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What I’ve learned about key FPL assets at half-way stage of unpredictable season

As we are midway through the season, it is an important time for some reflection which, for me, involves pausing and looking at some numbers.

And, anyone who knows me well enough should not be surprised to see that includes assessing the performance of big hitters against opposition of varying degree. 

It has not been a good first half of the season but, with all my chips intact, I’m hoping I can turn things around in the second half of the campaign. I’ve been making some steady progress in the last few weeks but it isn’t the Nitro boost I’m hoping for. 

I’ve recorded six green arrows out of the last eight Gameweeks where I’ve steadily climbed from 3.1 million to 1.47 million and I am hoping that trajectory continues.

This article is based on what I did at two previous occasions last season as well where I look at the performance of big hitters against different quality defences and try to make sense of the numbers and how it can help us in the future. This is the link to my previous article.

Just like my last piece on this subject, I divided the league into three tiers of defence (based on my opinion, form and some statistics). They are fairly similar to the assumptions I had last time around but please treat them strictly as my opinion. 

Then using the very useful ‘Per 90’ and ‘Performance Versus’ filters from the Premium Members Area, I tabulated the performances of these big hitters against the three categories of defences to see how much of an effect the fixtures have on them. 

I’ve delved further with my analysis this time around to see if we could gauge anything substantial from this data.

First off, the categorisation of teams is as follows:

  • The Kolarov (Top Tier) – Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottehnham Hotspur, Leicester City, Manchester United
  • The Lescott (Middle Tier) – Arsenal, Burnley, Everton, Wolves, Aston Villa, Southampton, West Ham
  • The Bramble (Bottom Tier) – Brighton, Newcastle United, Leeds United, West Brom, Sheffield United, Fulham, Crystal Palace

This table comparison gives us the Goals + Assists per 90 for these assets against different defences in the previous season as well as this season. The first thing that jumps out to me is the averages. 

While there was a distinct difference in the performance of assets against varying opposition in the previous season, the same hasn’t been the case this season. This is one of the reasons my ‘upside chasing’ strategy where I try to bring in players to captain in a good fixture hasn’t worked as effectively as last season primarily because broadly speaking, the performance of these premium picks against Kolarov (0.5 to 0.6) and Lescott (0.6 to 0.8) teams have improved. 

Secondly, players are not as explosive against Bramble teams as they were last season (1.0 to 0.8). And thirdly, my subjective opinion is that the likes of Harry Kane (£11.1m), Bruno Fernandes (£11.3m) and Son Heung-min (£9.7m) who are the highly owned assets in this game, haven’t really slowed down to an extreme degree which makes going for other big hitters, even for captaincy, more risky than it was last season because simply put, you’re betting against players who aren’t really slowing down.

Let’s now look at the performance of players on a team to team basis.

MANCHESTER CITY

Let’s talk about Kevin De Bruyne (£11.9m) first (in case you missed it, he looks out for a while). He’s playing in a slightly different position compared to last year and while he was hugely consistent against opposition of varying degree last season, he’s underperformed a bit against the Kolarov and Bramble teams this season. 

This makes sense to me because of two things. Firstly, Manchester City haven’t been the same free-scoring team this year that they were in the last season and arguably more value lies in their defence. Secondly, I also put down De Bruyne’s underperformance down to the fact that he and his compatriots have missed a lot of the chances created as well and he has been underperforming compared to his underlying numbers. It is worth noting that he has three goals and an xG of 7.48 this season. 

Raheem Sterling’s (£11.4m) numbers expectedly have gone down this season. What is worth noting is that he still has fairly strong numbers against ‘Bramble’ teams and is facing West Brom and Sheffield United in his next two fixtures. It is also worth noting that Phil Foden (£6.3m) has done fairly well against Kolarov and Lescott teams in the limited minutes he’s afforded against them.

Liverpool

Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) has fairly consistent numbers compared to last season with a slight improvement in performance against Lescott and Bramble teams. This despite the five blanks (hello Zambian FPL addict) that he has had off late. It is worth noting that Salah still has the second best performance against Bramble teams, behind Jamie Vardy (£10.1m). 

