Pro Pundits - Az

My FPL tips for those struggling after a chaotic start to the 2020/21 season

FPL BlackBox co-host and three-time top 10k finisher Az discusses thinking with a clear head, the move away from ‘big at the back’ and form over fixtures in his latest Pro Pundits article.


What is happening? Why is football broken? That’s what I keep asking myself week after week as new, crazy things keep occurring.

As it stands, I’m having my worst start to a season ever but given all that’s been going on, I’m trying to take it in my stride. Trying to get to grips with this season is proving to be an impossible task and if you’ve managed it, well hats off to you. But if you are like me and haven’t quite got a handle on it yet, well, there’s plenty of time to go.

2019/2020

2020/2021

I’m having an even worse start to the season than I did last year.

My last article called for patience and calm amongst the madness, but it’s hard to stay cool and collected when Aston Villa are putting seven goals past Liverpool and Son Heung-Min (£9.0m) is plundering another mega-haul.

It’s typical that Mark and I started FPL BlackBox this season, attempting to scrutinise our decision-making process when everything is so turbulent. It feels that patience often goes unrewarded, but equally, acting bravely and decisively can cause similar problems. I really feel for the people who took out Son this week based on Jose Mourinho’s comments – or for those who, like me, have stuck with Timo Werner (£9.3m) hoping that he will deliver on all of his promises when he signed for Chelsea.

The roughs on the Scoutcast’s ‘Rough with the Smooth’ have never been rougher. I’ve seen a multitude of people losing 30+ points on seemingly perfectly fine transfers on paper.

So what can we take from this crazy start? Should we be changing the way we play the game to compensate for the madness or will things start to settle down? What can we, as FPL managers, do to fight back against the madness of the 2020/21 season?

Analyse the decisions not the outcome

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It was key when I started up FPL BlackBox that I wouldn’t just be looking at decisions purely in hindsight and would instead be assessing whether the actual decision and thought process that went into it was sound – or whether there were flaws to make a note of.

The fact is, there have been decisions made this season which, whatever way you look at it, were good decisions with an awful end result.

The main example for me is this week, with managers taking out Son due to a half-time substitution and a ‘confirmed’ hamstring injury that would rule him out for weeks.

For those that didn’t want to hold a £9.0m asset in their team, and instead wanted to try their luck with the likes of Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m), Marcus Rashford (£9.5m) or Harvey Barnes (£7.1m), I applaud the decision. I would absolutely have made the same move if I had him; I couldn’t be benching a premium asset like that with so much potential for points in the players in the price bracket around him.

But then, I am equally impressed by those who decided to hold. If you saw through Mourinho’s apparent deception and kept the South Korean, you were richly rewarded.

This is quite simply, the kind of decision that makes FPL such a wonderful, yet excruciating game. You can’t expect the level of punishment/reward for those who made the ‘wrong’ decision.

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On the other hand, separate horror stories I feel do have some learnings for us to take. I’ve read about people who transferred out Jack Grealish (£7.1m) for James Maddison (£7.0m) for a hit. Or others who sold Ollie Watkins (£5.9m) for Raul Jimenez (£8.6m). Of course, a hit comes with an inherent set of risks but I do appreciate that one single transfer costing managers around 20 points of damage is tough to take.

But looking at things logically: if you weren’t on a Wildcard, did Grealish really need to leave your team so urgently despite not really putting a foot wrong so far? Were there really no other fires you had to put out before making that move? Watkins hadn’t scored leading up to the win over Liverpool but had looked lively. Underlying stats also didn’t indicate that Wolves would maul Fulham. Watkins had only had two games to prove his worth so perhaps losing patience with him immediately was a little short-sighted.

Similarly, for those, like me, who kept Werner. Why were his lack of goals, out-of-position tag and fairly laborious play up to now not enough to convince you to move him on? And if you are intent on keeping him for another week, ask yourself: are your reasons for this sound or are you just refusing to accept a mistake?

Of course, there’s an element of hindsight here (as there is when any decision doesn’t go your way) but it’s the repeated mistakes we are looking for. When you keep making these decisions and they keep backfiring, well… did I ever tell you the definition of insanity? It’s doing the same thing… over and over again… and expecting different results (thanks, Vaas).

Back form over fixture

The FPL Eye Test - Gameweek 3 3

I think now might be the time for us to consider that in the current climate, form trumps fixtures. It appears to me that teams are perhaps feeling less pressure without crowds to grind out hard-fought scrappy wins, and are throwing caution to the wind a bit more and really trying to get at teams.

