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How the top 10k FPL managers set their teams up for Double Gameweek 24

The top 10,000 Fantasy Premier League managers invested rather modestly in the transfer market during the build-up to Double Gameweek 24.

With Manchester City, Everton, Burnley and Fulham all facing two fixtures, it appears that Double fever did not hit particularly strong either in terms of squad set-up or chip usage.

From the template of most-owned players at this level, just six from a possible 15 were from those four Double Gameweek clubs.

As you can see from the matrix above, the defence was where most of the Double Gameweek investment occurred.

João Cancelo (£6.1m) remains the most-popular defender among top 10,000 managers, owned by 56.9% as of Saturday’s deadline.

John Stones (£5.2m) and Ruben Dias (£6.1m) complete a trio of Manchester City stoppers among the top-five in this position.

The former remains the second-most fashionable defender in the top 10k but Dias’ stock is falling slightly at this level.

He was owned by 42.1% of the top 10k in Gameweek 23; a figure that fell to 38.2% for his first benching of the campaign against Spurs.

Unsurprisingly, James Justin (£5.1m) has dropped out of the top-five drastically following his midweek knee injury.

The Leicester man was in 54.6% of top 10k teams when the previous deadline passed. 

Ahead of two fixtures in Double Gameweek 25, Stuart Dallas (£4.8m) appears to have been a popular replacement, firing himself back into the top-five most popular top 10k defenders with 51.9% ownership.

Alex McCarthy (£4.5m) has seen his stock fall once again, helped this time by Burnley’s Double Gameweek.

Nick Pope (£5.5m) replaces the Southampton goalkeeper in the matrix of most-owned players among the top 10k, although Emiliano Martínez (£5.2m) has tightened his control at this level.

58.5% of the top 10k owned him for Gameweek 23 and he earned a rise of 2.9 percentage points between the two most recent deadlines.

Ilkay Gündogan (£6.0m) and Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.7m) are the only template assets among midfielders and forwards to represent one of Manchester City, Everton, Burnley or Fulham.

And what particularly interests is how the top 10k have responded to Calvert-Lewin’s FA Cup hamstring injury.

Latest FPL injury news on Calvert-Lewin, Pope, Dias, Antonio and other key assets

Carlo Ancelotti ruled the forward out of the meeting with Fulham on Sunday, meaning Calvert-Lewin effectively faces just one fixture in Double Gameweek 24.

That the Toffees are likely to enjoy another Double Gameweek soon seems to have influenced the widely-taken decision to hold Calvert-Lewin.

He was in 47.9% of top 10k squads for Gameweek 23, his ownership at this level falling only as far as 45.9% for Double Gameweek 24.

The captaincy statistics show us how much of a differential Raheem Sterling (£11.6m) can be this week.

Despite not featuring among the top-five most-popular midfielders in the top 10k, he was behind only Gündogan for total armbands in Double Gameweek 24.

The German was overwhelmingly popular skipper, rewarding his 50.4% backing with 19 points in a 3-0 win over Spurs.

But Sterling managed to get himself at least an assist at the Etihad Stadium, which could help him rival Gündogan by the end of the round.

As things stand, the budget midfielder is awaiting an assessment for a groin problem and could be a doubt to face Everton on Wednesday evening.

Bruno Fernandes (£11.5m) managed to convince 9.7% of the top 10k to captain him despite facing just one match in Double Gameweek 24.

That is hardly a surprise, considering West Bromwich Albion have conceded at least twice in each of their last eight Premier League matches.

Meanwhile, the clamour for a Pope captaincy did not amount to too much among the top 10k.

1.9% backing is certainly more than we would normally expect for a goalkeeper, even one playing two favourable opponents, but it was only good enough for fourth-place among the top 10k’s favourite captains.

CHIP USAGE OVERALL

FPL managers gave the chips some consideration for Double Gameweek 24, although less so in the top 10k.

As you can see from the charts above, 3.2% of worldwide Wildcards were deployed this weekend.

2.5% deployed their Triple Captain while a similar number put their Bench Boost into action.

