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The Complete Guide to Scout’s tips and advice for Double Gameweek 26

Strap yourselves in for the biggest Double Gameweek 26 of the season, with 17 matches and 14 teams playing twice. The next six days promise to be another rollercoaster ride of unrelenting (Fantasy) Premier League action.

With potentially season-defining decisions to be made ahead of today’s 11:00 GMT deadline, the feeling among the Fantasy Community is that we are spoilt for choice.

The roll call of potential armband candidates ranges from the reassuringly expensive to enticing differentials. And for those with a selection of chips at their disposal the choice is made even trickier.

A Double Gameweek is the perfect time to deploy one of our four power-ups with the points ceiling raised for Bench Boost, Triple Captain, Free Hit and Wildcard thanks to the extra fixtures.

Indecision is final.

– Alan Hansen

Famous words from the king of pundits and decorated centre-half Alan Hansen. Although, strangely, the former Liverpool captain wasn’t referring to his Fantasy football team. Given the furore surrounding Aston Villa and their players this week you could be forgiven for thinking otherwise.

But we’re not about to hesitate at the crucial moment when it comes to FPL decision-making. And you can’t fault the effort, attitude and commitment of our very own pundits and experts. 

Divisive Kane

The captain poll favourite heading into the bumper round of fixtures is Harry Kane (£11.1m). A vote that left David and Joe somewhat perplexed. Never ones to dilly-dally when presented with an opportunity, the pair aren’t convinced of Kane’s credentials, despite the support among Community members.

The fixtures on paper do look nice but both Burnley and Fulham are very capable these days of chucking everyone behind the ball knowing full well that Spurs are having problems breaking people down … Both of these teams will take a point against Spurs, so they’re not going to overstretch themselves to go and win the game.

Over the last four matches, Burnley have the third-best expected goals conceded in the league, 3.18, the only two teams better than that are Chelsea and Man City. Fulham are in the top five, 3.23 goals they should have conceded, and they’ve only actually conceded the one goal. Their defence is doing much better as well and they’ve both got fantastic goalkeepers too … These are teams that can frustrate Spurs.

– David, Captaincy Video

Alan Hansen once said that for Tottenham to be a successful side they will need to get away from the philosophy of ‘pretty football’. Well, with Jose Mourinho in charge they’ve arguably done just that. Except without the success.

But what does Alan Hansen know about Fantasy football? We need a real expert, a man with three top 10,000 finishes and a best-ever rank of 817. Step forward Az

According to the FPL Black Box co-host, Harry Kane is the best captaincy pick. The handsome and dashing Az backs up his opinion with some impressive stats: citing Twitter user FPL_Swede he pointed out that in 10 games against the bottom eight teams, Kane has delivered an attacking return in every one, averaging 9.2 points a match. 

And the trio of wise Pro Pundits appearing on the latest episode of the FPL Wire, Zophar, Lateriser and Tom Freeman, all have the armband placed on the top-points-scoring forward in FPL this season. 

More heavyweight backing for the Spurs striker came from FFScout founder Mark Sutherns. Perhaps not that much of a surprise given that “Mark loves Kane”, to quote AZ, but Mark was worried he was being blinded by his own bias.

The best person to help us understand the flaws in our thinking is Pro Pundit and behavioural economics graduate, Simon March.

Expected Yakult

Stats are probiotics for gut feelings, reasoned the former FPL winner is his latest offering. 

Instinct may help you see opportunities that other managers don’t, or avoid the traps that others will fall into, but it may also create such traps if followed without sufficient interrogation. This is why it is important to sense-check decisions with some form of objective data or a second-opinion.

– Simon March

Jan Sienkiewicz noted in his Captain Sensible article that the form stats don’t favour Kane and co:

Both [Kane’s] and Spurs’ attacking statistics have been somewhat underwhelming in recent weeks. Only Crystal Palace have recorded fewer shots inside the box than Jose Mourinho’s team in their last six matches.

– Jan Sienkiewicz

So was Mark able to find a healthy dollop of Bifidobacterium Statisticalus to support his gut instinct?

