Pro Pundits - Seb

Why I reject the ‘stats vs eye test’ debate when making FPL decisions

Three-time top 5k finisher Seb Wassell reveals his thoughts as Fantasy Premier League managers prepare for a busy run-in to the 2020/21 season.


‘Us vs. Them’, ‘Yorkshire vs. Lancashire’, ‘Stats vs The Eye Test’. Timeless, tribal debates that see passionate supporters and detractors on both sides. But one of these is not like the others. 

Here I will make the case for ‘Stats vs. The Eye Test’ being a false dichotomy and why, at this time of Double Gameweeks, Wildcards and crunch decision-making, anyone that finds themselves exclusively on one side or the other – or even believes there are sides to this debate in the first place – is never going to achieve the Fantasy Premier League success we all crave.

Eye of the Beholder

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We are instinctively inclined to believe our own eyes over almost all other information. This is a primal bias that is extremely difficult to identify let alone overcome. Seeing is believing after all.

When it comes to football, many believe there is no substitute for watching matches. Football is meant to be experienced, it is meant to be enjoyed, those rare moments of complete brilliance, total anguish and overwhelming joy are what it is all about. If you do not watch football, you do not get football, and this goes doubly for the Fantasy game, right? Stats fly in the face of that. They often reduce our favourite moments to “luck” and describe impossible feats as “variance”. How can you “expect” a goal? Can you quantify “desire”? Frankly, they are all work and no play.

However, there is often a large disparity between what we see and what is empirically true. For a non-football example, take “the dress”. For those unaware, a photograph of a dress was posted on social media in 2015 that for millions appeared quite clearly to be white and gold. However, an equally large and convinced group of people were adamant it was black and blue. I will avoid spoiling it here if you have not already experienced it, but needless-to-say it was confirmed to be only one of these colour combinations, with the other theorised to be a result of presentation, our own personal perceptions, previous experiences with lighting and existing expectations.

In this same way, what we see on a football pitch can be misleading, incomplete and sometimes even harm our ability to make the best decisions. And yet, some of the best fantasy managers proudly consume huge amounts of football each week.

Numbers Don’t Lie

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By contrast, a growing number of the football community, and more specifically the Fantasy Premier League community, are becoming literate in stats. Contrary to the belief of some, the world of football statistics was not dreamt up by anti-football, calculus-wielding mathematicians. Quite the opposite in fact. 

I like to imagine that Expected Goals (xG) was the result of a late night, post-match argument over whether a striker “should have scored”, as is so often the commentary rhetoric. Two people that see the same event can differ on its interpretation. Stats allow us to lend objectivity to this argument. 

In the case of xG, we can reference any single shot against a huge backlog of similar shots and conclude with a good degree of reliability how often that particular opportunity results in a goal. So “should have scored” becomes “50% of the time, that is a goal”. This does not mean that a 50% chance that was missed in the last match will be scored in the next, the probabilities are independent to one another, but it does start to give us a useful quantitative tool to describe how likely a unique event is to result in a certain outcome. 

Rather than being separate or contradictory to the eye test, stats are there to help us process what we are seeing and, crucially, allow us to begin to predict future events. FPL is a game of predictions and the more tools we have at our disposal to do this accurately, the better we will be for it.

However, stats can also mislead us. Knowing that a team had 33% possession and three shots in a match sounds disastrous, but if we also know that this team scored two very early goals against stronger opposition and then determined to sit deep, soak up pressure and attempt to see the match out – meaning their possession and shot numbers were intentionally culled – we begin to understand the context of those numbers. 

Often, we see a player praised for a huge number of completed passes, but if none of those passes progressed the ball up the pitch, is that as impressive? Just as with the eye test, we need to know what to pay attention to and what to disregard, how to view stats within their context and how to act on them without bias.

An Evidence Based Approach

The truth is that both stats and the eye test are attempting to describe the same thing: a football match. This is the scientific method, where we observe, analyse and then draw evidence-based conclusions. Whilst they may appear in competition with one another, there are no statisticians worth their spreadsheets nor football fans worth their season tickets that do not understand one through the prism of the other. 

No successful football club will sign a player without having watched them play, but the way they identify which players to watch are by trawling the stats of thousands first. 

