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  1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    A massive 8 comments on the previous article

  2. Deulofail
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    • 5 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Here's the dEUROfail League code

    34AGPQQP04

    Would be nice to use FFS names, but it's not required

    1. Make Arrows Green Again
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      • 4 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Thanks D, I'll join. Hope you're well

    2. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 hours ago

      Sweet Suppositories is in there

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

    Turkey 0-1 behind after 25 mins vs Azerbadjan
    😆

  4. Deulofail
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    • 5 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Not really sure what I'm voting for in fantasy players of the season. People aren't going to be searching for articles to find a definition. I'll choose my own reasons:

    Cancelo: My highest captaincy score
    Dallas: Only owned for 1GW. Wish I owned since GW1.
    Stones: Saved me plenty of dough on Dias and scored a brace

    Bruno: Expected him to be well worth the outlay from the start and proved me right
    Grealish: The most exciting mid-priced attacking player when he was fit
    Gundo: Safe City option. Saved a ton of money and kept scoring
    Soucek: Lived up to the hype, though I never owned him

    Bamford: Proved people wrong. Big points
    Kane: Reliable goal-scoring, for once
    Benteke: Not in the poll but provided 4 goals in 3 GWs when it mattered (when I owned him) based on nothing but hope

  5. Ibralicious
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Wanted to add that Ragaboly's season-end analysis is fantastic. Really does a great job outlining a detailed week-by-week analysis. Although it was great to see that one of my highest rank gains came in the final week (thanks to Mane), propelling me to the top 3k, I definitely will look to cut down on the -44 in hits and 272 points benched next season.

  6. AnytimeScorer
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    I was reluctant to play the Euro 2020 fantasy game, but I installed the digital panini Euro 2020 app (free to play) and that helped me learn more about some of the teams and players at the tournament and feeling a bit more knowledgeable about the Euro 2020 fantasy now.

    1. The Gambler.
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Whats it called? Do you mean the digital sticker album?

      1. AnytimeScorer
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Yeah, "Uefa Euro 2020 Panini Virtual Sticker Album"

  7. The Gambler.
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Are Uefa running 2 fantasy euro 2020 games?

    I used the same login to both sites and have different teams?

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      No.

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

    Anyone with more knowledge than more on the keeper situation in Spain and Portugal?

    First draft for European World Cup Fantasy:

    U. Simón
    Tierney - Rybus - Wijndal - Mæhle
    Eriksen - Torres - Zielinski
    Ronaldo - Depay - Immobile

    (A. Lopes, Cancelo, Llorente, Négo)

    1. Bank$y
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      • 3 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      I like the Torres and Rybus picks.

    2. Coys96
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Simon is safe but Lopes isn't.

      I don't like tierney, can't see Scotland keeping any CSs but the rest of the defence is nice

      Can't argue with the midfield

      Immobile seems a bit overpriced to me, I think there are better options

  9. Coaly
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    We need the Euro fixtures loaded in the fixture ticker

  10. enourouz
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    • 5 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Any thoughts on my draft below:

    Lukaku Arnautovic
    KDB Shaqiri Soucek Alaba
    Cancelo Meunier Coufal Lainer
    Schmeichel

    Patricio Dias Werner Kimmich

    I had Donnaruma, Florenzi and Bonucci in originally for Patricio, Dias, and Cancelo...but I have this feeling Turkey might sneak one in one Italy whereas Portugal typically come out in these tournaments to defend and will more than likely get the clean sheet against Hungary.

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Turkey are decent but I'm going with Spinazzola, has some attacking threat. Will know more in two weeks after friendlies but also have Berardi in midfield. Starting Hradecky, Patricia on bench with Ronaldo. Loads will change before the 11th.

      1. enourouz
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        • 5 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Isn’t spinazzola injured? That’s why I don’t have him in the draft.

        I want one of the Italy fullbacks. If he’s fit by June 11th then I’ll bring him in for florenzi.

        I guess also concerned about spinazzola competing with Emerson.

        Doesn’t seem like florenzi has much competition.

    2. Coys96
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Looks very good. Really don't like Werner though, and I think Jankto is the best Czech mid (and he's 0.5 cheaper than Soucek). Patricio is a little bit of a risk as Lopes has had a good share of minutes lately

      1. enourouz
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        • 5 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Yeah I think really want to move Werner out but there are no other options at that price point.

        Maybe seferovic?

        Soucek was prob the first name on my team sheet. He’s worth the extra .5 with his height. He’s always on headers. These international tournaments are always full of set piece goals.

    3. dunas_dog
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      • 6 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Very different to my draft but like it. Stronger defence than my draft. Any views on my draft welcome. Captain could move from Chiesa to Lukaku to Kane/Depay to F Torres to Dias/Felix.

