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Learning from ‘The Great and The Good’ FPL managers – Gameweek 8

Fantasy Football Scout community writer Greyhead continues with his series of articles analysing the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) transfers and strategies of some noted Fantasy managers, from serial top 10k finishers to well-known faces.

The Great and The Good this year are the Scouts Joe LepperNeale RiggGeoff Dance and Tom Freeman, FPL Wire’s Zophar, from the Hall of Fame Fabio BorgesFPLMatthewYavuz Kabuk and Tom Stephenson, Blackbox’s Az and Mark Sutherns, FPL “celebrities” LTFPL AndyMagnus Carlsen and FPL General plus last year’s mini-league winner Les Caldwell.


“No clue, of what’s happening to you. And before this night is through. Ooh baby the rhythm is gonna get’cha”

Wildcard rhythm spread uncontrollably through The Great and The Good as not one, not two, but five of them threw in their chip.

In other signs of international break madness, some started tracking Raphinha‘s (£6.6m) flight path as he returned to the UK, there was more COVID chaos and Timo Werner (£8.6m) was being considered an option for those with short memories.

Things didn’t get any better with the squad announcements as the ‘Great Benching of 2021’ saw Diogo Jota (£7.5m), Jack Grealish (£7.9m), Ruben Dias (£6.2m), Raul Jimenez (£7.6m), Adam Armstrong (£6.0m), Reece James (£5.5m) and even Brandon Williams (£4.0) getting nothing but splinters in their posteriors.

OVERALL PERFORMANCE

‘Jammy’ Joe was top this week with a slightly fortunate or well-planned, depending on your perspective, 71 points, where 13 of those came from his substitutes.

Conor Coady (£4.5m) and Tino Livramento’s (£4.3m) contribution meant he had a full house of defensive returns and a green arrow of 225,000 places.

LTFPL Andy continues to lead the way, opening a 17-point gap but it’s incredibly close with only 20 points separating Tom Stephenson in second and Joe in 13th.

Unfortunately, I gave the commentators curse to Az on Twitter this week as he looked on track to finally overtake Mark, after over a season of trying, with only a narrow gap and two Arsenal players in hand. But sadly it was not to be.

WILDCARDS

Plenty of Wildcard activity with now only two managers left standing holding the most powerful chip in the game, Matthew Jones and Mark Sutherns.

So, how did the famous five, who spent their international break drafting and redrafting, end up when it came to their final squads?

Az

If Neal Maupay (£6.6m) is the answer, then what the hell was the question? Despite last season’s difficult experience with the Brighton striker, Az went back there again. He should really learn from his mistakes, maybe do an awarding podcast on his retrospective Blackbox? Nah, it will never catch on.

One error he did correct was Nelson Semedo (£4.9m), as he was ejected along with ten others to make it a significant overhaul.

Overall, it looks a good squad with depth, and he may need it with rotation risks Phil Foden (£8.0m), Reece James and Joao Cancelo (£6.3m) meaning he may call to the pine a few times over the coming weeks.

The full moves are below:-

IN – Ramsdale, Cancelo, James, Duffy, Alexander-Arnold, Mbeumo, Smith-Rowe, Foden, Raphinha, Lukaku, Maupay

OUT – Sanchez, Azpilicueta, Veltman, Coufal, Semedo, Greenwood, Benrahma, Sarr, Gilmour, Ronaldo, Toney

Fabio Borges

The headline from the Portuguese master is the distinct lack of any Chelsea defenders with Romelu Lukaku (£11.7m) the only Blue to make his 15. That alone makes this writer worry at the what the man with the algorithm has spotted about their defence.

A triple up on Brentford catches the eye and he has also doubled down on both Arsenal and City, edging his gamble by holding 1.7 million in the bank should he need to correct course.

The full moves are below:-

IN – Raya, Cancelo, Dias, White, Livramento, Alexander-Arnold, Saka, Mbeumo, Brownhill, Lukaku

OUT – Sanchez, Shaw, Dunk, Rudiger, Ayling, Omobamidele, Son, Benrahma, Bissouma, Ronaldo

FPL General

Interesting here to see the Chelsea players that the General has plumped for, with Mason Mount (£7.4m) preferred to a defender despite his spotty returns this season.

