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How I am coping with football fatigue in a tough FPL season

We are into Gameweek 32 of this brutal season and being frank, a lot of Fantasy Premier League managers are just about managing to scrape through to the finish line. 

Huffing and puffing through this condensed season, a lot of FPL managers are approaching burn-out levels and it might be a good idea to tackle this issue with this article (thanks for the suggestion @FPL_Beard), especially with the amount of people deciding to quit this game recently. 

This week, I was listening to the latest episode of the brilliant FPL Surgery Podcast where the FPL General’s ‘how to deal with bad Gameweeks and bad seasons’ made for a very interesting listen.

We are at the back end of a gruelling season. There are many reasons for managers to feel FPL fatigue at the moment. I’m not even sure if its just fatigue about FPL, considering the sheer number of hours we have football on in long and dragged-out Gameweeks. As FPL managers, we are used to maybe watching two or three matches during a weekend and now there are some days where we have ten hours of football in a single day. 

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I am convinced these long drawn-out Gameweeks are the primary reason for football fatigue and so many managers I speak to now just find watching the sport to be a little bit of a chore and I completely empathise with that. What makes it even more drawn out is that we are still very much in the middle of a pandemic and our social lives are not as active as they used to be. 

Even the break we had before the season started was a lot shorter than what we’re used to. It was barely a break if you ask me. And now we have a lot more matches condensed in a much shorter time period. Until recently, this has even affected the quality of the football that we’ve been watching. Nowadays, I find myself tuning out of games and avoiding watching football a lot more than I used to. The international break has definitely changed things though and the quality in the last two Gameweeks in the Premier League has been a lot better. A welcome change.

But yes, if you’re finding your love for football and FPL to dwindle this season, know that you’re not the only one. These are uncertain times. They are the anomaly, not the norm. Still, many will be wondering how one tackles football and FPL burnout. Well,  here are a few suggestions.

PICK YOUR GAMES

You don’t have to watch all the Premier League games to do well in FPL. We never saw all the matches in normal seasons when there were five or six games kicking off at the same time anyway. If you ask me, watching Match of the Day and absorbing some statistics is enough to do well in FPL. Give yourself some time off from football and that should definitely help dealing with FPL burnout.

WHEN YOU’RE SWITCHED OFF, STAY SWITCHED OFF

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Often when I’ve decided to not watch a game during a Gameweek, I find myself distracted while ‘doing that other activity’ I had planned to do because I’ll constantly be looking at Twitter, my FPL Whatsapp groups and there will be constant notifications from your football apps. 

And considering that we have 15 to 20 hours of football to get through every Gameweek, and you’re not able to switch off when you switch off, burnout will naturally happen. 

What I’ve started doing in the second half of the season is just have a little bit of a digital detox. I switch off notifications (highly recommend this for most of your applications so that you’re deciding when to check your phone instead of letting your phone decide that for you) on all my apps on weekends and try staying off my Whatsapp groups and Twitter. 

Social Media around FPL has grown tremendously during the last few years and if you’re an active part of the forums and Twitter, on matchdays it’ll seem like every goal that is scored by someone is highly owned by everyone else but you. This isn’t actually the case and can be unnecessarily damaging for you to believe it.

MAKE YOURSELF MISS FOOTBALL AND FPL

Do other things. I find that if I have managed to successfully switch off for a day or two, I really enjoy catching up on things on the third day because I’ve truly switched off when I’ve needed to (probably not as often as I should but that’s my choice as a content creator). 

I am hopelessly addicted to FPL and when I give myself genuine time off doing other things for a couple of days, the love for the game comes gushing back on the third day where I truly enjoy my interaction, writing and consuming football and FPL content. 

Trying to box your time during FPL and other things will really really help. You can cheat a little with how you box things and its perfectly okay to have your score update applications on during Gameweeks but I would highly recommend switching off social media during matchdays, although it all comes down to your preference and how you can handle things. 

FIND SOMETHING TO PLAY FOR

If, like me, you are having a poor season, you need to indulge in little mini-games and find something to play for. I am currently ranked outside the one-million mark and I raised the white flag a few weeks ago when it comes to overall rank. 

So all I’m doing is getting players and differentials I like and trying to catch some differential hauls. I know managers that are taking multiple hits every week trying to achieve Manager of the week (because the hits don’t count) and I admire that because they are doing what they are doing to keep their interest alive in the game. 

