Differentials

Spot the Differential – Gameweek 15

As a frantic Friday nears its end, we roll out our regular ahead of tomorrow morning’s deadline. After our midweek headliner, Charlie Adam, failed to fire in Stoke’s win over Newcastle, we’re putting in faith in Harry Redknapp’s main man up top as the new QPR boss aims to earn his new side their first win of the season…

Djibril Cisse

The Frenchman’s form in the second half of last season was a key factor in QPR’s escape from relegation. Arriving at Loftus Road from Serie A side Lazio in the January transfer window, Cisse ensured every one of his league appearances was unforgettable – he scored in six of his eight matches and was sent off in the two games he failed to find the net in.

This time round, his impact has been minimal. Mark Hughes’ summer spending spree left the R’s with almost too many options throughout the side, with an inconsistency of selection harvesting a series of dire displays. After starting the first two Gameweeks, Cisse found himself behind Bobby Zamora in the pecking order for the lone frontman role in Hughes’ preferred 4-4-1-1 formation but with Zamora now sidelined for three months after undergoing a hip operation and Hughes now out on his ear, Cisse looks set to be a pivotal figure for new boss Harry Redknapp as the Londoners attempt to beat the drop again.

Redknapp’s first official match in charge last Tuesday saw Esteban Granero moved further up the field, tucking in behind the Frenchman, and with Adel Taarabt also tasked with supplying creativity, Cisse could be set for an upturn in fortunes as the Loftus Road outfit go in search of their first win of the season. Tomorrow’s visit of Villa, followed by a trip to Wigan, affords Redknapp the perfect opportunity to make up ground on his relegation rivals. If Cisse can replicate last season’s goal returns, his stock would rise considerably – priced at 5.8 in Fantasy Premier League (FPL) and 7.5 in the Sky Sports game, and with an ownership of around 1% in both games, he’s a differential with plenty to play for.

Chris Brunt

It’s been a stop-start season for the West Brom midfielder, with calf and hamstring complaints curtailing his game time dramatically. Prior to Gameweek 11, Brunt had managed just a single start for the Baggies but, finally fit and injury-free, has made a significant stake for a regular role and could well be set to offer a viable alternative to James Morrison in Steve Clarke’s midfield.

The Northern Ireland international has now started three of the last four and has provided an assist in each of those games, outgunning Morrison by 16 FPL points to 13 over the period in question. A proven Fantasy performer, Brunt has produced six goals, 19 assists and 33 FPL bonus points over the previous two campaigns – he has also been handed a substantial share of corner kicks upon his return, furthering his appeal.

Priced at 5.5 in FPL and 6.1 in the Sky Sports game, Brunt has an ownership of less than 1% in both games and ahead of a run of three home fixtures in the next four (STK, ars, WHM, NOR) could be set for further returns as Clarke looks to cement his side’s spot amongst the top four.

Robert Snodgrass

While the Norwich backline have picked up the plaudits after a recent run of superb defensive displays, their summer signing from Leeds United has proven to be their most consistent attacking performer. Snodgrass welcomes Sunderland to Carrow Road this weekend on the back of a goal and double figure points haul at Southampton – this took his tally to 49 FPL points for the campaign, only three less than the Canaries top scoring defender, Javier Garrido.

Since returning to the first-team in Gameweek 10 after a brief omission, he has played a part in two of Norwich’s four strikes – with free kicks and corners also in his locker, the Scot’s creativity and eye for goal are clearly crucial to his side’s attacking endeavours as Hughton makes keeping out opponents a priority. Priced at 5.8 in FPL with a 1% ownership, Snodgrass also has games against Swansea and Wigan on the horizon to further boost his appeal over the short-term, at least.

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  1. Sporting ABG
    4 years, 12 months ago

    Baines is my differential.

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    1. Conrad.
      4 years, 12 months ago

      wisely played.

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      1. Sporting ABG
        4 years, 12 months ago

        more by default really.

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        1. Conrad.
          4 years, 12 months ago

          i figured so 😆 i saved up 2 transfers to get him out for this GW.

          we'll soon see if my Baines, Tevez for Jenrique, Suarez idea was good!

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          1. Sporting ABG
            4 years, 12 months ago

            good luck!

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  2. WhoIsRonaldo
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    4 years, 12 months ago

    ha

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    1. Sporting ABG
      4 years, 12 months ago

      ha

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  3. El Berbossa - \\\"El b…
    4 years, 12 months ago

    SUAREZ C. 20 pointer please!!!!!!

