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  1. ViperStripes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 14 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    I've taken 5 hits in 6 GW's and risen from 4.4mOR to 1.7mOR having had a disastorous first half of the season.

    So it's tempting to continue and use my FT on a 2nd Luton defender (releases funds from Trippier), which gives me an extra player in 29 too.
    And then take a hit for Haaland > Morris
    Next week FT and another hit for Gross > Bowen and Saka > Maddison
    GW30 Wildcard to repair the damage but having saved FH for a big DGW later and BB for the other DGW.

    1. ViperStripes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 14 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      GW29 team woudl look like:
      Leno
      Doughty, another Luton Player
      Bowen, Luiz, Son, Maddison
      Watkins, Solanke, Morris
      i.e. 10 players
      Luton double up only needs 1 CS in the 3 matches for it to pay off.

    2. Men in green tights
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Taken similar amount and fallen due to unlucky choices /injuries galore , But good on you , like the fact you are playing your own game

    3. Wobbles
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Nice. I've had a similar story, took a -12 over 4 weeks around the turn of the year and have gone from 3,500,000 to 550,000. Apart from the obvious improvement it has made the game fun again.

  2. g40steve
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    GTG 28 team TC Solanke?

    FH29 & just 3 doubles this week?

    Dubravka,
    Saliba, #Doughty, Gabriel,
    Saka, #Tavernier, Palmer, Son,
    Watkins, Haaland, #Solanke,

    Flekken, Gordon, Burn, Ake

    7.1

  3. Karan14
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Areola
    Porro Cash Doughty
    Son Maddison Bowen
    Watkins Morris Toney

    Are these 10 players enough for BGW29?

    Cost me a -4 last week, -8 this week and 1FT next week.

    Also allows for Salah(C) in GW30 before I wildcard in GW31.

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      10 is plenty but hits could hurt you (or not)

  4. EffPeeEll
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Anyone else contemplating this approach to GW29 FH?

    Given the absence of any real defender points appeal, my intention is to recreate the 'all out attack' chip by selecting only two playing defenders with eight attackers.

    Slightly risky because I won't have any bench but we will probably get the two 3 oclock saturday kick off leaks in advance.

    In essence, I will have a 2-5-3 formation with no players available from the bench to be able to field just two defenders and no auto-subs.

    1. x.jim.x
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      No - in essence, you'll have a 2-4-3 or a 2-5-2 formation

      1. EffPeeEll
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Surely I can select 3 at the back [with one being a non starter] so that my 5th midfielder will be auto-subbed to make up my playing 11?

        1. x.jim.x
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Go on the game and try to play 5 midfielders with 3 strikers and you'll get your answer.

          1. EffPeeEll
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            I would select a 3-4-3 line-up but the 3rd defender wouldnt start.
            I'd have no other possible starters on the bench other than my 5th midfielder who would then be auto-subbed on to make up the starting XI

            1. kennethrhcp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 13 Years
              4 months, 19 days ago

              I'm not sure if you're messing or serious

              Next you'll use WC, BB & TC the same gmwk

              1. EffPeeEll
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 19 days ago

                Life is partly about trying to circumvent stuff.
                Heyho

                1. Pumpkinhead
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  No. Life is about reading rules and following them so society doesn't collapse.

            2. Matt225
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 19 days ago

              You're 5th midfielder would not auto sub - as this would result in an invalid formation. You'd just get 0 for the defender.

            3. The Mentaculus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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              • 3 Years
              4 months, 19 days ago

              The midfielder can't sub on for the absent defender in this case. Read the formation rules

            4. x.jim.x
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 19 days ago

              It's mad how nobody else has thought of this genius strategy!

              1. EffPeeEll
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 19 days ago

                I'm 9 points off top 5K
                I'm dreaming boldness and seemingly planning madness but that's life eh dude.

