Interview

Meet the Manager – three-time top 10k finisher reveals his Gameweek 8 Wildcard

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

This time around he meets Prasun Singhal, known as Pras among the Fantasy Football Scout community.

As well as finishing in the top 10,000 three times, including a top 5k finish, he has not ended a campaign lower than 100k in the last decade.

But after a strong start to the current season his team is losing rank fast and he has decided to press the Wildcard button.

Across this episode, Pras explains his strategies for success and tips for a strong finish. He also takes an honest look at his own FPL career to see how he could finish even higher up the rankings.

Pras explains how Fantasy Football content has been important to his strong finishes, with the Scoutcast and articles from FFScout a real help.

The FFScout Members’ Area Comparison Tool has been of particular use.

He also name-checks the array of Twitter posters and other podcasters that he has followed over the years to help him gain an advantage.

With his Wildcard in play, Pras takes us through the reasons for the players he has chosen as well as those vying for a place in his final XI.

Price points have been an important part of his strategy over the years and he explains how this is driving many of his decisions.

A strong spread of cash across all positions looks to be key to his thinking as is the value offered by assets from Brentford and Southampton in particular.

He also takes part in some future-gazing, when the template may alter even more radically from its current form. Could West Ham’s ‘season keeper’ striker Michail Antonio (£8.0m) even make way within the month?

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.

His chat with Pras can be viewed below.

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  1. kysersosa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Best site for potential risers and fallers? I use fplstatistics but they didn’t have Vardy and D.Luiz as a risk of going up.

    1. harvard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 4 days ago

      Combine it with fffix

  2. user.n
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Someone consider about Jones (Liv) as a differential?

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Considered but upcoming fixtures arent looking high scoring

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Nope. For 0.3m more you get ESR, for 0.5m more you get Mbeumo.

      1. user.n
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        Thank you guys

  3. Jafalad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Predo time.

    PL winners? CTY for me.

    Three clubs relegated? WAT, NOR and NEW.

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      WAT, NOR, BUR

    2. pingissimus
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Liverpool
      Norwich Watford Newcastle

    3. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Chelsea
      Norwich Newcastle Watford

    4. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Chelsea

      Norwich, newcastle, burnley

    5. Lanley Staurel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      City - more quality off the bench than others
      Wat, Nor and Toon

  4. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Which option sounds best?

    1) Ronaldo, Townsend/ESR/Mount, Duffy - bench Sarr
    2) Ronaldo, Townsend, Foden -4 - bench Duffy, Sarr sold
    3) Kaku, Foden, Duffy -4 - bench Sarr

    1. Mr Ozil
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      1 for next GW

      Then Ronaldo > Kaku for FT in gameweek 8?

      1. Atimis
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        Yeah, that was initial plan

  5. Mr Ozil
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Morning All, 1FT, 3.2 itb

    Current team:

    Sa' (Steer)
    TAA* White Livramento Rudiger Williams*
    Salah Raphinha Mount Sissoko Traore'
    Antonio King* Ronaldo

    which is better?

    A- Traore > Foden for FT, play 4-4-2 (bench King)
    B- Traore' + King > Foden + Armstrong (-4), play 3-4-3 (bench one of White/Livramento)
    C- Williams > Dias for FT, play 5-3-2
    D- Something else?

    1. Ronnies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      A

  6. Ronnies
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Best option;

    A) White > Dias

    B) Williams, Sarr > Cancelo, Mbuemo (-4)

    Cheers.

    1. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      B looks good

    2. Tcheco
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      B. White is doing well

  7. Goonerly
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Don't know if it's been mentioned, but Fabinho and Alisson are both set to miss the Watford match:
    https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/liverpool-alisson-fabinho-watford-brazil-covid-b1933147.html

    I'd been thinking about transferring Sarr out, but might keep him AND start him against 'Pool, especially if TAA is still out.
    No TAA, Alisson and Fabinho would drastically decrease their chances of a clean sheet, even if it's "only Watford".

