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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.”

1,051 Comments Post a Comment
  1. PC ALLSTARS
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Which is best guys for 1-2 Gw's

    A) Verm Punch C Cole

    B) Gibbs Guthrie Lukaku

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    1. roscola
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      B for sure. Verm isn't scoring goals this season so he isn't worth the premium

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  2. Mind över Mata
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    4 years, 11 months ago

    Mignolet
    Baines / Luiz / Demel
    Walcott (c) / Bale / Michu / Fellaini / Mata
    RVP / Ba

    3.9; Pog / Davies / Wilson

    A) Bale -> Caz (then reversing next week)
    B) Ba -> Podolski
    C) Mig -> Chesney
    D) Luiz -> Gibbs

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    1. heco87
      4 years, 11 months ago

      I've got the equivalent of A but I don't know that I could bring myself to take Bale out if I already owned him ... I don't know what that means I'd do.

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    2. The Brown Casanova
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      D. (see a few posts below pal)

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

    Man City have cancelled Michael Johnson's contract just two years after Liverpool bid 10m for him. Liverpool have now upped the bid to £20m.

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    1. Coldplay
      4 years, 11 months ago

      A forgotten man. But doesn't it mean he should be available as a free agent? Pardon my lack of knowledge.

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

        you missed the joke.

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

      Christ Al-bloody-mighty!

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    3. cassanata
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      They way he was putting on weight I thought he was going to be the next Frank Lampard.

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  4. Coldplay
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Am I mad to go with only one DGW player this GW? Probably Walcott. Don't fancy any of the strikers. Don't want to remove Mata for Santi as too much value will be lost. Take a hit to bring two defenders in? One from Arsenal and another from WHU?

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    1. Paz12
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Gibbs + Demel might be good value.

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      1. Coldplay
        4 years, 11 months ago

        Worth a hit? Although can't see either of the team keeping both the CS.

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        1. Paz12
          4 years, 11 months ago

          West Ham have QPR at home, Arsenal have West Ham at home ... surely both are decent shouts for clean sheets.

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    2. Mind över Mata
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      Currently only on Demel and Walcott.

      Can't decide myself.

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      1. The Brown Casanova
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        4 years, 11 months ago

        By the way mate, I've gone off the idea of doing Bale -> Caz. I'm now planning on doing Luiz -> Gibbs. Oh, the excitement!

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        1. Mind över Mata
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          4 years, 11 months ago

          Interesting move, not a bad idea actually.

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  5. Granville
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    4 years, 11 months ago

    Anyone mentioned yet about Kompany's red card being overturned.

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    1. Parm
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      No 😉

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    2. Paz12
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Yes.

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    3. heco87
      4 years, 11 months ago

      There was an intense minute a few pages back where several posted it .. good news for Zabaleta owners.

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    4. Giggs Boson
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      No one i don't think. I heard something about his red car being overturned though.

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    5. Billy Gilmore
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Can't recall it 😉

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  6. Parm
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    4 years, 11 months ago

    Kompany is one lucky boy.

    If that was Yoshida of Soton there's no way that would've been rescinded.

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

      on another note. Last few remaining seats on the Nani GW24 bandwagon. Can I interest you in 1?

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      1. Parm
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        4 years, 11 months ago

        You'll have to convince me...

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

          why? It's Nani we both know what's he capable of, Valencia has no form, Young is better on the left. Who else is there. He'll start tomorrow, get a rest v Spurs, then come out and blow Saints away

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  7. CABAYE4
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Anyone going without Walcott for the DGW?

    I know he's likely to score well but I'd have to sacrifice Bale or Mata to have him which I don't really want to do.

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    1. Coldplay
      4 years, 11 months ago

      If you don't have too much value on any one of Wally or Mata, I would swap. At least as a one week punt.

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      1. CABAYE4
        4 years, 11 months ago

        Who would you prefer to lose out of Bale and Mata?

        Not much of a value loss for either but I probs wouldn't be able to get rid for a while as I'm 99% getting Fellaini in for Nolan GW24 and would have to downgrade elsewhere to fund getting them back.

