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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. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Is Lamptey fit to play?

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      He trained at least, so would keep. Or if on WC, would bring him in, worth the small risk he won’t play this week

      1. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Ok. It's him or Justin. Guess Lamptey is more long term.

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

    What’s your thoughts about going without TAA on WC to move funds forwards on the pitch?

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      I don't have him. Digne instead. Save 1.5 and get arguably more attacking potential

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

      not a bad option, just have a way to bring him in when he starts looking good

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

      Personally think TAA will come good and have him on my wc. Depends who it allows you to bring in

      Always the risk of his double figure games where he gets a cleanie, assist and bonus - especially with high ownership and kind schedule

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Cheers,

        Considering the following WC team:

        Martinez, Steer
        Saiss, James, Justin, Lamptey, Mitchell
        Salah, KDB, Son, Rodriguez, Anguissa
        DCL, Ings, Jimenez

        1. Free Hat
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 3 days ago

          I would risk it if you can have a team like that tbh.
          But like someone said, try to leave a option for getting him back if needed.

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

          Martinez, Steer
          Saiss, James, Taylor, Lamptey, Mitchell
          Sterling, KDB, Son,Foden,Anguissa
          DCL, Werner, Jimenez

          1. Lindelol
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            ^^I have similar team

    4. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      I think it’s fine. People put waaaaaaay too much weight on the one freak occasion he scored 24 points the week after a lot had sold.

      He is a good option though, no doubt, so you need to make the money count further up.

    5. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      I am thinking about the same look below. But would look to get him from GW6 onwards.

    6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      A 7.5 asset with 48 returns in 50 appearances since returning from injury in GW26 2018/19 (21 CS, 23A, 4G) just doesn’t spring to mind as a port of call to eek out an extra few bob

      Nothing to guarantee it can’t work of course, and nothing to guarantee he’ll get 48 in his next 50... but Robbo starting to share more set pieces of late wouldn’t be enough to drive me there personally

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

    Leaning towards Werner over son. Means I have less money itb and have the option of shifting to Jesus/Martial. How's this wc look?

    Martinez (Steer)
    TAA James Saiss (Lamptey Mitchell)
    Salah KDB Foden Podence (Anguissa)
    Werner Jimenez DCL

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

      i got them both at the expense of TAA

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

      If you go Son, which attacker instead of Werner?

      Werner looks good but still haven’t hit the ground running

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

        Switch of formation to 352 and Werner becomes Brewster

        Prefer playing 343 and feel Werner gives better flexibility, means I have a full playing bench and still have a spare Liv spot

    3. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      I think from a season long perspective, value and team structure Son is a better pick than Son, even though you have to pay 4.5m for a non playing bench fodder (for example Davies from AV). Can't guarantee it won't backfire this GW and Werner gets a hat trick though...

      1. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        *Than Werner of course. Sorry it's too early in the morning...

      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Son vs. Son Is a tough call tbf

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

          The Sophie's Choice of FPL

          1. DannyDrinkVodka
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Bravo

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

        Feel like theres better structure in the 343.

        Gives the 9m+ price point for Jesus (nailed city attacker) or Martial if Werner doesn't bag a goal or 2 against the worst defence in the league

    4. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Ditto similar to my first draft. I have 0.5 inb spare to do Foden-> Grealy/Barnes in the future

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

    With a spare .5ITB on WC

    a) Robbo > TAA
    b) 4.5 Bench MID (Burke) > Soucek
    c) Barnes > James

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

      Or just save it and use it later on something what u really need? Those transfers are not necesarry and so sideways

      1. nisag17
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        This

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

    Getting a bit jittery with this team with no chelsea or spurs this gw. And Mccarthy in goal. Time to wc or wait another week?

    mccarthy
    taa davies taylor
    salah auba bruno soucek
    ings dcl mitro

    nyland mitchell BISSOUMA EGAN

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Can't WC now you've missed all the price changes. Nothing wrong with that team at all, would deal with Davies/Egan first though and Auba to KDB for this week

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

        Sorry, already did auba > kdb a couple of days back. Anything worth a hit?

