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The lessons learned from a taxing FPL season

We’ve run the course and are at the finish line (finally!). Sitting here, writing my 39th article – and probably the last for the season – for Fantasy Football Scout, the feeling I’m experiencing is that I’ve been fully FPL’ed out.

This is a big contrast from last season which was my worst by a distance in terms of how I finished but it still remained one of my most enjoyable ones. Most Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers I’ve spoken to feel this feeling of ‘drained’ and not, it doesn’t have much to do with content creation which I’ve now been doing for three years. Perhaps, adulting and having way more real-life responsibilities add to this. Just thinking again about last season (where I finished 678k) and there is such a stark difference in terms of mindset and what I want to do post-Gameweek 38. Last season, after I had a poor finish, I was determined to learn from it and as soon as the season got over, I dived into season reviews from different websites and started researching ‘promoted clubs’. It’s just something we as FPL managers like doing, isn’t it? Based on the type of manager you are, spending time reading up and looking into all things football and/or numbers is one of life’s pleasures, along with a freshly brewed coffee, of course.

There is no such feeling this time. I am very aware I need a break and I need to recharge those batteries because they’ve run out of charge for a while now. I have zero intention of diving into anything FPL for a while. I saw that now but knowing me, I’ll probably consume Planet FPL’s promoted team correspondent pods within a week.

AN ANOMALOUS FPL SEASON

The Players I'm Targeting On My Free Hit Chip in DGW28 2

To new FPL managers who have only recently started playing the game, I do want to say that this season is very much the anomaly. The reason a lot of us are feeling this drained is the sheer number of Double Gameweeks in 2021/22. On average, we usually have Premier League football on two to three days a week, which has very much shifted to four to five days a week in the second half of the season. There simply have been no off-days.

One other thing that has taken away a little bit of the fun for me is that, instead of finding my way and picking players that I like based on my preferences with an open field, which in my opinion is the most enjoyable part of the season, most of the decisions are dictated by optimal play focused on Double Gameweeks. For a while now, week on week, you’re not looking at all the players as an option but only those that have a ‘double’. In my head, it’s not ‘Pure FPL’. For me, Pure FPL is making picks from the full pool of players available. It’s about making subjective calls on which players and teams have better fixtures compared to others based on match-ups and data. There is a much greater opportunity to be proactive. This hasn’t been the case in the second half of the season. FPL this calendar year has very much been a complex equation that required us to think through for two full months in an attempt to solve it, so as to optimize the number of Double Gameweekers our teams have. Not only has this limited the pool of players we’re picking from, but we are also mostly making ‘reactive’ decisions governed by the situation. I’ve just found that so curbing.

Alright, I’ll stop the whining now. I did have to write about this because I know that many FPL managers will feel the same way and wanted to cite that this season is very much the anomaly in terms of the sheer magnitude of Double Gameweeks. Given that the season is an anomaly, is there anything I can take away from it? More and more things will come to the surface once the season ends and the brain decompresses all the thoughts. But there are a couple of things that I want to immediately make a mental note of while the 2021/22 campaign still remains fresh in my head.

There have been a few changes in the way I play FPL this year (intentionally so) and some of them have definitely helped to make this season not as much of a disaster as the last one.

STAYING WITH THE PACK

Who are the best FPL captain options for Double Gameweek 36?

When I was looking back at previous campaigns and my ill-fated 2020/21, one thing I noted was that most of my huge rank gains happened when I went against the template in the second half of the season. I had pre-determined that I’d start the season on a ‘safer’ note and stay with the pack. This also helps as we give ourselves enough time to judge the lay of the land before we start making some high-risk decisions. And most importantly, you’re not over-compensating because of bad starts which might push you even further back (note, so much of FPL is psychology). This was a key learning last season. If you’re behind and there’s enough time left, more ground can be made by cumulatively doing the ‘right’ things instead of ‘different’ things. It all adds up. A quick look at my season history tells me that I largely stayed with the pack in the first half of the season and once there was enough ‘subconscious eye test’ and data registered in my head, I started gambling a little more and clocked a fair few Gameweek ranks under 200k (which lead to big jumps) after Gameweek 10.

