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The best way to bounce back from a poor start to the FPL season in Gameweek 2

“Run the risk. If it works out, happiness. If not, wisdom” – Unknown

So then, one Gameweek into the new season and Fantasy Premier League managers already have big decisions to make.

For me, rolling the dice and going without Mohamed Salah (£12.0m) fell flat on its face. It would be naïve to think I was unlucky and those who owned the Egyptian were lucky ‘because penalties’ – FPL is not as black-and-white as all that. I think it was quite the opposite, to be honest. The quote above tells us one thing. If you don’t learn from your mistakes, you don’t gain ‘wisdom’.

I have a sneaky feeling that the Salah of 2017/18 is back. I haven’t seen him this sharp and fit for a long, long time and that it is why it is dangerous to have ‘pre-conceived’ notions in this extremely dynamic game. 

I have spoken a lot about ‘Upside Chasing’ and ‘Big Hitter Switching’ this season but I’ve also spoken a lot about ‘Adapting’. And when Salah puts in a performance such as he did against Leeds, you pay attention. You adapt. You re-align your thinking. 

We’re not talking about any old FPL asset here. We’re talking about someone who finished in the top two overall Fantasy scorers over the last three years and has a proven ceiling of 300 FPL points (which was achieved largely without penalties). 

Salah was struggling with an injury last season and I have a feeling Jurgen Klopp was playing him through it because there was a historic title on the line. It seems like he is over it now. 

Now, I am not going to buy him this Gameweek BUT I am not going to go without Salah for a long time and am working towards a plan to get him. 

He’s fit. He’s sharp. He looks hungry. Liverpool are due some penalties. He’s got increased assist threat. 

Being stubborn will not make you a good FPL player. You have to respond to what you see on that television screen. I wouldn’t stick to a pre-determined plan of chasing fixtures by selling Salah if you had such a plan. In Gameweek 2, he’s facing Kepa Arrizabalaga (£5.0m) for what it’s worth. His troubles between the sticks are well-documented, most recently by David in this match report of Chelsea’s win at Brighton. Shooting on sight might be enough for Salah

For those that got off to a bad start like me (43 points), don’t worry about it too much. I always said Gameweek 1 was somewhat of a shot in the dark with more unknowns than any round of the season. It is how you respond beyond Gameweek 1 that makes you a good FPL manager. 

But, just a word of warning before we draw any drastic conclusions. We only have one week of data so far this season. We don’t know what the norm is yet, meaning we don’t know which match events are the anomalies either. 

If, like me, you went all-in against Salah, don’t forget that you knew the risks and the opposition had a really good hand (not a lucky one but a good one) that came through. You learn from it and move on. The key is that you do learn from it. This is a game of temperament that you need to hold for a season. 

There are a few other things worth mentioning about Gameweek 1 that I’ll take you through. There’s no structure here. Just think of it as me writing in my diary.

We need to talk about Raúl Jiménez (£8.5m). There are so many new ‘toys’ in the market when it comes to exciting, explosive strikers that we might tend to overlook the old, dusty pack of Uno cards which have never really given us a ‘laugh-riot’ game night but it’s never been boring either. 

There is not much to think about here. Jiménez has been reliable for two seasons now. Yes, he slowed down at the back-end of Project Restart but still scored a steady four goals in that run. And it looks like Nuno has decided to go ‘sexier’ with his team this season. They looked more formidable in attack at Sheffield United, Jiménez looked incredibly sharp and it seemed like they created more than they usually do. 

This did have a little bit of an effect on Wolves’ defence though and I thought they looked more open at the back than usual. As it was Sheffield United, they went largely unpunished. The upcoming fixtures pit Nuno’s men against Manchester City (home), West Ham (away), Fulham (home), Leeds (away), Newcastle (home) and Crystal Palace (home). It certainly looks like a night of Uno that’s going to be more fun than usual without the unnecessary disruption of European Football.