At the moment, it’s almost impossible to really put your finger on what is a good or bad fixture. Teams like Manchester United and Liverpool are suddenly leaking six and seven goals, West Brom are putting three past Chelsea after 20 minutes, and Wolves and Leicester have both just been thrashed by West Ham.

Caveats to this may be seen in Burnley and Fulham – and West Brom defensively – who really do look to be struggling due to the personnel at their disposal. But aside from perhaps targeting players who play for these three teams, I’m much more inclined than in previous seasons to be looking at the underlying stats and form of players, while paying less attention to what games they have coming up.

A good example of this is Neal Maupay (£6.6m), who I have brought in this week. In his last three games, he’s scored 30 points despite tricky visits to St James Park and Goodison Park and hosting Manchester United at home.

Equally, Michael Antonio (£6.3m) may be a shrewd pick despite playing Spurs, Liverpool and City in his next three games as he looks absolutely electric.

I’ve also made a move for Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.6m), who faces Liverpool next but is the in-form striker in the league. It just doesn’t seem sensible to wait, when it feels like any team (even Liverpool!) can capitulate at any moment.

Essentially, I wouldn’t be put off by a player who faces a tricky run at the moment, because I simply don’t know what a tricky fixture looks like anymore. I think we can work this to our advantage. Bring in players who pass the eye test, who have strong underlying stats and are playing for teams with an air of confidence about them, and I reckon you’ll do just fine.

Move away from four at the back?

Another decision I’ve made this week is to abandon my 4-4-2 formation and rejig the structure of my squad.

With Allison (£6.0m) out for a prolonged period, I do wonder about the impact this will have on Liverpool defensive assets – as we saw last season (and even against Aston Villa), Adrian (£4.5m) can’t hold a candle to his illustrious Brazilian counterpart.

With the attacking threat of Andy Robertson (£7.0m) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m), keeping one does still seem sensible. But I feel like anyone with the double-up must surely be considering moving one on for pastures new.

Similarly, the likes of Lucas Digne (£6.1m), Ben Chilwell (£5.6m), Nelson Semedo (£5.5m) all still look fine players, due to the quality of both the chances they both have and create – but really, given the carnage that is currently happening in the Premier League, my money is on more goals. And surely this means that backing attacking players in midfield and up front is the most sensible way to go.

With affordable strikers such as Antonio, Watkins, Maupay, Patrick Bamford (£5.8m) and Callum Wilson (£6.4m), not to mention mid-priced midfield assets such as Jarrod Bowen (£6.3m), Matheus Pereira (£6.0m) and Grealish, in my opinion, anyone still playing four at the back should be looking to make the switch to a 3-5-2 or 3-4-3 formation. I’d advocate keeping Alexander-Arnold or Robertson, grabbing a £6.0m/£5.5m defender with attacking potential and pair with one of Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.5m), Tariq Lamptey (£4.7m) or Luke Ayling/Stuart Dallas (£4.5m). This, coupled with a £4.5m goalkeeper, allows you to really maximise your other slots to get the most attacking players possible.

Things will get better

Leeds defence boosted by return of Cooper as Mitrovic starts for Fulham

If you’re like me and struggling, my final message is one of hope. If you’re reading this article, you’re probably quite into Fantasy Football. You probably spend a fair bit of time scrutinising stats, listening to podcasts, weighing up whether Luke Ayling (£4.5m) is a better option than Stuart Dallas (£4.5m) (I think it’s pretty damn close, by the way).

Eventually, the effort we put in will win out and we will start to ascend the ranks. Whether this happens due to us adapting to the chaos or the Premier League settling down into more familiar territory remains to be seen, of course.

But surely, this can’t go on for another 34 weeks… can it?



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522 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Best midfielder for 6.2m max?

    A) Trossard
    B) Perreira
    C) Someone else

    1. Kakashi Of The Leaf
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Pereira. If you got Maupay.
      Have gone Barkley myself on WC.
      Have been burnt before but think he will come good.

    2. BNMC
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Trossard plays for the more attacking team but Pereira is a talisman...

    3. Matr1xOne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Jorginiho

    4. IAIN DUNCAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      C) McGinn

    5. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Aside from those two - I'd be tempted to punt on Barkley or Soucek and spread personally.

  2. Kakashi Of The Leaf
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC Team.

    Martinez
    Robbo Semedo Dallas Mitchell Ferguson
    Salah Son Pulisic Barkley 4.4
    Kane Werner Maupay

    Giving Werner a last chance on WC as i feel he will play in his preferred position with Pulisic and Ziyech back. If he looks bad he is an easy switch to Rich/Jimenez.

