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How I am realigning my FPL thinking with more penalties on offer this season

It has been such a strange start to the 2020/21 Fantasy Premier League season and there is a lot riding on Gameweek 4.

Except for a few usual suspects coming to the fore, most of Gameweek 3 seemed like an anomaly rather than the norm, although it is still very early in the campaign.

But keeping that in mind, I will continue to advise Fantasy managers to not to panic and keep calm. Remember, last week was probably the ideal kind of time to have a bad Gameweek given the low average.

I Wildcarded prior to Gameweek 3, scored a measly 35 points and currently hold an overall rank of 4.8 million. That said, I’m not particularly worried (yet) and those that Wildcarded recently should judge their new squad after at least its first five Gameweeks, not just one round.

But how long can I go without addressing the elephant in the room?

I am, of course, talking about penalties.

For those that aren’t aware, the Premier League was asked to be stricter and more in line with the other leagues for handball rules this season, which has resulted in considerably more spot-kicks than usual. Of the 20 awarded so far, six have been for handball.  

But, we have already seen, after the chaos last week, that referees have been asked to be a little more lenient when it comes awarding penalties for handball from here on.

Under the new instructions, referees have been asked to consider the proximity of the player to the ball, his arm position and the amount of time he has to react.

This means that a player is likely to be penalised for handball if the arm is out from the body or if the ball has travelled a distance.

On top of that, if a player is using their arm for balance or protection then a penalty is less likely to be given, whereas a player’s arm blocking a direct shot on goal is more likely to be given. If a player has his arm above the shoulder, the penalty will still be awarded.

Given these new guidelines, the penalties awarded against Victor Lindelöf (£5.0m), Matt Doherty (£5.9m) and Joel Ward (£4.5m) would not likely have been awarded but the ones against Neal Maupay (£6.5m) and Eric Dier (£5.0m) would have still stood.

Dale Johnson from ESPN told us in his tweet that top leagues like the La Liga and the Serie A got awarded around 30 to 40 penalties more than the Premier League last season and, while I do expect the number to rise in England this year, I don’t think it will be drastic.

What this tells me is I need to realign my thinking with regards to penalties. While earlier I used thinking of a player being on a penalty as an added ‘bonus’, now I want to mentally give that player at least 10 to 15% more weightage in my head when making transfer and captaincy decisions.

However, that does not necessarily mean I opt for players like Callum Wilson (£6.4m) in my team because Newcastle are just not showing enough going forward in open play at the moment.

It also does not mean that I stop myself from picking players like Raheem Sterling (£11.5m) and Sadio Mané (£11.9m) in my team because that would mean giving way more attention to penalties than you should.

It just means that when debating Mohamed Salah (£12.1m) and Mané in my headm and if it’s a 50/50 call, the penalties will swing it for me this season. This wasn’t always the case for me last season.

Also, the only real predictability we have for these ‘random’ handballs for a team is if a team is spending a lot of time in the opposition attacking area.

My guess is that the penalty box touches of the final third touches a team has could be a good indicator of the ability of that team to win a penalty due to a handball.

This is in addition to the teams having players with the ability to draw fouls and win penalties because not much has changed with regards to the rules there.

Given these two factors, outside of the obvious candidates from Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United, I’m also looking at the likes of Richarlison (£8.0m) and Michail Antonio (£6.3m) more closely.

That’s enough on the subject of penalties and I for one hope that the Fantasy Premier League does not turn into the Fantasy Penalty League as it would take a lot of fun and eye-test assessment out of the game.

Another thing I want to talk about is that if you’re not really sure about what transfer to make this Gameweek, there’s no better time to save a transfer than the international break. As my co-host and fellow Pro Pundit Zøphar pointed out on this week’s episode of The FPL Wire, a lot of the national teams are playing three games in this period, so an extra transfer could be handy given the potential ‘injuries’ and in today’s world, ‘infections’.

