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Understanding the difference between bad FPL decisions and bad outcomes

My years playing Fantasy Premier League has taught me a very important lesson: there is a distinction between a bad decision and a bad outcome.

Understanding how to tell the difference between these two concepts is key to FPL success, especially when it comes to your own personal morale and decision-making process for the next Gameweek.

Gameweek 9 gave us a great example. I have been travelling a fair bit on weekends so, recently, I can only catch three or four live games a weekend and the rest is all highlights. This Saturday was a different case. The house was empty, the television remote was exclusively mine, I was all set to watch eight hours of football and I had eight players playing on Saturday, including my captain. The excitement and anticipation was real.

The armband was on Timo Werner (£9.5m) and emotions ran high as I watched him behave like a world class points dodger. For me, it is much easier to accept a poor decision than a poor outcome and this was definitely the latter. It is even more difficult when you’re struggling at an overall rank of three million and you need these good calls to come through. 

But that is part and parcel of the game we play and once you’ve had your ‘tilt’ on the day, the brain functions more reasonably the next, at least for me. You have to ‘trust the process’ and take respite from the decisions you make are good or bad and not look at the outcome. Werner was a good captaincy call based on what we saw and I also bet against clean sheet odds and started Luke Ayling (£4.5m) ahead of Matt Targett (£4.5m). 

Being where I am at the moment, and scoring a meagre 46 points in Gameweek 9, this is what I can take solace in and hope that the outcome matches the decision-making sooner rather than later. There is consolation in the fact that this was a ‘could have’ week and it’s not just a case of Werner being on the wrong side of variance.

There were a lot of players that should have done a lot better than they did in Gameweek and the one I would like to talk about is Patrick Bamford (£6.1m). Leeds United had 52% possession at Liverpool, 53% possession against Manchester City and 67% possession versus Arsenal. They also had a staggering 25 shots on Sunday evening. 

In fact, Marcelo Bielsa’s men are top of the league for shots and shots in the box over the last six Gameweeks and that is all you need to know really to make the case for Bamford. I’m convinced he’s one of the best set-and-forget options in the Premier League at the moment because when it comes to Leeds United, fixtures don’t really matter. 

There was a great article on the Athletic about Bamford which you should definitely read. What impresses is his mentality. Bielsa’s undeterred faith in Bamford is quite heart-warming to read about if I’m honest (I wish someone backed me the way Bielsa backs Bamford) and it has gone a long way in making him the player he is today.  What really stood out to me is Bamford setting himself a target for 25 goals for the season. Whether he achieves that or not remains to be seen but that stats and the eye-test show he is really gunning for it.

My fellow Pro-Pundit Tom Freeman made a great point about Bamford on our podcast The FPL Wire which has stuck with me. He mentioned that Leeds were like Manchester City in the Championship where defences gave them a lot more respect due to which Bamford had a lot less space than he’s afforded in the Premier League and that does ring true. 

Neale mentioned on this week’s episode of The FPL Wire that his goal conversion rate is at approximately 20% right now which doesn’t seem very unsustainable to me and if Leeds United continues to keep playing this brand of football, I don’t see Bamford’s output changing. I’m likely going in on him this Gameweek and I’m very excited about the prospect. 

A lot of questions came in for the Manchester City assets and whether you should get them in. Yes they haven’t look convincing so far but given that their next four home fixtures read Burnley, Fulham, West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle, you have to roll the dice in my opinion. 

I’m not someone who sits on the fence with my opinions. FPL isn’t a game about who has scored points in the past. It is a game about predicting who is going to score points in the future and in my opinion, when that fixture run shows up for a team that has scored the most number of goals in the league for the past three years, you have to roll the dice and go for it. 

Which premium midfielder you pick is up to you but I would definitely get at least one in there for the run and then maybe double if they show signs of form. You have to place your faith in the quality of the manager and the players and hope that their woes (which were compounded by not having a proper pre-season or a fit striker) are behind them.  Historically fixtures have always won and this set of fixtures is too good to not take a shot at it.