On a personal note, I will admit it is a little bit of a relief to give up on the season and has made the game a lot more enjoyable for me when I’m watching the matches owning players that I like. Yes, you can throw the ‘points are fun’ argument in my face but I’ll argue that it is entirely subjective. I’ve concluded that I am not going to achieve my Overall Rank goal this year and a Sergio Aguero (£10.3m) goal when he’s in my team will give me a lot more joy than a 200k green arrow at this stage. My advice on FPL will definitely be more rational than the moves I make and I’m completely okay with that. 

A little bit of a sidetrack, but I’ve done some reflection on my poor decision making in 2020/21 and I’m chomping at the bit to start next season. That’s one thing you will always have when you’re having a poor season. The lessons learned during a poor campaign are usually more helpful than if you’ve had a good one and, of course, my motivation to make up for it in 2021/22 is very high. Not to mention the fact that I have the privilege to write and create podcasts definitely keeps the fire burning.

CONCLUSION

I hope you find some of my ideas helpful. I believe it is entirely feasible to play FPL, enjoy and do well in the game even by putting healthy thought-processes in place to protect our mental state.

These are only my suggestions, so please treat them as such. I am curious to know what you are doing to combat football and FPL fatigue, so feel free to let me know in the comments section. 

Here is hoping we do not have staggered kick-offs next season. Never forget. FPL itself is not a sport. It’s a game. 

If you want more detailed thoughts on the best FPL players to own for the run-in, Zophar and I discussed the fixture-swings, differentials and teams to target for the home-stretch in our latest episode of The FPL Wire which you can view below.

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1,329 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Stones bamford > nacho reg -4?

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

      yea

    2. TVPlugSockets
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Yup

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Nacho yes. Not a fan of Reg even for free.

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

        Think coadys a better pick?

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

    GTG?

    Mendy
    TAA Castagne Reguilion
    Son Salah Bruno Jota Lingz
    Kane(c) Nacho

    Forster Rudiger Holding Davies.

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      In theory that team is perfect for this week.

      Which usually means a red arrow! (I’ve got the same front 7)

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

        Yep, usually goes like that 😀
        My 3 defenders are my differentials.

  3. 03farmboy
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    I have 1ft what to do with it?

    Mendy, meslier
    Digne, shaw, rudiger, Stones, alioski
    De Bruyne, Bruno, Gundogan, lingard, jota
    Bamford, Kane, iheanacho

    1. tommo-uk-
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      KDB out Son In

  4. tbos83
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Would you do...

      A) DCL + Bruno > Kane + Lingard
      B) DCL + Salah > Kane + Jota

      Mendy Areola
      Stones Digne Targett Maguire Amartey
      Mount Bruno Salah Son Gundo
      Watkins DCL Bamford

      2FT 0.1 itb

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        A

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

      Anyone think Laca could be a decent option for the run-in?

      Fixtures are mostly good apart from Chelsea.

      Expected to see him in more WC teams - is it the price point putting people off?

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Def a great option

        Not in that many teams because most want Kane & Iheanacho as their first 2 strikers and then there is so much value in midfield (particularly if people want TAA) that going 3-5-2 makes sense

      2. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Looks ok if he stays on pitch

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

        Yes, I can understand most playing a 3-5-2 with the number of great options in midfield.

        He seems to have played most games recently, so would appear to be fairly nailed.

      4. Tango74
          3 months, 17 days ago

          I have had lacca singe GW29 and it had paid off and now auba has malaria he is nailed ??

          1. No Kane No Gain
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Nailed but a risk of rotation..

        • fusen
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          I brought him in on my wildcard last week, was instantly rewarded and have no intention of getting rid of him until he starts blanking.

          The key is though that I don't have Salah in my midfield, I have the usual 4 then Maddison which gave me the extra cash.

          If Jota isn't enough cover and Salah starts scoring hattricks then I may need to either move Bruno or Laca out

      5. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Would you play Foden this week or shift out to Lucas Moura for a -4? Is for this week only as whoever I have will be transferred out next week.