Ben Chilwell‘s (£5.7m) inclusion could yet be a masterstroke if this weekend’s contribution is anything to go by, he is the only one of The Great and The Good to have him in his squad.

The full moves are below:-

IN – Ramsdale, Foster, Alexander-Arnold, Dias, Cancelo, Chilwell, Livramento, Mount, Mbeumo, Raphinha, Toney, Lukaku

OUT – Sanchez, Gunn, Rudiger, Veltman, Ayling, Shaw, Tsimikas, Sarr, Benrahma, Greenwood, Ronaldo, Saint-Maximin

Tom Stephenson

‘Template’ Tom has set the new Wildcard template with a strong selection, although he himself described it as “punty”.

This possibly refers to the rotation threats of James, Cancelo and Foden but it was Ruben Dias (£6.2m) and Adam Armstrong (£6.0m) he should have been more worried about.

Interestingly, he has £0.5m in the bank and I suspect he will use this on Ivan Toney (£6.4m) to backtrack on his Southampton striker.

The full ins and out are below:-

IN – Ramsdale, Foster, Dias, Duffy, James, Cancelo, Foden, Mbeumo, Brownhill, Lukaku, Armstrong

OUT – Sanchez, Steele, Rudiger, Shaw, Semedo, White, Sarr, Benrahma, Greenwood, Ronaldo, Scarlett

Zophar

Zophar must be taking notes from Tom or vice versa as his team is virtually identical, with only the choice of Livramento making him stand apart from the Hall of Famer.

Perhaps the one surprise is that he has only doubled up on his beloved Chelsea, preferring the Man City twin defence.

IN – Ramsdale, Foster, James, Dias, Cancelo, Livramento, Brownhill, Foden, Mbeumo, Armstrong, Lukaku

OUT – Sanchez, Steele, Rudiger, White, Shaw, Semedo, Sarr, Greenwood, Benrahma, Ronaldo, Obafemi

TRANSFERS

This is a summary of the transfers for this week :

Az – Wildcard

LTFPL Andy – Alexander-Arnold (Rudiger)

Fabio Borges – Wildcard

Joe Lepper – None

Geoff Dance – Cancelo (Williams)

FPL General – Wildcard

Les Caldwell – Son, Cancelo (Jota, Alexander-Arnold)

Magnus Carlsen – James (Shaw)

Mark Sutherns – Cancelo (Shaw)

FPL Matthew – Foden, Cancelo (Jota, Rudiger)

Neale Rigg – Dias (Shaw)

Tom Freeman – Foden (Son)

Tom Stephenson – Wildcard

Yavuz Kabuk – None

Zophar – Wildcard

Limited transfers outside of the Wildcarders but Les Caldwell must have insider knowledge as his hit to bring in Son Heung-min (£10.1m) paid off when, despite the Covid scare, he returned yet again, making a mockery of his 14.5% ownership.

FPL Matthew took a now-characteristic hit this Gameweek, he has now taken -12 for the season which goes against a previous conservative style and puts him ahead of some of the more maverick managers in this made-up mini league.

Probably the transfer that wasn’t should also be highlighted, as Joe’s decision to keep Mason Greenwood (£7.6m) paid off with a goal. With Jadon Sancho (£9.0m) still not justifying his price tag, his place looks slightly more secure.

TEMPLATE

The template for The Great and The Good is as follows with number in brackets showing how many teams in which they appear:-

Foster (10), Ramsdale (6)

Cancelo (13), Livramento (12), Alexander-Arnold (11), Rudiger (6), Dias (5)

Salah (15), Raphinha (14), Mbeumo (8), Brownhill (6), Foden (5)

Antonio (15), Lukaku (13), Ronaldo/Armstrong (4)

An explosion in the template with changes galore, the goalkeeper pairing moving from Robert Sanchez (£4.6m) and Jason Steele (£4.0m) to Aaron Ramsdale (£4.6m) and Ben Foster (£4.0m) just the start of several shifts.

Dias and Armstrong join but the previous good value of Luke Shaw (£5.4m) no longer seems to be true and in midfield we see the arrival of woodwork loving Bryan Mbeumo (£5.5m), as well as Foden and Josh Brownhill (£4.4m).

WHAT IF….