      Donnarumma
      Coufal P Torres Kjaer Denayer
      F Torres Chiesa Jòźwiak
      Kane Lukaku Depay

      Hrdecky Dias Felix Nego

      1. enourouz
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        • 5 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        I like Ferran Torres. I want to bring in a Spanish player but not really sure who is secured on that starting 11 at the moment.

        I would think with Torres’ form he’s got to have cemented a place.

  11. Bank$y
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    • 3 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    There’s an argument to use Limitless on game two, given that in theory the big teams will all be looking to get 4 or 6 points in this game.

    Euro Super Duper league: 36SHDYT302

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      For me pick your team plus two FT for first two matchdays. Lineups prob be unpredictable in MD3 so use limitless then.

  12. Scratch
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Hey does anyone know of decent alternatives for Fantasy Euro 2020 to the official Uefa game?
    The prospect of basically having 3 wildcards in the official game make planning ahead almost meaningless... the only question is whether to play the wildcard in group stage or before the quarter finals

    1. Indpush
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Play it without using the two chips. Boring otherwise

      Sun Dream has a game

  13. Optimal Dead Team Squad
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    • 11 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    The Optimal Dead Team Squad is a theoretical 15-man FPL squad costing no more than 100.0m in GW1 that, with no transfers, wildcards, chips, captain changes or bench changes, would have scored the most FPL points during the season. Auto-subs and auto-promotions from vice-captain to captain are allowed though, so it is important to select the right bench players to fill in for the Gameweeks that players in the starting XI miss.

    This is the best squad that I have come up with for the 2020/21 season. It would have scored 2,520 points and finished in 3,882nd position at a cost of exactly 100.0m, despite only being able to field five players in BGW18 and only ten in Gameweeks 29 and 34.
    But perhaps someone out there will be able to produce a better one. If so, please let us know!

    Optimal Squad 2020-21

    Starting XI (3-4-3):

    Martinez (AVL, 4.5m) 186 in 35 Gameweeks (missing Gameweeks 1, 11 & 18)

    Dallas (LEE, 4.5m) 171 in 37 Gameweeks (missing Gameweek 18)
    Alexander-Arnold (LIV, 7.5m) 160 in 33 Gameweeks (missing Gameweeks 9-10, 18, 29 & 34)
    Cresswell (WHU, 5.0m) 153 in 35 Gameweeks (missing Gameweeks 18 & 32-33)

    Fernandes (MUN, 10.5m, Captain) 244*2 in 34 Gameweeks (missing Gameweeks 1, 29, 34 & 36)
    Salah (LIV, 12.0m) 231 in 34 Gameweeks (missing Gameweeks 9, 18, 29 & 34)
    Son (TOT, 9.0m) 228 in 35 Gameweeks (missing Gameweeks 16, 29 & 33)
    Harrison (LEE, 5.5m, Vice-captain)) 160+32 in 35 Gameweeks (missing Gameweeks 4, 18 & 31, auto promoted to captain in Gameweeks 1, 29, 34 & 36)

    Kane (TOT, 10.5m) 242 in 34 Gameweeks (missing Gameweeks 16, 21-22 & 33)
    Bamford (LEE, 5.5m) 194 in 37 Gameweeks (missing Gameweek 18)
    Watkins (AVL, 6.0m) 168 in 34 Gameweeks (missing Gameweeks 1, 11, 18 & 35)

    Bench:

    Guaita (CRY, 5.0m, Bench) 23 in 3 Gameweeks (auto sub in Gameweeks 1, 11 & 18)
    Soucek (WHU, 5.0m, Bench 1) 49 in 15 Gameweeks (auto sub in Gameweeks 1, 4, 9-11, 16, 21-22, 29 & 31-36)
    Coufal (WHU, 4.5m, Bench 2) 15 in 4 Gameweeks (auto sub in Gameweeks 9, 29 & 33-34)
    Dunk (BHA, 5.0m, Bench 3) 20 in 6 Gameweeks (auto sub in Gameweeks 1, 16, 18, 29 & 33-34)

    1. mixology
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      • 9 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Awesome, love these! Cheers for looking that up

    2. Major League Shocker
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      • 1 Year
      4 months, 1 day ago

      TAA + Coufal -> Stones + Chilwell?

      Stones got 5.8 points per match (128 total), with Chilwell covering well early in the season when Stones didn't play much.

      1. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
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        4 months, 1 day ago

        Good call - that's a big improvement, but I'm still checking by how much.

