December
17

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. 3 game ban for Fellaini.

    • 2 years, 2 days ago
    1. ccc

      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?

      • 2 years, 2 days ago
      1. sterling due a rest maybe?

        • 2 years, 2 days ago
        1. ccc

          I doubt it after the home loss to Aston Villa

          • 2 years, 2 days ago
  2. Pienaar or yaya are the best bets for the next 3 gameweeks

    • 2 years, 2 days ago
  3. Breaking news: Fellaini has just sold himself in FPL.

    • 2 years, 2 days ago
  4. 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.

    • 2 years, 2 days ago
  5. enrique still a risk this weekend, anyone transferring

    • 2 years, 2 days ago
    1. JJO

      he is not a risk

      • 2 years, 2 days ago
  6. 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

    • 2 years, 2 days ago
  7. Fellaini + Rafael > Taarabt + Luiz (potential to play Midfield)?

    Worth a -4 hit?

    • 2 years, 2 days ago
      • 2 years, 2 days ago
  8. 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?

    • 2 years, 2 days ago
    1. Tomorrow afternoon hopefully.

      • 2 years, 2 days ago
  9. 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

    • 2 years, 2 days ago
    1. He is red flagged. Everton are not appealing the ban. Don't know if the two are connected, but that's what's happened.

      • 2 years, 2 days ago
    2. There is no way they will appeal
      If the fa dnt apply the ban, moyes will

      • 2 years, 2 days ago
  10. 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!

    • 2 years, 2 days ago
    1. wow you're nuts.

      • 2 years, 2 days ago
    2. ccc

      wait for wc

      • 2 years, 2 days ago
  11. 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.

    • 2 years, 2 days ago
    1. id bring in puncheon this week for felliani.

      next week bring in bale

      • 2 years, 2 days ago
  12. H2H coming down to the wire!

    Me: Sagna + 5pts

    Him: Santi + Shorey

    • 2 years, 2 days ago
  13. Who to transfer out 1st- Lallana, HRK or Fellaini?
    0.5m in bank & 1 FT

    • 2 years, 2 days ago
  14. How's this team?? alright or not alright

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

    • 2 years, 2 days ago
    1. good team. lacks a certain R V P tho

      • 2 years, 2 days ago
    2. Not alright -- RVP.

      • 2 years, 2 days ago
  15. Anyone actually thinking of just keeping Fellaini given that its only 3 games? Back 2 Jan.

    • 2 years, 2 days ago
    1. Depends how much money you will lose on him and how ge is ur bench

      • 2 years, 2 days ago
    2. ccc

      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.

      • 2 years, 2 days ago
      1. Appar Rodgers said Sterling needs rest. There was a tweet earlier Me thinks.

        • 2 years, 2 days ago
    3. 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.

      • 2 years, 2 days ago
    4. Everton might cash him in in Jan transfer wdw

      • 2 years, 2 days ago
  16. Risky transfer Suarez to torres

    • 2 years, 2 days ago
    1. 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

      • 2 years, 2 days ago
    2. Keep tab on sturridge injury and chelsa jan transfer activity

      • 2 years, 2 days ago
  17. 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

    • 2 years, 2 days ago
      • 2 years, 2 days ago
  18. Is Enrique fit for this weekend?

    • 2 years, 2 days ago
    1. too early

      • 2 years, 2 days ago
  19. JJO

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

    • 2 years, 2 days ago
    1. 0.9

      • 2 years, 2 days ago
      1. JJO

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

        • 2 years, 2 days ago
  20. fellaini has been flagged red :( now am gonna lose some .1 or .2 price on him

    • 2 years, 2 days ago
  21. 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.....

    • 2 years, 2 days ago
  22. Sterling probably reached max price. Time to sell?

    • 2 years, 2 days ago
    1. 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.

      • 2 years, 1 day ago
  23. 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?

    • 2 years, 1 day ago

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