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Mindfulness, mental health and FPL in a season of disruption and variance

Mindfulness coach and Community trial winner Dominic Watts discusses how Fantasy Premier League managers can ensure they enjoy a healthy relationship with their favourite game.


With the United Kingdom subjected to another lockdown at the start of this new year, the human mind is up to all its old tricks with a vengeance. 

Being out and about helps us to use our energy up in all sorts of different ways, and being stuck in does no good for our mental health if we let the mind run riot. 

Those problems affect Fantasy Premier League managers just as much as the rest of the human race so I have put together something for the community during these challenging times as we seek to find balance and perspective in FPL and life in general.

FPL never fails to surprise us. As I signed on to make my transfer back in Gameweek 9, convinced I had to get rid of Son Heung-min (£9.7m) ahead of the Manchester City game, there he was staring at me on the homepage doing that heart celebration. I simply couldn’t press the button. That day, I won as Spurs won 2-0 and Son got 10 points. But it could easily have gone the other way.

For example, as I opened up Notes on my iPad in preparation for writing this article, I stumbled upon an absolutely hilarious ancient relic. It was a watchlist of players I created on September 11 this year, the day before the 2020/21 campaign kicked off. It was something I had completely forgotten about, perhaps on purpose when you consider who I had marked down as hidden gems ahead of the new season:

  • Pulisic
  • Vinagre
  • Alli
  • Brewster

Now this is no offence to these admittedly excellent footballers, but it just shows how fickle the FPL gods can be. Between them, these boys have amassed a grand total of 50 points this season, 28 contributed by Christian Pulisic (£8.2m) who has one goal and one assist so far. 

Either way, this served as a stark reminder that someone hugely in favour one day is a laughable consideration the next, and so the rollercoaster goes on. Sometimes we might wonder why we put ourselves through all this.

Why So Serious?

Well, anyone who has seen the fantastic Leed United documentary Take Us Home will have felt the goosebumps as the players could not resist breaking their quarantine rules to exit the building and be closer to the elated, chanting fans after they secured promotion to the Premier League. 

The emotion was truly incredible to witness and, just like football itself, people who don’t play FPL can be utterly mystified by how much others care about it. My wife hates football so much that she even had the gall to stop picking my captains for me based on random numbers a few years ago (I’ll never forget the day Kevin Nolan got me a hat-trick on her say-so). 

On the face of it, I can understand the view that we should not get ourselves worked up about FPL. After all, you’re picking an imaginary team of real players who get points for you and then getting really annoyed when you don’t pick the right ones. 

But if you want to pick it apart, you can make similar arguments about most things people care about. The thing is that as human beings we create meaning. We give meaning to the things that we care about and so if we decide to care about FPL, it becomes meaningful to us. It may not be easy to understand how someone gets massively into stamp collecting, knitting or beekeeping, but the same principles are at work. 

When we allow something to be meaningful to us, we become vulnerable to its forces. In terms of FPL, this means we are choosing to be at the mercy of its ups and downs, and we can’t have the ups without the downs. 

The challenge is finding balance, so we can enjoy the rollercoaster without it having a negative impact on our lives. To that end, let’s look at a couple of key themes which seem to cause a lot of the trouble. 

What Time’s Kick Off?

Did you know that Stephen Hawking held a party for time travellers and only sent the invites out after it had finished? Surely if they didn’t come there was no point sending the invites out? Well, I guess if he didn’t send them out then he wouldn’t have been able to say that they had turned them down.

Sorry about that. As you can see, time travel is a bit of a mess. But it’s no wonder so many of us are stressed; that’s what you’re doing all the time. Have you ever considered how amazing it is that you are able to access possible pasts and possible futures whilst being in the present? 

Your time travel powers come as both a blessing and a curse. They are the source of both the excited anticipation that comes with waiting for the weekend’s games to start and the empty comedown of having your captain blank for the second week in a row. 

