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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. tbhogal
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    What do you think of Balbuena as a cheap option in defence guys?

    1. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Decent enough way into WHM defense but Masuaku and Coufal only 0.1 and 0.2m more respectively. Would stretch to those if possible.

  2. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Pope and Digne out. Dead teams in tears!

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      digne went up in price last night, ouch

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Damn

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      My draft in tatters.

    3. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Pope out is definetely swaying me more to the KDB (C)

  3. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    score prediction of Soton vs United and City vs Burnely?

    1. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      1-2
      2-0

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Yeah same

    2. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      1-2 and 4-0

    3. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      2-0, 3-0

      1. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        0-2?

        1. ElliotJHP
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          No, 2-0 Southampton

          1. Ha.
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Oh my!

    4. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      2-2, 3-0

    5. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Thanks all, is the consensus city will click more vs Burnley and get 2+ goals

    6. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      1-2
      5-0

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Yes Rafa, i'd love a City monster score

    7. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      1-2
      5-0

  4. Bennyboy1907
      1 month, 21 days ago

      A) Zaha to Jota -4

      B) Keep zaha for next week Wba match and play bissouma thus week

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        A. If Bissouma is 1st sub then you probably don't want to risk an absence elsewhere.

      2. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        B, Jota sub as Salah is back and Zaha is nailed, has good fixtures and on pen. Only nailed 4th mid for that price worth considering, unless you upgrade

    • Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Anything worth a hit chaps?

      Martinez
      Chilwell, Zouma, Justin
      KDB, Fernandes, Son, Jota
      Vardy, DCL, Bamford

      (Steer, Kilman, Bissouma, Mitchell)

      Planning Justin -> Dias/Cancelo GW11 and Vardy & Bissouma -> Salah (c) & Brewster GW12.

      Cheers.

      1. The Count of Monte Cristo
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Looks good, nice one.

        1. Catastrophe
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Ta

      2. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Looks good to go

        1. Catastrophe
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Cheers

      3. Im New Here
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Nice team, not too far from mine. Who will you (C) this week? I'm going Vardy

          1. Catastrophe
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Cheers. Vardy for me - although Pope out is making me (re)consider KDB!

            1. Catastrophe
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Pope *maybe out* I should say (Scout Tweets)

      4. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Are all the pressers today? Seeing plenty of news coming out

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Some tomorrow as well I think

        2. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Most are tomorrow only. Leicester & Spurs post Europa League tonight.

      5. built_this_city
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Quite delighted that Zaha is out, means i can do a risk free hit and remove Zaha and TAA

      6. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Mane likely to get a rest against Brighton imo. You heard it here first

        1. Catastrophe
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Heard it about 9 times last night 🙂 wouldn't be surprised though.

      7. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        What do you reckon for a -8?

        Taa Bowen son and Kane to Dias salah kdb and Bamford.

        1. built_this_city
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          After this week you will want the spurs players again

          1. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Cheers. Just planning captaincy and feel I need kdb and salah in coming weeks

        2. The Count of Monte Cristo
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Can see that paying off pretty soonish to be honest.

          No chance of getting who you want whilst only ditching just one Spurs asset?

          1. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Could keep son and wait on salah which is sensible move

            1. The Count of Monte Cristo
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Think that would be preferable if you have the money ITB for it later on.

              1. Pat Bonner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Thanks

        3. Catastrophe
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Any -8 screams NO! I would consider different options i.e. with your 2FT or a -4 (not sure what you have ITB). I'm keeping hold of Son, a tiny bit sceptical of Salah for this GW but Dias should be a no-brainer. I think you would make up the -8 easily given City's fixtures with KDB and Dias though.

          1. Catastrophe
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            For what it's worth I am planning to do Justin, Vardy and Bissouma -> Dias, Salah and Brewster over next 2 GWs and already have KDB and Bamford.

          2. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Not usually keen on hits but feel the fixtures warrant a reshuffle of big hitters. Might wait on salah until Fulham game but need to sacrifice something and Kane looks the most obvious one to sacrifice right now

            1. Catastrophe
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Yep, true. All four of those are season-keepers for me (perhaps a little premature with Dias but he should be good at the very least with City's run of good fixtures) so just go with the gut.

