Pro Pundits - Simon

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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  1. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Son goal

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

      Of course he scored

  2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Son again

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

      Some lad said he is a trap

      1. doher.ty
          2 months, 2 days ago

          lol I've already dealt with them

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

            You did. Hi 5 🙂

            1. doher.ty
                2 months, 2 days ago

                True son, blasting off again!

                1. doher.ty
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    *team lol

              • stat sifter 888888
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Look at mr know it all here, deal with your own ego first lol

                  1. doher.ty
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      Salty lol I love it.

                      1. stat sifter 888888
                          2 months, 2 days ago

                          You gave your opinion, you didn't "deal" with anything lol. Have fun when Son is unpredictably rotated with Moura/Bale/Bergwijn/Lamela long-term

                          1. doher.ty
                              2 months, 2 days ago

                              Lol like he was last year when they had Ber, Lamela and Moura? Everyone other than Bale was there last year and Son plays both wings?

                              I'm officially adding you to my 'ridiculous FPL opinion' excel sheet.

                              I'd say see you in the top 10k league... oh wait, you won't be there. Cheers though.

                                1. doher.ty
                                    2 months, 2 days ago

                                    LOL that's great! Well done.

                                    1. Konstaapeli
                                      • 4 Years
                                      2 months, 2 days ago

                                      Thank you 😆

                              1. Teahupo'o
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                2 months, 2 days ago

                                When was the last time Son was "unpredictably rotated"? If he's fit he starts. Furthermore those four are much more effective, and played, on the right.

                                1. doher.ty
                                    2 months, 2 days ago

                                    This guy gets it!

                                2. tm370
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  2 months, 2 days ago

                                  Since when did Moura, Bale and Lamela play off the left?

                                  You can have arguments against Son but insecurity of starts seems a barmy one. He is even playing in the Europa league.

                                  1. doher.ty
                                      2 months, 2 days ago

                                      This guy also gets it!

                      2. DA Minnion
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 2 days ago

                        Not having son this week is going to be hairy.

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

                        Considering Son captain now

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

                          Goal and assist and great performance. Way better than Alli. Anyone else cosnidering making him the captain?

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

                            Me me!!

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

                          Form + fixture

                        3. doher.ty
                            2 months, 2 days ago

                            I can't look past Werner against WBA but son my VC

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

                              Werner still hasn't scored

                              1. doher.ty
                                  2 months, 2 days ago

                                  He's do then

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

                                    I have him and I am Chelsea fan so I would be super happy if he explodes

                                    1. doher.ty
                                        2 months, 2 days ago

                                        fingers crossed.

                              2. riot
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                2 months, 2 days ago

                                Newcastle won't be as bad as Southampton and whoever these guys are

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

                              Woohoo.
                              Rangers 2 up in Holland.

                            3. manu4life99
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              2 months, 2 days ago

                              8pt hit already taken, should I use WC?

                              Mcarthy
                              TAA Dallas KWP
                              Salah KDB Rodriguez Podence
                              Werner DCL Mitro

                              steer mitchell bissouma justin

                              1. doher.ty
                                  2 months, 2 days ago

                                  Who would you bring in? Team looks set just a few minor changes needed not worth a WC

                                  1. manu4life99
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 10 Years
                                    2 months, 2 days ago

                                    It's more the 8pt hit I regret and whether or not using WC to reverse 8pts is worth it?

                                    1. doher.ty
                                        2 months, 2 days ago

                                        No you're good. Hits look well worth it and the WC as much as I hate to say it cause I played mine this week will be valuable later on.

                                        1. manu4life99
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 10 Years
                                          2 months, 2 days ago

                                          Thanks much appreciated. I'll sit tight & hopefully the pts hits pay off!

                                  2. AC Me Rollin’
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    2 months, 2 days ago

                                    I'm wondering if you already take the -8 hit, does the WC override this then? Always wanted to know.

                                    1. doher.ty
                                        2 months, 2 days ago

                                        It does override it but a -8 is manageable to keep your WC.

                                      • Werkself
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 7 Years
                                        2 months, 2 days ago

                                        the -8 disappears.

                                  3. HurriKane
                                    • 8 Years
                                    2 months, 2 days ago

                                    I like Scoutcast but gotta Admit FPL Blackbox is a level above

                                    I could go all day listnening to Mark talk FPL who.got a soothing tone about him . Him and Az has good chemistry and content is great as well

                                    Agree?

