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760 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Catastrophe
    • 9 Years
    14 days, 11 hours ago

    Who would have thought, the last event of the season: "GOAL - Jesse Lingard"

    1. Catastrophe
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 11 hours ago

      Diabolical top of the page post, apologies

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 5 Years
        14 days, 11 hours ago

        a real catastrophe

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        14 days, 9 hours ago

        Best top of the page post.

    2. Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 11 hours ago

      He must be of the squad next season?

      1. Catastrophe
        • 9 Years
        14 days, 11 hours ago

        Definitely in with a shout for PFA Young Player of the Year

    3. Lindelol
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 11 hours ago

      Someone lost the bet I read somewhere

      1. Catastrophe
        • 9 Years
        14 days, 11 hours ago

        I saw that, hilarious!

      2. Devo-McDuff
        • 2 Years
        14 days, 10 hours ago

        Bookies still paid out someone said though, good press for them and all that

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 10 Years
      14 days, 9 hours ago

      Great young talent Utd have on their hands there - could develop into a real player if he keeps working hard

  2. pingissimus
    • 1 Year
    14 days, 11 hours ago

    Sadly hilarious that Palace own a player who's just scored 33 goals with 11 assists but have also given Trabonzspor an option to buy him for a net transfer loss for Palace.

    Candidate for the worst transfer move of the season?

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 11 hours ago

      probably worst transfer move of the season when I got him last year yeah

  3. pingissimus
    • 1 Year
    14 days, 11 hours ago

    Whoo whoo whoo

    Second Palace signing of the season and it's not deadline day. 🙂

    1. pingissimus
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      Potentially Nathan Ferguson who we just nabbed from WBA could be a tidy 4.0 option at Palace - can play on the right and Joel Ward has passed his sell by date really.

      Absence of preseason might well make him an FPL reserve player with Ward at 4.5

      It's even possible Palace will start with two 4.0 wingbacks with Mitchell on the other side. PvA is out for a while and Schlupp has been repurposed. Mitchell didn't too badly at all in the 2 games he had at the end of the season - raw but not out of place. He was up against Traore and Son - tough baptism.

      1. MosF94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 10 hours ago

        How confident are you Ferguson will start straight away, rather than be eased in with Ward getting the first couple of games?

        1. pingissimus
          • 1 Year
          14 days, 10 hours ago

          Not at all

          Roy isn’t especially adventurous after all. But that move happened on day 1 and he’ll at least have had maximum training time with the squad. That never happens at Palace

          Ferguson is a bit of an unknown quantity - we were supposed to sign him in January but the injury got in the way. He’s had little enough first team experience so a start in week 1 is probs a longish shot.

          Better chance perhaps that Mitchell starts on the left. Think both should be candidates for 4.0.

  4. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    14 days, 10 hours ago

    Whats the legitimacy of Jimenez to United rumors?

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      I don't believe it.

      United won't spend that much money for a 30 year old striker that also to compete with Martial.

    2. pingissimus
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      Just trying to subvert their Europa league competition

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      0%

    4. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      0.

    5. UnitedFan
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      No legitimacy.

  5. Lindelol
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    14 days, 10 hours ago

    Which underlying stats you guys mostly look for a mid or forward?

    1. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      Eye test

    2. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      mins, chances created, npxG, conversion rate, and shots on target.

      1. Lindelol
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        14 days, 10 hours ago

        thanks

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      xG

    4. pingissimus
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      Depends on the player - generally ignore XG. Pay attention as much to historic stats from previous seasons

      1. Lindelol
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        14 days, 10 hours ago

        Really? I never cared about stats from previous seasons

        1. Nanoelektronicar
          • 5 Years
          14 days, 10 hours ago

          If someone historically has good xG but negative xG Delta (Goals-xG), you shouldn't be too optimistic about xG in the current season.

        2. pingissimus
          • 1 Year
          14 days, 10 hours ago

          Some players get great SoT stats but never produce. Some don't but do. This is the sort of thing I check by looking at previous seasons.

          DCL is a case in point. Cant access stats right now but aside form one purple patch when Ancelotti came in his returns were poor (ran into trouble here when I pointed out they closely matched Ayew) and this pretty much mirrored from memory what had happened before.

          Vardy too can defy stats if you judge him out of the context of previous returns.

          Should add I use previous seasons as one part of the validation process of making a transfer. The stats themselves are only a tool.

        3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • 3 Years
          14 days, 10 hours ago

          Goals and assists from previous seasons?

          1. pingissimus
            • 1 Year
            14 days, 9 hours ago

            Depends who it is slightly

            With mid to low priced forwards I also think about GI. Went Wood this season largely on this iirc and Jota too who I fluked with just before lockdown

            As I see it with teams like Burnley and Wolves who aren’t prolific high GI rates

    5. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      SIB, TIB, SOT

      1. Lindelol
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        14 days, 10 hours ago

        TIB?

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          14 days, 10 hours ago

          Touches in the box

    6. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      Magnus Carlsen on stats:

      "I think whenever you're looking at buying a player you should always check the statistics. If the eye test tells you something you should always try and confirm it with statistics. And if the statistics say something completely different from what your eye test tells you then that's probably a red flag.

      I think that looking at statistics like expected goals, key passes, heat maps, shots and everything... get as much data as you can, and then you can try and make a choice. "

      Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTsiCQmuqnw

      .
      Personally I think the expected stats are king. xG is proven to be a better predictor of future goals than goals...

      1. Lindelol
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        14 days, 10 hours ago

        thanks!!

      2. AuFeld
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 10 hours ago

        Value is another stat that may be over looked.

        https://whogottheassist.com/value-in-fpl-2019-20-report/

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          14 days, 10 hours ago

          Our aim is to get the most points from a given budget, so value is arguably everything. But the problem I've had in the past is focusing on value over a whole season, and not putting enough weighting on the fixtures.

