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    1. Thomas Jerome Newton
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      .. and lasses.

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Roughly 0.78% of the scouts testosteroney readership.

      2. Hairy Potter
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        al wi smilin fayses

        1. Drexl Spivey
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Gannin alang the Scottsy rooooooooad....

    2. FPL Brains
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      • 12 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Read it, disagree with it however.

      The opposite train of thought is that you ought to TC the player who gets the most points in any GW. The probability is that it'll come in a DGW and it'll likely be a player captained by most others.

      Whilst I appreciate your angle of TC'ing a low owned player to get the highest differential the key point you've missed is how many points you would be behind by not doing so.

      I e. If we both have Haaland, in a GW, I TC, you C and he scores 30 points.

      Me = 90
      You = 60

      You need to now find a differential who has a lower probability to make up those 30 points + more. You might do it, but it's unlikely.

      1. Nate(U)dog(ie)
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        I agree with this, I like a differential pick/route as much as anyone but just because on another week you have a better GW rank than the rest due to holding TC until then for a different pick doesn't mean you have done your rank better. At the end of the season if you TC'd a player in a week where most didn't have TC left and got 20pts, and I TC'd a player that everyone picked that got 30pts, everyone else got 10pts more from it than you did.

        The only other thing to consider is what alternative route you take when others TC, so a few years ago when everyone TC'd Salah in a DGW v Norwich and Leeds I think, think he got 3g 1a. I used BB and got something like 156pts, when most on TC had around that or a bit less. I ended up using TC on a DGW for Kane where he got 14pts (I think). Did I do the right thing in the end? My BB certainly paid off, but I had hoped the Kane(TC) would pay off more. But Virgin it feels like your argument is simply that it pays off to do this in a week where a differential TC hauls and the template choice(s) blanks, which is the case for standard captaincy in any of the 38 gameweeks of the season.

        1. FPL Virgin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          These are great points. Absolutely you could do this in a normal gameweek with the standard captaincy but why not treat yourself -- it's a long season and you only get to use the chip once.

          With the Salah TC last season, everyone had him at least captained. So the impact was diminished.

          Not many had Wilson captained (let alone triple captained) and so the gains were gargantuan.

          That's the point I'm trying to make.

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Feel like you are missing context when using Wilson as an example and why he was not heavily captained. Leaning more heavily on the outcome bias rather than the reason behind the decision

            1. FPL Virgin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              Wilson was the better captain pick that week. People misunderstood recovery times between games and got his xMins all wrong. Plus his stats were superior to Isak's as well.

              1. Hairy Potter
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 21 days ago

                That's all hindsight. Isak was first choice striker at that stage in the season. It was Joelinton dropping back into midfield and Howe then deciding that he didn't trust Gordon or the recently returned from injury ASM on the left wing, and putting Isak out there.

                Even then, with Isak on the left wing, he was a minute away from getting the second penalty against Leeds, as Wilson was about to be subbed. That points swing would have made them roughly comparable points wise that GW.

                As for Wilson's stats, these were based on him coming off the bench when teams were chasing goals against Newcastle and getting late chances.

                1. FPL Virgin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  The clues were there going into the double. You just had to watch Howe's press conference in full rather than just go off the handful of select quotes pulled out of the presser.

                  1. Tonyawesome69
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 21 days ago

                    Spot on HP. This is the context!

                    When has Howe been trustworthy in his pressers?

                  2. Hairy Potter
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 21 days ago

                    Lol, you genuinely believe that? Well done on getting the points from Wilson, but don't pretend that you can read Howe from his press conferences.

                    1. FPL Virgin
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 21 days ago

                      I captained Isak last season unfortunately. There are a lot of Newcastle fans on the writing staff at scout so I trusted what they said and ignored the clues from the full press conference which was a mistake. It's a tough one to get over because that one decision could have saved my season.

                      1. Tonyawesome69
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 21 days ago

                        So you have found these "clues" after Wilson got his points?

                      2. FPL Virgin
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 21 days ago

                        Yes I did a comprehensive review after the gameweek ended

              2. Nate(U)dog(ie)
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 21 days ago

                I captained Wilson that week myself but I don't necessarily think (and didn't at the time) that it was the "right" choice. I had brought him in as a punt on WC a few weeks before which hadn't paid off until then but felt it was worth a pop as I figured he was more likely to have more guaranteed minutes in a DGW than in a SGW

      2. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Thanks Brains, appreciate you giving it a read. I'd always advocate using the TC in a double. Looking for the LR12 type opportunities can reap massive rewards, though, as we've seen in recent seasons. I just think people who call it a boring chip "worth roughly about 15 points" are not seeing its potential.

