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How to manage expectations and have fun in the final FPL Gameweek of 2019/20

Four-time top 10k FPL manager Lateriser is currently sat at 26th in the world and chasing a third finish inside the world’s top 200 ahead of Gameweek 38+…


Here we are at the end of the road. This season has been one bumpy ride with road block after roadblock, unlike any other we’ve seen. But it’s about to be over.

The likes of Chris McGowan, Joshua Bull, Aleksandar Antonov and Magnus Carlsen might be vying for the number one spot in the world rankings… but have they truly won Fantasy Football?

For that, they need to pass the Eunuch Jelly test.  Let me quote his conclusion in this fabulously worded article he wrote six years ago:

“If you keep your eye on the ball, you can set yourself up for hours of enjoyment at the expense of your rivals.  I urge you to transcend points and find the true heart of the game, where those who take a different path can mock others for a few minutes on the weekend and be the real champions of the game.”

Unfortunately, Aaron Baker (fondly known across these parts as Eunuch Jelly) passed away this week. He was a wordsmith of the highest quality and was loved by everyone who knew him. His article captures the true essence of Fantasy Football for me and you might say that this article is a small tribute to him.

Yes, it is nice to get a really good rank and a lot of Fantasy Football points but the fun is always magnified when you are able to throw those points in the face of your opponents.

The rivalry captured between Mark and Granville on the Scoutcasts of yesteryear, that is the true essence of Fantasy Football. And the rush is even greater when you’re doing it having plucked out a differential that not many have thought of. I wrote about the nostalgia of Fantasy Football in my first article for Fantasy Football Scout and it looks like we have come full circle.

Seeing legends like Champ (he’s retiring this season, please don’t), Epic Fail, RoysCallerAnne and Christina gloat away to glory when their differentials came through (in my early Fantasy Football Scout days) immediately got my attention and their heavy influence is probably why I’ve generally always tilted towards the more maverick side of things in my style of FPL management. It’s the best way (for me) to extract fun out of this game that we are all playing and obsessed with.

But… fun is different for each and every FPL manager. For some, it is winning a mini-league and individual rivalries at any cost. For others, it might be grafting away making disciplined decisions week on week to get the best possible overall rank.

For most of us, it is meeting likeminded individuals through this truly global ‘hobby’ and making friends all over the globe. The sense of community is something I’ve loved the most about my FPL experience.

Meanwhile, some managers just love to put their absolute favourite football players in their FPL teams. Good examples include my friend Applebonkers’ affection for a certain Jordan Ayew (£5.1m) or Walsh (who hosts the FML FPL podcast) captaining Junior Stanislas (£5.8m) in Gameweek 37 just because it’s the fun thing to do. Walsh fully intends on captaining David Silva (£7.5m) on Sunday because it is the ‘right’ thing to do (and I love that).

Let us not ever forget that FPL is a game, not necessarily a way of life, and our focus should always be on having as much fun as possible.

And how will I be ensuring I take enjoyment from Gameweek 38+? Let’s find out…

How much ground can I make up with a Free Hit?

The first thing I want to say about the final weekend is that I am making sure my expectations are kept in check, and you should too, especially if you’re on a Free Hit.

There are many ways to look at and analyse Gameweek 38 but the probability of predicting the outcome of just one single Gameweek based on statistics and eye-test goes down and the degree of variance goes up.

Bacary Lasagna from Twitter summed it up with this quote: “The players you’re choosing from will only have about a 5-10% difference chance of scoring, so within any given week it’s impossible to call.”

You might hit the bulls-eye but if that doesn’t happen, don’t be too downbeat about it. It is why I’ve emphasised on the fun factor when we’re talking about one single Gameweek.

For example, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.9m) vs Harry Kane (£10.9m)  is a huge decision for a lot of Fantasy Premier League managers this Gameweek.

However, in my view, there isn’t a huge difference between these two players. The less hurtful and more fun way to go about such 50-50 decisions is just going with your own instinct, especially since we are only talking about one Gameweek here.

In no way am I advocating going full random with your Gameweek decisions as you still need to make well informed decisions that are based on stats and the eye-test and on the correct side of probability. The point is that you have to be happy you made the right choice for your playing style, regardless of the outcome.

Where will the goals come from?

