Interview

World number one answers FPL questions ahead of Gameweek 30

The current top-ranked Fantasy Premier League manager of the 2020/21 season has answered your questions to help you prepare for Gameweek 30 and beyond.

Michael Coone occupies the worldwide number one spot after Blank Gameweek 29 so we invited him to join us for a live question and answer session this week, hosted on on our new community Twitter account, FFS_Community and in a Hot Topic on the Fantasy Football Scout website.

Find out what he said by reading our recap in interview format below…

Do you value a good hunch over the stats and eye test?

“Yeah I never really let stats influence me. I find at times people read too much into them. Who knows when form is going to change and the stats will start improving from there! Getting on a hunch early is critical to making ground! Sticking with stats will probably just maintain your position.”

the-case-for-diogo-jota

Has a successful transfer ever made you cheer in a public place?

Not this year unfortunately as i can’t watch any of the games in a public place with the pandemic. I got Diogo Jota (£6.7m) early in his first run of form and I was happy to cheer him on! Not sure if it was the Liverpool angle tho!

Looking at your FPL history, what changes in strategy/decisions did you make this season to completely turn around your fortunes?

Nothing massively different. I watched a good few of the games at the tail end of last season during a lockdown in Ireland and spotted some great players for cheap to go into my starting team for example Reece James (£5.0m), James Justin (£4.9m). Once I started strongly I kept a strong interest in it which made me plan my chips much better. Not Friday night pints with the pandemic either so I didn’t miss any Gameweek deadlines.

How many Teddy Bears do you own?

None but I’ll definitely buy one if I win it!

The Scout Squad picks for FPL Gameweek 3

Best FPL tip for a 10k rank?

I think it’s key to get off to a good start and if not play the Wildcard early. You need to jump on the cheap point earners quickly. Once your team is set I don’t like taking too many hits to manage myself through the season but that’s just me.

Who is your captain for Gameweek 30?

Probably one of the most difficult calls I’ll have to make! Not sitting on the fence but I could make a case for most players in my squad! The fixtures are just great. I’ll even struggle to pick my best first 11! Any suggestions?

What are you thoughts on double Liverpool defence moving forward from Gameweek 31?

I don’t like the idea myself! I support Liverpool but they can concede goals to anyone at the minute regardless of the fixtures. Think money is better spent elsewhere.

What do you look out for before utilising your Chips?

Yeah I probably didn’t plan for them well too much in the past! Very important to maximise them in my opinion. Try to get a full squad of double game week players for my bench boost! My Wildcard in Gameweek 25 sorted out my Leeds Double Gameweek followed by the massive double Gameweek and the blank in Gameweek 29!

What are your tips for maintaining a lead in a mini-league? I’m 12/30 points ahead of my nearest rivals.

No point in letting other teams influence you! You’re top for a reason, keep playing your own game the rest should be more worried about you! Captain choices are key

Injury updates on Gundogan, KDB and other Double Gameweek 25 team news

What was the biggest turning point for you so far this season?

I’ve only taken three hits but one of them was to bring in Ilkay Gundogan (£6.1m) in an early for his 19 point haul when he was just £5.4m! I enjoyed that.

Have you done anything different in terms of your approach this season compared to prior seasons?

I’ve kept my interest in it! When I started doing badly in the past I probably kind of gave up! The pandemic has meant no Friday night pints so I haven’t missed any transfer deadlines.

Rüdiger forcing way into Chelsea picture ahead of appealing fixtures

Mendy and Rüdiger or Mendy and Azpilicueta as a Chelsea double up for their defence?

Antonio Rudiger (£4.6m) for me. Much cheaper and I don’t think Cesar Azpilicueta (£5.8m) will get too many additional attacking returns! Have an okay bench though, just in case of rotation!

Alexander-Arnold and Jota as the Liverpool duo from Gameweek 31 and on?

I’m a Liverpool supporter so I’m biased but yeah not bad shouts. A lot of money tied up in Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.3m) though and I’m not confident of clean sheets! Don’t rule out Mohamed Salah (£12.4m).

Mohamed Salah and Ilkay Gundogan or Kevin De Bruyne and Diago Jota on a wildcard for Gamweek 31?

