December
05

Scouting The Doubles – Reading

Filed under: Scouting The Doubles - Posted by: Jonty

On paper, Reading will hardly fill Fantasy managers with optimism ahead of the forthcoming double Gameweek. Languishing in the relegation zone, last season’s Championship winners are four points from safety and have just one win in 15 games, but a delve into their recent statistics reveals some gems who have a half-decent chance of racking up a handsome haul of points.

The Prospects

The Royals come into this double Gameweek on the back of three straight defeats. A 3-2 loss at Wigan in Gameweek 13 was followed by a 1-0 defeat at Villa, before they were beaten by the odd goal in seven at home to United last Saturday. It is their away form that is particularly key during the double Gameweek, as they take on first Southampton then Sunderland on the road. Brian McDermott’s side have failed to win any games on their travels this term and have scored just seven goals, while conceding 13. They have they managed to score more than one goal on the road on just two occasions, notching twice in Gameweek 1 against Chelsea and the same tally in Gameweek 7 at Swansea.

While they are similarly porous at home, conceding 14 times, Reading have offered a more potent attacking threat at the Madejski, scoring 12 times. If you are of the school of thought that believes home form will eventually translate into away success then the Royals’ offensive record in front of their own fans offers a crumb of comfort for double Gameweek investors.

In Southampton, Reading are likely to find far hardier opponents in Gameweek 16 than the side that was hammered 6-1 by Arsenal in Gameweek 4. Although the Saints have stiffened markedly at the back since that wake-up call, the signs are still encouraging that Reading will be able to find the net against the Hampshire side – Southampton have only kept one clean sheet and shipped 12 goals at St Mary’s so far. Reading’s defenders are set for a torrid time, though, with investors in their rearguard set to be reliant on attacking points rather than a clean sheet. Nigel Adkins’ side have notched 13 goals at home this season, the same as Swansea and Tottenham and one more than Everton.

At Sunderland, the prospects look much better for Reading at both ends of the pitch. The north east side have scored just five goals at home this season and could be without their chief goal threat Steven Fletcher, who limped off with an ankle injury at half time during the Gameweek 15 defeat at Norwich. The Black Cats defence has also looked shaky at the Stadium of Light in recent matches. Despite keeping QPR at bay in their 0-0 Gameweek 14 draw, they lost 4-2 at home to West Brom the previous Gameweek, 1-0 against Aston Villa at home in Gameweek 10 and drew 1-1 against Newcastle at home in Gameweek 8. Just two clean sheets at home for Sunderland this campaign offers further hope to Reading investors.

The Likely Lads

Adam Federici offers Fantasy managers a cut-price keeper option ahead of the double Gameweek. Coming in at 4.3 in Fantasy Premier League (FPL), he offers guaranteed game time, with Alex McCarthy out injured, and while his chances of clean sheets are perhaps debatable, Federici will have save points to fall back upon should his opponents find a way past him.

One of the standout selections amongst the Reading ranks is Nicky Shorey, who will be a familiar name to our members. Statistically, the left back has been sensational and in recent weeks this has been translated into FPL points as his team mates get better at finding his pinpoint passes into the box. So far this season he has notched up four assists, the joint highest tally among defenders, along with John Arne Riise and Leighton Baines. Priced at just 4.1 in FPL and 4.0 in the Sky Sports game, his returns have been highly respectable in the last six Gameweeks – Shorey has accrued 28 FPL points, including three bonus points, suggesting that a double digit haul is not out of the question during the double Gameweek for the man many are calling the Tesco Value Leighton Baines.

Sean Morrison is another name to consider at the back. Since replacing Kaspars Gorkss in the Gameweek 10 trip to QPR, Morrison – priced at 4.1 in FPL and 3.5 in the Sky Sports game – has proven exceptional value, despite registering a single clean sheet over his six appearances. Superb in the air, the centre-half has been a constant menace from set-pieces in the opposition box – so far, he has scored twice and provided an assist, in addition to picking up bonus in four of his six matches. Averaging a superb 5.3 points per game, he’s a definite alternative to Shorey.

In midfield, Reading captain Jobi McAnuff, who is priced at 5.1 in the FPL game and 5.0 in the Sky game, is the standout selection. Six assists have helped him achieve a haul of 47 points in the FPL game, the highest of any Reading player, while McAnuff’s highest total over back-to-back FPL Gameweeks this term is 13, achieved in Gameweeks 6 and 7. Realistically, though, around seven to 10 points is a likely score for the winger over this double Gameweek, with at least one assist a conservative estimate of his fortunes at Sunderland and Southampton.