As for me, I am most excited about Manchester City’s meeting with Norwich City. This is, hands down, the best fixture for offensive potential on Sunday afternoon, so I hugely advocate having three attackers (and a captain) from Pep Guardiola’s squad.

I genuinely think we could see a minimum of five goals at the Etihad Stadium and want to be invested in as much of that as possible.

While I think they’ll keep a clean sheet, I’m not going to recommend picking Manchester City defenders because the upside of their attackers is much higher. Besides, you can find clean sheets elsewhere this Gameweek, mostly for a cheaper price than City defenders.

Getting one of Guardiola’s midfielders or forwards is the first move I would spend my free transfer on if I didn’t have an attacking triple-up. My two preferred options are Raheem Sterling (£12.0m) and Gabriel Jesus (£9.9m). These are the relevant statistics per 90 minutes for the Manchester City attackers since restart:

Who are the best options for upside chasers?

Aubameyang has work to do at Man City after West Ham blank

Elsewhere, Norwich, Crystal Palace, Watford and Newcastle have all been in the bottom five defences statistically in the last few Gameweeks. That said, I personally trust the Liverpool attack more than I trust the Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal front-lines.

If Jurgen Klopp does field a strong team against Newcastle, I like that game a lot for FPL points although there are a bunch of heavy hitters from Arsenal, Tottenham as well as Liverpool who are all good attacking options for this Gameweek. Pick the ones you fancy the most.

Sadio Mané (£12.2m), Alexandre Lacazette (£9.2m) and Son Heung-Min (£9.7m) are very handy and able differentials to the more popular big hitters from these teams like Aubameyang, Kane and Mohammed Salah (£12.5m). There is a strong case for all of the six names mentioned from these three teams.

Spurs’ next opponents Crystal Palace concede a lot of goal attempts on their right-hand side where Son will be making his runs on Sunday. My friend Johnny Orphan has an interesting theory that the Eagles’ current right-back Joel Ward (£4.3m) is a liability and is responsible for the weakness on that side of the pitch. In the last couple of Gameweeks, we have seen both Marcus Rashford (£8.9m) and Jonny Otto (£5.5m) put in strong performances against him.

Meanwhile, if you’re the superstitious kind, Mané loves a rendezvous with Gameweek 38. He’s historically always done well on the last day of the season and Newcastle do like to concede a lot of headed chances.

And don’t forget, Lacazette is almost £2.0m cheaper than Aubameyang and has two more attacking returns in the last four Gameweeks compared to his colleague.

I must say, the Manchester United’s trip to Leicester is an extremely difficult fixture to call. When we are talking about skillset, the United attack should be able to take advantage of that short-staffed Foxes defence but I don’t expect Brendan Rodgers to make the same mistake of playing a high-line again, like they did against Spurs.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s front-men have also started second guessing themselves in the last couple of games and are not playing as fearlessly as they did in the first few games of the Premier League restart. This is going to be a game of temperament more than skill in my opinion and the first goal is going to be very crucial in this game. That makes it very hard to assess from a Fantasy perspective too.

Where can I find clean sheets?

Burnley are an obvious source of defensive returns in Gameweek 38+, but they’re not the only ones.

I particularly like the look of Spurs’ backline, especially as they’re facing Crystal Palace, still bottom of the league for goals scored at home this season.

Meanwhile, Wolves are the only side to have conceded fewer big chances than Jose Mourinho’s men since the restart.

The Liverpool wing backs are also great options this Gameweek as you have the chance of picking up points on both ends of the pitch. Arsenal, Southampton and Aston Villa are the other teams I like for clean sheet potential.

In case you want to listen to some of my thoughts in more detail, you can listen to this FPL Surgery podcast where I appeared as a guest.

What about early team news?

In case some early team news does surface on your social media feed, I have a few tips for you:

  • Make sure thirty minutes in advance that your internet connection is fine.
  • Do not panic. Do not ask people questions. Focus on your own team for ten minutes.
  • If on a Free Hit, build two or three teams so you know how to react to team news. I would note down a pool of attackers that I like on a piece of paper so that I can react to team news and act accordingly. Make sure your ideal team is already in place and lined up thirty minutes in advance.
  • Do not just look at whether player A or player B is starting. Also try judging if the manager is playing a full strength team or not and how that might impact the game.
  • Whatever you do, confirm that team at least three minutes in advance of the deadline.

