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The UEFA Champions League is back tonight – and by the end of the group stage, you could be €50k richer!

Fantasy managers can put their European football knowledge to the test in FanTeam’s €250K Champions League Group Stage game, which comes with a guaranteed first prize of €50,000.

And not only that, we’ve got an offer for new and existing FanTeam customers whereby you can get your Fantasy Football Scout Premium Membership for free!

As the name of the game suggests, there is a total of €250,000 in the kitty, with the top 1,250 managers walking away with cash prizes.

With a maximum of 15,060 entries permitted and, at the time of writing, only around 8,000 teams currently entered, the odds are favourable for those who know their Sheriff Tiraspols from their Shakhtars.

Entries cost just €20 (£16.80), a sum that many of us will have readily forked out in our Fantasy Premier League mini-leagues in the past.

Up to 100 teams per user are allowed, too.

Even better: the game rules and scoring system are very similar to FPL, so skills are easily transferred from one game to the other.

So if you’ve ever wanted to own both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in your Fantasy side – now you can!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO FANTEAM’S €250K CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FANTASY GAME AND GET FREE SCOUT MEMBERSHIP

JOSH’S UCL TEAM SELECTION

Josh Wooldridge, the winner of last season’s €250,000 first-place prize in FanTeam’s season-long Premier League game, has been chatting with Az over on our YouTube channel.

They have been discussing team selection for FanTeam’s Champions League Fantasy game, which you can view above.

HOW TO PLAY: A BRIEF GUIDE

  • Slightly from FPL, FanTeam Champions League managers build a team of 11 players that includes at least one goalkeeper, three defenders, two midfielders and one forward.
  • Safety Net feature: If your player doesn’t start, he will be replaced by a starting teammate in the same position whose value closely matches the original selection (descending prices only).
  • A maximum of three players from a single Champions League club can be picked, with the budget for the initial squad set at 100.0m.
  • A captain is chosen to earn double points, with a nominated vice-captain scoring double if the captain doesn’t play.
  • Two free transfers are allowed every Gameweek, with each additional transfer costing minus four points. Managers can roll a maximum of two Gameweek transfers forward but can never have more than four free transfers in their locker.

With only the group stage covered in FanTeam‘s game, there is no need to worry about long-term planning for the knockout rounds, price changes or chip strategy: it’s simply a six-Gameweek tournament, which runs from mid-September to early December.

For a rule breakdown of the rules, see the above image.

SCORING SYSTEM

Seasoned FPL managers, or those playing FanTeam’s €1m season-long Premier League game, should have no problem in adjusting to the €250K Champions League Group Stage game.

The familiar scoring system is shown above, with the minor differences outlined below.

KEY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN FANTEAM AND FPL
  • There is no Bonus Points System, which is replaced by plus/minus points (+0.3/-0.3) if a team is winning/losing during the period a player is on the pitch.
  • Goalkeepers get 0.5 points for every save made, unlike the one point awarded in FPL for increments of three stops.
  • Committing a foul that leads to a free-kick goal or converted penalty is penalised by minus two points.
  • Midfielders and forwards get an extra point for completing the full match.
  • Each shot on target is rewarded (+0.4 for forwards/midfielders, +0.6 for defenders, +1.0 for goalkeepers).

ENTER YOUR TEAM AHEAD OF THE GAMEWEEK 1 DEADLINE


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984 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Baps hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    What are Reguilon owners doing? With Antonio injury I have to start him this week. I am not expecting more than max one pt vs Che.

    1. The Sociologist
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Shipped last week on WC. Would still ship this week - probs for James/Semedo

    2. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Spurs’ last performance coupled with their injury woes in DF would make me lean towards selling him - but only if I had a transfer going spare.

      If other priorities, just keep him & hope for a cheeky assist or smth.

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        The issue for me is that the way I am playing this game, it looks likely that I would be only delaying that hit. Reece James is more likely to get that assist and CS now, so considering to bite the bullet now. At least it has some upside if I am lucky.

    3. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      he stays 1 week but benched then >rudiger/james

    4. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      This week might be decent time to cash that 0.1 sv and get Reece James or City def in? Hate to take a hit for the transfer, but I might earn it back immediately. Having him and Lukaku already saves also probably WC come gw7.

    5. Joey Tribbiani
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Probably keep long term since transfers needed up top.

