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How the top 10k FPL managers set their teams up for Blank Gameweek 36

Mohamed Salah (£12.7m) returns to the summit of influence among the top 10,000 Fantasy Premier League managers for Blank Gameweek 36.

Two goals and one assist in his last three matches and a Sunday afternoon trip to West Bromwich Albion were enough to help him become this weekend’s most popular captain at that level.

The armband debate proved to be rather one-sided in the end as 77.3% of the top 10k handed it to Salah for Blank Gameweek 36.

As you can see from the chart above, that made for a huge majority against the second-placed Harry Kane (£11.8m); 63.4 percentage points.

Outside of those two premium assets, there was mostly pocket-change handed out to the other captain options.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin‘s (£7.6m) Sunday-evening meeting with basement boys Sheffield United was enough for 2.8% of the top 10k to take a calculated risk with their captain’s armband.

Meanwhile, Salah and Kane’s respective colleagues Son Heung-min (1.5%) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (0.8%) completed the top five armbandees.

Salah is some way clear in the effective ownership department as well, offering a figure of 170.7% in the top 10k.

Kane sits in second place with 96.5% effective ownership while Alexander-Arnold (76.9%), Jesse Lingard (74.2%) and Son (67.2%) complete the top five.

Chip season is very much in its closing stages as we approach the end of the 2020/21 campaign.

The Free Hit was the most deployed for Blank Gameweek 36 but attracted just 2.4% interest among the top 10k.

Just under 2.0% of them went for a Wildcard while 0.1% used the Triple Captain and just 200 managers at this level Bench Boosted.

With two Gameweeks left of the season, 94.9% of the top 10k have exhausted their chip supply.

Salah is now the most-owned asset in the top 10k, sat in 93.4% squads at that level after an increase of roughly 10 percentage points between the two most-recent deadlines.

Bruno Fernandes‘ (£11.5m) backing has dropped off considerably. His 88.8% top-10k ownership for Triple Gameweek 35 was perhaps influenced by Free Hit chips and he comes into the latest round owned by just 56.6% in the upper echelons.

Kelechi Iheanacho (£6.3m) has also seen his ownership drop off a cliff. He was the top 10k’s favourite player for Triple Gameweek 35 (95.1%) but is no longer among the top three most popular forwards.

Calvert-Lewin (51.2%) and Patrick Bamford (39.3%) have replaced the Leicester man and Ollie Watkins (£6.5m) in that regard.

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  1. Tango74
      2 months, 15 days ago

      I don’t understand why so much bitterness towards pep here. We all know he rotates and any city player is a gamble. The best time for city assets is normally at start is season not when he had finals , same for BB.

      I have mahrez but ensured playing bench

      If you want nailed players. Don’t pick city .

      1. HollywoodXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        I’m not bitter. I knew the risks of picking a City player (Foden in my case). Doesn’t stop me hating on Pep for a few hours though.

        1. Tango74
            2 months, 15 days ago

            You don’t see it as bad when Klopp rotates his front 3 .

            I think any players that was dropped yesterday will play next week ??

            1. Mac90
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              At this point I just wish Pep play the same team again next week. I just wanna see how pissed off the people here would be.

              1. Tango74
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Ha ha , that be good , luckily only 1 more week off this wahoo

              2. Utopsis
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 15 days ago

                To your point though, this is what you THINK should happen, but Pep will do a great big guffaw and do the opposite

          • Rasping Drive
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            I think it’s a combination of bitterness towards the baldy git with anger at oneself for potentially blowing a FH that would have majorly contributed to overhauling minileague rivals. At least that’s what it is in my case (65-35 to be fair :-D)

          • Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            The guy is just prioritizing. Why risk his players for a useless PL game.

            All the people getting angry at him should rather get angry at themselves for not thinking right.

            1. Tango74
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Yes the whole FPL roster , and the pick players not nailed on a fh.

                I had all 3 and shipped foden and stones last min

                1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Good call!

            2. Little Red Lacazette
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Totally agree, City had nothing to play for now in the PL.

          • Dr Jekyll
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 15 days ago

            I bet Vardy and Maddison excel today having been on poor PL form

            1. KAALI_DAAL
                2 months, 15 days ago

                I doubt that.

            2. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Ward Prowse could be handy for last 2GWs

            3. Little Red Lacazette
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Only have Bamford & Lingard for today. Hope they perform.

