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How an early Wildcard helped me into the top 1k – and what I have learned

Currently sitting well inside the top 1,000, Let’s Talk FPL’s Andy looks back at the success of his early second Wildcard – and explains how he plans to cope without the prized chip going forward.


Nearly a month ago now (January 6, to be precise), I wrote an article about the pros and cons of playing the second Wildcard early in Gameweek 18, especially for those of us that had used the first one early as well.

After starting Gameweek 18 ranked at 41,610th, I’ve now moved up to 679th at the start of Gameweek 22. It’s safe to say that the early Wildcard has worked pretty well. In this article, I want to quickly touch on why it worked well, and what my future plans are without a Wildcard in hand.

Why did it work

As I mentioned in my article at the time, we were in a unique situation where there was a chance to attack a big Blank Gameweek followed by a big Double Gameweek, without any “normal” Gameweeks in between. They also both involved teams with good fixtures, good players and perhaps even more importantly, good fixtures following the Double. Those teams were Manchester City and Manchester United.

Of course, along the way, you need some lucky. Back in my January article, I wasn’t predicting John Stones (£5.2m), João Cancelo (£6.0m) and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.4m) to all score 17+ points in an individual Gameweek. Sometimes the luck comes all at once, and I couldn’t have been much luckier, really.

But the logic was there of targeting a Blank, Double and following fixtures all at once. At the time I had no Manchester City players, and they looked key going forward. A Free Hit would have plugged the gap in Gameweek 18, but I’d have been left with lots of hits from that point forward.

I’ve seen a few people now contemplating an early Wildcard but it does feel like the boat has been missed on the opportunity now. We’re so close to Double Gameweek 24, which is when we’ll likely have all the information we’ll need for a potential Blank Gameweek 29, and Double Gameweek 26, that using the Wildcard in Gameweek 23 could be a disaster. I’m not sure anyone’s team is in such a bad state they need to use it now, and Wildcards are such a good way to attack a set of Gameweeks that using it now would be sub-optimal, I would say.

Future Planning

One thing I’m finding is planning feels even more crucial than normal without a Wildcard, and so many big Gameweeks still to manage. I’ve already seen several content creators talk about getting players in for a few weeks because they’re Wildcarding soon, and I don’t have that luxury.

That’s why in Gameweek 21, I bought in Son Heung-min (£9.7m) and Jack Grealish (£7.8m) and ended up ignoring Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.6m). It’s likely that Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa will have a good Double Gameweek so I felt they were better long-term moves, to essentially save my transfers down the line. Everton have, of course, ended up getting a Double Gameweek before that – and this is naturally one of the downsides to Wildcarding so early.

With the Free Hit chip, I’m keeping my options open. Before we get more confirmed fixtures, I’m essentially trying to get in players like above that are good for right now, but also for the Doubles. If my team is set for Gameweek 26, then I will use the Free Hit in Gameweek 29 – but depending on how my team is looking for Gameweek 29, I could just use the Free Hit in the big Double Gameweek instead. I do have my Triple Captain as well but due to the number of fixtures that still need to be rearranged, there’ll probably be other chances to use it.

To Keep Doing

Fernandes stakes captaincy claim ahead of Gameweek 9 meeting with West Brom

I wanted to quickly touch on some things that I’ve changed in my strategy to FPL this season which I plan on carrying on for the rest of the season. I’m sure some of this will be simple to many, or things you’re already doing, but it’s helped me so far.

I will caveat straight away to say again that of course luck is a big part of FPL. Just because this has worked this season doesn’t mean it will work next season, but for now I’ll keep doing with it.

Captaincy

I think sometimes we underrate just how important the captaincy is. We might hear things like “I’ll just captain him instead” or “I’ll take a punt on him”. Both ways of doing things are fine, but this year I’ve made a conscious decision to always have who I believe is the best captain each week, even if that means transferring out a big hitter. This sounds simple, but often FPL managers will forgo the best captain because they don’t want to sell a big hitter. Obviously who the best captain is, is subjective but I’ve tried to target them in advance, and unless there’s something major which happens in between I won’t change my mind, even for “form”. For example, my next captain in Gameweek 23 will be Son.

I’ve sold Salah, Son, and Kane twice already this season and I’ve found not having value wrapped up in them makes my decisions much easier knowing I can just buy them back as there’s no money “lost”.