The expected data is a problem, but with expected data, you’ve got to bear this in mind – that Kane and Son are just complete outliers … Son and Kane are the top two players in the Premier League [for xG Delta], they have exceeded their expected data by the biggest margins for goal involvement … they don’t need a lot of good quality chances to score goals.

– Mark Sutherns.

So convinced is Mark that he’s using his Triple Captain chip on Harry Kane.

But, as ever, other options are available. 

Mohamed Salah (£12.6m), a player who’s perhaps been slightly overlooked by the masses, is Jan’s top pick. The leading goalscorer in the Premier League with 15 goals, Salah boasts impressive underlying stats: second only to team-mate Sadio Mané (£11.8m) for shots in the penalty box over the last six matches.

In the first of their two fixtures Liverpool take on a Sheffield United side down to the bare bones in defence. Their three first-choice centre-backs that helped them reach dizzying heights last season, John Egan (£4.7m), Jack O’Connell (£4.7m) and Chris Basham (£4.6m), are all ruled out for Chris Wilder.

But it’s their second fixture against Chelsea that, along with Liverpool’s poor form, is putting many off the Egyptian. However, Jan did unearth some encouraging news for Salah captainers:

Klopp holds an impressive head-to-head record against Thomas Tuchel. Out of the 14 meetings between the Germans, Klopp came out victorious on nine occasions. Additionally, those matches have produced as many as 43 goals, which makes it over three goals per game on average.

– Jan Sienkiewicz

Meanwhile, city rivals Everton are top of the fixture ticker when looking at Gameweek 26 in isolation: the Toffees host Southampton before a midweek trip to West Brom. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.7m) therefore comes into contention.

And once again the stats make impressive reading. The forward has been particularly threatening on the road in recent times, accumulating 4.32 xG in his last six away matches – more than any other forward in the Premier League.

But the list of armband contenders goes on. Let’s not forget the Manchester teams with the in-form Bruno Fernandes (£11.6m), İlkay Gündoğan (£6.2m), Raheem Sterling (£11.6m), and the returning Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m).

If only we could fit them all in.

It’s Mo Sacrifice

Karam, Tom, and Zophar are all using their Wildcards and face several tricky selection dilemmas. 

On the Scoutcast Karam was given a hard time by Joe and David over his omission of Mohamed Salah.

Joe argued that it was easier to run from Salah than it was to run to him, explaining that because of Salah’s lofty price tag, downgrading to the likes of Son or De Bruyne is easy, whereas upgrading would be harder without sufficient funds in the reserve.

However, Tom Freeman is also sacrificing the most expensive FPL asset in order to benefit from a more balanced squad. A particular concern for Tom given that he plans to Bench Boost in Gameweek 27. 

One intriguing pick in his side is Jesse Lingard (£5.9m). West Ham take on Leeds United next Gameweek and Tom feels the direct running of the on-loan Manchester United midfielder could trouble Marcelo Biesla’s side. 

Ricardo Pereira (£5.9m) is another differential to catch the eye, featuring in both Tom’s and Karam’s Wildcard XV’s. 

Karam is going all-in on Leicester City – tripling up with Harvey Barnes (£6.9m) and Jamie Vardy (£10.2m) coming in alongside Pereira. He’s even trusting the evergreen Englishman with the armband.

Manchester City-fan Karam has decided to abandon his conservative approach and take a few calculated risks in the hope of surging up the ranks. Encouragingly, the Foxes are on a par with Man City when it comes to shots on target (21) over the last four Gameweeks. 

Another forward to consider is Mbaye Diagne (£6.0m). The Senegalese has been on the end of five big chances in his four and a half games since joining West Brom, and is included in the Scout Picks, Tom’s Wildcard team, and was talked up by Lateriser.

Interestingly, all three Wildcarders still have their Free Hit chip available but none have committed to using it in Blank Gameweek 29.

When planning ahead in his usual meticulous fashion, Zophar identified Gameweek 33 as a better round for the Free Hit. The League Cup Final takes place between Spurs and Man City, meaning they will blank along with their scheduled opponents Southampton and Fulham.

