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How checklists can help you make better FPL decisions: Part 2

Ex-FPL winner Simon March: How to avoid getting carried away with your GW1 picks

In my previous article, we discussed how checklists have dramatically improved outcomes in areas as diverse as air travel safety and reducing hospital infections and considered how they might also improve decision-making when it comes to Fantasy Premier League (FPL). In particular, I suggested that they might help compensate for our imperfect memories, mitigate our tendency towards overconfidence and help control our impulses.

This week, I’ll be expanding on the topic to address the question of what makes a good decision checklist, how best to use one and, finally, I’ll share the checklist that I’ll be using this season to help steer my transfer decisions.

And, no, I don’t have anything better to do. Nor do you. So let’s begin.

What Makes a Good Decision Checklist

What will make a good checklist will vary depending on the context. If you’re dealing with something particularly complex, such as a shuttle launch, the checklist might necessarily be quite long. 

A good decision checklist, however, will always be as short as possible and only feature important items. The longer a checklist is, the longer it will take to complete and the more likely it will not be used or not be used properly.

Focusing only on what is most important is also vital as this allows you to afford your time to areas where it will be most significantly spent. In addition, if a checklist has too many items, it might go too far in narrowing the options available.

In summary, a good decision checklist is detailed enough to be useful, but judicious with its items, allowing it to be completed easily and be efficient in its scope.

How to Use a Checklist

Now that we’ve established that bigger is not necessarily better when it comes to checklists, we should also acknowledge that it’s how you use them that really counts.

The point of a decision checklist is that it introduces consistency and rigour to the decision process and, as a result, it helps control some of the more negative effects of our cognitive biases. The value of checklists, however, is not necessarily measured by how rigidly or dogmatically their items are followed.

Context is always important and each item should always be considered in relation to where you are in your FPL season at that particular moment. For example, your checklist items might effectively rule out a particular player but, perhaps, this player has a double gameweek or maybe you are about to Wildcard after this Gameweek, meaning you only need the player for one week as a punt.

These and other factors can influence whether the items of your checklist are appropriate for that moment and, while it is important to take them relatively seriously if you want them to work, they are there to guide your decisions, not to dictate them.

Finally, a checklist does not need to be written in stone but, ideally, should evolve and be perfected over time. If it needs additional items, or items to be removed to be effective, go ahead and add or subtract them.

My Transfer Decision Checklist

Because I like to ‘eat my own dog food’ (not literally) I’ve drafted a checklist that I’ll be running all my transfer decisions past this season. Generally, I’m using this after I’ve identified a player I might want as a means of either deciding between multiple options or as a final sense-check before I push the transfer button.

Currently, I use a traffic light system marking each item as Green = Good, Yellow = Caution, Red = Bad based on how well the player fits that particular item. If my checklist is all or mostly green, I’ll go ahead with the transfer. If it’s significantly yellow or red, I’ll either look at other options or any contextual factors that might mitigate them.

Here’s the checklist:

  1. Are they nailed on?
  2. Are their next six fixtures favourable?
  3. If I had to, would I be happy to hold them for the whole season?
  4. Do they negatively impact my team’s flexibility?
  5. Do they play for a good team?
  6. Are they heavily involved for their team (e.g. the ‘talisman’ and/or on set pieces)?
  7. Do they actually improve my team over the player I’m transferring out?
  8. Are there bigger issues to solve first?
  9. Can I make this transfer later in the week?
  10. Could I bank this transfer instead?

Now, I stress, this checklist is not an exhaustive list of the factors I look at when picking a player, I still look at underlying statistics, eye test and all the other things we might use when making decisions and these could, indeed, be checklist items themselves. For me, however, my checklist reflects the principles which, when I stick to them, tend to correlate with me doing better in FPL. Ideally your own checklist will be similarly tailored based on your own experiences.

The added benefit of personalising your decision checklist is that, if it really doesn’t work, you will at least have empirical evidence that your preferred strategy might not be ideal. That doesn’t sound like much of a consolation but, in the long run, it could be an extremely valuable insight, and one that you can only gain through consistency in your style of play.

Finally, checklists need not only be for transfer decisions. They might be used for captaincy decision criteria or deciding when to Wildcard or to play other chips or all sorts of FPL-related decisions you might want to introduce more accountability for.

Summary

A good decision checklist is short but substantial. Too long, and they may be overly restrictive and will probably put you off investing your time in completing them. But, they should include the items that you consider important to your decision process.

Good use of a checklist does not necessarily require dogmatic adherence to its items and the current context will always be important to consider. Checklists are there to make you stop and think and their true value comes from the consistency with which they are used.

