Scout Notes

Willock and Wilson on FPL radar ahead of Newcastle’s favourable fixtures

Leicester 2-4 Newcastle

  • Goals: Marc Albrighton (£5.2m), Kelechi Iheanacho (£6.3m) | Joe Willock (£4.7m), Paul Dummett (£4.4m), Callum Wilson x2 (£6.5m)
  • Assists: Jamie Vardy (£10.3m), Ayoze Pérez (£6.0m) | Matt Ritchie x2 (£4.9m)
  • Bonus points: Wilson x3, Iheanacho x2, Albrighton x1

NOT YOUR AVERAGE JOE

A 4-2 win at Leicester on Friday night helped Newcastle assets continue their string of impressive auditions for investment in the last two matches of the campaign.

Steve Bruce’s men face Sheffield United (home) and Fulham (away) in Gameweeks 37 and 38 respectively and can offer form as well as fixtures ahead of that appealing short-term schedule.

The Magpies have won as many points in their last five Premier League matches (10) as they managers in the 15 before that run.

Newcastle have scored in four of those five most recent matches, finding the net at least twice on three occasions.

“We were disappointed last week against Arsenal. But once the big players have returned over the last two months, I think we’ve lost two in 10, something like that. The performances and the big players getting fit makes a difference. We struggled a while with COVID, illness and people being injured. Them coming back has been the real major change.” – Steve Bruce

The 0.2%-owned Joe Willock (£4.7m) has been at the forefront of that, adding his fourth goal in six matches against Leicester. During that time, only Gareth Bale (£9.1m) and Jesse Lingard (£6.6m) have found the net more often.

The Arsenal loanee also became the first Newcastle player to score in four consecutive Premier League matches since Papiss Cisse in April 2012 (six games).

Any concerns about his chances of starting were put to rest by his Friday-night performance as he came into central midfield amid high praise from his manager, who looks set on using him from the beginning more often.

“We’ve brought in Joe because he deserves to start. He’s come off the bench two or three times and we like was he’s done.” – Steve Bruce, speaking pre-match

“We said before the game that he’s forced his way onto the pitch by what he’s done as a sub. He’s a really smashing young player. A wonderful return since we took him in January.” – Steve Bruce

WILSON!

Callum Wilson (£6.5m) is sure to also feature on the Fantasy radar ahead of Gameweek 37 after his brace in Newcastle’s Friday-night win and the fact he has now started two in a row since Bruce phased his return from injury with three substitute appearances.

The former Bournemouth forward now has four goals across his last two starts away from home having generally performed better on the road this season.

In 1,049 minutes at St. James’ Park, Wilson has produced five goals and three assists in 2020/21 while recording seven goals and three assists away from home.

Meanwhile, of the top-six best-scoring FPL forwards this year, Wilson’s total tally of 134 points means he has the best minutes-per-point (15.5).

“When he did his hamstring – being out for two months was difficult. That’s the same with Allan – you can see the difference they bring to the team. He leads the line for us with pace and power and he’s a huge team player too which is vitally important.” – Steve Bruce

“I’m just getting back into the swing of things with being injured for a while. Nice to get my second 90 minutes in a week. We’ll work hard next week and make sure I’m ready for the next game.” – Callum Wilson

Admittedly, there were a few mitigating factors that aided Wilson’s haul at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester were forced to shepherd Newcastle’s increasingly confident attackers without Jonny Evans (£5.6m) at short notice after he picked up a knock in the warm-up.

After his warm-up injury, Leicester retained their 3-4-1-2 shape but had to play Timothy Castagne (£5.8m) as part of the back-three with Marc Albrighton (£5.2m) and Ricardo Pereira (£5.9m) operating at left and right wing-back respectively.

Unable to rely on Evans’ steadying presence, Caglar Söyüncü (£5.3m) and Wesley Fofana (£5.0m) were more error-prone than usual, the former especially culpable on more than one occasion.

Meanwhile, Newcastle’s third and fourth goals came after Brendan Rodgers tried to chase the game by removing the protective presence of Wilfred Ndidi (£4.8m) to introduce Ayoze Pérez (£6.0m).

