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The House’s Money: Why maintaining a good start to the FPL season is so difficult

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times …it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.”

  • Charles Dickens, ‘A Tale of Two Cities’.

Dickens may not have been speaking specifically about the opening Gameweeks of an FPL season (we’ll never know for sure) but his words are, nonetheless, fairly appropriate. While it has, indeed, been a tale of two Gameweeks thus far, there will be some who have done far, far better than others.

I love the start of a new FPL campaign as much as the next Fantasy manager but, I have to admit, it’s also among the most challenging parts to navigate successfully. Not only are we operating with very little information, but many of us also have to deal with the fact that some mini-league rivals have, somehow, already opened up what might appear to be unassailable leads.

Of course, this is the part of the season where we regularly preach patience and encourage people to avoid panic-driven decisions that they might later regret. Phrases like ‘it’s a marathon, not a sprint’ are commonplace on FPL forums and we might also comfort ourselves with our vague childhood memories of a story about a race between a tortoise and a hare.

This article, however, will focus on why those people who have shot to the front probably won’t stay there, and why those chasing shouldn’t panic, yet.

The House Money Effect

Gamblers and investors, in particular, may be familiar with the ‘House Money Effect’, a cognitive bias first popularised by Nobel Prize-winning economist Richard Thaler. 

Essentially, the House Money Effect draws off the principles of ‘mental accounting’; the idea that we categorise money and expenditures into different accounts in our mind, and we evaluate outcomes in relation to these. 

So, for example, we might have mental accounts such as ‘beer money’, ‘college funds’ or ‘holiday money.’

The House Money Effect often occurs when we receive money in an atypical manner. For example; winning a bet, receiving a bonus or profiting from an investment. 

Behavioural psychologists have observed that people take far greater risks with such sums than they would with their savings or regular earnings. They also find that people also tend to be more generous with such windfalls than they might otherwise be.

The proposed reason for this phenomenon is that, psychologically, people don’t perceive these sums to really be their money, it goes into a completely different mental account to money earned in the normal way. It’s the casinos or ‘the house’s money’ and, thus, we tend to treat it that way. At best, we make more money from the risks we take with it. And at worst, we end up with our original stake, no better or worse off than we were before and, because we think we’ll be okay with either outcome, we’re inclined to treat it as fun money.

I would argue that, due to their windfall of FPL points, Fantasy managers who do very well in the opening few Gameweeks are substantially more at risk of succumbing to the House Money Effect than normal. 

This might translate into them spending some of those points via hits, making riskier transfers, making transfers when it might have been objectively more sensible to save them or simply being less rigorous in their selections, captaincy or transfer decisions. 

Now, this isn’t to say that high-flying managers simply got there by luck, much in same as an investor doesn’t profit entirely by luck, it’s simply stating that, due to this cognitive bias, the extra points they have scored may seem like ‘house money’ to them, and they’re likely to be more inclined to risk them as a result. 

Essentially; if they blow their lead, they’re no worse off than their competitors and this, mentally, becomes their baseline.

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

There is some evidence that may support this having already occurred too. Between Gameweeks 1 and 2, the average number of points spent on transfers via hits by FPL managers was 2.28 points overall but, among the Top 10k, this rose almost 20% to 2.72. 

Rationally-speaking, the Top 10k should have had less cause to make any transfers, let alone take hits, based on Gameweek 1 but, instead, they made more transfers and spent more points on them. 

The Top 10k also scored fewer gross points on average than the overall (53.27 vs 59.55). Naturally, in a single gameweek, this could simply be luck, but it could also be a result of less rigorous decision-making caused by the House Money Effect.

So, for those chasing, the key lessons from this are to not panic, to not make the same mistakes that the people above you probably will, and to take advantage of these mistakes to close the gap. That means avoiding hits, risky captaincies and panic moves like Wildcarding unnecessarily. 

It is worth bearing in mind that many of those who held firm with their Gameweek 1 squad profited as a result in Gameweek 2. As Guns ‘n’ Roses singer Axl Rose once said, “All we need is a little patience” though, again, it’s unclear whether he was talking about FPL specifically.

