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Get involved with Scout’s new Fantasy Football Community website

For the last decade Fantasy Football Scout has been dedicated to providing the very best insight and advice for the fantasy football community. That remains our ongoing mission and we have no plan to change it.

Today however, we’re delighted to announce a brand new(ish) addition to the Fantasy Football Scout stable that’s aiming to celebrate not only the Fantasy games that we love, but also the passion, talent, entertainment, and insight that have sprung up around them – FantasyFootballCommunity.com

First things first. Although this site is managed by the Scout team (including Marc and Sam), we are absolutely not looking to create a new version of Fantasy Football Scout. Neither are we going to be taking anything away from that site either – quite the opposite. Instead, we’re setting our sights on a wider angle view of the community.

The Fantasy Football Community site was initially launched by Holly Shand, herself a prominent member of the Fantasy community (who will continue her good Fantasy works on Twitter, Instagram and beyond, and may even pop up here from time to time!). Her mission was to aggregate some of the best content and advice from the wider Fantasy Football community into one place.

This is also at the core of our plans for the site, as we will be aggregating insights, tips and outlier views into a few regular articles. However, that’s really just the starting point. We also want to use this space to offer a platform for new talent and divergent voices, to celebrate the most interesting, insightful and entertaining community members and to showcase the biggest debates and funniest opinions.

Overall we will try our best to celebrate and support not only FPL and the other awesome games, but the entire culture that comes with being a Fantasy manager.

Suffice to say we can’t do that alone. Whilst Marc, Sam and others will be feeding in their views, to truly represent the Fantasy Football world, we need your help. If you’d like to contribute an article (where one-off or regular), share an entertaining or brilliant insight you’ve posted or seen on social media or just suggest someone else deserving of recognition and props then please do get in touch via ffcommunity@fantasyfootballscout.co.uk.

Oh, and do sign up for our Twitter account, which is just getting started.

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  1. dshv
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 22 hours ago

    Final spot on WC

    1. White
    2. Duffy

    1. Maverick 11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 22 hours ago

      Duffy

    2. GE
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 21 hours ago

      1

  2. DavvaMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    6 days, 22 hours ago

    Sorry bottomed...

    Any chance Mbeumo price will go up tonight?

    1. Maverick 11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 22 hours ago

      95.5 just now so definitely tonight or tomorrow

  3. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    6 days, 21 hours ago

    Hi....any views on this wildcard please? Pending James news...

    I'm concerned that cancelo James and raph may all miss out this week, meaning in relying of the full bench - although happy with these 3 picks long term....0.2mitb

    Ramsdale
    Taa cancelo James (duffy livra)
    Salah son raph mbuemo (brownhill)
    Lukaku antonio hwang

    Thanks

    1. GE
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 21 hours ago

      Looks really good, maybe Raph -> Saka

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        6 days, 21 hours ago

        Thanks.....I was just thinking that

        For security I could do raph to saka - and potentially get raph gw9

        Don't like lining up transfers but that's a sensible option perhaps....thanks

    2. Bertonian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      6 days, 20 hours ago

      Nice team, would say James & Hwang will likely not start all the games, so may get odd cameos or your bench should cover it if they don’t come on

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        6 days, 20 hours ago

        Thanks

  4. GE
    • 5 Years
    6 days, 21 hours ago

    1) Greenwood -> Foden
    2) Greenwood -> Grealish
    3) Other suggestions?

    (1FT, 0.6 itb)

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

    Bench: Steele, Shaw, Williams, Gilmour

    1. tankle
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 21 hours ago

      Save imo. Rested over the IB and that Leicester defense looks shaky

      1. tankle
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 21 hours ago

        On second thought, I would do Williams to livramento

  5. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 21 hours ago

    Wow jota being good is a real boost, do you think he starts?

    I guess it depends who Klopp rather plays in the CL, they’ve both had rest now

  6. fusen
    • 9 Years
    6 days, 21 hours ago

    At what point are there simply too many FPL websites?

    Same sort of thing can be said about YouTube FPL channels. I watch Letstalk FPL every so often but my YouTube recommendations are now pushing 'FPL Mate', 'FPL Focal', FPL Tipz'.

    There are only so many different variations of "Salah is a good captain this week". It feels like everyone wants to become a creator yet realistically once a couple of sites/people have solid content, I'm not sure what more anyone new can really add.

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 days, 21 hours ago

      Professionalism to maintain standards and continuously improve would be an addition to the existing sites

    2. Wetdream
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 21 hours ago

      We are at saturation point with the content and info out there now ,t's getting ridiculous and to be honest starting to take some fun out of the game.

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 days, 21 hours ago

        I dont think we are as genuine insight is rare.