“We lacked concentration. If you do that against good players, they’ll punish you. Too many mistakes. We weren’t as clean as we could have been.” – Brendan Rodgers

“(Losing Evans was) very disruptive. We’ve always said he’s the brain in our defensive line He’s a great talker. With Caglar and Wesley, they are both fantastic talents but Jonny is the brain in there and he organises them. So, for him to come out was a big blow for us.” – Brendan Rodgers

“He seemed fine in the warm-up but 15 minutes before kick-off he felt discomfort. He’s a warrior so you know if he can’t even give it a go he’s struggling. We’ll see how he is and assess his availability.” – Brendan Rodgers

KEEN AND KEL

Despite Leicester’s slow start on Friday, Kelechi Iheanacho (£6.3m) managed to continue his impressive scoring run once again.

The Leicester forward has now netted 10 Premier League goals since the start of March, the most of any other asset. Meanwhile, the only player to score more goals over this period in Europe’s top five leagues is fellow Nigerian Simy (12 in Serie A).

Furthermore, in claiming two bonus at the King Power Stadium, Iheanacho has collected additional points in six of his last nine Premier League appearances.

Arguably the most impressive element of Iheanacho’s latest score was how he managed to get on the scoresheet despite a relatively quiet performance.

For the second match in a row, Leicester struggled to use their wing-backs to properly stretch the opposition defence and create for the centre-forwards. As a result, both Iheanacho and Jamie Vardy (£10.3m) spent large spells of the match dropping deep and into the channels to try and fashion their own opportunities which, of course, meant they were in dangerous positions much less than usual.

That dynamic will certainly be troubling for those still invested in the Leicester attack ahead of their last three matches of the season: Manchester United (away), Chelsea (away) and Spurs (home).

Leicester City XI (3-4-1-2): Schmeichel; Söyüncü, Fofana, Castagne; Albrighton, Ndidi (Pérez 63′), Tielemans, R Pereira (Thomas 69′); Maddison (N Mendy 77′); Vardy, Iheanacho.

Newcastle United XI (5-3-2): Dúbravka; Ritchie, Dummett, Fernández, Krafth, Murphy; Almirón (Hendrick 88′), Shelvey, Willock (S Longstaff 77′); Saint-Maximin (Joelinton 84′), Wilson.

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331 Comments Post a Comment
  1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    It’s a trap!

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A rat trap, and you've been caught 🙂

  2. Buck The Trent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Took -16, OR down from 26K to 38K 😥

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Where's my violin... ?

      You got bench boost and team packed with double gameweekers - anything can still happen.

      1. Buck The Trent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Hopefully right decision

    2. Tango74
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Who not play free hit ?

      1. Buck The Trent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        GW38 for Kun (c)

        1. Buck The Trent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          And team filled with home players

    3. LC1
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Theres been 1 game played out of like 748 this GW

      1. Buck The Trent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Hopefully the right call

    4. Cilly Bonnolly
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Poor quality bait.

  3. GoonerByron
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    It’s going to be impossible to predict the Pep roulette for GW36 isn’t it?

    Thinking about just going with Ederson on FH..

    1. JonSnow
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      If on FH may be worth a punt with a good bench to cover.

  4. JonSnow
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Swapped out Robertson last minute for castagne in FH. Both ML rivals brought Robertson in for a hit this GW, I pray he doesn't haul

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Same

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Robertson to Castagne was a bad call in isolation. But I am sure you did to to upgrade elsewhere.

      1. JonSnow
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Silly call to be honest, I had enough itb but had trent+salah already and three utd so wanted to spread the risk just in case there is some mayhem with the game like last week. I doubt there will be so not my best move.

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Aah! The reasoning was valid. There have been rumours of disruption again. Unlucky with how Leicester played yesterday.

          1. Tango74
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Yes

            https://twitter.com/simplyutd/status/1390032713432903680?s=21

            Imagine that with most teams going nuts on Man U and Liverpool players

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 1 month ago

              I have just 1 United and 2 Pool.

              But I also think that the local authorities will be better prepared this time.

              1. Tango74
                • 1 Year
                1 year, 1 month ago

                Hope so , I’m a LFC fan protest are fine but to break in and cause damage and injure people is unacceptable regardless of owners

                1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                  • 5 Years
                  1 year, 1 month ago

                  Totally agree. What started out as protests quickly turned into hooliganism.

            2. Brimble82
              • 3 Years
              1 year, 1 month ago

              SCENES!

        2. pingissimus
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Castagne went wrong but hindsight is a fine thing

          Castagne has offered more in attack than Robbo recently and poor as Leicester defence has been it's been better than Liverpool's and there loss of Evans and repositioning to CB was an unforeseeable double whammy. I'm going to be a touch surprised if Liverpool keep a cs against Southampton.

