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The importance of flexibility and reacting to ever-changing FPL circumstances

This season more than ever has taught us that one of the most important skills to cultivate as a Fantasy Premier League manager is flexibility.

Right now, we have to think about what chips we are going to use in the upcoming rounds and which players can be useful in the short and longer-term.

Prior to the Premier League announcing the rescheduled fixtures for Manchester City, Manchester United, Burnley and Aston Villa I had, what I thought was, a well rounded team for Double Gameweek 19 as well as a plan for Blank Gameweek 18.

That involved Free Hitting for the upcoming fixtures and thus I set about removing players who didn’t have the form I required and also didn’t have two fixtures in Double Gameweek in 19.

Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins

Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkin‘s (£6.1m) was a prime example of this. While his underlying statistics make for positive reading, as an FPL asset he was a frustrating one to own.

Just one return in the last eight Gameweeks, against Crystal Palace in Gameweek 15, coupled with the fact that during this period Watkins has played the likes of West Brom, Brighton and Burnley left him on shaky ground in my team as a result of his decidedly disappointing FPL points returns.

Considering he didn’t have two fixtures in Double Gameweek 19, and my plans for a Free Hit in Gameweek 18 where he could be brought back, I transferred out Watkins for Patrick Bamford (£6.6m) preparing my team for Double Gameweek 19.

Fast-forward a few weeks and the rearrangement of the Aston Villa game that they missed in Gameweek 1 into the Double Gameweek 19 fixtures and suddenly selling Watkins feels like a missed opportunity.

Had we known about the rearranged fixtures earlier I likely would have persevered with Watkins and a couple of others as they would have given me almost a full XI for Blank Gameweek 18 without needing to use a chip and then I could have held two free transfers for my Double Gameweek 19 preparation.

However, this season in particular is all about flexibility and adapting to situations as they arise. Rearranged fixtures will likely be a common theme this season, as a result of the usual postponements due to the later stages of both the Premier League and FA Cups, as well as this year the coronavirus (COVID-19) postponements.

The loss of two fixtures in Gameweek 16, as well as a further match in Gameweek 17 highlight the fragility of our FPL teams this season.

For my team, the use of the Free Hit chip in Gameweek 18 is essential. Without it, my line-up consists of five players and the suspended Yves Bissouma (£4.5m) this is not a team that can successfully achieve a green arrow this week.

I do have two free transfers and thus with a cleverly deployed -4 could field a team of eight, but doing this would mean losing some key players who I transferred in ahead of Double Gameweek 19, thus compromising my team for the next gameweek whilst still not achieving a team that I feel comfortable with in Blank Gameweek 18.

As a result the plan to Free Hit ahead of Gameweek 18 still stands.

Every FPL season that I have played and had a Free Hit chip to play the aim has been to play the very best team possible with one or at a push two decent bench options and a couple of cheap burner spots knowing that they won’t ever make the XI.

The 2020/21 season has already shown us the importance of a bench though. I have already mentioned the full match postponements that we have seen over the last couple of weeks, however this doesn’t account for the individual players who have missed out while the games they were due to play continued.

FPL favourites such as Alex McCarthy (£4.7m) Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) Kyle Walker (£6.1m) and Sadio Mané (£11.9m) to name but a few have already missed matches as a result of Covid, indeed the likes of Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.1m) and Jamaal Lascelles (£4.2m) at Newcastle have now missed eight matches through the illness if you include their Gameweek 11 match which was postponed.

Saint-Maximin and Barnes return as Newcastle host Burnley

Newcastle’s Allan Saint-Maximin

The impacts that COVID is having on the Premier League is, as a result, having an impact on the way that I am playing the game. I never captain and vice-captain players in the same match, try not to treble up on any teams just in case their game is called off and I am thinking very carefully about whether the Bench Boast and Triple Captain chips should be deployed at this moment giving the lack of notice that COVID affords to FPL managers.

The key impact of COVID on my Free Hit team is the bench. No longer do I feel safe having burn options on the bench, my FPL first team and bench all need to be decent options if I am to ensure with as much certainty as possible that I can achieve a full XI players playing by the time the final match kicks off.

