Scout Notes

Hat-trick hero Torres making late-season claim as powerful FPL differential

Newcastle 3-4 Man City

  • Goals: Emil Krafth (£4.2m), Joelinton (£5.7m), Joe Willock (£4.7m) | João Cancelo x1 (£5.8m), Ferran Torres x3 (£6.9m)
  • Assists: Jonjo Shelvey (£5.3m) | Rodrigo (£5.3m), Ilkay Gündogan (£5.6m), Gabriel Jesus (£9.1m), João Cancelo x1 (£5.8m)
  • Penalty misses: Willock
  • Penalty saves: Scott Carson (£3.9m)
  • Bonus points: Torres x3, Cancelo x2, Carson x1

ALSO FER-RAN

Ferran Torres (£6.9m) is making a late-season claim as a Fantasy Premier League differential option.

The Manchester City midfielder has now started each of the last three league matches, has found the net in two of them and come away with four goals.

Scoring three times on Friday night, the Spaniard played on the right-hand side of a front-three at Newcastle having operated in more of a central-midfield role against Chelsea.

Torres was also afforded a license to swap with Gabriel Jesus‘ (£9.1m) centre-forward position, which led to his second and third goals and posed a threat from set-pieces, netting an impressive piece of skill in the first half.

“I may have to think of him as a striker. When Jesus and Aguero were out, he played as a striker and always he is there (near the goal). He scored against Leeds, he scored against Crystal Palace. It is so important. He can be a number nine.” – Pep Guardiola

His latest effort helps contribute to admirable figures during his Premier League minutes this season. Torres has now been involved in 41% of Manchester City’s league goals scored while he is on the pitch (11 of 27), the most of any colleague.

Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m) previously topped that particular statistic (40%) while Phil Foden (£6.0m) was only one percentage point ahead of Torres (37%) before Blank Gameweek 36.

With Brighton (away) and Everton (home) the final two matches for Pep Guardiola’s men, Torres could be a shrewd differential considering that, over the last seven league matches, he has missed out on the starting XI only twice.

KNOW YOUR KRAFTH

Despite the absence of Callum Wilson (£6.5m), Newcastle yet again did enough to warrant monitoring their assets for investment in the final two Gameweeks of the campaign.

Steve Bruce’s men face Sheffield United (home) and Fulham (away) in Gameweeks 37 and 38 respectively

After a 4-2 win at Leicester in Triple Gameweek 35 brought the Magpies’ drastically improved form to light, the fact they were able to extend it against even a rotated Manchester City side is worth noting.

Just as we saw at the King Power Stadium, Newcastle primarily threatened on the counter-attack and, although they could have been even more devastating with Wilson in the side, his colleagues still did a good job of stretching Manchester City’s defence on Friday.

In finding the net three times, it was only the second Premier League away match in which Guardiola’s men had given up more than one goal this season, the last coming in the Gameweek 9 defeat at Spurs. Even with largely second-string personnel, that achievement is not to be sniffed at for Newcastle.

Meanwhile, we were able to get something of a fix on who will take Newcastle’s penalties in Wilson’s absence between now and the end of the season.

Joelinton (£5.7m) dispatched the first-half spot-kick he won before Joe Willock (£4.7m) insisted on taking one he was awarded in the second.

The Arsenal loanee did, admittedly, see his effort saved by Scott Carson (£3.9m) although he still managed to convert the rebound.

“I’m always a bit flexible with it. It’s a bit of a south American thing that once they’ve scored one, they don’t want to take another one, so I’m led to believe. It was his choice, yeah. It’s one of those things where Matt Ritchie has been the penalty taker before but I think he missed one the last time he took it. But hey, we’ve scored twice so it didn’t make a difference.” – Steve Bruce

And it is Willock who will perhaps command the biggest interest ahead of Gameweeks 37 and 38. In finding the net on Friday night, he is now joint-top among all midfielders for goals scored across their last six matches, his total of five level with Torres, Matheus Pereira (£5.4m) and Mason Greenwood (£7.2m).

