Scout Notes

Dias and Stones in latest double-digit Double Gameweek hauls

MAN CITY 2-1 WEST HAM

  • Goals: Ruben Dias (£6.1m), John Stones (£5.2m) | Michail Antonio (£6.5m)
  • Assists: Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m), Riyad Mahrez (£8.1m)| Jesse Lingard (£5.9m)
  • Bonus: De Bruyne x3, Dias x2, Stones x2

CENTRES OF ATTENTION

Dias converts from De Bruyne’s superb cross

What is it about Manchester City centre-backs and Double Gameweeks?

Aymeric Laporte (£6.0m) was the hero back in the 2018/19 campaign, while John Stones (£5.2m) and Ruben Dias (£6.1m) recorded 27 and 18-point hauls respectively earlier this season in Double Gameweek 19.

The latter pair were at it again in the first of City’s Double Gameweek 26 fixtures, with both on the scoresheet as Pep Guardiola’s side overcame West Ham in a hard-fought victory.

Two bonus points for each of the two central defenders puts both on 10 points heading into a second Double Gameweek 26 fixture at home to Wolves on Tuesday.

And, just as we saw earlier in the campaign, Dias and Stones’ scores are currently acting as green-arrow fuel compared to those in possession of João Cancelo (£6.1m).

He was left on the bench for the duration on Saturday, the first time that happened in the Premier League since a Gameweek 21 win over Sheffield United.

RUBEN RUBEN RUBEN RUBEN

Another angle of Dias’ goal at the Etihad on Saturday

Despite a couple of misplaced passes and a surprisingly poor free-kick in the opening 30 minutes, Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m) was undeterred.

On the half-hour mark the Belgian sent in a left-footed missile, deep from the right-hand side, which hit its target in the shape of Dias’ head.

The centre-back powered the ball home, with Stones on his shoulder having made a similar run once De Bruyne got on the ball. That was Dias’ first goal for the Citizens since signing last summer.

Meanwhile, De Bruyne’s assist was his 14th of the campaign from 21 league appearances. He already appears well on the way back to his best, the fact he has a goal and four assists across his last six starts boding well for Double Gameweek 27.

Whether or not De Bruyne offers more potential for that round than Raheem Sterling (£11.6m) or Phil Foden (£6.1m) is hard to say at this stage.

Both players missed out on Saturday’s starting line-up indicating they now stand a better chance of starting both matches in Double Gameweek 27. Of the two, only Sterling remained on the bench, Foden appearing for the last 25 minutes against West Ham.

The same can probably be said about Cancelo, whose credentials for a Double Gameweek 27 captaincy have taken a small boost within the Fantasy Premier League community following Saturday’s action.

MICHAIL HAIL

Antonio brings West Ham level from close range

Only five minutes after hitting the base of Ederson‘s (£6.1m) post, Michail Antonio (£6.5m) wiped out Man City’s clean sheet just before half time. That was the first time Pep Guardiola’s men had conceded a Premier League goal at home since Gameweek 13.

Sergio Aguero (£10.3m), who was anonymous in a 60-minute showing, lost possession in his own half after a poor throw-in from Kyle Walker (£6.1m).

The Hammers shifted the ball to the right, with Vladimir Coufal (£4.7m) galloping into acres of spaces.

His cross saw Jesse Lingard (£5.9m) attempt an effort on goal which was going wide but Antonio was at the far post to convert his seventh goal of the season.

The Manchester United loanee has now put up five attacking returns since joining West Ham, producing 7.8 points per game.

Meanwhile, Antonio’s close-range finish was the first time City have conceded at home since Gameweek 13, Dias was netted an own goal.

“That’s my seventh goal of the season now and all I’m trying to do is go out there and do something for the boys. I’m gutted that I hit the post with the first opportunity I hadbut it was good to get the goal and I’ll keep pushing and we’ll see where we finish in the end. There’s definitely a lot of things to take from the game. There were stages where we had a lot of possession and had them chasing the ball a bit, which they’re probably not used to.” – Michail Antonio

On the performance of West Ham and his own team, Guardiola said after full time:

“Every person who saw the game – it was really tough, difficult, the opponent is incredibly difficult. They had the quality, could play. With [Jesse] Lingard, with [Pablo] Fornals and [Michail] Antonio is always so difficult to control. After 10, 15 minutes we say, ‘okay, today we are not going to paint something beautiful – today is the day to take the three points’. The second half we were much better than the first half, when we struggled. Learn from this, it is reality. When you play a lot of games, runs unbeaten and after a Champions League game with just two days, it’s normal that these kind of things happen.” – Pep Guardiola

STICKS N’ STONES

Stones nets the winner for Manchester City

After West Ham half cleared a City corner nearing the 70-minute mark, De Bruyne found Riyad Mahrez (£8.1m) in a wide position just outside the box.

