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  1. Googlepantsman
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Opinions on my GW1 line up please

    McCarthy
    Saliba- Doherty- VVD
    Pereira- Salah- Auba- Saka- Eze
    Ings - Vardy

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Like it, it’s different

    2. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Needs a bench desperately

    3. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Saliba, Pereira, Saka and Eze all too punty for me.

      I'd personally just keep Saka and look at other options for the remaining 3.

  2. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Morning

    Anyone considering Dallas or Ayling for one of your rotating 4.5 defs? (Obviously not for GW1).

    1. Googlepantsman
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I’ve gone for Dallas buy Ayling also looks good. Think you’ll do ok with either

    2. RichRover
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Ayling for me, probably rotate with a Brighton lad

    3. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Yes, I'm currently on him - his stats look the better of the two.

    4. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      (Dallas)

  3. Red Red Robins
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Whats peoples thoughts on Foden?
    Value at 6.5, but wont be starting week in week out, means i could put McNeil in at 6.0 and save 0.5.
    Thoughts?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Needs a solid couple of bench options but could provide immense value. He’s in my GW2 WC

      1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        How’s your GW2 wildcard shaping up Miguel?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          McCarthy 4.0
          TAA Laporte Boly Vinagre 4.0
          KDB Bruno Greenwood Foden Soucek
          Werner Martial 4.5

          Something like that

          1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Literally nearly identical to mine, but I’m rotating captaincy between KDB and martial.

            Ive got Armstrong over greenwood and then use the spare 3m on upgrading bolt and vinagre to Robertson and Doherty.

            I’m not BBing GW1 anymore, couldn’t get happy with my team unfortunately. Did it last year though and it was great fun, best of luck!

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      If he starts every other game then he'll be a bargain. Just make sure you have a decent sub.

    3. Red Red Robins
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Thanks both of you, im more thinking of him coming on for 1pt cameos, making ym sub redundant. Where as constant games by McNeil could prove more.
      I agree is worth it, but those cameos would be soooooooooo frustrating, plus B Silva seems to be the one to replace D Silva more

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        At the end of the season I would expect Foden to outscore McNeil and by some too.

        1. Red Red Robins
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 19 days ago

          McNeil was ok before injury, was out for a long time too and still had good points, granted 16 of those were clean sheets
          But for 0.5 more i think youre right, the problem is me now having a good sub just in case haha

    4. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Well at least the three subs rule has been maintained, so it lessens (slightly) the chance of a cameo. Very much on the list of possibles. I like McNeil too - could be an excellent choice after GW2

      1. Red Red Robins
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Good point mate, i noticed that yesterday but not gave it a second thought

    5. KujaliaFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      My current plan is to get him in in GW3.

      His price rise will probably foil my plan, but that's my plan.

      I think that he will get a lot more minutes this term.

      1. Red Red Robins
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Agree, but if he does i dont think it would be in place of Mahrez like last season. Unsure but ive got no other players in that bracket so may have too

  4. JurgenRodgers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Preferred option

    (A) Doherty Barnes Adams

    (B) Davies ASM Ings

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Narrowly B I think.

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      that is like a choice between kissing your grannie or your great aunt 😉

      B

      1. JurgenRodgers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Lol, great analogy

    3. Nightrain_
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Doherty ASM Ings if you can

  5. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Latest draft. Keep Greenwood on the bench or get in Alli instead and bench Mitchell? Thoughts appreciated.

    ryan
    taa kwp justin mitchell
    salah auba jwp soucek
    vardy werner

    button taylor greenwood davis

    1. KujaliaFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I like the Greewood on the bench option.

      That's what I've done (although I also have Alli in my squad).

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I don't personally like benching players with significant value, especially at the start of the season when budget is tight.

      I'd go with the Alli option.

    3. Nightrain_
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Definitely drop Greenwood

  6. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Anyone thinking Chelsea might struggle away to Brighton?

    I just don’t know who’s actually going to make it on the pitch - lamps has to bring some of the players in slowly

    Havertz won’t start imo - needs longer with the team

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      o/

    2. KujaliaFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Chelsea has a lot of depth.

      They should do fine without Pulisic and Ziyech.

      1. Red Red Robins
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Is Ziyech out?

        1. KujaliaFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          No. He was flagged yellow the last time I checked.

          He's a slight injury concern.

          1. Red Red Robins
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Yeah seen that, i thought hed be fine but im seeing him out of a lot of RMTs so not sure now. Alli the same price so tempted to ditch him and see how he goes

    3. King Kohli
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Quite the opposite imo.
      Brighton love to play out from the back and with Chelsea's high press, I can see them scoring 2 or 3.

    4. Nightrain_
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I don't think so and on the contrary, Brighton might be in trouble to handle Chelsea attack

      Last season, Chelsea manage to score 10 goals in their last 5 away games so they have average of 2 goals. I think Chelsea gonna win 2-0

  7. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Anyone taking a punt on Martinez ?

    1. KujaliaFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Too uncertain for my blood.

      1. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        He started the CS game ahead of lenio?

        1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Mainly due to FA Cup.

