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  1. Atimis
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Arsenal mid for the final GW?

    1. Stimps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Trossard / Havertz if chasing imo, Saka if not

  2. Saka Rice
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Which teams do we expect to get leaks from before deadline?

    1. No Professionals
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      City

    2. El Presidente
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      City and Liverpool

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

    Spurs celebrating stopping Arsenal from winning the league cause they have nothing of their own worth celebrating about. Loser mentality club top to bottom.

    1. niaz1982
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Thinking a small minority speaks for the majority is also loser mentality.

    2. KanuLenoMeeMoCash
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Maybe it was a case of 'we lost, against a great city side, at least arsenal don't win the league now'
      Silver linings

    3. x.jim.x
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      People being happy about something = losers
      Someone still whining nearly 24 hours later on a fantasy football site = winner?

    4. tuvok
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Revelling in the misery of your rivals is as big a part of football as anything. Years of ‘winner mentality’ at United in the 90s, City since the 2010s, or any other serial winning club has never eradicated the joy those fans still get from seeing their rivals lose out. For over 20 years United had a banner at old Trafford they updated every year that counted how long it had been since City had won a cup

    5. Jive Turkey
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Fairly natural human trait to take comfort from silver-linings when rationalizing loss. Spurs fans comforting themselves with the fact that their loss helps stop their rivals from winning a league, is not much different (fundamentally) from Arsenal fans distracting themselves from the pain of losing out on the title by hurling insult at select Spurs fans' "loser mentality".

    6. El Presidente
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Enough of this crap already. People celebrate what they choose to celebrate and that's it. Arsenal had it under their control (like Liverpool before) and lost it. I get it, it's frustrating but City gave everyone a chance this season tbf, so stop whining already.

  4. That Fantasy Guy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Any predictions on Chelsea starting team tonight? Does James come in?

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

      Possibly Gusto starts for an hour or so and James comes on?

      Or the other guy...

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Doubt James starts yet, Gusto more likely to come in but think it may be an unchanged XI

    3. theplayer
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Absolutely no chance James starts tonight. I would doubt he starts on Sunday either. With the amount of hamstring injuries he's had, it would be best to just give him a small amount of minutes and work towards the start of next season.

  5. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Who do you think will be top points scorer in 38? I think it will be Eze

    1. KAPO KANE
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Salah

    2. tuvok
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Boringly Haaland. He & City obv looking on top form and West Ham have conceded 10 in their last 2 away games (5 at Palace, 5 at Chelsea)

  6. fish&chips
    • 13 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Gordon & Garnacho to Havertz and trusted Trossard for a -4 worth a punt for 38? With Isak benched. Or just one for free and play Isak?

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 14 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      1 for free.

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

    Bench boost back in business with Bruno?

    Most of my nearest rival have him but it's good to get 15 out if that's the case!

    1. Maddamotha
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Whats the rumours regarding Bruno now? Likely to play?

      1. KAPO KANE
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        I have a gut feeling he starts

        1. Maddamotha
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Because you have Gvardiol VC?

          1. KAPO KANE
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Kind of but also last home game of season etc

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

      Can’t see him starting even as an owner myself just have bad vibes about what’s going on there

      1. Maddamotha
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Yeah same. Something is not right. Was hopeful for the Palace game. Trained twice before Arsenal. Still not sure to be in the squad tonight. I think he’s out.

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

      Only if he gets a hat trick, 2 assists, clean sheet and max bonus so that his score is 27 😉

  8. Charlie Price
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    As ever great article Simon. Looking forward to your words of wisdom in 24/25.

    1. Simon March
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Thanks mate, glad you enjoyed it!

    2. Debauchy
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Certainly is , Cheers Simon

  9. sirmorbach
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Where would you use 2 ft here?

    Ederson
    Gabriel / Porro / Burn / Reguilón / Branthwaite
    Son / Foden / Bruno Fernandes / Palmer
    Haaland / Isak / Jackson

    Petrovic, Gordon, Reguilón, Branthwaite

    1. tuvok
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Ederson to Raya + Reguilon to Gvardiol? Or Ederson to Raya + Bruno to KDB (if confirmed fit)?

  10. niaz1982
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Current team 1FT, TC to be activated, 4th in mini league 39 pts between me and top.

    Vicario
    Porro Walker Burn
    Palmer Son Havertz Foden
    Isak Jackson Haaland [C]

    Subs: Onana, Gusto, Branthwaite, Gordon

    Do I:
    A. Play Burn over Gusto - Y or N
    B. Switch captain from Haaland to Palmer as chasing - Y or N
    C. Transfer Isak to Mateta - Y or N

    Any other suggestions on starting XI welcome.

  11. Gunners in Haaland
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Any lessons for 24/25?

    1. theplayer
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Probably the same as every year

    2. tommo-uk-
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Captain Haaland probably.