    6. jayzico
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Shipped him for James. Keeping Tony. Even if he does drop 0.4 over next 2 weeks. There's no one better at that price point, and I've Allan/Livra covering in his absence

  2. thegaffer82
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    I’m done with early transfers, it’s done me over twice now. The latest problem is I already took a -4 to bring in Ronaldo, and now I find out DCL has a broken toe.

    Would you do a -8 for DCL > Jimi/Bamford or would you just hit the WC button? (I already have a draft I’m very happy with ready to go)

    1. The Sociologist
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Who’s first sub this week?

    2. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I would Wc.

    3. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I already have Antonio as well so it would be Ayling coming in for Tony & Sissoko for DCL

    4. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      one of the big advantages of having a WC is you can do early transfers with a get out of jail card - if you get burnt WCing isn't a problem - just judge it on your team rather than the -8. If you're taking a -8 and you've still got a few questionable players then it's WC time

      1. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        This is what I'd say. If your team is fine otherwise then take the hit, if not and you still have pressing issues then go for it.

        1. thegaffer82
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Sound advice. I’d be making 6 changes on top of the -4 I’ve already taken, so yeah, I think it’s worth it just about

    5. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Bamford was talking about his hammy...

    6. The Son-dance Kid
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I'm in the same position as you and hit the WC just then. Ended up making 6/7 changes in total.

  3. Little Red Lacazette
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    I see many WC drafts with James. Is he a better option than Rudiger?

    1. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I think so yes. More of a rotation risk, but also more chance of attacking returns.
      It’s risky, but I’d go for him on WC over Rudi for sure

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        cheers

  4. GW4 Mini-League Leaders
    RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    1Mini-League Leaders, Gameweek 4.

    This is a report on the leaders of various Fantasy Football Scout FPL mini-leagues and community competitions after Gameweek 4, when many Wildcards were played and CR7 and Lukaku both brought much joy to their new owners.

    ** FFSCOUT OPEN FPL LEAGUE

    The Fantasy Football Scout mini-league ( https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/68048/standings/c, league code gsnskx) is open to all. The new leader is Ryan Quinn, despite slipping to 21st overall. He has already played his Bench Boost, Triple Captain and First Wildcard.

    ** FFSCOUT COMMUNITY MEMBERS LEAGUE

    The Fantasy Football Scout Members mini-league (fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/361/standings/c) is also open to all, and the league code is visible in the widget on the FFS Home Page when signed in, but only those with a registered FFS account (paid or free) will be eligible for prizes. The new leader is Shifat H.Shurid, who has risen to 10th overall after his Wildcard returned 90 points. He has not used any other chips.

    Prince Ugochukwu was the winner of the August monthly prize (an Amazon voucher) with 303 points in Gameweeks 1 to 3 and should email geoff@fantasyfootballscout.co.uk to claim it.

    ** HEAD-TO-HEAD LEAGUES

    The early-season problems with MIR’s FFS Head-to-Head Leagues have now been fixed (See Community Article http://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2021/09/13/ffscout-head-to-head-leagues-2021-22-are-live/).
    The Head-to-Head Leagues option in the drop-down menu under the Community tab at the top of the FFS Home Page explains how to find your League and Division as well as your Fixtures and Results for each Gameweek. It also contains tables of each Division’s Total Points and Match Scores for the current Gameweek, all of which are updated every night. The Total Points tables can also be seen at the bottom of the right hand column on the FFS Home Page.

    The current leader in League 1 is Dylan Penhallurick with 10 points. Dylan has had four top 6k finishes and is 73rd in the FFS Live Hall of Fame.
    Four teams in League 2 (one of them belonging to MIR himself), five in League 3, ten in League 4, 28 in League 5, 49 in League 6, 80 in League 7, 205 in League 8 and 292 in League 9 are all on 12 points after four straight wins.

    ** LAST MAN STANDING

    See http://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2021/07/24/the-last-man-standing-competition-2021-2022/ for details of TorresMagic’s Last Man Standing competition (fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/26234/standings/c, league code 6dcode).
    The highest scorer in Gameweek 4 was Jack Ryan, who wildcarded for 97 points.
    The safety score was 49, with 159 teams being removed and 2,576 going through to Gameweek 5 of the competition. It remains open till Gameweek 22, but new entrants must pass all the previous safety scores (Home - torresmagiclms.simplesite.com) to qualify.

    ** STRIKERS KEEPERS, LOSERS WEEPERS

    See Community Tournament Strikers Keepers, Losers Weepers Build up to the MVP Draft for the latest on this FFS Community team tournament organised by Boris Bodega and Greyhead. The results of the MVP draft will be announced on FPL Blackbox on Wednesday.

