We’re down to the last four now in the Fantasy Football Scout Paddy Power Cup VII now. The next round will take place over Gameweek 22 and will see David Bevan’s “ange1range1” take on Sir Alex Jnr’s “Milehigh” – the former is the clear underdog going into this one; although he’s nestled inside the top 7,000, David’s opponent has moved ominously into 34th place overall after yesterday’s seven fixtures.

Site regular “WildRover” is the early favourite heading into the second semi-final. He has moved up to 439th in the overall rankings ahead of tonight’s three remaining Gameweek 21 fixtures, while his opponent, Mr KK, is just inside the 30,000 mark. With winter wildcards available, however, the form book could easily be turned on its head as our quartet plot for silverware…

1 ange1range1 Vs MileHigh
2 Wild rover Vs Mr.KK

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  1. is pienarr going to be a better option that fellani if fellani is deeper??

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  2. PSG are some team now with Moura. Hopefully they can gel the players together and make some good chemistry.

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. i actually feel bad for the french players they had before the big money came in !
      there is some talk about hoatau coming to sunderland

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. *guillaume hoarau*

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
      2. French Media said that Hoarau has left Doha, where PSG players are training. He could be going to China though.

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
        1. he could be could to a mid table team in the PL, but if he goes to china, its for the money !

          • 3 years, 1 month ago
    2. Watching em play now? Looking good.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  3. Amongst all the Ba/Torres chat one thing sticks out to me...RVP + Saurez are now essential. Scorers, generally starters, the hub of each team, what more do you want!

    Paired with either a mid-price in a 3-4-3, or budget for the bench in a 3-5-2. As a RVP/Saurez +Tevez owner, I'm thinking of getting the Afro fella back and going 3-5-2. My 6.0m left over will allow Ruiz nicely for the bench, or maybe Jones at 5.0m and invest a bit at the back?

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. Yep. Even before the Ba transfer talks, this was true.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    2. Suarez and Studge could be interesting. I'd see Brendan asking Luis to drop in behind Studge, which could be good for creativity but could hit goal output. Studge would then a be a 'Pool Defoe. For the price, I'll be giving Studge serious WC consideration over Luis.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  4. How nailed on is Hazard???

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. With the fat waitor in charge no player is nailed on even his love child fernando

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  5. Ba to Chelsea and Bale to Madrid gives me perfect front 8 for the rest of the season::



    what do you think about this guys???

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. Bale is far from confirmed afaik.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    2. Get a cheaper bench fodder than Ruiz as he'll almost certainly be benched every week. Pog would be my choice. Use the cash to upgrade defence.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  6. Could Chelsea not splashing major cash on a striker like Falcao actually have something to do with FFP or is Roman just tired of leaking cash?

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. This summer:

      Torres out, Falcao in.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    2. Roman has been adamant about Chelsea washing it's financial face in the long-term, so part of the ongoing strategy. But I would imagine that FFP has pushed the expediency button for them.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  7. The bloody trigger happy Stoke owners may have forced me into wildcarding: http://i.imgur.com/0Y4fF.png

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. 😀

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. I think I might need some Stoke cover.

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
    2. busy transfer window..

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    3. you'll be transferring out Stoke players forever

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    4. hmm, missing messi in your team.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    5. love the soutify button, i guess that adds moses,maloney, rvp, michu along with the two most talked about bandwagons for the given week to ur team automatically

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. Yep, it keeps putting Matty Taylor in there for some reason.

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
        1. he was average a couple of years back so it makes perfect sense

          • 3 years, 1 month ago
    6. tony pulis wet dream

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    7. What's happening? 😀

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  8. are their any new H2H leagues starting up? looking to join one

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. just set one up and drive everyone nuts by flogging it to death on here

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
        • 3 years, 1 month ago
  9. Going by the Everton lineup Fellaini is CM not Second Striker...Might be a worrying trend if it continues from an FPL perspective

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. hope that. I dont want to break my happy midfield

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    2. Line up out?

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. pienaar baines + anchiebe all start too

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
        1. posted by demi

          • 3 years, 1 month ago
    3. personally i think this would be ideal as the template would be broken somewhat....think i'm going Snodgrass instead of Fellaini for the WC

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. Depends whether Anichebe keeps his place...probably unlikely in the long run but he's been pretty good and Moyes has obviously decided not to drop him.