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While we’re not sitting on the fence, let’s talk about Diogo Jota (£6.6m). Yes we can’t for sure say if he’s nailed-on to start but his numbers are comparable to his premium Liverpool midfield counterparts. The upside is more than the downside for me especially given the price. Historically, we have seen that he’s a very streaky player and he’s on a hot run at the moment. Get in while he’s hot would be my advice. Even if he doesn’t start, I reckon he’s Jurgen Klopp’s first attacking sub and I would expect him to play at least twenty to thirty minutes every game. If it doesn’t work, you’re only paying a small amount and the game that we play does allow us to transfer players out. 

While we’re talking about Klopp, one thing on my mind is that I need to get Mohamed Salah (£12.2m) as soon as possible. Liverpool seem like the most trustworthy attack in the league at the moment and they have a great run of fixtures right until mid-January. Klopp is very much aware of the patched defence he has but is not compromising playing a more defensive approach (something I thought might have happened). Instead, he’s sticking to the team’s identity and going for goals. 

I’ve gone freestyle with this article and quite enjoyed writing it. Looking forward to your feedback in the comments section and on Twitter as usual. I’m really hoping to see you on the other side with a warm and fuzzy green arrow to talk about. You know, process and everything. Unless a certain Sergio seduces me (it does feel like its too early but I’m writing on a Wednesday afternoon before their Champions League game).  

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932 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Fernandito
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Martinez
    Chilwell James Cresswell
    Bruno Rashford Son Ziyech
    Kane DCL Watkins

    Steer Anguissa Mitchell Lamptey

    A Kane & Rash to Vardy & KDB (-4)
    B James to Laporte/Dias
    any advice?

    1. Andriy Shevchenko is Back
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Think consensus is don’t sell Kane for a hit. Perhaps just Kane to vardy. Rashford is due a return. Wait and see on Kdb.

  2. Pegboy
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Sorry if it's been asked a lot, but any update on Zaha or do we need to wait for pressers?

    1. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I sold

      1. Pegboy
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        I'd really rather not, but he'll get shipped to Jota unless we hear anything.

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Roy’s press conference is in the next hour

      1. Pegboy
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Thanks

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      He tested positive on Saturday so has to wait 10 days

  3. Dele
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    GTG?

    Martinez,
    Cancelo, Chilwell, Ayling
    Bruno, KDB, Son, Salah, Jota
    DCL, Watkins

    Peacock, Brewster, Lamptey, Dunne

    1. Andriy Shevchenko is Back
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Gtg. Beautiful

      1. Dele
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Cheers Andriy

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Lovely midfield! - makes me wish I was on a 3-5-2!

  4. Misunderstood Genius
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Bottomed.

    What differentials are WCers considering?

    ATM I've got Cancelo (3.4%) Armstrong (0.6%) and Richarlison (4.2%)

    1. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I thought the same in the past, but the way I see it, the more template your team is, it is best. Just be careful about picking the right captain.

      1. JBG
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        This

    2. teneighty
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Hmm, not really going for differential but a well balanced squad with 15 players who usually gets minutes.

      This is my team atm:

      McCarthy - Meslier
      Bellerin - Cancelo - Lewis (Kilman - Targett)
      KDB - Fernandes - Son - Grealish - Soucek
      Vardy - DCL (Brewster)

      Probably as template as you can get without Salah who I plan to bring in when they face Fulham.

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I wouldn't consider most of the differentials that haven't proved themselves yet personally. The template picks are doing too well!

  5. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Help please! Which of these transfer would you do (if any) this week? Any for a hit?

    A) Maupay -> Bamford
    B) Vardy -> Kane
    C) Son -> KDB

    1. Pegboy
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Maybe A, but probably none.

      I assume Vardy - Kane arrow should be the other way round?

    2. Andriy Shevchenko is Back
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Definitely not B unless you meant in reverse, in which case definitely yes. Otherwise A

    3. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      None for a hit, otherwise A

  6. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Martinez (Steer)
    Coufal - Cancelo - Dallas (Taylor & Lamptey)
    Salah - KDB (c) - Grealish - Soucek (Burke)
    DCL - Kane - Werner

    G2G? Would you pick a different captain?

