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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. Offs!de
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Who are the best trio from Liverpool?
    A. Salah, Mane, TAA
    B. Salah, Robbo, TAA
    C. Salah, TAA, Phillips

    On FH, money is not an issue

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

      A

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Probably the order you have them

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      In that order

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

    Robertson has become Mr Popular after those two assists.

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

      Haha, yes, it’s like he wasn’t playing well the other weeks. Cresswell all of a sudden back on people’s radars when he and Coufal were always equally likely to score points

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Massive recency bias pick! hasn't done anything in previous games..feels knee jerky

  3. Sotamendi84
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Start one:
    A) holding
    B) coady
    C) digne

    1. Offs!de
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Holding

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      A

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

      B

    4. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Bookies CS odds from drafthound
      LIV: 56%
      MCI: 45%
      CHE: 45%
      ARS: 42%
      LEE: 38%
      WHU: 37%
      LEI: 31%
      FUL: 29%
      BUR: 29%
      WOL: 29%
      MUN: 26%
      SHU: 26%
      NEW: 23%
      TOT: 21%
      SOU: 18%
      BHA: 18%
      AVL: 17%
      EVE: 15%
      WBA: 13%
      CPL: 9%

    5. Sotamendi84
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Cheers

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

    Excellent read mate!

  5. Arsene_Glenger
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Is Vardy worth a final day punt? I need a haul already loaded on Liverpool, Leeds and West Ham, need a big addition hail marry player from a likely high scoring game..Leicester need a huge goal difference, Vardy to outscore Iheanacho?

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Vardy won't outscore Nacho. Vardy role has changed to being a provider. He will run ragged of the Spurs poor defence though

    • RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      12pts to make up. He also has TC.

      2FTs with 0.1itb. Who should I be targeting? Bruno, Lingard and Dallas the 3 big players he has that I don’t.

      Mendy
      TAA. Holding. Rudiger
      Salah. Son. Greenwood. Jota. ASM
      Kane. DCL. Antonio
      (Forster. DCL. Digne. Ward)

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Not sure you can get away with 353.....DCL to Bamford/Nacho, Digne to Robbo and Jota to Raphinha

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

        As he'll probably TC Salah, you'll have to go very diffo on your captain and hope Mo blanks, otherwise....

    • Feed tha Sheep
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Best transfer this week?

      A. Holgate > Dallas/Robertson (have TAA)
      B. Son > Mane
      C. DCL > Antonio/Bamford
      D. Two for a -4

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        D but tough which two I would go for.

      2. Offs!de
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        B+C
        Final GW generally produces more goals

    • Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      With only a 5pt lead in ML, I'm trying to decide how to use my 1FT.

      Which move would you do here?

      A. Bruno to Mane
      B. Davis to Bamford and bench Bruno
      C. Both transfers -4 and bench Greenwood

      1FT 3.2ITB
      Mendy* Forster
      TAA* Dallas* Rudiger Shaw Holding
      Salah* Bruno* Lingard* Raphinha Greenwood
      Kane* Antonio Davis

      2FT 0ITB
      Mendy* Pickford
      TAA* Dallas* Coleman AWB Mitchell
      Salah* Bruno* Lingard* Son Jota
      Kane* Nacho Bamford

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Very difficult. I think Bruno to Mané. He may of course do that also with his 2 frees and I think he will go for Raphinha or Harrison. May be that Antonio v Bamford pivotal to outcome. Your main concern is no show by Greenwood and Bruno so early team news may be crucial to your decision

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Yeah I can see him doing those moves. Antonio vs Bamford is hard to call. If Greenwood starts and Bruno benched, stick with only Mane and no hit for Bamford?

          1. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            I think so yes

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Cheers

    • dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Would you start Digne ahead of Holding and Fofana for potential attacking returns or go Holding for most likely clean sheet of the 3?

