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We spoke to Adam from Football Index Trader to get the latest tips and advice ahead of the weekend’s action


The football calendar is causing havoc with Fantasy Premier League teams right now, and has definitely had a big impact over on the Football Index too.

The erratic fixture calendar plus some important recent changes to the way we win dividends on Football Index has my brain working overtime. Something I am sure anyone trying to navigate recent gameweeks on FPL can understand! 

On Friday January 8, Football Index announced that “In Play Dividends” were to be removed and replaced with an as yet unknown win mechanic that should encourage more medium to longer term trading.

In Play Dividends were a simple mechanic that meant players got payouts for goals, assists and clean sheets (for a period of 30 days from purchase).

Suffice to say, as attractive as In Play was, it has contributed strongly to some short-term trading behaviour in recent months that wasn’t good for the market overall. I am hopeful that whatever FI come up with to replace it will be better for the longer-term. 

But changes like this do mean a strategy adjustment, which is worth considering…

FI Strategy

Does early FPL team news really provide an advantage?

A good tip for sustainable success on FI is never to stray too far from the original concept of the platform. FI is designed to be a longer-term, slower burning alternative to traditional betting. 

In my opinion, it is more intellectually satisfying than punting on a goal at the bookie or backing a horse. In the same way getting your Captain choice nailed on in FPL feels great – FI can be full of those deliciously smug “I told you so” moments. And they reward us with real money, not just bragging rights.

Trends come and go on FI. In recent months a combination of factors ranging from COVID to the fixture calendar to FI doubling our payouts caused many people to chase short term rewards and move away from that longer term, slower burn approach.

Those trends can (and when backed by good research – should) be leaned into. But completely reworking our player choices and extending too far away from that original purpose of FI is always very risky. It is likely that at some point FI takes steps to reinforce the original purpose of FI in those situations as they did last week.

My second tip for sustainable success would be in a similar vein – stick reasonably close to real quality players that are actually relevant to the FI scoring system and are at a reasonable price.

It’s often very tempting to chase hyped “wonderkids” or similar, and people will do this often based on little to no evidence that they are in any way suitable for FI.

This can be good whilst people are in that kind of mood, and I definitely participate when I can see an advantage, but we need to be aware that in any market turbulence such players are likely to struggle.

At least when you have quality players at value prices – you know that even if the price dips temporarily – you have a bet that is worth something solid as they can win you dividends.

We can’t always predict what the market will do week to week – but we can put ourselves in a strong position by holding good quality players. And the key to that is great quality research – something good FPL managers are no stranger to.  What FPL managers and FI traders are looking for is a bit different – but the skillset is very much the same.

My suggestion when thinking of building an FI portfolio for the months ahead would be to focus on some of the proven quality players that are strong in the existing FI scoring system and win mechanics. Many of these are at surprisingly good value prices right now. 

There is currently no need to go chasing the 16 year old “next Messi”. 

What we want is big ticket players with a Champions and Europa League campaign ahead, and ideally with a spot at Euro 2020 too.

I hope that such players benefit from the new win mechanic that FI will introduce, at least on some level. We don’t know exactly what that is yet. But given that these players should already offer value, if we happen to be putting ourselves on the right side of any new way to win, we’re doing ourselves no harm.

Example Players

Let’s pick out a few examples of players who would fit that description, and examine the reasons they might succeed or fail. To make things easier, I’ll focus mainly on a few that will be familiar to FPL managers.

Harry Kane

Werner, Son and Kane kept quiet as FPL's two best defences impress again

Strengths

The appeal of Kane for media dividends as we head towards Euro 2020 is obvious. Many traders are very short-sighted and simply getting in early whilst the price is suppressed has an obvious appeal.

In FI performance scoring terms, he’s ok, but is frequently beaten by slightly more FI suitable players. But he’s not too far away from wins as it is, and if we do see a new win mechanic that lowers the winning bar slightly it could benefit him strongly. 

It’s a small bet on the outcome of the announcement here but I don’t think it’s a reckless one because even without this help the current price would be reasonable.

