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Blank Gameweek 18 and Double Gameweek 19: The key player and team stats

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763 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    What is the situation with Villa and covid, just seen some comments on possibility of postponement.

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Read back a few pages

      1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Link please

          1. HuttonDressedasLahm
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            😉

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          How about you browse, or read the Scout Tweets instead?

          You've been a member on this site for 8 years.

          1. Epic ⚽ 墅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Anyone who has been on here for 8 years knows that spoon feeding is freely available though 😉

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Haha you're not wrong actually.

            2. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Ha thanks for the backup

    2. Adetro
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Also check the Beeb: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55575321

  2. Daniel - When to BB?
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    If Villa and Spurs is off I am considering a WC. Strongly

    1. Right In The Stanchion
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Free hit is better

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Worst time ever for a WC imo

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        This

      2. Obi Wan Elokobi
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Why? I’ve literally got a team ready for the future and happy with it. With uncertainty I having a playing bench and a strong team.

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          You could WC and then have 50% fixtures cancelled
          It’s very risky
          Also imo the best DGW fixtures are Leeds and West Ham, neither of which have a fixture this GW

          1. HuttonDressedasLahm
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Though, we are all in very different positions

      3. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I don't love it, but it can be right for certain teams.

        1. Daniel - When to BB?
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          I am considering 24 pt hit or 30pt hit in next 2, why not ? It's surely worth considering.

          Triple City triple united and build on

          1. Daniel - When to BB?
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            I am loosing Martinez El Ghazi Son Kane

    3. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      The pros of a WC are indeed a strong bench and good fixture runs, but still at the mercy of cancels...

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Bench Boost looks a no-no to me but its still good to have as many of the 19 fixtures covered as possible, points need to come from somewhere.

  3. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    No chips played
    Was in decent, if not great shape for 18
    Own 2 Villa and Son

    More testing after FA Cup games and more positives to come undoubtedly

    Staying calm and awaiting news.

    Nothing else we can do currently

    1. Right In The Stanchion
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Ideal time to free hit. Can make 50+ points on rivals who have used it already.

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Could free hit in players who’s games might be off
        I may FH or even WC, but doing nothing until Tuesday

        1. elwardio
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          This

      2. F_Ivanovic
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        No it's not. I know for my own team I've been building towards 18 with a plan to FH in 19. I can't use FH in both weeks.

        1. Right In The Stanchion
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 14 days ago

          I aimed to bench boost on 19 and my plans have half been wrecked. But won’t change my mind on free hitting in 18

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Staying calm? Are you an FFS user?

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        😆

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Villa play Wed next week plenty of time for a - test?

    4. Olson
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Just completely detatch from content and the app. I love football generally so find it hard to detatch completely from this place but won't be checking my team, price rise predictors or any content until the night before the next deadline

    5. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Your an example to us all mate

  4. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    One good thing that might come from all this madness is that knee-jerkers might learn to leave their transfers closer to deadline which will slow down the price changes.

    1. F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      hah. good joke. The kneejerkers will never change.

  5. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    The fixture most worrying is surely City v Villa...is 17th far enough away?

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      You’d think so

    2. Adetro
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Check the advice on it. I think anyone who tests positive as of today will almost certainly not be available.

      https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-and-treatment/how-long-to-self-isolate/

      1. Obi Wan Elokobi
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Think it’s different with footballers it’s down to test results

        1. Daniel - When to BB?
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Jesus and Walker played sooner

          1. Klaren
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            They tested positive on 26th (or at least was announced on 26th) and were on the bench on 6th of Jan so it was the 11th day.

        2. Adetro
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          According to the PL website, it's 10 days for them too:

          "Players or club staff who have tested positive will self-isolate for a period of 10 days."

          https://www.premierleague.com/news/1814863

          Happy to be corrected if that's wrong.

  6. Steager
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    On a WC,

    1) Tierney, Neto and Gundo

    2) Cancelo, Saka, El ghazi

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      2. based on extra game
      1. If Villa is off

  7. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    how about making a big party for all players...
    letting every players to get covid by force and
    rest the pl for 2 weeks
    and then get back to business as usual??

    these players are the most healthy person in the world anyway..
    most wont even get any symptoms

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      actually even Boris suggested something similar called herd immunity at the beginning i believe..
      let all players get immunity immediately

      or give vaccines ffs

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Some of the fittest people have not recovered from covid months afterwards.

      Giving vaccines to footballers means not giving them to vunerable people. Is that what you want?

