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The Watchlist Updated – Gameweek 23

With our second double Gameweek in view, Arsenal’s assets at both ends of the field dominate our Watchlist thinking. The Gunners ease out of their pair of fixtures into a stretch of home matches, reducing any apparent risk involved in short-term acquisition, as Arsene Wenger’s main protagonists top the rankings across three positions.

You can view our current standings in your sidebar and read on for the details behind the recent movements and the factors at play behind our thinking.

Goalkeepers

With the double to come, giving the Gunners four home matches in the next five Gameweeks, it’s no surprise to see Wojciech Szczesny climb to the top of our goalkeeper rankings. At 5.3, the Pole, along with Bacary Sagna and Kieran Gibbs, offers a secure route into Arsene Wenger’s back four for that favourable run.

In truth, Simon Mignolet is unfortunate to be toppled by the Arsenal stopper. With the Belgian helping Sunderland to their eighth clean sheet of the season with the win over West Ham, Mignolet continues to flourish as a Fantasy asset and is now the second ranked keeper in the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) game. With fixtures remaining kind and no real stand out contender in the Sunderland defence, Mignolet remains a strong option as a mid-price one-stop shop selection.

In many respects, those top two stand alone – ahead of the other contenders by quite some distance, not least because they are arguably the favoured defensive acquisitions for their respective teams.

The same cannot be said for both Asmir Begovic and Michel Vorm – there are potentially cheaper and more profitable options within the Stoke and Swansea back four which will doubtless have Fantasy managers thinking twice. Begovic may well be ranked as the top FPL keeper on show but, with just a single clean sheet in the last six outings, the form of the Stoke defence is a concern. The fixture list does fall in their favour, however, with the Potters facing up to Wigan, Reading and West Ham at the Britannia in their next three home matches: that should offer plenty of opportunity for Begovic to reinstate himself as the prime keeper option, although the availability of Marc Wilson, as a 4.0 defender, will likely reduce his stock considerably. Wilson is said to be just a few weeks from a return to contention and will be a top Fantasy target once reinstated in Tony Pulis’ rearguard.

As for Vorm, he has Ben Davies playing in front of him and available for just 4.2 but, with Stoke and QPR arriving at the Liberty Stadium next, and trips to Sunderland and West Ham in the sandwich, the Dutchman has obvious appeal as a keeper option.

West Ham’s Jussi Jaaskaleinen has some favourable opponents on the horizon while this week’s double Gameweek also reinforces his potential. Again though, the availability of prime defensive options, in this case Guy Demel at just 4.0, dents Jaaskaleinen’s appeal somewhat.

For views on effective goalkeeper pairings, our Wildcard article discusses our pick of those on offer, featuring the cast mentioned above and more.

Defenders

In defence we find Arsenal’s Kieran Gibbs holding firm, despite Sunday’s 2-0 reverse to City. Like Szczesny, Gibbs benefits form a run of Emirates matches and appears to offer good value on his 5.6 FPL price tag.

He holds off Everton’s Leighton Baines and Chelsea’s David Luiz, then, both of whom continue to offer strong attacking presence and the promise of goals and assists from both open play and set-pieces. Baines returned his first clean sheet in 16 league outings with the 0-0 at Swansea and, over the next three, appears to have the platform to build on that progress. As for Luiz, he got shifted back into defence at Stoke but will be expected to take up a midfield role now that John Terry is available to marshall Rafa Benitez’s rearguard.

City’s Pablo Zabaleta and West Ham’s Guy Demel complete our top five – two players at different ends of the price spectrum. Matija Nastasic runs Zabeleta close for the pick from the City defence but the Argentine’s raids forward are enough to make him our preferred option. As for Demel, he looks exceptional value at just 4.0 to offer coverage of Sam Allardyce’s backline for their forthcoming run of decent fixtures. West Ham will have to improve markedly on their defensive showing at Sunderland in order to offer returns, however.

Swansea’s Ben Davies is another outstanding option in the budget bracket and has a favourable four Gameweek spell, starting with the weekend clash with Stoke. We also like Wigan’s Emmerson Boyce, although there is some concern that, with the injury to Ivan Ramis at Fulham, he may well be forced back to centre-back role. Much depends on the availability of Antolin Alcaraz – it’s believed that he is close to a return after months on the sidelines.