The six-time top 5,000 manager sees greater potential for a big score compared to the four-match Gameweek 29.

Finally, Neale frisked the upcoming fixtures. The Team News compiler included a look at Gameweek 30 and beyond for those considering “dead-ending” their squads in Gameweek 29 and Wildcarding straight after.

Community Competitions and Head-to-Head Fixtures

This is the last chance for Premium Members to enter the FFS Members Cup with qualifying for the first round taking place in Gameweek 26. Click here for details on how to enter.

The draw for the first round of the Fantasy Football Scout Cup has thrown up a real ‘David vs Goliath’ clash with the highest-ranked team, The Fighting Cock (273rd overall), taking on the lowest-ranked manager in the competition, Ahmed Eid, who is not far off the five-million mark.

A total of £300 in prizes is available across the two tournaments.

Elsewhere, RedLightning rounded-up the rest of the Community mini-leagues and competitions. And the Head-to-Head fixtures for Gameweek 26 can be found below. 

The scores and tables update each night on the Head-to-Head Leagues main page, so you can keep track of the action as the Gameweek unfolds. 

May your arrows be green!

TopMarx Fan of Fantasy Football and Monty Python. "Archimedes out to Socrates, Socrates back to Archimedes, Archimedes out to Heraclitus, he beats Hegel. Heraclitus a little flick, here he comes on the far post, Socrates is there, Socrates heads it in! Socrates has scored! The Greeks are going mad, the Greeks are going mad! Socrates scores, got a beautiful cross from Archimedes. The Germans are disputing it. Hegel is arguing that the reality is merely an a priori adjunct of non-naturalistic ethics, Kant via the categorical imperative is holding that ontologically it exists only in the imagination, and Marx is claiming it was offside.”

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  1. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Palace away is prime cadidate for a Bruno resting 3 days before the Manchester Derby. 4 starts in 10 days if he plays all 3. Can see him coming off the bench

    1. boroie
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      This is why I’ve taken him out. His minutes will be managed in that game. Either he’ll be benched and only used if needed. Or he will start and be taken off as soon as they have a comfortable lead.

    2. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Dude never gets rested, ever. His one "rest" came and was actually an injury and even in that game he came on at half time

  2. Pre-deadline A or B questions!
    G-Whizz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Time for a pre-deadline A or B thread!

    What are your last minute questions on captaincy/transfers/bench/anything else?

    Please post as an A or B question, and please answer a few other people after you post yours.

    Good luck everyone!

    1. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Best 4.2 defender with BGW29 in mind?

      A Lascelles
      B Burn (any impact from Lamptey return?)

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        B

      2. Mighty Wings
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        B

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

        Burn

      4. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        B slightly better because of overall defence.

        Lamptey plays on the other side.

        Alzate and the new kid back from loan is the threat to Burn

        1. Buck The Trent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Thanks

      5. asdf_1
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        B

      6. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        B)

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

        B

      8. Cowboy John
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        B

      9. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        B

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      A. Richarlison
      B. Watkins

      (Own Traore, Digne and DCL)

      1. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        A

      2. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        A

      3. Mighty Wings
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        A

      4. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        B)

      5. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        A, unless you want B for GW29

    3. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      A. Kane TC
      B. Kane C

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        A

        1. Ha.
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Username checks out

      2. Don Rogers FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        A.

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

        A

      4. DT42
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        A, this is the week to do it

    4. asdf_1
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Mccarthy to pickford for a -4?
      A) yes
      B) no

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        B

    5. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Start?

      A Watkins
      B Lookman

      1. asdf_1
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        A

        1. Kane Lane
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Do go maverick do Barnes TC?

      2. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        A

      3. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        B

      4. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        A

    6. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Take a -8 to get rid of Elmo for holgate? as it looks like Matty cash is back or just rely on him to play/Dallas off the bench

      1. Buck The Trent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Can you put it in A or B form haha

      2. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        A- keep Elmo and get Dallas off the bench if he doesn't play

        B- get rid of Elmo for holgate

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Would be up to minus 8 if A

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

        Cash isn't back yet is he?

