Monitor – Hatem Ben Arfa

Filed under: Members - Posted by: Paul

A series of eye-catching performances in the last few months of the previous campaign had Fantasy managers queuing up to acquire the services of Hatem Ben Arfa. Having struggled to convince Alan Pardew of a regular role in the Newcastle starting XI, the Frenchman finally flourished on Tyneside as Newcastle moved to 4-3-3 but while a shift back to 4-4-2 has benefitted Demba Ba this season, Ben Arfa hasn’t quite delivered.

The opening three Gameweeks had looked promising. Notching in each of his first two home matches, Ben Arfa seemed set to rack up the points but since grabbing his side’s only goal in the Gameweek 3 draw with Villa, his Fantasy owners have been served up nothing more than a solitary assist.

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  1. 1) Tevez + Cuellar
    2) Ba + Rafael


    • 2 years, 22 days ago
  2. complete madness to go

    treble chelsea

    i have mata and haz

    torres as 3rd pick if ba is out for a while ?

    • 2 years, 22 days ago
    1. I think Torres wil do well on Saturday

      • 2 years, 22 days ago
      1. i think his points total is good so far yeh hes not peak torres but still an option

        • 2 years, 22 days ago
        1. I would have Mata and Torres or Hazard and Torres, I have Hazard and Torres

          • 2 years, 22 days ago
    2. I don't think that ba will be out for two long, I reckon he will be back in for next week

      • 2 years, 22 days ago
      1. hopefully he is quality

        hes is the leader of my budget strikeforce and with no ACON for him its all good.

        • 2 years, 21 days ago
  3. Wilson out for:

    A) Cameron
    B) Cuellar
    C) Nelson
    D) Baird


    • 2 years, 22 days ago
    1. Do you have Begovic?

      • 2 years, 22 days ago
      1. yes

        • 2 years, 22 days ago
        1. Then I would say Cuellar or Nelson, unless you want to double up with Stoke which would be fine

          • 2 years, 22 days ago
          1. I'm leaning towards either Cuellar or Nelson, any opinion on which is better? Cuellar looks better long term but Nelson's fixtures over the next three are good

            • 2 years, 22 days ago
            1. Where have all the gravs gone?

              • 2 years, 22 days ago
              1. It's a ghost town!

                • 2 years, 21 days ago
            2. Prefer Sunderland to QPR to keep cleanies. I have Nelson but planning on keeping him benched mostly, will be getting Cuellar in shortly. In time for the string of easy home fixtures and DGW.

              • 2 years, 21 days ago
              1. P.S. I'm looking at Newcastle/Sunderland rotation. But need to figure out if Williamson is nailed on.

                • 2 years, 21 days ago
                1. I have had Cueller and Saylor from the beginning of the season. Simpson maybe the safest bet to rotate with Cueller.

                  • 2 years, 21 days ago
  4. lads

    do you think a budget strikeforce with no 9 million + striker is viable to have a good finishing position

    Ba Berbativ Fletcher

    • 2 years, 21 days ago
    1. RVP is essential imo. Always up for the armband

      • 2 years, 21 days ago
    2. Think you need one "guaranteed "goal scorer over a season, RVP is a machine.

      • 2 years, 21 days ago
  5. I think what some people forget is fletchers last 3 games have all been really tough ones

    City away
    newcasle home
    stoke away

    and he scored in all the games before the tricky games.

    • 2 years, 21 days ago
    1. Sunderland are very uncreative. There are better options

      • 2 years, 21 days ago
  6. Evening all.

    Anyone get the lowdown on Williamson? Has he taken Saylors spot? If so he would slip into my team very nicely.

    • 2 years, 21 days ago
    1. He seems to have done for the moment. But for how long is the gamble.

      • 2 years, 21 days ago
      1. Bah, that's what I feared and what people on earlier told me. Was hoping someone with Pardew's ear could tell me otherwise as it will allow me to get in Tony V/Theo Walcott for Nolan.

        • 2 years, 21 days ago
    2. Saylor played in the Europa league right before the league match. Idk how Pardew will be using him in the future. Santon is the safest bet. Saylor gets injured a lot.

      • 2 years, 21 days ago
  7. Who will outscore over course of season

    Ba or Berba??

    • 2 years, 21 days ago
      • 2 years, 21 days ago
    1. If he stays at Newcastle, then definitely Demba Ba. If he makes the move to Liverpool in January, then that could change.

      • 2 years, 21 days ago
  8. can sum one Vote my team 4the weekend? thnkz pepole...

    MUN (A)

    ARS (H)

    WIG (H)

    FUL (A)

    Ben Arfa
    LIV (A)

    FUL (A)

    SOU (H)

    SWA (A)

    ARS (H)

    EVE (H)

    Van Persie
    ARS (H)

    QPR (A)

    EVE (H)


    • 2 years, 21 days ago
    1. My goodness. Format your team like this. We know who plays who.

      Mannone McCarthy
      Rafael Caulker Demel Baird Baines
      Mata Morrison Fellaini HBA
      Rooney RVP Berba

      Who is your last mid?

      • 2 years, 21 days ago
    2. You have waaaay to much time on your hands buddy

      • 2 years, 21 days ago
  9. Team linked...

    Just done Gibbs>nelsen, sailor>Rafael for RVP next week

    How do I look???

    • 2 years, 21 days ago
    1. All is well with RVP

      • 2 years, 21 days ago
  10. Now then... who to leave on the bench from that game, Barfa himself or Sterling?? has to be one of those two for me

    • 2 years, 21 days ago
  11. Which position are you in on the FFS members league? I'm 182.. :)

    • 2 years, 21 days ago
    1. Around here, nobody will believe you if you don't have your team linked. Just sayin'

      • 2 years, 20 days ago

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