      Leno
      TAA Dallas (Digne Holding Fofana)

      A Digne
      B Holding
      C Fofana

      1. Offs!de
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Start Holding

      2. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Bookies CS odds from drafthound
        LIV: 56%
        MCI: 45%
        CHE: 45%
        ARS: 42%
        LEE: 38%
        WHU: 37%
        LEI: 31%
        FUL: 29%
        BUR: 29%
        WOL: 29%
        MUN: 26%
        SHU: 26%
        NEW: 23%
        TOT: 21%
        SOU: 18%
        BHA: 18%
        AVL: 17%
        EVE: 15%
        WBA: 13%
        CPL: 9%

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Thanks- Holding it is and he can be threat at set pieces

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            He is also a BPS magnet if Arsenal keep a CS

        2. HammersXI
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Would reduce Leeds CS potential with Kiko starting sadly 🙁

          Gives us a heart attack every single game he starts. I still wonder how we got the CS against Southampton last game

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            I don't expect Leeds to keep a CS

    • PP6
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 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. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        No, Leeds with play 4ATB and Ayling at RB. Not worth the side move.

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

          What they play depends on the opposition. If WBA plays 2 upfront, Leeds will go 3 at the back

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            WBA generally play 1 up top with Periera behind the FWD so that is why I said 4ATB

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

              4 CB vying for 2 spots then

              Llorente, Cooper, Struijk and Berrardi will be potentially rotating for the final game.

    • Nay08
        2 months, 11 days ago

        bottomed

        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

        1. Shatner's Bassoon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          28 points is probably too much in one week with no chip to play.

          But if you're gonna do it you'll need a diff captain like Mane or Son. Which of the front 8 are you benching?!

          Depends who your rival has as well.

          1. Nay08
              2 months, 11 days ago

              i know lol. just shoot my shoot here, nothing to lose lol.
              yeah I will captain Mane.
              my first thought is benching Iheanacho and transfer someone for Castagne/Keane

        2. George Agdgdgwngo
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Which striker?

          A. Antonio
          B. Nacho
          C. Wood

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

            A

          2. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            BAC

        3. JohannaAdams10
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Son or Fernandez?

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

            Son

          2. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            to play or to sell?

            1. JohannaAdams10
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              To play

        4. Fantasy123456
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Hard to say I know, but what percentage chance would you give these players of playing this weekend?

            A) Forster
            B) Bruno
            C) Greenwood

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              50
              25
              75

            2. Mr. O'Connell
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              B and C causing me some bother too (see below), but atm my best guesses.

              A) 66% (depends if Ralph is true to his word on rotation policy, Forster should be back in)
              B) 25% (20-65 mins if anything)
              C) 75% (max 70 mins)

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

              A) 90
              B) 25
              C) 75

          • Mr. O'Connell
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Currently have Bruno, Greenwood and Shaw in my XI and one FT, so it's looking like I'll have to start 2 of them unless I take a hit which probably seems unnecessary. Obv will wait for press conferences to see what Ole says, but who is the priority transfer out? Can't reach Mane in one move due to already having 3 Pool (Jota being one of them). Think I'd like some Leeds representation so have narrowed it down to these options:

            A) bench Shaw, play Holding or Dawson instead (yuk). Bruno or Greenwood to Leeds mid.
            B) play Bruno AND Greenwood, sell Shaw and buy Dallas. Holding and Dawson waiting in the wings for 2 no shows.

            Am fairly certain Shaw sees no minutes, but can't be sure about the other 2.

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Shaw won't get any mins especially with Telles as a capable replacement. A for me and Bruno to Leeds mid

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

                This. I can see Greenwood playing a large portion.

                1. Mr. O'Connell
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Yeah think I agree with you both tbh. Greenwood may not be a starter in the final, so I think he could get around 60-70 mins. Roll the dice with Dawson or Holding and see if I get a lucky set piece goal (had Rudiger and Phillips this week, so my luck is in right now).

                  1. Tonyawesome69
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    OGS will go with a similar team that he used against LEI. I expect Martial and James to get some mins from the left and right of Greenwood through the middle.