I’ve also not looked to take any punts. It’s whoever I think the best points potential is regardless of what everyone is doing. Will that player be 150% effective ownership or 50%? I don’t particularly care, and have ignored ownership so far this season.

Form and data
WOLAVL dd

One thing I said I wanted to do at the start of the season was using a more statistic-based approach to my decisions, but also reduce the amount of statistics that I use. Expected data incorporates so many other statistics so I’ve stuck largely to that, especially ‘per 90’ data.

I often look at the season-long data as well, rather than looking for differences in much smaller sample sizes like last four Gameweeks. There’s obviously a balancing act here, but I’ve tried to trust players putting up good numbers over a long period of time who have good fixtures. Simple, but so far effective.

An example of this is Grealish vs Harvey Barnes (£6.9m) vs James Maddison (£7.3m). I can see that Barnes and Maddison have scored well recently but when I needed a £7m+ midfielder recently, there was no question in my mind that Grealish was the one.

Grealish has an expected goal involvement per 90 minutes (xGp90) for the season of 0.51, compared to Barnes at 0.37 and Maddison at 0.28. Maddison has scored a few goals recently, but his xGp90 is just 0.14 which is low, and his creativity isn’t that high despite creating lots of chances through corners. I’m ignoring an “in-form” player right now in the hope his returns will start to dry up, but there’s no doubting he’s playing well at present.

There’s nothing wrong with looking at recent Gameweeks to spot any major differences, but too often we are looking for something to confirm what we want to see.

Form is something we could probably talk about in a separate article, but it’s something I’ve largely tried to ignore, hence choosing captaincies in advance. Rather than look at what they’ve scored recently in pure FPL points, I’d rather look at their underlying numbers for the season and their opponents. Son this week is a great example. Spurs looked really poor against Brighton, and I’m writing this before a game against Chelsea that I’m not expecting anything from, but West Brom are a truly awful defence. Even without Kane, I’d still back Son to get points, although I can see why people might be wary, especially with Antonio as a good alternative this week.

Limiting Defender transfers

Wildcarding twice before Gameweek 19 will help with this of course, but I’ve tried to limit defender transfers. Outside of the occasional big return like we’ve seen recently, the majority of the time a defender’s ceiling is quite low. You’re looking at six points a lot of the time.

This is one of the reasons I’ve only made four defender transfers all season (outside of Wildcards). I’m trying to make sure I can focus most of my transfer on attack and captaincy where the biggest amount of points are likely to come. The only defender transfers so far are:

  • GW2 – Vinagre to Digne
  • GW7 – Alexander-Arnold to Chilwell
  • GW15 – Chilwell & Lamptey to Robertson & Coufal

It’s something I’ll try and continue doing, especially when we have Manchester City defenders in the form of their lives, who are also very cheap and carry fairly big upside, like with Cancelo.

Gameweek 23

This is how my team is currently looking:


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1,848 Comments Post a Comment
  1. kobewan
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 14 days ago

    McGoldrick > Antonio for a -4 hit?

    1. Gabbiadini
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      just risen 0.1.
      I would though.

  2. Gun gun
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Are ppl buying pope jus for the dgw or starting vs brighton as well?
    One trossard goal will suffice.

    1. NateDogsCats
        2 months, 14 days ago

        I brought him in before the DGW was announced, like the fixtures and when Burnley keep cs he's great for bps

    2. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Why are people suggesting Rudiger over Mee when Mee has DGW coming up?

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        They hate watching Burnley games.

    3. MikeLowrey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      A) KWP to Cancelo
      B) Brewster to DCL
      C) Roll FT

      Martinez
      Dias Robbo Coufal
      Salah Bruno Son Grealish Gundo
      Antonio Bamford

      (Forster Mitchell KWP Brewster)

    4. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      G2G? Am I mad to bench Salah? I'm feeling a solid City win.

      Pope

      Cancelo, Stones, Maguire

      Fernandes, Maddison, Foden, Soucek

      Antonio, Bamford, Watkins

      Subs: Button, Salah, Chilwell, Mitchell

      1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        1st sub should be Martinez not Button!

