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Pro Pundits team up for exciting new podcast ‘The FPL Wire’

Ahead of the 2020/21 Fantasy Premier League season, we have added another podcast to our rapidly growing Scout Network.

Powered by DreamSetGo, Lateriser12 (three top 200 finishes), Zophar666 (seven top 10k finishes) and BigManBakar (came fourth in 2014/15) have teamed up to bring you ‘The FPL Wire’.

These experienced managers, who have loved this game for years, will be discussing FPL every Tuesday, hoping to give you all the insight, information and banter you need to make your big decisions.

All the three FPL managers featured on this podcast have very contrasting managerial styles. So we hope these personality differences lead to engaging debate, each of us analysing from three different vantage points.

Every week, they will be discussing a Hot Topic as well as an in-depth look into two to three Premier League teams. The FPL Wire’s pre-Season podcast debuted last week, where the trio discussed the top four teams, the promoted clubs and three other Fantasy-relevant sides in great detail.

In the second episode, they will be taking an in-depth look at how to tackle Blank Gameweek 1, Wildcards, Going with Mohamed Salah (£12.0m) as well as discussing Kai Havertz (£8.5m), Everton, Leicester City and Newcastle United. 

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763 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Whatever100
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    So plan is to get martial in for 2nd week (like most) so need placeholder for first week. Initially on Ings but now thinking for one week only Firmino could do ok.

    Any better suggestions up to 9 million?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Ings or Antonio for mine

    2. XX SMICER XX
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Differential that could pay off. Worrying lack of goals at Anfield last year

    3. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Ings seems a much better option than Firmino imo

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Werner.

      1. Whatever100
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Werner my other striker.

  2. XX SMICER XX
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Thoughts on the below?

    Ryan
    BDavies Egan Robertson
    Salah (C) Zaha Soucek Son Aubameyang
    Mitrovic Vardy

    Walton Mitchell Lascelles Brewster

    0.5M ITB

  3. Deulofail
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Improve this GW1 Only team. 0.0ITB

    McCarthy
    TAA Holding VVD Tierney Robertson
    Soucek Auba(c)
    Antonio Vardy Ings

    Ryan | Barnes, ASM, Armstrong

    GW1 BB
    GW2 WC

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      How many changes are you expected to make on WC? Might be a bit early to throw it away

      1. Deulofail
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        6-14. I don't know yet 😀 I will likely fill with 5-6 Manchester players

    2. XX SMICER XX
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Not sure Holding starts (was previously linked with a loan move to Newcastle)

      1. Deulofail
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Loan move to get playing time, right? So stands to reason that Arteta wants him to have playing time! I think the plans were cancelled in part due to Luiz' injury, so there's an extra space available on day 1, and Holding has been relied upon in recent times - and actually performed. Too early for Gabriel. I think Holding is the first CB on the team sheet for GW1, then Saliba. Who else?

    3. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Tierney to Egan and Ryan to Leno or something maybe? not bad either way

      1. Deulofail
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Martinez though?

        1. THE WERNER DELUSION
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          yeah probably a bad idea - unless Martinez transfer talk ramps up significantly - another 5.0 keeper though? Ryan feels like a 1-pointer to me

          1. Deulofail
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Yeah, Ryan the lamest pick in the team for sure, but I can allow that for a GK I think. If I go for a CS, it's too easy to be disappointed and also get no save points. Something to consider though, thanks

            1. THE WERNER DELUSION
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              yeah true, also a mega hedge vs double-Chelsea teams so could work a charm if he does get one

    4. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Looks good. Similar to mine w/o the BB

      McC
      TAA | Robbo | VVD | Tierney | Saiss
      PEA | Bowen
      Vardy | Werner | Ings

      1. AuFeld
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I thought Soucek was out?

  4. danlynch13
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    A) Wilson + Armstrong
    B) Adams + ASM

  5. jamie1972
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Nketiah an option? Not seen him in many (if any) teams...

    1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yes but not nailed

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Not for me. Much prefer Bats or Mitro at 6.0

      1. jamie1972
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I can just about nick the 0.5 for Wilson but it means two 4.5's and a 4.0 in defence, not ideal....

