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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1,967 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Ramsays Raw Steak
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    I was told kdb will rise .1 last night
    I brought him instead of bruno
    He didn't rise

    1. GloryManUnited
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Good Maths

      1. Ramsays Raw Steak
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        2+2 is 4

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Owen'ed

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Don't think any are rising mate, wc transfers effecting fpl stats, but I think the assests at the teams that play gwk1 are locked.

      1. stat sifter 888888
          2 months, 15 days ago

          The biggest reason they might rise is the taking "hits" approach, which is going to push up prices just beyond if it continues.

      2. ALI_G
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        you are using the wrong criteria for your transfers

      3. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Great to see that more developmentally disabled people are enjoying FPL

    3. Ramsays Raw Steak
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      How did doherty do?
      Worth 6m?

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Spurs looking terrible atm, don't think he is worth 6m right now

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Why O why o started with Davies instead of Saiss.

          Feck those who said Marcal is LCB ....

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Second o is i*
            😛

          2. Inazuma X1
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Tbh it was Flair here who said Spurs would get loads of cleansheets xD

            Plus all the documentary, 2nd season Mou, blah blah lol

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 15 days ago

              It's been one week, relax mate. Your takes are the shittiest here

              1. Amey
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Chill

                1. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Difficult to when he goes "Flair said this about Jose and Spurs" every other damn time he comments

                  1. Amey
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Must be kidding he.
                    We can all predict. Can't control future. Relax.

                    1. Inazuma X1
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Lol yeah just pulling his leg like everyone else does regarding the Spurs take xD

              2. GloryManUnited
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                I have to agree you were a bit aggresive with your early Spurs takes. LOL

                They'll come good, just a matter of how good, Ja'feel?

      2. Hiddenpaw
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        He almost scored though if he had it would have been a different story. Give another week at least.

        1. Oooof
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          This

    4. TheSpethelWon
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      So - without laughing at my overloaded midfield (which has never worked as a tactic for me...ever...yet here I am banging my head against the same wall because I am an idiot)

      What do you reckon? 🙂

      Pickford
      Lamptey-Justin-Saiss-James-Mitchell
      Fernandes - Auba - Salah - De Bruyne - Jorginho
      Bamford - Wilson -Brewster

      0.4 ITB

      1. Hot Toddy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Woeful

        1. TheSpethelWon
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          X-D

        2. Sophistry
            2 months, 15 days ago

            That's being generous

        3. stat sifter 888888
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Nothing that wrong with approach imo. I think Fernandes and De Bruyne might be a bit too much but they're all pretty good picks for their categories. If it works, you'll be laughing.

            1. TheSpethelWon
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Hell, if it works, I'll be as surprised as everyone else!

              I kinda also figure that it's not too hard to downgrade midfield and strngthen other areas...

              But mostly it relieves the FOMO on those names...

          • Rasping Drive
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            F*€k me pink

            1. TheSpethelWon
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Boyish curiousity of 'how many big ones can fit at once'.

              1. Rasping Drive
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Your squad’s got some girth, that’s for sure

                1. TheSpethelWon
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  But lacks depth, doesn't it?
                  Heard that can help hit that sweet spot

          • Sophistry
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Wow, it really is Spethel

              1. TheSpethelWon
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Thank you...

                1. Sophistry
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Id prefer an apology

                    1. TheSpethelWon
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Thorry

                      1. Sophistry
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          I'm kidding, really might just work. Goodluck

              2. Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Which is a better combo?

                A) Rodriguez + Martial
                B) Bruno + DCL

                1. Essan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Well I have done B

                  So that probably means A !

                2. Don Kloppeone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  I planned on B. Then fell asleep on transfer screen last night and woke up to DCL being 0.1 higher and that move being impossible so I’m now prob doing A 😆

              3. Amey
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Any fellow Pulisic owners here ?

                What are you guys doing with him ?

