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  1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    How does this look? Have 4 FTs.

    Martinez
    Juranovic Molina Hernandez Kounde
    Perisic AdM Rabiot
    Messi(c) Mbappe Giroud

    Bench: Bounou Ziyech Hakimi Tchouameni

    1. SuperG
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      TBH, I know this is a fantasy site so you have every reason to ask and I no valid reason to write this.

      But still.

      Who really cares about a sodding RMT this evening

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Some of us not coming from England?

      2. Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Why, what’s special about this evening?

      3. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Politely asking: Wtf are you doing here if you have zero interest in fantasy football. If you have nothing to say, it's better to be quiet. Feel free not to read or answer comments here if your contribution is below zero. Welcome back when you are able to act like normal people do.

    2. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I like it only issue is no Morocco D in case for another upset. Yes you have Bono but you might keep him on bench 2nd day.

      Also Rabiot n Tchou? I prefer the likes of Mac Allister or Enzo.. or even De Paul to uograde one Luka. Just my 2 cents GL

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        True. Might go for Modric and Mac Allister. Thanks!

    3. RogDog_jimmy
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      No idea how you have so many players and still 4 transfers. After all 5 I only get 11 starters. Good for you!

      Hard to fault the team.

      1. Jase3377
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        11 after 5 is a luxury
        5 takes me to 10 haha
        Saiss injury hurts

      2. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        I believe he bet France to beat England with his team and didn't have too many English players.

  2. NABIL - FPL otai
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Damn it, fell asleep during England match. 3am local time btw

    3 FTs burnt, now can only field 10 players this MD without taking hits.

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      That’s tough. I forgot all about it until the 80th so made quick moves.

      1. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Lucky you

    2. Jase3377
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Same (can only feel 10) and I used all my transfers! (With about 3 mins to go)

      1. Jase3377
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Field*

    3. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I burned 2 by accident as didn't realise they expired straight after game, I was in progress of working them out. Annoying as I'd doing well with a rank under 300. Now will have to take 1 hit just to get first 11 out and loads if want a squad.

  3. RogDog_jimmy
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Thoughts on when to play power captain?

    I’m assuming everyone will be on Messi C1 and Mbappe (C2) this week. So feeling doing it in the final when they potentially play each other is the better option.

    Also hoping 3rd place match has most goals of remaining 4.

    1. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Now I think

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Just a feeling? Or you think there’s a strategy benefit?

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

      Hate to break it to you, but best time to play it was from R16 or before, cuz of the fixtures (not just the number of them).

      Not very helpful, but if you still have power captain, may as well just play it now I guess.

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Well I’m doing just fine with my strategy and haven’t felt like I missed out on anything. R16 best was Mbappe and R8 was Messi - not exactly hard to have gotten right.

        1. GreennRed
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          Much of a muchness. You're right on 3rd place game, could be higher scoring than semis or final. But you have to pick the top scorer at the same time and 3rd place games will bring rotation. With Croatia v underperforming Argentina but quality Messi and miserly Morocco v France the semis don't look llike high scoring games. These games are so unpredictable that Hakimi could get a brace!

    3. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      My strategy is your strategy. Stick to your guns,.

  4. SpaceCadet
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Can only have 11 players for the semis after 5 fts. Anyone in the same boat?

    1. Jase3377
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I guess just do them as needed

      Get as many decent options for 1st game and transfer extra for hits if needed

      I will be taking 1pt scorers and will hit for any negatives or maybe zeros (depending on the options and position). Defender seems like 0 is fine! Haha

    2. RogDog_jimmy
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Me too. It’s a decent enough 11.

      Might take a hit for a 0 pointer (or a negative) from the first game. But highly likely no hits.

      1. SpaceCadet
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Yea leading my ml by 17 points so time to get conservative and avoid the hits.

    3. PompeyUpNorth!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      11 for me but with only 1 keeper so I’m happy as compared to some others that’s good

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        As long as your keeper plays the first match, there is possibility to take a hit for Lloris.