Also, one more note with regards to teams like Manchester United and Manchester City, who have had a staggered pre-season and are visibly behind on sharpness when compared to other teams, I urge patience. This gap will only become thinner as more and more time passes and we should see all teams on similar levels of ‘fitness’ in the next two odd Gameweeks.

At the time of writing, I’m wondering whether to ship off Timo Werner (£9.4m) for the likes of Danny Ings (£8.4m) or Richarlison. Southampton have a really good fixture this Gameweek but the three games after don’t fill me with confidence.

Normally I wouldn’t worry too much about fixtures when it comes to Southampton but they are in the bottom half of the table for shots in the box so far and Ings had only a single shot against Burnley.

This, combined with Ralph Hasenhüttl’s quotes this week of taking a ‘defence first’ and the international break after this is making me lean towards banking my transfer. This could change before Saturday though.

“It wasn’t a good start to the season but we have focused our work this week on the defence and it was fantastic to see how much they had invested today.” – Ralph Hasenhüttl

In addition, I’ve got a close eye on Spurs assets who have good fixtures (Jose Mourinho has got his team playing well) and maybe some returning Manchester City strikers post the international break.

I’ve also got to bring Salah back in my team really soon but can’t sell my Manchester City midfielders before the Leeds game, which has the potential to be a very high scoring affair.

This is how my team looks this weekend. I’m likely to hand my armband to Sterling or Kevin De Bruyne (£11.6m) since Leeds’ high risk football might leave a lot of space for these Manchester City attackers.

Sitting at 4.8 million, surely this is the time for a green arrow to finally come my way and I’m expecting resurgence for my team starting this week. Here’s hoping I see you on the other side at the end of a much due good Gameweek.

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958 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 28 days ago

    What are you guys going with son and Podence? Very unsure what to do!

    1. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      He's in for me with KWP first sub. At that price I'm happy to risk it

    2. PATSON DAKA
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Keeping Podence, getting rid of Son

      1. Will J 256
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Think I might do the same!!

        1. PATSON DAKA
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I’ve commented below on my three possible plans. Have you any thoughts?

    3. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Depends on so many other factors (bench strength/fixtures, money ITB)

      I sold Son for KDB because I had the cash. It’s closer if you’re selling him for someone cheaper

    4. zman575
        1 month, 28 days ago

        i am holding for sure

        1. Clay Davis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I think his value will go down over international break. Would make sense to bomb now and then buy back at 8.8 or 8.9 when he's back playing end of October.

          Barnes has two terrific home fixtures vs West Ham and Villa. He scored double digits in the each of those fixtures last season.

    5. AnyoneButLiverpool
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Guys, I need some help please. I'm having my worst start ever and I'm not sure what to do. Any help would be really appreciated.

      Leno
      Digne Justin Dier
      Auba KDB Podence Pereira
      Kane Jimenez DCL

      Button Mitchell Ayling Bissouma

      Sold Werner for Jimenez earlier this week and I have 1.4m in the bank. Should I WC or what should I do?

      1. 12steps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I think your nickname will inhibit you a bit the coming gwks

        1. 12steps
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Other than that the looks alright

      2. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        That team is fine...could do Auba to Sterling or LIV if you wanted but not necessary for -4

      3. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I think I’d WC.

        Leno/Dier/Auba/Digne/Periera - that’s a big chunk of change - all underperforming or playing different system.

        1. Goonsquad245
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Auba, Digne and pereira are underperforming?

          1. Limbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Auba/Digne are in tweaked systems. Digne less dead balls. Lacazette back and centre.

      4. ThisPostsOnFire
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        If going without WC, just do Auba to Salah for now

      5. Goonsquad245
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Your team is fine for this week. Hold it.

      6. Clay Davis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Just sit tight. That team is fine. No need to waste a wildcard or take hits.

    6. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      G2G?

      McCarthy
      TAA James Saiss KWP
      Salah KDB Bruno Hames Podence
      DCL

      Nyland Mitrovic Brewster Ferguson

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Gtg, maybe just play Mitro instead of Podence.

