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The Complete Guide to Scout’s tips and advice for FPL Gameweek 2

Welcome to the Fantasy Football Scout Guide to Gameweek 2, don’t forget the new normal deadline of 11:00 BST – half an hour earlier than last season.

Captain set? Transfers made?

Before delving into the nitty-gritty of the best advice for the next round of matches, we received a welcome reminder this week on how to enjoy FPL.

If you find yourself clicking a little too often on transfers page, Community Member and Mindfulness trainer DomWatts23 explained why:

We get a dopamine hit released in our brain every time we look at our team and remember that we might be rewarded in the future for those players doing well this weekend.

– Dom Watts

Which is of course exactly what we want but, realistically, doesn’t always happen.

Dom’s thoughtful article is full of tips that help put FPL in perspective, and could possibly improve your decision-making process. 

And remember, even the best can have a bad Gameweek, as three-time top-200 finisher Lateriser proved with a below-average 43 points. Well, he wouldn’t be called ‘Late Riser’ if he didn’t start slowly. Reflecting on his pre-season decisions, the Pro Pundit considered:

Being stubborn will not make you a good FPL player. You have to respond to what you see on that television screen.

– Lateriser

It’s an exciting Gameweek with both Manchester clubs returning to action following their opening blank, and let’s not forget Aston Villa and Burnley too. Man United-fan Lateriser is sensing an opportunity to give Anthony Martial (£9.0m) the armband.

Although writing in Captain Sensible, Jan Sienkiewicz identified a weakness on Crystal Palace’s right flank that could be exploited by Marcus Rashford (£9.5m).

Encouragingly for Man United backers, the latest clean sheets odds provided by G-Whizz reveal that the Eagles are the team most likely to concede in Gameweek 2.

However, double-points king Jan notes that the safe captain pick is the popular Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£12.0m):

We can trust Aubameyang, who has been in fantastic goalscoring form over recent months and does have the underlying statistics, as well as penalties, to back it up.

– Jan

Arsenal entertain West Ham this weekend and, reflecting on the Hammers’ home defeat to Newcastle, David struck an ominous tone in the Best Captain video:

It’s quite rare to see a team get – I don’t want to say played off the park – but Newcastle were in full control of that game and I can’t remember the last time I really saw Newcastle be in control of a game and be on the front foot.

– David

One person who no doubt enjoyed that win was Neale. This week, our resident Geordie cast his eye over the statistics from Gameweek 1 in his latest Big Numbers offering. Among the many pearls highlighted was the frailty of the newly-promoted defences:

2.83 expected goals conceded (xGC) by West Bromwich Albion in Gameweek 1, the worst total in the division. In fact, the three newly promoted clubs had the worst xGC tallies in the first round of 2020/21 matches, with Leeds United (2.76) and Fulham (1.97) not far behind.

– Neale

That could be good news for owners of Everton players, with the Baggies visiting Goodison Park in the early kickoff.

The Toffees topped Pro Pundit Andy’s Gameweek 1 take-aways: underestimated following a series of sub-par performances during Project Restart, Andy noted how the arrival of midfield trio Allan (£5.5m), Abdoulaye Doucouré (£5.5m) and James Rodríguez (£7.5m) transformed their attack. 

Calvert-Lewin will get the plaudits for the goal (and what a header it was), but Richarlison (£8.0m) was brilliant. He managed seven shots, with five of them in the box and his non-penalty expected goals (nPxG) was 0.74, not a bad start. He’ll be a hard sell because of the extra £1m he costs over Calvert-Lewin, but he could be a shrewd pick for the next three fixtures.

– Andy on Everton

Although investing heavily in Carlo Ancelotti’s troops might be tricky without a Wildcard, especially with the Manchester clubs back on the menu. Pro Pundit Zophar weighed up the Pros and Cons of making wholesale changes to your squad this early in the season. 

Depending on the make-up of your team, you may want to act fast to take advantage of low-owned players from Manchester City as well capitalising on the appealing fixtures for Everton and Manchester United. Although, typically cautious in nature, Zophar ultimately prefers to wait until he has a little more data to go on and the transfer window is closed.