    ** TOPS AND VETS

    Dirty Dave is the new leader of my Top 10k Any Season mini-league (fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/1378/standings/c, league code kgmryk) and has risen to 145th overall after his Wildcard returned 87 points. He has had one top 10k finish - 8,557th back in 2013/14.

    Luke Willgoose is the new leader in my Multiple Top 10k Finishes mini-league (fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/1386/standings/c, league code 03t1fd), which is for teams with two or more top 10,000 finishes. He finished 746th in 2012/13 and has also had three more top 10k finishes. He is currently 1,548th overall after wildcarding for 77 points.

    Luke is also the new leader in PDM’s Top 1k ANY season mini-league (fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/10031/standings/c, league code 01ef8y).

    Martin Gupta is the new leader in Jed Alexander’s Top 100 Any Season mini-league (fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/194472/standings/c, league code pztxjt) and has risen to 9,610th overall without using his wildcard or any other chips. Between 2011/12 and 2014/15 he had three top thousand finishes in four seasons (46th, 307th and 212th), followed by a fourth top 10k finish in 2016/17.

    2009/10 FPL champion Jon Reeson (Westfield Irons) leads Simon March’s FPL Champions League (fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/2594/standings/c) for a fourth week.

    Emil Gustafsson is the new leader in Chaballer’s Hall of Fame Top 1k mini-league (fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/39527/standings/c, league code 1zpaad) and has risen to 2,584th overall without playing any chips or wildcard. He has finished in the top 10k on five occasions (including four top 2k finishes in five seasons between 2015/16 and 2019/20) and is 66th in the FFS Live Hall of Fame.

    Shaun Moggan is the new leader in Skooldaze’s FPL Vets 2006 or before mini-league (fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/25315/standings/c, league code hz9bz2) after his Wildcard returned 77 points. He has had five top 10k finishes.

    ** MODS, CONS AND FAMILY

    Mark Reynolds (MIR) is the new leader in the FFS Mods & Cons mini-league (fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/366/standings/c) after playing his Wildcard for 77 points. He has had four previous top 10k finishes, is 139th in the FFS Live Hall of Fame, and is also top of League 2 Division 1 in the FFS Head-to-Head Leagues.

    And Obay Eid (FPL_Milanista) has regained the outright lead in the FFS Family mini-league (fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/342/standings/c), rising to 7,186th overall.

    FFS LIVE HALL OF FAME

    The FFS Live Hall of Fame (which, unlike the FFS Career Hall of Fame, can only be viewed by Premium Members) was updated again after Gameweek 3, and 61,662 managers participating in the Fantasy Football Scout and Fantasy Football Scout Members mini-leagues are now ranked in it.

    Tom Stephenson is the new number one, swapping places with Pro Pundit Fabio Borges who slips to second.
    Finn Sollie is still in third position and Morten Tveito still fourth.
    Jon Ballantyne rises from seventh to fifth and Garry Murray (Sharky’s Machine) from eighth to sixth.
    Mark Mansfield slips from sixth to seventh and Yavuz Kabuk (Runaway) from fifth to eighth.
    Mark Hurst rises from tenth to ninth and Ilmari Juva from eleventh to tenth.

  5. Lord of Ings
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Bottomed

    Any changes needed or g2g? Already taken -4 don’t want to take a -8 ideally

    Sanchez
    Marcal white digne
    Salah jota Forres sarr
    Bamford Ronaldo lukaku

    1. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Looks decent for a 3x Premium team.

      I’d personally prefer to have TAA in there as the guy is an absolute beast - but yeah, you’re G2G

  6. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    I've just been breaking down the standings in the Top 10k Finally league for regulars on here who are trying to break top 10k for the first time.

    Impressive progress really if you consider that anything around 1 million is still perfectly competitive right now being just 70 points or so off. This time last year I was a cool 4.75 million OR and still had viable hopes of top 50 -100k anyway until the final stretch from GW30 on. So top 2 mill disappointing but scarcely disastrous.

    Have to think multiple viable premiums are going to make this one more topsy turvy.

