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Solskjaer and Bielsa on end-of-season rotation after Gameweek 37 matches

Man United 1-1 Fulham

  • Goals: Edinson Cavani (£8.0m) | Joe Bryan (£4.5m)
  • Assists: Bruno Fernandes (£11.4m) | Bobby De Cordova-Reid (£5.3m)
  • Bonus points: Cavani x3, Bryan x2, Alphonse Areola x1 (£4.5m)

Edinson Cavani (£8.0m) was the top-scoring player as Manchester United drew with Fulham on Tuesday evening.

Over the last six matches, his total of four attacking returns, made up of three goals and one assist, is the joint-most of any colleague.

The Uruguayan international is now level with Mason Greenwood (£7.3m) over the same period. And when the former PSG man has featured from the beginning, he has typically delivered though. His last eight starts have produced five goals and one assist.

Of course, whether or not he can be trusted for a Gameweek 38 trip to Wolves remains to be seen.

Over his last six appearances, Cavani can muster only two starts, although two of his last three goals have come from the substitutes’ bench.

Still, next week’s Europa League final will hang over Manchester United’s preparations for Gameweek 38, and given Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tendency to manage Cavani’s minutes, he could be a risky option for the final Premier League match of the season.

Marcus Rashford (£9.6m) was the biggest name to miss out on the starting line-up against Fulham, coming on for a struggling Scott McTominay (£4.9m) in the second half.

“Unfortunately, Scott McTominay had to come off and Fred doesn’t look great while he’s walking now. But we’ve got eight days (until the Europa League final).” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Rashford or Greenwood could take Cavani’s place against Wolves on Sunday. Solskjaer did mention on Monday that Anthony Martial (£8.6m) could feature although he was unable to make it in time for the Fulham match.

In light of McTominay’s enforced substitution, Rashford could find himself back on the left-hand side of the attacking midfield again with Paul Pogba (£7.6m) likely having to drop into midfield to cover either one of McTominay or Fred (£5.3m).

Based on Solskjaer’s line-up for the Triple Gameweek 35 visit of Leicester, Bruno Fernandes (£11.4m) is arguably not safe from last-day-of-the-season rotation either, with Juan Mata (£5.8m) earning a start at number 10 against the Foxes.

Fernandes provided four points for his owners in Gameweek 37 after he was awarded the assist for Cavani’s first-half strike.

“Honestly, I don’t know (if I touched it). In the moment, I think I don’t touch the ball. I didn’t see the replay but the referee was saying I touched the ball and that was the point to make for the onside.” – Bruno Fernandes

Elsewhere, not even Manchester United’s goalkeeper is easy to predict for the Wolves game.

Prior to the Tuesday-evening meeting with Fulham, David de Gea (£5.3m) had only started against Leicester between Gameweeks 27 and 36.

And even as the Spaniard coming into the team for Gameweek 37, Solskjaer explained the competition for who would start the Europa League final was ongoing, suggesting Dean Henderson (£5.2m) could feature against Wolves.

“It’s still up for grabs. It will be decided in these last two league games.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Shaw, Tuanzebe, Lindelöf, Wan-Bissaka; Fred, McTominay (Rashford 62′); Pogba, B Fernandes, Greenwood (A Diallo 83′); Cavani (van de Beek 87′).

Fulham XI (4-2-2-2): Areola; J Bryan, Ream, Adarabioyo, Lemina; Reed (Andersen 32′), Anguissa; Lookman (Tete 89′), De Cordova-Reid; Cavaleiro, Carvalho (Loftus-Cheek 63′).

Southampton 0-2 Leeds United

  • Goals: Patrick Bamford (£6.5m), Tyler Roberts (£4.6m)
  • Assists: Rodrigo (£5.7m), Bamford
  • Bonus points: Bamford x3, Kika Casilla x2 (£4.1m), Luke Ayling x1 (£4.4m)

Patrick Bamford (£6.5m) allayed any fears of his season petering out as he produced a 12-point haul in Leeds’ 2-0 win over Southampton.

