Pro Pundits - Lateriser

Three-time top 200 finisher Lateriser on Aguero, Villa and a polarising FPL season

The 2019/20 number one Fantasy manager in India, Lateriser addresses a rollercoaster campaign, FPL ownership, Brighton, Villa, Sergio Aguero, his Gameweek 6 team and more in his latest Pro Pundits piece.


This season is not for the weak-hearted and there are just way too many good options in this game at present.

Before Project Restart last season, the premium player conversation primarily revolved around Liverpool and Manchester City assets. Now we have a Spurs team that have accumulated the most number of big chances in the league in the premium conversation, in addition to assets from Manchester United and Chelsea who have shown us enough in the recent past to be a part of this conversation.

You are going to have to develop a very thick skin this season as there will be many Gameweeks where players you own don’t get points and others are getting monster hauls. But on the flipside, the opportunities in this game are very enticing too.

We have Liverpool and Manchester City enjoying a decent bunch of fixtures in the next two Gameweeks and the likes of Sadio Mane (£11.9m), Raheem Sterling (£11.5m) and Sergio Aguero (£10.4m) all have ownerships of under 10% at the time of writing. Mane has looked very sharp this season and has the highest xG amongst all midfielders, and next faces an obliging Sheffield United side that have lost one of their best defenders for a long time and who just don’t look like the team from 2019/20.

Manchester City scored 95 goals in their season without Kevin De Bruyne (£11.5m) and that makes Sterling and Aguero perfectly viable ‘differential’ captaincy options should you fancy it – which brings me to my point.

This is something I’d spoken about in my very first article for Fantasy Football Scout and it is just something I want to reiterate. Given the wide range of options that we have this season, it is very important to find your identity as a Fantasy Premier League manager. This is what I said back then:

If you are going to get sleepless nights going without Mohamed Salah, don’t do it. It doesn’t suit your personality. It’s not good for your blood pressure and you don’t end up having fun. You’re better off playing the odds and percentages game because that is where your comfort zone lies.

The game has opened up very nicely for the ‘dullards’ as well as the ‘opportunists’ with the wide variety of options we have. Given the increased impact of social media on everything mental, if you can’t handle a huge haul from a highly owned player, get that highly owned player because going maverick isn’t for you.

I never talk a lot about ownership percentages but given the nature of the season, I thought it was important to address. Seeing the high cost of transfers that FPL managers have had to pay on the ‘Rough with the Smooth’ section on the Scoutcast this season made me want to talk about this because I get the sense that there are going to be many difficult FPL decisions this season leading to a high variance in outcome. You need to be aware of your personality and tailor your FPL approach accordingly. This season, variance is a lot higher than usual and I expect that trend to continue. Be prepared for it and remember that this is only a game, one which involves a fair amount of luck and unpredictability as well.

Now that philosophy is out of the way, I want to talk about a few more objective things.

What is FPL Upside Chasing and how can I implement it in 2020/21?

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1,475 Comments Post a Comment
  1. IRBOX ⚽
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    WC in GW9 is going to be glorious. Bruno and Martial against WBA and losing Son and Kane for Aguero and KDB prior to Fulham, Burnley and WBA at The Etihad. Absolutely glorious. Also the ideal time to get off Wolves and onto West Ham. Dream WC

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Furthermore is during the second international break so plenty of time to tinker and build some value

    2. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      International break as well! It's the perfect time to WC imo.

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Not to mention you get 2 weeks with the IB

    4. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Indeed it's when I had planned to use it before caving and using in GW5!

      It should work out very well but, as we have seen, this season is going to have a load of surprises up its sleeve and I think an earlier or later WC could still pay dividends just as well.

      1. Wrench
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        I caved in GW5 as well. Yielded best score for the season so far, so no regrets. Currently.

    5. @FPLMason
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Gonna be hard to move away from Son/Kane tbh...

    6. Kannbury
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Haven't caved yet, I usually do but still on course for GW9!

      • Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Removing Kane and Son will just punish WCers. Most people will just have a wolves player they need to remove. No big deal

        1. Pegboy
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          This. Dumping Wolves will be sensible if their current form continues. Dumping Son/Kane could be disastrous.

      • Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Nobody cares

      • AuFeld
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Eh. Nothing a -12 can't take care of.

      • The Mandalorian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        My team is ready now to make those moves I won't need a wc. Martial is better than Aguero, he's my Kane replacement, Aguero is a trap.

    7. tissae
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Bench one:
      A) Lamptey (WBA)
      B) Chilwell (mun)
      C) Saiss (NEW)

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Gotta be Chilwell. Sucks but the other two also have strong attacking potential and much better fixtures.

        1. The Mandalorian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Saiss has poor attacking statd6

          1. The Mandalorian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Stats

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Chilly

      3. Muzzy87
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Chilwell

      4. tissae
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Chelsea defence looked solid tho with Mendy and Silva on the pitch

        1. ivantys
            3 months, 7 days ago

            It's that clown Zouma, if he gets dropped for Rudiger, then I'd feel Chelsea got a good chance of clean sheet.

        2. Stram Dunk
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 7 days ago

          That's my back-line. Benched Castagne and Mitchell

        3. Kannbury
            3 months, 7 days ago

            B.

          • screamer73
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            I have these 3 and Reggie. Benching Lamptey as I feel leaving Chilwell out could end in tears. He should have had a haul last match as well.

          • Latetotheparty
              3 months, 7 days ago

              b

          • Tinkermania
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Bottomed.
            Bench 1: a)Bissouma b) Mitchell c) ASM

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 7 days ago

              A

            2. The Knights Template
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              B

            3. Leonard hatred
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              C

            4. Muzzy87
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              A

            5. 2OLEgend
                3 months, 7 days ago

                B

              • Stram Dunk
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 7 days ago

                B

                1. Tinkermania
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  Looks like B. Thanks.

            6. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 7 days ago

              For the next 3 weeks... who scores more?

              A) Son + Maupay
              B) Kane + Mcginn

              1. The Knights Template
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                B for beard

              2. Muzzy87
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                A

              3. 1n1go
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 7 days ago

                a

              4. 2OLEgend
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  B

                • BremerHB
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  A

                • Pegboy
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  Close. Probably A

                • Latetotheparty
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    a

                • Muzzy87
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  Morning all,

                  McCarthy (Nyland)
                  TAA, Saiss, Dier, Taylor, Mitchell
                  Salah, Son, Pulisic, Podence, Doucoure
                  Werner, Adams, Wilson

                  3.2m in the bank, 2FT - would quite like Kane/Aguero

                  a) Wilson, Doucoure, Dier > Kane, Bissouma, Konsa (-4)
                  b) Wilson, Doucoure > Aguero, Bissouma
                  c) Wilson, Doucoure, Dier > Aguero, Soucek, Konsa (-4)
                  d) Other suggestions welcome!

                  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    C worth the hit

                  2. Pegboy
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    The one with Kane. I'd wait and see on Kun.

                • Xna
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  Doing pretty well so far (99k OR), but every week it is a struggle to hold back and not to make some changes, always want to improve the squad. I have quite a chunk in the bank as well due to KDB to Zaha move last week.

                  Already brought Digne for Reece James
                  I have 3.6m in the bank

                  Would you : A) do nothing and play Justin against Arsenal away
                  B) Dale Stephens to Grealish (Foden even?) for -4 and bench Justin
                  C) Keinan Davis to DCW / Maupay for -4 and bench Justin

                  Kane and Watkins are other two strikers.. Any thoughts or suggestions are welcome

                  1. 1n1go
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    Boring but probably davis to DCL

                    1. Xna
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      I know, the longer I don't own him, the harder it is to bring him in, as stupid as it sounds

                  2. @FPLMason
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    I am leaning towards A, but I'm a bit of a Dillard tbh.

                    1. Xna
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      hahah I get it, usually doing something for a hit doesn't pay off for me, but when I make an early transfer, it is so hard not to do anything for the rest of the week.

                      I guess it is about whether I believe that any transfer will outscore Justin by at least 4 points, and I have no clue, Arsenal aren't that convincing at the moment..

                  3. Pegboy
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    Probably A. I'd have done C with the FT and just benched James, but it's probably not worth a hit.

