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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

Does early FPL team news really provide an advantage?

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. GW32 Breakout Players
    Geoff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Who do you think will find form this GW, stepping up with a big score, and why?



    Maybe someone who hasn’t scored well lately, has very low ownership, or is being broadly overlooked in the community.

    

Have you seen something in someone’s play or in their stats to make you think they could be ready for a breakout GW?



    Extra points if you give a solid explanation for your pick.

    1. aleksios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Saka and Greenwood.Somehow i feel for both since Monday.

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      ALLAN SAINT MAXIMUM 😀

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Justification: we are desperate so will attack. He’s our best player by a mile. And West Ham have defensive midfield (no Rice) and defensive issues (no Cresswell most likely)

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Greenwood

      Burnley defence is horrid recently and away from home they have been extremely gungho. It worked against Palace and Everton but flooded against Spurs and Southampton. There will be goals in that game and Greenwood is back scoring again.

      Cavani another great option with an eye for goal but think space likely to be out wider where Greenwood will be

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        You've convinced me - I'm selling Gundogan for Greenwood.

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Hope it goes well

          The one match I doubt most is Liverpool in 34 where OGS might set up as he did against Spurs.

          Just can't decide here. Might well end up on Maddison - thinking more of 33-35 and just taking it on the chin this week.

    4. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Cavani - form and fixture
      Pulisic - the next bandwagon (stats + form)

    5. wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Willian Jose

      1. ritzyd
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Wierdly i'm super temped to bring him in to replace antonio. Nothing but a gut feel as wolves look poor going forward and his stats are terrible. Will probably end up with cavani though.

        1. wulfrunian
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Go with Cavani!

    6. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Sadio Mane. He is due

    7. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Alonso - expect him to start vs Brighton if Chilwell makes his 4th start in a row vs Man City on Saturday. Vs an improving Brighton defence I think Alonso's height will be a useful asset in a low scoring game. Classic Alonso 15 pointer in a 1-0 win coming up.

    8. LegendMoon
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Lacazette, but hopefully he will wait a week until I can get him in !

    9. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      mason mount,brilliant player,kai and pulisic finding form on the end of his wizardry vs a crap brighton..

    10. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Maguire to avenge his perfectly good disallowed goal last time out vs Burnley... 🙂

      ...But also picking up his 10th booking just before the 32 game threshold to get his 2 match ban 🙁

      Also - Greenwood to hattrick - kid’s got the bit between his teeth of late & means business, trying to make up for a poor first half of the season (Just need Ole to start him bough & not do any funny business)

    11. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Lacazette, he's in good form, scoring goals and should get some chances playing against Fulham.

    12. Lemongrab
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Gabriel Martinelli

      He's supremely talented, had issues with injuries this season but looks fit finally and didn't play last night (apart from 10 mins off the bench) so I expect him to start and cause Fulham problems.

    13. SH@KTIMAAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Bruno, Alonso and Aurier

    14. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Matty Pereira. Because West Brom look different gravy attacking-wise after the international break, they had three weeks to work on it. On set pieces and makes the team tick. They're not a good team but they won't go down without a fight.

    15. tets mcgee (BSC Small boys-…
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      bowen

    16. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Vardy to put his favourite opponents to the sword as West Brom rush forward, buoyed by recent performances

  2. El_Gigante
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Martinez
    Dias, Cresswell*, Rudiger
    Salah, Bruno, Son, Lingard, Raph*
    Kane, Nacho

    Forster, Digne, Brewster, Konsa

    No FTs left. Afraid both Cresswell and Raph will be out and Dias or Rudiger will get rotated. Take a -4 for Cresswell > Holding / Coady? Doing FH in 33

  3. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Repost. Best move?

    A. Gundog+DCL >> Laca+Saka (-4)
    BENCH BOOST.

    B. Salah/Bruno >> Son
    Reverse next week.

    C. Roll FT.

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

    1. Bubbles1985
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      B - Salah

    2. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      A or C. I'd definitely not do the Salah one at least.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Salah is the easiest buy back with no value in him. But hard to lose I agree. Tough calls

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          ya keep salah

    3. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      DCL & Gudo to Son & cheapie?

      play Hold/Rud?

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Not possible sadly. Any other suggestions?