    Thoughts??

    1. Chelsea91
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      werner?

      1. stxrty
          1 month, 22 days ago

          He's explained his reasoning.

      2. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        The Werner call is fine and you have a get out planned.
        Barkley I really wouldn’t have. He has had long enough to prove himself as an FPL asset and never has. One freak match doesn’t make him a good option and even in that game he showed some poor finishing.
        I don’t think no City attack is feasible but if you feel they are not on in right now fair enough.

      3. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        What is his preferred position ? I thought it was down the left of a front three, exactly where he has been playing ? and where Pulisic likes to play 😉

      4. infamousprob
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I don't see any Everton assets?

      5. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I would try and squeeze in J.Rod or DCL based on Everton's form, but solid all around.

      6. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Werner on WC jeez that’s the bravest thing I’ve seen in a while

    2. summerstonsymphony@icloud.c…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 22 days ago

      What’s better...

      Werner + Trossard- Antonio +Son 4 point hit
      Rashford- son

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        2nd

    3. Vazza
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Is it worth paying 0.5m more to bring in Callum Wilson when you can have Watkins for cheaper ?

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          if you can afford it then probably yes, but having both is my target

      • TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Werner tested negative for Covid for those interested.

      • Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Thoughts on this wc team?

        martinez
        robertson chilwell saiss
        salah son jrod grealish Jorginho
        kane dcl

        forster Wilson Lamptey mitchell

        1. Wrench
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Very similar to mine (3 4 3 with Antonio instead of Jorginho - don't like the idea of depending entirely on pens not to blank)

        2. Kip
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Mitchell+Killman arent nailed going forward and at an awkward pricepoint to replace

          I’d strongly advise against having both

          1. Kip
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Wow, nevermind. Guess i’m still sleeping

        3. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Down grade Jorginho (won’t start much with all mids fit) and play Wilson

          1. Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Had bissouma and Maupay instead of Jorginho and Wilson earlier. Tempted by Jorginho for the pens, can see Chelsea getting a few.

            1. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Jorginho won’t score penalties from the bench 😉

              1. Disturbed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Think he’s a benching risk? I’m not so sure tbh.

                1. Hotdogs for Tea
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  check out who is available 😉

                  no way will I be getting him and one of the strikers will get the penalties soon - he only has them by default

      • Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Player (fixture)

        A) Taylor (wba)
        B) Coady (lee)
        C) Justin (AVL)

        Select ONE to bench?

        1. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          I think all 3 will concede but Coady has the least attacking threat, so him

        2. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Taylor

      • Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        How long you reckon Justin keeps his starting spot?

        1. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Until Pereira is back; when’s that, 3 weeks away?

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            I have no idea, looking for a possible replacement on WC.

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Konsa

      • Nate01
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Hey guys
        I missed most of last seasons action but have watched this season and is it just me or have Liverpool been going up robbos wing more than trents?
        I know it’s been 4 games but they look to favour robbo side more- are they playing different to last season as Trent finished top of fpl points

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Robbo is the best out of the 2 atm imo

        2. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Have seen few people mention this, so must be right.

          maybe Trent is not fully fit, yet.

        3. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Trent is a rubbish pick atm for the reasons you pointed out

      • Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Is their any standout defender around 4.8 who can be used in majority of the weeks?

        Ideally I would like to downgrade Van Dijk instead of Jimenez but lack of options in defense is a pain.

        1. ivantys
            1 month, 22 days ago

            A villa or palace one

            1. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Any of the villa defender has attacking threat?

              1. ivantys
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Don't think so, if you want attacking threat and no clean sheet potential can go for Leeds ones.

                  1. Holmes
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Well I'm interested in attacking potential because I dont think AVL will keep CSs 😀

                    Someone having CS potential would be better but all defenses are looking shaky.

                    1. ivantys
                        1 month, 22 days ago

                        It's good to have a west ham one in any case from GW8 onwards they are gonna be useful. Cresswell would be great.

              2. Hotdogs for Tea
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Cresswell, but are you better going for a nailed 4.4 / 4.5

                1. Holmes
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  is cresswell not nailed?

                  1. Hotdogs for Tea
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    yes he is but not sure he will score more than KWP, Lampety etc ... it’s a price point I would not go for. Either 4.5 or 5.5 for me so went for Chilwell

                    1. Holmes
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      I guess going for 3.9 would be better 😀

                      1. Hotdogs for Tea
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 22 days ago

                        if you want someone that doesn’t start then fine 😉

            2. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Chelsea line up when all fit?

