Scout Notes

Assessing Lingard and Iheanacho’s sustainability after latest FPL hauls

West Ham 3-2 Leicester

  • Goals: Jesse Lingard (£6.4m) x2, Jarrod Bowen (£5.9m) | Kelechi Iheanacho (£5.9m) x2
  • Assists: Vladimir Coufal (£4.6m), Bowen, Tomas Soucek (£5.3m) | Ricardo Pereira (£5.9m), Marc Albrighton (£5.2m)
  • Bonus points: Iheanacho x3 Lingard x2 Bowen x2

Two more goals added to the Jesse Lingard (£6.4m) hype train, which even a late Kelechi Iheanacho (£5.9m) double couldn’t derail.

The in-form striker’s brace did, however, deny the England midfielder the maximum bonus point award, although Lingard still produced a third straight double-digit haul for his 22.8% ownership.

Lingardium Leviosa

Lingard continues to fly high since making his loan move to West Ham.

He now has eight goals and four assists in nine starts for David Moyes’ men – that’s just two assists shy of his best season at Manchester United (2017/18), but from about 1,000 minutes less pitch-time.

Unsurprisingly, he’s put on over a million managers in FPL over the past three Gameweeks.

Small wonder that Lingard’s ownership levels are rising yet again following Sunday’s star turn and he currently tops the transfers-in table ahead of next Saturday’s trip to Newcastle.

That starts a generally favourable run-in for West Ham during which they will host Chelsea and Everton, but also travel to Burnley, Brighton and West Brom before a final-day home fixture against Southampton.

With a Champions League place now entirely in their own hands, Moyes is unlikely to tinker with his side any more than necessary, further ramping up the appeal of Lingard and his team-mates.

Bowen For Gold

One enforced change for Moyes was replacing the injured Michail Antonio (£6.6m) up front, with Jarrod Bowen (£5.9m) stepping in and stepping up.

He scored for the third straight match, with an assist taking him to a first double-digit score since Gameweek 10.

Should he continue as a frontman, his low cost and ownership (1.8%) make him a strong differential candidate for those looking to steal a march on mini-league opponents.

It is also worth pointing out that Lingard’s latest haul was largely unaffected by Antonio’s absence, further boosting his long-term Fantasy credentials.

On the downside for West Ham, and owners of their defenders, they made it three straight weeks of either blowing, or nearly blowing, a three-goal lead.

Their most popular asset, (and FPL’s most owned defender), Aaron Cresswell (28.3%), spared his managers that pain by limping off with a hamstring injury after 52 minutes. His owners’ agony was one of a different kind, his substitution occurring eight minutes before he would have claimed a clean sheet and his first-half booking meant he scored zero points in Gameweek 31.

Speaking post-match, Moyes was unsure as to the extent of the issue for Cresswell, and also for Mark Noble (£4.5m), who injured his elbow.

“My biggest concern would be we really can’t afford to lose too many more players through injury because it will affect our performances as we go along.” – David Moyes

The pair will undergo scans this week, with any Cresswell news especially relevant for many Fantasy managers.

At least the 5.5% on Vladimir Coufal (£4.6m) gained assist points for the second straight game to offset the goals conceded, but the Hammers’ backline is looking rather too generous to encourage investment at present.

Not So Cunning Foxes

Leicester were poor in the first half, improved in the second and, in Iheanacho, have a red-hot striker.

His brace took him to seven goals from his last five starts, four of which have come with maximum bonus awards, and he now has an ownership (8.3%) bordering on the respectable.

Like Lingard, he’s attracting more managers for Gameweek 32, and the Foxes’ immediate schedule – West Brom, Crystal Palace and Newcastle at home, Southampton away – certainly warrants that interest.

Crucially, he has outscored Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) by 52 points to 23 since Double Gameweek 26, besting him for 21 attempts on goal to nine during the same period.

Many Fantasy bosses would have been hoping to evaluate the form of James Maddison (£7.2m) ahead of those fixtures.

But a Covid-19 breach by the midfielder led his manager, Brendan Rodgers, to drop him (and two others) from the match-day squad.

