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How to cope with the highs and lows of this unpredictable FPL season

With so much uncertainty in Fantasy Premier League (FPL) right now, I think it is important to highlight that every season has rough and smooth moments.

I have certainly had my fair share of both so far and it will probably be helpful for you if I expand on the impact they had on my decision-making process.

After three green arrows in a row, I got a small red in Gameweek 17, which still leaves me very close to the top 10,000, so I really can’t complain about how things have gone so far. In fact, last season my overall ranking was around 600K after the festive period so I’m really happy that i managed to massively improve my mid-season ranking after struggling in the first half of 2019/20.

Both my captain Harry Kane (£11.0m) and his teammate Son Heung-min (£9.8m) justified my decision to put them in my wildcard team despite no double Gameweek for Tottenham. Delivering a total of 37 points against Leeds United, the Spurs duo basically carried my team in an otherwise disappointing showing from the rest of my players.

Since I’m going to activate my Free Hit chip in Gameweek 18, saving my free transfer was never an option, otherwise it would be lost as per the FPL rules. I considered selling Fabian Balbuena (£4.4m) after his no-show at St. Mary’s Stadium but, given the lack of decent alternatives, I decided to keep him, hoping he would regain his spot at the centre of West Ham’s defence in their trip to Goodison Park. 

However, David Moyes had other plans and, after two clean sheets in a row for the Hammers, Balbuena doesn’t seem to be nailed anymore and he will certainly be one of the weakest spots in my team ahead of the double Gameweek.

Since I was fairly happy with the rest of my squad, I decided to buy Ollie Watkins (£6.1m) for the third time this season (more on that later) and sell Che Adams (£6.1m). 

Even though I still consider Adams to be a decent option, I was a bit worried about Southampton’s attacking rotation now that Danny Ings (£8.3m) is back. At the same time, Watkins’ underlying numbers are considerably better than Adams’ and he always seems to play 90 minutes at the frontline of one of the most impressive attacking teams in the Premier League so far.

Despite his blank at Old Trafford, he keeps getting good chances to score and, with two great home matches in the Double Gameweek, I’m hoping he will finally live up to his potential.

MY SEASON’S ROUGHS AND SMOOTHS

Having almost reached mid-season and with the festive period already behind us, I think it’s a good time to look back and try to identify the success stories and the failures of my season so far and, hopefully, learn something from it. Let’s start with the bad news first:

ROUGHS

TIMO WERNER

Timo Werner (£9.2m) was one of the first names in my pre-season draft as soon as I knew he was priced at £9.5m. Having seen the levels he reached playing for RB Leipzig, there was no doubt in my mind that he would take the Premier League by storm, especially with a kind run of fixtures to start the season.

Even after a couple of poor performances from him, I wrote in my articles about my blinding faith that he would come good eventually. Well, that didn’t happen. I kept him in my team for the first twelve Gameweeks, until it became obvious that several other options were doing better for considerably less money.

He still averaged 4.8 points per match for me, which isn’t horrible but I was hoping for much more from someone who I thought would be almost essential in everyone’s team sooner or later. 

I mostly blame Frank Lampard for this failure but I also blame myself for not cutting ties with him sooner than I did. There is a fine line between patience and stubbornness in FPL and I think it’s important to learn to identify which is which.

TRENT ALEXANDER-ARNOLD

If someone had told me in pre-season that the Liverpool right-back would score a mere 21 points in the first eight Gameweeks, I would have had a hard time believing it. But Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.3m) only delivered an assist and one clean sheet until he got injured and sold ahead of Gameweek 9.

Despite these shocking returns from someone who used to be one of the best value picks in FPL, I don’t think I made a mistake in holding him and, before his injury, I was even planning to keep him as a differential for as long as possible. 

After all, he is still one of the most attacking full-backs in the league and plays for one of the strongest teams, even if the absence of Virgil van Dijk (£6.3m) means a severe hit in Liverpool’s clean sheet potential.

I went  without him on my Wildcard due to lack of funds (investment in expensive midfielders and forwards seems crucial right now) but I’m sure he will be back in my team sooner rather than later.

OLLIE WATKINS

As I mentioned above, Watkins is in my team for the third time already this season. Postponed matches and sudden double Gameweek announcements were the main factor for so much indecision from me but, at the same time, he is probably one of the most frustrating assets I have owned in several FPL seasons.

