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‘Five substitutes’ rule: How will FPL be affected?

From the start of 2022/23, Premier League clubs will be allowed to make five substitutions per match.

We previously saw this rule temporarily brought into play at the back-end of 2019/20, when a Covid-interrupted campaign had to be played to a conclusion over the summer months.

Here we take a general look at what the overall impact could be on Fantasy Premier League (FPL) next season.

We’ll follow this up with a more focused club-by-club piece on the players who look the likeliest to avoid a withdrawal – and those who are most prone to being substituted.

READ MORE: Which FPL assets played the most minutes in 2021/22?

FIVE SUBSTITUTES: WHAT’S ALLOWED

→ Who was substituted off on more occasions (23) than any other player?

“Clubs will be permitted to use five substitutions, to be made on three occasions during a match, with an additional opportunity at half-time. A total of nine substitutes can be named on the teamsheet.” – Premier League statement

In short, managers can’t make substitutions on five different occasions in order to waste time.

The game can be stopped for substitutions on a maximum of six occasions (three per side), as was previously the case in 2021/22, with half-time offering an additional window for changes.

WHAT HAPPENED IN 2019/20

The five-substitutes rule ran for nine Gameweeks at the conclusion of the 2019/20 campaign.

Four teams – Manchester City, Arsenal, Aston Villa and Sheffield United – each had an extra fixture during the run-in, so contested 10 games in total.

Below, we look at what each Premier League manager did with their permitted allocation.

Managers highlighted in bold are still at the helm of a top-flight club in 2022/23.

TeamManagerSubstitutions madeGames playedAverage subs per gameNumber of times all five subs were used
BrightonGraham Potter4394.88
LiverpoolJurgen Klopp4294.77
NorwichDaniel Farke4294.76
ArsenalMikel Arteta45104.55
BournemouthEddie Howe3894.26
NewcastleSteve Bruce3894.24
Manchester UnitedOle Gunnar Solskjaer3794.15
Man CityPep Guardiola41104.14
EvertonCarlo Ancelotti3694.04
ChelseaFrank Lampard3694.02
Aston VillaDean Smith38103.81
LeicesterBrendan Rodgers3493.83
WatfordNigel Pearson/Hayden Mullins3293.61
SpursJose Mourinho3093.30
Sheffield UnitedChris Wilder32103.20
SouthamptonRalph Hasenhuttl2893.11
WolvesNuno Espirito Santo2893.11
Crystal PalaceRoy Hodgson2893.10
West HamDavid Moyes2793.01
BurnleySean Dyche1691.80

A total of nine Premier League managers from 2019/20 will still be in charge come Gameweek 1 of the upcoming season, with seven of them at the same clubs.

Four of the six most active head coaches are still in the managerial hotseat, with Graham Potter the most prolific tinkerer: the Brighton and Hove Albion boss averaged 4.8 changes per match from Gameweeks 30+ to 38+ of 2019/20.

Jurgen Klopp wasn’t far behind the Albion manager (4.7), with David Moyes relatively hands-off with an average of three alterations per game.


A CLOSER LOOK AT LIVERPOOL AND MAN CITY

There’ll be plenty of FPL investment in the top two in 2022/23, so it’s worth a quick look at these clubs in more focus.

Given that Liverpool had the league sewn up by Gameweek 31+ and City’s focus was on the latter stages of the Champions League, the above tables perhaps aren’t the best sample if we’re looking for clues for next season.

Despite having his focus on Europe, Guardiola was far from the most prolific tinkerer during this period (more of which below).

What he did do, however, was use the half-time window: a total of seven substitutes were made across three matches when City were coasting at 2-0 at the interval. A further 17 of his 41 changes were made in that uncomfortable 55th-to-65th-minute zone where we Fantasy managers are fretting over appearance points.

As for Jurgen Klopp, he was more prolific with his changes (averaging 4.7 per match) but only three of his 42 alterations came before the 60th-minute mark. One of those was enforced because of injury, while the other two were half-time substitutions after poor performances from Joe Gomez and Takumi Minamino.

NUMBER OF SUBSTITUTIONS MADE IN 2021/22


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268 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Brimble82
    • 3 Years
    4 days, 1 hour ago

    This was a really interesting read and great content to put out, thanks FFS.
    It's reassuring as someone who is looking at loading up on defence to see that the impact on 5-subs didn't appear to massively impact defenders as much as those further forward (unsurprising, but good to have confirmed).
    Obviously those 'attacking' defenders (WB's etc) may be more at risk than our CBs, but still good to see relatively low subs made across those 'Premium WBs' (looking at the 2nd table of LIV/MCI comparison, focusing on TAA/Robbo and Walker/Cancelo - who were first choices in 19/20)

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

      My pleasure, thanks for reading! I'll be taking a bit of a closer look at a few current managers in the next piece to see how the most popular defenders in particular may fare (eg Conte subbed a wing-back off on 30 occasions last season!).

      1. Brimble82
        • 3 Years
        4 days, 58 mins ago

        Hadn't clocked the author - but should've realised it was you SR.
        Big fan of your writing and analytical perspective.
        Look forward to a more in-depth article next time then.

        If I could be so bold... and I realise this would add work to the analysis, but it would be interesting to look at the 'minute subs were made' too.
        If only within 15min breakdowns.

        I think this would be interesting for two reasons;
        1. MIDs/FWDs; how many minutes are subs in getting to attack tired defences.
        2. DEFs; arguably more importantly, how often are managers subbing defenders pre-60! Because I'm actually fine with owning a defender who gets subbed after 65, banks a CS, and then often can score BAPs too if his tired teammates (or second string replacement) concede a late 89th min goal!

