Pro Pundits - Simon

Double or triple-up? How much trust should FPL managers put in one club?

It could be argued that the question of whether it is better to centralise or decentralise control or resources has caused more conflict than any other throughout history as it does, after all, underpin almost all political debate.

At the core of these discussions exists the balancing of some very disparate beliefs, priorities and ideologies such as flexibility versus efficiency and individualism versus collectivism. Since, as we already know, Fantasy Premier League (FPL) is a powerful metaphor for life in general (or perhaps vice-versa), it is not, itself, absent of these tensions.

Within an FPL context, the clearest manifestation of this question is whether it is better to focus your squad selection on players from just a few teams or to spread that selection across many teams. This is the question that this article will seek to address.

The Case for Centralisation

Centralisation in an FPL context begins to occur when more than one player is selected from an individual Premier League team. Given that three players per team is the maximum in this respect, the highest level of centralisation would involve 15 players being selected from just 5 teams.

What are the advantages of this method?

First, by limiting your player selection to fewer teams, it reduces the number of teams you have to research. This permits you more time for analysis and, thus, an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of individual teams. Typically in FPL, the more you understand a team, their line-ups, patterns of play, set-piece takers, general strengths and weaknesses, the better-informed your decisions relating to their players can be.

It also means you can assess their fixtures and overall team form more easily. As with engine mechanics, the fewer the moving parts in FPL planning, the greater the overall efficiency.

There is also a ‘multiplier effect’ associated with picking several players from an individual Premier League team. For example, if you owned three Manchester City defenders, one clean sheet could be worth at least 12 points whereas, if your defenders came from three different teams, you would need each of these teams to keep a clean sheet in order to score the same amount, an outcome that is objectively less likely to occur.

Equally, if an individual team is scoring a lot of goals, it may well pay to maximise your coverage of their attacking assets. Not only will this give you access to a potentially strong supply of attacking points, it will increase the likelihood that you own at least one of the players generating them.

A key problem with the centralised strategy, however, is that it reduces flexibility. If, for example, you had three Man City defenders and wanted to bring Raheem Sterling (£11.6m) in, achieving this would involve at least two transfers.

The spend balance throughout your team will also be dictated by the relative pricing of individual teams. Three Man City defenders would involve more money spent in defence than, say, three Burnley defenders. This will have a knock-on effect on spend elsewhere and potentially reduce options for alternatives should you want to swap one out.

The Case for Decentralisation

Decentralisation, in an FPL context, would mean spreading out your player selection across a wider range of Premier League teams, the maximum, of course, being 15.

One key aspect of the decentralised approach is that it is less likely to produce extreme outcomes. Similar to how, in probability equations, the introduction of more variables typically reduces the odds of a particular outcome, utilising players from a wider range of teams is both less likely to produce a huge score and less likely to produce an absolute stinker.

You can observe this effect in practice by checking out the highest points scorer on the Official FPL site at the end of each Gameweek. These teams will almost always lean more towards a centralised rather than decentralised composition, with more players selected from a fewer number of Premier League teams.

Decentralisation reduces the risk of a blow out because it spreads that risk across a wider range of teams. Using again the example of the three Man City defenders from above, one goal conceded would wipe out all three cleans sheets. With defenders from three different teams, three goals would need to be conceded for the same outcome to occur. From a purely quantitative perspective, three events of a particular type will almost always be less likely to occur than just one.

From an attacking perspective, a decentralised FPL squad can tap into attacking returns from a wide number of teams, reducing the impact that opposition or team form might have on your likelihood to score points.

If you only had one attacking player from a team, statistically-speaking your odds of owning the player who scores the points is low compared to if you owned three. You also cannot score multiple points from a single goal (i.e. if you own both the scorer and the assister of a goal), meaning that you will typically need more goals to be scored in general than a more centralised team.

This effect can, of course, be mitigated based on who you select. For example, if you own Bruno Fernandes (£11.5m) or Jack Grealish (£7.8m), there’s a good chance you will profit from a large proportion of Manchester United or Aston Villa goals, given their high levels of scoring involvement.

