Chip Strategy

What chip strategy are FFS users planning for Blank Gameweek 18?

Nearly half of Fantasy Football Scout voters are contemplating the Free Hit in Blank Gameweek 18.

In our recent poll, 45.0% revealed that they would be pulling the trigger on a one-week-only Wildcard squad.

Specifically, they explained they would be playing the Free Hit regardless of any changing circumstances to their teams.

Results as of Friday morning

By comparison, just under 2.0% of our voters indicated they would only use the chip if their squad sustained more injuries or suffered from more coronavirus (COVID-19) postponements.

That certainly suggests the Free Hit could receive additional attention from members of the community on Tuesday considering recent events in the football world. 

It will be interesting to see what these managers do about 2020/21’s latest Fantasy Premier League curveball.

Ahead of participating in Blank Gameweek 18, Aston Villa revealed on Thursday that a coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak had occurred at their training ground.

‘A large number’ of first-team players and staff tested positive in the most recent round of tests, forcing the premises to be closed on Thursday morning.

That put paid to first-team training ahead of Villa’s FA Cup match with Liverpool, scheduled for the evening of Friday, January 7.

As things stand, the tie is going ahead with Aston Villa’s Under-23s filling in for the first-team, provided they test negative.

Blank and Double Gameweek audition for Man United and Aston Villa

What impact that will have on Blank Gameweek 18 remains to be seen. 

The postponement of Spurs’ visit to Villa Park could drastically change the look of Free Hit squads. Or it could even force more managers to play the chip than before.

Son Heung-min (£9.8m) and Harry Kane (£11.0m) still sit in 63.5% and 44.8% of Fantasy squads worldwide while 38.1% own Jack Grealish (£7.7m) and 29.9% hold Emiliano Martínez (£5.0m).

Uncertainty reigns though. A postponement would wipe out all those popular assets from the list of active players while a similar arrangement to tonight’s FA Cup game could intensify interest in Spurs assets.

Kevin De Bruyne (£11.7m) and Bruno Fernandes (£11.3m) are the two most-talked-up captains for Blank Gameweek 18 but Kane and Son would surely come into the conversation if they face Villa’s youth team instead.

Result on Thursday morning

We can see that there was a slight change in the voting patterns between Thursday and Friday morning; before and after the news of Villa’s COVID-19 outbreak.

The differences are subtle, perhaps because of the remaining uncertainty, but, comparing the two sets of data, we saw an increase of 0.8 percentage points supporting the Free Hit (regardless) option between Thursday and Friday.

Tellingly, there was a decrease of 1.2 percentage points among those planning to handle Blank Gameweek 18 with free transfers (no hits).

We saw a similar drop in the category of free transfers (one hit) while there was an increase of 0.2 percentage points for those prepared to take two or more hits.

It is still worth considering the relatively sizeable chunk of Fantasy Football Scout voters hoping to tackle Blank Gameweek 18 without a chip.

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Even after the uncertainty surrounding Aston Villa’s involvement, 47.6% of our voters are planning to use only free transfers between now and Tuesday’s deadline, although there is some disparity in terms of propensity to take hits within that.

Either way, that overall total is higher than the number who selected the ‘Free Hit regardless’ option and is at a similar level to the total when we combine these voters with those pulling the Free Hit in the event of more postponements and/or injuries.

This fact is an important element for Fantasy managers to consider for this Gameweek.

We are, admittedly, focussing on a relatively small sample size here compared to the rest of the world, although knowing what the more enthusiastic managers are doing, of which we have many here on the site, is useful information.

And what we are seeing is an indication that a large number of managers are hoping to avoid using their Free Hit if possible.

The news came on the same day that Southampton’s third-round FA Cup tie with Shrewsbury was postponed.

Following a significant number of Shrews players and staff testing positive for COVID-19, they have not trained all week after closing their facilities for 10 days.

The FA’s professional game board is to decide when the fixture will be rearranged for “early next week” but as the pile-up continues, authorities are starting to run out of free slots between now and the end of the campaign.

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773 Comments Post a Comment
  1. dylano21
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    What about this WC-Team ? Have no playing Spurs or Villa-players as they will miss 1 or even 2 Games probably.

