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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. olidooley
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Am I gtg here for the final showdown? Just inside 5k....trying to keep that

    Forster
    TAA Rudiger Dallas
    Salah(c) Mané Son Raphinha Lingard
    Kane Antonio

    Pickford Shaw Veltman* Davis

    1. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Looks very good.

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      GTG very nice

    3. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Looks good.

      GL

    4. chaser123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Shaw>Lingard?

      1. olidooley
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Just don’t think Shaw will play 90....

        1. chaser123
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          You only need 60? And unlikely to come off the bench?

    5. antis0cial
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Yep! Good luck.

  2. Jamb0
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Sell one:

    A) Watkins (CHE)
    B) DCL (mci)

    Buy one:

    1) Firmino (CRY)
    2) Bamford (WBA)
    3) Antonio (SOU)

    1. LewanGOALski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      B1

    2. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      A3

    3. antis0cial
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      A2

    4. One Wheels Enough
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      There you go, so many options this week, it's basically a toss up as people can make cases for just about anyone depending if your chasing etc.

  3. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Chasing 20 pts for 1st place and defending 5 pts ahead of rival from 3rd place.

    Should I:

    A) Maguire & Jota ➡ Cresswell/Tierney & Raphinha for 2FTs
    or
    B) A + Bruno ➡ Mane for (-4)
    ..?

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

      B

    2. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I don't like defender transfers at this stage. Are you starting Maguire?

      Raphinha and Mane moves are both solid, will be very popular picks.

  4. Sharkytect
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Lovely article. I love the idea of an Aguero "testimonial". Currently considering the following:

    Bruno + Watkins > aguero + raphinha (or any midfielder costing 8.3mil or less).

    What do you think?

    1. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I mean, I wouldn't do it. But if you want to just go for it.

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

    Will there be pressers today?

    1. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Believe so.

  6. chaser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Me vs rival...

    Holding vs Shaw/Coufal
    Greenwood vs Fernandes
    Raphinha vs ASM
    Kane vs Benteke/Vydra

    I have a 17 point lead. I’m safe aren’t I!?

    1. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      You would have thought so.

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

      Should be as united will prob rest the first team

      1. chaser123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Fingers crossed, thanks!

    3. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Depends on the direction of Greenwood vs Fernandes

      1. chaser123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Hopefully not a 17 point swing but could be with Fernandes I guess!

    4. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Probably safe... but could be caught still

      Captain will be big call

      Kane and fernandes the 2 that could swing it as differentials for ye both

      1. chaser123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        We both have Salah so I’ll definitely captain him. Not sure where he will go looking for differential I expect

    5. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Kane hatrick and Ben blank and its all to play for.

      1. chaser123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        I’m the Kane owner so that would be happy days!

    6. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      An OG and a phantom assist awarded to Bruno and he will be in business.

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

    Advice on this please

    I need to overturn 19 point lead in my mini league

    I’m using my bench boost and have two ft so suggestions on who to bring in

    Pickford/Forster

    Digne/trent/AWB/coufal/ward

    Salah/Bruno/lingard/Greenwood/JWP

    Antonio/DLC/Watkins

    1. chaser123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      DCL to Bamford and Ward to Robbo?

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

        Good shout just wondering about the united players as they maybe rested

        1. chaser123
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          I think we’re overplaying the resting thing personally. Bruno plays every game.

          But could look at Mane and Raph?

    2. winchester
        2 months, 11 days ago

        bruno+ward -> mane/raph+dallas/robbo/phillips? could take a hit for dcl to bam if u can afford it?

        1. chaser123
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Not worth taking hits imo

    3. Fernandito
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Which would you prefer for final GW?

      A Kane & Raphinha
      B Antonio & Mane

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

        B

      2. antis0cial
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        B

    4. Flynny
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Morning......who is the better option for the final day.

      A....bamford v wba

      B....antonio v saints

      Thanks

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

        B

      2. No Professionals
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Genuinely think it’s a coin toss. Both are capable of blanking in relatively easy fixtures.

        Personally I prefer Antonio.

        1. Flynny
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Cheers....

    5. EWH2020
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      A) Nacho to Bamford -4
      B) Greenwood/Son to Raphinha-4
      C) Neither and just play Nacho and Son

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        C

      2. winchester
          2 months, 11 days ago

          depending on you position. but i'd do C.. a or b could easily backfire, right?

        • antis0cial
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          C

      3. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Jealous with those who have ML to play for! 😀

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          A few weeks ago I thought the best id do was 2nd and 3rd in too decent sized money leagues

          Going into 38 21 and 20 points off 1st... slight hope of catching

          Big fear is in 1 league 3rd is only 8th points back

          Just great to be somebody involved and cashing

          1. kennethrhcp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Somebit

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

              Nice, good luck. Should be fun, especially since the games will be played at same time, roller coaster ride.