Finally, the best checklists will reflect your own experience of the game and the challenges you have faced. We all have our individual strengths and weaknesses and decision checklists not only give us cause to consider what those might be, but they also give us a means of taking account and consistently addressing them whenever we make an FPL decision.

494 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Varane injured.

    We're ****ed

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      How good is he just yet? Looks like he's still adapting to stepup to PL intensity.1 cleansheet in 5 and hardly stellar opponents.

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Varane will single handidly add 20CS's a year to United!

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Sorry, I have a bad habit of reposting BS from pre season on here

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Gonna say United’s defense aren’t going to be the factor in their success. Slab + 1 is always going to be sus no matter who the +1 is.

  2. Totalfootball
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    No idea how solskjaer has not been sacked this IB yet

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Usually doesn’t happen when you’re 2 points from the top of the table. Arteta on the other hand.

      1. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        10 points from the last 12?

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Lost one game so far. Not a catastrophe.

      2. BENOIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Farcical to compare Ole with Arteta on so many levels.... whether money spent, squad depth, time in situ.

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Ole been managing Man Utd for 9 months longer than Arteta been managing Arsenal, so sure he’s had a few months more.

        2. RedRo
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Yeah, and the value of the squad Ole inherited too. They've spent over a billion since Ferguson left. Being two points off the top at this stage isn't some huge achievement.

        3. SINGH
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Cannot compare OGS to Arteta. OGS has had far more management experience than Arteta by managing in Norway and Cardiff. This is Artetas first management job, he hasn't even managed a reserve team!

      3. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        No point in sacking a coach if you don't have a replacement that will improve them.

      4. jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Ogs is ultimate glazer manager.

        Why would they sack him? Its his dream job, and will never kick up a fuss, so essentially a yes man.

        Nice buffer between the glazers and the fans as well.

        And he should still manage top 4( nevermind its probably deepest squad after city) which at the end of the day is all glazers want. They aren't concerned with title challenges.

        Ogs is going no where, for a long time.

        1. Echoes
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          This

      5. Bada Bing
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        The Glazers don't care about winning titles, they only care about money. United will never win anything big with yes man and glorified PE teacher Ole at the helm, and that is just fine with the Glazers, as long as the money keeps coming.

        1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I have to laugh at this. Not an Arsenal or Man U fan (or any PL league team).
          But what you are saying has echoes of what used to be said about Arsene Wenger a much more successful manager granted - but the football landscape is different now
          . I will quote what Bercow then in response to Wenger out - 'Be careful what you wish for

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SdUJmRj9AU

          Also Man United has three other managers since Ferguson.
          Moyes (it was too soon for him) - no league win
          Van Gaal (a top class manager) - no league win
          Mourinho (top class manager) - no league win

          Plus Mourinho intimated during his time at Man United that a big rebuilding job was needed at Man United.
          That is OGS remit a long term strategy developing youth etc and setting it up for the future. Plus the Glazers know most Man United fans will give OGS time to do so.

          1. Bada Bing
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            You're basically saying the same thing I was, which is the Glazers are just happy with incremental progress and a manager who doesn't rock the boat - winning trophies is not required. OGS wouldn't have gotten any other Epl team's manager job with his cv. United's squad is now about on a par with the other big clubs, but their manager is clearly the weak link.

      6. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Unless they want Conte … no point.

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Or do checklists fool us into thinking we have things sorted? Its good to have them, but you need to know when to ignore them as well

      1. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Can I interest you in my FPL Gantt chart app? Text and e-mail alerts for those vital moments. It's fixture proof and Google assistant compatible.

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I'm not giving you my fpl details.

        2. Ruth_NZ
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Sounds amazing. Does it designate a critical decision-making path then?

    3. Alex1995
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      A or B on WC?

      A)
      Raya Foster
      TAA Cancelo Rudiger Duffy Livra
      Salah FODEN Raph Gallagher MBUEMO
      Lukaku JIMI Toney

      B)
      Raya Foster
      TAA Cancelo Rudiger Duffy Livra
      Salah SON Raph Gallagher D. LUIZ
      Lukaku HWANG Toney

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        A

      2. F4L
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        honestly maybe B but Mbuemo instead of Hwang and switch to 352? Still a strong enough bench with Duffy/Livra if you have to include a 4.5 non starting striker.

    4. Redhawk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      What do you think of this WC team?

      Ramsdale Foster
      TAA James Cancelo Manquillo Livramento
      Salah Son Raphinha Mbuemo Foden
      Lukaku Toney Davis

      0itb.