Finally, while a decentralised FPL squad featuring many individual Premier League teams will usually be more work to manage as it requires analysis of more sources of information (e.g. looking at team news for up to 15 teams instead of as few as 5), you are far more insulated against FPL’s more unexpected ‘black swan’ events. These can include the cancellation of a match or unexpected results (e.g. Liverpool losing successive home games to Burnley and Brighton) or the general dip in form from an individual team.

Conclusion

Ultimately, whether you choose a centralised or decentralised strategy is likely to depend on your approach to playing FPL in general. If you prefer more consistent scores (“dullard”), you are more likely to opt for a decentralised approach where the risk is spread more widely and, thus, somewhat mitigated. If you are willing to put up with the occasional blowout Gameweek in order to achieve some huge scores (“maverick”), you are more likely to lean towards a centralised approach which, due to its narrow focus, will produce more extreme results. Both, of course, still rely on the qualitative element of you picking the right individual players.

I’ve personally typically leaned towards the decentralised approach as my goal is generally to try and accumulate consistent scores over the course of a season (I also think it’s usually more fun to have players spread across different teams – particularly if you’re watching the matches) but I’d suggest that, if you are struggling towards the end of a season, adopting a more centralised strategy might be worthwhile as a final throw of the dice. At that point, extreme results may well be what you need and you don’t really have much to lose by trying it.

One final note; the tendency of a centralised approach to produce extreme results is also very often evident in daily fantasy sport games where the best scores almost always come from those managers who focus their selections on just a few teams and happen to nail it that Gameweek. I’d expect that their average scores are usually lower than a player who might adopt a more decentralised approach but, in that environment where it’s all about individual gameweek scores, that really doesn’t matter.

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471 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    gtg ?

    pope (will start areola if pope out)
    awb cresswell dias stones lowton
    bruno gundo salah soucek
    watkins
    areola bamford raphinha dcl

    thanks 🙂

    1. Manani
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      wait, why will Pope be out? Is there rumours?

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        injured yes dont know how bad though. what about my team? thanks 🙂

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

      I would play Bam Bam ahead of Soucek............and Im a WHU fan. Arsenal got no back line and sub keeper

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

    Cresswell > Mee/Lowton worth a hit ? no burnley defender

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      probably not

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      100% no

    3. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      no

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

      Highest scoring defender out...no thank you

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

      NO

  3. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Would you bench Kane (MCI a) and play Raph or Bamford instead (ARS a)?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      nope

    2. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Crazy

      1. PocketZola
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Bamford against a struggling arsenal is a good shout tbh

        1. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Arsenal has great defensive numbers of late. And Leno is back as well?

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

      I’d consider Bamford over Kane as crazy as it sounds

    4. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Yeah, Bamford

    5. AMBELLINA PRISE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Never bench Kane man. And Arsenal is good defensively

  4. Manani
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Steer>Pope
    or
    Chiwell > Mee

    my defenders are:
    Coufal Holding Cancelo Diaz Chiwell

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      wait for more news on pope

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

    Bottomed last page

    Alright lets start a thread--who are we genuinely worried about being out?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      dcl will be imo
      dias and pope for one game possibly

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

        Agree. Think this is the most reasonable. What about Antonio?

    2. Men in green tights
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Antonio and Dias for me but I am only slightly worried about them .Do not have DCL so not concerned about that puts a bit of a dampener on dgw for Everton.

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

        I am carrying Antonio and DCL myself. Not sure if I should take the hit to get cover for DCL. Maybe Richa or even Ings

        1. Men in green tights
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Got a feeling DCL if he plays it will be only the second game . Who do you have on the bench.
          Antonio as I understand it was rested for fatigue so should be playing.

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

            Pope
            Dias/Cancelo/TAA/Cress
            Mane/Bruno/Rash/Gundo/Saka
            Antonio

            Forster/Coufal/Dcl/Brewster

            Just dont want to be caught without a playing striker

            1. Men in green tights
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              What about Pope as well with all the rumours flying about that he is potentially injured.
              Me personally would get rid of DCL and get in Watkins or Bamford but that's me I am playing with Antonio , Bamford and Watkins up front .