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

      Can only get ten. Might just use my wildcard now and power captain for the final. Had intended to do it the other way round.

    5. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Nope. Hit cost is 3 points. The trick is to consider hits only "if" players in first match fail.

  5. SpaceCadet
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Saiss injury and cap switch Messi to mbappe cost 14 points. Fine margins in this game.

    1. Jase3377
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Yeah going Saiss over Hakimi sucked
      Esp as I had the money

      1. SpaceCadet
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Was always the right call with money itb

        1. Jase3377
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          Yeah, oh well
          These things happen

  6. OPTA FPL
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Saka or Maddison from gw17?

    1. The FPL Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 14 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Maddison imo

  7. Jack Frost
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    So the FIFA tab says the final MD7 opens Sunday, but the third place game is Saturday. So does the third place game count in this game at all or do we just have one final game?

    1. NATSTER
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Just the final one per my understanding.

    2. Indpush
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Both games. Here from the "Rules"

      Matchday 7 Knockout Stage – 3rd PO/Final 17th December – 18th December

      1. NATSTER
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Oh, it looks like both games then. Good to know, but the first-team players could be benched in 3rd PO.

        1. PompeyUpNorth!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          Won’t matter will it as you’ll have 6 transfers n team news will be out so just drop the non players out?

  8. HurriKane
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Can Foden minutes be trusted as a regular starter when PL resumes ?

    Apart from KDB I think pep roulette could be even be stronger as pep will look to keep his entire team fresh after world cup duties.

    Expect Mahrez minutes to increase after a nice break for him

    1. The FPL Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 14 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I am staying away from them. KdB is the only one worth considering imo.

    2. GreennRed
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      They can't be trusted.

  9. SpaceCadet
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Current team as below. Suggestions on who to get in with 5 fts for the semis?

    Martinez
    Hernandez saiss
    Fernandez Rabiot
    Messi mbappe

    Costa Marquinhos militao Dumfries saka Bruno casameiro neymar

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Players who play in the first match then after that match has finished you can make the decision of whether it's worth taking hits to fill the remaining 3 spots (probably 4 spots, Saiss injured). Juranovic, Molina, Perisic. Modric, Alvarez maybe.

      1. SpaceCadet
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Cheers

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

    GW17 Premium

    (a) KDB
    (B) Kane
    (C) Salah

    1. Fellaini's Fro
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      C A B
      Freshness will be important. Imo

  11. Koflok
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    A) Modric
    B) De Paul
    C) Tchouameni
    D) Kovacic

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

      Easy A imo

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Not sure, there is final too, so B and C are options depending on current team and free transfers left and needed.

  12. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Against other nations that have won the WC England are now 0 wins and 11 defeats in knockout fixtures at major tournaments on foreign soil (WC, European Champions/Euros), but 4 wins and 2 defeats both on penalties at home. England desperately need to bid for another WC soon.

  13. Coast94
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    For GW17:

    A) Bruno, Saka, Wilson
    OR
    B) KDB, Almiron, Nketiah

    1. NATSTER
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Is Bruno on penalty now that Ronaldo is out of picture?

      If he is, A somehow give you 3 penalty takers.

      1. Coast94
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        I think so. Bruno’s appeal has been helped by Ronaldo leaving.

        Also like the thought of all 3 being on pens.

  14. NATSTER
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Just playing options for the FPL re-opening. Which combo do you see better?

    Options

    (A) Cancelo, Martinez, Mitrovic
    (B) Dalot, Shaw, Darwin

    Man Utd will have great fixtures of NFO / wol / BOU on the festive period. At the time writing, I think the festive might mean some rotation risks by nature for the full-back.

    I initially like B attacking potential, but a bit doubt now.

    1. The Mentaculus
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      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Just for the first 3 games? I'll probably get Dalot too but I wouldn't want 2 Utd defenders booked for the bench in GWs 20-1. Fine by me to leave out Cancelo though

  15. fenixri
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Going with this for final games. What do you think?