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        and ask money from them in return to buy more vaccines
        win win.. 😉

    3. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Walker and Mendy DJs

      Foden and Greenwood will sort the entertainment...

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        ...and Grealish on the taxi home....

      2. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Pogba and Lingard can dance

    4. the axolotl
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      just might be the stupidest thing i've read in my whole life

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        just thinking out of box

      2. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        more and more players are breaking covid rules and making party anyway from salah... to mendy...

        1. Adetro
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Even if it didn't have health risks for the players (which it does), the prospect of the Premier League purposefully infecting 1,000 people with a virus would be criminal.

          1. Gobigorgohome
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            i know it will never happen yes
            I still strongly belive players getting immunity is the way to go.. by any means.. they just should be vaccinated

        2. the axolotl
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          i would think even most footballers would realise that with the virus rampant in the UK at the moment, infecting everybody in the premier league on purpose is probably not a very good idea.

          1. Gobigorgohome
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            not a good idea yes but it is an option

            or may be voluntarily who wants to break covid rules
            they will happily volunteer

            salah dance video come to my mind 😉

            1. Rhinos
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              In the same way that exterminating a whole race was an option but also not a good idea?

    5. An Geafar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Jesus Christ, you cannot be serious

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I sadly fear he is.

    6. A.J.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      And take it home to their wives, girlfriends, kids, parents or whoever they live with.

      Cracking idea.

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Yes, just so we can play a fantasy football game too.

        Priorities.

  8. Westfield Irons ⭐️
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Aston Villa have recalled youngster Jake Walker from his loan spell at Alvechurch FC. He's a right back, does that mean Matty Cash could be out with Covid for a while...?

    1. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      A lot of teams are pulling players back, and I think it's more to protect them where possible given lower league teams are struggling in terms of shielding. Obviously some teams are capable, but some just don't have the structures in place to do what's needed.

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Not really

  9. Sting in the Tail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Anyone else think it’s worth holding on to chips in gw19 now? There is every chance of postponements

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Might be

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      That chance will exist for the rest of the season

  10. Alisson WondHaaland
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    If the Spurs Villa game gets postponed, it would be huge. Id imagine many managers who were planning to go chipless this week have at least 3 of their assets.

    Are people considering switching plans if the postponement is confirmed?

    1. Right In The Stanchion
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Might make me save bench boost for another time as GW19 could be cak now.

    2. Sting in the Tail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Definitely. Can’t imagine there are many non fh sides that arent relying on two or three of Martinez, Grealish, Watkins, Son and Kane. Lots of wc’s for those that don’t have the free hit.

    3. Black Knights
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I’d go from 11 to 6 in GW18 if it was called off. Will likely FH if that happened.

    4. elwardio
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Yes will definitely consider a change but will wait for last minute to make the call in case of another cancellation or more. If a couple of Man U, City or arsenal get shelved then a couple of free transfers in the bank will be more than enough to navigate and chips become more valuable later

    5. Brehmeren
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Yep, have 5 players in that game. Might be down to 5 that gw.

    6. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      5 here and I would use FH in that case. Any idea when postponement decision has to be done?

      1. Epic ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        There is no deadline for postponement. It can be postponed literally the same day if the wrong results come through.

        1. Camino Aleatorio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          The deadline is Tuesday 1/12 and you could have Spurs postponed 1/13

          No chip or transfer will save you.

          But the 3 player limit forces people to have a limit of potentially clean MCI players.

          A FH could easily be trashed unless you rid yourself of Villans and Spurs, but then they play

          1. Camino Aleatorio
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            I make no sense... typing into a sad little phone

    7. Geriatric Unathletic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Try 6 🙁

  11. Obi Wan Elokobi
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Sean Dyche saying footballers should get vaccinated and save money on testing and give that to NHS. Couldn’t agree more. Said this the other day and got shut down for it.

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      this ffs

    2. Epic ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      It's not about money though. For every footballer that gets the vaccine early it's a vulnerable person that goes without.

      1. Obi Wan Elokobi
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Not if the private medical team each club already has does the vaccine. They have the number of vaccines to everyone just not the staff

        1. Epic ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Is there an excess amount of vaccine for the amount that is currently getting administered? If so then that's a fair point in regards to private medical staff at the club giving it.
          There is still the problem that it doesn't actually stop them from getting and passing on coronavirus though so it would seem a bit pointless.

