Interview

Meet the Manager: Tips and strategy from three-time top 1k FPL finisher

Joe (@FFScout_Joe) chats to Dave Perrins (@SimpleGull), who can boast of three top 1,000 finishes across his last nine seasons as a Fantasy Premier League (FPL) manager.

Dave’s stellar career also includes two further top 10k overall ranks, and he talks to Joe about his key strategies and tips for success.

But while he has an enviable track record in FPL, the bulk of their chat focuses on Dave’s mission to use the game to bring families together.

As the head of a training consultancy for new dads, Dave has created a Big and Smalls league for FPL managers and their children to take part in.

This includes some notable FPL families, including those of Mark Sutherns (@FFScout_Mark), Tim Hill (@FFScout_Anorak) and Richard Nykvist (@VionylRichie).

Can the grown-up, seasoned veterans learn about FPL management from their offspring? The current standings indicate they can, with Mark among many dads to be either lagging behind or matched by their children.

Not weighed down by painful memories of triple captaining Brighton centre-back Shane Duffy (£4.4m) or faced with an onslaught of Fantasy Football opinion on social media, the junior FPL managers are excelling this season in making simple, effective decisions to propel them up the rankings.

There’s a serious message to the league too, as it means parents can share their hobby with their children and involve them in the highs and lows of the game they love.

Dave’s strong record in FPL is not forgotten, though. Joe finds out how he has achieved so many high finishes and why his riskier mentality hasn’t always gone to plan over his career.

He also reveals his Gameweek 12 plans and why he is set on continuing with a ‘big at the back’ strategy, especially with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah (£13.0m) covering the captaincy for the foreseeable future.

The Meet the Manager series is where Joe chats to FPL managers with a strong record of success, who have an interesting view of the game and who can provide a unique insight into Fantasy management.

This chat is available below.


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281 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Amartey Partey
    • 2 Years
    14 days, 12 hours ago

    Bowen seems like the kind of player that will stop scoring as soon as I buy him.

    1. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      14 days, 12 hours ago

      He'll likely tick over, but he won't keep up his current form

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

        Wild Rover - could I drop you a line via email?

        PS It's not a virus

        1. Wild Rover
          • 11 Years
          14 days, 11 hours ago

          Of course

          1. ilikewud
            • 1 Year
            14 days, 10 hours ago

            His cousin is a Nigerian prince who has found himself in a bit of a pickle. He needs a small loan of 300k but will pay it back 10x once everything is sorted. Trust.

  2. martyhan
    • 9 Years
    14 days, 12 hours ago

    Best move please

    A.Dias and vardy out for regulion and kane

    B.Mbeumo and vardy for son and toney

    C.Brownhill and vardy to son and broja

    1. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 11 hours ago

      C

    2. Kun Tozser
      • 6 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      D Spurs won’t kick on

      1. FantasyClub
          13 days, 18 hours ago

          Son has proven himself

      2. FantasyClub
          13 days, 19 hours ago

          I like B most

      3. tbos83
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 12 hours ago

        Keep or sell Havertz?

        1. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          14 days, 12 hours ago

          Why would you keep him?

        2. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 12 Years
          14 days, 12 hours ago

          Dependent on Kaku fitness

        3. Amartey Partey
          • 2 Years
          14 days, 11 hours ago

          I'd keep him for one more GW.

          1. FantasyClub
              13 days, 18 hours ago

              Would you keep Mount one more?

        4. LAMELA_AND_CONSUELA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 12 hours ago

          Is it possible to join to this league with my offspring?

          1. Skonto Rigga
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 4 Years
            14 days, 11 hours ago

            I'll ask for you!

            1. LAMELA_AND_CONSUELA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              14 days, 11 hours ago

              Thank you very much

              1. Anathallo
                • 12 Years
                14 days, 11 hours ago

                Hi there! Dave here. Yes you definitely can. Are you on Twitter, as we have a group chat on there and I can share the code with you etc. Just let me know your handle. If not then no worries and I can share the code with you here.

                1. LAMELA_AND_CONSUELA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  14 days, 11 hours ago

                  Unfortunatelly, I do not have twitter account. but to protect integrity of your league could you be so kind and send me the code on following email dodatkowy1978@wp.pl. I hope that you don't have age elibilty treshhold for kids:) Hi is 11 at the moment. Thnx in advance:)

        5. banskt
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          14 days, 12 hours ago

          2FT. Not sure where to spend one. What is the best way to improve?

          Fernandez
          TAA, Cancelo, Rudiger, Livramento (Duffy)
          Salah, Havertz, Gallagher, Benrahma (Raphinha)
          Vardy, Antonio (Dennis)

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 4 Years
            14 days, 11 hours ago

            You could do Antonio to Wilson for a bit of excitement

            1. banskt
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              14 days, 11 hours ago

              Wilson is an interesting option. NOR and BUR coming up too.

              My original plan was to do Havertz + Antonio --> Smith Rowe + Lukaku.

              But Smith Rowe is playing Liverpool and Lukaku still a doubt. So, I thought it would be better to wait for one more GW.

              1. FantasyClub
                  13 days, 18 hours ago

                  Why would you jump off a player so cheap and in form in ESR?

                  1. Bennerman
                    • 3 Years
                    13 days, 18 hours ago

                    He hasn't you genius

                    1. FantasyClub
                        13 days, 18 hours ago

                        Do you have your periods?
                        He’s suggesting it Einstein

                        1. Bennerman
                          • 3 Years
                          13 days, 18 hours ago

                          Please look again, you are embarrassing yourself.

                          Wtf the period remark? Presume you are aged 12 or have no respect for women

                          1. FantasyClub
                              13 days, 18 hours ago

                              Can you please stop stalking me? Thank you 🙂

                • Bobby Digital
                  • 4 Years
                  14 days, 11 hours ago

                  Havertz on borrowed time too...

                  1. banskt
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    14 days, 11 hours ago

                    Thanks

                • acidicleo
                  • 5 Years
                  14 days, 10 hours ago

                  Hav to Son.

                • FantasyClub
                    13 days, 18 hours ago

                    And how can you get rid of Antonio coming up against Wolves

                  • FantasyClub
                      13 days, 18 hours ago

                      I’d get rid of Havertz and benrahma

                  • TKC07
                    • 2 Years
                    14 days, 11 hours ago

                    2FT, 0.3 itb. Already used WC. How to improve this team (with 2 or 3 transfers)?