In the six Gameweeks I had Watkins in my team, he missed a penalty and countless chances to score, he had two disallowed goals due to marginal offsides spotted by VAR and still managed to deliver a double-digit haul after assisting three times against Crystal Palace.

For some reason, his body language doesn’t convince him yet and he is clearly lacking confidence in front of goal but priced at 6.1 million, nailed for 90 minutes and playing as the striker in a Jack Grealish team, I’m willing to be patient/stubborn with him for a bit longer.

SMOOTHS

SON HEUNG-MIN

The highest-scoring player in the game is the only one to be in my starting eleven in every Gameweek so far. Considerably underpriced in comparison with other expensive midfielders and rested in most Europa League matches, I never really found a reason to sell Son, not even in my recent wildcard.

His underlying expected numbers are not as good as some of the other more expensive options but Son is probably one of the most clinical finishers in the world. He has been crushing xG models for fun in the last four seasons and every time i see him preparing to shoot, I already know the likelihood of it being a goal is very high.

It’s likely I will have to sell him for Kevin De Bruyne (£11.7m) in the Double Gameweek though but it will certainly be more of a see you soon than a goodbye.

STUART DALLAS

After so many hours trying to figure out which of Stuart Dallas (£4.8m) or Luke Ayling (£4.5m) would be the best pick among Leeds defenders, it’s really nice to see that wasted time paying off. I knew there was a chance Dallas could play a few games out of position and his attacking output was excellent whenever he played as a central midfielder in the Championship.

At the same time, I noticed that Ayling played quite a few games as a centre-back, which would hurt his average expected points if Marcelo Bielsa decided to go that route again this season.

Alongside Son, Dallas is the only player I still have in my squad since Gameweek 1 and it’s fair to say he has been a success story. Even though I only had him eight times in my starting eleven, he managed to average 4.8 points per start in my team. To put it in perspective, that was Werner’s average too and the Chelsea forward was more than twice as expensive as Dallas at the start of the season.

SOUTHAMPTON DEFENSIVE DOUBLE-UP

After watching the Saints conceding five goals against Tottenham in Gameweek 2 in shocking fashion, I seriously regretted starting the season with both Alex McCarthy (£4.7m) and Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.8m). 

However, by Gameweek 15, Southampton accumulated six clean sheets and both of them averaged over four points per game started in my team, which is more than enough for such budget-friendly options.

This successful decision legitimates even more my long-time strategy of picking players based on their individual merit only, even if it sometimes means a defensive double-up. 

It may increase variance but what really matters is expected value and, often, the best defensive picks belong to the same team, because fixtures are such an important part of defenders expected points.

FREE HIT PLANS

With a full FA Cup round still to be played and a few matches in risk of being postponed, I haven’t started tinkering with my Free Hit team just yet. However, it seems likely that tripling up in Arsenal, Manchester United and Man City is the way to go for anyone who will use this chip in Gameweek 18.

I’m sure the usual suspects Bruno Fernandes (£11.3m) and De Bruyne will be in almost everyone’s teams and Arsenal offers some decent cheap enablers such as Kieran Tierney (£5.4m) or Bukayo Saka (£5.3m) but all it takes is one injury or one cancelled match to change our plans, so I prefer to wait until next week to try to field the best Free Hit team I possibly can.

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443 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 5 Years
    17 days, 16 hours ago

    Foots on (FA Cup and Prem anyway) for the next 16 days if it doesn’t get cancelled. Beautiful.

  2. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    17 days, 16 hours ago

    Just made a quick FH draft, doubt I’ll be using FH but here it is anyway, feel free to rip it apart

    Darlow
    AWB Cancelo Tierney
    KDB Sterling Bruno Son Saka
    Martial Lacazette

    Bench full of duds

    1. pavlev
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      Need some cover for cancellations

    2. zinaks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      have the same team, only dif is leno gk and wilson for lacazette... with playing subs

  3. seanie3
    • 9 Years
    17 days, 16 hours ago

    With Digne now back for Everton, will he be the one to start supplying the crosses for DCL to start scoring regularly again...

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      What matters is James finding Digne and Richarlson in the first place. That axis provides the bullets, Coleman side not so much...

      1. seanie3
        • 9 Years
        17 days, 14 hours ago

        No don’t agree, anyone can get the ball to dinge for him to put his good crossed in..

