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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. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    What team would suffer the most?

    A. Man Utd without Bruno
    B. Liverpool without VVD
    C. City without KDB

    For me it's BAC

    1. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      BAC

      The comparison is not correct though.
      Every team will suffer without their Leading CB more than they will from a AM

    2. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Not Man Utd

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

      City won the league with KDB injured vast majority of the season so probably not C.

  2. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Ramsdale or Ryan?

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Ramsdale

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 13 days ago

      rams probably gets more points than the 4.5's this season however I think people forget you can change your keeper at your first WC

    3. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Ryan and a Sheff Utd 5.0 for me. Would rather do a defender swap at a good price point if they look shaky than a keeper one.

  3. davies
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    A) Auba (c)

    B) Salah (c)

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      B

    2. The Mantis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      A for me

    3. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      A

    4. Soto Ayam
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      A

  4. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    I think I’m close...thoughts on A or B

    McCarthy (4.0)
    TAA, Davies, Saliba, Justin (Mitchell)
    Salah, Auba, Son, ASM (Bissouma)
    Werner, X, X

    A) Adams & Mitrovic (3-4-3), bench Justin, leaves 1.5 ITB to do Son -> Fernandes
    B) Ings & Davies (4-4-2), play Justin, leaves 0.5 ITN to do Son -> Rashford

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      You're gonna force Son out? I don't like it for that reason. Would rather do Werner > Martial than Son out in truth. Son has better fixtures and is a proven mid.

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Other option is B but instead using the 0.5 to do Ings -> Martial

        Do you like that?

    2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      B with Ings -> Martial

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Do you like the team overall?

        1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Yes, have almost the same team lol

    3. Soto Ayam
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      B,

  5. Fernandito
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    A. Kane and Werner
    B. Son and Puli/Havertz

    1. The Mantis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      A is safer option, but I do like the idea of Pulisic

      1. moz_1983
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        A. I'm surprised by the lack of Kane in people's team this season (though I understand why many would prefer Son).

    2. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      A is 20million
      B is 17.5million

      Not a correct comparison

      1. Sanchit
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        The other 2.5 million does matter

        It can help you go from 4.5 Def to Robbo
        Or Mitro to Ings

    3. Fernandito
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I know, B allows further investment in the rest of the team. Currently on A anyway

  6. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    McCarthy (Nyland)
    TAA Justin Vinagre (Mitchell, Bernardo)
    Salah Auba Rodriguez Ziyech (Stephens)
    Ings Jimi Mitro
    1.5 itb so please suggest who should I upgrade with 1.5
    1. Ings to Werner
    2. Vinagre/Justin to Doherty
    3. Anything else

    1. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      4. Rodriguez to son

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Ziyech > Havertz
      Jimi > Werner.

      1. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Sorry Camzy I had already Havertz instead of Ziyech. I don’t know how I wrote Ziyech instead of Havertz

        1. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          And there is another mistake too. Will post it again - sorry

  7. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Hey Podcast guys, one thing I just noticed...
    On Spotify, it’s tagged as “American Football”

    🙂

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

      that should confuse a lot of americans

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        “Saccer”

  8. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Any big news in the past 12 hours?

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Haha good on him

      2. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        That's a lot of garbage..

    1. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Just 2 days to go until pens down

    2. Boris Bodega
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Sun is reporting that Auba has signed a 3 year contract. Nothing from the club yet though.

  9. Strchld
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    I think its ready, right?

    McCarthy (Button)
    TAA - Davies - Coady - Egan (Taylor)
    Salah - Auba - Alli - ASM (Bissouma)
    Werner - Ings (4.5)

    Plan would be:

    GW2 Salah and Ings > Bruno and Martial for a hit -4
    GW3 Auba > Sterling or KdB
    GW4 Alli > Chelsea mid.

    How that looks? Dont like a hits but could see that Martial and Bruno will pay it back.
    Also could see both of them price rise before GW2.

    1. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Looking good

    2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Just buy 4.5m def instead of 5.0 and do Ings-> Martial imo

      1. Strchld
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I have been thinking this too.

  10. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Best option please:

    McCarthy Button
    TAA Egan KWP Justin Mitchell
    Salah Aubameyang Son ASM ****
    Werner Ings Brewster

    1. Bissouma (save 0.5 itb)
    2. Soucek
    3. Rice

    Ta

    Thanks guys!

    1. Fuddled FC
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      It depends how you use the 0.5

      I might go 1 and upgrade Justin

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I think it would come in handy GW2, possibly Ings >> Martial

        1. Fuddled FC
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Yes I think that's a good call

    2. FPLShaqiri
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      It has to be Soucek. With Brewster and Mitchell in your team you can't afford to carry Bissouma/Rice. I think you need a player you are happy to start and Soucek will be good value despite bad fixtiures.