    Livakovic Lloris
    Juranovic Lovren Varane Hakimi Otamendi
    Modric Perisic(C1) Rabiot Adm Ziyech
    Mbappe(C2) Messi Kramaric

  16. Starvaiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Played QF WC and have this team (and 5FT)
    Martínez/Bono
    Hakim/Sosa/TheoH/Molina/Shaw
    Rabiot/Modric/Tchu/Enzo/Saka
    MBappe/Messi/Alvarez

    Thinking Shaw and saka to Tagli and Perisic
    Any other obvious pre-teamsheet moves? (Álvarez to Griezmann tempting)

  17. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Damn I forgot to use MD5 transfers for MD6 and now I cannot field 10 with 5 transfers 😀

  18. The Mentaculus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Any point trying to salvage this? 5 FTs.

    Sosa

    Mbappe

    Yes, that's it! Somehow it still seems interesting to me to figure out how best to play this scenario. Currently thinking, there's no point taking massive hits to end up with the same team as everyone else, so I have to push the differentials as much as possible. So no Messi. Think I might fill up on Croatia defence (Livakovic, Juranovic (C), Gvardiol, Lovren) to start, plus maybe Petkovic & hope that he can do a Weghorst on them late in the game? Then maybe punt on a couple Morocco mids plus Giroud & Mbappe? If Giroud is becoming template, then maybe En Nesyri instead? Any other ideas?

    1. Haa-lala-land
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I'm in similar spot with too many non players and only the 5 frees.
      Im thinking the same, it's not wise to load up on those popular players, so I'll be going all in on Morocco defenders (great defensive record so far, I already have Bono) and a splattering of Croatians.

      1. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Yeah that could work, not much to split Cro/Mor defence. Just having Mbappe is pushing me this way & I'm struggling to see many goals in Cro v Arg, whereas I could gamble on Morocco finally crumbling without Aguerd & Saiss

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      You want to end up in same situation again?

      1. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Hehe yes apparently 😀

        At least they don't get eliminated this time so I'll have a rubbish/punty team for 3rd place playoff!

  19. diesel001
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Six steps for England to win a Euros or WC and England got to step 5 and are now back to step 4

    1) Infrastructure (e.g., St George's Park)
    2) Coaching / Management / Administration (e.g., Southgate, coaching team, FA)
    3) Culture (e.g., diplomacy, inclusivity, team ethic)
    4) Squad / players
    5) Experience
    6) Win (with some luck)

    Time for England to reset the squad and use the relatively easier qualifiers, irrelevant Nations League and Euro group stages (especially since they expanded the Euros) to build experience.

    Would like to see something like the below and hope some other talent emerges to supplement or get in the first team:

    Ramsdale
    James Tomori Guehi Chilwell
    Bellingham Rice(c) Foden
    Sancho Rashford Saka

    Others to be involved: Henderson (GK), TAA, Mitchell, White, Gomez, Gallagher, Mount, Maddison, Smith-Rowe, Bowen, Toney

    1. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Don't think it needs that much of an overhaul. Kane is only 29 - are you retiring him already? Sancho can f- off out of Foden's spot.

      1. diesel001
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        I think you need experience to win a WC. And I can see Pickford, Stones, Maguire, Walker, Shaw, Henderson and Kane all being on the decline by the next WC, which will require greater fitness because of warmer temperatures and travel between venues.

        Add to that Pope, Trippier, Coady, Dierm Phillips, Ward-Prowse, Sterling, Grealish and Wilson and most of the existing squad will be over 30.

        When are the new players going to get their experience. Qualifiers, Nations League and the easy Euros group stages (because up to 3 teams can qualify from a group now it is expanded to 48 teams) is the time and place to do it.

        1. GreennRed
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          Technology, S&C, prehab etc has players playing deeper into the 30s and that trend will continue. 30 was close to the end if a career, depending on position 10 or 15 years ago. Now it's a sign of a valued experienced player with a good few years left.