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

                                      Seems to be a fair bit of cross over with the scoutcast though?

                                      1. doher.ty
                                          2 months, 2 days ago

                                          Way too much - same sort of this with Scoutcast and Andy's video as much as I hate to say it.

                                          1. HurriKane
                                            • 8 Years
                                            2 months, 2 days ago

                                            Kindda expected . They all are in the same FFS bubble

                                            1. doher.ty
                                                2 months, 2 days ago

                                                It's true, I kinda wish Andy just stayed doing his own thing and made a guest appearance on SC like he did a year before.

                                        • doher.ty
                                            2 months, 2 days ago

                                            Bring back Mark and Granville - those were the days.

                                            1. HurriKane
                                              • 8 Years
                                              2 months, 2 days ago

                                              Good ol times

                                          • Galza
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 3 Years
                                            2 months, 2 days ago

                                            I agree and I’m glad they’re going to be having the odd guest on too.

                                            Great stuff...!

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

                                            Blackbox > Wire > General > Andy > Gianni > Scoutcast imo

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

                                            Stopped watching the scoutcast. Especially when Dave is on.
                                            He rambles way too much. Just get to the point.

                                            1. doher.ty
                                                2 months, 2 days ago

                                                This... so much this!

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

                                                  He writes good articles. Just speaking isn’t his forte.

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

                                              I get erect when I hear the Blackbox intro. Great podcast.

                                              1. HurriKane
                                                • 8 Years
                                                2 months, 2 days ago

                                                Best FPL Podcast out there for me 😉

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

                                            Lads going mad over Son scoring a goal against a team whose name I can't even pronounce properly!

                                            1. doher.ty
                                                2 months, 2 days ago

                                                He scored 4 the game before... is this not enough to go mad over?

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

                                                  Is that game happening again tonight? Didn't know! My bad!

                                              • stat sifter 888888
                                                  2 months, 2 days ago

                                                  They are ranked about 60 places below West Ham/Southampton according to UEFA's coefficient- that is the prestige of beating this team.

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

                                                    Lmao

                                                  2. doher.ty
                                                      2 months, 2 days ago

                                                      Lol but he just put 4 past Southampton who you already acknowledged were better than this team. Bitter I guess.

                                                      1. stat sifter 888888
                                                          2 months, 2 days ago

                                                          Any pacy player will score against Southy's defence- ask Brentford's reserves. I literally put him in my WC GW1 for this reason lol. Long-term there is a very big rotation risk but nobody is denying his talent.

                                                          1. Here Comes The Son ★
                                                            • 3 Years
                                                            2 months, 2 days ago

                                                            Mourinho will play Son into the ground. More worried about him playing every single game and getting injured.

                                                            1. doher.ty
                                                                2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                This

                                                              • stat sifter 888888
                                                                  2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                  Moura is Jose's favourite defensively and Bale has just been signed. Ofc Son should play for next 2/3 GWs but Mourinho is very unpredictable if he feels attackers are not following his defensive instructions- which Son has already been accused of in the past by his club captain.

                                                                  1. doher.ty
                                                                      2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                      This is based on 0 facts - stale opinion.

                                                                      1. stat sifter 888888
                                                                          2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                          Do you know what "fact" means? Bale has just been signed, which is a fact. Son got confronted for his lack of defensive work by his club captain, which is a fact. Mourinho has spoken out about Moura's defensive displays in the press and the documentary, which are both facts: https://www.tottenhamblog.com/2019/12/09/mourinho-singles-out-spurs-attacker-for-amazing-defensive-work-against-burnley/. Do your research, you are blinkered and too opinionated.

                                                                  2. doher.ty
                                                                      2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                      Stale opinions are you thing eh? You have no proof for anything you've said in fact, the opposite has been true. Lol I don't know what your hate for Son is but it's starting to feel a bit targeted.

                                                                      1. stat sifter 888888
                                                                          2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                          All I've said is that Mourinho is unpredictable when it comes to his offensive players and that there are a lot of players for those winger positions now, which are both easily verifiable facts. Bit weird to think that people have feelings of "love" or "hate" towards FPL assets- is that what you do? I'm answering a point about him, which is why it's "targeted". Stop assuming facts based on unrepresentative games.