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      He was providing most of the assists for DCL before.

      Or as prefer to see it, scoring indirect goals off DCL

  4. jtreble
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    17 days, 15 hours ago

    Fábio Borges has never posted on FFS.

    1. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      You don't know that, maybe he's Fudgy

      1. Free Hat
        • 1 Year
        17 days, 15 hours ago

        😀

    2. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      Do you blame him? Trolls and people who would love it when he fails....

  5. Is Stones nailed?
    • 2 Years
    17 days, 15 hours ago

    Currently playing this with no FH assuming that Spurs vs Villa is off,

    No keeper
    Cancelo Stones Kilman
    KDB Bruno Stephens
    DCL Martial

    Considering a hit, Grealish to someone, would you go Rash and triple Utd attack? I'd lose Martial in 19 if I did. Triple City already and can only afford up to 10m.

    1. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      Dont fancy triple united attack away at burnley. I'd go for Saka

    2. Salarrivederci
      • 4 Years
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      How does your team look for DGW19? 🙂

      1. Is Stones nailed?
        • 2 Years
        17 days, 15 hours ago

        Better if I use my 2FTs rather than FH, something like

        Martinez* (probably one game against City unfortunately)
        Cancelo Stones Dallas Coufal
        KDB Bruno Son Grealish*
        Martial* Bamford

        DCL Kilman Stephens - Grealish and Martial will likely either be Rashford and Antonio or Salah/Antonio -4.

    3. Blzbobuk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      Wouldn’t hit out grealish for 1 week esp if I want him back soon(as that’s like a -8). rashford makes sense as he has dgw if you go that way. I would possibly hit for mci defence but you have them so maybe a manu defender. I wouldn’t hit for the arsenal players those of us with fh are getting. You have both captain potentials.

      With only 6 decent players personally I would free hit it but the 6 you have are strong. If you have Spurs assets and it isn’t properly called off I would decide very late as it could be Spurs vs villa reserves.

      1. Is Stones nailed?
        • 2 Years
        17 days, 15 hours ago

        The thing with Grealish is that he probably only plays City away in the next two GWs and I don't have money tied up in him which makes him the easiest to lose.

        1. Blzbobuk
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          17 days, 14 hours ago

          If he is out and you aren’t getting him back soon then it makes more sense - just borderline unless you really want Rashford going forward so I would wait until late as there may be injuries or more corona news etc.

  6. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    17 days, 15 hours ago

    Can Stones cover Cancelo?

    1. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      It depends how many points each one scores

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        17 days, 15 hours ago

        Genius

    2. ItOnlyTook9Years
      • 5 Years
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      Go for both?
      If they both play, likely to score similar

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        17 days, 15 hours ago

        Having KDB and Sterling, 1st 2 names on my FH

        1. ItOnlyTook9Years
          • 5 Years
          17 days, 15 hours ago

          Fair enough, stones is slightly less nailed, and there is a chance of a cancelo haul eventually. Probably be ok though

          1. elwardio
            • 9 Years
            17 days, 15 hours ago

            Very marginal I reckon. In one game cancelo has as much chance to be benched as stones? Keep an eye on fa cup line up

    3. elwardio
      • 9 Years
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      Cancelo marginally better chance but a coin flip in one match. Stones could easily stab one in or get a header and come away with 15pts

    4. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      I reckon their total score difference over the season will align with their price difference. Noticeable, but not shocking. Both worth their price

  7. evilfish
    • 5 Years
    17 days, 15 hours ago

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  8. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    17 days, 15 hours ago

    Martinez* ¦ Forster
    Maguire Holding Lascelles Taylor*
    Bruno KdB Saka
    Wilson Kane* Watkins*
    ¦ Salah* Coufal Soucek

    1.3 ITB, 1 FT

    Willing to take a hit & get in the likes of Dias/Sterling/Lacazette/DC-L/Martial/Jesus.

    Suggest a transfer, please?

  9. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    17 days, 15 hours ago

    Hi....is cancelo rotation risk now walker back healthy?

    May bring him in for dgw19 - but good chance he will only play 1 surely? Thanks

    1. Blzbobuk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      He has played both sides and with Walker in team. Pep roulette is always in play but check his starts and I think 9 starts in 10 so arguably more secure than the rest and integral to system, so it’s whether he needs a rest or not which only pep will know.