Below this, we have more expensive options – notably United’s Patrice Evra who has stormed to the top of the defender FPL standings, despite keeping just four clean sheets all season. United’s back four remains questionable, although the fixture list is kind to Sir Alex Ferguson’s men and may tempted investors to look at Evra, despite a hefty 7.1 price tag. With rumours circulating that Nemanja Vidic has suffered further ligament damage in Sunday’s victory over Liverpool, there will be continued concerns of further fragility but, at the same time, the likes of Jonny Evans could also earn interest, with his start more assured – again, though, we await prognosis on the hamstring problem that kept him out of Sunday’s game against Liverpool.

Midfielders

Theo Walcott finds himself labeled as the “most wanted” going into Gameweek 23. The winger turned forward faces up to Chelsea and West Ham having returned in seven of his last nine league outings. Potentially devastating, Walcott will be expected to flourish over Arsenal’s four home fixtures in the next five Gameweeks.

Team-mate Santi Cazorla slides into relative obscurity as a result of Walcott’s ascent and the Spaniard, whilst fancied for Gameweek 23, seems unlikely to tempt Fantasy managers to double up in the mid-term, with the likes of Gareth Bale and Juan Mata remaining strong in the same price bracket. Neither can compete with Cazorla on fixtures but, with Walcott offering the coverage of Arsene Wenger’s attack, both Bale and Mata will likely retain their position in many squads, whilst earning a share of new owners.

That pairing can’t quite rival both Michu and Marouane Fellaini for value and goal threat, however. Deployed in advanced roles for Swansea and Everton respectively, the duo have always looked like season keepers and, with strong fixtures ahead of them in the short-term, we have to expect further returns from both.

Outside of the top six, we find two more heavy-hitters as both City’s David Silva and Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard struggle to break the template midfield. Gerrard’s form remains superb but, with both Luis Suarez and now Daniel Sturridge offering coverage, the Liverpool skipper’s appeal takes a dent. As for Silva, he has simmered with a run of four assists in the last six matches but, with Edin Dzeko a mid-price option up front, the Spanish playmaker is struggling to establish himself as anything but a differential right now. Silva still has a modest 5% ownership.

The mid-price bracket remains flooded with differentials, with Kevin Nolan, Jon Walters and Stephane Sessegnon all viable routes for those opting to break up the template and seek out something a little different. You can add Adam Johnson to that list, with little to choose between the former City winger and his team-mate, Sessegnon.

Forwards

There’s a shake-up below the top two of Robin Van Persie and Luis Suarez, with both City’s Edin Dzeko and Arsenal’s Lukas Podolski emerging as excellent short-term options. Dzeko faces up to the obliging Fulham defence this weekend having scored four goals in three league starts, while Podolski looks set to take on spot-kick duties with Mikel Arteta out and, in addition to his double Gameweek, enjoys the aforementioned run of Emirates encounters over the next month.

Those two topple Demba Ba who slips in our reckoning, at least until we form a view on the severity of the rotation problem at the Bridge with Fernando Torres. Daniel Sturridge, a player formerly the victim of few opportunities at the London club, now becomes a serious factor in our Fantasy seasons and takes his place in our Watchlist rankings. A goal at Old Trafford on his Liverpool league debut signaled Sturridge’s intent and, once he’s established and confirmed fully fit, we expect to see the former Chelsea man climb further and dent the appeal of Luis Suarez, given the significant price difference between the pair.

Steven Fletcher and Rickie Lambert head up a pack of excellent mid-price differentials, with Romelu Lukaku and the budget friendly Pavel Pogrebnyak offering further options for those shopping for a cheap third striker in a preferred 3-5-2 FPL set-up.

Mark Mark created the beast. He's now looking to tame it.”

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  1. Hazard Warning
    4 years, 11 months ago

    first?

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    1. An Púca
      4 years, 11 months ago

      looks like it!

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      1. Gaz Downright
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        4 years, 11 months ago

        +

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  2. Drip Doctor
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    4 years, 11 months ago

    Who to replace Ba with is going to be a huge decision this week. Far too many options.