By comparison, the top 10k were less enthusiastic.

Just 2% went for a new squad, 1.6% went for an enhanced armband and only 1.5% had enough faith in their substitutes to pull the trigger on a Bench Boost.

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1,014 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    If Gundo is out for 3-4 weeks and KDB is back, will you get KDB in place of Gundo?

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

      Maybe, if someone lends me 6.0m.....

    2. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Probably not. Very team dependant and it will mess my team setup if i do that. Probably will go with Foden

    3. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      If only I had that much cash

    4. sandman58
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Where's ur source on 4-6 weeks?
      He only felt a strain
      I thought it was precautionary

      1. sandman58
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Sorry....I meant 3-4 weeks mate lol

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Why do you need a source? It's a speculative question

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

      Interesting then that not one of the top 6 in the world at the start of this week's games captained Gundogan and two picked Sterling instead of him even though they had both players in their teams. Evidently you are not in the world top 6!

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

        Sorry. This was supposed to be a reply to the guy who said Gundogan was the obvious choice for captain and you were daft if you didn't pick him.

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

    I’m sorry but Gundogan was the obvious captaincy choice this week. If you captained someone else, you got what you deserve for trying to be a smart arse.

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I haven't got anything yet, except a small red arrow.

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

      cavani or ing$?

      1. Ruinenlust
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Hi Rudi

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Play Anguissa (dgwer) or Bamford?

    3. Shaw must go on
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      whats the obvious cap choice for next week,lad??

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

        Bamford. Even more obvious than Gundo this week

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

          because Sterling this DGW was comparable to Gundo. There's no one in DGW25

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            I was looking for your posts to see who'd you had gone with this weekend.

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

              Why? 🙂

              I'm a boring player, especially in terms of captaincy

              1. AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                You make solid decisions and are doing really well again.

    4. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      That's easy to say in hindsight. We've all been burned dozens of times by the 'obvious' choice. There is no objectively correct way of playing FPL, and this season is a great example of not taking any player's potential for granted.

    5. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I have to agree with this. Guilty.

    6. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      You better get your crash helmet on; I got slated for basically saying the same (in much nicer terms) on the last page.

      Basically people captained Sterling for 3 reasons imo...
      1) His price compared to Gundo blinded people.
      2) In previous seasons Sterling has been a goal scoring machine
      3) Sterling captain was a bit of ‘a thing’ on here last week.

      1. Shaw must go on
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        my reasoning was to take some risks and try to get in top 1 M!!Can i politly ask you,what were u thinking when you benched Dcl vs united leaky defense??

        1. thegaffer82
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Just I had a very strong front 8. Simple as that really.
          If I could play all 8 attackers then I would have

      2. sandman58
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Sterling only a place holder for KDB return

      3. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        People cap potential and its half time.

        I agree backing form is crucial. But Sterling is in some form and could have scored late on and assisted Gundogan with another one.

        People will TC Kane in gw26 on fixtures and pedigree.

    7. DK_13
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      That is lame on so many levels.
      1) not everyone has the same rank, some are chasing and some are defending. Everyone has to play differently.
      2)pope(high floor, no rotation)/sterling(finally in form, a track record of being explosive)/probably Fernandes (west Brom) are very good options too. Just was gundos day(nobody can predict 19 points for anyone on any day)
      3) play your own game instead of making crap remarks targetting a certain group of people when they are already low. If you captained him and gained rank, good for you. Don't gloat in such a pathetic way.
      4) I captained gundo, so I am not replying because I am salty or something

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        +1
        Point #1 Sounds like gambling to make back a loss. In this game you can wait for your opponent to make a mistake rather than force one on yourself

        1. DK_13
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Not really. Sterling wasn't a major gamble. And captaincy choices look right or wrong in hindsight depending on the end outcome.
          If last night's game was played 1000 times, gundo wouldn't have outscored sterling in every single one of them.
          If the opposite happened many would gain rank, instead of being stuck at the ranks they are right now. That's how chasing works(it's very rare for most to not have the obvious captaincy choice every week and "make a mistake")

          1. Pep bites Kun
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            I agree with your points, but still maintain that Gundo was the obvious choice based on City form. Sure, Sterling is a great player, but not firing to form, underperforming at this point. Will he perform to form again, absolutely! We just don't know when. That makes him a gamble. Gundo performing now is the obvious choice. Just my simple opinion.

