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The Complete Guide to Scout’s tips and advice for Double Gameweek 19

Welcome to the Fantasy Football Scout Guide to Double Gameweek 19 ahead of today’s 11:00 GMT deadline.

The fixture schedule has shifted once again. Like a surreal game of Grandmother’s Footsteps, it’s moved every time you turn to look at it. 

Aston Villa lost and regained their Double Gameweek in a matter of hours, although they now face Newcastle United instead of Everton in addition to Manchester City. But the clever fixture juggling did not extend to Leeds United and Southampton, with their upcoming midweek game postponed to accommodate Southampton’s rescheduled FA Cup tie.

During these testing times, we can expect further changes with little warning.

In a letter sent last week, Premier League chief executive Richard Masters alerted clubs that they should plan for more matches being postponed or rearranged at short notice. And a joint statement from the Premier League, FA and EFL, restated the desire to complete the season in May.

So, who knows what twists and turns await? Could we yet see Leeds vs Southampton rearranged for Gameweek 19?

Shrewsbury, already without their manager Steve Cotterill for Tuesday’s tie, may suffer more ill-effects from coronavirus (COVID-19), or, by some miracle, could the Shrews beat Southampton on Tuesday? However unlikely, Leeds and Southampton would then both have a free weekend slot.

But that might be taking ‘Fantasy’ football a step too far. Sticking with what we know, here’s Legomané’s updated fixture ticker:

‘TBA’ fixtures Possible Gameweek Slots
Aston Villa v Everton24-to-28, 30-to-34, 37
Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur 26, 32, 37
Burnley v Fulham24-to-28, 30-to-34, 37
Everton v Manchester City24, 26, 27, 32, 37
Fulham v Tottenham Hotspur26, 32, 37
Leeds United v Southampton24-to-28, 30-to-34, 37
Manchester City v Southampton24, 26, 27, 32, 37

Triple Gameweek Scenario

Future Double Gameweeks, and possibly Triple Gameweeks, await Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City.

The two sides contest the EFL Cup final (coinciding with Gameweek 33), and are both still in the FA Cup and European competitions: should they progress to the latter stages, Spurs will potentially have to squeeze five matches into three available Gameweek slots, and Man City would have to fit five games into five free slots.

So no COVID-19 leeway and additional fixture shenanigans could lie ahead.

To Bench Boost or not to Bench Boost?

After the latest changes, a question facing many managers – and one tackled by our Scoutcast trio of Joe, Seb, and Karam – is now that Leeds and Southampton don’t have two matches in Gameweek 19, is it still worth using the Bench Boost?

The thing is, if you already Wildcarded in Gameweek 16, and you set up your team to Bench Boost, you need something bigger than this to back out from it. Because it’s one of the chips that if you don’t do it now, you will wait for another chance [and] you might have a lot of funds remain on your bench.

– Karam

Leeds-fan Seb added:

Ideally I want to be Bench Boosting all 15 players for double, unless someone crazy has got a great fixture, [but] often they might be more expensive, so typically you’re going to have medium to cheap assets on the bench, that’s the goal … On Leeds, so I think if you’ve been forced into this a little bit and you still want to use that Bench Boost, it’s not terrible. They’re playing Brighton at home … if you’ve got Bamford, Dallas, and Raphina on your bench maybe that is a Bench Boost – Bamford could score three!

However not all managers feel the same. Pro Pundit Az has been reduced to eight Double Gameweek players, scuppering any hopes he had for using the chip.

So, with fixture rescheduling putting any plans I had for a Bench Boost on hold, I am considering which chip I should use if any.

Instead the co-host of FPL BlackBox is contemplating using his Triple Captain. But Manchester United go to Liverpool with Bruno Fernandes (£11.3m) a booking away from a one-match ban, and Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) is out of form. Although both sides have favourable second fixtures against Fulham and Burnley respectively.