          1. Ron_Swanson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Yeah I think the vaccine is in plentiful supply. The reason they’re not vaccinating more people is simply logistics rather than the number of vaccines we have, so it wouldn’t really be irresponsible to use vaccine on footballers

    3. Right In The Stanchion
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      So vaccinate an athlete and let and old person die instead?

      Nice one pal.

      1. Obi Wan Elokobi
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Not at all. There’s not a short supply of vaccines. Also vaccinating the footballers who are going out to work will surely save lives as they won’t pass it on?

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

      They would probably still require testing so unlikely to save money from it. Vaccine doesn't guarantee immunity.

    5. Olson
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      But sean dyche understands pandemics like a pigeon understands coding

      1. Right In The Stanchion
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Top analogy. I’m stealing that

      2. Obi Wan Elokobi
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Could easily say that about the government distributing the vaccines

        1. Olson
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          It's not the government's job to understand pandemics. As crazy as that night sound, and I'm definitely not all in favor of thinking that an oxbridge degree in classics and politics stands you in any position to represent a country

          1. Obi Wan Elokobi
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Nope but it’s there job to take the advice of the head medical chiefs and they haven’t done that. As well as this top medical chiefs have also blagged there way throughout this going by cheaply made excel graphs so Dyche has as a good suggestion as anyone else

    6. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Vaccination neither stops you catching covid or stops you passing it on, it just helps you not becoming ill ... Dyche is talking rubbish

      1. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        This

      2. JJO
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Not sure this is true
        Could be much bigger rubish than you thought

    7. Adetro
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I agree with this, the problem is that it isn't a good look. The reality is that it's a drop in the ocean of the vaccines being administered, and if it meant that my Mum had to shield for 1 extra day, having shielded for 9 months already, I don't see that being much of a hardship for the sake of millions of people being able to enjoy their weekly football. But the papers would have a field day.

      1. Epic ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Let's be honest. A lot of these footballers are thick as schit. If they thought they were 'safe' (they still wouldn't be), more of these cretins will be out breaking lockdown rules and bringing the virus back home.

      2. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        yes the paper and the mainstream media and a field day exactly

      3. Obi Wan Elokobi
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I don’t get how the footballers who have private doctors who won’t be vaccinating old people anyway slows down the process of vaccinating old people

        1. Adetro
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          The vaccine is only available through the NHS. Private doctors don't have access to it.

          1. Obi Wan Elokobi
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Of course they do. Money talks

    8. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      He’s not thought that one through has he!

    9. Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Sean Dyche should stick to football talk. What if a footballer doesn't want to be vaccinated? It's a violation of his human rights.

  12. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    So FH team without Villa,Spurs.

    ————————DeGea
    ————Digne,Cancelo,Tierney
    Fernandes,Rashford,Aubamayang,Gündogan
    —————Lacazette,Wilson

    4.0,Yedlin,Mitchell,Brewster

    1. mdm
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Auba to Son and upgrade Gundo

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Son or Kane will be in there if there game is confirmed a go.

    2. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      KDB there too.

    3. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Probably too early for Digne

      https://premierinjuries.com/injury-table.php

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Can easily be Coleman,Richarlison/DCL over Digne,Wilson

  13. BrockLanders
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    There's been a COVID-19 outbreak at Burnley, with their manager Sean Dyche concerned this might affect them. Burnley are due to play Manchester United in the Premier League on Tuesday. (@RobHarris) #MUFC

    1. Right In The Stanchion
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Dropping like flies.

      1. Olson
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        *opens popcorn* etc

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      lol hahahaha

    3. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Seriously?

    4. FPL.team
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Thought it was only 2 cases or have they now reported more?

  14. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Anyone playing fantasy champ man?

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Tumbleweed gif needed

    2. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      No.

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Yep. Fun game

  15. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    sky says villa v spurs and villa v everton under threat

    1. Epic ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Who ever knew Sky uses dial-up.

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      of course

  16. dicky2014
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Always disliked Sean Dyche, but the fact that he thinks millionaire footballers should be vaccinated before vulnerable people is disgusting.

    1. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I don’t think that’s what he is saying

    2. Right In The Stanchion
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Calm down lad, Sean Dyche knows about as much about vaccines as a pigeon knows about coding.

      1. dicky2014
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Couldn't believe what I was hearing, doesn't live in the real world.

      2. Black Knights
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        True to your word, I see. Well played.

    3. FPL.team
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      People love to misinterpret peoples words to make them look good.