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          I do get the selling Gundo part but for a hit you want it to be worth it... then again no game in 33

          A does look good. I'd Laca capt last week & just feel he'll do well again

          With Holding & Rudiger on your bench a hit seems unnecessary... losing Salah or Bruno vs Lee & Bur doesnt appeal either tho... feck me it's a hard 1

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            It is. A would be bench boost, hence the hit mate?

  4. Rhodes your boat
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Play areola or Martinez?

    1. Quan MisTaka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Same Dilemma. I currently have Areola playing due to the easy idea that city are better than Aresnal. However, with City potentially resting so many players, Martinez being Martinez and Aresnal riding high off europe....

    2. Podorsky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Martinez for save points.

    3. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Martinez

    4. Bubi
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Emi

  5. Podorsky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Digne or Dallas, never, ever bench Dallas, right?

    1. Quan MisTaka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      NBD

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Dallas ... first in the team sheet

  6. Bubbles1985
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    GTG?

    Schmeichel
    TAA Rudiger Coady
    Bruno Son(vc) Lingard Mount Jota
    Kane(tc) Vardy

    Forster Masuaku Davis Mitchell

    I have 0.2itb and 1ft
    Save transfer this week..?

    Cheers!

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      gtg for sure. only thing in these covid times... C/vc in the one set of games?

      1. Bubbles1985
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        On a normal week i completely agree but TC is active.

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          true, GL!

  7. kennethrhcp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    A: Start Cresswell (new) & Dallas 1st sub (LIV)
    B: Start Dallas as Cresswell is a doubt & might not play 90mins if he does start
    C: Cresswell out for a -4 (can afford anyone) & Dallas 1st sub

    WC next week

    1. Quan MisTaka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      A i think. If Cresswell is a doubt i dont think he starts or comes on

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        cheers

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      B probably mate. I think we score with Wilson and ASM back and West Ham weakened. C with TAA would be tempting but harder as you WC next

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        i love your confidence in your team Raf 🙂

        ya with WC C seems a poor option

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          The Saint is back 🙂 what you think above mate?

          1. kennethrhcp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            missed it. replied now. damn work got in the way 🙂

            1. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              Haha 🙂

    3. Bubbles1985
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Cresswell is out for 3 weeks

      1. Quan MisTaka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Is this confirmed???

      2. Bubbles1985
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        So B

      3. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        scout tweets say dif today i think

    4. Il Capitano
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Similar dilemma for me, going to start Cress most likely (Digne sub), can't see him being risked from the bench if he's not fit enough to start

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          thats it... my fear is a gambled start & 15mins off

        2. Quan MisTaka
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Ive now been convinced to bench. West ham havn't been the best at the back anyway, nevermind the cameo risk

          1. kennethrhcp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            I'll join you!

            thanks all

    5. fusen
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      I'm currently benching

      Maddison, Dias, Azpil

      What is all that chatter about a strong squad of 15 giving you benching headaches? 😀

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Nightmare

      2. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Yes, I think a lot of us have given ourselves this headache ...

    6. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Play Areola or Martinez?

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Marty

      2. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Martinez

    7. Il Capitano
        3 months, 19 days ago

        0FT - 3.3m ITB

        Martinez
        Stones Cresswell* Azpi
        Son Bruno Lingard Jota
        Kane (TC) Bamford Nacho

        Fabri - ESR Digne Targett

        Safe to assume Cresswell either starts and plays the 90 or doesn't feature at all? Makes sense to start play him over Digne?

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Don’t think it’s safe to assume

        2. COW
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Think hes out.

          Question: What made you pick Kane as TC more than Son? You chasing or playing it safe?

          1. Il Capitano
              3 months, 19 days ago

              I think Kane will score more points, simple as.

          2. TheDragon
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Never assume - it makes an ass of U and me.

          3. Il Capitano
              3 months, 19 days ago

              Hmm... more pessimism over starting Cress than expected. Will have to check Moyes previous for subbing his full backs before I decide.

            • Corgzzzz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              Mate as a WHU fan, all the forums are saying Cresswell out for 2/3 weeks..........

              1. Il Capitano
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Yeah, did see the chatter earlier in the week. Moyes seemed to be playing down the severity in his presser?

            • AC Yew
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              These moves worth a -8?