        I think it'd be an interesting analysis - but also realise there are only so many hours in the day!
        Keep up the great work

        1. Skonto Rigga
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 4 Years
          4 days, 49 mins ago

          You've read my mind, Brimble! Unfortunately the substitute minutes data isn't easy to get from our Members Area but I briefly covered Liverpool/City above with some manual totting up! I'm going to take a bit of a closer look at withdrawal times in the next piece on a selection of managers (Pep, Klopp, Conte, Tuchel etc) to see what they did last season. It'll probably most cover the key assets, particularly wing-backs.

          Thanks for the kind words, btw, they're always much appreciated.

          1. Brimble82
            • 3 Years
            4 days, 38 mins ago

            I figured that data would be difficult to mine!
            Rather you than me 😉

            And yeah, I think all to often round here, we jump straight to the comments and ignore the content!
            Obviously 'we are a community' - and I hugely appreciate the comment section - but, I don't think we do enough of showing our appreciation.
            Anyway, enough of that... back to complaining about the game not being live yet!

            1. 11 smelly shirts
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 days, 12 hours ago

              I think it's really a huge grey area. Most likely you can only refer to Champions League for a realistic comparison. In Europe Leage and Conference League often the second teams play, so it's not that reliable for a comparison. And in CL most likely also different approaches during group stage and the knock out games.

              Didn't Pep say something like that people might think he will be a genius once there are five subs? Of course you never know if he was joking or serious, but it's one of the few references we got, right?

              Looking forward to what's going to happen this season

  2. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 days, 1 hour ago

    Price estimation for cancelo?

    Hard to see a reason why he shouldn’t be 7m really ?

    Will you have him at that price ? It’s going to be really tough to pick defence with chillwell, James, Robbo, Trent, cancel, spurs full backs etc in the mix and many of them getting price bumps, love it !

    1. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 days, 1 hour ago

      I wouldn't be surprised at all to see 8m for TAA, 7.5 for Robbo and Cancelo and 7m for James, Chilwell 6.5 - in fact i kinda hope they do to cause decisions to be made

      1. Darwin von Humboldt
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 days, 50 mins ago

        "in fact i kinda hope they do to cause decisions to be made" - I 100% agree. It makes the game far more interesting, and it's not like every other FPL player won't be in the same boat.

    2. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      I expect 7.5 and will be getting him at that price. Initially I wasn't planning on getting him and thought I'd go for Dias or Laporte but I had briefly forgotten how much of a bps monster he was, and how many shots he had. He was unlucky at times and also a bit wayward but he loves taking on shots and I expect a few goals this season. His assist potential has to improve too with Haaland, like for his cross to Jesus against Liverpool, he's excellent at whipping crosses in from the half-space

    3. Kun Tozser
      • 6 Years
      3 days, 22 hours ago

      7.5

    4. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 20 hours ago

      Same price as TAA 7.5

  3. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 days, 1 hour ago

    Ffs is great value, £15 a year that’s not bad really

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 days, 1 hour ago

      £29.99 from 1st July.

      FPL is a game with no cash prizes, so why I'm even considering spending money on it I don't know 😆

    2. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 days, 18 mins ago

      Where is it £15 a year?

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 days, 6 mins ago

        I paid £17.50 in June ?

        1. Deulofail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 days, 3 mins ago

          I am confused

          1. mynameisq
            • 8 Years
            4 days, 2 mins ago

            Would £17.50= £15.00 make you less confused or more?

            1. Deulofail
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 days, 23 hours ago

              Yes thanks!

          2. bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 days, 23 hours ago

            You pay the price that FPL membership was when you first signed up providing you don't cancel the auto renew, £17.50 for me, but others who signed up in previous seasons are paying less, and those who signed up since pay more. Full price is £36 now, or £24.99 before 1 July, so if you signed up at that price today you will pay that price again next year, and the years after providing you don't cancel.

            1. Deulofail
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 days, 23 hours ago

              It doesn't answer my question, but thanks! MynameisIQ sorted me out

              1. bitm2007
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 days, 23 hours ago

                You can't sign up at £15 a year anywhere now, you had to signed up years ago and not cancel the auto-renewal to get it at that price for the coming season.

    3. RedRo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 days, 2 mins ago

      They did it for me for a tenner

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        4 days, 1 min ago

        Neutrals discount

        1. RedRo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 days, 1 min ago

          😀

    4. DavidBW
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Can I cancel my current 2.99 a month?? I'm all for saving money

  4. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 days, 1 hour ago

    Nice article. Midfielders look the ones mostly subbed off then!

    But is a post-60 substitution really that bad?

    1. They're more likely to start the next game
    2. They'll be fresher and sharper, therefore more likely to return
    3. Getting more starts may increase their total minutes played

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 days, 59 mins ago

      There is definitely a risk of trying to be to clever and avoiding great options through fear of them being subbed now and again

      Having someone nailed for 90 mins is appealing but 2 points is still 2 points!

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 days, 47 mins ago

        Yeah you'd think a manager would want their best players on the pitch for as long as they're capable.

        The worry is if it results in more pre-60 subs for wingbacks. Hopefully Neale's future article will shine some light on that.

    2. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      4 days, 59 mins ago

      Thanks, Giggs.

      I think that's the thing with KDB - he was subbed off quite a lot last season but generally it happens because the game is already won and he's often inflicted that damage on the opposing team to get City into that position.

      I'm going to have a closer look at Conte's (and others) sub times in the next piece too. My first instinct, from memory, is that the wing-back changes tend to be mostly after 60+ mins. I wonder how many clean sheets were banked by Sess, Doherty and co in early withdrawals when Spurs went onto concede.

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 days, 52 mins ago

        Ooh that sounds great. Look forward to it.

      2. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 days, 38 mins ago

        That's going to be a key issue with Haaland. If he's scored once and City are cruising at 2-0, does he get hoiked? Contrast with Sir Harry who almost always plays 90 mins whatever.

