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  1. rainy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Price changes 29 October

    Riser: J.Alvarez (7.2)

    Fallers: Ward-Prowse (6.2), Bajcetic (4.7), Perišić (4.7), Egan (4.3)

    1. Andy_Social
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      1-0
      cheers, rainy

    2. The Knights Template
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Mine FPL moneypit is full to the brim! Woohoo!

    3. fedolefan
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Interesting price gain on Alvarez. Thought he was being sold.

    4. Jengkreng
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Alvarez price up..im also think to buy alvarez and sell halland..so can use the money elsewhere

      1. Bennerman
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        Delboy

      2. maverickga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        That one aged well

    5. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      The rain falls on the just and the unjust.

      1. RedLightning
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 13 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        Upon the just and unjust fella ...
        But mostly on the just, because the unjust hath the just's umbrella.

    6. Sheffield Wednesday
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Yesterday Gabriel and Mbeumo rose and fell by £0.1m respectively
      Today Gabriel being sold and Mbeumo being bought - will either of them reach a net zero price change for the week?

      FPL owners remind me of the words of the great philosopher queen Katy Perry.

      'Cause you're hot, then you're cold
      You're yes, then you're no
      You're in, then you're out
      You're up, then you're down
      You're wrong when it's right
      It's black, and it's white

      1. Fellaini's Fro
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        I can see Gabriel reversing his price rise with Newcastle away next

        1. fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 13 Years
          6 months, 27 days ago

          Hope so. Would like to pick him up for 4.7m for Burnley

      2. The Knights Template
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        Tis the Masterchef ditty!

    7. Nate(U)dog(ie)
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Darn could have held off on selling Udogie another night, such is the cruel fate of the FPL gods!

  2. Philosopher's Stones
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Doing Haaland -> Alvarez allows me Diaz -> Salah with cash to spare, but just can't imagine going without the robot, as think he'll start exploding soon. Will probably end of keeping him and find another route to do Diaz -> Salah.

    1. Sheffield Wednesday
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Not fond of the Haaland shuffle, but he's the only asset of interest that you can sell and buy back without losing money.

  3. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Back line:
    Cash Gabriel Scharr (Taylor Botman)

    Botman > Tsimikas?

    No other fires to put out in the team (other than maybe Gabriel)

    1. lilmessipran
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Looks good.

    2. Fefguero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      I was thinking botman to tsimikas also

  4. lilmessipran
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Leno Areola
    Trips Cash Porro Zinch Taylor
    Salah Son Maddison Saka Diaz
    Alvares Watkins Archer

    2Ft, 1.1 ITB..best use of transfer(s) here?

    1. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Make sure you have a plan to bring back Haaland for GW16. But teams looks very very good

      1. lilmessipran
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        Thanks, who would you lose from this front 7 around gw 14-16 for Haaland?

        1. Get up ya bum
          • 14 Years
          6 months, 27 days ago

          I think planning a transfer six gameweeks away is bonkers. Just keep scouting and assessing as we always do. If and when you want Haaland. He's only ever two or three free trades away

    2. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      With the recent news about Diaz, I'm not sure is head is in football right now and understandably so. This makes him a risky pick in FPL.

      Maybe move him on to Bowen or Mitoma? Archer to Nketiah is also a decent move

      1. lilmessipran
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        Just read that, seems v unfortunate.

    3. Heavy Cream
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Saka out for Mbuemo

    4. lilmessipran
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Cheers all

  5. DavvaMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Who would you bench for GW11?

    A. Gabriel (Newcastle Away)
    B. Guehi (Burnley Away)
    C. Bowen (Brentford Away)
    D. Saka (Newcastle Away)

    1. Areola (Brentford Away)
    2. Johnstone (Burnley Away)

    Thanks

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Surely it has to be Gabriel and Areola ?

      Why own Bowen and Saka and then bench them for defenders ?

    2. LAMELA_AND_CONSUELA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      A

    3. noissimbus
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      A1 probably.

