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We love FPL: Why Fantasy Premier League deserves more credit

Three-time top 200 finisher Lateriser explains why he hasn’t lost any love for the game despite a difficult season.


And just like that, we draw the curtains on another season.

Yes, I can complain about the painful (I’m currently sitting at 688k) and slow-burn (staggered kick-offs) nature of it. But the truth of the matter is, this game gives us a lot more than it takes from us and in my opinion, doesn’t get enough credit for it.

In a year where everyone has been cooped up in their homes, us Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers can log onto the internet and have a chat with thousands of strangers discussing statistics, captaincy polls, Jesse Lingard’s (£6.6m) sustainability etc – and just like that, another day will pass. That isn’t a small thing. Let’s acknowledge that. In fact, it’s pretty huge. So many around me are struggling to pass their time during the pandemic and have no real outlet when they are dealing with major real-life issues like losing a job or a loved one. We FPL-obsessed folks have it a whole lot easier. When we are faced with something like this, we just have this all-engaging world to dive into which gives us so much.

WHULEI + SHUARS Scout Notes

This little hobby of ours enables us to problem solve and exercise our grey cells on a daily basis. Every time you are making a transfer, deciding when to deploy a chip or figuring out how to best allocate funds in your FPL team, you are developing problem-solving and solution-oriented skill sets. To solve these problems, we talk, engage and interact with so many strangers, whether it’s on football forums or on Twitter. You are accumulating social skills while solving these problems. If you’re making friends along the way, you’re enlightening yourselves with cultures from all over the globe. Even expectation management is such an underrated skill-set you develop when you play this game. More often than not, FPL disappoints us and if it does that repeatedly, you learn to manage expectations and how to take it on the chin.

I’ve had my worst season (by a distance) this year and while initially it was disappointing, once you accept that you made some mistakes and bad decisions, all you can really do is learn from them and continue grinding away. The best thing about this game that we play is that there’s always next Gameweek and there’s always next season. Hope is one thing the game will never take away from us. I’m an optimist by nature (I think it reflects in the way I play this game) and there’s not been one Gameweek that I haven’t looked forward to despite being stuck with a seven-figure overall rank for much of the season.

I was actually very surprised by how much I enjoyed a green arrow despite the poor rank. It gave me genuine delight and that little bit of a good run I had in the past few Gameweeks just really made my week. All you really need to do is to re-calibrate your goal and try to achieve it. The worst seasons are the best teachers because you are able to identify the cracks in your game, learn a lot more and just become a better FPL manager. I can’t wait to sit down post-season and note down all my mistakes. In my head, I already have a lot of them jotted down but I want to look at them more carefully and closely without the distraction of ‘the next Gameweek’.

I also realised that this game is such a great leveler. After having the finish that I did last season, I think I was very overconfident at the start of 2020/21. That overconfidence led me to believe whatever narrative I wanted to in my head and I even made the stupid mistake of betting against Mohamed Salah (£12.8m) in Gameweek 1. That is a piece of advice I want to give all of you that have had a really good FPL season this year: your success is only temporary, so make sure you don’t lose your ‘filter’ for poorly concocted narratives like I did at the start of the season. What this did teach me, though, is to learn to laugh at myself. I mean, what was I even thinking? I screwed up, big time. After the debacle at the start (and the season I had), I was genuinely worried whether the guys at Fantasy Football Scout would let me write next season, but thankfully, they have a sense of humour and will let me continue in 2021/22.

I think I am fairly self-aware as an FPL manager and even pride myself in being one of the few that talks about being opportunistic and taking gambles. I genuinely think that doing the extra research to find that differential is the ‘purest’ form of joy that this game has to offer but I do realise it isn’t for everyone.

