January
14

Our regular look at the upcoming schedules, taking in the next four to six Gameweeks, is rolled out once again. Arsenal and West Ham’s appeal is boosted by their imminent doubles and, while the likes of Swansea and City have reason to be cheerful, the bottom two are faced with a rough road to see them into the new year. With the season tickers freshly updated, let’s glance at what’s on offer…

The Strong

Swansea

Michael Laudrup’s side have three strong home games in the next six to take advantage of, as Stoke, QPR and Newcastle all roll up to the Liberty. While trips to Sunderland and West Ham could also be potentially prosperous, Swansea’s upcoming cup schedule suggests rest and rotation is likely to play a part in their manager’s thoughts; Wednesday’s FA Cup replay at Arsenal is the start of a run of games which sees them play five times in 17 days – a win at the Emirates would add another fixture to that congested schedule.

Nevertheless, this won’t dent our faith in Michu’s abilities to produce the goods, while Pablo Hernandez offers a cheaper, if far less explosive, option in the Swans’ midfield – he has scored or assisted in six of his last 10 appearances. At the back, Swansea have been particularly impressive on the road; they have conceded just two goals in their last trips, highlighting the appeal of 4.2 priced Ben Davies. Intriguingly, Angel Rangel was fielded on the right of the attacking midfield three at Everton on Saturday, though it’s likely this was a temporary measure brought on by Laudrup’s need for rotation and the ploy to shackle the Steven Pienaar/Leighton Baines combination.

Arsenal

Look beyond the upcoming double Gameweek and the fixtures continue to smile kindly on Arsene Wenger’s side. Arsenal are set for a run of four home games in the next five (che & WHM, LIV, STO, sun, AVL) suggesting that their Fantasy assets can be held for the next few Gameweeks. A home loss against City was hardly helped by Laurent Koscielny’s early dismissal and Wenger will be optimistic of recovering; his side had dropped just two points in the last five prior to City’s arrival on Sunday.

Kieran Gibbs’ attacking potential will be snapped up by plenty – the left-back’s five assists have kept the likes of Thomas Vermaelen and Bacary Sagna firmly in the shade, though Wojciech Szczesny comes in cheaper in FPL and affords an alternative option at the back. Theo Walcott is the most wanted Gunner heading into the double – the “out of position” midfielder has earned significant investment already, while Santi Cazorla offers a costlier alternative with the potential of similarly explosive returns. Lukas Podolski looks the only forward worth investing in here; although his appeal is somewhat tempered by a role on the left of the attacking midfield three, the German is next in line for spot-kicks in light of Mikel Arteta’s calf injury, according to Wenger.

West Ham

Sam Allardyce’s side will be licking their wounds after a 3-0 defeat at Sunderland but a double against QPR and Arsenal is expected to earn the Hammers plenty new Fantasy investment. With games against Fulham, Swansea and Villa also on their short-term agenda, the fixture list certainly looks kindly on the Upton Park outfit – whether they have the form to produce is another matter entirely.

With James Collins ruled out due to a calf injury and Joey O’Brien still struggling to overcome a hamstring problem, the Hammers potential for clean sheets is diminished – Jussi Jaaskelainen has save points to fall back on should his side concede, while Guy Demel’s 4.0 price tag should see more Fantasy managers snapping up his services. Kevin Nolan remains their top scorer despite netting once from Gameweek 9 onwards, while an influx of new forwards – in addition to the possible return of Andy Carroll – makes the lone striker role impossible to call, though Marouane Chamakh will miss the game with parent club Arsenal due to the conditions of his loan deal. Joe Cole has started both games since returning to the club from Liverpool and his 5.6 price tag could appeal to those intent on a mid-price punt.

Man City

Buoyed by their weekend win at the Emirates, Roberto Mancini’s side are handed a potentially prosperous schedule over the next six in their attempt to rein in United at the top of the table. City play host to Fulham this weekend and while Liverpool and Chelsea also pay visit, trips to QPR, Southampton and Villa hold plenty promise. Up top, much depends on the return of Sergio Aguero – the Argentine missed last weekend’s trip to Arsenal with a hamstring injury but had started 11 of the previous 12. If he’s fit, Aguero looks nailed-on, with Edin Dzeko and Carlos Tevez battling it out for the remaining forward slot, though Dzeko has certainly staked a claim with four goals over the last three matches. Despite supplying a pair of assists at the Emirates, Tevez continues to frustrate in front of goal with a single strike from Gameweek 13 onwards.

