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How the top 10k FPL managers set their teams up for Blank Gameweek 33

A portion of Fantasy Premier League managers in the top 10,000 have sold their Tottenham Hotspur assets for Blank Gameweek 33.

Ryan Mason’s men are one of four clubs not in action in the current round of action and, despite a Gameweek 34 meeting with Sheffield United, Harry Kane (£11.8m) and Son Heung-min (£9.5m) have been sold by some.

In Double Gameweek 32, the former was the most popular forward in the top 10k, owned by 99.2% at that level.

Double Gameweek 32

Blank Gameweek 33

However, as you can see from the graphic above, Kane’s top-10k ownership has dropped off by 19.4 percentage points.

That decline is sure to be made up of transfers out more so than recent poor performance considering Kane was a heavily backed captain and Triple Captain last time out and scored 12 points.

Meanwhile, Son has gone from the most popular midfielder in the top 10k to the fifth-most between deadlines.

84.4% of the top 10k owned the South Korean international for Double Gameweek 32, dropping by 14.4 percentage points between the two most recent deadlines.

It is also worth noting that Rúben Dias (£6.2m) has finally left the template at this level. For Double Gameweek 32, he had clung onto 31.1% ownership but is no longer among the top-five defenders.

Salah appears to have picked up some of the Son sellers considering his top-10k ownership has increased by 11.1 percentage points between Double Gameweek 32 and Blank Gameweek 33.

Diogo Jota (£7.0m) may have taken on some of those managers, as he increased his top-10k ownership from 66.8% to 72.7% between the two most recent deadlines.

Up-front Kelechi Iheanacho (£6.1m) appears to have benefitted from Kane sellers, rising from 78.3% top-10k ownership to 88.7%, making him the most popular forward at this level for Blank Gameweek 33.

Patrick Bamford (£6.5m) has also been sacrificed to bring Iheanacho in. He has been replaced in the top 10k’s template by Ollie Watkins (£6.6m).

Crucially, Jamie Vardy (£10.2m) has picked up some former Kane owners but has not managed to break into the top-three most-popular forwards for the top 10k, indicating his relative differential status at this level.

Meanwhile, Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m) is back to the summit of FPL defenders in the top 10k, with 61.3% ownership in this rank bracket.

Vardy also looks to be a differential in the Blank Gameweek 33 captaincy conversation too.

4.8% of the top 10k have put their armband on the Leicester striker, who has two double-digit hauls in his last four matches.

Salah is the clear favourite in that respect as he prepares to face Newcastle on Saturday lunchtime.

Two goals in his last two starts and a rest in Double Gameweek 32 has encouraged 65.7% of the top 10k to captain him for Blank Gameweek 33.

That makes for a majority of 56.6 percentage points over Iheanacho, this week’s runner up in the top-10k captaincy debate.

12.0% of them made him their skipper for the Monday-night meeting with a rather obliging Crystal Palace outfit.

8.4% have kept faith in Bruno Fernandes (£11.6m) despite recent defensive improvements and his two attacking returns in seven matches.

Meanwhile, 2.2% have trusted Alexander-Arnold’s recent reliable form for the captaincy. He has produced 52 points in his last seven, working out at 7.4 per match.

We have two players over 100% effective ownership for Blank Gameweek 33, namely Salah and Iheanacho.

The Egyptian’s figure at this level is 147.5% while Iheanacho has crept just over that threshold with 100.4%.

The chips were used sparingly for Blank Gameweek 33, perhaps out of necessity more than anything else.

Just 7.2% of the top 10k have a Free Hit left to use and are holding it in reserve, perhaps a sensible decision with Double Gameweeks expected to be announced soon.

The Wildcard was the most popular this week, with 2.5% at this level pulling the trigger on a new squad.

Accordingly, 72.2% of the top 10k have now exhausted their chip supply while 24.5% have just one left to use.

Anyone just outside of this rank bracket holding onto any of their chips ahead of the final matches of the season run-in will find encouragement in those pieces of data.

Finally, a look at the latest Wildcard template makes for interesting reading.

Emiliano Martínez (£5.4m) remains the most popular goalkeeper for such managers while Alexander-Arnold is joined in the top-three defenders by Stuart Dallas (£5.2m) and Timothy Castagne (£5.7m).

Crucially, 55.0% of these managers have held onto Kane despite his lack of match in Blank Gameweek 33 and ongoing injury situation.