        2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          48 ahead in main money league . Still won't be happy till it's all over. Been stressful the last few weeks and has cost me a top 1K finish with blocking etc.
          As long as I win this though I'll be happy.

        3. Lindelol
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          I was only 7 points behind ML leader till GW 36. But after 37 the difference is 27!!! It's over now

      4. shirtless
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Charlie Adam still doing bits...

        https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/57136464

      5. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Just have exact funds for Bruno and Watkins to Auba and Bamford for free.
        What shall I do if Watkins price.drops.and can't afford moves anyone
        A do early transfer
        B don't take the risk, do greenwood to Harrison instead and play 352 with kane and nacho up front (Watkins on bench)

        Thanks amd GL 🙂

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

          Can you do Watkins to Bamford and hold 2nd move for now?

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            I could yes, hopefully nothing will happen to the Leeds striker over the weekend
            Thanks

      6. Zen Arcade
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Great article LR.

        1. Lateriser 12
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Cheers mate 🙂

      7. antis0cial
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        A) Robbo DCL Lingard / Bench Greenwood, Coufal
        B) Coufal Mane Lingard (-4) / Bench Digne, Lowton
        C) Coufal Mane Nacho (-4) / Bench Willock, Digne

        1. Ha.
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          A

        2. Cantonesque
            2 months, 11 days ago

            B

        3. Cancelo Culture
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Meslier
          TAA Rudiger Dallas Coufal
          Salah(c) Son Raphinha Bruno
          Kane Antonio

          Forster Lingard Coleman Davis

          Would you use the free transfer here to do Bruno > Mane or something else?

          1. Zen Arcade
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Seems a sensible move yeah.

          2. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Good move

        4. Ha.
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Was eyeing this up before the other night, but Digne > Robertson? Other option is Alosno for ne last roll of the dice.

          1. antis0cial
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Robbo

        5. AzzaroMax99
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          G2G?
          Not sure about C thou :((

          I’m sharing 1st position in my ML with my rival but we have only 1 point lead over 2nd team. It will be very exciting on Sunday xD

          Martinez
          Taa Dallas Holding
          Salah Mane Son Harrison
          Kane BamBam Antonio

          Steer Pereira Aina Saiss

          1. Ha.
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Salah - play it safe

            1. AzzaroMax99
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Cool. Thx.

          2. winchester
              2 months, 11 days ago

              nice! GL mate! screen you rivals move, try to find out what he/she will play. Salah C. did u do bruno->mane with ft?

              1. AzzaroMax99
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                No. Greenwood to Mane.
                Thx mate. GL to you too.

                1. winchester
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    roger. GL to you too, enjoy!

              2. dr.No88
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Salah

            • mrpink32
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              In 12k position. 2nd in ML. Would love to break 10k and / or win ML.
              Team is a bit of a mess, would love advice.

              Pickford
              Holding TAA Shaw
              Salah Bale Greenwood Havertz
              Benteke DCL Kane
              (Forster Godfrey Coady lingard)

              Benteke poss injury
              Havertz injured
              Shaw/greenwood may not start
              Everton double defence

              1. mrpink32
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                1 ft, 0.3 itb

              2. Cantonesque
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Shaw to Dallas, start Lingard.

                • Brimble82
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Wait on pressers. Things will be clearer at the end of the day.
                  Havertz could be a great diff if he recovers. And Bentekkers is on a red hit streak (+has previous against Liverpool).

                  But yeah, there are a couple of fires in there eh!

              3. Kai
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Anyone here missed Ben Foster?

                1. Dr.Oftaw
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Yes but he’s not no.1 anymore

              4. Lindelol
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                I want to see Portugal get a penalty and see the face of Bruno when Ronaldo takes it.

                1. Brimble82
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Or better, the face of Ronaldo when Bruno takes it!

                  1. Lindelol
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    No Chance

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

                Best option to start?

                A) Digne (mci)
                B) Coady (MUN)
                C) Targett (CHE)

                1. Cantonesque
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    I can only rule out C there. Expecting a youth team from MUN, Wolves D might actually get something out of it. Even less chance for Digne CS imo, but slight possibility of attacking return. Leaning A.

                2. Twisted Melon
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Will Meslier start?

                  1. ryacoo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    No, Casilla again

                3. Captain Vantastic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Would you take a hit for a defender or play Digne/Targett?

                  1. ryacoo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Maybe a hit for Robbo/TAA/Dallas but it's pushing it I think, in a similar situation

                  2. Chris_H
                    • 12 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Have you used your free on an attacker transfer?