  6. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    I always triple up, for better or worse. I think right now you'd be mad not to triple on City. An unmentioned benefit of tripling here is going for 3 cheapies from a modest club, of whom you might bench 2 or even all 3 many weeks. An example would be starting the season with McCarthy, KWP and Ward-Prowse, Martinez @ 4.5 with Targett and Cash, Soucek with a couple of Hammers defenders. The best combo might be 2x4.5 benchy defenders, a back-up 4.5 keeper or a benchy 4.5-5m midfielder.

    1. PocketZola
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I have cancelo and gun who should the third be?

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Stirling, Dias or Stones generally speaking.

    2. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Each example is it's own. Last season was incredible to triple up on LIV and crazy to do it with AVL or WHU. This season both of them have incredible assets to triple up from. Robbo and/or TAA were essential before, now no one wants them. It's really a funny game this one.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        true that

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I have tripled up with City, Villa, Leeds and WHU.

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        A quadruple triple!

    4. Bring the Cavalry
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I was thinking the same, had bamford 5.6, Dallas 4.6 and meslier 4.5 for most of the season and they’ve been great

  7. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    If Wolves beat Soton tonight does that mean neither Spurs or Soton will double in 26?

    1. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      No, Spurs can play Fulham or Villa too

      1. jomikijiq
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        and Soton will play City 26/27 irrespective of that too

      2. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        is it not unlikely though ?

        1. jomikijiq
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          The opposite, they don't have other midweeks left because of Europe

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            ok I see, my bad 🙂

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      i think so

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

      Spurs will no matter what.

  8. Yankee Toffee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Jesus will start at least one and super sub the other, do we reckon?

    1. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I sink so

    2. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Yeah, think he starts Everton

      1. Yankee Toffee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Cheers! Why that one and not TOT?

        1. jomikijiq
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Just guessing cause he played 90 yesterday and Sterling/Foden/Mahrez less

          Think this will be the front three vs Spurs unless Foden moves to midfield

          1. Yankee Toffee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Thanks Jom!

          2. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Would you pick Jesus or Sterling as your third Man City pick?

    3. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I think Sterling will start both and the other 2 attacking slots will be shared between Foden, Mahrez and Jesus

      1. Yankee Toffee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Surely Sterling won't start both with their ridiculous schedule upcoming...

        1. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          O think he does. He might not play the fully 90 but I think he starts both.

    4. Clay Davis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      He'll start against Everton. 7 goals in 6 games against them, loves it!

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

    Cavani fully rested ahead of West Brom (A) and Newcastle (H). Very tempting punt with his ability and class

    1. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Definitely, but how nailed on is he?

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

        Has been alternating with starts and the bench for the past 9 GWs and EL is starting soon, so not very. Though I do believe he's Ole's main striker at this point but at his age it seems like Ole is managing him well.

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

          Got that wrong, he's started the last 3 in the PL. Optimistic

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Very now.

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I'm jumping if DCL is out long term

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

        Him or Ingsy for me. Soton win today would clear that dilemma right up

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Southampton aren't scoring enough goals to go there for me. I have Bruno Rashford already so not keen on that move tbh. Hopefully DCL is al right

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

            They aren't but if they get three doubles in a row Ings becomes essential to me.

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              LoL
              I'm sorry I missed that bit of information.
              I thought they need FA cup win tonight (Wolves) whic lh isn't straight forward.
              LOL again. I have McCarthy. Make it happen !
              If that's the case I'll bring in Adams for Bam in 26 maybe if DCL is fit.

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Antonio or DCL > Cavani in my top list of transfers

  10. Gazwaz80
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    I’m really interested in people so, bearing that in mind, what do people do for a living, where do they live and what time is it there? Genuine question albeit a tad weird 🙂

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      UK, FPL Pro, 2:30pm

      1. Gazwaz80
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Thanks for your reply 🙂

        1. Gazwaz80
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Brilliant! Really interesting, thanks very much for all your replies 🙂

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      India, waste my time, 08:03pm

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Ha

    3. John Nerdelbaum
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Australia, ophthalmologist, 01:34am

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Eye see what you did there....

      2. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        😆

    4. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Far East, FFS Mod, 10:30pm

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        You're a mod ?
        Really ?
        😀

        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Undercover, posters shouldn’t know...

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Well I won't tell anyone !

            1. Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              If you do, I’ll just ban you 😛

              1. Amey
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                I would like to get banned for the first time 😎

    5. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Nice question 🙂 Thailand/Teacher/half nine in the evening

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Location is in the avatar - Cambodia. Retired.