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I’ve got x3 4.5s and a 4.0 in defence... not really interested in upgrading as I’m finding decent value in the cheap defenders. Not much at 5.0 or 5.5 interests me. Much rather spread funds up in mid and attack this year

  6. THE WERNER DELUSION
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    I'm going with cheap strikers, because there are a few I like - but just to remind all you non-cheapos:

    Vardy bloody loves scoring against WBA 😀

    1. ivantys
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Shhh don't increase the vardy ownership

      • Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Don’t want old man Vardy. Will have no service from a depleted Leicester side.

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Looks ok?
      Have 0.5 ITB to do Ings to Martial in GW2.
      Planning Salah/ Auba to KDB in GW3 to potentially get another 0.5 in order to upgrade elsewhere if needed.

      Ramsdale
      TAA KWP Viangre/ Justin (based on news) Mitchell
      Auba Salah Son ASM
      Werner Ings

      Steer Taylor Bissouma Brewster

      Thanks a lot!

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A) Alli, Adams, Soucek
      B) Son, ASM, Brewster

      The last pick is the 8th attacker so doesn't have to play.

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        A. Like the 6.0 striker spot but don’t like Adams

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I prefer Adams to Mitro. I actually really like Adams which is why I dug up this option. His stats were very impressive end of last season.

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Definitely a more exciting prospect than Mitro but minutes are the main concern for me. I like Bats if he goes to Palace...

      2. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        N

    4. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Do we think Bats starts gw1 for palace?

      1. THE WERNER DELUSION
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        doubt it

    5. PinguPingu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Hi

    6. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Bats loan seals the deal for 343 I think 😀

      4.5 (Steer)
      TAA VVD Boly Mitchell (Douglas)
      Mane Auba Son Alli (Bissouma)
      Wilson Mitro (Batshuayi)

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        x3 6 million attackers? Yikes... I need variety in my price points so don’t really like it

        1. THE WERNER DELUSION
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          like Adams and Wood too, chance there are a couple more - would have expected all 3 to be 0.5 more than they are, all of them have good fixtures - no brainer imo

    7. radawson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Nowhere near knowledgeable enough about West Ham and didn't see him play last season....

      What makes Soucek worth more than the likes of Bissouma and other 4.5m mids? Does he play move advanced? On set pieces? Why all the hype?

      1. AuFeld
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Scores on set pieces. Two goals after the restart.

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        He’s like Fellaini in his days at everton...

    8. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Any Fulham supporters or someone who knows which 4.5 mid is likely to play in every game?
      Reed Lemina ???

      1. ivantys
          1 month, 11 days ago

          probably just reed

      2. BNMC
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Would we consider Digne overpriced?
        Unlike the CBs and RB, he has no competition for his place...

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Off set pieces likely now. Think he’s a tad overpriced because of that

          1. BNMC
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Are any of their 5.0s nailed on starters?

        2. AuFeld
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I think he's overpriced as-is. Should be 5.5m imo. If Rodriguez has all of the set pieces and corners, then Digne is really overpriced.

      3. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Anyone else going with Maitland Niles instead of Davies/Dier for the first 2 gws?
        Then get spurs def

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Not worth it, would rather have a Spurs defender from the start

        2. THE WERNER DELUSION
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          with the Luiz injury (and the fact it's Fulham) a 4atb isn't out of the question - if he does that then I don't think AMN plays

      4. Glory Punter
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Non-Template Team:

        Ramsdale
        TAA Davies Justin Holding
        Auba Salah(c) Mount*
        Werner Ings* Wilson

        Bench : Steer, Bissouma, Mitchell, Gordon

        1m in the bank.

        Ings and Mount become Martial and James Rodriguez in GW2.

        Thoughts?

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Just because you have Mount and Holding makes it non-template?

      5. The King Wilson return
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Any one here in a differential players only league?

        1. farmerfat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Its against the rules to have more than one team

      6. Napster03
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Is Stevens worth the 0.5 over Egan? More likely to get attacking returns?

      7. willos_wanderers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Thoughts on this no-Salah team?

        Ramsdale
        TAA - Robbo - Davies - Saiss - Justin
        Auba (c) - Son - Soucek
        Werner - Adams

        Nyland - Romeu - ASM - Martial

        1.5 ITB to allow me to move Son to Bruno for GW2

      8. sergioaguero67
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Can Greenwood start from GW2 after his and Foden's hotel bust up?
        Or there will be restrictions?
        Please help.

      9. MOZIL
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        whos the most nailed Chelsea defender?