        The Spurs wingback issue is very important to me too. In fact, I'd love to see a breakdown of wingback substitutions (eg compare Chelsea and Spurs with the likes of Villa) and wingbacks compared to central defenders.
        Also (getting so greedy here!), how about an analysis of the chances of retaining baps if subbed off early.

        1. Chilli Heatwave
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 days, 32 mins ago

          Very good points on Haaland, if he comes in .5 more than kane and is at risk to a fair few 70 minute games may have to reconsider where the value lies. That said, going to have that issue with any Man City asset less ederson.

        2. Skonto Rigga
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 4 Years
          4 days, 20 mins ago

          Will try and address as much as I can in the next piece, Andy!

          1. pilgrimchris
            • 7 Years
            3 days, 23 hours ago

            Great piece. Do you think there will be a difference though between the 19/20 situation which was essentially a short term change of rules in order to complete the season compared to this season where managers have had know the change is coming and have had a chance to plan and prepare (and even recruit) on the 5 sub basis?

            1. Indpush
              • 4 Years
              3 days, 8 hours ago

              Yes. Too short a run to think the stats will hold up going forward.

  5. Chilli Heatwave
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 days, 1 hour ago

    Great article, many thanks. would be interested to know (a) when defenders were subbed, what % where done when a CS was already banked, and, (b) what minute was the average for midfielders being taken off, I.e. had they already got their 2 pts for appearance.

    On a side note, when I click ‘manage subscription’ it seems to just take me back a step and seemingly to the incorrect page, not sure if anyone else has had the same issue?

    1. Chilli Heatwave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 days, 46 mins ago

      Seems like (b) was somewhat asked above during my writing time!

      1. Brimble82
        • 3 Years
        4 days, 41 mins ago

        Looks like we had the exact same thoughts on the article!
        https://tinyurl.com/yytce3b9

        1. Chilli Heatwave
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 days, 35 mins ago

          Just read your comments on the top post and seems you have covered all my queries, that’s what happens when I get sidetracked when writing a comment! Great minds think alike and all that good stuff.

  6. Chappers96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 days, 51 mins ago

    I think I am liking 5 at the back to start, flexibility a bit of an issue if another mid goes big early and not much of a bench..

    Got this team on livefpl with 0.5m to spare
    Raya
    Doherty, TAA, Chilwell, Cancelo, Tomiyasu
    Kulu, Saka, Salah
    Johnson, Haaland

    4.0, Dendoncker, Douglas Luiz, Gelhardt

  7. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 days, 42 mins ago

    Great article Neale, thanks! I must say, however, that I can't stand the gradients you do on the tables, sorry. It serves to add visual noise rather than clarity. Love the words you write though 🙂

    1. SteJ
      • 2 Years
      4 days, 12 mins ago

      "Visual noise" what a phrase

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 days, 6 mins ago

        Thanks! 😀

    2. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      4 days, 11 mins ago

      Ha, thanks Deulofail. Duly noted! Can't promise we'll do away with them altogether (I think we introduced them to visually break up my endless waffle) but I'll maybe look to see if there are any less jarring colour combinations...

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 days, 6 mins ago

        I like pretty things, but it should serve the functionality imo. Changing colour of specific or alternate cells/rows/columns is a pretty standard way of helping the viewer segment and attend to the important information. Time to get creative! Just remember that green is not a creative colour.

  8. Tomerick
    • 7 Years
    4 days, 38 mins ago

    I remember when VAR was going to make a seismic change to the amount of penalties too.

    1. SteJ
      • 2 Years
      4 days, 11 mins ago

      It did for a bit though. Wasn't the first 12 games or so one season dominated by penalty takers?

      1. Tomerick
        • 7 Years
        4 days, 7 mins ago

        Maybe. I don’t have the stats but I don’t remember there being much of an impact in the end and there were people stuck with dross just because they thought they might be penalty takers.

        1. mynameisq
          • 8 Years
          4 days, 5 mins ago

          My memory isn't the best but I remember an absolute avalanche of penalties being given initially then they toned it down

          1. Tomerick
            • 7 Years
            4 days, 4 mins ago

            Fair enough

  9. Tinslinger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 days, 37 mins ago

    Anyone know of an app/website that holds wagers? Had a few people not pay up at the end of last season

    1. Tomerick
      • 7 Years
      4 days, 6 mins ago

      I’ll send you a sort code and account number and look after it for you.

      1. Tinslinger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 days, 23 hours ago

        Perfect

  10. SteJ
    • 2 Years
    4 days, 36 mins ago

    I'd be interested to see how many CS were lost after the 60th minute. There could be some upside for wingbacks being pulled in the 5 subs era if they bank the CS as opposed to losing it to a 90th min consolation goal

  11. SAKA AND EMILE SMITH ROWE
    • 5 Years
    4 days, 34 mins ago

    Nick Pope having his medical at Newcastle today, set and forget GK at 5.0m?

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      4 days, 6 mins ago

      Started at 5.5 last year for Burnley

    2. Tomerick
      • 7 Years
      4 days, 5 mins ago

      If Dubravka goes sure. They have some pretty poor games to start though so maybe worth bringing in on a wild card later on. I’d prefer Trippier at 0.5 more personally.

      1. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 days, 23 hours ago

        Do you think there's a chance Dubravka starts ahead of Pope? I've seen Pope described as "competition" for him but has assumed Pope would be 1st choice.

        I'm pretty keen on one of Pope / Trippier. Not too worried about the fixtures (could sub out Trippier for City & Pool / treat Pope as set & forget)

        1. Tomerick
          • 7 Years
          3 days, 23 hours ago

          Speaking to my mate who’s a Newcastle supporter, he doesn’t think it’s clear cut that Pope walks into the team. Could see a period where they’re battling it out a bit so might be better to go for a defender.