              1. KAALI_DAAL
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Dallas, Sanchez, Lingz and Aina.

                  1. Little Red Lacazette
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Aina is a real differential.

                • drughi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  same

                • bitm2007
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Bamford is my only starter today. Got 10 playing tomorrow.

                  1. Little Red Lacazette
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Red today, big green arrow tomorrow.

              2. Karan14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Start 2 out of these:

                A) Digne (WOL)
                B) Shaw (FUL)
                C) Coufal (wba)
                D) Rudiger (LEI)

                1. Holmes
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  AB

                2. Qubit
                  • 12 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Nice and easy that one, A and B. Decent chance of attacking returns at a time of the season when clean sheets not as likely (still a chance for both though)

                3. Karan14
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Shaw & Digne it is. Cheers both!

                  1. Qubit
                    • 12 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    To be fair don't rule out Coufal if you want a decent differential though. He's been unlucky of late.

                    1. Karan14
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Yeah Coufal could be good but I think I'd start Rudiger ahead of him this week. Expecting home teams to do well this week and score in front of fans.

                4. Runaway
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  First two

              3. Cilly Bonnolly
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Totally forgot I’ve got Dias. Great start to the gameweek when you’ve no bench.

              4. Milkman Bruno
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Dallas, Raphina, Lingard, Wood and Antonio today.

                  1. Holmes
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Too many players...

                  2. KAALI_DAAL
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Clapping for you.

                    • Hazz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Just Dallas & Lingard today.

                      Fortunately I'm out & the FA Cup Final is on later, can cram in my FPL coverage tomorrow 😛

                    • Qubit
                      • 12 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Raphina on my watchlist, hopefully gets some decent minutes this week.

                  3. FPL Virgin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Another example of why Munday's articles are not up to the required standard.

                    " ...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)."

                    His goal conversion during that time was 56%. He is scoring with every other shot, which is unsustainable. Yet another oversight.

                    Should the deputy editor and the editor switch roles given the superior quality of Neale's articles?

                    David is a really nice chap, but should that mean a free pass for low quality content that we have to pay for? Maybe. I don't know TBH.

                    1. HEADSY
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Sorry Mr professional journalist

                      1. FPL Virgin
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        The best articles are from Neale, David W, Jan when it comes to the regular authors.

                        Without them, I'd cancel my membership, if I could find another source for opta stats.

                        I find it hard to read all the articles when I'm busy, so being able to skip a few from the not so authors is not too much of an issue.

                    2. The Knights Template
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      He has a beard, which is good. But it is an odd beard.

                      1. FPL Virgin
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Brandon from Always Cheating is the only FPL pundit with a proper man beard.

                        1. The Knights Template
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          I think Mr Munday, like myself, would only benefit from the use of a helmet.

                    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Better than the Jan Sienowieciz article yesterday afternoon - I still can’t get over it:

                      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2021/05/14/who-is-the-best-fpl-captain-for-blank-gameweek-36/

                      - However, it is now expected that Guardiola will opt for a full-strength XI against Newcastle United in Gameweek 36 in the bid to maintain match fitness of his main players, which bodes well for those willing to get in Manchester City assets.

                      - In this scenario, Mahrez and Phil Foden (£6.0m) emerge as the two most explosive and exciting Manchester City attacking assets, in my opinion. Both players have established themselves in City’s starting lineup in the second part of the current campaign and neither of them looks to lose their spot anytime soon.

                      - The severe lack of Premier League minutes for both players in recent Gameweeks should not discourage potential buyers and owners, as it just seemed to be a case of Guardiola setting his priorities towards cup success. With neither Foden nor Mahrez registering significant game-time in the league, their European form is the best indicator of points potential in Gameweek 36.

                      - With the relegation no longer threatening Newcastle and Man City playing their first game since officially achieving the 2020/21 Premier League title, we should expect an open and high-scoring contest. Therefore, both Mahrez and Foden are top captaincy options, with the Algerian having a slight edge as he could be on penalty duties, considering De Bruyne’s absence and recent missed spot-kicks…

                      - I’m so confident in this analysis that I’m going to make 4 transfers this week and none of them will be Man City players, let alone captaincy options (he may or may not have typed this bit)

                      1. Qaiss
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        The last bit hahah

                        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          It’s why it’s such a disaster

                          At least if he’d backed his own opinion we could say - he was foolish, but he was honest

                          Or even if he had just made no FT’s we could say “he was just foolish and maybe he would have backed city had he had the chance”

                          But to make 4 free transfers, and not one city player?

