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Interview

FPL tips, advice and strategy from Members League winner Nathan Woollaston

If you managed to finish above our regular contributor Lateriser in Fantasy Premier League in 2019/20, then you would have had a very fine season indeed.

Only one FPL manager managed to do that in our Fantasy Football Scout Members league: Nathan Woollaston.



Nathan, who goes by the user name TheWoollyOnes on our site, finished 27th in the world last season in what was his fourth year as an FPL manager.

He has made big strides since posting a 1m+ overall rank in his debut campaign, ending 2018/19 just outside the top 10k.

First breaking into the top 1,000 in Gameweek 17 of the season just gone, Nathan then managed to crack the top 100 in Gameweek 33+ and was only 14 points off a top 10 finish.

We spoke to him this week to assess his superb season.


Scout: You’re a relative newbie at FPL but have improved dramatically in the four seasons you have been playing. Has your managerial style evolved over that time?

Nathan: Yeah, with the trajectory I’m on winning next season is inevitable! 

I didn’t have a clue my first season, it’s a steep learning curve for sure. Cutting out mistakes and learning patience. 


Scout: Did your strategy change the better your overall rank? For example, once you were in the top 1k, did you look to consolidate that position or push on?

Nathan: I got into the top 1k by Gameweek 17 and it was quite enjoyable! I knew I had more chips than most so just enjoyed it for a while and kept on keeping on. I was seeing the gap to the 10k mark was getting bigger and bigger so I could relax more and more.

But, I did feel a lot of pressure approaching and during the restart as I moved into the top 100. I did not want to go backwards having got there, and my approach did stiffen up quite dramatically – very, very stressful!


Scout: You only took four hits all season and none after the restart. Do you tend to preach patience with your FPL players?

Nathan: I would guess three or four of those were mini-Wildcards too. I am conservative, I guess, looking at that stat. I trust my picks. Too many times I see others making quick sideways transfers after only one or two weeks and I try to avoid sideways moves at all costs.

After the restart, when I was just outside the top 100, a minus four would have cost me about 25-40 places. It was a gamble I wasn’t going to take – and didn’t. The risk versus reward made no sense to me. The margins were so fine towards the end and I needed a ‘very good’ Gameweek score not to lose rank. I couldn’t afford minus fours that weren’t a near-certain thing. For example, I refused Christian Pulisic v Norwich (6), I stuck with Son Heung-min (8) and I didn’t change the balance of my squad.

Magnus Carlsen made some really big moves six weeks out and still managed to push on, which I think is very impressive. Selling Mohamed Salah was as far as I got I think. I didn’t turn the screw enough in hindsight but I wanted to stick to my slow-and-steady game and see how far I could go.


Scout: You have a relatively low-key presence on Twitter. Do you avoid social media and all the ‘noise’ that comes with it?

Nathan: FPL Rockstar was why I’ve returned to my Twitter account. It was a necessity – for better or worse. And I follow a few dozen key accounts. But there is far too much FPL noise! The FPL Twitter rabbit hole has far too many voices and parrots parroting and it certainly doesn’t need me as well. As for following the hivemind whims week to week, you could change your whole team every other week. I would want to win playing my game, not lose playing someone else’s – where’s the fun in that!  


Scout: How do you go about your captaincy picks? 23.31% of your points came from your captains, which was an even bigger percentage than the eventual FPL winner.

Nathan: I always have the ‘anytime scorer’ at any bookies in the back of my mind. Go with the most likely pick, coupled with an even weight of the most popular pick in the captaincy poll – from the players I already own, of course.

Gambling on a differential captain may work for a week or two, but over 38 weeks you will be found out. Go with the odds. I did bring Raheem Sterling in for Gameweek 34 to captain in Gameweek 35. A few friends thought it was ‘brave’ –  and he was very low in the polls at that time – but I thought he was the standout option. I went with the plan and was rewarded handsomely, effectively getting ahead of the game by a few weeks. But overall I have played the percentages.


Scout: How did you settle on your chip strategy this season? I notice you played three in a row (Bench Boost, Free Hit, Wildcard) in Gameweek 30+ to 32+.

Nathan: There was plenty of time to think in lockdown and I heard a throwaway comment on WGTA of that particular strategy. I latched onto it and the more I thought of it, my mind was made up. The extra week’s worth of data by playing Free Hit in Gameweek 31+, I thought, would be far more advantageous than any other permutation.


Scout: How much preparation did you do in pre-season and do you think it’s worth putting much effort in at that early stage given how much can change in the first few Gameweeks?