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          "Smith adds that Matty Cash is back on the training pitches and running"

    7. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Captain

      A. Bruno
      B. Salah

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        B

      2. asdf_1
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        A

      3. Buck The Trent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        B

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

        A

      5. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        B

      6. Cojones of Destiny
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        b

      7. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        A

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

      Raphinha to Barnes(-4)?

      1. Mo Mané No Problems
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I just did it. Worth the hit it considering Lei plum fixtures till GW28 and then use FT to get Raph back for 29.

    9. DT42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Have Grealish and Maddison, would you sell
      A Grealish
      B Mads
      For
      X Hames
      Y Barnes

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

        BY

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

        BY.

        I wouldn't be opposed to selling Grealish too, but not for James.

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

      Problem of the week for me. Triple captain
      A) Kane
      B) DCL
      Play it Safe or punt?

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        A

      2. Buck The Trent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Kane

      3. DT42
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        B

      4. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        B

    11. wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Start Pope or Johnstone?
      Start Bamford or Raphinha?

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

        Pope
        Raphinha

      2. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Pope Raph

    12. Mesh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      A. Start Lowton
      B. Lowton to Spurs defender for -4
      If B, Which spurs defender is likely to start both games and play GW29

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        A

      2. Cojones of Destiny
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        a

    13. Jealous Viper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Who scores more
      A. Ederson and Targett
      B. Martinez and Dias

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

        I think A

      2. Mesh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        B

      3. Cojones of Destiny
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        a

      4. rambo.
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        A maybe

    14. rambo.
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Maddison to
      A. Rodriguez
      B. Barnes
      C. Lookman

      1. Cojones of Destiny
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        b

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

        B

    15. Cojones of Destiny
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      play:
      a. konsa
      b. raph

      1. JoeJitzu +42
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I’m a sucker for DGW players

    16. Saïss doesn't mat…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Bench one of
      A. Bamford
      B. Lowton
      C. Dier

      1. Springbank
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        The single gameweek player

        1. JoeJitzu +42
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Yeah this

    17. The Red Devil
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Captain-
      Kane
      Bruno
      Got DCL gundogan & Salah too, but these two seem the best options

      1. Springbank
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Kane

      2. Legomané
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Kane or Bruno for me

        1. The Red Devil
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Indeed, but which one of the two?

    18. Springbank
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      On a BB and for minus 4:

      A McCarthy to Pickford

      B Dallas to Digne

      C Dallas to Regulion

      D McCarthy to Johnstone

      1. JoeJitzu +42
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Not massively in love with any of them have you Free Hit to get Dallas back

        1. Springbank
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          I don’t have free hit left but even if I sell Dallas I can have 10 players in gw 29 without hits

          1. JoeJitzu +42
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Hmm think keeping McCarthy for DGW 27 is viable so perhaps Dallas to Digne?

            1. Springbank
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Thanks that’s the move I’m the most tempted by

      2. Legomané
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        D or B (or nothing)

        1. Springbank
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Cheers

    19. JoeJitzu +42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Thanks for your time

      A. Bamford to Kane (-4)
      B. Sterling & Raphinha to Salah & Barnes (-8)

      Martinez
      Shaw Cancelo Lowton
      Fernandes Son Gundogan (B.Sterling Raphinha)
      DCL Watkins (A.Bamford)

      1. Springbank
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Just A

      2. DK_13
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Keep sterling. Next week you will again want city(another double).

      3. Legomané
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        A

      4. lankdog
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        A

      5. JoeJitzu +42
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Thank you all

    20. DK_13
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Captain
      A)kane
      B)salah

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I don’t know see below, been on Kane all week...

