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FPL Q&A: Best Gameweek 38 picks, Salah + what to do with Arsenal and Villa players


Q: Since Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Leicester City have excellent fixtures and Manchester City and Liverpool are fighting it out on the final day for the title, can you suggest a combined top three players to target from these five teams for someone who is chasing in a mini-league? (@appshaank)

A: Since you have mentioned these are for players who are chasing, I won’t mention the obvious picks like Harry Kane (£12.4m) and Son Heung-min (£11.1m). 

Sadio Mane (£11.8m) was left out of the Liverpool squad completely against Southampton in midweek, which bodes well for a start and 90 minutes against Wolves. I’m fully expecting Jurgen Klopp to go with his first-choice front three which we have seen in recent weeks, comprising of Luiz Diaz (£8.1m) on the left, Mane at centre-forward and Mohamed Salah (£13.1m) on the right – fitness permitting. Mane has scored three goals in Liverpool’s last six matches and just from memory, I recall him finishing the final day strongly. Diaz is also a decent option, of course, so it’s a coin toss between him and Mane. 

Jamie Vardy (£10.3m) has registered four goals, 10 shots in the box and four big chances in his last two appearances, putting the veteran firmly on the radar for Gameweek 38. A rest against Chelsea would make him even more appealing and the Southampton defence is likely to prove extremely obliging. 

It’s rare that Phil Foden (£7.8m) is left out of a Manchester City line-up and the youngster saw zero minutes against West Ham. I expect him to slot back into the City team against Aston Villa, either on the left wing or at centre-forward. It would have been easy for me to pick the obvious Kevin De Bruyne (£12.1m) here but if money is an issue, Foden is your man. 

In defence, I think any of the Chelsea wing-backs who are rested against Leicester are good picks against Watford in Gameweek 38. 


Q: I’ve been wanting to bring in Christian Eriksen for a while. As someone with a Spurs triple-up in attack, I’m thinking Dejan Kulusevski for Eriksen on a free transfer. Is this a crazy punt and is it smarter to stay with Kulusevski? I’m at an overall rank of 138k in my first season and aiming for the top 100k. (@fpl_firefly)

Alonso sub explained and Coutinho concern for Gameweek 37: FPL notes 16

A: First off, kudos to making it to Gameweek 38 and above all, I hope you have had fun this year. FPL seasons are not always this demanding and you have done well in your first campaign to adjust to the constantly changing landscape.

I think Dejan Kulusevski (£6.3m) is a great differential against Norwich in Gameweek 38, as almost everyone will have Son and many will have Kane. He is capable of double-digit returns himself and I would possibly look elsewhere for upgrades. That being said, if you do want to transfer Christian Eriksen (£5.6m) in, he’s not a bad shout this week. Brentford have a bit of rivalry against Leeds from their time in the Championship and the Bees will want to sign off in front of their fans in style. It is about having fun at the end of the day and if you feel owning Eriksen will make the final Gameweek of the season more enjoyable for you, by all means go for it. We won’t have any football for a couple of months and the last thing you want to feel over the summer is that you didn’t back your gut. 


Q: Who are the best differential and sensible captain punts to make big rank gains on the last day of the season? ( @FPL_Rony)

Bowen injury latest as Son and Kane shine 2

A: Son will likely be the most popular captain choice and in my opinion the best one as well. When this is the case, I can’t really advocate going against it. However, if you really fancy plumping for a differential, then Kane is an option. Looking away from Spurs, I like the look of Vardy against Southampton. One of the Liverpool midfielders, Mane or Diaz, also appeals and De Bruyne is worth a look, too. Because so many of the top teams have an incentive to do well on the final day, there is no shortage of candidates. Heck, even Romelu Lukaku (£11.4m) against Watford is an option.


Q: Bukayo Saka to Luis Diaz for a -4? (@shmirofpl)
Q: Is it worth taking a -4 hit to bring in Ivan Toney for Emmanuel Dennis in Gameweek 38 and bench Eddie Nketiah? My free transfer is Ollie Watkins to Harry Kane. (@RedDevil4everr)

Saka's injury, Jesus' goals, in-form Toon: FPL notes 8

A: I’ve combined these two questions as they essentially cover the same topic: Arsenal. The Gunners will no doubt be affected mentally by the last two defeats but they still would want to put up a good performance in front of the fans on the final day. A lot depends on the result for Everton against Palace on Thursday; the Toffees are guaranteed safety with a win against the Eagles and if they do achieve that, then we are likely going to see a very relaxed, obliging outfit turn up at the Emirates. If Everton do have something to play for, I expect to see them to set up extremely defensively and play on the counter, which might not suit Mikel Arteta’s side. I still don’t like the idea of benching/selling Arsenal assets but I can understand the appeal if Everton are still in the relegation dogfight. If they’re safe, I’d definitely stick.