After a peripheral display against Burnley, the mid-priced forward registered a goal and assist in a textbook away-day performance from Marcelo Bielsa’s men, a display that went a long way to dispelling any theories about this side tiring towards the end of a campaign.

“Patrick had a very generous performance with a lot of effort. He has had a season in which he has shone. I’m sure he will be very positive about the campaign that he has had, be what may.” – Marcelo Bielsa

After a first half that consisted mostly of defending, Leeds ventured forth in the second period with Gaetano Berardi (£4.0m) and Pascal Struijk (£4.0m) replacing Kalvin Phillips (£4.9m) and Diego Llorente (£4.4m).

“Berardi is in an excellent state of form. Him coming on was very useful, he didn’t commit errors and he added a lot.” – Marcelo Bielsa

“It was not my influence, it was their profile of the individualities in the second half which changed the game.” – Marcelo Bielsa

Meanwhile, any Bamford owners worried about his place in the team were handed comfort in the form of Mateusz Klich‘s (£5.2m) early leave, which allowed the in-form Rodrigo (£5.7m) to come into the Leeds team without displacing the former Chelsea man, assisting his second-half goal.

The Spain international operated as a number 10 in an attacking-midfield trio including Jack Harrison (£5.5m) and Raphinha (£5.5m), a role he could realistically fulfil against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.

Tyler Roberts (£4.6m) may have his sights set on getting back into the Leeds team in Gameweek 38 after getting his first Premier League goal at Southampton.

“I was happy he scored, because he had played many games and he hadn’t managed to do it. And the team in the second half looked a lot more like the team it is. And just how we unlevelled the game in the second half, Southampton could have done the same in the first half.” – Marcelo Bielsa

Meanwhile, it would appear Illan Meslier‘s (£4.8m) season is over after Kika Casilla (£4.1m) came into the side against Southampton and looks set to feature on Sunday too.

“It’s a decision I have made. I want Casilla to finish the season in goal.” – Marcelo Bielsa

“(The two goalkeepers) are two professionals of a very high level. And, of course, the year was a lot more difficult for Kiko, but he was very generous and a very good teammate. The fact that Kiko played today and will play on Sunday is a decision that I decided to make concrete.” – Marcelo Bielsa

Finally, Che Adams (£5.7m) had to come off at half-time against Leeds and looks to be a doubt for a Gameweek 38 meeting with West Ham, which could mean a third successive start at centre-forward for Nathan Tella (£4.3m).

“(Adams) has a little bit of a groin problem. He gave us the signal that he could not go on. He was also tired. He played Saturday and Tuesday against two strong teams.” – Ralph Hasenhüttl

Southampton XI (4-4-2): McCarthy; Salisu, Vestergaard, J Stephens, Walker-Peters; Djenepo, Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Walcott (I Diallo 78′); Tella (Redmond 70′), Adams (Ings 46′).

Leeds United XI (3-3-3-1): Casilla; Llorente (Berardi 46′), Cooper, Ayling; Alioski, K Phillips (Struijk 46′), Dallas; Harrison, Rodrigo (Roberts 78′), Raphinha; Bamford.

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610 Comments Post a Comment
  1. No Professionals
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Areola
    TAA Shaw Dallas Dunk
    Salah Bale Lingard Raphinha
    Kane Iheanacho

    Martinez Digne Watkins Ward-Prowse
    1FT 1.6m

    Don't expect Shaw to play, but happy for bench to come in. Happy to take a hit. Chasing around 25 points so got to throw a hail mary.

    A) Bale and Ward-Prowse to Mane (c) and Willock
    B) Digne and Watkins to Robertson and Antonio/Wood (probably captain Trent)

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      A - think Mane differential captain and hope Salah blanks (assuming your rival captains him) is your best shout at overturning a 25 point gap. Best of luck!