    But does it also affect the way Liverpool will play, hence making Salah a less obvious choice for captain this GW, do you think?

    1. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Don’t overthink it. Captain Salah

      1. Goonerly
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        Oh I definitely will, but hasn't there been some stats from last season, that Salah (or maybe just Liverpool in general) performs worse when Fabinho's not playing?

        1. fusen
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 6 days ago

          It's either Salah or gamble on choosing the right City player.

          Even if Liverpool aren't as good as normal, it's still Salah as otherwise you're literally trying to overthink it

          1. Goonerly
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 6 days ago

            Not really arguing against Salah as captain. He'll get the armband from me this week, for sure.
            But thought it interesting that Liverpool will be without 2 key players (maybe 3), especially for those considering shipping Sarr out, like myself.

    2. pingissimus
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Fabinho didn't start either week 1 or 2 and Liverpool still kept clean sheets against bottom feeders no?

      There's very little chance Watford will make any effort to compete in midfield and so the absence of Fabinho is much less relevant imo.

  8. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Foden over Grealish for City midfield coverage?

    1. Mr Ozil
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      I think am Getting Foden yes

      1. Make United Great Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        Yep same here. 86 minutes vs Chelsea, then top performance vs Liverpool.

        Looks like a great time to own vs Burnley at home and moving forward

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Dont like both but yeah, Foden over Grealish

      1. Make United Great Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        How come?

    3. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Woohoo Fodenfreude!

  9. wotwot
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Sup guys!
    Choose 2 out of:
    A. Doucoure
    B. Townsend
    C. ESR
    D. Mbeumo
    E. Gallagher

    1. jason_ni
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Doucoure and ESR i reckon.

      Doucoure is standout from the options, looks unreal at the moment.

      2nd one is bit more of a guess.

    2. McGazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 6 days ago

      D C then A - all decent 12th/13th men

    3. MyNameIsRedRo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 months, 6 days ago

      It’d comfortably be D and E for me.

    4. pingissimus
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      D and B

      Mbeumo would be at the head of the list for me - oop and the greatest goal threat. Doucoure looks to be outperforming his stats - could be a good thing of course - and Arsenal don't look like scoring goals. Probs Townsend over Gallagher just.

    5. wotwot
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Cheers mates

      1. McGazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 5 days ago

        So to summarise our collective inputs, we have a strong recommendation for A, B, C, D and E. Hope that helps

  10. McGazza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Trent - Dias - Cancelo - Rudiger - Azpi

    Sexy or inflexible ?

    1. Tcheco
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      The latter

    2. Goonerly
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      It's sexible

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Inflexible.

      There's also good value in Duffy and Livra that I think it's a mistake to ignore.

      1. McGazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 6 days ago

        I think you could be right but I am going to find out - the sexy way or the hard way !

    4. MyNameIsRedRo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 months, 6 days ago

      It’s great, when you look at it like that but kind of falls down a bit when you look at the rest of the side around it. Can’t say I haven’t played with the idea though. I feel there’s 6 defenders I really want for 5 slots and maybe 4 mids I want for 5 slots.

      1. McGazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 6 days ago

        I know - but having swerved it previously my curiosity got the better of me. I will report back in a month

      2. Pegboy
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        I think the rest of the team looks absolutely fine, it's just it's very inflexible if other premium mids/atts emerge

    5. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Too good to be true

    6. chriskon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Definitely Sexible

    7. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      What is the rest of your team?

      1. McGazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 5 days ago

        Ramsdale

        Trent Dias Cancelo Rudiger Azpi

        Salah Raphinha

        Jimi. Lukaku. Antonio

        (foster ESR. Brownhill. Luiz)

        1.0m ITB for flexibility

        1. Amartey Partey
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 5 days ago

          Good team. I reckon the likes of Rudiger, Dias, Azpi will score similar points to midfielders like Benrahma and Gray so both 5 at the back or 4 in the midfield work.