    3. Chilli Heatwave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Do you think Martinez will be 5.5? My watchlist is pope, Martinez and Sa at the 5.0 bracket

      1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
        • 10 Years
        3 days, 23 hours ago

        Think they all could be 5.5 which is too much, whereas 5.0 is a bit of a bargain. Dunno why they have to price in increments of 0.5m really.

        1. Chilli Heatwave
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 days, 23 hours ago

          I think if they all come in at 5.5 my eye will turn to the 4.5 range of Sanchez and raya (assuming they remain there)

          1. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            3 days, 23 hours ago

            doubt Sanchez would be 4.5

        2. Tomerick
          • 7 Years
          3 days, 23 hours ago

          I think it’s because we all start with 100m. You’d have loads of pricing headaches or wasted budget if they didn’t start at 0.5 increments

          1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
            • 10 Years
            3 days, 23 hours ago

            Yeah for sure, definitely makes it easier to start with. Just think by doing it they'd increase the player pool a bit. Martinez was 5.5 last season for example and never dropped in price. Can't remember even thinking about owning him.

            1. Tomerick
              • 7 Years
              3 days, 23 hours ago

              I think it’s more an example of them just overpricing him really then. 5 would probably have been fair given their frailties for much of the season. Can’t get them all right just like they underprice a few each season too.

  12. Tic Tacs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 days, 23 mins ago

    I’m looking at a premium double up of KDB and Vardy to start the season, safe starters and Vardy usually has good early season form with a juicy GW3 fixture home to Southampton. Allows a back line of TAA, Robbo, Cancelo and Cash.

    1. Tomerick
      • 7 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Vardy could be a great differential. I think most will be going Maddison.

    2. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Will certainly be a differential premium match-up! Nice to see a bit of variation in ideas so far this year

    3. ElliotJHP
      • 10 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Arsenal GW2 as well, a famous Vardy Party venue

    4. Chilli Heatwave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Think vardy could be a great shout if opting for 2 or more forwards!

    5. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Oscar Wilde’s sequel will shortly be released, The Picture of Jamie Vardy!

    6. Tomerick
      • 7 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Takes me back to the season KDB was 9.5 or something after injury. I had KDB and Vardy from the start. Took me to a 3k finish!

  13. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    4 days, 10 mins ago

    FanTeam draft:

    Martinez Rodak
    Cancelo Laporte Doherty Coady Salisu
    Salah KdB Coutinho Martinelli Wissa
    Ronaldo Wilson Davis

    Ronaldo is 10m in the game and considering you get extra points for shots on target, I think he'll be better value than Haaland out the door.

    De Bruyne + Ronaldo OR Haaland + Fernandes?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Coady > Ayling

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        3 days, 23 hours ago

        Nah. Leeds defense is awful. Wolves at least when they're on form are tough to break down.

    2. Shattered Dreams
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Is there a season long game this year?

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        3 days, 23 hours ago

        Yes. But it's 5eur to enter. There's also a 50eur.

    3. CONNERS
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 22 hours ago

      Pricing looks generous. I'd be surprised if you can get that team in FPL.

    4. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 21 hours ago

      Looks like a nice blend of safe picks and high impact players.

      Are you playing any high roller games this year?

  14. Shattered Dreams
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 days, 4 mins ago

    Funny that Dyche only made 1.8 subs on average. Almost like he was trying to prove a point.

    1. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      3 days, 22 hours ago

      should have focused on getting them.

    2. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      3 days, 21 hours ago

      As opposed to getting any.

  15. Sickboy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    4 days, 2 mins ago

    Very basic question here so apologies in advance for being thick, but I presume that if I can still access the members area my membership has renewed automatically?

    Thanks.

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Depends on the date of your renewal. Mine is due in August.

      1. Sickboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        3 days, 23 hours ago

        Ah right, thanks mate.

  16. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 days, 1 min ago

    Apologies if you hate long posts and scrolling. Here's a link to the next comment if you want to skip the next 3 metres of text 🙂

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/25025380

    ______

    Last season I planned to start with 4 or 5 Man City attackers, and play with a dead team for as long as possible. Until around GW1 deadline day, I had Torres, Mahrez, Foden, Grealish and Kane in my team, with the hope that both Grealish and Kane would move to Man City. Of course, the Kane deal didn't go through, but I still figured it was a fun and reasonable strategy with 4 players that overlap in playing areas and responsibilities.

    Knowing City would score lots of goals, I would be much more likely to have the right player(s) when the floodgates opened on any particular week, owning players that were quite cheap, but still low-owned due to the rational fears of rotation.

    My rationale was that the value was increased by owning them all, because a benching of one, increased the value of the other, who would be playing. And this even incorporates injuries short (medium?)-term injuries. Their price is low for a reason (the cost of rotation), and I was mitigating that cost to some extent to raise their value.

    Unfortunately, Foden was injured before the start of the season, and I figured that my risky plan was now not optimal, for sure, and I went for only 3 City attackers, Mahrez, Grealish and Torres. Needless to say, this didn't work as well as hoped for various reasons.

    _______

    Anyway, was I a year ahead of schedule for a strategy like this? Picking a team with plenty of rotation (bringing the price of their players down), and filling your FPL team with those players in an attempt to raise their value? Does this even make economic sense?

    If you were to do this, which players would you pick? One of my only hypothetical drafts so far included both ESR and Martinelli, for instance, whose prices would likely be as high, or higher, than Saka's if they were equally as nailed. I would be tempted to at Nketiah to this group as well (though less overlapping), assuming his price will take into account his competition with an incoming striker.

    Nketiah and ESR, in particular, have the potential to capitalise on lesser minutes as they are opportunistic and good finishers imo. And with 5 subs raising their overall expected gametime, could be a golden opportunity that many will avoid due to the traditional fear of rotation. The Arsenal plan would be muddied a bit by the arrival of other attacking players. So who might you consider in this approach (from Arsenal or elsewhere)?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      I've already rationalised a weird mini-version of this and it's seems to be going viral here.

