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Meet the FPL Manager – Graeme Sumner (Gregor)

Meet the Manager is back, as Joe once again catches up with a Fantasy Premier League manager with an outstanding track record of success.

This time Joe meets Graeme Sumner, who is known by many in the Fantasy Football Scout community as Gregor.

With six top 10,000 finishes, including three within the top 1,000, Graeme is no stranger to ending a season strongly.

He also has experience of being within a whisker of winning FPL, after ending 2016/17 in 29th spot.

During this latest Meet the Manager chat, Graeme reveals his strategies for success. This includes being aggressive in pursuit of a good captaincy option, especially low-owned assets. With hat-trick heroes Santi Cazorla and Yaya Toure among his most successful captaincies in the past, Joe is obviously keen to find out who Graeme plans to hand the armband to in the coming weeks.

Joe discovers the importance of the eye test for Graeme, as well as his tactics for avoiding the growing ‘noise’ on social media and elsewhere as millions more join FPL each year.

Finally, Graeme reveals his Gameweek 5 plans, with more low-owned gems in his thought as he targets another strong finish in his already stellar career.

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  1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Top

    1. Bank$y
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Man City

  2. tc93
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Ings + Barnes (or Zaha) —> Son + Wilson (or Maupay if I take out Zaha) for a -4?

    Rest of team:
    Martinez
    TAA / KWP / Lamptey
    Salah / KDB / Zaha / Barnes
    Jiminez / DCL / Ings

    Bench: Button, Taylor, Bissouma, Michell

    1. Firmino
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Looks good. Prefer Maupay.

    2. mrelpea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I like it! Wilson is definitely coming into my team for GW 7 and I’m wondering whether to take a -4 this week to bring in son for a few games as they have great fixtures

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      None of those.

      Highly reactionary transfers.

      Zaha > Grealish.

  3. Firmino
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    RMWCT

    Martinez Button
    Robertson Chilwell Lamptey Dallas Mitchell
    Salah KdB Son Soucek Bissouma
    Kane DCL Maupay

    0.0ITB

    1. badhombres
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      looks great. would you consider Robbo + Soucek -> Saiss + Grealish / Barnes?

      1. Firmino
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Good shout, I have my eye on

        Kane -> Wilson/Antonio
        Soucek/Bissouma -> Chelsea mid

        So my original team fits better to that plan.

  4. Dexters Laboratory
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Martinez Forster
      Semendo Saiss James Lamptey
      Salah KDB Son Havertz Foden
      DCL Jiminez Brewster

      2FT

      A) Havertz, Foden, Jiminez - Kane, Grealish/Rod, Soucek
      B) KDB, Foden, Brewster - Kane, Grealish/Rod, Bisso
      C) Havertz - Grealish, Foden - Rod next GW

      Thoughts much appreciated!

      1. Klopp it
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        B

      2. mrelpea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        B

      3. Gandalf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        B. Havertz looked good in international and could well become the Chelsea go to option soon imo

      4. Saka_me_sideways
          1 month, 15 days ago

          All of those move could bite you in the ass!
          Brewster I’d keep just to see how he gets on against Fulham.
          I’d maybe just get rid of one of the wolves double up in defence and then reassess next gw with 2FT again.

        • Dexters Laboratory
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Could just do KDB & Brewster to Kane and Bisso. Save the -4. Yeah appreciate that the year we're having this could definitely backfire but thinking with Aguero/Vardy around moving from a 352 to a 343 could be the way to go. Hopefully look at bringing in Antonio for Jiminez and getting in Robertson then GW8

        • Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          So who is Gregor capping?

        • Klopp it
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Iv got two free transfers, and I'm thanking on doing these moves, for a - 12

          Shaw to coleman
          Sterling to kdb
          James Rodriguez to pulisic
          Greenwood to jorginho
          Werner to kane

          1. Firmino
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Maybe just the last teo

            1. Firmino
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Two

              1. Klopp it
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Yea that might be wiser thank u

            2. mirkomen77
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              This

        • Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          If City have a CF fit for next GW captain?

          A) Son (WHU)
          B) KDB (ARS)

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            B but Pep will never tell us if one of them is going to play.

            1. Eat my goal!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Agree and suddenly they’ll be a massive scramble to put city back in!