    8. fusen
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I feel you're mixing up obvious with safe.

      Multiple players were acceptable captains, so could be regarded as "obvious" to choose as an option.

      Gundo was the definition of a 'safe' captain and was the obvious choice if you simply wanted to maintain rank.

      For someone chasing, it wasn't out of the question to choose one of the other "obvious" captains like Sterling.

      1. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        It’s a fair point about chasing.
        But Gundy’s form was (is) just so brilliant, I’m not sure backing against him is such a good strategy to gain rank.

        1. fusen
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          His form is brilliant but as someone above mentioned, 19 points isn't a normal score even for Gundo. Sterling could have scored more and with 1 game left and a possibly Gundo injury, sterling could still match or beat him.

          With your thoughts on not gaining rank by ignoring Gundo, basically everyone owns him and most will captain him, so it leaves very little elsewhere to try and really gain ranks. You end up most of your other players to have a very good week, or you can try and hope Gundo scores say 5 points and your alt captain hauls which instantly boosts your rank.

          1. thegaffer82
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            I get what you’re saying.

            But my side is 71% template apparently and yet I’ve climbed into top 100k from 3million in GW10.

            Just playing it safe with captain and not really paying any attention to ownership at all really and it’s possible to climb rank significantly.

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

      Captain hindsight. Boring.

    10. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Agreed. I’ve dropped many a captaincy clanger this season t this week wasn’t one. Even if he misses Everton. 80 points (-4) from 6 players with 12 to go. Up from 3.1m a few weeks ago to 176k.

    11. jennmenn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Coming from the guy "knowing" he should have, would have, could have TCed Gunda.., git out of here

    12. Cowboy John
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      You're right that some things are obvious. For example, you are obviously an absolute tool...

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

      Not one of the top 6 in the world at the satrt of the week picked him as captain.

  3. Holmes
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Doing Kilman to Ferguson and Button to Steer in DGWs, exciting stuff! 😆

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 4 days ago

      and I thought Dier -> Lowton was boring 😆 .

      Why get rid of Kilman, he's playing and should have a DGW?

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        2FTs and didn't had anything else to do, went for Kilman transfer. same issue this week, will do Button to Steer if Gundogan is fit.

      2. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        He's not. Team below

  4. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    ⚽ Team News 📰
    SOUTHAMPTON : McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Bertrand, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Minamino, Armstrong, Redmond, Ings.
    Subs: Forster, Stephens, Adams, Djenepo, Salisu, Tella, N'Lundulu, Watts, Chauke.

    WOLVES : Patricio, Jonny, Semedo, Coady, Saiss, Dendoncker, Neves, Moutinho, Neto, Traore, Jose.
    Subs: Ruddy, Hoever, Ait-Nouri, Marcal, Fabio Silva, Gibbs-White, Vitinha, Kilman, Otasowie.

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Forster robbed of starting place

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Cup keeper only

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Agree, but McCarthy must be on thin ice.

          1. Jon Walter's Hatty
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Ralph says no blame attached. Sadly as I own FF

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

      Forster dream is over

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

        And that’s my interest in this match over - hoping for a cheap keeper for the doubles

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

          Best and most realistic chance is Allison being dropped I think

      2. sandman58
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Clean sheet v Liverpool and gets dropped for a keeper who is leaking loads
        Laughable

    3. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Forster train derailed

      1. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Whilst parked up in the station

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

      McCarthy keeps his place 😎

      Just in time for me to play him for DGW25 instead of Martinez, and leet me down.

