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

    Which one do I take out for Palmer?

    A - Richarlison
    B - Hwang

    1. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      B. Richy an option for 30 if he’s back by then / you still have him

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

      Both ain’t back before international break

  2. Feed tha Sheep
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Start one please?

    A. Doughty (VILLA)
    B. Garnacho (city)
    C. Pau (Luton)

    1. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      A

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

      A or B, probably B

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

    A) Estu to Doughty for free
    B) Roll FT, play Reguilon

    Not going for FH29

    1FT 1.1ITB
    Dubravka
    Cash Robinson Estu
    KDB Saka Foden Bowen
    Haaland Watkins Solanke*

    Areola Gordon Reguilon Kabore

    Cheers

  4. Steve McCroskey
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Best defender for 4.3 or less?

    A. Van Hecke
    B. Branthwaite
    C. Gusto

    1. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      A chance I’ll have at least two on WC31. Probably Branthwaite

    2. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Chelsea fixtures half decent for rest of season. And they should have two doubles so I'd go with Gusto.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Note that James is back on the grass. I don't think he'll be fit for a little while yet but a factor if thinking about GW34/37 doubles.

        1. Yes Ndidi
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          GW34 is at least 2 injuries away for James

  5. VardysParty
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Is Van de Ven nailed for the next few weeks?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Yeah, he's nailed when fit.

  6. sirmorbach
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Not really important, but there you go: Robinson (BHA) or Estu (ful) as first sub?

    1. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Robinson

      1. sirmorbach
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Thanks, mate, always helpful

        1. PascalCygan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          No problem. Robinson’s been decent since I brought him in!

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

    Good evening!

    Areola
    Gabriel Saliba Gusto
    KDB Saka Foden Palmer
    Haaland Watkins Solanke*
    Leno // Hwang* Doughty Taylor

    A) Save FT (hope Solanke starts!)
    B) Hwang > Maddison (.. Solanke bench?)
    C) Hwang > Bowen (.. Solanke bench?)
    D) Gusto > Senesi (Doughty 1st sub)
    E) Gusto > Zabarnyi (Doughty 1st sub)
    F) Taylor > Senesi (Gusto 1st sub)
    G) Taylor > Zabarnyi (Gusto 1st sub)

    Can't do Hwang > Son for free!

    1. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Save

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        I think that's what I'd prefer to do. Just gotta hope everyone plays. We won't get any Solanke leaks as it's a Sunday game!

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

      It looks like you a play a non FH GW29.

      So Hwang has to go.

      Maddison as he play against Luton GW30 or KDB to Son as well.

      Myself personally there is not much upside in the numbers for GW29, but attacking players, as I cant see many CS.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Really? I was heavily in the FH29 camp. My FH29 squad sucks.

  8. The Mighty Whites
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    If you could get to this 9 with -8, would you FH or not?

    Areola
    Porro - Pau - Doughty
    Son - Maddison
    Watkins - Toney - Morris

    1. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Probably not

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

      If Porro/Pau are fit, then it is good enough

    3. Steve McCroskey
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Nope

  9. Oz lotto
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    This is going to be a long post, but hear me out and please engage.

    I am not a content creator or any FPL genius, I am but a servant the great game. I know a lot of the content guys are maybe thinking this stuff but I wanted to articulate it in a way I haven't heard before...

    Question:
    Is there some flawed logic in thinking that taking multiple hits to get a team for 29 is equivalent to or better than a free hit? My argument also considers the common idea of dead ending in, and then wildcarding out of 29.

    The perceived benefit:
    We preserve the WC/FH planning for/in 34 or 37, to build the strongest team possible and use BB when it best suits.

    The risks... best explained in this common scenario
    You have 3-4 players for GW29 (let's say, for argument's sake they are Areola, Doughty, Watkins and maybe Toney)... Let's say you are happy to field 10, so need 6-7 more players and we will say that two of those are Son and perhaps Porro or Udogie (good assets you want anyway), and bring them in this week or next on FTs.

    I would GUESS, the remaining FT people will have, considering the want for Solanke/Senesi or even Tavernier/Kluivert for the DGW, is one at the most.

    So... I would say most people are starting at a total of -12 or 16 to come up up with a passable team that would contain the template dudes you have + the ones you actually want longer term.

    If you pick wrong.. and the 4 'fillers' theoretically ALL blank (and if defenders get cards or goals conceded)... you are in the hole ~10 points.

    Remember that each player has to get an average of 4 points to cover you, right? From players from teams you may not trust/are not reliable FPL assets

    So if you FH and fill your boots with 15 guys who can score and you get lucky, great, could be a massive week. If you hold some template players, and they do well, then great, you lose nothing.

