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  1. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Bowen or Palmer in for Jota*?

    Don't mind blanks in GW29.

    1. The Tonberry
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Palmer

    2. GoonerByron
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Better pick here?

      A - Diaz (nfo) in 27, Barkley (cry/bou) in 28

      B - Son (CRY) in 27, Son in 28 (ast)

      1. The Mentaculus
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        • 3 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        B

      2. The Tonberry
          4 months, 15 days ago

          B

      3. We Go Again
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Start Gordon or Palmer?

        1. Holmes
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          palmer

      4. Atimis
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Bench Hwang and play Bailey? Probably selling Hwang and benching Bailey would be a waste?

        1. AARON-1
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Bailey v Luton is great

        2. Holmes
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          yeah

        3. Atimis
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Cheers guys

      5. Jässi
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        I have currently only Martinez, Watkins, Taylor playing on 29. Could get Son, Bowen and Toney with FTs and then WC.

        Is it better to just FH on 29 in my situation and save wildcard for later?

        1. The Final Boss
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Why would you want to wc if you are bringing in nailed on talisman players like toney bowen and son? Can carry them further right?

        2. Hotdogs for Tea
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          FH 29 and play the fixtures instead

      6. The Final Boss
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        My transfers for next gws until 29 are son, Bowen,luiz,Toney for a hit which have me 10 players for gw29. It's not like dead ending it seems. I can carry this team a further (fh34) and wc 35 and bb 37. What do you guys think ?

        Might look like this for gw29.

        Areola
        Doughty konsa taylor
        Son richy Luiz Bowen
        Watkins toney

        Dub gabriel saliba saka haaland

        1. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Looks good to save FH all you are really missing for GW29 is a third Spurs player.

          1. The Final Boss
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Hmm.. I can get to a third spurs (Maddison instead of luiz) if I go for awoniyi instead of Toney..

        2. Hotdogs for Tea
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          You could do with 3 City and 2 Arsenal attackers for GW30 ... going to be loads of goals 😉

      7. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        The best I can get with FTs for GW29 is this 7 which includes two I already have that are flagged

        Areola
        Pau, Porro
        Son, Maddison, Bowen
        Watkins

        Bringing in Doughty, Luiz, Barkley, Toney on FH (which admittedly aren't the most appealing of options) adds 15 points according to RMT, plus another 5 for bringing in a DGW28ers, over Bowen.

        So the question is will bringing in players that are likely to DGW in GW34 for strong SGWers add more than 20 points? Given that the likeliest options to choose from are BOU, EVE, CRY, SHU & MUN or NEW players, and I will have 5 FTS between GW30 and GW34 to bring players from those clubs in any way I'm thinking probably not.

        1. The Mentaculus
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          • 3 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Most of those doubles in 34 look rubbish, except maybe if Man Utd can get Højlund back & recover some form then NEW SHU could have some appeal.

          I think the extra 3 attackers here could easily net you 20pts although for me that would be Toney / Bailey / Richarlison. And I just don't like the idea of a FH34 team full of Palace, Everton etc over LIV/ARS/MCI/TOT SGW players

        2. The Ilfordian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          I’ve pretty much come up with the same equation on RMT, a 15-20 point gain which is decent.

          However I’m still considering non-FH. I’m pretty much ignoring defenders so a handful of forward players is not too tricky to get in for a total of 7 players and a couple of Luton is worth a hit in the week before.

          But I’m not sure the gain in 34 is that great either and I’d like to protect and grow my ML lead (40 points) so FH probably still favourite.

        3. Hotdogs for Tea
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          FH insulates you against injuries in 29 ... if you lose a couple of key players you are into even more hits

      8. dansmith1985
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Had already transferred in Solanke for Adebayo before I knew his injury. Does this team require a -4 now?

        1.8 bank

        Areola
        Porro Ake Gabriel
        Gordon Saka Foden Diaz
        Haaland Watkins Solanke

        Leno Hwang Estu Taylor

        1. The Mentaculus
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          • 3 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Taking another hit before you get an update on Solanke would be silly. Hang in til pressers

      9. Trippier Hazard
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Hello has anyone put together an analysis for WC30 vs WC31 yet? Avoiding ARS v MCI comes to mind and some fixture swings but not sure what else?

