Pro Pundits - Seb

How I plan to approach remaining weeks of a disappointing FPL season

It has not been the season I had hoped for. In 2019/2020 I finished 389th in the world. This year, at the time of writing, I sit 213,000th.

A good start to my Free Hit in Gameweek 35 (83 points – a Gameweek rank of ~32k) has bumped this up a little. Were the music to stop now, though, it would be my worst season in over a decade, or since I started taking it ‘seriously’ as goes the common alibi for poor ranks in our early campaigns.

There are a number of reasons for this, some of which are known to me with others yet to be discovered. In an upcoming article I plan to explore these with you and see what I can learn from them.

But for this column I would like to take a brief look at what those of you in a similar position to myself – out of mini-league contention and with an overall rank below your personal ambitions – can do with the short, remaining weeks left in this season and how this could set us up for a much better performance next time.

The Past

It has already happened. We have underperformed. We could let it sour us, calling others “lucky” or “casual”, curse the template, curse the differentials, blame that deadline we missed or point to a pandemic. But, in amongst all that, it was partly us. We did not adapt our usually solid strategies efficiently to this specific beast of a season. And that is okay. To quote the philosopher, Rocky Balboa:

“It’s not about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward”.

Fantasy Premier League (FPL) is a game of psychology as much as it is about football predictions.

The Present

So what can we do right now? We can cast the past aside. As that far-too-shouty-not-nearly-skilled-enough centre half in your Sunday League team bellows at both five goals up and five goals down, “It’s 0-0, lads!”.

If you genuinely have nothing left to play for in FPL this time, start from scratch. Be that literally – a Wildcard, a Free-Hit, a 24-point transfer move – or figuratively – a clean mental slate. Your season 2020/2021 Mk II starts now. May is on.

This reset allows us to enjoy the final weeks of the season with purpose and begin preparations for the future. If we have failed to win our mini-league, could we top it across the final three weeks? If we can beat number one between now and the end, there is no reason we cannot triumph over 38 weeks next season.

Experiment with transfers, selections or captains you may not usually go for. See what works, what does not and what could be added to your repertoire for next time.

We discussed this briefly on the Scoutcast this week, where we referred to the remaining weeks of this campaign as ‘pre-season’ for the next. I intend to use Gameweeks 36, 37 and 38 as a ‘warm-up’, identifying if it is my decision-making that has been off or simply that outcomes have been unfortunate. I expect to find the answer to be a little bit of both.

I have some teams and players in mind for the final three fixtures that those chasing or protecting leads may be unable, or unwilling, to target. For example, a team comprised primarily of players from Liverpool, Leeds United, West Ham United, Everton and Manchester City (who many will have avoided due to their Champions League fixtures) could see handsome returns.

Add some previously unpopular, but now high performing, assets such as Kai Havertz (£8.3m) and even Timo Werner (£9.2m) (26 goal contributions in his ‘underwhelming’ first season for Chelsea) to those players with something to fight for, such as Harry Kane (£11.8m) with the golden boot, and you could be on to a very strong finish.

Most importantly though, have fun. This year has been unlike any other we have ever experienced. Some may have thrown themselves into FPL as an escape from the real world, seeking solace in the community, the strategy and ultimately the competition. I know I have done. If you are no longer deriving enjoyment from it, though, it’s fine to leave it alone until August, knowing you have earned the break.

The Future

Whether now or once the season ends, give yourself time to decompress. We would need physical rest to recover from a workout and we need mental rest to recover from FPL. Besides, you probably have a family that need reminding who you are after almost an entire year of back-to-back matches.

Once we’re feeling refreshed, we can start to plan for next season. There will be three newly promoted teams to investigate. Norwich boast a certain Teemu Pukki and vowed to play adventurous football the last time they were in the Premier League, a promise they have continued to keep despite relegation.

Watford will be joining them along with a third team and if that turns out to be Brentford they could well be bringing with them Ivan Toney and his record-breaking 31 Championship goals. For comparison, Patrick Bamford (£6.3m) got 16 and Ollie Watkins (£6.5m) 26 in their promotion seasons.

There are also teams and players already in the Premier League that may warrant re-examination. Can Leeds keep it going? Where will Stuart Dallas (£5.2m) play and will this be the same as his FPL position?

Can Chelsea present a title challenge and continue their impressive defensive record? Will Matheus Pereira (£5.4m) be snapped up by a new club and continue to produce seriously impressive numbers as a talisman? Is it finally Phil Foden (£6.0m) time?