LINE-UP LESSONS

After recent flirtations with 4-4-2 and 3-1-4-2, Manchester City were back in 4-3-3 on Friday night.

It was the first time Guardiola had deployed that formation since the Champions League semi-final first-leg against PSG.

In that time they have used 4-4-2 against Crystal Palace and in the semi-final second-leg, both times producing 2-0 wins. Whether Guardiola was seriously considering long-term usage for 3-1-4-2 remains to be seen, of course, considering suggestions he went for that system against Chelsea to cloak Thomas Tuchel’s understanding of how to play against the Citizens’ best team ahead of the Champions League final.

Meanwhile, Guardiola’s latest line-up still had plenty of clues to predicting future ones, as hopeful as that sounds.

João Cancelo (£5.8m) remains the Manchester City manager’s favourite defender, having started five of the last six matches in all competitions. Three of those were at left-back, one at right-back and another at right wing-back.

Kyle Walker (£6.1m) missed out on Gameweeks 34 and 35 but has still started four of City’s last six in all competitions at right-back now.

Centre-back is becoming an increasingly unpredictable area of Guardiola’s team. Even though Rúben Dias (£6.0m) has started four of the last six in all competitions, only two of those have come in the Premier League. In fact, three of the last five league matches have seen the previously nailed-on Portuguese international on the bench.

Meanwhile, in De Bruyne’s absence, Ilkay Gündogan (£5.6m) assumed set-piece responsibilities and was in decent form against Newcastle.

He provided the assist for Torres’ opening goal with his excellent delivery and went close to setting up another goal in the 49th minute when he flashed a free-kick across the far post.

Newcastle United XI: Dubravka; Ritchie (Lewis 83′), Dummett, Fernández (Gayle 87′), Krafth, Murphy; Almirón, Shelvey, Willock; Joelinton (S Longstaff 83′), Saint-Maximin.

Manchester City XI: Carson; Cancelo (B Mendy 74′), Ake, Garcia, Walker; Gündogan, Rodrigo, B Silva; Sterling, Jesus, Torres.

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414 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Perthite
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    TC chip still to use.

    Is the best bet is a Spurs player next round?
    Or wait until last round where teams don't focus on defence as much (except some that still have something to play for)?

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

      See what happens this week before making a decision.

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Salah vs Palace is probably a decent shout

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

        It does seem like a standout option I agree. Unless I need a gamble that is my intention for my Sky Cap that day

  2. Cheeseoid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    I've been second in Sky for a full week now. Got to make the most of it as it will probably end tomorrow

    1. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Wow! Reckon you can win the thing?

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

        I am 11 points behind first so there is a chance.

        But I am only 2 points ahead of third so who know? (he captained Torres yesterday)

        You get a cap every day in Sky so if you get the captains right you will probably win from this point

        1. fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Oh man he nailed that Torres punt. Best of luck, I hope you win it!!

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

            Thanks!

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      No captain today?

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

        Yep. Probably

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

          Lingard

  3. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Pep's done me in a few times over the years but waking up to no shows from my 3 city differentials on FH has to be the worst ever. Hahaha!

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Hopefully you had backup

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Switched willcock davis to maja burke just before bed 😀 coufal should do ok. May still pull off a green arrow if I'm lucky

    2. Cheeseoid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      It's harsh isn't it? Sometimes it's just so stupid you have to laugh

    3. Perthite
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Found that it is generally best to avoid City players as much as possible - previous seasons have had Sterling.
      Just too much uncertainty.

      Have mostly avoided Arsenal ones too now I think about it - though that is more due to them being so inconsistent.

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Yeah I think I'll go easy on city next year. The already derailed my season when I put 3 in on my GW3 WC and stubbornly stuck with them for weeks. Been playing catch up ever since.