Spurs also have a tasty Europa League Round of 32 match up on the way and could go far in that competition. Those late stage knockout games can be very lucrative on FI as they come with big payouts and a high chance of winning because only a few teams are competing that day.

Weaknesses

He is far from the world’s most suitable FI player and will usually need more than just one goal to get a really competitive score. But he can be explosive and is also adding a lot of assists this season.

Value

For the current £3.29 to £3.65 there are a lot of positive factors in his favour with the Europa and Eur’s on the way. Obvious media appeal. Still just 27 with years ahead. And a factor not to be underestimated on FI – just a plain old obvious name traders (and new traders) are just going to be familiar with and want.

Memphis Depay

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Strengths

Well in range of FI performance wins at Lyon. Has a potentially good move on the table possibly to Juventus or Barcelona most likely at the end of the season which could combine nicely with optimism for him as Holland’s leading man at Euro 2020. 

Weaknesses

Not many, still just 26. He’s playing below his potential right now yet is still in contention. He’s fine at Lyon, a move to Juventus or Barcelona probably only improves him.

Value

Fantastic value at £1.48 to £1.74, with the only dampener the lack of European competition this season. But you don’t always need to tick every box, just enough. Euro 2020 gives a nice late season reason to hold.

Mason Mount

Mount has massively improved this season in underlying FI numbers. In the past on FI, people were far too optimistic well before he was ready. Now? They are likely too pessimistic. And he looks ready.

Strengths

Looking very strong for FI scoring these days. We have seen one performance win this season but he’s unlucky not to get more. Poor Chelsea form hasn’t helped, and his goal output needs to improve. He gets plenty of chances though, far more than his current scoring rate would let on.

Weaknesses

If he can just improve his finishing he could be a regular FI competitor. And such players at big EPL teams and in the England set up are rare. And potentially very valuable.

Some uncertainty around a possible new coach coming in, but it would seem harsh to sideline him after good performances this season.

Value

Still young and available between £1.18 to £1.34 I think he is a bargain. There are of course risks – what if he doesn’t start finishing the chances he gets? What if Lampard is sacked and a new coach doesn’t fancy him?

But if he did reach his FI potential as a Chelsea and England regular I don’t think he’d have any problem clearing £4. So a good balance of risk reward here in my view.


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800 Comments Post a Comment
  1. boombaba
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Play Justin or bamford ?

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Justin probably

    2. Solanke
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Thats tough. No BB?

      1. boombaba
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        I would have Meslier Bamford Mitchel and Lookman on BB

        Was going to keep that for later in season after WC and potentially use TC on salah this week....

    3. FATGFC
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 4 days ago

      I'm on Justin

    4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Justin

  2. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Pretty sure I’m going to do Son>>KDB.

    Do I then do DCL or Adams >> Antonio. If I bench boost it has to be DCL otherwise I could remove Adams and keep DCL longterm.

    Johnstone*
    Robbo*, Dias*, Lowton*, Coufal*
    Salah*, Bruno*, Soucek*, Son, Raphina
    Bamford
    (McCarthy, Dallas, Adams, DCL!)

  3. Il Capitano
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Need some City in here.

    1FT 0.3m ITB

    Johnstone
    Robertson Justin Lowton Coufal
    Soucek Bruno Salah Son*
    Vardy Bamford*

    McCarthy* - Raphinha* Dallas* Adams*
    * SGW

    Thinking about:

    A) Dallas > Stones
    B) Robbo + Son > Stones + KDB (-4)
    C) Robbo + Lowton/Dallas > Double City def (-4)

  4. Gameweek 18 Rough with the Smooth
    Geoff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    How was your Gameweek?

    Were any of your players benched? Did you get any injuries? How did your bench perform? Did your captain return?

    Tell us your tales of joy and woe from Gameweek 18, here:

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      FH. Top scoring player was also my cheapest at 3.9m and also 3rd on my bench. Big flop. Time to move on

      1. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        How many total? I was on 56, but would have been 23 if I didn't FH so I'll call that a win

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          48. But yeah original team would have been 20’s I gues

    2. quayle99
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      52, Tierney injury was disappointing.

