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Why impatience can be a virtue in Fantasy Football

Former FPL world champion Simon March discusses when the laissez-faire approach might not be the best one when it comes to Fantasy management.


I sometimes talk in these articles about what I see as the importance of patience as an attribute among Fantasy managers and, while I stand by those views, I’m going to use this article to confuse things a little and suggest that a lack of patience can also be a virtue among Fantasy Premier League bosses, in certain circumstances.

There’s an old Wall Street saying that goes: “Cut your losses and let your winners run.” That basically means: “Sell your losing shares and keep the ones that are making you a profit.” Applied to FPL, this principle would recommend that we sell the blanking or underperforming players and hold onto the ones who are scoring us points. This makes obvious intuitive sense; if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. However, following the ‘let your winners run’ principle too dogmatically can also backfire, and here’s why.

Our tendency as humans to not want to change something that is working is a fairly natural mindset. Even in the world of actual Premier League management, there is a commonly accepted maxim that you should ‘never change a winning team.’ Indeed, in FPL, it’s very difficult to get rid of a player who has been delivering for you. I’m almost certain that anyone who has played this game for any amount of time has, at least once, brought in a player for a set run of good fixtures and ended up keeping them long after that run had ended because they’d done well during that time. This is an example of ‘letting our winners run’.

Obviously, it’s difficult to justify getting rid of a player when they appear to be ‘in form’ but jumping off players at the right time can be as important as bringing them in at the right time in this game. To help illustrate why, consider the following.

Say you created a ‘dead team’ last season (i.e. one you make no changes to over the whole campaign) and all 11 of your starting players averaged 175 points – a very strong return per player that year (almost the equivalent of 11 x Andy Robertson). With captain points doubled, that would equal 2,100 points overall. Let’s be extra generous and chuck in another 50 points for choosing your captain extra well and another 100 points from your chips. That’s 2,250 points which, last season, would have got you approximately a 125k finish. Not bad by any means, but still about 100 points short of what would have been needed to break the aspirational top 10k.

The point here is that, in FPL, you can make really good player and captain choices and still not trouble the top 100k. To do really, really well, you’ll also need to transfer players in and out in an effective manner, to exploit their peaks and to avoid their lows.

So, short of being extremely lucky, how do you do this? Obviously none of us have a conclusive answer (yet) but we each have our own ways of determining a player’s expected return. Some of us, for example, look at fixtures and assume that players will score better in easier than harder matches. Others look at underlying stats with the belief that, if a player is delivering high numbers in a certain attribute, they are worth investing in. Alternatively, we sometimes bring a player in because they are, perhaps temporarily, playing out of position and their scores benefit as a result of that.

The key thing here is that, whatever your objective means of predicting player performance, if you believe it works, then you should, logically, stick to it both with respect to bringing players in, and in moving them out. If your system is successful in predicting that a player will score well, then it stands to reason that it should also be successful in predicting when that player will stop scoring as well. When this happens, it is time to move the player out. The temptation, as discussed, will be to ‘let your winners run’ but the consequences of this may not only be to hold on to a player whose performance subsequently dips but, also, missing out on the opportunity to bring in a player who may outperform them.

So, in summary, while patience in FPL is a virtue when the conditions are right for the player in question to do well, impatience can be equally virtuous when those conditions change to their detriment. Knowing when to make changes is only half the battle; FPL managers need also to be willing to execute those changes and that might mean transferring out previously high performers.

As Charlie Chaplin once said (probably about FPL): “This is a ruthless world, and one must be ruthless to cope with it.”


Simon is a former FPL world champion, claiming the coveted price in 2014/15. But there is more to this man than one season of good fortune. Since 2009, Simon has finished in the top 7k four times, only ending up outside the world’s top 60k once in an 11-campaign career.

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737 Comments Post a Comment
  1. thepirates
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Antonio, Maupay or Wilson on WC if pick one?

    1. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I'm riding the Maupay wave atm, but Antonio looks like a better long term pick

    2. Chelsea91
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Maupay and wilson in my team.

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      all good choices - I would get 2 of them with DCL ... but what about Watkins ? 😉

      1. thepirates
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Kane is prio i feel...

    4. Kip
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Maupay if you have the extra dough and dont mind spending a FT to bring in Antonio for gw8

      Antonio better if you want a set and forget striker

      1. Dexters Laboratory
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Agreed

    5. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Pick one on a WC:

      A) TAA + Saiss (£12.6)
      B) Robbo + Castagne (£12.7)
      C) Robbo + Semedo (£12.5)
      D) Robbo + KWP (£11.5)
      E) Robbo + Ayling (£11.5)

      Was currently on (A), but if other options are better might save the cash.
      Cheers!