      2. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
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        4 months, 1 day ago

        In the starting XI, replace TAA with Stones:
        Stones (MCI, 5.0m) 128 in 21 Gameweeks (missing Gameweeks 1, 3-9, 13, 16, 21, 29-30 & 33-36)

        And the bench becomes:
        Guaita (CRY, 5.0m, Bench) 23 in 3 Gameweeks (auto sub in Gameweeks 1, 11 & 18)
        Chilwell (CHE, 5.5m, Bench 1) 82 in 13 Gameweeks (auto sub in Gameweeks 4-9, 11, 13, 16, 31 & 33-35)
        Soucek (WHU, 5.0m, Bench 2) 41 in 13 Gameweeks (auto sub in Gameweeks 1, 3-4, 9, 16, 21-22, 29 & 32-36)
        Dunk (BHA, 5.0m, Bench 3) 26 in 7 Gameweeks (auto sub in Gameweeks 1, 16, 18, 21, 29 & 33-34)

        Those changes increase the total to 2,553 points (1,118th) and also reduce the cost to 98.5m.
        Now to look for the best way to spend the spare 1.5m!

        1. Major League Shocker
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          • 1 Year
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Nice!

          I suspect to capture more points from City's large number of DGWs, Soucek -> Gundogan and start him in a 3-5-2 (demote Watkins to bench) might produce additional improvement. Gundogan produces a lot of points per match (5.6) when he plays, but conveniently steps aside for Watkins' GW4 hat trick.

          1. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
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            4 months, 1 day ago

            I'm currently looking at upgrading Soucek to Pereira, as he would be better at Bench 2 than Gundogan, and possibly upgrading Dunk too.
            I could also look at promoting a 5th mid to the starting eleven and dropping Watkins to the bench, as you suggest.

            1. Major League Shocker
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              • 1 Year
              4 months, 1 day ago

              If Gundo starts (157 points) and Watkins is first sub, Watkins can come off the bench for him in GW 2-4, 9, 12, 16, 28-30, 33, 34, and 38 with 58 points. He can also come on for Bruno in 36, Harrison in 31, and Kane in 21-22 for 21 more points. Deduct 2 points for Chilwell not coming on in 31 if this happens, but also add 2 in GW9 as Dunk would then come on (all three subs would be used for Gundogan/Stones/Salah). If I did it right, that's 157+79 replacing 168+41 for a gain of 27 points.

              Will be interested to see if your Pereira version does better.

              Use any additional money to upgrade Dunk. (He would have to come in with -2 in GW3 in the previous version, as Soucek (MID) cannot sub on for Stones (DEF)).

              1. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
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                • 11 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                I'll have to check your point the effects of mids not being allowed to sub for defenders if the resulting formations would then be invalid. Might slightly reduce the scores I've been claiming.

                1. Major League Shocker
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                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Great! This 3-5-2 then should produce 2,578 points after also accounting for the -2 that Dunk subs on with in GW3. Also leaves a full 1m for a Dunk upgrade. Outfield bench is:

                  Watkins sub 1: 79 points in 16 GW (sub on in 2-4, 9, 12, 16, 21-22, 28-31, 33, 34, 36, 38).
                  Chilwell sub 2: 80 points in 12 GW (sub on in 4-9, 11, 13, 16, 33-35).
                  Dunk sub 3: 26 points in 9 GW (sub on in 1, 3, 9, 16, 18, 21, 29, 33, 34).

                  Dunk -> Digne then gives an additional 19 points (Digne has 45 points in those same 9 GW). There might be a better option.

                  1. Major League Shocker
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                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 1 day ago

                    Also, sub 3 would come on with 1 additional point in GW30 for Stones with Chilwell not playing.

                  2. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
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                    • 11 Years
                    4 months, 1 day ago

                    According to my calculations, your suggested squad now scores 2,620 points and would have finished 36th, for a cost of exactly 100.0m, despite being four players short in GW29, three short in GW18, two short in Gameweeks 1, 16 and 33 and one short in Gameweek 36.

                    Starting XI (3-5-2):
                    Martinez (AVL, 4.5m) 186 in 35 Gameweeks (missing Gameweeks 1, 11 & 18)

                    Dallas (LEE, 4.5m) 171 in 37 Gameweeks (missing Gameweek 18)
                    Cresswell (WHU, 5.0m) 153 in 35 Gameweeks (missing Gameweeks 18 & 32-33)
                    Stones (MCI, 5.0m) 128 in 21 Gameweeks (missing Gameweeks 1, 3-9, 13, 16, 21, 29-30 & 33-36)