    3. Baron Penguin (FKA Hadebayo…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Smooth - 56 from FH markedly better than what I did have.
      Rough - Tierney benched for obvious clean sheet, Brewster 1st on bency, Mitchell second on bench and stayed there!

    4. Alisson WondHaaland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      My captain returned. Doubled his negative points.

      1. FATGFC
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Me too buddy - me too.

    5. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Pleased overall. 59 points. Gained 37 points over my initial team which would've scored 22.

      Really wish that Arsenal would've scored to get some points from Saka and Laca as well as prevent all the jammy Mitchell points on for Tierney.

    6. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Quite successful. Nearly 300K places gained and my FH team outscored my regular team by 42 points. 6th consecutive green arrow. Happy with that

    7. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      40 pts with no FH, would take that any day

      1. Patio Kev
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        And looking forward to using the FH later in the season now no doubt.

    8. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      T’was a shocker with only 8 players and owning Sterling + KDB captain. That whole penalty fiasco cost me nearly 20 points when baps are considered.

      But then last night, Holding & Mitchell dragged my team into the respectability zone.

      Holding is a hero - 25 points on the 3 weeks I’ve owned him 🙂

    9. Il Capitano
      8 months, 4 days ago

      It was okay, 54 on FH, wish I'd stuck with my 4ATB draft with Mags over Wilson though

    10. andymck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Tierney out was disappointing but a Mitchell 8 pointer off the bench made it ok!

    11. Salarrivederci
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Decided to WC because a FH would return me a squad for the DGW with several issues (no city amongst other things)
      My WC team did get me a total of 61 points - very happy with that, and team is looking good for DGW19 as well.
      Did gamble on Leeds - Southampton not playing in the DGW which I am also happy about, and now I am looking forward to FH in BGW29.

    12. MARJE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      40 points without using FH, so pretty happy with a small green arrow.

    13. Levi's 501
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Smooth, 33 point gain with FH, only decent FH in 4 seasons of FPL. Through in cup thanks largely to Ramsdale punt.

      Rough, Mitchell 8 points on bench.

    14. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Rough: the Playmobil man benching Tierney and ruining my game week. Kdb captain massive fail

      Smooth: casuals had an absolute shocker and I got a big green arrow because my rank is horrible

    15. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Did not use FH. Played with 8. Scored 55. A surprising green arrow with a rank jump of 60k

      1. Patio Kev
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        That’s a hell of a good score with no FH, nice one.

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          Thank you!

    16. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      57 points with 9 players and no chip or hit used. Delighted with that

    17. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      FH not brilliant. 43 points.

      If id held onto my FH and played my side with 5 players id have scored 35 -4

      So a gain of 12 points using the chip.

    18. gogs67
      8 months, 4 days ago

      44 with no FH, a red arrow 22K drop to 80K, quite happy with that as I was worried I'd get hammered.

    19. Yes Ndidi
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      52 on FH, so not fantastic but not terrible. Green arrows, & Scraped through the cup by one point due to Mitchell's 2 bps, and he was 3rd on the bench!
      Had I not FH, I would have had just Son & Lowton playing, so it had to be done.

    20. Amey
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      28 points. No FH. Red arrow. I take it though.

    21. Ian & Zen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      FH - 64points
      200k OR rise
      Ramsdale punt & Mitchell off bench for Tierney
      Very happy

      1. Ian & Zen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        And through to next round of cup - furthest I’ve been

    22. bencaraway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Rough - neither Tierney nor Davies playing, KDB not taking the pen (or getting the assist)
      Smooth - Mitchell (3rd sub) 8 points + KDB (c), De Gea, Cancelo, Dias, Kane, Rashford - 62 points and finally broken into the top million rank (829k). Very happy with my use of FH chip (53k GW18 rank)

    23. Patio Kev
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      47 - 4 = 43 with no chips played

      Very happy with that as FH teams in my mini leagues only scored about 10 points better.

      Michael Keane’s 11 points were very welcome (would never have kept him on a FH).

      It’s a small win but McCarthy to Leno for a -4 worked this week and hopefully for better longer term fixtures (never take a hit for a goalkeeper is a myth).