Among the forward options, Adam Le Fondre stands tallest. The risk of rotation has subsided in recent matches and he has started every match since Gameweek 12, where he scored twice, gained maximum FPL bonus points and racked up an impressive FPL score of 13. Away from home, though, he has so far failed to find the net, but it’s worth noting that he scored a brace the last time he visited St Mary’s, albeit in the Championship last season. He is priced kindly in the FPL game at 4.9m, but at 6.5m in the Sky Game his price may be prohibitive for many.

Cheeky Punt

Another to cement a place in the starting line up since Gameweek 12 is winger Hal Robson-Kanu, who has racked up three goals and an assist this campaign. None of his goals have come on the road, though, but if he can maintain a role in the starting line-up, risk-taking Fantasy managers could reap rewards by taking a punt on the midfielder, who is priced at just 4.3m in the FPL and 4.5m in the Sky game.

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  1. England 161 for 0. :shock:

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    1. you spoke too soon....

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      1. LOL.

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    2. Oh well, shame about that. Not a good shot from Compo.

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    3. Thanks. Your match to win though. Unless, Pujara pulls of a Dravid and we don't lose Sehwag early.

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  2. Any word on Walcott for the w/e chaps? Would like to swap Bale for him

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    1. Several of us are in the same boat. Waiting for Wenger's weekend press conference.

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    2. Why Walcott? Surely Cazorla has better stats

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      1. Walcott higher ppm.

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      2. Cazorla isn't worth 9.5m IMO. Picks up the ball in the centre circle.

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        1. did MARK do the popular bale to sess move???

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        2. but less injury prone

          P.S. thanks for the podcasts

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        3. He had 5 shots to Walcott's 0 shots last game. Unless he was taking shots from the centre circle I fail to see what argument you are putting forward here.

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          1. lol ^^^

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  3. Suarez will drop once more ?
    It will be briliant to buy him for 10.3

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    1. Hopefully! :-D

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    2. A.

      It was more brilliant to buy him for 9.5 ;)

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  4. Repost due to no clarity!

    Michu Or Fellaini?

    Pick one. Will most likely get the other next week.

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    1. Michu.

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    2. my vote goes to fellaini

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    3. Affro for the tie ^^

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    4. Afro for the win!!

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      1. 3-2 in favour of Fellaini

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  5. after this week is everyone doing fletcher to defoe?

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    1. Yes, everyone.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. but Adeba gametime ?

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    3. not this week..maybe after the game against southampton, planning to do fletcher -> berbatov, want to see whether fulham can return to scoring goals when ruiz return

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  6. KoL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member

    My team for the weekend is -

    Begovic
    Hughes Baines Cuellar Demel
    Michu Silva Cazorla Puncheon
    Lambert (c) VP

    Foster Sterling Clyne Suarez

    Everything look in order?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. put clyne off the bench 1st , doubt sterling will do anything with no suarez , u know just in case

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        1. KoL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member

          I fancy Reading to score v Soton

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    2. I would start Sterling over Demel.

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  7. Taarabt suits perfectly my transfer plans for the next three GWs. With Wigan's defence in trouble, do we think QPR can score one or two?

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    1. Very doubtful. They are shocking.

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    2. sure , we also didnt think qpr would be last

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    3. we are still waiting for Taarabt to explode???
      After 2 seasons??

      I don't think so...

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  8. Maloney out - Fellaini in
    for a -4pts hit....Worths it?

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    1. i would do it honestly he just keeps producing but maloney does have a gd fixture

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    2. maybe wait a week

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      1. even if he's injured???? :shock:

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    3. Who will play otherwise?

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      1. gonna laugh at me....
        if i don't do that, i'll be fielding 5 def!!! (Enrique, Shorey, Cameron, Raf, Cuellar)
        my bench is Bale, Maloney, Suarez!!!

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        1. 8)
          Get it done.

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        2. ah ok , then id do it whos the rest of ur team?

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    4. do it..maloney is still injured i think

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    5. Thx Guys
      Fellaini IN

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  9. Captain & Subs is a tricky one this week. How does this look. Any better suggestions

    Mignolet CHE (H), RDG (H)
    Mariappa SOU (A), SUN (A) Jose Enrique WHU (A) Cuellar CHE (H), RDG (H)
    Sterling WHU (A) Puncheon RDG (H) Michu NOR (C) (H) Fellaini (VC) TOT (H) Mata SUN (A)
    Van Persie MCI (A) Tevez MUN (H)

    Gazzaniga RDG (H) Suarez WHU (A) Cameron AVL (A) Demel LIV (H)

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  10. Will Arsenal even score this weekend?

