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  1. jack88
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Bou or luton defender?
    FHing in gw29

    1. JBG
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Bou

    2. ran
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Luton defender; Doughty.

  2. Jones Kusi
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Thoughts on going Morris instead of Solanke if not FH29?

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Extremely risky given that Solanke EO is likely to be over 200%

      1. The Kid Who
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        It won't be over 200%

    2. Bob B
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      It's the conundrum I am facing.

      Getting Solanke means an extra -4,
      it also means I would sell Saka and Foden before I WC (lose value) because I would bring in Barkley as my third Luton, with Morris I'd only have to lose one.

      The upside to Solanke is better fixtures in 28 and 30.

  3. Letsgo!
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Capt morris over solanke?

    1. Philosopher's Stones
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Solanke the better option imo

    2. Bob B
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Only if you have Morris without Solanke

  4. Philosopher's Stones
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Any midfielder worth a -4 in 29 if already have Bowen and Son?

    1. luk46
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Maddison with Luton in 30

  5. chaser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    On wildcard (with FH in 34 and BB in 37 planned) which keeper combo would you go for?
    1) Neto + Vicario
    2) Kaminski + Raya
    3) something else

    Option 1 gives an outside chance of both doubling in 37. Option 2 obviously gives me a GK in the best defensive team in the league

    1. Powers106
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      I think I'm going with Neto + Leno which makes gw34 tricky but otherwise seem to rotate well and of course at least 1dgw, maybe 2

      1. chaser123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Problem is that you could end up with neither doubling in 37?

        1. Biggsy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          If argue in the absence of a y certainty, you probably have to cross the "will they or won't they double" bridge when you come to it. Both could double in 37 - problem is more that Leno's fixtures would be very City and Pool who'd be potentially still battling for the title at that point

          1. chaser123
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 17 days ago

            Yeh that’s another challenge with it I suppose.

            To me, with WC now, you have to work with the info available - even if it doesn’t work that way.

            Are you WCing?

            1. Biggsy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 17 days ago

              Yes you're right, you have to work with what you've got and hope it goes your way. TO be honest, don't ask me about rotating GK - I'm shocking at it. Have had Areola and Pickford since GW29 and I have scored less points rotating them then I would have playing either of them permanently:-D

              Probably WC in 30 or 31 yes as I'm dead ending into 29.

  6. ran
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Areola
    VVD | Gabriel | Doughty
    Saka | Palmer | Garnacho | Son
    Haaland | Watkins | Solanke

    Dubravka | Foden | Estupinan | Taylor

    1FT; 3.6 ITB

    Anything you would change with this team?

  7. Woy_is_back
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Solanke TC

    Let's gooou

    1. Make United Great Again
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Good luck. Wasted it on Haaland myself

    2. La Roja
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Nailed on for a 6 pointer DGW

    3. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      I don't think I'd go without him as (C) but if I hadn't blown my TC on Haaland I am not sure the stats suggest Solanke is a good choice for the chip

      1. Woy_is_back
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Luton and Sheffield at home. Dont need to know more

        1. Bob B
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Bournemouth at home haven't been scoring many goals,
          Sheffield away have been more resolute than their home performances,
          Luton are a mixed bag, could be 4-4 or 0-0.

    4. Stimps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      If I'd have known about Sheff latest results I'd have saved it for Solanke

  8. Marshall96
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Doughty or bou def
    FH29

    1. luk46
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      bou then

    2. Bob B
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Bournemouth if FH
      Luton if not FH

  9. kanuforpresident
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Start 2 of these 4 defs

    A) VVD (MC h)
    B) Moreno (Tot h)
    C) Walker (Liv a)
    D) Branthwaite (MU a)

    1. luk46
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Virgil Moreno

  10. Make United Great Again
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    A. Dalot vs Everton +4
    B. Sell Sensai for another Bournemouth player -4.

    Leaning towards A.

    1. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      I don't think the ceiling is high enough for the BOU defence in 28 so I'd agree with A

      1. Make United Great Again
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Yeah I think so. Was all good having Senasi. Then the injury went and messed up the plans.