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  8. TwiggsJameson
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    4 years, 11 months ago

    Well, i'm playing the ultimate differential tomorrow, Artur Boruc. Owned by less than 4000 players I think. Anyone else have him?

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    1. Bøwstring The Carp
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Did you see his last game V Arsenal? He was woeful at the start - dropped the ball about 4 times withing the first 2 mins. Very lucky game he had... although Davis will be 1st choice?

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      1. TwiggsJameson
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        4 years, 11 months ago

        Not sure who is first choise. He was just a bench warming wild card punt. He's got me 7 point so far this GW, so happy.

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    2. Parm
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      Nope, but he was all right last game.

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  9. Paz12
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Shall ask again as it got lost on the bottom of last page (though thanks for the two replies :D)

    Who will score more between now and the end of the season?

    Ba + Suarez + Ivanovic
    Aguero + Sturridge + Ivanovic
    Evra + Sturridge + Ba

    If the middle choice, best to make the transfers this week, next week or the week after (considering Sturridge' lack of match fitness and Aguero's return from injury (I currently have choice number one in my team)).

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    1. SuperDunny - Used to be goo…
      4 years, 11 months ago

      You are going to stick with this choice till the end of the season?

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      1. SuperDunny - Used to be goo…
        4 years, 11 months ago

        btw i'd go for the second option to score most

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        1. Paz12
          4 years, 11 months ago

          Thanks! Seems to be the general consensus. Think it would be wise to hold off till after this week to make the Ba + Suarez > Aguero + Sturridge transfer? Suarez loves playing Norwich too ...

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      2. Paz12
        4 years, 11 months ago

        I play TFF which only gives 30 season transfers, and I have 12 remaining. So this would be my first choice and my remaining transfers used for injuries / form drops / getting people in from teams who are still in Fa Cup as those games count in TFF.

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    2. Billy Gilmore
      4 years, 11 months ago

      *three replies 😥 😉

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      1. Paz12
        4 years, 11 months ago

        Sorry Berbilly! I missed your reply! Have to say yours was my favourite one now I have seen it!

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        1. Billy Gilmore
          4 years, 11 months ago

          If you say so. 🙂

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    3. Dial Square
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Aguero+Sturridge+Zaba

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      1. Paz12
        4 years, 11 months ago

        Interesting. As I have no subs, do you think Zabaleta is 100% nailed on?

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        1. Dial Square
          4 years, 11 months ago

          No, but neither is Ivan (or Sturridge) - TBH I didn't realize you were talking about TFF, for nailed on high points scoring defenders Baines is hard to Ignore at a more reasonable price if TFF

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  10. Van Dal
    4 years, 11 months ago

    If Kompany was a man u player all the conspiracy theorists would be out in droves. MUGS!

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      1. Van Dal
        4 years, 11 months ago

        haha

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  11. RayneWooney
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Afternoon. 🙂
    Just thinking about the DGW, do you think it's worth selling either Bale or Mata to accommodate Caz? I have Theo already and Mata and Bale seem too essential to sell atm...
    Thoughts?

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    1. Hatter
      4 years, 11 months ago

      no dont

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    2. silverwood
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Personally would leave it, however if mata plays 90 mins tomorrow does that make him a risk for Saturdays game?

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  12. EmreCan Hustle
    4 years, 11 months ago

    i used my Jan WC last week, but i still have another available. What is the best time to use it(assuming no more DGWs)?

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    1. Andrew
      4 years, 11 months ago

      There will be other DGW's though

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    2. ★FC Borecelona★
      4 years, 11 months ago

      There WILL be more DGWs

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      1. EmreCan Hustle
        4 years, 11 months ago

        Awesome,sit tight till then?

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        1. ★FC Borecelona★
          4 years, 11 months ago

          Yeah boi

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  13. - DC -
    4 years, 11 months ago

    WCT revised. (not final, may change before deadline)

    Foster - Cesar
    Sagna - Wisdom - Naughton - Huth - Zabaleta
    Michu - Walcott - Mata - Bale - Fellaini
    van Persie - Pogrebnyak - Sturridge

    £0.4 in the bank.

