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How I try to balance FPL decisions with supporting a top-flight club


Fresh from an overall rank of 389 in 2019/20, Seb Wassell has finished in the top 5k three times in his FPL career with a total of five top 15k ranks since 2012/13. A Leeds fan and a disciple of Marcelo Bielsa at heart, Seb can be found on both the Scoutcast and Scoutcast Matchday on our YouTube channel, as well as writing two articles a month for the site.


‘Would you rather your team won the title or you won FPL?’ A classic question in the Fantasy Premier League sphere. Perhaps just a bit of fun, perhaps a test of your loyalties. 

For me, the answer has always been simple: I’d rather my team won the title. This isn’t just because it is a nonsensical conundrum not based in reality – one doesn’t affect the other, I can have both, or more likely, neither – but because the two have always been completely separate for me. I support Leeds United. 

The Premier League hasn’t had to cross the Leeds supporting side of my brain in a very long time. The closest to overlapping Leeds and FPL has gotten for me was trying to refresh the official app with frozen hands and no signal at a wintery Elland Road. That is, until this season.

As a long-time FPL player, I would like to think I have a decent grasp of the common pitfalls we can all fall into when chasing that elusive mini-league win. Possibly the most common of these is being unable to act dispassionately when considering our own sides and their FPL prospects.

 

 1

Going into a Sunday afternoon hoping for both your team’s star striker to score and the opposition goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet seems a contradiction. Many may justify decisions on this basis, from “Well, at least if we lose I’ll have done well in FPL” and “I watch him every week, he’s going to score, trust me” to “I can’t captain him against my own team!”. 

Some may even see the ghosts of superstition in acting for or against your team by means of FPL decisions. My cousin, when his beloved Fulham are in the Premier League, insists on selecting three Fulham players in his side no matter what. He’s never won our mini league, by the way. For the first time in my FPL career, this was going to be my problem too. But I had a plan.

If I couldn’t trust myself to avoid a Leeds bias, I would simply avoid Leeds altogether. I understood our strengths, weaknesses and style of player ahead of the season, hopefully better than most, but I did not believe I would be able to act on this objectively. 

Even if I thought Patrick Bamford (£6.6m) would defy his previously poor conversion rate (I didn’t), no problem, Che Adams (£5.9m) is here for me with his similarly frustrating relationship with expected goals (xG).

While everyone else was debating Stuart Dallas (£4.8m) vs Luke Ayling (£4.5m), I was comfortably settling into my James Justin (£5.1m) pick. What I didn’t account for is Leeds doing quite so well and our players being quite so popular amongst my fellow FPL managers. This was a mistake.

Bamford was, converse to all previous evidence, tearing it up and Dallas had found himself both in more favourable positions due to injuries and producing impressive, if sometimes fortunate, output from them. Eventually, I re-evaluated my thinking and on the Gameweek 5 Wildcard and brought in Ayling. But neither Bamford nor Dallas you ask? Correct. This was my second mistake.

Prior to Gameweek 5, Dallas and Ayling were relatively even in terms of potential. Ayling came out on top for me due to Dallas’ historic numbers at left-back, all else being equal the position he would play, being significantly weaker than at right-back. 

Bamford had still not convinced me. This bit was the Leeds fan winning over the FPL manager: Bamford was performing well, but not unsustainably given the numbers. However, a fateful mix of my knowledge of Bamford’s previous chronic underperformance and my textbook Leeds pessimism that comes complimentary with 15 years of Elland Road season tickets, led me to denounce him a second time.

It took me until Gameweek 11 to succumb and bring Bamford in for the injured Michail Antonio (£6.5m). Bamford delivered for me, but this was a move that others without white, yellow and blue in their veins had profited from weeks ago.

Fast-forward to Gameweek 21 and I have since transferred out both Ayling and, in my most recent move, Bamford. Ayling for obvious reasons – playing centre back all but removing his attacking threat and, due to massive injury issues in defence and our unique man-marking system coming up against players of considerably higher quality than in the Championship, Leeds’ well-documented poor record at the back. 

Bamford for less obvious reasons. Let’s have a look at why and see how a combination of my unintentional bias and an eagerness to grow my FPL rank have potentially backfired.