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Salah to Mane (c) for free might even be a better move if you want to bet against your rival's Salah captaincy

        1. No Professionals
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          that's a valid point. Hoping the points gap is more like high teens.

          and thanks!

        2. No Professionals
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          looks like you'd had a frustrating season, just locked around the same rank?

          I've been similar after a shocking start.

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Yeah - I need to workout what went wrong this season but think it was trying to stray away from the template too often. Think I'm gonna go with an 8-3 rule next season and have a template of 8 players and have no more than 3 differential players in my team each week.

    2. TheLord
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      A

    3. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      A.........do you really want Watkins to come in for Shaw?

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Or Shaw to come off the bench last 20 mins or so is another consideration.

    1. matiakez
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Such a shame. One of the best players to watch

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      That's sad. Great potential with what looked like a promising next season.

  2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Is Tuchel as straightforward as Bielsa regarding his players' availability? Considering Havertz as my Bruno replacement for the next GW.

    1. TheLord
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Will follow Friday's press conference carefully. Havertz could be a great differential for 38!

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Not really, I would avoid Havertz unfortunately. Can see TT going unchanged for once unless Burnley beat Liverpool tonight.

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Ok. I still don't know who to get to replace Bruno. Thought Havertz would be a great option. Mount maybe then? Or anyone else below 11.1 apart from Raph, Lingard and Greenwood.

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Harrison, Mount, Pulisic, City mid, Bale, Son, Bowen look like your best options with various degrees of risk and reward.

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Yes. Thanks a lot!

  3. TheLord
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Early thoughts on the final ft?

    A) El Ghazi -> Raphinha/Harrison and bench DCL
    B) Mahrez -> Mount/Havertz to target the Villa game but with risk of rotation
    C) Robbo & Mahrez -> Mané Mitchell (-4) and play Dunk at Arsenal

    Martinez
    TAA Robbo Dallas
    Salah Mahrez Lingard Greenwood
    Kane DCL Bamford

    Fabri El Ghazi Dunk Coady

  4. Distinctly Average
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Very much stumbling over the line with my squad right now! What's the chances of these players starting:

    A: Forster
    B: Meisler
    C: Shaw
    D: Struijk
    E: Mitchell
    F: Bruno
    G: ESR

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      All in your team? None of them nailed for 38 imo

      1. Distinctly Average
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Yep!

        Switched from Mendy to Meisler two weeks ago too. Just can't get the keeper decision right!

    2. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      A) 75%
      B) 25%
      C) 5%
      D) 50%
      E) 75%
      F) 25%
      G) 50%

    3. Super Sharpe Shooter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      A: 100% based on managers' comments a while back, which have proved correct each time
      B: 0%, Bielsa has said Meslier is done for the season
      C: 0%, Telles will play, they won't risk Shaw being out of Europa final
      D: 50%
      E: 100%
      F: 0%. No way the most important player is risked. Mata & De Beek will play for Bruno & Pogba
      G: 75%

      1. Swissbob
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        This ^^^

        Hopefully a bit higher for Struijk given the Leeds improvement in 2nd half after he came on

      2. antis0cial
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Ooof Meslier def not playing? I have Areola but was hoping to start Meslier.

  5. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Cheeky repost but it s the end of the season so why not 🙂

    Bruno and greenwood to auba and Harrison for free ? Have dallas and raphinha already. Thanks

    1. TheLord
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Would prefer Mané instead of Auba if you can afford it. Greenwood should start on Sunday as Cavani will probably be rested. But follow your guts 😉

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Philipps block me from getting mane unfortunately. Thanks for input 🙂

  6. Dichio24
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    2 FT, 0,3 ITB

    Martinez - Forster

    TAA - Phillips - Rudiger - Dallas - Shaw

    Salah - Raphinha - Fernandes - Lingard - Son

    DCL - Kane - Antonio

    Bruno to ?
    DCL to ?

    De Bruyne, Havertz/Pulisic, Bamford/Wood, Vardy/Aguero?