    3. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Robertson dont haul nowadays...

  5. dshv
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Choose

    1. Rudiger to dallas
    2. Mendy to meslier
    3. Other ?

    1. JonSnow
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      1

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      1

    3. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      No GK if you do 1?

      1. dshv
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Yes no gk..

    4. G-Whizz
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      1.

  6. Lindelol
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Castagne and Vardy were my differentials in my ML 🙁
    Upto Zaha, Guaita and TAA now

    1. JonSnow
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      think cp will go alright this week, may be wishful thinking

  7. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Best players out of these to own from GW36-38?

    A) Aguero
    B) Kane
    C) Antonio
    D) Bamford
    E) Son
    F) Bale
    G) Mahrez
    H) Raphinha

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Antonio, Kane

    2. Brimble82
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A, C, Wilson, B

      1. Buck The Trent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        This

  8. sambyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    My Maddison punt has went horribly wrong. Games against WBA, CRY, sou and NEW - four blanks. Can't get anything right this season 😀

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      It felt like such a good punt at that time, sigh... Didnt even get one attacking return.

    2. The Rumour Mill
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I wonder if hes a player that takes a while to get up to speed following injury. You would still expect something in those 4 weeks though, unlucky.

      1. pingissimus
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        He certainly took a long time at the beginning of the season when he came back in.

        The other issue may be simply the lack of Barnes in the side - there was a really good combination there when they were both hot. The Nacho Vardy combo doesn't offer him the same opportunities and he just hasn't gelled with them.

    3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I played him for 3 GWs. Got rid. Thought he was a great differential when I got him in immediately after it was announced that he was fit. 2 bad GWs + 1 omission due to discipline and he was out!

    4. Corgz Dark side of the Loon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Me too and I am so annoyed as my choice was Maddison or Greenwood............It will cost me top 5k and I cant blame anyone other than my self.....

    5. Brimble82
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I did it too.
      His presence in my team was like a lead weight pulling me down the ranks!

  9. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Did anybody go all in for 36 scoring opportunities on BB this GW ? I'm three short (have three SGWers)

    3 x TGW (9)
    9 x DGW (18)
    3 x SGW
    3 x Captain

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I'm 2 short.

    2. Brimble82
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      HUUUUUUUUUUUGE!

      1. Brimble82
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        A measly 28 here.

    3. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Start counting points 😉

    4. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      2 TGW, 10 DGW, 3 SGW
      1 short for GW36

    5. MightyGar
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      29 on TC (Bruno)

      I won't get 29 though; 23 maybe with rotation and injuries

      1. Gurneybird
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Yes. Wildcarded before GW34 and bench boost team now. Henderson, Pickford | Digne, Shaw, PVA, Castagne, Targett | Mount, Bruno (c), Zaha, Salah, JWP | Watkins, Nacho, DCL. But of course not all will play 2 and some like PVA might not even play 1. But yeah in theory 36.

        1. MightyGar
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 1 month ago

          That team has the potential for a massive haul, good luck!

          1. Gurneybird
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Thanks! Think there will be some cancelling out between players and I don't have TAA so hopefully but let's see!

    6. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yep. Have

      3 x TGW (9)
      12 x DGW (24)
      3 x Captain

      Playing Bench Boost.

  10. Stimps
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Bruno, Madisson -> Son, Raphina (if fit) -4?

  11. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Mahrez (c) next week. What can go wrong?

    1. Brimble82
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Nothing.
      / choose your VC carefully!

    2. OLD Rafiki
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Rest

  12. matiakez
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Best keeper for these last three weeks?

    Was tempted just to keep Schmeichel and hope Forster plays next week but Leicester defense just looks so ropey.

    1. Flynny
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I'm thinking ederson

      1. matiakez
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Yeah I did wonder about that one.

    2. OLD Rafiki
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Johnston
      He's not good at cs but will give you the saves.

    3. OLD Rafiki
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Johnstone
      He's not good at cs but will give you the saves.

    4. Rabb05
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Meslier. Great fixtures and good budget option

  13. Flynny
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Morning. Is aguero a viable pick for the last 3 weeks?

    Or just a nostalgia pick / bit of fun

    Thanks

    1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Both

    2. OLD Rafiki
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yeah but may miss one of the week

      1. Flynny
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Cheers

    3. pingissimus
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Quite viable

      Newcastle and Everton are two good fixtures. Newcastle could be a great one. Happy as I was to see Newcastle perform yesterday I think they were flattered by Leicester and that defence is no better than it was. Everton at home in front of fans will be an immense occasion and Kun will be front and centre - Pep loves him as much as anyone. Brighton will be tough.