                    *Sanchez*
                    TAA - Chilwell - Laporte - Livra
                    (S)alah - Gallagher - Mbuemo
                    Antonio - Ronaldo - *Auba*
                    Bench: *Steer* - *Gray* - *Christensen* - *Gilmour*

                    1. FantasyClub
                        13 days, 18 hours ago

                        I definitely would get rid of Auba, Gray and Christensen

                      • terrypaulpearce
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        13 days, 17 hours ago

                        Auba to Wilson is a gimme. Wilson's fixtures and form are good, and things are only set to get better for him under a new manager who loves using him. Auba's new role/style is not FPL-friendly at his price.

                        Frees up funds for an upgrade on Gray or Mbuemo. I'd probably do one of those two to Jota with a second transfer (or if you wanna save some cash for the rest of your team, Bowen or Trossard), and then over coming weeks, look to do stuff for roughly the same prices but to better players, like:

                        Christensen - Reguilon
                        Gilmour - McArthur
                        Gray/Mbuemo - ESR
                        Laporte - James

                      • TKC07
                        • 2 Years
                        9 days, 17 hours ago

                        Appreciate your valuable inputs..

                    2. The Case for Kane
                      Camzy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      14 days, 11 hours ago

                      The Case for Kane

                      I'm seeing lots of people who are apprehensive about getting on the Harry Kane train. But I think it's a fairly easy decision to pickup Kane this week if you have a fairly hit free way because of the following reasons:

                      + He's a proven goalscorer. Kane is one of the PL's best and most consistent finishers over the last 5+ years. Can't really dispute this.

                      + Great fixtures. The fixtures are amazing. Spurs are top of the ticker for next 6 and next 4 especially are outstanding.

                      + Conte. He has a history of enabling world class forwards in his system. I think with extra time over the IB to work on tactics and get settled, he can make Kane return to form.

                      + He plays 90 mins every game. Winter football means a lot of games. Kane is one of the most nailed on forwards who you can rely on to turn up rain or shine and is relatively good at avoiding injuries.

                      + The lack of strong forwards makes him more attractive. Other than Antonio, there are few forwards who have impressed this year. That makes Kane a better asset because I'm sure most managers have a forward that is disappointing that they can replace him with. ​Son is also an attractive asset but he's up against a pool of midfielders who offer stronger value like Jota, Foden. This isn't the case with Kane.

                      + Premium slot allows a straight swap to Ronaldo or a clean 2fer with fodder in midfield if you want Bruno, KdB or Mane. It was one of the reasons I ended up with Bruno in GW1 which turned out to be a good decision because I could do a fairly easy change to Ronaldo in GW4. Extra flexibility in price points is especially good with crowded gameweeks.

                      These pluses all add up and I think it outweighs the few minuses which are:

                      - Kane has no form. Can't really dispute this, he hasn't shown much and recent stats don't really say he's a hot asset to go for either. I'm banking on the plus of Conte and the strong fixtures to rejuvenate him. It is a gamble but I think it's one worth taking.

                      - Kane is poor value. He's expensive and a lot of teams can't get him in easily. If you're in like a 3-5-2 or 4-4-2 with no premium strikers than probably best to avoid him rather than tear your team up but if you have Vardy/Auba or some money spare, I think he's a good pickup. As good as any forward to go for at the moment anyway.

                      1. redsallstars
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        14 days, 11 hours ago

                        Got your points spot on. Had Kane for Vardy planned barring injuries

                      2. House Frey Wedding Planner
                        • 3 Years
                        14 days, 11 hours ago

                        Can't argue with any of that.

                        I've been undecided on bringing Kane in and will leave it as late as possible to decide. Was hoping he'd show something against Everton to make the decision to bring him easier.

                        Another plus is that he's currently 7.5% owned and could prove to be an explosive differential if Conte can get him scoring again. He has the fixtures to do it

                        1. FantasyClub
                            13 days, 18 hours ago

                            I’d rather bring Wilson in as a differential.
                            And the point about Kane having ample time to work on tactics with Conte, how’s that gonna happen with Kane on IB.
                            Son has actually proven himself this season and he has added points for clean sheet etc.

                        2. Ooh Ah Cantona
                          • 1 Year
                          14 days, 11 hours ago

                          I see those bringing in Kane in as being in more hope than expectation. Contes impact of arrival could just as equally be on their defence, IE 1-0 and 0-0.
                          I just can't see Tottenham scoring more than two against even Norwich. I have Son now, and saved 6m ready to being in Kane, but I'm seriously thinking I'll get more points by not having either, and going for say Wilson/Jesus and Jota/Foden.
                          Sometimes we get tunnel vision, as we seem to have with Spurs fixtures, and this makes us ignore players like Bernardo Silva, Cornet, Gallagher, as well as Man City's fixture run now.
                          Price bias could also be affecting us wanting Son and Kane, combined with last season bias, as well as the solid reasons you mentioned.
                          It's a tough one, and will for sure be a crossroads in FPL managers seasons which decisions they choose!

                          1. FantasyClub
                              13 days, 18 hours ago

                              Good points. Wilson is definitely a better choice IMO.

                          2. LWO23
                            • 11 Years
                            14 days, 10 hours ago

                            I think the point about no other forwards doing anything is key. If you have money, why not? My other strikers are consistently getting 2 points. I have nothing to lose and can always shift to Ronaldo or whatever.

                            1. zeslinguer
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              14 days, 8 hours ago

                              At the same time though you’re not forced to play 3or even 2 up front

                              1. FantasyClub
                                  13 days, 18 hours ago

                                  Another good point

                            2. iCon
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              14 days, 10 hours ago

                              For all those pluses, would you trust him with (C)? Until that answer is a definite yes for me, I'm holding off

                              1. Debauchy
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                14 days, 10 hours ago

                                Yep 100 % agree

                              2. Camzy
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 11 Years
                                14 days, 10 hours ago

                                If he gets a few double digit returns in his next 3 and is up against NOR in GW15, I don't see why not. Salah has Wolves away which you could bet against depending on his/Liverpool's form as well as Wolves'.

                                Salah has after all not scored in 3 games straight now in all competitions 😛

                                1. Baps hunter
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  14 days, 9 hours ago

                                  Those are big "ifs". If he starts to show some form and Son doesn't, it's easy to get room for him come gw15. With his current form and issues being not manager related, he is a big gamble now. He needs to get more points than Son and cover their price difference. Over two million money can make a big difference elsewhere if used wisely.

                                  1. FantasyClub
                                      13 days, 18 hours ago

                                      That’s a really big point you made there. Everyone going on about “manager bounce” when the issue isn’t even related to manager

                                    • Camzy
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 11 Years
                                      13 days, 14 hours ago

                                      Come GW15 you could be 30 points behind on the people with Kane.

                                      It depends on how you want to play. I prefer trying to pick the next big scorer like Reece James a game early because the fundamentals are in place rather than wait until the hauls have already happened.

