TWO FPL VETERANS REVEAL EVERYTHING IN A HEAD-TO-HEAD FIGHT FOR FPL GLORY
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In 2019, FPL veterans Toby & Gianni (six top 1% finishes in the last seven seasons) wrote a book called Fantasy Premier League: Unlocking The Secrets to A Top 1% Finish.  The aim was to help good players become great players with comprehensive FPL hints and tips. FPL Diary is the continuation of that book.

Each gameweek, a few hours before the deadline, Toby and Gianni will reveal their team with a few words on why they did what they did. Take inspiration. Hell, copy it if you want. But ignore these FPL tips at your peril.

 

That's it; free weekly FPL advice from two perennial top 1% finishers, no strings. 

 

MEET TWO OF FPL'S FINEST...

 

TOBY MARGETTS

FPL veteran (read: addict) of nine years with a day job in digital strategy. Season ticket holder at Spurs and madly in love with Harry Kane. 

TOP 1% FINISHES

4

ALL-TIME RANK

35,641

BOOKS WRITTEN

1

LAST GW POINTS

79

CURRENT RANK

29K

GIANNI BUTTICÈ

English/Italian hybrid. Tactical nous of gli Azzurri with a Terry Butcher-esque never-say-die-attitude. Refusing to let life get in the way of FPL. Chelsea fan. 

TOP 1% FINISHES

7

ALL-TIME RANK

6,127

BOOKS

 WRITTEN

1

LAST GW POINTS

72

CURRENT RANK

993K

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LATEST ENTRY: GW26

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TOBY'S LINEUP: GW26

The fun starts now. A massive DGW coming up and some serious activity in my team. 

I've got 2 FTs and I'm taking a -8. Four transfers: In come Kane, James Rodriguez, Traore and Reguilon for Adams, Grealish, Salah and Cresswell. It's bold but I love it. 

The moves are with one eye on Villa and Everton having another possible double in GW28 as well as Villa having a fixture in GW29. My slight concern is minutes. I think James starts both games but only plays 120 minutes. He's very punty but I'm planning on WCing in 31 so I've got a nice easy route to shipping him out if he doesn't perform. Similarly Traore will start both but will get around 150 mins. It does give me 13 players playing twice though...the perfect time to play my Bench Boost. The chip has been the bane of my life all season and I can't wait to deploy it. 

Many will be using their TC this week but I can't obviously because I'm using my Bench Boost. There are a number of great captain options with Kane, Son and Bruno amongst them. I really fancy DCL this week though. Two smashing fixtures and his EO should be well below 100%. 

GIANNI'S LINEUP: GW26

Biggest week of the season for me this. If I don't get a 200k green arrow I will be very disappointed. I have been planning this BB for the last 6 weeks and I am well set with 14 playing two fixtures. I'm even taking a 4-point hit which involves transferring out a player that has two fixtures - Ben Mee. Burnley looked so poor last time out vs West Brom and Lowton is more than enough for me.

So the moves are; Bamford, Ings and Mee out for DCL, Kane and Ricardo. I don't love the idea of selling Bamford before he takes on a declining Villa back line but I have Raphinha cover which will hopefully be enough - he has been amazing recently.

DCL and Kane are no brainers this week but Ricardo has caused me a headache. My heart says Ainsley Maitland Niles but my head says Ricardo and I probably need to be sensible and go with the long term pick. Leicester have some great fixtures and I he comes with a big goal threat. Leicester do play 3 PL games in 6 days so Ricardo will have his mins managed but all I need is him to start both in the double which I would say is 75% likely. 

I have big hopes for Digne this week and I am praying that Foden plays in both games - I will take 120 mins. Annoyingly I'm only expecting 90 mins from Gundo and Cancelo as Pep rotates two of his key players. Long term I am looking to ship Son as soon as GW29 is out the way - Salah will likely return to the team.  

Loads will be triple captaining Kane this week and whilst I won't be using the TC chip I am hoping his effective ownership isn't too much over 100% as he will be my captain too. 
 

 
 

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