                    Fernandes (MUN, 10.5m, Captain) 244*2 in 34 Gameweeks (missing Gameweeks 1, 29, 34 & 36)
                    Salah (LIV, 12.0m) 231 in 34 Gameweeks (missing Gameweeks 9, 18, 29 & 34)
                    Son (TOT, 9.0m) 228 in 35 Gameweeks (missing Gameweeks 16, 29 & 33)
                    Harrison (LEE, 5.5m, Vice-captain) 160+32 in 35 Gameweeks (missing Gameweeks 4, 18 & 31, auto promoted to captain in Gameweeks 1, 29, 34 & 36)
                    Gundogan (MCI, 5.5m) 157 in 25 Gameweeks (missing Gameweeks 1-4, 9, 12, 16, 28-30, 33-34 & 38)

                    Kane (TOT, 10.5m) 242 in 34 Gameweeks (missing Gameweeks 16, 21-22 & 33)
                    Bamford (LEE, 5.5m) 194 in 37 Gameweeks (missing Gameweek 18)

                    Bench:
                    Guaita (CRY, 5.0m, Bench) 23 in 3 Gameweeks (auto sub in Gameweeks 1, 11 & 18)
                    Watkins (AVL, 6.0m, Bench 1) 83 in 15 Gameweeks (auto sub in Gameweeks 2-4, 9, 12, 16, 20-22, 28-31 & 33-34)
                    Chilwell (CHE, 5.5m, Bench 2) 88 in 13 Gameweeks (auto sub in Gameweeks 4-9, 12-13, 16, 33-35 & 38)
                    Digne (EVE, 6.0m, Bench 3) 56 in 13 Gameweeks (auto sub in Gameweeks 1, 3-4, 9, 18, 21-22, 28, 30, 32-34 & 36)

                    1. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
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                      *It would have scored 2,605 points and finished in 90th position at a cost of exactly 100.0m, despite being four players short in GW29, three short in GW18, and two short in Gameweeks 1, 16 and 33.

                      *Watkins (AVL, 6.0m, Bench 1) 84 in 14 Gameweeks (auto sub in Gameweeks 2-4, 9, 12, 16, 21-22, 28-31, 33-34, 36 & 38)
                      *Chilwell (CHE, 5.5m, Bench 2) 78 in 11 Gameweeks (auto sub in Gameweeks 4-9, 13, 16 & 33-35)
                      *Digne (EVE, 6.0m, Bench 3) 50 in 11 Gameweeks (auto sub in Gameweeks 1, 3-4, 9, 18, 21, 30, 32-34 & 36)

                      1. Major League Shocker
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                        • 1 Year
                        4 months, 1 day ago

                        Amazing work!

                      2. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
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                        • 11 Years
                        4 months, 23 hours ago

                        Thankyou.
                        Interesting that only 4 of the players cost more than 6.0m in GW1, and that the bench players are more expensive than some of the starting eleven!
                        Also that the only team with 3 players in the squad (including the vice Captain) is the newly-promoted Leeds.

                  3. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
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                    • 11 Years
                    4 months, 1 day ago

                    I removed the original version of my comment about your suggested squad scoring 2,620 points according to my calculations and replaced it with a corrected version (the original one incorrectly had Gundogan down as a MUN player).
                    I think your latest reply must have been to the version I removed, because it doesn't appear below.

                    1. Major League Shocker
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                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 1 day ago

                      Yeah, the main points were:

                      I think Watkins should sub on in 36 for Bruno and 38 for Gundogan (instead of 2nd sub Chilwell in 38), but should not sub on in 20.

                      Chilwell should not sub on in 12 (Watkins replaces Gundogan and everyone else starts, so no 2nd sub is needed).

                      Digne should not sub on in 22 or 28 (Watkins replaces Kane in 22 and Gundogan in 28, and no other sub is needed).

                      1. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
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                        4 months, 1 day ago

                        Your reply is completely correct.
                        The score is now 2,605th, which would be good enough to finish 90th overall.

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Now price them for next season:

      Martinez - 5.5

      Dallas - 6.0 (mid)
      TAA - 7.0***
      Cresswell - 6.0

      Fernandes - 12.0***
      Salah - 12.0***
      Son - 10.5
      Harrison - 7.0

      Kane - 12.0***
      Bamford - 8.0
      Watkins - 7.5

      (Guaita - 5.0, Soucek - 6.5, Coufal - 5.5, Dunk - 5.0)

      ***Will be in every FFS Poster’s team GW1***

    4. Triggy
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      • 11 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      I love these. I'm initially surprised that a good dead team is so far away from the winner's score but upon thinking about it there are lots of factors such as much higher rates of scoring, multiple large blank gameweeks and enough time to plan for most of the blank/double gameweeks.

      With a few further iterations it will be interesting to see how close to the winner's score we can get. Usually there are dead team combinations that would win and I can only think there has been one year in the last ten where there hasn't been an option that would win.

