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FPL Pod

Welcome to the FPL Pod. Join Kelly Somers, Julien Laurens and Sam Bonfield ahead of each Gameweek as they invite special guests to discuss and digress about the world of Fantasy Premier League. After each Gameweek, two Fantasy Premier League experts will discuss all the major talking points and analyse the key decisions in Off the Bench. Hit the subscribe button to ensure you never miss an episode. Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/OfficialFPL) Like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/fantasypremierleague) Join the FPL Pod team's mini-league: ib3wlk (https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/auto-join/ib3wlk)

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S2 Ep19: Off The Bench: Haaland Triple Captain hopes
FPL experts Gianni Buttice and FPL Focal, aka Oscar, assess what’s happened in Double Gameweek 25 so far 🗣📈 They discuss Haaland’s massive Triple Captain backing, going big on Arsenal and Villa, and Solanke is going to be a must-buy LISTEN 👇 * Haaland hopes (01m 47) * Wonderful Wolves (05m 23s) * Arsenal triple-up (13m 30s) * Aston Villa delight (24m 42s) * Selling Brighton (30m 49s) * Solanke so good (39m 06s) Win an FPL bundle by topping the FPL Pod mini-league at the end of the season: ib3wlk Follow @OfficialFPL on X and Facebook Follow Gianni on X Follow Oscar on X
43:19 20/02/2024
S6 Ep33: FPL Pod: Haaland Triple Captain
It’s Double Gameweek time and an Erling Haaland Triple Captain is the talk of the town 🗣🏘 Kelly Somers and the FPL Pod team dissect their chip strategy, provide a warning about single Gameweek players, and discuss who they’re looking to bring in LISTEN 👇 * Double GW planning (13m 19s) * Single GW considerations (18m 13s) * Liverpool options (33m 10s) * Chip strategy (37m 19s) * Differentials (42m 36s) * Transfers & captains (47m 59s) Win our FPL Pod mini-league at the end of the season and get an FPL bundle: ib3wlk Follow @OfficialFPL on X and Facebook Follow Kelly on X Follow Ian on X Follow FPL Family on X Follow Julien on X
52:39 15/02/2024
S2 Ep18: Off The Bench: Haaland returns in style
FPL experts Sam Bonfield and Az Phillips examine Erling Haaland’s blockbuster performance in a thrilling Gameweek 24 🤖🤑 They pick over Bukayo Saka punished those managers who moved him on, what to do with Spurs assets, and who to invest in at Liverpool LISTEN 👇 * Man City questions (04m 20) * Sell or keep Spurs (13m 41s) * Arsenal defenders (20m 17s) * Saka so good (23m 42s) * Luton problems(29m 53s) * Liverpool options (42m 26s) Win an FPL bundle by topping the FPL Pod mini-league at the end of the season: ib3wlk Follow @OfficialFPL on X and Facebook Follow Az Phillips on X Follow FPL Family on X
50:11 13/02/2024
S6 Ep32: FPL Pod: Preparing for Double Gameweeks
Kelly Somers and the FPL Pod team are here to give you the lowdown on all the Double Gameweek announcements 🫶🧠 They discuss teams to target, chip strategy, and Juls is in a celebratory mood after his superb GW23. LISTEN 👇 * Juls’ big returns (00m 18s) * Free Hit strategy (09m 38s) * DGW assets (13m 01s) * Player returns (22m 57s) * Differentials (37m 31s) * Captains (41m 18s) Win our FPL Pod mini-league at the end of the season and get an FPL bundle: ib3wlk Follow @OfficialFPL on X and Facebook Follow Kelly on X Follow FPL Family on X Follow Julien on X
44:46 08/02/2024
S2 Ep17: Off The Bench: Fantastic Mr Foden
Welcome back to Off The Bench as FPL experts Gianni Buttice and Prasun Singhal review a rollercoaster Gameweek 23 🎢  The pair review the highest-scoring Premier league Matchweek ever, a fine Phil Foden showing and whether Richarlison can be considered ‘essential’… 🤔  LISTEN  Liverpool targets 4m 43s Foden’s on fire 13m 6s Watkins delivers 23m 30s Forward options 27m 17s Richarlison on the radar 38m 25s Trippier teases 43m 5s Win our FPL Pod mini-league at the end of the season and get an FPL bundle: ib3wlk Follow @OfficialFPL on X and Facebook Follow Gianni on X Follow Prasun on X
45:39 06/02/2024
S6 Ep31: FPL Pod: How to get Haaland back
It’s a rapid turnaround ahead of the next Gameweek so Kelly Somers and the FPL Pod team are here to guide you through. They talk about the Darwin rollercoaster, assess Spurs options, and discuss when to make the move for Haaland. LISTEN 👇 * Saka redemption (05m 37s) * Spurs conundrum (12m 15s) * Darwin rollercoaster (18m 03s) * Forward spots (29m 22s) * Differentials (37m 50s) * Captains (41m 11s) Win our FPL Pod mini-league at the end of the season and get an FPL bundle: ib3wlk Follow @OfficialFPL on X and Facebook Follow Kelly on X Follow FPL Family on X Follow Julien on X
46:57 01/02/2024
S6 Ep30: FPL Pod: Darwin and Jota time!