        Dalot could score well vs Everton as well

        1. Biggsy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Yeah I'd agree taking the hit last week with the Burnley fixture in the equation was a much more attractive proposition

    2. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Is it really 8pts difference between the two options, not 4?
      I'm kind of thinking of Dalot too (rather than Senesi - Kerkez/Zabarnyi), although I'm not all that keen on the block of fixtures between EVE & potential DGW34 for CS. Depends which weeks you'd need to play them I guess

      1. Make United Great Again
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        I’d be moving Dalot onto Ake GW30 after FH29 for that reason!

        1. Make United Great Again
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Or potentially Gusto. Some nice fixtures for Chelsea & he’s got attacking threat

  11. Biggsy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    A. KDB & Adebayo -> Bowen & Solanke (-4)
    B. Adebayo & Haaland -> Solanke & Morris (-4)
    C. KDB, Adebayo & Haaland -> Bowen, Solanke & Morris (-8)
    D. Stop with the stupid DGW fever induced deas and just do A

    A & B give 7 playing in 29. C gives 8. Trying to avoid FH.

    1. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Just A I think

    2. Boyd to Sven
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      D

    3. Perbert
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      A/D 😉

    4. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Cheers all. A always the plan but you know how it is...

  12. jack88
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Which bou defender to choose

    1. Warby84
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Neto

    2. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      I think the ceiling is low as Luton will likely score - probably whichever is most likely to get an attacking returns, or Neto for save points

    3. runupstream
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Illia Zabarnyi: super nailed, played every minute of every match, cheap (£4.4m)!

      1. Gommy
        • 14 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        I think I read last week that he had a higher xG stat than Senesi, despite not converting yet. He could be due.

        1. Utopsis
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          No he doesn't, his average xG is 0.02. Senesi's is 0.05.

          1. Gommy
            • 14 Years
            4 months, 17 days ago

            Apologies, I stand corrected. It was some other attacking stat that he was ahead of Senesi.

          2. Gommy
            • 14 Years
            4 months, 17 days ago

            found it:

            "Centre-back Illia Zabarnyi (£4.4m) is still to score but he’s totalled more shots in the box (six) and headed efforts (six) than his three-goal partner."

            https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2024/02/29/who-has-the-best-fixtures-from-fpl-gameweek-27-onwards/

            1. Utopsis
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 17 days ago

              Ah nice, that is interesting.

              It's quite amazing that Senesi has scored 3 goals with that average xG - 2 of the goals were only an xG of 0.11. Clearly an exceptional header of the ball, Zabarnyi not so much.

  13. The-Red-1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Hi, long term planning dilemma:
    From gw 30 onwards

    A) Foden, and a cheapie up front (likely Muniz) in a 352
    B) Solanke and someone like Elanga in a 343?

    1. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      I like the look of a Haaland, Watkins, Højlund front like from 30 so think it's 3-4-3 for me, but admittedly given I would want Son, Foden, Salah & Saka as the main midfield four, I'm not sure I can afford it 😀

    2. Perbert
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      I'm planning Morris/Muniz but still a long time to go and friends mainly on Salah's form and any injuries

      1. Perbert
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Depends* not friends 😀

    3. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      I'm planning to sell Solanke in 30 - great option this week but after that I'd prefer Darwin/Højlund/Isak. Probably lining up like this from 30/1:
      Salah Son Saka Foden* Palmer
      Haaland Darwin (Semenyo)

      * unlikely I buy Foden back in 30 but maybe 31/3 (made the mistake of keeping KDB over Foden on WC last week)

      1. DARK SIDE OF THE LOON
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        I am planning to go with a flexible formation starting 31 with 3 5 2, 4 4 2 and 3 4 3 all possible based on fixtures.