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    1. My crystal ball says yes.

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    2. Law of averages says yes

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      1. Also WBA aren't all that good on the road.

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      2. Paddy says yes

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    3. If i had to guess id say 65% yes

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    4. hm, if santi and walcott dont score this GW 2 goals each, they will be out from my team

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    5. Only 3 or 4

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  11. Another take on the Midfield. I think I have got it just about right. :-)

    http://members.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/my-stats-tables/view/1373

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    1. If you like it, please vote for it! :-D

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  12. which one do you prefer for GW18 onwards?

    A) SILVA CAZORLA fellaini michu sterling
    DEFOE rvp suarez

    B) BALE WALCOTT fellaini michu sterling
    TEVEZ rvp suarez

    C) BALE NOLAN fellaini michu sterling
    AGUERO rvp suarez

    D) (2 of BALE, SILVA & SANTI) fellaini michu sterling
    BERBATOV rvp suarez

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      1. haha, mata will stay in my team for only this GW..soon to be transfererd to Bale/Silva/Nolan.

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    1. D), imo, Bale and Santi. Don't like Sterling.

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      1. sterling is the best valued mid at his price. he's the bench fodder in this team, anyway.

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    2. im looking for B or C

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    3. D, with bale and silva

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  13. Just setting the team up for the weekend. Thoughts?

    McCarthy
    Enrique Gorkss Mertsacker
    Michu(vc) Sterling Fellaini Sess(c) Walcott
    Berbatov Suarez

    Begovic RVP Clyne Rafael

    A) Bench likes points off late, hence Bego and RVP on the bench
    B) Would you change the order, captaincy, etc?

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    1. Hmmm. OK. Could be dodgy if Gorkss comes on halfway through the second game.

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      1. Still worth it eh doos? or not?

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        1. Nope. Don't muck abaht ... :-D

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          1. Start Clyne you reckon?

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    2. i have bego & mcCarthy too, how do justify you A move?

      (C) & (VC) picks look fine to me.

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      1. sorry, how do you justify A move?

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        1. McCarty and Suarez won't play....

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      2. McCarthy wont play. Suarez wont either.

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        1. so it's worth the gamble to start mcCarthy ahead of bego? if he plays at sunderland and concede 4, while bego gets save points/CS against villla, wouldn't you be annoyed?

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          1. McCarthy is not fit.

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            1. alright, all the best with your cheeky moves. i'd play clyne ahead of gorkss.

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    3. Are you seriously benching RVP?

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      1. rvp will come off for suarez..cheeky :)

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    4. This is an honest question: why do people do this points off the bench thing? I really don't get it. It seems like it serves no other function than to mess with people whoo aren't paying attention, or to screw up the GW average until after the final matches. Am I missing something here?

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      1. My bench likes points.

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        1. Ah, I get it. Your bench, like mine, mystically attracts points, so you take advantage of that by putting your actual players on it when you can. It's a reason. :)

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    5. Good one. Still Sess captain will be nothing more than 8 points.

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      1. we'll see about that

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  14. When is the first date of January WC ?

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    1. GW22 I think.

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    2. you can activate it as from 1st january....if that's what you are looking for :s

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  15. Guys, please help with my team:

    Begovic (Vorm)

    Rafael Cuellar Enrique Demel Clyne

    Cazorla Michu Fellaini Sterling Scheirdelin

    RVP Giroud Suarez

    Got 1FT and 0 in the bank :(

    Where should I use my FT? Willing to take a hit if it come to that.

    Thanks everyone.

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    1. Schneiderlin --> Marveaux is a good option.

      Otherwise keep the FT, doesn't seem to need any changes

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      1. Schneiderlin ---> Robson-Kanu for DGW

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  16. So looks like im going 4-3-3 for the first time this season.

    Reina
    Baines / G.Johnson / Cuellar / Shorey
    Silva / Walcott / Sessegnon (c)
    RVP / Giroud / Fletcher (vc)

    Begovic / Puncheon / Sterling / Nelsen

    Hoping to start crawling myself back into the top 1k.

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    1. i would put puncheon ahead of johnson though

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      1. Hmmmm I agree that I really want to play Puncheon. Not sure on benching GJ though, especially with his attacking potential. With Silva/Walcott & Fletcher doubts then there is a good chance he may play anyway.