    1. HODGE
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      No

      1. HODGE
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        No if pick kdb captain and yeah good to go

    2. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Gtg nice side for this week

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Very nice mate

  7. Rhodes your boat
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Looking to get a 4th playing defender in for Dunne this week with lamptey suspended and Mitchell losing his place

    Best defender up to 4.6 to go with these; Chilwell lamptey balbuena Mitchell

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Martinez in goal

    2. HODGE
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Coufal

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Double up with balbuena?

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

      Dallas

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Considering it yeah but not sure they’ll keep many CS’s and fixtures a bit meh

    4. teneighty
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      How about a Newcastle defender? I'm looking at Lewis (4.3) as a first bench defender in my 3-5-2.

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Potentially but it’s newcastle aha!

    5. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      KWP or Coufal prob

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Leaning towards kwp currently yes as lots have McCarthy in goal

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          He's done well while I've owned him .... issue is it's mostly from 1st on the bench 😀

  8. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Narrowed it down to 3 choices I think for this GW. I can see all working out but equally backfiring so looking to the wisdom of the FFS crowd!

    A) Roll FT - pray that none of Salah, KDB, Vardy haul too majorly
    B) Kane > Vardy (FT) - dullard move but I do get that it is FUL but the thought of taking out a 'form of his life' Kane is scary
    C) Son, Ziyech > KDB, Jota (-4) - yes... Ziyech is a great player but will he get more points (TOT, LEE, eve) than Jota (bha, WOL, ful) over the next few? Not convinced!

    1FT 2.3itb
    Martinez
    Robbo, Chilwell, Cresswell
    Bruno, Son*, Ziyech*, Grealish
    Kane*, DCL, Bamford
    (Forster) (KWP, Stephens, Branthwaite)

    Thanks all

    1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Ultimately B or C give you some decent upside potential. I did C over last 2wks simply because I prefer Kane to Son long term.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Thanks mate. C is actually very tempting but could backfire so badly!

        I also think I prefer Kane to Son as an asset to keep - despite him playing deeper, he just looks more exciting!

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I’d have to say B

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        The more people that sign up to this move, the more I'm convinced people will be disappointed - but nothing more than gut feel to back that up!

        Cheers anyway for the input Rupert, mate

    3. Maddamotha
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Is it easier to get rid of Son than Kane? On form of his life Kane is on equal points as Son, and Son is 1.5m cheaper.
      Also even Kane himself said that Mou's tactics were for him to be a little bit deeper than usual, and get Son and Moura to run in behind. Probably expect Spurs to set up the same way the next matches.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        I agree Kane is def playing deeper but to me that also shows he can score blistering goals AND be a creative force in assisting. He has looked far more exciting than Son the last couple.

        The other thing is that Kane's replacement is clearly Vardy but the only week when I would definitely cap him is vs FUL. Son at least has more hot options vying for his spot in my team.

        It's a tough one I'll admit!

    4. Atimis
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Done B

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        The number of people doing this move is scaring me a bit that it is setting us up for a big shock.

        But maybe I'm overthinking!

    5. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      C looks tempting

  9. fplofagooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Great article as always @lateriser12. Have been following you since 2012/13 season in the community (my most active times were the 3 seasons starting from 2012/13).

    Having played sparingly after that, this season I felt I need to get the mojo back.

    And just like you, am embracing the challenge with an OR of 3.2M.

    Got to say the FPL wire pod is also my go to area. Great job co-hosting with Zophar.

    Enjoy the ride and good luck for this week.

    1. Lateriser 12
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Thanks for the kind words mate.

  10. tafrère
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Set for GW9.

    McCarthy
    Chiwell Konsa Coufal
    Bruno Son Grealish Hamez
    Kane Vardy (C) DCL

    Adrian Kilman Mitchell Riedewald

    Doesn't like my defence for this week and no KDB/Salah is a worry, but I'm happy with my front 7 and (C) option, so no real reason to take hits imo.

    1. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      *GW10

    2. Andriy Shevchenko is Back
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      All set. Nice not having to choose between Party and Kane

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Looks good mate - GL

  11. Big_Bear
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Best 6.9m or less striker to replace Mitrovic with (Have Kane and Jimenez)
    A) Wilson
    B) Watkins
    C) Bamford

    1. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      C imo.