              Gundo Raphinha DCL --> Lingard Moura Iheanacho.
              WC still to play.
              If not which 2 moves

              1. BrockLanders
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Gundo to Ling and DCL to Nacho. Wouldn't bother with Moura personally

                1. AC Yew
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Thanks my thoughts too
                  Good luck!

            • PogBruno
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              G2G or would you start Rudiger over anyone from the starting XI ?

              Mendy
              TAA Coady Shaw
              Salah Jota Maddison Son LucasMoura
              Kane (c) Nacho
              - Rudiger Wood Konsa

              1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Class! Just missing POG/BRUNO

                1. PogBruno
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Thnx mate, Son to Bruno next week.

                  Confident Bruno won't go big as stats show, when playing alongside Pogba.

                  1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    Would you do Bruno >> Son above? Would need a hit to get him back though

                    1. PogBruno
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 19 days ago

                      I would do and stick with Son over Bruno, as Spurs have much better fixtures than us.

                      And only worry not owning Bruno should be against the Leeds game, but they defend alright at home.

            • Jam0sh
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              Hello guys. Still contemplating my options to accommodate Son or go without him.

              Mendy
              Rüdiger, TAA, Dias, Holding
              Salah, Bruno, Jota, Lingard
              Nacho, Kane

              Subs: Forster --- DCL, Raphinha, Veltman --- 1 FT, 0 itb

              A) Save FT
              B) Bruno -> Son for free
              C) DCL & Jota -> Vydra & Son (-4)

              1. wulfrunian
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                I would get Son.It's tough how.

              2. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                I’m considering Bruno/Salah >> Son above. If he blanks tonight I’ll be furious though

                1. Jam0sh
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  I will keep Salah. Bruno transer is the one I'd consider as he has looked a bit fatigued recently

                  1. Rabb05
                      3 months, 19 days ago

                      I'm doing bruno > son and will bring bruno back for gw 35 after spurs have played SHU and utd have played Liverpool.

              3. Quan MisTaka
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Would you start Dias this week over Holding or Rudiger?

                1. COW
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  I'd just play him. Usually doesn't come on if he doesn't start - so having one of the other 2 on the bench is good enough.

                  1. Quan MisTaka
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    Cheers! Would you have Bamford first sub over Holding?

                    1. COW
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 19 days ago

                      Hard one. I'd say more chance of a CS on Holding than Bamf scoring.

              4. drughi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Maybe a good idea to keep intrest up in fpl all season is to shorten it ? From 38 gameweeks to maybe 28 or something.

              5. Riggs
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Is Foster Iheanacho Fofana and Dawson good for BB? Only worries are Leicester and Chelsea play for the cup after the deadline and anything can happen in terms of injuries...

              6. Hungry Singh
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Sterling to Son for a hit?

                Thanks folks!

                1. ThorntonReed
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  I would!

              7. Weeb Kakashi
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Lacazette has great fixtures and form. But how likely is he to start the next 4 fixtures?

                He has played a lot recently and could get rested in one of those with Europa lurking?

                Isnt someone like Richarlison better with a double and no blank later?

                1. BrockLanders
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  No. Laca will more than likely start most games for Arsenal

                  1. Weeb Kakashi
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    The fixture congestion is a bit too much mate for one striker to play all games. Have a look

                2. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Everton look right off it.

                  Think Cavani may be an option. Some risk of rotation perhaps and only middling fixtures but it looks to me the games he's missed are more injury driven and OGS is not one to rotate for the sake of it. Greenwood more at risk if he resorts to a double pivot with Pogba further upfield.

                  1. Weeb Kakashi
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    Yes i have gone with Cavani. He looks the most lively of the United lot.
                    Third spot is either for Laca OR Nacho. Can go with Laca and Madders too. But Laca being on pens is attractive (Saka and Pepe draw a lot of fouls). Fixtures are great too. But Europa is more important to them so can see Laca missing out 1 or 2 of the next 4.

              8. Pep Roulette
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Hey fam!

                A. Cancelo to TAA for -4
                B. Play Cancelo (Dunk backup). Do A for free next week.

                1. ThorntonReed
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  B

                2. COW
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  B

                3. Pep Roulette
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Cheers both

              9. ThorntonReed
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                BB this team?

                Mendy
                Coufal Coady Holding
                Son Salah Lingard Jota Fernandes
                Kane Iheanacho

                Forster Fofana Phillips Vydra

                It's not brilliant but I dunno if I'm gonna get a better chance to field 15 players...