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Robbo & Chilwell

        1. Ibralicious
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Already had chilwell

          1. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            D

      2. Kip
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        D or E

        1. Ibralicious
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Thanks

      3. Whiskerz
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        E

        1. Whiskerz
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Or A with Robbo

        2. Ibralicious
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Tjanks

      4. Dexters Laboratory
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Robbo & Chilwell?

          1. Ibralicious
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Already got him

      5. Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        A) Coady (lee)
        B) Justin (AVL)

        Select ONE to bench?

        1. Ibralicious
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Probably B since he might come off the bench if Periera starts

        2. Dexters Laboratory
            1 month, 21 days ago

            B.. Aston Villa scored 7 last week

        3. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Thoughts on Kane anyone? Would you get him in on a WC?

          1. Pieterke30
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Yes!

            1. Little Red Lacazette
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Who would you drop out of Maupay/WIlson/DCL to accomodate him?

              1. Firmino
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Wilson

              2. Better off with a pin and a…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                I'd have Kane and drop Wilson if those 3. DCL, Kane, Maupay probably best right now. Maybe switch Maupay to Antonio in a few weeks.

          2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Definitely

          3. Kip
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Not in my WC team at the moment.
            You cant have em all...

          4. Azathoth
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Yes

          5. si
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Think you might have discovered a gem here.

          6. Whiskerz
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Hes my werner replacement

          7. Dexters Laboratory
              1 month, 21 days ago

              If I was on a WC I'd definitely have him in

          8. PocketZola
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Kane or son?

            1. G00LI0
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Both

            2. Kip
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Son

            3. NABIL - 1 season 1der
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Kane

              I got both

              1. Little Red Lacazette
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                How does your team look?

            4. Azathoth
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Have Kane,thinking to do Mane to Son and have them both.

            5. si
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              That one is tough. Personally I have Son but Kane is brilliant value too. You can certainly make a case for both but I don’t like investing in 2 big hitters for the same team. A spurs blank is still very possible and just destroys an FPL week.

              1. si
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                West Ham are arguably the form side all of a sudden too, so could be a tough game for Spurs.

            6. Dexters Laboratory
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Son.. but both if that's an option

            7. G00LI0
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Cresswell + Maupay or Castagne + Watkins?

              1. Kip
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Cres & Maup

              2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Former

              3. Dexters Laboratory
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  First option

                • G00LI0
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  That's a consensus for sure

              4. Disturbed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Better option on wc?

                a. 3-4-3 with wilson/ maupay
                b. 3-5-2 with foden/ trossard

                1. Dexters Laboratory
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    This is what I'm currently debating. Injuries might point me in the right direction after the IB

                2. si
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  This Reguillon injury had better not be serious. My WC defence is built around him.

                  1. Lazaretti
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Maybe you should change your strategy. Building around LB can't be good idea.

                    1. si
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      I won’t lose sleep about it to be honest he is just a very exciting pick at the moment. Especially if he becomes a wing-back.

                  2. Rhinos
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    loads of decent defenders at that price so best time to get injured

                    1. si
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Yeah I know. Currently Chilwell, Bellerin, Lamptey, Semedo, Castagne, Masouka all offer great attacking potential.

                      1. Rhinos
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        Glad I've got Enda Stevens then 😆

                        1. si
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 21 days ago

                          Could be genius that

                  3. Azathoth
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    On his twitter account he wrote : On week and like a new one.

                    https://twitter.com/sergio_regui/status/1302739699715518465?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

                    1. si
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Not sure what that even means in English. Think I will sell him if he is going to post nonsense.

                      1. Azathoth
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        Means what i told u : one week and ready.

                  4. My heart goes Salalalalah
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    how do you build a fantasy game defence "around him"? Saw your argument against Martinez too. Maybe you should go to bed...

                    1. si
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Martinez is decent value. I am just causing discussion really. I have him and Mcarthy. It just seems a real bandwagon for Martinez when Ryan and Mcarthy offer similar value.

                3. Lazaretti
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Latest wc draft, any comments.

                  Martinez - Steer
                  Robbo - PVA - Ferguson - KWP - Lamptey
                  Salah - KDB - Rodrigues - ASM - Klich
                  Wilson - Kane - Maupay

                  There's option to drop Klich to 4.5mid and Maupay to DCL.