Sadio Mané’s (£11.8m) numbers are still fairly consistent against Kolarov and Lescott teams but he’s seen quite a fall against the Bramble teams this season. The emergence of penalty picks and Mané’s form quite hasn’t been there in the first half of the season and it is worth monitoring if things change in the second half of the season.

MANCHESTER UNITED

When it comes to the Manchester United assets, it’s all about Bruno Fernandes (£11.3m). He’s shown a drastic improvement in his performance against the Kolarov and Lescott teams. He’s behind only Kane for performance against the Lescott teams and is as effective as Salah against Bramble opposition, which makes him a safe go to captaincy option against obliging defences. Marcus Rashford’s (£9.6m) numbers have reduced against good teams but he has seen a substantial improvement against poor teams. Such is Anthony Martial’s form (£8.8m) that his numbers have deteriorated across the board. 

THE OTHERS

The big story here is the Spurs assets. While I don’t have Son’s numbers from last season, Both him and Kane do incredibly well against all three kinds of opposition. 

The numbers for Kane and son against opposition of different category make sense to me as you’d expect Son to be more effective against Kolarov teams where they are expected to counter and you expect Kane to do better against Bramble opposition where you’d expect the opposition to sit deeper. 

Kane’s numbers have improved across the board from last season. Son is second only to Foden against good teams which is a good sign for those looking at him for De Bruyne replacements with the game against Liverpool incoming. Both players are best in class against Lescott teams which is the prime reason for fixture chasing with other premium assets simply hasn’t been as effective. Kane is a more reliable captain against more obliging teams. 

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s (£11.3m) numbers have dropped across the board and he simply hasn’t been in form this season. He does have the highest Non-Pen xG numbers in the league in the last four Gameweeks so things do look like they are changing. 

Historically, Auba is a good bet against weaker opposition but Arsenal’s fixtures don’t look very appealing in the mid-term. Vardy (who is also going to be out for a while) has done really well this season. He has increased his output against good opposition (hat trick vs Manchester City, goal and assist vs Spurs, assist vs Man United) and has been the most explosive asset amongst all the premium big hitters against obliging teams. 

He has a staggering 1.7 Goal + Assist/90 against such teams which is a shame because Leicester City had a good fixture run and he would have been a great asset to own in these fixtures based on his previous appearances.

Here is just a last look at these numbers for this season and three things stand out to me.

  1. The Spurs assets have good numbers across the board 
  2. Bruno, Vardy and Salah’s reliability against obliging teams could be key in the second half of the campaign.
  3. How these averages compare to last season

 That said it doesn’t take much time for the Fantasy landscape to change and I will be looking forward to doing a similar analysis at the end of this season.

Good luck to everyone preparing for Gameweek 20.

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1,057 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Stats on Leicester without Vardy...
    Coys96
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    I just made a thread on Leicester w/o Vardy. I think it's pretty useful...

    Check it out if u want

    https://twitter.com/CoysFPL/status/1352975216188784640

    1. BeWater
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Cheers mate. Good info.

      • dwain100
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Awesome stuff! Thanks for the work put in to compile it

      • Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Cheers mate. Really helpful!

      • Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Here's a tip if you want to get this seen by more eyes - tag a bunch of big accounts, including FPLGoat, in the hope that they retweet. Wouldn't want this hard work to not be seen by as many people as possible.

        1. Coys96
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Ok will do that now 🙂

      • PP6
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Thanks again

      • Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        HT of a link to Twitter?

        FFS admitting that their own platform is useless for presenting and discussing stuff. 😀

        1. noquarternt
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Well you can see that from all the ‘articles’ that might as well be twitter posts.

          Why I’m captaining Salah
          Why I’m playing my wildcard etc

    2. Hits Magnet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      With KDB and Vardy injured I suddenly have 22m to spend but I don't really fancy anybody ....
      I dumped all liverpool players a few weeks back and I don't want to reverse that decision.

