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Three-time top 200 finisher Lateriser: Lessons learned from a poor start in FPL

Having finished 30th in the world last season, the two-time top FPL manager in India reflects on an indifferent first two months of 2020/21.


The start of the season has been quite poor for me. I’m currently sitting at 3.7 million in the world, with a Gameweek rank of 3m+ in six out of the seven Gameweeks to date.

Looking back at why I’m struggling, there are a few questionable decisions that I can pinpoint from which I can learn. Normally I’m not much for self-reflection and prefer looking forward rather than backward but a poor start like this does mean that there have been a few poor decisions made along the way, and reflecting and learning from them can only help.

I’m going to try to make sure that this self-analysis isn’t very hindsight-y and try to assess what I may have done wrong without losing my identity as an aggressive Fantasy Premier League manager.

Letting go of the known for the unknown

This is one of the main reasons for the poor start. I started the season without a single Liverpool attacker and that has cost me some points. Going without one of the prime Liverpool midfielders and instead opting for three questionable unknown quantities like Dele Alli (£7.5m), Timo Werner (£9.3m) and Kai Havertz (£8.4m) was maybe a stretch too far. I’m all for taking punts on new players in the league but in hindsight, compromising on one or two of these picks and instead opting for a known quantity like a Liverpool midfielder would have been a better move.

I’m not saying I should have gone completely without any punts or move away from my risk-friendly style of FPL management but I feel like I could have shown some more restraint and not gone so over the top and spent close to 25% of my Gameweek 1 budget on unknown quantities.

There’s definitely a lesson learnt here.

I for one cannot resist a new toy and have had a fair amount of success in the past when jumping early on the likes of Michu, Kevin De Bruyne (£11.6m) and Mohamed Salah (£12.4m). The key difference there was that these players were coming into a fairly settled side, whereas Chelsea was just a new team altogether and expecting them to click from day one was definitely an error of judgement.

I made a similar mistake in opting for three Wolves assets on my Gameweek 3 Wildcard. Yes, it was a correct call to play the fixtures but Nuno Espirito Santo was adding three to four new players to his starting XI and I ought to have proceeded with caution with a team in transition.

Differentiating for the sake of differentiation?

I was having a conversation with my podcast partner Zophar and asking him for feedback. He said that I might have gone too far in terms of differentiating for the sake of differentiating. There is a thin line between having a genuine gut instinct and “differentiating for the sake of differentiating” and I definitely need to identify the same.

If I’m looking back, foregoing Salah against a newly promoted side at home in Gameweek 1 and instead opting for Werner on his league debut was a poor call. This might have leaned towards gratuitous differentiating and is something I definitely need to check.

Zophar told me that “sometimes fear is good”, especially when it comes to such extreme calls where I know how heavily I can get punished backing against the league champions in their first home game of the season against a newly promoted team. It is exactly what happened and I paid the price for a poor call.

Both Zophar and another regular poster on the Fantasy Football Scout forum, Camzy, thought that the Gameweek 7 captaincy call on Raheem Sterling (£11.6m) might have been a decision in similar vogue and that is where I disagree with them. Given West Ham United’s defensive form as well as my presumption that Tottenham Hotspur might struggle against Brighton and Hove Albion, I thought it was a good opportunity to captain a Manchester City player who showed signs of an explosive haul during his game against the Hammers.

It wasn’t the two squandered chances towards the end of the game that made me lean towards a Sterling captaincy in Gameweek 7 but rather his positioning in the second half, where was he placed right where he needed to be in the centre of the penalty box waiting for his teammates Joao Cancelo (£5.4m) and Riyad Mahrez (£8.3m) to square the ball to him. This wasn’t the case in the earlier games where Sterling wasn’t finding himself in the right position.

His goal and assist in the midweek Champions League game further gave me the confidence to go ahead with this decision and I was hoping Pep Guardiola would continue with a front three of Sterling, Phil Foden (£6.6m) and Ferran Torres (£6.9m), who had shown signs of good link-up play. I was also very encouraged to see Sterling operate on the right, which in my opinion is his best position. I assumed that, after Foden’s man of the match performance, Pep would persist with the front three and, with De Bruyne back, I was backing City to score a few.

The problem was Foden fell sick and Mahrez played extremely selfishly on the right (there are rumours of him and De Bruyne having an argument after the game due to this), which somewhat depleted Sterling’s output despite him looking sharp in the first half.