    24. Riverside Red
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      FH 44 pts
      Sterling miss cost 20pts, Tierney no show, Mitchell 2nd sub ( not used)
      Very disappointed, roll on to next GW

    25. Munchen KFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      65 points without using a chip. 6 green arrows in a row catapulting me from 3.25m to 875k.
      Been a great 6 gameweeks

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Great stuff. Similar story for me but less impressive.

        45 without using a chip. 6 green arrows in a row slingshotting me from 3.5m to 1.9m.
        Been a good 6 gameweeks.

        1. Munchen KFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          Glad to hear your turning the corner,always enjoy your posts.

    26. Scotch Jock
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Not sure if it's rough or smooth - my carefully selected FH Team only beating my cup opponent by 5 points, despite them only having seven players.

    27. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Maguire’s disallowed header, Penalty-gate with KDB (c), Son’s shot coming back off the post all stung but we go again

    28. Forgetmeknot
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Smooth: 44-8. Only a smallish red arrow. Most importantly sets me up nicely for this DGW and saves FH.

      Rough: no baps for cancelo, holding, stones. KBD(c) penalty fiasco. Cry for me!

    29. Peteski29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Scored 47(-4) from 8 players and only dropped around 10k places so very happy with how this week went. Set up nicely for the double and still got FH to use later on.

    30. Fpl stress
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Cons: didn't free hit

      Pros: didn't free hit

      One of those weeks!

    31. Lord.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Seven players and a hit to save my FH, and I’d be dancing in the street if KDB had taken that penalty rather than Sterling. Instead it cost me 18 points and a big red arrow.

    32. L S P
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Smooth: 39 from 8, small green arrow and still have my FH chip for later.

      Taking a cue from Ragabolly and played defensive this week, totally satisfied.

    33. Sonaldo Nazario
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      62.
      Pretty happy with where I am. Broke into the 170k territory. Hope I get into top 100k by next week.

    34. alfoir
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 3 days ago

      Pretty good. Non-FH team would have scored 28pts from 4 players, but played the FH for 58pts and OR climb to 56k.

      Sterling missing that pen preventing KDB getting another 16pts was annoying, but pleased to see Mitchell coming in for Tierney.

      Fixture madness means I'll no longer BB this week, but still got nine doublers.

    35. Alex_thekid
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 3 days ago

      Rough:: Tierney not playing
      & all Ars attack blanking

      Smooth :: Mitchel on for Tierney & 58 points cos non FH team would have scored 11 points before 1ft & a green arrow from 850k to 550k cnt be to dissapointed

    36. AllGonePozzo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 3 days ago

      Salah, Grealish Robertson to AWB Rashford and KDB for -8. Captained KDB and double City defence gave me 8 players for 50-8. Whether right decision to remove Robbo and Salah time will tell.

    37. shirtless
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 3 days ago

      43 points on FH, 19 more than my 4 players would've scored. Moved up 5k to 377k, I'll take that.

      Smooth: KdB(c), Cancelo, Kane.

      Rough: Triple Arsenal fail, Tierney no show, just glad I had a couple of subs! Bruno, Sheff U wiping out my nailed on Toon keeper clean sheet! I even got both of them just in case!

  5. Baron Penguin (FKA Hadebayo…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Last call folks!

    To BB or not BB, that is the question... no FT left, 0.7 ITB

    Martinez
    Coufal, Stones, Dias
    Bruno, Salah, KDB, Son, Soucek
    Antonio, Watkins

    Areola, Bamford, Dallas, Ayling

    1. barton fc
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      If you don't have FH then yes, gonna be hard to set up a BB for the next doubles if you don't have FH for the next blanks.

      Looks like a decent BB too!

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      If you've used WC to set it up yes, if not and GW26 is the big DGW I'd WC25 to set up DGW26 BB.

    3. MARJE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Very similar to my team. I’m bench boosting Areola, Dallas, Bamford & Holding. Just to get it out of the way.

    4. Baron Penguin (FKA Hadebayo…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Thanks all. Think I'll go for it, then WC25 and TC26, and manage 29 with FTs, or ignore it!