          2. Make United Great Again
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            A

            Arsenal aren’t that bad defensively under Arteta in the big games

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              West Ham markedly improved this season too - fewest big chances conceded.

              Think this decision will go right to the wire

              1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Thinking exactly that and continuing with KDB + Sterling with no Son for this GW.

        • jam sandwich
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          RMWCT vFriday

          Martinez - Forster
          Chilwell - Lamptey - Ayling - KWP - Mitchell
          Salah - KdB - Son - Rodriguez- Trossard
          Kane - DCL - Watkins

          1. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Great but bench headache

          2. Firmino
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            How can u afford this?

            1. Eat my goal!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Defence?

              1. Firmino
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                I have almost the same team and have 0.0ITB. Differences:

                Robbo vs. KWP -2.5
                Soucek vs. Rodriguez +2.5
                Bissouma vs. Trossard +1.5
                Maupay vs. Watkins -0.5

                1mil short

            2. bitm2007
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              No Pool D

          3. bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Downgrade one of Trossard and Watkins and use the MITB to strengthen the D.

          4. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            I would get Soucek over Trossard and spend in defence.

        • Straya
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Ayling or Dallas?

          1. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Ayling

            1. Firmino
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Why? Dallas plays as an advanced midfielder at times.

              1. Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Based on the chances he had from the games I watched

          2. Kakashi Of The Leaf
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Dallas. I saw Dallas much more advanced than Ayling majority of the times. Based on that.

          3. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Both equally good, Dallas with small margin for me.

            1. Straya
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Cheers all

              1. Shineonme
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Ayling for ne

          4. aapoman
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            It's a fifty-fifty. I've gone with Ayling

          5. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 15 days ago

            I have gone with both 😆 but Dallas edges it for me

            1. Straya
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Could go either way but Dallas also edges it using the FFS H2H comparison tool...

        • Samir16
            1 month, 15 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

            1. Zrinkec
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Your defense is too good xD

                1. Samir16
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    not the best season to have a strong defence lmao. I'm strongly considering massive downgrade from TAA to maybe a 4.5 and use the 3+1 = 4mil in bank to upgrade werner to kane this week and next week FT on a klich to pulisic upgrade. (-8 hit tho for this week)

              • Chelsea91
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Set and forget WC

                Martinez
                Robbo,Castagne,Chilwell
                Kdb,Salah,Son,Grealish
                DCL,Wilson,Maupay

                Steer Mithcel,Mc Carthy, Killman

                0.01 itb

                1. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Looks well balanced, like it !!!

                  1. Chelsea91
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    thanks

                2. Kip
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Looks great, If “set and forget” for long period i’d opt for Antonio over maupay or Wilson

                  1. Chelsea91
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    thanks , will change Maupay to Antonio based on the fixtures.

                    1. Gentle_Turks
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Antonio has the worse fixtures out of the two.

                3. Stormbringer22
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Excellent.

                  1. Chelsea91
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    thanks

                4. St Pauli Walnuts
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Nice team, but horrible bench. One doesn't play and one likely not to either soon.

                  1. Chelsea91
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Will monitor on the team, if needed downgrade and upgrade bench, I think for now it is okay.

              • jam sandwich
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                RMWCT vFriday (fixed typo)

                Martinez - Forster
                Chilwell - Lamptey - Ayling - KWP - Mitchell
                Salah - KdB - Son - Rodriguez- Trossard
                Kane - DCL - Brewster

                 

                1. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Fancy one villa mid over trossard / rodriguez, either grealish or mcginn/barkley

                2. Kip
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Looks great

                3. Stormbringer22
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Looks good! Love the power combo of Kane + Son. Shame you can't get Trossard to be a Grealish but I wouldn't substitute any other player to facilitate this.

              • De Gea is GOAT
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 15 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

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

                  Wood=> Maupay
                  Or hold

                2. Stormbringer22
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  I don't think your defence needs an "upgrade" as such. I would focus your FTs up front and in midfield

              • Kip
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Triple pool def forced my hand.. WC it is. How would you fill these last 2 slots?

