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Unpredictable start to the FPL season making Football Index decisions hard to call


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Six matches into the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) season and it’s fair to say that many managers are not happy.

The football has been so unpredictable, and the results so varied, that finding players producing consistent returns, week in, week out, has proved… tricky.

In fact, it’s boiled down to owning Harry Kane. Or Son Heung-min. And ideally both.

Even FPL experts have been left, at best, bemused.

So imagine what it’s like for someone trying to use FPL to guide his moves in another setting, Football Index.

In case you’re still not sure, Football Index (FI) is a kind of stock market where people use real money to bet on football.

You buy shares in individual players whose value can rise or fall depending on their performance both on and off the field. I’m new to FI and it’s beginning to show.

I’m still in profit, but it’s a figure in decline at present with the widespread unpredictability the season has brought so far.

Dividends – money paid out for the performance or media profile of my players – have been my saviour. Without them, I’d be making a loss right now.

I need to shake up my portfolio. Bring in new faces.

The problem is, only two of the seven players I currently own shares in would make me a profit if I were to sell.

It’s not like these players are doing badly. I own FI shares in three of the top 10 FPL forwards – Danny Ings, Raul Jimenez and Callum Wilson.

All three have had solid starts to the season, scoring four goals apiece. But it’s beginning to dawn on me that solid just doesn’t cut it on FI.

Traders don’t look just for solid performances. They consider many other factors that have an impact on the Index. It’s a bit like the FPL tendency towards knee-jerk decisions that some managers can’t help but display. Slow and steady might win the race, but crash, bang wallop is also a strongly adopted approach on FI, with big haulers paying out big dividends and attracting big trader interest.

As a result, I have three players in good form who would make me a loss if I were to sell them today.

And the less said about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the better.

My long-term bet in the Arsenal forward’s value has gotten off on the wrong foot, as Mikel Arteta continues to flirt with the idea of turning the Gunners into a David Moyes-like unit so intent on stopping the opposition that they forget how to actually play.

It’s a notion so dull that even Moyes doesn’t subscribe to it anymore, although Frank Lampard is another who seems to be getting a massive kick out of clean sheets.

Which means that another in my portfolio, Mason Mount, is just not cutting it at the moment with his reduced playing time.

He and Aubameyang are getting close to being sold now. The former should make me a profit, while the latter will not. At all. His sale will hurt, but it really needs to be done with Arteta’s current gameplan.

Then I can look to Fantasy Football Scout Premium Members Area and try to find the next big thing with the form and fixtures to direct my strategy on FI.

But it’s not going to be easy. The three teams with the best upcoming schedule are Crystal Palace (drab), Everton (squad issues) and Aston Villa (bubble burst?).

Chelsea and Manchester United are up there too and have Champions League football to offer the prospect of a tidy midweek dividend for decent performers.

But their players aren’t cheap and, as mentioned, Lampard’s current flirtation with owning a fleet of parked buses has compromised the otherwise excellent pedigree of his attackers.

Whatever I end up doing is likely to come with a short-term loss. But, with the bigger picture in good shape.


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389 Comments Post a Comment
  1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Who to go for at Man Utd, who could potentially stay in until new year.

    Bruno
    Rashford
    Greenwood

    Martial doesn't float my boat.

    1. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      That's the order...

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

      Rashford & Bruno are equal for me, but the 1m price difference means Rashford is probably the best value overall, Greenwood is a rotation risk.

      1. jamiejoe
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Greenwood will be a must have pick at some point, just not yet.

        1. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          2023

    3. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I think I am with JamieJoe on this one but as Willy mentions, that 1m could be used elsewhere

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

        Yeah that 1m allows me to get Chilwell so I'm leaning that way.

        1. jamiejoe
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Do it... Chilwell is a great pic.

    4. BarryManilows
        1 month, 2 days ago

        I went Rashford last Sunday

    5. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Would you hold Greenwood with Grealish or spin the transfers for KDB and a 4.5 m bench player?

      1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        keep, Greenwood might have sorted his attitude out (rumour?) and could get playing time.
        Wouldn't play this week so hope you have a good sub in.

        KDB also has some difficult fixtures coming up

        1. jamiejoe
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          I know but KDB in that 10 position is a fantasy football machine!

          1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            i'd still hold. City look toothless without a striker

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

      Imagine a game where you have 3 closed boxes and there is a prize in one of them. You choose one box but before you open it the host opens one of the other two boxes which is empty and ask you "do you want to change box that you picked for the other box that is left"? What do you do? Do you think that changing your decision matters?

