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There are big prizes to be won in FanTeam‘s latest Midweek Monster – their own version of the upcoming Fantasy Premier League Free Hit mayhem.

There is a €50,000 prize pool in the Gameweek 18 round with the outright winner set to take home €5,000.

There are a total of 3,500 entry slots to be claimed, which can be all yours for a buy-in of €20.00.

And with fewer matches than usual this time around, it’s much easier to go into Gameweek 18 without worrying who you have decided to omit from your squad.

How does FanTeam’s scoring work?

FPL managers looking for a way to make their knowledge pay are sure to enjoy FanTeam‘s Gameweek 18 €50,000 Midweek Monster.

It is effectively a Free Hit competition, which runs every week. So if you’re confident in the temporary squad you’ve built in FPL, why not test it against other FanTeam managers too?

As you can see from the information above, there are a number of similarities between FPL and FanTeam in terms of scoring for various positions registering different attacking and defensive returns.

While there are no bonus points, there are some interesting differences in terms of deductions, which include losing points for giving away penalties and free-kicks that are scored directly.

Meanwhile, there are additional adjustments depending on the result, players earning or losing points depending on whether or not their spell on the pitch saw their side winning or losing.

WHO ARE THE KEY PLAYERS THIS WEEK?

My entry for the Midweek Monster involves a big focus on the expensive attacking players, especially those on offer at Arsenal.

Alexandre Lacazette (€13.3m) has four goals in his last four matches while only one Premier League player has registered more shots on target in that time too.

I fancy Emile Smith Rowe (€11.4m) to help create the Frenchman’s chances against Crystal Palace, who have just two clean sheets this season.

The midfield man has created six chances in the last four matches, bested only by Kieran Tierney during that time among Arsenal assets.

Kevin De Bruyne (€15.0m) could be a false nine again against Brighton, who strike me as the sort of side who won’t sit back and defend their penalty box in a deep block at the Etihad Stadium.

The Belgian has five attacking returns in his last five at home in the Premier League.

Bruno Fernandes (€14.0m) is an incredibly reliable asset away from home in the league this season. In seven road trips thus far, the Manchester United man has six goals and five assists.

Meanwhile, Burnley have conceded more than three times in three of their four meetings with the so-called ‘big seven’ this season (Leicester, Chelsea, Manchester City).

Sheffield United are the only side without a clean sheet in the Premier League this season, so I expect Callum Wilson (€9.0m) to enjoy Tuesday’s trip to Bramall Lane.

The Newcastle forward has two goals and two assists in his last four Premier League matches against sides in the bottom half of the table.

Meanwhile, Sheffield United remain the division’s lowest scorers so DeAndre Yedlin (€6.2m) is someone I’m willing to take a chance on for a clean sheet.

I certainly don’t think Robert Sanchez (€4.6m) or Joël Veltman (€3.9m) will keep one against Manchester City but their prices, considering their high chances of starting, were too good to ignore when looking to make allowances for more lavish spending elsewhere.

However, I am expecting big things from Romain Saïss (€7.9m). While Wolves have struggled for clean sheets recently, their Moroccan international has provided excellent goal threat.

Over his last four matches, no FPL defender has registered more shots in the box, his four efforts on target also the best in his positional classification.

Those numbers have produced two goals in that time, while Everton are in the bottom four for headed attempts on goal conceded since Gameweek 14.

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499 Comments Post a Comment
  1. CasaBanter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    I realise we need to play what’s in front of us, but I haven’t played FPL in six years.

    Over the last few years in BGWs, what’s the fewest number of games that have occurred in a week?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Don't know, but this one seems pretty bad.

      1. Rinseboy
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I would say this one is pretty good compared to other years.City Utdand Ars all with good fixtures

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          You are quite right, despite (or because of) spending an unhealthy amount of time on here I had in my mind the original fixtures before additions (and now likely subtractions)

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

          Thank you.

          Seems like there’s a better than 50/50 risk that there will be a more restrictive BGW later in the season?

    2. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      One week it was 4 games, one where Salah scored 4 and 1 assist. That is the lowest i remember

  2. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    On WC who is the best Man U DF to have?

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      On wc myself and think I’m going to play safe and get McGuire, I know there is the yellow card thing but he is 100% nailed, not injury prone and will get some a goal or 2 as well

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

      Club captain Maguire.

    3. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      How yours looking?

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        WC

        Pope Martinez
        Cancelo Dias Dallas Tierney Coufal
        De Bruyne Fernandes Rashford Smith-Rowe Soucek
        Lacazette Wilson Bamford

        Plan Ings/Salah in for 19 and TC

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

          You will have 10 players in GW18?