What I have come to realise is that you need to find a balance. I’ve often spoken about timing being key when it comes to going for differentials and this season I definitely tried to do too much, too early and that left me far behind very early doors. I’ve never really had a good start to an FPL season and I think maybe going for more reliable, trustworthy picks at the start of the campaign is a good way to go about it. I do know myself though and I’ll definitely be wrestling with my own mind come Gameweek 1. Even right now, while writing this article, it is telling me: “But you had Michu and Petric who were huge differentials in Gameweek 1 in that season and it all worked out”. I still can’t wrap my head around what Timo Werner (£9.2m) has achieved this season, either. I’ve always believed that the repeatable skill is chance involvement but I will need to be careful because I’ve been hurt a lot by his finishing ability this season. One to talk about at a later time, perhaps.

It’s definitely going to be a long summer ahead as I contemplate all the mistakes I’ve made this season, but one thing I need to be careful about is what I decide to take into the future. I can’t completely abandon the style of play that has given me so much joy and so many good finishes but I can definitely fine-tune it a little.

I always like being personal in my final article of the season so apologies if you were looking for more ‘FPL-centric’ stuff. There are more ‘in-form’ managers you can take advice from at the moment anyway. Before I end this article, can we just talk about Sergio Aguero (£10.3m) for a minute? It is going to be an absolute shame to lose him at the end of this season and I might not get the chance to give him a ‘testimonial’ in my FPL team. The reason I love Aguero so much, especially in the Pep Guardiola era, is that he’s the perfect fuel for opportunists and risk-takers like me. The grinders, algorithm lovers and risk-averse managers will never punt on Aguero early doors (you know, because he’s not nailed) and us purists (deny it all you want, we’re the purists) will always go there because we’re the dreamers. He’s won me more than a fair share of mini-leagues and his presence will definitely be missed. It’s funny how much love I have for him despite being a Manchester United fan and him giving me probably my most heartbreaking moment as a football fan – but that is what FPL does to you.

Cut-price Aguero back on FPL radar as Guardiola rules Jesus out for "more months"

Before ending this article, I just want to thank everyone at Fantasy Football Scout for letting me ramble on this platform and David, Neale, Chris and Geoff for being amazing to work with. I want to thank all of you for reading my articles this year and always offering words of encouragement. I go through the comments more than you’d think.

I am nervous about next season because how this one has gone but honestly, I’m champing at the bit. I’m hoping to make amends – and if I can’t, there’s always the next one.

We don’t say it enough but this game gives us so much. So let’s just admit and acknowledge, we love FPL.

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503 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Lateriser 12
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Been a pleasure writing for you folks this year. Thank you for all the support and encouragement 🙂

    Have a good off season! 🙂

    1. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Cheers Lateriser. Loved all your articles and advice. Good luck for the last week

    2. HVT
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Well done mate, been a tough season for you. Hopefully I make my holy grail once again!

    3. Ben White saved my life
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Great article LR, enjoyed your work as well as that of the Big man. Can't wait for next season and a new start. Is usually start well and mess up. Plan to use bench boost gw 1 next season to be shot of it.

    4. Sloopy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Good read as always! Thank you and good luck for next season!

    5. olidooley
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Good stuff Pranil....Thanks so much for your contribution with the lads on the brilliant FPL Wire podcast and for your balanced view of things....

    6. Lateriser 12
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Thanks for all the kind words folks

      1. Corkyote FFS CWC Champion 2…
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Well done mate. Bad season but your consistency is insane!

        1. Lateriser 12
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Cheers Corky how did your season go?

    7. The Point About It Is
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Thanks for all your efforts this year Lateriser. As you mention in your article, FPL has been a welcome distraction this past 14 months and reading/watching/listening to your content has been both entertaining and informative. The way you have dealt with FPL setbacks and also talked about not getting too down on yourself has made me think myself about how we can all apply this to other events in our our lives. FPL therapy!!

      1. Lateriser 12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I say FPL is therapy 🙂

    8. FPL Bielsa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Well done on your positive attitude this year, we had similar starts and your balance and perspective was a great help to me when I was struggling early on.

      I’ve really enjoyed the FPL Wire pod, nice to have you and Zophar with such contrasting styles. Good start next year and you’ll be flying again.

      1. Lateriser 12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Cheers mate 🙂

    9. SwissWavey
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Love your articles and your videos. Thank you so much.