“We’ve dealt with that. The players are disappointed. They’re good boys, they’re not going to get thrown away. We’ll draw a line under it. They’ll rejoin us next week and we will prepare for the (FA Cup) semi-final.” – Brendan Rodgers

Defensive options remain limited in a side with just one clean sheet since Gameweek 23, although Ricardo Pereira (£5.9m) underlined his attacking credentials with an assist and a match-leading 11 penalty area touches.

West Ham United XI (3-4-1-2): Fabianski; Cresswell (Balbuena 53), Diop, Dawson; Masuaku, Soucek, Noble (Johnson 82), Coufal; Fornals; Bowen (Benrahma 84), Lingard.

Leicester City XI (3-5-2): Schmeichel; Fofana, Evans, Amartey (Thomas 45); Castagne, Praet (Albrighton 59), Ndidi, Tielemans, R Pereira; Vardy, Iheanacho.

SHEFF UTD 0-3 Arsenal

  • Goals: Alexandre Lacazette (£8.3m) x2, Gabriel Martinelli (£4.9m)
  • Assists: Danny Ceballos (£4.7m), Nicolas Pepe (£7.6m) Thomas Partey (£4.9m)
  • Bonus points: Lacazette x3 Rob Holding (£4.2m) x2 Ceballos x1

Alexandre Lacazette (£8.3m) made it four goals in six Gameweeks as Arsenal swept aside an increasingly awful Sheffield United.

So poor were the Blades that the brave souls still invested in the likes of Bernd Leno (£5.0m) or Rob Holding (£4.2m) – and that’s nearly 11% of FPL managers all in – were treated to clean sheet points for the first time in nine matches.

But it was more about the Gunners’ attacking fluency at Bramall Lane, with Lacazette’s opener a fitting finish to a clever flicked assist from the impressive Dani Ceballos (£4.7m).

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has not been afraid to play his younger stars this season and, in the absence of three key attackers, he handed Gabriel Martinelli (£4.9m) a rare start in what has been an injury-hit campaign.

The striker responded with a goal, but the match was more forgettable for fellow starlet Bukayo Saka (£5.2m), who had only just come back from another issue, only to limp off with a thigh problem after 68 minutes.

Arteta was guarded about the injury after the game.

“He had discomfort in his thigh and it’s the last thing that we need because we’re missing some big players at the moment and we don’t want to lose another one. I don’t know the extent. Hopefully, it’s not that serious.” – Mikel Arteta

Some 7.2% of FPL managers will have to wait and see on their man, who could be a key figure in Arsenal’s good run-in, with tricky matches against Everton and Chelsea offset by encounters with four of the bottom five and 13th-placed Crystal Palace.

The problem for anyone considering Arsenal options is Europe, with the Gunners’ only real chance of securing a Champions League place next season involving winning the Europa League.

Should they progress from Thursday’s quarter-final second leg against Slavia Prague, Arteta is highly likely to rest key men for the semi-final ties which come before Gameweeks 34 and 35.

That’s a problem for another day, and there is at least only one issue involving Sheffield United players – just don’t own them.

Sheffield United XI (3-5-2): Ramsdale; Baldock, Stevens, Ampadu; Egan, Osborn, Fleck, Lundstram, Norwood; Burke (Brewster 64), McGoldrick (McBurnie 64 ((Mousset 83)). 

Arsenal XI (4-2-3-1): Leno; Chambers, Holding, Mari, Xhaka; Ceballos, Partey; Saka (Willian 69), Pepe, Martinelli (Elneny 83); Lacazette (Nketiah 89).