          Mark's priority list in the Meet the Manager was:
          1. Fixtures
          2. Stats
          "3 or 4". Eye test

          And after looking back through Magnus' season I'm starting realise just how important fixtures are. You can have a bunch of bad value players, but over a run of good fixtures they can become the best value in the game. Points ebb and flow in a wildly uneven manner.

      3. Berbs
        • 9 Years
        14 days, 10 hours ago

        If you had to pick only one - stats or eye test?

        1. Lindelol
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          14 days, 10 hours ago

          Eye test for me. In this season I never looked at the stats and relied only on eye test and it worked for me.

        2. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          14 days, 10 hours ago

          Stats.

          I'm fully aware of how misguided, mistake-ridden, and biased my human perception of the world is. Two people can look at the same thing and see two wildly different things. Perspective is a crazy powerful thing.

          Stats cut through that and give a non-biased view. I think it's a useful tool to use alongside your own perception. The eye test is still important though!

          That's where I am at the moment, but I'm open to being persuaded...

          1. Lindelol
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            14 days, 10 hours ago

            Stats have mislead me many times. Thats why I asked this question. Perhaps one should need to learn how to use the stats.

          2. COK3Y5MURF
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            14 days, 9 hours ago

            Stats are fine as long as you take them with a pinch of salt. Take them too seriously and you're being misled into something your eye test knew to avoid. Martial had no stats vs Brighton. 0 shots, 0 xG, 0 xA, 0 everything (I didn't have to check this of course as I noticed it from the eye test). But I still captained him the next week and he got a 14-pointer. The stats don't look favorable every week and depend on a lot of factors.

            1. Giggs Boson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              14 days, 9 hours ago

              I don't think that looking at one isolated game to predict another isolated game is wise. Stats are to be used as long-term averages. They can't predict the future, but they can show you the probability of returns over the long-term. Play the percentages for long enough and the odds should fall in your favour.

              1. Sgt Frank Drebin
                • 3 Years
                14 days, 9 hours ago

                Well said!

            2. Nightcrawler
              • 1 Year
              14 days, 9 hours ago

              Stats also tell us pogba is better than kdb

              1. Giggs Boson
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                14 days, 9 hours ago

                No they don't. And I've never claimed that.

              2. Lindelol
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                14 days, 9 hours ago

                must be some cherry-picked stats 😀

              3. Sgt Frank Drebin
                • 3 Years
                14 days, 9 hours ago

                Number of different haircuts in in the season?

    7. pingissimus
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      Should add I tend to check the defensive team stats of the sides they are about to play.

    8. Make America Greta Again
      • 6 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      I like players who take more than 3 shots per game. Better if the player is listed as a mid and even better if he takes penos.

    9. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      Shots on target.

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        14 days, 9 hours ago

        Hi Doosra! Hope you are well 🙂

      2. COK3Y5MURF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 9 hours ago

        One of the most misleading stats, imo. Big chances is better. A weak shot from outside the box straight into the keeper's hands is a shot on target. Would that raise the appeal of a player for you?

        1. pingissimus
          • 1 Year
          14 days, 9 hours ago

          How many big chances did Greenwood get this season? Works both ways this one

          1. Goonsquad245
            • 4 Years
            14 days, 9 hours ago

            How many shots on target did he have?

            Also, Greenwood is a poor example because he is due some big big regression.

            1. pingissimus
              • 1 Year
              14 days, 9 hours ago

              Unless he’s a proto Vardy.

              Agree he’s a likely outlier in any event. But I’m guessing DCL had stacks of big chances.

              Only use stats to validate choices really but pretty much always look at a range rather than focus on one. Above I also say I look at historic returns too - again as validation.

              One and half season greenhorn of course

              1. Goonsquad245
                • 4 Years
                14 days, 8 hours ago

                Definitely agree with focussing on a range, and also historic over/underperformance is really important.

                Greenwood could be a better finisher than vardy and still undergo huge regression, it’s been quite ridiculous!

          2. COK3Y5MURF
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            14 days, 9 hours ago

            Hence why I don’t look at stats and don’t need them to know that Greenwood is a quality pick.

            But just comparing these two stats, at least big chances has more relevance and is less misleading than shots on target.

            1. pingissimus
              • 1 Year
              14 days, 9 hours ago

              Sorry missed context of your post - we’re agreed pretty much

    10. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 10 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      Check if their name is Vardy, Jimmy, Ings, Rashford, Greenwood, Auba, Jesus, Kun, DCL, Kane, Wood, Kun, Giroud, Tammy

      If it’s not, probably a good chance they shouldn’t be in your team

      If it is... check if they have good fixtures and/or form

      Then cross your fingers & luck will do the rest

      1. Lindelol
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        14 days, 9 hours ago

        haha nice!

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • 10 Years
          14 days, 9 hours ago

          Seriously - you’ll do better with this logic than going with David McGoldrick’s astronomical volume of big chances!

      2. pingissimus
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 9 hours ago

        🙂

        Suspect this is how most of us work. You’re cheating slightly though as you’ve left off the Bournemouth Three who were too too template. There’s quite a few Leicester assets too who died a death from 20 on.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • 10 Years
          14 days, 9 hours ago

          Which Bournemouth three was it? And there’s only one Leicester asset when it comes to strikers - you won’t find him on underlying stats though 😉

          1. pingissimus
            • 1 Year
            14 days, 9 hours ago

            Initial question was about mids and forwards

            Fraser King Wilson were everywhere week 1. If Bournemouth sell that might just happen again if they end up at the right destinations.

            I didn’t have Solanke in mind 🙂

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • 10 Years
              14 days, 9 hours ago

              I assumed he wasn’t putting himself back in GW1 🙂

              We could do the same type list for mids very easily but it would just be a bit longer for 5 positions rather than 3!

              Honestly will get as many (if not more) results than using backward looking underlying stats to project forward looking FPL points 🙂

              1. pingissimus
                • 1 Year
                14 days, 9 hours ago

                I don’t not not disagree

              2. Goonsquad245
                • 4 Years
                14 days, 9 hours ago

                How do you define form? FPL points?