Ian Irving is joined by FPL Pod stalwarts Sam Bonfield and Julien Laurens to look ahead to two Gameweek deadlines in five days… 👀  The trio talk upcoming Blank and Double Gameweeks, the ongoing Salah situation and another week in the Darwin and Jota fan club 😅 LISTEN 🎧 Blanks and Doubles 4m 6s City conundrum 9m 43s Trippier to go 21m 35s Target the Reds? 28m 34s Differentials 32m 23s Captain picks 38m 05s Win our FPL Pod mini-league at the end of the season and get an FPL bundle: ib3wlk Follow @OfficialFPL on X and Facebook Follow Ian on X Follow FPL Family on X Follow Julien on X
46:30 29/01/2024
S6 Ep29: FPL Pod: Second half of the season strategy
With no Premier League matches this weekend, Kelly Somers and the FPL Pod team take time to plan for the rest of the season 🧠🧐 They review the Doubles and Blanks ahead, as well as discuss that Salah injury! LISTEN 👇 * Salah decisions (05m 13s) * Latest transfers (09m 40s) * Formations (11m 17s) * Chip plans  (21m 49s) * Toney conundrum (27m 30s) * Wondering about Wildcards (30m 43s) Win our FPL Pod mini-league at the end of the season and get an FPL bundle: ib3wlk Follow @OfficialFPL on X and Facebook Follow Kelly on X Follow FPL Family on X Follow Julien on X
39:26 24/01/2024
S2 Ep16: Off The Bench: No easing up on Salah owners
FPL experts Az Phillips and Oscar (FPL Focal) take a look back at a mixed Gameweek, which saw matches spread across two weekends ⏰  This week the duo discuss Mohamed Salah’s injury troubles, the return of Ivan Toney and where they sit on making a move for Kevin De Bruyne 👑  LISTEN ⬇️ Arsenal’s attackers 3m 4s Toney returns 10m 2s A sharpened Sheff Utd? 15m 46s Salah situation 24m 33s Estupinan is back 31m 24s KDB back on the menu 37m 7s Win an FPL bundle by topping the FPL Pod mini-league at the end of the season: ib3wlk Follow @OfficialFPL on X and Facebook Follow Az on X Follow Oscar on X
42:48 23/01/2024
S6 Ep28: FPL Pod: Gameweek 21 so far
Plenty to review and preview as we hit the midpoint of Gameweek 21, so Kelly Somers and the FPL Pod team are on hand to discuss all 💬🧐 Is it time to bring in KDB, what do you do with Watkins, and prep for Double Gameweek 25 are covered. LISTEN 👇 * GW21 so far (00m 32s) * Desperate for De Bruyne (10m 15s) * Wildcard wonder (26m 18s) * Hold or sell Watkins (31m 20s) * Walker an option(38m 24s) * Double GW25 (41m 02s) Win our FPL Pod mini-league at the end of the season and get an FPL bundle: ib3wlk Follow @OfficialFPL on X and Facebook Follow Kelly on X Follow Ian on X Follow FPL Family on X Follow Julien on X
48:37 18/01/2024
S6 Ep27: FPL Pod: Salah and Son replacements
It’s a Gameweek of difficult decisions so Kelly Somers and the FPL Pod team are here to help 🧠🙃 Who to get in for Son and Salah, what to do about the growing injury list, and if it’s time to pile into Brighton are all covered. LISTEN 👇 * FA Cup review (04m 26s) * Cracking the flags (17m 13s) * Son/Salah replacements (24m 27s) * Brighton options (34m 40s) * Differentials (37m 55s) * Captaincy choices (43m 36s) Win our FPL Pod mini-league at the end of the season and get an FPL bundle: ib3wlk Follow @OfficialFPL on X and Facebook Follow Kelly on X Follow Ian on X Follow FPL Family on X Follow Julien on X
49:45 11/01/2024
S6 Ep26: FPL Pod: Wishing you a Happy New (FPL) Year!