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  1. GW32 Fixtures and clean sheet odds
    G-Whizz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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    • 4 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    GW32 fixture odds can be found here:
    http://prntscr.com/11aubf9
    (Provided by Betbrain)

    GW31 clean sheet results:
    CHE: 49% ❌
    ARS: 47% ✅
    MCI: 46% ❌
    LIV: 40% ❌
    BUR: 38% ❌
    FUL: 38% ❌
    BHA: 35% ✅
    SOU: 34% ❌
    WOL: 33% ✅
    LEI: 30% ❌
    EVE: 29% ✅
    MNU: 29% ❌
    NEW: 29% ❌
    WHU: 27% ❌
    TOT: 26% ❌
    WBA: 25% ✅
    SHU: 19% ❌
    CRY: 18% ❌
    AVL: 14% ❌
    LEE: 10% ❌

    GW32 clean sheet odds:
    MNU: 51%
    WOL: 50%
    LEI: 49%
    MCI: 47%
    CHE: 46%
    ARS: 44%
    WHU: 36%
    TOT: 33% & 38%
    LIV: 31%
    EVE: 25%
    NEW: 24%
    FUL: 22%
    SHU: 22%
    BHA: 19%
    SOU: 18%
    WBA: 17%
    LEE: 15%
    BUR: 14%
    AVL: 13%
    CRY: -
    (Provided by Betbrain)

    DGW probabilities (where A is the first clean sheet odds and B the second):
    TOT:
    Probability of A and B both occuring: 12.54%
    Probability that A or B or both occur: 58.46%
    Probability that A or B occurs but NOT both: 45.92%
    Probability of neither A nor B occuring: 41.54% Probability of A occuring but NOT B: 20.46%
    Probability of B occuring but NOT A: 25.46%

    Clean sheet totals:
    Manchester City: 17
    Chelsea: 15
    Aston Villa: 14
    Manchester Utd: 12
    Brighton: 10 (+1)
    Leicester City: 10
    Tottenham: 10
    West Ham: 10
    Arsenal: 9 (+1)
    Burnley: 9
    Fulham: 9
    Leeds: 9
    Liverpool: 9
    Southampton: 9
    Wolves: 9 (+1)
    Everton: 8 (+1)
    Crystal Palace: 7
    West Brom: 6 (+1)
    Newcastle: 5
    Sheffield United: 2

    It may well be a case of too little too late but had a great week with La(C)azette treating me well and finished off with 72 points (no Dallas) 🙂

    Hopefully you had a good week too *raises a glass* and here's to more good luck for GW32 🙂

    G

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Cheers G Whizz.

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        My pleasure 🙂

    2. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Excellent score, and thanks for the odds - yet another reason to go Coady over Rudiger

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Thanks mate and you're welcome 🙂

        Good luck with your picks, you can't play both?

        1. Utopsis
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Nah - Shaw and Reguilon are locked in for my back 3, and I do not want to be benching any of my attackers for Rudiger!

          1. G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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            • 4 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Gotcha!

            Hope it pays off for you 🙂

    3. Patio Kev
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      One of my favourite posts of the week and the one I always look for in Hot Topics.

      TAA vs Coufal looks interesting. WHU better chance of a clean sheet so would need a TAA attacking return to make it worthwhile. TAA only got 1pt in reverse fixture.

      1. G-Whizz
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        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        That's a toughie for sure! I think I would be inclined to go with TAA tbh so Coufal is probably the right answer lol

    4. Overated Mou
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      thanks mate
      i think there is a small mistake
      liv didnt get a cleansheet in gw31. it should be arsenal
      cheers

      1. G-Whizz
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        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        No mistake mate, that's what it says with a tick against Arsenal and a cross against Liverpool?

        Although I am saying all this without my glasses lol

      2. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I see what you mean now! At the bottom yeah? Thanks mate 😆

        1. Overated Mou
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Yeah mate

        2. Overated Mou
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

    5. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Brilliant, thanks! Love the extra dgw percentages.

      Hmm...now to bring in lloris or not to bring in lloris. That is the question

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        You're welcome mate!

        Fortunately or unfortunately, I already have Lloris 😆

    6. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Who to play Rudiger or Cancelo ?

      1. G-Whizz
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        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Cancelo if I knew he would start...

  2. Cheeto__Bandito
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 14 days ago

    `Who scores more this week?

    A) Watkins (MCI)
    B) Lingard -4

    1. Klip Klopp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      probably a draw

    2. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      B

  3. Avery
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 14 days ago

    I’m struggling - Who would you bench for GW32 out of this lot (these are my choices) please:
    A. Iheanacho
    B. Maddison
    C. Havertz
    D. Jota

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      B

    2. Cheeto__Bandito
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      C

    3. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      B

  4. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Those with triple captain is it on Kane this week?