    49 entrants (inc one dead team 🙂 )

    top 1k = 2
    top 10k = 3
    top 50k = 7
    top 100k = 10
    top 250k = 13
    top 500k = 21
    top million = 36
    top 1.5 million = 43
    top 2 million = 45

    FFS thinking alive and well. Should be an interesting league to track with at least 40 still in it for the big prize of being evicted next season 🙂

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      And this is of course a far more elite league than any of those listed above 🙂

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yes! I am looking at this league on my mini league tabs every week - hope the rest of the guys are all doing well. We dream of top 10k 😀

    3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      How come I am not in the league this year!?

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Don't know mate - was wondering where you were

        Think you must have not renewed leagues or something. Everyone else simply rolled over. I've been stricter this time and evicted anyone with any top 10k record

        The code is 9l0u0m

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Joining. Thanks! I thought you discontinued it.

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Says the creator of the league has banned you from entering! Hahaha.

            1. Holmes
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              😆

              1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Hahaha. Just checked my ranks through the years. Was 5948 in 16/17. Ineligible! Don't remember somehow. Also, those were the times I would not take this game too seriously and would never look at data, analysis, etc. All eye test.

        2. Basil1977
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          going to sign up had a 13k, 14k, 31k,41k and 127k in the last 5 years i really want to crack that top 10k

        3. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Thx. I was 1 pt away from top 10k 19/20 so I guess that makes me eligible? I just joined 🙂

    4. FPL Brains
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Thanks for the update dude. I have to give kudos to Andy who inspired my WC move.

  7. Pukkipartyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    RMT? Not sure about 3 big hitters...

    Sanchez Steele
    TAA Shaw Marcal Williams Livra
    Salah Gray Raph Sarr Sissoko
    Jimi CR7 Lukaku.

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Nothing wrong with this team.

      1. Pukkipartyy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        But do think Lukaku + Gray is better than example, Bam + Jota...

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I do

    2. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I think with 3 big hitters you are better to play 442

    3. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Love it! I think this is the way forward. Personally I'd consider losing Shaw to fund Jimi > Antonio/Bamford, and prefer Duffy to Williams, but it's a strong squad.

  8. The Tinkerman
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Benrahma > Raph worth a -4 this week? I think it might be over the next few weeks with EL and Vlasic adding rotation risks...

    Salah, Jota, Benrahma, Traore
    Ronaldo, Antonio, Bamford

    Antonio out means I need to start Benrahma and Williams (Norwich) this week.

    1. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I think that move will pay off in the short term - if not this week!

      1. The Tinkerman
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        In a normal week I’d consider it, but after WC last week and having 2 red flagged first team players immediately im a bit reluctant to take a hit... but I do think it’ll pay off

    2. ElliotJHP
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Probably doing the same

  9. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Haha, what happened to all the mid priced forwards? Toni/DCL/Jimi all out for now.

    Any consensus on here about best DCL replacement? Already have Bam and plan to do Ronny to Lukaku in GW7 so can't be more than 8m...

    1. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      What’s up with Jimi? He’s not flagged!

      1. Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        There's poor form then there's Jimi#s current form

      2. Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Sorry I re-read it and see that 'out' was misleading. Apologies

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Pukki

    3. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Jimi in that case

    4. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Why is Jimi out?

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Watkins is coming into form, albeit with a few tricky fixtures.

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          But Jimi is not out for all I know. No injury.

    5. The Tinkerman
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Bamford and Antonio along side one premium (whoever is the best captaincy option of Kane/Ron/Luk) is how I’m gonna play it, the jump on and off the mid priced mids/forwards based on fixture runs/form

  10. thegaffer82
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Is Omba$@*^% (the 3.9 guy from Norwich) actually going to play? I could do with the 0.1 over going Williams.

    But, I noticed he only started the last game and no minutes before that!

    1. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      He was injured I think or covid. Something was keeping him out

      1. thegaffer82
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        So you think he keeps that LB spot from now on then?

        1. Zim0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Omo? Isn't he CB? Williams will play LB. I dunno if Omo keeps the spot

    2. the Penman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      He was injured beforehand. Seems a good bet to play - new signing, brought in to start straight away as soon as he’s fit.

  11. thirddimension
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Worth wildcarding this team? This is what I would have to field this week:

    Sanchez (Steele)
    TAA Digne Shaw Ayling (Livramento)
    Salah Jota Raphinha Benrahma (Brownhill)
    Ronaldo Dennis (Antonio)

    0 FT 1.8 ITB

    I don’t expect any clean sheets for Everton or Leeds which is a particular problem and don’t expect anything from Benrahma….