    3. Now I'm Panicking
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Buy players just before they start scoring points
      Sell players just before they stop scoring points
      Shoehorn results into sweeping generalisations

    4. g40steve
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Get Palmer & make perma cap

    5. Stimps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Try to finish season with zero hits, unless absolutely necessary

    6. Old Man
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      For every Haaland & Aguero there are many more new players from abroad who fail or take a long time to settle in to the Premier League (Havertz, Gvardiol, Robinho, Shevchenko, Di Maria) etc.

      For a GW1 team, buy established Premier League players. Except if they're as good as Haaland or Aguero.

  12. RICICLE
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Was gonna leave this till closer to deadline but be good to get some early thoughts so apologies for the length, if anyone fancies a read and help then would be appreciated.

    After leading my ML pretty much all season, my rival in 2nd has clawed things back to around 8 measly points! Be even less tonight or even take over if Bruno starts and does well and Brighton keep a cleanie as he’s played BB.

    Anyway, my team is:

    Petrovic
    Gabriel - Gvardiol - White
    Son - Foden - Palmer - Gordon
    Jackson - Haaland - Isak
    _____________________________
    Pickford: VDV, Bruno, Burn

    1FT, 3.0m ITB

    His team is:

    Petrovic
    Gabriel - Gvardiol - Porro
    Son - Foden - Palmer - Gordon
    Jackson - Haaland - Isak
    ______________________________
    Verbruggen: VDV, Bruno, Burn

    1FT, 0.2 ITB

    As you can see, very similar teams, and will both have 1FT going into 38.

    It’s a guess as to who MUST start along with myself, and both will likely captain Haaland also.
    Wether he starts his double spurs defence and me double Arsenal defence is an unknown yet.
    But with all the possibilities for a neck and neck battle into the last GW, what would be your best option here?

    Sell Gordon > Saka/Havertz perhaps?
    Really don’t think a hit would be wise with it being so close.

    I have way more money ITB, so maybe exploit that? I dunno.

    Open to any help and ideas, and apologies again for the length, jsit throwing it out there, nervous times! 🙂

    Cheers gents!

    1. Sandy Ravage
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I'd go for Arsenal & Crystal Palace attackers

      1. RICICLE
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Cheers buddy! Arsenal makes sense I guess, imagine he’ll do the same.

    2. MikeS
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Sell son, spurs and son have. Been awful. If he starts double spurs defence he loses for sure.

      1. RICICLE
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Cheers Mikes! That’s a confident statement regarding Spurs, but surely he would be a biggie to cause damage being on pens? I really hope he does play double Spurs defence though. Just a case of who the heck do we bench and what transfers we make.

  13. Royal5
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Any news on Isak?

    1. Halcyon150524
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Is Isak sick?

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

          Was at the weekend

          Hence early sub

    2. Ibralicious
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Who scores more in GW38?

      A) Petrović + Saliba
      B) Raya + Porro

      Cheers!

      1. RICICLE
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 days ago

        A

    3. Fred the Red
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Currently leading mini league rival by 34 points.

      Similar teams, except I have Romero, Lascelles (from GW 30 WC lol), and KDB (might transfer out for Olise); and he has Walker, Burn, Havertz. Common players are: Petrovic, Onana, Porro, Gabriel, Munoz, Foden, Son, Gordon, Palmer, Haaland, Isak, Jackson

      Think I can win? Any suggestions for GW38?

      1. RICICLE
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 days ago

        No chance of catching imo if 34 pts ahead

      2. Wobbles
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        He needs a miracle. Bring in Havertz if you are worried, may as well just block his options.

      3. Fred the Red
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Cheers to both! Feel a lot better 🙂

    4. Sandy Ravage
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Any updates on Fernandes and Wilson?

      1. Sandy Ravage
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Meh.

    5. Bonus magnet
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Any Spurs fans here?

      Did you feel hurt by last night’s loss? Or secretly happy to stop Arsenal

      I have seen quite a mixed reaction on this

      1. Art Vandelay
        • 13 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        I am disappointed and embarrassed that the players, who actually put on a decent performance in difficult circumstances, didn’t get much support from the crowd.

        The result is the result and I can certainly take comfort in the fact that it takes the league out of Arsenal’s hands. I would rather be going into the final week with a chance of CL though.

      2. Royal5
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Don’t think many Spirs fans expected them to beat City with the given form. They actually played a decent game imo. Arsenal can blame themselves.

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Its this really. Arsenal fans can be proud that they dont treat City games as an auto defeat anymore, but shouldnt forget where they were a few years ago

          1. Number14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            I don’t think Arsenal or its fans made Spurs fans do the Poznan with their team losing or jump all over social media declaring their desire for a pure loss. As Ange said, that’s down to their own fragility

    6. tommo-uk-
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Premier league clubs will vote to scrap VAR on the 6th June.

      Wonder which way it will go…

      1. Wild Rover
        • 13 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        You answered your own question 😀

      2. tommo-uk-
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Needs 14 clubs to be in favour to scrap it.

      3. Bonus magnet
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Making football great again

      4. x.jim.x
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Please please please let me get what I want this time

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

          Eh, not until the next time ….

      5. Ginkapo FPL
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        If it was a vote to scrap incompetent refereeing and an overly complicated rulebook I would be in favour.

