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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. yousunkmybattleship
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Scenes this weekend when no penalties are awarded and Leeds beat Man City

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      How can there be no pens when Man u play at home?

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        🙂

      2. yousunkmybattleship
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        World is ending. Have you not noticed the last 3 gameweeks?

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Wouldn’t surprise me this season

    3. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      If I was managing a pre-K team I’d have done an hour a day session this week on winning handballs.

    4. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Well people captained KDB last week for the reason he’s on penalties and then moaned when Bruno, Vardy got penalties when the penalties awarded were all penalties for them. Dunno.

    5. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      WCers in tears when Auba gets a hattrick, Martial hattrick (3x assisted by Bruno), no Liverpool CS

  2. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    1FT with 0.1itb. Comes down to this for me. WC still intact.

    A. Werner >> Jimenez
    B. Save FT & GTG

    McCarthy
    TAA, Justin, Davies, Saiss
    KDB(C), Salah(v), Rodríguez, Zaha
    Werner, Ings
    (Nyland, Bissouma, Mitchell, Davis)

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Rafa's a conservative manager so he'd hold

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I did A but it's not a bad idea to hold either tbh

      I think Davies is more of a concern, I think Reguilon starts vs united.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Yep I’m aware of that too. Could go Davies >> James? But it’s another defensive move. And I also own Zaha

        1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Yeah it's not ideal, James could get rotated

          Saiss was another option but wolves doesn't look good defensively and there's a small chance of him losing his spot.
          I guess then save and get Lamptey in for the next GW

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            I have saiss yeah

      2. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Otherwise Bissouma comes in

    3. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I would say A (I held Werner for WBrom, enough said)

      However with the imminent return of Zy & Puli, I'm holding. Sensible or stubborn? Make of it what you will 😉

      Already have Jimi 🙂 , Plan B is to move Werner to Ings & Mitro

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        What about my moves below. Realised I can go Davies+Werner >> Robbo+DCL for a -4?

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Solid moves if you're tired of Werner - would enhance any team 🙂

  3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    RMT

    McCarthy (Steer)
    TAA Saiss Justin KWP(Mitchell)
    Salah KDB Hamez (Bissouma)(Reed)
    Jimenez Ings Wilson

    0ft,2.5 itb

    Good to go? Or Wilson to DCL for a hit?

    1. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      rather DLC over Wilson

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Definitely would have done it with an FT.. just not sure if it's worth a hit

  4. Tony Martial
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Bench Order?

    Burke,Mitchell,Dunne

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Correct order

    2. Andy'81
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I'd probably have Dunne first against NUFC, not to bothered by the order of the other two.

  5. umerlfc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Keep Lamptey on WC with all the talk about going to Bayern?

    1. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Yes

  6. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Sorry to ask again - would you play:

    A) KWP (H vs. WBA)
    B) Klich (H vs. MCI)

    Currently on A (WBA worst in the league for chances created, big chances created, shots on target, xG, but did manage to score 3 vs. Chelsea)
    But the clean sheet odds are relatively low for Man City and Mike Dean did awards the second most penalties in the league last season

    Cheers

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A

    2. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A

    3. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      KWP

    4. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Cheers chaps

  7. ManTree(v2!) or just JAY!
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Bruno + Bamford
    OR
    6m MID + Kane

    (no other Spurs or Man Utd)

    1. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      B + B

    2. JoeSoap
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Trossard/Pereira & Kane, better fixtures

    3. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Trossard and Kane

  8. JoeSoap
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Any changes you would suggest on WC?

    Dunne/Mitchell maybe risky! Have 0.2 to play with. Maybe change Costa/Saiss.

    McCarthy, Steer
    Justin, TAA, Saiss (Dunne/Mitchell)
    Salah, KDB, Trossard, Costa, (Mendy)
    Jimmy, Vardy, DCL

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Yah i'd go Saiss -> attacking 4.5ish fullback and Costa up to 6.0

      1. JoeSoap
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Might do Lamptey and Pereira

        1. ElliotJHP
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I prefer that bud

          1. JoeSoap
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Thanks

  9. Vasshin
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Already used my FT on Son to avoid price drop and thinking he was out for long term but I have 2.5M in bank.
    My defense is
    Justin James Sais Robbo Mitchell
    Should I do a 4 point hit as I think TAA might get wild vs Villa
    A. James to TAA
    B. Sais to TAA

  10. NULL-X-VOID
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Play Holding (SHU) or Podence (FUL)

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Holding a safe 6 points I would probably take

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I'd be inclined to say Holding, only just behind Liverpool for CS odds this week (3rd highest in league)
      Doesn't look like Brewster has signed in time

    3. NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      cheers guys, Podence would be the first sub

  11. Eastman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Play 2 from:
    A. Lamptey (eve)
    B. Mitchell (CHE)
    C. Justin (WHU)
    D. Soucek (lei)

    1. Leonard hatred
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      D, A for me

    2. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      C&D.

