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Is Michail Antonio a fixture-proof pick in FPL?

Michail Antonio (£8.0m) looks set to become the most-selected forward in Fantasy Premier League (FPL) in the run-up to Gameweek 8, with Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.6m) hemorrhaging owners.

Antonio is also the highest-scoring player in his position, averaging 8.2 points per match.

West Ham United sit second-bottom of our Season Ticker for fixture difficulty over the next eight Gameweeks, however:

With that in mind, it’s worth a look at Antonio’s track record against the so-called ‘bigger’ clubs to see how he traditionally fares when the schedules get trickier.

We’re just examining Antonio during David Moyes’ second spell in east London here, which gives us not far off two years’ worth of data. It is only under his current boss that he has carved out a career as a bona fide centre-forward, having previously operated as everything from a right-back to a left-winger under former head coaches.

Our thanks go to TopMarx for his dredging of the historic data for this piece.

ANTONIO v THE ‘BIG SIX’

Goals6Blanks7 (50%)Appearances14
Assists310 Points+1 (7%)Total Points67
Bonus9Points per Match4.79

Antonio’s record against the traditional Premier League elite in the second coming of Moyes is very decent indeed, with nine attacking returns in 14 appearances.

It’s even better when we look at his last 10 run-outs, a period that coincides with West Ham’s upturn in form at the back-end of 2019/20.

In those games, Antonio averages 6.0 points per match and has only blanked on three occasions.

The West Ham striker scored against Manchester City home and away last season and produced a 12-point haul in his previous meeting with Chelsea, although has yet to face the meaner, Thomas Tuchel incarnation of the Blues.

ANTONIO v THE TOP TEN

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  1. Weak Become Heros
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Yes, he is.

    1. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 4 Years
      12 days, 3 hours ago

      Could have told me before I wasted a couple of hours on this

      1. mox81
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 3 hours ago

        Thanks Neale, this is spot on for me! My deliberation this week is to keep Antonio and get Foden, or downgrade Antonio and get KdB in...hmm.

        1. Skonto Rigga
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 4 Years
          12 days, 3 hours ago

          Tough one, best of luck! How much of a downgrade would it be? We talking Toney or more Dennis levels?

          1. mox81
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            12 days, 3 hours ago

            Basically bench fodder to accompany Gallagher and Livramento, who I feel are possibly strong enough. Heart says KdB, head says Foden!

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

        🙂

      3. Sharkytect
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        12 days, 2 hours ago

        Great article, but it would also be good to get a touch of non-statistical input. How does moyes set his team up against the bigger teams, and do those matches actually not hinder antonio, albeit the defence finds themselves under pressure a lot more?

    2. Teomi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 3 hours ago

      Yes, fully agree. But think you can find similar point from other players next 5-6 gws.

      1. Echoes
        • 1 Year
        12 days, 3 hours ago

        This. The amount of points he'll score over the next 5-6 will be matched by other cheaper assets imo.

        1. Skonto Rigga
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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          • 4 Years
          12 days, 3 hours ago

          Yep, very possibly. Not having the Wildcard in play makes the decision to keep much easier for me as there are bigger gains to be made elsewhere but it's more of a consideration for those who are using the chip now and trying to squeeze as much cash as out as possible to go big at the back/accommodate the likes of Son etc.

          1. Echoes
            • 1 Year
            12 days, 3 hours ago

            True. I would've definitely held on to him if I wasn't WCing this GW, due to other serious fires needing more attention. A defender each from City and Chelsea and wanting Son as well is my reason for shipping him on my WC.

        2. Pedersen
          • 3 Years
          12 days, 3 hours ago

          Maybe this is true, but unless you plan a ft 5 games ahead when you want him back by then, i would just stick with him. As long he matches the others there is no reason to ship him

        3. EugeMurts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          12 days, 3 hours ago

          Agree too

          1. brendon
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            12 days, 1 hour ago

            Antonio isn’t fixture proof however west ham are more of a counter attacking team so some of these bigger teams which have a pressing style actually suits west hams style of play. I wouldn’t sell him

  2. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Newcastle likely to become the most disliked team in the PL.