      2. NateDogsCats
          2 months, 14 days ago

          I'm starting to consider benching him too tbh so I can play Justin but it could be an enormous mistake

          1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Salah against any other team would be a no-brainer but with Liverpool's current form coming up against that City defense... Its a tough one.

        • AdamJ91
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Benching Salah is always going to be a recipe for disaster I think, even with the bad run they're on.

          1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            I watched that Brighton game and if Potter is tactically astute then Pep is on another level - Find it hard to see anyone breaking through that back line.

        • wulfrunian
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          It depends if Mane is fit imo.If he is back i would start Salah and start Chilwell or why not sell him for a Burnley defender or AWB/Rudiger.

          1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            My move was Button > Pope so I'm hesitant to hit Chilwell out even though he's a headache. Might just wait on that Mane news.

          2. Major League Shocker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Before the Brighton game, the conventional wisdom was that Salah scores more points without Mane.

            1. wulfrunian
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Generally maybe but not vs ManCity.

      3. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        The two new doubles look like decent bench boost options that don’t need a WC the game before.

        Opens up an opportunity to actually play a WC in the big double rather than the week before.

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          good point actually

        2. Avery
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 13 days ago

          In my opinion the best option if you have a WC left Is to use it GW29/30 That massive blank week is going to be more impacting and cancel out any wins from a 26 DGW.

      4. wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Would you prefer Rodriguez or Salah only for gw24?

        1. 3 A
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Neither

      5. AdamJ91
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Bottomed;

        Feel like I'm gonna have a benching nightmare this week but in terms of transfers, should I use this week to get rid of Ramsdale to free up funds for the following week?

        2 FT; 1.9 ITB

        Martinez - Ramsdale
        Cancelo - Dias - Digne - Dier - Coufal
        Salah - Bruno - Son - Gundogan - Soucek
        DCL - Antonio - Bamford

      6. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        How did Spurs & Son look against Chelsea ? score line doesn’t look good but what about the game ? any new worries ?

        1. waldo666
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Looked rubbish, the lot of them.

        2. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          I've no words to describe how dreadful Spurs are/looked, think Son had like one shot in 88th minute, terrible game, terrible team without Kane.

          1. Gabbiadini
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Yes, this is an interesting point.
            People will evidently slate the manager but without Kane, what can we expect from that Spurs lineup?

        3. Joggers Nipple
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Awful, Son owner and cant wait to get rid after WBA match

        4. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          thanks guys, I sold Son for Salah this week (wasn’t any better) and was looking at doing the hokey cokey and bringing him back for WBA game ... decisions eh

        5. Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Spurs 20th in the league in xG last 4 GW.

          Is that good?

          1. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            looking back no, but doesn’t mean they won’t hit 5 in the next game ...

        6. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          A matter if time before they imploded under Mourinho.

          1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            *of

        7. 3 A
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          There is potential.
          Son have two shots, one on target. He takes freekick and corner too. Aurier get my attention.

          But Spurs is poor. They miss Kane and they shouldnt sell Eriksen a few years back. No creative force for now.

          1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Eriksen forced his way out - No options there.

      7. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Best Robertson replacement here?

        Martinez Forster
        Robertson digne stones Dallas coufal

        1. waldo666
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Shaw

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Wa-hey! Loving Shaw at the mo us aren't we haha

        2. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Shaw

        3. Joggers Nipple
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Cancelo

          1. Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Already have 3 city

        4. 3 A
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Sham, Justin, Ben Mee, Targett.

        5. Avery
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Lowton

      8. Gabbiadini
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Current defence of...

        Cancelo | Stones | Dallas | Coufal | Mitchell

        - Don't want to trade any of my City assets
        - Dallas upcoming DGW
        - Coufal good next 2 fixtures

        Therefore with 1FT is it worth going Mitchell to a Burnley defender this week, can then potentially bench both City & play Dallas + Coufal?
        Or no need, make the transfer next week and play one of Cancelo/Stones against Liverpool?

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          City upcoming double also*

        2. BaleKaneSon
            2 months, 14 days ago

            I would say play cancelo

            1. Gabbiadini
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              yes that was my original plan and bench Stones, so you would therefore be of the opinion to do Mitchell to Burnley next week?

          • 3 A
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Why bench City defenders? They on form. Liv is not Loverpool when they win UCL.