    4. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I appreciate his comment isn’t the best but I can see his point

      The PL must be spending hundreds of thousands of pounds on testing and endless hours of medical professionals time

      Vaccinate the players/staff and then send those people off to help vaccinate the vulnerable, could be a net win for everyone in the long haul

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        yes it is win win i believe

      2. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Haha this is brilliant. You do realise they’d still need tested even with a vaccine

        1. Obi Wan Elokobi
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          They would but it defeats the object and optimism of a vaccine if people catch it afterwards

          1. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            So if they still need tested where is this big saving coming from?

            1. Obi Wan Elokobi
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Vice versa if the vulnerable get the vaccine but still can catch it what’s the point. If you throw 95% effective in my face footballers don’t need testing.

              1. Pat Bonner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Footballers aren’t in lockdown are they

        2. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Thank you Dr bonner

    5. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      "Let me make it clear, there are people way in front of footballers [as a priority to be vaccinated]. I'm not remotely suggesting that should be put in front of the welfare of people who are very vulnerable"

    6. Obi Wan Elokobi
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Stop twisting the guys words. Vaccination has been ordered and delivered for everyone in the UK. He’s also doing it based on helping fund the NHS with all the premier league money going on testing

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Slight problem to his genius plan is players would still need tested

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Fine, so he doesn’t know the facts, doesn’t make him a horrible bloke

    7. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      That's not what he's saying. Settle down.

      Is 2014 your year of birth?

    8. Meinhoff
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      That's like 400 vaccines, chill. They can also buy them independently from whoever. It is kind of stupid, but not outrageous.

    9. F4L
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Unless the elderly are willing to go and get their vaccine at 3am, there would be no opportunity cost to those involved with the PL being vaccinated by each club's medical teams.

      The issue with the vaccines isn't that there isn't enough of them, at least for now, the issue is having enough man power to administer the vaccines.

  17. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    What % chance there are no fixtures in GW18 due to a temporary suspension of the league?

    I’d say 30%

    1. Right In The Stanchion
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      0%

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        It’s obviously above 0%

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      50%

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        not temporary suspension though just outbreaks at each clubs

    3. FPL.team
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      0%

    4. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      0%

    5. Epic ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      17%

      1. Right In The Stanchion
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        18% more realistic. Come on

        1. Epic ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Of course but I was rounding down to the nearest 17.

    6. bashtag
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I used a scientific calculator and the answer is 3.141%

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        PI aye aye

        1. bashtag
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Pie is the answer to everything.

          1. Nomar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Especially if the question is “why do my clothes not fit me anymore.”

    7. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      5%.

  18. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Smith-Rowe at £4.4m as a 5th mid interests me.

    1. elwardio
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      At that price only reason not to, going forward, is if you want to play 352 or 451. Less appealing options up top than in midfield at the moment IMO

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Aye.

        I go 3-4-3 at the moment, so he’d be on my bench but he seems like he’d be an ideal replacement for Mendy, who is there at the moment.

        And has a game, at the moment, in BGW18.

  19. dabber7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Please guys, WC already played ...

    McCarthy/Forster
    Cancelo Cresswell xxx
    Son Fernandes KDB Sterling xxx
    Kane Wilson

    McCarthy/Forster Brewster Mitchell Douglas

    A: Tierney and Smith Rowe
    or
    B: Holding and Saka

    ITB: £0

    Many thanks

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      B

      1. dabber7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Cheers

        I really want to go for A but I think B is definitely the 'safer' option.

    2. Right In The Stanchion
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Terrible time to wildcard. Half that team could get games called off

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        That sure made him or her feel better.

  20. bashtag
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Game over from a strategic point of view if 18 and 19 are affected surely. Lots of wildcards and chips used.

    1. Obi Wan Elokobi
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      100%. Tarnished season. Fantasy is a joke

      1. Right In The Stanchion
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        It’s a game pal.

        1. Epic ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Source?

        2. Obi Wan Elokobi
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Yep and pretty much the only thing we can look forward to at weekends sitting on our backsides at home every weekend

          1. Right In The Stanchion
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 14 days ago

            I’ve recently discovered running and walking. You should give it a go.

      2. COVID-CASUAL
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Yeah can’t believe the virus is disrespecting the fantasy football like this

        • TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          It adds to the strategy doesn’t it?