          1. Warby84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            I was going to get fernandez in for Dallas but not sure.. Think Dallas has a higher ceiling for 19

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

              Yeah I have Yedlin/Clark cause they play but think I’d rather have Dallas in for GW19 at the cost of having 10 players in GW18

              1. Warby84
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                The only issue is 19 I would have to bench Tierney and Wilson ESR.. And TC De Bruyne otherwise I would be tempted to play Tierney on form..

          2. Warby84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Who would you get 4.7/4.8 max

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

              Toon defender but I don’t love it

        2. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Mine is very similar

          Pope or Martinez and Johnston
          Cancel stone holding couf McGuire
          Bruno kdb rash saka souceck
          Laca Wilson bamford

          Same plans as well except I will BB

          1. Warby84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            I had Holding but want Tierney long term now, looks great..

            1. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Yep tierny is great but with Cancelo, stones and McGuire I will not play him enough to justify 5.4

    4. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Maguire only option (or DDG)

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Why is AWB not an option, rested and not on 4 yellows? Can we really see Maguire getting through next 2 including Pool without a booking. Not for me personally nailed or not...

        1. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Wan B has limited attacking, but if Utd get clean sheets he is highly likely to get bonus due to the high amount of tackles made.. So yes he is an option

    5. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I have only contemplated De Gea as I want Tierney and dbl Mcy defence

  3. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Morning. Please can I have a view on this free hit team?

    Ddg
    Cancelo tierney saiss (clark Mitchell)
    Kdb Sterling Bruno rashford saka
    Lacasette wilson (brewster)

    Thanks

    1. Sotamendi84
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      no spurs?

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

        Covid cancellation risk

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

      Get Darlow in goal

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Great team

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

        Thanks guys.

        I'm assuming spurs vs villa will be off

        Have gone ddg in goal just in case dubravka starts ahead of darlow.... (although I'd prefer the darlow and maguire option)

        Thanks

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

          Unless Darlow has an illness/injury (and there's no suggestion of that), Dubravka isn't going to be ahead of him next week.

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

            Thanks

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

      I'd start Clark over Saiss - Wolves keeping v few clean sheets. Otherwise, excellent.

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

        Thanks. Yes, that is very much for consideration

    5. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      About as good as it can be bar finding a spot for Luís Cavaco

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

        Triple captain cavaco!!

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

          What a player he was for us. Happy memories!!

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

            Best striker since To Maderia!

            1. The 12th Man
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Legend

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

            Excited about tomorrow mate. Love seeing the club achieving national coverage!

    6. Jdpz
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Great team.

  4. estheblessed
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Can someone break down which chip strategy they think is the best and why?
    I'm currently thinking FH this BGW and then a -4pts hit for DGW to get 11 double players.

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

      Depends on your squad - and covid cancellation dangers. Whatever you decide, don't finalise anything until minutes before the deadline.

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Was planning on no-chipping over these two, but looks like what you have suggested is the way I'll be reluctantly going

      1. gogs67
          1 month, 20 days ago

          If you're reluctant then don't do it, go with how you feel.

    3. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      If Spurs play then if I go: Lloris Son Kane
      If they don't play then I go: De Gea Rashford Richarlison

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

        What if we don’t find out until after deadline? You going with the latter to play safe?

        1. Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          We will know by Monday night but If we not then I will go safe

    4. KnightSlayer
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      If Aston Villa , do not play spurs
      They may also miss games in the Double Game week which will affect who to Captain or TC

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

      Is there still a chance of the Southampton match being playing in GW18?

      I haven’t seen anything on this..

      1. kime67
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Nah. would come on too short notice i think.

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

          Cheers.

    6. kime67
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Should we avoid spurs on free hit? Im pretty sure we wont know anything before deadline. I mean we know there is a risk.

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Yes. Or have enough quality on the bench.

      2. KnightSlayer
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Probably will not play

        If they do it will be a hard match

        They will not play there U23 - imo

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

        Yeh, too risky for me. You could risk a Dier, maybe.

    7. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Planning to transfer out both Spurs if 18 does not happen for them. gives me three options. Which one do I pick:

      A) Martial, Saka, Stones
      B) Martial, ESR, Cancelo
      C) Davis, Rashford, Stones

      All three options give me 7 in BGW and 11 in DGW

      Thanks!