        1. DK_13
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Same. But salah is so tempting. 4 in the last 5 I think

      2. Springbank
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Kane

      3. JoeJitzu +42
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Ah I’m doing one or the other but need to transfer one of them in yet 🙂 (see above)

    21. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      A. Kane C
      B. Salah C

      1. Springbank
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Kane

      2. Legomané
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Both good, prefer Kane this wk

    22. Shultan
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Start
      A martinez or B Johnstone
      A Traore or dallas

      1. Legomané
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Martinez Traore

      2. lankdog
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Martinez and Traore

      3. JoeJitzu +42
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        AA

    23. lankdog
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      No Everton coverage, and as a Southampton fan and considering how bad we are I quite want to get someone in to provide at least some solace in case we get walloped again. The move I'd do would probably be:
      Bamford >>> DCL for a hit
      Do I
      A: Keep the faith, McCarthy blinder incoming
      B: Do it
      (I do also have a FH still so wouldn't necessarily have to keep Leeds players for GW29)

      1. Springbank
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Bamford to DCL is a good move

      2. JoeJitzu +42
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Think getting DCL is worth a go

      3. lankdog
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Thanks both, think I'm gonna take the hit

    24. JoeJitzu +42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      A.
      Fernandes Son Gundogan Sterling
      DCL Watkins Kane (C)

      B. (-4)
      Fernandes Son Gundogan Salah (C) Barnes
      DCL Watkins

      1. Springbank
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Still the Kane (c) option!

        1. JoeJitzu +42
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Cheers, trying to see it in front of me to aid decision. So fearful of Salah and Barnes haul.

      2. lankdog
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        A

    25. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Barnes (plus good defence) or Son (plus ok defence)?

      1. ChelseaGuy
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Depends on the players really

      2. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Yeah it depends. Son is better, but depends

    26. 42 Rules
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Play

      A. Raphina (Leeds) AVL
      B. Robinson (Fulham) cpl TOT

      1. ChelseaGuy
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        B

      2. Legomané
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        A

    27. dillydally1982
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Grealish to...
      a) H Barnes (likely play more minutes)
      b) J Rodriguez (possible DGWK28)

      1. ChelseaGuy
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        A easy

      2. Mingo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        A

      3. Legomané
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        A

    28. Mingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Remove Robertson for a -4 for

      A) Digne
      B) Pereira

      1. ChelseaGuy
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Everyone says A but I really like B. Bought him in myself

        1. Mingo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          I've talked myself into B, it's just more exciting. Just interested to see what others think. Thanks for the response.

      2. NestorC
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Got Pere on wc and just deciding should I get Cancelo as my 3rd City or Digne

        1. Mingo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Cancelo has a double double , will probably play 3 games. Move him to Digne in 28 if it gets announced. Cancelo is the best defensive asset in the game.

    29. ChelseaGuy
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Captain
      A) Ricardo
      B) DCL

      OR at 1m

      1. Mingo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Is A Pereira or Richarlison?

        Tough one if you are set on Everton captain. Fixtures are great but they're so unpredictable. You know DCL will always be around the 6 yard box. If they create chances for him, he will put them away.

      2. NestorC
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        B

      3. Legomané
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Prefer unusually unpopular Salah if chasing. DCL from those two

    30. Brimble82
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      A) Pope
      B) Martinez (-4)

      1. NestorC
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        A

      2. Mingo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        A

      3. Legomané
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        A

    31. NestorC
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Digne or Cancelo on WC?

      1. Legomané
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Both excellent - Very hard to conceive going without Cancelo on WC!

        1. Legomané
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Good chance he misses at least one of 26 matches though..

          1. NestorC
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Yeah, that's why I was thinking going with Digne this week and next week going back to Cancelo, but It's bad planning transfers ahead week after WC haha

    32. MASTER ROSHI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Rest of defence is Stones, Shaw, Rudiger, Pereira - on a bench boost who do I get for my 5th?
      A) Dias
      B) Digne

      1. NestorC
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        B

    33. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Wow this is archaic! Most people will miss this and just come to the forum bypassing 'Hot Topics' and therefore negating the value posted on here during a light day.

      If you introduce a little AI, you could direct people to this when they post their question, thereby alleviating AB questions during high turnover and furthermore, enhancing member satisfaction.

      It's not that difficult to introduce with a bit of filtering.

