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Sell Salah, Free Hit and who to captain in Gameweek 19? What FPL managers think

There are some big questions facing Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers ahead of Gameweek 19 and earlier in the week we set up some polls to gauge opinion on the key talking points.

Here’s how you voted over the last few days:

SELL SALAH IN GAMEWEEK 19?

Not far off 50% of responders are planning to offload Mohamed Salah (£13.0m) without a chip this week, with the vast majority of those not planning to buy him back before he departs for the Africa Cup of Nations after Gameweek 21.

FREE HIT OR NOT IN GAMEWEEK 19?

Over one in five Fantasy managers said they were planning to play their Free Hit chip this week but circa 30% were undecided at the time of voting, so there could be more in the offing – particularly as Spurs v Palace looks set to go ahead.

WHO TO CAPTAIN IN GAMEWEEK 19?

We’ve been used to seeing Salah mop up over 50% of the vote in our captaincy poll in recent months and the race is blown wide open this week, with Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.5m) leading the way with just over a third of the vote.

EXTRA FREE HIT: FOR OR AGAINST?

The decision by FPL to grant managers an extra Free Hit proveded to be a divisive one – more said they were against the move than in favour of it in on on-site poll but the result was reversed in the corresponding Twitter vote.


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2,508 Comments Post a Comment
    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      A bit surprised by how many captained Ronaldo over Son.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        Better goalscoring odds?
        Against the worse team?

        1. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 17 days ago

          Yeah but United still look shiite.

      2. Baps hunter
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        I am surprised to see Magnus giving armband to Son.

    2. Thanos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 months, 17 days ago

      So just hope CR7 fails 😛

    3. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Well done Magnus

    4. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Magnus with points from Mahrez, Odegaard and Laporte so far
      29 points and +54% green arrow

  1. DavvaMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Any reason Ben Davies is benched for todays game? I thought he was nailed?

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Probably just rested

      1. Critical Observer
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        Rested after the rigours of taking naps and playing Playstation? Spurs had their previous match in like November.

  2. NJ MetroStars
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 17 days ago

    so weird, my last minute transfers on my free hit went thru despite it saying error. foden/reguilon --> mahrez/dalot. thank god with mahrez starting!

  3. Fresh_From_Desh
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    So free hit when through but I couldn't change team.

    Iadh captain with Foden as vice

    Ronaldo first on bench and bowen third on bench

    I also have Brandon Williams playing

    I blame myself

  4. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Come on Kaney, I’m here to see you today, do not disappoint

    1. have you seen cyan
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      5 goals for Kane

  5. AC/DC AFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Manchester City goal

  6. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Great for my unconfirmed FH team 🙁

  7. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Excellent.

    Sold sake on my free hit and didn’t go KDB

  8. Baps hunter
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Kept Saka and transferred all 4 big hitters in 🙂

  9. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    You know you’re bad at fpl when KdB doesn’t even come into your thinking when selling Salah

    1. Baps hunter
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      It was close for me, I have to admit that. Then I didn't think that he is easily affordable with Son, Kane and Ronaldo. But after checking it and seeing my current FH team, I couldn't resist the temptation.

  10. ZimZalabim
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Smooth - I have 2 free transfers next week and still have 2 Free Hits

    Rough - Site Crash and my FH team that didnt go through including Kdb, Kane, Son, Ronaldo, Bowen, Martinelli looks like it will smash it and all my rivals have hit FH and have some variation of those players meanwhile I have 1 mid bilva starting in my 8 players left (if Alonso starts)

  11. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Of course Foden gets brought on to block Broja points.

    Pep playing chess while I’m playing tidily winks

  12. Damien Sartip-Zadeh
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Some excellent polls here!

    • Dale Sartip-Zadeh
        5 months, 3 days ago

        I personally kept Salah

      • Razor Ramon
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Any updates on how long James will be out for?