For those managers that aren’t ready to pause just yet there will be the official Euros fantasy game (and accompanying Fantasy Football Scout articles, of course). Just remember, we all get an FPL clean slate in three months’ time. Let us not allow negative feelings about what has gone before to affect what is yet to come.

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481 Comments Post a Comment
  1. fcsaltyballs
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    1. Mendy Holding Fernandes Iheanacho >> Fabianski / Meslier Dallas Son Bamford (-12) (gets 11)
    2. Holding Fernandes Iheanacho >> Dallas Son Bamford (-8) (gets 10)
    3. Holding Fernandes >> Dallas Son (-4) (gets 9)

    Best option?

    Thanks guys

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      2

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Go without a keeper this week yeah?

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Yep

          If we get any hints of Mendy getting benched in 37 or 38, then do that move as well

          1. fcsaltyballs
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Yep I suppose the hit pays for itself if Mendy was going to be rotated

  2. BHA_Seagull
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Current FH draft
    Alison
    Godfrey - TAA - Digne
    Son - Raph - Salah (c) - Eze
    Ings - DCL - Kane

    Anything you would change?

    Leading mini league by 50 points

    1. GE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Allison -> Lloris

      1. GE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Sorry, was thinking Pool-United next GW, would keep Allison

  3. Holmes
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Chelsea conceding tonight would be handy

    1. GE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yup

    2. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I guess Kepa may start today

    3. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      No thanks. Clean sheet should bring up the ton for me.

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        You will probably reach the ton anyway 😀

    4. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I 100% agree...............but its Arsenal...........couldn't score in a free knocking shop....

  4. Nemanja Vidic
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    1FT 0.0 ITB

    Forster Mendy*
    TAA Regulion Ward Rudiger * Holding*
    Salah Jota Son Greenwood* Maddison*
    Kane Watkins Nacho*

    a) Maddison Nacho -> Gundogan DCL
    b) Maddison Nacho -> Foden Antonio/Bamford
    c) Maddison Nacho -> Mahrez Fabio Silva
    d) Maddison Nacho -> Midd and Forward for 13.2

    1. GE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A

    2. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Raph and DCL?

    3. Michelle Davin
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Foster wont play

  5. GE
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Lost on last page, sorry for repost

    What would you do here? 🙂
    1) Nacho and Castagne -> DCL and Dallas
    2) Nacho, Castagne and Rudiger > DCL, Dallas and Godfrey/Max 5.1 (-4)
    3) Nacho and Bruno -> DCL and Bale
    4) Other suggestions?

    (2FT, 1.5 itb)

    Pickford
    TAA
    Salah/Son/Lingard/Jota
    Kane

    Bench/not playing: Forster, Castagne, Shaw, Rudiger, Holding, Bruno, Nacho, Davis

  6. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Been burned by antonio so many times and yet I'm considering going there again. Bamford I have better memories of so should I go bamford or antonio ? or maybe ings ? Who are you replacing nacho with ?

    A. Bamford
    B. Antonio
    C. Ings
    D. Watkins

    1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A or B

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        cheers

    2. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I'm going Antonio but already have Bamford, if not I would have Bam slightly ahead of him.

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Intresting, it feels like one of those 50/50 decisions that are crucial and will differ 10-15 points

    3. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Bamford for the next 3 because WHU fixture in 36 isn't great for attacking. I'm FHing in 36 and will probably go for Antonio for 37, 38 provided he doesn't get injured before then

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Transfers are precious at this stage, the one I pick will be for the last 3.

    4. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Think I’ll go Antonio. West Ham will have to go for it so one of the few teams with anything to play for

  7. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    If you already owned Webster would you get rid of Veltman to leave you with 10 players in gw26 or keep in the hope he is fit?

  8. No Professionals
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Bottomed

    Martinez
    Digne Dallas Dunk*
    Salah Fernandes* Jota Lingard Ward-Prowse
    Kane Watkins

    Areola Shaw* Iheanacho* Maguire*
    1FT 0ITB

    A) Fernandes & Iheanacho to Son & Antonio (original plan)
    B) Fernandes & Maguire to Bale and Trent

    1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Rather get dunk/nacho/Maguire out then bruno

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Who do you bench if you did A? If you did Bruno to son can you still get TAA?

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Wouldn't bench anyone with A as dunk is suspended.