        1. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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          • 3 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          I was considering that too but only works if I get Gordon over Foden (then I could do Semenyo - Darwin instead). But all the fixtures from 30 look pretty good for Palmer/Gordon, not sure there's clear benching fixtures

    4. The-Red-1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Sorry, the cheaper players would be benched most weeks

  14. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Which one would you go?
    A. Play Ake (liv)
    B. Bring Zabarnyi (SHU, LUT) in (-4)

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      *FH29

    2. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Who comes in if Ake is benched?

      I don't think many BOU defenders score more than 8 (2x2 appearance points + 4 for CS Vs SHU and conceding Vs LUT) so I think the gains of the hit are low

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        None coming in for Ake

    3. Camzy
      • 14 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      I'm leaning B because when you FH29, you get your team back in 30 and Zabarnyi is playable in 30. Ake plays Arsenal.

  15. jack88
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    If you FH in 29.
    Whom would you get at DGW 29 For zinchenko?

  16. Eze Really?
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    A quick look at lasts week’s FPL.
    The obvious result was engaged fantasy managers had small variances with their OR and mini-Leagues.
    Haaland Saka and Son Captaincy was a 1-point variable.
    Most high owned goalkeepers got points and for those who chose Areola gained on the field will be smiling but limited in gains.
    Watkins Haaland Solanke Saka Son Palmer and Foden were highly owned and had little impact. (Unless you did not own them)
    Good or bad fortune lay within defenders. Owning 2 Arsenal assets, Doughty, Newcastle without Trippier would have affected points variance the most.
    With Eze and Gordon one could have benefitted and keeping Darwin would have been a pleasant surprise.
    So, what are we in for? Tactics regarding chips will play a major part and sacrificing players having high SV compared to TV will complicate matters trying to get them back. I have TV of 107.1 which is high, but moving off and back on them will bring me back down to earth.
    Good luck all. This will be a defining moment for many. Remember this; just don’t buy to make up numbers. The payback could be minimal. Planning for 34 and 37 may bite you. Injuries will continue to affect transfers, as has been experienced most of the season.

  17. Podorsky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 14 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    What are peoples thoughts on Semenyo as a DGW punt, in for Haaland?

    1. Make United Great Again
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Don’t do it.

    2. bros
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      no i wouldnt

    3. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Not sure about for Haaland but I have him (Haaland / Solanke / Semenyo) - nice differential, in good form & looking reasonably nailed at the moment

  18. Little Frank
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    My third defender this week is one of Senesi (likely injured), Porro (may be injured) and Reguilon (away at Arsenal).
    Would you:
    a. Senesi out for another Bournemouth defender for a -4
    b. Play Porro if we get news he's fit, if not then do a.
    c. If Porro is not fit, play Reguilon and hope for the best

  19. Pacer.
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Do many teams ever double in 34 AND 36. I don't recall from memory if these often end up double doubles

    1. Fabreghastly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Chelsea have 2 doubles in the run in, no one else

  20. bros
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    I see ceiling mentioned often , what does this mean please?

    1. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      When talking about the range of expected points for any player, ceiling is the realistic top end and floor the bottom. So e.g. for a Bournemouth defender like Zabarnyi who doesn't score or assist or get bonus very often, his ceiling this week would be 2x clean sheets = 12pts.

      1. bros
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Thank you sir, much appreciated!

    2. Bob B
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Ceiling means the upper limit.

      A player who has a higher ceiling is one who is likely to be explosive and has potential to score a hattrick.

      Lower ceiling is one who might chip in with the rare goal or assist.

      1. bros
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Many thanks, all makes sense now!

    3. Hangman Page
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Crazy how much business-speak style stuff surrounds FPL. "Upside chasing" might be the most cringe thing I've ever heard.

      1. bros
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Im not even going ask what that means because im a bit thick

        1. Hangman Page
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Pick the player you think will get loads of points, basically. Which is the aim of the game anyway.

          1. Make Arrows Green Again
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 17 days ago

            It's maybe slightly more nuanced than that? It may be as simple as that but I think that "upside chasing" has a risk factor built in - like always going for the player who is going to spike the most at a given time, i.e. has the highest ceiling for a fixture or run of fixtures, even if, over a longer period, another player might keep pace with him.