    4. DavvaMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Thanks, my thinking also.

    5. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      A1

    6. Sailboats
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      A1

  6. drughi
    • 14 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Big day today, 8 players left and rival gained 20 points on me yesterday so need something special

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Who you capped could very well make the difference. I have 7 left, capped Salah. Only Trippier blank so far.

      1. drughi
        • 14 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        Both have salah cap

  7. Sailboats
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Thoughts on this move please guys. Any response greatly appreciated.
    Trippier, Neto and Archer > Guehi (or any 4.5m def), Nakamba and Watkins for -4.

    1. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Not sure if it's worth the -4 at this stage. Neto and Archer to Adingra and Nketiah could be worth considering if you have the funds?

      1. Sailboats
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        I have the funds, but that means no Watkins though. Is Gabriel Jesus out for long?

        1. Ze_Austin
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 27 days ago

          According to the article, nope

    2. Ze_Austin
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      I would, but with McAtee over Nakamba

      Higher attacking threat and lower chance of cards

      1. Sailboats
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        Thanks, didn't know about McAtee. Is he nailed?

        1. Ze_Austin
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 27 days ago

          I think he's one of their best players along with Hamer, so I'd say he *should* be

          Not sure what happened in GW8, but yeah

          Nakamba is safer, tbf. It's just that he's a DM

          1. Sailboats
            • 8 Years
            6 months, 27 days ago

            Appreciate the help!

          2. Get up ya bum
            • 14 Years
            6 months, 27 days ago

            Yeah Mcatee is considered the biggest talent to come through city's academy since Foden. Followed his PL2 player of the season with a key role in getting Sheffield promoted on loan. Pep was going to keep him at city this year until mcatee pushed for another loan. Obviously he won't dominate games now that he's playimg for the league's whipping boys.

  8. The Polymath
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    In addition to Saka and Salah which three is the best combination?

    A) Son, Adingra, 4.3 Fodder
    B) Maddison, Gordon, Adingra
    C) Bowen, Diaby, Adingra

    1. Fellaini's Fro
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      I like C

    2. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      B

    3. Kane not win a trophy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      You could have asked "in addition to "Saka, Salah AND Adingra".

      I wouldn't go without a Spurs player as they are in great form and without the Cup games middle of the week.

      Diaby maybe short-term but I think JWP in that price range would be the better pick until December.

  9. Weak Become Heros
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    That Neto injury is ever so annoying, he was a planned transfer for this week given he was up against Shef United.

  10. Kane not win a trophy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    "Bukayo Saka (£8.6m) kept things ticking over with another assist (and yes, it was an assist in FPL terms)"

    I don't think so. The goalkeeper does not just deflect the ball, he deliberately changed the direction when trying to save the corner kick. Also, Nketiah was not a CLEAR target as there were other players around him.

    Smells a lot like popular (english) player bonus. But it's like with VAR, vague rules and poor decision making.

    https://www.premierleague.com/news/825262

    [But in FPL, the basic definition of an assist is extended.

    Firstly, the rules on touches of the ball by opponents are relaxed.

    An assist can be awarded for a pass or cross, even if an opponent gets a touch before the goal is scored. However, that touch must not significantly alter the intended destination of the ball.

    That "intended destination" can often be a team-mate if he is a clear target. But it may also be an area of the pitch.]

    1. Derbz87
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Speaking of popular English assists, Maddison shot going miles wide before Joel Ward changes its direction. An assist in FPL terms, not an assist in the real world. Its a game, stuff happens etc try not to take it too seriously

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        I am more than happy with Saka's 6 points.

        1. Derbz87
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 27 days ago

          If we're clutching at straws here I'd say he's a set piece taker and set piece takers will often pick up these 'fortunate' points like this example.

      2. Kane not win a trophy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        Assists for own goals is another rule that should be changed.

        Why just not follow the "official" rules?