Final Thoughts

I really hope you guys have enjoyed my work this season (13 articles!) and I hope to keep writing these in 2020/21 as well.

Thank you so much for reading my content and all the feedback you have given. It’s been absolute pleasure writing for you guys and I would like to thank Chris, Geoff, David and Neale for giving me this opportunity to express myself on this platform. I’d also like to say thanks to Joe, Andy and Az for all the video work this season.

I am currently sitting at 26th in the world rankings and I couldn’t be happier about it, regardless of what happens on Sunday. Before the restart, I really just wanted to finish in the top 200 (going for the hat-trick of finishes at that level) and I’m still on course.

I even have a chance of finishing as the number one in India and in the Top 100 for the second time in my Fantasy career, an achievement I would be very proud of.

I’m definitely going to have fun with my Free Hit and I highly recommend you do the same with your final Gameweek (make sure it’s on your own dime).

Good luck for the Gameweek everyone and I will see you next season! In the meantime, you can follow me on twitter @lateriser12.

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1,115 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Fire Chief Moe
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Is Dilva a trap? Better options available?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Can't see any better option in same price bracket

      1. HurriKane
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Antonio Pulisic ?

    2. FDMS All Starz
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Over thinking it

    3. Greek Freak
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      He could well be. Practically all other City attackers have better stats, and I don't buy into the whole 'last game so everyone will be looking for him' thing. They'll play like normal, which means he's likely to score of course but not more so than others.

  2. Lateriser 12
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Been great writing for you guys. Hope you enjoyed this last one!

    Here for the feedback as always!

    1. HurriKane
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Good luck Lateriser . Going safe or going all in for world #1 ?

      1. RECKLESS
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        You really have to ask this? Winner takes it all, in this case first 3

        1. HurriKane
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          I can ask whatever i want. You got any problem with that?

      2. Lateriser 12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Just having fun like i said.

    2. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Thanks for all the great articles and insights throughout the season! Although my strategy doesn't exactly align with yours, it is always really exciting and useful to hear/read about your thoughts about key matters in FPL.

      Good luck with the final day! Top spot is probably too far off but single digits is within the reach if things go your way.

      1. Lateriser 12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Thank you for the kind words.

    3. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      The best contributor on FFS.

      1. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Agreed

    4. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Thank you Lateriser, you have been a great poster and a joy to read. Looking forward to your writing for the next season as well. cheers

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        P.S. 26th in world is my best ranking too so try not to break it hahaha 😉 🙂 just kidding, good luck

    5. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Always enjoy your articles, looking forward to more next season.

    6. Pras Scott Talent
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Amazingly well written piece. Captures everything from EJ, strategy, tips (incl. checking WiFi before deadline.. love that!).

      Best article on the site.

      Good luck for GW38!

    7. Klopptomist Scott Jelly
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      V well written 🙂 *thumbs up*

    8. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Excellent as usual.

    9. Athletic Nasherbo
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Another fantastic read. You’re the only person since Mark Sutherns who has fully engaged with the FPL. Imagine the scenes if you both were on the Scoutcast...

      1. Athletic Nasherbo
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Fully engaged me with **

    10. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Lundstram (c)?

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Damn I miss Kolarov

    11. D.Glynn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Thanks for another great read.

    12. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Thanks for your contributions this season. Always thoughtful and insightful. Good luck for the final weekend!

    13. AA33
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Great article LR! Fingers crossed ke aap India me 1st aaye

    14. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      You've heard it plenty of times but thanks again for your content and attitude to the game, both on here and on Twitter as well as various other pods/platforms. Easily the most insightful manager around and an inspiration to us all. Best of luck in GW38.

    15. Wetdream
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      You still think a Pool attacking option or full back are still a good option on FH after hearing the rumour of mass rotation at Newcastle ?

    16. RoysCallerAnne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Well done LR, another great piece. Funny, I never would have found it if I hadn't googled myself (which I do every morning after admiring myself in the mirror).

    17. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Thank You again, Sir! Some of your articles should be members only (not this mire general one though). Waiting already for your next season articles and hoping that FFS understands and values the positive impact You have to this site.

    18. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Great job LR and well done in keeping it fun. I’d a be a gibbering wreck if I had your rank.

