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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. Salah'd Fingers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Mings or Lamptey? Have triple Burnley already and need a playing 3rd defender up to 4.4...

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

      Stephens?

      1. umerlfc
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        This

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

      Guilbert?

  2. G Banger
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Currently holding Mahrez and KDB with 2FT, would you hold either, or move one or both to Sterling and Silva...

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

      I own both and holding both
      Why can't they do just as well as the latter two?

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

      Nah. Get Raheem in another way.

    3. G Banger
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      It's mainly the fear of missing out on Sterling... would you lose Bruno for him?

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

        Defo for free

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

    Antonio or martial?

    Actually need a differential for my ml but still need points xx

    1. FPLHaggis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Antonio if you need differential certainly

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

    This is my team with 0.3itb and 2 FTs to play:

    Pope
    TAA AWB Alonso
    Sterling (c) Salah Bruno Willian Foden
    Jimenez Ings
    (Greenwood Boly Taylor*)

    I think the best move I can make for free is:

    A. Jimenez & Alonso > Jesus and Pieters

    And the best option for a hit would allow me to cover Spurs:

    B. Jimenez, Bruno & Alonso > Kane, Dilva and Pieters (-4)

    Which is best?

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

      Prefer B. But for a free, maybe Alonso and Willian to Pieters and Dilva / Mahrez?

      1. FPLHaggis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Thanks. Willian and Bruno are nicely priced to jump on to Dilva and Mahrez. It's all early team new pending which is a worry

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

    If we knew both started who would you go Mahrez or Dilva?

    1. FPLHaggis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Dilva - same ceiling but cheaper

  6. AzzaroMax99
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    For -4:
    A) Jesus + Bruno to Kane + Dilva

    B) Kdb + Bruno to Son + Dilva

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

      Neither, Bruno to Dilva for free

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

        Even if leads to 4 City (assuming you have Sterling as well) then Bruno to someone else or another transfer

        1. AzzaroMax99
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Yep, already 3 City - Sterling, KDB & Jesus.

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

    1. Question of the day(or the season) - keep Salah or get Sterling(TC)?

    P.s. Already own Dilva and KdB. If I keep Salah plan is Dilva(TC) then....

    2. Auba or Kane? Or even Lacca as a last day punt?

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

      Salah. Kane

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

      Auba Kane could go either way, so go with your gut
      But has Salah(TC) crossed your mind? This might be the week it just works out

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

        It is and that is the problem, he could do real damage. But then I have to do KdB to Sterling and that is too sideways.

  8. Salah'd Fingers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Who is most likely to keep a clean sheet? Brighton (vs Burnley), Villa (West Ham) or Southampton (Sheffield)?

    1. The Road to Turfdom
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      personally I fancy Southampton

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

      Villa will be fighting will their lives for that cleansheet plus they are alot more tighter in defence since restart

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

      Brighton
      0-0 all over it

    4. Vazza
      2 months, 28 days ago

      That’s a great question - I’m currently torn between Southampton and Brighton keeping a clean sheet.

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

        looking to get Kyle Walker-Peters.

    5. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Burnley couldn't score vs 9 men Norwich.

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Exactly

        1. Vazza
          2 months, 28 days ago

          They scored 2 past Norwich.

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            They didn't score any goals vs 9 men Norwich.

  9. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    2FT £1.3m itb...priorities?

    Patricio
    Doherty TAA Aurier
    Salah Sterling Bruno Pulisic Foden
    Vardy Greenwood

    Nketiah, Maguire, Holgate*

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

    Bottomed

    Put in order of preference (Martial would potentially be the only Manu player) :

    A. Martial
    B. Pulisic
    C. Antonio

    1. The Road to Turfdom
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      BAC

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      ACB

      Reasoning - would never consider an attacker vs Wolves.

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

    I think this is the best I can do on a Free Hit with my low TV. Ideally, I wouldn't double up on Bur def. (unless I could afford Pope) but I've got no idea who else to pick with Aurier out of reach

    Martinez
    Trent Pieters Bardsley
    Salah Sterling Mahrez DSilva Antonio
    Kane Ings
    (Martin; Greenwood, Branthwaite, Williams)

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

      Looks g2g

      1. cigan
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Thanks, although I'm worried about benching Greenwood which basically means:

        Ings / Bardsley / Martinez
        vs.
        Greenwood / Robbo / Pope

        Who scores more?