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        B

      2. sunzip14
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        A

      3. John Nerdelbaum
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        How would C give you the same number as the others as Davis doesn't play

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          C would have Laca up top only for 18. Becomes Vardy in 19. All three options will have Vardy in 19. A and B will be 3 4 3 in 19 with Saka/ ESR on bench. C will be 3 5 2 in 19 with Davis on bench.

      4. One Wheels Enough
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        stay away from Ole's frogs...

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Hate to say it but they are the form team; and have excellent fixtures.

          1. One Wheels Enough
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Pog and Tony are a bit too humpy tho...

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Rashford waiting to explode.

    8. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Has anyone discussed the A. Villa Spurs game?

      1. sunzip14
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Has anyone discussed anything besides that? 😉

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

        Is there one?

      3. Poetry in motion
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Nah, only talk on here the last couple of days been about the mighty Chorley win in the FA cup

    9. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      From 'don't do any moves last minute' to 'whatever you do, do it just before the deadline' 😀

      1. KnightSlayer
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Depends if you on Wildcard or Free hit chip - they are both have Free Transfers
        Unlimited this is what is my screen for Free hit chip.

        If you doing a normal transfer then a player can get injured or ill so would be waste.

      2. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Only situation activating early is bad is if the whole thing is cancelled

      3. One Wheels Enough
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        If it all get cancelled then who cares... an early button has allowed me a squad that would now be 1.1M too much

        1. sunzip14
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Has there been that many price rises of gw18 players since the deadline?

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Yes, arsenal def’s and city players are on the rise

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

      Ederson, Ferran Torres, Walker and Jesus back and available for Brighton game

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        rotation rotation rotation

    11. cheekumz
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I had planned to take a hit this week to field 10 and most likely TC in 19... This Villa thing is really annoying me, not for 18, i mean. i'll just likely FH this week to fix that, but I feel if they cant play 18 theres a reasonable chance they wont play 19 and that has far larger repercussions for me... would mean City down to 1 game and Everton no game either... Thats 6 of my starters either blanking or reduced to a single game. God I wish i had the seemingly normal ability to not let FPL stress me out.

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

        Same problems here pal. Got 3 x Villa for the blank, 2 x Spurs who probably won't play either, 3 x City who may not double now.

        Frustrating to see weeks of planning go down the drain

    12. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Play 10 Gw18 with Dallas (blank)
      GW19 11 dbl GW players

      Play 11 GW18 with Fernandez
      GW19 play 10 Dbl GW players and Tierney

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

        So

        A) Tierney (CPA) Dallas (BHA, SOT)

        B) Fernandez (shu) Tierney (NEW)

        Probably A then

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

          Wait A doesn’t have Tierney at all does it?

          1. Warby84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            No tierney in a, I’m edging towards b..

    13. KnightSlayer
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      In what scenario is the best use of a FH .
      How few matches is it good to have vs Inactive Teams
      IMO - 2 matches are the ideal situation in a GW for a FH

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I think this week is perfect for a FH, city arsenal and united with good fixtures and with different alternatives to choose from. From a FH perspective villa spurs being called off would be great also. Some cheap alternatives from newcastle everton wolves also available

    14. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      City lineup today will be very intresting, hopefully dias and cancelo is rested

      1. KnightSlayer
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Hopefully they rest most of the First Team players

        Play the subs so they can have some Game time

      2. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        ..... Dias and Cancelo are rested 😀 (apologies from grammar police)

        1. toerag
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          hey, i very rarely use caps. people can read it whatever it slows my train of thought 😆

          1. Salan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            he is not talking about caps...

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

          watching to much ali g has ruined me

      3. Tomsk
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Don't think Cancelo plays today if Walker is fit.

        • G-Whizz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Nope 😆

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

        Had planned to avoid any chips BGW18, but I'm most likely going to have to free hit here, right?

        Ederson
        Stones / Holding / Dier*
        KDB / Bruno / Son* / Grealish*
        Watkins* / Brewster

        1. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          all depends on villa spurs really, called off you free hit if not you could save with that team and some transfers

      5. davies
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        No logic behind it but really tempted by Auba if the Spurs game is postponed...

        Anyone else?

        1. Mr Ozil
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Tempted by Laca

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

          wasnt impressed by him yesterday, both saka and laca are better options at the moment

        3. ivantys
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Palace will only concede 1 goal like they usually do.

        4. Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Marine Vs Spurs will be one of those lovely football fairytales once again

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

            Yeah, hope Kane gets an appearance so one of their players can get his shirt

        5. Big Weng
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          If you play a free hit with 1 free transfer, does it roll over to the next week, so I get 2, or does it stay at 1?