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    1. Yossi
      4 years, 11 months ago

      I'd go Pod

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      1. Drip Doctor
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        4 years, 11 months ago

        I had planned on that all week but now, I'm leaning more towards Dzeko.

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        1. Yossi
          4 years, 11 months ago

          With Aguero back I wouldn't

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          1. making up the numbers
            4 years, 11 months ago

            Still tempted by Dzeko, I am

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    2. Lucky Luke
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Gotta be Suarez or Pod

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    3. The Brown Casanova
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      What if Ba scores a hat-trick tomorrow night?

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    4. ksmith5666
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Exactly where i am this week,

      my options are:-
      1) Aguero (4pt hit) waiting on fitness update
      2) Sturridge
      3) Lakaku

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      1. Messi & fabregas
        4 years, 11 months ago

        sturridge the bargain of the second half of the season imo

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  3. Tanishq2095
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Mu current Team !
    Begovic, Gazzaniga
    Demel, Martin, Shawcross, O’Brien, Harte
    Michu, Walcott, Mata, Santa Cazorla, Fellaini
    Suarez, Van Persie, Anchibe

    How is it mates?

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    1. LMNO
      4 years, 11 months ago

      love the picture of Ashley Cole...lol

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  4. pompeyfan
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Any news on snow watch for tomorrow's match?

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    1. Yossi
      4 years, 11 months ago

      No chance, sunny in London at the moment apparently

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      1. pompeyfan
        4 years, 11 months ago

        Thanks, that's great 🙂

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    2. Karlihno
      4 years, 11 months ago

      I'm praying for silly amounts of snow in Manchester 🙂

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  5. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Walters

    😆

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    1. Hazard Warning
      4 years, 11 months ago

      The sun newspaper have reported that Chelsea have made a bid for the Stoke man...

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    2. Pork Pie Sausage Roll
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      loving your Partridge refernces on the last threat. We have incredibly similar comedic tastes

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      1. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
        4 years, 11 months ago

        glad somebody got it 🙂

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      2. Hazard Warning
        4 years, 11 months ago

        dr sanchez

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        1. Hazard Warning
          4 years, 11 months ago

          I wish I was more attractive like Douglas...

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  6. JD
    4 years, 11 months ago

    cisse or defoe and berba or fletcher

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    1. JD
      4 years, 11 months ago

      having bale already

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  7. Canadian Football
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    4 years, 11 months ago

    Very intrigued about Dzeko holding the number 3 striker spot in the watchlist.

    I have a tough time giving a striker position to a player that is not nailed on.

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    1. Yossi
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Mark loves him 😉

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      1. Canadian Football
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 years, 11 months ago

        i know....he is a good shout. Would love to have him. Hate holding my breath every week for the team sheet.

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    2. floydy_floyd
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Mark is biased towards him

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    3. Slippin' Jimmy
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      Great form over the last few weeks

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  8. Lateriser 12
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Its just wrong if i don't buy him even once this season right.
    Man needs a push.

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    1. Yossi
      4 years, 11 months ago

      If this is about Giroud, just bloody get him and stop going on about how great he is :D!

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    2. Lateriser 12
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Him = That frenchman, Giroud.

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      1. Dial Square
        4 years, 11 months ago

        Don't think he will start, as much as I think he should

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      2. Messi & fabregas
        4 years, 11 months ago

        i am thinking about him myself lateriser, i think he will be starting both matches and he is a 7.8 arsenal forward, a team that creates chances and scores so he is worth the gamble isnt he?

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    3. The Casual One
      4 years, 11 months ago

      that man gave me 7 points in 5 gws = never again

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  9. Dial Square
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Seem to be the only person praying for Ba not to start - Still own Torres and traded Ba>Suarez for an unwise hit before the DGW was announced

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  10. Messi & fabregas
    4 years, 11 months ago

    giroud? 7.8 diferential ? arsenal forward? anyone>?

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    1. Pork Pie Sausage Roll
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      If he was guaranteed starts I'd have him in a heartbeat...but he's not.