                    Not much between ARS and WHU according to the bookies

                    Bookies CS odds from drafthound
                    LIV: 56%
                    MCI: 45%
                    CHE: 45%
                    ARS: 42%
                    LEE: 38%
                    WHU: 37%
                    LEI: 31%
                    FUL: 29%
                    BUR: 29%
                    WOL: 29%
                    MUN: 26%
                    SHU: 26%
                    NEW: 23%
                    TOT: 21%
                    SOU: 18%
                    BHA: 18%
                    AVL: 17%
                    EVE: 15%
                    WBA: 13%
                    CPL: 9%

          • Bleh
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Digne > Cresswell worth a -4? Unsure if Struijk will play.

            Sanchez
            Dallas, TAA, Struijk
            Salah, Lingard, Greenwood, Mane
            Kane, Nacho, Bamford
            (Martinez, Digne, Gundo, Targett)

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              just start Digne. Def not worth a hit

            2. Mr. O'Connell
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              small chance of that hit paying off in 1 gameweek. I'd just hope Struijk gets a start.

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

                Struijk would be interesting because Berardi is back and would potentially start

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

              Thanks all, will probably just keep it as it is in that case.

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

            Aquero's cattled then is he? Was hoping he might save my ass.

          • SomeoneKnows
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Best to own for the final GW?

            A) Raphinha
            B) Bamford
            C) Antonio

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              all 3

            2. AJ24
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              All, hard to say one in particualr

          • AJ24
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            20 points ahead in ML. Gulp.

            G2G?

            Martinez
            Trent, Dallas, Coufal
            Salah (C), Mahrez, Raphina, Lingard
            Kane, Antonio, Bamford

            Forster, Greenwood, Holding, Shaw.

            I have already done Jota and DCL to Raphina & Antonio. Brought in Antonio as a block to my nearest competitor..

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              GTG

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

            Which to buy, Lingard or Raphinha?

            Seems that Lingard is safer due to high ownership in top 10K, but Raph seems to be playing better recently?

            I've tried comparing the stats, but both have different ones that are better than the other.

            My no.2 rival has Lingard and 1 transfer, while no.3 has both Lingard and Raph....

          • J to the T
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            1FT left.

            Bench looks like it could be important this week with teams like United rotating.
            Worried I don’t have enough Leeds coverage and fancy a punt on Chris Wood versus SHU or the Liverpool double up in midfield. Decisions decisions.

            A) Shaw to Dallas. 442 Start Bruno. bench is Watkins Zaha Saiss.
            B). Watkins to Wood. 343 Start Bruno bench is Zaha Shaw and Saiss
            C) Bruno to Mane. 343 Start Watkins. Bench is Zaha Shaw Saiss

          • Alchim1sT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            great article

            FPL brings so much joy - we cant acknowledge it enough .... despite this weird and sometimes frustrating season 😉

            1. Baron Penguin (FKA Hadebayo…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Being 4.3 millionth after GW13 it's been quite nice to get green arrows most weeks up to 400k!

          • HammersXI
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Not sure if this has been posting yet but some Leeds news before the WBA game. Both Berardi and Pablo Hernandez will be leaving us after the season ends, and I'm quite certain they will get minutes going into the final game for a proper send off.

            Could Pablo potentially be a differential as compared to Harrison and Rodrigo? I certainly think so and him starting will also have an effect on the line-up because either 1 of Harrison, Dallas, Raphinha, Rodrigo, Alioski will move to the bench.

            Same applies to Berra coming back, the team is extremely fluid at the back with playing multiple position and he could v well replace Cooper / Struijk / Llorente / Aying.

            Just some food for thought before Bielsa presser.

            https://www.leedsunited.com/news/team-news/28147/gaetano-berardi-pablo-hernandez-to-depart

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              How do you see Bamford's mins? Around 60 mins if Rodrigo doesn't start

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

                Honestly minimally 60-70 at least in front of the home crowd.

                IF Pablo does start, then a double sub with Bamford -> Rodrigo and Roberts at that mark looks v certain.