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    1. MCH
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      4 years, 12 months ago

      Yes please. I have built up enough run good for that to happen now I have him (c).

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  4. JK - Grabbangladesh Manager…
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    4 years, 12 months ago

    ah Snodgrass, been talking him up for a few weeks now, might look at him if/when I decide to move Sterkling on

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    1. Home Run Baker
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      4 years, 12 months ago

      Is that similar to the way you talked up Kebe? 😉

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  5. Valar(Keith)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 12 months ago

    A)Gorkks to Merte/Nasty/Ridgwell or B)Save Transfer?
    1.7 in bank, 1 FT

    Mignolet
    Cameron Cuellar Demel
    Mata Bale Cazorla Sterling
    Rvp Ba Suarez

    Federici Puncheon Clyne Gorkks

    thanks

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    1. JK - Grabbangladesh Manager…
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      4 years, 12 months ago

      B IMO, defence can get you through

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      1. Valar(Keith)
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        4 years, 12 months ago

        thanks.. honestly i dunno who i'd bench. Norwich aint scorin for fun and everyone has a stoke defender so i might as well start one

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      2. Valar(Keith)
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        4 years, 12 months ago

        reckon merte/nasta rising tonight? seems close

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        1. JK - Grabbangladesh Manager…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 years, 12 months ago

          Mert will yes, not sure on Nasty

          On another note, how can a guy fighting for an ML, who has used his wc, but not his transfer for this week, not use it when he has Foster and Ruddy as his keepers, doesn't make sense to me

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          1. Valar(Keith)
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            4 years, 12 months ago

            a keeper has an upside of 3 considerin saves @ a minimum.. so that's a -1 hit at worst.. cant really understand that.. maybe a last minute migs/schezny on the cards

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            1. JK - Grabbangladesh Manager…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              4 years, 12 months ago

              but he has a FT transfer that he hasn't used, so it wouldn't even need a hit

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    2. Absinthe Minded
      4 years, 12 months ago

      Mert and bench dem

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    3. beric
      4 years, 12 months ago

      B, see if Gorkss remakes the starting XI

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    4. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 12 months ago

      Ah.. Beric and Jkisthe.. trust you'll enough to back my own instinct which says B).. thanks

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  6. Stephen - Robot Daniels
    4 years, 12 months ago

    I can't believe people are bringing in fletcher.... Thought that ship had sailed after people were burnt before.

    Sure he's got a DGW... But that will probably end up with 4 points and a lot of disappointment....

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    1. Valar(Keith)
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      4 years, 12 months ago

      1 goal and it's justified.. medium term i';d prefer berbs though

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    2. Giggs Boson
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      4 years, 12 months ago

      Yeah, i kinda of wish i didn't get him two weeks ago, all i've got is an assist so far...

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      1. 42 Rules
        4 years, 12 months ago

        Oh come on, he did get a +1 bp in the last game, how the f**k he did I don't know but I will take it !!

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    3. Sporting ABG
      4 years, 12 months ago

      DGW's will always generate interest in players. if it's a smart move is another question.

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    4. Scroobius Mac
      4 years, 12 months ago

      Burned? Fluke assist and an unearned bonus point thank you very much.

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      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 years, 12 months ago

        I think he's been playing quite well, intelligent player. It's just the lack of service that's the problem. McClean is Sunderland's answer imo.

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    5. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 12 months ago

      captain him for 8 🙂

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    6. beric
      4 years, 12 months ago

      Sess and Cuellar for me, then Sessegnon is gone.

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  7. aaamanion
    4 years, 12 months ago

    Who should i rest? Sterling/Michu/Fellaini

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    1. Parm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 12 months ago

      Michu.

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    2. beric
      4 years, 12 months ago

      I'd bench Sterling out of them.

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    3. Granville
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      4 years, 12 months ago

      Haven't you just bought Fellaini?

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    4. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 12 months ago

      Sterling needs to be played.. downgrade one of your big guys soon

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  8. Parm
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 12 months ago

    I reckon the trio will score 6 points between them.

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    1. beric
      4 years, 12 months ago

      I reckon they will score at least 6 points each on average.

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    2. Sporting ABG
      4 years, 12 months ago

      3,2,1?