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384 Comments Post a Comment
  1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Any ideas for my FT?

    Mendy
    Azpi TAA Coady Dallas
    Salah Son Lingard
    Nacho Kane(c) Silva

    Bench: Greenwood Pogba Konsa
    1.4m ITB

    Considering Konsa > Coleman

    1. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Who is Silva?

      1. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        The Wolves sub?

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Yes

  2. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    So Arsenal bought Luiz as reinforcement of their defense and sold Martinez.

    Well done

    1. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      That’s like saying united signed Dan James as an attacking reinforcement and sold Ronaldo. The two things didn’t happen at the same time and have no relevance.

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        1 year apart and under same owner and same manager. That is connection for me

        1. No Professionals
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Well it wasn’t the same manager was it, arteta joined 6 months after luiz

          1. Konstaapeli
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Daniel in the mud. 😆

            1. Scholes Out Forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              constantly exposed for 11 years lol

  3. HD7
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    I still have the BB chip. GW35 best option to use it?

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

      We will see when the fixtures are confirmed.

    2. leeboy104
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Think so, although possible rotation could be a killer and somewhat nullify the BB. I'm likely to WC34 and BB35.

        1. Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Yeah, waiting for the doubles myself as well. Aim is to have more then 18 pts from my bench

          1. Going Home
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Really overrated chip imo. Some stories of it paying off huge. But to me it ends up with loads of cash just sat on the bench. In the future I think I’ll just play it when I’ve got a genuine benching headache and hope for a 10-14 point return without missing points in the week before/after

          2. hueycho
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            U wish lol

    3. fusen
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      At 75 minutes I looked at the Arsenal score and being a Holder owner I thought 'they are never going to keep this cleansheet'.
      So I opened up Betfair on my phone to look at the odds of Everton scoring a goal, to put either £5 or £10 on it, and by the time I open on the game on Betfair a big notice at the top says 'Everton goal'...

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Oops

    4. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Need to sort my goalies out ( Leno Foster) - thinking of just getting Martinez for Leno from 34 - is that the best option? Trying not to make rage transfer tonight.......

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Yes

      2. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Yup ... Martinez and leave it for rest of season

    5. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Is Coleman now nailed on?

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Looks like no one knows

        1. seanie3
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Correct

    6. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Who do you prefer for these fixtures?

      A) Bale : SHU WOL AVL
      B) Lingard: bur bha wba

      The money would just be sitting ITB with B. It's got to be Bale, right?

      (FH-ing in 35 so doesn't count)

      1. No Professionals
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        B

      2. Going Home
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Fixtures: A

        But I’d take B every time. Nailed. Form. Playing for a side who seem intent on scoring 3 goals every game

        Not even a discussion

        1. Phil's Stamps
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          I'm thinking Bale looked good last game and with the new manager bounce (or at least a manager that likes him), good chance of starting the remaining games. The cup final will tell us more. Lingard's fixtures are all away at two sides who have improved defensively and Burnley have Pope back now which should help them get back to their normal tightness.

          1. Going Home
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            I see your point. But I brought in Lingard for Arsenal and its safe to say that I wouldn’t swap him for anyone in the game right now

          2. Going Home
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Also look at the home v away record this season. I think there have been more away wins than home wins (if you’re looking for stats to help with decision making)

            1. Phil's Stamps
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              I'm split on this. I keep reading that Lingard is massively overperforming on xG etc. and will surely regress, but what Zophar (I think it was) said the other day about the importance of body language -well Lingard's couldn't be more positive (although Bale looked happier last game too). I'm chasing and think Bale could be a huge differential, so may go for it.

              1. Going Home
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Yeah he’s a cracking differential. I did son to Maddison this week for the same reason. I’m chasing in one and a very narrow lead in the other (and was 92% template!).

                FWIW I would try to find a way to get in both Lingard and a strong differential. Bruno could be a good one to ship if you still own (making way for son’s return next week for me)

                1. Phil's Stamps
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  Midfield is currently Salah Bruno Son Jota ESR.

                  I have 2FT and my planned moves are likely Bruno & ESR to Bale & Raphina (don't need him until GW36). Can't stretch to Lingard unless I lose Jota (or swap Jota for him probably GW36 and obviously not keen on that with Pool's last 3 fixtures).