                    Why not think of it as the free transfer spent on the defender and a -4 on an attacker.

                    So something like Targett + DCL > Robbo and Bamford for -4 looks better on paper (weird psychology I know!)

                4. Henning
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Repost

                  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

                  1. bozankrkic
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    JWP to Torres or DCL to Bamford.

                    1. Henning
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      Thanx

                  2. Dreaming of glory
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Salah > mane (c)

                    -4 only for someone ur rival doesn't have. Good luck catching them if u captain salah as u no they def will

                    1. Henning
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      Thanx

                5. bozankrkic
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Going into the last GW with 27pts behind my ML rival. He is going to give the armband to Salah obviously and I need a bit different approach. Players I'm considering to captain:

                  A. Antonio*
                  B. Bamford*
                  C. Kane*
                  D. TAA (he has 2 lpool defs though)
                  E. Torres
                  F. Son

                  * means we both have them,

                  Any standout captain from those? I'm going for all or nothing. 🙂

                  1. Cantonesque
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      Captain TAA and be a legend

                      1. bozankrkic
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 11 days ago

                        Haha that is very tempting for sure. TAA would need legendary performance too, to atleast match Salah attacking returns. But it is a game and anything is possible. Thanks

                    • DannyDrinkVodka
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      Torres could be the one

                      1. bozankrkic
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 11 days ago

                        Yes, might be.

                      2. bozankrkic
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 11 days ago

                        Thanks 🙂

                  2. RamaJama
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Could it happen that OGS plays his first team on Sunday to practice for the EL final?

                    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      If he is an idiot. So there is a chance.

                      1. RamaJama
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 11 days ago

                        Has been 5 days since last match, so everyone should be fully rested for Sunday

                    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      I still think the likes of Bruno will get enough minutes to possibly make an impact.

                    3. Cantonesque
                        2 months, 11 days ago

                        I will hate him if he does that for man-u fan reasons nevermind fpl reasons. He has to win that final. They don't need any more practice. Imagine Bruno or Shaw got injured. Would be bonkers to risk it for history's most meaningless fixture.

                        This doesn't mean he won't do it.

                    4. dr.No88
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      Hello.
                      Advice on this please. I have 7 point lead in my mini league. I have one ft.
                      My rival have TAA .

                      Martinez
                      Azpilicueta Mee Dallas

                      Son Salah Lingard Greenwood

                      kane Banford DCL

                      Sub. Guaita , WP, Shaw , Keane

                      1. Nay08
                          2 months, 11 days ago

                          I'll try to match his squad so less differential for him to get more point than you. so try to get his best player that makes you worry if said players haul big he can chase you. if you think that's TAA, try to get TAA.

                        • Cantonesque
                            2 months, 11 days ago

                            Can't answer answer without knowing your funds available and also the rival's other players but Shaw>TAA and bench Azpi?

                            1. dr.No88
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 11 days ago

                              I dont have funds. Only to take a hit.

                              1. Cantonesque
                                  2 months, 11 days ago

                                  Shaw>Phillips, bench Greenwood? Wish we could trust OGS not to use any first teamers, as would be sane.

                          • Bruno Commando
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 11 days ago

                            Is it worth it to take a -4 for Coleman + Greenwood to Dallas + Raphinha?

                            Rest of squad:
                            Forster
                            Shaw TAA _____
                            Salah Bruno Lingard _______
                            Kane DCL Antonio

                            Subs: Meslier ESR Coady Mitchell

                            1. Cantonesque
                                2 months, 11 days ago

                                Just Coleman to Dallas. ESR is a cheeky backup for Greenwood.

                                1. Cantonesque
                                    2 months, 11 days ago

                                    If no funds for that, DCL>Bamford instead of Greenwood>Raph. (As a suggestion that will probably backfire !)

                              • Nay08
                                  2 months, 11 days ago

                                  so, I need to chase 28 points to get 1st position in my mini-league. what should I do?
                                  1. transfer out Castagne/Keane
                                  or
                                  2. transfer out Son/Kane, but have to play Castagne/Keane/Phillips in defense

                                  the others 3 def are Dallas, Coufal, and Phillips. I'm not sure I'm confident enough to play Phillips.
                                  I still tinkering with who should I transfer in, but the popular TAA/Robbo route only accessible if I upgrade Phillips (because I already have Salah and Mane) and one other transfer (not enough cash, only 0.3 ITB) which mean a -4.

                                  or maybe any other options? anything will be appreciated, thanks.

                                  the team right now:
                                  Leno, Foster
                                  Dallas, Coufal, Phillips, Castagne, Keane
                                  Salah, Mane, Lingard, Raphinha, Son
                                  Bamford, Iheanacho, Kane