        1. PascalCygan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          As someone not free hitting in 29, 31 looks slightly better but don’t know about those free hitting

        2. Hotdogs for Tea
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Why avoid Arsenal & City ? Could be a goal fest.

          1. Trippier Hazard
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            I'd love a goal fest but can't shake the feeling it will be a cagey one. Hence maybe better to pause on going full tilt on both teams until 31

      10. Jafooli
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Is BGW29 ripe for FH chip? Is that what most folk are doing?

        1. Philosopher's Stones
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Using the FH to bring in Luton/Forest players is hardly something I'd call ripe, Jaffers.

          1. Jafooli
            • 12 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            In my FPLverse that is ripe....

        2. PascalCygan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Plenty will be. If you’ve got 5 or more players playing that week, then it becomes a trickier decision to make

        3. The Knights Template
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          The Hall of Shame Cup commences in GW29 and therefore many will use their FH so as to maximise their chances of winning and being crowned the Shame King!

        4. tisza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Probably going to risk not using FH in GW29 and going with 6 or 7 players. Doesn't seem ripe for clean sheets so that's 4 spots that don't pose much threat. if I can cover highest owned 3 or 4 players I think I can get more value later. This season looks like key issues will go down to last couple of GWs so an FH in later GWs could prove a bigger differential. Plus City playing Arsenal in GW30 is interesting for those who do FH in 29

        5. The Mentaculus
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          • 3 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          I am. For me no-FH team = Son & Richarlison. Not too bothered about defenders but Toney, Bowen, Watkins, Bailey, Awoniyi looks worth it alone.

          Also I don't want a whole ton of doublers in 34 if the likely DGWers are EVE/SHU/CRY/BOU/WOL and expect my team to be well set for doublers in 37 (City, Liverpool, Spurs, etc) without a FH.

          1. The Tonberry
              4 months, 15 days ago

              I think for 34 you'd be okay with going for 5-7 DGW players and the rest being strong single GW players like Haaland, Saka, Watkins etc.

              BB37 does seem like the play if it's expected that all the big teams will have a double gameweek then

        6. Flynny
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Defence is a mess. Need to start 2 of reguilon, taylor, estu and injured porro

          Thoughts on estu to senesi - 4 ahead of Bournemouth dgw?

          Or saliba instead for double arsenal

          Thanks

          1. PascalCygan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Usually reluctant to take hits for defenders but a double (Senesi) or defence as good as Arsenal’s makes it worthwhile here

            1. Flynny
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Yeah. Question is which 1

              If I get saliba I'll prob get neto in 28

              So getting senesi actually saves me a transfer next week. Thanks

              1. PascalCygan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Nice one. Both good options

        7. Aster
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Get Bailey or Luiz?

          1. PascalCygan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Toss a coin. Bailey more attacking but minutes not always the best

        8. PascalCygan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Hi guys

          I’m one of those who will not be using free hit in 29. I have 6 already (not including Kabore), happy that I can get to 9, including most key players.

          Big question for me as someone who hasn’t yet had a chance to bring back an Arsenal defender: what would you do here?

          A) Estupinan to Gabriel for free (then either get to 8 for 29 or take hits for more)

          B) Estupinan to Doughty (plays 4 games compared to Gabriel’s 2 over the next 3 GWs) or another defender playing in 29 for free

          I know a lot have double Arsenal defence but best to go some way to correcting that mistake now?

          1FT 1.1ITB
          Areola
          Estupinan Cash Robinson
          KDB Saka Foden Bowen
          Haaland Watkins Solanke*

          Dubravka Gordon Reguilon Kabore

          Thanks

          1. The Knights Template
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Doughty for sure.

            1. PascalCygan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Thank you, sir. Huzzah!

          2. Hotdogs for Tea
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Doughty ... Those Arsenal defenders blank and then play City in 30 and can wait

            1. PascalCygan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Thanks. Just a bit worried about their next two games and potential further losses for me with no coverage, but Doughty is probably the play

        9. T.Henry14
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Dubravka (Areola)
          Cash, Taylor, Gabriel (Udogie, Richards)
          KDB, Foden, Bowen, Saka, Gross
          Haaland, Watkins (Darwin)

          Save the transfer for easier planning GW28 & GW29 ??