    5. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Kilman benched. Timing 😆

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        LOL I saw this comment just now after my comment above

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

      JWP watch....possible option instead of Raphine for DGW25

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

      Chauke benched....thought I hadn’t seen him posting on here for a while....

    8. DK_13
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      No kilman or Forster. Bzzz. A BB 26 team is going to be insanely hard

    9. COVID-CASUAL
        2 months, 4 days ago

        So the manager said he didn’t blame McCarthy at all for the goals, and people took that to mean Forster would replace him anyway? Amazing scenes

    10. Ruinenlust
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Adams benched

    11. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Pep on Gundog

      Guardiola said that the player will be checked over, but dismissed the idea of resting him at Everton in midweek if he is fit enough.

      "We will see tomorrow or the day after tomorrow. He told me it was tight and he is intelligent to see it but we are going to see," said the manager.

      "If he is fit, he's going to play. I said many times he could play as a false nine and people laughed at me and I understood that but he has a sense to arrive at goal. It was a clear penalty and after he had two goals, he had the right tempo to arrive there.

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

        Sounds promising, Aguendoganero!

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

          *Agundoganero

      2. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Pep says alot of things like this. Citeh won big and Pep doesn't want the news to be negative.

        He will be rested if there's even a small doubt.

        1. Salan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Agree. Not only Pep will do, most of those managers will also do to rest Gundo

      3. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Hope is good. They have a few days to work on it

      4. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I wouldn't believe a word he utters!

    12. fusen
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Has anyone else been benching based on form and fixtures and not price recently?

      I benched Son and he got 2 points, benched Salah who scored 7 against City but I played DCL instead of him so got 12 and then benched Son and Grealish this week and both got 2 points each.

      I feel a bit hard done by with Salah's 7 points as he was pretty anonymous in that city game and he essentially dived for the penalty.

      I feel this season in particular is one where value really doesn't mean much when there is pretty solid form in a lot of players/teams that make things fairly predictable.

      Obviously saying that, players like Salah and Son can definitely do something exceptional or just get jammy points, so it's always a gamble.

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Equally, Salah looked very threatening in the Leicester game and could’ve had more in the first 20 mins

        1. fusen
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Absolutely, I didn't bench Salah this week 🙂

      2. Malcolm Tucker for England …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        unless they are fixture proof or you have dross replacement then it's always like that, surely?
        i benched Kane and Son this week btw

        1. fusen
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Yeah, I think what I'm trying to say is that there are very few fixture proof players this season compared to normal and maybe not everyone is appreciating that

          I've seen lots of people say that you can never bench Son.

      3. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Premium players apart from Bruno have not been consistent

        1. fusen
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Yeah, definitely seems that way. It shows how much he single handedly powers Man United through games

      4. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        This post made me laugh because I don't own Son or Salah.

    13. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      RP - Just need confirmation with my thinking. I currently have 3xWHU, 2xLeeds and 1xARS with potentially only 1 game in 26. I will have 3FTs from now to 26.

      Can I save my WC until 30 here?

      2FT 5.7itb
      Pope
      Cancelo Stones Digne
      Salah Bruno Gundo Raphinha
      Bamford Antonio DCL
      (Martinez Soucek Cresswell Holding)

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

        Yeah, save the WC. You’re well set

      2. Easy Cheesy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Do you have bb and fh left? I’d WC myself to avoid a hammering in gw26

        1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          FH and TC. No BB

    14. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Not my proudest question but who’s the best Brighton defender to bring in besides Dunk?

      White or Webster?

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I prefer Webster but he is injured at the moment

      2. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        White

    15. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Was hoping McCarthy might be dropped. Vestergaard looking great option on wildcard

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

        Only if Southampton stop shipping goals

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Expect them to be tighter with injuries clearing up

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          The saints on quite a losing streak.

      2. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        If they show some good defensive form from earlier in the season, Vestergaard at 4.7 is a no brainer if they have multiple DGWs

    16. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Minamino or Ward Prowse?

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Armstrong

        1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          This

        2. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Need to watch the match. Saints options enable Vardy in.

          3 to chose from then.