    7. CON@16
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 28 days ago

      How do we reconcile Wolves' terrible form stats wise? Their attacking stats are really poor but their fixtures are great. Makes me wonder if Jimenez is being slightly overrated

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        New players. Change of tactics. I’d expect to see marked uptick this week.

      2. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Still adjusting to no Doherty and Jonny IMO
        Traore in a different position - him and Jimenez had a huge combined goal involvement last year

      3. Goonsquad245
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Jimenez is being massively overrated.

        He’s still a good option though.

      4. Clay Davis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        1/ Change in personnel. Doherty and Jota were two important attacking players.

        2/ Wolves weren't the most attacking team at the best of times.

        3/ They've had tricky fixtures. Sheff U are good defensively, They've played City, and then West Ham turned a corner post lockdown and are not a bad team.

    8. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Think I’m sorted on WC now - (more news on from Finch Farm aside).

      Martinez (Steer)
      TAA / KWP / Lamprey (Mitchell/Dunne - I know)
      Hamez / KDB / Salah / Klich (Mendy)
      Vardy (vc) / Jimi (c) / DCL

      0.2itb to soak up rises - Plan to straight swap Jimi/Hamez to Rich/Pulisic after Internationals - higher potential.

      Thoughts?

      1. Goonsquad245
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        You’ve planned a -4 for the week after your WC?

        1. Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Yes. I feel Pulisic is the lynchpin to a free scoring Chelsea, but want to see him play with Havertz/Werner first.

          1. Limbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            (I’m not hit adverse early on, to get price rises - more conservative later in season).

          2. Goonsquad245
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            You’re better off with ings instead of vardy, and then using the cash to upgrade Rodríguez for free IF you really want to.

            1. Limbo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              I’ve considered it, but think Saints don’t have the game... well see.

              Vardy (staying fit) in that Leicester team looks too good to pass up. Stats aside he’s playing great football. That goal last week was a “banger”. Vardy to Richarlison is an option. I like having premiums to allow me to knee jerk -12 after a few beers on a Saturday night.

        2. ThisPostsOnFire
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          And it's not even to get rid of the 2 short term defenders. Absolutely bonkers.

          1. Limbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Mitchell might not be as short term as you think. Dunne I’ll risk

      2. Geriatric Unathletic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Sorry but I hate it 🙂

        That defnce on a W.C.is just shocking, sorry.

        1. Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Cheers. Appreciate the candour.

          If Mitchell cements a place it’ll work. If not I’ll have to juggle. I know it’s a shocking bench 🙂

      3. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I'd lose Hamez to fund a Dunne upgrade. Even say Barnes in would allow you to get a 4.5 with long term potential.

        1. Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Ta. I’m bleeding the TV from the bench, but see it as risk reward. Barnes + say Taylor, would mean no Pulisic.

      4. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Vardy >> Danny boy and invest in the defence

        1. Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          You don’t think Vardy will cut it again?

    9. Tony Martial
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      What to do???

      Martinez Forster
      Saiss VVD Lamptey Dunne Mitchell
      Salah KDB Podence Mahrez Burke
      Kane Jimenez Wood.

      1. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        On a FT maybe get rid of Podence

      2. SAY MY NAME
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        GTG

    10. rozzo
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Son and Mitrovic to

      A). Vardy and Soucek
      B). Ings and Trossard

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        B

      2. cravencottage
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        B

      3. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        B

    11. PATSON DAKA
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Would really appreciate your thoughts on the below... Thanks in advance!

      A) Son to Mahrez
      B) Son and Martial to Salah and Bamford for -4
      C) Son, Havertz and Martial to Salah, Mahrez and Bamford for -8

      1. cravencottage
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        B - but be aware that there is a chance that Son plays

    12. LewanGOALski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      (C): Jimenez or Sterling..?

      1. cravencottage
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Sterling. Jimenez doesn’t often score big

      2. GloryManUnited
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Sterling

      3. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Sterling by so much.

    13. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Which in for Auba?

      A) Mane
      B) Sterling

      1. GloryManUnited
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Sterling and (C)

      2. fc_skrald
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        What is wrong with Auba?