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Nah hit isn't needed imo

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

            Cheers bud

    2. nisag17
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Fine for now. Though I wouldn't go with all three of Salah, kdb and bruno long term. Really limits your other choices.

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

    How is this one looking?
    Martinez, Steer
    Robbo, Justin, Lamptey, Mitchell, Dunne
    KDB, Salah, Son, J. Rodriguez, 4.5
    Jesus, DCL, Wood
    Or maybe Robbo+J. Rod to TAA+ Zaha is looking better? Or Jesus to Werner?
    Cheers guys!

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

      great looking team. except defence is a little too light, mitchell will lose his place soon and likely so will dunne

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

        And probably Justin also... I know

  7. The Neville Wears Prada
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Best team you’ve seen yet?
    Martínez
    Robbo, VVD, James, Saiss
    KDB, Salah, Son, Foden
    Jimi, DCL

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Yes

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

      Who would be your subs if Foden rotated? For a 4-4-2 though certainly looks decent

      1. The Neville Wears Prada
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Burke and Mitchell. And Davis/Brewster if he moved

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

          Looks ok the bench. Always toyed with 4 at the back teams but always get attacker fomo so never actually do it!

          1. The Neville Wears Prada
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Everyone is so comfortable with 343

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

      Not when werner nails in a brace and TAA gives his complementary 17 point haul.

      1. The Neville Wears Prada
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Same could be said about Sterling, Bruno, Martial, whoever. Can’t have everyone

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

          Except them 3 aren’t owned by half the game.

          1. The Neville Wears Prada
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Neither are TAA and Werner.. Ownership has nothing to do with who’s gonna get the most points.

  8. FDMS All Starz
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Would you WC this team or take a -4?
    Already done (ASM -> Podence) but not sure on (Auba -> Kdb)

    (1FT/0.0itb)
    McCarthy*
    Justin* - Davies* - TAA
    Auba* - ASM* - Salah - Bruno
    Adams* - Wilson* - Werner

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Why are Justin Mccarthy and Adams a problem? Only real issue there is Davies

      1. FDMS All Starz
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Justin = Man City & not nailed

        McCarthy = Team can’t defend high line, individually was poor last game could be dropped

        Adams = Strikers need to score goals or they will be rotated, Long is a threat

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Justin nailed for another month at least, beyond City fixtures are good

          GK transfer's are a luxury, Soton were good during the restart and won't be getting rid of Mccarthy until he's actually dropped... Forster is no better than Mccarthy either

          Adams deserved goals in both games, xG is through the roof and is due

          1. Goonsquad245
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Sensible stuff, agree with all of it.

    2. nisag17
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Your two problems are ASM and Davies.

      But please just do Auba to KDB already. You want KDB long term anyway. Just get him in now for a hit.

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

    RMT
    Hugo
    TAA Robertson Tiernery ----KWP (sub)
    Zaha, Salah,Sterling, Xhaka
    Adams, Wilson, Richarlision

    GTG ?

    1. balint84
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      upgrade Zaha+Xhaka to Foden+Traoré/Trossard

  10. thehodge
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Can’t have everyone and Jimi seems the most likely one to sacrifice. Whole squad does look stronger without him but not going with him doesn’t sit right with me

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Jimi back in

  11. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Thoughts on this 3 premiums WC team?

    Martinez
    James Siass Kean
    Salah Kdb Sterling Podence
    Werner DCL Wood

    Steer Anguissa Lamptey Mitchell

    0.0 inb

    Alternatively can do, Kean + Sterling + Wood -> TAA + Foden/Rodriguez + Jimenez

    1. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Yeah I’d downgrade Sterling and upgrade elsewhere.

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Cheers.

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

      TAA Rodriguez Jimenez is a no brainier

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Probably the sensible move albeit template-ish.

        1. Dirty Harry
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          I don't think this season is going to be template-ish. So many player options and spread with attacking returns etc.

          1. Rolls-Royce
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            I agree. Just finding it hugely tempting to own Sterling at 5% ownership.

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Not sustainable imo

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Wood can become -> Mitrovic/Wilson/Watkins if it doesn't go to plan.