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

          It's easy to say that but in reality it's tough to do if they are doing as well as they were at points of this season. Jut be ready to jump off of them at the final third of the season is about the best you can do

    4. gogs67
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Yeh, sat down to watch the game last night and realised none of mine were playing, was a bit of an anti climax to say the least.
        Had got bench cover just in case but it's not the same lol

        1. fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          When I watched the highlights and Carson came up first I feared the worst and sure enough the team sheet was a bloodbath. Nevermind, onwards and upwards. Hope your bench is ok!

      • Sanchit
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Looking at this and then lateriser's last minute changes to his FH team, feels like the game still isn't fair.
        They moved the deadline by half an hour exactly to avoid this , but they are still not able to eliminate it.

    5. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Long way to go but trying to plan moves for next GW...

      Was looking at upgrading Iheanacho and Benteke to Antonio and Bamford. For this, I have to downgrade someone. Options are:

      A) Trossard to some 4.2 mid
      B) Bale to Mount/Greenwood

      Will get rid of Bale in last week anyway, was wondering if getting rid one week earlier makes sense since it gives a better player.

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 5 days ago

        So planning three transfers?
        Seems a lot to me.
        Got 2ft?

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Yep, 2FTs.

          Yesterday morning, plan was Trossard and Benteke to Saint Maximin and Antonio/Bamford for free. Feels like these 2 games probably wont suit Maximin.

      2. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Trossard to ESR? Full of confidence. Greenwood and mount might get rotated. And Bale's home form is great

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Do you think he starts both games?

          I can do Trossard to Rowe but that would mean not getting one of Antonio/Bamford and sticking with Iheanacho (may not be a bad thing I guess)

        2. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          This should do the job, cheers

      3. Garth Marenghi
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        You won't do Trossard to Willock

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          I can do that. As stated above, anything above 4.2 mid would mean avoiding one of Antonio and Bamford..

          1. Garth Marenghi
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            *You won't do Bale to Willock

      4. Cheeseoid
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Hmm. Are you looking for a 4.2 mid who actually plays or bench fodder?

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

          Smith - Rowe seems like the obvious 4.2 as he has potential not a lot of others do

          1. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Damn, didnt realized he is 4.2

            Thought he is around 4.7

        2. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Bench fodder, will be 3rd on bench.

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

            I still think I would take ESR if I were you. he is quite capable of pulling in a good score

            1. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Cheers

              Will go for him

    6. Bavarian
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Guaita-Forster
      TAA-Dallas-Shaw-Coufal-Rudiger
      Salah-Jota-Son-Lingard-JWP
      Kane-DCL-Brewster

      Which one?

      A-JWP > Greenwood
      B- Brewster > Antonio/Bamford

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        B

      2. West End Exile
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        B

      3. Party time
          1 month, 5 days ago

          B

      4. Party time
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Which Utd defender should I pick 🙂

          1) Shaw
          2) Bissaka

          1. Party time
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Leaning towards Shaw

            • Chandler Bing
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Shaw but don't be surprised if he's benched against Wolves. Their UEL game is only 3 days away from GW38.

              1. Party time
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Thanks. I’ll do Shaw to Robertson for that

                  1. Chandler Bing
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Why don't you just do Robbo this week and do something else with an FT. Robbo faces Burnley.

                    1. Party time
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        Yeah but I already have Trent & don’t want to double up. Think Shaw could feast on fulham + I don’t really have a move for next gw

                • manu4life99
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Neither. Both will be benched gw38

              2. Little Red Lacazette
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                1FT. Son -> Bruno? Y or N?

                Martinez
                Phillips Digne Shaw
                Son Jota Salah Lingard Greenwood
                Bamford Kane

                Sanchez Rudiger Watkins Coady

                1. Party time
                    1 month, 5 days ago

                    No

                  • Chandler Bing
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    No. Most likely getting benched Vs Wolves. On the other hand, Son faces Villa who are missing their first choice RB. I'd argue his GW38 fixture is also better as Leicester is a great team to counter attack against.

