced by Richarlison and Wood, they seem to have quite a low ceiling compared to other options and neither really have anything to play for

        3. Champ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          20 days, 9 hours ago

          Best combo guys?

          (a) KDB & Wood
          (b) Antonio & Kane

          1. Will J 256
              20 days, 9 hours ago

              B

            • Reinhold
              • 9 Years
              20 days, 9 hours ago

              B

            • caldracula
              • 4 Years
              20 days, 9 hours ago

              B

            • Champ
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              20 days, 9 hours ago

              Cheers guys

            • Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              20 days, 9 hours ago

              A. Triple City is priority imo. Find other ways to get Kane or Antonio.

          2. Oakley
            • 3 Years
            20 days, 9 hours ago

            Very possible TAA and Salah could be benched?

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • 4 Years
              20 days, 9 hours ago

              What for?

            2. The Knights Template
              • 6 Years
              20 days, 9 hours ago

              Rested for........what exactly?

              1. Oakley
                • 3 Years
                20 days, 9 hours ago

                Just paranoid l guess....l have only 1 sub chasing my ML by 2pts and can't afford a slip. And don't want to do -4 just to bring in a sub.
                But thaks for allaying my fears!

            3. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              20 days, 9 hours ago

              Nah don't see it happening

            4. ZakyJ
              • 4 Years
              20 days, 9 hours ago

              TAA possible for Neco but unlikely

            5. caldracula
              • 4 Years
              20 days, 9 hours ago

              Last game of the season? Can’t see it tbh, would imagine the starting eleven would be close to the best and then they’ll look to bring on some kids in the second half.

          3. Reinhold
            • 9 Years
            20 days, 9 hours ago

            Any aspiring FPL world #1s here who would offer some insight on my use of the FT this week?

            I'm bench boosting and willing to take a hit if needed

            McCarthy / Foster

            VVD / Azpi / Doherty / Aurier / Tarkowski

            Willian / Bruno / Sterling / Foden / Silva

            Rashford / Greenwood / Auba

            1. Reinhold
              • 9 Years
              20 days, 9 hours ago

              Would love a reply or two from people I've replied to!

            2. caldracula
              • 4 Years
              20 days, 9 hours ago

              Looks alright tbh, not sure anything is worth a hit, have a decent enough 15 there.

              1. Reinhold
                • 9 Years
                20 days, 9 hours ago

                Yeah, agree. But no reason to burn the transfer either.

                Forgot to mention 1.8 in the bank.

                Thinking of Foster to Martinez obviously, but not sure about that

            3. caldracula
              • 4 Years
              20 days, 9 hours ago

              Ah didn’t see the FT, do you have any cash ITB?

              1. Reinhold
                • 9 Years
                20 days, 9 hours ago

                Yeah, 1.4 actually. Not 1.8

                1. caldracula
                  • 4 Years
                  20 days, 9 hours ago

                  Foster to Pope then, there’s not a massive upside but there’s not much you can do with only one/two transfers.

            4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
              • 3 Years
              20 days, 9 hours ago

              This looks like a solid bench boost team.

              1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                • 3 Years
                20 days, 9 hours ago

                Maybe Doherty out for someone

            5. thepuntmaster
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              20 days, 9 hours ago

              Looks solid, like the Willian pick.

              Not worried about no Kane/Son?

            6. Lionel Fellaini
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              20 days, 9 hours ago

              Foden to someone?

            7. Bring back Rafa
                20 days, 8 hours ago

                Solid. Azpi to TAA

            8. Fuddled FC
              • 8 Years
              20 days, 9 hours ago

              This week, who to prioritize

              a) KDB
              b) Jesus

              Have both atm but got to lose 1 to fit in Dilva

              1. FF Dirtbag
                • 8 Years
                20 days, 9 hours ago

                KDB.

              2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                • 3 Years
                20 days, 9 hours ago

                A

              3. Reinhold
                • 9 Years
                20 days, 9 hours ago

                B if trailing, A if not

            9. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
              • 3 Years
              20 days, 9 hours ago

              Can't make up my mind..