David Silva is the obvious option in midfield but with one goal all season, he’s struggling to replicate last season’s form, while at the back, City await the results of an appeal to overturn the red card received by Vincent Kompany on Sunday. While this is likely to promote Joleon Lescott as a short-term investment, Matija Nastasic looks more secure – he has started 12 of the last 14 and offers a mid-price appeal at 5.6, though Pablo Zabaleta comes in at 6.0 and offers far greater attacking potential than the teenage centre-half.

Also Consider

Wigan – A point at the Cottage helps steer Roberto Martinez’s men into a run of three Gameweeks that could well seem them calm their immediate relegation worries. Home encounters with Sunderland and Southampton, with a trip to Stoke in between, looks a crucial spell for the Latics. With the away trip to Stamford Bridge the only major test in the next five, Fantasy managers may be glancing at the Wigan squad, with Emmerson Boyce, Shaun Maloney and even Franco Di Santo deserving of some interest.

Sunderland – a comfortable home win over West Ham will boost the Black Cats’ confidence ahead of a strong run of fixtures as Martin O’Neill’s side begin to climb the table. Sunderland travel to Wigan and Reading in the next three and over the upcoming six, welcome Swansea, Arsenal and Fulham to Wearside. Those home games, in particular, will be earmarked for points by O’Neill – four clean sheets in the last six at the Stadium of Light highlight Simon Mignolet’s worth, while Adam Johnson has now scored or assisted in four of his last five at home, offering an attacking alternative to the likes of Stephane Sessegnon and Steven Fletcher.

Stoke – Tony Pulis’ side are afforded the chance to bounce back from the loss of their unbeaten home record against Chelsea last weekend. Three enticing home fixtures in the next six (WIG, RDG, WHM) look potentially profitable for the likes of Asmir Begovic and Ryan Shawcross, while Kenwyne Jones will be looking to continue the form that has produced attacking returns in four of his last five at the Britannia. With trips to Swansea and Fulham also on the agenda, Pulis will be desperate for a reaction after seeing his side collect just one point and concede 10 times in the previous three.

Everton – the Toffees have three enticing home fixtures in the next six (WBA, AVL, RDG) in addition to trips to Southampton and Norwich as David Moyes’ side looks to push on from their current fifth placed position. A first clean sheet since Gameweek 5 bolsters Leighton Baines’ potential of returns at both ends of the pitch, while Marouane Fellaini’s mid-price appeal continues to reap rewards. Nikica Jelavic has been afforded plenty chances in recent games and could pick up the points if he rediscovers the scoring touch that has deserted him of late.

The Weak

Southampton

Any Fantasy managers who loaded up on the Saints for the double Gameweek 22 will be wary of their next four. Nigel Adkins’ side now square up to three of the top five, with home clashes against Everton and City in addition to a trip to Old Trafford – a visit to Wigan offers the Saints some respite, however. While Rickie Lambert’s owners will be a little concerned, the 6.3 priced forward has already scored against both Manchester clubs this term, while Adkins’ side have been impressive at the back in recent matches, conceding more than a single goal in just one of their last 11 league games.

West Brom

The Baggies will be deflated after Saturday’s late collapse at the Madejski and now face three of the top five in the next six, in addition to a trip to Liverpool. Home fixtures against Villa and Sunderland offer potential of points for the in-form Romelu Lukaku but a single clean sheet in their last 12 is worrying for owners of Ben Foster and Liam Ridgewell, with defensive returns looking less promising for Steve Clarke’s side as he looks to arrest a run of three back-to-back defeats.

Fulham

It’s just two wins and a single clean sheet in the last 14 for Martin Jol’s side – a real concern as they face up to both Manchester clubs in two of the next three Gameweeks. The Cottagers also host Stoke and make their way to Sunderland and Norwich over the upcoming six; fixtures that are far from straightforward. Owners of Dimitar Berbatov and Bryan Ruiz will be worried after both dropped deeper at the weekend – the Bulgarian moved to “the hole” in order to accommodate Mladen Petric up front, while Ruiz was fielded in central midfield due to the absence of both Steve Sidwell and Momo Diarra.

Also Be Wary Of

Reading – Brian McDermott’s side showed plenty resilience to battle back and beat West Brom on Saturday but trips to Newcastle, Stoke and Everton in the next six could see them struggle. With a home game against Chelsea also thrown in, the Royals will likely be reliant on the visit of Sunderland and Wigan to boost their chances of survival – Pavel Pogrebnyak’s run of a goal in each of the last three will be firmly put to the test.