    May do Walcott to Taarabt the following gameweek, and then upgrading Pogrebnyak. Depends on Walcott whether I make those changes or not. Looking at doing Wisdom to a Swansea defender, if/when he starts getting benched.

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    1. Andrew
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Dont like that forward line, sorry.

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    2. Tommyboy
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Defence is also too pricey

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      1. - DC -
        4 years, 11 months ago

        You should have seen it before my wildcard. 😉

        I was advised to upgrade it yesterday on here. 😀

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    3. Andrew
      4 years, 11 months ago

      No point in having "The Power 5" if it means you have "The Power 1" up front.

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      1. - DC -
        4 years, 11 months ago

        I transferred out Suarez for Sturridge.

        Pog will be upgraded after the DGW, if Walcott fails to deliver. I'l be getting Taarabt in, so its only a power 5 for this week.......maybe.

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  14. Fail@PickingCap
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Has there been any news on Cuellers injury?

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  15. LewanGOALski
    4 years, 11 months ago

    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. heco87
      4 years, 11 months ago

      B

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  16. Jonah Takalua
    4 years, 11 months ago

    will tomkins play twice in collins absence for west ham?

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  17. Paz12
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Anyone noticed people don't really like RMT's but LOVE to answer choices between A, B and C. Food for thought, question askers!

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    1. LewanGOALski
      4 years, 11 months ago

      It's easier to answer for these kind of questions, I suppose

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  18. Granville
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    4 years, 11 months ago

    #Breaking news that's getting hard to ignore. Kompany’s red card has been overturned.

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      1. Granville
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        4 years, 11 months ago

        I'm trying to keep it sticky-ed in the recent comments.

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        1. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
          4 years, 11 months ago

          🙂

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    1. heartsattack
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Quite surprised. Both feet of the ground.

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    3. The3rdTurd
      4 years, 11 months ago

      What, again? that red card's been turned over more times than the Villa defense

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    4. Billy Gilmore
      4 years, 11 months ago

      I'm getting this weird feeling that I've heard this before...

      ...not sure why though...

      ‾\ 😕 /‾

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    5. The Assassin-Faced BabyDave
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      stop posting this unless this is ironic, in which case, stop posting this.

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

      It's so boring right now everyone's getting excited over a rescinded red card...can we just have 45 minutes of the DGW finale tonight for entertainment??

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  19. heartsattack
    4 years, 11 months ago

    I have Walcott Suarez Tevez and Ba. I plan to get (over next 3 GW's) A Johnson Sturridge Rooney and Aguero. Like/Not Like?

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  20. Paz12
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Choice guys!

    Zabaleta + Aguero + Suarez
    Ivanovic + Sturridge + Aguero

    Have to play all three every week till end of the season. Who will score more points?

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    1. LewanGOALski
      4 years, 11 months ago

      1st for me

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    2. heartsattack
      4 years, 11 months ago

      A but not by much.

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    3. Billy Gilmore
      4 years, 11 months ago

      The former.

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  21. Screaming Midget
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Anyone know if Kompany's red card was overturned?

    Not seen it mentioned on here...

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    1. heartsattack
      4 years, 11 months ago

      I'm waiting on Joey Barton to confirm it.

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    2. Ginkapo
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      Nope, he still faces a three match ban

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  22. Parm
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    4 years, 11 months ago

    Is that Doosra on Perfection(BBC1)?

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

      😆 if it is he'll struggle, no questions on West Ham or wine

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      1. Crouch Potato!
        4 years, 11 months ago

        I resemble that remark!

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      2. Parm
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        4 years, 11 months ago

        Shoes, Celebrities, Population, SciFi, Politicians & Rambo are his final categories.

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  23. Flying Assassins
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Should I bring in Demel & Podolski for a -4 hit and then wildcard after?

    Current squad...
    Begovic - Federici
    Cameron - Cuellar - Clyne - Luiz - Sagna
    Michu - Walcott - Mata - Bale - Puncheon
    RVP - Ba - Berbatov

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

    BREAKING NEWS

    Vincent Kompany's car over-turned by Joleon Lescott

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    1. Parm
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      JK, I have no space for Nani.