      1. Flynny
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Cheers.

    4. LegendMoon
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      For the last game for certain

  14. robert1116336
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    DCL, Antonio or Bamford for the next 3?

    Have lingard and Digne.

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      See how they play but, Antonio is firing from anywhere.

    2. pingissimus
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Antonio the pick of those for me but he can be an amazingly profligate striker. Big upside of course.

      Wood and Wilson would be right up there for me.

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Aguero or Antonio?

        I can do Nacho to Antonio for free. Or Nacho + Bruno to Aguero + Greenwood for -4.

        1. pingissimus
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          You wouldn't be getting Greenwood in for a minus 4 surely?

          Wouldn't fancy WH attack against Brighton in 36 but 37/38 look good for sure. Guess Antonio.

          Personally planning to hold Nacho for 38 match anyway (benched 37). Spurs defence is one of the worst in the league really.

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            I still would have 11 for 36 if I get Greenwood. He will then play a demotivated Fulham and an on the beach Wolves in 37 and 38. The Aguero pick seems so good, especially with Newcastle next. And that is the only way to get him. Or maybe I am getting too nostalgic and Antonio is more sensible.

            1. pingissimus
              • 3 Years
              1 year, 1 month ago

              Dubious about beached sides theory

              The last 2 games will be wild rides with teams playing in front of crowds for the first time since forever. Teams will be up I"m pretty certain.

              Also curious to see how OGS deals with EL final. That is by some distance the most important match of his managerial career. Tricky to prepare the side in the lead up. United are among the most beached sides after all.

              Likely getting Kun but find it hard to justify 🙂

              1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 5 Years
                1 year, 1 month ago

                Excellent points. Thanks a lot!

    3. Neo-Viper
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      See how DCL plays these two games. If not, then Anto

  15. chaser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Concerned that I could be very low on numbers next week. Worth taking a hit or just use my 1FT and cross fingers?

    Forster
    TAA Holgate Mitchell Masuaku
    Salah Jota Lingard
    Kane DCL

    (Mendy Bruno Greenwood Holding Iheanacho)

  16. Little Red Lacazette
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    For GW36, Castagne ->
    A. Cresswell
    B. Dallas

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A

      Much more to play for. Better team.

    2. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B

  17. Jordan.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    anewpla .net/fpl report/your season analysed,beyond interesting ,great stuff RAGABOLLY you are a brilliant asset to this site..

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      anewpla belongs to Fusen I guess

  18. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Woken up with a splitting head ache, stayed up drinking until 3am celebrating that vardy assist

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      WKD

    2. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      great start for vardy owners, party is against united B team

  19. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    A kane hatty would be so nice now people got rid or benched, lets get it harry

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Him and Son could single-handedly ruin FHers this week...

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        yeah for sure, got rid of son reluctantly but had no choice when united got a triple

        1. Brimble82
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Same.
          Now looking at the match, and these slick conditions are going to be ideal for Son aren’t they!

  20. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    How's everyone's seasons going? I've had a shocker myself but been enjoying it since Christmas rising from 3.4m in GW16 to around 500k now. With FH still in hand for next week I'm hoping I can maybe make a push for 100k and make up a 66 point gap to third in my ML. Nice to finish on a positive note!

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      At 500k, happy with it as it’s an improvement on my 1m first season

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        FPL isn't like this every year you'll be pleased to know. Haha

    2. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Had a great start and was early in top 50k and then reached top 5k around gameweek 20. Started aiming and hoping for a top 1k season but then had like 9 red arrows in 11 gameweeks and fell back to 50k. I havent enjoyed this season and its been draining, just try to ride it and maybe get a top 20k rank at this point and take a decision if its worth playing next season.

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I feel you, I find the drip drip nature of the games this year has been exhausting. Hope the schedule returns to normal next year

        1. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          yeah a normal season with no hick ups and fans back

          1. Wild Rover
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            *hiccups 🙂

            1. drughi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              1 year, 1 month ago

              WR you are always here lurking for a chance to strike haha

              1. Wild Rover
                • 11 Years
                1 year, 1 month ago

                I actually don't visit much these days, but there is always plenty of material to work with 😉

    3. pingissimus
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Firmly in the "let's have sone fun" stage now and regret not going there sooner. I'd be way further up had I been prepared to back my judgement and gone for hits. C'est la FPL

    4. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yo-yo sums it up since wk25 between 150k & 250K!