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      1. iCon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 years, 12 months ago

        Dusty Bin 😉

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  9. JK - Grabbangladesh Manager…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 12 months ago

    ok folks looking good for this GW

    Migs

    Baines, Rafa, Huth

    Michu, Bale, Fellaini, Sterling

    Berba, RvP (c) Long

    Foster, Ramirez, Shorey, Clyne

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    1. beric
      4 years, 12 months ago

      Yes, looking good - though you should mark it -4

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    2. Valar(Keith)
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      4 years, 12 months ago

      nice.. all set

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  10. Thomass
    4 years, 12 months ago

    Best city midfielder apart from Silva

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    1. beric
      4 years, 12 months ago

      None of the above

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    2. Scroobius Mac
      4 years, 12 months ago

      Kolarov

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    3. Demí
      4 years, 12 months ago

      Elano

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      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 years, 12 months ago

        Wow, blast from the past. The old City is dead, shame 🙁

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    4. Parm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 12 months ago

      No one, or Yaya for the clean sheet point + odd goal/assist.

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    5. Thomass
      4 years, 12 months ago

      Cheers for the suggestions sho should I keep Nastasic?

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      1. Valar(Keith)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 years, 12 months ago

        unrelated.. kinda. the fact ppl tryin to get him in means keep

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    6. Maxi_Mawoofingtons
      4 years, 12 months ago

      yaya

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    7. Ricky - passed with flying …
      4 years, 12 months ago

      danny tiatto

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  11. In Tommy We Trust
    4 years, 12 months ago

    quick vote, play....

    a) Lallana
    b) Sess

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    1. beric
      4 years, 12 months ago

      a

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    2. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 12 months ago

      neither.. b) cause of the extra 2 games in 3 weeks

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  12. beric
    4 years, 12 months ago

    Optimus, thanks

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    1. beric
      4 years, 12 months ago

      4 rounds? That sucks

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      1. Optimus.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 years, 12 months ago

        yep..vipbox have it if your looking 😉

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  13. MCH
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 12 months ago

    How many are watching the Toy Show?!!

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    1. Absinthe Minded
      4 years, 12 months ago

      That made me laugh 🙂
      It's on here!

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  14. Philman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 12 months ago

    Most popular question on FFS today:

    1. Captain Suarez or RVP, or

    2. Bench Michu, Sterling or Fellaini

    FTR, I am convinced about 1 (Suarez), but no idea about 2 (currently on Fellaini - please convince me otheriwse). Not gonna bench Sterling so betweem Michu and Fellaini.

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    1. Absinthe Minded
      4 years, 12 months ago

      Then michu

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  15. El Berbossa - \\\"El b…
    4 years, 12 months ago

    JACK OFF ATTACK. YOU THERE :D:D:D:D

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  16. Feanor
    4 years, 12 months ago

    I did Baines to Enrique and Mata to Silva. Mata's blank GW coming up made it easier to get rid of him.

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  17. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
    4 years, 12 months ago

    Disappointing, to put it bruntly...

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    1. iCon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 12 months ago

      Who would you have gone with?

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  18. Malcolm Tucker for Bolivia
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 12 months ago

    How does this look, and is it worth risking a different captain?

    chesney
    mert nas Enrique
    Morrison bale Walcot(vc) Fellaini
    Tevez RVP(c) fletcher

    Guzan, ridgewell, puncheon, shorey

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    1. The Axolotl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 12 months ago

      that's a pretty nice team in all fairness. must hurt not to have suarez as well though. ah no wouldn't worry about that, he'll probably do nothing, against southampton, 's creaky defence.

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  19. iCon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 12 months ago

    I think i would sacrifice a few small children for a Suarez red tomorrow!

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    1. MCH
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 12 months ago

      No. Just no.

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      1. iCon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 years, 12 months ago

        They're my kids!

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        1. 4vets
          4 years, 12 months ago

          No... my one... please! 😉

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        2. Impressive Tackle
          4 years, 12 months ago

          😆

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    2. Feanor
      4 years, 12 months ago

      Focusing on your own players doing well is healthier.

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    3. beric
      4 years, 12 months ago

      I'll take a red after 4 goals

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      1. iCon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 years, 12 months ago

        That is not the deal!

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  20. The Cake is a Lie
    4 years, 12 months ago

    So are Everton doing their usual season in reverse; start really well, finish poorly?

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    1. Malcolm Tucker for Bolivia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 12 months ago

      No. Start well, drop off for a bit, finish strongly hopefully.
      Jelly will find form sooner or later

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  21. Conrad.
    4 years, 12 months ago

    Sit Nolan or Michu?