                Don't give me hope that he'll be fit 😀

                1. Inazuma X1
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Athletic Journalist has already said he's a doubt for next GW - but gotta wait for the presser

                  1. Amey
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Frank is a lier .... 🙁

                    1. Inazuma X1
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Haha yeah I don't trust these Managers

                      Pulisic and Vinagre owner

                2. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Waiting it out

                  1. Amey
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Good

                3. Karan14
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Feel like selling him tonight before Lampard gives me a small hope that he starts against Pool.

                  1. Amey
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    14∆ remaining still ... We can wait another day

                    1. Karan14
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      I don't feel like risking it honestly. He could do his hamstring again against Pool. If he does start I feel it will be out of Lampard's desperation rather than him being fully fit.

                      1. Flair
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Chances of him starting are extremely low, however he should sub on and then start the next few games so I am keeping Puli.

                        1. Karan14
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          This reminds of Martial last season around GW3!

                          Was always close to a return but missed like 5-6 weeks.

                          1. Flair
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            2 months, 15 days ago

                            To be fair Ole's a massive liar when it comes to injuries and team news. With Puli, he actually had a setback before the game otherwise he surely would have came on

                            1. Karan14
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              Let's see I'm keen to sell him and get him back once he's fully fit or maybe Havertz/Puli if they look better options. Have Werner too and selling Puli enables Ings to Martial for me so quite tempted tbh.

                      2. Amey
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Hate myself for starting with him.

                        Any 5.5 m Midfielder you'd suggest ??

                        I'm keeping £ to get Werner then. Chelsea attack is awesome and i need a share there

                        1. Karan14
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          Klich (he's on pens I think) & Podence seems like good options. Harrison looked good too.

                          1. Amey
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 15 days ago

                            Thanks. Those 3 & Doucoure in my radar. Let's see ... Might sell if Frank says he's a doubt & will get Werner the following GW

                4. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  @Blue_Footy on twitter says he’s back in training and predicts start or bench. Seems reliable with 75k followers

                  1. Amey
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Thanks Rafa.
                    I need a © GW 3
                    It's either him or Werner.

                    Problem is Werner would need a hit 😀

                    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Kev? Raz? Salah? Bruno? Martial? Plenty of picks in GW3 surely?

                      1. Amey
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Check fixtures Rafa. All tricky ...

                        WBA is as plum as it gets. If i end up with Pulisic and he's still doubt I'll © Raz/Kevin yeah

                  2. Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Where did he predict a start or bench?

                5. Oooof
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  I’m keeping for the time being

                  1. Amey
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Hmm
                    Hopefully we get some good news that he's fit

                    1. Oooof
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Yes

                6. Seanigula
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  He’ll get 20 minutes then reinjure his hamstring

                  1. Amey
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    🙁

              4. Inazuma X1
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Tark not in the squad - worrying for Burnley owners?

                Linked heavily with Leicester

                1. Amey
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Dyche would leave the club. I don't think he'll go to Leicester at least

                2. Zim0
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Isn't he injured

              5. Hiddenpaw
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Great article as always Lateriser. I need some help.
                Alli needs to go but to whom:
                A) Harrison to free up cash
                B) Zaha fixtures look good
                C) Grealish fixtures again
                D) Greenwood already have Martial

                1. Inazuma X1
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  C or D for me

                2. stat sifter 888888
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Harrison looks like a very decent budget pick but he's not exactly in the same category as the other players on this list yet. Zaha doesn't look as likely to switch to the wing now Eze and Schlupp seem to be competition on one side and Townsend fairly nailed on the other. Instinctively I would say B, then D as I prefer no double-ups and then C. Think Watkins will eventually lessen Grealish's shots and goal-scoring contributions.

                3. Dynamic Duos
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Jota frozen out?

                  1. stat sifter 888888
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Nah, too good.

