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The key FPL lessons I learned from Gameweek 1 of the new season

What have I learned from Gameweek 1? It’s the same every year. Don’t panic after just one Gameweek. Remember why you chose those players. If you can save a transfer that’s ideal.

All words of wisdom we heard in pre-season, which is why less than 24 hours after Gameweek 1 ending I’ve considered no transfers, one transfer and even a hit! Fantasy Premier League is truly back.

In this article I want to see if there’s anything we can take away from Gameweek 1. It should be noted that making rash decisions based on one Gameweek is often a fools game, but we should always try and spot what we can, especially this early on.

Everton

How Spurs and Everton's new signings fared in their FPL Gameweek 1 debuts

Lots was made of Everton’s sub-par performances during Project Restart. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.0m) didn’t score at all, and they looked as a whole, very poor as a team.

Fast-forward to signing a whole new midfield in Allan (£5.5m), Abdoulaye Doucouré (£5.5m) and James Rodríguez (£7.5m), and it’s suddenly a whole different story.

The midfield three, which included Allan, Doucouré and André Gomes (£5.5m) looked like it had been playing together for years, and Rodríguez looked like that player that some people probably haven’t seen play since the World Cup in 2014. He constantly caused Ben Davies (£5.0m) issues even without pace on his side, and with five chances created against a strong enough Tottenham Hotspur side, we should be taking note.

It’s also worth noting that Everton’s game plan was to seemingly target the side of Matt Doherty (£6.0m), with Rodríguez often playing balls out to Richarlison. With West Brom, Crystal Palace and Brighton up next it may be something they continue to try, although Tariq Lamptey (£4.5m) might have something to say about that in the Brighton game.

Just to quickly touch on Lucas Digne (£6.0m) as well. It was interesting to see that Rodríguez didn’t monopolise set pieces, and Digne was still on lots of corners and free-kicks, which is ultimately where his assist came from. He only created one chance in the game, but with more freedom against teams that don’t have a marauding full back like Doherty, he could still be a great option, especially with the new look midfield giving the defence more protection.

Sheffield United

Chelsea

I’ve been pretty vocal in my excitement for Chelsea players this season but it might take a bit longer for their new signings to gel together like Everton’s did. Without some of their key players being fit, I’m looking at your Christian Pulisic (£8.5m) and Hakim Ziyech (£8.0m), it may be more sensible to hold off on loading up too soon.

They beat Brighton 3-1 but it wasn’t convincing. The xG for the game was Brighton 1.05 v 1.22 Chelsea..

Reece James (£5.0m) rewarded owners handsomely, but I’m not expecting him to score a 20 yard goal every week. And the third goal was helped through a significant deflection.

It might be harsh but I also thought Kepa Arrizabalaga (£5.0m) was at fault for the goal they did concede, and it wouldn’t be the first time. I think I’ll continue avoiding Chelsea defenders until a replacement comes in (which may be soon), despite their relatively good underlying numbers last year.

In attack to say Kai Havertz (£8.5m) didn’t look good would probably be an understatement. He created just one chance and had zero shots. It’s too quick to write him off, he’s a young player, playing in a new team, in a new league, but for owners it may be concerning with Liverpool (home) up next. When Pulisic and Ziyech are finally fit we should see Havertz move more centrally, rather than playing out wide and that should broaden his points potential.

I don’t think Havertz is necessarily a rush to sell, but the timelines on certain injuries to other players in the squad would help me if I had to make that decision. After Liverpool it’s West Brom, Crystal Palace and Southampton up next, so there’s certainly some promise there.

For any promise Havertz didn’t show, Timo Werner (£9.5m)  defintiely did. He managed five shots in the box, and also won the penalty. His speed in the transition from defence to attack will be huge, and playing off the shoulder against Liverpool could see plenty of counter attacking opportunities. Just an assist is hard to swallow for his 46.5% owners, but a goal looks to be right around the corner.

Liverpool

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This probably isn’t news to some, but the Liverpool defence is still pretty good, despite heavy transfers out for the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m)

Leeds United may have impressed and scored three goals, but this came from an xG of just 0.32. On another day Leeds may not have scored at all.

What was most worrying to me was Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) making another mistake and gifting Patrick Bamford (£5.6m) a goal. It’s easy to put those mistakes down to a league winning hangover, but we don’t have that excuse now and it’s something to monitor – hopefully just first game of the season rustiness. 