              1. Pat Bonner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Cheers

        4. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          this is the week to keep your big hitters and use your transfer around the team. Unless your team is in great shape which with Bowen and TAA you need to move those on

          1. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Thanks. Captaincy is the issue, think kdb looks ideal for next 2 (Salah after that) so need to sacrifice one of Bruno Kane son or Ziyech to get him

      8. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        1 FT 2.1 ITB

        Martinez
        Robertson, Chilwell, KWP
        Fernandes, Grealish, Son, Zaha*
        DCL, Kane, Maupay
        4.0| Bissouma, Lamptey*, Mitcgell*

        Team feels like it’s in a bad way. Which of these moves or Combination of moves for -4, -8 etc is best?

        A) Zaha -> Ziyech or Rodriguez
        B) Fernandes -> Salah
        C) Son -> KDB
        D) Kane -> Vardy
        E) Maupay -> Bamford or Antonio

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Depends who you wanna cap.

          1. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Vardy is the fear this week (is also love not have maupay)

            I’m not particularly afraid of captaining Fernandes though so I’m
            Really really unsure. It’s a key week transfer wise interns of
            Which way to go with the team.

            I’m up to 400k now so would like to keep up momentum!

            1. Would Ed Woodward
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              I still have no idea how you're so much higher than me lol, apart from my terrible first couple of weeks when I didn't own Salah then made a -30 double transfer effectively. I'd decide who you wanna cap first then go from there, I did Zaha > Jota a couple of days ago, basically got sick of Zaha as soon as I got him in.

              1. TheDragon
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                I’m still sceptical of Jota’s game time - but I could well be wrong!!

                I really think Vardy is stand out captain this week but then I don’t really want him after this week. It’s tricky!

                I don’t understand it either. This gameweek I scored 75 despite getting 3 points total from 4 players in the Brighton vs Villa game!

                1. Would Ed Woodward
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Nice, I got 65 (-4), think I had 2 from 3 in that Brighton vs Villa trainwreck. Vardy should do well away to Sheff Utd after, will be up for it since he supports Sheff Wed, might get rid after that.

      9. Jeapesy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Bottomed - Tough one this week, like everyone else I'm struggling on the final call! 1FT £4.6m itb

        Martinez
        Cancelo Chillwell Justin
        Fernandes Son Grealish Bowen
        Wilson Kane DCL

        Bissouma Dunne Lampety

        These are the moves i'm considering:

        A) Son > KDB
        B) Wilson > Vardy
        C) Wilson & Bowen > Vardy & Jota -4
        D) Kane & Bowen > Vardy & Sterling -4

        Any thoughts greatly appreciated.

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          B or C

        2. The Count of Monte Cristo
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I like B here and am also considering it myself, albeit for a hit.

          Would you not feel that it leaves you very inflexible with your midfield with so much £ in your strikers? Saying that, I assume you will be downgrading Kane pretty soonish anyway to then upgrade Bowen?

          1. Jeapesy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Exactly the plan with Bamford and KDB coming in for GW12

            1. Jeapesy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Meant GW11

        3. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          C looks good

          1. Jeapesy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 21 days ago

            I see above you've lost patience with Bowen too. Without antonio West Ham don't offer the same offensively.

            I like your moves. Thanks for the feedback.

            1. Pat Bonner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Thanks. Yes Bowen has been a big let down! Good luck

      10. tc93
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        1.7ITB, 1FT, pick one:

        1) Kane + Stephens --> Brewster + KDB (make KDB captain) -4
        2) Lamptey --> Dias (or cancelo) safe - free
        3) Save and assess next week

        Rest of team:
        Martinez
        Chillwell / KWP / Kilman
        Salah / Fernandes / Ziyech / Grealish
        Kane* / DCL / Wilson

        Button, Lamptey*, Michell, Stephens*.

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Save. Lamps a keeper

          1. tc93
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            michell instead?

      11. Henrik Larsson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Does KDB outscore Sterling by 4 points over the next 8-10 GWs?

        1. Ha.
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Flip a coin

        2. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          if your thinking about hitting sterling out for KDB, just dont, well not yet at least

        3. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Wouldn't swap for a hit

        4. Henrik Larsson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Nah I can bring in Sterling for free right now, but would have to downgrade a bench player (Dallas to Taylor for example) to bring in KDB.