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      I think you need to review the Rebounds rule for assists on the FPL website 😉

      1. Derbz87
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        speaking of dodgy assists Neal Maupay overruns what must have been a 0.99 XG, gets tackled by Sanchez and gets an assist.

      2. Kane not win a trophy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        Well, if you think Saka's corner was a shot on goal which was blocked by the goalkeeper, okay, then you can also give him the assist.

        His corner was not a shot on goal and came down like a bird's feather though with a clear change of direction by the keeper. That's never ever a rebound.

        If the ball had been deflected the other way, the corner would have scored an assist (like Madders) and NOT a goal. I can't hear anyone complaining about Madders not being awarded 5 points for his "goal".

        Of course, Saka owners will not want to change the rules, but it still doesn't make it right if such "assists" are sometimes awarded and sometimes not.

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 27 days ago

          This is why the game is called Fantasy Premier League.

          Sometimes things go in your favour and sometimes they don't...

          1. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 27 days ago

            This is game, and games have rules. Rules or their interpretations shouldn't be changed in the middle of the game.

        2. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 27 days ago

          If it was shot, did gk get save from it(?) I was told that it was a cross when A was not awarded to my player who gave corner in exactly similar situation. Unfortunately I don't remember when that happened. But it certainly did happen.

        3. Hotdogs for Tea
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 27 days ago

          As I said, check the rebound rules. Sometimes corners can swing in and be heading to goal and the keeper has to save it ... that is what I would call a shot.

          Other corners are generally in a dangerous area and the keeper comes out to clear it, that is what I would not call a shot at all and no assist should come of it.

          Rebounds
          If a shot at goal is blocked by an opposition player, saved by a goalkeeper, or hits the woodwork, and from the rebound a goal is scored, then a Fantasy assist is awarded. The shot does not have to be on target to result in a Fantasy assist. The action leading to the rebound can be a shot or a cross-shot, but not an intended cross or pass attempt, as determined by Stats Perform.

          If a significant touch is made by an opposition player after the blocked effort, then no Fantasy assist is awarded.

          1. Kane not win a trophy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 27 days ago

            Well, then check Newcastles first goal yesterday. Clear Gordon assist.

            1. The Ilfordian
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              6 months, 27 days ago

              Based on those rules I’d agree with that (although it had been through a bit of pinball to get to that overhead kick)

            2. Hotdogs for Tea
              • 8 Years
              6 months, 27 days ago

              Totally different.

              The keeper was coming out to the ball on the edge of the six yard box for the Gordon cross and no way could that be considered a shot, it would never have reached the goal or even (barely) gone out of play beyond the keeper. It also deflected off another player after the keeper's involvement.

              For the Saka assist the keeper was heading backwards to his goal line and actually saved the corner that may have even dropped into the corner of the goal or hit the post.

              Surely you can see the difference between the two ?

              Just explaining why Saka correctly had has assist awarded in accordance with the FPL rules I posted.

    3. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      There have been previously corners and the gk has boxed the ball away for someone to score. Never before has assist been given.

      1. Kane not win a trophy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        Exactly.

      2. Kane not win a trophy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        For example, Gordon didn't get an assist for his cross that Wilson converted after Jose Sa's "rebound".

        1. FPL Blow-In
          • 11 Years
          6 months, 27 days ago

          Lol Sa’s rebound and Wilson’s shot that was blocked and then Wilson’s second shot that was scored you mean?

    4. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      I agree 100%, I am a guy who usually defends that kind of decisions because at the end of the day they are correct, just FPL following their own rules. But here I just don't get it, Nketiah isn't the target of Saka's delivery, he's aiming 6 yard box and it happen that Nketiah is the one doing the run plus of course there's goalie interfering with the cross. Without goalkeeper stopping the ball it would go to Havertz who was at the far post, that was (somewhat) Saka's target.

      I think it will start unnecessary motion of awarding dodgy assists, this "area of the pitch" is total BS, nothing in the rules about it.