    1. Super Sharpe Shooter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Bruno to Mane
      DCL to Bamford

      1. Oggle22
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Debating the same moves myself but will still be left with Greenwood and mahrez who may not start?

      2. Dichio24
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Already got 3 Liverpool, Phillips is blocking that move

  7. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Would love to see Son outscore Kane this evening.

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      its all about bale tonight

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Must say I'm very nervous, as a Kane captainer

        1. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          I'm sure kane gets something

          1. Pompel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Fingers crossed !

            1. jason_ni
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Did mason not say he was doubtful bale could start again tonight?
              To the op, if kane supplies son with 4 assists, id be happy enough for son to outscore him!

    2. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      you running out of time for 1k
      🙁

      1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        That's gone now. Concentrating on winning my mini league.

  8. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Looking ahead to final GW, what change(s) would you prioritise? Currently at 9.5k OR. Unlikely to catch my cash ML leader who is 44pts ahead!

    A) DCL > Wood / Antonio
    B) Shaw or Masuaku > Coufal
    C) Greenwood > Mount / Raphinha
    D) Something crazy/ else 😉

    1FT 3.1itb
    Mendy
    TAA, Dallas, Shaw
    Salah, Son, Lingard, Willock
    Kane, Bamford, DCL
    (Forster) (Greenwood, Coleman, Masuaku)

    Cheers!

    1. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      So many options.
      I'd say Robertson is also on the cards.

      Or DCL to Firmino even? Or complete rolling the dice would be to hope for a Werner explosion. Though that is more likely to jeopardise top 10k hahaha

      Mane would be best, but no easy route for you and would not want to lose Son.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Ha yeh sorry - went overboard on the options!

        Robbo used to be a favourite of mine but he just hasn't delivered anything beyond CS points so it feels a waste

        I hear the Mané shout because he will play but his form has been erratic at best so not quite sure I get the love fest!

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      A

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Cheers Karan - who do you prefer out of Wood or Antonio?

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          I'd lean towards Antonio.

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Thanks. He does seem a good shout. Although I’m starting to wonder if keeping DCL vs that leaky MCI def could be ok!

  9. MMN
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    2 FT 0.2m. Any thoughts assuming Jota is out? Chasing a 25 points deficit.

    Areola
    Robbo, TAA, Shaw*
    Bale, Lingard, Son, Jota*
    Nacho, Bam, Kane

    Martinez, Gundo*, Fofana, Konsa

    *doubtful to start

  10. Corkyote FFS CWC Champion 2…
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Was reading some interesting thoughts on the other page about how rank can suddenly drop dramatically. I think the luck element is hugely underestimated but trying to be too clever is probably the biggest pitfall to try and avoid.

    I’ve had unbelievable seasons and pretty mediocre ones too. Normally refusing to get in the template players early enough is the big difference. Just following crowd on captain more times than not is massive.

    1. Mac90
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Agree. Id say only take a punt on the last few gameweeks.

      Unless the punts have really good underlying statistics

    2. fusen
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      I think there are tiers to ranks and how you play.

      As in, you should be able to secure X rank by doing Y standard FPL moves. Going template secures you a solid basic rank. You then need to be slighter earlier at jumping on form players or earlier at ditching form players to move up further.
      You then need a decent amount of luck to really get ahead and finish very high.

      You also have to remember that to get a good rank you just have to score more than the other players, you don't need to have a team of 11 players who all score 20 points per game. If everyone else but you only had defensive midfielders then you can win the game by finishing with 1500 points overall but having the worst attacking midfielders in the game.

      It sounds like a basic concept but it is essentially the idea behind using EO as a shield. You don't need the best theoretical performing team, you just need a team that performs better than the majority of other players who definitely won't be getting the optimal transfers in 100% of the time.