                                                                          1. doher.ty
                                                                              2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                              Stale

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

                                                                        It doesn't matter it is important for his confidence. Same as Havertz

                                                                        1. stat sifter 888888
                                                                            2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                            Does Mourinho care about player's confidence? Did they sign Bale just to be Son's mascot? Is Moura not talented offensively and does he not work harder defensively and receive more praise for his defensive work than Son? What about Bergwijn and Lamela being tried against easier teams sometimes as well? All perfectly valid questions for any Son owners long-term.

                                                                            1. doher.ty
                                                                                2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                                You've put so much work into proving something that is factually inaccurate. Even if Son misses a game or two he's still a quality player who will start 99% of games.

                                                                                1. stat sifter 888888
                                                                                    2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                                    It's about 10 minutes of work and you've spent the same amount of time as me. Don't be blind to the risks of any player.

                                                                            2. stat sifter 888888
                                                                                2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                                As I got 22 points from him last week definitely not bitter, you just need to get a better understanding of potential issues with players that might affect their FPL totals.

                                                                          • Here Comes The Son ★
                                                                            • 3 Years
                                                                            2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                            Yeah it's all because of this game. It's nothing to do with the fact that he's proven in the prem and can haul at any time.

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

                                                                              Well said

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

                                                                              Hahaha I'm not denying that at all! I really like Son! But people reacting to his goals tonight against some random team is amusing to me!

                                                                              1. doher.ty
                                                                                  2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                                  They are reacting to his form which is good atm. I think people are just fed up with the above guy spewing nonsense about him being a trap and so on.

                                                                                  1. stat sifter 888888
                                                                                      2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                                      Lol, what have I said that is nonsense? English doesn't seem to be your first language.

                                                                            3. Geordie19
                                                                              • 4 Years
                                                                              2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                              A for me

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

                                                                              a) Taylor/Vinagre & Zaha

                                                                              Or.

                                                                              b) Saiss & Wood

                                                                              ???

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

                                                                              Ona wildcard... What do you guys think?
                                                                              Ryan/Walton
                                                                              Digne,Saiss,James,Justin,Mitchel
                                                                              Salah,KDB,Son,Zaha,Podence
                                                                              Jimenez,C.Lewin,Adams
                                                                              0.2itb
                                                                              I could downgrade Saiss to Vinagre and upgrade Zaha to Rodriguez, but not keen on triple Everton.
                                                                              Is Vinagre a good option?

                                                                            6. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                                                                              • 10 Years
                                                                              2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                              Ollie Watkins goal

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

                                                                                Off the bench im guessing?

                                                                                1. HashAttack
                                                                                  • 3 Years
                                                                                  2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                                  Only needed 3 minutes

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

                                                                                    Story of my life...

                                                                            7. Flynny
                                                                              • 5 Years
                                                                              2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                              Evening.....which of these 3 options look best please?

                                                                              Won't captain salah for a few weeks so happy to consider going wirhout.

                                                                              Martinez forster
                                                                              Xxx saiss xxx lamptey ferguson
                                                                              Xxx kdb xxx podence anguisa
                                                                              Werner jiminez dcl

                                                                              A... TAA james salah foden

                                                                              B .....TAA taylor sterling greenwood

                                                                              C...Robbo james sterling greenwood

                                                                              Thanks

                                                                              1. Geordie19
                                                                                • 4 Years
                                                                                2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                                D as good mix

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

                                                                                A - watch Anguissa as AC Milan might put in bid. Perhaps Burke might be safer

                                                                                1. Flynny
                                                                                  • 5 Years
                                                                                  2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                                  I'm put off by the foden rotation.

                                                                                  Could easily go bissouma as fodder

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

                                                                                C

                                                                                1. Flynny
                                                                                  • 5 Years
                                                                                  2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                                  c looks pretty tempting if I can stomach no salah or trent....

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

                                                                                    Depends on your appetite for risk and the type of manager you are. Only you know that 🙂

                                                                                    1. Flynny
                                                                                      • 5 Years
                                                                                      2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                                      May not even be that risky.

                                                                                      I'll have salah in a couple of weeks.

                                                                                      And ill have kdb and sterling for leeds and west ham games....

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

                                                                                        Yeah...juicy! Almost making me want to wc to that!