      Initially you think that there is no diference between sticking to box that you pick or changing decision for the other box as it looks like 50/50 decision but...it isn't 🙂
      Sticking to your original pick gives you only 1/3 chance for winning as changing your decision gives you 2/3 chance to get the prize.

      1. The Road to Turfdom
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        You've just imagined 'upstairs downstairs', devised and hosted by David Brent.

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          I just don’t understand this

          1. Shatner's Bassoon
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Well the contestants knee-jerk Son out for Bruno GW2 and get horribly stung...

      2. MSTRKRFTSMN
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        No ot doesn’t. You now you already have 1/2 chance because of the reveal

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

          nope 🙂

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

            Yep. You move from a 1/3 chance to a 2/3 chance because if you switch, you win if you picked a non prize box in the first place (2/3 chance).

            Does this have anything to do with FPL though?

          2. MSTRKRFTSMN
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Thanks for ruining my evening reading about this s***

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

              Its never late to learn 🙂

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

          The funny conundrum of this Monty Hall problem is that it is actually better to always switch.

          You're basically making a choice at the beginning of 1/3. If you stick you're keeping those same odds of 1/3.

          If you switch, you're increasing your odds to be 2/3 because one of the boxes no longer has a prize and is removed.

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

          Box A, B, C. Lets say you picked box A.

          If you stick there are 3 scenarios:
          1. You picked prize in box A (box B was opened empty and box C is empty) - you won
          2. You picked empty box A (box B was opened empty and box C has prize) - you lost
          3. You picked empty box A (box C was opened empty and box B has prize) - you lost
          So only in option 1 you win.

          If you change there are 3 scenarios:
          1. You picked prize in box A (box B was opened empty and box C which now is yours is empty) - you lost
          2. You picked empty box A (box B was opened empty and box C that you swaped has prize) - you won
          3. You picked empty box A (box C was opened empty and box B that you swaped has prize) - you won
          So you win in 2 of 3 scenarios

          🙂

          1. teneighty
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Aren't you missing 1 outcome in each set of scenarios?

            If you stick:
            4. You picked prize in box A (box C was opened empty and box B is empty) - you won

            If you change:
            4. You picked prize in box A (box C was opened empty and box B which now is yours is empty) - you lost

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

              No. its same scenario. Name of the boxes "C" or "B" are just to make it easier.
              There are 3 boxes so there only can be 3 scenarios: Prize in box A or in box B or in box C. You can pick just box A or B or C. All 3 possibilities if stick and 3 scenarios if chane are there.
              No other scenarios possible

              1. LosBlancos
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                By that logic you can say that your 2nd and 3rd scenarios are the same, and the actual 3rd scenario is picking the box that was eliminated.

                The actual situation is:
                Box A 1/3
                Box B 1/3
                Box C 1/3

                You chose one of them, they eliminate one:
                Box I 1/2
                Box II 1/2

                That's all it is

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

                  The situation is 1/3 at the start, that's the main thing. If you pick a loser (2/3) and then swap you'll win.

                  Box A has the prize

                  You pick B and the host removes C, if you swap you win

                  You pick C and the host then removes B, if you swap you win

                  Same works if you pick box C

              2. teneighty
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                You have to seperate scenario and outcome. There are still 4 possible scenarios that are equally likely which gives us 2 different outcomes (win or lose), each with a probability of 1/2. The correct option is still to switch doors but because you now have information which makes it a 50/50 choice instead of 1/3. I think.

                Damn, it was a long time since i took a math class.

            2. LosBlancos
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              exactly
              and he's so confident in his fallacy too

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

                🙂 🙂 🙂
                oh man, you are so funny

          2. LosBlancos
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            There are 4 scenarios in both actually:

            4. You picked prize in box A (box C was opened empty and box B is empty) - you won
            2/4 = 50%

            -------------
            4. You picked prize in box A (box C was opened empty and box B which now is yours is empty) - you lose
            2/4 = 50%

            So it is the same probability. Which is pretty obvious

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

              there are just 3 possible scenarios mate 🙂
              google it if you dont get it

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

              There's only 3 boxes so only 3 scenarios. If you stick then you need to have picked the winner from the outset which is a 33.33% chance. If you picked an empty box which is a 66.66% chance then you'll always win by switching.

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

                can't make it any simpler!

