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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. Olson
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Who'd have imagined that after 6 games the highest scoring MCI player would be the 35th highest scoring player

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      funny season.

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

    Martinez
    Chilwell Taylor Lamptey
    Salah Son Foden Trossard Rashford
    Jimenez Kane (c)

    Steer, Saiss, Mitchell, Brewster

    I have 1.1m itb

    Happy to take a hit or two:

    a) Saiss for someone and dislodge Taylor in the starting XI
    b) Jimenez out for Werner
    c) Both out
    d) Save

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

      Any ft?

      1. StayoutheSpiceZone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Yes one - but could save for IB

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

          Yeah think you can hold

    2. That Was Easy!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I was looking to shift Jimmy out, but I think I prefer to do it after the Southampton fixture. I don't really mind him over the next 2.

      I'd sure up Saiss, that's what I did this week and although boring, if you don't make fixes like that you soon end up with a mess.

      1. StayoutheSpiceZone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Ok mate, thanks for the hint. Who would you go for? I was thinking, downgrade for Masuaku or maybe upgrade for a City?

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

    Hello everyone, i know I'm probably super late to this. But does the FPL website still show the number of transfers done by a rival in your ML? Not sure if they changed this or not (because I obviously have never really tracked this!)

    1. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      It used to show transfers within gameweek but not anymore. You can only see what they have done now up to most recent gameweek.

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

        Got it, thanks! 🙂

  4. No Professionals
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Vardy or Werner is hurting my brain this week.

    They both end up with 2 points don't they?

    1. That Was Easy!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Tough call, if you're looking to bring one in and hold, I think it's Vardy.

    2. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I'd sway towards Vardy. The fact that Werner was supposed to be a sub last week and has now played 90 minutes twice despite this would worry me slightly.

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

      Vardy

    4. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      yes i think you both right on that.

      Vardy is the talisman and you get the sense he is hitting one of his hot spells.

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

      Could consider Werner for his fixtures and then get Vardy gw10 (in for Werner or Kane)

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

      Werner now, Vardy GW10? Unreal fixture transition there

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        i'll need transfers for city players then so need to take one and stick with it. which is why i'm siding with vardy.

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

          That works too

    7. Studs Up
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Would be slightly worried about Vardy home form

  5. Blue&White85
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Looking at a 2 week punt up to 9.4 as a replacement for Pulisic. Who do we fancy?

    A. Ziyech (SHU, new)
    B. Rodriguez (MUN, ful)
    C. Bowen (FUL, shu)
    D. Zaha (LEE, bur)
    E, Other?

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Ziyech

      1. Blue&White85
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Thanks.

        1. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          i think you are right.

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            reply fail

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

      A or B (if fit).

      A for sure if you don't have Chilwell/ Zouma

      1. Blue&White85
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Thanks.

  6. That Was Easy!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Team's been quite a mess since an atrocious GW3 WC, have been trying to slowly regroup, any advice here?

    Ryan
    TAA Robbo Zouma
    Salah Son (C) Bruno Podence
    Bamford Maupay Jimmy

    Steer; Alzate, Mitchell, Konsa...0.5 itb, 0FT

    My current thoughts are to do..

    GW9: Son > Grealish
    GW10: Bruno > KDB (C) and potentially Jimmy > DCL/Rich (-4)

    Am I playing too slow here? Any advisable hits for this weekend?

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

      Looks like good moves, similar to mine.
      Not sure on double liv def but not urgent

      1. That Was Easy!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Nor am I. But happy to try and exercise some ultimate patience and keep for the next 8-9 GWs. I don't think I'll move for Kane, so I don't really feel I need value elsewhere. Can shift Jimmy down to free up funds.

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

          Yeah you are right. GL!

    2. Olson
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I'm hanging onto Bruno. They're a shambles but always look like winning pens. He's not looked great but he makes landing double figure points look easy. And that's on a bad day

    3. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Your transfers do look good and I'd do the 4 point hit suggested in week 10. I'd definitely be doing something about the double Wolves, not scoring a lot and tough fixtures ahead so having a double attack isn't great.

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

    What do you reckon?
    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)

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

      Any help here?

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

        I'd do B. For TAA's cost I want to see some returns first. Plus Chilwell will almost definitely score more this week.

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

          Cheers

    2. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I'd be tempted to save.

  8. JollyGoodYellows
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Would you play Soucek this week or replace him with Grealish for free?

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

      I'm a big soucek fan. But grealish is probably in a different league

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

        Very true but who scores more this GW? I can bring Grealish in over the international break.

    2. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I'd just play soucek

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        This. Swap for grealish next gw

  9. Banana
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 21 days ago

    re TAA or Robbo. Do both. Use yr WC 2 create a bullet proof defence. great bargs to be had MF/STR. Cheers!