      1. Lateriser 12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Cheers mate

    10. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      keep up the good work, videos/articles, always look forward to your thoughts/views. good luck

      1. Lateriser 12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Cheers

  2. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Martinez,
    Rudiger, Dallas, TAA
    Raph, Son, Lingard, (S)alah
    Nacho, Kane, Antonio

    3.9, Greenwood, Dias, Reguillion

    0ITB and 1 FT

    Stick and burn the last transfer of the season? 18 points ahead currently in ML, main rival has Son who I am tempted to ship....

    1. afsr
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Could change the keeper if you fancy a punt

    2. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Must be a better keeper choice rather than burn?

  3. afsr
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Repost from old article

    Mini league already won, rank around 5k, just want to get as high an OR as possible. Plenty of weak points in the team, who do i prioritize?

    Martinez
    Rudiger - Shaw - TAA
    Bruno - Salah - Greenwood - Lingard
    Antonio - DCL - Bamford

    Lloris - Mahrez - Digne - Targett
    1FT, 0.8 ITB

    A) Bruno -> Mane
    B) Mahrez -> Harrison/Raphinia
    C) DCL -> Iheanacho
    D) Two of the above for a hit
    E) your suggestions

    1. afsr
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Should i perhaps take a hit with a second transfer to get Dallas for Shaw/Rudiger who are rotation risks or Digne who plays Man City?

      1. HVT
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        A, avoid hit

    2. Pegboy
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      A

  4. Daghe Munegu
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    My defense is TAA Shaw Digne Holding Fofana

    Would you do Digne to Robbo -4?
    Or Shaw to Dallas -4?

    1. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Shaw to Dallas

    2. HVT
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Playing for fun or mini cash?
      A - yes
      B - no

  5. No Professionals
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Areola
    TAA Dallas Dunk
    Salah Bale Lingard Raphinha
    Kane Iheanacho Watkins

    Martinez JWP Digne Shaw
    1ft 1.6m

    A) Digne and Watkins to Robertson and Antonio
    B) Bale and Digne to Mane and Rudiger

    1. HVT
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      B for me

  6. PP6
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    If you had Ayling and not Dallas would you make a sideways switch with 2 FT? Mahrez and Ayling to Dallas and Torres ?

    1. HVT
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      No

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      The 2nd part could def backfire

  7. Athletico Underachieving
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Just like to say I’ve not forgiven Sterling for missing that pen v Brighton and denying my KDB captain assist and likely 3 BPS

    1. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      If you can't say it at the end of the season, when can you say it.

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Have you tho? 🙂

  8. Aster
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Best replacement for Shaw?

      Have Dias, Dallas and TAA. Will play the last two, not confident about DIas.

      1. HVT
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Whose your other?

        1. Aster
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Dias, Dallas and TAA. Veltman injured. Will not play Dias.

            1. HVT
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Holding, Coufal, Philips look ok

      2. Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Is Forster playing the final game? I have no keeper so wondering if Forster starts

        1. JabariParkersEyelid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Fingers crossed, presser today I think.

      3. De Gea is GOAT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Who gets the most points this week? Thanks guys

        1 Pepe
        2 Antonio
        3 Mount
        4 Havertz
        5 Wood
        6 Saka
        7 Cresswell
        8 Harrison
        9 Bamford

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

          If only I was good at points prediction 😉

          I would select 3 out of them : Antonio, Wood, Bamford

          1. Dammit_182
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Can’t really argue with the 3 striker picks above - though Pepe or Auba for 1 week could be exciting too

            • De Gea is GOAT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Congrats on the excellent rank Holmes 🙂

          2. De Gea is GOAT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Thanks guys! Much appreciated.

        2. G Banger
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          41 points off 10k, so happy enough to defend my ML leads, what would you do with your last FT and 0.0 ITB:

          Pickford
          TAA Rudiger Dallas
          Salah Lingard Greenwood Bruno Willock
          Kane Bamford

          (Forster Watkins Dias Ward)

          a) Watkins => Nacho (bench Greenwood)
          b) Other suggestion?