                  1. Rhinos
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    I'm hoping you're Roy Hodgson coz that'd be the only way to justify that defence. Your 8th attacker is too expensive

                4. si
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Wild card differentials (ish)?
                  I like Mendy, Semedo, Reguillon, Mane, Neto, Pulisic. Assuming all fit.
                  Tricky to find an attacking one. Aguero might be for a few weeks once starting.

                  1. Kakashi Of The Leaf
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Have gone Pulisic and Semedo.

                  2. Kip
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Cresswell
                    Bellerin
                    Mitrovic
                    Barnes
                    Trossard

                5. Rhinos
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  I keep hearing that Brewster is a no go coz there's sooooo many good strikers but the fact is we have to bench an attacker, them's the rules. So if he's gonna be the best 4.5er then that makes him a great option, not as though it's a struggle to pick 5 mids. Plus there's always the hope that he becomes a 7th attacker

                  1. Dynamic Duos
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Totally agree

                  2. si
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    He is stunning value potentially. He rotates quite nicely with Neto in my team too.

                  3. Hotdogs for Tea
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    when he has nailed down a starting place, yes I would agree 100% ... a 4.5 starting forward is like gold dust as your 11th player in your starting 11.

                    a 4.5 starting mid is better than a 4.5 non starting forward though 😉

                    1. Rhinos
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      He's their record signing in a team that don't score. Why would he not start?

                      1. Hotdogs for Tea
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        I am a Swans fan and watched him last season and he has a poor all round game, mainly because he is fresh out of age grade football.

                        He may start though, but against this is he isn’t match fit because he hasn’t played for ages (except a few friendlies for Liverpool), would not have trained with Sheff Utd due to International Break, doesn’t know their systems ... also McBurnie (previous record signing) & Sharp are available as alternative to the two who have been starting up top so it’s not as if there are no options

                        1. Rhinos
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 21 days ago

                          All those options are rubbish which is why he's been bought, It's a fair point that he may be eased in but he'd have to be pretty pants not to be in their top 2 strikers

                          1. Hotdogs for Tea
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 21 days ago

                            He is pretty rubbish as a player but he is an kid with little first team experience and needs time for his game to develop, missed a lot of chances for Swansea (we created a lot for him) but can score if he gets 3 or 4 chances in a game ... will he get many chances at Sheff Utd ?

                            1. Rhinos
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 21 days ago

                              He doesn't need to be much good as an 8th attacker though. Gametime is all we need, if you're wrong and he turns out to be good then that's a nice bonus

                              1. Hotdogs for Tea
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                1 month, 21 days ago

                                If he gets game time and points I will buy him for sure.

                                At the moment my 11th player is KWP or Taylor as my third defender with .8 itb, which is not too bad.

                                A lot of people are making judgments on Brewster but I doubt they have even seen him play ... I will monitor him closely 🙂

                        2. si
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 21 days ago

                          Interesting to hear that about his game. I guess he still scored 1 in 2 and Sheff Utd need one of those returns.

                          1. Hotdogs for Tea
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 21 days ago

                            he was in an attacking team chasing the play-offs and although he scored 10 goals he missed more than he scored, and playing along side the likes of Andre Ayew in the Championship meant he avoided being tightly marked

                  4. bench boost for every gamew…
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Might very well be, but as landscape is a bit mess at the time bring and shu have awful fixtures i would perhaps think that brewster could be in from gw8 or 9, then we might see better which 2 striker one would most want, and shift those two with fixture or form.

                    1. Rhinos
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      he's the 8th attacker, you don't pick them on fixtures

                  5. Dexters Laboratory
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      But would you start him over Foden for the next GW?

                      1. Hotdogs for Tea
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        I wouldn’t start him over Soucek ... yet 😉

                      2. Rhinos
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        probably not but that's why he's the 8th attacker

                  6. Kakashi Of The Leaf
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Thoughts on this WC Team.

                    Martinez
                    Robbo Semedo Dallas 4.4 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. Rhinos
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      What's not to like, all good picks

                      1. Kakashi Of The Leaf
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        Cheers man. Was feeling someone would say something about Barkley. Lol

                        1. Rhinos
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 21 days ago

                          He can become Trossard or a 5.5. Worth the punt to see if he's gonna be high up the pitch

                        2. Albrightondknight
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 21 days ago

                          I think I did yesterday when you posted 🙂

                          1. Kakashi Of The Leaf
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 21 days ago

                            Haha i see. Thanks

                    2. what\'s my name
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      gtg

                    3. Hotdogs for Tea
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      4.4 Ferguson 4.4 ... mmm ... not much of a bench 😉

                      1. Kakashi Of The Leaf
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        Cooper... Lewis.... Hmmmm

                        1. Hotdogs for Tea
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 21 days ago

                          not bad actually 🙂

                        2. Hotdogs for Tea
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 21 days ago

                          but you can only have one of them 😉

                    4. Whiskerz
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      It looks like there are quite a few punts in there.