The winger danced his way into the area in a one-on-one battle with Ben Johnson (£3.9m), turning the young defender inside out before pulling the ball back for Stones.

As was the case with Dias, the England centre-back had remained in the box from a set-piece situation. Stones finished first time with aplomb, giving Darren Randolph (£4.3m) no chance.

“I try and chip in [with goals]. Some days it doesn’t come off for the forwards and today me and Ruben chipped in. It is part of us being a team. We are just glad to get three points and keep the run going.” – John Stones

On Stones and Dias both scoring, Guardiola commented:

“They are the best headers. The second one (Stones’ goal) was brilliant for the composure for Riyad, the right tempo, the right pass, the good finish.” – Pep Guardiola

LINE-UP LESSONS

Ireland international Randolph was standing in between the sticks for Lukasz Fabianski (£5.0m), who suffered an arm injury in training on Friday.

Third-choice West Ham stopper David Martin (£4.0m) was sent out to warm up when Randolph appeared to be struggling with a leg issue. The back-up keeper played the full 90 minutes but had to relinquish goal kicks due to the problem.

However, Moyes does expect Fabianski back in training early next week, as well as reckoning that Randolph will be fine. In his post-match press conference, the Irons chief said:

“Lukasz Fabianski was injured today. Unfortunately, somebody stood on his arm in training as he made a save. It was an accidental collision and I don’t think it’s too bad. Darren Randolph has been out in recent weeks with a bit of a thigh strain. He’s been back in training for a week or two but I think he felt the effects of his thigh again. Thankfully, we got him through to the end of the game. We were ready to make a change, but we found a way for him not to have to take the kicks. Hopefully he’ll get over it and we’ll also get Lukasz back.” – David Moyes

While West Ham have what looks like an extended break until their visit from Leeds on the Monday of Gameweek 27, the fixtures continue to come thick and fast for Man City.

Guardiola’s side will seek their 21st consecutive win and 28th game unbeaten against Wolves on Tuesday.

Despite such dazzling records, Fantasy Premier League bosses will be much more concerned with the midweek team sheet based on Guardiola’s latest ominous quotes.

“We must rest mentally and physically. If not, you cannot sustain it. It’s many games but the big teams have to do it. From tomorrow, we look towards Wolves – in past years we suffered against them.” – Pep Guardiola


Manchester City XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Zinchenko, Dias, Stones, Walker; Gundogan (Rodri 88′), Fernandinho, De Bruyne; Torres (Foden 64′), Aguero (Jesus 60′), Mahrez.

West Ham United XI (5-2-2-1): Randolph; Johnson (Benrahma 83′), Cresswell, Dawson, Diop, Coufal; Rice, Soucek; Fornals, Lingard; Antonio (Bowen 83′).

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Elsewhere in Double Gameweek 26…

West Bromwich Albion recorded a much-needed second clean sheet of the campaign as they beat Brighton 1-0.

Crucially, it makes for back-to-back shutouts for the first time this season, good news for those who invested in either the out-of-position Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£4.6m) for Double Gameweek 26.

The Arsenal loanee was deployed on the right-hand flank of attacking midfield once again and enjoyed a decent chance to score in the first half.

Still, it was an interesting afternoon for Sam Johnstone (£4.5m) owners. They benefitted from the Baggies’ clean sheet and also secured a raft of extras, two for saves and two bonus (provisional).

However, his Double Gameweek 26 score could have already stood at close to 20 points had Brighton’s penalties gone a different way on Saturday.

Pascal Groß (£5.8m) and Danny Welbeck (£5.5m) both missed spot-kicks but each of them struck the woodwork, denying Johnstone the chance to earn a Fantasy reward in each instance.

Aston Villa demonstrated that they do not necessarily need Jack Grealish (£7.6m) to win Premier League matches as they beat Leeds 1-0.

Anwar El Ghazi (£5.3m) has been afforded more game-time in the England international’s absence and he took his chance on Saturday afternoon.

He latched onto the end of Ollie Watkins‘ (£6.5m) wayward shot in the first half, cutting the ball under an on-rushing Illan Meslier (£4.7m).