                Martinez Steer
                Robbo Chilwell Cresswell Mitchell XXXX
                KDB Salah Son Hamez Grealish
                DCL Brewster XXXX

                11mil available:

                A) Ayling (4.5) + Maupay (6.5)
                B) KWP (4.5) + Maupay (6.5)
                C) Lamptey (4.7) + Antonio (6.3)

                1. Samir16
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    for the next 3 fixtures maupay>wilson and leeds overall looking better than SOU so from that pov A looks good. lamptey and antonio definitely more in form but siding with good fixtures, team in form (leeds for ayling) and penalty taker (maupay) makes more sense to me

                    1. Samir16
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        wait i meant antonio not wilson my bad

                        for the next 3 fixtures maupay>antonio and leeds overall looking better than SOU so from that pov A looks good. lamptey and antonio definitely more in form but siding with good fixtures, team in form (leeds for ayling) and penalty taker (maupay) makes more sense to me

                    2. Stormbringer22
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      D. Ayling/Dallas + Antonio

                      C is also good, I have Lamptey but he keeps getting himself injured in games which can be quite frustrating.

                    3. aapoman
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      C

                    4. Make United Great Again
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      A

                    5. Jacky boy
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      watkins

                    6. Camzy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Don't kneejerk badly enough to get Cresswell...

                      Look at their next 3 fixtures of doom in tot liv MCI.

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

                        I wouldnt mind benching him for those 3 and play Lamptey/4.5 instead

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

                          + cresswell is an experienced player with some fpl pedigree (template material few years ago) and on set pieces.
                          4.9 looks like great value to me.

                  • FPLMACKEM
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    McCarthy
                    TAA Robbo Taylor
                    Salah KDB Rodriguez Podence
                    Mitrovic Maupay Jimenez

                    Steer Burke Lewis Ferguson

                    Already transferred Adams > Maupay

                    How else could this team be improved? Or gtg?

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

                      G2G

                      1. FPLMACKEM
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Cheers. I feel like I'm being stubborn by not bringing in DCL. But I really want to do Podence to grealish as my next move.

                    2. Stormbringer22
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      GTG. I would say Mitrovic on the chopping block next week or so

                      1. FPLMACKEM
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Yeah I forgot to mention I have 1.9 itb so looking at shifting mitro/Podence next. Mitro has some decent fixtures though so removed Adams first.

                  • Samir16
                      1 month, 15 days ago

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

                      0 FT, 1mil in bank.

                      im considering TAA, klich, werner out for kane, ayling, pulisic

                      1. Azzastaan
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        yeah do the switch

                      2. Stormbringer22
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        So a -12? No way, could easily backfire.

                        1. Samir16
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            yeah i get that it could backfire. which is why i wanted to ask if ya'll can come up with a better alternative

                            1. Stormbringer22
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 15 days ago

                              Hold and upgrade Werner to Kane next week for a -4 if needed. With Pulisic back and *potentially* Ziyech back, Werner may start banging goals in and you may not even want to transfer him out. There is every chance that won't happen, but at least you are getting Kane for a -4 and not a -12.

                              1. Samir16
                                  1 month, 15 days ago

                                  yep this was the original plan, exactly what u just said. just that i felt a little trigger happy lol and wanted to make all the transfers now

                          • Samir16
                              1 month, 15 days ago

                              but obviously a 12 point hit would be reckless. what alternative u guys suggest?

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

                                Stick with it for now.
                                Next week you can upgrade or downgrade Werner for (-4)

                            • spray
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 15 days ago

                              Maybe too early for Pulisic.
                              Kane sounds great, but I'd wait until later in the week, or course.
                              Don't be too early to dump Alexander-Arnold. Adrian gone is good reason, but he's not performing any worse than GW1-3.

                          • Jacky boy
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            is balbuena nailed ?

                          • tibollom
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            Hows this looking on a WC guys?

                            McCarthy Button
                            Dallas Chilwell KWP Ferguson Digne
                            Salah Son Grealish Sterling Hames
                            DCL Maupay Brewster

                            1. tibollom
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 15 days ago

                              other option is Pulisic + Saiss instead of Grealish and digne

                            2. Kip
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              1 month, 15 days ago

                              Looks great. Only one i’d be worried about is Digne. He is too expensive imo with pickfords current form and pool up next

                              1. tibollom
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 15 days ago

                                thanks who would you recommend based on my team?

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

                                  Tough call. Can you stretch to Robbo? Otherwise one of the 5.5’s ( semedo, reguilon,...)