          GW28 Darwin ---- Solanke (+ Luton player)

          GW29 maybe without FH.

          Areola
          Udogie, Taylor, Cash
          Bowen
          Watkins
          With 1 or 2 transfers bring in Spurs assets.

        10. Count of Monte Hristo
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Should I keep Palmer or Gordon? Only have room for 1.

          1. PascalCygan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Palmer. I kept Gordon over him a few weeks ago because of the blanks but Palmer will be back by GW30

          2. The Mentaculus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Palmer

          3. Cojones of Destiny
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Palmer

        11. lilmessipran
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Wait is Hwang injured now? Just crazy for the past 7-8 gws every player I bring in gets injured the next gw.

          1. iFash@FPL
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Colour of his flag keeps getting darker. We have to wait for the pressers.
              Without any prejudice, benching headache will probably be eased if he’s out of this GW.

              1. The Ilfordian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Not if your bench is Garnacho Maguire and Kabore

                1. mad_beer ✅
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  Ouch! Sounds like mine. Archer, Kabore and Guehi.

          2. Thursday's Press Conference Times
            Skonto Rigga
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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            • 6 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Morning, all! An unusually early Arteta heads the press conference list today:

            1pm - Arteta
            1.30pm - Dyche, Wilder
            2.30pm - ten Hag

            Times in GMT.

          3. boc610
            • 12 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            people wondering why all these injuries are happening...its not just "bad luck".

            https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/68423241

            1. bench boost for every gamew…
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Add VAR making games last 10 mins longer and it's inevitable. Still, they want more games (the authorities) and they want more VAR (blue cards). If it continues, Liverpool won't be the only team fielding their u18 team...

          4. AC/DC AFC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            This narrative that there's only a small niche of 'relevant' players
            ... so only 6 or 7 count in a blank game week is a bit weird.

            Is this EO domination?

            It's not like low owned players don't haul and popular picks blank.

            Anyhow, each to their own.

            1. The Mentaculus
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              • 3 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              I think there's more than 7 good attcking options for 29, with Forest attackers being particularly overlooked. But maybe I agree that defensive spots don't look all that valuable unless Brentford can eke out a CS (because the CS % for the other teams will be very low, at least in my estimation)

              1. bench boost for every gamew…
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                The Forest overlooked is key. But most FH teams I've seen is going Luton assets. If they do that they lose their advantage.

            2. Tonyawesome69
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Boils down to how you see the 4 fixtures going and how non FH v FH team. Is there enough gains for it to be worthwhile using the FH chip?

              1. Tonyawesome69
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                How non FH v FH team compares*

              2. Tonyawesome69
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Also folks need to factor in the team around BGW29. Taking multiple hits to navigate 29 may lose the opportunity of 28 as an example

              3. AC/DC AFC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Yeah of course.

                I'm not going to mention it again.

                I've just got the 3 Villa players and I'd probably swap some of them up on a free hit.

                I hope a lot of people save it for gw34/37. Gw34 would be the other play with a combo of blanks and doubles.

                It's a challenge to the fixture and transfer planners to overcome!

                Have a good day.

                1. Tonyawesome69
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  I think folks need to realise it's quality over quantity.

                  Just stating x number of players and asking if that is good enough to FH or not isn't sufficient information. Folks need to know who the players are in order to assess these questions.

            3. The Bad Seed
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 14 days ago

              Not when there are no clean sheets/defensive options to be seen, and the preferred front 7 are pretty much going to look the same on every free hit team

          5. Jinswick
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 13 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            This is a nailed on FH29 with only 3 possible starters, right?