          1. KujaliaFC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            This.

            Arteta specifically said that Martinez played the CS because he gave the Arsenal the FA Cup.

            As good as Martinez has been, people have forgotten how good Leno was.

            I'm not saying Martinez won't start in the prem. They will share the 4 competitions, though.

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Not unless Arteta explicitly says he starts. I currently have Leno for GW1 so may need to swap him if it is still unclear.

    3. Nightrain_
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Leno should be ahead, better pick another GK cause you probably have non-playing GK as backup

    4. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Avoid Leno/Martinez unless concrete news is given - not worth the risk and plenty of other nailed keepers to choose from.

    5. Live Lad
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I'm thinking about having both Leno AND Martinez. Arsenal defense has improved but not too strong. That means save points as well. I can downgrade Martinez once Leno starts games.

      1. KujaliaFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        That's an expensive keeper pair.

        Mine costs 8.5.

  8. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Anywhere we can watch last nights black box?

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Cheers TM

  9. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Surprised more people aren't punting on Rodrigo. Big upside potential and easy switch to another cheap forward if he flops.

    1. Googlepantsman
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I’m tempted. It’s not often new strikers to the prem get off to a flyer though

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I think part of the problem is that a lot of people can't see past the first game week.

      If Leeds had Fulham at home in GW1 instead of GW2, he'd be more highly picked.

  10. Googlepantsman
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Thoughts on Lallana being a star at BHA?

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Past his best.

  11. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Ryan
    TAA Dier Vinagre KWP
    Salah Auba Son
    Ings Mitrovic Antonio
    - Greenwood Mitchell Stephens

    How is this looking?
    - Salah to Bruno GW2

    1. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      - Antonio to DCL GW2

  12. Kakashi Of The Leaf
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    McCarthy
    Doherty Digne Tierney Vinagre Justin
    Salah Auba Alli Armstrong 4.5
    Werner Ings 4.5

    Did Punt on the defence without TAA. But lets see how it goes. Doherty Digne and Tierney Do have a lots of attacking potential in them

    0.5 ITB for Possibly Alli>Greenwood
    OR Ings> Martial

    Thoughts??

  13. Nigawan
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Hi guys, kindly RMT.. not sure who should put in place for (4.0 ferguson).

    a)Any decent option for 4.5 DEF?
    b)what about brewster?

    Steer-McCarthy
    Mitchell-TAA-KWP-Vinagre-******
    Auba-Salah-Son-ASM-Soucek
    Werner-Mitrović-Brewster

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      352 with KWP, Vinagre, ASM, Soucek & Mitro starting every single week ? ... mmm ...

      Downgrade ASM and/or Soucek and get some decent starting defenders in a 442 or 532?

      1. Nigawan
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        is bellerin a good pick ? i still have 3.5 itb to play around in GW2. with fernandes/KDB in the mix.

        most likely go for

        McCarthy
        TAA-Bellerin-Vinagre-
        KDB-Fernades-Auba/Salah-ASM-Soucek
        Werner-Mitrović

        1. KujaliaFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          No. He has a lot of competition at right back. Cedric and AMN can both play there.

        2. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          no

          1. Nigawan
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            any good recommendation for 4.5 def,4.5 mid and 4.5 striker? haha

  14. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Football Index has been relatively easy to make money from so far because volumes have been increasing rapidly. As long as volumes keep going up quickly then a sizeable minority will make a profit (even if small like 5%) and most will only lose a little money at worst. But as soon as volumes start to increase at a lower rate, that is when it will become hard to profit.

    1. Marmalade Forest
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I think it’s important to highlight that it’s a gambling tool.

      “Making money” from it means someone loses.

      All these big boys on Twitter showing off ££££ means other people have lost ££££.

      1. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        It is gambling. But it isn't traditional gambling where you put a stake down, if it comes in you get your profit and stake back and if it doesn't come in you lose your stake.

        The difference, IMO, is that, early on, it is a little like a pyramid scheme. The early adopters would have made a good returns because they got in with low stakes and as volumes (numbers) went up, everything went up so they were making money regardless (even after commissions / spread). Those early adopters were basically making money from the sheer amount of new money being poured into the market (and we may be in the early adoption stage now if volumes are rising rapidly, but I don't know)

        As those volumes stop growing as rapidly it becomes harder to make money as then you are basically in the close-to-zero-sum game where if you win, someone loses because it becomes about the trade rather than just more money being poured into the market.

        1. Marmalade Forest
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          It is a zero sum game.
          Less even once FI take their commission.

  15. CroatianHammer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Lundstram scores... It's back on baby!

  16. Rahul Tibrewala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 18 days ago

    RMT

    RAMSDALE

    VINAGRE DIER TAA

    ARMSTRONG SALAH AUBAMEYANG SOUCEK ALLI

    INGS ADAMS WERNER

    WITH 0.5 IN THE BANK FOR INGS TO MARTIAL

    BENCH :- BUTTON BRUNO FERNANDES TAYLOR MITCHELL

    1. Rahul Tibrewala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 18 days ago

      SORRY NO SALAH IN THE TEAM

    2. Top Mark.S
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      TEAM SUCKS