                          Looks very suspect after that glowingly confident writeup about their prospects

                          Verging on sabotage some might say

                          1. jtreble
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 15 days ago

                            Jan picked Salah for the GW36 captaincy: what’s the issue?

                            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 11 Years
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              He very bullishly predicted city team lineups (thin ice at the best of times), and then very bullishly backed two city attackers as “top captaincy picks”

                              He then proceeded to make not one, not two, not three, but FOUR transfers... and guess how many of those transfers were the city players he was raving about in the article?

                              As I was reading he article I was thinking to cannot be serious here at predicting Pep of all people

                              If he’d backed his own advice it wouldn’t be as bad (it would just be the misleading info factor)

                              But he knew rightly himself that he wouldn’t take those risks with his own team, yet was fine with others taking the risks for him

                              1. Lindelol
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                Totally agreed

                          2. Utopsis
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 15 days ago

                            Classic case of schadenfreude

                            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 11 Years
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              Covered himself perfectly

                              If it works - he is an expert pRo pUnDiT

                              If it doesn’t - oh well no skin off his nose as he didn’t take his own advice (just skin off the noses of the poeple who paid for, and took his advice after being advertised as a great way to improve at FPL)

                      2. The Knights Template
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Let the performance management process begin!

                      3. FPL Virgin
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        I have a lot of time for Jan. He has saved the captain sensible article series this season and he has gotten me several captain hauls that I wouldn't have got if it wasn't for him.

                        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          After that article and the circumstances - massive massive questions have to asked in multiple directions

                        2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          “ The severe lack of Premier League minutes for both players in recent Gameweeks should not discourage potential buyers and owners, as it just seemed to be a case of Guardiola setting his priorities towards cup success. ”

                          Jan was a potential buyer (he made 4 transfers) and “the severe lack of minutes” obviously discouraged him?

                          Why shouldn’t it discourage others?

                          Very strange

                          1. FPL Virgin
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 15 days ago

                            I assume he got wind of the city line up leaks ... which would have happened after the article was published and caused a lot of uncertainty for him.

                            Plus you have to keep the article and the management of your own team as two separate entities. Otherwise it just doesn't work.

                            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 11 Years
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              You’d assume wrongly - he made 3 transfers on the 10th May (pre-article)

                              When the article is about FPL, I don’t think you can keep it a separate entity from his team - did he believe what he was writing, enough to even endorse it for his own team?

                              1. FPL Virgin
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                You should rewatch the episodes when he has been on the FPL wire.

                                He's a good guy and he gives honest advice. There's no sinister motive and like I said before the captain sensible articles are immeasurably better than last season.

                                Plus he has the minerals to give a proper conclusion in captain sensible. It takes brass balls not to sit on the fence and rank the captain picks.

                                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 11 Years
                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                  Fair - and I don’t want it to come across as a personal attack (that ship might have sailed though lol)

                                  I don’t know the guy at all - I just know what I read yesterday and what I saw yesterday & they did not make for happy bedfellows 🙂

                      4. Rasping Drive
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        What time did he make his transfers? Perhaps he changed his mind after the lineups were leaked? Hardly a crime.

                        1. Holmes
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          or maybe he didnt wanted them for GW37 and 38

                          1. Rasping Drive
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            2 months, 15 days ago

                            Yes, probably more likely Holmes, good shout

                            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 11 Years
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              Ahem

                              “ The severe lack of Premier League minutes for both players in recent Gameweeks should not discourage potential buyers and owners, as it just seemed to be a case of Guardiola setting his priorities towards cup success. ”

                              Jan was a potential buyer (he made 4 transfers) and “the severe lack of minutes” obviously discouraged him?

                              Why shouldn’t it discourage others?

                              1. Rasping Drive
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 11 Years
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                Can you post a link to his team? Ta.