                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • 10 Years
                  14 days, 9 hours ago

                  That’s *the* definition of form 🙂

                  1. Goonsquad245
                    • 4 Years
                    14 days, 8 hours ago

                    So the number of chances players are getting doesn’t matter? Kane scores 3 pens in 3 games with his only 3 shots, and Salah has 10 big chances and fails to score at all (probably because Mane has voodoo cursed him pre-game) - you’re picking Kane in the above example all being equal?

                    Backward looking metrics as a predictor of forward looking ones either way right?

                    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • 10 Years
                      14 days, 8 hours ago

                      I don’t know how on god’s green earth you’re getting that utterly ridiculous scenario from my answer tbf 🙂

                      1. Goonsquad245
                        • 4 Years
                        14 days, 8 hours ago

                        From your answer that said using backward looking underlying stats as a predictor of forward looking performance is trumped by looking at ‘form’ of a limited player pool, you mean?

                        🙂

                      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • 10 Years
                        14 days, 8 hours ago

                        Read my answer again 🙂

                      3. Goonsquad245
                        • 4 Years
                        14 days, 8 hours ago

                        ‘Honestly will get as many (if not more) results than using backward looking underlying stats to project forward looking FPL points

                      4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • 10 Years
                        14 days, 8 hours ago

                        Check if their name is Vardy, Jimmy, Ings, Rashford, Greenwood, Auba, Jesus, Kun, DCL, Kane, Wood, Kun, Giroud, Tammy

                        If it’s not, probably a good chance they shouldn’t be in your team

                        If it is... check if they have good fixtures and/or form

                        Then cross your fingers & luck will do the rest

                      5. Goonsquad245
                        • 4 Years
                        14 days, 8 hours ago

                        But by your own definition, Kane has form and Salah doesn’t in my ‘utterly ridiculous’ example...

                        Never mind...

                      6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • 10 Years
                        14 days, 8 hours ago

                        Nope - you’ve fabricated a ridiculous scenario where kane gets 3 penalties in 3 games, with no other shots, while Salah misses 10 big chances - and then put forward that I’ve said it’s a good idea to pick Kane - I’m sorry but that’s just being silly in my book 🙂

                      7. Goonsquad245
                        • 4 Years
                        14 days, 8 hours ago

                        Nope it was a question as to who you would pick. ‘Form’ (FPL points) vs underlying stats.

                        Like I said, never mind. The scenario is hypothetical, obviously - but you’re choosing not to engage by calling it ridiculous, which is fine.

                      8. pingissimus
                        • 1 Year
                        14 days, 8 hours ago

                        Wood and DCL are outliers there in your list and point to a problem

                        You could substitute pretty much any budget forward for them. Budget forwards are the trickiest of the lot. At some stage we'll all need one. That's where it falls down.

                        A couple of for instances. I had Jota early season - rational enough call given 2019 form. Zip. I got Pukki. Zero form of course. Joy. I got Jota mid late season. Joy.

                        I also had Wood late on and had ben monitoring him all season. That could easily have been Barnes if fit.

                        The list is longer than you suggest.

                      9. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • 10 Years
                        14 days, 8 hours ago

                        No I’m choosing to push back because you’ve taken a portion of a broader answer out of context and fabricated a ridiculous scenario around it

                        That’s why I said read my answer again - what I said was “ If it’s not, probably a good chance they shouldn’t be in your team

                        If it is... check if they have good fixtures and/or form”

                        (Not “pick players based solely on their form”)

                        FPL just isn’t that reductionist - I feel like we covered this yesterday already with the poker analogies 🙂

                      10. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • 10 Years
                        14 days, 8 hours ago

                        I’m not saying pick Wood or DCL - It’s not meant to be an exact science Pingisimuss - don’t get too hung up on it 🙂

                        In the same way as clicking sort on a backward looking stats table will sometimes result in the “right” answer for forward looking FPL points - picking from a pool of relatively proven players who have good form and/or fixtures will get you as many (if not more) “right” answers 🙂

                      11. Goonsquad245
                        • 4 Years
                        14 days, 8 hours ago

                        In my example - Kane and Salah (let’s change Salah to Auba as we’re talking forwards....)

                        Are they on your list of proven players - yes

                        Do they have ‘form’ - Kane does (3 goals) Auba doesn’t (0 goals).

                        Do they have good fixtures - let’s say yes to both.

                        Think I read your post just fine thanks, but I think you knew that.

                        Don’t know what this has got to do with the poker analogy, but between that exchange and today’s I’m kinda feeling like we’re just gonna have to agree to disagree on results-oriented thinking...

                      12. pingissimus
                        • 1 Year
                        14 days, 8 hours ago

                        So we're all good on Salah in away fixtures when playing alongside Mane then? 🙂

                        Again I don't not not disagree at heart.

                        Part of it surely comes down to play style and which risk you choose to take. I like to go aggressive and aim to hit players before they bandwagon and am slightly cagey about those who are already on a roll. I start from a watchlist - more closely defined than yours - and validate it against the stats. For fun because looking at stats is fun for me,

                        Focus of the watchlist is generally low to mid priced players - the ones not on your list really. The big boys take care of themselves.

                      13. Goonsquad245
                        • 4 Years
                        14 days, 8 hours ago

                        I promise not to respond when MBP next trots out the copypasta PPG stats 😀

                      14. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • 10 Years
                        14 days, 8 hours ago

                        Going down into the weeds of a 0.0001% probability scenario where Kane is getting 3 penalties and nothing else, while Auba gets no returns and 10 big chances isn’t big or clever, it’s honestly just silly 🙂

                        Not least because the equally silly retort is that if Auba has missed his last 10 big chances why would you be queuing up to sign him, or that Kane could be “due” service - it just drives the discussion off in an utterly ridiculous & non-productive direction that’s totally contrary to the spirit of the original point about picking from a pool of established talent

                        Thats why I said the scenario you’ve fabricated there - it can be dressed up as “hypothetical” but it’s still ridiculous (and I think you know that 🙂 )

                      15. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • 10 Years
                        14 days, 8 hours ago

                        Good for you Pingisimuss - I hope this approach continues to work for you 🙂

                      16. Goonsquad245
                        • 4 Years
                        14 days, 7 hours ago

                        Like I said, it's clear we're not getting anywhere with this, let's agree to disagree on results-oriented thinking.

