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Boxing Day Fixture Doubts Mount

Fantasy managers were given a heads-up over potential changes to the Gameweek 19 fixture list after a proposed London Underground strike was today confirmed by the Aslef union. The industrial action by tube station workers has yet to be ratified by the authorities but with three games scheduled to take place in London on Boxing Day, this has major repercussions if given the go-ahead:

While QPR have this afternoon confirmed their home clash with West Brom will take place as planned, Arsenal’s Emirates encounter with West Ham and Fulham’s encounter with Southampton at the Cottage could face disruption – a scenario which will leave Fantasy managers struggling to cope and perhaps staring points hits in the face.

At the same point last season, Arsenal called off their match with Wolves but due to the fact that their next game was not until December 31, they simply put the game back 24-hours – this time round, they don’t have that option. With their Gameweek 20 fixture at home to Newcastle scheduled for December 29, it seems that Arsene Wenger’s side will be left with no option but to postpone the Hammers clash for a later date in 2013, should the strike go ahead. Martin Jol’s men could be in the same situation. Fulham’s following fixture at home to Swansea also takes place on December 29 so they, too, could be left without a fixture. However, a report in the Daily Mail today suggested that, at this moment in time, Fulham’s Boxing Day fixture is to go ahead.

We’ve spoken to Arsenal earlier and they have confirmed they are currently in meetings with police to assess the situation – an announcement from the club is expected within the next 24-hours.

As we await news as to whether the FA will charge Marouane Fellaini following his headbutt on Ryan Shawcross, it seems there could be plenty of transfer activity just around the corner as 15-man squads are restructured to cope with the upcoming ramifications. While the possible postponements could potentially lead to the rescheduling of fixtures in January and hand us a chance to utilise our winter wildcards more efficiently, the knock-on effect on the short-term makes the strength of our benches more essential than ever, with many teams struggling to field a starting XI if the rail strike comes to fruition.

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  1. Pineybyrne
    4 years, 11 months ago

    3 game ban for Fellaini.

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    1. ccc
      4 years, 11 months ago

      I'm thinking of holding onto Fellaini during the ban. I bought him at 7m. I could play Sterling or Maybe another defender. Anyone else holding onto Fellaini during the ban?

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      1. Absinthe Minded
        4 years, 11 months ago

        sterling due a rest maybe?

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        1. ccc
          4 years, 11 months ago

          I doubt it after the home loss to Aston Villa

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  2. Menace 1888
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Pienaar or yaya are the best bets for the next 3 gameweeks

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  3. isacki: full casual
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Breaking news: Fellaini has just sold himself in FPL.

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  4. Gooders
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Best replacement for Fellaini upto 8.4? Current midfield of Cazorla Dempsey Michu Sterling. A bit leftover will allow me to get Mata or Bale for Dempsey too.

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  5. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    4 years, 11 months ago

    enrique still a risk this weekend, anyone transferring

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    1. JJO
      4 years, 11 months ago

      he is not a risk

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  6. ManTree(v2!) or just JAY!
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Hey folks

    I have 1 FT and £0.5m in the bank.

    Begovic, Ruddy

    Nelsen, Enrique, Demel, Cuellar, Gorkks

    Sessegnon, Michu, Bale, Fellaini, Sterling

    RVP, Aguero, Suarez

    Thinking of doing a -4 bringing in Mata and Clark/Clyne for Fellaini and Enrique?

    Or I could keep Enrique and sell Sessegnon for Taarabt??!!

    Thoughts please?
    Thank you

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  7. TheresOnly1AW
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Fellaini + Rafael > Taarabt + Luiz (potential to play Midfield)?

    Worth a -4 hit?

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    1. nevercaptorres
      4 years, 11 months ago

      noo

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  8. stephenl15
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 11 months ago

    When can we expect the Fellaini replacement article? I'm leaning towards Ashley Young over Yaya, why hasnt Young been mentioned at all as a replacement by anyone?

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    1. stilicho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Tomorrow afternoon hopefully.

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  9. Daniel - DEXIT
    4 years, 11 months ago

    So Fell won't be red flagged cause there is time for Eve to appeal and the ban isn't immediate no? Seems he will drop tonight after all

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    1. Quite Big Dunc
      4 years, 11 months ago

      He is red flagged. Everton are not appealing the ban. Don't know if the two are connected, but that's what's happened.

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    2. big oak
      4 years, 11 months ago

      There is no way they will appeal
      If the fa dnt apply the ban, moyes will

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  10. stupendous
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Im officially gone of the edge.....ive lost it.....marbles gone...................

    8pt hit on a MOnday for pete sake!!!!!!!

    Out Maloney, Fellaini and RVP........in........Puncheon, Mata and Rooney.

    Begovic
    Rafael Demel Enrique
    Puncheon Silva Michu Mata
    Rooney Suarez Defoe

    I like this though!!! So many captain options every week!

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    1. Acquafresca
      4 years, 11 months ago

      wow you're nuts.