Of course, I’ve made many such calls in the past which have worked beautifully for me and I’ve given you my read of the same. The learning here is the poor Gameweek 1 call, where I captained Werner instead of Salah, which looks like a clear case of differentiating for the sake of differentiating and one I should definitely avoid in the future. But I should also not stop playing my natural game, which was the Gameweek 7 instinctive read, and I need to identify which is which when I’m making my decisions.

Practice what you preach

There are two key points that I always mention when talking about why I’ve done well in FPL so far.

The most important one is to adapt to what the new season is bringing to you. I am definitely guilty of not adapting to the new season and the data it has brought. In Gameweek 2, Spurs demolished Southampton, and you can write that off as a freak result. But the key was the performance the Lilywhites put in against Newcastle in Gameweek 3. Yes, the game finished 1-1 at the end but those who saw the match will know that there were enough indicators that a monster haul from their attackers was coming.

I kept being stubborn and writing Spurs off as I thought they would not sustain this form despite having good fixtures from Gameweek 5, and I only bought Harry Kane (£11.0m) last Gameweek. Ideally, a good FPL manager would have seen that performance against Newcastle and plumped for them. That is correctly adapting to new season data but even after the Spurs result against Manchester United, I flouted another standard practice of mine.

I always say that when you are getting a player in your team, get him at the start of a good run of fixtures, even for a hit, so that you increase your odds of catching a haul. I should have done this after the Manchester United game but I was stubborn (which paid off in the short-term as I scored 91 points in Gameweek 5) but this stubbornness has cost me over the mid-term.

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There are definitely lessons learnt here and I hope to come back to this article at the start of next season so I don’t repeat the same mistakes.

Going forward, there is a tough decision for FPL managers in terms of what to do with Spurs assets given the fixture turn. Over the last two to three seasons, I’ve aggressively played the fixtures and the reasoning for the same is in this article. I haven’t made up my mind as yet because I’m debating whether doing this again (which has been my style for a few years) is not adapting to the season.

At the moment, Spurs’ attacking output has dropped in the last couple of games so I’m leaning towards playing the fixtures, especially when the biggest flat-track bullies in the league – Manchester City – go on a mind-boggling run of matches. Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United also have a decent stretch of games coming up, too.

Thankfully, there’s enough time to ponder over this dilemma. Until then, here’s to more growing and improving as an FPL manager.


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805 Comments Post a Comment
  1. jaymanutd1
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    A) Zouma, Saint Max, Werner
    B) Chilwell, Ziyech, Watkins

    1. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Is there an option C?

      1. jaymanutd1
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Yeah there is, hence why I mentioned option C.

        1. Whiskerz
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Then thats the one I choose.

    2. thewhitepele
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Tough one, I'd probably go with B even though not 100% sure about Ziyech gametime?

      1. jaymanutd1
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Yeah that’s the risk with him, I tried to find the extra to get chilwall instead of zouma for A but would take too much of a hit

    3. teki0s
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Β is way better

  2. thewhitepele
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Got 1ft & 0.8m ITB. Can't really see any obvious transfers, good time to bank one?

    Martinez
    Chilwell Saiss Lamptey
    Salah Son Grealish Zaha
    Kane(c) DCL Maupay

    Martin, Bissouma, KWP, Konsa

    1. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Looks like a save for me.

  3. Aladdin Sané
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Podence:

    A) Keep
    B) Transfer to Foden
    C) Transfers to Fornals

    1. Aladdin Sané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Or D) Transfer to Bowen

    2. thewhitepele
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Would bank it and rethink next week

    3. Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Bowen.

    4. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Give Podence one more gw imo

  4. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    A) R.James - Zouma/Cresswell/Bellerin (which?)
    B) TAA - Chilwell
    C) save ft

    McCarthy
    TAA James Ayling
    Mane Bruno Son(c) Soucek
    Kane DCL Bamford
    (Button Bissouma CTaylor Mitchell)

  5. CAPA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Which midfielder do we think scores most points this week! I'll start with Son?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Soucek

  6. G Banger
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    2FT and 0.1 ITB with the following:

    Martinez
    TAA Semedo Chillwell PVA
    Salah Grealish Son Hamez
    Kane DCL

    Button Kilman Brewster Stephens

    Anything worth a transfer?

  7. LM00091
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 21 days ago

    G2G GW8?