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 3 hours ago

      Newcastle are now at a level they won’t even consider Sunderland a derby game.

      Their main rivals are the likes of Liverpool, PSG, Man City, Real Madrid and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights!

      1. EugeMurts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        12 days, 3 hours ago

        Well they’ve a bit to go to get there (even the declaration of human rights) but good luck to them. Shake up the status quo

  3. Teomi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    12 days, 3 hours ago

    Great article!
    My biggest decision is to stick or let Antonio leave on my wc…
    Think I’m a bit more confident now!

    1. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 4 Years
      12 days, 3 hours ago

      Thank you very much!

  4. RedWolf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 3 hours ago

    How's this wacky WC?

    Ramsdale Foster
    TAA Duffy Livramento White Manquillo
    Salah Son KDB Raphinha Brownhill
    Lukaku Toney Davis

    1. One Wheels Enough
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 3 hours ago

      Good fun... Duffy might be at risk in terms of being nailed going forward and you'll need KDB to play every week.

      1. EugeMurts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        12 days, 3 hours ago

        Downgrade kdb and upgrade 1 defender and 1 attacker

  5. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    12 days, 3 hours ago

    Think it's more about West Ham going off the boil now with fixture congestion and Moyes' commitment to do well In Europe. And Antonio generally doesn't play well when the team isn't playing well.

    1. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 4 Years
      12 days, 3 hours ago

      Yeah, another good point. Bit of a wafer-thin squad, too, a risk of the players around him being run into the ground by December even if he himself is being managed carefully.

      1. Echoes
        • 1 Year
        12 days, 3 hours ago

        Yeah. Their thin squad does worry me as well. He'll still score points imo, but if one's on a WC, like me, downgrading him to other options who'll match his points for sometime to come will probably help use the money elsewhere.

  6. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
    • 6 Years
    12 days, 3 hours ago

    "Fixture proof pick" is a dangerous tongue twister

    1. One Wheels Enough
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 3 hours ago

      🙂

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        12 days, 2 hours ago

        One wheel is enough on a unicycle - when it goes flat however ..

  7. Alex1995
    • 5 Years
    12 days, 3 hours ago

    Thoughts on this WC team?

    Ramsdale Foster
    Dias Cancelo Rudiger Livra Duffy
    Salah Son Raph Townsend Brownhill
    Lukaku Antonio Toney

    1. Pedersen
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 3 hours ago

      Toney down to fodder and Duffy to taa ?

      1. Alex1995
        • 5 Years
        12 days, 3 hours ago

        Had considered this, but feel I can get away with no TAA for the next few weeks (when City’s defensive prospects look really good), then will likely upgrade Dias to TAA and downgrade someone else to pay for it

    2. EugeMurts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 3 hours ago

      Looks good

  8. EmreCan Hustle
    • 9 Years
    12 days, 3 hours ago

    Thoughts on his WC draft?

    Ramsdale Foster
    TAA Cancelo Rudiger White Livramento
    Salah Son Foden Saka Mbeumo
    Lukaku Hwang 4.5

    Nothing in the bank.

    Thanks.

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 3 hours ago

      Very nice- only comment is for long term would rather Toney- Hwang still bit of an unknown which means ESR over Saka

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 9 Years
        12 days, 3 hours ago

        Cheers DD.

        What do you think of ESR's potential? I don't mind him over Saka, but only if he's nailed.

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          12 days, 3 hours ago

          Played 90 x 4 games, 87 x 1 and 60 x1 - 28 x1

          So think going to get good game time and getting into good positions. You have 2 decent bench options

          1. EmreCan Hustle
            • 9 Years
            12 days, 3 hours ago

            Cheers.

        2. Bertonian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          12 days, 3 hours ago

          Arsenal firing a lot of blanks at present 4 x nil, 2 x 1 & 3 against Spurs

    2. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 3 hours ago

      Looks good. Don't want Raphinha or just can't fit him in?

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 9 Years
        12 days, 3 hours ago

        I have Raphinha in my team atm....but not sure about Leeds. If they show form, he's in.