Buying Manchester City Players

The other challenge facing Az and those like Pro Pundit Darren Wiles, who used their first Wildcard late to set up a Gameweek 19 Bench Boost, is how to accommodate Manchester City players?

The Citizens didn’t feature in Darren’s original plans, given that they had just a single Gameweek before their fixture with Aston Villa was rearranged.

But they’ve since come into form with an eye-catching 3-1 win away to Chelsea, and Pep Guardiola’s side have now kept six clean sheets in their last eight matches, giving them the best defensive record in the league.

Ahead of enticing homes matches against Crystal Palace and West Brom, Jan Sienkiewicz sides with the captain poll in backing De Bruyne with the armband:

De Bruyne is a truly world class player and it should be only a matter of time before he matches his outstanding underlying statistics. With two home games against non-top-six sides, Manchester City should continue their winning run and De Bruyne is expected to be at the heart of the action.

All this leads Darren, in his latest article, to contemplate a minus 12 to bring in Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m), Rúben Dias (£5.8m), John Stones (£5.0m) and Michail Antonio (£6.2m) for Harry Kane (£11.1m), Marcus Rashford (£9.6m), Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.8m) and Fabián Balbuena (£4.4m).

I am not rushing into any decisions but I feel multiple hits could be on the cards in order to get two or three Manchester City players in prior to the Double Gameweek and as part of my long term thinking.

– Darren

But the Live Hall of Fame No 2 remains undecided on whether to use the Bench Boost as it would include players like Che Adams (£6.0m), who is available for selection after recovering from concussion.

Tasty Transfers

In direct contrast to Darren’s multiple hit, Former FPL Champion Simon March used Marshmallows to demonstrate that patience is a virtue.

A graduate in behavioural economics, Simon referred to the Stanford Marshmallow Experiment in which children were given the choice of eating a marshmallow now or instead being given a second marshmallow in 15 minutes.

When they followed up 10 years later, the scientists found that the children who delayed gratification and waited for the second marshmallow, had scored better in their SATs, performed better in school generally and even had healthier BMIs.

Pro Pundit Simon likened this to wise FPL managers who save their chips for later in the season (traditionally the better time to play them), and the benefits of rolling a transfer.

Aside from giving you more flexibility in who you can sign, potentially shifting funds to different areas of your team, it also buys you an extra Gameweek of information and more thinking time.

Fantasy Favourite

A player both Darren and Az are tempted by is Michail Antonio. West Ham enjoy an appealing pair of fixtures in Gameweek 19, at home to Burnley and West Brom, but the question mark, as ever, is over Antonio’s fitness.

Ted Talks FPL offered some encouragement, observing that:

With Haller joining Ajax, West Ham must be confident that 1.9% owned Antonio must be back to full fitness, certainly in the short-term. He looks to be an excellent pick for Double Gameweek 19.

Pro Pundits Tom and Andy agreed, giving the Hammers striker the nod:

Michail Antonio is a bit of a favourite of mine and now he’s fit and got through 90 minutes I can’t leave him out. He’s averaging 0.47xG per 90 minutes so far this season. It’s down on 2019/20, but still excellent given his price. – Andy

I’m also backing Michail Antonio. Though he looks short of match fitness, he needs games, and as West Ham United’s only recognised striker, should see enough minutes across the two fixtures. – Tom

While Big Man Bakar, who was looking dashing in pink on the latest installment of The FPL Wire, reminded us of Antonio’s excellent early season form, despite the tricky start.

But is it too soon to take the plunge?

Team News

Frustratingly, as Colm Hayes noted in his press conference round-up, David Moyes did not provide a specific update on his injury-prone centre-forward, leaving Fantasy bosses wondering what to do.

In other news, Anthony Martial (£8.8m) and Pedro Neto (£6.0m) are doubts after suffering knocks in Gameweek 17. But both may still feature this weekend.

And Joel Matip (£5.4m) could return to Liverpool’s backline depending on how well he does in the next two training sessions.