                                                                            8. The Train Driver
                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                              • 5 Years
                                                                              2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                              Foden owners worried he's starting today?

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

                                                                                Mahrez starts too

                                                                                1. The Train Driver
                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                  • 5 Years
                                                                                  2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                                  Are there actually any serious players that own Mahrez?

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

                                                                                Young, should play as they are so short. See how many mins he plays

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

                                                                                Watch the game. He's running the show whilst Torres and Mahrez do naff all.

                                                                              4. Ajax Hamsterdam
                                                                                • 6 Years
                                                                                2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                                on wc and dont know whether to keep him or go for woods in a 343.

                                                                            9. Geordie19
                                                                              • 4 Years
                                                                              2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                              Bit of a boring one but who would you rather for next few game weeks?

                                                                              Reece James and Brewster
                                                                              Mitrovic and T Mitchell

                                                                              1. St Pauli Walnuts
                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                • 2 Years
                                                                                2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                                B

                                                                            10. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                                                                              • 10 Years
                                                                              2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                              Kane goal

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

                                                                                Son assist. Goak and 2 assists

                                                                                1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                                                                                  • 10 Years
                                                                                  2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                                  maybe jose has stumbled on something with these 2

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

                                                                                    They look excellent. Best combo in the PL atm

                                                                            11. Will J 256
                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                              2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                              Which two do you prefer?
                                                                              James Rodriguez (have DCL)
                                                                              C Taylor

                                                                              Zaha
                                                                              Reece James

                                                                              1. doher.ty
                                                                                  2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                                  Did I just play with you on Rocket League lol I swear my tm had this username!

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

                                                                                Son Kane combo works again. Son is unstoppable

                                                                                1. Drip Doctor
                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                  • 10 Years
                                                                                  2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                                  Shhhhh.

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

                                                                                    *Klaxon

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

                                                                                  How did Everton stop him?

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

                                                                                    They were lucky. Check the stats

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

                                                                                      Ah so luck is stronger than being unstoppable

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

                                                                                        Ignore at your peril

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

                                                                                          Can't have them all

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

                                                                                            True

                                                                                    2. tm370
                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                      • 6 Years
                                                                                      2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                                      Lucky? They created a couple of openings in the first half and posed zero threat in the second.

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

                                                                                  Is he playing up top with Kane or more on the sides? I hope Mourinho learnt something and is playing Son further forward...

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

                                                                                    Flexible....

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

                                                                                      He cuts inside from the left

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

                                                                                        That's good know.
                                                                                        Perhaps, Mou has given him the permission to stop hugging the damn sidelines 😛

                                                                                        He is a sure for my WC!

                                                                              3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                                                                                • 10 Years
                                                                                2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                                son assist

                                                                              4. Ser Davos
                                                                                • 5 Years
                                                                                2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                                https://www.transfermarkt.hu/dimitar-berbatov/leistungsdatendetails/spieler/65/plus/0?saison=2010&verein=&liga=&wettbewerb=&pos=&trainer_id=

                                                                                Berbatov 10-11

                                                                                Nailed on whilst Rooney suffered his WC hangover. 9.5 I think

                                                                                Hand an incredible DGW iirc v Brum/Blackpool

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

                                                                                  What's the point Ser Davos?

                                                                                  1. Ser Davos
                                                                                    • 5 Years
                                                                                    2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                                    Nostalgia

                                                                                2. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                  • 11 Years
                                                                                  2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                                  That was my best season ever, coming 40th. Berbatov had a lot to do with it. Brought him in for his hat-trick against Liverpool and never looked back.

                                                                                  Lovely bit of nostalgia.

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

                                                                                Is Dennis Praet an option @5.5?

                                                                                Lei play mci WHU AVL ars lee

                                                                                1. Gregor
                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                  • Has Moderation Rights
                                                                                  • 11 Years
                                                                                  2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                                  One to watch I think, Maddison will come in for someone.

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

                                                                                    Yeah, fair point.
                                                                                    Thanks!

                                                                              6. acesingh
                                                                                • 5 Years
                                                                                2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                                Thoughts on Ben Davies? Do we think he starts another week?

                                                                              7. Ser Davos
                                                                                • 5 Years
                                                                                2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                                I did think when the prices came out:

                                                                                Headline was Pool, City, Utd and Auba...