Stats are to football what air travel is to transportation: wanting to get from A to B but better than before. They are a natural evolution of watching and analysing football, born from the desire to quantify what is happening on a football pitch in a more comprehensive, objective, memorable and comparable fashion. Stats do not compete with the eye test, they are simply the eye test presented as objective, reliable data. 

It is extremely difficult to remember every action a single player took during a 90-minute match, let alone what the other 21 did. Expand this then to a full season and the eye test alone cannot possibly hope to give you what you need. A shot on target is a shot on target whether I watch it happen and assign it to memory or read about it later in the Premium Members’ Area. The difference is that there is only so much I can do with that memory, and memories get distorted (see the Mandela Effect, where a large group of people independently remember an event to have occurred differently to how it actually occurred, or even remember something that never happened in the first place). Stats allow us to preserve this information and use it without distortion later.

This is not to say that stats are perfect, they are a work in progress. Some of them are still frustratingly reliant on human input, such as ‘big chances’, which is manually judged by a human at Opta rather than being the result of a chance exceeding a specific xG value. 

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If we know this though, we can use it to our advantage. We can combine stats and the watching of matches to give us the fullest picture possible, correct to the weight we personally place in one action over another.

The majority of stats focus on defined, finite actions, whereas a favourite of Fantasy managers is thinking “what if”. For example, xG only records shots taken. A player through on goal that does not pull the trigger before the ball is smothered by the goalkeeper is not recorded as a shot and so has no xG. However, we know that this was in fact a very good opportunity to score. Combine both these pieces of information and you have an edge.

Ultimately, it is evidence that we are looking for. Evidence free of bias most importantly. The eye test is wide open to biases – confirmation bias, recency bias, the availability heuristic, being reliant on Match of the Day showing you everything you need to know in 10 minutes as opposed to selecting your own samples – but then so are stats, we have all scrolled through tables looking for that magic number that backs up the transfer we wanted to make anyway. The key is knowing how and when to use each tool we have at our disposal. The best fantasy managers can identify essential information and act upon it, but they will always use multiple methods for this.

Consider a scenario borrowed from Neil deGrasse Tyson: You are walking your dog, it zig-zags side-to-side on the lead, but overall moves forwards in the direction you are walking it. While the zigs and zags are hard to predict, the general direction of movement is not. “Lucky” managers may catch some of the zigs and zags, “skilful” managers know it is the overall picture we need. 

Both methods of analysis can fall prey to this, we may put too much emphasis on the events we see live or prioritise only recent data. It is sensible interpretation with given context that allows us to operate with skill rather than luck. 

Bear in mind also that information is only as good as the source it is from. Naturally, we want to identify trends as soon as possible, but realistically this is only reliable over the course of months, if not years, of matches. This is where some of those intangibles mentioned earlier may creep into our thinking, trying to explain what is in fact simply variance.

My favourite recent example of the two methods not being two separate methods at all but in fact dovetailing beautifully is Tottenham. Spurs’ early season results were excellent, both from a fantasy and real-life perspective, yet they now languish in ninth place. Could we have predicted this? Can we identify what might happen in the future?

We know that, for example, Son Heung-min (£9.5m) is a traditionally excellent finisher and thrives on the counter. We can see this when watching him and it is backed up by the stats. We also know that he receives a disproportionately high number of big chances, something else that is evidenced by both our eyes and the numbers. 

Naturally, big chances have a higher conversion rate than small chances. Early in the season, Spurs were performing well above their xG and Son was benefitting handsomely. There were a number of factors involved in this, from luck to style of play. 

Under Jose Mourinho, Tottenham had a tendency to attack early in a match, looking to secure a lead and then defend it from there. Due to this and the opposition they were facing, a number of these chances came on breaks into space. With Son drifting centrally from the left and Harry Kane (£11.1m) dropping off to supply him, we saw the forward presented with plenty of opportunities to convert the types of chances that suit him perfectly. As the season has progressed however, this has diminished, both through the absence of opportunity and a regression to their mean xG. They could not continue to score with their first (and sometimes only) few shots of a match against opposition that knew this was coming, we know this both instinctively and through historical data, nor did they adapt in a way that attempted to combat that. It is in this way that we could both understand what was happening with Spurs and predict how likely it was to continue. Similarly, with many now turning to Harry Kane again ahead of gameweek 26, we see both stats tables and tactical shifts being referenced as strong evidence for selecting him. I will leave that debate to our other Pro Pundits though!