    6. Parsnips
        2 months, 3 days ago

        UK/School/2:40pm

      • aleksaa2
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Translator, Serbia, 3:40pm

      • Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Cookie taster, Sesame Street, time for another cookie!

      • Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        UK, 2.45, "working" from home

      • Jellyfish
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Currently swimming up to the Bering strait with my buddies and its 5.47am

        1. Gazwaz80
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Wow, isn’t the Internet amazing bringing together such a broad consensus of people from all over the world just to talk about Football! Thanks very much for all your replies 🙂

      • The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Slayer of dragons, adviser to FPL pilgrims, recruiter of knights template, The Kingdom, 12th century.

      • OLEgend
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        India jobless 8:35pm

      • Black Knights
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Based in Southampton, UK. Work at my local University and seem to be the only person on campus for as long as i remember! So share my time between chasing people to pay us money and checking what's up on here.

      • Alex_thekid
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Uk north east full time carer

        1. Alex_thekid
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          3:12

          1. The Knights Template
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Arise, Sir Alex the Carer!

          2. Gazwaz80
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Thanks again for all your replies, stay safe everybody and hope you find employment soon OLEgend...

            1. OLEgend
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Ha ha. Thanks bro

    7. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Anyone own any Chelsea assets? Could be gold vs a deplated Newcastle...

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Rudiger and James. Hoping for better luck this week.

      2. PP6
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Might do DCL to Werner

    8. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      How many minutes will shaw play over GW 24 +25? Likely 180?

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

        Hes normally the sub when they adjust so unlikely the full 180. But he will start both in my opinion

      2. FPLShaqiri
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I think that's most likely. Possibly subbed off in one game (like the half time substition in the 9-0... grrrr) but almost certain to start both imo.

      3. Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        cheers lads

      4. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Telles played well in fa cup.
        He's good enough to rest Shaw if United are in a winning position is what I can say

    9. davies
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      DCL >

      A) Cavani (wba)
      B) Richarlison (FUL/MCI)

      This week only..,

      1. Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I think A. FUL have improved defensively and everton just played 180 minutes. And that city fixture probably won't do much good.

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

        A

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

      Your help is needed please

      My original plan for 24 - 26 without WC was
      GW24 Rashford & Wilson > Gundogan & Kane (2FT)
      GW25 Saka/Soucek > Raphinha
      GW26 -4 hit for 2 DGWers & Kane (TC)

      but now that I have got Wilson, DCL and Dias flagged should I be taking out one of DCL and Dias now or still Rashford

      Rest of Team

      Martinez Johnstone

      Dias Coufal Stones Dallas Mee

      Salah Rashford Saka Fernandes Soucek

      Watkins DCL Wlison

      2.7 ITB 2FTs TC/BB left

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        keep rash, dcl and wilson to whichever striker you want, Ings?

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

      Is anyone else thinking that Rodri's injury may force Gundogan into a more defensive role?

      If that’s the case is Foden a better pick to bring in?

      1. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        It's possible but if you own him you gonna play him anyway right? The question is he captain material?

      2. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Gundogan still the best

      3. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Possibly. But if Fernandinho is also out he’ll be way back.

        1. Kitman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          I guess Cancelo could step in

    12. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      No idea what to do? Brought DCL in early, many apologies! 1FT, loads ITB.

      Martinez
      Cancelo Stones Mee
      Salah Bruno Son Grealish Gundogan
      DCL* Antonio*
      Johnstone Bamford Coufal Dallas

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Ings?
        Bench DCL, play Couf and see what happens?

      2. Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Ings a good option for next 5 Gws or so

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Very tempting

          1. Von Lipwig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            I'm also looking at Watkins fwiw

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

      Feel free to tear apart my wildcard team 🙂

      Areola
      Stones Shaw Mee Lowton
      Gundo Sterling(c) Rash Bruno
      Ings Kane
      (Martinez Bamford Raphina Dallas)

      2FTs in GW26 to bring in Son and a doubler for Mee and bench boost...

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Already pulled the trigger?
        BB next week?

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          The week after I’d imagine.