  11. Derbz87
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    The three promoted sides are terrible, the worst collective promoted sides I can ever recall and poor Luton didn't even play. Burley winning that Championship by so far and still being so poor tells you a lot about Luton. Everton getting a -12 is the only thing that can save any of them which would be extremely fortunate since Everton's offending was in another season which didn't impact on them.

    On another note Manchester City are fantastic at flogging UK goalkeepers who look the part on paper. James Trafford is another Bazanu, I'm not sure how he got lobbed by Billing.

  12. SEXY SOLO SAUCE FOR THE LAS…
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Please can someone make up a rumour that Diaby or Alvarez are sick and miss today so Mbeumo comes on for me.

    Thank you

    1. SEXY SOLO SAUCE FOR THE LAS…
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Or that they both get a hat trick

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      😆

      1. SEXY SOLO SAUCE FOR THE LAS…
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        Fuming Foo!

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 27 days ago

          I think Alvarez is going to have a good day irrespective of the match result. I am considering capping him vs Bournemouth.

          1. SEXY SOLO SAUCE FOR THE LAS…
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 27 days ago

            Fingers crossed

    3. Runks
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      According to Norwegian sports news Tv2, both parents of Luiz were kidnapped last night In Colombia. The mother has been sat free, while his father is still taken. Hopefully it will end all good, but you'd imagine that would keep him from playing today...

    4. el polako
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Price we pay we for kind pricing and so many well performing options.

      1. SEXY SOLO SAUCE FOR THE LAS…
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        This is true

    5. Radulfo28773
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      I suscribe the bit on Alvarez. Nkethia points on the bench.

      1. SEXY SOLO SAUCE FOR THE LAS…
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        Ouch! You deserve it more than me

      2. Nate(U)dog(ie)
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        Why would you bench Nketiah against a side as bad as SHU though?

  13. Atimis
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Would you sell Gabriel or Burn? Or rather keep FT?

    1. Derbz87
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      I've unfortunately ventured on another journey with Gabriel despite owning him for his entirety at the start of the season when he didn't play and then offloading when he started so I feel responsible for this happening partly. I'm getting off this particular wagon this week even though I didn't intend on playing him next week. Burn is in Eddie's plans permanently, Arteta clearly has an issue with Gabriel as he never rotates Saliba.

  14. FOO FIGHTER
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Areola Turner
    Trippier White Porro Cash Anderson
    Salah Son Saka Bowen Gordon
    Watkins Nunez Alvarez

    Thoughts on Gordon & Nunez to Maddison & Foster? Not keen on midfield double ups but at this point, the only player posing a major threat to my rank is Maddison. Haaland still up there but he got points GW9 and did not do much damage whether he was capped or not. Seems like only a seriously big haul from him and and having a pathetic team score will hurt. When he blanks or has an average score, serious gains for non owners.

    1. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Getting rid of Nunez before Luton seems brave; I was thinking of getting him in. You have a highly loaded defence and after yesterday, maybe the Trippier has peaked line is right?

      However, Nunez is a minutes risk and I always like to have an obvious 8th attacker so go for it

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        I don't want to play the same defence every week and they rotate really well plus my TV is 104m.

        Of course I will wait and see what happens later but if I do go for Maddison, it makes my chances better of geeting the best team score. Nunez is still a minutes risk as well and I am picking between him and Gordon for my last attacking spot each week so Maddison will resolve that issue.

        1. Kane not win a trophy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 27 days ago

          Wow...

          My TV is only 52 inches.

    2. mrelpea
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Can see the appeal of letting Gordon go tbf. Does Trippier/Gordon to Maddison/Burn work money wise? Think Trip’s golden phase has sailed now

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        No point in getting rid of Trippier if you own him. Getting him back will be a headache at his ptice.

  15. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    I was considering starting Taylor next week. Madness?

    Pick one to start:

    A) Taylor (CRY h)
    B) Gab (NEW a)
    C) Schar (ARS h)

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      I would start Schar.