                I suspect that Bielsa wants to give Bamford every opportunity to get Bamford to the euros.

                Another way that all starts if that Alioski drops out, Dallas back at LB and Hernandez plays in the central role

                1. Tonyawesome69
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Does Hernandez have the legs to play CM?

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

                    It's WBA, You really don't need much legs against them. He easily played against them in EFL countless of times.

                    I don't expect him to last 90 mins honestly, BUT at the same time I really hope he doesn't come off the bench for 30-45 mins. Fans would rather him start and applauded off the field.

                    1. Tonyawesome69
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      Fair point. Bielsa does seem like a sentimental character and could be some changes to the usual 11.

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

                        Tbh no one really thought he was till the southampton game. If Pablo is fit, I cannot see him on the bench at home honestly.

                        Which is why I'm very unsure who exactly will start in the front 4, which worries me as I want to take a hit for 2 leeds attackers (Shipping Bruno and Benteke)

                        1. Tonyawesome69
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 11 days ago

                          It's definitely put some doubts If I want to bring in Bamford for a hit. Already have Raphinha and Dallas

          • Sean
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Barring a collapse i'm about to win the Heard and McDonald islands national league, considering the islands are uninhabited its been surprisingly competitive.

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

              well done 🙂

          • Malinwa
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Captain?

            A) Kane
            B) Mane
            C) TAA
            D) Antonio

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

              Mane

            2. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              D

          • OLLY G
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Antonio, Wood or Iheanancho?

            Thanks.

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

              Antonio

            2. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Antonio or Nacho

            3. Baron Penguin (FKA Hadebayo…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Antonio

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

            would you rather:

            A) start Digne (mci)
            or
            B) do Maguire ➡ Tierney/Cresswell (-4)
            ..?

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

              Digne. Everton are decent away and City might start a weaker defence. Wouldn't be surprised if Digne got an assist.

            2. Sean
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              a

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

              B (Cresswell)

            4. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              A

          • Friday press conference times
            Legomané
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Friday Press conference times

            ARS - Arteta - 8.30am
            LEE - Bielsa - 9am
            NEW - Bruce - 9.30am
            AVL - Smith - 9.30am
            LIV- Klopp - 12.15pm
            TOT - Mason - 1pm
            WOL - Nuno - 1pm
            FUL - Parker - 1pm
            BHA - Potter - 1pm
            MUN - Solskjaer - 1pm
            CPL - Hodgson - 1:15pm
            CHE- Tuchel - 1.30pm
            EVE - Ancelotti - 1:30pm
            SHU - Heckingbottom - 1:30pm
            MCI - Pep - 1:30pm
            WHU - Moyes - 1:30pm
            SOU - Hasenhuttl - 1.30pm
            LEI - Rodgers - 1.30pm
            BUR - Dyche - 3pm

            https://twitter.com/ffscout/status/1395654671621103619

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

              Look out for Bielsa presser for Berra and Pablo news. Would be very key to who starts on Sunday tbh

          • 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 . Dont have funds.

            Martinez
            Azpilicueta Mee Dallas

            Son Salah Lingard Greenwood

            kane Banford DCL

            Sub. Guaita , WP, Shaw , Keane

            1. Baron Penguin (FKA Hadebayo…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 11 days ago

              DCL to Antonio?

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

                nice .ty

          • Baron Penguin (FKA Hadebayo…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 days ago

            I'm pretty set on a -4 to get Salah in and (c). This means I can't get both Antonio and Bamford. Also can't choose between Forster or Martinez. Thoughts?

            Martinez Forster
            Robbo TAA Dallas Digne Veltman
            Son Bruno Lingard Jota Raphinha
            Kane DCL Watkins

            1. Jota, DCL and Bruno to Salah, Antonio and Harrison (bench Digne, Veltman, Watkins)
            2. Jota, DCL and Bruno to Salah, Bamford and Torres/Willock/Mount (bench Digne, Veltman, Watkins)
            3. Some other genius move???