                        I think that stats are important as a predictor of future results, you prefer to look at cold, hard results and largely ignore them. Both approaches are obviously fine, people are free to play the game however they want to and I'm sure lots of people have had success by simply picking good players that have scored well recently - in a lot of cases the two approaches will correlate anyway in terms of the players actually selected.

                      17. pingissimus
                        • 1 Year
                        14 days, 7 hours ago

                        Not biting then? 🙂

                      18. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • 10 Years
                        14 days, 7 hours ago

                        Yes, and like I said, the introduction of bizarre niche scenarios & analogies will often (But not always!) correlate to a downturn in the productivity of the discussion...

                        In underlying stat terms they can often (but not exclusively!) decrease the discussion’s xP (expected productivity) or xC (expected constructiveness) 🙂

                        And yes - there will often (but not always!) be significant overlap between a heavily stats orientated approach, and a pool of relatively established & effective players - that is why the players are relatively established & effective in the first place 🙂

    11. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      Ownership%

    12. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 5 hours ago

      Shots in the box, shots on target, big chances, touches in the box, chances created, big chances created (and if looking at a long term period, xG and xA).

  6. jtreble
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    14 days, 10 hours ago

    Without looking, which EPL team had the worst xG delta in the league (Goals Conceded - Expected Goals Conceded)?

    1. Nanoelektronicar
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      Chelsea?

      1. Nanoelektronicar
        • 5 Years
        14 days, 10 hours ago

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di6iF1X5Ij4

        To supplement my answer.

        1. jtreble
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          14 days, 10 hours ago

          :).

    2. pingissimus
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      Chelsea

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 10 hours ago

        Yup, Chelsea. Well done both of you. If CHE can tighten up at the back ...

        1. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 6 Years
          14 days, 10 hours ago

          If they had a spine of Cech Terry Lampard Drogba to go with their current talents...

        2. FOO FIGHTER
          14 days, 10 hours ago

          They need a new GK!

        3. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          14 days, 10 hours ago

          Chelsea have been tight at the back with a low xGC.

          The problem has been Kepa.

        4. pingissimus
          • 1 Year
          14 days, 9 hours ago

          Think the trick won’t be tightening up as such but tightening up AND producing at the other end.

          Kepa was dire but I can’t help but think that Lampard was as much at fault. Perhaps Kante fit is the magic bullet

  7. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    14 days, 10 hours ago

    Newcastle to be relegated next season

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      not whilst they have Jonjo pulling the strings and Dúb in goal

    2. Bragazeti
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      They will definitely be in the mix

  8. FOO FIGHTER
    14 days, 10 hours ago

    Anyone else thinking Che Adams could have a good season ahead?

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      Came in with promise

      Maybe needed to settle

    2. Licky
      • 8 Years
      14 days, 9 hours ago

      I think so, and I think Southampton will do fine.

    3. pingissimus
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 9 hours ago

      Had Southampton down as a top ten team last time. Looked an awful prediction early on but they finished brilliantly really

      Adams could be a great call if they can put a consistent run in.

      Guess there are other assets there too which could give real value

  9. jtreble
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    14 days, 10 hours ago

    Without looking, the following mids had the EPL's highest xGs:
    1. Salah
    2. Sterling
    3. Mane

    Who was number four (4)?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      Mount?

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        14 days, 10 hours ago

        Just a wild guess lol

      2. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 10 hours ago

        He's no. 18. Sorry.

    2. Nanoelektronicar
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      Antonio?

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 10 hours ago

        Wth, you're good. Yup, Antonio.

        1. Nanoelektronicar
          • 5 Years
          14 days, 10 hours ago

          Just good memory, and I like quizzes. Wasn't sure about him or Martial here, went with the first that came to mind, and it was correct.

    3. JJeyy
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      Salah, Jesus had the most xg though.

      1. JJeyy
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 10 hours ago

        for all players

        1. jtreble
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          14 days, 10 hours ago

          Yes, I was just looking at mids. I thought Antonio at no. 4 would be difficult ...

    4. NATSTER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      Martial ?

      1. NATSTER
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        14 days, 10 hours ago

        Oh, it's Antonio. Just seen it above.

  10. JJeyy
    • 4 Years
    14 days, 10 hours ago

    Jimenez to United, will Rashford, Martial, Jimenez, Greenwood all be listed as strikers then?

    Rashford and Greenwood should move to mid for more united mid options

    1. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      Wow!

  11. Hy liverpool
    • 6 Years
    14 days, 9 hours ago

    Cardiff 1-0 fulham

  12. Hy liverpool
    • 6 Years
    14 days, 9 hours ago

    Cardiff 1-1 Fulham
    Lol

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 9 hours ago

      Looks like Cardiff are still whipping boys 😀

      1. pingissimus
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 9 hours ago

        Losing to?

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          14 days, 9 hours ago

          Is mitro still there ??
          I'd like him in FPL again 😀

          1. pingissimus
            • 1 Year
            14 days, 8 hours ago

            Mitro to Palace in Benten swap shocker.

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              14 days, 8 hours ago

              LOL
              You'd love that won't you

    2. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      14 days, 9 hours ago

      I'll be rooting for Brentford in the final regardless. It would feel wrong for them to miss out on promotion with that monstrous goal difference. It's the same as Leeds'...