Naturally, there is also a fairly obvious lesson in all of this for those FPL managers who are doing really well after two Gameweeks, which I suppose I could spell out, but, honestly, who really wants to help those people anyway?

My Gameweek 3 Team


Former Fantasy Premier League world champion and four-time finisher in the top 7k Simon March gives us the lowdown on his thinking for the new campaign.

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2,796 Comments Post a Comment
  1. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    KDB as perma cap for the next 6? Then there's an option to spread the funds across the rest of the 11. can always transfer to another premium if he's underperforming

    1. SAY MY NAME
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      i agree, always options like son/werner as back-ups without having to have sterling/salah/mane

  2. Cruyff's Eleven
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Is swapping McCarthy for Martinez worth a - 4?

    1. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      no

    2. Shearer & Sutton
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      No

  3. Mitos77
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    will KDB play this weekend after head injury?

    1. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 3 days ago

      FPL didn't see fit to flag him.

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

      Tweet above has Pep suggesting he's okay

  4. Teahupo'o
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Have KDB. Bruno to Son or Martial to Jesus?

    1. SAY MY NAME
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      son

      1. Teahupo'o
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Thanks

    2. Usmanov
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Why do you wanna sell Bruno? He has nice fixtures

    3. Help Me!
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Martial to Jesus,
      or just keep your transfer

  5. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Davies expected to start this gw after playing the full game? Better to start Taylor instead?

    1. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Hard to say if he'll start, but he'll probably play 90 or not at all, so I'd start him given the fixture and let Taylor sub on if needed. Burnley aren't looking great with their injuries.

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Sounds good, thanks bud

        1. Tempestic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Unless Reguilon isnt fully match fit so gets 60 and get subbed off 😛

          Just playing man I have no clue lol

          1. Major League Shocker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 3 days ago

            You think he'll get tortured by the mighty Jeff Hendrick?

  6. Uncle Gamst
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Salah or KdB

    Many thanks

    1. SAY MY NAME
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      kdb

      1. Uncle Gamst
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        That's what I'm thinking

        1. SAY MY NAME
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          salah might haul against arsenal, but then couple of away games, i think kdb edges it

    2. Shearer & Sutton
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      KDB

      1. Uncle Gamst
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Thanks

  7. Stand By Mee
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Do you think Martial will drop in price before the deadline? He’s at -90% atm

    1. SAY MY NAME
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      probably not but will be close, for example werner has been on over -100 for last coupe of nights and not dropped

  8. Major League Shocker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Some people getting massive team value already?

    1. Stand By Mee
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      If Martinez, DCL and Justin rise today I’ll be 101.2 🙂

      But only double rises really matter and I had only one with DCL

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Think the most is 101.5

  9. some witty pun
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Thinking of going light on forwards on my WC, any opinions on this?

    Martinez (4.0)
    Robertson James Saiss (KWP) (4.0)
    Salah KDB Son Havertz Podence
    Jimenez Mitrovic (4.5)

    0.6ITB

    1. SAY MY NAME
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      personally i would lose Salah and upgrade the rest of your team, not keen on Havertz fwiw

    2. Stand By Mee
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      No Everton can hurt. I would upgrade Mitro to dcl

  10. SAY MY NAME
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    on WC, currently on Zaha but he's always a let down, Barnes might be more nailed this season but tough next fixture, undecided, any thoughts chaps?

    A)Barnes
    B)Zaha

    1. Gleys11
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Same problem.
        Current thinking is to go Zaha this week and switch to Barnes next week. Likely make 0.1 in the process

        1. SAY MY NAME
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          cheers, yeah that's what i've been thinking, Zaha has fantastic fixtures but if he goes back to 'sulk' mode if he doesn't get a transfer, or if he does get transferred, then Barnes is an easy switch

      • SAY MY NAME
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        anyone?

      • TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        A

        1. SAY MY NAME
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          cheers TM, what's your reasoning behind that choice? think Zaha been lucky/will go back to 'sullen ways'?