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        17 days, 15 hours ago

        Thanks

  10. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    17 days, 15 hours ago

    Came across this. If you're in this list you are probably an alright FPL manager:

    https://twitter.com/FPLresearch/status/1346904231945641987?s=20

    1. Salarrivederci
      • 4 Years
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      On it 😉
      Pretty high up too actually 😀

      1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
        • 11 Years
        17 days, 15 hours ago

        839th

        juuhuuuuuuu. get in. even with a break season

        1. Salarrivederci
          • 4 Years
          17 days, 15 hours ago

          Nice!
          5797 here. My fourth season.

    2. ItOnlyTook9Years
      • 5 Years
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      3271, if I can improve on my current OR I might jump a bit 😀

    3. fusen
      • 9 Years
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      Surprised, I'm 816 and thought I'd be lower. I'm something like 2000 in the FFS hall of fame so this doesn't seem to be including enough managers to be a proper full list

    4. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      Top 1,000 w00

    5. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      Nice, thanks. Top 300 actually

    6. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      Good to see my name there!

    7. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      50k haha
      Years of not paying attention have punished me

    8. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 11 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      I don't know about 'alright manager'. I am definitely on the slide.

    9. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      17 days, 10 hours ago

      Won’t load for me, and how does it show you as YOU? By username?

  11. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    17 days, 15 hours ago

    Has any posters on here had COVID?

    (Sorry to detract away from fpl)

    1. Salarrivederci
      • 4 Years
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      Me 🙂

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        17 days, 15 hours ago

        What’s it like?

        1. Salarrivederci
          • 4 Years
          17 days, 15 hours ago

          Well first of all I'm 28 years old.

          Sick for 3 days.

          First day I had a pretty bad headache.
          Also had pain in muscles and joints. Nothing severe but felt tired after a few minutes out of the bed.

          Second day the headache was gone. Still had pain in muscles and joints, but not as much as the first day.

          Third day I was a bit tired, but none of the above symptoms.

          The fourth, fifth and sixth day I stayed isolated at home, and I was completely free of symptoms.

    2. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      Currently awaiting test results but not to my knowledge yet.

    3. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      No, but my friend had it back in May. He had a fever, chills and cough for a week. Went for a run with him after he had recovered and his fitness had dipped completely, most likely owing to his lungs.

    4. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      Yup. Mild fever for two days, then some mild fatigue for a couple of weeks. What freaked me out was the complete loss of smell for ten days or so. But wasn’t that bad overall. Guess I was one of the luckier ones......

    5. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      17 days, 14 hours ago

      I haven't but my colleague (same age as me, 26), who is admittedly BAME (part Bangladeshi) contracted it early when the original lockdown started last March.

      Hospitalised. On a ventilator for weeks. Very close to dying.

      Thankfully he survived and is okay now - but stuff like this is why I actually take the restrictions so seriously. If someone my age can get it that bad, anyone could.

      Very annoying when out for a walk/food shop etc and there are so many people openly ignoring advice & doing as little as possible to look out for their fellow people.

  12. NateDogsCats
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      Starting to think my plan to just wing things with my team and not use FH (even with the likelihood of the Spurs game cancellation) is a little silly. I planned to lose Son from GW19 onwards so moved him to KDB and made 2 other transfers, but now with another few DGWs looming for Spurs at some point I'm starting to think that wasn't the best of ideas and I won't be able to afford getting Son back in (sold for 9.3, now 9.8). If I FH I'll naturally have him back next week and I can manage to make my other planned transfers too next week, but it means I'll be losing my FTs from this week and will be taking a -12 minimum next week.

      1. PlumaPiedra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        17 days, 15 hours ago

        Losing Son for the reason you mention is probably the worst thing I did. I can't see how I'm gonna get him back now.

    • MCM
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      Afternoon all (or morning/evening wherever you reside). Despite being an FPL manager for 10+ years I've always been reluctant to use the FH and BB chips so I have a question regarding FH...

      I have 2 FT's which I'd like to use to get players in for DGW19. If I can make these transfers now (albeit maybe foolishly considering future postponements etc) would I then be able to make a Free hit team after I make my 2 FT's without any penalties?

      Thanks in advance.

      1. Team Bobcat
        • 4 Years
        17 days, 15 hours ago

        Yes, team reverts back to pre this weeks tranfers again next week.