      To put it another way, look at the 'Kings of the Week' each week and most of the time half of the 11 players will be random low ownership ones who no one would realistically choose. This is why going template works. You make sure you have the regular performers who score well one week but blank the next. If you try and differentiate and try to find someone who isn't scoring at a regular rate but you think might start, you're already at a disadvantage and if your unique choice doesn't start performing then you're even further behind than just choosing the template player to begin with which may have been timed before lots of other FPL users, which would then give you the rank gains you need even by just going "template"

      1. jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Haha, I was reading this thinking it makes sense, and had a look at your history we are pretty similar in that we got top 10ks in same seasons, and struggled in the 17/18 season, and are middle of the road this season.

        Maybe we adhere to a similar format/strategy!

        1. fusen
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          I still feel there is a good chunk of luck that can impact ranks though.

          Hopefulgwly I can finish this season near to 50k but the key thing that sticks out is GW 18 when I owned Sterling and (c)'d KDB and Sterling missed the penalty.

          It was like a 25~ point swing, which sure I could have in theory gained back or bettered in the gameweeks since then but that is a massive 25 points around me right now. It moves me maybe 30% up or down the top 100k places.

          Things like that are just what you have to put up with and cannot control but can cause large deviations in how good your season ends up.

          1. The Rumour Mill
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            As well as the usual swings of fortune one experiences in a normal FPL season, this season has had numerous pre and post deadline postponements too, which disproportionately affect some managers more than others. That won't be captured in end of season ranks of course, but that doesn't change the fact it happened.

            1. fusen
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Absolutely, deciding to go with player X instead of player Y who are both good picks, then player Y misses a game due to a postponement and someone else went with player X gains their points.

              There was no "wrong" decision by either player, it just was an added luck factor this season. I got caught out by a few of these scenarios but not as badly as some of my friends who one week could only field about 7 players due to the covid postponements.

      2. Jonny HOW SON?
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        pretty well explained

  11. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 18 days ago

    It has only just dawned on me just how important a good start to the season is to reaching the top 10K.......3.2 Million before GW7, managed to get to a 6-digit OR by New Year..........now at top 20K but oh what could have been if I had taken those first few gameweeks a bit more seriously!

    1. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Wow, that's an amazing recovery though.
      Is this your first season or just the first season with a FFS account?

      1. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 18 days ago

        third season, first season with FFS account and trying to think every move through

    2. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      not really.
      I've been between 35k and 20k the last 10 weeks

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        I was top100 after 5 weeks last season and ended 11k

      2. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 18 days ago

        I've been bouncing between 50k and 20k for last 10 GWs as well, could have been bouncing in a higher range!

      3. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        I've had a wider range but similar frustrations - bouncing between 70k and 8.5k for about 13 GWs

        Got big plans for the last week or just letting it play out?

        1. DannyDrinkVodka
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 18 days ago

          I’m nursing a 15 point lead in my ML, hoping that Salah outscores Kane and doing the standard Bruno>Mane to finish off the season. I don’t think it’s worth it to risk my ML to get into the top 10K (which would require a huge differential captain)

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

      I was commenting on such a thing in a minileague. Chap at the top is 70points clear, yet the top 4 in the league are on near identical points over the last 18 weeks

  12. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    How do man utd players deem shaw is the player of the season?
    Is it just as he played somewhat to the potential we all expected when he first signed? So the award is for most improved/clubman.
    Good season, for sure, but bruno f is dragging that utd team by the scruff of the neck.

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Performance subtracted by expectation.

      1. jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Lol, I like this.

  13. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    I missed the deadline like an eejit. But thankfully I always roughly set up my team for the following gameweek as soon as a gameweek is live. I suppose there is a lesson there. Surprisingly I have done OK even though I had forgotten what players I played.

  14. Mac90
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Any tips on first few gameweeks of fpl? Always screwed a lot there.

    1. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Trust your gut. If you didn't think gabriel/arsenal def was a good shout before gw1, don't be swayed by a fluke goal and haul.

      Happens every season. Kind of just avoid points chasing to a certain degree.