Q: Mohamed Salah to Sadio Mane or just hold? I’m looking for the next ’30-pointer’. (@TropicalFPL)

Salah benched + Robertson 'rested' as Liverpool edge past Villa 5

A: This is a question that many Gameweek 37 Free Hitters are likely to be asking. Salah, at the time of writing, is expected to make the Liverpool squad against Wolves but this does not necessarily mean a start for the Egyptian. The fact that he is just one goal ahead of Son in the Golden Boot race makes selling him a scary prospect as if he does start, he will surely be looking to rack up a couple of goals to seal that personal accolade. The possibility of a cameo is quite real though and if you have no other priorities in your squad, I think moving him on for someone like Mane, who is guaranteed significant game-time, could work. A lot would depend on Salah’s training minutes etc during the week and what Klopp says in his press conference. 


Q: Is using our last transfer on defenders like Marcos Alonso or Andrew Robertson worth it? Or should we be focused on bringing in attackers on the last day? (@Aaronjc77)

Ronaldo's goals, Chelsea's wing-backs, wasteful Havertz: FPL notes 1

A: I think this answer is completely squad dependent. If you have a hole in your defence, for instance, then I think that should be prioritised. I know there are usually goals on the final day with clean sheets few and far between but the likes of Reece James (£6.4m), Marcos Alonso (£5.7m) and Andrew Robertson (£7.3m) are so attacking that they are very capable of a 15-point haul on their day. Aim to add the player you feel will give you the marginal gains to your squad. With the Chelsea wing-backs, look to see who is rested against Leicester. 


Q: Philippe Coutinho to Mason Mount, Phil Foden or Luis Diaz? (@iamRohanPandit)

Salah benched + Robertson 'rested' as Liverpool edge past Villa 3

A: This answer would apply to most Villa attackers – I think they are a sell. Mason Mount (£7.7m) has the easiest fixture on paper and if he is rested against Leicester, that is definitely where I would go. A start against the Foxes would put slight doubts in my mind and that would tilt me towards Diaz. Foden feels the most punty of the two but I would argue he has the greatest incentive. 


That’s all for me for this season, folks. Have a great final week and see you again soon!



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192 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Devos
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Closing in on ML-leader, who is going to Free Hit in GW38.

      This is my current team:

      Allison
      Cancelo, Laporte, Robertson, Rudiger, Alonso
      Maddison, Raphinha, KDB (c), Salah*
      Nketiah

      B: Ramsdale, KDH, Werner*, Dennis*

      1 FT and 0.0 ITB. What would you do?

      1. RealSocialDads
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Salah -> Son probably

      2. Devos
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Maybe Salah + Werner > Son + Vardy (-4)?

          1. RealSocialDads
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            This would be good if you can afford

      3. Tomas_brolin
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Is this worth a -4 on the basis that Jota prob starts on the bench?

        jota and broja > Diaz and Toney

        Don’t quite have enough to do Broja to Toney

        1. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Yes

      4. RealSocialDads
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Who is a better play for GW38? 88k and mini leagues tied up so looking to go for a fun punt.

        A. Bowen + Vardy
        B. Luis Diaz + Vardy
        C. Maddison + Vardy
        D. Barnes + Kane

        1. Bavarian
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          D

        2. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 21 days ago

          A or B look most fun to me, but go with your instinct if nothing on the line

        3. Mozumbus
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Kane

        4. carlosice
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Ings to Toney

          Or KDB to Son (and captain)

          Thanks

          1. Ajaxeeding
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Son

          2. RealSocialDads
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Would you captain KDB if you don’t take him out?

            Bring Son in and captain if you want to consolidate rank. Bring Toney in and captain KDB if chasing

          3. Mozumbus
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Toney. Keep KDB.

          4. grennans2
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Is it worth taking a hit on the last day if you're 7 points behind? Debating between the below...