I don’t think we should have been expecting too many clean sheets from Leeds, Chelsea and Arsenal in the first three Gameweeks, players like Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) and Alexander-Arnold are long term holds after all, which is why the Leeds result doesn’t put me off when you look at the underlying numbers.

In attack, Mohammad Salah (£12.0m) owners can probably consider themselves a little lucky (I know I do), to have gotten two penalties in one game. Although it’s worth noting for a lot of people getting penalties for the same price as Sadio Mané (£12.0m) was key reason behind the pick.

From an “eye test” perspective Salah looked sharp, and any pre-season lack of form or sharpness was not to be seen. The same can’t be said of Mané who I thought looked poor at times with sloppy passing that broke down some attacks.

But when you look at the underlying numbers, both Salah (0.38) and Mané (0.27) had fairly similar npXG and it’s probably not worth panicking too much after just one Gameweek. Although for some people perhaps it’s just dawned on them that penalties can be very handy in FPL, and Salah is probably worth owning long term whilst they are the same price.

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3,219 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Man I hope Alli delivers if I give him another week. Don't think a hit is worth it at this early stage.

    Watch Hames score a brace and Alli blank lol

    1. Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Not sure why many picked him in first place but i would stick for another gw

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Assuming Spurs to do well but cannot afford Son probably

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          This - and actually saw him as a better option than Son due to positioning

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Alli is sh.t !

      1. liverpool01
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        ∆ lol

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Bro, you have slatted him in any opportunity ... not sure why. He may not be the Alli few seasons back but he's got potential to score FPL points he's probably left behind by some emerging and more exciting choices.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          He's 8m bro !

          Put 0.5 you get Pulisic.
          Take 0.5 you get James.

          He offers nothing than nuisance on pitch now. Was very very good prospect but not anymore. I just don't like attention he gets over other players. Actually I should be happy as they'll fail in points 😉

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            If Spurs click and play as they should be, he's a good option considering his position in the attack. Unfortunately, they did not perform well GW1 (course am aware of Mou). Pulisic has not been fully fit and James looked good yet will need some runs of evidence.

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              He's not in spurs best 11 IMO. Simple as that. Let us see. Nothing against him personally. I won't mind if I'm wrong.
              I'll get him but i don't rate him atm

    3. JamTart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      If the rumours are true he could be gone!

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Surely Madrid don’t want him lol

    4. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      If I had him he would be out asap

  2. JonnyOnionRings
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Whats everyone going to do when Bale comes and you need £10 to fit him in?

    1. Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Birdies and Eagles dont get you points

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      What you do with other Mou attackers.
      Ignore !

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        This

      2. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        But you still talk about Son being a great option all the time 😉

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          For those who have !
          He was furthest forward player and a proven FPL asset. Selling for hit would mostly result in trouble in short term.

          If you don't have like me, it's so easy to ignore 😉

    3. primal33
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Absolutely nothing. 10m for someone who has sat on the bench and dreamed of the golf course for the last 2 seasons? I'm ok thanks

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        This.

    4. JamTart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I'll still have my WC. Another reason why people who are considering it should hold off. Still business to be done

    5. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Next Alexis...

    6. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      10m too much. If 9 and Spurs play better I'd consider, if below 9 a steal

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Key thing is 'if Spurs play better' and I would say 'attacking football' ... the last year of Mou in United I think we all avoided them in FPL?

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Don't remind me 😕

  3. phily4321
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 10 days ago

    A)Havertz & Adams to 5.5 mid and Martial? - 4
    B) Alli & Adams to 5 mid and Martial
    C) James for Havertz or Alli
    D) Hold

    Current team:

    Mccarthy,
    Taa, doc, lascelles, KWP
    Salah, auba, havertz, alli
    Werner, Adams

    1. Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Not sure why had Havertz in the first place but would hold

      1. phily4321
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Tell me about it

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

        Once again coming in with the helpful feedback arent you

  4. Tinmen
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Folks, any update on Greenwood?
    Is he back training ?

  5. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Bottomed, repost

    Anyone know when Nathan Ferguson is expected to be back?

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      No and I have him.

  6. The Units
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Anyone know if the Brewster move is still on or dead in the water?