Nathan: I was very ‘Twitter template’ in the first few weeks. A solid foundation is very important and there should be no need to make any transfers in Gameweek 2, in my opinion. Using free transfers as a mini-Wildcard in Gameweek 3 is something I like. In the first six Gameweks especially, there are many changing team dynamics. A Gameweek 3 Wildcard can look terrible by Gameweek 5.


Scout: Who have been your best buys of the year?

Nathan: I’m most proud of my low-key picks, my enablers and getting on players early.

James Tarkowski in Gameweek 8 turned an average week into a good week. Patience with James Maddison until Gameweek 19 when many were flip-flopping to Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic, Adama Traore et al. James Ward-Prowse did well for me in Gameweeks 12-16, scoring 22 points – which doesn’t sound much but I was fighting other fires at the time and he ticked over nicely compared to his peers. Harvey Barnes for Gameweeks 28 and 29, too.

I tend to get players for three, four or five-week blocks, though. Sometimes they outstay their welcome but that approach has worked very well. Be patient and trust your choice. If you aren’t sure you probably shouldn’t have picked them in the first place, however.


Scout: Can you think of anything that went wrong and how you went about remedying it?

Nathan: I made the exact same mistake this season as I did last. I got rid of (and was immediately punished by) Raul Jimenez ahead of the Liverpool game, when he scored. I corrected it the week after next and he did well for me again for a number of weeks. I’m a Wolves season ticket holder and I’m very conscious that I’m overly harsh when looking at Wolves assets.

I also got Paul Pogba for his false-dawn return in Gameweeks 19 and 20. I got on far too early. I was badly punished last season when I didn’t have Pogba at all for his crazy scoring run; it’s the ‘fear of missing out’.

Generally, I do feel I’m good at moving away from players quickly and decisively when I need to though – and without being punished – which is the other side of a very important coin. 


Scout: You played double Liverpool defence for a big chunk of the season. Do you think you’d repeat that policy again next year?

Nathan: Yes, that was horrible wasn’t it? I was very prepared to die on my hill owning Andrew Robertson and Virgil van Dijk until Gameweek 9. I can’t put into words my contempt for Adrian. I’m a big subscriber to chaos theory though: I wouldn’t have ended up where I did if I’d made all the ‘right’ moves early on. Having said, that double defence/attack is a very strong sword – as long as it works.


Scout: You barely played five across the middle all season, at least until after the restart. What was your thinking there?

Nathan: It seemed the obvious move to me after the restart to move towards a five-man midfield. There was a wealth of midfield talent and unreliable and/or expensive forwards. A few weeks later everyone seemed to be talking about a ‘power five’ and I was already there.


Scout: The only Gameweek in which you didn’t own Kevin De Bruyne was on your Free Hit in Gameweek 31+. Did you effectively build a team around him and is he a must-own next season too, do you think?

Nathan: He was my first pick and I never considered dropping him. Watching him and not owning him is awful and sucks all the fun from the game. He is the best player and I want him to do well. I had loads of value tied up in him, sure, but I’m also very much in love with him. And that’s important too.


Scout: Would you define yourself as a stats-based manager or one who prefers the eye test – or a bit of both?

Nathan: I watch far too many live games, as my missus would confirm. I lived in Dubai until a few years ago and realised how watching 3pm games can tremendously help with FPL. You are gaining at least 20/25% more info than many rival managers in doing so. Far too many FPL players (and pundits) rely on bare stats or three-minute Match of the Day highlights packages – which do more harm than good most of the time. So eye test for me.

Stats can flag and signal but I would confirm with my own eyes. The only exceptions I can think of was the Teemu Pukki bandwagon (which I was late to in any case) and Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who I bought unseen, although he did quite well – at a no-brainer price – for a number of weeks.


Scout: How long have you been an FFS member? As an FFS user, which parts of the site have been of most use to you?

Nathan: Two seasons. I read the Members articles, I look around the tables, and, on occasion, check out the player data and Rate My Team, especially early season.

My main resources have been the Members Area, Reddit, Twitter (a few dozen accounts only), Fantasy Football Scout and Let’s Talk FPL videos, and the WGTA podcast on my 45-minute each-way commute. I’m able to digest and process ‘community info’ quite well in this time.


Scout: Which players have you got your eye on for 2020/21?

Nathan: Even though I didn’t own him at any time this season, Pulisic looks the real deal and should be value at, say, £8m-£10m? It might not matter the price, just start with him.

Son could be priced kindly and if he starts the season up the middle – where he should be – he could be a monster, as he’s so much better than his fellow Spurs midfielders.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka should have got so many more points for me the last six Gameweeks; I’m still sore about it. These three are likely in my Gameweek 1 squad.


Scout: Have you got any wider strategy advice as we approach the new season?