            An example might be going for someone like Richarlison for playing out-of-position and Son-unavailability reasons, rather than JWP, and then jumping off Richarlison for someone else, rather than keeping JWP throughout.

      2. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        "Ceiling", "floor", "upside", "eye test"

        All the terms FPL thinks are its own are hand-me-downs from it's considerably more accomplished, interesting and better-looking older brother, Fantasy NFL

    4. Camzy
      • 14 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      There are floors and ceilings. In every given week players have a lower and upper limit to what scores they could get.

      Floor is the low end. Ceiling is the high-end.

      In a DGW, players have a higher floor because they have two games to score points. The ceiling though is usually related to haul potential. Haaland's ceiling is enormous because he can score hat-tricks at will.

      A player like Zabarnyi this week at best will probably get 12 points from 2 CSs.

      1. bros
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Well explained, thank you!

  21. The Senate
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Currently on Garnacho, bench one:
    (A) Garnacho (EVE)
    (B) KDB (liv)
    (C) Palmer (NEW)

    Other kids are Foden, Saka

    1. The Senate
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Mids *

      1. jack88
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Nice kids

    2. bros
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      A

    3. JBG
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      I'm currently on Foden, with the same options otherwise. Only has 1 goal against Pool.

  22. Firmino
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Who wins?

    A) Palmer NEW + 4 points
    B) Barkley cry bou NFO

    1. bros
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Should be B but could be tight (not a Barkley fan)

    2. jack88
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      The margin is low. Wouldn’t waste transfer

  23. MikeLowrey
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Leaning to FH29 over WC28, as I’m cooked for G29

    Areola
    Livra Gabriel Porro*
    KDB Saka Gross Gordon
    Haaland Darwin Solanke

    (Kelleher Garnacho

    1. MikeLowrey
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Forgot to finish the bench

      Kelleher, Garnacho, Ake, Trippier*

      With 2 FT leaning to move the three of KDB, Darwin and Ake out (hold Trips)

      A) Son, Watkins & BOU DEF
      B) Son, Morris, Doughty
      C) WC

    2. bros
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Yes I would agree with FH29

    3. Camzy
      • 14 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      I'd only FH29 if you have a team you want to save for after the FH.

      I'd argue you don't. So I'd just WC28.

      1. Botman and Robben
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Makes sense, only have 3 players for 29 but I do not like my team at all for GWs 30+

      2. bros
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Well explained, thank you!

        1. bros
          • 12 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Sorry wrong comments box

  24. Bob B
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    A.
    Morris (bou, cpl, NFO) +
    Foden (liv) +
    Saka (mci)

    B.
    (-4)
    Solanke (SHU, LUT, EVE) +
    Barkley (cpl, bou, NFO)

    1. The Iceman
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 17 days ago

      A

  25. jack88
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Captaining neto?

    1. The FPL Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 14 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      No

    2. AARON-1
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      No

    3. Utopsis
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      No

  26. AARON-1
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    -4 for Haaland to Morris for 3 matches next two game weeks compared to Haaland's tricky 1?
    Haaland would come back in gw31.

    1. Big Mac 24
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      I’m doing it

    2. The Iceman
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Have also done this as trying to save free hit in 29.

  27. GoonerByron
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Which of these would you go with? 1 week punt only as wildcarding in 29..

    A - Tavernier (-4), bench Foden
    B - Tavernier (-4), bench Watkins
    C - Just play Foden + Watkins

    1. The Iceman
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 17 days ago

      C, A, B - in that order.

  28. Kloppage Time
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Stick with KDB this GW (have Foden & Haaland) or bring in Son or Bowen for -4?

    Will FH29

    1. The Iceman
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 17 days ago

      In isolation these are probably good long term moves anyway.

  29. Stimps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Barkley or Bournemouth defender?

    1. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Barkley for me

  30. Juza
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Trippier Pedro Neto > Emerson, Bowen -4?

    FH 29

    Or just Emerson for free

    1. The Iceman
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 17 days ago

      I like both.