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

Remember that year in school when one of the less popular kids came back a changed person one summer before suddenly became a changed person one summer. Over the holidays he went home bought the best gym equipment, went on a shopping spree with a good stylist and became a cool kid virtually overnight. Well, in the Premier League this season, that kid is Everton. 

Everything you knew about them last year is irrelevant. Yes, a certain Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.1m) was a troll during Project Restart and went on a horrible run. But that kid named Everton accompanied by their suave new stylist Carlo Ancelotti went shopping and bought a completely new wardrobe (read midfield) and you now need to view this team completely differently. 

Out of nowhere, the Toffees look creatively competent. Having players who can switch the side of play so easily instead of others that are incapable of making a single forward pass makes a difference I guess. Add to that, they have one of the best ball-winners in Europe protecting that back-line in Allan (£5.5m). The team deserves our attention at both ends of the pitch and you must erase every bad memory you had with this kid last year when he trolled you no end.

Elsewhere, a pair of 4.5m defenders are already standing out to me as the pick of the lot. I’ve got Tariq Lamptey (£4.5m) and Luke Ayling (£4.5m) on my watchlist for this price bracket. 

Lamptey, in particular, has immense potential. Brighton looked very encouraging against Chelsea, with Graham Potter instructing much of his team’s offensive play to travel through the full-backs. Lamptey showed us what he can do last season with an impressive performance against Liverpool and seems proficient in creating chances with great reliability.

Someday, we might even get to purchase a nailed-on defender from Arsenal at £4.5m or below. Now that the Gunners are much more solid at the back, I will be keeping close tabs on William Saliba (£4.4m) and Rob Holding (£4.5m) to see who emerges as the better option long-term. It is worth noting that Arsenal’s fixtures don’t become incredibly appealing until Gameweek 8, so we do have time to judge them, which is helpful.

After a major captaincy-fail last week, I really hope this week is easier on me. I am currently having a major heart versus head debate as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£12.0m) seems like the obvious captaincy pick, but I also happen to be a Manchester United fan. I know the Arsenal man has an easier fixture, based on the defensive prowess (or lack thereof) displayed by West Ham last season and in Gameweek 1 but I also own Anthony Martial (£9.0m) and Bruno Fernandes (£10.5m).

My co-host Zophar told me on this week’s episode of The FPL Wire that West Ham made Steve Bruce’s Newcastle look like prime Barcelona on Saturday evening. I trust his opinion and that has me worried about how much damage Aubameyang can do in Gameweek 2. That said, Manchester United were really effective going forward last season once Fernandes joined the team and Paul Pogba (£8.0m) was fit.

So, with all that to consider, I haven’t yet made up my mind about my next captaincy decision. Traditionally I always like captaining a Manchester United player in the first good home game of the season. And we do play this game for fun, right?

*Looks through post-season notes*

 “You love Tony gloves.”

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  1. Weak Become Heros
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Gudmunson off early tonight for Burnley, does that open up Pieters at LM?

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Pieters was subbed on for him so I guess there's a good chance.

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Could be! Pieters came on for him.

    3. JfA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I would say so, not sure how bad the injury is mind.

    4. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Just a knock I think. Brady will play at LM

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        RM*

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Ahhhh Gudmundson is a RM

    5. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Doesn't McNeil play at LM?

  2. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Is Doherty >> Digne a good move??

    1. FCSB
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Or save this week?

    2. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Save

    3. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Waste of transfer, why did you get Doherty in if he blanks 1 week and you get rid. Keep.

    4. Garth Marenghi
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      If everything else is fine, then yeah

    5. JohnnyRev7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      It´s a great move. I´ve just done it. Vibes coming out from both clubs are so different. I´d back the EVE defence over TOT for the next 3-4 GWs.

  3. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Camzy - think I saw you mention that Digne is not worth 6m, is he?

    Also what are your thoughts on Foden?

    1. Pumpy
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Ask him about going without Salah being the obvious move too

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Look, I prefer to be someone that says what I think. It contributes to the discussion unlike cheap shots like this and I find it's better to put yourself out there with a chance to be wrong.