              Azpil Zouma Silva Chilwell
              Kante
              Ziyech, Mount, Pulisic,
              Abraham Werner

              This is what it should be 😉
              Azpil Zouma Silva Chilwell
              Kante
              Ziyech, Mount, Pulisic/Werner
              Havertz
              Giroud/Abraham

              Havertz is a threat to all of them and will probably start somewhere, Kovacic a threat to many of them ... can’t see Kante & Jorginho both playing in the near future

              1. Dynamic Duos
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Thanks Frank

                1. Hotdogs for Tea
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  you missed the question mark in my post - I was asking a question ... but thanks for your useful and insightful contribution 😉

              2. Holmes
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                He will probably bench Mount and Abraham

              3. Ibralicious
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Martinez - Steer
                _____ - _____ - Chilwell - Lamptey - Mitchell
                Salah - Son - J. Rod - Grealish - Bissouma
                Kane - DCL - Maupay

                Pick one:
                A) TAA + Saiss
                B) Robbo + Castagne
                C) Robbo + Semedo

                Was currently on (A) for my WC, but lmk if there are any other suggestions too. Cheers!

                1. Ibralicious
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Haha comment fail, didn't mean to reply and hijack your post (btw it's impossible to predict any lineup Dirty Frank would put out)

                  1. Hotdogs for Tea
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    we have to try some how to work it out because with those attackers Chelsea are going to score some goals

                    1. Ibralicious
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      Yeah true. Pulisic/Havetz will be good picks if they start gelling well together, of course, if Pulisic stays fit.

              4. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 22 days ago

                What kind of formation is that? They will play a 4231 with Jorgi/Kovacic over Mount, Havertz middle Werner up top

                1. Hotdogs for Tea
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  I am told Werner plays left side attacker and is not really a 9, why do you think Lamps is till playing Abraham ? Werner could play down the middle but that is not where he has played so far

                  We all thought Werner was a main striker to replace Tammy, but it seems that isn’t the case 😉

                  1. Pukki Blinders
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Only reason he’s playing out is because Chelsea’s 2 wingers aren’t fit, when they return I expect Werner to play no.9 and Tammy to be dropped

                    1. Hotdogs for Tea
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      maybe, but if that was the case Mount would be out there on the left and Werner down the middle ?

                      He had players Havertz and Abraham down the middle but not his £50m new striker ?

                      Something is not right there

                      1. Pukki Blinders
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 22 days ago

                        What do you mean? Mount was on the right and Werner left. Only played Tammy because Werner had experience as a winger. Lampard is a fool but I don’t expect him to be dumb enough to play Werner out wide when everyone is fit.
                        Btw Tammy is awful

                        1. Hotdogs for Tea
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          If Tammy is rubbish why play him when you have just bought a £50m striker ?

                          Mount can play left, played there a lot, why play Werner there when Mount can play there ?

                          I see no reason why Werner could not have played down the middle already when Tammy and Giroud are rubbish, it makes no sense, something not right there at all

                          1. Pukki Blinders
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 22 days ago

                            So then who do you expect to play on the right side if Werner plays striker and Mount plays left?

                            1. Hotdogs for Tea
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 22 days ago

                              Mount and HO played on the right so far, Werner on the left, Abraham and Havertz down the middle.

                              In all of this mess Werner has always played down the left ... I cant understand it.

                              Could easily have played Mount Werner OD up top with Havertz in the ten and Kante & Jorg, but he hasn't, very strange that he buys a striker for £50 mill and plays him on the wing.

                              1. Pukki Blinders
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                Werner played up top gw1 didn’t he? Think Lamps doesn’t trust CHO or something. Regardless we will wait and see what happens when all are fit

                                1. Hotdogs for Tea
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 22 days ago

                                  Actually Werner and RLC 🙂 , left and right up top
                                  Mount and Havertz out wide, left and right
                                  Double pivot of jorg & Kante

                                  ... madness

                            2. Hotdogs for Tea
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 22 days ago

                              Ziyech will play down the right

              5. bench boost for every gamew…
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                No way Chelsea will play like that. Too unbalanced. Werner up TOP with puli, ziech and havertz behind. Then a tandem of kante/jorginho or kovacic

            3. Ibralicious
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              (Attempt #2 ^ 😀 )

              Martinez - Steer
              _____ - _____ - Chilwell - Lamptey - Mitchell
              Salah - Son - J. Rod - Grealish - Bissouma
              Kane - DCL - Maupay

              Pick one:
              A) TAA + Saiss
              B) Robbo + Castagne
              C) Robbo + Semedo

              Was currently on (A) for my WC, but lmk if there are any other suggestions too. Cheers!