QPR – four points and back-to-back clean sheets from games against Chelsea and Spurs highlight the upturn in fortunes under Harry Redknapp but the R’s upcoming schedule continues to look decidedly dodgy. The next five Gameweeks pits them against United and City and also sees them travel to West Ham and Swansea – with two goals scored in the last five, Redknapp will likely rely on the heroics of Julio Cesar in his attempt to climb the table, though Adel Taarabt has proved something of a bonus magnet in recent games. The Moroccan has picked up nine bonus in the last six Gameweeks and with two goals and an assist also thrown in, has produced 35 FPL points over that run.

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  1. Simpli-delicious! The quality of my tea is not strain'd, it droppeth as the gentle rain from Heaven
    Upon the tongue beneath. It is twice blest: it blesseth him that sends and him that tastes! :-D

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    1. A cup of tea = a cup of bland.

      There, I said it.

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      1. Then you have never tasted proper tea. :-)

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        1. Probably!

          Any news on Noble, Doos? He out of the double?

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
          1. No ... our great master has twitted that he is OK. Apparently. :-)

            • 2 years, 1 month ago
            1. Ohh, good good. He's on my shopping list for the double. Ta.

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      1. Merchant of Venice, around Act 3.

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    2. Morning Doos. Any inside info on O'Brein? :P

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      1. Your brein hurts! ;-) Whispers - twitter - that he may play after all! :-D

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        1. Great news :D thanks.

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    3. Those fancy pyrmid tea bags are the job in fairness..

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  2. Edin or Carlo..??

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      1. You think he is more nailed on when Kun is back?

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        1. No idea mate when Kun is back. But I would rather go for Tevez than Dzeko.

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    1. currently i think dzeko is more nailed on then tevez, he done well in his last few games no reason to bench him, after a some blanks he might get benched

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      1. It's a difficult one, feel like I a City player is becoming essential, no room in the mid or value in Silva, possibly Kun when he is back although he seems to be made of glass this season.. Probably will end up going for Carlo

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  3. Looks like majority of FFS had a good christmas. Everyone climb up the rankings then?

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    1. Seven green arrows in a row. :D Not so embarassed about my rank anymore.

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      1. Congrates! Last season I had 10 straight green arrow which bring me around 1k overall. Keep it up!!

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    2. Yep, now to lose them in these DGWs.

      Oh how I hate DGWs :mad:

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    3. I more or less stayed in the same place.

      Unless Mata, Ba &/or Puncheon score loads tomorrow night.

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    4. No. Awful. Thank you.

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      1. Ouch.

        Told you numerous times to get Juan.

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        1. I am not sure I approve of how often you are a smart-arse after the event ... ;-)

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          1. No this one i specifically remember. Before the event.

            Only trying to help *innocent face*

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    5. Yes but I need this...

      Mata goal
      Ba goal
      Luiz goal
      Lambert pen
      Puncheon assist

      Thanks

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      1. Shouldn't be a problem. Will talk to Rafa.

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    6. Until this week... Need Ba to do well tomorrow as gave him the armband over Mata. Only dropped 1k mind so not all bad! Then again, that's 20% seeing as I was at 5k.

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    7. Went from 31300 on December 15th to 1965 now on January 15th, very happy with this Xmas period :)

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    8. How does one link one's team? I got accused of having a bad rank yesterday which is why I hadn't got my team linked... In reality, I don't know how to do it.

      Anyone?

      Thanks

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    9. 10 green arrows in a row, climbed from 52k to 927

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  4. Ba to Podolski

    And

    Clyne to Gibbs for 4 point hit

    Good idea or baaad idea ???? Cheers

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    1. First part, yes; second idea, no.

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  5. England's bowling is superb today

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    1. Absolutely. Need Dhoni to go crazy.

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    2. We don't talk about cricket on here.

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      1. OHHH, YES - WE DO!!! :-P

        ... 46 ... ;-)

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        1. "...postions in a one night stand"

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          1. ... whichever way you view it, it ain't good or sexy! ;-)

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            1. Gawwddd...all you Poms and Aussies on today :(

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          2. *kiwi school system....

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      2. We will rise when the important tournaments come into the picture..

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        1. + billions.

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        2. Like Tests, for instance? ;-)

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          1. Eh, we just lost Ganguly Dravid Laxman Kumble recently. Team in transition.

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            1. We will be fine once we get Pujara and Sehwag in for Gambhir and, dare I say it, Yuvraj. :shock:

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              1. Yes. Yuvraj is the one I fear.

