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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.”

1,967 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Klopp it
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Please please help, which wildcard team looks better

    A

    Martinez
    Taa, Castagne, coleman
    Podence, bissouma , kdb, Salah, James Rodriguez
    Werner, martial

    Bench, nyland, saiss, Mitchell, brewster

    B

    Martinez
    Taa, JUSTIN, coleman, saiss
    RASHFORD, kdb, Salah, KLICH
    Werner, JIMENEZ

    Bench, nyland, bissouma Mitchell, brewster

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

      Do you need to WC?

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

        Yea I'm on a wc

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

      A

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

      A looks good. Although is Coleman nailed? Also think podence will get rotated so expect a few 1 points from him.

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

      A looks good, but think of it this way:

      How did your original team look to you this time last week? You probably feel the same about this team. What will you do if your wildcard fails you now?

      I got 33 points this week. 33 points. I had James Justin on the bench for 9pts FFS!

      My first game last year (and the first time I played) - 89 points and I finished the season on 2,200.

      I'm going to stick with my original team, move a few players around and maybe make one transfer. I might even keep a transfer for next week if I can convince myself...

      We don't have enough data yet! Don't WC! Well, do what you like, but is it really the best tic-tac?

  2. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Best combo this week and longterm?

    A. Pulisic*+Martial
    B. Rodriguez+Ings
    C. Bruno+Wilson (-4)
    D. Rodriguez+Martial (-4)

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

      C

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

      Probably A... but bruno on pens could be big over the whole season with all these vars

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

      Long-term: A. Prob is uncertainty around Puli.

      This week: C

    4. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      D this week, A long term.

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

      I have a long term team then 😆

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

    Is Soucek's actually a good option with those fixtures?

    Surely a 4.5 def could be better?

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

      Soucek*

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

      I don't think he is. I'd rather upgrade to someone with better fixtures/more points potential or just save the 0.5 and go with fodder

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

      Rather have a 4.5 def + 0.5

    4. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Is he your 11th or 12th man? Depends on who you'll get instead of him. The FDR, for me, predicts teams chances of a win. Doesn't mean they won't score any goals if they don't win.

  4. tissae
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Would you do Son --> Bruno for -4? Why?

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Maybe, set pieces help with the hit to an extent, i did this move last night but for free

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

      Yes. Spurs seem to be a total mess and Bruno is FPL gold. I did this transfer last night

    3. Flaming Flamingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I'd give Son the next 2 personally

    4. Carefree Crew
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yes. Did it early as it was my planned transfer.
      Son was a place holder for Bruno.

      Spurs fixture congestion is ridiculous. He can't play 90mins PL every week & financially with stadium debt & no fans, Europa revenue is critical to them. Both Son & Kane travelled & played when other players were left behind. Son playing wide with Kane back reduces his output, Mourinho isn't as attacking as Poch, so that's why Son out.

      Bruno last season speaks for itself...
      Penalties at OT, plus DvdB won more penalties than any other player in the Dutch league last season! I think Bruno was essential for restart, I know his price has gone up but 3 of next 4 fixtures are favourable & tougher games are at home after that at which point reassess. Personally I'm likely to keep as a season keeper. As a Captain option & long term acquisition in my mind it justifies the hit.

    5. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      No. Son, cheaper, has more attacking upside and less competition for attacking points in the Spurs team with decent fixtures. Spurs had a bad start, may have more poor games but Son should be a threat. Bruno is class but has a few teammates who can get decent points. Bruno's class for me isn't translated into enough points, makes Man Utd tick.

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Could not disagree more.

        1. GreennRed
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          I can see why too. Spurs looked brutal and Bruno is class with tasty fixtures. But it's only one game in for Spurs and to get Bruno for him is WC or 4 points down. It's more Bruno's points potential stopping me than Son being good and a look at how he does FPL-wise could have me getting him for Aubameyang.

          1. Salah’s Sonnet
            • 10 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Faur points man, watch son go bang in four now haha!

  5. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Nice article on Thiago, will make Liverpool an even bigger threat. Massive signing!

    https://www.football365.com/news/opinion-thiago-alcantara-aesthetic-dimension-liverpool-machine

    1. Oooof
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I think he will assist the assister so although not a fantasy gold asset in himself, I think he’ll help TAA, Robbo, Salah, Mane and even Firmino pick up more points.

    2. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Hopefully they won't sell Wijnaldum.

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

    WC Team. GTG?

    Meslier Button
    Shaw Saiss Coleman Justin Struijk
    Salah Auba Willian Podence Bissouma
    Werner Martial DCL

    Auba becomes KDB GW3

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

      Just no TAA is the thing

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

        He hasn’t looked great for quite some time now (project restart / last weekend). Are people picking him more out of fear than logic?

