Last week, Fantasy Football Scout unveiled a nine-week battle that pits ten staff members and Pro Pundit experts against each other in Fantasy5. To determine who truly has the best eye for a Fantasy player, the FFS Challenge mini-league will take place between Gameweeks 12 and 20.
A small prize is up for grabs but, more importantly, so is bragging rights. The challenge requires picking a player from each of the week’s five selected matches who you think will exceed their assigned ‘points target’ (par score). The more players that do so, the better.
Get yourself involved here at Fantasy5 for a chance to win a potential £10,000 prize. It is free and very simple to play, following the exact same scoring system as FPL, just without the bonus points. Full terms and conditions are here.
For each round, Fantasy Football Community will have an in-depth team reveal from one participant.
Week 2: FPL Marc
- Crystal Palace v Aston Villa
- Liverpool v Southampton
- Brighton v Leeds
- Burnley v Tottenham
- Chelsea v Man United
Well my first week of this didn’t go to plan. None of my five picks beat their target, despite Kostas Tsimikas (6) and Bernardo Silva (8) being one point away from success. Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed an assist but was way off the 9.5 par, with blanks for Jarrod Bowen and Son Heung-min. I am one of the five contenders who failed to register any points, so at there’s comfort in numbers!
I feel more confident with this set. Christian Benteke has been handed a generous points target of 6.5 as he faces former side Aston Villa. The Belgian has four goals from his last four league starts and, since Gameweek 8, only Mohamed Salah has taken more than his 18 shots. He scored twice at Burnley last week and is playing for an in-form team, unbeaten at home.
If you can’t beat them, join them. That’s my opinion on the wave of attacking full-backs who are hauling for everyone else in FPL. I’ve gone for Trent Alexander-Arnold vs Southampton, Reece James vs Man United and Tariq Lamptey vs Leeds. The other Liverpool options are a bit too high for my liking, while Chelsea’s wing-backs are delivering a frightening number of goals and assists. I’d also back both sides to keep a clean sheet. For Brighton, Lamptey is back from injury and almost scored from close range against Aston Villa. In both starts since his return, his average position has been extraordinarily high – further upfield than any team mate against Newcastle.
For Tottenham, I have plumped for Son again. His 8.5 target is one less than Harry Kane‘s, despite potentially gaining more for a goal and being eligible for a clean sheet point. His last three matches against Burnley have brought in 11, 11 and 12 points.
Good luck, everyone!