                • Rinseboy
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  If you had no Chelsea assets who would you prioritise getting out of
                  Chilwell Pullisic or Havertz?

                  I can either upgrade Barnes to a mid or change one of my double wolves of Saiss or Semedo?

                  1. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    Chilwell - would want more time to decide between Havertz and Pulisic

                  2. @FPLMason
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    Chill. More of a standout option among Chelsea backline options. As for Chelsea's attack, it's very unclear who is the man.

                  3. ivantys
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      Semedo to Chilwell but after 2 weeks, although a bit worried Chil might go up more.

                      1. Pegboy
                        • 10 Years
                        3 months, 7 days ago

                        I'm probably doing Semedo > Chilwell either next week or week after. I then just need two FTs to dump Saiss and Jimi by GW10.

                        1. ivantys
                            3 months, 7 days ago

                            A week later, he has palace after which is basically a free clean sheet.

                    • 1n1go
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      Is it worth making the Ramsdale to Martinez move for free or should I roll it over for next week?

                      1. Miguel Sanchez
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 7 days ago

                        Good move if nothing else pressing

                        1. 1n1go
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          3 months, 7 days ago

                          I do have Reece James sitting there so contemplating moving him.

                          1. ivantys
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              Move Ramsdale first, he's not getting anything in the next 3 gws.

                            • Third Eye Vision
                              • 8 Years
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              I’d move Reece James first.

                            • Miguel Sanchez
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              Both good moves - could risk it with James for another week but I sold him this week

                            • Xna
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              this was my priority, how much in the bank?

                        2. @FPLMason
                          • 8 Years
                          3 months, 7 days ago

                          If nothing is more important, it's a good transfer.

                        3. Pegboy
                          • 10 Years
                          3 months, 7 days ago

                          I'd roll. Not sure LEE is that good a fixture.

                        4. iL PiStOlErO
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 7 days ago

                          This week or next it is always a good move.

                      2. @FPLMason
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 7 days ago

                        I'll post this again as I didn't get much feedback and I'd like to get some discussion going.
                        Morning, lads. Currently at 6.5k with 2 FTs and 3.9 itb. McCarthy Nyland TAA Justin KWP Lascelles Taylor Salah Son James Pereira Bissouma Kane Wilson Mitrovic A) Wilson - > Aguero B) Wilson - > DCL C) Other suggestions? A Villa defender is something on my mind tbh. It should be noted that Aguero in would mean I would have no more cash itb. This would render me in need of downgrading TAA for more cash flow.
                        Thank you for your time and consideration.

                        1. 2OLEgend
                            3 months, 7 days ago

                            B

                          • Fulchester's New Centr…
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 7 days ago

                            Not getting DCL is just being stubborn.
                            McCarthy or KWP to Martinez or Konsa an option.

                          • Ramsays Raw Steak
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 7 days ago

                            I think city cover will seem easential in a week or two
                            If u wanna jump ahead of everyone else

                          • ivantys
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              Nice OR. I would prio moving out Mitrovic or Pereira.

                            • @FPLMason
                              • 8 Years
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              Thanks, lads, for the input. A lot of different views at the minute.

                          • Puntillimon
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 7 days ago

                            Would you do foden to grealish for a hit?

                            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                              • 3 Years
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              I would not.

                            2. Ramsays Raw Steak
                              • 3 Years
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              I might

                            3. @FPLMason
                              • 8 Years
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              No

                            4. 2OLEgend
                                3 months, 7 days ago

                                Nope

                              • Puntillimon
                                • 5 Years
                                3 months, 7 days ago

                                Those in the box stats are seriously tempting ahead of a nice run of fixtures. I suppose I can get him next week...

                              • Pegboy
                                • 10 Years
                                3 months, 7 days ago

                                Definitely no. I would only do it if I had to burn a FT.

                            5. jontybonty
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              Anyone on Havertz? Or is Rodriguez the better option?

                              1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                • 3 Years
                                3 months, 7 days ago

                                HRod seems safer bet , but depnds on what else you have.