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

          Probably G/R/P actually. I like the TAA & Robbo double!

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

    What would be the best move here guys? Really struggling and need to catch 20 pts (ML leader's key differentials are Salah and Auba)
    1) Vardy Martial/Bruno Doherty -> Ings Sterling Pieters for -4
    2) Vardy Willian Doherty -> Wood Sterling Pieters for -4
    3) Vardy Willian Bruno -> Rodriguez, Salah, Dilva for -4
    4) Vardy Bruno -> Kane/Auba Dilva
    5) Vardy Willian-> Connolly Sterling and play Greenwood

    McCarthy
    TAA - Doherty - Baldock
    KdB - Mahrez - Fernandes - Martial - Willian
    Jimenez - Vardy

    Subs: Greenwood Lascelles Lund. Krul

    1. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Probably option 4 or 5.
      The others put you 24 points behind.

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

        Fair point, cheers

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

      I'd go 4 personally. You can't really be taking a hit and widening the gap.

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

      4, Kane

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

    Better upgrade:

    1. Greenwood to Ings
    2. B.Fernandes to Salah/Mane (whoever starts)

    1. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Has to be 2

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

      2
      Greenwood is most inform striker in the game !

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        For his value I agree.
        Not if price is no issue.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          You'd be amazed.
          Check stats after restart

          1. The 12th Man
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Eye test tells me different.
            He’s been clinical with his chances.
            Against Southampton and Palace he wasn’t in the game.

            But for his price and his returns he’s a great pick. I wouldn’t put him ahead of Ings,Jesus,Kane or Aubamayang this week though just in a pure head to head.

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Only one ahead for me is Ings.
              I can afford Kane or Auba by downgrading Pool Defenders.

              But opting against it. Going with Son instead of Kane & no arsenal attacker.

              Let's see how it goes 🙂

              1. The 12th Man
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Can’t have everyone. Good luck mate.
                A little stuck myself. Below.
                Feel I need to move a United player

  14. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Team as it stands. Zero money itb. 1FT.

    McCarthy
    TAA,Doherty,Azpilicueta
    Salah,Sterling,Fernandes,Martial
    Ings,Rashford,Nketiah

    Which option?
    A)Fernandes >> Dilva
    B) TAA,Saka >> Pieters,Dilva -4 and bench Nketiah.
    C) other

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      This is difficult mate !
      A for me

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Thanks.
        I’ll sleep on it.
        Just stop me from a last day punt on Richarlison. Lol

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          😀

  15. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    No sterling, Kane, Auba. No sensible way of getting either.
    Who to captain outside of those options? Mo, Kdb, Dilva etc all decent options too.

    Who are you going with?

    1. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Probably Mo.

  16. Munchen KFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Have just read the latest article by Lateriser12 and would have to say what a thoughtful and thought provoking piece of work he has treated the community to again. A great fpl player no doubt but more importantly a kind and caring individual. Always smiling in the face of adversity or triumph. Chapeau sir and thanks for all the great articles through the year.

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

      Nicely put.

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Great from both sides

  17. Vazza
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Is it advisable to move Foden out for Dilva for a hit whilst having Greenwood on the bench?

    I’m already playing Bruno and Rashford in my starting XI.

  18. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    PENS DOWN!

    In 24 hours. 😀

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      It's taking every fibre of my being to hold off on the Bruno to Salah transfer. Just waiting for any surprise news to break.

      1. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        I would do it, what's the rest of your midfield.

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Sterling, DSilva, Mahrez, Martial, Bruno

          Exact funds to do Bruno > Salah

          1. Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            I prefer Bruno to Martial but Salah is essential. No need to wait.

            1. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Cheers bud. Selling value of Martial isn't enough over Bruno to afford Salah, so glad I don't have that dilemma.

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

        Martial to salah for me. Surely the right call despite Leicester’s back line currently!?

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          I prefer to Martial over Bruno vs Leicester, but yep, it could go either way.

