Interview

Meet the Manager – Turning a ‘good’ FPL season into a ‘great’ one

Joe meets another Fantasy Premier League (FPL) manager with a stellar career record.

Kareem Kahil is no stranger to a strong finish in FPL, with 11 top 100k season-ending ranks across his career.

But how can FPL’s ‘Mr Consistency’ push on and take his game to the next level?

In his chat with Joe, Kareem reveals his strategies for success in achieving a good end to a campaign. But he also casts a critical eye over the years and explains how he hopes to achieve a great end to a campaign, perhaps even a top 100 finish.

Across his career, patience and paying close attention to team news have helped him. Another has been backing ‘safe’ premium players as captain.

Hits have also been kept in check, with no more than seven to eight each campaign.

But these strategies have only got him a ‘good’ not ‘great’ end to a campaign.

He details how he is trialling a more aggressive approach, to steal a march on the millions of new FPL managers that have joined the game over the last decade.

This has already started with a Gameweek 4 Wildcard and he explains how this has set him up for Gameweek 5 and beyond.

Kareem also aims to use statistics more, after relying on mainly the ‘eye test’ so far.

A crucial decision is whether to back Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku (£11.6m), Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.6m) or both across the next few Gameweeks. He reveals his strategy for dealing with the addition of these heavy hitters to the game this season.

The Meet the Manager series is where Joe chats to FPL managers with a strong record of success, an interesting view of the game and are offering the community a unique insight into Fantasy management.

Joe’s chat with Kareem can be viewed below.

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523 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Tomerick
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    What a surprise, Jimenez starts. There really have been some ridiculous rumours lately.

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      It’s all part of the fun.

      1. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        This.

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      The rumours about Harrison and Raphina turned out to be correct.

    3. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Lage comments made it pretty obvious Jimenez would start

    4. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Once the deadline has passed, there is literally nothing you can do about it. I don't know why people bother putting themselves through it tbh.

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

        Unless they are just trying to wind people up.

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

          Might be on to something there Mr C

    5. The Train Driver
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      The Leeds rumour was true, the Jimenez one wasn't a rumour but speculations after actions from Coady.

  2. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Come on you Beeeeeesssss

    1. Milkman Bruno
        1 month, 2 days ago

        I’m allow you a point in a 0-0 draw 🙂

        1. Danno - Emre Canada
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Haha I’ll take that cheers, a point a game and then pick some wins up at home.

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

      I know people want to be prepared but Raphinha has 8 days between last night and their next game. Plenty of recovery time or time for us to be informed he'll be out. The way people are going on about it you'd swear you were relying on him for this evening again

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

        Replacement hip surgery?

      2. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 2 days ago

        How are we going to replace Raph and Benrahma both? Better to do it tonight to beat price changes imo.

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

          That's right, just before the CR7 injury and TAA red card

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Damn that’s some bad advice.

    3. tommo1989
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Liverpool’s odds are drifting.. 1.23 a couple of days ago and 1.28 now. Could there be anything in the Salah benching?

      1. gergin
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Just people remember last Palace game. it was just 7 days ago. And i still find odds quite low for Liverpool backing. At least needed 1.45 to think about. Nothing about possible rotation, just common sense. Now laying Liverpool is better bet.

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

        Probably just general variations as well as Klopp's comments about rotation without being specific

    4. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      What's this I'm hearing about Jota?

      1. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        He's dyed his hair purple

      2. The Train Driver
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        It's Portuguese language, sounds weird I know...

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

        Apparently Klopp is resting half the squad - VVD, Salah, Jota who am I forgetting?

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

          Playing nigh U23s

        2. THE SHEEP HUNTER
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          VVD double rest! OMG!

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

            Loves his sleep, does VVD

      4. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        As an owner im expecting 30 hoping for 60. He is always the fall guy

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

          I'm hoping for a return, could not care less about the minutes

        2. Milkman Bruno
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Yeah, I was worried for his minutes also but although Origi played well, Klopp said he was sore after and not at full fitness yet. After Palace great display last weekend, I can’t see Klopp sending out anything but his best side. Firmino still out. I think Jota starts.

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

              It's not an exact science though, is it?

              1. Milkman Bruno
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Oh of course not. Just my take on the situation really…

          • FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            He hacked twitter

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

            @mods. Hot topic this please.

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

              Green topic for purple hair,

              Upvote this

          • HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            who knows. it's been the weekend of rumours so far
            liverpool echo have predicted matip and jota sit for konate and minamino

        3. The Train Driver
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          With so many autosubs, Livarmento goal will hurt rank more than any city player scoring.

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

            I think he'll get minus points

          2. FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Pinnock 1st sub for me. It is his time to shine coming on for Benrahma...

          3. Milkman Bruno
              1 month, 2 days ago

              I’m hoping for another goal fest by city. 6-0 will do

            • RogDog_jimmy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 2 days ago

              God I hope this happens. Even if Benrahma plays and Livramento doesn’t come on for me.
              Just to watch folks freaking out.

          4. Milkman Bruno
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Treble city for me this week! Bottled the Kdb/Jesus armband decision though. Come on Dias, Kevin and Jesus!

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Now that is different.

              2. THE SHEEP HUNTER
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Another lunatic in the asylum!
                Glad I'm not alone

                1. Milkman Bruno
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    Best of luck dude

                    1. THE SHEEP HUNTER
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      Ditto! 🙂

                2. Zim0
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Grealish and Cancelo for me. Idiots ended up scoring in the champions league instead. At least Cancelo gave me 12 points last week.

                  1. Milkman Bruno
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      I really wanted to go with Cancelo but with Stones and Laporte out, Dias just get safer. Zinchenko and Walker could play at any point but Cancelo is still a brilliant option if you have decent bench cover

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

                    Same Dias, Cancelo and KDB (C). Jesus is tempting too, said so at start of season but no one was having on here.

                    1. Milkman Bruno
                        1 month, 2 days ago

                        Wow, you went with Kevin captain. I hope you are rewarded big for that decision

                  3. HMC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    https://twitter.com/Jumpthewave

                    My prediction is Gilmour scores for Norwich only to not count for FPL owners as they get a Torres cameo instead

                  4. Crazy Train
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    Wolves defensive double up went well then lol