          1. McGazza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 5 days ago

            Thanks AP - yeah that was my rationale - I think they have equal chance to haul but could be more consistent. We’ll see!!

  11. jason_ni
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Obviously going to wait till closer to the deadline, but considering:

    Alonso -> Walker

    Just don't like the threat of chillwell looming every week now.
    Gives me:
    Ramsdale
    Cancelo - Walker - Rudigar - Tomiyasu
    Salah - Raphina - Saka
    Ronaldo - Lukaku - Antonio

    (Duffy - Luiz - Brownhill)

    Worth it, or save ft?

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      team looks good, would wait on alonso til after norwich

  12. Weak Become Heros
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Michail Antonio not going on international duty with Jamaica:

    https://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/sports/20211005/antonio-makes-himself-unavailable-world-cup-qualifiers

    1. Echoes
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Going out on my WC team regardless. It was a great first 7 weeks(bar the red abd subsequent missed game). But I feel it's time to go.

      1. Weak Become Heros
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        You’re a madman. Keep him until his hamstring pulls!

    2. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Loving it

  13. Echoes
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Thinking of going Lukaku-Armstrong-Toney upfront. Gives me decent 5 mids, so the flexibility to go 343 or 352, as needed. And also leaves me some cash itb to bring in TAA a couple GWs from now. How does it sound?

    1. MyNameIsRedRo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 months, 6 days ago

      It would mean going without Antonio which I don’t like. Could work but equally he’s the sort of player that could harm any team and at that price…

      1. Echoes
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        Personally think Antonio's (and West Ham's) dream run is over. Mostly due to their engagement in Europe. Hence shipping him out on WC.
        And even if I'm wrong, think Toney + Armstrong can cover him quite well.

        1. MyNameIsRedRo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          10 months, 6 days ago

          I think if you’re set on getting rid then there’s nothing wrong with Toney and Armstrong as options. Armstrong’s fixtures about to get really good - and Toney’s too in a couple of weeks time along with his talismanic status. They’d be my top 2 choices at that price point.

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      I don't like losing Antonio. He's probably one of the best value players in the game. He could be 9.0m and still be worth considering. Unless West Ham fall off a cliff or he gets injured, he will stay in my team. He gets at least the next 3 games. If he doesn't deliver in that time, he will go.

      1. Weak Become Heros
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        This.

      2. Echoes
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        Had him from GW1 till now, and plan was always to loose him when their fixtures thicken due to European commitments. Even if he proves me wrong, think I can cover the points from investing elsewhere.

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          10 months, 6 days ago

          I don't think you can at that price. Or at least, it's a big gamble to do so. I just think you can gamble smarter than against one of the highest owned players in the game with top 3 underlying stats.

          The stats are the scariest thing to stare down. He's 3rd in xGI behind Salah and Mane and he missed a game because of suspension.

      3. CroatianHammer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        He's not joining up with the Jamaica team either, so gets an extended break to work on whatever. Seems like shipping him out is asking for trouble in the long run. As well say Lukaku has to go.

    3. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Keep Antonio unless injured or serious loss of form

      1. Echoes
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        Personally think Moyes' interest in Europe is going to cause their league form to suffer. And with fixtures now starting to pile up no less. And West Ham don't have squad depth like the other teams in Europe either.

        1. NABIL - FPL otai
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 6 days ago

          Valid points but Antonio is Antonio. He's a beast when fit. Worth holding onto unless you're so low in confidence with WHU

          1. pingissimus
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 6 days ago

            A relatively erratic beast when fit 🙂

            There was really nothing between him Wilson DCL and Watkins last season when it came to putting away chances. They were all pretty much exactly 50% on big chances. The clinical thing comes and goes.

            1. NABIL - FPL otai
              • 9 Years
              10 months, 6 days ago

              Remember that 4 goals vs Norwich? I'm yet to see that from DCL.