                                      1. Baps hunter
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 4 Years
                                        12 days, 8 hours ago

                                        I doubt that. Son could easily match Kane or do better and I have him and two million extra. If things change and Kane looks "essential" I can probably transfer him in next week with mini wc and -4. In that case Spurs are probably doing very well and I will get the pts lost back by having both him and Son during their nice fixtures. There is no such thing as cover, but since Kane and Son are able and knowb to pass to each other, I don't expect Kane to start hauling and Son doing nothing. So Kane is a wait and see in my situation. I would have to take -8 this week to get him and sacrifice Son (sideways, stupid idea) or both Antonio, Jesus and one more player. Salah is naturally going nowhere. Even brace from Kane might not be enough to cover that -8 if players I sell return.

                                        1. Kun Tozser
                                          • 6 Years
                                          12 days, 8 hours ago

                                          Think Wilson could outscore both and all 3 to be pretty average during transformation phase

                                      2. Baps hunter
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 4 Years
                                        12 days, 8 hours ago

                                        Anytime goalscorer odds:
                                        Kane 1.98
                                        Son 2.63

                                        So Kane has below 50% chance to score and Son has below 40% Son as a mid however gets 1 extra point from goal and 1 pt from cs. If we forget baps and assist potential, this means that there is basically no difference with expected points with them. That 2 million has to be also worth something and transfer costs are team dependant. So if there is a case for Kane, there has to be a case for Son also. Very few can get both in easily in one week and it wouldn't be without risks either.

                                2. HVT
                                  • 11 Years
                                  14 days, 4 hours ago

                                  Great to see you mate, you still active or semi retired?

                              3. RogDog_jimmy
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                14 days, 9 hours ago

                                What about the new reports of City going in for him in January again? Do we think that will distract him in the next couple of months?

                                I wish it was convinced on him - have a straight swap from Vardy no hit.

                              4. Baps hunter
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                14 days, 9 hours ago

                                How many of those pluses add up with Son? Son is also cheaper and has shown some form. So he doesn't have either of those minuses. There are some pluses that Kane has and Son doesn't, but also vice versa. If I wanted Kane I would have to ditch Son (-4) and sacrifice Jesus. There is enough time to make downgrades elsewhere that allow downgrading Son when it is time to get CR7 in. It is only two transfers, and even if it has to be for -4, so be it. Kane is a very big gamble now based on hopes and history.

                                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                  • 4 Years
                                  13 days, 17 hours ago

                                  Jesus has been sacrificed before

                                  1. Baps hunter
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    12 days, 8 hours ago

                                    Yes, but I just had to write it, since I could 😉

                              5. bench boost for every gamew…
                                • 4 Years
                                14 days, 8 hours ago

                                To me 2 million less invested in Spurs looks good and 5 mid spots so really not a problem. Planning on that Kane Ronaldo switch is kind of hopeless as both those teams are kak atm so why plan to get a player for a team that are shite form now. IF you have Son is really not much harder to get Ronaldo if you have to. All it takes is Jimenez who you can then upgrade by going cheap mid for Son.

                              6. Jon Walter's Hatty
                                • 8 Years
                                14 days, 7 hours ago

                                Vardy to Kane will probably hurt me as much as Lukaku to Vardy has

                              7. swervinho
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 11 Years
                                14 days, 7 hours ago

                                He doesn’t want to be there - will the new manager change that? That’s the big question.

                              8. pingissimus
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                14 days, 7 hours ago

                                Next 4 outstanding is debatable if you look at stats and forget reputations and league position.

                                Leeds were only bettered by Chelsea defence (and Brighton marginally) in the second half of last season. Conceded 6 in last 6 matches. Leicester (hot attack) never looked like scoring.

                                Burnley have conceded 5 at home all season and conceded 8 in last 6 including Chelsea and City

                                Brentford have conceded 5 in 5 away matches so far and that included Chelsea and West Ham.

                                1. Camzy
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 11 Years
                                  13 days, 14 hours ago

                                  Stats say Chelsea destroyed Burnley and were unlucky. Brentford defense recently also been poor.

                                  I will admit that the Leeds defensive stats are surprisingly decent, but they still give away big chances from mistakes and I expect the forwards to get at least a few decent sights on goal.

                              9. Ruth_NZ
                                • 6 Years
                                14 days, 5 hours ago

                                I think you are overdoing the poor form thing. Spurs have been poor, agreed, and they are mainly a squad of journeymen players that Conte won't be able to wave a magic wand over and suddenly turn into a fluent attacking outfit. But Kane, himself, has been in decent enough goalscoring shape (and the notes below were written before his hat-trick tonight, by the way).

                                Kane has actually scored 7 goals (plus 2 assists) in 14 starts for Spurs this season. The opponents were Slovenians NS Mura (3), Vitesse (0+1), Paços de Ferreira (2), Newcastle (1+1), Wolves (1). He also scored in each of the September games for England (3 in 3) as well as 4 international goals in the summer (and now 3 tonight). His goalscoring form is therefore not at all dreadful, bad as he may look on the pitch sometimes, and the Spurs goals have been against weak opposition.

                                The question is whether the next 4 games for Spurs - LEE bur BRE NOR - are against weak enough opposition to make him worth selecting. Conte's track record is not conclusive but it suggests that the focus of his early work will be to achieve tactical and defensive cohesion. Maybe the smart pick initially could be Reguilón, who is already on record saying that Conte wants a more attacking game from him in the WB role.

                                The problem is that whatever you do with Spurs right now, you are taking a shot in the dark really. The combination of good, immediate fixtures and a top manager in place is tantalising but the squad isn't great. These reservations apply equally to Son. The one thing with Kane is that it is quite typical for him to look poor and then suddenly produce a flurry of goals.

                                Like you, Camzy, I will likely get Kane (can do so with a FT) and it's partly because I know I will probably want Ronaldo from around GW16. Kane ➡ Ronaldo will be an easy switch. But the decision point for me will be whether I will feel happy captaining Kane in GW12 and GW15. If not, I might as well go straight to Ronaldo and save a future transfer.

                                1. Finding Timo
                                  • 1 Year
                                  14 days, 5 hours ago

                                  Good write up - makes me want regullion

                              10. Jafalad
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 11 Years
                                14 days, 5 hours ago

                                You are obviously sold on his past history and forthcoming fixtures. Strong arguments in themselves.

                                The problem is: I have watched all of the TOT games this season and Kane has been something of a non-event. I watched him v EVR last weekend and TOT couldn't even muster a single shot on goal. Kane was a nonentity. Underwhelming. Even with his new advanced positioning.