    Fast forward to GW34/37 (the former, we do not even know how it pans out)... you want some high quality doublers OR even doublers from less reliable teams.

    Does it not make infinitely more sense to cop a -4 on a player who, provided they start both fixtures, hopefully breaks even?

    That is to say, I think we are more likely to derive points from a good player from a good team who is doubling OR conversely, minimise the impact of the hit on players who simply Get 4 points and blank...

    So if player A) plays in 29 and blanks, but you took a -4 to get them simply to get to the 9-11 players... you lose. If the same player blanks in doubles and you took a hit to get them in the double, you lose no points (and may god have mercy on your soul).

    Maybe I am missing something, but my battle to plan for 29 has failed and maybe I am trying to convince myself a FH is the best move probability wise.

    1. have you seen cyan
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      I'LL READ THIS LATER

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

      Understand and agree with a lot you’re saying. And if you’re taking multiple hits to scramble 8/9 players, then I think you’re right.

      I think the value in saving the free hit in 29 for someone like me (six players, seven if Kabore was to regain his place) is that I can get to a competitive 10 with the key assets (Son, Bowen, Toney, Watkins) for -4 overall.

      If I wildcard in 31, I’ll be able to prepare for the home straight, including BB37 and use the FH on 34 when there could be lots of doubles for teams I don’t want players from for the rest of the season. I’d like to think a strong FH34 far outstrips a FH29 for me.

      Ultimately - and this is why it’s a cliche, it’s true - it’s down to your individual set-up... there is value in both approaches!

      1. Oz lotto
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        If I had 6 as it stood now... I would not free hit. not a chance. But I think people get caught up in these fever-pitched ideas and forget it's a game THEY need to play

        1. PascalCygan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Absolutely. The herd mentality is strong, as is the aggression with which some people assert how their approach is the right one (and how others are supposedly wrong). It’s healthy to have different ideas and to discuss them!

          1. Oz lotto
            • 12 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            this is why I like Pras and Joe's approach. And although he is not an FFS guy, FPLRaptor any Andy from LEt's Talk are great

            1. PascalCygan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              Nice one, yeah. I also like the guys from Always Cheating - that’s my favourite FPL listen.

    3. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      I only have about 2 players for GW29.
      And coupled with the fact I plan to bring in triple Bournemouth for GW28, it's far easier just to FH in GW29 just to get a score in the bag.
      The other option seems inferior for a couple of obvious reasons:

      a) No way any of those players in GW29 are long-term.
      b) Allows flexibility to use WC whenever necessary, likely behind a large DGW for a BB,
      c) Does not allow triple BOU GW28 without hits,
      d) Building up to making a playable team for GW29 will also cost about 4 hits at least (-16).

  10. efc444
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Hi,

    What would you do?

    A) Foden -> Son
    B) KDB -> Son
    C) Roll

    Thanks

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

      Vauuu
      Roll

  11. VardysParty
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Garnacho and Estu to Son and Van de Ven worth a -4?

    Can’t afford Son without the other transfer.

    1. Belli2007
      • 13 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Yes....assume Son will start up top and will get service from Madders

  12. Wolfman180
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Areola,
    Trippier, Taylor, Doughty, Gabriel,
    Saka, KDB, Gross,
    Haaland, Watkins, Alvarez,

    Kaminski, Garnacho, Estupinan, Hwang
    1FT, 2.4m ITB

    A) Estupinan to Senesi (or other >5m def)
    B) Hwang to someone (AI suggests Bowen)
    C) KDB, Hwang to Foden, Son for -4
    D) Roll

    Potentially FH29

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

    Play solanke, Palmer first on the bench?

    1. The Yam Bandit
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 21 days ago

      This is my debate.
      I have Bruno F on bench though.
      I don't think Solanke will feature this week, but I'll be starting him just incase.

      1. Belli2007
        • 13 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Same dilemma.....have had Solanke in all week but injury news and the way Brentford have been shipping goals I am on verge of switching

        1. Kay317
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          My thoughts too, Brentford aren't playing well and Palmer could easily haul. Thinking Solanke may be ok to play but he's carrying an injury/knock so who's to say he lasts the game.
          I could make an argument for both of them though.

    2. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      I have same choice to make. Who would you start it there was no Solanke injury concern?

      1. Belli2007
        • 13 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Solanke. However, the fact he hasn't trained is a concern and would be surprised if he plays....not sure I want to risk a 1pt cameo

        1. Kay317
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Someone said on here earlier that he did train today and will train again tomorrow if all is well. Not sure of source though. Must have been after the pressers.

          1. Belli2007
            • 13 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            ah, ok. hadn't seen that......thanks.....may sleep on it

        2. Bada Bing
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          I'm in the same boat. Even a semi-fit Solanke might run riot over godawful Burnley, but I still think I'm starting Palmer as I'm afraid Solanke might just come on for a one point cameo and block Palmer's bench points. I wish his coach had just ruled him out of this match...