“Time. Space. Reality. It’s more than a linear path. It’s a prism of endless possibility…follow me and dare to face the unknown. And ponder the question what if….?”

That rather marvellous quote is neat a segue into the bi-annual look back at what might have been for The Great and The Good.

We do this by using the terrifying What if machine to assess what score they would have achieved if they had not made a transfer or captain change throughout the season.

You can see the full table below, but I warn you the results are quite alarming as they show the minimum impact the constant tinkering has had so far, LTFPL Andy leads the way with a 42-point gain from meddling but he and Les Caldwell are the exception rather than the rule.

If you cast your eye towards the bottom of the table, you will see some have even damaged their score because of their transfers and captain choices. Use the link above, if you dare, to see how you would get on.

CONCLUSION

After a week where the bench strength of our squads was tested, I suspect this coming week will drift into the debate of form vs fixtures, with question marks over Lukaku leading many of us to consider the in-form Mohamed Salah (£12.8m) as our captain this weekend.

The other question is whether we continue to ignore the likes of Jamie Vardy (£10.6m) and Son despite the consistency of returns and is the “threemium” option really dead?

Lots to consider but if the ‘What If Machine’ teaches us anything, maybe overthinking is not the answer and maybe it’s as simple as just leaving it well alone.

Anyway, that’s all from me for now and remember don’t have nightmares.

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481 Comments Post a Comment
  1. steven8991
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    1FT 2.2ITB
    Ramsdale Foster
    TAA Cancelo James Duffy Livramento
    Salah Foden Raphinha Luiz Brownhill
    Lukaku Antonio Maupay

    A. Save FT
    B. Duffy > Chilwell
    C. Foden > Son
    D. Maupay > Jesus
    E. Foden > Mbeumo and Maupay > Vardy for -4

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Like C

    2. Shearer & Sutton
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      C

  2. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    With Chelsea plays the Wednesday CL and then lunchtime KO on Saturday you have to say that anyone starting v Malmo is a big risk for NOR

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Christensen FTW

    2. 1984 TC
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Noted, cheerz for the heads-up

      1. FCSB
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Who do you have from Chelsea defence?

        1. 1984 TC
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Chilly and Rudi

          1. FCSB
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Pretty safe with them picks imo mate

            1. 1984 TC
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 13 days ago

              I hope so. Who you got?

              1. FCSB
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                I went James over Chilwell on WC last week, still not over it.

                Considering James >> Chilwell depending on lineups v Malmo

    3. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Fully expecting a third James Alonso no show in a row

      1. FCSB
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I’m seriously considering the madness of James >> Chilwell if the former starts and the latter is rested

        1. fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Me too although that will leave me with Alonso and chilwell which isn't ideal

          1. FCSB
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            And then shift Alonso out in the coming weeks? Or do Alonso >> Chilwell?

            I really thought James was going to start v Brentford, so frustrating

  3. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Should I pull the trigger on Jota -> Mbeumo before the rise? Got 2 FT and unlikely to be any issue with Mbeumo before next GW right?

    1. 1984 TC
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      No.
      1) Jota playing against Man U

      2] Mbeuno playing for Beeeeford

      1) wins

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Yes

        A) with firmino in such good form Jota likely to be continually benched IMO
        B) Extra cash means I can upgrade Alonso or Semedo to a city defender

        1. 1984 TC
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I’m convinced. Yes it is.

          1. fish&chips
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            🙂

    2. FCSB
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Go for it, Mbeumo a juicy run of fixtures now and Jota will share time with Firmino

  4. The White Pele
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    bench one:
    A) White
    B) Coady
    C) Shaw

    1. 1984 TC
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Ummm, gonna go with Shaw

  5. bso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Hey Uefa Managers,
    Should I put Pogba into my line up, many sites not expecting him to start?
    Or play Moreno (Villareal vs YB)?
    Thanks!

    1. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      25 points. The works out at about 1 point per 4 hours wasted on here I reckon

    2. snow pea in repose
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      -47 for me, yikes!

  6. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Cash will be the issue
    Would you prefer Toney + Son (sounds like a used car yard) or Mbuemo + Kane. Ideally all 4 but as a combo? Lukaku would become Kane (not this week of course)

    1. C0YS
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I’d go with Toney & Son…but it’s really close tbh, go with whichever feels best for you

    2. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Toney & Son for me there, i may very well be doing the same in a drastic -12 tomorrow following who starts in defence for Chelsea

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        haha step away from the computer....