    Leno Martinez
    Dias Cancelo AWB Coufal Saiss
    KDB Fernandes Rashford Neto Soucek
    Lacazette Wilson Bamford

    1.4 itb.
    If there is positiv News for Villa I would change Leno, Neto, Lacazette for Mccarthy, Son, Watkins

    Looking to bb in 19 if Covid allows it

    Wilson will become a dgw striker like Antonio, Adams, Wood

  2. No Salah
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Considering spurs game is postponed, With a -4 I can get 7 players for gw 18

    3 City, 3 Utd and Wilson

    Still planning to hold on to FH. Madness?

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Not mad, won’t be many people with triple city and triple United who aren’t on fh or wc

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Not at all. I would save the FH if you can get 7 out

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

      Im doing same if game off

      Bellerin
      Awb
      Diad
      Kdb
      Sterling
      Rashford
      Saka

    4. No Salah
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Thanks all.

      The 7 are:

      DeGea
      Cancelo Stones
      KDB Bruno Rashford
      Wilson

  3. wasp3000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    First attempt at FH team....and yes I have already hit the button 🙁

    Feel I only need 1 Spurs.

    Leno (Sanchez)
    AWB Cancelo Dias Tierney (Mitchell)
    KDB (C) Bruno (vc) Rashford Son (Stephens)
    Lacazette Wilson (Brewster)

    If Villa Spurs off I think I'll have to punt on Sterling and go Leno to Darlow, Dias to Holding

    Thoughts?

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I think you shouldn’t have hit the button

      Looks good to me though if those are the fixtures which go ahead.

      Integrating you are going 4-4-2. I’d have thought a 5th midfielder or a 3rd striker would have more potential than Mr 6 points ‘Dias’

      1. FPL.team
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Agree that I'd probably rather go 3 at the back to try and attack the FH as aggresively as possible. Dias doesn't generally score above 6 at most.

      2. wasp3000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Agree I shouldn't have hit it but my TV is so low I took the gamble to get all price changes.

        I looked into the 5th mid or 3rd striker and just wasn't gone on any of them to be honest. I mean Saka is great value long term but not sure on a 1week punt in a FH.

        As for the FW's, pure toilet.

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Where is Gudmundsson ? 😆

      Brilliant team that

      1. wasp3000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        My old pal Gudmundsson, how i miss him 🙂

    3. Pegboy
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Needs a stronger bench, but quite fancy the 4-4-2 myself. Dias feels a better bet than Saka for example.

  4. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Just going to FH 2 hrs before New Shu game and fill the team with 3 defs from each side

    Both teams scoring in 1 match is impossible

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      The classic 6 defenders team - this is the value add content I come here for

      1. Black Knights
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        GK + 5 Defs?

        1. popey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          that 0-0 would be so glorious. horrendous to watch mind

    2. Yes Ndidi
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      That scenario has occurred to me as well. It's got 0-0 all over it. Or even scenes of Derby County 07-08.

  5. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    This place has descended into chaos. Guys running around calling each other dumb or trying to convince us all that footballers are going to infect everyone with Covid. Next time I visit I'm bringing popcorn.

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      This Is The Way

    2. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Welcome to the dark side

    3. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Made a similar comment on the previous page. Feel like every time I visit the site something new is going on and people are flapping because of the next drama this season has brought us!

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

      Are you Terrell Owens in disguise?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3SdjqNz85M

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Great WIde Reciever.

        I prefer the Skittle celebration by the Beast.

    5. Olson
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      'dumb suggestion'. Thanks, not exactly running around calling each other dumb but I hope you're enjoying stirring the pot and being hyperbolic about descensions into 'chaos'

      1. FPL.team
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        It's ok I still love you regardless.

        1. Olson
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          i apologise if i was rude. i felt like an extreme and silly suggestion was being assigned to me. i may have read thst wrong, it happens. so, sorry

          1. FPL.team
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Nah mate no need to apologise. As everything else at the moment it's been blown way out of proportion!

      2. Black Knights
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        This site is 90% hyperbole and 10% RMTs. It's the life.