From Gameweeks 1 to 20, Leeds scored 32 goals from an xG of 29.24 (61.5 mins/xG), having created a chance every 6.5 minutes. A slight overperformance but not too significant. Bamford had 10 goals from an xG of 11.16 (144.2 mins/xG). 

However, when we look at the two fixtures prior to Leicester in Gameweek 21, there is a stark drop off. Leeds scored two goals against Brighton (Gameweek 19) and Newcastle (Gameweek 20) from an xG of 1.01, with Bamford himself scoring zero goals from an xG of 0.05 That’s a single off target shot across two Gameweeks.

While this is far from an acceptable sample size and includes the match on an almost unplayable (but now re-laid) pitch against Brighton, it could indicate the start of a trend. At a rank of ~270k, identifying the start of a trend before others is something that interests me. So out he went for Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.6m).

Those of you reading this will know that Bamford scored once and assisted twice against Leicester (from an xGI of 1.02) in GW21. His goal was a brilliant, if low probability, strike. He also created one further chance (for a total of 3, all considered “big”) and hit the woodwork. Mistake number three.

Realistically, I do not believe my error was in interpreting the stats this way or that – plenty of people will have seen those and made their own, well-reasoned decisions – but rather in the fact that I am seemingly still looking for reasons to avoid Leeds, even now. 

I acted hastily not only because there was a potential edge to be found, but because it gave me a chance to return to my no-Leeds happy state. Interestingly, in researching this piece, I discovered I have not captained a player against Leeds once this season. That has not been deliberate, but clearly suggests that I also have some sort of subconscious aversion to hoping against us.

The solution seems clear. Dispassionate objectivity. But this is football, one of the most passionate, subjective things out there. Can we successfully combine the two?

Going forwards, this is something I need to address. The advice I would give to others is to lean into and act on your club knowledge, it should be an advantage not a hindrance, but to give equal weighting to the research you do on other teams. The experience of others can be invaluable here. Most of us probably support a Premier League team, and so most of us probably face this issue. If we work together, I can balance my biased knowledge with your biased knowledge and together we can likely find the truth in the middle.

Should we stick or twist on Leeds assets for Gameweek 20 & beyond?

I am confident in my ability to assess other teams objectively and to the advantage of my FPL prospects, we need to treat our supported teams the same. Ask yourself what you would do if that overlapping fullback or goal-scoring striker was playing for another club? We also need to be aware of the availability heuristic here. 

Simply, this is the fact that we are naturally biased towards information that we see or can recall easily over equally valid information that we are not regularly aware of. We all see much more of our own team than any other, and so will naturally be more exposed to the information that concerns them. 

This can lead us to placing too much value in the actions of our team, positive or negative, over that of others. For example, if two players are taking an identical number of equal quality shots, we are likely to favour the one that plays for our team. This is because we are probably seeing every single one of their shots from the stands (or television these days) each week, meaning it is both fresh in our mind and constantly reinforced. Whereas as we only intermittently see the goals the other player scores on Match of the Day, meaning it is easier to discount. However, both players are equally valid as FPL options.

If I can make peace between these two sides of myself, the Leeds fan and the FPL manager, perhaps Bamford will forgive me and I can avoid a fourth mistake. After all, as revealed in his Sunday post-match interview, if Patrick has himself in his fantasy team who am I to argue?

Or maybe the very fact that I am thinking about this is the problem. I don’t give Man City nearly as much thought and yet I own three of their players. Maybe what I should really be asking is ‘would I rather my team got relegated or I never win FPL?

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525 Comments Post a Comment
  1. FantasyFooty01
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Into week 2 of last man standing, who should I pick?? comment below.
    Already picked:
    Man City

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      What a waste of your Man City pick

      Trickier set of fixtures this week: Liverpool or Arsenal

      1. FantasyFooty01
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Wanted to make sure week 1 was a certainty to get through. Was a few shocks.

    2. hullcityfan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Sheffield Utd

  2. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    10M in bank to improve this Team - 1 FT and loosely planning to BB DGW26. Advice appreciated!