        1. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          it calls for it i'm afraid, plus hits CAN work out lol

          1. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            what are you lining up?
            I've got James issue and likely Armstrong now too
            Planning Jota to Raph this week (or next) and maybe Gray to Mbuemo then reassess Lukaku/Antonio to fund Kane or Son

            1. Salah’s Sonnet
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Current line up is:

              Alonso - Cancelo - Dias - Tierney
              Sarr - Salah - Raphinha - Benrahma
              Lukaku - Ronaldo
              ______________________________
              Foster: Livramento: Allan: Scarlett

              Eyeing up possible scenarios:

              A) Ronaldo + Sarr > Jesus + Son (-4)
              B) ROnaldo + Alonso > Vardy + Azpi (-4)
              C) Ronaldo + Sarr > Toney + Son (-4)
              D) Ronaldo + Alonso > Toney + TAA (-4 abandon CHE)
              E) Alonso + Sarr+ Ronaldo > TAA + Son + Toney (-8)
              F) Alonso + Scarlett + Ronaldo > Vardy + Hwang + Azpi (-8)
              G) Tierney + Alonso + Sarr + Ronaldo > Chillwell + TAA + Son + Toney (12)

              Lots to consider, ya know that feeling when you KNOW your team is slipping doenw week after week, well i'm 800k and something needs to be done 🙂

              1. HMC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                fwiw i'm 1.6m rank and can't make headways
                I like the look of B in the short term and Azpi most nailed CHE defender
                not sure any CHE defender is worth owning long term tbh
                I'm looking at James to Dunk in a few weeks
                The rest can be done in multiple stages

                1. Salah’s Sonnet
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Cheers bud, well to be honest 800k at this stage, even your 1.6m isn’t extremely bad at this stage, things are still tight. 30 points more and right back in it either way I guess.
                  Yeah B is favourable, A & C also, but the -12, even though drastic, is a way of solving it all at once whilst funds allow I suppose, or move Benrahma to Mbeumo first to allow extra wiggle room, head is a spin with it all, but Chelsea’s line up tomorrow should help. Has to be Azpi like you say, most nailed DEF.
                  James in your case must go I agree, Duffy shall allow the upgrades following that over next stages like you say.
                  Just Eurghh, I was sailing at the top of my main ML, not 30 points adrift because of Chillwell, so annoying, I’ll decide more tomorrow where to go with it all haha

                  1. Gunneryank
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      Curious how things go for you. I'm in the same tier rank (700k something).

      2. FCSB
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        HMC post your team my friend, want to see how we compare

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Team should be linked. Wildcard used in week 5

          Guiata Steer
          Trent James Dias White Livra
          Salah Jota Foden Gray Gilmour
          Lukaku Antonio Armstrong

          1. FCSB
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Nice solid spread

            Thoughts on doing James >> Chilwell if the former starts and the latter is rested v Malmo… it sounds reckless but it’s seriously crossing my mind

    3. C0YS
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      A) Gray vs Watford
      B) Mbeumo vs Leicester

      Have Gray atm, but really tempted to get Mbeumo now rather than next week because Brentford are scoring goals for fun and Leicester are leaking goals…would you back Gray or Mbeumo this GW??

    4. Daniyal
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      2FT 0.1£ thoughts ?

      A) Ronaldo + Jota --> Lukaku + Raphina ( Play Marcal & Bamford)

      B) Ronaldo + Jota + Williams(-4)--> Lukaku + Raphina/Mbeumo + Rudiger/Cancelo

      C) Ronaldo + Jota + Bamford(-4)-->
      Lukaku + Vardy + Mbeumo

      1. C0YS
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I’m digging C

    5. Ragabolly
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Risers: None

      Fallers: Torres (6.8) Bryan (5.7) Dasilva (5.3) Rupp (4.4)

      1. Rossamous
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Who else went with Torres you got tricked good

        1. BadaBing
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Me, then replaced with Doucoure last week.

    6. Mozumbus
        1 month, 13 days ago

        For GW9, which player should I get in on priority:?
        A. TAA
        B. Lukaku
        C. Vardy
        D. Son
        E. De Bryune

        Current Team:
        Sanchez Foster
        Azpi Rudiger Coufal Semedo Veltman
        Salah Bruno Greenwood Raphinha Allan
        Ings Antonio Toney
        2FT, 0.3ITB, WC intact

        1. themaindanger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Lukaku

      • Taegugk Warrior
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Antonio or vardy at WC…?

