Pro Pundits - Sam

Why I’m being patient with my FPL transfers after a disappointing Gameweek 1

Fantasy Premier League managers should exercise patience, even after a difficult Gameweek 1 for some.

It can be easy to make rash transfer decisions after one round of matches, but, if I do transfer anyone out, I will be doing it after much consideration in the cold light of day, and ensuring the change is made after upcoming midweek matches.

The gap between the first two Gameweeks is one of my favourite times of an FPL season. Blank Gameweek clubs aside, we now have a full set of data from the first round of fixtures, as well as a first look at the teamsheets for each club.

That has given us more information to rely on in terms of owning the right £4.0m defenders and £4.5m midfielders, as well as the right premium assets. 

At this stage, it would be very easy to panic. There are several big decisions to be made, even after just one Gameweek in the history books.

As I write this, Mohamed Salah (£12.0m) is owned by 33.9% managers worldwide, 66% of them are perhaps wondering how to fit the Egyptian King into their squads, or how to hold their nerve for one more week – and there is the return of both Manchester clubs to contend with.

Meanwhile, there were many in the Fantasy community planning to sell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£12.0m) ahead of Gameweek 3, but his goal and Arsenal’s performance at Fulham could make such a move harder than some might have imagined. Up next, the Gunners face a West Ham side that looked off-colour against Newcastle, so Aubameyang could conceivably be heading into Gameweek 3 on the back of two decent scores.

With so many of the dilemmas featuring the most expensive players in the game, Aubameyang, Salah and the Manchester assets, I am expecting chaotic FPL transfers this week, with plenty of price changes.

Ahead of Gameweek 2, the market comes into its own as managers make early moves to bring in players and avoid price rises. 

On Saturday, 10,000 brave souls sold Salah before he had even kicked a ball against Leeds. A further 1,000 of them jettisoned him during the game itself, an outing in which he scored a hat-trick and registered a 20-point haul. 

By half-time at Craven Cottage, Aubameyang was the sixth-most transferred-in, as well as being the third-most transferred-out player. Elsewhere, Son Heung-min (£9.0m) had suffered the loss of 3,000 managers by the time Crystal Palace hosted Southampton Saturday, despite not playing until the following afternoon.

A lot of this early chopping and changing of other managers does make it hard to stick to your strategy. In such circumstances, it is easy to second-guess yourself constantly, worried about being priced out of your must-have transfer.

There is no way to win FPL, or indeed lose it, during the opening couple of Gameweeks… but you can destroy your strategy by panicking and overthinking. 

The whole of pre-season was spent formulating a team that we believed would be the right one for the beginning of the campaign, not just for Gameweek 1. 

Players such as Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.5m), Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m), Sadio Mané (£12.0m) and Danny Ings (£8.5m) are not, all of a sudden, bad options because they blanked in Gameweek 1. These are the sort of players who showed last season that they can often return points.

Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) is a prime example of how luck can play a part in Fantasy. He managed just three penalty box touches at West Bromwich Albion, two of which were spot-kicks, which he converted. The Leicester man did not pass the eye test at all, yet he ended up as one of the highest-scoring forwards of the Gameweek. Sometimes the luck is with you, as was the case with Vardy owners in Gameweek 1, and sometimes it’s not. This trend will continue to oscillate throughout the course of the season, so do not be too easily disheartened. Premium assets are expensive for a reason and luck can turn in a heartbeat.

As for myself, owning Salah and Aubameyang for this opening weekend was a good decision; the rest of my players were complete let-downs. 

Like many of you, I am tempted to remove some players who failed to deliver in Gameweek 1. I could switch Che Adams (£6.0m) to Patrick Bamford (£5.5m) or Saint-Maximin to Daniel Podence (£5.5m), for example. However, these sorts of rash transfer decisions, based only on frustration and data from just one match, nearly always do more harm than good in the long-term.

During the build-up to Gameweek 1, I had a plan for my transfers and I intend to stay true to it. My FPL management style is the opposite of an upside-chaser. I am loyal to my FPL assets, I like to hold and roll transfers and give myself as much thinking time and data as possible to make my decisions with. 

Between now and the Gameweek 2 deadline, we have EFL Cup matches for Newcastle, West Ham, Crystal Palace, Aston Villa, West Brom, Fulham, Southampton, Leeds, Everton, Sheffield United, Wolves and Brighton – and Spurs are in Europea League action too. 