              A) Foden -> David Silva
              (Greenwood first sub)

              B) Fernandes, Foden -> Sterling, Guendouzi -4
              (Play Greenwood, zero bench)

              Pope
              TAA Doherty Pieters
              Salah KDB(C) Fernandes Martial Foden
              Jesus Vardy

              (Greenwood Taylor* Holgate*)

              1FT 2.0ITB

              Yesterday I was leaning towards option B
              Today I'm more tempted by A.

              1. Reinhold
                • 9 Years
                20 days, 9 hours ago

                A seems better.

                1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                  • 3 Years
                  20 days, 9 hours ago

                  Thanks!

                2. ZakyJ
                  • 4 Years
                  20 days, 9 hours ago

                  A

              2. caldracula
                • 4 Years
                20 days, 9 hours ago

                A

            10. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
              • 3 Years
              20 days, 9 hours ago

              Who will score more:
              A) Jiminez(che) + 4
              B) kane (cry)

              1. Poison Apple
                • 7 Years
                20 days, 9 hours ago

                No one is sure but B is worth a risk if chasing

              2. Vazza
                  20 days, 9 hours ago

                  Not much in it if you bring in Kane for a hit

                • The Knights Template
                  • 6 Years
                  20 days, 9 hours ago

                  B maybe

                • Runaway
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  20 days, 9 hours ago

                  B has more potential

                • ZakyJ
                  • 4 Years
                  20 days, 9 hours ago

                  I'll take Jimi +4

                • caldracula
                  • 4 Years
                  20 days, 9 hours ago

                  B higher ceiling but will probably be very close

              3. Poison Apple
                • 7 Years
                20 days, 9 hours ago

                Which one for the final one?

                A. KDB Greenwood TAA
                B. Salah Pulis Pieters
                C. Bruno Pulis TAA

                1. The Knights Template
                  • 6 Years
                  20 days, 9 hours ago

                  B

                2. wulfranian
                  • 3 Years
                  20 days, 9 hours ago

                  a

                3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                  • 3 Years
                  20 days, 9 hours ago

                  A

                4. Forza
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  20 days, 9 hours ago

                  A

              4. Runaway
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                20 days, 9 hours ago

                Play 1:

                A) Martínez (WAT)

                B) Pope (BHA)

                *I have Tarkowski as well

                1. Will J 256
                    20 days, 9 hours ago

                    B

                  • The Knights Template
                    • 6 Years
                    20 days, 9 hours ago

                    B

                2. Will J 256
                    20 days, 9 hours ago

                    Which three are better?
                    1:
                    Bruno
                    Pulisic
                    Trent
                    2:
                    Martial
                    Son
                    VVD

                    1. The Knights Template
                      • 6 Years
                      20 days, 9 hours ago

                      Exactly even

                    2. Poison Apple
                      • 7 Years
                      20 days, 9 hours ago

                      Son Pulisic TAA/Robertson

                  • gauzah
                    • 4 Years
                    20 days, 9 hours ago

                    Triple Burnley defence and no TAA/Robbo mad?

                    1. Zim0
                      • 2 Years
                      20 days, 9 hours ago

                      Not really

                    2. Wolves Ay We
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      20 days, 9 hours ago

                      Yes

                    3. ZakyJ
                      • 4 Years
                      20 days, 9 hours ago

                      I like it if chasing. Throw the C on Pope hope for cleansheet

                    4. caldracula
                      • 4 Years
                      20 days, 9 hours ago

                      TAA and triple Burnley (Pope included)

                    5. Forza
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      20 days, 9 hours ago

                      Not if you have a strong attack, but I think something like Ings and TAA could be much better than Auba/Kane and a cheap defender.

                  • Vazza
                      20 days, 9 hours ago

                      Bruno + Rashford => Antonio + Kane (-4 point hit)

                      Yae or Nae?

                      1. Poison Apple
                        • 7 Years
                        20 days, 9 hours ago

                        I would

                      2. Corgzzzz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        20 days, 9 hours ago

                        if I was chasing I would 100% do this......