                              2. iL PiStOlErO
                                • 1 Year
                                3 months, 7 days ago

                                Kai and Che are warming up, think he will have great partnership with Timo, so when the time is right I consider maybe even doubling upon them.

                            6. konrad.sygula95
                              • 3 Years
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              Would you wildcard this team ?

                              Mccarthy/Nyland
                              TAA/ Saiss/Holding/Douglas/Mitchell
                              Son/Salah/Havertz/Podence/Stephens
                              Ings/Werner/Mitro
                              1 ft 2.8 itb

                              1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                • 3 Years
                                3 months, 7 days ago

                                No. I'd fix defence and try to soldier on till next international break.

                                1. Third Eye Vision
                                  • 8 Years
                                  3 months, 7 days ago

                                  Shakey! Welcome to the team. I’ve got all your records.

                              2. 2OLEgend
                                  3 months, 7 days ago

                                  No need to WC this imo.
                                  Podence -> Grealish or Ings -> Kane or Mitro -> Maupay/Watkins/Antonio or Save FT

                                • Ramsays Raw Steak
                                  • 3 Years
                                  3 months, 7 days ago

                                  I wc to get this team
                                  - a few

                              3. King Kohli
                                • 8 Years
                                3 months, 7 days ago

                                Best three defenders for long term?

                                1. 2OLEgend
                                    3 months, 7 days ago

                                    TAA/Robbo - Chillwell - Saiss/Lamptey would be my picks

                                  • Miguel Sanchez
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    3 months, 7 days ago

                                    Robertson, Chilwell, Semedo

                                  • Fulchester's New Centr…
                                    • 3 Years
                                    3 months, 7 days ago

                                    Robbo, Chil, Digne

                                    1. Third Eye Vision
                                      • 8 Years
                                      3 months, 7 days ago

                                      Robbo, Digne +1 other

                                      I like having a Wolves defender. Also contemplating getting a City one.

                                      Villa seem to be the value team for defenders, but if you’ve got Martinez, do you fancy a double up?

                                      1. baines is god
                                        • 9 Years
                                        3 months, 7 days ago

                                        Don't agree with Chilwell everyone. Chelsea's defending is actually awful and they don't look like keeping many clean sheets. He does have attacking and bonus potential but at 5.5 is that enough?

                                        1. baines is god
                                          • 9 Years
                                          3 months, 7 days ago

                                          Saiss isn't a guaranteed starter now Marcal's back.

                                          Robbo/TAA are going to be top 2 scoring defenders IMO. Walker's an interesting option too. Wan Bissaka. Semedo the best Wolves pick.

                                          1. Yankee Toffee
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 6 Years
                                            3 months, 7 days ago

                                            Agreed on Chillwell and Saiss.

                                            Don't agree with Robbo/TAA prediction though, especially the state of their def w/injuries atm.

                                            Wan B in the same boat as Chillwell. Attacking but poor defense. ManU with exactly zero CSs so far.

                                            Walker a card magnet, Cancelo is a better option but not nailed. Although I would like someone from the City def...

                                            I wish PvA would come back into the mix soon bc of his set piece duties. He's very Bainesy.

                                            I'm having a tough time finding a R. James replacement. Maybe Reguillion or Cresswell.

                                            Already have:

                                            Martinez/Steer
                                            Digne, Robbo, James, Justin, Mitchell

                                2. Ginola
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  3 months, 7 days ago

                                  I want to fit in a WHU defender on WC and am trying to make a decision between Masuaku and Cresswell. Can someone explain to me why Masuaku's xA (0.91) is higher than Cresswell's (0.60), while Cresswell has created 12 chances and Masuaku 6? Is the xA KPI purely based on open play situations?

                                  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                    • 3 Years
                                    3 months, 7 days ago

                                    Can't answer your specific question, but money no object Cresswell.

                                  2. Sanchit
                                    • 5 Years
                                    3 months, 7 days ago

                                    Cresswell created 12 chances but of lower quality.
                                    Musuaku created 6 chances but of higher quality.
                                    xA KPI is based on the situation, yes, but you can't say it is purely based on open play.
                                    A header from 10 yards from an open play situation has different xG/xA to a header from same position from a set piece ( based on the historical trends)

                                    1. Ginola
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      3 months, 7 days ago

                                      Thanks! Makes more sense to me now.