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Someone here said he is close to SHU loan

    2. Utopsis
        1 month, 10 days ago

        After changing my mind on transfers for the zillionth time, finally hit the button and brought him in + hamez for a hit.

        Hopefully the SHU move materialises otherwise he sits as 3rd sub until WC

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      If Alli manages to weasel his way to RM he will go down as one of the biggest frauds in football history

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        The new thomas gravesen.

      2. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Aren't the frauds the ones who sign him?

      3. Drizz ✅
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        If he does Alli will win a trophy quicker then Spurs

      4. stat sifter 888888
          1 month, 10 days ago

          He is becoming Spurs' Lingard.

      5. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        This isn't worth a way-too-early WC is it?
        Ryan --> Martinez
        Vinagre --> CTaylor (bur)
        KWP --> Lamptey
        Doherty --> Jamal Lewis
        Alli --> JRod
        ASM --> Podence
        Gordon --> Bissouma (bench cover)
        Ings --> Wilson
        Davis --> Martial
        + Auba to KDB after this week, leaving 0.5 ITB? Gives:

        Martinez (Steer)
        TAA Lewis Taylor Lamptey (Mitchell)
        Salah Auba/KDB JRod Podence (Bissouma)
        Werner Martial Wilson

        Sorry for the long post, but thoughts fellas? Current team linked in bio, or can be worked out from the above 🙂

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

          i wouldnt tbh

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

          Nope

          Just one example Doherty all but scored last week. Oh a second too - Ings could easily have scored too.

          Just fix Alli Vin

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Cheers fellas. It is very tempting and looks great but you're probs right.

            Vinagre to Lewis/Taylor this week methinks - reckon I'll give Alli one more week if only to avoid a hit

        3. Espanyolie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Although most changes are nice improvements, I wouldn’t either. Would try some minor fixes firs with maybe a -4 hit. Anything ITB now?

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            0.5 right now. My thoughts for this GW in above reply x

            Hit for Alli to JRod does tempt, but I may end up using that spot for Rashford so

            1. Espanyolie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Sounds good, Vinagre indeed seems the first fire to put out.
              Alli to JRod a very nice upgrade, even for a hit, but if you’re planning to give the spot to Rash, I don’t think a hit will pay off if it’s only for a few weeks.

              I have both Saliba & Vinagre as biggest fires to put out. Also really want Martial.

              What do you think about :
              A) Ings > Martial for free
              B) Ings, Saliba > Martial, Holding (-4)
              C) Kane, Saliba > Martial, Digne (-4)
              D) only Saliba or Vinagre to Holding or another 4,5 playing def.

        4. stat sifter 888888
            1 month, 10 days ago

            KDB price rise predicted tonight. Good team otherwise apart from personal preferences against midfield.

          • Pariße
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Dude, you’re stocking up on relegation candidates and Martial.

            1. stat sifter 888888
                1 month, 10 days ago

                "Relegation candidates". You do know that picking all of the worst players from the best clubs won't get you very far in this game right?

                1. Pariße
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  My man, I finished the 18/19 season as a country champion and the 60th in the World, I would know what tactic to choose especially in the beginning of the season.

                2. Pariße
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  And yeah picking the worst players from best teams is not necessary, best from best is doable.

          • FDMS All Starz
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            What needs changing here?

            McCarthy
            Justin - TAA - Davies
            Salah - Auba - ASM - Alli
            Adams - Ings - Werner

            A) Adams -> Wilson (free)
            B) Ings -> Martial (free)
            C) Alli & Ings -> Bruno & Wilson (-4)

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

              A

            2. FPLYuval
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Dele is most immediate issue IMO. Or double southampton attack (Che is a better pick personally).

          • Ings_is_the_king
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Robertson and Adams to DCL and Digne?

              1. Amey
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                That's difficult 😀

                Will work out for this GW as WBA looked kak

                1. Ings_is_the_king
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    I know right. I want to gain some squad value and Everton have good fixtures.

                2. Drizz ✅
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Haha stop joking with us mate!

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

                    Jesus are you just shooting down everyone who suggests taking a hit?

                3. Team Bobcat
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  I think wilsonis flying under the radar.

                  Could you just do Adams to Wilson. Is that an option

                  1. stat sifter 888888
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Yeah I think the same but there are a lot more reasonably priced assets in that Newcastle team than in the Everton team so I can understand it.