Very close call, all depends who will start for city against Leeds after the Champions League! If I knew they would start I’d probably prefer Kevin De Bruyne (£11.9m) and Diogo Jota (£6.7m) but I think I’ll be trying to use all four at different times in the run in.


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174 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Teddy Bears? - Didn't realise Glasgow Rangers were involved.

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

    What keeper do we see keeping most clean sheets till the end of season?
    Keep Martinez for the long awaited double & upgrade second keeper?
    Double Chelsea defence the new defender double up to have?

    Never seen this place so quiet 🙂

    1. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      with funds not being so much of an issue at the moment I like the idea of the Mendy and Martinez combo

      - Mart use for the DGW
      - Mendy for the easy fixtures

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Thinking Mendy. He is on a roll and that D could keep form till the very end.
      Will hold on to Marty for at least till after next GW and see.
      Not doubling up on Chelsea D atm.

  3. TB303
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Should I play my WC with this current team?

    I'm chasing 100 points and running out of time to use it. Is there a better time to play it?

    Many thanks

    1. TB303
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Martínez - Ryan*

      Stones- Dias- Dallas -Dunk - Holding*

      Gündogan- Raphinha- Fernandes- Lingard- Bale*

      Antonio- Kane- Bamford

      1. Alberto Tomba
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        If your team is very similar to the top spot it may be better to use it sooner rather than later. With the imminent fixture swing though and many returning from injury, I feel you should see who the players hitting form in the first game after international break will be. Wait that one GW and then pull the trigger

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Current team is bad. You have no players.

  4. bobfredbob
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    What's the deal with Vardy and Iheanacho? Who is best now? Has Iheanacho become the main striker and Vardy more supporting role?

    1. Jimmers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Maddison being out forced Rodgers to look at his options up front - Iheanacho has taken his chance but difficult to predict what happens when Maddison is back

      1. Skonto Rigga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Room for both in the system Rodgers is playing at present (Maddison taking that Perez role in behind the front two). Barnes' return might complicate matters but the shirt is surely his for the moment.

        Iheanacho bossing Vardy for shots (and goals) since they started this run in the team together.

  5. bobfredbob
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Which combo is better?

    A: Vardy, Gundo, Mount

    B: KBD. Iheanacho, Saka

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      B

    2. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I actually have A and am happy with this for now

  6. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    What do you guys reckon to this gw31 wc? Benching headaches
    Martinez Forster
    Dias Shaw cresswell coady rudiger
    Kdb Bruno jota lingard raphinha
    Kane DCL iheanacho

  7. DMP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    BB? No way i can get a stronger bench than this one.

    Sanchez McCarthy
    Digne Dias Stones Dallas Coufal
    Auba Raphinha Bale Son* Lingard
    Kane Bamford DCL

  8. Zambian FPL Addict
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    won't finish world number one though!

    1. Tired and weary
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Aye, one finish in the top 100k ever

  9. Milkman Bruno
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Playing the chips correctly is so important. My BB only had two players playing because Kepa got a random pity start out of the blue.

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Tuchel did the same to me. I brought in Alonso for DGW26 because he seemed like the preferred LWB, and I thought Chelsea would do better than many expected against Liverpool and United.

        Which they did. They kept 2 clean sheets. But Alonso played 0 minutes.

    • tricpic
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Quick question. I should know this: where can you see which chips a ML rival has played?

      1. Jimmers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        On their Gameweek history page

      2. drhurfurr
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Click on their Gameweek History and scroll down.

      3. Pipermaru
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Try Chrome add-on FPL Tools, one of the features is a very detailed ML table.

    • SuperG
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      This is one of the poorest interviews I’ve read all year. Either they’ve written the transcript incorrectly or the guy at the top isn’t the smartest - every sentence seems to end with an exclamation mark.

      Real shame. Getting insights from the person at the top should be so interesting. Instead all we got were a loads of ‘yeahs’ and drivel.

      1. Keeptrying
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Not sure what the reason for interviewing him in particular is. Must be because of IB. There are many opportunities to interview someone who is OR1 during a season.
        But there are no insights in this case to gain at all.
        Basically he lucked out and hence stayed motivated this season.
        Looking at the history I think it is safe to say that this is a one off season.