    1. andy85wsm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      No brainer, don't overthink it 😉

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Exactly my thoughts!!

    2. Il Capitano
        3 months, 14 days ago

        100%

      • estheblessed
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Yes sir

        1. Mince n Tatties
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          I can boogie...

      • Andre W
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Got to be surely

      • The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        No. Everyone will captain Kane, minimising the damage of a TC. I'll captain Kane but play TC later when another DGW happens. I'll TC a calculated risky player.

        1. @ocprodigy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Risky captains equals more chance of TC fail. Kane is very likely to haul and if he does it’s better to have him TC than captain even if he’s the popular pick.

          1. The Knights Template
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            My risk will be calculated.

    3. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Where can you see how many captained each player?

        1. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Cheers Pat.

          1. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            48% template.

    4. Spg76
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      When City win title, will they rotate Gk’s?

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Doubt it, can’t think of them doing it in previous seasons

      2. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Yes Aguero will go in goal

    5. estheblessed
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I'm happy to have Johnstone and Veltman Dave my GW but why didn't Veltman get any bonus points?

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        3 players on 27bps

        1. estheblessed
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          I never knew that rule. How silly

    6. King Kohli
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Best move here?

      A. Raphina + Antonio > Son + Vydra/Brewster(-4)
      B. Bruno + Antonio > Son + Iheanacho(-4)
      C. Antonio > Iheanacho
      D. Raph + Antonio + Dias > Son + Iheanacho + 5.4 def

      Martinez
      Dias Azpi Rudiger
      Salah Bruno Jota Lingard Raphinha
      Kane Watkins
      3.9 Antonio White Struijk

      1 FT 2.6 ITB. FH left.

      Cheers for any help

      1. estheblessed
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I did C but in your case D

        1. King Kohli
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Worth a -8 to get both Son & Nacho?
          Not tempted by B?

          1. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Next 2 for Bruno look nice

      2. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Just C I think

        1. King Kohli
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          No Son for the dgw?

          1. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            D is tempting as well. Just a -8 but could pay off

    7. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Bamford to Iheanacho for a -4 seems like chasing points but I want to do it :/

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Can’t say he doesn’t have form or fixtures. Looks an easy buy

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Easy to do or wait a week to not take the hit. Definitely the right move for the end run in.

    8. Patio Kev
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Was looking at ASM as a potential Pedro Pony replacement and so cast my eyes on the FPL fixture difficulty ratings (FDR) for Newcastle.

      GW32 shows as Red 4 difficulty at home vs WHU

      GW33 shows as a Grey 3 difficulty away at Liverpool.

      Really ???????? WHU at home is harder than Liverpool away ?????

      1. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        West Ham's form is better than Liverpool. Don't have 2 centre backs inexperienced at PL level. Home record is awful.

        They're team result difficulty ratings. Not rating a players chance of attacking returns.

        1. Patio Kev
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          I get what you are saying but I really would fancy Newcastle to more likely get a result at home to WHU than Liverpool away.

      2. onceuponatyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Based on league placings.

    9. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Pope to Lloris for -4 stupid?

      Martinez is my other keeper

      1. liverpool01
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Just play Martinez

      2. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I’m
        Playing Martinez fwiw. City play CL, FA Cup before, then cup final week after

    10. Couch Potato
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      1FT

      Nacho in for?

      A DCL
      B Bambam

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        A

    11. liverpool01
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Iheanacho or Lacs?

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Nacho

      2. liverpool01
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Laca

      3. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Iheanacho.

      4. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Both
        DCL to Laca is a good option for me

        1. liverpool01
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Thanks guys

    12. aborg
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      At this point as we find ourselves in the final run in of the season, most of you might be losing hope to win your ML's.
      With my ML rival now also getting a double clean sheet from this Brighton-Everton game, I guess I might have to throw the towel. He is now nearly 80 points above me with just 7 gameweeks to go...I can't seem to get anything right to reduce his lead game after game.