                4. how now brown cow
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Nice from paddy power:

                  Spurs are attempting to re-sign Gareth Bale from Real Madrid, in a potential swap deal with Dele Alli.

                  It’s a complex, delicate deal, with Daniel Levy referring to the move as Operation: Let’s Hope Madrid Haven’t Watched Alli in About Three Years.

                  1. Amey
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    All or Nothing.

                    RM says they'll pay Bale's full wages then getting Alli !

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

                    Interesting I read they were looking at Benteke

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

                      Spurs not RM that is 🙂

                  3. Pukki Party
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Has a swap deal ever aqtually been executed? Honestly?

                    1. Pukki Party
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Actually*

                    2. Brosstan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Alexis and mkhitaryan

                5. FPLYuval
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  WC gameweek 2 vs 3?

                  I have Saliba, Dele & Mane certain to drop before next deadline. Vinagre a risk too.

                  KDB, Martial, Mitchell all will rise before next deadline (who i'd certainly bring in), along with Justin, Salah and Digne all strong contenders too dependant on set up.

                  That could be a negative £1m swing (at the worst scenario) based on the above transfer targets and sells.

                  So the question is, do the benefits of waiting another week for more information outweigh the missed value. I'm leaning towards hitting the WC chip early. Just gotta find a way to fit KDB, Auba, Salah, Martial, DCL & Werner in my team 🙂

                  All replies appreciated.

                  1. Eat my goal!
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Or 9?

                    1. FPLYuval
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      With my current team, I'm either wildcarding tonight or saturday PM. early WC suits my game more so treating the awful gameweek 1 selection as a blessing...

                      1. Chandler Bing
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Suits your game more? Tell me more. I've never wildcarded early but had to pull the trigger this time around.

                        1. FPLYuval
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          Simply based on last season, I wildcarded in gameweek 4 and came 17k OR. Big part of this is jumping on in form players early before huge price rises. TV was in the region of 107/8 when I finished, which is basically an extra premium player to the average. For me personally, I feel comfortable building team value and picking up trends early.

                          How many players did you swap for your current WC draft?

                          1. Chandler Bing
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            I sat at -40 after I replaced all players so 11/15 are out surprisingly lol

                            Only remaining ones are Auba, Bissouma, McCarthy and Ferguson. I'm even considering McCarthy out for Martinez and Auba is getting replaced with Sterling in GW3.

                            1. FPLYuval
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              Go on... I'm interested now, who else you picked?

                              1. Chandler Bing
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                Something like this:

                                McCarthy/4.0
                                Digne Saiss Lewis/Taylor Ayling Ferguson
                                Auba KdB Rodriguez Barnes Bissouma
                                Martial Ings DCL

                                City double up come GW3 for that easy run. Nothing planned for later but looking to get Salah in for his home game against WHU. No TAA plan for now but will shift Digne if needs be. Defensive rotation is sorted out otherwise until GW23ish.

                                1. FPLYuval
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 9 Years
                                  1 month, 10 days ago

                                  Nice team.

                                  Big omissions then I can see are Salah, Werner and Auba in gameweek 3.

                                  My issue currently is identifying my favourite premiums in midfield. Tempted to also stick to my pre season thoughts and ditch liverpool midfield for the time being.

                                  1. Chandler Bing
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 10 days ago

                                    Despite the hatty, I think Salah and Liverpool in general were very lucky to score as many as they did.

                                    And I think this season will be the one to accept that you're not always going to get it right with the premiums. If Bale and Sancho arrive, it gets even tougher.

                                    1. FPLYuval
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 9 Years
                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                      Agreed. Going into this season felt very confusing due to sheer amount of premiums, along with Martial Werner and DCL up front that look like great value (not to mention Che Adams).

                                      Very tricky to have Auba, KDB & Salah plus Martial and Werner.

                                      I'm so torn on liverpool. I definitely think they'll regress compared to the last 2 seasons, but Salah looks electric and his stats blow everyone out of the water. He had a quiet season last year really and still bagged 20 in the league.

                                2. Chandler Bing
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 10 days ago

                                  Ings is Jimenez*

                                  1. FPLYuval
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 9 Years
                                    1 month, 10 days ago

                                    You comfortable going without Werner? I think foden is bound to explode this year so may include him in the WC.