Leeds were unable to build on their 3-0 win over Southampton in Double Gameweek 26, their key assets faltering in their only match of the round.

With Patrick Bamford (£6.9m), Raphinha (£5.4m) and Stuart Dallas (£5.0m) all failing to register points, it was Emiliano Martínez (£5.3m) who emerged with another big haul thanks to a clean sheet, three saves and maximum bonus. A familiar story.

Meanwhile, Matt Targett (£4.9m) and Ahmed El Mohamady (£4.3m) also benefited from the shutout, although each was booked and lost a respective point.

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701 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Surfeit of Lampteys
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Six consecutive weeks of Captain returns (>5) for me now. Got to be some sort of record. Well, for me at least.

    1. fusen
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Who did you choose this week?

      1. Surfeit of Lampteys
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Dias 🙂

    2. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Kevin?

    3. hueycho
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Well done 🙂

  2. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 23 days ago

    West Bromwich Albion's last 5 home wins in the Premier League have been achieved with 5 different managers

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Is that real?

      1. Surfeit of Lampteys
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Can believe it. Allardyce, Bilic, Moore, pardew and pulis right?

      2. fusen
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Stat: West Brom’s last 5 home wins in the Premier league have come under 5 different managers: Pulis, Pardew, Moore, Bilić and now Allardyce.

        https://twitter.com/GaryLineker/status/1365736963333103621

    2. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      ...and Jack Nicklaus' last appearances in each of the four majors was won by Tiger Woods.

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Also wow...

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Some stat that

    4. gogs67
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Nah, can't be right
        Megson, Pardew, Moore, Billic and Sam? They've only won 5 home games between them?

        1. gogs67
            1 month, 23 days ago

            I guess Megson won none so he didn't even count lol

        2. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          That's hilarious and incredible 😆

      • The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Tales of 'you're doing it wrong':
        Ahem....transferred out Stones and Dias, brought in Cancelo.
        Thank you, thank you very much.

        1. Jafalad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Cs and goal coming v WOL. Keep de faith.

        2. fusen
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Very unlucky. It'll most likely even out if Cancelo can actually make him attacking runs have some sort of end product

        3. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I can’t believe both of them scored in the same game.
          Proper punishment served, the only thing missing was a cleanie.

          What are the odds on both centre backs scoring and those being the only 2 goals lol

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            I called Stones, he really should have had the Dias goal also, just beyond him

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Yes both up for that weren’t they haha, crazy season

        4. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Bro...

          Rough...

          Dias will get a rest one of these 3

        5. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Had to know Cancelo would be rested one.

          1. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Played 90 mins midweek, Stones rested so was always coming back in for Laporte or Dias and Laporte the most likely to miss out from those two.

            It’s all a guess but was quite likely

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Dias will get his turn

              1. Hotdogs for Tea
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                yip, but I wouldn’t have sold him or Stones for Cancelo coming in to this game week.

      • Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Best defender and playing gk options to complete this defence? No FH for gw 29.

        Martinez xxxx
        Digne stones Dallas coufal xxxx

        1. Snevitz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Will you ever play the other keeper?
          Dawson or Targett.

          1. Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Yes might BB in the next few gws

            1. Snevitz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Which keeper has a good fixture in your planned BB week? It's the only time you are likely to play him.

              1. Disturbed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                True, unless Martinez’s groin becomes an issue.

        2. Jafalad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Probably Targett and the FUL options.

          1. Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Targett is 4.9, would only leave me with 4.1m for a gk. Budget for both is 9m.

        3. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Targett or Reguilon in defence- you only need Martinez in goal so other keeper doesn’t matter.

        4. MattysFantasyFooty
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          elmodhamaday potentially is decent although don't know his nailedness

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Cash back training solo

            1. MattysFantasyFooty
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Sound, didn't know how long he'd have that spot especially with how great Cash has been

              1. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Not a second longer than needed I would guess lol

        5. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Targett Holding (if fit) Dunk Cresswell

        6. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Johnston and Konsa?

      • Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Any differentials work so far? It feels like the template is getting strange and stronger punishing maverick approach?

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          *stronger and stronger

        2. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Kyle Bartley did

          El Gahzi did

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Yeah, I mean ‘proper’ targeted differential

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              So ... template differential?

              1. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Kind of 😉

        3. MattysFantasyFooty
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Would disagree to some extent, my template percentage on LiveFPL is 85% and I have had one red arrow since GW 16 and my current rank is in the 86000 mark. This game is and always has been about captaincy, although I have had Stones and Dias since GW17 which is been a massive benefit.