                2. Party time
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Salah or Bruno for the armband this gw?

                    1. Party time
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        * gw 37

                      • Chandler Bing
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        Call me crazy but I'm most likely going Lingard

                        1. Party time
                            1 month, 4 days ago

                            Not crazy at all. I am going with him, Antonio & Fabianski. Should be interesting tbh

                        2. Holmes
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 4 days ago

                          Bruno

                          1. Party time
                              1 month, 4 days ago

                              Thanks buddy. Bruno(C) locked in as expected 🙂

                          2. Riverside Red
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 4 days ago

                            Salah

                            1. Party time
                                1 month, 4 days ago

                                Thanks buddy. Think I am going with Bruno

                            2. Disturbed
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 4 days ago

                              Has to be Bruno. Sold him for son this gw, getting him back and cap this gw

                            3. Elfozzie 42
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              1 month, 4 days ago

                              Given a break you'd think Bruno, but if Salah's on fire then I may change. Liverpool are still battling for league position so Klopp will keep playing full side and go full tilt each week, whilst Ole's more concerned about being ready for Europa.

                          3. DAZZ
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 4 days ago

                            Guy OR 71 hasnt got a team this week. How can someone in such a good position have no care 🙁

                            1. Sanchit
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 4 days ago

                              Link?

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

                            Good to save next week ? 2.3 itb and would be nice with 2 free transfers going into last gameweek

                            Mendy
                            TAA Digne Shaw
                            Salah Son Lingard Jota
                            Kane(C) DCL Bamford

                            Forster ESR Holding Konsa

                            1. Jebiga
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 4 days ago

                              Maybe mendy to pickford

                          5. Sanchit
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 4 days ago

                            So next season deadline to be 2 hours before kick off?
                            For whatever reason they moved it to 1.5 hours before kick-off , it doesn't seem to be working right!
                            Some of the fpl managers do have an unfair advantage.

                            1. Holmes
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 4 days ago

                              It was moved to 1.5hrs because of leaks, 2 hours may not change anything either...

                              1. Sanchit
                                • 5 Years
                                1 month, 4 days ago

                                Yesterday City's lineup was leaked before 1.5 hours.
                                See Lateriser's twitter. He made changes 15 mins prior to the deadline.

                                1. Holmes
                                  • 7 Years
                                  1 month, 4 days ago

                                  Yeah, saw that. Thats why 2hrs gap wouldnt make much difference. Mahrez, Stones, Foden not starting was going around even before that.

                          6. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 4 days ago

                            Any chance of Forster starting? (Ederson owner)

                            1. Jebiga
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 4 days ago

                              I would say yes because my lucky rival own him

                          7. Jebiga
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 4 days ago

                            Is Bruno Fernandes decent captain option against Fulham ?
                            My rivals doesn't have him 🙂

                            1. Holmes
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 4 days ago

                              For sure

                            2. Echoes
                                1 month, 4 days ago

                                Think there's a strong possibility Bruno will be protected as much as possible before the final. And even if he plays, Fulham will atleast want to bow out showing a decent fight.
                                Hold if you don't wanna sell, but don't C imo.

                            3. Plagued by indecision
                              • 10 Years
                              1 month, 4 days ago

                              Honestly choosing Mahrez has become like an abusive relationship. Predicted a goalfest correctly, and thought he’d start after a long rest. I always say ‘never again’, but I don’t seem to learn my lesson.

                              1. Jebiga
                                • 9 Years
                                1 month, 4 days ago

                                Are you keeping him for the next gw ?

                              2. Bennerman
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 4 days ago

                                You honestly are? Not sneakilly or on the sly?

                                Don't get why you kids need to use 'honestly' all the time

                                1. Plagued by indecision
                                  • 10 Years
                                  1 month, 4 days ago

                                  Thanks for that. Just the kind of helpful policing of my use of English I look forward to on a Saturday morning.