Finally, new Fantasy Football Scout writer Jamie, ran the rule over Manchester United’s latest signing Amad Diallo and assessed the impact Robert Snodgrass (£5.7m) could make under Sam Allardyce at West Brom.

Community Competitions and Head-to-Head Fixtures

RedLightning rounded-up the latest Community mini-leagues and competitions in a hot topic yesterday.

The January to May League, which started scoring in Gameweek 17, remains open for those who want to track their progress until the end of the season. The code to join is h62bh1. The current leader is Denville Tyrell, who has risen from 29,903rd to 5,121st in the last two Gameweeks.

For those interested in the Head-to-Head Leagues, the main page can be linked to here. The fixtures for Gameweek 19 can be found below:

Use the drop-down menus to show your league and division. To find out which league and division you are in, follow the instructions on the main Head-to-Head page.

Once the Gameweek starts, if you click on your opponent’s name you will be linked to their team on the FPL website.

May your arrows be green!

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  1. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Scout picks off to a great start as usual.

    1. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      They should have picked Flapyanski or Areola obviously. Even Martinez is a better option than Johnstone

    2. JfA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      They're great aren't they, I hope they're not as bad as GW18's or I'm scuppered, although lovely seeing they haven't got Kane and Son in there.

    3. Leonard hatred
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      i'm always terrified when scout picks features any of my team. guarenteed red arrow.

    4. ivantys
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Basically FHs every week but always manages to do badly.

      • Studs Up
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 17 days ago

        And they should have known he tested positive...right?

    5. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Imagine this site and the scenes if no Martinez either hahahahaha. That would be so funny

      1. Kabayan
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I won't bother, have Areola on my bench

      2. Kloppen Schloppen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Not if your back up to Martinez is....BUTTON!

        1. PrestigeWorldwidewidewide..…
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Yesss

      3. Nanoelektronicar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I have Button of the bench, so ...

      4. Yes Don
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        pathetic. utterly pathetic.

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Lol what? I own both dw

      5. Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Jed Steer to the rescue

        1. umerlfc
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          It would be Heaton who would play
          I have Steer as well

    6. Party time
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Özil leaving Arsenal next week.

      Come home Mesut. You will be much appreciated here

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        He's going to Fenerbahce

        1. Party time
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Yeah. Turkey is home

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Well yeah

        3. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Which is an upgrade from mid table English club

      2. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        He's off to Turkey. Government loves him there.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          As he’s Turkish heritage innit

      3. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Fenerbache confirmed?

        1. Party time
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Yeah

      4. Klaren
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Good prospect for Fenerbahce’s Esports team

      5. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Good

      6. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Gigantic club Fener. I have watched live a few years ago Fener-Gala something I will never forget. Just absolutely insane!!!

    7. Luton_Fan
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Think a few of us will need counselling once this gws over judging by the comments today.

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Lmao

      2. king cole
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        lol maybe more than a few

      3. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Hahaha for sure, got to laugh at these things

      4. Shatner's Bassoon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Some before it even starts

      5. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Good shout for a sponsor 😉 between the betting and the heartache - loadsa bizness!

    8. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Ffs, didn't go with my BB plan because I didn't have a playing keeper on the bench. Well, what do you know, it turns out I did since Button is playing!! Argh, if I had known, I would have BB and done different transfers. This season man....

      1. Luton_Fan
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        You could never have known therefore no point beating yourself up over it

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I know mate, what can you do. GL this week

      2. Calculated Risks
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        You better hope he doesn't get a cleany

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 17 days ago

          He probably will you know!

      3. Essan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Same here!

    9. Guru Mediation
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Bench boost (any chip) was always a huge risk during a second peak in infections

    10. Rochdale_Cowboy
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Keep the stories of wasted hits, and ruined BB's coming. I love the smell of schadenfreude on a Saturday morning!