            Dubravka
            TAA - Matip - Cancelo - Laporte - James
            Son - Kulu - Salah - Saka
            Jesus

            Ramsdale - Gordon - Weghorst - 4.3

            A) Salah > Mane (start Jesus)
            B) Salah & Weghorst > Vardy & Diaz (-4) (bench Jesus)
            C) Salah & Jesus > Kane & Diaz (-4)

            1. RealSocialDads
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              To answer first question - yes I think it is worth a hit, provided it’s a good hit to take.

              B looks good to me, but i wouldn’t like to bench Jesus, would start ahead of Matip

          5. Sharkytect
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Would kane let son take a penalty if spurs were winning 3-0 with 5mins left on the clock?

            1. Sharkytect
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              *son has scored 1 gial is this hypothetical scenario.

            2. RealSocialDads
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Judging from Kane comments, if the games not won then Kane takes, if the game is won then there’s a chance he lets Son take

          6. Echoes
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Foden looking at my team for GW38

            1. NateDog
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 21 days ago

              I laughed, to be honest

          7. Whats the Mata?
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Team is in a very bad state for gw38.

            * : Possible rotation
            ** : Injured + Useless + high chance of rotation

            Dubravka
            James* - TAA* - Cancelo
            Salah** - Kulusevski* - Saka - KDB - Gordon (useless as well)
            Nketiah - Che Adams**

            Subs: Ramsdale - Mateta** - Dias** - Doherty**

            Have 1FT and 0.7 in the bank.

            Pretty set on Salah to Son (C).

            What other moves would you make here - irrespective of chasing or leading?

            Cheers.

            1. The Mentaculus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 21 days ago

              How about Dias & Gordon - Sessegnon & Maddison? Bench Adams

              1. Whats the Mata?
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Will have 3 spurs if I get Son

                1. The Mentaculus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Damn. But maybe you can do Gordon - Maddi without downgrading Dias anyway actually..?

          8. Bavarian
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Will Jesus start next GW?

            1. Whats the Mata?
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Its really 50-50. Wouldnt be surprised to see City go with Bilva f9 because they're much better as an attacking unit in that formation imo.

            2. RealSocialDads
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Tough to say with Haaland now an option

              1. The Mentaculus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Eh? Håland can't play yet

            3. simong1
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Could really do with knowing the answer to this too. Otherwise I have Weghorst starting. Would take a hit to remove Jesus for Kane if I knew he didn't start...

          9. balint84
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            A) Schmeichel to Allison
            B) Zaha to Kulusevski / Foden / Diaz
            C) Holgate to Sessegnon (on bench)

            1. NateDog
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Schmeichel will play so keep, and Zaha has a great fixture. C looks good but has to be an argument for playing Sess (I'm bringing him in this week myself)

              1. Cheeky Onion
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                I was tempted to bench/sell Cancelo on a WC last week with all of City's defensive injuries. Couldn't bring myself to do it and Sess's 8 points are staring at me from the bench

                1. NateDog
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Hah I got Sess on FH and was very close to playing him over Castagne but decided against it late on and left him first, not my best call

          10. Mozumbus
              2 months, 21 days ago

              How's she looking, WC:
              Dubravka
              Rudiger Jansson Sessegnon
              KDB Son Eriksen Trossard
              Kane Lukaku Toney
              Bench
              Targeting Leeds and Watford. Spurs duo and Mancity premiums.
              Any suggestions?
              Thanks

              1. OneArseneWenger32
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 21 days ago

                trossard/bowen maybe kdb to sterling and upgrade rudiger to alsono/james or trossard to mount

                1. Mozumbus
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Do you think KDB will not start?

                    1. The Mentaculus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Of course he will

                      1. Mozumbus
                          2 months, 21 days ago

                          So I'll keep KDB then. It's a must win.

                  • The Mentaculus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    I would probably downgrade Lukaku & play 352 with Mount, and also use extra funds for Jansson - Robbo maybe? But it looks pretty good

                    1. Mozumbus
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        Thanks. Yes, Mount sounds like an exciting option in that price range. Punting on Lukaku being a bully against Watford.

                  • Karan14
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Ramsdale
                    TAA Robbo Cancelo Laporte
                    Salah KDB Mount Saka Kulu
                    Pukki

                    (Davies)
                    1 Ft & 1.0m

                    If Salah is fit?
                    A) KDB to Son
                    B) Pukki to Toney

                    If Salah is not fit will sell him for Son for free.

                    Thoughts please?