    Martinez
    James, Saiss, Justin
    Ziyech, Salah, Grealish, Son(v), Zaha
    Kane (c), DCL

    (Nyland, Wilson, Keane, Mitchell)

    1. thewhitepele
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Wouldn't be glad benching Wilson but then again don't see any other options. G2G

    2. Kingtekkerz
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Dont bench Wilson for Saiss! Saiss will most likely not start, and could come in last 10 min if Wolves are trying to secure a lead

      1. Kingtekkerz
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Play Keane ahead of Saiss is what im saying

        1. LM00091
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Good looking out, thanks mate!

  8. Hart-ake
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Maupay to Bamford for a hit or just hold?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      hold

    2. thewhitepele
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I'm planning on holding and banking ft.

    3. Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      The issue is that I basically don't have a bench, so if Maupay doesn't play, I could be down to 10 men.

  9. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Worth making any changes?

    1FT 1.6 ITB

    Martinez
    Robo/Reguilon/Chilwell
    Salah/Son(c)/Hamez/Grealish
    Kane/DCL/Bamford

    Martin/Kilman/Mitchell/Stephens

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      GTG

  10. phily4321
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Are any of these worth a -4? or should I just go with my head and leave it. 1.7itb
    A) Mitchell to Coufal
    B) Barnes to Bowen
    C)Brewster to bamford (bench barnes)
    D) Barnez to Ziyech

    Mccarthy,
    Trent, Chilwell, KWP,
    Salah, Son, Grealish, Barnes, Soucek
    Kane(c), DCL

    Steer, Mitchell, Taylor, Brewster

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      leave it

  11. rnrd
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Sterling owners, with LIV and tot coming up, do you sell or hold?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I would hold

    2. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Those two aren't great defences at the moment

    3. F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Don't own but it's a luxury move to sell now given that in 2 weeks time everyone will be wanting City assets back in for Burnley and Fulham games. I'm already thinking of ways to bring City assets in for then.

    4. Easy Cheesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Spent all week thinking it through. I was going to go sterl to auba/ rash/ bruno and then pick either sterl/ kdb when results turn. Upside chasing at its best.
      However I think I’m leaning to getting rid of foden to soucek and keeping it dull...

    5. CrouchDown
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I've been thinking it through all week too.

      I think I'm going to do Sterling > Grealish to free up funds to upgrade Watkins + Saiss > Chilwell + Werner.

      At least we can assess for 2 weeks and then decide which of KDB/Sterling to bring in

  12. davies
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Anything worth a hit or GTG?

    (1.6 ITB)
    Martinez
    Chilwell Lamptey Mitchell
    Salah Sterling Son (c) Grealish Soucek
    Kane DCL

    Forster Kilman Brewster Dunne

    Cheers.

    1. Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      GTG

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      GTG

  13. Lateriser 12
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Hope you enjoyed this article folks. Always good to listen to feedback.

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      You are just one Kun or Martial(c) haul away from fixing your start.
      x

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      High quality as always 🙂

    3. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      It will be interesting to see how the good fpl managers plot their rise up the rankings.

    4. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Regarding aggressively playing the fixtures - how do you feel about taking a hit or two to do this? I want to get attacking assets from Everton, City & Leicester by GW10, but it's going to take at least 2 hits to do it I think.

      1. Lateriser 12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        I'm not against hits in genenral

    5. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I’ve enjoyed following you this season. Obviously not a great start but advice and honesty has always been good and I genuinely think there’s been a lot of bad luck.

      Plus to get the top places you have to take risks. It’s not a risk if it’s a guaranteed success and therefore higher risk choices have a chance of falling flat. Doesn’t make them bad choices, just a calculated risk that didn’t work out this time

      1. Lateriser 12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        I concur

    6. suddenorgan
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Great article, do you think you think your increased influence on Twitter/FFS has lead to the "over-differentiating"? I have seen it happen before with other players who have had great seasons and then the increase in exposure causes them to make riskier decisions.

      1. Lateriser 12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        There was exposure last season too. Personally don't think so. But worth pondering about again.

        1. suddenorgan
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Of course, and I'm not trying to imply that success (whatever that is in terms of twitter!) has gone to your head or anything like that. I think we've all experienced those weeks where we overthink things and then the "obvious" option proves to be the best one. Personally that tends to be when I spend too much time on FFS/Twitter, but as someone who doesn't create content/engage with people, it's much easier to get away from.

    7. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I found your podcast really helpful when picking my wc, so far so good.

    8. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Enjoyed the article. Good luck. There will be opportunities for you again to showcase your upside chasing at its best but identifying when it's the time to do it is the hard part.