However, rumour has it that his fellow member of the FPL Wire, BigManBakar, has pushed the button ahead of Gameweek 2. Does this mean he’s sold Salah? His latest Gameweek review suggests he might have:

I would be more tempted to sell Salah however, if I was on a wildcard because that would have meant that I could have upgraded elsewhere easily. And I think that might be a smart strategy, because this is where the concept of VORP (value over replacement player) comes into play and if you are unlikely to captain Salah in the next four (che ARS avl eve) that ploy might be fruitful.

– BigManBakar

If you are looking for further encouragement to play the early Wildcard, Pro Pundit Tom Freeman was on hand with a selection of enticing differentials. Raheem Sterling led the way with nine goals during Project Restart:

Five of his nine double-digit hauls arrived following the resumption, which ensured he outscored teammate Kevin De Bruyne (£11.5m) by 86 FPL points to 73.

– Tom on Raheem Sterling

And a trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers is not necessarily such a bad fixture for the Englishman, argues Tom:

Sterling also thrived on his travels – 70% of his league goals arrived during away games, while his 26 big chances in such matches was comfortably more than any other player.

– Tom on Raheem Sterling

The Aston Villa fan also ran the rule over the Villans’ new striker Ollie Watkins (£6.0m):

Amazingly, every single one of [his] 26 goals came from open play and, when you exclude penalties, Watkins scored more league goals than any other player in English football last season.

– Tom on Ollie Watkins

A partnership with Jack Grealish could bear fruit, and Tom suggests the time to invest might be Gameweek 6 when the fixture ticker turns blue for Dean Smith’s men.

This week’s Scoutcast featured former FPL winner and Pro Pundit Simon March. Despite concerns about their defence, one player who caught the eye of the Chelsea fan was Reece James (£5.0):

We saw the goal last night, I watched that back without the crowd noise and just the sound it makes when it leaves his boot – it was like a sonic boom! Just an absolute pile driver of a shot.

– Simon on Reece James

With new signings like Timo Werner (£9.5m) and Kai Havertz (£8.5m) to get on the end of his deliveries, Simon feels that £5.0m could be a steal. And, excluding his goal, Neale pointed out that the 20-year-old could benefit from the bonus points system:

20 baseline bonus points (BBPS) registered by Reece James on Monday night, the joint-highest total in Gameweek 1. Baseline BPS is simply a player’s BPS score with all the appearances, goals, assists and clean sheets stripped away.

– Neale on Reece James

Another defender who posed a goal-threat on the opening weekend was Matt Doherty (£6.0m). Spurs were rightly criticised for their defeat to Everton but the former Wolves player made a couple of encouraging “underlapping” runs into the box: the best resulting in a glorious chance from six yards out that Jordan Pickford (£5.0m) blocked with his legs.

Final Checks

Before making any final decisions ahead of Gameweek 2 be sure to check up on the latest team news and the predicted line-ups.

Pep Guardiola has revealed that Sergio Aguero and Aymeric Laporte will miss out this weekend:

Meanwhile Frank Lampard has confirmed that Timo Werner is fit to face the reigning Champions.

Community Competitions

The Head-to-Head leagues are back! The Gameweek 1 results and tables are currently showing on the main Head-to-Head page.

The fixtures for Gameweek 2 are below:

This is your last opportunity to join The Great and The Good mini-league, the entry code is jxisbl.

And Greyhead is also recruiting for a Community Team to take on the established glitterati. Put your name forward in this Hot Topic if you are interested in taking part.

For an update on all featured FFS Mini-Leagues and Community Competitions, please click here to read the latest round-up.

Finally, Pro Pundit Sam brought us the latest on the Scout Network, a new initiative this season, highlighting both new and established voices in the FPL Community.

Enjoy Gameweek 2 and may your arrows be green!

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2,956 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Deulofail
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    The game was locked for me at 11:00, then unlocked again. More likely a bug than a monkey with a button, I'd have thought.