Whether you prefer to consume your football in the stands or on a spreadsheet, we are all trying to do the same thing; understand what is happening, analyse why it is happening and predict what might happen in the future. For anyone that believes there is only one way to do this, I urge you to reconsider. What you are really doing is shutting yourself off from half of the information you need in order to make successful Fantasy Premier League decisions. And if you believe the eye test is the best way to judge football, I humbly suggest that you are effectively trying to get from A to B on horseback whilst everyone else has a plane ticket. Eventually, every event on a football pitch may be fully covered by stats. For now, however, we need both. Follow those stats to confirm what your eyes are seeing but keep watching matches to ensure you have context and, most importantly of all, to keep football and Fantasy Premier League fun.

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426 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    White Rose! White Rose! White Rose!

    Play Up Yorkshire

  2. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Is BenchING Bruno madness for next week?

    If I won't I have to Bench target or Raphinia

    1. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Well yeah. Just incase, a Bruno penalty on your bench and you suffer, its just not worth the risk

    2. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      You just play Bruno week in, week out.
      If anyone is going to beat Man City, surely Man Utd must be one of the candidates to do that. Plus Bruno has set-pieces and penalties and seems to do very well with bonus when he does get attacking returns.

      I mean Targett over Bruno - c'mon!

    3. bluee
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      That kinda money on the bench is ballsy at best.

    4. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      play bruno

    5. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Fair thinkering but probably too risky. I’ve got DCL on my bench, can he definitely outscore Bruno? Maybe.

    6. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Do it.

    7. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A few thousand Antonio owners no doubt had similar thoughts this week.

    8. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Im selling

    9. F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Not necessarily madness but I certainly wouldn't be benching him to play targett... i mean, cmon. Attackers always over defenders. Now, if you had 7 other great attackers all with good fixtures then there might be a case.

  3. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    FH when to use already 6 for 29?

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      if you've 6 for 29 that means you can get to 9 without hits... do that imo

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        You mean play the FH?

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          no... use FTs between now & Then

          are you saying you have 6 players already who play imn 29?

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Yep that’s right, got it thx

            1. kennethrhcp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              GL 😉

    2. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I've got 4 🙁

      Think I may just play my FH that week and try to build for further DGW's - if we get enough info to build that is

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I would if I were you

      2. Forgetmeknot
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yeh I’ve just heard the dgw35 story and causes me issues as I had always planned to fh in 29 so also only have 4 - argh!

    3. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      In your position, I'd use FT's to put 9 out for 29 and use FH in 33.

  4. Mr Ozil
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Am I G2G for next gameweek?

    Martinez
    Cancelo* Stones* Coufal
    Gundogan Salah Bruno Son
    Kane DCL Bamford

    subs: Areola Dallas Reed Lowton

    1. Mr Ozil
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      1 FT, 0.7 itb

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      GTG

    3. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Who's your captain gunna be?

      1. Mr Ozil
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Between Salah and Kane. Still undecided, depends on their form this week

        1. thegaffer82
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Interesting. I share a lot of your captaincy options, but I'm on Gundy for obvious DGW related reasons

  5. Kane and Ablett
      1 month, 12 days ago

      What a pleasure to effectively have 6 Harry Kanes in my 11 this week.... along with a million odd others

      1. Gandalf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        3 you mean?

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          TC

        2. fusen
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          TC over 2 games

        3. Homer21
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          TC

    • Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Eye test much more fun.

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yeah agree, stats converges you to the template

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          We loves the template!

      2. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I agree.
        Regards,
        The Knights 'one top 5,000 finish' Template

    • thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Not liking my DF for next week - Stones & Cancelo are brilliant, but possible SGW for either or both once Pep roulette kicks in.
      Then I'm left with Shaw (City away), Lowton (Ars at home) & Holgate (Chel away).

      My transfer this week may well be a DFer who plays in GW29 and has a decent fixture next week (Coufal or Tierney are the stand outs right now)

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Leeds come into thinking?

        1. thegaffer82
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Not for DFers really (though obviously Dallas has done great for attacking returns)

      2. The Red Devil
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Don't quite agree, cancelo should play both games imo
        Stones might get benched for the saints game

    • kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Gmwk27 captain early thoughts?