      3 players currently flagged (TAA, James, Lukaku) and a few players not nailed.

      Having said that, I'm fairly happy with this 352 / 442 team.

      Any changes?

      1. F4L
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        very nice, but Foden/James appeal is lessened by the amount of times they are subbed on when benched.

      2. jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Team looks good, but I'd want Antonio until he gets injured!

      3. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I'm holding off with TAA

    5. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Assume all fit, correct starting team,
      Or bring tomiyasu in for duffy/someone else?

      Ramsdale
      Cancelo - Alonso - Rudigar - Duffy
      Sarah- Saka - Raphina
      Ronaldo - Lukaku - Antonio
      Tomiyasu - Luiz - Brownhill

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Lane switcher, paint dripper, drank sipper
        Cap peeler (Black), make you black flipper
        Sick of the Rudigar

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Doesnt really matter with a brazilian in your team

          1. jason_ni
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            I still reckon raph will feature.. how much time is he back before the game?
            maybe I should just bench him!

      2. EffPeeEll
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Is Sarah your Gf?

        1. jason_ni
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Sarah is my #1. is Salah for my phone since I factory reset it and lost all stored words.

    6. F4L
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      So who do you pick of the 3 Everton cheap mids?

      Doucoure - most likely to play 90, given freedom to roam, 17/18 + 18/19 played a similar role for Watford and got 3.8 and 3.5 PPG respectively. Now playing in a better side.

      Townsend - on most set pieces, the biggest goal threat of the 3 so far, but concern over minutes, especially once Richarlison and DCL are back.

      Gray - passed the eye test with flying colours, but attacking threat is pretty poor in comparison, being forced to create his own chances to have shots on goal.

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Why not DCL?

        1. F4L
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          yeah good pick but he's competing with Bamford/Antonio at a different price point.

        2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Poster said midfielders.

      2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I landed on Dacoure a few gameweeks back for the very reasons you outlined. Sort of like a Lampard/Gerard 2.0 plus is involved in assists. The safest and most consistent source of points out of the three IMO. Everton do have a difficult run coming up around gw11-15. I am thinking about shipping him out by then,

    7. EffPeeEll
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Another pointless IB post IMO

      read 3 lines and your eyes start bleeding.

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Are you serious? This is genuine insight

        1. EffPeeEll
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Surely anything serious or insightful is behind a paywall

          1. Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            So you assume that and dont bother reading. In which case, why are you here exactly?

            1. EffPeeEll
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 24 days ago

              In my previous article, we discussed how checklists have dramatically improved outcomes in areas as diverse as air travel safety and reducing hospital infections and considered how they might also improve decision-making when it comes to Fantasy Premier League (FPL). In particular, I suggested that they might help compensate for our imperfect memories, mitigate our tendency towards overconfidence and help control our impulses.

              got that far to be honest

              half of this game malarkey is based on sheer luck ffs

              1. noquarternt
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                I think the fact that there are FPL players that consistently finish in the top 10k over many years proves that there is a skill to it.

                It’s a refreshing article on decision making processes.

                1. GreennRed
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  I don't take it that seriously but I can see the benefits there. In Ireland we might call that 'knocking the craic out of it' but respect to anyone who can get to that level.

                2. Ruth_NZ
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  It doesn't. It proves that if you play strictly to make a top 10k or top 20k finish you can do it fairly often. It will even be recognised in the FFS HOF. But to do that you will sacrifice the idea of true excellence, of playing to win, of trying to be better at the game than anyone else.

                  It's like Tim Henman. He made 6 Grand Slam semi-finals and 10 quarter-finals, all in a 9-year period from 1996 to 2004. But he never won one, never reached a final and was realistically never close to winning a Major. Being a losing semi-finalist looks close but it isn't really. He just wasn't good enough.

                  Now, the way the HOF works, that would be highly rated indeed. It's like the guy Yavuz Kabuk that was interviewed recently, with talk of his 7 top 10k finishes and his "consistent brilliance" as it is described. But when you read his comments it becomes apparent that he has developed a strategy that is entirely aimed at a top 10k finish. He's not aiming to win; he's not trying to win. He's not trying to excel. He is aiming to play the percentage game in a steady way to gain a steady result.

                  Now, that is fine, lots of people would have no higher aim and Mr. Kabuk doubtless does it very well. But to laud such achievements is to accept that the pinnacle is beyond reach and that you are better not to aim for it, lest in reaching too high you slip and fall below the consistent 10k approach he exemplifies.

