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The best differential midfielders to consider for FPL Gameweeks 27 and 28

Fantasy Premier League managers are eyeing up changes in midfield ahead of the upcoming Gameweeks – are you?

With a number of premium assets failing to deliver in their first Double Gameweek 26 matches, and others suffering injuries options such as Gareth Bale (£9.3m), Jesse Lingard (£5.9m) and Pedro Neto (£5.7m) are on the radar.

We asked members of the Scout Network what plans they had in midfield ahead of Gameweeks 27 and 28.

FPL Nymfria

Can Jesse Lingard follow up on his West Ham debut FPL haul

In five Gameweeks since joining the Hammers, Lingard has produced three goals and two assists . In Gameweek 27, he faces a Leeds team that will leave space for him to exploit and, although he can’t play against his parent club Manchester United in Gameweek 28, he does play in Blank Gameweek 29.

With another fixture still to be rearranged for Aston Villa, Bertrand Traore (£5.9m) is on my radar. With a goal and an assist in the last four Gameweeks he could be a nice differential and a good option given Aston Villa also play in Blank Gameweek 29.

FPL Nymfria

El Statto

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Even after his recent form, Bale is just 0.8% owned. With fixtures against Crystal Palace in Gameweek 27 and the north London derby in Gameweek 28, there are plenty of opportunities for a repeat of the Welshman’s haul against Burnley. While Bale might have his minutes managed, seeing how well Son Heung-min (£9.5m), Bale and Harry Kane (£11.1m) combined this week surely Jose Mourinho will use him more going forward.

Mason Mount (£6.8m) is just 6.7%-owned but with four goals and five assists so far this season, he seems to be the most secure of the Chelsea attacking options. A trip to Leeds in Gameweek 28 looks appealing considering how Marcelo Bielsa’s men operate.

El Statto

FF Titan

The Fantasy Forgotten Gameweek 7

John McGinn (£5.5m) is a regular starter at Aston Villa and had been playing a more subdued role this season. However, Jack Grealish‘s (£7.6m) absence afforded him a more box-to-box role against Leeds as Dean Smith switched to 4-3-3. At 0.9% ownership McGinn can offer differential potential. He also already has one goal and six assists to date.

FF Titan

FPL Experiment

Neto faces Aston Villa and Liverpool in Gameweeks 27 and 28 respectively. He has been involved in 10 goals this campaign (four goals and five assists), four more than any other Wolves asset, as well as scoring 24 points in the last five Gameweeks.

Despite being the highest scoring Chelsea player this season with 102 points, Mount is owned by just 6.7% of teams. The England international has been consistently delivering, with point returns in two of the last four matches. Mount is also in the top 10 midfielders for expected goal involvement (xGI) over the last four. With two porous defences up next (Everton and Leeds), Mount could be the best way into this dynamic Chelsea line-up.

FPL Experiment

Bendito Fantasy

Riyad Mahrez (£8.1m) has started three of the last four Manchester City and is only owned by just 3.3% of Fantasy managers. In the last four Gameweeks, he has returned one goal and two assists, as wells as ten bonus points and ten goals attempts. The Citizens play twice in Double Gameweek 27 and face Fulham in Gameweek 28.

Bendito Fantasy

Ted Talks FPL

Why I expect Aubameyang to reward loyal FPL bosses

At just 6.7% ownership, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.3m) looks like a great differential for Gameweeks 27 and 28. In the last six matches, he is top for goals and shots in the box per 90 among midfielders and second for big chances. Those are some exciting numbers ahead of a Gameweek 27 tie with Burnley, who just conceded four to Spurs.

Sadio Mané (£11.2m) has silently clocked up some impressive underlying numbers, with 25 small attempts to score or assist and seven of the big variety. He tends to be a purple-patch player so when he gets on the score sheet, get him in your team. With Fulham and Wolves up next for Liverpool, there is a strong possibility of attacking returns.