  10. Warbling Wendy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    I have to confess flicking through the comments on this site always makes me chuckle - people are so serious about whether their picks will bring home the bacon, it's great 🙂 I have been playing for 13 years now and finished 2538 last year but I could never get anywhere near to how seriously you guys are about whether TAA will come good or not, never change! haha

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

      I'm surprised by how FPL affects people's moods so much. When the games are on, I just enjoy the football and celebrate my players' points. If they don't do well, oh well, next decision...

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Worst time is matchdays pretty dire comments on here at times.

        1. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          yeah people wanting to take their striker out when they haven't scored in the first 25mins.

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Not just that but the "mine is bigger than yours" kind of attitude. And the lol to "so and so" owners just because they got subbed or didn't start. Bit sad really

            1. No Professionals
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              it's the kind of stuff you do on a whatsapp group with actual friends, people who feel the need to come on here and do it with strangers clearly don't have real world FF friends.

      2. Warbling Wendy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        It's basically the excitement of betting, the gamble and the reward loop that comes when it goes right! It's nice because it is not with money, just for points, so it is harmless. I think the community itself is one of the biggest draws of the whole thing now as well.

    2. Olson
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Rule No1 of FPL club

      Never attend on matchdays

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Haha true

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

        So so true...

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

    First -8 of the season.

    Saiss - Coufal
    TAA - Bellerin
    Podence - Bowen
    Jimi - Werner

    Feels so good yet so bad.

    1. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      keep the faith i did -8 gw3 and made an instant 33 point profit
      vinagre
      kdb
      mitroshit
      to
      chilwell
      son
      watkins

      worst postings on here are dont take hits,rubbish ,play the game your own way

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Mmh gl with that one 🙂

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

      Personally think -8 is too much at this stage but all moves could work out

      GL!

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

    Lost on last page

    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!

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

      A, B and C all look sensible moves.

      Guess it is a case of do something, rather than hold.

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

        Thanks. Any preference?!

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

    (c)

    Kane or Son and why?

    1. Joey Tribbiani
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Kane, because I let coin decide

      • No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Kane for me.

        WBA will sit deep, harder for son to get in behind.

        1. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Only for the first 20 seconds when Spurs score their first goal. 😀

      • jamiejoe
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        It's a good question and lots say Son away and Kane at home.

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

        Kane, wba don’t allow much space which suits Son less

      • GOTHAM City F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Son, Away game.

        1. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          I'm sticking with Son, so I don't come on here and curse those saying I should choose Kane, 😉

    2. TeddiPonza
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Current team

      Martinez (Forster)
      Lamptey KWP Justin (Mitchell Saiss)
      Salah Sterling Son Podence (Bissouma)
      Kane DCL Jimi

      0,1m in bank 2 FT. Best option?

      A. Saiss to Coufal/Zouma/Kilman, roll 2 FT in the int break
      B. Saiss to Kilman, Jimi to Werner
      C. Podence to Grealish/Zaha, Jimi to Watkins
      D. Something else

      Thanks.

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

        Saiss to Zouma and roll the 2nd transfer

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

          Yep

    3. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      In case you hadn't seen - new Community article is up

      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/11/05/learning-from-the-great-and-the-good-20-21-gameweek-7/

      Greyhead's latest look at the Great and the Good, one of our regular weekly writeups. Always enjoy these - last few weeks really highlighting how Joe's playstyle has really flipped towards the maverick side of the scale.

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

      TAA or Robbo on WC?

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

        neither currently

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

          Disagree, look at fixtures over the next couple months

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

            look at the form

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

              Fixtures over form mate

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

                nope

      2. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        neither.

      3. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Don't think they justify their price I wouldnt pick any
        Robbo if I had to choose one

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

          Pool need 2 more CSs in the next 8 games to beat their CSs from last season... think there’s an over exaggeration on here about how bad they are

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            It's just they are SO dear. I was really reluctant to sell taa but did for chilwell and haven't regretted that move... yet.

          2. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Without Van Dijk, chances of improvement is comparatively slim though

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

              They will need to learn to adapt without him. Matips return should help

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

        None rather put the money onto City assets

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

          Will be tripled up on Dias, Sterling and KDB... don’t worry

    5. aapoman
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Too weak at the back?

      Martinez
      Lamptey* Coufal KWP
      Salah KDB Son Grealish Zaha
      Kane DCL

      Forster; Ayling, Kilman, Brewster

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Just a bit 🙂

        Is that a wc ?

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

          No. Thinking about Robbo and Pulisic to Coufal and KDB.

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Like those moves tbf

          2. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Do you want to keep both kane and son after this gw ?

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

              Not sure. Think I can downgrade Kane or Son and get a Pool defender later if I really want to

              1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Sounds like a plan.is pulisic Definitely out ?