                                I am very reluctant to bring a player in with no form. I am equally put off by the new manager who will surely want to shore the D up first. Tradition dictates this.

                                Son is a different matter. 50-odd points in the bag despite fixtures. And then - importantly - is his price. He is the only asset I would consider.

                                I am not necessarily sold on the fixtures either. If you watched the LEE/LEI game, the returning Adam Forshaw made a big difference in the centre. I can see LEE improving and will not be the proverbial slaughtered lambs people make them out to be.

                              11. circusmonkey
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 11 Years
                                14 days, 5 hours ago

                                Does Kane now have form or doesn't it count against a bunch of Norman Wisdom fans?

                                1. EffPeeEll
                                  • 1 Year
                                  14 days, 5 hours ago

                                  Showing your age.

                                  young uns asking wtf is norman wisdom.

                              12. brianutd-why always we? 20
                                • 10 Years
                                14 days, 5 hours ago

                                And he’s just got 3 in a game

                              13. noquarternt
                                • 6 Years
                                14 days, 2 hours ago

                                This is a great opportunity for anyone ‘chasing’ or going a bit maverick. Kane with those fixtures as a differential would’ve been unthinkable not long ago.

                                Not sure if I want to lose Ronaldo for him though…

                              14. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                • 11 Years
                                14 days, 15 mins ago

                                Deja Vu to the “Time for Traore?” hot topic lol

                                Wouldn’t touch Kane with a barge pole until there’s been one - even just one - red hot league performance from him, if not both him AND Spurs first - if he starts smashing in goals, or at least even vaguely looking like smashing in goals, then fair enough

                                Ivan Toney is half the price, has similarly good fixtures, has had 3 goals disallowed in his last 7 games, and at least 3-4 assists ruined by Mbuemo’s intrepid woodwork escapades & near misses…and is STILL 10 points clear of Kane

                                Yet is pretty much public enemy #1 on here after the Norwich game

                                That’s the depth of vitriol & venom that awaits Kane if he manages to sustain current league form (10 blanks in 11 appearances!) through the next couple of fixtures

                                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                  • 11 Years
                                  14 days, 7 mins ago

                                  *Actually his league form is even worse - 12 blanks, 3 goals & 2 assists in his last 15 league fixtures going right the way back to the end of last season

                                  For 12.0 I’d rather be a game or two late than a game or two (or three, or ten!) early thanks

                                  1. Andy_Social
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 9 Years
                                    13 days, 19 hours ago

                                    The England game has changed my view. If he plays like that GW12, I'm gonna have to take a hit to get him.

                                    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                      • 11 Years
                                      13 days, 19 hours ago

                                      Albania are currently sitting at 63 in the world rankings

                                      An unopened can of baked beans could probably have a good go at scoring a hattrick against them

                                      But personally I’m not paying 12.0 for a can of baked beans until it has done it at least once in the league first

                                      1. Bennerman
                                        • 3 Years
                                        13 days, 19 hours ago

                                        But don't we, in this game, want to be the ones who are on him when he does it in the league first?

                                        1. FantasyClub
                                            13 days, 19 hours ago

                                            But what he means is you have to make an educated guess. Kane scoring three against Albania means nothzing.

                                          • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                            • 11 Years
                                            13 days, 18 hours ago

                                            Personally I don’t want that no - for 12.5 or whatever price he is I’d rather (*much* rather) be a game or two late than a game or two (or three, or ten!) early

                                    2. FantasyClub
                                        13 days, 19 hours ago

                                        You make a really good point there. You’d rather get him after being sure he has form rather than have a 12.2m player rotting. That’s why Sonnis the better option, he’s cheaper and has proven himself capable this season

                                        1. Bennerman
                                          • 3 Years
                                          13 days, 18 hours ago

                                          But will you be congratulating yourself and buying a new pencil, and declaring 'Kane is in form', if he scores a couple next match and you get nothing from it, while others will have?

                                          1. FantasyClub
                                              13 days, 18 hours ago

                                              Who says my strikers won’t score a couple next match. Kane is not a happy chap at Spurs atm. And if you’re not happy you don’t play well

                                              1. Bennerman
                                                • 3 Years
                                                13 days, 18 hours ago

                                                I certainly didn't

                                            • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                              • 11 Years
                                              13 days, 18 hours ago

                                              Easy to react if he starts looking good

                                              Harder to react if one jumps early & he keeps looking like someone has cut Wersel gummage’s hair & plopped him into a Spurs shirt

                                              12 blanks in his last 15 league appearances is catastrophically bad form

                                      • FantasyClub
                                          13 days, 18 hours ago

                                          Imagine if Kane blanks. The cries hahah

                                        • Camzy
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 11 Years
                                          13 days, 14 hours ago

                                          I preface it by saying it's a gamble against his poor form due to the other factors.

                                          We all take some risks and tbh, one of the big factors for me is the lack of strong forwards to pick from. Plenty of good mids but upfront I would rather have Kane than anyone else for the next 4 games.

                                      • Jon Walter's Hatty
                                        • 8 Years
                                        13 days, 19 hours ago

                                        I think its less about Kane and more about the service to Kane. He will finish off the chances but they need to be created first. He had the freedom of Wembley last night

                                        1. Andy_Social
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 9 Years
                                          13 days, 19 hours ago

                                          I think it is about Kane. In his sulk, he never put himself in dangerous positions. Looks to me like both Kane and Southgate took Conte's hint and kept Kane high.
                                          Like I said, I'm not diving in and getting him ahead of GW12. But it would not surprise me if Conte is the catalyst for Kane coming out of his funk and finding his old form. I'm now open to getting him sooner rather than not at all.

                                          1. tisza
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 6 Years
                                            13 days, 18 hours ago

                                            Think Kane's problem wasn't with Nuno but is with Levy and the club and a perceived breaking of promises re: transfer.
                                            Maybe Conte can lift him out of this.
                                            Whilst other strikers aren't shining Kane can still offer "value" if he starts returning due to his low ownership.

                                        2. Bennerman
                                          • 3 Years
                                          13 days, 18 hours ago

                                          It's true it's easier to react, agreed.
                                          But those at the top of the league will have him already when he bangs. Which he will

                                          1. Andy_Social
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 9 Years
                                            13 days, 18 hours ago

                                            I'm in the top 10K. I can tell you very few at the top have him. I expect that many, like me, will be monitoring the next GW closely.

                                            1. Fitzy.
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 10 Years
                                              13 days, 18 hours ago

                                              You don't know how many 'at the top' have him, or will have before this GW locks out.