        No 0.1m short frustratingly.

        Bale over Son worries me. Son is someone I always fear not owning.

        1. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Ah sorry, see you're point! Yeah would bench Lingard. So no point is there really.

        2. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          You have to bench one of the front 8? I’d do Bruno to son and maybe leave iheanacho on the bench and play with 10. Or go for robbo over TAA

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            yeah thought about Robbo too, probably prefer that move.

  9. acidicleo
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Should Man United be punished by points deduction for fielding a B team.
    I know the schedule was unkind.
    But it was caused by their fan protests in the first place..

    What do Chelsea, Liverpool, Westham fans think?

    1. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      As a WHU fan Im gutted, but the rules have changed over the last 10 - 15 years and its now accepted that it is a squad game, and sadly we have to accept it as it is.......

    2. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      No, United have earnt the right to play what team they want. And they got shafted with the fixtures.

      And I don't like United.

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      No way

      No United fan but it's a squad game and United have a decent squad. DDG, Mata, Bailly and DvdB for instance are scarcely bit part players who you look at the PL generally.

    4. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I think that if teams are submitting 23 man squads then they should be able to select 11 players from that squad without fear of repercussions of playing a weakened team. Particularly if you are forcing them to play 3 games in 5 days.

      They did a pretty good job to be fair.

      1. pablo discobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Fans have seen English teams kicked out of Europe for 5 years, matches behind closed doors, national teams on the brink of exclusion from national tournaments.

        United should have been docked points for the Liverpool game not going ahead and the match awarded to Liverpool.

        Leicester have been gifted 3 points.

        Scum United fans. Pure scum. Talk is they are going to go for a repeat tomorrow as well

    5. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      It's not been explicitly stated by anyone, but I got the impression United had discussed this with the PL and were sure no penalty would be imposed. And neither should it.

  10. The Mighty Whites
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    1FT, 0.8 ITB, thoughts?

    Meslier / Guaita

    TAA / Castagne / Digne / Coady / Coufal

    Salah / Fernandes / Zaha / Jota / Lingard

    Kane / Iheanacho / Vydra

    1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Castagne & nacho > Bamford & Dallas?

      1. waldo666
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        This

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Bruno and iheanacho to son and dcl

    3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Nacho to Antonio will give you 11.

      Also, do you think Struijk plays the next one?

      1. The Mighty Whites
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I'll have 11 regardless, but yeah could do, cheers.

        I think it depends on if Cooper's back, tough one to call, I really like Struijk

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Yes. Just counted again. Haha. But still I think Nacho should go. For me he effectively has just 1 game to play. Antonio playing against Brighton which has 2 of its defenders missing can be great.

          Struijk is good. Deserves to get more game time irrespective of the injury situations around him.

  11. Nemanja Vidic
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    1FT 0.0 ITB

    Forster
    TAA Regulion Ward
    Salah Jota Son Maddison*
    Kane Watkins Nacho*

    Mendy Holding Rudiger Greenwood

    a) Maddison & Nacho -> Gundogan/Raph & DCL
    b) Maddison & Nacho -> Foden & Antonio/Bamford
    c) Maddison & Nacho -> Mahrez & Fabio Silva
    d) Maddison & Nacho -> Midd and Forward for 13.2

    1. tc93
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      a with Raph and DCL

  12. tc93
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    97 on FH so far.. Thought about the next week over the week- only logical move for this team is Rudiger + Nacho --> Coufal + Antonio. Solid moves for the run in. 1FT, 0.5 ITB

    Allows me to field 10.5 (yes davis only counts as 0.5 as he'd get a 1pt cameo haha)

    Areloa
    TAA / Rudiger* / Dallas
    Salah / Raphinha / Jota / Son
    Nacho* / Kane / Davis

    Mendy / holding / Shaw / Bruno

  13. Ruinenlust
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    BB37 looks good

    1. HammersXI
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Nah. BB this week and currently gotten 27 points through it

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Kane to Vardy (-4) looks better.

  14. FPLShaqiri
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    I have exact funds for Mendy/Ihenacho - McCarthy/Ings. Forster is my back up.

    Is there another goalkeeper who stands out in particular for the run in? Can go Antonio instead of Ings for a goalkeeper funds.

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Not sure I’d bother with a gk transfer at this stage

      1. FPLShaqiri
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I have 2 FTs and team looks strong in GW37. Don't see a better use of transfers for my team

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Fair enough, maybe Leeds keeper looks best for last 3 games

          1. FPLShaqiri
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Cheers, hadn't really considered him but he does get decent saves. Was thinking Pope/Ederson if money is no issue but Meslier could rival them.