                    1. OneArseneWenger32
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      chasing in ML or leading? pukki to toney for sure regardless

                      1. Karan14
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        Chasing only.

                  • OneArseneWenger32
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    -12 an option?
                    Pope, saka, zaha and weghorst to Ederson/Allison, mount, eriksen and toney

                    1. NateDog
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Far, far too much on last day. Next to no time to make it worthwhile. Don't get rid of Zaha anyway

                      1. OneArseneWenger32
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        yea huge ML lead so just chasing rank with punts...

                        1. AC/DC AFC
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 21 days ago

                          May as well then

                          Nothing to lose.

                    2. Cheeky Onion
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      No need for Brentford double up, I fancy Zaha against united so no need to ditch him. Saka could still be a decent option if Everton win tomorrow

                  • Dark Side Of The Loon!
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Coutinho and White to Mount + Alonso for -4 in this team? Or something else.

                    Pickford Martinez
                    TAA Matip Cancelo White Davies
                    Son Saka Coutinho Ramsey Gordon
                    Kane Vardy Weghorst

                    Thanks!

                    1. chilli con kone
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Yeah that should repay the hit comfortably

                    2. Botman and Robben
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Just White -> Alonso

                      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        I can even do White to James if needed. But then play who? Coutinho, Weghorst. Gordon. The three options.

                    3. Old Man
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Review after tomorrow, but they look great moves

                  • chilli con kone
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Is Watkins to Toney worth a -4?

                    1. OneArseneWenger32
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      yes

                    2. Bavarian
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      No

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

                      Nope, Toney is going to have to have a goal involvement just to break even and that's if Watkins blanks. With Man city's makeshift defence there is every chance Watkins has a goal/assist

                    4. Botman and Robben
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Nope

                    5. Indio
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      No

                  • Disturbed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Best havertz replacement under 7.9m?

                    Mane kdb havertz kulu saka
                    Jesus Watkins weghorst

                    1. Bavarian
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Maddison

                    2. Holmes
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Mount

                    3. Indio
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Mount

                    4. Ooh Ah Cantona
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Bowen

                    5. sulldaddy
                      • 12 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Mount

                  • Indio
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Hi all - which move is best here please, for final roll of dice?

                    1) Salah > KDB or Mane
                    2) Salah, Pukki > Mount/Diaz and Kane for -4, and bench one of Davies/Nketiah?

                    Ramsdale
                    TAA, Cancelo, Alonso, Davies
                    Salah, Son, Saka, Maddy
                    Nketiah, Richarlison

                    (Foster, Pukki, Gordon, Dias)

                    1. Ooh Ah Cantona
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      I'd play Pukki over Nketiah.
                      I'd have Mount or Barnes over Mane or KDB

                      1. Ooh Ah Cantona
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        Or Bowen

                        1. Indio
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 21 days ago

                          Thanks!

                      2. Cheeky Onion
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        Not a big fan of Nketiah, but if Everton are on the beach I'd take my chances on him over Pukki v Tottenham.

                        Mane and KDB could haul big GW38, Mount & Barnes are great value but are also rotation risks

                  • Jones Kusi
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Who scores the most?
                    A. Toney
                    B. James
                    C. Sessegnon

                    1. Jones Kusi
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Get most points*

                      1. Ooh Ah Cantona
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        James all day

                    2. aapoman
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      James

                      1. Jones Kusi
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        Bigger rotation risk tho and its alot more goals the last GW so less chance of a CS and higher chance of a goal from Toney?

                    3. Boly Would
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      James

                    4. AC/DC AFC
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Toney

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

                    Who to start?

                    A. Mateta (MUN)
                    B. Pukki (TOT)

                    Mateta has the easier fixture but hasn't scored in ages so form over fixture, right?

                    1. AC/DC AFC
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      He's missing big chances which means if you follow the data he's under performing and will score 2 soon!

                  • mynameisq
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Are we reading Rodgers comments as Kasper will play or he told Kasper Ward will play 😛

                    1. The Mentaculus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Rodgers amended the original "Ward will play 2" plan. Confirmed Schmeichel plays Chelsea & Southampton.
                      https://www.lcfc.com/news/2621828/tielemans-ricardo-mendy-choudhury--rodgers-fitness-update

                    2. The Mentaculus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Quite a relief not having to spend our last FT of the season changing keeper 🙂

                  • Ooh Ah Cantona
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    *Brag alert*. I am currently 943rd in the world for my points score this week so far with 12 players to go on BB!