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    2. Lateriser 12
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Hellllllllllllo

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      1. Messi & fabregas
        4 years, 11 months ago

        i am thinking about him myself lateriser, i think he will be starting both matches and he is a 7.8 arsenal forward, a team that creates chances and scores so he is worth the gamble isnt he?he might as well be my 3rd striker along with rvp and sturridge as arsenal fixtures are nice until the end of the season!

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        1. Lateriser 12
          4 years, 11 months ago

          Long term not so sure. A gamble for the DGW, yes.

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  11. denial
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    4 years, 11 months ago

    Think I'm pretty set on getting chesney in wc team now.

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    1. Yossi
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Yeah I've got him, think I can play him for the next 3 or 4 gws anyway...

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    2. GRIMANDI [formerly boring M…
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Wouldnt touch him. Arsenal dont keep cleanies

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    3. thetinkerman
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      Him or Migs.

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  12. China Mag
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    4 years, 11 months ago

    Will financial fair play affect any teams, apart from those with aspirations of the champions league? From my understanding, the only penalty for non compliance is being refused entry to the champions league? Leaving clubs like QPR to spunk what they like and go bust. Is my understanding correct?

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    1. pompeyfan
      4 years, 11 months ago

      doubt it will affect anyone really. But yes, its my understanding that the only sanction is refused entry in the CL

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    2. DLL18
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Basically yeah, I think there are also fines and points deductions but no CL entry is the most serious penalty. Financial fair play is a bit of a misnomer really, it's basically designed to stop the top clubs having a monopoly on all the best players, kind of like we have now, no one can compete with United, City and Chelsea's spending power.

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  13. Screaming Midget
    4 years, 11 months ago

    The latest Barton Twitter arguing was pretty damn funny.

    He repeats himself about 5 times and just comes across as bit more stupid than his norm.

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    1. Pork Pie Sausage Roll
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 11 months ago

      I actually find him quite amusing. Bad mouthing about someone's family is a bit below the belt though

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    2. Captain Berbarossa - arrrrr…
      4 years, 11 months ago

      The man has no self control

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    3. roscola
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      I didn't realise he couldn't spell, another entry in his catalogue of personal defects

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    4. boc610
      4 years, 11 months ago

      he is unbelievable. the guy will disintegrate after his 'career' is finished while hammann had low points but is now back from the brink and getting his life in order.

      gotta say though 'tourettes face' led to some tea spillage when i read it.

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    5. boc610
      4 years, 11 months ago

      i would defo have stooped to 'well at least my bro isnt an axe murderer' but didi is a beter man than me....

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  14. Sporting ABG
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Tevez nowhere to be seen. Scandalous!

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    1. Canadian Football
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      ??

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      1. Yossi
        4 years, 11 months ago

        On the Watchlist I'm presuming

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        1. Canadian Football
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 years, 11 months ago

          ahhh....i thought we were in for another Bib Gate or something.

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        2. Dial Square
          4 years, 11 months ago

          actually Tevez stole Harry Potter's invisibility cloak, its a big scandal in the wizarding world...

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        3. Sporting ABG
          4 years, 11 months ago

          yes indeed.

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      2. Sporting ABG
        4 years, 11 months ago

        in the article.

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    2. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Walters simply has better form, they had to leave someone out

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      1. Sporting ABG
        4 years, 11 months ago

        Julie Walters is more nailed on than Dzeko.

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    3. gravless
      4 years, 11 months ago

      He's in hiding after collecting his lottery winnings.

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    4. Jönny
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Yeah I'm really considering jumping back on board you know.... 8.9m!!

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      1. Sporting ABG
        4 years, 11 months ago

        i've lost 0.5m on him but i'm loving his points.

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        1. Jönny
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 years, 11 months ago

          Just checked his form before last week... short memory you've got there 😉

          I am tempted though, as I say.

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          1. Sporting ABG
            4 years, 11 months ago

            what can i say? he's a keeper.

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  15. Captain Berbarossa - arrrrr…
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Any chance Sagna might be sold this window? Jenks dropping again soon and would be a bargain at 4.1

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    1. Pork Pie Sausage Roll
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Woukld seriously doubt it, unless I've missed out on any rumours...

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      1. Dial Square
        4 years, 11 months ago

        Sagna has played terribly this season

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        1. Pork Pie Sausage Roll
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          4 years, 11 months ago

          He's still central to them though. Reminds me of everyone slating Evra last season.