        1. FPL Brains
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          • 12 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          For what it's worth, I think your strategy is more exciting. However risk increases along with the potential reward.

          It all comes down to the template TC option flopping, or relatively flopping.

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      You're basically saying get lucky late on.

      It's quite hard to land the TC TBF.

      I take your point that rank gains can be made most by going against the crowd, so a good score in say a blank weekend or a low scoring week can make a better relative difference than when many are scoring big including your team with 100+ points.

      However, the TC isn't a one week chip and has to be measured against the relative gain on when everyone else uses it.

      So at the end of the season an extra 30 points is exactly that.

      Clearly if others have gone early they are artificially ahead in that sense.

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Fair point, but if you do the maths with the raw numbers, this strategy has been working better in recent seasons. Of course luck and variance plays a part in any given gameweek, but I think as a concept/strategy, you are more likely to make bigger gains through my approach.

        1. FPL Brains
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          • 12 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          When all things said and done, I'm looking forward to hearing about your success once you deploy your TC chip.

          If you go by the premise you want to find your own differential, that goes against following Scout research to the T - which against a lot of your posts, seems like that's what regularly happens, so I hope it works out for you.

          1. FPL Virgin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Cheers m8. Currently 800K so I will be deploying this strategy this season. I will let you know how I get on.

            1. AC/DC AFC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              So the strategy is to be lagging and pin a rank boost on a differential TC pick?

              That can't really work in seasons where the obvious TC fires can it?

    4. The Mentaculus
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      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      I don't really agree with the theory of using TC on a differential in principle (think you might have gone down an EO rabbithole there), and certainly wouldn't use it on someone as rotation-prone as Wilson. I might actually end up doing something like what you suggest by TCing Trent, but its mainly due to concerns around the DGW mins of the more obvious candidates like Haaland

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Don't get too hung up on the player himself. The differential just needs to have FPL pedigree and a double. TAA could definitely work this season and is the perfect candidate for my strategy.

    5. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Really don't agree with this take unfortunately.

      The TC chip should be used when you think your player will score the highest number of points in a GW. It's really that simple. If that's 'with the masses' then so be it.

      It doesn't matter if your 'differential' TC scores 16 points when the popular TC also scores 16 points. All that matters is captaining the highest scoring player. That's it.

  1. 1justlookin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    At this stage, when is everyone thinking of playing their WC and FH?

    1. Holmes
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      no plans yet(due to lack of information). probably after GW33 or so.

    2. Nate(U)dog(ie)
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Don't have any particular time pencilled in for either with a lot still up in the air, but I feel like I'm going to end up deadending my team into something around GW27-29 and WCing then. Not sure on FH, if I can navigate the blanks I'll do what I've done the last few seasons and use it on the latest double

    3. chilli con kone
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      I really want to use nothing until W/C in GW31 but depends on how everything plays out with FA cup and injuries

    4. Thomas Jerome Newton
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Think I can deal with the near future.
      No plans. Will see how the blanks shape up for the Free Hit.

    5. Intinny
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Wildcard this week. FH gw34 or gw37 depending on best double week. Can get a nice team out for gw26 with current wildcard set up as well as good dgw cover in 25 so will see how it goes

    6. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      I know everyone wants to FH into a big dgw but FH around the big blank of FA Cup quarter final normally makes most sense.

      Which gives a BB into a dgw.

      Or TC.

    7. shorey143
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Will wait for this round of cup matches but hoping not to use FH or dead end team in 29.

      TC definitely 25

      BB first big DGW so a WC just before most likely

      FH last big DGW as can be a little uncertain with teams that have nothing to play for

      But the ol plan and punch in the face and all that

    8. The Mentaculus
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      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      FH29/34 - should become clearer soon once we have the FA Cup 5th round draw. WC27 or 30 I think

  2. Atimis
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Can’t really decide between KDB and Richa as Salah replacement, at the same time probably it sounds silly to take a hit to get both. Thoughts?

    1. Stimps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      KDB

    2. chilli con kone
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      From those 2 it would be KDB

      1. chilli con kone
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Rich is amazing for next 3 but gets complicated with blank and Son back

    3. Thomas Jerome Newton
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Can you cope with Richa's upcoming blank?
      I'd prefer KDB of the two.

    4. Yozzer
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Richa ?? Why ? Have you actually watched him play or is it because of his returns. He's been so fortunate to get the returns he has. It will not be long before people are mass selling him . No upside, never gets bonus , often dragged off early

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

        How has he been fortunate? His underlying numbers are good and he's taken his goals well. In terms of minutes he's played 83, 90 and 90 in the three games since Son went to the Asian Cup.