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 8 hours ago

        Fulham will go through imo

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          14 days, 8 hours ago

          I won't mind.
          Familiar feeling with the name of the club. Nothing against other contending clubs 🙂

        2. Bobby Digital
          • 2 Years
          14 days, 8 hours ago

          I'd like Brentford, played some nice attacking football yesterday. They might get found out in the PL though.

          1. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            14 days, 8 hours ago

            Think they’ll bottle the final play off

          2. Nomar
            • 10 Years
            14 days, 8 hours ago

            Same here, I’d love Brentford to come up.

  13. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    14 days, 8 hours ago

    So how legit is this Jimenez to Utd rumour?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 8 hours ago

      I haven't seen it. But it has to be BS.

      United will look to re-enforce RW CDM CB spots first than CF where Tony Ighalo Rashford Greenwood can play

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        14 days, 8 hours ago

        Yea, you're probably right. I'd rather see City get a decent CF, but Jimenez is probably a bit old for City.

      2. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 8 hours ago

        This, although martial is injury prone

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          14 days, 8 hours ago

          That said get sancho and you can rotate wingers / strikers with ease

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            14 days, 8 hours ago

            Exactly my point.
            And didn't ogs said Sanchez will play at United this season ??
            Enough bodies at LW 9 atm.
            I'd love a genuine RW !

            1. pingissimus
              • 1 Year
              14 days, 8 hours ago

              Rather forgot about him - fascinated that OGS said that

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                14 days, 8 hours ago

                Wish he forgot to sign for United 😀
                (Alexis)

            2. Eat my goal!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              14 days, 8 hours ago

              I feel like we need a firmino

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                14 days, 8 hours ago

                Get that.
                It's so difficult to find a good linkup type guy though.

                I actually like dynamic of our attack atm so don't see where that type of player would fit in tbh.

                1. Eat my goal!
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  14 days, 8 hours ago

                  Imagine Kane 2yrs back with rash and martial on the wings

                  Would have been lethal

                  What we don’t have is that target, that player who gathers and lays off

                  Firmino does that but in a slightly unorthodox manner

                  1. Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    14 days, 8 hours ago

                    From post SAF era & before Bruno era, you know when were we most successful ??

                    When we had a certain zlatan in the 11 !!

                    Yesterday I was watching a old game highlights, he took down GK long ball in the path of Martial perfectly cushioned and Tony scored 😀

                    We miss that presence at the top tbh. Martial Rashford all similar type players.

        2. Amey
          • 1 Year
          14 days, 8 hours ago

          I maybe getting ahead of myself a bit, but i think Tony looks more fit now. He looked to have gained physical strength now. Probably entering prime ish years of career too now.

          We're finally going to reap the rewards for growing him & rashford now 😉

          1. Tinkermania
            14 days, 8 hours ago

            @AMEY, do you think Bruno will do it against big clubs in PL next season?

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              14 days, 8 hours ago

              I'm biased man.
              I think he should do the same he did this season.

              He's all action !!

              Amount of pens United get because of fast dribblers is a big factor too

              1. Tinkermania
                14 days, 8 hours ago

                He never scored a goal from open play against a team in the top 10! He has something to prove in games that matter, imo.

                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • 10 Years
                  14 days, 8 hours ago

                  He got 16 attacking returns in 14 games... not a bad showing!

                  (4 penalties before the BUT BUT PENALTIES shouts start)

                  1. Tinkermania
                    14 days, 8 hours ago

                    Not much from games against teams in the top 10. To me he needs to play full season. Got my suspicion he won't be as popular as he wont play Brighton every week.

                    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • 10 Years
                      14 days, 8 hours ago

                      We can’t really hold not playing a full season against him though? Considering it was impossible for him to do that?

                      On what we have seen though - his team were literally top of the league since he joined - 30 goals scored & 7 conceded, unbeaten & most points of any team in the league in their last 14 Games (I.e. since he joined)

                      Out of curiosity how would you rate him personally? Waste of money? Poor signing? Should be dropped?

                      1. Tinkermania
                        14 days, 8 hours ago

                        Good signing for a team scraping into top 4. Don't know about a team challenging for the title.

                      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • 10 Years
                        14 days, 8 hours ago

                        But Man Utd aren’t challenging for the title - they are at least a couple of years behind Man City & Liverpool....

                        Overnight he’s came & literally transformed them though - have you seen their before & after league record? It’s amazing...

                        And 6 of those 14 (unbeaten) games since he came in were against teams in the top 10 - including the team directly above them (Man City) as well as the 4 teams directly below them (Chelsea, Leciester, Spurs and Wolves)

                        Out of curiosity - who would you see as better Premier League signings than him this season?

                      3. Tinkermania
                        14 days, 8 hours ago

                        At least we agreed that he is at the right club for his ability so.
                        UTD before City the week before he made his debut, and when I watched that game, I thought it was a turning point. It's just my opinion but I do thing they were always going to do well will those fixtures in the league.

                        He did play against City in the league and that day didn't look amazing with no attacking return.

                        Good signing is relative to the team signing the player. He was a good signing for UTD but woudn't have been for City/Liverpool.

                        Remember I am not saying he is C*&p. Just saying he needs to do it next season against the big boys.

                      4. Tinkermania
                        14 days, 8 hours ago

                        *UTD beat City the week before..

                      5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • 10 Years
                        14 days, 7 hours ago

                        “ UTD before City the week before he made his debut, and when I watched that game, I thought it was a turning point. It's just my opinion but I do thing they were always going to do well will those fixtures in the league.”

                        I don’t know what this even means

                        He made his debut vs Wolves in GW25 (City was GW29)

                        The week before his debut they lost at home to Burnley

                        The week before that they lost to Liverpool

                        The week before that they lost to Arsenal

                        So they lost 3 of The 4 games Before his debut... then proceeded to get the most points in the league from the following 14 fixtures, which included 6 fixtures against the top 10.. do you realise how significant a turnaround that represents? .