As far as I am concerned, each of these is another chance to evaluate a team and the busy schedule is another reason to wait until Thursday or Friday before making my transfers.

These midweek fixtures could all throw up potential injuries that could force FPL managers into another transfer, or even an unwanted points-hit if moves have already been made. I hate doing this, so I will remain as patient as possible.

But just because I want to take this approach with transfers, does not mean I won’t be making any at all. At this stage, I am not ruling out changes for Gameweek 2.

FPL lessons learned as Martial and Rashford outscore Fernandes

I planned to start the season with a Manchester United asset on my bench so that I was ready for their Gameweek 2 match against Crystal Palace. However, in the build-up to the Gameweek 1 deadline, there were doubts around Marcus Rashford’s (£9.5m) fitness, Bruno Fernandes‘ (£10.5m) potential need for quarantine, as well as uncertainty surrounding Mason Greenwood (£7.5m) in light of an ongoing Jadon Sancho transfer saga, and the youngster’s antics while on international duty with England. The number of unknowns surrounding Manchester United assets meant I did not feel comfortable deciding who to own a whole week ahead of their opening game of the campaign.

Coupling this dilemma with the high ownership of other similarly-priced assets convinced me to go with Son for a home meeting with Everton. This was a decision which, on paper, felt like the right one. Spurs had not lost a Premier League match against Everton since December 2012. Well, now the Toffees’ last victory against them came as recently as… last weekend. Even though Son has previously represented a viable investment, his wider role in Jose Mourinho’s team continues to disappoint the South Korean’s Fantasy owners, just as it did during Project Restart.

That said, Son was always in my team as something of a cash-cow, ready and waiting to be upgraded to a Manchester United asset at some point. Is Gameweek 2 too early to pull the trigger on such a move? This was something I was happy to consider before kick-off on opening day, on reflection, I am even happier to do now. But with so many players failing to impress in Gameweek 1, the difficulty comes in deciding who my priority transfers are.

'Out of position' Zaha scores as £4.0m defender Mitchell aids Palace clean sheet

Crystal Palace surprised me in their 1-0 win over Southampton. They were stronger defensively than we saw at the end of last season, Wilfried Zaha (£7.0m) is playing up-front as an out-of-position FPL midfielder and new signing Eberechi Eze (£6.0m) impressed me when he came on for a nine-minute cameo. 

But I am making sure I remember this: all of my potential moves will be on hold until after midweek action. The last thing I want is to use a transfer, only to see someone else in my squad injured in the EFL Cup or Europa League.

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2,806 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Kei19255
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Hi guys pls advise...

    Pickford

    VVD AWB James Justin
    Salah Auba Bruno (or Sterling) 5.5
    Wilson Martial

    Above is my team for GW2.

    1. Would u prefer Bruno or Sterling?
    2. for my 5.5 Midfielder I am thinking of ASM or Harrison. Any other suggestions pls?

    1. Lav
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Raz. And it has to be ASM or Harrison as you mention. Flip a coin or look at the stats / ownership, whatever pleases you.

      1. Kei19255
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 56 mins ago

        thank you, i do appreciate the response!

      2. Kei19255
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 55 mins ago

        Even though man city playing decent wolves defence? I am even contemplating Augero if not for his minutes...

        1. Lav
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 54 mins ago

          I just think two United is overkill so early on. You will want some sort of City asset anyways.

        2. CHRISFF
          • 6 Years
          9 days, 41 mins ago

          Wow very maverick Aguero is always worth a punt, only ever a week from a band wagon

  2. Lav
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    1. Vinagre to Coleman or Mina?
    2. Is a hit needed after that move?

    McCarthy
    TAA Davies Taylor Vinagre*
    Salah Auba Son ASM
    Werner Ings

    4.0 Mitchell Gordon Brewster

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 59 mins ago

      1. Ok
      2. No

      1. Lav
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 56 mins ago

        Who would you prefer out of Coleman and Mina though?

        1. iL PiStOlErO
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 54 mins ago

          Coleman since he is a fullback and has more chances for attacking returns.

  3. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 days, 57 mins ago

    Who needs to go first?

    A) Alli
    B) Havertz
    C) Both for A hit
    D) Save and give them another week

    1. Lav
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 55 mins ago

      Alli. Should not even be a question. Havertz will be in a better position once Ziyech returns which is probably after Liverpool. Even Pulisic being fit for Liverpool arguably shifts his position.