                          • Stormbringer22
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            How come Son is not even an option on the captaincy poll?

                            1. Samir16
                                1 month, 15 days ago

                                no clue, will probably go with salah though this week. expecting merseyside to be high scoring since everton defence isn't the strongest and adrian in goal is likely to result in a couple goals at least.

                                1. Make United Great Again
                                  • 8 Years
                                  1 month, 15 days ago

                                  Decent shout tbf

                                  I’m still going Son!

                                  1. Stormbringer22
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 15 days ago

                                    Superstitious me hates captaining the 12:30 Saturday fixture, hence why I am leaning towards Son as well.

                                    1. Samir16
                                        1 month, 15 days ago

                                        damn, first year playing fpl for me so its full of reckless decisions and no real superstitions. im around 200k OR right now, is that decent for 1st time playing?

                                        1. Stormbringer22
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 1 Year
                                          1 month, 15 days ago

                                          Given how this season is going - that is a very good OR at this stage. Well done, keep up the good work!

                                          1. Samir16
                                              1 month, 15 days ago

                                              Also, need ur input on this. watkins and pulisic in for werner and klich. its a -8 and klich is on pens. worth it?

                                              1. Make United Great Again
                                                • 8 Years
                                                1 month, 15 days ago

                                                Not worth it

                                                1. Samir16
                                                    1 month, 15 days ago

                                                    might do it next week with a FT. werner for watkins and actually romeu for pulisic. can keep klich in and rotate somewhere on the pitch

                                                2. Stormbringer22
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 1 Year
                                                  1 month, 15 days ago

                                                  Not yet I don't think. Still a -8 hit taking a premium player out (even if he has done nothing "premium-worthy") Pulisic is a definite transfer in at some point but I would be inclined to give him a week or two before that happens.

                                            • Make United Great Again
                                              • 8 Years
                                              1 month, 15 days ago

                                              Great start. Lots of us are having our worst ever starts

                                          2. Make United Great Again
                                            • 8 Years
                                            1 month, 15 days ago

                                            Sure does ruin the week when a 12:30 captain blanks.

                                            But on the flip side when he scored..

                                            1. Stormbringer22
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 1 Year
                                              1 month, 15 days ago

                                              Ha, true! Have been ignoring Salah for the captaincy so far this season and has cost me dearl. Might be high-time I capped him for the first time this season.

                                              1. Samir16
                                                  1 month, 15 days ago

                                                  had him captain for the hat trick and the recent gw as well :). been a very lucky start to first fpl season for me lol

                                      • Jacky boy
                                        • 4 Years
                                        1 month, 15 days ago

                                        not updated. stll gw4

                                        1. Stormbringer22
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 1 Year
                                          1 month, 15 days ago

                                          Wow... well spotted mate, cheers!

                                      • redsallstars
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 1 Year
                                        1 month, 15 days ago

                                        son captain for me,a well rested son with no international football these 2 weeks

                                    2. Jacky boy
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 15 days ago

                                      just seen all villa's 3 matches highlights. watkins is a season keeper. but keep it quiet and don't tell everyone.

                                      1. Stormbringer22
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 1 Year
                                        1 month, 15 days ago

                                        Had him on my watchlist with every intention of bringing him in some time before GW6. Was hoping he kept quiet but now everyone knows he is a gem 😀

                                        1. Samir16
                                            1 month, 15 days ago

                                            wow if you guys have spotted him before the hat-trick that's pretty insane. thanks for the intel :). might chuck werner for watkins and upgrade klich to pulisic now

                                        2. Samir16
                                            1 month, 15 days ago

                                            I've had DCL since gameweek 1 that's the only major call i've nailed this season

                                        3. BNMC
                                          • 1 Year
                                          1 month, 15 days ago

                                          What is the consensus on Semedo here?
                                          I think he will be needed vs Leeds with his pace on the counter.

                                          1. MAXIMIN EFFORT
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 8 Years
                                            1 month, 15 days ago

                                            I like him but not convinced by Wolves at either end of the pitch at the minute

                                          2. badhombres
                                            • 1 Year
                                            1 month, 15 days ago

                                            looked good in the game, likely to haul soon

                                        4. MAXIMIN EFFORT
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 8 Years
                                          1 month, 15 days ago

                                          Villa’s fixtures until Boxing Day are ridiculous. Watkins in for me

                                          1. Stormbringer22
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 1 Year
                                            1 month, 15 days ago

                                            Had you told me at the beginning of the season that come GW4-5 I would be scrambling to have triple Villa, I would have laughed. Martinez + Watkins + Grealish is superb value!