    4. balint84
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      I like better the first choice, the second one is too ordinary

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        That's what I thought

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

      It's excellent. I wouldn't change it. To do your alternative or something like it requires a sacrifice of one of the premium mids. Any one would hurt. Personally it would be Salah I'd lose, but you chose those 3 for a reason.

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Cheers. I don't plan on selling Salah unless he is injured. Backing Liverpool to do better than last season with the addition of Thiago.

        Sterling allows me a further differential and explosive captaincy option in 3 out of their next 4 fixtures.

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

          Well there you go. You know why you picked those three, so go with your own decision!

  12. SKULL AND GNOMES
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Son > Son. -4

    Hang 'em high! Slaughter them typo queens I say.

    C'Mon! 😆

  13. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Hi all work at present so whats this business about KDB being injured?

    any truth behind the rumours fam?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 3 days ago

      'Distortion'... need to wait on news if it's a possible concussion

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Yeah Pep really cleared that one up for us lol

    2. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Oh so he might be injured? Thought is was just BS as I havent watched the replay etc...

  14. UptheBlues
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    On WC which option do you guys prefer?

    Martinez
    Robbo Saiss James
    Salah KDB XXX Podence
    Werner Jimenez XXX

    A) Wood and Rodriguez
    B) DCL and Barnes/Zaha/Foden

    Thanks in advance!

    1. Dirty Harry
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      B. I think with Barnes

    2. There Can Be Only One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      B with one of Barnes/Zaha. Foden will be impacted by pep roulette

      1. Dirty Harry
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        I love Foden, but if he isn't going to guaranteed starting every game then thats a big chunk of money on the bench.

        Zaha has a good turn of fixtures soon thats for sure, but I think Barnes edges him.

  15. Dirty Harry
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    GTG WC Edition?

    4-4-2

    Martinez (Steer)
    VvD James Saiss Castagne (Mitchell)
    Salah KDB Son Podence (Anguissa)
    Werner Jimenez (Brewster)

    ITB 0.3m

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

      Like it a lot mate! I was also going to go with VVD but couldn't bring myself to put him in over one of the fullbacks

      1. Dirty Harry
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Thanks. Unfortunately I can't bring in TAA or Robbo unless I drop the likes of Jimi or Werner to say DCL.

        Really favouring Jimi's fixture run and can score goals. Werner I know his first two games were disappointing though I'm sure they will click and WBA is a good chance. Also this gives me the opportunity to swap to Jesus/Martial/etc.

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

          Yep I've had the same issue and my thoughts are exactly the same

  16. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Werner obviously not going to drop?

    1. SKULL AND GNOMES
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      I think fatty will stick with him.

  17. FDMS All Starz
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Is Auba to Kdb worth a -4?

    1. what\'s my name
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      think so

    2. Chilli Heatwave
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Not till more injury news I guess

    3. SKULL AND GNOMES
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      We desperately need Auba to score a hat trick after the Guru's have cremated him with the deep out wide nothingness of black hole status analysis of doom.

      Where will they hide? Where will they go? Do they really care about the Sheeple? Will they apologise?

      Where is Michael Fish when the wind blows? People died! Night Night!

  18. what\'s my name
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    on WC which combo:
    a. Werner + Son
    b. DCL + Sterling

    *got KDB

    1. Chilli Heatwave
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      A

  19. Chilli Heatwave
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Thoughts on the troops?

    Martinez Steer
    Coady Saïss James Lamptey Mitchell
    KDB Salah Son Havertz Foden
    DCL Rodríguez Brewster

    Cheers

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Wouldnt double up on WOL def mate

      1. Chilli Heatwave
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Even with those fixtures?

        1. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Fixtures are great for Wolves for sure, just think 2 x wolves defenders is asking for trouble myself.
          Up to you in the end? You asked for our thoughts lad lol

  20. BrutalLogiC
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Hello, Poor start, trying to crack top 5 million, how's my WC team?

    Martinez
    Saiss TAA Taylor
    Podence Son Salah KDB Rod
    DCL Jim

    Steer Mitchell Lamp Brewster

    1. Chilli Heatwave
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      I’m not keen on Podence but other than that good to go

      1. Dirty Harry
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        What's wrong with the Podence pick? Game time?