        1. COVID-CASUAL
            1 month, 17 days ago

            I enjoyed the arrogance of the last few sentences of your post.

            I wouldn’t take anything from his history - it just shows he wasn’t taking it seriously before. Which he hints at a bunch of times in his answers.

            It’s not actually a hard game if you get a good start and apply yourself.

            I went from 300k - 70-ish post Covid last year because I actually looked at fixtures and chip strategy for the first time in my life during the shutdown.

            I’m doing ok this year too.

            I also haven’t watched a single game of EPL in that time.

            What’s your history btw, I couldn’t find it

            1. gogs67
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Yeh, I've been playing for years never seriously, one Top 100K finish in all that time.
                Decided to make sure I got a team out every week this season, mainly due to covid giving me more spare time, and I'm Top 15K at the moment
                Apply yourself and hope you get lucky, that's the best strategy for this game

              • Keeptrying
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Glad you are enjoying it lmao.
                My second to last sentence is hinting at the fact that he mentions he is sticking with now. Which just shows general weakness in my eyes to not see things through after a rough start.
                Good for him he is doing well this year.
                Good for you also.

                My rank is irrelevant to the conversation.
                I am not saying I am better. I am saying though that there is nothing to learn from him in comparison to the ones who constantly manage to rank highly.

                1. COVID-CASUAL
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    I don’t think there’s that much to learn from those that rank highly unless you’re a complete noob to be fair. If there is, they aren’t giving it away.

                    My interpretation of his history is he just valued a Fri night bender and sleeping off a hangover more than dedicating loads of time to an online game. Started good this year, everything is locked down, so it’s a higher priority. Not exactly “general weakness” IMO.

                    1. The Ilfordian
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      I don’t believe FPL is a game of luck or the average position on this site would be around 4 million, but it does seem that quite a few people at the top work hard to get a good team from the outset and then don’t fiddle too much with a few inspired selections along the way. There was a winner from Australia who said something similar.

                      I’d imagine there are quite a few players who map out all matches in advance to plan when key strategic changes are appropriate. I like to think that the game has an element of maths and working out the probabilities over the season but that might be overthinking it.

                      Anyway, I’ve been trying not to get too serious about it this time so whatever the secret is, is for others to work out.

            2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              There are no insights. It's mostly a game of luck. Having the right player at the right time and getting your captain right .

            3. MARJE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Loads of typos too!

              ‘Diago Jota on a wildcard for Gamweek 31?’

            4. Rasping Drive
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              It’s Greece winning the Euros all over again

            5. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              "Best FPL tip for a 10k rank?"

              Great question to a guy who has been playing years with a best rank of 75k.

            6. Az
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Bit annoyed at this comment in all honesty.
              The world number 1 has given up his time to answer community questions and even if you don’t think you’re learning a lot, hearing from someone in his position should still be of interest.
              It gives a great sense of how he’s feeling and what’s led to his amazing achievement - even if it’s not all based on strategy and pouring over stats, it’s really interesting to know how he feels the seasons gone and we’re all the better from hearing from him.

              1. 3 A
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Thats right. Upvote.

              2. Bennerman
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Totally agree.
                Come on people. This is fantasy football. And the guy winning, for now, is happily answering a few questions in a light-hearted manner.
                If you can see the bad in that, you're doing well

              3. Keeptrying
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Well we can use the disclaimer "appreciate his time and thanks to him for sharing his thoughts".
                A for effort etc., some obviously have enjoyed it more than others.

                No need for you to be annoyed at anyone who is critical of the actual content though. It is feedback after all.

                But judging by the upvotes here, just the mere fact someone is answering questions merits blind praise.

                1. Az
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  I'm critical for the way the feedback was given, it's labelled a poor interview, but its the world no.1 answering questions to members of the community in whatever way he sees fit. No ones asking for blind praise, just a bit of consideration that someones taken time out of their day to engage with people.

                  1. Keeptrying
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    I see, you make a good point there also.

                  2. SuperG
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Az, in the unlikely instance you come back to this post a day later, I’d like to reply to your comment.

                    First though, totally wrong of me to say he’s not the smartest. That was rude and uncalled for. And probably wildly inaccurate.