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          1. Dial Square
            4 years, 11 months ago

            nah - Evra was allways good going forward as well as at the back. Sagna has allways been a good defender, but overhits his crosses and offers little penetration down the wing.

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      2. Captain Berbarossa - arrrrr…
        4 years, 11 months ago

        Think he's still not signed a contract extension and his deal is running out soon so may be sold or risk losing him for nothing in 18 months. Arsenal may want to sell him while they can.

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    2. Screaming Midget
      4 years, 11 months ago

      So long as he lasts the DGW, I won't mind.

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    3. Canadian Football
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 11 months ago

      This is the reason why i elected to get Gibbs instead of Sagna in my WC last week.

      It it were to happen.....most will have lots of options to downgrade and raise funds going forward.

      Gibbs>Jenk = 1.5 Savings
      Cameron>Wilson = 0.7 Savings

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      1. Captain Berbarossa - arrrrr…
        4 years, 11 months ago

        Agreed, those would be two downgrades I'd like to do if/when it becomes viable

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  16. China Mag
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Even if remy follows the money to qpr (and i couldn't blame the lad for that), i'm still confident that we will spend this window. Ashley must be aware of the new TV deal starting next year, so be keen on ensuring our premier league survival. There was 10m+ left over in the summer from deals that broke down at the last moment. Then it would make sense to bring forward any funds set aside for next summer. No idea who we will go for though, as remy seems to have been the only target!

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    1. pompeyfan
      4 years, 11 months ago

      you can have Miralem Sulejmani, he's available

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      1. China Mag
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        4 years, 11 months ago

        We were linked with him last year. Looked awesome on youtube. How is he in real life?

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        1. pompeyfan
          4 years, 11 months ago

          terrible. All left foot, and I mean I have never seen him touch it with his right. A bit over weight and not quick enough. Very skillful tho. Also available for free more than likely.

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    2. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Djibril Cisse...? A Cisse in the January window...see if lightning strikes twice

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      1. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
        4 years, 11 months ago

        Or just get relegated...whichever

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      2. Crouch Potato!
        4 years, 11 months ago

        He is heading to Greece possibly.

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    3. Optimus.
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      well with carrolls money and hba looking to leave this window ye will be rolling in it

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      1. Crouch Potato!
        4 years, 11 months ago

        Hba won't leave until the summer as far as I'm aware.

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  17. Dr. Strangelove
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Asked eariler but didn't get a reply. I registered in GW2, is there anyway to check how many ppl are in that league?

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    1. Sporting ABG
      4 years, 11 months ago

      you could ask around.

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    2. Fashanu Zealand Jelly
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      You need to get to the last page of the league listing. If you look in the URL there is a page number. Trial and error and you can get to the last page and you'll see how many.

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      1. Dr. Strangelove
        4 years, 11 months ago

        Cheers. Top 1k of ~300k, not bad for a first timer 🙂

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    3. Ginkapo
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      Go to the second page of that league, then in the url alter the page number till you find the end.

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  18. Round and Round
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Looking ahead to next week, have 6.2 to spend on a midfielder for one game. The likely lads:

    A) Pilkington (TOT)
    B) Milner (qpr)
    C) Karagounis/Duff (WHM)
    D) Cleverley (SOT)

    Which looks best? Any others I've overlooked?

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    1. Dial Square
      4 years, 11 months ago

      noble/diaby

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    2. making up the numbers
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Consider a both GWer

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  19. JK - Grabbangladesh Manager…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 11 months ago

    afternoon lads

    Firslty don’t worry too much on O’Brien. David Gold tweeted last night that he’ll be ready in time for the DGW as he’s progressed better than expected.

    Secondly, Carlton Cole, my punt on him looks like failing. It seems clear that Big Sam doesn’t rate him since he’s brought in 2 strikers. But I’m stuck with him until wc. So my question is, do I look to move Berba on and get another DGW striker in instead? Can't see Carlton starting, Chamakh can start v QPR with this Brazilain fella starting v Arsenal. So what do you think, play Cole and bench Berba, ore sell Berba to Pod and bench Cole? Surely Pod is a better DGW prospect than Cole. He's guaranteed 2 starts and pens.