                                    1. Chandler Bing
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                      Think Chelsea will need time to gel. Werner is great but there's literally no one to create chances for him especially with Hakim out injured. Adding to that, he doesn't have pens. But if desperate times call for it, he's only 0.5 away from Martial. Easy to bring him in.

                                    2. Chandler Bing
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                      Whilst I like Foden, I'm not sure how nailed he will be and considering this is a WC team, I want to make sure I absolutely nail it. Might bring Foden in later depending on how likely he looks like playing.

                                    3. FPLYuval
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 9 Years
                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                      Yeah out of all the premiums we mentioned, Werner is most at risk for me currently if I WC tonight.

                                      I think when Havertz goes down the middle and Pulisic being back soon, they have enough creativity between them and Mount. Werner's numbers from last year were insane too.. but I trust Tony more than Werner under Lampard currently for sure.

                                    4. FPLYuval
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 9 Years
                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                      Yup... makes sense. He's one that isn't at risk from a price rise before putting in a good performance unlike KDB & Martial.

                                      Big difference this season is obviously the blank gameweek 1 fixture. Just thinking of more and more reasons to wildcard early... think I've nearly convinced myself.

                          2. Chandler Bing
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            Could shout re team value. Definitely feel like I'm edging it in that department over other managers despite having an abysmal GW.

                            Just out of curiosity, till when do you hold your 2nd WC with this strategy?

                            1. FPLYuval
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              I felt it make a difference last season in the second half. My drafts felt stronger than many I was seeing, with all the attackers & mids I wanted plus TAA, Doherty & whoever. Definitely would have preferred to wait till gameweek 3 to have better view on price trends and form but at this point it's a math calculation almost.

                              Did you have several players due to fall in price too?

                              1. FPLYuval
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                Don't think 2nd WC is dependant on this really. I used mine for the sake of it really in gameweek 35 last season but early WC should set you up nicely for the medium term at least.

                                1. Pommie22
                                    1 month, 10 days ago

                                    Awesome and very thought provoking discussion guys. Great to see more depth now and again.

                                    1. FPLYuval
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 9 Years
                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                      Yeah really enjoyed this chat. Was feeling very confused over the state of my team during the weekend. Happy with the decision to WC.

                                      1. Pommie22
                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                    2. Garfield1001
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Thoughts on the following for a -4:

                      Adams -> DCL
                      Havertz -> Greenwood/JRod

                      Opinions appreciated!

                    3. bruuuno
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Havertz Ings > DCL Rashford ok moves?

                      1. Drizz ✅
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Would hold

                    4. mynameisq
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Wanted to give Alli another week but don't want to lose .1 on him. Welcome James it is then

                      1. Top Lad Dakes.
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Sh!t, will he drop tonight? That is well annoying...

                        Not sure that move is worth a hit is my only issue, when i've got vinagre more urgently needing fixing

                        1. mynameisq
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          Maybe not tonight, but looks like he will drop before the gameweek starts. Probably not worth a hit, I'd keep I just have losing value

                          1. mynameisq
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            Hate*

                      2. TLF
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        I'm waiting for Pulisic news before making a decision about Alli although I may keep both regardless unless Puli is ruled out long term.

                    5. internal error
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Mccarthy

                      Mitchell Coady Dier Ayling TAA
                      Salah ASM Havertz Auba (C)Bissouma
                      Werner ings brewster
                      0.5 ITB
                      I was planning to do Ings to Martial. Should I be trying to get Havertz out instead?

                    6. GE
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      1, 2 or 3?

                      1) Ings -> Martial
                      2) Ings and Alli -> DCL and Rashford (-4)
                      3) Ings and Alli -> Wilson and Bruno (-4)

                      1. gaurava1216
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        1

                    7. gaurava1216
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Which to go with?

                      A) Bruno
                      B) Rashford +1M ?

                      Money always useful to prob upgrade 4.5's to 5

                      1. Pukki Party
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        B, i think Wolves and Spurs defenders will outscore 4.5's with a margin.

                    8. Lionac
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Looking at my team budget wise, would you do this?
                      Werner & Son -> DCL & De Bruyne (-4)

                      1. R Whites
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Not for a hit, no.

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

                        no

                      3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        No

                      4. Lionac
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Than I will not. Cheers

                    9. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      So.....
                      Kept .5 to do Ings to Martial but now I'm thinking Ings - Wilson and Pulisic - Bruno -4.