                                  1. Bennerman
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 4 days ago

                                    Don't start a sentence with 'honestly' then. It doesn't make your vaguely unpleasant analogy any better

                                    1. Plagued by indecision
                                      • 10 Years
                                      1 month, 4 days ago

                                      You’re right. I apologise for that.

                                    2. Foodball Madnager
                                        1 month, 4 days ago

                                        Same with using “personally” in a sentence haha

                                        1. Bennerman
                                          • 2 Years
                                          1 month, 4 days ago

                                          Not so, though, because 'personally' denotes an opinion rather than fact. Which is pretty important here, delineating fact and opinion (eh, whether someone is actually named as playing in a starting XI by their manager, or whether Bob from Chesterfield just thinks they will be 24 hours beforehand).

                                  2. Indpush
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 4 days ago

                                    Me neither. Perhaps if he stops using it, he's afraid we won't believe him.

                              3. Plagued by indecision
                                • 10 Years
                                1 month, 4 days ago

                                I don’t know. It would be nice to get one goal out of him (he has never scored for me when I have owned him, even when he’s started).

                                1. Plagued by indecision
                                  • 10 Years
                                  1 month, 4 days ago

                                  Reply fail

                                2. Jebiga
                                  • 9 Years
                                  1 month, 4 days ago

                                  If city play with 1st team next gw you are in advance. I have Dias. Don't know should i transfer him out or to play him...

                                  1. Plagued by indecision
                                    • 10 Years
                                    1 month, 4 days ago

                                    May be worth holding then. They’re bound to play one of the last few games, probably rested in GW38.

                                3. afsr
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 4 days ago

                                  I was going for Bale, Antonio combo but on Friday Antonio rose in price and i was 0.1 too short, so got Mahrez, Antonio instead of Bale, Wood

                                  Will have a blank now and a Spurs game spent behind the sofa. How have i not learnt not to mess with Pep

                                  1. Plagued by indecision
                                    • 10 Years
                                    1 month, 4 days ago

                                    Yeah, that’s brutal. I had planned to get Bale, and then as i already have Son/Kane, i then got distracted by my belief (correct) that New-Mci would be a goalfest. Oh well.

                              4. Jebiga
                                • 9 Years
                                1 month, 4 days ago

                                Chasing 50 points. Please advice for my free transfer, even -4 hit.
                                0.3 in the bank

                                Mendy
                                Dias, Shaw, Lindelof, Holding
                                Bruno Fernandes, Salah, Jota, Lingard, Son
                                Kane

                                Sub: Forster, Iheancho, Fofana, Fabio Silva

                                Should i save ft ?

                                1. Ooh Ah Cantona
                                    1 month, 4 days ago

                                    Try not to get players from teams that play each other. EG Nacho Vs Mendy.
                                    Predict the score and then drop one or the other.

                                2. Slitherene
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 4 days ago

                                  FH 38 | Last FT transfer of the season.

                                  Areola | Sanchez
                                  TAA Digne Shaw
                                  Salah Son Mahrez Lingard Saka
                                  Kane DC-L
                                  ¦ Iheanacho Vestergaard Phillips

                                  1 FT, 0.1 ITB

                                  Suggest a transfer?

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

                                    Bruno home to FUL must be worth shout. Not sure how you get him though - probably has to be through Mahrez and Saka.

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

                                  Well I'm on for my best ever season pointswise at least with 2300 looking a real possibility yet I'm only ranked 149k. That's in 12 seasons playing FPL.

                                  It just shows you how tough it is now with 8 million plus playing the game.

                                  Been a lot more aggressive with transfers this season following on from Laterz's preseason advice.

                                  1. Nerdlinger
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 9 Years
                                    1 month, 4 days ago

                                    Top 150k still puts you in the top 2% which is very decent. Even if you adjusted and called a couple million of those dead teams or one week wonders then its still a very good rank.

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

                                  Is anyone else bored of FPL? Ive had a fairly decent season. But i just think the game needs freshening up next season. The game is extremely predictable, with the majority hoarding chips untill the DGW’s year in year out, of course its the optimal strategy, which is why something needs changing, people need a reason to mix it up a little.