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
    4. Pienaar/Sess could become better options from now onwards if that is the case

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    5. Link please? Are the other line-ups out too?

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. Howard, Neville, Baines, Distin, Jags, Fellaini, Osman, Pienaar, Hitzelsperger, Jelly, Anichebe

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
  10. I love this JAN WC

    Another draft team

    rating out of 10 please ?


    Johnson Huth Vert

    Walcott Mata Pilk Bale

    Fletcher RVP Sturrige

    subs - Kaca Davies Harte

    Went for a balanced squad

    Solid keeper
    good defence
    strong mid
    good attack

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. dreadful

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. I agree, Way too heavy in defence.

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
      2. very dreadful

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
    2. would swap out sturridge/fletcher for berba and maybe downgrade vert/johnson to afford fellaini for pilk?

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  11. sturridge affecting suarez' fpl potential?

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  12. What changes shall i make to my WC??

    De Gea (Rudd)
    Evans J / Gibbs / Zabaleta (Cuellar / Mariappa)
    Michu / Mata / Walcott / Fellaini (Marveaux)
    Berbatov / Dzeko / Van Persie

    planning to play Dzeko for a couple of weeks while Kun is out, not sure about having a dead sub keeper?

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  13. A) Aguero and Prog


    B) Suarez and Ruiz

    In a 352

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  14. So who are people thinking for Ba replacements?

    • 3 years, 1 month ago

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  • Williams
  • Alderweireld
  • Wijnaldum
  • André Ayew
  • Dele Alli
  • Roberto Firmino
  • Sánchez
  • Aguero
  • Kane
  • Moreno
  • Arnautovic
  • Giroud

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Last updated: 26 Jan, 2016 10:34pm
Player Club Factors
Up Hennessey CPL C, Vs, £
Down Butland STO C, Vs
Up Schmeichel LEI A
Up Forster SOT A
Up Courtois CHE B, Vs
Up Fabianski SWA A
No Change Boruc BOU B
No Change De Gea MUN B
No Change Cech ARS B, VsX
Up Foster WBA C, VsX


Last updated: 3 Feb, 2016 9:04am
Player Club Factors
Up Ivanovic CHE A, Vs
Up van Dijk SOT A
Down Baines EVE B, Vs
Up Dann CPL C, Vs
Up Cresswell WHM B, Vs
Up Williams SWA A
No Change Dawson WBA C
Down Alderweireld TOT B
No Change Daniels BOU A, £
No Change Fuchs LEI A
No Change Van Aanholt SUN A, VsX
Down Bellerín ARS C, VsX
Down Smalling MUN C
Down Moreno LIV C, Vs
Down Johnson STO B
Down Kolarov MCI B, Rest, Inj


Last updated: 3 Feb, 2016 11:14pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Payet WHM B, Vs
Up Roberto Firmino LIV A, Vs, OoP
Up Dele Alli TOT A, Inj
Up Barkley EVE C, Vs
Up André Ayew SWA A, OoP
Up Eriksen TOT A
Down Ozil ARS C, VsX
No Change Mahrez LEI C, VsX
Up Sánchez ARS C, VsX, Inj
Up Antonio WHM A, Vs, Rest, £
No Change Willian CHE B, Vs, Inj
No Change Wijnaldum NEW B
Down Arnautovic STO C, Vs, Inj
Up Silva MCI C
No Change Johnson SUN B, VsX


Last updated: 3 Feb, 2016 11:14pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Aguero MCI A
No Change Kane TOT B
Up Vardy LEI C
Up Diego Costa CHE A, Vs, Inj
No Change Ighalo WAT C, VsX
Up Rooney MUN A
Down Lukaku EVE C, Vs
No Change Giroud ARS B, VsX, Rest
Up Afobe BOU A, £
Down Austin SOT B, Inj

Selection Factors

A, B, C Current Form
Vs Favourable Fixtures
VsX Unfavourable Fixtures
Rest Rotation Risk
Inj Injured/Returning from Injury
OoP Out of Position
£ Potential Bargain
Sus Suspended/Near Suspension
Player Team YC
Colback NEW 9
Byram WHM 9
Lucas LIV 8
Jones SUN 8
Yacob WBA 8
Westwood AVL 7
Diego Costa CHE 7
Huth LEI 7
Can LIV 7
Mangala MCI 7
Shelvey NEW 7
Pieters STO 7
Dele Alli TOT 7
Dier TOT 7
Noble WHM 7

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