January
10

Having indulged in the numbers behind the top ten individuals in Defence and Midfield, we end our series of articles for members by examining the top performers over the Christmas period amongst the forwards.

Just as Steven Gerrard dominated in the midfielders bracket over the Christmas period, Luis Suarez reigned supreme amongst the strikers. With five goals and two assists making him the most profitable forward on show, surpassing even Robin Van Persie’s FPL returns in the same window.

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  1. So, simple question - Suarez or Baines?

    • 3 years, 29 days ago
    1. Suarez.

      • 3 years, 29 days ago
    2. ccc

      Suarez

      • 3 years, 29 days ago
    3. Baines! Look at Everton's fixtures.

      Can afford to wait on Suarez for 3 or 4 gameweeks.

      • 3 years, 29 days ago
      1. good luck with that

        • 3 years, 29 days ago
      2. Agreed. Great for next 4, even with DGWs on. Was going for Baines, but very tempted both Baines and Fellaini

        • 3 years, 29 days ago
  2. Re Lawro's Everton divinations: http://i.imgur.com/P0KZC.png

    • 3 years, 29 days ago
    1. lol not surprised to see Liverpool near the bottom as well, he predicts them to win every game

      • 3 years, 29 days ago
  3. On my WC atm. Planning Puncheon > Gerrard next week...should I do Puncheon > Ramirez this week?

    • 3 years, 29 days ago
    1. Poe que no Los dos?

      • 3 years, 28 days ago
  4. With only Mata, Ba and Clyne for the DGW, is there anyone else worth bringing in for a hit?

    Ramirez? Cole perhaps?

    • 3 years, 29 days ago
    1. Ramirez maybe, for who?

      • 3 years, 29 days ago
        • 3 years, 29 days ago
        1. +9

          • 3 years, 28 days ago
  5. People with a second WC handy, Mignolet is a good enough stand alone keeper till GW31.

    Mignolet + 3.9 is a good option imo

    WHAM wig SWA rdg ARS wbrom FUL qpr NOR post which the tough fixtures start.

    • 3 years, 29 days ago
    1. Certainly considering him with Federici...or maybe him alone. He usually bags the odd CS + save points.

      • 3 years, 29 days ago
  6. After much deliberation I've decided to do Suarez -> Baa just for the DGW, I'll get Suarez back in for the Norwich game. After last nights disaster for Chelsea Baa is going to get plenty of game time.....cant wait for the weekend games now... Bring it On !

    • 3 years, 29 days ago
    1. did same. suarez to baaaa + gerard to hazard cuz i got mata, so ,3 chelsea players.
      after dgw change back. ba to suarez, hazard to wallcot...

      • 3 years, 29 days ago
  7. What to do with O'Brien? Am on WC so switching to Demel would be easy. Not sure which one to have for the double and beyond.

    • 3 years, 29 days ago
    1. Big Sam says he a while away. I've changed to Demel.

      • 3 years, 29 days ago
    2. ccc

      I have O'Brien as well, but considering bringing in Demel for O'Brien or R. Martin.

      • 3 years, 29 days ago
  8. is henriquez nailed on?

    • 3 years, 29 days ago
    1. As Kone's gone AWOL with ACON, I'd say 95%

      • 3 years, 29 days ago
      1. is he not then a sure thing for a third forward for a person on their wildcard?

        • 3 years, 29 days ago
    2. It'll cause problems later.

      • 3 years, 29 days ago
  9. I'm about to buy Football Manager for the first time since 2002...bad mistake? Life gone possibly?

    • 3 years, 29 days ago
    1. You'll notice that quite a bit has changed. If you thought it was time consuming before...

      • 3 years, 29 days ago
      1. I can't see to take this hat off. I want my cap back!

        • 3 years, 29 days ago
        1. Evs
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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          Clear your cache. Reset the grav. Clear it again but... I'm guessing you know that.

          • 3 years, 29 days ago
    2. Evs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      Can you get it on iPad do you know hat?

      • 3 years, 29 days ago
      1. yeah ya can

        • 3 years, 29 days ago
        1. Evs
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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          Lovely.

          I'll buy it before my next hols.

          Have you used it on iPad by any chance?

          • 3 years, 29 days ago
          1. i used it on an adroid tablet and an iphone and it has ruined my life with its addictiveness 😀

            • 3 years, 29 days ago
  10. ccc

    My Defence. Any advice?

    Shawcross & Cameron vs. Chelsea
    Gibbs vs. Man City
    R. Martin vs. Newcastle
    O'Brien likely injured out of the DGW. Should I do Martin > Demel for a hit?

    • 3 years, 29 days ago
  11. Decided on the WC... mightn't be on tomorrow heading to England for the weekend and seeing the United Liverpool game on Sunday. Extremely Excited 😀

    Anyway.

    Jaask (Foster)
    Luiz, Gibbs, Harte Demel, Davies
    Mata. Bale, Walcott, Michu, Gaston
    RVP, Ba, Lambert

    1.1 in the bank.

    It's a little DGW influenced. Mata - Cazorla, Gaston - Cole-Nolan next week for -4.
    Fingers crossed 😐

    • 3 years, 29 days ago
    1. Dude lucky you. Its my dream to go to a match one day! how much were tickets?

      • 3 years, 28 days ago
  12. TA6

    What do you think is the best way to go? I have no Chelsea coverage so far.