                                  3. ivantys
                                      3 months, 7 days ago

                                      Masuaku is playing more advanced, sometimes as part of a front 3. I'm not sure how long he's nailed for there though.

                                    • Zim0
                                      • 2 Years
                                      3 months, 7 days ago

                                      Hmm I'd like to kno too

                                    • Yankee Toffee
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 6 Years
                                      3 months, 7 days ago

                                      Cress all day.

                                  4. Camzy
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 10 Years
                                    3 months, 7 days ago

                                    I'm sort of regretting my move now of Jimi > Kane. Not because it's bad. It's a very good move.

                                    But I really want Mane and I had Havertz > Mane sitting there as a really nice option.

                                    A) Mane + Jimi
                                    B) Havertz + Kane

                                    It was a nice opportunity to take a strong differential and I opted against it. And now looking at future planning Mane > Sterling is much more natural than say Kane > Aguero (I don't trust Aguero this season). We will see. My future planning looks worse with Kane in.

                                    1. Sanchit
                                      • 5 Years
                                      3 months, 7 days ago

                                      B looks a far better option to me.

                                      1. Camzy
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 10 Years
                                        3 months, 7 days ago

                                        Again, I think Mane + Jimi is more flexible. Mane > Sterling/KdB is one move.

                                        Mane is also a really strong differential who has stats and fixtures on his side. We will see.

                                        1. Sanchit
                                          • 5 Years
                                          3 months, 7 days ago

                                          Just one additional transfer for any future plans you have.
                                          -4 points.

                                          I think B could outscore A by 4 points easily in the coming few weeks.

                                          1. Camzy
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 10 Years
                                            3 months, 7 days ago

                                            I hope so. Move is made. Let's see.

                                    2. Holmes
                                      • 7 Years
                                      3 months, 7 days ago

                                      Yeah, A looks better but not much in it.

                                    3. CAPA
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      3 months, 7 days ago

                                      Fixtures in theory better for A

                                      1. Camzy
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 10 Years
                                        3 months, 7 days ago

                                        Yeah basically.

                                        I would also be planning Jimi > Werner in GW7. The only problem, is that I'd be stuck with Reece James. Option B gives me James > Robertson as an option with the leftover money.

                                        It was a close call.

                                    4. ivantys
                                        3 months, 7 days ago

                                        A edges it due to fixtures, Jimmy can be kept until GW9 too.

                                      • farmerfat
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 5 Years
                                        3 months, 7 days ago

                                        Do you own Salah?

                                        1. Camzy
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 10 Years
                                          3 months, 7 days ago

                                          Yes but it makes no difference to this discussion imo. I have both Salah and Son for captaincy for each team. We're talking pure points potential.

                                          1. farmerfat
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            3 months, 7 days ago

                                            True, I guess owning Mane would be differential enough.

                                            If you get Mane in, would you still captain Salah?

                                      • Flair
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        3 months, 7 days ago

                                        What's your thinking on Aguero?

                                        Mane is a massive differential for sure.

                                        1. Camzy
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 10 Years
                                          3 months, 7 days ago

                                          Need time to form an opinion on Aguero. Won't be getting him until GW10 at the earliest.

                                    5. iL PiStOlErO
                                      • 1 Year
                                      3 months, 7 days ago

                                      Already did the -4 hit. GTG? Bench ok?

                                      Ramsdale
                                      TAA Justin Mitchell
                                      Salah(C) Sterling Son Bissouma
                                      Kane DCL Watkins

                                      Steer Romeu KWP Taylor

                                      0.1 itb

                                      If I had other ft then I would have done Rams to Martinez but that has to wait now but just had to get Kane in atm. Major reshuffling in defenc will have to wait untill WC one day.

                                      1. baines is god
                                        • 9 Years
                                        3 months, 7 days ago

                                        nice team, i'd have KWP ahead of Romeu on bench

                                        1. iL PiStOlErO
                                          • 1 Year
                                          3 months, 7 days ago

                                          Cheers.