      1. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
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        4 months, 1 day ago

        I think the unusually large number of blank gameweeks and the increased amount of rotation at Man City and elsewhere have both made it very difficult for dead teams this season.
        We usually get much closer to the Champion's score even in the earliest iterations.
        It has been a high-scoring season for normal teams, and difficult for dead teams to match them.

      2. Wild Rover
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Don't forget the dead team doesn't play any chips. They alone could make up the difference.

      • 7 Years
      4 months, 23 hours ago

      Jesus lads you're well behind

      Martinez
      Stones, Dallas, Cresswell
      Bruno C, Salah VC, Son, Gundo
      Kane, Bamford, DCL

      Gautia, Chilwell, Bellerin, Harrison

      100m

      2659, or 2679 with TC in gameweek 1.

      1. potatoace
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        • 10 Years
        4 months, 23 hours ago

        Where's your name gone
        How do you do that.

      2. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
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        4 months, 22 hours ago

        Thanks, Balders. We can usually rely on you to provide the definitive answer!
        Our rules don't allow Triple Captain though, not even in GW1.
        2659 points would have finished 4th, 21 points behind the Champion.

    5. alfoir
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      • 9 Years
      4 months, 14 hours ago

      How about captain Kane with Bruno on vice?

      Kane 242x2 = 484, so four less than Bruno on captain

      He misses GW 16, 21-22 and 33. Bruno scored 6, 3, 17 (9-0!) and 3 on those GWs, so 29x2 = 58, 26pts better off that Harrison vice so a net gain of 22pts.

      FYI Salah would work equally well on vice with 2, 15, 3 and 9 in Kane’s blanks, so also 29x2.

      1. Major League Shocker
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        4 months, 10 hours ago

        You only gain 29 points, not 29x2. The first 29 points he gets prior to becoming captain are already counted, so you only get 29 additional from him being promoted to captain.

      2. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
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        Harrison as Vice Captain only works with Bruno as Captain.
        Bruno misses Gameweeks 1, 29, 34 and 36, and Harrison scored 7+7+2+16=32 in those Gameweeks, the highest score in those Gameweeks from players in my original starting eleven.
        That's just 32 addditional captaincy points, not 32*2.

        However, Balders has found a higher-scoring squad which has Harrison on the bench instead of in the starting eleven, so he awards the Vice Captaincy to Salah instead.
        With Bruno as Captain, Salah scored 20+0+0+10=30 in those Gameweeks.

        Kane misses Gameweeks 16, 21, 22 and 33, and Bruno scored 6+3+17+3=29 in those Gameweeks.

        Bruno captain with Harrison vice captain gains 244+32=276 additional captain points.
        Bruno captain with Salah vice captain gains 244+30=274 additional captain points.
        Kane captain with Bruno vice captain gains 242+29=271 additional captain points.

      3. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
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        Correction: Bruno also missed Gameweek 38, when Harrison scored 5 and Salah scored 6.
        So Bruno captain with Harrison vice-captain gains 281 additional captain points,
        and Bruno captain with Salah vice-captain gains 280 additional captain points.

    6. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
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      So the best theoretical dead team squad we know of is the one reported by Balders, which would have scored 2,659 points and finished 4th at a cost of exactly 100.0m despite being five players short in GW29, four short in GW18, three short in GW33, two short in GW16 and one short in Gameweeks 1, 30, 34 and 36.
      Is this the absolute theoretical best, or might it still be possible to improve it further?

      He also pointed out that this would increase to 2,679 points, only one point behind FPL Champion Michael Coone, if the Triple Captain chip was played in Gameweek 1; but should a dead team be allowed to play a Triple Captain or Bench Boost chip in Gameweek 1 or is that cheating?

      His squad breaks down as follows:

      Starting XI (3-4-3):

      Martinez (AVL, 4.5m) 186 in 35 Gameweeks (missing Gameweeks 1, 11 & 18)

      Dallas (LEE, 4.5m) 171 in 37 Gameweeks (missing Gameweek 18)
      Cresswell (WHU, 5.0m) 153 in 35 Gameweeks (missing Gameweeks 18 & 32-33)
      Stones (MCI, 5.0m) 128 in 21 Gameweeks (missing Gameweeks 1, 3-9, 13, 16, 21, 29-30 & 33-36)

      Fernandes (MUN, 10.5m, Captain) 244*2 in 33 Gameweeks (missing Gameweeks 1, 29, 34, 36 & 38)
      Salah (LIV, 12.0m, Vice Captain) 231+36 in 34 Gameweeks (missing Gameweeks 9, 18, 29 & 34, auto promoted to captain in Gameweeks 1, 29, 34, 36 & 38)
      Son (TOT, 9.0m) 228 in 35 Gameweeks (missing Gameweeks 16, 29 & 33)
      Gundogan (MCI, 5.5m) 157 in 25 Gameweeks (missing Gameweeks 1-4, 9, 12, 16, 28-30, 33-34 & 38)

