Pro Pundits - Lateriser

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. phily4321
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Any spurs fanatics know what the story is with Dele? A mourinho tactile gamble that went wrong and silly rumours or could there genuinely be an issue?

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

      ya wondering the same. Resting him today would be good but he isn't even on the bench!

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

        and why would he need a rest when he played 45 mins.. :/

      2. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I’d guess that he’s told him to stay behind and get in physical shape.

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      There is an issue. Controversial but he is lazy.

      Lo Celso is a more creative player than Alli.

      If you see the documentary, Mou starts praising Lo Celso after Project Restart.

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Lo Celso is their Eriksen now

    3. Gmackintosh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I am wondering the same! I have Dele at the moment and not sure whether to offload or who to. Not convinced Greenwood is going to play

    4. COLLIN QUANER
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I think it's Dele's lack of effort. I recently watched the new Spurs documentary on Amazon and it was apparent that Dele doesn't put the work in at training

      1. phily4321
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Yeah I've seen the doc too. Highlights his laziness more than once. Already lost the 0.1 so may as well wait and see how it develops.

        Could also be trying to give him a wake up call before throwing him in at the weekend

  2. Werner Bremen
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Martial or Rasford and why?

    1. Werner Bremen
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Rashford*

    2. Russell
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I'd go Rashford, he's getting better every year and I feel he may push on even more in 20/21.

      1. Werner Bremen
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        You could say the same about Martial. But I see your point. Thanks

    3. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Martial. Rashford's stats last season are skewed due to pens.

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

        He did win 4 of those pens to be fair

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

      Martial

    5. grumpyman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Rashford. Less injury prone, more points for goals and clean sheets, will likely still take some penalties too (ones he wins, when Bruno is not on the pitch).

    6. Dokdok666
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Rashford. When he got injured last season he would have been the topscorer of the game if he had correctly been listed as a mid

  3. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Don't really understand the form/fitness/being sharp thing about Salah against Leeds.

    Reason he hauled is Leeds' high line and space provided, nothing else

    (of course the pens)

    1. faux_C
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      So why where his stats so much better than Mane, playing against the exact same high line and space??

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Two words. Luke Ayling.

        1. faux_C
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          You can try to justify it however you like tbh. Salah will get the golden boot this season.

        2. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          That's a fair point actually, I thought Ayling was outstanding. Did unbelievably well to stop Mane, as well as provide an offensive threat. Great performance.

      2. COK3Y5MURF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Their nPxG+xA in the game was around the same. In fact, Mane's was 0.03 higher.

    2. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Really? He looked razor sharp. Was visibly a different player to me.

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

        Agreed. Haven’t seen him in such good shape for a while

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          He was even passing to Mané!

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

            If I didn’t know he was teetotal, I’d say he must have been drunk!

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

      Guess it's worth waiting, next couple of games should show us either way

    4. Lateriser 12
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      That's fair eye test is a subjective thing I guess

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Haha true, we will know more in the coming weeks

    5. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I know it's tempting to gravitate towards a simple solution in a such noisy world, but things are often complex. I'm sure the high line played a large factor, I'd say it was the biggest reason, but, as with most things, the haul was likely due to a combination of many different factors. Salah looked good...

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        He looked good yeah but nothing different. But people tend to forget that his mean is 250 points. 300 pointer was an outlier mainly based on how the way Pool played in that season (the terrible defence)

    6. Teddy Steddingham
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Not talking the stats, but Salah ran the match as far as I'm concerned and dragged Liverpool through it. The quality of the goal is also worth taking into account for me. It reminded me of his best season - he knew he was going to score and made it look easy.

      It may be that he had a good game, but knowing what he can do if he's at his best he is worth holding onto for a week or so imo which is all anyone is saying.

    7. shader98
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 8 days ago

      He's hauled for 3 straight years. He didn't haul because of Leeds. It's what he does.

  4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Jimenez looked so good against SHU.

    Are we overlooking him because of Martial?
    I was considering Martial for the armband this week but now I'm leaning towards Salah.

    Jimenez or Martial? Have Bruno (on WC)

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Martial - higher upside potential

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Martial is a © material. Jimenez is not.
      Tony for me.

    3. liverpool01
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Jimenez as you already have Martial, great fixtures for Wolves. I wouldn't go double on Man Utd with their fixtures.

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I don't think double up on them is a bad idea. Fixtures ain't that bad and they have a very good attack now.

    4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Cheers guys.

    5. Werner Bremen
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      If you already have Bruno, I would go with Jimenez

    6. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I guess it's easier to start with Martial and Get Jim GW3 if Tony doesnt deliver.

  5. Tamagotchi Massacre
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Anyone mulling over AwB?

    Probably not the best value at 5.5 but all four of his assists came in their improved second half of the season and 3 once Bruno had arrived.

    Anyone think he's capable of producing that form over the season and tracking up another 20+ points

    He looks temping for the run united have which is fairly good

    1. faux_C
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Utd's defence is nowhere near good enough to justify a 5.5 defender with such poor output going forward.