              Yeah he is dispensable but not a big issue keeping him unless injured. Hard to find better value imo

              1. pingissimus
                • 3 Years
                10 months, 6 days ago

                I do - I also remember the Watkins hattie against Liverpool and the DCL hattie against WBA.

                Antonio is still a good choice but I think his beast record is up in the air. I watched him miss 4 sitters in one match against Palace last season for example.

                He started the season in blazing form and he could yet of course pick it up again. Interestingly he was as effective against top 6 type opposition last season as bottom 6. When he's on he's on.

    4. pingissimus
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Losing Antonio a risk but not insane

      He's had one big chance in his last three matches compared to six in his first three matches - reverting to norm perhaps. You can't argue fixtures here as Leeds Southampton and Brentford is hardly a tough run.

      It's a small sample size but so was the sample size that made everyone leap on him. His stats last season were good but far from sensational.

  14. TeddiPonza
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Current team. 1 FT and 1,4m in bank.

    Sanchez
    TAA Rudiger Semedo (White Livra)
    Salah Benrahma Sarr Raphinha Greenwood
    Ronaldo Antonio (Scarlett)

    Which of these moves would be your priority this gw? (will do A in gw 9 if I do B or C now.)

    A. Ronaldo to Lukaku
    B. Greenwood/Sarr to Mount
    C. Semedo to Dias/Cancelo

    Thanks

    1. MyNameIsRedRo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 months, 6 days ago

      A for me.

    2. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      C

    3. chriskon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      For this week, C. Go for Cancelo, he looks ridiculously good.

  15. NABIL - FPL otai
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Just 1 question guys. Would you WC this lot?

    Schmeichel Ward
    Cancelo Alonso Duffy livra tsimikas
    Salah Bruno sarr benrahma Gray
    Ronaldo Antonio perica

    1. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      No takers eh

    2. TheBiffas
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 6 days ago

      nah good team

      1. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        Thanks

    3. Mr Ozil
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      No need to WC now

      1. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        Cheers

    4. chriskon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      It all depends if you wonna stay with 3 big hitters really. Bruno + Ronny doesn't sit right with me, I'd much prefer Lukaku over Bruno and that way you're covering 3 big hitters from 3 big teams. Your team doesn't definitely need a WC but it's not quite the team I want right now so on that note??!!...Maybe. 😀

  16. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    If TAA is out does these moves look good, TAA and benrahma > Tierney and Son -4

    1. Lanley Staurel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Is TAA out do you think?

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        you never now with injuries like that, could be worse then first said

    2. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Looks good to me

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        cheers nabil

        1. NABIL - FPL otai
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 6 days ago

          Been without TAA since GW4.

          We can survive until GW12 at least, hopefully 🙂

          1. drughi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            10 months, 6 days ago

            If TAA is fit for watford I'm 100% keeping though

            1. NABIL - FPL otai
              • 9 Years
              10 months, 6 days ago

              Brentford scored 3 last time they travelled. TAA played 😉

              1. drughi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                10 months, 6 days ago

                watford are woeful though and brentford very good

                1. NABIL - FPL otai
                  • 9 Years
                  10 months, 6 days ago

                  Fair point

                  Liverpool D is similarly woeful

                  1. drughi
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 12 Years
                    10 months, 6 days ago

                    a bit harsh calling liverpool d woeful

                    1. NABIL - FPL otai
                      • 9 Years
                      10 months, 6 days ago

                      Just the D

    3. Jacktastic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Yes

  17. Stimps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Sarr to Mbembo (-4)?

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Not this week.

    2. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Nope

  18. Lanley Staurel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Is Cancelo worth the extra £0.7m over Laporte. Attacking stats show no real difference. Want to be convinced…

    1. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      I would think so

      1. Lanley Staurel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        OK - is that gut, eye test, stats?

        1. NABIL - FPL otai
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 6 days ago

          Gut, FPL pedigree, more room for attacking return..

