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. CrouchDown
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Anything worth a hit this week? 0.0 itb

    Martinez

    Saiss Justin Mitchell

    Salah Sterling Son Foden

    Kane DCL Watkins

    Subs: Steer, Bissouma Taylor Coleman

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Nope

      1. CrouchDown
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Cheers mate.

        Wondering what to do about Coleman. Ancelotti says 2-3 weeks so I don't know if it is worth getting rid.

  2. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    There goes my bench headache

  3. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Play one:

    A) Bissouma
    B) Mina
    C) Zouma

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Bissouma

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      B

    3. NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Bissouma out of those. I have a similar dilemma with Bissouma and Kilman, leaning towards the latter atm.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        That's not a dilemma. Kilman easy.

        1. NULL-X-VOID
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          cheers Camzy, WBA's def is what was holding me back, and Biss has an impressive amount of shots taken.

  4. JBG
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    What should I priorities?

    A) Podence to Sterling/Fernandes
    B) Adams to Kane
    C) Justin/Johnson to any defender(not TAA/Coady/Mitchell)

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      B

      1. JBG
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Thanks

  5. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Can Struijk be the new Lundstram?

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      No

  6. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Ffs Rodriguez

    1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      ???

      1. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Injured

  7. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    James to Mane for a hit or play KWP/Justin?

    1. NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      the former would make sense for just one GW punt on a FH, not in a long term.

  8. CelticBhoy1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Will Mitchell keep his place?

    1. AnfieldLad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Nah fake account

    2. Sturridge Wars
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Yes James Rodriguez is out

  9. KUNingas
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Play one

    A) PVA (ful)
    B) Chilwell (mun)
    C) Dallas (avl)

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      A

    2. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      b

  10. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Rodriguez fixtures after Saints:
    Newcastle (A)
    United (H)
    Fulham (A)
    Leeds (H)
    Burnley (A)

    I wouldn't take him out just yet! We've got a bench for a reason.

    1. NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      exactly.

  11. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Have just done Reece James to Ayling.

    Have the exact money to do Jimenez to Kane. Should I do it for a -4?

  12. smix
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Pulisic to Hamez for free or hold & save FT ?

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Hamez is out mate..

      1. smix
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Oh !! That’s one less decision to make then

      2. PartyPooper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Whats up with Hamez then? Didn't hear this yet

  13. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Just how big of a loss would no James and Rich be for DCL?

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Very bad

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      no hames?

    3. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      big loss, hopefully its for one game only

    4. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Pretty significant imo

    5. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      A fairly significant one.

    6. NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      essentially 2019-2020 DCL flashback

  14. CelticBhoy1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    James to Grealish?

    1. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Depends how serious the injury is

  15. davies
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Which combo do you prefer?

    A) Grealish Dallas
    B) Barkley Chilwell

    Martinez Forster
    Robertson ***** Lamptey Mitchell Kilman
    Salah Sterling Son ***** Soucek
    Kane DCL Brewster

    Cheers.

    1. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      b

    2. KUNingas
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      B

  16. Erez Avni
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Is this the right order:

    A. Mitchel
    B. KWP
    C. Justin

    Maybe KWP first if James won't play?

    1. Saka_me_sideways
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Be tempted to play Justin over KWP... think both will concede but Justin has a better chance of attacking returns imo

        1. Erez Avni
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          I agree but KWP also very attacking...

    2. 1justlookin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Probably in the minority owning KDB, do you think he's worth keeping or just get rid?

      Got a feeling Pep will play him this week

      1. farmerfat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        I took out for Mane, will get him back gw 10 probably

      2. avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Easy keep if Pep says he is fit.

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          We're not gonna hear from Pep tomorrow, right? Latest is that he's back in training today but no word on whether he's fit or not.

      3. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        keep if fit

    3. PartyPooper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Hoe nailed on is Kilman? Thinking of doing Reece James to Kilman for -4

      Would be for the next 2 matches specifically. After that he can sit on my bench during Wolves tough fixture run

      1. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Never take a-4 for a defender. Especially for 2 matches

      2. wulfranian
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        If he is your fifth defender then yes.If he is your fourth defender then no.

      3. Manani
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        who's playing in bench if you don't have Kilman/James. Unless you playing 10players, not worth

        1. PartyPooper
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          KWP. Expecting close to 0 points from hun since he plays Everton

          1. wulfranian
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Don't take the hit imo.

          2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Without Hamez and Rich there is hope plus he's attacking

      4. The Mandalorian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Don't call Kilman a Hoe

        1. NULL-X-VOID
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          maybe Kilman is secretly a hoe, mando

    4. Manani
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Jimenez>Kane or save?

      Jimenez got great fixture, but Kane is in red hot form

    5. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Geez I ALMOST brought in Hamez for a hit.. Gotta stop thinking about early transfers

    6. The Mighty Whites
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Start Alzate or Mitchell?

      1. The Mandalorian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Seriously you need help for that? It's like deciding whether to wear black or grey socks today.

    7. Saka_me_sideways
        2 months, 28 days ago

        GTG?

        Martinez
        Chilwell / Semedo / TAA
        Salah / Son / Hames / Barkley
        Maupay / (K)ane / DCL

        Lamptey / Soucek / Douglas

        Feel like I should be playing Lamptey with WBA home, but would mean dropping Chilwell or Barkley... thoughts?

      • CrouchDown
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        What are Coleman owners doing?

        Worth ditching for -4?

        If so, Bellerin? Zouma?

        1. wulfranian
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          I will sell him for a hit because i don't have a sub.I prefer Bellerin but at 5.0 Coady is a better pick imo.

        2. Saka_me_sideways
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Don’t own him, but I wouldn’t transfer him out for -4 for those two. Not with the fixtures they have this weekend.

        3. Third Eye Vision
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          I wonder if the Liverpool manager and players will brand VVD ‘completely stupid’ for his terrible challenge on James?

          And if every news outlet will run the story for the next 6 days.

          1. Third Eye Vision
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Of course, in reality we have a manager who doesn’t whinge to the media.

          2. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            one is out for season, other is out for one game, so nope

            1. Third Eye Vision
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              The difference being that with Pickford there was no intent, whereas Virgil definitely meant it.

              I do think Pickford’s challenge was poor, but I understand why he wasn’t sent off.

          3. Hy liverpool
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            They can go f*** themselves

            1. Third Eye Vision
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              The Liverpool players or the manager?

              Or the media?

              Good shout, like.

        4. jam sandwich
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          with Rodriguez out:

          a) 4-3-3 with Chilwell (mun) - have Pulisic already
          b) 3-4-3 with Bissouma (WBA) - have Lamptey and Maupay already

        5. Rolls-Royce
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Everyone gonna get Grealish now 🙁

        6. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Digne on set pieces

          1. Third Eye Vision
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            DCL masterclass needed.

        7. Oooo Matron
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          With Rodriguez out, who would you play ahead of him - Konsa or Anguissa?