  11. FPLShaqiri
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Will Saint-Maximin be regularly starting? I like him as a pick with a proper striker now leading the line, but Fraser joining has worried me a little. I'm wondering if Fraser will play on the wing or more as a #10.

    Not sure how Newcastle will set up on a regular basis.

    1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Doesn't matter, because I think Fraser would play on the left and ASM on the right. They will all start.

  12. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    PVA back in first team training(not ready for gw1).
    Mitchell may not play after 2-3 gws.
    For those of us who plan to keep the WC and always bench Mitchell maybe it's wiser to get Ferguson and wait him to recover as he will probably be a starter cause he is a quality RB?

    1. Soto Ayam
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      His ownership is low, so his price won't drop. If we think Ferguson is a starter when fit, then I'd go for it

  13. Stoichkov#8
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    The FPL Wire is best FPL podcast I've watched this preseason! (well Scoutcast from FFS and Black Box also very good tbh).

    Give it a listen/watch guys. Very good, great managers, nice tips and advices. High recommend!

  14. Jay Jay Okocha
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    In the spirit of NoMo thinking:

    A) Salah + Mitrovic
    B) Son (placeholder for a Chelsea mid) + Ings (have Martial) + 0.5

  15. Chrissy Waddle - 2020/21
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Was Allan Saint-Maximin classed as a FWD last season?

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      No

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      No

    3. Chrissy Waddle - 2020/21
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      So why the attraction this year? What's changed?

  16. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Hardest part is deciding in defence.

    Thoughts on the best 4.5 defenders in order?

    A) Saliba
    B) Vinagre
    C) Taylor
    D) Justin
    E) KWP

    Bonus: how nailed on is Davies (Spurs)

    1. aapoman
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      KWP
      Taylor
      idk the rest are impossible to say but I guess
      Justin
      Vinagre
      Saliba

  17. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Please pick one
    A. Vinagre
    B. Justin
    C. Saliba
    Ta.

    1. Pedram
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Justin

  18. Bumbaclot
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Wilson or DCL Is the question

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Who has the better supply?

    2. MoSalalalalalalalalah
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Depends, if you already have ASM/Fraser then don't double up, but if you need a cheap-ish forward and haven't got either of them then go Wilson

  19. tim
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Stephens w extra 0.5m in the bank
    or
    Soucek

    Cheers!

    1. aapoman
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Bissouma and 0.5 itb

    2. Pegboy
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Depends on the rest of your bench. If they are starters, get Bissouma. If they're fodder, get Soucek.

  20. aapoman
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    A. Ryan and Egan/Coady
    B. Ramsdale and C. Taylor/4.5 Brighton defender

  21. Jaws
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    One last decision to make, start off with:
    A. Dele + Robbo or
    B. CHE mid (Puli/Kai) + VVD

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Start with A

  22. Fuddled FC
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Would you have?

    a) Son & Soucek
    b) Alli & Doucoure

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      B Soucek in some sort of Covid quarantine would wait on news to see if he starts, even then he surely is only a one week punt.

  23. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Vinagre latest news?

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Good with chips

  24. Garlana
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    There has probably been numerous posts on this already so apologies for the repetition if so, but would Saliba be a viable option due to what i've read about Luiz being out/injured for around 6 weeks?

    1. Boris Bodega
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Possibly but it's too early to tell. Only nailed options worth having from Arsenal are Tierney and Auba, imho.

  25. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    I think I am done with drafts and this may be it. Gone a bit rogue with James Rodríguez and Barnes it this one. No real plan except ditching Auba and getting another Che attacker in GW3.
    No bench might be a problem 🙂

    McCarthy

    TAA Saiss KWP

    Auba Salah Alli Rodríguez Barnes

    Werner Adams

    Nyland Mitchell Ferguson Davis

  26. Y26 Royal
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Which would you pick:

    a) Alli + Ings
    b) Son + DCL + 0.5m itb

    1. JustSomeGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      B

  27. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Would you downgrade Son to upgrade elshwere or keep some ITB?

    Ryan
    TAA/Davies/Egan/KWP
    Auba/Salah/Son/Saka
    Werner/Ings

    Nyland/Brewster/Stephens/Mitchell

  28. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Any major risks on this BB GW1 other than playing the chip itself?

    Leno McCarthy
    TAA Robertson Boly Saiss KWP
    Auba (c) Havertz H.Barnes Bowen Soucek
    Werner Wilson Adams

    1. Pegboy
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Havertz starting is probably the only major question mark. Maybe Adams too.

  29. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Dier atau Davies?

  30. Bolivian Seaman
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Does anyone know about the double gameweek in gw18-19, I can't find any information on it