      Some of you might be feeling so unlucky every week compared to your rivals.
      For me, I've had another terrible GW of 43 points, Cresswell injured after 50 mins for 0 points, Gundogan my captain with just a 30 min cameo for 1 point, Shaw and Stones 1 pointers, DCL no show, Dallas 3rd on bench, and the list goes on and on.

      I don't know about you guys, but probably once I start picking differentials and punts to try to find alternate big points, i'm going to plunder even more. Next week Kane will be captained by everyone, so it's another lost GW to make up much ground.

      So what strategies do you guys who are trying to catch up in your ML's do? Take wild and differential picks and risk losing more rank? Would you take an amount of hits to cover your players till end of the season? Play your game as you would normally do?

      1. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Do you have Son? Captaining him instead would be a big differential

        1. aborg
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Yes and that is what I will probably be doing. It is a risk where I can end up drowning more if Kane hauls due to his high ownership, but I don't have a choice really.

          1. Utopsis
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Yeah - at this stage you've got to go for broke. 80 points will be difficult, but I don't think it's completely insurmountable.

            1. aborg
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Cheers mate. Fingers crossed. If I nail nearly all the differential captain choices from now on, there is a chance but it's tough yes.
              Good luck for your coming GW's !

              1. Utopsis
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Cheers, you too! I'm in the reverse position in my most important ML, trying to keep hold of my lead but the gap is closing fast!

      2. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Go differential
        Only way you can close the gap and more fun
        (It is a game after all)
        Kane may be rested v Southampton so you could try and be clever

        1. aborg
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Thanks mate....will try to think out of the box. Hope Son does it for me.
          Btw I've also tried going differential with Bale in the past 3 weeks but backfired, sold him last GW.

      3. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Yar if there's no difference between 2nd and 10th in the ML ( or whatever) have as much fun as you can.
        Who is someone you like watching who has a good game?
        What about a one week punt every week?

        Go out in a blaze of glory or come roaring back... or something like that.

      4. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I won't climb much but have abandoned all hope in Ml, 10thTaking a few hits and differentials on WC like Bartley and captained Pereira. Dallas last man on bench but would have him there always v City this week. Nothing to lose so why not enjoy it.

      5. @ocprodigy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        A few gameweeks ago I was 40 odd points behind my main league rival and he kept building slightly. Frustrating.

        I decided to take a fun approach. That gameweek I bought in Lingard vs Arsenal and captained him.

        This gameweek I captained him again while bringing in TAA and Iheanacho. Now I’m 40 points ahead after scoring 82 this gameweek.

        Lesson learnt? Stop choosing moves based on everyone else and the template. Enjoy and take risks if they feel right, and look to be ahead of the pack. People are taking hits to bring in players I already own, perfect scenario and looking for the next fun move with upside.

        1. aborg
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          That's awesome dude, I know the feeling. That is how I was mid-season but then it all went haywire from when Gundogan came in the scenes. I was late for all his hauls and he is the one anomaly that single-handedly ruined my season as I had ignored him till it was too late.

          Brought him in when his party was over and started captaining him out of fear, when others captained better options. So i've lost points when I did not own him and even when I did !

          1. @ocprodigy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Definitely did the same myself - stubbornness to be honest. It’s how I lost my lead to second and then the fear kicked in. Glad I changed approach.

          2. Spg76
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Greenwood? Lloris dgw? There’s a few punts out there. Goodluck

            1. aborg
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Yes Greenwood could be a good end of the season punt. Thanks mate. Good luck to you too.

    13. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Just bringing this up again

      Why is the Triple captain called so??
      A single captain where you get twice the points is called a captain, not a double captain
      A captain gets 2 x score a triple gets 3 x, not six
      Surely it’s a +50% captain or a “captain and a half”

      Discuss 🙂

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Its triple the players points, not triple the captain points.

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Call it triple player then, not triple captain
          Though I’d rather dump the chip to be honest

          1. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            He's the player but also captain to enable him to get triple points. A non-captain can't get triple points.

          2. The Units
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            I would prefer the chips Attack Attack! and Two Captains from Elite Serien. Attack Attack! is where all 3 forwards get double points. Two Captains is where Kaptain and Vice score double.