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

        JWP more proven, certainly on my radar for next week, instead of Raphine.

        1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          All eyes on Saint Mary's then!

      3. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Neither but Mina if I had a gun to my head

      4. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Watching Minamino could be explosive

        1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          He showed flashes of brilliance for Pool, but ousting Mo, Mane and Bobby is a hellava task.

        2. Robben Mee Blind
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Best to visit the toilet before the match starts then I reckon

      5. Easy Cheesy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I’m thinking jwp as he is nailed. Minamino now started two but still a bigger risk ahead of a dgw. If he scores he will probably become nailed

        1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          He's playing as no.10 so if he links the play up well with Ings he could well be a certain starter

    17. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Brilliant Saturday of football.

      Let's see what Sunday fayre is offered up today...

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Liver and onions

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Oh I'd go for that .. been ages 🙂

    18. Easy Cheesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Had martinez since week 2 and he has been amazing. That said I just keep thinking ederson should be in my WC as city rotation ramps up w UCL. over thinking or worth it?

      1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Just keep Cancelo and spread the love. He's a machine

    19. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Why is Adams on the bench?

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

        Because he is dog

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

        Rested like Forster

    20. Tim Canterbury
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Anyone wc’ing and bb’ing figured out what the best thing to do is re Leeds players yet? 1, 2 or 3?

      1. GuenDoozy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

        2 and switch one out after

      2. Easy Cheesy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

        2 at least. I am BB in 26 and have no FH so need them for 29.
        Bam, dallas and either raph or meslier (w ederson as main keeper)

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

        I am getting 2. Moving one out in 26. Bamford stays.

      4. The Red Devil
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Originally got Bamford & alioski
        That'll change to Bamford Dallas and raphinha
        Probably sell raphinha for BB26
        Can see raphinha becoming the new soucek from now onwards

    21. sandman58
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Anyone any feedback on how Ollie Watkins played last night please???

      1. ALI_G
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Villa mid and attack was dire. Hardly relieved any pressure on defence - giving the ball away endlessly. He didn't have much service. JackG had one of this worse games

        Defence and Martinez were great. A lesser performance and they could have lost 3-0

        1. ALI_G
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          also Villa played very -ve and dropped back a lot as if they were playing a Man City level of opponent

      2. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Didn't do anything. No shots, no chances created, didn't complete a dribble once, touched the ball 34 times. Fixtures are turning, avoid IMO

    22. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Redmond 6.4M OOP ST

      Prepare yourselves

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

        I'll have to dig up the old FFS Articles about him. He's been due for about 4 years.

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

        Minamino up top no?

        1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          No. 10 by the looks of it. Won't really know until KO tho

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

            I thought it was a 442 with Redmond and Armstrong on the wings and Mini and Ings up top

            1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Maybe. I see 4231

              JWP - Romeo
              Armstrong - Minamino - Redmond
              Ings

      3. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Poor man's Walcott

        1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Says it all!

    23. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Che adams couple of weeks ago must have been my worst transfer this season.

      Only points Ive got where he missed the game and Ive got Soucek from the bench 😀

    24. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Pope on my bench by mistake and Mccarthy starting.

      This clown better keep a CS and get a penalty save today now.

      1. Vazza
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Haha!!

      2. Offside Trapattoni
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Has there been an update on whether Mee will be fit vs FUL?

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Seems fine but possible concussion could stuff him up

      3. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Aerola(SHU)
        Dias(ars)
        Antonio(TOT)
        Brighton def (CRY)

        Good enough to BB25?

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Yep

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

          I would me too wanna BB and just get it out the way and move on

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

          Yeah

      4. Vazza
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Hi friends

          I have a couple of questions re my team:-

          Who to bench next gameweek

          A. Struijk (DGW)
          B. Robertson
          C. Stones
          D. Dias
          E. Grealish
          F. Watkins

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

            B/F

          2. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Robbo - struggling with form at the moment

          3. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            If you bench Robbo, you may as well get rid

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

          lads would you BB this bench:
          Martinez/Antonio, Grealish, Coufal

          1. Vazza
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Definitely

            • Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              I wouldn't mate

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

                why may i ask ?