              2. LosBlancos
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Okay, yeah. That's conditional probability then.
                You have to look at it as a whole, the way Stoichkov presented it is wrong. At the point after elimination (when looked at in isolation) the probability is 50%, only if you consider the initial situation (and the fact they can't discard the prize box) does a switch appear more likely to succeed

      3. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Hello Monthy Hall

      4. Congressman
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Game theory?

      5. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        This is called the Monty Hall problem and people often incorrectly think that not switching isn’t the optimal option. Makes sense when you extend the problem to a thousand boxes and then open 998 empty boxes and offer up the choice again.

      6. Ole.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        The prize should be a cat with a vial of poison.

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

          No, its not Schrödinger cat 😉

      7. HashAttack
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        After the host reveals the empty box and there are 2 boxes left, wouldn't the odds should be 1/2 and not 2/3?

        When you pick the first box, the odds were 1/3 ... if you were allowed to re-select the same box (as opposed to changing) would the odds of that choice also how be 1/2

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

          No, read my explanation above.

          1. MSTRKRFTSMN
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            To be fair your explanation doesn’t come close to explaining the true reason. But there does seem to be some truth in your point

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

              "some truth"? its 100% true 🙂
              I simply showed all possibilities. Still not simple enough?

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

                You always switch. The simplest explanation I've had is that the only way you win if you keep your original box was picking the right box in the first place which is a 1/3 shot. If you picked the wrong box (a 2/3 shot) then you'll always win by switching

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

                  yep. how simple is that.
                  and people above found scenario no 4 there 🙂 🙂 🙂

                  1. LosBlancos
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    Read up on conditional probability, your scenarios are wrong.
                    There are more than 3 scenarios when you look at possible "discards". It is true that conditionally switching is better

      8. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Some of the commentators here are more Monty Python than Monty Hall.

    7. The Road to Turfdom
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Reckon I can get away with a save here? (and do a clear out next week?) (Or any obvious moves?) - 1FT, 0.6m banked

      Ryan (4.0)
      TAA, Konsa, KWP (Justin, Mitchell)
      Salah (C), Son, Hamez, Barnes, Podence
      Kane, Werner (Brewster)

      Any thoughts appreciated!

      1. jamiejoe
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Barnes and Podence need moving on.

        1. The Road to Turfdom
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Yep I agree, but wondering if it's worth waiting one more week for 2FTs and the WHU fixture swing?

          1. The Road to Turfdom
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            (and thanks!)

      2. TNB
          1 month, 2 days ago

          With your team, I would carry the transfer over as it would give you more freedom next week leading up to GW9

          1. The Road to Turfdom
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Thanks!

        • Tsparkes10
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Yh I'd save this week then mini wc next. Barnes to Zaha, Podence to ASM and rotate with brewster or maybe get in Adams or Batman

          1. The Road to Turfdom
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Cheers, definitely think Zaha could be in next week!

            1. jamiejoe
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Move 1 this week... Podence?

      3. Wılly
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        2FT, 0 ITB

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

        A. Bale to Rashford
        B. Bale & Antonio to Kane & Soucek
        C. Keep Bale & Antonio

        1. The Road to Turfdom
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          See how Bale/Spurs look tonight, could be on for his first weekend start

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

            I was hoping for the same last week, I know as soon as he's out of my team he'll be into the Tottenham team.
            I weighed up Rashford and Bale on my WC and went for the fun option instead of the one that scores points !

            1. The Road to Turfdom
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Always the way!

        2. Tsparkes10
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          A

        3. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          A

        4. TNB
            1 month, 2 days ago

            A

          • Hansel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            A

        5. Tsparkes10
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Thinking Save or downgrade Egan maybe? 0.5itb

          Mccarthy
          TAA KWP Konsa
          Son Greal Hamez Bruno
          DCL Werner Ings
          (Nyland,Podence,Mitchell,Egan)

          Feel free to ask a question aswell

          1. jamiejoe
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Would you stick with Greenwood or shake it up to fit KDB back in?

            1. Tsparkes10
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Depends how much shaking up needs doing, I wouldn't get a hit for him this week though

          2. The Road to Turfdom
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            I'd save here, looks strong

        6. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          I'm torn on some options here with my 2FT. Obviously pending news on Antonio's fitness.