      I also think there are ebbs and flows in the game. While you might have a bad week this time around, your team might actually be in better shape for the weeks following and you need to identify when this is the case and not change off your winning combination.

      Werner might have been a bad pick to start the season but he doesn't look a bad pick now at all.

    9. SackWenger
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Was it a long 10 minutes waiting for someone to praise your article then?

      1. RoysCallerAnne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        In fairness, LR ain't that kind of bloke. We all take praise gladly and hopefully graciously and LR does both, but in 8 years I've never seen him seek out praise even though his record is outstanding. Plus he is the only one that actively seeks out feedback to his articles and I know he takes any criticsisms on board and tries to rectify his article writing if a criticsism is valid. Again, I don't see others doing that.
        I, on the other hand, also have an outstanding record and seek praise all the time. When it goes quiet, I simply plug in the gaps by praising myself.

        1. Lateriser 12
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          x

        2. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          😀

          Agree 100%. I’ve always got time to listen to what Lateriser has to say.

    10. UshFPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Great content as per. I think you have a point on the over-differentiating. Your captaincy choice of Martial early this season seemed to be based partly on sentimentality if I'm honest

    11. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Never underestimate the capacity of this game to humble you. I have what I consider an OK record (was in the hunt of winning it in 2014/15) but I'm ranked lower than you right now at 4m odd.

      In my opinion this has been the most freaky and unpredictable set of results ever which have laughed in the face of probability. I consider this payback for the insane amount of luck I had in 14/15 and look forward to the challenge of trying to at least better my worse finish of 220k. Good luck on the comeback...

    12. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Bit late to the party as I am actually at work (lol) but maybe you'll still see this.

      Self-reflection is always difficult especially in the public eye, and I do respect that, but I don't think this article's content has necessarily hit the nail on the head. Despite your best efforts there's a lot of hindsight involved.

      GW1 for example, you state Alli, Werner and Havertz as examples of letting go of the known for the unknown. I would argue that Alli was very much a known entity, he's been around for years and imho it was quite clear even early on that he wouldn't bring very much to the table. He hasn't performed at a consistently high level for a long time, and Mourinho has made it abundantly clear he doesn't like him. I think there's a distinction between this and the Chelsea lads, who fit the bill as unknown entities as they are genuinely new to the league in a new team.

      You mention Salah at home against a newly promoted side, quite a few times. Yet in GW1, the captaincy poll leader by a long shot was Aubameyang, not Salah. Say what you like about Leeds but they came up with the best defensive record in the Championship and Liverpool had questionable form post lockdown. It might not feel like it but you had your reasons for not captaining Salah and those were reasons shared by the majority of this forum who plumped for Auba. Sure, picking Werner instead was perhaps a case of differentiating for the sake of differentiating, but that's not really the point. That Salah would go and score two penalties is really more a case of bad luck than anything else.

      Finally, you say that your stubbornness in not jumping on Spurs early enough has cost you in the mid-term. I'm not sure it's cost you anything. You identified after GW3 as the week where a good FPL manager would have plumped for Spurs but GW4 away at United was not only not a good fixture on paper, we also had to deal with the crap surrounding Son's injury. Then after GW4 the masses jumped on Spurs but you'll find that for many people the route to Kane was through Werner, which was a net gain of 0, showing that there are always more than one way to play the game as demonstrated most clearly by your own 91 point showing that week. And that was Kane's last haul to date, so really the only 'haul' you've missed out on was Son's 11 points at Burnley which is hardly a big deal in the long run. The thing is, I don't think you genuinely believe that you've been stubborn with Spurs at all, because earlier in the article you state that you expected them to struggle against Brighton, which you were actually right about. This leads me to conclude that you're writing about Spurs because Kane and Son are popular assets, and I would even conclude that your transfer of Kane was to an extent guided by ownership and FOMO. If we're talking stubbornness costing points by not adapting to the season's trends, I would say the obvious candidates to talk about are Bamford and Vardy. Both would have been great transfers in GW6, the signs were there, but most of us were blinded to their potential by all the Spurs love.

      Those are my 3 cents upon reading your article, hope it gets through to you and look forward to reading your next one. GL for the season

      1. Indpush
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        "I would argue that Alli was very much a known entity, he's been around for years and imho it was quite clear even early on that he wouldn't bring very much to the table. He hasn't performed at a consistently high level for a long time, and Mourinho has made it abundantly clear he doesn't like him."

        Exactly. Shocking to read Ali in the same breath of unknown. Would like to know his justification for including him.