Ted Talks FPL

FPL Froggies

Since joining West Ham mid-season, Jesse Lingard (£5.9m) looks like a player who has something to prove. Owned by only 4.4%, he is a differential to consider for GW27 against a shaky Leeds defence which generally offers a lot of space to exploit, especially as he is currently averaging of 7.8 points per game,

Mount has clearly has cemented a starting place in the Chelsea starting XI. It is clear he is a player who can both create and convert chances and has now added penalties to his set-pieces arsenal

FPL Froggies

What’s happening in the Scout Network?

Scout Network: Thinking ahead to the blank and double Gameweek in 18 and 19

Last week FPL Family’s Sam was joined on Scout The Gameweek by Oscar from FPL Gents. You can listen here.

This week Sam will be joined by David from FPL In The Dugout to discuss Gameweek 26 and look ahead to Gameweek 27.

FPL Experiment

The FPL Experiment team is hovering close to the target of the top 50k. Their new podcast episodes are available every Thursday, this week you can expect lots of great insight, a brilliant FPL guest and arguments over captaincy!

Bendito Fantasy

Bendito Fantasy will be assessing chip and transfers plans this week while looking forward the Blank Gameweek 29. They have also established a new section Free Hit by Bendito Fantasy, which is a selection of the best players for the following Gameweek.

FF Titans

FF Titans have managed to speak to Henning, the man behind FPL Insider, the FPL bot which looks a the transfers made my players and staff at the Premier League clubs. They also created content surrounding Champions League Fantasy Match Day 8, starting with a preview.

El Statto

February saw amazing growth for visitors over on El Statto’s website jumpersforgoalposts.info as as result of having some new writers on board and more regular content. Ahead of Gameweek 26 El Statto reviewed Lucas Digne as an asset, picked his weekly differential XI and previewed the weeks game by looking back at past matchups. El Statto also redesign the homepage of the site with a new logo and dedicated Twitter account for site.

FPL Nymfria

FPL Nymfria released a Gameweek 25 Review and Gameweek 26 Preview video where she discussed whether to us her Wildcard or Triple Captain chip. Each video features her Trending Transfers series, that gives manages a look at which players are trendy and who isn’t ahead of the next Gameweek. These give managers a good indication of players who are likely to rise and/or drop in price.

Ted Talks FPL

Ted has continued to appear on Breakfast Club on Saturday mornings with Andy. He has also just completed his first new style video for Fantasy Football Scout reviewing the weekend games’ key numbers.

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763 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Gudge
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Worth transferring digne or Ricardo out for Dias dgw27 I have stones already?

    1. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Ricardo out for free. Yes certainly.

      1. Gudge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 14 days ago

        You reckon Dias will play both games?

        1. Egg noodle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          He is the most likely defender to play both games, yes.

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Digne may go for me

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Might have double in 28

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Not looking likely at this point, lots of other places to put it

  2. swobe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    that's not John McGinn! That's James Ward-Prowse!

  3. JohnnyRev7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    I'm just pleased all the up voting has stopped. It was a tad childish to be honest.

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I’m going to wait for the inevitable.

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I'm not going to upvote this. But you've shown red cloth to the bull ❗

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        They seem to be having so much fun with it!

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Indeed.

  4. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    In an update to nobody, Dean Smith admits Grealish still isn’t close to training.

    In other headlines, Phil Jones still isn’t fit. And still plays football. Well.. theoretically anyway...

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Grealish will hopefully be back in 29
      Will need him in a draft game

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Wouldn’t hold your breath, is El Gazi an option? 😉

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          He definitely is mate. Takes shots from everywhere. Very greedy which is great for FPL

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            And share of penos

  5. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    I want to get rid of my BB and bulk up my squad for GW 29 with a view to WC GW 30.....hence I'm ready to take a -8 to ship out Mee and Shaw........which two should I bring in for DGW27?

    A) Dunk and Targett (have Martinez and Watkins)
    B) Reguillon and Holding (have Kane and Son)

    1. ZakyJ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      B. what about Reg with Konsa?

      1. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        0.1 off sadly 🙁

        1. ZakyJ
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          i prefer Reguillon

  6. ZakyJ
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Thoughts of getting rid of Salah and Cancelo/Dias for GW 29 so i can get in De Bruyne for week after?

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      What could go wrong?