                                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 11 Years
                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                  I didn’t have his team link - and whilst reading the article was thinking “what is this guy doing backing city so heavily, this is crazy risky, and hey it might work but is probably very stupid,” fully assuming he was at least going to have one of Mahrez or Foden on board, if not captaining them

                                  Then Sun Johai posted all the pro teams here:

                                  https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2021/05/14/the-complete-guide-to-scouts-tips-and-advice-for-blank-gameweek-36/?hc_page=11&hc_sort_by=comment_date#hc_comment_23784649

                                  When I saw he had zero Man City (let alone a captain) I nearly fell off my chair...

                                  when I saw he had made four transfers AND had zero Man City... It’s insane

                                  1. Rasping Drive
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 11 Years
                                    2 months, 15 days ago

                                    In the case, what you say isn’t without merit. But I wouldn’t spend too much time getting wound up about it. Plenty of so called “pro-pundits” predicted the same on various podcasts and ended up ignoring City assets (I guess because most didn’t have a FH). They just didn’t write an article about it.

                                    Time to dust ourselves down and focus on the remaining 2 gameweeks.

                                    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 11 Years
                                      2 months, 15 days ago

                                      “Everyone does it” not an excuse imo - very poor/questionable sequence of events & needs to be acknowledged as such

                                      1. Rasping Drive
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 11 Years
                                        2 months, 15 days ago

                                        Then call out everyone else in that case.

                                      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 11 Years
                                        2 months, 14 days ago

                                        What? How would that work?

                                        I didn’t see anyone else writing an FFS article on Friday eulogising about Man City players then the same person making 4 transfers & not going near Man City

                                        If I did see this believe me mate I can assure you I’d also have highlighted that 😆

                                      3. jtreble
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 4 Years
                                        2 months, 14 days ago

                                        Are you OK?

                                      4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 11 Years
                                        2 months, 14 days ago

                                        😆 Utterly pointless comment - Jan is that you?

                          2. FPL Virgin
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 15 days ago

                            Correct. His transfers were made for the next 3 gameweeks. Not solely for gw36.

                        2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          He made 3 transfers on the 10th May (pre-article) and 1 transfer on 14th May (post article) - and this isn’t a normal “changed my mind” situation

                          He very bullishly predicted city team lineups (thin ice at the best of times), and then very bullishly backed two city attackers as “top captaincy picks”

                          He then proceeded to make not one, not two, not three, but FOUR transfers... and guess how many of those transfers were the city players he was raving about in the article?

                          As I was reading he article I was thinking to cannot be serious here at predicting Pep of all people

                          If he’d backed his own advice it wouldn’t be as bad (it would just be the misleading info factor)

                          But he knew rightly himself that he wouldn’t take those risks with his own team, yet was fine with others taking the risks for him

                          Disgraceful imo

                          There needs to be some sort of control on that type of thing

                          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            2 months, 15 days ago

                            Or at least say in the article (as I did above)

                            THat he won’t be having any Man City in his own team, despite taking a 12 point hit and making 4 transfers

                            That’s how highly he thought of city for his own team

                      5. Casual Player
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          Haha so took a -8 for zero Man City?

                          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            2 months, 15 days ago

                            A minus TWELVE for zero Man City (not even a single Man City player, let alone any of their alleged “top captaincy picks”)

                            While simultaneously endorsing that article 😆

                            1. Casual Player
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                Yeah that’s bizarre. Although I guess he could’ve got wind of the rumours just before the deadline and changed plans.

                                FWIW I’m not mad at Pep for being Pep, I decided on a FH to subvert my normal strategy and take a series of calculated risks. Triple city was one of them. Hasn’t worked, although might have been worse if a couple got a 10 min cameos.

                                Of course another risk I took was Cresswell on my subs bench, thinking I couldn’t possibly need all three...

                                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 11 Years
                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                  Nope - he made 3 transfers before the article, so no “getting wind of rumours”

                                  1. Casual Player
                                      2 months, 15 days ago

                                      LOL

                                      I feel all these experts just summarize all the consensus plays anyway. It’s safer to be wrong in the crowd than stick your neck out and be wrong.

                                      1. Casual Player
                                          2 months, 15 days ago

                                          I should add I appreciate the summarisers - it saves me a lot of analytical work - but I think with very few exceptions, there’s not much unique insight provided by the pros.

                              • diesel001
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                That is why the Pro Pundit articles (in the main) are a waste of time. They don't want to give away their strategies.

                                The only decent pro-pundit articles are those by Simon March and Tom Freeman's differentials. Occasionally, Seb Wassell has a decent one.