I do want to loosely carry the norm of ‘risks being directly proportional to Gameweek number’; the further we go into the season, the more I’ll increase my appetite for risk. I do intend on curbing some of my more adventurous thoughts early on because I’ve seen what kind of damage they can do. Of course, this is a loose theory and if there is an opportunity that I’m fully convinced about, I’ll go for it. I do want to say at this point though that such opportunities existing in the FPL landscape are fewer and fewer as the game progresses and grows. Managers are smarter, faster and are way more armed. All the information is out there already and unearthing gems is a rarity that really only lasts for two Gameweeks because managers catch up.

DECISION FATIGUE

How checklists can help you make better FPL decisions 1

The second thing I want to make a mental note of is stamina. Decision fatigue is a real thing in FPL, especially because of how grueling this season has been. So much of FPL is about psychology and stamina. You have to stay the course and remain disciplined for nine full months a year and that’s a big deal. I mean, a normal human would easily have four to five weeks of ‘tilty’ decision making, perhaps because of real life happening to them.

The mental note I’ve made in my head is in such a time where I find myself in a ‘tilty’ headspace or struggling to find time to do my research, relying on analytics/models and having three to four trustworthy people as soundboards is a good back-up. I’ve had one group of four to five people this season who have been excellent as soundboards (a couple of them are Pro Pundits here, shoutout to Zophar and Pras). I’ve also used and subscribed to analytics this season; while they’ve merely been a ‘sanity check’ for me most weeks, relying on them during the above stated circumstances (or otherwise) is a good plan.

On a very personal note, this is important to me because my ‘compulsive checklist’ as an FPL manager is very high. I feel like my decision-making will be substandard without having seen a couple of games, watched both episodes of Match of the Day, read all articles on Fantasy Football Scout, spent some time in the Members Area and maybe consumed a couple of podcasts. Let’s face it, doing this on a weekly basis is unsustainable (as much as I enjoy it) and I want to trim down my compulsive list to just a game or two, MOTD and some data before decision making. I also feel like when I am reaching burnout levels, taking two days in the midweek to fully switch off from FPL would be a good idea too to just recharge the batteries a little. I’m talking about this and mentally noting this because in the last month or two, I’ve made a couple of lazy decisions and I really want to get rid of that from my game. I just have to make sure that I’m fresh and in a good headspace when I’m clicking the buttons.

A THANK YOU

The lessons learned from a taxing FPL season 2

There’s obviously a lot more to take from this year but I’m not going anywhere and more articles will follow during the course of the pre-season.

If a thought does surface, it’ll find itself in Neale and Tom’s inbox. I want to take this opportunity to congratulate both of them and the Fantasy Football Scout team for the excellent work they’ve done this year. There’s a reason reading all of the articles on the site is a part of my ‘compulsive things to do’ before decision making. It’s only a big compliment to them. And you guys should know that when it comes to writing for Fantasy Football Scout, I have a free reign in terms of things I want to write about. That is so liberating as a content creator. I’d also like to say thanks to Geoff (Pukka as you’ll know him) who started this journey for me and to Chris, who is more of a friend than a boss. And my last thank you would be to all of you that read my articles, follow me and validate me as a content creator. I appreciate you a lot and would like to just say that there is a lot of genuine heartfelt gratitude here.

I’m sitting here on Thursday morning sitting at an overall rank of 1,760th and feel validated again after the disaster of a season last year. It might have not been as fun as last year, where I got that Sergio Aguero haul at the end, and that has also made me realise that for me, personally, fun is not directly proportional to how well I do in the game. Don’t worry, though, I do like to succeed and the endeavour with my content is to always help you to do likewise. I’ve really enjoyed writing this article and what I’m feeling now is excited for Gameweek 38, curious about the newly promoted teams, and thrilled for Suvansh, who is currently in my city and the FPL world #1. That’s a completely different mindset from about an hour ago when I started writing this article. I love this game and I can’t wait to go through this entire rigour again.