New Year, new FPL strategy? Kelly Somers is joined by the FPL Pod team as they take a deep dive into 2023 and which players stood out in our teams 📊  They also discuss each team’s highest scoring player, where to look as we replace Salah and Son and whether Jarrod Bowen is still a priority target 🎯  LISTEN 👇 Purring over Palmer (7m 39s) Arsenal’s defensive woes (12m 21s) Bowen blanks (16m 51s) Sensational salah (25m 32s) AFCON/Asian Cup replacements (30m 35s) Position-leading players (38m 35s) Win our FPL Pod mini-league at the end of the season and get an FPL bundle: ib3wlk Follow @OfficialFPL on X and Facebook Follow Kelly on X Follow Ian on X Follow FPL Family on X Follow Julien on X
50:25 03/01/2024
S6 Ep25: FPL Pod: The final episode of 2023
Festive fixtures are in full flight as the FPL Pod team review the last two Gameweeks and look ahead to a bumper New Year of Premier League action 🤩 Kelly and the gang discuss alternative midfield options, Newcastle selection nightmares and where to look if you’re considering playing your Wildcard 🃏  LISTEN 👇 Midfield replacements 10m 11s Son/Salah situation 16m 51s Budget headaches 21m 47s Newcastle nightmares 27m 04s Wildcard planning 35m 45s Differential picks 40m 50s Win our FPL Pod mini-league at the end of the season and get an FPL bundle: ib3wlk Follow @OfficialFPL on X and Facebook Follow Kelly on X Follow Ian on X Follow FPL Family on X Follow Julien on X
55:47 28/12/2023
S6 Ep24: FPL Pod: International competitions loom
Kelly Somers is joined by the FPL Pod gang as they preview the next two Gameweeks and how to navigate the African Cup of Nations and the Asian Cup 🗺️  The team also look at the never-ending conundrum surrounding Erling Haaland, how to sort your forward positions and players to consider for the coming weeks 🔍  LISTEN ⤵️ Bench or sell Haaland? 8m 10s Darwin time 18m 15s Forward formations 23m 4s International planning 26m 2s Top picks 33m 5s Captaincy choices 42m 47s Win our FPL Pod mini-league at the end of the season and get an FPL bundle: ib3wlk Follow @OfficialFPL on X and Facebook Follow Kelly on X Follow Ian on X Follow FPL Family on X Follow Julien on X
50:53 20/12/2023
S2 Ep15: Off The Bench: Maverick moves
Lee Bonfield and Az Phillips are back for another episode as they dissect a Gameweek 17 which saw over 1.6 million managers sell Man City’s Erling Haaland 👀  The pair go into detail on differentials, the forwards that can replace Haaland and which Man City assets to own, if any. LISTEN 👇 Vote for Pedro (Porro) 6m 54s Villa’s defensive options 11m 25s Forward choices 20m 23s Man City misfiring 24m 38s Irons in the fire 29m 19s King Cole 41m 14s Get your hands on an FPL bundle by winning our FPL Pod mini-league: ib3wlk Follow @OfficialFPL on X and Facebook Follow FPL Family on X Follow Az on X
48:28 18/12/2023
S6 Ep23: FPL Pod: Keep or sell Erling Haaland