                    But I stand by saying it’s a poor article and I truly believe anyone being objective would agree.

                    That’s not to say it’s the interviewee’s fault. The job of the interviewer is to try to discover something of interest. And then to write the article in a way that doesn’t sound like the interviewee is just saying ‘yeah’ all the time.

                    My frustration is this is a missed opportunity. And at a time when the quality of writing on here has never been higher that’s a real shame.

                    1. Az
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Hey SuperG, thanks for replying.
                      So the way this was structured was that Michael was sent questions from the community and he could pick the ones he wanted to answer. We're trying to be a bit less strict in editing the voices of people, in line with feedback we've had with the PP articles. This was Michael's first ever "interview" of any sorts, really hoping he does more, but this was a good entry into this weird world full of massive FPL enthusiasts. It would be great to have a proper sit down with him and really scan his brain, but you have to remember that people have time constraints, and actually the world no.1 giving up any of his time to chat, in my view, should be appreciated.

                      1. G00LI0
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        There will always be people ready to complain Az. You can't please everyone. I think it was a good interview and article and regardless of people's views.he is world #1 so it's worth a read and most people won't ever know what that's like.

                        And someone is giving up their time for nothing to provide some insight from their perspective. Then the whingers and people who think they are pro come out to complain. Get a grip people.

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

                        Fair comment. Appreciate you coming back to me. Here’s hoping we all have a good end to the season.

              4. Homer21
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                This

            7. Bennerman
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Yeah, real shame. What? It's not Brian Clough v Parky ffs

          • tricpic
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Got it ta

          • JJeyy
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Shaw or Reguillon?

            Defensive numbers of both teams very similar and only 0.04xgxa difference in attacking output. May go a bit more risky with Reguilon due to possible double in 32 and no Europa commitment. Thoughts?

            1. JJeyy
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Shaw is better on bonus though, if United do grind out some 0-0s

            2. gonzalocampos
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Shaw 100%.

            3. gogs67
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Got them both and can't wait to get rid of Reguilon next GW.
                Shaw is by far the better asset

              • Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                I'm get Shaw on my wildcard GW31. Haven't gone near the Spurs defenders.

              • 3 A
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Shaw.

            4. gonzalocampos
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Play:
              1) Antonio vs Wolves
              2) Gundogan vs Leicester

              1. JJeyy
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                1, think Antonio stats are too good

            5. jai1212
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Martinez
              Konsa Shaw Tierney
              Auba Fernandes Son Raphinha
              Kane Bamford DCL

              Subs: Veltman Burn B.Traore

              Is this team good to bench boost if I get rid of Veltman and Burn for Rudiger and someone?

              1. The Ilfordian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Do you have a playing goalkeeper? Do you have 2FTs? Traore has limited delivery and Auba might not play but I think this could be okay. The playing 11 looks strong and a couple of extra players could make it a good shout

            6. squ1rrel
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Martinez - Areola
              Cancelo - Dias - Cresswell - Konsa - Struijk
              Bale - Bruno - Lingard - Raphinha - Gross
              Kane - DCL - Bamford

              1 FT, 3.4 ITB.

              Would you save here?

              1. The 12th Man
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                If your not WCing soon then yes.

            7. The 12th Man
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              WC 30. Which one?
              A)
              Mendy,Martinez
              TAA,Shaw,Tierney,Coady,Rudiger
              KDB,Fernandes, Lingard,Jota, Raphinia
              Kane, Bamford,Lacazette
              Gw 31 Raphinia > Saka
              Gw 32 Bamford > Ineacheo
              GW 33. KDB > Salah

              B)
              Mendy,Forster
              Shaw,Rudiger,Coady,Konsa/Coufal,Phillips
              Salah,Fernandes,KDB,Son,Lingard
              Kane,Ineacheo,Davis

              1. snow pea in repose
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  How will the return of Maddison and Barnes affect Iheanacho's minutes?

              2. LewanGOALski
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Early thoughts on this cheap CHE defence double up of Rudiger & Christensen?
                Or too risky for rotation?