          1. Kay317
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Yea would have been ideal. I've put myself in this position by bringing in a strong front 8 though so only got myself to blame!

            1. Bada Bing
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              Yep, same here, I don't have anybody else to bench.

  14. Totalfootball
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Captain -

    Haaland
    Saka
    other

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

      Saka

      1. Belli2007
        • 13 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        I think both will go big

    2. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      I think you can lose the 'other' option. It's defo between Saka and Haaland.
      I'm currently on Haaland. Both teams/players on good form but Haaland has the higher ceiling.

    3. Monti
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Haaland

    4. jonnybhoy
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      A) maguire to bournemouth mid
      B) maguire + Hwang to maddison + sensei -4

    5. VardysParty
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Chance that Richarlison is back for 29?

      1. g40steve
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        3-4 weeks out

      2. Yes Ndidi
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Slim to nil by all accounts.
        Brazil are hopeful for the IB, Spurs less so.

    6. The Royal Robin
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Bench one...

      A) Bowen
      B) Solanke

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        A

    7. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Areola
      Ake-Gabriel-Udogie
      Saka-Foden-Neto-Palmer
      Darwin-Haaland-Watkins

      (Dubravka, Bowen, Estu, Kabore)

      1. Bench Palmer, Neto, Bowen or Darwin?

      2. Given I’d need to a few hits between now and 29 to field 10 or 11, should I just accept FH is inevitable (all chips intact) or build towards it? I’m leaning towards the latter as the fixtures are not promising…

      Cheers guys.

      1. Belli2007
        • 13 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        1. Neto or Bowen
        2. I have 3 g29 players currently so would need to take a hit for next 2 weeks to field 9 and destroy my team....thinking FH is inevitable.....

    8. confused01
      • 14 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Would you do Hwang, Richarlison > Son, Saka for -4 or only Hwang > Son if non FH GW29?

      If I do both transfers means benching one of: Solanke, Gross or Gordon?

    9. Jebiga
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Who to play Palmer or Bowen?

      1. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        I’m on Palmer, Bowen first sub

      2. Monti
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Palmer

      3. Jebiga
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Pau Torres safest option as villa defender?

        1. Biggsy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          By safest do you mean most likely to be playing injury hokey cokey?

          Not safe at all. Injured, was back, then injured again but possibly back (but maybe not)

        2. Bada Bing
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Not safe at all as he's apparently made of glass and always more or less injured.

        3. Yank Revolution
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Brought him in on WC, he was taken off at half, and I sold for Senesi.

      4. Jebiga
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        I have kdb foden and haaland, should I switch foden to Bowen?

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          No

        2. Yank Revolution
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Hell to the no.

        3. Monti
            3 months, 20 days ago

            No

        4. LKRav
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Best replacement for Hwang?
          1 for Madisson
          2 for Bowen

        5. Shauno_444
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Swap De Bruyne for Son? Scared of De Bruyne not starting again.

            1. St Pauli Walnuts
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              Any new niggles aside, would be amazed if doesn't start.

          • CRAZY TRAIN
            • 12 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Best Salah replacement (I know, so out of touch):

            A) Son
            B) Odegaard
            C) Havertz
            D) Bailey

            1. Monti
                3 months, 20 days ago

                A

            2. Old Bull
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              Morning chaps. Pick 3 of these to play

              A. Gabriel
              B. Trippier
              C. Van Hecke
              D. Pau
              C. Doughty

              1. jamesm2603
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 20 days ago

                Gabriel, Doughty, Trippier for me

            3. Drogba_11_
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 20 days ago

              Guys, I'm so frustrated, any help here will be awesome.

              Martinez
              VVD, Walker, Estupinan
              Grob, Foden, Martineli, Gordon, Palmer
              Watkins, Haaland (c)
              Ft: Areola, Guehi, Porro, Hwang

              Still wc available but with 29 blank I have only 3 players(porro, Martinez, Watkins) . 1 ft available.

              A) estupinan to senesi ( DGw 28)
              B) nothing
              C) please help

            4. For Fuchs Sake
              • 14 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              Anyone else captaining Saka over Haaland? Am I mad?

              1. jamesm2603
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 20 days ago

                I'm tempted to try a differential, the way United shut up shop Vs Liverpool. Looking at Watkins though

            5. boroie
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              Really sorry to do this but I’m just in…

              but would anyone be able to summarise any team leaks from this morning (if there’s been any)?

              Thank you!

            6. jamesm2603
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              I'm starting Virgil and Doughty. Need a 3rd defender out of these, what would you do?

              Estupinan, Ait- Nouri, Cash