                                The best article if you want to improve at FPL is Greyhead's 'Learning from the Great and the Good'. That gives you the moves from top performing players and if you spend a bit of time understanding why they made those moves you can apply similar thinking to your own team.

                                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 11 Years
                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                  Personally I prefer to play my own game & back my own judgement - I’ve found over the years it’s less painful than taking someone else’s guess over my own, and overall I do ok from it - but each to their own

                                  The problem here is this is just such a blatant example of dysfunctionality though

                                  It’s hard to reconcile it with the industry leading pro pundits and advantages that FFS membership allegedly gives (all the bells and whistles that attract new players/customers)

                                  It would be nice to even just hear from Jan what happened - why he backed Man City so heavily I print but didn’t put his money where his mouth was when push came to shove

                                  1. FPL Virgin
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    2 months, 15 days ago

                                    The pro pundits series was just a late in the day, panicked reaction to hub when they signed exclusivity deals with big name FPL pundits like numb and crellin.

                                2. FPL Virgin
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                  Completely agree.

                                  Fabio has clearly cracked FPL and he gives a big fat zero away to members.

                              • Runaway
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                I don’t know who Jan is and did not read the whole article but this criticism looked a bit harsh and unjustified to me. His comments seem to be relevant for City@GW36 but his transfers/hits are for next 3GWs. Even he was %100 percent sure City would play with the strongest squad yesterday, it was pretty obvious they would be benched for at least one of the remaining two so not worth a hit imo. If he made a FH and not include any City players then that would be wrong. His only mistake though is making strong predictions on Pep’s team selections but it is also your mistake to believe in anyone predicting a Pep team after wrapping the title..

                                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 11 Years
                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                  “ The severe lack of Premier League minutes for both players in recent Gameweeks should not discourage potential buyers and owners, as it just seemed to be a case of Guardiola setting his priorities towards cup success. ”

                                  Jan was a potential buyer (he made 4 transfers) and “the severe lack of minutes” obviously discouraged him?

                                  Why shouldn’t it discourage others?

                                2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 11 Years
                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                  “but it is also your mistake to believe in anyone predicting a Pep team after wrapping the title..”

                                  Do you mean “you” as in “anyone who (paid for) and took his advice”?

                                  (Because I personally, like Jan, didn’t go near city with a barge pole knowing the risks)

                                  If so - what is the point of the pro pundit and members only articles - do they need to add a disclaimer at the start that says “by the way if you believe anything that is obviously bolllocks in this article that you’ve paid for, it’s your mistake so fck you?”

                              • Kane and Ablett
                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                  I’m with Maximus , Jan is paid to provide informed content on this website which people and advertisers pay for , he needs to explain himself if this was the real world he’d be fired or reported to a regulator for spreading misinformation but this is fantasy football and as I ignored his article I won’t lose sleep on it - but if you claim to be a pro you should act like a professional not a crook conning others to boost your own rank

                                • Rassi
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                  Get over it.

                                  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 11 Years
                                    2 months, 15 days ago

                                    Analyse the situation, form an opinion, and share it

                                    Or don’t and don’t and don’t

                                    Or just post utter shite like “get over it” 😆

                                  2. noquarternt
                                    • 6 Years
                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                    It’s what he does mate, he’ll never relent.

                                    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 11 Years
                                      2 months, 14 days ago

                                      😆 you and your “mate” are making a thoroughly insightful & productive contribution to the issue - why even take the time to post this non-constructive drivel 😆

                                  3. Keeptrying
                                    • 7 Years
                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                    What's this blind defending of Jan? Are you one of his mates?
                                    He clearly dropped more than just a ball here.
                                    No integrity and no quality when I just look at this article. Also no balls if he does not reply.
                                    He is the one doing this as a job, apparently getting paid for.

                                    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 11 Years
                                      2 months, 14 days ago

                                      Some people genuinely seem to either disagree on principle or assume that because a strong opinion has been offered that it’s just bluster that hasn’t been well though through & therefore is invalid

                                      See for example the amount of people who came steaming in with “he’s allowed to change his mind”, “maybe he made he transfers when he got wind of rumours”, then when that has been disproven gradually evolving to “everyone does it anyway”, “what’s the big deal” etc etc - pure complacent laziness, not even bothering to inform themselves of the situation or it’s implications before commenting

                                      Unfortunately this type of posting has become more & more common on the message boards over the last while & has really gone to the dogs

                                      1. Keeptrying
                                        • 7 Years
                                        2 months, 14 days ago

                                        Agree with you Maximus. It is really baffling. As you say, some people don't grasp this at all.