        1. cravencottage
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Fixtures aren’t great and neither are his stats

          1. Goonsquad245
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            He plays Sheffield United at home this week

      3. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        B

    14. HD7
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      On WC:

      1) Should I put Mitchell or just Ferguson if he will take his place soon
      2) Dunne situation... just take Taylor?
      3) Wolves defender- should I just get Semedo... will he get in the team quickly without rotation?

      Thanks.

      1. 12steps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        1) I read something today that Ferguson's recovery may be taking longer, but I can't remember the source. Sorry. Maybe quote from the presser, you should check those

    15. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Martinez Steer
      TAA James Saiss Lamptey Mitchell
      Salah KDB Son Foden Podence
      Jimenez DCL Brewster
      A) Son to Barnes and probably Lamptey or Saiss to Robertson next week
      B) Son to Mahrez(not so tempting when 90 minutes midweek) Get Son back next week
      C) Save and play Lamptey vs Everton. Keep Son for future

      1. Goonsquad245
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Just keep him

    16. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Would you get Soucek and play every week if he were on penalties?

      1. Goonsquad245
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Not until after Liverpool

      2. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Yes

      3. Whats the Huth
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Yes. But I doubt he will be on pens.

        It’ll be antino

        1. Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          This is where I’m looking GW8

    17. JohnnyRev7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      The final piece of my WC jigsaw is awaiting your wisdom ladies and gentleman, so please do pay attention. Consider all the usual variable suspects elsewhere in my squad.

      Yes, WCing before a IB is a dangerous road but my dreadful start to the season precipitated that. I've dispensed with all my heart-picks, vanity-picks and even invited a few trolls back in. I have this really cunning idea that if I pick the players who score the most points, I just might start to rise up the rankings. Radical thought, I know.

      My final conundrum is:

      A) Digne + Barnes (ITB 0.0)

      B) Saiss + Havertz (ITB 0.6)

      What says yous?

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        A

      2. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        A wins very easily. I’d rather have Barnes over Havertz anyways, and then throwing in Digne vs Saiss makes it an easy pick

      3. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        A without a shadow of a doubt

      4. 12steps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        A

      5. JohnnyRev7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        So I'm set on this:

        Martinez / Steer

        Lamptey / Mitchell / Digne / Justin / TAA

        Anguissa / KDB / Mane / Barnes / Klich

        DCL / Ings / Jimenez

        Every boring but could score some points.

        I appreciate yous feedback. Danke.

    18. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Ramsdale (Fabri)
      TAA,Dier,KWP (Taylor)
      Salah,KDB,Hamez,H.Barnes (Bissouma)
      Mitrovic,Werner,Adams

      1FT, £1.3 ITB

      A) Dier to Castagne
      B) Werner to DCL
      C) Save transfer

    19. Slurpy
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Guess I'll keep son then, patience has got me to 500k so I can't complain

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Even if he doesn't play he'll be back after the IB with great fixtures

        1. Slurpy
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Exactly my thoughts, they look tasty

      2. Whats the Huth
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Imagine if he starts

        1. Slurpy
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Dont ahahaha

    20. HD7
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Arsenal fans,
      Is Holding nailed?

      1. SAY MY NAME
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        don't think anyone is nailed in our defence, gonna take a couple of months for Arteta to work out the best combinations at the back

        1. SAY MY NAME
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          not saying he won't play every game, but don't think he's 'nailed' as such

    21. Will J 256
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Son:
      1: Son to Barnes
      2: Son to Mahrez
      3: Son to Foden
      4: Hold

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Hold

      2. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        4

    22. flippetyflop
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      My wildcard team is almost sorted guys - simple A or B decision.

      A - Semedo + a 4.0 Defender
      B Marcal + Lamptey
      C - Coady + KWP

      Rest of the team is:

      Martinez/Forster
      TAA Robertson Dunne X X
      Salah Sterling Barnes Foden Bissouma
      DCL Jimenez Adams.