          I could be wrong though. Laporte is DGW legend. But he could be benched against easier opponents. Cancelo? Maybe Pep needs him more. Gut feeling

          1. Lanley Staurel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            10 months, 6 days ago

            Difficult isnt it. I looked at stats and Cancelo over 4 games had 5 goal attempts, none in the box but created 5 chances. His xG was 0.14. Laporte over 3 games had 3 goal attempts BUT 3 were in the box and an xG of 0.35. Only created 1 chance tho. Laporte is less nailed though which is a worry.

    2. T.Henry14
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Yes of course. more attacking, more nailed.

      1. T.Henry14
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        One of City’s best players, this season.

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Minutes are the concern. When both are on the pitch I don't Cancelo is worth 0.7m more than Laporte.

      1. Lanley Staurel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        Yes would need a good sub for the odd game he is missing. Scratches head….

    4. chriskon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      I would get Cancelo. If you're watching the games, the guy's looking incredible.

      1. Lanley Staurel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        I know he does. I think I might just go gut and eye test and soak up the extra cash and get him. Ownership is getting higher now too.

        1. chriskon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 6 days ago

          Very true, the 0.1's here and there can make a difference. I reckon a good sub and great value for money is Livermento. There's others like White, Tierny. If your budget allows that is.

  19. FPL_Crisis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Would you still move/bench Sarr this week if Alisson and Fabinho are missing?
    Replacement would have been Raphinha who also looks like a major doubt

    1. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Not me. Keeping unless injured

      1. Bavarian
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        same here

    2. Goonerly
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Keeping

  20. DavvaMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Morning

    I see that Azpi price could go up tonight. Thoughts on what would be better choice.

    A. Double Chelski defence
    B. Double City defence

    Thanks

    1. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      B

    2. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      B

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        But Dias Rudiger ideal for this conservative knight.

        1. DavvaMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 6 days ago

          Thanks, so forget Azpi then?

          I have Rudiger already and wanted Cancelo, might get Dias need to see if I have the funds!

    3. FPL_Crisis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      I'm looking at Dias Azpi myself
      Own James so will wait on Chelsea defence
      Depends on team structure but don't necessarily think the double up is needed - if anything I'd choose City

  21. The Mighty Whites
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    2FT, 0.0 ITB, thoughts?

    Sanchez / Steele

    TAA / Christensen / Coady / White / Livramento

    Salah / Raphinha / Gallagher / Gray / Allan

    Ronaldo / Lukaku / Antonio

    1. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Gallagher or Coady out

      1. The Mighty Whites
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        Cheers, who you reckon to?

        1. NABIL - FPL otai
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 6 days ago

          Lots to consider

          I'd pick bha defender

          1. The Mighty Whites
            • 7 Years
            10 months, 6 days ago

            I’ve got Sanchez, double Brighton?

    2. FPL_Crisis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Are you sticking with Ron Rom up front for a while?

      If yes then you can't afford City defender (assuming you keep Trent)

      Ideally would upgrade Coady but you don't have the funds. Would look to roll one FT for gw9

  22. vova
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Hey guys, How does this team look?

    Ramsdale Foster
    Dias Cancelo Azpilicueta Rudiger Livramento
    Salah Raphinha Benrahma Saka Brownhill
    Lukaku Antonio Toney

    1.8 ITB
    1 FT

    Any moves that I need to make or really wait and see until after the international break?

    Thanks!

  23. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    This Foden vs Grealish thing I don't think is as clear as people make it out to be.

    Grealish's minutes look more assured. He's still adapting to the team and Pep seems willing to give him a chance, at least more than Sterling. Admittedly, his recent performances don't scream points but we know he is capable and one double digit game and the tune will likely change immediately on him since his minutes are good.

    We've also seen this all before with Foden. He is Pep's favorite when it comes to playing the top teams. They play him vs Chelsea, Liverpool, Real Madrid but then will bench him vs Burnley, Palace, Newcastle.