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 55 mins ago

      Give Havertz another gwk and Alli another half gwk

    3. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 54 mins ago

      A

    4. CHRISFF
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 52 mins ago

      A bad team bad manager bad player

      1. CHRISFF
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 47 mins ago

        Really don't understand how anyone could have Alli, he's been terrible since Var cause he couldn't dive every single game.

  4. iL PiStOlErO
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 55 mins ago

    Do you think Davis(AV) will play at all? Or only some sub appearances?

    1. Lav
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 53 mins ago

      Sub if you are lucky. Watkins the main man.

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 37 mins ago

        Thats what I thought. There is no 4.5 fwd this year. Only some subs now and then. Maybe someone emerges throughout the season

    2. Najoman86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 days, 23 mins ago

      Samatta, Watkins, Wesley (once fit) and now looks like Bertrand Traore could all be well ahead of Davis in the piecing order.

      1. Najoman86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        9 days, 23 mins ago

        *pecking

      2. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 21 mins ago

        Yeah, not looking good. He is a fodder anyway but it is useful to know that I shouldn't count on any pts from him. Traore on the other hand could be interesting pick if he gets that form from cuople of seasons ago.

        1. Najoman86
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          9 days, 4 mins ago

          Agreed! I'll be keeping an eye out for Traore's FPL price once the transfer is completed

          1. iL PiStOlErO
            • 1 Year
            9 days, 1 min ago

            Same here. GL mate.

  5. klopptimusprime
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 50 mins ago

    Ings or Werner to Martial

    (thinking of Werner, so I can bring in DCL for Batman too)

    1. CHRISFF
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 49 mins ago

      That's my plan lol so yeah I say Werner to martial and get dcl

    2. GGMU11
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 20 mins ago

      Think it is a big mistake for people to be getting rid of Werner already. Would ditch Ings.

  6. HUATSHOOTER
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 47 mins ago

    Mccarthy nyland
    Taa doherty kwp james egan
    Asm son salah auba rice
    Mitro werner davis

    Will you make any changes to this for gw2? No money itb

  7. CHRISFF
    • 6 Years
    9 days, 45 mins ago

    Ditch rice

    1. HUATSHOOTER
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 43 mins ago

      Useless transfer imo to use a ft on him

      1. CHRISFF
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 41 mins ago

        How long would you keep him then?

        1. HUATSHOOTER
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 39 mins ago

          That is my 5th midfielder. Who cares?

          1. CHRISFF
            • 6 Years
            9 days, 36 mins ago

            Yeah who's playing in his team as he has Davis so he needs to go

            1. CHRISFF
              • 6 Years
              9 days, 34 mins ago

              Maybe your 442 looking at the team, just think rice is not a good pick. But yeah he's a fifth mid so can just wait

  8. Pansasverdes
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 42 mins ago

    Who is better pick

    Davis tot

    Or
    Wan bissaka M.United

    1. CHRISFF
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 40 mins ago

      Both not great

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 37 mins ago

      Wan B.

  9. klopptimusprime
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 42 mins ago

    Alli gamble paid off miserably,

    Ings > Martial and Alli > J Rodriguez done

    at least can stop worrying about price changes for the week

    1. CHRISFF
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 39 mins ago

      Good transfers

      1. klopptimusprime
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 37 mins ago

        Cheers Geoff

    2. Fiqz Fariss
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 28 mins ago

      good transfer

  10. Lalrota
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 42 mins ago

    Need for a Wildcard?

    TAA
    Digne
    Tierney
    Ayling
    Vinagre(Doesn't look like getting into the team)

    Auba
    Havertz (Very bad Performance)
    Alli(Subbed at half time)

    Werner
    Ings(Had planned to get Martial)
    DCL

    1 FT 1M ITB
    THOUGHTS??

    1. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Haha man I am cracking up at people talking about WC. Do Ings to Martial and hold.

  11. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    9 days, 40 mins ago

    Early thoughts on this bunch?

    McCarthy (Button)
    Justin, Walker-Peters, Alexander-Arnold, Ayling, Taylor
    Son, Aubameyang, Salah, Saint-Maximin (Burke)
    Adams, Mitrović, Werner

    1.5m in bank.

    a) TAA + Mitro > Digne + Martial (-4)
    b) Son + Mitro > JRod + Martial (-4)
    c) Son > Bruno
    d) save
    e) something else

    Cheers

    1. CHRISFF
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 38 mins ago

      E

      1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        9 days, 37 mins ago

        Werner to Martial? 🙂

    2. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 37 mins ago

      c

      1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        9 days, 36 mins ago

        At least you didn't change, tempted by b

        1. waldo666
          • 10 Years
          8 days, 23 hours ago

          Every chance you get the hit back pretty swiftly tbf.