                  2. RAFA THE GAFFA
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Best combo?

                    A. Martial+Rodríguez (+1m)
                    B. Rashford+Richarlison

                    1. Dynamic Duos
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      A

                    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      A for me, easily

                    3. Karan14
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      A

                    4. zotter
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      A by far.

                    5. RAFA THE GAFFA
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Cheers all

                    6. waltzingmatildas
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Bruno and dcl an option?
                      A

                      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        No. DCL price rise. Stats look so poor tbh. Although small sample

                  3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Which option looks better?

                    A) Justin/Ayling rotation, Hamez, Martial [have Bruno and DCL]
                    or
                    B) Trent, Klich, Jimenez

                    1. zotter
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      B just. Wait to see if Leeds look like keeping sheets

                      1. Inazuma X1
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Don't think they will keep many CS

                      2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        I believe they will. So excited to see more of Leeds.

                    2. Amey
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      B is Gold !

                      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Really? Assumed everyone was gonna say A actually

                        1. Amey
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          Taa & Jimenez is FPL Gold

                          1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 15 days ago

                            Yes, they are. Hamez and Martial could also be gold, that's the problem 😉

                            1. Amey
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              Later are proven in PL 🙂
                              Hamez ain't

                              1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                Can't argue against that!

                    3. Inazuma X1
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      A - Martial's year this season

                      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        I think that could be the case. But Jimenez could also be better this season with no EL.

                  4. zotter
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Perhaps sometimes wise to ignore appeal of other players (United) you don’t have... good to save FT as don’t see any weak link or easy way to get a united player (except greenwood)??

                    McCarthy
                    Lascelles. Bavies. Trent. Bellerin
                    Auba salah. Son
                    Werner. Dcl. Wilson

                    Nyland. Soucek. Romeu. Mitchell

                    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Looks good to save mate

                    2. Rasping Drive
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      I would be a wee bit worried going into GW2 without any United assets but if you have the stones to resist the alliure, good for you, Zot. I would actually be more concerned not having any Everton players.

                  5. balint84
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Son to Rodriguez or Rashford or save him?

                    1. zotter
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      I would do Rashford if I could afford him.

                      Bale may impact Son which sounds weird

                    2. Little Red Lacazette
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Rashford

                  6. Inazuma X1
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Ohhhh another player dropping in price - Pulisic

                    1. Inazuma X1
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Havertz on 70% as well

                      1. JURGENAUT
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Hopefully not before GW2

                    2. waltzingmatildas
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      No!

                  7. gers23
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Was going to keep Kane another week, but I think I just want rid.. Martial or DCL?

                  8. bootsmanus
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Best 5.5 or 5.0 to replace Bowen with?

                    1. Inazuma X1
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Podence

                  9. RAFA THE GAFFA
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Ok, busy weekend ahead so how does this look? Ings >> Martial tonight as planned before any possible rise? Then Pulisic >> Rodríguez if he isn’t ruled out for a -4?

                    McCarthy
                    TAA, Egan, Davies, Justin
                    Salah, Auba, Pulisic*, ASM
                    Werner*, Ings
                    (Nyland, Mitchell, Bissouma, Davis)

                    1. zotter
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Definitely do the first.

                    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      If he is ruled out that should read*

                  10. El Fenomeno R9
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Hmm looking at Dallas + Ayling over TAA + 6.0M on WC,could be good value maverick move could be disaster.

                    Allows 4.5M more,Martial over Soucek +0.5 for Willian > Pulisic when fit.

                    or stick to plan Martial out for Soucek + TAA + Digne

                  11. zotter
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Is this folly?

                    Gw2. Werner to martial
                    Gw3. Auba. Son to kdb. Rashford -4

                  12. Klaren
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    If Jota is sold, Podence becomes a great option.

                    1. zotter
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Agreed. Extremely good option

                    2. Amey
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Wow ??

                      Any source ?? I can do with a 5.5m Wolves attacker 😀

                      1. Klaren
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Just rumours based on him being left out of the match squad but strange given he also didn't play on the weekend. He was in the squad vs Sheffield United though so shouldn't be an injury issue.