    Martinez
    Dias, Stones, Coufal
    Salah, Fernandes, Son, Gundogan, Soucek
    DCL, Bamford

    (Steer, Mitchell, Brewster, Douglas*)

    A) Douglas -> TAA
    B) Douglas -> Robertson
    C) Douglas -> Targett
    D) Brewster -> Watkins
    E) Brewster -> Wilson
    F) Something Else!

    Cheers!

    1. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      If you are happy to start soucek, id probably save the ft.

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Cheers. Yes happy with him for now

    2. Drogba Legend
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      We are in the same situation my friend. My team is a few below.

      I'm thinking of upgrading my fodder mid to Grealish/Barnes/Son/Rash/Mane/Maddison but can't decide. Part of me, like your team actually this week, wants to just save the FT and bank the money again and have 2 FT next week. Thoughts about saving?

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        I'm definitely not going to save as Brewster is likely my only 'playing' sub. For your team I would suggest upgrading midfield spot, the awkward thing is Son should be a set and forget but there are better options with Kane out. And you can hope Chilwell comes back in which presumably he will.

    3. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Soucek -> Grealish

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Cheers. Lower priority move for me with my bench issues.

        1. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Ah true with double city defence def need to sure up that bench!

  3. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Bench headache.
    Assume all are fit, who plays?!
    A)wb
    B)amford
    C)hillwell

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      B

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Bee

    3. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      B

  4. AI3user
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Get Grealish in for:

    A) Soucek
    B) Son

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I mean with no other context then how could the answer ever be anything than A??

    2. Sco
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Lol. This might be the most egregious overrating of Soucek yet.

      It's obviously A.

  5. Drogba Legend
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Sitting at 48k and I have over 9m ITB, help appreciated:

    Fabs
    Chill - Robbo - Dias - Stones
    Salah - Bruno - Gundo - Soucek
    Bam - DCL

    Fodder - Brewster - Fodder - Fodder

    Upgrade a bench player to:

    A) Son
    B) Rash
    C) Barnes
    D) Grealish
    E) Save FT
    F) Anything else

    Cheers!

  6. spamking
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Bench two:

      a. Dallas (Eve)
      b. Gundogan (Bur)
      c. Antonio (Avl)
      d. DCL (Lee)
      e. Watkins (Whu)

      I'm considering b/a, I'm thinking Gundogan either gets rested or gets hooked around the hour mark since he played the full 90 on Saturday. Didn't look too great either.

      Villa/Whu game could be high scoring.

      DCL against a weak Everton Leeds defence

      Have I gone mad?

    • Warbling Wendy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Will probably move KWP to Dias now, seeing all the potential doubles coming up for City. Was reluctant to get Dias in for fear of benching, but even if he gets benched I'll still have him for the upcoming bumper gameweeks, so should work out long term. Fingers crossed.

    • 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Please help me bench one:
      A. Antonio
      B. Bamford
      C. DCL
      Ta.

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Find another way

      2. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        DCL
        Who's your mids

        1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Salah, Bruno, Son, Grealish, Gundo

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Same mid here and is why I have Brewster 3rd on my bench, you'll make the wrong choice every week!

            1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Yes, benched Bamford last gw

    • FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Big Sam has signed a player called Okay 😆

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        okay

    • Threat Level Midnight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Has Klopp said anything about Mane just yet?

      1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        "In this moment, for sure, he is not performing. I want to see that desire to outscore Salah to the point that they don't pass to each other. Boom! Hahahaha. But yeah, we need him back soon".

    • Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      is Dias any better value that Stones?
      Considering doing s luxury move this week and switching one to Cancello

      1. Warbling Wendy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Dias is more secure long term as the RCB, this could be his rest week though. Pep Roulette.

      2. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Dias IS the Man City defence

        If Laporte is really back then stones will be much more of a rotation risk than Dias in general

      3. jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Dias most likely not to be rested.. so that probably means he's dropped for the next game!

        Impossible to know with pep.

        I have dias and cancelo and happy to have those 2 out of the city defense options.

    • Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Which teams have doubles coming up?

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Everton, Southampton, AVL the first?