                                        A lot of worshipping here. Unjustified, though really similar to those who follow "influencers".
                                        Just blindly parroting things and defending them regardless.

                                        I might actually exploit that myself seeing how gullible people are. Maybe as a social experiment even 😉

                                        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 11 Years
                                          2 months, 14 days ago

                                          I think they must see the thread of comments, look at the words, decide “I’m not reading that, but I kind of think I understand though”, and based on that I’m just going to have a pop instead” 😆

                                          The comment structure on here really doesn’t help as that type of drivel doesn’t get met with the ridicule it deserves, or any type of negative feedback, to prevent them doing it again in future unfortunately

                                          If anything it almost gets positively reinforced as people see the short, snappy, passive aggressive (or sometimes just aggressive) reply and think oh this person has really put that person back in their box etc

                                          1. mynameisq
                                            • 7 Years
                                            2 months, 14 days ago

                                            Upvoted all MBP comments here, nail on the head

                              • fusen
                                • 9 Years
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                A player in great form will be picked by a lot of players, what's the issue?

                                Lingard, Iheanacho, Gündogan were all in ridiculous form basically scoring with every shot, people went in for them as they were in their purple patch and it ended up with easy points.

                                Are you trying to find an issue when there isn't really one to find?

                                1. FPL Virgin
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                  The issue is that the article has been rushed out straight after the game without taking a proper look at the next layer of stats.

                              • Studs Up
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                sustainable?...unsustainable?...so who is right and who is wrong. Its a matter of opinion.

                              • ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                                • 6 Years
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                Harsh criticism, on this occasion.

                                1. FPL Virgin
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                  But it's not an isolated incident on this occasion. There is a portfolio of evidence. This is just the last shake of a bottle of pop which has gone off.

                                  In Mark's day, the quality of the articles was much higher. He wouldn't let you get away with a sniff.

                              • Jon Walter's Hatty
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                How about just ignore all these people, do your own research and play your own game? Too radical?

                                1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                                  • 7 Years
                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                  Dont know who came up with Pro Pundit but Id like to shake his hand as it always cracks me up when I see it

                                2. Qaiss
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                  Yes you’re right but at the same time, as Maximus posted above, when you write articles for other people, and those people see you as a top top player, then you have to back your talk to have credibility. No good just saying player a and player b are great shouts but I’m not going to go near any of them and instead I’ll just go with the herd. Bluffing listeners is not cool.

                                  On top of that, many content creators make money from FPL. So in a way, the people who pay for memberships, patreons, the lot, have a right to ask questions at times.

                                  1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                                    • 7 Years
                                    2 months, 15 days ago

                                    I agree. My point is mainly that nobody and I mean nobody has a clue what will happen from week to week. Whatever ANYONE comes up with is speculation and educated guesswork. It doesnt matter if the guy didnt follow his own advice, he owes me nothing and I owe him nothing.

                                3. Cruyff's Eleven
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                  Yeah, coz I pay for decent advice, not for lip service.

                              • daffyp1982
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                Didn't he end up scoring? Maybe you deserve David an apology? 🙂

                                1. FPL Virgin
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                  He hasn't scored in 37 or 38 ......... yet! 😉

                              • Hotdogs for Tea
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                oh dear, still doing this ... thought you may have stopped this sort of personally directed trolling

                                1. Keeptrying
                                  • 7 Years
                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                  There is trolling, and then there is this. This is not trolling.

                                  Someone calls themselves an expert and gives advice for money. So they have to do better.
                                  Does not mean that all has to be spot on, that would be too much expectation.
                                  But they (Jan in this case) have to be a bit more mindful in what they are doing.

                                  Just word it better, say they won't personally do the transfer. (or at the time of writing) even say they made 3 transfers already, might take another hit for -12 total, but that they won't have any ManCity players themselves in the teams.