    2. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Playing golf tomorrow afternoon.
      Tee off at 14.12 so going to miss all the action.

  19. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Gonna be a lot of BS rumours out there tomorrow. Careful whose advice you take.

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      FH would make it easy to feck up too 😀

      I know people who to trust though so no worries

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

      totally. probably best to go on the site before kick off to be honest

    3. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      For sure 🙂

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

    Jimi & Doherty > Kane & Pieters -4

    Yes?

    1. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Tempting.

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Think so

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

    Oh, posted this in the wrong thread! Here it is again:

    In order to get Sterling in, I need a -4 and am left with 4.4m for a midfielder. The only option seems Dendoncker is there another option than Dendoncker?

    If not,
    b) bench Dendoncker
    c) bench Foden

    Cheers!

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

      in your starting line up ?

      if so i wouldnt do it.

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Doug Luiz

  22. shearer9
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Is this FH good to go? Would really appreciate any views:

    https://snipboard.io/wEqLAQ.jpg

    1. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Like the Garcia pick. Might look at this myself rather than ederson to enable getting loris In. Your front line doesn’t excite me much. Maybe downgrade your bench a bit to do wood to Ings? Perhaps you have looked at that already but playing 3.8 option like Williams is useful.

  23. applebonkers
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    a great season to follow lateriser, can't believe just how well it has gone at times but it's an approach i love to see pay off.
    age old debate of where to sit on the scale that has pure fun one end and pure rank the other. a great rank is undoubtedly fun to look at, differentials just feel necessary sometimes though, for sanity as much as fun. the thrill of what feels like your goal is second to none, give me 1 ayew goal over a salah hattrick. the thrill of jonny's goal recently when people (wisely) had saiss or boly instead, gayle's goal against watford when people (wisely) had greenwood instead, trossard's goal against norwich when people (wisely) would have seen that as too short-term or too luxury a move. the just under 2% of managers who had antonio for norwich, so jealous of them, must have been an incredible feeling, one you'd genuinely remember and still talk about in 10 years time.
    anyway loving witnessing the 'shackles off' approach really pay-off big time. well played! well scribed.

    also want to echo the thanks to all the writers here, bit of a lurker these days, a reader/listener rather than poster but the quality is still second to none (dare i say even better than before? am i allowed to say that?)

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      nicely said, AB.

      And congrats to Lateriser on an incredible season and informative articles +1

    2. The Road to Turfdom
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2014/08/05/top-six-disaster-defying-defenders/ this remains my favourite FFS article of all time

      1. applebonkers
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        appreciated. ben foster actually made me think of that article last week

      2. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        what a great article. Sigh.

  24. Sahin
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Team as it stands. Zero money itb. 1FT.

    Henderson
    Digne,trakowski,pieters
    Bruno,matrial,Fernandes,mahrez,de bruyne
    Ings,greenwood

    Which option?
    A)de bruyne,jesus >> Dilva , sterling,
    B) other
    C) i have Triple captain who should i give the arm band

  25. LIARS POKER
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Just looked at my GW1 team and completely forgot about some of the dross I went with at the start

    Montoya, Fraser, King, Guilbert, Robinson, Perez

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

    Either of these moves worth a double hit?

    A. Kdb Doherty > sterling aurier
    B. Bruno Foden > Dilva Antonio

  27. Sahin
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Which option?
    A)de bruyne,jesus >> Dilva , sterling,
    B) other
    C) i have Triple captain who should i give the arm band

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

    On a FH, Martial or Pulisic ?
    Thx

  29. Vazza
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Who is the best Southampton defender?

    1. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      I'm probably going KWP, but none of them are particularly exciting.

      1. Vazza
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Do you personally have KWP in your team?

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      KWP

    3. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      K to the W to the MFP

  30. Kroos Kontrol
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    2 FTs, 1.4 itB.

    A) Find a way for Salah/Kane?
    B) have better defenders?

    Pope (McCarthy)
    Doherty Boly Wan-Bissaka (Zouma Lascelles)
    KdB Sterling Bruno Martial Pulisic
    Jesus Jimenez (Nketiah).