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Not sure about this, I have climbed the rank slowly with 75-85% template and anytime trying differentials I got knocked back down.

            1. MattysFantasyFooty
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              I have been going up slowly as well but with a high template rating it's about hitting the captaincy, as I have noticed if I don't, I will likely get a red but incredibly small one as the template allows me to fall back on it. I feel like there has been some obvious differentials that have only been noticed only until recently, Maddison and Barnes only now just getting mentioned. Gundo was a differential for quite some time, Rashford is one I have also just brought in a few GWs back for Son. However those who have maintained the spurs assets these last 3-4 gws have definitely fell to the way side as they have done nothing. I feel like Vardy could be a great differential when coming out this DGW.

              1. Scholes Out Forever
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Barnes was 10% EO last week, now 50%, thats my differential gone

                KDB was great this first game though.

                1. The Suspended One
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  1m bought this week

                  1. Scholes Out Forever
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    5% EO

                    1. The Suspended One
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Barnes

                      1. Scholes Out Forever
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        oh thought you meant KDB

                2. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  KDB yeah but that could be the same story to Barnes soon although his price will need team surgery compared to Barnes

                3. MattysFantasyFooty
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  That's what I'm saying though, Leicester mids were seriously under looked before this GW it was a crime no one was trying to fit them in. I was considering the double up this GW having both Barnes and Maddison however the injury hindered that and I'm without either. Definitely scared having no Barnes considering how ridiculous his EO has increased this week.

                  1. Scholes Out Forever
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    I was on Madders + Barnes before injury. Would've been a relatively safe differential

              2. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Yeah a bit boring if it’s down to captaincy 😉

                1. MattysFantasyFooty
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  It is but it's less risky. Granted it is boring but I've always liked playing it like that and choosing punts every few weeks in a couple positions. All about the sword/shields argument that is all over FPL.

                  1. Scholes Out Forever
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    I think it's all about team structure.

                    With an 85% template rating, I think it's fine to be adventurous about captain choices, as in most weeks, no players should be exceptionally over 100% EO (nothing like Bamford's 180% last week). Even if the most popular captain scores that week, if their EO is around 115%, you wont lose too much ground if your own differential captain blanks.

            2. Scholes Out Forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              I had about 70% template and been climbing steadily, 30-40% rank rise each time. 700K in GW15, now 35K

              Rode Barnes and Rashford and double City defense recently. Hoping KDB Pereira and Digne come good for the next 2 GWs

              1. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Good shout those thee

                1. MattysFantasyFooty
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Yeah you'll do well with those I imagine, Leicester fixtures are great after this double

                  1. Scholes Out Forever
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Also had Bertrand Traore. That one not panning out but will hold through to GW29

                    1. The Suspended One
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      They are not attacking much without jack

                      1. Scholes Out Forever
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Yeah hopefully he's back soon. I dont think its necessarily they are not attacking, its more of a fact defending teams are focusing on Watkins and Traore and the other players. Grealish takes so much attention away that the other players have more space

        4. All about the galacticos
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          seems until after GW29 and WCs are activated, this template is going to crush mavericks

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Probably, I thought that Aguero started would mix things a bit but obviously he’s been off for so long.

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              He was way off the pace

              1. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Indeed, hoping LIV to wake up and TAA Robbo to come alive again. CHE guys have not been consistent to challenge either.

                1. The Suspended One
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  As a chelsea fan, we are still going to get ripped by better teams. Athletico was good, but let’s see it against United...

                  Also think we are still a huge liability from set pieces, more so with rudiger

        5. All about the galacticos
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Gundo has been the template enabler, glad he has been pushed deeper role.
          Looking forward to welcoming back KDB to the template.
          It would make managers think harder how to redistribute funds.

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            He wasn’t that deep today, take a look at position chart

            1. All about the galacticos
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              will you be holding Gundo, if KDB starts outscoring like in seasons of old?
              how much would KDB need to outscore Gundo for KDB to be considered again?
              I'm assuming KDB is on pens too

              1. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Yes, already sold Cancelo to bring him or sterling next week

                1. All about the galacticos
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  I'll be with you on that when on WC

              2. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                I’m not sure he’s on pens

              3. Scholes Out Forever
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                time for only double city soon if they beat United next GW

        6. noquarternt
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          KDB, early days though.

      • JJeyy
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Didn’t think my big differential to push me up the ranks would be Fulham defence, but here we are.