                        1. Amey
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          Thanks !
                          Cam be interesting

                    3. Silent Friend
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      His wife delivered a baby just yesterday (or today)

                      1. Klaren
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        I see, that's probably the reason then, not a transfer.

                    4. Old Man
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      He was always a good option.

                      1. Klaren
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Not if he gets rotated heavily (he could if they sign a RWB, would have to compete with Traore and Jota).

                  13. The Littlest Robbo
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Bench two :

                    A. Egan (avl)
                    B. Davies (sou)
                    C. Taylor (lei)
                    D. Soucek (ars)

                    1. zotter
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      C D. Easy if you ask me

                    2. Traction Engine Foot
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      C and D

                    3. Rassi
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      A and C

                    4. Ramsays Raw Steak
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      A d

                  14. Eat my goal!
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Looking forward to utd’s game - I doubt palace will be the same prospect away from home!

                    1. Amey
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Same here
                      Will mostly going for a drink too 🙂
                      Might end up © Martial for the fun

                    2. diesel001
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Just hope Utd take Palace's counter-attack seriously. Leave an extra guy back. Palace are a one-trick pony, but Zaha, Ayew and Eze are quicker than most defenders in the PL. The amount of space Southampton left them was criminal.

                      If you got Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford and Martial, you don't need to overcommit in attack. Just use the width of the pitch and your pace/skill to win the FKs, Pens, and create the space to shoot.

                  15. Gudjohnsen
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Will Son drop before saturday?

                    1. Inazuma X1
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      yep

                    2. Toothless
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Tonight, according to Fix.

                    3. UnluckyXI
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      After that performance I imagine even more people will be getting rid

                  16. Inazuma X1
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Greenwood instead of TAA for next 2 GWs?

                    1. Amey
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Nope

                    1. The 12th Man
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Salah,KDB,Bruno,Jimenez
                      Fit your team around them then.

                  17. schmileyg
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Decided On a punt without any expense at the back , thoughts are all appreciated in advance!

                    Pickford

                    Holding / Shaw / Justin - Mitch / 4m

                    James / Auba / De Bruyne /Bruno - 2x 4.5

                    Martial / Rich/ Mitro

                    Thoughts?

                    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      6 midfielders

                    2. zotter
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Looks like six midfielders

                  18. balint84
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Rashford now or Bruno a week later?

                    1. Toothless
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      This is also my dilemma.

                      Who are you thinking of getting rid of?

                      1. balint84
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        HM Son

                      2. balint84
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        A week after Auba

                  19. Werner Bremen
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Whom to play:

                    A) James (LIV)

                    B) Saiss (MCI)

                    1. Amey
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      B

                  20. Geordie19
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Evening all, what 2 would you Start... thank you.
                    Robertson (che)
                    Alli (sou)
                    Adams (TOT)
                    Saiss (MCI)

                  21. Toothless
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Really stuck between:

                    a) Son -> Rashford
                    b) Salah -> Fernandes

                    Have £0.5m itb, (a) will cost me that, (b) will give me £2m going in to gwk3.

                    1. Flaming Flamingo
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      A looks like a good transfer and B looks like an accident waiting to happen. In my opinion

                      1. Toothless
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Do you think the accident is getting rid of Salah?

                    2. UnluckyXI
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Son struggled to make an impact against plodvid tonight, think that's says it all

                    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      A, very easily

                    4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      A

                    5. Little Red Lacazette
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      a. Not even close

                    6. Toothless
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Thanks all.

                      This was what I've been wanting to do since last weekend.

                      Was just the money issue that was making me doubt myself.

                  22. RAFA THE GAFFA
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    So FPL stats now predicted the Manchester players won’t rise. Is this just an update to their algorithm (a guess) or do they have insider info?