                    1. Fit_to_drop
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Wow - impressive

                      1. Ooh Ah Cantona
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        Than you! Having been 2 millionth OR most of the season, this small victory is the highlight of my year!

                    2. The Mentaculus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Ooh Ah! You TCed Vardy?

                      1. Ooh Ah Cantona
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        In 36's double I TCd Vardy, then Captained him in 37. Doubly delighted being a Leicester fan!

                        1. Old Man
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          2 months, 21 days ago

                          Sensible man - Foxes forever!

                    3. AC/DC AFC
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      And how new are you??

                      Please see below.

                      1. Ooh Ah Cantona
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        2nd season doing FPL online

                    4. NorCal Villan
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        Brag alert, major brag alert

                    5. aapoman
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      1ft and 0.2itb

                      Ederson
                      TAA Robbo Cancelo James Gabriel
                      Salah* Mount Saka Kulusevski
                      Watkins

                      Foster; Pukki, Gordon, Dennis*

                      Is it worth a -4 just for 1 game? Have 3 options:

                      A. Salah* and Watkins -> Diaz and Kane (-4, Salah not fit)
                      B. Salah* and Watkins -> Son and Toney (-4, Salah not fit)
                      C. Watkins -> Toney (Salah fit)

                      1. Cheeky Onion
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        I like A if you're on the fence about Salah

                    6. Firmino
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      If I do Salah to Son I can do one of the following for a hit:

                      A) Nketiah -> Toney
                      B) Saka -> Diaz
                      C) Saka -> Mount
                      D) Saka -> Maddison
                      E) Kulu -> Mount
                      F) Kulu -> Maddison

                      1. aapoman
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        None of those are worth a -4

                    7. MYNAMEISTOPMARK.S
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Anyone else find it suspicious how many teams in the top 50 are doing so well in their first season? It's almost like they have played before but it can't be because of the well enforced rule of only having one team. Must be lucky I guess

                      1. The Mentaculus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        Seems a bit surprising. Perhaps multiple teams, or players returning to the game after some time off? As a genuine 1st timer here, its been a steep learning curve - hard to plan transfers in such a way as to avoid hits when getting to grips with the game initially

                        1. The Mentaculus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 21 days ago

                          On the other hand, perhaps new players are a bit less inclined to template / group-think & therefore have an outside chance of scaling such heights when their risks pay off?

                        2. MYNAMEISTOPMARK.S
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 21 days ago

                          All the dgw and bgw have made this season harder in a game where highly skilled players finish regularly in the top 10k or 1k.

                          I don't know. I smell a rat

                      2. AC/DC AFC
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        Tbf their Twitter declarations seem pretty novice like.

                        Maybe they've discovered the hidden secret in FPL quicker than everyone else?

                      3. Nightrain_
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        out of 9 million people playing, 50 lucky people is not many so it's not shocking

                        1. MYNAMEISTOPMARK.S
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 21 days ago

                          If 9 million people enter world series of poker how many newbies would you expect at the final table?

                          1. Nightrain_
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 21 days ago

                            maybe 50 can make it, call it beginner's luck
                            nobody held a world series of poker with 9 million people before anyway so we won't know lol

                            1. MYNAMEISTOPMARK.S
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 21 days ago

                              Nope. I have never seen a fish at the final table. Okay only 5000 enter each year but it has been going for decades. The numbers don't extrapolate to 50 clueless people winning just cause.

                              1. Nightrain_
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 21 days ago

                                yeah on a serious note, FPL is not the same as poker because at poker's table, no one is giving expert tips to newbie for free on every move but nowadays, newbie at FPL can by copying some experts on youtube, this site, twitter, or whatever, and if they have some serious luck, they can win it

                                It seems impossible but in reality it happens, the example of this lucky thing is the winner of 2015/16.

                                Won the game at his first season
                                https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/5433617/history
                                and after that he can't even break top 500K

                                maybe that happened with those 50 lucky players too every season

                                1. MYNAMEISTOPMARK.S
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 21 days ago

                                  U see that just confirms my theory.

                                  This dude makes a hundred teams every year and only keeps up with the ones that start well. This team did it 6 years ago. Did he even try with this team after average starts. Would love to know how actively he played on this team in his bad years.

                                2. MYNAMEISTOPMARK.S
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 21 days ago

                                  We have the info for this season.