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          That’s funny that’s exactly why I went Elmo over Aina

          1. JJeyy
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            I already have konsa Watkins Martinez so bad to go Aina

            1. JJeyy
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Had*

            2. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              I played Areola, I think 1 Fulham def is right for this week as a hedge

              1. JJeyy
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Yea they have a decent chance v Palace

      • Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        How is Martinez managing 3 bonus points with only 3 saves for the match? Absolute madness

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          All the other stuff he did.

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Did he run onfield, dribble a few players and create some big chances?

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              He played against Leeds so was quite busy without making saves.

        2. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Because he’s Emi tha god

        3. MattysFantasyFooty
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Genuinely the best player in the game can't believe I did not own him until 22 when I rage transferred him in for McCarthy who is woeful

        4. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Monster. 10 games with bonus points, rarely with just the 1 bonus

      • darkmatt3r
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        My rival as taken a points hit this gw, the minus points come off the monthly total don't they?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Yes, if it was the 1st GW of the month, no.

          1. darkmatt3r
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            No it's this game week my mate reckons they won't come off Februarys total so his minus won't affect our manager of the month comp

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              GW starts in March so nothing to do with February.
              You don't start mini leagues with minus points.

              1. darkmatt3r
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                This gameweek is February, we have manager of the month every month when you filter Februarys points for the league this game week will be included in it. Will the minus be deducted from the totals?

                1. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Hits for GW26 are included in February.

            2. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              February Gameweek 22 Gameweek 26

      • TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        With hindsight, wish I sold Soucek for Barnes (-4) and benched Raphinha.
        Have to hope Maddison out will hinder him enough.

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I’m off Barnes also , almost has to regress to the mean

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Hopefully, the million new owners get the meh version.

        2. joey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I decided against Barnes late doors despite having him pencilled in to come in for Grealish as soon as I knew of the injury but never bothered. Would have meant another 4 point hit and benching Rüdiger, plus if Grealish and back he's a great option for 28/29.

          Another one hoping Barnes doesn't go mental.

      • Ragabolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Risers: Watkins (6.6) Digne (6.2) Cancelo (6.2)

        Fallers: Bamford (6.8) Ward-Prowse (5.9) Harrison (5.4) Coufal (4.6) Steele (3.9)

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          3-1

        2. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Cancelo rises without stepping on the pitch. Magician!

        3. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Wow Cancelo rise after a no show

          1. Limit80
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            People thinking he is rested and will play the second

            1. Gentle_Turks
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Lol....

        4. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Only 2-0 when much more was predicted... Yeah, it doesn't actually matter.

        5. Skid Vicious (wonkee)
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Yawn. 0 - 0 right there.
          Thanks Raga for always being there

        6. Buck The Trent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          3-0

        7. G-Whizz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          0-2 🙁

      • TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        LMS EO above 50

        Kane 172, Bruno 113, Salah 100, Gundo 97, DCL 96, Martinez 77, Cancelo 71, Stones 55, Son 50

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Wow on Kane, only dodging Cancelo myself

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            159 in top 10K.

        2. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Season well and truly over if Kane hauls

          1. G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            This...

      • THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Tomorrow when I’m not drunk I’m going to work out how many points Martinez to Meslier cost me in gw11.... I reckon I could be top 10k if I didn’t do that move

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Good idea!

        2. Skid Vicious (wonkee)
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Hindsight is such a gift

      • Mac90
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        What are the chances Gundo play Wolves?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          50%

        2. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Very high, I would expect him to get some minutes

          Chances of starting ? Low probably

        3. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Low I think ; so much bench that can play

        4. Must.Go.Faster.
            1 month, 23 days ago

            50% is the safe answer

          • TheBrat
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Reduced minutes for sure

        5. THE KING CANTONA
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Chances of Everton's DGW announcement before BGW 29?

          1. Esalman
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            At this point don't trust fpl to announce anything on time.

          2. Must.Go.Faster.
              1 month, 23 days ago

              50/50

          3. Esalman
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            I meant to buy AWB but somehow bought Pereira instead. Have I made a mistake?

            1. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Well if you didn’t buy the player you wanted yes it was a mistake

              Whether your mistake will result in less points is a different issue 😉

              1. Esalman
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                I just hope he starts both games lol.

            2. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Don’t do transfers while drunk or off your head.