    3. EugeMurts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 3 hours ago

      Looks good for 4-5-1 but for more flexibility I’d downgrade Son to upgrade Hwang

  9. FantasyHero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    12 days, 3 hours ago

    Alonso got benched 1 gw and everyone seems to be writing him off. Ofc he is still rotation risk but I have seen WC teams on here bringing chilwell in! No way is chilwell more nailed than Alonso.

    Unless, I have missed something...

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 3 hours ago

      Wouldn't touch either of them tbh.

      1. GE
        • 5 Years
        12 days, 3 hours ago

        This

        1. mox81
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          12 days, 3 hours ago

          In their defence, they generally play the whole match so if, for instance Livra is on the bench with good fixtures, there's decent potential upside. I brought Chilly in on a WC last week for fun 4-5 weeks before he goes back to TAA. But that's me - I can't get on board with Rudiger, Dias etc...too safe!

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

            It’ll end in tears.

            1. mox81
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              12 days, 1 hour ago

              As a strategy, it usually pays off, you've got to play it your way tho, good luck!

    2. JohnnyRev7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      12 days, 3 hours ago

      Chilly was always waiting in the wings until his head was sorted. Marcos was a stop gap.

      1. Bertonian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        12 days, 2 hours ago

        The answer is they will both play, 2 games a week so likely 1 each! No harm in having them but have a good bench

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

          There is a harm in having them at their price

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 2 hours ago

      I badly wanted Alonso last week, but saw him as a rotation risk. Now I know he is.

      1. Nomar
        • 11 Years
        12 days, 2 hours ago

        I badly wanted him too.

        Unlike you, I foolishly did get him!

    4. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 1 hour ago

      Agree. I might not buy him, but I wouldn't sell just yet. (I am the latter.)

  10. GE
    • 5 Years
    12 days, 3 hours ago

    1) Ronaldo and Shaw -> Lukaku and Cancelo (-4)
    2) Greenwood -> Foden
    3) Other suggestions?

    (1FT, 0.6 itb)

    Sanchez
    TAA/Rudiger/White
    Salah/Greenwood/Benrahma/Saka
    Ronaldo/Antonio/ASM

    Bench: Steele, Shaw, Williams, Gilmour

  11. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 3 hours ago

    Is there a Fantasy game for the international breaks?

    Want to see if I’m just as unlucky in that lol

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

      Didn’t you have a really good season last year ?

      Luck comes and goes mate, always has done always will do!

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 17 mins ago

        Yes one and only though

  12. Tempestic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    12 days, 2 hours ago

    Why no love for Guaita on WC?

    1. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 2 hours ago

      Plenty of better options around his price point

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        12 days, 2 hours ago

        But why are they better? Palace looking very solid. Underlying stats good despite horrid fixtures. For me it comes down to him vs ramsdale as the best 2

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 2 hours ago

      Naah

    3. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 2 hours ago

      If they were still playing Woy football but just with better players, I would be all over him.

      However, I'm not sure the new style will produce as many CS or shots easily saved.

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        12 days, 2 hours ago

        So far it looks good on the data. Low xGc and big chances but a decent amount of shots conceded. Saves, bonus. But that might just be coz of the tough opposition making them sit back, in the easier fixtures u might be right, although you'd probably expect easier fixtures would breed more cleansheets

  13. Cheeky Onion
    • 3 Years
    12 days, 2 hours ago

    I have a decent squad but considering WC to load up on City/Chelsea players. 1 FT & 1.9m ITB

    Sanchez
    TAA - Rudi - Reguilon
    Salah - Raph - Benrhama - Sarr
    Ronaldo - Antonio - Toney
    Foster - Veltman - Tsim - Brownhill

    Would do Sanchez, Regulion, Tsim, Veltman, Benrhama - Sarr - Ronaldo > Ramsdale, Cancelo, Dias, Livra, Saka, Townsend, Lukaku

    Worth it or save for a more dire situation?

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

      I had a similar squad and wild carded because I felt like it. It feels good.

      1. Cheeky Onion
        • 3 Years
        12 days, 2 hours ago

        Certainly makes the IB more bearable

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

          Indeed. We have more to come but I always targeted this one for the fixture swing. I fell triple City is a must.