                                  He has made transfers most weeks. Check

                                  Played either wildcard. Fail

                                  Is the only player in a league called winner takes all? Wtf. This is a troll account if I ever saw one. Well played son

                      4. Monty the Magpie
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        Does it matter? They're there and you're not.

                        1. MYNAMEISTOPMARK.S
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 21 days ago

                          I guess if I played with multiple teams I wouldn't care. You?

                          1. Monty the Magpie
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 21 days ago

                            Proof's in the pudding. Take it up with FPL.

                      5. Klaren
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        I got my highest finish (top 5k) in my first season. I don't think there is much learning curve with the game to be honest, it just takes about an hour to learn all the rules.

                        Also nowadays with so many FPL influencers and sites like this, it's quite easy to replicate most (or all) of the moves of a top player and perform well anyway.

                        1. MYNAMEISTOPMARK.S
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 21 days ago

                          What year was that? The further back, the easier to do. I got 3k my first non casual year but the game was 100 times easier then

                    8. focaccia
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Currently 2nd in my league and up for throwing caution to the wind. Have 1 free transfer and nothing in the bank. Would seriously appreciate any advice :

                      Ramsdale

                      Cancelo - White - Alonso - TAA

                      Saka - KDB - Salah - Kulu

                      Jesus - Richarlison

                      (Dubravka - Holgate - Dewsbury-Hall - Gelhart)

                      My 2 main rivals teams as follows:

                      A.
                      Schmeichel
                      Cancelo / Matip / Laporte / Alonso
                      Salah / Havertz / KDB / Mount
                      Richarlison / Nketiah
                      (Foster / Pukki / Cash / Dewsbury Hall)

                      B.
                      Ramsdale
                      Cancelo / James / TAA / Cash
                      Saka / Kulu / Salah / Mount / KDB
                      Nketiah
                      (Dubravka / Joao Pedro / Broja / Holgate)

                      1. Boly Would
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        Richarlison + Holgate to Wilson + Sessegnon.
                        Bench White, put Gelhardt first sub.

                        1. focaccia
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 21 days ago

                          Don't fancy Richarlison against arsenal? Fighting relegation etc?

                          Thoughts on Salah + Saka for Diaz + Son?

                          1. Cheeky Onion
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 21 days ago

                            If Everton win tomorrow then consider ditching. If not, I'd hold

                      2. Cheeky Onion
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        Salah + Rich > Kane + Madders

                        OR

                        Salah + White/Holgate > Son + James (if you can afford) or Sess

                    9. putana
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      ranked 40k but might as well have fun on last day and take -12

                      cash + TAA + cout +richarlison -> james + sess + mount + vardy

                      Team would be
                      ramsdale
                      sess- james- cancelo
                      son-mount-saka-maddison
                      nketiah-vardy-kane

                      Thoughts?

                      1. The Mentaculus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        Well I guess if I ignore the hits, the moves look great & you have a lot of high-ceiling assets lined up there

                      2. Nightrain_
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        i don't think it will paid off
                        I guess Cash to James / Alonso / Robbo and maybe a hit if Mount has high chance to play (if he's not 90 mins vs Lei)

                    10. Dynamic Duos
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      The A, The B or The C?

                      The A) Zaha, Diaz and TAA
                      The B) Bowen, Diaz and TAA -4
                      The C) Zaha, KDB/Mane and Sess -4

                      1. OptimusBlack
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        C KDB

                    11. Cheeky Onion
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      I'm between A and C w/ KDB

                      1. Dynamic Duos
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        Reply to me?

                        1. Cheeky Onion
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 21 days ago

                          Yes

                    12. Nightf0x
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      FH team with a 103.1 ?

                      1. AC/DC AFC
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        Do you want someone to pick a team to your budget for you?

                        It's been a tiring season, as they say.

                      2. Nightrain_
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        very easy, just copy Scout Selection

                      3. JELLYFISH
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        B

                        1. Ooh Ah Cantona
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 21 days ago

                          Torn between A and B

                    13. JY84
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Schmeichel
                      TAA Cancelo Rudiger Matip (White)
                      Saka Salah Mount Son (Brownhill)
                      Watkins Nketiah (Dennis)

                      Which is e better option?
                      A Maddison n Kane for Salah & Watkins (-4)
                      B Toney for Watkins

                      1. Nightrain_
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        A could be gold