Pro Pundits - Lateriser

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

    One visit to the arsenal forum and I'm doubting both Martinez and auba .. everyone predicting a second string 11 there to avoid injuries for the final In a meaningless match against a desperate watford. Makes sense tbh

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Yep that's what put me off auba . But I haven't been on their forum mind you good detective work well done 😉

    2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Fans forums are always dangerous places to gauge team news from. Hopefully will get a leak.

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

      That would be disaster 😀

    4. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      It does

      FA Cup win would put them out front for honours in that competition.

  2. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Is this worth a -8 hit

    Doherty(wont be starting him), Bruno Greenwood > Williams Son Ings

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Also won't be starting Williams...

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

      I think so yes.

    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Nothing is worth a -8 at this stage imo

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 28 days ago

        This is true

    4. Bis_78
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      I worry about Ings. He is great at consistently scoring one goal but Sheffield United will be tough to break down.

      Can you just get Son in?

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Yes I can get in Son with an FT for Bruno or Martial.

        Ings without fail always trolls me when I bring him in.

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

      No way. Huge red arrow on the way of you do it

    6. Martial Matas
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Nope. Who you starting ahead of Doh?

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Aurier

        1. Martial Matas
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Fair. Just Son for Bruno I think (looking at the same move)

    7. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

      one hit too many but I do like Son and Ings

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

      Insane move

    9. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Not a chance. Greenwood will probably outscore Ings anyway (I own Ings and not Greenwood)

      1. Sargasso C
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Ings beats Greenwood this week. I think he even scores 2.

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

          Saints fan and season ticket holder. Ings wants that golden boot BAD. He will score at least twice IMO.

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

      no

  3. Bis_78
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    So confused, please help!
    A) Fernandes + Foden > Dilva + Antonio
    B) Fernandes + Ings > Son + Calvert-Lewin
    C) Fernandes + McCarthy > Son + Martin (sit on bench to release funds)
    D) Fernandes + Ings > Grealish + Kane

    Current team:
    Martinez
    TAA - Gomez - Pieters
    Salah - De Bruyne - Foden - Martial - Fernandes
    Ings - Jesus

    Bench:
    McCarthy - Greenwood - Saiss - Holgate

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

      A

    2. Bis_78
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Also still have triple captain and chasing 14 point leader.

    3. Martial Matas
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      A or D

  4. Vazza
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Chances of Foden starting tomorrow?

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 28 days ago

        low

        1. Vazza
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Is it worth removing Foden for Dilva and removing Doherty for say Bertrand for a 4 point hit? Would also mean that I bench Greenwood so that I’m not tripling up on Man U attack. What do you think?

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

          Who knows anymore? I've lost Pep-Roulette the last few times I've played... 🙁

          1. Vazza
              2 months, 28 days ago

              I think his roulette has become more predictable in recent weeks.

              1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Cool - show us where you predicted the correct team last week, then tell us the team for this week if you would be so kind 🙂

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

                Yeah, I guess I was exaggerating a little, I did Sterling -> D.Silva last week thinking Sterling would be knackered from the FA Cup, so I'm just bitter.

        3. Tonyawesome69
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Chasing 25 points in cash ML and protecting 33 point lead over 3rd. I need some thoughts on the transfer suggestion below. Midfield is a stalemate!

          KDB and Jimenez to Son and Jesus (-4)

          My team
          1ft 2.5itb and no chips
          Pope Martinez
          TAA Doherty Saiss Aurier Taylor
          Martial KDB Bruno Sterling Foden
          Jimenez Ings Wood

          ML Leader - 1ft 0.7itb and no chips
          Hendo Martinez
          TAA Boly Egan Targett Tarkowski
          Martial KDB Bruno Sterling Hayden
          Jimenez Kane Greenwood

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Anyone?

          2. Martial Matas
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Don't like the hit. Foden to Silva (c) and bench Jim?

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 28 days ago

              cheers, just doesn't seem aggressive enough to overhaul 25 points. You think Wood will outscore Jimi?

              1. Martial Matas
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                I think you've got the better def. As you say, stalemate mid. He's got the better fwd. So I think target tipping the balance of mid in your favour and going for a diff captain as he'll surely captain Sterling.

              2. Martial Matas
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                And I'd play Wood just for a diff, expect pretty similar scores from him and Jim though really

        4. Powers106
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Who will get higher points this gw? :

          a) Vardy
          b) Wood
          c) coin flip

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Vardy

          2. FOO FIGHTER
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Would have to go Vardy

        5. otisss
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Who to start?

