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Lessons Learnt from the 16/17 FPL Season

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Taking risks can be beneficial, but do so sparingly For FPL managers, there’s no better feeling than taking a big risk that pays off. Doing so can see a steep ascent up the rankings. However, more often than not, big risks fail, resulting in a steep plummet down the rankings. As a result, it worth tossing up the risk vs reward of a decision. In terms of captain choices, there are two options FPL managers can take; ‘sword’ or ‘shield.’ For the most part of the season, the safest thing to do is make ‘shield’ decisions. This means playing it safe, such as captaining Kane or Lukaku, who are expected to score most weeks and will be captained by a high percentage of all FPL managers. Using your ‘shield’ will enable you to set yourself in a solid position (as long as the rest of your team is doing reasonably well) and maintain the rank without too many significant falls. ‘Sword’ choices on the other hand can catapult you up the rankings further than ‘shield’ choices. For example, captaining S…

WFC's FPL Super Differentials - Five Less Than 3% Ownership Players To Free Up Funds And Help Separate You From The Crowd

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Alli, De Bruyne, Coutinho, Lukaku, Kane, Lacazette. The list goes on and on. This Fantasy Premier League (FPL) season, there are a lot of expensive players, most of whom justify their price tag with regular goals and assists. Due to this vast array of expensive options at our disposal, there are a significant amount of players with high ownership. Although the ‘template squad’ (where everyone owns the same players who score well each week) may not play as great a role this season as previous ones, it is still imperative to mix up your squad with high and low ownership players to stand out from the crowd and separate yourself from the rest. In this article, we at WFC have selected five super differentials (players owned by less than 3% of managers) who have the potential to obtain large hauls this season, whilst simultaneously acting as budget enablers allowing us to select more premium players.
So, here are who we believe to be five of the top super differential picks for the 2017/18 F…

EPL Title Contenders, Relegation Battlers, Key Players and Ladder Prediction

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Arsenal
Lacazette! Lacazette! Lacazette! The word that inspires Arsenal fans to believe for another season, but unfortunately the Gunners will need three Lacazette’s to push for the title. Although the Frenchman brings a quantity of goals with him (37 in 45 games for Lyon in 2016/17) and fits nicely into the Wenger system of pace and creativity down the wings and through the middle, the team as a whole still only has a big 3 of Sánchez, Özil and now Lacazette. For a team that scores goals, but concedes its fair share the addition of another striker won’t assist in a title run.
Key Player: Mesut Özil
Top Goal scorer: Alexis Sánchez
Predicted Finish: 4th

Bournemouth
2016/17 had every fan chanting, All hail the KING! If Josh King cannot rediscover and perform at the superhuman level he did last season. Bournemouth will struggle this term. However, the classy Norwegian possess the ability to jump even higher into the stratosphere with his creative skills and goal scoring prowess. With the signi…