      Even though Wolves lost against West Ham - Semedo looked attacking in this game with 22 touches in the final third so I'm leaning towards A.

      Thoughts?

      1. ...al
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Had a lol at that

        If he's fit for a minute, he might be good be we all know where it's going

    23. vandebeek
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      So, how likely is it for torres to start instead of mahrez this GW?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Can he play on the left?

    24. Subzero (-4)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      What is all this talk of jiminez being out? Is this Bull sh*t posting or is there any substance to it? I can’t find any sources regarding it?

      1. Joey Tribbiani
          1 month, 28 days ago

          bs

        • ...al
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          B*llocks

        • Whats the Huth
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          If this is true. I will have no choice but to wildcard

        • Goonsquad245
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Funny if true, but first I’ve heard of it

        • Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          "All this talk"

          1. Subzero (-4)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Last 10-15 mins

        • Subzero (-4)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          There are some proper spanner’s who post on this site sometimes. Genuine content gets diluted by so much BS. Thank you to all the straight down the line folk

          1. Bennerman
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Totally agree Subzero. It only takes a few loud spanners (and lord knows, we have our share) to drown out those talking in a measured, reasonable fashion. You can't have a proper debate on here, not about football or fantasy football (and most definitely not about current affairs). Someone ill-informed, braggadocious, attention-seeking or just 14 years old will ruin it almost straight away.

            Which is why so many just lurk and pick up useful information where they can, occasionally chipping in when there looks like a chance of a half-decent discussion – or just when totally exasperated by the latest piece of BS to be posted and having to say something.

          2. JohnnyRev7
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Possibly the mods will address the Jimenez issue when they post the scout team later. I'm sure they have their finger on the pulse.

            But 'spanners' made me laugh! Very old skool and kinda cool. Usually I just with w@ankers and mutherfcukers and hope not to get deleted/banned.

      2. Marc Jobling
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Wildcard:

        - Who is the best 4.5 mid out of Reed, Anguissa, Alzate, Bissouma, McCarthy etc?

        - Do I risk bringing Podence in? Going him over the Zaha/Grealish keeps 1.6m ITB.

        1. Whats the Huth
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Burke

          And no. Don’t risk it

          1. Marc Jobling
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Does Burke even get minutes when Brewster signs?

            Yeah the lack of clarity from Nuno was frustrating. None of the other 5.5s appeal to me.

            1. Whats the Huth
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Good point about Brewster

        2. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Anguissa is one of Fulham's top chance creators (not that that says much).

      3. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Better option this gw?

        A. Davies > James/ lamptey for free
        B. Play one of davies / Mitchell / Egan and save ft

      4. fplking14
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Vardy + Hamez or DCL + Barnes?

        1. iL PiStOlErO
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          First one

      5. Whats the Huth
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Taking a massive gamble this week.

        May fail. But if these lot start. I expect a good week. If not, well..... I go again

        Son
        Vinagre
        Podence
        Richarlison

        Please start lads

        1. Goonsquad245
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Think you’ll get 1 or 2 of them

          1. Whats the Huth
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            If one plays. I’m happy enough. My bench will come

      6. Tony Martial
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Everyone keeping Podence?

        Don’t know what to do?

        1. Whats the Huth
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I am

        2. claretparrot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Yep. At his price not worth worrying about

        3. Rassi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Keeping. Soucek from bench if Podence does not play.

      7. mr messi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Can’t decide on KDB or Ings (C)?

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Own both. Captaining someone else.

          1. mr messi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Who?

            1. Stormbringer22
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Raz I bet

        2. GloryManUnited
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          KDB

        3. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          My dilemma all week and have gone with Danny

      8. Qaiss
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        So there are finally going to be 3pm kick offs over the next few weeks?

      9. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        1.4m ITB, Anything worth a hit here with Son/Podence risks?

        Martinez
        Robbo Saiss RJames
        Salah KDB Son Podence Foden
        DCL Jimenez

        Forster Lamptey Mitchell Brewster