                1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Can't see Cleanies that's all. Antonio is a doubt too. I would wait for the next round of DGW

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

            If Southampton have 3 straight doubles Ings, Minamino and Vestergaard will be coming straight in on WC.

            1. Inazuma X1
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Lets see how Minamino plays, might come good with Ralph as his coach. JWP slightly better right now imo.

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

              If they are playing as bad as they have been lately then it has no appeal to me.

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

                Team coming back together. Suffered massively from injuries for the last few months

          3. El Fenomeno R9
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Too many hindsight masters here,wonder how are they not millionaires.

            Odds on Gundo to score anytime was 2.7 i think highest,why dont just bet and enjoy the $.

            1. Qaiss
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              I think it’s that these people who follow group think to choose their captain have been so starved of a haul lately I.e. captaining Bruno, Salah and them blanking and now they wanna brag. Let them enjoy their little moment.

              1. Salan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Good say

            2. thegaffer82
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Gundo - 6 double figure hauls in 12gws
              FPL top scorer in 2021
              11 goals in 12 games
              We even thought he may still be on pens...

              But it’s only hindsight to say he would do well this week? C’mon, get real!

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

              Isn't captaining Gundogan precisely a proof that, before deadline, one had thought he was the best player in their team this week?

              1. El Fenomeno R9
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                I like that picture

            4. Steve Chance
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Maybe they are millionaires.

          4. George Agdgdgwngo
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Best option?

            A. Take an 8 point hit to get set for dgw26
            B. WC get set for dgw26/27/28?

            Will be FH in 29

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

              If your FH 29 what are you saving your WC for? Best thing is to attack the doubles instead of saving it for a ‘rainy day’ which will most likely never come

              1. George Agdgdgwngo
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                That’s exactly what I think.

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

            Hope Bednarek scores a goal, for his side this time.

          6. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Fraser Forster rested again then

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Ralph wants a differential for the DGW.

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

              Didn't Ralph said in the presser after the FA Cup tie against Wolves that McCarthy did nothing wrong to be dropped out of the first XI and that he'll start?

              1. Inazuma X1
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Yeah but Froster has been better imo. Agreed McC doesn't deserve to be dropped but if his poor form continues then...this is like the DDG situation

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

                  I am not disputing that at all. Just wrote what Ralph said. I'd start Forster too, but I guess with the way they want to play from the back, Forster isn't a good option for Ralph.

            3. Inazuma X1
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Yeah I thought about why he's not starting.. They're aiming to win FA cup and Froster being the better one plays in that competition.

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

                Bingo!

          7. Pep bites Kun
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            What's happening with Aguero - any further news? I reckon in my humble opinion that City will win the league with both KDB & Kun on grass.

            1. Inazuma X1
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Ummmm they've already won it?

          8. Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 4 days ago

            One thing I struggle to understand. I have scored 58pts so far this gameweek, which is bang on the top 10K average, yet I have somehow ended with a green arrow of 70K places?

            Granted, my rank is kak (500K mark) but still. Don't have any Burnley defence and didn't captain Gundo. Weird

            1. Inazuma X1
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Overall average is like 28

              1. Inazuma X1
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                31 actually

            2. Fred54
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              I'll pretend I know about statistics.

              Firstly there's a hell alot of saturation where 10,000s teams are on same points, or give or take just one. Obvious some rank tiers more saturated than others. So every point is precious. Recently I played Martinez (4) over De Gea (6), those 2 points seem small but make ALOT of difference.

              Then it comes down to player combinations. Believe it or not although we all seem to have what looks like just 30 players in the pool to pick from how that combination is in the first XI (cos bench points are useless) makes a big difference in any given GW.

              1. Stormbringer22
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Thanks mate, makes sense. I think having Martinez's 12 pointer helped cover the lack of Burnely defence. Kicking myself for not bringing Lowton in, but couldn't have predicted that he would score!