      1. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        They kept 11 clean sheets on the second half of the season

        That's nuts

      2. Maddamotha
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Who’s so much better at that price?

        1. Tamagotchi Massacre
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Don't have the stats available to me to check his points distribution across time but 10 clean sheets, 4 assists and appearance points must represent a very healthy return across 19 games for a 5.5 player. His total of 127 is very much is a tale of two halves

          Question is can he/they carry on where he left off

      3. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        United had the 3rd best defence in the league last season

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Honestly I would just get Shaw

      1. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        So would I if it wasn't inevitable he would be injured

      2. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Oddly also managed zero goals or assists in his 1730 minutes last year

    3. Easy Cheesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I have him. Was going to with shaw but just thought he is nailed, better bps and was definitely far up the pitch post restart. He still looks uncomfortable taking ppl on/ crossing but hopefully confidence grows in that area

  6. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    It's possible KDB and Bruno could rise Friday night if the new rule is a threshold multiplier for GW1 blanks. Wildcards now seem an unlikely explanation, so most likely options are either increased thresholds or locked until GW2.

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

    Great article, as a Mané owner I'm holding. If that becomes a straight swap for Salah, that's fine.
    This week I'm thinking of :
    Ings and pulisic to martial and greenwood for - 4.
    How does this look?

    Mccarthy
    TAA James ayling
    Auba(c) Mané greenwood soucek
    Werner Adams martial
    (Button bissouma ctaylor Mitchell)

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Greenwood is still a risk but wait for Ole's presser

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

        I will, although I can't see him saying anything definitive!

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Yeah there's also the potential RW signing - Sancho or someone else

  8. AandyzZ
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Can people stop taking Son out!! I only want him for the Southampton game!

    Sellers will be punished I’m certain, get rid after!

  9. FPL Dancer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    For those planning to use their Wildcard for Gameweek 2, check out the video below for some tips!!

    https://youtu.be/uVBeTufbplE

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Get a grav bro

  10. Bambi
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Does C.Taylor starting vs SHU mean he is not first choice and unlikely to feature GW2?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Possibly - was fit for the start last season as well IIRC

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        *wasnt fully fit

  11. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Is Salah a decent captaincy option vs Arsenal in GW3?

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

      Not for me. Arsenal look much more organised under Arteta. Salah didn't get a sniff in the Community Shield.

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Not against a back five Arsenal will deploy.

      Plus Arteta is a genius.

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

      If he is in his 18/19 form like many think, I don't think the fixtures will really matter

    4. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      He’s always a decent captain option tbh

    5. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      City/Chelsea that week easily over Liverpool

    6. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Probably gonna be my captain

  12. THE WERNER DELUSION
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    those Sheff U signings were smart, Wilder is a genius

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Indeed. Brewster signing will be too.

    2. mariorva
      1 month, 9 days ago

      What signings? hahaha. they have the same team without henderson

  13. Werner Bremen
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Get Saiss or pay the extra 0.5 for AWB?

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Would rather have Saiss

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Get Shaw if you wanted United defender

    3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Saiss

  14. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Tottenham struggling against farmers?

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Yep

  15. 03farmboy
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Decisions what to do with free transfer?

    Ings out - Calvert Lewin in
    Davies or Kwp out - holding in
    Keep transfer

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Keep from those

    2. COLLIN QUANER
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Keep transfer

  16. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Any puli update? Looking at this lot which is best?

    A. Ings >> Martial
    B. Pulisic >> J.Rod
    C. Ings+Pulisic >> Martial+J.Rod -4
    D. Ings+Pulisic >> Richalison+Rashford -4
    E. Pulisic+Davies >> J.Rod+Digne -4

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

      Evening mate. If its any help Frank Lampard said that Puli had suffered a " minor" set back on recovery and didnt risk him for the squad on Monday, which would suggest the bench may be an option this week, but we all know how cagey Frank can be with his quotes on players. Finally I did the Ings to Martial move but that was always my plan and I see no reason why I wouldnt make that move.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Hi mate! Hope all is well at your end! Yeah, I think I’ll pull the Ings >> Martial move as I also saved 0.5 to do that. I’d be happy with Puli off the bench and then set up nicely for GW3. You agree?

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

          yes mate I do agree...............

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

      A

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Thanks mate

  17. bitars
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Current wildcard team, any good?

    Emiliano Martínez, (Steer)
    TAA, Digne, Doherty, Saiss, (Mitchell)
    KDB, Salah, Podence, James, (Bissouma)
    Martial, Jimenez, (Brewster)

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Too much money at the back

      1. bitars
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I am not sure about that. Imo those defenders will probably score more points then the most midfielders at same price.

        1. bitars
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          What would you do instead?

          1. Inazuma X1
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Better value at the back in the 5m bracket

        2. Kakashi Of The Leaf
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Personally love it. Very nice defence there. I would probably get Coleman and keep the 1m in the bank or spend upfront. Because if you want big attackers upfront you might find it difficult to get the money. Digne is better option but i would do it.

          1. bitars
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Thanks for the response and valid points. In the same way i can do that move anyway with a dubble transfer or a -4 anytime.