Nathan: Understand you can’t own everyone and there are no essentials. Just look at the top teams. When I was ranked 400th, I hadn’t owned Sadio Mane, Sergio Aguero, Danny Ings, Son Heung-min, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Jack Grealish or Todd Cantwell at any time, which many people found to be very strange indeed. There are many ways to skin a cat. Play your own game.

Choose your battles. FPL is a tough boxing match. It’s hard and you will have to take a few punches and you’ll probably get bloodied and likely even lose a few rounds but grind it out, stay consistent in your application and you’re far more likely to get to the result you want.

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703 Comments Post a Comment
  1. zeslinguer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Hi everyone, does anyone know where I might be able to find defensive stats/data for past Championship seasons? I want to look into what defensive statistics are good indicators for promoted players doing well. thanks

    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      If historic Championship league tables showing goals conceded is all you're after, I'd probably use Wikipedia.

  2. Little Red Lacazette
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Hello all.

    Who are the top 3 names you are keen at looking at from the promoted teams that might make your GW1 team?

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      The real egyptian king and Mitro

    2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Depends on prices, fixtures and transfers.

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Long shot Meslier, Ayling or Dallas. Probably none.

    4. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Thanks all.

    5. konzi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Most likely Matheus Pereira (WBA). Klich (LU) if the price is max 5m. I may consider Mitrovic (FUL) as a punt for the first few GWs if the price is right.

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

        I think Pereira will have to be a wait-and-see for me. He'll probably come in at minimum 6.0, and I'd want to be confident that WBA can actually score goals in the Prem before spending that.

    6. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Matheus Pereira
      Mitrovic
      Dallas

    7. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Probably a Leeds defender or GK. Possibly one of their mids if attractively priced.

      I expect there will be better 6.5 attacking options than Mitrovic from non-promoted sides, e.g. Wood, Adams, maybe even NEW/CRY/AVL will sign someone.

    8. MosF94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Fulham: Rodak, Mitrovic, Onomah (if 5.0) - WBA: Matheus Pereira, Ajayi - Leeds: Klich (if 5.0), Harrison (if 5.5), Bamford (if 5.5/6.0), Ayling, Dallas, Meslier (especially if 4.0)

  3. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Hang on, so are you basically saying being a fantasy football scout member gets 27th, whilst using the site without being a member gets 1st place?

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Hence the membership price rise. Makes sense....

    2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Lol

      1. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        guys let's be nice and support this site. By no means, the membership is no value.

  4. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    All over Twitter that we’ll have to start FPL 20/21 with the same players as we ended FPL 19/20 cause not enough time to reset the algorithms. Any truth in this? Makes sense....

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Fine by me

    2. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Hope David Silva makes a comeback

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Great stuff. I expect hauls from my Bournemouth, Norwich and Waftord players.

      Nah.

    4. Jealous Viper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Sounds ridiculous

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Yet when you think about it...

    5. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Fake news methinks.

    6. Gnu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Seriously, do/did you believe this?

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        How long have you been a member of this site?

        1. Gnu
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Too long.
          It did strike me as Jafs 'one serious post a month' post.

    7. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      A good manager sets up his team for every possibility. Serves you right if you own relegated players

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I don't. I was just pointing out the impossibility of the alleged rumour.

    8. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Ha ha. Good one. 🙂

  5. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Happy about the no 5 subs next season vote.

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Is that confirmed?

      1. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Yes. Kicked out 11 to 9.

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Who were the 9 teams in favor? Idiots

          1. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Chelsea, Brighton and Cityx7

      2. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Breaking news on BBC is that Ledley King has rejoined Spurs.

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Back to 18 in match day squad equally significant

        2. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          "Many clubs felt it was unfairly benefiting the major clubs." [BBC]

          Fair play. I was going to take advantage of it by getting cheapos like Greenwood, Foden and Nketiah. Back to the drawing board.

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

            Excellent, I'll hopefully be the only one here with Foden then!

    2. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      What about the pointless drink breaks? The babies can’t play for 22 minutes without a drink?
      The sweltering UK weather!

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Have you been back to the gym after three months doing nothing yet?

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Give us a clue - what was his previous, banned, identity?

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            I think Dribbles. What happened to him?

          2. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            I think Dribbles. What happened to him?

      2. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Lol I’m not dribbles, I’m irrelevant. I used this name all season

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Which name did you use last season?

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Good 🙂

    4. Hughes the Daddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Was a nonsense from the off. Hope they get rid of the tea parties too, they're beyond ridiculous.

  6. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    I enjoyed that interview with Nathan.

    1. Gingerman
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Yep, reckon most of us could do with a little more of the patience that man possesses.