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    1. beric
      4 years, 12 months ago

      Preferably neither, but Nolan

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      1. Conrad.
        4 years, 12 months ago

        well, its him or Nando, Haz, or Jela.

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  22. Mork calling Orson
    4 years, 12 months ago

    Foster/Federici,
    Cameron Jevans Cuellar(Demel Hughes)
    Cazorla Bale Sess Sterling(noble)
    RVP Suarez Crouch
    1FT, 0.8 in bank.
    Demel-Wisdom or Jones &/or
    Crouch-Fletcher or Long
    Thoughts please?

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  23. Liastro ⭐️
    4 years, 12 months ago

    Looking good?

    Foster - Begovic

    Clichy - Hughes - Davies - Gorkss - Clyne

    Bale - Mata - Silva - Michu - Sterling

    RVP - Suarez (C) - Berbatov

    Cheers!

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    1. Rate My Username (RMU)
      4 years, 12 months ago

      It's like my team but better. Amy free transfers

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    2. Mork calling Orson
      4 years, 12 months ago

      Downgrade mata to Fellaini & upgrade defence?

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  24. TLK42- Dutch Wolfhound
    4 years, 12 months ago

    I've gone for Ramires and I can't work out why.... 😕

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    1. Rate My Username (RMU)
      4 years, 12 months ago

      Gaston ramirez???

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      1. Conrad.
        4 years, 12 months ago

        hopefully!

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        1. Rate My Username (RMU)
          4 years, 12 months ago

          Ha ye

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    2. Scroobius Mac
      4 years, 12 months ago

      Ramires or Ramirez?

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    3. 1966 was a great year for E…
      4 years, 12 months ago

      The Chelsea one?

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      1. TLK42- Dutch Wolfhound
        4 years, 12 months ago

        Yep. I just felt like I wanted to lose Nasri and saw Ramires and said I'll have him. Now I feel regret.

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  25. mattressman
    4 years, 12 months ago

    Is Baines to Enrique for a hit a good move?

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    1. Rate My Username (RMU)
      4 years, 12 months ago

      Yes

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    2. Mork calling Orson
      4 years, 12 months ago

      Losing baines for me was like shaving off a movember tash, very fulfilling.

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    3. Absinthe Minded
      4 years, 12 months ago

      No, Baines will play

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      1. mattressman
        4 years, 12 months ago

        But will he outscore Enrique over next few gameweeks?

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  26. albie.s
    4 years, 12 months ago

    do i or do i not take the captaincy from RVP this week?
    pretty much everyone in my league has him as captain.
    was thinking Suarez for a differential but finding it difficult to hit that button.

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    1. Conrad.
      4 years, 12 months ago

      yea go Buck Tooth for a diff.

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    2. Home Run Baker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 12 months ago

      Yep - Suarez

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    3. albie.s
      4 years, 12 months ago

      no pain no gain..... ive done it. 🙂

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  27. Pepin - RIP Absinthe
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    4 years, 12 months ago

    I guessed 1/3 😀 Djibril.

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  28. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 12 months ago

    So many people are benching >6m players to play Sterling. This is why i disapprove of just a single bench-warming cheap player in your front 8. People are juggling too many balls http://i.imgur.com/sSczy.gif

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    1. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
      4 years, 12 months ago

      Meh

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    2. Pepin - RIP Absinthe
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      4 years, 12 months ago

      Worked for the guy in the gif 😀

      Benching isn't simply a function of price, though, GB.

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      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 years, 12 months ago

        No i know. But assuming price is proportional to points, it makes sense. We just need some uber strikers performing so the extra dough doesn't go in defence...

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    3. Philman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 12 months ago

      Price should be incosequential. It's about choosing the best 11 bases on form/fixtures. Away to Man City can easily be a 1/2 pointer for most.

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  29. In Tommy We Trust
    4 years, 12 months ago

    Has Flintoff had his fight yet?

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    1. Declan
      4 years, 12 months ago

      Fights in around 30mins - 1 hour

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    2. Rate My Username (RMU)
      4 years, 12 months ago

      Just looked it up. Supposed to start at 10:30

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    3. In Tommy We Trust
      4 years, 12 months ago

      Cheers Both

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  30. Gazza2000
    4 years, 12 months ago

    Begovic – Foster
    Baines – Gibbs – Cuellar – Nelsen – Simpson
    Bale – Mata – Cazorla – Puncheon – Sterling
    Suarez – Aguero – Berbatov

    Good to go ? got 1 Ft left..

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