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

          People said the same about Salah. He's been the best defender in the game for the past couple of years, a few sub-par games doesn't make him a bad option all of a sudden

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

            He’s not a bad option at all. I think he’s amazing. But his next six fixtures are tough and I can only see two clean sheets for Pool defenders. Compare that same fixture run to Wolves (after this week), Everton and United, my three first choice defenders.

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

              Fair enough, I'm wildcarding and going with Robertson and TAA. Best value in the game imo

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

      Willian and auba is a no With the fixture turn - way I see it is one will become Kdb the second you could get puli so no needs to have Werner

      Podence isn’t nailed

      Coleman is a bit meh these days

      Probably too much up front Back to the evolution of midfield - if you get a chelsea mid you could have a cheap forward in place of Werner - therefore enabling upgrades elsewhere - Coleman to digne etc

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

        I’d already said that Auba becomes KDB GW3. That leaves me with 0.9m in the bank to upgrade Willian to a Chelsea midfielder when they emerge (if Willian disappoints).

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

      Don't like the Defense.
      Shaw Coleman injury prone.
      Justin Struijk will lose places in some GW's.

      GK is bad one. He's just ... Short 😀

      Should have stopped that Salah bullet in Top corner

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

        Shaw and Coleman have great fixtures so I’m prepared to roll the dice. I think Leeds will surprise a few. Justin is a short term pick (he’ll become a Burnley defender in a few weeks time). That Salah bullet ensured I got a Salah captaincy hat trick so I’m happy

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

    Anyone going for Rashford instead of Fernandes? That 1.0m feels like it goes a long way!

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

      I was very tempted but actually took a bit in the end to get Bruno over rashford, purely for the pens

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

        Hit*

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

      I'm on wildcard and doing just that. Think Rashford's a great option

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

      I've been looking at a lot of stats/prediction sites and Rashford is effective Bruno's equal, just without penalties. Have even odds to score this week with the bookies. I think I'm going for it.

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

      For me i'm steering clear of Rashford ... got a feeling for 9.5 he wont be great value .... Im going for Donny @ 7 mill yes please.

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

    TAA* & Pulisic to Digne & Fernandes (-4)

    *Also own Robertson

    Yes or No?

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

      I was looking at the same move with Alli out. I couldn't do it. Not even seen UTD or Bruno play yet . They were terrible towards the end last season.

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

        3-0 written all over it mate 🙂

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

          * remembers last time you played Palace

          Oh yer...i forgot . VAR

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

            🙂
            It was Ayew who stepped foot too far man .... 😆

  9. Traction Engine Foot
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Soucek or Hendrick?

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

      Hendrick did look very good although will probably regress to his Burnley form?

      1. Traction Engine Foot
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        That's what I'm worried about, but Newcastle seem like a much more attacking team?

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

          Get Wilson if you want the Newcastle attack

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

      Soucek looks like a fixture-proof enabler, the target man for all set-pieces

      1. Traction Engine Foot
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Cheers. I probably will go for him, I just really don't like the look of West Ham at the moment.

    3. Jay Jay Okocha
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      No

  10. evilfish
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Was planning on doing Aub + Ings > Bruno + Martial next week. Should I get rid of Alli for Rodríguez this week and hit next week or save FT?

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

      Do the transfer this week

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

        Thanks

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

      If you are prepared to wait for the double Utd move till next week then I’d get rid of alli now

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

      Play the gameweek with longevity of transfers in mind - anything can happen in the next week

  11. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    When will the next episode of FPL blackbox come out any idea?

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

      Every Thursday so expect one later today

    2. SL8
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Live at 9pm tonight on youtube i think

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

    Which combo is better long term?

    1. Soucek + Digne
    2. Trossard + 4.5 Def

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

      1

    2. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      1

  13. KGFC
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Done Vardy to Martial!

    Now holding tight and trying not to take a hit. Somehow already bracing myself for a crash even before the GW has started... 😆

    1. Robman
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      That's a brave move with those juicy Leicester fixtures, but I understand the need to bring in United ammunition.

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

        Yeah, having Vardy paid of hugely as I chose him over Auba. Let's see if that decision bites me this week!

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

      ewww. why?

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

        Next two for LEI are Burnley (H) and MCity (A).
        For MUnited its Palace (H) and Brighton (A). I'd be captaining Martial against Palace and if he performs well, then against Brighton too. Wouldn't have captained Vardy against in either of the next two.

    3. Party time
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Oops. Another party this weekend & you’ve left already

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Best mid up to 8.5M for 3-4 GWs?

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

        Pulisic
        Runs away* 😛

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

          Plan to get him when he's back fit and swap Werner > Martial

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

            Good plan.
            I plan to suffer with him 🙂

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

              Burnt by him last season, lesson was to get away from him straightaway when he's miss-firing or not fit. But he's good!

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

                I don't like any cheap mids .... Let's see.

