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  1. I Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Martinez
    Dumfries, Shaw, Trippier, Maehle, Sosa
    Di Maria, Eriksen, Bergwijn, Skov Olsen
    Messi

    Rochet; Neymar, Musiala, Richarlison.

    0.5 ITB

    Playing WC in MD2 so team is set up for MD1 only. Anywhere you would spend the 0.5? Thoughts on a Morata punt knowing I can transfer him out if he doesn't start?

    1. aflickering
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      really similar to mine. only differences are i have pasveer for martinez, pavard for sosa, KDB and de paul for eriksen and musiala, and 0 in the bank.

      i think i like darwin over morata even if morata starts tbh. hard to say though.

      1. I Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Do you like Darwin over Richarlison though?

        1. aflickering
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          if they were the same price darwin might edge it for me, but i suppose i've decided that the extra 0.5 is better spent elsewhere. unless i change my mind again, which is probably inevitable.

          1. I Member
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            Thanks for the replies. I think I'll keep Rich and the 0.5 ITB. Could be useful if someone like Musiala or Olsen don't start.

  2. The Mandalorian
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Official World Cup Fantasy looking more like a child's game.

    Might just play Fanteam now.

    1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I hear you. Fisher Price my first fantasy game designed purely for clicks.

  3. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    So in the four gameweeks until the quarter final stage, not only do you effectively have four free hits, but an additional 6 transfers as well?

    Pathetic game design. Challenge lies elsewhere.

    1. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      In reply to this and the above, it is about getting return visits rather than picking players. Whoever's dedicated enough to manage their team every day will win.

      1. I Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Good point. Big advantage for engaged players.

    2. I Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Sounds fun to me.

      1. The Senate
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        This. The game clearly isn’t meant to be taken seriously and is there for a bit of fun

  4. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Is Theo Hernandez likely to start for France?

    1. The Senate
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Very IMO 90%

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Yes.

  5. The Senate
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Is Araujo likely to start for Uruguay

    1. The Senate
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Missed a question mark there oops

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Last I heard, no. He's still recovering from injury.

      1. The Senate
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Thanks - shame really, would’ve been nice to have another good 3.5 defender option

        1. I Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Wow. He's 3.5m?! Should be first choice for them if he recovers. Not an option for MD1 but could be essential later on.

  6. Gazzpfc
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Vinicius and Muisala
    Or
    Modric and Eriksen

    1. sirmorbach
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Don't really fancy Modric, but Vinicius might not start. I think he won't at first.

  7. The Son-dance Kid
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Given captain change rule has been clarified to once only, Power Captain is best applied in MD 1 I reckon. Takes the guess work out when we know the least about the teams

  8. Daniel Exeter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Floated this idea last night, trying a different time now

    Been thinking about what would be good / better chips vs the ones we have today.

    1. Captain hindsight - swap your captain before the end of the GW
    2. Bench auto sub - swap a player with a bench player with highest points, formation can change providing its an allowed formation

    Any other ideas?

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I like the idea of Limitless (no budget restriction free hit) and Team Boost (all the players from one team you have get double points, no additional captain).

      There is room for creativity with FPL formats.

  9. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Sharing my team and strategy. Interested to see what people are adapting to after the rule clarification.

    Pasveer Rochet
    Trippier Hernandez Maehle Acuna Telles
    KdB Di Maria Musiala Hojbjerg De Arrascaeta
    Messi (c) Neymar Gakpo

    MD2 WC
    MD3 12th Man
    Ro16 or QF Power Cap

    0.5m ITB for last minute lineup changes in MD1. Most concerned about Telles starting so will save a transfer in case he doesn't start.
    The attackers are all fairly nailed. I'm willing to risk it for De Arrascaeta given his attacking ability as a hail mary on the last day.

    1. sirmorbach
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I am not sure De Arrascaeta starts, but you seem to be very well aware of that. I also think Alex Sandro starts ahead of Telles — I am Brazilian myself and I think it's fairly safe to say that. Other than that, it is a very good team.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Yeah I have 0.5m ITB for Telles > Sandro if I have to do that. I know there are some rotation risks in there.

        De Arrascaeta was 2nd top scorer in qualifying I find it hard to think he'd be left out. But yeah you never know. I can scrounge up a replacement since there are two more games later if he doesn't make the team sheet.

        1. jacob1989
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          yeah arrascaeta will start. i put him too

    2. I Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Any reason why 12th man in MD3 instead of now?

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Because I want to watch every team player first. I don't want to just blind dump a chip on a player from team that look dysfunctional. Everyone is planning on 12th man Mbappe against Australia and I'm just not that confident.

    3. I Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Personally I'd downgrade KDB and upgrade Hojbjerg. Don't think we need 3 premiums since we can only change captaincy once.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        There aren't any midfielders I like though to downgrade from KdB. Hojbjerg is an interesting pick. Plays further forward for Denmark and he's a slight hedge against the defensive contributions being a big deal in the game. We don't know how the scoring will pan out. Maybe we'll be seeing Fred get 11 points from key passes and tackles along with a clean sheet.