      3. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Bale

      4. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        B withou a shadow of a doubt

      5. The Sociologist
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        B

      6. Phil's Stamps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Thanks for all the responses guys.

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

      What a terrible game for FPL points

      1. No Professionals
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        I liked it

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

          This sounds like a quote by Keith from The Office

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

          Oh my god your an Office fan

          1. Gazwaz80
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Love the Office 😀

          2. No Professionals
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            How can anyone not like the office

            1. Gazwaz80
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 7 days ago

              “If you want the rainbow, you’ve got to put up with the rain. Do you know which ‘philosopher’ said that? Dolly Parton.

              1. Gazwaz80
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 7 days ago

                “You see all these white middle-class fuddy duddies going, ‘Oh, we’ve got to find the new equivalent’. They’re looking in Oxford and Cambridge. No. Dr Dre, yeah. Ice T. They’re the equivalent of Wordsworth.”

        3. Going Home
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          *not for me

      2. moment
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Great game for the non-owners

        1. Eh, just one more thing ...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Superb for non owners.

          1. Gazwaz80
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Yep, got rid of Laca, and Holding on bench

    8. FDMS All Starz
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Which GW do we think the (Everton - Villa) & (Palace - Southampton) DGW will most likely be? Also is there a chance of anymore DGWs?

      1. moment
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Pretty strong chance of a medium to big DGW in 35, but then blanks for a lot of the doubling teams in 36. This is conditional on every team getting a home game with fans in either 37 and 38 which will jigger the schedule around. That's conditional on the Covid numbers going the right way. Follow Ben Crellin on Twitter who will explain everything.

      2. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        gw35

      3. Ruth_NZ
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        GW36 and just those 4 teams.

      4. AntiTorres
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Nobody knows for certain but I think Ben Crellin’s prediction is solid. So most likely GW3

        1. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          The tension is killing me

          1. noquarternt
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Hahah

    9. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Thank god for the offside call, that Ceballos penalty award was an absolute disgrace.

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        An absolute disgrace indeed. No idea what the ref or VAR were thinking at that point.

        1. No Professionals
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Literally a touch of the toe on the shin, no force what so ever. On that basis touching someone with your hand should be a penalty.

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            It was cheating, plain and simple.

            1. Deulofail
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              lol

      2. Konstaapeli
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        It was over dramatic from Ceballos, and no one want's to see that, but there was a kick on the shin. The offside decision was bullsh*te.

        1. No Professionals
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Offside is offside. Clubs are happy with the current offside setup apparently.

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            “Clubs” huh. Don’t think anyone is happy with the current system.

            1. No Professionals
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Suggest an improvement

              1. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Eliminate the armpit/badge piece and don’t stop on an arbitrary frame to start. Or include a margin of error (wider line) where it stands as called

                1. No Professionals
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  Margin of error is nonsense. So you say it’s a 10mm margin of error. Then 11mm is offside and people will cry that it’s a joke.

                  All you can ask is that whatever measure they choose is administered consistently.

                  1. The Suspended One
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    Totally disagree; anything close would stand as called, not be changed to some result based on when they stop the picture and where they draw the line.

                    Margin of error is 100% necessary if you want to avoid wrong calls as the #1 priority of the system. Ask a statistician.

                    1. No Professionals
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      How the hell do you define “close”? Do you realise what carnage that would cause?

                      1. The Suspended One
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 7 days ago

                        Whatever the appropriate margin of error should be. Better than reversing a call based on something that is within the margin of error for your measurement. Using a margin of error is (factually) going to get you a more accurate result. It’s not arguable really.

              2. Twisted Saltergater
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Measuring from the foot rather than his elbow?!

                1. No Professionals
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  Whatever part of the body you choose there will be marginal calls where it is 1mm offside, it makes no difference what reference point you choose.

                  1. The Suspended One
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    I think it does, the further most part of the attacking player is easy, some arbitrary body part is not consistent at all

                    1. No Professionals
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      It’s not arbitrary, it’s the furthest forward part of the body you can score with. Because players are often leaning forward it is often the armpit (basically under the shoulder). But armpit isn’t the metric.

                      1. The Suspended One
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 7 days ago

                        It’s not a level, consistent starting place. My armpit is bigger than yours

                        1. No Professionals
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 7 days ago

                          That literally makes no sense. The chest is used in athletics photo finishes, does everyone’s chest need to be the same size?