      Current Mid - Pogba/Fernandes/Maddison/Saka
      Forwards - Kane/Bamford

      Which of the following combinations would you prefer considering who I already have..... pick a Forward and a Midfielder please?

      Forwards - Ings / Antonio / Jesus / Watkins
      Midfielders - Gundagon Ward Prowse / Grealish / Son / Zaha
      Option B - bring back a LFC player

      I'm leaning towards Ings and Gundagon

      Thanks for all replies

      1. BeWater
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Ings and Son. Second choices would be Antonio and Gundogan.

      2. estheblessed
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        What to do here guys ?

        Martinez
        Stones, Cancelo, Dier, Alioski
        Salah, KDB, Grealish, Bruno
        Kane, Bamford

        Forster, Anguissa, Kilman, Davis

        1. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          It's a hard pass from me. Needs FTs and money in the bank as a minimum. Preferably some ideas or insights from yourself as a courtesy.

          1. estheblessed
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            0.3 in the bank and 1FT

        2. JoeJitzu +42
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          KDB to Gundogan, Foden, Maddison, Grealish, Son or chance Rashford

        3. Squib
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          KDB to Son.
          Or Sterling against those teams he often scores against. Or Gundogan.

          Probably leave rest unless you have 2 ft and want to upgrade Alioski or Anguissa.

      3. Captain Vantastic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Adams subbed after another unimpressive performance. Think I'll play Soucek ahead of him so that he can start scoring.

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          im selling.

        2. JoeJitzu +42
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Good idea nothing better than putting player on your bench to see him return to double digit hauls!

      4. JoeJitzu +42
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Who makes way for Kane?

        A. Bamford (Leeds out of form)
        B. Antonio (in form - injury prone)
        C. Watkins (has DGW ahead)

        1. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Probably Bamford if you wait a week. If not, then it's trickier, but not Antonio.

        2. King Kohli
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          C if you have to

        3. JoeJitzu +42
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Thank you both

      5. evilfish
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        They're playing each other, who would you start?

        A) Martínez
        B) Pope

        1. King Kohli
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          A

        2. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          I can see a lot of saves for Pope, potentially, which makes him the superior pick if it's 0-0, but I can also see goals and a CS for Villa. My crystal ball says Martinez is marginally the better pick, all things considered.

        3. The Mighty Hippo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          B

      6. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Planning to WC 25.
        Worth taking a hit when I have decent coverage on the bench?

        Plan to do KDB > Son and bench Vardy to avoid the hit.
        Can do Vardy > Kane next week for free.

        Martinez (Meslier)
        Cancelo Stones Coufal Konsa (Taylor)
        Salah KDB Bruno Soucek (Anguissa)
        Bamford Adams (Vardy)

        1 FT 1.1 ITB

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          I am wildcarding in 25 too. And making these moves:

          KDB to Gundo this week
          Vardy to Kane next

          Have Son.

          1. King Kohli
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Yes makes sense to not take the hit I guess

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Yes. Just get Son this GW.

        2. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          What's in week 25 which makes it good for wildcard? Just asking as still have mine.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            DGW 26, so you can WC with the plan of BBing

      7. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Why are people planning to sell Bamford?

        1. The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Leeds regressing, Bamford not getting any chances and usually needs about 10 to score a goal, also no dgw 23 now that Arsenal lost...

      8. Squib
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Cancelo nailed?

        1. The Mighty Hippo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          pretty much

      9. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Asking again which one
        A. Son Rashford
        B. Salah Grealish

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          I have B. So A.

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Ta got them

        2. Sterling Malory
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Tough, Salah form the obvious issue.

          Leaning towards A

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Got A at the mo cheers

      10. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Arsenal lol

        1. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          ?

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            😆

      11. ivantys
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Saints to repeat the 1-0 win in midweek then.

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            No. Arsenal to win. Same scoreline.

            1. G-Whizz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Errrm...

              1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                If you are a betting man, put a big one on that.