  7. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Anyone knowledgeable about WH on?

    There are a few cheap looking alternatives in midfield but so many names in mix overall. Would you expect Moyes to start the season with much the same set up as he finished the last?

    Soucek I imagine will get a hefty price hike. Bowen is another I may be looking at if he's likely nailed - very decent goal scoring record previously - more likely for consistent returns perhaps?

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

      West Ham fan here. Bowen and Soucek absolutely nailed. I doubt Soucek will get a massive price hike. He'll be 5.5 tops and Bowen will be 6.5.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Yeh, I've got my eye on Soucek as a possible playing 5th midfielder if the price is right.

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Yep thinking about it 5.5 would be the limit for Soucek likely. Do you see Bowen as kicking on under Moyes in FPL terms? Someone who ticked over in that price bracket would be handy.

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

          Bowen was very important for us at the end of the season. He's 23 and will surely get better. Moyes has been saying he wants younger, hungrier players with scope to improve so he fits the bill.

    2. BoleynWin
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Soucek is as nailed as can be in that midfield along with Rice permitting he stays. Bowen has a really good run on the wing so I can see him starting most games, I can’t see his price being changed drastically so definitely one to consider. Barring that I would avoid other MF options

    3. Soto Ayam
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Yeah, I don't expect him to change anything attacking wise, maybe defensively. Soucek is popular here, and he'll be good if cheap, just don't expect him more than 8 or 9 goals a season. I think Bowen should do well now he's settled in a bit. I'd even consider Haller as an outside punt if he's in the sub 6 mil striker bracket. Sure West ham still rate him and will want to justify the almost 50 mil they paid for him. Seems to play better when had a strike partner in Antonio than on his own upfront. Good luck whoever you pick.

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      WHU were crap until they had a settled side at the end. Surely that side keeps playing. Bowen, Soucek, Antonio etc

  8. Gingerman
    1 month, 14 days ago

    I got involved with a fantasy league run by a regular member on here called Demi. Its come to dishing out the winnings time and he's suddenly gone very quite. He's a long time member here so really want to give him the benefit of the doubt, but this is dragging on a bit. Hopefully I've not been taken for a mug and there is a good reason for the silence. Any know this fella Demi? Cheers

      1. Gingerman
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Yep a few times, as I say he's gone very quite. I'm keeping faith as he's been around a while and it would seem odd for him to do a runner. I'll keep pestering. Thanks for the link.

    1. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      congrats for taking my money 😀 could not keep up, trying to go without Bruno & KDB in order to do so did not go well haha

      1. Gingerman
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Brave tactics there, desperate times and all that! Better luck on the next one and unless I can track down Demi looks like I'm out of pocket too.

        1. THE WERNER DELUSION
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          hmm I'm sure he will reply - should be quicker than that though really! Post here again in a few days if you've still not heard anything and I'll try to help

          1. Gingerman
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Yep it's odd, he's not posted on here for a fair old while either. Ill do like you said and keep my fingers crossed. Hope he's not spent it all on cocktails!

    2. Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I've forwarded this message on to him

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I'm in a situation where the weekly cash ML I've been with for years is run by a pub that's on the verge of going bankrupt due to the virus.
        How can I join an online cash ML? Do I just cough up the entrance fee via VISA card? How do I pick up winnings, and how do I have confidence that it's all above board?
        I'm not asking about this specific league altho' this does indicate the risks involved, I understand. But assuming a tiny degree of risk, how do I go about it?

        1. Geoff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Well to be totally honest I just avoid them. I've never been in a cash mini-league and I don't intend to be.

          That's partly because I want FPL to just be about FPL and not money/gambling, not because I don't trust people running them (I generally don't, with some exceptions).

          My official Fantasy Football Scout advice and my personal advice are pretty much in line - any online mini-league comes with some risk that the league falls apart or someone runs off with the money, as well as the obvious 'you might not win' statement.

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            I take your point. I only put in $2 per week in my present league, so it's no loss if someone did run off with it. But it adds considerable spice to a GW of matches if something is riding on it. Maybe just have to drink a bit more at the pub to keep it in business!

            1. Gingerman
              1 month, 13 days ago

              I like the fun of having a bit of money riding on fpl, I think it makes it better as long as you can keep it under control. It is gambling essentially but I prefer this than sticking a £2-5 accumulator on every week (what I used to do). But similar to you I don't have access to a money league with friends or locally so I decided to try one online. This comes with obvious risks as you don't know the people involved, but you can limit that with recommendations and going with some that has a track record, someone who's been on here a long time for example. It's worked out well for me this time but I was sweating a little at the end of the season. I found one just by keeping an eye on the posts on here so I guess its a case of getting more involved in the fpl community but there are bound to bit a lot of charlatans out there!