    1. The Tinkerman
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I don’t think that is WC worthy, maybe a -4 for Benrahma if you are desperate to get rid (eg if he plays 90 in EL midweek)

  12. GW4 Rough with the Smooth
    RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Rough with the Smooth, Gameweek 4.

    How did your Gameweek go?

    Did you get a big green or red arrow? Did you play your wildcard or take a hit? Were you rejoicing or despairing as the goals wemnt in from CR7 and Lukjaku?

    You can share your tales of joy and woe here.

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Rough - took an 8 point hit.
      Smooth - out went Son, Vardy and DLC. In came Jota, Ronaldo and Lukaku.
      Still dropped a few places, but got off lightly, I reckon.

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Smooth: Got CR7
      Rough: Took cap of CR7 to Mo.

    3. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Rage transferred out Barnes > Torres before the GW was done. Then Ronaldo got his move to Manchester United, and I couldn’t bring myself to take a -8 to get him in.

      Every one in my ML brought him in and captained him. I dropped a lot of places as a result.

      About the only smooth was Bruno scoring to soften the Ronaldo blow!

    4. Joey Tribbiani
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Smooth: Free Hitted myself into top 1.8k

      1. Weak Become Heros
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Well played

    5. the Penman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Wildcarded from within the top 10k - old team would have got 51, new team got 91.

      Biggest win was a late decision to pick Marcal over Coady for my 4.5m Wolves defender, and for this week the correct selection of premiums (Salah, Lukaku, CR7) was the 3 I went for.

      Within top 5k OR now, and very happy with how I’m set up going forward!

    6. CAVEAT KING
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Used my WC. Kept Antonio (sensible) In came DCL (sensible) We all know the outcome. Seems very little left in the mid range forward category. Bamford yes. Jimenez form. Antonio red card and Europe. DCL Injury. Wilson Injury. The rough this week is one thing, to come is another. A common thread I think.

    7. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Smooth - have Lukaku, Salah and CR7
      Rough - don’t have TAA

    8. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Rough:
      - My three forwards (Antonio, Pukki and Dennis) managed a grand total of two points between them.
      - Mahrez benched again.

      Smooth:
      - The rest of my team scored 68, with the only other blank coming from Benrahma, and I'm into the top 100k for the first time this season.
      Veltman auto-subbed for Mahrez with a useful six points.

    9. joey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Took a hit that just barely paid off to get Jota, Semedo and Lukaku for Bruno, Tsimikas and Ings but happier with my team going forward.

      Smooth would be Lukaku captain and a small green arrow despite the hit.

      Rough would be that I didn't bother taking another hit to take Wilson out as I was quite confident in Webster getting a clean sheet but he got injured in the first half costing me another 5 points with Livramento next up on the bench. Those 5 points would have probably halved my rank but not too badly set up for the coming weeks.

    10. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Rough: Took Gray out of my WC team last minute.
      Smooth: Had my highest jump ever playing this game - from 775K to 118K

    11. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Rough - benched double Brighton defence (Sanchez and Dunk) to play Raya and ESR.
      Smooth - wildcard activated and binning the likes of Digne, ESR, Toney feels so good.

    12. G B
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Got very lucky. Triple Brighton CS, Livramento off the bench, and my hit for Ronaldo(C) payed off. I've had a bad time with injuries/covid so far, so nice to get a big of luck.

      78(-4) in the end. Big green arrow. Happy with that 🙂

    13. Jimbo-Jones
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Did Son & Toney -> Lukaku & Doucoure for free.
      Smoooooth.

    14. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Load of shite 67-8. Red arrows literally everywhere, apart from one H2H league where I got a grey arrow purely because I was already bottom of the table!

    15. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A decent week on paper. In practice my transfers were a big fail.

      I chose DCL -4 over Grealish and that has left me with 2 non-playing forwards for next week. Now I have to replace DCL and none of the options are appealing.

    16. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Smooth - used Wildcard and brought in Lukaku, Ronaldo and Marcal

      Went from 250k to 25k

    17. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Rough - Antonio's -1
      Smooth - 80 pts and up to 83k OR

    18. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Smooth: Son + Wilson -> Ronaldo(c) + Gray (2 FT)
      Rough: Not much to complain about. Did play Raphinha over White though.

    19. Basil1977
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      88 points on wildcard captained Salah wasn't sure of Ronaldo's minutes.
      Mount no show gave me Livermento 6 pointer off the bench.
      Going Marcel over Coady paid off this week.