                1. kennethrhcp
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 13 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  why does this make it worse in my head 🙂

                2. x.jim.x
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  We'd all be doing well if we could glitch the game into giving us 8 attackers tbf

    2. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 3 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      You will have a bench because that's not a valid formation

      1. EffPeeEll
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        I wont if i select players that dont play that week?

        1. Matt225
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          To clarify - regardless of what defenders you select. There's no scenario when you can have 5 playing midfielders and 3 playing attackers. It's would result in an invalid formation. You need a minimum of 3 defenders. If you just pick 2 playing defenders, you'd get a guaranteed zero in the third defender slot. With the 8th attacker staying benched.

        2. Flynniesta
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          You will have 3 in-game defenders whether any of them have a blank gameweek or not

      2. EffPeeEll
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Seems harsh 😉
        3-5-2 is is then -hangs head and sulks

        1. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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          • 3 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          If that worked we'd all be doing it every week! 🙂

          1. EffPeeEll
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Not really,
            You wouldn't want to be down to bare bones squads week in week out.

            1. x.jim.x
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 19 days ago

              I think most would gladly just have Gabriel and Saliba or summat, if it meant they could play 8 attackers

    3. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      it's a bold strategy cotton... let's see how this plays out

    4. AIRMILES
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      This is a very entertaining thread.

      1. Matt225
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        As goalkeepers are traditionally the lowest scoring players - I might select 2 bench goalkeepers on FH39 strategy - and give myself 12 outfielders.

    5. Pumpkinhead
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      If you had 5 non playing defenders you still wouldn't get your 8th attacker off the bench. You can only play 7 attackers (regardless of what happens in your team)

    6. Toon lurk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      I disagree with the naysayers above, I think you should try it. Everyone sticking to same boring 3 at the back. No reason why it can't work.

    7. Mozumbus
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      I don't think you're doing it

    8. Wobbles
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      This person has clearly never had a benching headache in their life.

    9. NorCal Villan
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      I think you’ve got a fine brain, EffPeeEll

  5. Vovhund
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    How do you like this GW28 WC draft (... and yes, I'm going without Salah, but I cannot see myself loosing Saka, Son, Foden or Watkins at this time):

    Areola-Kelleher
    Konsa-Udogie-Doughty-Reguillon-Gusto
    Saka-Douglas Luiz-Bowen-Foden-Son
    Solanke-Haaland-Watkins

    GW29: Solanke -> Toney (10 players)
    GW30: Bowen -> Luis Diaz
    GW31: Doughty -> Gabriel

  6. Kodap
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Some errors on my last post, what would be my best moves here? KDB > Son and then Senesi out for a different Bournemouth defender?

    £2.8m and 1FT.

    Areola
    Senesi - Doughty - Gabriel
    Saka - Palmer - KDB - Foden
    Solanke (c) - Watkins - Haaland

    Dubravka - Bailey - Botman - Porro

    1. Kodap
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      and yes I'm FH'ing 29

    2. x.jim.x
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Don't think KDB to Son is worth a hit, would just do the Senesi swap

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        agree with Jim

        Is Senesi 100% out?

        1. x.jim.x
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Hamstring so would expect so

          1. kennethrhcp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 13 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            cheers

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Yeah,

        I'm doing the same...

        Even if I bench KDB to play Foden or Palmer in gw28.

        Switching Senesi to A N Other.

        KDB to Salah in gw30 with some other move like Solanke to Muniz would be my play.

        Especially with a FH29.

  7. Danstoke82
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    No FH in 29 for me, which other West Ham player to bring in this week? Already own Bowen.

    A) JWP
    B) Kudus
    C) Paqueta

    Thanks in advance

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      A

    2. sirmorbach
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Kudus imo

    3. dhamphiir
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      B

      1. Danstoke82
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Thanks guys

  8. ViperStripes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 14 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Any Luton experts about! With Amari Bell injured, who is guaranteed defensive starter other than Doughty and the Goalkeeper?

