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The Fantasy Flutter with Paddy Power – Gameweek 22

A run of victories for Paddy Power before the Christmas break finds us going into 2013 with a small deficit to chase. Having taken a flutter sabbatical over Christmas, we’re now back and invigorated, determined to claw back the few quid lost. Let’s see what Scout Pick inspired selection Paddy has dealt us for Gameweeek 22…

Chelsea’s double Gameweek crown jewels have been turning heads ever since their extra fixture with Southampton was announced and none shine so bright as Demba Ba. The new arrival at the Bridge was given a run-out at St Mary’s in the FA Cup and duly delivered a brace to spell it out – he’s not arrived to sit on the bench and watch Fernando Torres miss chances. Having been preserved for the midweek Capital One cup defeat to Swansea, there’s every chance that Ba will start at Stoke this weekend. Paddy are offering 11/4 on a Ba goal packaged with a Chelsea clean sheet and we’ll take that as our top bet, throwing down £4 to back Ba and Rafa Benitez’s boys.

Gareth Bale’s form is somewhat irresistible right now. De-railed only by the suspension which saw him miss the 3-1 win over Reading, the Bale express is back on the tracks with the QPR defence in his sights. Having seen Luis Suarez tear apart the R’s back four in the last Loftus Road outing, Bale owners will be fancying a haul from the Welshman, despite QPR’s stoic performance at Stamford Bridge last time out. Paddy have Bale to score with a Spurs clean sheet at 4/1 and we’ll take that for a couple of quid.

Our final single market bet involves another goalscoring midfielder back from suspension. Everton’s Marouane Fellaini has been a Fantasy all-star this term and looks set to earn his place in our team of the season. While there’s mounting speculation surrounding his future at Goodison, he’ll be in the Everton lineup to face Swansea and will carry a major threat to a side that is often troubled by an aerial ball and set-piece. A Fellaini goal looks good, although having conceded in each of their last 15, backing the clean sheet is a brave move. Nevertheless, we’ll put another £2 on Paddy’s odds of 10/3 on a Fellaini goal with an Everton shut-out against the Swans.

Our final two quid is reserved for the weekly treble, with Paddy offering 14/1 on a Robin Van Persie goal against Liverpool, a Juan Mata assist at Stoke and a Sunderland clean sheet at home to West Ham. It’s no guts, no glory, as we empty our stake money and hope for the stars to align on this one.

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  1. Joga Bonito®
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 3 months ago

    Sorry lads, not usually one to RMT but it's a Saturday morning and I've wildcarded so show me some love.

    What do you think?

    Bunn (De Gea)

    Demel Luiz Sagna (Davies Wilson)

    Michu Mata Walcott Taarabt (Marveaux)

    Ba RVP Suarez

    Good to go?

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    1. interwebme
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 3 months ago

      Looks good mate. Bunn is an interesting one. I'm a Norwich fan and quite a few of us are unhappy with him as Ruddy's sub while he's out. We could start keeping cleenies but I'm not optimistic.

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    2. 808Shadow
        3 years, 3 months ago

        lol this is almost my team i used my wc for.

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    3. reedybob91
        3 years, 3 months ago

        If lamps doesnt play, who will take a chelsea pen?

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        1. Joga Bonito®
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 years, 3 months ago

          David Luiz 😉 Probably Mata I'd say.

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        2. footballoholic
            3 years, 3 months ago

            Luiz/Hazard probably.

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        3. dinamika
            3 years, 3 months ago

            Anybody got problem with FF website ? All players line up in vertical mode and not in place.
            lost on last page

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            1. subzero
                3 years, 3 months ago

                use IE

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                1. 808Shadow
                    3 years, 3 months ago

                    ewwww dont ever use IE

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                2. 1874FC
                    3 years, 3 months ago

                    I know at least three people with this problem since last night. I have it on my PC but not on my laptop.

                    Both are using Firefox so i think that it can't be a browser issue

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                3. si
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 years, 3 months ago

                  Torres is a great differential now this week. I still expect him to be 1st choice. Think the Ba love is a bit over the top on here.

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                  1. VKNG
                      3 years, 3 months ago

                      You reckon?
                      I was thinking of doing Suarez -> Ba.

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                    • There's Always One!
                        3 years, 3 months ago

                        Go back to bed mate

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                      • interwebme
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        3 years, 3 months ago

                        Agreed, rotation is too much a risk when there are know performers for simular prices.

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                    • VKNG
                        3 years, 3 months ago

                        New post.

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                      • The ghost of a Pug's g…
                          3 years, 3 months ago

                          I've just dropped Michu

                          And I've captainned RVP even though i have Luiz, Mata and Ba.

                          Crazy? Most certainly

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                          1. ebb2sparky
                              3 years, 3 months ago

                              Never crazy to captain RVP but i wouldn't have dropped michu

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                          2. SuperOsçarBaby
                              3 years, 3 months ago

                              Holt ?? He scored two headed goals v Newcastle last season....