        1. Gazwaz80
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 11 days ago

          I’ve told you a million times not to use that word 😉

  6. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    What is the best option for this team - FH or WC if you are TCing in 19

    Martinez Areola

    Semedo Keane Stones Dallas Coufal

    Son Fernandes Grealish Lookman Salah

    Bamford Rodrigo Firmino

    1FT 0.3 ITB

  7. Amey
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    I'm going to watch FC cup game vs Watford, Because ....
    I have a feeling Football will get stopped again ... 🙁

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

    Snodgrass will be quality in the Championship next season.

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Done deal ?

    2. Black Knights
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      'The biggest head in the Premier League' is back. Will give Jeff Hendrick a run for his money, that's for sure.

      Wonder if they cut the necks on the shirts differently for these two?

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

        This makes no sense to me...

        1. Black Knights
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          I'm saying he's got a giant head. As has Jeff Hendrick at Newcastle.

          1. Black Knights
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            They're so disproportionately large that they sometimes look like they've been badly photoshopped onto their bodies.

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

              Oh, ok.

  9. jayzico
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    What's all this chat of a BGW 18 for Spurs. It ain't showing up on the My Team page? Is it just heresay?

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Nothing official. Villa have a Covid outbreak so potential cancellation of the Spurs v Villa game in 18

      1. jayzico
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Cheers

  10. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Hows she looking, Fh-

    Leno
    Cancelo Stones Tierney
    Grealish Rasford Bruno KDB Son
    Wilson Laca

    4.0 Lascelles Mitchell Davis

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

      Lovely

    2. Pegboy
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I'd want at least two strong subs if I was keeping Grealish and Son. Probably three.

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

        hoping to know before the deadline if that game is going ahead or not

  11. aapoman
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    If Spurs v Villa is canceled and Spurs don't play against Fulham that week I'll only have triple City + 2 other players for gw18... Think I'll actually prefer WC at that point rather than free hit.

    1. SuperG
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Me too

    2. Davros
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Why wouldn’t spurs play against Fulham? Thought it was villa with the positive tests?

  12. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    For all the talk of cancellation, I think the PL continuing makes sense. The Govt aren't going to bail out football teams and there's an imperative for the PL to keep delivering at all costs to meet their TV deals. People talk about public sentiment being negative but the international markets are just as important and that is less of an issue there. If they start enforcing bans for Covid breaches, get over the post-Xmas bump, they can get through this.

    With that said, I think the FA Cup going ahead is lunacy. No fans & gate receipts for lower league. No significant TV revenue to prop up. No purpose, but a huge risk given the state of the lower leagues and the current surge in the PL. Would be the perfect time for natural 10 day break and to create less congestion later in the season. Huge lack of leadership within the FA.

    1. Black Knights
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Would open up windows to rearrange postponed league games into too.

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

      This is close to word perfect. Agree entirely.

    3. Pegboy
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Significant TV revenue for FA though, and the PL isn't going to fill the gap.

    4. Kane and Ablett
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Agree, just need to add 3 game bans for first COVID protocols breach, 10 for second, one year ban for third, there’s too much at stake .

    5. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Just exclude PL teams from FA Cup (or cancel it in entirety) and put a 10-14 days circuit-breaker for PL, still not too late..

      1. Rains of Castamere
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Can't do that, I've played my WC

      2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        The FA Cup could be played in pre-season and the start of next season, or even started later this season if the coast clears and then finished the start of next season.

      3. Amey
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Agree

      4. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 11 days ago

        How about scrap the cup until things get back to normal. It’s far from a priority

    6. Twister Sunday
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I currently have 2 FT, if I free hit in GW18 will I still have 2 FT for GW19?

      1. Black Knights
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Nope. FH resets FTs the same way WCs do.

        1. Twister Sunday
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Thought that might be the case, cheers for the info

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

        You lose the extra transfers if you free hit.

        I have 2FT too so I’m not using my FH. I may be able to put out 9 or 10 players, which will do for me.

        1. Twister Sunday
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          The wildcard is looking the best route, have 5 involved in Villa-Spurs. If postponed I'm left with 4 + 2FT!

          1. Black Knights
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            I also have 5 from Villa Spurs, have 2FTs and would go down to 6 if it's off. Why do you think WC is better than FH?

            1. Black Knights
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              *6 + 2FTs, but not dissimilar. FH could just tidy us up for 18 then go back to normal from 19? Or do you not have many DGWers?

    7. Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Bottomed on last page...