                      Wolves seem to lack the attacking bite they had last season. Semedo could come.good, but I still prefer saiss from them.

                      Barkley could be gold at villa, but I really think they will start falling off results wise. They have definitely over achieved so far. Grealish is the pick from them imo.

                      Double chelsea is a risk too. They've looked incredibly disjointed since the addition of their new signings and werner really hasn't shown anything to warrant faith in him. Pulisic will be a great pick, but I'd prefer to wait until chelsea are firing on all cylinders to get him in.

                      You look to have a minimum 2 transfer move to find space for a city mid, which you will want eventually.

                      You have no Everton. DCL is a must have atm.

                      I dont think id pick double spurs either. One of either son or kane is ideal.

                      1. Kakashi Of The Leaf
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        Thanks for the detailed input. Appreciate it.

                        Semedo i think was very attacking from what i saw. Could have got a goal in each game.

                        Barkley is a punt definitely. He is a easy switch to Trossard or Pereira. Il take that one.

                        You are 100% right about Chelsea. Being a Chelsea fan i can see how disjointed we are and the 4-0 result was a bit unfair to Palace. They play South next. After having Werner for 4 weeks i dont want to repent later for not keeping him for one more. Richarlison is on my mind not DCL. They play Pool this week. The Merseyside derby doesn't really have much goals innit. So il give Werner one more week and then decide .Or else it is a switch to Rich. With Pulisic and Ziyech back im hoping Chelsea go better as expected of them.

                        Cheers

                  7. what\'s my name
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    help pls, bench one :
                    a. Keane
                    b. Saiss
                    c. James
                    d. Laptey

                    thank you

                    1. fr3d
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Lampard will do it for you

                      1. Rhinos
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        I fancy James to play and Azpi in the cl

                    2. Rhinos
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Isn't it obvious?

                      1. what\'s my name
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        it is but thought i d ask ))

                    3. Hotdogs for Tea
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      the one that didn’t start last week 😉

                  8. Jacky boy
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Every player I wanted to pick on WC is getting injured. First reguilon and now mendy.
                    Think I can predict next injuries

                  9. George James
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Need to find 1m to find Werner >> Kane (2FT) whats the best down grade?

                    A)James >> 4m fodder

                    B) Foden >> 5.5 mid

                    C) Podence >> Bissouma

                    D) something else

                    Martinez / Steer
                    James / Saiss / Lamptey / Robbo / Mitchel
                    Salah / Son / KDB / Foden / Podence
                    Kane / DCL / Davis

                    1. Whiskerz
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      I did James and werner out for dallas and kane. But I had a bit of cash left over.

                      Pick the move that gets you closest to your ideal squad with funds for future moves in mind. Like upgrading foden or podence.

                  10. Jamb0
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Werner, Mitro, TAA -> Kane, Wilson, Castagne for -4..

                    Yay or Nay?

                  11. Kakashi Of The Leaf
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Thoughts on Dallas as a set and Forget option at 4.5 to play everyweek? 4 shots 4 on target with 2 big chances. Got an assist already. Not really buzzing about Leeds cs potential... But Dallas can get Attacking points basically against anyone.

                    1. Rhinos
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Ayling is the better set and forget coz could well play every minute of the season. Dallas attacking numbers as a left back are underwhelming so you gotta hope he gets fair time in the midfield which he may or may not do

                      1. Kakashi Of The Leaf
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        I guess he did play LB in the first 3 weeks.

                        1. Rhinos
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 21 days ago

                          lb his starting position but sometimes moves into mid field, mainly when the oppo have 2 up top

                          1. Kakashi Of The Leaf
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 21 days ago

                            Yes that is a reason why i like him. Far more Advanced than Ayling. But i get your point on Ayling. Definitely will play more minutes'.