              1. Esalman
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Blame the last minute WC shuffling.

            3. All about the galacticos
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Would never have bought AWB, would have went Shaw.
              Shaw vs Pereira? Pereiras fixtures are better beyond this week

            4. TheBrat
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              No, great option

          4. Atletico Junior
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Which is the better transfer for free?

            A. Sterling --> KDB

            B. Mee ---> Pereira

            1. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Depends who starts for City in the second game

            2. Must.Go.Faster.
                1 month, 23 days ago

                “ Depends who starts for City in the second game” - Hotcats for Coffee

              • TheBrat
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                A

            3. Niho992
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Bruno to Sterling(TC) ?

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                A few days to even bother

              2. Must.Go.Faster.
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  If you know for a fact he’s playing, then SURE!

                • TheBrat
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  No

              3. Weeb Kakashi
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Which scores more in the 2nd game

                A Martinez Dias Stones
                B Ederson M.Pereira B.Traore

                If one of Stones/Dias doesn't start then B has a chance right?

                1. TheBrat
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  B just

                2. Pops15
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  I'd say A. Could see 18 points easily there if not more

                3. Pops15
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Stones or Dias probably rested though so more like 12+

              4. Must.Go.Faster.
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Banana cafe - COYS!!!

                • Alisson WondHaaland
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  I hate the fact that such a strong template has formed this year. Im looking at most of my mini leagues and basically everyone playing seriously has the same core of 7/8 players and so making gains is incredibly very difficult. Any deviation from the template seems to get punished pretty hard.

                  At this point in previous seasons Id say closing down a 50-100 point gap in a ML was still very much possible but Im not sure if I can say the same for this season.

                  I think the issue may be the lack in variety of reliable options, maybe its just due to us having more access to information as the years go on but it certainly feels like the prime options are always very limited.

                  What do people think?

                  1. PastaConcerto
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    I was second in my main ML and got so sick of that template you were talking about....stuck in the 300-400K bracket for weeks so wildcarded out all the common highly owned players....and got punished hard. Now I'm 100 pts back due to my own stupid boredom with the template players. 50% fail on captain choices this year too which hurt the most. Not fun to buy all the template players and go the obvious captain choice every week...but generally much easier to get top 100K playing that way.

                    1. Alisson WondHaaland
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      In past seasons I have usually tried to be quite different. For example I never owned Mahrez in 15/16 and never owned KDB last season. In hindsight it was stupid to not own them but it didnt define my season because my other picks made up the points. This season that just doesnt seem possible

                      1. PastaConcerto
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        I like to pick differentials too and it feels great when they come in and no one else owns them. But the number of times this season that highly owned players get a soft penalty, VAR decision, or fantasy assist or jammy return has far outnumbered my points away from the template. In terms of OR, it seems 8 or 9 of the highly owned assets and a good amount of luck timing the rotation of differentials is the formula to achieve.

                  2. Jafooli
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Pretty much the same every season. A core of around 20-30 players are selected and the remaining 480 aren't involved.

                    Being saying for many seasons that FPL should look to address this by spreading points amongst more players (there are ways of doing this, see other fantasy football games), but they won't - the model suits their requirements

                    1. Alisson WondHaaland
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      I genuinely do feel like this season has been a bit out of the norm. We saw EO records being smashed twice already just in this season which suggests an even bigger concentration in players owned - I think part of it might be due to big DGWs coming so early in the season which has particularly narrowed the template.

                      I do agree that the game system does have flaws, would be much more fun if points were spread

                  3. sunzip14
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    True. But they are template for a reason, so just going differential for the sake of it is suicidal this season. Have 2 to 3 'differentials', nail the captain choices to stay at good OR and then probably towards the final phase of the season take risks is what I am doing.

                  4. Pukki Blinders
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Back at the start of the season when template was rubbish and there was pure chaos people complained... now there’s some of sort of template people still complain.

                    Still think this season has had less template reliance overall compared to previous seasons, especially the period when Kane, Vardy, KDB were all injured

                  5. All about the galacticos
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    My thoughts why the template is so strong
                    1) FPL pundits recommending a small pool of players
                    2) Herd mentality, FOMO
                    3) Big hitters not delivering - In previous seasons you'd have to juggle Mo, Bruno, KDB, Kane, Sterling and fit in some budget options. This year its been safer to go outside this.
                    3) Pricing has been inaccurate or budget players all delivering - related to above as in too many budget picks enabling easier formation of template. Gundo/Dias/Cancelo what would their price be next season? Imagine if Bamford 8.5m, Dallas 6m, Raphina 8m, Soucek 7m, Antonio 8m, DCL 9m, Watkins 8m. This year has offered too many of these budget players.
                    4) The number of mini DGWs and Blank GWs - If feels like the template shifts only choosing players that play in the next DGW, then to the next. If you've followed Ben Crellins planner you know what I mean. Hence from this week you feel compelled to only buy players in GW29

                    I feel the DGWs and Blanks has been the strongest factor. I'm not even looking at players outside GW29, and that's a small pool of players. Roll on GW30+ where we can whip out the WC

                  6. Bushwhacker
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Reflective of the entire season in reality. So many injuries, fitness concerns, its heightened the focus around those who kept fit and performed ... and City since every other team without a $1bn squad has fallen apart.

