TWO FPL VETERANS REVEAL EVERYTHING IN A HEAD-TO-HEAD FIGHT FOR FPL GLORY
UPDATED EVERY GAMEWEEK
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...
LATEST ENTRY: GW26
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TOBY'S LINEUP: GW26
A tricky one this week. I've put a lot of thought into it and I'm still not sure I'm doing the right thing.
Lundstram is causing me a headache. He seems to have lost his place in the starting lineup but is often used a late sub meaning he's gone from being a bargain OOP must-have to a terrible FPL asset with his 1-pointers.
DCL has CRY at home, then goes on a horrendous run of fixtures. With my £1.3m in the bank, DCL > Ings seems an obvious move next week. I could do it this week but I can see DCL popping up with a return so it feels like a sideways move.
I'm hoping Manè gets some minutes versus NOR. He's been heavily shipped out by mangers and so the trio of Trent, Salah and Manè are owned by only 1.5% of managers. A nice differential considering LIV have a great run of fixtures and are simply the best team on the planet right now.
So, what to do? I was very close to going Lundstram > Stephens, but I want one more week to assess Wilder's plans for the Lord. I've had him since GW1 when he cost £4m and so I have over £1m tied up in him. If I get rid, he's gone for the season. So I don't want to be hasty. If he's benched again, he;ll go in the next couple of weeks (probably for Egan, Basham, O'Connell or a NEW defender). For that reason, I've chosen to go Targett > Stephens with a view to going DCL > Ings next week and then deal with the Lundstram issue after that.
Captain choice is Salah. The man is in fine form and playing against one of the worst defences in the league. No brainer.
GIANNI'S LINEUP: GW26
I want Aguero but I’m not willing to take an 8 point hit to get him in knowing Pep will probably drop him in a few weeks.
Deadwood that needs shipping: the Lord, Vardy and Rico. Tammy has gone and DINGS comes in. Finally, I have been able to make that move!
Salah captain. Norwich will have a go and although I don’t expect Mo to play 90 I think he’s a banker for returns this week. Praying Mané gets some game time too - with Athletic Madrid up in the Champs League a few days later I’m not sure he will.