                1. G-Whizz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Think I'll give that a miss lol

                  Did manage to pick up something though for Ings SOT at evens (was 1/3) took him until the 87th minute but I'll take it 🙂

        • Salan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Wildcard template?

          Martinez
          Cancelo Dias Maguire Chilwell Coufal
          Salah Bruno Gundogan Grealish ESR
          Kane Antonio Bamford

          1. Salan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            2nd gk can be McCarthy or a 4.0

          2. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            See above Son Rashford instead of Salah Grealish?

            1. bored by december
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              son and rashford for me, but salah will inevitably come good, i'm waiting for around GW25 to bring him back in if/when form picks up, he should have a cracking run of fixtures then.

              Looking at a grealish, foden, bruno, rashford, son midfield right now, 2 up top, is a toss up between antonio and bamford for me, instead of the three of them

              1. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Yeah Rashford > Salah looks inevitable just need to judge the appropriate time

              2. Salan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Thanks also, appreciated. I have some hesitation to double up Manchester United attacks.

            2. Salan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Thank you. I like Son, may downgrade a defender to get him. For Salah, I treat him as an insurance or risk management. If he blanks, my rank (now around 200,000th) doesn't drop a very little bit only; however if he scores 2 or 3, my team will have a big trouble.

              1. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Understood but this is good time to jump to in form good fixtures assets before Salah is firing again?

                1. Salan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Yes, this sounds reasonable. See I may play it still in a safe mode or take more risk at this stage.

                  Thank you again.

          3. _Freddo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Kane. Antonio. Cavani.

            No double for Bamford anytime soon after todays result.

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Like this if I did not have Rashford I may jump to Cavani

            2. Salan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              I don't know exactly why, but not much confidence on Cavani, Martial and Rashford per their price tag.

              1. bored by december
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                the option here may be to take a punt on a banes/mads over rashford, sit on the cash and bring in salah when firing again, may only miss a week of salah returns then but might, just might, get fortunate along the way on an in form tea. obviously much harder to tell with vardy out, but it's all part of the fun isnt it

                1. Salan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Agree that it's all part of the fun. Good luck all here.

              2. _Freddo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Cavani is a world class 9m+ striker who looks to be playing himself into importance, get on at the start not when everyone else has got him.

                If he doesn't start tomorrow & you're on a WC, well.....

                1. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Cavani is 7.8, even better.

        • Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Gabriel has only six less FPL points than TAA, at the half way mark. So he’s not that bad 😉

          1. Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            I owned him for most of the season 🙁

            1. Deulofail
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              😮 16 GWs!

              1. Deulofail
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                He only played in 12 😆

        • Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          So no DGW23 then?

          1. Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            The dream was nice while it lasted

          2. Amey
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            For Southampton

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Who else?

              1. Ze_Austin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Maybe Spurs. Maybe

                1. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Ok good to know

          3. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Ings TC dreams in shatters

          4. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            No double for my Bednarek & Adams.

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Later in the season mate 😉

          5. drughi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            can get rid of adams for antonio/DCL without hesitation

        • Going Home
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Is anyone worth a -4 to bring in for Vardy? Had already done Taylor to Mitchell after he pulled up (again!) on Thursday night.

          Got the following front 7 for this week and thinking DCL in next week

          ESR Soucek Son Bruno Salah
          Kane Bamford

          1. Toked
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            I think bench him and get rid next week with 2FT, that front 7 is decent.

            I’m doing the same with a similar team, except Raphina over ESR.

        • Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Drink every time JWP touches his nose

        • drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          If sterling is rested tonight I'm bringin him in, need to have some fun

        • King Kohli
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Currently playing Adams and Konsa for next gw.
          Would you take a hit for any of these?

          A. Kane
          B. Dias
          C. No hit

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            C

          2. Toked
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            C

          3. Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            If you want them long-term, I would say yes. Probably A.
            Coming from someone who can afford Kane for a hit, but isn't going to do it (for Martial or Bamford this week).