                    • FOO FIGHTER
                        20 days, 9 hours ago

                        Right guys

                        I am chasing someone who has a 10 point lead. He only has 1 ft no chips left. I am not bothered about his defence and attack and he would need more than 1 hit to upgrade his forwards. He only has 0.6 in the bank.

                        Midfield will be the decider.

                        His midfield is
                        Sterling KDB Foden Martial Pulisic

                        Mine
                        Salah Sterling Dilva Martial Fernandes

                        I have 1.5 in the bank. What move with 1 FT should I make to beat him?

                        Pretty sure both of us will cap Sterling.

                        1. Flaming Flamingo
                          • 4 Years
                          20 days, 9 hours ago

                          It's only 10 points. I'd just do whatever move you think is best and not worry about his team.

                        2. The Knights Template
                          • 6 Years
                          20 days, 9 hours ago

                          Martial to Antonio

                        3. Wolves Ay We
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          20 days, 9 hours ago

                          I think Foden and Pulisic may let him down but I would rather have Mahrez in your midfield instead of Martial if you still have a City space.

                        4. El Presidente
                            20 days, 9 hours ago

                            Fernandes to Son is your winner

                            1. El Presidente
                                20 days, 9 hours ago

                                Or if you prefer Martial to Son

                            2. caldracula
                              • 4 Years
                              20 days, 9 hours ago

                              Martial to Willian

                              1. caldracula
                                • 4 Years
                                20 days, 9 hours ago

                                And Captain Silva

                            3. Corgzzzz
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              20 days, 9 hours ago

                              Afternoon mate.......I would look to replace Bruno.......many options available such as Son, Mahrez, even Antonio if you feel he can carry on against Villa....

                          • Miguel Sanchez
                            • 4 Years
                            20 days, 9 hours ago

                            What do we expect the EO for Sterling to be in the top 10k this GW?

                            1. FOO FIGHTER
                                20 days, 9 hours ago

                                Fecking high

                              • MattysFantasyFooty
                                • 7 Years
                                20 days, 9 hours ago

                                Anything under 130 and I’d be surprised

                                1. Major League Shocker
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  20 days, 9 hours ago

                                  That sounds about right to me, something like 80% ownership plus 50% captaincy.

                            2. michaelington
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              20 days, 9 hours ago

                              Is there any way to keep people interested in mini leagues? I end up just winning by +100 points each year as everyone isn't as keen.

                              1. Wolves Ay We
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                20 days, 9 hours ago

                                Get a small trophy e.g. a Golden Boot that the winner keeps for the season. It may motivate some of the players in your league.

                              2. Miguel Sanchez
                                • 4 Years
                                20 days, 9 hours ago

                                Create a second team you put up against them with some restrictions. i.e. only English players or no Liverpool players.

                              3. The Knights Template
                                • 6 Years
                                20 days, 9 hours ago

                                Bet a finger on the outcome.

                                1. Wolves Ay We
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  20 days, 9 hours ago

                                  Fish fingers or chocolate fingers? 😉

                              4. Raz Sterling Archer
                                • 3 Years
                                20 days, 9 hours ago

                                monthly prizes

                                1. Raz Sterling Archer
                                  • 3 Years
                                  20 days, 9 hours ago

                                  share prize money over top 6

                              5. Oakley
                                • 3 Years
                                20 days, 9 hours ago

                                Is it a cash league? Mine is and it is very competitive. The first 5 leaders are separated by no more than 8pts in between

                              6. MattysFantasyFooty
                                • 7 Years
                                20 days, 9 hours ago

                                Money

                              7. El Presidente
                                  20 days, 9 hours ago

                                  Throw money at it, you´ll see the difference

                                • Blzbobuk
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  20 days, 9 hours ago

                                  Have a second and third prize. Have a manager of the month. Even had a Phoenix award of highest rank rise from Christmas. For you enter more leagues

                                • caldracula
                                  • 4 Years
                                  20 days, 8 hours ago

                                  Play with better players seems the obvious one

                                  1. caldracula
                                    • 4 Years
                                    20 days, 8 hours ago

                                    I had a work league and had the same issue, won it three years in a row quite easily. I found one online called ‘the go hard or go home league’ £10 entry and about 700 players this year, monthly prizes, cup prizes and highest single score etc. Kept it much more fun for me to compete with others that take it seriously.