                        2. The Suspended One
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          3 months, 7 days ago

                          The chest doesn’t determine where the line is drawn... your missing it.

                        3. No Professionals
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 7 days ago

                          No I’m not, the chest crossing the line depends on where the video is stopped

                        4. The Suspended One
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          3 months, 7 days ago

                          No the video is stopped when the chest crosses the line, which is drawn in the same place, and hears the key, not relative to the location of the chest

                        5. No Professionals
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 7 days ago

                          But how do they know they’ve stopped it at exactly the right frame?

                        6. The Suspended One
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          3 months, 7 days ago

                          Because they are stopping at the position where it crosses the line. Again you are missing the point and mixing concepts. The issue with them freezing it when the ball leaves the foot is that there is no clear determination of when the ball has actually left the foot, Where as it is very clear if the chest has crossed the established finish line and exactly when that happens; that’s why they can measure it down to the thousands of a second with a video replay, but they can get 10 people in a pub to agree on a VAR offside

                        7. The Suspended One
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          3 months, 7 days ago

                          Can’t get*

              3. Konstaapeli
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Use it as it's intended. For clear and obvious errors. Not drawing lines pixels apart from randomly picked frame.

                1. No Professionals
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  Clear and obvious error is not applicable with offside. Offside is factual. What is an obvious offside error?

                  1. The Suspended One
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    It’s not a fact if the frame is stopped at the wrong time. Not a fact if they use the beginning of the armpit vs the end. Facts are incontrovertible.

                    1. No Professionals
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      The lines they show on tv are for tv purposes, the lines they use to make the decisions are much more fine. People don’t cry about photo finishes in athletics or horse racing.

                      1. The Suspended One
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 7 days ago

                        Because the line is predictable and starts from the same location every time, regardless of timing of a freeze frame

                        1. No Professionals
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 7 days ago

                          Again, makes no sense, the point the person crosses the line depends on the freeze framing

                        2. The Suspended One
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          3 months, 7 days ago

                          No, it doesn’t. If the frame is early or late, it won’t capture them crossing the line. They cross the line totally regardless of when they stop the picture

              4. Theholygoalie
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                My view is just stop the measuring nonsense. VAR is there as another (better) set of eyes to alert the ref to an obvious error he has made. A player being offside by a toe or an armpit is not an obvious error hence the measurement.

                I think most fans would be happy if VAR said to ref 'check the monitor' and the ref looks at it with the naked and says what he see after 10-20 seconds of analysis. Comes back to a far more natural way of doing it. Then use VAR for elbows, spitting etc.

          2. Konstaapeli
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Club's? Yeah, they've shown what they'r all about this week.

            And if you pick a frame 0,1 ms before the lines are other way around and it's onside. The technology is not accurate enough for this kind of use. Who know's if it's the right frame of the exact moment the pass leaves the foot.

            1. No Professionals
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              I think the technology is better than that. Anyway, would you prefer linesman getting blatant decisions wrong?

              1. Theholygoalie
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                I can't remember exactly but prior to VAR linesmen got something like 95% of call correct which is crazily good IMO and also far less frustrating than hanging around for measurements. Still annoying when they do fluff it.

        2. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          It wasn't a kick, it was barely a touch. Dramatic doesn't even start to understate it.

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            I’m not even sure it was a touch

    10. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Sub par League

      1. No Professionals
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Should start some kind of super league based on tonight’s pathetic showing

    11. goblin140
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Any early thoughts on this team? 1 FT, 4.2m ITB.

      Martinez
      Alonso Dias Dallas
      Bruno Son Raphinha Gundogan
      Kane Iheanacho Watkins

      Jota Coufal Veltman

      Thinking about saving and potentially using 2 FTs for DGW35 if it happens

      1. House Frey Wedding Planner
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        I'd save and have 2 FTs for gw35

      2. No Professionals
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Yeah save.

    12. Isco Disco
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Perez was right all along. He knows the business since last 3 decades.
      Games like the one today are so boring and I'd definitely watch Arsenal vs Barcelona or Arsenal vs Juventus which will be much more entertaining rather than watching some pathetic EPL game like the one today.
      All Perez has to do is change the model of the ESL and have relegation/promotion system end of every season

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        i'd rather watch that 1-0 game that had major implications for Europe spots in the following season than a 5-0 demolishing with no implications or consequences

      2. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        The whole point of the league was those 12 clubs wanted guaranteed places in the premier European competition. Perez would never allow relegation/promotion/league standings to dictate who took part in the ESL

      3. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        It was boring because Arsenal are rubbish.