      1. Yes Ndidi
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Yep. There's points to be had from that bench this week.

  6. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Worth hitting the BB?

    Johnstone Raphinha Rodrigo Holding

    1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Yeah why not

    2. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Yes

    3. MARJE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      I would.

    4. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      cheers all

  7. Alisson WondHaaland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Thoughts on these moves ahead of the DGW?

    Kane Taylor Grealish to Antonio Stones KDB -8

    Could also just do the first 2 transfers for a -4, keep Grealish for the DGW and then do Grealish to KDB for free in GW 20.

    These transfers would leave me with a bench boost of:

    Mccarthy Coufal Bissouma Alioski

  8. quayle99
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Surpised by lack of Triple cap KDB.

    double gameweek, palace and villa.
    Assist machine, on all the set pieces, city flying.

    Tempted, any good reasons why not?

    1. Bumbaclot
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Go for it

    2. HM2
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 4 days ago

      The knowledge that spurs will probably have a couple of DGW’s

    3. Corned Beef Kelly Osbourne
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      he looks f**ked

    4. Alisson WondHaaland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Well firstly City arent exactly flying attacking wise, also KDB's minutes could be managed

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

      Chance of rest or limited minutes, didn’t take the last pen because he was to tired, city flying but not scoring many goals

    6. MARJE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      I’m waiting for a Spurs DGW

    7. quayle99
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Thanks people. I'm convinced, chip will wait

  9. thegaffer82
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Anyone else considering selling Bamford as he doesn't have a DGW.
    I'd like to keep him long term but it's not like he's been scoring big points in the many weeks I've owned him. He ticks along nicely, but seems to be avoiding big hauls even when Leeds have scored 5 goals in a game.

    I think I'll bring in Antonio if I do move him on...

    1. Alisson WondHaaland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Who are your other strikers? No way Id sell Bamford for Antonio

  10. elwardio
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Mitchell in for tierney. Took my wc to 60, what a hero.

    1. elwardio
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Reply fail to Geoff

    2. quayle99
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      I had Brewster 1st, Mitchell second. Bench choice failed me once again

  11. DIMITRIS
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Hi guys, need some help to decide what to do :
    Son + Martial OUT for :
    A) KDB and Antonio IN
    B) Salah and Watkins IN
    C) Instead of Martial (if fit) to transfer OUT Son and Adams and to get in
    Pulisic and Antonio IN

    1. quayle99
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      A

      1. DIMITRIS
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Cheers, thanks.

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      A

      1. DIMITRIS
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Cheers

  12. Bumbaclot
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Son and Kane to kdb and Antonio for a -8? Silly right?

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      I would say so

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      What about Son, Kane to Salah (C), Antonio for -4?

  13. Steve Stiffler
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Dier and Chillwell > Dias and Cancelo (-4) or just:

    Dier > Dias (Play Chillwell)

    Thanks

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Second one

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Just the one move.

  14. LIARS POKER
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Anyone else not getting KDB?

    Would love him but can't get him without losing Kane and Son for a hit which I feel could backfire

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      o/

    2. Alisson WondHaaland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Do you intend to keep Son/Kane long term? Their fixtures arent exactly amazing compared to City's

      1. LIARS POKER
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Highest scoring midfielder and striker so far this season so was thinking best to just hold but it's a real worry not owning KDB

    3. Bumbaclot
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      I’m not

    4. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      I got him for Salah last GW, and will be getting Salah back for Kane this GW. So effectively got him for Kane.

    5. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Taking robertson and Son out for a hit just feels wrong.

      So probably going without.

  15. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Saka, Lacazette to Mount, Antonio for -4?

    1. Yes Ndidi
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Oh yes

  16. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    KDB or Salah for the armband? Pool to bounce back?

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Salah for me Rafa

    2. Bumbaclot
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Salah haul
      Incoming

    3. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Salah for me but I'm biased.

    4. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      KDB

    5. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      I'm on Salah.

      1. liverpool01
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Salah

    6. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Going Salah . Big differential in the ML that matters to me the most.