On a final note, I want to say that you have one last roll of the dice. Make it count.

Signing off for the season,
LR


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210 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Cilly Bonnolly
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Salah to KDB or take a hit to downgrade to a 6.6 and get Kane in for Dennis? Have Son already.

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I guess kevin is better

    2. Ruinenlust
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Kane

    3. Jebiga
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      For me its either vardy or foden 🙂

  2. shapply
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Zaha + Coutinhho -> Mount + Kulusevski for -4? Hot or not?

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Zaha to Kulusevski is necessary?

    2. SKENG
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Wouldn't take the hit. Can you do only Coutinho > Mount? Otherwise, Coutinho > Maddison for free.

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      See if Mount plays 90 tonight
      Could just do Cout to Kulu if not?

  3. JELLYFISH
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Great write up Lateriser - I particularly associate with 'Decision Fatigue'. I've been playing this game 15 years + now and still find myself sometimes falling in to the 'overthinking' trap. This forum is great for helpful advice and as a sound board for ideas/strategies etc, but somethings I feel we have to just be bold and go with our own hunch on decisions. When we apply each is a conscious decision that only we can make.

    1. Lateriser 12
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Word. I've trimmed people I discuss FPL with a lot and has definitely helped.

      1. JELLYFISH
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Good point, I guess its a case of cutting through all the noise sometimes 🙂

  4. Lateriser 12
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Thanks again everyone for all your support and reading my articles.

    Appreciate you lot 🙂

    1. Ruinenlust
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      What your rank

      1. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Ah how typically brusque of you... not even a hello or thank you?

      2. Lateriser 12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Read the article 🙂

      3. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        It is in the article.

    2. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Thank you! Loved my 1st season of FPL. Been a regular viewer of The Wire & probably read all your pieces here, very enjoyable & helpful

      1. Lateriser 12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Cheers. Glad you like it 🙂

    3. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Nice article

      Are you pudding eith the boys tomorrow or today?

      1. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Podding even sorry

        1. Lateriser 12
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Aye tomm evening. Around 2.30-3pm UK time

          1. n14mul
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Thank you sir...all the best for the last gw

          2. AC/DC AFC
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Cheers and good luck.

            Enjoy Sunday and your summer too.

    4. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Great write up Lateriser always enjoy your pod.

      I think because of covid, I have actually been watching too much content, even though it has been fun, as until last last 3 months until the sun has finally come in in good old Blighty, there hasn't been much else to do.

      So a big thank you.

      My biggest problem, is when I make the wrong 50/50 calls which is about 50% of the time, I do beat myself up over it this year as the mini league has been so tight

      I one it last year a freak 1k finish and this year the leader is well ahead on 2k.

      But the rest is 50 of us, all serious player and the2nd to 20th is about 10k to 50k so I guess that is why. Too many hits, but that is what DGW's do to you 🙂

      Many Thanks again!!

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        sorry i am dyslexic, i hope you get the jist.

    5. SuperG
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Thanks for the thought-provoking content this season. And also for being open re the pressures of FPL. Personally I’ve found this season a grind rather than a pleasure, but that said few things in life best the high of a differential hauling big.

    6. AIRMILES
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Thanks for the articles and food for thought, Lateriser. Congrats on an excellent rank, and good luck going into the final weekend. 🙂

    7. kingcolesy
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Thanks Lateriser, Ive found this season to be one of the most enjoyable due to your pods. Love the work.

  5. Bezz82
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Please help with my FT team. I need to catch a 50 point lead.