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 20 hours ago

      The amount of content seems to have increased significantly vs prior seasons, maybe it’s just me. Amount of information, view points, data out there is massive. Does have some parallels I think with investing where it has become progressively harder over time for active managers to outperform benchmarks, I think it’s been called the paradox of skill.

  7. Hitthewall
      6 days, 21 hours ago

      Which option?

      A) Rudiger + Foden
      B) Tierney + Son

      1. Maverick 11
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 21 hours ago

        B

      2. FCSB
        • 5 Years
        6 days, 20 hours ago

        A

    • Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 days, 21 hours ago

      Haha, cannot manage the community on one site so create two

    • tankle
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 21 hours ago

      Any suggestions for this wc draft?
      KdB > Taa is a calculated risk, but a bit concerned with the two Brazilian mids and that defense for the weekend.

      Ramsdale (Raya)
      Alonso - Cancelo - Laporte (white - livra)
      Salah - KdB - Raphina - ESR (Luiz)
      Lukaku - Antonio - Hwang

      1. tankle
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 21 hours ago

        Losing KdB for a cheaper city mid and upgrading Luiz to Mbeumo seems the secure route (while also upgrading Laporte to TAA), but feels so dull. Although not chasing in my mini leagues, so dull might be good

    • dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 21 hours ago

      Is Alonso to TAA ( if fit) worth -4? Need to do Greenwood /Jota to probably Mbeumo or Saka to fund

      Present team

      Sanchez
      Alonso Rüdiger Cancelo
      Salah Greenwood Jota Raphinha Benrahma
      Ronaldo Antonio

      Foster Livramento Semedo Scarlett

      1. tankle
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 21 hours ago

        I don’t really understand the rush to sell Alonso if you have decent bench coverage (which you do). Looks back to his best and prime fixtures on the horizon

      2. No Kane No Gain
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 21 hours ago

        Not worth it. If Alonso starts this week he could be gold, he could be gold next week too. I’d look at maybe waiting 2 gameweeks until Alonso ——> TAA

    • Wetdream
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 21 hours ago

      How many articles and opinions do Fpl players actually need ?

      1. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 21 hours ago

        1. Their own.

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          6 days, 20 hours ago

          A or B?

    • ResultatFar
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 21 hours ago

      Foden or Grealish?

      1. Wetdream
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 days, 21 hours ago

        Who do you prefer ?

    • Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 21 hours ago

      Maguire and Varane are both out right?

      Vardy party looks well and truly on if so!

    • Oooo Matron
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 21 hours ago

      What are we doing with Antonio on a WC? Tempted to sell, but he's such a beast. Would probably be for Jiminez if I do sell.

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        6 days, 21 hours ago

        Keeping Antonio till he proves not to be worth keeping.

      2. Weak Become Heros
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 20 hours ago

        Keep until he runs out of steam.

    • Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 21 hours ago

      Gtg here? 1 ft 0itb

      Sanchez
      Cancelo Livra Chilwell
      Salah(c) Sarr Raph Gray
      Antonio Lukaku Ronaldo

      Steer Semedo Manquillo Sissoko

      I'll have 2 frees to bring TAA back next week or after the United match perhaps. Downgrade one of the front 3 for it.

    • BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 21 hours ago

      How do you spot an FPL 'expert' and content creator?

      Don't worry, they'll tell you.

      1. NWallis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 days, 20 hours ago

        I'm not an fpl expert nor content creator but I still think they have their basic human rights!

        Sent from the phone again

      2. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 20 hours ago

        You just check their Patreon account to confirm

    • Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 21 hours ago

      Who would you start ?

      A Jota (cameo risk vs wat)
      B Livramento (LEE)

      1. Stupendous
        • 9 Years
        6 days, 21 hours ago

        Jota

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 days, 21 hours ago

        Jota

      3. Weak Become Heros
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 20 hours ago

        Diogo.

      4. Hint
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 19 hours ago

        Probably Livramento. But it all depends on pressers. I'll likely end up staring both.

    • Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 21 hours ago

      A, B or C? please

      A) Vardy and Foden
      B) Werner and Son
      C) Jesus and Son

      1. Maverick 11
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 21 hours ago

        Tempted by B myself

      2. Pep's Money Laundry
        • 6 Years
        6 days, 21 hours ago

        A

      3. Weak Become Heros
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 20 hours ago

        A

      4. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 20 hours ago

        B

    • Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 21 hours ago

      Semedo and Ronaldo
      To
      Taa and Jesus and 1.3m itb

      For a hit this week or free next

      ?

      1. Maverick 11
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 21 hours ago

        Jesus won’t play this week

        1. Stupendous
          • 9 Years
          6 days, 21 hours ago

          Oh dear. So Raph won't then either?

      2. Maverick 11
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 21 hours ago

        Playing with Brazil on Friday morning

    • Maverick 11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 21 hours ago

      Nope

      1. Stupendous
        • 9 Years
        6 days, 21 hours ago

        And Leeds fixtures are too good to sell Raph

        Ugh!