    11. Arteta
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      https://twitter.com/David_Ornstein/status/1350387813544562689

      EXCLUSIVE: Arsenal & Mesut Ozil have an agreement in principle to terminate contract with immediate effect + end his 7.5yr #AFC career. If all goes to plan Fenerbahce expect 32yo to travel this weekend & complete move to #FENER as free agent.

      1. fr3d
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Try and keep the comments relevant to FPL

      2. Party time
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I wonder if Arsenal fans would love it

        1. londontom
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Yes we would

    12. Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      was banking on 50 saves from Johnstone over two games!

    13. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      First fail off the dgw with BB active and johnstone in goal, gonna be pain this dgw I can already feel it

      1. Leonard hatred
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        i was playing Johnstone anyway, so i'm still thinking BB was the right call.

        granted, no matches have even been played yet, but gotta stay positive 😀

      2. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Its not a great omen is it?

    14. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Look at it this way. Button has TCd Antonio so we’ll get Johnstone’s 6 points from that game easy enough.

    15. FPLShaqiri
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Everyone moaning about Johnstone. I own Johnstone and Furlong on BB. Of course Big Sam drops Furlong :/

      1. Kabayan
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Wow

    16. KAALI_DAAL
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Forgot to activate TC on KDB.

        Will we get better DGWs later?

        1. Rochdale_Cowboy
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          City might

        2. Podge
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Probably

        3. Guru Mediation
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          There will be a lot more double game weeks this season, impossible to say how the fixtures will land and if the players will be in form. I personally think TC will be better used later on in season, so hopefully it's a blessing in disguise

        4. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          i don't know about better but we will get more dgw's. at least 1 more of the size similar to this one. and then a few smaller ones for city/leeds e.t.c not sure how good those fixtures will be compared to now though

        5. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Yes

        6. PrestigeWorldwidewidewide..…
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I've held off on the TC with that hope

        7. Rohirrims
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Common wisdom (or rather Crellin's theory) is you could expect DGW in 24/26/27 for City. They play Tottenham at home in 24's confirmed fixture, 26 is West Ham at home and 27 is United. Is it as good as Crystal Palace and Villa at home this week is your guess.

      • S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        With covid it is so random if players start or not. Can easily field 0-15 players in my bb team.

        Feel for you Johnstone owners.

      • Dybala10
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Lol the main reason I brought in that travesty Johnstone a few weeks ago was simply for BB this week.

        Cheers lad.

        1. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          same haha. luckily the rest of my bench was decimated by injuries and cancellations so I decided not to BB!

        2. Leonard hatred
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          he was only really there for the save points, so missing 1 of 2 matches isn't the end of the world.

          1. Leonard hatred
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            oh, covid. ignore that.

      • BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        The upside of Johnstone not playing is I no longer have to watch the horror that is Wolves vs West Brom. Huge blessing in disguise.

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Exactly 😉 always an upside

        2. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          How dare you. 😀

        3. FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Don't think Wolves are that bad! (smile)

        4. Leonard hatred
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          imagine supporting NUFC, and watching them week in week out.

          even if we win, it feels like losing. 🙁

        5. Marcin the Pole
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Haha, this cheered me up

      • Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 17 days ago

        There's still hope Johnstone plays the 2nd game

        1. grumpyman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Unlikely - will probably still be in isolation.

        2. Dybala10
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I'd erase that hope immediately.

        3. Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          10 days isolation

          1. Rohirrims
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Not really, a negative result should suffice in his case. If he was in contact with +ve case isolation period kicks in.

        4. Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I guess it depends WHEN he got COVID and if he only came into contact........I would guess its highly unlikely he will be ready for WHU due to the new FPL rules about COVID

        5. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Impossible

      • L'Aeroplanino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Button on my bench. Lol

      • adstomko
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Starting to fear Antonio owners now, but West Ham did lose at home 1-0 to Burnley last season

        1. FDMS All Starz
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Burnley are a stubborn team

        2. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          0-0 confirmed

        3. Party time
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Antonio is a beast. He will feast on burnley & west brom

        4. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Chris Wood loves scoring against West Ham.