                                            2. FantasyClub
                                                13 days, 18 hours ago

                                                This

                                        3. FPL Virgin
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 5 Years
                                          13 days, 18 hours ago

                                          Why get Kane if you're not going to captain him?

                                          Mark is one of the best FPL managers of all time. There's a reason why he used his wildcard to switch Kane to Son.

                                          1. Fitzy.
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 10 Years
                                            13 days, 18 hours ago

                                            He also got Kane in without captaining him. Did you question that move at the time?

                                            1. Andy_Social
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 9 Years
                                              13 days, 18 hours ago

                                              Captaincy is an issue but not a clincher. Think of it this way - will he score double the amount of goals of a Toney, Wilson or Watkins. Maybe.

                                              1. Fitzy.
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 10 Years
                                                13 days, 17 hours ago

                                                I don't need help with this decision. I was having a go at fan-boy Virg is all.

                                                1. Andy_Social
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 9 Years
                                                  13 days, 17 hours ago

                                                  Yeah, you're good. I was just adding another dimension to the conversation.

                                                  1. Bennerman
                                                    • 3 Years
                                                    13 days, 17 hours ago

                                                    Wow, you legend. Thanks

                                            2. FPL Virgin
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 5 Years
                                              13 days, 16 hours ago

                                              You should never question Mark. Like U2 once sang "he moves in mysterious ways".

                                          2. Bennerman
                                            • 3 Years
                                            13 days, 18 hours ago

                                            This 'a certain player is only worth getting if you captain him' line is one of the many fallacies prevalent on this site.

                                            So what, if your other captain (Salah?) scores 20 and Kane scores 15, that's bad and he wasn't worth having?

                                            Some rank bad logic on here, discretion advised

                                            1. fusen
                                              • 9 Years
                                              13 days, 15 hours ago

                                              I agree that it isn't the be and end all reason not to get an expensive player, but most people who legitimately use the "too expensive if you don't captain" line are talking about the points to value ratio. So if you aren't going to captain, spread the money to two more likely players who can keep up or better the one expensive player.

                                          3. Cok3y5murf
                                            • 5 Years
                                            13 days, 13 hours ago

                                            His wildcard has potentially ruined his season lol

                                        4. dabber7
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          13 days, 14 hours ago

                                          I don't think you've made a particularly strong case for Kane there Camzy.

                                          1. Just going through your points, Kane is a proven goals scorer ... so is Vardy.

                                          2. The fixtures are amazing for the next 6. Are they actually THAT much better than Vardy's?
                                          Kane = LEE (H), BUR (A), BRE (H), NOR (H), BHA (A)
                                          Vardy = CHE (H), WAT (H), SOU (A), AVL (A), NEW (H)
                                          and then they both play each other at Leicester in the 6th match. I'd argue that Vardy's fixtures from 2-5 are easily as good as Kane's from 1-4, with the one difference being CHE (H) v BRI (A). Over the entire 6 not really that much in at all.

                                          3. There's no guarantee that the Conte effect will be instant for the forwards and it will HAVE to be, for your argument to work.

                                          4. Vardy has played more minutes than Kane this season.

                                          5. "Other than Antonio, there are few fowards who have impressed this year." Vardy currently has one less point than Antonio.

                                          If you have Vardy at the moment then I can see very little reason to switch to Kane right now. Yes Vardy has blanked in the last three but he has scored 5 in the last 7, whilst Kane has scored 1 in 11. Ditching Vardy for Kane is one ginormous leap of faith and really nothing more.

                                          And iff you don't currently have Vardy, then I can't really see a stand out reason to get Kane instead of him and it might be better to hold on to your money and see what happens in the next GW or two, or, if it's burning a hole in your pocket, invest it elsewhere.

                                          Of course Kane could be about to absolutely go off and fair play to those managers who did make that leap of faith if he does do but really, that's what will have been ... a massive g-a-m-b-l-e that has paid off.

                                          1. Cok3y5murf
                                            • 5 Years
                                            13 days, 12 hours ago

                                            When he started with "Kane is a proven goalscorer," I knew we were in for a series of obvious points masked as insightful.

                                            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                              • 11 Years
                                              13 days, 7 hours ago

                                              The point about the lack of forwards is genuinely mind-bending:

                                              "Kane is a better asset because there are so many disappointing forwards this year, and Kane has been doing worse than any of them"

                                              *Head explodes in confusion*

                                              1. LWO23
                                                • 11 Years
                                                13 days, 6 hours ago

                                                How come? There are lots of good d options. Lots of good mid options. Hardly any striker options. Put those together and Kane is an option. Doesn’t mean he has form. Doesn’t mean he will work. Doesn’t mean you should get him. But with his fixtures, his history and a new manager … I can absolutely see why he is being considered. Doesn’t mean I prefer him over Son. I just prefer my current mids over my current non-performing strikers. And if he continues to suck, I will move along. Cheers.

                                              2. Camzy
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 11 Years
                                                13 days, 38 mins ago

                                                The fact that there are lots of disappointing forwards means that you're gambling on losing an underperformer like Vardy, Auba vs losing a player like Foden or Salah if you want Son.

                                                It's not really that hard to understand. When you make transfers you also have to get rid of a player. It's easier to gamble on forward slots than mids. That's really it.

                                                I even said it was a gamble due to Kane's poor form, but I think it's worth it and I shared why. If you don't agree with the points then don't get him, it's that simple.

                                                1. Baps hunter
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  12 days, 7 hours ago

                                                  I totally do agree with this. Had I Vardy and money itb, taking a punt on Kane would be easy. And should it fail, he would still be a place holder for CR7. So it depends totally on the team.

                                      • Water_Pink
                                        • 11 Years
                                        14 days, 11 hours ago

                                        A) son and Jesus
                                        Or
                                        B) raph hand ronaldo

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

                                          And *^

                                        2. Ooh Ah Cantona
                                          • 1 Year
                                          14 days, 10 hours ago

                                          Upcoming fixtures, I'd say A

                                          1. Ooh Ah Cantona
                                            • 1 Year
                                            14 days, 10 hours ago

                                            Wait actually I'd go B, sorry.

                                            1. Water_Pink
                                              • 11 Years
                                              14 days, 10 hours ago

                                              That’s what I’m thinking too. Cheers

                                        3. Baps hunter
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 4 Years
                                          14 days, 9 hours ago

                                          This question needs timing. A now, CR7 later and at that time no Raphinha.