        1. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          From those two only, Vardy without a doubt.

        2. BERGKOP
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Vardy easy

        3. G-Whizz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Antoniwho?

      • waltzingmatildas
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        On wc with a few rotation risks (Chilwell, cancelo)
        Which do you prefer for the final three spots?
        A) sarr, townsend, Antonio +1.1
        B) foden, hojberg, Antonio +0.1
        C) son, brownhill, hwang +0.7

      • akhilrajau
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Sanchez, Foster
        TAA, Alonso, Cancelo, Marcal, Ayling
        Salah, Saka, Raphina, Benrahma, Brownhill
        Vardy, Toney, Antonio
        FT: 0 Bank: 2.1m
        I done Ronaldo -> vardy
        saka doibt, alonso risk and ayling injury.

        need wc or wait? any -4 worth?

        1. Rossamous
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Most don’t have toney anymore i would think. Ronaldo away risky but a definite captain contender like Kane/son as replacements worth it to free up cap maybe

          1. Gunneryank
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Brentford's next 4 or 5 fixtures make Toney an enticing option if you ask me. I am probably going to double up with Mbeumo too. Brentford are no joke and they bossed Chelsea. If they could push Chelsea back into their penalty area for extended periods imagine what they could do to Burnley, Norwich, and Newcastle...

          2. Gunneryank
              1 month, 13 days ago

              No that's a fine team imo. I have that forward line. I would consider getting rid of Benny ahead of the Hammers upcoming downturn in fixtures, but not for a hit. Saka i'm not excited about just yet but hoping Arsenal get their butts in gear.

              1. akhilrajau
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Thank u

          3. Mozumbus
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Who will score in GW9?
              A. Greenwood + Rudiger + Coufal + Antonio (current team)
              B. Mbeumo + TAA + Livra + Vardy (WC)

            • Rossamous
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Forgive my ignorance. Alonso dropped or some type of minor injury? Thanks scout team

              1. RogDog_jimmy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Dropped/rotation. Kind of the same thing.

                Will be interesting to see how Tuchel deals with important champions league games vs easier league ones.

                Reasonable assumption would be one plays CL and one plays PL. but I doubt it’d be so easy.

            • Disturbed
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Chances of Jota starting this gw? Keep or dump for raphina?

              1. RogDog_jimmy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 13 days ago

                I have him and don’t expect him to start. But I do expect him to get minutes. And 30 against a garbage MU team is still pretty decent.

                Not worth a move for me (I already have Raphinha and no other mod excites me).

                1. Gunneryank
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    Yep thinking exactly the same. The thought of Liverpool turning United's defense inside out is very attractive...of course, the fear is Firmino and Mane gobbling up chances and what not.

                    (Salah is ubiquitous and not worth talking about. Him turning Shaw into a quivering mess gets me excited in a special way).

                  • Disturbed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    Not sure I can handle these 30 min cameos anymore. Was hoping he might start as he was benched last night, but doubt Bobby will be benched with the form he's in.

                    1. Gunneryank
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        That's a very distinct factor. Bobby is fresh and is in dangerous positions, and his workrate is higher than Jota as we know. Klopp goes with the hot hand? No reason not to vs that United defense.

                  • Gunneryank
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      High. I have both, and I'm not shipping off Jota just yet. In a vacuum, Raph is safer of course.

                    • G-Whizz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      I'm getting rid as part of a -8, had enough of him now...

                      1. Gunneryank
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          Ouch, that's extreme. Who for, if i may ask?

                          1. G-Whizz
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • Has Moderation Rights
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            Jota, Ronaldo and Scarlett ➡️ Mbuemo, Vardy and Jimenez

                            Forgot about my H2H league and up against Geoff our Community Manager. Luckily I can get away with a -4 and keep for ONE more (sigh) week.

                            Definitely gone after that...

                        • G-Whizz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          Could keep and make it a -4, but would still have to be another hit the following week...