                  Nothing truly worthwhile was ever achieved in that way.

                3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                  • 12 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  I wouldn't say it is 'refreshing' more like 'common sense' IB filler.
                  But you are correct about FPL not being pure luck when the same fpl gamers keep doing well consistently.

              2. Bushwhacker
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                More than half, its mostly luck

    8. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I’m all for no line drawing but what the hell was that!?

      1. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Joke of a decision

    9. Podorsky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      KDB and Mbueno OR Foden and Mount? Will have a decent bench but maybe Fiden and Mount is a bench too far?

      1. VIVA_RONALDO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Easy KDB and Mbuemo

      2. F4L
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        the issue with Foden/Mount is benchings and then sub appearances, they drag down the players' PPG too much for my liking. Take Foden for example last season, 12 appearances of his 28 he played less than 60 minutes, that's painful. 10 times as an unused sub.

        Mount should see more gametime, but with Werner's return to form, that leaves 1 spot for Havertz/Ziyech/Pulisic/Mount and that's if Tuchel only wants to play 2 of Kova/Jorg/Kante/Saul/RLC/Barkley etc. Just puts me off owning either of Mount/Foden

    10. VIVA_RONALDO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      a) Adam Armstrong + Son
      b) Jimmy + Foden

      1. Camzy
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        A

      2. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I prefer A slightly

      3. F4L
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        A but it's a shame you can't afford Toney instead of AA

    11. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Evening chaps

      Jota & Antonio to KDB & Armstrong-4?

      1. F4L
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        would not be selling Antonio

        1. Bam Saka Laca
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          This

          1. BrockLanders
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            WHU fixtures taking a turn. Not a good time to shift??

            1. GreennRed
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Not until his form goes.

              1. BrockLanders
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Might just ditch Jota. Who for though?

                Current Mid: Salah, Docoure, Gallagher, Sarr

                1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Foden is the popular pick. As a former Torres owner I’m hesitant though.

    12. Bobadoba
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Play Toney (tricky Chelsea game), White or Normann?

      1. Bam Saka Laca
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        White

      2. Camzy
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Toney. Benching a penalty taker is not for me.

      3. F4L
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Toney just edges White for me, Palace's attack is starting to click, Brentford will cause any defence problems at home this season.

      4. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        White.

      5. RedRo
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Please don't ever bench Toney

          1. Bobadoba
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Ok thanks people.

      6. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        https://www.chelseafc.com/en/news/2021/10/10/lukaku-to-miss-nations-league-finale

        Do we think Lukaku will be rested for Brentford and Malmo?

        1. BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Probably miss neither. Sounds like an old Giggs broken toenail special..

          1. GreennRed
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            He could do with the rest even if it's for a few days before Brentford game. Did he have much preseason break at all?

            1. BrockLanders
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Not really with the Euros

      7. Alex1995
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Thoughts?

        Ramsdale Foster
        TAA Cancelo Rudiger Livra Manquillo
        Salah Son Raph Gallagher Mbeumo
        Lukaku Toney Hwang

        1. BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Looks good

        2. Weak Become Heros
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Solid.

      8. pundit of punts
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Tweaked my WC a bit. Thoughts?

        Ramsdale - Foster
        TAA - Cancelo - Rudiger - Duffy - Livramento
        Salah - Son - Foden - Raphinha - Brownhill
        Lukaku - Armstrong - Hwang

        May get Torres/Trossard for just gw 8 and then move to Raphinha

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Looks ok just minor Rudiger “injury”
          Torres playing heavy mins for Spain doesn’t bode well for city but once again you’ll never know
          Obvious exclusion is Antonio but fair enough to fit in Son and Foden
          What’s the plan if both Armstrong Hwang don’t work out?
          I’ve got Armstrong and Antonio and would move to Toney in a month

          1. pundit of punts
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Got 0.4m in the bank for the Toney upgrade if Armstrong doesn’t work out.

            1. GreennRed
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Looks great. Tasty mids. Check Lukaku start too.

              1. pundit of punts
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Cheers mate

      9. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Hope I’ve got the right crowd today…
        Please excuse the rookiness (is that a word?) but how do you create your own stats tables to save for future reference in the members area, rather than looking at individual stats and changing views.
        Is there a simple way to combine multiple stats in one view?
        Would be great to get a short FFS tutorial video on this!
        TIA

      10. French Gooner
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        just came here to brag 😀 - Alright, i m off

        1. GreennRed
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          This week I triple-captained the unvaccinated Callum Robinson in FIFAFF. Controversial 😉

      11. BeWater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I've made 22 points on my transfers. Better than I thought.

        https://www.game-change.co.uk/2017/08/28/fantasy-football-what-if-machine/

        1. Tambling5
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Well I'm minus 31!

        2. Casual Player
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Exactly zero - although it doesn't appear to factor in the WC used. Also TV has improved significantly.