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

      C

      1. Big_Bear
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Cheers for the answers. Realised I disagrees with your choice (so now I know the gut wants Wilson). Ill be moving to Wilson.
        Thanks.

  12. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Martinez
    Robertson Chilwell Dallas
    KDB Bruno Grealish Jota
    Bamford Kane DCL

    Button-Soucek-Lamptey-Mitchell

    1. GTG this week? No FT left, but 1.5itb for (Bruno or Kdb) to Salah.
    2. Preference for captain? Looking at the midfield trio (bar Grealish).

    1. Big_Bear
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      No need for hit. KDB.

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Looks good for sure

      KDB or Bruno captain toss-up!

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Thanks man - had the choice of Robbo to Cancelo or Ziyech to Jota and got scared off by my bench for the former. It was a 5050 but it allows Salah back.

  13. Tabbara
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    A: Pulisic and Jiminez to Vardy and Jota (-4)
    B: Pulisic and Jiminez to Salah and Wilson/Bamford (-4)
    Thx

    1. Big_Bear
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      B) but which one?

    2. Andriy Shevchenko is Back
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      BBamford

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      B Bamford

  14. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Which one ?

    1. Reguilon to Cancelo
    2. Hamez to some mid up to 11.5
    3. Son to KDB/Salah
    3. Take a hit and do 2 moves

    The problem with expensive mid in place of Hamez is that I would need to make some further downgrade to fit Salah.

  15. Henrik Larsson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Son, Zieych -> KDB, Jota -4?

    1. Big_Bear
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      No, surely not.

    2. Andriy Shevchenko is Back
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      No

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      All I can see there is selling the top point scorer in the game for a hit.

    4. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      For free yes, it's the hit that's the issue.

    5. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I'm actually considering this (above) but it seems like it could be madness!

      My rationale was Ziyech is a great player but will he get more points (TOT, LEE, eve) than Jota (bha, WOL, ful) over the next few? Not convinced!

      Son IS the top scorer in the game but I expect KDB to outscore him longer term and has the better underlying stats

      1. Henrik Larsson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 4 days ago

        @DON - summarized my thoughts exactly.

        My other move is to ignore KDB completely over the next 3 GWs and double up on Citys defence instead. Already have Cancelo and can easily bring in Dias for free just now.

  16. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Would you sell Zaha for Jota or play Justin and save transfer?

    1. Andriy Shevchenko is Back
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I don’t trust Zaha long term. But do you trust Jota long term? If yes then absolutely do the transfer. Otherwise ship zaha for someone else. Grealish ?

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Just wait

    3. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Tough one. Depends what you can do with 2FT next GW.

    4. pghodge79
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I'd probably do it for free. Depends on your plans for the saved transfer.
      I'm contemplating the exact same move, but put off as it would be for a -4 hit.

  17. Stevie G
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Should I do Kane to Vardy for a hit and captain Vardy?

    Other captain options are Mane and DCL.

    1. pghodge79
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Captain Mane... good differential captain and he's due a haul

      1. Stevie G
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Problem with Mane is he's not looking playing well atm.I captained him last GW and he missed so many good chances

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

      If you think that Vardy will outscore Kane by 4 points in the next 3-4 games then yes.

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      This is some crazy stuff

    4. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Transfer could work. DCL is a good cap option. Not sure on Mane. Been reading he look a bit tired in the UCL game and may be rested

  18. wulfranian
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Good afternoon.Which one to bench?
    a)Coufal
    b)Targett
    c)James

    1. Andriy Shevchenko is Back
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Hm I wouldn’t normally say this but gut feeling somehow says James. Lamps may choose Azpi for the big game.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        He may also play a back five with James RWB. Although not sure, given hw good we've been with the 4 ATB.

        1. Andriy Shevchenko is Back
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Yeah fair point. I reckon we put on an ultra defensive display ala vs Man Utd, to make sure we don’t lose to Jose in a 6 pointer. And to avoid sneaky Kane to Son long balls. In all honesty I’d hate watching the game but I’d take a draw.