        All good and well to always ask questions and never give answers or opinions. I might change my mind and my advice isn't always consistent but at least I will put it down and it's up to the reader to decide whether they choose to follow it or not.

        So many people take it personally as if I made them make a transfer that didn't work out. It's just talk. All discussion.

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Digne is not worth 6m imo. He's not on all set pieces only the ones on the left. He's also being played deeper in built up play. Of course I might be wrong, but for those 6m super attacking fullbacks, Doherty is the gold standard because he's always in the penalty box. Prefer that style of defender for my 6m guys. I think of them as midfield replacements. Is Digne playing like a midfielder? I think no.

      Also what makes Digne better than Shaw or AWB who are cheaper?

      Foden is all about minutes. If he plays regularly, he's worth closer to 8.5m as like a Mahrez type. There will be rotation but even if he plays closer to 2K minutes, that's still double his tally from last season and he'll probably get 150+ points. Wait and see on Guardiola I think. But from what I read and saw from last season, Guardiola is gonna want to deploy Foden as an inside forward like, funny enough, Iniesta. So he'll be very advanced and be very involved if he plays.

      I'm gonna wait and see on Wolves game. If he starts over Mahrez, that could be a really encouraging sign. At 6.5m he's a potential steal.

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Who plays along with KDB then - Gundo?

        And would you go for Foden over Digne?

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          They need a guy at the back for distribution. It's looking like Rodri.

          And they also need a midfielder to do some box to box and feed the forwards. KdB can do it but they don't want him there. They want him ahead of this guy to create.

          They used Gundo and Silva last season, but together, Rodri - Gundo pairing got City horrible results even though in theory it should work. I think they're likely to persist with it this season or else play KdB as 8 and use Torres out wide.

      2. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I felt he wasn't worth it before the season started and went with Keane @5m. It'll be interesting to see how Digne does.

      3. Bartowski
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Oh man this is gonna bite you on the ass when Digne get two assists this weekend....

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          It might. But oh well, I'd chalk it down to variance. In a single game, anything can happen. Doucoure could also come storming into the box and score 2 screamers.

          Would he suddenly be a better pick than Rodriguez who's on all lots of set pieces and playing further forward? All that's left to us is to play the percentages.

          1. Bartowski
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            I don't think it comes down to a better pick when one's a defender and one a mid. I find the trick is to cover good teams well and while the jury's still out on Rodriguez in comparison to a lot of promising mids Digne looks to be a good long term pick in a position I don't see many stand outs apart from the obvious Liverpool picks.

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              But there are standout options.

              AWB and Shaw as I named, there's also Wolves double up which is my own priority. I think defense is fairly easy to do from GW3 onwards. Get two Wolves defenders, get one of Robbo or TAA, and then have a 4.5m cover like Lamptey and then a 4.0.

              1. Bartowski
                • 11 Years
                1 year, 2 months ago

                From what I saw on Sunday, and admittedly this is just one game, Rodriguez kept playing the ball out wide to Digne to cross in and then took up a position outside the box to pick up and deflections so to me Digne seems a pretty integral part of their attack.

                Shaw is an interesting one but I'd rather cover Man U with one of their mids and Martial and not too keen on any treble up. I'm similarly not keen on the defensive double up hence why I've just sold KWP for Digne.

                1. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 year, 2 months ago

                  The long balls from Rodriguez were mostly from right to left. He was feeding Richarlison mainly, but yes, Digne sometimes as well.

                  Digne's big strength is his crossing ability so yeah, maybe there's something there. If he's crossing to guys like Rich and DCL, he's gonna get a fair few assists. But these are by definition really low percentage completion because they're really hard to pull off - that whipping cross from deep on the left. I just don't think the odds are in favor of Digne proving 1m more valuable than Keane who is also a threat from set pieces himself.