    2. COLLIN QUANER
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Like it

    3. ameisin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Looks really good. It's an easy downgrade of either Digne/Doh if you want to get some Chelsea in.

  18. No Salah
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Play Soucek ( Ars ) or Che Adams ( Tot )?

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Che

    2. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Soucek

  19. Werner Bremen
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    A) AWB and Pickford

    B) Digne and 4.5 keeper

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

  20. My blood is Blue
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Seen Gudmundsson subbed for Peiters, is he injured?

  21. Stormbringer22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Had a provisional transfer of Havertz 》 James Rodriguez lined up, however, seeing that Son may drop in price tonight I am considering shipping Son instead for James. Silly chasing value when it comes to 0.1?

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I wouldn't worry that much. If you're hell bent on bringing in Rodriguez then just keep the player who you think better in the long term.

  22. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Vinagre starts in the EFL Cup

    * you NES XD

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      He better score a hatty and win his place back

  23. ★Kuntheman★
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Current WC team, trying to get ahead with the introduction of a few City and United assets:

    McCarthy (Nyland)
    TAA Digne Saiss Justin (Mitchell)
    Salah De Bruyne Fernandes Klich (Bissouma)
    Martial DCL (Davis)

    Would love to fit in Werner and Richarlison as my front two but that seems to be a tough ask without potentially downgrading Fernandes to Greenwood for United cover. Thoughts?

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Fantastic team. I would want Jimenez in there personally but only way to do that is downgrade Tony and I doubt you want to do that. Spot on otherwise

      1. ★Kuntheman★
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Cheers mate. Tempted to do Fernandes->4.5, DCL->Richarlison, and Davis->Werner in a 4-3-3 too. What do you think about that?

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Nice. I’ve had to sacrifice Werner too, at least while I’m keeping Salah. But I don’t feel comfortable at all with that.

      Captain Fernandes?

      1. ★Kuntheman★
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I'm on captain Martial right now.

        Slightly tempted to go Fernandes->4.5, DCL->Richarlison, and Davis->Werner in a 4-3-3. What do you think?

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I think you should keep Bruno then decide between Martial and Werner. I very much like DCL and Wilson at their price points.

          1. ★Kuntheman★
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            That's fair, where should I find the 0.5 for Martial to Werner though? That's a tough find in this team, especially since I really want Saiss-TAA-Digne at the back

            1. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Either TAA to Robbo, or Digne to Keane. Klich could be downgraded to 5m instead.

    3. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Brewster over Davis in case he gets a loan move.

      1. ★Kuntheman★
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I'll do that if I keep this format. What do you think about my potential 4-3-3?

    4. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I'd go for Podence - has a great run of fixtures

      1. ★Kuntheman★
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I've been tempted! A little worried about him getting rotated. And Klich vs Fulham is just too tempting, especially if he's on pens

  24. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Anyone had a good start but still considering wildcarding in GW3?

    I have Davies and Vinagre to sort out while wanting the desirable switch from Auba to KdB. Think it’s worth playing the WC in that case.

    1. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Think it's not worth in that case, imo. 5+ players out for a WC for me.

      Also, what's wrong with Davies?

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

        They're signing Reguilon so surely Davies is a risk

        1. WALOR
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Who will remain a starter for longer - Davies or Justin?
          I have both in my draft league team, need to for setting waivers.

      2. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        He may move to LCB which is fine but I’m in trouble if Mourinho sticks to a back 4.

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Next week you will have 3 more players to deal with.

      This thing will go on & on - Best to use for 6+ players

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        There has to be a point where it’s better to be decisive and play the WC than impact your OR by dragging -4’s out. Agree that a balance has to be found.

    3. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      In a similar boat

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Yeah, it’s tricky. Auba to KdB is the strategic move and then a -4 for Vinagre to James or Saiss. And that’s before the gameweek has even played out.

  25. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Have a lot of fires to put out in my team at the moment. Have Alli, Pulisic and Ben Davies. What would you do in this situation? Who would be the priority to get out?

  26. Original Pirate Material
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Willian or JRod for this one week only?

  27. Werner Bremen
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Would you rather have:

    A) Saiss and Pickford

    B) Digne and 4.5 GK

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A

  28. Kakashi Of The Leaf
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Saiss OR Marcal?

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      S

    2. Werner Bremen
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Saiss

  29. JaydenLFC87
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Is captaining Salah madness over Abameyang??

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Not really tbh

    2. Werner Bremen
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I was thinking the same thing in GW1, and look where it got me...So no, definitely not madness.

    3. COLLIN QUANER
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      No. I will probably captain Salah again

  30. Lee8686
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Any suggestions?

    Currently looking at Werner and havertz to Fernandes and DCL but not sure if I am being too hasty. Ideally don't want to take a hit after gw1

    McCarthy
    Tierney, Trent, Justin
    Salah, Auba(c) Saint M, Lundstrum, Havertz
    Werner, Nketiah

    Steer, Antonio, Mitchell, Vinagre

    0.0 ITB
    1 FT

    1. Garth Marenghi
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Antonio Lundstram nketiah vinagre out, and keep just one Chelsea player, might depend on Werner injury