      Slightly off topic.. but has anyone played Football Manager 2021 yet?

      1. Rains of Castamere
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Yes... it's still very good but to be honest after a month I pretty much stopped playing. Always get an initial urge that fades quite quickly. Found it quite easy, in seasons 2, 3 and 4 I was winning the Champions League with Real Sociedad.

      2. Black Knights
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Are games getting postponed in that too?

        1. Rains of Castamere
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          You should see the fixture congestion due to the winter Qatar World Cup... would make Ben Crellin reach for the Valium.

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Haha

    8. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      DCL injured now?? nice

      get innn 4 players non fh team for GW 18 😉

      1. Hryszko
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        ???? Where have you heard this, I'm down to 5 players hahaha

      2. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Rested only I believe

      3. FPL.team
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Ancelotti confirmed DCL is not injured and just being given a rest.

      4. Studs Up
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Ancelotti said not available for FA cup....nothing about injury

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          If he said "Not available" then thats not a rest

          1. FPL.team
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            "Carlo confirms Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin and Pickford are being rested for tomorrow" https://twitter.com/Adam_Jones94/status/1347547725911494657

    9. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      No FH18/BB DGW19 plans in tatters now.

      A break would actually come as some relief for me personally, FPL has become less and less fun with all the chaos of postponements/cancellations etc

      1. FPL.team
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I'm still trying to work out if I'm finding this chaos fun or not. It certainly gives me something to focus on during lockdown but I don't know if in a good way or not!

      2. Kane and Ablett
          3 months, 11 days ago

          FPL has never been ‘fun’ for me, just differing levels of anguish and a welcome distraction

        • Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Bit of unpredictability doesn’t hurt. We aren’t casuals on here afterall

      3. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Aguero is by far the highest chance to score again in gw18, 59% chance...

        Think people have completely disregarded him too quickly

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          You buy him then!

          See? Not so easy when he hasn't started a game yet...

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Lol should’ve specified on FH only. That man is not going anywhere near my real team

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Even on FH. He takes up a precious City spot. Is anyone really gonna risk a last minute cameo or a full benching of a 10m+ player?

              1. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 11 days ago

                You’re right it’s risky... Can’t be no worse of a shout than Auba though

        2. doher.ty
            3 months, 11 days ago

            He hasn't started a game in months, it's not as easy as saying he has the highest chance, he has no form and is very expensive.

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 11 days ago

              He literally does have the highest chance according to the bookies

              1. FPL.team
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Bookies odds are based on him starting though aren't they?

          • Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Misleading percentages as they imply he will start and play the whole game.

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Thought it was just start? Surely if he gets subbed off early they don’t void all bets...

              1. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                They dont void them, no, but the odds assume they play the entire game. One of the reasons why goalscorer odds are a mugs bet.

          • Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Think most people will be looking double city def on free hit, so it’s kdb or aguero

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Most? Think most would be looking at double attack considering the way Brighton attack games

              1. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Possibly, so you get kdb and sterling....

        3. SilentLemonMan
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Noob question: I've made 2 transfers for BGW18 (with DGW19 in mind) and taken a -4 hit.

            If villa spurs is cancelled and I have to free hit this week, will I lose the two transfers I've already made when my team reverts back to my non-FH team?

            1. Black Knights
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Yes you'll lose them, and the -4.

              1. SilentLemonMan
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  ah, great... fpl punishing my love of tinkering

            2. unitednations
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              If Spurs Villa is off, i go from 10 to 7 players with 2FTs. Issue is that the 7 includes Taylor(mun and injured) and Burke (garbage)

              Taylor Cancelo Stones
              Bruno Kdb Burke
              DCL

              Free hit or take a 1 hit to get 10 out? well effectively 8 with taylor/burke

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

              Vardy flagged why?

              1. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Because he’s too old

            4. HollywoodXI
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              I can honestly say that if football is completely cancelled my mental health would really suffer. Without playing football, playing other sport, going to the gym, physically going to work, seeing colleagues and friends/family and having to home school a child, look after a newborn baby and still work (as is my wife), football and FPL is really important in terms of staying sane!

              1. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Don’t worry, the sophisticated convo on here will continue

                On a serious note I’m really hoping it’s not cancelled either

              2. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                I recommend setting up a beers and games night over hangouts/zoom whatever with the lads!