    3. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Demi is as sound as they come, hope he's ok

      1. Gingerman
        1 month, 13 days ago

        All good, he was having unrelated online issues. Panic over nothing in the end.

  9. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Getting ready for 2020/21
    We're currently carrying out essential updates to prepare for the 2020/21 Premier League season.
    This means that you can't login or create a new account at present. Please check back soon.

    Sorry for any inconvenience.

    Juuuuhuuuuu... Almost there

    1. Gringo Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Three more weeks and that's it

      1. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        this is from now from the fpl site

        1. Gringo Kid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I know, but they wont release it soon

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

      Two weeks.

    3. Gingerman
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Rubbing my hands.

  10. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has revealed young defender Eric Garcia has refused to extend his contract with the club.
    The 19-year-old ended the Premier League campaign as the first choice partner for Aymeric Laporte. [BBC]

    Shame that. Must be due to City signing Ake and hunting Koulibaly and seeing himself stuck in 4th in the pecking order.

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Not only did they nab him from Barcelona in the first place - he's a Catalan.

    2. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      the Pep effect

    3. Gingerman
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Shame if that's true, very promising talent. I Heard a rumour about one of the big Spanish clubs coming in for him.

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        He's going to Barca, no doubt about it.

    4. Azathoth
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Also the rumor that Barca want him,maybe is another factor.

      1. GreennRed
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        They're quite good apparently.

    5. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Looks like City are going to be very busy in this window.

  11. Only a Hazard of time
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Has there been any news on when the fixture list will be revealed? With the season starting in ~5 weeks we should have them by the end of next week, surely?

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

      21st Aug is the rumoured date.

  12. Siva Mohan
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Everton looking to sign £63 million Atletico Madrid player.

    According to le10sport, Everton are interested in bringing Atletico Madrid attacking midfielder Thomas Lemar to Goodison Park this summer.

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Not one goal or assist this season.

    2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      He was good on Never Mind the Buzzcocks

      1. GreennRed
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Gammy hair though.

  13. Rotation's Alter Ego
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Afternoon, new Community article for you

    Virg has been looking which teams / players have benefited or struggled since the season restarted, have a read 🙂

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/08/06/which-players-and-teams-flourished-during-project-restart/

    1. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      yes FPL Virgin! Elite FPL player

      1. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Interview Virg! #justiceforvirg

        1. THE WERNER DELUSION
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          agree, it's a travesty

  14. ritzyd
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Back to 3 subs is good news!

    1. The Sociologist
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Benches relevant again!

  15. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Still trawling through mid priced mids for my watchlist - now reached Southampton!

    Both JWP and Redmond were on my shortlist last year for a fixture turn. Neither really produced much. Is Armstrong the pick there?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      For me, yes Armstrong would go on my watchlist.
      Mount may no longer be mid-priced but how about Barnes and the rest of Leicester's midfield, Traore, Saint-Maximin, Bowen and Soucek?

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Dwight McNeill is up there atm if fixtures pan out. But that’s close to my list - I imagine Traore and Barnes will get a bit of a bump.

        If he didn’t play for Liverpool I think Henderson would be the pick at the cheap end!

        1. FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I think Dwight is going one way and we can expect good things from him, especially FPL

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Opting for a Burnley attacking asset feels odd but whenever I’ve seen him he’s looked class. Gut says he’s due a break out season

            Slightly surprised he’s still there tbh.

      2. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Armstrong is still a rotation risk though. I think I would prefer JWP for nailedness if he is not more than 0.5 higher (say 6.0 with Armstrong 5.5).

        I do like those your options although I don't think I have the stomach to own Traore, and we'll have to factor in any new signings at Leicester -- could be a lot of competition for places.

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Soucek prob more in the budget category actually.

          I'd be looking to own only one at most in that bracket and more likely none. I'm aiming to have 4 midfielders in the 8.5m+ brackets and one budget, so i'm fine with no exciting prospects in this category.

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Soucek possibly but only too easy to see WH going belly up again imo - few enough 3 pointers with cs anyway

            Looking for a range of options to cover fixture runs etc - types I can happily stick with for 5/6 games. Analysing last season I messed up by being too trigger happy on makeweights. No doubt got lucky but the ones I identified preseason worked out - it was the flavour of the months who cost me

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

              I think there also may be cheaper Wolves options than Traore. May be too risky to own in GW1, but Podence could be cheaper.

              I also wish Saka would remain an option, but not counting on it.

              There might also be a Sheff Utd option if they beef up their attack with new signings.

