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  1. FPL Blow-In
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    As someone who held Saka, Watkins and Solanke and had only two dgw players, I like this article. Really hope for more of the same from City and Pool players to blank

    1. WVA
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      I wouldn't be too chuffed with yourself, it's all luck.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        If you think it's luck that each of those three players did well this week, you're looking at all the wrong data.

        Newcastle & Fulham have been in the bottom 3 for chances conceded centrally for the last 4 or so weeks (I say 4, becuase this also excludes LIV vs NEW!)

        Not that it's some sort of mystery, but they've been poor in these areas all season.

        https://twitter.com/Fantasypaedia/status/1758167624263905373

        https://twitter.com/Fantasypaedia/status/1758167653112295715

        Equally, both Watkins (1) and Solanke (2) returned in the reverse fixture for similar reasons.

        Don't really have to go into detail about Burnley.

        I'll concede luck on the Liverpool injuries and slightly for Haaland's misses, but I'm assuming OP had Haaland anyway.

        1. WVA
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          I held those three players too but Sakas penalty was shocking as usual, any other keeper would have saved it so there's an incredible amount of luck, like you say with the player falling on Jotas leg after he missed a good chance, not to mention the Haaland misses while everyone triple captained him, you can look at all the data you want but if your lucks out it's pointless.

  2. gart888
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Regret selling Gordon now that he's the main attacker for a decent team, but also pretty keen on all of Saka, Salah, Richarlison, Palmer, Foden.

    I guess maybe Foden back to Gordon in the near future to raise funds? Seems pretty sideways.

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

      Gordon was always marked down as a sell for me in 24 for a doubler. Just unlucky that Wilson/Isak got injured and he scored a pen.

      I'll be ignoring Newcastle until after 30

    2. Well you know, Triffic
      • 14 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Sold him to get in KDB. Probably going to get him back soon. It's Gordon v Neto v Hwang for me.

  3. Dynamic Duos
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Hee Chan or Neto?

    1. Count of Monte Hristo
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Hee Hwang

    2. Slurpy
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      I own both , I think Neto will give more consistent returns

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

      Prefer goalscorer so Hwang.

  4. Count of Monte Hristo
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Play Raya (h) to Newcastle or Martinez (h) to Forest?

    Starting Gabriel + Saliba already.

    1. Bluetiger1
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Martinez (h) to Forest

    2. Hint
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Martinez

    3. im1974
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Raya

  5. KeanosMagic
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    I know I shouldn't place too much on the importance of FPL, but yesterday's results have made me feel so depressed.

    Triple city attack and TC on Haaland, no Gordon Watkins or Solanke.

    I know city have another game but in a league where most people surprisingly didn't TC Haaland, I feel majorly deflated

    :'(

    1. Bluetiger1
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      TC Haaland

    2. KAPO KANE
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Try to focus your time and efforts on something you have control on the outcome of 🙂

      1. KAPO KANE
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Uncle says X

    3. DA Minnion (Former great)
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      It's all a game of chance. We all triple captain Haaland. Think he'll get a couple against Brentford.

    4. x.jim.x
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      See my response below. You have a problem if you’re throwing about words like “depresssed” in regards to a fantasy football game.

      1. Pipermaru
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Agreed. It is pretty terrifying how serious people treat this fantasy game.

    5. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      If you can’t treat it as just a silly game, then maybe you should quit. It’s not worth feeling that way. Find something else to do instead.

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

      Triple City, triple Liv here. This is still game of luck and there are sometimes luck based results. This doesn't mean season over, since the same happened to most of good managers. Perhaps time to enjoy football and stop to think that one season is time long enough to balance luck. Look at Lateriser, time to play H2H against him for example.

      1. marcus2704
        • 13 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Despite appearing to have a strong team going into this gameweek, I have dropped five places in my ML, also had 3 City and 3 Liverpool. The hardest thing for me at least, is avoiding the knee-jerk reactions and taking hits. Making transfers makes me feel like I am in some way regaining control of the situation, but often the best course of action is just to sit tight.