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

                  Need them to allow big guns, no cash loan from FPL 🙁

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

                    Doucoure Klich Podence Harrison all under consideration

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

                      Top list that

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

                        😛

      2. Jay Jay Okocha
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Hamez

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

          Got DCL and Doucoure already

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

            Carlo is that you ?
            🙂

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

              Let me suffer 😉

    5. Jay Jay Okocha
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Looking at a GW3 WC, crazy to do Robbo + Saiss over TAA + KWP?

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

        Nope

      2. Traction Engine Foot
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Not crazy.

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

        No not crazy

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

      Nice to see Bissouma has been given a rest in the cup so he is in prime form
      To get a hattrick on the weekend

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

        Looking forward to another speculative volley from 30 yards

      2. Traction Engine Foot
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I can't wait!

      3. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        He was devasted after our Zoom call to tell him I dropped him for Mitrovic.

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

      How long is Tarkowski out for?

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

        Till he is sold!

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

      Thoughts on this wildcard team? 0.5itb for Richarlison > Jiménez gw3

      Martinez
      TAA Digne Justin Lamptey
      Salah Bruno KDB
      DCL Richarlison Wilson

      Steer Mitchell Bissouma Reed

      1. Traction Engine Foot
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Looks very nice.

      2. A-L
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Very thin on the bench, would at least have a nailed 4.5m defender as backup

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

          Yeah I know what you mean but there is nowhere I can shave 0.5 off and keep those front 6. I am happy to play one of Lamptey, Mitchell or Bissouma each week depending on fixtures. Lamptey looks a bargain already playing at wingback

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

          2 4.5 mids available on the bench and Mitchell is still good cover the short-term

    9. Craigj28
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Wildcard active

      Mccarthy
      TAA, saiss, ayling
      Aubameyang, bruno, prodence, Foden
      Martial, Werner, jimenez
      (nyland, Kyle walker Peters, Mitchell, bissouma)

      Have i spent to much on my front 3?

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

        Hard to tell as we are still trying to see if forwards can get more points this season

        1. Craigj28
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          I was thinking werner > Richarlison and Kyle walker Peters > digne

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

        No Salah is madness. Did you see how good he was

        1. Craigj28
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Do you think salah over Aubameyang?

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

            After this week 100%. I suppose you could make the swap next gw. He looked immense , although it was only leeds

            1. Craigj28
              • 3 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              I think I'll keep Aubameyang in for this gw

    10. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      German team loses 37-0 after socially distancing from the opposition at all times !

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-54193770

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        WTF?

        1. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          I wish I was there it must have been hilarious to watch.

    11. King Kun Ta
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Ryan (McC)
      TAA Davies Justin (Ayling Mitchell)
      Auba Salah Son ASM (Jorginho)
      Wilson Mitro Werner

      What to do lads?

      A Save & mini WC next GW
      B Werner -> Martial
      C other suggestion

      Ta!

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

        In the same boat. It’s sensible to hold but B is calling to me.

        1. King Kun Ta
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          And after the Spurs match this evening....it looks like i got two extra players on my transferlist!

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

      A) save Son
      B) get Rashford this week (but no Bruno at all)

    13. HaffNanner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      A. Son to Hames
      B. Werner to Martial
      C. Robertson to Digne
      D. Son to Hames, Adams to DCL (-4)
      E. Hold

      McCarthy
      TAA Robbo Saiss Justin
      Salah Auba Son
      Werner Adams Mitrovic

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        E

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

        A or E

    14. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Epic Games have made Football Manager 2020 available for free

      https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/football-manager-2020/home

    15. RUUD!
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Is Son and TAA to Bruno and Digne here for -4 good or bad. Really don’t want Sons price drop.

      McCarthy
      TAA Bellerin Justin Doherty
      Salah Auba Son
      Adams Werner DCL
      4.0 Mitchell Bissouma Romeu

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Get rid of Doherty instead of TAA

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

          This. Loads of 4.5 options

    16. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Vassilev on loan to Burton Albion. Will his price still change? Just curious as I picked him due to low TSB or since his TSB is so low it doesn't matter

      1. diesel001
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Price will take longer to change I think. Gets red flagged which increases the amount of transfers required for him to fall.

    17. diesel001
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Looking forward to bringing in Man City players from GW3.

      A FPL team always looks better when you got players from Man City in it. They are a proper team that keep CS and score goals.

    18. dcfc77
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Ings out for Martial ahead of the price rises/falls?

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        That's what I did.

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

        Yep

    19. wattalowz
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Either Ali or Havertz worth transferring out for a -4?

      Or HOLD.

      1. JJO
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Im transfering both for -4 ih that helps

    20. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      @Lateriser . Man you are becoming one of the best posters outthere.... Keep it up, never change... #UpsideChasing

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

        I thought you loved Mark. How can you betray him like this

        1. Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          haahahahah. good one 🙂