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  1. panda07
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Maybe get Pervis, the keeper and whichever mid starts in the front 3

    1. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      reply fail

    2. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I'm hoping the ref gets added, should be good for a few assists.

      1. panda07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Yes that's the worry

        1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Dominguez save % in quali was 63% (11 goals conceded and 19 saves) which is pretty dismal so I swerved him.
          Compare to the other SA goalkeepers there:
          Alisson (2gc 20 saves): 91%.
          Rochet (1gc 10 saves): 91%.
          Martinez (3gc 25 saves): 89%.

          He's just not a great keeper. Rochet price and first opponent S.Korea makes him a lock. Home nation has also never lost opening game. Throw in dodgy ref and the fact Qatar have been given 2 months prep for essentially this game: it's a no for me.

  2. JBG
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    The substitution rule of this game is like CL, right? You can sub in unused players in between rounds? Or am I wrong?

    1. The Iceman
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Can someone please clarify this? I currently have Rochet and Alisson as my two keepers but they play on the same day, just at different KO times.

      From my understanding you can make same day subs as soon as a fixture has ended.

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

        Yes or even the next day if they have not played.

  3. Philosopher's Stones
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Can't wait for the real football to resume next month. But I just fear there will be plenty of fatigue, injuries and a loss of momentum to disrupt the season once it resumes.

  4. Sting in the Tail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Surely we now just target the weak teams now as you haven’t got to hold anyone for more than one game. 3 England, 3 Argentina, 3 France etc

    1. Follyfarmer
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Yep, it's that simple!

  5. SpaceCoyote97
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Team looking OK?

    Courtois (Rochet)
    Dumfries-Maehle-Pavard-Trippier (Araujo)
    KDB-Bergwijn-Modric (Trossard-Almalki)
    Mbappe-Messi (C)-Depay

    Only issue I see is no Brazillian players, but I have a lot of faith in Holland this WC, think they're dark horses.

    1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      So much faith that you're picking their injured players on a free hit?

      Depay -> Martinez/Morata/Griezmann

      1. SpaceCoyote97
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Didn't know he was injured.

        Brought in Rodrigo De Paul for Modric so I can get Neymar. Have 1.5 ITB, which might be useful.

    2. Mozumbus
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Depay is suspected injured as hinted above
      Bergwijn
      Get Neymar
      I have also got Courtois and Rochet duo and feel pretty confident about it

  6. No Kane No Gain
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Looking for that last 5.5m midfielder placeholder, who is better out of De Paul and Caicedo?!

    Wouldn’t mind the odd Key pass +1 and tackles+1s

    1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Both should do well for the bonus points but triple Argentina is EsSeNtIaL for me, so RDP.

    2. Mozumbus
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      De Paul looks safe but Caicedo looks exotic
      I'm on De Paul so far

  7. Bourbon, Pot Still or Islay…
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Still not clear
    In matchday transfers ….
    Can you transfer a locked player out for a locked player in?

    …. So this is effectively like a transfer in FPL ?

    Reason I am asking is if you do wildcard once gw2 kicks off ….. do you need to ensure you are bring in unlocked players (essentially buying ahead of when they played match 2 even though you want it for match 3?
    This would require a lot of navigation to ensure you are effectively utilising the wildcard as you’d need to have enough players who had already played their gw2 match to transfer out

    Because to me …. I suspect you can transfer out the locked players but the name locked suggests you may not be able to transfer them in??

    Has this been made clear anywhere?

    1. Mozumbus
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      That's substitution
      Or maybe I'm missing something
      You can sub-in unlocked player for a locked one

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

      I'm not sure how much clearer it can be explained.

      If you transfer in a locked player you won't get the new locked players points for the current game week but you'd get it for the following one. That's how the wildcard hack makes sense.

      To keep it simple, transfer in your wildcard picks for MD3 in the last 10 minutes of the last MD2 game.

      1. hermitical
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 4 months ago

        MD2 ends at Midnight AST on the 28th / 4am GMT on 29th. My presumption is wildcard could be used up until that point

  8. Bourbon, Pot Still or Islay…
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Also surely it could be as simple as you play wildcard pre game 2 and when game 2 starts you simply have 2 transfers to play with within game ….?

    1. The Iceman
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      It’s a mess, honestly. I’m just going to treat it the same as the UCL format with the only difference being you can sub out players between fixtures rather than match days.

      1. GreennRed
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        And the last two rounds are the same 4 teams.

  9. The Iceman
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Would appreciate some help on my last two picks please:

    A) Khazri, Lautaro
    B) De Paul, Nuñez

    Thanks!

    1. Mozumbus
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      A

  10. Krafty Werks
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Which trio do you prefer for Matchday 1 only? Thanks.

    A - Musiala, Cancelo & De Paul
    B - B.Fernandes, Shaw & Khazri
    C - Sane, Shaw & De Paul
    D - Perisic, Cancelo, De Arrascaeta

    1. The Iceman
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      A for me.

    2. Mozumbus
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      C

    3. thepancakeman123
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I've got Musiala, Shaw and De Paul currently so I'd say A or C lol

  11. thepancakeman123
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Have I missed anything obvious or is this team pretty much good to go?