However, it is also making me reconsider something that has always been a key part of my Free Hit strategies. Fielding three players from the teams with the best fixtures.

The fixtures in Blank Gameweek 18 suggest that the most aggressive strategy for FPL manager who are playing their Free Hit chip is to triple up on Manchester United (away at Burnley) Manchester City (at home to Brighton) and Arsenal (at home to Crystal Palace).

Thus leaving two spaces in the starting XI to cover Spurs, Aston Villa, Wolves, Everton, Sheffield United and Newcastle – as well as potentially Burnley, Crystal Palace and Brighton if you don’t believe that the Manchester sides and Arsenal will keep a clean sheet.

On paper, this seems like a good idea. However the loss of just one of those three key triple up matches could have huge consequences for an FPL Managers free hit points scoring ability. During Gameweek 16, I owned Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.8m) and Rúben Dias (£5.8m) from the postponed Everton vs Manchester City match as well as Harry Kane (£11.0m) and Heung-Min Son (£9.8m) when the Spurs vs Fulham game followed suit. This meant that even with a solid performance from my bench I was still down to only 10 men. This has had a major impact on how I play FPL in the current climate.

Now I am looking to find a balance between the best FPL assets for the Gameweek and the risk involved in owning three from one team or match. Of the three big matches only Burnley vs Manchester United is on the opening evening of the Gameweek. The other two follow on Wednesday and Thursday evenings meaning that any postponements or players missing will likely not be known to FPL managers at the time of the deadline. Thus while I feel slightly more confident in having three Manchester United players because of the timing of the match, I can’t see myself risking owning three players from Arsenal and Manchester City also.

By owning two players from Arsenal and Manchester City that allows me to also own an extra couple from the other matches thus spreading the risk factor and hopefully enabling my free hit team to achieve the most points possible – which is after all the key aim of the chip.

My current plan is for a team that looks like this, however there are still a couple of games, such as Sheffield United vs Newcastle, that I may invest further in when it comes to my bench in order to protect my team further.

By setting up like this I believe I have covered the majority of the big assets for the gameweek, with the exception of a second Manchester City defender as well as setting up my team to cover all the matches. Doing this gives me confidence that my squad has the depth to cope with any unexpected eventualities, however it does meant that it lacks the likes of João Cancelo (£5.7m) or John Stones (£5.0m) and another Arsenal player. However, if I plan to play 4-5-1 then the lack of a further Arsenal player is less of a concern than the lack of a second Manchester City defender.

There is definitely a balance to be found between the right players and the safest formation, I’m not sure that this most recent draft has yet struck that balance, however it is definitely closer than the ones that preceded it. Thankfully there’s still plenty of time between now and the Gameweek 18 deadline to get it right!

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957 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Daniel - WC Active
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Anyone considering triple City defense?

    1. ChelseaGuy
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Not me, need attack as well

    2. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      No

    3. Luis Suarez Ate My Homework
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      No, KDB is a must-have considering City's upcoming fixtures:

      BRI (H)
      CRY (H)
      AVL (H)
      WBA (A)
      SHU (H)
      BUR (A)

  2. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Am now waiting to be punished for my early transfers

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 20 days ago

      That was quick

      1. ChelseaGuy
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Lol, what transfers did you make?

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Salah + James -> KDB + Cancelo

          1. Pukkipartyy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            And how did u get punished? 😀

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Fair point, just amusing to see the news arrive so quickly after 😆

  3. ChelseaGuy
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Martinez
    Cancelo Mitchell
    KDB Bruno Grealish Riedewald
    Kane

    8 players (2 might not start) look good for saving FH?

    Also can do Che to any forward upto 5.7M for the week.

    Thoughts?

    1. aleksaa2
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Now it really depends on Villa news, if the game gets postponed, you'll probably FH...

  4. The Mighty Whites
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    FH (baring in mind I've got Cancelo)

    A - Yedlin and Sterling
    B - Dias and Rashford?