    2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Don't try to be too fancy going away what the majority of managers on here are going with - or you could be in trouble.

      I learnt my lesson from previous seasons. Take 2/3 gambles max. Keep it simple based on fixtures, watch form in the pre season friendlies to spot the value picks 4.0, 4.5 etc

      Then only pick the less obvious value picks as the season develops.

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

    It's the end of the season. Have fun they said. Take some chances they said.
    Cancelo said no ☹

  16. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    As they all kick off together the last day of the season should we have an FPL special 30 minute deadline for team news?

    No disadvantage if publicised now.

    1. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Nope. Even though I have 2 free transfers.

  17. wulfrunian
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Kane+Salah+Jota->Antonio+Mane(c)+Auba(-8)?

    1. Oggle22
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Why lose Salah?

      1. jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Chasing a lead id expect.

        1. Keeptrying
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          extending the deficit more like

          1. jason_ni
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Quite possibly, but if you want to win a ml, this is the only way at this point.

            Could it backfire spectacularly, sure, otherwise you can just accept you won't win it, and go flow.

        2. wulfrunian
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          This.All in.

          1. Keeptrying
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            That's like having been dealt three aces in a five-card draw game and then replacing them all in search for a royal flush.

            But good luck.

    2. antis0cial
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      If you are looking to drop rank, sure

    3. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Wow. That could backfire massively.
      To lose both Kane and Salah for punts is not ideal.

    4. Cheeto__Bandito
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Transferring out the 2 best assets in the game currently for a -8 is interesting

  18. Cheeto__Bandito
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Any worry Poveda gets a game over Raph now Bielsa is feeling generous/Raph back from injury

  19. Eastman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Bruno to Mane makes sense last gw?

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Yes

  20. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    I'm interested in why Mané is suddenly appearing in every proposed transfer plan for GW38.... Yes, LIV will be going all guns blazing and Mané will start and play the whole match almost certainly...

    But, based on his form and relative lack of hunger on the pitch compared to some of his teammates, I don't see why people suddenly have confidence in him delivering?

    Or is it purely because loads have a sure-not-to-play Bruno to get rid of?!

    1. Eastman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Think you answered it. Decent fixture for Liverpool. Pretty sure starter as they have something to play for. Who else for Bruno?

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        I hear it for Bruno owners .... I was thinking more for non-Bruno owners tbh - have seen a few moving things around to get Mané in

    2. Konstaapeli
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Bruno to Mane makes perfect sense to me.

      1. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Agree

      2. Eastman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Can’t do it actually as have Phillips, TAA and Salah. Alternatives?

    3. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      It's a tricky one and with Woy departing, he won't wanna go out on a hammering.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Agree but will they be able to stop it!?

    4. Salarrivederci
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Mané > Robertson for me due to the fact, that goal difference might be the deciding factor between Liverpool or Leicester for the top4 spot.

      Robertson or Firmino are also both good options.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Agree with you that goals is where the focus will be.

        For me it’s simply that I don’t have Bruno to switch.

        Maybe DCL to Firmino would be an interesting one!

        1. Salarrivederci
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          It will and is. Especially if Jota is ruled out. If chasing he could be a someone high risk - high reward (C) punt even.

          But I would probably personally prefer Digne -> Robbo over DCL -> Firmino (I think)

  21. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 18 days ago

    "Fernandes provided four points for his owners in Gameweek 37 after he was awarded the assist for Cavani’s first-half strike."

    He was AWARDED is definitely the right wording.

    1. Gentle_Turks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Yawn...

    2. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Poor Kane has to swear on his kid's life and this jammy so and so gets points given to him. 😀

    3. Konstaapeli
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      For me, this is just a correction for that Watkins "assist" few weeks back that helped my ML rival.

  22. Original - Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Question: Which teams and players are going to do better next season. and which ones will do worse when the crowds are back?