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          2. The one day series ain't over yet, Doos. :P

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            1. Don't really care about them, much. Or at all ...

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      3. I don't like Cricket........... I love it

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        1. Do they play cricket in Spain?

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      4. oh, I thought he was talking about bowling

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    3. 50 over game so much more interesting than 20-20.

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  6. Best cover for this DGW.

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    1. Walcott surely?

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  7. Pog (newcastle) or Berba (man city) next week?

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    1. Neither.. Why do you own both? :shock:

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      1. I've got the power 5 midfield and planned on playing Berba and RVP long term but as I didn't know who else would be a good shout for second striker.

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        1. You didn't know or you couldn't afford Suarez/Tevez? I would actually play Pog out of those.

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          1. I actually had Suarez before I played my WC. He's amazing but with Sturridge coming in I felt he may score less. But yeah, I might try to squeeze Tevez in there at some point. My team is

            Jussi
            Gibbs Luiz Demel
            Michu Walcott Fellaini Bale Mata
            RVP Pog
            -----
            Berba Cameron Harte

            I'm actually considering Cameron as well. Bit of a dilemma!

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            1. Great team! Bench order looks allright too for next gw.

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              1. Thanks! Think I'll keep it that way too.

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  8. Good morning all! Glad to see O'Brien may have a fighting chance after all, whoever he is anyway!
    Have taken in Walcott to go with Nolan and Joey. -4 for Hernandez to Podolski or Giroud?

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  9. I have some dilemmas about 2 FTs this week, as I am 0.1 short to do the ones I'd love most: Maloney & Berba to JCole & Pod. So I need a piece of advice here from you what to do so:

    A. Maloney + Berba ---> JCole + Giroud
    B. Maloney + Berba ---> Noble + Podolski
    C. Azpi + Maloney + Berba ---> Wisdom + JCole + Podolski for -4 pts hit
    D. Maloney + Berba ---> JCole + Dzeko

    I'll be wildcarding just after DGW23 and I already have Demel, Mert and Theo from WHU / ARS coverage.

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    1. B is the only one of those I'd consider

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    2. B for security. A for a risky punt which could pay off handsomely

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  10. Why doesn't Finn play test cricket? Quality bowler.

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. He does? Youngest Englishman to 50 test wickets after all...

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      1. Did not see him in the series against India. My bad.

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        1. Injured

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    2. Because he lacks both patience and endurance. Indian bowling coach, take note! :-)

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    3. Wasn't he injured?

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  11. Which two to bench -
    davies (STOKE) or luiz (ARS)
    Lambert (EVERTON) or noble (DGW)
    ???
    thanks

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  12. GW24 to GW32. Van Perise Captain Automatic mode enabled.

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    1. *GW1 to GW38 for most

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    2. No.

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  13. "I told you to get......................"
    hate it, HATE IT!

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    1. +1

      Bunch of smart arses

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      1. Eh, look whose talking about being a smart arse.

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        1. :lol:

          Learn to take a joke. Mr "finally 1 good season and now i'm amazing at fpl"

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          1. Did you copy paste that from twitter?
            Good job. Amazing speed.

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            1. Wow. So witty.

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              1. So thats how one learns to make a joke? I see.

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  14. Home Run Baker:

    Regarding your post about keeping Berba - I'm in no rush to sell but if he's still dropping deeper and failing to rack up sufficient goal threat when I wield my WC for GW25, he's gone.

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    1. Thx Tink.
      I still feel he has explosive potential, but FUL's attacking threat seems non-existant ATM.

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      1. That's the problem about owning players at mid-table clubs. Their output is unpredictable sometimes and their team's form is central to their success.

        Fulham looked great earlier in the season but countless 2 pointers later Berba isn't great value any more.

        I'd still be happy with the kind of returns he's had in the last few weeks but he's not captain material as previously thought.

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  15. Love the way they project the bowler's figures onto the square. Computers ... clever.

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  16. Torres bowling his medium pacers .... No, wait, it's Woakes.

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      1. How times change ...

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      2. :lol:
        Damn that google ;)
        Must have been in a bad mood.

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      3. In my defence, that was Fantasy Cricket talk I was complaining about. This is completely different. ;)

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      4. Your bloody good at pulling these outta nowhere..

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        1. I guess we all have a Bemba Da moment ;)

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        2. Seems a strange thing to keep as a buggumark...

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          1. Did not buggu. Google FTW!

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            1. Google? How can you find something so long ago? 8O

              Your memory must be insane then...