                        What I’m taking from your post is that “he didn’t look amazing” versus Man city - but you also possibly don’t sound like the most reliable judge of talent based on what you’ve put forward so far so I don’t know what to believe!

                      6. Tinkermania
                        14 days, 7 hours ago

                        I made a correction 10 minutes ago. They beat City at Ettihad in the cup!
                        You sound like a reliable judge mate. I will go with your opinion then. I will forget about his lack of influence against top 10 teams. Good night.

                2. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  14 days, 8 hours ago

                  Open play is overrated IMO.
                  If anything set plays should be seen as an advantage.

                  Whenever there are high lines of defenses/slow defenders, they will make mistakes vs Rashford Tony GW Bruno slick footwork IMO. You have a point though. Apart from Everton goalbhe didn't score from open play vs top10

                  1. Tinkermania
                    14 days, 8 hours ago

                    Everton were outside top 10. We will see about next season. Utd's fixtures were easy in last quarter. They probably would have won those games without him. He might be brilliant but not got a representative sample.

                    1. Amey
                      • 1 Year
                      14 days, 8 hours ago

                      Cool.
                      I don't see 14 games as a small sample. But yes. You're right in your place to be circumspect.

                      I don't see anything wrong at all obviously. And anyways it's not like KDB Salah auba scores heavily vs top teams. We want them to © vs sh.t teams so ... We'll see of course 🙂

                      1. Tinkermania
                        14 days, 8 hours ago

                        Been a pleasure. I will have him in my fpl team if the first 2 games are against Brighton and Villa. If it's City and Chelsea, I will wait. 😉

                      2. Amey
                        • 1 Year
                        14 days, 7 hours ago

                        😀

          2. pingissimus
            • 1 Year
            14 days, 8 hours ago

            To get the best crops you need to rotate. Had an allotment once. Maybe Pep did too 🙂

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              14 days, 8 hours ago

              Definitely
              Bit all I'm saying is CF should be 4th priority

    2. King Kohli
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 8 hours ago

      Quality player but not sure where he fits in at the moment.
      If the move does happen, it would improve the attacking depth enormously especially if the Sancho rumours are true as well.
      Priority should be CB/RW/CDM/ST in that order imo.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        I'd put CB third behind CDM & RW.

        I hate Matic now tbh. Too slow for a top club IMO. No creativity at all.

        1. King Kohli
          • 7 Years
          14 days, 7 hours ago

          Ndidi would be a great signing but not sure if Lei will sell and even if they do he won't come cheap.
          I reckon there should be a cheeky bid for Thiago as well, not a CDM but one of the best deep lying playmakers out there.

          1. Berbs
            • 9 Years
            14 days, 7 hours ago

            United should hijack Arsenal's move for Partey.

            1. King Kohli
              • 7 Years
              14 days, 6 hours ago

              Good shout

  14. Dušan Citizen SPC Ch…
    • 6 Years
    14 days, 8 hours ago

    How Christie is professional footballer is beyond me

    1. Dušan Citizen SPC Ch…
      • 6 Years
      14 days, 8 hours ago

      Oh yes, Odoi as well

    2. Make America Greta Again
      • 6 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      Cyrus the virus. Not got a great touch.

  15. pingissimus
    • 1 Year
    14 days, 7 hours ago

    Will Bournemouth sell Callum? I’d guess he’d come in at a fairly juicy FPL price if he went to a mid ranked side. Does the Ake money mean Bournemouth keep him?

    On the subject of Wilson’s, Harry belongs to Liverpool no? Think he’s a real talent personally. Does he get another loan? Or might he even be sold? He’s been loaned out twice now - not sure if that’s a positive or negative sign

    1. Licky
      • 8 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      I think Harry might be sold.

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      Their main asset is Brooks imo. Where he goes will be interesting

      1. pingissimus
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        Him too.

        Can see Liverpool picking either him or Sarr in their annual raid on relegated teams. Sarr more likely I suspect.

        1. Licky
          • 8 Years
          14 days, 7 hours ago

          Sarr would be a good addition but unlikely i would think.

    3. Goonsquad245
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      If he signed for West Ham (for example) I think he'd be 7 - 7.5 or so

      1. pingissimus
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        West Ham are the PL club with the longest streak of not having a forward getting 20 goals in a season. Would need to be 6.0 there 🙂

        1. Goonsquad245
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 7 hours ago

          Great stat - a trap at 6.0 then!

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      Sheffield should really sign someone like him or Barshuay

    5. FOO FIGHTER
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      LFC would like to sell Harry Wilson. He is a tidy player but not in Klopp's plans.

      Brewster is the one to look out for if he goes on loan to another PL club.

    6. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      Harry Wilson is awful. A proper MOTD player.

      1. Licky
        • 8 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        He'll score a worldie every now and again but not much besides. XD

      2. pingissimus
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        You're right that is where I've seen him mostly

        Should I check the Youtube highlights for a more informed picture? 🙂

        1. Berbs
          • 9 Years
          14 days, 7 hours ago

          I'm not sure YouTube does much justice for many players these days - it's easy to edit and only show the good or bad, rarely both.

          Harry Wilson is a player heavily reliant on setplays. His all round game is poor, he lacks in game intelligence and quite often makes the wrong decision in the final third.

          That's the impression I've got whenever I've seen him in pee season for Liverpool or with Bournemouth.

          Looks great on MOTD because he scores freekicks.

        2. Licky
          • 8 Years
          14 days, 7 hours ago

          I think all highlights are just that, highlights, you've really got to watch full games to get a good idea of what a player is like, it's kinda hard to do that if you don't have a lot of time though. :/

        3. FOO FIGHTER
          14 days, 7 hours ago

          Aha youtube videos. Reminds me of Aspas when he signed for LFC.

          Watching a youtube video made him look like Messi.

          1. Licky
            • 8 Years
            14 days, 7 hours ago

            Tbf, Aspas is actually a good player, he just couldn't adapt to the Premier League.