            1. King Kohli
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Seems silly to take a hit when I can do it for free next gw.
              Also plan to WC 25, so hit feels very short term

              1. Deulofail
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Sure, but you get three things from the hit:
                1) the chance to get points back this week (potentially a profit)
                2) Potential for financial profit if Kane is going to rise and Konsa/Adams going to fall (all three look likely).
                3) An extra FT next week or a furture week do make other changes

                4 points seems a small price to pay for all this. But I can understand your hesitation, as someone who isn't hitting for a similar move myself. Just think that my players, Bamford and Martial are better than yours, Konsa and Adams, this week.

        • Toked
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Worth playing Dawson CRY(A) over Robertson TOT(A) this week? Am playing Coufal also.

          1. Original Pirate Material
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Yes i am

        • Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Thanks for the upvotes, Amey 🙂

        • Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Captain Sterling or Bruno?

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Bruno

          2. Toked
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Bruno

        • Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Peter Walton doesn't understand VAR.

          1. panda07
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            He didn't know the offside rules either. In the City Villa game he said that the City goal shouldn't stand initially and he then went on to say, you'd think the players would know the rules of the game. He's getting paid as a pundit on the rules of the game!

        • Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Start Tierney or Soucek?

          1. Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Tierney fo sho

          2. Toked
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            I think Tierney, but I am playing Soucek over Holding this week so feel it’s pretty close.

        • Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Play:
          A) Coufal
          B) Soucek
          C) Get Cancelo with a hit

          1. Toked
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            B>A>C

        • Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          NOBODY gets @TroopzAFC blood boiling quite like Willian
          https://twitter.com/backagain/status/1352962092513562625?s=07

          1. The Train Driver
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            What's up with Arsenal fans, so angry! Need to get laid...

            1. Deulofail
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Sure, one guy who's angry for a living represents all fans 😉

            2. Scots Gooner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Think most Arsenal fans are embarrassed by Troopz, DT etc

              Besides, he's right about Willian.

        • waltzingmatildas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Which order would you be aiming for these to come in?
          A) son
          B) grealish
          C) gundogan

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            As you have it

            1. waltzingmatildas
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Cheers. Getting a little over excited about gundogan, especially with those fixtures. But think son needs to be the priority

        • Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Do we know who is on pens when Vardy is out?

          1. Tomsk
              2 months, 26 days ago

              I think Tielemans but not sure.

              1. Adetro
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Yes, Tielemans most likely

            • G-Whizz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              I'm surprised Maddison doesn't seem to be in people's thinking when it comes to pens, but the concensus is it will be Tielemans...

          2. djman102
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Ben Crellin may have already tweeted it, so apologies for the repeat if so, but for anyone curious:

            As stated a few times in the comments, Southampton's win means no DGW for LEE-SOU in GW23. It also means that we are guaranteed at least one of WHM-ARS or CPL-MUN in GW29 (both if Liverpool win R4 and R5).

            As for the 3pm kickoffs:
            Sheffield United are in an FA Cup pool with all lower league opposition. If they lose either R4 or R5, SHU-AVL is on 29, (meaning Villa will probably double in 26 and play 29).

            Brighton and Leicester are in the same pool If Brighton lose R4 or R5, BHA-NEW is on 29.

            West Ham is in the same pool as Man United and Liverpool (pun not intended :). As stated above, if they lose today or R5, WHM-ARS is on 29.

            1. Studs Up
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Nice summary

          3. Gizzachance
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Thoughts
            A Kdb an Vardy to son an Kane for a hit?
            B kdb- son for free
            C Kane- Vardy for free
            Then use ft next gw to do son or Kane
            Cheers

            1. waltzingmatildas
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              B

              1. Gizzachance
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Cheers

            2. marcos11
                2 months, 26 days ago

                A, get 2pts for the appearance anyway so you profit as long as they don’t blank

                1. Gizzachance
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Good point
                  As I would have to bench kdb or Vardy, spose may as well take the hit, get it done, as their ownership will prob go even higher now
                  Cheers