        1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          And so are Everton.

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Yeah Arsenal vs Everton with a bunch of fatigued players was always going to be a bit of a snooze fest.

      4. noquarternt
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Fish fish fish

      5. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        because games between the top six have been open and high scoring?

        Past the hype, they're mostly the most boring games

      6. Werner Brothers
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        If you mean entertainment is when arsenal got battered, i totally agree with you.

        Maybe that's the idea of ESL, to see clubs like arsenal or spurs demolished on regular basis.

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

        That's easy - just watch the Spanish or Italian league instead for Barca or Juventus against a mid table side with nothing to play for. You can catch those every week.

    13. Dirty Harry
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Woke up, saw 0-0. Holding in for 2BPS (8pts)
      Fell back asleep.

      Woke up, saw 0-1 Leno OG.
      Couldn't fall back asleep.

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Don’t watch the replay!

      2. Party time
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Lol

      3. Party time
          3 months, 7 days ago

          It should be Arteta & Kroenke out!

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            To think they could have had Tuchel the year before Wenger finally walked . . .

        • waldo666
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Wow, what a howler!!

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

          Time to WC this gw and BB in gw35?

          Martinez
          Taa Azpi Dallas
          Salah bruno son lingard gundo
          Kane nacho

          Forster digne coufal Vydra

          1. 22hero
              3 months, 7 days ago

              I would stay away from Gundo; declining form, pep roulette

          2. kobewan
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Rashford Injured can't believe my luck going with 9 this week with Raphinha out also..

            1. Ruth_NZ
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Rashford has been carrying a shoulder injury since November and a foot injury for the last 3-4 weeks. So if he's not fit to play you should not be surprised. There's no luck involved.

              1. kobewan
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 7 days ago

                for a guy that has been carrying an injury since November he is quite tough because he has not missed a single game for United this season apart from a 5 min. cameo against Fulham gw19, only transferred him this week and it looks like his out..

              2. kobewan
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Haven't paid attention to his injuries because I only got him this GW so even he is flagged there is a good chance of him getting minutes then..

                1. Ruth_NZ
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  Kind of my point. You transferred in a player that is carrying 2 injuries. That's not bad luck, you are supposed to check these things.

                  1. kobewan
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    was looking for a differential and looked up his infos and shows he has not missed a single United game got an assist last game looks on form..

          3. Wee Jinky
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            THE OFFSIDE RULE NEEDS TO BE CHANGED
            There is no problem with VAR, it's the ludicrous offside rule that is ruining our game. The offside rule needs to be changed and I suggest a simple effective way to do that. Let me explain. Everyone knows the rule that the ball must cross the goal line in order to score a goal. The whole of the ball must cross the line. The same applies for a throw-in. The whole of the ball must cross the line. Not part of the ball - it has to be the whole of the ball. Daylight between the line and the ball. No one has a problem with this rule and VAR easily detects if the ball has crossed the line or not. So why shouldn't the same rule apply to offsides? In order for a player to be offside, there should be a margin of daylight between the attacker and the last defender. Simple and effective. As a result, more goals will be scored, more exciting attacking play and less stopping excellent goals due to marginal offsides. No one would complain if there was a marginal decision based on an attacking player having daylight between himself and the last defender. A win win for everyone. More goals, more enjoyment, easier decision making, get it done!

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

              Love this idea!

            2. Phil's Stamps
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Great idea. I guess they might need faster cameras, or one at the side on a rail or something, constantly tracking the furthest forward player.

          4. Ragabolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Risers: Vardy (10.3) Rashford (9.6) Maddison (7.3) Mount (7.3) Jota (7.1) Sigurdsson (6.9) Iheanacho (6.2) Traoré (6.1) Castagne (5.8) Evans (5.6) Coady (5.0) Sánchez (4.6)

            Fallers: Sterling (11.1) Mahrez (8.0) Antonio (6.4) Dias (6.1) Ward-Prowse (5.8) Rodriguez (5.7) Raphinha (5.4) Maja (5.2) Stones (5.1) Lookman (4.8) Bednarek (4.7) Shoretire (4.4) Philogene-Bidace (4.4) Aina (4.4)

            1. waldo666
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Bit happening! Cheers Ragabolly.