    20. Energetics
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Wildcarded.

      Smooth: CR7 and finished around average for the week, my highly owned assests mostly performed.

      Rough: Semedo missing sitters, Jota not getting any assists, DCL injured. Super unlucky with all ny differentials to stop me climbing the ranks.

    21. Vertigo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Rough:

      Held on to two free transfers all week to bring in Ronaldo (c) and Traore, happy enough to play Veltman at the back.

      Decided in the last hour instead to captain Bruno, bench Veltman and bring in Dier and Jiménez.

      Ultimately cost me 17 points and a would be 20k rank to finish 120k instead.

      Nightmare.

    22. shirtless
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Silky smooth... Fourth green arrow on the spin and up to 296k from 1.2m after GW1.

      Brought in Ronaldo & Greenwood for Wilson & Bruno with 2 FT's. The injury forced my hand, and I didn't fancy anyone for a straight swap so it had to be Ronaldo. Deliberated between Jota, Torres and Sarr as my makeweight, but Greenwood seemed the most nailed and covered me against any lost Bruno points to a degree. He returned for me too so well happy there as the others didn't. Full house of returns at the back - Sanchez, Trent, Dias, Shaw, plus Salah, Greenwood and Ronaldo(c).

      Rough... Antonio red, Rapha and Toney blanks.

      1. shirtless
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Just calculated I'm 13 points up on doing nothing vs Bruno(c) with Omobamidele subbing for Wilson as Gilmour didn't play. Nice when it works out like that!

    23. lugs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Rough
      Antonio, no TAA, no Lukaku, didn't cap Ronaldo

      Smooth
      77pts helped by Auba(c), Ronaldo, Salah, Gray, and my entire defense either keeping a clean sheet or getting an assist in Shaw's case making it a decent WC and giving me my 3rd green arrow in a row

    24. have you seen cyan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Smooth: Was planning all of last week to get Torres and DCL in for Son and Toney, when Raph was deemed elgible to play I got in (R)onaldo and Raph instead.

    25. AllGonePozzo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Rough: Did Ings to DCL. Front 3 got zero between them after Dennis came in for Mahrez.
      Smooth: Keeper and 4 defenders after Livramento came off bench for DCL all got clean sheets so 64 overall and small green arrow

  13. Fit_to_drop
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    One place left on my WC team, pick one:

    Gray (high potential, could get rotated, striker while DCL is missing)
    Doucure (nailed, assists, bonus)
    Townsend (now allowed to concentrate on attack only, might be more assured of a place than Gray)

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Gray

    2. Boz
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Doucoure. Involved in everything

    3. CAVEAT KING
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Dacoure assists were sublime.
      Gray came good when space opened up moving from a back 5 to Back 4.
      Everton played well from the hour mark. Up until then they were decidedly average

  14. JabbaWookiee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Hi all - appreciate thoughts on this WC draft. Cheers

    Schmeichel (Steer)
    TAA - Dias - Semedo (Livramento - Williams)
    Salah - Raphinha - Pogba - Jota - Gray
    Ronaldo - Bamford (Scarlett)

    1. JabbaWookiee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      (0.0 itb)

    2. Fit_to_drop
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Nice balance and Kudos for not going the 3 Premium + TAA route (as I and many others did out of fear)

      1. JabbaWookiee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Thanks - this marks 10 changes to a team that didn't have TAA and did have Amartey, Tsimkas, Brownhill and DCL

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I like the Dias pick

  15. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Best Option on WC?

    A Sarr Williams(bench) 343
    B Shaw Allan(bench) 433

    Shaw/Sarr will be replaced after 3 weeks.

    1. JabbaWookiee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

  16. ZeBestee
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Would you WC this team?

    Sanchez
    Dias VVD Coufal Veltman Amartey
    Benrahma Bruno Jota Greenwood Gundo
    Antonio Ronaldo Perica

    1. CAVEAT KING
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yes

  17. Fuddled FC
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    With Antonio out I would have to play Amartey.

    Which option would you do?

    a) Antonio > Bamford
    b) Antonio > DCL (If Fit)
    c) Amartey > Marcel
    d) Amartey > James
    e) Just play Amartey v BHA

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I'd do D.

  18. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    If Torres gets 90 mins in mid-week, how does Torres and Christensen to Raphinha and James sound for -4?