          Now early transfers out you at risk of losing players to Covid but waiting means you lose team value

          Loads of options - impossible to have all the premiums

          Most strategic season ever (no spoon fed strategy and template)

          1. Obi Wan Elokobi
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Completely luck based. Games getting cancelled on the day what can you do about that

            1. TheDragon
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Avoid concentration risk, have a strong bench, make transfers as late as possible , take more -4’s

            2. Qaiss
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              This I agree with.

            3. Whazza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Pff. We're all in the same boat. How you deal with the circumstances is strategy. Stay updated and there's points to be gained

              1. Qaiss
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Dunno, I planned for 18 and currently have 11 players without Free Hit. I’ll be down to 6 just like that if the Villa match is off.

                There is strategy, but this season in FPL is pure luck/fortune. So there’s no point having much feeling toward it.

                1. Sarri-ball
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  100% agree i have worked 2wards a gw18 10 or 11 and gw19 free hit

                  Spurs/city off gw16 hurt
                  Added fixtures 19 ment could avoid using chips
                  5 players from villa/spurs so my 10/11 is now 5 or 6 all luck

                  1. Whazza
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    We didn't have covid postponements at time of planning so that's unlucky. But maybe it's time to change your strategy to a more short-term and reactive one. That too is strategic, changing strategy

                  2. Geriatric Unathletic
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Much the same. Had previously used F.H. so planned for 18/19 with trans and a Team of 11 for 18. Problem being 6 of them are spurs/Villa.
                    Really depressed now :(. But must try and keep things in perspective. People are dying and I'm hand wringing over a fantasy game FFs.

          2. bashtag
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            You can't strategise though it's just wait and see who's cancelled, not quite the same. But thats a good positive spin to be fair.

        • Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          It’s unfair on many but it’s a free game tbh, not like you’re paying to play. People should just leave their moves till minutes before the deadline. This season is different to past ones.

      3. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Even those who planned to not Free hit are screwed. You're bound to have at least 3-4 from Spurs/Villa/Man U in there.

      4. bashtag
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        FPL could throw in some additional wildcards maybe?? P

      5. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Like last year its now a game within a game. Kind of an FPL/Pandemic board game cross.

        1. joeydordon
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Yeah might wildcard with only players who have already had covid minimise risk

    2. Shatner's Bassoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I made the mistake of checking out that 'What-if Machine' website to see how my GW1 team is getting on.

      Lloris
      Robbo, KWP, Tierny, Mitchell
      Salah (VC), Aubem, Soucek
      Kane (C), Vardy, DCL

      Turns out all these months of statistical analysis, strategic planning, clever captaining and 18 transfers has given me an edge of ... 17 points over where I'd be if I just hadn't logged in since September. My input has added 1 point each GW.

      A little depressing maybe, but I wouldn't have it any other way 😉

      1. COVID-CASUAL
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Fun little tool - I’ve gained 95pts.

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            i ve gained 156 points, there's a meaning in life after all 🙂

        • Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Considering I had Ramsdale, Doherty, Norwood, ASM, Auba, Werner and Rodrigo in my GW1 starting lineup, you can guess I’m way better off now.

          That actually makes grim reading now looking at that sad sack bunch of FPL failures, but at the time I thought they were going to pull up some trees in FPL.

          Disastrous!

        • I Must Break You
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          +232 points. Not sure if that says I've made good moves, or my GW1 team was rubbish

          1. Nomar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Couldn’t have been any worse than my GW1 team, see above.

            That was brutal.

        • Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          I'm on +93 points now.

          Doesn't sound too impressive but at about 10 GWs or so in, I was genuinely at -90 points or so.

          Even I'm surprised at the flip!

        • Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          I'm on +271 points xD

          1. Shatner's Bassoon
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            We have a winner!

          2. Geriatric Unathletic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            + 291 🙂

            756 points
            If Ken had made no changes since GW1, their score would be 756.
            ...with 89 points coming from the bench via automatic subs, and 0 extra points coming from their Vice Captain when their Captain didn't play.
            They captained Aubameyang who's scored 53 points so far. They should have captained Salah, who has 125 points so far.
            If they had, their GW1 team would have 828 points!
            Your current team value is 105.2. If you'd made no transfers, your team value would be 97.3.
            Your current actual points are 1047 , and you've made 24 transfers. So your transfer activity and captaincy choices have been worth a total of 291 points!

        • HonestBlatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Your current team value is 103.6. If you'd made no transfers, your team value would be 98.8.
          Your current actual points are 996 , and you've made 17 transfers. So your transfer activity and captaincy choices have been worth a total of 239 points!

      2. Right In The Stanchion
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        3 Arsenal essential

        1. Boss Hogg
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          My 3 are Saka, Smith, and Rowe.

        2. bashtag
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Just saka currently, early days

          1. Right In The Stanchion
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Auba going to tear Palace

        3. HonestBlatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          SAKA, BELLERIN, LACA

      3. dabber7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 14 days ago

        It is what it is ...