      2. Gazwaz80
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        I agree that it can probably take over your life, a guy I work with, he’s well into his 60s had to come off it last season as it was having a detrimental effect on his family life. He’s not doing it this season and he says he’s never felt better. When you’re invested in money leagues also, it compounds it even more. Just take a step back an re evaluate, as others have said, you just need to realise it’s only a game. I know some replies can look brutal as they don’t know people’s circumstances, ie they could live on they’re on and this could be the only interaction they have but they’re just trying to help so good luck and hope this helps. Ps, we did get lucky as a lot of managers T/C Jota ( injured) and Nunez (came off at half time so it could have been a lot worse 😀

  6. Bluetiger1
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    GW26 - sub keeper A.Becker what best optional choice?

    A. Play Dubravka away to Arsenal or
    B. (-4) hit & transfer in Pickford or Matinez?

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

      Maybe Martinez if you include BGW29 but I don't trust their defence.

      1. Bluetiger1
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Thanks Tony

  7. Gudjohnsen
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Yesterday was probably worst day I've experienced playing this game.

    Two gws ago I went with KDB, Jota, Toney and Darwin and got rid of Saka, Bowen, Solanke and Watkins.

    Don't even want to count how many points I have lost.

    Seems the lows far outweigh the highs in this game.

    Is it reasonable I quit playing this game if it makes me feel so bad?

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

      When the fun stops, stop!
      Even a little holiday will work wonders

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Thanks. I think I will do that.

    2. x.jim.x
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Mate it’s fantasy football, why do you let it get to you? Just sack it off if it’s genuinely affecting you.

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Yeah, of course you are correct.
        Just tak everything I do too seriously.

      2. Pacer.
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        have you read this message board?! It's one of the most toxic places on the internet on game days. Letting it get to you is what this place survives on

    3. Well you know, Triffic
      • 14 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Or just withdraw from money leagues?

    4. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Yes, if it makes you feel that bad then quit.

    5. Pacer.
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Reminds me of WCing out Kane and Son after a couple of terrible games at the start of the season in about 2020, then they hit over 40 between them in one game

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

      Quitting is not the best idea after one bad day. Do something else, lower your expectations and do something else. Watch football and enjoy, forget this silly game for a moment.

      1. Pacer.
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        this is it. forget about it until the weekend.

    7. Corgz Dark side of the Loon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Get a grip man..........its only a game.........I would hate to think you quit important things so easily......

    8. Firminooooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Same. Dont even own Toney and benched Solanke, started Richarlison. Think my season goal of top 10k depended on a very good GW. Big red arrow instead.

    9. Yozzer
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Same.

      Im on the verge of calling it a day. Not going to bore everyone with all my bad luck

      I refuse to let it impact me or my moods so anything from Estupian today I'll have a think about calling it a day. It's not worth it mate. There are other things in life to focus on .

      Have a break and start again next season . Don't let anyone put you off as they are not in your shoes

    10. Nas
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      I used to be way too invested in this game a few years ago. I took a season off, then when I returned I didn’t invest as much time. I pretty much log in deadline day and make changes, then watch games. I find that it’s not as annoying when I don’t invest hours into it only to have players disappoint.
      Of course my rankings haven’t been as good, but I don’t stress it

  8. DA Minnion (Former great)
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    My Gordon to jota for a hit couldn't have worked better. Is jota out now?

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      I’d say we won’t be seeing Jota for a good few game weeks

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Back in April

    3. mdm
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Yes, likely 3-4 weeks

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

      Yes. Saka to Jota wasn't any better.

    5. Firminooooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      I did Palmer to Jota two GWs ago. Not good.

  9. Well you know, Triffic
    • 14 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Neto or Hwang look the best Jota replacements, or is there anyone else to consider?