    When Bell went off after 5 minutes, they brought on a striker in his place

    Burke has got 2 assists but was his first game in 3 games and prior to that was a sub
    Mengi has missed 2 of the last 6 games but played 90mins when he did play
    Kabore again this last match was his first 90 mins in a long time

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      I watched Burke a fair bit when he was onloan from West Ham with us and he is an attacking threat from corners and set plays.

      A committed player but couldn't tell you if he's in the frame for gw28. I suspect he is.

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Kabore is fresh

  9. Corgz Dark side of the Loon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Guys, Would you remove either Haaland or Nunez for Solanke this week ?? I am considering doing neither as I am not convinced Solanke outscores either Nunez or Haaland.

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      I would do Nunez to Solanke for free
      too much fear Haaland to Solanke

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Darwin to Solanke is an easy move

    3. x.jim.x
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Must be joking about Nunez?

    4. TheBiffas
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      I have the same dilemma, Darwin could quite easily haul against City but on paper it is still a good move to swap him for Solanke, wouldn't sell Haaland though

    5. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Nunez to Solanke

  10. YoungPretender
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Which of these?

    A) Barkley
    B) Tavanier

    1) Doughty
    2) Zabarnyi

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      FH in 29 or not?

      FHing in 29 I'd go b2

      not FHing A1

      1. YoungPretender
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Yeah I’m free hitting

      2. YoungPretender
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Thank you!

  11. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    FH29 and WC31 as it stands, which one would you bring in this week?
    A. Zabarnyi/Kerkez
    B. Doughty

    1. sirmorbach
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Doughty

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      B

  12. grooveymatt65
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Hey guys, what do you think of the below team, Just hit the WC button and this is my first draft:

    Leno

    Gabriel Doughty Zabarniyi

    Foden Saka Bowen Son

    Morris Watkins Solanke

    Kelleher Douglas Luiz Reguilon Van De Ven

    £10.0 itb

    What do people think?

    Thanks guys!!!

  13. sirmorbach
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Current team for 29:

    Leno
    Robinson
    Bowen, Son
    Watkins

    Haaland, Foden, Saka, Palmer, Gabriel, Aké, Branthwaite, Estupiñán, Adebayo

    Plan was to get Solanke and Doughty this week for a hit. This would get me 6 players for 29.

    Would you FH? Take a hit and field 8?

    1. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      FH

      1. sirmorbach
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Many thanks!

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      FH ...

    3. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      FH

    4. Boss Hogg
      • 14 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Take a hit and play 8.

  14. Podorsky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 14 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Any insights as to whether Zinchenko starts today?

  15. drughi
    • 14 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Bench who next week ?

    A. Foden
    B. Palmer

  16. Merlin the Wraith
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    FPL showing Raya red flagged v Sheff Utd as ineligible to play parent club (which is Brentford next GW) Totally heart stopping as it shows Areola (13) coming on for my opponent tonight. Crap FPL software that shouldn't have flagged Raya until after ko tonight in the 'pick team' section :-/

    1. x.jim.x
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Yeah - once a player is flagged, they will be regardless of whether you're looking at this week, next week or past weeks. Quite poor design, but what do you expect from a free game with minimal investment.

  17. Mozumbus
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Got 6 for BGW29
    Doughty
    Son Bowen Soucek
    Watkins Muniz

    Which one to bring in on FT?
    Elaboration: who are must haves for BGW29 expect for above 6

    1. FDMS All Starz
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Maddison/Richarlison if fit, Morris maybe, Villa/Forest mids are the only options imo

  18. sirmorbach
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Leno
    Gabriel, Aké, Branthwaite
    Son, Saka, Bowen, Foden, Palmer
    Haaland, Watkins

    Areola, Adebayo*, Robinson, Estupiñán

    £3.0 in the bank, FH next week.

    Estu to Doughty, Adebayo to Solanke (- 4) a no brainer?

    If yes, who to bench? Palmer? Can't bench Foden, and Bowen plays Burnley at home...

  19. Tonyawesome69
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Folks on FH29/WC35 and considering Bournemouth players this GW, worth noting their fixtures GW30-32 and currently predicted 59% to double in 34 over 37.