                1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  2 6 2 2 imo

                  1. ThorntonReed
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    Could be worse!

              10. DavidBadWillie
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Is this the best time to play trip captain on Kane??

                  Do we think he plays both with the cup final 4 days later??

                  1. COW
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    If they want to keep CL hopes up they need to play Kane every week.

                • Hooky
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  How do you get rid of the ads on the side bar? I can't see any of the comments or tweets etc.

                • TeddiPonza
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Front 8 on WC
                  Son Salah Jota Lingard X
                  Kane Nacho Y

                  Which combo is better:

                  A. Bruno and Vydra(which would be benched most of the time)
                  B. Greenwood/Pogba and Lacazette (benching dilemma)

                  Have BB to play.

                  Thanks.

                  1. OLEgend
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    B since you have BB

                • OneDennisBergkamp
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  play Martinez (MCI) or bring in Lloris (-2) for the double?

                  1. OLEgend
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    Martinez

                  2. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    Martinez - I considered Lloris too

                • wildnothing
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Gtg or play Lingard instead of Mount?

                  Mendy
                  TAA Alonso Reguilon Saiss
                  Son (vc) Bruno Mount Jota
                  Kane (tc) Iheanacho

                  Forster Lingard Wood Phillips

                  1. PascalCygan
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    Definitely find a way of playing Lingard v Newcastle. Maybe for Saiss or Mount

                  2. jonnybhoy
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    Have to play Lingard

                • OLEgend
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Bale to Son or Mahrez to Son keeping Bale?

                  1. PascalCygan
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    Might as well keep Bale this week. Every chance he gets a game against a leaky Saints team. So I’d do the Mahrez move.

                    1. OLEgend
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 19 days ago

                      Thanks

                • RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Crazy one but... Start Holding or Gundog?

                  1. PascalCygan
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    I’d be tempted to start Holding. I’m trying to find a way of starting him!

                  2. Gazza2000
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    Gundo mate

                  3. Corgzzzz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    Blimey mate, you have some really tough decisions to make this GW...............Solely on the basis that I feel Gundo may do another cameo appearance I would start Holding...........bookies showing Arsenal at odds on for a CS.

                    (PS I have swapped holding to 1st sub from Rudi )

                    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 19 days ago

                      Good stuff. What do you think for Newc vs West Ham? Any chance of giving us 3 points please??

                      1. Corgzzzz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 19 days ago

                        I have not bought Lingard into my team which has obviously been a mistake but I do believe we have been playing well over our XG, and with all the injuries we now have I see plenty of goals, and I predict a 2-2, we have conceded 7 goals in our last 3.

                        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 19 days ago

                          I’d take that! Would love a win to ease the pressure as our next few fixtures are really hard.

                          Still hate Bruce! Haha

                • PascalCygan
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Good article. I’ve been trying to do a lot of that this season.

                  Switching off for periods has helped, trying to concentrate my time spent on FPL into contained periods (although it still dominates my thinking even when I’m not on!)

                  And while I’m on social media a fair bit, I’m not in the FPL Twittersphere. I just come here and listen to FFS and Always Cheating podcasts. Find that helps too.

                  Even though I’ve clawed my way back from an overall rank in the millions to top 30k, this season has just been exhausting and I’m looking forward to it ending! A month or so without FPL will be good for my mental well-being!

                • Halftime
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  I have a forward line of DCL, Nacho and Kane. Is it worth taking a -4 to go DCL to Vardy or Lacazette?

                  1. Corgzzzz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    Looking at your team, I would suggest getting rid of Auba for Son, which has a much higher ceiling for points return this GW.

                    1. Halftime
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 19 days ago

                      I agree, I already used my FT for that move. What about DCL?

                      1. Corgzzzz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 19 days ago

                        Oh OK, good move, in that case I would do DCL to Lacca, as Auba will be out for a couple of weeks and fixtures are great.

                        1. Halftime
                          • 9 Years
                          3 months, 19 days ago

                          Good idea, thanks

                • ELMEO
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Start which 2 of the following (must include one def):

                  A. Castagne (wba, h)
                  B. Rudiger (bha, h)
                  C. Holding (ful, h)
                  D. Gundogan (avl, a)
                  E. Wood (mun, a)

                  Thanks...

                  1. COW
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    B. Rudiger (bha, h)
                    C. Holding (ful, h)