              1. pingissimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Podence I’ll need to check out - ty. Don’t know anything really

              2. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Most Wolves options will be cheaper than Traore, but he has the potential to rack up assists and a few goals. Podence has no PL form to put enough confidence in, for me.
                I was all for Saka until they decided to sign Willian.
                Sheff United - well you can count on Lundstram!

  16. Major League Shocker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Now that we know Pep will be limited to 3 subs per match, what do you think will be your approach to owning Man City players if they don't start with a BGW?

    Triple attack? Two attackers and a defender? Or no triple-up at the start, just two attackers or one attacker and one defender?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Was going with Foden if 5 subs were permitted. Now I think just Kev. Outside chance of Ederson if I have the cash (unlikely though)

    2. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Same as every other team, depends on prices and fixtures.

    3. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      KDB, Sterling, maybe Ake/Laporte

    4. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      One of kdb/sterling and one of laporte/ederson prices depending

    5. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      If Sterling is cheaper than Kevin then I may go Sterling tbf.

      1. Herman Toothrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        KDB 12.0
        Sterling 11.5

    6. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      ".... Now that we know Pep will be limited to 3 subs per match ...". Link/source?

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

          Thanks.

    7. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Interesting range of answers. I'll probably go 2 attackers and a defender if I like their fixtures.

    8. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Just KDB probably

    9. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      KDB only, but it depends on prices

    10. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Looking at Kun as much as KdB - could be a really significant price difference there. Not for the long haul. But a great asset for a fixture run

      The rub with KdB is a really good fixture doesn’t make him a necessarily better asset - the haul could be against Liverpool or Fulham.

    11. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Laporte & KDB locked in

      Not sure I'd get a third at this point - but Sterling & Kun are both more than capable of punishing the decision to swerve them

  17. GreennRed
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    https://www.goal.com/en-au/news/real-madrid-backed-to-cause-champions-league-shock-against/97m4j3uds1op11kfszew3810b

    Real putting City out of the Champions League is classed as a 'shock'. Where d o they find sports journakists these days?

    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Would you not say Man C are reasonably clear favourites to progress?

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I don't think they are. Real finished their season strongly and stopped more recently than the PL. 50/50 in my book.

      2. GreennRed
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        No. Very little motivation or momentum in restart. Poor defence. No Aguero. Arguably Ederson and De Bruyne the only big game players there.

        Euro savvy Real are in better conditioning after scrapping to win Spanish league. They were very poor on first leg and City's home advantage is gone.

      3. Annie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        yes, comfortable win.

      4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Yes Man City are clear favourites here - from a betting perspective that allows any type of Man City win, and any type of draw - its not rocket science & the odds are in City's favour as a result

        Having said that, getting more than 3/1 on Madrid to win any match is probably reasonable value as anything can happen in a once off match

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Second place to headline I saw today saying “Palace forward not ready for Bayern or RM”!!!

    3. ringwraith
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      All valid points here. Madrid is Euro Savvy as are most European continent teams. But, they have also had a layoff. City should just be getting their much needed rest from a pretty brutal schedule. Healing up a little. It is not imperative that City have Aguero. They will be emerging from the tunnel looking sprite and hungry. They will be ready to go and Madrid will be sluggish.

  18. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    3 subs confirmed. Pep is furious. FPL managers are happy.

  19. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Really hate Manchester United's transfer negotiation strategy

    1. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      They'll get Sancho done in my opinion. This whole narrative that they won't be bullied into paying the asking price is hilarious considering it was only a year ago when they were bullied into breaking the world record defender fee to get Harry Maguire and bullied into paying 50m+ for AWB.

      1. fclackless [Brazil Nuts]
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        utd the ones trying to do the bullying with the help of some sympathetic press but as you say they'll fold and pay full price ultimately

      2. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I know and it annoys me Woodward tries to do that for players the teams don't want to sell. It just makes us look bad when u sign them on deadline day

      3. UnitedFan
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        This.

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Let's be honest. With teams losing massive income due to the current scenario, paying a whackload, most of the fee upfront and having a massive 5 year fixed contract for a young player probably giving them the jitters.

  20. Berbs
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Jonjo Shelvey had a higher PPM than Ismaila Sarr, Mason Mount, Harvey Barnes, ASM, Adama Traore

    😯

    1. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      shhh Berbs, he's my secret weapon

      1. Berbs
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Sorry!

        1. THE WERNER DELUSION
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          😀 I have this weird hope of Ritchie getting injured and Jonjo taking pens - they only got 1 last year though, need more diving from ASM

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Yep spotted that myself - also noted the name a couple of pips below him who also missed a stack of matches. Which has the higher ceiling if they put in a full season?