                                            1. Miguel Sanchez
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 4 Years
                                              1 month, 15 days ago

                                              I got laughed at in GW2 for warning people off the Martinez/Steer double up as it would lock them out of a Grealish/Watkins double up later on...

                                              1. Stormbringer22
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 1 Year
                                                1 month, 15 days ago

                                                Ha, true. I hadn't seen your comments back then, but sounds like a logical advice! I only have Martinez at the moment and am trying to figure out ways of upgrading Podence to Grealish as my 5th mid in a 3-5-2. I can go super crazy in the near future doing Jimenez + Podence > Watkins + Grealish. Would definitely like to give Jimenez a bit longer first though as it does feel a bit too knee-jerky transfer plan

                                        5. La vida FPL
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 7 Years
                                          1 month, 15 days ago

                                          What happens to Martinez when Heaton comes back, will he still be first choice?

                                          1. Samir16
                                              1 month, 15 days ago

                                              with 2 clean sheets and that being their only major signing, he should keep the spot right?

                                            • Jacky boy
                                              • 4 Years
                                              1 month, 15 days ago

                                              definitely. haeton was out of form last time he played and he is more aged now.
                                              but I picked guaita on WC.

                                            • Miguel Sanchez
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 4 Years
                                              1 month, 15 days ago

                                              Almost certainly

                                            • Make United Great Again
                                              • 8 Years
                                              1 month, 15 days ago

                                              Yep

                                            • Stormbringer22
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 1 Year
                                              1 month, 15 days ago

                                              I would say he is safe given his recent form

                                            • skodaole2
                                              • 8 Years
                                              1 month, 15 days ago

                                              Heaton will take his comfortable place on the bench no way Martinez will be dropped even if they start conceding more.

                                          2. fcsaltyballs
                                            • 4 Years
                                            1 month, 15 days ago

                                            How’s this WC:

                                            Ryan Forster
                                            TAA Coady Konsa Ayling Mitchell
                                            KDB Salah Grealish Podence Stephens
                                            Kane DCL Maupay

                                            Thanks

                                          3. badhombres
                                            • 1 Year
                                            1 month, 15 days ago

                                            RMWCT

                                            McCarthy Forster
                                            Saiss Lamptey Konsa Dallas Mitchell
                                            Salah KdB Son Grealish Bissouma
                                            Kane DCL Wilson

                                            0.0ITB

                                          4. Jacky boy
                                            • 4 Years
                                            1 month, 15 days ago

                                            think I'm the only one going with dias on WC. fine by me

                                            1. Stormbringer22
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 1 Year
                                              1 month, 15 days ago

                                              Mate, as if your team ID is 37! Love it, you must have been refreshing that page constantly when the game was due to launch 😀

                                              As far as defensive options go this year - he is as good as any. Don't know how nailed he would be but most likely he is second in the pecking order and would partner Laporte most games if fit. Good luck, hope it pays off for you!

                                              1. Jacky boy
                                                • 4 Years
                                                1 month, 15 days ago

                                                damn I was posting on ffs on that time. I could have a one digit ID.
                                                my last 3 IDs: 37-30-2 !
                                                the only reason he is not popular is because city conceded!
                                                imagine a 1-0 win for city.
                                                then you would see dias in every single RMWCT !

                                                1. Stormbringer22
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 1 Year
                                                  1 month, 15 days ago

                                                  That's an impressive ID record! Hoping Dias + Laporte cement themselves as the 2CBs in which case Dias a better option and use the £0.5 elsewhere. Do something similar with Robbo over TAA and all of a sudden you have an extra £1.0 to play with while still having decent Man City and Liverpool defensive cover!