      I'm in the one-up-top camp, with two benchie forwards. So what I've done is pair Gelhardt and Greenwood. My reasoning is that Bamford will often sub off and a youngster will come on for a few minutes - but which one? Having both maximises the chance of getting a cameo off the bench rather than risk 2 non-appearances (of course all being well, they stay on my bench anyway).

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 days, 23 hours ago

        Ah, yes it definitely makes sense if the price is right. Much like having a backup keeper from the same team as your #1 if the price is 4.0.

    2. Tomerick
      • 7 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      I reckon you’d get a lot of benched points with this strategy to the point it would become very frustrating. I went the exact opposite route and had a rule of rejecting Pep roulette entirely. I missed a few points sure but overall finished 15k

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 days, 21 hours ago

        Not quite the same. These are two players intended to stay on the bench, and enable a stronger Starting XI.
        When you have City players in your squad, you of course want them to play and get frustrated when the team sheets shows they're not in the Starting XI.

        1. Tomerick
          • 7 Years
          3 days, 20 hours ago

          Well like you say, it isn’t the same strategy as outlined in the first half then.

          In my view, it is always better to target one player who is considered nailed and a decent cheaper bench option. This could be the difference between having for example

          Son, Saka, 4.5
          Or
          Kulusevski, ESR, Martinelli

          You’re spreading out value to your bench in the hope that those 2 players outscore one more expensive option. Unlikely imo.

          1. Tomerick
            • 7 Years
            3 days, 20 hours ago

            Not to mention the inflexibility it provides. If you lose one of those players to afford a move you may as well lose both which means hits.

          2. Deulofail
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 days, 19 hours ago

            I think this is quite a biased way to present things. (A) will likely be significantly more expensive than (B). And I didn't specify that one would necessarily be benched everyweek. So..

            Which would you prefer in your starting XI? (excluding captaincy)

            A) Son, Saka, 4.5
            B) Son, ESR, Martinelli

            I think it'll be rare that someone from B gets 0 mins, but you can still have your 4.0-4.5 bench players as backups.

            Your example also doesn't consider that the bench players cover the whole team, not just 2 players. The 5-sub rule means that nailed players are less nailed, and the pool of nailed starters that we would actually want in our teams is greatly reduced.

            I think most people will be picking players that are not nailed to start every week, whether they know it or not. Spreading some value to the bench, as you put it, might not be a bad idea, especially if you can capitalise by purposefully looking for a player (or 3 or 6 or..) who is priced low because of their expected mins. But as I said, you don't have to spread to the bench to buy into that concept. It's just an option.

            1. Brimble82
              • 3 Years
              3 days, 19 hours ago

              I'm with you Deulofail.
              I started with a strong desire to have Son & Saka.
              I actually went the other way (after checking the dearth of 4.5 MIDs) and downgraded Son > Kulu
              But essentially going from:
              A) Saka, Son, 4.5
              B) Saka, Kulu, Odegaard (/Rapha if he goes)

              Again, to reiterate your point, if I'm looking at which three I want to have starting in my team every week - it's B (not to mention the potential for incremental improvements with the spare change from the anticipated 3.5m saving from Son>Kulu)

            2. Tomerick
              • 7 Years
              3 days, 18 hours ago

              I doubt that this year A will be significantly more expensive than B. I’d estimate A at about 24 and B at 22 which could be easily accommodated with 4.5s.

              I honestly think it’s even worse if you’re planning to play them both each week instead of having them cover for each other. If you think they’re both legitimately better options in their own right then great but if you’re getting them when their price is lower because of mins risk then that’s the price advantage offset imo. Only if they saw much more minutes than anticipated would you benefit.

              Even with Son in both examples I’d want A and it’s even less of a debate then in my eyes.

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

            No no no. I'm hoping that IF one of my Starting XI is rested, one of those guys gets me 1 or 2 points, as opposed to having 2 non-playing subs.

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

              * reply to Tomerick

              1. Deulofail
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 days, 18 hours ago

                I think Tomerick was talking about my post the entire time, not the Leeds forwards.

                1. Tomerick
                  • 7 Years
                  3 days, 18 hours ago

                  Yes that’s right

            2. Tomerick
              • 7 Years
              3 days, 18 hours ago

              Then you’re likely locking in a solid 2 or even 1 that, let’s face it, a good 4.5 option could equal off the bench.

            3. Tomerick
              • 7 Years
              3 days, 18 hours ago

              Looking at your leads one it makes more sense in my eyes but still has the issue of being a 2 for 1. I’d only consider that if there were really limited 4.5 options.

  17. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 days ago

    Have a nice day 🙂

  18. Bavarian
    • 4 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    Bored

    Sanchez
    Robertson-Cancelo-Coady-Cash
    Salah-KDB-Kulusevski-Saka-Guimaraes
    Mitrovic

    1. CONNERS
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 22 hours ago

      Looks pretty good.

      Assuming Guimares and Mitro are both 6.5, I think I'd upgrade Mitro to a 7.5 like Watkins or Wilson and get a 5.5 player like Ramsey for Bruno G.

  19. Return Of Chamakh
    • 8 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    Is an one else on mobile (android) getting a constant HUGE advert at the bottom of the page as soon as they try and scroll? Like, a third of the entire screen...

    I've tried and blockers but it's still there, makes the site horrible to use so I'll just have to go elsewhere if it continues which would be a shame!

    1. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Sometimes, yes. One of the reasons I rarely use mobile. There was a time I turned off my adblockers on desktop for FFS, but the ads were too intrusive, blocking my view, etc, so ads are blocked again now.

    2. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Not for me but I use duckduckgo

    3. Brimble82
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Yeah, I get it (using Safari on iPhone).
      It's annoying, so instead I just use FFS whilst 'working' on my laptop! 😉

    4. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      I use a VPN with an adblocker, so don’t see them. It also blocks YouTube ads! Really good

    5. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
      • 5 Years
      3 days, 22 hours ago

      I do. Goes when I login back in though.