                                  1. Holmes
                                    • 7 Years
                                    1 month, 4 days ago

                                    No matter what changes they do, we will adjust to it and it will get boring again.

                                    You will have to mix it up on your own to make it thrilling like imposing certain restrictions etc...

                                    1. Bennerman
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 4 days ago

                                      It's just fantasy football.

                                      It's only on here, where it is forcibly commercialised and made to seem like it's important, that it is anything beyond that.

                                      1. Holmes
                                        • 7 Years
                                        1 month, 4 days ago

                                        If you are visiting a fantasy football website, it must be important. Otherwise why would someone visit a fantasy football site.

                                        I do agree that its just "fantasy football" and we play it for fun.

                                        1. Bennerman
                                          • 2 Years
                                          1 month, 4 days ago

                                          Well yeah, you're entitled to log on here and view opinions/news, chip in if you like (or many just observe). Doesn't make it important as such, just one of the many, many things you do I your day.

                                          It pays, let's remember, for FFS owners to make you feel like it's a really big deal. That is their living.

                                          It's actually just a minor offshoot from football itself.

                                  2. Jebiga
                                    • 9 Years
                                    1 month, 4 days ago

                                    This game became very boring. Will quit it, because it's not worth it to loose time on this. Even if they pay me, it's not worth to play...

                                  3. Nerdlinger
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 9 Years
                                    1 month, 4 days ago

                                    I'd like to see a chip or feature that can allow you to use a sub from your bench retrospectively rather than auto subs. Other than that I quite like how it is and I've been playing many years now

                                    1. Bennerman
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 4 days ago

                                      Not bad shout.

                                      The change I perennially espouse is only two players from each team. Would vary teams a lot in a simple way.

                                    2. DAZZ
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 6 Years
                                      1 month, 4 days ago

                                      So have i mate. I was around in the 06/07 season.

                                  4. RichardNixon
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 4 days ago

                                    two free transfers a week would free up managers to mix their teams up

                                    1. Nerdlinger
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 9 Years
                                      1 month, 4 days ago

                                      I think that's too easy. Would be fun tho but I think it would lead to even more templating and less variety

                                      1. Bennerman
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 4 days ago

                                        Agree again, think we need moves to make it more different, not more transfers to allow people to align themselves with the template

                                      2. RichardNixon
                                        • 4 Years
                                        1 month, 4 days ago

                                        Opportunities for more variety I reckon. For example, would be able to shift between premium mids and forwards within the same week more easily, or chase punts on players who aren't guaranteed to play such as Foden atm. If it goes wrong can shift him them our easier. Would also allow for managers to adapt their teams to blank weeks and dgws much better.

                                        1. Bennerman
                                          • 2 Years
                                          1 month, 4 days ago

                                          I see what you're saying, but I believe that the more flexibility there is, the more people will bend towards the same teams. Which I think is one of the problems at the end of the season, not much difference in teams or challenges for managers. Very easy to defend a lead as it is, would be easier with more flexibility I feel (though I understand the counterpoint that you could get more 'differentials' as they say round here)

                                        2. Nerdlinger
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 9 Years
                                          1 month, 4 days ago

                                          Fair enough, don't think that's how it would play out but obviously gives you more flexibility. I think it waters down skill level too for those that plan ahead. This season has been a bit odd in the massive amount of disruption but in a normal season barring injury crises you can navigate pretty well

                                    2. Holmes
                                      • 7 Years
                                      1 month, 4 days ago

                                      Would prefer -4 for every transfers instead of FTs or maybe gradual increase in hits 😉

                                      1st transfer = -2
                                      2nd transfer = -4
                                      3rd transfer = -6
                                      and so on...

                                      1. Bennerman
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 4 days ago

                                        That wouldn't be popular but see where you're coming from. Make it more punitive.

