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Top 10k FPL managers and FFS poll voters disagree on Kane’s captain credentials

Harry Kane‘s (£10.8m) tightened his hold over the top 10,000 Fantasy Premier League managers in Gameweek 6.

The in-form Spurs man, currently the top-scoring Fantasy asset in any position, has proved to be the most popular captain at this level for the latest round of matches.

49.6% of managers inside the top 10k felt Kane was the best option for the armband, perhaps swayed by the fact that he has four goals in his last two Premier League trips to Burnley.

The most interesting part of Kane winning the captaincy debate at the top level of FPL this week is the fact that he was largely overlooked for the armband on a worldwide scale and in Fantasy Football Scout’s latest poll.

Just 20.8% captained Kane overall, while he only mustered the support of just 18.7% of the Fantasy Football Scout vote.

At this early stage of the season, it is still difficult to insist with cast-iron certainty that the top 10k always know better than everybody else but this is perhaps the first time in 2020/21 that we have a chance to really test their opinion against the masses.

The difference in opinion between the two groups of managers certainly makes Kane’s effective ownership in the top 10k rather ominous.

For the second week in a row, he has the highest figure in this department in the top 10k, with effective ownership of 139.9%.

Meanwhile, the people’s choice Mohamed Salah (£12.3m) is less of a force at this level than our polls previously indicated.

Despite winning the Scout captaincy poll and earning more armbands in the world than anyone else, the Egyptian has the second-highest effective ownership among the top 10k for Gameweek 6 (108.7%).

Even without the captaincy, Kane is now the most popular player among the top 10k anyway.

His standard ownership at this level increased by roughly 19 percentage points between the Gameweek 5 and 6 deadlines, rising from 70.4% to 89.2%.

That takes him past Salah, whose ownership among these managers has dropped from 80% to 72.7%.

That drop sees Son Heung-min (£9.4m) overtake him as the top 10k’s most fashionable midfielder, although the Egyptian is still ahead on effective ownership when we take captaincy into account.

This week’s saga surrounding the fitness of James Rodríguez (£8.0m) has, unsurprisingly, seen his stock drop at this level too. He remains the third-most-popular, but he has lost 10 percentage points of ownership among the top 10k.

Jack Grealish (£7.2m) and Wilfried Zaha (£7.2m) appear to have been among the chief replacements for Everton’s playmaker, as their selection rates increased by 7.8 and 9.6 percentage points respectively.

The sales of Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m) have had an impact at the top end of FPL as well as the rest of the world.

He was owned by 39.8% of the top 10k for Gameweek 5, more than any other defender. With the Gameweek 6 deadline now behind us, Alexander-Arnold sits in just 27.9% of teams at this level, Tyrick Mitchell (£4.2m) and James Justin (£4.8m) overtaking him as the most fashionable defenders.

Meanwhile, Emiliano Martínez (£4.8m) has finally crept into the top 10k template, now the second-most-popular goalkeeper with 31.7% backing at this level, although he failed to keep a clean sheet in Friday’s meeting with Leeds.

Chip usage was not particularly heavy in the top 10k for Gameweek 6.

The Wildcard was the most-used, although it was only deployed by 4.9% of managers at this level.

Meanwhile, while it can be easy to assume top 10k managers at this stage of the season have made a strong start following heavy chip usage, it is to their credit that 46.6% of them are still yet to use any at all.

36.9% have used one chip, almost certainly the Wildcard in most cases, which has been used by 38.2% of top 10k managers.

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914 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Ruinenlust
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Has the bubble burst for Villa? Time to sell all their players?

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      lol

    2. Wılly
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Yeah, sell Martinez please

    3. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Sell em all

  2. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    do you own any designer clothes?

    if so, how much do you regret it?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Mine codpiece be versace - yea, many regrets doth have I.

    2. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Only my Everton jumper 😉

  3. Optimus.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    I might consider getting Bamford if he were 8m+ but at his current price..no way!