                  1. Bartowski
                    • 11 Years
                    1 year, 2 months ago

                    Sure Keane has gotten one or two goals a season probably from corners. You also seem to be ignoring that he got his assist on Sunday from a free kick. I really see him kicking on from last season and getting double digit assists. I mean you could make the whole low percentage completion argument on relation to the Pool fullbacks a couple of seasons ago.

      4. Ghost Ship
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        The difference is still unproven but Everton look to be tight defensively, while Tottenham have shown no sign of keeping many clean sheets. I’d say they balance each other out and my feeling is Digne will edge it as Everton will score more as well once they get going - obviously it’s all hypothetical until we’ve seen a few games though.

  4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    What do you think about this wildcard team?
    Apart from lots of them playing against eachother GW2.

    Martinez Steer
    TAA Digne James Saiss 4.0(which one?)
    Salah KDB Fernandes Klich Bissouma
    Jimenez DCL Brewster

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Not going for Podence with those juicy fixtures?

      Not sure if Ferguson(4.0) is first choice RB

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Tempted by him but the rotation risk + MCI is making me want to wait and see on him.

        Clyne is training with Palace
        https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/nathaniel-clyne-training-crystal-palace-liverpool-defender-new-club-a4549666.html

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Not quite what I’m going for but I do like it

      Ferguson for 4.0 for me but it comes with a risk

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        What's the risk?

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          See my reply to you above

        2. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          The risk is that Ferguson is injured and you don’t know if/when he will return

      2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Our teams looks different but I like yours too.

        Last piece of the puzzle for me is

        A) Justin/Ayling rotation, Hamez, Martial
        or
        B) Trent, Klich, Jimenez

        A has a stronger bench with Justin/Ayling
        But leaning towards B I think.

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Just don’t really know enough about Klich as an option

          1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Don't know much either but he looked good against pool and is on pens. That's enough for me for a 5.5 option.
            That slot will probably be where I make the most transfers if I would go for B.

  5. Danstoke82
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Would anyone do Havertz > James Rodriguez for a -4?

    I already have done Ings > Martial but seriously considering getting an Everton asset. Could also allow me to do Davies > Digne next GW

    1. Garth Marenghi
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Not for me

    2. ThisPostsOnFire
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      No No No
      Havertz will come good.

      1. Danstoke82
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Cheers guys

  6. The Wizard of Ozil
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Son close to a drop tonight?

    1. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yes but think he'll drop tomorrow

  7. n-doggg
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Made my transfers earlier to avoid price rise panics. Feels good with the power midfield 3. G2g? 0.0 itb

    Ryan
    TAA, Dier, kwp, Taylor
    Salah, auba(c), Bruno
    Werner, dcl, Adams

    Nyland, Bissouma, Mendy, Ferguson

    1. puhd
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yeah

    2. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Really like that team actually!

  8. Garth Marenghi
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Which to choose?

    A) Ayling at 4.5
    B) Shaw at 5

    1. n-doggg
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      B

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      B

    3. Garth Marenghi
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Thx

    4. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      B but like both options.

  9. BarryManilows
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    I think sheff Utd will go down this year they are a championship team on paper if not league 1, who agrees.

    1. n-doggg
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I think a lot of teams will have figured out how to play them. Going to be a tough season without Henderson

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Nope

    3. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      League 1 level... very harsh that

      Solid industrious team. if they get a spark & a goalscorer (big asks I know) they'll do ok

    4. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      They finished top half last season, completely deservedly.

      They conceded 2 goals in 6 mins and now they look like going down...

      Sure

  10. Az
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Mark and I are live in 7 mins for anyone interested:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ud47cDFIXI

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Cheers

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Nice

    3. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I'm there...

    4. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Cheers

  11. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Better option out of these two?

    A) Martial & Rodriguez
    B) Bruno & Watkins/Wilson

    Quite tempted to go with B as Bruno is much better away and I want to captain a United attacker in GW3 & 5 (bha, new).

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      A mate - better combo

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Cheers!

    2. n-doggg
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Really hard one.

      B Wilson

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Agreed the captaincy aspect for me is swinging it Bruno's favour. Cheers!