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

              It’s going to be like KDB all over again with Kane, isn’t it?

            3. mixology
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              That’s all?

              Cheers Raga!

            4. Phil's Stamps
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Shoretire essential.

              1. Debauchy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Philogene -Bidace says hi

                1. Phil's Stamps
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  Too template for me.

            5. jia you (The No BS League -…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Sweet, that second Vardy rise allows me a straight swap back to Kane if needs be.

            6. GreennRed
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Cheers Ragabolly.

            7. Pompel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Wholy sh*t, even Philogene dropping! Looking like one might be priced out of a few plsnned transfers next GWs

            8. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Proof the price changes are fixed

          5. Chandler Bing
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Best Bruno replacement? FHing in DGW35.

            Other midfielders I already have:

            Salah, Lingard, Gross, Son

            1. Phil's Stamps
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Raphina if you don't really need him for 34 and he's recovered. Jota same if he shows promise this GW. Bale if feeling punty. Siggy maybe.

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

              Maddison if you don't have Vardy, assuming you have Nacho as well.

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

            Thoughts on this wc team? Will change it if Kane is fit. BB in gw35.

            Martinez Pickford
            Taa target soyuncu Dallas coufal
            Salah bruno son siggy lingard
            Dcl Watkins nacho

            1. Party time
                3 months, 7 days ago

                I like it. Looks gtg imo except if you don’t mind Siggy to Maddison/ Traoré

                1. 22hero
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    I liked Siggy pick; on pens, no potential blank, form too (damn crossbar)

                2. Party time
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    Also get rid of Pickford. Fabianski is a better pick imo

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

                      Cheers mate. Might get mount in this gw and switch to siggy before the double. Prefer Pickford for the dgw

                  • Chandler Bing
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    Is Siggy nailed?

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

                      Should be, started the last 3

                3. UNDERWORLD7
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  how on earth have i rose 3.5k in rank without anyone playing? that many people take hits?

                  1. Fitzy.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    Answered your own question

                    1. UNDERWORLD7
                      • 10 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      Haha cheers.
                      Blimey, that’s a lot of hits.

                    2. Cheeseoid
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      Fitzy! Long time no speak. How's things?

                      1. Fitzy.
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 7 days ago

                        Hey! Great mate - how are you and the gang?

                        1. Wild Rover
                          • 10 Years
                          3 months, 7 days ago

                          Call in and find out, don't be a stranger 🙂

                4. Cheeseoid
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  Wow. This page has lasted a hell of a long time. Is that typical at the moment?

                  1. Party time
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      The world is coming to an end imo

                      1. Cheeseoid
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 7 days ago

                        It could be worse. At least that way we don't have to sit through an Arsenal game again

                        1. Party time
                            3 months, 7 days ago

                            😆

                            Arteta is not the Messiah:lol:

                            1. Cheeseoid
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              No. He's just a naughty boy

                    • Cheeseoid
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      With KDB looking fit is it safe to say there is minimal potential for Gundogan going forward? I've got some big decisions to make in Sky and I don't have many trannies left now

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

                        Yeah, I dont think any City players will be able to provide consistent returns till season end. Rotation, position etc. will probably get only worse from now.

                        Obviously depends on alternatives available and whether auto sub option exist or not.

                        1. Cheeseoid
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          3 months, 7 days ago

                          That is the thing. No autosubs in Sky, he's clung until now because every transfer is sacred. But today I think he goes

                          I'm in 3rd place overall and I think it's time to drop him.

                          1. Cheeseoid
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            3 months, 7 days ago

                            And thanks

                          2. Holmes
                            • 7 Years
                            3 months, 7 days ago

                            Can you delay it till PSG game? We will probably get a better idea on whether he gets Palace game or not.

                            1. Cheeseoid
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              Nah. The main benefit of a change is to get a fixture this gameweek (yu can make mid week fixtures in sky). I think I am decided he goes. He would have gone last week but the KDB injury got him an extra week

                    • Holmes
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      Anyone up for FH this week?

                      1. Echoes
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 7 days ago

                        Already used up all my chips. Great chance for you to move up the ranks with FH still intact. May be DGW35 an even better time to use it?