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

      I asked this yesterday and the consensus was Hwang which I will go with (barring midweek issues). He scores rather than assists and takes pens

    2. Firminooooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      I would get a player that plays GW29 or are you playing FH then?

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

      I would add Mitoma/Gross/Garnacho/Kudus(?) maybe Luiz to the two you've mentioned, one of them would probably go for his purple patch.

  10. Redranger
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Best bet for next GW?

    A) Jota > Hwang/Neto
    B) Bench Jota 26, 27 Jota & KDB > Palmer & Salah

    1. Bluetiger1
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      A - Neto

  11. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    "Now is the time we should be looking at West Ham United players, with some decent fixtures coming up and a Gameweek 29 match guaranteed.

    But the Hammers are doing their best to put us off."

    This is their 6 game rolling xG: https://i.imgur.com/RY0jldl.png
    Not exactly encouraging me to rush to bring in Bowen for GW29!

    1. Well you know, Triffic
      • 14 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Invest in West Ham once Paqueta returns.

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

      Fixtures create form, but I am not getting any Hammers players yet, no matter what.

      Thx for showing that.

    3. Mother Farke
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Toney is going to feast. Maybe there will be something for Reguilon, too.

      • Tonyawesome69
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        We will know by 27 for all GW29 fixtures to be confirmed. Probably wait until 29 and hope the form has changed rather than going early and making a mistake

    4. Warby84
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      My plan is Jota/Darwin to Luiz/Solanke, would you go -8 for 11 or just stick to a -4? Was look at Robertson to Gabriel

    5. Sim Simma
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      ⚽ Team News 📰
      SHU: Foderingham, Holgate, Bogle, Larouci, Robinson, Anel Ahmedhodzic, McAtee, Vini Souza, Hamer, Osborn, Osula
      Subs: Grbić, Trusty, Norwood, Oliver Arblaster, T.Davies, Brooks, McBurnie, Billy Blacker, Brewster

      BHA: Verbruggen, Webster, Dunk, Van Hecke, Lamptey, Buonanotte, Gross, Gilmour, Mitoma, Welbeck, Adingra
      Subs: Steele, Veltman, Estupiñan, Igor, Baleba, Moder, Baker-Boaitey, Ferguson, Ansu Fati

      1. Count of Monte Hristo
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Estupiñian is a dead pick now, what a shambles.

        1. Haalander
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Totally! I’ve no one even to come in for him with porro and gvardiol my bench options

          1. AIRMILES
            • 12 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            If he doesn't get subbed on, I've got Van Hecke to come off my bench.

        2. Geriatric Unathletic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 13 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          I have him and bench boosted this week.. Just love it, lol :(.

          1. Wild Rover
            • 13 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Me too

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

        Thanks. Where’s Archer? Estu looking a bad option at the moment

        1. AIRMILES
          • 12 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Oh shoot, that's Palmer's 2 pointer off my bench. Yay.

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

        Folks were concerned with Lamptey mins and it should have been Estupinan all along haha

      4. x.jim.x
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Try and go an hour without shattering into a thousand pieces Lamptey, that’s all I ask.

      5. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        No Archer bodes well for Estu’s CS prospects 😎

    6. TRIPOS TOPPER
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      oh FFS

      1. TRIPOS TOPPER
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        at last I'm not benching any defender points with Porro and Tori (2) on the bench
        Unless Pervy scores an own goal

        1. gart888
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          I have 0 defender points to auto sub in if Pervis doesn't even get on the field lol

    7. SpaceCadet
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Best Jota replacement?

      A. Neto
      B. Bailey
      C. D Luiz

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

        Of those probably Neto.

        Have you considered anyone else from Arsenal or Manchester United?

        1. Firminooooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          BGW29?

        2. SpaceCadet
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Need a cheap mid to enable getting in Salah later. Garnacho seems to be the only option

    8. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Pervis benched. The GW gets even better... DGWs always throw up some wild twists.