        And I think you would still also have your 2 free transfers still

        1. MCM
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          17 days, 15 hours ago

          Thanks again!

        2. Homer21
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          17 days, 15 hours ago

          Yes, but back to only a single FT

        3. Jimmers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          17 days, 15 hours ago

          No - you will only have 1 free transfer for DGW19 if you FH

      2. Black Knights
        • 8 Years
        17 days, 15 hours ago

        Your team will revert to GW17 team and you lose your 2FTs sadly. I’m in the same boat. Have 2FTs but getting closer to hitting FH and having 1FT on the other side.

        1. MCM
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          17 days, 15 hours ago

          Ahhh, well I've been building my team up for DGW19 anyway so losing a FT won't be that disappointing. Thanks for all the comments all.

    • Totalfootball
      • 4 Years
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      Any clarity on the villa tot game ?

      1. Olson
        • 6 Years
        17 days, 15 hours ago

        there would be a hot topic on this if it didn't benefit FFS to have the same question asked several thousand times. You can always just go straight to the tweets icon where any news like that will appear immediately

    • sergioaguero67
      • 5 Years
      17 days, 15 hours ago

      For GW18 ONLY

      Martial or Lacazette?

      I have Bruno and Saka in midfield
      Please help

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        17 days, 15 hours ago

        Laca

      2. azad
          17 days, 15 hours ago

          laca

      3. You've got red on you.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        17 days, 15 hours ago

        Planning for GW19. Which would you pick for DGW?

        a) Bednarek, Sterling, Rashford

        b) Dias, Salah, Grealish

        1. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          17 days, 15 hours ago

          B

        2. marcos11
            17 days, 15 hours ago

            B

          • CONNERS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            17 days, 15 hours ago

            With those fixtures, it's not out of the question that Sterling could be on for a massive haul.

            The question over Villa's games and who will be fit to play is another issue.

            I'd be tempted with A.

          • You've got red on you.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            17 days, 15 hours ago

            Team would then be:

            Martinez - Meslier
            Cancelo - Maguire - Dias - Dallas - Holding
            Salah - De Bruyne - Grealish - Fernandes - Soucek
            Antonio - Watkins - Bamford

        3. Team Bobcat
          • 4 Years
          17 days, 15 hours ago

          Burnley are gonna be no push over for Utd. Food for thought for those contemplating loading up on triple Utd this week. I fancy a clean sheet. Pope my punt

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            17 days, 15 hours ago

            Don't underestimate the most in form player in the league atm

          2. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            17 days, 15 hours ago

            Based on Burnley's impressive defensive statistics of late?

            Oh wait.

          3. CONNERS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            17 days, 15 hours ago

            I think it will be 0-2, something like that.

            Definitely think there's some merit in going defence-heavy though.

            I like the look of a 4-4-2, maybe even a 4-5-1.

            1. Team Bobcat
              • 4 Years
              17 days, 14 hours ago

              Defence heavy seems right. I might even go 541

              Maguire instead of Zaha. Zaha may be gold if he hauls as not many will pick him on FH. So too could a 0-0 ManU burnley game with double utd defence and pope. Anyway so many what if's

              1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                • 7 Years
                17 days, 14 hours ago

                Maguire 4 yellows

          4. Top Mark.S
            • 3 Years
            17 days, 15 hours ago

            Where is the food?

            You have made a statement and provided zero nourishment to back it up.

            Will be sticking with 3 United attackers until you put something real on the table.

            1. Team Bobcat
              • 4 Years
              17 days, 14 hours ago

              The food is Burnley at home, turf moor, organised defensive team. Game starts at 0 - 0

              1. Top Mark.S
                • 3 Years
                17 days, 14 hours ago

                Your first two titbits are the same. Your last one is true of every game and means we should have no money in any attack if games starting at 0 - 0 are bad for fpl attacks.

                So after "eating", still feeling very hungry.

          5. CONNERS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            17 days, 15 hours ago

            I think 2 attackers plus one def is optimal (Bruno, Rash and AWB).

            1. Team Bobcat
              • 4 Years
              17 days, 14 hours ago

              Could reward. No doubt but I will gamble on two only AWB being one as he should het a clean sheet. Maguire too maybe

        4. UKG
          • 10 Years
          17 days, 15 hours ago

          Is Aguero worth a punt? Or too soon.