    1. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Wouldn't captain him unless he's 10m+

      1. Wılly
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Has to be 14m to even be worth consideration

      2. Optimus.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Exactly my thinking

      3. ivanthemerciless
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        No.11 in overall standings captained Bamford

    2. Granville
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      True dat

  4. Wılly
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Martinez (Forster)
    Chilwell Lamptey Dallas (Lewis Branthwaite)
    Salah Sterling Son Bale Pulisic
    DCL Antonio (Brewster)

    2FT, any early thoughts on these?

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      thats a nice midefield

      see what happens when taa isn't hogging the budget

      1. Wılly
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Chillwell scored more points in one game than TAA has all season

        1. Bruce Lee
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          taa needs to become a midfielder for liverpool

        2. FC Hakkebøf
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          TAA (liverpool defence in general) had a rocky start to last season as well as far as I recall. Everyone sold him and then he scored +20 points.

        3. ReindeerHotdog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 1 day ago

          "All season." You mean 5 games?

          Put quite simply, non-Trent/Robbo owners have been incredibly lucky to avoid feeling the impact of not owning them.

          They're undeniably brilliant attacking players and have been for the last two seasons running. It would be incredible if either of them (or both) don't start delivering attacking returns akin to last season. It's only a matter of time in all honesty.

          Aston Villa beat Liverpool 7-2 one week then lose 3-0 to Leeds at home. I'm not putting too much stock into form/team points up to this point. Seems like we need a few more weeks for the dust to settle.

          1. Wılly
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 5 hours ago

            Yes, the point was Chillwell's first gameweek has outscored TAA's entire season so far. Which is now 6 games, 17 points.
            I owned TAA and Robertson at the start of the season, moved TAA on after the first week and kept Robertson until last week. Yes, they have great history but in their current form and predicament, there are better options available.

  5. Mile Plankton
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Damn.
    I got trolled by Carlo and went for Grealish instead of J.Rod

    Now, if no other pressing issues for next week, should I sell Hendrick for J.Rod and give myself this front 8:

    Salah-Son-Zaha-Grealish-J.Rod
    Kane-DCL-Bamford

    #bench headache

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      trolled by carlo, how? is hames not actually injured

      also, please respect the name JRod is resevred for the former Southampton man

      1. Wılly
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Current Burnley man

        1. Bruce Lee
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          may he have health and wellness in his life

      2. Mile Plankton
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Yeah, I think of him first when name JRod is brought up.

        Anyway, I am certain James Rodriguez will play on sunday and punish me one more time.

    2. All about the galacticos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      have to ask yourself why did you make an early move? to save 0.1m?
      If you can't wait for the presser, no one to blame but yourself

      1. Mile Plankton
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        I didn't.
        I waited and because of that I didn't get James.

        I got Grealish and his pathetic 1 point.

        1. All about the galacticos
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Carlo said hamez might play in the presser. That was earlier today.
          You would have had enough info before the deadline.
          Had funds to do james to grealish/barkley/sterling/mane/kdb etc. but held off.
          This season, need to wait right down to deadline day before making a transfer

  6. alsybach
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Having Bamford sitting on my bench is keeping me awake tonight.......

    1. Captain Hindsight
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      You should have started him away vs Villa

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        username and comment combo

      2. Fantasy Gold
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        lol

      3. alsybach
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Thank you for that insight

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      1st on bench?

      If so there is a chance you get his points.

      1. alsybach
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Siiii!!!!

    3. Mile Plankton
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I am about to put my self in that situation.
      Strong front 8 and bench headaches.

    4. Granville
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Worst than not owning him.

  7. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Waking up to a Bamford hat trick... How did that happen? How has he been so good? I thought he couldn't finish...