        1. Yozzer
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          The underlying numbers are irrelevant with a bad finisher like Richa. He was great last game tbh but i watch him every week Ask most Spurs fans what they think of him. He is a calamity. It will not last.

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

            I agree he isn't a great finisher but Ange's Spurs are built to create big chances for their striker. Still a good option even if he misses a few.

  3. chilli con kone
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    A. Save transfer:

    Darwin captain, start Trippier and Gordon (Villa away) , save transfer

    B. Use transfer - Salah > Jota

    Jota captain, bench Tripper, start Gordon.

    In terms of the double gameweeks my team only has Nunez, Salah and no City so transfers will be needed over next few weeks.

    1. Holmes
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      A

    2. shorey143
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      If you’re using a transfer buy Foden or KDB given no City and already have Nunez

      1. chilli con kone
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        City I was thinking of waiting last minute to see where they are all. Haaland will be in next week

  4. Gazzpfc
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    2 of Ricarlison Bowen Saka
    To
    Jota Foden

    Yes or no???

    1. Holmes
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      nah. Just Saka to Foden/Jota, if any.

  5. waltzingmatildas
    • 13 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Hey guys I'm a bit out of the loop.
    What would you do here? Thinking Havertz to KDB or Jota?
    10.3itb, 1ft

    Areola
    TAA Porro Estu
    Rich Foden Bowen Palmer
    Watkins Alvarez Pedro
    (Flekken Havertz Saliba Gusto)

    1. shorey143
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      I assume if you’ve got Havertz you’ve been out the loop for a couple of years.

      KDB over Jota for me

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • 13 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Are we not allowed a punt every so often?

        1. shorey143
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Haha

  6. AC/DC AFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Magic of the Cup ...

  7. Intinny
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Current WC squad is:

    Ederson/Turner

    Estupiñan/Moreno/Trent/Gabriel/Burn

    Palmer/Bowen/Rich/KDB/Jota

    Haaland/Toney/Raul

    OR going well this year so don't want to take too many risks. Unsure of Moreno pick, is he back to being reasonably nailed now? Would like some Villa cover with their fixture coming up, same thinking with the Burn pick.

    Thanks!

  8. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    It's Saturday now. Tuesday evening is fast approaching. People need to start firming up their transfers. A lot of people will be selling Salah this week and it is absurd that blank specialist Saka is top of the midfielder rankings.

    Please can I request the watchlist article? I don't want to wake up on Tuesday morning still unsure about what to do and not have enough time to properly digest an updated watchlist. Thanks 🙂

    1. Hooky
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Replace Saka and Gross with KdB and Jota. Watchlist article done.

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Simples.

    2. PartyTime
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Saka is shite. He has been shite since 2023.

  9. Holmes
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Ding Ding DIng....

  10. Cheese Crunch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    start 1:

    A) Palmer
    B) Saka

    1. simong1
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Palmer

    2. DavvaMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Saka.

  11. simong1
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Bench 2:

    A) Gordon (avl)
    B) Trippier (avl)
    C) Guehi (SHU)
    D) Watkins (NEW)
    E) Darwin (CHE)

    1. PartyTime
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      bc

    2. Yozzer
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      I'd be tempted with B and D . I know it's hard to bench an attacker but find it hard to believe Darwin is prime Ronaldo all of a sudden just because of his brace against a team that had given up at that point but obviously it is risky. If not him then Guehi

  12. Bezz82
    • 13 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Who’s the most nailed on £3.9m Def?

    Would allow me to get both KDB and Haarland after the deadline for free

    1. Ron_Swanson
      • 13 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Bell?

  13. PartyTime
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    What a peaceful fpl weekend. No var, no fpl tower shite. Nothing but peace 🙂

  14. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    I literally have no idea who to transfer in and who to captain.

    Man City look obvious but there are question marks around everyone's minutes. Spurs have a blank and statistically Brentford have the second best defence this season away from home for xG conceded.

    This is why we pay the scout the big bucks. Help me/us!

    We need the advice to be absolutely spot on and Jonny-on-the-money this week. Can't afford another repeat of what happened last gameweek (with scout saying that 5 doesn't go into 3 so don't buy Jota while the deputy editor enjoys his lovely 19 points)

    1. drughi
      • 14 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      I actually think bot jota and darwin are good captain options this week, expect pool to score 2-3 goals against chelsea and without salah it looks to be more points for them. Have alvarez and foden from city but not confident with either, pretty sure one of them will be benched for KDB/Doku/silva against burnley if not both. Armband on richa right now but dont trust the guy at all even if its a good home fixture.