          1. diesel001
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 5 months ago

            The improvements in tech etc. have been negated by more games of a competitive nature. See introduction of Nations League and expansion of Champions League.

            1. GreennRed
              • 12 Years
              1 year, 5 months ago

              No they haven't.

        2. Boxheads69
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          Wtf has Southgate against Trippier... Late with Rashford on as well... talk about kicking someone who just got to his heights again and knocking him back down. Reset. That team could have and should have went all the way. too much structure, how about opening it up a bit next time.

      2. diesel001
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Foden should be our Modric, Griezmann, Veratti. Player who plays in the centre and makes the team tick.

        Those three players have seen us off in a WC SF, WC QF and Euros F. We have a player of that quality (Foden), but he is not being used in that way.

        1. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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          • 2 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          I know Foden wants to play as a 10, but I think Kane at 32-3 will be even more of a no 10 really, so I don't think it makes sense to play 4231 or push Foden so deep into the spot that Bellingham is now growing into

          1. GreennRed
            • 12 Years
            1 year, 5 months ago

            Johnny Giles, pundit here, ex Leeds and Ireland reckons Bellingham doesn't have the positional sense yet to be a top centre mid. Thinks he'll be a top attacking mid. He's very old school in his opinions but talks a lot if sense too. Foden is a good shout to be centre mid but you'd have to ask him!Could Madisson not do a job there? Rice probably best option there now surely?

            1. Pumpkinhead - I'm ITK …
              • 14 Years
              1 year, 5 months ago

              He's so overhyped . I mean he's a good player but typical English hype of an half decent player. Happens so many times. From Joe Cole to Rashford and they never really hit the expectations. He also whines as much as Bruno
              everytime someone taps him , which is quite some feat.

      3. Pumpkinhead - I'm ITK …
        • 14 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Yes Sancho is another one. Good in an average league so he gets overhyped and now look. City knew what they were doing.

    2. GreennRed
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Tomori and Guehi won't displace Maguire and Stones any time soon. Ye need a number 9 who'll play as a 9, not as as centre mid, winger, 10 etc.

    3. Pumpkinhead - I'm ITK …
      • 14 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      What about stopping celebrating failure? They have played no one and got all hyped up. First big test and they blow it again. Yet everyone is proud of them. Any proper big team would be lynched.

      England will never win anything because they don't have a winning mentality. Facts

      They have played 3 decent teams in 3 big comps and lost all 3

      1. Pumpkinhead - I'm ITK …
        • 14 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        I guess 4 if you count Germany which they did win but they have been whack for years

    4. DBW - Slug's Mortgage …
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Rashford will never be good enough to play main striker for England.

    5. Josh.E
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Rashford and Sancho in your starting 11? Good luck winning anything with those lot

    6. chocolove
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Kane is not WC winner material

  20. SpaceCadet
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Giroud or Griezman?

    1. GreennRed
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Griezmann

    2. diesel001
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Giroud. Morocco won't make the same mistake England make with flair players in central midfield (see Modric, Veratti, Griezmann and going further back Pirlo) and give them time and space to play.

    3. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Sexy Giroud.

  21. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Where can I see on how much fantasy points did Kane get yesterday (don't have him)?

    1. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      8

  22. Better luck next year
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    The rules of the WC fantasy game states:

    «You will be able to roll over one unused free transfer per Matchday»

    Can’t find anywhere in the rules that this does not apply for the knockout rounds. Does anyone know more about this?

    1. girthdevon
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Copied from rules.....During the group stage, one transfer can be carried over into the next group stage matchday however, due to the unlimited transfer limit between the last game of Matchday 3 and the start of the Round of 16 you will not be able to carry a transfer over at this stage.

      1. Better luck next year
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Feel the rules are a bit unclear as the text you sent seems to apply more specifically to the round of 16..

        1. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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          • 2 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          It was ambiguous earlier but they've changed the wording now

    2. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Actually it says "During the group stage, one transfer can be carried over into the next group stage matchday"