      50/50 call though/

    7. aleksaa2
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Salah

  17. Bumbaclot
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Bench boost with: Dallas/rafinha and kwp??

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      I wouldn't

  18. MikeLowrey
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    This might be too crazy, but would you -8 for this?

    Kane, Son & KWP to Vardy, Salah & Strujic (bench)

    Leaves this for GW19

    Martinez
    Robbo Dias Taylor
    Salah KDB Bruno Grealish ESR
    Vardy Bamford

    (Forster Strujic Brewster Mitchell)

  19. barton fc
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    How essential is Kevin, worth a hit?
    A) robbo + son > dias + KDB - 4
    B) robbo > dias
    C) bank and do it for free next week

    1. Part-time Scout
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      A

    2. andymck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      wouldn’t sell Robertson ahead of a dgw at home

      1. barton fc
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        You don't think dias is the better option?

  20. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Son(Shu) or KDB(double)?

  21. andymck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Martinez (Button)
    Robertson Dias Dallas Dier (Ferguson)
    Salah Fernandes Son Grealish (Bissouma)
    Bamford Adams (DCL)
    1.5 itb and 1ft, someone help me sort this mess out?
    Is DCL Son and Grealish > Antonio Kdb and Soucek worth a -8 or am I being silly?

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Feel like a -8 is too big of a hit to justify the removal of Son (good fixture) + Grealish (has a double himself)

    2. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Don't think it's silly at all.

      I have a very similar dilemma where I'm also considering taking a -8 hit for those same 3 players going out and with Salah, Antonio and Soucek coming in (already have KDB)

      I think the returns from Son, Grealish and DCL for GW19 would be less than 10 points total. I also think the 3 coming in all are key attacking players for their teams with double home fixtures and are more likely to score more than 18 points overall (to cover the hit).

  22. Stormbringer22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Martinez
    Chilwell - Stones - Coufal
    Salah(C) - Bruno - Son - Grealish - Soucek
    Vardy - Bamford

    Dallas - DCL* - Ferguson*

    GTG?

  23. Tomerick
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Is TC Soucek complete madness?

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Yes

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Fortune favours the bold. Having said that, I wouldn't TC Soucek

  24. CR7 is Home
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    G2G?

    Martinez
    Dias Cancelo Coufal
    KDB (c) Salah Bruno Grealish Soucek
    Vardy Wood
    - Tierney Brewster 3.9

  25. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    A. Son, Kane to Salah (C), Antonio for -4
    B. Saka, Lacazette to Mount, Antoinio for -4
    C. Lacazette to Antonio
    D. Tierney, Lacazette to Chilwell, Antonio for -4
    E. Tierney, Lacazette to Cresswell, Watkins for -4

  26. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Is Adams or DCL to Antonio worth a -4?
    And bench Raphina? * = DGW.

    Johnstone*
    Robbo*, Dias*, Lowton*, Coufal*
    Salah*, Bruno*, Soucek*, KDB*, Raphina
    Bamford
    (McCarthy, Dallas, Adams, DCL!)

    1. RECKLESS
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Che addams out?

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        He’s fine to play. But a bit crap

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      I would, simply because you already have Bamford. Get Antonio for DCL and bench Raphina

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Would you not do it for Adams? And keep Dcl longterm?

  27. RECKLESS
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Guys you think Michael Antonio is worth a shot for DCL? Other options are Watkins/Wilson/Wood..will Antonio start?

  28. MysticMac17
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Would you bench boost with a bench of Johnstone, Bamford, Raphinha and Brewster?

    1. Bald Eagle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Nope

    2. RECKLESS
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Nope

  29. thegaffer82
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Lots of people posting how

    “My FH team outscored my original team by 40 points” and the like.

    But, if you’ve been planning FH for weeks, then it’s not really a good way to measure it’s success is it?

    For example maybe you bought Robbo for DGW, or Chilwell, or Mané, maybe you sold Kane etc...

    About the only way you can accurately say the points difference is if you could honestly say what your transfers would have been if you hadn’t used FH... then compare those two teams’ points over that period

    1. Bennerman
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Well said. Finally.

  30. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Hey fam!

    A. Play Targett
    B. Play Dallas
    C. Get City defence (-4)