This same time-traveling ability of ours causes so much trouble in every area of life as well as FPL. What this means, though, is that the wisdom which has been passed down through the ages to help people live a balanced life can be really useful for those of us who play this wonderful game as well. 

What you will see throughout the rest of this article is that as the mind twists and turns through imaginary timelines, dragging us along for the ride, the remedies for FPL angst are always simple, always the same and always in the present.  

Uncertainty?

One of the main culprits which causes us stress and anxiety is uncertainty and living through 2020 has really brought this home. The coronavirus has forced us to face uncertainty about so many things: work, health, socialising, traveling and even Christmas in the end.

The fact of the matter is that life is uncertain but the mind seeks and loves control because when it feels in control it feels safe. If we know exactly what will happen to us in the next week, it can help us to feel secure and comfortable. The dark side of this is that it’s less fun, less realistic and simply not the truth.

We don’t know what will happen to us tomorrow and some of the best things possible happen totally out of the blue. Yes, some of the worst things do too, but that’s the game we’re in. There’s no point pretending otherwise.

Actually, FPL is a great training ground for learning to live with this. After all, uncertainty is the main attraction of sport. As fans we want to see what happens, because we don’t know. It’s the thrill of the unknown which keeps us coming back and makes it so epic when outrageous things happen. 

Mindfulness teaches us that when we start to consciously embrace uncertainty, life can be way more exciting and energising. It can help us to live more fully now instead of always worrying about what is around the corner. Remember that this game wouldn’t be fun at all if we knew exactly what was going to happen all the time!

Acceptance

Uncertainty relates quite nicely to acceptance because it’s hard to accept uncertainty. When we can’t accept something, we fight it, and this uses up a lot of energy.  

Let’s take a real life example which is pretty serious: a break up. So much of the difficulty with a break up comes from non-acceptance of the fact. The mind will pull out all of the stops to convince us that it just can’t be true and we can change the past. 

The problem is that all of this happens subconsciously and so we don’t generally see what’s going on. Thoughts are moving so fast that we believe their stories without question and follow their lead. Yet accepting things as they are is incredibly powerful medicine and, unfortunately, it’s worth practising because it’s not the mind’s natural way. Have a look at what the mind is saying. Is it trying to fight the past?

In FPL, the mind can use up a lot of energy by doing so. It sounds ridiculous to think about logically, but it happens all the time. Ask yourself next time you have a ‘thought storm’ relating to FPL, how much of this is caused by unavoidable uncertainty or not accepting what has happened? 

My brother often says when it comes to transfers that we ‘can’t have them all’. On the face of it, this seems obvious, but it’s a great example of acceptance in action. When you truly accept that you can’t have all the players you’ve had your eye on, you might see that this subconscious desire has been causing some stress. Seeing this can bring relief and a more light-hearted approach to the game. 

What To Do?

So what can we do about all this? What can we do when the mind is going round and round in circles of uncertainty, avoidance and trying to control the future? Well the short answer is look

The longer answer is that we don’t need to ‘do’ anything, in the normal sense of what we mean by that. In fact, anything we ‘do’ is likely to make things worse. We can’t stop thought and we don’t need to. Thinking happens. To all of us. A significant part of the mind’s job is to anticipate and solve problems, so it just loves having something to chew on. When we interfere and try to suppress, control or stop thoughts, we tend to just add fuel to the fire.

What we can learn to do is be curious about what the mind is doing and learn to really look. Look properly, not just at the mind, but at everything else in the present as well. 

Look at where you are, what you are doing, what is happening now. When we connect to the present moment, the dramas and stories of the mind are seen in a different light.This is the golden key and it opens up a choice of how to respond to what is happening now. Try it out and hopefully you’ll see what I mean. 

You may end up laughing at how anxious you were about your transfers, or seeing that you were convinced someone is going to get 100 points this week just because the league leader has them in their team. Ridiculous, right?