              1. Offs!de
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                C

                1. Ibralicious
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Cheers

              2. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Find another 4.0 GK instead of Steer. Heaton will be back soon and Steer stops you getting Watkins if you wanted him.

                1. Ibralicious
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Thanks, is Heaton ahead of Steer in the pecking order?

                  1. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    I would guess so when he returns. Put it this way, in my mind anyway the chances of Watkins becoming a really good option that you want to get in is greater than the chance that Martinez gets injured whilst Steer is still the number 2.

                    1. Ibralicious
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      When you put it like that, I'm convinced. Cheers

                  2. Old Man
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Absolutely

              3. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Im on WC and I have exact same team but my teamvalue is lower. I have Robbo and Saiss

                1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  And Steer -> Forster

                  1. Ibralicious
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Gin minds think alike 😀

              4. Hotdogs for Tea
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Robbo KWP

                Not sure how long Mitchell will start

                1. Ibralicious
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Thanks, yeah needed a fodder and will ride him till he goes to the bench

              5. Kip
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                C out of those

                1. Ibralicious
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Thanks, guess Semedo is becoming a popular pick around here

              6. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Would rather Robbo and Ayling, save some cash

            4. Sotamendi84
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              who can i drop for the first few weeks from my wc team:
              1) robbo /taa
              2) kdb
              3) kane

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                1

              2. ivantys
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  1 is suicide with no Alisson

                  1. Pukki Blinders
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Hardly suicide mate, will still get plenty of attacking returns

                    1. ivantys
                        1 month, 22 days ago

                        If you expect pool can score 4+ every game then sure.

                        1. Pukki Blinders
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          They don’t need to score 4, have you seen Robbo’s heatmap?

                          1. ivantys
                              1 month, 22 days ago

                              Did he get anything when they scored 2 last game? And that's without mane in team who will be getting the share of goals they scored.

                              1. Pukki Blinders
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                Can’t seriously expect an assist every game do you? Liverpool were outclassed on the day. One bad game for Pool and suddenly TAA/Robbo are suicide? No chance

                                1. ivantys
                                    1 month, 22 days ago

                                    That's why I said until Alisson is back. No clean sheet potential is bad as you'll need assists from them every game.

                    2. Vazza
                        1 month, 22 days ago

                        Which combo is better

                        A. Wilson, Branthwaite

                        B. Watkins, Jamal Lewis

                        Note that I currently have 3 playing defenders and Ferguson as a permanent fodder

                        1. Kip
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          B

                        2. Pukki Blinders
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          Has to be B then

                      • Miguel Sanchez
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 22 days ago

                        Play Saiss or bring in Chilwell for James for a -4:

                        A) Saiss (lee)
                        B) Chilwell (SOT)

                        Planned moves over the next few GWs so can’t see when I will be able to make a free defender swap

                        1. Pukki Blinders
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          Still don’t trust Chelsea with a CS so A

                        2. Dynamic Duos
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          Got to be playing Saiss

                      • Big Hippo
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 22 days ago

                        Great article Az

                        1. Az
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          Thanks buddy!

                      • FC Hakkebøf
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 22 days ago

                        How is she looking? (wc)

                        Martinez
                        TAA Chilwell Ayling
                        Salah Son Pulisic Rodriguez
                        Kane DCL Maupay
                        ____
                        Steer Marcal Stephens 3.9

                        1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          I'm not sure Marcal is nailed myself - the young LWB could easily play.

                      • Fit_to_drop
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 22 days ago

                        Views on this WC?

                        Martinez
                        Saiss Robbo Chilwell
                        Son Grealish Hamez KDB
                        DCL Kane Antonio

                        Forster ASM Mitchell Kilman

                        If I want Salah in, I have to downgrade Robbo and 1/2 others to turn Hamez into Salah

                        1. Salt and Vinagre
                            1 month, 22 days ago

                            This is nice but could downgrade one of Kane/ Son and upgrade a mid to Salah to give coverage to both teams. Spurs haven’t always been flying in each game

                        2. El Niño Yanqui
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          Judge this comment:

                          “Pulisic is talismanic and a top-5 Midfielder (outside of Salah, KDB, Auba, Mane), when healthy. Is thus currently a Bargain, when healthy”

                          A- this is true
                          B- you must be an American
                          C- you are clearly a terrible FPL player