      A: Gundo (MUN/SOU)
      B: Salah (FUL)
      C: Kane (CRY)

      1. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        My bus captain is Gundo, but I must admit that he was anonymous as an FPL asset yesterday. Could signal a change in his position or role in the team which diminishes his FPL appeal

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I've the armband on Salah at the moment

      2. Gandalf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        If Gundo continues to play full game against wolves and scores, will probably be swayed by him. Otherwise see how the other 2 play this gw

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          cheers

          1. Flynny
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            I'd be concerned that if gundog plays the full match midweek he will be rotated for the 2nd game in gw27, after the derby

            Pep is giving all players a breather

            If that happens Salah and kane become better options

      3. Free Hat
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Quite liking Kane for some reason. See how they perform first.

      4. The Red Devil
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Gotta be Dias if you own him

      5. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Next week is the week to have Kane

        Only thing against it is historically Palace Spurs are tight games. Everything else points to a bonanza

      6. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Thanks all! (If ye read back)

    • RED_ARMY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Didn't pull the trigger on Dallas to Digne for a -4. Hoping for 4pt total from him

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Hope is not a strategy

      2. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Everton have a habit of not turning up against bottom half sides - you may be okay.

    • Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      the joys of a cash spread wildcard team. Who would you bench next week?!

      Martinez
      Reguilion Dias Pereira
      Bruno KDB Gundo Barnes Raph
      Kane Watkins
      DCL Dallas Digne

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Bruno

      2. Free Hat
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Looks fine how it stands I think. Dcl or raph will be the question.

      3. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        You're not alone. Raph is now my 'weakest/cheapest' attacker which doesn't really sit well with me personally. Plus have two playing GKers which is definitely not a strategy I ever do really.

        I'll look to downgrade my bench over time. Probably doing one downgrade to achieve an upgrade in my starting XI -
        e.g McCarthy > 3.9 & Barnes > Son or something like that.

    • Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Which would be the better TC option..

      Gw27 a City asset(kdb, gundo or sterling)

      Gw... A spurs double.

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        City

      2. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I'd be captaining KDB next week if I had him.

        Beyond that, One of Salah or Kane looks appealing if 'Pool/Spurs show some form this week.

    • Pepeye
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Personally I dont think Gundo will play Tues but who knows with Pep

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Gundo is my captain so he will definitely play and do well. Remember, optimists live longer.

      2. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Are you sure he played yesterday? 😉

    • Pepeye
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 12 days ago

      My City/Wolves X1 - Ederson Cancelo Stones Laporte Mendy KDB Rodri Silva Sterling Jesus Foden

      1. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        He never drops Dias (I bloody well wish he would from time to time though!)

        Stones may drop to the bench for Laporte. Or Laporte may come in for Zink at LB as he has done before.

    • Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Great article on why achieving Top 10k shouldn't be a realistic target for us. There is just too much variance involved. For example Top 100 managers in the game only have 55% of finishing in the top 10k. For 10k best managers (out of 7m) it's only 17%. Crazy. https://fplreview.com/2021/02/top-10k-how-achievable-is-everyones-target/
      And btw, FPL Review will finally also use expected game time in their models, something I thought was needed very much to better grasp true luck/variance

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I'm aiming to finish 254,086.

      2. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Agree with this. There's too much engagement with this game on sites like this and multiple YT channels etc...

        You can just follow the advice & have a good potential team for any given GW.

        Then, with so many people having good squads and following the advice, you're just hoping it's your combination of players that bring the points home consistently.

        Top 100k is the new top 10k these days - and even that is difficult these days.

        I remember years ago you just had to keep playing the game, play the DGW's well and you'd be in and around the top 10k. And well inside the top 100k.

        1. Monklane
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I agree with your agreement.

      3. Runaway
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I just realized article mentioned my name 🙂

        “ one manager has achieved Top 10k 6 times in a row between 2014/2015 and 2019/2020- well done to the surprisingly unknown Yavuz Kabuk!”

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          make it 7!

        2. bluee
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Just bookmarked your history page mate. Great consistency!

        3. Sgt Frank Drebin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Wow, nice! That only show how many great managers are still relatively unknown. Are you aiming for another top 10k finish?