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        How bad is the Chelsea defence away from home though? I've heard people say they are a flat track bully team who crumble against quality opposition but I'm not sure. Plus Jota has Arsenal up next after Chelsea.

        1. drughi
          • 14 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Its more how good liverpool is at home, agree arsenal away will be a tough one but then burnley awaits at home plus jotas price will go up

          1. The Mentaculus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Jota has a pretty good record against Arsenal too:
            https://www.transfermarkt.com/diogo-jota/bilanzdetails/spieler/340950/gegner/11

            1. drughi
              • 14 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              wouldnt bet against jota scoring in both, considering saka>KDB this week and richarlison>jota gw 25 if pool double

              1. FPL Virgin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 21 days ago

                Fair point.

    2. HurriKane
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Expect KDB to get 60 mins. More than enough to smash a big haul ?

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Could do. But Pep could just as easily give him another 30 from the bench. Too risky for captaincy.

        1. HurriKane
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Pep says KDB is ready to start and I think Burnley at home is perfect game to dictate the play with possession and get match sharpness

          Away games at Newcastle and Tottenham he was eased in as expected

          1. FPL Virgin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Pep said he was ready to start before the last 2 fixtures though.

    3. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Surprising (but true) stat that, Brentford's away xGC. Still, 5 defeats on the bounce with no CS since Chelsea at in Sept, and 12 GC in that time; 16 GC in the last 6 overall - I'm happy to keep targeting them

      1. HurriKane
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Maddison back as well is huge.

      2. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Hence why Brentford bought a new keeper. You can bet your bottom dollar a team like Brentford look at stats like xGP.

        1. Derbz87
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          They might do well to avoid the data approach on keepers and try using their eyes as they somehow ended up with Flekken using data

  15. HurriKane
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Who you reckon scores more over next 5 gws?

    A) Saka- nfo LIV whu bur NEW

    B) KDB- BUR bre EVE (CHE BRE) bou

    1. drughi
      • 14 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      KDB without a doubt

    2. sankalparora07
        3 months, 21 days ago

        One goal from Saka and a blank from KDB will change everyone's opinion again

    3. sirmorbach
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Any thoughts? £2.2 in the bank. Think I can afford to keep Salah and roll or is it madness?

      Leno
      Gabriel, Porro, Estupiñán
      Bowen, Foden, Palmer, Douglas Luiz
      Haaland*, João Pedro, Watkins

      Areola, Branthwaite, Robinson, Salah*

    4. drughi
      • 14 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Any advice on this lot, looking bad ahead of gw 26.

      Dubravka
      TAA Porro Gabriel
      Foden Bowen Saka Richarlison(C)
      Solanke Watkins Alvarez

      areola palmer colwill taylor

      1. drughi
        • 14 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        A. saka>KDB(C)
        B. Alvarez>Darwin(C)
        C. Colwill>Van Hecke

      2. HurriKane
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        My only advice is dont bench Palmer at any cost.

        1. drughi
          • 14 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          then who ?

          1. HurriKane
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Solanke

            1. drughi
              • 14 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              west ham defence one of the worst in the league though

              1. Haa-lala-land
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 21 days ago

                WH have 4 cleanies out of their last 5 league games

          2. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Leaning towards Alvarez

    5. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Who to bench?

      A) Gordon
      B) Palmer
      C) Solanke
      D) Watkins
      E) Alvarez

      1. Haa-lala-land
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Everyone is asking this same question with these same players, it feels like.

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Sorry, not been here for some days

    6. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Salah to
      A Richarlison ( decent fixtures, captain option but blanks in 26)
      B Jota ( in form, always capable of a haul, next 2 fixtures not ideal and may be rotation risk if Salah returns by 25)
      C KDB ( all down to gametime as good fixtures, double and doesn’t blank- can still afford Haaland but probably rules getting Trent back as well but offers route back to Salah)
      D Carry transfer otherwise benching dilemma but probably no bench

      Areola
      Porro Gabriel Estupinan
      Saka Foden Palmer Groß
      Darwin Watkins Solanke

      Dubravka Salah * Livramento Taylor

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        C

      2. Dr-Jimmy
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Do you avoid walking under ladders?

    7. The Pep Revolution
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Is Lascelles to Estupiñán worth a 4 point hit?

      Rest of my team is
      Areola Dubravka
      Gabriel TAA Lascelles Porro Kabore
      Richarlison Gordon Foden KDB Palmer
      Solanke Watkins Nunez

    8. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 14 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Hmm, Maddison backdown as well.

      Most interesting!

    9. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 14 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      I have 2FT. I may well just get Haaland back for Alvarez for Burnley.