          I'm weighing up if it's worth it to take the hit for KDB or just roll with Sterling for free.

      12. ClothedinSun
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Was going to roll the ft this GW but got too tempted to bring Cancelo in... How's it looking?

        Martinez,
        Bellerin, Cancelo, Cresswell,
        Jota, Ziyech, Bruno (VC), James, Grealish,
        Vardy (C), Jesus.

        McCarthy, Watkins, J.Lewis, Lamptey*

        1. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          beautiful

          1. ClothedinSun
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Cheers Becks, always there when I need affirmation.

        2. E25
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Are you not concerned he doesn't start this weekend?

          1. E25
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Cancelo I mean

            1. ClothedinSun
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Always a concern with Pep but I feel that given the fixture, the run of fixtures down the line and with Lewis covering more generally; it was worth the punt!

              1. E25
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Fair play. I want him in on a WC but that 90 mins in CL has spooked me.

                1. ClothedinSun
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  True. He offers a lot and is worth the risk I think. Targett, Lewis or Taylor could be good bench cover if you do choose him. All the best with the WC too!

                  1. E25
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Cheers. Currently on Taylor, was very happy to see him drop in price for some reason (:

      13. huhhh
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        If you take kdb , will you capt vardy or kdb?

        Vardy vs fulham seems better?

        1. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I own both and captaining vardy

          1. huhhh
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Okay cause i am gonna -4 so thinking isit i shld go for kdb capt

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Right. I’m off to the dentist.

          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Be brave

          2. Gooner Kebab
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Dont you just grow new ones 🙂

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Was just a subtle joke about the time.

        3. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Vardy if I had both, but I don't

      14. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Oh man this Lucas Digne news is quite nasty. Sucks for all those people that brought him in. Went up in price too!

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Feel for those who already had him, but not for those who brought him this week.

        2. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Mirror universe of Charlie Taylor getting a CS and then dropping on Monday

          1. The Count of Monte Cristo
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            C. Taylor has scored 1 more point than T. Lamptey after having a blank GW1.

            But he's now 4.4m and Lamptey now 4.8m 😀

        3. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Earlier transfers have been punished this season!

        4. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Early transfer punished for once

        5. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Yep, brutal, no worse than getting lamptey off the bench with -1 because your best fixture player of the week caught Covid Tho

      15. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        chances of Bruno going up tonight?

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          High. Chimney is blocked and it’s getting cold.

        2. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Slim

      16. E25
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        How risky is Cancelo?
        A) everyone will get a rest or two over Xmas, worth the risk
        B) Mendy and Zinch back and Cancelo just played 90 in CL. Avoid

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          get if you have a decent sub - clearly 1st choice and offers so much

        2. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          C) Overthinking, Zinchenko not good enough and Mendy only just back from injury

          1. E25
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Good points

        3. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          A for me. His raw potential is too high. I'm done this season with being afraid of rotation.

          James, Cancelo, Jota. Let's go!

          1. E25
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Yeah comparing stats to Dias... It's a no brainer 🙂

        4. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          He’s miles better than Mendy or Zinchenko and fits the style of peps full backs coming inside on his right. As good a chance being rotated as other premium full backs

          1. E25
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Good point. You'd think he won't ay the next two CL games either

      17. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Pope out makes me much more worried about lack of City than I was. Oh well.

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Same here. Think I’ll get kdb now and need to sacrifice Ziyech or Kane

        2. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Bloody casuals with all those Peacock-Farrel save points

        3. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Yes they look more vulnerable now. Who replaces him? Little Willy?

        4. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Pope does well because he's the Burnley keeper more than Burnley does well because of him.

          1. Baines on Toast...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            I don't agree. When he was out they were much worse (Joe Hart).

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Heaton was a great option at Burnley and couldnt even get the Villa #1 spot

              1. Baines on Toast...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Fair point. But I think Heaton fell off quite sharply after a few injuries. This is why he himself lost the Burnley slot.