    1. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      No bug, captain locked in. 🙂

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Wondering myself

  2. Noah’s Ark
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Erm why am I on -8 I should of had 2ft’s?

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      2 FTs in Gw1?

      1. Noah’s Ark
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        No I made the transfers after 11:00 for gw3

        1. Catastrophe
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          why on earth would you need to make transfers within 10 minutes of the new GW!? Just curious

          1. Noah’s Ark
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            I didn’t I was only taking the piss. Just making the point that someone people may have and that fpl are after opening themselves up to so many complaints.

            1. Catastrophe
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              oh

    2. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      The person in charge of the FT buttons had a breakdown

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      ???

    4. nelluckram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Oh.

    5. Catastrophe
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      2...?

    6. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Nah I didn’t, I saved my ft but this may have happened to someone. Sloppy from fpl.

      1. Grounderz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        You do know there is an update going on for at least half an hour?

    7. ivantys
        2 months, 11 days ago

        You shouldn't have made straight away since it's bugged now.

      • Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        How do you see your score while game is updating? 😉

        1. Noah’s Ark
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          😉

        2. nelluckram
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Excellent question

        3. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          This you can’t

      • Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        *should've

    8. A Dog Has Its Day
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      wow I made transfers just now thinking it was for gw3

      sold aubameyang...

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Lol

      2. Deulofail
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Not your day, is it dawg?

      3. Catastrophe
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        why are people doing this is it some kind of new craze!? What if Aubameyang scores 7 goals tonight?

        1. Wild Rover
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Cat bites dog

        2. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          No one did. They're trying to make a bad point.

          1. Catastrophe
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            I see. I fell for it then 😉

        3. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          There should be a special Darwin Awards category for FPL.

        4. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          I sold Salah after his hattrick.

      4. C_Manan
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Anyways he got injured in WHU game

        1. C_Manan
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 11 days ago

          After scoring a Brace

      5. nelluckram
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        "WWWHHHYYYYY?" - Kenan Rockmore

      6. Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Course you did

    9. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Anyone considering a GW3 WC?

      Going to see how things go this week and decide after Monday's games. Triple Wolves looking likely if Podence is a nailed starter.

      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Loads will WC for GW3

      2. yousunkmybattleship
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Yes

      3. LSK
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Could do. Team not looking great, but we’ll see how they do in GWK 2

      4. COLLIN QUANER
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Probably not, however I can see why so many people are doing it

    10. The Red Devil
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Can't wait to do a mini WC with 2 FT as soon as app is updated
      PS- hope Alli plays or CP keep a CS

      1. BERGKOP
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Don't want to wait for today's games to give you some more info before you make the trades?

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        What's the rush mate

    11. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Anyone else playing Mitchell? 😛

      1. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Just Zaha here

        1. BERGKOP
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Good pick

      2. ivantys
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Decent chance of palace getting clean sheet as long as they don't give away penalties.

        • CONNERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 11 days ago

          After the rush to get United players, I wouldn't be at all surprised if Palace manage to grind out an ugly 0-0 draw.

          1. Corgzzzz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            4-0 Man U..........just backed them at -2 @3/1

        • Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Enjoy 1 point max

      3.  ⓖⓐⓩⓩⓐ™
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        So.. how are they going to rectify this say if you used wildcard this week but give you another 1bthis week then thats not fair for everyone else who had saved their wildcards

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Life isn't fair

          1. nelluckram
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            BOOM

        2. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          They won't do anything

        3. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Most likely scenario if at all will be 1 extra free transfer next week

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Most likely scenario is they'd quite rightly point out that hitting the transfer/WC button before a single game has begun is idiocy of the highest order.

            1. tokara
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Lol ...

        4. L'Aeroplanino
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          What would you expect from them when they wont even ban multis

        5. OneMan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Are they giving a WC to people who made several transfers by mistake, thinking they were still in Wc ?

      4. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        scenes - the game is being updated for me 🙁

        1. Fred54
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Welcome to 10 minutes ago.

      5. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Just logged in.
        Seems like I got lucky avoiding deadline 🙂

      6. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Obvious all the income from the betting sites is not going into the infrastructure - can @ FPL Towers explain what’s just happened please?