                    • Lallana
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      Which one?

                      1) Benrahma>Foden
                      2) Saka>Mbeumo
                      3) Saka>Zaha (if fit)

                      1. Gunneryank
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          2 for me

                        • NABIL - FPL otai
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          2

                      2. jon.terry.tfh
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        0.2 ITB. 1 FT available.

                        Ramsdale
                        Chilwell Azpicuelta Cancelo
                        Raphinha ESR Salah(c) Son
                        Antonio Lukaku Jimenez
                        bench: Foster, Livramento, Lowton, Brownhill.

                        Already used 1Ft to swap Rudiger to Chilwell. What should be my next move?

                        1. Antonio --> Toney
                        2. ESR --> Mbeumo
                        3. Save FT

                        1. Gunneryank
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            No Trent?

                            Saving seems fine imo. But, Mbeumo in for ESR might be what i would do. The Brentford train has a bunch of easy targets upcoming. We might have a garden of points there for the taking, and Mbeumo has actually looked more threatening than Toney (I am going to have both here soon fwiw).

                        2. steven8991
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          1FT 2.2ITB
                          Ramsdale Foster
                          TAA Cancelo James Duffy Livramento
                          Salah Foden Raphinha Luiz Brownhill
                          Lukaku Antonio Maupay

                          A. Save FT
                          B. Duffy > Chilwell
                          C. Foden > Son
                          D. Maupay > Jesus
                          E. Foden > Mbeumo and Maupay > Vardy for -4
                          F. Antonio and Maupay > Vardy and Toney for -4

                          1. Gunneryank
                              1 month, 13 days ago

                              Fine team probably, but why Luiz? Him to Mbeumo maybe?

                              B and C seem totally fine. Or Maupay to Toney.

                              Don't think you need a hit. But, if you want to aggressive and have confidence in the hits paying off, then I like E.

                              1. steven8991
                                • 5 Years
                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                for now I like playing 3 men midfield only. So I won't bother Luiz and Brownhill.

                                Who do you think is the most priority to transfer out?
                                Maupay because of hard fixtures or Foden because of rotation risk?

                                1. Gunneryank
                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                    Ah ok.

                                    Because Foden has so much higher of a ceiling i would say Maupay. Brighton just isn't an exciting attacking team. I would 100% prefer Toney for a cheap 3rd forward. Plus, look at their fixtures. And Brentford want to attack. Did you watch the Chelsea game? They are growing in confidence...

                            • Puntillimon
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              1 month, 13 days ago

                              Thinking of ridding jota.
                              What would you do?
                              A) raphinha
                              B) mbeumo
                              C) grealish
                              D) keep and play

                              1. smix
                                • 5 Years
                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                Raphina will be good. Jota should start this weekend against a poor united tho

                              2. Gunneryank
                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                  I would want to have Raph regardless, but Jota vs that United defense may yield something. I have both and will be starting both, fwiw.

                                • Puntillimon
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                  Thanks all, shall keep for now thanks!

                              3. smix
                                • 5 Years
                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                Antonio & Benrahma to Toney & Foden for free looks a good move ?

                                1. TorresMagic™
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • Has Moderation Rights
                                  • 12 Years
                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                  Newcastle managed 2.

                                2. Gunneryank
                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                    Not for me. Antonio not worth giving up on just yet, imo.

                                  • RogDog_jimmy
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                    I’d do Bennie to Mbeumo and keep Antonio.
                                    Foden will get rotated, always does.

                                    Roll that second one to next week. Tottenham are pretty average. West Ham are at least as good but probably better than them. I’d want Antonio and his amazing stars.

                                  • NABIL - FPL otai
                                    • 9 Years
                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                    Probably keeping both this week

                                3. vova
                                  • 11 Years
                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                  Hey guys, how does this team look?

                                  Ramsdale Steele
                                  TAA Dias Cancelo Azpilicueta Livramento
                                  Salah Raphinha Benrahma Saka Brownhill
                                  Lukaku Antonio Toney

                                  1 FT
                                  0 ITB

                                  For the next week, I don't think I need to do any transfers since my bench is strong enough. Although Saka/Benrahma out seems like the popular move, not sure to who though. Any suggestions?

                                  Thanks!