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    2. ccc
      4 years, 11 months ago

      wait for wc

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  11. Jose is Legend
    4 years, 11 months ago

    What transfer(s) would you make if you had this team?

    Begovic,
    Ridgewell (50%), Mertesacker, Demel
    Mata, Nolan, Sterling, Michu
    RVP, Suarez, Defoe

    Ruddy (injured), Cuellar, Cameron, Fellani.

    I can currently sell Fellani for £7.6m. Therefore, it would require a hit somewhere to fund Silva.

    I have 0.8m in the bank and 1 FT.

    Thank you very much.

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    1. rvp786
      4 years, 11 months ago

      id bring in puncheon this week for felliani.

      next week bring in bale

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  12. Acquafresca
    4 years, 11 months ago

    H2H coming down to the wire!

    Me: Sagna + 5pts

    Him: Santi + Shorey

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  13. HappyAnkit
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Who to transfer out 1st- Lallana, HRK or Fellaini?
    0.5m in bank & 1 FT

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  14. Thomass
    4 years, 11 months ago

    How's this team?? alright or not alright

    Jussi/Bego
    Mertesacker/Nastasic/Johnson/(Davies, Shorey)
    Mata(C) Bale Michu Puncheon Cazorla
    Suarez-(Benteke, Berbatov)

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    1. rvp786
      4 years, 11 months ago

      good team. lacks a certain R V P tho

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    2. Acquafresca
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Not alright -- RVP.

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  15. MJ6987 (Denver)
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Anyone actually thinking of just keeping Fellaini given that its only 3 games? Back 2 Jan.

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    1. big oak
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Depends how much money you will lose on him and how ge is ur bench

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    2. ccc
      4 years, 11 months ago

      I am thinking about it. I bought him at 7m. I don't want to lose the 1m value difference. I may play Sterling or a third defender during the 3 match ban. Fellaini is a must have this season for me, especially with his low price relative to other higher priced midfielders.

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      1. Christina.
        4 years, 11 months ago

        Appar Rodgers said Sterling needs rest. There was a tweet earlier Me thinks.

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    3. Mithrandir, the Grey Pilgri…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 11 months ago

      I raised this possibility last night but was rightly reminded that selling now saves our TV and also we have the January WC from his return so can just get him back using that, so maybe pointless keeping.

      Plus Christmas fixture schedule, need for full bench, etc.

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    4. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Everton might cash him in in Jan transfer wdw

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  16. FBI Man
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Risky transfer Suarez to torres

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    1. JUNITED
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Don't worry I also sell Suarez for Rooney even though i have RVP. It's because Im a United fans and I'm sick and bored to say "Come on Suarez score!!!" As a United fans i shouldn't do that

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    2. big oak
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Keep tab on sturridge injury and chelsa jan transfer activity

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  17. JUNITED
    4 years, 11 months ago

    My Midfield:
    Michu - Sessegnon - Nolan - Fellaini - Guthrie.
    I have 1.2 in bank just one transfer.

    a) Fellaini to Puncheon (I can get Bale or Mata next week by selling Sessegnon or Nolan)
    b) Fellaini to Taarabt (I can get Bale or Mata next week by selling Sessegnon or Nolan)
    c) Fellaini to Yaya Toure (But i can't get Bale or Mata next week)
    d) Fellaini to Sterling (I can get Bale or Mata next week by selling Sessegnon or Nolan)
    e) Fellaini to Lennon

    Which one guys? I will appreciate your choice and If you cann please give reason and i will appreciate the reason too

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    1. big oak
      4 years, 11 months ago

      B

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  18. Fernando Torres
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Is Enrique fit for this weekend?

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    1. Jax
      4 years, 11 months ago

      too early

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  19. JJO
    4 years, 11 months ago

    So the max fall of Fellaini's price during this 3 matches is???

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    1. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 11 months ago

      0.9

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      1. JJO
        4 years, 11 months ago

        And the most realistic drop?
        And what about those flagged players that cant lose value?maybe I didnt understand well

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  20. RooneyforLife
    4 years, 11 months ago

    fellaini has been flagged red 🙁 now am gonna lose some .1 or .2 price on him

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  21. Godfather Bandit 42
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Hey Fellaini-Flickers!!!
    I've got Mata, Michu, Cazorla, Sterling, RVP & Suarez. Can't afford to get Silva without a hit. So.......

    A) Fellaini>Yaya/Lennon?
    B) Fellaini>Puncheon/Tarrabt?
    C) Fellaini>Puncheon & Le Fondre>Ba?
    D) Fellaini>Puncheon & Clyne>Baines/Ivanovich/Rafael?

    All Advice always Appreciated.....

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  22. Gabantoya
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Sterling probably reached max price. Time to sell?

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    1. Uncle John from Jamaica
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Got him at 4.5m and he plays attacking three every single week. Would else are you going to get in for the same money with that potential. He is a keeper in my book.

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  23. Uncle John from Jamaica
    4 years, 11 months ago

    As a Liverpool defencer at nearly £6m when I got him what are thoughts on Enrique. Now he seems to be playing as a defender again is he overpriced?

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