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      good ebinin'

      good ebinin'

    2. All about the galacticos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      the shock was he scored with his feet, saw the highlights and was expecting 3 headers
      the second goal was a kdb-like special, the last goal was salah-esque
      it has to be seen to be believed

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Just watched the highlights and those are incredible goals

        1. All about the galacticos
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          yeah, my mind was blown. even first goal was brave. a potential leg breaker with mings steaming in

    3. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      They said he couldn’t finish his dinner but he has. He is currently sprawled on a couch with the pants button undone to relief the pressure on the gut.

    4. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Bielsa .

    5. ...al
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      He actually took the shots quite well. The Defending however leaves much to be desired

  8. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    what happened to clap for nhs?

    how are they going to feed their families now?

  9. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    the tagline for the 2020 fpl season: 'every dog has its day'

    1. The Hunt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      True.

      I wish I was a Crufts judge.

      All those mutts look better than each other but those people experts know how to sort the wheat from the chaff.

      Baron Bamford = Wire-Haired Dachshund Maisie.

  10. Ruinenlust
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Will James Rodriguez play?

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Bamford bencher spotted

      1. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Hahaha, that made me laugh, thank you

    2. Mile Plankton
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Can't really say that I have some information, but I think he will.

    3. All about the galacticos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      highly likely

    4. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Of course he will

    5. The Hunt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      In my team but I hope his hematoma (is that a bruise?) has him tossing & turning tonight to allow Debbie does Dallas to slot in.

  11. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    people who owned salah and dcl for their jammy hat-tricks are complaining about bamford's hat-trick today lol weird

  12. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    we call him hat-trick bamford

    you know?

    hat-trick, bamford

  13. The Knights Template
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Bamford is a very humble, well-spooken young man. Glad he is in my team. Plenty of time yet for a beard.

    1. Captain Hindsight
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Arise, The Knights Template..

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        I will! Thanks Captain.

  14. Granville
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Bamford was delivering points but still flying under the radar until tonight. He's completely blown his cover now.

    1. All about the galacticos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      indeed. Was hoping he'd keep a low profile. Just like bruno, just want them to keep ticking along

    2. Optimus.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Yep Ings/Jim >Kane/Bam is going to happen for me fo
      r -4

    3. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Fixtures are horrible. I hope more casuals gets him in

      1. All about the galacticos
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        he scored against liverpool, obvioously fixture proof!

      2. Granville
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Stubborn. Fixtures are almost irrelevant this season. What's not to like at under 6m for the 2nd highest scoring striker?

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Won’t play Villa every week. Kane, Aguero, DCL, Antonio all superior options

      3. Yank Revolution
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Form over...u know the rest - it is Fantasy EPL rule numero uno, cmon.

      1. All about the galacticos
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        he got a hattrick, I think you are allowed a free pass.

      2. Gnu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Carry on, not mean at all. 😆

      3. Gnu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        We've all been there.

  15. davies
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Best mid over 7.8?

    1. davies
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Under*

      1. Mile Plankton
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Not Grealish

  16. Puntillimon
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    So even though bamford is 20+ %, how many people actually played him? How do we know that?

    1. Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      20+% owned*

    2. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Effective ownership: 16.39% in top 10k, 21.37% overall. Not that many benched him.

  17. The Hunt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Crazy, crazy day. Just back home and just seen the result tonight. The Baron of Bamford now essential, right?

    1. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Absolutely essential, until he blanks next week and someone else hauls

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      There's a LOT of stupid posters here Gran...

    2. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Gloat much? Ps. I’m an owner as well...

      1. Granville
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        100% gloat. Making hay whilst the sun shines.

        1. Yankee Toffee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Every horse has its neeeeeeyy! 😉

        2. fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Might as well enjoy it when you're up! Nice start to the week for you!!

    3. All about the galacticos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      lol, the biggest crime is how Scout managed to pushed a Villa double up (plus Targett on bench) on to the community

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Hey Granville, still up and celebrating the score and rank?

    4. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      This post is completely unnecessary and very untactful.