    2. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      B

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

      B

    4. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      cheers all

  19. Mufc202020
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 days ago

    A) Jota & Brewster
    B) Eze & Bamford

    1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      B both players are nailed

  20. OptimusBlack
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    If you have both Vardy and KDB Who gonna C ?

    1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Got to be Vardy

    2. Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Vardy

    3. Andriy Shevchenko is Back
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      James Vardy III

    4. OptimusBlack
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Cheers

  21. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Good article again. Though I do think Werner was a worse decision than you suggest - not because of his own performance, but because of the existence of a heavily-backed alternative in Fernandes who did deliver. I assume you don't have Bruno which would make that less clear cut though.

    Agree on Bamford. For me though, he has to wait until GW12, even if he is in 40% of teams by then. At that point I may actually lose DCL.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      If Werner had put away one of his many chances, we'd hardly be having this conversation. Would've likely finished on 10-12 points & Bruno's performance wouldn't have been as big a deal.

      You're absolutely right, other player ownerships & captaincies should be factored in but punting on your own decisions is how you make the big moves in rank (be it up, or down).

      1. Andriy Shevchenko is Back
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        How long would you hold Werner if he continues wasting in the same manner and registers an assist or a goal here and there. I’m an owner but losing patience, esp with him on the wing. But fpl aside, I think it’s a great man management from lampard to keep Tammy happy and keep Oli with us for a bit longer

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Depends what the alternatives are. Leeds & Everton are, on paper, fantastic fixtures for him. Spurs isn't.

          I'm low-key aware he should really get a rest soon & not knowing when that will be is a concern, what with Pulisic back.

          With City, Pool, Leicester with the really good fixtures short-term, I'd be considering losing him but as mentioned - Leeds & Everton are so leaky. There's a real danger he bags in both.

      2. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        It's risk & reward though. And I think there's a risk of continuing to fall further behind by shirking what seems like a sensible option.

    2. Lateriser 12
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Thing is my style is polarizing. I've never cared about ownership too much.

  22. King Kohli
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Thoughts on this 352 from gw 12?

    Martinez
    Chilwell Konsa Coufal
    Salah Sterling Bruno Son Jota
    Dcl Bamford

    Looking to do Vardy + Anguissa > Brewster + Salah in gw 12 to have a power midfield

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I am going almost the same route. Will have this in 12:

      Martinez
      James Coufal Dallas/ Lamptey
      Salah Sterling Bruno Son Ziyech
      DCL Bamford

  23. balint84
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    A) Zouma to Dias makes sense?
    B) or Lamptey to Dias and downgrade Coady to 4.5 def with -4

  24. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Decided to keep Son for now, so the only place for mid move would be Hamez out.

    Would you do:

    1. Reguilon to Cancelo
    2. Hamez to Sterling/Torres/Jota
    3. Both for -4

    Or keep the FT...?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Can you reach to KDB instead of Sterling? Sterling is not a bad choice, but not putting up the numbers I want to see.

      1. Atimis
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        0.1 short...

  25. Andriy Shevchenko is Back
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    2 to Sterling. What a transfer! No brainier for me, if you believe the pep goal show starts now

    1. Andriy Shevchenko is Back
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Reply fail to Atimis

  26. Stevie G
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    How long is Lamptey out for?

    1. Andriy Shevchenko is Back
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Back in gw11

  27. La vida FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Kane, Maupay > Vardy, Bamford (-4)

    Sets me up nicely for a few weeks and also gives me the exact funds to next week either do:

    Son > KdB
    or
    Stephens > Jota

    Thoughts??

    Martinez, Steer
    Robertson, Cihllwell, Bellerin, Lamptey, Mitchell
    Bruno, Son, Ziyech, Grealish, Stephens,
    Kane, DCL, Maupay

  28. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Pretty set on Kane to vardy cap

    So coming down to zaha to

    A. Salah
    B. Kdb then salah in gw 12

    Both for -4!

  29. Twisted Melon
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Captain Salah or Bruno?

    1. Andriy Shevchenko is Back
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Brrrrruno

  30. xHaTr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Straight up, who would you choose as 4th mid?

    A: Grealish

    B: Jota

    1. Andriy Shevchenko is Back
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Jack Grealish