    3. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 35 mins ago

      That team is good enough to save for sure. Need more data on weak spots and which Manchester players to target.

      C is obviously a long term investment.

      1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        9 days, 33 mins ago

        Main issue with C is being stuck with Mitro, ASM, Adam and the cheap defence.

        1. Holmes
          • 6 Years
          9 days, 27 mins ago

          Yeah, thats why saving this week and a mini-WC in next would be better.

          1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            9 days, 24 mins ago

            City mid is already locked in, not sure what I would do then.

    4. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 35 mins ago

      D

    5. Lalrota
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 34 mins ago

      D

    6. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      9 days, 29 mins ago

      Cheers all.

    7. Fiqz Fariss
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 25 mins ago

      I known your original plan is C. Tempted by B but Rationally just D.

      1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        9 days, 24 mins ago

        Cheers.

    8. The Man Pastore
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 20 mins ago

      I'd probably go with B

    9. DK_13
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 13 mins ago

      Probably C and not D because of the price change and because you might end up getting United for spurs then too

    10. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 days, 13 mins ago

      Of the choices you mention, I would do C and give the cheap forwards another chance.

      I can understand the temptation of A or B, however. I’m currently considering a variation of A (with Adams up to Martial, or Alli to Bruno). Difficult not to take a hit after a frustrating GW1, I must say.

    11. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      E. Son to Rash. I have the same forwards, knew it was a risk going with the cheapies but worth to stick it out for a few weeks. I plan on doing Auba to KDB, and then can do some with mitro/adams if they aren't delivering.

  12. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    9 days, 39 mins ago

    Haverts is a special player, absolutely class

    1. CHRISFF
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 38 mins ago

      He's a little over hyped and think there are better options in fpl

    2. dark91
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 36 mins ago

      True. Wait till he plays in his correct position and you will enjoy him even more. I watched some Bayer games last season and he was impressive

    3. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 36 mins ago

      Wasn't used correctly yesterday.
      But liked his workrate. Think he'll come good. Sticking for now, ofc.

  13. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 days, 35 mins ago

    46 with no Salah, having Puli and Vinagre feels like a miracle. Vinagre's price drop is a pain though. Any update on White's fitness?

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 30 mins ago

      Played full game?

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 days, 21 mins ago

        Taken off at 78 with an injury, probably minor.

    2. Root
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 11 mins ago

      You think that Vinagre is guaranteed to drop in price before GW 2?

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 days, 21 hours ago

        Seems likely

  14. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 35 mins ago

    After Sunday games.
    2.6m OR

    After monday
    900k OR
    Saiss and Reece clawing me from mediocrity,

    1. CHRISFF
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 31 mins ago

      Wow that is a great mine at, guessing you didn't captain salah?

      1. CHRISFF
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 31 mins ago

        Great game week

        1. CHRISFF
          • 6 Years
          9 days, 26 mins ago

          Unlucky on mane, he was better form than salah pre season and was tempted by him but pens for salah is why I didn't . Good team though

  15. iL PiStOlErO
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 32 mins ago

    Ups and downs...

  16. Holmes
    • 6 Years
    9 days, 31 mins ago

    Not picking Justin, Mitchell, Saiss/Coady hurts... Ah, time to move forward

  17. trafalgarlaw
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 30 mins ago

    GTG or need some transfer or WC?

    McCharty
    TAA Justin Mitchell
    Son Auba Salah Havertz Bissouma
    Mitrovic Werner

    Nyland Davis Saliba Vinagre

    Woried about the bench

    1. Fiqz Fariss
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 22 mins ago

      I'm more worried about your would structure team specially when you need to play Mitchell and Bissouma. Havertz > James Rodriguez / Greenwood perhaps?

      1. Fiqz Fariss
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 21 mins ago

        whole*

  18. Rushfort
    • 6 Years
    9 days, 30 mins ago

    -4 isn't too bad mate,

    Thats just me, being patient..lol

    Just did Werner, havertz -> Calvert, Bruno

  19. Andrew K
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 29 mins ago

    Should I activate WC of my current squad below on GW2? Or any change ?
    McCathy/Nyland
    TAA/Justin/Mitchel/Douglas/Vinagre
    Salah/Aub/ASM/Gordon/Pulisic
    Werner/Wilson/Ing

    1. amit1964
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 26 mins ago

      you just need to take out vinagre+gordon

      1. Andrew K
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 22 mins ago

        Will Pulisic play next gw?