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Bro when everyone and their mom pans him for that pick since week one, he gets to celebrate hat trick day. Dont be salty cause you didn’t have the stones to do the same

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          He can celebrate all he wants, that's cool with me. The problem I am adressing here is that he is singling out other posters'. It has nothing to do with being salty. As a moderator I just believe he could be more tactful. That's basically it.

          1. Trovsmash
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            personally, I enjoy Granville for his lack of tact, he speaks honestly and bluntly, and it's refreshing

            1. FC Hakkebøf
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              You can speak honestly and bluntly without having to single people out. If he was fighting fire with fire, then fine. But that was not the case here. Nobody mentioned him in any of the post he linked to.

              1. Wild Rover
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 21 hours ago

                Seriously you need to stop being so soft. If people want to think they are being clever by dissing a player's ability, especially specific perceived weaknesses, then they deserve to be shot down when they are proven to be clueless.

                1. Wild Rover
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 21 hours ago

                  People are taking advice from these guys.

                2. Kindness
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 20 hours ago

                  Definitely. The comments in question are so salty as well, Granville is doing the Lords work

                3. FC Hakkebøf
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 17 hours ago

                  This has nothing to do with being soft what so ever. You're missing the point completely.

  18. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Anyone sub bamford out this week? What a crazy season!! I'm sure someone out there must have transferred out a 15+ point haul every week.

    Jiminez hatrick incoming I bet

    1. All about the galacticos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I've seen a couple in my mini league.
      Strangely one was a Leeds supporter, who went sideways from bamford to rodrigo

    2. Gleys11
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Mini league leader did.
        Bamford to Maupay which I think I would have done also if I had his team. Very unfortunate (for him 😉

    3. Lukaku_time
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 1 day ago

      looking to lose pickford (5.0) and podence (5.5) on 2 transfers what would be the best option in that price range?

      1. Lukaku_time
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 1 day ago

        was thinking of mendy in the gk spot, good choice?

      2. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Go cheap. Martinez, McCarthy etc.

      3. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Do you have a second keeper that plays besides Pickford?

        1. Lukaku_time
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 1 day ago

          i dont

    4. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Price changes?

      1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Same time every night.

      2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Yeah

    5. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      At least Watkins didn't hurt as I sold him. Didn't expect the hatty though.

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Bamford couldn’t finish his dinner in the first half and then turned into peak Messi in the second 45. His last goal reminded me of Salah vs Watford when he was toying with the defence

        1. Mile Plankton
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Yeah, but it is just unexplicable for Villa's defenders to just stand there as he walks around the ball to set him-self up for the shot.

          1. All about the galacticos
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            he did some kind of pirouette which flummoxed everyone, especially mings.
            the old adage, "don't look at the feet" rings true here

    6. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Risers: Salah (12.4) Reguilón (5.6) Konsa (4.7)

      Fallers: Aubameyang (11.7) Mahrez (8.4) Willian (7.8) Richarlison (7.8) Alexander-Arnold (7.4) Greenwood (7.2) van de Beek (6.8) Wood (6.3) Ünder (5.9) Mitrović (5.8) de Gea (5.4) Fernández (4.9) O'Connell (4.8) Choudhury (4.8) Ndidi (4.8) Ajayi (4.8) Guendouzi (4.7) Torreira (4.7) Ward (4.4) Llorente (4.4) Gillespie (4.4) Randolph (4.4) Gilmour (4.4) Bogusz (4.4) Foyth (4.3)

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 1 day ago

        It's an absolute destruction

      2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Cheers Ragabolly 🙂

        1. Dino
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 22 hours ago

          Any theories behind why it took taa so long to fall TM?

      3. All about the galacticos
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        TAA

      4. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Aww Trent finally, time for his haul!

      5. Stand By Mee
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Too bad Grealish didn’t rise. It was my chance if profiting.1 and selling him. He’ll probably start going down now.