    6. CONNERS
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 22 hours ago

      Yes I've had that issue. Just refresh once or twice the page then it should go.

      I also hate those ads which have a fake cross in the top corner which causes the ad page to load instead of removing the ad.

    7. SchluppsIDidItAgain
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 21 hours ago

      I was getting this but then I signed into my ffs account and the ad hasn’t been there any more

      1. Return Of Chamakh
        • 8 Years
        3 days, 20 hours ago

        Ah interesting, thanks for the heads up on this guys, I'll log out and in again and see if that does anything!

  20. Return Of Chamakh
    • 8 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    Seems crazy to me, if they carry on with massive ads and constant gambling promotions then it just makes sense for people to go somewhere that doesn't do that - I know money needs to be made but there's a limit when the site becomes something horrible to actually use 🙁

    1. Return Of Chamakh
      • 8 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      (reply fail)

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      You tried to be the cool guy and got android, this is what you get. On iPhone no adds

  21. RedRo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    I think I’m just going to carry on as if there was no rule change at all.

    1. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 days, 23 hours ago

      Neutral to rule changes

    2. Tomerick
      • 7 Years
      3 days, 22 hours ago

      The Johnson strategy?

      1. RedRo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 days, 22 hours ago

        😆

  22. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
    • 5 Years
    3 days, 23 hours ago

    With not much value in Forwards I'm thinking of just going Haaland up front.
    That gives me a choice of 5-4-1 or 4-5-1. Never thought I'd do either!
    Assuming I can get a playing 4m defender on bench I have choice of a 5m defender with 5 at back or a 5.5m midfielder with 5 in the middle.
    Seems to me that 5m defenders the season just gone scored roughly 120-130 and 5.5m midfielder 110-120.
    From my reckoning it seems a 5m defender with 4.5m midfielder on bench will likely score me more than a 5.4m midfielder on field with 4m defender on bench.
    I wasn't expecting that. Also makes me reconsider my bench or philosophy.
    Anyone else concluding the same?

    1. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 days, 22 hours ago

      I'm happy to play four at the back. The only read downside to me of only playing one forward is that early-season you have less team value and every 0.5 counts, and only one up front can mean 0.5-1.0 extra value stuck on the bench: 9m compared with, for example, 8m for two non-playing 4.0 fodder defenders if you play 3-5-2.

      1. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
        • 5 Years
        3 days, 22 hours ago

        That was my point. Taking .5 off the bench seems to be negated by 5m defenders scoring more points than 5.5 midfielders.
        The greater 'value' seems to be in the defenders. So maybe 4m of defender on the bench is a waste!! 🙂

    2. Moxon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 days, 22 hours ago

      I have always been a huge proponent of 3 at the back. However, with the recent increase in point from defenders I will likely be starting in a 4-4-2 for ultimate flexbility

      1. Moxon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 days, 22 hours ago

        Jumping between Watkins, Antonio, Wilson etc. for that second striker spot is fine by me

        1. Chilli Heatwave
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 days, 22 hours ago

          Playing devils advocate, do you think Watkins outscores cash, Wilson outscores trippier etc. and that’s before accounting for the 2 mil savings?

          1. Moxon
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 days, 22 hours ago

            This is a discussion board after all 🙂 I think covering the 7.5m striker price point will allow you to score heavily because you can move from player to player depending on form and fixtures. Over the season, the player to player comparisons might not be extreme (i.e. Cash vs Watkins), however by being able to flexibily switch between the huge pool of 7.5m strikers you will definitely be able to justify the extra spend on that position

            1. Chilli Heatwave
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 days, 22 hours ago

              I do understand that form of taking and ultimately I am hoping to do the same on the 5.5 bracket capitalising on fixtures, depending how many fall in that bracket I.e. cash tripper etc.. Guess it will depend on who falls in the 7.5 bracket and how their fixtures line up to capitalise on your strategy. One to consider!

              1. Chilli Heatwave
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 days, 22 hours ago

                *form of thinking

              2. Moxon
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 days, 22 hours ago

                I think both brackets will hold great value and I'll almost certainly be starting with Cash in my defence. However, I will also be covering that 7.5m striker spot and using the extra 0.5m (from having a 4m defender on the bench instead of a 4.5m striker) to jump on early bandwagons flexibly to catch those tasty price rises 🙂

                1. Chilli Heatwave
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 days, 22 hours ago

                  Good luck!

                  1. Moxon
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    3 days, 21 hours ago

                    Good luck mate!

            2. KujaliaFC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 days, 20 hours ago

              You can always get any player within two moves no matter what your team structure.

              Therefore, but banking a transfer early, it's possible to get any player at any time.

    3. Chilli Heatwave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 days, 22 hours ago

      I will be going 541 for the exact same reasons, seen a few doing the same too.

    4. Brimble82
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 22 hours ago

      I've been looking at similar comparison, but for Premium defender vs 'sub-premium' midfielder.
      Case at point being my 3rd Liverpool slot.
      TAA/Robbo nailed on.
      So the 3rd spot is between VVD/Diaz (Salah is outside my budget for the lineup I'm working to)

      Looking at total points and PPM doesn't really work because Diaz only had a partial season, so I compared via Mane instead (who I see Diaz getting similar numbers to)

      They both got 183 and a PPM of 5.4, yet Virg started £5.5m cheaper than Mane and according to Raga's predicted numbers, will be £2m cheaper than Dias in the forthcoming season.

      So makes sense to bank the cash and save elsewhere, but it's really messing with my thinking and how I approach the game and my GW1 squad.

      1. Chilli Heatwave
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 days, 22 hours ago

        Brain dump, as we seem to have many of the same considerations.