            AREOLA, Kelleher
            PORRO, Gabriel, Estupinan, Burn, Bradley
            Kdb, Saka, Foden, Gordon, Hwang
            WATKINS, Haaland, Darwin

            Bank 0.0m, 1FT

            1. PascalCygan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Yes

            2. The Ilfordian
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              I’ve got the same number and not ruled out getting to 6/7 players by 29 but I think the c20 pt gain of a FH is probably worth it and there’s always a risk of injuries to the players you bring in without the benefit of FH so probably going with the chip. Plus GW34 doesn’t look that great a double anyway

              1. Jinswick
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 13 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Another problem is you'd likely be using 1-2 FTs in 28 for BOU players (Solanke + Senesi), who then don't play 29. I'm looking at those 2 in for 28 and FH29. WC and BB tbc.

            3. Assisting the assister
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Yeah FH rather than rip up a good team I think.

          6. Ghost86
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Start Palmer (bre) or Bowen (eve)?

            1. Cojones of Destiny
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              tough any way to start both? Id lean Palmer

            2. Nickyboy
              • 13 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              I'm starting both and benching Alvarez (who I may sell) at the moment

          7. Cojones of Destiny
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            A. Play Darwin
            B. Hwang to Bowen (Darwin to Solanke in 28)

            1. The Ilfordian
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              B. Hoping Darwin is fit but even if not, I’d rather wait on Solanke fitness

          8. We Go Again
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Still early but for those planning to FH in 29, whats the potential team you've been thinking of lining up?

            1. The Ilfordian
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Flekken (Areola)
              Porro/Udogie Doughty Reguilon (Pau/Moreno Coufal)
              Son Rich Bailey Bowen (Barkley)
              Watkins Toney Morris /Awoniyi

              1. Warby84
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Similar leaves about 12m itb

              2. mad_beer ✅
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Not Porro. Never again!

              3. We Go Again
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Cheers! Deciding between Morris and Awoniyi will be tricky. Leaning towards the former with his recent form

          9. The Mantis
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Defence is in the mud! I was going to use 2 FTs to do Estu & Adebayo to Senesi & Solanke, but now one's close to a ban and one could be injured, what to do!

            Areola (Dub)
            Estu / Regu / Saliba (Bell* / Baldock*)
            Palmer / Foden / Gordon / Saka / KDB
            Haaland / Watkins

            I'm now just thinking of making 2 defensive transfers instead of Solanke this week, but who do I need?

            1. The Tonberry
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Could do Estu to Zabarnyi if you're worried about the Senesi YC situation. Gabriel is also a good long term player to bring in. Doughty is also an option to attack the double in 28 and has a game in 29 if you're not free hitting.

                Personally I'd just do Estu to Gabriel and assess again in GW28

                1. The Mantis
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  thank you kind sir!

            2. The Ilfordian
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Maupay the FH29 differential!

            3. Bubbles1985
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Bringing in Kudus over Bowen was not a great gamble to close the gap on the leaders..!

              Am I best to stick with him now?
              Planning to dump KDB and Alvarez for Salah and Solanke/Watkins.

              Other attackers are:

              Gross Nacho Palmer
              Toney Haaland

            4. waltzingmatildas
              • 13 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              If I can get to this with a -4, should I save the FH for a double?
              Flekken/Areola
              Porro Doughty
              Son Maddison Bowen Luiz
              Watkins Toney

              It does mean going without Solanke for the double though

            5. shirtless
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              I'll have four players with three transfers, one of which will get Solanke next week if he's ok and probably Neto. Looks like I'm on FH then! Otherwise rocking a 1-1-1 formation 🙂

              Areola
              Doughty
              Son
              Watkins

              1. Cojones of Destiny
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Some key players in there I wouldnt throw away an idea to not use FH

                1. shirtless
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 12 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  Aside from Salah, my team is set. I don't want to mess about selling triple City, triple Arsenal, Palmer. Plus I'll be swapping Alvarez to Solanke next week which doesn't gain anything for 29. This frees me to add Neto too, so four DGW28 players. Thinking of getting Richy back, Luiz, Toney, Barkley or Morris, Bowen. It's time for me I think.

            6. Cojones of Destiny
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Which Bou def to go for ?
              a. Senesi (8YC)
              b. Kerkez
              c. Zabarnyi

            7. ryacoo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Currently got 8 players for GW29, so it's an easy no-FH

              Should I do the WC30, FH34, BB37 plan? Anyone in the same boat with a better idea?

              1. Cojones of Destiny
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                defo no FH rest of chips you can navigate