          A) Maupay > Antonio (roll 1FT)
          B) Maupay > Bamford (roll 1FT)
          C) Pulisic > Zaha (roll 1FT)
          D) Maupay, Puli > Antonio/ Bam, Zaha (2FT)
          E) Maupay, Puli > Adams, Rashford (2FT)

          I know Pulisic *could* come good and with Ziyech back... but he will be sharing any returns across a pool of Werner, Puli, Ziyech, Havertz so I wonder if it's better to shift to a player more likely to score/ haul - i.e. Rash or Zaha.

          2FT 0.5itb
          Martinez
          Robbo, Chilwell, Dallas
          Salah, Son, Pulisic*, Grealish
          Kane, DCL, Maupay*
          (Forster) (KWP, Stephens, Braithwaite)

          Cheers

          1. Tsparkes10
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Antonio is fit mate. D looks good with Zaha

            1. Bubbles1985
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Antonio confirmed fit? Where?

              1. The Road to Turfdom
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Athletic reports - but slightly conflicting I think

                1. Bubbles1985
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Ok cheers. The only news I've seen is that Moyes is blocking all leaks to keep team news a surprise...

                  Wish he wouldn't as i want to ditch TAA if Antonio is fit for us!

            2. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Haven’t seen anything definitive and I bet we get nothing clear from Moyes!

              Cheers

          2. manu4life99
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            I'm going Bamford as not convinced on Antonio fitness

        7. bootsmanus
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          For the long-run, who's a better pick?

          A) Bamford
          B) Watkins

          1. jamiejoe
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            A because Leeds have loads more goals in them than Villa.

          2. Chris_H
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            A - Watkins has blanked in 4/5 games at the end of the day

          3. The Road to Turfdom
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Not especially keen on either, B at a push

          4. BarryManilows
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Neither both championship quality

          5. Chris_H
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Genuinely stumped with this (2FT) 0ITB

            Martinez/Forster

            Chilwell/Dallas/KWP/Targett/Lamptey
            Salah/Sterling/Son/JRod/McGinn
            Kane/Wilson/Brewster

            Happy to keep Wilson.

            Went double Villa def on my wildcard in GW5 and now considering Targett to Coufal just to not burn a transfer...

            1. Tsparkes10
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Sounds good. Defo a problem with both mcginn and Brewster. I'd be tempted by ASM

              1. Chris_H
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                i'm reasonably content with McGinn as well, all four of the cheap defs are rotation material with him too.

                I'll be selling Son/Kane for a Man U attacker soon so can upgrade him if needs be.

            2. The Road to Turfdom
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Yeah think Targett-> Coufal looks good with 2 frees. Nice team

            3. jamiejoe
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Could you move out Wilson for Jimi or would you need to free up funds to do it?

          6. Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Robertson and Lamptey ---> Chilwell and Creswell

            Worth it? Don't have TAA.

            1. the dom 1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Umm nope

            2. Tsparkes10
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Nah I wouldn't

            3. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              No thanks.

            4. Over Midwicket
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              I would

            5. Hansel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Just Lamptey -> Coufal

          7. Alberto Tomba
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Football Index is an unregulated Ponzi scheme which offers should come under more scrutiny than a gambling business.

            I am disappointed that FFS chooses to associate with this organisation.

            1. jamiejoe
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Agreed

            2. Alberto Tomba
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              "Football Index replicates the traditional stock market."
              - No it doesn't, as you're not actually receiving a share of anything. There is a very clear gap between FSS associating with Gambling companies, and this which is outright lies and misleading. Payday lenders next perhaps..

          8. PogBruno
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            (C) on Sterling over Salah or Son is crazy?

            1. The Road to Turfdom
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Like it

            2. Shatner's Bassoon
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              I wouldn't say "crazy" exactly but I think you know that you're asking for trouble.

            3. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              I like it

            4. Over Midwicket
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Good pick.

          9. manu4life99
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Best replacement for Maupay

            1. Shatner's Bassoon
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Adams, Antonio, or drop him to Brewster to get Foden in a 3-5-2. I've assumed some things about your team there.

              1. manu4life99
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                I could do Maupay,Jrod > Rash,Brewster (352 with Soucek/Brewster rotation)

                2FT £0.1m itb

                Martinez
                Robbo Saiss Chilwell
                Salah Son Grealish Jrod
                Kane DCL Maupay

                steer soucek lamptey mitchell

                1. Shatner's Bassoon
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Not the worst idea, but I personally would wait until week 10 to jump off JRod. Newc/Fulham are great games for him IMO.