    1. ChelseaGuy
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      B

    2. aleksaa2
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      B

    3. KAMARA-COPY
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      A

    4. mojoindojo
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      A

  5. Villa training ground closes following “significant” coronavirus outbreak
    Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 20 days ago

    https://twitter.com/AVFCOfficial/status/1347190364281712644

    Aston Villa can confirm that the Club has closed its Bodymoor Heath training ground after a significant Coronavirus outbreak.

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Non stop, the sound of FH teams being ripped up 🙂

      1. Black Knights
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        But they've FHd so can still change their teams. Once they've started FHing, any chaos from that point suits them.

    2. Legomané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Direct link to club statement — https://www.avfc.co.uk/news/2021/january/Club-Statement/

      1. Legomané
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        “Aston Villa can confirm that the Club has closed its Bodymoor Heath training ground after a significant Coronavirus outbreak.

        A large number of first team players and staff returned positive tests after being routinely tested on Monday and immediately went into isolation.

        A second round of testing was carried out immediately and produced more positive results today.

        First team training ahead of tomorrow’s FA Cup match with Liverpool was cancelled.

        Discussions are ongoing between medical representatives of the Club, the Football Association and the Premier League.”

    3. Legomané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Spurs schedule is already stacked — schedulers might try to reassign the postponed TOT-FUL fixture from GW16 to Blank GW18 should the AVL-TOT match require movement..

    4. Legomané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      “Aston Villa had 14 positive Covid-19 tests in their first team bubble - 10 of which were players.” Phil McNulty (BBC Sport)

      https://twitter.com/philmcnulty/status/1347530427406409729?s=21

  6. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Covid outbreak at Villa

  7. AgentFern
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    RMFHT...

    Darlow
    Cancelo, Dias, AWB
    KDB, (C) Fernandes, Rashford, Son, Saka
    Kane, Wilson

    1. KAMARA-COPY
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Remove kane and son

    2. AgentFern
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Would do Cancelo, Son, Kane to Tierney, Sterling and Laca If spurs villa off

  8. KAMARA-COPY
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Villa Spurs set to be postponed

  9. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Next few weeks will be carnage with games being called off. No way BB can be used next gw

    1. KAMARA-COPY
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Sh%t

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Thoughts on FH this week mate? No Villa-Spurs by the looks

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Think leave option open as late as possible. Wouldn’t commit to anything now, make the call on Monday/Tuesday

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Yeah. I’ve already took a -4 for Cancelo+Wilson. Probably just go with that and 6 players if I must. Although I can probably get a good FH team without Spurs

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Only fools will be BB in 19 after this

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Yep but lots have planned for this for last few weeks

  10. CroatianHammer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Likely posted already? Just heard from a Villa fan streaming that their ground is closed... that's a Blank game maybe off. Maybe...

    1. KAMARA-COPY
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Yeah,game will be postponed
      Another reason as to not make early transfers

      1. CroatianHammer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        We'll know tomorrow... FA Cup happens, the league game happens, simples.

        1. debrXne
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Crossing my fingers, I did early transfers to avoid the price changes.

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Aston Villa can confirm that the Club has closed its Bodymoor Heath training ground after a significant Coronavirus outbreak.

      A large number of first team players and staff returned positive tests after being routinely tested on Monday and immediately went into isolation.
      A second round of testing was carried out immediately and produced more positive results today.
      First team training ahead of tomorrow’s FA Cup match with Liverpool was cancelled.
      Discussions are ongoing between medical representatives of the Club, the Football Association and the Premier League.

      https://www.villatalk.com/topic/21329-covid-outbreak/

    3. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Chances that Spurs vs Villa will be postponed?

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        high I'd guess

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        100%

      3. KAMARA-COPY
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        100%

    4. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      ugh running out of candidates to replace son with, looks like its Zaha then and 2mil in the bank

    5. JJeyy
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Villa tottenham off, even more reason to free hit

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Match is a week later, quit jumping to conclusions lmao

        1. JJeyy
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          ok buddy we'll see

        2. KAMARA-COPY
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Game will be postponed mate

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Probably will, yep.

