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  1. Sheffield United's attack-minded defenders could be budget FPL gems 4 hours, 17 mins ago

    understat.com » Read

  2. Sheffield United's attack-minded defenders could be budget FPL gems 4 hours, 18 mins ago

    Yeah Pukki 6.5 for me. Which is why I think Buendia could be the better value option if he comes in at 5.5m. More easily benchable too if you want to play the fixtures and rotate your squad and formation accordingly. » Read

  3. How Brighton's FPL assets could fare under new boss Graham Potter 16 hours, 17 mins ago

    I'm inclined to agree with you based on what the results of this season are. However, as a word of caution Liverpools defence as a whole overperformed, their expected goals against was 29, and they actually only let in 22 goals. Similarly TAA had an xa of 7 and he actually got 12 assists, with Robbo expected to get 8 and he got 11. So a reversion to the mean in these factors could see them struggle to justify an 8.0 price tag. However balanced against this is the fact they are another year closer to peak age, a year more experienced, and theres the chance Liverpool make signings which improve them also. » Read

  4. How Brighton's FPL assets could fare under new boss Graham Potter 16 hours, 25 mins ago

    Very useful stats, thank you. I think fpl need to strike a balance of value and of pricing players such that they make you think before including them. At 6.5 or 7.0 I think they are autoincludes for most managers and therefore priced too low. 8.5m and above and I think everyone would avoid them (even if they could still deliver ok value at 8.5m if they repeat this season's heroics). 7.5 or 8 feels about right as a price that some would go for and some wouldn't. » Read

  5. Defender of the Year Alexander-Arnold could break Robertson record 1 day, 4 hours ago

    Oh right ok, thanks for replying anyway. Thats a decent hypothesis, Jesus has started every cup game when fit this season. Cheers! » Read

  6. 4 things I would change about FPL for next season 1 day, 4 hours ago

    1 I have no opinion about 2 I hate 3 I agree completely 4 Maybe there could be an "armoury" of say 7 types of chip, then you get to use 3 of them in the season, but you get to choose which ones and when. Sort of like choosing a "class" in Call of Duty. Ie a manager who favour a big at the back strategy could use the "park the bus" chip, "safe hands" chip (one i've just made up on the spot where both your goalkeepers score double in a gameweek), and the TC, and a manager who likes a heavy premium forward frontline could use the "Forward rush" chip (all 3 forwards score double points in a gameweek), AOA, and the FH or something. Would create a range of chip strategies according to manager style. » Read

  7. Defender of the Year Alexander-Arnold could break Robertson record 1 day, 4 hours ago

    Will there be a scout notes on the FA Cup final? We had an "implications for fpl" article but nothing on the game itself. For example, I thought it was highly unusual to see Aguero benched for such an important match and I haven't heard an explanation for this anywhere. Did Pep say anything on the matter? There's a big difference between it being something like a minor injury/illness, Pep wanting to give Jesus a run out as he feels bad he hasn't had more gametime this season, or it being something like Pep wanting to start with Jesus as a trial for next season where he potentially sees him being used more often again as Aguero ages. If its the latter that has a massive implication on squad structure for next season and which 3 City assets to go for, for example. » Read

  8. What to expect from Norwich's defence and attacking full-backs in FPL 1 day, 15 hours ago

    has to be jiminez. 5.5m to 8.0m? » Read

  9. Can Christian Pulisic become a viable Fantasy option at Chelsea? 4 days, 3 hours ago

    Although It's a better policy than bringing in aging over the hill strikers for huge money and big wages like they have been recently! » Read

  10. The FPL season from Hell: Where did it all go wrong? 4 days, 3 hours ago

    To be honest when you start plastering "no. 1 fpl manager in the world" all over your Twitter profile and start charging people for advice you're not just tempting fate, you're inviting it over for dinner! It's the height of hubris and it's utterly satisfying seeing these guys bought back down to earth. Fpl is a cruel mistress and no-one is anywhere near mastering it yet. » Read

  11. Can Christian Pulisic become a viable Fantasy option at Chelsea? 4 days, 4 hours ago

    Yeah it was a shame, he was starting to play regularly too when it happenned.Yeah having looked at willian in more detail he got less points in more minutes than in either of his previous 2 campaigns. Not as good an option as I thought! » Read

  12. Can Christian Pulisic become a viable Fantasy option at Chelsea? 4 days, 5 hours ago

    No worries, ruptured Achilles for CHO, same as RLC. Bad injury for both players, can be 6-9 months out for each if it's a full rupture. Partial ruptures are more like 3-6 months. » Read

  13. Can Christian Pulisic become a viable Fantasy option at Chelsea? 4 days, 5 hours ago

    He's injured for the first 2 - 3 months of the season though anyway. So if it's just Pedro, pulisic and willian available then willian as a guaranteed starter on the left wing for around 7.0m could be a very attractive option. » Read

  14. The FPL season from Hell: Where did it all go wrong? 4 days, 5 hours ago

    Haha you've focussed on the second part of the title, and yes you're right on that front! I was referring to the first part though, the use of "the _____ from hell". Actor and comedian Richard Lewis claims to have invented that phrase and it was the subject of a curb your enthusiasm episode in the 2000's in which that claim was amusingly disputed! » Read

  15. Team of the Season - Alisson 4 days, 15 hours ago

    Pre season research, following clubs pre seasons, a knowledge of the fixture list, and a bit of luck. » Read

  16. The lessons learned from 2018/19's Defenders of the Year candidates 4 days, 21 hours ago

    I don't think Clyne is much of a threat. Gomez is, but Klopp may see him as more of a centre back. Milner and Fabinho can do a job there but are better in midfield so I don't think Klopp would play either of them at RB unless forced through injury or suspension. » Read

  17. The FPL season from Hell: Where did it all go wrong? 5 days, 2 hours ago

    Hope Richard Lewis has been paid his royalties for using this Article Title 😛 » Read

  18. The lessons learned from 2018/19's Defenders of the Year candidates 5 days, 2 hours ago

    I thought this too but it won't, its been cancelled until 2021 as they move to a 24 team format in june rather than a 10 team format in December. So the club world cup will never interrupt the regular season again. » Read

  19. The lessons learned from 2018/19's Defenders of the Year candidates 5 days, 3 hours ago

    I think this season has highlighted the potential for 4 atb next season - I'll certainly be considering a back 4 of Robbo, TAA, Laporte and Digne. It will help this approach if FPL give us 4.0 midfielders like they did towards the end of this season (and/or 4.0 forwards). » Read

  20. How the FFScout captain poll winners performed this season 6 days, 23 hours ago

    Yeah I must admit I know very little about him, going to try and read up on them and the other promoted sides over the summer. So in your opinion they're more of an attacking side than a defensive one? I.e. more of a Fulham than a Cardiff? (if using this seasons propoted sides as an example). » Read