                1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  If not save one transfer imo

                  Gl

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

        ease off on the spuds

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          ??

    6. Malkmus
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      A'noon all. Best Ings replacement for 8.4?

      A - C Wilson
      B - Bamford
      C - Other

      Wilson seems to have slightly better fixtures?

      Ta!

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Wilson. has pens too

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

          Ta

    7. The Wizard of Ozil
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      What would you do here? Team lit up like a Christmas tree

      Saiss
      Ings
      Pulisic
      Lampty
      Reguilion
      Mitchell
      Burke

      Thinking either

      A) Saiss & Ings -> Chilwell & DCL
      B) Saiss, Pulisic & Ings -> Zouma, Zaha & Warner
      C) Saiss, Puli & Ings -> Coufal, KDB & Adams

    8. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Well... just seen that Havertz news lol, great. 1FT and both him and Saiss are problems. 1.2 ITB

      Martinez (Steer)
      Robbo Coufal Lamptey (Saiss Mitchell)
      Salah Son Havertz*** JRodriguez Podence
      Kane DCL (Davis)

      wwyd? before havertz news I planned on Saiss to Chilwell.

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        just address Havertz, probably to Ziyech.

      2. aapoman
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Havertz to Ziyech should be good enough.

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Cheers both, probably the safe shout there. Did want Grealish but would need to take out one of my Villa duds first lol

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

      Martinez
      TAA Chilwell Lamptey
      Salah Son Grealish Zaha Foden
      Kane DCL

      Saiss Brewster Mitchell

      What would you do? 2FTs
      A) Saiss—> Cresswell
      B) Saiss, Foden —> Coufal, Ziyech
      C) Something else?

      Cheers!

      1. Fernando Torres
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        B looks great

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

      Play one:

      A) Mitchell (LEE)
      B) Kilman (lei)

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

      Who would you bench from this attack for this GW?

      Son (wba) Salah (mci) Soucek (FUL) Grealish (ars) Ziyech (SHU)

      Kane (wba) Bamford (cry) DCL (MUN)

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

        Bamford

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

          Yeah I was thinking Bamford or Grealish, they’ve all got decent fixtures this week

    12. Fernando Torres
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Is Mitchell fit to start?

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        question mark even if he is fit.

    13. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      KWP to Cancelo for free?

      Gives me Cancelo Robbo Chilwell

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Not sure about cancelo and rotation though. Consider bellerin ?

        1. Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Arsenal fixtures aren't great.

          Cancelo a far better option than Bellerin I feel.

          He's nailed in the league I think for now. Pep finally realised who his best lb is.

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Gl 🙂

    14. Killitzer
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Afternoon all.

      Slowly but surely I have been heading climbing upwards until last week killed it. Sod’s law that after keeping Mitrovic for weeks that he would actually get some points and choosing Barkley over Grealish didn’t help. 2 red flags and I’m thinking of using my WC or I could just survive with 2 changes.

      McCarthy Steer
      TTA KWP Mitchell Justin Vinagre
      Salah Son Rodriguez Bissouma Barkley
      Ings Kane Bamford

      1. Vinagre + Ings ➡️ Zouma + Vardy (-4)
      2. WC to

      Mendy Steer
      Zouma Justin KWP Kilman Mitchell
      Salah Son Jota Grealish JWP
      Kane Vardy Wilson

      Any opinions would be most welcome!

      1. Rasping Drive
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        I would wait until GW10 to WC. You'll want at least 2 City players in your squad (maybe even 3). Just to Ings to Vardy this week, I wouldn't take a hit.

    15. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Combined score or my gks so far : 6 !!!

      Hope Mendy reaches that in one game 🙂

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

        Ouch. Gl for this week!

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

      Anyone tempted to triple captain??

      Im looking at either son or kane - any thoughts on this? thanks

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Why not. Prefer to wait for dgw though

      2. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        No chance. What's the point?

        Will end in tears. Wait for a double

      3. Rasping Drive
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        I would wait until GW10-15. City and Pool have some great fixtures.

      4. GOTHAM City F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        You dont know who to choose between the two at this point. So save it till you've a clear choice.

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

        Zero chance

    17. Old Gregg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Ryan
      Lamltey-Taa-Justin
      Salhah-Son-Grealish-Foden
      Dcl-Jimi-Werner

      2FT

      Which moves please

      A) Ryan + Jimi > Mendy + Bamford
      B) Ryan + Taa > Mendy + Chilwell
      C) Ryan + Taa + Jimi > Mendy + Chilwell + Bam (-4)

    18. Weerman
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Jimenez to Kane for free no brainer?

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

        Might be too late

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

          For one week, then maybe wildcard

      2. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        yes, do it. People will say it's too late but you've not exactly missed out since West Ham.