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    1. Dial Square
      4 years, 11 months ago

      reckon Carton will get 120mins - judging by how he's been shitting all over my team for the last 4 weeks, this still doesn't mean he will get any points...

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    2. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Hard luck, really thought that Carlton Cole punt would pay off...

      .......

      .......................

      ........................................ *tumbleweed*

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      1. JK - Grabbangladesh Manager…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 years, 11 months ago

        yes I know it was silly. at the time I only had 4.3 on a striker when I upgraded Sterling to Fellaini. At the time he was West Ham's only fit striker and he had a DGW.

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        1. JK - Grabbangladesh Manager…
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          4 years, 11 months ago

          4.9 even

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    3. Captain Berbarossa - arrrrr…
      4 years, 11 months ago

      If O'Brien makes the DGW, I'm going to feel like a tool for bringing in Collins last week in his place 😀

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    4. Lateriser 12
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Giroud 😀

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    5. Ginkapo
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      Rly JOB is a good'un

      Torres ➡ Lambert has worked out for me this week

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    6. Brutus619
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Thank you so much for the O'Brien news, was really worried he wouldn't play.

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  20. Lateriser 12
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Just saw the highlights of the WBA RDG game. Morisson was absolutely sensational.

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    1. gravless
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Was he?

      Lukaku was better.

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      1. Lateriser 12
        4 years, 11 months ago

        Oh definitely Just talking about Morisson since he hasnt been mentioned once.

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      2. Sporting ABG
        4 years, 11 months ago

        Morrison was involved in pretty much everything.

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    2. making up the numbers
      4 years, 11 months ago

      it was Reading though,
      and they still lost the match,
      monitor for one more week, I will say,
      as he has been playing well for a while now but not deliverling FPL points

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      1. Brutus619
        4 years, 11 months ago

        You're kidding right? He's been playing CDM for the last few from what I can tell. He's a beast at CAM though.

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    3. Jonty
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      He was good...great passing especially to Lukaku....only problem those fixtures. After the weekend they turn more sour.

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      1. Jonty
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        4 years, 11 months ago

        *turn sour

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    4. Brutus619
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Glad someone else feels the same way. He was absolutely fantastic and Lukaku's brilliant performance was almost dependent on Morrison's!

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  21. Jönny
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    4 years, 11 months ago

    Walters form being rated at 'B' is pushing it a bit... 25 points from the last 8 games, and his one good game (15) is somewhat negated by last week!

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  22. MJ6987 (Denver)
    4 years, 11 months ago

    So, Torres to start and Ba benched tonight by the sounds of it. Rafa already getting his excuses in about rotating his strikers to appease the fans, despite the fact Ba played 90 minutes most games for the Toon and scored in most of them!

    Pretty much confirms that Ba is not a great option anymore.

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    1. roscola
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      Agreed, although if he doesn't start tomorrow I'd expect him to start against Arsenal and he scored twice against them a few weeks ago

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      1. Jönny
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        4 years, 11 months ago

        Best case scenario for me, that. Rival has him captain this week, so I'd prefer he plays Arsenal and not tomorrow.

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      2. MJ6987 (Denver)
        4 years, 11 months ago

        Sorry, tomorrow not tonight. He could end up being one of those that you keep and then keeps getting benched but you continue to keep because "that means he'll definitely play the next one"...etc...

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    2. Dago
      4 years, 11 months ago

      both will be benched tonight, its tomorrow night Im interested in. No I reckon Ba will still start.

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  23. Pork Pie Sausage Roll
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    4 years, 11 months ago

    Wish it was tomorrow; really fancy spending tonight sitting on my arse watching football 🙁

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    1. Dago
      4 years, 11 months ago

      yer same here, gone have to gym now so I can have tomorrow night off.

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    2. Jönny
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      Tell me about it... the missus is out tonight, could've found a stream and bought a couple of beers in. No chance I'm getting away with that tomorrow.

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      1. Gaz Downright
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        4 years, 11 months ago

        how depressing

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    3. Sporting ABG
      4 years, 11 months ago

      wish it was tomorrow; really bored of stupid posts.