                                      2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                        • 3 Years
                                        3 months, 7 days ago

                                        OK. Rams will at least be very busy this weekend.

                                        1. iL PiStOlErO
                                          • 1 Year
                                          3 months, 7 days ago

                                          Yeah, at least most of the times he get 1 or 2 save pts. He is not 0pts keeper so it can be always worse.

                                    6. baines is god
                                      • 9 Years
                                      3 months, 7 days ago

                                      Nyland Ryan
                                      Coady Kilman Mitchell Konsa Strujik
                                      Bissouma Jorginho Salah Sterling Rodriguez
                                      Kane Aguero Brewster

                                      Thoughts on this wildcard team, planning on captaining Salah next 2 weeks

                                      1. iL PiStOlErO
                                        • 1 Year
                                        3 months, 7 days ago

                                        Offence is the best defence

                                      2. iL PiStOlErO
                                        • 1 Year
                                        3 months, 7 days ago

                                        But you have managed to get all of Mo, Raz, Kun and Kane in same team so that can be gold for next few.

                                        1. Sanchit
                                          • 5 Years
                                          3 months, 7 days ago

                                          The downside is to not have any hopes from the other 6 players bar Hamez

                                          1. iL PiStOlErO
                                            • 1 Year
                                            3 months, 7 days ago

                                            True but who knows this season is all out attack

                                      3. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                        • 3 Years
                                        3 months, 7 days ago

                                        Putting a lot of faith in Brewster.
                                        If going your way, I'd take Coady down to beef up Mitchell or Struijk.

                                      4. Sanchit
                                        • 5 Years
                                        3 months, 7 days ago

                                        If you want to captain Salah for the next 2 weeks, why have so many other big hitters then?
                                        And play Bissouma and Jorginho every week?

                                        I would personally spread the funds around. Aguero + Bissouma -> DCL + Grealish?

                                      5. mikess
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 10 Years
                                        3 months, 7 days ago

                                        Saiss over Coady. Sterling and Aguero is a decent differential

                                      6. Yankee Toffee
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 6 Years
                                        3 months, 7 days ago

                                        Def is too orange.

                                      7. 2OLEgend
                                          3 months, 7 days ago

                                          Nyland -> Steer
                                          Ryan -> Martinez
                                          Would reconsider Jorginho.
                                          Defence is really fragile

                                      8. Third Eye Vision
                                        • 8 Years
                                        3 months, 7 days ago

                                        Ross Barkley is a great footballer, discuss.

                                        1. Third Eye Vision
                                          • 8 Years
                                          3 months, 7 days ago

                                          It came up briefly in the DZ this morning. Some comments about him being bang average etc.

                                          I know he is disliked as an fpl troll etc. but I think he is excellent. He seems much improved since his Everton days.

                                          Hey inconsistency of starts hampered him at Chelsea. He’s looked great in the past couple of games.

                                        2. mikess
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 10 Years
                                          3 months, 7 days ago

                                          I've took the punt. Likes being a big fish in the small pond. I feel he'll benefit from a friendly rivalry with Grealish. A few set pieces and the stats and his clear selfishness make him a decent option

                                          1. Third Eye Vision
                                            • 8 Years
                                            3 months, 7 days ago

                                            I’m also about to get him in. Moving from a 3-4–3 to a 3-5-2. Not because of Ross, like. He’s an enabler to get another premium as well.

                                        3. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                          • 3 Years
                                          3 months, 7 days ago

                                          More than decent and lovely price this year - going to Chelsea was just a disaster of almost Drinkwateresque proportions.

                                          1. Third Eye Vision
                                            • 8 Years
                                            3 months, 7 days ago

                                            I wish he still played for Everton. I think people have forgotten just how good some of his goals were.

                                            He was frustrating to watch at Everton at times. Held onto the ball too long and ran into dead ends. I think he looks much better now.

                                        4. Brosstan
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 6 Years
                                          3 months, 7 days ago

                                          No

                                        5. Camzy
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 10 Years
                                          3 months, 7 days ago

                                          Great is a bit of a stretch. Good I'll concede.