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Leicester is all Barnes atm. Obviously after City is nice.

            1. SAY MY NAME
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 3 days ago

              thanks mate, appreciate your feedback

          2. L S P
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            i'd give Zaha a couple more games. Feel like this wkend is a good litmus test for how good both everton and palace are so am most curious about that match. and then it's away at CHE. Wk 5 is when their fixtures really improve

            agree on barnes. he's playing fantastic. really tempted to take a hit to bring him in this week (but it would mean a -8) as i would not be surprised to see LEI score and he's likely to be involved if so. i'd be upgrading ASM who it seems is not very likely to feature so i'm really really tempted.

            1. SAY MY NAME
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 3 days ago

              cheers mate, my immediate pick was Zaha, never really considered Barnes, but he's in the team with more likely consistent attacking returns and has played 90 in first 2, and Zaha always trolls me , but then again Zaha has a great run of fixtures for a while (at least after first 2 gws) and he if he continues upfront and Palace continue to perform then he could be the better pick, decision, decisions lol

              1. L S P
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                5 months, 3 days ago

                can always have them both 😉

    2. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Any of these moves worth a hit this gw?

      A. Egan > James
      B. Bruno > son
      C. Soucek > Podence
      D. McCarthy > Martínez
      E. Save

      McCarthy
      Taa davies Taylor
      Salah kdb Bruno soucek
      Ings dcl mitro

      Nyland Mitchell BISSOUMA EGAN

      1. SAY MY NAME
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        don't think anything worth a hit this week

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

        Egan>>James would be the only one but I’d say you’re covered

      3. Shearer & Sutton
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Save

      4. Bank$y
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        OH NO NOT BISSOUNA EGAN!

    3. bso
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      I am very concerned about price rises? I am so close to WC’ing. Have 8-9 changes to make with exact cash to make them. Tomorrow prices will have risen by .6m. Last year I missed out on several players that became out of reach.
      How do you deal with this?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        8 hits or WC?

      2. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Wildcard it, what you waiting for?

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

        Use your wildcard

      4. noquarternt
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Err...use the wildcard?

      5. SAY MY NAME
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        decide the potential added value of those changes to your team plus potential price gains, versus keeping your wildcard for later in the season, generally if your team is ok it might be worth holding your WC, but if you think the points and price gains are there and you are team needs the changes then play the WC

    4. Shearer & Sutton
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      WC-team 3-4-3. Little a bit risky go without Salah&Son.

      Martinez-Steer
      Taa-Sais-Justin-X-Mitchell
      KDB-Sterling-x-Podence-Burke
      Jesus-Jimi-DCL

      Double Pool def or not?
      Currently I'm on A.

      A) Hamez+Lamptey
      B) Soucek+Robbo
      C) Klich+VVD

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

      A. KDB/Martial
      B. Bruno/Jesus

      1. SAY MY NAME
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        a

      2. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        C) KDB + Jesus

        1. GloryManUnited
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Have Foden and sterling (C) lol

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Ahhh, in that case, defo A haha! I’m really struggling wether to drop Rodriguez for Foden, but Rodriguez could be on pens, Foden in miles better squad. Hmmmmm

            1. GloryManUnited
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 3 days ago

              Been going back between those two as well. Basically battled with...

              A. Justin/Salah/Foden
              B. Trent/James/Zaha

              For about 36 hours. Lol

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                5 months, 3 days ago

                Haha! Torment isn’t it mate.
                B there is more trustworthy, A is more exciting, but then again it has Salah in it, so i have to say A. That’s a tough one though.

    6. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Thoughts on this single premium WC team?

      Guaita, Peacock-Farrell
      TAA, Robbo, James, Saiss, Mitchell
      Havertz, KDB, Son, Bissouma, Anguissa
      Jimenez, wood, Werner

      0.1 ITB

      1. GloryManUnited
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Different—midfield is just too weak for me.

      2. Stand By Mee
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        I’ve seen many people going with Havertz but I personally prefer JRod or Barnes

      3. BigBillyBass
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Horrific

    7. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Jait read on previous page (sorry ‘Phil’s Stamps’) that Salah has one captainable fixture in the next 10? Do people agree with this?