                                                                                then there's Son with a price drop to 9 and the PPG of a 200 point player

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

                                                                                  People keep saying he is a trap

                                                                                  1. Konstaapeli
                                                                                    • 4 Years
                                                                                    2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                                    It was one bloke, mate. Give it a rest.

                                                                                    1. doher.ty
                                                                                        2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                                        But that 'one bloke' is on and on about it.

                                                                                    2. Ser Davos
                                                                                      • 5 Years
                                                                                      2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                                      Well he is one of a plethora of immense options

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

                                                                                  What are we thinking re. Callum Wilson? Tempted to shift out but Mitrovic/Maupay/Bamford/Antonio don't have easiest fixtures and not sure about Wood so leaning towards rolling the free transfer

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

                                                                                    I am keeping him for now. Wouldn't surprise me if he got something against Spurs.

                                                                                3. Jones Town
                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                  • 9 Years
                                                                                  2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                                  Best ASM replace up to 5.7? Podence? Missed the price changes annoyingly!!

                                                                                  1. Stormbringer22
                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                    • 1 Year
                                                                                    2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                                    Podence is popular, yes

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

                                                                                    No better option than Podence right now it seems. Some are concerned he will get rotated though.

                                                                                    1. doher.ty
                                                                                        2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                                        Def a concern but you're right he seems the best option atm.

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

                                                                                      if Traore moves forward when Semedo gets into the team, it will be interesting to see how Wolves line up - one of Podence/Neto/Traore will surely emerge as a must have?

                                                                                  3. AC Me Rollin’
                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                    • 4 Years
                                                                                    2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                                    Second, thinking some picks on my WC.

                                                                                    Which would you rather have:

                                                                                    A) Dunne + Zaha + Jiminez
                                                                                    B) Kansa + Son + Mitrovic

                                                                                    1. Stormbringer22
                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                      • 1 Year
                                                                                      2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                                      A

                                                                                  4. Stormbringer22
                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                    • 1 Year
                                                                                    2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                                    3rd mid spot - Foden or JRod?
                                                                                    If I go with Foden, the extra £1.0 will sit in the bank. Not interested in upgrading the bench.

                                                                                    Martinez - 4.0
                                                                                    TAA - Saiss - Lamptey (Mitch - Ferguson)
                                                                                    Salah - KDB - xxxx - Podence (Burke)
                                                                                    Werner - Jimi - DCL

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

                                                                                      Wildcard?

                                                                                      1. Stormbringer22
                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                        • 1 Year
                                                                                        2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                                        Yes

                                                                                    2. acesingh
                                                                                      • 5 Years
                                                                                      2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                                      JRod

                                                                                    3. AC Me Rollin’
                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                      • 4 Years
                                                                                      2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                                      J Rod, wouldn't trust the Pep rotation :/

                                                                                    4. Drip Doctor
                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                      • 10 Years
                                                                                      2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                                      J Rod

                                                                                    5. Stormbringer22
                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                      • 1 Year
                                                                                      2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                                      Thanks all

                                                                                  5. Chung8
                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                    • 2 Years
                                                                                    2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                                    Son should play 90 mins v Newcastle right?

                                                                                    1. AC Me Rollin’
                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                      • 4 Years
                                                                                      2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                                      I'd say so with his form, but he's on to playing a full 90min game atm, might be thinking of changing my team a little bit but not decided yet.

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

                                                                                    WC draft 6153749264
                                                                                    The no Chelsea attack risk:

                                                                                    Martinez
                                                                                    James, taa, Saiss
                                                                                    Salah, kdb, son, podence, Jrod
                                                                                    Jimi, dcl

                                                                                    Lamptey, Mitchell,4.5mid

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

                                                                                      4.5attack*

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

                                                                                    Dale Stephens signs for Burnley
                                                                                    https://www.burnleyfootballclub.com/content/clarets-complete-dale-deal

                                                                                    Looks like he's dropping to 4.4m soon. Do you think he will start for Burnley?

                                                                                    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                                                                                      • 6 Years
                                                                                      2 months, 2 days ago

                                                                                      maybe. but burke at 4.5 looks like standout option imo

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

                                                                                        Sheffield might be loaning Brewster soon. And Wilder did say he's looking to strengthen in that area.

                                                                                        I'd advise against Burke now tbh...