                                • Rinseboy
                                  • 8 Years
                                  20 days, 8 hours ago

                                  if its for money. dont change anything!

                                • BC1 - Brazil Nuts
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  20 days, 3 hours ago

                                  I run a work mini league.
                                  19 players @ €60 entry fee.
                                  9 x €30 and 1 x €60 (for December) manager of the month prizes.
                                  2 x €30 prizes for highest game week score each half of the season.
                                  And a Last Man Standing separate league where lowest scoring team gets knocked out and game is reset every game week, €100 prize.
                                  Then 1st - €350, 2nd - €200, 3rd - €100.
                                  Lots of chances keeps them interested, only 1 player lost interest after the break.
                                  Done a forfeit one year where whoever came last bought breakfast for the top 3. But haven't ever since, hard enough coming last in itself!
                                  Any other ideas, I'd like to hear them.

                              8. Wolves Ay We
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                20 days, 9 hours ago

                                When the season finishes do you find it an anti-climax as most of your rivals stop talking about it almost straight away?

                                1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
                                  • 6 Years
                                  20 days, 9 hours ago

                                  I find it awesome when I suck

                              9. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
                                • 6 Years
                                20 days, 9 hours ago

                                22 points behind ML leader. Got Dilva instead of Bruno and gonna cap him.

                                Do I go -4 to sell Mane for Salah or Antonio or Richarlison? (Opponent has Mane)

                                1. Wolves Ay We
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  20 days, 9 hours ago

                                  Could be worth it, Salah is threatening to explode.

                                  1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
                                    • 6 Years
                                    20 days, 9 hours ago

                                    Hm thx. Captain Salah or Dilva tho?

                                    1. Wolves Ay We
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      20 days, 9 hours ago

                                      Tough one. If I was 22 points behind I would go for Salah.

                                      1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
                                        • 6 Years
                                        20 days, 9 hours ago

                                        Cheers

                                2. caldracula
                                  • 4 Years
                                  20 days, 8 hours ago

                                  Yep, good move and Mané to Salah could be good. Quite a big gap to make up so will have to take the risk.

                                  1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
                                    • 6 Years
                                    20 days, 8 hours ago

                                    Thx bro

                              10. El Presidente
                                  20 days, 9 hours ago

                                  What is the consensus around KDB & Jesus´s minutes vs Norwich?

                                  1. The Knights Template
                                    • 6 Years
                                    20 days, 9 hours ago

                                    Clear consensus is 48mins and 76mins respectively.

                                  2. Devo-McDuff
                                    • 2 Years
                                    20 days, 9 hours ago

                                    KDB 90 and Jesus 63.

                                • Ian & Zen
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  20 days, 9 hours ago

                                  Flummoxed
                                  Which 2 from:
                                  a) Pulisic
                                  b) Mahrez
                                  c) Martial
                                  d) Bruno
                                  e) Antonio
                                  Cheers

                                  1. Reinhold
                                    • 9 Years
                                    20 days, 9 hours ago

                                    Honestly, A and B

                                  2. MattysFantasyFooty
                                    • 7 Years
                                    20 days, 9 hours ago

                                    B E

                                  3. Wolves Ay We
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    20 days, 9 hours ago

                                    B and D

                                  4. The Knights Template
                                    • 6 Years
                                    20 days, 9 hours ago

                                    C and e

                                  5. Ian & Zen
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    20 days, 9 hours ago

                                    3 votes for B - Mahrez, 2 for E - Antonio & 1each for the rest
                                    Give me a little more clarity
                                    Thanks

                                  6. Devo-McDuff
                                    • 2 Years
                                    20 days, 9 hours ago

                                    B & E

                                  7. caldracula
                                    • 4 Years
                                    20 days, 8 hours ago

                                    How has Willian not made this list? Definitely not Mahrez

                                  8. caldracula
                                    • 4 Years
                                    20 days, 8 hours ago

                                    A, D, C, E, B. Would add Willian to the front of that list.