      Mata(rea), Fellaini(WBA), Bale(nor) & Michu(essential)

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

        hmm, tough one, Theo has a tough fixture but it will cost more to get him back.

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    2. The Assassin-Faced BabyDave
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      I did a tea-spurt - keep it to "red car" though, tea will be spat further.

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  25. # Young Gun SEAMUS #
    4 years, 11 months ago

    will ba play this week against saints ??

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    1. Fail@PickingCap
      4 years, 11 months ago

      In my opinion, Torres will start, and Ba will only come on if Torres is 'tired' or they are at a draw around 70mins.

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  26. JD
    4 years, 11 months ago

    mata or bale till the end of the season?

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    1. PGR
      4 years, 11 months ago

      both

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      1. JD
        4 years, 11 months ago

        OR

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  27. Giggs Boson
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    4 years, 11 months ago

    http://tinyurl.com/b4e7jq2
    The last thing i need to do this week is to destroy the The Quintessential, aka The Power 5.

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    1. Jönny
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      Mr Boson... I responded t'other day to your post about RVP's mediocre returns when he plays with Rooney, but I think I missed you.

      I looked into it, and of his top 5 scores (16, 15, 12, 12, 11) the top 2 came without Rooney on the pitch, but 3rd, 4th and 5th came with Rooney playing too. He's got 7.625 PPG without Rooney, and 6.46 PPG with.

      So perhaps not that much in it after all?

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      1. Giggs Boson
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        4 years, 11 months ago

        If you look at the players around him in the PPG league table, that is actually a significant difference. Yes he is a terrific RPL player, with or without Rooney, but i don't think he is worth 14.1m when Rooney plays.

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        1. Giggs Boson
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          4 years, 11 months ago

          *FPL

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

          True enough, but it's a much larger sample playing with him so you'd expect it to drop a bit. 6.46 is still pretty good.

          Besides, it's the consistency that makes him worth it, I think. Particularly if you're bothered about H2Hs, which I am, a bit. Too many times when captaining Rooney would have knackered your week.

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

      GB, which of the power 5 would you drop for Nani? Bar Theo they all have nice fixtures but Theo will cost too much to get back

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      1. Giggs Boson
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        4 years, 11 months ago

        Bale or Mata i guess. It's a leap of faith 🙂

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  28. Mind över Mata
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    4 years, 11 months ago

    Hey Nick, like the plan.

    Luiz -> Gibbs sounds sensible, particularly with Rafatation taking place.

    If Ba doesn't start this week he is also a great shout vs Arsenal.

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  29. Van Dal
    4 years, 11 months ago

    The FA is out to make city win the league this season. so many decisions gone against utd this season and more will come. just watch.

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

      poor old united, bullied and pushed around again by the big boys!

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    2. SuperOsçarBaby
      4 years, 11 months ago

      -3667787!!!!!!

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  30. - DC -
    4 years, 11 months ago

    I saw a stat the other day, that Daniel Sturridge is top 5 in the league for goals per minute. I think he was 3rd. van Persie 1st.

    As a Liverpool supporter, I really welcomed the Sturridge signing and I have seen nothing so far that tells me it is a bad transfer. He was the main man vs. Mansfield before he went of, making lots of runs of the last man (yes I know it was Mansfield) and when he came on against Man United, he changed our game immensely. Suarez dropped deep, and while I think it will be an interchanging system, and Suarez will still return on a regular basis, I think it will be mainly assists, the goals will be going to the sharper, pacier Sturridge, who is always looking at breaking the offside trap. Suarez reminded me of Cazorla in the second half, and I'd much rather have Sturridge looking to make the run and finish.

    Considering FPL is about moving players on JUST at the right time and bringing players in JUST at the right time. Sturridge in for Suarez is a must for me. So much so, I've already made the transfer in my WC. 😉

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    1. Fashanu Zealand Jelly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 11 months ago

      I agree with this except for the part where this is supposed to materialise in the form of fantasy points for GW23. Rodgers still talks about Sturridge as not being match fit, and there is a good chance he starts on the bench again this week. On a wc makes sense, but you could also play someone more reliable this week and move him in next if he seems nailed on.

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