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Thanks, I'll get people who know about that stuff to have a butchers 🙂

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          🙂 Just an idea. Cheers G

          1. G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Personally I prefer the personal touch but I'm always on the lookout for ideas from all angles 🙂

            1. Pep bites Kun
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Good outlook. I can appreciate there would be divided opinion on features 🙂

              Bol with the gw!

              1. G-Whizz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                You too! Good luck!!!

  3. thom830g
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Is reguilon back and playing?

    1. Al Moon Yeah
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Yes. Will he play two in a row though?

    2. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Yes

    3. Springbank
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Should get the first game 100%. Second game who knows

  4. smix
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Final call. TC - Kane or DCL ?

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

      Kane

    2. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Kane

    3. Chilling con Mane
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Kane

    4. Dee Lixon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Harry

    5. hullcityfan
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Just go with your gut

  5. Chilling con Mane
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Guys, I really need your help here.

    Already on -8. Should I do James -> Digne for another -4?

    Y or N

    1. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      No

      1. Chilling con Mane
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Cheers!

  6. Ha.
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    TC Kane

    Change my mind

  7. Al Moon Yeah
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    If there was ever a time I needed an early team news leak, it'd be this week. My whole FH depends on it.

    1. jai1212
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      aah, I see you have Aguero

      1. Al Moon Yeah
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Lol, to risky, even by my crazy standards. Just need to know ifthe backline and who the front there are.

        1. Tango74
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Who You got or looking for bed for?

            1. Al Moon Yeah
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Gundo, KDB, Dias. But I really really want Cancelo. He hasn't been rested in the past like 5 games, so does it mean he's due or more nailed on? Also tempted by mahrez.

              1. Tango74
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  I have cancelo and Dias and I have got used to rotation and don’t moan as they play at least once. If you want nailed never pick a city asset !

        2. Maarrrr17
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Bro im freehitting too, felt like the only one!

          1. Al Moon Yeah
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Tonight we feast!

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

        Is Richarlison over DCL madness?

        Im chasing in my ML and 1st has DCL

        1. Ha.
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          No

        2. Chilling con Mane
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Not madness, good if chasing

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

          richarlison on pk ..but not clinical
          if you WCing, i would still suggest DCL
          DCL hang around the penalty box more often

        4. Don Rogers FC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          DCL as shield. Make your points up elsewhere.

        5. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          posted similar
          part of me doesn't want to go back to DCL for the 3rd time
          however Rich has scored 13 goals the past 2 campaigns and can see a purple patch now that the team is mostly healthy

        6. JenkoJunko
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Thanks all! Mixed bag. Think im going to stick with Richy... he who dares and all that! And i'm too far behind to not take risks. Good luck all : - )

      3. Fantasy man on the top
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 17 days ago

        TC

        A) Bruno
        B) Kane
        C) DCL
        D) Gundo

        Or BB with:
        Meslier, Cresswell, Raphina, Bamford

      4. hogree
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        KDB or Kane for cap?

        1. zotter
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Kane

      5. niaz1982
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        G2G or one of the options below?~

        Pope
        Dias Mee Shaw
        Bruno Son Sterling Barnes Gundo
        DCL Watkins

        A. Keep
        B. Sterling, Watkins > Kane, Foden
        C. Sterling, Watkins > Kane, Traore

        I would TC Kane if I brought him in but if I don't I am torn between DCL/Bruno/Sterling/Son

      6. Aubamewho
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Last decision! Goodluck everyone

        Pope
        Stones | Cancello | Mee
        Raph | Bruno | Son | Sterling
        Watkins | Kane (T©) | Bam

        Steer | Soucek | Coufal | KWP
        0 itb, 0FT

        A) Pope > Pickford (-4)
        B) KWP > Elmohamadi (-4), bench Bam
        C) Save

        1. Chilling con Mane
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          C Play Bamford

      7. fr3d
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Will this page fly by fast

        a) yes
        b) no

        1. Ha.
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          B

        2. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Post next page

      8. ballsy_b
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Start Dallas or Lowton?
        Already have 10 playing double gameweek.