    A. Cuellar, Suarez > Luiz, Ba
    B. Nastasic, Cazorla > Azpi, Mata
    C. Foster, Berba > Turnbull, Ba

    All for a hit.

    Cheers

    • 3 years, 29 days ago
    1. C)
      but can u do it without turnbull for foster?.. turnbull is not guaranteed

      • 3 years, 29 days ago
    2. Berbatov at home to Wigan and with his improving numbers is not the right choice I believe..
      Was debating the turnball move but maybe Hilario will come in!

      A for me by a good margin !

      • 3 years, 28 days ago
  13. New post

    • 3 years, 29 days ago
    1. link? 😉

      • 3 years, 29 days ago
  14. Ha, in order to have Suarez in my team, I have to have 3 Reading players - Federici, Mariappa, and Guthrie 😀

    • 3 years, 29 days ago
    1. They will all score huge points this week, I feel Guthrie especially is just waiting to explode..

      • 3 years, 29 days ago
  15. A or B gentlemen:

    A)
    Bego / Turnbull
    Zabaleta / Gibbs / Davies / Demel / Harte
    Bale / Walcott / Mata / Michu / Marveaux
    Suarez / RVP / Ba

    B)
    Bego / Turnbull
    Baines / Gibbs / Davies / Demel / Harte
    Bale / Walcott / Mata / Michu / Fellaini
    Ruiz / RVP / Ba

    • 3 years, 29 days ago
    1. So basically:

      (A) Suarez, Marveaux and Zabaletta
      (B) Ruiz, Fellaini and Baines

      • 3 years, 29 days ago
      1. Have u read the numbers game - forwards article? Suarez is a must have. So i'd do A) but i wouldnt be that sure about marveaux or turnbull

        • 3 years, 29 days ago
        1. Toby, have you decited on your captaincy?:)

          • 3 years, 28 days ago
  16. am I right in thinking that O'Brien is looking unlikely to make it back for the DGW23?

    • 3 years, 29 days ago
    1. Pau
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      hope not

      • 3 years, 28 days ago
  17. Who to bench out of

    A) Cazorla (also got Walcott)
    B) Pienaar
    C) Hernandez

    Team linked

    • 3 years, 29 days ago
    1. personally bench B

      • 3 years, 28 days ago
  18. A. Suarez + Fellaini / Michu > Ba + Mata -4

    or

    B. Defoe + Berbatov + Michu > Mata + Ba + Lambert?

    • 3 years, 29 days ago
    1. I'm considering doing A as well.. As you see below.

      • 3 years, 28 days ago
  19. Suarez- Ba
    And
    Michu - Mata for a hit ?

    Already have Luiz...

    Suarez and Michu are the two in form players right now and replacing them seems crazy
    What are people's thoughts?
    Have a WC in a couple of weeks to play so I ll be able to mix it up again later.
    Want to capitalise on the DGW..

    Mata looks like he's going to go crazy. Ba might not start both games...
    If I don't bring in Mata , I'm considering captaining David Luiz too.

    • 3 years, 29 days ago
    1. watching the game the other night i think Hazard is more likely than Mata to have a run of good fpl points...Only one game but that's how it looked on the night...

      • 3 years, 28 days ago
      1. Taking out Suarez or Michu for a hit aint good business

        I'm captaining Luiz (over Torres)

        • 3 years, 28 days ago
        1. Thinking of just the Suarez/ Ba move and seeing how Ba goes.
          That will leave 2.0 for next week and the WC the following week !

          Cheers

          • 3 years, 28 days ago
      2. Interesting -- there are no certs in this game!
        Mata, hazard, Oscar, lamps, Torres, Ba

        Who knows what those guys and BENITEZ will do..
        Mata can do no wrong according to the polls and the above article!

        Chelsea might be set up for a fall this Gameweek!
        Wouldn't be the first time..

        Re considering any HIT now..

        • 3 years, 28 days ago
  20. Joe Cole looked lively the last day, anybody thinking of getting him in as a cheeky differential??

    • 3 years, 28 days ago
    1. Bueller? Anyone?

      • 3 years, 28 days ago
    2. Everyone will tell you not to. But that's what makes him a differential

      • 3 years, 28 days ago
  21. Need help with who to bench out of:

    Fellaini bale Walcott mata Michu
    Berbatov RVP Ba

    I'm currently thinking Michu...

    • 3 years, 28 days ago
    1. tough one. I've got Michu on the bench atm

      • 3 years, 28 days ago
    2. Bench ba. Probs start on bench both games

      • 3 years, 28 days ago
  22. My defense:
    Begovic/Tremmel
    Davies/Harte/O'Brien/Baker/Cameron

    Tremmel/O'Brien -> Turnbull/MartinR?
    Next week:
    Turnbull/Baker -> Cerny/Demel?

    • 3 years, 28 days ago
    1. If taking hits.. May as well get in. 2x gameweek defender

      • 3 years, 28 days ago
  23. who to play? Puncheon double GW or Dzeko ???

    • 3 years, 28 days ago
    1. Puncheon could easily get 2 + 2. Whereas dzeko could score 2 goals. But then again who knows

      • 3 years, 28 days ago
  24. I've chosen the Wildcard option for better or worse..
    Mignolet (Szcesney)

    Shaw, Luiz, Harte. (Demel, Gibbs)

    Mata, Fellaini, Walcott, Ramirez, ( Snodgrass)

    RvP, Ba, Ruiz

    0.1 in the account.
    Would really appreciate feedback on this one!

    • 3 years, 28 days ago

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