Bringing it all together

More home struggles for Vardy as Lookman's FPL form continues

As I write this, my mind reminds me that I thought Jamie Vardy (£10.2m) was DEFINITELY going to get 10+ points against Fulham in Gameweek 10 and that I should have burned the extra four points to bring him in for Timo Werner (£9.2m). We all know that would have turned out.

One thing I know for sure, though, is that I’m not the only person making these decisions. Anyone who has owned Vardy this season has had to make tough calls on him at various points. 

This reminds me that all of the thoughts and emotions we experience in relation to FPL are not ‘my’ thoughts. They are just par for the course; the standard thoughts of everybody playing this game.

Seeing that thoughts are just thoughts, that you don’t own them and you don’t need to control them, is the start of developing a more relaxed relationship with the mind. It allows you to watch its acrobatics without being so attached to what goes on and this detachment brings a more healthy perspective.

Who would have thought that choosing a team of players could bring us face-to-face with some of the most difficult aspects of the incredibly confusing job of being a human?

Lessons learned from FPL Gameweek 17

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1,372 Comments Post a Comment
  1. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Non FH Team but had to take a - 4 hit;

    Leno,
    Mitchell, Stones
    KDB, Son, Grealish, Bruno
    DCL, Kane

    I haven't pulled the trigger as yet though.

    Shouldnt need to use FH chip now right?

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      No

    2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Gtg, save FH

    3. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      My thoughts too but I'll have to do a another - 4 hot GW19 to get Salah & vardy back 🙁

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

      No need

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

        Cheers for the replies.

  2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Any chance of Kane's price going up before the deadline?

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

      Only at 29.8% now so not anytime soon i would think

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

      unless you hear any news of KDB or Bruno out for 3 weeks. unlikely

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

    On WC,

    A) Holding and Gundogan
    B) Cancelo and Smith-Rowe

    Already have Stones.

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B. Assuming Smith Rowe will be on your bench right?

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

      Arsenal looking to sign an attacking Mid ASAP. Smith Rowe will not be a starter imo, he will play cups/europa

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

      Smith-Rowe is needed for the bench and BB in GW19.

      GW20 onwards I'm not too fussed if he plays or not, saves me a headache.

      Do you think he will play GW18 and 19? So you guys leaning towards A?

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

    Non-FH team, good enough? I have 1FT and 2.3 ITB to make a change.

    Martinez
    Stones Mitchell Lamptey
    Kdb (c) Bruno Son Grealish Neto
    Kane Brewster

    Considered Lamptey > Holding but that doesn't really serve any purpose after GW18 as ill be starting Coufal for 19 and Holding has terrible fixtures following that.

    If i dont use the FT, i can do:
    Son + Neto > Salah + Soucek for free for DGW19.

    Cheers

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

      No need to free hit, transfers sound good for DGW.

      Lowton, Shaw, Targett could be a good option as they play blank and have a double.

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

        Wouldnt need them for the double as i will already have 10 DGW players + Son. So the question would be, are they worth it just for GW18? And then i would have to take a hit for my transfers in 19.

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

    Worth doubling up with Dias (already have Stones)?

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

      Worth the double up looking at the upcoming fixtures and their CS record

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

        My thoughts too...thanks

    2. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I've done just that.

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

      Cancelo?

  6. kobewan
      1 month, 21 days ago

      My team with 2 FT

      Martinez,
      Chillwell, Cresswell, Holding
      Salah, Son, Bruno, KDB
      DCL, Bamford, McGoldrick

      Subs: McCarthy, Mitchell, Anguissa, Kilman

      Chillwell, Cresswell, Salah, Anguissa, and Bamford have blanked GW

      Which is better
      A. use FH
      B. Bring in Rashford, Cancelo for Salah and Chillwell and do a Salah, Rashford for DGW19?

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

        B easy choice

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

          Though id get Sterling, not Rashford.

    • Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      A) Dias + Rashford
      or
      B) New Def + Sterling

      On free hit

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

        B imo

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

          Lol same exact question from me. On B, with tierney atm

    • ‘Tis the Season
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      #earlytransferrisks

    • ivantys
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Does fplstatistics take into account FH transfers? Or will they get adjusted in the end? What about TSB?

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

          It’s been pretty fecked this year so take all of it with a grain of salt

      • PocketZola
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Should I fh or take a -8 to field 8 players?

        Martinez
        Rob dallas chilwell coufel
        Salah son bowen bruno
        Kane bam

        Subs forster, mitchell, Brewster, biss

        1. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Fh

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

          FH imho

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

          fh

        4. rokonto
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          -4 have 7

      • mackan
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Stones nailed?
        Laporte injured or he could easy start next to Dias?

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

          As nailed as a City player can be atm

        2. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Stones has never been nailed, City have 2 better centre halves than him

      • Yankee Toffee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        BGW team, no FH. 0.1itb,2FT. Need to use or burn a transfer. What to do?

        Martinez
        Stones, Reguilon, Webster, Mitchell
        Bruno, Son, KDB, Grealish
        DCL, Brewster

        Steer, Salah, Bamford, Justin

        Plan for 19 is to use 2FT and TC someone.

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

          I'd do Webster to Holding.

      • Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Better options on fh.

        A. Son
        B. Rashford

        1. Kane
        2. Lacazette

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

          A1

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

          A or B 1

      • KanteTouchThis
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Hey guys,

        On FH, Would you:

        Sterling + Tierney

        or

        Rashford + Dias/cancelo

        Already have, bruno awb kdb stones.

        Appreciate it

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

          The one with Rash

      • Atletico Junior
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        A. Smith Rowe + Rashford
        B. Saka + Martial

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

          I'd go A

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

          B

        3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          A

      • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I have a big choice to make and it comes down to Son+ a bench for BB or Salah

        Option A : Forget BB and do Son to Salah in 19, gives me this team(no hits)

        Mendy(Forster)
        Cancelo Stones Robertson Coufal(Holding)
        KDB Salah Fernandes Grealish (Riedewald)
        Bamford Rodrigo (DCL)

        Option B : Use BB, but sacrifice Salah and keep Son instead, would mean taking a hit to bring in Soucek for Riedewald and Ings for DCL

        Would give me this 15

        Mendy Martinez

        Cancelo Stones Robertson Coufal Holding

        KDB Fernandes Son Grealish Soucek/Raphinha

        Bamford Ings Rodrigo

        Also, there's absolutely no way I can keep both Son and Salah, so even if I sacrifice BB just to have Salah it will be at the expense of Son...

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Grealish could easily get suspended etc.

          1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            True, but I still need to decide now because then I can bring Martinez in for a hit as I'm probably gonna bring him next week anyway and want him over Mendy even post BB...

            That's the only problem, I need to decide before the deadline which is so tricky

      • Winston.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        On FH GW18...

        A. Rashford (bur) + Wilson (shu), or
        B. Grealish (TOT) + Martial (bur)

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

          A easily.

          Grealish has a tough fixture and Cavani could start ahead of Martial.

      • Lucky Z
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Martinez
        Dias • Reguilon • Mitchell
        KDB (c) • Bruno • Son • Grealish
        DCL • Brewster

        Forster • Salah • Bamford • Dallas

        1FT, 0.3ITB

        A. Salah => Sterling
        B. Reguilon => Stones
        C. Save

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

          • Targett

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

          Easy save

      • akhilrajau
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        On FH
        A. Cancelo, Stones, KDB, Rashford
        B. Cancelo, Holding, KDB, Sterling

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

          Probably B

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

          B.

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

        Hi all

        What do you think of this cheap defence FH draft for GW18?