        1. Mattador
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Lowton, If you have no other Burnley defence would be my advice. I'm torn by this but have pope in already

      9. zotter
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Start

        A. Rudiger
        B. Raphinha
        C. Dallas

        1. badgerboy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          B. He's on fire, form wise, arm.

      10. Mattador
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        best forward this gw for 6.9 Mil? Is it Watkins?

        1. zotter
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Yeah

      11. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Any news on rumours?

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Kane not starting today.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            So dry that is, please provide some sauce 🙂

      12. Simmich
          2 months, 17 days ago

          A) Grealish to Son (DCL TC)
          B) Bam to Kane (TC)

          Another transfer would be -8 for gw

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

            A

        • ARP
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Help! Better to TC or BB - all SGW players on bench?

          1. zotter
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            TC.

          2. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            TC

            1. ARP
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Thanks

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

          Mee to Targett worth -4?

          Yes or no?

          Thanks

          1. zotter
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Yes

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

              Thanks

        • adstomko
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Unpopular opinion: Kane TC is risky against two very defensive sides

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

            I think the same but may still do it

          2. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Look at his last home game against Burnley, Pope picked the ball out the net 5 times

        • MoSalad
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Bottom'd

          Johnstone
          AWB, Cancelo, Targett
          Penandes, Salah, KDB, Gundo, Perriera
          Watkins, DCL

          Areola, BamBam, Dallas, Cressy

          GTG?

          Final decisons on who to TC? Need help with this.

        • Jdpz
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Pope to Lloris worth a hit?

          a) Lloris
          b) Martinez

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

            With 29 in mind too, either would be good

        • Hryszko
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Kane currently my TC, is he the best option from these?

          1. Salah
          2. Bruno
          3. DCL
          4. Kane

          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Yes, even without looking

            1. Al Moon Yeah
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Lol, it's that certain?

              1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                You're right, didn't spot the peak Ronaldo option

          2. #Swish41
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Haha I just posted exactly the same. Think I’ve narrowed to Bruno or Kane. Bruno form, extra goal and cs points might sway it...

            1. Al Moon Yeah
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              That chelsea game tho

          3. King Drogba11
              2 months, 17 days ago

              I’d go DCL personally.

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

            Do we think this -12 is worth it for a bench boost, feels mad but for a bench boost maybe not?
            OUT: Kilman, Sterling, (Ashley) Barnes, Brewster
            IN: Digne /Pereira, Gündogan, Calvert-Lewin, Diagne

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Weirdly, perhaps not

            2. Dee Lixon
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Looks too risky

          5. #Swish41
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Team set, TC committed, but who:

            1. Kane
            2. Bruno
            3. Salah

            Been on Kane (fixtures) all week, but Bruno (form) is calling me....

            1. FPL ElasticO
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Kane

              1. #Swish41
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Cheers lad

            2. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Kaaane - watch Blackbox if unconvinced

          6. FPL ElasticO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            G2g for this DGW? BB active.

            Martinez
            Cancelo / Shaw / Dallas
            Salah / Bruno / Gundo / Raphinha
            Kane(c) / DCL / Watkins

            Bench:: Pope / Barnes / Targett / Aina

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              A thing of beauty

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

              Superb, GTG

          7. Kane Lane
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            pick my cap
            A) Barnes
            B) Son
            C) Kane
            D) Salah
            E) Gun
            F) Calvert

            1. COUFAL SO GOOD
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              C

            2. zotter
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              C

            3. FPL ElasticO
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              C > F > D

          8. Alex1995
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Play Raphinha or Bamford this week?

            1. COUFAL SO GOOD
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              RAPH

          9. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Well time to be brave. Gundo (c) with an hour to go!

            1. COUFAL SO GOOD
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              GL camzy

            2. Debauchy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Easy with an hr to go 🙂

            3. Rolls-Royce
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Not sure why people are stubborn and want to stick with their poor decision. Is it because of the HT? 😛

            4. King Drogba11
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Like it.