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

            Stays at 1

          2. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Always 1FT after FH

            1. Big Weng
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              so its worth using it now?

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

                If Spurs Villa is off almost certainly

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

                if you mean the FH. it depends on your team

                if you mean the FT, no it's wasted any which way if use the FH

                1. Big Weng
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  So can't I use a free transfer to make my team better for GW19 then use FH for gw18?

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

                    No, as above "Always 1FT after FH"

        6. Von Lipwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Quite happy with my FH team, but have constructed one with no spurs/villa which is much harder.
          I can't pick arsenal players either btw.

          What do we think? Any good improvements people can think of?

          Darlow (4.0)
          Cancelo AWB Saiss (Mitchell Douglas)
          KDB Sterling Rash Bruno Zaha
          DCL Wilson (Brewster)

          1. ivantys
              1 month, 20 days ago

              How much itb? Saiss change to Digne would be great. Wolves defence can't buy any CS right now.

            • drughi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              I would downgrade zaha>neto and use funds to upgrade bench.

            • HMC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Why no Arsenal?

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

                just a rule I have with myself. i refuse to wish for them to do well, would ruin the whole fun of FPL for me

            • Von Lipwig
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Thanks for the thoughts lads

            • Von Lipwig
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Darlow (4.0)
              Cancelo AWB Digne (Mitchell Douglas)
              KDB Sterling Rash Bruno Neto
              DCL Wilson (Brewster)

              0.5itb

              Better?

          2. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            If spurs villa game game is off what would you do in GW18?
            A. Play with 5 players (-4)
            B. Play with 6 players (-8)
            C. FH

            Dias Stones Holding
            KDB Bruno

            1. drughi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              C

            2. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              C

            3. Gizzachance
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Same dilemma!
              Also wanted fh for dgw to maximise dgw players I want
              Have to wait for news

              1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                This is my current team. Already done Salah to KDB and haven't activated the FH so will lose that transfer.

                If I FH18 and BB19, I need to sort out Balbuena and bring in KDB so probably will have to take a few hits. Would prefer the spurs to play in 18 so I don't have to FH

                0FT 1.0itb
                Martinez Johnstone
                Holding Cancelo Coufal Balbuena Robbo
                Son Bruno KDB Soucek Raphinha
                Kane Rodrigo Bamford

            4. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              As I thought, I'll continue to draft some FH teams. Cheers

            5. King Kohli
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              FH if you're happy with your team for gw 19.
              I'm in a similar situation with 6 players for a -4 after using my 2 FTs this week.
              Looking to save my FH as I won't have the city players and will need his to get them back again next gw.

              1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Taking a hit or 2 in GW18 can help set up my team in 19 but that is based on the current info. Unfortunately a lot can change and could easily have to take more hits in GW19

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

              Look at it this way. You'll likely have several weeks to prepare for the next blank and should therefore be able to field more than 6 without hits that week.

              Currently, we are more than likely at 'peak-Covid' as far as interruptions are concerned. I think it's a good a week as any to use FH but will be waiting until the last hour before deadline to activate it.

            7. Ruth_NZ
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Look, with triple City & Bruno you have the main bases covered, including your choice of the two best captains. That will be the core of any FH team anyway.

              So, whether you should take one, two or even three hits entirely depends on what you intend to do in GW19 and on from there. If you would be getting players for GW18 only, that you'd want to quickly remove, then stand pat, take the red arrow and move on. If the players you'd add are ones you want from 19 onwards (or if FH19, from 20 onwards) then take as many hits as suits you; in this situation they will be cheap hits.

              As for using the FH, well obviously it would help you. But it will help you whenever you use it. You have to balance the advantage you see in using it later against the advantage this week.

              1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                My previous thinking was to take 1-2 hits to bring in players that play both in 18 and DGW19 but with COVID changing plans very quickly and it doesn't seem like the right move anymore and to think past the next GW.

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

                  Sure, but you have to take a view. It isn't certain that Spurs/Villa won't play; if it was certain it would already be announced.

                  I can understand you resisting using the FH, put it that way. And I can also understand wanting to use the BB in GW19 if you can. Any road you choose could blow up under you, that applies whatever you do. So actually, to put the decision in the context of the whole season to come (we aren't even half way yet) is maybe one of the wisest things you could do?

          3. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Just listened to the latest FPL wire podcast and really enjoyed the discussion with Ragabolly. Making a big contribution so well done

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

              don't listen to the podcasts but Raggabolly is brilliant around here.

              was it Ludo used to be great aswell but haven't seen him around in ages

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

              Thanks a lot mate, it took a lot of courage for me to accept the podcast invitation but so glad I did with all the positive feedback!