    3. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      B Wilson but both look good

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Yes its a tough one as I really like all 5 options mentioned. Maybe too early for Watkins but I'm optimistic about Villa this season. Cheers!

    4. Amey
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      B Wilson !

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Bruno is calling me. I was punished for selling him in GW38 also still can't for get that!

        1. Amey
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          I'm scared a bit. No Bruno 😀

    5. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Bruno + Wilson looks good.

    6. Wılly
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      B and Wilson

    7. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      All those saying B with Wilson are wrong. Go Watkins and thank me later

  12. Adzy
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    A) virgil Bruno Wilson
    B) Awb rashford jimi

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      A just

    2. n-doggg
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      A

    3. Garth Marenghi
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      A

  13. MGD
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    So much to do at work, no time for research myself this time 🙁

    3 quick questions:
    - Is Son falling in price?
    - Keep or drop Werner due to “injury”?
    - Son -> Rash g2g?

    1. n-doggg
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Make the transfer

    2. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Son -97 on fplstats
      I'd keep, pictured in training
      It's a no from me, okay fixture for Son.

      Thoughts below?

    3. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Werner should be ok

      prob do the transfer alright

  14. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Thoughts?

    Johnstone
    TAA Robbo Justin
    Salah Son Pulisic* Greenwood
    Jimenez Richarlison Nketiah*

    Button Mitchell Bissouma Vinagre

    A) Vinagre to Ayling/Taylor
    B) Pulisic, Nketiah to Werner, Soucek -4
    C) Nketiah to Adams/Watkins/Mitro

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      left field idea Vinagre & Nketiah to Digne & Brewster? 442

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        or bank FT & gamble Nketiah plays

        1. Pukki Party
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          I'm thinking gamble and hope he gets 20 minutes. Can't get Brewster until he gets a move.

          1. kennethrhcp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            didnt spot the 3 pool

            GL

            1. Pukki Party
              • 4 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              Thanks.

  15. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    With Doherty and Davies starting tonight in Europa, do we think they will start v Southampton??

    1. BENOIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      yeh

    2. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Stoke is CL level team but wouldn't call a home game against them Europa

      1. Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Yeah just forget that comment misread.

        1. FCSB
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          I’m still trying to decipher your comment haha

  16. BENOIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Why Podence over Neto?

    1. Wılly
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Jota > Podence > Neto, however Neto is the youngest by a few years and has potential to be better than the other 2

      1. BENOIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Can Podence play on the right, if Jota is on the left?

        1. Wılly
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Yes!
          Jota - Left and forward
          Neto - Left, right and forward
          Podence - Left, right and forward
          Traore, Right, forward and RWB

      2. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Well, right now there seems to be a problem witb Jota

    2. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Eye test. Podence looked excellent last weekend.

  17. Old Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Lawro is his usual boring self - predicting mostly either 2-0 or 1-1

    1. BENOIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Been stealing a living for far too long now. Farcical really

  18. Champagne supernova
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    We please can I get some advice

    I want 2 united attackers

    1..Martial and Bruno
    Or
    2..Rashford and Greenwood

    I recon Rashford will have a great season

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      A

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        *massive price difference tho

    2. n-doggg
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Out of that, 1. But it costs way more?

    3. Champagne supernova
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I have the cash to do it, I’m on a wild card

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        but the other players it affects matter

    4. james 101
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I went with oprion1

  19. cm790
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Ramsdale (Nyland)
    Justin TAA Shaw KWP (Mitchell)
    Alli Salah Aube Soucek (Pulisic)
    Nketiah Werner (Brewster)

    How do I sort this mess out?

    I was thinking Grealish in there somewhere and Martial?

    What do you think?

    1. Wılly
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Nketiah out would be a good start

    2. UnluckyXI
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Alli needs to go, not getting on with mourinho apparently.

      Also if they get reguilon they may switch to a 5 at the back which removes Alli's position

  20. schwing
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Alli not in the Spurs squad tonight, is he off?