    5. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Was 1.7 m after GW 8. Had a dream run of 10 consecutive green arrows to reach 143 k after GW 18. At 62 K now.

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Nice! 10k dream is on still!

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Looks highly unlikely. Was so easy to reach though. I was just 15 points behind before GW 31 and decided to go Maddison over Lingard. Maddison got zero that GW. And Lingard got 14.

    6. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Not much movement in rank since GW20, since then it has been couple of small green arrows followed by a big red and so on. Would really be happy to get green arrows in rest of the GWs.

      Bale hatty last week was much needed break.

    7. No Need
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Meh season. At 87k. Dreadful start was around 4m after 8 weeks. Selling Son in GW2 was a game changer i think plus a bad TC and BB. All about trying to keep a 5 figure rank and top 1k HOF rank.

    8. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Same thing happened around Christmas. Went from 3.3m to 340k. Then last month I missed the deadline and didn’t confirm free hit and got brutally punished in the blank week. Essentially ending my lovely run. So I took a month off from the game.

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Ouch. Hope you smash the last few weeks

    9. A.J.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Apart from becoming a hit maniac over the last 3 weeks, I've had a great season. Transfers came naturally earlier in the season and the game almost felt easy.

      Recently, instead of going with my gut, I've gone into fomo mode with certain players and it's cost me a lot of points. Very uncomfortable with the way I've played from about GW30, but still a chance of a good OR. Will learn from this if I'm ever this high up again.

    10. DA Minnion (Former great)
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Inside top 2 K. Looking to finish strong.
      Been a great season.

    11. CONNERS
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      50k here.

      Have a fairly strong side for this week and can field a good 11 for next week with no hits so hoping to make some progress.

    12. Phil's Stamps
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      After a best ever 13k finish last season, started watching the podcasts and was confident of building on it.

      Nightmare start, wasted WC early, still found myself around 5.5 million by GW6.

      Decided to write it off as an experimental season and play super-agressive with the hits (currently on -108 points so far).

      It helped, but progress was slow, by GW16 I was still 2.1mil.

      In the Spring wasted my BB but the TV I had built (peaking at 109 mil) finally began to tell and combined with no hits for the last half a dozen GWs I'm currently at 365k, with an oh so sweet FH36 team to come. 100k has almost certainly gone but I'd be delighted with 250k and it has been fun climbing.

      But lesson learned, next season 10 hits max and no early WC.

      1. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Same story for me.
        Climbed from 5m gw 10 to 250k now. Although, every 50% decision I took , (aside Gundo which I jump early of) was so unlucky.
        As you I started listen to podcasts and it figure out to be less effective for me as the other opinionated stressed me out and I then took wrong decision , such as wasting my WC (gw 3) . You can’t really know how teams shape before gw 10 or so, so I won’t bother playing WC before it next season.

        1. JonSnow
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          60k for me and was 1.7m in gw13. Using FH this week and still have BB in tact. Hoping to finish above 30k

        2. Phil's Stamps
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          For me, I think the podcasts helped as they generally show guys who are confident in their opinions and stick to their guns, even if it's an unpopular view (Blackbox and especially the FPLwire have been great this season).

          The problem for me is I spend too much time scrolling the opinions on here and am sucked into the 'groupthink' time and time again. 'Group think' is fine if you're leading, but if you're chasing it's going to be hard to climb if you stick to it. Don't get me wrong, the discussion on here is so valuable but for someone like myself I have to be careful. My wife says, to use one of her Korean phrases, that I have very 'thin ears,' meaning I have no filter and follows others' views too easily. Case in point, I was set on bringing in Bale for his hatrick game over a week in advance, I even fantasised about how it would feel if he got a hatrick (yeah, I'm obsessed, I know). Lateriser said it would be a great play. I was set on it right up to a few hours before the deadline, but of course on here it was considered a 'huge punt,' and after reading and reading and reading on here I bottled it.

          I think next season I'm going to try avoiding the forums on here, only watch those two podcasts, and see how I do.