    What changes would you make? I have £0.0 left. Thanks

    Meslier

    TAA -James - Zinchenko - Sess

    Mount -Son (c) -KDB

    Vardy -Kane - Nketiah

    Steel -Tism - Brownhill - Duglas luiz

    1. LC1
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Depends entirely on their team mate, but to catch 50 points you will need serious differentials.

      If they have both Son and Kane I'd probs go with Lukaku / Toney over Kane etc

      1. Bezz82
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I’ve got someone just behind me as well so I don’t want to lose 2nd. Like the Lukaku an Toney… but is 3 Chelsea too much?

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Too much? Against Watford?

    2. noissimbus
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Hate to be pessimistic, but 50 point lead going into the final week is insurmountable unless you make a few differential transfers which all turn out in your favour. On the other hand your team looks good already apart from Meslier, so that's who I might switch out to Raya or Dubravka. All the best and good luck.

    3. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      On a FH

      A. Trent & Cucarella
      B. Robbo & T.silva/castagne

    4. Bavarian
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      would you do
      Salah-Dennis > Kulusevski-Lukaku (-4)?

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        That is punty

      2. Klaren
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I wouldn’t if Lukaku starts tonight and plays the full match.

        1. Bavarian
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          rested all season 🙂

    5. Bezz82
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I’ve got someone just behind me as well so I don’t want to lose 2nd. Like the Lukaku an Toney… but is 3 Chelsea too many?

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Against Watford. Not really. I dont have any and it is a worry

    6. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Ramsdale (Pickford) 1FT 0.0ITB
      TAA, Robbo, Cancelo Davies (Cash)
      Mahrez, Saka, Son, Zaha (KDH)
      Kane, Nketiah (Richarlison)

      A. Mahrez to Diaz
      B. Cash to Alonso
      c Both for a -4 .

      Thank you

      Wishing everyone a goal-fest green arrow

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        If I do both Nketiah becomes 1st Sub. in a 5-4-1

      2. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        C

        1. Crunchie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Thanks mate

    7. trick9
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Which:

        A) Fabianski, Cancelo, Mahrez, Son
        or
        B) Lloris, James, KDB, Diaz

        1. trick9
            1 month, 11 days ago

            C) 4.6m GK, Cancelo, Mahrez, Son, Diaz (instead of Mount)

        2. The Mantis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          My best season yet, 17K current overall hoping to climb tonight

          GW 38 move:
          Salah & Pukki to Kane & Mid up to 7.5 (maddison probably) -4 ?

          1. Gunnerssss
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Nice i am 17k as well

          2. Crunchie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Nice. Yes i guess Maddison is the best 7.5 midfielder

          3. The Mentaculus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Congrats on the rank - well deserved from what I've seen of your team this season. Moves sound good - I'm also looking at Maddison/Mount for my final transfer in

            1. The Mantis
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Thanks mate much appreciated. Mount was my first choice but funds don't stretch. I have alonso as CFC coverage, scary not having Mount/James for the nice fixture but can't justify -8. I could do vardy & Mount instead of Kane & mads tbf but Kane always has a good last few game weeks I feel

        3. Bavarian
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Salah-Dennis to?
          A- Kulusevski-Lukaku
          B- Barnes-Kane

          1. Crunchie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            B

        4. sannawk
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          A lovely article - thanks Lateriser!

        5. TimoTime
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          As a chelsea fan but non owner on FH is it too much to ask for a 1-0 win tonight from a vardy OG?

          Really hope the Everton and villa games are goal fests…

        6. dshv
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Schmeihel
          Taa Robbo Cancelo Alonso
          Mount Son(c) Kdb Saka Kulusevski
          Richarlison

          Nketiah pukki cash

          G2G ???

        7. FCSB
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Is there a site or Twitter or something with retro FPL content, it’s been going for how many years? I’d love to see some of the first teams we used to have to refresh the memories…

        8. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I'm abroad so took some time off from FPL since Sunday.

          Just one more week left!

          Is Lukaku a good pick for this week? Watford are awful. Seems like a nice opportunity.