Should he stay or should he go, that’s the big question for Kelly Somers and the FPL Pod team as they discuss what to do with Erling Haaland 💪🗿 They also help with grief over goalkeepers, defender decisions, and offer some one-week punts. LISTEN 👇 * Five yellow cards (06m 37s) * Haaland headache (11m 46s) * Goalkeeper options (23m 17s) * Defensive decisions (29m 33s) * Differentials (36m 40s) * Captaincy choices (40m 13s) Win our FPL Pod mini-league at the end of the season and get an FPL bundle: ib3wlk Follow @OfficialFPL on X and Facebook Follow Kelly on X Follow Ian on X Follow FPL Family on X Follow Julien on X
46:03 14/12/2023
S2 Ep14: Off The Bench: Who was your Vice-Captain
A dramatic Gameweek saw managers navigating a weekend without the injured Haaland as captain 💪 FPL experts Gianni Buttice and Prasun Singhal look at who picked up the armband instead, Spurs’ resurgence, and there’s a word of warning for January. LISTEN 👇 * Richardson back (04m 25s) * Chelsea conundrum (12m 07s) * Sell or keep Haaland (19m 06s) * Arsenal assets (26m 35s) * AFCON and Asian Cup(28m 47s) * Solanke so good (36m 18s) Win an FPL bundle by topping the FPL Pod mini-league at the end of the season: ib3wlk   Follow @OfficialFPL on Twitter and Facebook Follow Gianni on X Follow Prasun on X
45:07 11/12/2023
S6 Ep22: FPL Pod: Navigating the festive fixtures
Matches are coming thick and fast so Ian Irving and the FPL Pod team are here to help you through them 🤝 Trent’s resurgence, Mbeumo replacements, and essential players over the festive fixtures are all discussed LISTEN 👇 * What to do with Trent (03m 18s) * Man City conundrum (11m 00s) * Mbeumo replacements (14m 30s) * GW16 signings  (23m 34s) * Differentials (38m 01s) * Captaincy choices (42m 22s) Win our FPL Pod mini-league at the end of the season and get an FPL bundle: ib3wlk Follow @OfficialFPL on X and Facebook Follow Ian on X Follow FPL Family on X Follow Julien on X
45:53 07/12/2023
S6 Ep21: FPL Pod: Let the festive fixture fun begin
Kelly Somers returns to marshal the FPL Pod team as they dissect the weekend’s results and look ahead to more madness midweek with Gameweek 15 🫶 They talk what to do with Watkins, cheap goalkeepers, and play a game of Buy/Sell/Hold. LISTEN 👇 * GW14 review (04m 14s) * Villa headache (14m 23s) * Goalkeeper combos (18m 07s) * Buy/Sell/Hold  (22m 43s) * Differentials (41m 33s) * Captaincy choices (45m 36s) Win our FPL Pod mini-league at the end of the season and get an FPL bundle: ib3wlk Follow @OfficialFPL on X and Facebook Follow Kelly on X Follow Ian on X Follow FPL Family on X Follow Julien on X
50:16 04/12/2023
S6 Ep20: FPL Pod: Budget decisions
As everyone looks for a festive bargain, the FPL Pod is no different 🤑 Ian Irving and the team discuss cheap defensive options, going with Gordon and Mbeumo in midfield, and if it’s time for Darwin. LISTEN 👇 * Defensive headache (05m 33s) * Gordon and Mbeumo(16m 12s) * Struggling Son (23m 36s) * Diving in on Darwin (27m 34s) * Differentials (36m 07s) * Captaincy choices (40m 40s) Top our FPL Pod mini-league at the end of the season and win an FPL bundle: ib3wlk Follow @OfficialFPL on X and Facebook Follow Ian on X Follow FPL Family on X Follow Julien on X