                                      • Boom XhakaLacaSaka
                                        • 2 Years
                                        14 days, 11 hours ago

                                        Hows this look

                                        Guatia Foster
                                        Cancelo Chilwell Taa Reguilon Omo
                                        Gallagher Foden Salah Jota Son
                                        Toney Wilson Davis

                                        1. FantasyClub
                                            13 days, 18 hours ago

                                            Looks good. I’m hesitant bout the non playing striker. I wanna play with two or even one striker formation but when the festive season is here having a playing bench might be important

                                        2. sirmorbach
                                          • 5 Years
                                          14 days, 11 hours ago

                                          Friends, a little help here please:

                                          Ramsdale, Foster
                                          TAA, Cancelo, Chilwell, Dias, Livramento
                                          Salah, Foden, Raphinha, Mbeumo, Luiz
                                          Vardy, Antonio, Toney

                                          Plan is to use my 2 free transfers and do Vardy-Wilson/Jimi, Mbeumo-Gallagher/ESR/Jota. Three questions:

                                          1. Good transfers?
                                          2. Who to pick among them?
                                          2. Do it now or wait until closer to deadline?

                                          1. Bobby Digital
                                            • 4 Years
                                            14 days, 11 hours ago

                                            Keep Jimi till GW15.

                                            Wait closer to deadline

                                          2. Bobby Digital
                                            • 4 Years
                                            14 days, 11 hours ago

                                            Ohh... I see now. I'd get Wilson and roll the other transfer.

                                            1. sirmorbach
                                              • 5 Years
                                              14 days, 10 hours ago

                                              Thank you, Bobby!

                                          3. Debauchy
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 8 Years
                                            14 days, 10 hours ago

                                            Wait for closer to deadline . I would be looking to Son in the hope Spurs turn the corner

                                            1. sirmorbach
                                              • 5 Years
                                              14 days, 10 hours ago

                                              Many thanks, Mathieu!

                                        3. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
                                          • 5 Years
                                          14 days, 11 hours ago

                                          "Where are they now", Episode 1:
                                          Patrick Bamford.

                                          1. HuttonDressedasLahm
                                            • 12 Years
                                            14 days, 11 hours ago

                                            Episode 2: Christian Pulisic

                                          2. Bobby Digital
                                            • 4 Years
                                            14 days, 11 hours ago

                                            Treatment table

                                          3. acidicleo
                                            • 5 Years
                                            14 days, 9 hours ago

                                            Still evolving..

                                          4. Dthinger
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 4 Years
                                            14 days, 8 hours ago

                                            bonus footage: "Where is Todd Cantwell?"

                                        4. wulfrunian
                                          • 5 Years
                                          14 days, 11 hours ago

                                          Which one?
                                          a)Son+Gallagher
                                          b)Foden+Jota

                                          1. Bobby Digital
                                            • 4 Years
                                            14 days, 11 hours ago

                                            A

                                            1. wulfrunian
                                              • 5 Years
                                              14 days, 10 hours ago

                                              cheers

                                          2. iCon
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 10 Years
                                            14 days, 10 hours ago

                                            I've got A, but B looks good too...not sure if it's just grass being greener and all that!

                                          3. acidicleo
                                            • 5 Years
                                            14 days, 10 hours ago

                                            A

                                        5. Karan14
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 5 Years
                                          14 days, 11 hours ago

                                          Is a Livramento rotation with Royal/Regullion good enough for a back 4?

                                          1. hustler7
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 9 Years
                                            14 days, 10 hours ago

                                            Yes.

                                          2. Debauchy
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 8 Years
                                            14 days, 10 hours ago

                                            I would be happy with that

                                        6. dshv
                                          • 4 Years
                                          14 days, 10 hours ago

                                          Ramsdale foster
                                          Taa james cancelo duffy livra
                                          Salah raphinha mbeumo esr foden
                                          Antonio vardy hwang
                                          2.7 itb 2ft

                                          What would you do? Dont want to waste a ft. 14k rank.

                                          Maybe the only transfer that i have to do is vardy to Kane ? And after weeks kane to Ronaldo??

                                          1. Ephurion
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            14 days, 10 hours ago

                                            Raph -> Jota could be an option if you wanna spice it up and plan on dropping Raph before his fixtures turn anyways

                                          2. Debauchy
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 8 Years
                                            14 days, 10 hours ago

                                            Nice rank , I would do Mbueno or Raph to Son downgrade Antonio. Leaves money ithb to shift Vardy next week

                                          3. acidicleo
                                            • 5 Years
                                            14 days, 10 hours ago

                                            Sounds like good plan.

                                          4. KieranKA
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            14 days, 9 hours ago

                                            If you trust Kane, which I don't, Vardy to Kane looks perfect. Otherwise you can just about afford ESR to Jota

                                        7. Ephurion
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 5 Years
                                          14 days, 10 hours ago

                                          If they rotate for that 4th spot it's more than good enough.

                                        8. acidicleo
                                          • 5 Years
                                          14 days, 10 hours ago

                                          Which is better in the short term?

                                          A) Son + Wilson
                                          B) Kane + Gallagher

                                          1. Debauchy
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 8 Years
                                            14 days, 10 hours ago

                                            A

                                            1. acidicleo
                                              • 5 Years
                                              14 days, 9 hours ago

                                              Cheers

                                          2. Salah’s Sonnet
                                            • 10 Years
                                            14 days, 10 hours ago

                                            Son & Gallagher

                                            1. acidicleo
                                              • 5 Years
                                              14 days, 10 hours ago

                                              Not possible as Vardy is part of the trade.

                                          3. Camzy
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 11 Years
                                            14 days, 10 hours ago

                                            Kane and Gallagher. I prefer the price points and Gallagher is a fantastic buy now for fixtures, form and minutes.

                                            1. acidicleo
                                              • 5 Years
                                              14 days, 10 hours ago

                                              I trust Gallagher more than Wilson but Son more than Kane.

                                              Another option is Son and Broja which will leave money for Antonio to Kane if he decide to explode.

                                              1. ilikewud
                                                • 1 Year
                                                14 days, 9 hours ago

                                                Will Broja start? Che and Armstrong have looked good together the last few.

                                                1. acidicleo
                                                  • 5 Years
                                                  14 days, 9 hours ago

                                                  Can bench Broja as I have Toney (new) Antonio and the template back 5.

                                                  1. ilikewud
                                                    • 1 Year
                                                    14 days, 9 hours ago

                                                    True, but if he's not going to play wouldn't you rather a fodder at 4.5? Save some $

                                                    1. acidicleo
                                                      • 5 Years
                                                      14 days, 9 hours ago

                                                      Can afford some dollars on bench as first WC is intact..
                                                      But it's a valid point..Will look at potential mids upgrades pre WC and need for money .
                                                      Thanks.

                                          4. KieranKA
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            14 days, 9 hours ago

                                            A

                                        9. Colonel Shoe 肝池
                                          • 10 Years
                                          14 days, 10 hours ago

                                          anyone know who is arsenals likely second keeper? hein or okonkwo?