      Kane (TOT, 10.5m) 242 in 34 Gameweeks (missing Gameweeks 16, 21-22 & 33)
      Bamford (LEE, 5.5m) 194 in 37 Gameweeks (missing Gameweek 18)
      Calvert-Lewin (EVE, 7.0m) 165 in 31 Gameweeks (missing Gameweeks 16, 18-19, 24, 29 and 31-32)

      Bench:

      Guaita (CRY, 5.0m, Bench) 23 in 3 Gameweeks (auto sub in Gameweeks 1, 11 & 18)
      Chilwell (CHE, 5.5m, Bench 1) 103 in 16 Gameweeks (auto sub in Gameweeks 4-9, 12-13, 16, 19, 28, 31, 33-35 & 38)
      Bellerin (ARS, 5.0m, Bench 2) 69 in 12 Gameweeks (auto sub in Gameweeks 1-4, 9, 16, 18, 21-22, 24, 32 & 34)
      Harrison (LEE, 5.5m, Bench 3) 85 in 12 Gameweeks (auto sub in Gameweeks 1, 3, 9, 16, 21, 29-30, 32-34, 36 & 38)

      1. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
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        * Salah is actually only auto-promoted to captain in Gameweeks 1, 36 and 38, since he didn't play in Gameweeks 29 and 34 - but he still accumulated 36 points in those three Gameweeks!

    7. sergeblanco
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      3 months, 29 days ago

      I like looking at “cheat codes” for cheapies:

      GW1 start with Mitchell + Kilman
      GW 15 Kilman to Struijk
      GW 30 Mitchell to Phillips
      GW 36 Struijk to Mitchell
      = 151 points
      3 transfers all season

      GW1 start with Anguissa + Bissouma
      GW6 Bissouma to Riedewald
      GW 15 Anguissa to Smith Rowe
      GW 27 Riedewald to Lemina
      GW 34 Lemina to Elneny
      Total points = 165
      4 transfers

      1. sergeblanco
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Now you’d have to pick the right one each week obviously so it’s very flawed just an interesting thought experiment

        1. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
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          • 11 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Interesting, but a team that makes even a few transfers after GW1 is definitely not a dead team for the whole season.
          It could be argued though that a team that plays a chip before the GW1 deadline but makes no changes thereafter might still be a dead team.

          In real life and without hindsight, including a few cheapies and then making a small number of transfers to change them might well be a good strategy, but that is a different challenge. None of the players you mentioned made the ideal dead team squad.

          Salah is usually a safe bet, but forecasting before GW1 who else will be in the ideal dead team squad for the entire season is virtually impossible. Salah was the only player to appear in both the 2019/20 and 2020/21 dead team squads.
          Salah, Alexander-Arnold and Jimenez were the only ones to appear in two of the last three, and Salah is the only one to appear in three of the last four.

          1. sergeblanco
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Of course yeah, I wasn't suggesting they could/would be in a good dead team.

            Mine's a different type of challenge but a fun thought experiment all the same ... seeing theoretically how 4.0 defenders or 4.5 midfuelders could play out if you had the cheat code beforehand with minimal transfers.

            1. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
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              • 11 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Indeed. If we had extracts from the almanack that only showed the scores each Gameweek for defenders and midfielders who had started the season at 4.0m and 4.5m respectively...
              But these might still not necessarily be the best players to use our precious free transfers on if we have other fires to put out or other more expensive players that we want to bring in.
              Could be useful for Wildcards and Free Hits though!

              1. sergeblanco
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                haha yeah sure if only if only ... I think I just have a niche interest in 4.0 defenders so I'm always looking to see their worth ... it felt like there were a few years where there were absolutely none worth considering then you get AWB and Lundstram shaking up the system and you start to wonder what's possible!

                I remember once calculating that if I'd picked the "correct" captain available in my team across the 38 GWs that I'd've actually won the thing that year ... numbers are fun 🙂

                Out of interest, is there a site that shows us the actual highest ranked dead team this year?

                1. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
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                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  https://twitter.com/FPLStatistics says that the highest ranked dead team this season was not even in the top million!
                  In 2019/20 the highest ranked dead team finished 29,438th with 2,252 points (https://www.reddit.com/r/FantasyPL/comments/hxr4fg/highest_ranked_deadzombie_team_revealed_beating/?utm_source=BD&utm_medium=Search&utm_name=Bing&utm_content=PSR1).

    8. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      As someone who has already decided to just watch the Euros and not have any "fantasy" involvement, I feel Redlightning's look at the dead team numbers on another thread and things like the above have been the highlight of the off-season for me. Would be great if they could be put together in one place as a review of the season (and I don't mean in the "Community Articles" ghetto).