      1. Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        Yeah, you're probably right

    2. Sheffield Wednesday
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Something I've learnt from sometimes bitter experience, when in doubt play the more expensive player with a home fixture.

      e.g. I should have played J.Andersen instead of Burn this weekend.

      1. Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        The biggest problem with my team is that I dont have Son. I've been working on the assumption that Madisson is enough to cover him, but if they keep this up we're gonna need both.

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 27 days ago

          You didn't notice that Son has improved a lot after being no 9(?)

          1. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 27 days ago

            Starting from gw4 and even before this week it was:
            Son 60
            Madd 34

    3. mrelpea
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      A

  16. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    "Saka, incidentally, hasn’t had a single shot since Gameweek 7."

    Great stat ... But this is very concerning.

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      He was injured during gw7 tbf.

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        Gw 8 vs MCI 😉

        1. FPL Virgin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 27 days ago

          Good point!

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Son vs Wolves might be better than Saka vs Burnley.

  17. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Neale's scout notes are just so damn good. So readable -- he doesn't simply state what happened -- and that stuff on Gabriels minutes is just fantastic insight. As someone who has written many community articles, I know how difficult it is to get them up to this standard.

    1. The Knights Template
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Mine notes are kept in a foolscap folder, are meticulous, focus on the more execrable, spammer-type RMT posters, and are read to the prisoners in the dungeon.

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        I read through the transcript of Arteta's press conference on football London and couldn't find out why Gabriel was benched. Of course none of the so called "journalists" asked directly about it. Trust Neale to find the golden quote that we all missed.

        1. The Ilfordian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 27 days ago

          I agree. Really well researched. And I’m not stressing about Gabriel yet; makes sense for Arteta to rest him and the result shows he wasn’t wrong

          1. Pipermaru
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            6 months, 27 days ago

            Thing is we pick players like Gabriel because they are 100% nailed, play 90 minutes every week, it was like that last season not anymore.

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      I think owning Gabriel is going to be as frustrating as it was owning him from GW1. I had both him and Saliba in GW1. Feels much better owning White.

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        I looked at White on wildcard but his stats were underwhelming. You're probably right though. He always seems to find a way to get the points.

  18. Heiro
    • 14 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Thoughts on a Neto replacement. Hes going to miss a couple at least with a hammy.

    A: Hwang or will he suffer without the assist machine?
    B: Gordon or are Newcastle a bit leggy?
    C: Douglas Luiz despite having Cash & Watkins?

    5.8 max

    1. Kane not win a trophy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Out of these three players.

      C

      1. Kane not win a trophy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        However, what about the new template favourite Adingra?

    2. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      B. Howe said on Friday that Gordon is in pole position to play up front when Wilson needs a rest.

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        It was a quote that the scout team missed because they don't watch the full press conferences like I do.

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 27 days ago

          You are pretty up to date with info missed out on.

          Gordon is a really nice asset to own. If he plays LW he will see lots of minutes. Playing up top is where things could get tricky with him being subbed off early for Wilson or being benched if he does not play LW.

          1. FPL Virgin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 27 days ago

            Interestingly Howe hasn't been subbing him off when Newcastle needed a goal in the last 2 games. That bodes well for him and suggests he looks to Gordon for goals.

    3. mrelpea
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      C

  19. mrelpea
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Morning all,

    Currently have this lot and 1 FT and 0.4m itb

    Areole Turner
    Trips Burn Cash Udogie Kabore
    Salah Maddi Bowen D.Luiz Gordon
    Haaland Darwin Watkins

    Is Trips/ Maddi to Son/Saliba (or anyone else up to 5.5m) for a hit worth it?

    Having massive regret going Maddi over Son and think Son will be right up there with the golden boot.

    Cheers!

    1. Kane not win a trophy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      I would wait until after the cup games mid week before you move Tripps to Saliba.