      Looks like neither is going to play the full 90 minutes and Alvarez sounds like he’s going to be rotated once Haaland and KdB are both back. So, I may as well take the Alvarez points I’ve gotten and move on now.

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Sounds reasonable

      2. CABAYE4
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        It’s definitely a move you want to make - all comes down to the when.

        The Haaland injury has been mysterious, I’d love to just bring him in this GW but as this rate I’m not sure we can be totally confident he starts 23 never mind 22.

          1. CABAYE4
            • 12 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Is that more positive than last time he was nearing a return and had a set back?

            The quotes seem really positive and I’m keen to get him in but there’s been something unusual going on with this injury.

    10. Gazzpfc
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      What weeks to use

      Wildcard
      Free hit
      Bench boost
      Triple Captain

      1. CONNERS
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        WC whenever needed or after dead-ending team in a blank GW

        FH in one of the later GWs 34/37

        BB in the other later double GW 34/37

        TC in gw25

    11. CABAYE4
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      I currently have no Man City players. This GW they have the best fixture & they’re arguably the best captains for the next 6 GWs.

      I can afford any of them & have a midfield & forward slot easy sellable.

      Who would you buy?

      A. Haaland
      B. Foden
      C. KDB
      D. Someone else

      Thanks

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Haaland if confirmed starting, unless wait until next GW

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        I think Foden is the most reliable option for mins going forward. Would get him now and then you probably look to buy Haaland once he's starting games. KdB is a luxury option that you might look at getting for the double in 25.

      3. Derbz87
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Million dollar question. I think short-mid term Haaland and KDB are very risky as they are building their minutes up, particularly Haaland. With the double there's a chance they only get something like 30 mins across both games combined. Not ideal.

    12. Shark Team
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Ipswich - Meidstone United
      Shots: 17-1
      xG: 1,84 - 0,08
      Score: 0-1

      1. Derbz87
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Thats football for you. XG doesnt win you games or trophies.

      2. Skonto Rigga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        • 6 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        That's a Championship Manager 01/02 game right there

    13. I Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      I don't think any City asset is worthy of the captaincy this week.

      Haaland - hasn't played in almost two months, almost certainly won't start.

      De Bruyne - might get 60 mins but could very easily get another 30.

      Foden - the one I would be most comfortable captaining but could be moved to the right or subbed to accommodate KDB.

      Alvarez - xMins reduced if Haaland is in the squad and his form isn't great.

      1. Eze Really?
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        yep. All good points

      2. Derbz87
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        I think Alvarez coming off in the cup might be in his favour with the Burnley game in mind. Dont forget he doesnt need to play instead of Haaland, the two played perfectly well together. I'd be worried about Foden or Bernardo or both getting benched and Doku starting maybe

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

          I don't think Doku is competing with Foden but you're right he could easily be rested.

    14. NotNowKato
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Ipswich 0-1 Maidstone HT.

      Unbelievable scenes Jeff!

    15. Eze Really?
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Games definitely on in GW29? Cheers in advance.

      1. The Mentaculus
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        • 2 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        At a quick glance, I think Burnley v Brentford might be the only one confirmed (?)

        If you have a twitter account, check whether Mikkel Tokvam has done his probabilities chart again this year? If you do find one could you please repost here? Otherwise it'll be a case of waiting for the 5th round draw & calculating the relative odds of progression for each team

        1. Skonto Rigga
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          • 6 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Yeah that's the only one so far.

          At least one of Palace v Newcastle or Fulham v Spurs will also be on. That will be confirmed tonight if there's a winner at Craven Cottage.

          1. Eze Really?
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Gets a bit confusing for an old man like me, Spurs as hold ons with Chelsea important for me going forward.

        2. Eze Really?
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Thank You. Don't do X though. Tnks anyway

          1. The Mentaculus
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            • 2 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Ah, me neither. 🙂

            Guess I'll wait for the draw (tomorrow 2.10) & try to figure out my plan then

      2. RoyaleBlue
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Bur v Bre

        Determined today:
        Winner of New v Ful: Guarantees Ful v Spurs or Cry v New

        Replays:
        Winner of Villa v Chels: Guarantees Are v Che or Wham v Villa

        There may be more, but that's what I see at a glance. So at the moment 3 of those 5 for sure

        Another round of FA Cup fixtures will determine some more.

        1. Eze Really?
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Cheers for the help

    16. RoyaleBlue
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Foden or Diogo (C)?

      1. Eze Really?
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Both. Foden I have and thinking of Diogo

        1. RoyaleBlue
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Sorry, I meant which of the two to captain. I have both 🙂

          1. Eze Really?
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Lucky dip for me TBH