          1. Ron_Swanson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            17 days, 15 hours ago

            see how he looks in the cup game. apparently he will start

          2. CONNERS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            17 days, 15 hours ago

            Would rather find the extra 1m and get Sterling tbh (assuming you already have KDB).

        5. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          17 days, 15 hours ago

          Interesting to go back and see my FPL predicted prices now that we're more or less halfway through the season.

          https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1tOXOHLkK5PaJPke_a7o4uQT707lDpKWAlr5y6VmcXU4/edit?usp=sharing

          This was a really good exercise and one I'll do next season as well. I predicted the prices of players before they came out. Just my own ratings pre-season before prices were announced.

          Forwards in general were all about 0.5m cheaper across the board than expected.

          Son at 9.0m was so obviously a steal though. I'm disappointed I decided to pick Alli over him to start the season. What a disaster that was.

          1. PlumaPiedra
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            17 days, 15 hours ago

            Access Denied :sob:

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              17 days, 14 hours ago

              Fixed!

          2. A.J.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            17 days, 14 hours ago

            I started with Alli as well. It was an unintended stroke of genius as it turned out. Went straight to Hamez which worked out great for his fine run.

        6. Team Bobcat
          • 4 Years
          17 days, 15 hours ago

          No choice now but to free hit. I am going to assume that villa sputs is off even if no nees before deadline. 1ft

          Have only the following playing.

          Dias Holding
          Bruno Greenwood Saka

          Pope
          AWB Fernandes Dias Tierney
          Auba Sterling KDB Bruno Zaha
          Wilson

          Dud Lowton Fabio Brewster

          No brainer really

          1. CONNERS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            17 days, 14 hours ago

            Probably a good choice.

            I think people who're saying they'll manage with 6 or 7 are taking a big risk. Could end up with 3 or 4 the way things are going.

            I will use FH with full playing bench.

            1. Team Bobcat
              • 4 Years
              17 days, 14 hours ago

              I read a poster who said no one knows what will happen in the coming weeks withouf teams and the league. Why spare the FH if your team needs it now

            2. tropicain
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              17 days, 14 hours ago

              Right. And they will be out of the Cup for sure...

        7. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          17 days, 15 hours ago

          Have KDB and Bruno. Planning to move Son out for a BGW and DGWer. Who would you pick:

          A) Sterling
          B) Rashford
          C) Someone else

          1. CONNERS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            17 days, 14 hours ago

            A - Sterling looks a great pick for the next 3. May even capt him for the DGW.

        8. CONNERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          17 days, 14 hours ago

          Make that next 6!

          1. CONNERS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            17 days, 14 hours ago

            (Reply fail to above)

        9. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          17 days, 14 hours ago

          Those who had planned to save FH and sti don't want to play it (assuming Spurs Villa is off), what points hit will you take to keep the FH for a later and how many players will you have?

          Looks like it'll be -4 for 8 players for me

          1. Ron_Swanson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            17 days, 14 hours ago

            Ill probably play with 6 for -4

            1. Mr. O'Connell
              • 8 Years
              17 days, 14 hours ago

              Whos the 6?

              1. Ron_Swanson
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                17 days, 13 hours ago

                Cancelo, Dias, Holding, Smith Rowe, Fernandes, KdB

          2. Da Rude Sandstorm
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            17 days, 14 hours ago

            I have 8 atm, considering taking -4, then I get 11, have 2FT atm

          3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
            • 11 Years
            17 days, 14 hours ago

            I honestly have no idea what to do - 1.2m itb - already did Fernandes in for Salah.

            If no games are canceled I will have 9 players plus Brewster. If Villa and Spurs is off I will be missing 5 players.
            So that will be leaving with 4 players plus Brewster. Basically in dire straits.

            I was happy enough with my team for future gamweeks.
            I suppose I could get AWB instead of Dier.
            But considering I already got Fernandes in for Salah if I took two three more transfers suddenly - using the FH looks like a better option.

          4. grumpyman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            17 days, 13 hours ago

            6, with a -4. Think I have to free hit now 🙁

        10. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          17 days, 14 hours ago

          Imagine Free Hit wasn't a chip yet, and it was still something like All Out Attack instead.

          Do you reckon people would be using Wildcards to navigate these postponements, or accepting the blanks (with 1-2 hits) & saving wildcard for a more favourable time?