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

                          If DGW fixtures are similar to Ben's prediction, they dont look exciting, do they? Triple Palace and Everton on FH? 😀

                          1. Echoes
                            • 1 Year
                            3 months, 7 days ago

                            Villa, Palace, Southampton, Everton, Arsenal, Chelsea, Leicester and United could all possibly have a DGW in 35, no?

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

                              Yes, but their fixtures are iffy

                              Villa vs MANU, EVE
                              Southampton vs CRP, liv
                              Arsenal vs WBA, che
                              Chelsea vs mci, ARS
                              Man Utd vs avl, LEI
                              Leicester vs NEW, manu

                              1. Echoes
                                • 1 Year
                                3 months, 7 days ago

                                Which teams you looking at if you do it in 34?

                    • cescpistols111
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      Is Mount -> KDB a wise move? 1FT, 4.7 ITB.

                      Leno Forster
                      Shaw Kabak Coady Rudiger N.Williams
                      Bruno Mount Jota Lingard Burke
                      Kane Vardy DCL

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

                        Lets see if he is fit or not and how many minutes he gets midweek.

                        No plans to get Salah I assume?

                        1. cescpistols111
                          • 6 Years
                          3 months, 7 days ago

                          Would love to get Salah but I'll have to downgrade Kabak/Jota for that. Any thoughts?

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

                            Does Kabak to Webster and Mount to Salah works?

                            You can save this week and do that move next week for free

                          2. Cheeseoid
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            3 months, 7 days ago

                            I would say you have missed having Salah v Newcastle this week. That would have been a good fixture to have him. Nex week pool are away at Man U which is hardly a perfect fixture.

                            So wait until after that match and consider what you do regarding Salah then.

                      2. Cheeseoid
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 7 days ago

                        I don't think buying KDB is a wise move at the moment. The Peptation is ridiculous

                      3. Echoes
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 7 days ago

                        City assets a no go zone from here on imo

                    • Echoes
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      If United drop points this week, City will have virtually won the league(which they still will comfortably even if United win imo). Pep roulette is about to hit mad levels, more than it already is. Going without any City assets might be a good move forward. I have only Stones, whom I plan to sell this week while he's ineligible for a couple more games. What are your thoughts on this?

                      1. son of city
                          3 months, 7 days ago

                          haven't you had enough of city?

                        • Holmes
                          • 7 Years
                          3 months, 7 days ago

                          Had same thoughts few weeks back, till date it has worked. Hopefully it continues in future as well 😛

                          1. Echoes
                            • 1 Year
                            3 months, 7 days ago

                            Yeah, as you say, hopefully continues in the future as well.

                        • GreennRed
                          • 9 Years
                          3 months, 7 days ago

                          You're spot on Echoes. No point holding onto City for rest of the season. Nice grav too. That's an album I've never bought but would drop into some of their tunes online.

                          1. Echoes
                            • 1 Year
                            3 months, 7 days ago

                            Yeah, saves the headache of the Pep roulette as well. Yeah, the albums a masterpiece, though Wish you were here, Meddle, Animals and Division Bell are equally good in their own rights imo.

                        • Casual Player
                            3 months, 7 days ago

                            I’ve kept Dias because he seems most nailed and I have a bench. I figure I’ll take the 6 (usually) when he plays and my first sub when he doesn’t, reassess after each week. Not interested in attacking assets though.

                            1. Echoes
                              • 1 Year
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              You could downgrade him and use that fund elsewhere imo. But yeah, Dias not the worst shout if you've got a decent bench.

                        • Chandler Bing
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 7 days ago

                          Who's more nailed between Rodriguez and Siggy?

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

                            Tough to say, I guess Sigurdsson. Both are getting starts in recent games, so gametime probably wont be an issue

                          2. FALSE PROFIT
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            3 months, 7 days ago

                            Similar but don't expect James play 2 games in a week.

                        • son of city
                            3 months, 7 days ago

                            funny how GW 33 barely start and people ask for advice for there GW 34 teams. Like why don't you wait and see how your previous team perform first and decide later.

                            1. FALSE PROFIT
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              Good point but it is the nature of the game.

                            2. Esalman
                              • 11 Years
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              Because a lot of people don't have time to set their team up on a Thursday, I guess. I nearly missed the deadline last couple of weeks, my wife actually did. I hate the schedule this season.