    Schmeichel
    Dumfries, Trippier, Shaw, Pavard, Maehle
    Eriksen, Bergwijn, De Paul
    Kane, Messi

    Bench: Rochet, Trossard, Musiala, Neymar

    Will probably 12th man Mbappe or Benzema

    1. The Iceman
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Looks good. Agreed on 12th man as one of those two.

      1. thepancakeman123
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Cheers 🙂

  12. SpaceCoyote97
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Have 6.5 for a midfielder. Already own Trossard. Leaning either De Paul or Casemiro, or is there another option?

    1. The Iceman
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      De Paul if you haven’t already got 3 Argentina players.

    2. Follyfarmer
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Zielinski

    3. GreennRed
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Skov Olsen.

  13. BYaakov
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    I have been mulling over whether KDB is really worth the money in this Belgian side, with that being said I've toyed with swapping him to Di Maria, which opens up the ability to upgrade Caicedo (who could also be De Paul) to an £8m mid, such as Musiala... Thoughts/suggestions on the below? Which would you go with?
    A:
    Martinez (Rochet)
    Dumfries-Trippier-Maehle-Pavard (Sosa)
    KDB-Bergwijn-Olsen (Gundogan-Caicedo)
    Mbappe-Messi-Richarlison
    B:
    Martinez (Rochet)
    Dumfries-Trippier-Maehle-Pavard (Sosa)
    Di Maria-Bergwijn-Olsen (Gundogan-Musiala)
    Mbappe-Messi-Richarlison

    (Neymar 12th man chip in each)

    1. The Iceman
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Have the same doubts so went without KDB. Belgium don’t look in great shape heading into this tournament.

      B for me.

      1. Bourbon, Pot Still or Islay…
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        But they do play Canada and some other fodder in first 2 games

        I had both KDB and Lukaku (fodder scoring machine) until I realised he may not be fit
        The Bat man even entered my thoughts to free funds

  14. Kurkumbush
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Pasveer and rochet
    Maehle, cancelo, pavard, molina, sosa.
    Di maria, foden, damsgard, bergwijn, borges.
    Messi neimar mbappe.
    Thinking of using either : kane, ronaldo, kdb. As 12th men?
    Should i change damsgard to skob?
    Any Addison?

  15. TheDane
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Which is better:
    A) L Martinez/Maehle
    B) Kane/ Kovacic

    I already have Di Maria and Messi

  16. Camera308
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    I can’t get the drop down list of players that’s shown on the right in all the videos. I’m only playing on an iPhone and an iPad. Can someone tell me how I can get this list. At the moment if I take out a player and choose another, I get a list that replaces my team as the top picture, so I can’t see my team or consider options.

  17. Original Sin
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Please help. Cant decide

    A. Otamendi+Eriksen
    B. Mendes + Di Maria

    Mendes is a 5.5 defender from Portugal, quite nailed on

  18. cthaeh
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    So, I'm thinking that the wildcard hack will, in fact, NOT work as theorized. A priori, I'm suspicious because it doesn't really make sense as a rule based on all other fantasy formats we've played, as well as the very short answer of the supposed game developer from the DM (I would expect more clarification than "correct" on a rule that I'm sure he's aware is very untypical for the game).

    But that's not the main reason I believe the hack won't work. Look at the wording from the official rules page:

    "Wildcard – Will allow you to make unlimited transfers within a specific round"

    Notice that, if instead of "within" the rules said "before", we wouldn't even be having this conversation. Only because the rule suggests that the "unlimited" extends to the whole round are we confused. But at the same time, the rules also say:

    " (cannot be used for the first match of the group stage or for the round of 16)"

    and from the FAQ:

    "because in Round 4 you already have unlimited transfers."

    But if the wildcard actually allowed you to make unlimited transfers WITHIN the round, it should be available for all rounds, no? Sure, it would still be silly to use it in rounds 1 and 4, but maybe somebody wants to be able to make unlimited transfers within one of those rounds because whatever. Why would the rules randomly deprive him of this option?

    Anyway, let me know if my reasoning makes sense to you.

    1. Gerry Hattrick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Agreed, I’ve set up my team for a MD3 WC just in case. As you say, surely WC should be available throughout MD1 if it going to be the case for a later WC, so we should be able to verify if it works.

  19. Dr_horse
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Selected benzema as 12th man. Now he is injured, is there any way to change him?

    1. bso
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I don't believe so.

  20. Rafael1999
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Di Maria and Martinez or De Paul and Messi?

  21. Bohemian Rapsolje
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 months ago

    According to Andy @ Let's Talk FPL, you can only change captain (after he has locked), to another player in the same CALENDAR day, which means your example Kane -> Messi would not be valid.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwmAVmyaZCE&ab_channel=Let%27sTalkFPL

  22. Transferaholics
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    FIFA site absolutely crap......no surprises there I suppose. Two attempts to register lead to "not authorised" message....bring back Sepp and Michelle...they knew how to get things done....

  23. bryant
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    "For example, say you owned Phil Foden ($8.5m) but he’s named only as a substitute for England’s clash with Iran."
    So it was your fault.

    So long as you make the move before kick-off, you can transfer him out with one of your two allotted moves and bring in a team-mate who does start, say Raheem Sterling ($8.5m) or Bukayo Saka ($8.0m), or a player from a different (and yet-to-play) nation altogether.
    If only I'd gone with this rather than using the opportunity to bring in a homer pick in Pulisic.

  24. Aegesta
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 months ago

    I tried to sub out Trossard who scored no points and sub in Godin who has yet to play and got the error message: subs.invalid.count_subs. Also, there is a symbol next to Godin's name which is not in the key. Any ideas why??