                  1. manu4life99
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    Agree and I also think maupay to Bamford is sensible given team structure. Bamford stats are brilliant for his price and leeds appear to be fixture proof in terms of giving games a real go

          10. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Sterling > Rashford for free? Yay or Nay

            1. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Or Pulisic > Rashford for free again?

            2. No Professionals
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Not sterling

          11. Knallie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Martinez / Peacock-Farrel
            Chillwell / Saiss / Justin / Lamptey / Mitchell
            Salah / Mane / Son / Rodriguez / Jorginho
            Kane / DCL / Brewster
            1FT, 0.3 ITB

            Couple questions:
            A) How is Justins and Mitchells gametime looking? Are they still expected to be dropped?
            B) Lamptey no clean sheets and diminishing returns. Worth keeping still?
            C) Kilman looking to keep his place? Is he a real option?
            D) Is it worth downgrading Jorginho to a 4.5 to upgrade Brewster to Bamford?

            1. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              A)Likely to be dropped not if but when.
              B)Cash in and get Kilman
              C)Yep
              D)Defo

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

              A) Keep playing until they are dropped. Bench can cover when it happens

              B) I’m keeping he’s just been unlucky. Lots of motm performances but just not translated into points YET.

              C) Definitely worth getting at the moment.

              D) Yes!

          12. Bavarian
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            who to Captain?

            A-Kane / BHA (H)
            B-Son / BHA (H)
            C-Salah / WHU (H)
            D-Jimenez / CRY (H)
            E- DCL / NEW (A)

            1. Over Midwicket
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              B

            2. Hakim Ziyech
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 2 days ago

              D

            3. MarcusAurelius
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              A

            4. Bavarian
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Salah and DCL anyone 🙂

            5. Hansel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              A

          13. stu92
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Planning ahead for a few transfers, roll the transfer this week and end up with this for GW9?

            Martinez - 4.0
            Robbo - Saiss - Kilman - Target - Lamptey
            Son - KDB - Bruno - Jrodriguez - Soucek
            Kane - Adams - Antonio

          14. MarcusAurelius
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Good to go this week? Am I playing the right 3 defenders? Thanks in advance.

            Martinez
            Justin Kilman Ayling
            Grealish Salah Bruno Son
            Kane DCL Jimenez

            Steer Mitchell Lamptey Bissouma

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

              G2G!

          15. Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            How about Lamptey, Saiss and Fernandes ---> Chilwell Creswell and Rashford?

            Worth it? Will still have Robertson.

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

              Yes but Lamptey -> Cresswell next week, not worth a hit. Keep Saiss of funds allow

            2. thegaffer82
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Don't really get the Saiss sale at all - unless you think he will be dropped???

              Only Bamford can compete with his PPG for sub- 6million.

              He's not leaving my side anytime soon (unless he gets dropped for Marcal)

              1. Zim0
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Fixtures turn bad for clean sheets after crystal palace match

                1. thegaffer82
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Fixtures are not the holy grail anymore.

                  In fact, playing fixtures has cost me A LOT of points this season.

                  1. Zlatan F.C
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      This

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

                Not for hit

            3. ajay_kl +42
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Mccarthy
              Justin Trent Mitchell
              Salah Grealish Podence Son
              Mitrovic Kane DCL

              Steer Bissouma Taylor Lascelles

              2FT. 4.8 in bank

              1 - Podence and Mitrovic to Rashford and Bamford
              2 - Podence and Lascelles to Zaha and Chilwell/Saiss
              3 - Mitrovic and Lascelles to Chilwell and Bamford
              4 - anything else?

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

                1 looks great

                1. ajay_kl +42
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Only downside of 1 is not a lot left for defense upgrade

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

                    Get Coufal next week and you are set!

                    1. ajay_kl +42
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      If Kilman looks nailed he is also on my radar

              2. Boly Would
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                I like 2 with Chilwell

              3. Balance
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                2 with Chilwell

            4. Hansel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              McCarthy Steer
              TAA Robbo Justin Taylor Mitchell
              Salah Son Rodriguez Podence Bissouma
              Mitro Ings Jimi

              2FT, 2.4 ITB

              A) Podence -> Grealish
              B) TAA, Podence -> Chilwell, Rashford

              B is appealing but leaves me with 0.0 ITB and little possibilities of replacing Mitro

              In A I would probably do Mitro -> Antonio next week. Could always get e.g Cresswell, Rash for free for TAA and Grealish if Rash really seems to hit form also in FPL

              1. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                B long term and work you way to a solid 3-5-2. Mitro>Brewster and upgrade Bissouma

            5. Your Man With The Hair
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Digne to

              A) Coufal
              B) Chilwell
              C) Cancelo

              I'll be WCing GW9 so probaby taking Digne back in then.