    • Squeazy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 21 hours ago

      I’m really interested to hear of anyone’s enthusiasm for fantasy has been affected by the Newcastle takeover, because mine has.

      I’ve been playing this game for years and am pretty much obsessed with it, as I am with the Premier League in general.

      But now a nation with an appalling human rights record has bought one of the clubs and, even though I don’t support that club, I feel like the whole league has been tainted.

      After all, the attraction of buying the club, and the “glamour” of it, comes from being in the most watched and talked about league in the world. And I’m one of the people driving up those numbers by watching it and talking about it.

      I know we’ve had a state owned club already. And I know we’ve had owners that some people don’t like. But this feels very different and on a whole new moral plane.

      I’ve had a few days to let this sink in but still feel the way I did when the deal went through:

      I really don’t want to contribute to the glamour of this deal for the new owners by joining in, and it’s putting me off the premier league and the fantasy game I love.

      I’d be interested to hear whether anyone feels the same - or can talk me around so I can enjoy fantasy again!

      1. Stupendous
        • 9 Years
        6 days, 21 hours ago

        There is evil everywhere mate

        Football is about money, the root of it all.

        Best not lose sleep over it.

        Go watch some more lower league and non league stuff tbh

        Premier League is a prawn cocktail show like everything else, and also completely unsustainable....

        Like everything else!

        1. Stupendous
          • 9 Years
          6 days, 21 hours ago

          One man's freedom fighter is another man's terrorist and all that.

          Western nations claim to be so holy and righteous, yet they'll spend trillions digging up others resources, blowing up their innocent civilians, and doing it all under the false narrative of freedom and democracy, whilst at the exact same time, LITERALLY arming these so called "evil", regimes and nations, by selling them their expensive death machines, tanks, planes and toys!

          The leaders of the Western world are the real devils!!!

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 6 Years
            6 days, 21 hours ago

            was with ya up until 'The leaders of the Western world are the real devils!!!'

            1. Stupendous
              • 9 Years
              6 days, 21 hours ago

              All will be revealed in time mate. People don't always need to agree about everything!

              1. Ginkapo FPL
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                6 days, 20 hours ago

                Hopefully you dont mean the appointed leaders here

          2. Pompel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            6 days, 20 hours ago

            "Freedom Fighter" - lmao. The Saudi crown prince is a bona fide assassin

      2. Jordan.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        6 days, 21 hours ago

        my enthusiasm for fantasy football will be unaffected,rather interested to watch the scramble for "elite" players heading for newcastle,i rather hope they turn into that mid-nineties team again ,gillespie and ginola feeding asprilla,ferdinand and beardsley ,twas good stuff....

      3. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 days, 21 hours ago

        And you are ok with City, United and Chelseas owners?

        1. Squeazy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 days, 19 hours ago

          I’m not a fan, no. And I know City are a state-sponsorship vehicle as well, but as I say above this seems on a different moral plane - there are very few states with worse human rights records.

      4. Do I Not Like Orange
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 days, 20 hours ago

        Agree, they're the next level up (or down) in terms of the level of genuine scum involved in that regime. Makes a bit of a mockery of the PL campaigns about 'taking a stand against all forms of discrimination' while allowing a backward tyrant to use the league to deflect from a system built on racism, misogyny, homophobia etc.

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 6 Years
          6 days, 20 hours ago

          I fully get where you are coming from but is anyone really going to see the team as anything other than *Newcastle United*? People aren't going to go - them Saudis are jolly good chaps - just because Newcastle win the league are they? I know perception, subconscious or otherwise, is a thing but I'm not sure people are going to make that connection (or particularly care either way):

          If people don't already think bad of them now it's because they genuinely couldn't care less and I think that's probably the case for a lot of fans - bad shite happens in multiple countries every day but most people don't care/aren't aware/don't want to be aware because it's not affecting them - might be 'selfish' or whatever but it's the same almost everywhere

          1. Do I Not Like Orange
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            6 days, 20 hours ago

            Think it's already been seen in the behaviour of quite a few NE-based politicians - at least one of who proselytised in parliament a couple of years ago against Saudi as deals, then spent the past year lobbying for them to take over Newcastle - and journalists, who've quickly forgotten about the murder of a peer when it looks like they might get a trip to a CL draw sometime in the future. This is s good article that touches on some of the impact it's had already: https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/opendemocracyuk/we-must-realise-the-threat-posed-by-saudi-arabias-newcastle-sportswashing/

            1. Do I Not Like Orange
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              6 days, 20 hours ago

              *arms deals, not as deals

            2. SADIO SANÉ
              • 6 Years
              6 days, 20 hours ago

              thanks for the article, agree that there are some big time hypocrites involved in this and it doesn't really sit well with me either - but even that article itself even calls it the 'rather fuzzy concept of ‘sportswashing’' - I really don't think it makes most people feel in any way different to those regimes - they simply don't care, as the header image shows.