        3. NateDogsCats
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Thankfully someone here has sense. Not saying it's impossible but this game is a whole week away, it could very well go ahead but we don't have much information at all right now

        4. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Don’t hit the button yet though. Who knows what other games could be impacted

          1. JJeyy
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            course, I'll wait to last hour

        5. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Everton - City was called off on the 28th. 6 days later they played against Chelsea.

          Stop spreading fake info and just wait.

      2. the_duke
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Free hitters still in tatters or with more games likely being called could play into their hands? Would mean less people to pick from but easier to field a full 11?

          1. Caravagio
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Feeling more positive than after last rumour that leeds game would be back on.

        • Sterling Archer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          I dont even think there is much point worrying about all these games potentially being called off, just leave every transfer until the last minute. its going to effect everyones teams

          1. KAMARA-COPY
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Well said

          2. Who are all Lukakus
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            at this point all games are going to be off, we will all score 0 this weekend no matter what chips we use.
            And Villa will have a decuple game week at some point. You read here first

        • Niho992
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Non free hitters in tears

          1. KAMARA-COPY
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Who to replace Son with?

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Obviously Rashford

            2. Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Not many options left...
              Thinking Zaha, this is my current mid:
              Son - KDB - Gundogan - Rash - Bruno

              Already on triple City and Man U, its either get a third Arsenal (which I dont want), or Zaha/Neto/Podence/Jrod if he is fit.
              Think I'll take Zaha out of them

          2. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Non FHers activating FH 😆

            1. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              This!

              If Villa Spurs is off I have 8 players and 3 of them are Brewster, Kilman & Mitchell.

          3. Trane84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Not really in tatters, just more likely to use now than I was originally.

          4. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            There could be a few tears for those who’ve pressed the button when we’re down to 2 games in 18

            1. Silecro
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              still enough to field a full 11 😀

              1. Pat Bonner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Which 3 Brighton would you pick is the big question!

                1. Silecro
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Maupay,Trossard, Connolly and pray to the every known God there is

              2. Sanchit
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                How many points will that 11 get you?

            2. Yes Ndidi
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 20 days ago

              FHers will still get a full 11 out. I doubt anyone else will

              1. Pat Bonner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Like I say above, which 3 Brighton are you using the FH for

            3. Yank Revolution
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              This

          5. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            It's hilarious. Yesterday with all the false assumptions of Lee - Sou being in GW18 all the non-FHers were jeering. Now they're in tatters if the Villa game is called off.

          6. circusmonkey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Not really, I have Grealish and no Spuds, so quite happy for it to be off (in FPL terms). I will then field 7 plus one or two from my free transfers. That's fine.

        • Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Imagine making early transfers in the current climate... people never learn

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            I did Mane to KdB hardly changes anything for me.

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 20 days ago

              And what if the outbreak was at Brighton instead of Villa? Playing Russian roulette mate

              1. Karan14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Had exact cash for Kilman to Coufal that's why I did it otherwise I wouldn't have.

                1. Pat Bonner
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  You can justify it all you want but early transfers are just not worth the risk right now. You’ve been lucky...so far

            2. Stormbringer22
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Pukki Blinders is correct mate. I had the same logic as you the week before and did KDB + Brewster to Vardy + Soucek thinking - Vardy and Soucek have DGW19 all is good. Now, as it turns out, KDB has a DGW19 as well and looks like I will have to scramble to bring him back in. Wait with transfers as late as possible this season. I learned my lesson.

        • Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Theres at least two people in my ML who wildcarded last week

          1. KAMARA-COPY
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Ooh ooh

        • Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 20 days ago

          https://twitter.com/PlanetFPLPod/status/1347193332913594368

          If Villa & Tottenham is off in GW18 I would say there is every chance Tottenham play Fulham instead.

          1. rnrd
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            this makes sense

          2. Caravagio
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            if they did... itd be a FH scramble for Spurs players 😀

        • Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 20 days ago

          FH became even more interesting now. Problem is, most FH teams will be identical with the fewer options available now

          1. Silecro
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            I already pressed the button to avoid price rises so at this point i care more about GW being played than the pool of available players haha

            1. Stormbringer22
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Fait point mate 😀

              1. Stormbringer22
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 20 days ago

                fair*

        • Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Damn, everyone is going to free hit now and teams will look more similar. I was actually going to go with no Spurs on mine anyway

          1. KAMARA-COPY
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Everyone on a free hit will have a frontline of Laca Wilson by the looks

          2. Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Yep, my thinking is the same as above

          3. Yank Revolution
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            There may not be enough games to free hit too tho Bubz.