                                        6. Mayor of Flair
                                          • 6 Years
                                          3 months, 7 days ago

                                          Not for me

                                        7. Yankee Toffee
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 6 Years
                                          3 months, 7 days ago

                                          *not

                                        8. Ron_Swanson
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 10 Years
                                          3 months, 7 days ago

                                          Sometimes I have watched him play and thought he was the real deal but then in other games he hasn't turned up. He lacks the commitment and consistency to be labeled a great footballer, but he is good and has/had potential to be great

                                      9. CelticBhoy1
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 7 Years
                                        3 months, 7 days ago

                                        Have around 6.5 to spend on either a forward or defender.

                                        Would you rather have Wilson or Digne?

                                        1. Camzy
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 10 Years
                                          3 months, 7 days ago

                                          The forward. But I'd pick Maupay with a plan to switch to Antonio.

                                        2. Max City
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 4 Years
                                          3 months, 7 days ago

                                          probably Digne

                                        3. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                          • 3 Years
                                          3 months, 7 days ago

                                          Digne + cash - look at the fixtures.

                                        4. CelticBhoy1
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 7 Years
                                          3 months, 7 days ago

                                          This is an interesting question. With the amount of goals atm I'd normally say froward but Digne will get lots of assists playing in an attacking side

                                      10. Max City
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 4 Years
                                        3 months, 7 days ago

                                        Would you downgrade Jimenez >> Maupay to have the extra cash?

                                        Other FWDs are Watkins and DCL

                                        1. Van der Faart
                                          • 9 Years
                                          3 months, 7 days ago

                                          Your midfield must be golden if you're going to do that

                                        2. Third Eye Vision
                                          • 8 Years
                                          3 months, 7 days ago

                                          Obviously depends on what you’ll do with the cash. Having Maupay & Watkins isn’t very inspiring.

                                      11. Lev Yashin
                                        • 8 Years
                                        3 months, 7 days ago

                                        Comes down to:

                                        1) Chilwell / Lamptey
                                        2) Bissouma (3-5-2) or Brewster (3-4-3)

                                        Martinez
                                        Robbo, Regulion,
                                        Salah, Son, Pulisic, Grealish,
                                        Kane, DCL

                                        1. Van der Faart
                                          • 9 Years
                                          3 months, 7 days ago

                                          1 with Lamptey

                                        2. openerhm
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 4 Years
                                          3 months, 7 days ago

                                          1 Chilwell

                                      12. farmerfat
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 5 Years
                                        3 months, 7 days ago

                                        0.1 Short of James - Chilwell.

                                        Who is the 2nd best defender option 5.6 or below?

                                        Already have TAA and Saiss

                                        1. openerhm
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 4 Years
                                          3 months, 7 days ago

                                          Cresswell

                                      13. Mayor of Flair
                                        • 6 Years
                                        3 months, 7 days ago

                                        For a -4 KDB to:

                                        A. Bruno
                                        B. Mane (have Salah)
                                        C. Sterling

                                        1. Van der Faart
                                          • 9 Years
                                          3 months, 7 days ago

                                          C out of those

                                        2. openerhm
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 4 Years
                                          3 months, 7 days ago

                                          C

                                        3. Wild Card this...
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 11 Years
                                          3 months, 7 days ago

                                          B

                                        4. krumcake
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 7 Years
                                          3 months, 7 days ago

                                          B

                                      14. openerhm
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 4 Years
                                        3 months, 7 days ago

                                        Digne + Delap (4.5m striker) -> Douglas + Kane
                                        For -4 point hit???
                                        Have 4.2m ITB
                                        Would change formation from 442 to 343

                                      15. Baines on Toast...
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 10 Years
                                        3 months, 7 days ago

                                        Love a Friday deadline. Less time to make mistakes.

                                        1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                                          • 6 Years
                                          3 months, 7 days ago

                                          And plenty of suckers that will miss the deadline altogether.

                                          1. ZeBestee
                                            • 6 Years
                                            3 months, 7 days ago

                                            And they still end up 25 points more than your team for the GW. Casuals win!

                                            1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                                              • 6 Years
                                              3 months, 7 days ago

                                              True dat

                                      16. ZeBestee
                                        • 6 Years
                                        3 months, 7 days ago

                                        How's this team for a WC?