    I only have Livramento on the bench so really need 11 starters.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Sounds like selling Torres before Saints at home could massively backfire regarding how many minutes he gets in midweek

    2. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I’m the words of Andy from LTFPL,

      ‘I don’t hate it’

    3. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Sure, it could backfire, but then I could be looking at having only 9 starters if neither play with only Livramento as playing sub.

      Plus, Torres has Chelsea and Pool after Southampton.

  19. navyadav
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    How is this for a wildcard draft ?

    Sanchez Steele
    Tierney-TAA-Semedo-Livramento-williams
    Salah-Mcarthur-Jota-Torres-Raph
    Bamford-Jiminez-Ronaldo

    I have 0.4 ITB and thinking if I should get White for Williams ?

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I personally wouldn't get Torres on a WC.

      I'd downgrade him to Traore/Gray/Sarr, etc and upgrade Tierney to James.

  20. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Laporte a decent option ?

    1. ZeBestee
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Stones is always lurking, but Laporte has played very well so far and they have been keeping cleensheets so I can see him retaining his place for now but there will surely be rotation when games get congested. Dias or Cancelo (I feel he will be the best).

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        cheers

    2. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Think Pep mentioned Stones and Ake even when talking about Laporte's good form. Keep a close eye on who plays tomorrow in the CL

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        ok just seen laporte in some games and he looks threatning on set pieces

  21. Lord of Ings
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Would you get gray as a placeholder for game week 6 only and then do gray to raphinha from gw7 onwards? It’s a waste of a transfer but that Norwich fixture looks too good to pass up on.

    1. Lord of Ings
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Anyone?

      1. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yes. I prefer Docoure personally

    2. Boz
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      No, just get Raph, Leeds fixtures good even if their form isn't

    3. WHUFCSmith23
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      OK I'll go. No you shouldn't waste transfers on short term players unless you are going to captain them.... in my opinion

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Or unless it's right before a wildcard.

  22. ZeBestee
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Gray or Doucoure?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Doucoure more sustainable I suspect longer term

      1. ZeBestee
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        How did he do yesterday? I feel like him playing advanced is always a plus and we know he has the capability to score goals and now he plays for a better team with a better Manager.

        1. Will Kane
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I went for Doucoure after watching the game yesterday because he looked to be involved in everything. Gray is a good option but 3 goals from 3 shots on target suggests it might be less sustainable.

          1. ZeBestee
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            cheers mate

      2. Fit_to_drop
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Me the same. I posted on this above and i think the more daring FPL players will like Gray but those happy with a steadier flow of points (and starts) will opt for Doucoure.

    2. Fit_to_drop
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Doucure also looks to be a better option for Bonus Points as he is such a busy player and will play 90. He has always had a goal in him back to his Watford days.

  23. Mahjongking
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Will u do antonio to bamford now?

  24. Footieboot
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Demarai Gray has scored 11 goals in 143 top flight appearances before this season.

      1. Lord of Ings
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        He’s doing a lingard
        I want him but his numbers at previous clubs has been horrendous and he’s been given enough opportunities

      2. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Well I'm glad he's finally pulled his finger out.

      3. Boz
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Scored with all 3 of his shots so far this season so yeah, unsustainable...

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          He certainly has had more shots.

          1. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            8 in previous 3 matches to be exact. None in the first one.

        2. NateDog
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          He's had 8 shots this season

      4. WHUFCSmith23
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I think you should all not get him

    • have you seen cyan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Thoughts on this wc?
      Ramsdale
      Semedo - TAA - Marcal
      Gray - Salah - Jota - Raph - Doucoure
      Ronaldo - Lukaku

      Foster, Livramento, Scarlett, Williams

      1. Lord of Ings
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Not sure on eve double mid but love the wolves double def

        1. have you seen cyan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Yea double Everton attack is a bit random but I think I’m the next few weeks it could pay off (same with the Wolves defence).

          1. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            It's a very dangerous gamble, but they are all individual assets. Should the gamble fail, one injury is enough, it's going to be very unbalanced team for a long time. Best 3 big hitter team I've seen yet.

      2. Boz
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Pretty damn good imo

      3. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        It's a nice team, but I'd really want a Chelsea def on WC.

        Not easy to do this with the Rom/Ron double-up mind you.

        1. have you seen cyan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          My plan is to dump an Everton attacker for James after the next two fixtures

    • McGowan
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Wc team. What do people think?

      Ramsdale
      Semedo Dias TAA
      Gray Jota Torres Salah
      Ronaldo Saint-M Bamford

      Gunn, Marcal, Allan and Liv

      Plan to bring in rom and james after next 2 games. Unsure on Gray might change to Doucoure?