      2. Lateriser 12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Cheers mate. Much to take in.

  14. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Start Justin over Taylor and BIssouma?

    1.5itb 1ft
    Martinez
    Ayling Chilwell Justin TAA
    Grealish Salah Son Rodriguez
    DCL Kane
    (Peacock Taylor Bissouma Vassilev)

  15. stu92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Planning to roll a transfer, thoughts on this? Bench order correct?

    Martinez
    Robbo Zouma Lamptey
    Salah Son(c) Jrod Soucek
    Kane DCL Maupay
    (4.0 Barkley Kilman Targett)

  16. CL4PTRAP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Been waiting for this article. Excellent introspection. Spurs double up is a dilemma with the fixtures but the form is still there although starting to regress towards the mean. Decisions to be made on that one. Likely going to hold and see what unfolds. Cheers Lateriser.

    1. Lateriser 12
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Cheers

  17. Captain_Shirokov
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Salah - KDB/Son - Ziyech - Grealish - Jota
    Werner/Vardy - DCL - Brewster

    Tempted by this front 8 from GW10 onwards, thoughts?

  18. Super Nashwan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Will grealish score 4 points more than Trent this week?

    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Magic 8 ball says "unlikely"

  19. Pukkipartyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Is Creswell in most of Westhams setpieces?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Yes but shares corners with Bowen

    2. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Yes.

      I'm also thinking of him or Coufal.

  20. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Seems like my TV of 101.2 is the worst I’ve seen...

    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I really wouldn't worry about it.

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Too early to worry about it

    3. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      David Munday is way down at 100.2 (was below 100 for a long time) and impressively, he's still beating about 2/3 of the Mods and Cons.

  21. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Martinez (Button)
    Zouma,Lamptey,Kilman,Chilwell (Konsa)
    Salah,Son,Pulisic,Grealish(Bissouma)
    Kane(C),DCL (Brewster)

    1FT, £2.4ITB

    Pulisic to Bruno?

    1. Alex1995
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Yes or Zaha

  22. Alex1995
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Bench one this week:

    Robbo (Man City)
    Dallas (Palace)

    Feel like I shouldn’t bench a 7.0 defender but it really is tempting..

    Cheers

    1. Pépé Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Robbo

  23. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Afternoon all

    @Lateriser12 thanks for another good read!

    Struggling with what best to do with 2FT. Pulisic is the main issue and I may have lost patience with Robbo.

    2FT 1.1itb
    Martinez
    Robbo*, Chilwell, Dallas
    Salah, Son, Pulisic*, Grealish
    Kane, DCL, Bamford
    (Forster) (KWP, Stephens, Branthwaite)

    A) Puli, Robbo > Ziyech, Cresswell/ Coufal/ Bellerin (2FT)
    B) Puli, Robbo > Rodriguez (if fit), Zouma (2FT)
    C) Puli > Ziyech (roll an FT)
    D) Puli move as above + Improve bench (Stephens or Branthwaite > ?)
    E) Something else

    Cheers!

  24. Jullepuu
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Which players should be going out of this team? (On Fanteam)

    Lloris Meslier
    Boly TAA Dallas Targett White
    Son Salah Sterling Bruno Bissouma
    Adams Wilson Batshuayi

    1. Alex1995
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Too much money in midfield, would probably downgrade Sterling and upgrade Bats

  25. andres
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    A. Taa, Podence => Zouma, Zaha/ Grealish
    B. Taa, Podence, Jimi => Chilwell, Ziyech, Wilson (-4)
    C Taa, Podence, Jimi => zouma, jota, werner (-4)

  26. sirmorbach
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Lads, quick help please. Good to go or hit needed?

    Mendy
    TAA / Lamptey / KWP / Dallas / Mitchell
    Salah / Son / James Rodríguez / Grealish / Harrison
    Kane / DCL / Bamford

    1. andres
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Gtg definitely

      1. sirmorbach
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Cheers, mate!

  27. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Thinking of doing TAA>Cresswell/Bellerin to give me money itb for son>KDB next week. Waste of transfers or a good plan ? Have robertson also so could do robertson>coufal instead

    1. andres
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Do it

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I like the TAA move

  28. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    The two VVD replacements have played well so far

  29. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    What to do with Sterling. Have two frees .

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Keep

  30. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 21 days ago

    TAA v Robbo on a WC, who to take?

    1. Superninteno Chalmers
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Neither, too many

      1. Superninteno Chalmers
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        *too many sub 6m defenders offering better returns