            1. HuttonDressedasLahm
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              That’s nice
              How about “all in”
              Where you captain your whole team
              Would make GW 38 fun!

              1. The Units
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Heaps better than bench boost!

      2. Jambot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Free hit isn’t much better as a name

        1. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Or Wildcard. What’s so wild about it

      3. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Double Captain doesn’t hit the same though

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          But it’s not double captain

      4. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 14 days ago

        i like cap'n'a'half

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          “Hindsight chip”
          Can change bench and captain during the GW

          1. The Units
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Stick or Twist as the GW unfolds. I think thats something in Champ League game?

      5. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Hmm, so here's my take:

        The captain is defined by FPL as follows- "From your starting 11 you nominate a captain and a vice-captain. Your captain's score will be doubled."

        So, by FPL's definition, they could indeed have called the captain "Double Captain", as it means double points.

        BUT, because there is only 1 type of captain in the game, using the "double" adjective is unnecessary, as by definition, a captain on FPL means double points. So, just "Captain" will suffice.

        Now, the introduction of the Triple Captain chip also introduces a SECOND type of captain - therefore this needs to be characterised accordingly to avoid confusion with the existing Captain. Hence, Triple Captain meaning triple points.

    14. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Hmm... What do we think about DCL > Cavani?

      I need to ditch DCL if he's injured and Cavani for this week looks a perfect fit with BUR lee in his next two. Martial also out for the season so they have no one else to play upfront naturally.

      Will sleep on it. Was planning to roll FT this week but this could be a nice opportunity.

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Greenwood also about though
        Cavs I not a bad shout along with Lacazette

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Yeah but it's a forward slot. I can't do DCL > Laca in one move sadly. Can only buy up to 8.0m so Cavani.

          1. HuttonDressedasLahm
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Sounds logical then (so bound to go wrong) 🙂

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Yeah it has the makings of a disastrous move.

              Other option is to downgrade to Watkins and then take a hit for Lingard.

              But buying Watkins with MCY as the fixture feels really bad.

              1. HuttonDressedasLahm
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                I sold Watkins finally this week
                Knew it would go badly

      2. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        If Cavani gets reduced mins on Thursday then I like it, him for a couple then Watkins maybe for his dgw.

        Although I also like the Watkins now with Lingard -4.

    15. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Is closing down a 26 point gap easily doable or will it require a lot of luck?

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Could do it in one GW
        Easy

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        The game requires a lot of lot. Depends on whom and how different your teams are.

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Lot of luck.

      3. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        It's doable

      4. MadeinIreland
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I’d say easily doable - I’ve made up 74 points in the last 3 or 4 weeks - now just 26 points behind

    16. Jambot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Scored 34(-8) with 33 points on my bench. Rivals all scored in the 70’s. Booted out the top 100K. If it could go wrong it did. Lowest fantasy has ever made me feel. Any other horror story’s out there?

      1. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Dog attempted to kill a bird flying mid air and landed awkwardly damaging a toe nail. Devastated.

        1. Jambot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Good news for the bird at least

      2. HD7
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Yeah.
        I switched TAA Lingard Nacho to Philips Neto Vardy just before deadline... :/
        Had to to trust the template. 40 pts spread.

        1. Jambot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Oh mate that went really bad. Vardy has his kind of fixtures coming up now though hopefully he can find some form

        2. Sloane426
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Worst transfers I’ve seen

      3. Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        40 points on WC. Bench got 25 points (BB is planned for next week, will I get 25 points from it? Will I f***!?).

        1. #Swish41
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          You’ve gotta laugh!

      4. ktk_interista
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Dallas points blocked by meaningless 3 minute cameo of Burn. He hasn't stopped burning me since I got him specifically for 29 and 33. Not even sure he will start in 33 now.

      5. Sloane426
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Season over for you

    17. HD7
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Mendy
      Fofana, Rudiger, Holding
      Salah, Bruno, Gundo, Jota, Neto
      Kane, Vardy

      Forster, Masuaku, Philips, Davis

      A) Gundo, Neto, Vardy to Son, Lingard, Nacho (-8)

      B) Neto, Jota to Lingard, Son (-4)
      GW 33 though...