  21. Klopp it
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    What's people's opinion on my current wildcard team, iv 0.5 itb

    Martinez
    Taa, Keane, Justin, saiss
    Salah, James Rodriguez, kdb, Traoré
    Martial, werner

    Bench, steer, Bissouma, Mitchell, brewster

  22. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Which would you go with out of:

    A. Digne & Willian

    Or

    B. Shaw & Rashford

    ?

    1. Wılly
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Not Willian,
      Saiss & Rashford as of next week

  23. balint84
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    A) save Son
    B) Rashford
    C) JRod

    1. Wılly
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Son has a good fixture but Rashford is a good option if you have the money

      1. Wılly
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Son played 90 minutes tonight actually, so B

  24. Freshy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Anyone getting NBC Peacock in the US and is it working properly for you? I cant get it to work properly. Breakup and buffering and the like. Now I see this weeks games have 3 on standard cable and 7 streaming.

    1. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Im on an old laptop (5 years old maybe)

  25. Klopp it
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Is Shaw a good idea? And also what's people's thots on Traoré? I need some wolves cover, I also have saiss

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      not being a d*ck... do you always just post questions? ever try help others out?

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        95% of posters = spam the same few questions over and over and never help anyone else

      2. Klopp it
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Your very observant and thats good, but too answer your question, I do help people also, I regret doing my wildcard and for that reason I'm trying my best to get it right, hence all the questions, but I do apology, and I will refrain from anymore questions, thanks for your input tho

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          dont refrain anything... ask away what you need but try give back a little to the place. you're regular like

          Id avoid Traore for a bit. will RWB suit him?

          1. Klopp it
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            I do do my bit with helping people believe it or not, but I get ur point, I don't know how hel settle there, but I do know he's explosive, spose it's a gamble but at the price there isn't much too chose from

            1. kennethrhcp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              i just think when he had Doh bombing past him it gave Traore more space

              be an interesting 1

    2. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Podence

    3. BoleynWin
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Don’t refrain from posting questions, you’re a paying member to this site & without people posting FFS would be dead. Discussion is what we are here for so keep it up.

      I’ve gone Lindleof for Utd cover, I wasn’t too confident of Shaws fitness/injury record long term & wanted to avoid the inevitable transfer there.

      Wolves wise, if you want a safe bet then Coady is your man. Saïss obviously much more attacking threat but his place isn’t nailed by any means & I think Nuno will tinker that back line a fair bit in the PL. out of Europe & the cup tonight, keeping a happy squad will be harder this year for him.

  26. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Have just made the Alli to James Rodriguez move and have 0.4 m in the bank. Still have Pulisic as well. What do you think I should do with him?

  27. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Torn

    A save
    B 52 point hit
    C wildcard

    1. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I like B

    2. Amey
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      😆

    3. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      How about a 26 point hit

    4. Klopp it
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      If its that bad c

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Just playing around and interested to find I could swap out all 15 and like the result. Don't especially mind my team this week so going nowhere unless I hedge a little and do Kane to Bruno - swapping out Havertz - my only real problem player. Jim in in exchange is never a bad result

  28. balint84
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Spurs - Soton prediction?

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      0-0

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        A one goal game

    2. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      An exciting 0-0

    3. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      2-2

    4. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      It’s Soton - Spurs. And 2-3.

    5. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      3-0

      Son hattrick 😉

    6. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      1-1

    7. Pariße
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Time to test that Southampton fpl popularity.

    8. Klopp it
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      1-2

    9. teneighty
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Both teams seem to have forgotten how to defend. There has to be goals in that game.

  29. inactive
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Pulisic on -88.

    Do you think he survives a price drop tonight?

    1. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yes for sure

    2. Amey
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      He should
      Hopefully 🙁

    3. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      id say so

  30. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Have just made the Alli to James Rodriguez move and have 0.4 m in the bank. Still have Pulisic as well. What do you think I should do with him? Trying to avoid a hit where possible.