    2. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 24 mins ago

      I would change Vinagre and sit tight

      1. Andrew K
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 21 mins ago

        Which one should I bring him in ?

        1. Holmes
          • 6 Years
          9 days, 12 mins ago

          Lascellas, Justin, Ayling are decent alternative. Whichever defense you prefer.

          1. Andrew K
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            9 days, 8 mins ago

            I would go to Lascellas, Thanks

    3. Najoman86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 days, 21 mins ago

      use 1FT, no need to WC

      1. Andrew K
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 19 mins ago

        Ok thanks

  20. Pad Randa
    • 8 Years
    9 days, 28 mins ago

    Top 1M after GW1 - I'll take that any day. Stick and bank a transfer?

    Lloris
    Trent - Justin - KWP
    Salah - Auba - Son - ASM
    Vardy - Mitro - Adams

    Button, Mitchell, Reed, Pieters

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      9 days, 22 mins ago

      If nothing in bank, I guess.

      1. Pad Randa
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 19 mins ago

        0.5

    2. Fiqz Fariss
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 19 mins ago

      Save

    3. Najoman86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 days, 16 mins ago

      You could chase City and United options but with all premiums returning points, bar Son, ok to roll.

  21. The Man Pastore
    • 6 Years
    9 days, 23 mins ago

    Still can't believe I did 37pts GW1... And I quite liked my team. 🙁

    That's gonna be a tough season

    1. CHRISFF
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 20 mins ago

      37 points just means you didn't have salah. Rest of your team could be good though

      1. The Man Pastore
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 18 mins ago

        After doing Ings --> Martial it looks like that :

        Ramsdale
        TAA Justin Taylor
        Auba Mane Pereira Barnes
        Werner Martial Adams

        Bench: Steer Bissouma KWP Ferguson

        It's not horrible but will be tough to climb back.

        1. Vasqujg
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 15 mins ago

          Too early to panic

        2. Fiqz Fariss
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 13 mins ago

          A rome does'nt build in one day

          1. Fiqz Fariss
            • 3 Years
            9 days, 13 mins ago

            *Rome wasn't built in a day

        3. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          9 days, 9 mins ago

          You’ll be absolutely fine. So much time to make back those points. The situation could well reverse GW2. The only other player I would be looking to exit would be Pereira, Baggies were horrible.

  22. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 days, 21 mins ago

    Best option out of these?

    a. Ings egan > martial lamptey -4
    b. salah mitro > bruno dcl -4
    c. Ings mitro > martial bamford -4
    d. alli > jrod/ greenwood

    1. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 19 mins ago

      e. alli mitro > martial jorginho/ hendrick/ phillips

    2. CHRISFF
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 19 mins ago

      D

    3. Rushfort
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 16 mins ago

      a
      any day. Martial love weekdays. Ings worth another week

      b
      feeling good over the weekend. Salah is the only essential currently

      1. CHRISFF
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 13 mins ago

        Salah at home to any non top 6 team will be my captain

      2. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 23 hours ago

        Thanks

  23. pablo discobar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 days, 18 mins ago

    Interesting that no utd or city players had a price rise but others did. Any chance they are locked until their first game is played?

    1. Vasqujg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 16 mins ago

      No, Bruno and KDB might rise today

    2. ManofKent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 15 mins ago

      Quite possible

    3. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 days, 7 mins ago

      What were FPLstats predictions last night, do you know? In other words, did they predict the rises that happened but also have Bruno and KDB above 100%?

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 3 mins ago

        fplstats is looking quite accurate. They had Willian and Bamford top, with Kev and Bruno not far behind. Those two are on course to rise tonight.

      2. pablo discobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 days, 23 hours ago

        Yup

      3. pablo discobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 days, 23 hours ago

        yup over 100%

        1. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          8 days, 23 hours ago

          Interesting. Could that then mean there will be no price rises for non-playing GW1 teams? I guess so.

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            8 days, 23 hours ago

            How did you manage to draw the opposite conclusion from what I wrote?

  24. Tambling5
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 15 mins ago

    Mane and Son to KDB and Rashford a necessary -4 today, as otherwise won't be able to afford after price changes?

    1. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 days, 6 mins ago

      Is Rashford fully fit? Sterling also a great option even if KDB rises.