              1. G-Whizz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                • 3 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                I've known you to be a good geezer for a long time now, so it was good you accepted as it gave more people an insight into what a kind and humble person you are.

                Thanks for creating LiveFPL.net it's such an incredibly useful resource, not held behind some kind of paywall.

                Keep up the good work bruv! 😀

                1. Ragabolly
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Thank you my friend 🙂 I am very happy to be part of this great community

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

            Once all this Blanks and Doubles passes who is the best set and forget keeper?

            1. Alisson WondHaaland
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Has to be Martinez or Mccarthy. Villa have better fixtures post double but S'ton are looking pretty good

            2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Martinez

            3. drughi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              pope

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

              I'm prob sticking with Martinez.

              Flappy could be a good pick.

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

              i have Martinez so havent really looked at fixtures. very happy with him

            6. King Kohli
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Martinez - Saves, bonus, good cs potential and lot of games still to be rescheduled.

          5. Alisson WondHaaland
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Best Free hit XI with an unlimited budget? Trying to gauge the best options...

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

              off the top of my head

              Darlow
              Dias, Tierney, Maguire
              KDB, Sterling, Bruno, Rasford, Son
              Kane, Laca

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

              Assuming all games are on... something like

              Darlow
              Cancelo - Tierney - AWB
              KDB - Sterling - Bruno - Rash - Son
              Kane - Laca

          6. Stand By Mee
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            If Spurs vs Villa gets postponed, will we know for sure before the deadline? Or is there a risk to be cancelled during the gw?

            1. King Kohli
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Nobody knows

            2. DA Minnion
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              May not know for sure.

            3. kennethrhcp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              def a risk right up to kickoff (if no confirmation given either way before then)

              it aint like the cup, too much money at stake for these clubs in rthe premier league to go play all the u23s

            4. Cancelo Culture
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              As far as i’m aware the deadline is around 28hrs before villa spurs is due to kickoff. So there’s a chance that if they wait until the last minute to postpone it’ll likely come after the deadline.

              1. Stand By Mee
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                In this case I’ll be getting only Son in my FH anc make sure I’ll have a strong substitute

            5. G-Whizz
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              • 3 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Do you remember the last Spurs postponement? That came just a few hours before they were due to kick-off.

              If the same thing happens again, then the BGW18 deadline will have already passed...

          7. Cancelo Culture
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            I’m seeing a lot of FH teams with Spurs included. Have I missed some news or is it just wishful thinking?

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

              in there until game cancelled... or until we all panic pre deadline

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

              Kane and Son is an easy swap for Sterling/Laca, Auba/Martial, etc if need be.

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

              I've taken Son and Kane out, personally I just can't take the risk on a FH.

              If it goes ahead, then sobeit, (easy to say now before they both hit hatties lol) but think caution is the better part of valour...

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

                Don’t you think we’ll get an update before Tuesday G?

                1. ppv
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  I reckon it could be called off before deadline bur unlikely that it will be confirmed on.

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

                  Not sure we will going on past performance, but I can only hope...

                  https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/23157517

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

                    Cheers G

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

                Agree
                I had originally thought this game would be poor FPL wise so going to FH without any from this game
                Good chance to gain ground on those with spurs players who aren’t using FH chip

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

                  Could be an opportunity missed if Villa have to field a weakened side though?

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

                    Potentially. Different rules cup vs PL
                    I’m fully expecting the game to be postponed

          8. Tomsk
              1 month, 20 days ago

              If Aguero and Jesus both start today as expected, then who starts up front v Brighton on Wednesday?
              A) Aguero
              B) Jesus
              C) Neither

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

                D who knows... it's Pep

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

                I doubt even Pep knows the answer yet.

                1. G-Whizz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  😆

              3. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                C

              4. Tomsk
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Thanks, all very fair answers. I was leaning towards c as well.

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

                  Hopefully the ghost of Colin Bell, he would easily get into this City team.

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

                Would you FH this team:
                Martinez
                Dias,Stones,Kilman
                KDB,Bruno
                DCL,Brewster

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

                  Given that you could only have 5 starters - yes.

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

                  Yeah probably. Only 3 players if want there

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

                    I’d

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

                  Yes, all day long and twice on Sundays...

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

                IF Villa-Spurs is on... which two on FH...

                Son or Rashford?
                El Ghazi or Saka?

                Cheers

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

                  Rash
                  Saka

                2. G-Whizz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  IF... then Son and Saka

                  I would just go with Rashford and Saka anyway just to be safe...