        3. DavvaMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Morning

          Who would you start?

          A. Forster
          B. Guaita

          Thanks

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            A

        4. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Final GW GK:

          A) Martinez (CHE)
          B) Henderson (MAN)

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            *Henderson (wol)

          2. Donny_Rover
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            If you already have both start B, and if Hendo doesn’t play Martinez comes in. If it’s a transfer I’d be reluctant to bring in Hendo as he might not play.

          3. No Professionals
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Henderson

          4. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Have both - cheers will start Henderson

        5. Donny_Rover
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Focus this weekend is on winning my cash mini league. 14 point lead against my rival. A minus 4 to bring in Mane & Bamford for Son & Nacho means it’s a 10 point lead for Pickford/Forster, Rudiger, Coufal/Mahrez & Mane vs Ederson, Dummett, Lingard & Son.

          Transfers seem reasonable? Quite fancy Nacho to do something but given he has Bamford I think it’s too much of a risk to not have him.

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

            Can you drop Mahrez instead of Son?

            1. Donny_Rover
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Priced out unfortunately - £0.2m off doing as a stand-alone move.

          2. Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            I think rodrigo will start ahead of bamford for the final game

            1. Il Capitano
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Surely both start again with no Klich?

            2. Arsene_Glenger
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Dont sell Nacho.Get Bamford still, one of your other strikers out perhaps? Antonio Nacho Bamford will see you over the line confortably. Spurs assets will end in tears

              • Cantonesque
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Too sideways of a package for a hit. Sit on your 14. As leader, keep Son blocked.

              • Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                You putting MAN against Henderson is a sign. An own goal coming.

                Still B.

                1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Reply fail.

                  To Miguel!

              • Fantasy123456
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  What’s the best transfer combo to start here.

                  A) Bruno and Greenwood to Mane and Raph

                  B) Bruno and Davis to Raph and Chris Wood?

                  1. Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    A

                  2. sunzip14
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    A

                • sunzip14
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Who is likely to score more points in gw38?

                  A) Antonio
                  B) Bamford
                  C) TAA

                  1. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    C

                    1. sunzip14
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      Thank you! Should I bring in TAA and double up with Phillips? Only leading by 8 points and rival has TAA.

                      1. Miguel Sanchez
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        Yup - TAA could really go big this final GW

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

                    Hopefully 2 points for A and B.

                    Bamford will probably score more

                  3. Little Red Lacazette
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    B

                • Il Capitano
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    1FT 1.4m ITB

                    Martinez
                    TAA Digne Shaw
                    Son Lingard Salah Raphinha
                    DCL Bamford Kane

                    Fabri - ESR Targett Mitchell

                    A) Targett/Shaw > Dallas (Autosub/start Digne)
                    B) Digne > Robertson (Targett likely autosub)
                    C) Shaw + Digne > Robertson + Dallas (-4)

                    1. Bavarian
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      DCL > Antonio

                      1. Il Capitano
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          Thanks, just feel that City's poor recent defensive record, plus Everton's strong away form means DCL has a half-decent chance at a return. Can't really say the same for the likes of Targett/Shaw which is why I think I should prioritise them.

                    2. Nedvěd11
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      Leno

                      TAA, Robbo, Azpi

                      Salah, Son, Greenwood, Mahrez

                      Kane, Nacho, DCL

                      Sub: JWP, Holding, Ward

                      1 FT

                      What to do?

                      A) Bamford for DCL
                      B) Antonio for DCL
                      C) A or B and -4 for Mahrez out for xx?

                    3. Little Red Lacazette
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      Play Watkins or Greenwood?

                      Martinez
                      TAA Phillips Rudiger
                      Raphinha Lingard Son Salah
                      Kane Bamford Watkins

                      Sanchez Greenwood Digne Coady

                      1. sunzip14
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        Greenwood

                    4. CroatianHammer
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      Hard to believe the season is nearly over. I won't be touching fantasy Euros, and likely not watching either. Last year the delayed season ran well into my holidays so was able to enjoy some games while on the beach, literally, and it wasn't long home before the new season kicked off. This year it'll be a full 2 months of nothing before the beach, but I suppose the guys at Fantasy5 have at least given us an NBA version to spin the wheel, even if no one seems to be able to get more than one selection right.