          2. FPL_Motty
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Yeah agree with above, Pope is like Henderson to Sheff Utd last year. Saves a lot of big chances

      18. Erez Avni
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Best option:

        A. Ziyech & Bamford
        B. Werner & Jota

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          B - 2 strikers

      19. The Count of Monte Cristo
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Bottomed - looking at reshuffling midfield either this GW (for a hit) or preparing for it next GW:

        A) TAA ---> Cancelo (FT, leaves 4.7m ITB)
        B) TAA + Wilson --> Cancelo + Vardy (-4)
        C) TAA + Grealish --> Cancelo + KDB (-4)
        D) Other

        McCarthy
        TAA** -- Chilwell -- Justin
        Bruno -- Son -- Grealish -- Soucek
        DCL -- Kane -- Wilson

        4.0 -- Targett -- Bissouma -- Mitchell -- [1FT + 2.9m ITB]

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Can you do taa to someone like Coufal to get kdb for bissouma/soucek

          1. The Count of Monte Cristo
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Sadly I'd still be around £1.0m / £1.5m short for those moves with Bissouma and Soucek respectively.

            1. Pat Bonner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Ah thought it might be tight for cash but wasn’t even close!!

              Who do you want to captain? If Vardy then I’d do B

      20. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 21 days ago

        What’s the lad like coming in for Pope? Any good?

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Chucked a couple in for Northern Ireland recently

        2. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Peacock-Farrell? Not as good as Casilia who is not as good as Meslier.

      21. Shankly611
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        So with Digne seemingly out, who do we think is his replacement? Nkounkou? Or will Everton deploy a formation with wing backs and maybe play Iwobi or Bernard there?

        1. tm370
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I think Nkounkou is the most likely. His style would also suit a wb role

        2. The Count of Monte Cristo
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Iwobi and Digne did everything for Everton last GW as RWB and LWB respectively.

          Some of the success probably due to how poor Fulham were, admittedly. N'Kounkou at LWB might be a good like-for-like replacement whilst keepign that system. Any Everton fans to help?

      22. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Thoughts on team? Rate /10.

        Martinez
        Chilwell • Semedo • Masuaku
        KDB(C) • Bruno • Son • Ziyech • Grealish
        DCL • Bamford
        (Steer / Brewster / Dallas / KWP)

        For GW11 - Semedo ~ Cancelo
        For GW12 - Bruno ~ Salah(C)

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Good enough

      23. wulfranian
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Best defender up to 5.0?I also have James,Targett,Coufal.

        1. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Bellerin? If he’s too much then KWP

          1. wulfranian
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Cheers.I don't trust Arsenal and i have McCarthy.

        2. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Punt on young Everton back up left back? Digne won't be back soon.

          1. wulfranian
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            cheers.I wouldn't mind to own him as a fourth/fifth defender but i want someone to play him every week and some difficult fixtures for Everton.

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

          Over Christmas, one of the Leeds chaps

      24. martyhan
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        A. Mane to Salah
        B. Watkins to Bamford (have grealish)
        C. Save

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          C

          1. martyhan
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Cheers

        2. Z
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          C

        3. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          C

      25. Captain Warlock
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Do we think having fans at the London derby make Spurs even better options especially Kane

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Not sure how much difference they'll make - stadium will still be pretty empty

        2. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 21 days ago

          No, you won’t even notice 4000 people in that place

          1. Captain Warlock
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Surely the players will

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

            *2000 only in Tier 2

      26. McPollolocco
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Midfielder as an emergency solution under 6.0??

          1. FPL_Motty
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Soucek

          2. Andy'81
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Walcott

        • falafel
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Is it worth -8 to get Fernandes, Salah and Watkins instead of Kane, Son and Barkley?

          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            It certainly is not

          2. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 21 days ago

            I love a falafel ball

          3. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Salah and Bruno yeah maybe, not Watkins

          4. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Kane to Watkins/Bamford and Barkley to Fernandes work? Wait 2gws for salah?

          5. The White Pele
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Could work. Nice name btw

        • C_G
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          have not been on here all week!

          hows this looking for GW 10? Should I use my FT? have 2.0 ITB

          Martinez

          Chilwell Cresswell KWP

          KDB Bruno Ziyech Grealish

          Watkins DCL Vardy

          Forster Mitchell Riedwald Lamp

          1. C_G
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            thinking Vardy (c)

          2. ElliotJHP
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            No room for Benson or Hedges?

            I'd roll the FT