                                5. Jebiga
                                  • 9 Years
                                  1 month, 4 days ago

                                  Which team have the best games for gw 37 and gw 38 ?

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

                                    Fixtures are right below your team mate, have a look yourself!

                                    1. Jebiga
                                      • 9 Years
                                      1 month, 4 days ago

                                      Oh Sheffield then 😉

                                  2. Echoes
                                      1 month, 4 days ago

                                      GW 37/38 is the period where you'd wanna target players from teams who are fighting for the title/Top 4/relegation. Make your pick from these lots.

                                      1. Jebiga
                                        • 9 Years
                                        1 month, 4 days ago

                                        Yes on paper but on pitch wood, ward prowse, bamford and willock will score hatties

                                  3. manu4life99
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 11 Years
                                    1 month, 4 days ago

                                    V early but this looks OK to roll a FT right?

                                    Martinez
                                    TAA Shaw Azpi
                                    Salah Son Greenwood Lingard Raphinha
                                    Kane Bamford

                                    areola nacho castagne veltman

                                    1. Jebiga
                                      • 9 Years
                                      1 month, 4 days ago

                                      Yup save

                                    2. Must.Go.Faster.
                                        1 month, 4 days ago

                                        What’s “V” early? “Van de Beek “ early or something? Maybe Vaccination early or something?

                                    3. RamaJama
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 8 Years
                                      1 month, 4 days ago

                                      Possible that DDG gets A last match to say goodbye to the OT home crowd/get matched before the EL Final?

                                      1. Bennerman
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 4 days ago

                                        Sounds plausible, yeah.

                                        Hope he's not going, as a Red, but suspect he might well be.

                                        1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                                          • 12 Years
                                          1 month, 4 days ago

                                          You only need one good keeper and a half decent one. No point in one fella being underused given his level of talent.

                                    4. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                                      • 12 Years
                                      1 month, 4 days ago

                                      Isn't it about time they call 'differential' something different? Every second heading 'differential' this 'differential' that. I would have thought that those who are editors and writers would have a vast vocabulary to chose from.

                                      They could use gamble, risk, left field or even looking at a thesaurus if stuck -

                                      https://www.thesaurus.com/browse/differential

                                      Divergent, disparate or even desperate!??

                                      1. BeaversWithAttitude
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 4 days ago

                                        Interlopers or trespassers? Lol.

                                        1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                                          • 12 Years
                                          1 month, 4 days ago

                                          haha normally they only trespass on team and are transferred out fairly sharpish. So I like that one!

                                      2. Fred54
                                        • 6 Years
                                        1 month, 4 days ago

                                        Pre-emptive failures?

                                        1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                                          • 12 Years
                                          1 month, 4 days ago

                                          I love this one it would stop the elongated monologues if that was used!

                                      3. A Kun & Mateta
                                        • 7 Years
                                        1 month, 4 days ago

                                        I always think of desperately using the differential on my old tractor to stop my slipping down a hill.

                                        1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                                          • 12 Years
                                          1 month, 4 days ago

                                          Sounds like my overall rank!

                                      4. The Rumour Mill
                                        • 4 Years
                                        1 month, 4 days ago

                                        Mark and granville had it right back in the day with "fantasy Island risk"

                                        1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                                          • 12 Years
                                          1 month, 3 days ago

                                          Those were the days.. all aboard and all that!

                                    5. RogDog_jimmy
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      1 month, 4 days ago

                                      Next week is not far away as it turns out !

                                      1 ft 0.9itb

                                      Meslier (Forster)
                                      TAA, Digne, Coufal (Holding, Rudiger)
                                      Salah, Jota, Son, Lingard, J-Rod
                                      Kane, DCL (Nacho)

                                      1. Lingard/J-Rod > Greenwood (Lingz is exact money if no changes).
                                      2. Nacho > Bam/Antonio/Wood/Adams etc.
                                      3. Start Holding (cry) over Coufal (wba) ?

                                      Not hitting so only one move coming max.