                                          1. acidicleo
                                            • 5 Years
                                            14 days, 9 hours ago

                                            Is Leno injured?

                                            1. ilikewud
                                              • 1 Year
                                              14 days, 9 hours ago

                                              This Leno is likely the backup. No sense spending the extra cash on him.

                                        10. DavvaMC
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          14 days, 10 hours ago

                                          What do you think of the below if I wanted this line up for GW12 it would mean a -8 or I can spread the transfers out for the following GW's. 0.1 ITB - Problem I see is I won't be able to easily upgrade forward spot to for example Jesus without downgrading midfield.

                                          Is Jota a must whilst Firminio is out?

                                          Sanchez

                                          Cancelo | TAA | Chilwell

                                          Son | Jota | Gallagher | Salah | Foden

                                          Jiminez | Antonio

                                          Foster | White | Livramento | Davis

                                          1. KieranKA
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            14 days, 9 hours ago

                                            What's your current team? –8 is a big risk

                                            1. DavvaMC
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              14 days, 9 hours ago

                                              Current team is below, I don't want to use a -8 but that is what is needed to get the above team.

                                              Sanchez | Foster

                                              Cancelo | TAA | Chilwell | White | Livramento

                                              Raph | Salah | Foden | Mbeumo | Luiz

                                              Jiminez | Vardy | Antonio

                                        11. ilikewud
                                          • 1 Year
                                          14 days, 10 hours ago

                                          Which option do you prefer?

                                          A) Havertz and Vardy to Son and Wilson
                                          B) Havertz, Vardy, and Antonio to Smith-Rowe, Kane, and Wilson

                                          1. Original - Wolves Ay We
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 6 Years
                                            14 days, 9 hours ago

                                            A

                                          2. acidicleo
                                            • 5 Years
                                            14 days, 9 hours ago

                                            A out of those..
                                            Is that 2FT?

                                            1. ilikewud
                                              • 1 Year
                                              14 days, 9 hours ago

                                              Yup 2FT

                                              1. acidicleo
                                                • 5 Years
                                                14 days, 9 hours ago

                                                In my question above its the same 2 outgoing players..
                                                We are likely to end up doing same transfers..:)

                                          3. BrockLanders
                                            • 6 Years
                                            14 days, 9 hours ago

                                            A

                                          4. KieranKA
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            14 days, 9 hours ago

                                            A

                                        12. Original - Wolves Ay We
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 6 Years
                                          14 days, 9 hours ago

                                          To bring in Ronaldo in Gameweek 16. If you had to drop one for the funds which would it be?

                                          A) Chilwell
                                          B) Raphina

                                          Thanks.

                                          1. ilikewud
                                            • 1 Year
                                            14 days, 9 hours ago

                                            Depends on Leeds form at that time. I'd probably keep Chilwell. tbh it's a bit too far away to really know.

                                          2. acidicleo
                                            • 5 Years
                                            14 days, 9 hours ago

                                            Probably B

                                          3. BrockLanders
                                            • 6 Years
                                            14 days, 9 hours ago

                                            Probably B

                                          4. nico05
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 3 Years
                                            14 days, 9 hours ago

                                            Id drop Raphina

                                          5. KieranKA
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            14 days, 9 hours ago

                                            In GW16, definitely Raphinha. He has trips to Stamford Bridge, Etihad and Anfield in 16–19

                                            1. Baps hunter
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 4 Years
                                              14 days, 8 hours ago

                                              This makes the decision very easy.

                                        13. BrockLanders
                                          • 6 Years
                                          14 days, 9 hours ago

                                          Evening chaps

                                          Quick one!

                                          1/ Cancelo & Armstrong
                                          2/ Regulion & Wilson

                                          Which one??

                                          1. Original - Wolves Ay We
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 6 Years
                                            14 days, 9 hours ago

                                            1

                                          2. ilikewud
                                            • 1 Year
                                            14 days, 9 hours ago

                                            Coin flip imo. I currently have 1 and the only thing I would point out is Armstrongs' fixtures turn in a few gws there aren't many options at that price. So either bench or sell in the tougher games (assuming he keeps his place)

                                          3. acidicleo
                                            • 5 Years
                                            14 days, 9 hours ago

                                            1 as cancelo is near essential in my books.

                                          4. nico05
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 3 Years
                                            14 days, 9 hours ago

                                            2. I think Wilson will show his potential now and Spurs will become much more solid

                                          5. KieranKA
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            14 days, 9 hours ago

                                            1

                                        14. nico05
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 3 Years
                                          14 days, 9 hours ago

                                          Any chance of a bit of help please. 2FT and 0.2 available.
                                          Sanzhez (suspended)
                                          Taa Shaw Livramento Cancelo
                                          Salah Havertz Salah
                                          Antonio Vardy Jiminez
                                          A. Deal with the Sanchez & Havertz issue
                                          B. Wildcard & possible lose both of the above and addressing any other issue?
                                          Thanks

                                          1. KieranKA
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            14 days, 9 hours ago

                                            If you aren't going to WC this week, when do you plan to use it? You can definitely set up a team from this week that can easily pivot in GW16.

                                            Also how did you get two Salah's and how can I do the same?

                                            1. nico05
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 3 Years
                                              14 days, 9 hours ago

                                              Haha sorry if only i could! Foden* So you would use this week?
                                              May I ask why everybody I referring to GW 16 ? Been away from here a while

                                              1. KieranKA
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                14 days, 9 hours ago

                                                In GW16 or 17, Spurs/Leeds/Wolves/Leicester fixtures get worse, and Man Utd/West Ham/Chelsea/Watford fixtures improve. I can imagine people selling players like Son, Kane, Raphinha, Jimenez, Vardy to Ronaldo, Antonio, Chilwell, Lukaku Sarr at that stage

                                                1. nico05
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  14 days, 9 hours ago

                                                  Ahh I see, thanks for clarifying that for me. I think I am going to use my wildcard now and I'll bear the fixture change in mind. Thanks for the help 🙂

                                        15. KieranKA
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          14 days, 9 hours ago

                                          Been narrowing down my options over the international break and I'm down to two.