          1. Runaway
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Actually I think I am quite close to it, @12K and on BB atm, planning to break it into 10K this week and stay there with TC, FH and WC still intact

            1. Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              should be easy for you
              wow!

            2. Sgt Frank Drebin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Wow. That could be a really great season for you.

        4. The Ilfordian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Very impressive

        5. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          This is great well done!

        6. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Jeez well done - that’s a historic record

          What went wrong in 2013/14? 🙂

          1. Runaway
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            After my top 1K finish, I tried to be too smart and believed that Ramsey/Toure were too lucky and their returns would diminish and never owned them but they kept delivering 🙂 I also remember captaining Lukaku for his 1 pointer while everyone else (literally!) captained Suarez for a 42pter 🙂 Actually, that was the season shaping my general style to a more boring but consistent one.

        7. Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Good grief my man, I stand and salute you, what a fantastic history.....very jealous..

        8. Bennerman
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          That's a fabulous record, very well done.
          What I'd be interested to know is, do you feel as though you have had a decent degree of fortune? Obviously you have made good team picks, that goes without saying, but are you conscious of things going right for you - your captain doing well, players scoring, players keeping clean sheets etc? Or, as it's happened almost every time, does it feel inevitable that whoever you have, they do as well as they ought to?

        9. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Fair play:)

    • teneighty
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Great article!

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Great feedback!

        1. teneighty
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Thank you, I'm kind of a professional feedback giver. Please follow me on twatter and utube.

    • jammie26
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Up to 7k OR. Easy this game innit.

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Are you off the teat yet?

          1. jammie26
              1 month, 12 days ago

              It was a horrible post. I apologise profusely.

          2. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            not according to your history

            1. jammie26
                1 month, 12 days ago

                What do you mean?

                1. kennethrhcp
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  He means past years finishes.

                  Most will say they werent takongnit seriously those years 😉

          3. Pepeye
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 12 days ago

            City looking for a game to rest Dias & Gundo. I feel they think Wolves might be the one

            1. The Knights Template
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              I feel you have no idea.

          4. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Stats for defence
            Eye test for attack.

            Simple

            1. The Knights Template
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Is it working?

          5. Pepeye
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Hey no need for that, its just thoughts & opinions

          6. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Use the reply button.

          7. wulfrunian
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Good morning.Excellent article.

          8. CABAYE4
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Any latest news on AVL-EVE rearrangement?

            If Villa have another double soon I need to get a defender in - Martínez killing me in MLs.

            1. jammie26
                1 month, 12 days ago

                You could get martinez?

            2. Runaway
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              For GW29,

              A) play something like this for -8:

              Martinez
              Dunk Dier
              Auba Son Raphinha Lingard
              Kane Watkins Bamford

              B) FH

              1. Christina.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Your fh wont look much different I imagine? you will just save the -8

                1. Runaway
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  On FH, I can only make the distribution better but don’t know would that be good or bad. I think keeping FH for 33 makes more sense.

            3. Union_Jacks
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              No.

              1. Epic ⚽ 墅
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Agreed,

            4. pjomara
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              No point holding on to Gundogan with KDB back, is there?

              1. Holmes
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Lets see 2-3 games

            5. Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              +1

            6. The Knights Template
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Sorry

              1. Epic ⚽ 墅
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                It's ok. Just don't do it again.

            7. Calderano FC
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Nice article but probably a bit biased and hard selling FFS membership for next season.

              1. Epic ⚽ 墅
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                As someone who has a much better history than the author I can confirm he is chatting schit. Well meaning schit, but schit nonetheless.

            8. pjomara
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              A lot of detail is hidden in stats.
              People often use no. of touches in penalty area are a stat of note, but a player might have 5 or 6 touches by the left or right hand side with no chance of scoring while another might have 2 or 3 in between the penalty spot and 6 yard box.
              The eye test is more accurate in those situations.

            9. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              So, here we are. Biggest day of the season!

              Come on old faithful X

              1. Holmes
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Yeah, C'mon Maja, do your job...

              2. Christina.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                surprised how many have gone Kane c/tc
                I suppose many had to play WC';s and take hits.
                Need Salah/Bruno to blank even though I own then both

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Salah over 100% EO?