                      For me the summer will be seeing whether the Mamić trials come back to bite Lovren and Modrić. In my opinion both of those should be behind bars. Their skills on the field (or their ability to always be sick at Christmas in Lovren's case) don't absolve them of their part in a huge theft of public money.

                      It'll be interesting to see the Kane saga unfold. Will his leaving be the first stitch unpicked in the Spurs revival? Will Mason (or new manager) finally realise that they have some kids in the academy worth looking at? Ryan Sess, Troy should both get all the minutes on tour/in pre-season.

                      Will Rhian Brewster come good in the Championship, or has his chance gone, now that another striker has arrived, and scored? Will the Blades decide that a break even transfer is okay and sell? Would someone take the gamble? In today's market is €25-30m still a good price? Liverpool certainly won't want him back. I think Klopp burned some bridges with many of their U23s.

                      What will UEFA do regarding tHe SuPEr LeAguE? Will it be all huff and puff? The gentle summer sun distracting before anyone notices a distinct lack of houses blown down? Barca and Real are of course broke as the wheat (works better in French) so maybe not much need be done. Too big to fail, the Spanish banks will keep digging them out over and over because that's a big debt to call.

                      The addition of Black Box, The Wire, the massive growth of Let's Talk FPL (maith an fear, Andy, maith an fear), the Scoutcast naturally. All four sometimes on at once. Just brilliant. I would like to see Karam featured more next year mind you.

                      And now, another anecdote from Croatian football: six years ago Šuker was making a bid for position at UEFA. I was contracted to assist with some paperwork and translations for distribution to various associations. Afterwards, at the tail end of that summer, in conjunction with a news portal I suggested that the Croatian FA (HNS) get involved and we'd set up an FPL league with fixed rules (I believe 3 Croatians or Hammers would need to be chosen, since Bilić was manager at the time). The indignation! HNS would see this as a betrayal to be involved with such a thing, and in fact they were in the process of setting up their own fantasy league. Presumably with blackjack and hookers.

                      It baffles me how this country produces such talented athletes, when so many are utterly blind.

                      Like all things in Croatian football, this never came to pass. Have a great GW38 everyone, and we'll see you on the other side!

                    5. Henning
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      Chasing 27 points maby to much, but im giving it a go.
                      Any suggestions?
                      1 ft and 1.6 m in bank

                      Mendy Forster
                      TAA Dallas Digne Shaw Holding
                      Salah Son Raphina JWP Greenwood
                      Kane DCL Wood

                    6. winchester
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        morning lads, have 1ft and 1.7m itb. Leading ML with 50 points. What should be done here, any thoughts?

                        mendy
                        taa coufal rudiger
                        greenwood bruno lingard zaha salah(c)
                        kane bamford

                        forster lowton mitchell davis

                        1. JabariParkersEyelid
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          Bruno to Mane and have a cigar, you've earned it.

                          1. winchester
                              2 months, 7 days ago

                              cheers lad! will most definitely have a cigar on sunday!

                          2. kennethrhcp
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            2 months, 7 days ago

                            You could try replying to others rather than posting that alot?

                            Youre 50 clear. Sot back and relax and enjoy your win

                            What do you think are good moves for your team?

                            1. winchester
                                2 months, 7 days ago

                                Cheers, true my lad.

                                was thinking bruno out for raph or mane. or lowton to dallas.

                                perhaps better to wait for some solid info if bruno will play or not.

                                1. kennethrhcp
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  2 months, 7 days ago

                                  Thatll be the massive call.