    Of course long term planning may go out the window with injuries...

    1. DaisyDaisyDaisyDaisy
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Neto certainly looks worth investing in...probably do better than my current Neto for sure...

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Yup gets bonus points whenever they keep a CS.

  20. FDMS All Starz
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    With a -4 I can get this team for gw29, would you still FH?

    Doherty
    Elanga Son Maddison Bowen
    Watkins Toney Morris

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      No

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      No

    3. waltzingmatildas
      • 13 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      No

  21. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Worth a hit to get a BOU defender by selling Trippier?

    FH BGW 29

    1. Mother Farke
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Will make a similar decision after pressers on Friday. I'm eyeing Kerkez and need to know if Lloyd Kelly is out for awhile.

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Cheers, GL!

      • mad_beer ✅
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        If you FH you don't take hits. I'm lost.

        1. mad_beer ✅
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Nevermind. I get it now.

    2. dhamphiir
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Currently, I got 6 player right now for BGW29 and I will transfer Bowen in after West Ham play on Thursday.

      Areola
      Porro, Reguilon, Doughty
      Son, Bowen*
      Watkins

      I will probably make 2 more transfer (-4) next week for BGW29 if I don’t use FH chip.
      Does this team need FH or save it later for DGW?

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Borderline, missing a couple of attackers when compared to ideal FH team imo

        1. dhamphiir
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          I will probably bring Toney and another mid for -4 hit if I am not using FH chip

    3. Big W
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Start 1
      A) KDB
      B) Kabore (DGW)
      C) Gordon

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        C

    4. FDMS All Starz
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      What’s the template FH29 team?

    5. RockLedge75
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Tough season.

      If I’m currently 1.2k, and aiming to make top 100k, or at least salvage a 250k finish. Can it still be done with spot-on template line-ups, and sensible chip use (I still have w/c and f/h)?

      Or, should I gamble and include say 3 differentials each week going forwards?

      1. RockLedge75
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Sorry.. currently at 1.2m

      2. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Possibly I went for 254k to 13k largely following the template between GW24 and GW34 last season. A similar rate of progression this season would take you from 1.2m to 60k this season.

    6. waltzingmatildas
      • 13 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Planning on doing Estu, KDB, Haaland to Reguilon, Son, Morris (-4)
      Which would give me:
      Flekken
      Reguilon Doughty
      Son Luiz
      Watkins Toney Morris
      (Areola, Saliba, Gabriel, Gusto, Saka Foden, Palmer)

      Would you FH?

      1. Not again Shirley
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Personally would FH.

        1. waltzingmatildas
          • 13 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          I am tempted, as a decent team would mean selling City and Arsenal which I don't love

    7. The Mighty Whites
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Not FH’ing in 29, have Zabarnyi, Doughty, Morris & Solanke - would you bring in Bowen or Barkley this week?

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • 13 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Bowen

    8. Kodap
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      I'd like to swap Senesi for another Bournemouth defender for next week, who are people replacing him with?

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Zabarnyi - nailed beyond 28
        Kerkez - slight attacking upside but not nailed after 28 when Kelly is back

    9. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Gw29 5-a-side set up ...

      Martinez
      Moreno
      Watkins

      Turner

      With 2 FTs and a few hits shall I save my Free Hit for dgw34?

      Just need some bodies in midfield like Bowen and Andreas.

      1. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        You need bodies alright! Looks a clear FH to me & I thought you were one of the biggest advocates for FH in a big BGW

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Yeah.

          I'm just being silly.

          Thought I'd try a 5-a-side side but appreciate I'd get played off the park by the 8 a side teams!

    10. tuvok
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Is a Bou defender worth a hit if the alternative is playing Udogie away at Villa?

      1. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        • 3 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Marginal. Guess I'd expect c.8pts for Bournemouth defenders. Udogie likely concedes but if he nabs an assist or something it'd eat up all your profit