            1. Gabbiadini
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Well as a Salah owner I have the optimism that they will score.

              1. 3 A
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                I have Salah and 3 City players too.

                1. Gabbiadini
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  well, there's obviously a different mindset then. outlook of the game.

        3. BaleKaneSon
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Have 2 FT's this week with .4ITB. I am trying to plan for DGW24 and think i need to get rid of chilwell to generate cash and do not like the rotation risk .

            Mccarthy

            Dias Cancelo Creswell

            Bruno Son Salah Grealish Souceck

            Bamford Watkins

            Ryan Chilwell DCL Mitchell

            Need to get rid of chilwell to generate cash and do not like the rotation risk

            A) Chilly and Ryan for Pope and Mee .1itb
            B) Chilly and Ryan for Pope and Lowton .6itb
            C) Chilwell to Rudiger and roll a transfer and play Mccarthy

            1. 3 A
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              A

          • Chelsea91
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Mendy
            AZP,Cresswell,Justin
            Salah,Bruno,Maddison,Grealish
            Antonio,Wilson,Bamford

            Martinez Target,Gundagon,Dias

            0.3ITB

            WC activated , any suggesstion?

            1. 3 A
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Get Pope, not Mendy.

              1. Chelsea91
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Chances of chelsea CS is higher this week.

          • Pep Roulette
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Hi everyone! What would you do here?

            2 FTs, 1.9 ITB, No WC remaining, No FH remaining, BB remaining, TC remaining.

            Martinez
            Cancelo Maguire Coufal
            Sterling Bruno Son Gundogan
            Firmino DCL Antonio

            Areola Targett Burke Mitchell

            1. Chelsea91
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Son to Grealish ?, can see they trash Arsenal with Luiz is out.

              1. Gabbiadini
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Crazy, Son v WBA.

          • yakirh
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            People that are playing both Salah and Cancelo, is it just for going safe? not really gambling on a score here, aren't we?

            1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              2-0 City

            2. Gabbiadini
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Cancelo is the city defender to play due to a potential attacking return

              If there are goals then Salah would be Liverpool's best chance to score, you would be very brave to bench both.

            3. Nay08
                2 months, 13 days ago

                I play Salah and Cancelo. but I benched Dias.
                I don't own Cancelo for just the cs. from a few times I watch him, he basically a winger lol.

                1. Gabbiadini
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  agree with this.

              • 3 A
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                I bench Salah

                1. Gabbiadini
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  ludicrous

            4. Nay08
                2 months, 14 days ago

                any news on Taylor?
                I'm targeting a Burnley def. it's a no brainer for me if he's fit.

                if he's still out for long, which is the best option from Mee, Tarkowski, or Lowton?

                1. Gabbiadini
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Had this exact thought, sitting on a drop too.

                  1. Gabbiadini
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    hopefully, news comes after a drop tomorrow.

                    1. Nay08
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        yeah, I hope there's news on him soon.
                        who will you get if Taylor still out for long?

                        1. Gabbiadini
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          Lowton. I usually go the cheaper alternative when there's not much between them.
                          Picking for the double and CS... goals/assists is fairly uncertain.

                          1. Nay08
                              2 months, 13 days ago

                              yeah, more or less the same thinking. I also usually choose full-back rather than a centre-back.

                              1. Gabbiadini
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 13 days ago

                                yep same here.

                                1. Gabbiadini
                                  • 3 Years
                                  2 months, 13 days ago

                                  due to the slight more attacking potential, I would pick Taylor if he drops and is fit at 4.4 over Lowton.

                  2. hullcityfan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Surprised to see how low down Bamford is on the captain poll. Personally think he’s as good if not a better option that Antonio this week.

                    1. GreennRed
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Just 92 votes.

                      1. hullcityfan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Right thanks, didn’t see that it just went up.

                        1. GreennRed
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          If only Bamford would declare for us. Sure England have too many strikers!

                          1. michudagawd
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            No only players committed to the team and proud to wear the green of Ireland should play. Bamford clearly doesn't fall into either category.

                            1. GreennRed
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 13 days ago

                              I know rightly. He could come here for 5 years and play rugby for us while Irish men playing abroad can't get capped. Hopefully Stephen Kenny gets more time but it's hard when the anti opinion of social media looking for results over a proper style of football can sway opinion.