      Jonjo has never approached a 162 point season

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Everyone laughed at me when I said I would bring him in after the break. Worked out alright, although he was mainly bench fodder

  21. Berbs
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Liverpool have bid £10m for Norwich left back Jamal Lewis

    via James Pearce, Tier 1

    If it goes through, Robbo definitely gets more rests next season than he did this season

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Good enough backup at that price IMO.

      1. Berbs
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Yes, it would be a good deal. Let's see if Norwich accept.

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          They will need money...

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      2019 - Harvey Elliot
      2018 - Shaq
      2017 - Robbo
      2016 - Wijnaldum

      The progression continues. One comparative deadbeat but decent moneyballing strategy - picking on fire sale opportunities.

      1. Berbs
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Look forward to signing a Palace player next season then.. lol only joking 😉

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          🙁

          Tyrick Mitchell might be ready by 2022.

    3. UnitedFan
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Decent bit of business if you get him.

      1. Berbs
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Wasn't getting him anyway but would definitely put me off Robertson

    4. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Do you think he will get good game time? Or is he literally just a back up?

      1. Berbs
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Literally a back up to begin with. But I think 5 or so eventual starts isn't too far fetched.

        1. Bun Rab L3D2
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Cheers. Just wondered if he would take Robertsons games against the so called "smaller teams".

          1. Berbs
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Potentially. Klopp likes signings to bed in first few months so I'd imagine Robertson is almost 100% safe for starts until Xmas

    5. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      The interesting aspect to the Jamal Lewis > LIV move is that NOR also want LIV prospect wingback Yasser Larouci in return. I've seen Larouci play - imho he's got tremendous potential.

  22. Bun Rab L3D2
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Rangers team news

    McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Helander, Barisic, Davis, Jack, Aribo, Barker, Morelos, Kent

    Subs: Firth, Edmundson, Hagi, Jones, Stewart, McCrorie, Barjonas, Arfield, Mayo, Patterson

    Leverkusen team news

    Hradecky, Lars Bender, Tapsoba, Sven Bender, Sinkgraven, Aranguiz, Palacios, Wirtz, HAVERTZ, Diaby, Volland

    Subs: Ozcan, Lomb, Tah, Dragovic, Bailey, Alario, Baumgartlinger, Wendell, Stanilewicz

    For those wanting to see what Kai Havertz has and for Chelsea fans obv.

    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Hopefully he isn't on the end of a Morelos two-footer.

  23. JammySprat
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Looking forward to my third proper season:
    2018/19 - 25k
    2019/20 - 7k
    2020/21 - 1st? :p

    1. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Link?

  24. Rotation's Alter Ego
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Two in two hours!

    Another Community Article for you, this one is RL's annual look at the promoted teams and how they tend to do in their first season. Would also be good to hear how you think what these teams should do to survive, because personally I think they'll be in a tough fight!

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/08/06/newly-promoted-teams-2010-2020/

  25. Berbs
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Seems like it's Liverpool transfer news day

    Paul Joyce, Tier 1

    - If Wijnaldum leaves, Thiago becomes likely
    - Liverpool monitoring Ismaila Sarr

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Can't we have both wijnaldum and thiago ffs

      1. Berbs
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Sell to buy

        I imagine Wijnaldum sale can fund Thiago, Shaq+Wilson sales can fund Sarr.

        1. Hy liverpool
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          So we are going to keep origi ? , just heard origi wilson karius and shaq are going to leave according to paul joyce

          1. Berbs
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            I don't know. There's only so much you change in one summer. I'm not a fan of Origi and what he offers, but there's bigger holes to be sorted.

    2. Naby K8a
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Any word on a new CB?

      1. Berbs
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Nothing concrete from tier 1 people like Joyce, Reddy etc. Only seen tentative interest in White and Kabak but not sure how serious ?

  26. FALSE PROFIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    I heard today a guy who has won FPL; a guy from China, actually never watched a match throughout the season. For me, who is an eye test junkie, I find it amazing. iI would love to know how much social media he took in or was it purely stats. can anyone tell me?

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

      "... I heard today a guy who has won FPL; a guy from China ...". What year?

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        They said "about 4 years ago" Not checked it out. i have no reason to disbelieve them. i always download a pod and listen in my car on the way home from work. I think it was "FPL mate"

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Thats real. The biggest hinderance to winning is internal biases. Look at this article, the belief that Wolves are crap hindered the guy who finished 27th.

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        This for sure.

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Remember listening to Meet the manager Simon March interview and he barely watched a game iirc when he won as he was abroad - went almost entirely by stats.