  12. Africa United
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Lads please Kdb or Salah ? alongside Sterling
    Also. Mendy or Digne ??

    1. FPL FAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 26 days ago

      KDB

    2. FPL FAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Digne

  13. Zrinkec
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Jimenez, Auba, Salah or Ings for captain?

      1. Africa United
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Salah only because it's last game

        1. Zrinkec
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Why late game makes him better candidate?

      2. Will J 256
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Son and Mitchell to Barnes and Digne for a -4? Sounds good?

        1. Africa United
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Just son to Barnes

      3. Galza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        RMWCT please...

        McCarthy
        Robbo / Castagne / Lamptey
        Salah / Sterling / Bruno / Grealish
        DCL / Wilson / Mitrovic

        Button / Mendy / Cooper / Ferguson

        Any suggestions welcome...

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Not Mitro! Him and Fulham are awful! Go Bamford perhaps? All the rest are solid picks

          1. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Thanks Raf, but I think Mitro will likely stay as everything Fulham seem to do is geared around getting him a goal. Pens too...

        2. ElliotJHP
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Don't fancy Maupay over Wilson?

          1. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            At some point, yes, however Wilson has looked pretty good so far and does have a decent run of fixtures.
            I will probably make that move when Wilson gets his inevitable injury.

            1. ElliotJHP
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Fair, I think Maupay has looked sharper and Brighton also have the fixtures, the better side too.

              All the best, rumours of Lamptey to Bayern but I don't see it myself

              1. Galza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Lamptey > Bayern.

                Was it from the same bloke that said Jiménez was out. 😆

                1. ElliotJHP
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Haha just paper talk he's in my side so I really hope not!

      4. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Just realised I can go Werner+Davies >> DCL+Robbo! 😯 Worth the -4?

        McCarthy
        TAA, Justin, Davies, Saiss
        KDB(C), Salah(v), Rodríguez, Zaha
        Werner, Ings
        (Nyland, Bissouma, Mitchell, Davis)

        1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Quite tempting..
          I actually think I would do it for the long term because you would anyway have to use an FT on Davies

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Unless I get rid on a WC

            1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              True but tbh once you take that hit I think your team is set and you won't need to use WC for a while.

        2. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Very nice moves

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Only thing worries me is it’s following a -8 fail haha. Pull the trigger MS? Thanks

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Yeah think so - Davies gonna be a problem before long

        3. ElliotJHP
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          From speaking yesterday think this would be the dream move for you, pull the trigger I reckon

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Thanks mate! Really didn’t want to do a hit but it seems ideal

        4. Galza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I’d do it mate.
          Will set you right up...!

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Cheers boss

        5. Third Eye Vision
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          100%
          It really improves your team and structure too.

      5. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        544k terrible start.

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Show off

        2. DAZZ
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          It’s not bad. Im 740K and counting my lucky stars. WC in tact. Trust me there are brilliant managers who are far worse off than you.

        3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Damn, season over already :/

        4. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Where did you expect to be after three GWs? Variance is at its highest, casuals all still involved and masses of chips played

      6. AdamJ91
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Team good to go?

        Martinez
        Coleman, James, Saiss.
        Salah, KDB (c), Mahrez, Klich.
        Werner, Jimenez, DCL.

        (Steer, Lamptey, Anguissa, Ferguson.)

      7. Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        A) Shaw to Coady
        B) Save FT for the break

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Easy B

      8. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I do hope I am proven wrong as I have gone KDB captain, but I think Man City will struggle against Leeds and it won't end up being a cruising victory. I think a squad full of injuries never lives up to the expectations. Hence why I didn't double up or triple up on City on my WC last week. Was proven right against Leicester who are arguably a better team than Leeds, but Bielsa is a good manager who would know how to give City a run for their money. Hope I am wrong.

        1. DAZZ
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I disagree. Man city just have too much quality. Fulham bagged 3, and Liverpool bagged 4. I’m not even mentioning Sheffield United as they are woeful. I can see man city scoring 3 or 4. People over think this game. A fully fit KDB (C) against a promoted side for me

          1. Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 26 days ago

            I see your point, I really do. Last week though everyone was loading up on City because Ndidi and half the Leicester defence was injured, but look what happened. City will undoubtedly score against Leeds, but I think they will concede a few as well. It will be a cracking game of football that one!

            1. RECKLESS
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Lei still maintain defensive shape. Leeds just know to.play entertaining free flowing football. I see lot of goals in this one...4-2 Mancity probably

        2. Von Lipwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I hope you are on to something there

      9. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        How long before Brewster will be updated in the game?
        Don’t want to be sitting waiting to make this transfer while losing tv.