          1. Cheeky Onion
            • 3 Years
            12 days, 2 hours ago

            Cancelo, Dias, &.....?

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              12 days, 1 hour ago

              Well I’m trying to decide between Foden and Jesus

    2. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 2 hours ago

      The fixture swing is good. I wish in retrospect of moving Benrahma to a 4.5m in my WC last week but still gained 25 points so a -4 point hit may or may not be required.

  14. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 2 hours ago

    Dias or Cancelo?

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

      I’m going with both and a solid back up.

    2. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 2 hours ago

      I went both too.

    3. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 2 hours ago

      Cancelo for me but Dias a good pick too.

    4. Cheeky Onion
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 2 hours ago

      Cancelo if I had to pick one

    5. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      12 days, 2 hours ago

      Cancelo offers more attacking returns.

    6. Krispy Kreme
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 1 hour ago

      Cancelo

  15. Crunchie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    12 days, 2 hours ago

    i never posted it last week, as I waited until Friday to WC in GW 7 as it was so poor in GW6 with all the Man U players

    Got a benching headache now lol

    Could still RMWCT as I never have done it before even though it is an after thought.

    Ramsdale (Foster)
    Azpi, Rudiger, Dias, Cancelo, Livramento
    Saka, Salah, Gallagher, Raphinha, Benrahma
    Antonio, Lukaku, Jiminez

    🙂

    1. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      12 days, 2 hours ago

      Quite tasty that, but yes, good players will have to be left on the bench.

      Problem is that if you decide to try and get another premium it then completely screws everything up, so you’re kind of stuck between a rock and a hard place.

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        12 days, 2 hours ago

        Yeah lol, i have a route to get TAA in later and then son after that, Toney also on my radar.

    2. Cheeky Onion
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 2 hours ago

      Not sure how much I like the Antonio Benrhama double up going forward. If I WC I'm swapping Benny for Saka/Townsend

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        12 days, 2 hours ago

        Yea that my regret. If i went Luiz instead of Benrahma which i did hover with 5 mins to go but bottled it. 🙂

  16. Nomar
    • 11 Years
    12 days, 2 hours ago

    I know it’s over a week away, but if Digne is out injured I’m in even more trouble than I’m potentially in already.

    TAA, Digne, Alonso, Tsimikas. Only Ben White is a certainty at the moment in my back line.

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 2 hours ago

      Do you have a WC Nomar?

      1. Nomar
        • 11 Years
        11 days, 14 hours ago

        Belated reply to this, but yes I have my WC still.

        Was hoping to use it in GW11 or 12 but being tempted by it now.

  17. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    12 days, 2 hours ago

    A Is Alonso a hold if in team ( with Livramento Semedo bench options) ?

    Or

    B if TAA fit take -4 to get in funded by Greenwood or Jota to Mbeumo

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 2 hours ago

      if TAA is fit i would still do B, but if not, Livra is really good fixtres

  18. RedWolf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 2 hours ago

    Cracked it:

    Ramsdale Foster
    Cancelo Walker Rudiger Duffy Livramento
    Salah Son Raphinha Foden Mbuemo
    Lukaku Toney Armstrong

    1. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      12 days, 2 hours ago

      Well done. You can now log out of FPL for the next 8 days.

  19. Pep bites Kun
    • 5 Years
    12 days, 2 hours ago

    I've noticed some long pauses between postings on this site. Are the raiders still at the gate? My compliments to the admin team at keeping them out!

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      12 days, 2 hours ago

      Friday night of an international break. Raiders will raid regardless of security precautiins taken. Some of them thrive on the challenge.

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        12 days, 2 hours ago

        Been there - done that! They all thrive on the challenge. They love a bit of disruption, wherever they can cause it. The harder the security, the more it will make them move on to easier prey.

  20. Cheeky Onion
    • 3 Years
    12 days, 2 hours ago

    On WC

    TAA, Raph, Antonio or Azpi, Son, Hwang?