        Guess it comes down to (a) value - could you use the extra 2 million effectively enough that even if Diaz performs 15% better than VVD (I foresee no higher) that you would still score more?

        Also (b) need to consider points scored against the teams within the remit of games you are looking at, assuming they’re not season keepers. Diaz likely to score more against certain teams that play a higher line and are defensively solid from set pieces then VVD would, for example.

        1. Brimble82
          • 3 Years
          3 days, 22 hours ago

          Nice! (b) is next level considerations.
          Haven't even started plotting fixtures against playing style!

          [writes off rest of the working week]

          1. Chilli Heatwave
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 days, 21 hours ago

            Yeah I haven’t done the data behind it (yet..) but would make for interesting findings! Guess you would need to know when you want to wildcard to properly strategise, I’m undecided.

            1. Brimble82
              • 3 Years
              3 days, 21 hours ago

              There’s only one IB prior to the WC (as opposed to the usual 3), which falls between GW8-9.
              So I guess if you were going to ‘strategise’ around when you’d play your WC it would be;

              A) After GW8; IB break
              B) After WC; to freshen squad dependant upon who got beasties in Qatar.

              Only consideration there is (and we’ll know this before too long), will FPL make allowances for the mid-season WC a la the extra FH and unlimited changes we got last season and in project restart.

              Either way, I think they’d still be your two ‘most popular’ windows.

              1. Chilli Heatwave
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 days, 20 hours ago

                Agreed I think we will get a WC and price freeze during the World Cup. I still need to decide between the two you presented which would be most effective, most likely leaning towards A but need to check against fixture swings

                1. Brimble82
                  • 3 Years
                  3 days, 20 hours ago

                  I’ve always been a ‘hold them as long as you can’ kind of manager.
                  But this season, I’m putting all preconceptions aside!

        2. Brimble82
          • 3 Years
          3 days, 21 hours ago

          As for a)
          I used the £2m from Diaz>VVD to turn Gabrielle into VVD, Diaz into Eriksen and Odegaard into Jesus (switching to 532)
          So:
          VVD, Eriksen, Jesus vs Gabrielle, Diaz, Odegaard

          1. Chilli Heatwave
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 days, 21 hours ago

            Without looking at the data, I would say A on paper looks the strong of the two and would be a better use of the two million, in my opinion

            1. Brimble82
              • 3 Years
              3 days, 21 hours ago

              Agree. That’s what I’m leaning to.
              (Pending the Jesus tfr goi g through and Eriksen finding the right PL club)

  23. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 days, 22 hours ago

    If the pricing is announced prior to Lingard and Rapha moving to me clubs, they will likely be in many teams. Lingard could be a steal.

    1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
      • 7 Years
      3 days, 22 hours ago

      Dunno if they will put Lingard in the game yet until he moves to another team? (as he's basically just waiting for his contract to expire)? Not sure.

      1. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 days, 22 hours ago

        Good point … I would hope that if he is still officially under contract they would include him as he’s still officially a Man U player … fingers crossed

      2. RedLightning
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 days, 20 hours ago

        Could that be a reason for the delay in launching FPL?
        Waiting for players' contracts to expire at the end of the month so that they don't have to include them in the game or decide their new prices till they sign for new clubs?

        1. Zim0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 days, 19 hours ago

          That seems smart

  24. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 days, 22 hours ago

    I think they'll be some 4.0 defenders that we can expect to be in some kind of rotation with 5 subs per game, if not starting some/most games. Perhaps some full-/wing-backs? I plan to pop a couple in your team and give some beans to attackers. At least for a draft or two. Are there any early potential contenders?

    How about Chambers?
    Konsa out till September? But Diego Carlos coming ing. Still, Chambers is quite the utility player, covering RB and DM if needs be.

    Joe Bryan?
    Subbed on a lot last season (relatively-speaking). Usually played the whole game if he started. I know nothing about Fulham.

    Johnson at West Ham?

    1. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 days, 22 hours ago

      Correction: I'll pop them in MY team, and leave your team to the hackers.

    2. Brimble82
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 21 hours ago

      As a Bristol City fan - I will be a lifetime supporter of Joe Bryan.
      Great LWB, solid crosser of the ball, has a thunderbolt in him, and will pick up BAPs due to passing/tackling abilities.
      Last time Fulham were in the Prem he was getting good mins, hadn't realised he'd lost his place last season.

      If he comes in at £4.0m I wouldn't turn my nose up.

      1. Brimble82
        • 3 Years
        3 days, 21 hours ago

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnFScu9VRKA
        Corker against Utd in the Carabao Cup quarter final 2017.
        I was there that night - couldn't speak the following day!

    3. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      3 days, 21 hours ago

      Just get Ayling and forget all this. Tis the best advice.

      1. Brimble82
        • 3 Years
        3 days, 21 hours ago

        Ayling? At £4.0m?

        The only time Ayling has been 4 was when he was four sheets to the wind at the Cheltenham Festival!!!

        1. The Knights Template
          • 8 Years
          3 days, 21 hours ago

          Ayling likely to be £6.5m. Premium defender.

          1. Gnu
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            3 days, 21 hours ago

            Don't you ever wish we could have 2 Aylings?
            I do.

            1. Brimble82
              • 3 Years
              3 days, 21 hours ago

              Ayling essential.

            2. Ahtikullervo
              • 4 Years
              3 days, 20 hours ago

              On the night of KdB 30 pointers I wish I could have 11 of him in my team and triple captain them all... 😀

              1. Brimble82
                • 3 Years
                3 days, 20 hours ago

                On the night of KdB 30 pointers, Ayling got -3.
                11 Aylings, with triple captain on all of them would've seen you walk away with an impressive -99

                Stuff that dreams are made of!

    4. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      3 days, 21 hours ago

      1-2pts are hardly going to make any major difference. But yeah, something is better than nothing. I guess every player will be getting some minutes here and there.