        1. Catastrophe
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          This. Still seems bizarre the 'updates' take half an hour and is intrusive. Must be a more elegant way to do it if they invest a little in infrastructure/architecture. Free though, I guess.

          1. nelluckram
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            The game will update faster if they invest in architecture....?

            1. tokara
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              And charge u a fee for playing

              1. nelluckram
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                What is going on?

                1. tokara
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  This game is free so live with whatever they got

                  1. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    A large %age of us pay a price so deserve an explanation??

            2. Catastrophe
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              IT architecture not buildings and stuff 😉

              1. nelluckram
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Ahhh, OK. Didn't know that was a thing. That makes a lot more sense!

                1. Catastrophe
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  No worries people who don't work in IT in general are much cooler and have a lot better quality of life 😀

                  1. nelluckram
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Ha. I work in sales so my soul is absolutely destroyed. The IT lads have it easy

                    *Apologies for swearing on the previous post. I do it casually and don't even notice*

                    1. Catastrophe
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      😀

      7. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Sane looked immense last night. Why on earth did City sell him?!

        1. COLLIN QUANER
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          I was wondering the same thing Bubz

        2. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          He wanted to leave

        3. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          He didn't want to be there any more because of Pep rotation.

          1. BENOIT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Too much rough and rumble for him

          2. Forza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            He says it wasn't due to rotation:

            “Of course I want to play, but I don’t demand to start every match. No player in the world can play every match and reach his highest level. I have my goals, but I’m zero-point-zero percent against rotation. It helps the team get some good freshness, give new impulses.” - https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/leroy-sane-man-city-bayern-18639380

        4. Forza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          They wanted to keep him and offered him a contract, but he wanted to go.

        5. BenDavies
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          He wanted to leave. City didn't want to let him go

          1. Bubz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Shouldve tried harder

        6. CONNERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 11 days ago

          I always thought he looked like one of their best players. Can only assume he was happy there or perhaps some other sort of personal matter.

        7. CONNERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 11 days ago

          *wasn't happy

        8. ivantys
            2 months, 11 days ago

            He's playing in an easy league

            1. Bubz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              I don't think it's that much easier tbh

              1. ivantys
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Only one team could compete and title's already decided before season even started. Used to be 2 teams until lewandoski got sold.

                  1. Bubz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Liverpool won our league at a canter last season. Leipzig and Dortmund would probably do pretty in the Prem. We have dross teams like West Ham and Fulham and West Brom etc. Not a huge amount in it really

                    1. ivantys
                        2 months, 11 days ago

                        You can't deny liverpool had some luck with referee decisions at the start of the season and luck with injuries as well. And nah the intensity of the epl can't be compared to the bundesliga. You have to run so much more here which makes you less fit for the ucl games. Moreover you can't really rest players before the ucl games while bayern could just field reserves and still win their league games that's the difference.

                • El Presidente
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  So easy that their teams have beaten every single English club in CL this season...

                  1. ivantys
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      Did they fight liverpool and man city? They finally won ucl after so many years without fighting any of the strong teams. If they are really good, they would have come close every year. Easy league when the title's already decided before season even starts.

                  2. nelluckram
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Ah here

                • It’s gonna Ben Mee
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  He wanted to play football and not sit on the bench every other week. Can’t blame him.

                  1. Bubz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    He'd be first choice this season for sure. His injury didn't help

                • El Presidente
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  He didn't want to be under Pep anymore

                • FPL Virgin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Didn't he fall out with Pep over who did the surgery on his injury last season?

                • Africa United
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Any decent player would want to play full 90 mins

                  1. Bubz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Are Aguero and KDB not decent?

                    1. nelluckram
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      KDB plays all the minutes though

                      1. Bubz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 11 days ago

                        Lol no he doesn’t

                        1. nelluckram
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 11 days ago

                          What? He played 82% of City's football last season. Is that not enough?