                                  Im bruno'less and dreading it but many making the move to mane which also looks good

                                  Hopefully pressers shine some light

                                  If bruno looks likely to play lowton to dallas is a great move
                                  GL

                                  1. winchester
                                      2 months, 7 days ago

                                      Cheers! GL to you too lad

                            2. Hryszko
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 7 days ago

                              Mini leagues already won, currently at 14,317 OR & no matter what happens it’ll be my best finish ever, would LOVE to get into the top 10k, how’s my team looking? Have 1.0m in the bank & 1FT left.. any moves or g2g?

                              Mendy
                              Trent - Coufal - Rudiger
                              Salah (c) - Mane - Son - Lingard - Raphina
                              Kane - Bamford

                              Bench: Forster - Vydra - Coleman

                              1. ktk_interista
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                2 months, 7 days ago

                                You should captain TAa, Lingard or Mane if you wanted any chance to get into top10k. You need to take a calculated risk

                                1. JabariParkersEyelid
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  2 months, 7 days ago

                                  14k is only about 10 points out he doesn't have to go mad.

                            3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 7 days ago

                              Scenes when Bruno gets around 60 minutes, scores a pen and has an assist!

                              1. The Ilfordian
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 7 days ago

                                Scenes when he gets an assist without even playing

                                1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 7 days ago

                                  Or he is awarded a goal when Saiss kicks the ball in his own net!

                            4. The Rumour Mill
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 7 days ago

                              Thanks for the many excellent articles and podcasts this year LR.

                              On Aguero, I'm not sure he was a risk for you though, was he? Once you had clocked the Instagram stories link you could captain him fairly risk free. That was an absolutely massive advantage over the field these last 4 years or so.

                              1. Lateriser 12
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                2 months, 7 days ago

                                Cheers and instagram stories were only recently clocked 🙂

                                1. The Rumour Mill
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 7 days ago

                                  Ah ok cool, in that case that makes your recent record even more impressive! Enjoy the off season and all the best for next season. Looking forward to that FPL wire round table, sounds fantastic 🙂

                            5. DannyDrinkVodka
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 7 days ago

                              Up 22 points on ML rival with a template team. Probability of seeing it through? 95%?

                              1. Miguel Sanchez
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 7 days ago

                                Should be fine if you can match their captain pick

                                1. DannyDrinkVodka
                                  • 1 Year
                                  2 months, 7 days ago

                                  Rival is generally a safe rational player and will in all likelihood go with Salah.....I hope he doesn’t surprise me!

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

                                75%

                              3. No Professionals
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 7 days ago

                                22 points is very doable. Captaincy fail for you and a success for him and it’s on. Hard to say without seeing both teams.

                                I guess it’s a matter of how often someone beats a rival by 22 points in any gameweek.

                            6. No Professionals
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 7 days ago

                              Really keen on mane, but need to downgrade digne (for a hit) to a defender max 5.2m. Really slim pickings (have Dallas).

                              Do we think James starts?

                              1. Miguel Sanchez
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 7 days ago

                                I think James starts yes

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

                                You can try WHM or BUR defender

                              3. No Professionals
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 7 days ago

                                Thanks both

                            7. Neo-Viper
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 7 days ago

                              For a third day running, I still have the same question. Lets hear it.

                              What will you do?

                              A) Play Nacho.
                              B) DCL to Bamford for - 4 ( Have Raphinha)
                              C) DCL to Anto for - 4 ( Have Lingard)

                              TIA

                              1. Miguel Sanchez
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 7 days ago

                                A

                                1. Neo-Viper
                                  • 6 Years
                                  2 months, 7 days ago

                                  Cheers!!

                              2. Coaly
                                • 8 Years
                                2 months, 7 days ago

                                A

                                1. Neo-Viper
                                  • 6 Years
                                  2 months, 7 days ago

                                  Cheers!!

                            8. ktk_interista
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              2 months, 7 days ago

                              Which popular belief/decision do you think will backfire the most this GW? I think k it will be betting against Bruno starting. The guy like Messi and Ronaldo and the elite level of footballers want to play every minute of every game. And he is very fit

                              1. No Professionals
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 7 days ago

                                Fitness isn’t relevant if you take a knock or worse