    1. The Rumour Mill
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Brighton would do better i imagine

    2. Konstaapeli
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Arsenal with no europe distraction

    3. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Arsenal and Liverpool will do better. Maybe West Ham will do worse.

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Man Utd to do worse as well

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Plus Palace.

    4. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      I have a feeling those with the best away records this season will have to improve their home form to compensate for the predictable down turn.

      Also there are some players who have never played in front of a home crowd since being bought.

    5. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Liverpool

  23. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    So which game on sunday will be the comedy 5-5 game where some no-mark gets a hattrick?

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      I need to know this, need a differential captain.

    2. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Arsenal - Brighton
      Leeds - West Brom

    3. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Sheffield utd v burnley is a fantastically pointless game.

      I bet some defender gets a couple.

  24. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    What do you think about not having FTs at all but instead every hit costs - 2 instead?

    1. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Not a good idea, the way it is right now is extremely fair. 4 transfers for a -8 every week? Nah

    2. Konstaapeli
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Would be to cheap to make 4 transfers every week.

    3. dark91
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Why?!!

    4. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Nope. Prefer FT's.

    5. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Don’t like it.

    6. Zen Arcade
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      If I had my way I think I'd retain FTs as they are, reduce the cost of a hit to -2 and remove all of the chips except the first wildcard, which I'd allow use of at any stage of the campaign.

      I think the -4 makes the game a bit boring week on week, while the chips introduce a lot of luck into what is already a game where you are highly dependent on good fortune.

      That said I think FPL has the rules about right, when I've played other games like The Sun and Telegraph, I've tended to lose interest by the time Guy Fawkes is polishing his rocket.

    7. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

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

    8. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      I'd like to be able to roll over more than 1ft.

      Losing it with the FH is a pain too.

  25. 03farmboy
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    DCL or Antonio??

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      For when?

      Dcl has city on sunday so antonio surely.

  26. FPL_BUCCANEER
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Bruno to Mane to give

    Martinez
    TAA Dallas Coady
    Salah Mane Raph Lingard Son
    Kane Bamford

    ?

  27. Original - Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    It was easy to miss the deadline this game week. When was the last time it closed at 4.30 pm?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Yeah I agree. I didn’t miss it but I wasn’t at work. Haven’t a clue on the last time.

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        I did miss it despite knowing what it was because of work.

        Still, raphinha didnt deliver anyway and now have 2ft so not the end of the world.

        How did raphinha look last night?

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          I thought he looked his usual self so am encouraged. I used my FT to get him in but it was last minute and a complete waste. Sold Gundo for him and didn’t get time to even play him. In fact he’s last on my bench and played Dias instead.

          1. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Unlucky. I only had Dallas and Greenwood play last night so need a big night tonight.

          2. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            I also ended up playing ward which doesn't give me high hopes

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              You could be right. I mean I have played the mighty Emile Smith Rowe after all.

    2. fusen
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      I was thinking this with friends but there have actually been a couple of odd times this season

      GW 8 - 4pm
      GW 13 - 4:30pm
      GW 16 (Christmas break Monday) - 1:30pm
      GW 17 - 4pm
      GW 18 - 4:30pm
      GW 20 - 4:30pm
      GW 22 - 4:30pm

      GW37 - 4:30pm

      So a couple of midweek earlies but the last one this season was a while ago

  28. Bleh
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Narrowly leading one ML and 25 points behind in the other. Does Son, Greenwood > Mane, Torres (-4) sound like a reasonable punt?

    1. Zen Arcade
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      I might just get rid of Greenwood and retain Son. I don't see enough difference between Son and Mané to justify -4 I don't think. Leicester could easily implode tbh.

      1. Bleh
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Definitely could backfire. Mane is more than capable of scoring big though and Liverpool must win. Less pressure on Spurs and Son.

  29. wulfrunian
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Do you think that Greenwood will start?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Yes.

    2. Zen Arcade
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      I am not sure anyone can answer that with any degree of confidence.