      1. CHRISFF
        • 6 Years
        9 days ago

        Sterling will be this a big differential most will have kdb and salah

        1. Tambling5
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 23 hours ago

          Will ponder on this thanks

      2. Tambling5
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 23 hours ago

        Yep think I'll leave for now. Could always do three transfers following week if end up rolling one this week for the same -4.

  25. white lightning
    • 6 Years
    9 days, 15 mins ago

    Just after some advice please. Current team with 1.5m bank:

    McCarthy (Button)
    TAA, Egan, Justin (C. Taylor, Mitchell)
    Salah, Auba (c), Alli, ASM (Bissouma)
    Werner, DCL, Adams

    Which trade option do you like:
    (a) Alli out - JRod in or
    (b) Alli out - Rashford in or
    (c) Werner & Alli out - Martial & JRod in or
    (d) Werner & Alli out - Martial & Rashford in

    Note - gw3 I'll probably sell Egan & buy Saiss

    Thoughts & thanks.

    1. CHRISFF
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 11 mins ago

      All seam dood options

    2. Najoman86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 days, 10 mins ago

      I like B. Rashford a great option

  26. HUATSHOOTER
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 14 mins ago

    son to greenwood? werner to martial?

    1. CHRISFF
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 13 mins ago

      Werner to martial

    2. GGMU11
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 11 mins ago

      Son to Greenwood or James

  27. Najoman86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    9 days, 11 mins ago

    Roll the FT or anything need addressing? Diogo Jota pick didn't go as planned but still like his chances this season. £0 cash.

    Likely GW2 line-up:
    McCarthy
    Ayling TAA Justin Bavies
    Salah(vc) Auba(c) ASM
    Vardy Werner Adams
    Button, Diogo Jota, Bissouma, Mitchell

    1. ManofKent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 8 mins ago

      I'd roll it - looks solid

      1. Najoman86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        9 days ago

        Thanks, ManofKent. Like many, had initially planned to shift an underperforming premium to a Utd/City option. Didn't expect them all to return.
        Happy to go without manchester cover for one GW and expect Palace and Wolves to show some resistance. Anticipate cagey affairs in both matches (hope/anticipate, same-same)

  28. Daniel CV
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 days, 10 mins ago

    Any one have any idea why James Rodriguez has such a low SGP? I know those values aren't exactly what's gonna happen, but he is already looking extremely creative and dangerous with some shots and Everton have extremely easy fixtures coming up. Any thoughts?

    1. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 days, 5 mins ago

      I guess because he’s hardly played in a year.

      1. Daniel CV
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 days, 23 hours ago

        Oh wow very true. I think he's a great option. downgrade son to him and use that cash to upgrade cheap forwards is looking good so far

    2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Check RMT, predicted minutes are very low. Next update should see higher numbers.

      1. Daniel CV
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 days, 23 hours ago

        Oh wow very true. I think he's a great option. downgrade son to him and use that cash to upgrade cheap forwards is looking good so far. (Meant to respond to this one not the other lol)

  29. Mooster
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 8 mins ago

    Fernandes, DeBruyne, Martial are rising in price this week. So what are you doing? Still holding on to Aubameyang, Werner, Ings?

    1. CHRISFF
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 6 mins ago

      Can't possibly get rid of Auba before West ham at home. I'm Werner to martial

    2. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 5 mins ago

      Yes. Points over pounds as they say.

      Would only panic if getting priced out.

      Would change Ings to Martial if I had him.

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 23 hours ago

        Would you do ings > martial for a hit? Egan > lamptey the other transfer. Or Alli > jrod/ greenwood.

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 days ago

      Had a bad week, barely in the Top 2 million, but I'm sticking to my plan. Cap Auba, roll a transfer. I kept 0.5m aside and will get 0.5 minus inflation when I switch Auba to KDB. It's all about keeping a cool head and remembering why I selected that particular squad despite underwhelming in GW1

  30. Wakanda
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 5 mins ago

    Pulisic and Alli out for ?
    Total 16.5m

    -4 options

    1) KDB 11.5 + 5m XX
    2) Sterling 11.5 + 5m XX
    3) Bruno 10.5 + 6m XX
    4) Rashford 9.5 + 7m XX

    Or save the -4
    5) Ali out for 5m XX and then Pulisic out for City/Man u player next week
    6) Pulisic out for 5m XX and then Alli out for City/Man u player next week

    Which would you prefer ?

    1. CHRISFF
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 2 mins ago

      1