          A) Foden

          B) Dilva

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Surely Dilva

          2. Tonyawesome69
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 28 days ago

            What's the point in having Dilva if you are not going to start him?

            1. FOO FIGHTER
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 28 days ago

              This

          3. Bis_78
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Dilva

          4. Hairy Potter
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Dilva

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

            Dilva no brainer

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

            This was a mistake, meant to say Doherty FFS

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

              Start Foden

        6. Strchld
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          My bench currently: Brantwaite, Williams and Nketiah. They all should starts?

          1. How I met your Mata
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Shaw might be back

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

              Have nothing ITB and Williams is 3.8, so theres not any better options..

          2. Gregor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Yeah.

        7. jamiejoe
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          That’s me done for early team news this season, thanks for all the love, it’s been a crazy, see you around.

          FPL Rockstar.

          FPL Scarface is your chance for Man City and maybe Liverpool team highlights on Twitter.

          He says 2.45 to 2.55 pm. Then roll your picks (even if there's no news).

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

            is fpl scarface reliable ?

            1. Coys96
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Yes

        8. Mini Mahouse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Haven't seen many teams with both TAA&Robertson - But I think it might be interested against weak Newcastle defence? Both on fire recently attacking wise

          Pope
          Pieters - TAA - Robertson
          Mahrez Dilva Sterling Salah
          Ings Kane Greenwood

          3.9 Branthwaite Williams Guendouzi

          Feels sexy - Other option is to downgrade Robertson and upgrade City midfielder to KDB

          1. Martial Matas
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            I like it! They've got good chances of returns at both ends so better than some marginal mid / fwd picks

        9. What the Blazes?
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Ahead by a piffle in ML. Nearest Rival has NO Man City cover. They could do Mane-> Sterling for free.

          Pope
          TAA Doherty Stephens
          KDB Mahrez Bruno Martial
          Vardy Greenwood Jiminez

          A) Doh & Jimi -> Pieters & Kane -4
          B) Bruno & Vardy ->Dilva & Kane -4
          C) Bruno & KDB -> Sterling & Dilva -4
          D) Bruno -> Dilva

          Was planning A, but now the Sterling frenzy has me scared

          Ta

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

            No point taking a -4 for a defender, I’d personally go C

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

          Bruno to Son for a hit? Yes or No?

          1. Mini Mahouse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            No

          2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            No

          3. Tonyawesome69
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 28 days ago

            yes if its the only hit you are taking

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

            Big no

          5. Traction Engine Foot
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            I'm thinking of doing AWB and Bruno to Aurier and Son for - 4 so it's probably a bad idea

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

              Son will explode, just for the record. Thanks guys

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

            no

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

          Which combo?

          A) Mane - Mahrez - Ings - Diop
          B) Pulisic - Jesus - Ings - TAA
          C) Martial - Auba - Jesus - Diop

          1. Bis_78
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            I like C but I’d go Kane. Arsenal lost to Villa who are fighting for survival. Watford are also fighting for survival so I think this is a hard game.

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

              Kane already in FH team, this is best of the rest

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

          Branthwaite or Neco Williams?

          Branthwaite seems like a sure start, but was thinking that Neco Williams may sub in for TAA if TAA is rested

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Branth

          2. A-L
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Neco more likely to play 30 mins. TAA chasing a fantasy record although doubt that’ll affect team selection

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

            Neco if he starts on leaked news, if no news or not starting then branth

        13. A-L
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Is Auba a serious bench risk this week?

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 28 days ago

            it's possible

          2. Gregor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Doubt it.

          3. A-L
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Should’ve qualified this sorry - potential rest as FA cup more important & has been rested in recent weeks?

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

            No but could be subbed if game is won to avoid injury

        14. Strchld
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          How to get Ings in? FH team.

          Martinez
          TAA - Long - Pieters
          Salah - KdB - Sterling - Silva - Son
          Kane - Greenwood

          1. A-L
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            KDB to Mahrez to fund?

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

              Thats not enough.

              KdB, TAA and Greenwood > Mahrez, Aurier and Ings could be option.

          2. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Salah and Greenwood to Richarlison and Ings.

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

            Kdb son greenwood to mahrez martial Ings?

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

              Really would like to keep Son too. Thats too hard, cant have them all.

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

                You either downgrade Son or TAA no other way of fitting Ings in

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

                  Thats true. Atleast I have still one day to make wrong decision.