                                                  1. Stormbringer22
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 1 Year
                                                    1 month, 15 days ago

                                                    As a side note, I am fully aware that Laporte is the most cemented CB in City. Meant both of them together as a good partnership combo 😀

                                                  2. Jacky boy
                                                    • 4 Years
                                                    1 month, 15 days ago

                                                    thanks. can't decide between defenders really.
                                                    reguilon, chilwell, dias and TAA/VVD/Robbo
                                                    at first I had all 4 of them on WC. but now it seems I must sacrifice one to get grealish.
                                                    don't know whether it worth it or not

                                                    1. Stormbringer22
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 1 Year
                                                      1 month, 15 days ago

                                                      I would go with back 3 of Chilwell, Robbo, Reguilon (if fit) to start with. Reasom being, I would like to give Dias a couple of games and asses. After that ditch Reguilon for Dias for example if you think it is a transfer worth doing.

                                                      1. Jacky boy
                                                        • 4 Years
                                                        1 month, 15 days ago

                                                        thanks. looks reasonable after spurs 4 easy games!
                                                        press conferences may make it easier to decide.
                                                        thanks for your replies.
                                                        feel free to ask me if you have a question.

                                                        1. Stormbringer22
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 1 Year
                                                          1 month, 15 days ago

                                                          No problem mate, cheers for the banther! Nothing plaguing me right now, actually quite content with my current team situation 🙂

                                          5. Ginger Pele
                                            • 10 Years
                                            1 month, 15 days ago

                                            I’m seriously considering a Villa double up of Grealish and Watkins on wc. Part of me thinks this is points chasing (they won’t score 7 against Liverpool every week!), but then three wins out of three this season, they are bang in form, and look good value. Crazy?

                                            1. Stormbringer22
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 1 Year
                                              1 month, 15 days ago

                                              Great value and favourable fixtures ahead. If I was in an easy position to do the double-up, I would definitely be pulling that trigger.

                                            2. Make United Great Again
                                              • 8 Years
                                              1 month, 15 days ago

                                              I think it’s worth it. Great differential too

                                          6. Make United Great Again
                                            • 8 Years
                                            1 month, 15 days ago

                                            How’s it looking?

                                            Martinez
                                            Ayling TAA Saiss
                                            KDB Salah Son Hamez Podence
                                            DCL Ings

                                            Steer, Mitchell, Davis, Johnson

                                            Future transfers I’m looking at.

                                            - Davis, Podence TAA OUT
                                            - Brewster, Grealish/Pulisic/Harvetz, Castagne/4.5 def IN

                                            1. Stormbringer22
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 1 Year
                                              1 month, 15 days ago

                                              We have identical midfield. Team looks good. In terms of planned future transfers, I still think it would be wise to have at least Robbo in there if no TAA.

                                              1. Samir16
                                                  1 month, 15 days ago

                                                  i've only got the salah son hamez, other 2 for me are klich and romeu since i think i have a heavier defense, i've got 4 defenders above 5 mil bad choice that i can't fix right now
                                                  first season learnings lol

                                            2. diplodocus
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 5 Years
                                              1 month, 15 days ago

                                              Too risky to go without pool def on wildcard?

                                              Martinez, Steer
                                              Cresswell, Lamptey, Ayling, KWP, C. Taylor
                                              Salah, KDB/Sterling, Pulisic, Hamas, Grealish
                                              Kane, DCL, Brewster

                                              Quite tempted to have Pulisic instead.

                                              1. Make United Great Again
                                                • 8 Years
                                                1 month, 15 days ago

                                                Nah until they start keeping clean sheets it’s a waste.

                                                Take the risk

                                              2. Shaw Manc Redemption
                                                • 4 Years
                                                1 month, 15 days ago

                                                Worth a punt I think

                                            3. Shaw Manc Redemption
                                              • 4 Years
                                              1 month, 15 days ago

                                              Have Bruno/Salah/KDB but no Son.
                                              Should I swap him in for one of these or sit tight?

                                              1. King Kun Ta
                                                • 5 Years
                                                1 month, 15 days ago

                                                Did Bruno -> Son

                                              2. Shaw Manc Redemption
                                                • 4 Years
                                                1 month, 15 days ago

                                                Yeah tough call

                                              3. mrelpea
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 4 Years
                                                1 month, 15 days ago

                                                I'd get rid of Bruno. I also have Salah and KDB and I think I'm going to hold tight with KDB even though I've been toying around with he idea of swapping Son in for the next 3-4 GW's and then bringing back in. Fair enough City have Arsenal next and Liverpool in GW8, but in between those two, they haev West ham and Sheffield United, which are nice potentially goald-rich games.