                                  1. Hotdogs for Tea
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    2 months, 14 days ago

                                    i was replying to and referring to Vigin as trolling by getting personal with Munday, he has been doing it for years and is quite petty and sad really

                                    I don’t really have a view on the Jan advice, we all change our mind on a daily basis but it was quite strange that he didn’t do what he said and did the exact opposite. Certainly not trolling though

                                    1. Keeptrying
                                      • 7 Years
                                      2 months, 14 days ago

                                      Thanks for clarifying that!

                            2. Ginola14
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              Ings C today.....

                              1. The Knights Template
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                What are your expectation?

                                1. Ginola14
                                  • 9 Years
                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                  Make it to half time

                                  1. The Knights Template
                                    • 7 Years
                                    2 months, 15 days ago

                                    Outstanding!

                              2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                Cool. Good luck!

                                1. Ginola14
                                  • 9 Years
                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                  Hoping for Fulham in beach mode and Danny flagging Gareth for a bench seat

                              3. FPL Virgin
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                Ings could be benched.

                                Ralph has said that playing him 3 times in a week risks injuring him.

                                1. Ginola14
                                  • 9 Years
                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                  It's ok I've got some vintage old hen in the fridge to take the edge off

                              4. Steve The Spud
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                Me to mate! Let’s go

                            3. Kloppage Time
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              Totally forgot my captain choise this week, its on Son somehow with Salah as vice. Really wanted the latter.

                              1. The Knights Template
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                The c and the s aren't even all that close on the keyboard. What's going on?

                            4. Karan14
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              Start?

                              A) Martinez (tot)
                              B) Guaita (ARS)

                              Fans back in the stadiums might favor the home team. Thinking Guaita.

                              1. The Knights Template
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                B

                            5. drughi
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 11 Years
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              A pleasent surprise it would be if forster starts

                              1. Mr Ozil
                                • 6 Years
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                Hope he starts

                              2. El Presidente
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                Not happening

                            6. Steve The Spud
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              One of those horrible days when you look at your team at 11am and wonder what you could possibly go wrong

                              1. The Knights Template
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                Your posts were always so positive and upbeat at the beginning of the season, Sir Steve. Management is disagreeing with you. Time for a quest?

                                1. Holmes
                                  • 7 Years
                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                  second season fatigue 😀

                                2. Steve The Spud
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                  Haha, alas, it is true - the burden of management weighs heavy on my heart - sir template

                                  This is one quest I’ll be happy to see come to an end, on to the next!

                              2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                Chin up! It will be a great GW.

                              3. bitm2007
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                Just Bamford playing, so that day is tomorrow for me.

                            7. Ajax Hamsterdam
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              i managed to have a green arrow WITHOUT a single player playing last night, pretty mental 🙂

                              1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                Same here. Jumped 4K

                              2. bitm2007
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                Yes my rank went up 4% despite none of my three players coming off the bench.

                            8. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              Pope still out!

                            9. Mweene
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              Stones and Foden in the scout picks was a joke, right?

                              Hopefully people didn't buy them because they saw them in there.

                              1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                I pick my team. Then check the scout picks. If I have six or more players that are common, I am worried!

                                1. bitm2007
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 7 Years
                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                  I've got 9, went Martinez & Mahrez, over Sanchez & Vertergaard with the extra MITB.

                              2. Holmes
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                They didnt know about benching...

                                1. Mweene
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 7 Years
                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                  Why pick players who are pretty much 50/50 to play though? Doesn't make any sense.

                              3. bitm2007
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                I was already planning to get them on FH, but if they weren't there I might have had second thoughts about going treble City.

                              4. Jon Walter's Hatty
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                Man City, playing a leaky team, CL looming, title secured, minutes needed for squad players, history of rotation etc etc.

                                People chasing went for City and its understandable. But if you didnt know the risks you were a bit naive.

                              5. BeWater
                                • 1 Year
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                I had Foden and Ederson in my WC. Luckily I saw the rumours and made two last minute transfers getting in Carson and Gundogan. I would have been extremely hacked off taking hits to get those guys in.

                            10. Rains of Castamere
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              Raphinha starts

                              1. AMBELLINA PRISE
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                Of course he does

                              2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                Those Bielsa comments were for Cooper.

                            11. Fintroy
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              Help needed please !

                              Is there anywhere to view the entire ranking table (i.e. want to look at the teams/managers around my ranking) - can only view the top ranked teams/manager in FPL - unless I want to press the 'next page' button around 1,000 times !!!!