                                        Martinez
                                        Lamptey Kilman Dallas
                                        Rodriguez Salah Son Grealish
                                        Aguero Kane DCL

                                        4M Target Mitchell Anguiza

                                        1. openerhm
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 4 Years
                                          3 months, 7 days ago

                                          Would deffo downgrade attack to improve defence

                                        2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                                          • 6 Years
                                          3 months, 7 days ago

                                          I doubt anyone will say the defence is too expensive 😀

                                          1. ZeBestee
                                            • 6 Years
                                            3 months, 7 days ago

                                            Do we really need an expensive defense the way this season is going?

                                            1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                                              • 6 Years
                                              3 months, 7 days ago

                                              I wasn't criticising - I like it. Very bold 🙂

                                              1. ZeBestee
                                                • 6 Years
                                                3 months, 7 days ago

                                                I am also not taking it that way, I wanted your input ..

                                        3. Holmes
                                          • 7 Years
                                          3 months, 7 days ago

                                          killed it

                                          1. ZeBestee
                                            • 6 Years
                                            3 months, 7 days ago

                                            I believe you can leave this team untouched for the entire season and you may still end up in top 100,000 at the least.

                                        4. The Mighty I
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 8 Years
                                          3 months, 7 days ago

                                          Maybe Grealish to Barkley and use the money to improve Mitchell and/or Dallas?

                                          I have a similar set-up on my WC, just a little safer at the back.

                                          1. ZeBestee
                                            • 6 Years
                                            3 months, 7 days ago

                                            I don't think you need expensive backline. Lamptey has assists in his locker, and I believe Brighton will soon start getting cleansheets, Dallas is a good option for a very good Leeds side, Kilman is a risky one, Target has set pieces to his locker and plays for a very good defensive Villa, and Mitchell has been a decent 4M defender so far.

                                        5. KneejerkJoe
                                          • 6 Years
                                          3 months, 7 days ago

                                          Barkley over Grealish, then upgrade Mitchell to Bellerin/Cresswell/Chillwell/Regulion/Dias.

                                          1. ZeBestee
                                            • 6 Years
                                            3 months, 7 days ago

                                            Yup this is also a good option. Thanks.

                                      17. Van der Faart
                                        • 9 Years
                                        3 months, 7 days ago

                                        Need to sort out my GK and defense.

                                        McCarthy (Nyland*)
                                        TAA Coady Dallas Bavies Holding*

                                        Take a -4 to do McCarthy to Martinez, Holding to Lamptey? Only ones I'm confident of playing this week so far are Coady and TAA.

                                        1. openerhm
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 4 Years
                                          3 months, 7 days ago

                                          Holding to Lamptey could be worth it but otherwise I would hold transfer and play Dallas

                                          1. Van der Faart
                                            • 9 Years
                                            3 months, 7 days ago

                                            Cheers. Concerned about McCarthy v Everton but he could possibly get some good save points I suppose

                                      18. Super salah
                                        • 4 Years
                                        3 months, 7 days ago

                                        Kane or aguero

                                        1. Holmes
                                          • 7 Years
                                          3 months, 7 days ago

                                          Kane

                                        2. openerhm
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 4 Years
                                          3 months, 7 days ago

                                          kane

                                      19. KneejerkJoe
                                        • 6 Years
                                        3 months, 7 days ago

                                        If Milner start this weekend, due to Silva and Keita being out, and Fabinho playing as a CD, will he take pens from Salah?

                                        1. Van der Faart
                                          • 9 Years
                                          3 months, 7 days ago

                                          He had better not

                                        2. Totti
                                          • 4 Years
                                          3 months, 7 days ago

                                          i think yes

                                        3. Seanigula
                                          • 11 Years
                                          3 months, 7 days ago

                                          Milner probably won’t start

                                          1. Seanigula
                                            • 11 Years
                                            3 months, 7 days ago

                                            Henderson came off the bench vs Ajax, he will start

                                      20. wulfranian
                                        • 4 Years
                                        3 months, 7 days ago

                                        Any news on Coleman?