      1. Ask Yourself
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        He got hooked at half time against Luton and got benched against Palace so I guess it isn’t too surprising. Hopefully they get battered and RDZ think it’s the left back’s fault next GW

        1. Utopsis
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Have kept saying he was at fault for Spurs winner last GW as well

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

      Look I know everyone is feeling the pressure at the moment and I don’t want to add to it but are you all aware that the Hall of Shame Tourney Cup starts in BGW29!! It’s got to be a FH territory now

    10. Ask Yourself
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Adingra about to announce himself as an option I think

      1. Mother Farke
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Definitely, if he carries over his form from AFCON.

      2. Hutchiniho
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Who scores more?

        6 games of Pascal Gros

        or

        4 games of Saka?

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

          Probably Saka but Gross could turn it on again today.

        2. Pipermaru
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Why 6 games to 4?

      3. Atimis
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Few weeks ago sold Lamptey and got Estu, maddd…

      4. The Red Devil
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Estu benched & Archer not even in squad, hit needed in 26

        1. TRIPOS TOPPER
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          yea same for me

          Not sure Archer has done. usually looks like SU best player when he plays.

          1. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Injured I think as would be starting most likely otherwise as he had a good game last time around. Wasn't seen in training midweek.

      5. wulfrunian
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        What an awful gw.34 points and now no Estupinan.

      6. jay01
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Benching Watkins for Estupinan goes down as my stupidest decision ever, almost guaranteed a cameo right?

        1. SpaceCadet
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Yes

        2. Planet Head
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Hopefully stupid onion stays on the bench, you get Olly's points and I'll get Robinson's

          1. jay01
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Fair deal

        3. TRIPOS TOPPER
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          pretty wild and brave

          TBF Watkins form has been poor, but then Pervis even worse

          Help for your sake my my sake Estu gets a goal off the bench!

          1. jay01
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Watkins has served me well all season I just had a gut feeling Villa will be held by Fulham but yeah was wrong! I guess with Estus inevitable one pointer it’s only a 12 point swing not end of the world

          2. Pipermaru
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            8, 1, 7, 18, 2 for Watkins in 5 weeks leading to GW25, some high xG stats even in blanks, I think "poor form" is most overused word here.

        4. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Never bench attackers for defenders IMO, just a lack of consistent CS this season, apart from maybe Arsenal recently

      7. FPL Dakes
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Oh screwww this bloody game. So sick of Estupiñán

      8. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Man, you just know Chelsea are submitting a bid for Estupinan this summer.

        What's silly is he would be bought having the same function in the team as Cucurella would 😆

        1. TRIPOS TOPPER
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          I forgot Cucurella plays for us

          A dreadful player

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

            A poor man's David Luiz

      9. Philosopher's Stones
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Hola amigos.

        Estu has to go down as one of the worst hype trains this season, and we've had quite a few.

      10. Firminooooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Did Porro to Bradley so I could bench Estupinan. Could still pay off.

        1. Philosopher's Stones
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Not if Estu scores a hattie off the bench 😉

          1. Firminooooo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            The way this GW is turning out. 100%

      11. boombaba
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Surely Estu will play next week… hopefully

        1. Utopsis
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          No

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

          Probably not mate. He's been ousted even without 2 other FBs available. More likely Veltman will return

      12. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Estupinan benchings becoming a problem as relying on him starting in 26

        1. Philosopher's Stones
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Same, dawg

        2. gart888
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Ditto. Need him, taylor, and whatever cheap forward i replace trent with to start. Seems so unlikely lol.

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

          Was resigned to one point anyway. Don't really feel like taking a hit to replace since I'll just WC him out in 27

      13. FPL Dakes
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Really hope Estupido stays on the bench and Branthwaite gets a haul off my bench… not going to happen though is it

        1. boombaba
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Estu could get something off the bench

        2. DaisyDaisyDaisyDaisy
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          90 min cameo to waste time