        1. I Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Fair enough. Follow through on your convictions.

        2. jacob1989
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          i got hazard as a cheaper option. kdb seems too pricey

    4. FPL Brains
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Very similar team.

    5. SKENG
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Maybe start with Trossard hoping he'll start and book a transfer depending on team news to switch to De Arrascaeta if he doesn't?

  10. sirmorbach
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Any route to replace goalkeeper here?

    Dominguez
    Dumfries, Trippier, Maehle, Alphonso Davies
    KDB, Eriksen, Musiala, Zielínski
    Messi, Gakpo

    Rochet, Neymar, Kostic, Sosa

    (Kostic could be Skov Olsen, as a Serbian poster here told me Kostic is carrying an injury, but I fear that might be Denmark overkill by me.)

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Why would you get Kostic against Brazil? Wasted slot as far as I can tell.

      1. sirmorbach
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Good point. Do you think Skov Olsen is too much Denmark? Don't really fancy any of the other 6.0 options. Cheaper would be most ideal, as I could upgrade goallie, but it's really hard.

        1. Chipmunk
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Swap Kostic to De Paul (5.5m) nailed Argie

          1. sirmorbach
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            Yes!! Love it, cheers.

          2. iCon
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 13 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            DePaul only $5.0m - even better

  11. JJO
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    So whats the rule in the end?
    We can change captain every day?
    (5 captains for matchday 1)

    1. Dušan Citizen
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      That's what I thought, but no. Only one captain change for round/matchday 1. (Only 1 after the deadline)

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Nope. Only 1 captaincy change in the MD.

    3. JJO
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Thanks guys and girls 🙂

    4. Thug
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      5. Changing Your Captain

      Each Matchday, the player you choose as your captain will score double points.

      While ultimately only one (1) player can score double points as your Captain per Matchday, you do have the option change your captain after the Matchday has started according to the following rules.

      Changing Between Unlocked Players

      You can change your captain an unlimited number of times between unlocked players (i.e. between two players who have both not played in the current Matchday).

      Changing Your Captain After He Is Locked

      You have 1 (one) opportunity each Matchday to change your captain after he has locked (eg after his team has played their match). However in this situation you can only change your captain to a player who has not yet played in the Matchday (I.e. an Unlocked player).

      Once you have confirmed this change, you will not be able to change your captain again during the current Matchday.

      Please note: In this scenario you will not retain the doubled points of your previous captain. Your new player will now score double points for your team instead. Please also note that doubled points from your previous captain will only be removed from your team’s score when the next fixture in the Matchday commences.

      Example: Player A is selected as captain. They play and score 10 points during the Matchday, becoming locked. As captain, these points will double to 20. However, you then decide to to change your captain to Player B (who is unlocked). Once this change has been saved, Player A's points will return to 10. Even though Player B is unlocked, you will no longer be allowed to switch captain to another unlocked player, as you have already made a captain change involving a locked player.

      When Player B does play in the Matchday, his points will be doubled.

      One final important guidance to changing Captains: You will not be able to change Captain from a locked player while the player’s team is currently playing (live). You will need to wait for their fixture to conclude before initiating the captain change.

      Source: https://play.fifa.com/fantasy-classic/help/guidelines

  12. Dušan Citizen
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    What do you think about reports that 8 Ecuadorian players were bribed by Qatar to let them win?

    I am going with both Domiguez and Estupian and also Valencia, so I'm a little bit worried.

    1. I Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Reminds me of South Korea in 2002.

      1. Dušan Citizen
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Well, if they bribed FIFA to get the WC, bribing Ecuador and even Senegal national team is easy.

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          The players are well paid. Don’t believe they would risk their careers.

          1. Dušan Citizen
            • 10 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            Many of them aren't, especially Ecuadorians. If they can get more money for one game than what is their annual salary, they might accept it.

    2. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Tempted to put a fiver on Qatar to win the world cup after they bribe every single team they play

    3. aflickering
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      the reports originate from a known misinformation account and can be ignored fyi (not that i'd rule out some kind of funny business)

    4. Thug
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Claims of alleged bribery by Qatar ahead of opening World Cup clash with Ecuador made by Taha, who is also the regional director of the British Centre for US and Middle East Research. His claim has caused a lot of obvious worry among officials and social media platforms have been on fire all day with talk on the subject

      Source: https://euroweeklynews.com/2022/11/18/claims-of-alleged-bribery-by-qatar-ahead-of-opening-world-cup-clash-with-ecuador/

  13. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Good evening. How does this look so far:

    Ciliessen
    Shaw / Trippier* Davies Van Dijk Estupian
    Kimmich Modric Hojberg
    Depay Messi Neymar

    Muslera Eriksen Maehle De Paul

    -----------------------------------

    I am slightly unsure on whether to go with Shaw or Trippier (same cost).
    Also, who are the best 2 captains?

    1. I Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Wouldn't worry too much on Trippier vs Shaw. Both good picks.

      Cillesen is not in the Dutch squad and Depay is injured for the first game.