      In short, thanks RL. Lovely stuff.

      Can you work out next season's best dead team?

      1. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
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        3 months, 28 days ago

        This was actually a reply to my other Hot Topic (No home advantage to the average team in 2020/21), but thanks anyway!

      • 7 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Someone's been playing with bench order and we've cracked OR1 with TC in gameweek 1.

      Martinez
      Stones, Chilwell, Cresswell, Dallas
      Bruno C, Salah VC, Son, Gundo
      Kane, Bamford

      Guaita, DCL, Bellerin, Harrison

      2660, 2680 with TC in gameweek 1, OR 1 by fewer transfers used.

      And a chip in gameweek 1 in my opinion is absolutely within the rules of dead team challenge because it is set before the first deadline. In-season the team is as dead as any other dead team.

      1. Baines on Toast...
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        • 11 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        442! Bellerin! Brilliant.

      2. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
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        3 months, 28 days ago

        Thanks, Balders.

        So just swapping Chilwell and DCL between the starting eleven and Bench 1 gains the extra point.

        Chilwell (CHE, 5.5m) 139 in 25 Gameweeks (missing Gameweeks 1-3, 18, 21-22, 24-25, 27, 29-30, 32 & 36)
        Calvert-Lewin (EVE, 7.0m, Bench 1) 130 in 22 Gameweeks (auto sub in Gameweeks 1-9, 12-13, 21-22, 25, 27-28, 30, 33-36 & 38)

        (4-4-2), 2,660 points (4th) with no chips
        But 2,680 with TC in GW1, level on points with FPL Champion Michael Coone and winning on fewer transfers

      3. Pasqualinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Camzy was right, then. Picking a Man Utd player in GW1 was the way to go after all.

  14. Sleepless in Settle FPL
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Is Insigne starting for Italy?

  15. Jafalad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    I thought I would reflect on the 2020-21 PL season.

    Team of the Year: Leeds United
    Player of the Year: Stuart Dallas.
    Manager of the Year: Marcelo Bielsa
    Goal of the Year: Leeds' third goal at Burnley
    Young Player of the Year: Illan Meslier
    Most Exciting Team of the Year: Leeds United
    Ran the most k's: Leeds United
    Team Most Likely to Win the League next year: LUFC.

    🙂

    1. Bielsa Murderball
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Goal of the year would be the 2nd goal winner against Man City with 10 men in the 91st minute 😉

      1. Jafalad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        That was actually "Shock of the Year." 🙂

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Best lemonade in Australia in the 1970s: Leeds Lemonade

    3. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
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      • 12 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Nice one Jafaleed

  16. VIVA_RONALDO
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    • 5 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Anybody here got tickets for any of the EURO games? Does anybody know a place where people with tickets but unable to go are selling?

  17. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Easy to say in hindsight but I was thinking it when I saw the lineup tbf - starting Rashford was Ole’s biggest mistake

    Not just because of his sketchy form - but it would also have gotten Pogba further up on the left (where he can do less damage to Utd from losing possession - he did so again in the run up to Villareal’s goal - and allow him do more damage to the opposition)...Fred or Matic could easily have slotted in alongside McTominay from the start

    And most importantly - that starting XI really left his back to the wall substitutions-wise... Rashford is an insanely good penalty taker (remember PSG) so he was never going to take him off in normal time - springing him from the bench, and against tired(er) legs would have made soooo much more sense

    The “subbing DDG for Henderson” thing never dawned on me tbf, but looking back now it would actually have been very justified with DDG’s ridiculous penalty record

    Longer term - DDG has to go imo (been saying this for a couple of years now) - and Henderson is nowhere near good enough either, being a good shot stopper, and being a great GK can be very mutually exclusive - a new GK definitely required - Donnarumma is available for free too apparently, how convenient is that....

    Also think it’s time to end Pogba’s stint at OT - sort his contract then sell - he just doesn’t fit in central midfield, and Rashford has to be the future at LWF/Greenwood at RWF/Maybe one of them at CF if they ever make the step up towards that position

    Lingard, DDG, Henderson & Pogba would have serious transfer value between them - easily 100m+, (maybe 150m+) - Martial could go as well tbh, another guy who could net 40-50m+ with the right move

    Plenty of talent out there to fill in those vacancies too - Rice & Ings would be super additions... then just those glaring holes at centreback & centrforward to fill...

    Anyways, four dollars a pound

    1. Ben White saved my life
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      United are in a bind imo as too many players are lacking hunger and/or not good enough plus Ole has not great credentials as a manager. He didn't earn the appointment. Not an easy fix as top players will be hesitant to join them.