            1. FOO FIGHTER
              14 days, 7 hours ago

              The physicality of the PL bit too much. La Liga suits Aspas. Then there was Aquilani. Made of glass and only made for the Serie A.

              1. Goodbye Horses
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                14 days, 6 hours ago

                Aquilani was a quality player who just wasn't meant to be at Liverpool at that time. A victim, like Nuri Sahin, of Gerrard's uncanny ability to convince managers he was a bonafide CM, and their inability to realise Lucas needed the push at DM. They didn't stand a chance.

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                  14 days, 6 hours ago

                  Aquilani quality? Must have been watching a different player. One of the most fragile players and eas never going to last the rough and tough PL. Xabi Alonso was quality. Aquilani could not polish his boots.

                  1. Goodbye Horses
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    14 days, 6 hours ago

                    As I suspected - plastic Liverpool fan.

                    1. FOO FIGHTER
                      14 days, 6 hours ago

                      I have been supporting LFC since 1991.

                      But thanks for the kind words.

                    2. FOO FIGHTER
                      14 days, 6 hours ago

                      Are you one of those which are still suffering from Rafa withdrawal symptoms?

                      1. Goodbye Horses
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        14 days, 6 hours ago

                        You obviously weren't following his injury record then. 'Made of glass', indeed - he brought an ankle with him from Roma that initially kept him sidelined, otherwise never posted a day's sick for LFC. And I support Newcastle.

                      2. Goodbye Horses
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        14 days, 6 hours ago

                        *ankle injury

                      3. FOO FIGHTER
                        14 days, 6 hours ago

                        Rafa hardly played the guy. He had to manage his minutes all the time.

                        Sorry, he just was not good enough and fragile.

                        https://www.transfermarkt.com.hr/alberto-aquilani/leistungsdatendetails/spieler/5957/plus/0?saison=&verein=31&liga=&wettbewerb=GB1&pos=&trainer_id=

                      4. Goodbye Horses
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        14 days, 6 hours ago

                        You're painting a picture of the poor guy as if he was some liability to your club, despite the fact you were facing bankruptcy at the time through the Hicks & Gillett debacle, were headed towards mid-table obscurity thanks to Rafa's successor, and any players remotely resembling world class talent were performing an exodus. But somehow Aquilani was beneath you. Rewrite history all you like, but Aqua was actually the guy trying to get away from your club.

                      5. FOO FIGHTER
                        14 days, 5 hours ago

                        Mate, not sure what you proragative is. We got rid of all the dark cloud in the H & G era and now we are finally Champions.

                        It is my opinion that Aquilani was not goid enough. He strugled to finish 90 minutes of a PL match. I watch the matches. Failed transfer. Simple as that.

          2. pingissimus
            • 1 Year
            14 days, 7 hours ago

            🙂

            I feel sure a you a Pool fan you have memories of Roy and his transfer policy there. This might make you laugh - or not

            https://www.sportbible.com/football/news-roy-hodgson-once-sold-the-wrong-player-by-mistake-at-liverpool-20200730

            1. FOO FIGHTER
              14 days, 7 hours ago

              Roy, at least we were not relegated 😀

  16. SouperstarsXI
    • 5 Years
    14 days, 7 hours ago

    Has someone done a mathematical analysis to find out which stat provided by the official Fantasy premier league website correlates most with 1) xG 2)xGoalInvolvement? For example, is the T in ICT a surrogate of xG or xGI?

    1. Make America Greta Again
      • 6 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      If Jesus had any tears left he'd weep!

    2. noquarternt
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 5 hours ago

      Sounds like something you could make a start on

  17. Berbs
    • 9 Years
    14 days, 7 hours ago

    Brentford vs Fulham in next week's Championship Play Off Final. Personally want Brentford to win and think they'd have more FPL enablers.

    I'd imagine fixtures will be released the following week? We'll have Champions League and Europa League footy till then. Not so bad!

    1. pingissimus
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      Likewise

      Also just feel better when we get another new team in the PL. It is a remarkably open league when you consider over half the teams in the professional game have featured in it. Them and Leeds up is a nice combo of the old and the new.

      1. Berbs
        • 9 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        Agreed. Makes a nice change.

        From a FPL perspective, I genuinely think Brentford have a few options.

        Marcondes, Benrahma, Mbeumo, Watkins.

  18. Zilla
    • 2 Years
    14 days, 7 hours ago

    Seen no talk on WBA since promotion, no potential for good assets there?

    1. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      Matheus Pereira, price and fixtures dependent.

    2. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      Who? 😀

    3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      No idea about how they are playing now and don't know anything about the players but they were so boring last time.

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        FPL will make it fun! Nothing like Twitter wars between #TeamPope and #TeamJohnstone to spice up a 0-0 bore-fest.

    4. Right In The Stanchion
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      Charlie Austin - 5.5m??

    5. FOO FIGHTER
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      Pereira 8 goals 20 assits in the championship. That is KDB level lol.

      I am sceptic of going for assets from the promoted sides next season. Ayling interests me though.

  19. JURGENAUT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    14 days, 7 hours ago

    Grealish one to watch next season if he remains at Villa? Central to everything

    1. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      I think he'll come in around at 7.5m. Villa need better players in that case. Need more returns, IMO.

      1. JURGENAUT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        Yeah, fair point pal

      2. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        That price would be surprising to me. He ended the season at 5.9m so I don't see why he should be more than 6.5 if he stays at Villa. The mids who started 2019-20 at 7.5 were guys like Martial, Dilva, Pulisic, Moura from top half teams. (Also Fraser, but Bournemouth were expected to be good, and he was coming off 14 assists and 181 FPL points.)