        1. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          I’d roll the dice on the transfer

          1. The Knights Template
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Me too. Avoids Fodenfreude too.

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

          I've backed Moura over Son, but that was because the extra funds gave me a better WC team - I don't think I'd take a hit for him

        3. Mr. O'Connell
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          I don't think Foden starts and taking a hit for a player with a DGW is as good as any. Do it.

        4. FeverPitch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Depends on quality of first sub imo. If decent wouldn't take the -4, otherwise probably go for it

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

        What to do with this defensive bunch (0.0m in the bank)?:
        Digne-Stone-Veltman-Konsa-Dallas

        I like the fixtures for Konsa and Veltman next week, so I could do:

        A) Stones+Dallas to Shaw+Holding
        B) Stones+Dallas to Shaw+Masuaku
        C) Any suggestions?

      7. AD2110
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Are we likely to find out the double gameweek fixtures in 35 anytime soon? Planning on using my WC for 33 so would be nice if they were released!

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          No WC left so hoping they delay as long as possible to cause mayhem and carnage. Sorry.

        2. Groß Misconduct
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Gonna depend mostly on the cup action. I'd nearly say Leicester and United for a double is a sure thing. Villa/Everton could be pushed to 27?

            1. The Knights Template
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              I don't think that will happen.

              1. Groß Misconduct
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  All about that 'fans for a home game' situation really I suppose. If you don't already I'd check out @BenCrellin on Twitter. He does a great job with Fixture predictions, and he's been fairly spot on all season
                  https://twitter.com/BenCrellin

                  1. The Knights Template
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    Personally I'd love to go back to 27 but someone stole my TARDIS.

          • Gun gun
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Hi peeps,

            If you have alonso and stones in your starting lineup, but due to rotation
            Will you do a -4 to sell neto to saka or maddison and bench either alonso/stones instead ?

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

            I need to pick 1 defender and 1 attacker from these, which 2 would you pick? Thanks

            Coady v Sheff Utd,
            Rudiger v BHA (already playing Alonso & Mendy) or
            Holding v Fulham

            Plus 1 of

            Greenwood v Burnley or
            Maddison v WBA (already playing Nacho and Vardy)

            1. Mr. O'Connell
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Holding
              Greenwood

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

                Thanks bud

          • davidfromkent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            FPL hasn't changed for me and the idea of pressure or fatigue seems ridiculous when you consider the pressures of life in lock down on families and friends and those who have had to survive alone with no support.

            The one big change i made was to stop watching all the video content and reading of the majority of articles, only those like this which don't drone on and on with all the pro's and con's of who to select and statistics remain of any interest at all.

            I too don't watch every game now choosing to do other things, even when my players are involved often just having score notifications on which is enough. The saturation of football on TV, which is something i don't agree with, will hopefully and likely change when supporters can return to grounds and a more realistic TV schedule with many fewer games will emerge.

            One thing i have learned from playing Bundesliga where i sit in the top 12000 and GAFR Championship currently ranked around 300, is that i do not need statistics, which i have never used, to watch matches, or frankly to really know anything other than fixtures and my own analysis. In FPL i currently sit around 175000 which is a very poor season for me, i have finished in the top 100000 six out of 9 seasons prior with 3 of those in the top 30000, this is as a result of some very poor decisions and i will aim not to replicate them next season which i already am looking forward to.

            Thanks for the article though i am sure there are many who will be able to associate with it.

            1. The Knights Template
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              What if I told you the statistics were underlying?

              1. davidfromkent
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                What if i told you statistics are historical and i have never used them in any fantasy football game. I also sit in 5824th is Sky Fantasy Football, they are a massive distraction from my perspective. The only thing i now use regularly on here is the Season Ticker which is an excellent tool.

                Statistics of any kind in any walk of life can be used to create a variety of arguments and are never conclusive in my opinion. Football is random, albeit form and fixtures can point to likely outcomes, players do well when you least expect them to and vice versa fail, statistics cannot tell you that is going to happen one match to the next.

                However i respect that everyone has there own perspective and that is of course what makes the world go round.

                1. TheDragon
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  Statistics tell you how likely something is to happen - not what will definitely happen. That’s still incredibly useful

                  1. davidfromkent
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    As i say we all have our own perspective and whilst many would agree with your point i choose not to use them.

            2. fusen
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              What do you actually use to make judgements then as you just mentioned you don't read articles, watch games or read stats.