                          1. nelluckram
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 11 days ago

                            The most nailed and best player in the premier league barring injury or unforeseen events

                    2. Africa United
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      They are decent and they are nailed when fit ... Unlike Sane when he's in form Pep bench him it's frustrating as a footballer specially with quality like Sane ...
                      Same with Yaya You're when Pep decided that he can't fit in his system

                • nelluckram
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  I think it was just a case of him and Pep clashing. Some people just don't gel with each other

                • Hakim Ziyech
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  He does not like Pep!

                • Werner Brothers
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  He wanted to leave, city didn't want let him go but he's got only 1 year left on his contract.

              2. Punter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                To all complaining about pulling wildcard or making an extra gw2 transfer, what we're you thinking? The game updates after deadline for like 30 minutes and you can't make any transfers or activate any chips/wildcards. In what circumstance can you ever make those moves immediately post deadline? FPL don't owe you anything

                1. mynameisq
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  They're just trolling, it clearly said gw2

                2. tokara
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Aye granny

                3. Hotdogs for Tea
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  deadline hasn’t passed yet ?

                4. Burger
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Fpl messed up, simple as. If the game is available after the deadline, there is no reason not to believe its ready to ticker with. I'm unaffected btw, but it's still an fpl towers mess up whatever way you look at it.

                  1. mynameisq
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Other than it clearly saying gw2 with all gw2 fixtures?

                    1. Burger
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      Deadline had passed and the game had not switched to updated. Still can't expect someone to notice that.

                      1. Punter
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 11 days ago

                        I disagree. Was obviously still gw2

                        1. Burger
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 11 days ago

                          Was not obvious, sorry. I'm one who tends to hit the WC button the moment I can when I know I'm going to, so could quite have easily hit it without paying top much attention to anything else around. Sloppy yes but fact, the game had switched over as far as a lot will be concerned. You can't push the error from fpl on to the players, that's hardly fair. The rules are quite explicit on the deadline, this didn't happen. You can disagree all you like but these are the saliant facts.

                          I'll reiterate, I'm unaffected so no skin in this argument other than I can sympthasie and understand those that were.

                          1. mynameisq
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 11 days ago

                            It was obvious, what you're saying is people don't pay attention

                            1. Burger
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 11 days ago

                              You are saying that if the game is open after the deadline you should check its actually the game you think it should be. This is not something we have got accustomed to validating over the many years we have been playing as this is an edge case error. You are putting too much onus on the player and absolving fpl of their responsibility in this game. I'm not sure why you think that should be the case, it was not the players error, it's was fpls

                              1. mynameisq
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 11 days ago

                                It's fpls fault, and anyone who made a mistake didn't pay attention it was clearly gw2 and the game never gets updated that fast if you want to bring up what we're accustomed to

                                1. Burger
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 11 days ago

                                  What about those who 'missed' the deadline, but still managed to get their tranfers in. Unfair advantage I say.

                                  1. mynameisq
                                    • 7 Years
                                    2 months, 11 days ago

                                    Meh what advantage do they get from the extra minutes really?

                                  2. Burger
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    2 months, 11 days ago

                                    They missed the deadline, they shouldn't be allowed to make a transfer. Simples.

                                  3. mynameisq
                                    • 7 Years
                                    2 months, 11 days ago

                                    Don't really care about that personally, I play this because of football knowledge not random deadlines that anyone can easily miss

                                  4. Burger
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    2 months, 11 days ago

                                    This is where you are wrong, they aren't random deadlines they are prescribed within the rules of the game. This is the issue. Doesn't matter if you care or not, rules are rules and fpl messed their own rules up.

                                  5. mynameisq
                                    • 7 Years
                                    2 months, 11 days ago

                                    You're overreacting, it was like 10 mins late there's 0 advantage to anyone there was no leaked news or anything like that

                                  6. Burger
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    2 months, 11 days ago

                                    There a a simple fix, fpl should cancel all transfers made after the genuine deadline. Easy peasy.

                5. Bury94
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Don't understand why anyone would make a transfer immediately after the deadline anyway

                  1. nelluckram
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Exactly. Matches haven't even been played

                6. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Blub blub

                7. CONNERS
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  But it's always someone else's fault. That's how things work these days.