                      I try to only take a hit if I'm willing to captain the player and I would certainly captain Bruno.

                      Thoughts?

                      1. Tonyawesome69
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Go with your gut

                      2. jason_ni
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Depends.. personally I fancy martial over bruno, i did same thing(0.5 itb) and likely just use my ft to bring in martial for ings.

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

                        Huh. I was thinking Hames + Martial (for Alli and Ings) but Wilson+Bruno sounds really good as well. Really tempting.

                    10. The 12th Man
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Which option.

                      A) (Ferguson) Fernandes,DCL,Wilson in a 3-5-2

                      B) Saiss,( Bissouma), Werner,Martial in a 4-4-2

                      1. Amey
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        B

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

                        B

                        Aiming for as many of those tasty looking 8.5 to 9.5 types as possible here. Decent captain options some of them

                        DCL Wilson is my idea of FPL hell - just need Mitro to complete the set 🙂

                        1. The 12th Man
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          Thanks,
                          Yeh would be a shame to without any Chelsea too.

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

                      Arsenal defence a definite sell - WH just put in a 3rd. Also cs in the offing

                    12. Pep Roulette
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Did Perez watch a spin-off documentary named 'Alli or Nothing'?

                    13. bitars
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      If you only could own two of the four big hitters for the rest of the season.

                      Rank them

                      Salah
                      Auba
                      Bruno
                      KDB

                      1. Tonyawesome69
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Salah KDB

                      2. jason_ni
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Alot depends on aguero, if he's back I reckon he takes back pens.
                        In that case I'd go
                        Salah
                        Auba
                        Kdb
                        Bruno.

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

                        s,k,a.b

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

                        Erm you're missing one. The one who was the must have the last time we had a full game week.

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

                          Truly bizarre to me how no one is talking abut Sterling (bar one or two). He really was the prime premium during restart. Number one.

                          1. jason_ni
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            id have raheem over kdb, but still feel like auba and salah are the better options even with raz

                    14. R Whites
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Is this gtg? Before auba to kdb next gw, and then sorting soucek out!

                      McC
                      TAA, Justin, Taylor
                      Auba (c), Salah, Bruno, Barnes, Soucek
                      Timo, Mitro

                      (steer, kwp, mitchell, 4.5m fwd)

                      1. BigBillyBass
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Looks like every other team on here

                    15. BobbyDoesNotLook
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Tough.

                      A) Ings to Martial
                      B) Alli to Hames

                      1. mynameisq
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        B

                    16. Kobayashi
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Which move shall I go for? (Also have Auba, too)

                      A) Pulisic to de Bruyne
                      B) Adams to Martial
                      C) Mitrovic to Martial

                      1. Amey
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        A seems logical.
                        Wait for news. Pulisic is gold

                        1. Kobayashi
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          A is logical, but Pulisic is gold? I'll be priced out if KDB goes up tonight...

                      2. mynameisq
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        A, as he doesn't seem to be fit

                        1. Kobayashi
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          Maybe not for the last match, true. Probably back for Liverpool though!

                    17. Dynamic
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      If Spurs sign Sergio Reguilón, is this bad news for Ben Davies owners?

                      1. mynameisq
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Yes

                        1. Dynamic
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          Do you think that Reguilón will be first choice?

                          1. mynameisq
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            I think you don't sign a £30 mil left back as back up if you already have two back ups so yeah Davies would be out

                      2. jason_ni
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        I'd have thought so, unless they are playing 3cbs? And bavies continues at lcb

                      3. CaTriEm
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        I would expect them to go 5atb with Davies LCB.

                    18. Jordan.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      trent transfers out 200k ,hmmmm

                      1. mynameisq
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Never scores Vs Chelsea 😉

                      2. Silent Friend
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        7.4 coming nice

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

                          suppose you could sell and rebuy on w/c ,but imagine having to watch pool each week without him ,pppfffttt

                      3. Amey
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        You know what follows next 😉

                        It's an away game as well !

                      4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Season keeper still

                        1. Utopsis
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            Exactly - his price movement doesn't matter 1 bit

                      5. BigBillyBass
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        ASM snapped

                        1. stat sifter 888888
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            ??