              Are you just picking players based on historical ability?

              1. davidfromkent
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                As i allude to in a previous reply, form and fixtures predominated by form but i use gut feeling a lot, i know that is not a satisfactory explanation for most but i am intuitive and it is on those occasions that when don't do what i feel is right i fail and make the poor decisions.

                A recent example was GW30, i had on my transfer planner to do Veltman to TAA, somehow i got deflected from that and chose to bring in Werner for Watkins, history tells the story.

                Misfortune plays a part on occasions when events are out of one's control, this past GW32, Cresswell off injured, Saka off injured, Neto off injured, De Bruyne didn't play neither did Werner with Antonio on the bench injured, all the statistics in the world cannot point you in that direction.

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

                Incidentally i do watch some games just not all of them, i love football lol, there is just too much on TV this season. I didn't watch Liverpool or Man City in the UCL this week, i couldn't be bothered.

          • Flynny
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Schoolboy error and priced out of Sterling to Bruno due to Sterling price drop last night.

            Who do I get to replace Sterling here? Want someone who I can be confident starts most games and reasonably differential!

            Salah sterling son jota lingard

            Thanks

            1. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Moura? Then switch to Maddison next week?

            2. Mr. O'Connell
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Greenwood?

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

              Do you have any other planned transfers which could be moved forward to free up the cash you need for Bruno?

              A hit could even pay off, you never know.

              1. Flynny
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Cheers.....would love greenwood but doesn't seen nailed. May not even start this weekend

                Moura perhaps....

                There is no hit I'd want to make....cheers

          • craigbullen91
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Thoughts?

            A. Bench Fofana - Play Rudiger
            B. Bench Rudiger - Play Fofana
            C. Sell Fofana for Coady and play Coady, benching Rudger.

          • Lignja
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Mendy
            Rudiger, Coady, Shaw, Holding
            Salah, Son, Jota, Bruno
            Kane, Ihenacho

            Forster, Gudnogan, Phlips, DCL

            a. save
            b. DCl to Bamfrod (use BB)
            c. DCL, Gudogan to Bamford, Lignard -4 (use BB)

            1. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              With Gundog a risk I think it needs to be A or C

              1. Maddamotha
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Gundo injured?

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

                Thanks, on C atm, just now geting idea from you with ASM, forward can be Cavani in that case, but also unsecure for bb...

          • RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Morning all. What to do here? A would be a bench boost. B I would reverse next week.

            A. Gundog+DCL >> Laca+Saka/ASM (-4)
            B. Salah/Bruno >> Son
            C. Roll FT.

            Mendy
            TAA. Shaw. Coady
            Salah. Bruno. Lingard. Jota. Gundog
            Kane. Iheanacho
            (Forster, Holding, Rudiger, DCL**)

          • Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            I know it’s silly because TV doesn’t really matter at this stage with no chips left but I’m resentful of the fact that I lost 0.2m last night on my planned move 🙁

            1. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Even after being on WC, I have managed to lose 0.2 on Maja this week! 😆

              1. Don Kloppeone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Impressive stuff! How come so keen to keep him?

                1. Holmes
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  I will get rid but didnt expect him to drop. First drop was a surprise, then I thought, he has just dropped, wouldnt drop again and couple of days back, he did drop again... 😀

                  1. Don Kloppeone
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    Has been one of those seasons!

            2. Tango74
                3 months, 17 days ago

                I know feeling of leaving transfers late. But I always leave last min now to ensures no injuries

                May I ask who the players are and why you left ?

                1. Don Kloppeone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  Sterling > Son

                  Just waited in case of news/ injuries to rest of squad tbh

                  1. Tango74
                      3 months, 17 days ago

                      Only move to make at mo for you

              • KANTEnders
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                BB this lot or TC Kane in GW32?

                Forster, mendy
                TAA,Holding,Dias,Rudiger,Coady
                Son,Salah,JLingz,Jota,Mahrez
                Bamford,Kane,Iheanacho

                Cheers!

                1. Mr. O'Connell
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  TC

                2. Groß Misconduct
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    get the bench boost out of the way while you've got the starters I think. You can downgrade to cheap later if you need, and save that TC for the next DGW

                3. Mr. O'Connell
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  Having achieved red arrows on WC1, WC2 and Triple Captain, aiming for a 4th this week on BB.