        I watch the game. Leeds totally destroyed Villa.

        1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Grealish did have a great chance 1 on 1

        2. ChapsOverBaps
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Grealish played really well today, could've bagged a brace, and has great fixtures ahead.

      6. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Helloooo cheap United players

        1. davies
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Barnes > Greenwood GW9 for me

          1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            They'll hit a run of form imo

            1. davies
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              What’s their first choice attack we think?

              1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                I think it will remain Rash, Martial, Greenwood although Tony's place could go to Cavani if he doesn't start scoring.

      7. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Carnage!! TAA finally falls. Cheers Ragabolly

      8. El Niño Yanqui
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Mitrovic looking cheap, good fixture coming up

        Aubameyang still too expensive for his productivity, score some goals dude!

      9. ReindeerHotdog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 1 day ago

        I will never, ever understand why so many people make so many transfers at the very start of a gameweek.

        One game has been played. One. And already so many price changes have kicked in. I cannot grasp this logic for the life of me.

        I'm hoping Burnley beat Spurs by a couple of goals now so that Regulion drops back down to 5.5m so I feel a bit more comfortable about bringing in him. Feels like you're being punished for taking a breath.

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

          most of the transfers had already been more before the deadline yesterday ?

          1. ReindeerHotdog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Potentially. But it still doesn't get away from the fact that a lot of people make very early substitutions and tend to ignore anything other than trying to catch value.

            It's one part of the game that always seems to frustrate as some players aren't interested in viewing the whole thing as nothing more than some weird, unimportant virtual stock market.

        2. MINUS FOUR
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          You're 100% right, it's crazy, but the best way to look at it is that it's those types of decisions en masse that give you an advantage in this game. Team value is honestly the most overrated element of success bar none. The real gains are made with consistent, last-minute transfers made with all possible information available and having given yourself the best chance to absorb what you've seen, understand the stats, analyse the upcoming games in terms of how they might be played etc. In the long run, letting people make early transfers (and therefore early mistakes) is good for the rest of us.

          1. ReindeerHotdog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 1 day ago

            I agree but sometimes making the right transfer doesn't necessarily help!

            This season especially feels like a lottery. Having just watched Villa/Leeds highlights I feel sorry for Grealish owners. He should have (and would have on another day) absolutely hauled.

            I brought in McGinn for Costa this week due to form and fixtures. Sometimes a decent-ish move on paper doesn't turn out to be very good in the end. Even with all the information you need.

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              dry your eyes mate, it's just a game and managers making early transfers makes little to no difference to your season in the long run!

              1. Fred54
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 22 hours ago

                TAA seems cheap now, night bring him in...

      10. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 20 hours ago

        All set for 20 pt haul for TAA then. He always executes after a price drop

    7. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      LMS safety score currently = -3

      https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Barely hanging on!

      2. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Killing it on -1 right now

      3. Stoichkov#8
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Kane effect

    8. davies
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Early thoughts... play one:

      A) Mitchell (wol)
      B) Soucek (liv)
      C) Brewster (MCI)

      I’m thinking B with no VVD...

      1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        B

      2. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Yes B

      3. Stoichkov#8
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        B

      4. Mile Plankton
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        I own Mitchel and he is my 3rd sub next week.
        B

        1. Stoichkov#8
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Same as Hodgson

      5. davies
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Thanks lads...

        Lamptey, Brewster or Mitchell first sub?

        1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Let them play.

          1. davies
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Won’t change that they’re benched next week still

    9. Mile Plankton
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Still early, but how does this sounds?

      I can do Hendrick->Hames and have this front 8.

      Salah-Son-Zaha-Grealish-Hames
      Kane-DCL-Bamford

      Or leave a room and look to move Zaha/Grealish to KDB/Bruno (this would require downgrading Reece James)

      Bench headaches with strong front 8 or even stronger 7 with a designated bench fodder?