                      2. Kakashi Of The Leaf
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        Still managed similar stats.

                  12. Hig1990
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Morning,

                    Having a tough time deciding between Sterling or Kane on WC, so I came up with the following team (A) including both. Posted my current WC below (B). Which do you prefer?

                    A
                    Martinez, Button
                    Chilwel, Regulion, Lamptey, KWP, Fergusson
                    Salah, Son, Sterling, Grealish, Neto
                    Kane, DCL, Brewster

                    Otherwise I think I will go with Kane in the below:

                    B
                    Martinez, Button
                    Robbo, Regulion, Chilwel, KWP, Fergusson
                    Salah, Son, Hamez, Grealish, Bissouma
                    Kane, DCL, Wilson

                    1. Eat my goal!
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      How much is Neto?

                      1. Hig1990
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        5.5 mate

                        1. Eat my goal!
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 21 days ago

                          I prefer A - you can’t go without city, they will improve and go back to decimating teams

                          I don’t like Neto as a pick tbh - seems very short term but you don’t have much room to move

                          1. Hig1990
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 21 days ago

                            I agree, I don’t want to go without city on WC as it would take a few hits to bring in Sterling/KDB. Neto is a bit of a punt at that price with appealing fixtures, will continue to look for alternatives. Cheers

                          2. Rhinos
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 21 days ago

                            You very definitely can go without city. Their usp is smashing teams but already this season Leics, Spursx2, Everton and Villa have all scored 5 or more goals in a game. Add that to striker injuries and champs league rotation and it's very easy to avoid them till gw10, by rhen I'll want two or three

                            1. Hig1990
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 21 days ago

                              Thanks for your input. I think it is too much of a risk to go without on a WC. If there are issues in the next few gw’s, it’s an easy downgrade to reassess. What’s your team looking like? Cheers

                              1. Hig1990
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 21 days ago

                                There is always the option of dropping Kane to Kun/Jesus on B..lot’s to consider

                  13. Jacky boy
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Best keeper on WC?

                    Just swapped mendy to guaita as he he seems injured

                    1. Kip
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      I would say Martinez but now he’s 4.7 i think MC Carthy at 4.5 could be better value

                  14. Lignja
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    This is my team after i done Auba to Son on ft (3.4m itb)

                    McCarthy (Nyland)
                    Taa, Justin, Mitchell (Vinagre, Strujik)
                    Salah, Son, Kdb, Podence, (Stephens)
                    Jimenez, Wilson, Mitorvic

                    A. Take hit for someone
                    B. Wc in this team

                    McCarthy
                    CHILWELL, SAISS, Justin (KONSA, Mithcell)
                    Salah, Son, Kdb, RODRIGUEZ, PULISIC
                    DCL, Wilson (BREWSTER)

                    1. Kip
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Definitely no need to WC.

                      I’d be tempted to upgrade Podence for a hit

                      1. Lignja
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        Pulisic or Rodriguez?

                        1. Kip
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 21 days ago

                          I prefer Jrod but in hindsight it may be better to wait another week considering his late return from international duty.

                          1. Lignja
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 21 days ago

                            same but have good fealing about Pulisic this week if he start

                            1. Kip
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              1 month, 21 days ago

                              Good shout if Frank confirms he is in the squad. Otherwise i’d wait a week

                  15. De Gea is GOAT
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    What would you change about this team guys (apart from defence upgrade)? Tempted to hold FT but not having Son is giving me anxiety. Thank you all

                    Ryan
                    TAA Digne Taylor Mitchell
                    Barnes Salah KDB
                    Wood DCL Jiminez

                    Forster Anguissa Alzate Dunne

                  16. The Mighty Hippo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    I can have Ings (343) or Havertz/Pulisic (352) on my wildcard. Which option is most likely to return the grestest points over a medium term?

                    1. Eat my goal!
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Based on current form - ings but I look at the fixtures and I see solid defences

                      Jimi will likely outscore ings imo

                      Puli is an unknown- the Werner position issue worries me

                      Havertz is starting to look the biz but that has yet to materialise into points

                  17. Samir16
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Martinez/ McCarthy
                      TAA, chilwell, saiss, castagne, mitchell
                      rodriguez, salah, son, klich, romeu
                      maupay, werner, DCL

                      0 FT, 1mil in bank.

                      worth taking point hit on moving werner out and for whom?
                      any suggested transfers welcome

                    • crithas
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Excellent read

                      I really wonder if people really do expect to make decisions by requesting advice in the comments of FFS articles

                    • WeakAssTeam
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        terrible advice