                  7. Boberella
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    I’d like to see more of the forward playing MIDs classed as FWDs (Eg: Salah, Mane, Sterling, Son, etc). That way, there would be less to choose from out the premiums and it would mean more diversity of teams in general.

                  8. Easy Cheesy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    The injuries around the time of the bgw18/ dgw19 reduced the logical player pool
                    Liv defence and chelsea rotation also reduced the logical player pool by 5-10 players

                  9. bench boost for every gamew…
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    I dont think its that different, but i van ser that the point gap between me at 1.5m is much more than IT use to be. So to climb like i have done before seems much harder.

                • TheBrat
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Neto at Wolves starting to look like a very, very decent option

                  1. Pukki Blinders
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    He’s a lock on gw31 WC

                  2. Bushwhacker
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    For what? Wolves aren’t exactly scoring freely

                • Jafooli
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Chances of Fiden starting vs Wolves?

                  1. TheBrat
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    High I think

                    1. Jafooli
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      99% high?

                  2. La Roja
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    51%

                    1. Jafooli
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Oi

                      1. La Roja
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        😛

                        1. Jafooli
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          😀

                      2. La Roja
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Could have said 49%, put on this way

                        1. Jafooli
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          Phil really needs to repay my faith (e.g. can't afford to upgrade). Along as he matches Sterling & KdB over the 2 x DGWs, I'll be fine

                  3. Bushwhacker
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Very high. And Bernardo.

                    1. Jafooli
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      And chances of scoring/assisting?

                      1. Bushwhacker
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Also high

                • money face bandwagon
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  So rodri, sterling, silva, jesus, foden all likely to start against wolves? Which could mean kdb benched

                  1. La Roja
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Not necessarily. You just can’t second guess Pep

                  2. Jafooli
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    He'll have the Man Utd game at the fore front of his mind. He'll play his strongest team vs them, as that could pretty much secure the title

                  3. Bushwhacker
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Yup.

                • Jafooli
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Is there any chance of Brighton signing Bruno from Man Utd before BGW29?

                  That would help my planning immeasurably...

                  1. Jafooli
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Or Fulham securing Salah on a loan deal?

                    1. Bushwhacker
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Only if Jota is back

                      1. Jafooli
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        So there's a chance?

                • Jafooli
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  With the three Leeds fellas all getting 2pts, at least no regrets over who I played/benched. And got Cresswell 1pt/3rd on benched decision correct 😎

                • Jafooli
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  BGW29:

                  Martinez
                  Cresswell - Dallas - Dunk
                  Son - Raphine - 10.6m/or less
                  Kane - Bamford

                  Decent enough team for free? Any must haves for that week? Who's that third mid?

                  1. All about the galacticos
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    I'd also have Antonio or Lingard in there if you have space

                    1. Jafooli
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Ah Lingard is a good shout

                      Would a Fulham def (Aina) be worth a hit (-2pts 😉 )

                      1. All about the galacticos
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Not sure about that one, unless wildcarding out soon.
                        Wouldn't want to carry too many players beyond 29

                      2. WE GO FOR IT
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Depends on who you remove and if you want him long term. I expect Leeds to score so you'll probably have to rely on attacking returns.

                        1. Jafooli
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          Would be Mee out...just want to cover Fulham defence, which seems to be decent atm

                          1. WE GO FOR IT
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 23 days ago

                            If you plan to keep him long term, sure. Fulham's defense has improved and their fixtures from GW30 onwards are decent as well.

                  2. Holmes
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Maybe add a WHM attacking player if you have a spare FT

                    1. Jafooli
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      I think Lingard or Soucek might get the call 😮

                      Don't want to do DCL > Antonio, as Dom has CPL the following week

                • Rolls-Royce
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Did Dias miss GW24 due to injury or was it just rotation?

