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Episode 25. One Last Punt

Episode 25. One Last Punt

Episode 25 · · 32:59

Bas and Sertalp talk about GW16 choices and single-GW punts ahead of the World Cup break.

Episode 24. Tilt

Episode 24. Tilt

Episode 24 · · 01:45:54

While Bas is away, Sertalp hosts Brett Taylor (@FPLEchidna) to talk about getting tilted in and frustrated with FPL. They talk about sources of frustration, how it can be approached ...

Episode 23. World Cup Countdown

Episode 23. World Cup Countdown

Episode 23 · · 36:29

Bas and Sertalp review GW13 and talk about pressing issues of GW14 and beyond.

Episode 22. Quick Arithmetic

Episode 22. Quick Arithmetic

Episode 22 · · 20:41

In this shorter than usual episode, Bas and Sertalp talk about main GW13 questions using different data sources.

Episode 21. Navigating the BGW

Episode 21. Navigating the BGW

Episode 21 · · 30:26

Bas and Sertalp talk about GW11 and the Blank GW12. They answer questions from Twitter about captaincy, Free Hit optimal, budget defenders, and how to decide whether to take a hit or...

Episode 20. Haalandgate

Episode 20. Haalandgate

Episode 20 · · 37:23

After a depressing GW, Bas and Sertalp talk about GW10 plans and answer questions from Twitter. WC10 optimal plans signal the rise of mid-price midfielders, while the importance of d...

Episode 19. GW9 Questions

Episode 19. GW9 Questions

Episode 19 · · 34:44

Bas and Sertalp talk about main topics of GW9 and Wildcard picks: goalkeeper selection, optimal wildcard teams, Salah vs KDB, Maddison captaincy, cheap defenders, and risk preference.

Episode 18. Q/A with Brett Taylor on Data and Grass

Episode 18. Q/A with Brett Taylor on Data and Grass

Episode 18 · · 42:26

Bas and Sertalp have a special guest during the International Break: Brett Taylor (FPLEchidna on Twitter), who finished #3 in the world last season. Brett answers Bas and Sertalp's q...

Episode 17. WC Timing

Episode 17. WC Timing

Episode 17 · · 32:42

Bas is already on wildcard, Sertalp is considering to delay until GW9. This week's main topic is wildcard: how to compare plans and their expected values, how to pick players, what w...

Episode 16. WC Dilemma

Episode 16. WC Dilemma

Episode 16 · · 27:52

Bas and Sertalp discuss GW7 questions amid BHA-CRY game postponement and Tuchel news. Bas is already on wildcard, while Sertalp considers factors that might affect the optimal WC time.

Episode 15. EV Sacrifices

Episode 15. EV Sacrifices

Episode 15 · · 53:09

After a weird GW, Bas and Sertalp get together to discuss their teams, give update on model predictions, review WC4 optimal team, and talk about EV sacrifices for nonquantifiable dat...

Episode 14. Projected Points Changes

Episode 14. Projected Points Changes

Episode 14 · · 44:35

Bas and Sertalp talk about what models have learned in two GWs, and answer some questions about potential transfer options.

Episode 13. Optimal

Episode 13. Optimal

Episode 13 · · 42:18

Bas and Sertalp talk about what "optimal" means in FPL, and evaluate Kane to Haaland premium switch from an analytical perspective.

Episode 12. GW1 Choices Part 2

Episode 12. GW1 Choices Part 2

Episode 12 · · 36:33

Last episode before the start! Bas and Sertalp talk about what prediction data gives as optimal squad, which formations appear more, what are some of the choices waiting optimization...

Episode 11. GW1 Choices Part 1

Episode 11. GW1 Choices Part 1

Episode 11 · · 56:06

Bas is back! ✈ Apparently he didn't stop thinking about FPL even on the beach, read a book, and came back with more questions than answers. As we get closer to the GW1 deadline, Bas ...

Episode 10. Uncertainty Pod

Episode 10. Uncertainty Pod

Episode 10 · · 01:23:02

As we get closer to GW1, Sertalp hosts Simon and Jamie of the Corridor of Uncertainty podcast. While Bas is away, they talk about their podcast plans, Grass vs Analytics, heated Twit...

Episode 9. Q/A with Jan the Expected Minutes Magician

Episode 9. Q/A with Jan the Expected Minutes Magician

Episode 9 · · 54:20

In this special 1-hour episode Sertalp hosts Jan Kępski, an analytics-focused manager with lots of fame with his amazing minute predictions. Jan covers latest transfers while Bas is ...

Episode 8. Models and Solvers

Episode 8. Models and Solvers

Episode 8 · · 40:03

FPL. IS. BACK. 🔥 Bas and Sertalp cover latest confirmed transfers, and go back to analytics basics: what data is needed for FPL analytics, how is it used, what is a solver. Enjoy th...

Episode 7. Strength Models

Episode 7. Strength Models

Episode 7 · · 39:57

Bas and Sertalp cover the latest transfers in Premier League, and (as promised) talk about team strength models and fixture difficulty ratings.

Episode 6. Fixture Puzzle

Episode 6. Fixture Puzzle

Episode 6 · · 40:30

While we are eagerly waiting for FPL to reveal player prices, Bas and Sertalp talk about fixture difficulty ratings, and cover confirmed transfers so far.

Episode 5. Chip Analysis

Episode 5. Chip Analysis

Episode 5 · · 36:19

Chip decisions play a critical role in our season performance, but to what extent? Bas and Sertalp talks about how important chips decisions are, and what we can learn by analyzing s...

Episode 4. Pricing in FPL

Episode 4. Pricing in FPL

Episode 4 · · 35:07

In this episode, Bas and Sertalp talk about how to use Season Highlights tool on FPL Optimized to analyze the season and ideal pricing methods for FPL.

Episode 3. Expected Goals

Episode 3. Expected Goals

Episode 3 · · 32:15

Bas and Sertalp review the last GW of the season, talk about "lessons" learned, and discuss what Expected Goals (xG) is and how it is relevant in FPL analytics.

Episode 2. Probability of Haul

Episode 2. Probability of Haul

Episode 2 · · 35:32

KDB reminded everyone how fast things could change in FPL. After his 4-goal haul, Bas and Sertalp talk about captaincy, TC chip, how probability of hauls are calculated, and their pl...

Episode 1. AI in FPL

Episode 1. AI in FPL

Episode 1 · · 31:32

BBC published an article "Is it fair for fantasy football managers to rely on AI?" which is the main topic of this episode. Bas and Sertalp talk about how they approach the game, and...