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

        how come? new position and/or potential bench or what? or simply better option?

        1. Chilli Heatwave
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Game time for me give them their new transfers. However ok as a short term option I just didn’t like the lack of flexibility for change it gave me

    2. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Looks fine 😉 G2G

  21. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    I think if you get Foden on a WC you might get some indication of him starting or not from the European action. Have a decent bench and be prepared for the odd let down. Its still 6.5 for an attacking City mid chance

    1. Chilli Heatwave
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Him and Lamptey will rotate for me

  22. aleksaa2
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Jesus for Martial on a FT?

  23. seewhyaxe
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Hello DZ wcers,

    Any interest in Mendy straight in..? I'm contemplating having him instead of Recce James, and replace James with a 4.5m instead like Taylor, Lamptey, Leeds def, etc.

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

      There's no certainty he starts this GW. Either wait for confirmation of have a 4.5 back-up keeper.

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

        Assuming he starts this gw, any thoughts which 9.5m combo is better..?

        Mendy + 4.5m def

        or

        Recce James + 4.5m gk

  24. Aubamewho
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Considering KDB is fit, captain order ?
    A) KDB
    B) Salah
    C) Werner
    D) Son

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      That would be my order of preference

      1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Yeah probably

  25. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    I'm def veering towards gambling on the City big boys for a few GWs (team is well balanced enough) and can easily get Salah in for Sterling afterwards:

    Martinez
    Robertson Saiss James
    KdB Sterling Rod Klich(Podence)
    Jesus Jimenez DCL
    (4.0 Burke Lamptey Mitchell)
    0.5itb

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

      Salah is 12.1m now so, you'd need another 0.1m for Raz -> Salah afterwards

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        true could get lucky...if Son rises tomorrow I'll have another 0.1, Digne, Castagne or Klitch either but doubt that happens

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          ...and going Dunne over Mitchell would save me 0.1 actually so might do that

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

            You don't need your 5th defender right now. I've got Ferguson at 4m who should be nailed once he returns in 3 or 4 weeks.

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 3 days ago

              yeah might go Dunne and hope he plays a couple of more GWS and rises 0.2

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

      Gosh, that looks surprisingly good. Excellent, in fact.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        yeah,I'm admiring it here lol

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

          Very similar to mine actually. I've gone Werner/Foden over your Jesus/JRod

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            could go Werner for a week and then get Jesus but the more I think about it best not...City at home v a depleted LEI nothing it t between the two strikers this GW I reckon and Jesus is a differential! It would sicken me if Werner got a hattie admittedly as I started with.

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

              Swings & Roundabouts. Jesus could haul while Foden is sat on my bench. It's what the game's all about!

    3. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Liking the double up City mid over Salah for few GWs idea too

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        yeah and not as if we can't get Salah in easily enough afterwards if he's looking better than Raz

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

      Decent.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        cheers

  26. Fnug
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    A) Jesus & Bamford
    B) Jimmy & Wood

    1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      B

    2. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      B

  27. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Son or Werner?

    1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      S

  28. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Morning dzz, really stuck on this

    A) KDB + Salah + Foden + DCL or
    B) KDB + Sterling + Hames + DCL
    C) KDB + Son + Jesus + Hames

    1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      A

    2. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      I like B

    3. Nikolai Volkoff
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      C

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

      Haha perfect, one of each

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

    Settled on this WC last night,

    Guita,
    Trent, Saiss, Taylor,
    KDB, C Son, Salah, Podence, Costa
    DCL, Jimenez,

    Steer, Bamford, Lamptey, Mitchell

    1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Looks good.
      Only luck and an explosive performance from either raheem or United players can stand on your way to success

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

        Cheers, had to do something ml mate pulled 70 points on me in two weeks?
        He got 109 last week!!

        1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Early days my friend, early days.

  30. GOATMEAT
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 3 days ago

    So both Mahrez and Foden played full minutes in cup game... Foden was great... Does this mean Foden will start against City?! 😀

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

      Do u expect him to play 90mins x 3 in a week?

    2. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Due a Pep roulette