        • marcos11
            1 month, 20 days ago

            If I have Salah currently at 12.3 and transfer him out for Rashford and then I fh later in the week before the deadline, will I still have Rashford or will it be Salah? (Be it at 12.3 or 12.6)

            1. Stormbringer22
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Salah returns to your team at whatever price he currently is

              1. marcos11
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  So if Salah is currently 12.6, will he return to my team at that? Despite the fact I wouldn’t be able to afford him at that price

              2. SVG
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                if u sell him and want to buy him back in the same (fh) gw you would have to pay 12.6, the gw after he is back in your team with the sv of 12.3 if no rise/fall

            2. rnrd
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              The FA will have to realize postponements can't be indefinetly made with the Euro set to begin very soom after the GW38 end.

              There is very very little room left to accomodate postponed games and postponements can't be a solution.

              You have to either stop postponing and require teams to play with a very reduced a negative tested squad or make room for postponned games to be played which can only be done by cancelling the FA Cup

              1. bitm2007
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                I expect this season will finish after the Euro's if Covid gets much worse. If PL grinds to a holt again there is the option of finishing in the late summer, followed by a short break, then the 2021/22 season running up to the next World Cup.

                1. rnrd
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  I don't see how you can possibly pause the PL during the Eeuro (that's a one month break for non-euroe selected players) and resum the PL after Euro. Physios would never allow that, neither coaches

                  1. bitm2007
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    The PL will resume in the last summer either way.

                    1. bitm2007
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      late summer

            3. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Well, that’s annoying. Likely called off Villa Spurs now I imagine, thankfully have FH active to deal with that I suppose. Rashford and someone in for Son/Kane

              Any chance that TOT/FUL could get moved to this bgw though?

            4. bitm2007
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              I got triple Spurs for a hit before the Fulham postponement with BGW 18 in mind. Now that fixtures looking doubt, it never rains it poors.

              1. Caravagio
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                if you free hit now.. i think it undoes any of the transfers you have already made this week. (or have you made them prior to this week)

                1. bitm2007
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Prior to the Fulham postponement.

              2. Hotdogs for Tea
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                yip me too

            5. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 20 days ago

              On a side note, how foolish are West Ham to sell Haller... if/when Antonio gets injured again who’s going to play striker? Soucek?

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Reports are that they're looking at bringing Arnautović back

                1. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Lol Just know how that’s going to end

                2. g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Not any more too expensive

                3. Trophé Mourinho
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  This is probably true, wage caps are being introduced in the Chinese super league now. In theory they dont happen for another 2 year sor soemthing but most players will be taking a gigantic wage cut, many will be looking to return to the PL
                  I think the wage cap is 80k per week or something, some of these guys on like 300/400k a week, so expect an exodus of any talent from that league in the next couple of years

                  1. Trophé Mourinho
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    Oscar currently earns 25mil a year, the max wages for a year will be 3mil. 22mil pay cut lmao

                  2. HashAttack
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    Imagine having to scrape by with a measly 80K a week in a communist country

              2. Stormbringer22
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Would love it if he did! He is already their top goalscorer

              3. Silecro
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                oh the beauty...soucek as a ST

                1. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  More likely to be Diop

              4. Whazza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                25M is still good money for him (I know they payed a lot more). He doesn't suit the team.

            6. jammie26
                1 month, 20 days ago

                FFS had 10 players for GW18 without using a chip. Will lose another 3 if villa spurs is off.

                1. GuenDoozy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  11 players, losing 4.

              • Lindelol
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                I have three from Villa. It seems 2021 will be even more difficult for FPL

                1. bitm2007
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Especially for those of us who have also loaded up on Spurs for BGW18

              • Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                This potential spurs villa postponement actually makes my like a bit easier. Kane money can fund rashford in mid.