                              and Newcastle have conceded more headed goals (11) than any other team in the top flight.

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                            • Keep calm and hoof me the b…
                                3 years, 3 months ago

                                Play Michu or Cazorla? I also have walcott

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                                1. 808Shadow
                                    3 years, 3 months ago

                                    why not play them all?

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                                2. Sting
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  3 years, 3 months ago

                                  Play Ruiz or Michu ??

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                                  1. Absinthe Minded
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    3 years, 3 months ago

                                    Ruiz

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                                3. suarez07
                                    3 years, 3 months ago

                                    Really tempted to captain Bale, despite having mata, ba and luiz. someone please convince me to captain a chelsea man.

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                                    1. John Nerdelbaum
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      3 years, 3 months ago

                                      'Arry tightened up after the Liverpool fiasco and he knows Bale inside out.

                                      I've not got Bale tho and I'm absolutely shnitting it! Captain Mata - in these DGW/WC days just having Gaz is enough of a diff

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                                  • John Nerdelbaum
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    3 years, 3 months ago

                                    Post DGW WC team. Been playing around with it and I would prefer a 3rd striker instead of the 'Power 5' but those 5 are just too damn hard to ignore

                                    Bego Bunn

                                    Baines Zab Demel Wilson Davies

                                    The generic 5

                                    RVP Suarez Pog

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                                  • Supersonic LFC YNWA
                                      3 years, 3 months ago

                                      Who to drop from Bale Fellaini Punch Rvp Suarez?

                                      Capt Mata or Ba?

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                                      1. adams_6
                                          3 years, 3 months ago

                                          Ouchie
                                          Drop Punch despite DGW
                                          Armband Ba

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                                        • John Nerdelbaum
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          3 years, 3 months ago

                                          Your man or Punch

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                                        • John Nerdelbaum
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          3 years, 3 months ago

                                          Capt Mata

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                                        • lightspeed
                                            3 years, 3 months ago

                                            I have decided to bench Suarez using CS and scoring odds.

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                                        • There's Always One!
                                            3 years, 3 months ago

                                            Any Chelsea fans here? Mata or Ba for captain. My gut says Ba but my fecking head says Mata

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                                            1. The ghost of a Pug's g…
                                                3 years, 3 months ago

                                                And as a result I've gone for RVP

                                                Everyone is confused about game time. I know RVP will score (at least once)

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                                              • adams_6
                                                  3 years, 3 months ago

                                                  I'm same boat Ba feels right but every time I've gone with a risk I've been burned this season. I'm trying again and going with my gut. Ba

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                                                • VKNG
                                                    3 years, 3 months ago

                                                    Not a fan, but everything points towards Mata being the superior option.

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                                                  • lightspeed
                                                      3 years, 3 months ago

                                                      Ba is looking very dangerous

                                                      My logic is that mata may well share points with the other mids. Ba on the other hand may play as a lone striker and reap all the rewards.

                                                      The risk comes from Southampton game. Hopefully RB will play 2 up top, or maybe not.

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                                                      1. adams_6
                                                          3 years, 3 months ago

                                                          That's my feeling exactly . Why go with the sheep and captain Mata? Baaaaaa all the way
                                                          Bah
                                                          Bah
                                                          Bah

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                                                      2. adams_6
                                                          3 years, 3 months ago

                                                          Don't bother asking Chelski fans. They're all thick

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                                                      3. There's Always One!
                                                          3 years, 3 months ago

                                                          R Martin or Harte long term?

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                                                          1. There's Always One!
                                                              3 years, 3 months ago

                                                              Or a Southampton defender for just this week? It's hard to see it paying of

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                                                              1. adams_6
                                                                  3 years, 3 months ago

                                                                  Can you really see Southampton defender even keeping his 2 points?

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                                                                  1. There's Always One!
                                                                      3 years, 3 months ago

                                                                      Na not really. Ii have one place to fill I've got Gibbs, Azp, O'Brien, Demel, _________ 4.2m

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                                                              2. Litti
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                3 years, 3 months ago

                                                                Cheap midfielder for the 23 double, Noble or Nolan?

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                                                              3. SupaX
                                                                  3 years, 3 months ago

                                                                  Who to bench, Walcott or puncheon??
                                                                  Surely arsenal will score some goals against city, I also have lambert for Southampton.

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                                                                • benzieyeah
                                                                    3 years, 3 months ago

                                                                    Think DGW but also longer term

                                                                    A) Puncheon & Ba
                                                                    B) Bale & Ruiz

                                                                    What would you prefer? B would mean playing 352 most weeks

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                                                                    1. There's Always One!
                                                                        3 years, 3 months ago

                                                                        B for me.can't see punch doing much

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