          1. BeWater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 24 days ago

            It doesn't factor in the WC.

        3. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          31 points here 🙂

        4. Bam Saka Laca
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          -24

        5. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          If you had made no changes since GW1, your score would be 449.

          Your current actual points are 452 , and you've made 6 transfers. So your transfer activity and captaincy choices have been worth a total of 3 points!

          But how many hours spent on here per point does that work out as?

      12. King Kohli
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Best option on WC?

        Ramsdale Foster
        TAA Cancelo Chilwell _____ Livramento
        Salah Raphinha Mbeumo _____ Brownhill
        Lukaku Antonio _____

        A. White + Son + Hwang
        B. Dias + 7.8 mid + Toney
        C. Laporte + Foden + Toney

        1. GreennRed
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          A

        2. BeWater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          A

        3. Weak Become Heros
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          B

        4. Bam Saka Laca
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          C

        5. Slitherene
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          A

        6. BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          A for me

        7. ZimZalabim
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          im on WC as well and have pretty much the same team apart frim rudiger over chilwell and im looking at either A but without the arsenal double up (unsure on the budget mid)

          or

          Foden Jimi plus a budget def im not too keen on a 4th premium def.

          Im just worried that there are too many players doubtful for gw8 hopefully the bench will cover well enough for this week.

          1. ZimZalabim
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            A (unsure on the budget def I meant)

      13. pundit of punts
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        A. DCL + ESR + James

        Or

        B. Armstrong + Raphinha + Rudiger

        1. RedRo
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Are they all to play each week? If so, I'd go B

          • It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Worst case scenario neither in A starts. B looks safer.

          • Slitherene
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            B

        2. Casual Player
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          But what even is a checklist?

        3. dshv
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          On WC

          1. Townsend (3-5-2)
          2. Hwang (3-4-3)

          1. Slitherene
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            2

          2. BrockLanders
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Yeah 2

          3. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            I like Townsend, but with DCL and Rich back he will likely regress.

        4. Slitherene
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          One of the worst starts in a long time...
          Which players do I absolutely need in this team?

          Sanchez | Steele
          Rudiger Dier White
          Salah Jota Raphinha Gray Gallagher
          Ronaldo Lukaku
          ¦ Digne Dennis Ayling

          0.0 ITB, 1 FT

          1. BrockLanders
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Not sure but I'd be looking to shift Digne and Ayling

          2. BeWater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 24 days ago

            I would probably do nothing for GW8. Then use 2FTs to downgrade Ronaldo to a mid priced striker you like (DCL, Jimi, Antonio) and use the money in midfield or defence (Cancelo or Dias in).

          3. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            See if we get confirmation who is out and go from there, but don't panic.

        5. BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Sell Alonso or just hold??

          1. Bam Saka Laca
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Hold

          2. BeWater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Probably hold off if you have a sub coming in if he's benched.

          3. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Should start, rested last game

          4. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Just told my son to wait till Friday then sell. Tell me I'm right.

        6. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Hey guys, second time re-posting so hoping I’ve got the right crowd today…
          How do you create your own stats tables to save for future reference in the members area, rather than looking at individual stats and changing views.
          Is there a simple way to combine multiple stats in one view?
          Would be great to get a short FFS tutorial video on this!
          TIA

        7. Redhawk
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Anyone considering Jesus?? Seems to be fairly nailed even when Torres plays.

          Decent run of games coming up

        8. Eastman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Thoughts on my WC please:

          Sanchez Foster
          TAA Rudiger Cancelo Livra Manquillo
          Salah Raph Son Townsend Brownhill
          Lukaku Antonio Hwang

          Obviously I will kiv the possible injuries

        9. Totalfootball
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Which 1 is better -

          Raya 4.0
          White Duffy Livramento (Manquillo 4.0)
          Salah Son Foden Saka Raphina
          Ronaldo Lukaku

          Raya 4.0
          Tierney Alonso Cancelo Duffy (livram)
          Salah Foden Saka Raphina (Gallagher)
          Ronaldo Lukaku

          1. Konstaapeli
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            B

            1. Totalfootball
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Thanxx

        10. SuperG
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Great article. Consistently the most interesting pro pundit on this (or any) site