          Salah > Son
          Richarlison > Lukaku

          Problem is I still have Mahrez... Mahrez > Mane/KdB is open as well and I'd keep Richarlison.

          Ramsdale
          TAA Robbo Cancelo Alonso
          Salah Foden Mahrez Mount Saka
          Richarlison

          1. The Units
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            I like the punty Lukaku move. For Mahrez who knows he might play on the crazy last day. Anything on the bench?

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Davies and Pukki. Surprisingly decent.

              I'm tempted to go for Lukaku.

              1. The Units
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Yeah decent enough. Go for it.

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

            I expect him to play but with everyone talking about Lukaku, it's giving me flashbacks to everyone (me) going Havertz earlier on in the season when Chelsea put 6 or 7 past Norwich, and he managed to not get in the way of any of the goals! Surely Lukaku will be different?

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Its the last day though. Goals galore usually in GW38.

              I'm gonna leave it very late to see if there's any City team leak.

              If Mahrez starts he's an easy hold.

          3. Crunchie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Yes, I am jumping off Mahrez, that punt didn't work out (to Diaz)

            Aso going Cash to Alonso for -4 for similar reasons.

            If I was going Lukaku I know people say don't take too many hits on GW38 but if Diaz starts I would be amazed if he didn't beat Mahrez +4

            FWIW I am playing Davies so perhaps I would put Mahrez on the bench and play Davies? That is a tough choice, I like the way he comes inside Sess into the box

            Could of easily got a couple of assists against Burnley.

            Do you think Mahrez starts? (impossible to answer i know).

          4. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Can you afford Kane instead of Lukaku btw?

            1. AC/DC AFC
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              I'd go this way. Kane over Lukaku.

              I'm not confident in Mahrez starting, it could easily be Jesus or Sterling but he's always a firm attacking favourite of Pep's in decisive matches.

        9. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Which one?

          A Cout and TAA to Son and Chalobah -4
          B Salah and Cout to Son and Mount/Maddison
          C Salah to Son

          1. Crunchie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Has to be B for me (probably Mount)

        10. Gunnerssss
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Do you think maddison will be rest tonight

          1. Ooh Ah Cantona
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 days ago

            No I fully expect him to play along with Barnes and Bardy

          2. The Knights Template
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Has all off season to rest

        11. Ooh Ah Cantona
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          It's becoming a challenge scrolling and reading the page with the advert taking up the lower quarter

          1. The Knights Template
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            You’re up for the challenge?

            1. Ooh Ah Cantona
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 11 days ago

              I accept!

          2. Connor Wickham
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            It really is getting out of control

          3. HuttonDressedasLahm
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Not as much as listening the American “Indeed” adverts on the podcasts!! 🙁

            1. Bollard
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              +1000 for this. Thought this was just me but these yankie ads wind me right up in the middle of a pod. Loud, irritating and have made me reduce what I listen to now. Utter botox!

        12. Neto
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          To finish my rollercoaster season, I'm going with 5-4-1 and Mount(c). I don't fancy Spurs and Liverpool players as a captain candidate in their must win games.

          schmeichel
          laporte - cancelo - alonso - james - matip
          salah - mount (c) - son (vc) - foden
          pukki

          foster - richarlison - saka - nketiah

          This is the toughest choice in my FPL career.

          A. pukki -> toney (if salah is 100% fit to play)
          B. salah -> mane (and richarlison to start as arsenal will concede a goal)
          C. salah + pukki -> diaz + vardy (-4)
          D. salah + pukki -> maddison + kane (-4)

          At the moment, I'm leaning towards D for defending my rank and C for chasing.