47:06 30/11/2023
S2 Ep13: Off The Bench: The midfield minefield
Lee Bonfield and Harry Daniels are on hand to review Gameweek 13, where we saw a good week for the game’s differentials 👀  The pair look at an enticing Newcastle side, possible alternatives to Alphonse Areola and the age-old question ‘Do I bring in Darwin Nunez?’ 🤔  LISTEN 👇 All eyes on the Toon 2m 30s Gunners firing 13m 8s Mbeumo on the radar 20m 21s Darwin dilemma 24m 33 Is 'Pep Roulette' still a thing? 28m 43s Time to sell Son? 36m 31s Get your hands on an FPL bundle by winning our FPL Pod mini-league: ib3wlk Follow @OfficialFPL on X and Facebook Follow FPL Family on X Follow Harry on X
44:07 28/11/2023
S6 Ep19: FPL Pod: Flags, flags and more flags
Premier League football returns after the international break as Ian Irving is joined by the FPL Pod team, looking ahead to Gameweek 13 👀  The trio discuss the huge fixture that is Man City v Liverpool, players with flags next to their names and teams to target for the congested schedule 📅  LISTEN 👇 Flagged players 2m 17s Sure starters 9m 26s Long-term planning 14m 51s Back with a bang 19m 01s Teams to target 23m 12s Captains 33m 28s Top our FPL Pod mini-league at the end of the season and win an FPL bundle: ib3wlk Follow @OfficialFPL on X and Facebook Follow Ian on X Follow FPL Family on X Follow Julien on X
44:11 23/11/2023
S6 Ep18: FPL Pod: The final international break of 2023
Ian Irving is joined by FPL Pod stalwarts Sam Bonfield and Julien Laurens as Premier League football comes to a halt for the international break ✋ The team dive into a successful Gameweek 12, Mohamed Salah hitting the 100-point mark and face a quiz on the season so far 🧠  LISTEN 👇 Salah century 8m 05s Forward planning 15m 59s Hammer time 17m 26s Budget forwards 22m 59s Form v fixture 28m 05s Quiz on the season so far 36m 29s Top our FPL Pod mini-league at the end of the season and win an FPL bundle: ib3wlk Follow @OfficialFPL on X and Facebook Follow Ian on X Follow FPL Family on X Follow Julien on X
45:58 15/11/2023
S2 Ep12: Off The Bench: Returning in style
FPL experts Az Phillips and Oscar, aka FPL Focal dive into an entertaining Gameweek completely contrasting the disastrous one we had prior to it 😅  The pair discuss and Arenal’s defensive options, Newcastle’s injury woes and a Stamford Bridge belter 🍿 LISTEN 👇 Selling Son 5m 12s Villa still viable? 8m 01s Solid Saliba 15m 32s Nightmare at Newcastle 24m 02s Battle at the Bridge 28m 26s Brighton blanking 35m 10s Win an FPL bundle by topping the FPL Pod mini-league at the end of the season: ib3wlk Follow @OfficialFPL on X and Facebook Follow Az on X Follow Oscar on X
43:45 13/11/2023
S6 Ep17: FPL Pod: Gameweek 11… Let’s move on, shall we?