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            2. You must have remembered it tho - otherwise why google?

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              1. Yep ;)

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      5. wow :lol; must remember never "never upset nitin" or demi as bemba da found out :wink:

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        1. I wouldn't go that far back to find a buggu... it was on the same day after all. Only for amusement anyway ;)

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          1. it was a good 1 though..at least someone found him out

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        2. What did Demi do to Bemba? Nitin, link please ;)

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          1. Shaddup! :D

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            1. Link not working...

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      6. First he gets scorned for resisting, now he gets scorned for buckling. Hard knock life on here.

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        1. And I keep coming back. It must be the pleasure of giving you all the benefit of my wisdom ;)

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  17. Mark: can you ban all of the cricket posts please. I want some quality chat about ff before I go to bed. Thank you very much ;)

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    1. Power 5. Template. Walcott (c). O'Brein will be fit. There. ff discussion. Now, will India score more than 250?

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    2. Anyone got a video of J.Patel being dismissed? Still haven't seen how bad it is.

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    3. Nitin - bookmark it! :lol:

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    4. I will oblige...

      what are you doing with O'Brien?

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  18. i dont understand how people can like watching cricket.
    all they do is chirp and jump around all day.
    thats not interesting at all

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  19. Any1 know if theres a chance the chelsea v southampton game could get postponed

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    1. 15%

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    2. Judging by the BBC weather forecast for Chelsea tomorrow, no snow or rain is forecast for that day and though it will be cold, I don't believe the game will be called off. At least, it better bloody not be, I have 4 players playing.

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  20. Let's talk about football.

    Any GW25 WCers? Any fixed plans so far for your team?

    I'm considering something along the lines of:

    Bego, Federici/Bunn

    2 £5m+ defenders & 3 rotating (e.g. STO WHU NOR or something involving Cuellar)
    Bale Mata Michu Fellaini + 1
    RVP + 2

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    1. Might pull it now, or wait until next GW. Will bring in Mata, Fellaini, Gerrard maybe.

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      1. Why are you playing it early out of interest? I'm pretty happy with my team for this week. My only gripe is that I didn't manage to get Mata in for the DGW and Fellaini has risen out of my reach (until I WC at least)

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
        1. After I slept over the deadline this GW, I've lost some points having Clyne on the bench + no CFC cover. Will probably wait til next GW, at least. Have my second WC intact, feel that I need some changes in my team!

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    2. Me.

      I'm thinking Bego/Bunn too although I doubt I'll hardly ever play Bunn. I need to explore Mignolet and see who he roates with.

      Defence: looking at Cuellar, Davies, Martin/Turner, Nelsen and Demel.

      Mids: Mata, Michu, Bale, Walcott and possibly Guthrie.

      Fwds: RVP/Suaz/Lambchop.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. Migs + Wilson is certainly an interesting alternative to Bego & Cuellar. It allows for 3 £4m defenders too. You only really need to bench Mig in GW31(maybe), 32 and 38. Once I sell Bego I can't go back though as I got him for 4.5m and will probably get 5.1/5.2m for selling him.

        Suarez also needs monitoring. He looked really deep when Studge came on and if that's a permanent feature it could hurt him a lot. I'm also not sure Walcott will hold his spot for the whole season - we'll have to wait and see.

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    3. 5M is an odd bracket. Reckon the good ones are in the 5.5-6M bracket.

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      1. That's what I mean by £5m+

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      2. I think he meant 5m+

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  21. can someone please come up with a 'power 15 template' just to take ALL the guesswork out of the game?

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  22. Is Remy really going to do the business for QPR?

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    1. I'll be taking my usual approach to new signings from foreign leagues, which is to wait and see whether they secure a first team place and perform consistently before considering them.

      I missed out on some of the Hazard, Cazorla and Michu points at the start of the year but I think there are more examples of new signings doing very little at the beginning.

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      1. I meant in real life...is he going to score the goals to keep QPR up? I don't know much about him. I did notice though he hasn't scored a league goal all season in France. I don't think I could consider a QPR striker either way.

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    2. Yup, pretty crazy. QPR landing Mvila as well for 8 million. For a year ago when he was linked to Barca+Arsenal, the price they were talking about was 20-25 million.