    The fixtures are good for City. I want to gamble but I dunno, this is a tough call.

    1. TheBiffas
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 6 days ago

      explosive risk v sensible minutes.

    2. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Grealish is such a difficult one, have had him from the start and while his minutes are great and stats too it just doesn't seem to be dropping for him. Especially when there seems much better ways to spend the money although i don't think foden is the answer to that either, i will keep Grealish for this kind looking fixture run for the next 3 and reasses from there. I actually think grealish is more likely to start in the prem games too

    3. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Fodenfeude incoming!

    4. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      I think Foden is being managed beck into the fold.

      It's almost like Pep has a Champions League set up in mind where quality players like Mahrez are top pick. It's not working out so well in the Champions League but pretty good with a stable set up in the league.

    5. maglia rosa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      I get that City's next run of games look worthy of investing in but is this not more about the best option in that bracket? The other guys, Jota and Mount have their upsides too. Grealish's lack of returns is not in his favour, certainty of mins is certainly a minus on Foden. Does Firmino out possibly after the international break make Jota the better option. I've gone Mount and hoping i keep the faith on him being given the chance to improve Chelsea's creativity.

      Or is it that you think those fixtures even with the downsides of City rotation are worthy of inclusion over the two other options i've mentioned.

    6. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Isn't Jota a better option than both Foden/Grealish anyway?
      Less rotation risk (if benched he usually comes on and still looks dangerous)
      Liverpool arguably better than Man City attacking wise (and vice versa in terms of defender)
      Stats:
      Jota 145 mins xGI last season / 127 mins this season
      Foden 211 last / 171 this
      Grealish 196 last / 180 this

  24. Thescaff
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Anyone know how bad the niggle is which forced Antonio to withdraw from the internationals?

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Article didn't say it was a niggle, travel covid issues

  25. House Frey Wedding Planner
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Thoughts on my current WC draft?

    Ramsdale Foster
    Dias Cancelo Azpi Rudiger Livra
    Salah Foden Saka Raph Luiz
    Lukaku Toney Antonio

    Strategy to get TAA back in gw10 for 2 premium defenders or 1 premium defender plus Foden.

    Really want to find a way to get Vardy in my team.....only way I can do this is to replace Toney, Foden, and Dias for Vardy, Mbuemo and Duffy. Plus it makes getting TAA back in a bit more tricky

    1. Pegboy
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      In some ways it might make getting TAA easier, but would mean moving on one of Lukaku or Vardy

    2. FPL_Crisis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      If Lukaku blanks his next two - bre NOR i'd really look at getting rid, so just reassess in a couple of games
      Can see why you'd want to get x2 city/chel but i'd probably just choose one team to double up on (if any)
      Gotta give somewhere - Likes of White offer good value
      You'll be perma 4 at the back and will be frustrated when you leave foden saka toney points on the bench and chelsea concede.

  26. TheBiffas
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 6 days ago

    new article

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      ...of impeachment.

  27. xtina
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Who would you prioritise getting in: Raphina or Foden?

    1. maglia rosa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Raphinha

      1. xtina
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        thanks!

  28. New Article
  29. Dude1234
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Looking at pras team in the article above. How can he afford it? I’m 0.7 off and doing much better than him. Thought my team would have been worth more…

  30. Riggs
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 4 days ago

    I am on WC and my core team structure will be like:

    Ramsdale Foster
    TAA Cancelo Rudiger Livramento *
    Salah Raphinha Mbeumo Douglas Luiz *
    Lukaku Antonio *

    I am pondering over the following options:
    A) Duffy, Son, Toney (Brownhill instead of D. Luiz because I'm 0.1 short of money for that draft)
    B) up to 5.0 def (may go for cheaper and money ITB), Son, Hwang
    C) up to 5.1 def (may go for cheaper and money ITB), Foden, Jimenez
    D) Dias, Foden, Toney and 0.2 ITB

    Which option would you prefer?