        All feels like VAR is a scapegoat and it wont fix any of the real issues

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Major work to improve the image of refereeing and the grassroots of development. You would have to be mad to want to be a referee right now

        2. El Presidente
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Ofc you're totally right. If anything VAR is the last hope vs broad incompetent refs. Can you imagine adding those clear offside goals to the chorus?

      6. El Presidente
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Yeah let's make the EPL go back to the stone age... ridiculous

      7. Royal5
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        What they should have is scrap it and we would see how many people who would complain about the refs and wrong calls. Thing were never going to be perfect with Var, because it’s still controlled by humans. Var has taken away a lot but honestly helped more than most fans are willing to admit imo

        1. El Presidente
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          It's not perfect but it's WAY better than it was before. VAR took away a lot of blatant mistakes and definitely helped to preserve the integrity of the game.

        2. x.jim.x
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Implement the automatic offside tech and that’s half the battle. No chance this vote passes but things were much better before as a matchgoer - nowadays the football is hardly even discussed, discourse is dominated by VAR whinging.

      1. MikeS
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Get in, come on Bruno

      2. x.jim.x
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        RIP Saucy Salah

        1. notlob legin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          At least the posts will stop now!!

          1. Biggsy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Wishful thinking

            1. notlob legin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              You're probably right

              1. KAPO KANE
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Biggsy was right muahahaha

          2. x.jim.x
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Nah we’re getting a post every 2 mins begging Bruno to do something and there’s nothing you or I can do about it

        2. Now I'm Panicking
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          He had his 15 minutes of fame. In his own brain.

          1. Biggsy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Famous for being the man who almost TC Gvardiol, second only to the man who actually did TC Gvardiol https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/1059329/event/37

            1. Debauchy
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Nice , and this guy has'nt played a WC yet lol

            2. KAPO KANE
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              I never meant to vice Gvardiol so it wasn’t deserved tbf

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

          Bruno just needs a 54 point captain haul and he’ll be off again

          1. KAPO KANE
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            If that happens IT WILL BE the greatest TC story of all time!

      1. Sun God Nika
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Well Wilson likely out again then

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

          Presumably replaced by Ben Parkinson

      2. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Few rivals have him as captain but generally that’s good news

    7. Wild Rover
      • 13 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Brighton XI: Verbruggen; Lamptey, Webster, Dunk, Igor; Gross, Gilmour; Buonanotte, Enciso, Adingra; Pedro.
      Subs: Steele, Lallana, Moder, Welbeck, Barco, Baleba, Fati, Offiah, Atom.

      Chelsea XI: Petrovic; Gusto, Chalobah, Badiashile, Cucurella; Caicedo, Gallagher; Madueke, Palmer, Mudryk; Jackson.
      Subs: Bettinelli, Thiago Silva, Sterling, Ugochukwu, Nkunku, Chilwell, James, Colwill, Casadei.

      1. Alan The Llama
        • 14 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Thanks

      2. brianutd-why always we? 20
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Ta

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

        Pedro back for Brighton. Need him to stay quiet

    8. brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Gustooooo

      1. Not again Shirley
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Am very much looking forward to his 1 point in the knowledge that he should have been Gvardiol this week.

    9. DARK SIDE OF THE LOON
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Jackson red..overdue?

      1. Biggsy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        2 or 3 Yellows in something like his last 20? And one of those was for a celebration. I think he's past that phase

        1. Biggsy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          And I apologise to fellow Jackson owners for now cursing him...

    10. Sim Simma
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      ⚽ Team News 📰
      BHA: Verbruggen, Webster, Igor, Dunk, Lamptey, Gross, Gilmour, Adingra, Enciso, Buonanotte, João Pedro
      Subs: Steele, Noël Atom, Offiah, Barco, Lallana, Moder, Baleba, Ansu Fati, Welbeck

      CHE: Djordje Petrovic, Chalobah, B.Badiashile, Gusto, Cucurella, Caicedo, Gallagher, Mudryk, Palmer, Madueke, N.Jackson
      Subs: Bettinelli, T.Silva, Colwill, Chilwell, James, Casadei, Ugochukwu, Sterling, Nkunku

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

      Should have just stuck with Gusto, he always finds a way back into the side.

      But punted on Romero to be a differential.

      Still, 114 points with you to 4 to go isn't to be sniffed at.

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

        With up to 4 to go

    12. SouthCoastSaint
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Wilson punters … unite… for a little cry all together

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

      BHA 1-3 Chelsea

      MUN 3-4 Newcastle United

    14. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Is Bruno playing
      Is Bruno playing
      Is Bruno playing.
      Is Bruno playing.
      Is Bruno playing

      1. Biggsy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Allegedly yes.

        Factually.... 1 minute to go

        1. camarozz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Hope he does. Tied at the top with my rival ,need something ,anything going into last day

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

      Perfect evening for football

      17oC where I am now at 7pm dropping to 14oC at 9pm and 12oC by 10pm.

    16. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Wilson and Livramento not in the squad

      1. Old Man
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Ugh