Comments (Last 30 Days)

  1. How Double Gameweek 19 fixture changes have affected my FPL chip and transfer strategies 13 days, 5 hours ago

    Or could just stick to my own advice and keep Son & Kane. But Salah feels rank killing, destroyed me from GW10-13 (though not owning him recovered the ground in GW14-16) https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2021/01/12/kane-son-and-the-value-of-attacking-double-ups/ » Read

  2. How Double Gameweek 19 fixture changes have affected my FPL chip and transfer strategies 13 days, 5 hours ago

    Any thoughts here? Exact change to do Kane+Son -> Salah+Vardy (for a hit). it t would leave 0.0 itb though which makes Villa/Arsenal -> West Ham hard. Mendy (4.0) Dias Cancelo Targett (Holding 4.0) KdB(c) Fernandes Son Saka (4.5) Kane Bamford Watkins Other options A) Fund Targett -> Coufal. Mainly because Targett on 4 yellows with 4 games to go (City hard to avoid a yellow), potential COVID and Villa might well be crap. B) Go for Mane instead of Salah, use the extra 0.6 to get Coufal/Antonio/Soucek for Villa or Arsenal. » Read

  3. Kane, Son and the Value of Attacking Double-ups 15 days, 7 hours ago

    I do agree with you here, I don't actually support attacking double-ups unless I am confident the side can score atleast 2 goals for a run of games & share the goals around. Or if I am self-preserving (rather than get two picks wrong "e.g. owning De Bruyne + Rashford during Project Restart when the play was Sterling + Martial", I'll just make sure to get one right) Ultimately, it's a tradeoff. If Liverpool are 0-0, I feel more certain getting some return (IF they score) owning both Salah and Mane; since it's unlikely neither are involved in a goal if they're on the pitch. However, if Liverpool and Man City are 0-0 in separate games, and they both go 1-0 up, I see it more likely that neither Salah nor De Bruyne are involved in the goal. The flipside is of course, as mentioned, if there is just one goal, then one of Mane or Salah won't score (and unless Mane wins a penalty, a goal-assist combo is really unlikely). Whereas with KdB and Salah, the odds of both scoring are a lot higher… » Read

  4. Kane, Son and the Value of Attacking Double-ups 15 days, 7 hours ago

    Thanks everyone. Just wanting to clarify there's a bit of a typo in some text here, they have actually scored 22 goals combined so far (Son has 12). This is correct in the graphic but not in the text! Beyond that, this is just one take worth sharing ahead of the GW19 stick-or-twist conundrum I have. Even I might not stick to keeping both if I get too scared of Salah+Vardy getting 20-pointers each (goal in the tough game, 2 attacking returns in the other). But I think there's a genuine case to wonder whether the fixtures are that good. Salah has Man Utd, and Vardy has Chelsea, and both could be low-scoring affairs. And if you take the gamble that they won't score in the tougher game, it is not unreasonable to think that Kane+Son+4 (avoid the hit) can match Vardy+Salah over DGW since they have a good fixture; and then pull clear afterwards. » Read

  5. Who are the best FPL captain options for Blank Gameweek 18? 16 days, 7 hours ago

    A bit top heavy, Man City & Spurs are likely to keep a CS and you might find yourself behind on that. It's a tradeoff, it could be a great move if Fulham/Brighton get 1 goal in the game (which isn't beyond them). » Read

  6. Who are the best FPL captain options for Blank Gameweek 18? 16 days, 7 hours ago

    Depends on how much you're after the Spurs CS, they're definitely a lot safer than the alternatives & Dier is cheapest there. Alternatives could be Holding (Arsenal triple up), Wolves (no DCL). The goalkeeper is also a place you can downgrade in, since Sheffield-Newcastle can easily be a 0-0 (but it also can be a 1-1...) It's all a tradeoff and your call if it's worth ESR -> Saka. » Read

  7. Who are the best FPL captain options for Blank Gameweek 18? 16 days, 7 hours ago

    Pretty good. Suggestions only work if you really want to fit someone else in (e.g. Sterling, Lacazette, Auba etc). In that case, you can downgrade in other places to get there. But if you like this crop of premiums it's fine » Read

  8. Who are the best FPL captain options for Blank Gameweek 18? 16 days, 7 hours ago

    Looks good as long as you're happy with Laca + Smith-Rowe (alternative is downgrading Laca to somebody e.g. Wilson and upgrade ESR to Saka, or Dier to an attacking defender). » Read

  9. Who are the best FPL captain options for Blank Gameweek 18? 16 days, 7 hours ago

    Trying to avoid chips. Any thoughts here? Maybe Ayling -> Stones? Or Mendy -> De Gea for a -4? Or just save the FT? E. Mendy* (Forster*) Dias Holding Kilman (Targett* Ayling*) Fernandes KdB Son Burke (Grealish*) Kane (Bamford* Watkins*) *Blank & double » Read

  10. The Scout Squad’s top picks for FPL Gameweek 17 27 days, 7 hours ago

    A tools that for years tends to get really close (their success rate has to be 98-99%) to guessing/learning the outputs of an algorithm, WITHOUT access to all the data which goes in the algorithm (wildcard transfers, any special cases etc); when the algorithm changes yearly. It pretty much every day tends to get really close; and also offers other tools in addition to their main metric. Gets the odd rise, from one player out of 500+, wrong because it has incomplete information; from time to time (read: mostly once a month at most). Offered for free, readily accessible, and has a developer who maintains it season-on-season to try and adapt it. But yeah, let's call it rubbish » Read