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        It seems possible to be clear. As I said when you replied to me about Dwight, I could NEVER play this game without watching the game. As an ex pro (with limited skills I may add) the game is my social love. FPL is something on the side; it gives me an added interest when one of my FPL assets are playing. But the game is what I really enjoy. A La Dwight McNeil, I know he can be special. I know Greenwood is special. I knew Gazza was special and many others, way before some realized it. I get a great thrill about that and I tend to pick those players in FPL if I see them. My next is Williams at ManU if he holds onto his place, Holgate if he plays for a proper team and Brooks if he moves on too. Stats help but eye test is everything for me.

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Just listened to that interview again. He saw just 2 matches all season and no highlights - just made him more objective and helped him avoid players he liked 🙂

          1. FALSE PROFIT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Nobody can argue his way for sure. I can avoid listing to people for sure, but as i said above, I enjoy football too much

    4. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Every year the winner would have had a vastly different method/strategy. All it shows is there are many different ways to play and win.

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        No argument. I just cannot understand how people get into this game without watching the beautiful game,

        1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Does seem a bit weird, but each to their own I guess 🙂

        2. Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Simple, the fella hacked all other accounts and won...........

          1. FALSE PROFIT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            I will give that a smile; considering.

  27. Old Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Been out all day - just seen that the PL clubs have voted to return to the three subs only rule. Better for the minnows I suppose. For us it means a return to more likely autosubs or, in my case, my dropped (or Pepped) player came off the bench anyway for his 1 pointer.

    1. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Good news for FPL. A bit more structure and reliability with line ups and timing of subs.

    2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      PL clubs were never going to vote it in as it didn't benefit most of them. Clubs shouldn't vote on things like this - it should be up to the PL to tell them the rules.

      1. Hedge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        The PL is the 20 clubs. Each club is a shareholder and has 1 vote on all decisions. There is no corporate structure separate from the clubs themselves

        1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Yep - that's the structure I don't think should be in place!

        2. FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I tend to agree. I thought the 5 sub rule was an ideal opportunity for young players to get gametime.

    3. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Yeah. Not enjoyed 1 pointers. However, kids got a chance to play a bit more.

  28. Berbs
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Probably mentioned before but FPL asking to update your details when logging in

    1. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      You can also connect your social media accounts to your FPL account to prevent log in issues etc

    2. Hedge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Yeh, I got excited as that's what it normally does when the game relaunches but looks like we're not there yet

      1. Berbs
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Once fixtures released it'll go live a few days after at the latest imo

        1. Hedge
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Yeh probably true. Reckon they'll do the price reveals on twitter in the build up on the day like they did last year

  29. Nimby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    All that time updating and it all looks the same! Boo!

    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Sounds like the missus after spending £150 on a haircut

  30. Gazza2000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    After all those years decided to get myself a membership but wow, what a lot of info and stats to look into.
    No idea where to start but looked into some stats tables and there is a lot of info to gather.

    Raised some questions as well and hope someone can help with this.

    Any change you can save some public stats tables as your own stats table ?
    And any advice on which stats tables are most useful to start with ?

    Cheers

    1. Hedge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Sort the public stats tables by votes and you get the most popular ones, they're a good place to start.

      1. Gazza2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Thanks, goals imminent is a populair one isn't it 🙂

        1. Hedge
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Helps when it's gets advertised on every FFS video 😀

    2. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      It depends on what you're looking for. For attackers, touches/shots in the box, xG. Defenders, CBI, Crosses, mins per chance created, touches in opposition half (I like my defenders to attack!).

      Also the comparison tool is great for deciding between team mates i.e. Bardsley/Pieters etc

      1. Gazza2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Cheers, just going through the tables now.
        No change of saving public tables as "favorites" is it ?

        1. FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          If you get xG you should be on a ventilator. So foreign to me.

        2. Bun Rab L3D2
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Not that i know off but you can build your own table with the same stats/info if you like. Adding or subtracting any you do/don't want.

          1. FALSE PROFIT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            We all have something we do I suppose. When i make a transfer I box both the in and out player for 6 matches and see who wins. The problem is it makes you want to take hits all the time. I like the expression "taking a hit" because it is close to drug addiction.

            1. Bun Rab L3D2
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Looking back i took six 'hits' over the season. I thinki thats acceptable. I'm normally prestty adverse to them until the last few weeks. I don't think i've seen any stats that make me think anyone is worth a 4pt hit, but mainly because when I do take a hit I tend to have a bad GW.

              1. FALSE PROFIT
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                What looking 6 weeks forward does for me is it stops me taking a hit if I cannot profit from it. I never look at 1 game forward and say I am happy if I profit from the hit. And visa versa. I took 64 points in knocks which is a season low for me. Not saying I am a great player but hits can help SOMETIMES.