                  Have a bad feeling that FA Cup injuries, rotation and clubs prioritizing other comps may screw me over given the timing of the deadline, but if 14/15 play, then I guess I'm happy.

                  Martinez
                  Azpi, Rudiger, Holding
                  Son, Bruno, Mount, Jota, Lingard
                  Ihenacho, Kane (c)

                  Forster, Vardy, Dawson, Phillips

                  Would anyone else cancel the BB? Still have FH for any DGW which I'm planning to use as a hail mary to salvage something from this season.

                  1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    Bench boost is a lottery. I did mine a two weeks ago. Got about 5 points of it. If I'd done it last week would have got 25.Hate the chip. Glad it's gone for me.

                    1. Mr. O'Connell
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 17 days ago

                      Cheers that's a fair point. Same thing will happen to me no doubt - had 25 points on the bench last week (albeit on WC) so I'm expecting about 4 points this week. Won't be sad to see the back of it.

                4. TeddiPonza
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  Wildcard draft.

                  Martinez Forster
                  TAA Shaw Coufal Diop Holding
                  Salah Bruno Son Jota Lingard
                  Kane Nacho Vydra

                  0,0m in bank. Anything you would change here?

                  1. John Nerdelbaum
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    I would definitely not go double West Ham defence

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

                      Or Martinez

                  2. The Knights Template
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    Change the template? Not on your life! Arise, Sir Teddiponza!

                  3. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    Maybe veltman. Brighton have a nice game in 33

                5. DonBenzema
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    Would you transfer in Region in for any of these lot?

                    Dias, Shaw, Rudiger, Targett (great fixture next GW), Struijk

                    1. DonBenzema
                        3 months, 17 days ago

                        *Reguilon

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

                        I don't think we can say WBA is a great fixture for CS prospects anymore

                      • Tango74
                          3 months, 17 days ago

                          I have a ft and don’t trust regalion even with 2 games

                          Try coady or fofana

                          Now see spurs get. 2 CS 🙂

                      • LewanGOALski
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 17 days ago

                        Does this hit (-4) look sensible?

                        Gundo & DCL ➡ Lingard & Lacazette

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

                          Yes

                        2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                          • 9 Years
                          3 months, 17 days ago

                          Yes very.

                        3. The Knights Template
                          • 7 Years
                          3 months, 17 days ago

                          Nice one.

                        4. The Point About It Is
                          • 9 Years
                          3 months, 17 days ago

                          oh yes

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

                        Can I get a G2G?

                        Leno
                        Azpi, TAA, Coady
                        Gundo, Bruno, Jota, Salah, Son
                        Kane, Nacho

                        Forster Dias, Holding, Vydra

                        1. TheDragon
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 17 days ago

                          Beautiful team for this week (on paper!)

                          I’m playing Dias over Rudiger currently (I guess Azpi has a bit more attacking threat)

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

                            Yeh I'm slightly torn between Azpi and Dias. Chelsea *should* be good for a CS, but recent displays haven't inspired confidence.

                      • timawflowers
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 17 days ago

                        bring in greenwood or pogba?

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

                          What's the appeal on either?

                        2. The Point About It Is
                          • 9 Years
                          3 months, 17 days ago

                          Greenwood failed my eye test last night

                      • Bobby_Baggio
                        • 10 Years
                        3 months, 17 days ago

                        If you still have WC and BB when are you thinking to use them?

                        1. Groß Misconduct
                            3 months, 17 days ago

                            BB 35/36

                            1. The Road to Turfdom
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 17 days ago

                              is there likely to be a double? or just based on your own team's fixtures? thanks

                              1. Groß Misconduct
                                  3 months, 17 days ago

                                  There's a very good chance the FA Cup final will be scheduled around then, pushing CHE/MCI or LEI/SOU to one of the two gameweeks for a double.
                                  And sorry I meant Free Hit. My bad

                          • Maddamotha
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 17 days ago

                            Which option would you deem the best here? 1FT. 0.9ITB

                            A) Bamford > Nacho
                            B) Dallas > Shaw/Castagne
                            C) Cancelo, Gundo > Shaw, Jota -4
                            D) Smth else!?