      1. ZakyJ
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Salah could go off

  7. Amey
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    I think sort by rating is intentionally put off by FFS 😆
    Upvoters creating nuisance I see 😎

    1. richarlison2348
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I got 40 upvotes yesterday, tried to sort by rating and was disappointed when it didn't make any difference haha

        1. richarlison2348
            1 month, 14 days ago

            It was a bit of a dumb post so I can't help but agree. People upvote the most ridiculous things

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Yeah

      • threeputt
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I genuinely couldn't stop laughing out loud at the response here on the other thread, thank you JabariParkersEyelid for brightening my day !

        "What disappointment DCL caused me. I TC him. thought SOU will struggle against them but Everton really didn't create much in that game. I hope he can score at least one goal next game."

        Reply

        JabariParkersEyelid

        "Did the disappointment last 11-60 minutes, 1-4 hours or more than 4 hours?"

        1. threeputt
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I wasnt the original poster btw, it just tickled me

          1. Debauchy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            lol , * goes back to old thread

      • The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Surveys are an excellent way to gather information about the opinions of people who take surveys.

      • CrouchDown
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Did Smith say anything on Martinez?

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          All Ok

        2. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Would you believe him anyway?

      • richarlison2348
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Not many people on the site commenting today, been very slow :/

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            City Lineup time coming soon, strap in/on for the ride

          2. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Peeps still asleep after watching last nights game.

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              They gave up watching football altogether after that match..

          3. Salarrivederci
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Another bad GW.
            Playing some Diablo 2 to stop me from completly ruining my season with hits 🙂

            Just hope Cancelo plays tonight..

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Create a portal to hell if you want to find out; pep is down the pregaming

            2. el polako
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Diablo 2 wow, makes me feel old.

              Personally always coming back to Baldurs Gate and Heros 3

              1. Salarrivederci
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Baldurs gate - what a game!
                Ye felt old too, when I heard they will launch a new D2 before Christmas this year 🙂

            3. MOTHRA
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              He will or I will eat my donkey.

        • Wigflex
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Sensible to use my bench boost this gw with:

          Mccarthy - Bamford - Coufal - Strujik

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            2 don’t start so that’s a no from me bob

          2. Werner Bros
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Can you use a FT to swap McCarthy?

          3. Original - Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            No

            1. Big_Andy_GAWA
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Has Forster won that spot now? I know he played last night, but had he started recently prior to then?

          4. tbos83
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Absolutely not

            • MOTHRA
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              No.

              1. Wigflex
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Thanks guys, thought with Forster having started would be a good chance

          5. Werner Bros
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Any updates or confirmation on Martinez. Will he play against Sheff Utd tomorrow?

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              They’ll just shoot him up like a with Taradol like a racehorse, no worries

            2. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              I saw a tweet earlier, allegedly from the club saying he was fit to play.

          6. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Thoughts on Traoré of Aston Villa as replacement for Barnes- decent fixtures and Villa play in 29?

            1. jomikijiq
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              one of the best options if you WC31

              1. dunas_dog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Thanks, yes that's the plan

          7. Athletico Underachieving
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Barnes to Neto or Saka? GW29 not an issue.

              1. jomikijiq
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                I don't think any of them is optimal right now

                Saka's minutes might be at risk after Europa's games and Neto's fixtures aren't the best until 31

            • Bubz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              A KDB start and large return could really set my season alight tonight. Do me a solid please Pep

              1. jomikijiq
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                benching would make him an even easier buy&captain next week for me 😀

                but will probably do it anyway

                1. Bubz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Yeah at least if he doesnt play I have next week to look forward to

                  1. jomikijiq
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Tuesday - Saturday - Wednesday is doable for sure to play all of them

                    But if anything it's probably the SOU game between the two in DGW27 which he might not play

                    1. jomikijiq
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Sunday*

              2. Mr. O'Connell
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                You hold yourself to extremely high standards if your season isn't already set alight at your rank!

            • Mac90
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Well time to sleep. Any news on Gundo?

            • Werner Bros
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Which team would you say is more likely to win their next fixture?

              Everton (vs West Brom)
              Villa (vs Sheffield Utd)

              1. jomikijiq
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Everton

              2. Mac90
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Everton

              3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Everton 13/14
                Villa 13/9

              4. Werner Bros
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Follow up question for you both then. Playing a results predictor league (where you pick 1 team per week and score points if your selection wins, based on their league position last year).