                1. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Rudiger and James

              3. Aaa
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Martinez
                Digne/Targett/Dallas
                Bruno/Mahrez/Raph/Lingard
                Kane(c)/Bam/Antonio
                (Johnstone/Gundo/Cancelo/Veltman)

                6.5 itb

                Bin Digne or Cancelo for Rudiger or save the ft?

              4. DMP
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                BB?

                Sanchez Son* Stones Coufal

                Sanchez McCarthy
                Digne Dias Dallas
                Fernandes Raphinha Bale Lingard
                Kane Bamford DCL

              5. Shark Team
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Seems like FPL is forgotten nowadays. Just logged in and here are my 2 dilemmas for the next gw:

                1) Who to captain?
                A) Bruno BHA(H)
                B) Kane NEW(A)

                2) Who to bench?
                A) Dias LEI(A)
                B) Targett FUL(H)
                C) Bale NEW(A)
                D) Watkins FUL(H)

                Thanks in advance

                1. Shark Team
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  *I'm also benching Auba

                  1. Milkman Bruno
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      I wouldn’t

                  2. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    I'd bench Targett.

                  3. The Ilfordian
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Kane not as strong away but I’d still think he was the better bet, especially against Newcastle (Brighton strong defence at home).

                2. Jimmy Boy
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Evening folks,
                  Any word on when we might now about whether Spurs have a double in 32?

                  1. Jimmy Boy
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    know*

                  2. The Ilfordian
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Not sure but Crellin is suggesting any rearranged matches are more likely to be 35/37 - I think the idea was that fans might be permitted by then.

                    1. Ruth_NZ
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      It's bad enough people quoting Crellin as if he is all-knowing. It's even worse when they quote his analysis incorrectly. 🙄

                      The answer is that we'll know when the next TV games are announced and that will probably be sometime during GW30. Could be next week but don't hold your breath.

                3. Eh, just one more thing ...
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Start Gundo (away to Leicester) or Watkins (home to Fulham)?

                  1. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Yep, tough call that one.
                    I've benched Watkins out of those two.

                  2. Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Gundo

                4. The Ilfordian
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Just for fun, two squads made up of Belgian and Portuguese players:-

                  Belgium:-
                  Fodder gk
                  Aldeweireld Castagne Odoi Engels fodder
                  KDB Trossard Dendonker Praet Tielemans
                  Benteke Bats Origi

                  Portugal:-
                  Patricio Joao
                  Dias Cancelo Pereira Cedric fodder
                  Bruno Jota Neto BSilva Cavaleiro
                  Fabio fodderx2

                  1. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    3-1 Belgium

                    1. The Ilfordian
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      Haha. Think my money’s on Portugal between those two although just getting 11 on the pitch might be the first challenge.

                  2. nurav11
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      If footy, close-ish game with I say portugal coming out 3-1 winners. If fantasy H2H then that portugal team absolutely smashes the belgium side! Not a bad differential squad at all...

                  3. Disturbed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Would you BB this gw with this bench or wait for the dgws? WC in hand.

                    Martinez lingard Antonio coufal

                    1. The Ilfordian
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      It’s a pretty good shout for a BB although puts a lot of pressure on West Ham (thinking the Leeds BB earlier in the season). My usual tactic would be to BB the week after WC but it didn’t work well for me this time and it’s an unusual year. My guess is that there’s going to be a lot of goals in the last few weeks with tired players many who’ve got nothing to play for if you can hold on that long

                    2. GreennRed
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      I will this week if I can have 15 starters after I get Mendy and WC later. Will only have 4 single gamers in a DGW anyway and it's tricky to pick the bench this GW.

                  4. Blackstar
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Why is Lingard a better shout than soucek?

                    1. Ruth_NZ
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      Assists. That means a better chance of 2 attacking returns in a game and that means a better chance of a high-BP haul.

                      On goal potential they are probably similar.

                    2. GreennRed
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      More attacking. Against better opposition Soucek will be meeded for more defensive duties.

                  5. fusen
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    This article is a very good motivational booster reminding everyone that we all have the ability to be #1 in the world at least once. We just need everything to go our way 🙂

                    I don't want to be negative towards the person but it definitely sounds like there isn't that much planning into how he plays and yet look at that rank.