      But basically I agree, Son could outscore Haaland this season if he remains fit. If that's the only way to get him in, then do it.

      1. mrelpea
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        Cheers! Yep, I’ll definitely wait until the cup games to make the move

  20. The Ilfordian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Has there ever been a stronger Championship? The top 6 have 82 seasons’ experience between them and include a former champions and reigning 1st Division champions.

    I wish Luton, SHU and Burnley all the best but think the league will be more balanced next year with less rushing to get players for the next newly promoted team hammering

    https://talksport.com/football/efl/1470452/championship-teams-premier-league/amp/

    1. Derbz87
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Speaking from experience as a fan of a side (Derby) who were in there for a while and now languish in League 1, we were dreadful for quite a while and somehow kept surviving, mainly because FFP has seriously hampered half the sides in that league and there are loads of points penalties. When we made the playoff final in 2018/19 the teams in those playoffs were us, Villa, Leeds and West Brom (when they were half decent). You can see how far the league has fallen looking at last years playoff final with respect to Luton and Coventry, Sunderland were just promoted and missing a striker for half the season and they made the playoffs, Blackburn had a negative GD and just missed out. Its not a competitive league like it used to be. I think we'll see a few sides looking really decent like Burnley did only to find that the reality is the gulf to the PL is much deeper and you need serious investment to stay there like Forest did.

      1. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        I’d normally agree with that; the gap is depressingly large (speaking as a casual Watford fan). Think Leicester may be an exception - they have the team and the finances. It’d be interesting to see how other recent PL teams would get on, such as Leeds or Southampton

      2. Nate(U)dog(ie)
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        As a fan of another club in a similar boat (Reading), I can't agree more, the gap is only getting worse each year. Covid did a number on EFL clubs in particular for finances but the issues have always been there. People think parachute payments are good, and they can be if utilised well but they can also encourage irresponsible behaviour. You can have what happened with us where owners think the best thing to do is spend all of the money instantly and effectively pay PL wages (since other EFL clubs can't afford to do it so you can attract talent that they can't or beat them to certain players), but effectively gamble that you're going straight back up. Look at the damage it's done to us after we missed out in the playoff final in 2017. Dai Yongge is the reason why we've fallen so far but other clubs have taken the same risk then can't get the wages off the books when it fails. Think it's going to be a rarity now that you'll see clubs come up and do anything like what Swansea or Brentford did. Some clubs are sensibly run like Norwich but it also means when they make it up, they're all the more likely to drop straight back.

    2. Thomas Jerome Newton
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Yeah. Come on Ipswich

      1. Derbz87
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        seem to be going the right way, top manager but they weren't better than Plymouth last season and barely better than Sheffield Wednesday either. I think they're getting by on momentum still from last season which is no bad thing but they'll need a lot more should they get promoted. The fact Leicester are 14 points clear of 3rd already further illustrates my point about the league, one or two decent sides, loads of middling inconsistent sides, half a league of dross. Cardiff and Hull being in the playoff places.... yikes.

  21. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Any news on Estupinan? Gabriel > Estupinan if he's fit, any thoughts?

    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      I’m interested to know this too mate!! Burn to Estupinan would be a nice move for me!!

    2. ameisin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      He's only just returned to individual training, no practice games yet.

      I think he'll be eased back in slowly so probably still a couple of GWs away.

    3. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Estupinan hasn't been ruled out of today's game. He is close to returning. Everton looks most likely. Brighton FC official website released some embargoed quotes before deadline but the scout team missed them.

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Thanks folks, very useful.

  22. Solly The Seagull
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Darwin or Alvarez next five gameweeks? Alvarez obv safer pick but Darwin potentially higher ceiling?

    1. :
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Darwin's shots usually hit the higher ceiling of the stands though.

    2. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      I keep waiting for the Alvarez bubble to burst, after all he’s supposed to be filling in for KDB as a playmaking role rather than a striker. I suspect he’s going to have a similar role and impact as Gundo which, combined with his obvious quality, makes him pretty indispensable.