        Leno
        Holding - Fernandez - Clark
        Sterling - KDB - Bruno - Son - Rashford
        Lacazette - Wilson

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

          Hmm but no city def. Also my thinking is kane instead of lacazette

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

          Thanks. Prefer City attack to def as Brighton it could be a goal fest.

          I would like Kane instead of Laca too, I just don't have the spare 3m...

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

        Would you say its safe to activate the FH now then?

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

          I'm holding off til 12th Jan to activate mine.

          I'd just prepare some drafts for now.

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

          What if COVID worsens and all football is stopped? FH wasted.

      • Ruinenlust
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I bought KDB today at 11.6.

        If I use my FH, then I will have to buy him again next GW at 11.7 (or higher) right?

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

          Yes, your team will revert back to last GW's players at their current value.

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

            Oh no

        2. Tomerick
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Do yourself a favour and save your FH. This week is not worth wasting it on even if you only have as few as 8 players.

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

            I only have 6

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

          I don't using FH this GW is a waste at all.

          Lots will be going into this GW assuming 7 or 8 players is fine. There's a good chance that at least 2 or 3 of these will be less than ideal picks given the fixtures.

          Having 11 starters with plum fixtures could gain you 30-40 points over lesser teams which is a decent advantage.

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

            yep, and dont forgert to factor in the hits people are taking...also many of the players people allready own are crap players eg burnley def's/Brighton players.

          2. JIMMY764
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            It’s entirely team dependent isn’t it. I have 9 I’m more than happy with going into this blank. If the likes of Laca, Saka, Wilson and Darlow manage to get double digit hauls this week then so be it.

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

          *don't think

      • Tomerick
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        This article inspired me to have a look at my own pre season notes:

        Dallas, Harrison, Ajayi, Pereira. Son very cheap.

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 21 days ago

          That’s a lot of WBA

          1. Tomerick
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            I think I was mainly looking at promoted teams. Every season I look for the early differentials. Last season I had Pukki, Aarons, Henderson, O’Connell and Wesley so a mixed bag.

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

        Morning all, can anyone please clarify if Bissouma will be suspended or whether he serves his ban in the FA cup this weekend and then back for the City game? Thanks

        1. JIMMY764
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Banned for City

      • The Reptile
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        1 slot to fill in MF (FH not being used) to get 9 playing

        Gundogan or Rashford? - Already have Bruno, KDB and Stones.

        Bissouma is suspended and Lamptey still injured so could be a Goal fest for City

      • stu92
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Thoughts on this FH team?

        I need to bench someone, swaying between Bailly & Wilson. Wilson greater points potential, but at the same time he’s not likely to haul...

        Darlow
        Cancelo Dias Tierney Bailly
        KDB Bruno Son Saka
        Kane Laca Wilson
        (4.0 Mitchell Burke)

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

          Looks good - bench Bailly.

          1. stu92
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Thoughts on the alternative squad I just posted below?

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

          An alternative in a 3-5-2 formation...

          Darlow
          Cancelo Tierney Bailly
          KDB Bruno Son Saka Grealish
          Kane Laca
          (4.0 Yedlin Mitchell Brewster)

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

          Prefer the first one.

      • Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Taken a -4 with no free hit available

        Martinez
        Holding Dier Dias Taylor* (Coufal)
        Son De Bruyne (c) Fernandes (Bissouma Soucek)
        Calvert-Lewin (Bamford Vardy)

        Looks like 8 for next GW unless Taylor can make a swift return...

        Happy I did Salah to De Bruyne with price changes, I had exactly 3m to move son to Salah for double. Son now gone up and Salah likely to go down will give me 0.2 for the double
        Gtg?

      • Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Any chance of Taylor recovering for the double gameweek? 10 days to go

        1. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I hope so..

      • Ginola
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Do we gain team value if a players rises .2 on FH or not?

      • Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Anguissa -> Saka (-4) is tempting me. Would mean I get 11 for GW18 and Saka has a good fixture in GW19 (plus good bench fodder moving forward). Thoughts?