        1. bashtag
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          That it is

      4. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Usually Fantasy Football Scout is a safe place. A place to come and have a laugh at, and with people, like (rhymes with Budgey), and a place to get some information about a game that we play to pass a bit of time from our pretty mundane lives.

        Now the politicized and sensitivized vaccine talk has snuck itself in here.

        I would imagine the vast majority of people here have ZERO idea about the science behind vaccines, SARS-COV2 or behind anything to be honest.

        I don't give a flying monkeys rats backside what Sean Dyche or any of you have to say about things he or you know sweet f all about.

        Leave the vaccine and health talk out. Honestly you have ZERO idea.

        Postponements and that fair enough.

        My two cents.

        Not that it matters ironically.

        1. Right In The Stanchion
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 14 days ago

          What’s a flying monkey rat?

          1. Stupendous
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            It's as boring as your new page game and last few comments that's what

        2. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Most people on here know nothing about fantasy football but that doesn’t stop them posting about that either 🙂

          1. Nomar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Boom!

      5. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Thinking of bribing xhaka in

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Bringing, could bribe him tho

          1. Right In The Stanchion
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Guaranteed yellow.

      6. RoysCallerAnne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Hello is there any mods online please.
        Why was my post on page 1 of this article deleted - where I made a joke about early FHers being nervous.
        I'd like to ask which T&Cs were broken? And no, I wouldn't like to discuss it by email.
        Thanks!

        1. Epic ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Joke or no joke it was a decent discussion point to be fair.

          1. RoysCallerAnne
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Can you think of a reason to delete it? Maybe the phrase 'sweating like a very small nun at a penguin shoot'?

            1. Geriatric Unathletic
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Made me giggle :).

        2. The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          It's really annoying isn't it? Had posts deleted because mods misinterpreted them, then you get that email BS response. Some seem to be very trigger happy.

          1. RoysCallerAnne
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            It is very annoying yes.

        3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          The anti-penguin lobby flagged it

          1. RoysCallerAnne
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            😆

        4. Rotation's Alter Ego
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Managed to find it.

          Guessing it was due to the imagery but yeah, I don't have a problem with it. Will get it back in a sec, can be a bit finicky.

          And yes, if you want to discuss moderation we're not allowed to do it on site 😉

          1. RoysCallerAnne
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Thanks for the reply, much appreciated.

            So was it a manual intervention rather than it being filtered out by software? If so, whichever mod deleted it, could explain his reasoning to me by email if possible.

            1. Jon Walter's Hatty
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Sister Small will get a reply to you shortly.

            2. Rotation's Alter Ego
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              I can't tell I'm afraid, automated and manual gives the same result when I look from my end.

              1. Epic ⚽ 墅
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                If it was automated wouldn't it not have gone through in the first place? I definitely saw it.

                1. RoysCallerAnne
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Yeah it was dfeinitely deleted at least 20 minutes later.

                  It's ok though, I think I've figured out which mod deleted it. He makes a brief appearance further down the page.

                  1. Gnu
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    That'll be the mod that has the empathy of a white house press secretary then?

                  2. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    It wasn't me fwiw. I saw it there for the brief time I was on.

                    1. RoysCallerAnne
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 13 days ago

                      ok cheers, forever a mystery so.

                2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  It vanished just like Magic.

      7. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I'm thinking of wc:ing, autos electing team and pressing confirm.

        1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Surprised a train driver would let cars pick his team.

          1. The Train Driver
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            xD missed that, pretty good autocorrect

      8. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        If you didn’t laugh you’d cry

        As my old dad used to say

        1. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Chaos brings opportunity

          1. Right In The Stanchion
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Said Jacob Reece Mogg.

            1. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 14 days ago

              I wonder if Jacob Reece mogg plays fpl

          2. Whazza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Embrace the chaos!

      9. JJeyy
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Is there any reason why Spurs Villa can't go in double 19 if its postponed?

        1. JJeyy
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          oh villa have double nevermind

      10. The FPL T
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Providing no cancellations, going with the following with my FH for GW18, What we saying?

          Darlow
          Cancelo, Shaw, Saiss, Holding
          De Bruyne, Sterling, Son, Bruno, Rashford
          Wilson

          I think that's pretty solid.

          1. Jon Walter's Hatty
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Son doing keepy ups?