      Salah has all of Villa, West Ham, Leicester, Brighton, and Fulham in the next 10, so not sure I agree with that.
      If people think he’s only captainable for one game out of all those, then i don’t know why people have him lol.

      1. noquarternt
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        KDB is the flavour at the moment, maybe Salah will come back into vogue soon?

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          I guess so, but come on... leaving Salah out of ya team for those games even if not captaining? I can’t and will not take that risk haha

          1. noquarternt
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Me neither (I'll be captaining him too), most posts on here are about players that scored in the week preceding.

            Notice how there is no mention of any Man U players when just last week the whole world was hitting like crazy to get Martial and Bruno in.

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 3 days ago

              Very true, and have noticed a complete absence if utd assets for sure, i can understand that as i currently have none in my wc team, but leaving it flexible enough to hop on, Greenwood would be easiest to accommodate, followed by Martial, then Bruno i guess.

      2. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 3 days ago

        I'm keeping him, but I can see where people feel like he is bad in away matches. Villa, Brighton, and Fulham are away.

      3. Phil's Stamps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        And how many of those fixtures are at home? Salah's disproportionate returns at Anfield are well documented. Up to GW 18 you have WHU, WBA & LEI. That's it.

    8. Huddersfield
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Chances of DCL getting another 0.2 rise before gw4 deadline?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Including the current one, sure.

        1. Huddersfield
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          cheers.
          & Doherty dropping twice in the same period?

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Less likely.

            1. Huddersfield
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 3 days ago

              Thank you, let him drop then!

      2. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Depends how he does in GW3.if he braces I'd say it's likely

        1. Huddersfield
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          he can still rise before the deadline.

          1. Huddersfield
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            twice 😀

    9. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Werner has a whopping xG + xA per 90 mins of 0.27

      In comparison with other forwards

      DCL = 1.58
      Kane = 1.28
      Richarlison = 1.21
      Maupay = 0.92
      Vardy = 0.89
      Jimenez = 0.83
      Mitro = 0.82
      Jesus = 0.48

      1. some witty pun
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        I'm not sure how relevant xG stats are over the course of 2 games. 1 of which is a game played against Liverpool with 10 men for over 45minutes

      2. That Was Easy!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        I feel xG isn't reliable given such a small sample size. I remember that awesome podcast last year from the stats guy (FML FPL) and had said that xG really starts to correlate to actual returns after you have about 8 weeks of data.

      3. COK3Y5MURF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        2 games is too small a sample size, and that's before looking at the opposition he faced and playing 45 minutes after a red card.

    10. That Was Easy!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Salah's xGI sees about a 50% decrease from Home vs. Away against non-top 6 over the last 3 seasons. I hadn't ever taken a lot myself, but it really is staggering.

    11. GuenDoozy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 3 days ago

      On a WC:
      A) Sterling + Podence (Triple Wolves and City)
      B) Son + Hames

      Thanks

      1. GuenDoozy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Full team for reference:

        Martinez Steer
        Robbo Saiss Lamptey Taylor Mitchell
        KDB Salah Foden X X
        Jimmy DCL Brewster

        1. That Was Easy!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Planning to play one of Lamptey/Taylor each week? Certainly not the worst thing. I think triple attack for City is a bit overload. Son + Hamez makes sense. Flexibility to Chelsea mid if desired too.

          1. some witty pun
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Think I'd agree with this. Son + Podence is an option too, lets you upgrade elsewhere

            1. GuenDoozy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 3 days ago

              Thanks, where would you upgrade? I do think James will outscore Podence.

              1. some witty pun
                • 8 Years
                5 months, 3 days ago

                My current midfield on WC is KDB Salah Son Havertz Podence. Foden's a good pick, though a little bit too short term for me. As for Jamez I just feel like he could be overhyped over the game against a poor WBA team with 10men

          2. GuenDoozy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Yeah one of Taylor/Lamptey and Mitchell if necessary. Quite happy with that as Robbo and Saiss provide a solid foundation for points from Defence.