        5. umerlfc
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          It's the West Brom game I'm more interested in
          Burnely I think would keep it tight

      • Rochdale_Cowboy
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        With the Covid situation now, the only player completey nailed is Cavani... He's that old he's already had the vaccine

        1. CasaBanter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Lol! And Milner...

          1. Rochdale_Cowboy
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Milner said no.... Doesn't do drugs

        2. Captain Vantastic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          We need a tab for players who are vaccinated from each club then.

          1. Rohirrims
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Lol, I can imagine this being a public document for 21-22 season

          2. Rochdale_Cowboy
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            VC = vaccinated captain incase the first choice gets it

        3. Party time
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Lmaooo

        4. Nanoelektronicar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Salah is immune.

        5. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Ha. Love it.

        6. Pep bites Kun
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          No punch pulled there 🙂

      • Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I bet our FH squads for last week do really well this week.

      • Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I mean... every Johnstone owner has Button as back up GK anyway, surely?

        1. Captain Vantastic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Nope. Many have a second playing GK and are using BB.

      • Captain Vantastic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Another 1.5 hr update coming. . .

      • Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Can actually see tears in some of these comments :), were people expecting 15 points from button? Let’s just hope this is the only thing that we’re complaining about otherwise some are gonna have a real shock :p. Goodluck all and don’t get too beat up about this game

        1. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          It's because BB's want every drop of juice from the chip. They only get to play it once a season.

        2. PrestigeWorldwidewidewide..…
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Hell, I started Button, expecting 15 for sure

        3. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Wise words sparky. I only had 8 players last week and expected at least a 100k drop from 350k but ended up with a 20k green arrow. Same this week, saving chip again and just playing my 8dgw'ers + kane, bamford and Tierney. Dallas, saka and bissouma on bench.
          Dont let it get to you chaps, you have plenty of the season left to enjoy. It may be a frustrating season but it's way more interesting than everyone having the same chip strategy. Good luck to all on the site for this gameweek. It's been an interesting 2 weeks.

      • Mackans
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        It did go down to the wire, but decided to not TC KDB, mainly because of 3 reasons:

        -I don’t think he will get 90+90 minutes after Guardiolas comments
        -A potential triple gameweek
        -I like to save it for the last games where some players will chase the top scorer prize

        Anyone agree?

        1. Iceball
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Yes, I didnt buy him, just kept Mane

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          What did he say?

          1. Mackans
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            That he is tired, and that was the reason he didn’t take the pen last game, according to Guardiola

        3. aleksaa2
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Depends on results. He'll have a week off after the Villa game, he'll play as much as they need him.
          TGW is just a wet dream.
          I agree with the third statement.

      • The Tinkerman
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        What happened to Johnstone?

        1. Scots Gooner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          The Covid

          1. FALSE PROFIT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            ??

            1. Scots Gooner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              He has Covid. He's not in the squad.

      • ivantys
          1 month, 17 days ago

          This WBA team is so bad, Neto owners gonna haul big today.

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Surely no one relevant own Neto. He was in a lot of FH teams last week, no one has him now.

        • CONNERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          It could be worse Johnstone owners. You could have Covid. Like Johnstone.

          1. notlob legin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            This - I wish him a speedy recovery

          2. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Ive had Covid and missing a player in FPL is far worse.

          3. CONNERS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            I work in insurance and spoke to a lady recently who has lost 3 relatives to Covid.

            You'll therefore forgive me if I don't laugh at your joke.

            1. FALSE PROFIT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              I hear you loud and clear. I think we are in times when human nature wants to make light of disaster situations. I a sure he meant no harm

        • Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          FPL Towers need to replace the hamsters they're using.

          1. Well you know, Triffic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Updating over 6million teams isn't easy...unless they are using cloud.

        • Daniel - WC Active
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Oh my so much TC flying all over Twitter. KDB mainly. My Salah looks like a differential in the FPL Twitter community. Excited.