                              Thanks

                              1. Holmes
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/314/standings/c?phase=1&page_new_entries=1&page_standings=1

                                Replace the last number with different page numbers

                                1. Fintroy
                                  • 1 Year
                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                  Cheers, simple really !

                            12. Rains of Castamere
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              Big day... Dallas Bamford Coufal Lingard. 30 pts please lads.

                            13. KAPTAIN KANE
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              Come on Raphinha!

                              1. Holmes
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                Lets go, steal those Bamford's points...

                                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                  Hope so!

                            14. AMBELLINA PRISE
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              Raphinia 2 goals and an assist
                              Dallas an assist and a clean sheet

                              1. aborg
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                That would be AWESOME !

                            15. KAPTAIN KANE
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              Just realised I could have got Bamford & Lingard instead of DCL & Raphinha.

                              D’Oh that’s what I get for rushed last minute transfers

                              1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                Isn't DCL + Raph a better option?

                                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                  In hindsight I prefer B & L I think.
                                  But yes I think at the time I was blinded by the Sheff fixture for Everton

                                  1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                                    • 4 Years
                                    2 months, 15 days ago

                                    I think by the end of it your players would outscore the other two.

                                    1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                      • 4 Years
                                      2 months, 15 days ago

                                      Let’s see!

                            16. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              Foresee a big red after this game!

                              1. Holmes
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                lets hope its small red

                                1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                  I hope. No Bamford, Raph, Dallas or Wood.

                            17. Blue Moon Rising
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              Dallas or Lingard captain today on sky sports?

                            18. ClassiX
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              LEEDS TEAM NEWS
                              Team to play Burnley: Meslier, Ayling, Struijk, Llorente, Alioski, Phillips, Raphinha, Klich, Dallas, Harrison, Bamford.
                              Subs: Casilla, Cooper, Shackleton, Berardi, Davis, Poveda, Roberts, Jenkins, Rodrigo.

                              BURNLEY TEAM NEWS
                              Team to play Leeds: Peacock-Farrell, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Brownhill, Cork, Westwood, McNeil, Vydra, Wood.
                              Subs: Norris, Pieters, Nartey, Dunne, Richardson, Gudmundsson, Barnes, Rodriguez.

                            19. Jon Walter's Hatty
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              Pay money for FPL stats and tools - fair enough. Pay money to blindly follow anothers advice - more fool you

                            20. KAPTAIN KANE
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              BURNLEY TEAM NEWS

                              Team to play Leeds: Peacock-Farrell, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Brownhill, Cork, Westwood, McNeil, Vydra, Wood.

                              Subs: Norris, Pieters, Nartey, Dunne, Richardson, Gudmundsson, Barnes, Rodriguez.

                              LEEDS TEAM NEWS

                              Team to play Burnley: Meslier, Ayling, Struijk, Llorente, Alioski, Phillips, Raphinha, Klich, Dallas, Harrison, Bamford.

                              Subs: Casilla, Cooper, Shackleton, Berardi, Davis, Poveda, Roberts, Jenkins, Rodrigo.

                            21. Holmes
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              Phillips and Raphina start

                            22. KAPTAIN KANE
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              Dallas will be a midfielder next season right?

                              1. ClassiX
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                Yup - almost certainly

                            23. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              ⚽ Team News 📰
                              BUR: Peacock-Farrell, Lowton, Mee, Tarkowski, Taylor, Cork, Brownhill, Westwood, McNeil, Wood, Vydra
                              Subs: Norris, Dunne, Nartey, Pieters, Richardson, Gudmundsson, Barnes, Rodriguez

                              LEE: Meslier, Llorente, Struijk, Ayling, Alioski, Dallas, Klich, Raphinha, Harrison, Phillips, Bamford
                              Subs: Casilla, Cooper, Berardi, Davis, Jenkins, Shackleton, Roberts, Rodrigo, Poveda-Ocampo

                              1. ClassiX
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                Slow connection today? 😉

                                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                  Bemba Da using up Sim’s bandwidth!

                                  1. Fred54
                                    • 6 Years
                                    2 months, 15 days ago

                                    Oh My Connection!!!

                                2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                  I blame the weather 🙂

                                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                    • 4 Years
                                    2 months, 15 days ago

                                    Double check there isn’t a van outside, with Bemba inside with 6 supercomputers hooked up to your internet ready to stream all the games