                8. Fitzy.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  You think those posts were serious?

                  1. Punter
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Seems like some were... See @Burger above. Baffles me

                9. Fred54
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Hitting the WC button in a phase of the game that YOU KNOW should have been closed is your own stupidity.

                10. Olson
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  It's a deadline game. And tbf, that basically means they only have one job. And it looks like they messed it up

              3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                The ”we demand an extra wildcard”-mob getting their pitchforks and torches

                1. BENOIT
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  hahahaha

                2. Africa United
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  What is going on !?

              4. Original Pirate Material
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Where is the preamble then?

                1. BENOIT
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  This!! First thing I checked for upon waking up this morning...

                  Sad, I know.

                2. The Mighty Hippo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Mark is delaying it by 10 mins in solidarity with Fpl.

              5. Inazuma X1
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Damn that Lewa assist *_*

                1. Bubz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  He doesn't get enough plaudits. Best striker in the world by a distance

                  1. Inazuma X1
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    This year's Ballon d'OR

                    1. nelluckram
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      #robbed

              6. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Pressed activate WC at 11 on the dot, wonder if it went through!

                1. toerag
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  looked like it went off @ 11:06 by my PC

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    So any moves before that still applicable for GW2?

                    1. tokara
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      Good luck

                      1. KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 11 days ago

                        I’m actually in 2 minds whether I wanted them to be or not, just hope it doesn’t give me a minus 24 instead of activating WC!

              7. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Guaranteed some twitter morons will try to brew up a storm about this non issue

                1. Giggs Boson
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Any chance to moan 😆

                2. CONNERS
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Then stay off Tw@tter. Works for me.

                  1. Brosstan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    I'm not on there I just know what they are like

              8. BenDavies
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                wtf...I just made my three transfers 0.5 miliseconds after the 11:00 deadline as I normally do without seeing any of the games and now I'm on -8???? someone pls help

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Has it updated? The site went down momentarily didn’t it

                  1. BenDavies
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    No it was up, it just didn't update. You could still change your team for GW2

                    1. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      I was trying to make moves at 10:58 and it weren’t loading, I’m wondering if we got an extra 2 minutes because of that

                      1. BenDavies
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 11 days ago

                        Oh I see, could be!

                        1. KAPTAIN KANE
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 11 days ago

                          Although seems unlikely, strange

                2. Punter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Hahaha

                3. tokara
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Good luck, maybe blessing in disguise

              9. toerag
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                im glad it all went Pete Tong in a way, was not at all happy with my WC team.
                hopefully get another go next week 🙂

                started a bit like this last season too heh heh heh

                still won my league by a mile

              10. TimoTime
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Is it worth doing Auba > KDB ASAP if it was always the plan?

                Not sure when price changes might happen?

                1. tokara
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Watch city first

                2. Duffy Dunk
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  No

                3. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  I'll be doing it before tonight as a 0.1 rise will destroy my plans for a gw4 transfer... It's not very smart but would rather be safe than sorry

                  1. Mambino
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Ditto

                  2. TimoTime
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Yeh this is my thinking.

                    I am out tonight celebrating my birthday so won't be sat here making changes....

                    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      Happy Birthday Mate!

              11. Zim0
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Wish fpl was clearer about the price lock thing for GW1 blankers. It shouldnt be part of the game to guess whether they're locked or not

                1. TheBrazilianRonaldo
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  To be fair fpl doesn’t give info about price roses and falls. Other people create tools fo guess. So not sure they need to do jack

                  1. Zim0
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    That's not the same though. We still know they'll fall and rise. This is basic information. I'm not asking them to tell us who will change in price and which day it'll happen.

                    1. TheBrazilianRonaldo
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      Yeah fair enough. They could just say players prices are locked when x or y clearer. Point taken Zimo

                  2. Giggs Boson
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    You may want to play the "Guess What Towers Are Thinking" game, but I'm here to play FPL.

                    When they change the rules and freeze prices, it would be a nice addition to be notified. Zim0 never said they 'needed' to do anything, it was just a recommendation.