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

                B

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

                B

            6. Bruno Fernandes
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Would you captain kdb if you had him?

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

                  No, Spurs or Liverpool

                2. Zim0
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Yes

              • Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                If I were to bring in Rashford I’d most likely C him. So do I either do Sterling > Rash or Pulisic > Rash. Leaning more towards Pulisic because he’s a potential rotation risk

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

                  pretty sure you're basing Pulisic being a rotation risk on the fact that you want Rashford. Doubt there's a more nailed starter for Chelsea this gameweek

                  1. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    Yeah possibly I’d really like to bring rash in because I can see him hauling against Arsenal

                2. lilmessipran
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  This is one of those moves which can go horrendously wrong.. pulisic could easily outscore rash in next 2

                  1. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    But does Pulisic definitely start week in week out? Chelsea have so many options this year

                3. thegaffer82
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Probably Pulisic. But, I have a feeling he's going to do well this season especially.

                  He also looked very threatening when he came on last night and of course scored a goal in his 20-odd minutes on the pitch.

                  So, I shall be keeping and find another way of bringing Rashy in

                  1. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    Hmm maybe it’s best to hold transfer then

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

                  Feels sideways. Probably Pulisic if you must

              • lilmessipran
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Start one

                A Brewster
                B lamptey
                C mitchell

                1. thegaffer82
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  That's my bench this week 🙂

                  I expect all 3 will blank, so I'd probably just go with the attacker and not expect anything from him.

                  2nd choice would be Lamptey as he does have attacking threat (but nobody to finish off the chances he creates)

                2. wasp3000
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  A

                3. Balance
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  A

              • No Professionals
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                People's brains have been scrambled by the last weeks results.

                Everyone needs to calm down.

                1. wasp3000
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  input 'this season' with 'last week' lol

                  1. No Professionals
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    Good point

              • wasp3000
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Quick poll....Bench 1 this GW only

                A) Maupay (Spu a)
                B) Dallas (Lei h)
                C) Saiss (CP h)
                D) Kilman (CP h)

                1. thegaffer82
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  One of the Wolves lads if you like to spread risk.

                  But, personally, I'd be benching Dallas

                2. Boly Would
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  I'd go D

                3. Balance
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  C or D , coin flip

              • BarryManilows
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  TAA needs to go but I know he’ll at some point get a goal assist & clean sheet in one game won’t he?

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

                    Might get more to be honest

                • janlu0
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Help please. I have Kane, Son, Grealish, Bamford, Zaha, Jorginho, Calvert-Lewin and Salah. Which one do I bench and which one do I captain?

                  1. BarryManilows
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      Will anyone risk salah captain again after last week? Not sure.

                      1. janlu0
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 2 days ago

                        I never pick the right captain. I may as well flip a coin. I have Salah at the mo, but consensus of opinion is leaning towards Son.

                    • Boly Would
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      Son C
                      Bench Jorginho

                      1. janlu0
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 2 days ago

                        Appreciate your input, thanks Boly.

                    • thegaffer82
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      I'm going Kane captain. But, Son is equally good choice (better in some eyes).

                      Gotta captain Jorghino surely? Might not even be on penalties anymore after another miss last night.

                      1. thegaffer82
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 2 days ago

                        *Bench Jorghino

                      2. janlu0
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 2 days ago

                        Thanks Gaffer.

                    • joey
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      I'd probably bench Jorginho as he is almost entirely reliant on penalties whereas the others have threat from open play. In which case with the rest of your team I probably wouldn't bother having him at all, get a cheaper midfielder and use the money elsewhere but each to their own.

                      1. janlu0
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 2 days ago

                        Like your thinking, thanks Joey.

                  2. JURGENAUT
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    Who’s everyone’s captain this week?

                    1. thegaffer82
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      Kane (c) and Son (v)

                      But, honestly could swap them around as there is practically nothing between them. Penalties for Kane swung it for me though.

                      1. wasp3000
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 2 days ago

                        ....and then the spurs game gets cancelled due to covid spike and boom...no captain 🙂

                    2. Bruno Fernandes
                        1 month, 2 days ago

                        KDB