          C - Liverpool attacking coverage, but Diaz might not play full 90 minutes + Vardy as an excellent differential with high expected xGI
          D - Doubling up on Spurs with guaranteed big-haul potential starter plus decent Leicester attacking coverage

          1. Hiiler
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 11 days ago

            B or C for me. Go big or go home move. If you captain Mount and go with only one Spurs asset you will go quite differential for GW 38 and if it pays off you will raise quite lot in overall rankings. Sadly no way to get to top though I think.
            This would require a miracle I think. 🙂

            1. Hiiler
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Actually the chances of that happening then are little bit bigger if you decrease the point cap a lot with tonights games as well.

              1. Neto
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                I have absolutely no chances finding myself at the absolute top. Saying that, I'd love to finish the season with a two digit rank.

                1. Hiiler
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Well in that case going with the flow move might be better tactic .(Although I'm afraid that behind you there might be enough managers who go against the flow and might get past you and push you out of the overall 100)

                  1. Hiiler
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Fingers crossed though that you get to your goal.

          2. The Units
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            D for me and.watch the points flow

          3. Crunchie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            D for me. Salah will still have his minutes managed

          4. RealSocialDads
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            I’m looking at the exact same transfers: Salah/Pukki to Diaz/Vardy or Barnes/Kane as I can’t afford Maddison.

            Currently on rolling the dice with Diaz/Vardy so that’s what I’d suggest to you, feels more fun

        13. Gazwaz80
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Rumours of Schmeichel and Vardy doing the rounds on Twitter, total rebuild from back to front?

          1. HuttonDressedasLahm
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Leaving?

            1. Gazwaz80
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Yes, sorry…

          2. Crunchie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            I heards Tielemens and Maddison grimbling too.

            And Rodgers ataing his needs a new defence. Strikers not playing

            I really don't think he has done a good job at all. Overrated manager

            1. Old Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Tielemans is very likely to leave - he's had a shocking season for us ... signed off ages ago. Nevertheless, he'll still have a place in Foxes folklore as he won the cup for us with that magnificent strike.

        14. Gordon Ramsey for DGW
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Any other forward to sell other than richy?
          I prefer lukaku than saka

          1. Gordon Ramsey for DGW
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Reply fail to camzy

        15. The Orienteer - find me in …
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Thanks Lateriser - good stuff as ever. Have a nice rest!

        16. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Mane cap a good differential for the final gw?

          1. Pegboy
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Yep

          2. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Yes from me.

          3. HuttonDressedasLahm
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Yes for sure

          4. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Yeah - @BigManBakar
            "I really like Mané as a (c) in GW38. He has scored in each of his previous three GW38 appearances, averaging over 12 FPL pts per game over them. He plays a Wolves defence this week that are 19th for xGc over the past 6 matches, despite having played Bur/Bri/Nor in that run"

        17. Pegboy
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Which would do you prefer?

          a) Kane + Bowen
          b) Vardy + Diaz

          1. The Units
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            A both nailed.

            1. Pegboy
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Thanks.

        18. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Great article Lateriser.
          It’s only a game but as you say it’s been a relentless season. Maybe also the grind of last season and Euros over the summer gave us a football overload too.

          Next seasons also going to be messy with the pointless WC in the middle 🙁
          Looking forward to a summer break though.
          Bad GWs affect my mood much more than they should do too
          Good luck in 38 everybody

        19. wulfrunian
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          What an article!I've missed his posts here.

        20. gooberman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Do we think Nketiah will keep his place on Sunday? It will be a problem for me if he doesn't as my 2 other forwards are Dennis and Greenwood.

          1. HuttonDressedasLahm
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Greenwood?

            1. HuttonDressedasLahm
              • 12 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Oh, Leeds one 😆

            2. gooberman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              yeah, non playing dead spot to free up funds when I wildcarded.

        21. FCSB
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          1. Maddison Jesus Kane
          2. Diaz Nketiah Kane
          3. KDB Nketiah Vardy
          4. Mane Nketiah Vardy
          5 KDB Nketiah Jesus (+4)

          Thanks all and good luck for the final GW

          1. Crunchie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            2 for me mate

            1. FCSB
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Thanks mate