                I also really missed going to the gym initially but theres actually a ton of good home workout channels on youtube for body weight exercises etc which is a decent replacement. Doubt Ill go back to the real gym tbh!

                1. UNDERWORLD7
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  Ahh proper gym any day for me over home workout (even though I am a big fan of home workout plans). Zoom is good though I agree, friends and quizzes etc

                  1. Brosstan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    Ive just realized the threshold for me is so much lower at home to actually get a session going, and I can actually get some really good workouts in even without the gym equipment. But I understand why someone would rather get out of the house.

                    I miss my climbing gym though, no replacement for that at home..

                    1. UNDERWORLD7
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 11 days ago

                      Yeah that’s all good, I think the gym for me is I’m more determined when I’m there. I did home workouts and HIIT’s for years but when I went back to the gym I liked that a whole lot more. Plus because I go Village Gym (or used to) you can track competitions on the onscreen monitor between yourself and others. That mixed with classes just makes it that more socially enjoyable for me I guess.
                      Certainly no replacement at home for climbing though for sure, I’ve often wanted to try that myself, sounds cool.

                    2. Do I Not Like Orange
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 11 days ago

                      I agree, I've been lifting weights in gyms 3-5 times a week for night on 20 years, but I'm a very persuaded convert to bodyweight training after this year.

              3. Baines on Toast...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Never thought I'd get into it but quite enjoyed running this year in the absence of gyms - tracking it on Strava etc at least gave some form of tangible progression/competition even if it's a different sort, and it's a great way to just forget about things for a while.

              4. Top Dog
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Completely agree Hollywood. As crazy as it sounds FPL is the one thing that allows me to switch off from all the challenges.

              5. JOELIO8701
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                I do agree that people should consider that aspect about trying to keep FPL safely going rather than seeing it as special treatment for prem. I know we're a small niche vs whole population but FPL and Prem really does give us something to look forward to and focus on. I do appreciate though that infections are getting insane now so maybe we will see it postponed for a while. I think they'll need to think about cancelling Euros pretty soon tbh - are we really gonna be in a position for that in Europe by the summer?

                1. JOELIO8701
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  *keeping PL going (not fpl lol)

                  1. Brosstan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    Lets be real the only good reason to keep the PL going is FPL

            5. L'Aeroplanino
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Snodgrass wagon

            6. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Thinking of taking a hit to field 7 in BGW. One of the players I am planning to transfer out is Kane who I had planned to move out in 19 for Vardy. With Vardy not playing in 18, which other forward is a decent option? Martial has picked up a bit over the past few GWs. A punt on him or someone else?

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

                Kane out gw19 was my plan but im struggling to find a kane replacement for 18 so im keeping. going son to sterling

                1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  I agree. Its almost impossible to find a suitable replacement for him. Son is an option too for me. But I plan to keep him long term. Much better value than Kane. But if push comes to shove, Rashford can be a decent option too.

            7. AzzaroMax99
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Which ManU def to get?

              1. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Maguire

                1. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  Nailed, not a permacrock, some goal threat.

                  1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    On 4 yellow cards though I think

              2. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Wouldn’t want any of us tbf

            8. Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              UK Reports 68,053 More Covid-19 Cases
              1,325 New Virus Deaths, Most Since Pandemic Began

            9. KnightSlayer
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              What to do.
              If villa v spurs called off you need to have none of there players.
              If it is on then villa may field U23 team and you will want triple spurs and captain or even triple captain spurs.

              1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                There is no way they will field an u23 side imo.

              2. WE GO FOR IT
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Zero chance of PL forcing them to field U23 players. It's either cancelled or played with the first team.

            10. Tomson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Draft Question;
              if I drop players for GW18 (which ends Jan14), GW19 (starts Jan15) - will my opponents in league be able to get those players I dropped in Waivers? Or because of such short period of time between GameWeeks, all dropped players will go straight to FreeAgents?
              Thank you

            11. Gazwaz80
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Over 40 new cases in prem, 112 in EFL....

              1. TheDragon
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Everything’s fine

                1. Gazwaz80
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  We shall see 😉

            12. Mufc202020
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Do we think stones and dias partnership is nailed on now??