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 10 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      His price rise probably makes him dodgy enough (Assuming he’s goes to 7.5+)

      He actually got 23 blanks in his 36 games so owners would likely need either a lot of patience, or a crystal ball to figure out when those 10 or so games where returns are going to crop up

      But he’s still pretty young in fairness & maybe villla get a few more penalties or he scores a few extra DFK’s etc - totally assured of starts so at least has that in his favour

    3. El Fenomeno R9
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      Been there for too long,never again even for 6.5M.

      Would take 20min of Foden/Greenwood per game any day

    4. noquarternt
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 5 hours ago

      He’s going to be ruined by a price hike. Like Fraser and Milipen before him.

  20. JURGENAUT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    14 days, 7 hours ago

    Is the strategy to aim for players from the teams with the best fixtures in GW1 or long term lads as money will be the issue? What's the balance in your strategic structure?

    1. JURGENAUT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      Or rather, when tinkering with your GW1 squad, how deep into the fixtures do you base your selections on lads?

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        Probably first 5-6 gameweeks

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          14 days, 7 hours ago

          But different scenario this year possibly with blank gameweeks at the start.

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      depends on fixtures but GW1-3 ish team and then WC - WC will have at least 2 pool defenders, and probably KDB and Bruno if they are on pens, the rest should hopefully come clearer

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 5 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        so mainly fixtures for the first team - hard to gauge form or whatever but generally easy enough to target the lesser teams

      2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        This

    3. Licky
      • 8 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      Usually i try to build my team for the long term (i'm not a fan of early wildcarding personally), I think getting the premium players you want in first is good, and then fixtures comes into play more for everyone else after that.

    4. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      Early WC always works well for me

      Seen so many fail with the pre Christmas WC

      1. JURGENAUT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        Im cautious by nature aha, but should the noise about blank, DGW be enforced early in the season then yeah buddy

    5. FOO FIGHTER
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      City and UTD bound to start their seasons late so not sure how to tackle it at the moment.

      I will start with 3 x LFC though.

      1. JURGENAUT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        Which 3 Liverpool for you buddy? I am leaning towards TAA, Robbo & Salah (Price dependent but pretty sold on it)

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          14 days, 6 hours ago

          VVD, TAA and Salah. That is how I staerted this season.

          1. JURGENAUT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            14 days, 6 hours ago

            How did it go for you pal?

            1. JURGENAUT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              14 days, 6 hours ago

              Seemingly no regret?

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                14 days, 6 hours ago

                I should have kept VVD. Salah and TAA never left my team.

                Alisson fit from the start will make a massive difference.

  21. JURGENAUT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    14 days, 7 hours ago

    Lads, in addition to my question above, would you lot be brave to double or even triple up on big hitters from the same team early on in the season due to fixtures irrespective of the noise elsewhere such as the supposed should have "template players"? Cheers

    1. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      Double but not triple. I think it's better to save a spot for identifying players based on form, and it's easier to spread funds around that way as well I think.

      1. JURGENAUT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        Cheers pal

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      Go where the points are - if city are hitting teams for 4/5 goals and they have a consistent line up then why not

      Reality is it’s unlikely

      1. JURGENAUT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        Cheers pal

    3. SADIO SANÉ
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      if United, City or Chelsea have amazing fixtures I'd be happy to double/triple on them and hope for the best, better than picking the only one that doesn't score 😀

      1. JURGENAUT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        Ahahaha thats true, cheers pal

      2. SADIO SANÉ
        • 5 Years
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        same with defenders, if Burnley/Sheff/Wolv have 3 nice ones it's load up and hope time

        1. JURGENAUT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          14 days, 6 hours ago

          Yeah buddy, hopefully there's some nice bargains there to pick up this season

    4. pingissimus
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      Fixture dependent

      But one possible out you have if you go big early on is that you have an early Wc round the corner. Lots last season wit with 4 big hitters and more or less nothing else and that paid beautifully if the nothing else was Cantwell Lund and McGinn. Arguably it's a fair time to punt - whatever the punt is.

      The solid Mo Raz two cheap strikers template team was mostly a flop. Very few fast starting teams were template from on here,

      1. JURGENAUT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        Yeah that's sound mate, I will keep a close eye on fixtures and take it from there. Hopefully not too many selection headaches but that's wishful thinking at best! ahaha, cheers buddy.

    5. FOO FIGHTER
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      Salah and double LFC defence will be the first 3 in. Hoping Auba is classed as a mid.

  22. Right In The Stanchion
    14 days, 7 hours ago

    Fulham or Brentford - YUCK

    Straight back down

  23. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    14 days, 6 hours ago

    Is this site a little slow this evening, or is it just my imagination?

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      Or have u finally found something worth living for?

    2. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      Seems busy considering the season is over.

    3. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      I mean internet wise.

  24. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    14 days, 6 hours ago

    I think my withdrawal is starting. I need more games. More tinkering

  25. Nimby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    14 days, 6 hours ago

    I wanna adopt a crazy strategy of building my team around those who have their photos in the groups of 4 on the website every season. It will make it easier for me as I won't have to think about it son much.

    1. JustPark
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      That was my strategy during 1st year of fpl. I can assure you it's not worth it.

  26. pingissimus
    • 1 Year
    14 days, 6 hours ago

    Amused that Newcastle have made 17 million by keeping the deposit on the failed takeover. That could - won’t be of course - a decent player extra

  27. wulfranian
    • 3 Years
    14 days, 6 hours ago

    I remember that the membership last year was £10 or am i wrong?

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      sounds wrong, has gone up though

  28. BENOIT
    • 4 Years
    14 days, 5 hours ago

    “That’s better value than our rivals are offering for the equivalent all-access Membership package.”

    Who are the rivals to FFS?

    1. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 5 hours ago

      [redacted], [redacted] or [redacted] IMO.

      [redacted] are a bunch of [redacted].

  29. Jdpz
    14 days, 5 hours ago

    when will you be able to build your squad for the new season?

  30. Jdpz
    14 days, 5 hours ago

    Where can I find information about previous fpl seasons? I want to know the best players from previous seasons, points, etc.