    19. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Great article Lateriser. Hope you can take your own advice and enjoy the final GW. Whatever happens you've had a superb season!!

    20. The Rock
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Good work Lateriser and best of luck!

    21. Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Good luck LR!

  3. Cech's Magic Hat
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    I'm 1 point behind rival in ML and I have FH (he doesn't). Should I make my team similar to his and just gamble on a couple of differentials? Or just all out go for my preferred picks?

    His big hitters are:

    Salah
    Sterling
    KDB
    Jesus
    Bruno

    I'm considering TAA, Dilva, kane, Martial, Antonio as diff options.

    1. acidicleo
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Match his big hitters for sure..

  4. French Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Thank you for all your articles, they were great !

  5. Oooo Matron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Choose one to bench from each:

    A) Aurier
    B) Doherty
    C) Pieters

    1) Foden
    2) Wood
    3) Jiminez

    1. Emm7980
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      B2

    2. Tomerick
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      C2

    3. Bring back Rafa
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

      B2

    4. FDMS All Starz
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      B1

  6. HurriKane
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Bruno sellers look away 😉

    Leicester has conceded most amount of penalties this season while united has been awarded the most.

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      I've sold him but I don't care any more. Rashford might take it. He might even miss.Sometimes you juts have to go with your gut and pray. Besides I'm hoping for a Foxes win 😀

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Agreed. It's one game. F--- it.

        1. HurriKane
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Cant say i didn't warn you. Good luck anyways

      2. HurriKane
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Dont let real life situation cloud your judgement

        Leicester are going to get absolutely smacked with morgan bennet thomas and justin against the best front 3 in Europe this season

      3. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 28 days ago

        "Wolves have yet to lose a Premier League game in London in their two seasons back in the top flight under Nuno."

        Both games to draw and Chelsea to miss out?

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Rashford time

      1. HurriKane
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Bruno is the designated taker and will take the crucial penalty given his near perfect penalty record

        1. Klaren
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Two designated penalty takers and Rashford probably took and scored the most important penalty kick in club's recent history (last 5-10 years).

          1. HurriKane
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Back then united were without Bruno. So your argument is invalid

            1. Klaren
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              My argument is there are two designated penalty takers and just because it is a crucial penalty kick, it doesn't mean that Bruno will take it, so it is very much valid.

              Ole said himself there isn't a single designated penalty taker and they'll switch. Rashford is the next taker, so good luck to you expecting Bruno takes the next one because United will have to win 2 of them.

    3. FDMS All Starz
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      So a Schmeichel save is coming then

  7. FDMS All Starz
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Which FH team do you prefer? (Defence and Caps are diff)

    A)
    Pope
    TAA - Robertson - Pieters
    Salah - Dilva - Sterling - ANTONIO - PULISIC
    Kane - INGS

    B)
    Martinez
    Pieters - Bardsley - Diop
    Salah - Dilva - Sterling - MARTIAL
    Kane - AUBA - JESUS

    C)
    Pope
    Pieters - TAA - Diop
    Salah - Dilva - Sterling - PULISIC
    Kane - INGS - JESUS

    D)
    Martinez
    Pieters - Diop - Bardsley
    Salah - Dilva - Sterling - MANE - MAHREZ
    Kane - INGS

    1. HurriKane
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      D

    2. D.Glynn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

      C

  8. AdamJ91
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    On a FH;

    A) Martinez, Pieters & KDB
    or
    B) Pope, Aurier & Mahrez

    1. HurriKane
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      B

  9. MikeStrutter
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Which combo would you play?

    A) Alderweireld + Pulisic
    B) Digne + Antonio
    C) Alderweireld + Antonio

    Cheers.

  10. Seamy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    I loaded up the site especially for this article. Best of luck this week Lateriser

    1. Lateriser 12
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      And you seamy

  11. Eytexi
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Bench One: Ings, Greenwood, Jimenez.

    Cheers.

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Jimenez

    2. Wılly
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Greenwood

    3. HurriKane
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Jimenez

    4. Wılly
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Excluding the Norwich game, Chelsea have conceded 10 goals in the last 3 games.

      Jimenez has just had a baby and he's "ready to go".
      I'd rather be playing him over Ings.

    5. Emm7980
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Jimi

  12. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Considering Bruno, Foden, Vardy to Sterling (C), Saka, Ings for -4.
    Saka would be benched.