          1. Von Lipwig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Correct sir

      2. Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Not yet, but I'm set on it atm

    14. Tosa86
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      my actual team:

      martinez
      cresswell - dias - cancelo
      fernandes - son - sterling - soucek
      kane - bamdford - DCL

      bench: forster - dallas - struijk - smith rowe
      FT:2
      ItB: 1.2

      1) captain? sterling? rotation pep?
      3) any changes?

      in my original team i had: vardy, kdb and wkp replaced by dcl, sterling and dias.

    15. Flynny
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Waiting for news....but what would you do here with 2fts and 4.3m?

      Saving wildcard. No bb.

      Assuming dcl out and antonio is fit I'm looking at chilwell and dcl to lowton and Bamford

      Pope Martinez
      Cancelo dias chilwell coufal dallas
      Salah Bruno grealish gundog soucek
      Dcl antonio Watkins

      Thanksb

    16. Come on you Kante
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      She does this weeks sub getting loaded onto transfers ? Any help thx

    17. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Who do we reckon for a 1 week striker punt if DCL is confirmed out? 3 names pop into my head, Richarlison, Cavani & Werner. Anyone else to consider?

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Timo Werner
        Hmmm
        Not for me.

        Richa
        Cavani
        Laca Saka

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

        I'm asking the same question re DCL

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

        Cavani, Cavani and Cavani

      4. Black Knights
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Ings with possibly 3 DGWs incoming?

      5. Jamb0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        1 week punt has to be Cavani

    18. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Would you bench boost this in GW25?

      Areola(SHU) Lookman (SHU) Cress(TOT) Mee(WBA).

      Although taking a -8 in 25 for
      Ings Adams Raphinha and Mcarthy

      Thoughts? Want to get the BB outta way for WC in 26.

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Not sure I'd trust 2 Fulham on bb....even v Sheffield

      2. aleksaa2
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I don't like it tbh

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

      Start which 3?

      A. Saka
      B. Bamford
      C. Antonio
      D. Soucek
      E. Coufal
      F. DCL

    20. Fernandito
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Martinez
      Dias Stones Mee Cresswell
      Salah Bruno Grealish Gundo
      DCL Antonio

      Forster Watkins Maguire Raphinha

      With DCL probably out would u
      A DCL to Richarlison (-4)
      B DCL to Cavani vs Weat Brom (-4)
      C Play one of my subs and go with 5 dgw players

      1. ppv
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        C. You have very strong bench

    21. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      And there was I planning a simple Robbo > Shaw/ Mee and rolling an FT as part of a grand master plan over the next 3 GWs.

      Now I have DCL, Antonio, Dias, Pope all flagged and either doubt to play or at least their potential to score/ do well dented.

      Man plans ..... G-d laughs 😆 😥

      2FT 1.2itb
      Pope*, Martinez
      Dias*, Stones, Coufal, Dallas, Robbo*
      Salah, Bruno, Gundo, Son, Soucek
      DCL*, Antonio*, Bamford

      I guess I'll be jumping on an Ings or Cavani bandwagon along with everyone else!

      1. tyron
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Think antonio pope and dias will be fine actually and was just maybe rest (not risking). could maybe do robbo to mee and dcl to someone IF u must

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Cheers - will make a last minute decision!

    22. poidlolo
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Is vardy good option for striker?

    23. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      On a WC, which trio do you prefer?
      A) Stones/Shaw/Ings
      B) Cancelo/AWB/Watkins

      1. tyron
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        B

      2. aleksaa2
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        B

      3. Boly Would
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        B

      4. Buck The Trent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        A .. due to soton double

    24. tyron
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      good day guys just one piece of advice needed to finish the puzzle. please help

      pope (mccarthy)
      stones cancelo mee cresswell azpi
      salah bruno rashford gundo (c) (maddison)
      antonio (bamford welbeck)

      simply WHICH TWO do i start out of

      a. cresswell
      b. azpi
      c maddison
      d bamford

    25. Robin Cook
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Do we know when the additional matches for GW 26 will be confirmed?

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

      Do we think that we will get an update on DCL, Pope, Digne, Dias, Antonio tomorrow?

      What is the general perception on here regarding the Everton injuries? Pope it seems will be fine and Dias is back in training apparently. What is teh issue with Antonio?