      1. thegaffer82
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        With the exception of ASM, I quite like it actually

        1. McGowan
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          ASM is the one I'm unsure on.. not sure who else.. 6.5 and under.. Pukki? Maupay?

          1. popey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            toying with similar decision, dont want to burn a position on a 4.5m striker. Tempted by Pukki or Dennis even if i can work a good rotation for last attacking spot/first bench

    • Shark Team
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      On WC: Shaw or R.James?

    • GW5 Fixture and clean sheet odds
      G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      GW5 fixture odds can be found here:
      http://prntscr.com/1s5lqgw
      (Provided by Betbrain)

      GW4 clean sheet results:
      CHE: 54% ✅
      MNU: 51% ❌
      ARS: 42% ✅
      TOT: 42% ❌
      MCI: 41% ✅
      EVE: 38% ❌
      WOL: 36% ✅
      BHA: 35% ✅
      BRE: 34% ❌
      LIV: 32% ✅
      WAT: 28% ❌
      WHU: 28% ✅
      SOU: 23% ✅
      CRY: 21% ✅
      BUR: 19% ❌
      LEI: 15% ❌
      NOR: 15% ❌
      LEE: 14% ❌
      AVL: 12% ❌
      NEW: 9% ❌

      GW5 clean sheet odds:
      MCI: 55%
      LIV: 51%
      WOL: 45%
      CHE: 41%
      ARS: 36%
      NOR: 35%
      MNU: 33%
      AVL: 31%
      BHA: 31%
      LEI: 31%
      BRE: 27%
      EVE: 27%
      LEE: 26%
      WAT: 26%
      BUR: 24%
      TOT: 22%
      NEW: 21%
      WHU: 17%
      CRY: 9%
      SOU: 8%
      (Provided by Betbrain)

      Clean sheet totals:
      Chelsea: 3 (+1)
      Liverpool: 3 (+1)
      Manchester City: 3 (+1)
      Tottenham: 3
      Brentford: 2
      Brighton: 2 (+1)
      Crystal Palace: 2 (+1)
      Arsenal: 1 (+1)
      Aston Villa: 1
      Everton: 1
      Leicester City: 1
      Manchester Utd: 1
      Southampton: 1 (+1)
      West Ham: 1 (+1)
      Wolves: 1 (+1)

      Another decent week with 84 points and Ronaldo(C) helping me out along with double Wolves defence. Surely now a red arrow is just around the corner, getting a nosebleed being up this high 😆

      Not made up my mind as yet what to do with DCL, but he will be leaving my team before Antonio does, that's for sure.

      Maybe DCL ➡️ Bamford is the move but we'll wait until the very last moment and sort something out 🙂

      Whatever your moves and dilemmas this week, hope it all works out for you, and I'll no doubt catch you again with more next week.

      Have a good'un!!!

      G

      1. Benster
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Good work thanks G !

        1. G-Whizz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Enjoy!

      2. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Thanks G, great (early) call on Wolves DEF. Solid.

        Semedo & Bamford for me this week 🙂

        1. G-Whizz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Thanks mate! I just thought there was no point in using it and still keeping Shaw so looked at that Wolves run and just thought I'd go with it! NGL at one point I did have White and Coady, so glad I decided to double up and took him out for Marcal. Let's see if they can keep it up 🙂

          Nice moves to get those two in, who are you losing for Semedo? Shaw or Veltmann???

          1. Cruyff's Eleven
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Was thinking Amartey. I'll keep Shaw and Veltman until WC in GW 7.

      3. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Can you check past season results and whether any teams are routinely overestimated? I remember United having a 10% odds uplift caused by the Asian markets.

        1. G-Whizz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          The odds I provide don't include the Bookmakers 'markup' 🙂

    • Lord of Ings
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Who scores more in next 3?
      A)Sarr ( nor new lee)
      B)gray/doucoure(avl nor min)

      Logically it’s sarr because he’s the talisman,on pens,easier fixtures but Watford attack has been poor
      I fear the points will be disturbed between gray and doucoure and their fixtures are significantly tougher.

    • Atimis
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Early thoughts on DCL replacements ? Thinking playing safe with 1) ?

      1) Bam
      2) Jim
      3) Jesus

      Also would you:

      A) Get rid of Tsim for Wolves def -4
      B) Play Duffy or Tsim