                  1. Pukki Blinders
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Illness

                    1. Rolls-Royce
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Just checked, he was on the bench. So there is hope is rested vs Wolves with United game next.

                      1. Bushwhacker
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        He was coming back from illness. He could absolutely be rested for Wolves though.

                      2. Pukki Blinders
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        On the bench but was recovering from illness. Just because he’s on the bench doesn’t mean he’s 100% fit to play.

                        Point stands: Dias is not a rotation risk

                        1. Rolls-Royce
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          He isn't. But he has just played 4 games in 10 days. So I am hoping he gets a rest as a non-owner. He's a monster though so probably starts every game till the end of the season.

                        2. Bushwhacker
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          Laporte is fully fit. Stones is fully fit. Dias is fully fit. City have a lot of games to play. To say he’s not a rotation risk is naive I’d say ; Stones and Dias are first choice but they WILL get rest.

                          1. Bushwhacker
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 23 days ago

                            And when Ake returns the risk will get higher.

                  2. bench boost for every gamew…
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Sickness i think

                • Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  The head chef at Villa has transferred out Grealish...

                  if Grealish is no longer eating the chefs meals then the injury sounds much more serious and long term then originally thought

                • jtreble
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Potential new DGW incoming: https://twitter.com/bencrellin/status/1365793320870567940?s=21

                  1. Jafooli
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Still plenty more twists left in this season.

                    And only got BB to navigate them. Gonna be a chaotic run in....just like last season

                    1. jtreble
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Potential season changer.

                  2. Rolls-Royce
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Gonna have to hold firm on the Free hit could be a game-changer come the latter part of the season.

                    1. Jafooli
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Incredibly valuable chip to still have at the moment.

                      Treasure it...

                      1. Rolls-Royce
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Lol. Are you being sarcastic Jaf?

                        1. Jafooli
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          Not at all, wish I still had mine 😀

                          1. Rolls-Royce
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 23 days ago

                            I can never tell when you are serious and when you are not. 😛

                            1. Jafooli
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 23 days ago

                              😉

                              Sometimes try to be serious 😀

                  3. All about the galacticos
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    this season is a joke.
                    Its not like a normal FPL
                    In a past years you could just look at your team on Friday evening, look at the fixtures, then make a transfer.
                    Now you need to know what players you need for 4-5 weeks in advance.
                    Is this FPL, or is it a game of who is best at navigating ben crellins the fixture planner?

                    1. Rolls-Royce
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      You mean you want a game where you don't have to use your brain?

                      1. All about the galacticos
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        I mean I want a game that relies on my football brain. Doing well but I haven't enjoyed it at all
                        Sounds like you enjoy the game of managing the DGWs and Blanks?

                        1. tokara
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          Game is better this way, uncertainties after uncertainties

                        2. Rolls-Royce
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          Planning is the part of the game that makes the game more dynamic and somewhat strategic. Would be pretty mundane if it had been otherwise.

                          1. All about the galacticos
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 23 days ago

                            yeah, there's planning for favourable and unfavourable fixtures, part of FPL.
                            This is planning for blanks and DGWs which is very different. Casuals who don't follow Ben Crellin would be at greater disadvantage. I prefer it if everyone has the same knowledge.
                            I've got a work league, where colleagues know none of this stuff, so feel I have an unfair advantage
                            A ML for fun where casual people men (and some women) take part in, so doesn't feel that great winning

                    2. Jafooli
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      BC has gone to another level this season. Without out him, I'd be around the OR 4m mark

                      1. All about the galacticos
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        My rank is good. But would rather know that it's because it's because of an understanding of football rather than selecting the right players due to the schedule of blanks and DGWs.
                        At the end of the day, it should be more about football, not how to plan players who are playing on a certain week.
                        Obviously, knowing the schedule is harsher on casuals (who don't follow ben)

                • Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  BB is causing many too many headaches. Is this good enough for BB next week?

                  Aerola(liv)
                  Dallas(whu)
                  Bamford(whu)
                  Antonio(LEE)

                  1. Jafooli
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Not for me, I have something similar, including a DGW GK (okay, it's McCarthy), but waiting out for something better

                    1. Pukki Blinders
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Aren’t you tired of having an expensive bench? I’m over it and want this filthy chip gone

                      1. Jafooli
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        With so many cheap enablers doing well atm, not finding it too much of an issue

                  2. All about the galacticos
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    GW30, then wildcard to release the funds?

                    1. Pukki Blinders
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Seems the go, a couple injuries and the BB chip is ruined though