    What do you think?

  13. Emm7980
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Play 2
    1.giroud
    2.foden
    3.Doherty

    1. HurriKane
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      1
      3

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        This

      2. Emm7980
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Thanks

  14. Wılly
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    1. Vardy & Doherty to Kane & Aurier
    Play Foden

    2. Vardy & Doherty to Kane & Aurier
    Play DCL

    3. Vardy & Foden to Ings & Dilva
    Play Doherty

    4. Vardy & Foden to Ings & Dilva
    Play Azpilicueta

    1. Seamy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      1 or 3. Depends on whether you think Foden plays

    2. Emm7980
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      3 for me

  15. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Good afternoon ladies and gents!! Which option do you prefer here??? They are both centred around getting Mr Sterling in!!
    A- Vardy, Pieters, Martial 3-4-3
    Or
    B- Bruno, Tarkowski, Martial 3-5-2

    1. Emm7980
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      That's tight, I'd edge to A

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Seriously close call isn’t it mate!! Haha thankyou for your advise too, think A is what il go for in the end!!

    2. FDMS All Starz
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      I’d say A just!

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Cheers mate!! Definitely a close one!! Think having one from each of Leicester and United attack edges!! A is what Il go for!!

  16. Fuddled FC
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Chances of Foden starting?

    1. HurriKane
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      20%

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Very low. No space for him with D.Silva, Sterling, KDB all likely to start

  17. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Im 6 points clear at the top of my ML, is it worth taking a -8 to fit Kane into this team? Guy in second has FH.

    Mccarthy
    TAA Pieters Tarkowski Aurier
    KDB DSilva Sterling Bruno
    Ings Jiminez
    (henderson, doherty, mcneil, greenwood)

    Could do Doherty, Jiminez > Williams, Kane -8. Would leave me 2 points behind but with Kane.

  18. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Sterling cappo too obvious? Dilva tempting as a diff but again, I hate having players with over 100% EO uncapped and Sterling will be over 100% for sure.

    1. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Salah. Even if golden boot is too far away, being the 3rd time top scorer in fpl isn't and will be definitely a huge motivation going into the match 🙂

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Salah might not even start with Lallana having his final game for Pool and been very wasteful lately.

        1. Gudjohnsen
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Lallana won't start imo. It is very much against the character of Klopp. They will want to break their points record which is 97.

        2. Klaren
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Isn't today his last day at the club? Lallana won't be in the squad tomorrow as far as I know but don't take my word for it, not 100% sure.

      2. Woy_is_back
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Did you see the chances he misssed vs Chelsea?

        1. Klaren
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Yeah he misses a lot of chances but he still scores a lot too. I think Sterling is a better captain option but Salah could be considered as a differential as not many will captain him and he is playing against a team who have nothing to play for and lacking their first choice defenders.

  19. RECKLESS
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Will Benett be back for Lei on the Right? He was so horrible vs Spurs that can easily see Martial making mockery of him and get a goal with right curler

  20. Eastman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    What to do. Advice welcome. 1 ft 1.1 itb. 8 points behind mini league leader whose prize assets are Kane and Son...

    De Gea
    Tarkowski Saiss TAA
    KDB Mahrez Bruno Salah
    Jimmy Vardy Greenwood

    Martin Saka Kiko Lascelles

  21. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Front 5 for City tomorow?

    I'm going Dilva, KDB, Sterling, Jesus and Mahrez

    1. FDMS All Starz
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Should be that but won’t be surprised if Foden got a chance instead of Jesus/Mahrez...but most likely he will come on for Dilva to show passing on the torch

  22. Who are all Lukakus
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Who score more?

    A. Salah + Pulisic / Antonio

    B. Martial / Bruno + Auba / Kane

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Martial and Kane

  23. @ocprodigy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    SCOUT PICKS CHALLENGE - GAMEWEEK 34+ RESULTS

    I am catching up, I promise! It was my birthday on Thursday so this week has been a bit of a celebration week, and I'm now out to day drink around London... but I'll be getting all the remaining 3 results complete BEFORE 4pm tomorrow!

    Entries: https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/22036667

    ***** GAMEWEEK RESULTS *****

    Crazy win here for 1st place....!