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      12 days, 2 hours ago

      TRA

    2. Coldplay
      • 9 Years
      12 days, 2 hours ago

      Is Antonio/Hwang your 2nd striker? The former imo

    3. FPLMACKEM
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 2 hours ago

      First option.

    4. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 2 hours ago

      For this gw or the next 4 gws?

      1. Cheeky Onion
        • 3 Years
        12 days, 1 hour ago

        Going forward generally

  21. FPLMACKEM
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    12 days, 2 hours ago

    Best gk on wc?

    A Sanchez
    B Ramsdale

    1. RedRo
        12 days, 2 hours ago

        I’d have said Ramsdale when he was 4.5. I’d probably go Raya now but if it’s between those two I’d say Ramsdale

        1. FPLMACKEM
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          12 days, 2 hours ago

          I'm on wc and already brought Ramsdale in before his price rise. I have him and Sanchez at 4.6.

          1. RedRo
              12 days, 2 hours ago

              Nice. I’d keep Ramsdale then

        2. Cheeky Onion
          • 3 Years
          12 days, 2 hours ago

          B. Sanchez has City and Liverpool looming

          1. FPLMACKEM
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            12 days, 2 hours ago

            Exactly my thoughts. My only worry is Leno could get back in if he has a bad game.

        3. Coldplay
          • 9 Years
          12 days, 2 hours ago

          B. Sanchez face both Pool and City in the next 3

      • Coldplay
        • 9 Years
        12 days, 2 hours ago

        Ings & Grealish -> Lukaku & Raph (-4)

        Yes or no? Is Raph likely to start next game with the covid rules and all?

        1. FPLMACKEM
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          12 days, 2 hours ago

          I'd wait until the last minute to make those moves in case there is any news. If Raphina is available I'd say yes. They are both nailed on my wc.

          1. Coldplay
            • 9 Years
            12 days, 2 hours ago

            Issue with that is I could lose 0.3 with both Raph and Lukaku probably rising soon and Ings falling

            1. FPLMACKEM
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              12 days, 1 hour ago

              Points over £ to though. This season I haven't put too much focus on price rises.

      • FPLMACKEM
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        12 days, 2 hours ago

        Anyone else on wc considering the Toney mbeumo double up?

        1. Coldplay
          • 9 Years
          12 days, 2 hours ago

          Think there are better options than Mbuemo at that price range like Everton boys. Toney probably the best option at his price

        2. RedRo
            12 days, 2 hours ago

            Yes, definitely. May go for Maupay as a one week punt before moving to Toney too (or maybe even ASM as a 2 week punt)

          • FPLMACKEM
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            12 days, 1 hour ago

            Cheers. I've had Toney since gw1 so will definitely be holding him on wc. I just think when Brentford score toney or mbeumo are always likely to be involved. They remind me of the Deeney Ighalo partnership.

          • Mozumbus
              12 days, 57 mins ago

              Yes, I'm considering it. Already have Toney, will hold. Had Mbeumo in the early weeks, leaning to bring him back.

          • Winston.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            12 days, 2 hours ago

            A. Jimenez + Gray/Gallagher or
            B. Hwang + Jota/Mount ?

            1. Coldplay
              • 9 Years
              12 days, 2 hours ago

              A with Gray

            2. THFC4LIFE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              12 days, 1 hour ago

              Tough. Probably A

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

            I give you £10k and you have to bet it on 1 of 2 things

            Black coming up on 1 spin of the roulette wheel

            You finishing in the top 50k this year

            Which would you play?

            Which would you play?

            1. Jonny HOW SON?
              • 6 Years
              12 days, 2 hours ago

              top 50k

              I mean what's the point of playing if you don't aim high?

            2. THFC4LIFE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              12 days, 2 hours ago

              Top 50k 100%

              At 306k now if I don’t finish top 50k it’s been a bad season

            3. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              12 days, 1 hour ago

              Top 50k

            4. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 4 Years
              12 days, 53 mins ago

              Everyone on here should be aiming for top 50k surely

          • Tomerick
            • 7 Years
            12 days, 2 hours ago

            What’s the prevailing opinion on the Chilwell vs Alonso debate right now?