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        It's all relative though

        "United are in a bind" relative to who for example?

        I actually think they're in a pretty strong position from a transfer perspective if they do things right - they have a good mix of (a) the players they need to get rid of having high market resale values, and (b) the players they need to keep/build around being primarily homegrown/youth prospects/talismanic personalities

        (Greenwood, Rashford, McTominay already established, Williams coming through, Shaw/AWB/Maguire not foreign mercenaries, Bruno/Cavani talisman, Diallo, Hannibal, Elanga coming through etc etc)

        They need a big transfer window for sure, but so does every club, no one that matters will stand still

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Sign: Godfrey, Rice, Sancho
      Sell: Pogba, Lingard, Bailly, Dalot
      Release: Jones, Mata, Pereira
      Loan out: Diallo

      Henderson
      AWB Godfrey Maguire Shaw
      Rice McTominay
      Sancho Fernandes Rashford
      Cavani

      De Gea
      Williams Lindelof Tuanzebe Telles
      Matic Fred
      James VDB Martial
      Greenwood

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Think both GK's have to go as well unfortunately, it won't be good for the dressing room having either of them play second fiddle, and neither are good enough to fill the boots of Schmeichel / VDS etc - that's the level of GK you need at OT

        Centre back is very important though, first time I've seen Godfrey linked with a big move but suppose he's been quite solid for Everton... Wouldn't be rushing to sell Bailly either, prefer him to Lindelof & think both would be great 3rd & 4th choice centre backs if they could just get that world class 1st centre back to partner Maguire (who himself is so limited in a back 4 - unless he's playing in a back 3 with 2x DMs in front of him he's always going to be a weak link for pace & mobility /turning) but he ain't going anywhere after the money that was paid for him unfort

        De Ligt has struggled at Juve (along with most of that Ajax team since they left - VDB, Ziyech etc) of they could pride him away he could be a world beater in time

    3. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Ole tries to be too clever tactically and does not use what has worked before in the most important games

  18. Blue&White85
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    I think my strategy will be to build a team attacking week 1, use the limitless chip in week 2 then wildcard in week 3.

    Reasoning:
    1. The limitless chip is best used at a time where there is likely to be higher scoring. I’d expect this in the group phase with weaker teams are still in tournament.

    2. In the 3rd group fixture a chip will be required with many teams qualified and likely to rotate heavily.

    3. I think wildcard be better for group match 3 as fewer big hitters will play so if you used limitless chip you couldn’t maximise value of having unlimited high value players.

    4. I also think the limitless shouldn’t be used at a time where there is so much doubt about what the line ups will be so group match 2 looks best.

    5. In the round of 16 you have unlimited transfers to plan for remaining knockout stages. Unless there are a lot of shocks, the transfers allowed in QF (3), SF (3), Final (5) should be sufficient to field a minimum of 11 players and hopefully more.

    6. In knockout rounds, you have a budget of 105.0 instead of 100.0 in group. Thus, limitless slightly less valuable in knockout compared with group.

    Thoughts?

    1. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      * Correction to point 5: SF (5).

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Agree with all except number 4 and somewhat 5.

      4. Limitless can definitely be useful in MD3 for those planning to save WC for knockouts. Target the teams that have something to play for and they will likely be safe from rotation

      5. 8 teams will be knocked out in QF. Assuming half your team will be knocked out (7-8 players) you only have 3 FTs to replace them. Think WC can be really useful here

      1. Blue&White85
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        I think on 4 limitless definitely has value in 3 but think it’s potentially more useful in 2 just because I think in 3 most if the bigger teams will be qualified.

        1. Blue&White85
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          On 5 we’ll undoubtedly lose players each round but I was be shocked if I lost as many as 8 players in a round. There’s potential for maybe a hit but I can’t see a scenario where after transfers I can’t get out at least 11 or 12 players.

      2. Nellybc
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        I am not sure you will lose that many players. If you make safe and solid picks for the last 16 you shouldn't lose that many. Unless you were tripled up on a couple of teams that got shocked.

    3. Nellybc
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      1 - Makes sense.
      2 - GW3 does prove tricky with possible heavy rotation
      3 - Yes
      4 - I like the idea of limitless for gw2
      5 - I am yet to see much persuasion for saving WC - If you make safe picks with your unlimited for round of 16 you should be fine.
      6 - Noted

  19. Axel5000
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Has anyone on here got a team on 'Trophy Manager'? Season 68 is starting in a week or two, and although I've had an average mid table finish in league 2, it defo fills the void whilst fantasy is on hold. Auction-style transfers, club infrastructure/stadium building, 3x 9pm fixtures every week - it's a bit budget but it's a good crack.