                    2. Rover
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Surprised to not see Raphinha on that list. Think he is a standout differential option this GW.

                  3. Footieboot
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Is Digne worth the price tag given the double? Fixtures aren't great though to be fair

                      1. GreennRed
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        He is if Olson plays.

                      2. 3 A
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Nope

                    • Lord Flashheart
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      salah to son?
                      or
                      sterling to son?

                      1. GreennRed
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Neither on current form. Big Sam will make Mourinho's bus look like a toy.

                      2. waldo666
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Or no one to Son.

                    • GW23 Fixtures and clean sheet odds
                      G-Whizz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      GW23 fixture odds can be found here:
                      http://prntscr.com/yc3tlx
                      (Provided by Betbrain)

                      GW22 clean sheet results:
                      MCI: 56% ✅
                      LIV: 46% ❌
                      SHU: 43% ❌
                      MNU: 40% ✅
                      ARS: 37% ❌
                      LEI: 37% ✅
                      CHE: 33% ✅
                      CRY: 33% ❌
                      NEW: 32% ❌
                      AVL: 28% ❌
                      WOL: 28% ❌
                      WBA: 26% ❌
                      LEE: 25% ❌
                      TOT: 24% ❌
                      EVE: 22% ❌
                      FUL: 22% ❌
                      WHU: 21% ❌
                      SOU: 14% ❌
                      BHA: 13% ✅
                      BUR: 11% ❌

                      GW23 clean sheet odds:
                      CHE: 47%
                      TOT: 45%
                      MNU: 40%
                      BHA: 39%
                      LEI: 37%
                      WHU: 34%
                      LEE: 31%
                      SOU: 31%
                      BUR: 29%
                      MCI: 29%
                      NEW: 27%
                      WOL: 27%
                      ARS: 24%
                      AVL: 24%
                      FUL: 24%
                      LIV: 20%
                      CRY: 18%
                      SHU: 16%
                      EVE: 15%
                      WBA: 14%
                      (Provided by Betbrain)

                      Clean sheet totals:
                      Manchester City: 13
                      Aston Villa: 10
                      Chelsea: 10
                      Arsenal: 8
                      Leicester City: 8
                      Manchester Utd: 8
                      Southampton: 8
                      Brighton: 7
                      Burnley: 7
                      West Ham: 7
                      Leeds: 6
                      Liverpool: 6
                      Tottenham: 6
                      Wolves: 5
                      Crystal Palace: 4
                      Everton: 4
                      Fulham: 4
                      Newcastle: 4
                      West Bromwich: 2
                      Sheffield United: 1

                      Had a great week last week with nailing Fernandes as my captain, hope you all have a great GW this week too 🙂

                      G

                      1. wulfrunian
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        cheers.Brighton 39% and Burnley 29% is madness.

                        1. waldo666
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          Brighton 4 CS on the bounce and shut out both Spurs and Liverpool on that run (albeit both those sides looking very ordinary of late).

                          1. GreennRed
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            Great balance to them. Solid defence, nice brand of football. Should score more goals though.

                            1. pingissimus
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 13 days ago

                              It’s almost as if they and Palace have swapped souls - brand of football apart of course!

                          2. G-Whizz
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • Has Moderation Rights
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            You're welcome mate 🙂

                            I'm just glad I made the decision to bring in Pope before looking at this week's stats but still can't believe Burnley have been rated as low as that!

                            Yes they've had a decent run defensively but let's face it, Brighton aren't exactly banging in 3 and 4 goals a game lol

                            1. Fpl stress
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 13 days ago

                              Means it's a good place to bet on if these figures are from the bookies

                              1. G-Whizz
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 13 days ago

                                I'm calling it now, 0-0 😆

                      2. Alberto Tomba
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Glad you had a good week after last.

                        Rudiger in looks a decent transfer.

                        1. G-Whizz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          If you want him, get him, his price is going up later I suspect...

                    • Gun gun
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Mason mount so tempting!! But need to sell salah for him

                      1. Gabbiadini
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        there will be rotation. and I wouldn't be trading Salah regardless.

                    • El Fenomeno R9
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Hmm will be interesting few GWs,did GW24 WC team and its not so good.

                      Getting second GK and improving bench means losing one big hitter.