  25. Kobayashi
    • 2 Years
    3 days, 21 hours ago

    Do any Spurs fans know if Bissouma is likely to go straight into the starting XI or more of a rotation/back-up player?

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      3 days, 21 hours ago

      I guess he will be rotated and used in Cup games initially.

      1. Kobayashi
        • 2 Years
        3 days, 20 hours ago

        Sounds good, thanks Holmes!

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 days, 21 hours ago

      No, no Spurs fans know this. Not even his manager knows this, not having met him yet.

      1. Kobayashi
        • 2 Years
        3 days, 20 hours ago

        I doubt the manager needs to sit down and look him in the eye before realising what plans he has for him in the coming season.

        As for the fans, it's not too much of a stretch to weigh up the strength of the current XI and whether he might fit in as a replacement for another player or more for rotation.

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

          Why do you need to be a fan to speculate about that?

          1. Kobayashi
            • 2 Years
            3 days, 18 hours ago

            Because while anyone can speculate, I would say fans - of any club - are probably more informed than your average person to comment on what type of role a new signing might fill in their team.

  26. SAKA AND EMILE SMITH ROWE
    • 5 Years
    3 days, 21 hours ago

    Bit different to most teams I’ve seen on here, keen on CB’s this year & quite like Brentford/Newcastle opening Fixtures:

    Alisson(6.0m) 4.0m
    Laporte(6.5m) Dier(5.0m) Dunk(5.0m) Kilman(4.5m) 4.0m
    KDB(11.5m) Diaz(9.0m) Kulusevski(8.0m) Odegaard(6.5m)
    Haaland(12.0m) Wilson(7.5m) Toney(7.0m)

    1. SAKA AND EMILE SMITH ROWE
      • 5 Years
      3 days, 20 hours ago

      *4.5m MF

      1. Brimble82
        • 3 Years
        3 days, 20 hours ago

        Odegaard - but no Saka or ESR!
        Username does not check out!

        This is very different to my thinking, but I like it.
        It looks like it should cost more than it does.
        But still, I think you’ll miss not having any of TAA/Robbo, Chilwell/James or Cancelo.

        1. Darwin von Humboldt
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 days, 20 hours ago

          Agreed. I'd change Allison for a 4.5 or 5.0 GK and increase spend on one or two of your DEFs.

  27. Conte and five subs: How he handled Perisic in 2020/21
    Skonto Rigga
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 4 Years
    3 days, 20 hours ago

    A nice tie-in with the article above and a great bit of research from Wilko on Conte and his wing-backs at Inter in 2020/21, when five subs were allowed:

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2022/06/23/how-the-new-five-substitutes-rule-may-affect-spurs-wing-backs/

  28. The Mandalorian
    • 9 Years
    3 days, 20 hours ago

    Are there any websites/apps available to review our season?

    1. pingissimus
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 20 hours ago

      I also use anewpla but this one is something else

      https://fploptimized.com/highlights.html

      1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
        • 7 Years
        3 days, 19 hours ago

        Nice. No idea what half of it means, but I'll take a proper look later!

    2. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 20 hours ago

      In addition to the ones above: https://fplreview.com/season-review/#points_table

    3. The Mandalorian
      • 9 Years
      3 days, 19 hours ago

      Thanks for the responses

  29. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 days, 20 hours ago

    Nick Pope has signed his contract as Newcastle player until June 2026, deal completed after medical in the morning. ⚪️⚫️ #NUFC

    More on goalkeepers:
    ▫️ Dean Henderson will join Forest, matter of time.
    ▫️ Man Utd, in talks for Bachmann.
    ▫️ Areola, really close to West Ham.

    1. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 days, 20 hours ago

      Forest of Dean
      Manbackmann
      Areola ham

      1. Brimble82
        • 3 Years
        3 days, 19 hours ago

        Nic-astle Utd

        1. Deulofail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 days, 18 hours ago

          Magpies nick
          Castle fortify with new keep

  30. Zim0
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 days, 20 hours ago

    How would u improve this team?

    Raya
    Robbo Cancelo Chilwell Perisic
    Salah Kulusevski Saka Neto Wissa
    Haaland

    1. Kobayashi
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 19 hours ago

      Remove Perisic, not sure about Neto (and especially Wissa), both seem like transfers out waiting to happen. Substitutes?

      1. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 days, 19 hours ago

        Why remove Perisic? Neto and Wissa are there cuz they are cheap. Do u have any alternatives?

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

          Read the article just posted.

          1. Zim0
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 days, 19 hours ago

            What about it?

            1. Zim0
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 days, 19 hours ago

              Oh community article

          1. Zim0
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 days, 19 hours ago

            Thanks!

        2. Kobayashi
          • 2 Years
          3 days, 19 hours ago

          Perisic - given his age and the new 5 substitute rule - will likely be rotated more often than not by Conte (see the related thread from today).

          I realise Neto and Wissa will be cheap, but you will probably end up wanting to transfer them out when they blank for consecutive weeks on end. At that price point, I'd consider Harrison or Ødegaard perhaps.

          Also, assuming you have two 4.5m forwards you might be in trouble if Pep decides to rest Haaland every now and then unless you have good cover.

          1. Zim0
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 days, 19 hours ago

            I was considering Harrison as well. 🙂 thanks. I might just risk Perisic to start with. I'll switch to Digne or Cash if he rotates too much.

            1. Kobayashi
              • 2 Years
              3 days, 19 hours ago

              Perfectly fine, his opening fixtures aren't too bad and easy to swap if things don't work out. Good luck!

              1. Zim0
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 days, 19 hours ago

                Thankyou! Good luck to you too 🙂

              2. Zim0
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 days, 19 hours ago

                Honestly if Odegaard comes in at 6m I will choose him over the rest but I think he will be 6.5 unfortunately

      2. Chilli Heatwave
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 days, 19 hours ago

        Agree with all these points