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      1. boc610
        4 years, 11 months ago

        your defo in the wrong place if your bored of stupid posts!

        and that includes every rate my team/who will get more points/look how many points i got/ is this a good score?/ how long is a piece of string? flotsam and jetsum that floods this place every 5 seconds

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        1. gravless
          4 years, 11 months ago

          😯

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    4. Optimus.
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      well there is fa cup replays tonight

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      1. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
        4 years, 11 months ago

        None live though, right?

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        1. Optimus.
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          4 years, 11 months ago

          no idea unless bbc do

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    5. Captain Berbarossa - arrrrr…
      4 years, 11 months ago

      This why I'm going to invent stasis chambers. Set the time you want to wake up for things you want to do and go into hibernation and halt aging while I wait.

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  24. Dago
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Ba and Berbatov > Sturridge and Dzeko?

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    1. Messimerized- Join My FPL L…
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Yep

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    2. Fashanu Zealand Jelly
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      I reckon if Torres starts tomorrow Ba will start GW 23. So you are proposing to switch two starters for two guys whose start is not certain. I MIGHT do it for free, would not for a hit.

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      1. Dago
        4 years, 11 months ago

        Yes it would be for a hit, it is a risk that could pay off nicely though.

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  25. VagnerLove
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Predicted points from:
    Ba, 6
    Torres, 5
    Mata, 10
    Azpi, 6
    Shaw, 0
    Puncheon, 2

    What do you think?

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    1. gravless
      4 years, 11 months ago

      I think you've missed Lampards 8

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    2. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Mata 9 assists and Chelsea to win 2-1

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    3. MJ6987 (Denver)
      4 years, 11 months ago

      1
      2
      7
      6
      0
      2

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  26. Lateriser 12
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Gink, who you going in with for the Arsenal DGW?

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    1. JK - Grabbangladesh Manager…
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      not Gink, but thinking of Reid, Gibbs, JOB, Theo and Pod, with C. Cole on the bench. Time to let Berba go

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      1. Lateriser 12
        4 years, 11 months ago

        Yep. I agree. Bench Cole. Wham are in poor form anyway.

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    2. Ginkapo
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      Walcott, JOB and Demel atm

      I am thinking about Bale to Cazorla as I dont want the former long term.

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      1. JK - Grabbangladesh Manager…
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        4 years, 11 months ago

        why would you not want Bale long term?

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        1. Ginkapo
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          4 years, 11 months ago

          Barring one humoungous point haul that I was lucky to captain him for he has done sod all. I feel like i am very alone in this belief.

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      2. Lateriser 12
        4 years, 11 months ago

        Was hoping you'd gamble on Olivier.

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        1. Ginkapo
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          4 years, 11 months ago

          Sadly not, might gamble on the OX

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  27. Doosra - ☭Bolivia Giroud…
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    4 years, 11 months ago

    Aaargggh! You're the Boss appears to have gone belly-up!!! 🙁

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    1. Sporting ABG
      4 years, 11 months ago

      oh no!

      i loved Tony Danza.

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    2. good biashara
      4 years, 11 months ago

      hey man, would you know who'll be on penalties for West Ham if Noble is out? thank you!

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      1. JK - Grabbangladesh Manager…
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        4 years, 11 months ago

        Noble will be fit, David Gold confirmed it last night.

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    3. JK - Grabbangladesh Manager…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 11 months ago

      as has my C. Cole pick, shirley he won't start for you again after tomorrow?

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      1. Doosra - ☭Bolivia Giroud…
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        4 years, 11 months ago

        May do. BFS not an open book, you know!

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  28. Lateriser 12
    4 years, 11 months ago

    What a beautiful goal from Larsson. Did Sunderland's signing play?

    Sunderland did look very sharp must say.

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    1. Sporting ABG
      4 years, 11 months ago

      and the ticker makes it better.

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  29. AP
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Shaw is going to play. He tweeted ":)" a bit ago.

    You're welcome.

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    1. Captain Berbarossa - arrrrr…
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Are you Shaw about that?

      I'll get my coat

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    2. boc610
      4 years, 11 months ago

      the shaw shanked knee redemption

      boom.

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    3. AP
      4 years, 11 months ago

      I chuckled at both responses. Damn.

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