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Thanks, City too I think

    • The Red Devil
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Bottomed
      Martinez/Nyland
      Cancelo/Stones/Coufal/Alioski/Mitchell
      Salah/Son/Bruno/Gundogan/Soucek
      Kane/Bamford/DCL

      1 FT 5.8 ITB

      Suggestions?
      Kane to which forward? & who'd you bench?

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Kane -> Antonio, bench Soucek is the template move

        1. The Red Devil
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          i was thinking of getting wilson in, thoughts?

          1. TheDragon
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            No one even considered Wilson until this weeks score

            He isn’t fit me as Newcastle are useless but he is their only goal threat so will get points.

            Wilson is a fine pick but you’ll have to hold him through some blanks

            1. The Red Devil
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Yeah, he just seems streaky & not sure how well West Ham will do against villa
              Seemed average against Liverpool

    • GROBARI
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Hello lads,another horrible GW,benched Bamford,thats all i can say
        Has 4.3m itb and 1ft,is there any place for improvment in my team?
        Martinez Steer
        Stones Dias Justin Dallas Mitchell
        Son Salah Bruno Soucek Gundo
        DCL Bamford Antonio
        Thank you for all answers and GL in next GW!

        1. Boly Would
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Team looks fine, I'd roll the FT

      • It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Here's a tidbit I found interesting: Yesterdays Spurs eleven was the first one in 138 years without an Englishman.

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Another tidbit: Spurs starting eleven had collectively played 620 national games. Brighton 49.

          1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            That's why they lost. Players' minds are on the national team

            1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              I thought they lost because they were a disjointed and uninspired mess.

        2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Brexit!!!

          1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Brexit apparently did mean Brexit

      • Marcin the Pole
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Why is everyone in a mad rush to get rid of Soucek? Have they forgotten what he did literally last week?

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Let them

        2. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          On here:

          If a player blanks 1 GW they are useless get rid (eg, Bamford last week, Soucek, DCL this week). Yet the week prior the exact opposite was the sentiment

          The knee jerking from the average user here is hilarious / embarrassing.

          1. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            In fairness DCL was fairly consistent but it didn't stop people getting him.

          2. Threat Level Midnight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Bamford had blanked much more than a single week...

            1. TheDragon
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              People were advocating selling Bamford over Adams for goodness sake

        3. Pépé Pig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          It's more about who they want to bring in (personally really want Grealish)

        4. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Depends on who they get for him.

        5. Atimis
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Just if I don't play him every week and he blocks my 3rd WH spot for Antonio, I'd rather get rid of

        6. Studs Up
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Is this based on the comments on here or the net transfer stats?

      • mgilbert86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Would you bench Gundo to start these three?
        Antonio DCL Bamford

        1. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          No - bench the player with the best xG stats in January of the whole league because he blanked in 1 home game?

          1. mgilbert86
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            0 shots on goal with jesus in the team

            1. TheDragon
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Sample size?

              1. GreennRed
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Inconsistent in front of goal Brazilian Jesus though, not the beardy lad from Nazareth.

        2. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Not ahead of Calvert Lewin.

        3. 007 [RoboKlopp]
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          In the same boat, maybe bench Antonio vs avl

      • goblin140
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Anyone have an idea?

        2 FTs, 0.4 ITB. Was thinking Wilson > Watkins for long term or should I just burn 1?

        Martinez
        Dias Cancelo Dallas
        Salah Bruno Sterling Grealish
        Bamford Wilson Antonio

        4.0 Soucek Coufal Mitchell

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Burn

        2. Captain_Shirokov
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          jaysus, nice team, Mitchell out maybe?

        3. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          I like Wilson > Watkins. Prep for the doubles

      • Atimis
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Ain't Zaha or Barnes/Maddison a better option than Grealish?

        I mean, he had 0 shots,1 key pass last game and can't really say how AV will perform vs WH and Arsenal - these ain't some obvious fixtures.

        1. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Only if you are looking for a short term bit of fun

          Put Grealish in your team and that’s 1 position you never have to make a transfer for / worry about for the rest of the season

          1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Not really. I got rid after 4 blanks in 5. Turned out he's not Messi even though some on here might make you believe that he is.