Did Gameweek 11 even happen? Anyway, Kelly Somers and the FPL Pod team are joined by a familiar face in Ian Irving, ahead of a weekend where many will be wanting to get back on track 🔄 The panel discuss the Arsenal players on their radar, play another round of 'buy, sell, hold' and talk all things Spurs defenders 😬 LISTEN 👇 Gameweek 11 detox 0m 45s Gunners to target 07m 22s Buy, sell, hold? 18m 42s Spurs’ defensive woes 27m 46s Mulling over Man City 35m 43s Captain picks 46m 21s Top our FPL Pod mini-league at the end of the season and win an FPL bundle: ib3wlk Follow @OfficialFPL on X and Facebook Follow Kelly on X Follow FPL Family on X Follow Julien on X Follow Ian on X
52:35 09/11/2023
S2 Ep11: Off The Bench: A Gameweek to forget…
Sam Bonfield and Andy Park are on hand to dissect what could go down as one of the lowest-scoring Gameweeks in FPL history 😬 The pair look at a dramatic evening in north London, premiums blanking and whether to invest or leave Man City assets. 🤷‍♂️ LISTEN 👇 Monday night madness 2m 53s Liverpool forwards 12m 55s Doku decisions 24m 35s Bryan’s buzzing 32m 23s Bowen's on fire 37m 26s Arsenal targets 42m 34s Win an FPL bundle by topping the FPL Pod mini-league at the end of the season: ib3wlk Follow @OfficialFPL on Twitter and Facebook Follow FPL Family on Twitter Follow FPL Sonaldo on Twitter
50:18 07/11/2023
S6 Ep16: FPL Pod: Erling Haa-rtbreak
Kelly Somers and the FPL Pod team are back, diving in to what was a tough week for those managers who sold Erling Haaland (over 400k of you 😬) ahead of his haul at Old Trafford.  As well as a Sam Bonfield masterclass on the Bonus Point System (BPS), the trio also look at the fixture swing and the Trent v Tsimikas debate. LISTEN 👇 Haaland heartache 8m 43s Fixture swing 15m 46s BPS explained 17m 33s TAA v Tsimikas 23m 58s Forward conundrums 36m 40s Panels differentials 38m 50s Top our FPL Pod mini-league at the end of the season and win an FPL bundle: ib3wlk Follow @OfficialFPL on Twitter and Facebook Follow Kelly on Twitter Follow FPL Family on Twitter Follow Julien on Twitter
44:54 02/11/2023
S2 Ep10: Off the bench: The premiums deliver
Lee Bonfield and Harry Daniels dissect the weekend’s action where we saw a lot of the big hitters returning for our FPL teams 🙌  The pair dive into Ange Postecoglou’s scintillating Spurs, Erling Haaland’s Manchester derby haul and which Liverpool assets to target 🎯  LISTEN 👇 Super Spurs 3m 23s Mbeumo’s back 10m 33s Who sold Haaland? 17m 30s Villa purring 28m 33s Liverpool 2.0 31m 29s Brighton blanks 37m 29s Get your hands on an FPL bundle by winning our FPL Pod mini-league: ib3wlk Follow @OfficialFPL on Twitter and Facebook Follow FPL Family on Twitter Follow Harry on Twitter
42:26 30/10/2023
S6 Ep15: FPL Pod: Big decisions to make
It’s make or break time with player selection so Kelly Somers and the FPL Pod team are here to talk through the favourable fixture swings 😃🫶 They discuss sacrificing Saka, going for premium options, and who are the must-haves as we head into the festive football schedule LISTEN 👇 * Midfield headache (07m 45s) * Essential Salah and Haaland (14m 46s) * Wildcard must-haves (25m 15s) * Ditching Newcastle(30m 40s) * Differentials (38m 37s) * Captaincy choices (41m 12s) Top our FPL Pod mini-league at the end of the season and win an FPL bundle: ib3wlk Follow @OfficialFPL on Twitter and Facebook Follow Kelly on Twitter Follow FPL Family on Twitter Follow Az on Twitter
48:16 26/10/2023
S2 Ep9: Off The Bench: Preparing for the fixture swing
FPL experts Gianni Buttice and Prasun Singhal take a look at the swing in fixtures after al the popular picks produced for FPL managers in Gameweek 9 🔄🥳 They discuss an Aston Villa triple-up, Liverpool assets, and saying goodbye Kieran Tripper, for a little while at least. LISTEN 👇 * Awesome Aston Villa (01m 37s) * Backing Bowen? (09m 27s) * Arsenal picks (16m 29s) * Liverpool options (21m 48s) * Sleeping on Chelsea (34m 50s) * Newcastle quandary (39m 11s) Win an FPL bundle by topping the FPL Pod mini-league at the end of the season: ib3wlk Follow @OfficialFPL on Twitter and Facebook Follow Gianni on Twitter Follow Prasun on Twitter
43:49 24/10/2023

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