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Downgrade someone I think. You'll never know who to play. Soucek is a good shout for a cheaper mid with good fixtures coming soon

        1. Mile Plankton
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          0.1 difference between him and Hendrick. Waste of FT really.
          In hindsight, should't have gone for Grealish over Hames this week.

      2. Stoichkov#8
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Zaha to James

    10. 420king
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      What the hell do I do here?

      Martinez (Forster)
      Robertson, Chilwell, Dallas (Lamptey, Ferguson)
      Salah, Son, Rodriguez, Zaha, Grealish
      Kane DCL (Brewster)
      2FT, 0.0 ITB

      Hope an issue appears lol.

      1. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Yeah no pressing moves

      2. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Oh wait Brewster + Zaha -> Bissouma + Bamford

        1. 420king
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          No. NO NO NO NO NO!

      3. Mile Plankton
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Brewster -> Indiana Vasillev 🙂

        1. 420king
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Yeah, my favorite Bulgarian adventure movie. What about it? 😛

          1. Mile Plankton
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Can I borrow one FT? I'll return it after second WC.

            1. 420king
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Totally expecting I'll need more than 2 now

      4. Stoichkov#8
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        First of all wait for all games to finish. Than wait for cup games to finish. Than wait for the pressers... and than you will know what to do.
        Now just relax, team looks good.

        1. 420king
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Good point. Thing is, I don't want to replace anyone unless there's an injury, that's why I ask 🙂

      5. IRBOX ⚽
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        No City is an issue

      6. shadeslayer
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        No need for city players as of now.. Cheaper options doing the job

    11. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      So Maupay-> Bamford the best FT move this GW?

      1. Mile Plankton
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Maupay might deliver as well.
        And I would't mind owning him in two weeks either.

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Careful now, don't jerk your knee too hard

      3. Stoichkov#8
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        This GW, yes. But its too late now.

      4. Scratch
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Would much rather Maupay in my squad and i'm a Leeds fan.

    12. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Bamford casuals win again 🙁

      1. 420king
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Time to update your username.

      2. Scratch
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        I mean, he's a sub £6m starting striker in a team that creates a lot of chances. He's usually a poor finisher but he gets himself in a lot of good positions and links up well with the team. Would hardly call him a casual option.

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Yep I know, just having a laugh... Bamford's conversion rate this season compared to last has really surprised me though, and he's kept it up so far

          1. Scratch
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Yeah I certainly wouldn't expect him to continue that. His goal against Liverpool was more to do with bad defending and his perseverance than his finishing ability. His goal vs Sheffield United was a mistimed header that came off his nose. He should do fine for his low price though.

            1. ReindeerHotdog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 1 day ago

              All of his goals last night were great, the latter two especially.

              He was hungry, aggressive and finished with ridiculous skill.

              I'm envisioning at least one price rise this week. Could be 6m come next weekend.

              1. Scratch
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                He played an amazing second half. I really like him as a player.. good attitude, intelligent, works hard, strong, usually making the right runs and linking up... but his finishing is usually pretty awful.

              2. All about the galacticos
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                he's at a good price now, if he rises above 6, he'll be overlooked for pen takers like wilson, maupay

    13. Scratch
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Anyone know what the story with Nathan Ferguson is? is there any sort of timeframe when he's expected back

      1. Scratch
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Glorious top of page post about a £4m defender that's been red flagged all season

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Last I heard is he had a setback as isn't ready to return as soon as originally thought... personally wouldn't bother with him when there's Kilman around

        1. Scratch
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Aye but I already have Ferguson and considering switching him to Kilman, unless he's back say, after the November internationals

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Mmm wouldn't think it's worth a FT though as we don't know when Kilman will lose his spot. If you have 2 other playing bench fodders then I don't think it matters too much

            1. Scratch
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              The test comes Sunday when we see if a properly fit Marcal takes his place back. Otherwise I don't think I can pass up the chance at a £4.1m Wolves defender