      I’m not ready for Darwin yet but he could be gold and has Luton next

  23. oi no professionals
    • 13 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Every game day without Haaland is petrifying, why do I do this to myself?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Just have to roll with the punches

    2. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      If it helps, every GW with Haaland is pretty painful too.

      1. Charlie Price
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        Haven’t really enjoyed owning Haaland. Feel disappointed when he blanks and not much satisfaction when he got lots of points given that everybody else has him in their team.
        .

        1. The Ilfordian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 27 days ago

          Exactly. Was close to swapping him with Watkins but Bournemouth next put me off. But much of this game is doing the boring moves and pretty sure the top teams will have owned him for most of the season

  24. el polako
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Is Jude Bellingham going to be the next most expensive transfer in Europe and most expensive English player ever?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Only time will tell but I imagine he’ll be the best player to ever come from these mighty shores.

    2. ameisin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      No. Madrid won't be letting him go anywhere for years.

    3. Nate(U)dog(ie)
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Don't see him going anywhere for a long time

    4. FPL Blow-In
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      I don’t see Jude ever having to leave Madrid.

  25. sovietrockettes
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Lol at the Trippier Udogie Gabriel owners…….

    Oh wait, that’s me [facepalm]

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Strong bench would be jammy ...

    2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Trippier and Udogie here, with Burn coming in for Udogie haha, grr!!!

    3. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Trippier 0, Gusto 0, Tsimikas here, with Udogie 0 and mighty Al-Dakil 0 coming in for Gusto.

      I can totally see Tsimikas coming off at 59' with yellow card to complete the sweep.

  26. OptimusBlack
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Who is ur C for GW 11 ?
    Am thinking Son v.s CHE (H)

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Haaland (BOU)

      1. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        No brainer

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 27 days ago

          Peace of mind 😛

    2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Haaland C Salah VC here

    3. Thomas Jerome Newton
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Back to Haaland.

    4. :
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      I ditched Haaland on my wildcard a few weeks ago and my ranking has soared. However, I've kept two transfers up my cuff and a few quid in the bank to bring him back in next week for what could be an annihilation.

    5. Drexl Spivey
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      I'd have to seriously start questioning someone's sanity not captaining Haaland vs Bournemouth.

    6. Nate(U)dog(ie)
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Salah and doubt I'll change

    7. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Salah C/Alvarez VC.

  27. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    One week punt for MCI (BOU):
    A. Rodri
    B. Walker

    1. Fefguero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Neither

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      A

    3. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Doku? (Assuming you already have Haaland and Alvarez)

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        Yeah, 0.2 short 🙁

        No Alvarez as got Watkins ... just one week punt!

  28. Tango74
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    I’m not sure on Neto to Hwang ?

    Will wolves be same without Neto ?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      I would look somewhere else ... yet to be seen WOL without Neto

      1. ShaunGoater123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        agree. I don't think Hwang will keep it up plus Neto is their talisman.

        Look elsewhere

  29. Fefguero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Holding botman and udogie both now injured.

    No money in the bank - thoughts on botman to tsimikas as a straight swap?

    Otherwise leave botman on bench and trade udogie?

    1. Thomas Jerome Newton
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Botman to Tsimikas seems good for now.

    2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Any news on Udogie?? Is he out long??

      1. Van der Faart
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        He was assessed on Friday before the game, had a chance but was a risk to play him for fear of longer term injury. Most likely fatigue, expect to play v Chelsea

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 27 days ago

          Fabulous!!! Cheers mate!! A good rest not till next Monday for the Chelsea game too!!

  30. yoyoyoyoyoyoyo
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    How’s this looking? Thinking of JWP -> Salah, Haaland -> Wilson:

    Areola Turner
    Trippier Cash Porro Tsimikas Lascelles
    Salah Son Maddison Saka Mbuemo
    Watkins Wilson Alvarez