      1. Patron
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I wouldn’t do A if it helps.

    18. Flynny
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Does madison start at the weekend?

      Looking for the best midfield differentials

      Can't be salah Bruno son jota or lingard

      Who is worth a cracking? Thanks

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 14 days ago

        he looked good last week - i suspect he will strart with Rogers thinking the suspension will give him a kick up the arse.

        havertz? chelsea we're clicking...wish i knew he was playing the false 9 every game.

        1. HD7
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Good punt

      2. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Lucas, Pogba, Havertz? Wouldn’t go there personally

      3. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Yes ; Rogers said they drew a line under it

      4. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Yes but also has cup game v Southampton on Sunday evening too.

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Sun > Thurs > Monday .... shouldn’t be an issue

          1. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Shouldn't indeed. Think I'll keep him now. But mightn't get 90 mins so soon after injury return. On the other hand he'll be fresher than most players.

      5. FantasyClub
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Bowen

        • #Swish41
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Pulisic...if he plays!

          1. Flynny
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Cheers......I feel that Chelsea options are too much of a rotation issue.

            Madison or greenwood are most interesting

            Madison should be nailed with the fixtures and a point to prove.....

      6. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Can't see Son or Kane being rested.
        They are out of Europe.

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          I can
          Cup final 4 days later

          1. pablo discobar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Against city. League still best bet for some form of European football next season

      7. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        A. Vardy
        B. Cavani
        C. Lacazette

        Kane and Nacho other forwards

        1. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          C

          1. BurlingtonDriftersFC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Agreed, C

        2. Patron
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          C for me

      8. mr messi
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Bb this?

        Mendy Forster
        Dias Shaw Coady Rudiger Phillips
        Jota Lingard Salah Son Bruno
        Kane Wood Nacho

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Nah. Forster probs gets dropped, Phillips 2 point player max this week, Wood away at United, Ruidger probs gets rested.

          1. mr messi
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Raphinha could be out. I think Rudiger plays. Good fixtures for all.

        2. RogDog_jimmy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 14 days ago

          yeah sure - get it out of the way i reckon.

        3. #Swish41
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          When else would you play it? Still lots of competition for top 4 etc, and rotation will always be potentially there. I’m playing it unless injuries in CL

      9. Daghe Munegu
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Play 2:

        A. Rudiger
        B. Fofana
        C. Holding ( have Leno)
        D. Vydra

        1. BurlingtonDriftersFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          a and c - b is a close 3rd for me

        2. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          A and B

        3. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          AB

        4. Patron
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Rudiger and Fofana for me

      10. Igz08
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        8 points behind ML leader.

        He has Bruno and I don’t. Do I do Sterling -> Bruno and bank on my differentials, or something like Sterling -> Lucas

        1. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Get Bruno imo

        2. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          8 points is nothing

          Get Bruno

        3. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          I would get Bruno and rely on differentials

        4. #Swish41
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Get Bruno!

        5. Igz08
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Cheers everyone

      11. tinear
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Martinez
        Holding Alonso Digne
        Salah Bruno Lingard Jota Gundo
        Nacho Kane

        Steer Cancelo Philips DCL
        1ft 1.1 itb

        DCL to Lacazette no brainer?

      12. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Don't know how but I've still got DDG as 2nd GK (very expensive one I know), is he out of favour now? BUR at home looks good but without mins does not matter.

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Hendersons place to lose now in the PL. Ddg prob plays the euro games.

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Damn, another -4 required. Ta!

      13. Drogo
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        74 points in this GW, and that is with Dallas stuck on bench. Nice one.

        1. #Swish41
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Nice one! What’s your rank?

          1. Drogo
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            180k

        2. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Mom says yay

      14. Patron
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Mates, best Neto replacement up to 5.9?

        Podence
        Bowen
        Ndombele

        Thanks!

        1. RogDog_jimmy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Of those 3 Bowen for me. Seems nailed as the striker for WH while Antonio is out.

          1. Patron
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Very much appreciated!

      15. Sloane426
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        (A) Start Watkins
        (B) Start Bamford
        (C) Bamford > Iheanacho -4

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Think I'd do C, good fixtures.