      Messi and Neymar the best captains in my opinion.

      1. nerd_is_the_werd
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Great information thanks.
        I'll bring in the Dutch no.1 Pasveer, any maybe Depay ---> Mbappe or something like that.

  14. Dušan Citizen
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    And to clarify my predictions what I wrote about Serbia in this article:

    A few players which would be certain starters are not currently fit - Mitrovic, Lukic and Kostic. Vlahovic was injury doubt, but played 45 minutes scoring one and assisting two. If Mitro isn't fully fit for the first match, then he will start.

    As I expect only 1 striker against Brazil (though our coach is crazy and might even attack Brazil with 2 strikers), the starting order IF all were fit is Mitrovic - Vlahovic - Jovic.

    I'm a little bit surprised that Veljkovic didn't played a minute today, so there might be some experiment in the middle of our defence. Also, in midfield, if Lukic isn't fit then there are three players of no great importance are fighting for that one spot. So the line up I expect is:

    V. Milinkovic-Savic
    Milenkovic - Veljkovic* - Pavlovic
    Zivkovic - Gudelj - Maksimovic* - Kostic
    Tadic - S. Milinkovic-Savic
    Vlahovic (as Mitro might not be ready)

    * are players who are not nailed on.

    1. Dušan Citizen
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      And there is a mistake for goalkeeper in the other guy's prediction. Pavlovic is a left sided centre-back. VMS is our first choice keeper.

      1. Skonto Rigga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Hey Dušan, thanks so much for contributing to the above article, some really great insight. You're absolutely right - that was an author error rather than the other answer-giver.

  15. UNCLE TONEY
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Which fantasy game for the World Cup are most peeps playing?

    Is it the McDonalds one? Loads come up when I Google.

    1. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Depends what your priorities are.
      Mcdonalds has pretty much always been the standard and was the platform for the 2018 World Cup also.

      1. UNCLE TONEY
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Don’t mind I just want to partake in what most are playing and talking about on here I guess

        1. Saka Punch
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          That's the official Fifa one that people are talking about:

          https://play.fifa.com/fantasy-classic/

  16. iCon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Who do we think starts in the MF for France?

    1. Dušan Citizen
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Tchouameni and Rabiot

  17. SKENG
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    MD1 only team, Mbappe 12th man. Plan is to gamble on Trossard starting and transfer him out in case he doesn't.

    Dominguez Rochet
    Cancelo Trippier Pavard Hernandez Sosa
    Di Maria Sane Bergwijn Perisic Trossard
    Messi (2) Kane (1) Martinez

    I think I like Kane more than KDB and Neymar as the 2nd big hitter cpt option. Downside is he plays before Messi so I will be likely switching cpt anyway if he doesn't score big.

    1. I Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      It's very good. I prefer Neymar to Kane despite Kane having the better fixture but it's a fine shout.

  18. FC Hakkebøf
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Lissandro Martinez not a regular starter?

    1. The Senate
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Not guaranteed but will probably start alongside Romero. Competition is Otamendi

      1. I Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Otamendi seems nailed. Romero and Martinez competing I think.

  19. panda07
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Any suggestions on a midfielder up to 5.5?

    1. SKENG
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      De Arrascaeta, Trossard (might not start)

    2. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I went with De Paul at 5.0, don't have him anymore and replaced with Tchochameni.

    3. Fletch69
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Palasic any good?

  20. Dušan Citizen
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Is Morata nailed?

    1. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Not sure, but looks like 1st choice.
      Let's put it this way, if he doesn't produce in one or two games, he'd be benched like against Italy (SF) 2021.

      I personally went with Bale (main man, penalties, free-kicks, 70+ mins guaranteed), on an inferior team.

      Depends how you look at it.

      1. jacob1989
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        i went with Bale too. One of my favorite players & talisman

    2. I Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      No, they could play with a false nine.

      1. I Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Think he's a decent punt for Costa Rica though since you can transfer him out if he doesn't start.

    3. Dušan Citizen
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Yeah I only need him for Costa Rica. Cheers, guys.

  21. I Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Surprised Messi only has 59.5% ownership. Feels like 100% on here.

    1. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A lot of teams will have some combo of Messi, Neymar, Mbappe, KDB etc. with some Kane, Ronaldo etc.

      Can't afford them all, although Messi is the most essential out of the bunch imo.

      1. jacob1989
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        I have Messi as my 12th man.

  22. Camino Aleatorio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Is Ivan Toney in big trouble?

    232 instances of gambling

    1. UNCLE TONEY
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I’m sure he’s still got plenty in the bank and tied up in assets

      1. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        I'm talking suspension - hate to lose a good cheap forward for FPL

  23. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    When and which are the best time to use chips?
    I'm sure there are lots of videos on strategy, but may as well get additional views on the forum.

  24. Saka Punch
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Hey guys,

    Shaw +

    A) Trippier
    B) T Hernandez

    Thanks

  25. Fletch69
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    A. Sosa / KDB / Martinez
    B. Sandro / Carrasco / Messi

    Does KDB do it in this " past it's best" Belgium side??