                I'm between the two options.

                Is risking Villa for 4 points worth it.
                Or just go for Everton for 3 points.

                1. jomikijiq
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Villa then imo

              5. richarlison2348
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Probably villa, I don't trust us to do anything at the moment. Last night we looked shaky and barely scraped a win

                • Werner Bros
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Cheers guys, feels like one of them weeks where whichever one I go for will end up losing. Wont be the first time!

              6. boombaba
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Who do I get in for Harvey Barnes ?
                Was thinking Lingard or Rafinha?
                Or anyone else better ? Maybe minimino for a punt this week?

              7. Big_Andy_GAWA
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Everton could be a bit jaded, I feel. Not a great deal of time between the fixtures. Still expect them to win 1 or 2-0, though...

                1. Big_Andy_GAWA
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Reply fail. Sorry...!

                  1. richarlison2348
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      I feel this comment massively

                2. Who are all Lukakus
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Bad week with a horrible BB so far. What are you going to do with this team? Have no FH left, planning to WC31
                  Martinez* Pope
                  Dias Cancelo Dallas* Mee Lowton
                  Salah Bruno Son* Gundogan Raphinha*
                  Ings DCL Bamford*

                3. Mac90
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Well. Sure hope Livescore predicted line up comes true. Gundo plays with KDB false 9. Sure could use that right now

                  1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Surely sterling won't miss 2 games in a row

                4. Shark Team
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Auba or Lingard scores more in gw27 in your opinion?

                  1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Auba

                5. richarlison2348
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Hoping for a KDB benching so I can bring him in next week with no worries 🙂

                  • El Fenomeno R9
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    So they will announce DGW28 1 minute after deadline again?

                    Want to sell DCL

                    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Which dgw28 ?

                  • Mr. O'Connell
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Anyone else managed to avoid their live rank so far this week?

                    1. The Suspended One
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Check it every 10 min to make sure it isn’t going down 😉

                      1. The Suspended One
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        I guess 30 min actually... wait, what are the rules now?

                    2. Pukki Party
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      My rank has been dead all season

                    3. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Oh yeah. Just realised I hadn’t checked.

                      1. The Suspended One
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        You #1 yet? No?

                        Failure!

                    4. Little Red Lacazette
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Not me, never been this high before. Enjoying it while it lasts.

                  • The Suspended One
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    One hour until seasons are officially over!

                    1. Vazza
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Counting down mate...

                      • Magic Zico
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Long time ago for me

                      • Original - Wolves Ay We
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        I thought it was nearer 4 when Wolves beat City 1-0. 😀

                    2. Original Pirate Material
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Going to do FH in 29 sod it.

                      Triple Brighton defence.
                      Double Spurs attack.
                      Double WH attack
                      Double Arsenal attack.
                      Raph/Bam.

                      1. The Suspended One
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Brighton really exciting you, Eigh?

                        1. Mr. O'Connell
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Newcastle without their first choice front 3. Brighton will definitely concede.

                      2. hullcityfan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        West Ham 0-0 Arsenal incoming

                      3. tbos83
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          That's a lot of eggs in Brighton's dodgy basket

                          1. casual69
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            could be a slam dunk or you could burn!

                      4. Vazza
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Why waste money on KDB when we could buy Croydon’s local version?

                          Serious question

                          1. Corgzzzz
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            I retired many years ago mate but thanks for the thought.

                        • richarlison2348
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            What rank did everyone finish at during their first season? Currently on 187k, feeling like I'm slightly above average. I have no idea 😀

                            1. The Suspended One
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              Like 300k but I voluntarily bought blackpool players so don’t pay attention to me.

                              1. richarlison2348
                                  1 month, 14 days ago

                                  Compared to being kidnapped and forced to bring them in?

                                  1. The Suspended One
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 7 Years
                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                    “Value” players were a different proposition that year... Charlie Adam not withstanding.