        1. RECKLESS
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Have you seen Shef matches? Will be sometime before he can deliver

          1. Albrightondknight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Don’t care he is my my team immediately as soon as he is showing under SHU. Jus hoping it doesn’t take more than 2-3 days.

        2. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Will be early next GW
          Signing hasn't formally been confirmed yet!

          1. Albrightondknight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            I am hoping they get this done on Saturday after the GW starts

        3. Leonard hatred
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Same problem, but only so I can get a 3rd pool player in

      10. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Got a problem

        Not enough players.

        McCarthy Button
        TAA Justin Vinagre Davies Ferguson
        Salah KDB Son Hamez Bissouma
        Werner DCL Brewster

        Was think of Vinagre to Siass and Werner to Jimenez and keep Son. Might gamble Son will start?

        1. Crunchie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          That for a -4 sorry

      11. DAZZ
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Son owners. Keeping/Benching/Selling/Starting. Talk to me. I’m currently starting because Mou simply hasn’t ruled him out.

        1. RECKLESS
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Currently on bench and saving FT with intl break next. Can advice below bro?

        2. Crunchie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Starting I feel. Maybe Mourinho got it wrong and is second guessing to save grace ?

          1. DAZZ
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            My honest opinion in the situation is Mou for whatever reason subbed Son off for Bergwijn in a tactical change. It backfired massively and to save face he signed it off as an injury. And is backtracking now saying he could be fit. Call me mad but weirder things have happened 🙂

            1. Niho992
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Also Bergwijn played both games vs Chelsea and Maccabi. If Son is really injured then he would rest Bergwijn. Am i right?

            2. FPL FAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 26 days ago

              This actually makes sense 🙂

            3. El Presidente
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 26 days ago

              You're mad. No way he would publicly state Son is injured without Son being injured. It's ridiculous.

        3. FPL FAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Me starting as well. At least, we will have him for GW5-GW8.

        4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Probably starting along with Podence*

          With this bench
          Justin Ayling Brewster

        5. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Already sold for Zaha Rightly or wrongly

        6. fr3d
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I'm starting him. Have a feeling Jose will too.

      12. RECKLESS
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        With Podence still a doubt,I will have to play Mitchell vs che as Son is out too
        Is it worth doing Son to Mahrez for free considering the upside but, Jesus is back after international break and will take Mahrez spot? Or just play Podence and hope for best

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Play Podence

        2. Crunchie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Depends on if you want to but him back?

        3. DAZZ
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Play Podence mate.

        4. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Play Podence
          IMO Mahrez could just be as likely not to play

      13. Dunkin
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        On Wildcard.

        A) Trossard + Jimenez + 0.6 ITB
        B) Rodríguez + DCL

        Would really like to have Jimenez for at least the Fulham match, then probably sub him or Ings for DCL further on. Is it at a too big cost?

        1. RECKLESS
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          A and keep Jiminez for next 4. Rodriguez will mosty be rested for Liv match

        2. korbendallas82
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          not at the cost of dropping Rodriguez, i think. I , but want to switch to Barnes. Rodriguez creative outlet has been to deep for me.

      14. We ain't got no histor…
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Alright lads, WC active
        RMT

        Steer Mccarthy
        Mitchell Dunne Lamptey Robbo TAA
        Sterling Salah Barnes Souchek Stephens
        DCL Jimenez Ings

        1. ElliotJHP
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Really boring move, but If I was going McCarthy think I'd have Foster as my 4.0.

          Bench may come unstuck but sure you're aware you've sacrificed this for the line up which is strong.

        2. Crunchie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Good prefer KDB always

          1. We ain't got no histor…
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Have nothing ITB mate, need to do Lamptey-4.5 to afford KDB

      15. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Bavies, Son and Werner to Van Dijk, Havertz and Jimenez for -4?

      16. Yankee Toffee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        A) Watch MOTD
        B) Form over Fixtures
        C) Think for yourself

        1. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Yes and
          D. Fixture over form sometimes.
          Fixtures can create form and then you are ahead of the curve.

          1. Yankee Toffee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            No such thing as home field advantage with no fans....

        2. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 26 days ago

          All 3 to be honest

        3. fantasyfog
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          What's this thinking for yourself? I don't get it

      17. Arsenal97
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        on WC :
        A) Justin Burke Jimenez (Bench Burke)
        B) Castagne Podence Mitrovic (play with 5 MIDs)

      18. Drogba Legend
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Chances Son and Bavies start or even play?

        1. Niho992
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I think Regulion starts. Also there is possibility that Mou will play 3-5-2 with Bavies at LCB