                    1. Twisted Saltergater
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      Why does every one of his answers end with an exclamation mark! I know that he must be excited to be number 1! But after every sentence is a bit much!

                      1. Holmes
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        It's not really a problem though, probably a habit thing.

                        Even I had a habit of using "..." at the end of every sentence...

                    2. GreennRed
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      Sure why would anyone who's number 1 let the opposition know most of his plans?

                    3. fedolefan
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Not sure anyone on this site is interested in being #1. It's top 10k that everyone wants.

                  6. Ragabolly
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Risers: Meslier (4.7)

                    Fallers: Dann (4.2)

                    1. 3 A
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Thanks

                  7. Gnu
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Wow, surprised at some of the comments on here.

                    Guys having a unbelievable season and fair play to guy. I read the comments on here first before I read the article and was wondering " what's the issue here"?
                    It may be unlikely he wins this but he's in the best position to do so, so good luck to him.

                    There will some shocking headlines if he wins though.

                    Breaking - FPL uses too many exclamation marks!!!!!!!!!

                    After 13 seasons playing he's having an unbelievable season, I'm pretty sure he hasn't been hanging around these pages asking everyone to pick his team for him every week, that get's my vote regardless of the inappropriate and shocking use of exclamation marks.......!!!!!!!!!!!

                    1. Gnu
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      *FPL Winner*

                    2. Az
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      Well said Gnu

                      1. Gnu
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        Kept it light.

                        We're all able to throw a bit of criticism around but I was genuinely surprised by some of the comments.
                        He's clearly having a 'bit' of a season but he has been playing for years and obviously knows what he's doing and we all need a bit of luck to do well.
                        It would be unbelievable to be No1 with 9 weeks to go and to be asked to do an interview he probably wants all his friends to see ......and then they go on to read that stuff.
                        Sheesh.

                    3. Twisted Saltergater
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      😆

                      1. Gnu
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Hilarious. 🙂

                    4. Original - Wolves Ay We
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Too many jealous people about.

                    5. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      I don't have an issue with the answers he gives, but some of the questions are completely irrelevent. This was a great opportunity to see if he was feeling pressure, what help he was getting from others, what sort of attention he is getting, if it has changed his day to day life, etc, but instead he gets given a load of "A or B" questions, or questions on advice on how to finish in the top 10k when the dude has never finished near the top 10k. Disappointing.

                      1. Keeptrying
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Good point, definitely some missed opportunities here.

                      2. Gnu
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Absolutely agree, so in turn that's not his fault and doesn't warrant the criticism.
                        No biggie, just feel sorry for the guy who must be kok-a-hoop at being No1.....for now at least.
                        It's his Andy Warhol moment.

                  8. Az
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    He’s world number 1.
                    Let the man use some exclamation marks.
                    Jeez..

                    1. Twisted Saltergater
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Where’s everyone’s sense of humour gone? I only said it as a light hearted comment.

                      Quite fond of an exclamation mark or two myself!!

                      1. Rasping Drive
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        On reflection, I think he knows what he’s doing and has answered the questions in a way that totally p*ss off the hardcore element on the boards. Stats, schmats, it’s all about hunches and exclamation marks. Pure genius.

                      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        What I don’t get is the relationship between “No Friday Night paints!” (Mentioned twice no less) and missing deadlines?

                        Is it that he has missed so many deadlines in seasons past by always drinking so much on a Friday night combined with never making a transfer BEFORE (or even at the start of/before things get too out of hand) said drinking that he frequently missed the 11:30am saturday morning deadline?

                        If so - that’s quite the advert for the dangers of alcohol abuse

                        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          *Pints not paint FFS

                          If we’ve graduated up to drinking paint on a Friday night then things really have gone south

                      3. Az
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        I actually meant this as a reply and not its own little post, so it comes across a bit too serious on its own.

                    2. Keeptrying
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Most couldn't care less about the exclamation marks and that apparently was more a cheeky comment as I understand it.

                      It's the actual answers (or even the questions themselves) that prevent the interested audience to get something out of that interview.

                      Which is also fair, not a criticism of current OR1 per se, but just that there is nothing to see here.

                      Does it sound harsh? Maybe, but that is what happens if you are more in the public eye (kind of).