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.
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LATEST ENTRY: GW23
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TOBY'S LINEUP: GW23
Bit of discipline this week. Rolling the FT. I'm mostly happy with my team but I feel like having the added flexibility of two FTs in preparation for the DGW will be useful. I already have the Liverpool triple up and I think I'm set on the Trent, Mane & Salah combo. I'm not ruling out switching in Robbo for one of them, however. `Liverpool look like they've tightened things up at the back.
My plan is to (finally) ditch Tammy next week. Logic and good sense would dictate that I bring in Ings but I'm very tempted by Maupay. Mainly because he's a big differential with 2% ownership. Ings has become very template (for good reason). Son is on my watchlist with Richarlison potentially on the chopping block but I'm going to wait and see how Jose deploys the South Korean.
I've got one eye on some more Man City assets too. With Laporte back imminently I think their defence will tighten up and they have started scoring plenty of goals too. Can I work Aguero in somehow?
All that's left to decide is the captain. It's between Mane and KDB. My gut says Mane and I've made a deal with myself to listen to my instincts more. It's Mane. It's at Anfield. It's versus their arch-rivals. I expect fireworks from the front three.
GIANNI'S LINEUP: GW23
Danny Ings is flames right now, but I can’t help think I would be joining the party too late by bringing him in. One of my weaknesses as an FPL manager is my stubborn gameplay. This is a prime example – I feel I have missed the boat and am reluctant to jump on the bandwagon so late. I expect Chelsea to give Newcastle a right seeing to so selling Tammy for Ings this week makes no sense. Perhaps its next week (Tammy’s fixtures take a turn) or not at all?
The DGW in 24 is huge so to give myself as many options as possible going into that I’m banking my transfer this week. I’m almost certainly bringing in Mané for Sterling and will then likely sell Traoré or Tammy.
Last week’s captaincy could have been huge but I got it wrong. I was right in so many ways “captain a City attacker” I said, and boy did they produce - six goals. Sterling, however, was benched again and looks to be out of favour with Pep. Surely, however, he starts this week against Palace? I’m tempted to back him again because City look so good and I like the differential captain picks at the moment but I think I am going to go even more left-field and back Tammy at Newcastle. Chelsea look like they are back to their free-flowing best with CHO, Mount and Willian creating lots behind the big number 9.
FPL Gods I have a message for you – please reward bravery.