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  23. New posty post is over there >>>>>>>>>>>> somewhere, you'll find it :grin:

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  24. Dhoni ... Wow

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  25. You know you're addicted to fantasy football when you dream about how many points Azpilcueta will get over Gibbs, or vice versa, during Arsenal's DGW. Deary deary me.....=o)

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  26. Hey guys, could you rate my team/suggest amendments?
    http://i45.tinypic.com/eqyp29.jpg

    Got 2 FT's this week as you'll see and was thinking maybe finally dropping Santi as he is pretty knackered playing every game and bring in Hazard but I can't trust Benitez's rotation policy..also thinking maybe swap out SZCZ for Mignolet? What do you guys think?

    Not doing great in my league as you can probably guess so expecting a lot of constructive criticism!

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. have you wildcarded yet?

      pog instead of smith?!
      bring in walc, and gibbs.

      demel for obrien (pending news after FACUP)
      lose snodgrass for 6.2 mil, upgrade peinaar to Mata

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      1. Sorry forgot to mention, I've not used my WC yet. I was looking at Pog for Smith as he's actually cheaper but unless I use the WC I've only got 2 FT's this week and thought there were larger priorities at stake currently!

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
  27. Is it a major major move of idiocy to drop RVP this week against Spurs? Taking a cheeky couple of punts to drive up the ranks with my front 7:

    Walcott (C): Mata: Michu: Johnson: JCole (Yes I know it's probably going to backfire!)
    Suarez: Dzeko

    • 2 years, 1 month ago

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  • Van Aanholt
  • Ozil
  • Eriksen
  • Hazard
  • Mirallas
  • Kane
  • Aguero
  • Benteke
  • Rose
  • Oscar
  • Lukaku

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Goalkeepers

Last updated: 23 Feb, 2015 10:38pm
Player Club Factors
Up Pantilimon SUN B, Vs
Down Foster WBA B, Vs
No Change Ospina ARS B, Vs, Rest
Up Hart MCI B, Vs
Down Forster SOT C
Up Guzan AVL C
Down Lloris TOT C, Vs
Up McGregor HUL C

Defenders

Last updated: 24 Feb, 2015 1:30pm
Player Club Factors
Up Bertrand SOT C
Down Bellerín ARS B, Rest, £
Up Réveillere SUN B, Vs, £
Down Ivanovic CHE A
No Change Lescott WBA B, Vs
Up Wollscheid STO C, Vs
Up Naughton SWA C, £
No Change Kompany MCI C, Vs
Up Skrtel LIV B, VsX
Up Cresswell WHM B
No Change Hutton AVL C
Down Baines EVE C, VsX
Up Rose TOT B, Vs, Rest, £
Down Yun QPR C, £

Midfielders

Last updated: 24 Feb, 2015 1:46pm
Player Club Factors
Up Sánchez ARS C, Vs
Up Silva MCI A, Vs
Down Hazard CHE A, VsX
Down Ozil ARS B, Vs
Up Sterling LIV B
Up Walters STO B, Vs
Up Di María MUN B, Vs
Down Eriksen TOT C
Down Mane SOT B, Vs
Up Sinclair AVL B, Vs, £
Down Sigurdsson SWA C
Down Downing WHM C
Up Ibe LIV B, £
Up Phillips QPR B, Vs, £

Forwards

Last updated: 23 Feb, 2015 10:41pm
Player Club Factors
Up Aguero MCI A, Vs
Up Giroud ARS B, Vs
Down Kane TOT A
No Change Sturridge LIV C, Rest
No Change Diego Costa CHE C
Up N'Doye HUL A, Vs, £
Down Ings BRN A, VsX
Up Sakho WHM C
Down Berahino WBA B
Up Lukaku EVE C
Up Cissé NEW C
Down Defoe SUN C
Down Austin QPR B, Vs
Down Pellè SOT C, Vs

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

The Suspension Tightrope

Player Team YC
Barry EVE 9
Bardsley STO 9
Cattermole SUN 9
Taylor SWA 9
Hutton AVL 8
Diego Costa CHE 8
Fábregas CHE 8
Besic EVE 8
Livermore HUL 8
Gerrard LIV 8
Barton QPR 8
Pellè SOT 8
Larsson SUN 8
Reid WHM 8
Chambers ARS 7
Clark AVL 7
Cleverley AVL 7
Okore AVL 7
Matic CHE 7
Henderson LIV 7
Skrtel LIV 7
Kompany MCI 7
Fernandinho MCI 7
Janmaat NEW 7
Dunne QPR 7
Fonte SOT 7
Schneiderlin SOT 7
Wanyama SOT 7
Shelvey SWA 7
Mason TOT 7

“Last year was quite open for me, I was in good positions, but I was quite lucky because I was getting free kicks and some penalties as well.”

Yaya Toure Manchester City midfielder