              At the end of the day it's Newcastle United, not Saudi FC, and I think it will stay that way in the eyes of most fans

              1. Squeazy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                6 days, 19 hours ago

                I really appreciate the responses mate thank you. Sadly I can’t agree because this has been widely reported as a Saudi backed takeover and Newcastle continue to be described as Saudi owned.

                City, as a point of comparison, are often described as ‘Citeh’, have a national airline as a sponsor, and have crown princes at their games waving to camera. I’d guess awareness of their ownership is high, that the owners are now associated with the success and glamour of the team, and that the Saudi government are looking for the same with Newcastle.

                If it isn’t that I’m really not sure what the motivation could be.

    • Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 21 hours ago

      My God, I just saw a current pic of Nasri. 😆

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 days, 21 hours ago

        His wife stopped letting him go to the drip doctor

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          6 days, 20 hours ago

          And lead him straight to the baker.

      2. Weak Become Heros
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 20 hours ago

        Porky little fella.

    • Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      6 days, 21 hours ago

      been playing for years ,one of the biggest tests for me is still the passing the eye test ,without that not interested,eg this year grealish,kane both kak really and there are other miscreants ,experts my arse...

    • Lucky Z
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 21 hours ago

      Time to pull the trigger?

      Williams => Cancelo FT?

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 days, 20 hours ago

        Hell yeah

      2. Weak Become Heros
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 20 hours ago

        100%

    • Maddamotha
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 21 hours ago

      Anymore news on Rudiger?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 days, 20 hours ago

        No but I would expect he’ll be available for selection

    • Flynny
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 20 hours ago

      With raphinha likely to miss the weekend, looking at ways to squeeze torres into my wildcard team for a week or 2 before moving to the Leeds man

      I'm 0.1m short of this team. Is there an easy 0.1m to lose without weakening it?

      Is mbuemo to esr worth a downgrade perhaps?

      Or best to just start with raph or even saka and upgrade

      Thanks

      Ramsdale
      Taa cancelo james Duffy Livra
      Salah son torres mbuemo brownhill
      Lukaku antonio hwang

      Thanks

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 days, 20 hours ago

        I’m starting with him too. Unless you currently have Raphinha and a rise tomorrow will give you the value then the only route is Mbeumo > ESR

        1. Flynny
          • 6 Years
          6 days, 20 hours ago

          Thanks....I only got raph at 6.6....

          Not sure if I fancy a mbuemo to esr downgrade.....not even sure esr nailed....

          Shame....May just go for saka instead of raph....thanks

          1. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            6 days, 20 hours ago

            I’d rather start Duffy/Livra than waste a transfer starting with Saka over raph

      2. Maverick 11
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 20 hours ago

        If you already have Raph he’s due a price rise tonight, and there’s your .1

      3. Maverick 11
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 20 hours ago

        Cancelo > Dias

        1. Flynny
          • 6 Years
          6 days, 20 hours ago

          Thanks. I won't make any money of the raph rise as I only got him as I hit the wildcard button for 6.6 last week.....ditto my selling price for cancelo is the same price as dias costs....

          Potential for cancelo and James to miss weekend.....I'll weigh up raph to saka for security of start ....thanks

    • NWallis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 20 hours ago

      Excited about the community website and intrigued to see what will come of it!

      Sent from my little phone!! !

      1. Weak Become Heros
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 20 hours ago

        Saturation.

    • PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 20 hours ago

      Williams and Sarr -> Cancelo and ESR (-4)?

      Sanchez
      TAA, Rudiger, Semedo, Livra
      Salah (c), Greenwood, Raph,
      Lukaku, Antonio, Jimenez
      4.0, Sarr, Allan, Williams
      1ft, 1.8 itb

    • Frucke
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 20 hours ago

      Any love for mané? Low ownership

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 6 Years
        6 days, 20 hours ago

        flirted with the idea - wouldn't surprise me one bit if he outscores Lukaku

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 6 Years
          6 days, 20 hours ago

          something like:

          Ramdale (Foster)
          TAA Chilwell James Laporte Livramento
          Salah Mane Son Raph (4.5)
          Toney Armstrong Hwang

          1. Frucke
            • 6 Years
            6 days, 20 hours ago

            Great team! Im on a similar wc but with a 3-5-2 formation. I think a midfield with salah and mane could be good long term

    • My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 20 hours ago

      1) TAA, James, Toney
      2) Rudiger, Laporte, Hwang +2.8

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 20 hours ago

        To go with:
        Cancelo, Manq, Livra, x, x
        Salah, Son, Raph, Townsend, Luiz
        Antonio, Lukaku, x

      2. Bertonian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        6 days, 20 hours ago

        1