                            Mendy
                            Coufal, Dallas, Cancelo
                            Bruno, Son, Gundo, Lingard, KDB
                            Bamford, Kane

                            Steert, Targett, Struijk, Brewster

                            1. Jimbo-Jones
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 17 days ago

                              Honestly C for me. Normally wouldn't take a hit but both Gundo and Cancelo may not play, and Shaw/Jota should easily outscore Targett/Strujik by 4.
                              As per my post below, I can't see how Gundo gets many mins in Prem, given how important he is and how many cup games they have in the coming weeks.

                              1. Maddamotha
                                • 4 Years
                                3 months, 17 days ago

                                Normally I don't take hits as well. Have my WC too which I will use very soon obviously.. but it might still pay off.

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

                                I would think Cancelo starts this one. Benched midweek in CL..but you never know with Pep.

                          • Jimbo-Jones
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 17 days ago

                            I kept Gundo on WC because he's so cheap and I didn't mind benching him.
                            But with their upcoming Cup fixtures, do we see him getting any starts at all in Prem?

                            Apr 17 : FA Cup Semi (Che)
                            Wed 21 : Prem (avl)
                            Sun 25 : League Cup Final (tot)
                            Wed 28 : CL Semi (PSG)
                            Sat 1 : Prem (cry)
                            Tue 4 : CL Semi (PSG)
                            Sat 8 : Prem (CHE)
                            Wed 12 : Prem (new)
                            Sat 15 : Prem (bha)

                            (Sat 15 : FA Cup Final)
                            (Sat 29 : CL Final)

                            1. Groß Misconduct
                                3 months, 17 days ago

                                Jesus, winning the league so early was pretty necessary for them. what a crazy squad.
                                Maybe he starts Chelsea and a random one somewhere else. Only problem with Gundo is he could come on for 15mins some week and kill your team with a 1 pointer

                              • Maddamotha
                                • 4 Years
                                3 months, 17 days ago

                                Very difficult to guess what Pep will do....

                            2. Groß Misconduct
                                3 months, 17 days ago

                                Finally getting around to dumping my City boys.
                                Is it worth taking a -8 to switch DeBruyne to Salah?
                                I've already brought in JLingz for Gundo.

                                1. Jimbo-Jones
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  3 months, 17 days ago

                                  Hard to tell without seeing your team, but I probably wouldn't take -8 just to get Salah in.

                                2. The Road to Turfdom
                                  • 5 Years
                                  3 months, 17 days ago

                                  not for me

                                3. Groß Misconduct
                                    3 months, 17 days ago

                                    it'll be Watkins and Raphina on the bench. I think I agree with you guys, he'll be in next week anyway

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

                                    Do it next week for -4

                                4. arkom
                                  • 4 Years
                                  3 months, 17 days ago

                                  What to do guys? Is Son essential to this GW? I'm not sure if I want to sacrifice Bruno. Doubt that Son will play full minutes in both games.. Maybe 81 + 27 or something like that.

                                  Martinez / Pickford
                                  Requilon / Digne / Gresswell / Phillips / Dunk
                                  Salah / Lingard / Bruno / Gundogan / Rapinha
                                  Kane / Watkins / DCL

                                  1 FT
                                  0,3£ ITB

                                  A) Just DCL to Nacho
                                  B) DCL & Cress --> Nacho & TAA/Shaw
                                  C) Other?

                                  1. arkom
                                    • 4 Years
                                    3 months, 17 days ago

                                    D) Gundo --> Moura

                                5. Monster Muppets
                                    3 months, 17 days ago

                                    Looking for that last (cheap) midfielder to enable Trent on my WC. Got 6.5 available and already have lingard.
                                    Looking at next 2-4 rounds would you go:

                                    - Traore
                                    - Bowen
                                    - Pereira
                                    - Other?

                                    1. GE
                                      • 4 Years
                                      3 months, 17 days ago

                                      Bowen

                                    2. The Road to Turfdom
                                      • 5 Years
                                      3 months, 17 days ago

                                      Saka

                                  • GE
                                    • 4 Years
                                    3 months, 17 days ago

                                    Bench headache, correct first XI and bench order?

                                    Mendy
                                    TAA/Shaw/Holding
                                    Salah/Bruno/Son/Lingard/Jota
                                    Kane/Nacho

                                    Bench: Forster, Rudiger, Dias, Vydra