            1. Coldplay
              • 9 Years
              12 days, 2 hours ago

              Get Azpi and sleep tight

              1. Tomerick
                • 7 Years
                12 days, 2 hours ago

                Too rich for my blood

                1. GreennRed
                  • 10 Years
                  12 days, 2 hours ago

                  He'll cover the hit you take to get him and then some.

            2. GreennRed
              • 10 Years
              12 days, 2 hours ago

              Avoid both.

            3. THFC4LIFE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              12 days, 2 hours ago

              Wouldn’t get either atm, too much uncertainty. Azpi or Rudiger

            4. RedRo
                12 days, 1 hour ago

                I’d go nowhere near either.

            5. Ronnies
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              12 days, 1 hour ago

              Worth a -4 ?

              Ronaldo, Greenwood > Lukaku, Son

              Cheers.

              1. Mozumbus
                  12 days, 56 mins ago

                  No

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

                Started getting into my whiskey, any recommendations?

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

                    Blimey, I’ll stick that on the Christmas list. Thanks mate.

                    1. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      12 days, 1 hour ago

                      I think I had a 300+ comment thread on this back when this site was awesome.

                    2. GreennRed
                      • 10 Years
                      12 days, 1 hour ago

                      See if someone can get it duty free for you. Probably here is the most expensive place to get it from!

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

                    Yes the 21yo is wonderful, albeit a little inaccessible

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  12 days, 1 hour ago

                  Dear God, you have stumbled upon me, I’m pretty much an expert. What would you like to know? What do you like, hate, want to get into?
                  In terms of Irish whiskey, Redbreast is simply a given. Their 15yo is almost perfect.

                  1. GreennRed
                    • 10 Years
                    12 days, 1 hour ago

                    I wouldn't be one for neat whisky. Bit girly drinking Jameson soda! But went to a whiskey fair before COVID. Great night and I enjoyed a few neat shots.

                    https://www.whiskeylivedublin.com/

                    1. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      12 days, 1 hour ago

                      Without any form of judgement, you might be quite young. If not, wtf? 😆
                      Whiskey is wonderful. If you are young; my sisters ex said the worst thing he ever tasted was Laphroaig, a week later he said the best thing he ever tasted was Laphroaig. Pallets change quickly.

                      1. GreennRed
                        • 10 Years
                        12 days, 1 hour ago

                        I'll be 53 in a couple of weeks. I like whiskey, used to have a nice few pints of porter, and a few neat Jimmys with a cigar before heading out clubbing in the 80s and 90s before the Puritans stopped drinking in pubs. I prefer to dilute it a bit now in my old age!

                        1. Rupert The Horse
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          12 days, 1 hour ago

                          Oh then I doth my cap with respect sir. I always respect my elders and I’m sorry that I didn’t in this circumstance.

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

                    Hello Rupert, anything you could direct me towards, as a newbie in this world.

                    1. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      12 days, 1 hour ago

                      Hey mate. You’d have to tell me something about your tastes. Never ever discriminate

                      1. Rupert The Horse
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        12 days, 1 hour ago

                        ….where the whiskey is from. American is just as good as Scotch, Japanese as good as Irish etc

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

                          Scotch thus far at home, Haig Club and Glenfidditch. But have tried Irish out and about and enjoyed that too.

                          Yet to try Japanese.

                          1. Rupert The Horse
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            12 days, 1 hour ago

                            Again, with no patronising tone (I’ve already been wrong on this thread), if you’re trying Haig, you must be young as it’s a David Beckam whiskey.
                            I would encourage you to buy the Michael Jackson whiskey book.
                            The whiskey you are currently trying are very basic.
                            Your next step is other parts of The Highlands and then go to Islay.
                            If you want to talk further my email is

                            rupert_lovinond@yahoo.co.uk

                            1. Weak Become Heros
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              12 days, 56 mins ago

                              Thanks will check it out Rupert. I should add I had no interest in whiskey prior to my birthday when I got these 2 bottles as gifts.

                              Opened them about a month ago and now have a taste for it but appreciate there is a lot more out there outside of the Beckham marketing machine 🙂

                              Any websites perhaps to visit for guidance on beginners whiskey?