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        1. sterling has a gr8er attackin threat then GJ and you've benched him.. cant see pool gettin any past whm without suarez.. play puncheon

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    2. Benching Puncheon will hurt.

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  17. Hope Ramirez stays a doubt. Foolishly did an early double transfer:

    Ramirez + Berbs --> Michu + Defoe.

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    1. That is a GOOD transfer! :-)

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      1. I'm kinda hiding the (-4) hit part, Leaves me with a team of:

        Foster - Guzan
        Rafael - Mertesacker - Nelsen - Wisdom - Gallas
        Michu - Fellaini - Walcott - Stering - Mata
        Defoe - Suarez - RVP

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        1. You have improved the team. You won't catch me with more than one of Walcott, Sterling and Mata.

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          1. Yea its a long term plan til the January wildcard. Providing Pool don't crumble, and Adebayor doesn't oust Defoe then I'll be happy.Worried about Gallas/Wisdom certainty

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            1. Gallas shall become Benoit for me. ;-)

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    1. is it kind of april fool? :)

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      1. No, it was there, with some exceptionally dodgy grammar. The boy Torres done good!!! ;-)

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        1. I just read the damn thing!

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          1. I posted, too - drawing attention to this! ;-)

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  18. Mignolet (Federici)
    Cameron Cuellar Demel (Clyne Gorkks)
    Mata Cazorla Fellaini Puncheon Sterling
    Rvp Ba (Suarez)

    3.8 in the bank
    1 FT
    A) Save transfer
    B) Gorkks to Shorey and bench Demel/Sterling
    C) Puncheon to Michu (Dont like this at all as Puncheon looks nailed on this week with Ramirez a doubt)
    D) Sterling to Michu/Walcott (Dont like this either as next week i'll have Gorkks, Puncheon, Clyne and Mata on the bench!)

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      1. thanks.. that's my favorite tbh.. Can play Shorey next week too for attackin points and concentrate on transfers elsewhere as i got a lot of players goin missin next week

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    1. play clyne over cameron

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  19. Play Brunt or Sterling?

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    1. Tough call, Liverpool could be hopeless without Suarez and Arsenal's defence could crumble.

      Sterling is also paying a forward position but Brunt is on most set pieces. Maybe Brunt (just).

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      1. Cheers..i just hope brunt starts...

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      1. Hmm.. Got a feeling Arse- WBA will have goals and wouldnt be surprised if WBa win or draw it.. a tough decision..

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  20. did mata go off with injury or rested for saturday?? how did he play?????

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    1. played brilliantly.. 2 assists and a goal also.. rested.. prob my captain on saturday

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      1. was my cptn in cl fantasy what a great guy!

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    2. Taken off to give him a rest. He was showing no mercy...1 goal and 2 assists (3 assists if you were to go by FPL rules)

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      1. cheers guysss. grrrrrrrrr. hate it when they perform amazing in CL and get no fantasy points for it lol.

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    3. Goal and 3 assists as far as I heard. Don't know if he was taken off early, I didn't see the game. With Rafa in charge,I'm expecting him not to start anyway :roll:

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      1. He'll start, they need a win

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      2. if he went off early most likely he will start. hazard has played alot since rafa came so if anyone of the trio is rested could be hazard

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      3. rafa will start him if he want to stay as longer as chelsea manager

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  21. Interesting that the first 3 paragraphs of the article are dedicated to Readings defending options. Considering they have kept only 1 clean sheet and have two away games it's fairly obvious to stay away form Reading altogether.

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    1. Shorey is a 6th midfielder(7th if you have baines already)

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    2. THAT's what i needed to know after getting Shorey in for a hit.... :(

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    3. a lot of shorey's love is due to his attacking points, not defending

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    4. Everton have kept 2 clean sheets and boast the second highest scoring defender.

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      1. who just happens to be on nearly all set pieces and pens. Sold him last week, not worth the headache

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
        1. Baines hasn't had a penalty yet and Shorey has set pieces too.

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          1. Baines scored a pen against wigan

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  22. The New Post...it vanished. I posted???? :shock:

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    1. My " First" ruined! :-)

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    2. that's why.

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  23. Fulham Football Club ‏@FulhamFC

    Our Manager also says Bryan Ruiz has aggravated his injury and is set to be out for 4 weeks

    As a Berba owner, bugger.

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    1. Double Bugger. Feck, even. :-(

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    2. Feck!!

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  24. hav bale want to ship him out but tomorrow after press conf's , is he xpctd to fall before that ?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago

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