                      Would you go without Kane or KDB when both fit?

                      A) Kane + Gundo

                      B) KDB + Watkins/Bamford

                      1. waldo666
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        B with Bam

                      2. GreennRed
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        A. De Bruyne FPL form PRE-INJURY wasn't better than Kane. Kane is Spurs top dog points wise, Dé Bruyne has competition for attacking returns.

                    • bennyp
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Moves here?

                      DDG - (Meslier)
                      Coufal - Chillwell - Lowton - (Stones - Cancelo)
                      Mahrez - Fernandez - Salah - Grealish - (Saka)
                      Antonio(c) - Bamford - Wilson

                      2FT & 1.0ITB.

                      Cheers

                      1. waldo666
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Not benching both your City defenders would be the main move I'd be looking at.

                        1. bennyp
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          Who do I bench?

                          1. waldo666
                            • 10 Years
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            I would absolutely play Cancelo over Lowton.

                      2. THE KING CANTONA
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Chillwell to Mee

                      3. ZAMUNDA
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        You gotta sell Chilwell

                    • Jinswick
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      So what’s the best chip strategy now for those with all 3 chips + WC left?

                      Is it still a no brainer to WC25, BB26, FH29?

                      1. Footieboot
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          Still gonna try to save the WC most likely as I will be really close to having 15 DGW players for 26.

                          1. Jinswick
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            We don’t know for sure yet though who will have a 26DGW right? Are you saving it for a particular period?

                            1. Footieboot
                                2 months, 13 days ago

                                10-11 of my players are very likely to get a dgw though. If that is the case WC would not be particularly worth it.

                                1. Jinswick
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  2 months, 13 days ago

                                  But will there be a better time to us the WC? Teeing up an ideal 15 DGWers in 26 is quite appealing.

                        • Gun gun
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          Sterling to mount for a try?

                          1. Gun gun
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            Worry about sterling benching

                          2. GreennRed
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            No.

                        • Niho992
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          What to do here lads. 2 FTs and 1.0 iTB. Thinking to use BB in DGW26 but also to save WC for later.

                          McCarthy
                          Dias-Cancelo-Dallas
                          Salah-Sterling-Bruno(C)-Raphinha-Soucek
                          DcL-Bamford

                          Johnstone-Coufal-Davis Balbuena.

                          Well, Balbuena blocking Antonio move in easy route so thinking to do Salah, Davis and Balbuena to Grealish, Antonio and Mee for -4 and prepare for DGWs.

                          Thoughts? Anything else? Cheers

                        • Jinswick
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          BHA would normally be a great fixture for BUR defenders, but with BHA now on form and I can easily see them winning.

                          People still piling in to Pope/Mee?

                          1. Niho992
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            Bringing Mee this GW but i will bench him

                            1. Gun gun
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 13 days ago

                              Lol and u guys think burnley will clean sheet against fulham and crystal? Weird

                          2. kobewan
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            Goalless draw looming

                          3. pingissimus
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            On form defensively - still fairly toothless in attack

                        • Gun gun
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          Capt bruno or antonio?

                          1. Nomar
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            Frank

                            1. Gun gun
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 13 days ago

                              What frank? U okay mate?

                              1. Nomar
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 11 Years
                                2 months, 13 days ago

                                Frank Bruno.

                                Cap Bruno.

                        • Nomar
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          2 FT and £0.4 ITB

                          Want to hold onto Kane as should be back possibly next weekend.

                          McCarthy Forster
                          Coufal, Lowton, Stones, Targett, Holding
                          Salah, Barnes, Bruno, Son, Gundogan
                          Kane, Bamford, Antonio

                          May just do Forster to Sanchez and roll 1 over to DGW24

                        • Jinswick
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          Best move here? I (think) still planning for a 25WC/26BB:

                          A) Mitchell -> Mee
                          B) Save FT
                          C) Something else

                          DDG
                          Cancelo, Bellerin, Coufal
                          Salah, Sterling, Bruno, Gundogan
                          DCL, Bamford, Watkins

                          Forster, Targett, Martinelli, Mitchell
                          Bank 2.5m, 1FT

                          1. Jinswick
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            D) Watkins -> Antonio

                          2. El Fenomeno R9
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            B, 2FTs after FA cup games