                                  1. RogDog_jimmy
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                    Yeah I would probably play 5-2-3 so moving either of those would be for a bench player.
                                    Mbeumo seems the obvious but he’s be 50/50 starting with Livramento for me.

                                    Best to roll and have full flexibility next week. Nice team.

                                4. NABIL - FPL otai
                                  • 9 Years
                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                  Who is the BRE defender to get? Pinnock? Henry? Or should I get White instead? Already own Livra and Duffy. Budget 4.7

                                  1. bso
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 6 Years
                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                    Pinnock or Jansson. Forget White, ARS are very unreliable and BRE are good defensively and have great matches coming up.

                                    1. Gunneryank
                                        1 month, 13 days ago

                                        This all day.

                                  2. Esalman
                                    • 12 Years
                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                    Who to start? Already have Jimenez and Smith-Rowe.

                                    A. Foster+White
                                    B. Ramsdale+Semedo
                                    C. Ramsdale+White

                                    1. Echoes
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 13 days ago

                                      B

                                  3. Gunneryank
                                      1 month, 13 days ago

                                      Got a mention in the Scoutcast! Woo hoo!

                                      1. The Knights Template
                                        • 8 Years
                                        1 month, 13 days ago

                                        Tis a fine victory.

                                      2. Echoes
                                        • 1 Year
                                        1 month, 13 days ago

                                        Congrats. Now need a party involving plenty of booze and hookers.

                                        1. Gunneryank
                                            1 month, 13 days ago

                                            Done, but you have to come to America.

                                            1. Echoes
                                              • 1 Year
                                              1 month, 13 days ago

                                              Definitely, when I come over there next time

                                      3. bso
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 6 Years
                                        1 month, 13 days ago

                                        Hi knowledgable MU/Uefa managers. Do you think Pogba will start for MU tomorrow? Or should I play Moreno instead?
                                        Also, is it worth keeping Rousillon in the line up?
                                        Thanks!

                                        1. Gunneryank
                                            1 month, 13 days ago

                                            I think he starts as they need a result and he is first choice, no question.

                                            1. bso
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 6 Years
                                              1 month, 13 days ago

                                              He was awful in the game they lost last week and spoke out against the tactics...so I fear the manager will leave him on the bench tomorrow.

                                              1. Gunneryank
                                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                                  Fair, but he is still one of the best players in the whole team, and Ole knows he needs him. I think it's a practical thing. That's not to say it's a good idea or Ole knows what he's doing...just the question of whether Ole starts him or not. I say he does. If i'm wrong, then i'll buy you a pint.

                                                  1. bso
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 6 Years
                                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                                    Haha...you will have to come to San Francisco for that. I will take a chance and put him in. All the best mate!

                                                    1. Gunneryank
                                                        1 month, 13 days ago

                                                        Thanks you too! I can ship overnight.... 😀

                                                        1. bso
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 6 Years
                                                          1 month, 13 days ago

                                                          I am fine with a virtual glass thanks Gunner...take care!

                                              2. RogDog_jimmy
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 1 Year
                                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                                Who even knows their best team? Ole doesn’t seem to.

                                                1. bso
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 6 Years
                                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                                  LOL...he thinks he does. That is the problem.

                                                  1. RogDog_jimmy
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 1 Year
                                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                                    Well I would hope the manager has an opinion on this - plight be good if he got it right.

                                                    I really want to see them play around with different formations - be adventurous.

                                                    Hope the UCL games going good for you - my tactic of no research and all vibes has not been working.

                                            2. Slitherene
                                              • 3 Years
                                              1 month, 13 days ago

                                              Does Ronaldo (LIV) -> Vardy (bre), for a hit make sense?

                                              Sanchez ¦ Steele
                                              Rudiger Digne Azpilicueta
                                              Salah Raphinha Gray Gallagher Mbeumo
                                              Ronaldo Lukaku
                                              ¦ White Dier Dennis

                                              1. RogDog_jimmy
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 1 Year
                                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                                I don’t think so.

                                                Liverpool are still shipping goals to team with good attacks - and MU are scoring goals.

                                                But also it might be.

                                                1. Gunneryank
                                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                                    Agreed. I'm hoping for a goal storm personally. Have 4 players in the game. Let's have a nailbiting 5-5 draw!