            Will have a think on if Ings is worth it vs Antonio as that will determine if I can afford anyone other than McCarthy.

  15. Parsnips
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Holding > Dallas and Greenwood > Raphinha for a -4 good moves?

      Martinez
      Philips Ward Coufal
      Salah Lingard Greenwood Son
      DCL Nacho Kane

      Fabri Bruno Holding Shaw

    • Tomas_brolin
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Help me please, what would you do?

      A. Nacho to Bamford and field 10
      B. Rudiger and Nacho to Coufal and Bamford for -4 to field 11
      C. Rudiger and Nacho to Dallas and Benteke for -4 to field 11

      0.1 short of Nacho to Antonio unfortunately. Think I’m on A still as loathe to take the hit to get a defender

      1. GE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        A

      2. Bis_78
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        A

      3. Tomas_brolin
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Thanks

    • Michelle Davin
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Iheanacho & Veltman
      to
      Bamford & Dallas for min 4

      good to go right?

      Will go without a golie this week unless Foster makes a miracelous start.

      1. GE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Yup

    • GE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      1) Nacho, Castagne -> DCL and Dallas
      2) Nacho, Castagne and Bruno -> DCL, Dallas and Raph (-4)
      3) Nacho, Castagne and Bruno -> DCL, Dallas and Bale (-4)

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      J0E
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

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      Feel free to leave your questions for us here

      1. GE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        - Keep Bruno or not?
        - Best forward for rest of the season?
        - Any players worth a hit for GW36?

      2. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Best Ieanacho replacement ? Bamford/antonio/Ings/watkins
        Is City attackers worth the risk in the last 3 gameweeks ?

      3. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Best Teams to load up on in the remaining gameweeks?

      4. HammersXI
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Is it worth to take a hit for a GK at this stage of the season?

        1. PaperTroopers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          This ^^

      5. Bis_78
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Salah threat from fighting for Europe place and golden boot with remaining fixtures.

      6. Osfezt
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        This might be a silly question, but I can't seem to find the answer anywhere - Considering that the line-ups for Man United and Liverpool were announced prior to the postponement of the game, are these line-ups locked in?

        Maguire and Kabak may be unable to play, so it would make sense that PL allows the teams to make new line-ups?

        1. Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          No reason to lock them in, even in normal games there can be last-minute changes just before kickoff, see Rodriguez recently and Werner some time back as examples.

          1. Osfezt
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Good point. Cheers!

      7. Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Lingard.

        Forget the over-performance talk for a moment, but has there been any difference in his numbers with Benrahma and Antonio (34/35) vs without them (30-33).

        The heatmap (goal attempts, dribble attempts, comparisons looks rather interesting. Seems to be more involved in build-up play and less so in finishing moves.

        1. Traction Engine Foot
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Certainly looked to me from watching that Benrahma impacted him a lot, with Benrahma taking more (wayward) shots and making more driving runs.

          1. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Any City midfielder worth investing in for run in?

      8. The Point About It Is
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Are there any City mid/for worth investing in?

      9. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Can you guys discuss a FH team for 36

        1. HashAttack
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          On a FH, should we gamble on Bale instead of Son

          Anything wrong with Forster/McCarthy for a total of just 8.4m, at home, against a now relegated Fulham team

      10. Merlinsnose
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Bamford or Antonio for Iheanacho?

      11. FPLord
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Most likely without a keeper in GW 36 having Mendy/Forster. Is it worth taking a hit for someone like Meslier or Pickford, also given the fact that Mendy could be rested with Kepa getting an additional game again in GW 37 after the FA cup final?

      12. Westfield Irons ⭐️
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Hi Joe,
        Is my record 2668 points in the 2009/10 season going to be beaten this year? The current leader would need 201 points. It's going to be close, I think I might lose that crown!
        Thanks
        Jon

        1. Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I hope not mate ....insane score and well played again fella......you should be rightly proud of that too.......

          1. Westfield Irons ⭐️
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            cheers Corgzzz
            That score was when FPL was old school, 1 Wildcard, no chips, etc. I want to dine out on this record for another season.

            1. mynameisq
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Even if anyone beats it, it would be with an asterisk because of all the chips so your elite score is safe forever

    • drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Any chance forster gets another start against fulham ?