            Thanks, that is a good point!

      2. Phil's Stamps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        A

    12. Shoplifters United
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Bamford or Mitrovic?

      1. yokies
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        guess we got the same problem..but honestly me leaning towards bammy

        1. Shoplifters United
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          I’m leaning that way, too.

    13. yokies
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      a. bamford or Mitro?
      b. salah or mane?

      1. momomaimai
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Bamford : Leeds is more attack
        Salah : Penalty

    14. Teahupo'o
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      G2G?

      Martinez
      Digne Justin Struijk
      Salah KDB Son Rodriguez Podence
      Martial DCL

      (Steer, Brewster Mitchell James)
      0FT 2ITB

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Why are you benching James?

        1. Teahupo'o
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          My copy/paste bad. They're actually flipped.

          1. Teahupo'o
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            *Re: James and Justin

    15. Here Comes The Son ★
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      a) Kane & Podence (0.5ITB)
      b) Werner & Barnes

      1. Phil's Stamps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        a

      2. momomaimai
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        b

    16. Nightrain_
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Folks with WC ready to save 0.3 on bargain price of :
      Werner 8.4
      Havertz 8.4
      Doherty 5.9

      And then later Martial 8.9

      1. Nightrain_
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Sorry Werner 9.4

      2. Gleys11
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Hopefully. Been waiting all week for Werner

      3. 007 [RoboKlopp]
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Anyone not having Son on wc?
        He looks so clinical in Europe too.

        1. Phil's Stamps
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          I decided yesterday I can't go with out him, but meant ditching Salah.

          1. Nightrain_
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            I think with Salah's fixture ARS and 2 away, probably he will kept at bay. At that price, Sterling's ceiling should be higher

            Decided to go without him and buying back in GW6

            1. tokara
              • 6 Years
              5 months, 3 days ago

              Good point but salah is looking sharp. We cant have everyone anyway.

        2. That Was Easy!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          I am currently without...

          Martinez
          TAA Robertson Saiss
          Salah KDB Barnes Podence
          Jimmy DCL Wood

          Considering a shift maknig my team 3-5-2 with James and Son, though.

      4. FlockofSeagulls
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Can anyone please tell me if Foden started the cup game and how many minutes he played?

        1. That Was Easy!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          He played 90.

        2. SAY MY NAME
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          played the full 90

          1. FlockofSeagulls
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            That throws a spanner in my sandwich.

        3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Play 90 in a very experimental side and got a goal
          Named on right of three behind striker - Delap

          https://ie.soccerway.com/matches/2020/09/24/england/league-cup/manchester-city-football-club/afc-bournemouth/3367811/

      5. BilalM
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Will DCL go up in price today? or anytime soon?

        1. Triggerlips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Calvert-Lewin (£7.3M)
          Justin (£4.7M)

          1. Major League Shocker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Justin price rise before City away, lol!

            1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
              • 11 Years
              5 months, 3 days ago

              Has Palace and WB in a few weeks. I don't most look at fixtures though.

      6. Ray In Bruges.
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        McCarthy (Nyland)
        TAA KWP Mitchell (Justin, Vinagre)
        Fernandes JRod Auba Traore (ASM)
        Werner Ings Mitrovic

        0.5 ITB, 1FT

        Any suggestions or should I just save? Already took the -0.1 on Auba and ASM so I'm thinking I'll stick for now.

        1. momomaimai
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Auba to KDB/Son

      7. Triggerlips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Saliba (£4.3M)
        Samatta (£5.9M)
        Kenny (£4.4M)
        Knockaert (£5.3M)
        Garcia (£4.9M)
        Ighalo (£6.4M)
        Sharp (£5.9M)
        Fleck (£5.9M)
        Lundstram (£5.4M)
        Alli (£7.7M)
        Højbjerg (£4.9M)
        Rice (£4.9M)
        Henderson (£5.4M)
        Gomez (£5.4M)