            1. TheDragon
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              What do you mean not really?

              Over the season Grealish is and will outscore Barnes and Zaha. But obviously they will outscore him over short periods.

              Grealish is a rock solid set and forget for the season at the price

      • caldracula
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Son to Salah?

        1. mgilbert86
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Im doing son to mane if hes fit 100 percent if that helps

      • nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Is it madness to C Sterling above Salah and Bruno?
        He was rested last game so seems a sure starter and expect Brighton to make it tough for Liverpool what do you think?
        Cheers

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Yes from me.

          1. nico05
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            I was worried it was a risky move

        2. jason_ni
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          West ham tried to make it tight for Liverpool as well..
          Sterling not a bad shout either.

          1. nico05
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            That's a good point an early goal and the floodgates could be open

        3. Threat Level Midnight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          I quite like the move myself.

        4. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          A bit but not complete madness, nice and punty. Sterling's FPL form is down on previous seasons. Salah looks on it right now. Bruno's amazingness has dropped a tad.

          1. nico05
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            That's what I was worried about whether its worth the risk, maybe Salah is the safer bet

      • Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        All good options but you can't say how any of them will perform in their next two, at least Grealish has two home games

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Reply fail to ATIMIS

      • Captain_Shirokov
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Who scores more points this week?

        DCL(lee) or Soucek(avl)?

        1. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          A) The striker against one of the leakiest defences in the league

          B) The defensive midfielder against one of the best defences in the league

          Hmmmmmm let me think which is the logical pick

          1. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            The striker with 7 PL duck eggs.

          2. Captain_Shirokov
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Applying logic to Soucek's points output doesn't end well.

            1. TheDragon
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Ok but what other approach other than logic is there?

              Captain Soucek and also bring in Che Adams and Mitrovic as strikers then 🙂

          3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            One does not simply insult Soucek

            1. Captain_Shirokov
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              fml that's another Soucek brace locked in now

          4. Mweene
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Last 7games:

            Soucek 4 goals

            DCL 0 goals

            Difference of 30 odd points.

            1. TheDragon
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Oh ok if the strategy is to pick the player who scored the most in recent weeks..., my mistake

              1. Captain_Shirokov
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                lmao, that's literally part of the strategy

                1. TheDragon
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  You want players who will score more points in future weeks

                  Hope this helps 🙂

                  1. Captain_Shirokov
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    ah yes, I forgot past and future have no correlation, my mistake! lol

                2. hullcityfan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Kane captain then?

        2. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Neither.

        3. Sid1891
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Dcl

        4. Cojones of Destiny
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          you can always bet against leeds conceding in any given gw so DCL me thinks

      • Cert
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Who do I get in for Kane?

        1. Wilson
        2. DCL
        3. Cavani

        I already have Bamford and Antonio

        1. No end product
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Forms suggests Wilson

        2. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Watkins.

        3. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          2

        4. Steager
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Dcl if you want to be safe,

          Cavani if you want a punt, but he may not play.

          what about Ings

        5. Jellyfish
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          I'm weighing up similar moves with Watkins also in the mix.

          The prospect of a DGW is leaning me towards either DCL or Watkins

        6. only2
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          4. Watkins

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Get Barnes, Maddison or Zaha for Soucek

        Or wait one gw and get Grealish for Soucek

      • Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Any news on KDB?

        1. Threat Level Midnight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Ginger, quite quiet, and injured

      • Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Do we think klopp starts Salah after how horrivly it went the last time he benched him?

      • Boom XhakaLacaSaka
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        A double city defence are still okay to have after burnley considering how good they have been defending? I think I will keep a double city defence until I see them conceding regular

        1. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Of course. Best defence in the league with good fixtures and DGWs to come.

      • Stand By Mee
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        I can do Gundo to Sterling for free... but should I?

      • Bounce
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Massive benching headache this week. I can't even decide on 1/4!

          McCarthy, Johnstone
          Cancelo, Dias, Justin, Dallas, Coufal
          Salah, Fernandes, Son, Grealish, Gündogan
          Calvert-Lewin, Bamford, Antonio

          1. Gowiththeflow
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Djizaass !!! BB on that, for sure! 🙂

            Tough one.