                                  9. Hotstepper
                                    • 6 Years
                                    20 days, 8 hours ago

                                    ae

                                • Will J 256
                                    20 days, 9 hours ago

                                    Is son, Kane and Aurier overkill?

                                    1. The Knights Template
                                      • 6 Years
                                      20 days, 9 hours ago

                                      No, desirable

                                  • Wolves Ay We
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    20 days, 9 hours ago

                                    Is there anymore motivation then breaking a run of 7 defeats in a row? Not sure Kane and Son will find it easy.

                                    1. The Knights Template
                                      • 6 Years
                                      20 days, 9 hours ago

                                      Surely that motivation was there at breaking the run of six defeats?

                                    2. Major League Shocker
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      20 days, 9 hours ago

                                      Somewhat agree. On the FML FPL pod, they figured Palace would make it hard for Spurs' attack but they didn't see how Palace would score (one of them is a Palace fan). Therefore, they were talking about getting multiple Spurs defenders.

                                    3. caldracula
                                      • 4 Years
                                      20 days, 8 hours ago

                                      Yeah I think they’ve admitted defeat by now.

                                  • wulfranian
                                    • 3 Years
                                    20 days, 9 hours ago

                                    Noooooo!!!Sean Dyche confirms that Ashley Barnes, Ben Mee, Matt Lowton, Jack Cork and Charlie Taylor will all miss the final PL game of the season. "All others are fit and available for selection."

                                  • Firminoooo
                                    • 4 Years
                                    20 days, 9 hours ago

                                    Is this FH team a little boring?

                                    Pope
                                    TAA Pieters Aurier
                                    Salah D.Silva Sterling(C) Mahrez Martial
                                    Ings Kane

                                    1. Devo-McDuff
                                      • 2 Years
                                      20 days, 9 hours ago

                                      Same as mine except Martinez over Pope (would rather have Pope), KDB over Mahrez and Antonio over Martial.

                                    2. Forza
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 5 Years
                                      20 days, 9 hours ago

                                      Exactly the same as my lastest draft but with Fernandes and KDB instead of Salah and Mahrez. It's definitely a bit boring because my draft is specifically designed to prevent a big red arrow 😛

                                      1. Firminoooo
                                        • 4 Years
                                        20 days, 8 hours ago

                                        Lets go for a small red arrow.

                                    3. caldracula
                                      • 4 Years
                                      20 days, 8 hours ago

                                      Pretty template, I have Bardsley, Fernandes and Willian over Aurier Mahrez and Martial.

                                    4. Bring back Rafa
                                        20 days, 8 hours ago

                                        Exactly my team 100%
                                        Who are you bench options?
                                        I have Martin, Greenwood, Braithwaite & Williams

                                    5. BigDaveSaves
                                      • 5 Years
                                      20 days, 8 hours ago

                                      40 points clear in my cash ML but 2nd and 3rd have Sterling (Undoubtedly captain). Is -4 to bring him in for KDB worth it? Really debating just leaving it..

                                      1. caldracula
                                        • 4 Years
                                        20 days, 8 hours ago

                                        Do it if you think he’ll out score him by 4 points.

                                    6. hustler7
                                      • 7 Years
                                      20 days, 8 hours ago

                                      Looking forward to the final GW and hopefully finish in the top 10k although main focus in my ML where I am chasing 10 points. My rival has no chips left.

                                      Current free hit team:

                                      Martinez*
                                      TAA* Digne Pieters
                                      Salah Sterling Dilva KDB Bruno*
                                      Kane Greenwood

                                      Martin Nketiah Williams Thomas

                                      Or

                                      Same as above but with Pope, Robertson, and Martial?

                                      Alternatively I could downgrade Digne but my rival has him and I think he could haul. He also has Aubameyang but I think Kane will outscore him...any advice appreciated as always.

                                    7. Hotstepper
                                      • 6 Years
                                      20 days, 8 hours ago

                                      A) Martial > Dilva
                                      B) Bruno > Dilva

                                      Also have KDB, Sterling, Greenwood

                                      1. caldracula
                                        • 4 Years
                                        20 days, 8 hours ago

                                        Very close but A