        15. iL PiStOlErO
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Final week, this is the situation:

          Pope
          TAA Doherty Fernandez
          Salah KdB Bruno Dilva
          Rash Ings Greenwood

          3.9 Kiko Holgate Guendouzi

          1ft, 2.2m itb

          Would you do?

          A) Salah to Sterling(TC)
          B) Rash to Auba (DilvaTC)
          C) Rash to Kane (Dilva TC)
          D) Salah + Rash to Sterling + Auba or Kane for -4

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 28 days ago

            D Sterling Kane

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

          Warming up for tommorow 😀

          Bruno, Bruno, Bruno.
          Came from Sporting like Cristiano.
          He goes left he goes right,
          makes defences look shite.
          He's our Portuguese magnifico!”

          Be ready sellers. You are in for a rough ride

          1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Hope it goes better than Samatta in the DGW did

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

              Actually i didnt get him despite bigging him up. Im pretty confident of this one though

              Bruno has returns in 11 of last 12 gws and faces a depleted leicester defence.

        17. Tsparkes10
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          A) Greenwood, Salah Aurier
          B) Auba, Antonio, Braithwaite

          Tempted by B as rival has greenwood and Salah and only 4 points ahead... he’s playing bb

        18. UphamUnited
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Interested to know thoughts on transfer moves: I’ve got 0.2 ITB 2FT and happy for a -4
          Fabianski
          TAA, Saiss, Egan
          Bruno, KDB, Martial, Pulisic,
          Ings, Rashford, Jesus
          Bench: Nyland, Lascelles, Lundstrum, Foden

          Keen on Kane, Dilva, Liv mid, Sterling just not sure who to sacrifice, any thoughts would be great.

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Downgrade TAA to Burnley def and Rashford to Kane

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

          The group think in here is at an unparalleled level.

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

            Yh suddenly Bruno is a rubbish player according to some op's around here and will blank definitely

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Not rubbish, tired and it will be a cagey game.

            2. Dynamic Duos
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Nobody thinks Bruno is rubbish

        20. Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Anyone top 10k there?

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Hi

          2. Rains of Castamere
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            3.6k

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

            1.4k

        21. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 28 days ago

          We can all sort of agree at this point it will be

          Sterling Jesus Mahrez up top for City and Dilva from midield?

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Well we all hope for everyone's sake

            1. FOO FIGHTER
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 28 days ago

              The other two mids are a massive Pep roulette headache lol.

              I am sitting with Dilva Sterling and Jesus

              1. Dynamic Duos
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Just going Sterling and Mahrez, but I'm not on FH

          2. The Littlest Robbo
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Yes I think so

          3. Tonyawesome69
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 28 days ago

            that would be my guess

          4. Walcoff life
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Not sure about Jesus tho, played a lot recently

            1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              There's nobody else tho, unless Raz plays the false 9 role

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

          Mane > (C) Sterling for free

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            No other way?

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

            Would not sell Mane before new

        23. Walcoff life
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Seen a lot of questions about Bruno vs Pulisic. Here is my reasoning for the latter being a better choice.

          Both United and Chelsea play teams that have to win (Leicester for CL and Wolves for EL). This will suit a fresh Pulisic more than Bruno, as there will be space for counter attacks. Pulisic also has a greater chance of playing 90 as Bruno has played insanely many minutes the last weeks.

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Agree, don't let HurriKane see this 🙂

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

            Pulisic is a good option this week.

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

            Difference is Bruno faces a depleted leicester defence while Pulisic faces full strength resilient wolves defence

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Bruno is also depleted

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

              True. But look at Leicester XGc over the last matches, not that bad imo.

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

          I was checking however couldn't find Mark's guest appearance to the FPL show. Anyone, to be so kind and post the link, please?

          Thank you.

          1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Does his restraining order cover this?

        25. Strchld
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Pick one:

          A) TAA, KdB and Greenwood
          B) Aurier, Mahrez and Ings

          Worried not having Ings, he is only one I would like to have, but losing KdB and TAA could bee too much.

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

          Doherty + Willian > Pieters + Son -4?

          Have done Foden > Dilva already

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Difficult one, probably yes

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

          Hi guys! 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. Tonyawesome69
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 28 days ago

            343 based on you only told us Puli is in your midfield

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

            343

          3. Gregor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            I’d want Ings.

        28. Rains of Castamere
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Currently have Greenwood benched.

          Would you do Bruno to Salah, and Jimenez to 4.3 striker, and start Greenwood?

          Basically, it's Salah/Greenwood vs Bruno/Jimenez

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            SG