          1. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Yep I fee you.
            Although I find the podcasts also clouding your mind. They surely help and give good stats and opinions, it’s just non of those opinion are neutral, some are talking from a possession view (like they have some player and they are favouring him).

  21. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Dropped from 59120 to an absolute round figure of 62000! Never happened before. Not talking about the red arrow of course. Used to it now. But a round figure like that.

    1. Who are all Lukakus
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I used to be at #999 at one point

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Now that's a mad number!

        1. DA Minnion (Former great)
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          My number plate is 666.

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Mine too!

            1. DA Minnion (Former great)
              • 9 Years
              1 year, 1 month ago

              Yeah but is your first name Damien.

              1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 5 Years
                1 year, 1 month ago

                No. But still time to change it.

                1. DA Minnion (Former great)
                  • 9 Years
                  1 year, 1 month ago

                  You should.

                  1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                    • 5 Years
                    1 year, 1 month ago

                    Done!

  22. SteJ
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Do people think there is there a gameplay reason that you can't use a transfer / carry over any free transfers when you free hit or is it just a "too much effort to code" situation?

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Probably think it makes free hit to powerful to have 2 free’s after as well or make a move before, I can see the logic

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Yeah this.

    2. The Son-dance Kid
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      The things is, using the FH effectively costs you 4 points, possibly 8.
      When you frame it that way, I doubt that was the intention when the chip was first introduced. But that it was is happening. Should be looked at by the powers that be

  23. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Looks like I'm doing this -8 next week, Bruno, Vardy and Iheanacho to Salah, Aguero and Antonio. Thoughts?

    1. Milkman Bruno
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Looking at similar myself

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Love the idea of Aguero but it’ll back fire as always.

    3. CABAYE4
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Aguero has all the hallmarks of a trap IMO.

      1. pingissimus
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I imagine most everyone contemplating it isn't that concerned about traps.

  24. LC1
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Morning all.

    What is the website where you can plan your future lineups and see their fixtures etc. ?

    Thanks!

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      https://www.livefpl.net/login

      This?

      1. LC1
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        That's not the one I'm looking for but same concept so it'll do 🙂

        Thank you mate.

  25. LewanGOALski
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    which 2 of those 3 for the last games?

    A) Bamford
    B) Antonio
    C) Wilson

    1. LC1
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A and B for me.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      AB

    3. Brimble82
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I’m leaning towards B&C

  26. DA Minnion (Former great)
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    As a Leeds fan, a Kane seller and a Son bencher
    I really need a Leeds clean sheet today.

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      not gonna happen

      1. DA Minnion (Former great)
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I know.

        1. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          early kick off though so you never know what to expect, games can be ''sleepy''

          1. DA Minnion (Former great)
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Hope Kane and Son are anyway. It's very wet there today so could be a few mistakes defensively. Need Phillips to start to improve our chances.

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 1 month ago

              That can be a key factor. Phillips. Likely to start though?

              1. DA Minnion (Former great)
                • 9 Years
                1 year, 1 month ago

                Heard he trained yesterday so hopefully.

                1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                  • 5 Years
                  1 year, 1 month ago

                  Aah ok. I hope they play great football today. Absolutely love watching that team.

                  1. DA Minnion (Former great)
                    • 9 Years
                    1 year, 1 month ago

                    Yeah Raph has been a big loss last few games. Hopefully we get a good performance today . Don't want the season to just peter out.

    2. JonSnow
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      alot of people ditched for dgw assets myself included, hoping leeds can keep them under control they have been doing well against the traditional top 6 lately.

  27. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Will be intresting if ings is back for the final 3 games. FUL LEE whm is perfect for goals

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yes. But still think Antonio is the best option. At 6.4 too. Saves you 2m.

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        could be but have such a bad history with antonio so dont know if I wanna go there again

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Same here to be honest. Got him this season just once. Was an absolute failure. But still planning to get him next GW. Let's see how it goes this time. "Twice shy" does not apply here!

  28. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Big game is West Ham, if they win and Chelsea can do Man City again or get a draw it really puts Leicester on notice for the Man United game and final few.

  29. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Might finally own Lingard next week lol

    Greenwood to Lingard
    Iheanacho to Bamford (-4)

    Gets me an XI 😎

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I think lingard is a dont buy dont sell at this stage, wouldnt waste a transfer on buying/selling him

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Would rather have Raphinha & Antonio

      1. JonSnow
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        this

  30. No Need
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Just a couple more hours till another Bamford let down...