                                    Didn’t own Berbarov or Vidic.. that was my big mistake

                                • The Suspended One
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 7 Years
                                  1 month, 14 days ago

                                  But I did NOT C Zigic so there’s that

                                  1. richarlison2348
                                      1 month, 14 days ago

                                      Just checked to make sure a zigic ever existed, turns out he just kinda existed

                                      1. The Suspended One
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 7 Years
                                        1 month, 14 days ago

                                        Huge Triple gw bandwagon and I think he got hurt. Every single player on the site fell in

                                • Rupert The Horse
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  1 month, 14 days ago

                                  160k, and I started in game week 5.

                                • Mr. O'Connell
                                  • 8 Years
                                  1 month, 14 days ago

                                  12k ish, but it was so much easier 9 years ago.

                                  I went weeks without checking my team at points. Think they gave everyone a free wildcard week 2 cos the game crashed before launch as well and I didn't even realise.

                                  You could print top 10k finishes for fun back in the day.

                                • Pukki Party
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 14 days ago

                                  1105791

                                  1. Pukki Party
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                    My goal was top 1105500m so i was pretty gutted

                                    1. richarlison2348
                                        1 month, 14 days ago

                                        That's rough mate

                                      • Mr. O'Connell
                                        • 8 Years
                                        1 month, 14 days ago

                                        Ran a half marathon once aiming for 1:40:00 and ended up with 1:40:01. Still haven't got over it.

                                        1. Pad Randa (The OG)
                                          • 9 Years
                                          1 month, 14 days ago

                                          Show-off. My 2.07 laughs at your 1.40.01.

                                  2. Pad Randa (The OG)
                                    • 9 Years
                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                    226045 in 2008/09, but back then I didn't know that WC = unlimited transfers. And spent the longest of times saving for CR7.

                                    Did win my one ML, though.

                                    Peaked a few years later (11/12) at 2846. My mate was top-500 that year.

                                    1. Pad Randa (The OG)
                                      • 9 Years
                                      1 month, 14 days ago

                                      Had an awesome 9-9-9 from my three Arsenal strikers (Fabregas, Arshavin and...don't remember, maybe Bendtner?) one fabulous gameweek.

                                      1. The Suspended One
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 7 Years
                                        1 month, 14 days ago

                                        RVP was essential

                                        1. Pad Randa (The OG)
                                          • 9 Years
                                          1 month, 14 days ago

                                          That's right, it was Van Persie.

                                  3. Coys96
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                    64k but i'd played other fantasy premier league versions

                                  4. Magic Zico
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                    64k but had no idea how good/bad it was. Invited to join an ML at the office as to how I started and made all decisions based on MOTD nothing else. Won 5 consecutive seasons of the ML before finding this site. Guess what? Never have won the ML again!

                                    1. The Suspended One
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 7 Years
                                      1 month, 14 days ago

                                      Sounds about right

                                    2. AC/DC AFC
                                      • 5 Years
                                      1 month, 14 days ago

                                      That sounds about right!

                                  5. Bushwhacker
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                    There are 7m players so yes, slightly above average . . .

                                    1. The Suspended One
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 7 Years
                                      1 month, 14 days ago

                                      Mean Median or Mode?

                                      1. MOTHRA
                                        • 5 Years
                                        1 month, 14 days ago

                                        Median - the arithmetic average surely?

                                  6. Cancelo Culture
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                    I was very late to the party so my first full season was 18/19. Finished 14549 overall despite having to learn the rules along the way. FFS definitely helped so you’re in the right place.

                                    1. Doctor Evil
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 14 days ago

                                      In the millions, I’m at 25k right now. Never hit 10k. 40k last season was my best

                                  7. faux_C
                                    • 8 Years
                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                    239k, but that was 14 years ago so there were probably only 240k players.

                                    Also no-one took it seriously back then.

                                  8. Buck The Trent
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 9 Years
                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                    28K in first season

                                  9. Saka_me_sideways
                                      1 month, 14 days ago

                                      My first season (10/11) was my best at 30,876...
                                      Like people have said, the game was definitely easier back then though.

                                    • Art Vandelay
                                      • 10 Years
                                      1 month, 14 days ago

                                      I had, what up to now, is my second best season in my debut year with an OR of 3,223.