                          2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                            • 4 Years
                            12 days, 1 hour ago

                            Plus one for Japanese.
                            In 19th/early 20th century they sent people to Europe and America to learn about education, engineering, law, military tactics and technology, railways etc. And one lucky soul got sent to Scotland and learned how to make whisky. Came back with a Scottish wife and started Suntory, still one of there main producers.

                            1. Weak Become Heros
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              12 days, 56 mins ago

                              Thank you mate.

                        2. Reece’s Pieces
                            12 days, 1 hour ago

                            Redbreast is highly recommended. I’ve only tried the 12yr but I keep going back to it. My go to Irish whiskey

                            1. Reece’s Pieces
                                12 days, 1 hour ago

                                Glengoyne is my favourite Scotch. Anything from 12yrs up is worth having. I got the 21yr as a gift - sublime

                                1. Rupert The Horse
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  12 days, 1 hour ago

                                  The most interesting I’ve ever had was the Springbank ‘98 Vintage. Tasted like capsicum. Very weird but wonderful.
                                  After that was George Dickel green label

                    2. Ógie
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      11 days, 23 hours ago

                      Noting like a some good uisce beatha/water of life.

                      Here are some of my go to whiskey.....

                      Redbreast,the older the better
                      Green spot and Yellow Spot
                      Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition
                      Connemara 12 Year Old

                      1. Weak Become Heros
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        11 days, 14 hours ago

                        Thanks very much mate.

                  3. Krispy Kreme
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    12 days, 1 hour ago

                    On a WC, which option is better. A or B?

                    Ramsdale Foster
                    Cancelo Rudiger xxx Duffy Livra
                    Salah Son Raphinha xxx ESR
                    Lukaku Antonio Hwang

                    A. TAA + Townsend/Mbuemo

                    B. James/Walker/Chilwell/Laporte + Foden/Grealish

                    Thanks!

                    1. Bertonian
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      12 days, 1 hour ago

                      James & Foden
                      Your bench can cover any possible rotation for James

                    2. Mozumbus
                        12 days, 52 mins ago

                        A when Mbeumo

                    3. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      12 days, 1 hour ago

                      I feel this applies to many posts I’ve seen in the last2 days.
                      Given that the Brazil game finishes less than 36 hours before the Leeds game starts, are you on wild cards keeping him?

                      1. GreennRed
                        • 10 Years
                        12 days, 1 hour ago

                        Raphina?

                        1. Rupert The Horse
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          12 days, 1 hour ago

                          Wow, I’ve missed the most important part, the actual players name. 😆
                          Yes Raph

                          1. GreennRed
                            • 10 Years
                            12 days, 1 hour ago

                            Get him cis a sub will cover if he doesn't play and he's worth having.

                            1. Rupert The Horse
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              12 days, 1 hour ago

                              Already have him but might sell for Foden.

                      2. Krispy Kreme
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        12 days, 1 hour ago

                        Definitely!

                        1. Rupert The Horse
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          12 days, 1 hour ago

                          I might gamble and get Raph back after a game or two.

                          1. Krispy Kreme
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            12 days, 1 hour ago

                            I don’t like booking in transfers within the next GW or two just after a WC as you never know what else can happen. I’m just going in with a solid bench to cover him if needed.

                      3. Tomerick
                        • 7 Years
                        12 days, 1 hour ago

                        Livramento covers and also gets a boost to clean sheet odds if Raph doesn’t play.

                        1. Rupert The Horse
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          12 days, 1 hour ago

                          Well said

                          1. brendon
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            12 days, 1 hour ago

                            I would be surprised if raphinha plays. But I would hold him and would have him on a wild card as now he will have had a weeks rest. Might make livramento a good option if Leeds don’t have raphinha back in time

                      4. SINGH
                        • 3 Years
                        12 days, 1 hour ago

                        Have sold him on WC for Saka. Don't want to have 4 defenders paying as I already have three and want 4 MIDs so brought Saka. Plus once Raphinha is scoring a bit more then I can easily swap for Saka