                                          (A) Mount + James to Son + Reguilón
                                          (B) Mount + Mbeumo + Vardy to Son + Jota + Wilson (–4)

                                          I know most people are keeping faith with Chelsea defenders as the fixtures turn but I have a sense that Reguilón should be competitive with James/Chilwell in the next few weeks

                                          2FT, 2.0ITB
                                          Sánchez // Foster
                                          Trent Cancelo James // Livra Veltman
                                          Salah Mount Raph Mbeumo // Brownhill
                                          Vardy Antonio Toney

                                          1. nico05
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 3 Years
                                            14 days, 9 hours ago

                                            B. All 3 great addition, looking to bring in Jota & Wilson myself if I WC. JOta looks nailed for the time being and Wilson could be about to show his talent's with Howe at the helm

                                        16. Boxwoods
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 4 Years
                                          14 days, 9 hours ago

                                          Thinking of moving to 3-5-2. Which 3rd fwd to get:

                                          A. Broja
                                          B. Dennis
                                          C. Other (who?)

                                          1. KieranKA
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            14 days, 9 hours ago

                                            B. Southampton have four playing strikers and likelier to rotate over Jan.

                                        17. BullDogTevez
                                          • 11 Years
                                          14 days, 9 hours ago

                                          As it’s usually slow during IB this might gain some traction or answers I seek.

                                          Has anyone ever compiled data of all previous FPL winners like where they were ranked at certain GWs in there victorious season.

                                          It would also be great to see stats in a comparable view for those ‘lucky’ winners pre chips and post chips.

                                          Like has anyone ever been hovering around 300k+ mid season then gone on a ridiculous run to victory? Or is it a case of starting strong, then sustaining.

                                          Thoughts would be appreciated.

                                          1. Baps hunter
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 4 Years
                                            14 days, 8 hours ago

                                            Good questions, but I haven't been playing the game long enough. Imo they have at least decent starts and been not too much behind at this point. Last season having Kane and Son when they hauled big time was season defining moment imo. I am no absolutely certain, but there were so many teams that got far ahead and catching them all was just impossible.

                                        18. nico05
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 3 Years
                                          14 days, 9 hours ago

                                          On WC are these changes good moves?
                                          Sanchez - Ramsdale
                                          Havertz-Jota
                                          Foden-Smith Rowe
                                          Vardy-Ronaldo
                                          Antonio-Wilson
                                          Steele-Foster

                                          1. KieranKA
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            14 days, 9 hours ago

                                            Yes, Yes, Maybe, Maybe, No, Yes.

                                            I think Vardy to Ronaldo is a bit of a risk right now. Vardy has Watford, So'ton, Villa and Newcastle in the next 5 and United are still in rotten form. I'd wait until GW16-17 for Ronaldo.

                                            If you sell Antonio now, you might struggle to get him back in GW16-18.

                                            1. nico05
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 3 Years
                                              14 days, 9 hours ago

                                              Cheers for that I appreciate your advice. POssibly safer shipping Jiminez rather than Antonio then? I have a biased favour towards getting Wilson back that's all ha

                                              1. KieranKA
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                14 days, 9 hours ago

                                                100%. I'd go Jimenez to Wilson this week.

                                        19. Firminoooo
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 5 Years
                                          14 days, 9 hours ago

                                          2FT and 0.2 itb.

                                          A) Havertz to Jota
                                          B) Havertz, Chilwell, Vardy to Jota, Reguilon, Kane(-4)
                                          C) Other suggestions

                                          Ramsdale Foster
                                          TAA James Cancelo Chilwell Livramento
                                          Salah Foden Havertz Mbuemo Normann
                                          Vardy Antonio Hwang

                                          1. nico05
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 3 Years
                                            14 days, 9 hours ago

                                            A looks like a solid move to me. Id hang fire with option B right now Kane's form needs to pick up first

                                            1. Firminoooo
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 5 Years
                                              14 days, 9 hours ago

                                              Do you think Son is the best pick or wait and see on Spurs?

                                          2. mdm
                                            • 9 Years
                                            14 days, 9 hours ago

                                            Havertz to Son?

                                            1. Firminoooo
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 5 Years
                                              14 days, 9 hours ago

                                              Short of money, could do Vardy to Wilson.

                                          3. Karan14
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            14 days, 9 hours ago

                                            Would maybe sell Hwang/Mbuemo for a bench fodder in B instead of Chilwell.

                                            1. Firminoooo
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 5 Years
                                              14 days, 9 hours ago

                                              Could do Hwang to Broja, but think Reguilon could be a good pick.

                                              1. Karan14
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 5 Years
                                                14 days, 9 hours ago

                                                Yeah I'm tempted to shift to 4 at the back with Regulion too. But think Chilwell is probably still the better option if you have him.

                                                1. Firminoooo
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 5 Years
                                                  14 days, 9 hours ago

                                                  Downgrade Chilwell would give me money for Kane. But not even sure I want him.

                                                  1. Karan14
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 5 Years
                                                    14 days, 9 hours ago

                                                    I think there's a strong case to go for him. I personally think it's a low risk move but let's see.

                                        20. Karan14
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 5 Years
                                          14 days, 9 hours ago

                                          Sanchez
                                          TAA Cancelo James Livramento
                                          Salah Foden Jota
                                          Vardy Antonio Toney

                                          (Gunn Saka Semedo Sissoko)
                                          1 FT & 0.0m

                                          Saka & Vardy ➡️ Kane & Brownhill for -4?

                                          Will do Semedo to Regulion/Royal in GW13 and play 4 at the back.
                                          Kane opens the door for CR7 in GW16 as well.

                                          Thoughts?

                                          1. Firminoooo
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            14 days, 9 hours ago

                                            Looks good. But Kane could keep on blanking. Don’t know If he will get back in form.

                                          2. My heart goes Salalalalah
                                            • 4 Years
                                            14 days, 6 hours ago

                                            No. Save and have 2ft gw13

                                        21. Jimjam
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 10 Years
                                          14 days, 9 hours ago

                                          Sanchez (Steele)
                                          TAA, Chilwell, Christensen (Semedo, Livramento)
                                          Salah, Foden, Raphinha, Mbeumo (Brownhill)
                                          Vardy, Antonio, Jimenez

                                          2FT, 1.6 in bank

                                          How does this -4 sound, enabling a shift to a 3-5-2?

                                          Vardy --> Locadia
                                          Mbeumo --> Son
                                          Brownhill --> Jota

                                          1. Karan14
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            14 days, 9 hours ago

                                            Looks good honestly.

                                          2. KieranKA
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            14 days, 8 hours ago

                                            The less extreme alternative (no hit) would be Vardy and Brownhill to Wilson and Jota.

                                        22. squ1rrel
                                          • 7 Years
                                          14 days, 9 hours ago

                                          Sa - Steele
                                          TAA - Cancelo - Chilwell - Livra - Williams
                                          Salah - Son - Gallagher - Saka - Allan
                                          Vardy - Jimenez - Toney

                                          0.8 ITB, 1 FT

                                          Have exact funds for Toney -> Wilson, any other thoughts?