                                                2. jia you (The No BS League -…
                                                  • 5 Years
                                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                                  Nah

                                                3. BigRedDog
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                                  I don't think for a hit

                                              2. jia you (The No BS League -…
                                                • 5 Years
                                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                                Think I might just save FT, thoughts?

                                                Meslier
                                                Cancelo Azpi Christ
                                                KdB Rphina Greenwood Sarr
                                                Lukaku Ronaldo Hwang
                                                (Gunn Livramento White Biss)

                                                1. Holmes
                                                  • 8 Years
                                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                                  Yep.

                                                  Ronaldo to Vardy/Kane is tempting though.

                                                  1. jia you (The No BS League -…
                                                    • 5 Years
                                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                                    Yeah if Kane looks good again v WHU I might go for him next week

                                                2. BigRedDog
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                                  I'd actually go Ronaldo to Kane if I had your team. I've got Son already and don't fancy a double up otherwise I would.

                                                  1. jia you (The No BS League -…
                                                    • 5 Years
                                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                                    yeah will see which Spurs turns up at WHU first I think though

                                                  2. BigRedDog
                                                    • 4 Years
                                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                                    Kane record against WHU also is great.

                                                    1. jia you (The No BS League -…
                                                      • 5 Years
                                                      1 month, 13 days ago

                                                      I'll consider it closer to deadline I'm sure mate

                                              3. BigRedDog
                                                • 4 Years
                                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                                Sanchez (Steele)
                                                TAA White Livra (Coady Williams)
                                                Salah raphinha sarr son (allan)
                                                CR7 Antonio ASM

                                                2FT 0.1 ITB

                                                What would you do here guys? Thanks in advance.
                                                A) CR7 to Lukaku
                                                B) CR7 to Vardy and White to Cancelo
                                                C) CR7 to Toney and Sarr to Mane
                                                D) Something else

                                                1. jia you (The No BS League -…
                                                  • 5 Years
                                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                                  A)

                                                  1. BigRedDog
                                                    • 4 Years
                                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                                    Thanks. Would you captain?

                                                    1. jia you (The No BS League -…
                                                      • 5 Years
                                                      1 month, 13 days ago

                                                      Home to Norwich doesn't get any better

                                                2. Gunneryank
                                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                                    B and C are very enticing. Hmmm. B if i had to choose. Best value imo.

                                                    1. BigRedDog
                                                      • 4 Years
                                                      1 month, 13 days ago

                                                      Thanks. I like it also but I need to decide whether to go without Lukaku or not. I quite fancy Werner..

                                                      1. Gunneryank
                                                          1 month, 13 days ago

                                                          Werner? No kidding? I have to ask why.

                                                          1. BigRedDog
                                                            • 4 Years
                                                            1 month, 13 days ago

                                                            Because i think he'll start to score points. The pressure is a bit more off him now. I could even see him starting a game up front now and then as Lukaku is "overplayed" according to Tuchel. The guy was a goal machine in the Bundesliga and I think he can get to that level when he starts to get some more confidence back. He just scored against Southampton also and has a load of assists in him.

                                                        • bso
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 6 Years
                                                          1 month, 13 days ago

                                                          Better wait until he stops misfiring and actually scores a couple goals mate.

                                                    2. BigRedDog
                                                      • 4 Years
                                                      1 month, 13 days ago

                                                      I like this a lot:
                                                      CR7, sarr and White to Werner, foden and cancelo...

                                                      1. jia you (The No BS League -…
                                                        • 5 Years
                                                        1 month, 13 days ago

                                                        Going Werner is just l over thinking or trying too hard to appear clever by getting lucky imo

                                                        1. BigRedDog
                                                          • 4 Years
                                                          1 month, 13 days ago

                                                          Think you might be right. He who dares though..

                                                          1. jia you (The No BS League -…
                                                            • 5 Years
                                                            1 month, 13 days ago

                                                            I love an alternative punt but Werner just not cutting it in the prem and no evidence to suggest he will change that

                                                            1. jia you (The No BS League -…
                                                              • 5 Years
                                                              1 month, 13 days ago

                                                              from the eye test that is

                                                              1. BigRedDog
                                                                • 4 Years
                                                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                                                See how we go. Good luck!