    1st - ALoadOfCobblers (90pts) [3pts]
    Top 4% - Squire345 (77pts), Blue&White85 (75pts) [2pts]
    Top 10% - JK_Footyfan (74pts), FFS Scout, Polar_Bear (68pts), Tets McGee (67pts), FC Jammer (65pts) [1pts]

    with Ameenkw missing out on 63pts.

    A mammoth score from ALoadOfCobblers, and even enough to beat the FFS Scout Picks and Differentials which combined scored 75pts, so an additional bonus point for ALoadOfCobblers and Squire345!

    ***** THE STANDINGS *****

    They've picked up some more points, but they are being closely followed.... the top positions:

    1st - FFS Scout [28pts]
    2nd - Apples...Oranges, Polar_Bear, FC Jammer [26pts]

    Spreadsheet: https://www.dropbox.com/s/oyuz31n7ppeccuu/Scout%20Picks%20Challenge.xlsm?dl=0

  24. Holmes
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    I wonder how so many guys have been playing this game for so long, like 8-10 years and some even more!

    It's been 6-7 years for me and I don't really find this game entertaining tbh 😀 Tried to even put restrictions for myself, it was fun at start but even this restriction feels boring now.

    I guess having a mini league of friends/colleagues keeps the enthusiasm intact but playing for OR only is pretty much waste of time considering the fact that the chance of winning is almost zero.

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Agreed. Been playing this seriously since 2016 and I would probably be better off without it. I waste too much time on it tbh

    2. Athletic Nasherbo
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Would your football season be better if you didn’t have an FPL team?

      I guess once that first deadline has passed and you haven’t made a team it should be too difficult to quit...it’s the lead up that of course will be tough

      1. Athletic Nasherbo
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Shouldn’t be

      2. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        I wouldn't watch club football if no FPL, not really interested. Only reason to watch them is for points 😛

        I have noticed that not being active here actually makes it easier to give up FPL.

    3. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Ive been playing since 06/07 and i have zero interest in OR. Purely ML’s. i couldnt care less if i finish 500K overall as long as i win my ML. For some reason a few folks care heavily about a meaningless OR. Guys finishing top 1M winning hundreds and hundreds of pounds to someone who finishes 5K and wins F ALL

      1. D.Glynn
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 28 days ago

        This

      2. FDMS All Starz
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        How do you sign up for these hundreds and hundreds of pounds league?? Lol

        1. DAZZ
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          10 friends £20 entry winner takes all. £200 winner

    4. Waynoo
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      More prizes would add motivation

    5. Woy_is_back
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Thats loser mentality. I will always believe that I can win the OR

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Doesn't really mean that you will win. "Expectation Vs Reality" as they say...

        1. Woy_is_back
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Came close this year

          1. FDMS All Starz
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Very nice!

      2. baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        So do I 🙂 somebody always will, so it could be me as well!

  25. Klip Klopp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    I'm 8pts behind my mini league rival. Can I get some advice on what to do?

    A. Fernandes --> Silva/Mahrez
    B. Vardy --> Kane
    C. Vardy to Auba
    D. Fernandes + Vardy ----> Silva/Mahrez + Kane/Auba for a -4?

    1. tokara
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      A

    2. melvinmbabazi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      b

  26. joelsprylar
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Best option out of these?

    A) Pope & Stephens

    B) Martinez & Aurier

    1. HurriKane
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      A

  27. tokara
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Where is lallana heading to

    1. Waynoo
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Championship football

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      I tried to buy him in football manager and he said, "I cannot join your club at this stage of my career"

      Must be joining some good club...

    3. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Brighton

    4. Fire Chief Moe
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Brighton front runners apparently.

  28. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 28 days ago

    If you could choose a better combination which one would you go for? Kane, ings and Greenwood in a 3-4-3 or Pulisic with Kane and Greenwood up top in a 3-5-2? Hope this makes sense!

    1. tokara
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Ings

  29. Valar(Keith)
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Which would you prefer..
    A) Mane + a defense of Martinez + Bardsley + Long + Pieters
    B) Ings + a defense of Pope + Robertson + Aurier + Pieters
    Thanks

    1. Valar(Keith)
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Already have salah in both options btw

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      B

  30. Champions united
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Any improvement to this FH team

    martinez /3.9
    aurier pieters brad/3.9/3.8
    sterling ,kdb silva , salah, 4.1
    auba kane,green