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Hassenhutl has stuck to what he said before the games. He also said McCarthy for the next two.

        1. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          typical

        2. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          When did he mccarthy plays the next 2 ?

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 days ago

            When did he say*

      2. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Seems bizarre that the manager keeps rotating them but think he indicated that McCarthy would be back in this week. Maybe wait and see what he says in press conference

        1. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          yeah hopefully a clear answer at the presser

    • Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Guys, I am on a FH, is going Ederson as keeper for this GW a risk ?? Obv I can make sure I have a back up keeper ......

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Ederson should play. But having a backup on FH is always wise. Areola at 4.5 should do the job.

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Can't see him not playing. Steffen gets the cup games including finals - that's his role. Don't think there has been any sign of Pep giving him PL games to ensure game time and say thank you.

        Not sure he's the best keeper this week - prefer Pickford.

    • Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Guys, now that City have won the title. do we think City will play Mahrez/Foden v Newcastle or are City still an avoid ?

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Got to play them, could get rusty if they dont play any games before UCL

      2. HammersXI
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Wait out for Pep's presser

    • Boom XhakaLacaSaka
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      1FT 0.1 ITB
      Martinez* Schmeichel
      Veltman* Wesbter* Holding Phillips* KWP*
      Salah* Jota* Bruno Rashford ESR
      Kane* DCL* Nacho

      A) Veltman & Rashford > Dallas & Raph (-4)
      B) Rashford & Nacho > Bamford & Bale (-4) Following week downgrade a gk to bring in Dallas

    • Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Already planning an enabling move of Fofana -> Coufal. What should the other move for a hit be?

      A. Saka -> Raph
      B. Nacho -> Bam/Antonio

      1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        B > Bam

      2. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        B

      3. HammersXI
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Wait out for Bielsa's presser for A tbh. If he has had a full week training Raphinha will play from the start.

        Both actually looks like good moves IMO. Would do B for more upside

    • HammersXI
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Trying to maintain my 2k gw rank this week, should I do the following moves next week or just make a FT (and ignore the GK move?)

      A) Mendy -> Meslier / Pickford (already have Dallas)
      B) Pereira -> Raphinha / ASM / Gundogan

    • Coaly
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Which moves are best for next week?

      a) Bruno Holding to Son Dallas
      b) Bruno Iheanacho to Bale Ings

      1. HammersXI
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Chasing / Wanting to maintain position?

        1. Coaly
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Leading but just want to make the best moves regardless

          1. HammersXI
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Would go A

            1. Coaly
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Cheers

      2. Bis_78
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I prefer A

    • EWH2020
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Bruno to:

      A) Son
      B) Bale
      C) Foden
      D) Mahrez
      E) Raph

      1. EWH2020
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I'm trying to hold position. Not chasing

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Son is "steady" move surely

        Raph returns on the season only match Foden despite playing way more minutes and he has just the one double digit return. Only reason to get him would be if you had another move lined up to spend the money itb.

    • Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Guys, can I have your thoughts on my FH team...........Mahrez my risky pick and Jota a concern ( will see if Jota plays v Man U ) and Son on the bench dont feel right ? I am trying to break into the top 5k, am I being too safe or too risky ??

      Ederson,
      TAA, Dallas, Digne.
      Salah, Jota, Mahrez, Raphina.
      Kane, DCL, Bamford.

      Areola, Son, Coufal, Mitchell.....

      1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Nice team

      2. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Would start Son over Jota, wouldnt double on Leeds attacking players this week, can you upgrade Jota to Bale?

      3. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I'd play Son over Raph every time

        Raph could explode but he hasn't all season really with just the one double digit return. Would much prefer the double up with Son Kane over Raph Bamford.

        Worth remembering perhaps that Newcastle scored 2 against Spurs at home and should have had more. That must be part of the form line - that match was about Spurs defence as much as Leeds attack.

    • buzzkill
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Is it worth taking a hit for a defender this week? Otherwise I'll have to field just 9 players.
      I have Dallas, Saiss and TAA as my backline with Pickford in goal.
      Really only looking at Coufal till the end of the season.

      1. HammersXI
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Not really. would take a hit on an attacker

    • HammersXI
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      For those still chasing leads for the last 3 gameweeks, don't give up hope just yet. Managed to close up a gap of 60 points to just 5 in this Gameweek. Yes its a TGW, but it's possible with several punts to end off the season, so don't give up just yet!