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The Athletic's Fantasy Premier League expert Mark McGettigan - aka FPL General - gives you his considered view on the players to watch, who to make captain and answers your burning FPL questions. Mark has played the game for more than ten seasons and in three of the the last five campaigns, he has finished in the Top 500 in the world rankings.

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The Athletic's Fantasy Premier League expert Mark McGettigan - aka FPL General - gives you his considered view on the players to watch, who to make captain and answers your burning FPL questions. Mark has played the game for more than ten seasons and in three of the the last five campaigns, he has finished in the Top 500 in the world rankings.

    Can we trust KDB and Manchester City?

    Can we trust KDB and Manchester City?

    The FPL General is here with his weekly dose of wisdom looking ahead to gameweek 10 of Fantasy Premier League, with Manchester City and Kevin De Bruyne's failings in particularly sharp focus
    There's advice on transfers, captaincy picks, players to add to your watchlist, plus these questions answered: 
    - Who should be the bigger priority KDB or Vardy?
    - Should I sell Son for KDB?
    - Should we go for Man City defenders rather than attackers?
    - Should we keep Robertson or get a Man City defender?
    - What to do with James Rodriguez?
    - What's more important - form or fixtures?
    - Which Leicester defender is the best to own?
    - Who is the best replacement for Saiss?
    - Should we stick with Timo Werner?
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    • 37 min
    Solving the Salah/KDB/Bruno conundrum

    Solving the Salah/KDB/Bruno conundrum

    The FPL General is back and armed with his usual batch of essential advice ahead of FPL returning this weekend

    He's got tips on transfers, captaincy picks, a watchlist update, plus these questions answered:

    - Solving the KDB/Salah/Bruno conundrum
    - Bamford, Watkins or Adams?
    - Is this the perfect time to wildcard?
    - Would the General ever go on I'm a Celebrity?
    - Who are best three forwards to get on a wildcard?
    - Is Ross Barkley being overlooked?
    - Pineapple on pizza - yes or no?
    - Is Ziyech an ideal replacement for Son?
    - Is it more acceptable to take points hits this season?
    - Would you swap Vardy for Kane?
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    • 37 min
    Gameweek 8 Preview - Is it time to give up on Bruno Fernandes?

    Gameweek 8 Preview - Is it time to give up on Bruno Fernandes?

    The FPL General previews gameweek 8 and looks at whether with it's time to give up on Bruno Fernandes given Man Utd's current dip in form.

    As well as that burning issue the General also tackles the following questions:


    Is this the prime time to get Gareth Bale in?

    Should we keep hold of Danny Ings for now?

    Do we keep DCL while Everton are missing Rodriguez?

    Should we be considering Man City defenders?

    Which Chelsea attacking asset is the best pick?

    Should we get rid of Roman Saiss?

    Time to replace Brighton attacking assets like Maupay?

    Who is the pick of the West Ham attacking assets?


    All this plus advice on transfers, captaincy picks and the General's watchlist update
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    • 34 min
    Gameweek 7 Preview - Is it too early to lose faith in Trent Alexander-Arnold?

    Gameweek 7 Preview - Is it too early to lose faith in Trent Alexander-Arnold?

    The FPL General previews gameweek 7 and gives you his view on a question a lot of FPL managers are asking - is it too early to lose faith in last season's top scoring defender Trent Alexander-Arnold?
    There's also a review of a tricky gameweek 6, the latest ins & outs from the watchlist, captaincy advice, plus a bumper crop of twitter questions - including the burning issue of whether it might be chucking out time at the DCL disco...
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    • 32 min
    Gameweek 6 Preview - What to do with your Liverpool defenders

    Gameweek 6 Preview - What to do with your Liverpool defenders

    The FPL General previews gameweek 6 and gives you his take on what to do with your Liverpool defenders after the news of Virgil Van Dijk's serious injury. Should you stick with previously reliable assets like Alexander-Arnold and Robertson? Could Gomez or Matip be worth picking up? Or does Virgil's absence make them all too unreliable? Enquire within and the General will give you his considered opinion as always.
    Elsewhere he looks at the viability of Harry Kane v Sergio Aguero, which Villa midfielder to go for, and gives you his view on whether Dominic Calvert-Lewin's form will continue long enough to get him if you haven't already.
    FPL is increasingly having a negative impact on some people's mental health so the General gives you his tips on how to play the game and keep it fun without letting it take over your life.

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    • 46 min
    GW 5 Preview - Are Kane & Son must haves?

    GW 5 Preview - Are Kane & Son must haves?

    The FPL General is back to preview gameweek five of the FPL season with his take on whether the Spurs duo of Kane & Son are must have assets after their flying start to the season, and whether we need to prioritise penalty takers after seeing so many spot-kicks so far.
    All this plus his review of GW4, an update on his watchlist ins/outs, advice for captaincy picks and transfers, plus 10 of the best questions from you.
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    • 42 min

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53 Ratings

COD's Plan ,

Great listen

The general is a fun listen and his podcast gleams some light on why he’s so successful at FPL!

Hi im John ,

Great podcast

This podcast is extremely helpful and easy to listen to. Mark does a great job keeping us in the loop with all his insider information. I’m doing well this year in FPL and I feel it’s because I’ve become a Patreon member of his. Check it out if you want to do better.

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Great

Informative helpful. Sound quality A+ could always use more good FPL content

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