                2. Giggs Boson
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  That would be a welcome addition.

                  Until then, we just have to cope as best we can.

                  1. Zim0
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    I suppose

                3. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Tbf they never disclose anything about rises/falls until they happen. They do what they want and love to cater for the casuals

              12. All Hail K
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                I was in quarantine all week coming up with ways to use my wild card.

                Living the dream!!! 🙂

                1. toerag
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  😆

                2. Gooner Kebab
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  WC will keep you busy!

              13. Hotdogs for Tea
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                thought it was 11.30
                deadline ... oops 🙂

                1. Fred54
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  That you FPL Towers?

              14. ElliotJHP
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Woken up with Rash captain, here we go then I guess.

                1. BENOIT
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Few shandys last night?

                2. Fred54
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  STI clinic booked?

                3. toerag
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  A Rash captain would be Aguero

                4. FPL Virgin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Brilliant captain choice if you've read about Ward theory.

              15. CONNERS
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Hoping West Brom can nick a surprise win today. What will all the knee-jerkers do then?

                1. Duffy Dunk
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  It's almost impossible not to have surprises.
                  For maximum chaos, WHU & WBA winning while keeping sheets clean would be "fun".

                2. Salarrivederci
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  I will probably knee-jerk since I used my WC to bring in Digne, Rodríguez and Richarlison.

                3. TheBrazilianRonaldo
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Anyone with 3 of a non top 4 team is a bit daft. Still can’t see West Brom winning.

                  West Brom
                  Fulham
                  West Ham

                  All to do down

                4. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  I will get Robinson, Livermore and Gibbs for a -8

              16. HMC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Just caught up on what happened.
                Have to say, what benefit is there activating the WC as soon as the next gameweek opens when there’s more than 12 hours to price changes.

                1. Duffy Dunk
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  This

                2. Salarrivederci
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  12 more hours of 'fun'.

                3. Olson
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  It doesn't matter. It doesn't matter how idiotic anything believes anyone else to be. The deadline should occur when it is announced to do so and nobody holds any blame whatsoever except fpl IF managers have been screwed by the error

              17. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                ⚽ Team News 📰
                EVE: Pickford, Keane, Coleman, Mina, Digne, André Gomes, Doucouré, Allan, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin, Rodríguez
                Subs: Virgínia, Kenny, Sigurdsson, Iwobi, Davies, Bernard, Kean

                WBA: Johnstone, Ajayi, O'Shea, Furlong, Bartley, Gibbs, Pereira, Diangana, Sawyers, Livermore, Callum Robinson
                Subs: Button, Cédric Kipré, Harper, Field, Phillips, Edwards, Robson-Kanu

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Go Digne!

                  1. Inazuma X1
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    His 3rd game in less than a week rip

                2. Jafooli
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Walcott dropped....

                3. NABIL - 1 season 1der
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  No Gordon 🙁

                4. Daniel - Go Granville
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Mina might finally deliver from a set piece

                5. Salarrivederci
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Digne, Rodríguez and Richarlison.
                  Let's make some points this GW!

                6. Daniel - Go Granville
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  That WBA team looks like destined for relegation

                7. Olson
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Austin doesn't even make the bench. Jeez. Where are there goals coming from in the PL

                  1. Hakim Ziyech
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Semi Ajayi

                8. Scots Gooner
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Hames and Digne

              18. Hotdogs for Tea
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                so when actually is the deadline now ... asking for a friend 🙂

                1. Bury94
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  1 hour and 22 minutes before the first game of the gameweek

                2. Daniel - Go Granville
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  The game is being updated.
                  Please try again later when the updated...

              19. Hakim Ziyech
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 11 days ago

                West brom gonna score here

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Ban lol

                  1. Hakim Ziyech
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Hehe

              20. Bartowski
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Bunch of Karen's on here...

                1. Daniel - Go Granville
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  ???

                2. FOO FIGHTER
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  And Shirley's 😀

                  1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Don't call me Shirley

                    1. toerag
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      the old ones are the best

                    2. nelluckram
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      Allow me to be Frank